Keylock (automatic transmission)
When you switch off the ignition, the gear selector must be in the (P) ark 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
The fuel filler door, located on the right rear fender, is connected to your car's central locking system. The driver's door
must be unlocked before the fuel filler door can be opened.
When you lock your car using the central locking button on the driver's door or remote control, the fuel filler door also
locks after a 10-minute delay. If you lock your car with the fuel filler door open, you will need to unlock the car to
allow the fuel filler door to be closed again.
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) will
Before you operate your car for the first time, please familiarize yourself with the new- engine oil consumption
information on page 128. You should also be familiar with the information in chapters one, two and four of this
manual. 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 car for ready access.
Do not export your Volvo to another country before investigating that country's applicable safety and exhaust emission
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
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.
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
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 freons, lead chromates,
naphtanates, asbestos, mercury and cadmium; and reduced the amount 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 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% 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, refined purification
systems and cleaner fuels are bringing us closer to our goal.
After Volvo cars 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 car, which makes the car among the most recycled industrial
products. In order to have efficient and well controlled recycling, many Volvo variants have printed dismantling
manuals, indicating the weight and material of individual components.