Starting/moving the car after safety mode

If the car is set in safety mode, it is possible to try to start and then move the car from a dangerous position.

Starting the car after safety mode

First, check that no fuel is leaking from the car. There must be no smell of fuel either.

If everything seems normal and you have checked for indications of fuel leakage, you may attempt to start the car.


Never, under any circumstances, attempt to restart the car if it smells of fuel when the Safety mode See Owner's manual message is shown in the driver display. Leave the car at once.
Turn the start knob to STOP and release it.
Then try to start the car.

The car's electronics carry out a systems check and then try to resume normal status.


If the message Safety mode See Owner's manual is still shown on the display the car must not be driven or towed but a vehicle recovery service must then be used instead. Even if the car appears to be driveable, hidden damage may make the car impossible to control once moving.

Moving the car after safety mode

If the message Normal mode The car is now in normal mode is shown in the driver display after a start attempt, the car can be moved carefully out of a dangerous position.
Do not move the car further than necessary.


If the car is in safety mode it must not be towed. It must be transported from its location. Volvo recommends that it is transported to an authorised Volvo workshop.

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