Map download for Sensus Navigation

Map download for Sensus Navigation

MapCareTM is a map updating service for Volvo cars equipped with Sensus Navigation. Maps are updated in two steps. First, the map is downloaded to a USB memory and then the map is loaded from the USB memory to the car. Instructions for these steps are described in this article.


The map must be downloaded to an empty USB memory (32GB) with FAT32 formatting. If you do not have a USB memory to hand, you can download the map to another location. You then need to copy all the files to an empty USB memory later on.

Map downloading program

Map downloading is initiated using a program that is installed on your computer. This program helps to retrieve the large map file and allows you to cancel and later resume the download.

Perform map update

By selecting your car and model year under the ”cars” menu option, you will access information for that car. Under the tab for software and downloads, you will find relevant updates for your navigation system. Click on the update you want to make and then follow the instructions below.

Please note the following:

  • The time it takes to transfer from the USB memory to the car varies depending on the size of the map data. The update can be performed while driving. The navigation system can be used while updating a map region, but it cannot be used during the update of an entire map market, e.g. the EU. If installation is not finished when the car is switched off, the update continues the next time driving.
  • The map update is paused if the Infotainment system is switched off or if the USB memory is removed before the update is complete. The update is resumed automatically when the system is switched back on or when the USB memory is reinserted.
  • Please wait a moment before switching off the vehicle and pulling out the USB memory stick after the transfer is complete. This is to ensure that the map has been installed correctly.
  • If you want to update your navigation system with a different map other than the one already in the system, contact your Volvo dealer to check if this is possible.


Depending on which system you have, select the download link for either Windows or Mac.

Select "Run" to install the downloading program.

Click on "New download" to download the map to a USB memory or to the computer's hard disk drive.

To verify that the map has been downloaded/copied correctly to the USB memory stick before installing the map in the vehicle, repeat steps 1–2 and then click "Check download" in the download program.

Take the USB memory with the downloaded map on to your car and switch on the infotainment system.

Insert the USB memory in the USB port.

P3/P4 - Support site - MapUpdate - USB

The location of the port may vary between different car models.

The map update starts automatically and the infotainment system informs about the update time and asks you to confirm that you want to continue.

Press OK/MENU. The map update begins and a ”progress bar” is shown.

P3/P4 - Support site - Map update ongoing

Map update in progress.

Remove the USB memory when the update is complete.

In the event of problems with the map update, contact your customer support or Volvo dealer.

During the download, it is not advisable to use the mobile connection via mobile devices/phones, or in situations where the subscription used may have a monthly download limit for the amount of GB.

Vehicle model/model year

2015.5 model year cars and later equipped with Sensus Connect, and Sensus Navigation (2015.5 applies for cars built after 11 May 2014).


Sensus Navigation

This article is applicable to

Vehicle model/model year

2015.5 model year cars and later equipped with Sensus Connect, and Sensus Navigation (2015.5 applies for cars built after 11 May 2014).


Sensus Navigation

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