Anti-skid system

Symbols and messages for electronic stability control

Updated 7/23/2018

A number of symbols and messages regarding electronic stability control (Electronic Stability Control -ESC) can be shown on the driver display.

The following table shows some examples.




Constant glow for approx. 2 seconds.

System check when the engine is started.

Flashing light.

ESC system is being activated.

Constant glow.

Sport mode is selected.

NOTE: The ESC system is not deactivated in this mode — it is partly reduced.


Temporarily off

ESC system has been temporarily reduced due to excessive brake temperature - the function is reactivated automatically when the brakes have cooled.


Service required

ESC system disengaged.

  • Stop the car in a safe place, switch off the engine and start it again.
  • Visit a workshop if the message remains - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

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