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2006 Volvo V50

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Introduction

Welcome to the worldwide family of Volvo owners. We hope that you will enjoy many years of safe driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed with your safety and comfort in mind. To help ensure your satisfaction with this vehicle, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the equipment descriptions, operating instructions and maintenance requirements/recommendations in this manual. We also urge you and your passengers to wear seat belts at all times in this (or any other) automobile. 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 safety and emission standards, as indicated by the certification labels attached to the driver's door opening, and on the underside of the hood.

For further information please contact your retailer, or: In the USA: Volvo Cars of North America

Customer Care Center

P.O. Box 914 Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 1-800-458-1552

http://www.volvocars.us

In Canada:Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd.

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Customer Care Center 175 Gordon Baker Road

North York, Ontario M2H 2N7 1-800-663-8255 http://www.volvocanada.com

2006 © Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

Introduction

General information

Shiftlock

When your car is parked, the gear selector is locked in the (P)ark position. To release the selector from this position, turn the ignition key to position II (or start the engine), depress the brake pedal, press the button on the front side of the gear selector and move the selector from (P)ark.

Keylock

When the ignition is switched off, the gear selector must be in the (P)ark position before the key can be removed from the ignition switch.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

The ABS system in your car performs a self-diagnostic test when the vehicle first reaches the speed of approximately 12 mph (20 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 when the car is at a standstill to open the fuel filler door.

Fuel filler cap

After refueling, close the fuel filler cap by turning it clockwise until it clicks into place. If this cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp ("Check Engine" light) may indicate a fault.

Points to keep in mind

Before you operate your vehicle for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the new-engine oil consumption information on page 187. You should also be familiar with the information found in the chapters "Instruments and controls", and "Starting and driving".

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.

Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and emission control 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 operation in the U.S., Canada and other countries.

All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Please note that some vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements. Optional equipment described in this manual may not be available in all markets.

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 driveability and safety.

Introduction

WARNING!

CALIFORNIA proposition 65

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Volvo and the environment

Volvo is committed to the well being of its customers. As a natural part of this commitment, we care about the environment in which we all live. Caring 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 context, design, production, product use, and recycling are all important considerations. In production, Volvo has partly or completely phased out several chemicals including freons, lead chromates, naphtanates, asbestos, mercury and cadmium; and reduced the amount of chemicals used in our plants 50% since 1991.

Volvo was the first in the world to introduce into production a three-way catalytic converter 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% 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 controls, refined purification systems and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer to our goal. After Volvo cars and parts have fulfilled their use, recycling is the next critical step in completing the life cycle. The metal content is about 75% of the total weight of a car, which makes the car among the most recycled industrial products. In order to have efficient and well controlled recycling, many Volvo variants have printed dismantling manuals, indicating the weight and material of individual components. For Volvo, all homogeneous plastic parts weighing more than 1.7 oz. (50 grams) are marked with international symbols that indicate how the component is to be sorted for recycling. In addition to continuous environmental 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 economy with improperly inflated tires.

Follow the recommended maintenance schedule in your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet.

Drive at a constant speed whenever possible.

See an authorized Volvo retailer as soon as possible for inspection if the check engine (malfunction indicator) lamp illuminates, or stays on after the vehicle has started.

Properly dispose of any vehicle-related waste such as used motor oil, used batteries, brake pads, etc.

Introduction

When cleaning your car, use Volvo's own car care products, all of which have systematically been adapted to the environment.

PremAir®

The surface of the radiator in the engine compartment is treated with a special coating called Premair1*. This coating works as a

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catalytic converter, converting most of the ground level ozone passing through the radiator into oxygen, thereby reducing harmful ground-level ozone.

1 PremAir is a registered trademark of Engelhard Corporation.

Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 - Instrument overview

Chapter 2 - Safety

Chapter 3 - Instruments and controls

Chapter 4 - Climate

Chapter 5 - Interior

Chapter 6 - Locks and alarm

Chapter 7 - Starting and driving

Chapter 8 - Wheels and tires

Chapter 9 - Vehicle care

Chapter 10 - Maintenance and servicing

Chapter 11 - Audio

Chapter 12 - Specifications

Index

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Chapter 1 - Instrument overview

pg. 8 Instrument overview

pg. 9 Instrument overview

1.Steering wheel adjustment

2.Hood opener

3.Controls in driver's door

4.Turn signals, high beams, trip computer

5.Lighting panel, fuel filler door opener

6.Central locking button, door open handle

7.Climate system air vents

8.Side window air vent

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9.Cruise control

10.Horn, airbag

11.Main instrument panel

12.Audio controls (option)

13.Windshield wipers and washers, headlight washers (certain models)

14.Ignition key/start control

15.Rear-view mirror and optional compass

16.Seat belt reminder

17.Driver's side reading light

18.Movement detector (option), alarm

19.Courtesy lighting switch

20.Position for accessory switch

21.Passenger's side reading light

22.Moonroof control (option)

23.Display for climate control and audio systems

24.Audio system

25.Controls for audio system/personal settings

26.Climate control system

27.Gear selector

28.Side window air vent

29.Central locking button, door open handle

30.Glove compartment

31.Controls in passenger's door

32.Parking brake

33.12-volt socket

34.Stability system STC/DSTC switch

35.Switch for optional equipment

1.Power window lockout button

2.Power windows

3.Door mirror button, driver's side

4.Door mirror adjustment control

5.Door mirror button, passenger's side

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Contents | Top of Page

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Chapter 2 - Safety

 

 

 

Occupant safety

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Seat belts

13

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

16

Front airbags

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Occupant Weight Sensor - disabling the passenger's side front

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airbag

 

Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags

23

Volvo Inflatable Curtain (VIC)

24

Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS)

25

Collision status

27

Inspecting safety system components

28

Child safety

29

pg. 12 Safety

Occupant safety

Volvo's concern for safety

Safety is Volvo's cornerstone. Our concern dates back to 1927 when the first Volvo rolled off the production line. Three-point seat belts (a Volvo invention), safety cages, and energy-absorbing impact zones were designed into Volvo cars 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

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refine those already in our cars. 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 car. 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.

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. 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 individual problems between you, your retailer, or Volvo Cars of North America. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1- 800-424-9393 (or 202-366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or write to: NHTSA, U. S. Department of Transportation, Washington D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.

Volvo strongly recommends that if your vehicle is covered under a service campaign, safety or emission 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:

http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

or by phone at:

1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327- 4236) (toll free)

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1-800-424-9393 (toll free)

1-202-366-0123 (in the Washington DC area)

pg. 13 Seat belts

Adjusting the seat belt

Seat belts

Using seat belts

Volvo, the inventor of the three-point seat belt, urges you and all occupants of your vehicle to wear seat belts and ensure that children are 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.

Most states and provinces make it mandatory for occupants of a vehicle to use seat belts.

Seat belt tensioners

The front and rear outboard seat belts are equipped with tensioners that reduce slack in the belts. These tensioners are triggered in situations where the airbags deploy. 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.

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, provided that the shoulder belt is not pulled out too far. The retractor will lock up as follows:

if the belt is pulled out rapidly

during braking and acceleration

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if the vehicle is leaning excessively

when driving in turns

When wearing the seat belt remember:

The belt should not be twisted or turned.

The lap section of the belt must be positioned 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.

Sample label on all seat belts with tensioners

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 accident. As seat belts lose much of their strength when exposed to violent stretching, they should be replaced after any collision, even if they appear to be undamaged.

pg. 14 Seat belts

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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 detrimental effect on the amount of protection available to you in the event of a collision.

-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 recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

Seat belt use during pregnancy

The seat belt should always be worn during pregnancy. But it is crucial that it be worn in the correct way. 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 insure 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 a distance as possible between their belly and the steering wheel.

Seat belt use during pregnancy

Child seats

Please refer to page 33 for information on securing child seats with the seat belts.

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pg. 15 Seat belts

Seat belt reminder light in ceiling console

Seat belt reminder

The seat belt reminder consists of an audible signal, an indicator light above the rearview mirror, and a symbol in the instrument panel (see page 39) that alert the driver and front seat passenger if their seat belts are not fastened.

NOTE: The function is active for a total of 6 minutes from the time the ignition is switched on.

During the first minute:

The seat belt reminder function only reacts if the driver has not fastened his/her seat belt.

The indicator light above the mirror and the symbol in the instrument panel will light up and stay lit until the seat belt has been fastened.

A chime will sound for 6 seconds. The frequency of the chiming increases with the speed of the car.

After one minute has elapsed:

The seat belt reminder reacts if the driver and/or the front seat passenger have not fastened their seat belts.

The indicator light above the mirror and the symbol in the instrument panel will light up and stay lit until the seat belt(s) have been fastened, or until the remaining 5 minutes of the 6-minute cycle have elapsed.

The chime will sound for 6 seconds, at 30-second intervals. The frequency of the chiming increases with the speed of the car.

After 6 minutes, the chime will no longer sound and the indicator lights will go out.

Seat belt maintenance

Check periodically that the seat belts are in good condition. Use water and a mild detergent for cleaning.

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Check seat belt mechanism function as follows: attach the seat belt and pull rapidly on the strap.

pg. 16 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

SRS warning light

Supplemental Restraint System

As an enhancement to the three-point seat belts, your Volvo is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). Volvo's SRS consists of seat belt tensioners, front airbags, side impact airbags, the occupant weight sensor, and inflatable curtains. All of these systems are monitored by the SRS control module. An SRS warning light in the instrument panel (see the illustration above) illuminates when the ignition key is turned to position I, II, or III, and will normally go out after approximately 7 seconds if no faults are detected in the system.

Where applicable, a text message will also be displayed when the SRS warning light illuminates. If this warning symbol is not functioning properly, the general warning symbol illuminates and a text message will be displayed.

WARNING!

-If the SRS warning light stays on after the engine has started or if it illuminates 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 interference in the system could cause malfunction and serious injury. All work on these systems should be performed by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

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WARNING!

