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Streets and bridges may be icy when outside temperatures are above the freezing point.
The snowflake symbol indicates a possible risk of black ice.
Black ice may also be present when outside temperatures are above +39 °F (+4 °C) when the
snowflake symbol is not displayed.
Never rely solely on the outside temperature display.
Open doors, hood and trunk lid
If, after unlocking the vehicle and while driving, any doors and/or the hood or trunk lid are open, this is displayed in the analog instrument cluster and an audible
signal may also sound.
Speed warning for winter tires
If the set maximum speed is exceeded, this will be shown in the analog instrument cluster.
Settings for the speed warning can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Winter tires.
Compass display
When the ignition is switched on, the instrument cluster display shows an abbreviation to indicate the direction the vehicle is currently traveling, for example “NW”
for northwest.
If the Infotainment system is switched on and route guidance is not active, the graphic display of a compass is also available.
Odometer displays
The odometer registers the total distance that the vehicle has driven.
The trip trip odometer shows the miles that were driven since the trip odometer was last reset.
1. Reset the odometer via the Infotainment system or the service menu Service menu.
Radiator fan run-on
This indicator appears after the ignition has been switched off, if the radiator fan continues to run.
The radiator fan may continue running due to:
Exhaust gas post-treatment, through particulate filter regeneration, for example.
Active brake cooling after descent.
Dissipation of engine heat after high load, e.g. trailer mode.
Engine code
1. Open the service menu Service menu.
2. Select the Engine code menu item.
Phone information
If a cell phone is connected via Bluetooth, the Bluetooth symbol
will be displayed in the analog instrument cluster.
The symbol also indicates the charge level of the mobile device.
Selector lever position
The selector lever position that is engaged is shown on the side of the selector lever and in the analog instrument cluster.
If necessary, the respective gear is displayed in the analog instrument cluster when in the D/S selector lever position and when in tiptronic mode
Automatic
transmission: selecting the selector lever position.
Fuel-efficient driving
If the vehicle is driving in a fuel-efficient manner, this will be indicated in the analog instrument cluster while driving
There are different instrument clusters; therefore the versions and appearances of the displays may vary. Malfunctions will only be indicated by indicator lights
if the display does not have warning or information texts.
Some displays in the analog instrument cluster may be hidden due to events that occur suddenly, e.g. incoming phone calls.
Depending on the equipment, some settings and displays may also appear in the Infotainment system.
Tachometer
The start of the red area on the tachometer indicates the maximum permissible engine speed for all gears when the engine is run in and at operating temperature.
Before reaching the red area, shift to the next highest gear, select the selector lever position D/S or take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
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NOTICE
Avoid high engine speeds, full acceleration and heavy engine loads when the engine is cold.
To prevent engine damage, the tachometer indicator may only be in the red area of the scale briefly.
Shifting up early helps save fuel and reduce operating noises.
Fuel gauge
Digital fuel gauge
Fig. 18 Fuel gauge on the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro (general example).
Fig. 19 Fuel gauge on the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic (general example).
WARNING
Driving with low fuel level that is too low can lead to a vehicle breakdown in traffic, accidents, and serious injuries.
If the fuel level is too low, this can result in irregular fuel supply to the engine, particularly when going uphill or downhill.
The steering, all driver assistance systems and brake support systems will not work if the engine is “sputtering” or cuts out due to fuel shortage or
irregular fuel supply.
To prevent vehicle breakdown due to low fuel, always refill the fuel tank once it reaches a fill level of 1/4.
NOTICE
Never drive with a completely empty fuel tank. Irregular fuel supply can result in misfiring and unburnt fuel entering the exhaust system.
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The small arrow next to the fuel pump symbol on the fuel gauge indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is on.
Analog fuel gauge
Fig. 20 Fuel gauge on analog instrument cluster (general example).
WARNING
Driving with low fuel level that is too low can lead to a vehicle breakdown in traffic, accidents, and serious injuries.
If the fuel level is too low, this can result in irregular fuel supply to the engine, particularly when going uphill or downhill.
