Volvo S90 (2019 year). Instruction - part 1


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Volvo S90 (2019 year). Instruction - part 1




* Option/accessory.


Sensus - connection and


Sensus makes it possible to surf the Internet,
use apps, and turn your vehicle into a Wi-Fi hot-

This is Sensus

Sensus provides an intelligent interface and
Internet connection to the digital world. An intui-
tive navigation structure offers access to relevant
assistance, information and entertainment when
it is needed, without distracting the driver.

Sensus includes all of the solutions in the vehicle
related to entertainment, Internet connection and
navigation*, and serves as the user interface
between the driver and the vehicle. Sensus is
what makes communication between you, the
vehicle and the world around you possible.

Information when it's needed, where it's

The vehicle's displays present the right informa-
tion at the right time. Information is presented in

different displays depending on how it should be
prioritized by the driver.



* Option/accessory.


Different types of information are shown in different displays depending on how the information should be prioritized.

Head-up display*

The head-up display presents information that
the driver should react to immediately.
For example, traffic warnings, speed information

and navigation messages*. Road sign information
and incoming phone calls are also shown in the
head-up display. These can be handled using the
right-side steering wheel keypad or the center

Instrument panel

12"* instrument panel.



* Option/accessory.


8-inch instrument panel.

The instrument panel displays information
such as speed, incoming phone calls or the track
currently playing. It is controlled using the steer-
ing wheel keypads.

Center display

Many of the vehicle's main functions are con-
trolled from the center display, a touchscreen that
reacts to taps and other gestures. This minimizes
the number of physical buttons and controls nee-
ded in the vehicle. The screen can also be oper-
ated while wearing gloves.

The center display is used to control e.g. the cli-
mate and entertainment systems and to adjust
the power seats*. The information presented in
the center display can be handled by the driver
or, in some situations, by a passenger.

Voice control system

The voice control system ena-
bles the driver to control certain
vehicle functions without taking
their hands off the wheel. The
system can understand natural
speech. Use voice commands
to e.g. play a song, make a

phone call, increase the temperature in the pas-
senger compartment or have a text message
read aloud.

Related information

Head-up display* (p. 140)

Instrument panel (p. 80)

Center display overview (p. 107)

Voice control (p. 143)

Internet-connected vehicle* (p. 503)

Sharing Internet from the vehicle via Wi-Fi
hotspot (tethering) (p. 507)




Software Updates

So that you as a Volvo customer shall have the
best possible experience from your car, Volvo is
continuously developing the systems in the cars
and the services that you are offered.

You can update the software in your Volvo to the
latest version when your car is serviced at an
authorized Volvo dealer. The latest software
update gives you access to new functions and
improvements, as well as previous improvements
included with previous software updates.

For more information about released updates and
answers to frequently asked questions, please go


Functionality after updating may vary depend-
ing on market, model, model year and options.

Related information

Sensus - connection and entertainment
(p. 30)

Handling system updates via Download Cen-
ter (p. 567)

Data recording

As part of Volvo's commitment to safety and
quality, certain information is recorded regarding
vehicle operation, functionality and incidents.

US market only:


This vehicle is equipped with an event data
recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is
to record, in certain crash or near crash-like
situations, such as an air bag deployment or
hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in
understanding how a vehicle's systems
performed. The EDR is designed to record data
related to vehicle dynamics and safety systems
for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or
less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to
record such data as:

How various systems in your vehicle were

Whether or not the driver and passenger
safety belts were buckled/fastened;

How far (if at all) the driver was depressing
the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,

How fast the vehicle was traveling.

These data can help provide a better
understanding of the circumstances in which
crashes and injuries occur. NOTE: EDR data are
recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash
situation occurs; no data are recorded by the
EDR under normal driving conditions and no

personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash
location) are recorded. However, other parties,
such as law enforcement, could combine the
EDR data with the type of personally identifying
data routinely acquired during a crash

To read data recorded by an EDR, special
equipment is required, and access to the vehicle
or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle
manufacturer, other parties, such as law
enforcement, that have the special equipment,
can read the information if they have access to
the vehicle or the EDR.


This vehicle is equipped with an Active Safety
Data Recorder (ASDR). This data recorder can
record information related to the usage of the
car, functional errors and active safety actuations
(e.g. auto brake). The information saved is used
by technicians for service and maintenance to
diagnose and repair possible faults that has
occurred in the vehicle and to fulfil certain legal
requirements. The registered data can also, in
congregated form, be used for research- and
product development –purposes to continuously
improve the safety and quality of Volvo Cars. For
more information contact your local Volvo retailer.




