Driver display

Driver display

Updated 1/14/2020

The driver display shows information about the car and driving.

The driver display contains gauges, indicators and indicator and warning symbols. The content of the driver display depends on the car's equipment, settings and which functions are active at that time.


In the event of a fault in the driver display the information on e.g. brakes, airbags or other safety systems may not be shown. In which case, the driver cannot check the status of the car's systems or receive current warnings and information.


If the driver display should extinguish, not illuminate on activation/start or be fully or partially illegible, the car must not be used. You should visit a workshop immediately. Volvo recommends an authorised Volvo workshop.

P5-1646-XC90H-Driver display 12 inch overview
Location in the driver display:

On the left

In the middle

On the right


Indicator and warning symbols

TachometerDepending on selected drive mode.

Trip meter

Outside temperature gauge

Hybrid gaugeDepending on selected drive mode.



Gear shift indicator

Cruise control and speed limiter information

Messages, in some cases with graphics

Drive mode

(Hybrid, Off Road, Pure, Power or AWD)

Road Sign Information*

Door and seatbelt information

Fuel gauge

Charge status

Hybrid battery gauge

Media player

Distance to empty tank

Navigation map*

Distance to empty battery


Instantaneous fuel consumption

Voice recognition

App menu (activated via steering wheel keypad)

CompassDepending on selected drive mode.

Location of adaptable symbol

P5-1646-x90-Soul symbol position in DIM 2

Example of indicator symbol in the 12-inch driver display.

In the centre of the driver display, different symbols can be shown for different types of message. It may be in the form of an indicator or warning symbol, or consist of an image sequence that starts from this position and is then converted to a larger image.

Activating the driver display

The driver display is activated as soon as a door is opened, i.e. in ignition position 0. The driver display extinguishes after a while if it is not used. To reactivate it, proceed with one of the following:

  • Depress the brake pedal.
  • Turn the ignition knob to ignition position to I.
  • Open one of the doors.

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