Airbags

Activating/deactivating the passenger airbag*

Updated 7/23/2018

The passenger airbag can be deactivated if the car is equipped with a switch, Passenger Airbag Cut Off Switch (PACOS).

Switch

The switch for the passenger airbag is located on the passenger end of the instrument panel and is accessible when the passenger door is open.

Check that the switch is in the required position.

ON - the airbag is activated and adults can sit safely in the passenger seat.
OFF - The airbag is deactivated and children can sit safely in the passenger seat.

Warning

If the car is not equipped with a switch to activate/deactivate the passenger airbag, the airbag will always be activated.

Activating the passenger airbag

Pull the switch outward and turn from OFF (B) to ON (A).

The driver display shows the message Passenger airbag onPlease acknowledge.

Note

If the passenger airbag has been activated/deactivated with the car in ignition position I or lower, a message is shown in the driver display and the following indicator in the roof console approx. 6 seconds after the car's electrical system has been set in ignition position II.

Confirm the message by pressing the right-hand steering wheel keypad's O button.

A text message and a warning symbol in the roof console indicate that the airbag for the front passenger seat is activated.

Warning

Never sit a child on a booster cushion, in a child seat or in a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat when the airbag is activated.

No one shorter than 140 cm should ever sit in the front passenger seat when the airbag is activated.

Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger life or lead to serious personal injury.

Deactivating the passenger airbag

Pull the switch outward and turn from ON (A) to OFF (B).

The driver display shows the message Passenger airbag offPlease acknowledge.

Note

If the passenger airbag has been activated/deactivated with the car in ignition position I or lower, a message is shown in the driver display and the following indicator in the roof console approx. 6 seconds after the car's electrical system has been set in ignition position II.

Confirm the message by pressing the right-hand steering wheel keypad's O button.

A text message and a symbol in the roof console indicate that the airbag for the front passenger seat is deactivated.

Warning

No one taller than 140 cm should ever sit in the front passenger seat when the airbag is deactivated.

Do not allow anyone to sit in the front passenger seat if the message in the roof console indicates that the airbag is deactivated and if at the same time this symbol and the message SRS airbagService urgent Drive to workshop are shown in the driver display. This indicates that a serious malfunction has occurred. Visit a workshop as soon as possible. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop should be contacted.

Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger life or lead to serious personal injury.

Important

If the passenger airbag is deactivated, the electric seatbelt tensioner on the passenger side will also be deactivated.


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