Airbags

Passenger airbag - activating/deactivating*

Updated 7/23/2018

Front passenger airbag in the front seat can be deactivated if the car is equipped with a switch, PACOS (Passenger Airbag Cut Off Switch).

Switch - PACOS

The switch for the passenger airbag (PACOS) is located on the passenger end of the instrument panel and is accessible when the passenger door is open.

Check that the switch is in the required position. The remote control key's key blade should be used to change position.

Location of airbag switch.

Location of airbag switch.

ON- the airbag is activated. With the switch in this position, all front-facing passengers (children and adults) can sit safely on the passenger seat.
OFF - the airbag is deactivated. With the switch in this position, children in rear-facing child seats can sit safely on the front passenger seat.

Warning

Activated airbag (passenger seat):

Never use a rear-facing child seat on the front passenger seat when the passenger airbag is activated.

Deactivated airbag (passenger seat):

Front-facing passengers (children and adults) must never sit on the front passenger seat when the passenger airbag is deactivated.

Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger life or lead to serious personal injury.

Warning

If the car is equipped with a front passenger airbag, but does not have a PACOS switch (Passenger Airbag Cut Off Switch), then the airbag will always be activated.

Note

When the remote control key is in key position II the warning symbol for the airbag is shown in the combined instrument panel for approx. 6 seconds.

Following which, the indicator in the roof console is illuminated showing the correct status for the front passenger seat airbag.

Indicator showing that the passenger airbag is activated.

Indicator showing that the passenger airbag is activated.

A text message and a warning symbol in the roof console indicate that the airbag for the front passenger seat is activated (see preceding illustration).

Warning

Never use a rear-facing child seat on the front seat if the passenger airbag is activated and the symbol in the roof console is illuminated to indicate this. Failure to follow this advice could endanger the life of the child.

Indicator showing that the passenger airbag is deactivated.

Indicator showing that the passenger airbag is deactivated.

A text message and a symbol in the roof console indicate that the airbag for the front passenger seat is deactivated (see preceding illustration).

Warning

Do not allow anyone to sit in the front passenger seat if the message in the roof console indicates that the airbag is deactivated, and if the warning symbol for the airbag system is also displayed on the combined instrument panel. This indicates that there has been a severe malfunction. Visit a workshop as soon as possible. Volvo recommends that you contact an authorised Volvo workshop.

Warning

Failure to follow the advice given above can endanger the lives of passengers in the car.


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