Locking/unlocking

Locking/unlocking from the outside

Updated 7/23/2018

The car is locked/unlocked from the outside using buttons on the remote control key or with the door or tailgate handles if the car is equipped with keyless locking/unlocking (Passive Entry)*. The tailgate can be operated via power operation* and/or foot movement*.

Locking/unlocking

The buttons on the remote control key can be used to lock/unlock all doors and the tailgate simultaneously.

It is possible to select different unlocking sequences, which can be found in the top view of the centre display. Go to SettingsMy CarLockingRemote Unlock.

Then select Unlock All Doors or Driver Door Only.

In order for the lock sequence to be activated, the driver's door must be closed. If any of the other doors or the tailgate is open, then they are locked. The alarmOption in certain markets. movement detector is only armed once they have been closed.

If it is not possible to lock/unlock with the remote control key, the battery may be discharged - in which case, lock or unlock the driver's door with the detachable key blade. See the section "Detachable key blade" for more information.

Note

Always try moving closer to the car and making another unlock attempt.

Note

Be aware of the risk of locking the remote control key in the car.

Warning

Do not allow anyone to remain in the car without first deactivating the deadlocks in order to avoid the risk of anyone being locked in.

Keyless locking/unlocking*

If the car is equipped with keyless locking/unlocking*, it is sufficient to have the remote control key in the vicinity e.g. in a pocket or a bag, making it more convenient to open the car if your hands are full. For information on the system's range, see the section "Remote control key range".

The outside of the door handles contains a recess for locking, while the inside contains a touch-sensitive surface for unlocking. The tailgate handle has a rubberised pressure plate that is only used for unlocking.

Recess on outside of door handles for locking. Touch-sensitive surface on the inside for unlocking.

Recess on outside of door handles for locking. Touch-sensitive surface on the inside for unlocking.

Touch-sensitive recess for locking
Touch-sensitive surface for unlocking

Note

It is important that only one touch-sensitive surface is activated at a time, gripping the handle while touching the lock surface risks giving double commands. Which means that the requested activity (locking/unlocking) will not be executed, or will be executed with a delay.

To close all side windows and the panorama roof* simultaneously - place a finger against the touch-sensitive recess on the outside of the door handle until all side windows and the panorama roof* are closed.

Rubberised pressure plate on the tailgate used for unlocking only.

Rubberised pressure plate on the tailgate used for unlocking only.

Locking the doors and tailgate

All side doors must be closed to be able to lock the car. The tailgate, on the other hand, can be open when locking the car with a side door handle.

Touch the marked surface towards the rear on the outside of a door handle after the door has been closed, or press the lock button on the bottom edge of the tailgate before closing it.

The lock indicator in the windscreen starts to flash to indicate the car is locked.

Note

It is important that only one touch-sensitive surface is activated at a time, gripping the handle while touching the lock surface risks giving double commands. Which means that the requested activity (locking/unlocking) will not be executed, or will be executed with a delay.

Unlocking the doors and tailgate

Grasp a door handle or press the rubberised pressure plate beneath the tailgate handle to unlock the car.

The lock indicator in the windscreen extinguishes to confirm the car is unlocked - open the doors or tailgate as usual.

Note

It is important that only one touch-sensitive surface is activated at a time, gripping the handle while touching the lock surface risks giving double commands. Which means that the requested activity (locking/unlocking) will not be executed, or will be executed with a delay.

Unlocking sequences

Different sequences for unlocking can be selected in the centre display's top view:

Go to SettingsMy CarLockingKeyless Unlock and select All Doors or Single Door.

Automatic relocking

If none of the doors or the tailgate is opened within two minutes of unlocking, they are locked automatically. This function prevents the car from being left unlocked unintentionally.

Remote Door Unlock (RDU)

It is possible to remotely unlock the car with the Volvo On Call* app.

For more information, see the "Volvo On Call mobile app" section.


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