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VOLVO
XC70

VOLVO OWNER'S MANUAL XC70

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THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING VOLVO

Welcome to the world-wide family of Volvo owners. We trust 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 evidenced by the certification labels attached to the driver's door opening and on the left wheel housing in the engine compartment. 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
1-800-458-1552
www.volvocars.us

In Canada:

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.
National Customer Service
175 Gordon Baker Road
North York, Ontario M2H 2N7
1-800-663-8255
www.volvocanada.com

2007 © Volvo Car Corporation. All rights reserved.

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00 Introduction
Important information6
Important warnings7
Environment9
01 Safety
Occupant safety14
Reporting safety defects15
Safety in the passenger compartment16
Crash mode30
Child safety31
Child restraint systems34
Infant seats36
Convertible seats38
Booster cushions41
ISOFIX lower anchors42
Top tether anchors43
Child restraint registration and recalls44
Integrated booster cushion45
Child safety locks48
02 Locks and alarm
Remote key and key blade52
Keyless drive61
Locks64
Alarm66

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03 Your driving environment
Instruments and controls72
Ignition modes80
Seats82
Steering wheel87
Lighting89
Wipers and washers96
Power windows99
Mirrors101
Power moonroof103
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (option) 105
Starting the engine109
Transmission112
Brakes115
Hill Descent Control (HDC)117
Electric parking brake119
04 Comfort and driving pleasure
Menus and messages124
Climate system128
Audio system136
Trip computer149
Compass151
Stability system153
Active chassis system-Four C155
Cruise control156
Adaptive Cruise Control-ACC158
Distance Alert165
Collision Warning with Auto-brake (option)168
Driver Alert System-option173
Park assist (option)178
Blind Spot Information System (option)182
Passenger compartment convenience186
05 During your trip
Driving recommendations192
Refueling196
Loading202
Cargo area208
Towing a trailer213
Emergency towing216

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06 Maintenance and specifications
Volvo maintenance220
Maintaining your car221
Hood and engine compartment223
Engine oil224
Fluids226
Replacing bulbs228
Wiper blades and washer fluid235
Battery237
Fuses240
Wheels and tires245
Vehicle care265
Label information270
Specifications272
Volvo programs281
07 Index
Index282

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Important information

Points to keep in mind

  • Before you operate your vehicle for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the information in chapter 3.
  • 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. This information is subject to change without prior notice. 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.

    Vehicle event data (Black box)

    Your vehicle's driving and safety systems employ computers that monitor, and share with each other, information about your vehicle's operation. One or more of these computers may store what they monitor, either during normal vehicle operation or in a crash or near-crash event. Stored information may be read and used by:

  • Volvo Car Corporation
  • service and repair facilities
  • law enforcement or government agencies
  • others who may assert a legal right to know, or who obtain your consent to know such information.

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    Important warnings

    Driver distraction

    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.

  • Driver distraction results from driver activities that are not directly related to controlling the vehicle 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 vehicle 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.

    Accessory installation

  • We strongly recommend that Volvo owners install only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and that accessory installations be performed only by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
  • Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to ensure compatibility with the performance, safety, and emission systems in your vehicle. Additionally, a trained and qualified Volvo service technician knows where accessories may and may not be safely installed in your Volvo. In all cases, please consult a trained and qualified Volvo service technician before installing any accessory in or on your vehicle.
  • Accessories that have not been approved by Volvo may or may not be specifically tested for compatibility with your vehicle. 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 vehicle.
  • Damage caused by unapproved or improperly installed accessories may not be covered by your new vehicle warranty.

    See your Warranty and Service Records

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    Important warnings

    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.

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    Environment

    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, dismantling information is available for all Volvo models. 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.

    warning WARNING
    PROPOSITION 65 WARNING!
    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.

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    warning WARNING
    Certain components of this vehicle such as air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, adaptive steering columns, 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.

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