If your vehicle has been subjected to flood conditions (e.g. soaked carpeting/ standing water on the floor of the vehicle) or if your vehicle has become flood-damaged in any way, do not attempt to start the vehicle or put the key in the ignition before disconnecting the battery (see below). This may cause airbag deployment which could result in personal injury. Have the vehicle towed to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for repairs.

Automatic transmission:

Before attempting to tow the vehicle, use the following procedure to override the shiftlock system to move the gear selector to the neutral position:

-Switch off the ignition for at least 10 minutes and disconnect the battery

-Wait at least one minute.

-Insert the key in the ignition and turn it to position II.

-Press firmly on the brake pedal.

-Move the gear selector from (P)ark to the (N)eutral position. See page 113 for information on

manually overriding the shiftlock system.

pg. 17 Front airbags

Components in the SRS system

The front airbag system

The front airbags supplement the three-point seat belts. For these airbags to provide the protection intended, seat belts must be worn at all times.

The front airbag system includes gas generators (1) surrounded by the airbags (2) and a deceleration sensor (3) that activates the gas generators, causing the airbags to be inflated with nitrogen 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 tensioners 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 compartment.

WARNING!

-The airbags in the vehicle are designed to be a SUPPLEMENT to-not a replacement for-the threepoint 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 a vehicle with a steering wheel-mounted airbag 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 considerable 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 equipment, make sure that the front airbag system is not damaged. Any interference in the system could cause malfunction.

pg. 18 Front airbags

Front airbag deployment

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The front airbags are designed to deploy during certain frontal or front-angular collisions, 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 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 tensioners 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 airbags 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.

NOTE:

Deployment of front airbags occurs only one time during an accident. In a collision Front airbags where deployment occurs, the airbags and seat belt tensioners 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 dual-threshold, dual-stage front airbags use special sensors 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 collision.

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 dual-stage airbags are triggered at 70% of their total capacity. If the impact is more severe, the dual-stage airbags are triggered at full capacity.

Should you have questions about any component 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 Customer Care Center

P.O. Box 914 Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 1-800-458-1552

http://www.volvocars.us

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. Customer Care Center 175 Gordon Baker Road

North York, Ontario M2H 2N7 1-800-663-8255

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WARNING!

- Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend 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 fasteneda.

-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 prolonged exposure.

a.See also the Occupant Weight Sensor information on page 20.

pg. 19 Front airbags

Airbag decal on the far right end of the passenger's dashboard

Airbag decal on the outside of both sun visors

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WARNING!

Children must never be allowed in the front passenger's seat. 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 passenger-side front airbag. See page 33 for guidelines.

-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.

Airbag decal on passenger's side dashboard

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 (see the illustration on page 16).

-There should be no loose articles, e.g. 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 occupants.

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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 airbag, and be properly restrained for their size and weight. See also the child safety recommendations on page 33.

The passenger's side front airbag is automatically enabled/disabled by the Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS), a system that monitors the weight of the person or object in the front passenger's seat. The system consists of a silicon-filled bag located under the padding in the front passenger's seat Occupant Weight Sensor - disabling the passenger's side front airbag cushion, a control module located under this seat, and a seat belt tension sensor, located on the outboard side of the seat.

The OWS system continuously monitors the pressure on the front passenger's seat cushion and the tension applied to the seat belt. Based on this data, OWS assesses the weight of the occupant or object in the front passenger's seat. This information is transmitted to the airbag system control module, which enables or disables the passenger's side front airbag accordingly, as indicated in the table below.

If the system is functioning normally, the status of the front passenger's side airbag (enabled/disabled) will be shown by the OWS indicator light as explained in the table to the right. The OWS indicator light is separate and in addition to the SRS warning light in the instrument panel.

NOTE: When the ignition is switched on, the OWS indicator light will go on for up to 10 seconds while the system performs a self-diagnostic test and then go out.

However, if a fault is detected in the system:

The OWS indicator light will stay on

The SRS warning light (see page 16) will come on and stay on

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The message PASS. AIRBAG OFF SERVICE URGENT will be displayed in the information display.

pg. 21 Occupant Weight Sensor - disabling the passenger's side front airbag

WARNING!

If a fault in the system is detected and indicated as explained on the preceding page, 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 technician as soon as possible.

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 Customer Care Center

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P.O. Box 914 Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 1-800-458-1552

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. Customer Care Center 175 Gordon Baker Road

North York, Ontario M2H 2N7 1-800-663-8255

WARNING!

-Never try to open, remove, or repair any components in the OWS system. This could result in system malfunction. 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.

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 collision, thereby injuring the child.

-The seat belt should never be wrapped around an object on the front passenger'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 pressure 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.

(contd. on following page)

pg. 22 Occupant Weight Sensor - disabling the passenger's side front airbag

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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 occupant of the front passenger's seat:

-The full weight of the front seat passenger 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.

-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 ALR/ELR seat belt (see page 33).

-No objects should be placed under the front passenger's seat. This could interfere with the OWS system's function.

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pg. 23 Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags

Side impact (SIPS) airbag

Side impact airbags - front seats only

As an enhancement to the structural side impact protection built into your car, the car is also equipped with Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) airbags.

The SIPS airbag system is designed to help increase occupant protection in the event of certain side impact collisions. The SIPS airbags are designed to deploy only during certain side-impact collisions, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and point of impact.

NOTE: SIPS airbag deployment (one airbag) occurs only on the side of the vehicle affected Side impact protection (SIPS) airbags by the impact. The airbags are not designed to deploy in all side impact situations.

Components in the SIPS airbag system

This SIPS airbag system consists of a gas generator (1), the side airbag modules built into the outboard sides of both front seat backrests (2), and electronic sensors/wiring (3).

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Components in the SIPS airbag system

WARNING!

The SIPS airbag system is a supplement 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 car or in rollover situations.

The use of seat covers on the front seats may impede SIPS airbag deployment.

No objects, accessory equipment or stickers may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SIPS airbag system or in the area affected by SIPS airbag deployment.

Never try to open or repair any components 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 fastened.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the occupants of the vehicle in the event of an accident.

pg. 24 Volvo Inflatable Curtain (VIC)

The Volvo Inflatable Curtain system

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. It is designed to help protect the heads of

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the occupants of the front seats and the occupant of the outboard rear seating positions in certain side impact collisions.

In certain side impacts, both the Inflatable Curtain (VIC) and the Side Impact Airbag System (SIPS-bag) will deploy, whereas, in some cases, only the Inflatable Curtain (VIC) will deploy. In cases where both the VIC and the SIPS-bag deploy, this will occur simultaneously.

NOTE: If the inflatable curtain deploys, it remains inflated for approximately 3 seconds.

WARNING!

-The VIC system is a supplement to the Side Impact Protection System. It is not designed to deploy during collisions from the front or rear of the car or in rollover situations.

-Never try to open or repair any components of the VIC system. This should be done only by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

WARNING!

In order for the VIC to provide its best protection, 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. See page 33 for guidelines. Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants in an accident.

pg. 25 WHIPS

Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) - front seats only

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 collision of this type, 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.

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WARNING!

-The WHIPS system is designed to supplement the other safety systems in your car. 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.

WARNING!

- Occupants in the front seats must never 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.

WARNING!

-If your car has been involved in a rear-end collision, the front seat backrests must be inspected by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician, even if the seats appear to be undamaged. Certain components in the WHIPS system may need to be replaced.

-Do not attempt to service any component in the WHIPS system yourself.

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WARNING!

Any contact between the front seat backrests and the folded rear 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.

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WARNING!

-Boxes, suitcases, etc. wedged behind the front seats could impede the function of the WHIPS system.

-If the rear seat backrests are folded down, cargo must be secured to prevent 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.

pg. 27 Collision status

Driving after a collision

If the car has been involved in a collision, the text CRASH STATUS SEE MANUAL may appear in the information display. This indicates that the car's functionality has been reduced.

NOTE: This text can only be shown if the display is undamaged and the car's electrical system is intact.

COLLISION STATUS is a feature that is triggered if one or more of the safety systems (e.g. front or side airbags, an inflatable curtain, or one or more of the seat belt tensioners) has deployed. The collision may have damaged an important function in the car, such as the fuel lines, sensors for one of the safety systems, the brake system, etc.

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WARNING!

-Never attempt to repair the car yourself or to reset the electrical system after the car has displayed CRASH STATUS SEE MANUAL. This could result in injury or improper system function.

-Restoring the car to normal operating status should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

-After CRASH STATUS 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 car. Leave the car immediately.

Attempting to start the car

If damage to the car is minor and there is no fuel leakage, you may attempt to start the car. To do so:

1.Remove the ignition key.

2.Reinsert the key in the ignition switch. The car will then attempt to reset COLLISION STATUS to normal status.

3.Try to start the car.

Moving the car

If the electrical system is able to reset system status to normal (CRASH STATUS SEE MANUAL will no longer be shown in the display) the car may be moved carefully from its present position, if for example, it is blocking traffic. It should, however, not be moved farther than is absolutely necessary.

WARNING!

Even if the car appears to be drivable after COLLISION STATUS 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 car should be transported on a flatbed tow truck to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for inspection/repairs.

pg. 28 Inspecting SRS system components

Inspection date

1.Driver's side airbag

2.Passenger's side airbag

3.Side airbag on the driver's side

4.Side airbag on the passenger's side

5.Driver's side inflatable curtain

6.Passenger's side inflatable curtain

WARNING!

There is no owner maintenance that can be performed on the SRS system. The month and year shown on the decal to the right (located on door pillar) indicate when you should contact your Volvo retailer for specific servicing or replacement of airbag system components. This service must be performed by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

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This is a sample of the decal located in the left rear door opening.

pg. 29 Child safety

Children should be seated safely

Volvo recommends the proper use of restraint systems for all occupants including children. Remember that, regardless of age and size, a child should always be properly restrained in a car.

Your car is also equipped with ISOFIX/ LATCH attachments, 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 lapshoulder belt. Such child restraint systems can help protect children in cars in the event of an accident 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 happen 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.

