Volvo V70 User Manual

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2006 VOLVO V70

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This manual deals with the operation and care of your Volvo.

Welcome to the worldwide family of Volvo owners. We trust that you will enjoy many years of safe driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed with your safety and comfort in mind. 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 evidenced by the certification labels attached to the driver's door opening and on the left wheel housing in the engine compartment

For further information please contact your retailer, or:

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In the USA:

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of North America

Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd.

Customer Care Center

National Customer Service

P.O. Box 914

175 Gordon Baker Road

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914

North York, Ontario M2H

 

2N7

800-458-1552

800-663-8255

http://www.volvocars.com

Contents

Contents

Chapter 1 - Safety

Chapter 2 - Instruments, switches and controls Chapter 3 - Climate control system

Chapter 4 - Interior

Chapter 5 - Keys, Locks, Alarm

Chapter 6 - Starting and driving

Chapter 7 - Wheels and tires

Chapter 8 - Maintenance/Servicing

Chapter 9 - Specifications

Chapter 10 - Audio systems

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (option)

Index

Back Cover

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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 of the gear selector knob and move the selector from (P)ark.

Keylock

This means that when you switch off the ignition, 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 (see page 37) when the car is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the car begins to move forward. An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door relocks.

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.

WARNING! If your vehicle is involved in an accident, unseen damage may affect your vehicle's driveability and safety.

Important

Before you operate your car for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the new-engine oil consumption information on page 159. You should also be familiar with the information in chapters one, two and four of this manual.

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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 car for ready access. Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and exhaust emission 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 and that 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.

CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING! 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 our 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.

In use, Volvo was the first in the world to introduce into production a three-way catalytic converter with a Lambda sond, now called 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

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manufacturer to offer CFC-free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system for all models as far back as the M/Y 1975 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

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.

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

PremAir®

On the surface of the radiator in the engine compartment, there is a special coating called PremAir®. PremAir® works as a catalytic converter, converting most of the ozone passing through the radiator into oxygen, thereby reducing harmful ground-level ozone. PremAir is a registered trademark of Engelhard Corporation.

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Chapter 1 - Safety

 

 

 

 

 

pg. 1 Safety

 

 

 

Occupant safety

2

Seat belts

3

Supplemental Restraint System

5

(SRS)

 

Front airbags

6

Occupant weight sensor (OWS)

9

Side impact (SIPS) airbags

12

Volvo Inflatable Curtain (VIC)

13

Inspecting SRS system components

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Whiplash Protection System

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(WHIPS)

 

Child safety

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pg. 2 Seat belts

Volvo Concern for Safety

Safety is the Volvo 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

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features and to 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: 800-458-1552 or in Canada at: 800-663-8255.

Occupant safety

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 tips listed below are suggestions 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:

Internet : http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov

Telephone:

1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236) (toll free) 1-800-424-9393 (toll free)

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

pg. 3 Seat belts

Adjusting the seat belt

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 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

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).

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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.

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 that alert the driver and front seat passenger if their seat belts are not fastened.

Sample label on all seat belts with tensioners

Seat belt maintenance

Check periodically that the seat belts are in good condition. Use water and a mild detergent for cleaning. Check seat belt mechanism function as follows: attach the seat belt and pull rapidly on the strap.

pg. 4 Seat belts

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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.

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

Never repair the belt yourself; have this work done by an authorized 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

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.

Child seats

Please refer to page 21 for information on securing child seats with the seat belts.

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pg. 5 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 an authorized 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.

pg. 6 Front airbags

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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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.

Passenger's side airbag - above glove compartment

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. 7 Front airbags

Front airbag deployment

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.

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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 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 to control deployment. 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 70-80% 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 800-458-1552 http://www.volvocars.us

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. National Customer Service 175 Gordon Baker Road North York, Ontario M2H 2N7 800-663-8255 http://www.volvocanada.com

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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 fastened1.

Never drive with the airbags deployed. The fact that they hang out can impair the steering of your vehicle. Other safety systems can also be damaged.

The smoke and dust formed when the airbags are deployed can cause skin and eye irritation in the event of prolonged exposure.

1 See also the Occupant Weight Sensor information on page 11.

pg. 8 Front airbags

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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 21 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.

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 6).

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.

pg. 9 Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS)

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Disabling the passenger's side front airbag

Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than four feet seven 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 21.

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 silicone-filled bag located under the padding in the front passenger's seat 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 SRS 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 5) will come on and stay on

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

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(contd. on following page)

pg. 10 Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS)

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WARNING!

If a fault in the system is detected and indicated as explained on the previous page, be aware that the passenger's side front airbag will not deploy in the event of a collision.

In this case, the safety systems and Occupant Weight Sensor should be inspected by an authorized Volvo retailer 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

P.O. Box 914

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 800-458-1552

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of Canada Ltd. National Customer Service 175 Gordon Baker Road North York, Ontario M2H 2N7 800-663-8255

WARNING!

No objects that add to the total weight on the seat should be placed on the front passenger's seat. If a child is seated in the front passenger's seat with any additional weight, this extra weight could cause the OWS system to enable the airbag, which might cause it to deploy in the event of a 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.

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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 authorized 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.

pg. 11 Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS)

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 21).

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

pg. 12 Side impact (SIPS) airbags

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Location of the 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 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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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.

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pg. 13 Volvo Inflatable Curtain (VIC)

Volvo Inflatable Curtain (VIC)

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 the occupants of the front seats and the occupants 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.

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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.

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 21 for guidelines. Failure to

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

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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 SRS 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. 15 Whiplash Protection System (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

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moving slightly rearward. This movement helps absorb some of the forces that could result in whiplash.

WARNING!

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

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.

(contd. on following page)

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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.

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.

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

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so that they do not touch the folded rear seat.

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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 lap-shoulder 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.

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.

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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 21). 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. A specially designed and tested booster cushion (not available in Canada) can be obtained from your Volvo retailer for children weighing 33 - 80 lb. (15

-36 kg) and 38-54 inches (97 - 137 cm) in height.

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.

