Does your Volvo steering system noisy and hard to turn? Learn how to fix the problem by adding power steering fluid to your Volvo. If your Volvo doesn’t have a power steering reservoir, it has electronic power steering.

What you will need

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  • Volvo Power Steering Fluid


  1. Pull the hood release under the dashboard.
    volvo hood releaseopen volvo hood
  2. Go to the front of the car and press the hood latch release. Lift the hood and make sure it stays up on its own. Volvo hood latch release
  3. Locate the power steering reservoir on the passenger side of the engine.Volvo power steering reservoir locationvolvo power steering reservoir location
  4. Check the power steering level when the engine is cold. On the power steering reservoir side, you will see two lines and Max and Min markings. The power steering fluid level needs to be between these two lines. Remove the cap to measure the level if the power steering reservoir is not translucent. Add power steering fluid if the level is low.  CHECK VOLVO POWER  STEERING FLUID LEVEL
  5. Remove the power steering cap by turning it powr steering reservoir  S60, V70, XC70, XC90, S40, V50, C30, C70, S80, XC60
  6. Add the recommended Volvo Power Steering Fluid to bring the level between the Min and Max mark. Recommended fluid type is listed in the owner’s manual.

Do not overfill the Volvo power steering fluid reservoir to the top. The level needs to be just below the MAX line.

If your Volvo power steering fluid is low, you will notice a groaning noise, which is most noticeable when you first start the car. Low power steering fluid levels often cause this problem. This guide will teach you how to add power steering fluid to Volvo vehicles.

This applies to :

  • S60
  • V70
  • XC70
  • XC90
  • S40
  • V50
  • C30
  • C70
  • S80
  • XC60


  • The steering wheel is hard to turn.
  • Whining noise
  • Groaning noise
  • Squealing noise when starting the engine
  • Noise when turning the steering wheel

We hope you find the Volvo – Check or Add Power Steering Fluid guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Volvo.

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