pg. 2:8 Storage spaces

Packages on the rear window shelf can obscure vision and may become dangerous projectiles in the event of a sudden stop or an accident.

pg. 2:9 Hood

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 approximately 55°. By turning the catches on the hinges as illustrated, the hood can be opened to the vertical position. The catches will return to their normal position when the hood is closed.

Ensure adequate clearance in low-roof garages to avoid damaging the hood.

pg. 2:10 Trunk, Long load storage (sedan)

Tool bag
The jack must be completely folded for it to fit in the bracket.
Secure the jack with the strap
NOTE: See pages 6:3-6:4 for information on how the jack should be used.

Trunk light

A Light always off.
B Light is on when trunk lid is opened.

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.

Cover sharp edges on load to help prevent injury to occupants. Secure load to help prevent shifting during sudden stops.

Please note that the flap in the rear seat is only intended for light loads such as skis, carpets, etc.
Max. length of load 61/2 ft =2 m.
Max. weight of load 33 lbs = 15 kg.

Always turn engine off and apply parking brake when loading/unloading the vehicle. Place transmission selector in P (PARK) position to help prevent inadvertent movement of selector.

pg. 2:11 Tailgate, Child safety lock (wagon)

Opening the tailgate


The tailgate is opened by pressing up the catch on the handle.

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: The tailgate is also unlocked and locked at the same time as the driver's door.

Opening from the inside

To open the tailgate from the inside of the vehicle move the lever to the left and push outwards.
The handle can be used to pull the tailgate closed from the inside (see illustration).

WARNING! Do not drive with tailgate open! Poisonous exhaust gases may enter via the open tailgate.

Location and setting of child safety lock

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.

pg. 2:12 Concealed storage bins, Rear seat head restraints (wagon)

Opening the small storage bin

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 lid of the largest storage bin is hinged in the middle.

The lid of the largest bin is hinged in the middle (not useable if the auxiliary child seat is installed).

Folding rear seat; increasing the cargo space

The rear head restraints can be raised by pulling straight up or lowered by grasping the restraint, pulling it slightly forward and pushing down.

pg. 2:13 Folding rear seat (wagon)

Seat cushion strap
The rear seat is split 60/40 so that each section can be folded independently.
Straighten front backrests if they are tilted too far to the rear.
Pull the strap to lift the seat cushion and swing the cushion up and toward the back of the front seats.
Move the backrest release lever rearward and fold the backrest down.
The center head restraint must be lowered manually if it has been raised. The outboard head restraints retract automatically and do not need to be lowered before the backrest is folded down.

Release lever - backrest

When the backrest is raised, the outboard head restraints return to their normal position and must be raised manually if required.
The backrest must lock into place. The red lock indicator will not be visible if the seat has locked into place incorrectly.

WARNING! When the rear seat is folded down, do not place heavy objects against the backs of the front seat. This places a severe strain on the folded down backrest of the rear seat. Be sure to secure cargo. Cargo must not be stacked higher than the top of seatbacks. This will reduce the possibility of luggage, etc. becoming projectiles during sudden maneuvers, rapid braking or an accident. The red lock indicator is visible when the backrest is NOT locked in position and not visible when the backrest is correctly locked in place. When the backrest is in the upright position, it must always be correctly locked in place.

Latches fit into holes

CAUTION: 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.

pg. 2:14 Removing seat cushions, Tool box, Securing cargo (wagon)

Lift the seat cushion part way and remove the seat.

Removing the seat cushions

The seat cushion can be easily removed to provide a slightly larger cargo storage area. To remove, lift seat cushion out of the hinges.

Tool box

Tool box

The tool box can be released by turning the catch.

WARNING! Do not place extremely heavy articles the front seats, as the backrest which is folded down is then placed under severe strain.
Be sure to secure cargo. Hard and sharp articles could otherwise damage the frontseat backrest and/or cause injury to passengers in the event of rapid braking or a collision.

Always secure cargo

Securing cargo

As a safety precaution, the cargo space is equipped with six eyelets to which straps can be attached to secure luggage.

WARNING! The eyelets are not to be used as passenger restraints. See page 3:8. Unless the wagon is equipped with Volvo's auxiliary seat for children (option), passengers should not ride in this section of the car.

pg. 2:15 Cargo space lighting, Spare tire and jack (wagon)

Switch positions

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
Spare tire

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.
NOTE: See pages 6:3-6:4 for information on how the jack should be used.

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