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Press the corresponding button:
Switch the front interior lights on or off.
Switch the rear interior lights on or off.
The interior lights will switch on automatically when unlocking or leaving
the vehicle.
Switch the reading lights on or off.
Switch the ambient surface lighting on or off. Depending on the vehicle equipment: Switch between the
highest brightness level and the set brightness level of ambient surface lighting in the roof console page , Ambient lighting.
Glove compartment and luggage compartment lights
The relevant light turns on or off when opening and closing the glove compartment or trunk lid.
Ambient lighting
Depending on vehicle equipment, ambient lighting can provide indirect lighting in various areas of the vehicle interior.
The footwell can also be illuminated.
The brightness and, depending on the equipment, the color of the ambient lighting, can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle
settings menu. If you select the setting Auto, the color of the ambient lighting changes depending on the driving mode setting.
Depending on the vehicle equipment: To increase or reduce the brightness of the ambient surface lighting in the roof console, briefly press the
button in the r
console. You can adjust the brightness of the ambient surface lighting in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system Vehicle settings menu.
After the ignition has been switched off, the lights will turn off when the vehicle is locked or automatically after a few minutes. This reduces the risk of the 12 V
vehicle battery being drained.
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Visibility
Window wipers
Operating the windshield wiper lever
Fig. 96 On the right side of the steering column: operating the windshield wipers.
The windshield wipers only work when the ignition is switched on and the hood or trunk lid is closed. Move the wiper lever into the desired position
:
Wipers are switched off.
Interval wiping for the windshield or rain sensor mode. Interval wiping for the windshield depends on the driving speed. The higher the speed, the faster
the wipers will move.
Slow wiper speed.
Fast wiping.
One-tap wiping - brief wiping. Press and hold the lever down longer to wipe faster.
Pull the lever to activate the automatic wiper/washer system to clean the windshield. While the wiper/washer system is active, the Climatronic system
switches to recirculation mode for approximately 30 seconds to help prevent the washer fluid odor from entering the vehicle interior.
Switch for interval levels (vehicles without rain/light sensor) or to adjust the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Fig. 97 On the right side of the steering column: operating the rear window wiper.
Move the wiper lever into the desired position
:
Interval wiping for the rear window. The wiper moves approximately every six seconds.
Press the lever to activate the automatic wiper/washer system to clean the rear window.
WARNING
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Without the sufficient freeze protection, washer fluid can freeze on the window glass and reduce visibility.
Only use the washer system with sufficient freeze protection in winter temperatures.
Never use the windshield washer system in winter temperatures if the windshield has not been warmed up, e.g. with the air conditioning system.
Otherwise, the freeze protection mixture can freeze on the windshield and limit visibility.
WARNING
Worn or dirty wiper blades reduce visibility and increase the risk of accidents and serious injuries.
Always replace wiper blades if they are damaged or worn and are no longer cleaning the window glass sufficiently
Cleaning and changing wiper
blades.
NOTICE
Incorrect handling of the windshield wipers can cause damage to the windshield, the wiper blades and the wiper motor.
Before driving and before the ignition is switched on, check that the windshield wiper lever is in the basic position.
Remove any snow and ice from the windshield wipers and the windshield.
Always carefully loosen wiper blades that have frozen onto the windshield from the windshield.
NOTICE
Do not use the windshield wipers when the windshield is dry. The window glass can be damaged if wiper blades wipe a dry window.
Do not turn on the windshield wipers when the windshield is dry.
The activated wiper speed temporarily changes to the next lower speed when the vehicle is stationary.
When parking the vehicle in cold weather conditions, moving the windshield wipers to the service position may be helpful for loosening the wiper blades more
easily from the windshield Putting the windshield wipers in the service position .
Wiper function
Automatic rear window wiping
The rear window wiper switches on automatically when the windshield wipers are switched on and reverse gear is engaged. The automatic activation in reverse
gear function can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system Vehicle settings menu.
Heated washer nozzles
The heat thaws frozen washer fluid nozzles. The heat output is automatically regulated when the ignition is switched on and is dependent on the outside
temperature. Only the window washer nozzles are heated and not the washer fluid hoses.
Cleaning system of the Rear View Camera system
The cleaning system of the Rear View Camera system cleans the Rear View Camera system and works with the automatic wiper washing system to clean the rear
window.
If, after washing the camera several times, the camera's view is still limited, clean the camera lens manually
Rear view, Exterior care and cleaning.
Rain/light sensor
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Fig. 98 On the right side of the steering column: windshield wiper lever.
Switch for adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Rain/light sensor deactivated.
Rain/light sensor activated, automatic wiping as necessary.
When switched on, the rain/light sensor automatically shortens or lengthens the delay between wiping cycles depending on how hard it is raining.
Activating and deactivating the rain/light sensor
1. Press the lever into the desired position fig. 98.
Automatic wiping can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
If automatic wiping is deactivated in the Infotainment system, the interval time will be set in fixed stages.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor
The sensitivity of the rain/light sensor can be manually adjusted with the switch in the windshield wiper lever fig. 98 ,
Move the switch to the right - high sensitivity.
Move the switch to the left - low sensitivity.
WARNING
The rain/light sensor cannot detect all precipitation sufficiently and activate the windshield wipers accordingly.
If necessary, switch on the windshield wipers manually if water on the windshield is impairing visibility.
Troubleshooting
Washer fluid level too low
The yellow indicator light turns on.
1. Fill the washer fluid reservoir Washer fluid.
Windshield wiper malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The windshield wipers are not working.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Rain/light sensor malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The windshield wipers will not be automatically activated in rain/light sensor mode when it is raining.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
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Changes to rain/light sensor reaction
Some possible reasons for malfunctions and misinterpretations in the sensor area of the rain/light sensor
View from the front could be:
Damaged wiper blades: damaged wiper blades can leave a film of water or streaks on the window, and this can extend the activation time, greatly shorten the
wiper intervals, or cause fast wiping time.
Insects: insects hitting the windshield may trigger the wipers.
Salt streaks: salt streaks on the windshield from driving in the winter can cause the wipers to wipe more frequently or continuously on a window that is almost
dry.
Dirt: dried dust, wax, any other build-up on the windshield (lotus effect), or washing product residue (car wash) can lower the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor
and cause it to react too slowly or not at all. Clean the sensor area for the rain/light sensor regularly and check the wiper blades for damage Exterior care
and cleaning.
Crack in the windshield: if a stone strikes and chips the sensor area while the rain/light sensor is on, this will trigger a wiper cycle. After that, the rain/light
sensor will detect this irregularity on the sensor surface and react to it. Depending on the size of the chip, the reaction behavior of the rain/light sensor may or
may not change.
If there is an obstacle for the wipers on the window glass, the wipers will attempt to remove it. If it continues to block the wipers, the wipers will stop moving.
1. Remove the obstacle and switch the wipers on again.
Mirrors
General safety precautions
Using the outside mirrors and the interior rearview mirror, the driver can observe traffic and adjust their driving based on traffic.
For driving safety, it is important that the driver adjusts the outside mirrors and the interior rearview mirror correctly before starting to drive.
