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How do I notice that a safety function has been activated?

If you notice that the car acts of its own accord in an unexpected way then this may be due to one of the car's safety-related functions being activated.

Altered start/stop symbols

The start/stop function switches off the engine temporarily when you come to a halt and then starts automatically when needed.

Wiper blades in service position

The wiper blades must be in service position if you want to change, clean or lift them, e.g. for scraping off ice from the windscreen.

New procedures for replacing the rear wiper blade

If your car has been in for service and a service technician has replaced the wiper arm for the rear wiper blade, the procedure for replacing the wiper is different.

Positioning toll tags on windscreens with heat reflective film

If you use a road toll tag or transmitter in your car to pass through road tolls, it is important that you position it correctly in the windscreen.

Privacy locking

The purpose of privacy locking, which is called private locking on certain models, is to be able to lock the boot lid/tailgate and glovebox but still have the option to open the doors and start the car. Privacy locking is especially useful when you are leaving your car in for service or at a hotel.

Connecting driver profile to key

Personal preferences for seats, climate control, audio, navigation and communication, amongst other things, can be saved in driver profiles and connected to one of the car's keys.

Cargo area floor in V90 Cross Country - Volvo Ocean Race

V90 Cross Country - Volvo Ocean Race is equipped with an exclusive cargo area floor that is hard-wearing and polishable.

Cancel route

You can easily cancel an ongoing route in the centre display.

Collision avoidance assistance

The collision avoidance assistance function can help you to reduce the risk of the car accidentally leaving its lane and/or colliding with another vehicle or obstacle by actively steering the car back into the lane and/or swerving.

Pilot Assist and Lane assistance

Updated 11/25/2019

Pilot Assist and Lane assistance

Pilot Assist is a comfort function that can help you to keep your car within its own lane and maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front of you. Lane Keeping Aid is a function which, in a similar way, can help you in some situations to reduce the risk of your car accidentally leaving its own lane.

Pilot Assist

Pilot Assist may vary depending on model year. The information below is applicable to model year 2017.

Pilot Assist can help you to steer your car between the lane markings, as well as maintaining a preset speed or distance to the vehicle ahead. This function can also help you to maintain an even line on the carriageway by keeping track of the lane's lane lines.

What does Pilot Assist do?

  • Can help to keep the car within its lane by assisting steering in some cases.
  • Can help to maintain a preset speed or the distance to the vehicle ahead by means of acceleration and braking operations.

Activate/deactivate Pilot Assist

16w17 - Support site - Pilot assist - Steering wheel symbol on the driver display

Browse to Pilot Assist using the steering wheel's arrow keys. Press the steering wheel button to launch Pilot Assist.

Note

With Sensus Connect software from May 2017, Pilot Assist cannot be activated if a trailer, bicycle rack or similar has been connected to the car's electrical system.

How do I know when Pilot Assist is operational?

Symbols in the driver's display in the car indicate when this function is operational.

When the steering wheel in the middle is grey, Pilot Assist is running but steering assistance is not active:

16w17 - P5 - Support site - Pilot assist not active

Grey steering wheel = Pilot Assist is running but steering assistance is not active.

When the steering wheel is green, Pilot Assist is running and steering assistance is active:

16w17 - P5 - Support site - Pilot assist active

Green steering wheel = Pilot Assist steering assistance is active.

Conditions for Pilot Assist

The following are required to allow Pilot Assist to help you drive the car and contribute with steering assistance:

  • Pilot Assist must be enabled using the steering wheel button.
  • The driver must be wearing the seatbelt and the driver's door must be closed.
  • The lane's edge markings must be clear and must be detected by the car. If the car cannot detect the road lines then the steering assistance may disappear/return without warning.
  • The speed must not exceed 140 km/h (87 mph).
  • The driver must keep his/her hands on the steering wheel.

Tips for using Pilot Assist

To find out more about what Pilot Assist has to offer, more information and useful tips can be found here.

Lane assistance

Lane assistance (LKALane Keeping Aid) can provide steering assistance and/or a warning to the driver when the vehicle is about to leave its own lane unintentionally. This function is active in the speed range 65-200 km/h (40-125 mph) on roads with clearly visible lane lines.

What does lane assistance do?

  • Lane assistance can provide the driver with steering assistance, steering the car back into its lane and/or providing warnings using acoustic signals or steering wheel vibration.

Activating/deactivating lane assistance

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid function button

Enable/disable this function by pressing the LKA symbol in the function view in the centre display.

How do I know when lane assistance is operational?

Symbols in the driver's display in the car show the status of the function.

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid unavailable

A grey symbol in the driver's display means that the function is running but the conditions for LKA have not been met.

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid - White (active)

A white symbol in the driver's display means that the conditions for LKA have been met and that the function is available.

16w17 - Support site - Lane keeping aid - Orange (started)

An orange symbol in the driver's display means that LKA is providing steering assistance back in to the lane and/or will provide warnings using acoustic signals or steering wheel vibration.

Conditions for lane assistance

The following are required for this function to be able to provide steering assistance:

  • The car must maintain a speed of between 65 and 200 km/h (40-125 mph).
  • The lane's edge markings must be clear and must be detected by the car.
  • The driver must keep his/her hands on the steering wheel for Lane Keeping Aid to provide steering assistance.

Warning

The functions described are supplementary aids - they cannot handle all situations in all conditions.

