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I am unable to lock the car without the key present. Yes I can do it via Volvo On Call but when that trial expires then what? I can't believe there isn't a way to lock my car without having the key on me.

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I am unable to lock the car without the key present. Yes I can do it via Volvo On Call but when that trial expires then what? I can't believe there isn't a way to lock my car without having the key on me.

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Try using the tailgate locking switch on the right side of the inner lip of the tailgate. This should lock the vehicle without the key present.
 

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Often I am working on the car in the driveway - putting things in or out, installing things, etc. My key stays in my purse in the house. On my Rav4 that I just traded in, all I had to do was press the lock button on the inside of the driver door and I could lock it.

Now I have to go inside, get my purse, come out, and lock it.

Get it?
 

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Try using the tailgate locking switch on the right side of the inner lip of the tailgate. This should lock the vehicle without the key present.
Thank you for your kind reply. Unfortunately on the 2021 the key is required for that button to lock it.
 

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Now I have to go inside, get my purse, come out, and lock it.
OK, got it. Can your key lock it from inside the house? I just got a used Bolt while waiting for my XC40 Recharge to arrive (next year), and its key transmitter can punch through a brick wall and a steel door and lock/precondition the car. Saves at least one trip back out...:)
 

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OK, got it. Can your key lock it from inside the house? I just got a used Bolt while waiting for my XC40 Recharge to arrive (next year), and its key transmitter can punch through a brick wall and a steel door and lock/precondition the car. Saves at least one trip back out...:)
My Rav4 key would never go through the wall, but that was an inferior vehicle ;)

I'll try this tonight, thanks :)
 

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I am having to same issue! I walk up to the car, key in pocket but can not open door or lift gate without put everything down on ground and fish key out to push the button on key fob. So frustrating
 

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When I have the same problem, I find it's when my key is next to my phone. Now I try and keep the key in a different pocket from my phone or the outside pocket of my purse.
 

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All you have to do it press your thumb on the indent on the drivers side handle and it locks the car.
.... if you have the remote in hand, yes. Interestingly also, all four doors have this indent, which is kind of nice.

Resurrecting this thread, I was surprised too to discover that you can't lock the doors by pushing the lock button when a door is open. But apparently per another post in this thread, it's not uncommon. Just new to me and a little frustrating; I was used to reaching into a drawer, pushing the unlock button and going out to get/put something in the car, then pushing the lock button there before returning to my desk.

Not bad or anything, just odd.

On the third hand, if the remote's battery is dead, how does one lock the car? The key blade is the only option.

An interesting design choice!
 

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When I got my first Volvo, it had a problem with the key. As soon as I switched it on, it refused to start. The dealer knew exactly what was wrong with it and sent me to a repair shop. When they came back with a new key, however, everything worked right again. The dealer told me that the problem was in the lock system, which was a simple fix. Anyway, the situation started to appear again. At this moment, I decided to contact the experts from extralocksmithslc.com. They solved all the issues regarding the key. I was delighted with their services.
 
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