The steering, all driver assistance systems and brake support systems will not work if the engine is “sputtering” or cuts out due to fuel shortage or
irregular fuel supply.
To prevent vehicle breakdown due to low fuel, always refill the fuel tank once it reaches a fill level of 1/4.
NOTICE
Never drive with a completely empty fuel tank. Irregular fuel supply can result in misfiring and unburnt fuel entering the exhaust system.
The small arrow next to the fuel pump symbol on the fuel gauge indicates which side of the vehicle the fuel filler flap is on.
Troubleshooting
Fuel tank almost empty
The yellow indicator light turns on. The reserve supply (red marking ) is being used.
1. Refuel at the next opportunity.
Fuel tank cap open
The yellow indicator light turns on.
1. Close the fuel tank cap.
Engine coolant temperature gauge
Digital coolant temperature gauge
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Fig. 21 Coolant temperature gauge in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro (general example).
Cold range. The engine is not at operating temperature yet. Avoid high engine RPMs and heavy engine load when the engine is not at operating temperature.
Normal range.
Warning range. The needle may move into the warning range when engine load is heavy, especially when outside temperatures are high.
Fig. 22 Coolant temperature gauge in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic (general example).
Cold range. The engine is not at operating temperature yet. Avoid high engine RPMs and heavy engine load when the engine is not at operating temperature.
Normal range.
Warning range. The needle may move into the warning range when engine load is heavy, especially when outside temperatures are high.
If the
warning light flashes, the coolant temperature is too high or the coolant level is too low
Troubleshooting.
Analog coolant temperature gauge
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Fig. 23 Engine coolant temperature gauge in the analog instrument cluster.
Cold range. The engine is not at operating temperature yet. Avoid high engine RPMs and heavy engine load when the engine is not at operating temperature.
Normal range.
Warning range. The needle may move into the warning range when engine load is heavy, especially when outside temperatures are high.
If the
warning light flashes, the coolant temperature is too high or the coolant level is too low
Troubleshooting.
Driving data menu
The driving data menu shows driving and consumption data. Depending on the vehicle equipment, various driving data can be displayed. The displayed driving
data is dependent on the current driving style, the vehicle status, e.g. particle filter regeneration, and the current driving situation, e.g. city traffic. The driving data is
determined as an average value over sections of different distances and the currently displayed value may therefore differ from the actual average value.
Since start memory
If the trip is interrupted for more than two hours, the memory is erased.
Since refuel memory
Display and memory of the collective driving and consumption data. The memory is erased when the vehicle is refueled.
Extended period memory
The memory collects the driving data up to 19 hours and 59 minutes or 99 hours and 59 minutes driving time or 1999.9 km (miles) or 9999.9 km (miles) distance
driven. If one of these maximum thresholds is met, the memory is erased. The maximum thresholds may vary depending on the version of the instrument cluster.
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro and Analog Instrument Cluster Driving Data Menu
The driving data is available in the context menu of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro.
Switching Between the Displays in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro and the Analog Instrument Cluster
Vehicles with multi-function steering wheel:
1. Press the
or
button on the multi-function steering wheel.
Switching Between the Memories in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro and the Analog Instrument Cluster
Vehicles with multi-function steering wheel:
1. Press the
button on the multi-function steering wheel.
Deleting the Driving Data Memories in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro and the Analog Instrument Cluster
Vehicles with multi-function steering wheel:
1. Select the memory to be erased.
2. Press the
button on the multi-function steering wheel.
Setting the Speed Warning in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro and Analog Instrument Cluster
Vehicles with multi-function steering wheel:
1. Select the Warning at --- km/h or Warning at --- mph display.
2. Press the
button on the multi-function steering wheel to save the current speed and to activate the warning.
3. Set the speed on the multi-function steering wheel within approximately five seconds by pressing the
and
arrow buttons. Then press the
button
or wait several seconds.
The speed will then be saved and the warning will be activated.
4. Press the
button again to deactivate.
The stored speed is erased.
The warning can be set for speeds between 18 mph (30 km/h) and 155 mph (250 km/h).