Canadian market only:

This vehicle is equipped with an “Event Data
Recorder” (EDR). The main purpose of the EDR
is to register and record data in traffic accidents
or accident-like situations, e.g. if an airbag
deploys or if the vehicle hits an obstacle in the
road. This data is recorded in order to help under-
stand how the vehicle's systems perform in these
types of situations. The EDR is designed to
record data related to vehicle dynamics and
safety systems for a short period of time, usually
30 seconds or less.

The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record
data in traffic accidents or accident-like situations
such as:

How the various systems in the vehicle per-

Whether the driver and passenger seat belts
were tightened/buckled;

The driver's use of the accelerator/brake

How fast the vehicle was moving.

This data can help provide a better understanding
of the circumstances in which traffic accidents
and injuries occur. The EDR records data only if a
non-trivial accident situation occurs. EDR does
not record any data during normal driving condi-
tions. The system also never registers data on
who is driving the vehicle or the geographical
location of the accident or near-accident. How-

ever, other parties, such as law enforcement,
could combine the EDR data with the type of per-
sonally identifiable information that is routinely
acquired during an accident investigation. Special
equipment and access to either the vehicle or the
EDR is required to read this recorded data.

In addition to the EDR, the vehicle is equipped
with a number of computers that continuously
control and monitor the vehicle's performance.
These computers may record data during normal
driving conditions, particularly if they detect a
fault relating to the vehicle's operation and func-
tionality or upon activation of the vehicle's active
driver support functions (e.g. City Safety or the
auto-brake function).

Some of this recorded data is required by techni-
cians performing service and maintenance in
order to diagnose and rectify any faults that may
have occurred in the vehicle. The recorded infor-
mation is also needed to enable Volvo to fulfill
legal and other regulatory requirements. Informa-
tion registered in the vehicle is stored in its com-
puters until the vehicle is serviced or repaired.

In addition to the above, the recorded information
may be used in aggregated form for research and
product development purposes in order to contin-
uously improve the safety and quality of Volvo

Volvo will not provide this information to any third
parties without the vehicle owner's consent. How-
ever, national legislation and regulations may

require Volvo to disclose this type of information
to law enforcement or other authorities that can
claim a legal right to the information. Special
technical equipment, which Volvo and workshops
that have entered agreements with Volvo have
access to, is required to read and interpret the
recorded data. Volvo is responsible for ensuring
that information provided to Volvo in conjunction
with service and maintenance is stored and han-
dled securely and in compliance with applicable
legal requirements. For more information, please
contact a Volvo retailer.

Related information

Contacting Volvo (p. 26)

Volvo Structural Parts Statement (p. 39)




Terms & Conditions for Services

Volvo offers services to help make driving your
Volvo as safe and comfortable as possible.

These services comprise everything from assis-
tance in emergencies to navigation and various
maintenance services.

Before using the services, it is important to read
the Terms and Conditions for the services at

Related information

Customer Privacy Policy (p. 35)

Customer Privacy Policy

Volvo respects and safeguards the personal pri-
vacy of everyone who visits our websites.

This policy refers to the handling of customer
data and personal information. The purpose is to
give current, past and potential customers a gen-
eral understanding of:

The circumstances in which we collect and
process your personal data.

The types of personal data we collect.

Why we collect your personal data.

How we process your personal data.

The policy can be read in its entirety at

Related information

Terms of use and data sharing (p. 510)

Terms & Conditions for Services (p. 35)

Data recording (p. 33)

Important information on

accessories and extra equipment

Incorrectly connected or installed accessories or
extra equipment may have an adverse effect on
the vehicle's electronics.

We strongly recommend that Volvo owners use
only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and
that accessory installations be performed only by
a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
Certain accessories only work when the associ-
ated software is installed in the vehicle's com-
puter system.

The equipment described in the Owner's Manual
is not available in all vehicles. Vehicles may be
equipped differently depending on market
requirements and national or local laws and regu-

Optional or accessory equipment may not be
available in all countries or markets. Please note
that some vehicles may be equipped differently,
depending on special legal requirements. For
more information on which equipment is standard
and which is an option or accessory, please con-
tact your Volvo retailer.





