Volvo XC90 2015-2023 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Brake functions

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Brake functions

The vehicle's brakes are used to reduce speed or prevent the vehicle from rolling.

In addition to the wheel brakes and parking brakes, the vehicle is also equipped with a number of automatic brake assist functions. These systems provide assistance by e.g. the driver not needing to depress the brake pedal at a traffic light, when starting up a hill or when driving down a hill.

Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the following brake assist functions may be included:

  • Auto-hold brake function at a standstill (Auto Hold)
  • Hill Start Assist (Hill Start Assist)
  •  Braking assist after a collision
  • City Safety
  • Hill Descent Control (Hill Descent Control)*

* Option/accessory.

    Selecting ignition mode

    The vehicle's ignition can be put in various modes (levels) to make different functions available. Selecting an ignition mode Start knob in the tunnel console...

    Brakes

    The brake pedal is used to apply the vehicle's regular brakes, which are part of the brake system. The vehicle is equipped with two brake circuits. If one brake circuit is damaged, the brake pedal may go down further when depressed...

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