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Depending on the country, a single warning tone sounds at speeds of over approximately 80 km/h (approximately 50 mph), and from approximately 120 km/h
(approximately 75 mph), a continuous warning tone sounds. The
indicator light will also be displayed in the instrument cluster display. This warning is required
by law and cannot be altered.
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic Driving Data Menu
The driving data is available in the secondary display area of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic.
Selecting the Driving Data Menu in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic
Vehicles with multi-function steering wheel:
1. Select the right or left secondary display area using the
or
buttons.
2. Select your preferred driving data menu using the
and
arrow buttons.
3. Confirm your selection with the
button.
Resetting the Driving Data Menu in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic
Vehicles with multi-function steering wheel:
1. Press the
or
button.
2. Select the corresponding driving data menu in the configuration menu using the
and
arrow buttons.
An arrow behind the entry in the configuration menu indicates a submenu.
3. In the submenu, select Reset data and confirm by pressing the
button.
Driving Data in the Infotainment system
Driving Data can be displayed in the Infotainment system, in addition to being displayed in the instrument cluster.
Selecting Displays in the Infotainment System
You can select the driving data you would like to display using the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
Consumption
The average fuel consumption is displayed after approximately 300 m (approx. 984 ft).
Range
This indicates the approximate distance in km (miles) the vehicle can travel under the same driving conditions.
Speed
The average speed is displayed after approximately 100 m (approximately 328 ft).
WARNING
If the driver is distracted while driving, accidents and serious injuries can occur.
Never operate the instrument cluster while driving.
Only adjust any settings in the instrument cluster or Infotainment system when the vehicle is stationary.
Service
Service menu
Depending on the equipment, settings can be applied in the service menu.
Opening the Service Menu in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro
1. Select the Range information profile.
2. Press and hold the
button on the multifunction steering wheel for approximately four seconds.
3. Navigate in the menu using the buttons on the multi-function steering wheel.
Opening the Service Menu in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic
1. Select the Travel time/distance driven secondary display.
2. Press and hold the
or
button on the multi-function steering wheel in the same direction for approximately six seconds.
3. Use the
and
arrow buttons to navigate the menu.
Resetting the service interval display
1. Select Service menu.
2. Follow the instructions in the instrument cluster display.
Resetting the oil change service
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1. Select Reset oil change service menu.
2. Follow the instructions in the instrument cluster display.
Resetting the Trip Odometer on the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro
1. Select Reset trip menu.
2. Follow the instructions in the instrument cluster display.
Displaying the engine code
1. Select Engine code menu.
The engine code is shown on the instrument cluster display.
Setting the time
1. Select Time menu.
2. Set the time with the
and
arrow buttons.
Displaying copyright information
1. Select the Copyright menu to access the copyright information.
Service interval display
Displays about service events appear in the instrument cluster display and in the Infotainment system. There are different versions of the instrument cluster and
Infotainment system; therefore, the appearances of the displays may vary.
Service appointments at Volkswagen are divided into oil change services and inspections. The service interval display informs the driver about the next service
appointment which includes an engine oil change and about the next inspection.
The service intervals are specified for vehicles with the fixed oil change service interval.
Intervals are determined individually on vehicles with the flexible oil change service interval. Oil change services only need to be performed if the vehicle requires it
The specific operating conditions and the personal driving style are also taken into consideration. The service early warning message is first displayed 30 days prio
to the calculated oil change service due date. The displayed remaining distance to be traveled is always rounded to 100 km (miles) and the remaining time is
rounded to whole days.
Service notification
If an oil change service or an inspection service is due in the near future, a service notification will be displayed when the ignition is switched on.
The specified mileage or time is the distance or time until the next service can be completed.
Service event
When an oil change service or an inspection service is due, a chime will sound when switching on the ignition and you can then see a wrench symbol
for a fe
seconds in the instrument cluster display together with one of the following displays:
Inspection now!
Oil change now!
Oil change service and inspection now!
Checking a service due date in the Infotainment system
When the ignition is on, the engine is off, and the vehicle is stationary, the current service due date can be viewed at any time:
Checking the service due date in the Infotainment system:
1. Depending on the vehicle equipment, press the
button or function key and select the Vehicle menu in the Infotainment system.
