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Welcome to the worldwide family of Volvo owners. We hope that you will enjoy many years of safe driving in your Volvo, an automobile designed with your safety and comfort in mind. To help ensure your satisfaction with this vehicle, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the equipment descriptions, operating instructions and maintenance requirements/recommendations in this manual. We also urge you and your passengers to wear seat belts at all times in this (or any other) automobile. And, of course, please do not operate a vehicle if you may be affected by alcohol, medication or any impairment that could hinder your ability to drive.

Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety and emission standards, as indicated by the certification labels attached to the driver's door opening, and on the underside of the hood.

For further information please contact your retailer, or:

In the USA: Volvo Cars of North America, LLC
Customer Care Center
P.O. Box 914 Rockleigh, New Jersey 07647-0914

In Canada: Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.
National Customer Service
175 Gordon Baker Road
North York, Ontario M2H 2N7

2006 © Volvo Car Corporation. All rights reserved.


00 Introduction
General information6
Volvo and the environment7
Important warnings9
01 Safety
Occupant safety12
Seat belts14
Supplemental Restraint System17
Front airbags18
Occupant Weight Sensor21
Side impact protection airbags24
Door mounted inflatable curtains25
Whiplash Protection System26
Roll-over Protection System28
Crash mode29
Child safety30
Child restraint systems33
Infant seats35
Convertible seats37
Booster cushions39
ISOFIX lower anchors 40
02 Instrument and controls
Instrument overview44
Instrument panel57
Symbols - instrument panel50
Information display53
Lighting panel55
Left-side steering wheel lever57
Trip computer58
Right-side steering wheel lever60
Cruise control62
Right-side steering wheel keypad64
Steering wheel adjustment,
Hazard warning flashers
Parking brake66
12-volt sockets67
Power windows68
Personal settings72
HomeLink® Universal
Transceiver (option)


03 Climate
General information80
Air vents81
Electronic Climate Control (ECC)82
Air distribution85
04 Interior
Front seats88
Power retractable hard top92
Interior lighting98
Storage compartments100
05 Locks and alarm
Remote control and key blade108
Locking and unlocking114
Glove compartment and trunk115
Opening the trunk from the inside116


06 Starting and driving
General information122
Fuel requirements125
Ignition switch, Steering wheel lock 128
Starting the vehicle129
Manual transmission131
Automatic transmission132
Shiftlock override135
Brake system136
Stability system138
Front/rear park assist140
Jump starting145
Towing a trailer146
Detachable trailer hitch148
Transporting loads149
07 Wheel and tires
General information152
Tire inflation154
Tire designations158
Glossary of tire terminology160
Vehicle loading161
Uniform tire quality gradings163
Snow chains, snow tires, studded tires164
Wheel nuts165
Tire rotation166
Temporary spare167
Changing a wheel168
Tire sealing system170
08 Car care
Washing and cleaning the vehicle178
Paint touch up182


09 Maintenance and servicing
Volvo maintenance186
Maintaining your vehicle187
Engine compartment190
Engine oil191
Wiper blades195
Replacing bulbs199
10 Audio
Audio functions218
Radio functions221
CD player/CD changer (option)227
Audio menu231
11 Specifications
Label information234
Dimensions and weights236
Engine oil239
Engine specifications241
Electrical system242
Volvo programs244


General information

Shiftlock (automatic transmission)
When your car is parked, the gear selector is locked in the Park (P) position. To release the selector from this position, turn the ignition key to position II (or start the engine), depress the brake pedal, press the button on the front side of the gear selector and move the selector from Park (P).

Keylock (automatic transmission)
When the ignition is switched off, the gear selector must be in the Park (P) position before the key can be removed from the ignition switch.

Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
The ABS system in your car performs a self-diagnostic test when the vehicle first reaches the speed of approximately 12 mph (20 km/ h). The brake pedal will pulsate several times and a sound may be audible from the ABS control module. This is normal.

Fuel filler door
Press the button on the light switch panel when the car is at a standstill to open the fuel filler door.

Fuel filler cap
After refueling, close the fuel filler cap by turning it clockwise until it clicks into place. If this cap is not closed tightly or if the engine is running when the car is refueled, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp ("Check Engine" light) may indicate a fault.

Points to keep in mind

  • Before you operate your vehicle for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the new-engine oil consumption information on page 191. You should also be familiar with the information found in the chapters "Instruments and controls," and "Starting and driving."
  • Information contained in the balance of the manual is extremely useful and should be read after operating the vehicle for the first time.
  • The manual is structured so that it can be used for reference. For this reason, it should be kept in the vehicle for ready access.
  • Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and emission control requirements. In some cases it may be difficult or impossible to comply with these requirements. Modifications to the emission control system(s) may render your Volvo not certifiable for legal operation in the U.S., Canada and other countries.
  • All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on the latest product information available at the time of publication. Please note that some vehicles may be equipped differently, depending on special legal requirements. Optional equipment described in this manual may not be available in all markets.
  • Volvo reserves the right to make model changes at any time, or to change specifications or design without notice and without incurring obligation.

    warning WARNING
    If your vehicle is involved in an accident, unseen damage may affect its drivability and safety.

    warning WARNING
    CALIFORNIA proposition 65
    Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and certain vehicle components contain or emit chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids contained in vehicles and certain products of component wear contain or emit chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.


