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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

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.

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

Updated 11/25/2019

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.

If you choose to start to use a new driver profile, data sharing needs to be activated for the connected services that shall be used by the profile. This even applies if you previously activated data sharing for connected services for other driver profiles.

Sometimes after a workshop visit or software update, some settings in your car may have been reset to their default settings. Since the data sharing settings are unique to each driver profile, data sharing must be reactivated individually for each profile.

Note

When you buy a Volvo, the dealer can often provide assistance with settings in the car and go through the various setting options with you as customer. Among other things, this could mean that data sharing was already activated for connected services in the new car at the time of delivery.

If you then start to use a new driver profile, the data sharing settings for the new profile will be deactivated and need to be activated for the connected services that shall be used. This also applies to data sharing settings for downloaded apps.

Check which driver profile is being used

The data sharing settings may have a different appearance for different driver profiles in your car. For example, one profile may have data sharing activated for only one connected service, while another has the function activated for all services and downloaded apps.

If some apps or connected services do not seem to work properly in your car, for example if have been asked on a number of occasions to allow data sharing for certain functions, check which driver profile is active and for which services the profile has activated data sharing.

You can change driver profile under Profile in the top view in your centre display.

You can choose to activate data sharing at any time for the connected services you want available in a driver profile, but the changes will only be temporary if the settings of the profile have been protected and saved. This is because if a driver profile has been protected, all settings will be restored to the last saved value when the car is switched off and locked.

To save changes made in a protected driver profile, go to SettingsSystemDriver ProfilesEdit Profile in your centre display and press to save changes for a profile at the bottom of the screen.

Car model/model year

XC90 and XC90 Twin Engine of model year 2016 onwards with installed or updated software available from and including November 2017

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards with installed or updated software available from and including November 2017

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards with installed or updated software available from and including November 2017

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 with installed or updated software available from and including November 2017

S90, V90 and V90 Cross Country of model year 2017 onwards with installed or updated software available from and including November 2017

XC40, XC60, XC60 Twin Engine, V90 Twin Engine and S90 Twin Engine of model year 2018 onwards with installed or updated software available from and including November 2017

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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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.