Or: depending on the vehicle equipment, press the
button or function key.
2. Depending on how your vehicle is equipped, select the Settings menu.
3. Select the Service menu item to display the service information.
Checking a Service Due Date in the Analog Instrument Cluster
1. Press and hold the
button in the instrument cluster until Service appears in the display.
2. Release the
button.
The current service due date is shown in the display.
Checking a Service Due Date in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro and Basic Versions
When the ignition is on, the engine is off, and the vehicle is stationary, the current service due date can be viewed at any time:
1. Open the service menu Service menu.
Resetting the service interval display
If the service interval display was not reset after the oil change service or inspection service, the display can be reset as follows:
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Vehicles with analog instrument cluster:
1. Switch the ignition off.
2. Press and hold the
button in the instrument cluster.
3. Switch the ignition back on.
4. Release the
button when one of the following messages appears in the instrument cluster display: Reset oil change service? or Reset inspection service?.
5. Press the
button in the instrument cluster to confirm.
Vehicles with a digital instrument cluster: The service interval display can only be reset through the service menu
Service menu.
Do not reset the service interval display between service intervals or incorrect information will be displayed.
If the oil change service interval was manually reset, the service interval display then also switches to a fixed service interval, even on vehicles with the flexible oil
change service interval.
The service message automatically disappears after a few seconds when the engine is running or by pressing the
button on the windshield wiper
lever or the
button on the multi-function steering wheel.
If the 12 V vehicle battery in a vehicle with the flexible service interval has been disconnected for an extended period, the time for the next oil change service
cannot be calculated. Therefore, the service interval displays may show incorrect calculations. If this is the case, follow the maximum permissible maintenance
intervals.
Time
Setting the time in the Infotainment system
1. Depending on the design, press the
button or function key and open the Vehicle menu.
Or: depending on the vehicle equipment, press the
button or function key.
2. Depending on how your vehicle is equipped, open the Settings menu.
3. Select the Time and date menu item to set the time.
Setting the Time in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro
1. Select the Range information profile.
2. Press and hold the
button on the multi-function steering wheel until the service menu is available in the instrument cluster display
Service menu.
3. Select Time menu.
4. Set the correct time using the
or
arrow buttons.
Setting the Time in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic
1. Open the service menu Service menu.
2. Select the Time menu.
3. Set the correct time with the
button.
Setting the time in the analog instrument cluster
1. To set all clocks in the vehicle, press and hold the
button in the analog instrument cluster until Time appears in the instrument cluster display.
2. Release the
button.
The time is displayed and the hour display is marked.
3. Press the
button as many times as required until the preferred hours are displayed.
Press and hold the
button to move through the numbers faster.
After several seconds, the system automatically switches to minute display.
4. Press the
button as many times as required until the desired minutes are displayed.
Press and hold the
button to move through the numbers faster.
5. Release the
button to finish setting the time.
Vehicle settings menu
You can switch individual functions and
systems on and off and adjust settings
in the vehicle settings menu in the
Infotainment system.
Opening the Vehicle settings Menu
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. If necessary, switch on the Infotainment system.
3. Depending on the equipment, press the
button or function key and select the Vehicle menu.
Or: depending on the design, press the
button or function key and select the Settings menu.
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Or: Tap the
function key and select the Car menu.
4. To open other menus in the Vehicle settings menu or to adjust settings to the menu items, tap the
function key and select the relevant function keys.
5. Tap the
function key to return to the previous menu.
A check mark
indicates that the respective function is switched on.
System settings and vehicle information display
Vehicle settings (setup)
Depending on the vehicle equipment: Think Blue. Trainer Think Blue. Trainer..
Depending on vehicle equipment: Performance monitor.
Depending on vehicle equipment: Lap timer.
Off-road display Offroad display.
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (Pro) Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro , Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro Information Displays .
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit (Basic) Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Basic Information Displays.
Active media.
Driving Data.
Vehicle status.
Radio station selection.
