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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    Locking or unlocking the vehicle with the key blade
    Keyless drive keyhole cover The driver's door on vehicles equipped with keyless drive can be locked or unlocked with the remote key's detachable key blade if necessary, see page 61 for inform ...

    Adjusting
    Adjusting the steering wheel 1 Lever for releasing/locking the steering wheel 2 Possible positions The steering wheel can be adjusted for both height and reach: 1. Pull the lever toward you ...

    Faults in the system
    If the information symbol illuminates and Park assist syst Service required is shown on the information display, this indicates that the system is not functioning properly and has been disenga ...