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VOLVO XC90

Owner's Manual

Web Edition

Welcome to the world-wide family of Volvo owners. We trust that you will enjoy many years of safe driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed with your safety and comfort in mind. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the equipment descriptions and operating instructions in this manual.

We also urge you and your passengers to wear seat belts at all times in this (or any other) vehicle. And, of course, please do not operate a

vehicle if you may be affected by alcohol, medication or any impairment that could hinder your ability to drive.

Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable federal safety and emission standards. If you have any questions regarding your vehicle, please contact your Volvo retailer or see the section "Contacting Volvo" in this manual's "Introduction" chapter for information on getting in touch with Volvo in the United States and Canada.

Contents

00 Introduction

 

Important information...............................

10

Environment..............................................

14

Important warnings...................................

15

00

01 Safety

 

Occupant safety........................................

18

Seat belts..................................................

20

Supplemental Restraint System...............

23

Front airbags.............................................

24

Occupant Weight Sensor..........................

28

Side impact protection airbags.................

31

Inflatable Curtain.......................................

33

Whiplash Protection System.....................

35

Child safety...............................................

37

Child restraint systems.............................

39

Infant seats...............................................

41

Convertible seats......................................

43

Booster cushions......................................

46

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors..................

47

Top tether anchors....................................

49

Child restraint registration and recalls......

50

Integrated01booster cushion.......................

51

02 Instruments and controls

 

Instrument overview..................................

56

Instrument panel.......................................

58

Information display...................................

62

Center console buttons............................

64

Steering wheel adjustment.......................

66

Lighting panel...........................................

67

Manually unlocking the fuel filler door......

69

Left-side steering wheel lever...................

70

Right-side steering wheel lever.................

71

Hazard warning flashers...........................

74

Trip computer...........................................

75

Cruise control............................................

77

12-volt sockets.........................................

79

Hood/tailgate............................................

80

Power windows.........................................

81

Mirrors.......................................................

83

.......................................

86

Power02moonroof

 

HomeLink® Wireless Control System*.....

88

4* Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.

Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

03 Climate

 

 

04 Interior

 

Climate control system – general informa-

 

 

Front seats..............................................

104

tion............................................................

94

 

Rear seats

108

Air distribution

96

 

 

Interior lighting

111

Electronic climate control (ECC)

98

 

 

Storage compartments

113

03

 

 

04

 

 

 

 

Securing cargo........................................

118

 

 

 

 

 

 

05 Locks and alarm

 

Remote keys and key blades..................

124

Locking and unlocking............................

128

Child safety locks....................................

130

Alarm.......................................................

131

05

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Contents

06 Starting and driving

 

General information................................

134

Fuel requirements...................................

135

Refueling.................................................

137

Starting the vehicle.................................

139

Ignition switch and steering wheel lock.. 141

Economical driving..................................

142

Difficult driving conditions......................

143

Automatic transmission..........................

144

Jump starting..........................................

147

All Wheel Drive*.......................................

148

Brake system..........................................

149

Parking brake..........................................

151

Stability system.......................................

152

Front/rear park assist*.............................

154

Towing....................................................

156

Towing a trailer.......................................

158

...........................

161

Detachable06trailer hitch

 

Load carriers (accessory)........................

162

Cold weather precautions.......................

163

Before a long distance trip......................

164

Blind Spot Information System*..............

165

07 Wheels and tires

General information................................

172

Tire inflation ............................................

175

Tire inflation pressure tables – U.S. mod-

 

els............................................................

177

07

 

Tire inflation pressure tables – Canadian

 

models....................................................

178

Tire designations.....................................

179

Glossary of tire terminology....................

181

Vehicle loading........................................

182

Uniform Tire Quality Grading..................

183

Snow chains, snow tires, studded tires.. 184

Temporary spare.....................................

185

Tire Sealing System ...............................

186

Changing wheels....................................

191

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

195

08 Car care

 

Washing and cleaning the vehicle..........

200

Paint touch up.........................................

204

08

6* Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.

Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09 Maintenance and servicing

 

 

10 Audio

 

 

11 Specifications

 

Volvo service...........................................

208

 

Audio system overview...........................

244

 

Label information....................................

276

Maintaining your vehicle.........................

209

 

Audio system controls............................

245

 

Dimensions ............................................

278

Working on your vehicle.........................

211

 

Radio functions.......................................

250

 

Weights ..................................................

280

Engine compartment...............................

213

 

Sirius satellite radio.................................

255

 

Fluids......................................................

282

Engine oil................................................

214

 

Auxiliary equipment................................

259

 

Suspension.............................................

284

Fluids......................................................

217

 

CD player/changer..................................

261

 

Engine oil................................................

285

Wiper blades...........................................

219

 

Menu structure........................................

264

 

Engine specifications..............................

286

Battery.....................................................

220

 

Bluetooth® hands-free connection.........

265

 

Electrical system.....................................

287

Replacing bulbs......................................

223

 

Rear Seat Entertainment – Dual Screen

 

 

Three-way catalytic converter.................

289

Fuses......................................................

230

 

(RSE)*

......................................................

270

 

Overview of information and warning sym-

 

09

 

 

 

10

 

 

bols ........................................................

290

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo programs11.......................................

292

* Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.

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Contents

12 Index

Index.......................................................

294

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8

Contents

9

Introduction

Important information

Contacting Volvo

In the USA:

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

Customer Care Center

1 Volvo Drive,

P.O. Box 914

Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647 1-800-458-1552 www.volvocars.us

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp National Customer Service 175 Gordon Baker Road North York, Ontario M2H 2N7 1-800-663-8255 www.volvocanada.com

About this manual

Before you operate your vehicle for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the information found in the chapters "Instruments and controls" and "Starting and driving."

Information contained in the balance of the manual is extremely useful and should be read after operating the vehicle for the first time.

The manual is structured so that it can be used for reference. For this reason, it should be kept in the vehicle for ready access.

Footnotes

Certain pages of this manual contain information in the form of footnotes at the bottom of the page. This information supplements the text that the footnote number refers to (a letter is used if the footnote refers to text in a table).

Display texts

There are several displays in the driver’s field of vision that show messages generated by various systems and functions in the vehicle. These texts are indicated in the Owner’s Manual by being in slightly larger type than the surrounding text and are printed in gray, (for example: Doors automatic lock).

Decals

There are various types of decals in the vehicle whose purpose is to provide important information in a clear and concise way. The importance of these decals is explained as follows, in descending order of importance.

Risk of injury

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Black ISO symbols on a yellow warning background, white text/image on a black background. Decals of this type are used to indicate potential danger. Ignoring a warning of this type could result in serious injury or death.

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Risk of damage to the vehicle

Information

G031592

White ISO symbols and white text/image on a black or blue warning background and space for a message. If the information on decals of this type is ignored, damage to the vehicle could result.

G031593

White ISO symbols and white text/image on a black background. These decals provide general information.

