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How do I notice that a safety function has been activated?

If you notice that the car acts of its own accord in an unexpected way then this may be due to one of the car's safety-related functions being activated.

Altered start/stop symbols

The start/stop function switches off the engine temporarily when you come to a halt and then starts automatically when needed.

Wiper blades in service position

The wiper blades must be in service position if you want to change, clean or lift them, e.g. for scraping off ice from the windscreen.

New procedures for replacing the rear wiper blade

If your car has been in for service and a service technician has replaced the wiper arm for the rear wiper blade, the procedure for replacing the wiper is different.

Positioning toll tags on windscreens with heat reflective film

If you use a road toll tag or transmitter in your car to pass through road tolls, it is important that you position it correctly in the windscreen.

Privacy locking

The purpose of privacy locking, which is called private locking on certain models, is to be able to lock the boot lid/tailgate and glovebox but still have the option to open the doors and start the car. Privacy locking is especially useful when you are leaving your car in for service or at a hotel.

Connecting driver profile to key

Personal preferences for seats, climate control, audio, navigation and communication, amongst other things, can be saved in driver profiles and connected to one of the car's keys.

Cargo area floor in V90 Cross Country - Volvo Ocean Race

V90 Cross Country - Volvo Ocean Race is equipped with an exclusive cargo area floor that is hard-wearing and polishable.

Cancel route

You can easily cancel an ongoing route in the centre display.

Collision avoidance assistance

The collision avoidance assistance function can help you to reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving its lane and/or colliding with another vehicle or obstacle by actively steering the car back into the lane and/or swerving.

Pilot Assist and Lane assistance

Pilot Assist is a comfort function that can help you to keep your car within its own lane and maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front of you. Lane Keeping Aid is a function which, in a similar way, can help you in some situations to reduce the risk of your car accidentally leaving its own lane.

Maintenance of the interior

Updated 11/25/2019

Maintenance of the interior

Using the car has an effect on its interior. Leather and fabrics undergo change and develop a patina. Using the right maintenance and cleaning you can keep the car clean and fresh for many years. Volvo has developed cleaning methods and products.

Maintenance

Inspect the car's interior at regular intervals. Wipe off plastic parts and dust the instrument panel with a soft cloth. Empty the waste bins and other storage spaces on a regular basis in order to ensure that nothing organic, such as food or plants, is left there for a long time.

Leather upholstery

Leather upholstery is a natural product that changes and acquires a beautiful patina over time. Regular cleaning and treatment are required in order that the properties and colours of the leather shall be preserved. Volvo offers a comprehensive product, Volvo Leather Care Kit/Wipes, for the cleaning and treatment of leather upholstery. When the product is used in accordance with the instructions, it preserves the leather's protective coating.

To achieve as good results as possible, Volvo recommends the cleaning and application of the protective cream once to four times per year (or more often if required). The Volvo Leather Care Kit/Wipes is available for purchase from a Volvo dealer.

16w06 - Support site - Leather Care Kit

You can find the Volvo Leather Care Kit at your dealer.

Leather steering wheel

Leather needs to breathe. Never cover the leather steering wheel with protective plastic. Volvo Leather Care Kit/Wipes is recommended for cleaning the leather steering wheel.

Fabric upholstery and ceiling upholstery

When you need to clean fabric upholstery or ceiling upholstery, never scrape or rub a stain since this may destroy the upholstery. Never use stain removers either, since this risks discolouring the upholstery.

Interior plastic, metal and wood parts

A fibrillated fibre or microfibre cloth, lightly moistened with water, is recommended for cleaning interior parts and surfaces and can be found at a Volvo dealer.

Do not scrape or rub stains. Never use strong stain removers either.

Seatbelts

Use water and synthetic detergent. Make sure that the seatbelt is dry before allowing it to retract.

Note

  • Certain items of coloured clothing (e.g. dark jeans and suede garments) may stain the upholstery. If this occurs, it is important to clean and treat these parts of the upholstery as soon as possible.
  • Never use strong solvents such as washer fluid, pure petrol or white spirit to clean the interior, since this may damage the upholstery as well as other interior materials.
  • Never spray the cleaning agent directly onto components that have electrical buttons and controls. Wipe them instead using a cloth moistened with the cleaning agent.
  • Sharp objects and Velcro may damage the fabric upholstery.
  • Only use cleaning agents on the type of material for which they were intended.

Cleaning the centre display

The performance and legibility of the centre display can be affected by dirt, stains and grease from fingers. Clean the screen often using a microfibre cloth as follows:

  1. Switch off the centre display by pressing and holding the home button.
  2. Wipe clean the screen with the microfibre cloth supplied or a microfibre cloth of equivalent quality. The screen must be wiped with a clean and dry microfibre cloth with small circular movements. If necessary, lightly moisten the microfibre cloth with clean water.
  3. Activate the display with a short press on the home button.

Note

The microfibre cloth used to clean the centre display must be free from sand and dirt.

When cleaning the centre display, press gently against the screen since hard pressure may damage the screen.

Do not spray any liquid or caustic chemicals directly on the centre display. Do not use window cleaning agent, other cleaning agents, aerosol spray, solvents, alcohol, ammonia or cleaning agent containing abrasive.

