Remote start (ERS)*

Remote start (ERS – Engine Remote Start) means that the car's engine can be started remotely in order to be able to warm up/cool down the passenger compartment before departure. Remote start is activated via key and/or via Volvo On Call*, see .

The climate control system starts on automatic settings. A remote-started engine is activated for a maximum of 15 minutes, then it is switched off. After two activations of remote start, the engine must be started in the normal way before remote start can be used again.

Engine remote start is only available in cars with automatic gearbox and cars that have a bonnet switch1 installed.


The service life of the remote control key's battery is affected by the remote start function. In the event of frequent use of remote start, the battery should therefore be changed once per year, see Remote control key - replacing the battery.


Follow local/national rules/regulations on idling. Also take into account the local/national rules/regulations regarding the noise level when the engine is running.


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.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Available in the XC60, cars with alarm, most cars with 4-cylinder engines or if ERS is selected for new construction.