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Emission Design and Defect Warranty Emission Performance Warranty -U.S. and Province of British Columbia only

These are the Federal warranties; other warranties are provided as required by laws in your state or province. Refer to your separate Warranty and Service Records Information Booklet for detailed information concerning each of the warranties.

pg. 112 Servicing

Hoisting the car

If a garage jack is used to lift the car, the two jack attachments points should be used. They are specially reinforced to bear the weight of the car. A garage jack can also be placed under the front of the engine support frame and under the reinforced plate in the spare wheel well. Take care not to damage the splash guard under the engine. Ensure that the jack is positioned so that the car cannot slide off it. Always use axle stands or similar structures.

If a two-post hoist is used to lift the car, the front lift arm pads should be positioned under the rear engine frame mounts. The rear lift arm pads should be positioned under the rear supporting arm bracket. CAUTION: Certain models have reduced ground clearance due to the design of the front spoiler. Please observe

caution when driving the car onto a garage hoist.

pg. 113 Emission Maintenance

Periodic maintenance helps minimize emissions

Periodic maintenance will help keep your vehicle running well. Your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet provides a comprehensive periodic maintenance schedule up to 150,000 miles (240,000 km) of vehicle service. The schedule includes components that affect vehicle emissions. This page describes some of the emission-related components. Engine air filter

The engine air filter cleans particles from air entering the engine. Replace the engine air filter cartridge with a new one every 37,500 miles (60,000 km) under normal driving conditions. Replace the cartridge more often when the vehicle is driven under dirty and dusty conditions. The cartridge cannot be cleaned, and should always be replaced with a new one. Fuel filter

The fuel filter should be replaced at 105,000 miles (168,000 km). The filter is replaced as a complete unit. Replace more frequently if contaminated fuel is introduced into the tank, or if there is reason to suspect that this has occurred. Fuel system, including filler cap, tank and lines and connections

The ability of the fuel system to contain hydrocarbons depends upon a leak-free system. Inspect fuel lines every 30,000 miles (48,000 km). Check for proper sealing of the fuel filler cap which contains "O" ring seals.

NOTE: If the fuel filler cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Check Engine light ("Malfunction indicator") may indicate a fault. However, your vehicle's performance will not be affected. Use only Volvo original or approved fuel filler caps. Timing belt

For proper functioning of the vehicle and its emission control systems, the timing belt and belt tensioner must be replaced every 105,000 miles (168,000 km). Engine damage will occur if the belt fails. PCV system

(on turbocharged models) The nipple in the intake manifold and the filter at the end of the PCV hose in the air cleaner should be inspected and cleaned at 105,000 miles (168,000 km) and thereafter, again at 150,000 mile (240,000 km) intervals. Spark plugs

The spark plugs should be replaced every 60,000 miles (96,000 km) under normal driving conditions. City driving or

fast highway driving may necessitate replacement sooner. Under normal driving conditions, spark plugs require no maintenance between replacement intervals. When installing new plugs, be sure to use the right type and to tighten them correctly. When changing the plugs, clean the terminals and rubber seals. Also check that the suppressor connectors are in good condition. Cracked or damaged connectors should be replaced.

pg. 114 Fuel/emissions systems

Fuel system

The fuel system is all-electronic and is microprocessor-controlled. It can continually compensate for variation in engine load, speed and temperature to give the best economy and power. A mass air flow sensor measures the inducted air. In this way the system can make instantaneous adjustments for changes in air temperature or density, thus always assuring the best economy with the lowest possible exhaust emissions. Heated oxygen sensor(s)

This is an emission control system designed to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. The heated oxygen sensor monitors the composition of the exhaust gases leaving the engine. The exhaust gas analysis is fed into an electronic module. This adjusts the air-fuel ratio to provide optimum conditions for combustion and efficient reduction of the three major pollutants (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and oxides of nitrogen (NOx)) by a three-ways catalytic converter.

Crankcase ventilation

Crankcase ventilation

The engine is provided with positive crankcase ventilation which prevents crankcase gases from being released into the atmosphere. Instead, the crankcase gases are admitted to the intake manifold and cylinders. Evaporative control system

The car is equipped with an evaporative control system which prevents gasoline vapor from being released into the atmosphere.

The system consists of a fuel tank with filler pipe and cap, a rollover valve, a Fill Limit Vent Valve (FLVV), vapor vent lines, a charcoal canister, a purge line, a purge control valve and engine connections.

In addition, there is a pressure sensor connected to the fuel tank and a filter-protected Canister Close Valve (CCV) on the atmospheric side of the canister, for system diagnosis.

The gasoline vapor is channeled through the rollover valve and the FLVV via the vapor vent lines into the charcoal canister, where it is stored. When the engine is started, the gasoline vapor is drawn from the charcoal canister to the

engine's air intake system and into the combustion process.


If the fuel filler cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Malfunction

Indicator Lamp may indicate a fault.

During a transitional period, a small number of service stations may still have fuel nozzles that are not compatible

with the fuel filler neck on cars equipped with the evaporative emission control system mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. If you experience difficulties in refueling your vehicle, please ask the gas station attendant for assistance.

CAUTION: Fuel must not be siphoned from the fuel tank. This will damage the evaporative emission control system.

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Chapter 9 - Specifications

pg. 125 Specifications

Page Oil/fluids specifications 126
Engine specifications 127
Cooling/fuel/distributor ignition systems 128
Front/rear suspensions 128
Transmission, Capacities, Vehicle loading 129
Electrical system/bulbs 131
Dimensions and weights On Call Road assistance 132

pg. 126 Oil/fluid specifications

Engine Oil

Meeting or exceeding ILSAC specification GF-2, including ACEA A1, API SJ, SJ/CF, and SJ/Energy Conserving.

Oil additives must not be used. Engine oil Automatic transmission fluid Manual transmission fluid Power steering fluid Quality: ATF

Quality: Meeting API SJ, SJ/CF, and SJ/Energy Conserving. Quality: AW5. Only Volvo gearbox oil (1161540-8). Do not mix with other oils.. Quality: Volvo synthetic gearbox oil 1161423

Brake fluid

Quality: DOT 4+ boiling point > 536°F (280°C), P/N 9437433

Capacity (incl. filter): 6.2 US qts. (5.8 liters) Capacity: 8 US qts. (7.5 liters)

Capacity: 2.2 US qts. (2.1 liters) Capacity: 0.95 US qts. (0.9
liters) Capacity: 0.64 US qts. (0.6

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 127 Engine specifications


Liquid-cooled gasoline, 5-cylinder, in-line engine. Aluminum alloy cylinder block with cast-iron cylinder liners cast directly into the block. Aluminum alloy cylinder head with double overhead camshafts and separate intake and outlet channels.