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All states and provinces have legislation governing how and where children should be carried in a car. 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 information.

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 the illustration on page 30). 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 regulations.

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WARNING!

-Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend 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.

ISOFIX/LATCH anchors

Lower anchors for ISOFIX-equipped child seats are located in the rear, outboard seats, hidden below the backrest

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cushions. Symbols on the seat back upholstery mark the anchor positions as shown. To access the anchors, kneel on the seat cushion and locate the anchors by feel. Always follow your child seat manufacturer's installation instructions, and use both ISOFIX lower anchors and top tethers whenever possible.

Integrated booster cushion

Volvo's optional integrated booster cushions are located in the outboard seating positions. These booster cushions have been specially designed to help safeguard a child seated in the rear seat. These seats should be stowed (folded down into the seat cushion) before installing accessory child seats. When using an integrated booster cushion, the child must be secured with the vehicle's three-point seat belt.

Use this booster cushion only with children who weigh between 33 and 80 lbs (15 and 36 kg) and whose height is between 38 and 54 in (97 and 137 cm).

pg. 31 Child safety

The child should be properly seated on the booster cushion. The hip section of the three-point seat belt must fit snugly across the child's hips, not across the stomach. The shoulder section of the three-point seat belt should be positioned across the chest and shoulder (see illustration on previous page). The shoulder belt must never be placed behind the child's back or under the arm.

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Folding up an integrated booster cushion

1.Pull the handle at the front of the cushion forward.

2.With both hands push the cushion rearward.

3.Push the cushion until it locks in place.

Folding down an integrated booster cushion

1.Pull the handle at the front of the cushion forward.

2.Push the cushion forward/downward.

WARNING!

The booster cushion should be cleaned while in place in the vehicle if possible. If not, please consult your Volvo retailer.

WARNING!

DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY can occur Follow all instructions on the booster cushion and in the vehicle's owner's manual.

MAKE SURE THE BOOSTER CUSHION IS SECURELY LOCKED BEFORE THE CHILD IS SEATED. Use this booster cushion only with children who weigh between 33 and 80 lbs (15 and 36 kg) and whose height is between 38 and 54 in (97 and 137 cm).

In the event of a collision while the integrated booster cushion was occupied, the entire booster cushion and seat belt must be replaced. The booster cushion should also be replaced if it is badly worn or damaged in any way. This work should be performed by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician only.

Canada only: This cushion may be referred to as a built-in booster cushion.

pg. 32 Child safety

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Child restraint anchorages

Volvo cars are equipped with child restraint top tether anchorages in the rear seat. Refer to the child seat manufacturer's instructions for information on securing the child seat.

NOTE:

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. In Canada, visit Transport Canada's Child Safety website at http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/childsafety/menu.htm.

WARNING!

-Child restraint anchorages are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts or harnesses. The anchorages are not able to withstand excessive forces on them in the event of collision if full harness seat belts or adult seat belts are installed to them. An adult who uses a belt anchored in a child restraint anchorage runs a great risk of suffering severe injuries should a collision occur.

-Do not install rear speakers that require the removal of the top tether anchors or interfere with the proper use of the top tether strap.

-Top tether straps should be routed beneath the head restraints.

pg. 33 Child safety

Automatic Locking Retractor/ Emergency Locking Retractor

To make child seat installation easier, each seat belt (except for the driver's belt) is equipped with a locking mechanism to help keep the seat belt taut.

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When attaching the seat belt to a child seat:

Attach the seat belt to the child seat according to the child seat manufacturer's instructions.

Pull the seat belt out as far as possible.

Insert the seat belt latch plate into the buckle (lock) in the usual way.

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.

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 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 fifty 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.

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 disconnect the airbag system in your vehicle.

Volvo strongly recommends that ALL children sit in the rear seat of any vehicle and that they 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!

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Instrument panel

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Indicator and warning symbols

37

Symbols on the left side of the instrument panel

38

Symbols on the right side of the instrument panel

39

Information display

41

Center console controls

42

Lighting panel

43

Left-side steering wheel lever

44

Trip computer (option)

45

Cruise control (option)

46

Right-side steering wheel lever

48

Steering wheel adjustment, Hazard warning flashers

51

Parking brake, 12 volt socket

52

Power windows

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Mirrors

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Power moonroof (option)

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Personal settings 59

Home Link® Universal Transceiver (option) 61

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1.Speedometer

2.Turn signal, left

3.Warning symbol

See the next page for additional information.

4. Information display

The display presents information and warning messages, the ambient temperature, and the clock, etc. When the ambient temperature is between 23° and 36°F (-5° and +2°C), a snowflake symbol is shown in the display. This symbol serves as a warning for possible slippery road surfaces. Please note that this symbol does not indicate a fault with your car. At low speeds, or when the car is not moving, the temperature readings may be slightly higher than the actual ambient temperature.

5. Information symbol

See the next page for additional information.

6.Turn signal, right

7.Tachometer

The tachometer shows engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm). Do not drive continuously with the needle in the red area of the dial, which indicates maximum allowable engine rpm range. Instead, shift to a higher gear or slow the vehicle down. The engine management system will

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automatically prevent excessively high engines speeds. This will be noticeable as a pronounced unevenness in engine speed.

8.Indicator and warning symbols

9.Fuel gauge

The fuel tank holds approximately 15.9 US gallons (60 liters)1. When a warning light in the gauge comes on, there are approximately 2.1 US gallons (8 liters) of fuel remaining in the tank.

10. Trip odometer reset button

The trip odometers are used to measure short distances. Press the button briefly to switch between the odometer for the car's total mileage and the two trip odometers, T1 and T2. A long press (more than 2 seconds) resets the currently selected trip odometer.

11. Function display

This window displays information on functions such as the odometer, trip odometers, optional rain sensor, and cruise control.

12.High beam indicator

13.Clock setting button

Turn the button to set the time.

14.Temperature gauge

The gauge indicates the temperature of the engine cooling system. If the temperature is abnormally high and the needle enters the red zone, a message is shown in the display. Bear in mind that extra lamps in front of the air intake reduce the cooling capacity at high outside temperatures and high engine loads.

15. Indicator and warning symbols

1. Models with All Wheel Drive have a tank volume of 15 US gallons (57 liters).

Models with engine code 39 have a fuel tank capacity of 14 US gallons (53 liters). This code is the 6th and 7th digits from the left in your vehicle's VIN number. See page 184 for the location of the VIN plate.

pg. 37 Indicator and warning symbols

Function check

The indicator and warning symbols light up when you turn the ignition key to the driving position (position II) before starting. This shows that the symbols are functioning.

When the engine starts, all symbols go out. If the engine is not started within 5 seconds, all of the

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symbols except CHECK ENGINE and will go out. Certain symbols may not have their functions illustrated, depending on the car's equipment.

The PARK BRAKE symbol will not go out until the parking brake has been released.

Symbols in the center of the instrument panel

Warning symbol

The red warning symbol lights up to indicate a fault that could affect the car's driveability. A text explaining the nature of the fault will also be shown in the information display. The symbol and accompanying text will remain on until the fault has been corrected. This symbol may also light up in combination with other indicator or warning symbols.

If the red warning symbol lights up:

1. Stop the car as soon as possible in a suitable location.

2.Read the message in the information display.

3.Follow the instructions provided, or contact an authorized Volvo Retailer or workshop.

Information symbol

The yellow information symbol lights up to alert the driver to a message in the information display.

The text can be erased by pressing the READ button (see page 41), or will disappear automatically after two minutes. When the message "TIME FOR REGULAR SERVICE" is displayed, the text can be erased and the information symbol light can be turned off by pressing the READ button. The text will disappear and the symbol light will go out automatically after two minutes. This symbol may also light up in combination with other indicator or warning symbols.

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NOTE: The car can still be driven after the information symbol has come on. The car can be driven for 1-2 weeks after service-related information has been displayed.

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Symbols - left side of instrument panel

1. Malfunction indicator light

As you drive, a computer called On-Board Diagnostics II (OBDII) monitors your car's engine,

transmission, electrical and emission systems.

The CHECK ENGINE light will light up if the computer senses a condition that potentially may need correcting. When this happens, please have your car checked by a Volvo retailer as soon as possible.

A CHECK ENGINE light may have many causes. Sometimes, you may not notice a change in your car's behavior. Even so, an uncorrected condition could hurt fuel economy, emission controls, and driveability. Extended driving without correcting the cause could even damage other components in your car.

Canadian models are equipped with this symbol .

2. Anti-lock brake system (ABS)

If the warning light comes on, there is a malfunction of the ABS system (the standard braking system will still function). The vehicle should be driven to a Volvo retailer for inspection. See page 115 for additional information. Canadian models are equipped with this symbol .

3. Rear fog light

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This symbol indicates that the rear fog light (located in the driver's side tail light cluster) is on.

4. Stability system STC or DSTC

This indicator symbol flashes when the STC (Stability and Traction control system) or the DSTC

(Dynamic Stability and Traction control system) is actively working to stabilize the car. See page 118 for more detailed information.

5.Not in use

6.Fuel level warning light

When this light comes on, there are approximately 2.1 US gallons (8 liters) of fuel remaining in

the tank.

pg. 39 Symbols on the right side of the instrument panel

Symbols - right side of instrument panel

1. Turn signal indicator for trailer (certain models)

If you are towing a trailer, this light will flash simultaneously with the turn signals on the

trailer. If the light does not flash when signaling, one of the turn signals on the trailer or on the car are not functioning properly.

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2. Parking brake applied

This light is on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake lever is

situated between the front seats.

Canadian models are equipped with this symbol .

3. SRS system warning light

If this light comes on while the car is being driven, or remains on for longer than approximately

10 seconds after the car has been started, the SRS system's diagnostic functions have detected a fault in a seat belt lock or tensioner, a front airbag, side impact airbag, and/or an inflatable curtain. Have the system(s) inspected by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician as soon as possible.

