Remote control key

Locking and unlocking with the remote control key

Updated 1/21/2020

Locking and unlocking with the remote control key

The buttons on the remote control key can be used to lock and unlock all doors, the boot lid and the fuel filler flap simultaneously.

Locking with the remote control key

16w17 - SPA - Remote Key with buttons

The figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model.

Press the remote control key button to lock the car.

For the lock sequence to be activated, the driver door must be closedIf the car is equipped with keyless locking/unlocking* then all side doors must be closed.. If any of the other doors or the boot lid are open, these are locked and alarmed* only when they are closed. The alarm's movement detectors* are activated when all the doors and the boot lid are closed and locked.

Note

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 "Double lock" function is also deactivated. The key left behind 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 with another valid key.

Locking when the boot lid is open

Note

If the car has been locked while the boot lid is open, be careful not to leave the remote control key in the cargo area when the boot lid is closed and the car is completely lockedIf the car is equipped with keyless locking/unlocking and the key is detected inside the car, the boot lid will not lock when it is closed.*.

Unlocking with the remote control key

Press the remote control key button to unlock the car.

Automatic relocking

If none of the doors or the boot lid is opened within 2 minutes of unlocking, they are locked automatically. This function prevents the car from being left unlocked unintentionally.

When the remote control key does not work

Note

Always try moving closer to the car and making another unlock attempt.

If it is not possible to lock or unlock with the remote control key, the battery may be discharged - in which case, lock or unlock the driver's door with the detachable key blade.


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