Engine lubrication is provided by an eccentric pump driven from the crankshaft. Full-flow type oil filter. Exhaust emission control is accomplished by multiport fuel injection, heated oxygen sensor(s) and three-way catalytic converter. Charge air cooler (Intercooler)

Turbocharged engines employ a turbo-compressor to force air into the engine inlet manifold and a charge air cooler to cool the compressed inlet air. The resulting increase in air flow raises pressure in the intake manifold by approx. 8.7
psi (over atmospheric pressure) and engine power output by approx. 50 horsepower over that developed by the normally-aspirated engine. The charge air cooler (which resembles a radiator) is located between the turbo-compressor and inlet manifold. Designation: Output Max. torque Number of cylinders 5
Bore Stroke Displacement Compression ratio Number of valves

Volvo B 5234 T3
242 hp at 5400 rpm (180 kw/90 rps) 243 ft. lbs. at 2400-5100 rpm (330 Nm/40-92 rps)

3.19" (81 mm) 3.54" (90 mm) 2.3 liters 8.5:1

Volvo B 5244 T 197 hp at 5700 rpm (147 kw/95 rps) 210 ft. lbs. at 1800-5000 rpm (285 Nm/30-83 rps)

Designation: Output Max torque Number of cylinders 5
Bore Stroke Displacement Compression ratio Number of valves

3.27" (83 mm) 3.54" (90 mm) 2.4 liters 9.0:1

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 128 Specifications

Cooling system

Type: Positive pressure, closed system

Thermostat begins to open at 180° F (87° C)

Coolant: Volvo original coolant/antifreeze

Capacity: 7.4 US qts. (7.0 liters) Fuel system

The engine is equipped with a multiport fuel injection system. Distributor ignition system

Firing order: 1-2-4-5-3

Distributor ignition setting: Not adjustable

Spark plugs: Champion RC87PYP (or equivalent)

Spark plug gap: 0.03" (0.75 mm)

Tightening torque: 18.4 ft. lbs. +/- 3.7 ft. lbs. (25 Nm +/- 5 Nm)

WARNING! The distributor ignition system operates at very high voltages. Special safety precautions must be followed to prevent injury. Always turn the ignition off when:

Replacing distributor ignition components e.g. plugs, coil, etc. Do not touch any part of the distributor ignition system while the engine is running. This may result in unintended

movements and body injury.

All specifications are subject to change without notice. Front suspension

Spring strut suspension with integrated shock absorbers and control arms linked to the support frame. Power-assisted rack and pinion steering. Safety type steering column. The alignment specifications apply to an unladen car but include fuel, coolant and spare wheel. Toe-in measured on the wheel rims: 2.4 mm +/- 0.7 mm Toe-in measured on tire sides: 2.9 +/- 0.9 mm Rear suspension

Delta-link individual rear wheel suspension with longitudinal support arms, double link arms and track rods. Toe-in measured on the tire sides: 4° +/- 10°

pg. 129 Specifications

Power transmission

Manual transmission: M 56 H

Single-disc dry plate clutch. All-synchromesh on all gears including reverse; integrated final drive. Operation via a floor mounted gear lever.

Final drive ratio 4.00:1
Reduction ratios 1st gear 2nd gear 3rd gear 4th gear 5th gear Reverse


Automatic transmission: AW 55-50 LE

4 or 5-speed automatic electronically controlled gearbox comprising a hydraulic torque converter with a lockup function; planetary gear, integrated final drive.

Operation via a floor mounted gear selector lever. Drive shafts with symmetrical joint location. Overdrive.

Final drive ratio 2.44:1
Reduction ratios 1st gear 2nd gear 3rd gear 4th gear 5th gear Reverse



17.9 US gals (68 liters) Fuel tank Cooling system 7.4 US qts. (7.0 liters) Engine oil (incl. filter) 6.1 US qts. ( 5.8 liters) Automatic transmission 2 US gals (7.6 liters) 2.2 US qts. (2.1 liters) Manual transmission Power steering fluid 0.95 US qts (0.9 liters) Washer fluid reservoir 4.7 US qts. (4.5 liters) 0.6 US qts (0.6 liters) Brake/clutch system

Vehicle loading

The tires on your Volvo should perform to specifications at all normal loads when inflated as recommended on the tire information label. The label is located on the inside of the fuel filler flap. The label lists vehicle load limits. Do not load your car beyond the indicated limits.

WARNING! Improperly inflated tires will reduce tire life, adversely affect vehicle handling and can possibly lead to failure resulting in loss of vehicle control without prior warning.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 130 Specifications

Electrical system

12 Volt, negative ground.

Voltage-controlled generator. Single-wire system with chassis and engine used as conductors.

Battery Voltage 12,6 Volt Capacity 520 A/100 min (certain markets) 420 A/75 min

The battery contains corrosive and poisonous acids. It is of the utmost importance that old batteries are disposed of correctly. Your Volvo retailer can assist you in this matter.


Rated output 1400 W

Max. current 120 A Bulbs

Bulb Headlights High beam Low beam Front parking lights/turn signals Turn signals, rear Side direction indicators Tail lights Brake lights Backup lights

US no. Power



55W 55W

3357NA 30/7W/30/2.2cp W 2.5 x 15q 2
BAU 15
W 2.1x9.5 d 2
BA 15 s 67
BA 15 s BA 15 s 1156

21W 5W 5W/4cp 21W/32cp 21W/32cp

Rear fog light H1
Front fog lights License plate light Door open warning light Door step courtesy lights Trunk light Glove compartment light Vanity mirror lights Instrument lighting Illumination, control panel gear selector (automatic trans.) rear ashtray Instrument warning/indicator lights - Front courtesy lights Rear reading lights All specifications are subject to change without notice.

21W/32cp 55 W 5 W 3 W 5W 10 W 2 W 1.2 W 3 W 1.2 W 1.2 W 1.2 W 1.2 W 5 W 5 W

BA 15 s P14.5s W 2.1x9.5d 2
W 2.1x9.5d 4
W 2.1x9.5d 2
SV 8.5
BA 9s W 2.1x9.5d 3
W 2x4.6 d W 2x4.6d W 2x4.6d W 2x4.6d BA 9s BA 9s

pg. 131 Specifications


Length Width Height C70 Convertible Wheelbase Track, front Track, rear Turning circle (between curbs) 38.4 ft. (11.7 m) Cargo capacity C70 Convertible 8.1 cu. ft. (229 liters)

186 in. (472 cm) 71.5 in. (182 cm) 56.3 in. (143 cm) 105 in. (266 cm) 59.9 in. (151.8 cm) 59.8 in. (151.6 cm)

Max trunk-mounted luggage rack load C70 Convertible Max trailer weight(w/o brakes) Max trailer weight(with brakes) 2" ball 1 7/8" ball Max tongue weight **



110 lbs (50 kg) 50 kg 1100 lbs (500 kg) 500 kg

3300 lbs (1500 kg) 1500 kg 2000 lbs (908 kg) 900 kg 165 lbs (75 kg) 75 kg

Weights -



Gross vehicle weight (GVW) C70 Convertible (Aut.) (Man.) Capacity weight * C70 Convertible (Aut) (Man) Curb weight C70 Convertible Permissible axle weight, front C70 Convertible (Aut.) (Man.) Permissible axle weight, rear C70 Convertible

4470 lbs (2027 kg) 4430 lbs (2009 kg)

725 lbs (329 kg) 735 lbs (333 kg)

2030 kg 2010 kg

330 kg 335 kg

3583-3649 lbs (1625-1655 kg) 1630-1660 kg

2440 lbs (1107 kg) 2400 lbs (1089 kg)

2140 lbs (970 kg)

1110 kg 1090 kg

970 kg

WARNING! When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total loaded weight capacity of the vehicle must not be exceeded.

* The max permissible axle loads or the gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded.

** See also section "Trailer towing" All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 132 On Call Road Assistance

Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance Your new Volvo comes with a four year On Call Roadside Assistance program.. Additional information, features, and benefits are described in a separate information package in your glove compartment.

