Volvo XC90 2015-2021 Owners Manual / Maintenance and service / Checking and filling engine oil

Volvo XC90: Maintenance and service / Checking and filling engine oil

The engine oil level is monitored by an electronic oil level sensor.

Viewing oil level in the center display

Volvo XC90. Checking and filling engine oil

Example of the oil level graphic in the center display

The oil level can be viewed using the electronic oil level gauge in the center display once the vehicle has been started. The oil level should be checked regularly.

  1. Open the Car Status app from App view in the center display.
  2. Tap Status to display the oil level.

NOTE

The system cannot directly detect changes when the oil is filled or drained. The vehicle must have been driven approximately 30 km (20 miles) and have been stationary 5 minutes on a level surface and with the engine off before the correct oil level will be displayed.

NOTE

If the conditions for measuring oil level are not properly fulfilled (time after engine shutdown, vehicle inclination, ambient temperature, etc.) the message No value available will be shown in the center display. This does not mean that anything is wrong in the vehicle systems.

CAUTION

Volvo XC90. Checking and filling engine oil If this symbol is shown, the oil pressure may be too low. Stop the vehicle as soon as possible and have it towed to a workshop – an authorized Volvo workshop is recommended.

Filling engine oil

Volvo XC90. Checking and filling engine oil

Filler pipe1,2

It may be necessary to top up engine oil between regularly scheduled services. No action is necessary with regard to engine oil level until a message appears in the instrument panel.

WARNING

If the message Engine oil level Service required is displayed, drive to a workshop – an authorized Volvo workshop is recommended. The oil level may be too high.

WARNING

Do not spill oil on the hot exhaust pipes as this could cause a fire.

CAUTION

If the message Engine oil level low Refill 1 liter is displayed, fill only with the specified volume, e.g. 1 liter (1 quart).

1 Engines with an electronic oil level sensor do not have a dipstick.

2 The layout of the engine compartment may vary depending on model and engine variant.

Coolant

The coolant helps ensure that excess heat is distributed in the circuit in order to, for example, warm up the start battery or provide heating to the passenger compartment. To avoid deterioration of the cooling system, engine trouble, etc., only approved Volvo coolant should be used.

Recommended grade: Volvo-approved premixed coolant. If concentrated coolant is used, mix with 50% water of acceptable quality (i.e. not salt water, etc.). Consult a Volvo retailer if you have any questions.

To avoid deterioration of the cooling system, engine trouble, etc., only approved Volvo coolant should be used.

WARNING

Coolant is hazardous if ingested and could cause damage to organs (kidneys). The product contains ethylene glycol, inhibitor, water, etc.

    Engine oil

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    When refilling coolant, follow the instructions on the package. Never fill the cooling system with only water. The risk of freezing is increased with too low or too high amounts of coolant...

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