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|Body and interior|
The seats, seat belts, doors, etc. are described on the following pages.
|Interior light, sun roof||29|
|Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)||34|
|Doors and locks||36|
|Child safety locks, Trunk lid (sedans)||37|
|Trunk, long load storage||38|
|Passenger compartment, storage spaces||40|
|Tailgate, Child safety lock (wagons)||41|
|Station wagon tailgate, storage spaces||42|
|Folding rear seat (wagon)||43|
|Removing seat cushions, Securing cargo||44|
|Cargo space lighting, spare tire, jack (wagon)||45|
The front section of the seats can be adjusted to three height positions and the rear section to four.
Lever forward = front height adjustment
Lever rearward = rear height adjustment
Do not adjust the seat while driving.
Fore-aft seat adjustment
Pull control upward, then slide seat forward or rearward to desired position.
Make sure that the seat is properly secure when you release the control.
Seat back inclination adjustment
Rotate control clockwise to tilt seat back rearward.
Rotate counterclockwise to tilt seat back forward.
Note that body weight must be shifted to allow seat back to move forward or rearward.
A Normal position
B Night position, reduces glare from following headlights
Use the lever to adjust.
Electrically-operated side-view mirrors
The control switches are located in the driver's door armrest.
A Adjustment sideways
B Adjustment up/down
Never use ice scrapers made of metal as they can easily scratch the mirror surface.
1. Light always on.
2. Light always off.
3. Light is on when either of the front or rear doors are opened.
Sun roof (certain models)
The sun roof can be used in two ways: as a conventional sliding roof, or the rear edge can be raised or lowered to provide various ventilation positions.
1 Depress the button prior to cranking.
2 Counter-clockwise: sliding roof.
3 Clockwise; ventilation positions.
Electrically-operated sun roof
(GLE-16 Valve, Turbo)
To open the sun roof as a sliding roof. depress the top portion of the rocker switch. To raise the rear edge of the sun roof, depress the bottom portion of the switch. To close the sun roof, depress the side of the rocker switch opposite the side used to open the sun roof.
NOTE: In case of sun roof malfunction
see "Service diagnosis".
Volvo recommends the proper use of restraint systems for all occupants including children. Remember that, regardless of age and size, a child should always be properly restrained in a car.
Restraint systems for children are designed to be secured in the vehicle by lap belts or the lap portion of a lap-shoulder belt. Such child restraint systems protect children in cars in the event of an accident only if they are used properly. However, children could be endangered in a crash if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle. Failure to follow the installation instructions for your child restraint can result in your child striking the vehicle's interior in a sudden stop.
Holding a child in your arms is NOT a suitable substitute for a child restraint system. In an accident, a child held in a person's arms can be crushed between the vehicle's interior and an unrestrained person. The child could also be injured by striking the interior, or by being ejected from the vehicle during a sudden maneuver or impact. The same can also happen if the infant or child rides unrestrained on the seat. Other occupants should also be properly restrained to help reduce the chance of injuring or increasing the injury of a child.
All states and provinces have legislation governing how and where children should be carried in a car. Find out the regulations existing in your state or province. Recent accident statistics have shown that children are safer in rear seating positions than front seating positions when properly restrained. A child restraint system can help protect a child in a vehicle. Here's what to look for when selecting a child restraint system:
When a child has outgrown the child safety
seat (approximately age 4- 5 years, depending
on size) you should use the rear seat with the
standard seat belt fastened. The best way to
protect the child here is to place the child on a
cushion so that the seat/lap belt is properly
located on the hips.
A specially designed and tested safety cushion for this purpose can be obtained from your Volvo dealer.
If necessary, an extra seat is available for use in the luggage compartment of station wagon models. This seat is designed for two children, each up to 80 lbs. in weight and up to 53 inches in height.