It is not possible to oversee the entire side and rear area of the vehicle by looking in the outside and interior rearview mirrors. These areas that are not visible are
called blind spots. Other road users and objects could be in the blind spot.
WARNING
Adjusting the outside mirrors and interior rearview mirror while driving can distract the driver. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Only adjust the outside mirror and interior rearview mirror when the vehicle is stationary.
When parking, changing lanes, passing, and turning, always pay attention to your surroundings, because other road users and objects could be within
the blind spot.
Always make sure that the mirrors are adjusted correctly and visibility to the rear is not limited by ice, snow, fog, or other objects.
WARNING
Inaccurate prediction of distance to vehicles behind you can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Curved mirror surfaces (convex or aspheric) enlarge the field of vision and allow objects in the mirror to appear smaller and farther away.
Using the curved mirrors to estimate the distance from vehicles behind you when changing lanes is imprecise and may cause accidents and serious
injuries.
Use the interior rearview mirror as much as possible to more accurately determine the distance to vehicles or other objects behind you.
Make sure there is sufficient visibility of the area behind the vehicle.
WARNING
An automatic dimming rearview mirror contains an electrolyte fluid that can leak out if the mirror glass breaks.
The leaking electrolyte fluid can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory organs, especially in individuals with asthma or similar illnesses. Immediately try to
exit the vehicle to get fresh air. If this is not possible, open all the windows and doors.
If the electrolyte fluid comes into contact with eyes or skin, wash the affected area immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water and seek
medical assistance.
If the electrolyte fluid comes into contact with your shoes or clothing, wash it for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Clean the shoes and clothing
thoroughly before wearing them again.
If electrolyte fluid is swallowed, rinse out the mouth immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting unless it ordered to
do so by a doctor. Call for medical assistance immediately.
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NOTICE
If the glass on an automatic dimming mirror breaks, electrolyte fluid can leak out. This fluid damages plastic surfaces.
Remove any leaking fluid as soon as possible, for instance using a wet sponge.
Interior rearview mirror
Fig. 99 On the windshield: automatic dimming interior rearview mirror.
Sensor for light entering from the rear.
Sensor for light entering from the front.
Fig. 100 On the windshield: manual dimming interior rearview mirror.
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Automatic dimming interior rearview mirror
When the ignition is on, the sensors measure the amount of light entering from the rear fig. 99
and from the front
Depending on the measured values, the interior rearview mirror will dim automatically.
If the amount of light entering the sensors is limited or interrupted, for example by a sunshade or attachment, the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror may no
function or may malfunction. Mobile navigation devices on the windshield or near the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror can also affect the sensors
Automatic dimming will be deactivated in some situations, for example when reverse gear is engaged.
Manual dimming interior rearview mirror
Base position: lever on the lower edge of the mirror points forward toward the windshield.
To dim, pull the lever back fig. 100.
WARNING
The illuminated display on a mobile navigation device can cause the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror to malfunction, which can result in accidents
and serious injuries.
If the automatic dimming function malfunctions, it may not be possible to use the interior rearview mirror to evaluate the exact distance to vehicles or
other objects behind the vehicle.
Outside mirrors
Fig. 101 In the driver door: knob for the outside mirrors.
The following information describes the outside mirror functions for left-hand drive vehicles. Position corresponds to the outside mirror on the driver's side, and
position corresponds to the outside mirror on the passenger's side. For right-hand drive vehicles, proceed in the reverse order.
Adjusting outside mirrors
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Turn the knob in the driver door to the preferred symbol fig. 101.
3. To adjust the outside mirror, push the knob forward, back, right or left in the direction of the arrow.
Fold the outside mirror in towards the vehicle body
Adjusts the left outside mirror.
Adjusts the right outside mirror.
Neutral position. The outside mirror cannot be adjusted and all functions are switched off.
Activating outside mirror functions
The following outside mirror functions must be activated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system before they are used for the first time
Vehicle settings
menu.
Synchronized mirror adjustment
Depending on vehicle equipment, it may be possible to adjust both outside mirrors at the same time.
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1. Turn rotary knob to position
2. Adjusts the left outside mirror. The right outside mirror will be adjusted the same way (synchronized).
3. To correct the adjustment of the right outside mirror, if necessary, turn the knob to the
position and adjust the right outside mirror.
Folding the outside mirrors in while parking
If the vehicle is locked or unlocked from the outside, the outside mirrors will automatically fold in or out. For this to happen, the knob must be in the
,
,
or
position.
If the knob for power exterior mirrors is in the
position, the outside mirrors will remain folded in.
Save the passenger-side outside mirror settings when reversing
1. Unlock the vehicle using the key, to which the setting is allocated.
2. Set the electronic parking brake.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Shift the transmission to neutral.
5. Select the reverse gear.
6. Adjust the front passenger outside mirror so that, for example, the edge of the curb can be seen clearly.
7. Shift the transmission to neutral.
8. Switch the ignition off.
The selected mirror position will be stored and assigned to the vehicle key.
Opening the front passenger outside mirror settings for driving in reverse
1. Turn rotary knob for the outside mirrors to the relevant position for adjusting the front passenger outside mirror.
2. With the ignition switched on, select reverse gear.
The front passenger outside mirror will adjust to the stored position.
The front passenger outside mirror will exit the position stored for driving in reverse when you begin driving forward faster than about 15 km/h (about 9 mph) or whe
the knob is turned to any other position.
WARNING
Inattentively folding the outside mirrors out and in can cause injuries.
Do not fold the outside mirrors out or in if there are any obstacles in the path.
Always make sure your fingers do not get pinched between the outside mirror and the mirror base when moving the mirror.
NOTICE
If outside mirrors are not folded in when driving through a car wash, they can get damaged.
Always fold in the outside mirrors.
Do not fold power outside mirrors in or out by hand because the mirror motor could be damaged.
If there is a malfunction in the power outside mirror, you can adjust the position of the mirror manually by hand by pushing on the edge of the mirror surface.
Sunshade
Sun visors
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Fig. 102 In the front of the headliner: sun visor.
Light.
Remove from holder.
Slide cover open.
Adjustment options for the sun visors
Fold toward the windshield.
Remove from the holder and tilt toward the door fig. 102.
Adjustment options for the sun visor
In some vehicle models, the sun visor can be moved farther toward the rear when it is tilted toward the door.
Illuminated vanity mirror
When the sun visor is folded down, there is a vanity mirror located behind a cover. The lights fig. 102 turn on when the cover fig. 102 slides open.
The lighting for the vanity mirror switches off in the following situations:
The cover is closed.
The sun visor is swung upwards or fully forwards.
The sun visor is pushed in a longitudinal direction or not fully pushed in.
WARNING
Visibility may be reduced when sun visors are folded down and the sunshades are extended.
Always guide sun visors and sunshades back into their holders when they are no longer needed.
Under certain conditions, the light above the sun visor will turn off automatically after several minutes. This reduces the risk of the 12 V vehicle battery being
drained.
Sunshade in the sunroof
Fig. 103 In the headliner: buttons for controlling the sunshade.
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Button for opening the sunshade.
Button for closing the sunshade.
The power sunshade only works when the ignition is switched on.
