Starting/stopping preconditioning*

Preconditioning warms the passenger compartment and engine or airs the passenger compartment before driving. The function can use direct start from the centre display or a mobile phone.

Starting/stopping from the centre display

P5-1646–Climate–Button preconditioning
Preconditioning button in the Parking climate tab in the climate view.
Open the climate view in the centre display.
Select the Parking climate tab.
Press Preconditioning.
Preconditioning is started/switched off and the button is illuminated/extinguished.


The car's doors and windows should be closed during the preconditioning of the passenger compartment.


Do not use preconditioning if the car is equipped with a heater*:

  • In unventilated spaces indoors. Exhaust gases are emitted if the heater starts.
  • In locations with combustible or flammable material nearby. Fuel, gas, long grass, sawdust, etc. may ignite.
  • When there is a risk that the heater’s exhaust line may be blocked. For example, deep snow inside the front right-hand wheel housing can obstruct the heater’s ventilation.

Remember that the preconditioning can be started by a timer that has been set for a long time in advance.

Starting from the app*

Start of preconditioning and information about the selected settings can be managed from a device that has the Volvo On Call* app. Preconditioning heats the passenger compartment to a comfortable temperature or ventilates the passenger compartment by blowing in air from outside.

The passenger compartment can also be preconditioned with the car remote start function (Engine Remote Start - ERS)1 via the Volvo On Call* app.

  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Certain markets.