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1. Model plate
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Codes for color and upholstery, etc.
2. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
(FMVSS) specifications (USA)
and Ministry of Transport (CMVSS)
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.
3. Loads and Tire Pressures
The appearance of the decal will vary, depending on the market for which the vehicle is intended.
- Canadian models: upper decal
- U.S. models: lower decal
4. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)1
The VIN plate is located on the top left surface of the dashboard. The VIN is also stamped on the right hand door pillar.
5. Vehicle Emission Control Information/Vacuum hose routing
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.
1 The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) should always be quoted in correspondence concerning your vehicle with the retailer and when ordering parts.
|The maximum permissible axle loads and/ or the gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded.|
|When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total capacity weight must not be exceeded.|
Specifications and capacities
|The transmission oil does not normally need to be changed during the service life of the vehicle. However, it may be necessary to replace the oil if the vehicle is often driven in areas of sustained temperature extremes (hot or cold), when towing a trailer over long distances, for prolonged driving in mountainous areas, or if the vehicle is often driven short distances in temperatures under 40°F (5°C).|
Engine oil must meet the minimum ILSAC specification GF-3, API SL, and ACEA A1/B1. Lower quality oils may not offer the same fuel economy, engine performance, or engine protection.
Volume: 6.1 US qts (5.8 liters).
Volume between the MIN and Max marks on the dipstick: approximately 1.4 US qts (1.3 liters).
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.
|Synthetic oil is not used when the oil is changed at the normal service intervals. This oil is only used at customer request, at additional charge. Please consult your Volvo retailer.|
Oil viscosity (stable ambient temperatures)
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 such as SAE 5W-40 or 0W-40. See the viscosity chart.
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.
Extreme engine operation
Synthetic oils meeting SAE 0W-30 or 0W-40 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:
Charge air cooler (Intercooler)
Turbocharged engines employ a turbo-compressor to force air into the engine inlet manifold and a charge air cooler to cool the compressed inlet air. The resulting increase in air flow raises pressure in the intake manifold and increases engine power over that developed by the normally-aspirated engine. The charge air cooler (which resembles a radiator) is located between the turbo-compressor and inlet manifold.
The engine is equipped with a multiport fuel injection system.
12-volt system with voltage controlled generator. Single wire system in which the chassis and engine block are used as conductors, grounded on the chassis.
Please refer to page 198 for a list of the bulbs used in your car.
1Models equipped with the High Performance
2Models equipped with the Premium Sound
audio system and/or the Volvo Navigation
2Models equipped with the Premium Sound audio system and/or the Volvo Navigation System
If the battery must be replaced, replace it with one with the same cold start capacity and reserve capacity as the original (see the decal on the battery).
PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!|
Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Three-way catalytic converter - general information
- Altering fuel injection settings or components.
- Altering emission system components or location or removing components.
- Repeated use of leaded fuel.
|Unleaded fuel is required for vehicles with three-way catalytic converters.|
Volvo On Call Roadside Assistance
Your new Volvo comes with a four year ON
CALL roadside assistance. Additional information,
features, and benefits are described
in a separate information package in your
glove compartment. If you have misplaced
your package, dial:
In the U.S.A. 1-800-638-6586 (1-800-63-VOLVO)
In Canada: 1-800-263-0475
In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo supports certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.). Certified technicians have demonstrated a high degree of competence in specific areas. Besides passing exams, each technician must also have worked in the field for two or more years before a certificate is issued. These professional technicians are best able to analyze vehicle problems and perform the necessary maintenance procedures to keep your Volvo at peak operating condition.
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