After starting the engine when the 12 V vehicle battery is severely drained or has been replaced or jump-started, system settings, e.g. personal convenience
settings and programming, may be adjusted or deleted. Check and correct the settings after the 12 V vehicle battery is sufficiently recharged.
WARNING
Driver distraction can cause accidents and injuries. Operating the Infotainment system can distract you from traffic.
Always drive attentively and responsibly.
Dynamic Road Sign Display
Introduction
The Dynamic Road Sign Display detects
standard road signs using a camera in
the interior rearview mirror base and
informs the driver of detected speed
limits and passing restrictions. Within
the system limits, the system also
displays an additional sign to indicate
special restrictions. The system may
also continue to display the valid speed
limit on roads without signs.
The traffic signs recorded by the Dynamic Road Sign Display are shown in the display of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Depending on the Infotainment system
installed in the vehicle, the road signs may also be displayed there.
Dynamic Road Sign Display is always active when the ignition is started.
Road sign display
Fig. 24 In the instrument cluster display: Example of detected speed limits.
After checking and evaluating the information from the camera, the Infotainment system, and the current vehicle data, the Dynamic Road Sign Display function
displays up to two valid traffic signs and a generic additional sign fig. 24:
1st position:The traffic sign that currently applies is shown on the left side of the display, for example a speed limit of 20 mph (35 km/h).
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2nd position: Another road sign can be displayed in the second position, such as a passing restriction.
Additional signs:
A recognized additional sign is displayed above the applicable traffic sign. Depending on the system, a generic additional sign is displayed
instead of the actually recognized additional sign. The applicable traffic sign in the display of the instrument cluster is supplemented by the generic
additional sign.
WARNING
The intelligent technology of the Dynamic Road Sign Display cannot overcome the natural laws of physics, and it can only operate within the limits of the
system. Do not allow the increased convenience provided by the Dynamic Road Sign Display to tempt you into taking risks. The system cannot replace the
driver's attention.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
Poor visibility, darkness, snowfall, rain, and fog may prevent road signs from being display or may cause them to be displayed incorrectly by the system.
If the camera lens is dirty, obstructed, or damaged, the Dynamic Road Sign Display function may be limited.
WARNING
Driving recommendations and road signs displayed in the Dynamic Road Sign Display may differ from the actual traffic situation.
Not all road signs can be detected and displayed correctly by the system.
Traffic signs on the roads and traffic regulations must always take precedence over driving recommendations and displays from the Dynamic Road Sign
Display function.
Limits of the Dynamic Road Sign Display
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Error messages
No road signs available.
The system is in the initialization phase.
Or: the vehicle has not detected any road signs.
Error: Dynamic Road Sign Display.
System malfunction. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Speed Alert currently not available.
The speed alert from the Dynamic Road Sign Display is malfunctioning. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably
qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dynamic Road Sign Display: Clean windshield!
The windshield is dirty in the area around the camera or weather conditions are interfering with the camera
view. Clean the windshield.
Dynamic Road Sign Display is currently limited.
Data is not being transmitted by the Infotainment system. Check that valid map data is loaded in the
Infotainment system.
Or: the vehicle is located in an area that is not detected on the map stored in the Infotainment system.
No data available. The Dynamic Road Sign Display function is not supported in the country where the vehicle is currently being operated.
Functional limitations
The Dynamic Road Sign Display is subject to system limitations. The following conditions may cause the Dynamic Road Sign Display function to be limited or to no
operate at all:
High ambient temperature or long exposure to direct sunlight.
Poor visibility, such as in snow.
Glare, for example from oncoming traffic or the sun
High speeds
If the camera is obstructed or dirty
If road signs are outside of the camera’s visual field
If road signs are partially or completely covered, for example by trees, snow, dirt, or other vehicles.
If road signs are not in the standard format
If there are damaged or bent road signs
If there are variable traffic signs on overhead signs (variable display of road signs by LEDs s or other lighting).
If there is outdated map material in the Infotainment system
If there are stickers on vehicles that indicate road signs, such speed limits on commercial vehicles
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Operating the Dynamic Road Sign Display
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Switching on and off
The continuous display of road signs in the instrument cluster can be switched on and off through the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system.
