XC90 2.5T AWD L5-2.5L Turbo VIN 59 B5254T2 (2003)
Brake Fluid: Service and Repair
Brake Fluid, Replacing
Brake fluid, replacing
Note! As the illustrations in this service information are used for different model years and / or models, some variation may occur. However,
the essential information in the illustrations is always correct.
Guidelines for brake fluid replacement
It is recommended that the brake fluid is replaced every 45000 km (30000 miles) or every other year. The fluid must be replaced annually on cars driven
in conditions requiring hard and frequent braking, such as driving in mountains or tropical climates with high humidity.
The brake fluid must be replaced because it is hygroscopic (the fluid absorbs water molecules from the air). This absorption of water occurs through the
brake hoses and brake fluid reservoir. These components are rubber and plastic respectively and are not completely sealed against water molecules. An
increased water content in the brake fluid dramatically reduces its boiling point and causes corrosion in the brake system components. This results in
damage to the brake system. Braking performance deteriorates markedly.
Note! Use only Volvo Genuine Parts brake fluid designated DOT 4+. Never reuse brake fluid. Always keep the brake fluid sealed in the original
Note! Continually check that there is sufficient brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir when changing brake fluid.
Switch off the ignition.
Remove all four wheels
Changing the brake fluid, front