Hey guys, just picked up an 08 V on Friday and wow...I love it. Traded in my 06 v6 that was loaded with all the good stuff. This bad boy puts it to shame.
Now for my concern. I've searched for remote start issues here but haven't found any solutions. The option is on under the settings but the car doesn't start. I press the lock button, then hold the start button and the lights flash but the car doesn't start.
The next one is the auto door locks. The car has not been locking itself once off and doors are closed. It locked a couple of times but I would say its a 50/50 thing.
The car has under 50k and is still under power train warranty but I'm sure neither of these will be covered.
To be honest, I don't mind locking my own doors and not having remote start in order to have this ride but it does kinda suck cause I know these should.
Back to the good stuff. She's silver with 2 tone black and grey interior, chrome factory wheels, and previous owner was a woman who seems to have babied it. Not a nick in the wheels, paint and interior is pretty much spotless. Looking forward to driving it for years to come.
Congrats on your purchase. Check the valet switch in the glove box for the remote start thing. There are a number of other things that will keep the remote start from working, like the hood being ajar, but you would know that. I forget what the other things are. You might check the manual.
Yeah...I'm doing the same thing I was doing with my 06, but the remote start isn't working. My 06 used to lock itself with me right next to the car, even when I had the trunk open. I've now noticed that the steering wheel exit location isn't working. Starting to think the nav unit needs to be replaced???
No check engine light and the vallet is off...
Automobile(s): 08 STS-V,09 escalade, 80 sedan deville diesel 99 c5 frc 78 z
Re: New V owner with some concern...
All the gm cars I have with auto start I must hit the lock 2 time then hold the start button. 06 v/2011 3500 2011 suburban. New jeep I moved today I had to hit the start button 2 times same with the new fords and vw,s.
Hmm. Yeah I've heard people say that before, but both my STSs (06 AWD and 06 V) only require 1 press of the lock. I do it that way all the time, including today on the V.
FYI, from the owner's manual.........No mention of hitting the lock twice.........
Remote Vehicle Start
This feature allows you to start the engine from outside
/(Remote Start): To start the vehicle using the
remote start feature, do the following:
1. Aim the remote keyless access transmitter at the
2. Press the transmitter’s lock button, release it, and
then immediately press and hold the transmitter’s
remote start button for at least three seconds or until
the vehicle’s turn signal lamps flash. The vehicle’s
doors will be locked.
3. When the vehicle starts, the parking lamps will turn
on and remain on while the vehicle is running.
4. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 while the engine is still
running to add 10 minutes of engine running.
I'm going to try to disconnect the battery tomorrow morning. I've done everything to the owners manual with no results.
With the seat (steering wheel) memory, remote start, and auto locks not working, what are the chances of the nav causing this? I've read of problems with the nav in these cars but never had any with my 06.
I'm sorry to see the concern persists after troubleshooting, 06 STS Rob! If you have any questions in the meantime, or would like assistance working with a Cadillac dealer to resolve your concerns, please email me anytime at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com.
Thank you Katie.
I was doing some more reading and comparing and I think I've found the problem... Started the car this morning and paid attention to the greeting. No greeting appeared at start up. I believe my fobs need to be programmed to 1&2. I will go through the programming steps and hope that does the trick.
Well, now I'm F-Ed! I used the process in the owners manual and have cleared the fobs in order to program #1&2 fobs. I have gone through all the steps, but once it says ready for fob 1... Nothing happens. I waited for the beep indicating that it was programmed but nothing. I now have no fobs programmed and no way to start my car.
Can anyone help clear up the process for me. Once at ready for fob 1 what do I do, just leave the fob in the pocket until it reads ready for fob 2 then press unlock twice?
I've now spent over an hour dealing with this and am ready to break something!
Thank you fast lane! Important part left out....put the key back into fob in order to program fob. Now my fobs are 1&2, all functions are working, including remote start, auto lock, and seat memory. Thanks for all the help.