Volvo S60 Inscription (2016 year). Manual - part 1


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Volvo S60 Inscription (2016 year). Manual - part 1




01 Introduction



Types of lists used in the owner's


Procedures (step-by-step instructions), or

actions that must be carried out in a certain

order, are arranged in numbered lists in this


If there is a series of illustrations associ-

ated with step-by-step instructions, each

step in the procedure is numbered in the

same way as the corresponding illustra-

Lists in which letters are used can be

found with series of illustrations in cases

where the order in which the instructions

are carried out is not important.
Arrows with or without numbers are used

to indicate the direction of a movement.
Arrows containing letters are used to indi-

cate movement.

If there are no illustrations associated with a

step-by-step list, the steps in the procedure

are indicated by ordinary numbers.

Position lists

Red circles containing a number are used

in general overview illustrations in which

certain components are pointed out. The

corresponding number is also used in the

position list's description of the various


Bullet lists

Bullets are used to differentiate a number of

components/functions/points of information

that can be listed in random order.
For example:


Engine oil

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This symbol can be found at the lower

right corner to indicate that the current topic

continues on the following page.

Continuation from previous page


This symbol can be found at the upper left

corner to indicate that the current topic is a

continuation from the previous 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 dif-

ferently, depending on special legal require-

Contact your Volvo retailer for additional



Do not export your Volvo to another

country before investigating that coun-

try's applicable safety and exhaust

emission requirements. In some cases

it may be difficult or impossible to

comply with these requirements. Mod-

ifications to the emission control sys-

tem(s) may render your Volvo not certi-

fiable for legal operation in the U.S.,

Canada and other countries.

All information, illustrations and speci-

fications contained in this manual are

based on the latest product informa-

tion available at the time of publica-

tion. Please note that some vehicles

may be equipped differently, depend-

ing on special legal requirements.

Optional equipment described in this

manual may not be available in all mar-


Some of the illustrations shown are

generic and may not depict the exact

model for which this manual is


Volvo reserves the right to make model

changes at any time, or to change

specifications or design without notice

and without incurring obligation.

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If your vehicle is involved in an accident,

unseen damage may affect its drivability

and safety.


CALIFORNIA proposition 65
Engine exhaust, some of its constituents,

and certain vehicle components contain or

emit chemicals known to the state of Cali-

fornia to cause cancer, and birth defects

or other reproductive harm. In addition,

certain fluids contained in vehicles and

certain products of component wear con-

tain or emit chemicals known to the State

of California to cause cancer, and birth

defects or other reproductive harm.


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.


When your vehicle is parked, the gear selec-

tor is locked in the P (Park) position. To

release the selector from this position, the

ignition must be in mode II (p. 69) or the

engine must be running. Depress the brake

pedal, press the button on the front side of

the gear selector and move the selector from

P (Park).

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS system performs a brief self-diag-

nostic test when the engine has been started

and driver releases the brake pedal. Another

automatic test may be performed when the

vehicle first reaches a speed of approximately

6 mph (10 km/h). The brake pedal will pulsate

several times and a sound may be audible

from the ABS control module. This is normal.

Fuel filler door
Press the button on the light switch panel

(see the illustration in Refueling – opening/

closing fuel filler door (p. 241)) when the vehi-

cle is at a standstill to unlock the fuel filler

door. It will relock when closed and there will

be an audible click.

Points to keep in mind

Do not export your Volvo to another

country before investigating that coun-

try's applicable safety and exhaust emis-

sion requirements. In some cases it may

be difficult or impossible to comply with

these requirements. Modifications to the

emission control system(s) may render

your Volvo not certifiable for legal opera-

tion in the U.S., Canada and other coun-


All information, illustrations and specifica-

tions contained in this manual are based

on the latest product information availa-

ble at the time of publication. Please note

that some vehicles may be equipped dif-

ferently, depending on special legal

requirements. Optional equipment descri-

bed in this manual may not be available in

all markets.

Some of the illustrations shown are

generic and may not depict the exact

model for which this manual is intended.

Volvo reserves the right to make model

changes at any time, or to change speci-

fications or design without notice and

without incurring obligation.