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Auxiliary seat (option)

If all the seats are occupied, a rear-facing auxiliary seat in the cargo area can be used. This seat is designed for two children, each weighing between 50 - 88 lbs. (23 - 40 kg) with a total seat capacity of 176 lbs. (80 kg) and up to 55 inches (140 cm) in height.

Raising

Remove the cargo area cover, if installed, from the car. Raise the backrest section forward until it locks in place.

Flip the seat cushion over.

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Lowering

Flip the seat cushion back into storage position.

Pull the release handle and lower the backrest to storage position.

WARNING!

Both rear seat backrests must be up when the auxiliary seat is being used.

Do not use a booster cushion or child seat in conjunction with the auxiliary seat.

The luggage net should be retracted.

The child safety lock in the tailgate should be on to prevent children from inadvertently opening the tailgate from the inside.

The exhaust pipe will still be hot when the engine is turned off. Take care that children do not burn themselves when they get into or out of the car.

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Integrated booster cushions, outboard positions (optional)

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).

Integrated booster cushion - outboard positions

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Outboard integrated booster cushions - folding up

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.

Integrated booster cushion - outboard positions

Outboard integrated booster cushions - folding down

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

2.Push the cushion forward/downward.

NOTE: The booster cushion must be completely lowered before the rear seat backrest can be folded down.

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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). The shoulder belt must never be placed behind the child's back or under the arm.

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 an authorized Volvo retailer only.

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

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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.

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.

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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 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 seventy-five years, and we'll continue to do our part. But we need your help. Please remember to put your children in the back seat, and buckle them up.

Volvo has some very specific recommendations:

Always wear your seat belt.

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 everyone in the vehicle be properly restrained.

Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than 4 feet 7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back seat of any vehicle with a front passenger side airbag.

Drive safely!

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Child Restraint Anchorages

Volvo cars are fitted 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.

The anchorage points are on the rear seat backrests.

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.

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ISOFIX/LATCH anchors

ISOFIX/LATCH anchors

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

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pg. 23 Instruments, switches and controls

 

Interior

24

Exterior

25

Instruments

26

Instrument panel

27

Indicator and warning lights

28

Text information window

30

Switches in the center console

31

Trip computer

32

Cruise control

33

Lighting panel

35

Steering wheel adjustment/lock, Ignition switch

36

Left-side steering wheel lever

37

Right-side steering wheel lever

38

Tailgate wipers/washers, Water repellent glass

39

Warning flashers, heated mirrors/rear window, heated front

40

seats

 

Parking brake, auxiliary socket/ashtrays

41

Electrically operated windows

42

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Rearview/sideview mirrors 43

Power moonroof 44

Sun visor 45

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pg. 25 Exterior

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1 Turn signals

2 Text window

3 Temperature gauge

The pointer should be approximately midway on the gauge when driving.

Do not drive the car if the warning light is on. The text window will provide you with additional

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information.

If the engine temperature remains high, check coolant level - see page 154.

4 Trip odometer/reset button

The trip odometer is used for measuring shorter distances. The last digit indicates 1/10 mile/kilometer. Press the button quickly to toggle between trip odometers 1 and 2. Hold in the button for more than 2 seconds to reset.

5Odometer

6Speedometer

7General warning light (see page 28).

8High beam indicator light

9Tachometer

Indicates engine speed in thousands of rpm. Do not drive for long with the needle in the red section. The engine has an built-in function preventing too high engine speed. When this function operates, you may discern some pulsation, which is normal.

10 Gear and driving mode indicator

The currently selected driving mode is displayed here. If you use the Geartronic function on the automatic transmission, the currently selected gear will be displayed.

11 Ambient temperature indicator

This display indicates the air temperature outside your car. A "snowflake" symbol in the text window is displayed when the temperature is in the range of 23 - 36° F (-5 - +2° C).

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.

12 Clock/reset button

Turn the button to adjust the clock.

13 Fuel gauge

The fuel tank holds approximately:

Front wheel drive, non-turbo models - 18.5 US gal. (70 liters) All turbo models - 18 US gal. (68 liters)

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When the warning light comes on there are approximately 1.8 US gal. (8 liters) of fuel remaining.

14 Indicator and warning lights

pg. 28 Indicator and warning lights

The indicator and warning lights described on pages 28 and 29 should never stay on when driving*

When the ignition key is turned, all of the warning lights in the lower right-hand side of the instrument panel should go on to test the function of the bulbs. If a light does not go off after the engine has started, the system indicated should be inspected.

NOTE: The parking brake reminder light will not go off until the parking brake has been fully released.

Warning lamp

in the center of the instrument panel

This lamp lights up red or yellow depending on the severity of the fault that has been detected.

Red symbol - Stop the vehicle as soon as possible in a suitable location and read the message shown in the text window. The symbol and accompanying text will remain on until the fault has been corrected.

Yellow symbol - Follow the instructions shown in the text window. The text can be erased by pressing the READ button (see page 30), or will disappear automatically after two minutes.

NOTE: When the message "TIME FOR REGULAR SERVICE" is displayed, the text can be erased and the yellow 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.

Brake failure warning light

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If the light comes on while driving or braking, stop immediately, open the hood and check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. See page 158 for the location of the reservoir.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

Oil pressure warning light

If the light comes on while driving, stop the car and then stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. R-models are also equipped with an oil level warning system. See page 160. If 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.

Parking brake reminder light

This light will be 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 warning light:

Generator warning light

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

* Rear fog light, if used, and trailer turn signal, if towing a trailer, will go on while driving.

pg. 29 Indicator and warning lights

Rear fog light

This light indicates that the rear fog light is on.

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Malfunction indicator lamp

On-Board Diagnostic II (OBDII): As you drive, a computer called "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 cleanliness, and driveability. Extended driving without correcting the cause could even damage other components in your car.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

NOTE: If the fuel filler cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp may indicate a fault. However, your vehicle's performance will not be affected. Use only Volvo original or approved fuel filler caps.

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 114 for additional information.

Stability Traction Control (STC) system (option), or Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) system (option)

An indicator light will flash when STC or DSTC is actively working to stabilize the car. See pages 115-116 for more detailed information.

