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.

    See also:

    Low battery voltage
    If the battery voltage is too low, the parking brake cannot be applied or released. Connect an auxiliary battery if the battery voltage is too low, see page 114. ...

    Ice and snow
    Always keep the air intake grille at the base of the windshield free of snow. ...

    Replacing the battery in the remote key
    The batteries should be replaced if: The information symbol illuminates and Low battery in remote control. Please change batteries. is shown in the display and/or if the locks do not react ...