Level control* and shock absorption

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

With rear level control, the car maintains the same height at the rear regardless of load. Level control can also occur even after the car has been parked.

Shock absorption(Four-C)

The shock absorption is adapted according to the selected drive mode and according to the speed of the car. 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.

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

P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension


Deactivated by user

Level control has been switched off manually by the user.
P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol 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 workshop1.
P6-1746-XC40-DIM soul symbol suspension amber lining


Service required

A fault has occurred. Visit a workshop1 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 workshop1.

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


Slow down Car too high

A fault has occurred. If the message appears whilst driving, contact a workshop1.
P5-1617-XC90-DIM soul symbol height adjustment


Auto adjusting car level

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

  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 An authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.