Turn signal indicator - 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, neither the trailer's turn signals nor the car's turn signals are functioning.

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Seat belt reminder

This symbol lights up to indicate that the driver has not fastened his/her seat belt.

Tire pressure warning light

See page 123 for more information on this function.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

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 systemÕs 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.

pg. 30 Text information window

Messages in the text window

When a warning light in the instrument panel comes on, a message is also displayed in the text window. After you have read the message, you can erase it by pressing button A (see illustration above).

NOTE: Certain messages cannot be erased until the condition has been corrected.

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Warning messages override text messages from any car feature that also uses the text window. A warning message must be acknowledged (erased) before you can access the feature of your choice. Press button A to erase the warning message.

Erased messages are stored in the system's memory until the required action has been taken. You can scroll through the stored messages by pressing button A. The text window can be cleared (the message will be returned to memory) by pressing button A again.

General messages

STOP SAFELY: Stop and switch off the engine - to help prevent serious risk of damage.

STOP ENGINE: Stop and switch off the engine - to help prevent serious risk of damage.

SERVICE URGENT: Take your car to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for inspection immediately.

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

SERVICE REQUIRED: Take your car to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for inspection as soon as possible (but preferably before the next scheduled maintenance service).

FIX NEXT SERVICE: Have the system affected inspected at the next scheduled maintenance service.

TIME FOR REGULAR SERVICE: This light will come on at 7,500 mile (12,000 km) intervals, after 750 hours of driving or after 12 months, whichever occurs first, to remind the driver that the service interval has been exceeded. The light will stay on for 2 minutes after start until reset by the servicing retailer.

1)OIL LEVEL LOW/FILL OIL* Check the oil level and top up if necessary. See page 160.

2)OIL LEVEL LOW/STOP SAFELY* Stop as soon as possible and switch off the engine, check the oil level and top up if necessary. See page 160.

2) OIL LEVEL LOW/STOP ENGINE* Stop as soon as possible and switch off the engine, check the oil level and top up if necessary. See page 160.

2) OIL LEVEL LOW/SEE MANUAL* Stop as soon as possible and switch off the engine, check the oil level and top up if necessary. See page 160.

* These messages apply to R-models only.

1) Orange warning triangle, see page 28.

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2) Red warning triangle, see page 28.

pg. 31 Switches in the center console

The positions of these buttons may vary, depending on the specifications of your car

Stability Traction Control (STC)*/ Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC)**

Press this switch to turn the Spin Control (SC) function of the STC/DSTC system on or off. To help reduce the risk that the SC function is turned off inadvertently, the switch must be held in for at least half a second to disable this function.

See pages 115-116 for more information. R-models only:

The Active Yaw Control function can also be deactivated. See page 115 for more information.

WARNING!

Please be aware that the car's handling characteristics may be affected if the Spin Control/Active Yaw Control functions are switched off.

Disconnecting the alarm

This button is used to temporarily disconnect alarm sensors. See page 85 for further information

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Auxiliary socket

This 12 volt socket can be used to plug in certain accessories. The ignition key must be in position 1 (or higher) for the auxiliary socket to function. See also page 41 for more information.

Front/rear park assist (option/accessory)

See page 100 for more information on this function.

Four-C active chassis system: R models only

Please see page 99 for information on adjusting the active chassis settings.

Power child locks (option)

See page 86 for more information on this function.

Four-C active chassis system (option)

See page 99 for information on this function.

*Standard on all models except R-models.

**Standard on R-models, optional on all other models.

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Trip computer

The trip computer stores information gathered from several systems in your car and has four menus that can be displayed in the text window.

Driving distance on current fuel reserve

Average fuel consumption

Current fuel consumption

Average speed

Current speed in mph (Canadian models only)

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

Trip computer controls and functions

The four* trip computer functions can be accessed by twisting control B one step at a time in either direction. Twisting the control a fifth time** returns you to the original function.

The trip computer can be reset (current data will be erased from system memory) by pressing RESET (button C).

1. 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 12 miles (20 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 text window.

2. 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.

3. Current fuel consumption

This value indicates the current fuel consumption, based on readings taken once per second. When the car is

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not moving, "----" will be displayed.

4. 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.

5. Current speed in miles per hour (Canadian models only)

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

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

*Five functions on Canadian models **A sixth time on Canadian models

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pg. 33 Cruise control

Cruise control

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

Engaging cruise control

Press the CRUISE button. CRUISE will be displayed in the information window in the instrument panel.

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

Setting speed

Press + or - to set the current speed. CRUISE-ON will be displayed in the information window in the instrument panel.

Increasing or decreasing speed

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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.

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 approximately 20 mph (30 km/h).

Braking

Cruise control is automatically disengaged when the brake pedal is depressed. The currently set speed is stored in memory.

Pressing resume () will return the car to the previously set speed.

Acceleration

Momentary acceleration, such as 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.

Disengaging cruise control

To disengage cruise control, press the CRUISE button. CRUISE or CRUISE-ON will no longer be displayed in the information window in the instrument panel.

NOTE: Cruise control is automatically disengaged if:

the engine is switched off

the gear selector is placed in (N)eutral

the wheels start to spin or lock

the clutch is depressed

if an increase in speed is maintained for more than one minute

if the vehicle's speed falls below approximately 15 mph (25 km/h) for non-turbo models, or 20 mph (30 km/h) on turbo models.

(contd. on following page)

pg. 34 Cruise control

Temporarily disengaging cruise control

Press 0 to temporarily disengage cruise control. CRUISE will be displayed in the information window in the instrument panel.

Press the brake pedal. Press "resume" () to return to the previously set speed.

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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. 35 Lighting panel

1.Headlight/parking light switch

2.Front fog lights

3.Rear fog light

4.Instrument panel lighting

5.Fuel filler door unlock button

Parking lights

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

Turn switch 1 to position *.

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

Headlights

Turn the ignition key to position II.

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

See page 37 for information on switching between high and low beams.

NOTE: Bi-Xenon headlights (option): Turn the headlight switch to position 0 to activate a daylight sensor, which automatically switches the low beams on or off, depending on ambient light conditions.

