Securing cargo

Securing cargo  - Interior - Volvo XC90 Owners Manual - Volvo XC90

As a safety precaution, all cargo in your vehicle

As a safety precaution, all cargo in your vehicle should be securely anchored to keep it from being thrown forward in the event of sudden braking, etc. The vehicle is equipped with eyelets in the cargo space to which straps or other cargo restraints can be attached.

WARNING
The eyelets are not to be used as passenger restraints or as anchorages for child restraints.

Consult your Volvo retailer about suitable accessories for this purpose.

Remember that an object weighing 44 lbs (20 kg) produces a force of 2,200 lbs (1,000 kg) in a head-on collision at 30 mph (50 km/h)! Keep the following in mind when loading the vehicle:

Х The load carrying capacity of your vehicle is determined by factors such as the number of passengers, the amount of cargo, the weight of any accessories that may be installed, etc. See the section "Vehicle loading" in the chapter "Wheel and tires" for more detailed information.
Х Load the cargo against the backrest.
Х Load heavy cargo as low as possible.
Х If no one is sitting in the outboard rear seat(s), reinforce the backrest by fastening the seat belts.
Х Never load cargo above the backrest without a cargo net.

WARNING
When the rear backrest(s) are folded down, the vehicle should not be loaded to a level higher than 2 in. (5 cm) below the upper edge of the rear side windows. Objects placed higher than this level could impede the function of the inflatable curtain.

Attachment bracket

Attachment bracket

Nylon cargo net (accessory)

The Volvo XC90 can be equipped with a cargo net made of strong nylon fabric.

This net can be installed in two places:

Х Behind the rear seat backrests (the second row of seats in seven-seat models)
Х Behind the front seat backrests if the rear seat backrests (the second row of seats in seven-seat models) have been folded down.

Attachment eyelet in front seat rail

Attachment eyelet in front seat rail

If the vehicle is equipped with the cargo area cover, lift the cover out of the vehicle before installing the cargo net.

1. The upper and lower rods of the cargo net are hinged. Position the rods so that they are straight and lock in position.
2. Insert the end of the upper rod in one of the attachment brackets (see illustration in the left column).
3. Insert the other end of the rod in the attachment bracket on the opposite side of the vehicle.

NOTE
On seven-seat models: When using the net in the rear attachment brackets, be sure it is installed in front of the side armrests.

4. Attach the lower straps to the eyelets on the floor if the net has been installed in the rear attachment brackets. Use the eyelets in the front seat rails if the net has been installed in the forward attachment brackets.
5. Adjust the straps to pull the net taut.

Folding and storing the cargo net

Folding and storing the cargo net

Press the release buttons on the hinges (1 in the illustration) and fold the net.

The cargo net can be stored under the floor of the cargo area on five-seat models.

WARNING
Х Be sure the cargo net is properly inserted in the attachment brackets and the straps are correctly attached to the eyelets and pulled taut.
Х Do not use the net if it is damaged in any way.
Х When it is not in use, store the net so that it cannot be thrown forward in the event of sudden braking, etc.

Upper attachments

Upper attachments

Steel grid (accessory)

Installing the grid, upper attachments

1. Lift in the grid through the tailgate or through one of the rear passenger doors (in this case, fold down the rear seat backrests/ backrests in second row of seats in seven-seat models).
2. Insert one of the grid's upper attachments into an attachment bracket above one of the rear passenger doors (see illustration above).
3. Push the grid's attachment into the forward position in the attachment bracket (see inset illustration above) to lock the attachment in place.

Lower attachments

Lower attachments

4. Insert the grid's other upper attachment in the attachment bracket above the opposite rear passenger door, and press the attachment into the forward position in the attachment bracket to lock it in place.

Installing the grid, lower attachments

1. Insert the lower attachment bracket through the steel grid's lower mount from underneath.
2. Install the spring on the attachment bracket and tighten the knob.
3. Secure the attachment bracket hook in the lower cargo eyelet. Turn the knob to tension the attachment bracket in the cargo eyelet.
4. Repeat the operation on the opposite side.
5. Tighten both attachment brackets alternatively.
6. Place the protective caps on the threads above the knobs.

WARNING
Х The backrests of the third row seats must be folded down when installing the steel grid.
Х The steel grid is installed behind the second row of seats. To avoid the risk of injury, no one should be allowed to sit in the third row of seats when the steel grid is in place in the vehicle.

Cargo area cover

Cargo area cover

Installing the cargo area cover:

1. Press the end pieces of the cargo area cover down in the holders.
2. Pull out the cargo area cover and hook it in the holes in the rear cargo area pillars (see illustration above).

Removing the cargo area cover:

1. Press the end pieces of the cover inward.
2. Pull up and lift out.

Grocery bag holder

Grocery bag holder

1. Fold down the lower section of the tailgate.
2. Fold up the rear section of the cargo compartment floor.
3. Hang or secure your grocery bags by means of the straps or holders.

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