Damping

Level control* and shock absorption

Updated 5/16/2022

Level control* and shock absorption

Level control and shock absorption are regulated automatically in the car.

Shock absorption(Four-C)*

On a car equipped with Four-C the shock absorption is adapted according to the drive mode selected and the speed of the car. Shock absorption is normally set for optimum comfort and is regulated continuously depending on the road surface, the car's acceleration, braking and cornering.

During parkingApplies to cars with air suspension

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 or the use of loading mode.

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.

Symbols and messages

If a fault arises with the level control, a message is shown in the driver display.

Symbol

Message

Specification

P5-21w22-iCup-Suspension symbol

Suspension Deactivated by user

The active self-levelling has been switched off manually by the user.

P5-21w22-iCup-Suspension symbol

Suspension Temporarily reduced performance

The performance of the active self-levelling has been temporarily reduced due to extensive system use.

P5-21w22-iCup-Suspension symbol, yellow

Suspension Service required

A fault has occurred. Visit a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. as soon as possible.

P5-21w22-iCup-Suspension symbol, red

Stop safely Suspension failure

A critical fault has occurred. The car's driving performance is significantly reduced, stop safely. Have the car towed to a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. if the message is shown when the car is stationary.

P5-21w22-iCup-Suspension symbol, yellow

Slow down Suspension Car too high

A fault has occurred. The car's driving performance is reduced, slow down until the symbol disappears. Contact a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended. if the message is shown when the car is stationary.

P5-21w22-iCup-Height adjustment symbol

Suspension Auto adjusting car level

Level control of the car's rear axle to target height in progress.


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