Nissan Rogue SV 2011 is keyless entry vehicle. When using remote starter, the engine shuts off when brake pedal depressed and the car is restarted to drive away. does this ‘turning off/turning on’ the engine damage any of the systems of this vehicle. it just doesn’t seem a good idea to have the engine turned off and then immediately turned on
It shouldn’t hurt anything, but I don’t understand why this happens. Usually you put the key in, turn the key to “on” and drive. Have you checked the manual to confirm that your remote start is working as designed?
Since you’re pressing the brake FIRST…that’s what it’s designed to do . so no one without a key can get in and drive away.
when you first get in ,
you’re supposed to turn the key to the run position , THEN press the brake to put into gear to drive away.
Yup, that’s exactly what it’s supposed to do. Just be careful that you don’t turn the key to START after you get in when it’s already running. It’ll make a nasty grinding noise to tell you if you do. Or is it one with one of those mis-named “smart” keys? If that’s the case, all bets are off. Is the remote start a factory option, or an aftermarket add on?
Yes, the car’s OEM remote start system is acting as it was designed to do, by the car’s manufacturer.
Of course, someone could buy an aftermarket system that does not have this anti-theft feature, but then you run the risk of some hack in that aftermarket shop doing damage to the car’s wiring harness…and this damage would not be covered by warranty. Does this potential problem ever happen? Yup! More often than most of those shops would admit to.
So…to sum up, while it is not the absolute best thing to be stopping and restarting an engine, if the OP normally drives for at least 10 miles before shutting the engine off again, there should be no long-term problems. If it was so injurious to the car…would the car manufacturers be designing their OEM remote start systems this way?
Too many ‘Starts’ could indeed result in earlier-than-necessary repairs needed. There’s a certain number of ‘Starts’ designed into the starter motor mechanism, especially the high current selenoid contacts. Once that number is exceeded, it’s only a matter of time before you start to hear “Click” when you attempt to start the car. Fortunately, this process is somewhat forgiving to the driver. If you take the car to the shop when you first start hearing the “Clicks”, you probably won’t end up stranded – because when you first start hearing the “Clicks” , you can usually just try it again and it will start after a few more attempts. I wouldn’t lose much sleep over this, but to the extent you can minimize the number starts, so much the better.