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
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.
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.