Related information

Information on the Internet (p. 20)

Volvo and the environment (p. 22)

Important warnings (p. 23)

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Change of ownership

When the vehicle changes owners, all per-

sonal settings should be reset to the factory


To reset, press the MY CAR button in the

center console followed by OK/MENU and


Reset to factory settings


User data e.g., for apps, the web browser

and for personal settings in menus such as

the climate system and vehicle settings

should be reset to factory defaults.
For vehicles equipped with the optional Volvo

On Call with Sensus Connect (VOC), personal

settings stored in the vehicle should be

deleted, see Changing ownership of a vehicle

with Volvo On Call.

Related information

Volvo ID (p. 21)

Crash event data

This vehicle is equipped with an event data

recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR

is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like

situations, such as an air bag deployment or

hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in

understanding how a vehicle's systems per-

formed. The EDR is designed to record data

related to vehicle dynamics and safety sys-

tems for a short period of time, typically 30

seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is

designed to record such data as:

How various systems in your vehicle were


Whether or not the driver and passenger

safety belts were buckled/fastened;

How far (if at all) the driver was depress-

ing the accelerator and/or brake pedal;


How fast the vehicle was traveling.

These data can help provide a better under-

standing of the circumstances in which

crashes and injuries occur.


EDR data are recorded by your vehicle

only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs;

no data are recorded by the EDR under

normal driving conditions and no personal

data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash

location) are recorded. However, other

parties, such as law enforcement, could

combine the EDR data with the type of

personally identifying data routinely

acquired during a crash investigation.

To read data recorded by an EDR, special

equipment is required, and access to the

vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to

the vehicle manufacturer, other parties, such

as law enforcement, that have the special

equipment, can read the information if they

have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
Furthermore, your vehicle is equipped with a

number of computers whose task is to con-

tinuously control and monitor the vehicle’s

operation. They can also register information

during normal driving conditions if they detect

a fault relating to the vehicle’s operation and

functionality. Some of the stored information

is required by technicians when carrying out

service and maintenance to enable them to

diagnose and rectify any faults that have

occurred in the vehicle and to enable Volvo to

fulfill legal and other regulatory requirements.

This information may be stored in the vehi-

cle’s computers for a certain period of time.

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Volvo will not contribute to spreading the

above-mentioned information to third parties

without the consent of the vehicle’s owner.

However, due to national legal requirements

and regulations, Volvo may be compelled to

provide information of this type to authorities

such as law enforcement agencies or others

who may assert a legal right to obtain such

Volvo and service and repair facilities with

agreements with Volvo have access to the

special technical equipment required in order

to read and interpret the information stored

by the vehicle’s computers. Volvo is responsi-

ble for ensuring that the information transmit-

ted to Volvo during service and maintenance

is stored and handled in a secure manner and

that this handling is done in accordance with

applicable legal requirements. For additional

information, contact:
For additional information, contact:
In the United States
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Customer Care Center
1 Volvo Drive, P.O. box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647

In Canada

Volvo Cars of Canada
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9

Related information

Information on the Internet (p. 20)

Contacting Volvo (p. 13)

Volvo Structural Parts Statement

Volvo has always been and continues to be a

leader in automotive safety.

Volvo engineers and manufactures vehicles

designed to help protect vehicle occupants in

the event of a collision.
Volvos are designed to absorb the impact of

a collision. This energy absorption system

including, but not limited to, structural com-

ponents such as bumper reinforcement bars,

bumper energy absorbers, frames, rails,

fender aprons, A-pillars, B-pillars and body

panels must work together to maintain cabin

integrity and protect the vehicle occupants.
The supplemental restraint system including

but not limited to air bags, side curtain air

bags, and deployment sensors work together

with the above components to provide proper

timing for air bag deployment.
Due to the above, Volvo Cars of North Amer-

ica does not support the use of aftermarket,

alternative or anything other than original

Volvo parts for collision repair.
In addition Volvo does not support the use or

re-use of structural components from an

existing vehicle that has been previously

damaged. Although these parts may appear

equivalent, it is difficult to tell if the parts have

been previously replaced with non-OE parts

or if the part has been damaged as a result of

a prior collision. The quality of these used


01 Introduction





Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.

parts may also have been affected due to

environmental exposure.

