Chapter 8 - Service and routine maintenance

pg. 115 Volvo Service

Service - an investment

An investment which will pay dividends in the form of improved reliability, durability, and resale value.
Page No. Subject
pg. 116 Label information
pg. 117 Maintenance service, Warranty
pg. 118-119 Maintenance schedule
pg. 120-121 Servicing
pg. 122 Fuel/emissions systems
pg. 123 Lubrication
pg. 124-125 Engine oil
pg. 126 Power steering fluid, Brake/clutch system fluid reservoir
pg. 127 Automatic transmission fluid
pg. 128 Drive belt, Air pump system
pg. 129 Windshield washer nozzle, Washer fluid reservoir
pg. 130 Coolant
pg. 131 Engine compartment
pg. 132 Battery maintenance

pg. 116 Label information

1 Vehicle Emission Control Information
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable emission standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the underside of the hood. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo retailer.
2 Vacuum hose routing
(underside of hood)
3 Loads and Tire Pressures
(on inside of fuel tank cover)
4 Model plate
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Codes for color and upholstery etc. The plate is located in the engine compartment, on the inside of left front fender. headlight.
5 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) *
The VIN plate is located on the top left surface of the dashboard. The VIN is also stamped on the right hand door pillar.
6 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) specifications (USA) and Ministry of Transport (CMVSS) Standards (Canada)
Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety standards, as evidenced by the certification label on the facing side of the driver's door. For further information regarding these regulations, please consult your Volvo retailer.
7 Child safety latch label

* The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should always be quoted in all correspondence concerning your vehicle with the retailer and when ordering parts.
** These decals are located on the underside of the hood.

All specifications are subject to change without notice.

pg. 117 Maintenance service, Warranty

Maintenance service

Volvo advises you to follow the service program which is outlined in the "Maintenance Records Manual". This maintenance program contains inspections and services necessary for the proper function of your car. The maintenance services contain several checks which require special instruments and tools and therefore must be performed by a qualified technician. To keep your Volvo in top condition, specify time tested and proven Genuine Volvo Parts and Accessories.

The Federal Clean Air Act - U.S.

The Clean Air Act requires vehicle manufacturers to furnish written instructions to the ultimate purchaser to assure the proper functioning of those components that control emissions. The maintenance instructions listed in the "Servicing" section of this Manual represent the minimum maintenance required. These services are not covered by the warranty. You will be required to pay for labor and material used. Refer to your Warranty booklet for further details.

Maintenance services

Your Volvo has passed several major inspections before being delivered to you, according to Volvo specifications. The maintenance services outlined in this book should be performed as indicated. The extended maintenance service intervals make it even more advisable to follow this program. Inspection and service should also be performed any time a malfunction is observed or suspected. It is recommended that receipts for vehicle emission services be retained in the event that questions arise concerning maintenance. See your "Maintenance Records Manual".

Applicable warranties - U.S.

In accordance with U.S. Federal Regulations, the following list of applicable U.S. warranties is provided. For Canadian specification vehicles, see your separate warranty booklet.

  • New Car Limited Warranty
  • Parts and Accessories Limited Warranty
  • Corrosion Protection Limited Warranty
  • Seatbelt and Supplemental Restraint Systems Limited Warranty
  • Emission Design and Defect Warranty
  • Emission Performance Warranty

    These are the Federal warranties; other warranties are provided as required by state law. Refer to your separate Warranty booklet for detailed information concerning each of the warranties.

    pg. 118 Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    A = Adjust (Correct if necessary) I = Inspect (Correct or Replace if necessary)
    R = Replace L = Lubricate

    Maintenance Operation thousand miles
    (thousand km)

    Engine oil and filterı R R R R R R
    Engine drive belt (accessory belt) I
    Air cleaner filter R R
    Spark plugs R R
    Automatic transmission fluid I I I I I I
    Timing belt - all engines
    NOTE: The oil should be changed at these intervals or after 750 hours of driving or after 12 months which ever occurs first. See "Service Reminder indicator", page 21.

    2) For services beyond 60,000 miles (96,000 km), consult your "Maintenance Records booklet".
    3) These services apply to turbo-charged models and some non-turbo models, depending on actual driving conditions (see page 125 for details).
    4) For proper functioning of the vehicle and its emission control system, Volvo recommends that the timing belt be replaced every 70,000 miles (112,000 km).

    pg. 119 Maintenance schedule (cont.)

    Maintenance schedule

    A = Adjust (Correct if necessary) I = Inspect (Correct or Replace if necessary)
    R = Replace L = Lubricate

    Maintenance Operation thousand miles
    (thousand km)
    Fuel (Line) Filterı
    PCV Nipple (orifice)/hoses,clean I
    Battery I I I I I I
    Inspect brakes, replace components as necessary I I I I I I
    Brake Fluid²
    Rotate tires/check wear (align front end if needed.) I I I I I I
    Check power steering fluid level. I I I I I I
    Grease front link arm stops L L L L L L
    Power antenna (clean) I I I I I I
    Trunk/hood, hinges and latches L L L L L L
    Air cabin filter R R R

    1) Replace at 100,000 miles (160,000 km)
    2) Brake fluid should be changed at owner request every second year (once a year if the car is driven in mountainous areas or in areas with high humidity).

    The following items should be checked weekly by the driver (it takes only a few minutes).
    Engine oil level Horns
    Brake fluid level Windshield wipers
    Radiator coolant level Tire pressure (all five tires)
    Operation of all lights Level of windshield washer fluid

    The following should also be carried out at regular intervals:
    Washing (check all drain holes)

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