Start and switch off preconditioning

Preconditioning heats or cools the passenger compartment, if possible, prior to driving. The function can use direct start from the centre display or a mobile phone.

Start and switch off from car

Open climate view in the centre display by pressing the symbol in the middle of the climate row.
Select the Parking climate tab.
Select whether seat heating and steering wheel heating should be activated during preconditioning by ticking/unticking the boxes for the respective function.

Press Preconditioning.

Preconditioning is started/switched off and the button is illuminated/extinguished.


Preconditioning is available only when the car is connected to an electrical socket1. A charging station which is not always active, e.g. on account of a timer, may cause preconditioning to malfunction.

If the car is not connected to an electrical socket, it is still possible to cool the passenger compartment briefly in a warm climate by starting preconditioning directly.


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


Do not use preconditioning2:

  • 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 or cools the passenger compartment (using the car's air conditioning) to comfort temperature.

The passenger compartment can also be preconditioned with the car remote start function (Engine Remote Start - ERS)3 via the Volvo On Call* app.

  1. 1 Applicable to electric heater.
  2. 2 Applicable to fuel-driven auxiliary heater.
  3. * Option/accessory.
  4. 3 Certain markets.

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