Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Braking on wet roads. Braking on salted roads

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Braking on wet roads. Braking on salted roads

Braking on wet roads

Prolonged driving in heavy rain without braking may cause braking effect to be slightly delayed the first time the brakes are applied. This may also occur after washing the vehicle. It will then be necessary to apply greater pressure to the brake pedal. You should therefore maintain a greater distance to the vehicle ahead.

Firmly apply the brakes after washing the vehicle or driving on wet roads. This helps warm up the brake discs, enabling them to dry more quickly and protecting them against corrosion. Consider the current traffic situation when braking.

Braking on salted roads

When driving on salted roads, a layer of salt may form on the brake discs and brake pads. This could increase stopping distance. Maintain an extra large safety distance to the vehicle ahead. Make sure to also:

  • Apply the brakes from time to time to help remove salt. Make sure braking does not pose a risk to any other road users.
  • Gently apply the brakes when you have finished driving and before driving again.

    Brake Assist System

    The brake enhancing system, (BAS1), helps increase braking force and can thereby reduce braking distance. The system monitors the driver's braking habits and increases braking force when necessary...

    Maintenance of the brake system

    Regularly check the brake system components for wear. To keep the vehicle as safe and reliable as possible, follow the Volvo service schedule specified in the Warranty and Maintenance Records Information booklet...

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    Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual: Using passing assistance


    Passing assistance can be used with Adaptive Cruise Control* or Pilot Assist*. Several conditions must be met for passing assistance to be possible. In order to activate passing assistance: your vehicle must be following a vehicle ahead (target vehicle) your vehicle's current speed must be at least 70 km/h (43 mph) the set speed must be high enough to safely pass another vehicle...

    Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual: Activating and deactivating Low Speed Control using the function button


    (Option/accessory.) There is a function button for driving at low speeds with Hill Descent Control in the center display's Function view if the vehicle is not equipped with a drive mode control in the tunnel console. Selecting Low Speed Control in the center display's Function view Tap the Hill Descent Control button to activate or deactivate the function...

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      Detachable towbar

      (Option/accessory.)

      Volvo recommends the use of Volvo towbars that are specially designed for the vehicle.

      NOTE

      The optional detachable trailer hitch may not be available in all markets or on all models. Consult your Volvo retailer.

      Volvo XC90. Detachable towbar

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