The Volvo Cars app

Finding the car using the Volvo Cars app

Updated 6/27/2022

Finding the car using the Volvo Cars app

In the Volvo Cars app, you can see the position of your car on a map. The map also shows your own position, i.e. the position of your mobile device. You can use the app to give commands to the car to sound the horn and/or flash the lights so that it is easier to find.

Find car with the Lights & Horn function

You can see your position and the position of the car in the tab. If you need to find the car in e.g. a large car park, you can use the following:

  • Lamps for flashing
  • Lights & Horn to both honk the horn and flash the lights

This activates the car’s horn and/or hazard warning lights for a couple of seconds. The function works within a radius of approximately 500 metres from the carMay vary depending on market..

Limitations for finding car with the Volvo Cars app

If the Volvo Cars app does not show the car's exact position, it may be due to the following:

  • The present position of the car has poor or no GPS visibility, e.g. in an inside car park. In such cases, the latest position received is used as the approximate position.
  • The car could not transmit data to Volvo On Call's servers when you last parked it. The position is sent to your Volvo every time you park your car. If the car has no mobile coverage then the latest position has not been registered - so it is not visible in the app either. This can occur if the car is parked in e.g. a garage with poor mobile coverage.
  • Volvo On Call uses GPS technology to locate the car. The GPS coordinates are translated into addresses which are easy to understand, e.g. street names, which is why it might look as if your car is parked on a street in the local area if, for example, it is parked in a nearby parking garage without GPS coverage.
  • The car's position is not shown when the car is not in use.
  • If the car shows incorrect position on the map, a simpler calibration can take place by locking the car and remaining stationary for 15-30 seconds. If this does not help, visit an authorised Volvo workshop to have the antenna unit checked/calibrated.

Car model/model year

V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2019.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2018.

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine/Recharge from model year 2016 to 2022.

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country from model year 2017 to 2021.

XC40 from model year 2018 onwards.

XC60, XC60 Twin Engine/Recharge, V90 Twin Engine/Recharge and S90 Twin Engine/Recharge from model year 2018 to 2021.

V60, V60 Twin Engine/Recharge and V60 Cross Country from model year 2019 to 2022.

XC40 Twin Engine/Recharge Plug-in Hybrid from model year 2020 onwards.

S60 and S60 Twin Engine/Recharge from 2020 to 2022.

Applies to cars equipped with Volvo On Call.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

System

Volvo On Call


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

V40, V70, XC70 and S80 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2019.

S60, V60 and XC60 from and including model year 2012 to and including 2018.

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine/Recharge from model year 2016 to 2022.

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country from model year 2017 to 2021.

XC40 from model year 2018 onwards.

XC60, XC60 Twin Engine/Recharge, V90 Twin Engine/Recharge and S90 Twin Engine/Recharge from model year 2018 to 2021.

V60, V60 Twin Engine/Recharge and V60 Cross Country from model year 2019 to 2022.

XC40 Twin Engine/Recharge Plug-in Hybrid from model year 2020 onwards.

S60 and S60 Twin Engine/Recharge from 2020 to 2022.

Applies to cars equipped with Volvo On Call.

The range of models, systems and services may vary depending on market.

System

Volvo On Call


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