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Label information 234
Dimensions and weights236
Engine oil239
Engine specifications241
Electrical system242
Volvo programs244

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Label information

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Label information


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) 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.

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.

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Dimensions and weights


The maximum permissible axle loads and/ or the gross vehicle weight must not be exceeded.

warning WARNING
When adding accessories, equipment, luggage and other cargo to your vehicle, the total capacity weight must not be exceeded.

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Dimensions and weights


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Specifications and capacities

note NOTE
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).

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Engine oil

Oil specifications

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.

note NOTE
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.

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Engine oil

American Petroleum Institute (API) symbol

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

  • The upper section describes the oil's performance level.
  • The center identifies the oil's viscosity.
  • The lower section indicates whether the oil has demonstrated energy-conserving properties in a standard test in comparison to a reference oil.

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    Engine specifications

    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.

    Fuel system

    The engine is equipped with a multiport fuel injection system.

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    Electrical system

    General information

    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 audio system

    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).

    warning 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.

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    Electrical system

    Three-way catalytic converter - general information

  • Keep your engine properly tuned. Certain engine malfunctions, particularly involving the electrical, fuel or distributor ignition systems, may cause unusually high three-way catalytic converter temperatures. Do not continue to operate your vehicle if you detect engine misfire, noticeable loss of power or other unusual operating conditions, such as engine overheating or backfiring. A properly tuned engine will help avoid malfunctions that could damage the three-way catalytic converter.
  • Do not park your vehicle over combustible materials, such as grass or leaves, which can come into contact with the hot exhaust system and cause such materials to ignite under certain wind and weather conditions.
  • Excessive starter cranking (in excess of one minute), or an intermittently firing or flooded engine can cause three-way catalytic converter or exhaust system overheating.
  • Remember that tampering or unauthorized modifications to the engine, the Electronic Control Module, or the vehicle may be illegal and can cause three-way catalytic converter or exhaust system overheating.

    This includes:
    - Altering fuel injection settings or components.
    - Altering emission system components or location or removing components.
    - Repeated use of leaded fuel.

    note NOTE
    Unleaded fuel is required for vehicles with three-way catalytic converters.

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    Volvo programs

    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

    Technician certification

    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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