wheel VOLVO XC90 TWIN ENGINE HYBRID 2017 Owners Manual
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Passenger compartment lighting152
Home safe lighting155
Messages in the instrument paneland center display155
Handling messages in the instru-ment panel and center display157
Handling messages stored from theinstrument panel and center display158
Instrument panel App menu160
Using the instrument panel App menu160
Using the windshield wipers161
Activating/deactivating the rain sensor162
Windshield and headlight washers163
Tailgate window wiper and washer164
Adjusting the steering wheel166
Manually operated front seats167
Power front seats*168
Adjusting power front seats*168
Adjusting the passenger's seat fromthe driver's seat*169
Using the power seat memory function*169
Multifunctional front seats*170
Adjusting function settings in themultifunctional front seats*171
Easy access to and from the driver seat174
Adjusting the second row head restraints175
Moving the second row seats for-ward/rearward176
Adjusting the second row backrest tilt177
Folding the second row backrests178
Getting into and out of the third rowof seats179
Folding the third row backrests180
Selecting a driver profile181
Editing a driver profile182
Linking a remote key to a driver profile183
Importing/exporting a driver profilefrom/to a USB flash drive184
Climate control system188
Climate system sensors189
Parking climate (preconditioning)189
Activating/deactivating the parkingclimate timer191
Activating/deactivating the climatecomfort retaining function*191
Setting the parking climate (precon-ditioning) timer192
Starting and stopping preconditioning194
Preconditioning symbols and messages195
Clean Zone Interior Package (CZIP)*197
Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)*197
Passenger compartment air filter198
Automatic climate control198
Climate system controls199
Climate system controls in the centerdisplay199
Rear climate system controls on thetunnel console201
Setting the blower speed201
Setting the temperature203
Turning recirculation on and off205
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Defrosting windows and mirrors206
Turning steering wheel heating* onand off208
Turning seat heating* on and off210
Turning front seat ventilation* on and off211
Opening/closing/directing air vents213
Adjusting air distribution213
Air distribution table215
LOADING AND STORAGE
Passenger compartment storage spaces220
Using the glove compartment221
Grocery bag holder223
Steel cargo grid*225
Load anchoring eyelets226
Cargo compartment cover*227
LOCKS AND ALARM
Locks and remote keys234
Changing the remote key's battery235
Remote key's range240
Detachable key blade242
Foot movement tailgate operation*243
Locking/unlocking from outside thevehicle244
Locking/unlocking from inside thevehicle246
Antenna locations for the start andlock system247
Locking and unlocking confirmation248
Locking/unlocking the tailgate249
Private (valet) locking253
Locking/unlocking with the detacha-ble key blade254
Automatically arming/disarming thealarm255
Deactivating the alarm without afunctioning remote key257
Child safety locks257
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STARTING AND DRIVING
Starting and driving376
Auto-hold brake function379
Brake assist system379
Braking effect after a collision380
Emergency brake lights380
Hill Descent Control (HDC)380
Hill Start Assist381
Using the parking brake382
Parking brake malfunctions384
Before a long distance trip385
Driving through standing water387
Overheating the engine and transmission387
Opening/closing the fuel filler door393
Driving with a trailer397
Detachable trailer hitch398
Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)399
Starting the engine402
Turning the engine off404
Hybrid battery charging cable405
Hybrid charging cable circuit breaker407
Hybrid-related symbols and messages408
Preparations for charging the hybridbattery410
Stopping hybrid battery charging411
Initiating hybrid battery charging412
Charging the hybrid battery413
Hybrid battery charge status415
Charger status indicators417
Hybrid battery charging current417
Long-term storage of a vehicle witha hybrid battery418
Using the electric motor in city driving419
Maintaining/increasing the hybridbattery's charge while driving420
Gear shift indicator425
Gear selector positions425
Steering wheel paddles*427
Low Speed Control (LSC)428
All Wheel Drive (AWD)429
Suspension and leveling control*429
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WHEELS AND TIRES
Tire sidewall designations480
Wheel (rim) designations481
Tire direction of rotation483
Tread wear indicator483
Uniform Tire Quality Grading485
Snow tires and chains485
Checking tire inflation pressure486
Removing a wheel489
Installing a wheel491
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)491
Checking tire inflation pressure493
Reinflating tires equipped with theTire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)494
Calibrating the Tire PressureMonitoring System (TPMS)495
Tire sealing system496
Using the tire sealing system498
Inflating a tire with the tire sealingsystem compressor501
MAINTENANCE AND SERVICING
Volvo's service program504
Booking service and repairs508
Wi-Fi connection to a workshop510
Climate system service511
Fuses in the engine compartment518
Fuses in the passenger compartment523
Fuses in the cargo compartment527
Removing the rectangular headlightcover532
Replacing low beam headlight bulbs533
Replacing High Beam headlight bulbs534
Replacing parking light bulbs534
Replacing front turn signal bulbs535
Hoisting the vehicle537
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Electrical current for charging the hybrid bat-tery
Electric motor for powering the rear wheels
Drive modes (change in the center display orby using the drive mode control in the tunnelconsole)
Instrument panel showing unique hybrid-rela-ted information
Please be aware that there is no sound fromthe engine when the vehicle is being poweredby the electric motor and it may be difficult todetect by children, pedestrians, cyclists andanimals. This is especially true at low speeds.