Related information

Important warnings (p. 23)

Information on the Internet (p. 20)

Contacting Volvo (p. 13)

Information on the Internet

Additional information regarding your vehicle

can be found at

Support on the Internet
Go to or use the QR

code below to visit the site, which is available

in most markets.

QR code to the support site

The information on the support site is search-

able and is grouped into different categories.

It includes support for e.g., Internet-based

services and functions, Volvo On Call (VOC),

the navigation system* and apps. Video and

step-by-step instructions explain various pro-

cedures such as how to connect the vehicle

to the Internet via a cell phone.

Downloadable information


Sensus Navigation system* maps can be

downloaded from the support site.

Mobile apps

For certain model year 2014 and 2015 Volvos,

the owner's manual is available in the form of

an app. The VOC* app can also be found


Owner's manuals for earlier model

Owner's manuals for earlier model Volvos are

available in PDF format. Quick Guides and

supplements can also be found on the sup-

port site. Select a model and a model year

and download the desired information.

Contact information for customer support and

the nearest Volvo retailer are available on the


Related information

About this manual (p. 14)

Contacting Volvo (p. 13)

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Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.


Volvo ID

This is your personal ID that can be used to
access a number of services


Creating a Volvo ID
To create a Volvo ID, provide your personal

email address and then follow the instructions

provided in the email that you will receive

from Volvo. This can be done from:

From an Internet-connected vehicle:

Enter your email address in the app that

requires a Volvo ID and follow the instruc-

tions provides or press the Internet con-
nect (

) button on the center console

and select 



 and follow the

instructions provided.

Volvo On Call (VOC*): download the latest

version of the VOC app and create a

Volvo ID on the start page.

Open Source Software Notice

The systems in your Volvo contain certain

free/open source and other software.

This product uses certain free / open source

and other software originating from third

parties, that is subject to the GNU General

Public License version 2 and 3 (GPLv2/

GPLv3), GNU Lesser General Public License

version 3 (LGPLv3), The FreeType Project

License (“FreeType License”) and other

different and/or additional copyright licenses,

disclaimers and notices. The links how to

access the exact terms of GPLv2, GPLv3,

LGPLv3, and the other open source software

licenses, disclaimers, acknowledgements and

notices are provided to you below. Please

refer to the exact terms of the relevant

License, regarding your rights under said

licenses. Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) offers

to provide the source code of said free/open

source software to you for a charge covering

the cost of performing such distribution, such

as the cost of media, shipping and handling,

upon written request. Please contact your

nearest Volvo retailer.
This offer is valid for a period of at least three

(3) years from the date of the distribution of

this product by VCC / or for as long as VCC

offers spare parts or customer support.

Portions of this product uses software


© v2.4.3/2010 The

FreeTypeProject ( All rights

This product includes software under

following licenses:
GPL v2 :


Linux kernel (merge between MontaVista

2.6.31 kernel and kernel from

L2.6.31_MX51_ER_1007 BSP)

uBoot (based on v2009.08)

busybox (based on version 1.13.2.)

GCC runtime library exception: http://

LGPL v3:


The FreeType Project License: http:// (version 2.4.3)

Related information

About this manual (p. 14)


These services vary and may be subject to change. Consult your Volvo retailer.

01 Introduction



Volvo and the environment

Volvo is committed to the well being of its

customers. As a natural part of this commit-

ment, we care about the environment in

which we all live. Concern for the environment

means an everyday involvement in reducing

our environmental impact.

Volvo's environmental activities are based on

a holistic view, which means we consider the

overall environmental impact of a product

throughout its complete life cycle. In this con-

text, design, production, product use, and

recycling are all important considerations. In

production, Volvo has partly or completely

phased out several chemicals including

CFCs, lead chromates, asbestos, and cad-

mium; and reduced the number of chemicals

used in our plants 50% since 1991.
Volvo was the first in the world to introduce

into production a three-way catalytic con-

verter with a Lambda sond, now called the

heated oxygen sensor, in 1976. The current

version of this highly efficient system reduces

emissions of harmful substances (CO, HC,

NOx) from the exhaust pipe by approximately

95 – 99% and the search to eliminate the

remaining emissions continues. Volvo is the

only automobile manufacturer to offer CFC-

free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system

of all models as far back as the 1975

model 240. Advanced electronic engine con-

trols and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer

to our goal. In addition to continuous environ-

mental refinement of conventional gasoline-

powered internal combustion engines, Volvo

is actively looking at advanced technology

alternative-fuel vehicles.

