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Table of Contents

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD-WIDE FAMILY OF VOLVO OWNERS.
We trust that you will enjoy many years of safe
driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed
with your safety and comfort in mind. We encour-
age you to familiarize yourself with the equipment
descriptions and operating instructions in this
manual.
We also urge you and your passengers to wear
seat belts at all times in this (or any other) vehicle.
And, of course, please do not operate a vehicle if
you may be affected by alcohol, medication or
any impairment that could hinder your ability to
drive.
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable fed-
eral safety and emission standards. If you have
any questions regarding your vehicle, please con-
tact your Volvo retailer or see the article "Contact-
ing Volvo" for information on getting in touch with
Volvo in the United States and Canada.
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Contents
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01
01 Introduction
On-board owner's manual........................ 11
Owner's information.................................. 13
Contacting Volvo....................................... 13
About this manual..................................... 14
Change of ownership................................ 18
Crash event data....................................... 18
Volvo Structural Parts Statement.............. 19
Information on the Internet....................... 20
Volvo ID..................................................... 21
Open Source Software Notice.................. 21
Volvo and the environment....................... 22
Important warnings................................... 23
Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance.......... 24
Technician certification............................. 24
02
02 Safety
Occupant safety........................................ 26
Recall information..................................... 26
Reporting safety defects........................... 27
Seat belts – general.................................. 28
Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling.............. 29
Seat belt reminder..................................... 30
Seat belts – pregnancy............................. 30
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)..... 31
Front airbags............................................. 32
Occupant Weight Sensor.......................... 36
Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags...... 39
Inflatable Curtain (IC)................................ 41
Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)...... 42
Rollover Protection System (ROPS).......... 44
Crash mode – general information............ 44
Crash mode – starting the vehicle............ 45
Crash mode – moving the vehicle............. 45
Child safety............................................... 46
Child restraints.......................................... 47
Infant seats............................................... 49
Convertible seats...................................... 51
Booster cushions...................................... 54
ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors.................. 55
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Top tether anchors.................................... 56
Integrated booster cushion – general
information................................................ 57
Integrated booster cushion – using.......... 59
Integrated booster cushion – stowing...... 60
Child safety locks...................................... 61
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03 Instruments and controls
Instrument overview ................................. 64
Information displays – introduction........... 68
Eco Guide* and Power Meter*.................. 71
Information displays – indicator symbols. 72
Information displays – warning symbols... 74
My Car – introduction............................... 76
Information displays – ambient tempera-
ture sensor................................................ 77
Information displays – trip odometer and
clock......................................................... 78
Inserting/removing remote key................. 78
Ignition modes.......................................... 79
Front seats................................................ 80
Front seats – folding backrest*................. 81
Front seats – power seat.......................... 81
Key memory – power driver's seat* and
door mirrors.............................................. 83
Rear seats – head restraints..................... 84
Rear seats – folding backrest................... 86
Steering wheel.......................................... 87
Electrically heated* steering wheel........... 88
Lighting panel........................................... 89
High/low beam headlights........................ 90
Active high beams (AHB)*......................... 90
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Tunnel detection (models with the rain
sensor* only)............................................. 92
Active Bending Lights (ABL)*.................... 92
Auxiliary lights*.......................................... 93
Instrument and "theater" lighting.............. 93
Parking lights............................................ 93
Rear fog lights........................................... 94
Hazard warning flashers........................... 94
Turn signals............................................... 95
Front interior lighting................................. 96
Rear interior lighting.................................. 97
Home safe lighting.................................... 97
Approach lighting...................................... 97
Windshield wipers..................................... 98
Rain sensor*.............................................. 98
Windshield washer.................................... 99
Tailgate wiper/washer............................. 100
Power windows....................................... 100
Power door mirrors................................. 102
Power door mirrors – automatic tilting/
retraction................................................. 103
Heated windshield*, rear window and
door mirror defrosters............................. 104
Interior rearview mirror............................ 104
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Digital compass*..................................... 105
Panoramic roof* – introduction............... 106
Panoramic roof* – operation................... 107
HomeLink® Wireless Control System* –
introduction............................................. 109
HomeLink® Wireless Control System* –
programming........................................... 110
Volvo Sensus.......................................... 112
Information display – menu controls....... 113
Information display – menu overview..... 114
Information display – messages............. 114
Trip computer – introduction ................. 115
Trip computer – functions, analog instru-
ment panel.............................................. 117
Trip computer – functions, digital instru-
ment panel.............................................. 120
Trip computer – Supplementary informa-
tion.......................................................... 122
Trip computer – Trip statistics................ 123
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04 Climate
Climate – general information................. 125
Climate – sensors................................... 125
Air quality................................................ 126
Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)*.......... 126
Climate – menu settings......................... 127
Air distribution – general......................... 127
Electronic climate control (ECC)............. 129
Heated seats........................................... 130
Temperature and blower control............ 131
Automatic climate control....................... 131
Air conditioning....................................... 132
Max. defroster and electrically heated
windshield*.............................................. 132
Air distribution – function........................ 133
Air distribution – recirculation................. 134
Air distribution – table............................. 135
05
05 Loading and storage
Storage spaces....................................... 138
Tunnel console........................................ 140
Tunnel console – 12-volt sockets........... 140
Glove compartment................................ 141
Vanity mirror............................................ 141
12-volt socket in the cargo area*............ 141
Loading – general................................... 142
Loading – roof load carriers.................... 142
Load anchoring eyelets........................... 143
Grocery bag holder................................. 144
Cargo net – general information............. 144
Cargo net – mounting/removing............. 145
Cargo area cover.................................... 147
Steel cargo grid....................................... 147
06
06 Locks and alarm
Remote key and key blade..................... 150
Remote key – loss................................... 150
Key memory............................................ 151
Locking/unlocking confirmation.............. 151
Immobilizer (start inhibitor)...................... 152
Remote key – functions.......................... 153
Remote key – range................................ 154
Detachable key blade – general informa-
tion.......................................................... 155
Detachable key blade – detaching/rein-
serting..................................................... 155
Detachable key blade – unlocking.......... 156
Private locking........................................ 156
Remote key – replacing the battery........ 157
Keyless drive*– locking/unlocking.......... 159
Keyless drive* – unlocking with key
blade....................................................... 160
Keyless drive* – key memory.................. 160
Keyless drive* – messages..................... 161
Keyless drive* – antenna locations......... 162
Locking/unlocking – from the outside..... 163
Manual locking........................................ 164
Locking/unlocking – from inside............. 164
Locking/unlocking – glove compartment 165
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Locking/unlocking – tailgate................... 166
Power tailgate – automatic opening/clos-
ing........................................................... 167
Power tailgate – programming................ 168
Power tailgate – interruption................... 168
Power tailgate – manual opening/closing 169
Alarm – general information.................... 169
Alarm indicator........................................ 170
Alarm – arming/disarming....................... 170
Alarm signal............................................ 171
Alarm – turning off................................... 171
Alarm-related functions........................... 171
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07 Driver support
Active chassis* (Four C).......................... 174
Stability system – introduction................ 174
Stability system – operation.................... 175
Stability system – symbols and mes-
sages....................................................... 177
Adjustable steering force*....................... 179
Road Sign Information (RSI)* – introduc-
tion.......................................................... 179
Road Sign Information (RSI) – operation 180
Road Sign Information (RSI) – limitations 180
Cruise control (CC) – introduction.......... 181
Cruise control (CC) – engaging and set-
ting speed............................................... 181
Toggling between ACC and CC (stand-
ard Cruise Control).................................. 183
Cruise control (CC) – deactivating.......... 183
Adaptive Cruise Control – introduction... 184
Adaptive Cruise Control – function......... 185
Adaptive Cruise Control – engaging....... 187
Adaptive Cruise Control – setting speed 188
Adaptive Cruise Control – setting time
interval..................................................... 189
Adaptive Cruise Control – deactivating.. 189
Adaptive Cruise Control – passing
another vehicle........................................ 191
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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) – Queue
Assist...................................................... 191
Radar sensor........................................... 193
Adaptive Cruise Control – limitations...... 193
Adaptive Cruise Control – symbols and
messages................................................ 195
Adaptive Cruise Control – troubleshoot-
ing........................................................... 197
Distance Alert – introduction................... 198
Distance Alert – operation....................... 198
Distance Alert – limitations...................... 199
Distance Alert – symbols and messages 201
City Safety – introduction........................ 202
City Safety – function.............................. 203
City Safety – operation............................ 204
City Safety – limitations.......................... 204
City Safety – troubleshooting.................. 205
City Safety – symbols and messages..... 207
City Safety – Laser sensor...................... 208
Collision warning – introduction.............. 209
Collision warning* – function................... 211
Collision warning* – operation................ 212
Collision warning* – Cyclist detection..... 213
Collision warning* – Pedestrian detec-
tion.......................................................... 214
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Collision warning* – limitations............... 215
The camera’s limitations......................... 217
Collision warning – troubleshooting........ 218
Collision warning – symbols and mes-
sages....................................................... 220
Driver Alert System................................. 222
Driver Alert Control (DAC) – introduction 222
Driver Alert Control (DAC) – operation.... 223
Driver Alert Control (DAC) – function...... 223
Driver Alert Control (DAC) – limitations... 224
Driver Alert Control (DAC) – symbols and
messages................................................ 225
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – intro-
duction.................................................... 227
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – opera-
tion.......................................................... 227
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) - limita-
tions........................................................ 229
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) – sym-
bols and messages................................. 230
Park assist – introduction....................... 232
Park assist – function.............................. 232
Park assist – operation........................... 234
Park assist – limitations.......................... 235
Park assist – troubleshooting.................. 236
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Rear Park Assist Camera (PAC) – intro-
duction.................................................... 236
Rear Park Assist Camera (PAC) – func-
tion.......................................................... 237
Rear Park Assist Camera (PAC) – opera-
tion.......................................................... 237
Rear Park Assist Camera (PAC) – guiding
and marker lines...................................... 239
Rear Park Assist Camera (PAC) – limita-
tions........................................................ 240
BLIS* – introduction................................ 240
BLIS* – function...................................... 241