NOTE

The decals shown in the Owner’s Manual are examples only and are not intended to be reproductions of the decals actually used in the vehicle. The purpose is to give an indication of how they look and their approximate location in the vehicle. The applicable information for your particular vehicle can be found on the respective decals in the vehicle.

Introduction

Important information

Types of lists used in the manual

Procedures

Procedures (step-by-step instructions), or actions that must be carried out in a certain order, are arranged in numbered lists in this manual.

If there is a series of illustrations associated with step-by-step instructions, each step in the procedure is numbered in the same way as the corresponding illustration.

Lists in which letters are used can be found with series of illustrations in cases where the order in which the instructions are carried out is not important.

Arrows with or without numbers are used to indicate the direction of a movement.

If there are no illustrations associated with a step-by-step list, the steps in the procedure are indicated by ordinary numbers.

Position lists

Red circles containing a number are used in general overview illustrations in which certain components are pointed out. The corresponding number is also used in the position list's description of the various components.

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Introduction

Important information

Bullet lists

Bullets are used to differentiate a number of components/functions/points of information that can be listed in random order.

For example:

Coolant

Engine oil

Continued

This symbol can be found at the lower right corner of an odd-numbered (right-hand) page to indicate that the current topic is continued on the following page.

Options and accessories

Optional or accessory equipment described in this manual is indicated by an asterisk.

Optional or accessory equipment may not be available in all countries or markets. Please note that some vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements.

Contact your Volvo retailer for additional information.

NOTE

All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication.

Volvo reserves the right to make model changes at any time, or to change specifications or design without notice and without incurring obligation.

Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and emission control requirements. In some cases it may be difficult or impossible to comply with these requirements. Modifications to the emission control system(s) may render your Volvo not certifiable for legal operation in the U.S., Canada and other countries.

WARNING

If your vehicle is involved in an accident, unseen damage may affect its drivability and safety.

WARNING

CALIFORNIA proposition 65

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of 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.

WARNING

Certain components of this vehicle such as air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, adaptive steering columns, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate material. Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal.

See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/ perchlorate.

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Introduction

Important information

Shiftlock

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

Keylock

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

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

The ABS system in your vehicle 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 the illustration on page 67) when the vehicle is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the vehicle begins to move forward. An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door relocks.

Fuel filler cap

The fuel filler door, located on the right rear quarter panel, is connected to your vehicle's central locking system.

Points to keep in mind

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. 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.

Vehicle event data (Black box)

Your vehicle's driving and safety systems employ computers that monitor, and share with each other, information about your vehicle's operation. One or more of these computers may store what they monitor, either during normal vehicle operation or in a crash or nearcrash event. Stored information may be read and used by:

Volvo Car Corporation

service and repair facilities

law enforcement or government agencies

others who may assert a legal right to know, or who obtain your consent to know such information.

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Introduction

Environment

Volvo and the environment

Volvo is committed to the well being of its customers. As a natural part of this commitment, we care about the environment in which we all live. Caring for the environment means an everyday involvement in reducing our environmental impact. Volvo's environmental activities are based on a holistic view, which means we consider the overall environmental impact of a product throughout its complete life cycle. In this context, design, production, product use, and recycling are all important considerations. In production, Volvo has partly or completely phased out several chemicals including CFCs, lead chromates, asbestos, and cadmium; and reduced the number of chemicals used in our plants 50% since 1991.

Volvo was the first in the world to introduce into production a three-way catalytic converter with a Lambda sond, now called the heated oxygen sensor, in 1976. The current version of this highly efficient system reduces emissions of harmful substances (CO, HC, NOx) from the exhaust pipe by approximately 95 – 99% and the search to eliminate the remaining emissions continues. Volvo is the only automobile manufacturer to offer CFC-free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system of all models as far back as the 1975 model 240. Advanced electronic engine controls and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer to our goal. In addition to

continuous environmental refinement of conventional gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, Volvo is actively looking at advanced technology alternative-fuel vehicles.

When you drive a Volvo, you become our partner in the work to lessen the car's impact on the environment. To reduce your vehicle's environmental impact, you can:

Maintain proper air pressure in your tires. Tests have shown decreased fuel economy with improperly inflated tires.

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

Drive at a constant speed whenever possible.

See a trained and qualified Volvo service technician as soon as possible for inspection if the check engine (malfunction indicator) light 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 vehicle, please use genuine Volvo car care products. All Volvo car care products are formulated to be environmentally friendly.

Recycling

As part of Volvo’s commitment to the environment, it is essential for the vehicle to be recycled in an environmentally sound way. Almost the entire vehicle can be recycled and for that reason, the vehicle’s final owner is requested to contact a Volvo retailer for information about approved and certified recycling facilities.

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Introduction

Important warnings

Driver distraction

A driver has a responsibility to do everything possible to ensure his or her own safety and the safety of passengers in the vehicle and others sharing the roadway. Avoiding distractions is part of that responsibility.

Driver distraction results from driver activities that are not directly related to controlling the vehicle in the driving environment. Your new Volvo is, or can be, equipped with many fea- ture-rich entertainment and communication systems. These include hands-free cellular telephones, navigation systems, and multipurpose audio systems. You may also own other portable electronic devices for your own convenience. When used properly and safely, they enrich the driving experience. Improperly used, any of these could cause a distraction.

For all of these systems, we want to provide the following warning that reflects the strong Volvo concern for your safety. Never use these devices or any feature of your vehicle in a way that distracts you from the task of driving safely.

Distraction can lead to a serious accident. In addition to this general warning, we offer the following guidance regarding specific newer features that may be found in your vehicle

Never use a hand-held cellular telephone while driving. Some jurisdictions prohibit

cellular telephone use by a driver while the vehicle is moving.

If your vehicle is equipped with a navigation system, set and make changes to your travel itinerary only with the vehicle parked.

Never program your audio system while the vehicle is moving. Program radio presets with the vehicle parked, and use your programmed presets to make radio use quicker and simpler.

Never use portable computers or personal digital assistants while the vehicle is moving.

Accessory installation

We strongly recommend that Volvo owners install only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and that accessory installations be performed only by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to ensure compatibility with the performance, safety, and emission systems in your vehicle. Additionally, a trained and qualified Volvo service technician knows where accessories may and may not be safely installed in your Volvo. In all cases, please consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician before installing any accessory in or on your vehicle.

Accessories that have not been approved by Volvo may or may not be specifically tested for compatibility with your vehicle. Additionally, an inexperienced installer may not be familiar with some of your car's systems.

Any of your car's performance and safety systems could be adversely affected if you install accessories that Volvo has not tested, or if you allow accessories to be installed by someone unfamiliar with your vehicle.

Damage caused by unapproved or improperly installed accessories may not be covered by your new vehicle warranty. See your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for more warranty information. Volvo assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from the installation of non-gen- uine accessories.

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Occupant safety......................................................................................

18

Seat belts................................................................................................

20

Supplemental Restraint System..............................................................