When the sunroof is tilted all the way open, the sunshade automatically moves into a position that provides ventilation. The sunshade will remain in the ventilation
position after the sunroof is closed.
The fig. 103 and
buttons have two detents. In the first detent, the sunshade can be opened or closed either completely or partially.
In the second detent, pressing the button briefly opens or closes the sunshade completely. Pressing the button again stops the one-touch feature.
Opening the sunshade
1. Press the
button to the first level.
Automatic process: Press the
button briefly to the second level.
2. To interrupt the automatic opening process, press the button
again briefly.
Closing the sunshade
1. Press the
button to the first level.
Automatic process: Press the
button briefly to the second level.
2. To interrupt the automatic closing process, press the button
again briefly.
The sunshade can still be opened or closed for several minutes after the ignition has been switched off, as long as the driver’s or front passenger door has not been
opened.
Sunshade pinch protection
The pinch protection can reduce the risk of being pinched and injured when the sunshade is closing
. If the sunshade encounters resistance or an obstacle
when closing, the sunroof or sunshade will open again immediately.
1. Check why the sunroof did not close.
2. Try again to close the sunshade.
If the sunshade still encounters resistance or an obstacle and will not close, open the sunshade again. Within a short time after opening, you can close the
sunshade again without pinch protection.
3. If the sunshade is still not able to close, close the sunshade without pinch protection.
Closing the sunshade without pinch protection
1. Within approximately five seconds after pinch protection is triggered, press and hold the fig. 103 button until the sunshade is completely closed.
This will close the sunshade without pinch protection.
2. If the sunshade still will not close, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Closing the sunshade without pinch protection may result in serious injuries.
Always be careful when closing the sunshade.
Ensure that nobody is within the range of operation of the sunshade, especially if it is closing without pinch protection.
The pinch protection does not prevent fingers or other parts of the body from becoming injured by being pressed against the roof frame.
When the sunroof is open, the power sunshade can only be closed to the front edge of the sunroof.
Sunshade for the rear side windows
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Fig. 104 In the right window: Sunshade.
The sunshades for the rear side windows are installed in the door trim panels on the windows.
1. Pull the sunshade all the way upward by the handle in the direction of the arrow fig. 104.
2. Secure the rod with both eyelets in its holder fig. 104.
3. Check that the extended sunshade is securely hooked in the holder.
To roll down, release the sunshade at the top and guide it downward by hand
NOTICE
To reduce the risk of damaging the sunshade or the interior trim panel, do not let the sunshade roll down “quickly”.
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Heating and air conditioning system
Climatronic
Overview of the Climatronic
Automatic air conditioner
Climatronic is an automatic air conditioning system which warms, cools and dehumidifies the air. In automatic mode, Climatronic can automatically control the air
temperature, air distribution and the volume of air.
The air conditioner is most effective when the vehicle interior is kept closed. If there is a build-up of heat inside the vehicle, ventilation can help to speed up the
cooling process.
Some functions of the air conditioner, as well as a climate control bar for the rear seats, depend on the vehicle equipment.
Fig. 105 In the upper section of the center console: Climate control bar for the Climatronic system.
Display of activated functions
Illuminated LEDss on the climate control bar indicate that the function is activated.
In the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system, function keys highlighted in color indicate that a function is switched on
Air conditioner menu in the
Infotainment system.
WARNING
Poor visibility through the windows increases the risk of collisions and accidents that can cause serious or fatal injuries.
Keep all windows free of ice, snow and fog.
Adjust the heating, air conditioner, and rear window defroster to a setting where the windows do not fog up
Troubleshooting.
Only start driving when all windows are clear.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time. Otherwise, the windows could fog up very quickly and greatly reduce visibility.
Always switch off recirculation mode when it is not necessary.
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
On the climate control bar
Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
The Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system is only available via the Climatronic. Certain functions depend on the vehicle equipment.
In the Air conditioner menu, you can find, for example, the functions for temperature regulation
Temperature regulation and air distribution Air distribution and
blower speed.
The top of the screen shows the current climate control settings, such as the air conditioner profile for automatic mode.
The lower section of the screen shows function keys for frequently used air conditioning functions.
Operating status of the air conditioner
The operating status of the air conditioning system is represented by colors:
Cooling. Heating.
Climate control settings submenu
Open the Climate control settings submenu.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, you can find additional comfort functions in the Climate control settings submenu:
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Switching the Climatronic on and off
In the air conditioner menu or on the climate control bar
Switch off the Climatronic.
Adjust the blower speed.
1. To switch on Climatronic, turn the center knob clockwise.
2. To switch off the Climatronic, turn the center knob all the way counterclockwise.
Automatic mode of the Climatronic
In the air conditioner menu or on the climate control bar
The set air temperature is maintained constant. The air volume and air distribution are automatically controlled. Automatic mode switches off when the
blower speed is changed manually.
Selecting the air conditioner profile
The blower power in automatic mode can be controlled via the air conditioning profiles.
1. Open the air conditioner menu.
2. Tap
3. To select an air conditioner profile, tap
at the top of the screen.
4. Select your preferred air conditioner profile in the pop-up window.
Air Care
In the air conditioner menu: bottom of the screen
The Air Care Climatronic active combination filter can limit the entrance of hazardous substances as well as allergens.
If Air Care is switched on, the air recirculation of the air conditioner is maximized as far as permitted by the risk of fogging up the windows depending on the humidi
in the vehicle interior and the outside temperature. Air recirculation is controlled automatically and adapts itself continuously to prevent vehicle occupant fatigue.
Switching Air Care on and off
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap Air Care.
3. Tap Active.
Manual air conditioning
Overview of the manual air conditioner
The manual climate control system warms, cools, and removes humidity from the air.
The air conditioner is most effective when the vehicle interior is kept closed. If there is a build-up of heat inside the vehicle, ventilation can help to speed up the
cooling process.
Certain functions of the air conditioner depend on the vehicle equipment.
Fig. 106 In the upper section of the center console: Climate control bar for the manual climate control system.
Display of activated functions
Illuminated LEDss on the climate control bar indicate that the function is activated.
WARNING
Poor visibility through the windows increases the risk of collisions and accidents that can cause serious or fatal injuries.
Keep all windows free of ice, snow and fog.
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Adjust the heating, air conditioner, and rear window defroster to a setting where the windows do not fog up
Troubleshooting.
Only start driving when all windows are clear.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time. Otherwise, the windows could fog up very quickly and greatly reduce visibility.
Always switch off recirculation mode when it is not necessary.
Switching the manual air conditioner on and off
On the climate control bar
Switch off the air conditioning system.
Adjust the blower speed.
Switch the rear air conditioning block on or off.
1. To switch on the manual air conditioner, turn the center knob clockwise.
2. To switch off the manual air conditioner, turn the center knob all the way counterclockwise.
Temperature regulation
In the air conditioner menu or on the climate control bar
Adjust the temperature.
The air is cooled and dehumidified in cooling mode.
Apply temperature settings for the driver side to all seats.
Depending on the engine and vehicle equipment, the vehicle interior can be ventilated by the fan or the residual heat from the engine can be used to keep the
vehicle interior warm when the ignition is switched off. This function is switched off after 30 minutes or if the 12 V vehicle battery charge level is low.