4. Oil pressure warning light

If the light comes on while driving, stop the car, stop the engine immediately, and check the

engine oil level. See if the oil level is normal and the light stays on after restart, have the car towed to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer. After hard driving, the light may come on occasionally when the engine is idling. This is normal, provided it goes off when the engine speed is increased.

5. Seat belt reminder

This symbol (and the seat belt reminder light above the rear view mirror) will light up if either

front seat occupant has not buckled his/her seat belt. If the car is not moving, the symbols will go out after approximately 6 seconds.

6. Generator warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, have the charging system checked by an

authorized Volvo workshop.

7. Brake failure warning light

If this light comes on while driving or braking, stop the car as quickly as possible in a safe place, open the hood, and check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. See page 153 for the location of the reservoir.

Canadian models are equipped with this symbol .

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WARNING!

If the fluid level is below the MIN mark in the reservoir or if a "Brake failure - Service urgent" message is displayed in the information display: DO NOT DRIVE. Have the car towed to an authorized Volvo retailer and have the brake system inspected.

pg. 40 Symbols on the right side of the instrument panel

If the BRAKE and ABS warning lights come on at the same time, this could indicate a fault in the brake system.

In this case:

1.Stop the car in a suitable place and switch off the engine.

2.Restart the engine.

3.If both warning lights go off, no further action is required and the car can be driven.

4.If both lights remain on after the engine has been restarted, switch off the engine again and check the brake fluid level. See page 153 for the location of the reservoir.

Door open warning

The driver will be alerted if one of the doors, the hood, or the tailgate are open or ajar.

At low speeds

If the car is moving at a speed of less than approximately 4 m.p.h. (7 km/h), the Information

symbol in the instrument panel will light up and a message will be shown in the information display indicating which door(s), etc is not completely closed.

At higher speeds

If the car is moving at a speed above approximately 4 m.p.h. (7 km/h), the Warning symbol

in the instrument panel will light up and a message will be shown in the information display indicating which door(s), etc is not completely closed.

Hood and tailgate

If the hood and/or tailgate is not completely closed, the Information symbol in the instrument

panel will light up and a message will be displayed, regardless of the vehicle's speed.

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Messages

When an indicator or warning light in the instrument panel comes on, a message is also shown in the information display. To read a message:

Press the READ button (A).

Pressing READ repeatedly enables you to scroll to any other messages that may be stored.

NOTE: If a message is displayed when e.g. you are using the trip computer, this message must be read before you can access the trip computer.

Message

Meaning

STOP SAFELY

Stop and switch off the engine to help prevent the risk of serious damage.

STOP ENGINE

Stop and switch off the engine to help prevent the risk of serious damage.

SERVICE URGENT

Take your car to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection immediately.

SEE MANUAL

Refer to your owner's manual. For additional information, please contact your Volvo retailer.

Take your car to an authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as SERVICE REQUIRED soon as possible (but preferably before the next scheduled

maintenance service).

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This message is affected by the number of miles/km driven, by the

TIME FOR REGULAR

number of months, or by the number of engine hours since the

SERVICE

service reminder was reset at the most recent regularly scheduled

 

service.

pg. 42 Center console controls

12 volt socket, stability system, auxiliary equipment

12 volt sockets

The 12 volt sockets can be used to plug in certain accessories such as cellular telephones, etc. The key must be in position I (or higher) for the auxiliary socket to function. The auxiliary sockets can also be used for cigarette lighters, which are available at your Volvo retailer.

NOTE: The cover should be kept on when the auxiliary socket is not in use.

Stability system STC or DSTC

The stability system - Stability and Traction Control (STC), or the optional Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) - activate automatically when the car is started. In certain situations, it may be necessary to disable the system's anti-spin function, for example, while driving for a short period with tires of different dimensions.

To disable the anti-spin function:

Press the STC1 or DSTC button for approximately one second. The indicator light in the button will go out, and STC/DSTC SPIN CONTROL OFF will be shown in the information display.

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WARNING!

The car's handling and stability characteristics will be altered with the anti-spin function disabled.

NOTE:The anti-spin function will be automatically reactivated when the engine is started

Auxiliary equipment

The button to the right of the STC/DSTC button can be used for Volvo-installed optional or auxiliary equipment.

1. Models equipped with All Wheel Drive (AWD) have an integrated traction control function, and are not equipped with an STC button. DSTC is optional.

pg. 43 Lighting panel

1.Headlight/parking light switch

2.Instrument panel lighting

3.Front fog lights

4.Fuel filler door unlock button

5.Rear fog light

Parking lights

The front and rear parking lights can be turned on even when the ignition is switched off.

Turn switch 1 to position

.

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The license plate lights also illuminate when the parking lights are switched on.

Headlights

Turn the ignition key to position II. Lighting panel

The low beam headlights (daytime running lights) illuminate automatically, except when the light switch (1) is in position 1.

NOTE: See page 44 for information on switching between high and low beams.

Fog lights

Front fog lights (option)

The front fog lights can be used in combination with either the headlights or the parking lights.

Turn the ignition key to position II.

Press button 3 to turn on the front fog lights.

An indicator light in the button illuminates when the front fog lights are on.

Rear fog light

The single rear fog light is located in the driver's side tail light cluster.

The rear fog light will only function in combination with the high/low beam headlights or the optional front fog lights.

Turn the ignition key to position II.

Press button 5 to turn on the rear fog light.

An indicator light in the button illuminates when the rear fog light is on.

NOTE: The rear fog light is considerably brighter than the normal tail lights and should be used only when conditions such as fog, rain, snow, smoke or dust reduce visibility for other vehicles to less than 500 ft. (150 meters).

Instrument panel lighting

The instrument panel lighting illuminates when the ignition key is in position II and the light switch (1)

is in either position

or

.

Move the thumb wheel (2) up to increase brightness or down to decrease brightness.

Unlocking the fuel filler door

With the ignition switched off, press button 4 to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the car begins to move forward.

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An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door re-locks.

1. On Canadian models, the daytime running lights will remain on with the light switch in this position.

pg. 44 Left-side steering wheel lever

Lever positions

1.Turn signals, lane change position

2.Turn signals, position for normal turns

3.High beam flash

4.Toggle between high and low beams, Home Safe lighting

Turn signals When turning

Move the lever as far up or down as possible (to position 2) to start the turn signals. The turn signals will be cancelled automatically by the movement of the steering wheel, or the lever can be returned to its initial position by hand.

When changing lanes

The driver can flash the turn signals by moving the turn signal lever up or down to position 1 and releasing it. The turn signals will flash three times and the lever will automatically return to its initial position.

NOTE:

If the turn signal indicator flashes faster than normal, check for a burned-out turn signal bulb.

High/low beam headlights

Continuous high beams

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Turn the ignition key to position II.

With the light switch (1) in position , (see page 43) pull the turn signal lever toward the steering

wheel (position 4) to toggle between high and low beams.

High beam flash

Turn the ignition key to position II.

Pull the turn signal lever to position 3. The high beams will remain on until the lever is released.

Home safe lighting When you leave your car at night, you can make use of the home safe lighting function to illuminate the area in front of the car.

Remove the key from the ignition switch.

Pull the direction indicator lever as far as possible towards the steering wheel (to position 4) and release it.

Exit the car and lock the doors. The headlights and parking lights will illuminate and remain on for

301, 60 or 90 seconds. The time interval can be changed according to your preferences by using the Personal Settings function, see page 60 for more information.

1. Factory setting

pg. 45 Trip computer (option)

Trip computer functions

The trip computer stores information gathered from several systems in your car and has four menus (five on Canadian models) that can be shown in the information display.

Driving distance on current fuel reserve

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Average fuel consumption

Current fuel consumption

Average speed

Current speed in m.p.h. (Canadian models only)

NOTE: Warning messages from the car's monitoring systems will override the trip computer function. If a warning message is shown in the information display while you are using the trip computer, you must acknowledge the message by pressing the READ button (A). Press button A again to return to the trip computer function.

Controls

The four trip computer functions (five on Canadian models) can be accessed by twisting INFO (B) one step at a time in either direction. Twisting a fifth time (sixth time on Canadian models) returns you to the original function.

The trip computer can be reset (average fuel consumption and average speed will be erased from system memory) by pressing RESET (C) for at least five seconds.

Driving distance on current fuel reserve

This function shows the approximate distance that can be driven on the fuel remaining in the tank. This calculation is based on average fuel consumption during the last 20 miles (30 km) of driving and the amount of fuel remaining in the tank when the reading was taken. When the driving distance on current fuel reserve is less than 12 miles (20 km), "---" will be displayed in the information display.

Average fuel consumption

This value indicates fuel consumption since the last time the trip computer was reset (by pressing RESET, button C). When the engine is switched off, information on fuel consumption is stored and remains in system memory until the RESET (button C) is pressed again.

Current fuel consumption

This value indicates the current fuel consumption, based on readings taken once per second. When the car is not moving, "---- " will be displayed.

Average speed

This value indicates average speed since the last time the trip computer was reset (by pressing RESET, button C). When the engine is switched off, information on average speed is stored and remains in system memory until the RESET (button C) is pressed again.

Current speed in m.p.h. (Canadian models only)

This function provides the driver with an instantaneous conversion of the car's current speed from km/h to m.p.h.

NOTE: Trip computer readings may vary slightly depending on the circumference of the tires on the car

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or on tire inflation.

pg. 46 Cruise control (option)

Cruise control

The cruise control buttons are located on the left side of the steering wheel hub.

Engaging the cruise control function

1. Press the CRUISE button. CRUISE will appear in the function display in the center of the instrument panel.

NOTE: This does not set the vehicle's speed.

2. Press + or - to set the current speed. CRUISE ON will be displayed.

Setting speed

Press + or - to set the current speed.

CRUISE ON will be displayed.

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Increasing or decreasing speed

Use + or - in the following ways to increase or decrease the vehicle's speed:

Press and hold down + or - until the vehicle reaches the desired speed. This will become the set speed when the button is released.