23

Front airbags...........................................................................................

24

Occupant Weight Sensor........................................................................

28

Side impact protection airbags...............................................................

31

Inflatable Curtain.....................................................................................

33

Whiplash Protection System...................................................................

35

Child safety.............................................................................................

37

Child restraint systems...........................................................................

39

Infant seats..............................................................................................

41

Convertible seats....................................................................................

43

Booster cushions....................................................................................

46

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors.................................................................

47

Top tether anchors..................................................................................

49

Child restraint registration and recalls....................................................

50

Integrated booster cushion.....................................................................

51

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S A F E T Y

01 Safety

01

 

Occupant safety

 

 

 

Volvo's concern for safety

Never drink and drive.

However, NHTSA cannot become

 

Safety is the Volvo cornerstone. Our concern

If you are taking any medication, consult

involved in individual problems

 

dates back to 1927 when the first Volvo rolled

your physician about its potential effects

between you, your retailer, or Volvo

 

off the production line. Three-point seat belts

on your driving abilities.

Cars of North America, LLC. To con-

 

(a Volvo invention), safety cages, and energy-

Take a driver-retraining course.

 

tact NHTSA, you may either call the

 

absorbing impact zones were designed into

Have your eyes checked regularly.

 

Volvo vehicles long before it was fashionable

Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at

 

Keep your windshield and headlights

 

or required by government regulation. We will

1-888-327-4236

 

clean.

 

not compromise our commitment to safety. We

(TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or write to:

 

Replace wiper blades when they start to

 

continue to seek out new safety features and

 

to refine those already in our vehicles. You can

leave streaks.

NHTSA, U.S. Department of Trans-

 

help. We would appreciate hearing your sug-

Take into account the traffic, road, and

portation, Washington D.C. 20590.

 

gestions about improving automobile safety.

weather conditions, particularly with

You can also obtain other information

 

We also want to know if you ever have a safety

regard to stopping distance.

 

concern with your vehicle. Call us in the U.S.

 

about motor vehicle safety from:

 

at: 800-458-1552 or in Canada at:

Reporting safety defects in the U.S.

http://www.safercar.gov

 

800-663-8255.

 

If you believe that your vehicle has a

Volvo strongly recommends that if

 

 

 

 

 

 

defect which could cause a crash or

 

Occupant safety reminders

your vehicle is covered under a serv-

 

could cause injury or death, you

 

How safely you drive doesn't depend on how

ice campaign, safety or emission

 

should immediately inform the

 

old you are but rather on:

recall or similar action, it should be

 

How well you see.

National Highway Traffic Safety

completed as soon as possible.

 

Administration (NHTSA) in addition to

 

Your ability to concentrate.

Please check with your local retailer

 

notifying Volvo Cars of North Amer-

 

How quickly you make decisions under

or Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

 

ica, LLC. If NHTSA receives similar

 

 

stress to avoid an accident.

if your vehicle is covered under these

 

 

complaints, it may open an investiga-

 

The tips listed below are suggestions to help

conditions.

 

tion, and if it finds that a safety defect

 

you cope with the ever changing traffic envi-

NHTSA can be reached at:

 

ronment.

exists in a group of vehicles, it may

 

 

 

 

 

order a recall and remedy campaign.

Internet:

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http://www.nhtsa.gov

Telephone:

1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

Reporting safety defects in Canada

If you believe your vehicle has a defect that could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform Transport Canada in addition to notifying Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.

To contact Transport Canada, call

(800) 333-0510, or (613) 993-9851 if you are calling from the Ottawa region.

01 Safety

Occupant safety

 

01

 

 

 

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01 Safety

 

 

 

01

Seat belts

 

 

 

 

Using seat belts

 

sioners are triggered in situations where the

NOTE

 

 

 

airbags deploy. The front seat belts also

Each seat belt (except for the driver's belt)

 

 

 

include a tension reducing device which, in the

 

 

 

is equipped with the ALR/ELR function,

 

 

 

event of a collision, limits the peak forces exer-

 

 

 

which is designed to help keep the seat belt

 

 

 

ted by the seat belt on the occupant.

 

 

 

taut. ALR/ELR activates if the seat belt is

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckling a seat belt

pulled out as far as possible. If this is done,

 

 

 

a sound from the seat belt retractor will be

 

 

 

Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch

 

 

 

audible, which is normal, and the seat belt

 

 

 

plate into the receptacle until a distinct click is

will be pulled taut and locked in place. This

 

 

 

heard. The seat belt retractor is normally

function is automatically disabled when the

 

 

 

"unlocked" and you can move freely, provided

seat belt is unbuckled and fully retracted.

 

 

 

that the shoulder belt is not pulled out too far.

 

 

 

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The seat belt retractor will lock up in the fol-

See also page 38 for information about using

 

 

 

child seat.

 

 

 

lowing situations:

a seat belt's ALR/ELR function to anchor a

 

 

 

if the belt is pulled out rapidly

 

Adjusting the seat belt

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 pretensioners

The seat belts are equipped with pretensioners that reduce slack in the belts. These preten-

during braking and acceleration

if the vehicle is leaning excessively

when driving in turns

if the Automatic Locking Retractor/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) is activated

When wearing the seat belt remember:

The belt should not be twisted or turned.

The lap section of the belt must be positioned low on the hips (not pressing against the abdomen).

Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled up into its retractor and that the shoulder and lap belts are taut.

Unbuckling the seat belt

To remove the seat belt, press the red section on the seat belt receptacle. Before exiting the vehicle, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor slot.

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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.

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.

01 Safety

Seat belts

01

Seat belt use during pregnancy

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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

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01 Safety

01 Seat belts

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 see page 38 for information on securing child seats with the seat belts.

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.

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01 Safety

 

 

 

Supplemental Restraint System

01

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

Where applicable, a text message

 

WARNING

 

 

will also be displayed when the

If your vehicle has been subjected to flood

 

 

SRS warning light illuminates. If

 

 

conditions (e.g. soaked carpeting/standing

 

 

this warning symbol is not func-

 

 

water on the floor of the vehicle) or if your

 

 

tioning properly, the general warn-

 

 

vehicle has become flood-damaged in any

 

 

ing symbol illuminates and a text message will

 

 

way, do not attempt to start the vehicle or

 

 

be displayed.

put the key in the ignition before discon-

 

 

WARNING

necting the battery (see below). This may

 

 

cause airbag deployment which could result

 

 

If the SRS warning light stays on after

in personal injury. Have the vehicle towed to

 

 

a trained and qualified Volvo service tech-

 

 

the engine has started or if it illuminates

 

 

nician for repairs.

