Volvo Windscreen Repair

Volvo Service Technician replacing a widescreen
Two Volvo Service Technicians replacing a widescreen

The safety systems in a Volvo are designed to interact with each other - and to operate together with certain key components.

It is very important that the replacement, adjustment or repair of these key components is carried out using Volvo Genuine parts as well as the right tools and the right method in order to guarantee the function of the safety systems.

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TMS Volvo Coventry: 02476 303132 | TMS Volvo Hinckley: 01455 632478 | TMS Volvo Leicester: 0116 2758800

Volvo Genuine Windscreens

Some safety systems are sensitive to optical and geometric tolerances, glass thickness and mass. The City Safety software is configured for every specific windscreen variant. Correct function can only be guaranteed by a windscreen with correct features and tolerances in combination with correct configured software.

It is necessary to calibrate the Forward Sensing Module using our unique diagnostic equipment (VIDA), in order to secure the functionality of Collision Warning with Full Autobrake and Pedestrian Detection, when a windscreen has been replaced.

Volvo Original Equipment Parts vs Non-Genuine Parts

Factors differing Volvo original equipment parts from non genuine parts:

Functional integration

  • Light transmission – not only legal
  • Energy transmission

Mechanical integration

  • Sensors have limits
  • Sensors are fine-tuned
  • Safety
  • Gluing to car body

Direct Glazing 2 Comp PUR Aftermarket adhesive - Tested and approved by Volvo Cars

  • Ensured curing process independent of the ambient humidity.
  • Compatible with the previous PUR adhesive, (the residual PUR bead on the body flange).
  • Possible to reactivate the pre-primed glass primer on Volvo original replacement window.

Calibration After Windscreen Replacement

All windscreen replacements require calibration.

  • Included in the allocated time for replacement
  • We can trace if it has been done
  • Included in the training for glass repair
  • Requires access to our unique diagnostic equipment (VIDA)

Preserving Safety

The windscreen is an important component for the structural strength of the car body.

  • Must withstand the power of a deploying airbag
  • Stabilises the roof of the vehicle if it should roll over or collide
  • How safe the car is after a windscreen replacement is determined by method, material and people.

Examples of risk factors:

  • Method - Not giving the adhesive enough time to harden
  • Material - Not using the right adhesive, not using Genuine parts
  • People - Lack of training and knowledge

Safety Systems Dependent on the Windscreen

Sensors, laser, radar & cameras. These safety features can be found on your Volvo in the windscreen, bumper and grille.


  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Driver Alert
  • Road Sign Traffic Information
  • Auto Head Beam Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control Stop & Go
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning with Autobrake
  • Distance Alert
  • Laser

    • ​City Safety
    • Crash and Roll Over Protection System
    • Sun-light sensor
    • Glare sensor
    • Rain sensor
    • Humidity sensor
    • Climate setting –Energy transmission
    • Glass lifting mechanics
    • Antennas
    • Defroster performance
    • Graphical HUD
    • And more