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When driving in daylight, the headlights will switch off and the daytime running lights will come on. In darkness, the daytime running lights will switch off and the Bi-Xenon headlights will switch on.

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 2 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 3 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 0 or .

Move the thumb wheel (4) up to increase brightness or down to decrease brightness. Unlocking the fuel filler door

Press button 5 when the car is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the car begins to move forward. An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door relocks.

Unlocking the fuel filler door

Press button 5 when the car is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the car begins to move forward. An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door relocks.

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See also page 90.

NOTE: If the fuel filler door does not unlock after the button has been pressed, drive the car at a speed of at least 5 mph (8 km/h), stop the car, and press the button again.

pg. 36 Steering wheel adjustment/lock, Ignition switch

Pull down the lever (A) to adjust height (B), or reach (C)

Steering wheel adjustment

Both the height and the reach of the steering wheel can be adjusted to a comfortable position for the driver. Pull down the lever on the left of the steering column. Adjust the steering wheel to a suitable position and press the lever back into place to lock the steering wheel in the new position. Check that the steering wheel is locked in the new position.

WARNING!

Never adjust the steering wheel while driving.

Steering wheel lock

The steering wheel lock might be under tension when the car is parked. Turn the steering wheel slightly to free the ignition key.

In order to help reduce car theft, make sure the steering wheel lock is engaged before leaving the car.

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WARNING!

Never switch off the ignition (turn the ignition key to position 0) or remove the key from the ignition switch while the car is in motion. This could cause the steering wheel to lock, which would make the car impossible to steer.

A chime will sound if the key is left in the ignition and the driver's door is opened.

*The gear selector must be in the (P)ark position.

**Please be aware that leaving the key in this position will increase battery drain.

pg. 37 Left-side steering wheel lever

Lever positions

1.Turn signals, lane change position

2.Turn signals, position for normal turns

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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 until the lever has been released.

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

Turn the ignition key to position II.

With the light switch (1) in position ., (see page 35) pull the turn signal lever toward the steering

wheel (position 4) to toggle between high and low beams (this also applies on models equipped with the optional Bi-Xenon headlights).

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 30*, 60 or 90 seconds. The time interval can be changed by an authorized Volvo retailer.

*Factory setting

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Windshield wiper/washer

Windshield wipers/washers

0 Windshield wipers off

"Single sweep" position: Move the lever slightly upward from the 0 position for one sweep of the wipers. The lever returns automatically to 0 when released.

Intermittent wiper function. With the lever in this position, you can set the wiper interval by twisting ring 1 upward to increase wiper speed or downward to decrease the speed.

Rain sensor (option)

The rain sensor automatically regulates wiper speed according to the amount of water on the windshield. The sensitivity of the sensor can be adjusted by twisting ring 1 upward (greater sensitivity) or downward (reduced sensitivity).

Activating the rain sensor

1.Turn the ignition key to at least position I and put the windshield wiper lever in position 0.

2.Press button 2.

An LED in the button will light up to indicate that the rain sensor is active.

Deactivating the rain sensor

·Press button 2. or

·Move the windshield wiper lever down to another position.

Moving the lever up will not deactivate the rain sensor. Doing so will cause the wipers to sweep the windshield until the lever is released, at which time the wipers return to rain sensor mode.

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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.

Continuous wiper function

High wiper speed

Windshield washer

Pull the lever toward you and release it. Washer fluid will be sprayed on the windshield, and the wipers will make several sweeps across the windshield after the lever is released.

A message will be displayed in the text window when the washer fluid level is low.

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

Headlight wiper/washer (certain models)

When the lever is pulled to wash the windshield, high pressure jets mounted in the bumper will spray the headlights.

·To conserve washer fluid in driving conditions where the windshield washers are used frequently, the headlights will only be washed once for every five times the windshield is washed within a 10-minute period.

·When approximately 1 US quart (1 liter) remains in the washer fluid reservoir, the rear window and headlights will not be washed when the lever is pulled to conserve washer fluid for the windshield.

NOTE: R-models are also equipped with headlight wipers, which are activated along with the washer function.

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Tailgate wiper/washer

Tailgate wiper/washer 1 - Intermittent wiping 2 - Normal wiping

To operate the tailgate washer: Move the lever forward to start the tailgate washer. When less than approximately 1 US qt (1 liter) of washer fluid remains in the reservoir, the tailgate window will not be washed.

Tailgate wiper and reverse gear

If the front wipers are on and the car is put into reverse gear, then the tailgate wiper will go into intermittent wiping function*.

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

* Consult your Volvo retailer if you would like to have this function deactivated.

Water repellent glass - option

The sideview mirrors and side door windows can be treated with a water repellent coating. The optional laminated side windows always have this coating. The coating improves vision by causing the water to run off quickly. See page 149 for information on cleaning this type of glass.

CAUTION!

·Use only suitable plastic scrapers to remove ice or snow from the mirrors. Using a metal ice scraper could damage the water repellent coating.

·Use the heating function to remove ice, snow, or mist from the mirrors.

pg. 40 Warning flashers, Heated mirrors/rear window, Heated front seats

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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.

Heated sideview mirrors/rear window

Press the switch to start heating the rear window and sideview mirrors to remove ice or condensation. An LED in the switch will light up.

A timer automatically switches off the heating to the sideview mirrors after approximately 6 minutes and to the rear window after approximately 12 minutes. The LED will go out correspondingly.

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Heated front seats (option)

The front seat heating can be switched on and off as required.

Press the switch once for maximum seat heating. Both LEDs in the switch will be lit.

Press the switch a second time for comfort heating. One LED in the switch will be lit.

Press the switch a third time to turn the heating off completely.

The seat heating for the passenger seat should be switched off when the seat is not occupied.

pg. 41 Parking brake, Auxiliary socket, Ashtrays

Parking brake (hand brake)

The lever is situated between the front seats. The brake is applied to the rear wheels. The indicator light in the instrument panel will light up to indicate when the parking brake is applied. Apply the parking brake by pulling up firmly on the lever. Release the parking brake by depressing the button at the end of the lever and lowering the lever completely.

