Volvo XC90 2015-2022 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...

    Other information:

    Volvo XC90 2015-2022 Owners Manual: Hill Descent Control


    (Option/accessory.) The function for assisting when driving downhill (HDC1) is a low-speed function with increased engine braking. The function makes it possible to increase or decrease the vehicle's speed on steep downhill gradients by only using the accelerator pedal, without applying the brakes...

    Volvo XC90 2015-2022 Owners Manual: Changing rear window wipers


    The wiper blades help remove water from the windshield and rear window. Along with the washer fluid, they are designed to clean the glass and help improve visibility while driving. The windshield and rear window wiper blades can be replaced. Changing rear window wipers Lift the wiper arm from the window and pull the lower section of the blade to the right...

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