If you have misplaced your package, dial:

In the U.S.A.

1-800-63-VOLVO (1-800-638-6586)

In Canada:


Technician certification In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo supports certification by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (A.S.E.). Certified technicians have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific areas. Besides passing exams each technician must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued. These professional technicians are fully able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary service procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Chapter 10 - Audio systems

pg. 133 Audio systems

Page 134
General information 186

pg. 134 Audio system SC-813 (certain models)

The following pages describe the use of your SC-813 Cassette radio and CD remote control

1. On/off (push) 2. - Volume (turn) - Pause/Mute (push) - Balance (pull) 3. Single CD mode selector - Active Sound Control 4. CD changer selector 5. - Tape mode selector - Tape direction selector PROG 6. Bass control 7. Treble control 8. Fader control 9. - Preset buttons - CD-Disc No. selector 10. PROG - Reversing the tape

11. Dolby B NR button 12. Cassette eject 13. Not in use 14. Scan 15. Auto seek memory 16. - Seek tuning up/down - TP-Next/Previous song - CD -Next UP/Previous DOWN track 17. - Manual tuning - TP-fast forward/Rewind - CD -Music search UP/DOWN 18. RND button 19. Cassette slot 20. Display 21. Waveband selector (AM) 22. Waveband selectors (FM) 23. Anti-theft LED

TP = Applicable only in Tape Mode

CD = Applicable only when in CD mode and connected to a CD changer.

pg. 135 Anti-theft code

Anti-theft code

The radio features anti-theft circuitry. If the set is removed from the vehicle or if the battery power is disconnected, a special code must be entered to enable operation of the set.

Your Volvo retailer will supply you with this code.

Note: Volvo recommends that you store the radio code in a safe place.

A red LED will flash when the key had been removed from the ignition to confirm that the anti-theft circuitry has been activated.

To enter the code

After installation or when the set has been disconnected from power, the set displays "COdE" when it is switched on.

Enter the 4-digit code using the preset buttons.

If the correct code is entered, "on" is displayed and the set is ready to use.

If you enter an incorrect code you must enter the correct code again from the beginning.

Incorrect code

If an incorrect code has been entered "rPt" is displayed. Enter the correct code.

After three unsuccessful coding attempts the set will lock and remain locked for two hours. "OFF" is displayed.

During this waiting period:

the battery must be connected the ignition key must be turned to position I the unit must be turned on

Make sure the headlights are turned off to help prevent battery drain (please refer to page 20 for information on turning the headlights off).

Enter the code again once this time has elapsed.

pg. 136 Radio SC-813

A - On/off switch

Push the button to switch on the radio. Press the button slightly longer to turn the radio off. B - Volume control

Turn the button clockwise to increase the volume. The volume control is electronic and has no end stop. C - Waveband selector

The desired waveband is set by pressing one of the waveband selector buttons. The frequency and waveband is shown on the display.

NOTE: There are two FM wavebands and one AM waveband. This makes it possible to store 2 x 6 FM stations and 6
AM stations in memory. D - Setting frequency selection

The radio can be used in most parts of the world by changing the frequency selection intervals as follows:

Depress and hold preset button 5 and turn the radio ON. "USA" will flash on the display.

Each time button 5 is pressed, the frequency selection will change from "USA" to "AUS", etc. When the correct country name is displayed, wait 5 seconds and the radio will be ready for use. E - Manual tuning

Press the left side tune button to tune to lower frequencies and the right side to tune to higher frequencies. The tuned frequency is displayed.

ST will be displayed to indicate stereo FM reception.

pg. 137 Radio SC-813

A - Seek tuning up/down

Press the left side tune button to tune to lower frequencies and the right side to tune to higher frequencies. The radio seeks the next audible station and stops there. If you wish to continue the seek tuning, press the tune button again. B - Preset programming

1. Tune to the desired frequency.

2. Depress and hold a preset button. The audio will cut out. Keep the button depressed until the audio comes on again (approx. 2 seconds).

3. The frequency is now stored on this preset button. C - Preset buttons

To select a pre-programed radio frequency, depress the preset button. The set frequency will be displayed.

pg. 138 Radio SC-813

A - Automatic programming (Auto)

Please note that this function will not interfere with pre-stored stations on buttons 1-6.

This function automatically seeks and stores up to 8 strong AM or FM stations.

This is especially useful when travelling in areas where radio stations are unfamiliar.

1. Depress and hold the "AUTO" button for at least 1 second. A number of strong stations (max. 8) on the chosen waveband are now automatically stored in the memory.

If there are no audible stations, "- - - -" is displayed.

2. Press the "AUTO" button (for less than 1 second) to obtain another autostored station. A new station will be selected each time the button is pressed momentarily. B - Bass control

Adjust the bass by sliding the control up or down (up to increase, down to decrease).

A "detent" indicates "equalized" bass. C - Treble control

Adjust the treble by sliding the control up or down (up to increase, down to decrease).

A "detent" indicates "equalized" treble.

pg. 139 Radio SC-813

A - Fader control

Adjust front/rear speaker balance by sliding the control up or down (up to direct more sound to the front speakers, down to direct more sound to the rear speakers).

The "detent" indicates "equalized" front/rear balance position. B - Pause function

Press the "volume" knob to temporarily mute the sound. "PAUSE" is displayed. C - Balance control

Pull out the "volume" knob and adjust the left/right balance by turning the knob counter-clockwise or clockwise. D - Scan

Press this button to listen to each station for five seconds. Press it again to stop scanning. "Scan" will be displayed during scanning. E - Active sound control (ASC)

The ASC function automatically adjusts the volume level of the audio system according to driving speed. To deactivate ASC depress the "ASC" button. To activate ASC, depress the "ASC" button until "ASC" is displayed.

pg. 140 Cassette deck

A - Cassette slot

The cassette is inserted with the open side to the right (side 1 or A of the cassette upwards).

When the cassette is inserted, the radio is disengaged and the cassette will start to play automatically. "TAPE > " or "TAPE < " is displayed to indicate which side of the tape is being played. When one side of the tape has been played the unit will automatically play the other side (auto-reverse). The cassette can be inserted or ejected even when the unit is switched off. B - Reversing the tape (PROG)

Press the button to play the other side of the tape.

The side of the tape being played will be displayed. C - Fast winding

The tape is advanced with "

" and rewound with "


Fast winding can be stopped by pressing either the selected button or the fast wind button again or by pressing the "TAPE" button. D - Dolby B NR button

Press this button when you use tapes recorded with the Dolby B noise reduction system.

The Dolby symbol

will be indicated in the display.

pg. 141 Cassette deck

A - Next selector

Press the "

" button and the tape will automatically advance to the next song.

There must be a gap (no audio sound) of approx. 5 seconds between songs for this function to operate. B - Previous selector

Press the "

" button and the tape will automatically rewind to the previous song.

There must be a gap (no audio sound) of approx. 5 seconds between songs for this function to operate. C - Pause

If you press the "volume" knob the tape is stopped, the unit is silent and "PAUSE" is displayed. To restart the tape press the knob again. D - Scan

Press this button to listen to the first five seconds of each song. Press this button or the "TAPE" button to stop scanning. During scanning "SCAN" will be displayed. There must be a gap (no audio sound) of approx. 5 seconds between songs for this function to operate.