High-voltage electrical current WARNING
A number of electrical components in theXC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid usehigh-voltage current and can be extremelydangerous if handled incorrectly. These com-ponents and any orange wiring in the vehiclemay only be handled by trained and qualifiedVolvo service technicians.
Different drive modes can be selected while driv-ing, e.g., electric power only or a combination ofelectric and gasoline power. The vehicle calcu-lates the optimal combination of drivability, drivingexperience, environmental impact and fuel econ-omy for the selected drive mode. See also thearticle "Drive modes" for additional information.
In certain driving situations, hybrid-unique infor-mation may be displayed in the instrument panel,such as: a hybrid battery gauge (current chargelevel), the current drive mode, a symbol that illu-minates when the gasoline engine is being used,a Hybrid Guide and the level of energy regenera-tion.
In order to function optimally, the hybrid battery(and its related electrical systems) and the gaso-line engine (and its drive systems) should be atthe correct operating temperature. The hybridbattery's capacity is reduced considerably if it is
too cold or hot. Preconditioning prepares thevehicle's drive systems and passenger compart-ment before the vehicle is driven to help reducewear and energy consumption.
Charging the hybrid battery
Never connect the charging cable if there is arisk of thunderstorms/lightning.
The XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in Hybrid uses alithium-ion battery that can be charged in severalways:
•A charging cable can be connected from thevehicle to a 110-volt AC socket. Chargingtime depends on the strength of the current.
•When the brakes are applied lightly, the elec-tric motor is used for engine braking, duringwhich the vehicle's kinetic energy is conver-ted into electric current that is used to helprecharge the hybrid battery.
•The hybrid battery is also recharged to a cer-tain extent when the gasoline engine is inoperation.
•Drive modes (p. 420)
•Hybrid-related information in the instrumentpanel (p. 134)
•Charging the hybrid battery (p. 413)
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Volvo and the environment
Volvo is committed to the well-being of its cus-tomers. As a natural part of this commitment, wecare about the environment in which we all live.Concern for the environment means an everydayinvolvement in reducing our environmentalimpact.
Volvo's environmental activities are based on aholistic view, which means we consider the over-all environmental impact of a product throughoutits complete life cycle. In this context, design, pro-duction, product use, and recycling are all impor-tant considerations. In production, Volvo haspartly or completely phased out several chemicalsincluding CFCs, lead chromates, asbestos, andcadmium; and reduced the number of chemicalsused in our plants 50% since 1991.
Volvo was the first in the world to introduce intoproduction a three-way catalytic converter with aLambda sond, now called the heated oxygen sen-sor, in 1976. The current version of this highlyefficient system reduces emissions of harmfulsubstances (CO, HC, NOx) from the exhaust pipeby approximately 95 – 99% and the search toeliminate the remaining emissions continues.Volvo is the only automobile manufacturer tooffer CFC-free retrofit kits for the air conditioningsystem of all models as far back as the 1975model 240. Advanced electronic engine controlsand cleaner fuels are bringing us closer to ourgoal. In addition to continuous environmental
refinement of conventional gasoline-poweredinternal combustion engines, Volvo is activelylooking at advanced technology alternative-fuelvehicles.
When you drive a Volvo, you become our partnerin the work to lessen the car's impact on theenvironment. To reduce your vehicle's environ-mental impact, you can:
•Maintain proper air pressure in your tires.Tests have shown decreased fuel economywith improperly inflated tires.
•Follow the recommended maintenanceschedule in your Warranty and ServiceRecords Information booklet.
•Drive at a constant speed whenever possible.
•See a trained and qualified Volvo servicetechnician as soon as possible for inspectionif the check engine (malfunction indicator)light illuminates, or stays on after the vehiclehas started.
•Properly dispose of any vehicle-related wastesuch as used motor oil, used batteries, brakepads, etc.
•When cleaning your vehicle, please use gen-uine Volvo car care products. All Volvo carcare products are formulated to be environ-mentally friendly.
Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine Plug-in
•If possible, precondition the vehicle with thecharging cable before driving.
•If preconditioning is not possible in coldweather, use the seat and steering wheelheating primarily. Avoid heating the entirepassenger compartment, which reduces thehybrid battery's charge level.
•Choose the Pure drive mode to help mini-mize electric power consumption.
•In hilly terrain, put the gear selector in modeB to utilize the electric motor's braking func-tion when the accelerator pedal is released.This helps charge the hybrid battery.