Press + or - for approximately a half second and release the button to increase or decrease vehicle speed by approximately 1 mph (1.6 km/h).

NOTE:

Cruise control will not function at speeds below 20 m.p.h. (30 km/h).

Momentary acceleration, for less than 1 minute (e.g. when passing another car), does not affect cruise control operation. The car will automatically return to the previously set speed when the accelerator pedal is released.

Temporarily disengaging the cruise control

Press 0 to temporarily disengage cruise control. CRUISE will appear in the function display. The currently set speed is stored in the system's memory.

Cruise control is also automatically disengaged:

If the speed drops below approximately 20 mph (30 km/h) when driving uphill.

When the brake or clutch pedal is depressed.

If the gear selector is moved to position N.

During wheel spin or wheel lock-up.

If the vehicle's speed is increased by using the accelerator pedal for more than 1 minute.

Returning to the set speed

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Press the button to resume the previously set speed.

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Disengaging cruise control

Cruise control can also be disengaged by:

Pressing the CRUISE button (CRUISE ON will no longer be shown in the function display.

Putting the gear selector in (N)eutral.

WARNING!

Cruise control should not be used in heavy traffic or when driving on wet or slippery roads. Cruise control may not maintain set speed on steep downgrades.

pg. 48 Right-side steering wheel lever

Windshield wipers

A.Windshield/headlight washers

B.Rain sensor (option) - on/off

C.Thumb wheel

D.Tailgate wiper/washer

Windshield wipers off

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The windshield wipers are off when the lever is in position 0

Manual wiper function

From position 0, move the lever upward. The windshield wipers will sweep one stroke at a time for as long as the lever is held up.

Intermittent wiper function

With the lever in this position, you can set the wiper interval by moving the thumb wheel (C) upward to increase wiper speed or downward to decrease the speed.

Continuous wiper function

The wipers operate at "normal" speed.

High speed wiper function.

A -Windshield washers

Pull the lever toward the steering wheel and release it. The wipers will make 2-3 sweeps across the windshield after the lever has been released.

CAUTION!

Use ample washer fluid when washing the windshield to avoid scratching the glass.

Headlight washers (certain models)

When the lever has been pulled, high pressure jets mounted in the bumper will spray the headlights.

The following applies to conserve washer fluid (see page 43 for information on the light switch positions):

Low/high beam headlights on

The headlights will be washed the first time the windshield is washed. Thereafter, the headlights will only be washed once for every five times the windshield is washed within a 10-minute period.

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Parking lights on

Optional Bi-Xenon headlights will be washed once for every five times the windshield is washed.

Normal halogen headlights will not be washed.

Headlights off

Optional Bi-Xenon headlights will be washed once for every five times the windshield is washed.

Normal halogen headlights will not be washed.

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B - Rain sensor (option)

The rain sensor regulates windshield wiper speed according to the amount of water on the windshield. The sensitivity of the rain sensor is adjusted by moving the thumb wheel (C in the illustration on the previous page) up (the wipers will sweep the windshield more frequently) or down (the wipers will sweep the windshield less frequently).

On/Off

To activate the rain sensor:

1.Switch on the ignition.

2.Put the windshield wiper lever in position 0.

3.Press button B (see the illustration on the previous page). The rain sensor symbol will appear in

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the lower display.

The rain sensor can be deactivated by:

Pressing button (B).

or

Moving the windshield wiper lever down. If the lever is moved up, the rain sensor function will remain activated.

CAUTION!

The rain sensor should be deactivated when washing the car in an automatic car wash, etc. If the rain sensor function is left on, the wipers will start inadvertently in the car wash and could be damaged.

The rain sensor is automatically deactivated:

When the key is removed from the ignition.

Five minutes after the ignition is switched off if the key is left in the ignition.

C - Thumb wheel

The thumb wheel is used to set the wiper interval when intermittent wiping is selected, or the sensitivity to the amount of rain on the windshield when the rain sensor is selected. Move the wheel upward or downward to increase/decrease wiper speed when the intermittent function is selected, or to increase/decrease the optional rain sensor's sensitivity when the this function is activated.

D - Tailgate wiper/washer

Press the lever forward to wipe and wash the tailgate window. The wiper will sweep the window several times after the lever has been released.

The button at the end of the lever has three positions:

Intermittent wiping Press in the upper section of the button.

Normal wiper speed Press in the lower section of the button.

Neutral position The wiper function is switched off.

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Tailgate wiper and reverse gear

If the front wipers are on and the transmission is put into reverse gear, the tailgate wiper will be activated.

If the transmission is in reverse and the manual windshield wiper function is used (the lever is pushed upward), the tailgate wiper will also be activated for as long the lever is held up.

If the tailgate wiper is already in normal wiping function, the normal wiping function will

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pg. 51 Steering wheel adjustment, Hazard warning flashers

Steering wheel adjustment

Both the height and the reach of the steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position for the driver.

1.Pull down the lever on the steering column to release the steering wheel.

2.Adjust the steering wheel to a suitable position

3.Press the lever back into place to lock the steering wheel in the new position. If necessary, press the steering wheel slightly while pressing the lever into the locked position.

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Hazard warning flashers

Check that the steering wheel is locked in the new position.

WARNING!

Never adjust the steering wheel while driving.

Hazard warning flashers

The four-way flasher should be used to indicate that the vehicle has become a traffic hazard. To activate the flashers, press the triangular button in the center dash. Press the button again to turn off the flashers.

NOTE: Regulations regarding the use of the hazard warning flasher may vary, depending on where you live.

pg. 52 Parking brake, 12 volt socket

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Parking brake (hand brake)

The parking brake lever is located between the front seats. The parking brake is applied to the rear wheels. The indicator light in the instrument panel lights up when the brake is applied.

The indicator light also comes on if the parking brake is only applied "one click" - check that the lever is fully applied. To apply the parking brake: pull up firmly on the lever.

To release the parking brake: pull the lever up slightly, press the button, lower the lever and release the button.

Rear seat 12 volt socket

The 12-volt socket on the rear side of the center console can be used to plug in certain accessories such as cellular telephones, etc. The ignition key must be in at least position I for the socket to provide electrical current.

If the 12-volt sockets are used while the engine is not running, there is a risk that the vehicle's battery

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will be discharged.

The covers should be kept on when the auxiliary sockets are not in use.

Maximum current from the sockets is 10A.

Ashtrays/cigarette lighter

The auxiliary sockets can also be used for cigarette lighters. Ashtrays and lighters are available as accessories. Please contact your Volvo retailer.

pg. 53 Power windows

A. Front door windows, B. Rear door windows

Operation

The power windows are controlled by buttons in the arm rests.

The ignition must be ON (ignition key in position I, II or the engine running) for the power windows to function.

The power windows will also function after the ignition has been switched off as long as neither of the front doors has been opened

Opening a window

Lightly press down the front edge of any of the buttons (A or B) to the first detent ("stop") to open a window to the position of your choice.

WARNING!

Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is unattended. Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.

Make sure that childrens' hands are clear before raising the windows.

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Press the front part of any of the buttons (A or B) as far down as possible and release it to automatically open the window completely.

To stop the window at any time, pull the button up.

Closing a window

Lightly pull up the front edge of any of the buttons (A or B) to the first detent ("stop") to close a window to the position of your choice.

Pull the front part of any of the buttons (A or B) up as far as possible and release it to automatically close the window completely. To stop the window at any time, press the button down.

Lockout switch

Lockout switch for rear windows

The electrically operated rear door windows can be disabled by a switch located on the driver's door (see illustration).

If the light in the switch is OFF: The rear door windows can be raised or lowered with the buttons on the rear door armrests or with the buttons on the driver's door armrest.

If the light in the switch is ON: The rear door windows can only be raised or lowered with the buttons on the driver's door.

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Power window control - front passenger's side

The control for the power window in the front passenger's door operates that window only.

Power windows in the rear doors

The rear door windows can be operated with the control on each door and with the switch on the driver's door.

pg. 55 Mirrors

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Rearview mirror

Night position

Use control (1) to switch between the normal and night-driving positions.

2.Normal position

3.Night position, reduces glare from following traffic

Auto-dim function (option)

An optional sensor (4) at the lower edge of the mirror, reacts to headlights from following traffic and automatically reduces glare.

Rearview mirror with compass (option)

The upper right-hand corner of the rearview mirror has an integrated display that shows the compass

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direction toward which the car is pointing. Eight different directions can be displayed: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W and NW. The display shows your car's orientation with respect to true north.

Calibrating the compass

The compass may need to be calibrated in certain cases. If calibration is required, the character C appears in the mirror's display.

Calibrating the compass

To calibrate the mirror:

1.Stop the car in a large, open area, away from traffic.

2.Start the car.

3.Using a pen or similar object, hold the button (1) depressed for at least six seconds. The character C will be displayed again.

4.Drive slowly in a circle at a maximum speed of 6 m.p.h. (10 km/h) until a compass direction is displayed. Calibration is complete.

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Magnetic zones

Adjusting the zone

The earth is divided into 15 magnetic zones. The compass is adjusted for the zone to which the car was delivered.

Select a different zone as follows:

1.Turn on the ignition.

2.Using a pen or similar object, hold the button (1 in the illustration on the previous page) depressed for at least 3 seconds. The number for the current area is displayed.

3.Press the button repeatedly until the number for the required geographical area (1-15) is displayed.

Power mirror controls

A few seconds after browsing is complete, the display reverts to the compass direction.

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Power door mirrors

The mirror control switches are located on the driver's door armrest.

To adjust the mirrors:

Driver's door mirror: Press the L button (a light in the switch will go on) to activate the adjustment control. Use this control to adjust the driver's door mirror.

Passenger's door mirror: Press the R switch (a light in the switch will go on) to activate the adjustment control. Use this control to adjust the passenger's door mirror.

After you have adjusted the mirror(s), press the L or R switch again (the LED will go out) to deactivate the adjustment control.