 

 

while you are driving, have the vehicle

 

 

Automatic transmission:

 

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inspected by a trained and qualified

 

Volvo service technician as soon as

Before attempting to tow the vehicle, use

 

possible.

the following procedure to override the

 

SRS warning light

Never try to repair any component or

shiftlock system to move the gear selector

 

part of the SRS yourself. Any interfer-

to the neutral position:

 

As an enhancement to the three-point seat

 

 

 

ence in the system could cause mal-

1. Switch off the ignition for at least

 

belts, your Volvo is equipped with a Supple-

function and serious injury. All work on

 

10 minutes and disconnect the battery.

 

mental Restraint System (SRS). Volvo's SRS

these systems should be performed by

2. Wait at least one minute.

 

consists of seat belt pretensioners, front air-

an authorized Volvo service technician.

 

3.

Insert the key in the ignition and turn it

 

bags, side impact airbags, the occupant

 

 

 

 

to position II

 

weight sensor, and inflatable curtains. All of

 

 

 

 

4. Press firmly on the brake pedal.

 

these systems are monitored by the SRS con-

 

 

trol module. An SRS warning light in the instru-

 

5. Move the gear selector from P (Park) to

 

ment panel (see the illustration) illuminates

 

 

the N(Neutral) position.

 

when the ignition key is turned to position I, II,

 

 

 

 

or III, and will normally go out after approxi-

 

 

 

 

mately 7 seconds if no faults are detected in

 

 

 

 

the system.

 

 

 

 

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01

Front airbags

 

 

 

The front airbag system

 

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 replace-

 

 

 

ment for–the three-point seat belts. For

 

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maximum protection, wear seat belts at

 

prevent all possible injuries that may

 

 

 

all times. Be aware that no system can

 

 

 

occur in an accident.

The front airbags supplement the three-point

Location of the passenger's side front airbag

Never drive a vehicle with your hands on

seat belts. For these airbags to provide the

As the movement of the seats' occupants com-

the steering wheel pad/airbag housing.

protection intended, seat belts must be worn

presses the airbags, some of the gas is expel-

The front airbags are designed to help

at all times.

led at a controlled rate to provide better cush-

prevent serious injury. Deployment

The front airbag system includes gas genera-

ioning. Both seat belt pretensioners also

occurs very quickly and with consider-

deploy, minimizing seat belt slack. The entire

able force. During normal deployment

tors surrounded by the airbags, and decelera-

process, including inflation and deflation of the

and depending on variables such as

tion sensors that activate the gas generators,

airbags, takes approximately one fifth of a sec-

seating position, one may experience

causing the airbags to be inflated with nitrogen

ond.

abrasions, bruises, swellings, or other

gas.

 

injuries as a result from deployment of

 

The location of the front airbags is indicated by

 

one or both of the airbags.

 

SRS AIRBAG embossed on the steering wheel

 

When installing any accessory equip-

 

pad and above the glove compartment, and by

 

decals on both sun visors and on the front and

ment, make sure that the front airbag

 

system is not damaged. Any interfer-

 

far right side of the dash.

 

ence in the system could cause mal-

 

 

 

 

function.

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Front airbags

 

01

Front airbag deployment

 

 

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NOTE

 

 

The front airbags are designed to deploy

Deployment of front airbags occurs only

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during certain frontal or front-angular col-

 

 

 

 

 

one time during an accident. In a colli-

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lisions, impacts, or decelerations, depend-

 

 

 

 

 

sion where deployment occurs, the air-

 

 

 

 

ing on the crash severity, angle, speed and

 

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bags and seat belt pretensioners acti-

 

 

 

object impacted. The airbags may also

 

 

 

 

 

 

vate. Some noise occurs and a small

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deploy in certain non-frontal collisions

 

 

 

 

where rapid deceleration occurs.

 

amount of powder is released. The

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release of the powder may appear as

 

 

The SRS sensors, which trigger the front

 

 

 

 

 

smoke-like matter. This is a normal

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airbags, are designed to react to both the

 

characteristic and does not indicate fire.

 

 

 

 

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impact of the collision and the inertial

Volvo's front airbags use special sen-

 

 

 

forces generated by it, and to determine if

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sors that are integrated with the front

 

 

 

the intensity of the collision is sufficient for

 

 

 

 

 

seat buckles. The point at which the air-

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the seat belt pretensioners and/or airbags

 

 

 

 

 

bag deploys is determined by whether

 

 

 

to be deployed.

 

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or not the seat belt is being used, as well

 

 

However, not all frontal collisions activate the

 

 

 

 

as the severity of the collision.

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front airbags.

Collisions can occur where only one of

 

 

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If the collision involves a nonrigid object

 

 

 

the airbags deploys. If the impact is less

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(e.g., a snow drift or bush), or a rigid, fixed

 

severe, but severe enough to present a

 

 

 

 

object at a low speed, the front airbags will

 

clear injury risk, the airbags are trig-

 

 

 

 

not necessarily deploy.

 

gered at partial capacity. If the impact is

 

 

 

Front airbags do not normally deploy in a

 

more severe, the airbags are triggered

 

 

 

 

side impact collision, in a collision from the

 

at full capacity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Should you have questions about any component in the SRS system, please contact a trained and qualified Volvo service technician or Volvo customer support:

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01 Safety

01 Front airbags

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 fastened.

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.

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Airbag decal on the outside of both sun visors

Passenger's side airbag decal

WARNING

Children must never be allowed in the front passenger's seat.

Occupants in the front passenger's seat must never sit on the edge of the seat, sit leaning toward the instrument panel or otherwise sit out of position.

The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

Feet must be on the floor, e.g., not on the dash, seat or out of the window.

WARNING

No objects or accessory equipment, e.g. dashboard covers, may be placed on, attached to, or installed near the air bag hatch (the area above the glove compartment) or the area affected by airbag deployment.

There should be no loose articles, e.g. coffee cups, on the floor, seat, or dashboard area.

Never try to open the airbag cover on the steering wheel or the passenger's side dashboard. This should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

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

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Front airbags

 

01

 

 

 

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01 Safety

 

 

01

Occupant Weight Sensor

 

 

 

Disabling the passenger's side front

not inflate) the passenger's side front airbag

The OWS uses a PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF

 

airbag

under certain conditions.

indicator lamp which will illuminate and stay on

 

 

The OWS works with sensors that are part of

to remind you that the passenger's side front

 

 

airbag is disabled. The PASSENGER AIRBAG

 

 

the front passenger's seat and seat belt. The

 

 

OFF indicator lamp is located in the overhead

 

 

sensors are designed to detect the presence of

 

 

console, near the base of the rearview mirror.

 

 

a properly seated occupant and determine if

 

 

 

 

 

the passenger's side front airbag should be

NOTE

 

 

enabled (may inflate) or disabled (will not

 

 

 

 

 

inflate).

The PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator

 

 

The OWS will disable (will not inflate) the pas-

lamp will illuminate for a short period of time

 

 

when the ignition is turned on to confirm it

 

 

senger's side front airbag when:

 

 

is functional. When the front passenger's

 

 

 

 

 

the front passenger's seat is unoccupied,

seat is not occupied (empty seat) or in the

 

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or has small/medium objects in the front

event that the passenger's side front airbag

 

 

AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp will be off.