Speed warning
If the Dynamic Road Sign Display function detects that a valid speed limit is being exceeded, it may warn the driver audibly or visually with a message in the
instrument cluster display.
The speed warning can be set or completely deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu. The setting can be set at
increments of 3 mph (5 km/h) within a range of 0 mph (km/h) and 5 mph (10 km/h) above the maximum permissible speed.
Trailer mode
On vehicles with a trailer hitch installed at the factory and a trailer that is connected to the vehicle electrical system, the display of road signs relevant to a trailer,
such as the valid speed limit and passing restrictions for vehicles with a trailer, can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
For trailer mode, the display of valid speed limits can be adjusted to the model of the trailer and to the legal regulations. The setting can be set in increments of
10 km/h (5 mph) within a range of approx. 60 km/h (40 mph) and approx. 130 km/h (80 mph). If a speed is set that is higher than the permitted speed for driving wit
a trailer in the country or state where the vehicle is being operated, the Dynamic Road Sign Display function will automatically display the legal speed limit, for
example approx. 80 km/h (50 mph) in California.
If the speed warning is deactivated for the trailer, the Dynamic Road Sign Display function will display the speed limits as it would when driving without a trailer.
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Safety
General information
Driving preparations and driving safety
Observe the following points before and during every trip, for your own safety and for the safety of your passengers and others on the road
:
Make sure the vehicle lighting and turn signals are functioning correctly.
Check the tire pressure and fuel level Tire pressure, Fuel gauge.
Check the washer fluid level Washer fluid.
Ensure that the windows are clear and provide good visibility Exterior care and cleaning.
The air intake for the engine must not be blocked. The engine must not be covered with covers or insulation
Safety precautions for working in the engine
compartment.
Secure all objects and luggage in the storage compartments and the luggage compartment
Transporting.
It must be possible to press the pedals without interference.
Secure children with child restraint systems that are appropriate for their weight and height
Transporting children safely.
Adjust the front seats, head restraints, and mirrors according to the size of the occupants
Seating position, Mirrors.
Wear shoes that give your feet good grip for operating the pedals.
The floormat in the driver side footwell must be kept clear from the pedal area and be secured.
Assume the correct seating position before driving and remain that way while driving. This also applies to all passengers
Seating position.
Fasten the safety belt correctly before you begin driving and keep it fastened while driving. This also applies to all passengers
Safety belts.
The number of passengers must not exceed the number of seats and safety belts.
Never drive when impaired, for example by medication, alcohol, or drugs.
Never allow yourself to be distracted from traffic, like by adjusting settings, by opening menus, by passengers, or by phone calls.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the current visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions.
Follow driving rules and posted speed limits.
Take regular breaks on long trips. You should take a break at least every two hours.
Secure animals in the vehicle restraint systems that are appropriate for their weight and size.
Driving in other countries
Some countries have special safety standards and regulations that differ from the vehicle configuration. Volkswagen recommends that you inform yourself about
legal regulations and about the following points from an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility before driving in other countries.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Do technical modifications need to be made to the vehicle before driving in other countries, such as covering or adjusting the headlights?
Are the tools, diagnostic equipment, and replacement parts that are needed for maintenance and repair work available?
Is there an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility in the country where you will be driving?
Are fluids that meet Volkswagen specifications available in the country where you will be driving
Operating fluids and operating equipment ?
Will the navigation function in the factory-installed Infotainment system work with the existing navigation data in the country where you will be driving?
Are special tires needed in the country where you will be driving?
Is a fire extinguisher required in the country where you will be driving?
What are the requirements for a safety vest?
Is fuel with sufficient quality available Fuel and emissions control system?
Checks when refueling
Only perform work on the engine and in the engine compartment if you are familiar with the necessary steps and the general safety precautions, and if the correct
operating equipment, fluids, and suitable tools are available Safety precautions for working in the engine compartment ! Have all work performed by suitably
qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Make sure that the
following items are checked regularly:
Washer fluid level Washer fluid.
Engine oil level Engine oil.
Engine coolant level Engine coolant.
Brake fluid level Brake fluid specifications.
