Introduction

Reading the owner's manual

Updated 7/23/2018

A good way of getting to know your new car is to read the owner's manual, ideally before your first journey.

Reading the owner's manual is a good way to become familiar with new functions, get advice on how best to handle the car in different situations and learn how to make the best use of all the car's features. Please pay attention to the safety instructions contained in the owner's manual.

Development work is constantly in progress to improve our product. Modifications may mean that information, descriptions and illustrations in the owner's manual differ from the equipment in the car. We reserve the right to make modifications without prior notice.

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Owner's Manual in mobile devices

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Note

The Owner's manual is available for download as a mobile application (applies for certain car models and mobile devices), see www.volvocars.com.

The mobile application also includes video and searchable content and easy navigation between different sections.

Options/accessories

All types of option/accessory are marked with an asterisk*.

In addition to standard equipment, the owner's manual also describes options (factory fitted equipment) and certain accessories (retrofitted extra equipment).

The equipment described in the owner's manual is not available in all cars - they have different equipment depending on adaptations for the needs of different markets and national or local laws and regulations.

In the event of uncertainty over what is standard or an option/accessory, contact a Volvo dealer.

Special texts

Warning

Warning texts appear if there is a risk of injury.

Important

"Important" texts appear if there is a risk of damage.

Note

NOTE texts give advice or tips that facilitate the use of e.g. features and functions.

Footnote

In certain places the owner's manual contains supplementary information. The supplement is indicated with an information symbol: Example of supplementary information.. Press the symbol to see the supplement.

Message texts

In the car there are displays that show menu texts and message texts. In the owner's manual the appearance of these texts differs from the normal text. Examples of menu texts and message texts: Media, Sending location.

Decals

The car contains different types of decal which are designed to convey important information in a simple and clear manner. The decals in the car have the following descending degree of importance for the warning/information.

Warning for personal injury

P1-P2-820 Decal warning

Black ISO symbols on yellow warning field, white text/image on black message field. Used to indicate the presence of danger which, if the warning is ignored, may result in serious personal injury or fatality.

Risk of property damage

P1-P2-820 Decal notice

White ISO symbols and white text/image on black or blue warning field and message field. Used to indicate the presence of danger which, if the warning is ignored, may result in damage to property.

Information

P1-P2-820 Decal information

White ISO symbols and white text/image on black message field.

Note

It is not intended that the decals illustrated in the owner's manual should be exact replicas of those in the car. They are included to show their approximate appearance and locations in the car. The information that applies to your particular car can be found on the decal on the car.

Procedure lists

Procedures where action must be taken in a certain sequence are numbered in the owner's manual.

When there is a series of illustrations for step-by-step instructions each step is numbered in the same way as the corresponding illustration.
Lists of letters appear adjacent to the series of illustrations where the order of the instructions is not significant.
Arrows appear numbered and unnumbered and are used to illustrate a movement.
Arrows with letters are used to clarify a movement when the reciprocal order is of no relevance.

If there is no series of illustrations for step-by-step instructions then the different steps are numbered with normal numbers.

Position lists

Red circles containing a number are used in overview images where different components are pointed out. The number recurs in the position list featured in connection with the illustration that describes the item.

Bulleted lists

A bulleted list is used when there is a list of points in the owner's manual.

Example:

  • Coolant
  • Engine oil

Related information

Related information refers to other articles containing closely-associated information.

Images

The manual's images are sometimes schematic and may deviate from the car's appearance depending on equipment level and market.


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