 

 

seat,

is enabled (may inflate), the PASSENGER

 

 

 

 

 

the system determines that an infant is

 

Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) indicator light

present in a rear-facing infant seat that is

However, if a fault is detected in the system:

installed according to the manufacturer's

Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults

 

instructions,

The OWS indicator light will stay on

and children) shorter than 4 feet 7 inches

the system determines that a small child is

The SRS warning light (see page 23) will

(140 cm) be seated in the rear seat of any vehi-

cle with a passenger's side front airbag, and be

present in a forward-facing child restraint

come on and stay on

that is installed according to the manufac-

The message PASS. AIRBAG OFF

properly restrained. Children should always be

turer's instructions,

seated in child restraints appropriate for their

SERVICE URGENT will be displayed in the

the system determines that a small child is

size and weight. For child safety recommen-

information display.

dations, see page 37.

present in a booster seat,

 

a front passenger takes his/her weight off

 

The Occupant Weight Sensor (OWS) is

 

of the seat for a period of time,

 

designed to meet the regulatory requirements

 

a child or a small person occupies the front

 

of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard

 

(FMVSS) 208 and is designed to disable (will

passenger's seat.

 

 

 

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01 Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Occupant Weight Sensor

 

01

 

 

illuminate and stay on to remind you that the

indicator lamp is lit. Make sure the child restraint is properly

 

 

WARNING

 

 

installed (turn the vehicle off, remove the child restraint from

 

If a fault in the system is detected and

passenger's side front airbag is disabled (see

the vehicle and reinstall the restraint following the child

 

the following table).

 

 

restraint manufacturer's instructions) and that the

 

 

indicated as explained, be aware that

 

 

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is on, or move

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the child restraint to the rear seat.

 

 

the passenger's side front airbag will

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passeng-

OWS indi-

Passeng-

 

 

 

 

 

not deploy in the event of a collision.

 

 

The OWS is designed to enable (may inflate)

 

 

 

er's seat

cator light

er's side

 

 

In this case, the safety systems and

 

 

the passenger's side front airbag in the event

 

 

occu-

status

front air-

 

 

 

Occupant Weight Sensor should be

 

 

of a collision anytime the system senses that a

 

 

 

pancy sta-

 

 

 

bag status

 

 

 

inspected by a trained and qualified

 

 

 

 

 

person of adult size is sitting properly in the

 

 

 

tus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo service technician as soon as

 

 

 

 

 

 

front passenger's seat. The PASSENGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

possible.

 

Seat unoc-

OWS indica-

Passenger's

 

AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp will be off and

 

 

 

 

 

remain off.

 

 

 

 

cupied

tor light

side front

 

 

 

 

 

 

If a person of adult size is sitting in the front

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

 

is not

airbag disa-

 

 

Never try to open, remove, or repair any

 

 

lit

bled

 

passenger's seat, but the PASSENGER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp is on, it is possible

 

 

components in the OWS system. This

 

Seat occu-

OWS indica-

Passenger's

 

that the person isn't sitting properly in the seat.

 

 

could result in system malfunction.

 

pied by low

tor light

side front

 

If this happens:

 

 

Maintenance or repairs should only be

 

 

 

 

 

weight

 

 

lights

airbag disa-

 

1. Turn the vehicle off and ask the person to

 

 

carried out by a trained and qualified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

occupant/

up

bled

 

 

 

Volvo service technician.

 

 

place the seat back in an upright position.

 

 

 

objectA

 

 

 

 

 

 

The front passenger's seat should not

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Have the person sit upright in the seat,

 

 

Seat occu-

OWS indica-

Passenger's

 

 

 

be modified in any way. This could

 

 

centered on the seat cushion, with the per-

 

 

reduce pressure on the seat cushion,

 

pied by

tor light

side front

 

son's legs comfortably extended.

 

 

which might interfere with the OWS sys-

 

heavy occu-

 

 

is not

airbag ena-

 

3. Restart the vehicle and have the person

 

 

tem's function.

 

pant/object

lit

bled

 

 

 

 

 

remain in this position for about two

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The OWS is designed to disable (will not inflate)

A Volvo recommends that children always be properly

minutes. This will allow the system to

 

 

restrained in appropriate child restraints in the rear seats.In

detect that person and enable the pas-

 

the passenger's side front airbag when a rear

 

rare situations when the seat belt is not properly fastened,

 

 

some child restraints may not be detected by the OWS

senger's frontal airbag.

 

facing infant seat, a forward-facing child

 

 

 

because there is very little weight on the vehicle seat cush-

 

 

 

restraint, or a booster seat is detected. The

 

ion. In these cases the passenger's side front airbag may be

4. If the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator

 

 

disabled, but the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp

 

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp will

 

will not be lit. Do not assume that the passenger's side front

lamp remains on even after this, the person

 

airbag is disabled unless the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF

should be advised to ride in the rear seat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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01

 

Occupant Weight Sensor

 

 

 

 

 

 

This condition reflects limitations of the OWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

WARNING

 

classification capability. It does not indicate

 

 

 

 

 

 

No objects that add to the total weight

 

Keep the following points in mind with

 

OWS malfunction.

 

 

 

 

 

on the seat should be placed on the

 

respect to the OWS system. Failure to follow

 

Modifications

 

front passenger's seat. If a child is

 

these instructions could adversely affect the

 

If you are considering modifying your vehicle in

 

seated in the front passenger's seat

 

system's function and result in serious injury

 

 

 

to the occupant of the front passenger's

 

any way to accommodate a disability, for

 

with any additional weight, this extra

 

 

 

 

seat:

 

example by altering or adapting the driver's or

 

weight could cause the OWS system to

 

 

 

 

The full weight of the front seat passen-

 

front passenger's seat(s) and/or airbag sys-

 

enable the airbag, which might cause it

 

 

tems, please contact Volvo at:

 

to deploy in the event of a collision,

 

 

ger should always be on the seat cush-

 

 

thereby injuring the child.

 

 

ion. The passenger should never lift

 

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The seat belt should never be wrapped

 

 

him/herself off the seat cushion using

 

 

 

 

 

 

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around an object on the front passeng-

 

 

the armrest in the door or the center

 

 

 

 

console, by pressing the feet on the

 

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er's seat. This could interfere with the

 

 

 

 

 

 

floor, by sitting on the edge of the seat

 

 

OWS system's function.

 

 

 

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The front passenger's seat belt should

 

 

 

 

 

backrest in a way that reduces pressure

 

 

 

 

 

 

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on the seat cushion. This could cause

 

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pressure on the passenger than normal.

 

 

OWS to disable the front passenger's

 

 

This could increase the pressure exer-

 

 

 

 

 

 

side airbag.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Do not place any type of object on the

 

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could result in the airbag being enabled,

 

 

 

which might cause it to deploy in the

 

 

front passenger's seat in such a way

 

 

 

 

 

 

that jamming, pressing, or squeezing

 

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event of a collision, thereby injuring the

 

 

 

 

 

 

occurs between the object and the front

 

 

 

 

child.