WARNING!

The mirrors should always be adjusted prior to driving. Objects seen in the passenger's side wideangle door mirror are closer than they appear to be.

pg. 57 Power moonroof (option)

Operating the moonroof

To operate the moonroof, the ignition key must first be turned to the intermediate or drive position (position I, II or the engine running). The moonroof can be opened in two ways:

A.Tilt position

B.Sliding moonroof

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Moonroof control in the ceiling console

1.Auto open

2.Manual open

3.Manual close

4.Auto close

5.Tilt open

6.Tilt close

Tilt position

Open: Press the rear edge of the control upward to position 5.

Close: Pull the rear edge of the control down to position 6.

Sliding moonroof Auto open/close

Open: Pull the switch as far back as possible (to position 1) and release it to automatically slide open the moonroof.

Close: Push the switch as far forward as possible (to position 4) and release it to automatically close the moonroof.

Manual open/close

Open: Pull the switch back to the first stop (position 2) and hold it until the moonroof has opened to the position of your choice.

Close: Push the switch forward to the first stop (position 3) and hold it until the moonroof has closed to the position of your choice, or has closed completely.

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WARNING!

If the moonroof is obstructed during auto close operation, it will automatically reverse direction and return to its starting position.

During manual closing, if the moonroof is obstructed, immediately open it again.

pg. 58 Power moonroof (option)

NOTE: If the moonroof is repeatedly obstructed during auto-close operation, an overload circuit breaker will temporarily halt moonroof function. The moonroof will return to normal function after a brief cooldown period.

WARNING!

Never open or close the moonroof if it is obstructed in any way. Never allow a child to operate the moonroof.

Never extend any object or body part though the open moonroof, even if the vehicle's ignition is completely switched off.

Never leave a child alone in a vehicle.

CAUTION!

Remove ice and snow before opening the moonroof.

Do not operate the moonroof if it is frozen closed.

Never place heavy objects on the moonroof.

Visor

The optional moonroof features a sliding visor. The visor slides open automatically when the moonroof

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is opened, and must be closed manually.

pg. 59 Personal settings

Control panel

Control panel

A - Display

B - Menu button C - Exit button D - Enter button

E - Menu navigation controls

Personal settings can be made for some of the car's functions, such as the central locking system, climate control, and the audio system. Please refer to page 181 for more information on the audio functions that can be adjusted. The settings are presented in the display (A).

To access the menu and adjust settings:

1.Press MENU (B).

2.Scroll to "Car Settings" using the menu navigation control (E).

3.Press ENTER (D).

4.Select an alternative using the menu navigation control (E).

5.Confirm your selection by pressing ENTER.

To exit the menu:

Press EXIT (C).

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Possible settings

Lock confirmation light

When the car is locked/unlocked with the remote control, the direction indicators can be selected to flash to confirm the action. The alternatives On/Off are available for both locking and unlocking.

Autolock

When the car starts to move, the doors and tailgate can be locked automatically. The alternatives On/Off are available.

Unlock

There are two alternatives for unlocking:

1. Global (All doors)

Unlocks all doors with one press on the remote control.

2. Two Step (Two-stage unlocking)

This alternative unlocks the driver's door with one press on the remote control. Another press unlocks all of the doors.

Approach lighting

This alternative determines the length of time for which the car's lights will remain on when the Approach light button on the central locking system's remote control is pressed. Intervals of 30/60/90 seconds may be selected. See page 91 for more information.

pg. 60 Personal settings

Home safe lighting

This alternative determines the length of time for which the car's lights will remain on when the high beam lever on the steering column is pulled toward the wheel with the ignition switched off. Intervals of 30/60/90 seconds may be selected. See page 44 for more information on using this function.

Information

VIN number: The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is the car's unique identity number.

Number of Keys: The number of keys registered for the car is displayed here.

Climate functions

Blower speed in AUTO mode: The blower speed can be set to AUTO mode in models equipped with ECC. Choose between "Low", "Normal" and "High".

Timer for recirculation: When the timer is active, the air recirculates in the car for 3-12 minutes

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depending on the ambient temperature. Select On/Off depending on whether the recirculation timer is to be active or not.

Reset to factory settings

Use this alternative to return to the default climate system settings.

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Introduction

HomeLink* is an advanced system that can be programmed to learn the codes of three different remote controlled-devices (e.g., garage door openers, remote lighting, entry door lock). HomeLink's sun visormounted transceiver, powered by your car's electrical system, may then be used in place of your handheld remote controls.

NOTE: For your security, the HomeLink Universal Transceiver is designed to not function if you lock your car from the outside.

* HomeLink is a registered trademark of Johnson Controls, Intl.

© JCI, All rights reserved

Programming the transceiver

1.The ignition switch must be turned to the "accessory" position (II) before programming the HomeLink Universal Transceiver.

2.Begin by erasing all 3 factory default channels. Hold down the two outside buttons (the left and right buttons in the illustration) on the HomeLink Universal Transceiver for about 20 seconds, until HomeLink's indicator light begins to flash. Then release the buttons.

3.Hold your hand-held transmitter (garage door opener, for example) 2 to 5 in. (5 to 12 cm) away from the HomeLink surface, keeping the indicator light in view. For placement questions, contact HomeLink

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toll free 1-800-355-3515 (Internet: www.HomeLink.com).

4.Using two hands, push and hold both your hand-held transmitter's button and the transceiver button you wish to program. The indicator light will flash first slowly, then rapidly. Rapid flashing indicates that the HomeLink button has been successfully programmed. Release both buttons.

5.If you are programming a rolling code-equipped device (e.g., garage door opener or entry door lock), refer to "Programming rolling codes" on the next page to complete the programming process.

6.Repeat steps 3 and 4 to program the other two transceiver buttons. If, after several attempts, you are unable to successfully train the HomeLink Universal Transceiver to learn your hand-held transmitter's signal, contact HomeLink toll-free 1-800-355-3515

(Internet: www.HomeLink.com).

WARNING!

If you use HomeLink to open a garage door or gate, be sure no one is near the gate or door while it is in motion. Do not use the HomeLink Universal Transceiver with any garage door opener that lacks safety "stop" and "reverse" features as required by federal safety standards. (This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982) A garage door opener that cannot "detect" an object, signalling the door to "stop" and "reverse" does not meet current federal safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features increases the risk of serious injury or death. For more information on this matter, call toll-free 1-800-355- 3515. (Internet: www.HomeLink.com)

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Canadian residents:

During programming, your hand-held transmitter may automatically stop transmitting. To successfully train HomeLink, continue to hold the HomeLink button. At the same time, repeatedly press and hold your hand-held transmitter's button at two-second intervals until HomeLink has learned your transmitter's code. The HomeLink indicator light will flash first slowly, and then rapidly to indicate that the button has been successfully programmed.

Determining if your garage door uses a rolling code

Determine, in one of the following ways, if your garage door uses a rolling code system and is manufactured after 1996:

Refer to the garage door opener owner's manual for verification.

If your hand-held transmitter appears to program the HomeLink Universal Transceiver but the programmed button does not activate the garage door, your garage door opener may have a rolling code.

Press the programmed HomeLink button. If the garage door opener has the rolling code feature, the HomeLink indicator light flashes rapidly and then glows steadily after approximately 2 seconds.

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To train a rolling code garage door opener, follow these instructions after programming the desired transceiver button according to "Programming the transceiver." The help of a second person may make training easier.

1.Locate the training button on the garage door opener motor head unit. The location and color of the training button may vary. If you encounter difficulty, refer to the garage door opener owner's manual or call toll-free 1-800-355-3515

(Internet: www.HomeLink.com).

2.Press the "training" button on the garage door opener motor head unit until the "training" light comes on.

3.Press and release the programmed HomeLink button. Press and release the programmed HomeLink button a second time to complete the training process.

4.Some garage door openers may require you to do this procedure a third time to complete the training.

5.The programmed button on your HomeLink Universal Transceiver should now operate your garage door opener. The original handheld transmitter can also be used, as desired, to operate the garage door. The remaining two HomeLink buttons can be programmed in the same way. In the event of any problems in programming the HomeLink Universal Transceiver, call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 (Internet: www.HomeLink.com).

Operating the HomeLink Universal Transceiver

Once programmed, the HomeLink Universal Transceiver can be used in place of your handheld transmitters.

To operate, the key must be turned to the "accessory" position (II) or the engine must be running. Press the programmed HomeLink button to activate the garage door, driveway gate, security lightning, home security system etc.

Your original hand-held transmitters may, of course, be used at any time.

Erasing programmed buttons

Individual buttons cannot be erased, To erase all three programmed buttons:

1.Turn the ignition key to the "accessory" position (II).

2.Hold down the two outside buttons on the HomeLink Universal Transceiver for about 20

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seconds, until HomeLink's indicator light begins to flash. 3. Release both buttons.

The HomeLink buttons can be reprogrammed using the procedures described on the previous page.

Reprogramming a single HomeLink button

1.Press and hold the desired HomeLink button. Do not release the button until step 3 has been completed.

2.When the indicator light begins to flash slowly (after approximately 20 seconds), position your hand-

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held transmitter 2 to 5 in. (5 to 12 cm) away from the HomeLink surface.

3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter button. The HomeLink indicator light will flash first slowly, then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, release both buttons.

The previously programmed device has now been erased and the new device can be activated by pressing the HomeLink button that has just been programmed. This procedure will not affect any other programmed HomeLink buttons

NOTE:

Retain the original transmitter(s) for future programming procedures (e.g., if you purchase a new vehicle).

For your own security, erase all programmed buttons on the HomeLink Universal Transceiver when you sell your vehicle.

Metallic sun protection films should not be used on any windows in a vehicle equipped with HomeLink Universal Transceiver. This could interfere with the transceivers function.

