Charging status in the car's charging input socket

The LED lamp in the car's charging input socket shows the current status for charging in progress. The table below gives explanations for the different shades of the LED lamp.
LED lamp's glowSpecification
WhiteWelcome light
Flashing amberThe charging process is about to be interrupted.
YellowWaiting mode1 - waiting for charging to start.
Flashing greenCharging in progress2.
GreenCharging complete3.

A fault has arisen. Check the charging cable's connection to the car’s charging input socket and power source.

Then restart charging in the following steps:
  1. Unplug the charging cable from the charging input socket.
  2. Wait for a short time.
  3. Plug the charging cable into the charging input socket again.
  4. If the problem persists – contact your Volvo dealer.
Flashing red

The car is locked and does not detect a key when unlocking the charging cable via the button next to the charging input socket.


Scheduled Charging activated.


The charging input socket's LED lamp indicates status for charging the high voltage battery and not whether the car is consuming power, such as when the climate control is in use. Even if the LED lamp indicates that charging has finished, or that scheduled charging is activated, the car may still draw current from the socket. To avoid affecting the car's range, current is firstly drawn from the socket and not the battery in order to supply any additional load from the car (such as parking heater, etc.).
  1. 1 E.g. after charging has been interrupted and the charging cable's handle has been unlocked.
  2. 2 The slower the flashing, the closer to fully charged.
  3. 3 Extinguishes after a while.