Tire inflation pressure Tire pressure.
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Vehicle lighting Headlights which is necessary for traffic safety:
Information on changing bulbs Exterior lighting.
DANGER
Read and heed the important safety information for the front passenger’s front airbag
Safety notes on using child restraints .
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.
WARNING
Always heed the applicable driving regulations and speed limits and drive proactively. Evaluating driving situations correctly can make the difference between
safely reaching your destination and being involved in a collision with serious injuries.
NOTICE
Volkswagen is not responsible for damage to the vehicle caused by substandard fuel, insufficient maintenance, or unsuitable replacement parts. Volkswagen
recommends the use of Volkswagen original parts or Volkswagen original accessories, which you can acquire from an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Having the vehicle serviced regularly not only maintains the value of the vehicle, but also contributes to operational safety and roadworthiness. Therefore, have
maintenance procedures performed according to Volkswagen instructions. Under extreme operating conditions, some work may need to be performed before the
next service is due. Extreme operating conditions can include frequent stop-and-go driving or driving in areas with a lot of dust in the air. 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.
Seating position
Introduction
Number of seats
The vehicle has a total of five seats: two seats in the front and three seats in the back.
Every seat is equipped with a safety belt.
WARNING
Sitting incorrectly in the vehicle can increase the risk of serious or fatal injuries during sudden driving or braking maneuvers, in the event of a collision or
accident, and if the airbags are deployed.
Before the vehicle starts to move, all vehicle occupants must always be in the correct seating position and maintain it while driving. Safety belts must
also be fastened and remain fastened.
The number of persons in the vehicle must not exceed the number of seats with safety belts.
Always secure children in the vehicle with an approved and suitable child restraint system according to the child's body size and weight
Transporting
children safely and Airbag system.
Always keep feet in the footwell while driving. For example, never rest feet on the seat or on the instrument panel and never hold feet out of the window.
Otherwise, if the airbag and the safety belt deploy, they could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident instead of providing protection.
Risk of injury due to an incorrect seating position
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The risk of serious or fatal injuries will increase if safety belts are not worn or are incorrectly fastened. Safety belts can only achieve the optimum protection if they
are routed correctly. An incorrect seating position significantly impairs the protective function of the safety belt. This could result in serious or fatal injuries. The risk o
serious or fatal injuries increases even more if a deployed airbag strikes a passenger who is sitting in an incorrect seating position. The driver is responsible for all
vehicle occupants and especially for children who are being transported in the vehicle.
The following list includes examples of seating positions that could be dangerous for all vehicle occupants.
The following points always apply when the vehicle is in motion:
Never stand inside the vehicle.
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Never stand on the seats.
Never kneel on the seats.
Never tilt your seat backrest too far back.
Never lean against the instrument panel.
Never lay down in the seats in the vehicle interior or on the rear bench seat.
Never sit only on the front section of the seat.
Never sit sideways on the seat.
Never lean against the window.
Never place your feet out of the window.
Never place your feet on the instrument panel.
Never place your feet on the seat cushion or on the seat backrest.
Never ride in the footwell.
Never sit on the armrests.
Never drive or ride in a seat without fastening your safety belt.
Never ride in the trunk.
WARNING
Incorrect seating positions in the vehicle increase the risk of serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or sudden driving and braking maneuvers.
All vehicle occupants must always sit in the correct seating position and have their own safety belts correctly fastened while driving.
Incorrect seating positions, failure to wear a safety belt, or being too close to an airbag increases the risk of serious injury or death to vehicle occupants,
especially if the airbags deploy and come into contact with occupants who are not seated correctly.
Correct seating position
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 25 General example: correct distance between the driver and the steering wheel, correct safety belt routing and correct head restraint adjustment.
The correct seating positions for the driver and passengers are specified in the information that follows. The safety belt and airbags only provide the optimum
protection when vehicle occupants are seated in a correct seating position.
If you have a physical impairment that prevents you from sitting correctly on the driver seat with a correctly worn safety belt and reaching the pedals, special
modifications to your vehicle may be necessary. For information on possible changes to your vehicle, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility qualified for this. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Alternatively, contact the Volkswagen Customer CARE Center at +00 (1) 800 822 8987.