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WARNING!

Always use the parking brake (hand brake) when parking. On hills, also turn the front wheels toward the curb.

The indicator light in the instrument panel will light up even if the parking brake is applied only slightly. Be sure to pull the lever up sufficiently.

Front auxiliary socket

Rear auxiliary socket (option)

Auxiliary sockets

These 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.

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Ashtrays

Volvo cars in North America do not have an ashtray in the front seat as standard equipment. If you want to have an ashtray in the front seat, please contact your Volvo retailer.

pg. 42 Electrically operated windows

Electrically operated windows

The electrically operated windows are controlled by buttons in the arm rests. The ignition switch must be ON * (ignition key in position I, II or the engine running) for the electrically operated windows to function.

To lower: Press down the front edge of the button to the first detent ("stop").

To raise: Lightly pull up the front edge of the button to the first detent ("stop").

* The electrically operated windows will also function after the ignition has been switched off as long as neither of the front doors has been opened.

Auto up/down function (front doors only):

Either front door window can be opened or closed automatically.

Auto down: Press the front part of the button as far down as possible and release it immediately. To stop the window at any time, pull the button up.

Auto up: Pull the front part of the button up as far as possible and release it immediately. To stop the window at any time, press the button down.

NOTE: The power windows in the front seat have an overload protecting circuit breaker which reverses

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movement of the power windows to their starting points, if they are obstructed in any way. Thereafter the windows will operate normally again.

WARNING!

Always remove the ignition key when the vehicle is unattended.

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

Never leave children unattended in the car.

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

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Rearview mirror

A Normal position

B Night position, reduces glare from following headlights

Autodim function (option)

The autodim function reacts to headlights from following traffic and automatically reduces glare.

NOTE: This function is automatically switched off when the gear selector is placed in the Reverse position.

Sideview mirror controls

Electrically operated sideview mirrors

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

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Driver's side: Press the L switch (an LED in the switch will light up) to activate the adjustment control and then use this control to adjust the driver's door mirror.

Passenger's door: Press the R switch (an LED in the switch will light up) and then use the adjustment 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.

Remote central locking and sideview mirror memory

If you lock the car and later unlock it with the same remote control and open the driver's door, the sideview mirrors will automatically move to the position they were in when you left the car. This feature will work in the same way with all of the remote control transmitters (up to 3) that you use with your car.

This feature will not function if you lock your car with the key.

WARNING!

The mirrors should always be adjusted prior to driving. Objects seen in the wide-angle sideview mirror are closer than they appear to be.

pg. 44 Power moonroof (option)

Power moonroof

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To operate the moonroof, turn the ignition key to position I or II, or start the engine.

The moonroof can be operated in two ways:

A.Tilt position

B.Sliding moonroof

A. Tilt position

Open: With the moonroof closed, push up the rear edge of the switch (position 5 in the illustration below).

Close: Pull down and hold the rear edge of the switch (position 6 in the illustration below) until the moonroof has closed completely.

B. Sliding moonroof

Manual open: Pull the switch rearward to position 3 and hold it until the moonroof has opened to the position of your choice.

Auto open: Pull the switch as far back as possible (position 4) and release it to automatically slide open the moonroof to the "comfort"* position. Pull the switch rearward again to open the moonroof completely.

Manual close: Push the switch to position 2 and hold it until the moonroof has closed completely or to the position of your choice.

Auto close: Push the switch forward as far as possible (position 1) and release it to automatically close the moonroof .

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WARNING!

Never open/close the moonroof if it is obstructed in any way when in operation.

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.

*A position where the moonroof is not quite fully open which helps alleviate "rumbling" wind noise.

pg. 45 Sun visor

Sun visor

Sun visor:

The optional moonroof also features a sliding sun visor. The visor slides open automatically when the moonroof is opened. The visor must be closed manually.

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Chapter 3 - Climate control system

pg. 47 Climate control system

Ventilation

48

Climate control system - general information

49

Electronic Climate Control (ECC)

50

Manual climate control with air conditioning, A/C

54

pg. 48 Ventilation

Air vents in dash

Air vents (dash)

AOpen

BClosed

CHorizontal air flow

DVertical air flow

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

Air flow

The air that is drawn into the passenger compartment is distributed from 14 ventilation points.

Air vents in door pillars

Air vents in door pillars

AOpen

BClosed

CHorizontal air flow

DVertical air flow

Direct the air vents toward the rear side windows to demist.

Direct the air vents toward the rear seat for the best heating/cooling effect.

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Condensation on the inside of the windows

Keeping the insides of the windows clean will help reduce the amount of condensation that forms on the windows. Use a commercial window cleaning agent to clean the windows.

Ice and snow

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

Cabin air 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.

Sensors

The sunlight sensor on the dashboard and passenger compartment temperature sensor in the ECC control panel should not be covered in any way as this could cause incorrect information to be sent to the ECC system.

Parking the car in warm weather

If your car has been parked in the sun in warm weather, opening the windows and moonroof (option) for several minutes before driving will help release the warm air from the passenger compartment. When the engine is running, close the windows and moonroof and use the recirculation function for several minutes to enable the air conditioning to cool the compartment as quickly as possible.

Windows and optional moonroof

The ECC system will function best if the windows and optional moonroof are closed. If you drive with the moonroof open, we recommend that you manually adjust the temperature and blower control (the LED in the AUTO switch should be off).

Acceleration

The air conditioning is momentarily disengaged during full-throttle acceleration.

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.

Refrigerant

Volvo cares about the environment. The air conditioning system in your car contains a CFC-free

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refrigerant - R134a (HFC134a). This substance will not deplete the ozone layer. The system contains 2.2 lbs (1000 g) R134a and uses PAG oil.

Climate system blower

The climate system blower will be automatically switched off when the engine is not running (even if the ignition key is in position I or II) to avoid unnecessary battery drain. To activate the blower, turn the control to the desired setting.

