Vehicles with heated or heated and ventilated front seats can have this feature turn on automatically during a remote start." It is 28 degrees outside today. I called GM customer service and the agent told me that there is a temperature sensor that determines when these features will work.I turned my air conditioner on its coldest setting. I know when I picked up the car in OH it was down to 16 deg and all of these options were on when I used remote start and then got in the car.I saw no signs of ice melting and I didn't hear any fans running I assume this feature is tied to the automatic climate control feature.
I called GM customer service and eventually ended up talking with a manager.
She was convinced (and tried to convince me) that the "remote start cooled seats" feature requires you to be sitting in the car.
"Vehicles with an automatic climate control system will default to a heating or cooling mode depending on the outside temperature during a remote start. According to the last post, the heat should have turned on if my "auto climate control was working correctly." I should not have to leave my heat or air conditioner running before I turn off the car. The feature should work the same in both the vehicles, especially since both cars have the same RPO codes... I turned my air conditioner on its coldest setting. Yesterday, we had ice on all the windows and it was 28 deg out.
When the key is turned to ON/RUN (key access), or the ON/RUN/START ignition position is selected (keyless access), the climate control system will turn on at the setting the vehicle was set to when the vehicle was last turned off. Waited 9 minutes (since it only runs for 10 minutes). I did the remote start twice before getting in and after 20 min my windows were still frozen and my seat doesnt feel even warm.
Vehicles with heated or heated and ventilated front seats can have this feature turn on automatically during a remote start. When I use the remote start, my heat should come on because the temperature outside is below a pre-defined temperature.