Remote control keyThe figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model., on left, and button-less key (Key Tag)*, on right.
The remote control key is not physically used when starting since the car is equipped with support for keyless starting (Passive Start) as standard.
The key must be in the front part of the passenger compartment, e.g. in the driver's pocket or the runnel console cup holder, for it to be possible to start the car.
Keyless locking and unlocking of doors, tailgate (Passive Entry*) is also available as an option. The key then has a range extending in a semicircle with a radius of approx. 1.5 metres (5 feet) out from the driver's door and approx. 1 metre (3 feet) out from the tailgate respectively.
With keyless starting and keyless locking and unlocking, the remote control key can be located anywhere in the passenger compartment or the cargo area and maintain the functionality to start the car.
Each one of the remote control keys included with the car can be linked to a driver profile with unique settings for the car. When a key with a certain profile is used, the car's settings are adapted according to the profile.
Button-less key (Key Tag)
For cars equipped with keyless locking and unlocking*, a slightly smaller, lighter and button-less key (Key Tag) is supplied. It works the same way as the normal remote control key when it comes to keyless starting and locking and unlocking. The key is waterproof to a depth of approx. 10 metres (30 feet) for up to 60 minutes. It has no detachable key blade and the battery cannot be replaced.
Remote control key buttons
The remote control key has four buttons - one on the left-hand side and three on the right-hand sideThe figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model..
If anyone is left in the car, make sure the power windows and panoramic roof* are de-energised by always taking the remote control key with you when you leave the car.
Be aware of the risk of locking the remote control key in the car.
- A remote control key or Key Tag left in the car will be deactivated when the car is locked and the alarm is armed using another valid key. The "Deadlock" function is also deactivated. The deactivated key is reactivated when the car is unlocked.
- A Red Key left in the car will be deactivated even when the car is locked using Volvo On Call, and reactivated when the car is unlocked using Volvo On Call or by pressing the key's unlock button.
Remote control key functions for keyless starting and keyless locking and unlocking* can be disrupted by electromagnetic fields and screening.
Avoid storing the remote control key close to metal objects or electronic apparatus, e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers - preferably no closer than 10-15 cm (4-6 inches).
If there is still interference - use the remote control key's detachable key blade to unlock and then place the key in the backup reader in the cup holder to disarm the car.
When the remote control key is placed in the cup holder, make sure that no other car keys, metal objects or electronic apparatus (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers) are in the cup holder. Several car keys close to each other in the cup holder can cause interference with each other.