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pg. 190 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (option)

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

HomeLink® is an advanced system that can be programmed to learn the codes of three different remote controlled- devices (e.g., garage door openers, remote lighting, entry door lock). HomeLink®'s sun visor-mounted transceiver, powered by your car's electrical system, may then be used in place of your hand-held remote controls.

NOTE: For your security, the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver is designed to not function if you lock your car from the outside.

Programming the transceiver

1. The ignition switch must be turned to the "accessory" position (II) before programming the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver.

2. Begin by erasing all 3 factory default channels. Hold down the two outside buttons (buttons 1 and 3 in the illustration) on the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver for about 20 seconds, until HomeLink® 's indicator light begins to flash. Then release the buttons.

3. Hold your hand-held transmitter (garage door opener, for example) 2 to 5 in. (5 to 12 cm) away from the HomeLink® surface, keeping the indicator light in view. For placement questions, contact HomeLink® toll-free 1- 800-355-3515 (Internet:

4. Using two hands, push and hold both your hand-held transmitter's button and the transceiver button you wish to program. The indicator light will flash first slowly, then rapidly. Rapid flashing tells you the HomeLink® button has been successfully programmed. Release both buttons.

5. If you are programming a rolling code-equipped device (e.g., garage door opener or entry door lock), refer to "Programming rolling codes" on the next page to complete the programming process.

Repeat steps 3 and 4 to program the other two transceiver buttons.

If, after several attempts, you are unable to successfully train the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver to learn your hand-held transmitter's signal, contact HomeLink® toll-free 1-800-355-3515 (Internet:


If you use HomeLink® to open a garage door or gate, be sure no one is near the gate or door while it is in motion. Do not use the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver with any garage door opener that lacks safety "stop" and

"reverse" features as required by federal safety standards. (This includes any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982) A garage door opener that cannot "detect" an object, signalling the door to "stop" and "reverse" does not meet current federal safety standards. Using a garage door opener without these features increases the risk of serious injury or death. For more information on this matter, call toll-free 1-800-355- 3515 (Internet:

pg. 191 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (option)

NOTE - Canadian residents:

During programming, your hand-held transmitter may automatically stop transmitting. To successfully train HomeLink® , continue to hold the HomeLink® button. At the same time, repeatedly press and hold your hand-held transmitter's button at two-second intervals until HomeLink® has learned your transmitter's code. The HomeLink® indicator light will flash first slowly, and then rapidly to indicate that the button has been successfully programmed.

Determining if your garage door uses a rolling code

Determining if your garage door uses a rolling code Determine, in one of the following ways, if your garage door uses a rolling code system and is manufactured after 1996:

Refer to the garage door opener owner's manual for verification. If your hand-held transmitter appears to program the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver but the programmed button

does not activate the garage door, your garage door opener may have a rolling code.

Press the programmed HomeLink® button. If the garage door opener has the rolling code feature, the HomeLink®

indicator light flashes rapidly and then glows steadily after approximately 2 seconds.

To train a rolling code garage door opener , follow these instructions after programming the desired transceiver button according to "Programming the transceiver." The help of a second person may make training easier.

1. Locate the training button on the garage door opener motor head unit. The location and color of the training button may vary. If you encounter difficulty, refer to the garage door opener owner's manual or call toll-free 1-800-355-3515

2. Press the "training" button on the garage door opener motor head unit until the "training" light comes on.

3. Press and release the programmed HomeLink® button. Press and release the programmed HomeLink® button a second time to complete the training process. Some garage door openers may require you to do this procedure a third time to complete the training.

The programmed button on your HomeLink® Universal Transceiver should now operate your garage door opener. The original hand-held transmitter can also be used, as desired, to operate the garage door.

The remaining two HomeLink® buttons can be programmed in the same way. In the event of any problems in programming the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, call toll-free 1-800-355-3515 (Internet:

Operating the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver Once programmed, the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver can be used in place of your hand-held transmitters.

To operate, the key must be turned to the "accessory" position (II) or the engine must be running. Press the programmed HomeLink® button to activate the garage door, driveway gate, security lighting, home security system, etc.

Your original hand-held transmitters may, of course, be used at any time.

Erasing programmed buttons

Individual buttons cannot be erased. To erase all three programmed buttons:

1. Turn the ignition key to the "accessory" position (II).

2. Hold down the two outside buttons on the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver for about 20 seconds, until HomeLink® 's indicator light begins to flash.

3. Release both buttons.

The HomeLink® buttons can be reprogrammed using the procedures described on the previous page.

(HomeLink® information is continued on the next page)

pg. 192 HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (option)

Reprogramming a single HomeLink® button

1. Press and hold the desired HomeLink® button. Do not release the button until step 3 has been completed.

2. When the indicator light begins to flash slowly (after approximately 20 seconds), position the hand-held transmitter 2 to 5 in. (5 to 12 cm) away from the HomeLink® surface.

3. Press and hold the hand-held transmitter button. The HomeLink® indicator light will begin to flash, first slowly then rapidly. When the indicator light flashes rapidly, release both buttons.

The previously programmed device has now been erased and the new device can be activated by pressing the HomeLink® button that has just been programmed. This procedure will not affect any other programmed HomeLink® buttons.


Retain the original transmitter(s) for future programming procedures (i.e., if you purchase a new car). It is also suggested that if you sell your car, the programmed channels on the HomeLink® Universal Transceiver be

erased for security purposes.

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pg. 193 - 195 Index

ABS Air conditioning Air filter- engine Air mix Air vents Airbag (SIPS) Airbag (SRS) Alarm Ambient temperature sensor Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Antifreeze Ashtrays Audio systems -General information -SC-813
Automatic car washing Automatic daytime running Automatic transmission -Kickdown Automatic transmission fluid Battery Battery drain - avoiding Battery maintenance Booster cushion Brake failure warning light Brake fluid Brake fluid warning light Brake system



17, 18
74, 75



Brake warning light Bulb failure warning Bulbs Capacities Catalytic converter Central locking system Chains (snow) Changing a wheel Child booster cushion Child safety Cleaning the convertible top Climate control systems Clock Clock - resetting Clutch fluid Clutch interlock Convertible top - cleaning Convertible top - electrically operated Convertible top - manually raising Coolant - checking/changing Coolant level sensor Coolant level warning light Cooling system Courtesy lights - exterior Courtesy lights - front Cruise control Daytime running lights Demister - rear window Dimensions Distributor ignition system Diversity antenna Doors and locks Driving economy Driving mode W EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) 75
ECC - Electronic Climate Control Electrical system Electrically heated front seats Electrically operated convertible top Electrically operated front seats Electrically operated windows

67, 77

34, 35

71, 72
116, 117,126

Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) 75
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) 75
Emergency towing Emergency warning flashers Engine Engine air filter Engine compartment Engine oil Engine oil - checking/changing Engine oil pressure Exterior courtesy lights Fog light - rear Fog lights - front Front courtesy lights Front fog lights Front seats Front seats - heated Front seats - memory function Fuel filter Fuel gauge Fuel level Fuel requirements Fuel system Fuel tank cover - opening opening manually Fuses Fuses - replacing Gas tank cover - opening opening manually Generator Hand brake Handling Hazard warning flashers Headlight wiper blades - replacing Headlights Heated front seats Heated side-view mirrors Heating Heating and air conditioning High beams Hoisting the car


