Remote start (ERS)*
Remote start (ERS – Engine Remote Start) means that the car's engine can be started remotely in order to be able to warm up/cool down the passenger compartment before departure. Remote start is activated via key and/or via Volvo On Call*, see .
The climate control system starts on automatic settings. A remote-started engine is activated for a maximum of 15 minutes, then it is switched off. After two activations of remote start, the engine must be started in the normal way before remote start can be used again.
Engine remote start is only available in cars with automatic gearbox and cars that have a bonnet switch1 installed.
To remote-start the engine, the following criteria must be met:
- The car must be supervised.
- There must be no people or animals inside or around the car.
- The car must not be parked in a closed, unventilated area - the exhaust gases may seriously injure humans and animals.