BLIS* – operation.................................... 242
BLIS* – Cross Traffic Alert (CTA)............. 243
BLIS* – limitations................................... 244
BLIS* – messages................................... 245
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08 Starting and driving
Starting the engine.................................. 247
Switching off the engine......................... 249
Engine Remote Start (ERS)* – introduc-
tion.......................................................... 249
Engine Remote Start (ERS)* – starting the
engine..................................................... 250
Engine Remote Start (ERS)* – switching
off the engine.......................................... 250
Jump starting.......................................... 251
Transmission – general information........ 252
Transmission – positions........................ 252
Transmission – Geartronic...................... 254
Transmission – shiftlock override........... 256
Start/Stop – Hill Start Assist (HSA)......... 257
Start/Stop – introduction........................ 257
Start/Stop – function............................... 257
Start/Stop – Auto-stop exceptions......... 258
Start/Stop – Auto-start exceptions......... 259
Start/Stop – settings............................... 260
Start/Stop – symbols and messages...... 261
ECO*....................................................... 262
All Wheel Drive (AWD)............................. 264
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – introduc-
tion.......................................................... 264
Hill Descent Control (HDC) – operation.. 265
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Brakes – general..................................... 266
Brakes – symbols ................................... 268
Anti-lock braking system (ABS).............. 268
Brake lights............................................. 268
Emergency Brake Assistance (EBA)....... 269
Parking brake – general information....... 269
Parking brake – applying........................ 270
Parking brake – releasing........................ 271
Parking brake – symbols and messages 272
Driving through water.............................. 273
Engine and cooling system..................... 274
Conserving electrical current.................. 274
Before a long distance trip...................... 274
Driving in cold weather........................... 275
Refueling – fuel requirements................. 276
Refueling – octane rating........................ 277
Refueling – opening/closing fuel filler
door......................................................... 278
Refueling – opening/closing fuel cap...... 279
Emission controls.................................... 280
Economical driving.................................. 280
Towing a trailer....................................... 282
Detachable trailer hitch........................... 283
Trailer Stability Assist (TSA).................... 284
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Towing the vehicle.................................. 285
Towing eyelet.......................................... 285
Towing by tow truck............................... 286
09
09 Wheels and tires
Tires – general information...................... 289
Tires – storage and age.......................... 290
Tires – tread wear indicator.................... 291
Tires – tire economy................................ 291
Changing a wheel – direction of rotation 292
Changing a wheel – removing wheel...... 292
Changing a wheel – spare wheel............ 295
Changing a wheel – accessing the spare
wheel....................................................... 296
Changing a wheel – installing a wheel.... 296
Tire inflation – general information.......... 297
Tire inflation – checking pressure........... 298
Tire specifications................................... 299
Tire inflation – pressure table.................. 301
Loading specifications............................ 302
Loading specifications – load limit.......... 302
Tire specifications – terminology............ 303
Tire specifications – Uniform Tire Quality
Grading................................................... 304
Snow chains............................................ 305
Snow tires/studded tires......................... 306
Tire pressure monitoring - introduction.. 306
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
– general information.............................. 307
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Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
– changing wheels.................................. 308
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
– recalibrating......................................... 309
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
– activating/deactivating......................... 309
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
– messages............................................. 310
Tire Monitor - introduction...................... 311
Calibrating Tire Monitor.......................... 311
Tire Monitor status information............... 312
Tire Monitor – messages......................... 313
Self-supporting run flat tires (SST).......... 314
Tire sealing system* – general informa-
tion.......................................................... 314
Tire sealing system* – overview.............. 316
Tire sealing system* – sealing hole......... 317
Tire sealing system – checking inflation
pressure.................................................. 319
Tire sealing system* – inflating tires........ 320
Tire sealing system* – sealing compound
container................................................. 321
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10 Maintenance and servicing
Maintenance – introduction.................... 323
Maintenance – owner maintenance........ 324
Maintenance – hoisting........................... 325
Onboard Diagnostic System................... 326
Booking service and repairs .................. 326
Maintenance – opening/closing hood..... 328
Engine compartment – overview............ 329
Engine compartment – engine oil........... 330
Engine compartment – coolant............... 332
Engine compartment – brake fluid.......... 333
Engine compartment – power steering
fluid......................................................... 334
Bulbs – introduction................................ 335
Bulbs – headlight housing....................... 336
Bulbs – cover.......................................... 337
Bulbs – low beam, Halogen.................... 338
Bulbs – high beam, Halogen................... 338
Bulbs – extra high beam......................... 339
Bulbs – front turn signals........................ 339
Bulbs – rear fog lights............................. 340
Bulbs – location of taillight bulbs............ 340
Bulbs – brake lights and taillights........... 341
Bulbs – license plate lighting.................. 341
Bulbs – cargo area lighting..................... 341
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Bulbs – vanity mirror lighting.................. 342
Bulbs – specifications............................. 342
Wiper blades – service position.............. 343
Wiper blades – windshield...................... 344
Wiper blades – tailgate........................... 345
Engine compartment – washer fluid....... 345
Battery – symbols................................... 346
Battery – handling................................... 346
Battery – maintenance............................ 347
Battery – changing.................................. 348
Fuses – introduction............................... 349
Fuses – engine compartment................. 351
Fuses – glove compartment................... 355
Fuses – cargo area/trunk........................ 358
Fuses – engine compartment cold zone
(Start/Stop only)...................................... 359
Washing the car...................................... 361
Automatic car wash................................ 362
Polishing and waxing.............................. 362
Cleaning the interior................................ 363
Touching up paintwork........................... 365
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11 Specifications
Label information.................................... 368
Dimensions............................................. 371
Weights................................................... 374
Engine specifications.............................. 376
Oil specifications..................................... 377
Oil volume............................................... 378
Coolant – specification and volume........ 379
Transmission oil – specification and vol-
umes....................................................... 379
Brake fluid – specification and volume... 379
Power steering – specification................ 380
Fuel tank volume – specification and vol-
ume......................................................... 380
Air conditioning – specification and vol-
ume......................................................... 380
Battery specifications............................. 381
Symbols – general information............... 382
Warning symbols.................................... 382
Indicator symbols.................................... 383
Information symbols............................... 384
Information symbols – ceiling console.... 385
Information symbols – center console.... 385
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12 Index
Index....................................................... 386
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On-board owner's manual
The owner's manual can be displayed on the
center console screen and you can carry out
searches for the information that you require.
To open the owner's manual, press the MY
CAR button on the center console, press OK/
MENU and select Owner's manual.
For basic information, see "Infotainment -
operating the system." The following sections
also provide more detailed information.
The on-board owner's manual start page
There are four ways of finding information
articles in the on-board owner's manual:
• Searching: search for an article.
• Categories: All of the articles are sorted
by category.
• Favorites: Quick access to frequently
read articles.
• Quick Guide: A selection of articles cov-
ering commonly used functions.
Select the symbol in the lower right-hand cor-
ner for additional information about the on-
board owner's manual.
NOTE
• The on-board owner's manual cannot
be accessed while the vehicle is mov-
ing.
• Specifications regarding your vehicle
are not found in the on-board informa-
tion. This information is listed in the
printed owner's manual.
Searching for information
Searching using the text wheel
List of characters
Switching between character entry
modes (see the following table)
Surf history
Use the text wheel to enter a web address.
1. Turn TUNE to the desired letter and press
OK/MENU to confirm. The number/letter
keys on the center console can also be
used.
2. Continue to the next letter, etc. The
results of the search will be displayed in
the phone book.
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3. To switch from letter entry mode to the
entry mode for numbers or special char-
acters, or to go view surf history, turn
TUNE to one of the selections (see the
explanation in the following table) in the
list for switching character entry mode (2)
and press OK/MENU.
123/A
BC
Toggle between letters and num-
bers by pressing OK/MENU.
=> This leads to surf history. Turn
TUNE to select a web address
and press OK/MENU to go to the
website.
Go Go to the website by pressing
OK/MENU.
a|A Toggle between upper and lower
case letters by pressing OK/
MENU.
| | } Switch from the text wheel to the
Address: field. Use TUNE to
move the cursor and erase char-
acters by pressing EXIT. Press
OK/MENU to return to the text
wheel.
The number/letter keys on the
center console can also be used
to edit the Address: field.
Press EXIT briefly to erase a single character.
Press and hold EXIT to erase all characters.
Pressing a number key on the center console
while the text wheel is displayed (see the pre-
vious illustration) will display a list of charac-
ters. Press the desired key repeatedly to
enter the desired letter and continue to the
next letter, etc.
To enter a number, press and hold the but-
ton.
Categories
The articles in the on-board owner's manual
are divided into main categories and sub-cat-
egories. The same article may be listed in
several applicable categories to help make
searches easier.
Turn TUNE to navigate in the category struc-
ture and press OK/MENU to open a category
(indicated by the symbol) or an article
(indicated by the symbol). Press EXIT to
return to the previous view.
Favorites
Articles that have been marked as favorites
can be found here. For information about
marking an article as a favorite, see "Navigat-
ing in an article" below.
Turn TUNE to navigate in the list of favorites
and press OK/MENU to open an article.
Press EXIT to return to the previous view.
Quick Guide
This is a selection of articles that will help you
become familiar with some of the vehicle's
most common functions. These articles can
also be found in their respective categories
but are listed here for quick access.
Turn TUNE to navigate in the Quick Guide
and press OK/MENU to open an article.
Press EXIT to return to the previous view.
Navigating in an article
Home: Returns you to the owner's man-
ual start page.
Favorites: Add/remove an article from
the list of favorites. This can also be done
by pressing the FAV button on the center
console keypad.
Highlighted link: takes you to the linked
article.
Important information: if the article con-
tains warnings, cautions or notes, sym-
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bols for these types of information and
the number of such texts in the article will
be displayed here.
Turn TUNE to navigate among the links or
scroll in an article. When you have scrolled to
the beginning/end of an article, you can
return to the start page or a favorite by scroll-
ing one additional step up/down. Press OK/
MENU to activate a selection or highlighted
link. Press EXIT to return to the previous
view.
Related information
• Information on the Internet (p. 20)
Owner's information
Your vehicle is equipped with a screen on
which you can display information about your
vehicle's features and functions. The printed
owner's manual supplements the on-board
information and contains important texts, the
latest updates and instructions that can be
useful in situations when it is not practical to
read the information on the screen.
Changing the language used for the on-board
information could mean that some of the
information displayed may not comply with
national or local statutes and regulations.
WARNING
The driver is always responsible for oper-
ating the vehicle in a safe manner and for
complying with current statutes and regu-
lations.
It is also essential to maintain and service
the vehicle according to Volvo's recom-
mendations as stated in the owner's infor-
mation and the service and warranty book-
let.
If the on-board information differs from the
printed owner's manual, the printed infor-
mation always takes precedence.
Contacting Volvo
In the USA:
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Customer Care Center
1 Volvo Drive,
P.O. Box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
1-800-458-1552
www.volvocars.com/us
In Canada:
Volvo Cars of Canada
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9
1-800-663-8255
www.volvocars.com/ca
Related information
• About this manual (p. 14)
• Important warnings (p. 23)
• Crash event data (p. 18)
• Volvo Structural Parts Statement (p. 19)
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About this manual
Reading your owner's manual is a good way
to familiarize yourself with the features and
systems in your vehicle.