 

 

 

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correct use of the Automatic Locking

 

 

 

 

 

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tor (ALR/ELR) seat belt (see page 38).

 

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No objects should be placed under the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

front passenger's seat. This could inter-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fere with the OWS system's function.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Side impact airbags – front seats only

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Location of the side impact (SIPS) airbag

As an enhancement to the structural side impact protection built into your vehicle, the vehicle 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.

01 Safety

Side impact protection airbags

01

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 gas generators and side airbag modules built into the outboard sides of both front seat backrests.

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Driver's side SIPS airbag

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Passenger's side SIPS airbag

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01 Side impact protection airbags

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 vehicle 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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01 Safety

 

 

 

Inflatable Curtain

01

The Inflatable Curtain (IC)

 

will deploy, whereas, in some cases, ONLY the

 

 

 

Inflatable Curtain will deploy. In cases where

 

 

 

BOTH the Inflatable Curtain and the SIPS-bag

 

 

 

deploy, deployment will occur simultaneously.

 

 

 

NOTE

 

 

 

If the Inflatable Curtain deploys, it remains

 

 

 

inflated for approximately 5 seconds.

 

 

 

WARNING

 

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The IC system is a supplement to the

 

Side Impact Protection System. It is not

 

 

 

 

 

 

designed to deploy during collisions

 

 

The inflatable curtains in the Volvo XC90 are

from the front or rear of the vehicle or in

 

 

all rollover situations.

 

This system consists of inflatable curtains

also designed to help protect the occupants of

 

Never try to open or repair any compo-

 

located along the sides of the roof liners,

the vehicle in a roll-over situation, and to help

 

nents of the IC system. This should be

 

stretching from the front side windows to the

prevent them from being thrown from the vehi-

 

done only by a trained and qualified

 

rear edge of the rear side windows. It is

cle if a roll-over occurs.

 

Volvo service technician.

 

designed to help protect the heads of the occu-

 

 

NOTE

Never hang heavy items from the ceiling

 

pants of the front seats and the occupants of

 

the outboard rear seating positions, including

The Inflatable Curtains extend to protect all

handles. This could impede deployment

 

of the Inflatable curtain.

 

the outboard passenger in the third row of

 

three rows of seats.

 

 

seats in certain side impact collisions.

 

 

 

By design, the IC system deploys only on the side of the vehicle affected by the impact.

However, in certain side impacts, or in a rollover situation, BOTH the Inflatable Curtains and the Side Impact Airbag System (SIPS-bag)

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01 Safety

01 Inflatable Curtain

WARNING

In order for the VIC to provide its best protection, both front seat occupants and both outboard rear seat occupants should sit in an upright position with the seat belt properly fastened; adults using the seat belt and children using the proper child restraint system. Only adults should sit in the front seats. Children must never be allowed in the front passenger seat. See page 38 for guidelines. Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants in an accident.

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01 Safety

Whiplash Protection System

01

Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) – front seats only

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The Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) 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 "rearended").

In the event of a collision of this type, the hinges and brackets of the front seat backrests are designed to change position slightly to allow the backrest/head restraint to help support the occupant's head before moving slightly rearward. This movement helps absorb some of the forces that could result in whiplash.

WARNING

The WHIPS system is designed to supplement the other safety systems in your vehicle. For this system to function properly, the three-point seat belt must be worn. Please be aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.

The WHIPS system is designed to function in certain collisions from the rear, depending on the crash severity, angle and speed.

WARNING

Occupants in the front seats must never sit out of position. The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

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01 Safety

 

 

01

Whiplash Protection System

 

 

 

WARNING

WARNING

WARNING

 

If your vehicle has been involved in a

Any contact between the front seat backr-

Boxes, suitcases, etc. wedged behind

 

rear-end collision, the front seat backr-

ests and the folded rear seat could impede

the front seats could impede the func-

 

ests must be inspected by a trained and

the function of the WHIPS system. If the rear

tion of the WHIPS system.

 

qualified Volvo service technician, even

seat is folded down, the occupied front

If the rear seat backrests are folded

 

seats must be adjusted forward so that they

 

if the seats appear to be undamaged.

 

do not touch the folded rear seat.

down, cargo must be secured to pre-

 

Certain components in the WHIPS sys-

 

vent it from sliding forward against the

 

 

 

tem may need to be replaced.

 

 

 

front seat backrests in the event of a

 

Do not attempt to service any compo-

 

 

 

collision from the rear. This could inter-

 

nent in the WHIPS system yourself.

 

fere with the action of the WHIPS sys-

 

 

 

tem.

 

 

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Child safety

 

01

Children should be seated safely

restrained to help reduce the chance of injuring

When a child has outgrown the child safety

 

Volvo recommends the proper use of restraint

or increasing the injury of a child.

seat, you should use the rear seat with the

 

 

systems for all occupants including children.

All states and provinces have legislation gov-

standard seat belt fastened. The best way to

 

Remember that, regardless of age and size, a

erning how and where children should be car-

help protect the child here is to place the child

 

child should always be properly restrained in a

ried in a vehicle. Find out the regulations exist-

on a cushion so that the seat belt is properly

 

vehicle.

ing in your state or province. Recent accident

located on the hips, see page 46. Legislation

 

Your vehicle is also equipped with ISOFIX/

statistics have shown that children are safer in

in your state or province may mandate the use

 

of a child seat or cushion in combination with

 

LATCH attachments, which make it more con-

rear seating positions than front seating posi-

 

the seat belt, depending on the child's age and/

 

venient to install child seats.

tions when properly restrained. A child restraint

 

or size. Please check local regulations.

 

 

system can help protect a child in a vehicle.

 

Some restraint systems for children are

A specially designed and tested booster cush-

 

Here's what to look for when selecting a child

 

designed to be secured in the vehicle by lap

 

restraint system:

ion and backrest can be obtained from your

 

belts or the lap portion of a lap-shoulder belt.

 

It should have a label certifying that it

Volvo retailer.

 

Such child restraint systems can help protect

 

 

 

 

children in vehicles in the event of an accident

meets applicable Federal Motor Vehicle

USA: for children weighing 33 – 80 lbs.

 

only if they are used properly. However, chil-

Safety Standards (FMVSS 213) – or in Can-

(15 – 36 kg) and 38 – 54 inches (97 – 137 cm)

 

dren could be endangered in a crash if the child

ada, CMVSS 213.

in height

 

restraints are not properly secured in the vehi-

Make sure the child restraint system is

Canada: for children weighing 40 – 80 lbs.

 

cle. Failure to follow the installation instructions

approved for the child's height, weight and

(18 – 36 kg) and 40 – 54 inches (102 – 137 cm)

 

for your child restraint can result in your child

development – the label required by the

in height

 

striking the vehicle's interior in a sudden stop.

standard or regulation, or instructions for

 

 

 

Holding a child in your arms is NOT a suitable

infant restraints, typically provide this infor-

 

 

 

mation.

