The Volvo Cars app offers many convenient features all in one app. You can control the temperature of your car from the comfort of your room without having to actually go outside. So that when you do decide to take on the journey, you can do it at the exact temperature you want.
However, sometimes, users fail to start the car remotely with the Volvo Cars app and that can be annoying. In this article, we will explain how to fix it when your Volvo Cars app fails to start your car with the remote start functionality.
How to Fix the Volvo Car App when Remote Start Functionality Doesn’t Work?
Most of the time, when you fail to start your Volvo machine remotely with the app, it’s an app issue. Therefore, the fixes are quite easy and straightforward as well.
Fix 1: Park Your Vehicle on a Level Ground
For some users, the problem persists especially when they park their vehicles on a slope. This can cause the vehicle to believe that there is less fuel than there actually is. This prevents the vehicle from starting remotely with the Volvo Car app. Therefore, to fix it, park your car on level ground before trying to use the remote start functionality.
Fix 2: Check your Car’s Fuel Level
As we’ve explained earlier, a low fuel level stops the car from starting remotely, especially after the sub-80-mile range. So, if your Volvo Cars app remote start is not working, check your fuel level before fiddling with the app and its precious settings.
Fix 3: Ensure that the Car is Locked Properly
Some of the prerequisites of using the remote start functionality are that the car must be locked properly, there should be no key left in the ignition, the bonnet should be locked securely, etc. Make sure that you meet those prerequisites before trying to use the Volvo Cars app.
Fix 4: Use the Car Key Simultaneously with the App
Sometimes, the Volvo Cars app alone cannot do the trick, especially if your car comes with a car key with the remote start button. So, try using both simultaneously to do the trick.
Fix 5: Check Bluetooth and Internet Connection
Volvo recommends you use a good quality internet connection for your car to use all the remote functionalities using the Volvo Cars app. Also, the Bluetooth connection must be left on all the time for the app to work. So, check that as well.
Fix 6: Unpair and Repair Your Car
When none of the above solutions work, it’s best to unpair your car and Volvo Cars app and repair them again. There are multiple ways you can achieve that. You can uninstall the app and reinstall it from the app store, clear the app data or cache files in case of Android, or you can simply unpair your car from within the app.
(FAQs) Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Can you start your car from the Volvo app?
Yes, you can, provided that your Volvo car model supports it, as well as your market or region has that option unlocked.
Why is my Volvo remote start not working?
Most of the time, when the remote start fails to work, it’s a dead car battery issue. because of a dead battery, the car fails to communicate with the remote key.
Always park your car on level ground and keep your fuel tank filled before trying to use the remote start functionality from the Volvo Cars app. If it still doesn’t work, consider doing a fresh pairing of the app with your car. Sometimes, clearing the app cache can do the trick as well.
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