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Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles -
Defects and Performance Emissions Warranty

Model year 2006 vehicles with ENGINE VIN codes 39 & 64 that are sold and registered in California, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and Maine are classified as Partial Zero Emissions (PZEV) vehicles. PZEV vehicles have a defects and performance emissions warranty on all emissions components for fifteen (15) years or 150,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

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Overseas Operations

The warranties provided in this booklet are for 2006 Volvo passenger vehicles built to U.S. or Canadian specifications sold by Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. or Volvo Cars of Canada, Ltd. and normally operated and registered in any of the 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or any provinces of Canada.

Travel Outside of the U.S. and Canada

Should warranty repairs be required while you are temporarily abroad, bring your Volvo to any authorized Volvo retailer for repairs. These repairs will be covered under the Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. New Vehicle Limited Warranty or the Volvo Cars of Canada, Ltd. New Vehicle Warranty.

Registration Outside of the U.S. or Canada

If you register your U.S. or Canadian specification vehicle outside of the 50 states of the U.S., the District of Columbia, or the provinces of Canada, then Canada, the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (U.S.) or New Vehicle Warranty (Canada) will still apply.

Tourist and Diplomat Sales

U.S. and Canadian specification vehicles sold by Volvo TDS for ultimate use in the U.S. or Canada and operating abroad are covered by the Volvo Cars of North America, LLC. New Vehicle Limited Warranty or the Volvo Cars of Canada, Ltd. New Vehicle Warranty.

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Name/Address Change Card

U.S.A Volvo Owners Mail the card to:

P.O. BOX 478
LANGHORNE, PA 19047-0478
Click here to view/print the Name/Address Change Card for U.S.A. owner's

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Canadian Volvo Owners Mail the card to:

Attn Customer Service Department
Click here to view/print the Name/Address Change Card for Canadian owner's

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2006 Service and Maintenance Requirements

Customer Preparation Service

Your Volvo has received a comprehensive Customer Preparation Service. Your retail facility has performed a Customer Preparation Service which includes a complete inspection and servicing of your vehicle.
The Customer Preparation Service (CPS) is a key part of a comprehensive maintenance schedule developed by Volvo for your vehicle.

Oil and Filter Change Interval

The correct oil and filter interval is every 7,500 miles = 12,000 km or 12 months WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. For service intervals beyond 150,000 miles / 240,000 kilometers, please consult your authorized Volvo retailer.

Cabin Air Filter All Models

  • Replacement every 15,000 miles (24,000 km)
  • Replace every 10,000 miles (16,000 km) in heavy traffic and dirty/dusty areas.

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    Maintenance Scheduling

    Maintenance intervals have usually been determined by accumulated mileage. As driving conditions and operational demands differ, these factors have a major influence on routine maintenance. For these reasons Volvo recommends that your maintenance schedule services and oil filter changes be based on a combination of time and mileage.

    The MINIMUM SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE, for which you are responsible, begins at 7,500 miles/12,000 km or every 12 months whichever comes first.
    Volvo recommends that you bring your vehicle in for service at least once a year regardless of mileage.

    A maintenance Service Operations Chart, on pages 60-65, details these service requirements. They are listed by engine type with required emission related service indicated.

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    Service Support

    Discuss your vehicle's special servicing needs with your Volvo Retail Facility's Service Staff. They can tailor a maintenance program based on your requirements. Your Volvo Retailer has access to the latest up-to-date technical information, special tools, and advanced training for their technicians. This support is an important advantage to you, the Volvo owner, as systems become more sophisticated and intricate.

    Servicing your Volvo should be done at your convenience. Therefore, plan to make your appointments ahead of time so that your retailer can schedule the right personnel and equipment to be available for the work your Volvo requires.

    Should you have any questions concerning service, parts, or warranty coverage, your Volvo retailer will be happy to answer them for you. Should you require additional information, they can further assist you by contacting Volvo's Regional personnel for clarification.

    Remember - you should always exercise your right to:

  • Receive an estimate of costs before any repair work is performed;
  • Receive prior notification of any additional repairs;
  • Receive a copy of the repair order, including those for warranty repairs;
  • Review repairs completed under warranty.


    Items you should check at regular maintenance intervals and periodically when re-fueling:

  • Engine oil level
  • Coolant level
  • Washer fluid
  • Tire inflation pressure
  • Brake and clutch system fluid levels
  • Exterior lights (headlights, turn-signals, etc.)

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    Gasoline Specifications

    Fuel Requirements

    Octane Rating

    Volvo engines are designed for optimum performance on unleaded premium gasoline with an AKI octane rating of 91 or above. AKI (ANTI KNOCK INDEX) is an average of the Research Octane Number, RON, and the Motor Octane Number, MON, (RON + MON/ 2). The minimum octane requirement is AKI 87 (RON 91).

