2006 Volvo V50
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pg. 114 All Wheel Drive (option)
All Wheel Drive (AWD) - general information
Your Volvo can be equipped with permanent All Wheel Drive (option), which means that power is
distributed automatically between the front and rear wheels. Under normal driving conditions, most of
the engine's power is directed to the front wheels. However, if there is any tendency for the front wheels
to spin, an electronically controlled coupling distributes power to the wheels that have the best traction.
Volvo recommends that you always drive on tires of the same brand, size, construction (radial), tread
pattern, load-, speed-, traction-, temperature-, and treadwear rating. Never drive on mixed tires, except
for brief periods when the temporary spare tire is in use.
Always use properly inflated tires of correct dimensions. Tire size and inflation pressures are shown on
the tire pressure label located inside the fuel filler door.
The temporary spare tire is for temporary, low speed, short-distance use only. Replace it with a full-
sized tire as soon as possible. Do not drive on the temporary spare at speeds above 50 m.p.h. (80 km/h)
or for distances greater than 50 miles (80 km).
Never install snow chains on a temporary spare.
pg. 115 Brake system
Brake circuit malfunction
The brake system is a hydraulic system consisting of two separate brake circuits. If a problem should
occur in one of these circuits, it is still possible to stop the vehicle with the other brake circuit.
If the brake pedal must be depressed farther than normal and requires greater foot pressure, the stopping
distance will be longer.
A warning light in the instrument panel will light up to warn the driver that a fault has occurred.
If this light comes on while driving or braking, stop immediately and check the brake fluid level in the
NOTE: Press the brake pedal hard and maintain pressure on the pedal - do not pump the brakes.
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