Remote Start of the vehicle using the Volvo Cars app

With the Volvo Cars app, the vehicle's engine can be started remotely to warm up or cool down the vehicle to a comfortable temperature.1

First, make sure it is permissible under local environmental regulations and laws to start the vehicle in its present location.

The vehicle can be started from the climate function in the SuSi-21w22-VOC app icon home tab. 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.).

It may also be possible to choose 30 or 50 minutes.2 In that case, only the climate system will start, not the vehicle's engine. Read about this function in Remote Start of the climate system using the Volvo Cars app.

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 vehicle is remote-started, functions such as heating for the seats, door mirror and rear window will also be activated.

Things to bear in mind when using Engine Remote Start

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)).

User recommendations can be found in the Volvo Cars app.


For safety reasons, the vehicle cannot be driven when it is remote-started via the Volvo Cars app. The function will remain active until you depress the brake pedal and turn the start knob/press the start button.

Car key with Engine Remote Start function

If you have a vehicle 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 vehicles with automatic transmissions equipped with Volvo On Call that 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 year 2016 and onwards
Vehicle modelV70, XC70, S80, S60, V60, XC603.
Model year 2015 or later
EngineT5, T6, D44, 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, North America, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA5.

  1. 1 Vehicles with automatic transmissions only.
  2. 2 Only available for Recharge models and vehicles equipped with fuel heaters.
  3. 3 Not available for XC60 D4 from model year 2017 and earlier.
  4. 4 Only 4-cylinder.
  5. 5 Availability may vary depending on market.

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