Drive modes

Level control* and shock absorption

Updated 7/23/2018

Level control regulates the car's suspension and shock absorption characteristics automatically to ensure the best comfort and functionality while driving. It is also possible to adjust the level manually in order to facilitate loading or entry and exit.

Air suspension and shock absorption

The system is adapted according to the selected drive mode and according to the speed of the car. Using the air suspension, 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 the best possible comfort and is regulated continuously depending on the road surface, the car's acceleration, braking and cornering.

P5-1617-XC90-DIM soul symbol height adjustment

The driver display indicates when level control is in progress.

The level cannot be regulated when the tailgate or any side door is open.

During parking

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

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 air suspension may occur during transport, which could affect the lashing negatively.

Symbols and messages in driver display

Symbol

Message

Specification

P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension

Suspension

Deactivated by user

Level control has been switched off manually by the user.

P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension

Suspension

Temporarily reduced performence

Level control performance has been temporarily reduced due to extensive system use. If this message appears frequently (e.g. several times in one week) contact a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended..

P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension amber lining

Suspension

Service required

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

P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension red lining

Suspension failure

Stop safely

A critical fault has occurred. Stop safely, have the car towed to a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended..

P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension amber lining

Suspension

Slow down Car too high

A fault has occurred. If the message appears whilst driving, contact a workshopAn authorised Volvo workshop is recommended..

P5-1617-XC90-DIM soul symbol height adjustment

Suspension

Auto adjusting car level

Level control to target height in progress.


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