When you drive a Volvo, you become our

partner in the work to lessen the car's impact

on the environment. To reduce your vehicle's

environmental impact, you can:

Maintain proper air pressure in your tires.

Tests have shown decreased fuel econ-

omy with improperly inflated tires.

Follow the recommended maintenance

schedule in your Warranty and Service

Records Information booklet.

Drive at a constant speed whenever pos-


See a trained and qualified Volvo service

technician as soon as possible for

inspection if the check engine (malfunc-

tion indicator) light illuminates, or stays

on after the vehicle has started.

Properly dispose of any vehicle-related

waste such as used motor oil, used bat-

teries, brake pads, etc.

When cleaning your vehicle, please use

genuine Volvo car care products. All

Volvo car care products are formulated to

be environmentally friendly.





 (Forest Stewardship Council



symbol indicates that the wood pulp used in
this publication comes from FSC



forests and other responsible sources.

Related information

Economical driving (p. 243)

Tires – tire economy (p. 251)

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Important warnings

Please keep the following warnings in mind

when operating/servicing your vehicle.

Driver distraction
A driver has a responsibility to do everything

possible to ensure his or her own safety and

the safety of passengers in the vehicle and

others sharing the roadway. Avoiding distrac-

tions is part of that responsibility.
Driver distraction results from driver activities

that are not directly related to controlling the

vehicle in the driving environment. Your new

Volvo is, or can be, equipped with many fea-

ture-rich entertainment and communication

systems. These include hands-free cellular

telephones, navigation systems, and multi-

purpose audio systems. You may also own

other portable electronic devices for your own

convenience. When used properly and safely,

they enrich the driving experience. Improperly

used, any of these could cause a distraction.
For all of these systems, we want to provide

the following warning that reflects the strong

Volvo concern for your safety. Never use

these devices or any feature of your vehicle in

a way that distracts you from the task of driv-

ing safely. Distraction can lead to a serious

accident. In addition to this general warning,

we offer the following guidance regarding

specific newer features that may be found in

your vehicle:


Never use a hand-held cellular tele-

phone while driving. Some jurisdic-

tions prohibit cellular telephone use by

a driver while the vehicle is moving.

If your vehicle is equipped with a navi-

gation system, set and make changes

to your travel itinerary only with the

vehicle parked.

Never program your audio system

while the vehicle is moving. Program

radio presets with the vehicle parked,

and use your programmed presets to

make radio use quicker and simpler.

Never use portable computers or per-

sonal digital assistants while the vehi-

cle is moving.

Accessory installation

We strongly recommend that Volvo own-

ers install only genuine, Volvo-approved

accessories, and that accessory installa-

tions be performed only by a trained and

qualified Volvo service technician.

Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to

ensure compatibility with the perform-

ance, safety, and emission systems in

your vehicle. Additionally, a trained and

qualified Volvo service technician knows

where accessories may and may not be

safely installed in your Volvo. In all cases,

please consult a trained and qualified

Volvo service technician before installing

any accessory in or on your vehicle.

Accessories that have not been approved

by Volvo may or may not be specifically

tested for compatibility with your vehicle.

Additionally, an inexperienced installer

may not be familiar with some of your

car's systems.

Any of your car's performance and safety

systems could be adversely affected if

you install accessories that Volvo has not

tested, or if you allow accessories to be

installed by someone unfamiliar with your


Damage caused by unapproved or

improperly installed accessories may not

be covered by your new vehicle warranty.

See your Warranty and Service Records

Information booklet for more warranty

information. Volvo assumes no responsi-

bility for death, injury, or expenses that

may result from the installation of non-

genuine accessories.

Related information

About this manual (p. 14)

Volvo Structural Parts Statement (p. 19)

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Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance

Your new Volvo comes with a four year ON

CALL roadside assistance.

