Manually adjustable shock absorbers*
Polestar Engineered* variant cars have the option to adjust the shock absorbers manually. There are three recommended positions: performance position, engineered and comfort position.
The performance position means that the car's shock absorption feels harder.
Engineered, factory setting
Engineered is adapted for daily driving.
Comfort position means that the car's shock absorption feels softer.
Level control and shock absorption
The system is adapted according to the selected drive mode and according to the speed of the car. Using level control, the car's ground clearance is adjusted to a lower level at higher speeds, which reduces wind resistance and increases stability. Shock absorption is normally set for optimum comfort and is regulated continuously depending on the road surface, the car's acceleration, braking and cornering.
The driver display indicates when level control is in progress.
When a side door or the tailgate is open, the following applies:
- If a side door is open, the level can only be regulated upwards.
- If the tailgate is open, the level can only be regulated downwards.
During parking, make sure you allow adequate space above and below the car since the car's ground clearance may vary e.g. depending on the outside temperature, how the car is loaded, the use of loading mode or the drive mode that is selected after starting.
The level may also be adjusted some time after the car has been parked. This is to compensate for any changes in height that may occur due to temperature changes in the air springs when the car cools down.
During transport of the car on a ferry, train or truck, the car must be lashed around the tyres and not around other parts of the chassis. Changes in the level control may occur during transport, which could have a negative effect on the lashing.
Symbols and messages
If a fault arises with the level control, a message is shown in the driver display.
Deactivated by user
The active self-levelling has been switched off manually by the user.
Temporarily reduced performance
The performance of the active self-levelling has been temporarily reduced due to extensive system use.
A fault has occurred. Visit a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. as soon as possible.
A critical fault has occurred. Stop safely, have the car transported (raised with all wheels on the flat-bed) to a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended..
Slow down Car too high
A fault has occurred. If the message appears whilst driving, contact a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended..
Auto adjusting car level
Level control to target height in progress.