Pedestrian airbag*

The airbag for pedestrians (Pedestrian Airbag) contributes in certain frontal collisions to alleviating the collision of the pedestrian with the car.
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The pedestrian airbag (Pedestrian Airbag) is fitted under the bonnet near the windscreen. In the event of certain frontal collisions with a pedestrian, the sensors in the front bumper react and the airbag inflates if required, based on the force of the impact. The sensors are active at a speed of approx. 20-50 km/h and an ambient temperature between -20 and +70°C.

The sensors are designed to detect a collision with an object that has similar properties to those of the human leg.


There may be objects in the traffic environment that prompt a signal to the sensors that is similar to a collision with a pedestrian. It is possible that the system will be activated in the event of a collision with such an object.
If the airbag is activated (Pedestrian Airbag)
  • the rear part of the bonnet is raised and locked in this position
  • the hazard warning flashers are activated
  • the brake system is prepared for the upcoming emergency braking.


Do not fit any accessories or change anything in the front if the car is equipped with airbag (Pedestrian Airbag). Incorrect intervention at the front may cause incorrect function in the system and lead to serious injury and damage to the car.

Volvo recommends that genuine wiper arms are used and that you only use genuine parts for them.


Volvo recommends contacting an authorised Volvo workshop in the event of damage to the bumper in order to ensure that the system is intact.
  1. * Option/accessory.