 

 

 

substitute for a child restraint system. In an

In using any child restraint system, we urge

 

 

 

accident, a child held in a person's arms can

 

 

 

you to carefully look over the instructions

 

 

 

be crushed between the vehicle's interior and

 

 

 

that are provided with the restraint. Be sure

 

 

 

an unrestrained person. The child could also be

 

 

 

you understand them and can use the

 

 

 

injured by striking the interior, or by being ejec-

 

 

 

device properly and safely in this vehicle.

 

 

 

ted from the vehicle during a sudden maneuver

 

 

 

A misused child restraint system can result

 

 

 

or impact. The same can also happen if the

 

 

 

in increased injuries for both the infant or

 

 

 

infant or child rides unrestrained on the seat.

child and other occupants in the vehicle.

 

 

 

Other occupants should also be properly

 

 

 

 

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01 Safety

01

 

Child safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Insert the seat belt latch plate into the

part. But we need your help. Please remember

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

buckle (lock) in the usual way.

to put your children in the back seat, and

 

 

Do not use child safety seats or child

 

 

4. Release the seat belt and pull it taut around

buckle them up.

 

 

 

booster cushions/backrests in the front

 

 

 

 

 

 

the child seat. A sound from the seat belt

 

 

 

 

passenger's seat. We also recommend

 

 

Volvo has some very specific

 

 

 

that children under 4 feet 7 inches

 

 

retractor will be audible at this time and

recommendations:

 

 

 

(140 cm) in height who have outgrown

 

 

is normal.

Always wear your seat belt.

 

 

 

these devices sit in the rear seat with the

The belt will now be locked in place.

Airbags are a SUPPLEMENTAL safety

 

 

 

seat belt fastened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On hot days, the temperature in the

This function is automatically disabled

device which, when used with a three-

 

 

when the seat belt is unlocked and the belt

point seat belt can help reduce serious

 

 

 

vehicle interior can rise very quickly.

injuries during certain types of accidents.

 

 

 

is fully retracted.

 

 

 

Exposure to these high temperatures

 

 

 

Volvo recommends that you do not dis-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for even a short period of time can

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

connect the airbag system in your vehicle.

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

cause heat-related injury or death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo strongly recommends that everyone

 

 

 

Small children are particularly at risk.

 

Do not use child safety seats or child

 

 

 

 

 

in the vehicle be properly restrained.

 

 

 

 

 

booster cushions/backrests in the front

Volvo recommends that ALL occupants

 

Automatic Locking Retractor/

 

passenger's seat. We also recommend that

 

 

children who have outgrown these devices

(adults and children) shorter than 4 feet

 

Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/

 

sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly

7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back

 

ELR)

 

fastened.

seat of any vehicle with a front passenger

 

To make child seat installation easier, each

 

 

 

side airbag.

 

 

 

 

 

Volvo's recommendations

Drive safely!

 

seat belt (except for the driver's belt) is equip-

 

ped with a locking mechanism to help keep the

Why does Volvo believe that no child should sit

 

 

seat belt taut.

in the front seat of a vehicle? It's quite simple

 

 

When attaching the seat belt to a child seat:

really. A front airbag is a very powerful device

 

 

designed, by law, to help protect an adult.

 

 

1. Attach the seat belt to the child seat

 

 

Because of the size of the airbag and its speed

 

 

 

 

according to the child seat manufacturer's

 

 

 

 

of inflation, a child should never be placed in

 

 

 

 

instructions.

 

 

 

 

the front seat, even if he or she is properly bel-

 

 

2. Pull the seat belt out as far as possible.

 

 

ted or strapped into a child safety seat. Volvo

 

 

 

 

 

has been an innovator in safety for over sev-

 

 

 

 

 

enty-five years, and we'll continue to do our

 

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Child restraints

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Infant seat

There are three main types of child restraint systems: infant seats, convertible seats, and booster cushions. They are classified according to the child's age and size.

The following section provides general information on securing a child restraint using a three-point seat belt. Refer to page 47 and page 49 for information on securing a child restraint using ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top tether anchorages.

01 Safety

Child restraint systems

01

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Convertible seat

 

Booster cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

 

 

A child seat should never be used in the front passenger seat of any vehicle with a front passenger airbag – not even if the

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF symbol near the rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles equipped with Occupant Weight Sensor). If the severity of an accident were to cause the airbag to inflate, this could lead to serious injury or death to a child seated in this position.

Always refer to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions for detailed information on securing the restraint.

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01 Safety

01 Child restraint systems

WARNING

When not in use, keep the child restraint system secured or remove it from the passenger compartment to help prevent it from injuring passengers in the event of a sudden stop or collision.

A small child's head represents a considerable part of its total weight and its neck is still very weak. Volvo recommends that children up to age 4 travel, properly restrained, facing rearward. In addition, Volvo recommends that children should ride rearward facing, properly restrained, as long as possible.

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01 Safety

Infant seats

01

Securing an infant seat with a seat belt

 

 

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Positioning the seat belt through the infant seat

Fasten the seat belt

Do not place the infant seat in the front passenger's seat

NOTE

Refer to page 47 and page 49 for information on securing a child restraint using ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top tether anchorages.

WARNING

An infant seat must be in the rear-facing position only.

The infant seat should not be positioned behind the driver's seat unless there is adequate space for safe installation.

1.Place the infant seat in the rear seat of the vehicle.

2.Attach the seat belt to the infant seat according to the manufacturer's instructions.

WARNING

A child seat should never be used in the front passenger seat of any vehicle with a front passenger airbag – not even if

the "Passenger airbag off" symbol near the rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles equipped with Occupant Weight Sensor). If the severity of an accident were to cause the airbag to inflate, this could lead to serious injury or death to a child seated in this position.

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01 Safety

01

Infant seats

 

 

3. Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch

WARNING

 

plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct

It should not be possible to move the child

 

click is audible.

 

restraint (child seat) more than 1 in. (2.5 cm)

 

 

 

 

in any direction along the seat belt path.

The infant seat can be removed by unbuckling the seat belt and letting it retract completely.

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Pull out the shoulder section of the seat belt

4.Pull the shoulder section of the seat belt out as far as possible to activate the belt's automatic locking function.

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Ensure that the seat is securely in place

NOTE

The locking retractor will automatically release when the seat belt is unbuckled and allowed to retract fully.

5.Press the infant seat firmly in place, let the seat belt retract and pull it taut. A sound from the seat belt retractor's automatic locking function will be audible at this time and is normal. The seat belt should now be locked in place.

6.Push and pull the infant seat along the seat belt path to ensure that it is held securely in place by the seat belt.

