Volvo 240 Owners Manual Your Volvo is designed to meet all applicable safety and emission standards, as evidenced by the certification labels attached to the door opening sheet metal and on the left wheel housing in the engine compartment. For further information regarding these regulations, please contact your dealer.
You should be familiar with the information in the first two chapters before you operate the car. Information contained in the balance of the manual is extremely useful and should be studied shortly after operating the vehicle for the first time. The manual is structured so that it can be used for reference. It should thus be kept in the car for ready access. All information, illustrations and specifications contained in this manual are based on
Brake failure warning light (red)
If the light comes on while driving and the brake pedal can be depressed further than normal, it is an indication that one of the brake circuits is not functioning. Stop immediately, open engine hood and check brake fluid level (see section "Brake fluid, power steering"). Reservoir empty: do NOT drive. Tow car to shop for check/repair of brake system. Reservoir not empty: proceed immediately and with caution to a Volvo dealer for an inspection of the brake system.
Service reminder light
This light will come on at 5,000 mile (8,000 km) intervals. It is a reminder to the driver that the 5,000 mile (8,000 km) service interval has been exceeded. The light will stay on 2 minutes after start until reset by the servicing dealer. The steering wheel lock may be under tension when the car is parked. Turn the steering wheel slightly to free the ignition key. A chime will sound if the starting key is in the ignition lock and the front door on the driver's side is open. The chime will also sound if the headlights or parking lights are on when the door is open. The chime goes off when the front door is closed.