60, 61
113, 128
37, 62
101, 102
95, 96, 97

37, 62
101, 102
17, 130

Homelink® Hood Ignition switch Immobilizer (start inhibitor) Instrument illumination Instruments Jack Jump starting Keyless entry system Keylock Keys Kick-down Kickdown Label information Lifting the car Locks Long load storage Lubrication Luggage racks - trunk-mounted Lumbar support Maintenance service Malfunction indicator lamp Manual transmission Manually raising convertible top Memory function - front seats Mirrors - rear/side view Occupant safety Octane rating Odometer Oil (engine) Oil pressure warning light Opening the trunk from the inside Paint touchup Parking brake Parking brake reminder light Parking lights PCV system


14, 15

56, 86



65, 129

116, 117, 126


Polishing Power seats Power steering fluid Radio -General information -SC-813
Radio Data System - RDS Rear fog light Rear suspension Rear window demister Rear/side-view mirrors Refueling Remote control (central locking system) Remote keyless entry system Replacing bulbs Replacing fuses Reporting safety defects Road assistance Roadholding Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) Rotating tires Safety defects - reporting Seat belt maintenance Seat belts - Automatic Locking Retractor - Emergency Locking Retractor Seat belts - cleaning Seats Seats - heated Securing cargo Service reminder indicator Servicing Shift lock Shiftlock Shiftlock release (override) Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) Side-view mirrors - heated SIPS Snow chains Snow tires

118, 126

17, 22

112, 114

Spare tire Spare tire (sedan) Spark plugs Speakers (rear seat) - turning on/off Specifications SRS SRS diagnostic system SRS warning light Stability and Traction Control (STC) Start inhibitor (immobilizer) Starting the engine Steering wheel adjustment Steering wheel lock Storage compartments Studded tires Tachometer Temperature gauge Temporary spare tire Three-way catalytic converter Timing belt Tire pressure Tire rotation Tires - changing Towing Towing a trailer Towing the car Trailer towing Trip computer Trip odometer Trunk - opening from the inside Trunk - opening/locking Trunk light Turn signals Uniform tire quality grading Upholstery - cleaning Vanity mirrors Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Vehicle loading Volvo On Call Warning flashers

113, 128
5,17, 19
19, 23, 75

71, 72
23, 26, 27, 28




Warning lights Warranty Washer fluid level Washer fluid reservoir Washing Waxing Wheel changing Wheels and tires WHIPS Whiplash Protection System(WHIPS) Wind deflector Windshield washer nozzles Windshield washers/wipers Windshield wiper blades - replacing Winter driving Winter/Wet driving mode

18, 19
86, 87
67, 77

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Back Cover

Back Cover

Accessory Installation - Important Warning

We strongly recommend that Volvo owners install only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and that accessory

installations be performed only by the factory-trained technicians at your authorized Volvo retailer.

Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to ensure compatibility with the performance, safety, and emission systems in your car. Additionally, your authorized Volvo retailer knows where accessories may and may not be safely installed in your Volvo. In all cases, please consult your authorized Volvo retailer before installing any accessory in or on your car.

Accessories that have not been approved by Volvo may or may not be specifically tested for compatibility with your

car. Additionally, an inexperienced installer may not be familiar with some of your car's systems.

Any of your car's performance and safety systems could be adversely affected if you install accessories that Volvo

has not tested, or if you allow accessories to be installed by someone unfamiliar with your car.

Damage caused by unapproved or improperly installed accessories may not be covered by your new car warranty.

See your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for more warranty information. Volvo assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from the installation of non-genuine accessories.

Driver Distraction

Driver distraction results from driver activities that are not directly related to controlling the car in the driving environment. Your new Volvo is, or can be, equipped with many feature-rich entertainment and communication systems. These include hands-free cellular telephones, navigation systems, and multipurpose audio systems. You may also own other portable electronic devices for your own convenience. When used properly and safely, they enrich the driving experience. Improperly used, any of these could cause a distraction.

For all of these systems, we want to provide the following warning that reflects the strong Volvo concern for your



Never use these devices or any feature of your vehicle in a way that distracts you from the task of driving safely.

In addition to this general warning, we offer the following guidance regarding specific newer features that may be

Never use a hand-held cellular telephone while driving. Some jurisdictions prohibit cellular telephone use by a

Distraction can lead to a serious accident.

found in your vehicles:

driver while the vehicle is moving.

If your car is equipped with a navigation system, set and make changes to your travel itinerary only with the vehicle

Never program your audio system while the vehicle is moving. Program radio presets with the vehicle parked, and

use your programmed presets to make radio use quicker and simpler.

Never use portable computers or personal digital assistants while the vehicle is moving.

A driver has a responsibility to do everything possible to ensure his or her own safety and the safety of passengers in the vehicle and others sharing the roadway. Avoiding distractions is part of that responsibility.

The following should be checked regularly: *

1 Washer fluid reservoir should be filled with water and solvent (wintertime: windshield washer anti-freeze). See page 119.

2 Coolant level should be between the expansion tank marks. Mixture: 50% anti-freeze and 50% water. See page 120.

3 Power steering - When cold, the level must not be above the COLD mark and when hot it must not be above the HOT mark. Top up if the level drops to the ADD mark with ATF fluid. See page 118.

4 Engine oil level should be between the dipstick marks. The distance between the marks represents approx. 1.6 US qts (1.5 liters). See page 116.

5 Brake fluid - check, without removing the cap, that the level is above the MIN mark. Use brake fluid DOT 4+. See page 118.

* Engine oil should be checked each time the car is refuelled.

Octane rating, see page 60.

Tire pressure, see label located on the rear edge of the right front door.

Bulbs Power Socket US no.

55 W - 30/7 W BA 15s 3357NA 55 W PK 22s H1
5 W BA 15s 67



21 W BAU 15 - 21 W BA 15s 1156

See pages 89-94 for more detailed information.

Volvo Car Corporation

Göteborg, Sweden

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This manual deals with the operation and care of your Volvo.

Welcome to the world-wide family of Volvo owners. We trust that you will enjoy many years of safe driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed with your safety and comfort in mind. To help ensure your satisfaction with this vehicle, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the equipment descriptions, operating instructions and maintenance requirements/recommendations in this manual. We also urge you and your passengers to wear seat belts at all times in this (or any other) automobile. And, of course, please do not operate a vehicle if you may be affected by alcohol, medication or any impairment that could hinder your ability to drive.

Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety and emission standards, as evidenced by the certification labels attached to the driver's door opening and on the left wheel housing in the engine compartment.

For further information please contact your retailer, or: In the USA: Volvo Cars of North America Customer Relations P.O. Box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 800-663-8255

In Canada: Volvo Canada Ltd. 175 Gordon Baker Road North York, Ontario M2H 2N7

We also invite you to visit our Home Page on the Internet at:


Contents Chapter 1 - Occupant safety

Chapter 2 - Instruments, switches and controls Chapter 3 - Body and interior Chapter 4 - Starting and driving Chapter 5 - Wheels and tires Chapter 6 - In case of an emergency Chapter 7 - Car care Chapter 8 - Volvo Service Chapter 9 - Specifications Chapter 10 - Audio systems Homelink® Universal Transceiver (option) Index Back Cover

General information


Before you operate your car for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the BREAK-IN information on page 60. You should also be familiar with the information in the first three chapters of this manual.

Information contained in the balance of the manual is extremely useful and should be read after operating the vehicle for the first time.

The manual is structured so that it can be used for reference. For this reason, it should be kept in the car for ready access.

Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and exhaust emission requirements. In some cases it may be difficult or impossible to comply with these requirements. Modifications to the emission control system(s) may render your Volvo not certifiable for legal operation in the U.S., Canada and other countries.

All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Please note that some vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements and that optional equipment described in this manual may not be available in all markets.

Volvo reserves the right to make model changes at any time, or to change specifications or design, without notice and without incurring obligation.

CAUTION: Certain models have reduced ground clearance due to the design of the front spoiler. Please observe caution when e.g., driving onto garage hoists, through drifted snow or when other road debris is encountered, or when parking near curbs.

Shiftlock (automatic transmission only)

When your car is parked, the gear selector is locked in the (P)ark position. To release the selector from this position, turn the ignition key to position II (or start the engine), depress the brake pedal, press the button on the front side of the gear selector and move the selector from (P)ark.

If it is necessary to manually override the shiftlock system:

Turn the starting (ignition) key to position I Press firmly on the "SHIFTLOCK OVERRIDE" button located to the right of the base of the gear selector While holding the override button down, press the button on the front of the gear selector Move the selector from the (P)ark position. Keylock (automatic transmission only)

When you switch off the ignition, the gear selector must be in the (P)ark position before the starting (ignition) key can be removed from the ignition switch. Clutch interlock (manual transmission only)

The clutch must be fully depressed before you can start you car. If the clutch is not depressed, it will not be possible to start the engine. Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)

The ABS system in your car performs a self-diagnostic test when the vehicle first reaches the speed of approximately 12 mph (20 km/h). The brake pedal will pulsate several times and a sound may be audible from the ABS control module. This is normal. Fuel tank cover

The fuel tank cover is locked and must be popped open using the control on the driver's door (see illustration on page 14).

Volvo and the environment

Volvo is committed to the well being of our customers. As a natural part of this commitment, we care about the environment in which we all live. Caring for the environment means an everyday involvement in reducing our environmental impact.

Volvo's environmental activities are based on a holistic view, which means we consider the overall environmental impact of a product throughout its complete life cycle. In this context, design, production, product use, and recycling are all important considerations.

In production, Volvo has partly or completely phased out several chemicals including freons, lead chromates, naphtanates, asbestos, mercury and cadmium; and reduced the amount of chemicals used in our plants 50% since 1991.

In use, Volvo was the first in the world to introduce into production a three-way catalytic converter with a Lambda sond, now called oxygen sensor, in 1976. The current version of this highly efficient system reduces emissions of harmful substances (CO, HC, NOx) from the exhaust pipe by approximately 95% and the search to eliminate the remaining emissions continues. Volvo is the only automobile manufacturer to offer CFC-free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system for all models as far back as the M/Y 1975 240. Advanced electronic engine controls, refined purification systems and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer to our goal.

After Volvo cars and parts have fulfilled their use, recycling is the next critical step in completing the life cycle. The metal content is about 75% of the total weight of a car, which makes the car among the most recycled industrial products. In order to have efficient and well controlled recycling, many Volvo variants have printed dismantling manuals, indicating the weight and material of individual components. For Volvo, all homogeneous plastic parts weighing more than 1.7 oz. (50 grams) are marked with international symbols that indicate how the component is to be sorted for recycling.

In addition to continuous environmental refinement of conventional gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, Volvo is actively looking at advanced technology alternative-fuel vehicles.

When you drive a Volvo, you become our partner in the work to lessen the car's impact on the environment.

To reduce your vehicle's environmental impact, you can:

Maintain proper air pressure in your tires. Tests have shown decreased fuel economy with improperly inflated tires Follow the recommended maintenance schedule in your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet. Drive at a constant speed See an authorized Volvo retailer as soon as possible for inspection if the check engine (malfunction indicator) lamp

illuminates, or stays on after the vehicle has started

Properly dispose of any vehicle related waste such as used motor oil, used batteries, brake pads, etc. When cleaning your car, use Volvo's own car care products, all of which have systematically been adapted to the


For additional information regarding the environmental activities in which Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. and Volvo Car Corporation are involved, visit our Internet Home Page at:

CALIFORNIA Proposition 65 Warning! WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Chapter 1 - Occupant safety

pg. 1 Occupant safety

Occupant safety

Not wearing a seat belt is like believing "It'll never happen to me!". Volvo, the inventor of the three-point seat belt, urges you and all adult occupants of your car to wear seat belts and ensure that children are properly restrained, using an infant, car or booster seat determined by age, weight and height. Volvo also believes no child should sit in the front seat of a car.

Fact: In every state and province, some type of child-restraint legislation has been passed. Additionally, most states and provinces have already made it mandatory for occupants of a car to use seat belts.

So, urging you to "buckle up" is not just our recommendation - legislation in your state or province may mandate seat belt usage. The few seconds it takes to buckle up may one day allow you to say, "It's a good thing I was wearing my seat belt".

Seat belts 2
Volvo SRS 4
Side Impact Protection System - (SIPS) air bag 8
Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) 10
Child safety 11
Occupant safety 13
Reporting Safety Defects 13

pg. 2 Seat belts

Seat belts

Always fasten the seat belts before you drive or ride.

Two lights above the rear view mirror will be illuminated for 4-8 seconds after the starting (ignition) key is turned to the driving position. A chime will sound at the same time if the driver has not fastened his seat belt. The rear seats are provided with self-retracting inertia reel belts. The front seats are provided with single roller belts with tensioners.

To buckle:

Pull the belt out far enough to insert the latch plate into the receptacle (buckle for rear seats) until a distinct snapping sound is heard. The seat belt retractor is normally "unlocked" and you can move freely, provided that the shoulder belt is not pulled out too far.

The retractor will lock up as follows:

if the belt is pulled out rapidly during braking and acceleration if the vehicle is leaning excessively when driving in turns

For the seat belt to provide maximum protection in the event of an accident, it must be worn correctly. When wearing the seat belt remember:

The belt should not be twisted or turned. The lap belt must be positioned low on the hips (not pressing against the abdomen).

Make sure that the shoulder belt is rolled up into its retractor and that the shoulder and lap belts are taut.

Lap portion of the seat belt should sit low

Before exiting the car, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor slot.

NOTE: Legislation in your state or province may mandate seat belt usage.

For information on securing child seats, please refer to page 11.

WARNING! The rear seat of the Volvo C70 is intended for two occupants only. Only two three-point seat belts are provided. The center position should never be used to seat a passenger.


Any device used to induce slack into the shoulder belt portion of the three-point belt system will have a

detrimental effect on the amount of protection available to you in the event of a collision. The seat back should not be tilted too far back. The shoulder belt must be taut in order to function properly.

Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend

that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.

pg. 3 Seat belts


The rear seat of the Volvo C70 is intended for two occupants only. Only two three-point seat belts are provided.

The center position should never be used to seat a passenger.

Never use a seat belt for more than one occupant. Never wear the shoulder portion of the belt under the arm, behind the back or otherwise out of position. Such use

could cause injury in the event of an accident.

collision, even if they appear to be undamaged.

As the seat belts lose much of their strength when exposed to violent stretching, they should be replaced after any

Never repair the belt on your own; have this work done by an authorized Volvo retailer only. Any device used to induce slack into the shoulder belt portion of the three-point belt system will have a

detrimental effect on the amount of protection available to you in the event of a collision.

The seat back should not be tilted too far back. The shoulder belt must be taut in order to function properly.