Additional information, features, and benefits

of this program are described in a separate

information package in your glove compart-

If you require assistance, dial:
In the U.S. 1-800-638-6586 (1-800-63-

In Canada 1-800-263-0475


Some vehicles may be equipped with

Volvo On Call with Sensus Connect,

which will allow access to the call center

and additional features directly from the

vehicle. This is in addition to the Volvo On

Call Roadside Assistance program men-

tioned above.
Volvo On Call with Sensus Connect will

be a customer pay subscription offer after

an initial complimentary trial period.

Related information

Information on the Internet (p. 20)

Technician certification

In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo

supports certification by the National Institute

for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.).

Certified technicians have demonstrated a

high degree of competence in specific areas.

Besides passing exams, each technician

must also have worked in the field for two or

more years before a certificate is issued.

These professional technicians are best able

to analyze vehicle problems and perform the

necessary maintenance procedures to keep

your Volvo at peak operating condition.

02 Safety



Occupant safety

Safety is Volvo's cornerstone.

Volvo's concern for safety
Our concern for safety dates back to 1927

when the first Volvo rolled off the production

line. Three-point seat belts (a Volvo inven-

tion), safety cages, and energy-absorbing

impact zones were designed into Volvo vehi-

cles long before it was fashionable or

required by government regulation.
We will not compromise our commitment to

safety. We continue to seek out new safety

features and to refine those already in our

vehicles. You can help. We would appreciate

hearing your suggestions about improving

automobile safety. We also want to know if

you ever have a safety concern with your

vehicle. Call us in the U.S. at:

1-800-458-1552 or in Canada at:


Occupant safety reminders

How safely you drive doesn't depend on how

old you are but rather on:

How well you see.

Your ability to concentrate.

How quickly you make decisions under

stress to avoid an accident.

The following suggestions are intended to

help you cope with the ever changing traffic


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


Replace wiper blades when they start to

leave streaks.

Take into account the traffic, road, and

weather conditions, particularly with

regard to stopping distance.

Never send text messages while driving.

Refrain from using or minimize the use of

a cell phone while driving.

Related information

Recall information (p. 26)

Reporting safety defects (p. 27)

Recall information

Information regarding recalls or other service

campaigns is available on our website at

On our website, select the tab YOUR VOLVO

and the heading RECALL INFORMATION will

be displayed at the lower left side of the

screen. Enter your Vehicle Identification Num-

ber for your vehicle (found at the base of the

windshield). If your vehicle has any open

Recalls, they will be displayed on this page.

Volvo customers in Canada

For any questions regarding open recalls for

your vehicle, please contact your authorized

Volvo retailer. If your retailer is unable to

answer your questions, please contact Volvo

Customer Relations at 905 695-9626, Mon-

day through Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

EST or by e-mail at

You may also write us at:
Volvo Cars of Canada
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9

Related information

Occupant safety (p. 26)

Reporting safety defects (p. 27)

02 Safety



Reporting safety defects

The following information will help you report

any perceived safety-related defects in your


Reporting safety defects in the U.S.

If you believe that your vehicle has a

defect which could cause a crash or

could cause injury or death, you

should immediately inform the

National Highway Traffic Safety

Administration (NHTSA) in addition

to notifying Volvo Cars of North

America, LLC. If NHTSA receives

similar complaints, it may open an

investigation, and if it finds that a

safety defect exists in a group of

vehicles, it may order a recall and

remedy campaign. However, NHTSA

cannot become involved in individ-

ual problems between you, your

retailer, or Volvo Cars of North

America, LLC. To contact NHTSA,

you may either call the Auto Safety

Hotline toll-free at

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

NHTSA, U.S. Department of Trans-

portation, Washington D.C. 20590.
You can also obtain other informa-

tion about motor vehicle safety from, where you

can also enter your vehicle's VIN

(Vehicle Identification Number) to

see if it has any open recalls.
Volvo strongly recommends that if

your vehicle is covered under a

service campaign, safety or emis-

sion recall or similar action, it should

be completed as soon as possible.

