W Winter/Wet driving mode enhanced vehicle traction

W  Winter/Wet driving mode enhanced vehicle traction  - Automatic transmission - Starting and driving - Volvo XC90 Owners Manual - Volvo XC90

Press the W button at the base of the gear

Press the W button at the base of the gear selector to engage/disengage this driving mode (see illustration). The W symbol will appear in the display (see page 58) when the function is activated.

This mode may be selected for starting/moving off on slippery roads. The vehicle starts off in 3rd gear to help maintain traction. First and second gears will only be used during kickdown.

NOTE
Mode W can be chosen regardless of the postion of the gear selector but will only function when the gear selector is in the D (drive) position.

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