• Before you operate your vehicle for the
first time, we recommend that you look
through the information found in the
chapters "Your Driving Environment" and
"During Your Trip."
• Information contained in the balance of
the manual is extremely useful and should
be read after operating the vehicle for the
first time.
• The manual is structured so that it can be
used for reference. For this reason, it
should be kept in the vehicle for ready
access.
On-board owner's manual
When the printed manual refers to the on-
board owner's manual, this pertains to the
information displayed on the center console
screen.
The language used on the center console
screen and instrument panel can be changed
in the MY CAR system settings menu.
There are four ways of finding information
articles in the on-board owner's manual:
• Searching: search for an article.
• Categories: All of the articles are sorted
by category.
• Favorites: Quick access to frequently
read articles.
• Quick Guide: A selection of articles cov-
ering commonly used functions.
Select the symbol in the lower right-hand cor-
ner for additional information about the on-
board owner's manual.
NOTE
• The on-board owner's manual cannot
be accessed while the vehicle is mov-
ing.
• Specifications regarding your vehicle
are not found in the on-board informa-
tion. This information is listed in the
printed owner's manual.
The owner's manual in mobile devices
NOTE
The owner's manual mobile app can be
downloaded at www.volvocars.com.
The mobile app also contains videos and
searchable content, and provides easy
navigation between the various articles.
Footnotes
Certain pages of this manual contain informa-
tion in the form of footnotes at the bottom of
the page. This information supplements the
text that the footnote number refers to (a let-
ter is used if the footnote refers to text in a
table).
Display texts
There are several displays in the driver’s field
of vision that show messages generated by
various systems and functions in the vehicle.
These texts are indicated in the Owner’s
Manual by being in slightly larger type than
the surrounding text and are printed in gray,
(for example: Change doors unlock
setting).
Decals
There are various types of decals in the vehi-
cle whose purpose is to provide important
information in a clear and concise way. The
importance of these decals is explained as
follows, in descending order of importance.
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Risk of injury
G031590
Black ISO symbols on a yellow warning back-
ground, white text/image on a black back-
ground. Decals of this type are used to indi-
cate potential danger. Ignoring a warning of
this type could result in serious injury or
death.
Risk of damage to the vehicle
G031592
White ISO symbols and white text/image on a
black or blue warning background and space
for a message. If the information on decals of
this type is ignored, damage to the vehicle
could result.
Information
G031593
White ISO symbols and white text/image on a
black background. These decals provide gen-
eral information.
NOTE
The decals shown in the Owner’s Manual
are examples only and are not intended to
be reproductions of the decals actually
used in the vehicle. The purpose is to give
an indication of how they look and their
approximate location in the vehicle. The
applicable information for your particular
vehicle can be found on the respective
decals in the vehicle.
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Types of lists used in the owner's
information
Procedures
Procedures (step-by-step instructions), or
actions that must be carried out in a certain
order, are arranged in numbered lists in this
manual.
If there is a series of illustrations associ-
ated with step-by-step instructions, each
step in the procedure is numbered in the
same way as the corresponding illustra-
tion.
Lists in which letters are used can be
found with series of illustrations in cases
where the order in which the instructions
are carried out is not important.
Arrows with or without numbers are used
to indicate the direction of a movement.
Arrows containing letters are used to indi-
cate movement.
If there are no illustrations associated with a
step-by-step list, the steps in the procedure
are indicated by ordinary numbers.
Position lists
Red circles containing a number are used
in general overview illustrations in which
certain components are pointed out. The
corresponding number is also used in the
position list's description of the various
components.
Bullet lists
Bullets are used to differentiate a number of
components/functions/points of information
that can be listed in random order.
For example:
• Coolant
• Engine oil
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Options and accessories
Optional or accessory equipment described
in this manual is indicated by an asterisk.
Optional or accessory equipment may not be
available in all countries or markets. Please
note that some vehicles may be equipped dif-
ferently, depending on special legal require-
ments.
Contact your Volvo retailer for additional
information.
NOTE
• Do not export your Volvo to another
country before investigating that coun-
try's applicable safety and exhaust
emission requirements. In some cases
it may be difficult or impossible to
comply with these requirements. Mod-
ifications to the emission control sys-
tem(s) may render your Volvo not certi-
fiable for legal operation in the U.S.,
Canada and other countries.
• All information, illustrations and speci-
fications contained in this manual are
based on the latest product informa-
tion available at the time of publica-
tion. Please note that some vehicles
may be equipped differently, depend-
ing on special legal requirements.
Optional equipment described in this
manual may not be available in all mar-
kets.
• Some of the illustrations shown are
generic and may not depict the exact
model for which this manual is
intended.
• Volvo reserves the right to make model
changes at any time, or to change
specifications or design without notice
and without incurring obligation.
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WARNING
If your vehicle is involved in an accident,
unseen damage may affect its drivability
and safety.
WARNING
CALIFORNIA proposition 65
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,
and certain vehicle components contain or
emit chemicals known to the state of Cali-
fornia to cause cancer, and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. In addition,
certain fluids contained in vehicles and
certain products of component wear con-
tain or emit chemicals known to the State
of California to cause cancer, and birth
defects or other reproductive harm.
WARNING
Certain components of this vehicle such as
air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners,
adaptive steering columns, and button cell
batteries may contain Perchlorate material.
Special handling may apply for service or
vehicle end of life disposal.
See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/
perchlorate.
Shiftlock
When your vehicle is parked, the gear selec-
tor is locked in the P (Park) position. To
release the selector from this position, the
ignition must be in mode II (p. 79) or the
engine must be running. Depress the brake
pedal, press the button on the front side of
the gear selector and move the selector from
P (Park).
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS system performs a brief self-diag-
nostic test when the engine has been started
and driver releases the brake pedal. Another
automatic test may be performed when the
vehicle first reaches a speed of approximately
6 mph (10 km/h). The brake pedal will pulsate
several times and a sound may be audible
from the ABS control module. This is normal.
Fuel filler door
Press the button on the light switch panel
(see the illustration in Refueling – opening/
closing fuel filler door (p. 278)) when the vehi-
cle is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler
door. It will relock when closed and there will
be an audible click.
Points to keep in mind
• Do not export your Volvo to another
country before investigating that coun-
try's applicable safety and exhaust emis-
sion requirements. In some cases it may
be difficult or impossible to comply with
these requirements. Modifications to the
emission control system(s) may render
your Volvo not certifiable for legal opera-
tion in the U.S., Canada and other coun-
tries.
• All information, illustrations and specifica-
tions contained in this manual are based
on the latest product information availa-
ble at the time of publication. Please note
that some vehicles may be equipped dif-
ferently, depending on special legal
requirements. Optional equipment descri-
bed in this manual may not be available in
all markets.
• Some of the illustrations shown are
generic and may not depict the exact
model for which this manual is intended.
• Volvo reserves the right to make model
changes at any time, or to change speci-
fications or design without notice and
without incurring obligation.
Related information
• Information on the Internet (p. 20)
• Volvo and the environment (p. 22)
• Important warnings (p. 23)
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Change of ownership
When the vehicle changes owners, all per-
sonal settings should be reset to the factory
defaults.
To reset, press the MY CAR button in the
center console followed by OK/MENU and
select Settings Reset to factory settings.
User data e.g., for apps, the web browser
and for personal settings in menus such as
the climate system and vehicle settings
should be reset to factory defaults.
For vehicles equipped with the optional Volvo
On Call with Sensus Connect (VOC), personal
settings stored in the vehicle should be
deleted, see Changing ownership of a vehicle
with Volvo On Call.
Related information
• Volvo ID (p. 21)
Crash event data
This vehicle is equipped with an event data
recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR
is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like
situations, such as an air bag deployment or
hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle's systems per-
formed. The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety sys-
tems for a short period of time, typically 30
seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is
designed to record such data as:
• How various systems in your vehicle were
operating;
• Whether or not the driver and passenger
safety belts were buckled/fastened;
• How far (if at all) the driver was depress-
ing the accelerator and/or brake pedal;
and,
• How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better under-
standing of the circumstances in which
crashes and injuries occur.
NOTE
EDR data are recorded by your vehicle
only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs;
no data are recorded by the EDR under
normal driving conditions and no personal
data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash
location) are recorded. However, other
parties, such as law enforcement, could
combine the EDR data with the type of
personally identifying data routinely
acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special
equipment is required, and access to the
vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to
the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such
as law enforcement, that have the special
equipment, can read the information if they
have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
Furthermore, your vehicle is equipped with a
number of computers whose task is to con-
tinuously control and monitor the vehicle’s
operation. They can also register information
during normal driving conditions if they detect
a fault relating to the vehicle’s operation and
functionality. Some of the stored information
is required by technicians when carrying out
service and maintenance to enable them to
diagnose and rectify any faults that have
occurred in the vehicle and to enable Volvo to
fulfill legal and other regulatory requirements.
This information may be stored in the vehi-
cle’s computers for a certain period of time.
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Volvo will not contribute to spreading the
above-mentioned information to third parties
without the consent of the vehicle’s owner.
However, due to national legal requirements
and regulations, Volvo may be compelled to
provide information of this type to authorities
such as law enforcement agencies or others
who may assert a legal right to obtain such
information.
Volvo and service and repair facilities with
agreements with Volvo have access to the
special technical equipment required in order
to read and interpret the information stored
by the vehicle’s computers. Volvo is responsi-
ble for ensuring that the information transmit-
ted to Volvo during service and maintenance
is stored and handled in a secure manner and
that this handling is done in accordance with
applicable legal requirements. For additional
information, contact:
For additional information, contact:
In the United States
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Customer Care Center
1 Volvo Drive, P.O. box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
1-800-458-1552
www.volvocars.com/us
In Canada
Volvo Cars of Canada
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9
1-800-663-8255
www.volvocars.com/ca
Related information
• Information on the Internet (p. 20)
• Contacting Volvo (p. 13)
Volvo Structural Parts Statement
Volvo has always been and continues to be a
leader in automotive safety.
Volvo engineers and manufactures vehicles
designed to help protect vehicle occupants in
the event of a collision.
Volvos are designed to absorb the impact of
a collision. This energy absorption system
including, but not limited to, structural com-
ponents such as bumper reinforcement bars,
bumper energy absorbers, frames, rails,
fender aprons, A-pillars, B-pillars and body
panels must work together to maintain cabin
integrity and protect the vehicle occupants.