Do not export your Volvo to another country
before investigating that country's applicable
safety and exhaust emission requirements. In
some cases it may be difficult or impossible
to comply with these requirements. Modifica-
tions to the emission control system(s) may
render your Volvo not certifiable for legal
operation in the U.S., Canada and other coun-


CALIFORNIA proposition 65

Engine exhaust, some of its constituents, and

certain vehicle components contain or emit

chemicals known to the state of California to

cause cancer, and birth defects or other

reproductive harm. In addition, certain fluids

contained in vehicles and certain products of

component wear contain or emit chemicals

known to the State of California to cause can-

cer, and birth defects or other reproductive



Certain components of this vehicle such as air

bag modules, seat belt tensioners, adaptive

steering columns, and button cell batteries

may contain Perchlorate material. Special

handling may apply for service or vehicle end

of life disposal.



The driver is always responsible for operating

the vehicle in a safe manner and for comply-

ing with current statutes and regulations.
It is also essential to maintain and service the

vehicle according to Volvo's recommendations

as stated in the owner's information and the

service and warranty booklet.
If the on-board information differs from the

printed owner's manual, the printed informa-

tion always takes precedence.

Related information

Accessory installation (p. 36)

Connecting equipment to the vehicle's data
link connector (p. 37)

Using the Owner's Manual (p. 21)

Accessory installation

We strongly recommend that Volvo owners use
only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and
that accessory installations be performed only by
a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
Certain accessories only work when the associ-
ated software is installed in the vehicle's com-
puter system.

Genuine Volvo accessories are tested to
ensure compatibility with the performance,
safety, and emission systems in your vehicle.
Additionally, a trained and qualified Volvo
service technician knows where accessories
may and may not be safely installed in your
Volvo. In all cases, please consult a trained
and qualified Volvo service technician before
installing any accessory in or on your vehicle.

Accessories that have not been approved by
Volvo may or may not be specifically tested
for compatibility with your vehicle.

Any of your vehicle's performance and safety
systems could be adversely affected if you
install accessories that Volvo has not tested,
or if you allow accessories to be installed by
someone unfamiliar with your vehicle.

Damage caused by unapproved or improperly
installed accessories may not be covered by
your new vehicle warranty. See your Warranty
and Service Records Information booklet for
more warranty information. Volvo assumes no
responsibility for death, injury, or expenses




that may result from the installation of non-
genuine accessories.

Related information

Important information on accessories and
extra equipment (p. 35)

Connecting equipment to the

vehicle's data link connector

Incorrectly connected or installed software or
diagnostic tools may have an adverse effect on
the vehicle's electronics.

We strongly recommend that Volvo owners use
only genuine, Volvo-approved accessories, and
that accessory installations be performed only by
a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.
Certain accessories only work when the associ-
ated software is installed in the vehicle's com-
puter system.

On-board Diagnostic (OBDII) socket under the dash-
board on the driver's side.


Volvo Cars takes no responsibility for the con-
sequences of connecting non-authorized
equipment to the On-board Diagnostic
(OBDII) socket. This socket should only be
used by a trained and qualified Volvo service

Type approval



This device complies with part 15 of the FCC
rules. Operation is subject to the following two

(1) This device may not cause harmful interfer-
ence, and

(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.


Changes or modifications not expressly

approved by the party responsible for compli-

ance could void the user's authority to oper-

ate the equipment.





IC: 20839-ACUII06

This device complies with Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standards. Operation is sub-
ject to the following two conditions:

(1) this device may not cause interference, and

(2) This device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.

Related information

Important information on accessories and
extra equipment (p. 35)

Technician certification

In addition to Volvo factory training, Volvo sup-
ports certification by the National Institute for
Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.).

Certified technicians have demonstrated a high
degree of competence in specific areas. Besides
passing exams, each technician must also have
worked in the field for two or more years before a
certificate is issued. These professional techni-
cians are best able to analyze vehicle problems
and perform the necessary maintenance proce-
dures to keep your Volvo at peak operating con-

Viewing the Vehicle Identification

Number (VIN)

When contacting a Volvo retailer, about e.g. your
Volvo On Call subscription, your Vehicle Identifi-
cation Number (VIN


) may be needed.

1. Tap 


 in the Top view in the center


2. Proceed to 


System Information

Vehicle Identification Number


> The vehicle identification number will be



Vehicle Identification Number




Volvo Structural Parts Statement

Volvo is one of the leading companies for car

Volvo engineers and manufactures vehicles
designed to help protect vehicle occupants in the
event of a collision.

Volvos are designed to absorb the impact of a
collision. This energy absorption system including,
but not limited to, structural components such as
bumper reinforcement bars, bumper energy
absorbers, frames, rails, fender aprons, A-pillars,
B-pillars and body panels must work together to
maintain cabin integrity and protect the vehicle

The supplemental restraint system including but
not limited to air bags, side curtain air bags, and
deployment sensors work together with the
above components to provide proper timing for
air bag deployment.

