Remote Start of the vehicle using the Volvo Cars app

Using the Volvo Cars app, the car can be started remotely in order to heat or cool the car to a comfortable temperature.1


Available functions in the Volvo Cars app can vary depending on vehicle model, model year and region. Available functions may also vary over time.

Points to remember before remote starting your car

The function can only be used if:

  • The vehicle is locked.
  • No vehicle keys remain in the vehicle.
  • The hood is locked.
  • The vehicle is parked and the transmission is in Park.
  • The engine is not running.
  • The vehicle is under supervision.
  • There are no people or animals in or around the vehicle.
  • The vehicle is not parked inside a closed room/space without sufficient ventilation.
  • There are no risks of anybody being in direct contact with the vehicle (e.g. during service work in a workshop or children playing near the vehicle).
  • The function can be used at the specified time according to local law.

In addition, the system will check the following before the vehicle is started:

  • Engine status is OK (no critical diagnostic trouble codes).
  • Sufficient fuel level (more than 8 liters (2.11 US gallons)).
  • The charging cable is not plugged in.2

User recommendations can be found in the Volvo Cars app.

Remote starting the car

First, make sure it is permissible under local environmental regulations and laws to start the vehicle in its present location.
Go to the Px-2037-VOC app icon Home tab and press the Px-2417-VC app remote start icon icon.
Enter when you plan to start driving (in number of minutes, 1-15, from the current time). Confirm that you want to start the vehicle and verify your identify using your phone's unlock method (PIN code, password, pattern, TouchID, FaceID, etc.).


For safety reasons, it is not possible to drive the vehicle after it has been remote started via the Volvo Cars app. The function will be active until you depress the brake pedal and turn the start knob/press the start button.

It is possible to activate the function in the Volvo Cars app twice in succession. After that, the vehicle has to be started with the key before you can activate the function via the app again.

When the car is started remotely in cold weather, functions such as seat heating, heated wing mirrors and heated rear windscreen are automatically activated.

Remote starting the climate control

It may also be possible to remote start the climate control without starting the car.3 Read about this function in Remote starting climate control using the Volvo Cars app.

Car key with Remote Start function

If you have a car key with Remote Start, you can use it together with the Volvo Cars app. You can, for example, start the vehicle with the key and switch it off with the app.


Heating via Remote Start is available for cars with an automatic transmission equipped with Volvo On Call and which meet the requirements listed below.

Vehicle modelXC40, XC40 Twin Engine/Recharge (plug-in hybrid), XC60, XC60 Twin Engine/Recharge, XC90, XC90 Twin Engine/Recharge, S90, S90 Twin Engine/Recharge, V90, V90 Twin Engine/Recharge
Model year2016 and later
Vehicle modelV70, XC70, S80, S60, V60, XC604.
Model year2015 or later
EngineT5, T6, D45, 3.2

Remote Start is available in the following markets: Albania, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldavia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA6.

  1. 1 Applies to vehicles with automatic transmission.
  2. 2 Applies to plug-in hybrids.
  3. 3 Only available for fully electric cars, plug-in hybrids and cars equipped with a fuel heater.
  4. 4 Not available for the XC60 D4 from model year 2017 and earlier.
  5. 5 Only 4-cylinder.
  6. 6 Availability may vary depending on market.