The supplemental restraint system including
but not limited to air bags, side curtain air
bags, and deployment sensors work together
with the above components to provide proper
timing for air bag deployment.
Due to the above, Volvo Cars of North Amer-
ica does not support the use of aftermarket,
alternative or anything other than original
Volvo parts for collision repair.
In addition Volvo does not support the use or
re-use of structural components from an
existing vehicle that has been previously
damaged. Although these parts may appear
equivalent, it is difficult to tell if the parts have
been previously replaced with non-OE parts
or if the part has been damaged as a result of
a prior collision. The quality of these used
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parts may also have been affected due to
environmental exposure.
Related information
• Important warnings (p. 23)
• Information on the Internet (p. 20)
• Contacting Volvo (p. 13)
Information on the Internet
Additional information regarding your vehicle
can be found at www.volvocars.com.
Support on the Internet
Go to support.volvocars.com or use the QR
code below to visit the site, which is available
in most markets.
QR code to the support site
The information on the support site is search-
able and is grouped into different categories.
It includes support for e.g., Internet-based
services and functions, Volvo On Call (VOC),
the navigation system* and apps. Video and
step-by-step instructions explain various pro-
cedures such as how to connect the vehicle
to the Internet via a cell phone.
Downloadable information
Maps
Sensus Navigation system* maps can be
downloaded from the support site.
Mobile apps
For certain model year 2014 and 2015 Volvos,
the owner's manual is available in the form of
an app. The VOC* app can also be found
here.
Owner's manuals for earlier model
Volvos
Owner's manuals for earlier model Volvos are
available in PDF format. Quick Guides and
supplements can also be found on the sup-
port site. Select a model and a model year
and download the desired information.
Contact
Contact information for customer support and
the nearest Volvo retailer are available on the
site.
Related information
• About this manual (p. 14)
• Contacting Volvo (p. 13)
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Volvo ID
This is your personal ID that can be used to
access a number of services1
Creating a Volvo ID
To create a Volvo ID, provide your personal
email address and then follow the instructions
provided in the email that you will receive
from Volvo. This can be done from:
• From an Internet-connected vehicle:
Enter your email address in the app that
requires a Volvo ID and follow the instruc-
tions provides or press the Internet con-
nect ( ) button on the center console
and select Apps, Settings and follow the
instructions provided.
• Volvo On Call (VOC*): download the latest
version of the VOC app and create a
Volvo ID on the start page.
Open Source Software Notice
The systems in your Volvo contain certain
free/open source and other software.
This product uses certain free / open source
and other software originating from third
parties, that is subject to the GNU General
Public License version 2 and 3 (GPLv2/
GPLv3), GNU Lesser General Public License
version 3 (LGPLv3), The FreeType Project
License (“FreeType License”) and other
different and/or additional copyright licenses,
disclaimers and notices. The links how to
access the exact terms of GPLv2, GPLv3,
LGPLv3, and the other open source software
licenses, disclaimers, acknowledgements and
notices are provided to you below. Please
refer to the exact terms of the relevant
License, regarding your rights under said
licenses. Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) offers
to provide the source code of said free/open
source software to you for a charge covering
the cost of performing such distribution, such
as the cost of media, shipping and handling,
upon written request. Please contact your
nearest Volvo retailer.
This offer is valid for a period of at least three
(3) years from the date of the distribution of
this product by VCC / or for as long as VCC
offers spare parts or customer support.
Portions of this product uses software
copyrighted © v2.4.3/2010 The
FreeTypeProject (www.freetype.org). All rights
reserved.
This product includes software under
following licenses:
GPL v2 : http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-
licenses/gpl-2.0.html
• Linux kernel (merge between MontaVista
2.6.31 kernel and kernel from
L2.6.31_MX51_ER_1007 BSP)
• uBoot (based on v2009.08)
• busybox (based on version 1.13.2.)
GCC runtime library exception: http://
www.gnu.org/licenses/gcc-exception.html
• libgcc_s.so.1
LGPL v3: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/
lgpl.html
• Libc.so.6, libpthread.so.0, Librt.so.1
The FreeType Project License: http://
www.freetype.org/FTL.TXT
• libfreetype.so.6 (version 2.4.3)
Related information
• About this manual (p. 14)
1 These services vary and may be subject to change. Consult your Volvo retailer.
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Volvo and the environment
Volvo is committed to the well being of its
customers. As a natural part of this commit-
ment, we care about the environment in
which we all live. Concern for the environment
means an everyday involvement in reducing
our environmental impact.
Volvo's environmental activities are based on
a holistic view, which means we consider the
overall environmental impact of a product
throughout its complete life cycle. In this con-
text, design, production, product use, and
recycling are all important considerations. In
production, Volvo has partly or completely
phased out several chemicals including
CFCs, lead chromates, asbestos, and cad-
mium; and reduced the number of chemicals
used in our plants 50% since 1991.
Volvo was the first in the world to introduce
into production a three-way catalytic con-
verter with a Lambda sond, now called the
heated oxygen sensor, in 1976. The current
version of this highly efficient system reduces
emissions of harmful substances (CO, HC,
NOx) from the exhaust pipe by approximately
95 – 99% and the search to eliminate the
remaining emissions continues. Volvo is the
only automobile manufacturer to offer CFC-
free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system
of all models as far back as the 1975
model 240. Advanced electronic engine con-
trols and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer
to our goal. In addition to continuous environ-
mental refinement of conventional gasoline-
powered internal combustion engines, Volvo
is actively looking at advanced technology
alternative-fuel vehicles.
When you drive a Volvo, you become our
partner in the work to lessen the car's impact
on the environment. To reduce your vehicle's
environmental impact, you can:
• Maintain proper air pressure in your tires.
Tests have shown decreased fuel econ-
omy with improperly inflated tires.
• Follow the recommended maintenance
schedule in your Warranty and Service
Records Information booklet.
• Drive at a constant speed whenever pos-
sible.
• See a trained and qualified Volvo service
technician as soon as possible for
inspection if the check engine (malfunc-
tion indicator) light illuminates, or stays
on after the vehicle has started.
• Properly dispose of any vehicle-related
waste such as used motor oil, used bat-
teries, brake pads, etc.
• When cleaning your vehicle, please use
genuine Volvo car care products. All
Volvo car care products are formulated to
be environmentally friendly.
FSC®
The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®)
symbol indicates that the wood pulp used in
this publication comes from FSC® certified
forests and other responsible sources.
Related information
• Economical driving (p. 280)
• Tires – tire economy (p. 291)
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Important warnings
Please keep the following warnings in mind
when operating/servicing your vehicle.
Driver distraction
A driver has a responsibility to do everything
possible to ensure his or her own safety and
the safety of passengers in the vehicle and
others sharing the roadway. Avoiding distrac-
tions is part of that responsibility.
Driver distraction results from driver activities
that are not directly related to controlling the
vehicle in the driving environment. Your new
Volvo is, or can be, equipped with many fea-
ture-rich entertainment and communication
systems. These include hands-free cellular
telephones, navigation systems, and multi-
purpose audio systems. You may also own
other portable electronic devices for your own
convenience. When used properly and safely,
they enrich the driving experience. Improperly
used, any of these could cause a distraction.
For all of these systems, we want to provide
the following warning that reflects the strong
Volvo concern for your safety. Never use
these devices or any feature of your vehicle in
a way that distracts you from the task of driv-
ing safely. Distraction can lead to a serious
accident. In addition to this general warning,
we offer the following guidance regarding
specific newer features that may be found in
your vehicle:
WARNING
• Never use a hand-held cellular tele-
phone while driving. Some jurisdic-
tions prohibit cellular telephone use by
a driver while the vehicle is moving.
• If your vehicle is equipped with a navi-
gation system, set and make changes
to your travel itinerary only with the
vehicle parked.
• Never program your audio system
while the vehicle is moving. Program
radio presets with the vehicle parked,
and use your programmed presets to
make radio use quicker and simpler.
• Never use portable computers or per-
sonal digital assistants while the vehi-
cle is moving.
Accessory installation
• We strongly recommend that Volvo own-
ers install only genuine, Volvo-approved
accessories, and that accessory installa-
tions be performed only by a trained and
qualified Volvo service technician.
• Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to
ensure compatibility with the perform-
ance, safety, and emission systems in
your vehicle. Additionally, a trained and
qualified Volvo service technician knows
where accessories may and may not be
safely installed in your Volvo. In all cases,
please consult a trained and qualified
Volvo service technician before installing
any accessory in or on your vehicle.
• Accessories that have not been approved
by Volvo may or may not be specifically
tested for compatibility with your vehicle.
Additionally, an inexperienced installer
may not be familiar with some of your
car's systems.
• Any of your car's performance and safety
systems could be adversely affected if
you install accessories that Volvo has not
tested, or if you allow accessories to be
installed by someone unfamiliar with your
vehicle.
• Damage caused by unapproved or
improperly installed accessories may not
be covered by your new vehicle warranty.
See your Warranty and Service Records
Information booklet for more warranty
information. Volvo assumes no responsi-
bility for death, injury, or expenses that
may result from the installation of non-
genuine accessories.
Related information
• About this manual (p. 14)
• Volvo Structural Parts Statement (p. 19)
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Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance
Your new Volvo comes with a four year ON
CALL roadside assistance.
Additional information, features, and benefits
of this program are described in a separate
information package in your glove compart-
ment.
If you require assistance, dial:
In the U.S. 1-800-638-6586 (1-800-63-
VOLVO)
In Canada 1-800-263-0475
NOTE
Some vehicles may be equipped with
Volvo On Call with Sensus Connect,
which will allow access to the call center
and additional features directly from the
vehicle. This is in addition to the Volvo On
Call Roadside Assistance program men-
tioned above.
Volvo On Call with Sensus Connect will
be a customer pay subscription offer after
an initial complimentary trial period.
Related information
• Information on the Internet (p. 20)
Technician certification
In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo
supports certification by the National Institute
for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.).
Certified technicians have demonstrated a
high degree of competence in specific areas.
Besides passing exams, each technician
must also have worked in the field for two or
more years before a certificate is issued.
These professional technicians are best able
to analyze vehicle problems and perform the
necessary maintenance procedures to keep
your Volvo at peak operating condition.
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Occupant safety
Safety is Volvo's cornerstone.
Volvo's concern for safety
Our concern for safety dates back to 1927
when the first Volvo rolled off the production
line. Three-point seat belts (a Volvo inven-
tion), safety cages, and energy-absorbing
impact zones were designed into Volvo vehi-
cles long before it was fashionable or
required by government regulation.
