All 1990-98 Volvos are equipped with a servo operated steering system. The steering gear is of the rack and pinion type. A vane-type servo pump is belt-driven from the crankshaft. Wheel deflection is limited by a stop in the steering gear and cannot be adjusted.
In addition, these vehicles are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS). The SRS system consists of an inflatable bag located in the center of the steering wheel. The bag is normally folded up, but is instantly inflated in the event of certain types of collision. The SRS provides extra safety, in addition to the seat belts.