Driver display

The driver display shows information about the car and driving.

The driver display contains gauges, indicators and indicator and warning symbols. The content of the driver display depends on the car's equipment, settings and which functions are active at that time.


In the event of a fault in the driver display the information on e.g. brakes, airbags or other safety systems may not be shown. In which case, the driver cannot check the status of the car's systems or receive current warnings and information.


If the driver display should extinguish, not illuminate on activation/start or be fully or partially illegible, the car must not be used. You should visit a workshop immediately. Volvo recommends an authorised Volvo workshop.
P5-1646-XC90H-Driver display 12 inch overview
Location in the driver display:
On the leftIn the middleOn the right
SpeedometerIndicator and warning symbolsTachometer1
Trip meterOutside temperature gaugeHybrid gauge1
OdometerClockGear shift indicator
Cruise control and speed limiter informationMessages, in some cases with graphics

Drive mode

(Hybrid, Off Road, Pure, Power or AWD)

Road Sign Information*Door and seatbelt informationFuel gauge
Charge statusHybrid battery gauge
Media playerDistance to empty tank
Navigation map*Distance to empty battery
PhoneInstantaneous fuel consumption
Voice recognitionApp menu (activated via steering wheel keypad)

Location of adaptable symbol

P5-1646-x90-Soul symbol position in DIM 2
Example of indicator symbol in the 12-inch driver display.

In the centre of the driver display, different symbols can be shown for different types of message. It may be in the form of an indicator or warning symbol, or consist of an image sequence that starts from this position and is then converted to a larger image.

Activating the driver display

The driver display is activated as soon as a door is opened, i.e. in ignition position 0. The driver display extinguishes after a while if it is not used. To reactivate it, proceed with one of the following:

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Turn the ignition knob to ignition position to I.
  • Open one of the doors.
  1. 1 Depending on selected drive mode.
  2. * Option/accessory.