    Volvo and the environment

    Volvo is committed to the well being of its customers. As a natural part of this commitment, we care about the environment in which we all live. Caring for the environment means an everyday involvement in reducing our environmental impact. Volvo's environmental activities are based on a holistic view, which means we consider the overall environmental impact of a product throughout its complete life cycle. In this context, design, production, product use, and recycling are all important considerations. In production, Volvo has partly or completely phased out several chemicals including CFCs, lead chromates, asbestos, and cadmium; and reduced the number of chemicals used in our plants 50% since 1991.

    Volvo was the first in the world to introduce into production a three-way catalytic converter with a Lambda sond, now called the heated oxygen sensor, in 1976. The current version of this highly efficient system reduces emissions of harmful substances (CO, HC, NOx) from the exhaust pipe by approximately 95-99% and the search to eliminate the remaining emissions continues. Volvo is the only automobile manufacturer to offer CFC-free retrofit kits for the air conditioning system of all models as far back as the 1975 model 240. Advanced electronic engine controls and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer to our goal. After Volvo vehicles and parts have fulfilled their use, recycling is the next critical step in completing the life cycle. The metal content is about 75% of the total weight of a vehicle, which makes the vehicle among the most recycled industrial products. In order to have efficient and well controlled recycling, all Volvo variants have printed dismantling manuals, indicating the weight and material of individual components. For Volvo, all homogeneous plastic parts weighing more than 3.4 oz. (100 grams) are marked with international symbols that indicate how the component is to be sorted for recycling. In addition to continuous environmental refinement of conventional gasoline-powered internal combustion engines, Volvo is actively looking at advanced technology alternative-fuel vehicles.

    When you drive a Volvo, you become our partner in the work to lessen the car's impact on the environment. To reduce your vehicle's environmental impact, you can:

  • Maintain proper air pressure in your tires. Tests have shown decreased fuel economy with improperly inflated tires.
  • Follow the recommended maintenance schedule in your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet.
  • Drive at a constant speed whenever possible.
  • See a trained and qualified Volvo service technician as soon as possible for inspection if the check engine (malfunction indicator) light illuminates, or stays on after the vehicle has started.
  • Properly dispose of any vehicle-related waste such as used motor oil, used batteries, brake pads, etc.
  • When cleaning your vehicle, please use genuine Volvo car care products. All Volvo car care products are formulated to be environmentally friendly.

    For additional information regarding the environmental activities in which Volvo Cars of North America, LLC and Volvo Car Corporation are involved, visit our Internet home page at: http://www.volvocars.us.

    warning WARNING
    Certain components of this vehicle such as air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, adaptive steering columns, rollover protection system, and button cell batteries may contain Perchlorate material. Special handling may apply for service or vehicle end of life disposal. See www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.


    Important warnings

    Accessory Installation

  • We strongly recommend that Volvo owners install only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and that accessory installations be performed only by the factory-trained technicians at your authorized Volvo retailer.
  • Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to ensure compatibility with the performance, safety, and emission systems in your car. Additionally, your authorized Volvo retailer knows where accessories may and may not be safely installed in your Volvo. In all cases, please consult your authorized Volvo retailer before installing any accessory in or on your car.
  • Accessories that have not been approved by Volvo may or may not be specifically tested for compatibility with your car. Additionally, an inexperienced installer may not be familiar with some of your car's systems.
  • Any of your car's performance and safety systems could be adversely affected if you install accessories that Volvo has not tested, or if you allow accessories to be installed by someone unfamiliar with your car.
  • Damage caused by unapproved or improperly installed accessories may not be covered by your new car warranty. See your Warranty and Service Records Information booklet for more warranty information. Volvo assumes no responsibility for death, injury, or expenses that may result from the installation of non-genuine accessories.

    Driver distraction

    Driver distraction results from driver activities that are not directly related to controlling the car in the driving environment. Your new Volvo is, or can be, equipped with many feature-rich entertainment and communication systems. These include hands-free cellular telephones, navigation systems, and multipurpose audio systems. You may also own other portable electronic devices for your own convenience. When used properly and safely, they enrich the driving experience. Improperly used, any of these could cause a distraction.

    For all of these systems, we want to provide the following warning that reflects the strong Volvo concern for your safety:

  • Never use these devices or any feature of your vehicle in a way that distracts you from the task of driving safely. Distraction can lead to a serious accident.In addition to this general warning, we offer the following guidance regarding specific newer features that may be found in your vehicle:
  • Never use a hand-held cellular telephone while driving. Some jurisdictions prohibit cellular telephone use by a driver while the vehicle is moving.
  • If your car is equipped with a navigation system, set and make changes to your travel itinerary only with the vehicle parked.
  • Never program your audio system while the vehicle is moving. Program radio presets with the vehicle parked, and use your programmed presets to make radio use quicker and simpler.
  • Never use portable computers or personal digital assistants while the vehicle is moving.

    A driver has a responsibility to do everything possible to ensure his or her own safety and the safety of passengers in the vehicle and others sharing the roadway. Avoiding distractions is part of that responsibility.


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