Switch the maximum cooling output on and off.
Air recirculation is switched on automatically and Climatronic automatically directs air to the upper body.
Setting the temperature on the Climatronic climate control bar
1. Turn the left or right knob to
or
The Climatronic displays the set temperatures.
Setting the temperature on the manual air conditioning climate control bar
1. Turn the left knob to
or
Maximum cooling output and heating output
1. Turn the left knob as far as it goes to
or
Or: to switch on the maximum cooling output of the Climatronic, press
on the climate control bar or tap in the Air conditioner menu.
Adjusting the temperature for the rear seats
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap the function key for the rear seats.
3. Tap the
or
function key.
Or: tap
or
on the climate control bar for the rear seats.
The set temperatures for the rear seats are shown on the climate control bar displays for the rear seats.
If
is activated in the Infotainment system, the rear climate control bar cannot be used.
Air distribution and blower speed
Vents
Vents are located in the following places in the vehicle:
Driver’s side.
Passenger's side.
Front center console.
Rear center console.
NOTICE
Food, medication, and objects that are sensitive to heat or cold can become damaged or unusable from the air coming out of the vents.
Do not place any food, medication, or other objects that are sensitive to temperature in front of the vents.
Air distribution functions in the Air conditioner menu on the climate control bar
Adjust the blower speed.
Direct air to the upper body.
Direct air into the footwell.
Direct air to the upper body and into the footwell.
Direct
air onto the windshield and into the footwell.
Direct air onto the windshield.
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Defrost function
Switching defrost on and off
The Climatronic defrost function clears fog and ice from the windshield.
The air is dehumidified and the blower is set to a higher speed.
The air conditioning system's defrost function clears the windshield of fog and ice.
The air must be dehumidified when the defrost function is switched on. Therefore when the defrost function is switched on, you cannot switch air recirculation on or
cooling mode off.
Air recirculation
Switching air recirculation on and off in the Air conditioner menu or climate control bar
No fresh air will enter the vehicle interior when recirculation mode is switched on.
1. Press
on the climate control bar.
When does recirculation mode switch off?
Recirculation mode will switch off in the following situations
:
If the defrost function is switched on.
If a sensor detects that the windows could fog up.
WARNING
Lack of air circulation can lead to sudden driver fatigue and lack of concentration, which can cause collisions, accidents, and serious injuries.
Never use recirculation mode for long periods of time, because this prevents fresh air from entering the passenger compartment.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time. Otherwise, the windows could fog up very quickly and greatly reduce visibility.
Always switch off recirculation mode when it is not necessary.
NOTICE
Do not smoke in the vehicle when recirculation mode is switched on. The smoke can settle on the refrigerant system evaporator and the active combination filter
and cause permanent odors.
Climatronic: When reverse gear is engaged or while the automatic wash and wipe system is on, recirculation mode switches on automatically so that no odors
will enter the vehicle interior.
Manual air conditioning system: At very high outside temperatures, air recirculation helps to briefly cool down the vehicle interior faster.
Seat heating and seat ventilation
Switching the seat heating and seat ventilation on and off in the Air conditioner menu or in the climate control bar
The seat heating and seat ventilation function when the engine is running. The front seats and outer rear seats may be heated in three stages
. The front se
may also be ventilated from inside in three stages.
The seat ventilation function ventilates the seat using vehicle interior air. This removes moisture from the body. The seat itself is not cooled directly.
Switch seat heating on and off. Switch seat ventilation on and off.
If you switch off the ignition, the seat heating and seat ventilation are also switched off. If you switch on the ignition again within ten minutes, the last heating level o
ventilation level selected for the driver seat is also automatically activated.
Heating and ventilation levels
The seat heating and seat ventilation are represented by colors:
At the highest heating or ventilation level, all three LEDss light up.
Using the seat heating function
1. In order to switch on the seat heating at the highest heating level, press the
or
button in the climate control bar.
2. To set the heating level, press the
button or the
button repeatedly.
3. To turn off the seat heating, press the
or
button repeatedly until the LEDs turns off.
Using the seat ventilation function
1. In order to switch on the seat ventilation at the highest ventilation level, press the
or
button in the climate control bar.
2. To set the ventilation level, press the
or
button repeatedly.
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3. To turn off the seat ventilation, press the
or
button repeatedly until the LEDs turns off.
When should the seat heating and seat ventilation not be switched on?
Do not switch on the seat heating and seat ventilation under any of the following conditions:
The seat is occupied by a person with a limited perception of pain or temperature
The seat is not occupied
The seat is covered with a seat cover
A child restraint is installed on the seat
The seat surface is damp or wet
Seat heating only: The interior or exterior temperature is higher than +77 °F (+25 °C).
WARNING
Magnetic fields are generated when the seat heating is operated. In individual cases, these magnetic fields can affect active medical implants (e.g.
pacemakers).
Wearers of an active medical implant should consult their doctor or the manufacturer of their implant before operating the seat heating.
If necessary, make your vehicle occupants aware of this as well.
WARNING
People who cannot perceive pain or temperature or who have a limited perception of these due to medication, paralysis, or chronic illnesses such as diabetes
could develop burns or undercooling on the back, buttocks, and legs when using seat heating or seat ventilation. Such injuries could take a very long time to heal
or may never heal completely. Contact a medical doctor for questions about personal health conditions.
People with a limited perception of pain and/or temperature must never use the seat heating and seat ventilation functions.
WARNING
If the seat cover is soaked through, this can cause the seat heating to malfunction and increase the risk of burns.
Make sure the seat surface is dry before using the seat heating function.
Never sit on the seat while wearing damp or wet clothing.
Do not place any damp or wet objects and clothing on the seat.
Do not pour any fluids on the seat.
NOTICE
To prevent damage to the seat heating elements, never kneel on the seats or exert pressure on the seating surface and backrest with sharp or pointed
objects.
Fluids, sharp objects, and insulating materials, for example a protective cover or child restraint, can damage the seat heating function.
If any odor starts to develop, turn off the seat heating immediately and have it checked by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If the original seat cover is replaced with a different material, the seat heating may overheat or the operation of the seat heating may be restricted.
In order to save fuel, switch off the seat heating and seat ventilation as soon as possible.
Steering wheel heating
Switching steering wheel heating on and off via the multi-function steering wheel
Switch steering wheel heating on and off.
The steering wheel heating only works when the engine is running.
Heating levels for the steering wheel heating
When you switch on the steering wheel heating, the current heating level is constantly displayed in the instrument cluster as a bar display. At the highest heating
level, all three bars are filled.
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Operating steering wheel heating
1. To switch on steering wheel heating at the highest heating level, press the
button.
2. To adjust the heating level, press the
button repeatedly.
3. To switch off steering wheel heating, press the
button repeatedly until the bar display in the instrument cluster display turns off.
If you start the engine again within approximately ten minutes, the last heating level set is automatically switched on.
Saving the heating level
1. Switch on the steering wheel heating and set the desired heating level.
2. To save the current heating level, press and hold the
button for approximately one second.
The heating level is saved and the steering wheel heating is switched off.
3. To switch the steering wheel heating back on at the most recently saved heating level, press and hold the
button for approximately one second.