During pregnancy

Pregnant women should always wear seat belts. Remember that the belt should always be positioned in such a way as to avoid any possible pressure on the abdomen. The lap portion of the belt should be located low, as shown in the above illustration.

pg. 4 Volvo SRS

Passenger side SRS hatch

As an enhancement to the three-point seat belt system, your Volvo is equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The Volvo SRS consists of an airbag (2) on both the driver's and passenger's sides and seat belt tensioners in both front door pillars (4). The system is designed to supplement the protection provided by the three-point seat belt system.

The SRS system is indicated by the "SRS" embossed on the steering wheel pad and above the glove compartment, and by decals on both sun visors and on the far right side of the dash.

The airbags are folded and located in the steering wheel hub and above the glove compartment. They are designed to deploy during certain frontal or front-angular collisions, impacts, or decelerations, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and object impacted. The airbags may also deploy in certain non-frontal collisions where rapid deceleration occurs.

The airbag system includes gas generators (1) surrounded by the airbags (2) and front seat belt tensioners for both of the front seats (4). To deploy the system, the sensor (3) activates the gas generators causing the airbags to be inflated with nitrogen gas. As the movement of the seats' occupants compresses the airbags, some of the gas is expelled at a controlled rate to provide better cushioning. Both seat belt tensioners also deploy, minimizing any seat belt slack.

The entire process, including inflation and deflation of the airbags, takes approximately two-tenths of a second.


As its name implies, SRS is designed to be a SUPPLEMENT to - not a replacement for - the three-point belt system. For maximum protection, wear seat belts at all times. Be aware that no system can prevent all possible injuries that may occur in an accident.

When installing any optional equipment, make sure that the SRS system is not damaged. Do not attempt to service

any component of the SRS yourself. Attempting to do so may result in serious personal injury. If a problem arises, take your car to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as soon as possible.

pg. 5 Volvo SRS

A self-diagnostic system incorporated in the sensor monitors the SRS. This system does not, however, monitor the SIPS airbags. If a fault is detected, the "SRS" warning light will illuminate. The light is included in the warning/indicator light cluster in the instrument panel. Normally, the SRS warning lamp should light up when the ignition is switched on and should go out after 5 seconds or when the engine is started. Check that this light is functioning properly every time the car is started.

The following items are monitored by the self-diagnostic system:

Sensor unit Cable harness Gas generator igniters


Never drive an SRS equipped car with your hands on the steering wheel pad/airbag housing. No objects, accessory equipment or stickers may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SRS cover in the

center of the steering wheel, the SRS cover above the glove compartment or the area affected by airbag deployment. If the SRS warning light stays on after the engine has started or if it comes on while you are driving, drive the car

to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer for inspection as soon as possible.

There is no maintenance to perform on the SRS yourself. The month and year shown on the decal on the door pillar indicate when you should contact your Volvo retailer for specific servicing or replacement of airbags and seat belt tensioners. This service must be performed by an authorized Volvo retailer.

Should you have any questions about the SRS system, please contact

your authorized Volvo retailer or Volvo Customer Support:

In the USA: Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. Volvo Canada Ltd. Customer Relations

In Canada:

175 Gordon Baker Road

P.O. Box 914
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914 800-663-8255

North York, Ontario M2H 2N7

pg. 6 Volvo SRS

SRS texts on the inside of both sun visors

SRS texts on outside of both sun visors

SRS texts on the passenger's dash

SRS texts at far right of instrument panel


Deployment of SRS components occurs only one time during an accident. In a collision where deployment occurs, the air bags and seat belt tensioners activate. Some noise occurs and a small amount of powder is released. The release of the powder may appear as smoke-like matter. This is a normal characteristic and does not indicate fire.

Volvo's dual-threshold air bags use special sensors that are integrated with the front seat buckles. The point at which the air bag deploys is determined by whether or not the seat belt is being used, as well as, the severity of the collision. Collisions can occur where only one of the airbags deploy.

WARNING! Do not use child safety seats or child booster cushions/backrests in the front passenger's seat. We also recommend that children who have outgrown these devices sit in the rear seat with the seat belt properly fastened.


Children must never be allowed in the front passenger seat. Volvo recommends that ALL occupants (adults and children) shorter than 4 feet 7 inches (140 cm) be seated in the back seat of any vehicle with a front passenger side airbag. See page 11 for guidelines.

Occupants in the front passenger's seat must never sit on the edge of the seat, sit leaning toward the instrument panel or otherwise sit out of position. The occupant's back must be as upright as comfort allows and be against the seat back with the seat belt properly fastened.

Feet must be on the floor, e.g. not on the dash, seat or out of the window. No objects or accessory equipment, e.g. dash covers, may be placed on, attached to or installed near the SRS

hatch (the area above the glove compartment) or the area affected by airbag deployment (see illustration).

There should be no loose articles, e.g. coffee cups, on the floor, seat or dash area. Never try to open the SRS cover on the steering wheel or the passenger side SRS hatch. This should only be done

by an authorized Volvo service technician.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury to the vehicle occupants in an accident.

pg. 7 Volvo SRS

NOTE: The information on this page does not pertain to the Side Impact Protection System airbags. When are the airbags deployed?

The SRS system is designed to deploy during certain frontal or front-angular collisions, impacts, or decelerations, depending on the crash severity, angle, speed and object impacted. The SRS sensor is designed to react to both the impact of the collision and the inertial forces generated by it and to determine if the intensity of the collision is sufficient for the airbags to be deployed.

WARNING! The SRS is designed to help prevent serious injury. Deployment occurs very quickly and with considerable force. During normal deployment and depending on variables such as seating position, one may experience abrasions, bruises, swellings, or other injuries as a result of airbag(s) deployment.

If the airbags have been deployed, we recommend the following: Have the car towed to an authorized Volvo retailer. Never drive with the airbags deployed. Have an authorized Volvo retailer replace the SRS system components. Use only new, Genuine Volvo Parts when replacing SRS components (airbags, seat belts, tensioners, etc.). When are the airbags NOT deployed?

Not all frontal collisions activate the SRS system. If the collision involves a nonrigid object (e.g., a snow drift or bush), or a rigid, fixed object at a low speed, the SRS system will not necessarily deploy. Airbags do not normally deploy in a side impact collision, in a collision from the rear or in a rollover situation. The amount of damage to the bodywork does not reliably indicate if the airbags should have deployed or not. Seat belts - the heart of the Volvo safety system

The heart of the Volvo safety system is the three-point seat belt (a Volvo invention)! In order for the SRS system to provide the protection intended, seat belts must be worn at all times by everyone in the car.

The SRS system is a supplement to the seat belts.

WARNING! If your car has been subjected to flood conditions (e.g. soaked carpeting/standing water on the floor of the vehicle) or if your car has become flood-damaged in any way, do not attempt to start the vehicle or put the key in the ignition before disconnecting the battery (see below). This may cause airbag deployment which could result in personal injury. Have the car towed to an authorized Volvo retailer for repairs.

Automatic transmission only:

Before attempting to tow the car, use the following procedure to override the shiftlock system to move the gear selector to the neutral position.

Disconnect the battery Wait at least one minute Insert the key in the ignition and turn it to position 1
Press firmly on the shiftlock override button (located near the base of the gear selector).

While holding the override button down, move the gear selector from the park position.

