Volvo XC90 2015-2024 Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Settings for automatically activating the parking brake. Parking on a hill

Volvo XC90: Starting and driving / Settings for automatically activating the parking brake. Parking on a hill

Settings for automatically activating the parking brake

Choose whether the parking brake should be activated automatically when the vehicle is switched off.

To change this setting:

Tap Settings in the center display's Top view.

Tap My Car Volvo XC90. Settings for automatically activating the parking brake. Parking on a hill Parking Brake and Suspension and select or deselect the Auto Activate Parking Brake function.

Parking on a hill

Always use the parking brake when parking on a hill.

WARNING

Always apply the parking brake when parking on an incline. Selecting a gear or putting the automatic transmission in P may not be sufficient to keep the vehicle stationary in all situations.

If the vehicle is pointing uphill:

  • Turn the front wheels so they are pointing away from the curb.

If the vehicle is pointing downhill:

  • Turn the front wheels so they are pointing toward the curb.

Heavy load uphill

Heavy loads, such as a trailer, could cause the vehicle to roll backward when the parking brake is released automatically on steep uphill gradients. To help avoid this, pull the control upward while you are driving away. Release the control when the vehicle gains traction.

    Activating and deactivating the parking brake

    Use the parking brake to help keep the vehicle stationary when it is parked. Activating the parking brake Pull up the control. The symbol in the instrument panel will illuminate when the parking brake is activated...

    Parking brake malfunction

    If you are unable to deactivate or activate the parking brake after several attempts, contact an authorized Volvo workshop. A audible warning signal will sound if the parking brake is activated while the vehicle is being driven...

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