pg. 3:18 Folding rear seat, Removing seat cushions (wagon)

WARNING! The red lock indicator is VISIBLE (A) when the backrest is NOT locked in position and not visible (B) when the backrest is correctly locked in place. When the backrest is in the upright position, it must always be correctly locked in place.

Removing seat cushions

The seat cushion can be easily removed to provide a slightly larger cargo storage area.

  • Fold the seat cushion toward the back of the front seats
  • Release the red catches
  • Disconnect the connector for the rear seat heating (certain models)
  • Fold the cushion back to a nearly horizontal position.
  • Lift out the cushion

    WARNING! Do not place extremely heavy articles against 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.

    pg. 3:19 Concealed storage bin (wagon)

    The lid of the storage compartment is hinged in the middle

    Concealed storage bin

    The storage compartment under the floor of the cargo space is hinged in the middle and can be locked with a key.

    pg. 3:20 Luggage net - wagons (certain models)

    Luggage net

    The luggage net helps prevent cargo from being thrown forward should the vehicle stop suddenly or be involved in an accident.
    The luggage net unreels from the rear upper edge of the rear seat backrest.
    The luggage net must be accessed from the cargo storage area.

    1 Open the cover on the passenger side seat back and pull the luggage net toward you.

    2 Hook the rod onto the bracket on the right side ceiling.

    3 Pull out the left side of the rod and attach it to the bracket on the driver's side ceiling.

    4 Unreel the driver's side luggage net.

    5 Hook it to the rod.

    6 Make sure the nets are securely attached to the hooks under the covers and pulled taut.
    Use the reverse procedure to retract the net.

    The luggage net can also be used when the rear seat is folded down. However, extra brackets (optional) must be installed on the upper front door hand grips.

    pg. 3:21 Securing cargo

    Eyelets in trunk (sedans) Eyelets inside car (sedans/wagons)

    Securing cargo

    As a safety precaution, your car is equipped with four eyelets (six on wagons) to which straps can be attached to secure luggage.

    WARNING! The eyelets are not to be used as passenger restraints or as anchorages for child restraints. See page 1:9.
    Wagons only:
    Unless the station wagon is equipped with Volvo's auxiliary seat for children (option), passengers should not ride in the rear cargo area.

    Wagons only:
    If the optional auxiliary seat for children is in use, fold this seat down before folding down the rear seat backrest.

    Eyelets in cargo area (wagons)

    pg. 3:22 Folding front seat (sedans/wagons), Long load storage (sedans)

    Folding front seat (certain models)

    The passenger seat backrest can be folded down to the horizontal position for carrying long loads. To fold down the backrest:

  • Move the seat as far rearward as possible.
  • Adjust the backrest tilt to the most upright position
  • Lift the catches on the lower rear side of the backrest
  • Without releasing the catches, push the backrest forward
  • Move the seat as far forward as possible.

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

    Long load storage (sedans)

    There is a flap located in the panel behind the rear seat which makes it possible to carry long loads such as skis, etc. To open, pull the strap forward.
    Protective covers (for skis) should 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, carpets, etc.
    Max. length: 6 1/2 ft (2 meters) Max. weight: 55 lbs (25 kg)

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

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