Never use abrasive cloths, paper towels or tissue paper, since they may scratch the centre display.

Inlay mats and floor mat

Remove inlaid carpets for separate cleaning of the floor carpet and the inlaid carpets. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and dirt. Each inlay mat is secured with pins.

Remove the inlay mat by taking hold of it at each pin and lifting it straight up.

Fit the inlay mat in place by pressing it in at each pin.

Clean stains on the floor mat, after vacuuming, with cleaning agent recommended by a Volvo dealer.

Warning

Only use one inlaid mat at each seat, and check before setting off that the mat by the driver's seat is firmly affixed and secured in the pins so that it does not get caught adjacent to and under the pedals.

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Setting the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been disconnected, you may need to make the settings for time and date. It is important that the clock is set, so that the car can connect to the Internet, amongst other things.

To bear in mind when refuelling

When refuelling, it's important to fully insert the nozzle in the filler pipe, past the double seal in the pipe.

AdBlue®

AdBlue is a colourless fluid used in the car's combustion system (SCR) to reduce emissions of harmful substances from the diesel engine. Here you can read about AdBlue and what you should know about with regard to filling and checking the AdBlue level.

A dynamic symbol in the driver display

Volvo's driver display contains a dynamic symbol that changes appearance if a function is activated or if the car needs to attract your attention.

Driving with a trailer

When driving with a trailer, there are a number of points that are important to think about regarding the towbar, the trailer and how the load is positioned in the trailer.

Automatic start of seat heating

The function for automatic start of seat heating varies depending on car model and differs between the driver's and passenger sides.

IntelliSafe - driver support and safety

IntelliSafe is the Volvo Cars concept concerning car safety and it consists of a number of functions that can actively or passively assist you with your driving in different situations. For example, the functions can help you to maintain a certain time interval to the vehicle in front of you, prevent a collision by giving a warning and braking the car, or help with parking.

Error message after tyre change

An error message may be shown in the display after you have changed a tyre. If it appears, you need to perform a calibration of the tyre pressure monitoring system.

Traffic information providers

Information on which companies deliver traffic information to your car and its systems in different countries is found below.

Settings for privacy and data sharing are unique to each driver profile

When you start to use a new driver profile, the data sharing settings for the profile are set to the car's default settings and are deactivated.

To bear in mind when refuelling

When refuelling, it's important to fully insert the nozzle in the filler pipe, past the double seal in the pipe.

Driving holiday and long journeys

Be prepared and enhance your driving holidays and long journeys. Here you can find useful tips so that you and your Volvo are well equipped when you venture out onto the roads.

Private locking

When you drop the car off for service, at a hotel or similar, you can use the private locking function to lock the glovebox, tailgate, boot lid or rear seat. The private locking function varies depending on car model.

Error message from the tyre pressure monitoring system in the driver display, e.g. after changing a tyre or for low tyre pressure

For example, if you see the Check Car Status app in center display message in your driver display, you need to calibrate/save a new tyre pressure in the tyre pressure monitoring system.

Useful information about the car's windows

All the power windows can be controlled from the driver's door and for the other doors each power window can be controlled from its own door. For certain models there is also the option to specify a panoramic roof.

Traffic information providers

Information on which companies deliver traffic information to your car and its systems in different countries is found below.

Finding the car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

When you contact a Volvo dealer for a Volvo On Call subscription, for example, you need to specify the car's vehicle identification number VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

Privacy and data sharing

Many connected services and apps need to be able to send and receive information and data. The data sharing function for your connected services and apps is deactivated as standard. To be able to use certain connected services and apps in the car, you must choose yourself to activate data sharing for them.

Activate data sharing in connection with starting a connected service or app

If you have not activated data sharing for a connected service or downloaded apps, you can do this in connection with starting them in your centre display. The first time you start a service, or after e.g. a factory reset or certain software updates, you must also accept Volvo's terms and conditions for connected services.

The remote control key's key blade and replacing the battery

The remote control key contains a detachable key blade that can be used, amongst other things, to unlock the left-hand front door if the battery in the remote control key is weak or empty. You can replace the battery in your remote control key yourself.

IntelliSafe safety check when starting

When you start the car after it has been switched off completely, a safety check of the car's driver support systems is shown in the driver display. This is a new visual function that is being added with software to be released in November 2017.

Activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu

You can activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu in your centre display.

Edit and protect driver profile

You can save personal settings specific to you in a driver profile by protecting the profile. The settings currently active at the time of locking are then saved. You can also name ore rename a profile whenever you wish.

Driver profiles

In order for your Volvo to be customised for you every time you get into the car, you have the option to save and protect your personal preferences in driver profiles. The driver profiles can be connected to the car's keys, and when the car is unlocked, its settings are adjusted to the driver profile in the key being used.

Type lists for Volvo's child restraint systems

The type lists contain information about which car models and seating positions in the car the various child restraint systems are approved for.

Operating the panoramic roof

The panoramic roof consists of a sun visor and a glass roof panel. You can adjust the panoramic roof settings as required and desired.

Handle cargo cover

The cargo cover provides an easy way to keep prying eyes from looking into your cargo area. Information on how to use the cargo cover can be found here.