    Deposit Control Gasoline (Detergent additives)

    Volvo recommends the use of gasoline containing deposit control additives. These additives have shown to be effective in keeping injectors and intake valves clean. Consistent use of deposit control gasolines will help ensure good driveability and fuel economy. If you are not sure whether the gasoline contains deposit control additives, check with the service station operator.

    Volvo Does Not recommend the use of external Fuel Injector Cleaning Systems.

    Unleaded Fuel

    Each Volvo has a three-way catalytic converter and must use only unleaded gasoline. U.S. and Canadian regulations require that pumps delivering unleaded gasoline be labelled "UNLEADED". Only these pumps have nozzles which fit your vehicle's filler inlet. It is unlawful to dispense leaded fuel into a vehicle labelled "unleaded gasoline only". Leaded gasoline damages the three-way catalytic converter and the heated oxygen sensor system. Repeated use of leaded gasoline will lessen the effectiveness of the emission control system and could result in loss of emission warranty coverage. State and local vehicle inspection programs will make detection of misfueling easier, possibly resulting in emission test failure for misfueled vehicles.

    Some U.S. and Canadian gasolines contain an octane enhancing additive called methyl-cyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT). If such fuels are used, your Emission Control System performance may be affected, and the Check Engine light (malfunction indicator lamp) located on your instrument panel may light. If this occurs, please return your vehicle to an authorized Volvo retailer for service.

    Gasoline Containing Alcohol and Ethers
    "Oxygenated fuels"

    Some fuel suppliers sell gasoline containing "oxygenates" which are usually alcohols or ethers. In some areas, state or local laws require that the service pump be marked indicating use of alcohols or ethers. However, there are areas in which the pumps are unmarked. If you are not sure whether there is alcohol or ethers in the gasoline you buy, check with the service station operator. To meet seasonal air quality standards, some areas require the use of "oxygenated" fuel.

    Volvo allows the use of the following "oxygenated fuels"; however, the octane ratings listed on this page must still be met.

    Alcohol — Ethanol: Fuels containing up to 10% ethanol by volume may be used. Ethanol may also be referred to as Ethyl alcohol, or "Gasohol".

    Ethers — MTBE: Fuels containing up to 15% MTBE may be used.

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    Oil Specifications

    Oil Specifications
    Engine oil must meet the minimum ILSAC specification GF-3, API SL, or ACEA A1/B1. Lower quality oils may not offer the same fuel economy, engine performance, or engine protection.

    Volvo recommends .

    Depending on your driving habits, premium or synthetic oils may provide superior fuel economy and engine protection. Consult your Volvo retailer for recommendations on premium or synthetic oils.

    Oil additives must not be used.

    NOTE: Synthetic oil is not used when the oil is changed at the normal maintenance services. This oil is only used at customer request, at additional charge. Please consult your Volvo retailer.

    Oil Viscosity (Stable Ambient Temperatures)
    Operation in temperate climates

    Incorrect viscosity oil can shorten engine life. Under normal use when temperatures do not exceed 86°F (30°C), SAE 5W-30 will provide good fuel economy and engine protection. See the viscosity chart at right.

    Operation in hot climates
    When temperatures exceed 86°F (30°C) in your area, Volvo recommends, for the protection of your engine, that you use a heavier weight oil, such as SAE 10W-30. See the viscosity chart at right.

    Extreme engine operation
    Synthetic oils meeting SAE 10W-30 and complying with oil quality requirements are recommended for driving in areas of sustained temperature extremes (hot or cold), when towing a trailer over long distances, and for prolonged driving in mountainous areas.

    American Petroleum Institute (API) symbol

    The API Service Symbol "donut" is divided into three parts:

  • The top half describes the oil's performance level
  • The center identifies the oil's viscosity.
  • The bottom half tells whether the oil has demonstrated energy-conserving properties in a standard test in comparison to a reference oil.

    Viscosity (stable ambient temperatures):

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    Turbocharger Operating Tips

    In order to maximize the efficiency and operation of your vehicle, the following points should be observed:

    1. Oil change and filter replacement every 7,500 miles/12,000 km, or at a time interval based on the type of driving and conditions as detailed in your Owner's Manual. You should maintain a record of these services (repair order receipts).

    2. Do not use engine oil additives as they may adversely affect the engine.

    3. Use correct oil specifications (API) rating grade SL. Volvo recommends the use of energy-conserving oils. Only oil of correct viscosity rating may be used. Refer to "Oil Specifications" on page 57.

    Turbocharger Caution:

    Never race the engine immediately after starting. Oil flow may not reach some lubricating points fast enough to prevent turbocharger damage.

    Before switching off the engine, let it operate at idle for a short time to allow the spinning of the turbocharger compressor's turbine vanes to slow. After hard driving, this idle time should last a couple of minutes, during which the vanes will slow and the compressor will cool down while still receiving oil lubrication. If the turbine vanes are spinning at high speeds when the engine is switched off, there is a great risk of heat damage and/or turbine seizure due to lack of lubrication. Do not race the engine just prior to switching off!

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