Switch - PACOS
The switch for the passenger airbag (PACOS) 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. The remote control key's key blade should be used to change position.
Location of airbag label plus switch.
Activated airbag (passenger seat):
Never place a child in a child seat or on a booster cushion on the front passenger seat when the airbag is activated. This applies to everyone shorter than 140 cm.
Deactivated airbag (passenger seat):
No one taller than 140 cm should ever sit in the front passenger seat when the airbag is deactivated.
Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger life.
If the car is equipped with a front passenger airbag, but does not have a PACOS switch (Passenger Airbag Cut Off Switch), then the airbag will always be activated.
Following which, the indicator in the roof console is illuminated showing the correct status for the front passenger seat airbag.
Indicator showing that the passenger airbag is activated.
A warning symbol in the roof console indicates that the airbag for the front passenger seat is activated (see preceding illustration).
Never place a child in a child seat or on a booster cushion in the front seat if the airbag is activated and the symbol in the roof console is illuminated. Failure to follow this advice could endanger the life of the child.
Indicator showing that the passenger airbag is deactivated.
A text message and a symbol in the roof console indicate that the airbag for the front passenger seat is deactivated (see preceding illustration).
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 the warning symbol for the airbag system is also displayed on the combined instrument panel. This indicates that there has been a severe malfunction. Visit a workshop as soon as possible. Volvo recommends that you contact an authorised Volvo workshop.
Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger the lives of passengers in the car.