Please check with your local retailer

or Volvo Cars of North America, LLC

if your vehicle is covered under

these conditions.
NHTSA can be reached at:


Reporting safety defects in Canada
If you believe your vehicle has a defect that

could cause a crash or could cause injury or

death, you should immediately inform Trans-

port Canada in addition to notifying Volvo

Cars of Canada Corp.

Transport Canada can be contacted at:

Teletypewriter (TTY): 613 990-4500
Fax: 1-819-994-3372
Mailing Address: Transport Canada - Road

Safety, 80 rue Noël, Gatineau, (Quebec) J8Z


Related information

Occupant safety (p. 26)

Recall information (p. 26)

02 Safety



Seat belts – general

Seat belts should always be worn by all occu-

pants of your vehicle. Children should be

properly restrained, using an infant, car, or

booster seat determined by age, weight and

Volvo also believes no child should sit in the

front seat of a vehicle.

Adjusting the seat belt

Most states and provinces make it mandatory

for occupants of a vehicle to use seat belts.

Seat belt pretensioners
All seat belts are equipped with pretensioners

that reduce slack in the belts. These preten-

sioners are triggered in situations where the

front or side impact airbags deploy, and in

certain impacts from the rear. The front seat

belts also include a tension reducing device

which, in the event of a collision, limits the

peak forces exerted by the seat belt on the


Seat belt maintenance
Check periodically that the seat belts are in

good condition. Use water and a mild deter-

gent for cleaning. Check seat belt mechanism

function as follows: attach the seat belt and

pull rapidly on the strap.


Never use a seat belt for more than one

occupant. Never wear the shoulder portion

of the belt under the arm, behind the back

or otherwise out of position. Such use

could cause injury in the event of an acci-

dent. As seat belts lose much of their

strength when exposed to violent stretch-

ing, they should be replaced after any col-

lision, even if they appear to be undam-



Never repair the belt yourself; have this

work done by a trained and qualified

Volvo service technician only.

Any device used to induce slack into

the shoulder belt portion of the three-

point belt system will have a detrimen-

tal effect on the amount of protection

available to you in the event of a colli-


The seat back should not be tilted too

far back. The shoulder belt must be

taut in order to function properly.

Do not use child safety seats or child

booster cushions/backrests in the

front passenger's seat. We also rec-

ommend that children who have out-

grown these devices sit in the rear

seat with the seat belt properly fas-


Related information

Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling (p. 29)

Seat belt reminder (p. 30)

Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 30)

02 Safety



Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling

Seat belts should be used by all occupants in

the vehicle when it is in motion.

Buckling a seat belt
Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch

plate into the receptacle until a distinct click

is heard. The seat belt retractor is normally

"unlocked" and you can move freely, provi-

ded that the shoulder belt is not pulled out

too far.

Seat belt retractor

The seat belt retractor will lock up in the

following situations:

if the belt is pulled out rapidly

during braking and acceleration

if the vehicle is leaning excessively

when driving in turns

if the Automatic Locking Retractor/Emer-

gency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) is



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

is equipped with the ALR/ELR function,

which is designed to help keep the seat

belt taut. ALR/ELR activates if the seat belt

is pulled out as far as possible. If this is

done, a sound from the seat belt retractor

will be audible, which is normal, and the

seat belt will be pulled taut and locked in

place. This function is automatically disa-

bled when the seat belt is unbuckled and

fully retracted.

See also Child restraints (p. 47) for informa-

tion about using a seat belt's ALR/ELR func-

tion to anchor a child seat.

When wearing the seat belt remember:

The belt should not be twisted or turned.

The lap section of the belt must be posi-

tioned low on the hips (not pressing

against the abdomen).

Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled

up into its retractor and that the shoulder

and lap belts are taut.

Unbuckling the seat belt
To remove the seat belt, press the red section

on the seat belt receptacle. Before exiting the

vehicle, check that the seat belt retracts fully

after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the

belt back into the retractor slot.

Related information

Seat belt reminder (p. 30)

Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 30)

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Seat belt reminder

The seat belt reminder is intended to alert all

occupants of the vehicle that their seat belts

should be fastened before the vehicle begins

to move.