We will not compromise our commitment to
safety. We continue to seek out new safety
features and to refine those already in our
vehicles. You can help. We would appreciate
hearing your suggestions about improving
automobile safety. We also want to know if
you ever have a safety concern with your
vehicle. Call us in the U.S. at:
1-800-458-1552 or in Canada at:
1-800-663-8255.
Occupant safety reminders
How safely you drive doesn't depend on how
old you are but rather on:
• How well you see.
• Your ability to concentrate.
• How quickly you make decisions under
stress to avoid an accident.
The following suggestions are intended to
help you cope with the ever changing traffic
environment.
• Never drink and drive.
• If you are taking any medication, consult
your physician about its potential effects
on your driving abilities.
• Take a driver-retraining course.
• Have your eyes checked regularly.
• Keep your windshield and headlights
clean.
• Replace wiper blades when they start to
leave streaks.
• Take into account the traffic, road, and
weather conditions, particularly with
regard to stopping distance.
• Never send text messages while driving.
• Refrain from using or minimize the use of
a cell phone while driving.
Related information
• Recall information (p. 26)
• Reporting safety defects (p. 27)
Recall information
Information regarding recalls or other service
campaigns is available on our website at
www.volvocars.com/us/.
On our website, select the tab YOUR VOLVO
and the heading RECALL INFORMATION will
be displayed at the lower left side of the
screen. Enter your Vehicle Identification Num-
ber for your vehicle (found at the base of the
windshield). If your vehicle has any open
Recalls, they will be displayed on this page.
Volvo customers in Canada
For any questions regarding open recalls for
your vehicle, please contact your authorized
Volvo retailer. If your retailer is unable to
answer your questions, please contact Volvo
Customer Relations at 905 695-9626, Mon-
day through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
EST or by e-mail at vclcust@volvocars.com.
You may also write us at:
Volvo Cars of Canada
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9
Related information
• Occupant safety (p. 26)
• Reporting safety defects (p. 27)
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Reporting safety defects
The following information will help you report
any perceived safety-related defects in your
vehicle.
Reporting safety defects in the U.S.
If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) in addition
to notifying Volvo Cars of North
America, LLC. If NHTSA receives
similar complaints, it may open an
investigation, and if it finds that a
safety defect exists in a group of
vehicles, it may order a recall and
remedy campaign. However, NHTSA
cannot become involved in individ-
ual problems between you, your
retailer, or Volvo Cars of North
America, LLC. To contact NHTSA,
you may either call the Auto Safety
Hotline toll-free at
1-888-327-4236
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Trans-
portation, Washington D.C. 20590.
You can also obtain other informa-
tion about motor vehicle safety from
http://www.safercar.gov, where you
can also enter your vehicle's VIN
(Vehicle Identification Number) to
see if it has any open recalls.
Volvo strongly recommends that if
your vehicle is covered under a
service campaign, safety or emis-
sion recall or similar action, it should
be completed as soon as possible.
Please check with your local retailer
or Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
if your vehicle is covered under
these conditions.
NHTSA can be reached at:
Internet:
http://www.nhtsa.gov
Telephone:
1-888-DASH-2-DOT
(1-888-327-4236).
Reporting safety defects in Canada
If you believe your vehicle has a defect that
could cause a crash or could cause injury or
death, you should immediately inform Trans-
port Canada in addition to notifying Volvo
Cars of Canada Corp.
Transport Canada can be contacted at:
1-800-333-0510
Teletypewriter (TTY): 613 990-4500
Fax: 1-819-994-3372
Mailing Address: Transport Canada - Road
Safety, 80 rue Noël, Gatineau, (Quebec) J8Z
0A1
Related information
• Occupant safety (p. 26)
• Recall information (p. 26)
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Seat belts – general
Seat belts should always be worn by all occu-
pants of your vehicle. Children should be
properly restrained, using an infant, car, or
booster seat determined by age, weight and
height.
Volvo also believes no child should sit in the
front seat of a vehicle.
Adjusting the seat belt
Most states and provinces make it mandatory
for occupants of a vehicle to use seat belts.
Seat belt pretensioners
All seat belts are equipped with pretensioners
that reduce slack in the belts. These preten-
sioners are triggered in situations where the
front or side impact airbags deploy, and in
certain impacts from the rear. The front seat
belts also include a tension reducing device
which, in the event of a collision, limits the
peak forces exerted by the seat belt on the
occupant.
Seat belt maintenance
Check periodically that the seat belts are in
good condition. Use water and a mild deter-
gent for cleaning. Check seat belt mechanism
function as follows: attach the seat belt and
pull rapidly on the strap.
WARNING
Never use a seat belt for more than one
occupant. Never wear the shoulder portion
of the belt under the arm, behind the back
or otherwise out of position. Such use
could cause injury in the event of an acci-
dent. As seat belts lose much of their
strength when exposed to violent stretch-
ing, they should be replaced after any col-
lision, even if they appear to be undam-
aged.
WARNING
• Never repair the belt yourself; have this
work done by a trained and qualified
Volvo service technician only.
• Any device used to induce slack into
the shoulder belt portion of the three-
point belt system will have a detrimen-
tal effect on the amount of protection
available to you in the event of a colli-
sion.
• The seat back should not be tilted too
far back. The shoulder belt must be
taut in order to function properly.
• Do not use child safety seats or child
booster cushions/backrests in the
front passenger's seat. We also rec-
ommend that children who have out-
grown these devices sit in the rear
seat with the seat belt properly fas-
tened.
Related information
• Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling (p. 29)
• Seat belt reminder (p. 30)
• Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 30)
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Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling
Seat belts should be used by all occupants in
the vehicle when it is in motion.
Buckling a seat belt
Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch
plate into the receptacle until a distinct click
is heard. The seat belt retractor is normally
"unlocked" and you can move freely, provi-
ded that the shoulder belt is not pulled out
too far.
Seat belt retractor
The seat belt retractor will lock up in the
following situations:
• if the belt is pulled out rapidly
• during braking and acceleration
• if the vehicle is leaning excessively
• when driving in turns
• if the Automatic Locking Retractor/Emer-
gency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) is
activated
NOTE
Each seat belt (except for the driver's belt)
is equipped with the ALR/ELR function,
which is designed to help keep the seat
belt taut. ALR/ELR activates if the seat belt
is pulled out as far as possible. If this is
done, a sound from the seat belt retractor
will be audible, which is normal, and the
seat belt will be pulled taut and locked in
place. This function is automatically disa-
bled when the seat belt is unbuckled and
fully retracted.
See also Child restraints (p. 47) for informa-
tion about using a seat belt's ALR/ELR func-
tion to anchor a child seat.
When wearing the seat belt remember:
• The belt should not be twisted or turned.
• The lap section of the belt must be posi-
tioned low on the hips (not pressing
against the abdomen).
• Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled
up into its retractor and that the shoulder
and lap belts are taut.
Unbuckling the seat belt
To remove the seat belt, press the red section
on the seat belt receptacle. Before exiting the
vehicle, check that the seat belt retracts fully
after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the
belt back into the retractor slot.
Related information
• Seat belt reminder (p. 30)
• Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 30)
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Seat belt reminder
The seat belt reminder is intended to alert all
occupants of the vehicle that their seat belts
should be fastened before the vehicle begins
to move.
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Seat belt reminder light in ceiling console
The seat belt reminder consists of an audible
signal, an indicator light near the rearview
mirror and a symbol in the instrument panel
that alert all occupants of the vehicle to fas-
ten their seat belts (p. 28). The audible signal
and indicator light will be on for several sec-
onds from the time the ignition is switched
on, regardless of whether or not the seat
belts are fastened.
If the front seat belts are unbuckled while the
vehicle is in motion, the audible signal and
warning light will be active for a several sec-
onds.
Rear seats
The seat belt reminder in the rear seat has
two additional functions:
• It provides information about which seat
belts are fastened in the rear seat. A mes-
sage will appear in the information display
when a belt is being used. This message
will disappear after several seconds or
can be erased by pressing the OK button
on the left steering wheel lever.
• It also provides a reminder if one of the
occupants of the rear seat has unbuckled
his/her seat belt while the vehicle is in
motion. A visual and audible signal will be
given. These signals will stop when the
seat belt has been re-buckled or can be
stopped by pressing the OK button.
• The message Unbelted in rear seat will
appear in the information display if one of
the rear doors has been opened.
The message in the information display can
always be accessed, even if it has been
erased, by pressing the OK button to display
stored messages.
Related information
• Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 30)
Seat belts – pregnancy
The seat belt should always be worn during
pregnancy. However, it is crucial that it be
worn correctly.
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The diagonal section should wrap over the
shoulder then be routed between the breasts
and to the side of the belly. The lap section
should lay flat over the thighs and as low as
possible under the belly. It must never be
allowed to ride upward. Remove all slack
from the belt and ensure that it fits close to
the body without any twists.
As a pregnancy progresses, pregnant drivers
should adjust their seats and steering wheel
such that they can easily maintain control of
the vehicle as they drive (which means they
must be able to easily operate the foot pedals
and steering wheel). Within this context, they
should strive to position the seat with as large
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a distance as possible between their belly
and the steering wheel.
Related information
• Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling (p. 29)
• Seat belt reminder (p. 30)
• Child restraints (p. 47)
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
As an enhancement to the three-point seat
belts (p. 28), your Volvo is equipped with a
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
Models with an analog instrument panel
Models with an digital instrument panel*
Volvo's SRS consists of seat belt pretension-
ers, front airbags (p. 32), side impact air-
bags (p. 39), a front passenger occupant
weight sensor (p. 36), and inflatable cur-
tains (p. 41). All of these systems are moni-
tored by the SRS control module. An SRS
warning light in the instrument panel (see the
illustration) illuminates when the ignition is in
modes I or II, and will normally go out after
approximately 6 seconds if no faults are
detected in the system.
Where applicable, a text message will also be
displayed when the SRS warning light illumi-
nates. If this warning symbol is not function-
ing properly, the general warning symbol illu-
minates and a text message will be displayed.
See also Information displays – indicator
symbols (p. 72) and Information displays –
warning symbols (p. 74) for more informa-
tion about indicator and warning lights.
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WARNING
• If the SRS warning light stays on after
the engine has started or if it illumi-
nates while you are driving, have the
vehicle inspected by a trained and
qualified Volvo service technician as
soon as possible.
• Never try to repair any component or
part of the SRS yourself. Any interfer-
ence in the system could cause mal-
function and serious injury. All work on
these systems should be performed by
a trained and qualified Volvo service
technician.
WARNING
If your vehicle has become flood-damaged
in any way (e.g., soaked carpeting/stand-
ing water on the floor of the vehicle), do
not attempt to start the vehicle or insert
the remote key into the ignition slot before
disconnecting the battery (see below). This
may cause airbag deployment which could
result in serious injury. Have the vehicle
towed to a trained and qualified Volvo
service technician for repairs.
