Symbols and messages

Indicator and warning symbols

Updated 11/9/2020

Indicator and warning symbols

The indicator and warning systems alert the driver to the fact that a function is activated, a system is working, or a defect or serious error has occurred.

Red symbols

P5-1507 Symbol General red

Warning

The red warning symbol illuminates when a fault has been detected which could affect the safety or drivability of the car. An explanatory text is shown on the driver display at the same time.

The warning symbol can also illuminate in conjunction with other symbols.

P5-1507 Symbol Seatbelt

Seatbelt reminder

Illuminates or flashes when someone in the car is not wearing a seatbelt.

P5-1507 Symbol SRS indicator

Airbags

An error has been detected in any of the car's safety systems.

Read the message on the driver display and contact a workshop. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop is contacted.

P5-1507 Symbol Brake red

Fault in brake system

An error has occurred on the braking system.

Read the message on the driver display and contact a workshop. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop is contacted.

P5-1507 Symbol Park brake

Parking brake

Light illuminated permanently: The parking brake is activated.

Flashing: an error has occurred with the parking brake. Read the message in the driver display.

P5-1507 Symbol Battery

Faults in the electrical system

An error has occurred on the electrical system.

Read the message on the driver display and contact a workshop. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop is contacted.

P5P6-1946-Symbol, engine temp warning

High engine temperature

The engine temperature is too high. Read the message in the driver display.

P5-1746-ALL-Front collision warning tell tale symbol

Collision risk

City Safety warns of a risk of collision with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists or large animals.

P5-1507 Symbol Oil

Low oil pressure

The engine oil pressure is too low. Stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level, top up if necessary.

If the symbol lights up and the oil level is normal, read the message on the display and contact a workshop. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop is contacted.

Amber symbols

P5-1507 Symbol General yellow

Information

A fault has occurred in one of the car's systems. Read the message in the driver display.

The information symbol can also illuminate in conjunction with other symbols.

P5-1507 Symbol Brake warning

Fault in brake system

An error has occurred on the braking system. Read the message in the driver display.

P5-1507 Symbol ABS brake

ABS fault

The system is disengaged. The car's regular brake system continues to work, but without the ABS function.

P5-1746-ALL-Adblue tell tale symbol

AdBlue system (diesel)

Low AdBlue level or fault in AdBlue system.

P5-1507-Emissions System symbol

Emissions system

Emissions systems fault. Drive to a workshop for checking. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop is contacted.

P5-1507 Symbol Fog light rear

Rear fog lamp

The rear fog lamp is illuminated.

P5-1507-Tyre Pressue System symbol

Tyre pressure system

Low tyre pressure.

If there is a fault in the tyre pressure system, the symbol will flash for approx. 1 minute and then illuminate with a constant glow. This may be because the system cannot detect or warn of low tyre pressure as intended.

P5-1507-Active Bending Light Symbol

Fault in the headlamp system

A fault has occurred on the headlamp system. Read the message in the driver display.

P5P6-20w17-Lane keeping aid, amber colored

Lane assistance

Lane assistance warns/intervenes.

P5-15w19-Electronic Stability Control-symbol

Stability system

Light on permanently: a fault has occurred in the system.

Flashing: the system is working.

P5-1507-Stability system, Electronic Stability Control, sport mode symbol

Stability system, sport mode

Sport mode is selected.

Blue symbols

P5-1507 Symbol Auto high beam active

Active main beam

Active main beam is activated and switched on.

P5-15w19 Symbol High beam active

Main beam

Main beam is switched on.

Green symbols

P5-1507 Symbol Auto hold

Automatic brake

The function is activated and the service brake or parking brake is operating.

P5-1507 Symbol Fog light front

Front fog lamps

The front fog lamp is switched on.

P5-1507 Symbol Forward lights

Position lamps

The position lamps are switched on.

P5-15w19 Symbol Turn indicator left
P5-1507 Symbol Turn indicator right

Left and right-hand direction indicator

The direction indicator is being used.

White/grey symbols

P5-1507 Symbol Auto high beam inactive

Active main beam

Active main beam is activated, but does not come on.

P6-XC40-1746-Tell tale symbol pre-heater in driver display

Preconditioning

Engine and compartment heater/air conditioning pre-condition the car.

P5-1507-Lane Keeping Aid- Active symbol

Lane assistance

White symbol: Lane assistance is on and road lines are detected.

Grey symbol: Lane assistance is on but road lines are not detected.

P5-1507 Symbol Rain sensor

Rain sensor

The rain sensor is activated.


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