Steering wheel heating switches off automatically
If one of the following conditions applies, the steering wheel heating switches off automatically:
If the energy use is too high.
If the steering wheel heating system is malfunctioning.
Rear window defroster
Switching the rear window defroster on and off in the Air conditioner menu or climate control bar
Switch the rear window defroster on and off while the engine is running.
The rear window defroster switches off automatically after a maximum of around ten minutes.
The exterior mirror heating only provides the most heat when the ambient temperature is below +20 °C (+68 °F). After about two minutes, the mirrors will be heated
depending on the ambient temperature.
NOTICE
To reduce the risk of damage to the rear window defroster, do not apply any stickers on the heating wires on the inside of the window.
In order to save fuel, switch off the rear window defroster as soon as possible.
Troubleshooting
The cooling mode
or heating cannot be switched on or the function is limited
The
cooling mode only works when the engine is running and at ambient temperatures above +3 °C (+38 °F).
If the engine is very hot or if the outside temperature is extremely high, the function of the cooling mode
, the heating and the defrost may be restricted.
Switch on the fan.
Check the safeguard on the air conditioning system Replacing fuses.
Change active combination filters Service.
If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
NOTICE
If the air conditioner is not working, switch it off immediately to prevent subsequent damage. Have the air conditioner checked by suitably qualified
professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The windows are fogged up
The windows fog up when they are colder than the ambient temperature and the air is very humid. Cold air does not absorb as much moisture as warm air which is
why windows fog up more frequently during cold seasons.
1. To improve the heating and cooling output, keep the air intake in front of the windshield free of ice, snow, and leaves
Vehicle care.
2. Leave the air duct in the rear section of the luggage compartment uncovered so that air can flow through the vehicle from front to back.
3. Switch on the defrost function Defrost function.
The temperature unit has changed
1. Changing the temperature units for all temperature displays in the vehicle using the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
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Water or water vapor under the vehicle
In the case of high outside humidity and temperatures, condensation can drip from the air conditioning system evaporator and pool under the vehicle. This is norma
and does not mean there is a leak in the system.
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Driving
Messages about driving
Pedals
Fig. 107 In the footwell: pedals.
Accelerator pedal.
Brake pedal.
WARNING
Objects in the driver footwell can prevent the pedals from moving freely. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and increases the risk of serious
injuries.
Make sure all pedals can always be pressed without obstructions.
Always attach floor mats securely in the footwell.
Never place floor mats or other carpet over the installed floor mat.
Make sure no objects can enter the driver footwell while driving.
Remove any objects from the footwell when the vehicle is parked.
Wear shoes that give your feet good grip for operating the pedals.
WARNING
Always comply with the applicable driving regulations and speed limits and think ahead while driving. Evaluating driving situations correctly can make the
difference between safely reaching your destination and being involved in a collision with serious injuries.
Take regular breaks on long drives. You should take a break at least every two hours.
WARNING
Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication, and prescription narcotics can cause serious accidents and fatal injuries.
Alcohol, drugs, medication, and prescription narcotics can considerably impair perception, reaction times, and driving safety, which can result in loss of
vehicle control.
NOTICE
It must always be possible to press the pedals with no obstructions. For example, if a brake circuit is malfunctioning, the brake pedal may need to travel farther
in order to stop the vehicle. In that case, the brake pedal would need to be pressed down father and more strongly than normal.
Eco tips
The correct driving style can help to
reduce consumption, pollution, and
wear on the engine, brakes, and tires.
The following tips will help you
conserve the environment and your
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money.
Fig. 108 Fuel consumption in mpg at two different ambient temperatures.
Anticipatory driving
An inconsistent driving style increases consumption. When the driver actively pays attention to traffic, this can prevent frequent acceleration and braking
maneuvers. Maintaining enough distance to the vehicle driving ahead helps you to drive with better anticipation.
How to save energy when shifting gears
Early upshifting saves energy at an engine RPM of 2,000. Do not wait as long as possible to upshift gears and avoid high engine speeds.
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Accelerate slowly and avoid using the kick-down function.
If possible, use the
driving mode.
Avoiding full acceleration
Excessively high speeds increase the rolling resistance and air resistance and with that, the power needed to move the vehicle. Never drive at the maximum vehicl
speed.
Reducing to idle speed
Start driving immediately at low speeds. When stationary for a long time, do not shift to idle, but rather stop the engine, for example when in a traffic jam or at a
railroad crossing.
On vehicles with an activated start-stop system, the engine can turn off automatically when the vehicle is stopped and when stationary.
Refuel in moderation
A full fuel tank increases the vehicle weight. A fuel tank that is half to three-quarters full is best suited for city driving.
Avoid short trips
A cold engine has a very high consumption rate. The optimal operating temperature is only reached after several kilometers (miles). When outside temperatures are
very low, for example in winter, the consumption is much higher than average fig. 108. Plan trips economically and combine short trips.
Have maintenance performed regularly
Regular maintenance is required for fuel-efficient driving and increases the service life of the vehicle.
Checking tire pressures
Low tire pressures cause wear as well as increased rolling resistance of tires, and this increases consumption. Use tires with optimal rolling resistance.
Adapt the tire pressures to the load:
Follow the specifications on the tire pressure label Tire pressure.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Tire Pressure Monitoring System .
Using synthetic engine oil
Full synthetic engine oils with a low viscosity reduce the frictional resistance in the engine and distribute significantly better and faster when cold-starting the engine
Removing unnecessary weight
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Clearing out the luggage compartment, for example by removing empty crates or unneeded child restraints, can reduce consumption.
To keep the vehicle's air resistance as low as possible, remove attachments after use.
Saving energy
The alternator, which is powered by the engine, generates power for the electrical equipment, such as the climate control system, window heating, or ventilation.
Saving energy is simple, for example:
When temperatures are high, air out the vehicle before driving and drive short distances with the windows open. Then turn on the climate control system.
Turn off electrical equipment when it is no longer needed.
WARNING
Driving at high altitudes can reduce the engine power due to lower air density. Lower engine power can result in accidents, e.g. when overtaking. This can result
in serious injury or death.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
WARNING
Always adapt your speed and remain a safe distance to vehicles driving ahead according to the visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions.
NOTICE
Never let the vehicle roll down mountains or hills in the
neutral setting. The transmission is not lubricated when this happens and this can damage it.
An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility can provide you with more information about correct maintenance and replacemen
parts that are particularly energy efficient, such as new tires.
In driving situations when less power is required, the engine cylinders can deactivate automatically on vehicles with Active Cylinder Management (ACT),
depending on the vehicle equipment. While deactivated, no fuel will be injected into the respective cylinders, which reduces fuel consumption overall.
Think Blue. Trainer.
Fig. 109 In the Infotainment system: Think Blue. Trainer.
The Think Blue. Trainer. depends on the vehicle equipment and is not available in all vehicle models.
“Blue Score”:
The higher the displayed value is on a scale from 0 to 100, the more efficient the driving style. A blue border symbolizes an efficient and consistent driving style.
The border is gray when the driving style is inefficient.
Tap the display to open the statistics from the last 30 driving minutes Since start.