The driver always bears responsibility that the vehicle is driven safely and that applicable road traffic rules and regulations are followed.

Note

The functions are briefly described below. For more detailed information and important warnings regarding functions, etc., see the Owner's Manual for your car model.

Some of the car's systems are fitted as standard while others are options. This may vary depending on market, model year and car model.

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


This article is applicable to

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards

V60, V60 Twin Engine and V60 Cross Country of model year 2019 onwards

S60 and S60 Twin Engine of model year 2020 onwards

The range of models may vary depending on market.


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Maintenance of the interior

Using the car has an effect on its interior. Leather and fabrics undergo change and develop a patina. Using the right maintenance and cleaning you can keep the car clean and fresh for many years. Volvo has developed cleaning methods and products.

Setting the clock

The first time you use the car, or if the current to the car's battery has been disconnected, you may need to make the settings for time and date. It is important that the clock is set, so that the car can connect to the Internet, amongst other things.

To bear in mind when refuelling

When refuelling, it's important to fully insert the nozzle in the filler pipe, past the double seal in the pipe.

AdBlue®

AdBlue is a colourless fluid used in the car's combustion system (SCR) to reduce emissions of harmful substances from the diesel engine. Here you can read about AdBlue and what you should know about with regard to filling and checking the AdBlue level.

A dynamic symbol in the driver display

Volvo's driver display contains a dynamic symbol that changes appearance if a function is activated or if the car needs to attract your attention.

Driving with a trailer

When driving with a trailer, there are a number of points that are important to think about regarding the towbar, the trailer and how the load is positioned in the trailer.

Automatic start of seat heating

The function for automatic start of seat heating varies depending on car model and differs between the driver's and passenger sides.

IntelliSafe - driver support and safety

IntelliSafe is the Volvo Cars concept concerning car safety and it consists of a number of functions that can actively or passively assist you with your driving in different situations. For example, the functions can help you to maintain a certain time interval to the vehicle in front of you, prevent a collision by giving a warning and braking the car, or help with parking.

Error message after tyre change

An error message may be shown in the display after you have changed a tyre. If it appears, you need to perform a calibration of the tyre pressure monitoring system.

Traffic information providers

Information on which companies deliver traffic information to your car and its systems in different countries is found below.

Settings for privacy and data sharing are unique to each driver profile

When you start to use a new driver profile, the data sharing settings for the profile are set to the car's default settings and are deactivated.

To bear in mind when refuelling

When refuelling, it's important to fully insert the nozzle in the filler pipe, past the double seal in the pipe.

Driving holiday and long journeys

Be prepared and enhance your driving holidays and long journeys. Here you can find useful tips so that you and your Volvo are well equipped when you venture out onto the roads.

Private locking

When you drop the car off for service, at a hotel or similar, you can use the private locking function to lock the glovebox, tailgate, boot lid or rear seat. The private locking function varies depending on car model.

Error message from the tyre pressure monitoring system in the driver display, e.g. after changing a tyre or for low tyre pressure

For example, if you see the Check Car Status app in center display message in your driver display, you need to calibrate/save a new tyre pressure in the tyre pressure monitoring system.

Useful information about the car's windows

All the power windows can be controlled from the driver's door and for the other doors each power window can be controlled from its own door. For certain models there is also the option to specify a panoramic roof.

Traffic information providers

Information on which companies deliver traffic information to your car and its systems in different countries is found below.

Finding the car's VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)

When you contact a Volvo dealer for a Volvo On Call subscription, for example, you need to specify the car's vehicle identification number VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).

Privacy and data sharing

Many connected services and apps need to be able to send and receive information and data. The data sharing function for your connected services and apps is deactivated as standard. To be able to use certain connected services and apps in the car, you must choose yourself to activate data sharing for them.

Activate data sharing in connection with starting a connected service or app

If you have not activated data sharing for a connected service or downloaded apps, you can do this in connection with starting them in your centre display. The first time you start a service, or after e.g. a factory reset or certain software updates, you must also accept Volvo's terms and conditions for connected services.

The remote control key's key blade and replacing the battery

The remote control key contains a detachable key blade that can be used, amongst other things, to unlock the left-hand front door if the battery in the remote control key is weak or empty. You can replace the battery in your remote control key yourself.

IntelliSafe safety check when starting

When you start the car after it has been switched off completely, a safety check of the car's driver support systems is shown in the driver display. This is a new visual function that is being added with software to be released in November 2017.

Activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu

You can activate data sharing for connected services and downloaded apps via the settings menu in your centre display.

Edit and protect driver profile

You can save personal settings specific to you in a driver profile by protecting the profile. The settings currently active at the time of locking are then saved. You can also name ore rename a profile whenever you wish.

Driver profiles

In order for your Volvo to be customised for you every time you get into the car, you have the option to save and protect your personal preferences in driver profiles. The driver profiles can be connected to the car's keys, and when the car is unlocked, its settings are adjusted to the driver profile in the key being used.

Type lists for Volvo's child restraint systems

The type lists contain information about which car models and seating positions in the car the various child restraint systems are approved for.

Operating the panoramic roof

The panoramic roof consists of a sun visor and a glass roof panel. You can adjust the panoramic roof settings as required and desired.

Handle cargo cover

The cargo cover provides an easy way to keep prying eyes from looking into your cargo area. Information on how to use the cargo cover can be found here.