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Just finished getting the April/May? update to my V90CC - while the software update page says April, this update didn't become available to the 90 and 60 series cars until about 2 weeks ago...it originally had a disclaimer calling out that it only applied to the XC40.

https://www.volvocars.com/en-ca/support/article/b863fc0ad77848b5c0a801515970036d

That said, excited to see the "Polestar Engineered" call out in the centre and drivers displays.

Only thing that I was hoping would go away was the box that asks if you still want to connect your phone every time you try to connect to CarPlay...so not entirely sure what "Simplified start-up after an iPhone has been connected" means has changed? And of course, the oft-asked for auto/remembered disabling of Start/Stop on '17/'18 model years...I'll keep dreaming :p







 

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Can the update be done online or do I have to see the dealer?
I have posted about this on the XC40 and XC90 SPA forums. DEALER ONLY
 

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Blackcomb —

What’s up with the polestar suspension setting? I assume you have the factory airbag suspension?

Wondering because there are no lowering options for my R Design due to the 4C/airbags. And my ass is always high in the air.
 

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What’s up with the polestar suspension setting? I assume you have the factory airbag suspension?

Wondering because there are no lowering options for my R Design due to the 4C/airbags. And my ass is always high in the air.
"Polestar" just replaced the word "Dynamic" for those settings.

Also, I've not seen a V90 R-Design that wasn't level, so that might be something you want to get checked/serviced.
 

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"Polestar" just replaced the word "Dynamic" for those settings.

Also, I've not seen a V90 R-Design that wasn't level, so that might be something you want to get checked/serviced.
nbvolks -

seems like the cars with air suspension sit higher than those without. it drops when in dynamic but doesn't achieve the same low height as a car with standard suspension.

so the question is, is polestar lower than dynamic?
 

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nbvolks -

seems like the cars with air suspension sit higher than those without. it drops when in dynamic but doesn't achieve the same low height as a car with standard suspension.

so the question is, is polestar lower than dynamic?
No, "Polestar" is really just a find and replace of "Dynamic" if the car has the Polestar Tune.

Interesting on the air suspension bit. There were about 4 different V90s at a dealer here a while back and I went to look at them, 3 with air suspension, 1 without. They all sat exactly the same way, dead level.

I believe the air suspension is supposed to be leveled and adjusted. There's an air tank just behind the exhaust resonator (the big exhaust box under the car), and I think that's supposed to be checked after delivery/shipping, to be within a certain spec. I think if that's not done, the normal state is the system is over pressurized (for shipping, like the tires), and would result in an uneven ride height.

Gunshow could probably explain if that's the case, and what goes into the dealer prep upon delivery. Though maybe that and the tires are done at port prep?
 

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The rear air suspension is just self leveling. The rear suspension will rise or fall to meet the current height of the front, which is not height adjustable and is entirely dependent upon the load.

This may result in the rear of the car sitting higher or lower with the air suspension, but the different drive modes do not necessarily affect the default height. They do seem to affect the adjustment rate.

Off-road is the exception. It tends to lift the rear to give better clearance and departure/break-over angles.
 

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The rear air suspension is just self leveling. The rear suspension will rise or fall to meet the current height of the front, which is not height adjustable and is entirely dependent upon the load.

This may result in the rear of the car sitting higher or lower with the air suspension, but the different drive modes do not necessarily affect the default height. They do seem to affect the adjustment rate.

Off-road is the exception. It tends to lift the rear to give better clearance and departure/break-over angles.
I only feel the need for rear air suspension twice a year, when I travel to upstate New York and come back with 10-12 cases of wine in the cargo area. I can really feel the rear end sag with each additional case or two. :)
 

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I love it every day, because when I go over a bump the suspension gently catches the rear of the car with no oscillation/bouncing sensation to follow - even on the worst bumps.
 

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Really interesting,
I got the software update over the weekend. I have a '18 V90CC with the Polestar tune and the air suspension option in the rear.

My software shows Polestar word under the gear indicator in the tach, but nowhere else...

I'm curious to know if I didn't get all the modules updated, or just a partial update.
My start/stop/ready icon certainly shows it has the new version.

Does anyone have any ideas?






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Really interesting,
I got the software update over the weekend. I have a '18 V90CC with the Polestar tune and the air suspension option in the rear.

My software shows Polestar word under the gear indicator in the tach, but nowhere else...

I'm curious to know if I didn't get all the modules updated, or just a partial update.
My start/stop/ready icon certainly shows it has the new version.

Does anyone have any ideas?






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IS the order of the drive settings configurable? On mine, "Off-Road" is at the bottom.
 

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I can’t see how to change their order at all in any screen or menu...


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Yeah, Mine has polestar as well.
just can’t figure out why my model ‘2018 V90cc with polestar and air suspension would look different than the first post in this thread.




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Model year 2019 and 2020 has the updated text in the center display and cluster.

Model year 2016-2018 only changed the text in the cluster. A future update will change it in the center display.
 

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Yeah, Mine has polestar as well.
just can’t figure out why my model ‘2018 V90cc with polestar and air suspension would look different than the first post in this thread.




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Edit: Nevermind. See Tech's post above.

They probably rolled it back. They release updates to the updates very frequently and they are basically a constant work in progress.

If I had to guess, someone said "Why is there no description under Polestar Engineered?" and they rolled it back until they fix it and put one in. Or maybe it wasn't supposed to be pushed yet and was by accident.

They did this with the last spring update, where they added in the Intellisafe splash screen on startup, then took it out. Some people got the update before they pulled it, so they had the check that wasn't actually working right. People who got it a week or so later didn't get the check at all. Then I got the check a few months later when it was added back in.
 

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Edit: Nevermind. See Tech's post above.

They probably rolled it back. They release updates to the updates very frequently and they are basically a constant work in progress.

If I had to guess, someone said "Why is there no description under Polestar Engineered?" and they rolled it back until they fix it and put one in. Or maybe it wasn't supposed to be pushed yet and was by accident.

They did this with the last spring update, where they added in the Intellisafe splash screen on startup, then took it out. Some people got the update before they pulled it, so they had the check that wasn't actually working right. People who got it a week or so later didn't get the check at all. Then I got the check a few months later when it was added back in.
I think you're right Matt! I have a 2018 V90CC so your point about it maybe being pulled is a possibility.

The other possibility is that the center screen call out to polestar could be linked to the Polestar Update that was released in March including RWD Torque Bias for our model year?

I know that the Service Tech's system is supposed to update all modules when plugging in during a service, but given how each time I've gone in, I've had to educate the service department on the updates (Polestar included) that they "had no idea of"...it wouldn't surprise me.
 

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When we plug in, if there are any updates, they are all lumped under one software part number. We don't individually update all modules. We download the one part number and it updates any modules that have updates available. The difference in displays was explained above.
 
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