Remote start (ERS)*
Remote start (ERS – Engine Remote Start) means that the car's engine can be started remotely in order to warm up/cool down the passenger compartment before departure. ERS is activated via key and/or via Volvo On Call*, see .
The climate control starts with the same settings that were being used when the car was parked.
An ERS-started engine is activated for a maximum of 15 minutes, then it is switched off. After two ERS-activations the engine must be started in the normal way before ERS can be re-used.
ERS is only available in cars with automatic gearbox and cars that have a bonnet switch1 installed.
To remote-start the engine, the following criteria must be met:
- The car must be supervised.
- There must be no people or animals inside or around the car.
- The car must not be parked in a closed, unventilated area - the exhaust gases may seriously injure humans and animals.