Passenger compartment blower

Approximately 50 minutes after the ignition is turned off, the blower may come on automatically, and run for five minutes, to remove condensation in the A/C evaporator.

pg. 50 Electronic Climate Control (ECC)

pg. 51 Electronic Climate Control (ECC)

AUTO

This function automatically regulates the Electronic Climate Control system so that the selected temperatures are maintained. The blower, heating, air distribution (air flow) and air conditioning are controlled. If you prefer to manually set any of these functions, the remaining functions will still be controlled automatically. Pressing the AUTO button overrides any settings that were previously made

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manually.

Temperature

These controls are used to individually set the temperature for both sides of the passenger compartment. Please note that the compartment will not be heated or cooled faster by setting the temperature higher or lower than necessary. Set the control to the temperature you prefer.

Defroster

This function demists/de-ices the windshield and front side windows. The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the defrost function is engaged. Blower speed increases automatically and the air in the passenger compartment is dehumidified. Recirculation will not function while defrost is engaged.

Heated rear window/sideview mirrors

This function demists/de-ices the rear window and sideview mirrors. The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the heating function is engaged. See page 40 for additional information on this function.

CAUTION:

Never use ice scrapers made of metal as they can easily scratch the mirror surface.

pg. 52 Electronic Climate Control (ECC) - manual settings

Recirculation (see also page 55)

Press this switch to engage the recirculation function (air in the passenger compartment recirculates - no fresh air enters the compartment). The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the function is engaged.

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Use this function if the outside air is contaminated with exhaust gases, smoke, etc or to heat/cool the car quickly.

Recirculation should not be used for more than 15 minutes. If your windows begin to fog or mist, make sure that the recirculation function is switched off.

Selecting Defroster automatically switches recirculation off.

Timer mode activation: (Cars with Interior Air Quality system have no timer mode) Press and hold the recirculation button for at least 3 seconds to activate a recirculation timer mode. The amber LED in the recirculation button will flash 5 times to show that the timer mode is being activated. In the timer mode, each time the recirculation button is pressed, the climate control system will recirculate the air in the passenger compartment for 5-12 minutes, depending on the outside air and then revert back to fresh air.

Timer mode deactivation: Press and hold the recirculation button for at least 3 seconds. The amber LED in the recirculation button will illuminate steadily for 5 seconds to show a return to "normal" mode.

In normal mode, when the recirculation button is pressed, the climate control system will recirculate the air in the passenger compartment until the recirculation button is pressed again.

Timer mode memory: If the car is turned off while timer mode is active, timer mode will still be active when the car is restarted.

Heated front seats (option)

Please see page 40 for more information on this function.

Press AUTO to automatically regulate air flow or press any combination of the controls shown in the illustration to manually adjust air flow. An LED in the switch will light up if an air flow control has been pressed.

Air conditioning ON/OFF

Press the switch to turn the air conditioning on or off. The "ON" or "OFF" LED will light up to indicate if the system is switched on or off. Other functions will still be regulated automatically (if the AUTO switch is on).

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The air conditioning functions only at temperatures above 32° F (0° C).

While the Defroster function is selected, the air conditioning is temporarily activated to dehumidify the air, even if you have manually switched the air conditioning off. This will only function if the blower is not switched off.

Blower control

Turn the control clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the blower speed. Pressing the AUTO switch will automatically regulate blower speed and override manual adjustment.

NOTE: Turning the blower control counterclockwise as far as possible (an orange LED next to the control will light up) will turn both the blower and the air conditioning off.

pg. 53 Electronic Climate Control (ECC) with Interior Air Quality system (option)

Interior Air Quality system (option)

Some cars are equipped with a multifilter and air quality sensor. The filter separates gases and particles, thereby reducing the amounts of odors and contaminants entering the car. The air quality sensor detects increased levels of contaminants in the outside air. When the Air quality sensor detects contaminated outside air, the air intake closes and the air inside the passenger compartment is recirculated, i.e. no outside air enters the car. The filter also cleans recirculated passenger compartment air. When the Air

quality sensor is activated, the LED AUT comes on in

Operation:

Press

to activate the Air quality sensor (normal setting).

Or select one of three functions by pressing

.

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1. Press

: the LED AUT comes on. The Air quality sensor is now activated.

2. Press

: no LED is lighted. Recirculation not activated.

3. Press

: the LED MAN comes on. Recirculation is now activated.

You can switch between these three functions by repeatedly pressing

Keep the following in mind:

Make it a rule to have the air quality sensor activated at all times.

Recirculation is limited in cold climates to avoid misting up.

If misting occurs, you should deactivate the Air quality sensor.

If the windows mist up, you can also use the windshield and side window defroster functions. See page 51.

The filter should be changed at the intervals listed in the Warranty and Service Records Information booklet. However, if the car is used in a severely contaminated environment, it may be necessary to change the filter more frequently.

pg. 54 Manual climate control with air conditioning, A/C

pg. 55 Manual climate control with air conditioning, A/C

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A/C - ON/OFF

The air conditioning function is engaged by pressing ON and disengaged by pressing OFF. When you select Defroster , the air conditioning is automatically engaged if the fan is not set to position 0.

Heated front seats (option)

Please see page 40 for more information on this function.

Heated rear window/sideview mirrors

This function demists/de-ices the rear window and sideview mirrors. The LED in the switch will light up to indicate that the heating function is engaged. See page 40 for additional information on this function.

CAUTION:

Never use ice scrapers made of metal as they can easily scratch the mirror surface.

Recirculation

Recirculation can be used to shut out stale air, exhaust, 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 warm weather.

If you allow the air in the car to recirculate, there is a risk of icing and fogging, especially in winter. The timer function minimizes the risk of ice, misting and stale air.

Activate the timer function as follows:

Press

for more that 3 seconds. The LED flashes for 5 seconds. The air recirculates in the car

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for 3-12 minutes depending on the outside temperature.

The timer function is activated each time you press

.

To switch off the timer function :

Press

again for more than 3 seconds. The LED lights for 5 seconds to confirm your selection.

Recirculation is always disconnected when you select Defroster .

Blower

Blower speed can be increases or decreased by turning the knob. If the knob is set to 0, the air conditioning function is automatically disengaged.

