The safety grille prevents loads or pets in the cargo area from being thrown forward in the passenger compartment under heavy braking.
The safety grille is crash-tested in accordance with the ECE R17 legal requirement and fulfils Volvo's strength requirements.
For safety reasons, the safety grille must always be attached and anchored correctly.
Under no circumstances may anybody remain in the cargo area while the car is moving. This is to avoid injury in the event of heavy braking or an accident.
The safety grille must only be used in the rear position (behind the rear seat) described here.
Before first installing the safety grille, the existing plastic roof mountings must be replaced with steel roof mountings. Volvo recommends that replacing roof mountings is performed at an authorised Volvo workshop or retailer.
Fold the rear seat's backrest forward.
Make sure that the safety grille is turned in the right direction. Lift in the safety grille through one of the rear side doors.
Position the safety grille's brackets on the roof mountings.
The next step is facilitated if two people hold the safety grille in the right position.
Insert the supplied screw and tighten using the supplied 6 mm Allen key. Repeat on the other side. Recommended tightening torque: 20 Nm (15 foot-pounds).
Check that the safety grille is properly fitted.
Restore the backrest to the upright position.
For more information about the tools required and methods for fitting/removal, see the installation instructions that were included with the initial purchase.
The protective grille cannot be folded up or down when a cargo cover is fitted.