The remote key is used to lock/unlock the vehicle and must be in the passenger compartment in order to start the engine.
The standard remote key (left) and the Key Tag (right)
In models with the standard Passive Start system, the remote key only needs to be in the front section of the passenger compartment or in the tunnel console cup holders in order to start the engine.
The keyless Passive Entry system for locking/unlocking the vehicle is available as an option. This system has a range of approximately 5 feet (1.5 meters) from the sides of the vehicle or approximately 3 feet (1 meter) from the tailgate. With this system, a remote key can be anywhere in the vehicle.
Avoid placing the remote key closer than approx. (4-6 in.) (10-15 cm) to any metallic objects or electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, laptops or chargers.
If interference persists, unlock the vehicle with the detachable key blade and place the remote key in the backup key reader in the tunnel console cup holder to disarm the alarm.
Always remove the remote key from the passenger compartment when leaving the vehicle and ensure that the ignition in mode 0, especially if there are children in the vehicle.
Two remote keys are provided with the vehicle (a Key TagThe Key Tag is also referred to as a Sport key. This key is designed to be waterproof to a depth of approximately 30 ft (10 meters) for up to 60 minutes, making it suitable for use in activities in and around water. is also included for vehicles equipped with the optional Passive Entry system). Additional keys (a total of 12) can be ordered and used with the vehicle.
If a remote key is lost, the others should be taken with the vehicle to a Volvo retailer. As an anti-theft measure, the code of the lost remote key must be erased from the system. The number of registered keys for the vehicle can be found in the center display's Top view.
Additional or duplicate remote control keys can be obtained from any authorized Volvo retailer.
You can also obtain additional or duplicate remote control keys from certain independent repair facilities and locksmiths that are qualified to make remote control keys. Each key must be programmed to work with your vehicle.
A list of independent repair facilities and/or locksmiths known to Volvo that can cut and code replacement keys can be found:
In addition to the two remote keys provided, a smaller third key, called a Key Tag, is also provided for vehicles equipped with the optional Passive Entry system.
This key functions in the same way as a standard remote key but does not have a detachable key blade and its battery cannot be replaced; a new Key Tag has to be ordered.
The remote key has four buttons: one on the left side and three on the right side
Metallic objects or electromagnetic fields may interfere with the remote key's function. Avoid placing the remote key within 4-6 in. (10-15 cm) of a cell phone or a metallic object.
If interference persists, use the remote key's detachable key blade to unlock the vehicle and place the remote key in the backup key reader in the tunnel console cup holder.
If a remote keys is lost, a new one can be ordered. The other keys should be taken with the vehicle to a Volvo retailer or authorized independent locksmith. As an anti-theft measure, the code of the lost remote key must be erased from the system. The number of registered keys for the vehicle can be found in the center display's Top view.