Due to the above, Volvo Car USA does not sup-
port the use of aftermarket, alternative or any-
thing other than original Volvo parts for collision

Volvo Car USA also recommends using Volvo-
approved replacement glass. The use of after-
market glass, particularly a windshield, can have
an adverse effect on collision avoidance and
advanced lighting systems.

In addition Volvo does not support the use or re-
use of structural components from an existing

vehicle that has been previously damaged.
Although these parts may appear equivalent, it is
difficult to tell if the parts have been previously
replaced with non-OE parts or if the part has
been damaged as a result of a prior collision. The
quality of these used parts may also have been
affected due to environmental exposure.

Related information

Data recording (p. 33)

Driver distraction

A driver has a responsibility to do everything
possible to ensure his or her own safety and the
safety of passengers in the vehicle and others
sharing the roadway. Part of this responsibility is
avoiding distractions, including performing activi-
ties that are not directly related to controlling the
vehicle in the driving environment.

Your new Volvo is, or can be, equipped with fea-
ture-rich entertainment and communication sys-
tems. These include hands-free cellular tele-
phones, navigation systems, and multipurpose
audio systems. You may also own other portable
electronic devices for your own convenience.
When used properly and safely, they enrich the
driving experience. Improperly used, any of these
could cause a distraction.

For all of these systems, we want to provide the
following warning that reflects the strong Volvo
concern for your safety. Never use these devices
or any feature of your vehicle in a way that dis-
tracts you from the task of driving safely. Distrac-
tion can lead to a serious accident. In addition to
this general warning, we offer the following guid-
ance regarding specific new features that may be
found in your vehicle:





Never use a hand-held cellular telephone
while driving. Some jurisdictions prohibit
cellular telephone use by a driver while
the vehicle is moving.

If your vehicle is equipped with a naviga-
tion system, set and make changes to
your travel itinerary only with the vehicle

Never program your audio system while
the vehicle is moving. Program radio pre-
sets with the vehicle parked, and use your
programmed presets to make radio use
quicker and simpler.

Never use portable computers or per-
sonal digital assistants while the vehicle
is moving.

Related information

Audio, media and Internet (p. 458)





The vehicle is equipped with a number of safety
systems that work together to help protect the
vehicle's driver and passengers in the event of
an accident.

The vehicle is equipped with a number of sensors
that may react in the event of an accident and
activate different safety systems, such as the air-
bag system and seat belt tensioners. Depending
on the specific conditions of the accident, e.g.
collisions at certain angles, overturning or swerv-
ing, the systems react differently to help provide
the best protection.

There are also mechanical safety systems such
as the Whiplash Protection System. The vehicle
is also built so that a large part of the force of a
collision is distributed to the vehicle's members,
pillars, floor, roof and other parts of the body.

After an accident, the vehicle's safety mode may
be activated if any important function in the vehi-
cle has been damaged.

Warning symbol in the instrument panel

The warning symbol in the instrument
panel illuminates when the vehicle's
electrical system is in ignition mode II.
The symbol will go out after approx. 6

seconds if no faults are detected in the vehicle's
safety systems.


If the warning symbol remains illuminated or

switches on while driving and the message

SRS airbag


Service urgent Drive to


 is displayed in the instrument

panel, this indicates that something in the

safety system is not functioning properly.

Volvo recommends contacting an authorized

Volvo workshop for repairs as soon as possi-



Never attempt to alter or repair any of the

vehicle's safety systems yourself. Incorrectly

performed repairs to any system could impair

function and lead to serious injury. Volvo rec-

ommends contacting an authorized Volvo


If this dedicated warning symbol is not
functioning, the general warning sym-
bol will illuminate instead and the same
message will be displayed in the instru-

ment panel.

Related information

Safety during pregnancy (p. 43)

Occupant safety (p. 43)

Reporting safety defects (p. 44)

Recall information (p. 45)

Seat belts (p. 47)

Airbags (p. 52)

Whiplash Protection System (p. 46)

Safety mode (p. 61)

Child safety (p. 63)



* Option/accessory.


Safety during pregnancy

It is important that seat belts are worn correctly
during pregnancy and that pregnant drivers
adjust their seating position accordingly.

Seat belt

The seat belt should fit closely against the shoul-
der, with the diagonal section between the
breasts and to the side of the stomach.