Child Restraint Anchorages
Volvo cars are fitted with Child Restraint Top Tether Anchorages in the rear seat. There are three anchorages under the rear section of the car's rear window shelf on sedans and in the back of the rear seat/largest storage bin in wagons. When the car is delivered, the holes for these anchorages are covered by plastic screws. In cars designated for Canada on top tether anchorage set will be in the glove box. In cars designated for the US a coupon good for one set, will be provided by mail. The top tether anchorage set includes the top tether anchorage plate, a M8 bolt 30 mm long and a plastic trim cover.
If another set is needed, consult your Volvo dealer.
Installing the top tether
Remove the plastic screw covering the anchorage point you want to use. This can be done with a suitable coin. The screw is removed counterclockwise. Place the top tether anchorage plate as shown in the illustration. Using the MS bolt. tighten securely to 16 +/-2.5 ft-lb. Place the plastic trim plate over the anchorage plate, if desired.
Always fasten the seat belts before you drive or
Two lights will be illuminated for 4- 8 seconds after the starting (ignition) key is turned to the driving position. One light is located in the instrument panel and one in the console between the front seats.
A chime will sound at the same time if the driver has not fastened his seat belt. The rear outboard seats are provided with self-retracting inertia-reel belts. The front seats are provided with twin roller belts.
Pull the belt out from both retractors far enough to insert the latch plate into the receptacle (buckle for rear seats), until a distinct snapping sound is heard. The seat belt retractors are normally "unlocked" and you can move freely, provided that the shoulder belt is not pulled out too far. The retractors will lock up as follows:
In order for the seat belt to provide maximum protection in the event of an accident, it must be worn correctly. When wearing remember:
Before exiting the car, check that the seat belt retracts fully after being unbuckled. If necessary, guide the belt back into the retractor slot.
Center-rear belt adjustment
The center-rear seat belt is manually adjustable. It should always be adjusted to fit snugly across the lap.
Depress red push button in receptacle (buckle) and let the belts rewind into their retractors.
Check periodically that the anchor bolts are secure and that the belts are in good condition.
Use water and a mild detergent for cleaning. Check seat belt mechanism function as follows:
Attach the seat belt. Pull rapidly on the strap.
In the above check you should not be able to null the belt out.
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.
Legislation in your state or province may
mandate seat belt usage.
As an enhancement to the three-point seatbelt system, certain models are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The Volvo SRS consists of a driver's side airbag with a driver's side knee bolster. The system is designed to supplement the protection provided by the three-point seatbelt system.
The interior of an SRS-equipped Volvo looks very much the same a any other. The only indications of the system's presence are the "SRS" embossed on the steering wheel pad, and the knee bolster beneath the steering column.
The airbag is folded and located in the center of the steering wheel. It is released only during a frontal or front-angular collision in which the forces sustained by the car are equivalent to an impact into an immovable barrier at a speed of approximately 12 mph (19 kph) or greater.
The airbag system includes a gas generator (1). surrounded by
airbag itself (2). In the event of a frontal or front-angular collision
equivalent to impacting a rigid barrier at 12 mph (19 kph) or greater the sensor (3) activates the gas generator causing the airbag to be
inflated with harmless nitrogen gas. As the movement of the driver
compresses the airbag some of the gas is expelled at a controlled rate
to provide better cushioning.
The entire process, including inflation and deflation of the airbag, takes approximately two-tenths of a second.
A self-diagnostic system incorporated in the sensor monitors the SRS. 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 light will be illuminated along with the other warning/indicator lights when the ignition key is turned to the ON position (position II), and go out after the engine has been started. Check that this light is functioning properly every time the car is started.
The following items are monitored by the diagnostic system:
There is no maintenance to perform on the SRS yourself. The only
periodic maintenance recommended on the SRS is that the air bag
module and the sensor unit should be replaced every ten years and that
the other components in the system (wiring, connectors, etc.) should
also be inspected at this time. This service must be performed by an
authorized Volvo dealer.
Should you have any questions about the SRS system, please contact
your authorized Volvo dealer or the Consumer Affairs Department:
In the U.S.A.:
Volvo Cars of North America
One Volvo Drive,
Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647
Volvo Canada Ltd.