01 Safety

Convertible seats

01

Securing a convertible seat with a seat

 

WARNING

 

 

WARNING

belt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always use a convertible seat that is suita-

A small child's head represents a consider-

 

ble for the child's age and size. See the con-

able part of its total weight and its neck is

 

vertible seat manufacturer's recommenda-

still very weak. Volvo recommends that chil-

 

tions.

dren up to age 4 travel, properly restrained,

 

 

facing rearward. In addition, Volvo recom-

 

 

mends that children should ride rearward

 

 

facing, properly restrained, as long as pos-

 

 

sible.

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Do not place the convertible seat in the front pas-

 

 

senger's seat

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NOTE

 

 

 

Refer to page 47 and page 49 for infor-

Route the seat belt through the convertible seat

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ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and/or top

 

mation on securing a child restraint using

 

 

tether anchorages.

 

Fasten the seat belt

 

 

Convertible seats can be used in either a forward or rearward-facing position, depending on the age and size of the child.

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01 Safety

 

01

Convertible seats

 

 

WARNING

 

 

Convertible child seats should be instal-

 

 

led in the rear seat only.

 

 

A rear-facing convertible seat should not

 

 

be positioned behind the driver's seat

 

 

unless there is adequate space for safe

 

 

installation.

 

 

1. Place the convertible seat in the rear seat

 

 

of the vehicle.

 

 

2. Attach the seat belt to the convertible seat

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according to the manufacturer's instruc-

 

tions.

 

3.Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct click is audible.

4.Pull the shoulder section of the seat belt out as far as possible to activate the belt's automatic locking function.

Pull out the shoulder section of the seat belt

NOTE

The locking retractor will automatically release when the seat belt is unbuckled and allowed to retract fully.

5.Press the convertible seat firmly in place, let the seat belt retract and pull it taut. A sound from the seat belt retractor's automatic locking function will be audible at this time and is normal. The seat belt should now be locked in place.

6.Push and pull the convertible seat along the seat belt path to ensure that it is held securely in place by the seat belt.

Ensure that the seat is securely in place

WARNING

It should not be possible to move the child restraint (child seat) more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) in any direction along the seat belt path.

The convertible seat can be removed by unbuckling the seat belt and letting it retract completely.

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WARNING

A child seat should never be used in the front passenger seat of any vehicle with a front passenger airbag – not even if the

PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF symbol near the rear-view mirror is illuminated (on vehicles equipped with Occupant Weight Sensor). If the severity of an accident were to cause the airbag to inflate, this could lead to serious injury or death to a child seated in this position.

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Convertible seats

 

01

 

 

 

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01

Booster cushions

 

 

Securing a booster cushion

 

 

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Positioning the seat belt

Position the child correctly on the booster cushion

Booster cushions are recommended for children who have outgrown convertible seats.

1.Place the booster cushion in the rear seat of the vehicle.

2.With the child properly seated on the booster cushion, attach the seat belt to or around the cushion according to the manufacturer's instructions.

3.Fasten the seat belt by inserting the latch plate into the buckle (lock) until a distinct click is audible.

4.Ensure that the seat belt is pulled taut and fits snugly around the child.

WARNING

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.

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

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Using the ISOFIX/LATCH lower child seat anchors

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ISOFIX/LATCH lower child restraint anchors

Lower anchors for ISOFIX/LATCH-equipped child seats are located in the second row, outboard seats, hidden below the backrest cushions. Symbols on the seat back upholstery mark the anchor positions (see the illustration).

To access the anchors:

1.Put the child restraint in position.

2.Kneel on the child restraint to press down the seat cushion and locate the anchors by feel.

01 Safety

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors

 

01

3. Fasten the attachment on the child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE

 

 

 

restraint's lower straps to the ISOFIX/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rear seat's center position is not

 

 

 

LATCH lower anchors.

 

 

 

 

4. Firmly tension the lower child seat straps

 

 

 

 

equipped with ISOFIX/LATCH lower

 

 

 

 

 

 

anchors. When installing a child

 

 

 

according to the manufacturer's instruc-

 

 

 

 

restraint in this position, attach the

 

 

 

tions.

 

 

 

 

restraint's top tether strap (if it is so

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

equipped) to the top tether anchorage

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

 

point and secure the restraint with the

 

 

Volvo's ISOFIX/LATCH anchors conform to

 

 

 

 

vehicle's center seat belt.

 

 

 

 

Always follow your child seat manufac-

 

 

FMVSS/CMVSS standards. Always refer to

 

 

 

 

the child restraint system's manual for

 

 

 

 

turer's installation instructions, and use

 

 

weight and size ratings.

 

 

 

 

both ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

top tethers whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARNING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ISOFIX/LATCH lower child restraint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

anchors are only intended for use with child

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seats positioned in the outboard seating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

positions. These anchors are not certified

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for use with any child restraint that is posi-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tioned in the center seating position. When

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

securing a child restraint in the center seat-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ing position, use only the vehicle's center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

seat belt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fasten the attachment correctly to the ISOFIX/

LATCH lower anchors

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01 Safety

01 ISOFIX/LATCH lower anchors

WARNING

Be sure to fasten the attachment correctly to the anchor (see the illustration). If the attachment is not correctly fastened, the child restraint may not be properly secured in the event of a collision.

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01 Safety

 

 

 

Top tether anchors

01

Top tether anchors

WARNING

WARNING

 

 

Be sure to fasten the child tether attachment

Never route a top tether strap over the

 

 

correctly to the anchor. If it is not correctly

top or around the head restraint. It

 

 

fastened, the child seat may not be properly

should always be routed under the head

 

 

restrained in the event of a collision.

restraint.

 

 

 

 

 

Firmly tension the top tether strap accord-

Child restraint anchorages are designed

 

 

to withstand only those loads imposed

 

 

ing to the child restraint manufacturer's

by correctly fitted child restraints. Under

 

 

instructions. Tension the top tether strap

no circumstances are they to be used

 

 

only after the lower anchor straps or the

for adult seat belts or harnesses. The

 

 

seat belt have been firmly tensioned.

anchorages are not able to withstand

 

 

For securing the child restraint to ISOFIX/

excessive forces on them in the event of

 

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LATCH lower anchors,see page 47.

collision if full harness seat belts or adult

 

 

seat belts are installed to them. An adult

 

 

 

 

 

 

who uses a belt anchored in a child

 

Top tether anchorage points

 

restraint anchorage runs a great risk of

 

Your vehicle is equipped with child restraint top

 

suffering severe injuries should a colli-

 

 

sion occur.

 

tether anchorages in all second row seat posi-

 

 

 

Do not install rear speakers that require

 

tions (second-row seats only in 7-seat models).

 

 

 

the removal of the top tether anchors or

 

 

 

 

Using the top tether anchorages

 

interfere with the proper use of the top

 

Place the child restraint on the rear seat.

 

tether strap.

 

Route the top tether strap under the head restraint and fasten its attachment to the anchorage.

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01 Safety

01 Child restraint registration and recalls

Registering a child restraint

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.

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