Volvo XC90 2015-2023 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Preparing for a long trip

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Preparing for a long trip

It is important to have the vehicle's systems and equipment checked carefully before driving long distances.

Check that

  • the engine is running properly and that fuel consumption is normal
  • there are no leaks (fuel, oil or other fluid)
  • the brake pedal is functioning properly
  • tire tread depth and air pressure are at correct levels. Change to snow tires when driving in areas where there is a risk of snowy or icy roads
  • the start battery is sufficiently charged
  • the wiper blades are in good condition

    Economical driving

    A more economical driving style can help lower fuel consumption. Before driving If possible, precondition the vehicle before driving. If preconditioning is not possible when it is cold outside, use seat and steering wheel heating first...

    Winter driving

    It is important to check the vehicle before driving in cold/snowy conditions to make sure it can be driven safely. Before the cold season arrives: Make sure the engine coolant contains 50% antifreeze...

    Other information:

    Volvo XC90 2015-2023 Owners Manual: Checking and filling engine oil


    The engine oil level is monitored by an electronic oil level sensor. Viewing oil level in the center display 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...

    Volvo XC90 2015-2023 Owners Manual: Whiplash Protection System


    The Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) is designed to help reduce the risk of whiplashtype injuries. The system consists of energy absorbing backrests and seat cushions as well as specially designed head restraints in the front seats. WHIPS is activated in the event of a rear-end collision and adapted to the angle and speed of the collision and to the characteristics of the colliding vehicle...

      Categories

      Leveling control settings

      (Option/accessory.)

      Turn off leveling control before lifting the vehicle with a jack to help avoid problems with the pneumatic suspension.

      The vehicle can be lowered or raised to make it easier to load or for passengers to get in and out.

      Adjusting loading mode

      Volvo XC90. Leveling control settings

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