The lap section of the seat belt should lie flat
over the thighs and as far as possible under the
stomach. Never let it ride upward. Remove
unnecessary slack and make sure the seat belt
fits as close as possible to the body. Make sure
there are no twists in the seat belt.

Seating position

As pregnancy progresses, pregnant drivers
should adjust the seat and steering wheel to a
position that allows them to retain full control of

the vehicle (which means they should be able to
easily reach the steering wheel and foot pedals).
Try to maintain as much distance as possible
between the stomach and the steering wheel.

Related information

Safety (p. 42)

Seat belts (p. 47)

Manual front seats (p. 182)

Power* front seats (p. 183)

Occupant safety

Safety is Volvo's cornerstone.

Volvo's concern for safety

Our concern for safety dates back to 1927 when
the first Volvo rolled off the production line.
Three-point seat belts (a Volvo invention), safety
cages, and energy-absorbing impact zones were
designed into Volvo vehicles long before it was
fashionable or required by government regulation.

We will not compromise our commitment to
safety. We continue to seek out new safety fea-
tures and to refine those already in our vehicles.
You can help. We would appreciate hearing your
suggestions about improving automobile safety.
We also want to know if you ever have a safety
concern with your vehicle. Call us in the U.S. at:
1-800-458-1552 or in Canada at:




Occupant safety reminders

How safely you drive doesn't depend on how old
you are but rather on:

How well you see.

Your ability to concentrate.

How quickly you make decisions under
stress to avoid an accident.

The following suggestions are intended to help
you cope with the ever changing traffic environ-

Never drink and drive.

If you are taking any medication, consult your
physician about its potential effects on your
driving abilities.

Take a driver-retraining course.

Have your eyes checked regularly.

Keep your windshield and headlights clean.

Replace wiper blades when they start to
leave streaks.

Take into account the traffic, road, and
weather conditions, particularly with regard to
stopping distance.

Never send text messages while driving.

Refrain from using or minimize the use of a
cell phone while driving.

Related information

Safety (p. 42)

Reporting safety defects (p. 44)

Recall information (p. 45)

Reporting safety defects

The following information will help you report any
perceived safety-related defects in your vehicle.

Reporting safety defects in the U.S.

If you believe that your vehicle has a
defect which could cause a crash or
could cause injury or death, you should
immediately inform the National High-
way Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA) in addition to notifying Volvo
Car USA, LLC. If NHTSA receives simi-
lar complaints, it may open an investi-
gation, and if it finds that a safety
defect exists in a group of vehicles, it
may order a recall and remedy cam-
paign. However, NHTSA cannot
become involved in individual problems
between you, your retailer, or Volvo Car
USA, LLC. To contact NHTSA, you may
either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-
free at
(TTY: 1-800-424-9153) or write to:
NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transpor-
tation, Washington D.C. 20590.




You can also obtain other information
about motor vehicle safety from http://, where you can also
enter your vehicle's VIN (Vehicle Identi-
fication Number) to see if it has any
open recalls.
Volvo strongly recommends that if your
vehicle is covered under a service cam-
paign, safety or emission recall or simi-
lar action, it should be completed as
soon as possible. Please check with
your local retailer or Volvo Car USA,
LLC if your vehicle is covered under
these conditions.
NHTSA can be reached at:

Reporting safety defects in Canada

If you believe your vehicle has a defect that could
cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you
should immediately inform Transport Canada in
addition to notifying Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

Transport Canada can be contacted at:


Teletypewriter (TTY): 613 990-4500

Fax: 1-819-994-3372

Mailing Address: Transport Canada - Road
Safety, 80 rue Noël, Gatineau, (Quebec) J8Z 0A1

Related information

Safety (p. 42)

Occupant safety (p. 43)

Recall information (p. 45)

Viewing the Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) (p. 38)

Recall information

On our website, select the "Own" tab on the
upper left side of the screen and click the head-
ing "Recall Information" on the right side of the
screen. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) for your vehicle (found at the base of the
windshield). If your vehicle has any open Recalls,
they will be displayed on this page.

You can also enter the Vehicle Identification
Number in the search field on the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA)
website at:

Volvo customers in Canada

For any questions regarding open recalls for your
vehicle, please contact your authorized Volvo
retailer. If your retailer is unable to answer your
questions, please contact Volvo Customer Rela-
tions at 800-663-8255, Monday through Friday,
8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. EST or
You may also write us at:

Volvo Car Canada Ltd.

Customer Care Centre

9130 Leslie Street, Suite 101

Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 0B9








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