Tyre pressure monitoring (TPMS) (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System)* warns the driver when the pressure is too low in one or more of the car's tyres.
System and tyre status
The current status of the system and the tyres can be checked, see MY CAR.
Select the menu system MY CAR to open the menus for tyre monitoring.
Select Tyre pressure.
The status is colour-coded for each tyre in accordance with the following:
- All-green: the system is operating normally and the tyre pressure in all tyres is slightly above the recommended level.
- Yellow wheel: corresponding tyre's pressure is too low.
- Red wheel: corresponding tyre's pressure is very low.
- All wheels grey: the system is temporarily unavailable. It may be necessary to drive the car for a few minutes at a speed above 30 km/h before the system becomes active again.
- All wheels grey and the message Tyre pressure system Service required: an error has occurred in the system. Contact a Volvo dealer or workshop.
Clearing warning messages
If a tyre pressure message has been shown and the TPMS warning lamp has been illuminated:
Check the tyre pressure on the indicated tyre/tyres with a tyre pressure gauge.
Inflate the tyre/tyres to the correct pressure in accordance with the tyre pressure label on the driver's side door pillar (between front and rear doors).
In some cases it may be necessary to drive the car for a few minutes at a speed above 30 km/h in order to clear the warning text. At which point, the TPMS warning lamp is extinguished as well.
- The TPMS system uses a so-called compensated pressure value, based on both tyre temperature and ambient temperature. This means that the tyre pressure may differ slightly from the recommended pressures listed on the tyre pressure label on the driver's side door pillar (between front and rear doors). For this reason, it may be necessary to inflate the tyres to a slightly higher pressure in order to clear a low tyre pressure message.
- To avoid incorrect tyre pressure, the pressure should be checked on cold tyres. "Cold tyres" means the tyres are the same temperature as the ambient temperature (approx. 3 hours after the car has been driven). After a few kilometres of driving, the tyres warm up and the pressure increases.
- Incorrect tyre pressure may lead to tyre failure, which could result in the driver losing control of the car.
- The system cannot indicate sudden tyre damage in advance.