175 Gordon Baker Road
Willowdale. Ontario M2H 2N7
The vehicle is equipped with a central door-locking system. This means the lock on the driver's door controls the locks on the other doors (including the trunk or tailgate) automatically.
If the driver's door is locked or unlocked from the outside using the key, the other doors will be locked or unlocked automatically.
To lock/unlock the car by using the lock button on the inside of the driver's door, push/pull to lock/unlock all the doors. Check the action of the buttons on the other doors to verify their correct function (lock/unlock). The driver's door can be locked only by using the key when outside the vehicle.
To avoid battery drain
The interior light and the warning lights in the rear of the doors come on when a door is opened.
To avoid battery drain when the doors are opened for prolonged periods, these lights can be switched off by pushing in and turning the door light switches slightly clockwise. When the door is closed the switch will return to its normal position.
Child safety Locks
The levers are located on the rear door jambs.
A The door lock functions normally.
B The door cannot be opened from the inside. Normal operation from outside.
The trunk lock is incorporated in the central locking system. This means that you can either lock or unlock the trunk by means of the driver's door lock.
You can also operate the trunk lock directly with the owner's key even if the vehicle is centrally locked.
Long load storage
In the panel behind the rear seat is a door which makes it possible to carry long loads such as skis. etc.
Protective covers (for skis) should also be used
to avoid soiling or tearing the upholstery.
Please note that the flap in the rear seat is only
intended for light loads such as skis, wood etc.
Max. length of load 6 1/2 ft = 2 m.
Max. weight of load 33 lbs = 15 kg.
To open the hood
Pull the release handle. It is located under the left side of the dash.
Lift the hood slightly, insert a hand under the center line of the hood and depress the safety-catch handle. Open the hood.
Check that the hood locks properly when closed.
The normal opening angle for the hood is
approximately 55°. By turning the catches or
the hinges as illustrated, the hood can be
opened to the vertical position. The catches
will return to their normal positions when the hood is closed.
Take care in low-roof garages!
Engine compartment light
A the light is always off
B the light comes on when the hood is opened.
To unlock-turn the key clockwise and allow it to spring back.
To lock - turn the key counter-clockwise and allow it to spring back.
Note: If the vehicle has a central locking system the tailgate will be unlocked and locked at the same time as the driver's door. the tailgate is opened by pressing up the catch on the handle.
To open the tailgate from the inside of the vehicle, move the handle to the left and push outwards.
Child safety lock
The tailgate incorporates a safety catch which is located to the side of the lock.
A the tailgate functions normally
B the tailgate cannot be opened from the inside
Concealed storage bins
There are 3 storage bins under the floor of the cargo space; the largest bin can be locked with a key.
The tool box can be released by turning the catch.
Folding rear seat: increasing the cargo space
The rear seat is split 60/40 so that each section can be folded independently.
Note: Straighten from backrests if they are tilted too far to the rear.
Place a hand on the rear of the seat cushion, lift the release lever on the seat cushion, and swing the cushion up and toward the back of the front seats.
Remove head restraints from rear seat. This
is done by grasping the restraint and lifting
Move the backrest release lever upwards and fold the backrest forward.
Important: Check that latches under seat cushions engage holes at top edge of backrest. Seat belts must be correctly positioned as seat is returned to normal position.
Removing seat cushions
The seat cushion can be easily removed to provide a slightly larger cargo storage area.
To remove: Lift the seat cushion out of the hinges.
As a safety precaution, the cargo space is equipped with six eyelets to which straps can be attached to secure luggage. Suitable straps or a cargo net can be purchased from your Volvo dealer.
Cargo space lighting
There is an extra courtesy light at the rear of the cargo space.
1 Light comes on when the tailgate is opened
2 The light is always OFF
3 The light is always ON
Spare tire and jack
The spare tire and the jack are located beneath the floor mat in the large storage bin. Always secure the spare tire and the jack to prevent them from rattling.