Using jump starting with another battery
When a fuse has blown the message 12 V Battery Fuse failure Service required is shown in the driver display. Volvo recommends that an authorised Volvo workshop is contacted.
When jump-starting the car, the following steps are recommended to avoid short circuits or other damage:
Start your own car's engine. If the start attempt fails then extend the charging time to 10 minutes, and then make a new start attempt.
Remove the jump leads in reverse order - first the black and then the red.
Make sure that none of the black jump lead's clamps comes into contact with the car's positive jump-starting point/donor battery's positive terminal or the clamp connected to the red jump lead.
- The battery can generate oxyhydrogen gas, which is highly explosive. A spark can be formed if a jump lead is connected incorrectly, and this can be enough for the battery to explode.
- Do not connect the jump leads to any fuel system component or any moving part. Be careful of hot engine parts.
- The battery contains sulphuric acid, which can cause serious burns.
- If sulphuric acid comes into contact with eyes, skin or clothing, flush with large quantities of water. If acid splashes into the eyes - seek medical attention immediately.
- Never smoke near the battery.