What does the W stand for on the gear shift of my Volvo xc90?

Asked by Jan 08, 2015 at 08:46 PM about the 2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T

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The W is for winter mode. If you can't get traction, stop & push the W. It will start you out in a higher gear so you spin less. Take it back out of winter mode when you get your traction so you don't hurt your transmission.

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The W is for winter mode. If you can't get traction, stop & push the W. It will start you out in a higher gear so you spin less. Take it back out of winter mode when you get your traction so you don't hurt your transmission.

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