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Chapter 4 - Climate

pg. 65 Climate

General information 66

Air vents 67

Manual climate control 68

Electronic climate control (ECC) - option 70

Air distribution 73

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Air conditioning - A/C

Your car is equipped with a climate control system that includes either manually adjustable air conditioning or optional Electronic Climate Control (ECC).

The air conditioning system can be switched off, but for optimal air quality in the passenger compartment and to prevent the windows from fogging, the air conditioning should be left on - even in cool weather.

NOTE: In warm weather, a small amount of water may accumulate under the car when it has been parked. This water is condensation from the A/C system and is normal.

Ice and snow

Always keep the air intake grille at the base of the windshield free of snow.

Climate control maintenance

Special tools and equipment are required to maintain and carry out repairs on the climate system. Work of this type should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

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Refrigerant

Volvo cares about the environment. The air conditioning system in your car contains a CFC-free refrigerant - R134a. This substance will not deplete the ozone layer. The system contains 1.2 lbs (530 g) R134a (HFC 134a), and uses PAG oil.

Passenger compartment filter

Replace the cabin air filter with a new one at the recommended intervals. Please refer to your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet, or consult your Volvo retailer for these intervals. The filter should be replaced more often when driving under dirty and dusty conditions. The filter cannot be cleaned and therefore should always be replaced with a new one.

NOTE: There are different types of cabin air filters. Ensure that the correct type is installed.

Display

The display above the climate control panel shows the climate settings that have been made.

Personal settings

There are two functions in the climate system that can be set to your preferences:

Blower speed to Auto mode (models with ECC only).

Timer controlled recirculation of the air in the passenger compartment. For information about how to make these settings, see the Personal settings section on page 60.

Models equipped with ECC (option)

Sensors

The sunlight sensor on the upper side of the dashboard and the passenger compartment temperature sensor, located behind the climate system control panel, should not be obstructed.

Side windows and optional moonroof

The electronic climate control system will function best if the windows and moonroof are closed. If you drive with the windows or moonroof open, it may be preferable to manually adjust the temperature and blower control (the LED in the AUTO switch should be off).

Acceleration

The air conditioning system is temporarily switched off during full throttle acceleration.

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Air vents in the dashboard

A.Open

B.Closed

C.Horizontal air flow

D.Vertical air flow

Direct the outer air vents toward the side windows to defrost.

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Climate system control panel

1.Blower speed

2.Recirculation

3.Defroster

4.Airflow controls

5.A/C - OFF/ON

6.Heated driver's seat

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7.Heated front passenger's seat

8.Rear window and door mirror defrosters

9.Temperature selector

Manual climate system functions 1. Blower

The blower speed can be increased or decreased by turning the knob. If the knob is

turned counterclockwise and the indicator light in the display goes out, the blower and the air conditioning are switched off. The display shows the blower symbol and OFF.

2. Recirculation

This function can be used to shut out exhaust fumes, smoke, etc from the passenger

compartment. The air in the passenger compartment is then recirculated, i.e. no air from outside the car is taken into the car when this function is activated. Recirculation (together with the air conditioning system) cools the passenger compartment more quickly in very warm weather. If the air in the car recirculates for too long, there is a risk of condensation forming on the insides of the windows, especially in winter.

Timer

The timer function minimizes the risk of misting, or stale air when the recirculation function is selected. See page 60 for information on setting the recirculation timer. Recirculation is always disengaged when you select Defroster (3).

3. Defroster

Directs airflow to the windshield and side windows and increases blower speed.

Air flows to the windows at high blower speed.

The LED in the defroster button lights up when this function is activated. The air conditioning system is controlled to provide maximum air dehumidification.

The air is not recirculated.

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4. Airflow controls

Press one of the three buttons in the illustration to activate the selected airflow. A

symbol in the display above the climate control panel and a lit LED in the selected button indicate that the manual function has been selected. With manually selected airflow both warm and cool air can be selected. The desired temperature is selected using control 9.

5. A/C - On or Off

The air conditioning system is engaged when the ON LED is lit. The system is

disengaged when the OFF lights up. If Defroster (3) is activated the air conditioning is always engaged.

6/7. Heated front seats (option)

Maximum heating: Press the button once - both LEDs light up.

Reduced heating: Press the button a second time - one LED lights up.

Seat heating off: Press the button a third time - no LEDs are lit.

8. Heated rear window and door mirrors

Use this function to defrost the rear window and door mirrors.

9. Temperature selector

The knob with the thermometer symbol is used to select cooling or heating for both the driver's and

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passenger's sides of the car.

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1.Auto - On/Off

2.Blower speed

3.Recirculation

4.Defroster

5.Airflow controls

6.A/C - ON/OFF

7.Heated driver's seat

8.Heated front passenger's seat

9.Rear window and door mirror defrosters

10.Temperature selector

ECC functions

1. Auto -On/Off

The AUTO function automatically regulates climate control to maintain the desired temperature. The automatic function controls heating, air conditioning, blower speed, recirculation, and air distribution.

If you select one or more manual functions, the remaining functions continue to be controlled

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automatically. All manual settings are switched off when AUTO is switched on. AUTO CLIMATE is shown in the display.

2. Blower speed

The blower speed can be increased or decreased by turning the knob. The blower speed is regulated automatically if AUTO is selected. The previously set blower speed is disconnected.

NOTE: If the knob is turned counterclockwise and the blower indication in the display goes out, the blower and the air conditioning are switched off. The display shows the blower symbol and OFF.

3. Recirculation

This function can be used to shut out exhaust fumes, smoke, etc from the passenger compartment. The air in the passenger compartment is then recirculated, i.e. no air from outside the car is taken into the car when this function is activated.

If the air in the car recirculates for too long, there is a risk of condensation forming on the insides of the windows, especially in winter.

Timer

The timer function minimizes the risk of fogging, or stale air when the recirculation

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function is selected. See page 60 for information on setting the recirculation timer.

NOTE: Recirculation is always disengaged if the defroster button is engaged to clear ice or condensation from the side windows.

4. Defroster

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Directs airflow to the windshield and side windows and increases blower speed. The LED in the defroster button lights up when this function is activated. The air conditioning system is controlled to provide maximum air dehumidification. The air is not recirculated.

5. Airflow controls

Press one of the three buttons in the illustration to activate the selected airflow. A symbol in the display above the climate control panel and a lit LED in the selected button indicate that the manual function has been selected. With manually selected airflow both warm and cool air can be selected. See also the table on page 73.

6. Air conditioning On/Off

The air conditioning system is controlled automatically by the system when the ON LED is lit to maintain the selected temperature. When OFF is selected and the OFF LED is lit, the air conditioning system is deactivated. Other functions are still controlled automatically. When Defroster (4) is selected, the air conditioning system is activated for maximum dehumidifying.

7 and 8. Heated front seats (option)

Maximum heating: Press the button once - both LEDs light up.

Reduced heating: Press the button a second time one LED lights up.

Seat heating off: Press the button a third time - no LEDs are lit.

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9. Rear window and door mirror defrosters

Press to defrost the rear window and door mirrors.

The rear window and door mirrors are defrosted simultaneously if the switch is pressed once. The function is active if one LED is lit in the switch. The door mirrors are deactivated automatically after approximately 6 minutes. The rear windscreen is deactivated after approximately 12 minutes.

10. Temperature selector

The temperatures on the driver's and passenger's sides can be set separately using the knob (with the thermometer in it). The temperature can be set for both sides of the car when the ignition is switched on (both LEDs will be on), which means that a temperature setting will apply to both sides of the car.

To set the temperature on one side of the car:

Press the knob once. The LED for one side of the car will light up. Turn the knob to adjust the temperature.

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Press the knob a second time to set the temperature on the opposite side of the car.

Press the knob a third time to set the temperature on both sides of the car at the same time.

NOTE: Selecting a temperature that is higher or lower than necessary will not heat or cool the passenger compartment faster.

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Air distribution

Use:

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Defroster.

Air is not recirculated in this mode. Air conditioning is always engaged. There is a certain amount of airflow to the panel air vents.

Air to windshield and front side windows. There is also a certain amount of airflow to the dashboard air vents.

Air to the windows and from dashboard air vents.

Airflow directed to the head and chest from the dashboard air vents.

Air to the floor and windows.

There is also a certain amount of airflow to the dashboard air vents.

Air to the floor and dashboard air vents.

Air to the floor.

There is a certain amount of airflow to the dashboard and window air vents.

Airflow to the windows, dashboard air vents, and floor.

Defrost/de-fog the windshield and front side windows.

Prevents fogging in cold or humid weather (blower speed should be moderate to high)

For good comfort in warm, dry weather.

To ensure efficient cooling in a warm weather.

For comfortable conditions and good defrosting in cold weather.

Medium to high blower speed.

For sunny weather with cool ambient temperatures.

To warm the feet.

For cooler air toward the feet, or for warmer air toward the head and chest.

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Chapter 5 - Interior

pg. 75 Interior

Front seats 76

Interior lighting 79

Storage

80

compartments Rear seat 82

Cargo area 84

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Manual seat adjustment

The driver's and passenger's seats can be adjusted in a number of ways to provide a comfortable driving

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and sitting position.

1.Forward-rearward: Pull the lever up and slide the seat to the position of your choice.

2.Use this control to raise or lower the front edge of the seat cushion.

3.Use this control to raise or lower the rear edge of the seat cushion.

4.Turn this knob (option on some passenger's seats) to adjust the firmness of the lumbar support.

5.Turn this knob to adjust the backrest tilt.

Folding down the front seat backrest

WARNING!

Do not adjust the seat while driving.

The seat should be adjusted so that the brake pedal can be depressed fully.

Position the seat as far rearward as comfort and control allow.

Folding down the front seat backrests (certain models)

The front passenger's seat backrest can be folded down to provide room for long loads. To fold down the backrest:

1.Move the seat as far back as possible.

2.Adjust the backrest to the upright position.

3.Lift the catches on the rear of the backrest as shown in the illustration.

4.Without releasing the catches, push the backrest forward.

5.Move the seat as far forward as possible.

WARNING!