WARNING! Never drive with the airbags deployed. The fact that they hang out can impair the steering of your car. Other safety systems can also be damaged. The smoke and dust formed when the airbags are deployed can cause skin and eye irritation in the event of prolonged exposure.

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Chapter 2 - Instruments, switches and controls

pg. 14 Instruments, switches and controls

pg. 15 Instruments, switches and controls

The pages in this section provide detailed descriptions of the vehicle's instruments and controls. Note that vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements. Page 33

1 Air vents 2 Headlights, parking lights 3 Instrument illumination 4 Rear fog light 5 Front fog lights (optional)

6 Space for additional equipment 7 Space for additional equipment 14-15
8 Instruments 23
9 Stability Control System - STC 26-28
10 Trip computer (optional) 40
11 Electrically operated convertible top 23
12 Rear window demister/heated door mirrors 33
13 Air mix 33
14 Air vents 4-6
15 Passenger side air bag (SRS) hatch 33
16 Air vents 17 Hood release 54
18 Turn signals, high/low beams, exterior courtesy lights 20
18 Cruise control 32
19 Adjustable steering wheel 20 Windshield wiper/washer 21
21 Heated front seats (optional) 31
22 Auxiliary socket 23 Audio systems 133
24 Heating and ventilation controls 23
25 Hazard warning flashers 26 Ashtray 31
27 Coin holder 42
28 Shiftlock release button (automatic transmission only) 101
29 Gear selector shift positions 30 Winter mode selector 31 Parking brake 32 Horn/SRS 33 Trunk open control 34 Power window controls 35 Power mirror controls 36 Fuel tank open control 37 Central locking button Some of the items above are available on certain models only.


pg. 16 Instruments

1 Fuel gauge

The fuel tank holds approximately 17.9 US gal. (68 liters). When the warning light comes on there is approximately 1.8 US gal. (8 liters) of fuel remaining. See "Refueling" for further information.

2 Temperature gauge

Do not drive the car with the pointer in the red range. The pointer should be approximately midway on the gauge face when driving. If the pointer approaches the red range repeatedly, check coolant level.

3 Speedometer

4 Clock, ambient temperature sensor, trip computer (option)

5 Odometer

6 Trip odometer

NOTE: Digital displays showing Clock, Trip Odometer and Odometer will go off 30 minutes after the ignition has been switched off. To view these displays again, turn the ignition key to position I.

7 Trip odometer reset button

Used for measuring shorter distances. The last digit indicates 1/10 mile/km.

8 Tachometer

Reads thousands of engine rpm. Do not drive for long with the needle in the red section. The engines has an inbuilt function preventing too high a rotation speed. When this funktion operates, you may discern some pulsation, which in that case is quite normal.

pg. 17 Indicator and warning lights

1 Turn signal, left

2 Turn signal, right

3 Roll Over Protection system (ROPS)

4 Low washer fluid level

If the lamp glows continuously when the engine is running, there is only about 1/2 - 1 US qt. remaining in the washer fluid reservoir.

5 Low fuel level

When the lamp glows, only about 1.8 US gals. (8 liters) of fuel remain. If the ignition is switched on while refuelling, the gauge may read inaccurately for up to 25 minutes.

6 Rear fog light

7 High beams

8 Trunk open

9 Bulb failure warning sensor

10 (Not in use)

11 Electronic Throttle System (ETS)

12 SRS indicator lamp

13 Generator not charging

14 Low engine oil pressure

15 Brake warning light

16 Parking brake applied

17 ABS-system

18 Transmission mode

Indicates "W",if winter/wet driving mode is active, or indicated currently selected low gear.

19 Low coolant level

20 Stability and Traction Control (STC) System

21 Malfunction indicator lamp

(See page 20 for more information)

22 Service reminder indicator

pg. 18 Warning lights

The warning lights described on pages 18 and 19 should never stay on when driving

When the ignition key is turned on and before the engine starts, all of the warning lights should go on to test the function of the bulbs. Should a light not go off after the engine has started, the system indicated should be inspected. However, the parking brake reminder light will not go off until the parking brake has been fully released.

Malfunction indicator lamp

On-Board Diagnostic II (OBDII): As you drive, a computer called "OBDII" monitors your car's engine, transmission, electrical and emission systems. The CHECK ENGINE light will light up if the computer senses a condition that potentially may need correcting. When this happens, please have your car checked by a Volvo retailer as soon as possible.

A CHECK ENGINE light may have many causes. Sometimes, you may not notice a change in your car's behavior. Even so, an uncorrected condition could hurt fuel economy, emission cleanliness, and driveability. Extended driving without correcting the cause could even damage other components in your car.

NOTE: If the fuel filler cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp may indicate a fault. However, your vehicle's performance will not be affected. Use only Volvo original or approved fuel filler caps.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

Oil pressure warning light

If the light comes on while driving, stop the car and then stop the engine immediately and check the engine oil level. See page 116. If the light stays on after restart, have the car towed to the nearest authorized Volvo retailer. After hard driving, the light may come on occasionally when the engine is idling. This is normal, provided it goes off when the engine speed is increased.

Roll Over Protection System (ROPS)

If the warning lamp remains on after the engine has started or comes on while you are driving, the ROPS self- diagnostic system has detected a fault. The car should be driven to an authorized Volvo retailer as soon as possible for inspection. Please refer to page 10 for more information on the ROPS system.

Brake failure warning light

If the light comes on while driving or braking, stop immediately, open the hood and check the brake fluid level

in the reservoir. See page 118 for reservoir position. Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

WARNING! If the fluid level is below the MIN mark in either section of the reservoir: DO NOT DRIVE. Tow the car to a Volvo retailer and have the brake system checked and any leakage repaired.

Parking brake reminder light

This light will be on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake lever is situated between the front seats.

Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

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STC disengaged The indicator light ( ) in the instrument panel will be ON when you have switched the Stability and Traction Control system (STC) OFF using the button on the dashboard (see page 23). The light will also come on if there is a fault in the STC system or to indicate that the brakes have overheated. The light will go out when the brake temperature returns to normal.

symbol will flash when STC is actively regulating power to the drive wheels. Normal power may be reduced at

The this time. This is normal as power is momentarily reduced to help keep the drive wheels from losing traction and spinning.

Anti-lock Brake system (ABS)

If the warning lamp lights up there is a malfunction of the ABS system (the standard braking system will however function). The vehicle should be driven to a Volvo retailer for inspection. See page 74 for additional information. Canadian models are equipped with this warning light:

Coolant level sensor

If this light comes on while driving, the coolant level is low. The coolant level in the expansion tank should be checked immediately and topped up if necessary. The cooling system should be inspected by an authorized Volvo retailer.

Mode "W" engaged

The lamp will light up when the Winter/Wet starting mode is engaged or if gears "3" or "L" are selected. If the warning lamp begins to flash, this means that there is a fault in the automatic gearbox. Contact Your Volvo retailer.

Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)

If the light comes on (or stays on after the vehicle has started), the SRS diagnostic system has detected a fault. Drive to an authorized Volvo retailer for an inspection of the system. See the SRS section for more information.

Generator warning light

If the light comes on while the engine is running, have the charging system checked.

Service reminder indicator

This light will come on at 7,500 mile (12,000 km) intervals, after 750 hours of driving or after 12 months, whichever occurs first. It is a reminder to the driver that the service interval has been exceeded. The light will stay on for 2
minutes after start until reset by the servicing retailer.

Bulb failure warning light