Volvo C30 Problems

The Keyless Entry System May Stop Working on Volvo C30

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The keyless entry system may stop working due to a loss of synchronization with one or more remotes. Our technicians tell us re-synchronization may be only a temporary solution, the keyless entry receiver may need replacement to correct this concern.

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Volvo C30 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 62,399 (9,000–129,000)
6 model years affected: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, more2012, 2013
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I have the same problem, the keyless system is not working. In addition, the lock/unlock buttons inside the car also do not work. Taking it to a mechanic today to see if the problem is a simple one so as to avoid taking the car to the dealer.
Keyless entry/lock works about 2/3 of the time. Have now replaced the key fob batteries in both keys twice inside of 6 months. No resolution, looking for further troubleshooting thoughts/techniques.
Almost every day now I can't LOCK the car; Have had it to the dealer 5 times and can not correct this . Sometimes if I drive a little and stop and try again it might lock but other times I try a number of times. This happens more and more often. I bought this new and had no other problems at Volvo in Kearny Mesa. I brought it last time and it happened there and two of the agents could not lock the car; now they want me to bring it back again. What do I do? I am 85 years old and it is taking it's toll on me.

Was told it needed 1000 repair. But was able to use by taking out key and using remote all the time to start car. Trying to see if I can avoid $1500 repair