Before attempting to tow the vehicle:
1. Switch off the ignition for at least
10 minutes and disconnect the bat-
tery.
2. Follow the instructions for manually
overriding the shiftlock system Trans-
mission – shiftlock override (p. 256).
Related information
• Crash mode – general information
(p. 44)
Front airbags
The front airbags supplement the three-point
seat belts (p. 28). For these airbags to provide
the protection intended, seat belts must be
worn at all times.
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The front airbag system
The front airbag system includes gas genera-
tors surrounded by the airbags, and decelera-
tion sensors that activate the gas generators,
causing the airbags to be inflated with nitro-
gen gas.
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Location of the passenger's side front airbag
As the movement of the seats' occupants
compresses the airbags, some of the gas is
expelled at a controlled rate to provide better
cushioning. Both seat belt pretensioners also
deploy, minimizing seat belt slack. The entire
process, including inflation and deflation of
the airbags, takes approximately one fifth of a
second.
The location of the front airbags is indicated
by SRS AIRBAG embossed on the steering
wheel pad and above the glove compartment,
and by decals on both sun visors and on the
front and far right side of the dash.
The driver's side front airbag is folded and
located in the steering wheel hub.
The passenger's side front airbag is folded
behind a panel located above the glove com-
partment.
WARNING
• The airbags in the vehicle are designed
to be a SUPPLEMENT to–not a
replacement for–the three-point seat
belts. For maximum protection, wear
seat belts at all times. Be aware that
no system can prevent all possible
injuries that may occur in an accident.
• Never drive with your hands on the
steering wheel pad/airbag housing.
• The front airbags are designed to help
prevent serious injury. Deployment
occurs very quickly and with consider-
able force. During normal deployment
and depending on variables such as
seating position, one may experience
abrasions, bruises, swellings, or other
injuries as a result from deployment of
one or both of the airbags.
• When installing any accessory equip-
ment, make sure that the front airbag
system is not damaged. Any interfer-
ence in the system could cause mal-
function.
Front airbag deployment
• The front airbags are designed to deploy
during certain frontal or front-angular col-
lisions, impacts, or decelerations,
depending on the crash severity, angle,
speed and object impacted. The airbags
may also deploy in certain non-frontal
collisions where rapid deceleration
occurs.
• The SRS (p. 31) sensors, which trigger
the front airbags, are designed to react to
both the impact of the collision and the
inertial forces generated by it, and to
determine if the intensity of the collision is
sufficient for the seat belt pretensioners
and/or airbags to be deployed.
However, not all frontal collisions activate the
front airbags.
• If the collision involves a nonrigid object
(e.g., a snow drift or bush), or a rigid,
fixed object at a low speed, the front air-
bags will not necessarily deploy.
• Front airbags do not normally deploy in a
side impact collision, in a collision from
the rear or in a rollover situation.
• The amount of damage to the bodywork
does not reliably indicate if the airbags
should have deployed or not.
WARNING
If any of the airbags have deployed:
• Do not attempt to drive the vehicle.
Have it towed to a qualified repair
facility.
• If necessary seek medical attentIon.
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WARNING
• Do not use child safety seats or child
booster cushions/backrests in the
front passenger's seat. We also rec-
ommend that occupants under 4 feet
7 inches (140 cm) in height who have
outgrown these devices sit in the rear
seat with the seat belt fastened1.
• Never drive with the airbags deployed.
The fact that they hang out can impair
the steering of your vehicle. Other
safety systems can also be damaged.
• The smoke and dust formed when the
airbags are deployed can cause skin
and eye irritation in the event of pro-
longed exposure.
Should you have questions about any com-
ponent in the SRS system, please contact a
trained and qualified Volvo service technician
or Volvo customer support:
In the USA
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Customer Care Center
1 Volvo Drive
P.O. Box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
1-800-458-1552
www.volvocars.com/us
In Canada
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9
1-800-663-8255
www.volvocars.com/ca
NOTE
• Deployment of front airbags occurs
only one time during an accident. In a
collision where deployment occurs,
the airbags and seat belt pretensioners
activate. Some noise occurs and a
small amount of powder is released.
The release of the powder may appear
as smoke-like matter. This is a normal
characteristic and does not indicate
fire.
• Volvo's front airbags use special sen-
sors that are integrated with the front
seat buckles. The point at which the
airbag deploys is determined by
whether or not the seat belt is being
used, as well as the severity of the col-
lision.
• Collisions can occur where only one of
the airbags deploys. If the impact is
less severe, but severe enough to
present a clear injury risk, the airbags
are triggered at partial capacity. If the
impact is more severe, the airbags are
triggered at full capacity.
1 See also the Occupant Weight Sensor information, (p. 36).
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Airbag decals
Airbag decal on the outside of both sun visors
Passenger's side airbag decal
WARNING
• Children must never be allowed in the
front passenger's seat.
• Occupants in the front passenger's
seat must never sit on the edge of the
seat, sit leaning toward the instrument
panel or otherwise sit out of position.
• The occupant's back must be as
upright as comfort allows and be
against the seat back with the seat
belt properly fastened.
• Feet must be on the floor, e.g., not on
the dash, seat or out of the window.
WARNING
• No objects or accessory equipment,
e.g. dashboard covers, may be placed
on, attached to, or installed near the
air bag hatch (the area above the glove
compartment) or the area affected by
airbag deployment.
• There should be no loose articles,
such as coffee cups on the floor, seat,
or dashboard area.
• Never try to open the airbag cover on
the steering wheel or the passenger's
side dashboard. This should only be
done by a trained and qualified Volvo
service technician.
• Failure to follow these instructions can
result in injury to the vehicle occu-
pants.
Related information
• Occupant Weight Sensor (p. 36)
• Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags
(p. 39)
• Inflatable Curtain (IC) (p. 41)
• Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
(p. 31)
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Occupant Weight Sensor
The Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) is
designed to meet the regulatory requirements
of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
(FMVSS) 208 and is designed to disable (will
not inflate) the passenger's side front airbag
under certain conditions.
2
2
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Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) indicator light
Disabling the passenger's side front
airbag
Volvo recommends that ALL occupants
(adults and children) shorter than 4 feet
7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back seat
of any vehicle with a front passenger side air-
bag (p. 32), and be properly restrained for
their size and weight. For child safety recom-
mendations, see Child safety (p. 46).
The OWS works with sensors that are part of
the front passenger's seat and seat
belt (p. 28). The sensors are designed to
detect the presence of a properly seated
occupant and determine if the passenger's
side front airbag should be enabled (may
inflate) or disabled (will not inflate).
The OWS will disable (will not inflate) the pas-
senger's side front airbag when:
• the front passenger's seat is unoccupied,
or has small/medium objects in the front
seat,
• the system determines that an infant is
present in a rear-facing infant seat that is
installed according to the manufacturer's
instructions,
• the system determines that a small child
is present in a forward-facing child
restraint that is installed according to the
manufacturer's instructions,
• the system determines that a small child
is present in a booster seat,
• a front passenger takes his/her weight off
of the seat for a period of time,
• a child or a small person occupies the
front passenger's seat.
The OWS uses a PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
indicator lamp which will illuminate and stay
on to remind you that the passenger's side
front airbag is disabled. The PASSENGER
AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is located in the
overhead console, near the base of the rear-
view mirror.
NOTE
When the ignition is switched on, the OWS
indicator light will go on for up to 10 sec-
onds while the system performs a self-
diagnostic test.
However, if a fault is detected in the system:
• The OWS indicator light will stay on
• The SRS warning light (p. 31) will come
on and stay on
• The message Pass. Airbag OFF Service
urgent will be displayed in the informa-
tion display.
WARNING
If a fault in the system is detected and
indicated as described, be aware that the
passenger's side front airbag will not
deploy in the event of a collision. In this
case, the SRS system and Occupant
Weight Sensor should be inspected by a
trained and qualified Volvo service techni-
cian as soon as possible.
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WARNING
• Never try to open, remove, or repair
any components in the OWS system.
This could result in system malfunc-
tion. Maintenance or repairs should
only be carried out by an a trained and
qualified Volvo service technician.
• The front passenger's seat should not
be modified in any way. This could
reduce pressure on the seat cushion,
which might interfere with the OWS
system's function.
Passeng-
er's seat
occu-
pancy sta-
tus
OWS
indicator
light sta-
tus
Passeng-
er's side
front air-
bag status
Seat unoc-
cupied
OWS indi-
cator light
lights up.
Passenger's
side front air-
bag disabled
Seat occu-
pied by low
weight
occupant/
objectA
OWS indi-
cator light
lights up
Passenger's
side front air-
bag disabled
Seat occu-
pied by
heavy occu-
pant/object
OWS indi-
cator light
is not lit
Passenger's
side front air-
bag enabled
A Volvo recommends that children always be properly
restrained in appropriate child restraints in the rear seats.
Do not assume that the passenger's side front airbag is
disabled unless the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp is lit. Make sure the child restraint is properly instal-
led. If there is any doubt as to the status of the passeng-
er's side front airbag, move the child restraint to the rear
seat.
The OWS is designed to enable (may inflate)
the passenger's side front airbag in the event
of a collision anytime the system senses that
a person of adult size is sitting properly in the
front passenger's seat. The PASSENGER
AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp will be off and
remain off.
If a person of adult size is sitting in the front
passenger's seat, but the PASSENGER AIR-
BAG OFF indicator lamp is on, it is possible
that the person isn't sitting properly in the
seat. If this happens:
• Turn the vehicle off and ask the person to
place the seatback in an upright position.
• Have the person sit upright in the seat,
centered on the seat cushion, with the
person's legs comfortably extended.
• Restart the vehicle and have the person
remain in this position for about two
minutes. This will allow the system to
detect that person and enable the pas-
senger's frontal airbag.
• If the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indica-
tor lamp remains on even after this, the
person should be advised to ride in the
rear seat.
This condition reflects limitations of the OWS
classification capability. It does not indicate
OWS malfunction.
Modifications
If you are considering modifying your vehicle
in any way to accommodate a disability, for
example by altering or adapting the driver's
or front passenger's seat(s) and/or airbag
systems, please contact Volvo at:
In the USA
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Customer Care Center
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1 Volvo Drive
P.O. Box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
1-800-458-1552
In Canada
Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9
1-800-663-8255
WARNING
• No objects that add to the total weight
on the seat should be placed on the
front passenger's seat. If a child is
seated in the front passenger's seat
with any additional weight, this extra
weight could cause the OWS system
to enable the airbag, which might
cause it to deploy in the event of a col-
lision, thereby injuring the child.
