WHIPS - seating position
For optimum protection from the WHIPS system the driver and passenger must have the correct seating position and make sure that the system's function is not obstructed.
Set the correct seating position in the front seat before driving starts.
Driver and front seat passenger should sit in the centre of the seat with as little space as possible between the head and the head restraint.
Do not squeeze rigid objects between the rear seat cushion and the front seat's backrest. Make sure you do not to obstruct the function of the WHIPS system.
If a rear seat backrest is folded down, the corresponding front seat must be moved forward so that it does not make contact with the folded backrest.
If a seat has been subjected to extreme forces, such as due to a rear-end collision, the WHIPS system must be checked. Volvo recommends that it is checked by an authorised Volvo workshop.
Part of the WHIPS system's protective capacity may have been lost even if the seat appears to be undamaged.
Volvo recommends that you contact an authorised Volvo workshop to have the system checked even after a minor rear-end collision.