Seat belt reminder light in ceiling console

If the front seat belts are unbuckled while the

vehicle is in motion, the audible signal and

warning light will be active for a several sec-


Rear seats
The seat belt reminder in the rear seat has

two additional functions:

It provides information about which seat

belts are fastened in the rear seat. A mes-

sage will appear in the information display

when a belt is being used. This message

will disappear after several seconds or

can be erased by pressing the OK button

on the left steering wheel lever.

It also provides a reminder if one of the

occupants of the rear seat has unbuckled

his/her seat belt while the vehicle is in

motion. A visual and audible signal will be

given. These signals will stop when the

seat belt has been re-buckled or can be

stopped by pressing the OK button.

The message 

Unbelted in rear seat


appear in the information display if one of

the rear doors has been opened.

The message in the information display can

always be accessed, even if it has been

erased, by pressing the OK button to display

stored messages.

Related information

Seat belts – pregnancy (p. 30)

Seat belts – pregnancy

The seat belt should always be worn during

pregnancy. However, it is crucial that it be

worn correctly.


The diagonal section should wrap over the

shoulder then be routed between the breasts

and to the side of the belly. The lap section

should lay flat over the thighs and as low as

possible under the belly. It must never be

allowed to ride upward. Remove all slack

from the belt and ensure that it fits close to

the body without any twists.
As a pregnancy progresses, pregnant drivers

should adjust their seats and steering wheel

such that they can easily maintain control of

the vehicle as they drive (which means they

must be able to easily operate the foot pedals

and steering wheel). Within this context, they

should strive to position the seat with as large

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Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.


a distance as possible between their belly

and the steering wheel.

Related information

Seat belts – buckling/unbuckling (p. 29)

Seat belt reminder (p. 30)

Child restraints (p. 47)

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

As an enhancement to the three-point seat

belts (p. 28), your Volvo is equipped with a

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).

Models with an analog instrument panel

Models with an digital instrument panel*

Volvo's SRS consists of seat belt pretension-

ers, front airbags (p. 32), side impact air-

bags (p. 39), a front passenger occupant

weight sensor (p. 36), and inflatable cur-

tains (p. 41). All of these systems are moni-

tored by the SRS control module. An SRS

warning light in the instrument panel (see the

illustration) illuminates when the ignition is in

modes I or II, and will normally go out after

approximately 6 seconds if no faults are

detected in the system.
Where applicable, a text message will also be

displayed when the SRS warning light illumi-

nates. If this warning symbol is not function-

ing properly, the general warning symbol illu-

minates and a text message will be displayed.
See also Information displays – indicator

symbols (p. 62) and Information displays –

warning symbols (p. 64) for more informa-

tion about indicator and warning lights.


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If the SRS warning light stays on after

the engine has started or if it illumi-

nates while you are driving, have the

vehicle inspected by a trained and

qualified Volvo service technician as

soon as possible.

Never try to repair any component or

part of the SRS yourself. Any interfer-

ence in the system could cause mal-

function and serious injury. All work on

these systems should be performed by

a trained and qualified Volvo service



If your vehicle has become flood-damaged

in any way (e.g., soaked carpeting/stand-

ing water on the floor of the vehicle), do

not attempt to start the vehicle or insert

the remote key into the ignition slot before

disconnecting the battery (see below). This

may cause airbag deployment which could

result in serious injury. Have the vehicle

towed to a trained and qualified Volvo

service technician for repairs.
Before attempting to tow the vehicle:
1. Switch off the ignition for at least

10 minutes and disconnect the bat-


2. Follow the instructions for manually

overriding the shiftlock system Trans-

mission – shiftlock override (p. 220).

Related information

Crash mode – general information

(p. 43)

Front airbags

The front airbags supplement the three-point

seat belts (p. 28). For these airbags to provide

the protection intended, seat belts must be

worn at all times.


The front airbag system
The front airbag system includes gas genera-

tors surrounded by the airbags, and decelera-

tion sensors that activate the gas generators,

causing the airbags to be inflated with nitro-

gen gas.
As the movement of the seats' occupants

compresses the airbags, some of the gas is

expelled at a controlled rate to provide better

cushioning. Both seat belt pretensioners also

deploy, minimizing seat belt slack. The entire

process, including inflation and deflation of

the airbags, takes approximately one fifth of a









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