Locking and unlocking

Remote key

Updated 1/31/2020

Remote key

The remote key is used to lock and unlock doors and the trunk lid. The remote key must be in the vehicle in order to start the engine.

16w17 - SPA - Remote Keys overview both variants

Remote keyThe illustration is generic - details may vary according to vehicle model. and button-less key (Key Tag)*.

The remote key is not physically used to start the ignition because the vehicle is standard-equipped with keyless start (Passive Start). The key only needs to be in the front section of the passenger compartment.

For vehicles equipped with keyless locking and unlocking (Passive Entry)*, the engine can be started with the key anywhere in the vehicle. A smaller, lighter and button-less key (Key Tag) is also provided.

The remote keys can be linked to different driver profiles to store personal settings in the vehicle.

Remote key buttons

16w17 - SPA - Remote Key with buttons

The remote key has four buttons, one on the left side and three on the right.

  Locking - Press once to lock the doors, trunk lid and fuel filler door and arm the alarm.
Press and hold to close all windows.
  Unlocking – Press once to unlock the doors and trunk lid and disarm the alarm.
Press and hold to open all windows at the same time. This total airing function can be used to e.g. quickly air out the vehicle in hot weather.
  Trunk lid - Press to unlock and disarm the trunk lid only. Pressing and holding will open the trunk lid mechanically due to the preloaded springs.
  Panic alarm - Used to attract attention in emergency situations. Press and hold the button for at least 3 seconds or press twice within 3 seconds to activate the turn signals and horn. To deactivate, wait at least 5 seconds and press the button again. If no action is taken, the panic alarm will deactivate automatically after 3 minutes.

Warning

If anyone is left in the vehicle, make sure that power to the power windows and panoramic roof* is cut off by always taking the remote key with you when you leave the vehicle.

Note

Be aware of the risk of locking the remote key in the vehicle.

  • If the remote key or key tag is left in the vehicle, it will be deactivated when the vehicle is locked and the alarm set using another valid key. The key will be reactivated when the vehicle is unlocked.
  • If the remote key or Red Key is left in the vehicle, it will be deactivated even if the vehicle is locked using Volvo On Call, and will be reactivated when the vehicle is unlocked using Volvo On Call or another valid key.

Button-less key (Key Tag)*

The button-less keyAlso called sport key. provided with the keyless locking and unlocking function works in the same way as the regular remote key for keyless start, locking and unlocking. The key is waterproof up to a depth of approx. 10 meters (30 feet) for up to 60 minutes. It does not have a detachable key blade and its battery cannot be replaced.

Red Key - restricted remote key*

A Red Key is a key that makes it possible to set restrictions for some of the vehicle's functions, e.g. maximum speed and maximum audio system volume. It helps vehicle owners ensure that the vehicle is being operated responsibly by other drivers.

Interference

Electromagnetic fields or obstructing objects may interfere with the remote key's functions for keyless start and keyless locking and unlocking*.

Note

Avoid storing the remote control key near metal objects or electronic devices, e.g. cell phones, tablets, laptops or chargers – preferably no closer than 10-15 cm (4-6 in.).

If you experience interference, use the remote key's detachable blade to unlock the vehicle and place the remote key in the backup key reader in the tunnel console cup holder to disarm the alarm.

Note

When the remote control key is placed in the cup holder, make sure that no other vehicle keys, metal objects or electronic devices (e.g. cell phones, tablets, laptops or chargers) are found in the cup holder. Multiple vehicle keys close to each other in the cup holder can disrupt their functionality.

Warning

California Proposition 65

Operating, servicing and maintaining a passenger vehicle can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, do not idle the engine except as necessary, service your vehicle in a well ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing your vehicle. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/passenger-vehicle.


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