• The seat belt should never be wrapped
around an object on the front pas-
senger's seat. This could interfere with
the OWS system's function.
• The front passenger's seat belt should
never be used in a way that exerts
more pressure on the passenger than
normal. This could increase the pres-
sure exerted on the weight sensor by a
child, and could result in the airbag
being enabled, which might cause it to
deploy in the event of a collision,
thereby injuring the child.
WARNING
• Keep the following points in mind with
respect to the OWS system. Failure to
follow these instructions could
adversely affect the system's function
and result in serious injury to the occu-
pant of the front passenger's seat:
• The full weight of the front seat pas-
senger should always be on the seat
cushion. The passenger should never
lift him/herself off the seat cushion
using the armrest in the door or the
center console, by pressing the feet on
the floor, by sitting on the edge of the
seat cushion, or by pressing against
the backrest in a way that reduces
pressure on the seat cushion. This
could cause OWS to disable the front,
passenger's side airbag.
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WARNING
• Do not place any type of object on the
front passenger's seat in such a way
that jamming, pressing, or squeezing
occurs between the object and the
front seat, other than as a direct result
of the correct use of the Automatic
Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking
Retractor (ALR/ELR) seat belt (Child
restraints (p. 47)).
• No objects should be placed under the
front passenger's seat. This could
interfere with the OWS system's func-
tion.
Related information
• Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
(p. 31)
Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags
As an enhancement to the structural side
impact protection built into your vehicle, it is
also equipped with Side Impact Protection
System (SIPS) airbags.
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Location of the side impact (SIPS) airbags (front
seats only)
The SIPS airbag system is designed to help
increase occupant protection in the event of
certain side impact collisions. The SIPS air-
bags are designed to deploy only during cer-
tain side-impact collisions, depending on the
crash severity, angle, speed and point of
impact.
Driver's side SIPS airbag
Passenger's side SIPS airbag
NOTE
SIPS airbag deployment (one airbag)
occurs only on the side of the vehicle
affected by the impact. The airbags are not
designed to deploy in all side impact situa-
tions.
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Components in the SIPS airbag system
This SIPS airbag system consists of a gas
generator, the side airbag modules built into
the outboard sides of both front seat back-
rests, and electronic sensors/wiring.
WARNING
• The SIPS airbag system is a supple-
ment to the structural Side Impact
Protection System and the three-point
seat belt system. It is not designed to
deploy during collisions from the front
or rear of the vehicle or in rollover sit-
uations.
• The use of seat covers on the front
seats may impede SIPS airbag deploy-
ment.
• No objects, accessory equipment or
stickers may be placed on, attached to
or installed near the SIPS airbag sys-
tem or in the area affected by SIPS air-
bag deployment.
• Never try to open or repair any compo-
nents of the SIPS airbag system. This
should be done only by a trained and
qualified Volvo service technician.
• In order for the SIPS airbag to provide
its best protection, both front seat
occupants should sit in an upright
position with the seat belt properly fas-
tened.
• Failure to follow these instructions can
result in injury to the occupants of the
vehicle in the event of an accident.
Related information
• Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
(p. 31)
• Front airbags (p. 32)
• Inflatable Curtain (IC) (p. 41)
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Inflatable Curtain (IC)
The inflatable curtain is designed to help pro-
tect the heads of the occupants of the front
seats and the occupant of the outboard rear
seating positions in certain side impact colli-
sions.
This system consists of inflatable curtains
located along the sides of the roof liners,
stretching from the center of both front side
windows to the rear edge of the rear side
door windows.
In certain side impacts, both the Inflatable
Curtain (IC) and the Side Impact Airbag Sys-
tem (p. 39) (SIPS airbag) will deploy. The IC
and the SIPS airbag deploy simultaneously.
NOTE
If the inflatable curtain deploys, it remains
inflated for approximately 3 seconds.
WARNING
• The IC system is a supplement to the
Side Impact Protection System. It is
not designed to deploy during colli-
sions from the rear of the vehicle.
• Never try to open or repair any compo-
nents of the IC system. This should be
done only by a trained and qualified
Volvo service technician.
• Never hang heavy items from the ceil-
ing handles. This could impede
deployment of the Inflatable Curtain.
• The cargo area and rear seat should
not be loaded to a level higher than
2 in. (5 cm) below the upper edge of
the rear side windows. Objects placed
higher than this level could impede the
function of the Inflatable Curtain.
WARNING
In order for the IC to provide its best pro-
tection, both front seat occupants and
both outboard rear seat occupants should
sit in an upright position with the seat belt
properly fastened; adults using the seat
belt and children using the proper child
restraint system. Only adults should sit in
the front seats. Children must never be
allowed in the front passenger seat, Child
safety (p. 46) for guidelines. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in injury
to the vehicle occupants in an accident.
Related information
• Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
(p. 31)
• Front airbags (p. 32)
• Child safety (p. 46)
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Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)
The WHIPS system consists of specially
designed hinges and brackets on the front
seat backrests designed to help absorb some
of the energy generated in a collision from the
rear (when the vehicle is rear-ended).
In the event of a rear-end collision, the hinges
and brackets of the front seat backrests are
designed to change position slightly to allow
the backrest/head restraint to help support
the occupant's head before moving slightly
rearward. This movement helps absorb some
of the forces that could result in whiplash.
WARNING
• The WHIPS system is designed to
supplement the other safety systems
in your vehicle. For this system to
function properly, the three-point seat
belt must be worn. Please be aware
that no system can prevent all possible
injuries that may occur in an accident.
• The WHIPS system is designed to
function in certain collisions from the
rear, depending on the crash severity,
angle and speed.
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WARNING
• Occupants in the front seats must
never sit out of position. The occu-
pant's back must be as upright as
comfort allows and be against the seat
back with the seat belt properly fas-
tened.
• If your vehicle has been involved in a
rear-end collision, the front seat back-
rests must be inspected by a trained
and qualified Volvo service technician,
even if the seats appear to be undam-
aged. Certain components in the
WHIPS system may need to be
replaced.
• Do not attempt to service any compo-
nent in the WHIPS system yourself.
WARNING
• Boxes, suitcases, etc. wedged behind
the front seats could impede the func-
tion of the WHIPS system.
• If the rear seat backrests are folded
down, cargo must be secured to pre-
vent it from sliding forward against the
front seat backrests in the event of a
collision from the rear. This could
interfere with the action of the WHIPS
system.
WARNING
Any contact between the front seat back-
rests and the folded rear seat or a rear-
facing child seat could impede the function
of the WHIPS system. If the rear seat is
folded down, the occupied front seats
must be adjusted forward so that they do
not touch the folded rear seat.
Related information
• Seat belts – general (p. 28)
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Rollover Protection System (ROPS)
Volvo's Roll-Over Protection System (ROPS)
utilizes the Roll Stability Control (RSC) func-
tion and has been designed to help minimize
the risk of a rollover in emergency maneuvers
or if a skid should occur.
RSC uses a gyroscopic sensor that registers
the amount of change in the lateral angle at
which the vehicle is leaning. Using this infor-
mation, RSC calculates the likelihood of a
rollover. If there is an imminent risk of a roll-
over, the stability system is activated, power
to the engine is cut and the brakes are
applied to one or more of the wheels until the
vehicle regains stability.
WARNING
The vehicle’s stability systems, including
ROPS and RSC, do not replace the
driver’s responsibility for operating the
vehicle in a safe manner. Speed and driv-
ing style should always be adapted to the
current road, traffic and weather condi-
tions. Posted speed limits should always
be respected.
Crash mode – general information
After a collision, the functionality of some of
the vehicle's systems may be reduced as a
safety precaution.
Warning symbol: analog instrument panel
Warning symbol: digital instrument panel*
If the vehicle has been involved in a collision,
the text Safety mode See manual may
appear in the information display.
NOTE
This text can only be shown if the display
is undamaged and the vehicle's electrical
system is intact.
Crash mode is a feature that is triggered if
one or more of the safety systems (e.g.
front (p. 32) or side airbags (p. 39), an inflat-
able curtain (p. 41), or one or more of the seat
belt pretensioners) has deployed. The colli-
sion may have damaged an important func-
tion in the vehicle, such as the fuel lines, sen-
sors for one of the safety systems, the brake
system, etc.
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WARNING
• Never attempt to repair the vehicle
yourself or to reset the electrical sys-
tem after the vehicle has displayed
Safety mode See manual. This could
result in injury or improper system
function.
• Restoring the vehicle to normal operat-
ing status should only be done by a
trained and qualified Volvo service
technician.
• After Safety mode See manual has
been displayed, if you detect the odor
of fuel vapor, or see any signs of fuel
leakage, do not attempt to start the
vehicle. Leave the vehicle immediately.
Related information
• Crash mode – starting the vehicle
(p. 45)
• Crash mode – moving the vehicle
(p. 45)
Crash mode – starting the vehicle
If Crash mode has been set Crash
mode (p. 44)) and damage to the vehicle is
minor and there is no fuel leakage, you may
attempt to start the engine.
To do so:
1. Remove the remote key from the ignition
slot and open the driver's door. If a mes-
sage is displayed that the ignition is on,
press the start button.
2. Close the driver's door and reinsert the
remote key in the ignition slot.
3. Try to start the vehicle.
WARNING
If the message Safety mode See manual
is still displayed, the vehicle should not be
driven and must be towed. Concealed
faults may make the vehicle difficult to
control.
Related information
• Crash mode – general information (p. 44)
• Crash mode – moving the vehicle
(p. 45)
Crash mode – moving the vehicle
If the message Normal mode appears after
an attempt has been made to start the engine,
Starting the vehicle after a crash (p. 45), the
vehicle may be moved carefully from its pres-
ent position, if for example, it is blocking traf-
fic. It should, however, not be moved farther
than is absolutely necessary.
WARNING
Even if the vehicle appears to be drivable
after Crash mode has been set, it should
not be driven or towed (pulled by another
vehicle). There may be concealed damage
that could make it difficult or impossible to
control. The vehicle should be transported
on a flatbed tow truck to a trained and
qualified Volvo service technician for
inspection/repairs.
Related information
• Crash mode – general information (p. 44)
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Child safety
Children should always be seated safely when
traveling in the vehicle.
General information
Volvo recommends the proper use of restraint
systems (p. 47) for all occupants including
children. Remember that, regardless of age
and size, a child should always be properly
restrained in a vehicle.
Your vehicle is also equipped with ISOFIX/
LATCH attachments (p. 55), which make it
more convenient to install child seats.
