General information on safety mode

Safety mode is a protective state that is enforced when the collision may have damaged any of the car's vital functions, such as the fuel lines, sensors for one of the safety systems, or the brake system.
P3-1320-Safety mode in Std-line
Warning triangle in the analogue combined instrument panel.
P3-1246-312H-Safety mode
Warning triangle in the digital combined instrument panel.

If the car is involved in a collision, the text Safety mode See manual may appear in the combined instrument panel information display. This means that the car has reduced functionality.


Never attempt to repair your car or reset the electronics yourself if the car has been in safety mode. This could result in personal injury or the car not functioning as normal. Volvo recommends that you engage an authorised Volvo workshop to check and restore the car to normal status after Safety mode See manual has been displayed.