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S60kelly 9/5/2017

2013 Volvo S60 T5 5 Cyl 2.50L


Problems with Alarm/Remote Key/Battery?

I'm having some odd issues with my 2013 S60 and hoping someone here may have some suggestions as to what is going on.
Five days ago my "check engine" light went on and when tested at my local AutoZone, results suggested that the leak detection pump needed to be replaced. As I was going out of town for the weekend, I decided to schedule an appointment with a mechanic this morning. At this time there was no problems with how the car ran.
Upon trying to enter my car this morning using keyless entry, as soon as I gripped the door handle to open my car the alarm started going off, and it would not start! I could not start my car, even when placing the remote key in the ignition slot and pressing the start button. I also could not use the lock or unlock buttons in my remote key. My dashboard also showed a digital message of low battery. This alarm kept going, would stop a few seconds then begin again. The alarm eventually stopped.
Is this a battery, and/or electrical issue?

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Teddy B

Teddy B 9/6/2017

Remove & Clean your Cars Battery Terminals & Cables
Next Remove & Replace your Remote Battery,then hold
your remote to the start button one time or key slot

I just did a 2012 Toyota Camry with the same problem

Check Lights on your Dash & Codes Read --do not mean you replace things
You look up the reason for the codes & possible causes & solutions
Then you have to test the system with problems,codes,etc

I think Auto Zone is not where I would send anyone, because you still
need a repair shop to start over & actually diagnose your vehicle systems
to find a problems

I suggest you read your owners manual on the door handle sensors,low power,key fob
battery replacement issues

Could be you pushed a combination of buttons & put your remote into sleep mode,
if it is like the car I worked on a week ago

The Dash has to light up green,not low battery, for the car to start--at least on a toyota


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