Temperature

Turn the control to set the temperature for the driver's and passenger's sides of the car. For cooler air, the air conditioning function must be engaged.

Air distribution

Use the air distribution control positions (marked with dots) between the different symbols to fine-tune air distribution for the maximum comfort.

pg. 56 Manual climate control with air conditioning, A/C

Air distribution

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Chapter 4 - Interior

pg. 57 Interior

Front seats (electrically operated)

58

Front seats (manually operated)

59

Storage compartments

61

Front storage compartments, coat hanger

63

Folding table in rear seat

64

Rear seat and cargo area

65

Cargo area

70

Securing cargo

71

Steel grid, cargo net

72

Nylon cargo net (XC70 with 3-section rear seat)

73

Cargo area cover, vanity mirrors

74

Spare tire

75

Auxiliary seat in cargo area, Extra handgrip -

76

XC70

 

Interior lighting

77

pg. 58 Front seats

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Electrically operated seats (option) Operation

Driver's seat:

The seat can be adjusted if the ignition key is in position I, II or if the engine is running. It can also be adjusted as follows with the ignition off:

·Within 10 minutes after the driver's door has been unlocked from the outside and has been opened and remains open.

·Within 40 seconds, if the driver's door has just been closed.

·Within 40 seconds, if the driver's door has not been opened after the ignition has been switched off.

Passenger's seat:

The seat can only be adjusted if the ignition key is in position I, II or if the engine is running.

Seat adjustment

Adjust the power seat(s) with the controls at the side of the seat as follows: 1 Front edge of seat (raise/lower)

2 Forward - rearward

3 Rear edge of seat (raise/lower)

4 Backrest tilt

Power seat adjustment controls

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 about 20 seconds before operating the seat again.

Emergency stop

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

NOTE: Please refer to the following page for information on programming the memory function in the driver's seat.

Remote keyless entry system and the driver's seat

The remote control transmitter also controls the position of the electrically operated driver's seat in the following way:

1.Adjust the seat to your preferences.

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

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The position of the seat is now stored in the remote control.

Automatic seat adjustment

To move the seat to the position in which you left it:

1.Unlock the driver's door with the same remote control (the one used to lock the doors).

2.Open the driver's door within 2 minutes.

The driver's seat will automatically move to the position in which you left it.

NOTE:

·The seat will move to this position even if someone else has moved it to a different seating position and locked the car with a different remote control.

·This feature will work in the same way with all of the remote control transmitters (up to 3) that you use with your vehicle.

·This feature will not function if your lock your vehicle with the key.

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.

pg. 59 Front seats

Programming the driver's seat memory (option)*

Three different seating and door mirror positions can be stored in the driver seat's memory. The following example explains how button 1 can be programmed.

Buttons 2 and 3 can be programmed in the same way.

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

1.Move the seat to the desired position using the seat adjustment controls (see the previous page).

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

3.With the MEM button depressed, press button 1 briefly 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.

* This option is only available on the driver's seat.

Manually adjusted front seats

1.Front-rear adjustment: lift the bar and move the seat to the position of your choice.

2.Raise/lower the front edge of the seat cushion (option): use the control to pump the front edge of the cushion up or down.

3.Raise/lower seat height: pump the seat up or down

4.Lumbar support: turn the control for firmer or softer lumbar support.

5.Backrest tilt: turn the control to adjust the angle of the backrest.

6.Control panel for optional power seat (see page 58 for more information).

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WARNING!

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.

Check that the seat is securely locked into position after adjusting.

pg. 60 Front seats

Folding front seat backrest

The passenger seat backrest can be folded down to the horizontal position for carrying long loads. To fold down the backrest:

Move the seat as far rearward as possible

Adjust the backrest tilt to the most upright position

Lift the catches on the lower rear side of the backrest

Without releasing the catches, push the backrest forward

Move the seat as far forward as possible so that the head restraint slides under the glove compartment.

WARNING!

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

pg. 61 Storage compartments

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1.Storage compartment in door

2.Storage pocket in edge of front seat

3.Ticket clip

4.Glove compartment

5.Storage compartment and cup holders in center console (see the following page for more information)

6.Storage space and cupholders in rear seat armrest

7.Storage pocket in rear side of front seats§

WARNING!

Make sure that no hard, sharp or heavy objects lie on or in any of the storage places where they might cause injury during heavy braking.

pg. 62 Cup holders, Glove compartment

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Storage compartments in the center console

1.Storage compartment cover

2.Front storage compartment

This storage space is fitted with a sliding cover (not on XC70 models)

3.12-volt socket

4.Space for accessory ashtray

Cup holder for rear seat passengers

·To access the storage compartment, press the button on the left side of the armrest and fold the entire cover rearward.

·To open the rear seat cup holder, press the button on the right side of the armrest. Fold the upper section of the cover rearward.

The two sections of the cover can be closed separately.

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Removing the cup holder in the center console

pg. 63 Front storage compartments, Coat hanger

Cup holders in the center console-V70 (option)

To remove the cup holders:

Press the cup holder forward (1), while lifting the rear edge (2).

Move the cup holder rearward (3), into the groove under the sliding cover.

Angle the front edge of the cup holder upward (4) and lift it out.

Return the cup holder to the storage space in the reverse order.

Cup holders in the center console XC70 (option)

To remove the cup holders:

Grasp the rear edge of the cup holder and press in the rear side to release the rear edge.

Pull up the cup holder's rear edge and the lift it out.

Return the cup holder to the storage space in the reverse order.

NOTE: Avoid pinching the parking brake gaiter.

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Storage in the glove compartment

The glove compartment has storage spaces designed specifically to hold credit cards, pens, and pencils.

Coat hanger

Use the coat hanger for light jackets, etc.

pg. 64 Folding table in rear seat

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Folding Table (option)

Pull the tab and fold the table section forward.

Fold the armrest in the backrest forward. Fold out the table so that it rests on the armrest. Press to release the cup holder. You do not have to fold the backrest forward, if you only want to use the cup holder.

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To close: Fold the table section upward into place. Fold the arm under the table inward being careful not to pinch your hand. Pull the release and fold the table section back in place.

