Locking and unlocking


Updated 5/12/2021


The car's keys lock and unlock the car. When a key is within the front part of the passenger compartment, the car can be started.

P5P6-20w17-Keys overview

Available key types are standard key, Key Tag*, and Care Key.The figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model.

The standard key and Care Key are equipped with buttons. Additional keys to the number included as standard can be ordered. For cars equipped with keyless locking and unlocking*, a slightly smaller, lighter and button-less key (Key Tag) can be purchased as an accessory.

To start the car, a key needs to be within the front part of the passenger compartment.

For cars equipped with keyless locking and unlocking (Passive Entry)* the key can be anywhere in the car to start the car.

These keys can be linked to different driver profiles to save personal preferences in the car.


The key contains a button cell battery. Keep new and used batteries out of the reach of children. If someone swallows a battery it may cause serious injury.

If damage is discovered, e.g. if the battery cover cannot be closed properly, then the product should not be used. Keep defective products out of the reach of children.

The key's buttons

16w17 - SPA - Remote Key with buttons

The key has four buttons - one on the left-hand side and three on the right-hand side.

  Locking – One press of the button locks the doors and the tailgate while also arming the alarm at the same time.*
Press and hold to close all of the windows and the panoramic roof* simultaneously.
  Unlocking – One press of the button unlocks the doors and tailgate while also disarming the alarm at the same time.
A longer press opens all windows simultaneously. For example, it can be used to quickly air a hot car.
  Tailgate - One press of the button unlocks the tailgate only and disarms its alarm. On cars with power operated tailgate*, the tailgate is opened automatically when the button is held depressed. The tailgate is also closed with a long press – acoustic warning signals sound.
  Panic function - Used to attract attention in an emergency. Press and hold the button for at least 3 seconds or press it twice within 3 seconds to activate the direction indicators and the horn. The function can be turned off with the same button once it has been active for at least 5 seconds. Otherwise the function switches off automatically after 3 minutes.


Watch out for the risk of crushing when opening and closing.

  • Always operate with caution.
  • Do not allow children to play with the controls.
  • Never leave children alone in the car.
  • Remember that the power windows can also be operated even if key has been removed from the car, as long as the seat sensor detects that the driver's seat is occupied. The driver's door must be open and the driver's seat unoccupied in order to switch off the power to the power windows. The power windows can be reactivated via the centre display, even if the key has been removed from the car and the seat sensor does not detect that the driver's seat is occupied.
  • Never put an object or part of the body through the windows, even if the car's electrical system is fully disconnected.


A key that has been locked in the car is temporarily deactivated and cannot be used before the car has been unlocked using another valid key. The double lock function is also deactivated.

Button-less key (Key Tag)*

A Key Tag can be ordered as an accessory for cars equipped with the keyless locking and unlocking function. Starting and keyless locking and unlocking work in the same way as with the standard key. The key is waterproof to a depth of approx. 10 metres (30 feet) for up to 60 minutes. It does not have extending key blade, and the battery cannot be replaced.

Care Key


The Care Key function will be available at a later time.

You can set a speed limit that is active when the Care Key is used. The limitation is intended to encourage the car to be driven in a safe manner, e.g. when being loaned out.

If the active key is removed from the car


If the key is removed from the car when the engine is running, the warning message, The car key is not detected. See Owner's Manual for more information., is shown in the driver display and an acoustic reminder sounds when the last door is closed.

The message disappears when the key is returned to the car, followed by a press of the right-hand keypad's O button, or when all doors have been closed.


Key functions for keyless starting and keyless locking and unlocking* can be disrupted by electromagnetic fields and screening.


Avoid storing the car's keys close to metal objects or electronics (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers). Preferably no closer than 10-15 cm (4-6 inches).

If there is still interference - use the key's detachable key blade to unlock. Then place the key in the back-up reader in the tunnel console's storage compartment to disarm the alarm and allow the car to be started.


When the key shall be read by the back-up reader, make sure that the storage compartment is separate from other nearby car keys, metal objects and electronics (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers). These objects may disrupt the functions.

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