2006 Volvo V50
Fuel filler door
Press the button on the light switch panel (see the illustration on
) with the ignition switched off
to unlock the fuel filler door. Please note that the fuel filler door will remain unlocked until the vehicle
begins to move forward. An audible click will be heard when the fuel filler door relocks.
If you intend to leave your vehicle while it is being refueled, this feature enables you to lock the doors/
tailgate while leaving the fuel filler door unlocked.
You can also keep the vehicle locked if you remain inside it during refueling. The central locking button
does not lock the fuel filler door.
Be sure the fuel filler door is not obstructed and is completely closed after refueling.
Open the fuel filler cap slowly during hot weather.
The fuel tank is designed to hold approximately 15.9 US gallons (60 liters)
with sufficient volume left
over to accommodate possible expansion of the fuel in hot weather. Be aware that the "usable" tank
capacity will be somewhat less than the specified maximum. When the fuel level is low, such factors as
ambient temperature, the fuel's "Reid vapor pressure" characteristics, and terrain can affect the fuel
pump's ability to supply the engine with an adequate supply of fuel. Therefore, it is advisable to refuel as
soon as possible when the needle nears the red zone, or when the fuel warning light comes on.
1. Models with All Wheel Drive have a tank volume of 15 US gallons (57 liters).
Models with engine code 39 have a fuel tank capacity of 14 US gallons (53 liters). This code is the 6th and 7th digits from the
in your vehicle's VIN number. See
for the location of the VIN plate.
pg. 105 Fuel requirements
Do not refuel with the engine running
. Turn the ignition off or to position I. If the ignition is on, an
incorrect reading could occur in the fuel gauge
After refueling, close the fuel filler cap by turning it clockwise until it clicks into place.
Allow for fuel expansion by not overfilling the tank. Overfilling could also cause damage to the
emission control systems.
Avoid spilling gasoline during refueling. In addition to causing damage to the environment, gasolines
containing alcohol can cause damage to painted surfaces, which may not be covered under the New
Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Do not use gasolines containing methanol (methyl alcohol, wood alcohol). This practice can result in
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