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V40 Cross Country
Starter battery - replacement
The starter battery should be replaced by an authorised workshop.
Engine oil - checking and filling
Depending on engine variant the oil level is checked with the dipstick or the electronic oil level sensor.
Fuses - general
All electrical functions and components are protected by a number of fuses in order to protect the car's electrical system from damage by short circuiting or overloading.
The electrical system is single-pole and uses the chassis and engine casing as a conductor.
Engine compartment - overview
The overview shows normal checking points.
Washer fluid - filling
Washer fluid is used for cleaning the headlamps and windows. Washer fluid with antifreeze must be used during winter.
Engine compartment - checking
Some oils and fluids should be checked at regular intervals.
Coolant - grade and volume
Approved coolant volume for each respective engine alternative can be read in the table.
Washer fluid - quality and volume
Washer fluid is used, together with windscreen and rear window wipers, to keep the car's windows and headlamps clean and ensure visibility while driving.
Engine oil - general
An approved engine oil must be used in order that the recommended service intervals can be applied.
Engine oil - grade and volume
Recommended engine oil grade and volume for each respective engine alternative can be read in the table.
Brake fluid - grade and volume
The medium in a hydraulic brake system is called brake fluid, and it is used to transfer pressure from e.g. a brake pedal via a master brake cylinder to one or more slave cylinders, which in turn act on a mechanical brake.
Fuses - in engine compartment
Fuses in the engine compartment protect engine and brake functions, amongst other things.
Battery - symbols
There are information and warning symbols on the battery.
Coolant - level
The coolant cools the internal combustion engine to the correct operating temperature. The heat that is transferred from the engine to the coolant can be used to heat the passenger compartment. The coolant level must lie between the MIN and MAX marks on the expansion tank.
Bonnet - opening and closing
The bonnet can be opened when the handle in the passenger compartment has been turned clockwise and the lock by the grille has been moved to the left. The bonnet can be opened when the handle in the passenger compartment has been turned clockwise and the lock by the grille has been moved to the left.
Battery - Start/Stop
Cars with Start/Stop function, in addition to the starter battery, are equipped with a support battery.
Starter battery - general
The starter battery is used to drive the starter motor and other electrical equipment in the car. The service life and function of the starter battery is influenced by factors such as the number of starts, discharging, driving style, driving conditions, climatic conditions etc.
Brake and clutch fluid - level
Brake and clutch fluid level should be between the reservoir MIN and MAX marks.
Climate control system - fault tracing and repair
The air conditioning system must only be serviced and repaired by an authorised workshop.