Symbols and messages

Symbols and messages for electronic stability control

Updated 1/31/2020

Symbols and messages for electronic stability control

A number of symbols and messages regarding electronic stability control (ESCElectronic Stability Control) can be shown on the driver display.

The following table shows some examples.




P5-1507 Symbol ESC

Constant glow for approx. 2 seconds.

System check when the engine is started.

P5-1507 Symbol ESC

Flashing light.

The system is being activated.

P5-1507 Symbol ESC sport

Constant glow.

Sport mode is selected.

NOTE: The system is not deactivated in this mode — it is partly reduced.

P5-1507 Symbol ESC


Temporarily off

The system has been temporarily reduced due to excessive brake temperature - the function is reactivated automatically when the brakes have cooled.

See the message in the driver display.

P5-1507 Symbol ESC


Service required

The system is disengaged.

  • Stop the car in a safe place, switch off the engine and start it again.

A text message can be cleared by briefly pressing the button, located in the centre of the steering wheel's right-hand keypad.

If a message remains: Contact a workshop – an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

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