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Ignition switch with remote key inserted ( see page 86 for more

Ignition switch with remote key inserted ( see page 86 for more information on ignition modes)

WARNING WARNING

Before starting the engine:

  • Fasten the seat belt.
  • Check that the seat, steering wheel and mirrors are adjusted properly.
  • Make sure the brake pedal can be depressed completely. Adjust the seat if necessary.

WARNING WARNING

  • Never use more than one floor mat at a time on the driver's floor. An extra mat on the driver's floor can cause the accelerator and/or brake pedal to catch. Check that the movement of these pedals is not impeded.
  • Volvo's floor mats are specially manufactured for your car. They must be firmly secured in the clips on the floor so that they cannot slide and become trapped under the pedals on the driver's side.

1. Press the remote key into the ignition slot as far as possible, with the metallic key blade pointing outward (not inserted into the slot)1.

2. Depress the brake pedal2.

3. Press and release the START/STOP ENGINE button. The autostart function will operate the starter motor until the engine starts or until its overheating function stops it.

The starter motor operates for a maximum of 10 seconds. If the engine has not started, repeat the procedure.

NOTE NOTE

Keyless drive*

To start a vehicle equipped with the keyless drive feature, one of the remote keys must be in the passenger compartment. Follow the instructions in step 3 to start the vehicle.

WARNING WARNING

  • Always remove the remote key from the ignition slot when leaving the vehicle, especially if there are children in the vehicle.
  • Never open the driver's door while driving or when the vehicle is being towed. The steering lock could otherwise be activated, making it impossible to steer the vehicle. On vehicles with the optional keyless drive, never remove the remote key from the vehicle while driving or during towing.
  • Always place the gear selector in Park and apply the parking brake before leaving the vehicle. Never leave the vehicle unattended with the engine running.
  • Always open garage doors fully before starting the engine inside a garage to ensure adequate ventilation. The exhaust gases contain carbon monoxide, which is invisible and odorless but very poisonous.

NOTE NOTE

• After a cold start, idle speed may be noticeably higher than normal for a short period. This is done to help bring components in the emission control system to their normal operating temperature as quickly as possible, which enables them to control emissions and help reduce the vehicle's impact on the environment3.

CAUTION

  • When starting in cold weather, the automatic transmission may shift up at slightly higher engine speeds than normal until the automatic transmission fluid reaches normal operating temperature.
  • Do not race a cold engine immediately after starting. Oil flow may not reach some lubrication points fast enough to prevent engine damage.
  • The engine should be idling when you move the gear selector. Never accelerate until after you feel the transmission engage. Accelerating immediately after selecting a gear will cause harsh engagement and premature transmission wear.
  • Selecting P or N when idling at a standstill for prolonged periods of time will help prevent overheating of the automatic transmission fluid.
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