V40 Cross Country
Driving with open tailgate
When driving with the tailgate open, toxic exhaust fumes can be sucked into the car through the cargo area.
Under special conditions, for example hard driving in hilly terrain and hot climate, there is a risk that the engine and drive system may overheat - in particular with a heavy load.
Preparations for a long trip
Before heading off on a driving holiday or taking any other long trip, it is important to carry out an additional check of the car's functions and equipment.
For winter driving it is important to perform certain checks of the car in order to ensure that it can be driven safely.
Overload - starter battery
The electrical functions in the car load the starter battery to varying degrees. Avoid using the key position II when the engine is switched off. Instead use the I mode - which uses less power, see .
Driving in water
Driving in water means that the car is driven through deep water on a water-covered roadway. Fording must be carried out with great caution.
Drive economically and in a more eco-friendly way by driving smoothly, thinking ahead, and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.