2012 Volvo S60 T5: Personal Car Communicator (i.e. Key Fob)
August 22, 2011
I meant to post this last week when I had the Volvo S60 T5, but it got away from me. Warren's post on the Fiat 500's key fob reminded me. Okay, so I understand lock, unlock, approach lights, trunk release, and panic, but what's "i" about? I R'd TFM, and learned a few things this fob does that I haven't seen others do.
If you want a curiously British-accented explanation, you may follow this link and click on the Personal Car Communicator Instructional video. For those of you who don't care for flash video, here's a page out of the Volvo's manual.
In a nutshell, pressing the "i" will let you know if the car is locked, unlocked, or if the alarm has sounded, and if it was within the last 5 minutes.There, I feel better now.Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton