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Descriptionofsymbols
Refersyoutoasectionwithinachapterwhichcontainsimportantinformationandsafetynotes thatshouldalwaysbe
observed.

Thearrowindicatesthatthesectionwillcontinueonthenextpage.

Thearrowindicatestheendofasection.

Thesymbolindicatessituationswhenthevehiclemustbestoppedasquicklyaspossible.

Thesymbolindicatesaregisteredtrademark.However,theabsenceofthissymboldoesnotconstituteawaiveroftherights

concerninganyterm.


Symbolslikethisreferyoutowarningswithinthesamesectionoronagivenpage.Theydrawyourattentiontopossiblerisksof

accidentorinjuryandletyouknowhowthesecanbeavoided.

Crossreferencetoinformationaboutpossibledamagetoyourvehiclewithinthesamesectionoronagivenpage.

DANGER
Textswiththissymbolindicatedangeroussituationswhichcouldleadtofatalorsevereinjuriesifyoudonotobservethewarning.

WARNING
Textswiththissymbolindicatedangeroussituationswhichcouldleadtofatalorsevereinjuriesifyoudonotobservethewarning.

CAUTION
Textswiththissymbolindicatedangeroussituationswhichcouldleadtoslightorsevereinjuriesifyoudonotobservethewarning.

NOTICE
Textswiththissymbolindicatesituationswhichcouldcausevehicledamageifyoudonotobservethewarning.

Textswiththissymbolcontainadditionalinformationontheprotectionoftheenvironment.

Textswiththissymbolcontainadditionalinformation.

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ThankyouforchoosingVolkswagen
BypurchasingthisVolkswagen,youhavebecometheownerofavehiclefittedwiththemostuptodatetechnologyandamultitudeofconvenience
functionsforyouruseandenjoyment.

Beforeusingyourvehicleforthefirsttime,pleasereadandobservetheinformationinthisowner'smanual.Itwillquicklyhelpyouto
becomefamiliarwithyourvehicleandallofitsfunctionsaswellasmakingyouawareofdangerstoyourselfandothersandofhow
thesedangerscanbeavoided.

Ifyouhaveanyfurtherquestionsaboutyourvehicle,oryouthinkthatthevehiclewallethasnotcoveredeverything,pleasegetintouchwithyour
Volkswagendealership.Theywillalwaysbehappytodealwithyourquestions,suggestionsorproblems.

Wehopeyougetgreatdrivingpleasurefromyourvehicle.Happymotoring.

VolkswagenAG

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Aboutthisowner'smanual
ThisOwner'sManualisvalidforallmodelsandversionsofthePassatsaloon.

Analphabeticalindexisincludedattheendofthismanual.

Alistofabbreviationsdetailingabbreviationsandtermscanbefoundattheendofthemanual.

Directionsandpositionssuchasleft,right,frontandreararenormallyrelativetothevehicle'sdirectionoftravel,unlessotherwiseindicated.

Illustrationshelpwithorientationandshouldberegardedasageneralguide.

ThisOwner'sManualwaswrittenforlefthanddrivevehicles.

InrighthanddrivevehiclesthecontrolsmaysometimesbedifferenttothosedisplayedinillustrationsordescribedinthetextOverviewofthe
driverside.

Anytechnicalchangesmadetothevehicleafterpublicationofthisbookletareincludedinasupplementincludedwiththevehiclewallet.

Allequipmentandmodelsaredescribedwithoutindicatingwhethertheequipmentisoptionalorspecifictothemodeltype.Thismeansthatyourvehicle
maynothavesomeoftheequipmentdescribed,oritmayonlybeavailableincertainmarkets.Thescopeofequipmentfittedinyourvehiclecanbe
foundinthesalesdocumentationandyoucancontactyourVolkswagendealershipforfurtherinformation.

Alldatainthisowner'smanualcorrespondtotheinformationavailableatthetimeofgoingtoprint.Becausethevehicleisconstantlybeingdeveloped
andfurtherimproved,theremaybedifferencesbetweenyourvehicleandthedatainthisowner'smanual.Nodiscrepancyindata,illustrationsor
descriptionsshallbecomethebasisforanylegalclaim.

Pleasemakesurethecompletevehiclewalletisalwaysinthevehicleifyoulendorsellthevehicletosomeoneelse.

Standardbookletsinthevehiclewallet:
Serviceschedule

Owner'smanual

Additionalbookletsinthevehiclewallet(optional):
Supplement

Radio/navigationsystem

Provisionformobiletelephone

Othersupplements

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Overviewofthevehicle
Exteriorviews
Sideview

Fig.1Overviewofthedriverside

KeyforFig.1:

TankflapFillingthetank

RoofaerialConsumerinformation

ExteriordoorreleaseleverDoors

ExteriormirrorsMirrors

Displayoflanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)Lanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)

AdditionalturnsignallightLights

SurroundlightingLights

SensorfortheparkingdistancewarningsystemParkingdistancewarningsystemorParkAssistsystemParkAssistsystem

ThejackingpointsChangingawheel

Frontview

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Fig.2Overviewofthefrontofthevehicle

KeyforFig.2:

Windscreen

HeatedwindscreenHeating,ventilating,cooling

FrontwindscreenwipersWindscreenwiperandwasher

BonnetIntheenginecompartment

BonnetreleaseleverPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment,

HeadlightsLights,Changingbulbs

HeadlightwashersystemWindscreenwiperandwasher

FoglightsorstaticbendlightingLightsChangingbulbs

SensorsforthefrontparkingdistancewarningsystemParkingdistancewarningsystemorParkAssistsystemParkAssistsystem

RadarsensorbehindtheVolkswagenemblemACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)

Frontnumberplateholder

MountingforthefronttowingeyebehindacoverTowstartingandtowing

Sensororcamerawindowonthemirrorbasefor:

RainsensorWindscreenwiperandwasher

MainbeamassistLights

LaneassistLanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist)

Rearview
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Fig.3Overviewoftherearofthevehicle

KeyforFig.3:

RoofaerialConsumerinformation

Highmountedbrakelight

Rearwindow

RearwindowheatingHeating,ventilating,cooling

WindowaerialConsumerinformation

TaillightclusterLightsChangingbulbs

VolkswagenbadgeforopeningthebootlidBootlidandareaofcameraforRearAssistsystemRearAssistsystem

LanechangeassistsystemradarsensorsbehindtherearbumperLanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)

Rearnumberplateholder

MountingforthereartowingeyebehindacoverTowstartingandtowing

SensorsfortherearparkingdistancewarningsystemParkingdistancewarningsystemorParkAssistsystemParkAssistsystem

AreaoftowingbracketTowingatrailer

BootlidBootlid

Vehicleinterior
Overviewofthedriverdoor

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Fig.4Overviewofthecontrolsinthedriverdoor(lefthanddrivevehicles).Thecontrolsaremirroredforrighthanddrivevehicles

KeyforFig.4:

IndicatorlampfortheimmobilizerStartingandstoppingtheengine,theantitheftalarmandtheSAFELOCKmechanismCentral
lockingsystem

DoorreleaseleverDoors

Centrallockingbuttonforlockingandunlockingthevehicle Centrallockingsystem

SwitchforadjustingtheexteriormirrorsMirrors
Exteriormirrorsetting

Exteriormirrorheating

Foldinginexteriormirrors

HandleforreleasingthebonnetPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment

Bootlidreleasebutton Bootlid

BottleholdersDrinkholder

StowagecompartmentStowing

CompartmentforhighvisibilitywaistcoatInanemergency

ButtonsforoperatingtheelectricwindowsElectricwindows
Electricwindows

Safetybuttonfortherearelectricwindows

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Overviewofthedriverside

Fig.5Overviewofthedriverside(lefthanddrivevehicles)

Fig.6Overviewofthedriverside(righthanddrivevehicles)

KeyforFig.5andFig.6:

Interiormonitoring Centrallockingsystem

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Lightswitch Lights
Lightswitchedoffordaytimerunninglights

Automaticheadlightcontrol

Sidelightanddippedbeam

Foglights

VentHeating,ventilating,cooling

LeverforLights
Mainbeamheadlights

Headlightflasher

Turnsignal

Parkinglight

ButtonforthedriverassistsystemsVolkswageninformationsystem

ControlsonthemultifunctionsteeringwheelVolkswageninformationsystem
Volumesettingfortheradio,navigationannouncementsoratelephoneconversation

Mutefunctionfortheradiooractivatingthevoicecontrolsystem

Audio,navigation

Openingthetelephonemainmenuoracceptingatelephonecall

ControlsfortheVolkswageninformationsystem , ,

Instrumentcluster:
InstrumentsInstruments

DisplayInstruments

WarninglampsandindicatorlampsWarninglampsandindicatorlamps

LeverforWindscreenwiperandwasher
Windscreenwipers

Intervalwipeforthewindscreen

Flickwipe x

Windscreenwiper

Washandwipesystemforthewindscreen

ControlsfortheVolkswageninformationsystem , / Volkswageninformationsystem

IgnitionlockStartingandstoppingtheengine

PedalsChanginggear

LeverforadjustablesteeringcolumnAdjustingtheseatposition

DriverfrontairbagAirbagsystem

Horn(worksonlywhentheignitionison)

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StowagecompartmentStowing

Leverfor:
thecruisecontrolsystem(CCS) / / Cruisecontrolsystem
(CCS)

withadaptivecruisecontrol(ACC) ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)

Headlightrangecontrol Lights

Brightnesscontrolforinstrumentandswitchillumination Lights

Overviewofthecentreconsole
Uppersectionofthecentreconsole

Fig.7Overviewoftheuppersectionofthecentreconsole

KeyforFig.7:

AiroutletsforindirectventilationHeating,ventilating,cooling

AiroutletsHeating,ventilating,cooling

AnalogueclockInstruments

Radioornavigationsystem(factoryfitted)BookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,

Hazardwarninglightsbutton Inanemergency

Buttonforseatheating frontrightSeatfunctions

Controlsfor:
Airconditioningsystem(manual)Heating,ventilating,cooling

ClimatronicHeating,ventilating,cooling

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Auxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem)Heating,ventilating,cooling

IndicatorlampforthefrontpassengerfrontairbagswitchofffunctionAirbagsystem

Buttonforseatheating frontleftSeatfunctions

Lowersectionofthecentreconsole

Fig.8Overviewofthelowersectionofthecentreconsole(lefthanddrivevehicles)

Fig.9Overviewofthelowersectionofthecentreconsole(righthanddrivevehicles)

KeyforFig.8andFig.9:

Leverfor:
ManualgearboxChanginggear

AutomaticgearboxChanginggear

StowagecompartmentStowing

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With12voltsocketElectricalsockets

WithashtrayandcigarettelighterAshtrayandcigarettelighter

StowagecompartmentwithdrinkholderDrinkholder

StowagecompartmentinthecentreconsoleStowing

Buttonsfor:
Electronicparkingbrake Braking,stoppingandparking

AutoHold Pullawayassistsystems

Tractioncontrolsystem(TCS) Braking,stoppingandparking

KeylessAccessstarterbuttonStarterbutton

Sunblindfortherearwindow Protectionfromthesun

Adaptivechassiscontrol(DCC) Adaptivechassiscontrol(DCC)

Start/stopsystem Pullawayassistsystems

Parkingdistancewarningsystem(ParkPilot) Parkingdistancewarningsystem

ParkAssistsystem ParkAssistsystem

Overviewofthefrontpassengerside

Fig.10Overviewofthefrontpassengerside(lefthanddrivevehicles).Thecontrolsaremirroredforrighthanddrivevehicles

KeyforFig.10:

LocationoffrontpassengerfrontairbaginthedashpanelAirbagsystem

OpeningleverwithlockforthestowagecompartmentStowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside

KeyoperatedswitchinthestowagecompartmentforswitchingoffthefrontpassengerfrontairbagAirbagsystem.

VentHeating,ventilating,cooling

Symbolsintheroof

Symbol Meaning

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InteriorlightsandreadinglightsLights.

3buttonmoduleBookletProvisionformobiletelephone,.

Sliding/tiltingroofSliding/tiltingroof.

Instrumentcluster
Warninglampsandindicatorlamps

Thewarningandindicatorlampsindicateanumberofwarnings ,faults ordifferentfunctions.Somewarningandindicatorlampslightup


whentheignitionisswitchedonandshouldgooutoncetheengineisrunningorthevehicleisinmotion.

Dependingonthevehicle'sequipmentlevel,additionaltextmessagescouldappearinthedisplayontheinstrumentclustertoprovidefurtherinformation
ortoaskyoutoperformcertaintasksInstruments.

Dependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel,symbolsmaybedisplayedintheinstrumentclusterinsteadofwarninglamps.

Acousticwarningsignalscanbeheardwhensomewarningorindicatorlampslightup.

Symbol Meaning See

Donotdriveon!
Electronicparkingbrakeswitchedon. Braking,stoppingand
parking
Donotdriveon!
Brakefluidleveltooloworfaultinthebrakesystem.

Litup: Donotdriveon!
Coolantleveltoolow,
Coolant
coolanttemperaturetoohighorcoolantlevelsystemfaulty.

Flashing:faultinenginecoolantsystem.

Donotdriveon!
Engineoil
Engineoilpressuretoolow.

Donotdriveon!
Doors
Atleastonevehicledoorisopenornotproperlyclosed.

Donotdriveon! Preparationforworkingin
Bonnetopenornotproperlyclosed. theenginecompartment

Donotdriveon!
Bootlid
Bootlidopenornotproperlyclosed.

Lituporflashing: Donotdriveon!
Steering
Faultinthevehiclesteering.

Enginecannotberestarted! Selectivecatalyticreduction
AdBlueleveltoolow. (AdBlue)

ACC(adaptivecruise
Brakes!Collisionwarningfromtheareamonitoringsystem(FrontAssist).
control)

Driverorfrontpassengerseatbeltnotfastened. Seatbelts

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Symbol Meaning See

ChanginggearChanging
gear
BrakesBraking,stopping
Depressthebrakepedal! andparking
ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)
ACC(adaptivecruise
control)

Faultinthealternator. Vehiclebattery

DualclutchgearboxDSGistoohot. Changinggear

Brakepadsworn.

Litup:ESPfaultorswitchedoffforsystemrelatedreasons.

Flashingquickly:ESP/TCSistakingcorrectiveaction.
Braking,stoppingand
Flashingslowly:TCSswitchedoffmanually(ifindicatorlamp notavailable).
parking
TCSswitchedoffmanually.

ABSfaultyornotfunctioning.

Faultinelectronicparkingbrake.

Rearfoglightswitchedon. Lights

Vehiclelightingnotworkingpartiallyorcompletely. Changingbulbs

Problemwiththebendlightingsystem. Lights

Faultincatalyticconverter.

Litup:glowperiodforadieselengine.
Enginemanagementsystem
Flashing:faultinenginemanagementsystem. andexhaustpurificationsystem

Faultinenginemanagementsystem.

Dieselparticulatefilterhasbecomesaturatedwithsoot.

Faultinsteeringsystem. Steering

Wheelsandtyres
Tyrepressuretoolowortyremonitoringsystemfault.
Tyremonitoringsystems

Windscreenwiperand
Windscreenwasherfluidleveltoolow.
washer

Fueltankalmostempty. Fillingthetank

Flashing:engineoilsystemfault.
Engineoil
Litup:engineoilleveltoolow.

Faultinairbagandbelttensionersystem. Airbagsystem

Selectivecatalyticreduction
RefillAdBlueorAdBluesystemfaulty.
(AdBlue)

Thetankcapisnotclosedproperly. Fillingthetank

ACC(adaptivecruise
Faultintheareamonitoringsystem(FrontAssist),notactive.
control)

Lanedeparturewarning
Lanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist)switchedon,notactive.
system(LaneAssist)

Turnsignalleftorright. Lights

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Symbol See
Meaning
Hazardwarninglightsswitchedon. Inanemergency

Daytimerunninglightsswitchedon. Lights

ChanginggearChanging
Litup:depressthebrakepedal!
gear
Braking,stoppingandparking
Braking,stoppingand
Flashing:thelockbuttonintheselectorleverisnotengaged.
parking

Cruisecontrolsystem
CCSactivated.
(CCS)

ACC(adaptivecruise
ACCisswitchedon.
control)

Statusindicatorfornaturalgasmode. Fillingthetank

ACC(adaptivecruise
Theareamonitoringsystem(FrontAssist)isswitchedonandactive.
control)

Lanedeparturewarning
Lanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist)isswitchedonandactive.
system(LaneAssist)

Lanechangeassistsystem
Lanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)switchedonandactive
(SideAssist)

Mainbeamisswitchedonortheheadlightflasherisbeingoperated. Lights

Enginecoolanttemperatureistoolowinvehicleswithnaturalgasengine. Coolant

Mainbeamassist(LightAssist)orautomaticmainbeamassist(DynamicLightAssist)isswitched
Lights
on.

Startingandstoppingthe
Immobilizeractive.
engine

Serviceintervaldisplay. Serviceintervaldisplay

Start/stopsystem:Requesttostarttheengine.
Pullawayassistsystems
Start/stopsystemnotavailable.

Startingandstoppingthe
Forvehicleswithadieselengine:enginestarting.
engine

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WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

Stopthevehicleatasafedistanceawayfrommovingtrafficandsothatnopartoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwith
anyinflammablematerialunderneaththevehicle,e.g.drygrass.

Abrokendownvehicleincreasestheriskofaccidentsbothforyouandotherroadusers.Ifnecessary,switchonthehazard
warninglightsandsetupthewarningtriangleinordertowarnotherroadusers.

Beforeopeningthebonnet,switchofftheengineandallowittocooldownsufficiently.

Theenginecompartmentofanymotorvehicleisadangerousarea.SeriousinjuriescanbesustainedherePreparationfor
workingintheenginecompartment.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Instruments
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Instrumentoverview
Displays
Compass
Serviceintervaldisplay

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
WarninglampsandindicatorlampsWarninglampsandindicatorlamps

Selectedgeardisplay(forvehicleswithanautomaticgearbox)Changinggear

InformationonserviceintervalsBookletServiceschedule,

WARNING
Accidentsandinjuriescanoccurifthedriverisdistracted.

Neverpressthebuttonsontheinstrumentclusterwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Instrumentoverview

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Fig.11Instrumentclusterinthedashpanel

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

DescriptionsoftheinstrumentsFig.11:

Buttonforsettingtheclockintheinstrumentcluster,fortheradioornavigationsystemandtheanalogueclock1) .

Pressthe buttontomarkeitherthehoursorminutesdisplay.

Pressthe 0.0/SET buttontocontinue.Pressandholdtoscrollthroughtheminutesquickly.

Pressthe buttonagaintofinishsettingtheclock.

Rev.counter(revolutionsx1000perminuteofrunningengine).Thestartoftheredzoneonthedialindicatesthemaximumenginespeed
whichmaybeusedineachgearwhentheengineiswarmandafterithasbeenruninproperly.Youshouldchangeupagearormovetheselector
levertoD(orliftyourfootofftheaccelerator)beforetheneedlereachestheredzone .

Enginecoolanttemperaturedisplay CoolantorNaturalgasfueltankdisplayinvehicleswithnaturalgasengineFillingthe
tank.

DisplaysDisplays.

Speedometer

FuelgaugeFillingthetank.

Resetbuttonforthetriprecorderdisplay(trip).

Press 0.0/SET buttontoresettozero.

NOTICE
Whentheengineiscold,avoidhighenginespeeds,drivingatfullthrottleandoverloadingtheengine.

Inordertoavoiddamagetotheengine,theneedleontherevcountermayonlybrieflypointintotheredarea.

Changingupagearearlywillhelptosavefuelandminimiseenginenoise.

1) Dependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel,clocksettingsmayalsobemadeusingtheSettingsmenuontheinstrumentclusterdisplaySettings

menu.

Displays

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Fig.12A:bonnetopen,B:bootlidopen,C:frontleftdooropen,D:rightreardooropen

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Dependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel,variousinformationcanbedisplayedintheinstrumentclusterFig.11:

Opendoors,bonnetandbootlidFig.12

Warningandinformationmessages

Mileagedisplays

Time

Outsidetemperature

Compassdisplay

SelectorleverpositionsChanginggear

Gearchangeindicator(manualgearbox)Changinggear

Multifunctiondisplay(MFD)andmenusforvarioussettingsVolkswageninformationsystem

ServiceintervaldisplayServiceintervaldisplay

Secondspeed(Settingsmenu)Volkswageninformationsystem

Start/stopsystemstatusdisplayStart/stopsystemstatusdisplay

RoadsignsdetectedbytheroadsignrecognitionsystemRoadsignrecognition(SignAssist)

Warningandinformationmessages
Thesystemrunsacheckoncertaincomponentsandfunctionsinthevehiclewhentheignitionisswitchedonorwhilethevehicleismoving.Functional
faultsareindicatedbyredandyellowsymbolswithwarningandinformationmessagesontheinstrumentclusterdisplay(Warninglampsand
indicatorlamps).Anacousticwarningisalsogivenincertaincases.Thescreenmayvaryaccordingtotheversionoftheinstrumentclusterfitted.

Typeofmessage Symbol Explanation


colour
Thesymbolflashesorlightsupsometimestogetherwithanacousticwarningsignal.
Priority1warningreport. red Donotdriveon!Itisdangerous .
Checkthefaultandcorrectthecause.Seekexpertassistanceifnecessary.

Thesymbolflashesorlightsupsometimestogetherwithanacousticwarningsignal.
Ifthereisamalfunction,orifservicefluidsarerunninglow,yourvehiclecouldbedamagedorbreak
Priority2warningreport. yellow
down.
Checkthefaultassoonaspossible.Seekexpertassistanceifnecessary.

Informationmessage. Informationaboutvariousprocedureswithinthevehicle.

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Mileagedisplays
Theodometerregistersthetotaldistancetravelledbythecar.

Thetriprecorder(trip)showsthedistancetravelledsincethetriprecorderwaslastreset.Thefinaldigitshowsdistancesof100m.

Outsidetemperaturedisplay
Iftheoutsidetemperaturefallsbelow+4C(+39F),thedisplayalsoshowsasnowflakesymbol(icewarning).Thissymbolflashesandthenremains
permanentlylituntiltheoutsidetemperaturerisesabove+6C(+43F) .

Ifthevehicleisstationary,theauxiliaryheating(Auxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem))isonorthevehicleistravellingatverylow
speeds,thetemperaturedisplayedmaybeslightlyhigherthantheactualoutsidetemperatureduetoheatradiatedfromtheengine.

Themeasuringrangeliesbetween40C(40F)and+50C(+122F).

Compassdisplay
Whentheignitionandnavigationsystemareswitchedon,theinstrumentclusterdisplayshowsthedirectionoftravelCompass.

Selectorleverpositions
Thegearselectedisdisplayedonthesideoftheselectorleverandonthedisplayintheinstrumentcluster.Thedisplaymayshowwhichgearhasbeen
selectediftheleverisinDorS,orinTiptronicmode.

Gearchangeindicator(manualgearbox)
Whilethevehicleisinmotion,theinstrumentclustershowswhichgearshouldbeselectedtoreducefuelconsumptionChanginggear.

Secondspeedometerdisplay(mphorkm/h)
Inadditiontothetachometerdisplay,thespeedcanalsobedisplayedinanotherunitofmeasurement(mphorkm/h)whileyouaredriving.Todothis,
selectthemenuoptionSecondspeedintheSettingsmenuVolkswageninformationsystem.

Vehicleswithoutmenudisplayontheinstrumentcluster:

Starttheengine.

Pressthe buttonthreetimes.Theodometerintheinstrumentclusterdisplayflashes.

Pressthe 0.0/SET buttononce.Thevehiclespeedinkm/hormphisshownbrieflyinthedisplayinsteadoftheodometer.


Thisturnsonthesecondspeedometerdisplay.Itcanbedeactivatedinthesamemanner.

Itisnotpossibletoswitchoffthesecondspeedometerdisplayinthosecountrieswherethelawstipulatesthatthedisplaycannotbedeactivated.

Start/stopsystemstatusdisplay
TheinstrumentclusterdisplayshowsinformationaboutthecurrentstatusPullawayassistsystems.

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WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

Abrokendownvehicleincreasestheriskofaccidentsbothforyouandotherroadusers.Ifnecessary,switchonthehazard
warninglightsandsetupthewarningtriangleinordertowarnotherroadusers.

Stopthevehicleatasafedistanceawayfrommovingtrafficandsothatnopartoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwith
anyinflammablematerialunderneaththevehicle,e.g.drygrass.

WARNING
Streetsandbridgescanbeicedoveratoutsidetemperaturesabovezerodegrees.

Blackicemaybeontheroadsatoutsidetemperaturesabove+4C(+39F)andalsowhennosnowflakesymbolisdisplayedasa
blackicewarning.

Youshouldneverrelysolelyontheoutsidetemperaturedisplay!

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Differentinstrumentclustersareavailable,whichmeansthattheversionsanddisplaysmayvary.Indisplayswithoutwarningorinformationtexts,

faultsareindicatedexclusivelybytheindicatorlamps.

Ifseveralwarningreportsaredetected,thesymbolswillappearforseveralseconds,oneafteranother.Thesymbolswillappearuntilthefaults

arerectified.

Compass

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Fig.13Compasszones

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thecompasswillnothavetoberecalibratedifthereisafactoryfittednavigationsysteminthevehicle.Thereisnomenuoptionforthecompass.

Thecompassinvehicleswithoutafactoryfittednavigationsystemiscalibratedpermanentlyautomatically.Ifelectricalormetallicequipmentisretrofitted
inthevehicle,e.g.mobiletelephone,television,thecompasswillhavetoberecalibratedmanually.

Settingthecompasszone
Switchontheignition.

SelecttheSettingsmenuandthenthemenuoptionsCompassandZone.

SelectthecompasszonetomatchyourlocationFig.13.

Setandconfirmthecompasszone(115).

Calibratingthecompass
Therequirementsforcalibratingthecompassarethevalidcompasszoneforyourlocationandenoughspacetodriveinacircle.

Switchontheignition.

SelectthemenuSettingsandthenthemenuoptionsCompassandCalibration.

ConfirmTocalibratedriveroundacompletecirclewith OK andthendrivethevehicleinafullcircleataspeedofapproximately10km/h
(6mph).

Duringcalibration,thedisplayontheinstrumentclustershowsCAL.Thecalibrationprocedureiscompletewhenthecompassdirectionisshowninthe
display.

Serviceintervaldisplay

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

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TheservicedisplayisshownontheinstrumentclusterFig.11.

ServiceschedulesatVolkswagenaredividedintotwocategories,withoilchange,e.g.intervalservice,andwithoutoilchange,e.g.inspectionservice.
Thisserviceintervaldisplayprovidesinformationonlyonservicesthatincludeanoilchange.Astickeronthedoorpillarofthevehicleandtheservice
schedulebookletprovideinformationonallotherservices,forexample,thenextinspectionserviceorbrakefluidservice.

Invehicleswithservicedependentonthetime/distancetravelled,theserviceintervalsarefixed.

InvehicleswithLongLifeService,theserviceintervalsarecalculatedonanindividualbasis.Technicalprogresshasmadeitpossibletoconsiderably
reduceservicingrequirements.WiththeLongLifeSystem,Volkswagenusestechnologytoensurethatthevehicleisservicedonlywhennecessary.The
lengthoftheserviceintervals(maximumof2years)isalsodeterminedbyfactorssuchasconditionsunderwhichthevehicleisusedandpersonal
drivingstyle.Theservicereminderisdisplayed20daysbeforetheserviceisdue.Thedistanceisroundedtothenearest100kmtheremainingtimeis
roundedtofulldays.Thecurrentserviceinformationcannotbecalledupuntilyouhavedriven500kmsincethelastservice.Untilthispointthedisplay
onlyshowslines.

Servicereminder
Ifthevehicleisduetobeserviced,aservicereminderwillappearonthedisplaywhentheignitionisswitchedon.

Invehicleswithouttextmessagesintheinstrumentclusterdisplay,aspannersymbol andakmdisplaywillappear.Thenumberofkilometres
showncorrespondstothemaximumnumberofkilometresthatcanstillbedrivenuntiltheserviceappointmentisdue.Thedisplaychangesafterafew
seconds.Aclocksymbolappearsalongwiththenumberofdaysleftuntiltheserviceappointmentshouldbecarriedout.

Invehicleswithtextmessages,Serviceinkmordaysappearsintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.

Service
Ifaserviceisdue,asignalwillsoundandthespannersymbol willappearforafewsecondswhentheignitionisswitchedon.Invehicleswith
textmessages,Servicenowappearsintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.

Callingupservicemessages
Youcancallupthecurrentservicemessageswhenevertheignitionisswitchedon,theengineisnotrunningandthevehicleisstationary.

Pressthe buttonintheinstrumentclusteruntilthespannersymbol appears.

OR:selecttheSettingsmenu.

SelectthemenuoptionInfointheServicesubmenu.

Anoverdueserviceisindicatedbyaminussigninfrontofthemileageortripreading.Invehicleswithtextmessages,Servicesincekmordays
appearsintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.

Resettingtheserviceintervaldisplay
IftheservicewasnotperformedbyaVolkswagenworkshop,thedisplaycanberesetasfollows:

Vehicleswithtextmessages:
SelecttheSettingsmenu.

SelectthemenuoptionResetintheServicesubmenu.

Confirmtherequestbypressing OK .

Vehicleswithouttextmessages:
Switchofftheignition.

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Vehicleswithouttextmessages:

Pressandholdthe 0.0/SET button.

Restarttheignition.

Releasethe 0.0/SET buttonandpressthe buttonwithinapproximately20seconds.

Donotresetthedisplaybetweenserviceintervalsotherwisethedisplaywillbeincorrect.

IfyoumanuallyresettheserviceintervaldisplaywhiletheLongLifeServiceisvalid,theservicedependentonthetime/distancetravelledwillbeactivated.
TheserviceintervalwillnolongerbecalculatedonanindividualbasisBookletServiceschedule,.

Theservicemessagewillgooutafterafewsecondsoncetheengineisrunningorbypressingthe OK button.

IfthevehiclebatteryisdisconnectedforlongperiodsinavehiclewithLongLifeService,thesystemisnotabletocalculatethetimewhenthenext

serviceisdue.Theservicedisplayscouldthendisplayincorrectinformation.Ifthisisthecasethenpleaseobservethemaximumserviceintervalsshown
inBookletServiceschedule,.

Volkswageninformationsystem
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Overviewofthemenustructure
Usingthemenusintheinstrumentcluster
Buttonforthedriverassistsystems
Mainmenu
menu(multifunctiondisplay)
menu
submenu
submenu
submenu
Personalconveniencesettings

Withtheignitionswitchedon,thedifferentdisplayfunctionscanbeaccessedviathemenus.

Thebuttonsinthewindscreenwiperleverarenotfittedinthosevehiclesequippedwithamultifunctionsteeringwheel.Themultifunctiondisplayis
controlledusingthebuttonsonthemultifunctionsteeringwheelonly.

Thescopeofthemenusintheinstrumentclusterdisplaydependsonthevehicleelectronicsandthelevelofvehicleequipment.

Aqualifiedworkshopcanprogramandmodifyotherfunctionsdependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagen
dealershipforthispurpose.

Somemenuoptionscanonlybecalledupwhenthevehicleisstationary.

Ifanypriority1warningreportsarebeingdisplayed,youwillbeunabletocallupanymenus.Afterafewseconds,allwarningreportsareswitchedoff
automatically.Somewarningscanalsobeconfirmedwiththe OK buttonandswitchedoff.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriormirrorsMirrors

DriverassistsystemsDriverassistsystems

AuxiliaryheatingAuxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem)

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RadioornavigationsystemBookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,

MobiletelephoneprovisionBookletMobiletelephoneprovision,

WARNING
Accidentsandinjuriescanoccurifthedriverisdistracted.

Neveropenthemenusontheinstrumentclusterwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Overviewofthemenustructure

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MFD(multifunctiondisplay)MFDmenu(multifunctiondisplay)

Drivingtime

Currentfuelconsumption

Averagefuelconsumption

Fuelrange

SCRrange

Distance

Averagespeed

Digitalspeeddisplay

Digitaloiltemperaturedisplay

Speedwarningkm/h

AssistanceviewMainmenu

AudioBookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,

NavigationBookletNavigationsystem,

TelephoneBookletProvisionforamobiletelephone,

AuxiliaryheatingAuxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem)

Activation

ProgramON/ProgramOFF 1)

Selectedpresettime1

Selectedpresettime2

Selectedpresettime3

Deactivating

Presettime13

Dayoftheweek

Hour

Minute

Activation

Runningtime

Mode

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Heating

Ventilation

Dayoftheweek

Factorysetting

DriverassistsystemsMainmenu

SignAssiston/off

SideAssiston/off

LaneAssiston/off

FrontAssiston/off

Bendlightingon/off

VehiclestatusMainmenu

SettingsSettingsmenu

Language

MFDdata

Drivingtime

Currentfuelconsumption

Averagefuelconsumption

Distance

Averagespeed

Digitalspeeddisplay

Digitaloiltemperaturedisplay

Speedwarningkm/h

Compass

ConvenienceConveniencesubmenu

ATAconfirmon/off

Easyopenon/off

Dooropening

Manual(alldoors,singledoor,sideofvehicle,individual)

Automatic(AutoLock,AutoUnlock)

Windowoperation

Off

All

Driver

Mirrorloweringfunctionon/off

Mirroradjustment

Synchronised

Individually

Factorysetting

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Light&VisionLight&Visionsubmenu

ComingHome

LeavingHome

Ambientlight

Footwelllights

Daytimerunninglightson/off

Lanechangeflashon/off

Travelmodeon/off

Factorysetting

Freewheelon/off

Time

Wintertyres

Units

AssistsystemsAssistantssubmenu

SignAssist

Systemon/off

Towingatrailer

SideAssist

Systemon/off

Brightness

LaneAssist

Systemon/off

FrontAssist

Systemon/off

Acousticwarning

ACC

Basicsetting(convenience,normal,sport)

Distance(verysmall,small,medium,large,verylarge,last)

DriverAlertsystemon/off

Tyrepressure

Secondspeeddisplayon/off

Service

Information

Reset

Factorysetting

1)
Willonlyshowthecurrentstatus.Nomenuoptionavailableforselection.

Usingthemenusintheinstrumentcluster
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Fig.14Vehicleswithoutmultifunctionsteeringwheel:pressbuttoninthewindscreenwiperlevertoconfirmthemenupointandrockerswitchto
changethemenu

Fig.15Righthandsideofthemultifunctionsteeringwheel:controlsforthemenusintheinstrumentcluster

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Callingupthemainmenu
Switchontheignition.

Ifamessageorvehiclepictogramisbeingdisplayed,pressthe OK button(Fig.14orFig.15).
Whenoperatedusingthewindscreenwiperlever:themainmenuMainmenuislisted.

Whenoperatedusingthemultifunctionsteeringwheel:themainmenuMainmenuisnotlisted.Tonavigatethroughtheindividualmenuoptions,
pressthebutton or severaltimes.

Openingasubmenu
PresstherockerswitchFig.14upordownorpressthebutton or onthemultifunctionsteeringwheeluntilthedesiredmenu
optionisselected.

Theselectedmenuoptionislocatedbetweenthetwohorizontallines.Thereisalsoatriangleontherighthandside .

Toopenthesubmenu,pressthe OK button.

Makingsettingsinthemenu
Makeanydesiredchangesusingtherockerswitchonthewindscreenwiperleverorthearrowbuttonsonthemultifunctionsteeringwheel.If
necessary,pressandholdthecontrolstoincreaseordecreasethevaluesquickly.

Usethe OK buttontomarkorconfirmtheselection.

Returningtothemainmenu
Withinthemenu:inthesubmenu,selectthemenuoptionBacktoleavethesubmenu.

Usingthewindscreenwiperlever:pressandholdtherockerswitch.

Usingthemultifunctionsteeringwheel:pressthe button.

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Buttonforthedriverassistsystems

Fig.16Ontheturnsignalandmainbeamlever:buttonfordriverassistsystems

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YoucanswitchthedriverassistsystemslistedintheAssistantmenuonandoffwiththebuttonontheturnsignalandmainbeamleverDriverassist
systems.

Switchingindividualdriverassistsystemsonoroff
BrieflypressthebuttonFig.16(arrow)tocalluptheAssistsystemsmenu.

SelectthedriverassistsystemandswitchitonoroffUsingthemenusintheinstrumentcluster.Atickindicateswhenadriverassistsystemis
switchedon.

Thenconfirmtheselectionbypressing OK .

Switchingalldriverassistsystemsonoroff
PressthebuttonFig.16(arrow)forlongerthanonesecondtoswitchallthedriverassistsystemsthatareselectedintheAssistsystems
menuonoroffatthesametime.

AlldriverassistsystemswillbeswitchedonifnoneofthedriverassistsystemsintheAssistsystemsmenuwereactive.

Mainmenu

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Menu Function See


MFDmenu
MFD Informationonthemultifunctiondisplay(MFD).
(multifunctiondisplay)

Lanedeparture
warningsystem(Lane
Assistanceview InformationontheACCandLaneAssistsystem. Assist)
ACC(adaptivecruise
control)

Stationdisplayinradiomode. BookletRadio,or
Audio TrackdisplayinCDmode. BookletNavigation
Trackdisplayinmediamode. system,

Informationmessageswhenthenavigationsystemisswitchedon:
turningarrowsandproximitybarswillbeshowniftherouteguidancefunctionisactive.The
BookletNavigation
Navigation screenissimilartothesymbolsshowninthenavigationsystem.
system,
Thedirectionoftravel(compass)andthenameofthecurrentstreetwillbeshowniftheroute
guidancefunctionisnotactive.

BookletProvisionfor
Telephone Informationandsettingsforthemobiletelephoneprovision.
mobiletelephone,

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Menu Function See


Auxiliaryheater
Informationandsettingsforthesupplementaryheatingsystem:
Auxiliaryheater (supplementaryheating
switchingtheauxiliaryheateronoroff.Selectingswitchontimesandoperatingmode.
system)

Buttonforthedriver
assistsystems
Assistsystems Switchingtheindividualdriverassistsystemsonandoff. Pullawayassist
systems
Lights

Displayoftyrepressures,currentwarningorinformationmessages.
Vehiclestatus Instruments
Thecurrentnumberofmessagesisshownonthedisplay.Example:1/1or2/2.

Varioussettingsforconvenience,lights&vision,time,speedwarningforwintertyres,tyre
Settings Settingsmenu
pressuremonitoringsystem,languageandunits.

MFDmenu(multifunctiondisplay)

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Themultifunctiondisplay(MFD)isequippedwith2automaticmemories:1Tripmemoryand2Totaljourneymemory.Thenumberofthecurrent
memoryondisplaywillbeshownintheupperrighthandcornerofthedisplay.

Withtheignitionswitchedonandmemoryindisplay1orSincestartor2orLongtermpressthe OK buttonto
switchbetweenthetwomemories.
Thememorycollectsthetravelandfuelconsumptiondatafromthemomenttheignitionis
switchedonuntilitisswitchedoff.
1or
Tripmemory Ifthejourneyisinterruptedformorethan2hours,thememoryisautomaticallydeleted.Ifthe
Sincestart
journeyiscontinuedwithin2hoursoftheignitionbeingswitchedoff,thenewvalueswillbeadded
totheexistingtriprecorder.

Thememorycollectsjourneydataforanynumberofindividualjourneysuptoatotalof99hours
2or
Totaljourneymemory and59minutestraveltimeor9,999kmdistancetravelled.Oncethesetotallimitshavebeen
Longterm
reached,thememorywillbedeletedautomaticallyandbeginagainat0.

Possibledisplays

Menu Function
Drivingtime Drivingtimeinhours(h)andminutes(min)thathaselapsedsincetheignitionwasswitchedon.

Whilethevehicleismotion,currentconsumptionisdisplayedinl/100km.Whentheengineisrunningand
Currentfuelconsumption
thevehicleisstationaryitismeasuredinlitres/hour.

Theaveragefuelconsumptionwillbeshownafteradistanceofapproximately100metreshasbeen
Averagefuelconsumption travelled.Thedisplaywillshowdashesuntilthispoint.Thedisplayedvalueswillbeupdatedapproximately
every5seconds.

Approximatecalculationofthedistanceinkmthatcanstillbetravelledwiththecurrentfuellevelunderthe
Fuelrange
currentdrivingconditions.Onefactorusedforcalculatingthisfigureisthecurrentleveloffuelconsumption.

ApproximatecalculationofthedistanceinkmthatcanstillbetravelledwiththecurrentAdBluetanklevel
SCRrange underthecurrentdrivingconditions.Thedisplaycanbeseenonlywhentheremainingdistancethatcanbe
travelledis2,400kmorless.

Distance Thedistancetravelledinkmsincetheignitionwasswitchedon.

Theaveragespeedwillbeshownafteradistanceofapproximately100metreshasbeentravelled.The
Averagespeed displaywillshowdashesuntilthispoint.Thedisplayedvalueswillbeupdatedapproximatelyevery5
seconds.

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Menu Function
Digitalspeeddisplay Currentvehiclespeeddisplayeddigitally.

Digitaloiltemperaturedisplay Currenttemperatureoftheengineoildisplayeddigitally.

Warningatkm/h Ifthesavedspeed(withintherangeof30km/h(18mph)and250km/h(155mph))isexceeded,an
orWarningatmph acousticwarningwillbegiven,alongwithavisiblewarningifrequired.

Switchingbetweendisplays
Vehicleswithoutamultifunctionsteeringwheel:presstherockerswitchonthewindscreenwiperlever.

Vehicleswithamultifunctionsteeringwheel:pressbutton or .

Savingaspeedforthespeedwarning
Selectdisplaywarningatkm/horWarningatmph.

Pressthe OK buttontosavethecurrentspeedandactivatethewarningsystem.

Ifnecessary,usetherockerswitchonthewindscreenwiperleverorthebuttons or onthemultifunctionsteeringwheelwithin
approximately5secondstosetthedesiredspeed.Thenpress OK againorwaitafewseconds.Thespeedisnowsavedandthewarningis
activated.

Todeactivate,press OK .Thestoredspeedwillbedeleted.

Deletingmemory1or2manually
Selectthememorythatyouwishtodelete.

Pressandholdthe OK buttonforapproximately2seconds.

Personalselectionofdisplays
InsubmenuMFDdataintheSettingsmenu,youcanspecifywhichoftheMFDdisplaysshouldbeshownintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.Youcan
alsochangetheunitsofmeasurementforthedisplaySettingsmenu.

Settingsmenu

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Settingsmenu Function

Language Settingthelanguageforthedisplaytextsandmessagesinthenavigationsystem.

SettingsforwhichMFDdatashouldappearintheinstrumentclusterdisplayMFDmenu(multifunctiondisplay)
MFDdata
.

Settingsforthecompasszoneandforcalibratingthecompass.Observethedisplaysintheinstrumentclusterwhen
Compass
calibrating.

Convenience Settingsforthevehicle'sconveniencefunctionsConveniencesubmenu.

Light&Vision SettingsforthevehiclelightingLight&Visionsubmenu.

Switchingthefreewheelonandoffinvehicleswithanautomaticgearbox.Infreewheelmodetheenginewillbe
Freewheel
disengagedandruninfreewheelmodeChanginggear.

Settingthehoursandminutesoftheclockintheinstrumentcluster,intheinfotainmentsystemandintheanalogue
Time clock.Thedigitalclockdisplayscanbesetto12or24hourformat.Switchingtosummertime/wintertime.AnS
maybeshownintheupperpartofthedisplaytoindicatethatsummertimeisselected.

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Settingsmenu Function

Settingthevisualandacousticspeedwarning.Usethisfunctiononlywhenthewintertyresfittedarenotdesigned
Wintertyres
forthevehicle'stopspeed.

Units Settingtheunitsfortemperature,consumptionvaluesanddistances.

Assistsystems SettingsforthevariousdriverassistsystemsAssistantssubmenu.

Tyrepressure Settingsforthetyrepressuremonitoringsystem,e.g.vehicleloadandthetypeoftyresused.

Secondspeed Switchingthesecondspeeddisplayonoroff.

Service Callingupservicemessagesorresettingserviceintervaldisplays.

Factorysetting SomefunctionsintheSettingsmenuareresettothefactorysettings.

Back Returntothemainmenu.

Conveniencesubmenu

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Conveniencemenu Function

ATAconfirm Switchingtheacousticreconfirmationfunctionforactivatingtheantitheftalarmonoroff
Centrallockingsystem.

Easyopen Switchingbootlidwithsensorcontrolledopening(Easyopen)onoroffCentrallocking
system.

Thefollowingdoorsareunlockedwhenthevehicleisunlockedwiththevehiclekey,depending
onthesetting:
Alldoors:alldoorsareunlocked.
Singledoor:onlythedriverdoorisunlockedwhenthevehicleisunlockedwiththevehicle
key.Allthedoorsandthebootlidwillnotbeunlockeduntilthe buttonispressedtwice.
Manual Vehicleside:thedoorsonthedriversideareunlocked.
InvehicleswithKeylessAccessCentrallockingsystem,thedriverdoorandthedoorson
Dooropening thesidewhereavalidvehiclekeyislocatedwillbeunlockedwhenadoorhandleisoperated.
Centrallockingsystem Individual:onlythedriverdoorisunlocked.InvehicleswithKeylessAccess,the
correspondingdoororthebootlidaswellasthedriverdoorwillbeunlockedwhenadoor
handleisoperatedCentrallockingsystem.

AutoLock:automaticallylocksallthedoorsandbootlidonceaspeedofapproximately15
km/h(10mph)isreached.Tounlockwhilethevehicleisstationary,pressthecentrallocking
Automatic buttonorremovethevehiclekeyfromtheignition.

AutoUnlock:alldoorsandthebootlidareunlockedwhenthekeyisremovedfromtheignition.

Settingsfortheelectricwindowsandthesliding/tiltingroof:allthewindowscanbeopenedorclosedwhenlockingor
Windowoperation
unlockingthevehicle.ThisopeningfunctioncanonlybeactivatedforthedriverdoorElectricwindows.

Switchesthefrontpassengermirrorloweringfunctiononandoff.Forexample,togetabetterviewofthekerb
Mirrorloweringfunction
Mirrors.

Whenadjustingthedriverexteriormirror,thefrontpassengerexteriormirrorwillbeadjustedatthesametimeifthe
Mirroradjustment
settingbothmirrorsisselectedinthemenu.

Factorysetting SomefunctionsintheConveniencesubmenuareresettothefactorysettings.

Back ThedisplayreturnstotheSettingsmenu.

Light&Visionsubmenu

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Light&Visionmenu Function

ComingHome Settingsforhowlongthevehicleshouldbelitonceitislockedorunlocked,orforswitchingthefunctiononoroff
LeavingHome ComingHomeandLeavingHomefunctions(orientationlighting).

Ambientlight Settingthebrightnessofthebackgroundlightingorswitchingthefunctiononoroff.

Footwelllights Settingthebrightnessofthefootwelllightswhenthedippedbeamheadlightison,orswitchingthefunctiononoroff.

Daytimerunninglights Activating/deactivatingdaytimerunninglights.

Switchingthelanechangeflashonoroff.Whenthelanechangeflashfunctionisswitchedon,theturnsignalwillflash
Lanechangeflash
atleast3timeswhentheturnsignalleverisgentlytappedLights.

Switchingtravelmodeonandoff.Whenthetravelmodeisswitchedon,theheadlightsofalefthanddrivevehiclewill
beadjustedforuseonthelefthandsideoftheroadandthoseinarighthanddrivevehicleforuseontherighthand
Travelmode
sideoftheroad.Adjusttheheadlightsincountriesinwhichthetrafficdrivesontheothersideoftheroad.Travelmode
mayonlybeusedforashortperiodoftimeandmustbedeactivatedassoonasitisnolongerrequired.

Factorysetting AllthesettingsintheLightandVisionsubmenuareresettothefactorysettings.

Back ThedisplayreturnstotheSettingsmenu.

Assistantssubmenu

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Assistsystemsmenu Function

Switchroadsignrecognitionsystemonoroff.ThetrailermodecanalsobeswitchedonoroffRoadsign
SignAssist
recognition(SignAssist).

SwitchingthelanechangeassistsystemonoroffandadjustingthebasebrightnessofthewarningLanechange
SideAssist
assistsystem(SideAssist).

LaneAssist SwitchingthelanedeparturewarningsystemonandoffLanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist).

Switchingtheareamonitoringsystemonoroff.TheacousticwarningcanalsobeswitchedonoroffACC
FrontAssist
(adaptivecruisecontrol).

SetACCtoitsbasicsetting.Includingsettingsforwhichdistanceshouldbeactivatedwhenthesystemisswitchedon
ACC
ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol).

SwitchingtheDriverAlertsystem(suggestionforbreaks)onandoffDriverAlertsystem(recommendationofrest
DriverAlertsystem.
breaks).

Personalconveniencesettings

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Iftwopeopleuseavehicle,Volkswagenrecommendsthateachpersonalwaysusestheirownindividualvehiclekey.Whentheignitionisswitchedoff
andwhenthevehicleislocked,thepersonalconveniencesettingsareautomaticallystoredandallocatedtothevehiclekeyVolkswageninformation
system.

Thepersonalconveniencesettingsforthefollowingmenusoptionsareallocatedtothevehiclekey:

Auxiliaryheatingmenu

Settingsmenu

Time

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Language

Units

SettingsConveniencemenu

Dooropening(singledoorunlocking,AutoLock)

Conveniencemodeforthewindows

Mirrorloweringfunction

SettingsLights&Visionmenu

ComingHomeandLeavingHomefunction

Footwelllights

Lanechangeflash

SettingsAssistantsmenu

Brightnessofthelanechangeassistsystemdisplay(SideAssist)

Thestoredsettingsareautomaticallycalledupwhentheignitionisswitchedonatthelatest.Alsoseetheinformationandnotesconcerningthememory
seatsSeatfunctions.

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Beforethejourney
Beforesettingoff
Drivingtips
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Preparingforajourneyanddrivingsafely
Drivingabroad
Drivingthroughwater

Dependingonwherethevehicleisused,itcouldbeagoodideatohaveanengineandtransmissionguardinstalled.Anengineandtransmissionguard
canreducetheriskofdamagetothevehicle'sunderbodyandengineoilsump,forexamplewhendrivingoverkerbs,drivewaysorunsurfacedroads.
VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
SittingcorrectlyandsafelySittingcorrectlyandsafely

TransportingTransporting

Startingtheengine,changinggearandparkingthevehicleStartingtheengine,changinggearandparkingthevehicle

DrivingwithrespectfortheenvironmentDrivingwithrespectfortheenvironment

ConsumerinformationConsumerinformation

WARNING
Drivingundertheinfluenceofalcohol,drugs,medicationornarcoticscouldcauseaccidentsandfatalinjuries.

Alcohol,drugs,medicationandnarcoticscanseverelyimpairsenses,reactiontimesanddrivingsafety.Thiscouldcauseyoutolose
controlofthevehicle.

Preparingforajourneyanddrivingsafely

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Checklist

Observethefollowinginformationbothbeforeandduringthejourneytoensureyourownsafetyandthesafetyofallyourpassengers
:

Checkthatalllightsandturnsignalsareworkingproperly.

Checkthetyrepressure(WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyresTyresseeWheelsandtyres_2)andfuellevel(FillingthetankFillingthetank).

Makesurethatyouhaveagood,clearviewthroughallofthewindows.

Secureallobjectsandluggageinthestowagecompartments,theluggagecompartmentandifapplicableontheroofTransportingTransporting.

Freeaccesstothepedalsmustbeensuredatalltimes.

SecureanychildrentravellinginthevehicleinarestraintsystemsuitablefortheirweightandsizeChildseats(accessories)ChildseatISOFIXsee
ChildseatLATCHseeChildseat.

Adjustthefrontseats,headrestsandmirrorsproperlyinaccordancewiththesizeoftheoccupantsAdjustingtheseatpositionSitting.

Wearshoesthatprovidepropersupportforyourfeetwhenusingthepedals.

Thefloormatinthefootwellonthedriversidemustleavethepedalareafreeandmustbesecurelyfastened.
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Thefloormatinthefootwellonthedriversidemustleavethepedalareafreeandmustbesecurelyfastened.

Assumeacorrectsittingpositionbeforesettingoffandmaintainthispositionwhiledriving.ThisalsoappliestoallpassengersAdjustingtheseat
positionSitting.

Fastenyourseatbeltcorrectlybeforesettingoffandkeepitproperlyfastenedthroughoutthejourney.ThisalsoappliestoallpassengersSeat
beltsSeatbelts.

Eachvehicleoccupantmustsitinaseatoftheirownandmusthavetheirownseatbelt.

Neverdriveifyourdrivingabilityisimpaired,e.g.bymedication,alcoholordrugs.

Donotallowyourselftobedistractedfromthetraffic,e.g.bypassengers,atelephonecallorbyopeningmenus.

Alwaysadaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Observetrafficregulationsandspeedlimits.

Whentravellinglongdistances,stopandtakeabreakregularlyatleastevery2hours.

Secureanimalsinthevehicleusingasystemthatissuitablefortheirweightandsize.

WARNING
Alwaysobservethehighwaycode,observeallspeedlimitsandthinkaheadwhendriving.Correctinterpretationofadrivingsituationcan
makethedifferencebetweenreachingyourdestinationsafelyandhavinganaccidentwithseriousinjuries.

Servicingthevehicleisnotonlyaboutvehiclemaintenanceitalsoensuresthatyourvehicleremainsroadworthyandinperfectworkingorder.

Servicingworkshouldthereforebecarriedoutinaccordancewiththeserviceschedule.Someworkmayhavetobecarriedoutbeforethedateofthenext
serviceifthevehicleissubjectedtosevereoperatingconditions.Severeoperatingconditionsare,forexample,regularstopandgodriving,regulardriving
withatraileranddrivinginareaswithhighlevelsofdust.FurtherinformationcanbeobtainedfromyourVolkswagendealershiporqualifiedworkshop.

Drivingabroad

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Checklist

Insomecountries,specialsafetystandardsandemissionsrelatedlegislationapplythatmaydifferfromtheconstructionofthevehicle.
VolkswagenrecommendsthatyouvisityourVolkswagendealerbeforetravellingabroadtofindoutaboutanylegalrequirementsandthe
followingpointsconcerningyourdestination:

Doesthevehicleneedanytechnicalmodificationsfordrivingabroad,e.g.maskingorswitchingtheheadlightsover?

Arethenecessarytools,diagnosisequipmentandsparepartsavailableforserviceandrepairwork?

ArethereanyVolkswagendealershipsinthecountryofdestination?

Forpetrolengines:isunleadedpetrolwiththecorrectoctanenumberavailable?

Fordieselengines:isdieselfuelwithalowsulphurlevelavailable?

Arethecorrectengineoil(EngineoilEngineoilEnginecompartmentEngineoil_3OilseeEngineoil_3)andotherservicefluidsinaccordance
withVolkswagenspecificationsavailableinthedestinationcountry?

Willthefactoryfittednavigationsystemworkinyourdestinationwiththenavigationdataavailable?

Arespecialtyresnecessaryfortravellinginthedestinationcountry?

NOTICE
Volkswagenisnotresponsibleforanyvehicledamagecausedbylowqualityfuel,inadequateservicingworkorlackofavailabilityof
GenuineParts.

Drivingthroughwater
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Pleasefollowthesepointsinordertopreventdamagetoyourvehiclewhendrivingthroughwater,forexampleonfloodedstreets:

Checkhowdeepthewaterisbeforedrivingthroughit.Thewatermaybenohigherthantheloweredgeofthebody .

Donotdrivefasterthanwalkingspeed.

Neverstopthevehicle,reverseorswitchofftheenginewhileinwater.

Oncomingvehicleswillcreatewavesthatcouldincreasethewaterlevelforyourvehicletosuchanextentthatitisnotsafetodrivethroughthewater.

Whendrivingthroughwater,alwaysswitchstart/stopsystemoffPullawayassistsystems.

WARNING
Afterdrivingthroughwater,mud,slushetc.,thebrakesmayreactslowlyandthebrakingdistancewillbeincreasedasthebrakediscs
andpadswillbewet,orpossiblyfrozen(inwinter).

Youcandryanddeicethebrakesusingcarefulbrakingmanoeuvres.Makesurethatyoudonotendangeranyotherroadusersor
violateanylegalrequirementswhiledoingthis.

Avoidabruptandsuddenbrakingmanoeuvresdirectlyafterdrivingthroughwater.

NOTICE
Ifyoudrivethroughwater,partsofthevehicle,suchastheengine,drivetrain,runninggearandvehicleelectrics,couldsustain
severedamage.

Neverdrivethroughsaltwaterassaltcancausecorrosion.Rinseallcomponentsthathavebeenexposedtosaltwaterthoroughly
withfreshwater.

Technicaldata
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Vehicleidentificationdata
Enginedata
Dimensions
Performancefigures

Thevehicledatastickerintheservicescheduleorthevehicleregistrationdocumentsshowwhichengineisinstalledinyourvehicle.

Alldataintheofficialvehicledocumentstakeprecedenceoverthesedata.Alldatainthismanualarevalidforthebasicmodel.Thefiguresmaybe
differentifadditionalequipmentisfitted,fordifferentmodels,forspecialvehiclesandforothercountries.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
TransportingTransporting

DrivingwithrespectfortheenvironmentDrivingwithrespectfortheenvironment

FuelFuel

EngineoilEngineoil

EnginecoolantCoolant

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

ConsumerinformationConsumerinformation

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WARNING
Ignoringorexceedingthevaluesgivenfortheweights,payloads,vehicledimensionsandmaximumspeedcouldleadtoaccidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Vehicleidentificationdata

Fig.17(A)Vehicledatasticker:exampleshowsavehiclewithenginecodeCBFA(B)Typeplate

Fig.18Vehicleidentificationnumber

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Vehicleidentificationnumber
ThevehicleidentificationnumbercanbereadfromoutsidethevehiclethroughaviewerinthewindscreenFig.18.Theviewerislocatedonthesidein
thelowerpartofthewindscreen.Thevehicleidentificationnumberisalsoengravedontherightwaterdrainchannel.Thewaterdrainchannelislocated
betweenthesuspensionturretandwing.Youhavetoopenthebonnet togainaccesstothevehicleidentificationnumberPreparationforworking
intheenginecompartment.

Vehicledatasticker
ThevehicledatastickerFig.17Aisinthesparewheelwellareaintheluggagecompartment.Itcontainsthefollowingdata:

Vehicleidentificationnumber(chassisnumber)

Vehicletype,enginepower,gearboxtype

Engineandgearboxcode,paintnumber,interiorequipment.Intheexample,theenginecodeisCBFAFig.17.

Optionalextras,PRnumbers

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Thesevehicledataarealsocontainedintheserviceschedule.

Typeplate
ThetypeplateFig.17Bcanbeseenonthelowerpartofthedoorpillarwhenthedoorisopen.Vehiclesforcertainexportcountriesdonothavea
typeplate.

Thetypeplatecontainsthefollowingdata:

Grossvehicleweightrating

Grosscombinationweight(vehicleplustrailer)

Grossaxleweightrating,front

Grossaxleweightrating,rear

Enginedata

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Forreasonsofvehicleregistrationandvehicletaxation,thepoweroutputandperformanceofsomeenginesmayvaryinsomecountriesfromthe
informationgiveninthisbooklet.

Petrolengines

Enginepower Injection EC Maximumtorque Cylinders,


technology capacity
200Nmat 4cylinders,
90kWat5,000rpm TSI CAXA
1,5004,000rpm 1,390ccm

250Nmat 4cylinders,
118kWat4,5006,200rpm TSI CDAA
1,5004,500rpm 1,798ccm

280Nmat 4cylinders,
155kWat5,3006,200rpm TSI CCZB
1,7005,200rpm 1,984ccm

350Nmat 6cylinders,
220kWat6,600rpm FSI BWS
2,4005,300rpm 3,597ccm

Dieselengines

Enginepower Injection EC Maximumtorque Cylinders,


technology capacity
77kWat4,400rpm 250Nmat 4cylinders,
TDI CAYC
withDPF 1,5002,500rpm 1,598ccm

100kWat4,200rpm 320Nmat 4cylinders,


TDI CFFA
withDPF 1,7502,500rpm 1,968ccm

103kWat4,200rpm 320Nmat 4cylinders,


TDI CFFB
withDPF 1,7502,500rpm 1,968ccm

Enginepower Injection EC Maximumtorque Cylinders,


technology capacity
125kWat4,200rpm 350Nmat 4cylinders,
TDI CFGB
withDPF 1,7502,500rpm 1,968ccm
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withDPF 1,7502,500rpm 1,968ccm

125kWat4,200rpm 350Nmat 4cylinders,


TDI CLLA
withPRS 1,7502,500rpm 1,968ccm

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower Injection EC Maximumtorque Cylinders,


technology capacity
220Nmat 4cylinders,
110kWat5,500rpm TSI CDGA
1,5004,500rpm 1,390ccm

E85MultiFuelengine

Enginepower Injection EC Maximumtorque Cylinders,


technology capacity
240Nmat 4cylinders,
118kWat5,800rpm TSI CKMA
1,5004,500rpm 1,390ccm

Dimensions

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Length 4,7694,874mm

Width 1,820mm

Heightatkerbweight 1,4551,490mm

Wheelbase 2,711mm

Minimumturningcirclediameter a) 11.4m

Fronttracka) 1,5421,553mm

Reartracka) 1,5411,555mm

Groundclearanceatgrossvehicleweightrating 120mm

NOTICE
Takecarewhendrivingincarparkswithprotrudingpavementelementsorbollards,forexample.Theseobjectswhichprotrudefrom
thegroundsurfacecandamagethebumperandothervehiclecomponentswhenyouareparkingyourvehicle.

Drivecarefullyoverdriveways,ramps,kerbstonesandotherobjects.Lowlyingvehiclecomponentssuchasthebumper,spoilerand
partsoftherunninggear,engineorexhaustsystemcouldbedamaged.

a) Deviationsarepossible,dependingonwheelandtyresize.

Performancefigures

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Forreasonsofvehicleregistrationandvehicletaxation,thepoweroutputandperformanceofsomeenginesmayvaryinsomecountriesfromthe
informationgiveninthisbooklet.

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Petrolengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumspeed

MG6 203km/ha) ,b)


90kW CAXA
DSG7 203km/hc) ,b)

MG6 220km/h
118kW CDAA
DSG7 220km/hc)

MG6 240km/ha)
155kW CCZB
DSG6 238km/h

220kW BWS DSG64MOTION 250km/h

Dieselengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumspeed

MG6 195km/hd)
77kWwithDPF
CAYC DSG7 193km/he)

77kWBlueMotionwithDPF MG6 198km/hd)

100kWwithDPF CFFA MG6 210km/hd)

MG6 213km/hd)

103kWwithDPF CFFB MG64MOTION 210km/h

DSG6 211km/hd)

MG6 227km/h

125kWwithDPF CFGB DSG6 223km/hd)

DSG64MOTION 220km/h

125kWwithPRS CLLA f) km/hf)

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumspeed

MG6 214km/hg)
110kW CDGA
DSG7 214km/hh)

E85MultiFuelengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumspeed

MG6 220km/hi)
118kW CKMA
DSG7 220km/hj)

Incertainvehicleswithheavydutysuspension,theenginecouldbegovernedtoprovideamaximumspeedof210km/h.

Theperformancefiguresweremeasuredwithoutequipmentwhichmayinfluenceperformance,suchasaroofcarrierormudflaps.

a) Maximumspeedisreachedin5thgear.
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a) Maximumspeedisreachedin5thgear.

b) Forvehicleswithstart/stopsystem:205km/h.

c) Maximumspeedisreachedin6thgear.

d)
Maximumspeedisreachedin5thgear.

e)
Maximumspeedisreachedin6thgear.

f) Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

g) Maximumspeedisreachedin5thgear.

h) Maximumspeedisreachedin6thgear.

i)
Maximumspeedisreachedin5thgear.

j)
Maximumspeedisreachedin6thgear.

Openandclose
Vehiclekeyset
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Vehiclekey
Sparekey
Indicatorlampinthevehiclekey
Replacingthebattery
Synchronisingthevehiclekey

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
SettingsintheVolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

StartingandstoppingtheengineStartingandstoppingtheengine

ConsumerinformationConsumerinformation

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

DANGER
Swallowingbatterieswithadiameterof20mmorotherlithiumbatteriescanresultinsevereorevenfatalinjurieswithinaveryshort
periodoftime.

Alwayskeepthevehiclekey,keyringwithbatteries,sparebatteries,roundcellsandotherbatteriesthatarelargerthan20mmoutof
thereachofchildren.
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thereachofchildren.

Obtainmedicalassistanceimmediatelyifyoususpectthatsomeonehasswallowedabattery.

WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenusingthevehiclekeyotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.Childrenorunauthorisedpersonscouldlockthedoorsand
bootlid,starttheengine,switchontheignitionandthusoperateelectricalequipment,suchastheelectricwindows.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehicle.Theycouldbecometrappedinthecarinanemergencyand
willnotbeabletogetthemselvestosafety.Dependingonthetimeofyear,forexample,alockedvehiclecanbesubjectedtoveryhigh
orverylowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseseriousinjuriesandillnessorfatalities,especiallyforsmallchildren.

Neverremovethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionifthevehicleisinmotion.Thesteeringcolumnlockmaybeactivatedandyouwillno
longerbeabletosteerthevehicle.

Vehiclekey

Fig.19Vehiclekey

Fig.20Vehiclekeywithalarmbutton

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Vehiclekey
Thekeycanbeusedtolockandunlockthecarfromadistance.

Theremotecontroltransmitterandthebatteryareintegratedinthekey.Thereceiverisinthevehicleinterior.Theremotecontrolrangeisseveralmetres
aroundthevehiclewhenthebatteryisfullycharged.

Ifthevehiclecannotbeopenedandclosedusingthevehiclekey,thevehiclekeywillhavetoberesynchronisedSynchronisingthevehiclekey,orthe
batteryinthekeyreplacedReplacingthebattery.

Severalvehiclekeyscanbeused.

Alarmbutton
OnlypressthealarmbuttonintheeventofanemergencyFig.20!Oncethebuttonispressed,thehornissoundedandthevehiclelightsflash.Press
thealarmbuttonagaintoswitchoffthealarm.

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Replacementkey
Thevehiclechassisnumberisrequiredifyouorderareplacementkeyoradditionalremotecontrolkeys.

Everynewkeycontainsamicrochipwhichmustbeencodedwiththedataforthevehicle'selectronicimmobilizer.Avehiclekeywillnotworkifitisnotfitted
withamicrochip,orifthemicrochiphasnotbeenencoded.Thisalsoappliestokeyswhichhavebeencuttofitthevehicle.

NewvehiclekeysorreplacementkeysareavailablefromVolkswagendealershipsorfromqualifiedworkshopsandauthorisedkeyserviceswhichare
qualifiedtomanufacturethesekeys.

NewandreplacementkeysneedtobesynchronisedbeforeuseSynchronisingthevehiclekey.

NOTICE
Everyvehiclekeycontainselectroniccomponents.Protectthekeyfromdamage,moistureandexcessivevibration.

Pressthebuttonsonthekeyonlyifthecorrespondingfunctionisactuallyneeded.Pressingabuttonwhenthefunctionisnotrequiredcouldleadto

thevehiclebeingunlockedunintentionallyorthealarmgoingoff.Thisalsoappliesevenwhenyouarenotwithintheeffectiverange.

Thefunctionofthevehiclekeycanbeaffectedtemporarilyifthereismorethanonetransmitterinthedirectvicinityworkingonthesamefrequency

(e.g.atwowayradioormobiletelephone).

Obstaclesbetweenthekeyandthevehicle,badweatherconditionsandaweakbatterycanreducetherangeoftheremotecontrol.

IfthebuttonsonthevehiclekeysFig.19orFig.20oroneofthecentrallockingbuttonsCentrallockingsystemarepressedrepeatedly

withinashortperiodoftime,thecentrallockingsystemwillswitchoffbrieflytopreventoverloading.Thevehiclewillthenbeunlocked.Lockthevehicleif
necessary.

Sparekey

Fig.21Vehiclekey:pressbuttonandremovethesparekeybythering

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AsparekeyFig.21islocatedinthevehiclekey.Itcanbeusedformanuallockingandunlocking.

InthevehiclekeyFig.21:

Pressbuttontoremovethesparekey.Pulloutthesparekey.

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Sparekeyinvehiclekeywithattachmentring,e.g.forsecuringtokeyring.

Sparekeyremoved.

Tostorethesparekeyintheopening,pushitintotheopeningforthevehiclekeyuntilthesparekeyengages.

Thesparekeyisintendedtobeusedforthefollowingtasks:

SwitchingthefrontpassengerfrontairbagonoroffmanuallyusingthekeyswitchAirbagsystem.

LockingorunlockingthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengersideStowing.

ManuallylockingandunlockingthevehicleManualopeningorclosing.

Indicatorlampinthevehiclekey

Fig.22Indicatorlampinthevehiclekey

Fig.23Indicatorlampinthevehiclekey

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Ifabuttoninthevehiclekeyispressedbriefly,theindicatorlamp(arrow)Fig.22orFig.23flashesonce.Thelampwillflashseveraltimesifthe
buttonispressedandheld,e.g.convenienceopening.

Iftheindicatorlampinthekeydoesnotlightupwhenabuttonispressed,thebatteryinthekeyshouldbereplacedReplacingthebattery.

Replacingthebattery

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Fig.24Openingthebatterycoveronthevehiclekey

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Volkswagenrecommendshavingthebatterieschangedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

ThebatteryislocatedontherearsideofthevehiclekeyunderneathacoverFig.24.

Replacingthebattery
RemovethesparekeyfromthevehiclekeySparekey.

PushthecoverFig.24Ainthedirectionofthearrowandremove .

RemovethecoverontherearofthevehiclekeywithasuitableobjectinthedirectionofthearrowFig.24B.

Usingasuitablethinobject,leverthebatteryoutofthebatterycompartmentFig.24C.

InsertthenewbatteryasshownFig.24Candpushintothebatterycompartmentagainstthedirectionofthearrow .

FitthecoverasshownFig.24Bandpushontothevehiclekeyhousingagainstthedirectionshownbythearrowuntilitengages .

PushthecoverasshownFig.24Aontothevehiclekeyhousingandpushagainstthedirectionofthearrowuntilitengages.

NOTICE
Thevehiclekeycanbedamagedifthebatteryisnotchangedproperly.

Unsuitablebatteriescandamagethevehiclekey.Replaceadischargedbatteryonlywithanewbatteryofthesamevoltagerating,size
andspecification.

Ensurethatthebatteryisfittedtherightwayround.

Disposeofdischargedbatteriesinaccordancewithregulationsgoverningtheprotectionoftheenvironment.

Synchronisingthevehiclekey

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Itmaynolongerbepossibletolockorunlockthevehiclewiththeremotecontrolifthe buttonispressedrepeatedlyoutsideoftheeffectiverange
ofthevehiclekey.Ifthisisthecase,thevehiclekeyshouldberesynchronisedasfollows:

RemovethesparekeyfromthevehiclekeySparekey.

RemovethecoverofthedoorhandleinthedriverdoorManualopeningorclosing.

Pressthe buttoninthevehiclekey.Remainstandingclosetothevehicle.
Unlockthevehiclewiththesparekeywithinoneminute.

Switchontheignitionusingthevehiclekey.Thesynchronisationprocessiscomplete.

Pushthesparekeyintothevehiclekeyandfitthecover.

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Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
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Lockingandunlockingthevehiclefromtheoutside
Lockingandunlockingthevehiclefromtheinside
Lockingandunlockingavehiclewith
SAFELOCKmechanism
Antitheftalarm
Interiormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm

Thecentrallockingsystemwillonlyworkcorrectlywhenalldoorsandthebootlidareproperlyclosed.Thevehiclecannotbelockedwiththekeyifthe
driverdoorisopen.

Ifthevehicleisunlockedandnotusedforalongtime(e.g.inyourowngarage)thevehiclebatterycoulddischargeortheenginemaynotstart.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

PersonalconveniencesettingsintheVolkswageninformationsystemManualopeningorclosing

VehiclekeysetVehiclekeyset

DoorsDoors

BootlidBootlid

ElectricwindowsElectricwindows

Sliding/tiltingroofSliding/tiltingroof

TowingatrailerTowingatrailer

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

WARNING
Improperuseofthecentrallockingsystemcouldcauseseriousinjury.

Thecentrallockingsystemlocksalldoors.Lockingthevehiclefromtheinsidemaypreventthedoorsfrombeingopened
unintentionallyandunauthorisedpersonsfromenteringthevehicle.However,lockeddoorscandelayassistancetopassengers
insidethevehicleintheeventofanaccidentoremergency.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehicle.Alldoorscanbelockedfromtheinsideusingthecentral
lockingbutton.Thismaymeanthatpeoplelockthemselvesinthevehicle.Personslockedinthevehiclemaybesubjectedtovery
highorverylowtemperatures.

Dependingonthetimeofyear,alockedvehiclecanbesubjectedtoveryhighorverylowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseserious
injuriesandillnessorfatalities,especiallyforsmallchildren.

Neverleaveanyoneinsidealockedvehicle.Peopleinthevehiclecouldbecometrappedinanemergencyandwillnotbeabletoget
themselvestosafety.

Doorsandthebootlidshouldthereforeonlybeopenedorclosedwhenyouaresurethatnobodyisintheirpath.

Descriptionofthecentrallockingsystem

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thecentrallockingsystemenablesyoutolockandunlockallthedoors,thebootlidandthetankflapfromonepoint:

FromoutsidethevehiclewiththevehiclekeyVehiclekeyset.

FromoutsidewithKeylessAccessLockingandunlockingavehiclewithKeylessAccess.

FrominsidethevehiclewiththecentrallockingbuttonLockingandunlockingthevehiclefromtheinside.

SpecialfunctionsforthecentrallockingsystemcanbeactivatedordeactivatedusingtheConveniencesubmenuintheSettingsmenuorbyaqualified
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Thedoorsandthebootlidcanbelockedorunlockedmanuallyifthevehiclekeyorcentrallockingsystemfails.

Automaticlocking(AutoLock)
Thevehiclemaylockitselfautomaticallyasofaspeedofapproximately15km/h(10mph)Volkswageninformationsystem.Theindicatorlamp in
thecentrallockingbuttonwilllightupyellowwhenthevehicleislockedFig.27.

Automaticunlocking(AutoUnlock)
Whenthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlock,thevehiclewillautomaticallyunlockalldoorsandthebootlidifnecessaryVolkswagen
informationsystem.

Lockingthevehicleaftertheairbagshavebeendeployed
Theentirevehicleisunlockediftheairbagsareactivatedduringanaccident.Dependingonthelevelofdamage,thevehiclecanbelockedafteran
accidentasfollows.

Function Action
Switchoffignition.
Lockingthevehiclewiththecentrallocking
Openoneofthevehicledoorsonce.
button:
Presscentrallockingbutton .

Switchofftheignition.
OR:removethekeyfromtheignitionlock.
Lockingthevehicleusingthevehiclekey:
Openoneofthevehicledoorsonce.
Lockthevehiclewiththevehiclekey.

IfthebuttonsVehiclekeysetonthevehiclekeyoroneofthecentrallockingbuttonsCentrallockingsystemarepressedrepeatedlywithin

ashortperiodoftime,thecentrallockingsystemwillswitchoffbrieflytopreventoverloading.Thevehicleisthenunlockedforapproximately30seconds.If
nodoororthetailgateareopenedduringthistimethevehiclewilllockagainautomatically.

Lockingandunlockingthevehiclefromtheoutside

Fig.25Buttonsinthevehiclekey

Fig.26Vehiclekeywithalarmbutton

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Function ButtonstobeusedinthevehiclekeyFig.25orFig.26

Unlockingthevehicle. Pressthe button.Pressandholdforconvenienceopening.

Lockingthevehicle. Pressthe button.Pressandholdforconvenienceclosing.

Unlockingthebootlid. Pressthe button.ThebootlidopensupwardsautomaticallyBootlid.

Pleasenote:dependingonthesettingsmadeforthecentrallockingsystemintheConveniencesubmenu,allofthedoorsandthebootlidmayonlybe
unlockedoncethe buttonhasbeenpressedtwiceVolkswageninformationsystem.

Thevehiclekeywilllockorunlockthevehicleonlywhenthebatteryhasenoughpowerandthekeyislocatedwithinafewmetresofthevehicle.

Whenthevehicleislocked,allturnsignalswillflashonceasconfirmation.

Whenthevehicleisunlocked,allturnsignalswillflashtwiceasconfirmation.

Iftheturnsignalsdonotflashasconfirmation,atleastoneofthedoorsorthebootlidisnotclosed.

Thevehiclecannotbelockedusingthevehiclekeyifthedriverdoorisstillopen.Thevehiclewillbelockedagainautomaticallyifyoudonotopenoneofthe
doorsorthebootlidafewsecondsafterunlockingthecar.Thisfunctionpreventsthevehiclefromremainingunlockediftheunlockingbuttonispressedby
mistake.

Convenienceopeningandclosing
SeeelectricwindowsfunctionsElectricwindows.

Seesliding/tiltingrooffunctionsSliding/tiltingroof.

Lockingandunlockingthevehiclefromtheinside

Fig.27Inthedriverdoor:centrallockingbutton

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PressthebuttonFig.27:

Unlocksthevehicle.

Locksthevehicle.

Thecentrallockingbuttonworkswhentheignitionisswitchedonandwhenitisswitchedoff.Alldoorsmustbeclosed.

Ifthevehiclehasbeenlockedwiththevehiclekey,thecentrallockingbuttondoesnotwork.

Pleasenotethefollowingwhenusingthecentrallockingbuttontolockthevehicle:

Theindicatorlamp inthebuttonFig.27willlightupyellowwhenalldoorsandthebootlidarelocked.
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Theindicatorlamp inthebuttonFig.27willlightupyellowwhenalldoorsandthebootlidarelocked.

TheSAFELOCKmechanismwillnotbeactivatedSAFELOCKmechanism.

Theantitheftalarmwillnotbeactivated.

Itisnotpossibletoopenthedoorsorbootlidfromoutside,forinstancewhenstoppedattrafficlights.

Thedoorscanbeunlockedandopenedfrominsidebypullingthedoorreleasehandle.Theindicatorlamp goesout.Youmayhavetopullthedoor
releaselevermorethanonce.

Thevehiclewillunlockautomaticallyoncethevehiclehascometoastandstillandthevehiclekeyhasbeenremoved,iftheautomaticunlockingfunctionis
activeDescriptionofthecentrallockingsystem,orthe Fig.27buttonispressed.

LockingandunlockingavehiclewithKeylessAccess

Fig.28KeylessAccesslockingandstartingsystem:(A)operatingranges.(B)Bootlidwithsensorcontrolledopening(Easyopen)

Fig.29KeylessAccesslockingandstartingsystem:sensorforlockingontheinsideofthedoorhandleandsensorforunlockingontheoutsideofthe
doorhandle

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KeylessAccessisalockingandstartingsystemthatallowsthevehicletobelockedorunlockedwithoutusingthekey.Theonlyrequirementsarethata
validvehiclekeyislocatedintheoperatingrangeofthevehicleFig.28AandthatoneofthedoorhandlesensorsFig.29istouchedorthe

VolkswagenbadgeonthebootlidisactivatedBootlid .

Generalnotes
IfavalidvehiclekeyisintheoperatingrangeFig.28A,theKeylessAccesslockingandstartingsystemauthorisesthekeytoobtainaccesstothe
vehicleassoonasthesensoronthedoorhandleistouchedortheVolkswagenbadgeonthebootlidisactivated.Thefollowingfunctionscanthenbe
performedwithoutactiveuseofthevehiclekey:

Keylessentry:unlocksthevehicleviathe4doorhandlesortheVolkswagenbadgeonthebootlid.

KeylessGo:startstheengineanddrives.Todothis,theremustbeavalidvehiclekeyinsidethevehicle,andthestarterbuttonmustbepressed
Startingandstoppingtheengine.

KeylessExit:locksthevehicleviaoneofthe4doorhandles.

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Easyopen:opensthebootlidthroughafootmovementunderneaththerearbumper.

Thecentrallockingsystemfunctionsaswiththenormalunlockingandlockingsystem.Onlythecontrolelementsaredifferent.

Thevehicleunlockingprocedureisconfirmedbyalltheturnsignalsflashingtwiceandthelockingprocedurebytheturnsignalsflashingonce.

Thevehiclewillbelockedagainifyoudonotopenoneofthedoorsorthebootlidafewsecondsafterunlockingthecar.

Unlockingandopeningthedoors(KeylessEntry)
Gripthedoorhandle.Intheprocess,thesensorFig.29(arrow)inthedoorhandleistouchedandthevehicleisunlocked.

Openthedoor.

Closingandlockingthedoors(KeylessExit)
Closethedriverdoor.

TouchthesensorinthedoorhandleFig.29(arrow)once.ThecarislockedwiththeSAFELOCKmechanismSAFELOCKmechanism
active.Thedoorbeingusedmustbeclosed.

TouchthesensorFig.29(arrow)inthedoorhandletwicetolockthevehiclewithouttheSAFELOCKmechanismSAFELOCKmechanism.

Lockingandunlockingthebootlid
Ifthevehicleislocked,thebootlidwillbeunlockedautomaticallywhenopenedifavalidvehiclekeyislocatedwithintheoperatingrangeofthebootlid
Fig.28A.

OpenandclosethebootlidasnormalBootlid.

Thebootlidislockedautomaticallyafteritisclosed.Thebootlidwillnotlockautomaticallyafteritisclosedifthefollowingdoesnothappen:

Thevehicleiscompletelyunlocked.

Thereisavalidvehiclekeyinsidethevehicle.

Bootlidwithsensorcontrolledopening(Easyopen)
OnceavalidvehiclekeyenterstheoperatingrangeofthebootlidFig.28A,thebootlidcanbeunlockedandopenedbymovingyourfootinthe
sensorareaunderneaththerearbumperFig.28B.

Switchofftheignition.

Standinfrontofthemiddleoftherearbumper.

Makequickmovementswithyourfootandshinascloseaspossibletothebumper.Theshinmustbeoverthesensorareaandfootunderneathit
Fig.28B.

QuicklyremovefootandshinoncemorefromthesensorareasFig.28B.Thebootlidwillthenopen.

ThehighlevelbrakelightwilllightuponcetoshowthatthebootlidisbeingopenedusingEasyopen.

Thebootlidwilllockagainautomatically,providedthatthevehiclewaslockedbeforehandandaslongasthereisnovalidvehiclekeyinsidethevehicle.

Easyopenisnotavailableorhaslimitedavailabilityinthefollowingsituations(examples):

Iftherearbumperisdirty.

Iftherearbumperhasbecomewetfromsaltywater,e.g.afterdrivingthroughstreetswithsaltonthem.

Iftheelectricallyfoldingballcouplingisswivelledout.

Ifthevehicleistowingbrackethasbeenretrofitted.

Duringheavyrain,Easyopenwillbedeactivatedautomaticallyinordertopreventanincorrectactivation,e.g.byaflowofwater.

EasyopencanbesettoremainonoroffviatheConveniencesettingsintheVolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem.
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Responsewhenlockingthevehiclewithasecondvehiclekey
Ifavehiclekeyislocatedinsidethevehicle,thevehiclewillonlylockfromtheoutsideifasecondvalidvehiclekeyislocatedoutsidethevehicle,withinthe
keylessaccesssystem'soperatingrange.

Automaticswitchoffofthesensors
Ifthevehiclehasnotbeenlockedorunlockedforalongperiodoftime,thesensorsonthefrontpassengerdoorandreardoorswillswitchoff
automatically.

Ifasensorinoneofthedoorhandlesonalockedvehicleisactivatedunusuallyoften,forexample,ifbranchesfromahedgearerubbingagainstit,allof
theproximitysensorswillbeswitchedoffforsometime.

Thesensorsarereactivatedifanyofthefollowingtakesplace:

Sometimehaspassed.

OR:thevehicleisunlockedusingthe buttonintheremotecontrolkey.
OR:openingthebootlid.

OR:thevehicleisunlockedwiththesparekey.

Conveniencefunctions
Touseconvenienceclosingforallelectricwindowsandthesliding/tiltingroof,holdyourfingeronthelockingsensorFig.29(arrow)inthedoor
handleforafewsecondsuntilthewindowsand/orthesliding/tiltingroofhaveclosed.

Whenadoorhandleisgrasped,dooropeningwilloccurcorrespondingtothesettingsactivatedintheVolkswageninformationsystemSettings
ConveniencemenuVolkswageninformationsystem.

CAUTION
OnceavalidvehiclekeyenterstheoperatingrangeofthebootlidtheEasyopenfunctioncansometimesbetriggeredandthebootlid
canopen,e.g.whensweepingunderneaththerearbumper,byapowerfuljetofwaterorsteamorwithmaintenanceandrepairworksin
therearbumperarea.Ifthebootlidisopenedbymistakeitcancausedamagetopersonsinthepathofthebootlidandmaterialdamage.

Alwaysmakesuretherearenovalidvehiclekeysleftunattendedintheoperatingrangeofthebootlid.

AlwaysswitchofftheEasyopenfunctionviatheVolkswageninformationsystembeforeanymaintenanceandrepairworks.

AlwaysswitchofftheEasyopenfunctionviatheVolkswageninformationsystembeforethevehicleisbeingwashed.

AlwaysswitchofftheEasyopenfunctionviatheVolkswageninformationsystembeforefittingabicyclerackortowingatrailer.

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NOTICE
Itispossiblethatsensorsinthedoorhandleswillbeactivatedbyapowerfuljetofwaterorsteamifavalidvehiclekeyiswithinits
operatingrangeatthesametime.IfatleastonewindowisopenandthesensorFig.29(arrow)inadoorhandleispermanently
activated,allwindowsclose.Itispossiblethatallwindowswillopenifthejetofwaterorsteamismovedawayfromthedoorhandle
sensorFig.29(arrow)brieflyandthenmovedbackontoitConveniencefunctions.

ItmaynotbepossibletolockorunlockthevehicleusingKeylessAccessifthevehiclebatteryorbatteryinthevehiclekeyisweakordischarged.

ThevehiclecanbelockedorunlockedmanuallyManualopeningorclosing.

Ifthereisnovalidvehiclekeyinthevehicleorifthisisnotrecognised,acorrespondingdisplaywillbeshownintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.This

mayoccurifthevehiclekeyisobstructedbyanotherradiosignaloriscoveredbyanotheritem,e.g.analuminiumsuitcaseorbriefcase.

Thefunctionofthedoorhandlesensorsmaybelimitedbydirt,e.g.bysaltydeposits.CleanthevehicleasnecessaryCaringforandcleaning

thevehicleexterior.

AvehiclewithanautomaticgearboxcanonlybelockediftheselectorleverisinpositionP.

SAFELOCKmechanism

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Function Action

LockingthevehicleandactivatingtheSAFELOCKmechanism. Pressthe buttononthevehiclekeyonce.

Pressthe buttononthevehiclekeytwice.
LockingthevehiclewithoutactivatingtheSAFELOCKmechanism.
Pressthecentrallockingbutton inthedriverdooronce.

TheSAFELOCKmechanismdeactivatesthedooropeningleversifthevehiclehasbeenlocked.Thismakesitmoredifficulttobreakintothevehicle.The
doorscannolongerbeopenedfromtheinside .

Whentheignitionisswitchedoff,theinstrumentclusterdisplaywillinformyouabouttheactivatedSAFELOCKmechanism(SAFElockingor
SAFELOCK).

ThefollowingapplieswhentheSAFELOCKmechanismisdeactivated:
Thevehiclecanbeunlockedandopenedfromtheinsideusingthedoorreleaselever.

Theantitheftalarmisactive.

Theinteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarmaredeactivated.

Indicatorlampinthedriverdoor

Afterlockingthevehicle: Meaning
AredLEDflashesforapproximately2seconds,firstlyatshortintervalsandthen
TheSAFELOCKmechanismisactivated.
moreslowly.

AredLEDflashesforapproximately2secondsandthengoesout.TheLEDlight
TheSAFELOCKmechanismisdeactivated.
startstoflashagainafterapproximately30seconds.

AredLEDislitpermanentlyforapproximately30seconds. Faultinthelockingsystem.Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

WARNING
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AlwaystakecarewhenusingtheSAFELOCKmechanismotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Neverleaveanybodyinthevehicleifthevehiclehasbeenlockedusingthevehiclekey.Thedoorscannolongerbeopenedfromthe
insideoncetheSAFELOCKmechanismisactivated.

Lockeddoorscoulddelayassistanceinanemergency.Peoplecouldbecometrappedinsideinanemergencyifthedoorscannotbe
unlocked.

Antitheftalarm

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theantitheftalarmmakesitmoredifficulttobreakintothevehicleorstealit.

Theantitheftalarmisactivatedautomaticallywhenthevehicleislockedusingthevehiclekey.

Whendoesthesystemtriggeranalarm?
Theantitheftalarmwillsoundanacousticalarmforapproximately30secondsandtriggeravisiblewarningforupto5minutesifanyofthefollowing
unauthorisedactionsareperformedwhilethevehicleislocked:

WhenadoorthatwasunlockedmechanicallywiththesparekeyVehiclekeysetisopened.

Adoorisopened.

Thebonnetisopened.

Thebootlidisopened.

Theignitionisswitchedonusinganinvalidkey.

Thevehiclebatteryisdisconnected.

Movementinsidethevehicle(invehicleswithinteriormonitoringInteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm).

Towingofthevehicle(vehicleswithantitowalarmonlyInteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm).

Liftingofthevehicle(vehicleswithantitowalarmonlyInteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm).

Thevehicleistransportedonacarferryorbyrail(vehicleswithantitowalarmorinteriormonitoring)Interiormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm
.

AtrailerthatisconnectedtotheantitheftalarmsystemisremovedTowingatrailer.

Switchingoffthealarm
Unlockthevehicleusingtheunlockbuttononthevehiclekeyorswitchontheignitionusingavalidvehiclekey.InvehicleswithKeylessAccess,thealarm
canbeswitchedoffbygrippingthedoorhandleLockingandunlockingavehiclewithKeylessAccess.

Thealarmwillbetriggeredagainifapersongainsaccesstothesameoradifferentsecuredzoneafterthealarmhasbeenswitchedoff.For

example,ifthebootlidisopenedafteradoorhadbeenopened.

Theantitheftalarmwillnotbeactivatedifthevehicleislockedfromtheinsideusingthecentrallockingbutton .

Ifyouunlockthedriverdoormechanicallyusingthesparekey,onlythedriverdoorisunlocked,andnotthewholevehicle.TheSAFELOCK

mechanismonalldoorsisnotdeactivated(thedoorsarehowevernotunlocked)andthecentrallockingbuttonisnotactivateduntiltheignitionisswitched
on.

Theantitheftalarmwillnotfunctioncorrectlyifthevehiclebatteryisweakordischarged.

Interiormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm
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Fig.30Nexttothedriverseat:buttonforswitchingofftheinteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm

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Theinteriormonitoringsystemwilltriggeranalarmifmovementisdetectedinsidethevehiclewhenthevehicleislocked.

Theantitowalarmwillbetriggeredifthevehicleislifted.

Switchingontheinteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm
Lockthevehicleusingthevehiclekey.Whentheantitheftalarmisswitchedon,theinteriormonitoringandantitowalarmarealsoactive.

Switchingofftheinteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarm
TheorientationlightinginthebuttonFig.30mustbelitupwhenswitchingthesystemsoff.Toswitchtheorientationlightingon,removethekeyfrom
theignitionoropenoneofthedoors.

Pressthe buttonFig.30.Ayellowindicatorlampwilllightupinthebuttonuntilthevehicleislocked.
Closealldoorsandthebootlid.

Lockthevehicleusingthevehiclekey.Theinteriormonitoringandantitowingalarmareswitchedoffuntilthenexttimethevehicleislocked.

Thereforeswitchofftheinteriormonitoringsystemandantitowalarmbeforelockingthevehicleinanyofthefollowing,orsimilar,situations:

Ifyouleaveanimalsinsidethevehicleforashortperiod Centrallockingsystem.

Ifthevehicleistobeloadedontoanothervehicle.

Ifthevehicleistransported(e.g.onaferry).

Ifthevehicleisgoingtobetowedwithoneaxleofftheground.

Riskoffalsealarm
Interiormonitoringcanworkproperlyonlyifthevehicleisclosedfully.Observelegalrequirements.Afalsealarmcouldbetriggeredinanyofthefollowing
circumstances:

Ifoneormorewindowsarefullyorpartlyopen.

Ifthestowagecompartmentintheroofconsole(glassescompartment)isopen.

Ifthesliding/tiltingroofisfullyorpartlyopen.

Ifitemssuchasloosepiecesofpaperanditemsattachedtotheinteriormirror(e.g.airfresheners)areleftinthevehicle.

Ifamobiletelephonethatisleftinthevehiclevibrates.

Ifdoorsorthebootlidarestillopenwhentheantitheftalarmisactivated,onlytheantitheftalarmisactivated.Interiormonitoringandtheantitow

alarmarenotactivateduntilalldoorsandthebootlidareclosed.

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Doors
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglamp
Childprooflock

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

VehiclekeysetVehiclekeyset

CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

WARNING
Adoorwhichisnotclosedproperlycouldopensuddenlywhilethevehicleisinmotion.Thiscouldleadtosevereinjuries.

Stopassoonaspossibleandclosethedoor.

Makesurethatthedoorisclosedproperlyandthatthelockhasengaged.Thecloseddoormustbeflushwiththesurroundingbody
panels.

Thereforedoorsshouldonlybeopenedorclosedwhenyouaresurethatnobodyisintheirpath.

WARNING
Adoorwhichisbeingheldopenbythedoorcheckmaycloseinstrongwindsorifthevehicleisonaslope.Thiscouldleadtoinjuries.

Alwayskeepagoodgriponthehandlewhenopeningandclosingdoors.

Warninglamp

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
Atleastonevehicledoorisopenedornotproperlyclosed.
Opentheappropriatevehicledoorandthencloseitagain.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

Awarninglamp or lightsupintheinstrumentclusterdisplayifadoorisopenornotproperlyclosed.

Dependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel,symbolsmaybedisplayedintheinstrumentclusterinsteadofwarninglamps.Thesesymbolsarealsovisible
whentheignitionisswitchedoff.Thedisplaywillgooutapproximately15secondsafterthevehiclehasbeenlocked.

Childprooflock

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Fig.31Intheleftreardoor:childprooflockswitchedoff,switchedon

Fig.32Intherightreardoor:childprooflockswitchedoff,switchedon

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thechildprooflockpreventsthereardoorsfrombeingopenedfromtheinside,e.g.sothatchildrencannotopenthedoorsaccidentallywhilethevehicleis
inmotion.Whenthechildprooflockisactivatedthedoorcanonlybeopenedfromtheoutside.

Switchingthechildprooflockonoroff
Unlockthevehicleandopentheappropriatereardoor.

Usethesparekeytoturntheslottothedesiredposition.

SlotpositionFig.31orFig.32:

Childprooflockisswitchedoff.

Childprooflockisswitchedon.

WARNING
Whenthechildprooflockisactivated,thedoorcannotbeopenedfromtheinside.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehiclewhenthedoorsarelocked.Thismaymeanthatthesepeople
lockthemselvesinthevehicle.Theycouldbecometrappedinthevehicleinanemergencyandwillnotbeabletogetthemselvesto
safety.Personslockedinthevehiclemaybesubjectedtoveryhighorverylowtemperatures.

Dependingonthetimeofyear,alockedvehiclecanbesubjectedtoveryhighorverylowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseserious
injuriesandillnessorfatalities,especiallyforsmallchildren.

Bootlid
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Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglamp
Openingthebootlid
Closingthebootlid

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

TransportingDrivingnotes

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenunlocking,openingorclosingthebootlidotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Thebootlidshouldonlybeopenedorclosedwhennooneisinthedirectpathofthebootlidasitmoves.

Afterclosingthebootlid,checktomakesurethatitisclosedandlockedcorrectlysothatitdoesnotopenwhilethevehicleisin
motion.Theclosedbootlidmustbeflushwiththesurroundingbodypanels.

Alwayskeepthebootlidclosedwhilethevehicleismovingsothatnopoisonousexhaustfumescanenterthevehicleinterior.

Neveropenthebootlidifaloadisattachedtoit,e.g.arackorluggagecarrier.Inthesameway,thebootlidcannotbeopenedifthere
areobjects,e.g.bicycles,attachedtoit.Onceopened,thebootlidmaycloseunderitsownweightduetotheadditionalload.Support
thebootlidasnecessaryorremovetheloadfromthesurface.

Closeandlockthebootlidandallvehicledoorswhenthevehicleisnotinuse.Ensurethatnooneremainsinthevehicle.

Neverleavechildrenplayingunattendedinoraroundthevehicle,especiallywhenthebootlidisopen.Childrencouldclimbintothe
luggagecompartmentandshutthebootlid,therebytrappingthemselvesinside.Dependingonthetimeofyear,alockedvehiclecan
besubjectedtoveryhighorverylowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseseriousinjuriesandillnessorfatalities,especiallyforsmall
children.

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lockthevehicleandtherebytrapthemselvesinside.

NOTICE
Beforeopeningthebootlid,pleasecheckthatthereisenoughspacetoopenandclosethebootlid,e.g.whentowingatrailerorwhenin
agarage.

Warninglamp

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
Thebootlidisopenornotproperlyclosed.
Openthebootlidandthencloseitagain.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

Awarninglamp lightsupintheinstrumentclusterdisplayifthebootlidisopenornotproperlyclosed.

Dependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel,symbolsmaybedisplayedintheinstrumentclusterinsteadofwarninglamps.Thesesymbolsarealsovisible
whentheignitionisswitchedoff.Thedisplaywillgooutapproximately15secondsafterthevehiclehasbeenlocked.

WARNING
Abootlidwhichisnotclosedproperlycouldopensuddenlywhilethevehicleisinmotion.Thiscouldleadtosevereinjuries.

Stopassoonaspossibleandclosethebootlid.

Afterclosingthebootlid,alwayscheckthatitisproperlysecured.

Openingthebootlid

Fig.33Inthedriverdoor:releasebuttonforthebootlid

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Fig.34Openingthebootlidfromtheoutside

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Beforeopeningthebootlid,alwaysremoveanyitemsofluggagethatareontheluggagecarrierattachedtothebootlid .

Openingbootlidwiththebuttoninthedriverdoor
Pullupthe buttoninthedriverdoorFig.33.Thebootlidwillthenopenitself.

Thebuttonworksevenwhentheignitionisswitchedoff.

Openingthebootlidusingthevehiclekey
Keepthe buttoninthevehiclekeypresseddownuntilthebootlidopensitselfCentrallockingsystem.

Openingbootlidwithsensorcontrolledopening(Easyopen)
InvehicleswithKeylessAccessthebootlidcanbeopenedbymovingyourfootinthesensorareaunderneaththerearbumperCentrallockingsystem
.

OpeningusingtheVolkswagenemblem
Unlockthevehicleoropenoneofthedoors.

PressthetoppartoftheVolkswagenbadgeFig.34withyourthumbandpushoutthebottompartofthebadge.Thebootlidwillthenopenitself.

WARNING
Seriousinjuriescouldoccurifthebootlidisunlockedoropenedincorrectlyorwithoutduecareandattention.

Thebootlidmaynotalwaysbedetectedasbeingunlockedifthereisacarrieranditemsattachedtoit.Thebootlidmayopen
suddenlywhilethevehicleisinmotionifitisunlocked.

Atoutsidetemperaturesoflessthan0C(+32F),thegasstrutscannotalwayslifttheopenedbootlidautomatically.Inthisinstance,guidetheboot

lidupbyhand.

Closingthebootlid

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Fig.35Openbootlid:handlerecessesforclosingthebootlid

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Closingbootlid
GriponeoftherecessesintheinteriortrimofthebootlidFig.35(arrow).

Pullthebootliddownwithsomeforceuntilitengagesinthelock.

Checkthatthebootlidissecurelylocked.

Lockingthebootlid
Thevehiclewillbelockedagainautomaticallyifyoudonotopenoneofthedoorsorthebootlidapproximately30secondsafterunlockingthecar.This
functionpreventsthevehiclefromremainingunlockediftheunlockingbuttonispressedbymistake.

Thebootlidcanonlybelockedwhenitisproperlyclosedandengaged.

Thebootlidisalsolockedbythecentrallockingsystem.

Ifthebootlidofalockedvehicleisunlockedusingthe buttoninthevehiclekey,itwilllockagainassoonasitisclosed.
Ifthebootlidisclosedbutnotlocked,itwillbelockedautomaticallyoncethevehiclereachesaspeedofapproximately9km/h(6mph).

WARNING
Seriousinjuriescouldoccurifthebootlidisclosedincorrectlyorwithoutduecareandattention.

Neverleavechildrenplayingunattendedinoraroundthevehicle,especiallywhenthebootlidisopen.Childrencouldclimbintothe
luggagecompartmentandshutthebootlid,therebytrappingthemselvesinside.Dependingonthetimeofyear,alockedvehiclecan
besubjectedtoextremelyhighorlowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseseriousinjuriesorillness.Itcouldevenhavefatal
consequences.

Beforeclosingthebootlid,checkthatthevehiclekeyisnotintheluggagecompartment.

Electricwindows
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Openingorclosingthewindowselectrically
Electricwindowsfunctions
Rollbackfunctionfortheelectricwindows

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
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Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenusingtheelectricwindowsotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Theelectricwindowsshouldonlybeopenedorclosedwhenyouaresurethatnobodyisintheiroperatingarea.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehiclewhenthevehicleislocked.Thewindowscannolongerbe
openedinanemergency.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.Thewindowscanstillbeoperatedusingthebuttonsseveral
minutesaftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedoff,providedthedriverdoorandthefrontpassengerdoorarenotopened.

Whentransportingchildrenontherearbenchseat,therearelectricwindowsshouldalwaysbedeactivatedusingthesafetybuttonso
thattheycannotbeopenedorclosed.

NOTICE
Duringsuddenrainshowers,watercouldenterthevehicleinteriorviaopenwindowsandcausedamagetothevehicle.

Openingorclosingthewindowselectrically

Fig.36Inthedriverdoor:buttonsforthefrontandrearelectricwindows

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Buttonsinthedriverdoor
KeyforFig.36:

Forthewindowsinthefrontdoors.

Forthewindowsinthereardoors.

Safetybutton.

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Openingandclosingthewindows

Function Action

Opening: Pressthe button.

Closing: Pullthe button.

Stoppingtheonetouchfunction: Pressorpullthebuttonfortheappropriatewindowagain.

ThesafetyswitchFig.36disablestheelectricwindowbuttonsinthereardoors.Theyellowindicator
lampinthebuttonwilllightup.

Thewindowscanstillbeoperatedusingthebuttonsseveralminutesaftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedoff,providedthedriverdoorandthefront
passengerdoorarenotopened.Ifthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlockandthedriverdoorisopened,allelectricwindowscanbeopenedor
closedbyoperatingandholdingthecorrespondingwindowbuttoninthedriverdoor.Afterafewseconds,convenienceopening/closingisstarted
Convenienceopeningandclosing.

Electricwindowsfunctions

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Onetouchopeningandclosing
Theonetouchopeningandclosingfunctionmakesitpossibletofullyopenandclosethewindows.Theindividualbuttonsdonothavetobehelddownto
dothis.

Foronetouchclosing:pullthebuttonfortheappropriatewindowupbrieflyintothesecondposition.

Foronetouchopening:pressthebuttonfortheappropriatewindowdownbrieflyintothesecondposition.

Stoppingtheonetouchfunction:pressorpullthebuttonfortheappropriatewindowagain.

Restoringonetouchopeningandclosing
Theonetouchopeningandclosingfunctionisdeactivatedifthevehiclebatteryhasbeendisconnectedordischargedwhilewindowswerenotfullyclosed.
Thefunctionwillhavetobereset.

Closeallwindowsanddoors.

Pullupthebuttonforthewindowandholditinthispositionforatleastonesecond.

Letgoofthebuttonthenpullitupagainandholditinthisposition.Theonetouchfunctionisnowreadyforoperation.

Theonetouchfunctioncanberestoredforindividualwindowsorforseveralwindowsatthesametime.

Convenienceopeningandclosing
Thewindowscanbeopenedandclosedfromoutsidethevehicleusingthevehiclekey:

Pressandholdthelockingorunlockingbuttoninthevehiclekey.Allelectricwindowswillbeeitheropenedorclosed.

Tointerruptthisfunction,letgoofthelockingorunlockingbutton.

Duringconvenienceclosing,firstthewindowsandthenthesliding/tiltingroofwillbeclosed.

TheSettingsConveniencemenucanbeusedtomakevarioussettingsforoperatingthewindowsVolkswageninformationsystem.

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WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenusingtheelectricwindowsotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Theelectricwindowsshouldonlybeopenedorclosedwhenyouaresurethatnobodyisintheiroperatingarea.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehiclewhenthevehicleislocked.Thewindowscannolongerbe
openedinanemergency.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.Thewindowscanstillbeoperatedusingthebuttonsseveral
minutesaftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedoff,providedthedriverdoorandthefrontpassengerdoorarenotopened.

Whentransportingchildrenontherearbenchseat,therearelectricwindowsshouldalwaysbedeactivatedusingthesafetybuttonso
thattheycannotbeopenedorclosed.

Theonetouchfunctionandrollbackfunctionwillnotworkifthereisafaultintheelectricwindows.Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

Rollbackfunctionfortheelectricwindows

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Therollbackfunctionfortheelectricwindowscanreducetheriskofinjurieswhenthewindowsareclosing .Iftheonetouchclosingfunctionfora
windowdoesnotworkbecauseitisstifforisbeingobstructed,thewindowwillautomaticallyopenagain.

Checktoseewhythewindowhasnotclosed.

Trytoclosethewindowagain.

Ifthewindowisnotabletoclosetwicewithinabout10secondsbecauseitisstifforisbeingobstructed,automaticclosingisswitchedofffor
approximately10seconds.

Ifthewindowisstillobstructed,thewindowstopsatthispoint.Toclosethewindowwithouttherollbackfunction,pressthebuttonagainwithin10
seconds .

Closingthewindowwithouttherollbackfunction

Trytoclosethewindowagainwithinabout10secondsbyholdingthebutton.Therollbackfunctionisdeactivatedforasmallfunctionareaof
theclosingpath!

Iftheclosingprocesstakeslongerthanapproximately10seconds,therollbackfunctionwillbereactivated.Thewindowwillthenstopagainifitmeets
anotherobstacle.

Pleasegotoaqualifiedworkshopifthewindowstillcannotbeclosed.

WARNING
Closingtheelectricwindowswithouttherollbackfunctioncouldleadtosevereinjuries.

Alwaystakecarewhenclosingelectricwindows.

Ensurethatnobodyobstructsthepathoftheelectricwindows,especiallyiftherollbackfunctionisnotactive.

Therollbackfunctiondoesnotpreventfingersorotherbodypartsgettingpinchedagainstthewindowframeandbecominginjured.

TherollbackfunctionisalsoactivatedifthewindowsareclosedusingthevehiclekeyforconvenienceclosingConvenienceopeningandclosing

Sliding/tiltingroof
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Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Openingorclosingthesliding/tiltingroof
Sliding/tiltingrooffunctions
Rollbackfunctionforthesliding/tiltingroof
Solarfanandsolarroof

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenusingthesliding/tiltingroofotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Thereforethesliding/tiltingroofshouldonlybeopenedorclosedwhenyouaresurethatnobodyisinitsoperatingarea.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthecar,particularlyiftheyhaveaccesstothevehiclekey.Unsupervised
useofthevehiclekeycanlockthevehicle,starttheengine,switchontheignitionandoperatethesliding/tiltingroof.

Thesliding/tiltingroofcanbeoperatedforashortperiodaftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedoff,providedthedriverdoorandfront
passengerdoorarenotopened.

NOTICE
Inordertoavoiddamageinwinter,removeiceandsnowfromtheroofofthevehiclebeforeopeningortiltingthesliding/tiltingroof.

Thesliding/tiltingroofshouldalwaysbeclosedwhenyouleavethevehicleorwhenitstartstorain.Anyrainenteringthevehicle
whenthesliding/tiltingroofisopencouldcauseconsiderabledamagetotheelectricalsystem.Otherdamagetothevehiclecould
alsofollow.

Leavesandotherlooseitemsmustberemovedfromtheguiderailsofthesliding/tiltingroofatregularintervals,usingavacuumcleanerorby

hand.

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Ifthereisafaultinthesliding/tiltingroof,therollbackfunctionwillnotworkproperly.Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

Openingorclosingthesliding/tiltingroof

Fig.37Roof:rotaryswitchforthesliding/tiltingroof

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TurntherotaryknobFig.37totherequiredpositiontoselectthefollowingpositionsforthesliding/tiltingroof:

Closed

Intheconvenienceposition

Fullyopen

Tilted

Thesliding/tiltingroofwillworkonlywhentheignitionisswitchedon.Thesliding/tiltingroofcanbeoperatedseveralminutesaftertheignitionhasbeen
switchedoff,providedthedriverdoorandfrontpassengerdoorarenotopened.

Slidingheadliner
Theslidingheadlineropenswiththesliding/tiltingroofandcanbeclosedmanuallywhentheroofisclosed.

Sliding/tiltingrooffunctions

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Convenienceclosing
Thesliding/tiltingroofcanbeclosedfromoutsidethevehicleusingthevehiclekey:

Pressandholdthelockbuttononthevehiclekey.Thesliding/tiltingroofcloses.

Letgoofthelockbuttontointerruptthisfunction.

Duringconvenienceclosing,firstthewindowsandthenthesliding/tiltingroofcloses.

TheSettingsConvenienceWindowsettingmenucanbeusedtomakevarioussettingsforoperatingthewindowsandsliding/tiltingroof
Volkswageninformationsystem.

Thesliding/tiltingroofrotaryswitchremainsinthelastpositionselectediftheroofisclosedfromoutsidethevehicleusingconvenienceclosing.Itwill
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Thesliding/tiltingroofrotaryswitchremainsinthelastpositionselectediftheroofisclosedfromoutsidethevehicleusingconvenienceclosing.Itwill

havetoberepositionedthenexttimeyoudrive.

Rollbackfunctionforthesliding/tiltingroof

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Therollbackfunctioncanreducetheriskofinjurywhenclosingthesliding/tiltingroof .Ifthesliding/tiltingroofisnotabletoclosebecauseitisstuck
orobstructed,thenitwillopenagainautomatically.

Checktoseewhythesliding/tiltingroofhasnotclosed.

Trytoclosethesliding/tiltingroofagain.

Ifthesliding/tiltingroofisstillobstructed,thesliding/tiltingroofstopsatthispoint.Thesliding/tiltingroofthencloseswithouttherollbackfunction.

Closingthesliding/tiltingroofwithouttherollbackfunction
PushtherotaryknobatthefrontinpositionFig.37untilthesliding/tiltingroofisfullyclosed.

Thesliding/tiltingroofthencloseswithouttherollbackfunction.

Pleasegotoaqualifiedworkshopifthesliding/tiltingstillcannotbeclosed.

WARNING
Closingthesliding/tiltingroofwithouttherollbackfunctioncouldleadtosevereinjuries.

Alwaysclosethesliding/tiltingroofcarefully.

Ensurethatnobodyobstructstheoperatingareaofthesliding/tiltingroof,especiallyiftherollbackfunctionisnotactive.

Therollbackfunctiondoesnotpreventfingersorotherbodypartsgettingpinchedagainsttheroofframeandbecominginjured.

Therollbackfunctionisalsoactivatedifthewindowsandsliding/tiltingroofareclosedusingthevehiclekeyforconvenienceclosing

Convenienceopeningandclosing.

Solarfanandsolarroof

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Theroofoperationessentiallycorrespondstothedescriptionofthesliding/tiltingroofSliding/tiltingroof.Unlikethesliding/tiltingroof,thesliding
headlineronthesolarroofcannotbepushedopenorclosedmanually.

Inparkedvehiclesequippedwithasolarroof,theblowerfortheairconditioningsystemwillbeautomaticallyswitchedovertosolaroperationprovided
thereissufficientsunlight.Theblowermotorthenusessolarenergyandblowsairfromoutsideintothevehicle.

Conditionsforoptimumventilation:

Theairventsmustbeopen.

Theairconditioningsystem'sairrecirculationmodemustbeswitchedoff.

Requirementsforautomaticventilation
Theignitionmustbeswitchedoff.

Theambienttemperaturemustbewarmerthanapproximately+10C(+50F).

Theremustbesufficientsunlight.

Thesliding/tiltingroofmustbeclosedortilted.

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Thesolarcellsshouldnotbecoveredwithleaves,aroofcarriersystemoranyotheritems.

NOTICE
Donotdamagethesolarcellswhenyouarecleaningthevehicle.

Thesunvisorforthesolarroofisfixedtotheroofandcannotbemovedonitsown.

Sittingcorrectlyandsafely
Adjustingtheseatposition
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Thedangersofassuminganincorrectsittingposition
Correctsittingposition
Mechanicalcontrolsonthefrontseats
Electricalcontrolsonthefrontseats
Sportsseatswithpneumaticlumbarsupportandsidesupports
Adjustingtheheadrestraints
Removingandfittingtheheadrestraints
Adjustingthesteeringwheelposition
Centrearmrest

Numberofseats
Thevehiclehasatotalof5seats:2atthefrontand3attherear.Eachseatisequippedwithaseatbelt.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
SeatfunctionsSeatfunctions

SeatbeltsSeatbelts

AirbagsystemAirbagsystem

Childseats(accessories)Childseats(accessories)

WARNING
Assuminganincorrectsittingpositioninthevehiclecanincreasetheriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesduringasuddendrivingorbraking
manoeuvreintheeventofacollisionoraccidentoriftheairbagsaretriggered.

Allvehicleoccupantsmustassumeacorrectsittingpositionbeforesettingoff.Maintainthispositionthroughoutthetrip.Thisalso
appliesforthefasteningofseatbelts.

Thenumberofvehicleoccupantsmustneverexceedthenumberofseatswithseatbeltsinthevehicle.

AlwayssecurechildreninthevehicleinanauthorisedrestraintsystemwhichissuitablefortheirheightandweightChildseats
(accessories),Airbagsystem.

Alwayskeepyourfeetinthefootwellwhilethevehicleisinmotion.Neverplaceyourfeetontheseatoronthedashpanelandnever
holdyourfeetoutthewindow.Theairbagandseatbeltcanotherwisenotprovideoptimalprotectionandcanactuallyincreasethe
riskofinjuryduringanaccident.

WARNING
Alwaysadjustseats,seatbeltsandheadrestraintstotheircorrectpositionbeforeanyjourneyandensurethatallpassengershave
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Alwaysadjustseats,seatbeltsandheadrestraintstotheircorrectpositionbeforeanyjourneyandensurethatallpassengershave
fastenedtheirseatbelt.

Pushthefrontpassengerseatasfarbackaspossible.

Adjustthedriverseatinsuchawaythatthereisatleast25cmbetweenyourbreastboneandthehubofthesteeringwheel.Ifyour
buildmakesitimpossibletofulfilthisrequirementthenyoumustcontactaqualifiedworkshopsotheycanmakeanynecessary
modifications.

Nevertravelwiththebackresttiltedfarback.Thefurtherthebackrestistiltedtotheback,thegreatertheriskofinjurycausedby
incorrectseatbeltroutingoranincorrectsittingposition!

Nevertravelwiththebackresttiltedfarforwards.Whenanairbagistriggereditcouldforcetheseatbackrestbackwardsandinjure
vehicleoccupantsonthebackseats.

Adoptandmaintainthegreatestpossibledistancetothesteeringwheelanddashpanel.

Youshouldalwayssituprightwithyourbackagainsttheseatbackrestwiththefrontseatsproperlyadjusted.Donotpositionany
bodyparttooclosetothefittinglocationoftheairbag.

Theriskofseriousinjuryisincreasedforpassengersontherearseatiftheyarenotsittinguprightbecausetheseatbeltsare
incorrectlypositioned.

WARNING
Incorrectadjustmentoftheseatscancauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Theseatsmayonlybeadjustedwhenthevehicleisstationaryastheseatcouldotherwisechangepositionunexpectedlywhilethe
vehicleisinmotionleadingtoalossofcontroloverthevehicle.Furthermore,anincorrectseatingpositionisadoptedwhileadjusting
theseat.

Onlyadjusttheheightandtiltoftheseatormoveitforwardsandbackwardswhentheareaaroundtheseatisclear.

Theareaforadjustmentofthefrontseatsmaynotberestrictedbyanyitems.

Thedangersofassuminganincorrectsittingposition

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Iftheseatbeltsarenotwornorarewornincorrectly,theriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesincreases.Seatbeltscanprovideoptimalprotectiononlyifseatbelt
routingiscorrect.Anincorrectsittingpositionconsiderablyimpairsthelevelofprotectionprovidedbyaseatbelt.Thiscouldleadtosevereorevenfatal
injuries.Theriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesisespeciallyincreasedwhenadeployingairbagstrikesanoccupantwhohasassumedanincorrectsitting
position.Thedriverisresponsibleforallvehiclepassengers,especiallyiftheyarechildren.

Thefollowinglistcontainsexamplesofsittingpositionswhichcouldbedangerousforalloccupants.

Wheneverthevehicleisinmotion:
Neverstandinthevehicle.

Neverstandontheseats.

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Neverkneelontheseats.

Nevertiltthebackresttoofartotherear.

Neverleanagainstthedashpanel.

Neverlieontherearbenchseat.

Neversitonthefrontedgeofaseat.

Neversitsideways.

Neverleanoutofawindow.

Neverputyourfeetoutofawindow.

Neverputyourfeetonthedashpanel.

Neverplaceyourfeetontheseatcushionorseatbackrest.

Nevertravelinafootwell.

Neversitonthefrontorreararmrests.

Nevertravelonaseatwithoutwearingtheseatbelt.

Nevertravelintheluggagecompartment.

WARNING
Everyincorrectsittingpositioninthevehicleincreasestheriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccidentorsuddendrivingor
brakingmanoeuvre.

Allvehicleoccupantsmustmaintainacorrectsittingpositionandbeproperlybeltedinwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Sittinginanincorrectposition,notfasteningtheseatbeltortooshortadistancetotheairbagexposestheoccupantstocriticalor
fatalinjuries,especiallyiftheairbagsdeployandstrikeanoccupantwhohasassumedanincorrectsittingposition.

Correctsittingposition

Fig.38Theremustbeadistanceofatleast25cmbetweenthedriverandthesteeringwheel

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Fig.39Correctseatbeltroutingandheadrestraintadjustment

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Thefollowingpointsdescribethecorrectsittingpositionsforthedriverandpassengers.

Ifanyvehicleoccupantscannotassumeacorrectsittingpositionduetotheirphysicalbuild,theyshouldcontactaqualifiedworkshoptofindoutabout
possiblespecialmodifications.Theseatbeltsandairbagscanonlyprovideamaximumlevelofprotectionifacorrectsittingpositionisassumed.
VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Volkswagenrecommendsthefollowingseatingpositionforyourownsafetyandtoreducethelevelofinjuryinthecaseofasuddenbrakingmanoeuvreor
anaccident:

Thefollowingappliestoallvehicleoccupants:

Adjusttheheadrestraintsothatitsupperedgeisatthesameheightasthetopofthehead,butnotlowerthaneyelevel.Positionthebackofyour
headasclosetotheheadrestraintaspossibleFig.38andFig.39.

Invehicleswithheadrestraintsthatareadjustablelongitudinally,placetheheadrestraintsascloseaspossibletothebackofyourhead.

Whenadjustingforshortpeople,pushtheheadrestraintallthewaydown,eveniftheheadisthenlocatedunderneaththetopedgeofthehead
restraint.

Fortallerpeople,pushtheheadrestraintupasfarasitwillgo.

Keepbothfeetinthefootwellwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

AdjustandfastenseatbeltsproperlySeatbelts.

Additionalpointsforthedriver:
Movethebackrestintoanuprightpositionsothatyourbackrestscompletelyagainstit.

Adjustthesteeringwheelsothatthedistancebetweenthesteeringwheelandyourbreastboneisatleast25cmFig.38andthecircumferenceof
thesteeringwheelcanbeheldatthesideswiththearmsslightlybent.

Thesteeringwheelmustalwayspointtowardsthebreastboneandnottowardstheface.

Adjustthedriverseatsothatyouareabletopressthepedalswithyourkneesstillslightlybent.

Adjusttheheightsothatyoucanreachthehighestpointofthesteeringwheel.

Alwaysleavebothfeetinthefootwellinordertomaintaincontroloverthevehicleatalltimes.

Additionalpointsforthefrontpassenger:
Movethebackrestintoanuprightpositionsothatyourbackrestscompletelyagainstit.

Pushthefrontpassengerseatasfarbackaspossiblesothattheairbagcanprovidemaximumprotectionifitisdeployed.

Mechanicalcontrolsonthefrontseats

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Fig.40Frontleftseatcontrols

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Thecontrolsaremirroredforthefrontrighthandseat.

Theseatmayhaveacombinationofmechanicalandelectricalcontrols.

Fig.40 Function Action

Lifttheleverandmovethefrontseat.Thefrontseatmustengageafter
Pushingthefrontseatforwardsorbackwards.
releasingthelever!

Adjustingthelumbarsupport Changeleverposition.

Fig.40 Function Action

Adjustingthebackrest. Turnhandwheel.

Adjustingtheseatheight. Movetheleverupordown,severaltimesifnecessary.

Electricalcontrolsonthefrontseats

Fig.41Movingthefrontleftseatforwardsandbackwards,adjustingthebackrestandtheseatcushionforheightandtilt

Fig.42Adjustingthelumbarsupport
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Fig.42Adjustingthelumbarsupport

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Thecontrolsaremirroredforthefrontrighthandseat.

Theseatmayhaveacombinationofmechanicalandelectricalcontrols.

Fig.41Pressingtheswitchinthedirectionofthearrow:

Slidestheseatforwardsorbackwards.

and Raisesorlowerstheseat.

or Adjuststheangleoftheseatcushion.

Forwardsorbackwards Adjuststheangleofthebackrest.

Fig.42Pressingtheswitchintheappropriatearea:

or Adjuststhecurveofthelumbarsupport.

or Adjuststheheightofthelumbarsupport.

WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenusingtheelectricfrontseatsasyoucouldotherwisecauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Theelectricalfrontseatadjustmentalsoworkswiththeignitionoff.Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthe
vehicle.

Inthecaseofanemergency,stoptheelectricaladjustmentbypressinganotherbutton.

NOTICE
Toavoiddamagingtheelectricalcomponentsinthefrontseats,donotkneelontheseatsorapplysharppressureatasinglepointon
theseatcushionandbackrest.

Ifthebatterychargelevelislow,theseatsmaynotbeabletobeadjustedelectrically.

Startingtheenginewillinterrupttheseatadjustmentprocedure.

Sportsseatswithpneumaticlumbarsupportandsidesupports

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Fig.43Switchforadjustingthelumbarsupport

Fig.44Switchforadjustingthesidesupports

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Adjustingthelumbarsupport
Fig.43Pressandholdtheswitchintheappropriateposition:

Inflatesthemiddleaircushion.

Deflatestheaircushions.Beforemakinganewsetting,theaircushionshavetobedeflatedfully.

Movesthelumbarsupportup.Thetopaircushionisinflatedandthebottomaircushionisdeflatedatthesametime.

Movesthelumbarsupportdown.Thebottomaircushionisinflatedandthetopaircushionisdeflatedatthesametime.

Adjustingthesidesupports
PresstheswitchforwardsFig.44orbackwardsFig.44toinflateordeflatetheaircushionsinthesidesupports.

NOTICE
Toavoiddamagingtheelectricalandpneumaticcomponentsinthefrontseats,donotkneelontheseatsorapplysharppressureata
singlepointontheseatcushionandbackrest.

Adjustingtheheadrestraints

Fig.45Adjustingfrontheadrestraints:forvehicleswithout(A)andwith(B)withlongitudinallyadjustableheadrestraints

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Fig.46Adjustingrearheadrestraint

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Everyseatisfittedwithaheadrestraint.Thecentrerearheadrestraintwasdesignedforusewiththecentrerearseatonly.Therefore,donotinstallhead
restraintsinanyoftheotherpositions.

Adjustingtheheightoftheheadrestraint
PushtheheadrestraintupinthedirectionofthearroworpushitdownwiththebuttonpressedFig.45orFig.46 .

Theheadrestraintmustclicksecurelyintoposition.

Adjustingfrontheadrestraintinlongitudinaldirection
PushtheheadrestraintforwardsinthedirectionofthearroworpushitbackwardswiththebuttonpressedFig.45B.

Theheadrestraintmustclicksecurelyintoposition.

Correctheadrestraintsetting
Adjusttheheadrestraintsothatitsupperedgeisatthesameheightasthetopofthehead,butnotlowerthaneyelevel.Positionthebackofyourheadas
closetotheheadrestraintaspossible.Invehicleswithheadrestraintsthatareadjustablelongitudinally,placetheheadrestraintsonthefrontseatsas
closeaspossibletothebackofyourhead.

Headrestraintsettingforsmallpeople
Pushtheheadrestraintallthewaydown,eveniftheheadisthenlocatedunderneaththetopedgeoftheheadrestraint.Theremaybeasmallgap
betweentheheadrestraintandbackrestinthelowestposition.

Headrestraintsettingfortallpeople
Pushtheheadrestraintupasfarasitwillgo.

WARNING
Drivingwithoutheadrestraintsorwithincorrectlyadjustedheadrestraintsincreasestheriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofan
accidentorsuddendrivingorbrakingmanoeuvre.

Ifaseatisoccupied,theheadrestraintforthatseatmustbefittedandadjustedcorrectly.

Eachvehicleoccupantmustadjusttheheadrestrainttosuittheirbodysizeinordertoreducetheriskofneckinjuriesinanaccident.
Theupperedgeoftheheadrestraintmust,asfaraspossible,belevelwiththetopofthehead,butnolowerthaneyelevel.Position
thebackofyourheadasclosetotheheadrestraintaspossible.

Neveradjusttheheadrestraintwhenthevehicleisinmotion.

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Removingandfittingtheheadrestraints

Fig.47Removingfrontheadrestraints:forvehicleswithout(A)andwith(B)withlongitudinallyadjustableheadrestraints

Fig.48Removingtherearheadrestraints

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Everyseatisfittedwithaheadrestraint.Thecentrerearheadrestraintwasdesignedforusewiththecentrerearseatonly.Therefore,donotinstallhead
restraintsinanyoftheotherpositions.

Removingfrontheadrestraintsforvehicleswithoutlongitudinallyadjustableheadrestraints
Ifnecessary,adjustthebackrestsothattheheadrestraintcanberemoved.

Pushtheheadrestraintallthewayup .

ProperlypressandholdthebuttonFig.47Aandpulltheheadrestraintoutfully.

Removingfrontheadrestraintsforvehicleswithlongitudinallyadjustableheadrestraints
Ifnecessary,adjustthebackrestsothattheheadrestraintcanberemoved.

Pushtheheadrestraintallthewayupandbackwards .

Insertaflatobject,e.g.aplasticcard,eachbetweentheseatcoverandthecoveroftherodsholdingtheheadrestraintandreleasetherods
simultaneouslyusingslightforceFig.47B.

Pulltheheadrestraintoutcompletely.
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Fittingfrontheadrestraintsforvehicleswithoutlongitudinallyadjustableheadrestraints
Positiontheheadrestraintcorrectlyovertheheadrestraintguidesandtheninsertintotheguidesofthecorrespondingseatbackrest.

ProperlypressandholdthebuttonFig.47Aandpushtheheadrestraintdownwards.

AdjusttheheadrestraintsothatacorrectsittingpositioncanbeassumedAdjustingtheheadrestraints.

Fittingfrontheadrestraintsforvehicleswithlongitudinallyadjustableheadrestraints
Pullbothheadrestraintrodsoutasfaraspossible.

Positiontheheadrestraintcorrectlyovertheheadrestraintguidesandtheninsertintotheguidesofthecorrespondingseatbackrest.

Pushdowntheheadrestraintuntilboththerodsaresecurelyengaged.

AdjusttheheadrestraintsothatacorrectsittingpositioncanbeassumedAdjustingtheheadrestraints.

Removingtherearheadrestraints
ReleasetherearseatbackrestandfoldthebackrestforwardsslightlyLuggagecompartment.

Pushtheheadrestraintallthewayup .

PressthebuttonFig.48whileasecondpersonpullstheheadrestraintoutfully.

Pushbacktherearseatbackrestandallowtoengagesecurely.

Fittingtherearheadrestraints
ReleasetherearseatbackrestandfoldthebackrestforwardsslightlyLuggagecompartment.

Positiontheheadrestraintcorrectlyovertheheadrestraintguidesandtheninsertintotheguidesofthecorrespondingseatbackrest.

PressandholdthebuttonFig.48andpushdowntheheadrestraint.

Pushbacktherearseatbackrestandallowtoengagesecurely.

AdjusttheheadrestraintsothatacorrectsittingpositioncanbeassumedAdjustingtheheadrestraints.

WARNING
Drivingwithoutheadrestraintsorwithincorrectlyadjustedheadrestraintsincreasestheriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofan
accidentorsuddendrivingorbrakingmanoeuvre.

Ifaseatisoccupied,theheadrestraintforthatseatmustbefittedandadjustedcorrectly.

Headrestraintsthathavebeenremovedshouldbefittedassoonaspossiblesothatpassengershavecorrectprotection.

NOTICE
Whenremovingorfittingheadrestraints,makesurethattheydonothittherooforotherpartsofthevehicle.Theroofandothervehicle
partscouldotherwisebedamaged.

Adjustingthesteeringwheelposition

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Fig.49Adjustingthesteeringwheelpositionmechanically

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Adjustthesteeringwheelpositionbeforesettingoffandonlywhenthevehicleisstationary.

PushdowntheleverFig.49.

Adjustthesteeringwheelsothatyoucanholditontheoutsideofthering(atthe9o'clockand3o'clockpositions)withbothhandsandslightlybent
arms.

Pushtheleverupfirmlyuntilitlinesupwiththesteeringcolumn .

WARNING
Incorrectuseofthesteeringcolumnpositionadjustmentandanincorrectadjustmentofthesteeringwheelcancauseseriousorfatal
injuries.

Afteradjustingthesteeringcolumn,alwaysmoveleverFig.49upsothatitengagessecurely.Thispreventsthesteering
columnfrommovingspontaneouslywhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Neveradjustthesteeringwheelwhenthevehicleisinmotion.Ifyoudeterminethatareadjustmentisnecessary,stopthevehicle
safelyandadjustthesteeringwheeltothecorrectposition.

Thesteeringwheelmustalwayspointtowardsthechestandnottowardstheface.Thisensuresthatthedriverfrontairbagprovides
maximumprotectionintheeventofanaccident.

Whiledriving,alwayskeepbothhandsontheoutsideofthesteeringwheel,inthe9o'clockand3o'clockpositions.Thisreducesthe
riskofinjuryifthedriverfrontairbagisdeployed.

Neverholdthesteeringwheelatthe12o'clockposition,orinanyothermanner,e.g.onthehubofthesteeringwheel.Ifthedriver
airbagistriggered,youcouldreceivesevereinjuriestothearms,handsandhead.

Centrearmrest

Fig.50Frontcentrearmrest

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Fig.51Rearcentrearmrestwithstowagecompartment(smallarrow)

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Frontcentrearmrest
Tolift,pullthecentrearmrestupgraduallyinthedirectionofthearrowFig.50.

Tolower,pullthecentrearmrestallthewayup.Thenlowerthecentrearmrest.

Rearcentrearmrest
Acentrearmrestwithastowagecompartmentcanbefoldedoutofthemiddleseatbackrestoftherearbenchseat .

WARNING
Thecentrearmrestcouldobstructthedriver'sarmmovementswhichcouldcauseaccidentsandsevereinjuries.

Alwayskeepthestowagecompartmentsinthecentrearmrestclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Nevertransportanadultorchildonthecentrearmrest.Anincorrectseatingpositioncancauseseriousinjury.

Neverplacehotdrinksorfluidsinthedrinkholders.Thesecouldbespiltduringabrakingordrivingmanoeuvre.

NOTICE
Neverpressonthedrinkholdercoverwhenliftingtherearcentrearmrest.Thedrinkholdercouldopenandbecomedamaged.

Seatfunctions
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Seatheating
Ventilatedseats
Memoryseats
Backmassagefunction
Foldingthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwards

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
AdjustingtheseatpositionAdjustingtheseatposition

SeatbeltsSeatbelts
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SeatbeltsSeatbelts

AirbagsystemAirbagsystem

Childseats(accessories)Childseats(accessories)

ExteriormirrorsMirrors

WARNING
Incorrectuseoftheseatfunctionscancauseseriousinjuries.

Alwaysassumeacorrectsittingpositionbeforeyoudriveandmaintainthispositionthroughoutthetrip.Thisalsoappliestoall
passengers.

Theventilationoftheventilatedseatsshouldonlybeadjustedwhenthevehicleisstationary.

Thememoryseatshouldonlybeadjustedwhenthevehicleisstationary.

Switchthebackmassagefunctiononandoffonlywhenthevehicleisstationary.

Keephands,fingers,feetandotherbodypartsawayfromthemovingpartsoftheseats.

Seatheating

Fig.52Inthecentreconsole:buttonsforthefrontseatheating

Fig.53Intherearcentreconsole:controlsfortherearseatheating

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Theseatcushionscanbeheatedelectricallywhentheignitionisswitchedon.Insomeversions,thebackrestsmayalsobeheated.

Donotswitchontheseatheatingifoneofthefollowingconditionsapplies:

Theseatisnotinuse.

Theseatisfittedwithaprotectivecover.

Achildseatisinstalledontheseat.

Theseatcushionisdamporwet.

Theinteriororexteriortemperatureiswarmerthan25C(77F).

Alwaysswitchofftheseatheatingiftheseatisnotoccupied.

Function SeatheatingfrontseatFig.52 SeatheatingrearseatsFig.53

Pressthe or button.Seatheatingisswitchedonat
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Pressthe or button.Seatheatingisswitchedonat
Switchingon: Turnthecontroltothedesiredheatinglevel.
thehighestsetting.

Adjustingtheheating Pressthe or buttonrepeatedlyuntiltherequiredheat


Turnthecontroltoadifferentheatinglevel.
output: levelisset.

Pressthe or buttonuntiltheindicatorlampsinthe
Switchingoff: Turnthecontrolto0.
buttongooutFig.52.

WARNING
Anyoneexperiencingreducedsensitivitytopainortemperatureduetomedication,paralysisorchronicillness(e.g.diabetes)could
sustainburnsontheback,buttocksandlegswhenusingtheseatheating.Theseburnsmaytakealongtimetohealormayneverheal
fully.Pleaseconsultadoctortodetermineyourownlevelofhealth.

Anyoneexperiencingreducedsensitivitytopainortemperatureshouldneverusetheseatheating.

WARNING
Wetupholsterycancauseafaultintheseatheatingandincreasetheriskofburns.

Ensurethattheseatcushionisdrybeforetheseatheatingisused.

Donotsitontheseatwhenwearingdamporwetclothing.

Donotsetanydamporwetobjectsoritemsofclothingontheseat.

Donotspillanyliquidsontheseat.

NOTICE
Toavoiddamagingtheheatingelements,donotkneelontheseatorapplysharppressureatasinglepointontheseatcushionand
backrest.

Liquids,sharpobjectsandinsulatingmaterialssuchasaprotectivecoverorchildseatontheseatcoulddamagetheseatheating.

Ifthesystemstartstoemitasmell,switchtheseatheatingoffimmediatelyandhaveitcheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Theseatheatingshouldbeswitchedoffwhenitisnolongerneeded.Fueliswastedotherwise.

Ventilatedseats

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Fig.54Onfrontseat:switchforseatventilation

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Theseatcushionandbackrestandtheseatandbackrestsidesofthefrontseatscanbeventilatedfromtheinsideat3differentventilationlevels(low,
mediumandhigh) .

Theseatisventilatedwithairfromthevehicleinterior,whichdrawsmoistureawayfromthebody.Thereisnodirectcoolingoftheseat.

Onlongjourneys,Volkswagenrecommendsselectingalowventilationlevelfortheseatventilation.

Switchingseatventilationonandoff
Switchontheignition.

PressbuttonFig.54toswitchontheseatventilation.TheindicatorlampinthefrontseatFig.54islitup.

PressbuttonFig.54toswitchofftheseatventilation.TheindicatorlampinthefrontseatFig.54goesout.

Theseatventilationmayneedtobeswitchedonagainafteryouswitchtheignitionoffandbackon.

Settingventilationlevel
PushtheblowerswitchFig.54totheendindirection tosetthelowventilationlevel.
PushtheblowerswitchFig.54tothecentrepositiontosetthemediumventilationlevel.

PushtheblowerswitchFig.54totheendindirection + tosetthehighventilationlevel.
IftheindicatorlampinthefrontseatlightsupFig.54,thereisafault.Havetheseatventilationcheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

WARNING
Thosepersonswho,duetotheirmedication,paralysisorchronicillness(e.g.diabetes),sufferfromreducedsensitivitytopainor
temperature,couldsustaincoldinjuriesontheback,buttocksandlegswhenusingtheseatventilation.Theseinjuriesmaytakealong
timetohealormayneverhealfully.

Peoplewhohavereducedsensitivitytopainorheatmustnotusetheseatventilation.

Memoryseats

Fig.55Memorybuttonsontheoutsideofthedriverseat
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Fig.55Memorybuttonsontheoutsideofthedriverseat

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Memorybuttons
Youcanassignindividualsettingsforthedriverseatandexteriormirrorstoeachofthememorybuttons.

Storingdriverseatandexteriormirrorsettingsfordrivingforwards
Switchontheelectronicparkingbrake.

Putthegearintoneutral.

Switchontheignition.

Adjustthedriverseatandexteriormirror.

Pressthe SET buttonforlongerthanonesecondFig.55.


Withinapproximately10secondspressthememorybuttonyouwishtouse.Agongsignalwillsoundtoconfirmthatthesettingshavebeensaved.

Storingfrontpassengerexteriormirrorsettingsforreversing
Switchontheelectronicparkingbrake.

Putthegearintoneutral.

Switchontheignition.

Presstheappropriatememorybutton.

Selectthereversegear.

Adjusttheexteriormirroronthefrontpassengersidesothatyouhaveagoodviewofthekerbarea.

Thesettingsforthemirrorpositionwillbesavedautomaticallyandassignedtothevehiclekeythatisusedtounlockthevehicle.

Accessingdriverseatandexteriormirrorsettings
Whilethevehicleisstationaryandtheignitionisswitchedon,brieflypresstherequiredmemorybutton.

OR:whiletheignitionisswitchedoff,pressandholdtherequiredmemorybuttonuntilthesavedpositionisreached.

Thefrontpassengerexteriormirrorwillleavethereversingpositionautomaticallyifthevehicledrivesforwardsataspeedofatleast15km/h(10mph)
orifyouturntherotaryknoboutofitspositionRandintoanotherposition.

Activatingmemoryfunctionofthevehiclekey
Unlockthedriverdoor.

PressthedesiredmemorybuttonFig.55andkeepitpressedtilltheendoftheactivationprocess.

Ifrequired,keepthememorybuttonpresseduntilthesavedseatpositionisreached.

Keepingthememorybuttonpressed,simultaneouslypresstheunlockingbutton inthevehiclekeywithin10seconds.Agongwillsoundto
confirmthatthesettingshavebeenactivated.

Deactivatingmemoryfunctionofthevehiclekey
Pressthe SET Fig.55buttonandthenkeepitpressedtilltheendofthedeactivationprocess.

Keepingthememorybuttonpressed,simultaneouslypresstheunlockingbutton inthevehiclekeywithin10seconds.Agongwillsoundto
confirmthatthesettingshavebeendeactivated.

Assigningdriverseatandexteriormirrorsettingstoavehiclekey
Activatememoryfunctionofthevehiclekey.

Unlockthevehicleusingthesamevehiclekey.

Adjustexteriormirroranddriverseat.

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Lockthevehicleusingthe buttonintheremotecontrolkeyinordertosavethesettings.

Afterthesettingsaresaved,thedriverseatandexteriormirroralwaysassumethesavedpositionautomatically,ifthe buttoninthevehiclekeyis
usedtounlockthevehicleandopenthedriverdoor.

Initialisingmemoryseats
Thememorysystemneedstobeinitialisedif,forexample,thedriverseatischanged.

Theinitialisingprocessdeletesallofthesavedsettingsandassignmentsforthememoryseats.Thememorybuttonscanthenbereprogrammedand
resynchronisedwithavehiclekey.

Openthedriverdoorbutdonotgetintothevehicle.

Adjusttheseatfromtheoutside.

Adjusttheangleofthebackresttoasfarforwardsaspossible.

Letgooftheswitchforadjustingthebackrestangleandpressitagainuntilagongsounds.

Backmassagefunction

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Whenthebackmassagefunctionisswitchedon,thelumbarsupportmovesandmassagesthelumbarregion.Thein/outpositionofthelumbarsupport
canbeadjustedusingtheappropriateswitchduringamassageAdjustingtheseatposition.

Function Action

Switchingon: Pressthe buttonintheseatcontrolpanel.

Switchingoff: Pressthe buttonintheseatcontrolpanelagain.

Automaticswitchoff: Thebackmassagefunctionisswitchedoffautomaticallyafterapproximately10minutes.

Foldingthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwards

Fig.56Foldingthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwards

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Fig.57Unlatchingthefoldingfrontpassengerseatbackrest

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Thefrontpassengerseatbackrestcanbefoldedforwardtoahorizontalposition.

ThefrontpassengerfrontairbagmustbeswitchedoffifanyitemsaretobetransportedonthefrontpassengerseatwhenfoldedforwardsAirbag
system.

Foldingthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwards
Removeanyitemsfromthefrontpassengerseatcushion .

LowerthefrontpassengerseatdownasfaraspossibleAdjustingtheseatposition.

PushtheheadrestraintallthewaydownAdjustingtheseatposition.

ReleasethefrontpassengerbackrestinthedirectionofthearrowFig.56.

FoldthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwardsinthedirectionofthearrowFig.56untilitishorizontal.

Whenitisfoldeddown,thefrontpassengerseatbackrestmustclicksecurelyintoplace.

Foldingthefrontpassengerseatbackrestback
Whenfoldingback,checktomakesurethattherearenoitemsorbodypartsnearthehinges.

Tofoldback,releasethefrontpassengerseatbackrestFig.56.

Foldbackthefrontpassengerseatbackrestsothatitisupright.Thebackrestmustclickintoplacesecurely.

WARNING
Injuriescouldbecausedifthefrontpassengerseatbackrestsarefoldedforwardsandbackwardscarelessly.

Foldthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwardsandbackwardsonlywhenthevehicleisstationary.

Thefrontairbagmustbeswitchedoffandtheindicatorlamp PASSENGERAIRBAG mustlightupforaslongasthefront


passengerseatbackrestisfoldedforwards.

Whenfoldingforwardsandbackwards,keepallhands,fingers,feetandotherbodypartsawayfromtheseathingesandseatrelease
mechanism.

Floormatsorotherobjectscouldgetcaughtinthehingesonthefrontpassengerseatbackrest.Thiscouldcausethefront
passengerseatbackresttofailtoengagesecurelywhenitisreturnedtotheuprightposition.

Whenbeingfoldedback,thefrontpassengerseatbackrestmustbesecurelylockedintheuprightposition.Ifthefrontpassenger
seatbackrestisnotlockedproperlyitcouldmovesuddenlyandcausesevereinjuries.

WARNING
Theopenseatanchorsandhingesofthefoldedfrontpassengerseatbackrestcouldcauseseriousinjuriesintheeventofasudden
brakingmanoeuvreoraccident.

Nevertransportpeople(adultsorchildren)onthefrontpassengerseatifthefrontpassengerseatbackrestisfoldedforwards.

Ifthefrontpassengerseatbackrestisfoldedforwards,youshouldonlyusetheouterrearseatbehindthedriverseat.Thisalso
appliestochildreninchildseats.

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Seatbelts
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglamp
Frontalcollisionsandthelawsofphysics
Whathappenstopassengerswhohavenotfastenedtheirseatbelts
Seatbeltsprotect
Usingseatbelts
Fasteningandunfasteningseatbelts
Seatbeltrouting
Beltheightadjuster
Automaticbeltretractor,belttensioner,belttensionlimiter
Serviceanddisposalofbelttensioners

Regularlychecktheconditionofallseatbelts.Ifthebeltwebbing,beltconnections,beltretractororpartofthebucklebecomedamaged,theyshouldbe
replacedimmediatelybyaqualifiedworkshop .Thequalifiedworkshopmustusethecorrectsparepartswhicharecompatiblewiththevehicle,
equipmentlevelandmodelyear.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
AdjustingtheseatpositionAdjustingtheseatposition

AirbagsystemAirbagsystem

Childseats(accessories)Childseats(accessories)

IntegratedchildseatsIntegratedchildseat

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Incorrectlyfastenedorunfastenedseatbeltsincreasetheriskofsevereorfatalinjuries.Seatbeltswillonlyoffertheoptimumlevelof
protectionwhentheyarefastenedandusedproperly.

Seatbeltsarethemosteffectivemeansofreducingtheriskofseriousandfatalinjuriesinthecaseofanaccident.Fortheprotection
ofthedriverandofallvehicleoccupants,theseatbeltsmustalwaysbefastenedproperlywhenthevehicleisinmotion.

Beforeeverytrip,eachvehicleoccupantmustadoptthecorrectsittingposition,correctlyfastentheseatbeltbelongingtotheirseat
andkeepitfastenedproperlythroughoutthetrip.Thisappliesforallvehicleoccupantsandalsointowntraffic.

Whilethevehicleisinmotion,secureallchildrentravellinginthevehicleinarestraintsystemsuitablefortheirweightandheight.
TheymustalsowearcorrectlyfastenedseatbeltsChildseats(accessories).

Onlystartdrivingwhenallpassengershavecorrectlyfastenedtheirseatbelts.

Neverinsertthelatchplateintoabucklewhichdoesnotbelongtotheoccupiedseatandalwaysensureitengagesproperly.Usinga
bucklewhichdoesnotbelongtotheseatyouareoccupyingreducesthelevelofprotectionandcanleadtosevereinjuries.

Neverletanyforeignbodiesorliquidsgetintotheslotfortheseatbeltbuckle.Thiscouldpreventthebeltbuckleandseatbeltfrom
workingproperly.

Neverunfastentheseatbeltwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Neverallowmorethanonepersontosharethesameseatbelt.

Nevertravelwhenchildrenorbabiesarebeingcarriedonsomebody'slapandfastenedwiththesamebelt.

Nevertravelwearingloose,bulkyclothing(suchasanovercoatoverajacket).Thiscouldpreventtheseatbeltsfromfittingand
functioningproperly.

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WARNING
Damagedseatbeltsareverydangerousandcouldcausesevereorfatalinjuries.

Neverdamagethebeltbytrappingitinthedoororintheseatmechanism.

Ifthebeltwebbingoranyotherpartoftheseatbeltbecomesdamaged,theseatbeltsmaytearduringanaccidentorsuddenbraking
manoeuvre.

DamagedseatbeltsmustbereplacedimmediatelywithnewseatbeltsapprovedbyVolkswagenforyourvehicletype.Seatbeltsused
inandstretchedduringanaccidentmustbereplacedbyaqualifiedworkshop.Renewalmaybenecessaryevenifthereisnoapparent
damage.Thebeltanchorageshouldalsobechecked.

Nevertrytorepair,modifyorremovetheseatbeltsyourself.Allrepairstotheseatbelts,beltretractorsandbucklesmustbecarried
outbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Warninglamp

Fig.58Warninglampintheinstrumentcluster

Fig.59Seatbeltstatusfortherearseatsintheinstrumentcluster

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Lightsup Possiblecause Correction


orflashes
Thedriverandfrontpassengerseatbeltsarenotfastened(if
Fastenseatbelts.
thefrontpassengerseatisoccupied).

Thereareitemsonthefrontpassengerseat. Removeitemsfromthefrontpassengerseatandstowthemsafely.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

Anacousticsignalwillbeemittedforsomesecondsiftheseatbeltsarenotfastenedasthecarpullsoffandreachesaspeedofmorethan25km/h
(15mph)oriftheseatbeltsareunfastenedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.Theseatbeltwarninglampwillalsoflash .

Theseatbeltwarninglamp doesnotgooutuntilthedriverandfrontpassengerfastentheirseatbeltswhiletheignitionisswitchedon.

Beltstatusdisplayfortherearseats
Aftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedon,thedrivercanseethebeltstatusdisplayintheinstrumentclusterdisplayandthereforeknowswhethertherear
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Aftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedon,thedrivercanseethebeltstatusdisplayintheinstrumentclusterdisplayandthereforeknowswhethertherear
passengershavefastenedtheirseatbeltsornot.Thesymbol indicatesthatthepassengeronthisseathasfastenedtheirseatbeltFig.59.

Thebeltstatusdisplaywillbeshownforapproximately30secondsifaseatbeltisfastenedorunfastenedontherearseats.Thedisplaycanbehiddenby
pressingthe 0.0/SET button.

Ifaseatbeltforoneoftherearseatsisunfastenedwhilethevehicleisinmotionthebeltstatusdisplaywillflashforamaximumof30seconds.Ifthe
vehicleistravellingfasterthanapproximately25km/h(15mph)anacousticsignalwillalsosound.

WARNING
Incorrectlyfastenedorunfastenedseatbeltsincreasetheriskofsevereorfatalinjuries.Seatbeltsonlyoffertheoptimumlevelof
protectionwhentheyareusedproperly.

Frontalcollisionsandthelawsofphysics

Fig.60Unbeltedoccupantsinavehicleheadingforabrickwall

Fig.61Unbeltedoccupantsinavehiclestrikingabrickwall

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Thephysicalprinciplesinvolvedinafrontalcollisionarerelativelysimple.BoththemovingvehicleFig.60andthepassengerspossessenergy,whichis
knownaskineticenergy.

Thehigherthevehiclespeedandthegreatertheweightofavehiclewillmeanthatmoreenergywillhavetobereleasedinanaccident.

Themostsignificantfactor,however,isthespeedofthevehicle.Ifthespeeddoublesfrom25km/hto50km/h(15mphto30mph),forexample,the
kineticenergyincreasesbyafactoroffour.

Theamountofkineticenergydependsonthespeedofthevehicleandtheweightofthevehicleandpassengers.Thehigherthespeedandthegreater
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Theamountofkineticenergydependsonthespeedofthevehicleandtheweightofthevehicleandpassengers.Thehigherthespeedandthegreater
theweight,themoreenergythereistobereleasedinanaccident.

Passengersnotwearingseatbeltsarenotattachedtothevehicle.Inafrontalcollisiontheywillcontinuetomoveforwardatthespeedtheirvehiclewas
travellingjustbeforetheimpact,untilsomethingstopsit!Becausethepassengersinourexamplearenotrestrainedbyseatbelts,theentireamountof
kineticenergyhastobeabsorbedatthepointofimpactFig.61.

Evenatspeedsof30km/h(18mph)to50km/h(30mph),theforcesactingonbodiesinacollisioncaneasilyexceedonetonne(1,000kg).Atgreater
speedtheseforcesareevenhigher.

Thisexampleappliesnotonlytofrontalcollisions,buttoallaccidentsandcollisions.

Whathappenstopassengerswhohavenotfastenedtheirseatbelts

Fig.62Anunbelteddriveristhrownforward

Fig.63Theunbeltedrearpassengeristhrownforwardviolently,hittingthebelteddriver

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Manypeoplebelievethattheoccupantscanbracetheirweightwiththeirhandsinaminorcollision.Thisisnottrue.

Evenatlowspeedstheforcesactingonthebodyinacollisionaresogreatthatitisnotpossibletobraceoneselfwitharmsandhands.Inafrontal
collision,unbeltedpassengersarethrownforwardandwillmakeuncheckedcontactwiththesteeringwheel,dashpanel,windscreenorwhateverelseisin
thewayFig.62.

Theairbagsystemisnotasubstitutefortheseatbelts.Whendeployed,airbagsprovideonlyadditionalprotection.Airbagswillnotbetriggeredinallkinds
ofaccidents.Evenifthevehicleisequippedwithanairbagsystem,allvehicleoccupants,includingthedriver,mustfastentheirseatbeltandwearit
correctlywhilethevehicleisinmotion.Thiswillreducetheriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccidentregardlessofwhetheranairbagis
fittedfortheseat.

Anairbagcanonlybetriggeredonce.Toachievethebestpossibleprotection,theseatbeltmustalwaysbewornproperlysothatyouwillbeprotectedin
accidentsinwhichnoairbagisdeployed.Anyvehicleoccupantsnotwearingaseatbeltcanbethrownoutofthevehicleandsustainevenmoresevereor
evenfatalinjuriesasaresult.
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evenfatalinjuriesasaresult.

Itisalsoimportantfortherearpassengerstowearseatbeltsproperly,astheycouldotherwisebethrownforwardviolentlyinanaccident.Rear
passengerswhodonotuseseatbeltsendangernotonlythemselvesandthedriver,butalsootherpeopleinthevehicleFig.63.

Seatbeltsprotect

Fig.64Driverwithproperlypositionedseatbeltiswellprotectedifthebrakesareappliedsuddenly

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Seatbelts,iffastenedproperly,holdthevehicleoccupantsinthecorrectsittingpositionsandconsiderablyreducethekineticenergyintheeventofan
accident.Seatbeltsalsohelptopreventuncontrolledmovementswhichcouldleadtosevereinjuries.Inaddition,properlywornseatbeltsreducethe
dangerofbeingthrownfromthevehicleFig.64.

Passengerswearingseatbeltscorrectlybenefitgreatlyfromtheabilityofthebeltstoreducethekineticenergy.Thefrontcrumplezonesandotherpassive
safetyfeatures(suchastheairbagsystem)arealsodesignedtoreducekineticenergy.Theamountofenergywillthusdecrease,therebyreducingtherisk
ofinjury.

Theexamplesdescribefrontalcollisions.Ofcourse,properlywornseatbeltssubstantiallyreducetheriskofinjuryinallothertypesofaccidents.Thisiswhy
seatbeltsmustbefastenedbeforeeverytripevenifyouarejustdrivingroundthecorner.Ensurethatallpassengersalsoweartheirseatbeltsproperly.

Accidentstatisticshaveshownproperlywornseatbeltstobeaneffectivemeansofsubstantiallyreducingtheriskofinjuryandimprovingthechancesof
survivalinaseriousaccident.Furthermore,properlywornseatbeltsimprovetheprotectionprovidedbyairbagsintheeventofanaccident.Forthis
reasonwearingaseatbeltisrequiredbylawinmostcountries.

Althoughthevehicleisequippedwithairbags,theseatbeltsmustbefastenedandworn.Forexample,thefrontairbagswillonlybedeployedincertain
typesoffrontcollision.Thefrontairbagswillnotbetriggeredduringminorfrontalcollisions,minorsidecollisions,rearcollisions,rollsoraccidentsinwhich
theairbagtriggerthresholdinthecontrolunitisnotexceeded.

Therefore,alwayswearyourseatbeltandensurethatyourpassengershavefastenedtheirseatbeltsproperlybeforeyoudriveoff!

Usingseatbelts

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Checklist

Usingseatbelts :
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Usingseatbelts :

Regularlychecktheconditionofallseatbelts.

Keeptheseatbeltsclean.

Neverletanyforeignbodiesandliquidsgetontotheseatbelt,thelatchplateorintotheslotfortheseatbeltbuckle.

Donottrapordamagetheseatbeltandlatchplate,forexamplewhenclosingthedoor.

Neverremove,modifyorrepairtheseatbeltoranypartofthebeltfixturesystem.

Alwaysfastentheseatbeltcorrectlybeforeanyjourneyandwearitproperlywhilethevehicleisinmotion.
Twistedseatbelt
Ifitisdifficulttoremovetheseatbeltfromthebeltguide,theseatbeltmayhavebecometwistedifitwasreturnedtooquicklyintothesidetrim:

Takeholdofthelatchplatethenslowlyandcarefullypullouttheseatbelt.

Untwisttheseatbeltandguideitbackslowlybyhand.

Fastentheseatbeltevenifyouareunabletoundothetwist.However,thetwistshouldnotbeinpartoftheseatbeltwhichcomesintodirectcontactwith
thebody.Thetwistshouldbecorrectedimmediatelybyaqualifiedworkshop.

WARNING
Usingseatbeltsincorrectlyincreasestheriskofsevereorfatalinjuries.

Regularlychecktoseeiftheseatbeltanditsrelatedpartsareinperfectcondition.

Alwayskeeptheseatbeltclean.

Donotallowthebeltwebbingtobecomejammed,damagedortorubonanysharpedges.

Alwayskeepthelatchplateandslotinthebucklefreefromforeignbodiesandliquids.

Fasteningandunfasteningseatbelts

Fig.65Insertingtheseatbeltlatchplateintothebuckle

Fig.66Removingthelatchplatefromthebuckle

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Ifwornproperly,seatbeltsholdthevehicleoccupantsinthecorrectsittingpositionduringanaccidentorbrakingmanoeuvre,providingmaximum
protection .

Fasteningtheseatbelts
Fastenseatbeltsbeforeeverytrip.

AlwaysadjustthefrontseatandheadrestraintcorrectlyAdjustingtheseatposition.

Takeholdofthelatchplateandpullitevenlyacrossyourchestandpelvis.Donottwistthebeltintheprocess .

InsertthelatchplatesecurelyintothebucklebelongingtotheoccupiedseatFig.65.

Pullontheseatbelttoensurethatthelatchplateissecurelylockedinthebuckle.

Unfasteningtheseatbelts
Unfastenseatbeltsonlywhenthevehicleisstationary .

PresstheredbuttoninthebuckleFig.66.Thelatchplateisreleasedandspringsout.

Guidethebeltbackbyhandsothatitrollsupeasily,withouttwistingtheseatbeltandwithoutdamagingthetrim.

WARNING
Incorrectseatbeltroutingcancausesevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccident.

Theseatbeltsofferbestprotectiononlywhenthebackrestsareinanuprightpositionandtheseatbeltshavebeenfastenedproperly
accordingtotheoccupant'sheight.

Unfasteningseatbeltswhilethevehicleisinmotioncanleadtosevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccidentorsuddenbraking
manoeuvre.

Seatbeltrouting

Fig.67Correctseatbeltroutingandheadrestraintadjustment

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Fig.68Correctseatbeltroutingduringpregnancy

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Seatbeltswillofferanoptimumlevelofprotectionduringanaccidentonlywhentheyareroutedcorrectly.Correctseatbeltroutingreducestheriskof
severeorfatalinjuries.Correctseatbeltroutingalsoholdsthevehicleoccupantsinpositionsothataninflatingairbagcanofferthemaximumlevelof
protection.Thereforeyoumustalwaysfastenseatbeltsandmakesuretheseatbeltroutingiscorrect.

AnincorrectsittingpositioncancausesevereorfatalinjuriesAdjustingtheseatposition.

Correctseatbeltrouting
Theshoulderpartoftheseatbeltmustalwayslieonthecentreoftheshoulder,neveracrosstheneck,overorunderthearmorbehindtheback.

Thelappartoftheseatbeltmustalwayslieacrossthepelvis,neveracrossthestomach.

Theseatbeltmustalwayslieflatandsnuglyonthebody.Tightenthebeltifnecessary.

Forpregnantwomentheseatbeltmustbepositionedevenlyoverthechestandaslowaspossibleoverthepelvis.Itmustlieflatsothatnopressureis
exertedonthelowerbodythisappliesfortheentirecourseofthepregnancyFig.68.

Correctseatbeltroutingaccordingtoheight
Thefollowingequipmentcanbeusedtoadjusttheseatbeltrouting:

Beltheightadjusterforthefrontseats.

Frontseatheightadjustment.

WARNING
Incorrectseatbeltroutingcancausesevereinjuriesintheeventofanaccidentorasuddenbrakingordrivingmanoeuvre.

Theseatbeltsofferbestprotectiononlywhenthebackrestsareinanuprightpositionandtheseatbeltshavebeenfastened
properly.

Theseatbeltitselforalooseseatbeltcancauseseriousinjuriesiftheseatbeltshiftsfromharderbodypartsinthedirectionof
softerbodyparts(e.g.stomach).

Theshoulderpartoftheseatbeltmustlieonthecentreoftheshoulderandneverunderthearmoracrosstheneck.

Theseatbeltmustlieflatandsnuglyonthechest.

Thelappartoftheseatbeltmustlieacrossthepelvisandneveracrossthestomach.Theseatbeltmustlieflatandsnuglyonthe
pelvis.Tightenthebeltifnecessary.

Forpregnantwomen,thelappartoftheseatbeltmustbeaslowaspossibleoverthepelvisandlieflataroundtheroundstomach.

Donottwistthebeltwebbingwhiletheseatbeltisbeingworn.

Neverholdtheseatbeltawayfromthebodybyhand.

Thebeltwebbingshouldnotlieoverhardorfragileobjects,suchasglasses,pensorkeys.

Neveruseseatbeltclips,retainingringsorsimilaritemstoaltertheseatbeltrouting.

Ifaperson'sphysicalbuildpreventsthemfromroutingtheseatbeltproperly,contactaqualifiedworkshoptofindoutaboutanyspecial

modificationssothattheseatbeltsandairbagscanprovidetheoptimumlevelofprotection.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipfor
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Beltheightadjuster

Fig.69Nexttothefrontseats:beltheightadjuster

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Theseatbeltheightadjustersforthefrontseatscanbeusedtoadjustthepositionoftheseatbeltontheshouldersoitcanbefastenedproperly:

PushtheshoulderbeltguidetogetherinthedirectionofthearrowsandholdFig.69.

PushtheshoulderbeltguideupordownsothattheseatbeltliesoverthemiddleoftheshoulderSeatbeltrouting.

Letgooftheshoulderbeltguide.

Pullsharplyontheseatbelttocheckwhethertheshoulderbeltguideisengagedsecurely.

WARNING
Neveradjusttheseatbeltheightwhenthevehicleisinmotion.

Automaticbeltretractor,belttensioner,belttensionlimiter

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TheseatbeltsinthevehiclearepartofthevehiclesafetyconceptComponentsofthevehiclesafetyconceptandaremadeupofthefollowing
importantfunctions:

Automaticbeltretractor
Everyseatbeltisequippedwithanautomaticbeltretractorontheshoulderpartofthebelt.Fullfreedomofmovementismadepossiblewhentheshoulder
beltispulledslowlyorwhenthevehicleistravellingatnormalspeeds.However,ifthebeltispulledoutquicklyorduringsuddenbraking,duringtravelin
mountainsorbendsandduringacceleration,theautomaticbeltretractorislocked.

Belttensioners
Theseatbeltsforthefrontseatsandpossiblytheouterrearseatsareequippedwithbelttensioners.

Thebelttensionersareactivatedbysensorsduringseverefrontal,sideandrearcollisions.Theyretracttheseatbeltsagainstthedirectioninwhichthey
arepulled.Alooseseatbeltispulledin,whichcanreducetheforwardmovementorthemovementofthevehicleoccupantsinthedirectionoftheimpact.
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arepulled.Alooseseatbeltispulledin,whichcanreducetheforwardmovementorthemovementofthevehicleoccupantsinthedirectionoftheimpact.
Thebelttensionerworkstogetherwiththeairbagsystem.Ifthesideairbagsarenotactivated,thebelttensionerwillnotbeactivatedifthevehiclerolls
over.

Afinedustmaydevelopwhentheairbagsaretriggered.Thisisquitenormalanddoesnotmeanthereisafireinthevehicle.

Belttensionlimiter

Thebelttensionlimiterreducesthepressureexertedbytheseatbeltonthebodyduringanaccident.

Allsafetyrequirementsmustbeobservedwhenthevehicleorcomponentsofthesystemarescrapped.Qualifiedworkshopsarefamiliarwiththese

requirementsServiceanddisposalofbelttensioners.

Serviceanddisposalofbelttensioners

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Seatbeltsmaybecomedamagedduringanyworkonthebelttensionersorwhileremovingorrefittinganyvehiclepartsinconjunctionwithanyother
repairwork.Thisdamagewillnotalwaysbenoticeable.Theconsequencemaybethatthebelttensionerscouldfunctionincorrectly,ornotfunctionatall,
intheeventofanaccident.

Regulationsmustbeobservedtoensurethattheeffectivenessofthebelttensionerisnotreducedandthatremovedpartsdonotcauseanyinjuriesor
environmentalpollution.Qualifiedworkshopsarefamiliarwiththeserequirements.

WARNING
Theriskofsevereorfatalinjuriesmaybeincreasediftheseatbelts,automaticbeltretractorsandbelttensionersarenotusedcorrectly
oriftheyarerepairedbyanonprofessional.Asaresult,thebelttensionersmaynotbetriggeredwhentheyshould,ortheymaybe
triggeredunexpectedly.

Anyrepairs,adjustmentsorremovalandrefittingofpartsinthebelttensionersorseatbeltsshouldalwaysbecarriedoutbya
qualifiedworkshopandneverbyyourselfAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts.

Belttensionersandautomaticbeltretractorscannotberepaired.Theymustbereplaced.

Theairbagmodulesandbelttensionersmaycontainperchlorate.Pleasecomplywithlegislationregardingdisposal.

Airbagsystem
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Typesoffrontpassengerfrontairbagsystem
Indicatorlamp
Descriptionandfunctionoftheairbagsystem
Frontairbags
Switchingthefrontpassengerfrontairbagonandoffmanuallyusingthekeyoperatedswitch
Sideairbags
Curtainairbags

Thevehicleisequippedwithafrontairbagforthedriverandpassenger.Thefrontairbagscanprovidethefrontseatoccupantsadditionalprotectionfor
thechestandheadiftheseat,theseatbeltsandtheheadrestraintsandthesteeringwheelforthedriverareadjustedandusedcorrectly.Airbagsare
meantonlyforadditionalprotection.Theairbagsystemisnotasubstitutefortheseatbelts.Seatsbeltsmustalwaysbeworn,evenwhenthefrontseats
areequippedwithairbags.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
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Additionalinformationandwarnings:
DrivingtipsDrivingtips

CorrectsittingpositionAdjustingtheseatposition

SeatbeltsSeatbelts

Childseats(accessories)Childseats(accessories)

CleaningandcaringfortheinteriorCleaningandcaringfortheinterior

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

ConsumerinformationConsumerinformation

WARNING
Neverrelyontheairbagsystemexclusivelyforyourprotection.

Theairbaghasmerelyasupportivefunctionforyourprotection,evenifitistriggered.

TheairbagsystemoffersthebestlevelsofprotectionwhenseatbeltsareproperlywornandreducetheriskofinjurySeatbelts.

Beforeeverytrip,eachvehicleoccupantmustadoptthecorrectsittingposition,correctlyfastentheseatbeltbelongingtotheirseat
andkeepitfastenedproperlythroughoutthetrip.Thisappliestoallvehicleoccupants.

WARNING
Theriskofinjuryisincreasedifthereareanyitemslocatedbetweentheoccupantandthedeploymentzoneoftheairbag.Thiswill
impingeonthedeploymentzoneoftheairbagortheitemswillbeflungagainstthebody.

Neverholdanyobjectsinyourhandoronyourlapwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Nevertransportanyobjectsonthefrontpassengerseat.Theobjectscouldenterintothedeploymentzoneoftheairbagduring
suddenbrakingordrivingmanoeuvresandthenbeflungdangerouslythroughthevehicleinterioriftheairbagisactivated.

Occupantsofthefrontseatsandrearouterseatsmustnevercarryanypeople,petsorobjectsinthedeploymentzonebetweenthem
andtheairbags.Pleaseensurethatthisisalsoadheredtobychildrenandpassengers.

WARNING
Theairbagsystemcanonlybetriggeredonce.Thesystemwillhavetobereplacediftheairbagshavebeentriggered.

Usedairbagsandanysystempartsthatareaffectedshouldbereplacedassoonaspossiblebynewpartsthatareapprovedby
Volkswagenforthevehicle.

Repairsandmodificationstoyourvehicleshouldonlybecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshop.Qualifiedworkshopshavethe
necessarytools,diagnosticequipment,repairinformationandqualifiedpersonnel.

Neveruserecycledairbagcomponentsorcomponentsthathavebeentakenfromendoflifevehiclesinyourvehicle.

Neveralteranycomponentsoftheairbagsystem.

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WARNING
Afinedustmaydevelopwhentheairbagsdeploy.Thisisnormalanddoesnotmeanthereisafireinthevehicle.

Thefinedustcancauseirritationtotheskinandeyemembranesaswellascausebreathingdifficulties,particularlyforthosepeople
sufferingfromasthmaorotherrespiratoryhealthproblems.Inordertoreducebreathingdifficulties,getoutofthevehicleoropenthe
windowsordoorsinordertobreathefreshair.

Ifyoushouldcomeintocontactwiththedustyoushouldwashyourhandsandfacewithamildsoapandwaterbeforeeating.

Donotrubthedustintoyoureyesorintoopenwounds.

Rinseyoureyeswithwaterifdustisinyoureye.

WARNING
Solventscausethesurfaceoftheairbagstobecomeporous.Inanaccidentwhichtriggerstheairbag,looseplasticpartscancause
seriousinjury.

Nevercleanthedashpanelortheairbagcoverswithcleansersthatcontainsolvents.

Typesoffrontpassengerfrontairbagsystem

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Volkswagenoffers2differentfrontairbagsystemsforfrontpassengers:
A B
Featuresofthefrontpassengerfrontairbagthatcanonly Featuresofthefrontpassengerfrontairbagthatcanbe
beswitchedoffbyaqualifiedworkshop. switchedoffmanuallyusingthekeyoperatedswitch
Switchingthefrontpassengerfrontairbagonandoffmanually
usingthekeyoperatedswitch.

Indicatorlamp intheinstrumentcluster. Indicatorlamp intheinstrumentcluster.

Frontpassengerfrontairbaginthedashpanel. Indicatorlampinthedashpanel PASSENGERAIRBAG .

Keyoperatedswitchinthestowagecompartmentinthedashpanelon

thefrontpassengerside.

Frontpassengerfrontairbaginthedashpanel.

Name:airbagsystem. Name:airbagsystemwithfrontpassengerfrontairbag
deactivation.

Indicatorlamp

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Fig.70Indicatorlampforfrontpassengerfrontairbagswitchedoffindashpanel

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Litup Location Possiblecause Correction


Gotoaqualifiedworkshoptohavethesystemchecked
Instrumentcluster. Faultinairbagandbelttensionersystem.
immediately.

Gotoaqualifiedworkshoptohavethesystemchecked
Faultintheairbagsystem.
Dashpanel. immediately.

Frontpassengerfrontairbagswitchedoff. Checkwhethertheairbagshouldstayswitchedoff.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

Iftheindicatorlamp PASSENGERAIRBAG isnotpermanentlylitorifitlightsuptogetherwiththeindicatorlamp intheinstrument


clusterwhenthefrontpassengerfrontairbagisswitchedoff,theremaybeafaultintheairbagsystem :

DANGER
Ifthereisafaultintheairbagsystem,theairbagmaynottriggercorrectly,maynottriggeratallormaytriggerunexpectedly.Thiscould
causesevereorfatalinjuries.

Theairbagsystemshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshopassoonaspossible.

Neverfitachildseattothefrontpassengerseatorremoveachildseatthatisalreadyfitted!Thefrontpassengerfrontairbagmay
deployduringanaccidentinspiteofthefault.

NOTICE
Toavoiddamagetoyourvehicle,alwaysobservetheindicatorlampsandassociatedwarningtexts.

Descriptionandfunctionoftheairbagsystem

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theairbagscanprotectvehicleoccupantsduringfrontalandsidecollisionsbyreducingtheoccupants'movementsinthedirectionofthecollision.

Eachtriggeredairbagisfilledbyagasgenerator.Thiscausestheairbagcoverstobreakandtheairbagsareinflatedwithhighpowerwithinmilliseconds
intheirdeploymentzones.Onceanoccupantwearingaseatbeltstartstosinkintotheinflatedairbag,thegasinsidetheairbagstartstoescapetocushion
theoccupantandslowdowntheirmovement.Thisreducestheriskofsevereandfatalinjuries.Atriggeredairbagwillnotalwayspreventotherinjuries
fromoccurring,suchasswelling,bruisingandgrazing.Deploymentofanairbagcouldalsoresultinfrictionalheat.

Airbagsprovidenoprotectionforarmsorthelowerpartofthebody.

Themostimportantfactorsfortriggeringtheairbagarethetypeofaccident,theangleofimpact,thevehiclespeedandthetypeofobjectwithwhichthe
vehiclecollides.Therefore,visibledamagetothevehicledoesnotalwaysmeanthattheairbagshouldhavebeentriggered.

Thetriggeringoftheairbagsystemdependsonthevehicledecelerationratecausedbythecollisionandregisteredbytheelectroniccontrolunit.Ifthisrate
isbelowthereferencevalueprogrammedintothecontrolunit,theairbagswillnotbetriggered,eventhoughthevehiclemaybebadlydamagedasa
resultofthecollision.Vehicledamage,repaircostsoreventhelackofvehicledamageinanaccidentisnotnecessarilyanindicationofwhetheranairbag
shouldinflateornot.Itisnotpossibletodefinearangeofvehiclespeedsandreferencevalues,sincethecircumstanceswillvaryconsiderablybetween
onecollisionandanother.Itisthereforeimpossibletocovereverypossiblekindandangleofimpactthatwouldtriggertheairbags.Importantfactorsinthe
triggeringoftheairbaginclude,forexample,thenature(hardorsoft)oftheobjectthatthevehiclehits,theangleofimpactaswellasvehiclespeed.
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triggeringoftheairbaginclude,forexample,thenature(hardorsoft)oftheobjectthatthevehiclehits,theangleofimpactaswellasvehiclespeed.

Airbagsonlyserveasasupplementtothethreepointseatbeltinsomeaccidentsituationswhenthevehiclebrakingissufficienttotriggertheairbags.
Airbagscanonlybetriggeredonceandonlyincertainsituations.Theseatbeltsarealwaystheretoprovideprotectioninsituationswhentheairbagsare
nottriggeredorhavealreadybeentriggered.Forexample,ifthevehiclecollideswithafurthervehiclefollowingafirstcollisionorishitbyanothervehicle.

Theairbagsystemispartofthevehicle'soverallpassivesafetyconcept.Theairbagsystemcanonlyworkeffectivelywhentheoccupantsarewearingtheir
seatbeltscorrectlyandhaveassumedapropersittingposition Adjustingtheseatposition.

Componentsofthevehiclesafetyconcept
Thefollowingvehiclesafetyequipmentmakesupthevehicle'ssafetyconcepttoreducetheriskofsevereandfatalinjuries.Dependingonthevehicle
equipmentlevel,someoftheequipmentmaynotbefittedinyourvehicle.Itmaynotbeavailableatallinsomecountries.

Optimisedseatbeltsforallseats.

Belttensionersforthedriverandfrontpassengerandalsoontherearouterseatsifinconjunctionwithsideairbags.

Belttensionlimiterforthedriver,frontpassengerandfortherearouterseats.

Beltheightadjusterforthefrontseats.

Seatbeltwarninglamp.

Frontairbagsfordriverandfrontpassenger.

Sideairbagsforthedriver,frontpassengerand,ifapplicable,fortherearouterseats.

Curtainairbagsontherightandleft.

Airbagindicatorlamp .

PASSENGERAIRBAG indicatorlamp

Controlunitsandsensors.

Heightadjustableheadrestraintsoptimisedforrearimpact.

Adjustablesteeringcolumn.

Ifapplicable,anchorpointsforchildseatsontherearouterseatsandonthefrontpassengerseat.

Ifapplicable,securingpointsforthetoptetherforchildseats.

Situationswhenthefront,sideandcurtainairbagswillnotbetriggered:
Iftheignitionisswitchedoffduringacollision.

Ifthelevelofdecelerationmeasuredbythecontrolunitistoolowduringacollisionatthefrontofthevehicle.

Duringaminorsidecollision.

Duringrearcollisions.

Ifthevehiclerollsover.

Ifthespeedinacollisionislowerthanthereferencevaluespecifiedinthecontrolunit.

Frontairbags

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Fig.71Locationanddeploymentzoneofthedriverfrontairbag

Fig.72Locationanddeploymentzoneofthefrontpassengerfrontairbag

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Inconjunctionwiththeseatbelts,thefrontairbagsystemgivesthefrontoccupantsadditionalprotectionfortheheadandchestintheeventofasevere
frontalcollision.AlwayskeepasfarawayfromthefrontairbagaspossibleAdjustingtheseatposition.Thisway,thefrontairbagscandeployfully
whentheyaretriggeredthusprovidingtheirmaximumprotection.

ThefrontairbagforthedriverislocatedinthesteeringwheelFig.71andthefrontairbagforthefrontpassengerislocatedonthedashpanel
Fig.72.TheairbaglocationsareidentifiedbythetextAIRBAG.

TheareasinsidetheredlinesFig.71andFig.72arecoveredbythefrontairbagswhendeployed(deploymentzone).Forthisreason,youmust
neverleaveorattachanyitemsintheseareas .Thefactoryfittedaccessories,suchasthebaseplateforthemobiletelephoneholder,willnotbe
struckwhenthedriverandfrontpassengerfrontairbagsaredeployed.

TheairbagcoversfoldoutofthesteeringwheelFig.71ordashpanelFig.72whenthedriverandfrontpassengerfrontairbagsdeploy.The
airbagcoversremainconnectedtothesteeringwheelorthedashpanel.

DANGER
Theairbagdeploysinfractionsofasecondandathighspeed.

Alwaysleavethedeploymentzonesofthefrontairbagsclear.

Neverattachanyitems,suchasdrinkortelephoneholders,tothecoversoftheairbagsoranywhereintheairbagdeploymentzone.

Occupantsinthefrontseatsmustnevercarryanypeople,petsorobjectsinthedeploymentzonebetweenthemandtheairbags.

Donotattachanyitemstothewindscreenabovethefrontairbagonthefrontpassengerside.

Donotcoverorstickanythingonthesteeringwheelhuborthesoftplasticsurfaceoftheairbagunitonthefrontpassengerside,
anddonotobstructormodifytheminanyway.

WARNING
ThefrontairbagsaredeployedinfrontofthesteeringwheelFig.71anddashpanelFig.72.

Whendriving,alwaysholdthesteeringwheelwithbothhandsontheoutsideoftheringatthe9o'clockand3o'clockpositions.

Adjustthedriverseatinsuchawaythatthereisatleast25cmbetweenyourbreastboneandthehubofthesteeringwheel.Ifyour
buildmakesitimpossibletofulfilthisrequirementcontactaqualifiedworkshop.

Adjustthefrontpassengerseatsothatthedistancebetweenthepassengerandthedashpanelisaslargeaspossible.
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Adjustthefrontpassengerseatsothatthedistancebetweenthepassengerandthedashpanelisaslargeaspossible.

Switchingthefrontpassengerfrontairbagonandoffmanuallyusingthekeyoperatedswitch

Fig.73Inthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside:keyswitchfordisablingandenablingthefrontairbagonthefrontpassengerside

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Thefrontpassengerfrontairbagmustbeswitchedoffwhensecuringarearfacingchildseattothefrontpassengerseat.

Disablingthefrontpassengerfrontairbag
Switchofftheignition.

Openthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside.

RemovethesparekeyfromthevehiclekeyVehiclekeyset.

UsethesparekeytoturnthekeyswitchtotheOFFpositionFig.73.

Closethestowagecompartmentonfrontpassengerside.

Whentheignitionisswitchedon,theindicatorlamp PASSENGERAIRBAG willlightuppermanentlyinthedashpanelIndicatorlamp.

Enablingthefrontpassengerfrontairbag
Switchofftheignition.

Openthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside.

RemovethesparekeyfromthevehiclekeyVehiclekeyset.

UsethesparekeytoturnthekeyswitchtotheONpositionFig.73.

Closethestowagecompartmentonfrontpassengerside.

Checkthattheindicatorlamp PASSENGERAIRBAG inthedashpaneldoesnotlightupwhentheignitionisswitchedonIndicatorlamp


.

Identifyingcharacteristicsforadisabledfrontpassengerfrontairbag
Adisabledfrontpassengerfrontairbagisidentifiedonlywhentheindicatorlamp PASSENGERAIRBAG isdisplayedinthedashpanel(
lightsupyellowpermanently)Indicatorlamp.

Iftheindicatorlamp inthecentreconsoleisnotlituppermanently,orifitlightsupatthesametimeasindicatorlamp intheinstrument


cluster,donotattachanychildrestraintsystemtothefrontpassengerseatforsafetyreasons.Thefrontpassengerfrontairbagmaydeployduringan
accident.

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WARNING
Thefrontpassengerfrontairbagshouldonlybeswitchedoffinexceptionalcircumstances.

Inordertopreventdamagetotheairbagsystem,onlyswitchthefrontpassengerfrontairbagonandoffwhentheignitionis
switchedoff.

Itisthedriver'sresponsibilitytoensurethatthekeyoperatedswitchissettothecorrectposition.

Onlyswitchthefrontpassengerfrontairbagoffif,inexceptionalcircumstances,achildseathastobeattachedtothefront
passengerseat.

Switchthefrontpassengerfrontairbagbackonagainassoonasthechildseatonthefrontpassengerseatisnolongerbeingused.

Sideairbags

Fig.74Onlefthandsideofvehicle:deploymentzonesofsideairbags

Fig.75Onthesideofthefrontseat:locationanddeploymentrangeofthesideairbag

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ThesideairbagsarelocatedintheouterseatbackrestcushionsofthedriverseatandfrontpassengerseatFig.75.Dependingontheequipment
levelofthevehicle,sideairbagsmayalsobefittedfortheouterrearseats.Theyarelocatedbetweenthedooropeningandthebackrests.Thelocations
oftheairbagsaremarkedwithstickerswiththewordAIRBAG.TheareasmarkedinredFig.74andFig.75indicatethedeploymentzonesofthe
sideairbags.

Duringasidecollision,thesideairbagswillbedeployedonthevehicle'ssideofimpact,reducingtheriskofinjurytotheareasoftheoccupants'bodies
facingtheimpact.

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WARNING
Theairbagdeploysinfractionsofasecondandathighspeed.

Alwaysleavethedeploymentzonesofthesideairbagsclear.

Occupantsofthefrontseatsandrearouterseatsmustnevercarryanypeople,petsorobjectsinthedeploymentzonebetweenthem
andtheairbags.

Thebuiltincoathooksshouldbeusedonlyforlightweightclothing.Donotleaveanyheavyorsharpobjectsinthepockets.

Donotfitanyaccessoriesontothedoors.

Donotfitseatcoversorprotectivecoversovertheseatsunlesstheyhavebeenexpresslyapprovedforuseinthevehicle.Otherwise
thesideairbagmaynotbeabletodeployifithasbeentriggered.

WARNING
Incorrectuseofthedriverandfrontpassengerseatcouldhindertheproperfunctionofthesideairbagandcauseseriousinjury.

Neverremovethefrontseatsfromthevehicleoralteranycomponentsoftheseseats.

Iftoomuchpressureisappliedtothebackrestsidebolster,thesideairbagsmaynotbetriggeredcorrectly,maynottriggeratall,or
maytriggerunexpectedly.

Anydamagetotheoriginalseatupholsteryoraroundtheseamsofthesideairbagunitsmustberepairedimmediatelybyaqualified
workshop.

Curtainairbags

Fig.76Onthelefthandsideofthevehicle:locationanddeploymentzoneofthecurtainairbag

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Intheinterior,acurtainairbagisfittedabovethedoorsonboththedriverandfrontpassengersidesFig.76.Theairbaglocationisidentifiedbythe
textAIRBAG.

TheareaintheredframeFig.76iscoveredbythecurtainairbagwhentriggered(deploymentzone).Forthisreason,youmustneverleaveorattach
anyitemsinthisarea.

Inasidecollisionthecurtainairbagistriggeredontheimpactsideofthevehicle.

Inasidecollisionthecurtainairbagsreducetheriskofinjurytotheareasofthebodyfacingtheimpactforpassengersonthefrontseatsandtheouter
rearseats.
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rearseats.

WARNING
Theairbagdeploysinfractionsofasecondandathighspeed.

Alwaysleavethedeploymentzonesofthecurtainairbagsclear.

Neversecureanyitemstothecoverorinthedeploymentzoneofthecurtainairbag.

Occupantsofthefrontseatsandrearouterseatsmustnevercarryanypeople,petsorobjectsinthedeploymentzonebetweenthem
andtheairbags.

Thebuiltincoathooksshouldbeusedonlyforlightweightclothing.Donotleaveanyheavyorsharpobjectsinthepockets.

Donotfitanyaccessoriesontothedoors.

Donotinstallanysunblindsontothesidewindowsunlesstheyhavebeenexpresslyapprovedforuseinyourvehicle.

Ifsuitableblindsarefitted,thenonlypullthesunblindsdownoverthesidewindowsiftherearenoitemsattachedtothem(suchas
pensoraremotecontrolforagaragedoor).

Childseats(accessories)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Generalinformationontransportingchildreninthevehicle
Varioussecuringsystems
Usingachildseatonthefrontpassengerseat
Usingachildseatontherearseats
Securingachildseatwithaseatbelt
Attachingchildseatsusingloweranchoringpoints(ISOFIX,LATCH)
Securingchildseatswiththetoptether

Itisabsolutelynecessarytoreadalloftheinformationconcerningtheairbagsystembeforetransportingbabiesorchildreninachildseatonthefront
passengerseat.

Thisinformationisveryimportantforthesafetyofthedriverandthesafetyofallpassengers,babiesandsmallchildreninparticular.

VolkswagenrecommendsusingchildseatsfromVolkswagen'srangeofaccessories.Thesechildseatsweredevelopedandapprovedforusein
Volkswagenvehicles.ChildseatsforthevariousdifferentsecuringsystemsareavailablefromaVolkswagendealer.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
SeatbeltsSeatbelts

AirbagsystemAirbagsystem

IntegratedchildseatsIntegratedchildseat

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WARNING
Childrenwhoarenotstrappedinorwhoarenotstrappedinproperlycouldsustainsevereorfatalinjurieswhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Neverusearearfacingchildseatonthefrontpassengerseatwhenthefrontpassengerfrontairbagisswitchedon.

Childrenupto12yearsofageshouldalwaysbetransportedontherearseat.

Alwayssecurechildreninthevehicleinanauthorisedrestraintsystemwhichissuitablefortheirheightandweight.

Alwaysfastenchildren'sseatbeltscorrectlyandensurethattheyassumeacorrectsittingposition.

Adjusttheseatbackresttoanuprightpositionifachildseatistobeusedonthisseat.

Donotallowchildrentositwiththeirheadsoranyotherbodypartsinthesideairbag'sdeploymentzone.

Makesuretheseatbeltroutingiscorrect.

Nevertravelwhenchildrenorbabiesarebeingcarriedonsomebody'slap.

Onlyeverfastenonechildintoachildseat.

Readandfollowtheinstructionsbythemanufacturerofthechildseat.

WARNING
Anunsecured,unoccupiedchildseatcouldbeflungthroughthevehicleinteriorintheeventofasuddenbrakingmanoeuvreor
accident.Thiscouldcauseinjuries.

Alwayssecurechildseatssafelyorstowthemintheluggagecompartmentiftheyarenotbeingusedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Replacechildseatsthatwithstandanyforceduringanaccidentastheycouldhavesustaineddamagewhichmaynotbevisible.

Generalinformationontransportingchildreninthevehicle

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Legislationandlegalrequirementstakeprecedenceoverthedescriptionsinthisowner'smanual.Variousstandardsandregulationscontroltheuseof
childseatsandmethodsforsecuringthem.Forexample,thiscouldmeanthatinsomecountriesyouarenotallowedtousechildseatsoncertainseatsin
thevehicle.

ThelawsofphysicswhichcomeintoforceonavehicleduringacollisionoranyotherkindofaccidentalsoapplyforchildrenSeatbelts.Incontrastto
adultsandteenagers,however,children'smusclesandbonesarenotyetfullydeveloped.Thereisahigherriskforchildrenthanforadultsofsustaining
seriousinjuriesinanaccident.

Childrenmustbetransportedusingchildrestraintsystemsspeciallysuitedtotheirsize,weightandbuildaschildren'sbodiesarenotyetfullydeveloped.In
manycountriestherearelawswhichrequiretheuseofapprovedchildrestraintsystemsforbabiesandsmallchildren.

Useonlysuitable,approvedandauthorisedchildseatsinyourvehicle.Ifyouareunsure,alwaysspeaktoyourVolkswagendealershiporaqualified
workshop.

Checklist

Transportingchildreninthevehicle :

Observeanycountryspecificlegalrequirements.

Volkswagenrecommendsthatchildrenunder12yearsofagearealwaystransportedontherearseats.
Countryspecificstandardsforchildseats(selection)
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AchildshouldonlybetransportedonthefrontpassengerseatinexceptionalcircumstancesUsingachildseatonthefrontpassengerseatChild
seatOnthefrontpassengerseat.Thesafestseatinthevehicleisontherearseatbehindthefrontpassengerseat.

Alwayssecureanychildreninthevehicleinarestraintsystem.Therestraintsystemmustbesuitableforthechild'sheight,weightandbuild.

Transportonlyonechildperchildseat.

Observetheinstructionsfromthemanufacturerofthechildseatandalwayskeeptheminthevehicle.

Whensecuringachildseatusingtheseatbelt,alwaysguidethebeltthroughoraroundthechildseatasdescribedintheinstructionsfromthe
childseatmanufacturer.

Alwaysmakesurethattheseatbeltroutingiscorrectforchildrenandthattheyaresittinginthecorrectposition.

Wheneverpossible,fitthechildseatontherearbenchseatbehindthefrontpassengerseatsothatchildrencanexitthevehicleonthekerbside.

Donotleaveanytoysorotherobjectslooseinthechildseatorontheseatwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

ThechildseatsmustcorrespondtothestandardECER441) .FurtherinformationcanbeprovidedbyaVolkswagendealershiporontheInternetat
www.volkswagen.com.

GroupclassificationforchildseatsaccordingtoECER44

Weightclass Child'sweight Age


Group0 upto10kg uptoapprox.9months

Group0+ upto13kg uptoapprox.18months

Group1 9to18kg approx.8monthsto31/2years

Group2 15to25kg approx.3to7years

Group3 22to36kg approx.6to12years

Noteverychildwillfitintheseatspecifiedforhisorherweightgroup.Likewise,noteveryseatwillfitineveryvehicle.Therefore,alwayscheckwhetherthe
childfitscorrectlyinthechildseatandwhethertheseatissecurelyattachedinthevehicle.

ChildseatsthathavebeentestedandapprovedundertheECER44standardbearthetestmarkontheseat:theletterEinacirclewiththetestnumber
belowit.

WARNING
Ignoringanyofthepointsonthisimportantsafetychecklistcanleadtoaccidentsandinjuries.

Followtheinstructionsonthechecklist.

WARNING
Inthecaseofanaccident,therearseatisthesafestplaceforchildrenwithproperlyfastenedseatbelts.

Asuitablechildseatwhichiscorrectlyfittedandisusedononeoftherearseatswill,inmostaccidentsituations,providethe
maximumlevelofprotectionforchildrenupto12yearsold.

1)
ECER:EconomicCommissionforEuropeRegulation.

Varioussecuringsystems

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Fig.77Ontherearseats:figuresandillustratethemainsecuringpointsforthechildrestraintsystemonthelowerretainingringsandtoptether.
Figureshowshowtosecurethechildrestraintsystemusingthevehicleseatbelt

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Alwayssecurechildseatsproperly,safelyandinaccordancewiththeinstructionsfromthechildseatmanufacturer.

Thefittedchildseatmustsitclosetothevehicleseatandmustnotbeabletomoveortipmorethan2.5cm.

ChildseatsthatareintendedtobesecuredusingthetoptethermustbesecuredusingthetoptetherinthevehicleSecuringchildseatswiththetop
tether.Attachthetoptetheronlytotheretainingringsfittedforthispurpose.Notallfasteningringscanbeusedwiththetoptether.Alwayspullthetop
tethertightlysothatthechildseatissecureandfitscloselytotheseat.

Countryspecificsecuringsystems
VariantsoftheattachmentsystemFig.77:

ISOFIXretainingringsandtoptether,includinginEuropeAttachingchildseatsusingloweranchoringpoints(ISOFIX,LATCH)and
Securingchildseatswiththetoptether.

LATCH/UCRAuniversalanchorageattachmentpointsandtoptether,includingcountriessuchasNorthAmericaAttachingchildseatsusing
loweranchoringpoints(ISOFIX,LATCH).

ThreepointautomaticseatbeltandtoptetherSecuringachildseatwithaseatbelt.

Thesystemsaremadeupofattachmentsforchildrestraintsystemswithatoptetherandloweranchoringpointsintheseat.

Usingachildseatonthefrontpassengerseat

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Notallcountriesallowyoutotransportchildrenonthefrontpassengerseat.Noteverychildseatissuitableforuseonthefrontpassengerseat.
Volkswagendealershipskeepanuptodatelistofallauthorisedchildseats.Onlyusechildseatswhichhavebeenauthorisedforyourvehicle.

Theactivefrontairbagonthefrontpassengersidepresentsamajordangertoachild.Transportingachildinarearfacingchildseatonthefront
passengerseatcanposeadangertothechild'slife.

Ifarearfacingchildseatissecuredtothefrontpassengerseat,aninflatingfrontpassengerfrontairbagcanstrikeitwithsuchforcethatcriticalorfatal
injuriesmayoccur .Therefore,neverusearearfacingchildseatonthefrontpassengerseatwhenthefrontpassengerfrontairbagisactivated.

Onlyusearearfacingchildseatonthefrontpassengerseatwhenyouhaveascertainedthatthefrontpassengerfrontairbaghasbeenswitchedoff.This
isconfirmedwhentheyellowindicatorlampinthedashpanel PASSENGERAIRBAG lightsupAirbagsystem.Ifthefrontpassenger
frontairbagcannotbeswitchedoffandstaysactive,donottransportanychildrenonthefrontpassengerseat .

Whattobeawareofwhenusingachildseatonthefrontpassengerseat:
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Whattobeawareofwhenusingachildseatonthefrontpassengerseat:
Thefrontpassengerfrontairbagmustbedeactivatedwhenarearfacingchildseatisbeingused Switchingthefrontpassengerfrontairbag
onandoffmanuallyusingthekeyoperatedswitch.

Thefrontpassengerseatbackrestmustbeinanuprightposition.

Thefrontpassengerseatmustbepushedasfarbackasitwillgo.

Invehicleswithheightadjustableseats,thefrontpassengerseatmustbeashighaspossible.

Theseatbeltheightadjustermustbeatthehighestsetting.

Suitablechildseats
Thechildseatmustbespeciallyauthorisedbythemanufacturerforuseonthefrontpassengerseatinvehicleswithfrontandsideairbags.

Universalchildseatsingroups0,0+,1,2,or3,asspecifiedinECER44,canbefittedtothefrontpassengerseat.

DANGER
Ifachildseatissecuredtothefrontpassengerseat,therisktothechildofsustainingcriticalorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccident
increases.Neverusearearfacingchildseatonthefrontpassengerseatifthefrontpassengerfrontairbagisenabled.Thechildcould
sufferfatalinjurieswhenthefrontairbagisactivatedasthechildseatwillbehitbytheairbagwithfullforceandthrownagainsttheseat
backrest.

DANGER
Thefollowingpointsmustbeensuredwhen,inexceptionalcircumstances,achildistransportedinarearfacingchildseatonthefront
passengerseat.

Thefrontpassengerfrontairbagmustbeswitchedoffandremainswitchedoff.

Thechildseatmustbeapprovedbythechildseatmanufacturerforuseonafrontpassengerseatwithfrontorsideairbags.

Followthefittinginstructionsfromthechildseatmanufacturerandobserveallwarnings.

Pushthefrontpassengerseatasfaraspossibletotherearandadjustalsotothehighestpositioninordertoadoptthefurthest
possiblepositionfromthefrontairbag.

Adjustthebackresttoanuprightposition.

Setthebeltheightadjustertothehighestposition.

Alwayssecurechildreninthevehicleinanauthorisedrestraintsystemwhichissuitablefortheirheightandweight.

Usingachildseatontherearseats

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Whenfittingrearseatswithachildseat,thefrontseatmustbeadjustedsothatthechildhassufficientspace.Adjustthefrontseataccordingtothesizeof
thechildseatandchild.Besurethatthefrontpassengercanstillmaintainacorrectsittingposition Adjustingtheseatposition.

Suitablechildseats
Thechildseatmusthavebeenapprovedbythemanufacturerforuseontherearbenchseatwithsideairbag.

Universalchildseatsingroups0,0+,1,2,or3asspecifiedinECER44canbefittedtotherearseats.

TheouterseatsaresuitableforchildseatswiththeISOFIXsystemwhicharespeciallyapprovedforthisvehicletypebyECER44.

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ISOFIXchildseatsapprovedforuseonrearseats
TherearedifferentcategoriesofISOFIXchildseats:universal,semiuniversalandvehiclespecific.

IftheISOFIXchildseathasuniversalapproval,thechildseatmustbefastenedwiththeloweranchoringpointsandthetoptether.

IfISOFIXchildseatshavesemiuniversalorvehiclespecificapproval,acheckmustbemadepriortouseinordertofindoutwhetherthechildseathas
beenapprovedforthevehicle.Forthispurpose,thechildseatmanufacturersuppliestheISOFIXchildseatwithalistofvehiclesforwhichthe
respectiveISOFIXchildseathasbeenapproved.Ifnecessary,contactthechildseatmanufacturerforanuptodatelistofvehicles.

Securingachildseatwithaseatbelt

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Itispermissibletofastenchildseatswithuniversalwrittenontheorangelabeltotheseatsusingtheseatbelt,butonlyontheseatsmarkedinthetable
withau.

Weightclass Frontpassengerseat Seatsontherearbenchseat


Group0
u u
upto10kg

Group0+
u u
upto13kg

Group1
u u
9to18kg

Group2
u u
15to25kg

Group3
u u
22to36kg

Securingachildseatusingtheseatbelt
Readandfollowtheinstructionsbythemanufacturerofthechildseat.

Whenplacingthechildseatonthefrontpassengerseat,pushtheseatbackasfaraspossibleandadjustthebackresttoanuprightposition
Adjustingtheseatposition.

Positionthechildseatontheseataccordingtotheinstructionsgivenbythechildseatmanufacturer.

Theseatbeltheightadjustermustbeatthehighestsetting.

Fastentheseatbeltorguideitthroughthechildseatasdescribedintheinstructionsbythechildseatmanufacturer.

Makesurethattheseatbeltisnottwisted.

Insertthelatchplateintothebucklefortheappropriateseatandpushitdownuntilitissecurelylockedandyouhearaclick.

Theupperpartofthebeltmustliesnuglyandfullyoverthechildseat.

Pulltheupperbelttocheckthatitisnowlockedandcannolongerbepulledout.

Removingchildseats
Unfastenseatbeltsonlywhenthevehicleisstationary .

Presstheredbuttoninthebuckle.Thelatchplateisreleasedandspringsout.

Guidethebeltbackbyhandsothatitrollsupeasily,withouttwistingtheseatbeltandwithoutdamagingthetrim.

Removethechildseatfromthevehicle.

WARNING
Unfasteningseatbeltswhilethevehicleisinmotioncanleadtosevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccidentorsuddenbrakingor
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Unfasteningseatbeltswhilethevehicleisinmotioncanleadtosevereorfatalinjuriesintheeventofanaccidentorsuddenbrakingor
steeringmanoeuvre.

Unfastenseatbeltsonlywhenthevehicleisstationary.

Attachingchildseatsusingloweranchoringpoints(ISOFIX,LATCH)

Fig.78Onvehicleseat:differentmarkingsidentifyingtheloweranchoringpointsforchildseats

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2retainingrings,alsoknownasloweranchoringpoints,arefittedtoeachoutsiderearseat.

OverviewofinstallationwithISOFIX
ThefollowingtablelistswhereandhowISOFIXchildseatscanbefastenedattheloweranchoringpointsontheindividualseatsinthevehicleaccordingto
EuropeanDirectiveECE16.

ThebodyweightpermissibleforthechildseatandthesizeclassAtoGareindicatedonthelabelattachedtochildseatswithuniversalorsemiuniversal
certification.

Group(weightclass)
Group0:upto Group0:upto10kg Group1:9to18kg
10kg
Group0+:upto13kg
Rearfacing Rearfacing
Rearfacing Forwardfacing
Directionofinstallation (oppositetodriving (oppositetodriving
(oppositetodrivingdirection) (indrivingdirection)
direction) direction)

Sizeclass F G C D E C D A B B1

Installationonfrontpassenger
Seatwithoutanchoringpoints,notattachedwithISOFIX/LATCH
seat

Installationonouterseatsonthe
ILSU ILSU ILSU IUF/ILSU
rearbenchseat

Installationonmiddleseatonthe
Seatwithoutanchoringpoints,notattachedwithISOFIX/LATCH
rearbenchseat

ILSU:SuitableseatforinstallinganISOFIXchildseatwithsemiuniversalapproval,refertovehiclelistfromchildseatmanufacturer.

IUF:SuitableseatforinstallationofanISOFIXchildseatwithuniversalapprovalandsecuringwithtoptether.

Childseatswithfixedattachments
Insertguidescanbeusedtoinstallachildseatwithrigidattachments.Insertguidesfacilitateinstallationandprotecttheseatcovers.Theinsertguidesin
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somecasesarepartofthescopeofsupplyforthechildseatorcanbeobtainedfromyourVolkswagendealership.Ifnecessary,theinsertguidesare
latchedontothetwoanchoringpointsinthevehicle .

Observetheinstructionsbythechildseatmanufacturerwhenfittingorremovingthechildseat .

InsertthechildseatintotheretainingringsFig.78inthedirectionofthearrow.Thechildseatmustaudiblyclicksecurelyintoplace.

Pullonbothsidesofthechildseat.

Childseatswithadjustableattachmentbelts
Observetheinstructionsbythechildseatmanufacturerwhenfittingorremovingthechildseat .

PositionthechildseatontheseatcushionandattachthehooksfromtheattachmentbeltsontotheretainingringsFig.78.

Pulltheattachmentbeltstoensurethattheyareequallytaut.Thechildseatmustfitsnuglytothevehicleseat.

Pullonbothsidesofthechildseat.

WARNING
Theloweranchoringpointsforthechildseatsarenotfasteningrings.Fitchildseatstotheloweranchoringpointsonly.

NOTICE
Inordertoavoidpermanentmarksontheseats,theinsertguidesshouldberemovedfromtheanchoringpointswhenthereisno
childseatfittedtothem.

Inordertoavoiddamagetotheseatcovers,theseatsortheinsertguides,theinsertguidesmustalwaysberemovedfromthe
anchoringpointsbeforefoldingtherearbenchseatforwards.

Securingchildseatswiththetoptether

Fig.79Exampleofafastenedtoptether

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Fig.80Toptetherstrapsfittedintheluggagecompartment

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Observetheinstructionsprovidedbythechildseatmanufacturerwhenfittingorremovingthechildseat .

ReleasetheseatbackrestandfoldthebackrestforwardsslightlySeatfunctions.

RemovetheheadrestraintlocatedbehindthechildseatandstowitsecurelyinthevehicleAdjustingtheseatposition.

Guidethetoptetherofthechildseatbehindthebackrestintotheluggagecompartment.

Foldbacktheseatbackrestandpushitfirmlytolockitinplace.Theredmarkingonthereleasebuttonshouldnolongerbevisible.

AttachthechildseattotheloweranchoringpointsAttachingchildseatsusingloweranchoringpoints(ISOFIX,LATCH).

FastenthetoptethertotheretainingringsintheluggagecompartmentFig.80.

Stretchthebeltsothatthechildseatispositionedhighonthebackrest.

ReinstalltheheadrestraintsafterthechildseathasbeenremovedAdjustingtheseatposition.

WARNING
Childseatsattachedusingtheloweranchoringpointsandtoptethermustbefittedaccordingtotheinstructionsfromthemanufacturer.
Thiscouldotherwiseleadtosevereinjuries.

Neverattachmorethanonetoptetherfromachildseattooneretainingringintheluggagecompartment.

Neverfastenthetoptethertooneofthefasteningrings.

Integratedchildseat
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Foldingouttheintegratedchildseat
Seatbeltroutingforanintegratedchildseat
Stowingthechildseat

Theintegratedchildseatissuitableonlyforchildrenbelongingtogroup2(1525kg)andgroup3(2236kg),asspecifiedinthestandardECER44.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
SeatbeltsSeatbelts

DANGER
Childrenwhoarenotbeltedinandchildrenwhoarenotsecuredusingasuitablerestraintsystemcouldsustainfatalinjuriesifthe
airbagsaredeployed.

Alwaystransportchildrenuptotheageof12ontherearseats.
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Alwaystransportchildrenuptotheageof12ontherearseats.

Ifexceptionalcircumstancesrequireyoutotransportachildinarearfacingchildseatonthefrontpassengerseat,thefront
passengerfrontairbagmustalwaysbeswitchedoff.

Alwayssecurechildreninthevehicleinarestraintsystemwhichissuitablefortheirheightandweight.

Alwaysmakesurethatchildrenareproperlybeltedin.

WARNING
Whentravelling,childrenmustbesecuredinthevehicleinachildseatappropriateforweightandsize.

Alwayssecurechildreninthevehicleinarestraintsystemwhichissuitablefortheirheightandweight.

Alwaysfastenchildren'sseatbeltscorrectlyandensurethattheyassumeacorrectsittingposition.

Theshoulderpartoftheseatbeltmustlieapproximatelyonthecentreoftheshoulderandneveracrosstheneckorupperarm.

Theshoulderbeltmustlieclosetothechest.

Thelappartoftheseatbeltmustlieacrossthepelvis,notacrossthestomach,andalwaysfitclosely.

Ifnecessary,tightenthebeltsothatitliessnuglyoverthebody.

Nevertravelwhenchildrenorbabiesarebeingcarriedonsomebody'slap.

Alwayssecurechildrenunder1.5mtallinachildseat.Usinganormalseatbeltcouldleadtoinjuriestotheabdominalandneckareas.

Onlyeverfastenonechildintoachildseat.

Readandobservetheinformationandwarningsfromthechildseatmanufacturer.

Neverleaveachildinachildseatunsupervisedoraloneinthevehicle.

Anymodificationstotheintegratedchildseatmustbemadeonlybyaqualifiedworkshop.

Haveachildseatorpartsofachildseatreplacedifthechildseatoranypartofitbecomesdamagedorifitwithstandstheforceofa
collisionduringanaccident.

WARNING
Looseitemscouldbeflungthroughthevehicleinteriorintheeventofasuddenbrakingmanoeuvreoraccident.Thiscouldcause
injuries.

Donotleaveanytoysorhardobjectslooseinthechildseatorontheseat.

Foldingouttheintegratedchildseat

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Fig.81Integratedchildseat:foldingouttheseatcushion

Fig.82Integratedchildseat:insertingsideheadrestraints

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Theintegratedchildseatmaybeequippedwithsideheadrestraints.Volkswagenrecommendsthatyoualwaysusetheintegratedchildseatwiththe
removablesideheadrestraints.Itissuitableforchildrenovertheageof3only.

Foldingouttheseatcushion
UsingthereleaseleverFig.81,pulltheseatcushionforwardsinthedirectionofthearrowFig.81.

FoldbothsidesFig.81upinthedirectionofthearrowsFig.81.

PushtheseatcushionFig.81totherearinthedirectionofthearrowsFig.81untilitengagesinplace.

Fittingthesideheadrestraints
PushtheheadrestraintFig.82upFig.82.

MakesurethatthebeltguideonthewindowsideisfittedtothesideheadrestraintSeatbeltroutingforanintegratedchildseat.

PushthesideheadrestraintsFig.82fromthefrontinthedirectionofthearrowFig.82intotheguidesontheheadrestraint.

Thesideheadrestraintsmustclickintoplace.TheredmarkingshouldnolongerbevisibleFig.82.

PushthebuttonontheheadrestraintandpushdowntheheadrestraintAdjustingtheseatposition.

Seatbeltroutingforanintegratedchildseat

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Fig.83Integratedchildseat:seatbeltrouting

Fig.84Integratedchildseat:seatbeltroutingwithbeltguide

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UsingthebeltguideFig.84,positiontheseatbeltsothat,onsmallerchildren,theshoulderpartofthebeltsitsonthemiddleoftheshoulder.

Beltguide
Attachthebeltguidetothewindowsideofthesideheadrestraint.Thebeltguideissecuredbyapressstud.

Unfastenthehighestpressstudonthebeltguideandguidethebeltunderthesideheadrestraintandthroughthebeltguide.

Refastenthepressstud.

Seatbeltrouting
Guidetheautomaticthreepointseatbeltunderthesideheadrestraint.

Takeholdofthelatchplateandpullitslowlyacrossthechestandpelvis.

Insertthelatchplateintothebucklefortheappropriateseatandpushitdownuntilitissecurelylockedwithanaudibleclick.

Pullontheseatbelttoensurethatthelatchplateissecurelylockedinthebuckle.

WARNING
Theseatbeltwilloffertheoptimumlevelofprotectionfromsevereandfatalinjuriesonlywhentheseatbeltroutingiscorrect.

Alwaysfastenchildren'sseatbeltscorrectlyandensurethattheyassumeacorrectsittingposition.

Alwayspositiontheshoulderpartofthebeltoverthemiddleoftheshoulder.

Theseatbeltmustalwayslieflatandsnuglyonthebody.
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Theseatbeltmustalwayslieflatandsnuglyonthebody.

Ifnecessary,tightenthebeltsothatitliessnuglyoverthebody.

Alwayswearthelappartoftheseatbeltoverthepelvisandnotacrosstheabdomen.

Onlyeverfastenonechildintoachildseat.

Stowingthechildseat

Fig.85Integratedchildseat:foldingbacktheseatcushion

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Foldingtheseatcushionback
UsingthereleaseleverFig.85,pulltheseatcushionforwardsinthedirectionofthearrow.

Pressthecentreoftheseatcushiondowninthedirectionofthearrowsothatitengagessecurely .Thesiderestraintsfoldinautomatically.

Removingthesideheadrestraints
Unfastenthebeltguide.

Guidethebeltbackbyhandsothatitrollsupeasilyandwithoutdamagingthetrim.

PushtheheadrestraintFig.82up.

PushthereleasemechanismFig.82inthedirectionofthearrowtoremovethesideheadrestraint.

Pushthebuttonontheheadrestraintandpushdowntheheadrestraint.

NOTICE
Whenfoldinguptheintegratedchildseat,pressonlyinthecentreoftheseatcushionFig.85.Theseatcushioncouldotherwise
becomejammedandwillnotengagesecurely.

Lightsandvision
Lights
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Indicatorlamps
Turnsignalandmainbeamlever
Switchinglightsonandoff
Lightsandvisionfunctions
Mainbeamcontrol
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Mainbeamcontrol
Maskingorswitchingoverheadlightsfordrivingabroad
andfunctions(orientationlighting)
Headlightrangecontrol,instrumentandswitchlighting
Interiorandreadinglights

Observeanycountryspecificregulationswhenusingvehiclelighting.

Thedriverisresponsibleforthecorrectheadlightpositionandthecorrectheadlightsetting.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

ChangingbulbsChangingbulbs

WARNING
Headlightswhichhavebeensettoohighandtheincorrectuseofthemainbeamcoulddistractanddazzleotherroadusers.Thiscould
leadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Alwaysensurethattheheadlightsareadjustedcorrectly.

Neverusethemainbeamortheheadlightflasherifotherroaduserscouldbedazzled.

Indicatorlamps

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction


ChangethecorrespondingbulbChangingbulbsor
Vehiclelightingnotworkingpartiallyorcompletely.
ifallbulbsarefunctioning,gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

Faultinthebendlightingsystem. Dynamicbendlighting(AFS).

Rearfoglightswitchedon.
Foglights:.
Foglightsswitchedon.

Turnsignalfortherightorleft.
Theindicatorlampwillflashtwiceasfastifoneoftheturnsignals Ifnecessary,checkthevehiclelightsandlightsonthetrailer.
onthevehicleortrailerisnotworking.

Daytimerunninglightsswitchedon. Daytimerunninglights.

Mainbeamisswitchedonortheheadlightflasherisbeing
Turnsignalandmainbeamlever.
operated.

Mainbeamassist(LightAssist)orautomaticmainbeamassist
(DynamicLightAssist)isswitchedon. Mainbeamcontrol.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

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Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

Stopthevehicleatasafedistanceawayfrommovingtrafficandsothatnopartoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwithany
inflammablematerialunderneaththevehicle,e.g.drygrass,fuel,oiletc.

Abrokendownvehicleincreasestheriskofaccidentsbothforyouandotherroadusers.Ifnecessary,switchonthehazardwarning
lightsandsetupthewarningtriangleinordertowarnotherroadusers.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Turnsignalandmainbeamlever

Fig.86Turnsignalandmainbeamlever

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Movetheleverintothedesiredposition:

Rightturnsignal .WithignitionswitchedoffmovefromcentralpositionforrightparkinglightLightsandvisionfunctions.

Leftturnsignal .WithignitionswitchedoffmovefromcentralpositionforleftparkinglightLightsandvisionfunctions.

Switchonmainbeam .Whenthemainbeamisswitchedon,anindicatorlamp intheinstrumentclusterlightsup.

Operatetheheadlightflasherorswitchoffthemainbeam.Theheadlightflashercomesonforaslongasyoupullthelever.Theindicatorlamp
lightsup.

Lanechangeflash
Tooperatethelanechangeflash,pushtheleverupordowntothepointwhereyouincurresistanceandthenreleaselever.Theturnsignalflashesthree
times.

ThelanechangefunctioncanbeswitchedoffviatheLight&visionmenuintheinstrumentclusterdisplayVolkswageninformationsystem.In
vehicleswithouttheLights&visionmenu,thefunctioncanbedisabledbyaqualifiedworkshop.

WARNING
Incorrectuseofturnsignals,afailuretouseturnsignals,orforgettingtoswitchoffaturnsignalcanconfuseotherroadusers.This
couldleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Alwaysactivatetheturnsignalingoodtimewhenchanginglanesandperformingovertakingorturningmanoeuvres.

Alwaysswitchofftheturnsignaloncethelanechangeorovertakingorturningmanoeuvrehasbeencompleted.
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Alwaysswitchofftheturnsignaloncethelanechangeorovertakingorturningmanoeuvrehasbeencompleted.

WARNING
Incorrectuseofthemainbeamheadlightscanleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuriesasthemainbeamheadlightscoulddistractand
dazzleotherroadusers.

Theturnsignalwillonlyworkwhentheignitionisswitchedon.ThehazardwarninglightsalsoworkwhentheignitionisswitchedoffInan

emergency.

Ifoneturnsignalfailsonthevehicleoronthetrailer,theindicatorlampwillstartflashingtwiceasfast.

Themainbeamheadlightscanonlybeswitchedonifthedippedbeamheadlightsarealreadyon.

Switchinglightsonandoff

Fig.87Nexttothesteeringwheel:examplesofthevariouslightswitches

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Observeanycountryspecificregulationswhenusingvehiclelighting.

Invehicleswithafactoryfittedtowingbracket:thevehicle'srearfoglightsareswitchedoffautomaticallyifatrailerwithrearfoglightsiselectrically
connectedtothevehicle.

TurnthelightswitchtothedesiredpositionFig.87:
Symbol Whentheignitionisswitchedoff Whentheignitionisswitchedon
Thefoglights,dippedbeamheadlightsandsidelightsare Lightsswitchedoffordaytimeheadlightsordaytimerunninglightsare
switchedoff. switchedon.

Theautomaticheadlightcontroland,ifapplicable,thedaytime
Theorientationlightingcanbeswitchedon.
headlightsordaytimerunninglightsareswitchedon.

TurnthelightswitchtothedesiredpositionFig.87:
Symbol Whentheignitionisswitchedoff Whentheignitionisswitchedon
Thesidelightsareswitchedon. Thesidelightsareswitchedon.

Thedippedbeamsareswitchedoff.Thesidelightsmaystill
Thedippedbeamheadlightsareswitchedon.
lightupforashorttime.

Foglights:
Theindicatorlamps or inthelightswitchindicatethatthefoglightsareswitchedon.

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Toswitchthefoglight on:pullthelightswitchoutoftheposition or tothefirststop.

Toswitchtherearfoglight on:pullthelightswitchoutofposition or asfarasitwillgo.

Toswitchthefoglightsoff,pressthelightswitchormoveittoposition .

Acousticwarningsiflightsarenotswitchedoff
Ifthekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlockandthedriverdoorisopened,anacousticwarningwillsoundinanyofthefollowingsituations.Thatwillremind
youtoswitchoffthelightsasnecessary.

IftheparkinglightisswitchedonTurnsignalandmainbeamlever.

Ifthelightswitchisinposition .

Ifthelightswitchisinposition (invehicleswithoutorientationlighting)ComingHomeandLeavingHomefunctions(orientationlighting).

WARNING
Thesidelightsordaytimerunninglightsarenotbrightenoughtoilluminatetheroadaheadandtoensurethatotherroadusersareable
toseeyou.

Alwaysswitchthedippedheadlightsonifitisdark,rainingorvisibilityispoor.

Lightsandvisionfunctions

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Parkinglight
Whentheparkinglights(leftandrightturnsignals)areswitchedon,theheadlightandthetaillightonthecorrespondingsideofthevehiclelightup.The
parkinglightonlylightsupwhentheignitionisswitchedoffandiftheturnsignalandmainbeamleverwasinthecentralpositionbeforebeingoperated.

Permanentparkinglightonbothsides
Ifthelightswitchisinposition withtheignitionswitchedoffandthevehicleislockedfromtheoutsidethenthepermanentparkinglightonbothsides
switcheson.Inthiscase,onlybothheadlightslightupalongwithsidelightsandtheexteriorrearlights.

Daytimeheadlights
Withdaytimeheadlights,thedippedbeamheadlightsorsidelightsandthenumberplatearelitup.

Thedaytimeheadlightsareswitchedonwhentheignitionisswitchedonifthelightswitchisinposition or .Insomemodelversions,indicator
lamp inthelightswitchindicatesthatthedaytimeheadlightsareswitchedon.

Ifthelightswitchisinposition ,alightsensitivesensorwillswitchthedippedbeam,andthelightingintheinstrumentsandswitches,onandoff
automatically.

Thedaytimeheadlightscannotbeswitchedonoroffmanually.

Daytimerunninglights
Thereareseparatelightsintheheadlightsorinthefrontbumperforthedaytimeheadlights.

Onlytheseparatelightslightupwhenthedaytimerunninglightsareswitchedon .

Thedaytimerunninglightsareswitchedonwhentheignitionisswitchedonifthelightswitchisinposition or .
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Thedaytimerunninglightsareswitchedonwhentheignitionisswitchedonifthelightswitchisinposition or .

Ifthelightswitchisinposition ,alightsensitivesensorwillswitchthedippedbeam,andthelightingintheinstrumentsandswitches,onandoff
automatically.

ThedaytimeheadlightscanbeswitchedonoroffviatheLight&visionmenuintheinstrumentclusterdisplayVolkswageninformationsystem.

Automaticheadlightcontrol
Theautomaticheadlightcontrolismerelyanaidandwillnotalwaysbeabletodetectalldrivingsituations.

Ifthelightswitchisinposition ,thevehiclelightsandthelightingininstrumentsandswitcheswillswitchonandoffautomaticallyinthefollowing
situations :

Automaticallyswitchedon: Automaticallyswitchedoff:
Whenthelightsensordetectsdarkness,e.g.whendrivingthroughtunnels. Whenthesensorsdetectthereisenoughlight.

Vehicleswithoutdaytimerunninglights:ifyoudrivefasterthan140km/h Vehicleswithoutdaytimerunninglights:ifyoudriveslowerthan65km/h
(85mph)forafewseconds. (40mph)forafewminutes.

Whentherainsensordetectsthatitisrainingandswitchesthewindscreen
Whenthewindscreenwiperhasnotbeenusedforafewminutes.
wiperson.

Dynamicbendlighting(AFS)
Thedynamicbendlightingworksonlyatspeedsaboveapproximately10km/h(6mph)andwhenthedippedbeamheadlightsareswitchedon.When
drivingroundbends,theroadisautomaticallybetterlitbytheswivellingbulbs.

ThedynamicbendlightingcanbeswitchedonandoffintheAssistsystemsmenuorbyusingthebuttonfordriverassistsystemsVolkswagen
informationsystem.

Staticbendlighting
Whencorneringslowlyorinverytightbends,thestaticbendlightingintegratedintheheadlightwillalsobeswitchedonautomatically.Thestaticbend
lightingworksonlyatspeedslessthan40km/h(25mph).

Thestaticbendlightingmay,dependingontheequipmentoption,beintegratedinthefoglightorinthefrontheadlight.

WARNING
Accidentscouldbecausedifroadsarenotsufficientlylitandthevehiclecannotbeseenorisverydifficulttobeseenbyotherroad
users.

Theautomaticheadlightcontrol( )switchesthedippedbeamheadlightsononlywhenthereisachangetothelevelof
brightnessandnot,forexample,ifitisfoggy.

Neverdrivewithdaytimerunninglightsifthestreetisnotsufficientlylitduetoweatherandlightingconditions.Thedaytimerunning
lightsarenotbrightenoughtoilluminatetheroadaheadandtoensurethatotherroadusersareabletoseeyou.

Therearlightswillnotbeswitchedonwiththedaytimerunninglights.Iftherearlightsarenotswitchedon,thevehiclemaynotbe
visibletootherroadusersifitisdark,rainingorifvisibilityispoor.

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Incoolordampweather,theheadlights,rearlightsandturnsignalsmaymistoverbrieflyontheinside.Thisisnormalanddoesnotaffectthe

servicelifeofthelightsonyourvehicle.

Mainbeamcontrol

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Mainbeamcontrol(LightAssist)
Withinthelimitsofthesystem,themainbeamassistautomaticallyswitchesthemainbeamonatspeedsofoverapproximately60km/h(37mph),
dependingonenvironmentalandtrafficconditions,andswitchesitoffagainatspeedsunderapproximately30km/h(18mph) .Thefunctionis
controlledbyacameralocatedatthebaseoftheinteriormirror.

Mainbeamassistnormallyrecognisesilluminatedareassuchastownsanddeactivatesthemainbeamwhiledrivingthroughthem.

Automaticmainbeamcontrol(DynamicLightAssist)
Theautomaticmainbeamassist(DynamicLightAssist)can,workingwithinthelimitsofthesystem,minimiseorevenstopdazzlingofotherroadusers
.

Thesystemidentifiesotherroadusersaswellastheirdistancefromownvehicleandcoverspartoftheheadlightsappropriatelytopreventdisturbing
otherroadusers.Ifdazzlingotherroaduserscannotbeprevented,thelightdistributionisautomaticallysettodippedbeamheadlights.Thefunctionis
controlledbyacameralocatedontheinsideofthewindscreenabovetheinteriormirror.

Theautomaticmainbeamassistautomaticallyswitchesthemainbeamonatspeedsofmorethanapproximately60km/h(37mph)andoffagainat
speedsunderapproximately30km/h(18mph)dependingonwhethertherearevehiclesahead,whetherthereisoncomingtraffic,andalsoonother
generalfactorsandtrafficconditions.

IfthedynamicbendlightingisdeactivatedDynamicbendlighting(AFS)ortheheadlightswitchoverMaskingorswitchingoverheadlightsfor
drivingabroadisactivated,thefullbeamlightsareonlyswitchedonandoffautomatically.Thisoccursinaccordancewiththevehiclesahead,oncoming
trafficandtheroadlighting.

Automaticmainbeamassistnormallyrecognisesilluminatedareassuchastownsanddeactivatesthemainbeamwhiledrivingthroughthem.

Switchingmainbeamassistorautomaticmainbeamassistonandoff

Function Action
Switchontheignitionandturnlightswitchtoposition .
PushtheturnsignalandmainbeamleverforwardsoutoftheoffpositionTurnsignalandmainbeamlever.

Switchingon:
Function Action
Whenthemainbeamcontrolortheautomaticmainbeamcontrolisactivated,theindicatorlamp intheinstrumentcluster
displaylightsup.

Switchofftheignition.
OR:turnthelightswitchtoapositionotherthan Switchinglightsonandoff.
Switchingoff: OR:whenthemainbeamisswitchedon,pullbacktheturnsignalandmainbeamlever.
OR:pushtheturnsignalandmainbeamleverforwardsinordertoswitchonmanualmainbeam.Themainbeamassististhen
switchedoff.

Fault
Itmaynotbepossibletoswitchoffthemainbeamquicklyenoughoratallusingthemainbeamcontrolfunctionduetothefollowing:

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Inpoorlylitstreetswheretherearehighlyreflectivesigns.

Whenencounteringotherroaduserswithinsufficientlighting,suchaspedestriansorcyclists.

Intightbends,browsofhillsordepressionsinthelandorhalfhiddenoncomingtraffic.

Withoncomingtrafficonstreetswithacentralbarrierwherethedrivercanseeclearlyoverthecentralbarriere.g.lorrydrivers.

Ifthecameraisbrokenorthepowersupplyisinterrupted.

Infog,snoworheavyrain.

Industorsandthathasbeenwhirledup.

Stonedamageinthecamera'sfieldofview.

Iftheviewingfieldofthecameraismistedup,dirty,coveredbyasticker,snoworice.

WARNING
Donotlettheextraconvenienceaffordedbymainbeamcontrolorautomaticmainbeamcontroltemptyouintotakinganyriskswhen
driving.Thesystemcannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Alwayscheckthelightsyourselfandadjustthemtotheprevailingconditionsforlights,visionandroadtraffic.

Themainbeamcontrolorautomaticmainbeamcontrolmaynotbeabletorecognisealldrivingsituationscorrectlyandmaynotwork
properlyincertainsituations.

Ifthecamera'sfieldofviewisdirty,coveredordamaged,thefunctionofthemainbeamassistandautomaticmainbeamassistmaybe
impaired.Thisalsoappliesifchangesaremadetothevehicle'slightingsystem,forexampleifadditionalheadlightsarefitted.

NOTICE
Pleaseobservethefollowingpointsinordertoavoidimpairingtheproperfunctionofthesystem:

Regularlycleanthecamera'sfieldofview,andkeepitfreefromsnowandice.

Donotcoverthecamera'sfieldofview.

Checktheareaofthewindscreenthatisinthecamera'sfieldofviewfordamage.

TheheadlightflasherandthemainbeamcanbeswitchedonandoffmanuallyatanytimewiththeturnsignalandmainbeamleverTurnsignal

andmainbeamlever.

Maskingorswitchingoverheadlightsfordrivingabroad

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Ifyouhavetodrivearighthanddrivevehicleinalefthanddrivecountry,orviceversa,theasymmetricdippedbeamheadlightsmaydazzleoncoming
traffic.Therefore,theheadlightsmustbemaskedorswitchedoverifyouaredrivingabroad.

TheorientationoftheheadlightscanbeadjustedintheTravelmodesubmenuintheLight&Visionmenushownontheinstrumentcluster
Volkswageninformationsystem.

Inthosevehicleswheretheheadlightscannotbeadjustedviathemenu,youmustapplystickerstocertainpartsoftheheadlightlensesorhavethe
headlightsadjustedbyaqualifiedworkshop.Aqualifiedworkshopcanprovideyouwithfurtherinformation.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagen
dealershipforthispurpose.

Theuseofthetravelmodeandofthestickersisonlypermissibleiftheperiodofuseislimited.Pleasecontactaqualifiedworkshopforapermanent

alteration.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

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ComingHomeandLeavingHomefunctions(orientationlighting)

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TheComingHomefunctionisswitchedonmanually.However,theLeavingHomefunctioniscontrolledautomaticallybyalightsensitivesensor.

ComingHome Action
Switchofftheignition.
OperatetheheadlightflasherforapproximatelyonesecondTurnsignalandmainbeamlever.
Switchingon:
TheComingHomelightsareswitchedonwhenthedriverdoorisopened.Theswitchoffdelaystartswhenthelast
vehicledoororthebootlidhasbeenclosed.

Occursautomaticallyoncethesetswitchoffdelayhaselapsed.
Occursautomaticallyifanothervehicledoororthebootlidisopenedwithinapproximately30secondsofitbeing
Switchingoff: switchedon.
Turnthelightswitchtoposition .
Switchontheignition.

LeavingHome Action
Switchingon: Unlockthevehiclewhenthelightswitchisinposition andthelightsensordetectsthatitisdark.

Occursautomaticallyoncetheswitchoffdelayhaselapsed.
Lockthevehicle.
Switchingoff:
Turnthelightswitchtoposition .
Switchontheignition.

Surroundlightingintheexteriormirrors
Thesurroundlightingintheexteriormirrorslightsuptheareadirectlyaroundthedoorswhileyouareenteringorexitingthevehicle.Itisswitchedonwhen
thevehicleisunlocked,whenopeningthedriverdoororwhentheComingHomeorLeavingHomelightingfunctionisactive.Ifthevehicleisequippedwith
alightsensor,thesurroundlightingintheexteriormirrorswillonlybeswitchedonwhenitisdark.

UsetheLight&visionmenutoadjustthelengthoftheswitchoffdelayandtoswitchthefunctiononoroffVolkswageninformationsystem.

WhentheComingHomefunctionisswitchedon,noacousticwarningwillsoundwhenthedriverdoorisopenedtoremindyouthatalightisstill

switchedon.

Headlightrangecontrol,instrumentandswitchlighting

Fig.88Nexttothesteeringwheel:controlforinstrumentandswitchlightingandheadlightrangecontrol

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Whentheheadlightsareswitchedon,thebrightnessoftheinstrumentsandswitchlightingcanberegulatedtosuityourrequirementsbyturningthe
controlFig.88.

Headlightrangecontrol
Dependingonwhatlevelitissetto,theheadlightrangecontrolFig.88adjuststhepositionofthelightconesintheheadlightsaccordingtotheload
thatthevehicleiscarrying.Thisgivesthedriverthebestvisibilitypossibleandmeansthatoncomingtrafficwillnotbedazzled .

Theheadlightscanonlybeadjustedwhenthedippedbeamheadlightsareswitchedon.

Toadjust,turnthecontrolFig.88to:
Setting Vehicleloada)
Frontseatsoccupiedandluggagecompartmentempty.

1 Allseatsoccupiedandluggagecompartmentempty.

2 Allseatsoccupiedandluggagecompartmentfullyloaded.Towingatrailerwithalowdrawbarload.

Onlythedriverseatoccupiedandluggagecompartmentfullyloaded.Towingatrailerwithmaximumdrawbar
3
load.

Dynamicheadlightrangecontrol
Thereisnocontrolforheadlightrangeifthevehiclehasdynamicheadlightcontrol.Theheadlightrangeisautomaticallyadaptedtosuitthevehicleload
assoonastheheadlightsareswitchedon.

Fullyautomaticrideheightsetting
Invehicleswithrideheightsetting,setthecontrolto1whenthevehicleiscarryingafullload.

WARNING
Heavyobjectsinthevehiclecancausetheheadlightstodazzleanddistractotherroadusers.Thiscouldleadtoaccidentsandserious
injuries.

Thelightconeshouldalwaysbeadjustedtothepayloadofthevehicletoensurethatotherroadusersarenotdazzled.

a) Ifyouhavedifferentloads,youcanselectapositionbetweenthesettings.

Interiorandreadinglights

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Button/ Function
Position
Switchesofftheinteriorlights.

Switchesinteriorlightson.

Switchesdoorcontactswitchon(centralposition).
Theinteriorlightsareswitchedonautomaticallywhenthevehicleisunlocked,adoorisopenedorthekeyisremovedfromthe
ignitionlock.
Thelightwillgooutafewsecondsafterallthedoorsareclosed,thevehicleislockedortheignitionisswitchedon.

Switchesthereadinglightsonoroff.

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Lightsinthestowagecompartmentsandluggagecompartment
Alightwillbeswitchedonoroffautomaticallywhenthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengersideorthebootlidisopenedandclosed.

Backgroundlighting
Whenthesideordippedheadlightsareswitchedon,backgroundlightinginthefrontoftherooflightsupthecontrolelementsinthecentreconsolefrom
above.

Additionally,thedoorreleaseleverintherecessesandthedecorativetrimsinthefrontandreardoorscanalsobelit.

Thereadinglightsswitchoffwhenthevehicleislockedorafteradelayofafewminuteswhenthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlock.

Thispreventsthebatteryfromdischarging.

Protectionfromthesun
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Sunvisors
Sunblindfortherearwindow
Sunblindfortherearsidewindows
Insulatingglasswindscreen

WARNING
Drivingwiththesunvisorsfoldeddownandthesunblindspulledoutcanreduceyourviewoftheroad.

Sunvisorsandsunblindsshouldalwaysbereplacedintheirholderiftheyarenotbeingused.

Sunvisors

Fig.89Sunvisor

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Fig.90Doublesunblinds

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Variouspositionsforthedriverandfrontpassengersunvisors:
Foldeddownoverthewindscreen.

PulledoutofthebracketandswungovertowardsthedoorFig.89.

Ifthesunvisorispositionedoverthedoor,itcanbepushedbacktowardstherear.

Makeupmirrorlight
Whenthesunvisorhasbeenfoldeddown,amakeupmirrorcanbefoundbehindacover.WhenyouopenthecoverFig.89,alamplightsup.

Thelampwillgooutwhenthemakeupmirrorcoverispushedbackorthesunvisorisfoldedbackup.

Incertaincircumstances,thelampabovethesunvisorwillgooutautomaticallyafterafewminutes.Thispreventsthebatteryfromdischarging.

Sunblindfortherearwindow

Fig.91Inthecentreconsole:switchfortheelectricsunblindfortherearwindow

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Thesunblindfortherearwindowprotectsagainstintensesunshine.

Electricsunblind
Pressthe buttonFig.91toopenorclosethesunblind.Thesunblindwillmovetothecorrespondingendposition.

NOTICE
Topreventdamagetothesunblindandinteriortrim,donotletamanualsunblindsnapdown.

Sunblindfortherearsidewindows

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Fig.92Intherearrighthandwindow:sunblind

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Thesunblindsfortherearsidewindowsarefittedinthesidetrimofthewindows.

UsethehandleFig.92tofullypullupthesunblind.

HookbothringsonthebarintothebracketsFig.92.MakesurethatthesunblindissecuredfirmlyinbothbracketsFig.92.

Toclosethesunblind,unhookitatthetopandguideitdownbyhand .

NOTICE
Topreventdamagetothesunblindandinteriortrim,donotletthesunblindsnapdown.

Insulatingglasswindscreen

Fig.93Metalcoatedwindscreenforinfraredreflectionwithcommunicationwindow(bluearea)

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Insulatingglasswindscreenshaveacoatingwhichreflectsinfraredradiation.Thereisanoncoatedareaabovetheinteriormirror(communication
window)Fig.93whichensuresthatelectronicaccessories,forexampleremotecontrols,canfunctionproperly.

Theuncoatedareamaynotbecoveredeitherfromtheoutsideortheinsidenormayanystickersbeappliedtothisareaastheelectroniccomponents
mayotherwisemalfunction.

Windscreenwiperandwasher
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Indicatorlamp
Windscreenwiperlever
Windscreenwiperfunctions
Servicepositionforthefrontwindscreenwipers
Rainsensor
Checkingandrefillingthewindscreenwasherfluidlevel
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Checkingandrefillingthewindscreenwasherfluidlevel

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

Heating,ventilating,coolingHeating,ventilating,cooling

PreparationforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment

CleaningandcaringforthevehicleexteriorCaringforandcleaningthevehicleexterior

WARNING
Withoutadequatefrostprotection,thewasherfluidcouldfreezeonthewindscreenandobscureyourviewoftheroad.

Inwintertemperatures,usethewindscreenwashersystemonlywhenithasadequatefrostprotection.

Neverusethewindscreenwashersystematwintertemperaturesbeforethewindscreenhasbeenheatedbytheventilationsystem.
Theantifreezemixturemayotherwisefreezeonthewindscreenandrestrictvision.

WARNING
Wornordirtywindscreenwiperbladesreducevisibilityandincreasetheriskofaccidentsandsevereinjuries.

Therefore,alwayschangewindscreenwiperbladesiftheyaredamagedorwornandnolongercleanthewindscreenproperly.

NOTICE
Inicyconditions,alwayscheckthatthewiperbladesarenotfrozentotheglassbeforeusingthewipers.Whenparkingthevehiclein
coldweather,itmaybehelpfultoleavethefrontwindscreenwipersintheservicepositionServicepositionforthefrontwindscreen
wipers.

Indicatorlamp

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Litup Possiblecause Correction

FillupthewasherfluidreservoirassoonaspossibleCheckingand
Windscreenwasherfluidleveltoolow.
refillingthewindscreenwasherfluidlevel.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Windscreenwiperlever

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Fig.94Operatingthefrontwindscreenwiper

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Movetheleverintothedesiredposition :

Switchesoffthewindscreenwiper.

Intervalwipeforthewindscreen.

UseswitchFig.94toadjustthelengthoftheintervals(vehicleswithoutrainsensor)orthesensitivityleveloftherainsensor.

Slowwipe.

Fastwipe.

x Flickwipewipesbriefly.Pushandholdtheleverdownforlongertowipemorequickly.

Pullingtheleveractivatesthewashandwipesystemforcleaningthewindscreen.

NOTICE
Iftheignitionisswitchedoffwhilethewindscreenwiperisswitchedon,thewindscreenwiperwillcontinuetowipeonthesamesetting
whentheignitionisswitchedonagain.Ifthereisfrost,snoworotherobstructionsonthewindscreen,thewindscreenwipersandwiper
motorcouldbecomedamaged.

Removeanysnowandicefromthewipersbeforesettingoff.

Carefullydetachwiperbladesthathavebecomefrozenontothewindscreen.Volkswagenrecommendsusingadeicersprayforthis.

Thewindscreenwiperswillonlyfunctionwhentheignitionisswitchedonandthebonnetandbootlidareclosed.

Theintervalwipeforthewindscreendependsonthespeedofthevehicle.Thewiperswillwipemoreoftenasthevehiclemovesfaster.

Windscreenwiperfunctions

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Windscreenwiperresponseinvarioussituations:
Whenthevehicleisstationary: Whenswitchedon,thewiperswilltemporarilybeswitchedtothenextsettingdown.

TheClimatronicwillswitchtoairrecirculationmodeforapproximately30secondstoprevent
Whilethewashandwipesystemisrunning:
thesmellofthewindscreenwasherfluidfromenteringthevehicleinterior.

Thewiperintervalsareadjusteddependingonthevehiclespeed.Thefasterthevehicleis
Whentheintervalwipeisswitchedon:
travelling,theshortertheinterval.

Heatedwindscreenwasherjets
Theheatingonlydefrostsfrozenwindscreenwasherjets.Itdoesnotheatthehosesthatthewaterflowsthrough.Theheatedwindscreenwasherjets
controltheirheatoutputautomaticallywhentheignitionisswitchedon.Theheatingleveldependsontheambienttemperature.

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Headlightcleaningsystem
Theheadlightcleaningsystemcleansthelensesontheheadlights.

Oncetheignitionhasbeenswitchedon,theheadlightswillbewashedthefirsttimeandtheneveryfifthtimethewindscreenwashersystemisused.Todo
this,pullthewindscreenwiperlevertowardsthesteeringwheelwhenthedippedheadlightsormainbeamareswitchedon.Cleanoffstubborndirt
(insects,etc.)fromtheheadlightsatregularintervals,forinstancewhenfillingthetank.

Inwinter,youshouldremoveanysnowfromtheheadlightwashernozzlesinthebumpertokeeptheheadlightwashersysteminworkingorder.Remove
anyicewithadeicerspray.

Thewiperwilltrytowipeawayanyobstaclesthatareonthewindscreen.Thewiperwillstopmovingiftheobstacleblocksitspath.Removethe

obstacleandswitchthewiperbackonagain.

Servicepositionforthefrontwindscreenwipers

Fig.95Wiperbladesinserviceposition

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ThewindscreenwiperarmscanbefoldedawayfromthewindscreenwhenintheservicepositionFig.95.Carryoutthefollowingstepstomovethe
windscreenwiperstotheserviceposition:

ThebonnetmustbeclosedPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment.

Switchtheignitiononandthenoffagain.

BrieflypressdownthewindscreenwiperleverFig.94.

Foldthewindscreenwiperarmsbackontothewindscreenbeforedrivingaway.Brieflypressthewindscreenwiperleverdowntobringthewindscreen
wiperarmsbacktotheoriginalposition.

Liftingandfoldingbackthefrontwindscreenwipers
Movethewindscreenwiperarmsintotheserviceposition .

Onlyholdthewindscreenwiperarmsintheareaaroundthewiperblademounting.

NOTICE
Inordertopreventdamagetothebonnetandthewindscreenwiperarm,thewindscreenwiperarmsshouldonlybemovedforwards
whenintheserviceposition.

Alwaysfoldthewindscreenwiperarmsbackontothewindscreenbeforestartingyourjourney.

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Rainsensor

Fig.96Windscreenwiperlever:settingrainsensor

Fig.97Sensitivesurfaceoftherainsensor

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Whentherainsensorisactivated,itautomaticallycontrolsthefrequencyofthewiperintervals,dependingontheamountofrain .Thesensitivityof
therainsensorcanbeadjustedmanually.ManualwipeWindscreenwiperlever.

PushthelevertothedesiredpositionFig.96:

Deactivatestherainsensor.

Rainsensorisactiveautomaticwipewhennecessary.

Adjustingthesensitivityoftherainsensor:
Switchtotherighthighsensitivity.

Switchtotheleftlowsensitivity.

Therainsensorwillremainactiveaftertheignitionisswitchedoffandbackonagainandwillfunctionagainifthewindscreenwiperleverisinposition
andifthevehicleistravellingatspeedshigherthan16km/h(10mph).

Changestothefunctioningoftherainsensor
PossiblecausesforfaultsandmisinterpretationsconcerningthesensitivesurfaceFig.97fortherainsensorcouldbe:

Damagedwiperblades:afilmofwaterorsmearscausedbydamagedwiperbladescanincreasethetimethewipersareswitchedon,canshortenthe
lengthoftheintervalsbetweenwipesorcausethewiperstoruncontinuously.

Insects:insectshittingthesurfacecancausethewiperstobeactivated.

Saltdeposits:inwinter,saltdepositscancausethewipertocontinuetowipethewindscreenwhenitisalmostdry.

Soiling:drydust,wax,windscreencoatings(lotuseffect)ordetergentdeposits(automaticcarwash)cancausetherainsensortobecomeless
sensitiveandreacttooslowlyorevennotatall.

Crackinthewindscreen:whenthewindscreenisimpactedbyastone,awashcycleistriggerediftherainsensorison.Therainsensorwillthen
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Crackinthewindscreen:whenthewindscreenisimpactedbyastone,awashcycleistriggerediftherainsensorison.Therainsensorwillthen
registerthereductioninsensitivityofthesurfaceandadjustaccordingly.Thesizeofthecrackcouldaffectthewaythesensoractivatesthewipers.

WARNING
Therainsensorwillnotalwaysdetecteveryrainshowerandactivatethewindscreenwipers.

Ifnecessary,switchonthewindscreenwipermanuallyifthewateronthewindscreenrestrictsthefieldofvision.

Atregularintervals,cleanthesensitivesurfaceoftherainsensorFig.97(arrow)andcheckthewiperbladesfordamage.

Werecommendthatyouuseanalcoholbasedglasscleanertoremovewaxandpolish.

Checkingandrefillingthewindscreenwasherfluidlevel

Fig.98Intheenginecompartment:capofwasherfluidreservoir

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Thewindscreenwasherfluidlevelshouldbecheckedregularlyandtoppedupasnecessary.

Openthebonnet Preparationforworkingintheenginecompartment.

Thewasherfluidreservoirisidentifiedbythe symbolonthecapFig.98.

Checkwhetherthereisenoughwindscreenwasherfluidinthereservoir.

Totopup,mixcleanwaterwithawasherfluidrecommendedbyVolkswagen .Observethedilutioninstructionsonthepackaging.

Atlowtemperatures,addaspecialantifreezeagentsothatthefluidcannotfreeze .

Capacities
Thecapacityofthewasherfluidreservoirisapproximately2.5litresorapproximately4.5litresinvehicleswithaheadlightcleaningsystem.

WARNING
Nevermixantifreezeorotherunsuitableadditivesintothewindscreenwasherfluid.Anoilyfilmmayotherwisebeleftonthewindscreen
whichwillrestrictthefieldofvision.

Useclean,clearwaterwithawasherfluidrecommendedbyVolkswagen.

Asuitableantifreezeagentshouldbeaddedtothewindscreenwasherfluidifnecessary.

NOTICE
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NOTICE
NevermixothercleaningagentswiththecleaningagentsrecommendedbyVolkswagen.Thiscouldcausetheingredientstoseparate
andblockthewindscreenwasherjets.

Nevermixupservicefluidswhenrefilling.Failuretoobservethiswarningcanresultinseriousmalfunctionsandenginedamage.

Mirrors
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Interiormirror
Exteriormirrors

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

PersonalconveniencesettingsintheVolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

MemoryseatsSeatfunctions

ChanginggearChanginggear

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

WARNING
Automaticantidazzlemirrorscontainanelectrolytefluidwhichcouldleakifthemirrorisbroken.Thisfluidcouldcauseirritationtothe
skin,eyesandrespiratoryorgans.

Theleakingelectrolytefluidcouldcauseirritationtotheskin,eyesandrespiratoryorgans,especiallyinpeoplewhosufferfrom
asthmaorsimilarillnesses.Makesurethereisasufficientsupplyoffreshairandgetoutofthevehicle.Ifthisisnotpossible,openall
ofthewindowsanddoors.

Ifthiselectrolytefluidgetsintotheeyesorontotheskin,immediatelywashtheareawithlotsofwaterforatleast15minutesand
consultadoctor.

Iftheelectrolytefluidgetsontoshoesorclothing,washimmediatelywithlotsofwaterforatleast15minutes.Cleanshoesand
clothesthoroughlybeforewearingthemagain.

Iftheelectrolytefluidisswallowed,immediatelyrinsethemouthoutwithlotsofwaterforatleast15minutes.Donotforceany
vomitingunlessinstructedtodosobyadoctor.Seekmedicalassistanceimmediately.

NOTICE
Iftheglassofanautomaticantidazzlemirrorisbroken,electrolytefluidcouldleakfromthemirror.Thesefluidswillcorrodeplastic
surfaces.Removethefluidassoonaspossiblebyusingawetsponge,forexample.

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Interiormirror

Fig.99Manualantidazzleinteriormirror

Fig.100Automaticantidazzleinteriormirror

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Thedrivermustadjusttheinteriormirrorsothatthedrivercanseeclearlytherearareathroughtherearwindow.

Manualantidazzleinteriormirror
Basicposition:theleveronthelowerpartofthemirrorisatthefronttowardsthewindscreen.

PullthelevertothebacktoselecttheantidazzlefunctionFig.99.

Automaticantidazzleinteriormirror
KeyforFig.100:

Indicatorlamp

Switch

Sensorfordetermininglightincidence

TheautomaticantidazzlefunctionisswitchedonandoffusingtheswitchintheinteriormirrorFig.99.TheindicatorlampFig.99willlight
upwhentheautomaticantidazzlefunctionisswitchedon.

Whentheignitionisswitchedon,thesensorFig.99will,dependingonthesurroundinglightlevelsandtheintensityoftheheadlightsautomatically
darkentheinteriormirrorwhenavehicleapproachesfromtherearwithheadlightson.

Theautomaticantidazzlefunctionisdeactivatedwhenthereversegearisengagedorifaninteriororreadinglightisswitchedon.

Donotattachexternalnavigationdevicestothewindscreenornearinteriorautomaticantidazzlemirrors .

WARNING
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Theilluminateddisplayfromanexternalnavigationdevicecanleadtofunctionalimpairmentoftheinteriorautomaticantidazzle
mirrorandcauseaccidentsorseriousinjuries.

Impairmentsoftheautomaticantidazzlefunctionmaymeanthattheinteriormirrorcannotbeusedtoexactlydeterminethedistance
tovehiclestravellingbehindortootherobjects.

Ifthelightonthesensorishinderedorinterrupted,e.g.byasunblind,theautomaticantidazzleinteriormirrorwillnotfunctionorwillnotfunction

correctly.

Exteriormirrors

Fig.101Inthedriverdoor:rotaryknobfortheexteriormirrors

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Turntherotaryknobtothedesiredposition:
Foldexteriormirrorsintothebodyelectrically .

Turntherotaryknobtothedesiredposition:
Switchonexteriormirrorheating.Heatsonlyatambienttemperaturesbelow+20C(+68F).

Settheleftexteriormirrortothefront,rear,rightorleftbymovingtherotaryknob.

Settherightexteriormirrortothefront,rear,rightorleftbymovingtherotaryknob.

Neutralposition.Exteriormirrorsarefoldedout,exteriorwindowheatingisswitchedoff,itisnotpossibletoadjusttheexterior
mirrors.

Synchronisedmirroradjustment
IntheSettingsConveniencemenu,selecttheoptionforsynchronisingtheadjustmentoftheexteriormirrorsVolkswageninformationsystem.

Turntherotaryknobtothedriverposition.

Adjusttheexteriormirroronthedriverside.Thefrontpassengerexteriormirrorwillbeadjustedatthesametime(synchronised).

Ifnecessary,correctthesettingsfortherighthandmirrorbymovingtherotaryknobwhenitisintheRposition.

Automaticantidazzleexteriormirroronthedriverside
TheautomaticantidazzleexteriormirroriscontrolledtogetherwiththeautomaticantidazzleinteriormirrorAutomaticantidazzleinteriormirror.

Storingfrontpassengerexteriormirrorsettingsforreversing
Selectavalidvehiclekeyforsavingthesettings.

Unlockthevehicleusingthiskey.
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Unlockthevehicleusingthiskey.

Switchontheelectronicparkingbrake.

Switchontheignition.

Putthegearintoneutral.

ActivatetheMirrordownfunctionviatheSettingsConveniencemenu.

Selectthereversegear.

Adjusttheexteriormirroronthefrontpassengersidesothatyouhaveagoodviewofthekerbarea.

Thesettingsforthemirrorpositionwillbesavedautomaticallyandassignedtothevehiclekeythatisusedtounlockthevehicle.Forvehicleswith
memoryseats,seeSeatfunctions.

Selectingthesettingsforthefrontpassengerexteriormirror
TurntherotaryknobfortheexteriormirrorstopositionR.

Withtheignitionswitchedon,selectthereversegear.

Thefrontpassengerexteriormirrorwillmoveoutofthepositionsavedforreversingwhenthevehicleisdrivenforwardsfasterthanapproximately15
km/h(9mph)orwhentherotaryknobismovedoutofpositionRforthefrontpassengerexteriormirrorandintoanotherposition.

WARNING
Injuriescouldbesustainedifyoudonottakecarewhenfoldingtheexteriormirrorsinandout.

Onlyfoldtheexteriormirrorsinoroutwhenthereisnooneinthepathofthemirror.

Alwaysensurethatnofingersarecaughtbetweentheexteriormirrorandthefootofthemirrorwhentheexteriormirrorismoved.

WARNING
Anincorrectassessmentofthedistancetovehiclestravellingbehindyourvehiclecancauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Curvedmirrors(convexoraspheric)enlargethefieldofvisionandcouldmakeobjectsinthemirrorseemsmallerandfurtheraway
thantheyactuallyare.

Usingcurvedmirrorstoestimatethedistanceofothervehicleswhenchanginglanesisinaccurateandcouldcauseaccidentsand
severeinjuries.

Wheneverpossible,usetheinteriormirrortochecktheexactdistanceawayfromvehiclesbehindorotherobjects.

Makesurethatyouhaveagoodviewtotherearofthevehicle.

NOTICE
Alwaysfoldinexteriormirrorsbeforeusinganautomaticcarwash.

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Neverfoldelectricallyfoldingexteriormirrorsinoroutmechanicallybyhandasthiscouldcausedamagetotheelectricmotor.

Theexteriormirrorheatingshouldbeswitchedoffwhenitisnolongerneeded.Fueliswastedotherwise.

Initially,theexteriormirrorheatingwillheatatmaximumtemperature.Afterapproximately2minutes,thetemperaturewillbeadjustedaccordingto

theambienttemperature.

Ifthereisafault,theelectricexteriormirrorscanbeadjustedbyhandbypressingontheoutsideofthemirror.

Transporting
Drivingnotes
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Stowingitemsofluggage
Drivingwithanopenbootlid
Drivingaloadedvehicle
Vehiclespecificweightratings

Heavyitemsmustalwaysbestowedsecurelyintheluggagecompartmentandyoumustensurethattherearseatbackrestsaresecurelyengaged.
Alwaysusesuitablesecuringstrapswiththefasteningringstosecureheavyitems.Neverexceedthevehicle'smaximumpayload.Boththepayloadand
thedistributionoftheloadinthevehiclewillhaveaneffectonthedrivingresponseandbrakingdistanceofthevehicle .

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
BootlidBootlid

FoldingthefrontpassengerseatbackrestforwardsSeatfunctions

LightsLights

LuggagecompartmentLuggagecompartment

RoofcarrierRoofcarrier

TowingatrailerTowingatrailer

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

WARNING
Objectswhicharenotsecuredorwhicharesecuredincorrectlycouldcauseseriousinjuriesintheeventofasuddendrivingorbraking
manoeuvreoraccident.Thiswillapplyinparticularifobjectsarestruckbytheairbagwhenactivatedandarethenflungthroughthe
vehicleinterior.Pleaseobservethefollowingpointstoreducetheriskofaccidents:

Alwaysstowallitemsinthevehiclesecurely.Alwaysstoreluggageandheavyobjectsintheluggagecompartment.

Alwaysusesuitablestrapstopreventluggagefromenteringthedeploymentzonesofthesideairbagorthefrontairbagintheevent
ofasuddendrivingorbrakingmanoeuvreoranaccident.

Objectsshouldbestowedinthevehicleinteriorinsuchawaythattheycanneverentertheairbagdeploymentzoneswhilethevehicle
isinmotion.

Alwayskeepstowagecompartmentsclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Allobjectsmustberemovedfromtheseatcushionofthefrontpassengerseatifthefrontpassengerbackrestisfoldedforward.Even
lightandsmallitemscouldbepressedintotheweightdetectionmatunderneaththeseatcushionbythebackrestwhenitisfolded
forwardsandthussendincorrectinformationtotheairbagcontrolunits.

Thefrontairbagmustbeswitchedoffandtheindicatorlamp PASSENGERAIRBAG mustlightupforaslongasthefront


passengerseatbackrestisfoldedforwards.
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passengerseatbackrestisfoldedforwards.

Anystoweditemsmustnotcausepassengerstoassumeanincorrectsittingposition.

Ifanitemisbeingstowedonaseat,thisseatisblockedandmustnotbeusedbyanypassengers.

WARNING
Thevehiclehandlingandbrakingeffectmayaltersignificantlyiflargeorheavyobjectsarebeingtransported.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Acceleratecarefullyandgently.

Avoidsuddenbrakinganddrivingmanoeuvres.

Brakeearlierthaninnormaldriving.

Stowingitemsofluggage

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Alwaysstowallitemsofluggageinthevehiclesecurely.
Distributeitemsinthevehicle,ontheroofandonthetrailerasevenlyaspossible.

Placeheavyobjectsasfarforwardintheluggagecompartmentaspossible.Positiontherearseatbackrestssecurely.

SecureluggageintheluggagecompartmentonthefasteningringswithsuitablestrapsLuggagecompartment.

AdjusttheheadlightrangeLights.

Adjustthetyrepressureaccordingtothevehicleload.PleasereadthetyrepressurestickerWheelsandtyres.

Invehicleswithatyremonitoringsystem,setthenewvehicleloadlevelasnecessaryTyremonitoringsystems.

NOTICE
Hardobjectsontheshelfcouldchafeagainstthewiresoftheheatingelementintherearwindowandcausedamage.

ObserveanyinformationconcerningloadingatrailerTowingatrailerandroofcarrierRoofcarrier.

Drivingwithanopenbootlid

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Drivingwithanopenbootlidisparticularlydangerous.Allobjectsandtheopenbootlidmustbesecuredproperly.Taketheappropriatemeasuresto
reducetheamountofpoisonousexhaustfumesthatcouldenterintothevehicle.

WARNING
Drivingwithanunlockedoropenbootlidcancauseseriousinjuries.

Alwaysdrivewiththebootlidclosed.

Alwaysstowallitemsintheluggagecompartmentsecurely.Looseitemscouldfalloutoftheluggagecompartmentandinjureother
roadusers.

Alwaysdriveespeciallycarefullyandthinkahead.

Avoidanyabruptorsuddendrivingandbrakingmanoeuvresasthiscouldcausetheopenbootlidtomoveunpredictably.
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Avoidanyabruptorsuddendrivingandbrakingmanoeuvresasthiscouldcausetheopenbootlidtomoveunpredictably.

Ifobjectsprotrudefromyourluggagecompartment,drawtheattentionofotherroaduserstothem.Observelegalrequirements.

Ifitemsprotrudeoutoftheluggagecompartment,neverusethebootlidtoclamptheminplaceorholdtheminposition.

Ifyoudrivewiththebootlidopen,youmustremoveanyracksandluggagefromthebootlid.

WARNING
Poisonousexhaustfumescouldenterthevehicleinteriorifthebootlidisopen.Thiscouldresultinlossofconsciousness,carbon
monoxidepoisoning,seriousinjuryandaccidents.

Youshouldalwaysdrivewiththebootlidclosedinordertopreventpoisonousgasesfromenteringthevehicle.

Ifexceptionalcircumstancesrequireyoutodrivewithanopenbootlid,youmustdothefollowingtoreducetheamountof
poisonousexhaustfumesthatcouldenterintothevehicle:
Closeallwindowsandthesliding/tiltingroof.

Switchofftheairrecirculationmodeintheairconditioningsystem.

Openallventsinthedashpanel.

Switchtheblowersfortheairconditioningsystemtothehighestsetting.

NOTICE
Thevehicleheightisdifferentwhenthebootlidisopen.

Drivingaloadedvehicle

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Forgoodvehiclehandlingwhendrivingaloadedvehicle,pleaseobservethefollowing:

StowallitemsofluggagesecurelyStowingitemsofluggage.

Acceleratecarefullyandgently.

Avoidsuddenbrakinganddrivingmanoeuvres.

Brakeearlierthaninnormaldriving.

Ifapplicable,observetheinformationconcerningdrivingwithatrailerTowingatrailer.

Ifapplicable,observetheinformationconcerningdrivingwitharoofcarrierRoofcarrier.

WARNING
Movingloadscanseverelyimpairthevehicle'sstabilityanddrivingsafetywhichcouldcauseaccidentsandsevereinjuries.

Secureitemsproperlysotheycannotslideabout.

Usesuitablestrapswhensecuringheavyobjects.

Securelyengagerearbackrest.

Vehiclespecificweightratings

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

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Alldataintheofficialvehicledocumentstakeprecedenceoverthesedata.Alldatainthismanualarevalidforthebasicmodel.Thevehicledatastickerin
theservicescheduleandtheofficialvehicledocumentsshowwhichengineisinstalledinyourvehicle.

Thevaluesquotedheremaydifferifadditionalequipmentisfitted,fordifferentmodelsorforspecialvehicles.

Thevaluesforthekerbweightinthefollowingtablesapplyfortheroadreadyvehiclewithdriver(75kg),servicefluidsincludingfueltankcarrying90%of
itscapacityand,ifapplicable,toolsandsparetyre .Additionalequipmentandretrofittedaccessoriesincreasethekerbweightstatedandreducethe
maximumpermittedloadaccordingly.

Theloadcomprisestheweightsofthefollowing:

Passengers

Allluggage

Roofloadincludingroofcarriersystem

Drawbarloadwhentowingatrailer

Petrolengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Kerbweight Grossvehicle Grossaxle Grossaxle


weightrating weight weight
rating,front rating,rear

MG6 1,440kga) 1,990kga) 1,040kga) 1,000kga)


90kW CAXA
DSG7 1,463kgb) 2,020kgb) 1,070kgb) 1,000kgb)

MG6 1,502kg 2,030kg 1,090kg 990kg


118kW CDAA
DSG7 1,517kg 2,050kg 1,110kg 990kg

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Kerbweight Grossvehicle Grossaxle Grossaxle


weightrating weight weight
rating,front rating,rear
MG6 1,537kg 2,060kg 1,100kg 1,010kg
155kW CCZB
DSG6 1,544kg 2,080kg 1,120kg 1,010kg

220kW BWS DSG64MOTION 1,722kg 2,240kg 1,180kg 1,110kg

Dieselengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Kerbweight Grossvehicle Grossaxle Grossaxle


weightrating weight weight
rating,front rating,rear
MG6 1,499kg 2,040kg 1,090kg 1,000kg
77kWwithDPF
CAYC DSG7 1,530kg 2,070kg 1,110kg 1,010kg

77kWBlueMotionwithDPF MG6 1,505kg 2,010kg 1,060kg 1,000kg

100kWwithDPF CFFA MG6 1,545kg 2,100kg 1,120kg 1,030kg

MG6 1,532kgc) 2,100kgc) 1,120kgc) 1,030kgc)

103kWwithDPF CFFB MG64MOTION 1,637kg 2,190kg 1,150kg 1,090kg

DSG6 1,560kgd) 2,130kgd) 1,150kgd) 1,030kgd)

MG6 1,560kg 2,100kg 1,130kg 1,020kg

125kWwithDPF CFGB DSG6 1,591kg 2,130kg 1,160kg 1,020kg

DSG64MOTION 1,646kg 2,200kg 1,170kg 1,080kg

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125kWwithPRS CLLA kge) kge) kge) kge) kge)

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Kerbweight Grossvehicle Grossaxle Grossaxle


weightrating weight weight
rating,front rating,rear
MG6 1,598kg 2,120kg 1,060kg 1,110kg
110kW CDGA
DSG7 1,619kg 2,140kg 1,080kg 1,110kg

E85MultiFuelengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Kerbweight Grossvehicle Grossaxle Grossaxle


weightrating weight weight
rating,front rating,rear
MG6 1,498kg 2,030kg 1,090kg
118kW CKMA 990kg
DSG7 1,516kg 2,050kg 1,110kg

WARNING
Exceedingthemaximumpermissibleweightsandaxleloadscouldcausedamagetothevehicle,accidentsandseriousinjuries.

Theactualaxleloadsmayneverexceedthemaximumpermissibleaxleloads.

Thepayloadandthedistributionoftheloadinthevehiclewillhaveaneffectonthedrivingresponseandbrakingdistanceofthe
vehicle.Changeyourspeedaccordingly.

NOTICE
Thepayloadshouldbedistributedasevenlyaspossibleinthevehicle.Whentransportingheavyobjectsintheluggagecompartment
theyshouldbeplacedeitherinfrontoforovertherearaxleinordertoaffectthedrivingresponseaslittleaspossible.

a) Forvehicleswithstart/stopsystem:1,451kg,2,000kg,1,040kg,1,010kg.

b) Forvehicleswithstart/stopsystem:1,473kg,2,030kg,1,070kg,1,010kg.

c)
InvehicleswiththeexhaustemissionnormEU6:1,580kg,2,130kg,1,120kg,1,060kg.

d)
InvehicleswiththeexhaustemissionnormEU6:1,601kg,2,160kg,1,150kg,1,060kg.

e) Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

Luggagecompartment
Introduction
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Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Foldingthebackrestsontherearbenchseatforwardsandbackwards
Throughloadingaperture
Skiandsnowboardbag
Fasteningrings
Baghook
Luggagenet
Protectivecoveringfortherearbumper

Heavyitemsmustalwaysbestowedsecurelyintheluggagecompartmentandyoumustensurethattherearseatbackrestsaresecurelyengaged.
Alwaysusesuitablesecuringstrapswiththefasteningrings.Neverexceedthevehicle'smaximumpayload.Boththepayloadandthedistributionofthe
loadinthevehiclewillhaveaneffectonthedrivingresponseandbrakingdistanceofthevehicle .

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
AirbagsystemAirbagsystem

LightsLights

TransportingDrivingnotes

TowingatrailerTowingatrailer

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

WARNING
Whenthevehicleisnotinuseorisnotbeingsupervised,alwayslockthedoorsandbootlidtoreducetheriskofsevereorfatalinjuries.

Neverleavechildrenunattended,especiallywhenthebootlidisopen.Childrencouldmaketheirwayintotheluggagecompartment,
closethebootlidandbeunabletogetout.Thiscancausesevereorfatalinjuries.

Neverletchildrenplayinoraroundthevehicle.

Donottravelwithpeopleintheluggagecompartment.

WARNING
Objectswhicharenotsecuredorwhicharesecuredincorrectlycouldcauseseriousinjuriesintheeventofasuddendrivingorbraking
manoeuvreoraccident.Thiswillapplyinparticularifobjectsarestruckbytheairbagwhenactivatedandarethenflungthroughthe
vehicleinterior.Pleaseobservethefollowingpointstoreducetheriskofaccidents:

Alwaysstowallitemsinthevehiclesecurely.Alwaysstoreluggageandheavyobjectsintheluggagecompartment.

Alwaysusesuitablestrapstopreventluggagefrombeingthrownthroughthevehicleinteriorandenteringthedeploymentzoneof
thesideairbagsorthefrontairbagintheeventofasuddendrivingorbrakingmanoeuvreoranaccident.

Alwayskeepstowagecompartmentsclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Donotstowanyhard,heavyorsharpobjectslooseinanyofthevehicle'sopenstowageareas,onthesurfacebehindtherearseat
backrestoronthedashpanel.

Removeanyhard,heavyorsharpobjectsfromitemsofclothingandbagsinsidethevehicleandstowthemsecurely.

WARNING
Transportingheavyobjectschangesthevehicledrivingcharacteristicsandincreasethebrakingdistance.Heavyloadswhicharenot
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Transportingheavyobjectschangesthevehicledrivingcharacteristicsandincreasethebrakingdistance.Heavyloadswhicharenot
properlystowedorsecuredinthevehiclecanleadtoalossofvehiclecontrolandcancauseseriousinjury.

Transportingheavyobjectschangesthevehicledrivingcharacteristicsandthecentreofgravity.

Thepayloadshouldbedistributedasevenlyaspossibleinthevehicle.

Alwayssecureheavyitemsintheluggagecompartmentasfaraspossibleinfrontoftherearaxle.

NOTICE
Hardobjectscouldrubagainstthewiresoftheheatingelementortheaerialsintherearwindowandcausedamage.

Theventilationopeningsbetweentherearwindowandtheshelfmustnotbecoveredasthiswouldpreventstaleairescapingfromthevehicle.

Foldingthebackrestsontherearbenchseatforwardsandbackwards

Fig.102Rearbenchseat:releasebuttonredmarking

Fig.103Intheluggagecompartment:remotereleaseleverfortheleftandtherightpartsoftherearbackrest

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Therearseatissplitforfolding.Eachpartoftherearseatbackrestcanbefoldeddowntoincreasethesizeoftheluggagecompartment.
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Therearseatissplitforfolding.Eachpartoftherearseatbackrestcanbefoldeddowntoincreasethesizeoftheluggagecompartment.

Foldingrearbackrestforwardswiththereleasebutton
PushtheheadrestraintallthewaydownAdjustingtheseatposition.

PullthereleasebuttonforwardsFig.102andfoldthebackrestforwardsatthesametime.

TherearseatbackrestisunlockedwhenyoucanseearedmarkingFig.102inthebutton.

Foldingrearbackrestforwardswiththeremotereleasebutton
PushtheheadrestraintallthewaydownAdjustingtheseatposition.

OpenthebootlidBootlid.

PushtheremotereleasebuttonfortheleftFig.103ortherightFig.103partsoftherearbackrestinthedirectionofthearrow.The
unlockedpartoftherearbackrestfoldsdownautomatically.

Closethebootlid,ifrequiredBootlid.

TherearseatbackrestisunlockedwhenyoucanseetheredmarkingonbuttonFig.102.

Foldingtherearseatbackrestback
Foldbacktherearbackrestandpushitfirmlyintothelockuntilitclickssecurelyintoplace .

TheredmarkingonreleasebuttonFig.102shouldnolongerbevisible.

Makesurethattherearseatbackrestengagessecurely,otherwisetheseatbeltsfortherearseatswillnotworkproperly.

WARNING
Injuriescouldbecausediftherearbackrestsarefoldedforwardsandbackwardscarelessly.

Whilefoldingtherearbackrest,alwaysmakesurethatnopeople,animalsoritemsareinthepath.

Neverfoldtherearseatbackrestforwardsorbackwardswhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Pleaseensurethattheseatbeltisnottrappedordamagedwhenfoldingbacktherearseatbackrest.

Alwayskeephands,fingers,feetorotherbodypartsawayfromtheseatareawhenfoldingtherearseatbackrestforwardsand
backwards.

Makesurethattherearseatbackrestengagessecurely,otherwisetheseatbeltsfortherearseatswillnotworkproperly.Thisapplies
tothecentreseatoftherearbenchseatinparticular.Ifaseatisoccupiedandtherearseatbackresthasnotclickedsecurelyinto
place,theseatoccupantandrearseatbackrestmaymoveforwardsintheeventofasuddenbrakingordrivingmanoeuvreorduring
accidents.

ThebackresthasnotbeensecuredproperlyifyoucanseearedmarkonthebuttonFig.102.Pleasealwaysensurethatthered
markingisnevervisiblewhentherearseatbackrestisintheuprightposition.

Passengers(adultsandchildren)mustnotuseseatsifthebackrestisfoldedforwardorisnotclickedsecurelyintoplace.

NOTICE
Beforefoldingtherearseatbackrestsforwards,adjustthefrontseatssothattherearheadrestraintsorrearseatcushionsdonotrub
againstthefrontseats.

Throughloadingaperture

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Fig.104Intherearseatbackrest:openingthethroughloadingaperture

Fig.105Intheluggagecompartment:releaseleverwithmarking

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Athroughloadingapertureislocatedontherearbenchseatbehindthecentrearmrest.Itcanbeusedtotransportlongobjects,suchasskis,insidethe
vehicle.

Topreventsoilingthevehicleinterior,useablanket,orsimilar,towrapupanydirtyobjectsbeforepushingthemthroughthethroughloadingaperture.

Donotusethemiddleseatontherearbenchseattotransportpassengerswhenthecentrearmrestisfoldeddown.

Openingthethroughloadingaperture
Foldthecentrearmrestforwards.

PullthereleaseleverFig.104andfoldthecovertothethroughloadingapertureallthewaydown.

Openthebootlid.

Pushthelongobjectsthroughthethroughloadingaperturefromtheluggagecompartment.

Securetheobjectswiththeseatbelt.

Closethebootlid.
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Closethebootlid.

Closingthethroughloadingaperture
Foldbackthecovertothethroughloadingapertureuntilitclicksintoplace.TheredmarkingontheluggagecompartmentsideFig.105should
nolongerbevisible.

Closethebootlid.

Ifnecessary,foldbackthecentrearmrest.

Thethroughloadingaperturecanalsobeopenedfromtheluggagecompartment.PushdownthereleaseleverFig.105andpushthe

coverforwards.

Thethroughloadingaperturecanbelockedandunlockedusingthesparekey,ifrequired.

Skiandsnowboardbag

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theskiandsnowboardbagenablesyoutotransportskisorotherlongobjectsinsidethevehiclewithoutsoilingtheinterior.

Loadingandsecuringtheskiandsnowboardbag
Openthebootlid.

OpenthethroughloadingapertureThroughloadingapertureorfoldonepartofthebackrestontherearbenchseatforwardsSeatfunctions
.

Unfoldtheskiandsnowboardbag

Pushitemsfromtheluggagecompartmentintothebag.

Insertthesecuringbeltontheskiandsnowboardbagintothecentrebeltbuckle.

Tightenthesecuringbeltatthefreeend .

WARNING
Intheeventofasuddendrivingorbrakingmanoeuvreoraccident,looseobjectscouldbeflungthoughthevehicleandcausesevere
injuries.

Alwaystightenthesecuringbeltontheskiandsnowboardbagafterloading.

Theskiandsnowboardbagisintendedforcarryinglightobjectsonly.

NOTICE
Iftheskiandsnowboardbagisdampbeforeyoufolditup,cleanitwithadryclothtopreventmildewandmould.

Fasteningrings

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Fig.106Intheluggagecompartment:fasteningrings

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

YouwillfindfasteningringsatthefrontandrearoftheluggagecompartmentwhichcanbeusedtosecureluggageFig.106(arrow).

Somefasteningringshavetobefoldedoutbeforetheycanbeused.

WARNING
Unsuitableordamagedsecuringstrapscouldripintheeventofabrakingmanoeuvreoraccident.Thiscouldcauseobjectstobeflung
throughtheinteriorandleadtosevereorfatalinjuries.

Alwaysusesuitableandundamagedsecuringstraps.

Attachsecuringstrapssecurelytothefasteningrings.

Looseobjectsintheluggagecompartmentcansuddenlyslideandchangethewaythevehiclehandles.

Smallandlightobjectsshouldalsobesecured.

Neverexceedthemaximumloadratingofthefasteningringswhensecuringobjects.

Neversecureachildseattothefasteningrings.

Themaximumloadratingofthefasteningringsisapproximately3.5kN.

Suitablefasteningbeltsandluggagestowagesystemsareavailablefromaqualifiedworkshop.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagen

dealershipforthispurpose.

Baghook

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Fig.107Intheluggagecompartment:baghook(arrow)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Baghookscanbefoundtotheleftandrightatthetopintheluggagecompartment.Lightshoppingbagscanbesecuredhere.

AbagcanbesecuredtooneofthebaghooksFig.107(arrow).

WARNING
Neverusethebaghooksasfasteningringsforstraps.Thebaghookcouldbreakoffduringasuddenbrakingmanoeuvreoraccident.

NOTICE
Donotloadthebaghookwithmorethan2.5kg.

Luggagenet

Fig.108Intheluggagecompartment:luggagenetfittedflat

Fig.109Intheluggagecompartment:fasteningringsandandhooksforhookingtheluggagenet

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theluggagenetstopslightitemsofluggagefromslidingaroundtheluggagecompartment.Theluggagenetalsohasabuiltinpocketwithazipthatcan
holdsmalleritems.

Theluggagenetcanbeattachedinseveraldifferentpositions.

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Example1:hookingtheluggagenetflatontheluggagecompartmentfloor
HookthehooksFig.108ontheluggagenetintothefasteningringsontherearseatbackrestFig.109 .Theluggagenetzipmust
faceupwards.

HookthehooksFig.108intothefasteningringsontheloadingedgeofthebootFig.109.

Example2:hookingtheluggagenetontotheloadingedge
AttachtheshorthooksFig.108oftheluggagenettotheholdersFig.109 .Theluggagenetzipmustfaceupwards.

AttachthehooksFig.108andFig.108tothefasteningringsFig.109.

Removingtheluggagenet
Thefittedluggagenetistensioned .

Removethehooksandloopsoftheluggagecompartmentnetfromthefasteningrings.

Storetheluggagenetintheluggagecompartment.

WARNING
Theelasticluggagenetmustbestretchedwhenitissecuredatthefasteningringsintheluggagecompartment.Afittedluggagenetis
tensioned.Theluggagenethookscouldcauseinjuriesiftheluggagenetisinstalledorremovedincorrectly.

Alwaysholdthehooksoftheluggagenettightlysotheydonotfalloutwhenfittingorremoving.

Protectyoureyesandfacetoavoidinjuriesfromanyhooksthatmayjumpoutwheninstallingorremoving.

Alwaysattachtheluggagenethooksintheorderdescribed.Thereisariskofinjuryifoneofthehooksontheluggagenetsnaps
back.

Protectivecoveringfortherearbumper

Fig.110Intheluggagecompartment:securingpointfortherearbumperprotectivecovering

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Fig.111Foldingandunfoldingtheprotectivecovering

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theprotectivecoveringfortherearbumpercanpreventtherearbumperfrombeingscratchedwhenloadingandunloadingtheluggagecompartment.

Attachingtheprotectivecoveringcase
Placetheprotectivecoveringcaseparallelintheloadingedgeintheluggagecompartment.Thecaseopeningmustopentothefront.

PushtheprotectivecoveringholderfrombelowontotherearrightandleftfasteningringsFig.110(arrow).Youmayneedtopushwithsomeforce
todothis.

Theholdermustengagefirmlywiththefasteningring.

Unfoldingtheprotectivecovering
Opentheprotectivecoveringcase.

PulltheprotectivecoveringtabFig.111inthedirectionofthearrowovertherearbumper.

Packingtheprotectivecoveringaway
PullthecordFig.111inthedirectionofthearrow.

Ifnecessary,pushtheprotectivecoveringbackintothecaseslightly.

Foldtheprotectivecoveringbackintotheluggagecompartmentbeforeclosingthebootlid.

Neverdrivewiththeprotectivecoveringhangingoutasitcouldcoverthenumberplateandthesensorsfortheparkingdistancewarningsystem.

Roofcarrier
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Attachingthemountsandloadcarriersystem
Loadingtheloadcarriersystem

Theroofofthevehicleisdesignedtooptimisetheaerodynamics.Therefore,conventionalmountsorotherloadcarriersystemscannolongerbeattached
toarainchannel.

Astherainchannelshavebeenintegratedintheroofforbetteraerodynamics,onlythosemountsorloadcarriersystemsapprovedbyVolkswagencanbe
used.

Whenshouldthemountsandloadcarriersystemberemoved?
Whentheyarenolongerbeingused.

Whenthevehicleisdrivingthroughacarwash.

Whenthevehicleheightexceedstherequiredclearanceheight,e.g.inagarage.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
LightsLights
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LightsLights

TransportingDrivingnotes

DrivingwithrespectfortheenvironmentDrivingwithrespectfortheenvironment

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Whentransportingheavyorbulkyobjectsintheloadcarriersystem,thewaythevehiclehandleswillchangeduetoashiftinthecentre
ofgravityandincreasedsusceptibilitytocrosswinds.

Alwayssecureloadsproperlyusingsuitableandundamagedsecuringstraps.

Cargothatislarge,heavy,bulky,longorflatwillhaveanegativeeffectonthevehicleaerodynamics,centreofgravityandoverall
handling.

Avoidabruptandsuddendrivingandbrakingmanoeuvres.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

NOTICE
Alwaysremovethemountsandloadcarriersystembeforedrivingthroughanautomaticcarwash.

Theheightofthevehicleischangedbytheinstallationofmountsandloadcarriersystemandtheloadsecuredtoit.Checkand
comparetheheightofthevehiclewithclearanceheights,forexampleforunderpassesandgaragedoors.

Themountsandloadcarriersystemandtheloadmustnotobstructyoufromopeningandclosingthesliding/tiltingroofandboot
lid.Theroofaerialmustalsoremainunaffected.

Whenopeningthebootlid,takecarenottoletithittheroofload.

Drivingwithfittedmountsandloadcarrierswillincreaseairresistanceandthusincreasefuelconsumption.

Attachingthemountsandloadcarriersystem

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Fig.112Attachmentpointsforthemounts

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Mountsserveasbasisforspecialloadcarriersystems.Specialloadcarriersmustthenbeaddedtotransportluggage,bicycles,skis,surfboardsorboats
safely.SuitableaccessoriesareavailablefromyourVolkswagendealership.

Attachingthemountsandloadcarriersystem
Mountsandloadcarriersmustalwaysbeattachedcorrectly.

Pleasereadthefittinginstructionsprovided.

Theattachingholesareontheundersideoftheroofbracing.TheyarevisibleonlywhenthedoorisopenFig.112.

Afterfittingthemountsproperlyaspertheinstructionsprovided,attachtheloadcarriertothemounts.

WARNING
Incorrectlyattachingandusingthemountsandloadcarriercouldcausethewholesystemtofallofftheroof.Thiscouldcauseaccidents
andinjuries.

Alwaysobservethemanufacturer'sinstructions.

Usemountsandloadcarriersonlywhentheyareundamagedandfittedcorrectly.

ThemountsmayonlybeattachedatthemarkingsshownintheillustrationFig.112.

Fitmountsandloadcarrierscorrectly.

Checktheboltsandanchoragepointsbeforestartingyourjourneyandadjustasnecessaryafterdrivingashortdistance.Duringa
longtrip,checkallboltsandfastenersateachstop.

Specialloadcarriersforitemssuchasbicycles,skis,surfboards,etcshouldalwaysbeproperlyinstalled.

Donotcarryoutanychangesorrepairstothemountsortheloadcarriersystem.

Readandnotethefittinginstructionsforthemountsandtheloadcarriersystemprovidedandalwayscarrytheinstructionsinthevehicle.

Loadingtheloadcarriersystem

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Loadscanbeattachedsecurelyonlywhenthemountsandloadcarriersystemarefittedcorrectly .

Maximumpermissibleroofload
Themaximumpermittedroofloadis100kg.Theroofloadlimitreferstothecombinedweightoftheloadcarrier,themountsandtheloadcarriedonthe
roof .

Besureyouknowtheweightoftheloadcarrier,themountsandtheitemsyouwanttotransportontheroof.Weighthemifnecessary.Nevercarryatotal
ofmorethanthemaximumpermissibleroofload.

However,ifyouareusingloadcarriersystemsandmountswithalowerweightrating,youwillnotbeabletocarrythemaximumroofload.Inthiscase,do
notexceedthemaximumweightlimitfortheloadcarriersystemwhichislistedinthefittinginstructions.
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notexceedthemaximumweightlimitfortheloadcarriersystemwhichislistedinthefittinginstructions.

Distributingtheload
Distributetheloadevenlyandsecureitcorrectly .

Checkingthefittings
Afterthemountsandloadcarrierhavebeenattached,checktheboltedconnectionsandfasteningsonceyouhavetravelledashortdistanceandthenat
regularintervals.

WARNING
Accidentsandvehicledamagecouldoccurifthemaximumpermittedroofloadisexceeded.

Neverexceedthequotedroofload,themaximumpermissibleaxleloads,andthepermissiblegrossvehicleweightforthevehicle.

Donotexceedthemaximumloadofthemountsandloadcarrier,evenifthemaximumroofloadisnotreached.

Secureheavyobjectsasfarforwardsaspossibleanddistributetheloadevenly.

WARNING
Looseandincorrectlysecuredloadscouldfallofftheloadcarrierandcauseaccidentsandinjuries.

Alwaysusesuitableandundamagedsecuringstraps.

Secureloadsproperly.

Towingatrailer
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Technicalrequirements
Electricallyfoldingballcoupling
Swivellingouttheballcoupling(RLine)
Fittingabicyclecarrieronthemechanicallypositionedballcoupling
Hitchingandconnectingthetrailer
Loadingthetrailer
Towingatrailer
Trailerstabilisation
Retrofittingatowingbracket
Maximumpermittedtrailerweights
Maximumpermittedgrosscombinationweight

Observeanycountryspecificregulationswhentowingatrailerandusingatowingbracket.

Yourcarisintendedmainlyfortransportingpassengersandluggagehoweveritcanalsobeusedtotowatrailerorcaravan,providedthatitisfittedwith
thenecessaryequipment.Thisadditionalloadwillaffectthedurability,fuelconsumptionandperformanceofthevehicleand,incertaincircumstances,
couldshortentheserviceintervals.

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Drivingwithatrailerplacesanextraloadonthevehicle.Italsomeansthatthedriverhastoconcentrateevenharderondriving.

Inlowtemperatures,fitwintertyrestoboththevehicleandthetrailer.

Drawbarload
Themaximumpermittedweightexertedbythetrailerdrawbarontheballcouplingofthetowingbracketmustnotexceed90kg.

Vehicleswithstart/stopsystem
WhenusingtowingbracketsthatwerenotretrofittedbyVolkswagen,thestart/stopsystemmustbeswitchedoffmanuallyusingthebuttoninthedash
panelPullawayassistsystemsbeforetowingatrailer,anditmustremainswitchedoffforaslongasatrailerisbeingtowed .

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

LightsLights

DrivingwithrespectfortheenvironmentDrivingwithrespectfortheenvironment

PullawayassistsystemsPullawayassistsystems

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Itisdangeroustotransportpeopleinatrailer.Itmayalsobeillegal.

WARNING
Improperuseofthetowingbracketcancauseinjuryandaccidents.

Onlyusethetowingbracketifitisfittedproperlyandisnotdamaged.

Donotcarryoutanyalterationsorrepairstothetowingbracket.

Toreducetheriskofinjuryinrearendcollisions,andtopedestriansandcyclistswhenthevehicleisparked,alwaysremovetheball
couplingwhenatrailerisnotbeingused.

Neverinstallaweightdistributingorloadbalancingtowingbrackettothevehicle.Thevehicleisnotconstructedforthesekindsof
towingbrackets.Thetowingbracketcanfail,causingthetrailertotearloosefromthevehicle.

WARNING
Towingatrailerandtransportingheavyorbulkyitemscanchangethewaythevehiclehandles.Thiscouldleadtoaccidents.

Alwayssecureloadsproperlyusingsuitableandundamagedsecuringstraps.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Trailerswithahighcentreofgravityaremorelikelytotipoverthantrailerswithalowcentreofgravity.

Avoidabruptandsuddendrivingandbrakingmanoeuvres.

Takespecialcarewhenovertaking.

Reduceyourspeedimmediatelyifthetrailershowseventheslightestsignofsnaking.
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Neverdrivefasterthan80km/h(50mph)whentowingatrailer(100km/h(60mph)inexceptionalcases).Thisalsoappliestocountries
wherehigherspeedsarepermitted.Alwaysobeyspeedlimits.Insomeareasspeedlimitsforvehiclestowingtrailersarelowerthanfor
vehicleswithouttrailers.

Nevertrytostopthissnakingbyincreasingyourspeed.

WARNING
Thestart/stopsystemmustalwaysbeswitchedoffmanuallywhentowingatrailerusingtowingbracketsthathavenotbeenretrofittedby
Volkswagen.Otherwisefaultscanoccurinthebrakesystem,possiblyresultinginaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Alwaysswitchoffthestart/stopsystemmanuallyifatrailerisattachedtoatowingbracketthathasnotbeenretrofittedby
Volkswagen.

AlwaysswitchofftheantitheftalarmwhenatrailerisbeinghitchedorunhitchedAntitheftalarm.Thetiltsensorcouldotherwisetriggeran

alarmunnecessarily.

Innewvehicles,donottowatrailerduringthefirst1,000kmAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts.

Volkswagenrecommendsremovingorswivellingintheballcouplingbeforedrivingwithoutatrailer.Intheeventofarearendcollision,thelevelof

vehicledamagesustainedcouldbegreateriftheballcouplingisfittedthanifitisnot.

Insomemodels,thetowingbracketisrequiredfortowingvehicles.Forthisreason,thetowingbracketballcouplingshouldbestoredinthevehicle

atalltimes.

Technicalrequirements

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Ifthevehicleissuppliedwithafactoryfittedtowingbracketitwillalreadyhavethenecessarytechnicalmodificationsandmeetthestatutoryrequirements
fortowingatrailer.

Onlyuseatowingbracketwhichisapprovedforthegrossweightofthetraileryouwanttotow.Thetowingbracketmustbesuitableforyourvehicleand
trailerandbesecurelyboltedtothevehicle'schassis.Onlyatowingbracketwitharemovableballcouplingshouldbeused.Alwayscheckandfollowthe
dataprovidedbythetowingbracketmanufacturer.Neverinstallaweightdistributingorloadbalancingtowingbrackettothevehicle.

Towingbracketsfittedtotherearbumper
Neverfitatowingbrackettotherearbumperortoitsfastenings.Atowingbracketmustnotpreventtherearbumperfromfunctioningcorrectly.Donot
carryoutanyalterationstotheexhaustorbrakesystems.Checkregularlytoseeifthetowingbracketisfittedsecurely.

Enginecoolingsystem
Thereisanincreasedloadontheengineandthecoolingsystemwhentowingatrailer.Thecoolingsystemmustcontainsufficientcoolantandbeableto
copewiththeextraloadaddedbythetrailer.

Trailerbrake
Ifthetrailerisequippedwithitsownbrakesystem,observeanylegalrequirements.Thetrailer'sbrakesystemmustneverbeconnectedtothevehicle
brakesystem.

Emergencybreakawaycable
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Emergencybreakawaycable
AlwaysusesafetychainsbetweenyourvehicleandthetrailerHitchingandconnectingthetrailer.

Trailerrearlights
TherearlightsonthetrailermustmeetlegalrequirementsHitchingandconnectingthetrailer.

Neverconnectthetrailerlightsdirectlytotheelectricalsystemofyourvehicle.Ifyouareuncertainwhetherthetrailerhasbeenconnectedcorrectly,please
contactaqualifiedworkshop.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Exteriormirrors
Ifyouareunabletoseethetrafficbehindthetrailerinthevehicle'sstandardexteriormirrors,additionalexteriormirrorsshouldbefittedinaccordancewith
anycountryspecificregulations.Beforesettingoff,adjustthemirrorssothatyouhaveasufficientviewoftherear.

Maximumpowerconsumptionofthetrailer
Neverexceedthespecifiedvalues:

Electricalconsumers Maximumoutput
Sidelightsandtaillights 100watts

Turnsignalperside 54watts

Brakelights,total 84watts

Allreversinglights 42watts

WARNING
Ifthetowingbracketisunsuitableorbadlyfitted,thetrailercouldbecomedetachedfromthevehicleandcauseseriousinjury.

NOTICE
Thevehicleelectronicsmaybedamagedifthetrailerlightsarenotconnectedproperly.

Thevehicleelectronicsmaybedamagedifthetrailerusestoomuchelectricity.

Neverconnectthetrailer'selectricalsystemdirectlywiththeelectricalconnectionsofthetaillightsortootherelectricitysupplies.
Useonlyasuitableconnectortoprovidepowertothetrailer.

Towingatrailerplacesadditionaldemandsonthevehicle.Volkswagenrecommendsadditionalservicesbetweenthenormalinspectionintervalsif

thevehicleisusedfrequentlyfortowingatrailer.

Incertaincountries,anadditionalfireextinguishermustbecarriedifthegrossweightofthetrailerexceeds2,500kg.

Electricallyfoldingballcoupling

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Fig.113Ontherightoftheluggagecompartment:buttonforfoldingballcoupling

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theremaybenootherpersons,objectsorpetsinthepathoftheballcoupling .

Thetowingbracketcouplingballislocatedinthebumper.Theballcouplingwithelectricreleasecannotberemoved.

Releasingandswivellingoutballcoupling
BringthevehicletoastandstillandapplytheelectronicparkingbrakeBraking,stoppingandparking.

Switchofftheengine.

Openthebootlid.

InvehicleswithRLineequipment,payattentiontothethingstonoteSwivellingouttheballcoupling(RLine).

PullonthebuttonFig.113briefly.Theballcouplingisreleasedelectricallyandswivelsoutautomatically.Theindicatorlampinthebutton
Fig.113flashes.

Continuerotatingtheballcouplingwithyourhanduntilyouhearandfeelitclickintoplaceandtheindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.

Closethebootlid.

Beforeattachingatrailer,removethedustcapandkeepitsafely.

Theindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsupwhenthebootlidisopen.

Swivellingintheballcoupling
Bringthevehicletoastandstillandclosetheelectronicparkingbrake.

Switchofftheengine.

Uncouplethetraileranddisconnecttheelectricalconnectionbetweenthevehicleandthetrailer.Iffitted,removetheadapterfromthetrailersocket.

Putthedustcapontheballcoupling.

Openthebootlid.

PullonthebuttonFig.113briefly.Theballcouplingiselectricallyunlocked.

RotatetheballcouplingunderthebumperwithyourhanduntilyouhearandfeelitclickintoplaceandtheindicatorlampinthebuttonFig.113
lightsup.

Closethebootlid.

Meaningofindicatorlamps
IftheindicatorlampinthebuttonFig.113isflashing,theballcouplingisstillnotintheendpositionandisnotengagedoritisdamaged .

Iftheindicatorlampislitpermanentlywhenthebootlidisopen,theballcouplingiscorrectlyengagedintheextendedorretractedposition.

Whenthebootlidisclosed,theindicatorlampgoesout.

WARNING
Improperuseofthetowingbracketcancauseinjuryandaccidents.

Makesurethatnopeople,animalsoritemsareinthepathoftheballcoupling.

Neverinterrupttheballcoupling,forexamplewithtools,whenitisswivelling.

NeverpressthebuttonFig.113ifatrailerisattachedorifaluggagerackorotheraccessoriesarefittedtotheballcoupling.

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NeverdrivewithatraileriftheindicatorlampinthebuttonFig.113isnotlitup.

Iftheballcouplingwillnotengageproperly,donotusethetowingbracket.Haveitcheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Iftherearefaultsintheelectricalsystemorinthetowingbracketitself,havethetowingbracketcheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Ifthesmallestdiameterontheballcouplingissmallerthat49mm,donotusethetowingbracket.

NOTICE
Donotaimahighpressurehoseorsteamcleanerdirectlyatthemechanicallypositionedballcouplingorthefittedtrailersocket.Seals
couldbedamagedorthegreaserequiredforlubricationcouldbewashedoff.

Atextremelylowoutsidetemperatures,theelectricballcouplingmightnotrotate.Ifthishappens,itissufficienttoplacethevehicleinawarmer

room,e.g.agarage.

Swivellingouttheballcoupling(RLine)

Fig.114Rearbumper:removingthecover

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

OntheRLinebumper,theballcouplingwithelectricreleaseislocatedunderacoverFig.114.

OpenandremovethecoverinthebumperbeforeswivellingouttheballcouplingElectricallyfoldingballcoupling.

Removingthecover
Toopen,turnbothofthescrewplugs90anticlockwise.

Openthecoverandpullthecover'suppermountingtabsoutofthebumper.

Fittingthecoverbackinplace
TheballcouplingmustbereturnedtoitsoriginalpositionbeforefittingthecoverElectricallyfoldingballcoupling.

Insertthecover'suppermountingtabsintothebrackets.

Liftthecoverupandlockitwiththescrewingplugs.

Usinganadapterforthetrailersocket
Whenusinganadapterforthetrailersocket,e.g.a13pinintoa7pin,aspecialadaptermustbeusedfortheRLinebumperduetospacerestrictions.

FittheadaptercarefullymakingsurethereissufficientspacebetweenthetrailersocketcoverandtheRLinebumper .
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FittheadaptercarefullymakingsurethereissufficientspacebetweenthetrailersocketcoverandtheRLinebumper .

NOTICE
Usingatrailersocketadapterwhichistoolargecandamagethebumperduringfittingorwhenthetrailerisinuse.Youcangetasuitable
adapterfromaVolkswagendealership.

Fittingabicyclecarrieronthemechanicallypositionedballcoupling

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Themaximumpermittedloadonabicyclecarriermountedontheballcouplingis75kgatadistanceof300mm.Thisdistancereferstothegapbetween
thecentreofgravityofthebicyclecarrierandthemiddleoftheballcoupling.

WARNING
Incorrectuseofthetowingbracketwithabicyclecarrierfittedtotheballcouplingcouldcauseinjuriesandaccidents.

Neverexceedthelistedpayloadanddistance.

Donotattachabicyclecarrierunderneaththeballcouplingontheneckoftheballcoupling.Theshapeoftheballcouplingneckand
thedesignofthebicyclecarriercouldresultinthebicyclecarrierbecomingmisalignedwiththevehicle.

Readandfollowtheassemblyinstructionsprovidedbythebicyclecarriermanufacturer.

NOTICE
Considerablevehicledamagecouldoccurifthemaximumpermittedpayloadordistanceisexceeded.

Neverexceedthespecifiedvalues.

Hitchingandconnectingthetrailer

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Emergencybreakawaycable
Alwaysfastenthetrailer'semergencybreakawaycableproperlytothetowingvehicle.Leaveenoughslackintheemergencybreakawaycablesothatthe
vehiclecanstilldrivearoundcorners.Howevertheemergencybreakawaycableshouldnotdragalongthegroundwhileyouaredriving.

Trailersocket
A13pintrailersocketmakestheelectricalconnectionbetweenthetowingvehicleandthetrailer.Ifthetrailerhasa7pinplugyouwillneedtousean
adaptercable.

Trailerrearlights
Makesurethatthetrailerlightsworkproperlyandmeetlegalrequirements.DonotexceedthemaximumpowerconsumptionforthetrailerMaximum
powerconsumptionofthetrailer.

Thetrailerisconnectedtotheantitheftalarm:
Whenthevehiclehasafactoryfittedantitheftalarmandafactoryfittedtowingbracket.

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Whenthetraileriselectricallyconnectedtothetowingvehicleviathetrailersocket.

Whenthevehicleandtrailerelectricsystemsarefunctional,faultfreeandundamaged.

Whenthevehicleislockedwiththevehiclekeyandtheantitheftalarmisactive.

Whenthevehicleislocked,thealarmwillbetriggeredassoonastheelectricalconnectiontothetrailerisinterrupted.

Alwaysswitchofftheantitheftalarmwhenatrailerisbeinghitchedorunhitched.Thetiltsensorcouldotherwisetriggeranalarmunnecessarily.

WARNING
Anyelectricalaccessorieswhicharenotconnectedproperlycouldcauseapowersurgetothetrailer.Thiscouldleadtofaultsinthe
entirevehicleelectronicssystemandcouldalsocauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Allworkontheelectricsystemshouldbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Neverconnectthetrailer'selectricalsystemdirectlywiththeelectricalconnectionsofthetaillightsortootherelectricitysupplies.

NOTICE
Ifyouparkthetrailerusingthesupportwheelorothertrailersupports,disconnectthetrailerfromthevehicle.Thevehiclecouldrockup
anddowniftheloadchangesorifthereisdamagetothetyres.Ifthishappens,agreatdealofforcewillbeexertedonthetowingbracket
andtrailerwhichcouldleadtodamagetothevehicleandtrailer.

Ifthereisafaultinthevehicleortrailerelectricalsystemsorifthereareproblemswiththeantitheftalarm,thesystemsshouldbecheckedbya

qualifiedworkshop.

Iftheengineisnotrunningandelectricalequipmentisswitchedoninthetrailerviathetrailersocket,thevehiclebatterywilldischarge.

TrailerswithLEDtaillightscannot,fortechnicalreasons,beintegratedintheantitheftalarmsystem.

Ifthevehiclebatterychargelevelislow,theelectricalconnectiontothetrailerwillbeinterruptedautomatically.

Loadingthetrailer

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Trailerweightanddrawbarload
Thetrailerweightistheweightthatthevehiclecanpull .Thedrawbarloadistheweightthatthetowingbracketexertsontheballcouplingvertically
fromaboveMaximumpermittedtrailerweights.

Thefiguresfortrailerweightsanddrawbarweightsthataregivenonthedataplateofthetowingbracketareforcertificationpurposesonly.Thecorrect
valuesforyourspecificmodel,whichmaybelowerthanthesefigures,aregiveninthevehicleregistrationdocuments.Alldataintheofficialvehicle
documentstakeprecedenceoverthesedata.

Intheinterestofroadsafety,Volkswagenrecommendsthatyoualwaystransportthemaximumdrawbarload.Theresponseofthetrailerontheroadwill
bepoorifthedrawbarloadistoosmall.

Thedrawbarloadincreasestheweightontherearaxleandreducesthemaximumloadlevelasaresult.

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Grosscombinationweightrating
Thecombinationweightismadeupoftheactualweightoftheloadedvehicleandoftheloadedtrailer.

Loadingthetrailer
Theweightoftheloadshouldbedistributedevenly.Themaximumpermitteddrawbarloadshouldbeutilised.Donotplacetheloadonlyatthefrontorthe
rearofthetrailer:

Distributetheloadinthetrailersothatheavyobjectsareeitheroverorasneartotheaxleaspossible.

Secureallloadsonthetrailerproperly.

Tyrepressure
Followthetrailermanufacturer'srecommendationsconcerningthetyrepressureforthetrailertyres.

Whentowingatrailer,inflatethewheelsonthetowingvehiclewiththemaximumpermittedtyrepressureWheelsandtyres.

WARNING
Accidentsandseriousinjuriescouldoccurifyouexceedthevehicle'smaximumpermittedgrossaxleweightrating,drawbarload,gross
vehicleweightratingorgrosscombinationweightrating.

Neverexceedthespecifiedvalues.

Neverlettheactualweightsatthefrontandrearaxlesexceedthegrossaxleweightratings.Neverexceedthepermissiblegross
vehicleweightforthevehiclewithweightatthefrontandrearofthevehicle.

WARNING
Movingloadscanseverelyimpairstabilityanddrivingsafetywhichcouldcauseaccidentsandsevereinjuries.

Alwaysloadtrailerscorrectly.

Alwayssecureloadsusingsuitableandundamagedsecuringstraps.

Towingatrailer

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Headlightadjustment
Towingatrailercanraisethefrontendofthevehicleenoughforthedippedbeamtoblindotherroadusers.Usetheheadlightrangecontroltolowerthe
lightconeasrequired.Ifyoudonothaveheadlightrangecontrol,theheadlightsshouldbeadjustedbyaqualifiedworkshop.Vehicleswithgasdischarge
lampsareadjustedautomatically.

Thingstonotewhendrivingwithatrailer
Ifthetrailerhasanoverrunbrake,applythebrakesgentlyatfirstandthenfirmly.Thiswillpreventthejerkingthatcanbecausedbythetrailerwheels
locking.

Thecombinationweightcausesthebrakingdistancetoincrease.

Selectalowgearbeforedrivingdownahill.Thisenablesyoutousetheenginebrakingeffecttoslowdownthevehicle.Thebrakesystemcould
otherwiseoverheatandfail.

Thevehicle'scentreofgravityand,inturn,thevehicle'shandling,willchangebecauseofthetrailerloadandtheincreasedcombinedtowingweightof
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Thevehicle'scentreofgravityand,inturn,thevehicle'shandling,willchangebecauseofthetrailerloadandtheincreasedcombinedtowingweightof
thevehicleandtrailer.

Theweightdistributionofaloadedtrailerwithanunladentowingvehicleisveryunfavourable.Whendrivinginthissituation,driveparticularlycarefully
andslowly.

Pullingoffonhillswhentowingatrailer
Dependingonthesteepnessoftheslopeandthetotalweightofthetrailerandvehicle,avehicletowingatrailercouldrollbackashortdistancewhen
movingoffonahill.

Whentowingatrailer,pulloffonhillsasfollows:

Depressandholdthebrakepedal.

Pressbutton oncetoswitchofftheelectronicparkingbrakeBraking,stoppingandparking.

Pullonthe buttonandholditinthispositiontoholdthevehicleandtrailerwiththeelectronicparkingbrake.
Manualgearbox:depresstheclutchfully.

SelectfirstgearorDChanginggear.

Releasethebrakepedal.

Pullawayslowly.Todothis,slowlyreleasetheclutchpedalforamanualgearbox.

Onlyletgoofthe buttonwhentheenginehassufficientpowertomoveoff.

WARNING
Incorrecttrailertowingcancauselossofvehiclecontrolandseriouspersonalinjury.

Towingatrailerandtransportingheavyorbulkyitemscanchangethewaythevehiclehandlesandincreasethebrakingdistance.

Alwaysdrivecarefullyandthinkahead.Brakeearlierthaninnormaldriving.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.Reduceyourspeed,particularlywhengoing
downhill.

Acceleratecarefullyandgently.Avoidabruptandsuddendrivingandbrakingmanoeuvres.

Takespecialcarewhenovertaking.Reduceyourspeedimmediatelyifthetrailershowseventheslightestsignofsnaking.

Nevertrytostopthissnakingbyincreasingyourspeed.

Alwaysobeyspeedlimits.Insomeareasspeedlimitsforvehiclestowingtrailersarelowerthanforvehicleswithouttrailers.

Trailerstabilisation

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thetrailerstabilisationfunctionisanextensiontotheelectronicstabilisationprogramme(ESP).Ithelps,inconjunctionwiththedriversteering
recommendationfunction,toreducetheriskofrockingwhentowingatrailer.

AnactivetrailerstabilisationfunctioncanberecognisedwhentheESPindicatorlamp intheinstrumentclusterlightsupforapproximately2seconds
longerthantheABSindicatorlamp.

Requirementsfortrailerstabilisation
Thevehicleisafactoryfittedtowingbracketoracompatibletowingbracketisfitted.

TheESPisactive.Theindicatorlamp or intheinstrumentclusterisnotlitup.

Thetraileriselectricallyconnectedtothetowingvehicleviathetrailersocket.

Thevehiclespeedishigherthanapproximately60km/h(38mph).
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Themaximumdrawbarloadisbeingcarried.

Thetrailermusthavearigiddrawbar.

Trailerswithbrakesmusthaveamechanicaloverrunsystem.

WARNING
Donotlettheextrasafetyaffordedbythetrailerstabilisationfunctiontemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendrivingthiscancause
accidents.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Acceleratecarefullyonslipperysurfaces.

Takeyourfootofftheacceleratorifoneofthesystemsisactive.

WARNING
Thetrailerstabilisationfunctionmaynotbeabletorecognisealldrivingsituationscorrectly.

Lighttrailersthataresnakingwillnotberecognisedbythetrailerstabilisationfunctionandstabilisedaccordinglyinallcases.

Atrailermightstilljackknifeonaslipperysurfacewithlittlegrip.

Trailerswithahighcentreofgravitymighttipoverbeforesnakingstarts.

Suddenbrakingprocedurescouldoccurautomaticallyinextremedrivingsituationsifthetrailersocketisbeingusedwithoutatrailer
(e.g.forabicyclecarrierwithlighting).

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Fig.115Dimensionsandattachmentpointsforretrofittingatowingbracket

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Volkswagenrecommendshavingthetowingbracketretrofittedbyaqualifiedworkshop.Thecoolingsystemmayneedtobemodifiedorheatshieldsmay
needtobefitted.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Thedimensionsmustbeadheredtofortheretrofittingofatowingbracket.Alwaysobservetheminimumdistancegivenfromthemiddleoftheball
couplingFig.115tothesurfaceoftheroad.Thisalsoapplieswhenthevehicleisfullyladen,includingmaximumdrawbarload.

DimensionsFig.115:

Attachmentpoints

1,170mm

atleast79mm
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350420mm

251mm

546mm

1,031mm

1,036mm

WARNING
Anyelectricalaccessorieswhicharenotconnectedproperlycouldcausefaultsintheentirevehicleelectronicssystemandalsocause
accidentsandseriousinjuries.

Neverconnectthetrailer'selectricalsystemdirectlywiththeelectricalconnectionsofthetaillightsortootherunsuitableelectricity
supplies.Onlyasuitableconnectormaybeusedtoconnectthetrailer.

Atowingbracketshouldberetrofittedtothevehiclebyaqualifiedworkshop.

WARNING
Ifthetowingbracketisunsuitableorbadlyfitted,thetrailercouldbecomedetachedfromthetowingvehicle.Thiscouldcauseaccidents
andfatalinjuries.

OnlyusetowingbracketswhichhavebeenapprovedbyVolkswagenforyourvehicletype.

Maximumpermittedtrailerweights

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Alldataintheofficialvehicledocumentstakeprecedenceoverthesedata.Alldatainthismanualarevalidforthebasicmodel.Thevehicledatastickerin
theservicescheduleandtheofficialvehicledocumentsshowwhichengineisinstalledinyourvehicle.

Thevaluesquotedheremaydifferifadditionalequipmentisfitted,fordifferentmodelsorforspecialvehicles.

Petrolengines

Enginepower EC Withbrakes, Withbrakes, Withoutbrakes


gradientsupto gradientsupto
12% 8%
MG:720kg
90kW CAXA 1,400kg 1,600kg
DSG:730kg

118kW CDAA 1,500kg 1,700kg 750kg

155kW CCZB 1,600kg 1,800kg 750kg

220kW BWS 2,200kg kga) 750kg

Dieselengines

Enginepower EC Withbrakes, Withbrakes, Withoutbrakes


gradientsupto gradientsupto
12% 8%
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77kWwithDPF 1,400kg
CAYC 1,600kg 740kg
77kWBlueMotionwithDPF 1,200kg

100kWwithDPF CFFA 1,800kg 2,000kg 750kg

103kWwithDPF 1,800kg 2,000kg 750kg


CFFB
103kW4MOTIONwithDPF 2,000kg 2,200kg 750kg

Enginepower EC Withbrakes, Withbrakes, Withoutbrakes


gradientsupto gradientsupto
12% 8%
125kWwithDPF 1,800kg 2,000kg 750kg
CFGB
125kW4MOTIONwithDPF 2,000kg 2,200kg 750kg

125kWwithPRS CLLA kgb) kgb) kgb)

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower EC Withbrakes, Withbrakes, Withoutbrakes


gradientsupto gradientsupto
12% 8%
110kW CDGA 1,500kg 1,700kg 750kg

E85MultiFuelengine

Enginepower EC Withbrakes, Withbrakes, Withoutbrakes


gradientsupto gradientsupto
12% 8%
MG:740kg
118kW CKMA 1,500kg 1,700kg
DSG:750kg

WARNING
Accidentsorsevereinjuriescouldoccurifthemaximumpermittedtrailerweightisexceeded.

Neverexceedthepermittedtrailerweight.

NOTICE
Considerablevehicledamagecouldoccurifthemaximumpermittedtrailerweightisexceeded.

Neverexceedthepermittedtrailerweight.

a) Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

b) Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

Maximumpermittedgrosscombinationweight

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Alldataintheofficialvehicledocumentstakeprecedenceoverthesedata.Alldatainthismanualarevalidforthebasicmodel.Thevehicledatastickerin
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Thevaluesquotedheremaydifferifadditionalequipmentisfitted,fordifferentmodelsorforspecialvehicles.

Thegrosscombinationweightratingslistedareonlyapplicableforaltitudesupto1,000mabovesealevel.Themaximumweightofthecarandtrailer
mustbereducedby10%foreveryfurther1,000morpartthereof.

Petrolengines
Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumpermittedgrosscombination
weight

MG6 3,405kg
90kW CAXA
DSG7 3,430kg

MG6 3,575kg
118kW CDAA
DSG7 3,590kg

MG6 3,685kg
155kW CCZB
DSG6 3,695kg

220kW BWS DSG64MOTION 4,475kg

Dieselengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumpermittedgrosscombination


weight

MG6 3,490kg
77kWwithDPF
CAYC DSG7 3,520kg

77kWBlueMotionwithDPF MG6 3,210kg

100kWwithDPF CFFA MG6 3,925kg

MG6 3,925kga)

103kWwithDPF CFFB MG64MOTION 4,230kg

DSG6 3,955kgb)

MG6 3,925kg

125kWwithDPF CFGB DSG6 3,960kg

DSG64MOTION 4,235kg

125kWwithPRS CLLA c) kgc)

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumpermittedgrosscombination


weight

MG6 3,625kg
110kW CDGA
DSG7 3,650kg

E85MultiFuelengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype Maximumpermittedgrosscombination


weight

MG6 3,565kg
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MG6 3,565kg
118kW CKMA
DSG7 3,580kg

WARNING
Accidentsorsevereinjuriescouldoccurifthemaximumpermittedgrosscombinationweightisexceeded.

Neverexceedthespecifiedgrosscombinationweightrating.

NOTICE
Considerablevehicledamagecouldoccurifthemaximumspecifiedgrosscombinationweightratingisexceeded.

Neverexceedthespecifiedgrosscombinationweightrating.

a) InvehicleswithexhaustemissionsnormEU6:3,975kg.

b) InvehicleswithexhaustemissionsnormEU6:3,995kg.

c) Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

Practicalequipment
Stowing
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Stowagecompartmentonthedriverside
Stowageareaintheroofconsole(glassescompartment)
Frontstowagecompartment
Stowagecompartmentinthefrontcentreconsole
Stowagecompartmentinthefrontcentrearmrest
Stowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside
Stowagecompartmentintherearcentrearmrests
Otherstowagecompartments

Onlyusestowagecompartmentstostowlightorsmallerobjects.

AfactoryfittedAUXINsocketmaybelocatedinthestowagecompartmentinthefrontcentrearmrest.

AfactoryfittedCDchangerorthemultimediasocket(MEDIAIN)maybelocatedinthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
CleaningandcaringfortheinteriorCleaningandcaringfortheinterior

BookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,

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WARNING
Looseobjectsmaybeflungthroughthevehicleinteriorintheeventofasuddendrivingorbrakingmanoeuvre.Thiscancauseserious
injuryandcanalsoleadtolossofcontrolofthevehicle.

Donotstowanypetsoranyhard,heavyorsharpobjectsinthevehicle'sopenstowagecompartments,onthedashpanel,onthe
shelfbehindtherearseats,orinitemsofclothingandbagsinthevehicleinterior.

Alwayskeepstowagecompartmentsclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

WARNING
Itemsinthedriverfootwellcouldhinderpedaloperation.Thiscouldleadtolossofcontroloverthevehicleandincreasetheriskof
seriousinjury.

Pleaseensurethatallpedalscanalwaysbeusedwithoutanyhindrance.

Thefootmatsmustalwaysbeproperlysecuredinthefootwell.

Additionalfootmatsorotherfloorcoveringsshouldneverbeplacedoverthefittedfootmat.

Ensurethatnoobjectscanenterthedriverfootwellwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

NOTICE
Hardobjectsontheshelfcouldchafeagainstthewiresoftheheatingelementintherearwindowandcausedamage.

Donotstoreanyheatsensitiveobjects,foodormedicinesinsidethevehicle.Hotandcoldtemperaturescoulddamageordestroy
them.

Itemsstoredinthevehiclemadefromtransparentmaterials,e.g.glasses,magnifyingglassesortransparentsuctioncupsonthe
windows,canconcentratethesun'sraysandthuscausedamagetothevehicle.

Theventilationopeningsbetweentherearwindowandtheshelfmustnotbecoveredasthiswouldpreventstaleairescapingfromthevehicle.

Stowagecompartmentonthedriverside

Fig.116Onthedriverside:stowagecompartmentwithcoinholder

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Toopen,pullthehandleinthedirectionofthearrowFig.116.

TherearecoinholdersinthestowagecompartmentFig.116.

Toclose,pressupthecoveruntilitengages.

Stowageareaintheroofconsole(glassescompartment)

Fig.117Intheroofconsole:stowagecompartment

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Thestowagecompartmentcanbeusedforstoringglassesorotherobjects.

Toopen,pressandreleasethebuttonFig.117(arrow).

Toclose,pressthecoverupuntilitengages.

Thestowagecompartmentmustbeclosedwhenyoulockthecartoguaranteethattheinteriormonitorwillworkproperly.

Frontstowagecompartment

Fig.118Stowagecompartmentinthefrontcentreconsole

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Toopen,pressonthecoverinthedirectionofthearrowFig.118.

Toclose,pushthecoverdownasfarasitwillgo.

A12voltsocketElectricalsocketsoracigarettelighterAshtrayandcigarettelightermaybeinthestowagecompartment.

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Stowagecompartmentinthefrontcentreconsole

Fig.119Stowagecompartmentinfrontcentreconsole:pushingopenthecover

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Toopen,slidethecoverinthedirectionofthearrowFig.119.

Toclose,slidethecoveragainstthedirectionofthearrow.

Stowagecompartmentinthefrontcentrearmrest

Fig.120Stowagecompartmentinthefrontcentrearmrest

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Toopen,pullthecentrearmrestallthewayupinthedirectionofthearrowFig.120.

Toclose,guidethearmrestdown.

WARNING
Thecentrearmrestcouldobstructthedriver'sarmmovementswhichcouldcauseaccidentsandsevereinjuries.

Alwayskeepthestowagecompartmentinthecentrearmrestclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

WARNING
Nevertransportanadultorchildonthecentrearmrest.
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Nevertransportanadultorchildonthecentrearmrest.

AtelephoneholderfortheprovisionforamobiletelephonemaybelocatedintheupperpartofthestowagecompartmentBookletProvisionfora

mobiletelephone,.

Stowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside

Fig.121Stowagecompartmentonfrontpassengerside

Fig.122Openstowagecompartmentonfrontpassengerside

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Openingandclosingthestowagecompartment
UnlockthevehicleusingthesparekeyVehiclekeysetifnecessary.Thestowagecompartmentislockedwhenthekeyslotisvertical.

Toopen,pulluptheopeningleverFig.121.

Toclose,pushthecoverup.

Vehiclewalletstowage
Aspecialvehiclewalletstowagecompartmentmaybelocatedinthestowageareaonthefrontpassengerside.

ThevehiclewalletstowagecompartmentislocatedintheupperstowagecompartmentareaFig.122.

AtabFig.122showsthelocationofthehandleusedforopeningthevehiclewalletstowagecompartment.Thevehiclewalletshouldalwaysbekept
inthevehiclewalletstowagecompartment.Tostowthevehiclewallet,insertitintothevehiclewalletstowagecompartmentwiththespinefacingout.

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Holders
Apenholderandnoteholdermaybelocatedinthestowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengerside.

Coolingthestowagecompartment
ThereisaventintherearpanelFig.122.Iftheairconditioningisswitchedon,cooledaircanbefedintothecompartment.Openandclosethe
ventsbyturning.

WARNING
Anopenstowagecompartmentonthefrontpassengersidecanincreasetheriskofseriousinjuryinthecaseofanaccidentorduring
suddenbrakingordrivingmanoeuvres.

Alwayskeepthestowagecompartmentclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

NOTICE
KeepthestowagecompartmentwiththeCDchangerFig.122closedwhilethevehicleisinmotionastheCDchangercould
otherwisebedamagedbyvibrations.

NOTICE
Insomemodelversions,theglovecompartmentcontainsapertures,forexamplebehindthecompartmentforthevehiclewallet.Small
itemscouldfallthroughtheaperturesandbecometrappedbehindthetrim.Thiscouldcauseunusualnoisesanddamagetothevehicle.
Forthisreasondonotstoresmallitemsinthestowagecompartment.

Stowagecompartmentintherearcentrearmrests

Fig.123Stowagecompartmentintherearcentrearmrest

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theremaybeastowagecompartmentintherearcentrearmrestorintherearbenchseatbehindthecentrearmrest.

Donotusethemiddleseatontherearbenchseattotransportpassengerswhenthecentrearmrestisfoldeddown.

Openingandclosingthestowagecompartmentinthecentrearmrest
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Whenthecentrearmrestisfoldeddown,pressthebuttonFig.123(smallarrow)andfoldthecoveruptoopen.

Toclose,foldthecoverdown .

WARNING
Inordertoreducetheriskofinjurywhilethevehicleisinmotion,thecentrearmrestmustalwaysbefoldedupandthestowageareaand
drinkholdersmustbeclosed.

Themiddleseatontherearbenchseatmustneverbeusedwhenthecentrearmrestisfoldeddownneitherbyadultsnorchildren.
Anincorrectsittingpositioncancausesevereinjuries.

Closethestowagecompartmentonlywhenthereisnobodyinitsclosingpath.

NOTICE
Neverpressonthedrinkholdercoverwhenliftingthecentrearmrest.Thedrinkholdercouldopenandbecomedamaged.

Afirstaidkitmaybelocatedinthestowagecompartmentinthecentrearmrest.

Otherstowagecompartments

Fig.124Intheluggagecompartment:sidecompartment

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Stowageareasintheluggagecompartment
Additionalstowagecompartmentsarelocatedinthesidesoftheluggagecompartment.Thesidewallscanberemovedbypullingthemupandoutinthe
directionofthearrowFig.124.Thisenablesyoutostowlargeritemsintheluggagecompartment.

Otherstowageareas:
Inthefrontandrearcentreconsoles.

Inthedoortrims(frontandrear).

Stowageareasforlightitemsofclothingbehindtherearseatbackrests.

Coathooksonthecentredoorpillarandontherearroofgrabhandles.

BaghooksintheluggagecompartmentLuggagecompartment.

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WARNING
Itemsofclothingthatarehungupcanrestrictthedriver'sfieldofvisionandcauseaccidentsandseriousinjuriesasaresult.

Itemsofclothingshouldalwaysbehungupsothattheydonotrestrictthedriver'sfieldofvision.

Theclotheshookinthevehicleshouldonlybeusedfortransportinglightitemsofclothing.Donotleaveanyheavy,hardorsharp
objectsinthepockets.

Drinkholder
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Drinkholdersinfrontcentreconsole
Drinkholdersintherearcentrearmrest

Bottleholder
Bottleholdersarelocatedintheopenstowagecompartmentsofthedriverandfrontpassengerdoors.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
CleaningandcaringfortheinteriorCleaningandcaringfortheinterior

WARNING
Incorrectuseofthedrinkholderscancauseinjury.

Donotplaceanyhotdrinksinadrinkholder.Intheeventofasuddenbrakingmanoeuvreoraccident,hotdrinksinadrinkholder
couldbespilled.Thiscouldcausescalding.

Makesurethatdrinkbottlesoranyotherobjectsdonotfallintothedriverfootwellandobstructthepedalswhilethevehicleisin
motion.

Neverplaceheavycups,foodoranyotherheavyitemsinthedrinkholders.Theseheavyobjectscouldbeflungthroughthevehicle
interiorduringanaccidentandcauseseriousinjuries.

WARNING
Closeddrinkbottlescouldexplodeinthevehicleinextremeheatorcrackinextremelycoldtemperatures.

Neverleavecloseddrinkbottlesinanextremelyhotorextremelycoldvehicleforextendedperiods.

NOTICE
Donotleaveanyopendrinksinthedrinkholderwhilethevehicleisinmotion.Drinksthatarespilled,forexampleduringbraking,can
damagethevehicleandthevehicleelectricsystem.

Theinsertsforthedrinkholderscanberemovedforcleaningpurposes.

Drinkholdersinfrontcentreconsole

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Fig.125Inthefrontcentreconsole:drinkholders(type1)Foldoutholderindrinkholder

Fig.126Inthefrontcentreconsole:drinkholders(type2)

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Therearevariousversionsofthedrinkholderinthefrontcentreconsole.

Openingthedrinkholder
Pushthecoverback.

PressthebuttonFig.125(thickarrow)toreleasetheholder.

Closingthedrinkholder
TurntheholderbackintotheconsoleFig.125(smallarrow).Theholdermustengage.

Pushthecoverforwards.

Drinkholdersintherearcentrearmrest

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Fig.127Intherearcentrearmrest:openingthedrinkholder

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Openingthedrinkholder
Foldthecentrearmrestdown.

PressonthefrontofthecentrearmrestinthedirectionofthearrowFig.127.Thedrinkholderopens.

Closingthedrinkholder
Pushthedrinkholderintothecentrearmrestuntilitengages.

WARNING
Themiddlearmrestintherearbenchseatmustalwaysremainclosedwhilethevehicleisinmotioninordertoreducetheriskofinjury.

Themiddleseatontherearbenchseatmustneverbeusedwhenthecentrearmrestisfoldeddownneitherbyadultsnorchildren.
Anincorrectsittingpositioncancausesevereinjuries.

NOTICE
Neverpressonthedrinkholdercoverwhenliftingthecentrearmrest.Thedrinkholdercouldopenandbecomedamaged.

Ashtrayandcigarettelighter
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Frontashtray
Cigarettelighter

Aremovableashtraymaybelocatedinthevehicle.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ElectricalsocketsElectricalsockets

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
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WARNING
Improperuseoftheashtrayandcigarettelightercouldcausefires,burnsandotherseriousinjuries.

Neverplacepaperoranyotheritemsintheashtraythatcouldstartafire.

Frontashtray

Fig.128Inthefrontcentreconsole:openingtheashtray

Fig.129Inthefrontcentreconsole:removingtheashtray

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Openingandclosingtheashtray
Toopen,presstheashtraycoverbrieflyinthedirectionofthearrowFig.128.Thecoverwillthenopen.

Toclose,pushthecoverdownasfarasitwillgo.

Emptyingtheashtray
TakeholdofthesidesoftheashtrayinsertFig.129(arrow)andpullitupandout.

Placetheinsertbackintotheashtrayfromaboveonceithasbeenemptied.

Cigarettelighter

Fig.130Inthefrontcentreconsole:cigarettelighterintheashtray

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Withtheignitionswitchedon,pressintheknobonthecigarettelighterFig.130.

Waitforthelightertopopout.

Pulloutthecigarettelighterandlightthecigarette,cigar,etc,ontheglowingspiral .

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Insertthecigarettelighterbackintotheretainer.

WARNING
Improperuseofthecigarettelightercouldcausefires,burnsandotherseriousinjuries.

Alwaysusethecigarettelighterproperly.Useitonlytolightcigarettes,cigarsorsimilar.

Neverleavechildreninthevehicleunattended.Thecigarettelightercanbeusedwhentheignitionisswitchedon.

Thecigarettelightercanalsobeusedasa12voltsocketAdditionalinformationandwarnings:.

Electricalsockets
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Socketsinthevehicle
Socketintherearcentreconsole

Electricalequipmentcanbeconnectedtothesocketsinthevehicle.

Theconnecteddevicesmustbeingoodcondition.Donotusefaultydevices.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
CigarettelighterAshtrayandcigarettelighter

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Improperuseofthesocketsandelectricalaccessoriescancausefiresandsevereinjuries.

Neverleavechildreninthevehicleunattended.Socketsandthedevicesconnectedtothemcanbeusedwhentheignitionisswitched
on.

Iftheelectricaldevicegetstoohot,switchthedeviceoffimmediatelyanddisconnectitfromthesocket.

NOTICE
Inordertopreventdamagetotheelectricalsystem,neverconnectequipmentwhichgenerateselectricity,suchassolarpanelsor
batterychargingunitsforchargingthevehiclebattery,tothe12voltsocket.

Onlyuseaccessoriesthathavebeenapprovedinaccordancewithcurrentguidelinesconcerningelectromagneticcompatibility.

Inordertoavoiddamageduetovoltagefluctuation,alwaysswitchoffanyelectricalconsumersconnectedtothe12voltsockets
beforeswitchingtheignitionorengineonoroff.

Neverconnectelectricaldevicesrequiringmoreelectricalpowertoa12voltsocket.Theelectricalsystemofthevehiclecouldbe
damagedifthemaximumpoweroutputisexceeded.

Donotleavetheenginerunningwhenthevehicleisstationary.

Usingelectricalapplianceswiththeengineswitchedoffandtheignitionswitchedonwilldrainthebattery.

Unshieldeddevicescancauseinterferencewithradioreceptionandvehicleelectronics.
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Unshieldeddevicescancauseinterferencewithradioreceptionandvehicleelectronics.

InterferenceofAMradioreceptioncouldoccurifelectricdevicesareusedinthevicinityoftherearwindowaerial.

Socketsinthevehicle

Fig.131Intheluggagecompartment:12voltsocket

Fig.132230voltEurosocket/115voltsocket

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Maximumpowerrating

Electricalsocket Maximumpowerrating
12volt 120watts

230or115volt 150watts(300wattspeakpower)

Themaximumpowerratingoftheindividualsocketsshouldneverbeexceeded.Thepowerratingofeachdeviceisstatedonitstypeplate.

If2ormoredevicesareconnectedatthesametime,makesurethattheoverallpowerconsumptionofallconnectedelectricaldevicesneverexceeds
190watts .

12voltsocket
The12voltsocketwillworkonlywhentheignitionisswitchedon.

Usingelectricalapplianceswiththeengineswitchedoffandtheignitionswitchedonwilldrainthebattery.Thereforeonlyplugelectricalconsumersintothe
socketswhentheengineisrunning.

Topreventdamageduetovoltagefluctuation,switchoffanyconnecteddevicesbeforeswitchingtheignitionorengineonoroff.

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12voltsocketscanbefoundinthefollowinglocationsinthevehicle:

InthefrontstowageareaorinthefrontashtrayFig.128.

IntherearcentreconsoleSocketintherearcentreconsole.

IntheluggagecompartmentFig.131.

230voltEurosocket/115voltsocket
Thesocketcanonlybeusedwhentheengineisrunning .

Connectinganelectricaldevice:inserttheplugallthewayintothesockettounlocktheintegratedchildprooflock.Electricitywillnotflowuntilthechildproof
lockhasbeenunlocked.

LEDsonthesocketFig.132

Constantgreenlight: Thechildsafetyfunctionisdisengaged.Thesocketisreadyforuse.

Flashingredlight: Afaulthasoccurred,forexamplecutoffduetoexcesscurrentortemperature.

230voltsocketsor115voltsocketscanbefoundinthefollowinglocationsinthevehicle:

RearcentreconsoleSocketintherearcentreconsole

Temperatureswitchoff
Theinverterinthe230voltEurosocketor115voltsocketwillswitchoffautomaticallyifthetemperatureexceedsaspecificvalue.Theswitchofffunction
preventstheconnecteddevicefromoverheatingwhenthepowerconsumptionistoohighoriftheambienttemperatureistoohigh.Theinverterwillswitch
onagainautomaticallyafteracooldownphase.Anydeviceswhichareconnectedtothesocketandswitchedonwillthenbereactivated.Anyelectrical
devicesconnectedtothesocketwillthereforeswitchoffwhentheinverterswitchesitselfoffduetooverheating.

DANGER
Highvoltageintheelectricalsystem!

Neverpouranyliquidoverthesocket.
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Neverpouranyliquidoverthesocket.

Donotpluganyadaptersorextensionsintothe230voltEurosocketor115voltsocket.Otherwisethebuiltinchildsafetyfunction
willdisengageandpowerwillbesuppliedtothesocket.

Donotinsertanyitemswhichwillconductelectricity,suchasknittingneedles,intothecontactsofthe230voltEurosocketor115
voltsocket.

NOTICE
Observetheoperatinginstructionsforanydevicethatyouplugintothesocket.

Neverexceedthemaximumpowerconsumptionasthiscoulddamagethewholevehicleelectricalsystem.

12voltsocket:
Onlyuseaccessoriesthathavebeenapprovedinaccordancewithvalidguidelinesconcerningelectromagneticcompatibility.

Neverfeedelectricityintothesocket.

230voltEurosocket/115voltsocket:
Donotpluganyheavydevicesorconnections,suchasmainsadapters,directlyintothesocket.

Donotconnectanylightswhichuseneontubes.

Onlyconnectdevicestothesocketwithavoltagethatmatchesthevoltageofthesocket.

Withelectricaldevicesthatrequireahighlevelofcurrentinthestartphase,thebuiltinexcesscurrentswitchwillpreventthe
devicefrombeingswitchedon.Ifthishappens,disconnectthedevicefromthepowersupplyandreconnectafterwaiting
approximately10seconds.

Functionalproblemsmayoccurwithsomedeviceswhentheyareconnectedtothe230voltEurosocketor115voltsocketduetothelowerpower

output(wattage).

The230voltEurosocketcanbeconvertedforusewith115voltdevicesandviceversa.Formoreinformationaboutretrofitsets,contacta

qualifiedworkshop.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Socketintherearcentreconsole

Fig.133Rearcentreconsole:opencoverwithabutton

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Fig.134Rearcentreconsole:openingthehingedcover

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Thereisa12voltelectricalsocket,a115voltelectricalsocketora230voltEurosocketwithacoverintherearcentreconsoleSocketsinthevehicle.

Invehicleswithabuttonunderthecover:
PressthebuttononthesocketcoverFig.133(arrow).

Invehicleswithahingedcover:
GriptherecessFig.134(arrow)frombelowandfoldthecoverup.

Tollcardreader(ETC)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Function

Whenthetollcardsystemisswitchedonandfunctioning,tollswillbechargedautomaticallywhendrivingthroughatollbooth.Thechargewillbeconfirmed
byanacousticsignal.Thechargeswillbegivenviaaspokenannouncementandalsoshownonthenavigationsystemscreentogetherwiththelocation
data.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Operatingthetollcardreaderwhilethevehicleisinmotioncandistractyoufromtheroadandleadtoaccidents.

Function

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Fig.135Inthestowagecompartmentonfrontpassengerside:tollcardreader

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Usingthetollcardsystem
SwitchonthenavigationsystemandinsertasuitableETCcardinthetollcardreaderFig.135(arrow).

ThedevicereadinesswillbeconfirmedwithalongsignaltoneanddisplayedwiththesymbolETCinthestatusbarofthenavigationsystem.

Ejectingthetollcard
Toeject,pressthetollcardbuttonFig.135.

Errormessage
Ifashortseriesoftonesisheardwhenswitchingonthedevice,thereisafault,e.g.noETCcard,orthecardisfaulty.Thetollcardsystemcannotbe
used.

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Whiledriving
Startingtheengine,changinggearandparkingthevehicle
Startingandstoppingtheengine
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Indicatorlamp
Ignitionlock
Starterbutton
Startingtheengine
Stoppingtheengine
Electronicimmobilizer

Notesinthischapterconcerningtheautomaticgearboxareapplicablebothforthe6speeddualclutchgearboxDSGandthe7speed
dualclutchgearboxDSG.

Immobilizerdisplay
Ifthevehiclekeyisnotvalidorthereisafaultinthesystemthen orImmobilizeractive!willbedisplayedintheinstrumentcluster.Theengine
cannotbestarted.

Pushstartingortowstarting
Fortechnicalreasons,yourvehiclemustnotbepushstartedortowstarted.Usejumpleadstostarttheengineinstead.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VehiclekeysetVehiclekeyset

ChanginggearChanginggear

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

SteeringSteering

PullawayassistsystemsPullawayassistsystems

FillingthetankFillingthetank

FuelFuel

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

StartingenginewithjumpleadsStartingtheenginewithjumpleads

TowstartingandtowingTowstartingandtowing.

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WARNING
Switchingtheengineoffwhilethevehicleismovingmakesitmoredifficulttostopthevehicle.Thiscouldleadtoalossofcontrolover
thevehicleaswellastoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Brakingandsteeringsupportsystems,theairbagsystem,thebelttensionersaswellasvariousitemsofsafetyequipmentinthe
vehiclewillonlybeactivewhentheengineisrunning.

Theengineshouldonlybeswitchedoffwhenthevehicleisstationary.

WARNING
Theriskofseriousinjurycanbereducedwiththeenginerunningorwhenstartingtheengine.

Neverstartorruntheengineinunventilatedorclosedrooms.Theexhaustfumescontaincarbonmonoxide,anodourlessand
colourlesspoisonousgas.Carbonmonoxidecancauselossofconsciousnessanddeath.

Neverleavetheenginerunningifyouleavethevehicleunattended.Thevehiclecouldmovesuddenlyorsomethingunexpectedmay
happenthatmaycausedamageandseriousinjuries.

Neveruseastartbooster.Startboosterscouldexplodeandcausetheenginetosuddenlyrev.

WARNING
Thecomponentsoftheexhaustsystembecomeveryhot.Thiscouldleadtofiresandseriousinjuries.

Neverparkthevehiclesothatpartsoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwithanyinflammablematerialunderneaththe
vehicle,e.g.leaves,drygrass,spiltfuel.

Neverapplyundersealoranticorrosioncoatingstotheexhaustpipes,catalyticconverter,dieselparticulatefilterortheheatshields
ontheexhaustsystem.

Indicatorlamp

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction


Forvehicleswithadieselengine:enginestarting.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

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WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Ignitionlock

Fig.136Positionsofvehiclekeyintheignitionlock

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Whenthereisnovehiclekeyintheignitionlock,thesteeringcolumnlockcanbeactivated.

VehiclekeypositionsFig.136

Ignitionswitchedoff,allelectricalconsumersswitchedoffandsteeringcolumnlockisactive.

Ignitionswitchedoff,steeringcolumnlockdeactivated.Vehiclekeycanberemovedfromtheignitionlock.

Ignitionswitchedon.Preglowfordieselengine.Vehiclekeycanberemovedfromtheignitionlock.

Startengine.Thevehiclekeyremainsinthispositionwhentheenginehasstarted.Toremove,pushthevehiclekeyfullyintotheignitionlock.
Whenyoureleasethevehiclekey,theengineisswitchedoffandthekeymovestoposition.

Nonauthorisedvehiclekey
Ifanonauthorisedvehiclekeyhasbeeninsertedintheignitionlockitcanberemovedasfollows:

Automaticgearbox:pressthelockbuttonintheselectorleverandrelease.Pullthevehiclekeyoutoftheignitionlock.

Manualgearbox:removethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionlock.

WARNING
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Alwaystakecarewhenusingthevehiclekeyotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.Theenginecanbestartedandelectricalequipmentsuchasthe
windowcontrolscanbeusedwhichcouldcauseseriousinjury.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehicle.Theycouldbecometrappedinthecarinanemergencyand
willnotbeabletogetthemselvestosafety.Dependingonthetimeofyear,forexample,alockedvehiclecanbesubjectedtoveryhigh
orverylowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseseriousinjuriesandillnessorfatalities,especiallyforsmallchildren.

Neverremovethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionifthevehicleisinmotion.Thesteeringcolumnlockmaybeactivatedandyouwillno
longerbeabletosteerthevehicle.

Ifthevehiclekeyisleftintheignitionforalongperiodwiththeengineswitchedoff,thevehiclebatterycoulddischarge.

Invehicleswithanautomaticgearbox,thevehiclekeycanonlyberemovedfromtheignitionlockiftheselectorleverisinpositionP.If

necessary,pressthelockbuttonintheselectorleverandthenreleaseit.

Starterbutton

Fig.137Inthelowerpartofthecentreconsole:starterbuttonfortheKeylessAccesslockingandstartingsystem

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Thevehiclecanbestartedwiththestarterbutton(EasyGo)orwiththevehiclekeyintheignitionlockIgnitionlock.

Thestarterbuttoncanonlybeusedifthereisavalidvehiclekeyinthevehicle.

WhenleavingthevehicletheelectronicsteeringcolumnlockwillbeactivatedwhentheignitionisswitchedoffandthedriverdoorisopenedSteering
.

Switchingignitiononandoff
Pressthestarterbuttononcebrieflywithoutdepressingthebrakeorclutchpedals .

Emergencystart
Ifthereisnovalidvehiclekeyinthevehicleinterior,usetheignitionlockinsteadIgnitionlock.Acorrespondingdisplaywillappearintheinstrument
cluster.Thiscouldbethecase,forexample,ifthebatteryinthevehiclekeyisdischargedortooweak.

Emergencyswitchofffunction
Iftheenginecannotbeswitchedoffbypressingthestarterbuttonbriefly,youwillhavetocarryoutanemergencyswitchoffprocedure:

Pressthestarterbuttontwicewithinonesecondoronceforlongerthanonesecondasdescribed .

Theenginewillswitchoffautomatically.

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Enginerestartfunction
Ifnovalidvehiclekeyisrecognisedinthevehicleinterioraftertheenginehasbeenswitchedoff,itispossibletorestarttheenginewithinfiveseconds.A
messageisshownontheinstrumentclusterdisplay.

Afterthistime,theenginecannotberestartedwithoutavalidvehiclekeyinthevehicleinterior.

WARNING
Unintentionalvehiclemovementscancauseseriousinjury.

Donotdepressthebrakeorclutchpedalwhentheignitionisswitchedonastheenginecouldotherwisestartimmediately.

WARNING
Alwaystakecarewhenusingthevehiclekeyotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.Childrenorunauthorisedpersonscouldlockthevehicle,start
thestarttheengine,switchontheignitionoroperateelectricalequipment,suchastheelectricwindows.

InvehicleswithdieselenginesandKeylessAccess,theenginestartmaybedelayediftheenginehastobepreglowed.

Startingtheengine

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theactionsshouldbecarriedoutinthegivenorderonly.
Step StartthevehicleusingthevehiclekeyIgnitionlock StartthevehiclewiththestarterbuttonStarter
. button(KeylessAccess).

1. Pressthebrakepedal.Keepithelddownuntilstage5hasbeencompleted.

1a. Vehicleswithamanualgearbox:fullydepresstheclutchpedaluntiltheenginehasbeenstarted.

2. SelecttheneutralpositionormovetheselectorlevertoPorN.

Onlyvehicleswithdieselengines:topreglow,turnthevehicle
3. keytopositionFig.136 .Theindicatorlamp inthe
instrumentclusterlightsup.

4.
PushthevehiclekeyintheignitionlocktopositionFig.136 PressthestarterbuttonFig.137withoutsteppingonthe
accelerator.Anauthorisedvehiclekeymustbeinthevehicleinorder
donotdepresstheaccelerator.
tostarttheengine.

5. Releasethevehiclekeyoncetheenginehasstarted. Releasethestarterbuttononcetheenginehasstarted.

6. Iftheenginedoesnotstart,stoptheprocedureandrepeatitafterapproximatelyoneminute.

7. SwitchofftheelectronicparkingbrakeifyouwishtopullawayBraking,stoppingandparking.

WARNING
Neverleavethevehiclewiththeenginerunning.Thevehiclecouldmovesuddenly,particularlyifagearisselected,andcauseaccidents
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andseriousinjuries.

WARNING
Startboosterscouldexplodeorcausetheenginetosuddenlyrev.

Neveruseastartbooster.

NOTICE
Thestarterandtheenginecouldbedamagedifyouattempttostarttheenginewhilethevehicleisinmotionoriftheengineis
startedagainimmediatelyafterithasbeenswitchedoff.

Whentheengineiscold,avoidhighenginespeeds,drivingatfullthrottleandoverloadingtheengine.

Donotpushstartortowstartthevehicle.Unburntfuelcoulddamagethecatalyticconverter.

Donotwarmuptheenginebyrunningitwiththevehiclestationary,butratherpulloffassoonasyoucanseeproperlythroughthewindows.This

helpstheenginetoreachoperatingtemperaturemorequicklyandreducesemissions.

Theenginecannot,forexample,bestartedwiththestarterbuttonifthebatteryinthevehiclekeyisweakorflat.Inthiscase,startthevehicleusing

thevehiclekey.

Componentswithahighpowerconsumptionareswitchedofftemporarilywhentheengineisstarted.

Whenstartingfromcold,theenginemaybealittlenoisyforthefirstfewseconds.Thisisquitenormal,andnocauseforconcern.

Atoutsidetemperaturesoflessthan+5C(+41F),fumesmaybedetectedunderavehiclewithadieselengineifthefuelpreheaterisswitched

on.

Anaturalgasenginewillalwaysstartusingpetrolasasetoperatingtemperatureisrequiredforoperationwithnaturalgas.Theenginewill

automaticallyselectnaturalgasoperationoncethesetoperatingtemperatureisreached.

AsetoperatingtemperatureisrequiredtostartamultifuelenginewithbioethanolE85.RefertotheinformationonbioethanolFuel.

Stoppingtheengine

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theactionsshouldbecarriedoutinthegivenorderonly.
Step SwitchofftheengineusingthevehiclekeyIgnition Switchoffthevehicleenginewiththestarterbutton
lock. Starterbutton(KeylessAccess).

1. Thevehiclemustbecompletelystationary .

2. Pressthebrakepedal.Keepithelddownuntilstep4hasbeencompleted.

3. Inanautomaticgearbox,movetheselectorlevertoP.

Theactionsshouldbecarriedoutinthegivenorderonly.
Step SwitchofftheengineusingthevehiclekeyIgnition Switchoffthevehicleenginewiththestarterbutton
lock. Starterbutton(KeylessAccess).

4. SwitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeBraking,stoppingandparking.
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4. SwitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeBraking,stoppingandparking.

BrieflypressthestarterbuttonFig.137.Iftheenginecannotbe
Pushthevehiclekeyfullyintotheignitionlockandreleaseit.The
5.
vehiclekeymovesbacktopositionFig.136 . switchedoff,carryoutemergencyswitchoffprocedure
Emergencyswitchofffunction.

6. Onamanualgearboxselectthefirstorreversegear.

WARNING
Neverswitchofftheenginewhilethevehicleisinmotion.Thiscouldleadtoalossofvehiclecontrol,accidentsandseriousinjuries.

Theairbagsandbelttensionerswillnotworkiftheignitionisswitchedoff.

Thebrakeservowillnotworkwhentheengineisnotrunning.Morepressureonthebrakepedalisneededtostopthevehiclewhen
theengineisswitchedoff.

Thepowerassistedsteeringwillnotworkwhentheengineisnotrunning.Morepowerisneededtosteerthevehiclewhentheengine
isswitchedoff.

Ifthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignition,thesteeringcolumnlockmayactivateanditwillnolongerbepossibletosteerthe
vehicle.

NOTICE
Iftheenginehasbeendrivenhardforalongperiod,theenginecouldoverheatwhenitisswitchedoff.Inordertoavoiddamagetothe
engine,allowtheenginetoruninneutralforapproximately2minutesbeforeswitchingitoff.

Invehicleswithanautomaticgearbox,thevehiclekeycanonlyberemovedfromtheignitionlockiftheselectorleverisinpositionP.

Aftertheengineisswitchedoff,theradiatorfanintheenginecompartmentmayrunonforsomeminutes,eveniftheignitionisswitchedofforthe

vehiclekeyhasbeenremoved.Theradiatorfanwillswitchitselfoffautomatically.

Electronicimmobilizer

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theimmobilizerhelpstopreventtheenginefrombeingstartedanddrivenwithanunauthorisedvehiclekey.

Thereisachipinthekey.Itautomaticallydeactivatestheimmobilizerwhenthevehiclekeyisinsertedintotheignitionlock.

Theelectronicimmobilizerisautomaticallyactivatedwhenthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlock.InvehicleswithKeylessAccess,thevehiclekey
mustbeoutsidethevehicleLockingandunlockingavehiclewithKeylessAccess.

TheenginecanonlybestartedusingagenuineVolkswagenvehiclekeywiththecorrectcode.CodedvehiclekeysareavailablefromaVolkswagen
dealershipVehiclekeyset.

Ifanonauthorisedvehiclekeyhasbeenused,thedisplayintheinstrumentclusterwillshowSAFEorImmobilizeractive!.Thevehiclecannotbeusedif
thisoccurs.

ThevehiclecannotbeoperatedproperlyifyoudonothaveagenuineVolkswagenkey.

Changinggear
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglampsandindicatorlamps
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Pedals
Manualgearbox:selectingagear
Automaticgearbox:selectingagear
ChanginggearusingTiptronic
Drivingwithanautomaticgearbox
Faultinthefunctionoftheautomaticgearbox
Gearchangeindicator

NotesinthischapterconcerningtheautomaticgearboxareapplicablebothfortheautomaticgearboxandthedualclutchgearboxDSG.

Thefollowingwilloccurifthereversegearisselectedandtheignitionisswitchedon:
Thereverselightcomeson.

TheClimatronicswitchesautomaticallytoairrecirculationmodewhenthevehicleisreversing

Theparkingdistancewarningsystem,theopticalparkingsystemandtheRearAssistrearviewcameraareswitchedonifnecessary.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
OverviewofthecentreconsoleOverviewofthecentreconsole

InstrumentsInstruments

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

ParkingdistancewarningParkingdistancewarningsystem

ParkAssistsystemParkAssistsystem

RearAssistRearAssistsystem

ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)

Heating,ventilating,coolingHeating,ventilating,cooling

EnginemanagementsystemandexhaustpurificationsystemEnginemanagementsystemandexhaustpurificationsystem

ManuallyclosingoropeningManualopeningorclosing

WARNING
Rapidaccelerationcancauselossoftractionandskidding,particularlyonslipperyroads.Thiscouldcauseyoutolosecontrolofthe
vehicle,whichcouldleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Thekickdownfunctionorfastaccelerationshouldonlybeattemptedifthevisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditionspermit.

WARNING
Neverridethebrakepedal.Donotoverusethebrakepedal.Constantbrakingwillcausethebrakestooverheat.Thiswillconsiderably
reducethebrakeeffect,increasethebrakingdistanceandcouldcausethebrakesystemtofailcompletely.

NOTICE
Neverletthebrakesrubbyapplyinglightpressurewhenitisnotnecessary.Thiswillincreaselevelsofwear.

Beforedrivingdownalong,steepgradient,reducespeedandchangetoalowergearormovetheselectorlevertoalowergear
position.Thiswillmakeuseoftheenginebrakingeffectandrelievetheloadonthebrakes.Thebrakescouldotherwiseoverheatand
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Warninglampsandindicatorlamps

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
MovetheselectorlevertopositionPandleavethegearboxtocool
down.
7speeddualclutchgearboxDSGoverheating.
Ifthewarninglampdoesnotgoout,donotcontinuetodrive.Seek
expertassistance.Considerabledamagetothegearboxcouldbe
causedotherwiseFaultinthefunctionoftheautomaticgearbox.

Fullydepressthebrakepedal.
Brakepedalnotdepressed! SeealsoACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)ACC(adaptivecruise
control).

Tomovetheselectorlever,depressthebrakepedal.
Brakepedalnotdepressed. PleasealsorefertoelectronicparkingbrakeBraking,stoppingand
parking.

Flashes Possiblecause Correction


Thelockbuttonintheselectorleverisnotengaged.Thevehicle
EngagetheselectorleverlockSelectorleverlock.
cannotdriveoff.

Faultinautomaticgearbox. Drivetothenearestqualifiedworkshopimmediatelyatalowengine
flashesalternatelywithselectorleverdisplaye.g.D. speedtohavethesystemchecked.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

Ifthevehicleisstationaryorhastobeparkedforrepairs,alwaysparkthevehicleatasafedistancefromtheroad,switchonthe
hazardwarninglights,switchofftheengineandtakeotherprecautionarymeasuresinordertowarntrafficbehindyou.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Pedals

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Fig.138Pedalsinvehicleswithamanualgearbox:accelerator,brakepedal,clutchpedal

Fig.139Pedalsinvehicleswithanautomaticgearbox:accelerator,brakepedal

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Theoperationandfreedomofmovementofallpedalsmustneverbeimpairedbyobjectsorfloormats.

Useonlythosefloormatswhichleavethepedalareafreeandcanbesecurelyfastenedinthefootwell.

Ifabrakecircuitfails,youwillhavetodepressthebrakepedalfurtherthannormalinordertobringthevehicletoastop.

WARNING
Itemsinthedriverfootwellcouldhinderpedaloperation.Thiscouldleadtolossofcontroloverthevehicleandincreasetheriskof
seriousinjury.

Pleaseensurethatallpedalscanalwaysbeusedwithoutanyhindrance.

Thefootmatsmustalwaysbeproperlysecuredinthefootwell.

Additionalfootmatsorotherfloorcoveringsshouldneverbeplacedoverthefittedfootmat.

Ensurethatnoobjectscanenterthedriverfootwellwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

NOTICE
Freeaccesstothepedalsmustbeensuredatalltimes.Forexample,thebrakingdistancetofullystopthevehiclewillbelongerifa
brakingcircuitisfaulty.Thebrakepedalwillhavetobedepressedfurtherandharderthannormal.

Manualgearbox:selectingagear

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Fig.140Gearshiftpatternofa5speedmanualgearbox

Fig.141Gearshiftpatternofa6speedmanualgearbox

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ThepositionsoftheindividualdrivinggearsareshownonthegearshiftleverFig.140orFig.141.

Fullydepressandholdtheclutchpedal.

Movethegearshiftlevertotherequiredposition .

Releasetheclutchtoengage.

Insomecountries,theclutchpedalwillhavetobedepressedfullyinordertostarttheengine.

Selectingreversegear
Reversegearshouldonlybeselectedwhenthevehicleisstationary.

Fullydepressandholdtheclutchpedal .

Shiftthegearsticktotheneutralpositionandpushdown.

PushthegearshiftleverfullytotheleftandthentothefrontinthereversegearpositionFig.140 orFig.141.
Releasetheclutchtoengage.

Shiftingdown
Youshouldalwaysselectthenextimmediategearwhenshiftingdownagearwhilstthevehicleisinmotion.Theenginerevsshouldnotbetoohighwhen
doingthis .Damagetotheclutchandthegearboxcouldoccurifathighspeedsorhighenginerevsoneormoregearsareskippedwhenshifting
downgear,eveniftheclutchisnotreleasedwhendoingthis .

WARNING
Whentheengineisrunning,thevehiclewillstarttomoveassoonasagearisengagedandtheclutchreleased.Thisalsoapplieswhen
theelectronicparkbrakehasbeenswitchedon.

Neverengagereversegearwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

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WARNING
Shiftinggearsincorrectlytoalowergearcanleadtoalossofcontroloverthevehicle,withaccidentsand/orseriousinjuriesasa
consequence.

NOTICE
Seriousdamagetotheclutchandgearboxcouldoccurifthegearstickofthemanualgearboxisshiftedtoagearwhichistoolowwhen
travellingathighspeedsorathighrevs.Thisalsoappliesiftheclutchremainsdepressedandthegearsdonotengage.

NOTICE
Pleasenotethefollowingpointsinordertoavoiddamageandprematurewear:

Donotrestyourhandonthegearleverwhendriving.Thepressurefromyourhandispassedontotheselectorforksinthegearbox.

Ensurethatthevehiclehascometoafullstopbeforeengagingreversegear.

Alwaysfullydepresstheclutchpedalwhenchanginggear.

Donotholdthevehiclebyridingtheclutchonahillwiththeenginerunning.

Automaticgearbox:selectingagear

Fig.142Lefthanddrivevehicles:selectorleverforautomaticgearboxwithlockbutton(arrow)

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Fig.143Righthanddrivevehicles:selectorleverforautomaticgearboxwithlockbutton(arrow)

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Theselectorleverisequippedwithaselectorleverlock.WhenchangingtheselectorleverpositionfromPtoadrivinggear,depressthebrakepedaland
pushthelockbuttonintheselectorleverinthedirectionofthearrowFig.142orFig.143.TomovetheselectorleveroutofpositionNto
positionDorR,firstdepressandholdthebrakepedal.

Thecurrentselectorleverpositionortheselectedgearwillbeshownintheinstrumentclusterdisplayiftheignitionisswitchedon.

Selectorlever Designation Meaning


position
Thedrivewheelsarelockedmechanically.
Parkinglock Mayonlybeselectedwhenthevehicleisstationary.Todisengagethisselectorleverposition,
depressthebrakepedalandalsoswitchontheignition.

Thereversegearisselected.
Reversegear
Mayonlybeselectedwhenthevehicleisstationary.

Thegearboxisintheneutralposition.Nopowerisbeingtransmittedtothewheelsandthe
Neutral
brakingpoweroftheenginecannotbeused.

Standarddrivingposition Allforwardgearsareshiftedupanddownautomatically.Thetimingofthegearshiftisdetermined
(normalprogramme) bytheengineload,yourindividualdrivingstyleandthespeedofthevehicle.

Allforwardgearsareautomaticallychangedupanddownathigherenginespeedsthanin
Standarddrivingposition selectorleverpositionD.Thisusesthefullpoweravailablefromtheengine.Thetimingofthe
(sportprogramme) gearshiftisdeterminedbytheengineload,yourindividualdrivingstyleandthespeedofthe
vehicle.

Selectorleverlock
TheselectorleverlockinpositionPorNpreventsgearsfrombeingengagedinadvertently,whichwouldcausethevehicletomove.

Toreleasetheselectorleverlockwiththeignitionswitchedon,depressandholdthebrakepedal.Pressthelockbuttonintheselectorleveratthesame
time.

TheselectorleverlockisnotengagediftheselectorleverismovedquicklythroughpositionN(e.g.whenshiftingfromRtoD).Thismakesitpossible,for
instance,torockthevehiclebackwardsandforwardsifitisstuckinsnowormud.Theselectorleverlockengagesautomaticallyifthebrakepedalisnot
depressedandtheleverisinpositionNformorethanabout1secondandthevehicleistravellingnofasterthanapproximately5km/h(3mph).

Inrarecases,theselectorleverlockmaynotengageinvehicleswithadualclutchgearboxDSG.Thedriveisthendeactivatedtopreventthevehicle
accidentallypullingaway.Thegreenindicatorlamp flashesandaninformationmessageisalsodisplayed.Usethefollowingproceduretoengagethe
selectorleverlock:

6speedgearbox:depressthefootbrakeandthenreleaseitagain.

7speedgearbox:moveselectorlevertopositionPorNandthenselectadrivinggear.

WARNING
Selectinganincorrectselectorleverpositioncouldcauseyoutolosecontrolofthevehicle,potentiallyleadingtoanaccidentand
seriousinjuries.

Neverdepresstheacceleratorpedalwhenselectingagear.

Whentheengineisrunning,thevehiclestartsmovingassoonasagearisengagedandtheclutchpedalisreleased.

Neverselectthereversegearortheparkinglockwhilethevehicleisinmotion.
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Neverselectthereversegearortheparkinglockwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

WARNING
Unintentionalvehiclemovementscancauseseriousinjury.

Thedrivermustneverleavethedriverseatiftheengineisrunningandagearhasbeenselected.Ifyouhavetoleavethevehiclewhile
theengineisrunning,alwaysswitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeandmovetheselectorlevertopositionP.

IftheengineisrunningandtheselectorleverisinpositionD,SorR,thevehiclemustbeheldonthefootbrake.Thevehiclewill
creepforwardasthepowertransmissionisnotfullyinterruptedevenwhentheengineisidling.

NeverselectpositionsRorPwhenthevehicleisinmotion.

NeverleavethevehicleindrivingmodeN.Thevehiclewillrolldownhillirrespectiveofwhethertheengineisrunningornot.

NOTICE
Iftheelectronicparkingbrakeisnotswitchedonwhenthevehicleisstationaryandthebrakepedalisreleasedwhentheselectorleveris
inpositionP,thevehiclemaymoveafewcentimetresforwardsorbackwards.

IftheleverismovedaccidentallytoNwhendriving,takeyourfootofftheaccelerator.Waitfortheenginerevsintheneutralpositionbefore

selectingadrivinggearagain.

ChanginggearusingTiptronic

Fig.144SelectorleverinTiptronicposition(lefthanddrive).Thecontrolsaremirroredforrighthanddrivevehicles

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Fig.145Steeringwheelwith2paddlesforTiptronic

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UsingTiptronic,thegearscanbeshiftedupanddownmanuallyinanautomaticgearbox.Thegearthatiscurrentlyselectedwillbemaintainedwhenthe
Tiptronicprogrammeisselected.Thisisthecaseifthesystemisnotcarryingoutachangeofgearduetothecurrentdrivingsituation.

OperatingTiptronicwiththeselectorlever
PushtheselectorleverfrompositionDtotherightintotheTiptronicgate .

GentlypushtheselectorleverforwardsortothereartoshiftgearupordownFig.144.

OperatingTiptronicwiththepaddles
WithdrivingprogrammeD,SselectedorintheTiptronicgate,usethepaddlesonthesteeringwheelFig.145.

Pulltherightpaddle +OFF towardsthesteeringwheeltochangeupagear.

Pulltheleftpaddle towardsthesteeringwheeltochangedownagear.

TocloseTiptronic,pulltherighthandpaddle +OFF forapproximatelyonesecondtowardsthesteeringwheel.


TiptronicisautomaticallydeactivatediftheselectorpaddlesarenotoperatedforsometimeandtheselectorleverisnotintheTiptronicgate.

NOTICE
Whenaccelerating,thegearboxautomaticallyshiftsuptothenextgearshortlybeforethemaximumpermittedenginespeedis
reached.

Whenshiftingdownagearmanually,thegearboxwillnotchangegearuntiltheenginecannolongerbeoverrevved.

Drivingwithanautomaticgearbox

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thegearboxchangestheforwardgearsupanddownautomatically.

Drivingdownhills
Thesteeperthegradient,thelowerthegearyouwillneed.Lowergearsincreasethebrakingeffectoftheengine.Neverallowthevehicletorolldown
mountainsorhillsintheneutralpositionN.

Reduceyourspeed.

PushtheselectorleverfrompositionDtotherightintotheTiptronicgateChanginggearusingTiptronic.

Gentlypushtheselectorlevertothereartochangedowngear.

OR:shiftgeardownwithpaddlesonthesteeringwheelOperatingTiptronicwiththepaddles.

Stoppingthevehicleandpullingawaywhendrivinguphill
Thesteepertheincline,thelowerthegearyouwillneed.

IfyouwishtostopthevehicleorpullawaywhendrivinguphillyoushouldusetheAutoHoldfunctionPullawayassistsystems.

Whenyoustopthevehicleonaninclineandthevehicleremainsingear,thevehiclemustalwaysbepreventedfromrollingbydepressingthebrakepedal
orbyapplyingtheparkingbrake.Thebrakepedalortheelectronicparkingbrakeshouldnotbereleaseduntilyoupullaway .

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FreewheeldrivingwithdualclutchgearboxDSG
Infreewheelmode,themomentumofthevehicleisusedtosavefuelwithaforesighteddrivingstyle.Theengineisdeclutchedandnolongerbrakesthe
vehiclethevehiclecanrolloutoveralongerdistance.

Switchoncondition:theselectorlevermustbeinpositionD.

Triggeringfreewheeldriving

Removefootfromacceleratorpedal.Theenginewillbedisengagedandruninfreewheelmode.Thevehiclerollswithoutthebrakingeffectofthe
engine.

Cancellingfreewheelmode

Pressthebrakepedalbrieflyorpullthelefthandpaddle towardsthesteeringwheel.
FreewheelcanbeswitchedonandoffinMenusettingsoftheVolkswagenInformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem.

Kickdown
ThekickdownmechanismenablesmaximumaccelerationintheselectorleverpositionD,SorintheTiptronicposition.

Iftheacceleratorpedalisdepressedfully,thegearboxwillautomaticallyshifttoalowergear,dependingonthespeedandenginerevs.Thiswillmakeuse
ofthefullvehicleacceleration .

Thegearboxdoesnotshiftuptothenextgearuntiltheenginereachesthemaximumenginespeedforthegear.

LaunchControlProgramme
TheLaunchControlProgrammeenablesmaximumaccelerationfromzero.

SwitchoffTCSBraking,stoppingandparking.

Withtheleftfoot,depressandholdthebrakepedal.

MovetheselectorlevertopositionSortotheTiptronicposition.

Withyourrightfoot,depresstheacceleratoruntiltheenginesspeedreachesapproximately3,200rpm.

Takeyourleftfootoffthebrake .Thevehiclewillstartwithmaximumacceleration.

SwitchtheTCSbackonafteracceleration.

WARNING
Rapidaccelerationcancauselossoftractionandskidding,particularlyonslipperyroads.Thiscouldcauseyoutolosecontrolofthe
vehicle,whichcouldleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Alwaysadjustyourdrivingstyleinaccordancewiththeflowoftraffic.

Onlyusekickdownorfastacceleration,ifvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditionsallowforitandotherroadusersarenotput
atriskduetotheaccelerationandthedrivingstyle.

PleasenotethatthedrivenwheelscouldstarttospinandthevehiclecouldskidiftheTCSisswitchedoffandespeciallyiftheroadis
slippery.

SwitchtheTCSbackonafteracceleration.
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NOTICE
Ifyoustopthevehicleonanincline,donotattempttostopitfromrollingbackbydepressingtheacceleratorwhenagearhasbeen
selected.Theautomaticgearboxcouldoverheatandbedamaged.

NeverallowthevehicletorollinpositionN,particularlyiftheignitionisswitchedoff.Theautomaticgearboxwillnotbelubricated
andcouldbedamaged.

Faultinthefunctionoftheautomaticgearbox

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Emergencyprogramme
Thereisafaultinthesystemifallthedisplaysontheinstrumentclusterfortheselectorleverpositionshavealightbackground.Theautomaticgearboxis
runninginanemergencyprogramme.Thevehiclecanstillbedrivenintheemergencyprogramme,butonlyatreducedspeedandnotinallgears.

WiththedualclutchgearboxDSGyouwillthen,insomecases,nolongerbeabletoselectthereversegear.

Theautomaticgearboxshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshopassoonaspossibleinanycase.

OverheatingofthedualclutchgearboxDSG
Thedualclutchgearboxcan,forexample,becometoohotwhenthevehiclepullsoffregularly,longperiodsofcrawlingspeedorstopandgotraffic.The
overheatingofthegearboxisindicatedbythewarninglamp andpossiblyalsobyatextintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.Anacousticwarningtonemay
alsobeheard.Stopthevehicleandallowthegearboxtocooldown .

Thevehiclewillnotmoveforwardsorbackwardseventhoughagearhasbeenselected
Ifthevehiclewillnotmoveinthedesireddirection,thesystemmayhaveselectedthegearincorrectly.Depressthebrakepedalandreselectthegear.

Ifthevehiclestilldoesnotmoveinthedesireddirection,thereisasystemfault.Seekexpertassistanceandhavethesystemchecked.

NOTICE
Ifthedisplayindicatesthatthegearboxisoverheatingforthefirsttime,thevehiclewillhavetobeparkedsafelyordrivenfasterthan
20km/h(12mph).

Ifthetextmessageandacousticwarningarerepeatedevery10secondsthevehiclemustbeparkedsafelyimmediatelyandtheengine
switchedoff.Allowthegearboxtocooldown.

Inordertopreventdamagetothegearbox,youshouldnotdriveonuntiltheacousticwarningsarenolongergiven.Youshouldnot
pullawaywiththevehicleordriveatverylowspeedsfortheperiodinwhichthegearboxisoverheated.

Gearchangeindicator
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Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Insomevehicles,theinstrumentclusterwillshowwhichgearshouldbeselectedwhilethevehicleisinmotiontoreducefuelconsumption.

Display Meaning
Currentgearisoptimal.

Ahighergearisrecommended.

Alowergearisrecommended.

Informationoncleaningthedieselparticulatefilter
Theexhaustsystemmanagementrecognisesadieselparticulatefilterwhichisfillingupandaidstheselfcleaningprocessofthedieselparticulatefilterby
recommendingthemostsuitablegearwhendriving.ThismaymeandrivingwithincreasedenginespeedinexceptionalcasesEnginemanagement
systemandexhaustpurificationsystem.

CAUTION
Thegearchangeindicatorisonlydesignedtoassistthedriverandcannotreplacethedriver'sownjudgement.

Thedriverhasfullresponsibilityforselectingthecorrectgearinallsituations(e.g.whenovertaking,drivingupanddownhillsand
whentowingatrailer).

Drivinginthecorrectgearcanreducefuelconsumption.

Thedisplayonthegearchangeindicatorwilldisappearwhentheclutchpedalisdepressed.

Braking,stoppingandparking
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglampsandindicatorlamps
Electronicparkingbrake
Parking
Informationonthebrakes
Brakeassistsystems
SwitchingtheTCSonandoff
Brakefluid

Thebrakeassistsystemsaretheantilockbrakesystem(ABS),thebrakeassistsystem(BAS),theelectronicdifferentiallock(EDS),thetractioncontrol
system(TCS)andtheelectronicstabilisationprogramme(ESP).

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
TowingatrailerTowingatrailer

PullawayassistsystemsPullawayassistsystems

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Drivingwithwornbrakepadsorwithafaultybrakesystemcancauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.
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Drivingwithwornbrakepadsorwithafaultybrakesystemcancauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

If lightsupeitheraloneortogetherwithatextmessageinthedisplayoftheinstrumentcluster,gotoaqualifiedworkshop
immediatelyandhavethebrakepadscheckedandhavewornbrakepadsreplaced.

WARNING
Incorrectparkingcancauseseriousinjuries.

Neverremovethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionifthevehicleisinmotion.Thesteeringcolumnlockmaybeactivatedanditmayno
longerbepossibletosteerorcontrolthevehicle.

Neverparkthevehiclesothatpartsoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwithanyinflammablematerialunderneaththe
vehicle,e.g.leaves,drygrass,spiltfuel.

Alwaysswitchontheelectronicparkingbrakewhenthevehicleisparked.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehicle.Theycouldreleasetheelectronicparkingbrake,movethe
selectorleverorgearshiftleverandthussetthevehicleinmotion.Thiscouldleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Alwaystakeallvehiclekeyswithyoueachtimeyouleavethevehicle.Theenginecanbestartedandelectricalequipmentsuchasthe
windowcontrolscanbeusedwhichcouldcauseseriousinjury.

Neverleavechildrenorpeoplerequiringassistancealoneinthevehicle.Theycouldbecometrappedinthecarinanemergencyand
willnotbeabletogetthemselvestosafety.Dependingonthetimeofyear,forexample,alockedvehiclecanbesubjectedtoveryhigh
orverylowtemperatures.Thiscouldcauseseriousinjuriesandillnessorfatalities,especiallyforsmallchildren.

NOTICE
Alwaystakecarewhendrivingincarparkswithprotrudingpavementelementsorbollards,forexample.Theseobjectswhichprotrude
fromthegroundsurfacecandamagethebumperandothervehiclecomponentswhenyouareparkingyourvehicle.Inordertoavoid
anydamage,stopthevehiclebeforethewheelscantouchthebollardorpavement.

Drivecarefullyoverdriveways,ramps,kerbstonesandotherobjects.Lowlyingvehiclecomponentssuchasthebumper,spoilerand
partsoftherunninggear,engineorexhaustsystemcouldbedamaged.

Warninglampsandindicatorlamps

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Switchontheelectronicparkingbrake.

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
Brakesystemfault.
SeekexpertassistanceimmediatelyFaultinthebrakesystem.

Donotdriveon!
Brakefluidlevelistoolow.
CheckbrakefluidlevelBrakefluidlevel.

TogetherwithABSindicatorlamp :ABSnotfunctioning. Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.ThevehiclecanbebrakedwithoutABS.

Brakepedalnotdepressed! Fullydepressthebrakepedal.

Gotoaqualifiedworkshopimmediately.Allbrakepadsshouldbe
Brakepadsworn.
checkedandrenewedasnecessary.

Litup:ESPfaultorswitchedoffforsystemrelatedreasons. Switchtheignitiononandoff.Ifnecessary,driveashortdistance.
OR:flashingquickly:ESPorASRistakingcorrectiveaction. Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

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TogetherwithABSindicatorlamp :ABSfault. Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.ThevehiclecanbebrakedwithoutABS.

Driveashortdistanceataspeedof1520km/h(1012mph).Ifthe
Vehiclebatteryhasbeenreconnected. indicatorlampremainslitup,thevehicleshouldbecheckedbya
qualifiedworkshopVehiclebattery.

SwitchonTCSSwitchingtheTCSonandoff.SwitchonTCS
TCSswitchedoffmanually.
automaticallybyswitchingtheignitionoffandon.

InconjunctionwithESPindicatorlamp :ABSfaulty.
Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.ThevehiclecanbebrakedwithoutABS.
Togetherwithwarninglamp or :ABSnotfunctioning.

Togetherwithflashingwarninglamp :electronicparking
Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.
brakefaulty.

Toselectagear,pressthebrakepedal.
Brakepedalnotdepressed. Depressthebrakepedaltoreleasetheelectronicparkingbrake
Electronicparkingbrake.

Flashes Possiblecause Correction

Faultinelectronicparkingbrake.Atthesametime,theindicator Gotoaqualifiedworkshopasitmaynotbepossibletoparkthevehicle
lamp maylightup. safely.

Removefootfromacceleratorpedal.Adaptdrivingstyletosuitroad
Quickly:ESP/TCSistakingcorrectiveaction.
conditions.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

WARNING
Drivingwithpoorbrakescanresultinaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Ifthebrakewarninglamp doesnotgoout,orifitlightsupwhendriving,thebrakefluidlevelinthereservoiristooloworthere
isafaultinthebrakesystem.StopthevehicleimmediatelyandseekexpertassistanceBrakefluid.

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Ifthebrakewarninglamp lightsuptogetherwiththeABSindicatorlamp ,thecontrolfunctionoftheABSmayhavefailed.


Thiscouldcausetherearwheelstolockquicklywhenyoubrake.Lockedrearwheelscanleadtoalossofcontrolofthevehicle.If
possible,reduceyourspeedanddrivecarefullyatlowspeedtothenextqualifiedworkshopinordertohavethebrakesystemtested.
Avoidsuddenbrakinganddrivingmanoeuvresontheway.

TheABSisnotfunctioningcorrectlyiftheABSindicatorlamp doesnotgooutorcomesonwhilethevehicleisinmotion.The
vehiclecanbestoppedusingthenormalbrakesonly(withoutABS).TheprotectionprovidedbyABSisnolongeravailable.Gotoa
qualifiedworkshopassoonaspossible.

If lightsupeitherindividuallyortogetherwithatextmessageinthedisplayoftheinstrumentcluster,gotoaqualifiedworkshop
immediatelyandhavethebrakepadscheckedorhavewornbrakepadsreplaced.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Electronicparkingbrake

Fig.146Inlowerpartofcentreconsole:buttonfortheelectronicparkingbrake

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Switchingontheelectronicparkingbrake
Theelectronicparkingbrakecanbeswitchedonatanytimewhenthevehicleisstationary,evenwhentheignitionisswitchedoff.Youshouldalways
switchontheparkingbrakewhenleavingorparkingthevehicle.

PullandholdbuttonFig.146.

Theparkingbrakeisswitchedonwhenindicatorlamps inthebuttonandintheinstrumentclusterlightupWarninglampsandindicatorlamps
.

Releasethebutton.

Switchingofftheelectronicparkingbrake
Switchontheignition.

PresstheFig.146button.Atthesametimedepressthebrakepedalwithsomeforceordepresstheacceleratorpedalslightlywhentheengineis
running.

Theparkingbrakeisswitchedoffwhenindicatorlamps inthebuttonandintheinstrumentclusterdisappearWarninglampsandindicator
lamps.

Automaticswitchofffortheelectronicparkingbrakewhendrivingoff
Whenthevehicleisdrivenofftheelectronicparkingbrakeisautomaticallyreleased,providingthedriverdoorisclosedandthedriveriswearingaseat
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belt.Ifyouhaveamanualgearbox,youmustalsodepresstheclutchfullybeforepullingoffsothatthesystemrealisesthatyouwishtoswitchoffthe
parkingbrake.

Emergencybrakingfunction
Theemergencybrakingfunctionshouldonlybeusedinthosesituationswherethevehiclecannotbestoppedusingthefootbrake !

PullandholdthebuttonFig.146tobrakethevehicleheavily.Anacousticsignalcanbeheardatthesametime.

Tostopthebrakingprocedure,releasethebuttonordepresstheacceleratorpedal.

WARNING
Theincorrectuseoftheelectronicparkingbrakecancauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Theelectronicparkingbrakeshouldneverbeusedtobrakethevehicle,exceptinemergencies.Thebrakingdistanceisconsiderably
longerasonlytherearwheelsarebraked.Alwaysusethefootbrake.

Neveractivatetheacceleratorfromtheenginecompartmentifagearhasbeenselectedandtheengineisrunning.Thevehiclecould
move,eveniftheelectronicparkingbrakeisapplied.

Invehicleswithamanualgearbox:whentheclutchpedalisreleasedandtheacceleratorpedaldepressedatthesametime,theelectronicparking

brakewillbereleasedautomatically.

Ifthevehiclebatteryisflatitwillnotbepossibletoreleasetheelectronicparkingbrake.UsejumpleadsStartingtheenginewithjumpleads.

Somenoisesmaybeheardwhentheelectronicparkingbrakeisswitchedonoroff.

Iftheelectronicparkingbrakehasnotbeenusedforalongperiod,thesystemwillcarryoutoccasionalautomaticandaudiblecheckswhenthe

vehicleisparked.

Parking

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Pleaseadheretorelevantlegislationwhenstoppingandparkingyourvehicle.

Stoppingthevehicle
Theactionsshouldbecarriedoutinthegivenorderonly.

Parkthevehicleonasuitablesurface .

Depressandholdthebrakepedaluntiltheenginehasstopped.

SwitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeElectronicparkingbrake.

Withanautomaticgearbox,movetheselectorlevertopositionP.

Switchtheengineoffandtakeyourfootoffthebrakepedal.

Removethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionlock.

Turnthesteeringwheelslightlyifnecessarytoengagethesteeringcolumnlockmechanism.

Withamanualgearbox,select1stgearforflatgroundanduphillinclines,orreversegearfordownhillinclines,andthenreleasetheclutch.

Pleaseensurethatalloccupants,childreninparticular,leavethevehicle.

Takeallvehiclekeyswithyouwhenyouleavethevehicle.

Lockthevehicle.

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Additionalpointsforinclinesandgradients
Beforeswitchingtheengineoff,turnthesteeringwheelsothattheparkedvehiclewouldrollagainstthekerbwithitsfrontwheelsifitdidstarttoroll.

Whenfacingdownhill,turnthewheelssothattheyfacethekerb.

Whenfacinguphill,turnthewheelssothattheyfacethecentreoftheroad.

WARNING
Thecomponentsoftheexhaustsystembecomeveryhot.Thiscouldleadtofiresandseriousinjuries.

Neverparkthevehiclesothatpartsoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwithanyinflammablematerialunderneaththe
vehicle,e.g.leaves,drygrass,spiltfuel.

NOTICE
Alwaystakecarewhendrivingincarparkswithprotrudingpavementelementsorbollards,forexample.Theseobjectswhichprotrude
fromthegroundsurfacecandamagethebumperandothervehiclecomponentswhenyouareparkingyourvehicle.Inordertoavoid
anydamage,stopthevehiclebeforethewheelscantouchthebollardorpavement.

Drivecarefullyoverdriveways,ramps,kerbstonesandotherobjects.Lowlyingvehiclecomponentssuchasthebumper,spoilerand
partsoftherunninggear,engineorexhaustsystemcouldbedamaged.

Informationonthebrakes

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Newbrakepadscannotgeneratethefullbrakingeffectduringthefirst200to300kmandmustfirstberunin .Theslightlyreducedbrakepressure
canhoweverbecompensatedforbyincreasingpressureonthebrakepedal.Duringtheruninperiod,thebrakingdistanceislongerwhenthe
brakesaredepressedfullyorduringemergencybrakingthanwithusedbrakes.Intheruninperiod,thebrakesshouldnotbedepressedfullyand
situationsshouldbeavoidedthatcreateaheavyloadonthebrakes.Forexample,whendrivingupclosetothevehicleahead.

Therateofwearofthebrakepadsdependstoagreatextentontheconditionsunderwhichthevehicleisoperatedandthewaythevehicleisdriven.
Withregulartownandshortjourneysaswellasasportydrivingstyle,thebrakepadsmustbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshopmoreregularlythanis
statedintheserviceschedule.

Ifyoudrivewithwetbrakes,forexampleafterdrivingthroughwater,afterheavyrainfallorafterwashingthevehicle,thebrakingeffectmaybereduced
asthebrakediscswillbewet,orpossiblyfrozen(inwinter).Thebrakesmustbedriedasquicklyaspossiblebycarefulbrakingathigherspeed.Please
ensurethatnofollowingvehicleandnootherroaduserisputatriskasaresultofthisaction .

Alayerofsaltthataccumulatesonthediscsandpadswillreducethebrakingeffectandincreasethebrakingdistance.Ifthevehiclehasnotbeen
brakedforalongtimeonroadswhichhavebeengrittedwithsalt,thelayerofsaltmustbereducedthroughcarefulbraking .

Corrosiononthebrakediscsanddirtinthebrakepadsarefacilitatedthroughlongperiodsofinactivity,lowmileageandlowloadlevels.Withinactivityor
lowuselevelsforthebrakepadsaswellascorrosion,Volkswagenrecommendsthatthebrakediscsandbrakepadsbecleanedbybrakingstrongly
severaltimesfromhighspeed.Pleaseensurethatnofollowingvehicleandnootherroaduserisputatriskasaresultofthisaction .

Faultinthebrakesystem
Abrakecircuitmayhavefailedifyouhavetoreducespeedandthevehicledoesnotbrakeasnormal(suddenincreaseinbrakingdistance).Thiswillbe
indicatedbythewarninglamp andatextmessageasrequired.Gotoaqualifiedworkshopimmediatelytohavethefaultcorrected.Driveatlow
speedwhendoingthisandanticipatelongerbrakingdistancesandanincreaseintherequiredpressureforthepedal.

Brakeservo
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Brakeservo
Thebrakeservowillonlyfunctionwhentheengineisrunningandreinforcesthepressureappliedbythedriveronthebrakepedal.

Ifthebrakeservodoesnotfunctionorthevehicleisbeingtowed,thebrakepedalwillhavetobedepressedmoreforcefullyasthebrakingdistancewillbe
increasedduetothelackofassistanceforthebrakesystem .

WARNING
Newbrakepadswillnothavetheoptimalbrakingeffectwhenfirstfitted.

Newbrakepadscannotgeneratethefullbrakingeffectduringthefirst320kmandmustfirstberunin.Areducedbrakingeffectcan
beincreasedbyapplyingmorepressuretothebrakepedal.

Inordertoreducetheriskofaccidents,seriousinjuriesandthelossofcontroloverthevehicle,youmustdriveparticularlycarefully
whendrivingwithnewbrakepads.

Neverdrivetooclosetoothervehiclesduringtherunintimeforthenewbrakepadsandnevercreateadrivingsituationthatwill
placeaheavyloadonthebrakes.

WARNING
Overheatedbrakesreducethebrakingeffectandconsiderablyincreasethebrakingdistance.

Whendrivingdownhillthebrakesareplacedunderparticularstrainandbecomehotveryquickly.

Beforedrivingdownalong,steepgradient,reducespeedandchangetoalowergearormovetheselectorlevertoalowergear
position.Thiswillmakeuseoftheenginebrakingeffectandrelievetheloadonthebrakes.

Nonstandardordamagedfrontspoilerscouldrestricttheairflowtothebrakesandcausethemtooverheat.

WARNING
Wetbrakesorbrakescoatedwithiceorroadsaltreactslowerandneedlongerbrakingdistances.

Carefullyapplythebrakestotestthem.

Alwaysdrybrakesandcleanoffanycoatingoficeandsaltwithafewcautiousapplicationsofthebrakewhenvisibility,weather,road
andtrafficconditionspermit.

WARNING
Drivingwithoutthebrakeservocanconsiderablyincreasethebrakingdistanceandthuscauseaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Neverallowthevehicletorolliftheengineisswitchedoff.

Ifthebrakeservodoesnotfunctionorthevehicleisbeingtowed,thebrakepedalwillhavetobedepressedmoreforcefullyasthe
brakingdistancewillbeincreasedduetothelackofassistanceforthebrakesystem.

NOTICE
Neverletthebrakesrubbyapplyinglightpressurewhenitisnotnecessary.Continualpressureonthebrakepedalwillcausethe
brakestooverheat.Thiswillconsiderablyreducethebrakeeffect,increasethebrakingdistanceandcouldcausethebrakesystemto
failcompletely.

Beforedrivingdownalong,steepgradient,reducespeedandchangetoalowergearormovetheselectorlevertoalowergear
position.Thiswillmakeuseoftheenginebrakingeffectandrelievetheloadonthebrakes.Thebrakescouldotherwiseoverheatand
possiblyfail.Thebrakesshouldonlybeusedtoslowthevehicledownortostopit.

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Ifthefrontbrakepadsaretested,therearbrakepadsshouldbetestedatthesametime.Avisualcheckofthethicknessofallbrakepadsshould

becarriedoutregularlybycheckingthebrakepadsthroughtheopeningsintherimorfromtheundersideofthevehicle.Ifnecessary,removethewheels
tocarryoutacomprehensivecheck.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Brakeassistsystems

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

ThebrakeassistsystemsESP,ABS,BAS,TCSandEDLwillonlyfunctionwhentheengineisrunning.Theymakeaconsiderablecontributiontoactive
drivingsafety.

Electronicstabilisationprogramme(ESP)
TheESPhelpstoreducetheriskofskiddingandtoimprovedrivingstabilitybybrakingindividualwheelsincertaindrivingsituations.Criticaldriving
situations,suchasoverorundersteeringofthevehicleorwheelspin,arerecognisedbytheESP.Throughtargetedbrakingorbyareductionofthe
enginetorque,thesystemsupportsthestabilisationprocessforthevehicle.

ESPhasitslimitations.ItisimportanttorealisethatESPcannotovercomethelawsofphysics.ESPwillnotbeabletoassistineverysituationthatthe
driverisconfrontedwith.Forexample,ESPwillnotbeabletoassisteverytimethatthereisasuddenchangeintheroadsurfacequality.Ifasectionofthe
dryroadissuddenlycoveredwithwater,mudorsnow,ESPwillnotbeabletoassistinthesamemannerasonadryroad.Ifthevehicleaquaplanes
(drivesonafilmofwaterratherthanontheroadsurface),ESPwillnotbeabletoassistinsteeringthevehicleasthecontacttotheroadsurfacehasbeen
interruptedandthevehiclecanconsequentlynolongerbesteeredorbraked.Whendrivingatspeedthroughbends,particularlyonstretchesofroadwith
manybends,theESPwillnotalwaysbeabletoprocesscomplicateddrivingsituationsaseffectivelyasatlowerspeeds.

Alwaysadaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.ESPcannotdefythelawsofmotion,improvethepower
outputavailable,orkeepthevehicleontheroadifunduecareandattentiononthepartofthedrivercausesthevehicletoleavetheroad.Instead,ESP
improvesthepossibilityofregainingcontrolofthevehicleand,inextremedrivingsituationsontheroad,ithelpsmakethevehiclecontinueinthedesired
directionbyutilisingthedriver'ssteering.IfthevehicleisdrivingataspeedthattakesthevehicleofftheroadbeforetheESPcanprovideanykindof
support,theESPwillnotbeabletoassistinanyway.

ThesystemsABS,BAS,TCSandEDLareintegratedintheESP.TheESPisalwaysswitchedon.Incertainsituationswhenthetractionachievedisnot
sufficient,TCScanbeswitchedoffbypressingtheASR(TCS)buttonFig.147.AlwaysensurethatASR(TCS)isswitchedbackonagainonce
tractionissufficient.

Antilockbrakesystem(ABS)

TheABSpreventsthewheelsfromlockingwhenthebrakesareappliedupuntilthepointwherethevehicleisnearlystationaryandassiststhedriverin
steeringthevehicleandkeepingitundercontrol.Thismeansthatthevehicleislesslikelytospin,evenwhenthebrakesaredepressedfully:

Depressandholdthebrakepedalwithforce.Donottakeyourfootoffthebrakepedalorreducetheforceonthebrakepedal!

Donotpumpthebrakepedalorreducethepressureonthebrakepedal!

Steerthevehiclewhilethebrakepedalisfullydepressed.

TheABSwillswitchoffwhenthebrakepedalisreleasedorifthepressureonthebrakepedalisreduced.

IftheABSistakingcorrectiveaction,youwillbeawareofapulsingmovementinthebrakepedalandsomenoise.However,ABSwillnotnecessarily
guaranteeshorterbrakingdistancesinallconditions.Thebrakingdistancecouldevenbelongerifyoubrakeongraveloronfreshsnowcoveringanicyor
slipperysurface.

Brakeassistsystem(BAS)
Thebrakeassistsystemcanhelptoreducethebrakingdistance.Thebrakeassistsystemreinforcesbrakepressurewhenthedriverdepressesthebrake
pedalquicklyinanemergencysituation.Asaresult,fullbrakingpowerismadeaccessibleveryquickly,brakepressureisincreasedandthebraking
distancereduced.Inthisway,theABSisactivatedmorequicklyandmoreeffectively.

Donotreducethepressureonthebrakepedal!Thebrakeassistsystemwillswitchoffthebrakeservoautomaticallywhenthebrakepedalisreleasedor
ifthepressureonthebrakepedalisreduced.
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ifthepressureonthebrakepedalisreduced.

TractionControlSystem(TCS)
TheTCSreducestheengineoutputifwheelspinoccursandadaptstheoutputtosuitroadsurfaceconditions.TCShelpsthecartostartmoving,
accelerateandclimbgradientsinunfavourableroadconditions.

TheTCScanbeswitchedonandoffmanuallySwitchingtheTCSonandoff.

Electronicdifferentiallock(EDLandXDL)
TheEDLisavailablefornormaldrivingonstraightroads.EDLbrakesthewheelwhichhaslosttractionanddistributesthedrivingforcetotheotherdrive
wheels.Topreventthediscbrakeofthebrakedwheelfromoverheating,theEDLcutsoutautomaticallyifsubjectedtoexcessiveloads.TheEDLwill
switchonagainautomaticallywhenthebrakehascooleddown.

TheXDLfunctionisanextensionoftheelectronicdifferentiallock.TheXDLdoesnotrespondtotractioncontrol,butrathertothereductionofloadonthe
insidefrontwheelwhendrivingthroughabendathighspeed.XDLwillapplythebrakeontheinsidefrontwheeltopreventitfromlosingtraction.Thiswill
improvetraction,helpingthevehicletoremainintherequiredlanelonger.

WARNING
Drivingfastonicy,slipperyorwetroadscanleadtoalossofcontroloverthevehicleandcouldcauseseriousinjurytothedriverand
passengers.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.Donotlettheextrasafetyaffordedbythe
brakeassistsystemsABS,BAS,EDL,ASRandESPtemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendriving.

Thebrakeassistsystemscannotdefythelawsofmotion.SlipperyandwetroadswillremaindangerousevenwithESPandtheother
systems.

Drivingtoofastonwetroadscancausethewheelstolosecontactwiththeroadsurfaceandaquaplane.Avehiclecannotbebraked,
steeredorcontrolledonceithaslostcontactwiththeroadsurface.

Brakeassistsystemscannotpreventanaccidentif,forexample,youaredrivingtooclosetothevehicleinfrontoraredrivingtoofast
fortheindividualsituation.

Althoughthebrakeassistsystemsareveryeffectiveandcanhelptocontrolthevehicleindifficultdrivingsituations,pleasealways
rememberthatthedrivingstabilityofthevehicledependsonthetyregrip.

Whenacceleratingonaslipperysurface,forexampleoniceandsnow,presstheacceleratorcarefully.Thewheelscanspinevenwith
activebrakeassistsystemsandthiscanleadtoalossofcontroloverthevehicle.

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WARNING
TheeffectivenessofESPcanbereducedconsiderablyifothercomponentsandsystemswhichaffectdrivingdynamicsarenotserviced
properlyorarenotfunctioningproperly.Thisalsoapplies,butnotexclusively,tothebrakes,tyresandothersystemsthathavealready
beennamed.

PleasealwaysnotethatmodificationsandchangestothevehiclecanaffectthefunctionoftheABS,BAS,TCS,EDLandESP.

AlterationstothesuspensionsystemortheuseofnonapprovedwheelandtyrecombinationscanaffectthefunctionofABS,BAS,
TCS,EDLandESPandreducetheireffectiveness.

ThepropereffectivenessofESPisalsobasedonsuitabletyresWheelsandtyres.

TheESPortheTCScanonlyfunctionproperlyifall4wheelshavethesametyres.Anydifferencesintherollingradiusofthetyrescancausethe

systemtoreduceenginepowerunexpectedly.

IftheABSfails,theESP,TCSandEDLwillalsoceasetofunction.

Operatingnoisesmaybeheardduringtheregulatoryproceduresofthesystemsnamedabove.

SwitchingtheTCSonandoff

Fig.147Inthecentreconsole:buttonforswitchingtheTCSonandoffmanually

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Theelectronicstabilisationprogramme(ESP)willfunctiononlyiftheengineisrunning.ItconsistsofABS,EDLandTCS.

Whentheengineisrunning,theTCScanbeswitchedoffbypressingthebutton Fig.147.TheTCSshouldonlybeswitchedoffincertain
situationswhenthetractionachievedisnotsufficient.Forexample:

Whendrivingindeepsnoworonloosesurfaces.

Whenrockingthecarbackwardsandforwardstofreeitfrommud.

Thenpressthe buttontoswitchtheTCSbackon.

Brakefluid

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Fig.148Intheenginecompartment:capofthebrakefluidcontainer(variant1)

Fig.149Intheenginecompartment:capofthebrakefluidcontainer(variant2)

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Brakefluidwillgraduallyabsorbwaterfromthesurroundingair.Thebrakesystemwillbedamagedifthereistoomuchwaterinthebrakefluid.The
boilingpointofthebrakefluidisalsoconsiderablyreducedbythewatercontent.Heavyuseofthebrakesmaycauseavapourlockinthebrakesystemif
thebrakefluidorifthewatercontentistoohigh.Vapourlocksreducelevelsofbrakingpower,considerablyincreasebrakingdistanceandcanevencause
thebrakesystemtofailcompletely.Yourownsafetyandthatofotherroadusersisdeterminedbyabrakesystemthatfunctionsproperlyatalltimes
.

Brakefluidspecification
Volkswagenhasdevelopedbrakefluidthatisoptimalforthebrakesysteminyourvehicle.Toensurethebrakesystemworksoptimally,Volkswagen
recommendstheuseofbrakefluidcompliantwithVWstandard50114.Ifthisbrakefluidisnotavailableoranotherbrakefluidisusedfordifferent
reasons,abrakefluidmaybeusedthatiscompliantwiththeUSstandardFMVSS116DOT4orDINISO4925CLASS4 .

BrakefluidthatiscompliantwithVWstandard50114fulfilstherequirementsoftheUSstandardFMVSS116DOT4andDINISO4925CLASS4.This
doesnotmeanhoweverthatabrakefluidthatiscompliantwithUSstandardFMVSS116DOT4orDINISO4925CLASS4willautomaticallyconformto
therequirementsoftheVWstandard50114.Comparetheinformationwiththedataonthepackagingofthebrakefluidandensurethatthecorrectbrake
fluidisalwaysusedforyourvehicle.

SuitablebrakefluidisavailablefromaVolkswagendealership.

Brakefluidlevel
ThebrakefluidlevelmustalwaysbebetweentheMINandMAXmarkingofthebrakefluidcontainerorabovetheMINmarking .

Thebrakefluidlevelcannotbecheckedaccuratelyinallmodelsasenginecomponentsconcealthebrakefluidcontainer.Ifthebrakefluidlevelcannotbe
readexactly,pleasegotoaqualifiedworkshop.

Thebrakefluidleveldropsslightlywhenthevehicleisbeingusedasthebrakepadswearandthebrakesareautomaticallyadjusted.

Changingbrakefluid
Thebrakefluidmustbechangedasdescribedintheserviceschedule.Thebrakefluidshouldbechangedbyaqualifiedworkshop.Volkswagen
recommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.Onlybrakefluidthatconformswiththerequiredspecificationshouldberefilled.

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WARNING
Brakefailureorreducedbrakingeffectcanbecausedbythebrakefluidlevelbeingtooloworbybrakefluidthatistoooldorunsuitable.

Thebrakesystemandbrakefluidlevelmustbecheckedregularly.

Thebrakefluidchangeshouldbecarriedoutregularlyaccordingtotheserviceschedule.

Heavyuseofthebrakesmaycauseavapourlockifthebrakefluidisleftinthesystemfortoolong.Vapourlocksreducelevelsof
brakingpower,considerablyincreasebrakingdistanceandcancausethebrakesystemtofailcompletely.

Pleaseensurethatthecorrectbrakefluidisused.OnlybrakefluidsthatarecompliantwithVWstandard50114orFMVSS116DOT4or
DINISO4925CLASS4shouldbeused.Anyotherbrakefluidcanaffectthebrakefunctionandreducebrakeeffectiveness.Thebrake
fluidshouldnotbeusedifthespecificationVWstandard50114,FMVSS116DOT4orDINISO4925CLASS4isnotonthebrakefluid
container.

Therefilledbrakefluidmustbenew.

WARNING
Brakefluidistoxic.

Inordertoreducetheriskofpoisoning,neverusebottlesorothercontainerstostorebrakefluid.Thesecontainerscouldencourage
otherpeopletodrinkoutofthem,eveniftheyarelabelledotherwise.

Brakefluidmustbestoredintheoriginalcontainersoutofthereachofchildren.

NOTICE
Brakefluidwilldamagethevehiclepaint.Brakefluidmustbewipedoffthevehiclepaintimmediately.

Brakefluidcanpollutetheenvironment.Anyspiltservicefluidsmustbecleanedupanddisposedofproperly.

Drivingwithrespectfortheenvironment
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Aneconomicdrivingstyle
Drivinginafuelefficientmanner

Fuelconsumption,environmentalimpactandwearontheengine,brakesandtyresdependlargelyon3factors:

Personaldrivingstyle.

Conditionsofuse(weather,roadsurface).

Technicalconditions.

Dependingonyourpersonaldrivingstyle,afewsimplemeasurescanhelpsavefuelbyupto25%.

WARNING
Adaptyourspeedanddistancefromthevehiclesaheadtosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Aneconomicdrivingstyle

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Changinggearearlier
Inprinciple,thehighestgearisalwaysthemosteconomicalgear.Aruleofthumbformostvehicles:ataspeedof30km/h(18mph)drivein3rdgear,at
40km/h(25mph)in4thgearandat50km/h(30mph)in5thgear.

Ifthetrafficanddrivingsituationallowsit,skippinggearswhenchangingupagearwillalsosavefuel.

Donotdrivegearstotheirupperlimit.Use1stgearonlyforpullingawaythenquicklychangeupto2ndgear.Avoidusingthekickdownfunctionin
vehicleswithanautomaticgearbox.

Vehicleswithageardisplayhelptoimprovefueleconomybyindicatingtheoptimumtimetochangegear.

Rollingtoastop
Takingyourfootofftheacceleratorwillinterruptthesupplyoffueltotheengineanddecreasefuelconsumption.

Therefore,insituationssuchasapproachingaredtrafficlight,letthevehiclerollwithoutapplyingtheaccelerator.Onlypressontheclutchpedalto
disengageifthevehiclebecomestoosloworifthestoppingdistanceislonger.Theenginewillthenrunatidlingspeed.

Insituationswherethevehiclemightbestationaryforalongtime,atalevelcrossingforexample,switchofftheengine.Invehicleswithanactivestart/stop
system,theenginewillbeswitchedoffautomaticallywhenthevehicleisstationary.

Thinkingaheadwhendrivinganddrivingwiththeflowoftraffic
Applyingthebrakeandacceleratortoooftenwillsignificantlyincreasefuelconsumption.Bythinkingaheadwhendrivingandbykeepingasufficient
distanceawayfromthevehicleinfront,simplykeepingyourfootofftheacceleratorwillstopthespeedfromfluctuatingsomuch.Thismeansthatactive
brakingandacceleratingisnotalwaysnecessary.

Drivingsmoothlyandevenly
Evenmoreimportantthanspeedissmoothness:themoreevenlyyoudrive,theloweryourfuelconsumptionwillbe.

Whendrivingonamotorway,itismuchmoreeffectivetodriveataconstantmoderatespeedthantodrivewithconstantaccelerationandbraking.Asa
rule,drivingwithaconstantstylewillgetyoutoyourdestinationjustasquickly.

Thecruisecontrolsystemwillhelpyoutomaintainaconstantdrivingstyle.

Usingadditionalequipmentinmoderation
Itisalwaysimportanttobecomfortableinyourvehicle,butitisalsoimportanttoconsidertheenvironment.

Someequipmentwillincreasefuelconsumptionwhenswitchedon(examples):

Thecoolingfunctionoftheairconditioningsystem:iftheairconditioningsystemissettoaveryhighorlowtemperatureitwillrequirealotofenergy,
whichisgeneratedbytheengine.Thereforethetemperaturesettinginthevehicleshouldnotvarytoomuchfromtheoutsidetemperature.Itmaybea
goodideatoairthevehiclebeforesettingoffandthentotravelashortdistancewiththewindowsopen.Theairconditioningsystemshouldthenbe
switchedononcethewindowshavebeenclosed.Keepthewindowsclosedwhendrivingathighspeeds.Openwindowsincreasefuelconsumption.

Switchtheseatheatingoffassoonasithasserveditspurpose.

Switchthewindscreenandrearwindowheatingoffassoonasthewindowshavedefoggedandareclearofice.

DonotleavetheauxiliaryheateronwhenthevehicleismovingAuxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem).

Otherfactorswhichincreasefuelconsumption(examples):
Faultinenginemanagement.

Drivinginhillyregions.
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Drivinginhillyregions.

Drivingwithatrailer.

Drivinginafuelefficientmanner

Fig.150Fuelconsumptioninlitresper100kmat2differentoutsidetemperatures

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Byadoptinganeconomicaldrivingstyleandanticipatingthetrafficsituationahead,youcaneasilyreducefuelconsumptionby10to15%.

Acarusesmostfuelwhenaccelerating.Ifyouthinkaheadwhendriving,youwillneedtobrakelessandthusaccelerateless.Whereverpossible,letthe
carrollslowlytoastop,forinstancewhenyoucanseethatthenexttrafficlightsarered.

Avoidshortjourneys
Directlyafteracoldstart,theenginehasaveryhighfuelconsumption.Theenginereachesitsworkingtemperatureafterafewkilometres,whenfuel
consumptionwillreturntoanormallevel.

Theengineandcatalyticconverterneedtoreachtheirproperworkingtemperatureinordertominimisefuelconsumptionandemissions.Theoutside
temperaturehasadecisiveinfluence.

Thedifferentratesoffuelconsumptionforthesamedistanceatboth+20C(+68F)andat10C(+14F)areshowninFig.150.

Therefore,avoidmakingtoomanyshortjourneysandcarsharewheneverpossible.

Underthesameconditions,thevehiclewillusemorefuelinwinterthaninsummer.

Notonlyisitillegalinsomecountriestowarmupthecoldenginebyrunningitwhilethevehicleisstationary,itisalsotechnicallyunnecessaryandawaste
offuel.

Adjustthetyrepressure
Thecorrecttyrepressurereducesrollingresistanceandthereforefuelconsumptionaswell.Raisingthetyrepressureonlyslightly(+0.2bar/+3psi/
21kPA)canalsosavefuel.

Whenpurchasingnewtyres,alwaysmakesurethatthetyreshaveoptimumrollingresistance.

Uselowviscosityengineoils
Fullysyntheticlowviscosityengineoilsreducefuelconsumption.Lowviscosityengineoilsdecreasefrictionalresistanceintheengineandspreadbetter
andmorequickly,especiallyforcoldstarts.Theyareespeciallyeffectiveinvehicleswhichmakealotofshortjourneys.

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Alwaysmakesurethattheengineoilleveliscorrectandthatyoukeeptotheserviceintervals(oilchangeintervals).

Whenbuyingengineoil,alwaysmakesureitcomplieswithengineoilnormsandhasbeenapprovedbyVolkswagen.

Avoidunnecessaryloads
Thelighterthevehicle,themoreeconomicalandenvironmentallyfriendlyitis.Anextraweightof100kgcanincreasefuelconsumptionbyupto
0.3l/100km.

Removeallunnecessaryitemsandloadsfromthevehicle.

Removeanyunnecessarybodypartsandaccessories
Themoreaerodynamicavehicle,theloweritsfuelconsumption.Fittingsandaccessories,suchasroofcarriersorbicyclecarriers,makethevehicleless
aerodynamic.

Therefore,removeanyfittingsandluggagecarrierswhicharenotbeingused,especiallyifyouaregoingtobedrivingathighspeeds.

Steering
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglampsandindicatorlamps
Informationonsteering

Thepowersteeringisnothydraulic.Itisanelectromechanicalsystem.Theadvantageofthissteeringsystemisthatnohydraulichoses,hydraulicoil,
pumps,filterorotherpartsarerequired.Theelectromechanicalsystemreducesfuelconsumption.Ahydraulicsystemrequiresconstantoilpressureinthe
systemanelectromechanicalsteeringsystem,however,needsenergyonlywhilesteering.

Thesteeringassistanceprovidedbytheelectromechanicalsteeringsystemautomaticallyadjuststothevehiclespeed,steeringwheeltorqueandsteering
wheelangle.Theelectromechanicalsteeringfunctionsonlywhentheengineisrunning.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
StartingandstoppingtheengineStartingandstoppingtheengine

BatteryVehiclebattery

TowstartingandtowingTowstartingandtowing.

WARNING
Ifthepowersteeringisnotworking,thesteeringwheelisdifficulttoturn,whichmakesitdifficulttosteerthevehicle.

Thepowersteeringfunctionsonlywhentheengineisrunning.

Neverallowthevehicletorolliftheengineisswitchedoff.

Neverremovethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionifthevehicleisinmotion.Thesteeringcolumnlockmaybeactivatedanditwillno
longerbepossibletosteerthevehicle.

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Thesteeringshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshopassoonas
Electromechanicalsteeringnotfunctioning.
possible.

Thesteeringshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshopassoonas
possible.
Electromechanicalsteeringfunctionreduced. Iftheyellowwarninglampremainsoffaftertheignitionhasbeen
restartedandyouhavedrivenashortdistance,youdonotneedto
consultaqualifiedworkshop.

Thevehiclebatteryhasbeendisconnectedandreconnected. Driveashortdistanceataspeedof1520km/h(912mph).

Flashes Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
Faultinthesteeringcolumnlock.
Seekexpertassistance.

Steeringcolumniswoundup. Turnsteeringwheelbackandforth.

Takethevehiclekeyoutoftheignitionandswitchtheignitionbackon
again.Followanymessagesontheinstrumentclusterdisplay.
Steeringcolumnisnotunlocked/locked.
Donotcontinueyourjourneyifthesteeringcolumnremains
lockedwhentheignitionisswitchedon.Seekexpertassistance.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Informationonsteering

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Thesteeringshouldbelockedeverytimeyouleavethevehicletomakeitmoredifficultforthevehicletobestolen.

ElectronicsteeringcolumnlockinvehicleswithoutKeylessAccess
Thesteeringcolumnislockedifthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlockwhenthevehicleisstationary.Theelectronicsteeringcolumnlockdoes
notengageifthevehicleremainsinmotionformorethanapproximately10secondsafterthevehiclekeyisremovedfromtheignitionlock.

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ElectronicsteeringcolumnlockinvehicleswithKeylessAccess
Thesteeringcolumnwillbelockedifthedriverdoorisopenedandtheignitionisswitchedoff.Forthis,thevehicleshouldbestationaryandifnecessary,
thegearselectorlevershouldbeinpositionP.

Iftheignitionisnotswitchedoffuntilafterthedriverdoorisopened,theelectronicsteeringcolumnlockwillbeactivatedonlywhenthevehicleislocked
usingthesensorinthedoorhandleorthevehiclekey.

Electromechanicalsteering
Thesteeringassistanceprovidedbytheelectromechanicalsteeringsystemautomaticallyadjuststothevehiclespeed,steeringwheeltorqueandsteering
wheelangle.Theelectromechanicalsteeringfunctionsonlywhentheengineisrunning.

Youwillneedconsiderablymorestrengththannormaltosteerthevehicleifthepowersteeringisreducedorhasfailedcompletely.

Counterpowersteering
Thecounterpowersteeringfunctionprovidesthedriverwithpowersteeringincriticaldrivingsituations.Additionalsteeringpowerhelpsthedriverwhen
countersteering .

WARNING
Thecounterpowersteeringfunction,alongwiththeESP,providesthedriverwithassistancewhensteeringincriticaldrivingsituations.
Thedrivermuststeerthevehicleinanycase.Thevehicleisnotsteeredwiththecounterpowersteering.

Driverassistsystems
Pullawayassistsystems
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Indicatorlamps
AutoHoldfunction
Start/stopsystem
Downhilldrivingassistant

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

BatteryVehiclebattery

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

StartingenginewithjumpleadsStartingtheenginewithjumpleads

WARNING
Theintelligenttechnologyofthepullawayassistsystemscannotchangethelawsofphysics.Neverlettheextraconvenienceafforded
bypullawayassistsystemstemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendrivingthiscancauseaccidents.

Unintentionalvehiclemovementscancauseseriousinjury.

Thepullawayassistsystemscannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Alwaysadaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Apullawayassistsystemcannotholdthevehicleinallhillstartsituationsorbrakeitsufficientlyonallslopesgoingdownhill(e.g.if
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Apullawayassistsystemcannotholdthevehicleinallhillstartsituationsorbrakeitsufficientlyonallslopesgoingdownhill(e.g.if
thegroundisslipperyoricy).

Indicatorlamps

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Thestart/stopsystemswitchedtheengineoff. Start/stopsystem

Checkwhetheralltechnicalrequirementshavebeenfulfilled.Carry
Thestart/stopsystemisnotavailable.
outalltechnicalrequirementsasnecessaryStart/stopsystem.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

AutoHoldfunction

Fig.151Inthecentreconsole:buttonforAutoHold
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TheindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsupwhentheAutoHoldfunctionisswitchedon.

Whenswitchedon,theAutoHoldfunctionassiststhedriverinsituationswhenthevehiclehastobeheldstationaryfrequentlyorforlongperiodswhilethe
engineisrunningforexampleonslopes,whenwaitingattrafficlightsandinstopandgotraffic.

Whenswitchedon,theAutoHoldfunctionautomaticallypreventsthevehiclefromrollingawaywithouthavingtodepressthefootbrake.

TheAutoHoldfunctionholdsthevehicleautomaticallyassoonasthesystemdetectsthatthevehicleisnotmoving.Thebrakepedalcanbereleased.

TheAutoHoldfunctionwillreleasethebrakeifthedriverpressestheacceleratorpedaltopullaway.Thevehiclewillstarttomoveinaccordancewiththe
inclineoftheroad.

IfanyoftheconditionsfortheAutoHoldfunctionchangewhilethevehicleisstationary,theAutoHoldfunctionwillswitchoffautomaticallyandtheindicator
lampinthebuttonwillgooutFig.151.Theelectronicparkingbrakemayswitchonautomaticallytoparkthevehiclesecurely .

RequirementsforholdingthevehicleusingtheAutoHoldfunction:
Thedriverdoorisclosed.

Thedriveriswearingaseatbelt.

Theengineisrunning.

SwitchingAutoHoldonandoffmanually
Pressthe AUTOHOLD button .TheindicatorlampinthebuttongoesoutwhentheAutoHoldfunctionisswitchedoff.

SwitchingAutoHoldonandoffautomatically
IftheAutoHoldfunctionhasbeenswitchedonusingthe AUTOHOLD buttonbeforeswitchingtheignitionoff,theAutoHoldfunctionswitcheson
automaticallywhentheignitionisswitchedonthenexttime.IftheAutoHoldfunctionhadnotbeenswitchedon,itdoesnotgetautomaticallyswitchedon
whentheignitionisswitchedon.

AutoHoldwillswitchonautomaticallyifthefollowingconditionsaremet:

Allpointsmustbefulfilledsimultaneously :
Manualgearbox Automaticgearbox
1. Thestationaryvehicleisheldinpositiononflatgroundoronaninclinewiththefootbrake.

2. Theengineisrunningsmoothly.

Thebrakewillbereleasedwhentheclutchisengagedandthe
Thebrakewillbereleasedwhentheacceleratorisdepressed.
acceleratorissimultaneouslydepressed.

AutoHoldwillautomaticallydeactivateifthefollowingconditionsaremet:

Manualgearbox Automaticgearbox
1. Assoonasoneoftheconditionsindicatedonisnolongerfulfilled.

2. Iftheengineisnotrunningsmoothlyorthereisanenginefault.

3. Iftheengineisswitchedofforstalls. Iftheengineisswitchedoff.

Iftheacceleratorisdepressedwhentheclutchissimultaneously
4. Iftheacceleratorisdepressed.
engaged.

Ifjustoneofthetyresdoesnothavesolidcontacttotheground,e.g.if
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5.
thevehicleisstandingatanangletothefallline.

WARNING
TheintelligenttechnologyintheAutoHoldcannotchangethelawsofphysics.NeverlettheextraconvenienceaffordedbytheAuto
Holdfunctiontemptyouintotakingriskswhendriving.

NeverleavethevehicleiftheengineisrunningandtheAutoHoldfunctionisswitchedon.

AutoHoldcannotholdthevehicleinallhillstartsituationsorbrakeitsufficientlyonallslopesgoingdownhill,e.g.ifthegroundis
slipperyoricy.

NOTICE
Beforedrivingintoacarwash,youshouldalwaysswitchofftheAutoHoldfunctionasdamagecouldbecausediftheelectronicparking
brakeisswitchedonautomatically.

Start/stopsystem

Fig.152Inthecentreconsole:buttonforstart/stopsystem

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Thestart/stopsystemautomaticallyswitchestheengineoffwhenthevehicleisstationary.Whenrequired,theenginerestartsautomatically.

Thefunctionisautomaticallyactivatedeverytimetheignitionisswitchedon.Theinstrumentclusterdisplaywillshowinformationaboutthecurrentstatus.

Whendrivingthroughwater,alwaysswitchthestart/stopsystemoffmanually.

Vehicleswithamanualgearbox
Whenthevehicleisstationary,disengagethegearandreleasetheclutchpedal.Theengineisstopped.

Depresstheclutchpedaltorestarttheengine.

Vehicleswithanautomaticgearbox
Whenthevehicleisstationary,pressandholdthebrakepedal.Theengineisstopped.

Torestarttheengine,removeyourfootfromthebrakepedalordepresstheacceleratorinselectorleverpositionP.

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Importantconditionsfortheenginetobeswitchedoffautomatically
Thedriveriswearingtheseatbelt.

Thedriverdoorisclosed.

Thebonnetisclosed.

Thefactoryfittedtowingbracketisnotattachedelectricallytoatrailer.

Engineminimumtemperaturehasbeenreached.

Thevehiclehasbeenmovedsincethelasttimetheenginewasswitchedoff.

OnvehicleswithClimatronic:thetemperatureinsidethevehicleiswithinthepresettemperaturerange.

Thewindscreenheatingisnotswitchedon.

OnvehicleswithClimatronic:Neitheraveryhighnoraverylowtemperaturehasbeenset.

Thedefrostfunctionoftheairconditioningsystemisnotswitchedon.

OnvehicleswithClimatronic:ahighblowerlevelhasnotbeenselectedmanually.

Thechargingstateofthevehiclebatteryissufficient.

Thetemperatureofthevehiclebatteryisnottoolowortoohigh.

Thevehicleisnotonasteepincline.

Thefrontwheelsarenotturnedgreatly.

Thereversegearisnotengaged.

TheParkAssistsystemisnotactive.

Conditionsforanautomaticrestart
Theenginecanstartautomaticallyunderthefollowingconditions:

Ifthetemperatureinsidethevehiclesubstantiallyincreasesordecreases.

Ifthevehiclerollson.

Ifthevoltageofthevehiclebatteryfalls.

Conditionsthatmakeakeystartnecessary
Theenginehastobestartedmanuallywiththevehiclekeyinthefollowingconditions:

Ifthedriverunfastenstheseatbelt.

Ifthedriverdoorisopened.

Ifthebonnetisopened.

Switchingthestart/stopsystemonandoffmanually
Pressthe buttoninthecentreconsoleFig.152.
Ifstart/stopsystemhasbeendeactivated,theindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.

Ifthestart/stopsystemhasswitchedtheengineoff,theenginewillstartagainassoonasthesystemhasbeenswitchedoffmanuallywiththe
button.

WARNING
Thebrakeservoandtheelectromechanicalsteeringwillnotfunctioniftheengineisswitchedoff.

Neverallowthevehicletorolliftheengineisswitchedoff.
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Neverallowthevehicletorolliftheengineisswitchedoff.

Ifworkistobedoneintheenginecompartment,thestart/stopsystemmustbeswitchedoff.

NOTICE
Operationofthevehicleforaverylongtimeatveryhighoutsidetemperaturescanleadtovehiclebatterydamage.

Insomecases,itwillbenecessarytorestarttheenginemanuallywiththevehiclekey.Followanycorrespondingmessagesontheinstrument

clusterdisplay.

Downhilldrivingassistant

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thedownhilldrivingassistantinvehicleswithanautomaticgearboxhelpswhenbrakingandtravellingdownhill .Thedownhilldrivingassistantuses
thebrakingpoweroftheengine.

Theautomaticgearboxselectsthebestgearforthecircumstancesbytakingthesteepnessofthehillandthecurrentspeedintoconsideration.Todothis
theselectorlevermustbeinpositionDorS.ThedownhilldrivingassistantisnotactiveinTiptronicmode.

Asthedownhilldrivingassistantcanonlyshiftdownasfarasthe3rdgear,itmaybenecessarytoactivatetheTiptronicmodewhendrivingdown
particularlysteepinclines.WheninTiptronicmode,selectthe2ndor1stgearmanuallyinordertomakeuseofthebrakingeffectoftheengineandto
relievethebrakes.

Activatingthedownhilldrivingassistantautomatically:
Iftheinclineisgreaterthanapproximately6%.

AND:IitheselectorleverisinpositionDorS.

Inaddition,iftheCCSorACCisswitchedoff:ifthevehiclespeedislessthanapproximately80km/h(50mph)orthebrakepedalisdepressed.

InadditioniftheCCSorACCisactive:ifthestoredspeedisexceeded.

Deactivatingthedownhilldrivingassistantautomatically:
Iftheinclinebecomeslesssteep.

OR:ifthegearboxshiftsupagearbecausetheenginespeedishigherthanapproximately4,500rpm.

OrinadditioniftheCCSorACCisactive:ifthestoredspeedcanbemaintained.

WARNING
Alwaysbepreparedtobrakethevehicle.Accidentsandinjuriescouldoccurifthisisnotthecase.

Thedownhilldrivingassistantisonlyasupportfunctionandmaynotbeabletobrakethevehiclesufficientlyinallsituationswhen
drivingdownhill.

Thevehiclemaybecomefasterdespitethedownhilldrivingassistant.

Parkingdistancewarningsystem
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Parkingdistancewarningsystem
Opticalparkingsystem(OPS)
Opticalparkingsystem(OPS)withallrounddisplay

Theparkingdistancewarningsystemassiststhedriverwhenmanoeuvringandparking.Anintermittentacousticwarningisgivenifthevehicleis
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Theparkingdistancewarningsystemassiststhedriverwhenmanoeuvringandparking.Anintermittentacousticwarningisgivenifthevehicleis
approachinganobstacletothefrontorrear.Theshorterthedistance,theshortertheintervals.Theacousticwarningwillsoundcontinuouslyifthe
obstacleisverynear.

Ifyoucontinuetodrivethevehicleclosertotheobstacledespitethecontinuousacousticwarning,thesystemwillnolongerbeabletomeasurethe
distance.

Thesensorsinthebumperstransmitandreceiveultrasoundwaves.Theelectronicsystemusestheultrasoundwaves(i.e.transmission,reflectionfrom
theobstacleandreception)tocalculatethedistancebetweenthebumperandtheobstacle.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

ParkAssistsystemParkAssistsystem

CleaningandcaringforthevehicleexteriorCaringforandcleaningthevehicleexterior

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

RadioornavigationsystemBookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,

WARNING
Theparkingdistancewarningsystemandtheopticalparkingsystemarenotasubstituteforthefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Unintentionalvehiclemovementscancauseseriousinjury.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Sensorshaveblindspotsinwhichobstaclesandpeoplearenotregistered.

Alwaysmonitortheareaaroundthevehicleassmallchildren,animalsandobjectswillnotalwaysbedetectedbythesensors.

Certainsurfacesofobjectsandclothescannotreflectthesignalsoftheparkingdistancewarningsystemsensors.Theseobjectsand
personswearingthistypeofclothingcannotbedetectedoronlydetectedincorrectlybytheparkingdistancewarningsystem.

Externalsoundsourcesmayaffectthesignalsoftheparkingdistancewarningsystem.Incertaincircumstances,personsandobjects
maynotberecognisedbythesystem.

NOTICE
Thesensorsmaynotalwaysbeabletodetectobjectssuchastrailerdrawbars,thinrails,fences,posts,treesandopenoropening
bootlids.Thiscouldresultindamagetoyourvehicle.

Iftheparkingdistancewarningsystemdetectsanobstacleandyoudriveclosertotheobject,theobjectcouldmoveoutofthe
detectionrangeofthesensors.Thisisappliesmainlytoverytallandverylowobjects.Theseobjectsarenolongerregistered.Ifyou
ignorethewarninggivenbytheparkingdistancewarningsystem,yourvehiclecouldsufferconsiderabledamage.

Thesensorsinthebumpercanbeshiftedordamagedthroughimpacts,e.g.whenparking.

Thesystemsensorsinthebumpersmustbekeptcleanandfreeoficeandsnowandnotbecoveredupbystickersorotheritemsas
otherwisethesystemwillnotworkproperly.

Thesensorsshouldonlybesprayedbrieflywhencleaningwithpressurehosesandsteamcleaners.Adistanceofmorethan10cm
betweenthesensorsandthesteam/hosenozzlemustbeobserved.

Sourcesofnoisecouldleadtoerrorsintheparkingdistancewarningsystem,e.g.roughasphalt,cobblestonesaswellasinterference
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Sourcesofnoisecouldleadtoerrorsintheparkingdistancewarningsystem,e.g.roughasphalt,cobblestonesaswellasinterference
fromothervehicles.

Pleasecontactaqualifiedworkshopifthereisafaultinthesystem.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Volkswagenrecommendsthatdriverspractiseusingtheparkingdistancewarningsysteminatrafficcalmedareaorcarparktoallowthemto

becomefamiliarwiththesystemandthefunctionsinasaferenvironment.

Parkingdistancewarningsystem

Fig.153Inthecentreconsole:buttonforswitchingtheparkingdistancewarningsystemonandoff

Fig.154Parkingdistancewarningsystemsensorsinthefrontbumper

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

ThesensorsoftheparkingdistancewarningsystemarelocatedinthefrontandalsointherearbumperExteriorviews.Thereare4sensorsineach
ofthebumpers.

Switchingtheparkingdistancewarningsystemonandoffmanually
Withtheignitionswitchedon,pressthe buttononceFig.153toswitchontheparkingdistancewarningsystem.

Withtheignitionswitchedon,pressthe buttonagaintoswitchofftheparkingdistancewarningsystem.
Theindicatorlampinthebuttonislitupwhilethefunctionisactive.

Switchingtheparkingdistancewarningsystemonandoffautomatically
Switchon:selectreversegear.

Switchingoff:drivefasterthanapproximately15km/h(9mph).

Specialfeaturesoftheparkingdistancewarningsystem
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Specialfeaturesoftheparkingdistancewarningsystem
Therearsensorsoftheparkingdistancewarningsystemcannotbeswitchedonifthefactoryfittedtowingbracketiselectricallyconnectedtothe
trailer.

Incertaincircumstances,theparkingdistancewarningsystemregisterswateronthesensorsasanobstacle.

Theacousticwarningwillbecomequieterafterafewsecondsifthedistanceremainsthesame.Thevolumewillremainconstantiftheacoustic
warningiscontinuous.

Assoonasthevehiclemovesawayfromtheobstacleagain,theintermittentacousticwarningisswitchedoffautomatically.Ifthevehicleapproaches
theobstacleagain,theacousticwarningisswitchedonautomatically.

NoacousticwarningisgiveninvehicleswithanautomaticgearboxiftheselectorleverisinpositionP.

AVolkswagendealershipcanadjustthevolumeoftheacousticwarnings.

Afaultintheparkingdistancewarningsystemwillbeindicatedviaashortcontinuoustonewhenactivatedforthefirsttimeandbytheindicator

lampflashinginthebutton.Switchtheparkingdistancewarningsystemoffbypressingthebuttonandhaveitcheckedassoonaspossiblebyaqualified
workshop.

Opticalparkingsystem(OPS)

Fig.155OPSonscreendisplay(colourdisplay)

Fig.156OPSonscreendisplay(monochromedisplay)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Scannedareainfrontofthevehicle.

Monitoredareabehindthevehicle

Obstaclesdetectedinthescannedareainfrontofthevehicle.

TheopticalparkingsystemisasupplementtotheparkingdistancewarningsystemParkingdistancewarningsystemandtheParkAssistsystem
ParkAssistsystem.
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ParkAssistsystem.

Theareastothefrontandrearofthevehiclescannedbythesensorsareshowninthedisplayofthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem.Potential
obstaclesaredisplayedinrelationtothevehicle .

Function Action
SwitchonparkingdistancewarningsystemParkingdistancewarningsystemorParkAssist
Switchingonthedisplay:
systemParkAssistsystem.OPSisactivatedautomatically.

Pressafunctionselectionbuttononthefactoryfittedradioorradionavigationsystem
Switchingoffthedisplaymanually:
OR:pressthefunctionbutton or RVC onthescreen.

Driveforwardsfasterthanapprox.1015km/h(69mph).
Switchingthedisplayoffautomatically: SelectthereversegearinvehicleswithRearAssistRearAssistsystem.Thedisplaywillselect
thecamerapicture.

Scannedareas
Theareainwhichobstaclescanbedetectedisapprox.120cmtothefrontofthevehicleFig.155 orFig.156andapprox.60cmtothe
side.Theareadirectlybehindthevehicleisscanneduptoadistanceofapproximately160cm(152.40cm)and60cm(60.96cm)tothesideFig.155
orFig.156.

Display

Thegraphiconthescreendisplaysthescannedareasinseveralsegments.Thecloserthevehicledrivestowardsanobstacle,thecloserthesegmentwill
movetothevehicleinthedisplayFig.155 orFig.156.Thecollisionareahasbeenreachedatthelatestwhenthepenultimatesegmentis
displayed.Donotdriveon!

Distanceofvehiclefromanobstacle Acousticsignal Segmentcolourifanobstaclehasbeen


detected(colourdisplayonlyFig.155)

Front:approx.31120cm
Intermittenttone yellow
Rear:approx.31160cm

Approx.030cmfrontorrear a) Constanttone red

Trailertowing
Astatusdisplayisshowninvehicleswithafactoryfittedtowingbracketandatrailerconnectedviathevehicleelectrics.Thedistancebehindthevehiclewill
thennolongerbeshown.

Mutingtheparkingdistancewarningsystem
Youcanmutetheacousticwarningsfortheparkingdistancewarningsystembypressingthe functionbuttononthescreen(onlyincolourdisplay
Fig.155).Pressthefunctionbuttonagaintoswitchtheacousticwarningbackon.

Themutingwillbecancelledoncetheparkingdistancewarningsystemisswitchedoffandonagain.Errorwarningscannotbeswitchedoff.

IftheOPSdisplayhasbeenswitchedoffmanuallyandtheparkingdistancewarningsystemremainsactive,themutingisalsocancelled.

WARNING
Donotallowtheimagesshownonthescreentodistractyoufromthetrafficaroundyou.

Ittakesupto5secondsbeforetheareabeingscannedbythesensorsisdisplayedonthescreenofthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem.

a) Thedistancerangefortheconstanttoneislargerforvehicleswithfactoryfittedtowingbracket.
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a) Thedistancerangefortheconstanttoneislargerforvehicleswithfactoryfittedtowingbracket.

Opticalparkingsystem(OPS)withallrounddisplay

Fig.157OPSonscreendisplay(allrounddisplay)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Obstaclesdetectedinthescannedorcalculatedareabehindthevehicle.

Scannedorcalculatedareainfrontofthevehicle.

Obstaclesdetectedinthescannedorcalculatedareatotheleftofthevehicle.

Scannedorcalculatedareatotherightofthevehicle.

TheopticalparkingsystemisanextensionoftheParkAssistsystemParkAssistsystem.

Inthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystemscreentheareasurroundingthevehicleisdisplayed.

Theareasinfrontofandbehindthevehiclearecompletelyscannedbythevehicle.

Theareasonthesideofthevehiclewillonlybescannedpartlybythesensors,theareasnotscanneddirectlywillbecalculatedbythesystem.Forthis
reason,areastothesideofthevehiclewillnotappearuntilthevehiclehastravelledafewmetres.

Potentialobstaclesaredisplayedinrelationtothevehicle .

Function Action

Selectreversegear a)
Switchingonthedisplay: OR:turnonParkingdistancewarningsystemParkingdistancewarningsystemorParkAssist
systemParkAssistsystem.

Pressafunctionselectionbuttononthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem
Switchingoffthedisplaymanually:
OR:pressfunctionbutton .

SelectreversegearRearAssistsystem
Switchingtorearassistcamerapicture:
OR:pressfunctionbutton Options or .

Switchingthedisplayoffautomatically: Driveforwardsfasterthanapproximately10to15km/h(6to9mph).

Scannedorcalculatedareas
Theareainwhichobstaclesarescannedorcalculatedisapprox.120cmtothefrontofthevehicleandapprox.60cmtothesideFig.157.

Screendisplayandacousticsignal
Thegraphiconthescreendisplaysthescannedareasinseveralsegments.Thecloserthevehicledrivestowardsanobstacle,thecloserthesegmentwill
movetothevehicleinthedisplayFig.157 or.Thecollisionareahasbeenreachedatthelatestwhenthepenultimatesegmentisdisplayed.Do44/118
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movetothevehicleinthedisplayFig.157 or.Thecollisionareahasbeenreachedatthelatestwhenthepenultimatesegmentisdisplayed.Do
notdriveon!

Distanceofvehiclefromanobstacle Acousticsignal Segmentcolourwhenobstacleis


detectedFig.157

Front:approx.31120cm
ontheside:approx.3160cm Intermittenttone yellow
rear:approx.31160cm

approx.030cm withoutriskofcollision Intermittenttone


red
aroundthevehicle withriskofcollision Constanttone

Ifthereisanobstacleatadistanceofapprox.030cmfromthevehicleandtheobstaclecanbepassedwithoutanycollisions,anintermittentacoustic
warningisgiven.Anacousticwarningwillsoundcontinuouslyifthevehicleissteeredinthedirectionoftheobstacle.

Whenthereisariskofcollisioninthefrontareaofthevehicle(infrontoftheBpillars),theacousticsignalswillbegivenbythefrontspeaker.Whenthere
isisariskofcollisionintherearareaofthevehicle(behindtheBpillars),theacousticsignalswillbegivenbytherearspeaker.

Trailertowing

Astatusdisplayisshowninvehicleswithafactoryfittedtowingbracketandatrailerconnectedviathevehicleelectrics.Thedistancebehindthevehiclewill
thennolongerbeshown.

Mutingtheparkingdistancewarningsystem
Youcanmutetheacousticsignalsfromtheparkingdistancewarningsystembypressingthe functionbuttononthescreenFig.157.Pressthe
functionbuttonagaintoswitchtheacousticsignalsbackon.

Themutingwillbecancelledoncetheparkingdistancewarningsystemisswitchedoffandonagain.Errorwarningscannotbeswitchedoff.

IftheOPSdisplayhasbeenswitchedoffmanuallyandtheparkingdistancewarningsystemremainsactive,themutingisalsocancelled.

WARNING
Donotallowtheimagesshownonthescreentodistractyoufromthetrafficaroundyou.

Ittakesupto5secondsbeforetheareabeingscannedbythesensorsisdisplayedonthescreenofthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem.

a)
Whenthereversingassistantsystemscreendisplayisshownafterreversegearisselected,youcanswitchtoopticalreversingassistantsystemwith
functionbuttons options and OPS .

ParkAssistsystem
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
ParkingusingtheParkAssistsystem
DrivingoutofaparkingspacewiththeParkAssistsystem(onlyparkingspacesparalleltosideofroad)
Brakeassistance

TheParkAssistsystemhelpsthedriverinfindingsuitableparkingspaces,whenparkinginsuitableparallelorperpendicularparkingspacesandwhen
gettingoutofparallelparkingspaces.

TheParkAssistsystemhascertainsystemrelatedlimitationsandthedrivershouldbeparticularlycarefullywhenusingtheParkAssistsystem .

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OneelementoftheParkAssistsystemistheparkingdistancewarningsystem,whichwillhelpyouintheparkingprocess.

Invehicleswithanopticalparkingsystem(OPS)thescannedareatothefront,rearandtothesidesofthevehiclewillbeshownonthescreenoftheradio
orthenavigationsystem.Withinthescopepermittedbythesystem,thepositionofobstacleswillbeshowninrelationtothevehicle.

TheParkAssistsystemcannotbeswitchedonifthefactoryfittedtowingbracketiselectricallyconnectedtothetrailer.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

ParkingdistancewarningParkingdistancewarningsystem

CleaningandcaringforthevehicleexteriorCaringforandcleaningthevehicleexterior

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
DonotlettheextraconvenienceaffordedbytheParkAssistsystemtemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendrivingthiscancause
accidents.Thesystemcannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Unintentionalvehiclemovementscancauseseriousinjury.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Thesurfaceofcertainobjects,includingclothing,aswellasexternalnoisesourcesdonotreflectthesignalsfromtheParkAssist
systemortheparkingdistancewarningsensorsorcancausethesystemtofailtodetectobjectsorpersons.

Sensorshaveblindspotsinwhichobstaclesandpeoplearenotregistered.

Alwaysmonitortheareaaroundthevehicleassmallchildren,animalsandobjectswillnotalwaysbedetectedbythesensors.

NOTICE
TheParkAssistsystemorientatesitselfexclusivelytoparkedvehiclesandnottothekerborotherfactors.Pleaseensurethatthe
wheelsandtyresarenotdamagedwhenparkingthevehicle.Ifnecessary,stoptheparkingprocedureingoodtimetopreventdamage
tothevehicle.

Thesensorsmaynotalwaysbeabletodetectobjectssuchastrailerdrawbars,thinrails,fences,posts,treesandopenoropening
bootlids.Thiscouldresultindamagetoyourvehicle.

Iftheparkingdistancewarningsystemdetectsanobstacleandyoudriveclosertotheobject,theobjectcouldmoveoutofthe
detectionrangeofthesensors.Thisisappliesmainlytoverytallandverylowobjects.Theseobjectsarenolongerregistered.Ifyou
ignorethewarninggivenbytheparkingdistancewarningsystem,yourvehiclecouldsufferconsiderabledamage.Thesameapplies
fortheParkAssistsystem,forexamplewhenparkingbehindalorryoramotorbike.Therefore,alwayscheckthespaceinfrontofand
behindthevehicleandstopthevehicleingoodtimeifnecessary.

Thesystemsensorsinthebumpersmustbekeptcleanandfreeoficeandsnowandnotbecoveredupbystickersorotheritemsas
otherwisethesystemwillnotworkproperly.

Thesensorsinthebumpercanbeshiftedordamagedthroughimpacts,e.g.whenparking.

Thesensorsshouldonlybesprayedbrieflywhencleaningwithpressurehosesandsteamcleaners.Adistanceofmorethan10cm
betweenthesensorsandthesteam/hosenozzlemustbeobserved.

Pleasecontactaqualifiedworkshopifthereisafaultinthesystem.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.
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ParkingusingtheParkAssistsystem

Fig.158Inthecentreconsole:buttonforswitchingontheParkAssistsystemmanually

Fig.159Parkingspacedetected:selectthereversegearforparking(perpendicularorparallelparking)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Preparationsforparking
Thetractioncontrolsystem(TCS)mustbeswitchedonBraking,stoppingandparking.

Forparkingspacesparalleltotheroad:pushthe buttononcewhiletravellingataspeedoflessthanapproximately50km/h(30mph).
Whenthefunctionisswitchedon,anindicatorlamplightsupinthebuttonFig.158.

Forparkingspacesperpendiculartotheroad:pushthe buttontwicewhiletravellingataspeedoflessthanapproximately50km/h
(30mph).Whenthefunctionisswitchedon,anindicatorlamplightsupinthebuttonFig.158.

Pressthe buttonagaintoswitchbetweentheparkingmodes,ifnecessary.
Iftheparkingspaceisonthedriverside,activatetheturnsignal.Thecorrespondingsideofthestreetisshownontheinstrumentclusterdisplay.

Aparkingspaceisregardedassuitableifitisatleast0.8mlongerthanthevehicle.

Parking
Whenparkingparalleltotheroad:drivepasttheparkingspaceataspeedofnomorethan40km/h(25mph)andatadistancebetween
approximately0.5mand2mfromtheparkingspace.

Whenparkingperpendiculartotheroad:drivepasttheparkingspaceataspeedofnomorethan20km/h(12mph)andatadistancebetween
approximately0.5mand2mfromtheparkingspace.

Youwillachievethebestparkingresultsifyoustopyourvehicleasparallelaspossibletotheparkedvehiclesortheedgeoftheroad.

Ifasuitableparkingspaceisindicatedintheinstrumentclusterdisplay,stopthevehicleandafterabriefpause,selectthereversegear.
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Ifasuitableparkingspaceisindicatedintheinstrumentclusterdisplay,stopthevehicleandafterabriefpause,selectthereversegear.

Followtheinstructionsintheinstrumentclusterdisplay.

Releasethesteeringwheelwhenthefollowingmessageisshown :Steeringintervent.active!Monitortheareaaroundvehicle.

Checktheareaaroundthevehicleandcarefullydepresstheacceleratorpedaldonotexceed7km/h(4mph).

TheParkAssistsystemwillonlyoperatethesteeringwheelduringtheparkingprocedure.Thedriveroperatestheaccelerator,clutch,gearshift
andbrake.

FollowthevisualinstructionsandtheacousticwarningsoftheParkAssistsystemuntiltheparkingprocedurehasbeencompleted.

TheParkAssistsystemwillguidethevehiclewhendrivingforwardsandreversinguntilthevehicleisparkedstraightintheparkingspace.

Waituntilthesteeringhascompletedthesteeringprocedureattheendofeveryparkingmovementinordertoachieveanoptimalparkingresult.

Amessageisdisplayedontheinstrumentclusteroncetheparkingprocedureiscompletedandanacousticsignaltonemaybeheard.

Automaticcancellationoftheparkingprocedure
TheParkAssistsystemwillstoptheparkingprocedureifthefollowinghappens:

Thevehiclespeedwhenparkingishigherthanapprox.7km/h(4mph)Brakeassistance.

Thedriveroperatesthesteeringwheel.

Theparkingprocedurewasnotcompletedwithinapproximately6minutesofactivatingtheautomaticsteeringintervention.

Thereisasystemfault(systemistemporarilyunavailable).

TheTCSisswitchedoffortheTCSorESPstartstoregulate.

WARNING
WhenparkingusingtheParkAssistsystemthesteeringwheelwillturnquicklyautomatically.Youcouldbeinjuredifyouattemptto
touchthesteeringwheelspokes.

TheParkAssistsystemhassystemrelatedlimitations.TheParkAssistsystemcannot,forexample,helpyouparkthevehicleintightbends.

Whenparkingparalleltotheroad,awarningsignalcanbeheardtotellthedrivertoswitchbetweendrivingforwardsandreversingbecausethe

changeofdirectionshouldnottakeplaceinthepermanenttoneareaoftheparkingdistancewarningsystem.

Theprogressbarintheinstrumentclusterdisplaywillsymbolicallyindicatetherelativedistanceremaining.

IftheParkAssistsystemturnsthesteeringwheelwhenthevehicleisstationary,the symbolappearsaswell.Depressthebrakepedalsothat

thesteeringmovementtakesplacewiththevehiclestationary,keepingtherequirednumberofparkingmovementstoaminimum.

Iftheparkingresultworsensafterawheelischanged,thesystemwillfirsthavetosynchroniseitselfwiththenewwheelscope.Thesynchronisation

procedureiscarriedoutautomaticallywhilethevehicleisinmotion.Youcansupportthisprocessbydrivingslowly(lessthan20km/h(12mph))througha
bend,e.g.inanemptycarpark.

DrivingoutofaparkingspacewiththeParkAssistsystem(onlyparkingspacesparalleltosideofroad)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Gettingoutofaparkingspace
Starttheengine.

Pressthe button.Whenthefunctionisswitchedon,anindicatorlamplightsupinthebuttonFig.158.
Presstheturnsignalleverforthesideofthestreetwheretheparkingspaceisthatyouwanttogetoutof.

Selectthereversegear.
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Selectthereversegear.

FollowtheinstructionsoftheParkAssistsystem.

Releasethesteeringwheelwhenthefollowingmessageisshown :Steeringintervent.active!Monitortheareaaroundvehicle.

Checktheareaaroundthevehicleandcarefullydepresstheacceleratorpedaldonotexceed7km/h(4mph).

TheParkAssistsystemwilloperateonlythesteeringwheelwhilegettingoutoftheparkingspace.Thedriveroperatestheaccelerator,clutch,
gearshiftandbrake.

Ifitispossibletopulloutoftheparkingspace,theParkAssistsystemisendedautomatically.Takeoversteeringand,ifthetrafficsituationallowsit,pull
outoftheparkingspace.

Automaticcancellationforgettingoutofaparkingspace
TheParkAssistsystemwillcanceltheprocedureofgettingoutoftheparkingspaceifoneofthefollowinghappens:

Thevehiclespeedwhengettingoutoftheparkingspaceishigherthanapprox.7km/h(4mph).

Thedriveroperatesthesteeringwheel.

Thereisasystemfault(systemistemporarilyunavailable).

TheTCSisswitchedoffortheTCSorESPstartstoregulate.

WARNING
WhengettingoutofaparkingspaceusingtheParkAssistsystem,thesteeringwheelwillturnquicklyautomatically.Youcouldbe
injuredifyouattempttotouchthesteeringwheelspokes.

Brakeassistance

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TheParkAssistsystemhelpsthedriverbybrakingautomatically.Automaticbrakingdoesnotreplacethedriver'sresponsibilityfortheaccelerator,brake
andclutch .

Restrictingspeedtopreventcancellationduetoexcessspeed
Inordertopreventexcessspeed,brakinginterventionmayoccur.Theparkingprocedurecanberesumed.Brakinginterventiontorestrictspeedoccurs
onceforeachparkingmanoeuvre.

Brakingtominimisedamage
Automaticbrakinginterventionmayoccurwhenthevehicleisapproachinganobstacle.TheParkAssistsystemmaybringthevehicletoastandstillbefore
theobstacleundercertainconditions,e.g.weather,ultrasounddetection,conditionsofthecar,loadorincline.

Depressthebrakepedal !

TheParkAssistsystemisendedfollowingbrakingintervention.

WARNING
DonotlettheextraconvenienceaffordedbytheParkAssistsystemtemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendrivingthiscancause
accidents.Thesystemcannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Youshouldalwaysbepreparedtobrakethevehicleyourself.

Automaticbrakingassistanceisendedafterapproximately1.5seconds.Brakethevehicleyourselffollowingtheautomaticbraking
intervention.

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RearAssistsystem
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Generalinformation
Parkingatarightangletotheroad(mode1)
Parkingparalleltotheroad(mode2)

Acamerainthebootlidhelpsthedriverwhenreversingormanoeuvringthevehicle.Thecamerapictureandtheorientationlinesprojectedbythesystem
aredisplayedonthescreenofthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem.

Thereisachoicebetween2differentorientationmodes:

Mode1:reverseparkingatarightangletotheroad,e.g.inacarpark.

Mode2:reverseparkingparalleltothekerb.

Themodecanbechangedbypressingthefunctionbuttononthescreenoftheradioornavigationsystem.Onlythemodethatyoucanswitchtois
displayed.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

BookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,

WARNING
Usingcamerastoestimatethedistancefromobstacles(persons,vehicleetc.)isinaccurateandcouldcauseaccidentsandsevere
injuries.

Thecameralensenlargesanddistortsthefieldofvisionandmakeobjectsappeardifferentandinaccurateonthescreen.

Certainobjects,forexamplenarrowpostsorgrids,maybedifficultorimpossibletoseeonthescreenbecauseofitslowresolutionor
poorlightconditions.

Thecamerahasblindspotswithinwhichobstaclesandpeoplecannotbedetected.

Keepthecameralensclean,freeofsnowandiceanddonotcoverit.

WARNING
TheRearAssisttechnologycannotovercomethelawsofphysicsorsystemrelatedvehiclelimitations.Alwaystakecarewhenusingthe
RearAssistsystemotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.Thesystemcannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Keeplookingtocheckthedirectioninwhichyouareparkingandtherelevantareaaroundthevehicle.Thescreenshowsthe
projectedpathoftherearofthevehicleasdeterminedbythepositionofthesteeringwheel.Thefrontofthevehicleswingsoutmore
thantherearofthevehicle.

Donotallowtheimagesshownonthescreentodistractyoufromthetrafficaroundyou.

Alwaysmonitortheareaaroundthevehicleassmallchildren,animalsandobjectswillnotalwaysbedetectedbythecameras.

Thesystemmaynotbeabletodisplayallareasclearly.

TheRearAssistsystemshouldonlybeusedwhenthebootlidisfullyclosed.

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NOTICE
Thecamerawillonlyshowtwodimensionalpicturesonthescreen.Recessesandprotrudingobjectsonthegroundcanbe
recognisedonlywithdifficultyornotatallduetothemissingdepthoffield.

Thecameramaynotalwaysbeabletodetectobjectssuchasthinrails,fences,posts,treesetc.Thiscouldresultindamagetoyour
vehicle.

Generalinformation

Fig.160Inthebootlid:locationofthereversingassistantcamera

Fig.161DisplayfortheRearAssistsystem:mode2selected

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Functionbuttonsonthescreen:

Showmenu, Hidemenu.

Switchoffthereversingcameraimage.

Displayhelpmenu.Thehelpoverviewprovidesanexplanationoftheareasandlinesinthecamerapicture.Press toleavehelpoverview.

Switchoffsound.

Settingdisplay:brightness,contrast,colour.

Switchonorientationaidforreverseparkingatarightangletokerb(mode1).

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Displayopticalparkingsystem.

Function Forvehicleswithoutopticalparkingsystem orvehicleswithopticalparkingsystem


(OPS) (OPS)
Switchingonthedisplay
Selectthereversegearwiththeignitionswitchedonorenginerunning.Mode1willbedisplayed.
automatically:

PressafunctionselectionbuttonontheradioornavigationsystemBookletRadio,orBookletNavigationsystem,.

Switchingoffthedisplay OR:pressthe functionbuttononthescreen.


manually: OR:afterswitchingofftheignition,theRearAssistsystempictureishiddenafterabrieftime.

Pressthe button.

Switchingoffthedisplayby Thepictureisswitchedoffafterapproximately
ThesystemimmediatelyswitchestoOPSdisplay.
deselectingreversegear: 10seconds.

Function Forvehicleswithoutopticalparkingsystem orvehicleswithopticalparkingsystem


(OPS) (OPS)
Switchingoffthedisplayby
Driveforwardfasterthanabout15km/h(9mph). Driveforwardfasterthanabout10km/h(6mph).
drivingforwards:

Thingstonote

1)TheRearAssistsystemshouldnotbeusedinthefollowingsituations:

Iftheselflevellingsuspensionoradaptivechassiscontrol(DCC)ismalfunctioning.

Ifthereversingcameraisnotprovidingaclearimage,e.g.ifvisibilityispoorbecausethelensisdirty.

Ifthespacebehindthevehiclecannotbeseenclearlyorcompletely.

Iftherearofthevehicleisheavilyloaded.

Ifthedriverisnotfamiliarwiththesystem.

Whenthebootlidisopen.

Ifthepositionorangleofthecamerahaschanged,e.g.followingarearendcollision.Thesystemshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

2)Opticaldeceptionbythecamera(examples)

TheRearAssistrearviewcamerasuppliestwodimensionalimagesonly.Duetothelackofdepthoffieldonthescreen,potholesanddipsinthe
ground,protrudingpartsonanothervehicleorprotrudingobjectsonthegroundmaybedifficultorimpossibletoseeontheimage.

Objectsorothervehiclesmayappearcloserorfurtherawayonthescreenthantheyreallyare.

Ifyoudrivefromalevelsurfaceontoanupwardordownwardslope.

Ifyoudrivefromanupwardordownwardslopeontoalevelsurface.

Iftherearofthevehicleisheavilyloaded.

Whenapproachingprotrudingobjects.Suchobjectscanleavethecamera'sfieldofvisionwhileyouarereversing.

Cleaningthecameralens
Keepthecameralenscleanandfreeoficeandsnow:

Switchonignitionandselectreversegear.

Moistenthelenswithacommerciallyavailablealcoholbasedglasscleanerandcleanthelenswithadrycloth .

Removesnowwithabrush.

Removeanyicewithadeicerspray .

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NOTICE
Neveruseanabrasivecleaningproducttocleanthelens.

Neverusewarmorhotwatertoremovesnowandicefromthelensofthecamera.Thelenscouldotherwisebedamaged.

Volkswagenrecommendsthatyoupractiseparkingwiththerearassistsysteminatrafficcalmedareaorcarparkwithgoodvisionandweather

conditions.Inthiswayyoucanbecomefamiliarwiththesystemandtheorientationlinesinasaferenvironment.

Noorientationlinesaredisplayedonthescreenwhenthebootlidisopenoranelectricallyconnectedtrailerishitchedtothefactoryfittedtowing

bracket.

Parkingatarightangletotheroad(mode1)

Fig.162Onthescreen:orientationlinesfortheparkingspacebehindthevehicle

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Overviewoftheorientationaid
MeaningoftheorientationlinesonthescreenFig.162.Alldistancesoftheorientationlinesrefertoavehicleonahorizontalsurface.

Red:safetydistance:areauptoabout40cmonthepavementbehindthevehicle.

Green:projectionofthevehicle(widenedsomewhat)towardtherear.Thedisplayedgreenareaendsontheroadaround2metresbehindthe
vehicle.

Yellow:rearwardextensionofthevehicledependingonsteeringwheelangle.Thedisplayedyellowareaendsontheroadsurfaceapproximately
3metresbehindthevehicle.

Parking
Positionthevehicleinfrontofaparkingspaceandengagethereversegear.

ReverseslowlyandsteerthevehiclesothattheyelloworientationlinesleadintotheparkingspaceFig.162 .
Positionthevehiclesoitisstraightintheparkingspaceusingthegreenorientationlinesasanaid.

Parkingparalleltotheroad(mode2)

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Fig.163Onthescreen:orientationlinesandsurfacesfortheparkingspacebehindthevehicle

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Whentheturnsignalisswitchedon,thenonrelevantlinesandsurfacesareswitchedoff.

Overviewoftheorientationaid
MeaningoftheorientationlinesandsurfacesonthescreenFig.163.Alldistancesoftheorientationlinesrefertoavehicleona
horizontalsurface.

Safetydistance:areauptoabout40cmontheroadbehindthevehicle.

Vehicle'swidthlimits.

Steeringwheelturningpointwhenparking.Iftheyellowlinetouchesthekerboranyotherparkinglimitation,thesteeringwheelmustbeturned
intheoppositedirection(closeup).

Thefreeparkingarearequiredparalleltothevehiclefortheparkingprocedure.Thesurfaceareadisplayedmustthereforefitcompletelyintothe
parkingspace.

Possiblyavehicleparkedattheroadside.

Parking
Positionthevehicleapprox.1mparalleltotheparkingspaceandselectthereversegear.

Switchonmode2forparallelparkingonthescreenofthenavigationsystem.

ReverseslowlyandguidethevehiclesothattheyellowsurfaceareashownonthescreenstopsbeforeapotentialobstacleFig.163 ,e.g.
anothervehicle.

Turnthesteeringwheelfullyinthedirectionoftheparkingspaceandreverseslowly.

OncetheyellowlineFig.163 touchesthesidelimitoftheparkingspace,e.g.markingorkerb(closeup),turnthesteeringwheelfullyinthe
oppositedirection.

Keepreversingthevehicleuntilthevehicleispositionedparalleltotheroadintheparkingspace.Correctyourparkingpositionasnecessary.

Cruisecontrolsystem(CCS)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Displayandindicatorlamp
Operatingcruisecontrolsystem(CCS)

Thecruisecontrolsystem(CCS)helpstomaintainanindividualsetspeedatforwardspeedsofapprox.20km/h(12mph)andabove.

TheCCSonlyslowsthevehiclebyeasingofftheaccelerator,notbyactivelybraking .

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ChanginggearChanginggear

ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)

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WARNING
Useofthecruisecontrolsystemcanleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuriesiftrafficdoesnotallowyoutodriveatasafedistanceata
constantspeed.

NeverusetheCCSinheavytraffic,onsteeporwindingroads,oronslipperyroadsurfacese.g.onsnow,ice,wetroadsongravelor
onfloodedroads.

NeverusetheCCSwhendrivingoffroadoronnonsurfacedroads.

Adaptyourspeedanddistancefromthevehiclesaheadtosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Alwaysswitchcruisecontroloffafterusingitinordertoavoidunintentionalcruisecontrol.

Itisdangeroustouseasetspeedwhichistoohighfortheprevailingroad,trafficorweatherconditions.

Whentravellingdownhills,theCCScannotmaintainaconstantspeed.Thevehiclecanaccelerateunderitsownweight.Shiftdown
gearorbrakethevehicleusingthefootbrake.

Displayandindicatorlamp

Fig.164Instrumentclusterdisplay:cruisecontrol(CCS)statusdisplay

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Display
Thestoredspeedisdisplayedontheinstrumentcluster.

StatusFig.164:

CCSswitchedofftemporarily.Storedspeedinsmallfigures.

Systemfault.Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

CCSswitchedon.Speedmemoryisempty.

CCSisactive.Storedspeedinlargefigures.
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CCSisactive.Storedspeedinlargefigures.

Indicatorlamp

Litup Possiblecause
Cruisecontrolsystem(CCS)iscontrollingthespeed.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Operatingcruisecontrolsystem(CCS)

Fig.165Ontheleftofthesteeringcolumn:controlleverfortheCCS

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Operatingcruisecontrolsystem(CCS)

Function Switchposition,switch Action


controlFig.165

Thesystemisswitchedon.Nospeedlimitissavedyet,afteritis
SwitchingontheCCS. PositionON.
switchedonthespeedisnotcontrolled.

Currentspeedissavedandcontrolled.
ActivatingCCS. SETbutton. IfCCSisalreadyactivated,thetargetspeedreducesby1km/h
(1mph)eachtimethebuttonispressed.

SwitchingofftheCCScontrol PressurepointCANCEL.
Controlisswitchedofftemporarily.Thespeedisstoredinthememory.
temporarily. OR:depressbrakeorclutchpedal.

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Thesavedspeedisconsideredandcontrolled.
Ifnospeedissaved,theCCSrecordsandcontrolsthecurrentspeed.
ResumingCCScontrol. PressurepointRESUME
IfCCSisalreadyactivated,thetargetspeedincreasesby1km/h
(1mph)eachtimethebuttonispressed.

Pressbriefly:increasesspeedinincrementsof10km/h(5mph)and
store.
Acceleration(duringCCScontrol). PressurepointSPEED+
Presslonger:thevehiclewillaccelerateforaslongasyoupress.The
currentspeedwillbestoredassoonasyourelease.

Pressbriefly:reducesspeedby10km/h(5mph)eachtimeandstore.
Reducingspeed(duringCCScontrol). PressurepointSPEED. Presslonger:thevehiclewillreducespeedforaslongasyoupress.
Thecurrentspeedwillbestoredassoonasyourelease.

Function Switchposition,switch Action


controlFig.165

SwitchingoffCCS. PositionOFF. Thesystemisswitchedoff.Thestoredspeedwillbedeleted.

Themphfiguresgiveninbracketsinthetablerelateexclusivelytoinstrumentclusterswithmilereadings.

DrivingdownhillwithCCS
IftheCCScannotmaintainthevehiclespeedwhendrivingdownhill,brakethevehiclewiththefootbrakeandshiftdowngearifnecessary.

Automaticswitchoff
CCScontrolwillbeswitchedoffautomaticallyorinterruptedtemporarily:

IfthesystemdetectsafaultthatcouldimpairthefunctionoftheCCS.

Ifthevehiclespeedishigherthanthestoredspeedforanextendedperiodwiththeacceleratorpedaldepressed.

Ifthebrakepedalorclutchpedalisdepressed.

Ifyouchangegearonamanualgearbox.

Iftheairbagistriggered.

ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Display,warninglampsandindicatorlamps
Radarsensor
OperatingACC
Areamonitoringsystem(FrontAssist)
Cityemergencybrakefunction
SwitchofftheACCtemporarilyinthefollowingsituations
Drivingsituations

Theadaptivecruisecontrol(ACC)combinescruisecontrolanddistancecontrol .

UsingtheAdaptiveCruiseControl(ACC),aspeedbetween30km/h(18mph)and210km/h(130mph)canbesetandmaintained.Furthermore,the
adaptivecruisecontrol(ACC)maintainsasettimeintervaltovehiclestravellingahead.

Vehicleswithanautomaticgearboxcanbebroughttoacompletestopusingtheactivebrakingintervention,ifthesituationdemandsit.

Thesystemtellsthedrivertotakecontrol
TherearesystemspecificlimitsontheACCwhendriving.Thismeansthedrivermayhavetocontrolthespeedanddistancebetweenthevehicleand
othervehiclesincertaincircumstances.
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Thereisavisualandacousticwarningforthedrivertotakecontrolofthevehicle.

Collisionwarningfromareamonitoringsystem(FrontAssist)
TheareamonitoringsystemwillwarnofapotentialcollisionwithvehiclesaheadevenwhentheACCisswitchedoffAreamonitoringsystem(Front
Assist).

Additionalinformationandwarnings:

ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

Cruisecontrolsystem(CCS)Cruisecontrolsystem(CCS)

LaneAssistLanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist)

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Theintelligenttechnologyoftheadaptivecruisecontrol(ACC)cannotovercomethelawsofphysicsorsystemrelatedvehicle
limitations.Carelessorunintentionaluseoftheadaptivecruisecontrol(ACC)cancauseaccidentsandleadtoseriousinjury.The
systemcannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Adaptyourspeedanddistancefromthevehiclesaheadtosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

DonotusetheACCinheavytraffic,withpoorvisibility,withinsufficientdistancetothevehicleahead,onsteeporwindingroads,or
onslipperyroadsurfacese.g.onsnow,ice,wetroadsongraveloronfloodedroads.

NeverusetheACCoffroadoronnonsurfacedroads.TheACCisdesignedforuseonsurfacedroadsonly.

TheACCdoesnotreacttostationaryobstacles,e.g.thetailendofatrafficjam,avehiclethathasbrokendown,orvehicleswaitingat
trafficlights.

TheACCandtheareamonitoringsystemdonotreacttopersons,animalsandvehiclescrossingorapproachinginthesamelane.

IfthebrakingfunctionoftheACCisinsufficientyoushouldbrakethevehiclebydepressingthefootbrake.

Brakethevehiclebydepressingthebrakeifthevehiclerollsonafterthedriverhasbeenrequestedtotakecontrolofthevehicle.

Iftheinstrumentclusterdisplayindicatesthatthedrivershouldtakecontrolofthevehicle,youhavetoregulatethedistance
yourself.

Dependingonthetrafficsituation,applythefootbraketoslowthevehicledownoravoidtheobstacleiftheareamonitoringsystem
warnsyoutodoso.

Thedrivermustbepreparedtotakefullcontrolofthevehicleatanytime.

IftheACCortheareamonitoringsystemdonotfunctionasdescribedinthischapter,donotusetheACCorareamonitoringsystemandhavea

qualifiedworkshopcheckthesystemimmediately.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

TheACCrestrictsthespeedto210km/h(130mph).

Iftheadaptivecruisecontrolisactive,unfamiliarnoisesmaybeheardduringtheautomaticbrakingprocedure.Thisisnormalandthenoisesare

causedbythebrakingsystem.

Display,warninglampsandindicatorlamps

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Fig.166Instrumentclusterdisplay:ACCactive:vehicledetectedahead,distancecontrolled

Fig.167Instrumentclusterdisplay:ACCswitchedofftemporarilyvehicledetectedahead

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Display
DisplayfieldsFig.166:

Vehicledetectedahead.ACCactive.

Settingthetimeintervaltothevehicleinfrontwhiletravellingatstoredspeed.

Timeintervaltothevehicleinfrontwhiletravellingatstoredspeedhasbeenset.

Storedspeed.

Symbol :theACCisreadyoriscontrollingthedistance.Avehiclehasbeendetectedahead.Thestoredspeedwillbecontrolled.

SystemfaultFig.164 .Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

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Warninglampsandindicatorlamps

Lightsupor Possiblecause Correction


flashes
ThebrakingprocedureoftheACCtothevehicleaheadis Dependingonthetrafficsituation,reducevehiclespeedwithfoot
insufficient. brakeimmediately.

Dependingonthetrafficsituation,reducevehiclespeedwithfoot
Possiblecollisiondetected.
brakeimmediately.

Lightsupor Possiblecause Correction


flashes
Waittillthesystemisavailableagainconductavisualcheckofthe
radarsensor,ifrequired(fordirt,iceetc).Gotoaqualified
Areamonitoringsystemcurrentlynotavailable.
workshopimmediatelyandhavethesystemcheckedifitis
constantlyunavailable.

Areamonitoringsystemswitchedon,active.

ACCisswitchedona) .

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

WhentheACCisswitchedon,thedisplayintheinstrumentclustercanbeoverwrittenbyotherfunctions,incomingtelephonecallsforexample.

a) Lightsupwhenswitchingonandregardlesswhetherthesystemiscontrollingornot.

Radarsensor

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

AradarsensorisfittedtothefrontofthevehiclebehindtheVolkswagenbadgeintheradiatorgrilletomonitorthetraffic.Vehiclestravellingaheadcan
thusberecogniseduptoadistanceofapproximately150m.

Ifthecoveroftheradarsensorisimpairedduetofactorssuchasheavyrain,spray,orsnow,theACC'sdistancecontrolwillnotfunction.Itwillonly
regulatethespeed.TheinstrumentclusterdisplayshowsthemessageACCnotavailable.

NOTICE
Theradarsensorcouldbemovedifitishit,forexampleinparkingmanoeuvres.Readjustingthesensorcouldimpairtheperformanceof
thesystemorcauseittobeswitchedoff.

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IftheVolkswagenbadgeintheradiatorgrilleisdirtyorcoveredduetoheavyrain,spray,snow,mudetc.,theradarsensorandthustheACCand

theareamonitoringsystemcannotfunction.

OperatingACC

Fig.168ACCcontrolleverontheleftsideofthesteeringcolumn:controllingspeed

Fig.169ACCcontrolleverontheleftsideofthesteeringcolumn:settingthedistancelevel

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

IftheACCisswitchedon,thegreenindicatorlamp lightsupintheinstrumentclusterandthespeedmemoryandthestatusoftheadaptivecruise
controlareshowninthedisplayFig.166.

RequirementsforactivatingtheACC
TheTCSmustbeswitchedon .

TheselectorlevermustbeinpositionDorSorbeintheTiptronicgate.Aforwardgear,butnot1stgear,mustbeselectedinthemanualgearbox.

Invehicleswithamanualgearbox,theactualspeedshouldbeminimum30km/h(18mph)ifnospeedisstored.

Controllingspeed
Whenswitchedon,thespeedcanbestoredandset.Thestoredspeedcanvaryfromthespeedactuallybeingdrivenifthedistanceisbeingactively
controlled.

Function Switchposition,switch Action


controlFig.168

Thesystemisswitchedon.Nospeedlimitissavedyet,afteritis
SwitchingonACC. PositionON.
switchedonthespeedisnotcontrolled.

Currentspeedisstoredandcontrolled.
IfACCisalreadyactive:
Pressbriefly:reducespeedby1km/h(1mph)andstore.
ActivatingACC. SETbutton.
Presslonger:thestoredspeedisreducedcontinuouslyinstepsof
1km/h(1mph)foraslongasthebuttonispressed.Speedisreduced
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1km/h(1mph)foraslongasthebuttonispressed.Speedisreduced
tothereductionofacceleration.

PressurepointCANCEL.
OR:depressthebrakepedal.
SwitchingoffACCtemporarily. Controlisswitchedofftemporarily.Thespeedisstoredinthememory.
OR:depresstheclutchpedalfor
longerthan10seconds.

Function Switchposition,switch Action


controlFig.168

Thestoredspeedisreactivatedandcontrolled.
Ifnospeedhasbeenstoredyet,theACCrecordsandcontrolsthe
actualspeed.
ResumingACCcontrol. PressurepointRESUME IfACCisalreadyactive:
Pressbriefly:increasespeedby1km/h(1mph)andstore.
Presslonger:thestoredspeedisincreasedcontinuouslyinstepsof
1km/h(1mph)foraslongasthebuttonispressed.

Pressbriefly:increasespeedinincrementsof10km/h(5mph)and
store.
Accelerating(duringACCcontrol). PressurepointSPEED+.
Presslonger:thestoredspeedwillbeincreasedinstepsof10km/h
(5mph)foraslongasyoupress.

Pressbriefly:reducespeedinincrementsof10km/h(5mph)and
store.
Decelerating(duringACCcontrol). PressurepointSPEED. Presslonger:thestoredspeedwillbereducedinstepsof10km/h
(5mph)foraslongasyoupress.Speedisreducedtothereductionof
acceleration.

SwitchingoffACC. PositionOFF. Thesystemisswitchedoff.Thestoredspeedwillbedeleted.

Themphfiguresgiveninbracketsinthetablerelateexclusivelytoinstrumentclusterswithmilereadings.

Distancelevels
Thespeeddependentdistancetothevehicletravellingaheadcanbesettooneof5levels.Furthermore,thelevelsdeterminethevehicle'sresponse
whenaccelerating.

Function Selectablelevels
Setdesireddistancetovehicleahead. Veryshortdistance(level1)verylongdistance(level5)

Setdesiredacceleration(irrespectiveoftheinitialsetting
Dynamic(level1)moregentle(level5)
whentheACCisswitchedon).

UsingtheSettingsAssistantmenuontheVolkswageninformationsystemintheinstrumentcluster,youcansettheBasicsettingtodetermine
whethertheaccelerationshouldbesporty,normalormorecomfortorientedVolkswageninformationsystem.

Inwetroadconditions,youshouldalwayssetalargerdistancethanwhendrivingindryconditions.

Settingthedistancelevel
ThedistanceleveltothevehicleaheadissetusingtheswitchonthecontrolleverFig.169.TheACCdisplayappearswhenthebutton
ispressedDisplay,warninglampsandindicatorlamps.Presstheswitchtotheleftorrighttosetthedistancelevel:

Increasesthedistancebyonelevel.Pressandhold:Increasedistancelevelquickly.

Decreasesthedistancebyonelevel.Pressandhold:Decreasedistancelevelquickly.

IntheSettingsmenuoftheVolkswageninformationsystem,undertheACC,DistancesubmenuintheAssistantsmenu,youcansetthedistancelevel
thatistobeselectedwhentheACCisswitchedonVolkswageninformationsystem.
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thatistobeselectedwhentheACCisswitchedonVolkswageninformationsystem.

ThefollowingconditionscouldpreventtheACCfromreacting:
Intightbends.

Iftheacceleratorisfullydepressed.

Ifareamonitoringsystemhasbeenswitchedofforisdamaged.

Ifnogearisselected.

IfTCSismanuallyswitchedoff.

Ifthedriverhasnotfastenedseatbelt.

Ifallbrakelightsaredefective.

Iftheradarsensorisdirtyorcovered.

Insnoworheavyrain.

Incaseofnarrowvehicles,e.g.motorbikes.

Ifvehiclesaretravellingslightlytotheleftorrightofyourvehicle.

Incaseofstrongreflectedradiationoftheradarsignal,e.g.inmultistoreycarparks.

Ifvehiclesarecrossinginfrontofyourvehicle.

Incaseofastationaryobstacle,e.g.brokendownvehicles.

Incaseofoncomingtraffic.

WARNING
Ifyouclosethegaptoavehicleinfrontandthedifferenceinspeedbetweenthetwovehiclesissogreatthatthebrakingactionofthe
ACCisinsufficient,youareindangerofcollidingwiththevehicleinfront.Youshouldreducethevehiclespeedimmediatelywiththe
footbrake.

TheACCmaynotbeabletorecognisealldrivingsituationscorrectly.

LeavingyourfootontheacceleratorwillmeanthattheACCwillnotbrakeautomatically.Thisisbecausemanualacceleration
overridesthesystem.

Youshouldalwaysbepreparedtobrakethevehicleyourself.

Areamonitoringsystem(FrontAssist)

Fig.170Detectionrangeoftheradarsensor

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TheareamonitoringsystemispartoftheACChowever,itfunctionsindependentlyandremainsactiveevenwhenthedistancecontrolorthecruise
controlisswitchedoff.

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Theareamonitoringsystem,whenswitchedon,gathersinformationonthetrafficsituationuptoadistanceofabout150minfrontofthevehiclewithina
speedrangeofabout30km/h(18mph)to210km/h(130mph).

Advancewarning

Thesystemwillwarnthedriverwithvisualandacousticsignalsifitdetectsapossiblecollisionwithavehicleahead.Atthesametimeitpreparesthevehicle
forpossibleemergencybraking .

Urgentwarning
Ifthedriverdoesnotreacttotheadvancewarning,thesystemgeneratesashortbrakejoltthroughactivebrakinginterventioninordertocallthedriver's
attentiontoapossiblecollision.

Thebrakejoltwillnotoccurinallsituations,inordernottounnecessarilydistractthedriver,e.g.whendrivingthroughatightbend.

Automaticbraking
Ifthedriverdoesnotreacttotheurgentwarning,thesystemcanautomaticallystopthevehiclewithbrakepressurewithgraduallyincreasingintensityso
astoreducethespeedinapossiblecollision.Hencethesystemcanhelpminimisetheconsequencesofanaccident.

Brakeassistance
Iftheareamonitoringsystemdetectsthatthedriverisapplyingthebrakeswithinsufficientpressureincaseofapossibleseriouscollision,thesystemcan
increasethebrakepressuresoastoreducethespeedinthecollision.Hencethesystemcanhelpminimisetheconsequencesofanaccident.

Thebrakeassistanceworksonlyforaslongasthebrakepedalisfullydepressed.

Theareamonitoringsystemconsidersthedriver'sresponsetimeinordertogivewarningsintime.Thisresponsetimereducesautomaticallywhenthe
system,forexample,detectsmovementoftheacceleratororsteeringwheel.Thesystemthuspreventsunnecessarybrakeinterventions,e.g.whenthe
driverovertakesanothervehicle.

Switchingtheareamonitoringsystemonandoff
Usingthebuttonfordriverassistsystems,selectthecorrespondingmenuoptionVolkswageninformationsystem.

OR:inthemenuSettings,submenuAssistants,activateordeactivatethesystemusingFrontAssistVolkswageninformationsystem.Atick
indicateswhenadriverassistsystemisswitchedon.

Settingtheacousticwarning
TheacousticwarningcanbeactivatedordeactivatedintheVolkswageninformationsystemintheinstrumentclusterVolkswageninformationsystem.
Thesystemalsoretainstheprogrammedsettingwhentheignitionisnextswitchedon.

InthemenuSettingssubmenuAssistants,selectthemenuFrontAssist.

Volkswagenrecommendsthatyoualwaysleavetheacousticwarningonsothatyouwillalwaysbewarnedofapossiblecollision.

Specialdrivingsituations
AstheareamonitoringsystemmonitorsthetrafficsituationusingtheradarsensoratthefrontofthevehicleinthesamewayastheACC,thissystemis
alsosubjecttophysicalandsystemrelatedlimitations.Assuch,thesameconditionsbasicallyapplyfortheareamonitoringsystemasfortheACC:
SwitchofftheACCtemporarilyinthefollowingsituationsundDrivingsituations.

Thefollowingconditionscouldpreventtheareamonitoringsystemfromreacting:
Intightbends.
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Intightbends.

Iftheacceleratorisfullydepressed.

Ifareamonitoringsystemhasbeenswitchedofforisdamaged.

Ifnogearisselected.

IfTCSismanuallyswitchedoff.

Ifthedriverhasnotfastenedseatbelt.

Ifallbrakelightsaredefective.

Iftheradarsensorisdirtyorcovered.

Insnoworheavyrain.

Incaseofnarrowvehicles,e.g.motorbikes.

Ifvehiclesaretravellingslightlytotheleftorrightofyourvehicle.

Incaseofstrongreflectedradiationoftheradarsignal,e.g.inmultistoreycarparks.

Ifvehiclesarecrossinginfrontofyourvehicle.

Incaseofastationaryobstacle,e.g.brokendownvehicles.

Incaseofoncomingtraffic.

Switchofftheareamonitoringsysteminthefollowingsituations:
Ifthevehicleisbeingtowed.

Ifthevehicleisonarollingroadtestbed.

Iftheradarsensorisfaulty.

Onexternalforceontheradarsensor,e.g.afterarearendcollision.

WARNING
Theintelligenttechnologyintheareamonitoringsystemcannotchangethelawsofphysics.Neverlettheextraconvenienceaffordedby
theareamonitoringsystemtemptyouintotakingriskswhendriving.Thedriverisalwaysresponsibleforbrakingintime.Dependingon
thetrafficsituation,applythefootbraketoslowthevehicledownoravoidtheobstacleiftheareamonitoringsystemwarnsyoutodo
so.

Theareamonitoringsystemcannotindependentlypreventaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Theareamonitoringsystemdoesnotindependentlybringthevehicletoacompletestop.

Theareamonitoringsystemcangiveunnecessarywarningsandcarryoutunwantedbrakeinterventionsincertaincomplex
situations,e.g.atroundabouts.

NOTICE
Switchofftheareamonitoringsystemifyoususpectthattheradarsensorhasbeendamaged.Thiscouldavoidfurtherdamage.Setthe
radarsensorproperlyagain.

Repairworkontheradarsensorwillrequirespecialknowledgeandtools.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipfor
thispurpose.

Iftheareamonitoringsystemtriggersbraking,thebrakepedaltravelreduces.Thismaymakethebrakepedalfeelharder.

Automaticbrakeinterventionbytheareamonitoringsystemcanbestoppedbyusingtheclutch,theacceleratororsteeringintervention.

Cityemergencybrakefunction
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Thecityemergencybrakefunctionispartoftheareamonitoringsystemandisactivewhentheareamonitoringsystemisswitchedon.

Thecityemergencybrakefunctiongathersinformationonthetrafficsituationuptoadistanceofabout10minfrontofthevehiclewithinaspeedrangeof
about5km/h(3mph)to30km/h(18mph).

Thesystempreparesthevehicleforemergencybrakingifitdetectsapossiblecollisionwithavehicleahead .

Ifthedriverdoesnotreacttoapossibleseriouscollision,thesystemcanautomaticallystopthevehiclewithbrakepressurewithincreasingintensitysoas
toreducethespeedinapossiblecollision.Hencethesystemcanhelpminimisetheconsequencesofanaccident.

Ifthecityemergencybrakefunctiondetectsthatthedriverisapplyingthebrakeswithinsufficientpressureinthecaseofapossiblecollision,thesystem
canincreasethebrakepressureinordertoreducethespeedaheadofthecollision.Hencethesystemcanhelpminimisetheconsequencesofan
accident.

Thebrakeassistanceworksonlyforaslongasthebrakepedalisfullydepressed.

Thefollowingconditionscouldpreventthecityemergencybrakefunctionfromreacting:
Intightbends.

Iftheacceleratorisfullydepressed.

Ifareamonitoringsystemhasbeenswitchedofforisdamaged.

Ifnogearisselected.

IfTCSismanuallyswitchedoff.

Ifthedriverhasnotfastenedseatbelt.

Ifallbrakelightsaredefective.

Iftheradarsensorisdirtyorcovered.

Insnoworheavyrain.

Incaseofnarrowvehicles,e.g.motorbikes.

Ifvehiclesaretravellingslightlytotheleftorrightofyourvehicle.

Incaseofstrongreflectedradiationoftheradarsignal,e.g.inmultistoreycarparks.

Ifvehiclesarecrossinginfrontofyourvehicle.

Incaseofoncomingtraffic.

Switchoffthecityemergencybrakefunctioninthefollowingsituations:
Ifthevehicleisbeingtowed.

Ifthevehicleisonarollingroadtestbed.

Iftheradarsensorisfaulty.

Onexternalforceontheradarsensor,e.g.afterarearendcollision.

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WARNING
Theintelligenttechnologyofthecityemergencybrakefunctioncannotchangethelawsofphysics.Neverlettheextraconvenience
affordedbythecityemergencybrakefunctiontemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendriving.Thedriverisalwaysresponsibleforbraking
intime.

Thecityemergencybrakefunctioncannotpreventaccidentsandseriousinjuriesbyitself.

TheCityemergencybrakefunctioncancarryoutunwantedbrakeinterventionsincertaincomplexsituations,e.g.atroundabouts.

NOTICE
Switchofftheareamonitoringsystemifyoususpectthattheradarsensorhasbeendamaged.Thiscouldavoidfurtherdamage.Setthe
radarsensorproperlyagain.

Repairworkontheradarsensorwillrequirespecialknowledgeandtools.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipfor
thispurpose.

Thebrakepedaltraveldecreaseswhenthecityemergencybrakefunctionistriggered.Thismaymakethebrakepedalfeelharder.

Automaticbrakeinterventionbythecityemergencybrakefunctioncanbestoppedbyusingtheclutch,theacceleratororsteeringintervention.

SwitchofftheACCtemporarilyinthefollowingsituations

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

SwitchofftheACCinthefollowingsituations :

Whenturningoffroads,exitingfrommotorwaysordrivingthroughroadworks,topreventthevehiclefromacceleratingtothesetspeedinthese
situations

Whendrivingthroughatunnelasthissituationcouldimpairthesystemfunction.

Onroadswithmorethanonelane,ifothervehiclesaredrivingmoreslowlyinthefastlane.Vehiclesinotherlaneswillnormallynotbedetectedand
will,inthiscase,beovertakenintheslowlane.

Inheavyrain,snoworsprayasvehiclestravellingaheadcannotbemonitoredsufficientlyormaybecannotbemonitoredatall.

WARNING
IftheACCisnotswitchedoffinthenamedsituations,accidentsandseriousinjuriescouldbecausedasaresult.

SwitchofftheACCincriticaldrivingsituations.

IftheACCisnotswitchedoffinthecertainsituations,itcouldresultinviolationoflegalrequirements.

Drivingsituations

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Fig.171A:vehicleinabendB:motorbikeinfrontisoutsidetherangeoftheradarsensor

Fig.172C:vehicleischanginglanes.D:turningvehicle,stationaryvehicle

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TheACChasphysicalandsystemrelatedlimitations.Assuch,certainACCsystemreactionsmayoccur,fromthedriver'sperspective,unexpectedlyor
withsomedelay.Youshouldthereforealwaysbepreparedtotakefullcontrolofthevehicleifnecessary.

Thefollowingdrivingsituations,forexample,demandparticularvigilance:

Decelerationtostandstill(onlyvehicleswithautomaticgearbox)
Ifavehicletravellingaheadbrakestoastandstill,theACCwillalsobrakeyourvehicletoastandstill.Thevehicleisthenheldstationarybythebrakes.

Stationaryphase(onlyvehicleswithautomaticgearbox)
IftheACChasdeceleratedthevehicletoastandstill,theACCwillnotbeswitchedoffbydepressingthebrakepedal.

TheelectronicparkingbrakewillbeactivatedautomaticallyandtheACCswitchesoffifoneofthefollowingsituationsoccursduringwhilethevehicleis
stationary:

Thesafetybeltisunfastened.

Thedriver'sdoorisopened.

Theignitionisswitchedoff.

Thestationaryphaselastslongerthanapproximately3minutes.

Drivingoffafterastationaryphase(onlyvehicleswithautomaticgearbox)
ACCdoesnotcausethevehicletobedrivenoffautomaticallyafterbeingstationary.Assoonasthevehicletravellingaheadmovesagain,thedrivermust
acceleratethevehicleupto2km/h(1mph).Fromthisspeedonwards,theACCcontrolsthespeedanddistanceagainwiththestoredsettings.

Whenovertaking
Iftheturnsignalisusedwhileovertaking,theACCacceleratesthevehicleautomaticallyandthusreducesthedistancetothevehicletravellingahead.If
youmoveyourvehicleintotheovertakinglaneandthereisnovehicleaheadofyou,theACCwillautomaticallyincreasethespeedtoyoursetleveland
maintainit.AccelerationcanbestoppedatanypointoftimebydepressingthebrakepedalorusingthepressurepointCANCELonthecontrollever
Cruisecontrolsystem(CCS).

Whendrivingthroughbends
Whiledrivingthroughbends,theradarsensormaysometimeslosethevehicletravellingaheadormayreacttoavehicleinthenextlaneFig.171A.In
suchsituations,itmaybepossiblethatthevehicledeceleratesunnecessarilyordoesnotreacttothevehicletravellingahead.Automaticbrakingcanbe
stoppedatanypointoftimebydepressingtheaccelerator,brakepedalorusingthepressurepointCANCELonthecontrolleverCruisecontrol
system(CCS).

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Drivingintunnels
Thedistanceradarmaynotworkproperlyintunnels.Avoidusingthisfunctionintunnels.

Narrowvehiclesandazigzagtrafficsituation
Narrowvehiclesandvehiclestravellingslightlytotheleftorrightofyourvehiclewillonlyberecognisedbytheradarsensoroncetheyhaveenteredthe
radarrangeFig.171B.Thisparticularlyappliestonarrowvehiclessuchasmotorcycles.

Whenothervehicleschangelanes
Vehicleswhichareveryclosetoyouwhentheymoveintoyourlanecannotbedetectedbytheradarsensoruntiltheymoveintothesensorrange.Thiswill
resultinalatereactionoftheACCFig.172C.

Stationaryvehicles
TheACCwillnotdetectstationaryobstacles,suchastheendofatrafficjamorabrokendownvehicle,oravehicleapproachingyouinthesamelane.

Ifastationaryvehicleishiddenbehindavehiclethathasbeendetectedbytheadaptivecruisecontrolandthisvehicleturnsofftheroadorchangeslane,
theadaptivecruisecontrolwillnotbeabletoreacttothestationaryvehicleFig.172D.

Possibleradarsensorfunctionimpairments
TheACCwillswitchofftemporarilyifthefunctionoftheradarsensorisimpaireddueto,e.g.heavyrain,spray,snowormud.Theinstrumentcluster
displayshowsthemessageACCnotavailable.

ThedistancecontrolfunctionoftheAACstartsagainassoonastheradarsensorisworkingproperlyagain.TheACCnotavailablemessage
disappears.

Overheatedbrakes
Ifthebrakesoverheat,e.g.followingheavybrakingorwhenyoudrivedownsteepslopes,theACCmaybedeactivatedtemporarily.Theinstrument
clusterdisplayshowsthemessageACCnotavailable.ItisthennotpossibletoactivatetheACC.

Assoonasthetemperatureofthebrakeshasdecreasedsufficiently,theACCcanbeactivatedagain.ThemessageACCnotavailabledisappearsfrom
theinstrumentcluster.IfthemessageACCnotavailabledoesnotdisappear,thereisafault.Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.

Lanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Displayandindicatorlamps
Function
Switchofthelanedeparturewarningsysteminthefollowingsituations

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)ACC(adaptivecruisecontrol)

Lanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)Lanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts
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Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
TheintelligenttechnologyoftheLaneAssistsystemcannotovercomethelawsofphysicsorsystemrelatedvehiclelimitations.Always
takecarewhenusingthelanedeparturewarningsystemotherwiseyoucouldcauseaccidentsorinjuries.Thesystemcannotreplacethe
fullconcentrationofthedriver.

Adaptyourspeedanddistancefromthevehiclesaheadtosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Yourhandsshouldalwaysbeonthesteeringwheelsothatyoucansteeratanytime.

Thelanedeparturewarningsystemcannotrecogniseallroadmarkings.Poorroadsurfaces,roadstructuresorobjectscouldbe
recognisedincorrectlyasroadmarkingsbythelanedeparturewarningsystem.Thelanedeparturewarningsystemshouldbe
switchedoffimmediatelyinthesesituations.

Followtheinformationintheinstrumentclusterdisplayandrespondaccordingtothecommands.

Alwayspaycloseattentiontowhatishappeningaroundthevehicle.

Ifthecamera'sfieldofviewisdirty,coveredordamaged,thefunctionofthelanedeparturewarningsystemmaybeimpaired.

NOTICE
Pleaseobservethefollowingpointsinordertoavoidimpairingtheproperfunctionofthesystem:

Regularlycleanthecamera'sfieldofview,andkeepitfreefromsnowandice.

Donotcoverthecamera'sfieldofview.

Checktheareaofthewindscreenthatisinthecamera'sfieldofviewfordamage.

Thelanedeparturewarningsystemhasbeendesignedforuseonsurfacedroadsonly.

Ifthelanedeparturewarningsystemdoesnotfunctionasdescribedinthischapter,donotusethelanedeparturewarningsystemandgotoa

qualifiedworkshop.

Ifthereisafaultinthesystem,gotoaqualifiedworkshopandhavethesystemchecked.

Displayandindicatorlamps

Fig.173Intheinstrumentclusterdisplay:LaneAssistsystemdisplay(example1)

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Fig.174Intheinstrumentclusterdisplay:LaneAssistsystemdisplay(example2)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Display
DisplayfieldsFig.173orFig.174:

Lanemarkingdetected.Systemnotregulating.

Lanemarkingdetected.Systemisregulating.

Nolanemarkingdetected.Systemnotregulating.

TheillustrationsalsoshowACCdisplaysACC(adaptivecruisecontrol).

Indicatorlamps

Lightsup Possiblecause Correction


orflashes
Thesystemcannotclearlydetectthelane.RefertoLane
Lanedeparturewarningsystemswitchedonbutnotactive. departurewarningsystemisnotactive(theindicatorlamplightsup
yellow).

Lanedeparturewarningsystemswitchedonandactive.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

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Function

Fig.175Windscreen:LaneAssistcamerawindow

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Usingacamerainthewindscreen,thelanedeparturewarningsystemdetectspossiblemarkinglinesontheroadlane.Ifyourvehicleapproachesa
recognisedmarkinglineunintentionally,thesystemwillwarnthedriverwithacorrectedsteeringintervention.Thecorrectivesteeringinterventioncanbe
overriddenbythedriveratanytime.

Nowarningwillbegiveniftheturnsignalisswitchedonasthelanedeparturewarningsystemwillpresumethelanechangeisdeliberate.

ForvehiclesthatarealsoequippedwithalanechangeassistsystemLanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist),awarningisalsogivenwhentheturn
signalisswitchedonwhenleavingthelane.Thewarningisalwayssoundedwhenthesystemdetectsapotentiallycriticalsituationwhenchanginglane
(LaneAssistPLUS).

Steeringwheelvibration
Thefollowingsituationswillcausethesteeringwheeltovibrateanddemandactivesteeringinterventionbythedriver:

Ifthesystemrelatedlimitationsarereached.

Ifthemaximumsteeringmomentincorrectivesteeringinterventionisnotsufficienttokeepthevehicleinthelane.

Ifalaneisnolongerdetectedbythesystemduringthecorrectivesteeringintervention.

Switchingthelanedeparturewarningsystemonandoffmanually
Usingthebuttonfordriverassistsystems,selectthecorrespondingmenuoptionVolkswageninformationsystem.

OR:inthemenuSettingssubmenuAssistants,activateordeactivatethesystemusingLaneAssistVolkswageninformationsystem.Atick
indicateswhenadriverassistsystemisswitchedon.

Automaticswitchoff:thelanedeparturewarningsystemcanswitchitselfoffautomaticallyifthereisasystemfault.Theindicatorlampgoesout.

Lanedeparturewarningsystemisnotactive(theindicatorlamplightsupyellow)
Ifthevehiclespeedislessthanapprox.65km/h(38mph).

Ifthelanedeparturewarningsystemcannotdetectthemarkingsonthelanethevehicleisin.Forexampleduetoroadworksorinsnow,dirt,wet
weatheroroncominglights.

Theradiusofabendistoosmall.

Ifthereisnolanemarking.

Ifthedistancetothenearestlanemarkingistoogreat.

IftheTCSisswitchedoff.

Ifthesystemdoesnotdetectanyclearsteeringactivitybythedriveroveranextendedperiod.

Temporarilyifthedrivingstyleisverydynamic.

Iftheturnsignalisswitchedon.

Beforestartingajourney,checkthatthecamerawindowisnotcoveredFig.175.

Thecamerawindowmustbekeptcleanatalltimes.
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Thecamerawindowmustbekeptcleanatalltimes.

Switchofthelanedeparturewarningsysteminthefollowingsituations

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thelanedeparturewarningsystemshouldbeswitchedoffduetosystemlimitationsinthefollowingsituations:

Whenahighlevelofconcentrationisrequiredbythedriver.

Verysportydriving.

Poorweatherconditions.

Poorroadconditions.

Drivingthroughroadworks.

Lanechangeassistsystem(SideAssist)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Indicatorlamps
Function
Informationlevelandwarninglevels

Thelanechangeassistsystemmonitorstheblindspotandtrafficactivitybehindthevehicleandprovidesthedriverwithassistancewhenchanginglane.

Towingatrailer
Thelanechangeassistsystemcannotbeswitchedonifthefactoryfittedtowingbracketiselectricallyconnectedtothetrailer.Thelanechangeassist
systemmustbeswitchedoffmanuallywhentowingwithnonfactoryfittedtowingbrackets .

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

LaneAssistLanedeparturewarningsystem(LaneAssist)

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
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WARNING
Theintelligenttechnologyofthethelanechangeassistsystemcannotovercomethelawsofphysicsorsystemrelatedvehicle
limitations.Alwaystakecarewhenusingthelanechangeassistsystemasyoucouldotherwisecauseaccidentsorinjuries.Thesystem
cannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Adaptyourspeedanddistancefromthevehiclesaheadtosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Yourhandsshouldalwaysbeonthesteeringwheelsothatyoucansteeratanytime.

Followtheinformationintheinstrumentclusterdisplayandrespondaccordingtothecommands.

Alwayspaycloseattentiontowhatishappeningaroundthevehicle.

NOTICE
Thesensorsintherearbumpercanbeshiftedordamagedthroughimpacts,e.g.whenparking.Asaresultthesystemmayswitch
itselfofforatleastbeimpaired.

Thesystemsensorsinthebumpermustbekeptcleanandfreeoficeandsnowandnotbecoveredupotherwisethesystemwillnot
workproperly.

Thelanechangeassistsystemhasbeendesignedforuseonsurfacedroadsonly.

Tintedsidewindowsorretrofittedtintingfoilscouldnegativelyaffectordistorttheviewofthedisplaysintheexteriormirror.

Ifthelanechangeassistsystemdoesnotfunctionasdescribedinthischapter,donotusethelanechangeassistsystem.Gotoaqualified

workshop.

Gotoaqualifiedworkshopandhavethesystemcheckedifthereisafaultinthesystemorafteranaccident.

Indicatorlamps

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause
Lanechangeassistsystemactive.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Function

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Fig.176Displayintheexteriormirror

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thelanechangeassistsystemusesradarsensorsintherightandlefthandsideoftherearbumpertomonitortheareabehindandtothesideofthe
vehicleasofaspeedofapproximately30km/h(18mph).Thesystemthenmeasuresthedistanceandthedifferenceinspeedtoothervehicles.

Displayintheexteriormirror
Whenchanginglanes,thesystemwill,ifitcalculatesthatthesituationiscritical,warnthedriverofacollisionusingthedisplaysintheexternalmirrorson
eachsideofthevehicleFig.176.

Adisplaywillbeshownintheexteriormirrorinthefollowingsituations:

Whenanothervehicleisovertakingyourvehicle.

Whenyouareovertakinganothervehicle.

Whenovertakinganothervehiclewherethedifferenceinspeedisapproximately15km/h(9mph)andthevehiclebeingovertakenisintheblindspot.
Nodisplaywillbeshownifthetakeovermanoeuvreismuchfaster.

Switchingonandoff
ActivateanddeactivatethelanechangeassistsystemintheSettingsmenuoftheVolkswageninformationsystemorviathethebuttonforthedriver
assistsysteminmainbeamleverVolkswageninformationsystem.Ifthelanechangeassistisactiveitswitchesitselfonautomaticallywhentheignition
isswitchedon.

Oncethelanechangeassistsystemisreadyforuse,thedisplayintheexteriormirrorFig.176 brieflylightsuptoconfirm.
TheindicatorlampintheinstrumentclusterdisplaysthestatusofthesystemIndicatorlamps.

Automaticswitchoff
Thesensorsofthelanechangeassistsystemwillswitchoffautomaticallyif,forexample,thesystemdetectsthatasensorispermanentlycovered.

Acorrespondingdisplaywillappearintheinstrumentcluster.

Sensordetectionrange
Thesensorsintherearbumpermonitoraareaofuptoapproximately50mbehindthevehicleaswellastheblindspotontheleftandrighthandsideof
thevehicles.Themonitoredareatothesideofthevehicleisapproximatelyonelanewide.Thewidthofthelaneisnotrecognisedinindividualcases,butis
predefinedinthesystem.Forthisreason,incorrectdisplayscouldbeshownwhendrivinginnarrowlanesorwhendrivinginthemiddleof2lanes.Inthe

sameway,vehiclestravellinginthelanenexttotheoneyouwishtochangetocouldbedetected,ascouldsolidobjectssuchassafetybarriers,andtrigger
anincorrectwarning.

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Specialdrivingsituations
Thelanechangeassistsystemshasphysicalandsystemrelatedlimitations.Thesystemmight,forexample,interpretthetrafficsituationincorrectlyin
certaindrivingsituations.Inthefollowingsituations,forexample:

Intightbends.

Whenroadlanesareofvaryingwidth.

Atthebrowofahill.

Inpoorweatherconditions.

OnlyVolkswagenapprovedvehiclepaintsmaybeusedontherearbumper.Othervehiclepaintscouldlimitorevendistortthefunctionofthelane

changeassistsystem.

Informationlevelandwarninglevels

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thedisplayintheexteriormirrorwillbeshownearlierthefasteryouarenearinganothervehicleasthelanechangeassistsystemcalculatesthespeed
differencetoothervehicles.Forthisreason,thedisplaycouldbeactivatedatdifferenttimesdespiteyourvehiclebeingatthesamedistancetoother
vehicles.

Displayintheexteriormirror Situation
Noothervehicleatacriticaldistancetoyourvehicleasdetectedbythelanechangeassist
None
system.

Lightsuponcebriefly. Thelanechangeassistsystemisswitchedonandreadyforuse.

Lowlevellighting(informationlevel) Thelanechangeassistsystemhasdetectedapotentiallycriticalsituation.

Theturnsignalisactiveandthelanechangeassistsystemhasdetectedapotentially
criticalsituationonthecorrespondingsideofthevehicle .
Flashesbrightly(warninglevel) ForvehiclesthatarealsoequippedwithalanechangeassistsystemLanedeparture
warningsystem(LaneAssist),awarningisalsogivenwhentheturnsignalisswitchedon
whenleavingthelane(LaneAssistPLUS).

Settingthebrightnessofthedisplayintheexteriormirror
ThebasicbrightnesslevelcanbesetintheVolkswagenInformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem.

Thebrightnessofthedisplaywillalterautomaticallydependingonthelightlevels.Therefore,itisbesttosetthemiddlesurroundingbrightnesssettingso
thatanychangesinthedisplayarevisible.

Volkswagenrecommendssettingthebrightnesssothatthedisplaycanbeseenwellinnormalsurroundings,butdoesnotdistractwhenlookingthrough
thewindscreen.

InthemenuSettingssubmenuAssistant,selectthemenuSideAssist.

Setthebasicbrightnesssetting.Thenewsettingforthebrightnessoftheinformationlevelwillbeshownbrieflyintheexteriormirrorduringthesetting
procedure.

Thesettingsarestoredautomaticallyandassignedtothecurrentvehiclekey.

Thelanechangeassistsystemisnotactiveduringthesettingprocedure.

WARNING
Failuretoobservethewarningandinformationlevelscouldleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

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Neverignoretheinformationandwarninglevelswhenlitup.

Takeanynecessaryaction.

Thedisplaysintheexteriormirrormustbekeptcleanandfreeoficeandsnowandnotbecoveredupbystickersorsimilaritems.

Roadsignrecognition(SignAssist)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Display
Function

Theroadsignrecognitionsystemcanhelpthedrivercheckthespeedlimitsorovertakingrestrictionsthatcurrentlyapplyforhim.Theroadsignsand
additionalinformationrecognisedbythesystemareshownintheinstrumentclusterdisplayandinthemapdisplayofthenavigationsystem.

Availability:
AtthetimethatthisOwner'sManualwenttoprint,theroadsignrecognitionsystemwasavailableinthefollowingcountries:

Andorra,Austria,Belgium,CzechRepublic,Denmark,Germany,Finland,France,Ireland,Italy,Liechtenstein,Luxembourg,Monaco,Netherlands,
Norway,Poland,Portugal,SanMarino,Spain,Sweden,Switzerland,UnitedKingdom,VaticanCity.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

NavigationsystemBookletNavigationsystem,

WARNING
Donotlettheextraconvenienceaffordedbytheroadsignrecognitionsystemtemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendrivingthiscan
causeaccidents.Thesystemcannotreplacethefullconcentrationofthedriver.

Adaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Poorvisibility,darkness,snow,rainandfogcancauseroadsignstobenotdisplayedorbeincorrectlydisplayedbythesystem.

Ifthecamera'sfieldofviewisdirty,coveredordamaged,thefunctionoftheroadsignrecognitionsystemmaybeimpaired.

WARNING
Drivingrecommendationsandtrafficsymbolsdisplayedbytheroadsignrecognitionsystemmaydifferfromthecurrenttrafficsituation.

Notallroadsignscanberecognisedbythesystemanddisplayedcorrectly.

Roadsignsandtrafficregulationshavepriorityovertherecommendationsanddisplaysprovidedbytheroadsignrecognition
system.

NOTICE
Pleaseobservethefollowingpointsinordertoavoidimpairingtheproperfunctionofthesystem:

Regularlycleanthecamera'sfieldofview,andkeepitfreefromsnowandice.
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Regularlycleanthecamera'sfieldofview,andkeepitfreefromsnowandice.

Donotcoverthecamera'sfieldofview.

Checktheareaofthewindscreenthatisinthecamera'sfieldofviewfordamage.

NOTICE
Theuseofoldmapdatainthenavigationsystemcanleadtoincorrectdisplayoftheroadsigns.

Theroadsignrecognitionsystemhasonlylimitedavailabilityinwaypointnavigationmode(waypointnavigation)ofthenavigation
system.

Display

Fig.177Intheinstrumentclusterdisplay:examplesofrecognisedspeedlimitsorovertakingrestrictionswithaccompanyingadditionalsigns

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Displaytextsforroadsignrecognitionininstrument Causeandsolution
cluster
Systemfault.
Fault:SignAssist
Gotoaqualifiedworkshopandhavethesystemchecked.

Thewindscreenisdirtyaroundthecamera.
SignAssist:cleanwindscreen!
Cleanthewindscreen.

Nodatatransferfromnavigationsystem.
Switchonnavigationsystemandinsertnavigationdatamedium.
SignAssist:currentlywithonlylimitedavailability.
ORRoadsignrecognitionisnotsupportedinthecountryyouarecurrently
travellingin.

WARNING
Failuretoobservethetextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsandseriousinjuries.

Neverignoreanytextmessages.

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Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Function

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TheroadsignrecognitionsystemissupportedinvariouscountriesAvailability:.Pleaserememberthiswhentravellingabroad.

Displayofroadsigns
ThespeedlimitsandovertakinginstructionswithanaccompanyingadditionalsignaredisplayedintheinstrumentclusterFig.177.Dependingonthe
navigationsystemintegratedintothevehicle,theroadsignsmaybealsobedisplayedinthenavigationsystemmapdisplay.

Whenroadsignrecognitionisswitchedon,roadsignsinfrontofthevehicleareregisteredbyacamerainthebaseoftheinteriormirror.Afterinspection
andevaluationoftheinformationfromthecamera,thenavigationsystemandthecurrentvehicledata,uptothreevalidroadsignsFig.177willbe
displayedwiththeaccompanyingadditionalsigns:

1stposition:theroadsignthatcurrentlyappliesforthedriverisshownonthelefthandsideofthedisplay.Forexample,aspeedlimitof130km/h
Fig.177A.2.position:roadsignsthatdonotalwaysapply(e.g.100km/h)areshowninsecondposition.Additionalsign:ifthevehiclerainsensor
detectsrainwhileyouaredriving,theroadsignwiththeadditionalinwetsignthatnowapplieswillbemovedtothefirstposition.
Thepermanentdisplayintheinstrumentclusteroccurswhenyoudrivepasttheroadsign.

Townorvillageboundarysignstriggerthedisplayofthestandardspeedlimitforurbanorcountryroadsintherelevantcountry.Ifthetownorvillage
boundarysignshaveanadditionalsignshowingaspeedlimit,thissignwillappearinthedisplay.

Signsindicatingtheendofaspeedlimitorovertakingrestrictionwillnotbedisplayed.

Thereisnowarningwhenyouexceedthedisplayedspeedlimits.Trafficcalmedareasarenotrecognisedbythesystem.Thelegalregulationsapply.

Switchingonandoff
SwitchtheassistsystemonoroffinthemenuSettingsintheVolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem.

OR:usethebuttonfordriverassistsystemsonthemainbeamleverVolkswageninformationsystem.

Trailermode
ThedisplayforapplicablespeedlimitsandovertakingrestrictionsthatapplytovehicleswithtrailerscanbeswitchedonoroffintheSettingsmenuofthe
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem.

DriverAlertsystem(recommendationofrestbreaks)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Functionandoperationbytheuser

Thedriveralertsystemwarnsthedriverifhisorherdrivingshowssignsoftiredness.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts(informationstoredinthecontrolunits)Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalof
parts
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parts

WARNING
DonotlettheextraconvenienceaffordedbytheDriverAlertsystemtemptyouintotakinganyriskswhendrivingthiscancause
accidents.Duringalongtrip,planregularandsufficientbreaks.

Thedriverisresponsibleatalltimesforhisfitnesstodrive.

Neverdriveavehiclewhenyouaretired.

Thesystemcannotalwaysdetectthedriver'slevelofalertness.ObservetheinformationinthesectionFunctionlimitations
Functionlimitations.

Incertainsituations,thesystemmaywronglyinterpretintentionaldrivingmanoeuvresasalackofalertnessfromthedriver.

Nourgentwarningwillbegivenintheeventofthephenomenonknownasmicrosleep.

Followtheinformationintheinstrumentclusterdisplayandrespondaccordingtothecommands.

TheDriverAlertsystemhasbeendevelopedforuseonlywhiledrivingonhighwaysandgoodroads.

Gotoaqualifiedworkshopimmediatelyandhavethesystemcheckedifitisfaulty.

Functionandoperationbytheuser

Fig.178Intheinstrumentclusterdisplay:DriverAlertsystem

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TheDriverAlertsystemdeterminesthedrivingbehaviouratthebeginningofajourneyandusesittoevaluatethetirednessofthedriver.Thisiscompared
tothebehaviourofthedriverwhileactuallydriving.Ifthesystemdetectsthatthedrivermaybetired,itwarnsthedriverwithanacousticwarningsignal
andamessageintheinstrumentclusterdisplayFig.178.Themessageintheinstrumentclusterdisplayappearsforaboutfivesecondsandmaybe
repeatedonce.Thelastdisplayedmessageissavedbythesystem.

Themessageintheinstrumentclusterdisplaycanbeswitchedoffusingthe OK buttononthemultifunctionsteeringwheeloronthewindscreenwiper
leverVolkswageninformationsystem.Themessagecanbedisplayedagainintheinstrumentclusterdisplayusingthemultifunctiondisplay
Volkswageninformationsystem.

Functionallimitations
Thedrivingbehaviourcanbeevaluatedonlywhenthespeedisabove65km/h(40mph).

Switchingonandoff
ThesystemcanbeactivatedordeactivatedinthemenuSettingsSubmenuAssistantMenuDriverAlertsystemVolkswageninformationsystem.
Atickindicateswhenadriverassistsystemisswitchedon.

Functionlimitations
TheDriverAlertsystemhassystemrelatedlimitations.Thesystemmight,forexample,interpretthedrivingbehaviourincorrectlyincertaindriving
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situations.Inthefollowingsituations,forexample:

Withspeedslessthan65km/h(40mph).

Onroadswithbends.

Onbadroads.

Withpoorweatherconditions.

Withsportydriving.

Whenthedriverisdistracted.

TheDriverAlertsystemisresetwhentheignitionisswitchedofforthedriverunfastenstheseatbeltorthedoorisopen.

TheDriverAlertsystemisautomaticallyresetincaseoflongslowdrives(speedlessthan65km/h(40mph)).Ifthespeedisincreased,thesystem
evaluatesthedrivingbehaviouragain.

Adaptivechassiscontrol(DCC)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Functionandoperation

Vehiclehandlingcanbecustomisedusingadaptivechassiscontrol.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Settingtheadaptivechassiscontrolwhilethevehicleisinmotioncandistractyoufromtheroadandleadtoaccidents.

Iftheadaptivechassiscontrolsystemdoesnotfunctionasdescribedinthischapter,havethesystemcheckedataqualifiedworkshop.

Functionandoperation

Fig.179Incentreconsole:buttonforsettingtheadaptivechassiscontrol

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Theadaptivechassiscontrolconstantlyadjuststhesuspensioncharacteristicswhiledrivingtotheroadsurfaceandthecurrentdrivingsituationaccording
toapresetprogramme.

ThesteeringresponseisalsoadjustedintheSportprogramme.

Channel Chassissetup
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Channel Chassissetup

COMFORT Comfortorientedchassissetup,e.g.whendrivingforextendedtripsonpoorqualityroads.

NORMAL Balancedchassissetup,e.g.foreverydayuse.

SPORTS Sportychassissetup,e.g.forasportydrivingresponse.

Selectingaprogramme
Switchontheignition.

Pressthe buttonuntiltherequiredprogrammeisdisplayed.

TheNORMALprogrammeisactiveifneither nor lightupinthebutton.Theprogrammeselectedwillremainsetevenaftertheignitionhas


beenswitchedoff.

WARNING
Adjustingthedampingsettingcouldalterthevehiclehandling.Theadaptivechassiscontrolmustnevertemptyouintotakinganyrisks
whendriving.

Alwaysadaptyourspeedanddrivingstyletosuitvisibility,weather,roadandtrafficconditions.

Ifthereisafaultintheadaptivechassiscontrol,thedisplays and willflashinthebutton.Thedrivingcomfortinthevehiclecouldbe


affecteduntilthefaultisfixed.Gotoaqualifiedworkshopandhavethesystemchecked.

Tyremonitoringsystems
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Typesoftyremonitoringsystems
Tyremonitorindicatorlamp
Tyrepressuremonitoringsystem
Tyremonitordisplay
Tyrepressuremonitoringsystem

Tyremonitoringsystemswarnthedriverabouttyrepressuresthataretoolow.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

TransportingTransporting

Braking,stoppingandparkingBraking,stoppingandparking

CleaningandcaringforthevehicleexteriorCaringforandcleaningthevehicleexterior

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

ConsumerinformationConsumerinformation

WARNING
Incorrecthandlingofthewheelsandtyrescanleadtoasuddenlossofpressureinthetyres,treadseparationandeventyreblowout.

Checktyrepressuresregularlyandalwayskeeptothespecifiedtyrepressurevalue.Ifthetyrepressureistoolow,thetyrecould
warmuptosuchanextentthatthetreadmayseparateandthetyrecouldburst.

AlwaysmaintaincorrectcoldtyreinflationpressureaslistedonthetyrepressurelabelWheelsandtyres.
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AlwaysmaintaincorrectcoldtyreinflationpressureaslistedonthetyrepressurelabelWheelsandtyres.

Checktyreinflationpressureregularlywhenthetyresarecold.Adjusttyrepressureinthecoldtyretotherecommendedtyrepressure
forthetyresinstalledonyourvehicleasnecessary.

Checkyourtyresregularlyforsignsofwearordamage.

Neverexceedthetopspeedandloadpermittedforthetyresthatarefitted.

Underinflatedtyreswillincreasefuelconsumptionandtyrewear.

Whennewtyresaredrivenathighspeedsforthefirsttime,theycanexpandslightlyandtriggeraoneoffpressurewarning.

OldtyresshouldonlybereplacedbytyresthathavebeenapprovedbyVolkswagenforthevehicletype.

Donotrelysolelyonthetyrepressuremonitoringsystem.Checkyourtyresregularlytomakesuretheyareproperlyinflatedandhavenosignsof

damage,suchaspunctures,cuts,cracks,andblisters.Removeanyobjectsthatbecomeembeddedinthetyretreadbuthavenotpenetratedintothebody
oftyreitself.

Typesoftyremonitoringsystems

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TherearevariousdifferentVolkswagentyremonitoringsystems:

Tyremonitordisplay
MonitoringoftherollingcircumferenceandthevibrationofallwheelsusingABSsensors(indirectmeasurement).

Indicatorlamp intheinstrumentcluster.

Operatingthemenutoupdatethesystemifthetyrepressurehasbeenaltered.

Tyrepressuremonitoringsystem
Monitoringtyrepressurebymeansofpressuresensorsineachtyrevalve(directmeasurement).

Indicatorlamp intheinstrumentcluster,graphicaldisplayshownontheinstrumentcluster.

Settingthesystemviamenusintheinstrumentcluster.

Partloadandfullloadpressurescanbeset.

Automaticreprogrammingifthetyrepressurehasbeenaltered.

Tyremonitorindicatorlamp

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Thetyrepressureofonetyreorseveraltyreshas Donotdriveon!Reducespeedimmediately.Stopthe
decreasedconsiderablyincomparisontothetyrepressure vehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.Avoidswerving
setbythedriverorthestructureofthetyreisdamaged.In manoeuvresandheavybraking!
addition,acorrespondingtextmessagemaybedisplayed Checkalltyresandthetyrepressures.Thedamagedtyreshould
ontheinstrumentcluster. bereplaced.

Flashes Possiblecause Correction

Ifthetyrepressureiscorrect,buttheindicatorlampfailstogoout
Systemfaulty.
aftertheignitionisswitchedoffandbackonagainandifitisnot
Indicatorlampflashesforaroundaminuteandthenshows
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Indicatorlampflashesforaroundaminuteandthenshows
possibletocalibratethetyremonitoringsystem,pleasegotoa
continuouslight.
qualifiedworkshop.Thesystemshouldbechecked.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Differingtyrepressuresortyrepressuresthataretoolowcancausetyrefailure,thelossofvehiclecontrol,accidents,seriousinjuryand
death.

Iftheindicatorlamp lightsup,stopthevehicleassoonaspossibleandcheckallthetyres.

Differenttyrepressuresortyrepressuresthataretoolowcanincreasewearonthetyres,reducevehiclestabilityandincreasethe
brakingdistance.

Differingtyrepressuresortyrepressuresthataretoolowcancausesuddentyrefailureandleadtoatyreburstandthelossof
controloverthevehicle.

Thedriverisresponsibleforthecorrecttyrepressureonalltyresonthevehicle.Therecommendedtyrepressurecanbefoundonthe
stickerWheelsandtyres.

Thetyremonitoringsystemcannotfunctioncorrectlyuntilallcoldwheelshavethecorrecttyrepressure.

Theuseofincorrecttyrepressurescancauseaccidentsandtyredamage.Alltyresmustalwayshavethecorrecttyrepressuretosuit
thevehicleload.

Alwaysinflatealltyrestothecorrecttyrepressurebeforeeveryjourney.

Ifdrivenwithinsufficientpressure,thetyreflexesmore.Thiscouldwarmupthetyretosuchanextentthatthetreadmayseparate
andthetyrecouldburst.

Highspeedsandoverloadingofthevehiclemaycausethetyrestoheatuptosuchanextentthatthetyreburstsandleadtoalossof
controloverthevehicle.

Ifthetyrepressureistoolowortoohigh,thetyreswillwearprematurelyandthevehiclewillnothandlewell.

Ifthetyreisnotflatanditisnotnecessarytochangethewheelimmediately,driveatlowspeedtothenearestqualifiedworkshopand
checkandcorrectthetyrepressure.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Drivingonunpavedroadsforalongtimeorasportydrivingstylecouldtemporarilydeactivatethetyremonitordisplay.Theindicatorlampshows

thefunctionalfault,butdisappearsiftheroadconditionsordrivingstylechange.

Tyrepressuremonitoringsystem
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Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Textmessage Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!Reducespeedimmediately.
Thewarningindicatesthatatyreislosing Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodo
pressurerapidly.Atleastonetyrehas so.Avoidswervingmanoeuvresandheavybraking.
FLATTYRE pressureoflessthan1.4bar Checkalltyresforexternaldamageandforeignbodies.
(20psi/140kPa)orlossofpressureofmore Checkthepressureofalltyres.Ifyoudonotneedto
than0.2bar/min(2.9psi/min/20kPa/min). changeatyreimmediately,youmaydriveslowlytothe
nearestqualifiedworkshop.

Thiswarningindicatesthatatleastonetyre Checkthetyrepressureofalltyresimmediately.Ifyou
TYREPRESSURETOO hasacriticaltyrepressurewhichismorethan donotneedtochangeatyreimmediately,youmay
LOW 0.5bar(7.25psi/50kPa)lowerthanthe driveatreducedspeedtothenearestqualified
targetpressure. workshop.

Whentheignitionisswitchedon,thewarning Checkthetyrepressuresonalltyresatthenext
CHECKTYRE showsthatthereisalossofpressureofmore opportunityandcorrectthemWheelsandtyres.

PRESSURES than0.3bar(4.35psi/30kPa)fromatleast Untilyouareabletomakethecorrection,avoidlong
onetyre. distancesandmaximumspeeds.

Flashes Textmessage Possiblecause Correction

Symbolflashesintermittentlywhilethevehicle
isinmotion.Thereisatransmissionfault
betweenthesensorandthesystem.The
functioncanbeaffectedtemporarilyifthereis Switchoffthedevicecausingtheproblem.
morethanonetransmitterinthedirectvicinity
workingonthesamefrequency(e.g.twoway
radio,remotecontrolortoys).

Iftheindicatorlampstillflashesandthenlightsup
Systemfaultyiftheindicatorlampflashesfor permanentlyaftertheignitionisswitchedoffandbackon

approx.1minuteandisconstantlylit. again,pleasegotoaqualifiedworkshop.Thesystem
shouldbechecked.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Differingtyrepressuresortyrepressuresthataretoolowcancausetyrefailure,thelossofvehiclecontrol,accidents,seriousinjuryand
death.

Iftheindicatorlamp lightsup,stopthevehicleassoonaspossibleandcheckallthetyres.

Differenttyrepressuresortyrepressuresthataretoolowcanincreasewearonthetyres,reducevehiclestabilityandincreasethe
brakingdistance.

Differingtyrepressuresortyrepressuresthataretoolowcancausesuddentyrefailureandleadtoatyreburstandthelossof
controloverthevehicle.

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Thedriverisresponsibleforthecorrecttyrepressureonalltyresonthevehicle.Therecommendedtyrepressurecanbefoundonthe
stickerWheelsandtyres.

Thetyremonitoringsystemcannotfunctioncorrectlyuntilallcoldwheelshavethecorrecttyrepressure.

Theuseofincorrecttyrepressurescancauseaccidentsandtyredamage.Alltyresmustalwayshavethecorrecttyrepressuretosuit
thevehicleload.

Alwaysinflatealltyrestothecorrecttyrepressurebeforeeveryjourney.

Ifdrivenwithinsufficientpressure,thetyreflexesmore.Thiscouldwarmupthetyretosuchanextentthatthetreadmayseparate
andthetyrecouldburst.

Highspeedsandoverloadingofthevehiclemaycausethetyrestoheatuptosuchanextentthatthetyreburstsandleadtoalossof
controloverthevehicle.

Ifthetyrepressureistoolowortoohigh,thetyreswillwearprematurelyandthevehiclewillnothandlewell.

Ifthetyreisnotflatanditisnotnecessarytochangethewheelimmediately,driveatlowspeedtothenearestqualifiedworkshopand
checkandcorrectthetyrepressure.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Tyremonitordisplay

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

ThetyremonitordisplayusesdatafromtheABSsensorsandotherfunctionstocheckthespeedofrotationandtherollingcircumferenceoftheindividual
wheels.Anychangeintherollingcircumferenceofoneormorewheelsisshownbythetyremonitordisplayintheinstrumentcluster.

Changesintherollingcircumference
Therollingcircumferenceofatyrecanchange:

Ifthetyrepressurehasbeenchangedmanually.

Ifthetyrepressureistoolow.

Ifthetyrehasstructuraldamage.

Ifthevehicleisloadedmoreheavilyononeside.

Ifthewheelsononeaxleareloadedmoreheavily,e.g.highpayload.

Ifsnowchainshavebeenfitted.

Ifatemporarysparewheelhasbeenfitted.

Ifonewheelperaxlehasbeenchanged.

Thetyremonitordisplay may,incertaincircumstances,becomeslowormaynotdisplayanything,e.g.withasportydrivingstyle,winterdriving
conditionsoronunpavedroadsorwhendrivingwithsnowchains.

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Calibratingtyremonitordisplay
Thetyremonitordisplaywillhavetoberecalibratedafterchangingthetyrepressureandafterchangingoneorseveralwheels.Thisalsoappliesfor
changingthewheels,e.g.fromthefronttotherear.

Switchontheignition.

callupthemenuoptionTyrepressureintheinstrumentclusterandsavethenewtyrepressuresVolkswageninformationsystem.

Thesystemcalibratesitselfindependentlyinnormalvehicleoperationforthetyrepressuresfilledbythedriverandthetyresthatarefitted.Therecorded
valuesareadoptedandmonitoredafteralongjourneyatvariousspeeds.

Ifthewheelsareloadedmoreheavilythannormal,e.g.heavypayload,thetyrepressuremustberaisedtotherecommendedfullloadtyrepressure
beforecalibrationWheelsandtyres.

ThetyrepressuremonitoringsystemstopsworkingifthereisanESP/ABSmalfunctionBraking,stoppingandparking.

Whenusingsnowchains,anincorrectdisplaymaybeshownasthesnowchainsincreasethetyrecircumference.

Tyrepressuremonitoringsystem

Fig.180Displayininstrumentcluster:currenttyrepressures

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Thetyrepressuremonitoringsystem(TPM)monitorsthetyrepressureofthe4wheelswhilethevehicleisinmotionusingwheelelectronicsonthetyres.
Followingalossinpressure,thesystemwillwarnthedriverusingavisualoracousticwarning.

Displayoftyrepressuresontheinstrumentcluster
OpenthemenuVehiclestatusintheinstrumentclusterdisplayVolkswageninformationsystem.Thevehicleisdisplayedwiththetargetandactual
pressuresinallthewheelsFig.180.

Key
Fig.180 Meaning

2.0 Actualpressureforfrontlefttyreinbar.

2.0 Actualpressureforfrontrighttyreinbar.

2.1 Targetpressureforbothfronttyresinbar.

1.8 Actualpressureforrearlefttyreinbar.

Systemfaultforrearrighttyre.

2.3 Targetpressureforbothreartyresinbar.

Whentheignitionisswitchedon,thelaststoredtyrepressureswillbedisplayedfirstthesevaluesareupdatedtotheactualpressuresanddisplayedwhen
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Whentheignitionisswitchedon,thelaststoredtyrepressureswillbedisplayedfirstthesevaluesareupdatedtotheactualpressuresanddisplayedwhen
thejourneyisstarted.Incasethetyrepressureistoolow,therelevanttyreisindicatedanddisplayedalongwiththeactualpressuresFig.180.

Switchingtyrepressuremonitoringsystemonoroff
Thesystemisswitchedonandoffautomatically.Ifthevehicleisfittedwithasetoftyresthatdonothavewheelsensors(e.g.wintertyres),thesystemis
switchedoffautomaticallyoncethevehiclestartsmoving.Thetyrepressureisnolongermonitored.Assoonasthetyrepressuremonitoringsystem
receivesatleastonesignal,itisswitchedonautomatically.

Adjustingthetyrepressure
Followinganyrelevantchangeintheloadlevel,thetyrepressuremustbecheckedandalteredasnecessary.Thetyrepressuresrecommendedforthe
vehicleareonastickerontheinsideofthetankflaporonthedriver'sdoorcolumnWheelsandtyres.

Ifthetyrepressurehastobealteredonawarmtyre,youshouldinflatethetyrewith0.20.3bar(2.94.4PSI/2030kPa)morethanthevaluegiven
onthetyrepressuresticker.

Thereadingsonthemanometerwhenfillingthetyresandthereadingonthetyrepressuresensorsmaybedifferent.Theelectronictyrepressurecontrol
systemprovidesmoreaccurateresults.

Selectingtargetpressuresforpartialorfullvehicleloading
Thedriverhastoselecttheappropriatetargettyrepressureforthepartiallyorfullyloadedvehicledependingontheloadvehiclelevel.

OpenthemainmenuSettingsintheinstrumentclusterdisplayVolkswageninformationsystem.

SelecttheTyrepressuresubmenu.

AfterselectingthemenuoptionLoad,youcanselectbetweenPartialloadorFullload.

Selectingtypeoftyre
Whilechangingthedimensionsofthetyres,itmaybenecessarytoadjustthetargetpressureforthenewtyres.Inthiscase,thecorrecttypeoftyreshould
beselectedfromthemainmenuSettings.Ifnoadjustmentisnecessary,theselectionmenuwillnotbeavailable.

OpenthemainmenuSettingsintheinstrumentclusterdisplayVolkswageninformationsystem.

SelecttheTyretypesubmenu.

Selecttheappropriatetyretypeandusethe OK buttontoconfirmtheselection.
Ifthedimensionsofthenewtyresaredifferentfromthoseofthefactoryfittedtyres,thecorrespondingtargettyrepressurescanbeenteredbya
Volkswagendealerusingthemenuoption Individual .

Synchronisingwheelelectronics

Manualsynchronisationisnotnecessaryafterwheelelectronicshavebeenreplacedortyreshavebeenchanged.Thetyrepressuremonitoringsystem
automaticallyrecognisesnewwheelelectronicsandsynchronisesthemimmediatelywhiledriving.

Sparewheel
Thetyrepressureofthesparewheelintheluggagecompartmentisnotmonitored.

Storingtyres
Ifthetyresarenotbeingused,thesensorswillnottransmitthetyrepressure.Thisstopsthesensorbatteriesdischarging.

NOTICE
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NOTICE
Thetyrepressuresensorsaremountedonspecialaluminiumvalvesonthewheels.Thesevalvesaresecurelyscrewedin.When
inflatingthetyresandcheckingthetyrepressure,donotbendthevalvesintoposition.

Ifvalvecapsaremissing,thevalveandtyrepressuremonitorsensorscouldbedamaged.Alwaysusevalvecapsthatcomplywiththe
factoryfittedvalvecapspecifications.Alwaysscrewonvalvecapsfully.Donotusemetalvalvecaps.

Donotuseconveniencevalvecapsastheydonotformaproperseal.Thiscancausedamagetothesensors.

Donotdamagethevalvesandsensorswhenfittingdifferenttyres.

Duetoageingeffectsontherubberseals,thefittedaluminiumvalvesshouldbereplacedafterapproximatelysixyearsduringatyre
change.Oncetheyhavebeenremoved,thealuminiumvalvescannotbeusedagainandmustbereplaced.However,thetyrepressure
sensorscanbeusedagain.

Airconditioningsystem
Heating,ventilating,cooling
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Controls
Informationontheairconditioningsystem
Vents
Airrecirculationmode

DisplaysfortheClimatronicinformation
InformationontheClimatronicisdisplayedbrieflyonthescreenofthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem.

Theunitsofthetemperaturedisplaycanbeshowninthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystemand,dependingonthevehicleequipment,canbe
alteredintheSettingsmenuintheinstrumentcluster.

Thedustandpollenfilter
Thedustandpollenfilterwithactivatedcharcoalreducesthelevelofimpuritiesintheoutsideairenteringthevehicle.

Fortheairconditioningsystemtoworkwithmaximumefficiency,thedustandpollenfiltermustbereplacedattheintervalsspecifiedintheService
Schedule.

Iftheefficiencyofthefilterdeclinesprematurelyduetouseinareaswithveryhighlevelsofairpollution,thedustandpollenfiltermustbechangedmore
frequentlythanstatedintheServiceSchedule.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

Windscreenwiper/washerWindscreenwiperandwasher

Auxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem)Auxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem)

CleaningandcaringforthevehicleexteriorCaringforandcleaningthevehicleexterior

WARNING
Poorvisibilitythroughallwindowswillincreasetheriskofcollisionsandaccidentswhichcancauseseriousinjuries.

Alwaysensurethatallwindowsarefreeofice,snowandmistinordertohavegoodvisibility.

Maximumheatoutput,whichisneededtodefrostthewindowsasquicklyaspossible,isonlyavailablewhentheenginehasreached
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Maximumheatoutput,whichisneededtodefrostthewindowsasquicklyaspossible,isonlyavailablewhentheenginehasreached
itsoperatingtemperature.Donotstartyourjourneyuntilyouhavegoodvisibility.

Alwaysensurethattheairconditioningsystemandtheheatedrearwindowareusedcorrectlyinordertohavegoodvisibility.

Neverusetheairrecirculationmodeforanextendedperiod.Ifthecoolingsystemisswitchedoff,thewindowscouldmistupvery
quicklyinairrecirculationmodeandreducevisibilityconsiderably.

Alwaysswitchofftheairrecirculationmodeifitisnotrequired.

WARNING
Staleaircanquicklycausetirednessandlackofconcentrationinthedriverwhichinturncancausecollisions,accidentsandserious
injuries.

Neverswitchtheblowersoffortheairrecirculationmodeonforanextendedperiodasotherwisenofreshaircanenterthevehicle
interior.

NOTICE
Switchofftheairconditioningsystemifyoususpectthatithasbeendamaged.Thiscouldavoidfurtherdamage.Theairconditioning
systemshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Repairstotheairconditioningsystemrequirespecialistknowledgeandspecialtools.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagen
dealershipforthispurpose.

Ifthecoolingsystemisswitchedoff,theoutsideairthatisdrawnintothevehicleisnotdehumidified.Topreventthewindowsmistingover,

Volkswagenrecommendsthatyouleavetheairconditioning(compressor)switchedon.Todothispressthe AC button.Theindicatorlampinthe
buttonmustlightup.

Maximumheatoutput,whichisneededtodefrostthewindowsasquicklyaspossible,isonlyavailablewhentheenginehasreacheditsoperating

temperature.

Keeptheairintakeslotsinfrontofthewindscreenfreeofsnow,iceandleavestoensureheatingandcoolingisnotimpaired,andtopreventthe

windowsmistingover.

Controls

Fig.181Inthecentreconsole:airconditioningcontrols(manual)

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Fig.182Inthecentreconsole:Climatroniccontrols

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Pressthecorrespondingbuttontoswitchafunctiononoroff.Pressthebuttonagaintoswitchthefunctionoff.

LitLEDsinthecontrolsindicatewhethertherespectivefunctionisactive.

Button,Control Additionalinformationinairconditioningsystem(manual)Fig.182
andClimatronicFig.181.

Temperature
Airconditioningsystem(manual):turntheregulatortosetthetemperatureasrequired.Maximumcoolingisachieved

inPosition .Theairrecirculationmodeandthecoolingsystemareswitchedonautomatically.
...
Climatronic:theleftandrighthandsidecanbesetindependentlyofeachother.Turntheregulatortosetthetemperature
asrequired.

Blower.

Airconditioningsystem(manual):position0:blowerandairconditioningsystem(manual)switchedoff,
...
Position4:maximumbloweroutput
...
Climatronic:thestrengthoftheblowerisregulatedautomatically.Theblowercanalsobesetmanually.

Airdistribution.
Airconditioningsystem(manual):turnthecontrolinfinitelytodirecttheflowofairasrequired.
Climatronic:flowofairissetautomatically.ItcanalsobeswitchedonmanuallywiththebuttonsFig.182 .
Climatronic:displaysthetemperaturesetfortheleftandrightsides.

Airconditioningsystem(manual):defrosterfunction.Airdistributiontothewindscreen.Theairrecirculationmodewill
beswitchedoffautomatically,ornotswitchedonatall,inthisposition.Increasethepoweroftheblowerinordertoremove
condensation,frostetc.fromthewindscreenasquicklyaspossible.Thecoolingsystemisswitchedonautomaticallyto
dehumidifytheair.

Button,Control Additionalinformationinairconditioningsystem(manual)Fig.182
andClimatronicFig.181.
Climatronic:defrostfunction.Theairdrawninfromoutsidethevehicleisdirectedatthewindscreenandtheair
recirculationmodeisswitchedoffautomatically.Inordertodemistthewindscreenasquicklyaspossible,theairwillbe
dehumidifiedattemperatureshigherthanapproximately+3C(+38F)andtheblowerwillbesettoahighspeed.

Airdistributiontotheupperbodyviatheairventsinthedashpanel.

Airdistributiontofootwell.

Airconditioningsystem(manual):airdistributiontothewindscreenandthefootwell.

Climatronic:airdistributedupwards.

Pressthebuttontoswitchthecoolingsystemonoroff.

Rearwindowheating:onlyfunctionswhentheengineisrunningandwillswitchoffautomaticallyafterapproximately
10minutes.

Airconditioningsystem(manual):airrecirculationmodeAirrecirculationmode.
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Airconditioningsystem(manual):airrecirculationmodeAirrecirculationmode.

Climatronic:manualautomaticairrecirculationmodeAirrecirculationmode.

Climatronic:dependingonthevehicleequipmentlevel,abuttonforthewindscreenheatingmaybelocatedintheair
conditioningcontrolunit.Thewindscreenheateronlyfunctionswhentheengineisrunningandwillswitchitselfoff
automaticallyafterafewminutes.

ImmediateheatbuttonfortheauxiliaryheaterAuxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem).

Switchoff.
Airconditioning(manual):turntheblowertolevel0.

Climatronic:pressthebutton OFF orturntheblowermanuallyto0.Anindicatorlampinthe OFF buttonlightsup
whenthesystemisswitchedoff.

Climatronic:applydriversidetemperaturesettingstothepassengerside:iftheindicatorlampinthe SYNC buttonis


litup,thetemperaturesettingsforthedriversidewillalsoapplytothepassengerside.

Pressthebuttonoractivatethetemperatureselectorforthepassengersidetosetdifferenttemperaturesettingsforthe
passengerside.Theindicatorlampinthebuttonisnotlitup.

Climatronic:automatictemperature,blowerandairdistributioncontrol.

Pressbutton:theAUTOHighfunctionisswitchedon.Theindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.

WARNING
Neverswitchtheblowersoffforanextendedperiodasnofreshairwillenterthevehicleinterior.

Staleaircanquicklycausetirednessandlackofconcentrationinthedriverandthepassengerswhichinturncancauseaccidents
andseriousinjuries.

Informationontheairconditioningsystem

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Thecoolingsystemforthevehicleinterioronlyworkswhentheengineisrunningandtheblowerisswitchedon.

Theairconditioningsystemoperatesmosteffectivelywiththewindowsandthesliding/tiltingroofclosed.However,ifthevehiclehasheatedupafter
standinginthesunforsometime,theairinsidecanbecooledmorequicklybyopeningthewindowsandthesliding/tiltingroofforashorttime.

Settingsforoptimalroadvisibility
Whenthecoolingsystemisswitchedon,notonlythetemperature,butalsotheairhumidityinthevehicleinteriorisreduced.Thisimprovescomfortforthe
vehicleoccupantsandpreventsmistingofthewindowswhentheoutsideairhumidityishigh.

Airconditioningsystem(manual)

SwitchoffairrecirculationmodeAirrecirculationmode.

Settheblowerstothedesiredlevel.

Settemperatureselectortothemiddleposition.

OpenandpositionallventsonthedashpanelVents.

Turntheairdistributioncontrollertothedesiredposition.

Pressthe AC buttontoswitchthecoolingsystemon.Theindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.
Climatronic

Pressthe AUTO button.


Settemperatureto+22C(+72F).

OpenandpositionallventsonthedashpanelVents.

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Climatronic:selectingthetemperatureunitinthedisplayofthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystem
ItispossibletochoosebetweenCelsiusandFahrenheitforthetemperaturedisplayinthefactoryfittedradioornavigationsystemviathemenuinthe
instrumentclusterVolkswageninformationsystem.

Thecoolingsystemcannotbeswitchedon
Ifthecoolingsystemcannotbeswitchedon,itmaybeforthefollowingreasons:

Theengineisnotrunning.

Theblowerisswitchedoff.

Theairconditionerfusehasblown.

Theambienttemperatureislowerthanapproximately+3C(+38F).

Thecompressorhasbeentemporarilyswitchedoffbecausethecoolanttemperatureistoohigh.

Thereisadifferentfaultinthevehicle.Theairconditioningsystemshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Thingstonote
Ifthehumidityandtemperatureoutsidethevehiclearehigh,condensationcandripofftheevaporatorinthecoolingsystemandformapoolunderneath
thevehicle.Thisisnormalanddoesnotindicatealeak!

Thewindscreenmaymistupafterstartingtheengineduetoresidualhumidityintheairconditioningsystem.Switchthedefrostfunctiononinorder

toclearthewindscreenofcondensationormistasquicklyaspossible.

Vents

Fig.183Inthedashpanel:vents

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Vents
Toensurethatthevehicleinteriorissufficientlyheated,ventilatedandcooled,neverfullyclosetheventsFig.183 .
Turnthethumbwheelintherequireddirectiontoopenandclosethevents.

Adjustthedirectionoftheairflowbymovingthegrille.

Furtherventscanbefoundinthefootwellandintherearareaofthevehicleinterior.

Climatronic:indirectventilation
HavingtheClimatroniconautomaticmodealsomeansthatindirectventilationiscontrolled,whichensuresdraughtfreeventilation.Theairwillthenflow
overthenonclosableoutletsurfaceFig.183 .
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NOTICE
Donotplaceanyfood,medicineoranyotherheatsensitiveitemsinfrontofthevents.Heatsensitivefood,medicineandotheritems
couldbeeitherdamagedorrendereduseless.

Theairfromtheoutletsflowsthroughthepassengercompartmentandoutofthevehiclethroughtheslotsbelowtherearwindow.Theslotsmust

notbecoveredbyitemsofclothingorotheritems.

Airrecirculationmode

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Generalnotes

Therearedifferenttypesofairrecirculationmode:
Manualairrecirculationmode(Airconditioningsystem(manual)).

Leftindicatorlamplitupinthebutton:manualairrecirculationmode(Climatronic).

Rightindicatorlamplitupinthebutton:automaticairrecirculationmode
(Climatronic).

Theairrecirculationmodepreventsairfromoutsidefromenteringthevehicle.

Iftheoutsidetemperatureisveryhigh,themanualairrecirculationmodeshouldbeselectedforashorttimeinordertocoolthevehicleinteriormore
quickly.

Forsafetyreasons,theairrecirculationmodewillswitchoffifthebutton or ispressed,oriftheairdistributionregulatoris
turnedto .

SwitchingthemanualairrecirculationmodeonandoffintheClimatronic
Switchingon:pressthe buttonrepeatedlyuntiltheindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.

Switchingoff:pressthe buttonrepeatedlyuntiltheindicatorlampinthebuttonisnolongerlitup.

SwitchingthemanualairrecirculationmodeonandoffintheClimatronic
Switchingon:pressthe buttonuntiltheleftindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.

Switchingoff:pressthe buttonrepeatedlyuntiltheindicatorlampinthebuttonisnolongerlitup.

Functionoftheautomaticairrecirculationmode
Inposition freshairwillenterthevehicleinterior.Theairrecirculationmodewillswitchonautomaticallyifthesystemdetectsanincreaseinthe
concentrationofnoxioussubstancesintheoutsideair.Theairrecirculationmodewillswitchoffassoonasthislevelhasreturnedtonormal.

Thesystemcannotdetectunpleasantsmells.

Theairrecirculationmodewillnotbeswitchedonautomaticallywiththefollowingoutsidetemperaturesandconditions:

Thecoolingsystemisswitchedon(indicatorlampinthe AC buttonislitup)andtheambienttemperatureiscolderthan+3C(+38F).
Thecoolingsystemandthewindscreenwipersareswitchedoffandtheambienttemperatureiscolderthan+10C(+50F).
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Thecoolingsystemandthewindscreenwipersareswitchedoffandtheambienttemperatureiscolderthan+10C(+50F).

Thecoolingsystemisswitchedoff,theambienttemperatureiscolderthan+15C(+59F)andthewindscreenwiperisswitchedon.

Switchingtheautomaticairrecirculationmodeonandoff
Switchingon:pressthe buttonrepeatedlyuntiltherightindicatorlampinthebuttonlightsup.

Switchingoff:pressthe buttonrepeatedlyuntiltheindicatorlampinthebuttonisnolongerlitup.

Switchingtheautomaticairrecirculationmodeofftemporarily
Pressthe buttononcetoselectthemanualmodeifunpleasantodoursaredetected.Theleftindicatorlamplightsup.

Pressthe buttonagainaftermorethan2secondshaveelapsedinordertoreactivatetheautomaticairrecirculationmode.Theright
indicatorlamplightsup.

WARNING
Staleaircanquicklycausetirednessandlackofconcentrationinthedriverwhichinturncancausecollisions,accidentsandserious
injuries.

Neverusetheairrecirculationmodeforanextendedperiodasnofreshairwillenterthevehicleinterior.

Ifthecoolingsystemisswitchedoff,thewindowscouldmistupveryquicklyinairrecirculationmodeandreducevisibility
considerably.

Alwaysswitchofftheairrecirculationmodeifitisnotrequired.

NOTICE
Invehicleswithanairconditioningsystem,donotsmokewhentheairrecirculationmodeisswitchedon.Thesmokedrawnintothe
coolingsystemcanleavearesidueontheevaporatorandthedustandpollenfilterwithactivecarboninsert,producingapermanent
unpleasantodour.

Climatronic:whenreversingthevehicleorwhenthewashandwipesystemisbeingused,theairrecirculationmodewillswitchontemporarilyto

preventexhaustemissionsfromenteringthevehicleinterior.

Auxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Switchingtheauxiliaryheateronoroff
Remotecontrol
Programmingtheauxiliaryheater
Operation

Theauxiliaryheaterissuppliedwithfuelfromthevehiclefueltankandcanbeusedwhenthevehicleisinmotionorstationary.

Intheinstrumentcluster,selecttherequiredmodeHeatingorVentilationProgrammingtheauxiliaryheater.

UsingthemodeHeatingwiththeauxiliaryheaterswitchedonbeforestartingyourjourneyinwinterwillclearthewindscreenofice,condensationanda
thinlayerofsnow.

Insummer,youcanventilateahotvehicleinteriorbeforestartingyourjourneyinthemodeVentilationandthusreducethetemperatureinsidethe
vehicle.

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Additionalinformationandwarnings:
VolkswageninformationsystemVolkswageninformationsystem

Heating,ventilating,coolingHeating,ventilating,cooling

FillingthetankFillingthetank

ConsumerinformationConsumerinformation

DANGER
Swallowingbatterieswithadiameterof20mmorotherlithiumbatteriescanresultinsevereorevenfatalinjurieswithinaveryshort
periodoftime.

Alwayskeepthevehiclekey,keyringwithbatteries,sparebatteries,roundcellsandotherbatteriesthatarelargerthan20mmoutof
thereachofchildren.

Obtainmedicalassistanceimmediatelyifyoususpectthatsomeonehasswallowedabattery.

WARNING
Thefumesfromtheauxiliaryheatercontaincarbonmonoxidewhichisanodourlessandcolourlesspoisonousgas.Carbonmonoxide
cancauselossofconsciousnessanddeath.

Neverstartorruntheauxiliaryheaterinunventilatedorclosedrooms.

Neverprogramtheauxiliaryheatersothatitisswitchedonandruninunventilatedorenclosedareas.

WARNING
Partsoftheauxiliaryheaterexhaustsystembecomeveryhot.Thiscouldcauseafire.

Parkthevehiclesothatnopartoftheexhaustsystemcancomeintocontactwithanyinflammablematerialunderneaththevehicle,
e.g.drygrass.

NOTICE
Donotplaceanyfood,medicineoranyotherheatsensitiveitemsinfrontofthevents.Heatsensitivefood,medicineandotheritems
couldbeeitherdamagedorrendereduseless.

Switchingtheauxiliaryheateronoroff

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Switchingontheauxiliaryheater:
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Heating,ventilating,
Manuallywiththeimmediateheatbuttonintheairconditioningsystem.
cooling

ON Manuallywiththeremotecontrol. Remotecontrol

Programmingthe
Automaticallywithaprogrammedandactivatedswitchontime.
auxiliaryheater

Switchingofftheauxiliaryheater:
Heating,ventilating,
Manuallywiththeimmediateheatbuttonintheairconditioningsystem.
cooling

OFF Manuallywiththeremotecontrol. Remotecontrol

Programmingthe
Automaticallyafterthesetperiodhaselapsed.
auxiliaryheater

Automaticallyiftheindicatorlamp lightsup(fuellevel). Fillingthetank

Automaticallyifthechargelevelofthevehiclebatteryistoolow. Vehiclebattery

Thingstonote
Theauxiliaryheaterrunsonforashorttimeafteritisswitchedoffsothatthefuelremaininginthesystemcanbeburntoff.Theexhaustgasesinthe
systemcanalsobeemitted.

Remotecontrol

Fig.184Auxiliaryheater:remotecontrol

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Fig.185Auxiliaryheater:batterycoverfortheremotecontrol

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Fig.184 Meaning

ON Switchesontheauxiliaryheater.

OFF Switchesofftheauxiliaryheater.

Aerial.

Indicatorlamp.

Pressingthebuttonontheremotecontrolcanswitchontheauxiliaryheaterunintentionally.Thisalsoappliesifyouareoutsidetheeffectiverangeofthe
controlortheindicatorlampisflashing.

Indicatorlampintheremotecontrol
Theindicatorlampintheremotecontrolprovidestheuserwithavarietyofinformationaftereachinput:

BatteryindicatorlampFig.184 Meaning

Lightsupgreenforapproximately2seconds. Theauxiliaryheaterhasbeenswitchedonbypressing ON .

Lightsupredforapproximately2seconds. Theauxiliaryheaterhasbeenswitchedoffbypressing OFF .

Flashesgreenslowlyforapproximately2seconds(aroundfour
Thesignaltoswitchonhasnotbeenreceiveda) .
timespersecond)

BatteryindicatorlampFig.184 Meaning

Theauxiliaryheaterisblocked.
Flashesgreenrapidlyforapproximately2seconds(aroundten Possiblereasons:thefueltankisnearlyempty,thevehiclebatteryisweakorthereisa
timespersecond) fault.

Flashesredforapproximately2seconds(aroundfourtimes
Thesignaltoswitchoffhasnotbeenreceiveda) .
persecond)

Lightsuporangeforapproximately2seconds,thenturns Thebatteryintheremotecontrolisweak.However,theswitchon/offsignalhasstill
green/red. beenreceived.

Lightsuporangeforapproximately2seconds,thenturns Thebatteryintheremotecontrolisweak.Theswitchon/offsignalhasnotbeen
green/red. received.

Thebatteryintheremotecontrolisdischarged.Theswitchon/offsignalhasnotbeen
Flashesorangeforapproximately5seconds.
received.

Replacingthebatteryfortheremotecontrol
IftheindicatorlampintheremotecontrolFig.184 doesnotlightupwhenthebuttonispressed,thebatteryintheremotecontrolshouldbe
changedsoon.

Thebatteryislocatedontherearsideoftheremotecontrolunderneathacover.

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Toopenthecover,useaflatobject(e.g.acoin)toturntheslotagainstthedirectionofthearrowtothemarkFig.185.

Removethebatteries.

Fitnewbattery.Whenchangingthebatteries,ensurethattheyareinsertedcorrectly(poles)andthattheyarethesametype .

Fitbatterycoverandturninthedirectionofthearrowuntilitreachesthemarkdenotingitsstartingposition.

Range
Thereceiverisinthevehicleinterior.Theremotecontrolkeyhasarangeofseveralhundredmetreswhenthebatteryisfullycharged.Obstaclesbetween
theremotecontrolkeyandthevehicle,badweatherconditionsandaflatbatteryintheremotecontrolkeycanconsiderablyreducetherangeofthe
remotecontrol.

AnoptimalrangeisachievediftheremotecontrolisheldverticallywiththeaerialFig.184 atthetop.Donotholdtheaerialwithyourfingersorthe
palmofyourhand.

Thedistancebetweentheremotecontrolandthevehiclemustbeatleast2metres.

NOTICE
Theremotecontrolcontainselectroniccomponents.Protecttheremotecontrolfrommoisture,excessivevibrationanddirect
sunlight.

Unsuitablebatteriescandamagetheremotecontrol.Replaceadischargedbatteryonlywithanewbatteryofthesamevoltagerating,
sizeandspecification.

Dischargedbatteriesmustbedisposedofinaccordancewithregulationsgoverningtheprotectionoftheenvironment.

Thebatteryintheremotecontrolmaycontainperchlorate.Pleasecomplywithlegislationregardingdisposal.

Protecttheremotecontrolagainstinadvertentoperationinordertopreventtheauxiliaryheaterfrombeingswitchedonunintentionally.

a) Theremotecontrolisoutofrange.Moveclosertothevehicleandpressthecorrespondingbuttonagain.

Programmingtheauxiliaryheater

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Theheatingortheventilationofthevehicleinteriorcanbeprogrammedtoswitchonforasetperiod.

BeforeprogrammingcheckthesettingforthedayoftheweekinthemenuAuxiliaryheatingDayoftheweek .

OpeningtheAuxiliaryheatermenuintheinstrumentcluster
Inthemainmenu,selectthesubmenuAuxiliaryheaterandpressthe OK buttoninthewindscreenwiperlever.

OR:pressthearrowbuttons or inthemultifunctionsteeringwheeluntilthemenuAuxiliaryheaterisdisplayed.

Menuentries Description
Thesettingwhetherandatwhattimetheauxiliaryheaterswitchesitselfonautomatically.Todothis,activateapreset
time:
Activate Theactivepresettimeismarkedwitha .
Deactivate Onlyonepresettimecanbeactiveatonetime.Ifapresettimeisactive,thedisplaywillshowProgrammingOn.Ifno
presettimehasbeenactivated,theinstrumentclusterdisplaywillshowProgrammingOff.
TochangeanactivepresettimeyoumusteitheractivateadifferentpresettimeorselectDeactivate.

Presettime1
Set3differentstarttimes(hh.mm)whichcanthenbeselectedinthemenuoptionActivate.Iftheauxiliaryheaterisonly
Presettime2
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Set3differentstarttimes(hh.mm)whichcanthenbeselectedinthemenuoptionActivate.Iftheauxiliaryheaterisonly
Presettime2
tobeswitchedonforacertaindayoftheweek,youcanselectthedayoftheweekinadditiontothestarttime.
Presettime3

Runningtime Therunningtimeisapproximately10to60minutesandcanbesetinstepsof5minutes.

Mode Setwhetherthevehicleinteriorshouldbeheatedorventilatedwhentheauxiliaryheaterisswitchedon.

Dayoftheweek Setthecurrentdayoftheweek.

Factorysetting Resetsthefunctionsinthismenutothefactorysettings.

Back Returntothemainmenu.

Programmingcheck
Ifapresettimehasbeenactivated,theindicatorlampintheimmediateheatbutton willlightupforapproximately10secondsaftertheignitionis
switchedoff.

WARNING
Neverprogramtheauxiliaryheatingsystemsothatisswitchedonandruninunventilatedorenclosedareas.Thefumesfromthe
auxiliaryheatingsystemcontaincarbonmonoxide,whichisanodourlessandcolourlesspoisonousgas.Carbonmonoxidecancause
lossofconsciousnessanddeath.

Operation

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Theauxiliaryheaterexhaustsystem,locatedunderthevehicle,mustnotbeblockedbysnow,mudorotheritems.Theexhaustfumesmustnotbe
obstructedinanyway.Theemissionsgeneratedbytheauxiliaryheaterareremovedviaanexhaustpipefittedunderneaththevehicle.

Whenthevehicleinteriorisbeingheated,thewarmairisfirstdirectedtowardsthewindscreenandthenviatheairventstothevehicleinterior.Thisis
dependentontheambienttemperature.Youcandeterminetheflowoftheairbyadjustingthepositionofthevents,forexampletofacethesidewindows.

Thetemperaturewithwhichtheauxiliaryheaterheatsthevehicleinteriorcouldbehigherifthetemperaturecontroloftheairconditionerwassettothe
highestsettingbeforetheauxiliaryheaterwasswitchedon.Thisdependsalsoontheambienttemperature.

Dependingontheenginefittedinthevehicle,asecondvehiclebatterymaybefittedintheluggagecompartmentofvehiclesequippedwithanauxiliary
heaterandthisbatterysuppliestheauxiliaryheaterwithelectricity.

Whenistheauxiliaryheaternotswitchedon?
Theauxiliaryheaterrequiresapproximatelythesameamountofelectricityasthedippedbeamheadlights.Ifthechargelevelofthevehiclebatteryis
low,theauxiliaryheaterwillswitchoffautomaticallyorcannotbeswitchedon.Thiswillpreventproblemswithstartingtheengine.

Activationisforoneheatingperiodonly.Thepresettimehastobeactivatedforeverystart.

Operatingnoisescanbeheardiftheauxiliaryheaterisswitchedon.

Athighlevelsofhumidityintheoutsideair,butatlowtemperatures,condensationfromtheairconditioningsystemmayevaporatethroughthe

activeauxiliaryheater.Ifthisisthecase,steammayappearunderneaththevehicle.Thevehicleisnotdamaged.

Thevehiclebatterywilldischargeiftheauxiliaryheaterrunsseveraltimesinanextendedperiod.Drivethevehicleforanappropriatedistancein

ordertorechargethevehiclebattery.Asaruleofthumb,drivethevehicleforthelengthoftimeyouranthesystem.

Atthefillingstation
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Fillingthetank
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Indicatorlampsandfuelgauge
Fillingthetankwithpetrol,dieselorE85
Fillingthetankwithnaturalgas
Capacities
Checkswhenfillingthetank

Thefuelcapislocatedattherearrighthandsideofthevehicle.

Vehicleswithanaturalgasenginehave2fueltanks:onefornaturalgasandoneforpetrolIndicatorlampsandfuelgauge.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

FuelFuel

Selectivecatalyticreduction(AdBlue)Selectivecatalyticreduction(AdBlue)

PreparationforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment

WARNING
Fillingthetankincorrectlyandincorrecthandlingoffuelcancauseexplosions,fire,seriousburnsandotherinjuries.

Alwaysensurethatthetankcapisclosedproperlytopreventtheevaporationandspillageoffuel.

Fuelishighlyexplosiveandinflammableandcancauseseriousburnsandotherinjuries.

Fuelcouldspilloutiftheengineisnotswitchedofforthefillernozzleisnotfullyinsertedintothefuelfillerneckwhenfillingthe
tank.Thiscouldcausefire,explosions,seriousburnsandotherinjuries.

Whenrefuelling,theengine,auxiliaryheater(Auxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem))andtheignitionmustbeswitched
offforsafetyreasons.

Whenfillingthetank,alwaysswitchoffyourmobiletelephoneandtwowayradiooranyotherradioequipment.Electromagnetic
radiationcouldgeneratesparkswhichcouldinturnstartafire.

Whenfillingthetank,nevergetintothevehicle.Ifinexceptionalcasesyouhavetoenterthevehicle,closethedoorandtoucha
metalobjectbeforetouchingthefillernozzleagain.Thiswillremoveanyelectrostaticchargefromyou.Failuretodosocould
generateaspark.Sparkscouldcauseafirewhenfillingthetank.

Neverfillthetankorfillupasparecanisternearopenflames,sparksorglowingitems(e.g.cigarettes).

Electrostaticdischargeandelectromagneticradiationmustbeavoidedwhenfillingthetank.

Followallapplicablesafetyinformationprovidedbythefillingstationwhenfillingthetank.

Neverspillfuelinthevehicleorintheluggagecompartment.

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WARNING
Forsafetyreasons,Volkswagendoesnotrecommendcarryingasparefuelcanisterinthevehicle.Fuelcouldspilloutofthefullorempty
canisterandsetalight.Thisisespeciallyrelevantintheeventofanaccident.Thiscouldcauseexplosions,fireandinjuries.

If,inexceptionalcircumstances,youhavetotransportasparefuelcanister,pleasenotethefollowing:
Whenrefillingneverplacethecanisterinorontopofthevehicle,forexampleintheluggagecompartmentoronthebootlid.
Theremaybeanelectrostaticchargeduringrefillingcausingthefuelfumestoignite.

Alwaysplacethesparefuelcanisterontheground.

Whenfillingasparefuelcanister,placethefillernozzleasfaraspossibleintothefilleropening.

Ifthesparefuelcanisterismadeofmetal,thefillernozzlemusthaveconstantcontactwiththecanisterinordertoavoidstatic
charging.

Pleasefollowalllegislationconcerningtheuse,stowageandtransportofasparefuelcanister.

PleaseensurethatthesparefuelcanistercorrespondswiththeindustrystandardforexampleANSIorASTMF85286.

NOTICE
Removespiltfuelfromallvehiclecomponentsasquicklyaspossibleinordertoavoiddamagetothewheelhousing,tyresandvehicle
paint.

Fillingthetankwithpetrolinavehiclefittedwithadieselengineorwithdieselinvehicleequippedwithapetrolenginecancause
seriousandexpensiveenginedamageanddamagetothefuelsystemthatisnotcoveredbyanyVolkswagenguarantee.Ifyouhave
refilledusingtheincorrectfuel,donotstarttheengineunderanycircumstances.Thisalsoappliesevenifonlyasmallamountofthe
incorrectfuelhasbeenrefilled.Seekexpertassistance.Thesefuelscancauseseriousdamagetothefuelsystemandtotheengine
itselfiftheengineisswitchedon.

Vehicleswithadieselengineshouldundernocircumstancesbefilledanddrivenwithpetrol,kerosene,heatingoiloranyotherfuels
thathavenotbeenclearlyapprovedfordieselengines.Otherfuelscouldcauseextensiveandexpensiveenginedamageanddamage
tothefuelsystemwhichwillnotbecoveredbyanyVolkswagenguarantee.

Fuelscanpollutetheenvironment.Anyspiltservicefluidsmustbecleanedupanddisposedofproperly.

Thetankflapcannotbeopenedmanually.Seekexpertassistanceifnecessary.

Indicatorlampsandfuelgauge

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Fig.186Intheinstrumentcluster:fuelgaugeforpetrolanddiesel

Fig.187Intheinstrumentcluster:naturalgasfuelgauge

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Pointerposition Possiblecause Correction


Fig.186

Fueltanknearlyempty.
Redmarking(arrow) Fillthetankassoonaspossible .
ReservequantityisbeingusedCapacities.

Thetankcapisnotclosedproperly. Stopthevehicleandclosethetankflapproperly.

Vehiclerunningonnaturalgas.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

Whentheindicatorlamp lightsup,thesupplementaryheatingsystemandfuelpoweredauxiliaryheaterswitchoffautomatically.

Naturalgasengines
Theindicatorlamp lightsup,ifbothfueltypes(petrolandnaturalgas)havereachedthereservelevel.

Theindicatorlamp lightsupifthevehicleisrunningonnaturalgas.

Theindicatorlamp willgooutoncethenaturalgastankisempty.Theengineswitchestopetrolmode.

Thingstonote:Ifthevehicleisparkedforanextendedperioddirectlyafterrefuelling,itmaywelloccurthatthepointerforthenaturalgasenginedoes
notindicatethefuellevelshowndirectlyafterrefuelling.Thisdoesnotmeanthatthereisaleakinthesystem,butratherthatfortechnicalreasonsthe
pressurehasbeendecreasedinthenaturalgastankfollowingacoolingphasedirectlyafterrefilling.

WARNING
Drivingthevehiclewhenthefuellevelistoolowcouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsandseriousinjuries.

Whenthefuellevelistoolow,thefuelsupplytotheenginecouldbeirregular,especiallywhendrivingupordownhillsandinclines.

Thesteering,alldriverassistsystemsandbrakeassistsystemswillnotfunctioniftheenginesputtersorstopscompletelyduetoa
lackoffuelorirregularfuelsupply.

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Alwaysfillthetankwhenitisstill1/4full.Thisreducestheriskofrunningoutoffuelandbreakingdown.

NOTICE
Toavoiddamagetoyourvehicle,alwaysobservetheindicatorlampsandassociatedwarningtexts.

Donotrunthetankempty.Irregularfillingperiodscouldcausebackfiringandallowunburntfueltoentertheexhaustsystem.The
catalyticconverterordieselparticulatefiltercouldbedamagedasaresult!

ThesmallarrownexttothepetrolpumpsymbolFig.186inthedisplayinstrumentshowsyouthesideofthevehicleonwhichthetankflapis

located.

Fillingthetankwithpetrol,dieselorE85

Fig.188Opentankflapwithtankcapattachedtotheholder

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Switchofftheengine,ignition,mobiletelephoneandauxiliaryheaterbeforefillingthetankandleavethemswitchedoffduringrefilling.

Openingthetankcap
Thetankflapisattherearofthevehicleontheright.

Unlockthevehicleusingthevehiclekeyorthe buttoninthedriverdoorCentrallockingsystem.
Thetankflapisattherearofthevehicleontheright.

Pressattherearofthetankflapandopen.

TurnthetankcapanticlockwisetoremoveitandplaceitintheholderinthetankflaphingeFig.188.

Fillingthetank
ThecorrectfuelgradeforyourvehicleisshownonastickerontheinsideofthetankflapFuel.

Thefueltankisfullwhentheproperlyoperatedautomaticfillernozzleclicksoffforthefirsttime .

Donotcontinuefillingthetankafteritswitchesoff.Theexpansionspaceinthefueltankwillotherwisefillupandthefuelcouldspillout.Thiscouldalso
happenwhenthefuelwarmsupandexpands.

Closingthetankcap
Turnthetankcapclockwiseintothefuelfillerneckuntilyoucanhearitengage.

Closethetankflapsothatitengagesaudibly.Thetankflapmustbeflushwiththevehiclebodywork.

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Afterrefuellingbioethanolvehicles
MultiFuelenginescanberuneitherwithpetrol(RON95)orwithbioethanolE85aswellaswithallmixturesofthesetwofuelsBioethanol(Ethylalcohol)
.Theproportionofbioethanolcontainedinthefuelmustnotexceed85% .Theprocedureforrefillingthevehicleisthesameoneusedforrefilling
withpetrolFillingthetankwithpetrol,dieselorE85.

Afterrefuellingwithabioethanolpetrolmixture,driveforatleastfiveminutessotheenginecanadaptoptimallytothecurrentmixture.Duringthisperiod
theidlingenginespeedcanvary.Duringthisperiod,donotdriveattopspeed,usehighenginerevsordepresstheacceleratorfully.

WARNING
Donotcontinuefillingthetankoncethefillernozzlestopsautomatically.Thefueltankcouldbeoverfilled.Thiscouldcausefuelto
splashoutandoverflow.Thiscouldcausefire,explosionsandseriousinjuries.

NOTICE
Removespiltfuelfromthevehiclepaintasquicklyaspossibleinordertoavoiddamagetothewheelhousing,tyresandvehiclepaint.

Alwaysusethecorrectmixtureforbioethanolinordertopreventdamagetotheengineandfuelsystem.

Spiltfuelcanpollutetheenvironment.

Fillingthetankwithnaturalgas

Fig.189Withthetankflapopen:gasfillerneck,gasfillerneckseal

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Switchofftheengine,ignition,mobiletelephoneandauxiliaryheaterbeforerefuelling .

Pleasereadandfollowtheinstructionsforthenaturalgasrefuellingsystem.

Openingthetankcap
Thegasfillerneckislocatedunderthetankflapnexttothepetrolfillerneck.

Unlockthevehicleusingthevehiclekeyorthe buttoninthedriverdoorCentrallockingsystem.
Pressattherearofthetankflapandopen.

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Fillingthetank
Thingstonote:atveryhighambienttemperatures,theoverheatingprotectionfunctionforthenaturalgasrefuellingsystemcouldswitchoff
automatically.

RemovethecapfromthegasfillerneckFig.189 .
Placethefillercouplingfortherefuellingsystemonthegasfillerneck.

Thefueltankisfullwhenthecompressorfortherefuellingsystemswitchesoffautomatically.

Toendtherefuellingprocedurepressthestopbuttonontherefuellingsystem.

Closingthetankcap
CheckwhethersealingringFig.189 onthegasfillerneckhasslippedontothefillercoupling.Placethesealbackinthegasfillerneckas
necessary.

Pushthecapontothegasfillerneck.

Closethetankflapsothatitengagesaudibly.

WARNING
Naturalgasishighlyexplosiveandinflammable.Failuretorefuelproperlywithnaturalgascouldresultinaccidents,seriousburnsand
otherinjuries.

Lockthefuelfillernozzlecorrectlybeforerefuellingnaturalgas.Stoprefuellingimmediatelyifyoustarttosmellgas.

Thefillingcouplingsforthenaturalgasrefuellingsystemscanbeofvariousdifferentdesigns.Pleaseaskforassistancefromtrainedpersonnelif

youareunsureofhowtousethesystem.

Noiseswhichyoumayhearwhilerefuellingarenormalanddonotindicatethatthesystemismalfunctioning.

Thenaturalgassysteminyourvehicleissuitableforusewithsmallcompressors(slowfill)andlargecompressors(fastfill).

Capacities

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Fueltankcapacity
Petrolanddieselengineswithfrontwheel approx70.0l,
drive ofwhichapprox.8.0lreserve.

Petrolanddieselengineswithfourwheel approx68.0l,
drive ofwhichapprox.8.0lreserve.

Naturalgas:approx.22.0kgofwhichreservemax.3.0kg
Naturalgasenginea)
Petrol:approx.31.0lofwhichreserveapprox.5.0l

a) Thecapacitydependsontheperformanceandtypeofthenaturalgasrefuellingsystem.Thecapacitiesindicatedarebasedonafillingpressureof

200bar.

Checkswhenfillingthetank

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Checklist
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Nevercarryoutanyworkontheengineorintheenginecompartmentifyouarenotfamiliarwiththenecessaryproceduresandthegeneral
safetyrequirementsoronlyincorrectoperatingequipmentandservicefluidsaswellasunsuitabletoolsareavailablePreparationfor
workingintheenginecompartment!Theworkshouldbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshopifyouareuncertain.Pleaseensurethatthe
followingpointsarecheckedregularly,preferablyeverytimeyoufillthetank:

WindscreenwasherfluidlevelWindscreenwiperandwasherWindscreenwipersWindscreenwasher

EngineoillevelEngineoilEngineoilEnginecompartmentEngineoil_5OilseeEngineoil_5

EnginecoolantlevelCoolantCoolantEnginecompartmentCoolant_5EnginecoolantseeCoolant_5

BrakefluidlevelBraking,stoppingandparkingBrakesParking

TyrepressureWheelsandtyresWheelsandtyresTyresseeWheelsandtyres_0
Vehiclelightingnecessaryfortrafficsafety(LightsLights):

Turnsignals

Sidelights,dippedbeamheadlightsandmainbeamheadlights

Taillightcluster

Brakelights

Rearfoglight

InformationaboutchangingabulbChangingbulbs.

Fuel
Introduction

Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Fueltypes
Petrol
Dieselfuel
Naturalgas
Bioethanol(Ethylalcohol)
Informationonfuelconsumption
Fuelconsumption
COemissions

Thefactoryfittedstickerontheinsideofthetankflapindicatesthecorrectfuelthatisrequiredforyourindividualvehicle.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
BookletServiceschedule,

FillingthetankFillingthetank

EnginemanagementandexhaustsystemEnginemanagementsystemandexhaustpurificationsystem

WARNING
Incorrecthandlingoffuelcancauseexplosions,fire,seriousburnsandotherinjuries.

Fuelishighlyexplosiveandinflammable.

Neverhandlefuelnearopenflames,sparksorglowingitems(e.g.cigarettes).

Keepnakedflames,hotpartsandsparksatasafedistance.

Switchoffyourmobiletelephoneortwowayradiowhendealingwithfuel.Electromagneticradiationcouldgeneratesparkswhich
couldinturnstartafire.

Avoidelectrostaticdischargeaswellaselectromagneticradiationinthedirectvicinityoffuels.
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Avoidelectrostaticdischargeaswellaselectromagneticradiationinthedirectvicinityoffuels.

Neverspillfuelinthevehicleorintheluggagecompartment.

Observeanyvalidsafetyinformationandlegislationconcerningthehandlingoffuels.

Fueltypes

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Differentenginesrequiredifferentfuels.Thefactoryfittedstickerontheinsideofthetankflapindicateswhichfuelisrequiredforyourindividualvehicle.

Volkswagenrecommendsusingfuelswithalowsulphurcontentorwhicharesulphurfreeinordertoreducefuelconsumptionandpreventdamagetothe
engine.

Possiblefueltypes Alternativeterms Furtherinformation

RONa) 91 Normalpetrol,regularunleaded

RONa) 95 Superpetrol,premium,unleaded95 Petrol

RONa) 98 Superpluspetrol,unleaded98

Diesel Dieselfuel

Naturalgas LNG,CNG Naturalgas

Bioethanol Ethanol,E85 Bioethanol(Ethylalcohol)

a) RON

Petrol

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Petroltypes
VehicleswithapetrolenginemustberunonunleadedpetrolincompliancewiththeEuropeanstandardEN228 .

Petroltypesarecategorisedaccordingtotheiroctanenumber,e.g.91,95,98or99RON(RON=researchoctanenumber).Thevehiclemaybefilled
withpetrolthathasahigheroctanenumberthantheenginerequires.Thisdoesnot,however,provideanyadvantageasregardsthefuelconsumptionor
theengineoutput.

Werecommendpetrolwithalowsulphurcontentorsulphurfreepetrolforusewiththisengine.Thisreducespetrolconsumption.

Petroladditives
Thequalityofthepetrolinfluencesrunningbehaviour,performanceandservicelifeoftheengine.Forthisreason,fillthetankwithqualitypetrolcontaining
suitablepetroladditives.Theseadditiveswillhelptopreventcorrosion,keepthefuelsystemcleanandpreventdepositsfrombuildingupintheengine.

Ifgoodqualitypetrolwithadditivesisnotavailable,orifengineproblemsarise,thenecessarypetroladditivesmustbeaddedtothepetrolwhenfillingthe
tank .

Notallpetroladditivesareeffective.Theuseofunsuitablepetroladditivescancauseconsiderabledamagetotheengineandcatalyticconverter.Metallic
additivesshouldbeavoidedatalltimes.

Petroladditivesonsalethatareintendedtoimproveknockresistanceorincreasetheoctanenumbercanalsocontainmetallicadditives .

VolkswagenrecommendsgenuineVolkswagenorAudifueladditivesforpetrolengines.Theseadditivesandinformationonhowtousethemareavailable
fromyourVolkswagendealership.

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NOTICE
UseonlyfuelthatcomplieswithEN228andhasthecorrectoctanenumber.Otherwise,theengineandthefuelsystemcouldsuffer
severedamage.Theenginecouldalsolosepowerorfail.

Theuseofunsuitablepetroladditivescancauseconsiderabledamagetotheengineandcatalyticconverter.

If,inanemergency,youhavetousepetrolwithanoctanenumberlowerthantherecommendedone,driveatmediumenginespeeds
andavoidhighengineloading.Riskofenginedamage.Avoidhighenginespeedsandheavyengineloads.Otherwise,thismayresult
indamagetotheengine.Fillthetankwithpetrolwiththecorrectoctanenumberassoonaspossible.

Fuelswhichareidentifiedatthefuelpumpascontainingmetallicadditivesmaynotbeused.LRPfuel(leadreplacementpetrol)also
containshighconcentrationsofmetallicadditives.Dangerofdamagetoengine!

Justonetankfulofleadedfuelorfuelwithothermetallicadditiveswouldseriouslyimpairtheefficiencyofthecatalyticconverterand
willalsocauseconsiderabledamagetoit.

Dieselfuel

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Diesel
DieselfuelmustcomplywiththeEuropeanstandardEN590(inGermanyEN590orDIN51628).

Ifyouusedieselfuelwithahighsulphurcontent,theserviceintervalsareshorterBookletServiceschedule, .AVolkswagendealershipwillbeable
totellyouwhichcountrieshavedieselwithahighsulphurcontent.

Donotmixfueladditives(thinners,orsimilaradditives)withdieselfuel.

Winterdiesel
Whenusingsummergradedieselfuel,difficultiesmaybeexperiencedatsubzerotemperaturesbecausethefuelthickensduetowaxseparation.Forthis
reasonwintergradedieselfuelisavailableincountriessuchasGermanyduringthecoldmonths.Itcanbeusedattemperatureslowerthan20C(4F).

Incountrieswithdifferentclimaticconditionsthedieselfuelsoldgenerallyhasdifferenttemperaturecharacteristics.CheckwithaVolkswagendealeror
fillingstationsinthecountryconcernedregardingthetypeofdieselfuelsavailable.

Itisnotunusualforacolddieselenginetobelouderincoldtemperaturesthatinwarmweather.Inaddition,exhaustemissionsmaybetingedwithblue
whiletheenginestartsandreachesoperatingtemperature.Theamountofexhaustfumesdependsontheoutsidetemperature.

Filterpreheater
Dieselvehiclesareequippedwithafilterpreheatersystem.Thisensuresthatthefuelsystemremainsoperationalevenuptoapproximately24C
(11.2F)providedthatwintergradedieselwhichissafeupto15C(+5.0F)isused.

However,ifthefuelhaswaxedtosuchanextentthattheenginewillnotstartattemperaturesbelow24C(11.2F),simplyplacethevehicleinawarm
garageorworkshopforawhile.

Supplementaryheater
Vehiclesfittedwithadieselenginemayalsobeequippedwithafuelpreheater.Thisheaterispoweredwithfuelfromthevehicletank.Inthiscase,odour
andwatervapourmayescapefromthevehicle,andtheremaybeagreaterquantityofsmoke.Thisisquitenormalwhenthesystemisinuse,anddoes
notindicateadamageormalfunctioninthesystem.

Thesupplementaryheaterwillbeswitchedoffautomaticallyifthelevelinthefueltankislow(reservelevel).

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WARNING
Neveruseastartbooster.Startboosterscouldexplodeorcausetheenginetosuddenlyrevwhichcancauseseriousinjuriesandengine
damage.

NOTICE
Yourvehicleisnotsuitableforusewithbiodieselandmustnotbefilledupordrivenwithbiodiesel.Failuretoobservethispoint
couldresultindamagetothefuelsystemandenginedamage.

SomedieselmanufacturersblendbiodieselwithdieselfuelincompliancewithEuropeanStandard590oranequivalentstandard(in
Germanye.g.DIN51628).Thisdieselissuitableforuseinthevehicleandwillnotdamagetheengineandfuelsystem.

Thedieselenginehasbeendevelopedforusewithdieselfuelonly.Forthisreason,petrol,heatingoilorotherunsuitablefuelsmay
notbeused.Thesefuelscancauseseriousdamagetothefuelsystemandengine.

Theservicelifeofthedieselparticulatefiltercouldbereducedconsiderablyifdieselfuelswithahighsulphurcontentareused.A
Volkswagendealershipwillbeabletotellyouwhichcountrieshavedieselwithahighsulphurcontent.

Naturalgas

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Naturalgasqualityandconsumption
Naturalgasisavailableintwogrades:HgasandLgas.

Hgashasahighercalorificvalueandalowernitrogenandcarbondioxidecontent.Thehigherthecalorificvalueofthenaturalgasthelowerthelevelsof
consumption.

Thecalorificvalueandthenitrogenorcarbondioxidevaluesmay,however,varywithinonequalitygroup.Forthisreason,thevehicleconsumptionmay
varywhenusingnaturalgasofthesamequality.

Thevehicleenginemanagementwillautomaticallyadapttothedifferentnaturalgasqualities.Bothnaturalgasqualitiescanthereforebemixedinthefuel
tank.Youdonotneedtoemptythetankbeforerefuellingwithadifferentgrade.

Safehandlingofnaturalgas
Ifyoucansmellgasorthinktheremaybealeakinthenaturalgassystem :

Stopthevehicleimmediately.

Switchofftheignition.

Openallthedoorstofullyventilatethevehicle.

Extinguishcigarettesimmediately.

Removeitemsthatcouldcausesparksorfirefromthevehicleorswitchthemoff.

Donotdriveonifyoucanstillsmellgas.

Seekexpertassistance.Havethefaultrectified.

WARNING
Ignoringthesmellofgasinthevehicleorwhenrefuellingcancauseseriousinjuries.
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Takeanynecessaryaction.

Leavetheareaofrisk.

Contacttheemergencyservicesifnecessary.

Havethenaturalgassystemcheckedregularlyaccordingtotheserviceschedulebyaqualifiedworkshop.

Bioethanol(Ethylalcohol)

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

BioethanolE85consistsof15%petrol(RON95)and85%bioethanol(ethylalcohol).BioethanolE85normallycontainsareddyeforidentification.

WhenusingtheMultiFuelenginewithbioethanol,thefuelconsumptionmayrisebyapproximatelyathirdincomparisontopetrol,buttheCO2emissions
remainbelowthosemeasuredwhenpetrolisusedexclusively.

Startingtheengineatlowoutsidetemperatures
Bioethanolhaspoorcoldstartingpropertiesanditisnoteasytostarttheengineatlowtemperatures.Atoutsidetemperaturesofbelow10C(+14F),
theengineshouldbeprewarmed(Startingandstoppingtheengine)orthequantityofpetrol(RON95)inthemixshouldbeincreased.

Outsidetemperature Minimumenginepreheatingtime:

Above10C(+14F) Enginepreheatingisnotnecessary.

Below10C(+14F) Preheatengineforuptoonehour.

Below15C(+5F) Preheatengineforatleastonehour.

Below25C(13F) Preheatengineforatleasttwohours.

NOTICE
Beforeparkingthevehicleforanextendedperiod,fillthetankwithfuelwithahighpercentageofpetrol.BioethanolE85could
containasmallamountofcontaminantsthatmaycausecorrosion.

Volkswagenrecommendsthatyoufillthetankwithpetrolevery15,000kmtoreducethecontaminantsintheenginedepositedby
bioethanolE85.

Informationonfuelconsumption

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thefiguresquotedforfuelconsumptionandemissionsdonotrefertoanindividualvehicle.Theirpurposeistoenablecomparisonstobemadebetween
variousvehicletypes.FuelconsumptionandCO2emissionsnotonlydependontheefficiencyofthevehicle,butalsoonthewayitisdrivenandothernon
technicalfactors.

Measuringfuelconsumption
ThevehicleconsumptionandemissionsvaluesweredeterminedaccordingtodirectiveEG715/2007orEEC80/1268inthecurrentlyvalidversionand
applyforthegivenvehiclekerbweight.Thefiguresdonotrefertoanindividualvehicle.Twomeasuringcyclesarecarriedoutonarollingroadtestbedto
calculatefuelconsumption.Thetestcriteriaareasfollows:

Urbancycle Theurbancyclestartswithanenginecoldstart.Towndrivingatspeedsbetween0and50km/histhensimulated.

Intheextraurbancyclethecarundergoesfrequentaccelerationandbrakinginallgears,asinnormaleverydaydriving.The
Extraurbancycle
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Intheextraurbancyclethecarundergoesfrequentaccelerationandbrakinginallgears,asinnormaleverydaydriving.The
Extraurbancycle
roadspeedrangesfrom0to120km/h.

Thecombinedconsumptioniscalculatedwithaweightingofaround37%fortheurbancycleand63%fortheextraurban
Combinedcycle
cycle.

CO2emissions Theexhaustgasesarecollectedduringbothdrivingcycles(urbanandextraurban)tocalculatethecombinedcarbon
combined dioxideemissions.ThegascompositionisthenanalysedtoevaluatetheCO2contentandotheremissions.

Thekerbweightdependsontheequipmentfitted.ThiscouldslightlyraisefuelconsumptionandtheCO2emissions.

Inpractice,fuelconsumptionmayvaryfromthefiguresdeterminedaccordingtoEuropeanCommissionDirective715/2007orEEC80/1268.

Fuelconsumption

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Forreasonsofvehicleregistrationandvehicletaxation,thefuelconsumptionvaluesforsomeenginesmayvaryfromtheinformationgiveninthismanual
forsomecountries.

Petrolengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype FuelconsumptionaccordingtodirectiveEC715/2007orEEC


80/1268

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype FuelconsumptionaccordingtodirectiveEC715/2007orEEC


Urbancycle Extraurbancycle Combinedcycle
80/1268
MG6 8.1l/100kma) 5.1l/100kma) 6.3l/100kma)
90kW CAXA Urbancycle Extraurbancycle Combinedcycle
DSG7 8.2l/100kmb) 5.3l/100kmb) 6.4l/100kmb)

MG6 9.6l/100km 5.3l/100km 6.9l/100km


118kW CDAA
DSG7 9.5l/100km 5.5l/100km 7.0l/100km

MG6 10.0l/100km 5.6l/100km 7.2l/100km


155kW CCZB
DSG6 10.8l/100km 5.9l/100km 7.7l/100km

220kW BWS DSG64MOTION 12.4l/100km 7.4l/100km 9.3l/100km

Dieselengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype FuelconsumptionaccordingtodirectiveEC715/2007orEEC


80/1268
Urbancycle Extraurbancycle Combinedcycle
MG6 5.2l/100km 3.8l/100km 4.3l/100km
77kWwithDPF
DSG7 5.5l/100km 4.1l/100km 4.6l/100km
CAYC
77kWBlueMotionwith
MG6 5.2l/100km 3.6l/100km 4.1l/100km
DPF

100kWwithDPF CFFA MG6 5.6l/100km 4.0l/100km 4.6l/100km

MG6 5.6l/100kmc) 4.0l/100kmc) 4.6l/100kmc)

103kWwithDPF CFFB MG64MOTION 6.4l/100km 4.6l/100km 5.3l/100km

DSG6 6.3l/100kmd) 4.5l/100kmd) 5.2l/100kmd)

MG6 5.4l/100km 4.1l/100km 4.6l/100km

125kWwithDPF CFGB DSG6 6.3l/100km 4.6l/100km 5.3l/100km


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DSG64MOTION 6.7l/100km 5.0l/100km 5.6l/100km

125kWwithPRS CLLA e) l/100kme) l/100kme) l/100kme)

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype FuelconsumptionaccordingtodirectiveEC715/2007orEEC


80/1268
Urbancycle Extraurbancycle Combinedcycle
Naturalgasmode: Naturalgasmode: Naturalgasmode:
8.7m3/100km5.7 5,3m3/100km3,5 6.6m3/100km4.4
MG6 kg/100km kg/100km kg/100km
Petrolmode: Petrolmode: Petrolmode:
9.0l/100km 5,4l/100km 6.8l/100km
110kWf) CDGA
Naturalgasmode: Naturalgasmode: Naturalgasmode:
8.8m3/100km5.8 5.4m3/100km3.6 6.6m3/100km4.4
DSG7 kg/100km kg/100km kg/100km
Petrolmode: Petrolmode: Petrolmode:
8.8l/100km 5.6l/100km 6.8l/100km

E85MultiFuelengine
Enginepower EC Gearboxtype FuelconsumptionaccordingtodirectiveEC715/2007orEEC
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Urbancycle Extraurbancycle Combinedcycle
Ethanolmode: Ethanolmode: Ethanolmode:
12.1l/100km 7.3l/100km 9.0l/100km
MG6
Petrolmode: Petrolmode: Petrolmode:
9.0l/100km 5.4l/100km 6.7l/100km
118kW CKMA
Ethanolmode: Ethanolmode: Ethanolmode:
11.3l/100km 7.3l/100km 8.8l/100km
DSG7
Petrolmode: Petrolmode: Petrolmode:
8.7l/100km 5.5l/100km 6.7l/100km

a) Forvehicleswithstart/stopsystem:urbancycle7.8l/100km,extraurbancycle4.9l/100km,combinedcycle5.9l/100km.

b) Forvehicleswithstart/stopsystem:urbancycle7.3l/100km,extraurbancycle5.2l/100km,combinedcycle6.0l/100km.

c) InvehicleswithexhaustemissionsnormEU6:urbancycle5.8l/100km,extraurbancycle4.0l/100km,combinedcycle4.7l/100km.

d)
InvehicleswithexhaustemissionsnormEU6:urbancycle6.5l/100km,extraurbancycle4.4l/100km,combinedcycle5.2l/100km.

e)
Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

f) TheconsumptionfiguresgivenrefertotestfuelG20(Hgas)withreferencetocalculationmethod80/1268/EEC.ResultmayvaryifLgasisused.

CO2emissions

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Petrolengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype CO2 emissions

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MG6 145g/kma)
90kW CAXA
DSG7 148g/kma)

MG6 160g/km
118kW CDAA
DSG7 162g/km

MG6 169g/km
155kW CCZB
DSG6 180g/km

220kW BWS DSG64MOTION 215g/km

Dieselengines

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype CO2 emissions

MG6 114g/km
77kWwithDPF
CAYC DSG7 120g/km

77kWBlueMotionwithDPF MG6 109g/km

100kWwithDPF CFFA MG6 119g/km

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype CO2 emissions

MG6 119g/kmb)

103kWwithDPF CFFB MG64MOTION 137g/km

DSG6 135g/km

MG6 120g/km

125kWwithDPF CFGB DSG6 139g/km

DSG64MOTION 147g/km

125kWwithPRS CLLA c) g/kmc)

Naturalgasengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype CO2 emissions

Naturalgasmode:117g/km
MG6
Petrolmode:157g/km
110kW CDGA
Naturalgasmode:119g/km
DSG7
Petrolmode:158g/km

E85MultiFuelengine

Enginepower EC Gearboxtype CO2 emissions

Ethanolmode:148g/km
MG6
Petrolmode:156g/km
118kW CKMA
Ethanolmode:144g/km
DSG7
Petrolmode:155g/km

a) Forvehicleswithstart/stopsystem:138g/km

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b) InvehicleswithexhaustemissionsnormEU6:123g/km.

c) Figureswerenotavailableattimeofpublication.

Selectivecatalyticreduction(AdBlue)
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglampsandindicatorlamps
InformationonAdBlue
RefillingAdBlue

TheAdBluelevelshouldbecheckedwithinthescopeoftheserviceworkBookletServiceschedule,.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
LuggagecompartmentLuggagecompartment

FuelFuel

WheelsandtyresWheelsandtyres

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
IftheAdBluelevelistoolow,thevehiclecannotberestartedaftertheignitionhasbeenswitchedoff.Anemergencystartandstarting
withjumpleadsisalsonotpossible.

RefillAdBlueatthelatestwhentheremainingdistanceyouareabletotravelreachesapproximately1000km(600miles).

NeverallowtheAdBluetanktorunempty.

WARNING
AdBlueisanirritantandcorrosivefluidthatcandamagetheskin,eyesandbreathingpassagesuponcontact.

IfAdBluegetsintotheeyesorontotheskin,immediatelywashtheareawithlotsofwaterforatleast15minutesandconsultadoctor.

IfAdBlueisswallowed,immediatelyrinsethemouthoutwithlotsofwaterforatleast15minutes.Donotforceanyvomitingunless
instructedtodosobyadoctor.Seekmedicalassistanceimmediately.

NOTICE
AdBluecancorrodesurfacessuchaspaintedvehicleparts,plastics,clothingandcarpets.RemoveanyspiltAdBlueasquicklyas
possiblewithadampclothandplentyofcoldwater.

IftheAdBluehasalreadyformedcrystals,usewarmwaterandaspongetoremove.

Warninglampsandindicatorlamps

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Parkthevehicleinasuitable,flatlocationandrefilltheminimum
Theenginecannotberestarted!AdBlueleveltoolow.
amountofAdBlueRefillingAdBlue.

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Theenginecannotberestarted!FaultintheAdBlue
with Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.Thesystemshouldbechecked.
system.

RefillAdBluebeforethekilometresdisplayeddroptozero
AdBluelevelislow. RefillingAdBlue.Volkswagenrecommendsthatthisbe
carriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshop.

AdBluesystemfaultyornotrefilledusingnormstandard
with Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.Thesystemshouldbechecked.
AdBlue.

RefillAdBluebeforethekilometresdisplayeddroptozero
AdBluelevelislow. RefillingAdBlue.Volkswagenrecommendsthatthisbe
carriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshop.

AdBluesystemfaultyornotrefilledusingnormstandard
with Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.Thesystemshouldbechecked.
AdBlue.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

InformationonAdBlue

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Invehicleswithselectivecatalyticreduction,anadditive(AdBlue)isinjectedintotheexhaustsystemupstreamofaspecialcatalyticconverter.Thisreduces
nitrogenoxidesemissions.

TheAdBlueconsumptionfiguresdependontheindividualdrivingstyle,thesystem'soperatingtemperatureandtheambienttemperaturethatthevehicle
isoperatedin.

AdBlueisstoredinaseparatetankinthevehicleandshouldberefilledduringaservice.TheAdBluetankhasacapacityofapproximately17litres.

Asofaremainingdistanceofapproximately2,400km,theinstrumentclusterdisplaywillindicatethattheAdBluemustberefilledRefillingAdBlue.If
therefillrequestisignored,itwillnotbepossibletostarttheengineagainlaterWarninglampsandindicatorlamps.

Volkswagenrecommendsthatthisbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshop.Ifyoucannotgotoaqualifiedworkshop,youshouldrefillthetankwithatleast
5.7litresofAdBlue.OnlytheAdBlueapprovedbyVolkswagenexpresslyforthevehicleshouldberefilled.

Assoonasthewarninglamps and lightuptogether,thereisafault.Volkswagenrecommendsconsultingthenearestspecialistworkshop.


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Assoonasthewarninglamps and lightuptogether,thereisafault.Volkswagenrecommendsconsultingthenearestspecialistworkshop.

TheAdBluetrademarkisheldbytheGermanAssociationoftheAutomobileIndustry(VDA)intheUSA,Germany,theEuropeanUnionandother
countries.

RefillingAdBlue

Fig.190LuggagecompartmentwithfoamrubbercomponentandAdBluetank

Fig.191AdBluetankwithfillernecktankcapandrefillbottle

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

TorefillAdBlue,thevehiclemustbeonalevelsurfaceand,forexample,notwithonesideuponakerboraslope.Ifthevehicleisnotstandinglevel,the
tanklevelgaugemaynotdetecttherefillquantity.

Openingthetankfillerneck
Openthebootlid.

.
LiftuporpushbackthefloorcoveringFig.190

RemovethefoamrubbercomponentFig.190 .

RemovethestopperFig.190 fromtheAdBluetank.

UnscrewthecapofthetankfillerneckFig.191 anticlockwise.

RefillingAdBlue
UseonlyVolkswagenapprovedAdBluethatcomplieswiththestandardISO222411.Useoriginalpackagesonly.

Pleasereadthemanufacturer'snotesandinformationontherefillbottle.

Observetheexpirydate.
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Removethescrewtopoftherefillbottle.

PlacetheneckoftherefillbottleFig.191 onthetankfillerneckandturnitclockwisehandtight.
Pushtherefillbottletowardsthefillerneck,pressandholddown.

Refillatleast5.7litresofAdBlue.Asmalleramountofrefillisinsufficient.

WaituntilthecontentsoftherefillbottlehaveenteredtheAdBluetank.Donotcrumpleupordamagetherefillbottle!

Unscrewtherefillbottleanticlockwiseandliftitcarefullyupandout .

WhentheAdBluetankisfull,AdBluewillnolongerflowoutofthebottleandintothetank.

Closingthetankfillerneck
ScrewthecapontothefillerneckFig.191 clockwiseuntilitengages.
CarefullyreplacethestopperFig.190 .
Insertfoamrubbercomponent.

Folddownorpullthefloorcoveringforward.

Tasksbeforecontinuingjourney
Afterrefilling,switchontheignitiononly.

Leavetheignitionswitchedonforatleast30secondstoallowthesystemtodetecttherefillprocedure.

Donotstarttheengineuntilthe30secondshaveelapsed!

WARNING
AdBlueshouldonlybekeptinsealedoriginalcontainersinasafeplace.

NeverstoreAdBlueinemptyfoodcontainers,bottlesoranyothernonoriginalcontainersaspeoplefindingthesecontainersmay
notknowthattheycontainAdBlue.

AdBluemustbestoredoutofthereachofchildren.

NOTICE
OnlytheAdBlueapprovedexpresslybyVolkswagenmaybeused.TheuseofanyotherAdBluecouldcauseenginedamage!

NevermixwateroradditiveswithAdBlue.Anydamagecausedbymixinginwateroradditiveswouldnotbecoveredbythefactory
warranty.

NeverfillAdBlueinthedieseltank!Otherwise,thismayresultindamagetotheengine.

Donottransporttherefillbottleinthevehiclepermanently.Thebottlemaydevelopaleakfollowingchangesintemperatureand
damageandtheAdBluemaydamagethevehicleinterior.

Therefillbottlemustbedisposedofinaccordancewithregulationsgoverningtheprotectionoftheenvironment.

SuitableAdBluerefillbottlesareavailablefromaVolkswagendealership.

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Cleaningandmaintenance
Intheenginecompartment
Preparationforworkingintheenginecompartment
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglamp
Preparingthevehicleforworkingintheenginecompartment
Openingandclosingthebonnet

Beforecarryingoutanyworkintheenginecompartment,alwaysparkthevehicleonalevelandstablesurface.

Theenginecompartmentofamotorvehicleisahazardousarea.Nevercarryoutanyworkontheengineorintheenginecompartmentifyouarenot
familiarwiththenecessaryproceduresandthegeneralsafetyrequirementsoronlyincorrectoperatingequipmentandservicefluidsaswellasunsuitable
toolsareavailable .Theworkshouldbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshopifyouareuncertain.Seriousinjuriescanbecausedifworkiscarriedout
incorrectly.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
ExteriorviewsExteriorviews

Windscreenwiper/washerWindscreenwiperandwasher

StartingandstoppingtheengineStartingandstoppingtheengine

BrakefluidBraking,stoppingandparking

CheckswhenfillingthetankFillingthetank

EngineoilEngineoil

EnginecoolantCoolant

BatteryVehiclebattery

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

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WARNING
Unintentionalvehiclemovementsduringserviceworkcancauseseriousinjury.

Neverworkunderneathavehicleifitisnotsecuredagainstrollingaway.Ifyouareworkingunderneaththevehiclewhilethewheels
areontheground,thevehiclemustbeonalevel,thewheelsmustbeblockedandthevehiclekeymustberemovedfromtheignition
lock.

Ifyouhavetoworkunderneaththevehicle,usesuitablestandstoprovideextrasupportforthevehicle.Thevehiclejackisnot
sufficientforthistaskwhichcanleadtoseriousaccidents.

Thestart/stopsystemmusthavebeendeactivated.

WARNING
Theenginecompartmentofanymotorvehicleisadangerousarea.Seriousinjuriescanbesustainedhere.

Theutmostcareandattentionmustbepaidwhencarryingoutanyworkandyoumustfollowthegeneralsafetyrules.Nevertakeany
risks.

Neverdoanyworkontheengineorintheenginecompartmentunlessyouknowexactlyhowtocarryoutthejobs.Ifyouare
uncertainofwhattodo,theworkshouldbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshop.Seriousinjuriescanresultfromworkthathasnot
beencarriedoutproperly.

Neveropenthebonnetifyouseesteamorcoolantescapingfromtheenginecompartment.Hotsteamorcoolantcancauseserious
burns.Alwayswaituntilyoucannolongerseeorhearsteamorcoolantcomingfromtheenginecompartment.

Alwaysallowtheenginetocooldownbeforeopeningthebonnet.

Hotpartsintheengineortheexhaustsystemcanburnyourskin.

Thefollowingpointsshouldbenotedbeforeopeningthebonnetonceithascooleddown.
SwitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeandmovetheselectorlevertopositionPormovethemanualgearlevertotheneutral
position.

Removethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionlock.

Alwayskeepchildrenawayfromtheenginecompartmentandneverleavethevehicleunattended.

Theenginecoolingsystemisunderpressurewhentheengineishot.Neveropenthecapofthecoolantexpansiontankwhenthe
engineishot.Coolantmaysprayoutandcauseseriousburnsandotherinjuries.
Turnthecapslowlyandverycarefullyanticlockwisewhileexertingsomedownwardspressureonthecap.

Alwaysprotecttheface,handsandarmsfromhotcoolantorsteamwithalarge,thickcloth.

Whenrefilling,donotspillanyservicefluidsonenginecomponentsorontheexhaustsystem.Thespiltservicefluidscouldstarta
fire.

WARNING
Highvoltagesintheelectricalsystemcancauseelectricshocks,burns,seriousinjuriesanddeath!

Nevershortcircuittheelectricsystem.Thevehiclebatterycouldexplode.

Pleasenotethefollowingpointsinordertoreducetheriskofanelectricshockandseriousinjurieswhiletheengineisrunningor
beingstarted:
Nevertouchtheelectricalwiringoftheignitionsystem.

Nevertouchtheelectricalcableandconnectionsofthegasdischargelamp.

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WARNING
Therearerotatingcomponentsintheenginecompartmentthatcancauseseriousinjury.

Neverplaceyourhandnearthesecomponentsorintheradiatorfan.Touchingtherotarybladescouldresultinseriousinjuries.The
fanistemperaturecontrolledandcouldstartautomatically,evenwhentheenginehasbeenswitchedoffandthevehiclekeyhasbeen
removedfromtheignition.

Ifanyworkhastobeperformedwhentheengineisstartedorwiththeenginerunning,thereisanadditional,potentiallyfatal,safety
riskfromtherotatingpartssuchasthedrivebelts,alternator,radiatorfan,etc.,andfromthehighvoltageignitionsystem.Alwaysbe
particularlycareful.
Alwaysensurethatnobodyparts,jewellery,ties,looseitemsofclothingorlonghaircanbecaughtupinrotatingengine
components.Beforestartingwork,removeanyjewelleryandties,tieuplonghairandpullinclothestightlyinordertoavoid
beingcaughtupintheenginecompartment.

Alwaysdepresstheacceleratorcarefullyandneverwithoutdueconsideration.Thevehiclecouldmove,eveniftheparking
brakeisapplied.

Alwaysmakesureyouhavenotleftanyobjects,suchascleaningclothsandtools,intheenginecompartment.Anyforgottenitems
couldcausefunctionalerrors,enginedamageandfires.

WARNING
Operatingfluidsandsomematerialsintheenginecompartmentarehighlyflammableandcancausefiresandseriousinjuries!

Neversmokeinthevicinityoftheenginecompartment.

Neverworknearnakedflamesorsparks.

Neverspillfluidsontotheengine.Theycouldigniteonhotenginecomponentsandhencecauseinjuries.

Pleasenotethefollowingwhencarryingoutanyworkonthefuelsystemortheelectricalsystem:
Alwaysdisconnectthevehiclebattery.Ensurethatthevehicleisunlockedwhenthevehiclebatteryisdisconnectedas
otherwisetheantitheftalarmwillbeactivated.

Neverworkinthedirectproximityofheatingsystems,waterheatersoranyotheropenflames.

Alwayshaveafullyfunctionalandtestedfireextinguishertohand.

NOTICE
Whenrefillingorchangingoperatingfluidspleaseensurethatthefluidsareinthecorrectcontainer.Incorrectoperatingfluidscancause
seriousfunctionalproblemsandcreatefunctionerrorsandcauseenginedamage!

Servicefluidsleaksareharmfultotheenvironment.Forthisreason,makeregularchecksonthegroundunderneathyourvehicle.Ifspotsofoilor

otherfluidsaredetectedontheground,thevehicleshouldbeinspectedbyaqualifiedworkshop.Anyspiltservicefluidsmustbedisposedofproperly.

Warninglamp

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
Bonnetnotclosedproperly
Closebonnet.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

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Awarninglamp appearsintheinstrumentclusterdisplayifthebonnetisopenornotproperlyclosed.

Dependingonvehicleequipmentlevels,asymbolmaybeshownintheinstrumentclusterinsteadofawarninglamp.Thisindicatesthatthebonnetisopen
ornotproperlyclosed.Thesesymbolsarealsovisiblewhentheignitionisswitchedoff.Thedisplaywillgooutapproximately15secondsafterthevehicle
hasbeenlockedwithallitsdoorsclosed.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

Preparingthevehicleforworkingintheenginecompartment

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Checklist

Thefollowingjobsshouldalwaysbecarriedoutinthegivenorderbeforeworkingintheenginecompartment :

Parkthevehicleonalevelandstablesurface.

Depressandholdthebrakepedaluntiltheenginehasstopped.

SwitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeBraking,stoppingandparkingBrakesParking.

SelecttheneutralpositionormovetheselectorlevertoPChanginggearChanginggearAutomaticgearboxseeAutomaticgearbox_0Automatic
gearboxseeChanginggear_0AutomaticgearboxManualgearboxseeChanginggear_0Manualgearbox.

StoptheengineandremovethekeyfromtheignitionStartingandstoppingtheengineEngineandignitionIgnitionseeEngineandignition_0.

Allowtheenginetocooldown.

Childrenandotherpersonsshouldbekeptwellawayfromtheenginecompartment.

Ensurethatthevehiclecannotrollawayunexpectedly.

WARNING
Ignoringanyofthepointsonthisimportantsafetychecklistcanleadtosevereinjuries.

Followtheinstructionsinthechecklistandobservethegeneralsafetyprocedures.

Openingandclosingthebonnet

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Fig.192Inthefootwellonthedriverside:leverforreleasingthebonnet

Fig.193Releaseleverforopeningthebonnetabovetheradiatorgrille

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Openingthebonnet
Pleaseensurethatthewindscreenwiperarmsarelyingonthewindscreenbeforeopeningthebonnet .

PullthereleaseleverinthedirectionofthearrowFig.192.Thebonnetisreleasedfromitslockbyaspringmechanism .

LiftthebonnetatthereleaseleverFig.193(arrow)andopenfully.Thebonnetisheldintheopenpositionbythegasfilledstrut.

Closingthebonnet
Toclosethebonnet,pullitdowntoovercomethegasstrutpressure .

Letthebonnetdropintothecatchesfromaheightofabout30cmdonotpressitdown!

Ifthebonnetisnotclosed,openitagainandcloseitproperly.

Thebonnetwillbeflushwiththebodypartsarounditonceithasbeenclosedproperly.Theindicatorlampintheinstrumentclusterwillnolongerbelitup
Warninglamp.

WARNING
Ifthebonnetisnotclosedproperly,itcouldopensuddenlywhileyouaredrivingandcompletelyobscureyourviewoftheroad.This
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couldleadtoaccidentsandseriousinjuries.

Afterclosingthebonnet,alwayscheckthatitisproperlysecured.Thebonnetmustbeflushwiththesurroundingbodypanels.

Ifyounoticethatthebonnetisnotclosedproperlywhilethevehicleisinmotion,stopthevehicleassoonaspossibleandclosethe
bonnet.

Thereforethebonnetshouldonlybeopenedorclosedwhenyouaresurethatnobodyisinitspath.

NOTICE
Thebonnetshouldonlybeopenedwhenthewiperarmsareflushtothewindscreeninordertoavoiddamagetothebonnetandthe
windscreenwiperarms.

Alwaysfoldthewindscreenwiperarmsbackontothewindscreenbeforedrivingaway.

Engineoil
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglampsandindicatorlamps
Engineoilspecification
Checkingtheengineoillevelandrefillingengineoil
Engineoilconsumption
Changingengineoil

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
BookletServiceschedule,

PreparationforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Incorrecthandlingofengineoilcancauseseriousburnsandotherinjuries.

Alwayswearprotectiveeyecoveringwhenhandlingengineoil.

Engineoilispoisonousandmustbestoredoutofthereachofchildren.

Engineoilmustbekeptintheclosedoriginalcontainer.Thisalsoappliestousedoiluntilitisdisposedof.

Neveruseemptyfoodcontainers,bottlesorothercontainerstostoreengineoilasotherpeoplemaythendrinktheengineoil.

Regularcontactwithengineoilcandamagetheskin.Skinthathasbeenincontactwithengineoilshouldbewashedthoroughlywith
waterandsoap.

Engineoilbecomesextremelyhotwhentheengineisrunningandcanscaldskinseverely.Alwaysallowtheenginetocooldown.

Leakingorspiltengineoilcanpollutetheenvironment.Spiltoperatingfluidsmustbecollectedanddisposedofproperlyandwithrespectforthe

environment.

Warninglampsandindicatorlamps

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction


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Litup Possiblecause Correction
Switchofftheengine.ChecktheengineoillevelCheckingthe
Engineoillevelistoolow.
engineoillevelandrefillingengineoil.

Flashes Possiblecause Correction

Donotdriveon!
Switchofftheengine.Checktheengineoillevel.
Engineoilpressureistoolow. Donotdriveonorremainatidlingspeedifthewarninglampis
flashing,eveniftheengineoilleveliscorrect.Theenginecould
otherwisebedamaged.Seekexpertassistance.

Engineoilsystemisfaulty. Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.Theengineoilsensorshouldbechecked.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Engineoilspecification

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theengineoilusedmustcorrespondexactlytospecifications.

Thecorrectengineoilisimportantforthefunctionandservicelifeoftheengine.Aspecialhighqualitymultigradeoilhasbeenfilledatthefactoryandthis
cannormallybeusedasanallseasonoil.

Ifpossible,useonlyVolkswagenapprovedengineoil .TomaintaintheLongLifeService,onlyapprovedLongLifeengineoilinaccordancewiththe
correspondingVWstandardmayberefilled().Theengineoilslistedaremultigradehighlubricityoils.

Engineoilsareconstantlybeingdevelopedandimproved.AVolkswagendealerisalwayskeptuptodateoninnovations.Volkswagentherefore
recommendshavingengineoilchangesdonebyaVolkswagendealer.

Engines EC Engineoilspecifications
withLongLife withservice
service(QG1) intervals
dependenton
time/distance
travelled(QG0,
QG2,QG3)
Allpetrolengines CAXA,CDAA,CCZB,BWS VW50400 VW50200

Engines EC Engineoilspecifications
withLongLife withservice
service(QG1) intervals
dependenton
time/distance
travelled(QG0,
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travelled(QG0,
QG2,QG3)
Alldieselengineswithdieselparticulatefilter CFFA,CFFB,CFGB,CAYC VW50700 VW50700

Alldieselengineswithparticlereductionsystem CLLA VW50501

Alldieselengineswithoutdieselparticulatefilter CFFB VW50700 VW50501

E85MultiFuelengines CKMA VW50200

Naturalgasengines CDGA VW50200

NOTICE
Onlythoseengineoilspecificationsthathavebeenapprovedforusewiththeengineshouldbeused.Theuseofotherengineoils
couldcauseenginedamage!

Donotaddanyadditionallubricantstotheengineoil.Anydamagecausedbytheuseofsuchadditiveswouldnotbecoveredbythe
factorywarranty.

Checkingtheengineoillevelandrefillingengineoil

Fig.194Oildipstickwithmarkings

Fig.195Intheenginecompartment:engineoilfillercap

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Checklist

Carryoutthestepsinthegivenorder :

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Parkthevehicle,withtheengineatoperatingtemperature,onalevelsurfacetoensurethattheengineoilreadingiscorrect.

Switchofftheengineandwaitafewminutesfortheengineoiltoflowbackintothesump.

OpenthebonnetAdditionalinformationandwarnings:.

Identifytheengineoilfillercapandoildipstick.Theengineoilfilleropeningbearsthesymbolonthecapandtheoildipstickhasacoloured
handle.Ifitisunclearwherethecapanddipstickarelocated,pleasecontactaqualifiedworkshop.

Pullthedipstickoutoftheguidetubeandwipeoffwithacleancloth.

Inserttheoildipstickintheguidetubeagainasfarasitwillgo.Ifthereisamarkingontheoildipstick,thismarkingmustfitinthecorresponding
grooveatthetopendoftheguidetubewheninserting.
Pullthedipstickoutagainandreadtheengineoillevelonthedipstickasfollows::donotrefilloil.Proceedtostep15.:oilcanberefilled
(approx.0.5l).Proceedtostep8or15.:oilmustberefilled(approx.1.0l).Proceedtostep8.

Afterreadingtheoillevel,pushtheoildipstickbackintotheguidetubeasfarasitwillgo.

Unscrewtheengineoilfilleropeningcap.

OnlytheengineoilapprovedbyVolkswagenexpresslyforthisengineshouldberefilledgraduallyinsmallquantities(nomorethan0.5l).

Inordertoavoidoverfilling,waitforapproximatelyoneminuteaftereachrefillsteptoallowtheengineoiltoflowintotheoilsumpuptothe
markingontheengineoildipstick.

Readtheengineoillevelfromthedipstickagainbeforerefillingwithafurthersmallquantityofengineoil.Neveroverfillengineoil.

Aftertherefillingprocedure,theengineoillevelshouldbeatleastinthecentreofarea,butneverabovesection.

Afterrefilling,screwtheengineoilfillercapbackoncorrectly.

Reinserttheoildipstickcorrectlyintheguidetubeasfarasitwillgo.

ClosethebonnetcorrectlyAdditionalinformationandwarnings:.

WARNING
Engineoilcanigniteifitcomesintocontactwithhotenginecomponents.Itcancauseseriousfires,burnsandotherseriousinjuries.

Ifengineoilisspiltoncoldenginepartsitcanheatupandignitewhentheengineisrunning.

Alwaysensurethattheengineoilfillercapissecurelytightenedafterrefilling,andthatthedipstickisproperlyinsertedbackintothe
guidetube.Thiswillpreventtheengineoilfromdrainingoutontohotenginecomponentswhentheengineisrunning.

NOTICE
DonotstarttheengineiftheengineoillevelisaboveareaFig.194 .Seekexpertassistance.Thecatalyticconverterandthe
enginecouldotherwisebedamaged.

Whenrefillingorchangingoperatingfluidspleaseensurethatthefluidsareinthecorrectcontainer.Incorrectoperatingfluidscan
causeseriousfunctionalproblemsandcreatefunctionerrorsandcauseenginedamage.

TheengineoillevelmustneverbeaboveareaFig.194 .Otherwiseoilcanbedrawninthroughthecrankcasebreatherandescapeintothe
atmosphereviatheexhaustsystem.

Engineoilconsumption

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Engineoilconsumptionwillbedifferentfromenginetoengineandcanchangeduringtheworkinglifeofanengine.

Dependingonhowyoudriveandtheconditionsinwhichthecarisused,oilconsumptioncanbeupto1.0litre/2,000kmandislikelytobehigherforthe
first5,000kmfornewvehicles.Forthisreason,theengineoillevelmustbecheckedatregularintervals,preferablywhenfillingthetankandbeforealong
journey.

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WhentheengineisworkinghardtheoillevelmustbekeptwithinareaFig.194 ,forinstanceduringlongmotorwaycruisinginsummer,trailer
towingorclimbingonmountainpasses.

Changingengineoil

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theengineoilmustbechangedregularlyinaccordancewiththedatagivenintheserviceschedule.

Theengineoilandfilterchangeshouldalwaysbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshopduetothespecialtoolsandknowledgerequired,thisalsoappliesto
thedisposalofusedoil.VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Moredetailsontheserviceintervalscanbefoundintheserviceschedule.

Additivesintheengineoilcancausenewengineoiltodiscolourquickly.Thisisnormalanddoesnotmeanthattheengineoilshouldbechangedmore
frequently.

WARNING
Ifyouhaveto,inexceptionalcases,carryoutanoilchangeyourselfinthevehicle,pleasenotethefollowingpoints:

Alwaysweareyeprotection.

Alwaysallowtheenginetocooldowncompletelytoavoidburns.

Keepyourarmshorizontalwhenremovingtheoildrainplugwithyourfingerstohelppreventoilfromrunningdownyourarm.

Useasuitablecontainerwhendrainingtheusedoil.Ithastobelargeenoughtoholdatleastalltheengineoil.

Neverstoreengineoilinemptyfoodcontainers,bottlesoranyothernonoriginalcontainersaspeoplefindingthesecontainersmay
notknowthattheycontainengineoil.

Engineoilispoisonousandmustbestoredoutofthereachofchildren.

Beforechangingtheengineoil,firstfindanaddresswhereoldoilcanbedisposedofproperly.

Usedoilmustbedisposedofinaccordancewithregulationsgoverningtheprotectionoftheenvironment.Neverdisposeofoldoilinlocationssuch

asgardens,woods,seweragesystems,onstreetsandroads,orinriversandwaterways.

Coolant
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglampandcoolanttemperaturedisplay
Coolantspecification
Checkingcoolantlevelandrefillingcoolant

Nevercarryoutanyworkontheenginecoolantsystemifyouarenotfamiliarwiththenecessaryproceduresandifonlyunsuitabletoolsaswellas
incorrectoperatingequipmentandfluidsareavailable !Theworkshouldbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshopifyouareuncertain.Volkswagen
recommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Seriousinjuriescanbecausedifworkiscarriedoutincorrectly.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
TowingatrailerTowingatrailer

PreparationforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment
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Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Enginecoolantistoxic!

Enginecoolantshouldonlybekeptinsealedoriginalcontainersinasafeplace.

Neverstoreenginecoolantinemptyfoodcontainers,bottlesoranyothernonoriginalcontainersaspeoplefindingthesecontainers
maythendrinktheenginecoolant.

Theenginecoolantmustbestoredoutofthereachofchildren.

Pleasenotethatthepercentageofthecorrectcoolantadditivemustcorrespondtothelowestoutsidetemperaturethatthevehicleis
expectedtobeoperatedin.

Atextremelycoldoutsidetemperatures,thecoolantcouldfreeze,causingthevehicletobreakdown.Vehicleoccupantswith
insufficientwinterclothingcouldthenfreezetodeathastheheatingwillthenalsonolongerfunction.

Coolantandcoolantadditivescanpollutetheenvironment.Spiltoperatingfluidsmustbecollectedanddisposedofproperlyandwithrespectfor

theenvironment.

Warninglampandcoolanttemperaturedisplay

Fig.196Coolanttemperaturedisplayininstrumentcluster:coldnormalwarning

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Innormaldrivingconditions,theneedlewillbeinthemiddlesectionofthescale.Thetemperaturemayalsorisewhentheengineisworkinghard,
especiallyathighambienttemperatures.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

Litup Pointerposition Possiblecause Correction


Fig.196

Donotdriveon!
Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.Stopthe

Coolanttemperaturetoohigh. engine,lettheenginecooldownuntiltheneedleisbackinthe
Warningarea
normalarea.CheckthecoolantlevelCheckingcoolantleveland
refillingcoolant.

Aftertheenginehascooleddown,checkthecoolantlevelandrefill
enginecoolantifthelevelistoolowCheckingcoolantleveland
Coolantleveltoolow.
Normalarea refillingcoolant.
Thereisafaultifthecoolantleveliscorrect.
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Thereisafaultifthecoolantleveliscorrect.

Donotdriveon!
Faultinthecoolantsystem.
Seekexpertassistance.

Enginecoolanttemperatureistoolowin
Avoidhighenginespeedsandheavyengineloads.
vehicleswithnaturalgasengine.

Avoidhighenginerevsandheavyengineloadsuntiltheengineis

Cold warm.

Flashes Possiblecause Correction


Faultinthecoolantsystem. Seekexpertassistance.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

Coolantspecification

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theenginecoolantsystemisfactoryfilledwithamixtureofspeciallypreparedwaterandatleast40percentofthecoolantadditiveG12plusplus(TL
VW774G)orG12plus(TLVW774F).Bothcoolantadditivesaredyedpink.

Thismixturegivesthenecessaryfrostprotectiondownto25C(13F)andprotectsthealloypartsofthecoolingsystemagainstcorrosion.Themixture
alsopreventsscalingandraisestheboilingpointofthecoolant.

Theproportionofthecoolantadditivemust,inordertoprotectthecoolantsystem,alwaysbeatleast40%,evenifantifreezeisnotrequiredinwarm
weatherandwarmclimates.

Ifgreaterfrostprotectionisrequiredinverycoldclimates,theproportionoftheantifreezeadditivecanbeincreased.However,thepercentageofcoolant
additiveshouldnotexceed60%,asthiswouldreducethefrostprotectionandthecoolingeffect.

Whentoppingupcoolant,amixtureofdistilledwaterandatleast40%coolantadditiveG12plusplusmustbeusedinordertoobtaintheoptimum
corrosionprotection .

WARNING
Insufficientantifreezeinthecoolantsystemcancausetheenginetobreakdownandcauseseriousinjuries.

Pleasenotethatthepercentageofthecorrectcoolantadditivemustcorrespondtothelowestoutsidetemperaturethatthevehicleis
expectedtobeoperatedin.

Atextremelycoldoutsidetemperatures,thecoolantcouldfreeze,causingthevehicletobreakdown.Vehicleoccupantswith
insufficientwinterclothingcouldthenfreezetodeathastheheatingwillthenalsonolongerfunction.

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NOTICE
NevermixgenuinecoolantadditiveswithothercoolantsthathavenotbeenapprovedbyVolkswagen.Mixingothercoolantscouldcause
seriousdamagetotheengineandcoolingsystem.

ThecoolantG12pluspluscanbemixedwithG12plusandG11.

Iftheliquidinthecoolantreservoirisnotpink,butbrown,forexample,G12plusplusorG12pluswillhavebeenmixedwith
anothercoolant.Thecoolantmustbechangedassoonaspossibleifthisisthecase.Failuretoobservethispointcouldresultin
seriousmalfunctionsandenginedamage.

Coolantandcoolantadditivescanpollutetheenvironment.Spiltoperatingfluidsmustbecollectedanddisposedofproperlyandwithrespectfor

theenvironment.

Checkingcoolantlevelandrefillingcoolant

Fig.197Intheenginecompartment:markonthecoolantexpansiontank

Fig.198Intheenginecompartment:coolantexpansiontankcap

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Thewarninglampfortheenginecoolantwilllightupiftheenginecoolantlevelistoolow.

Preparation
Parkthevehicleonalevelandsolidsurface.

Allowtheenginetocooldown .

Openthebonnet Preparationforworkingintheenginecompartment.

Thecoolantexpansiontankhasthe symbolonitscapFig.198.
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Thecoolantexpansiontankhasthe symbolonitscapFig.198.

Checkingthecoolantlevel
CheckthecoolantlevelatthesidemarkingoftheexpansiontankwhentheengineiscoldFig.197.

Refillthecoolantiftheliquidlevelisbelowtheminimummarking(min).Whentheengineiswarm,thecoolantlevelmaybeslightlyabovethetopendof
themarkedarea.

Refillingcoolant
Alwaysprotectyourhandsandarmsfromhotcoolantorsteambyplacingasuitableclothonthecapofthecoolantexpansiontank.

Unscrewthecapcarefully .

RefillonlynewcoolantaccordingtotheVolkswagenspecification(Coolantspecification) .

ThecoolantlevelmustbebetweenthemarksontheexpansiontankFig.197.Donotfillupoverthetoplineofthemarkedarea !

Closethecaptightly.

Ifinanemergencyyoudonothaveaccesstotherequiredspecification(Coolantspecification),donotuseanyothercoolantadditive!Instead,
initiallyrefillonlydistilledwater .ThenaddthecorrectproportionofcoolantadditiveassoonaspossibleCoolantspecification.

WARNING
Hotsteamorenginecoolantcancauseseriousburns.

Neveropenthebonnetifyoucanseeorhearsteamorenginecoolantcomingoutoftheenginecompartment.Alwayswaituntilyou
cannolongerseeorhearescapingsteamorcoolant.

Alwaysallowtheenginetocooldowncompletelybeforecarefullyopeningthebonnet.Hotcomponentscouldburnyourskin.

Thefollowingpointsshouldbenotedbeforeopeningthebonnetonceithascooleddown.
SwitchontheelectronicparkingbrakeandmovetheselectorlevertopositionPormovethemanualgearlevertotheneutral
position.
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Removethevehiclekeyfromtheignitionlock.

Alwayskeepchildrenawayfromtheenginecompartmentandneverleavethevehicleunattended.

Theenginecoolingsystemisunderpressurewhentheengineishot.Neveropenthecapofthecoolantexpansiontankwhenthe
engineishot.Coolantmaysprayoutandcauseseriousburnsandotherinjuries.
Turnthecapslowlyandverycarefullyanticlockwisewhileexertingsomedownwardspressureonthecap.

Alwaysprotecttheface,handsandarmsfromhotcoolantorsteamwithalarge,thickcloth.

Whenrefilling,donotspillanyservicefluidsonenginecomponentsorontheexhaustsystem.Thespiltservicefluidscouldstarta
fire.Theethyleneglycolintheenginecoolantcould,incertaincircumstances,catchfire.

NOTICE
Refillonlywithdistilledwater.Allothertypesofwatercouldcausecorrosionintheengineduetothechemicalcomponents
containedtherein.Thiscouldalsoleadtoenginefailure.Ifanyothertypeofwaterisrefilled,thefluidintheenginecoolingsystem
shouldbecompletelyreplacedbyaqualifiedworkshopimmediately.

DonotfillcoolantabovethetopofthemarkedareaFig.197.Otherwisetheexcesscoolantwillbepressedoutofthecooling
systemwhentheengineishotandcouldcausedamage.

Ifalargeamountofcoolanthasbeenlost,donotrefillthecoolantuntiltheenginehascooledcompletely.Alargeamountofcoolant
lossisanindicationofleaksintheenginecoolingsystem.Theenginecoolingsystemshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshopas
soonaspossible.Otherwise,thismayresultindamagetotheengine.

Whenrefillingoperatingfluids,pleaseensurethatthecorrectcontainerisfilled.Theuseofincorrectoperatingfluidscouldresultin
seriousmalfunctionsandenginedamage!

Vehiclebattery
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Warninglamp
Checkingtheelectrolytelevelofthevehiclebattery
Charging,replacing,disconnectingandconnectingthevehiclebattery

Thevehiclebatteryisacomponentoftheelectricalsysteminthevehicle.

Nevercarryoutanyworkontheelectricalsystemifyouarenotfamiliarwiththenecessaryproceduresandthegeneralsafetyrequirementsandonly
unsuitabletoolsareavailable .Theworkshouldbecarriedoutbyaqualifiedworkshopifyouareuncertain.Volkswagenrecommendsusinga
Volkswagendealershipforthispurpose.Seriousinjuriescanbecausedifworkiscarriedoutincorrectly.

Numberandlocationofthevehiclebattery

Dependingontheenginefitted,thevehiclebatteryislocatedeitherintheenginecompartmentorbehindacoverintheluggagecompartment,

Insomemodels,thevehiclemayhave2vehiclebatteries.Thesecondvehiclebatteryisthenalsolocatedintheluggagecompartment.

Explanationofthewarningsonthevehiclebattery

Symbol Meaning
Alwaysweareyeprotection!

Electrolyteisverycorrosiveandcaustic.Alwayswearprotectiveglovesandeyeprotection!

Fires,sparks,nakedlightsandsmokingareprohibited!
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Fires,sparks,nakedlightsandsmokingareprohibited!

Ahighlyexplosivemixtureofgasesisgivenoffwhenthevehiclebatteryischarging!

Alwayskeepchildrenawayfromacidandvehiclebattery!

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
BookletServiceschedule,

PullawayassistsystemsPullawayassistsystems

PreparationforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Anyworkonthevehiclebatteryandtheelectricalsystemcancauseseriouschemicalburns,fireandelectricshocks.Alwaysreadthe
followingwarningsandsafetyinformationbeforecarryingoutanykindofwork:

Switchofftheignitionandallelectricalconsumersbeforecarryingoutanyworkonthevehiclebatteryandalsodisconnectthe
negativecablefromthevehiclebattery.

Childrenshouldalwaysbekeptawayfromelectrolyteandthevehiclebattery.

Alwaysweareyeprotection.

Electrolyteisveryaggressive.Itcanburntheskinandcancauseblindness.Whenworkingwiththebattery,ensurethatyourhands,
armsandfaceinparticularareprotectedfromacidspillages.
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Neversmokeandneverworknearnakedflamesorsparks.

Whenhandlingcablesandelectricalequipment,avoidgeneratingsparksandelectrostaticcharge.

Nevershortthebatterypoles.

Neveruseadamagedvehiclebattery.Itcouldexplode.Adamagedvehiclebatterymustbereplacedassoonaspossible.

Adamagedorfrozenvehiclebatterymustbereplacedimmediately.Adischargedvehiclebatterycanevenfreezeattemperaturesof
around0C(+32F).

Invehicleswiththevehiclebatteryintheluggagecompartment:ensurethatthegasdischargehoseisconnectedproperlytothe
vehiclebattery.

NOTICE
Neverdisconnectbatteriesorconnectthemiftheignitionisswitchedonoriftheengineisrunning.Thiscoulddamagetheelectrical
systemorelectroniccomponents.

DonotallowdirectsunlightontothevehiclebatteryforanextendedperiodastheUVrayscoulddamagethebatteryhousing.

Ifthevehicleisleftstandingincoldconditionsforalongperiod,protectthevehiclebatteryfromfrost.Ifitfreezesitwillbedamaged.

Warninglamp

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Litup Possiblecause Correction


Gotoaqualifiedworkshop.Theelectricalsystemshouldbechecked.
Faultinthealternator. Switchoffallelectricalequipmentthatisnotrequired.Thevehiclebatterywillnotbe
chargedbythealternatorwhilethevehicleisinmotion.

Severalwarningandindicatorlampswilllightupbrieflywhentheignitionisswitchedonwhilethevehiclerunsfunctionalchecks.Theywillswitchoffaftera
fewseconds.

WARNING
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedwarninglampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebreakingdownintraffic,accidentsand
seriousinjuries.

Neverignorewarninglampsandtextmessages.

Stopthevehicleassoonasitispossibleandsafetodoso.

NOTICE
Failuretoobservetheilluminatedindicatorlampsandtextmessagescouldleadtoyourvehiclebeingdamaged.

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Checkingtheelectrolytelevelofthevehiclebattery

Fig.199Intheenginecompartment:removingthebatterycover

Fig.200Enginecompartment:pushingupthevehiclebatterysleeve

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Theelectrolytelevelofthevehiclebatteryshouldbecheckedregularlyinhighmileagevehicles,inhotcountriesandinoldervehiclebatteries.Thevehicle
batteryisotherwisemaintenancefree.

Vehicleswithstart/stopsystem(Pullawayassistsystems)arefittedwithaspecialvehiclebattery.Itmaynotbepossibletochecktheacidlevelofthis
vehiclebatteryfortechnicalreasons.

Preparation

PreparingthevehicleforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment.

Openthebonnet Preparationforworkingintheenginecompartment.

Openingthebatterycover
Dependingontheenginefittedtothevehicle,thevehiclebatterycovershaveadifferentdesign:

Ifacoverisfitted:pressthetabFig.199 inthedirectionofthearrowandremovecoverupwards.
Ifasleeveisfitted:foldthecoverawayinthedirectionofthearrowFig.200.

Checkingtheelectrolytelevel
Ensurethatenoughlightingisavailableinordertoseethecoloursclearly.Neverusenakedflamesorglowingitems(e.g.cigarettes)asalightsource.

Thecolourdisplayintheroundwindowonthetopsideofthevehiclebatterywillchangeaccordingtotheelectrolytelevel.
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Thecolourdisplayintheroundwindowonthetopsideofthevehiclebatterywillchangeaccordingtotheelectrolytelevel.

Colourdisplay Action
Theelectrolytelevelofthevehicleistoolow.Thevehiclebatteryshouldbecheckedandreplacedby
Lightyelloworwithoutcolour
aqualifiedworkshopifnecessary.

Black Theelectrolytelevelofthevehiclebatteryiscorrect.

WARNING
Anyworkonthevehiclebatterycancauseseriouschemicalburns,explosionsandelectricshocks.

Alwaysweareyeprotectionandprotectivegloves.

Electrolyteisveryaggressive.Itcanburntheskinandcancauseblindness.Whenworkingwiththebattery,ensurethatyourhands,
armsandfaceinparticularareprotectedfromacidspillages.

Nevertiltthevehiclebattery.Electrolytemayspilloutofthebatteryventsandcausechemicalburns.

Neveropenavehiclebattery.

Ifacidisspiltinyoureyeoronyourskin,rinseimmediatelyforseveralminuteswithclearwater.Thenconsultadoctorimmediately.

Ifacidisswallowed,consultadoctorimmediately.

Charging,replacing,disconnectingandconnectingthevehiclebattery

Firstreadandobservetheintroductoryinformationandsafetywarnings Introduction

Chargingthebattery
Thevehiclebatteryshouldbechargedbyaqualifiedworkshoponlyasfactoryfittedbatteriesusingspecialtechnologyhavebeenusedandtheymustbe
chargedinacontrolledenvironment .VolkswagenrecommendsusingaVolkswagendealershipforthispurpose.

Replacingavehiclebattery
Thebatteryhasbeendevelopedtosuittheconditionsofitslocationandhasspecialsafetyfeatures.Ifavehiclebatteryhastobereplaced,discussthe
electromagneticcompatibility,sizeandnecessaryservicing,outputandsafetyrequirementsforthenewvehiclebatterywithaVolkswagendealerbefore
purchase.VolkswagenrecommendsthatthevehiclebatteryischangedbyaVolkswagendealership.

OnlyservicefreevehiclebatteriescompliantwiththestandardsTL82506andVW75073shouldbeused.ThesestandardsmustbedatedAugust2008
orlater.

Invehicleswithaspecialvehiclebattery,e.g.vehicleswithstart/stopsystem(Pullawayassistsystems),replacethevehiclebatteryonlywithavehicle
batterywiththesamespecifications.

Disconnectingthevehiclebattery
Pleasenotethefollowingpointsifthevehiclebatteryhastobedisconnectedfromtheelectricalsysteminthevehicle:

Switchoffallelectricalconsumersandtheignition.

Thevehiclemustbeunlockedbeforedisconnectingthebatteryasthealarmwillotherwisebetriggered.

Disconnectfirstthenegativecableandthenthepositivecable .

Connectingthevehiclebattery
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Reconnectfirstthepositivecableandthenthenegativecable .

Variousindicatorlampsmaylightupafterthevehiclebatteryhasbeenconnectedandtheignitionisswitchedon.Theywillgooutifyoudriveashort
distanceataspeedof1520km/h(912mph).Iftheindicatorlampsremainlitup,thevehicleshouldbecheckedbyaqualifiedworkshop.

Ifthevehiclebatterywasdisconnectedforlongperiods,thesystemmaynotabletocalculateorcorrectlydisplaythetimewhenthenextserviceisdue
Instruments.ObservethemaximumpermissibleserviceintervalsBookletServiceschedule,.

VehicleswithKeylessAccess(LockingandunlockingavehiclewithKeylessAccess):iftheignitioncannotbeswitchedonafterconnectingthe
vehiclebattery,lockandunlockthevehiclefromtheoutside.Thentrytostarttheignitionagain.Pleasecontactanexpertiftheignitioncannotbeswitched
on.

Automaticswitchoffforelectricalconsumers
Theintelligentvehicleelectricalsystemautomaticallyimplementsarangeofmeasurestopreventthebatterydischargingwhenhighdemandsaremadeon
it:

Theidlingspeedisincreasedsothatthealternatorprovidesmoreelectricity.

Ifnecessary,largeelectricalconsumerswillonlyhavealimitedoutputorwillbeswitchedoffcompletely.

Thesupplyofelectricitytothe12voltsocketsandthecigarettelighterisinterruptedtemporarilywhiletheengineisbeingstarted.

Thevehicleelectricalsystemcannotalwayspreventthevehiclebatteryfromdischarging.Forexamplewhentheignitionisswitchedonforanextended
periodwiththeengineoff,orwhenthesideorparkinglightsareonwhenthevehicleisparkedforanextendedperiod.

Batteryswitchoffinanaccidentwithairbagtriggered
Invehicleswithavehiclebatteryintheluggagecompartment:intheeventofanaccidentinwhichtheairbagsaretriggered,theelectricalconnectiontothe
vehiclebatteryisdisconnectedautomatically.Thispreventsshortcircuiting.

Howcanthevehiclebatterydischarge?
Extendedparkingtimeinwhichtheengineisnotrunning,especiallywhentheignitionisswitchedon.

Useofelectricalconsumerswhentheengineisswitchedoff.

WhentheauxiliaryheaterisbeingusedAuxiliaryheater(supplementaryheatingsystem).

WARNING
Incorrectfasteningandtheuseofincorrectvehiclebatteriescancauseshortcircuits,fireandseriousinjuries.

Alwaysusemaintenancefreeandleakproofbatterieswhichhavethesameproperties,specificationsanddimensionsasthefactory
fittedvehiclebattery.

WARNING
Ahighlyexplosivemixtureofgasesisgivenoffwhenthevehiclebatteryisbeingcharged.

Vehiclebatteriesshouldonlybechargedinwellventilatedrooms.

Neverchargeafrozenordefrostedvehiclebattery.Adischargedvehiclebatterycanevenfreezeattemperaturesofaround0C
(+32F).

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Avehiclebatterymustbereplacedifithasbeenfrozen.

Incorrectlyconnectedcablescancauseashortcircuit.Reconnectfirstthepositivecableandthenthenegativecable.

NOTICE
Neverdisconnectthebatteryiftheignitionisswitchedonoriftheengineisrunning.Thiscoulddamagetheelectricalsystemor
electroniccomponents.

Neverconnectequipmentwhichgenerateselectricity,suchassolarpanelsorbatterychargingunitsforchargingthevehiclebattery,
tothe12voltsocketortothecigarettelighter.Theelectricalsystemofthevehiclecouldotherwisebedamaged.

Disposeofthevehiclebatteryasrequiredbylegislation.Batteriesmaycontaintoxicsubstancessuchassulphuricacidandlead.

Electrolytecanpollutetheenvironment.Cleanupanyservicefluidleakagesanddisposeofthemproperly.

Vehiclecareandmaintenance
Caringforandcleaningthevehicleexterior
Introduction
Thischaptercontainsinformationonthefollowingsubjects:
Washingthevehicle
Washingthevehiclewithahighpressurecleaner
Cleaningwindowsandexteriormirrors
Cleaningandchangingwindscreenwiperblades
Waxingandpolishingthevehicle
Cleaningandcaringforchromeandaluminiumtrimparts
Cleaningwheels
Careofrubberseals
Deicingdoorlockcylinders
Underseal
Cleaningtheenginecompartment

Regularandexpertcarehelpstomaintainthevalueofthevehicle.Propermaintenancemayalsobeoneoftherequirementsforacknowledging
warrantyclaimsintheeventofcorrosionorpaintdefects.

SuitablecareproductsareavailablefromVolkswagendealers.

Additionalinformationandwarnings:
CentrallockingsystemCentrallockingsystem

PreparationforworkingintheenginecompartmentPreparationforworkingintheenginecompartment

CleaningandcaringfortheinteriorCleaningandcaringfortheinterior

Accessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofpartsAccessories,modifications,repairsandrenewalofparts

WARNING
Carcareproductscanbetoxicandhazardous.Unsuitablecareproductsandincorrectapplicationofcareproductscancauseaccidents,
seriousinjuries,burnsorpoisoning.

Thecareproductmustbekeptintheclosedoriginalcontainer.

Readthemanufacturer'sinstructions.

Neverstorecarcareproductsinemptyfoodcontainers,bottlesoranyothernonoriginalcontainersaspeoplefindingthese
containersmaynotknowthattheycontaincareproducts.
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containersmaynotknowthattheycontaincareproducts.

Keepchildrenawayfromcareproducts.

Harmfulfumescouldbecreatedwhenusingtheproducts.Theproductsshouldthereforeonlybeusedoutsideorinwellventilated
rooms.

Neverusefuel,turpentine,engineoil,nailvarnishremoverorothervolatilefluidstowash,cleanorcareforyourvehicle.Theyare
toxicandhighlyinflammable.

WARNING
Incorrectcareandcleaningofvehiclepartscanimpairthesafetyfeaturesofthevehicleandthuscauseseriousinjury.

Vehiclepartsmustbecleanedaccordingtothemanufacturer'sinstructions.

Onlyuseapprovedorrecommendedcleaningproducts.

NOTICE
Cleaningproductswhichcontainsolventswilldamagethematerial.

Intheinterestsofenvironmentalprotection,thevehicleshouldbewashedonlyinspeciallyprovidedwashbays.Thispreventstoxic,oil,greaseand

fuelladenwastewaterenteringtheseweragesystem.Insomedistricts,washingvehiclesanywhereelsemaybeprohibited.

Environmentallyfriendlycareproductsshouldbeused.

Leftovercarcareproductsshoul