Will the customers notice when the cabin filter has ceased to function? Yes, there will be smells that weren’t there before, smells of exhaust fumes, washer fluid and other odours. Sensitive people may get headaches or feel dizziness or nausea when exposed to unhealthy gases like for example ozone. Windows may also mist up, compromising the driver’s vision. Replacement of the cabin filter is included in scheduled maintenance according to Volvo Cars’ service programme. What if the customer wants to skip replacing the cabin filter? Explain to him or her how important the cabin filter is for a healthy environment in the passenger c ompartment. An efficient cabin filter… • R educes the risk of headaches, tired- ness and poor concentration caused by harmful substances from traffic contaminants • R emoves pollen to prevent allergic reactions, reduces potentially carcinogenic diesel exhaust particulates • B locks harmful gases such as nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide • P revents build-up of dirt which can lead to failure of the air conditioning or heating system, or to bacterial growth that can cause an unpleasant odour • R educes the formation of a greasy film on the windscreen inside the vehicle, which can cause dangerous dazzling effects from oncoming h eadlights.
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