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- vehicle lock-smith Hi. Did you lost or broken the key to your Volvo? Do you wish to duplicate remote key fob, transponder key or smartkey? Scouting for a cheap and convenience keys replacement solution?

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Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable Volvo replacement keys. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to duplicate or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your Volvo ignition, locks and key concerns.

Does Volvo use transponder keys?

Volvo transponder keys In 1999 Volvo began using an encrypted transponder key FOBs on all it's models except trucks.

The OEM Volvo FOB contains a laser cut emergency key. The transponder key comes in 3 designs: a seperate key and remote, remote head key or a flip key.

Volvo introduce proximity keys (Personal Car Communicator) system back in 2004. The system is either standard or optional equipment on different models. The keyless entry device contain a transponder chip that works with a battery.

What is a Volvo transponder key used for?

Volvo anti theft Volvo transponder keys mainly used as a vehicle anti-theft technology. Together with the immobilizer, transponders helps protecting your Volvo from unauthorized access.

The immobilizer initialized to recognize each key by a programmable code. When a key with unmatched code turned in the ignition, the vehicle becomes immobilized. The fuel-pump will shut down and will not start for a few minutes.

How does Volvo immobilizer works?

Volvo transponders uses the "rolling code" system to change value each time the key is used. If an unauthorized personal will try copying the key data, it will be invalid the next time the key used.

Volvo ECU Each immobilization system programmed with 12 unique chips upon manufacturing of the vehicle. 2-3 keys are provided when a new car is purchased, and each additional keys ordered through a dealer or a licensed locksmith. When reaching the 12 keys limit, the ECU replaced and align to accept 12 new keys. This process could cost $1k-$3k to do.

Can I program a duplicate Volvo transponder key myself?

Volvo offer no on-board interface to duplicate keys by yourself. Each key need to be programmed by the dealer or a licensed locksmith using dedicated programmers. Each additional key approved by Volvo using the VIN before it can start the car.

What is a Volvo valet key?

Volvo valet key Each new immobilized vehicle also provide a valet key. The valet key has a grey plastic head and doesn't allow access to the glove box or trunk. A valet key cannot be duplicated and designed to be used for emergencies.

How do I know if I have a transponder key?

Following are the list of Volvo models that use transponders:

  • XC60 2010 - 2014
  • XC70/90 SUV 2004 - 2014
  • V50 - 2006 - 2012
  • S60 2011 - 2012
  • C30 S40 2007 - 2013
  • S40 V40 2000 - 2008
  • S60R/V70R S60 XC70 2004 - 2008
  • C70 S80 1999 - 2008
  • S80 2004 - 2012
  • S70 V70 1999 - 2008
  • V60 2014
  • V70 2006 - 2011
  • XC70 2008 - 2014

How to duplicate Volvo keys and remotes?

The procedure for getting a duplicate Volvo key done by a local dealer or a car locksmith. You can duplicate the key by VIN or by a cloning process:

Duplicate Volvo key by VIN

To duplicate a key the dealer will need the VIN and a proof of ownership which is registration or title and a match driver license. The vehicle does not need to be at the dealership.

Prices vary slightly from dealership to dealership, so you better call more than one dealer for the best price. Call the dealer and provide them your VIN to get a quote.

If you are not the owner of the Volvo, you will need a signed power of attorney from the owner.

Volvo key cloning

Volvo key cloning is a job that very few locksmith can perform. The newer your Volvo is, the harder it's going to be to find a locksmith who can clone your key.

A locksmith with Volvo key programmer and diagnosis tool can create cloned key using 2 methods:

  1. Vehicle OBD port - read the key data from the vehicle and copy to a new blank
  2. Reading the key - scan the key to get it's data and copy it to a new blank

Can I program Volvo key FOB myself?

There is no onboard interface to program keys. Only the dealer or a locksmith can program keys and remote to all Volvo immobilized models.

Lost/stolen key replacement! What to do?

lost key made When you lose all your keys to a Volvo the process is very similar to a key duplication. Reprogramming interface and tools are available only to the Volvo dealer or to a licensed locksmith. The vehicle computer is reprogrammed to accept a new key from the list of 10 initial keys and reject the lost keys.

While some people complain about the limit of 10 keys for each ECU, the rolling code offer a great advantage. Since the 10 keys codes are already programmed, the dealer or a mobile locksmith don't need the car present to make a key.

Just like key duplication service, all they need to cut and program a new key is the VIN and a proof of ownership.

My Volvo ignition key wont turn! What to do?

There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much is a replacement Volvo key?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $70-$350
Door lock rekey/repair/change $200-$320
Lost key replacement $195-$470
Duplicate car key $225-$285
Remote/Flip keys +$100$200
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $195-$350
Key extraction $95-$150
Ignition replacement $250-$400
ECU re-flash $600-$950

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

How long does it takes to make a key?

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile car lock-smith are operational any time of the day. Ready to handle all your Volvo ignition and locks dilemmas. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our workshop truck is comprehensively furnished with contemporary diagnostic, cutting and programming devices able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle usually done same day.

We take great pride in maintaining a modest price cost and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our Volvo expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Personal Car Communicator "PCC"
  3. The largest online community dedicated to all things Volvo.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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