Checking and filling with AdBlue®

Check the AdBlue level regularly and top up if the message for low AdBlue level is shown in the driver display.

The Volvo workshop tops up AdBlue when the car is serviced, however, it must also be topped up several times between services depending on driving style. If the AdBlue tank is allowed to drain completely then it will no longer be possible to start the car.


Never run the AdBlue tank dry. Fill the tank in good time before it is empty.

If the tank is run dry, it will not be possible to start the engine after it is switched off – not the regular way or using aids.

The only way to restart the car after the tank has been run dry is to refill with AdBlue of the specified quality, minimum 3 litres.

Checking AdBlue level


Open the Car status app in the app view.

P5-1746-XC60-Status button in centerdisplay

Press Status to show the AdBlue level.

P5-1746-XC60-Adblue level graph in centerdisplay
Graphic for AdBlue level in the centre display.

Each cursor represents approx. 25% of a full tank.

When less than 25 % of the tank remains available, the colour of the remaining cursor changes to amber, and at less than 10 % it turns red.


P5-1746-ALL-Adblue tell tale symbol

When the AdBlue level starts to become low, a symbol illuminates in the driver display and the AdBlue level low message is shown.

Open the fuel filler flap with a gentle press on the rear of the flap.
P6-1746-XC40-Adblue filling point

Open the blue cover for the smaller filler pipe intended for AdBlue.

Fill with AdBlue of the correct quality1.

Do not overfill the tank.


When filling from the AdBlue pump at a filling station, it is advisable to use the pump adapted for passenger cars. The AdBlue pump for heavy vehicles can also be used.


Exercise caution to prevent AdBlue from coming into contact with the car's paintwork. If it does, rinse with plenty of water since the fluid can affect the paintwork.
  1. 1 ISO 22241