Safety

Safety  - 2008 Volvo V50 Review - Reviews - Volvo V50

Though its sister model, the S40 sedan, earned good crash-test scores from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the wagon hasn't been crash tested. Unfortunately, differences in weight and construction mean we can't assume the same crash performance in the V50.

The wealth of standard safety features includes side-impact and side curtain airbags, all-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. Advanced options include the Blind Spot Information System, which lights an indicator just inboard of either of the S40's side mirrors when a car occupies its corresponding blind spot.

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    Electrical system
    General information 12 volt system with a voltage-regulated alternator. Single pole system in which the chassis and engine block are used as conductors. The negative terminal is connected to the ...

    Mirrors with the water repellent glasscoating
    • Do not apply wax, degreasing agents, etc to this glass. This could damage the coating. • Clean the glass surface with care to avoid scratching. NOTE The water repellent coating is subject to n ...

    Setting a time interval
    The set time interval to vehicles ahead can be increased by pressing and decreased by pressing . The current time interval is shown briefly in the display following adjustment. Different ...