Chapter 6 - In case of emergency
In case of an emergency
Even if you maintain your car in good running condition, there is always the possibility that something might go wrong and prevent you from driving, such as a punctured tire, blown fuse or bulb, etc. For additional information, see section "ON CALL Road Assistance".
|pg. 92-93||Wheel changing|
|pg. 94||Spare tire|
|pg. 95-101||Replacing bulbs|
|pg. 102-104||Replacing fuses|
|pg. 105||Installation of accessories|
|pg. 106-107||Replacing wiper blades|
|pg. 108||In case of emergency|
Changing a wheel
The spare wheel is located under the carpet on the trunk floor. The jack and crank are secured in the wheel recess.
NOTE: To avoid excessive wear and the necessity of rebalancing, mark and reinstall wheels in same location and position as before removal. To lessen the chance of imbalance, each wheel hub is equipped with a guide stud to ensure that a removed wheel can be reinstalled in its original position (as when changing over to winter tires/wheels).
Attaching the jack
There is a jack attachment located in the center on each side of the car. Position the jack on the bar in the attachment as shown in illustration A above and crank while simultaneously guiding the base of the jack to the ground. The base of the jack must be flat on a level, firm, non-slippery surface. Before raising the car check that the jack is still correctly positioned in the attachment . Raise the vehicle until both wheels on the side of the car where the jack is attached are lifted off the ground. Unscrew the wheel bolts completely and carefully remove the wheel so as not to damage the thread on the studs.
Attaching the jack on cars with All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Due to the greater weight of AWD-equipped cars, these models have an additional jack attachment point, located directly in front of the rear axle. When using a workshop floor jack, make sure that the correct attachment is used and that the jack does not damage the fuel tank.
The attachment is, of course, also intended for use with the standard jack supplied with the car.
Installing the wheel
Clean the contact surfaces on the wheel and hub. Lift the wheel and place it on the hub. Make sure that you align the wheel with the guide stud on the wheel hub prior to installation. Install the wheel bolts crosswise (see illustration) and tighten by turning lightly clockwise. Lower the vehicle to the ground and alternately tighten the nuts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm). Install the wheel cap (where applicable).
Temporary Spare (certain models)
The spare tire of your car is what is called a "Temporary Spare". It has the following designation: T115/70 R15 or T125/90R15.
Recommended tire pressure (see decal on fuel filler flap) should be maintained irrespective of which position on the car the Temporary Spare tire is used on.
In the event of damage to this tire a new one can be purchased from your Volvo retailer.
CAUTION: The car must not be driven with wheels of different dimensions or with a spare tire other than the one that came with the car. The use of different size wheels can seriously damage your car's transmission.
NOTE : Certain models are equipped with a full-size spare wheel.