Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Battery drain

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Battery drain

The electrical functions in the vehicle drain the battery to varying degrees. Avoid using ignition mode II when the engine is switched off. Use ignition mode I instead, as this uses less electrical current.

Note that certain accessories may also drain power from the electrical system. Do not use functions that use a lot of electrical current when the engine is turned off. Examples of such functions are:

  • blower
  • headlights
  • windshield wipers
  • audio system (especially at high volume).

If the starter battery voltage is low, a message is shown in the driver display. The vehicle's energy-saving function will then turn off or reduce certain functions, such as the blower and/or the audio system.

  • To charge the battery, start the engine and let it run for at least 15 minutes (driving charges the battery faster than letting the engine idle).

    Overheating of engine and transmission

    In certain driving conditions, such as driving in mountainous areas or hot weather, there is a risk of the engine or transmission overheating, especially when carrying heavy loads...

    Jump starting using another battery

    If the start battery is discharged, current from another battery can be used to start the vehicle. Jumper cable connecting points. Engine compartment appearance may vary depending on vehicle model and equipment level...

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      Apps

      The App view contains apps that provide access to certain vehicle services.

      Swipe the center display screen from right to left1 to access the App view from the Home view. This view displays downloaded apps (third-party apps) as well as apps for integrated functions, such as FM radio.

      Volvo XC90. Apps

      App view. (generic illustration; basic apps vary depending on market and model)

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