In this guide, you will find instructions on how to check and add power steering fluid on a Volvo. 

If your Volvo doesn't have a power steering reservoir it has electronic power steering. 

What you will need



  1. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. 
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  2. Go to the front of the car and press the hood latch release. Lift up the hood and make sure it stays up on its own. Volvo hood latch release
  3. Locate the power steering reservoir in 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 side of the power steering reseroir, you will see two lines and Max and Min markings. Missing media item. The power steering fluid level needs to be between these two lines. If the power steering reservoir is not transculent, remove the cap to measure the level. Add power steering fluid if the level is low.  

  6. Remove the power steering cap by turning it counter clockwise. 

    volvo powr steering reservoir  S60, V70, XC70, XC90, S40, V50, C30, C70, S80, XC60


  7. Add the recommended Volvo Power Steering Fluid steering fluid to bring the level between the Min and Max mark. Recommended fluid type is listed in the owers manual. 

Do not overfill 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. This problem is often caused by low power steering fluid level. In this guide, you will learn how to add power steering fluid on Volvo vehicles. This applies to S60, V70, XC70, XC90, S40, V50, C30, C70, S80, XC60. 


  • Steering wheel hard to turn
  • Whining noise
  • Groaning noise
  • Squealing noise when start the engine
  • Noise when turning the steering wheel

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