Checking and filling with engine oil

The oil level is detected with the electronic oil level sensor.

See oil level in the centre display

The oil level can be shown in the centre display when the car is started. It should be checked regularly.

Press iCup-2037-App view symbol in the centre display.
Select Car status.
Different types of information about the car can be shown, including oil level.


The system cannot directly detect changes when the oil is filled or drained out. The car must have been driven approx. 30 km (approx. 20 miles) and have been stationary for 5 minutes with the engine switched off and on level ground before the oil level indication is correct.


If the right conditions for measuring the oil level (time after engine shutdown, the car's inclination, outside temperature, etc.) are not met, then the message No value available will be shown in the centre display. This does not mean that there is something wrong in the car's systems.


P5-1519 Symbol Oil Level Service Required

If this symbol is shown then the oil pressure may be too low. Stop the car as quickly as possible and have the car recovered to a workshop – an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.

Fill the engine oil

P5-1617-S90/V90 Filler cap
Filler pipe1,2.

In some cases, oil may need to be topped up between service intervals. No action with regard to engine oil level needs to be taken until a message is shown in the driver display.


If the message Engine oil level Service required is shown, then the oil level may be too high. Visit a workshop – an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.


Take care not to spill any oil in the engine compartment. This may lead to fire if the oil comes into contact with hot parts.


If a message prompts you to top up the engine oil, only fill with the specified amount. If the level is too high, it may result in operational disruption.
  1. 1 Engines with electronic oil level sensor do not have a dipstick.
  2. 2 The appearance of the engine compartment may differ depending on model and engine variant.