Engine compartment

Checking and filling with engine oil

Updated 1/21/2020

Checking and filling with engine oil

The oil level is detected with the electronic oil level sensor.

P5-1617-S90/V90 Filler cap

Filler pipe.Engines with electronic oil level sensor do not have a dipstick.,The appearance of the engine compartment may differ depending on model and engine variant.

In some cases, oil may need to be topped up between service intervals.

No action with regard to engine oil level needs to be taken until a message is shown in the driver display.

Warning

P5-1519 Symbol Oil Level Service Required

If this symbol is shown together with the message Engine oil level Service required, visit a workshop - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. The oil level may be too high.

Important

P5-1519 Symbol Oil Level Service Required

If this symbol is shown together with a message about low oil level, such as Engine oil level low Refill 1 litre for example, then only fill the volume specified, e.g. 1 litre (1 quart).

Warning

Do not spill oil onto the hot exhaust manifold due to the risk of fire.

See oil level in the centre display

The oil level is visualised using the electronic oil level gauge in the centre display when the car has been started. The oil level should be checked regularly.

Open the Car Status app from the app view in the centre display.

Press Status to show the oil level.

P5-1917-Graphic for oil level in center display

Graphics for oil level in the centre display.

Note

The system cannot directly detect changes when the oil is filled or drained. The car must have been driven approx. 30 km (approx. 20 miles) and have been stationary for 5 minutes with the engine switched off and on level ground before the oil level indication is correct.

Note

If the right conditions for measuring the oil level (time after engine shutdown, the car's inclination, outside temperature, etc.) are not met, then the message No value available will be shown in the centre display. This does not mean that there is something wrong in the car's systems.


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