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pg. 65 Rear seat and cargo area

Folding down an outboard head restraint

Extension of cargo area

The rear seat is in two sections and each section can be folded forward separately.

Before the backrests are folded down:

Adjust the front seat backrests into a more upright position if they are excessively reclined.

Pull the rear seat cushion strap and pull the cushion forward against the front seat backrests.

Fold down the outboard head restraint(s) by pulling the strap as shown in the illustration above.

Lowering the center head restraint

Center seat head restraint

Models with 2-section rear seat

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Lower the center seat head restraint if it is raised. Press the release button behind the right-hand support. See illustration above.

Folding the outboard backrests down

Models with 2 or 3-section rear seat

Press the backrest catch to the rear and tip the backrest forward. See the illustration below.

A - Catch in closed position.

B - Catch in open position.

Tipping an outboard backrests forward

WARNING!

The red lock indicator is VISIBLE (B) when the backrest is NOT locked in position and not visible

(A) 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 seatbacks. This will reduce the possibility of luggage, etc. becoming projectiles during sudden maneuvers, rapid braking or an accident.

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Folding down the center section of the backrest

XC70 with 3-section rear seat

To fold down the center section of the backrest (without folding down either of the outboard sections): Lower the head restraint. Press the center section backrest catch to the rear and tip the backrest forward.

WARNING!

The backrest must be securely locked when it is returned to the upright position. The word "UNLOCKED" on the lock indicator should not be visible.

Center head restraint release button

Center head restraint (rear)

The center head restraint can be adjusted according to the passenger's height. The restraint should be carefully adjusted to support the occupant's head.

To raise: Pull up to the desired height.

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To lower: Press the release button behind the right-hand support while pressing down the head restraint to the desired position.

XC70 with the optional 3-section rear seat only

To lower: Pull the head restraint slightly forward and press down.

Adjusting center head restraint height-XC70 with optional 3-section rear seat

WARNING!

Please note that the lowest head restraint position is only intended for use when the backrest is to be folded down, or when the seat is not occupied.

The head restraint is intended to help protect the head/neck in a collision. Ensure that it is properly adjusted for the occupant of the seat.

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Removing the center backrest

XC70 with 3-section rear seat

Press the button at the top of the center section to the rear to release the locking mechanism.

Fold the backrest section slightly forward.

Pull up on the handle at the upper rear side of the backrest (see illustration above) to release this section of the backrest from the retaining bar at the base of the backrest. Lift out the backrest.

Replacing the center backrest

Before the center section is put back in place, the right section of the backrest must be locked in the upright position.

Replace the backrest by pressing the bottom section onto the retaining bar until the backrest clicks into place.

Please consult your Volvo retailer for information about accessory equipment that can be placed in the center section of the backrest.

WARNING!

For safety reasons, the center section of the backrest or seat cushion should not be left in the car after they have been removed.

Please be aware that with the center section of the backrest removed, unanchored objects in the rear cargo area could be thrown forward between the outboard sections of the backrest in the event of a sudden stop.

When the center section of the backrest is put back in place, the right-hand section of the backrest must be in the upright position in order to lock the center section securely in place and to be able to use the center seat belt.

Center armrest

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Center armrest

XC70 with 3-section rear seat

The center backrest can be reversed and used as an armrest.

Remove the center backrest as described above.

Turn the backrest so that the front side faces up (see illustration above).

Press the backrest back onto the retaining bar until it locks in place.

To return the backrest to its normal position, pull the handle (which is now at the front, on the underside) to release the backrest from the retaining bar. Return the backrest to the normal position as described above.

pg. 68 Rear seat and cargo area

Partition with storage pockets (accessory)

XC70 with the optional 3-section rear seat A partition with storage pockets is available as an accessory on V70 models with a 3- section rear seat. This partition can help prevent objects in the cargo area from being thrown forward when the center section of the backrest is not in the upright position. Please refer to the installation instructions that are included with the partition or consult your Volvo retailer.

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NOTE: Make sure that the holes in the plastic ferrules on the top of the backrest engage the hooks on the bottom of the seat cushion. When you later raise the backrest and seat cushion, the head restraints must be returned to their normal positions.

Removing the seat cushion

Models with 2 or 3-section rear seat

Pull up the seat by the handle. Unlock the two red locking tabs. Lift out the seat. When replacing, do everything in reverse order. Make sure the red locking tabs are in a locked position.

WARNING!

The red lock indicator is VISIBLE (B) when the backrest is NOT locked in position and not visible

(A) when the backrest is correctly locked in place. When the backrest is in the upright position, it must always be correctly locked in place.

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A - Catch in closed position.

B - Catch in open position.

Rear seat backrest

You can adjust the angle of the rear seat backrests. To adjust a backrest to a more upright position:

Press the catch until the red mark is visible.

Pull the backrest forward to a new locked position.

Make sure that the backrest is secured in a locked position and that the red mark is no longer visible.

Follow the same procedure to adjust the backrest to a less upright position.

pg. 70 Cargo area

Cargo area lighting

An extra roof lamp is fitted at the end of the cargo area.

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Holder for grocery bags (option)

Open the tailgate. Hang or secure your grocery bags by means of tensioning straps or holders. To remove the plastic tray (option), turn the two knobs at the sides.

Auxiliary 12 Volt socket in cargo area (option)

Fold down the cover when you want to use the electric socket.

NOTE: The socket is live whether the ignition is switched on or off. Using the socket without the engine running can drain your car's battery.

pg. 71 Securing cargo

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Securing cargo

As a safety precaution, your car is equipped with four eyelets in the cargo space to which straps can be attached to secure luggage.

WARNING!

The eyelets are not to be used as passenger restraints or as anchorages for child restraints.

Unless the car is equipped with an optional Volvo auxiliary seat for children, passengers should not ride in the rear cargo area.

Remember that a 44 lbs object produces a force of 2,200 lbs in a head-on collision at 30 mph!

Auxiliary seat

If an auxiliary seat is installed in the vehicle, store the seat before loading cargo. The auxiliary seat is not designed to carry or restrain cargo.

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