Some restraint systems for children are
designed to be secured in the vehicle by lap
belts or the lap portion of a lap-shoulder belt.
Such child restraint systems can help protect
children in vehicles in the event of an acci-
dent only if they are used properly. However,
children could be endangered in a crash if the
child restraints are not properly secured in the
vehicle. Failure to follow the installation
instructions for your child restraint can result
in your child striking the vehicle's interior in a
sudden stop.
Holding a child in your arms is NOT a suitable
substitute for a child restraint system. In an
accident, a child held in a person's arms can
be crushed between the vehicle's interior and
an unrestrained person. The child could also
be injured by striking the interior, or by being
ejected from the vehicle during a sudden
maneuver or impact. The same can also hap-
pen if the infant or child rides unrestrained on
the seat. Other occupants should also be
properly restrained to help reduce the chance
of injuring or increasing the injury of a child.
All states and provinces have legislation gov-
erning how and where children should be car-
ried in a vehicle. Find out the regulations
existing in your state or province. Recent
accident statistics have shown that children
are safer in rear seating positions than front
seating positions when properly restrained. A
child restraint system can help protect a child
in a vehicle. Here's what to look for when
selecting a child restraint system:
It should have a label certifying that it meets
applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards (FMVSS 213) – or in Canada,
CMVSS 213.
Make sure the child restraint system is
approved for the child's height, weight and
development – the label required by the
standard or regulation, or instructions for
infant restraints, typically provide this infor-
mation.
In using any child restraint system, we urge
you to carefully look over the instructions that
are provided with the restraint. Be sure you
understand them and can use the device
properly and safely in this vehicle. A misused
child restraint system can result in increased
injuries for both the infant or child and other
occupants in the vehicle.
When a child has outgrown the child safety
seat, you should use the rear seat with the
standard seat belt fastened. The best way to
help protect the child here is to place the
child on a cushion so that the seat belt is
properly located on the hips (see Booster
cushions (p. 54) for illustration). Legislation
in your state or province may mandate the
use of a child seat or cushion in combination
with the seat belt, depending on the child's
age and/or size. Please check local regula-
tions.
A specially designed and tested booster
cushion and backrest can be obtained from
your Volvo retailer.
USA: for children weighing 33 – 80 lbs. (15 –
36 kg) and 38 – 54 inches (97 – 137 cm) in
height
Canada: for children weighing 40 – 80 lbs.
(18 – 36 kg) and 40 – 54 inches (102 –
137 cm) in height
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WARNING
• Do not use child safety seats or child
booster cushions/backrests in the
front passenger's seat. We also rec-
ommend that children under 4 feet
7 inches (140 cm) in height who have
outgrown these devices sit in the rear
seat with the seat belt fastened.
• On hot days, the temperature in the
vehicle interior can rise very quickly.
Exposure to these high temperatures
for even a short period of time can
cause heat-related injury or death.
Small children are particularly at risk.
Child seat should always be registered. See
Child restraints (p. 47) for more information.
Volvo's recommendations
Why does Volvo believe that no child should
sit in the front seat of a car? It's quite simple
really. A front airbag (p. 32) is a very powerful
device designed, by law, to help protect an
adult.
Because of the size of the airbag and its
speed of inflation, a child should never be
placed in the front seat, even if he or she is
properly belted or strapped into a child safety
seat. Volvo has been an innovator in safety
for over seventy-five years, and we'll continue
to do our part. But we need your help. Please
remember to put your children in the back
seat, and buckle them up.
Volvo has some very specific
recommendations:
• Always wear your seat belt (p. 28).
• Airbags are a SUPPLEMENTAL safety
device which, when used with a three-
point seat belt can help reduce serious
injuries during certain types of accidents.
Volvo recommends that you do not dis-
connect the airbag system in your vehi-
cle.
• Volvo strongly recommends that every-
one in the vehicle be properly restrained.
• Volvo recommends that ALL occupants
(adults and children) shorter than 4 feet
7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back
seat of any vehicle with a front passenger
side airbag.
• Drive safely!
Related information
• Infant seats (p. 49)
• Convertible seats (p. 51)
• Booster cushions (p. 54)
• Integrated booster cushion – general
information (p. 57)
• Child safety locks (p. 61)
• Top tether anchors (p. 56)
Child restraints
Suitable child restraints should always be
used when children travel in the vehicle.
Child restraint systems
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Infant seat
There are three main types of child restraint
systems: infant seats (p. 49), convertible
seats (p. 51), and booster cush-
ions (p. 54). They are classified according to
the child's age and size.
The following section provides general infor-
mation on securing a child restraint using a
three-point seat belt (p. 28). Refer to ISOFIX/
LATCH lower anchors (p. 55) and Top tether
anchors (p. 56) for information on securing
a child restraint using ISOFIX/LATCH lower
anchors and/or top tether anchorages.
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Convertible seat
WARNING
A child seat should never be used in the
front passenger seat of any vehicle with a
front passenger airbag – not even if the
"Passenger airbag off" symbol near the
rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles
equipped with Occupant Weight Sensor). If
the severity of an accident were to cause
the airbag to inflate, this could lead to seri-
ous injury or death to a child seated in this
position.
G023269
Booster cushion
WARNING
Always refer to the child restraint manufac-
turer's instructions for detailed information
on securing the restraint.
WARNING
• When not in use, keep the child
restraint system secured or remove it
from the passenger compartment to
help prevent it from injuring passen-
gers in the event of a sudden stop or
collision.
• A small child's head represents a con-
siderable part of its total weight and its
neck is still very weak. Volvo recom-
mends that children up to age 4 travel,
properly restrained, facing rearward. In
addition, Volvo recommends that chil-
dren should ride rearward facing,
properly restrained, as long as possi-
ble.
Automatic Locking Retractor/
Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/
ELR)
To make child seat installation easier, each
seat belt (except for the driver's belt) is equip-
ped with a locking mechanism to help keep
the seat belt taut.
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When attaching the seat belt to a child
seat:
1. Attach the seat belt to the child seat
according to the child seat manufactur-
er's instructions.
2. Pull the seat belt out as far as possible.
3. Insert the seat belt latch plate into the
buckle (lock) in the usual way.
4. Release the seat belt and pull it taut
around the child seat.
A sound from the seat belt retractor will be
audible at this time and is normal. The belt
will now be locked in place. This function is
automatically disabled when the seat belt is
unlocked and the belt is fully retracted.
WARNING
Do not use child safety seats or child
booster cushions/backrests in the front
passenger's seat. We also recommend
that children who have outgrown these
devices sit in the rear seat with the seat
belt properly fastened.
Child restraint registration and recalls
Child restraints could be recalled for safety
reasons. You must register your child
restraint to be reached in a recall. To stay
informed about child safety seat recalls, be
sure to fill out and return the registration card
that comes with new child restraints.
Child restraint recall information is readily
available in both the U.S. and Canada. For
recall information in the U.S., call the U.S.
Government's Auto Safety Hotline at
1-800-424-9393 or go to http://www-
odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/
register/childseat/index.cfm. In Canada, visit
Transport Canada's Child Safety website at
http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/childsafety/
menu.htm.
Related information
• Child safety locks (p. 61)
• Integrated booster cushion – general
information (p. 57)
Infant seats
Suitable child restraints should always be
used when children (depending on their age/
size) are seated in the vehicle.
Securing an infant seat with a seat belt
G022844
Do not place the infant seat in the front passeng-
er's seat
NOTE
Refer to (p. 55) and (p. 56) for infor-
mation on securing a child restraint using
ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top
tether anchorages.
1. Place the infant seat in the rear seat of
the vehicle.
2. Attach the seat belt to the infant seat
according to the manufacturer's instruc-
tions.
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Positioning the seat belt through the infant seat
WARNING
• An infant seat must be in the rear-facing
position only.
• The infant seat should not be positioned
behind the driver's seat unless there is
adequate space for safe installation.
WARNING
A child seat should never be used in the
front passenger seat of any vehicle with a
front passenger airbag – not even if the
"Passenger airbag off" symbol near the
rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles
equipped with Occupant Weight Sensor). If
the severity of an accident were to cause
the airbag to inflate, this could lead to seri-
ous injury or death to a child seated in this
position.
3. Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch
plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct
click is audible.
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Fasten the seat belt
G022846
Pull out the shoulder section of the seat belt
4. Pull the shoulder section of the seat belt
out as far as possible to activate the
belt's automatic locking function.
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NOTE
The locking retractor will automatically
release when the seat belt is unbuckled
and allowed to retract fully.
5. Press the infant seat firmly in place, let
the seat belt retract and pull it taut. A
sound from the seat belt retractor's auto-
matic locking function will be audible at
this time and is normal. The seat belt
should now be locked in place.
G022850
Ensure that the seat is securely in place
6. Push and pull the infant seat along the
seat belt path to ensure that it is held
securely in place by the seat belt.
WARNING
It should not be possible to move the child
restraint (child seat) more than 1 in.
(2.5 cm) in any direction along the seat belt
path.
The infant seat can be removed by unbuck-
ling the seat belt and letting it retract com-
pletely.
Related information
• Child safety (p. 46)
• Child restraints (p. 47)
• Convertible seats (p. 51)
• Integrated booster cushion – general
information (p. 57)
• ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors (p. 55)
• Top tether anchors (p. 56)
Convertible seats
Suitable child restraints should always be
used when children (depending on their age/
size) are seated in the vehicle.
Securing a convertible seat with a seat
belt
G018630
Do not place the convertible seat in the front
passenger's seat
NOTE
Refer to (p. 55) and (p. 56) for informa-
tion on securing a child restraint using
ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top
tether anchorages.
Convertible seats can be used in either a for-
ward or rearward-facing position, depending
on the age and size of the child.
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Route the seat belt through the convertible seat
WARNING
Always use a convertible seat that is suita-
ble for the child's age and size. See the
convertible seat manufacturer's recom-
mendations.
1. Place the convertible seat in the rear seat
of the vehicle.
WARNING
• A small child's head represents a con-
siderable part of its total weight and its
neck is still very weak. Volvo recom-
mends that children up to age 4 travel,
properly restrained, facing rearward. In
addition, Volvo recommends that chil-
dren should ride rearward facing, prop-
erly restrained, as long as possible.
• Convertible child seats should be instal-
led in the rear seat only.
• A rear-facing convertible seat should
not be positioned behind the driver's
seat unless there is adequate space for
safe installation.
2. Attach the seat belt to the convertible
seat according to the manufacturer's
instructions.
G022848
Fasten the seat belt
3. Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch
plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct
click is audible.
4. Pull the shoulder section of the seat belt
out as far as possible to activate the
belt's automatic locking function.

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