Cover sharp edges on the load to help prevent injury to occupants. Secure the load to help prevent shifting during sudden stops.

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Power seats

The power driver's seat can be adjusted:

If the ignition key is in position I or II.

During a 10 minute period after the doors have been unlocked if the door remains open.

If the door is closed and the ignition key is not yet in the ignition, or if the key is in position 0, the seat can be adjusted or during a period of 40 seconds. The power passenger's seat can only be adjusted if the ignition key is in position I or II, or if the engine is running.

Adjusting the seat

Controls 5, 6, and 7 on the side of the seat can be used to make adjustments.

5.Backrest tilt

6.Move this section of the control up or down to raise/lower the rear section of the seat. Move the control forward to move the seat forward.

7.Move this section of the control up or down to raise/lower the front section of the seat. Move the control rearward to move the seat rearward.

NOTE:The power seats have an overload protector that activates if a seat is blocked by any object. If this occurs, switch off the ignition (key in position 0) and wait for approximately 20 seconds before operating the seat again.

Emergency stop

If the seat inadvertently begins to move, press any of the buttons to stop the seat.

Programming the seat memory, driver's seat only (option)

Three different seating positions can be stored in the seat's memory.

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The following example explains how button 1 can be programmed. Buttons 2 and 3 can be programmed in the same way.

To program (store) a seat position in button 1:

1.Use controls 5, 6, and 7 to adjust the seat to the desired position.

2.Press and hold down the M (memory) button.

3.With the M button depressed, press button 1 to store the seat's current position.

To move the seat to the position that it was in when button 1 was programmed, press and hold down button 1 until the seat stops moving.

As a safety precaution, the seat will stop automatically if the button is released before the seat has reached the preset position.

Central locking system remote control and driver's seat memory

The remote control transmitter can also be equipped with an optional function that controls the electrically operated driver's seat in the following way:

1.Adjust the seat to the desired position.

2.When you leave the car, lock it using the remote control.

3.The next time the driver's door is unlocked with the same remote control and the driver's door is opened, the

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driver's seat will automatically move to the position that it was in when the door was most recently locked with that remote control.

WARNING!

Because the driver's seat can be adjusted with the ignition off, children should never be left unattended in the car.

Movement of the seat can be STOPPED at any time by pressing any button on the power seat control panel.

Do not adjust the seat while driving. The seat should be adjusted so that the brake pedal can be depressed fully. In addition, position the seat as far rearward as comfort and control allow. The seat rails on the floor must not be obstructed in any way when the seat is in motion.

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Vanity mirror

Raise the cover to switch on the light.

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1 - Driver's side reading light,

2 - Courtesy lighting,

3 - Passenger's side reading light

Interior lighting

The reading lights can be switched on and off by pressing buttons 1 or 3. The function selector (2) can be set to three positions:

Press the left side of the button: the interior courtesy lighting is always on.

Neutral position: the interior courtesy lighting comes on when a door is opened and is switched off 10

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seconds after the door is closed.

Press the right side of the button: the interior courtesy lighting is always off.

Courtesy lighting - automatic function

The interior lighting has a built-in automatic function that switches on the courtesy lighting for 30 seconds when:

the car is unlocked from the outside using the key or remote control

the engine is switched off and the ignition key is turned to the 0 position. The courtesy lighting lights up or remains on for 5 minutes when

one of the doors is open and left open.

the courtesy lighting has not been switched off (the right side of button 2 depressed). The automatic lighting goes out when

the engine is started

the car is locked from the outside using the key or remote control.

If the courtesy lighting is not switched off manually, it will be turned off automatically 5 minutes after the engine has been switched off.

The courtesy lighting can be switched on or off within 30 minutes after the key has been turned to position 0 by pressing the left side of button 2.

Rear reading lights (in ceiling)

Rear reading lights

The rear reading lights can be switched on or off by pressing the respective buttons. The reading lights can be switched on or off within 30 minutes after the engine has been switched off, or after a door has been opened or closed.

These lights switch off automatically 5 minutes after the engine has been switched off.

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1.Storage pocket (also on front side of seat cushion)

2.Compartment in door panel

3.Ticket clip

4.Glove compartment

5.Waste bin (accessory), located behind the center instrument panel

6.Storage compartment and cup holders

7.Storage compartment and cup holders.

WARNING!

Anchor any heavy objects to prevent them from moving during sudden stops.

Packages on the rear parcel shelf can obscure vision and may become dangerous projectiles in the event of a sudden stop or an accident.

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Glove compartment

The owners manual and maps can be stored here. There are also holders for coins, pens and fuel cards. The glove compartment can only be locked and unlocked using the detachable key blade from the central locking system's remote control. See the chapter "Locks and alarm" for further information about the key blade.

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Adjust the head restraint vertically

Rear seat head restraints

Each of the rear seat head restraints can be adjusted vertically to suit the height of the passenger. The upper edge of the head restraint should be on a level with the midpoint of the rear side of the passenger's head (see illustration).

To raise: slide the head restraint up to the desired height.

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To lower: Press the catch at the base of the right support and press the head restraint down.

To remove: Pull the head restraint up far as possible. Press the catch at the base of the right support and pull the head restraint out of the its holders.

NOTE: When the seat backs are folded down, the head restraints may be damaged if they are not removed. The center head restraint must also be removed when transporting heavy loads.

Folding down the rear seat backrests

Both sections of the rear seat backrest can be folded down, together or separately, to enable you to transport long objects. Before folding down the rear seat backrests, the outboard seat belts can be attached to the clothes hook as shown in the middle illustration. To fold down one or both sections:

1.Grasp the rear edge of the seat cushion and pull it forward.

2.Pull the catch on the upper outboard edge of the backrest upward and forward to release the backrest lock. A red lock indicator is visible when the backrest is not locked in the upright position.

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3. Fold the backrest down partially and remove the outer head restraints. Press the center head restraint down completely or remove it.

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4. Place the head restraints in the plastic tubes, which are now accessible on the under side of the seat cushions.

WARNING!

The red lock indicator is VISIBLE when the backrest is NOT locked in position and hidden when the backrest is correctly locked in place. When the backrest is in the upright position, it must always be correctly locked in place.

When the rear seat is folded down, do not place heavy objects against the backs of the front seats. This places a severe strain on the folded down backrest of the rear seat. Be sure to secure cargo. Cargo must not be stacked higher than the top of seat backs. This will reduce the possibility of luggage, etc. becoming projectiles during sudden maneuvers, rapid braking or an accident.

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Steel grid (option)

The steel grid prevents cargo from being thrown forward into the passenger area in the event of sudden braking.

Folding up the grid

When it is not in use, the grid can be folded up against the ceiling's headliner: 1. Grasp the lower arch of the grid.

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2. Pull it rearward and upward, and release it. The struts prevent the grid from falling. To fold the grid by pulling down on the arch.

Removing the grid

To remove the grid from the vehicle:

1.Fold down the rear seat backrests slightly to the release pressure on the grid's struts.

2.Remove the covers over the nuts holding the grid on each side.

3.Loosen the nuts until the threads are flush with the edge of the nuts.

4.Turn the grid slightly rearward so that it is clear of the upholstery. Do not angle the grid too much as it can become wedged in place and be difficult to remove.

5.Perform the same procedure on the opposite side of the grid, and then lift the grid out of the vehicle.

Installing the grid

To reinstall the grid, perform the procedures above in reverse order.

If you are uncertain about removing or installing the grid, please contact your Volvo retailer.

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Cargo area cover (option)

Pull out the cargo area cover and hook it in the holes in the rear cargo area pillars (see illustration above).

Installing the cargo area cover: Press the end pieces of the cargo area cover down in the holders.

Removing the cargo area cover:

Press the end pieces of the cover inward. Pull up and lift out.

Storage compartment in the cargo area cover

There is a storage compartment on the upper side of the cargo area cover.

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To open the lid on the storage compartment:

1.The lid is spring-loaded. To release its locking mechanism, press the center of the lid down as indicated by the vertical arrow in the illustration to the left (PUSH is stamped on the lid at this point).

2.Pull up the lid.

CAUTION!

Attempting to pull up the lid before first pushing it down could damage the locking mechanism.

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Cargo area net

The Volvo V50 can be equipped with a cargo area net made of strong nylon fabric that can be used with the rear seat backrests in the upright position or folded down.

The holder for the retractable net is mounted on the rear side of the backrests.

Using the net with the backrests in the upright position

1.From the cargo compartment, pull the net upward.

2.Insert the net's right attachment in the rearmost hole in the mounting bracket (see illustration) and push it forward into the smaller hole in the bracket to secure it in place.

3.Pull out the spring-loaded attachment on the left side of the net and insert it in the bracket on the left side of the vehicle in the same way.

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WARNING!

Be sure that the net is securely attached in the mounting brackets.

Using the cargo net with the backrest folded down

Fasten the net in the same way as described above, using the front mounting brackets.

Retracting the cargo net

1.Pull back one of the net's attachments to the large hole in the mounting bracket.

2.Pull the attachment out of the mounting bracket.

3.Do the same on the opposite side of the vehicle.

4.Lower the net into its holder.

Removing the cargo net's holder

1.Fold down the backrests

2.Push the holder out until it releases from its retaining brackets.

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Load anchoring eyelets

The eyelets in the cargo area can be used to fasten accessory load and lashing straps, load nets, and other load anchors.

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Auxiliary 12 volt socket (option)

Fold down the lid to use the socket.

Using the 12 volt socket while the engine is not running drains the vehicle's battery.

If the ignition is switched off and a device drawing more that 0.1A is connected to a socket, a battery alert will be shown in the driver information display.

The cover should be kept on when the auxiliary socket is not in use.

Maximum current from the socket is 15A.

Grocery bag holder (option)

The grocery bag holder keeps bags in place and prevents them from tipping over and spilling their contents in the cargo area.

Fold up the floor panel in the cargo compartment.

Hold grocery bags, etc., in place using the holders or the strap.

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