I have a 2007 Chevy Equinox 2wd. This morning I tried to start the vehicle using the remote car starter. The vehicle would not start after 2 attempts. I then started the vehicle using the key and noticed that the check engine light came on. The vehicle seems to be working alright. Any ideas what the problem may be?
Answer: On the newer GM vehicles that have the remote start function, if there is a check engine light related to the emissions system, or many other trouble code set in the computer system, it will disable the remote start feature. That would be the reason your vehicle did not start when you tried it. Since the vehicle is running fine, the problem you have is most likely nothing serious, but it does need to get a computer scan and get checked out. If you have less than 100,000 miles on it, the issue will probably be covered by the manufacturer's powertrain warranty. And just a reminder, after two attempts to remote start the vehicle, you need to have an ignition cycle with the key before you can try the remote start again.