well i live in florida so no need for them but i remote stat from inside the house and walk to the car. im sure it primes the fuel pump and glow plugs. but when i manually turn it on i wait for all the lights to turn off so figure the glow plugs have turned off by then.
I was referring to oreo when he stated that after the recall he was having cold weather start issues, but yes when you remote start, it waits for the glow plugs to finish their cycle (if needed). Since you're in florida, you may never or hardly ever see the glow plug light. They are very quick when compared to other glow plug systems I've seen. But the light on the dash is yellow and kind of looks like a coiled up spring.
Oreo, something you may want to try is to cycle the glow plugs twice before starting. Turn the ignition on, wait for the glow plug light to go out, turn the ignition off for about 5 seconds, then turn the ignition back on until the light goes out again, then start. I'm curious if cycling the glow plugs twice like this will show any improvement or not.