Red Key - restricted remote control key*

A Red Key makes it possible for the car's owner to set limitations for certain of the car's properties. The limitations are intended to encourage the car to be driven in a safe manner, e.g. when being loaned out.
1617 - Red key restricted

For a Red Key, it is possible to define the car's maximum speed, set speed reminders and determine the loudspeaker system's maximum volume. In addition, some of the car's driver support systems will always be active. Other functions of the key are the same as those of a normal remote control key.

The restrictions are intended to act as measures to reduce the risk of accidents, thereby making it feel safer to hand over the car to e.g. young drivers, valet parking or a workshop.

Driver profile for Red Key

A Red Key is connected to a special Red Key driver profile, and when it is active, the key's settings cannot be changed. It is not possible to change to another driver profile either; this requires a normal remote control key.

The Red Key driver profile is activated when the car is unlocked with a Red Key without a normal remote control key in the vicinity.


In the event of a change of driver, the car must be locked and unlocked in order to activate a new driver profile.

Ordering Red Key

One or more Red Key can be ordered from a Volvo dealer. A total of eleven keys with restrictions can be programmed and used for a single car - at least one must be a normal remote control key.

  1. * Option/accessory.