Remote start (ERS) - operation

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 .
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The key's buttons for remote start.
  1. Ikon röd cirkel 1Unlocking
  2. Ikon röd cirkel 2Locking
  3. Ikon röd cirkel 3Approach lighting
  4. Ikon röd cirkel 4Unlocking, tailgate
  5. Ikon röd cirkel 5Information1

Remote starting the engine

To be able to remotely start the engine the car must be locked and the bonnet closed.

Proceed as follows:

  1. Briefly press on the key's button (2).
  2. Follow this immediately afterwards with a long press - at least 2 seconds - on button (3).

If the conditions for ERS are fulfilled then the following takes place:

  1. The direction indicators flash quickly several times.
  2. The engine starts.
  3. The direction indicators illuminate with a constant glow for 3 seconds to verify that the engine has started.


After remote starting, the car continues to be locked but with deactivated movement detector*.

With PCC2 key

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The light indication for Approach lighting3 flashes several times when the button is pressed and then goes to constant glow if all criteria for ERS have been fulfilled. However, this does not mean that ERS has started the engine.

To check whether ERS has started the engine, the user can press the button (5) - if the engine has started, there is a light indication by the buttons (2) and (3).

Active functions

The following functions are activated with a remote started engine:

  • Ventilation system
  • Audio/video system
  • Approach lighting.

Deactivated functions

The following functions are deactivated with a remote started engine:

  • headlamps
  • Position lamps
  • Number plate lighting
  • Windscreen wiper.

ERS is interrupted

The following steps switch off an ERS-started engine:

  • The remote control key's button (1), (2) or (4) is depressed
  • The car is unlocked
  • A door is opened
  • Accelerator pedal or brake pedal is depressed
  • The gear selector is moved out of P position
  • Active ERS time exceeds 15 minutes.

When an ERS-started engine is switched off, the direction indicators illuminate with a constant glow for 3 seconds.