Battery - Start/Stop

Cars with the Start/Stop function are equipped with a support battery in addition to the starter battery.

Cars with the Start/Stop function are equipped with two 12 V batteries - one extra powerful battery for starting and one support battery that helps during the Start/Stop function's starting sequence.

For more information on the Start/Stop function, see Start/Stop*.

For more information on the car's starter battery, see Jump starting with another battery.

The following table shows specifications for the starter battery and support battery respectively in cars with Start/Stop function.

Start, 12 V Support, 12 V
Cold start capacity1 - CCA2 (A)



Left-hand drive car:



Right-hand drive car:


Size, L×W×H (mm)


Left-hand drive car:



Right-hand drive car:


Capacity (Ah)


Left-hand drive car:



Right-hand drive car:



When replacing the starter battery in cars with the Start/Stop function, a battery of EFB7 type or stronger must be installed.

When replacing the support battery, a battery of AGM8 type must be fitted.


  • The higher the current take-off in the car, the more the alternator must be working and the batteries charging = Increased fuel consumption.
  • When the capacity of the starter battery has fallen below the lowest permissible level then the Start/Stop function is disengaged.

Temporarily reduced Start/Stop function due to high current take-off means:

  • The engine starts automatically9 without the driver depressing the clutch pedal (manual gearbox).
  • The engine starts automatically without the driver lifting his/her foot off the foot brake pedal (automatic gearbox).

Location of the batteries

P3-1046-s+v60 DRIVe Start/Stop battery location
A: Left-hand drive car. B: Right-hand drive car.
  1. Ikon röd cirkel 1Starter battery10
  2. Ikon röd cirkel 2Support battery

The support battery normally requires no more service than the normal battery that is used for starting. A workshop should be contacted in the event of questions or problems - an authorised Volvo workshop is recommended.


If the following instruction is not observed then the Start/Stop function may temporarily cease to work after the connection of an external battery or battery charger:

  • The negative battery terminal on the car's starter battery must never be used for connecting an external battery or battery charger - only the car chassis may be used as the grounding point.

See Jump starting with another battery for a description of how the cable clamps must be attached.


If the starter battery has been discharged so much that the car has no normal electrical functions and the engine is then jump-started with an external battery or a battery charger, the Start/Stop function will continue to be activated. If the Start/Stop function then auto-stops the engine shortly after, there is a great risk that engine auto-start will fail due to insufficient battery capacity, because the battery has not had the opportunity to recharge.

If the car has been jump-started, or if there is insufficient time to charge the battery with a battery charger, the recommendation is to temporarily deactivate the Start/Stop function until the battery has been recharged by the car. In an outside temperature of +15 °C, the battery needs to be charged for at least 1 hour by the car. In a lower outside temperature, the charging time may increase to 3-4 hours. The recommendation is to charge the battery using an external battery charger.

For more information on charging the starter battery, see Starter battery - general.

  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 In accordance with EN standard.
  3. 2 Cold Cranking Amperes.
  4. 3 Manual gearbox.
  5. 4 Automatic gearbox.
  6. 5 Manual gearbox in combination with Start/Stop function that only auto-stops when the car is completely stationary.
  7. 6 Others.
  8. 7 Enhanced Flooded Battery.
  9. 8 Absorbed Glass Mat.
  10. 9 Automatic starting can only take place if the gear lever is in neutral position.
  11. 10 See Starter battery - general for detailed description of the starter battery.

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