Crash mode

Crash mode  - Safety - Volvo S60 Owners Manual - Volvo S60

Driving after a collision

Driving after a collision

If the vehicle has been involved in a collision, the text Safety mode See manual may appear in the information display. This indicates that the vehicle's functionality has been reduced.

NOTE NOTE

This text can only be shown if the display is undamaged and the vehicle's electrical system is intact.

Safety mode is a feature that is triggered if one or more of the safety systems (e.g. front or side airbags, an inflatable curtain, or one or more of the seat belt pretensioners) has deployed. The collision may have damaged an important function in the vehicle, such as the fuel lines, sensors for one of the safety systems, the brake system, etc.

WARNING WARNING

Х Never attempt to repair the vehicle yourself or to reset the electrical system after the vehicle has displayed Safety mode See manual. This could result in injury or improper system function.

Х Restoring the vehicle to normal operating status should only be done by a trained and qualified Volvo service technician.

Х After Safety mode See manual has been displayed, if you detect the odor of fuel vapor, or see any signs of fuel leakage, do not attempt to start the vehicle. Leave the vehicle immediately.

Attempting to start the vehicle

If damage to the vehicle is minor and there is no fuel leakage, you may attempt to start the vehicle. To do so:

1. Remove the remote key from the ignition slot and open the driver's door. If a message is displayed that the ignition is on, press the start button.

2. Close the driver's door and reinsert the remote key in the ignition slot.

3. Try to start the vehicle.

If the message Safety mode See manual is still displayed, the vehicle should not be driven and must be towed. Concealed faults may make the vehicle difficult to control.

Moving the vehicle

If the message Normal mode is displayed when Safety mode See manual is no longer displayed, the vehicle may be moved carefully from its present position, if for example, it is blocking traffic. It should, however, not be moved farther than is absolutely necessary.

WARNING WARNING

Even if the vehicle appears to be drivable after Safety mode has been set, it should not be driven or towed (pulled by another vehicle). There may be concealed damage that could make it difficult or impossible to control. The vehicle should be transported on a flatbed tow truck to a trained and qualified Volvo service technician for inspection/ repairs.

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