Subaru Remote Start with Home Assistant
We own a 2021 Subaru Forester and it includes the STARLINK remote start. Throughout our home we have a number of smart devices, Amazon, Google and Home Assistant.
I wanted to figure out a way to allow me to remote start our car without the need to use the Subaru app. I discovered that Home Assistant ( https://www.home-assistant.io/) had an integration to Subaru, however it was only to pull data. Then I discovered that someone else created a STARLINK integration – which supports remote start! (https://github.com/G-Two/homeassistant-subaru)
I successfully configured the integration and was able to create an Automation that allowed me to call the subaru.remote_start service with the payload being vin:MY_VIN. I created a webhook trigger so I can call it from other services, such as Alexa or Garmin.
I configured the APICall widget (https://apps.garmin.com/en-US/apps/ac9a81ab-a52d-41b3-8c14-940a9de37544) for Garmin to allow me to trigger the web service and start the Forester. I also created a stop vehicle one to shut it down if needed.
Please let me know if you have any questions!