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So you've just purchased your new Volvo from us at Giles Volvo Cars — as the excitement of ownership settles in and you drive your new model home, you'll probably want to become acquainted with the many technological features and conveniences that your Volvo has to offer. But take it slowly, and let's start with your Volvo model's key fob. It can remotely lock and unlock the doors, tailgate and fuel filler flap, giving you the effortless convenience that you would only expect from a Volvo. But what does setup look like, what do the buttons do, what's the key fob's range, and what should you do if the key fob is lost or isn't working?

These are great questions, and thanks to our helpful team, we have a few answers for you. Keep reading to discover all the ins and outs of your new Volvo model's key fob.

How do I connect my key to a driver profile?

A key can only be connected to a driver profile when the vehicle is stationary. First select the profile you would like to link to the key (if that profile is not already active). The active profile can then be linked to the key.

  1. Tap Settings in the Top View in the center display.
  2. Tap System, Driver Profiles.
  3. Mark the desired profile. The display will return to Home View. The Guest Profile cannot be linked to a remote key.
  4. Pull down Top View again and tap Settings, System, Driver Profiles, Edit Profile.
  5. Select Connect key to link the profile with the key. A Driver Profile can only be linked to the key currently being used in the vehicle.
  6. Tap OK.

The key used is now linked to the driver profile and will remain so as long as the Connect key box is not deselected.

What are the buttons on my key fob, and what do they do?

Locking.

Press once to lock the doors, tailgate and fuel filler door and arm the alarm. Press and hold to close all windows.

Unlocking.

Press once to unlock the doors, tailgate and fuel filler door and disarm the alarm. Press and hold to open all windows at the same time. This can be used to quickly air out the vehicle in hot weather, for example.

Tailgate.

Unlock and disarm the tailgate only. On vehicles equipped with the power tailgate, press and hold to automatically open the tailgate. Press and hold to close an open tailgate (an audible warning signal will be given).

Panic alarm

Used to attract attention in emergency situations. Press and hold the button for at least three seconds or press twice within three seconds to activate the turn signals and horn. To deactivate, wait at least five seconds and press the button again. If no action is taken, the panic alarm will deactivate automatically after three minutes.

What's the range for my Volvo key fob?

In order to function correctly, the key must be within a certain distance from the vehicle. The key's functions that are controlled by the buttons have a range of about 65 feet from the vehicle. If the vehicle's locks do not react, move closer and try again. For keyless operation to be possible, the key must be within a distance of about 3 to 5 feet from the vehicle's doors or tailgate.

My Volvo key fob is lost. How do I order a new replacement?

If a key is lost, a replacement key can be ordered through a Volvo retailer or an authorized Volvo workshop (that's us). As an anti-theft measure, the code of the lost remote key must be erased from the system. All remaining keys must be brought to the workshop.

My Volvo key fob isn't working. How do I get inside my Volvo?

If a key is lost, a replacement key can be ordered through a Volvo retailer or an authorized Volvo workshop (that's us). As an anti-theft measure, the code of the lost remote key must be erased from the system. All remaining keys must be brought to the workshop.

  • Manually open the left-side front door if central locking cannot be activated.
  • Emergency lock all doors.
  • Activate/deactivate the rear door mechanical child locks.

If the key blade has been used to unlock the vehicle, the alarm can be disabled and the vehicle started by placing the key in the backup reader in the tunnel console storage compartment.

Curious to learn more about the convenience and technology features the Volvo lineup can offer? Contact us for more information, or stop by Giles Volvo Cars at 111 South City Parkway, Lafayette, LA 70503 to see these models for yourself. We look forward to serving the automotive needs of those near Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Alexandria and New Orleans.