Accelerating and braking:
When the speed is constant, the two arcs will be in the center section. When the vehicle accelerates or brakes, the arcs will move downward or upward.
Progress display:
The efficiency of driving behavior is displayed with the blue bars. The white bar saves a blue bar every five seconds.
The larger the bar, the more efficient the driving style.
Driving tips:
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Anticipatory driving
Adjust the speed.
Eco tips.
Consumption:
The average fuel consumption Since start is displayed in l/100 km or in mpg. A blue border symbolizes an efficient and consistent driving style. The border is
gray when the driving style is inefficient.
Tap the display to open the statistics from the last 30 driving minutes Since start.
Saving energy tips:
Tap the Think Blue. function key to access additional tips.
The Think Blue. Trainer. analyzes and
visualizes your driving style and helps
you to drive in a more fuel-efficient
manner.
Opening Think Blue. Trainer.
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. If necessary, switch on the Infotainment system.
3. Depending on the equipment, press the
button or function key.
Or: press button or function key
4. Tap the Vehicle function key, Selection
, Think Blue. Trainer .
WARNING
Driver distraction can cause accidents and injuries. Operating the Infotainment system can distract you from traffic.
Always drive attentively and responsibly.
Learn about other ways to protect the environment. Think Blue. is the worldwide Volkswagen brand for sustainability and environmental impact.
Information on the brakes
Breaking in brake pads
During the first approx. 200 to 300 km (approx. 100 to 200 miles), new brake pads do not yet have their full braking efficiency and first need to be “worn in”
However, you can compensate for the slightly reduced braking force by pressing firmly on the brake pedal. During the break-in period, the braking distance during
full braking or automatic braking is longer than with brake pads that have been broken in. During the break-in period, avoid full braking and situations that place a
heavy load on the brakes, such as driving too close to the vehicle ahead.
Brake pad wear
Brake pad wear depends on driving conditions and style. When driving frequently in cities and on curves or with a sporty driving style, have your brake pads
checked frequently by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
External influences on the brake
When driving with wet brakes, for example after driving through water, in heavy rain, or after washing your vehicle, the braking efficiency can be reduced by moistur
or ice on the brake discs. You must “dry” the brakes as soon as possible by braking carefully at high speeds. Make sure there is no vehicle behind you and that you
do not endanger anyone else on the road
A coating of salt on the brake discs and brake pads reduces the braking efficiency and increases the braking distance. If you do not apply the brakes for long period
of time on salt-covered roads, you must brake carefully to clean off the layer of salt
Leaving the vehicle parked for long periods of time, low mileage, and avoiding heavy braking can contribute to corrosion on the brake rotors and dirty brake pads. If
you usually avoid heavy braking or if there is corrosion present, occasional heavy braking at high speeds is recommended to clean the brake rotors and pads.
Ensure that you do not endanger any other vehicles or anyone else on the road
WARNING
Driving with worn brake pads or a malfunctioning brake system can result in accidents and serious injuries.
If you suspect that the brake pads are worn or the brake system is malfunctioning, immediately find a suitably qualified professional and have the brake
pads checked and worn brake pads replaced. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
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WARNING
New brake pads have not achieved the optimum braking efficiency yet.
Up to the first approx. 200 to 300 km (approx. 100 to 200 miles), new brake pads do not yet have their full braking efficiency and first need to be “worn
in”. You can make up for the reduced braking efficiency by pressing the brake pedal harder.
To reduce the risk of accidents, serious injuries, and loss of vehicle control, drive with extra caution when the brake pads are new.
During the break-in period for new brake pads, do not drive too close to other vehicles and avoid driving situations that place a heavy load on the brakes.
WARNING
Prolonged braking causes the brakes to overheat. This can considerably reduce braking performance, increase braking distance and possibly lead to a total
brake system malfunction.
Never let the brakes “rub” too often and too long or press the brake pedal too often and too long.
WARNING
Overheated brakes reduces the braking efficiency and increase the braking distance considerably.
When driving downhill, a lot of force is placed on the brakes and they become hot quickly.
Before driving on a long stretch of road with a steep gradient, reduce your speed by shifting down to a lower gear with a manual transmission or in
tiptronic mode of the automatic transmission. This utilizes the engine braking efficiency and reduces the load on the brakes.
Aftermarket or damaged front spoilers can affect the air supply to the brakes and cause them to overheat.
WARNING
Wet, icy, or salt-covered brakes will take longer to brake and increase the braking distance.
Test the brakes carefully.
Always press the brake pedal carefully several times to dry the brakes and clear the ice and salt from them, as long as the visibility, weather, road, and
traffic conditions permit.
If you are having the front brake pads checked, the rear brake pads should be checked at the same time. Regularly check the thickness of the brake pads
visually by inspecting them through the openings in the wheel rims or from underneath the vehicle. If necessary, remove the wheels so that the brake pads can be
inspected. For further information, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Driving a loaded vehicle
Heed the following for good vehicle handling when the vehicle is loaded:
Stow all cargo securely Transporting.
Accelerate with extra care and caution.
Avoid sudden braking and driving maneuvers.
Brake earlier than usual.
If necessary, read and heed the information about roof racks
Roof rack.
If necessary, note the information about driving with a trailer
Trailer towing.
WARNING
Sliding loads can considerably impair the driving stability and safety of your vehicle, increase the braking distance when you brake hard or perform an
emergency stop, and thus increase the risk of accidents and serious injury.
Correctly secure the load to prevent it from sliding.
Use suitable tie-downs or securing straps on heavy objects.
Engage the rear seat backrests and, if necessary, the adjustable rear seats securely.
Driving with an open trunk lid
Driving with an open trunk lid can be especially dangerous. Secure all objects and the open trunk lid correctly and take sufficient precautions to reduce the amount
of poisonous exhaust that enters the vehicle.
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WARNING
Driving with the trunk lid unlocked or open may cause serious injuries.
Always drive with the trunk lid closed.
Store all objects securely in the luggage compartment. Loose objects can fall out of the trunk and injure other road users.
Always drive carefully and anticipate upcoming traffic situations.
Avoid abrupt or sudden driving and braking maneuvers because the open trunk lid can move in an uncontrolled manner.
Mark objects sticking out of the luggage compartment so they will be visible to others on the road. Follow the legal regulations here.
If objects must stick out of the luggage compartment, never use the trunk lid to “clamp” or “secure” objects.
If there is a roof rack with cargo on the trunk lid, always remove it before driving with an open trunk lid.
WARNING
Poisonous exhaust fumes may leak into the vehicle interior if the trunk lid is open. This can lead to a loss of consciousness, carbon monoxide poisoning,
accidents, and serious injuries.
To prevent poisonous exhaust from entering the vehicle, always drive with the trunk lid closed.
If you absolutely must drive with the trunk lid open, take the following precautions to reduce the risk of poisonous exhaust fumes entering the vehicle
interior:
Close all windows.
Close the power sunroof.
Switch off recirculation mode.
Open all the air vents in the instrument panel.
Switch the blower to the highest blower level.
NOTICE
Opening the trunk lid changes the height and possibly the length of the vehicle.
Driving through water on roads
Note the following to reduce the risk of vehicle damage when driving through water, for example on flooded roads:
The water must not be any higher than the bottom of the vehicle body
Do not driver faster than walking speeds.
Never stop the vehicle, drive in reverse, or stop the engine in water.
Oncoming vehicles create waves that can raise the water level for your vehicle enough that it is not safe to drive through.
Always manually deactivate the start-stop system when driving through water Start/Stop system.
WARNING
When driving through water, mud, slush, etc., the braking effect may be delayed due to damp or icy brake rotors and brake pads in the winter, and this can
extend the braking distance.
Perform careful braking maneuvers to dry and remove ice from the brakes. Do not endanger road users or disregard legal regulations when doing so.
Avoid abrupt and sudden braking maneuvers directly after driving through water.
NOTICE
Driving through water can greatly damage parts of the vehicle, e.g. electrical equipment.
Never drive through salt water because salt can cause corrosion. Immediately clean any vehicle components that come into contact with salt water using
fresh water.
Breaking in the engine
A new engine needs to be broken in
during the first 1500 km (approx.
1000 miles). All moving parts should be
able to work together. During the first
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few hours of operation, the engine has
a higher internal friction than it will
later.
Up to 1000 km (approx. 600 miles)
Do not accelerate fully.
Do not use more than two thirds of the maximum engine RPM.
Do not drive with a trailer.
Between 1000 and 1500 km (approx. 600 to 1000 miles)
1. Increase the speed and engine RPM gradually.
The driving style during the first 1500 km (approx. 1000 miles) also affects the engine's quality. Even after that - especially when the engine is cold - the engine
should be driven at moderate engine speeds to reduce engine wear and increase the possible mileage.
New tires and brake pads must be carefully broken in.
NOTICE
Do not drive at an insufficient engine speed. Always downshift if the engine stops running “smoothly”.
If the new engine is broken in gently, its service life is increased while, at the same time, reducing engine oil consumption.
Operating the vehicle in different countries and continents
Approval regulations
The vehicle was manufactured by the factory for a specific country and meets those approval regulations that were valid at the time of vehicle manufacture.
If the vehicle will be used temporarily or for a brief period in another country, then read and observe the following information.
Safety standards and regulations
Some countries have special safety standards and regulations that differ from the vehicle configuration. Volkswagen recommends obtaining information about legal
regulations from an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility before driving in other countries.
Selling in other countries
If the vehicle is sold in another country or will be used for an extended period in another country, then the applicable legal regulations in that country must be
observed.
Certain equipment may need to be installed or removed and functions may need to be deactivated. The scope and types of service may also be affected. This
particularly applies if the vehicle is being operated for an extended period in a different climate region.
Functions of the Infotainment system
Due to the many different frequency bands around the world, the Infotainment system installed at the factory may not function in other countries.
NOTICE
Volkswagen is not responsible for damage to the vehicle caused by substandard fuel, insufficient service, or not using Volkswagen Genuine parts.
Volkswagen is not responsible if the vehicle does not meet all of the applicable legal requirements in other countries and continents.
Troubleshooting
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Brake system malfunctioning
The red warning light turns on. A message may also be displayed.
1.
Do not continue driving! Immediately contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
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Brake pad wear indicator
The warning light flashes or turns on red or yellow.
The front brake pads are worn.
1. Immediately contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have the system checked. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
2. Have all brake pads inspected and replaced, if necessary.
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Braking Performance Reduced
If the brake pads are worn or if you notice that your vehicle does not brake as usual, e.g. the braking distance suddenly increases:
1. Immediately contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have the system checked. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
2. Have all brake pads inspected and replaced, if necessary.
Starting and stopping the engine
Ignition switch
Fig. 110 Next to the steering wheel on the right side: positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock.
The ignition is switched off. The vehicle key can be removed.
The ignition is switched on.
Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Press the brake pedal. Start the engine. Release the vehicle key. The vehicle key returns to the positio once it is
released.
When a vehicle key is not in the ignition lock, the steering lock can be activated.
WARNING
Careless or unintended use of the vehicle key can cause crashes and serious injuries.
Always switch off the engine and take all vehicle keys with you when you leave the vehicle. Children or unauthorized people could lock the vehicle, start
the engine, or switch the ignition on and activate electrical equipment, such as the power windows, which could lead to serious injuries.
Never leave children or people requiring assistance unattended in the vehicle when the vehicle is locked. In an emergency, they will not be able to leave
the vehicle unassisted or care for themselves. For example, depending on the season, the temperature inside the vehicle could become very high or low,
which can lead to serious injuries, illness or death, especially for very young children.
Never start the engine or let it run in unventilated or enclosed spaces. Among other substances, engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and colorless poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death.
Never remove the remote vehicle key from the ignition switch when the vehicle is in motion. The steering column lock could engage and you will not be
able to steer the vehicle.
Always fully extend the key bit of the remote control vehicle key and secure it in this position.
Only attach light objects weighing up to approx. 100 g (approx. 3.5 oz) to the vehicle key.
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When the ignition is switched on and the engine is switched off, the 12 V vehicle battery could drain and prevent the engine from restarting.
Always switch the ignition off before leaving the vehicle.
If the vehicle key cannot be removed, engage the selector lever position
. Press and release the lock button in the selector lever if necessary.
For vehicles with DSG automated transmission, depending on the market: When the remote control vehicle key is removed when in gear, the engine is switched
off and the parking brake is activated automatically.
Starter button
Fig. 111 In the lower area of the center console: starter button for starting the engine.
The starter button replaces the ignition
lock (Press & Drive).
The engine is started by the starter button (Press & Drive).
The vehicle can only be activated when there is a valid vehicle key inside the vehicle.
Depending on the model, the starter button blinks to indicate readiness for use.
The electronic steering column lock is activated when you leave the vehicle by opening the driver's door when the ignition is switched off
Steering information.
Switching the ignition on or off
1. Press the starter button once without pressing the brake pedal
Automatic ignition shut down for vehicles with start/stop system
If the following conditions are met at the same time, the vehicle ignition is automatically switched off when there is an active engine stop and the vehicle is stationar
The driver releases their safety belt.
No pedals are pushed.
The driver door is opened.
After automatic ignition deactivation, if the low beam headlights are switched on
the parking light remains switched on and goes off automatically after around
30 minutes.
The parking light will also go off if the vehicle is locked or the light is switched off manually.
Engine restart function
If no valid vehicle key is detected inside the vehicle after stopping the engine, it can be started again within approximately five seconds. A message about this will b
shown in the instrument cluster display.
Once this time has elapsed, the vehicle can no longer be started without a valid vehicle key inside the vehicle.
WARNING
Unintentional vehicle movements can cause serious injuries.
Do not press the brake pedal when switching on the ignition or the engine will start immediately.
WARNING
Careless or unintended use of the vehicle key can cause crashes and serious injuries.
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Always switch off the engine and take all vehicle keys with you when you leave the vehicle. Children or unauthorized people could lock the vehicle, start
the engine, or switch the ignition on and activate electrical equipment, such as the power windows, which could lead to serious injuries.
Never leave children or people requiring assistance unattended in the vehicle when the vehicle is locked. In an emergency, they will not be able to leave
the vehicle unassisted or care for themselves. For example, depending on the season, the temperature inside the vehicle could become very high or low,
which can lead to serious injuries, illness or death, especially for very young children.
Never start the engine or let it run in unventilated or enclosed spaces. Among other substances, engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and colorless poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death.
Always switch the ignition off manually before leaving the vehicle and note any messages in the instrument cluster display.
The vehicle being stationary for long periods with the ignition switched on can cause the 12 V vehicle battery to drain and then it will not be possible to start the
engine.
Starting the engine
Starting the engine
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal until the electronic parking brake is switched off.
3. Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Move the selector lever to the position or engage the parking lock.
4. Vehicles with ignition lock: Turn the vehicle key in the ignition lock, but do not press the accelerator pedal. Release the vehicle key once the engine starts.
Vehicles with starter button: Press and hold the starter button Starter button and do not press the accelerator pedal. For the engine to start, a valid vehicle
key must be inside the vehicle and the brake must be pressed. Release the starter button once the engine starts.
5. If the engine does not start, stop the starting procedure and try again after approximately one minute.
6. Vehicles with starter button: If the vehicle was locked with the vehicle key, the starter button will be deactivated. If you are in the vehicle and you need to start th
engine, first unlock the vehicle or perform an emergency start.
WARNING
The risk of serious injuries can be reduced when the engine is running or when starting the engine.
Never start the engine or let it run in unventilated or enclosed spaces. Among other substances, engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, an odorless
and colorless poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death.
Never start the engine or let it run if oil, fuel, or other highly flammable operating materials are under the vehicle, near the vehicle, or dripping from the
vehicle, for example as a result of damage.
Never leave the vehicle unattended when the engine is running, especially if a gear is engaged. The vehicle could move suddenly or perform an unusual
action, increasing the risk of damage, fires, and serious injuries.
Never use a start booster. A start booster can explode and cause sudden engine revving.
NOTICE
The starter or engine can be damaged if you try to restart the engine while driving or immediately after switching it off.
NOTICE
Avoid high engine speeds, full acceleration and heavy engine loads when the engine is cold.
NOTICE
At high altitudes, the air density is lower, which can make it more difficult to start the engine.
NOTICE
Do not tow-start or push-start the vehicle. Uncombusted fuel can damage the catalytic converter.
NOTICE
If the engine does not start, e.g. the fuel tank is empty, never use the starter with a gear engaged to drive or to attempt a tow-start. The starter can be damaged.
If necessary, refill with fuel as per or use jump-start.
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If the engine does not start, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Do not let the engine run to warm up while the vehicle is parked. Begin driving as soon as there is enough visibility through the windows. This allows the engine
to reach its operating temperature sooner and reduces the emissions.
Electrical equipment with increased power draw switches off temporarily when the engine is started.
If there is no vehicle key in the vehicle or the key is not detected, a message will appear in the instrument cluster display. This can occur if another signal
interferes with the remote control vehicle key or if the remote control vehicle key is covered by an object, such as a metal case.
For example, if the vehicle key button cell battery is weak or drained, the engine cannot be started with the starter button. Perform an emergency start.
After starting, operating noises may be temporarily higher than usual while the engine is cold. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
Stopping the engine
1. Bringing the vehicle to a stop
2. Park the vehicle.
3. Vehicles with ignition lock: Switch the ignition off.
4. Vehicles with starter button: Press the starter button briefly. If the the engine cannot be turned off, use the emergency stop function.
5. Pay attention to the messages in the instrument cluster.
Exit warning
When the driver door is opened, a warning chime sounds and warning notifications appear in the instrument cluster display to warn you that you are exiting a
vehicle that can roll.
WARNING
Never turn the engine off when the vehicle is in motion. That can result in loss of control of the vehicle, accidents, and serious injuries.
The airbags and safety belt pretensioners will not function.
Braking support will not work. You must apply more pressure on the brake pedal to stop.
Power steering will not work. You must use more force to steer.
Vehicles with ignition lock: If the vehicle key is removed, the steering lock may engage and it will not be possible to steer the vehicle.
Vehicles with starter button: When the ignition is switched off, the steering column lock could engage and you would not be able to steer the vehicle.
WARNING
Exhaust system components will become very hot. This can result in fires and serious injuries.
Never park the vehicle in such a way that exhaust system components come into contact with flammable materials under the vehicle, for example shrubs,
leaves, dry grass, spilled fuel, etc.
Never use additional undercoating or corrosion protection for exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, heat shields, or particulate filters.
NOTICE
The engine can overheat after turning it off if the vehicle is driven with a high engine load for a long period of time.
Let the engine run in neutral for approximately two minutes before turning it off to reduce the risk of engine damage.
In vehicles with an automatic transmission, you can only remove the vehicle key from the ignition lock when the selector lever is in the
selector lever position
After the engine has been switched off, the radiator fan in the engine compartment can keep running for a few more minutes. The radiator fan will turn off
automatically.
Remote start function
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Fig. 112 Vehicle key with remote start relay function.
Button to lock the vehicle.
Button for remote start relay function.
With the remote start relay function, the
engine can be started remotely, in order
to heat or cool the vehicle interior before
the start of a journey.
Starting the remote start relay function
You must press the following buttons on the vehicle key within five seconds to start the engine using the remote start relay function
:
1. Press the
button once fig. 112.
All turn signals will flash.
2. Press the
button twice fig. 112.
All turn signals will flash. During remote start, the parking light turns on.
If the remote start relay process is not actively canceled by the driver or automatically canceled, the engine will run for around 10 minutes.
A maximum of two remote starts can be performed in a row, even if one or both remote starts have been interrupted within the 10 minute period.
1. In order to carry out two more remote starts, switch the ignition on and off once.
Ending the remote start relay
1. Press the
button on the remote control vehicle key to switch off the engine fig. 112.
Driving after a remote start relay
If the engine has been started using the remote start relay function, the vehicle cannot be driven. To transition to being able to drive:
1. Vehicles with starter button: Press the brake pedal and the starter button.
Vehicles with ignition lock: Press the brake pedal and turn the ignition key to the engine start position, then release it.
The engine continues to run during this process.
Remote start relay conditions
The following conditions must be fulfilled simultaneously in order for the vehicle interior to be heated or cooled by the remote start relay function:
The vehicle is fully ready to drive.
The vehicle does not move.
Sufficient fuel is available and the indicator light
did not light up before the vehicle was parked.
The parking lock is engaged.
Vehicles with ignition lock: The vehicle key is not in the ignition switch.
All doors, the hood and the trunk lid are fully closed and locked.
The anti-theft alarm system has not triggered the alarm.
The panic alarm is not activated.
The emergency flashers are switched off.
Two remote starts have not yet been carried out in direct succession.
Settings for automatic air conditioning with remote start relay
Climatronic: After the engine is started, the air conditioner automatically regulates the temperature of the vehicle interior to approx. +22 °C (approx. +72 °F) if it is in
automatic mode
Manual air conditioning system: After the engine is started, the air conditioner regulates the temperature of the vehicle interior to the most recently selected level.
The following heating, ventilation and cooling system settings are automatically applied in the case of a remote start relay, depending on the vehicle equipment:
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