•Driving economically (p. 385)
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* Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.23
Information when it's needed, where it's needed
Information is presented in different displays depending on how it should be prioritized (generic illustration)
The head up-display presents types of informa-tion that the driver should be aware of immedi-
ately, such as traffic warnings, speed informationand navigation. Road sign information and incom-ing phone calls are also displayed here. Thehead-up display is controlled from the right-sidesteering wheel keypad and the center display.
The instrument panel displays information suchas speed, an incoming phone call or the track
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* Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.24
that is currently playing. It is controlled using bothsteering wheel keypads.
Many of the vehicle's main functions are con-trolled from the center display, a touchscreen thatreacts to taps or other gestures. The number ofphysical buttons is thereby minimized. The screencan be operated with or without gloves.
The center display is used to control e.g., the cli-mate and infotainment systems and to adjust thepower seats*. The information shown here can bedealt with by the driver or the front seat passen-ger.
Voice control system
The voice control system ena-bles the driver to operate cer-tain vehicle functions withoutremoving his/her hands fromthe steering wheel and itunderstands natural speech.Use voice commands to e.g.,play a track on the infotainment system, make aphone call, raise the passenger compartmenttemperature or to read a text message.
For additional information about all of the func-tions/system, see the respective articles in theon-board owner's manual or the printed supple-ment.
•Using the center display (p. 50)
•Center display overview (p. 33)
•Navigating in the center display's views(p. 43)
•Head-up display (HUD)* (p. 122)
•Instrument panel (p. 132)
•Voice control (p. 125)
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* Option/accessory, for more information, see Introduction.34
Function view: vehicle functions can be acti-vated/deactivated by tapping. Certain func-tions are called "trigger functions", whichopen settings windows, e.g., Camera andparking functions. Settings for the head-updisplay* are also started from Function viewbut the actual interaction is controlled fromthe steering wheel keypad buttons and theinstrument panel.
Home view: the initial view shown when thecenter display is started.
App (Application) view: shows apps that havebeen downloaded (third-party apps) as wellas ones for integrated functions such as FMradio. Tap an icon to open the app.
Status bar: vehicle activities are shown at thetop of the screen. Network/connection infor-mation is shown on the left side of the bar.Media-related information, the clock andinformation about background activities areshown to the right.
Top view: pull down the tab to open Top view.From here, you can access Settings,Owner's manual and stored messages.
Navigation: leads to map navigation. Tap thesub-view to expand it.
Media: the most recently used media-relatedapps. Tap the sub-view to expand it.
Phone: used to access phone-related func-tions. Tap the sub-view to expand it.
The extra sub-view: the most recently usedapps/vehicle functions that do not belong inany of the other sub-views are listed here.Tap the sub-view to expand it.
Climate bar: information and direct access tosettings such as temperature, seat heating*and blower speed. Tap the symbol at thecenter of the Climate bar to open Climateview for additional settings.
•Using the center display (p. 50)
•Function view buttons (p. 41)
•Symbols in the center display status bar(p. 48)
•Settings view (p. 115)
•Media player (p. 455)
•Phone (p. 448)
•Climate system controls in the center display(p. 199)
•Cleaning the center display (p. 552)
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Transport Canada can be contacted at:
Teletypewriter (TTY): 613 990-4500
Mailing Address: Transport Canada - RoadSafety, 80 rue Noël, Gatineau, (Quebec) J8Z 0A1
•Recall information (p. 64)
•Occupant safety (p. 62)
On our website, select the tab YOUR VOLVO andthe heading RECALL INFORMATION will be dis-played at the lower left side of the screen. Enteryour Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for yourvehicle (found at the base of the windshield). Ifyour vehicle has any open Recalls, they will bedisplayed on this page.
You can also enter the Vehicle IdentificationNumber in the search field on the NationalHighway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA)website at: www.nhtsa.gov.
Volvo customers in Canada
For any questions regarding open recalls for yourvehicle, please contact your authorized Volvoretailer. If your retailer is unable to answer yourquestions, please contact Volvo Customer Rela-tions at 905 695-9626, Monday through Friday,8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST or by e-mail [email protected]. You may also write us at:
Volvo Cars of Canada
National Customer Service
9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101
Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9
•Occupant safety (p. 62)
•Reporting safety defects (p. 63)
Safety during pregnancy
The seat belt should always be worn duringpregnancy. However, it is crucial that it be worncorrectly.
The diagonal section should wrap over the shoul-der then be routed between the breasts and tothe side of the belly. The lap section should layflat over the thighs and as low as possible underthe belly. It must never be allowed to ride upward.Remove all slack from the belt and ensure that itfits close to the body without any twists.
As a pregnancy progresses, pregnant driversshould adjust their seats and steering wheel suchthat they can easily maintain control of the vehi-cle as they drive (which means they must be ableto easily operate the foot pedals and steeringwheel). Within this context, they should strive toposition the seat with as large a distance as pos-sible between their belly and the steering wheel.