For your safety and to reduce the risk of injuries in the event of a sudden braking maneuver or accident, Volkswagen recommends the following seating positions:
The following applies to all vehicle occupants:
Adjust the head restraint so that the upper edge of the head restraint is in line with the upper portion of the head as much as possible, but not lower than eye
level. Position the back of the head as close as possible to the head restraint fig. 25.
For shorter individuals, slide the head restraint all the way downward, even if the head is then below the upper edge of the head restraint.
For taller individuals, move the head restraint upward all the way.
Keep both feet in the footwell while driving.
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Adjust and fasten the safety belts correctly Safety belts.
The following additional points apply to the driver:
In vehicles with head restraints that can be moved forward or back, position the head restraint so that it is as close as possible to the back of the head.
Adjust the steering wheel so that the distance between the steering wheel and your chest is at least 25 cm (around 10 inches) fig. 25 and you can hold the
steering wheel firmly at the sides with both hands and your elbows slightly bent.
When adjusted, the steering wheel must always face your chest and not be directed toward your face.
Position the seat backrest in an upright position, so that your back rests completely on the seat backrest.
Adjust the forward/back position of the driver seat so that you can press the pedals while your legs are slightly bent and there is at least 10 cm (around
4 inches) of space between the instrument panel and your knees fig. 25.
Adjust the driver seat so that the top point of the steering wheel can be reached.
Always keep both feet in the footwell to keep control of the vehicle at all times.
The following additional points apply to the front passenger:
In vehicles with head restraints that can be moved forward or back, position the head restraint so that it is as close as possible to the back of the head.
Position the seat backrest in an upright position, so that your back rests completely on the seat backrest.
Move the front passenger seat back as far as possible so that the airbag can provide optimum protection if it deploys.
Safety belts
Introduction
Check the condition of all of the safety belts regularly. If there is damage to the belt fabric, the belt connections, the retractor or the buckle, have the affected safety
belt replaced immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility . The authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility must use the correct parts for the vehicle, equipment and model year. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
The risk of serious and fatal injuries increases if the safety belts are not worn or are worn incorrectly. The optimum protection is only achieved if the safety belts
are worn and used correctly.
Safety belts are the most effective way to reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries in a collision. To protect the driver and passengers, the safety belts
must always be worn correctly when the vehicle is in motion.
Before every trip, everyone in the vehicle must seat themselves correctly, fasten the safety belt that belongs to the seat they are using, and keep it
fastened while the vehicle is in motion. This applies to all passengers and at all times, including during city driving.
Secure children in the vehicle with a child restraint that is appropriate for their weight and height and with the safety belt used correctly
Transporting
children safely.
Only begin driving once all passengers are wearing their safety belts correctly.
Only ever insert and latch the buckle tongue in the belt buckle for the corresponding seat. Using a buckle from another seat reduces the protection
provided by the safety belt and can cause serious injuries.
Never allow foreign objects or fluid to enter the openings in the belt buckles. This could impair the function of the belt buckles and safety belts.
Never unfasten the safety belt while the vehicle is in motion.
Secure only one person with a safety belt.
Never allow children or infants to ride on anyone's lap and never strap children or infants to another person with the same safety belt.
Do not wear extremely bulky, loose clothing in the vehicle, such as a coat over a sports jacket, because this could impair the fit and function of the safety
belt.
WARNING
Damaged safety belts create a serious risk and can cause serious or fatal injuries.
Never allow safety belts to become caught in the door or the seat mechanisms because the belts could be damaged.
If the belt webbing or other parts of the safety belt are damaged, the safety belts could tear during a collision or sudden breaking maneuver.
Have damaged safety belts replaced immediately with new safety belts that are approved for the vehicle by Volkswagen. Safety belts that are stretched
during a collision must be replaced by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting
an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. It may be necessary to replace them even if there is no visible damage.
Check the safety belts' anchorage points as well.
Never try to repair, modify, or remove the safety belts yourself. Have all repairs to safety belts, safety belt retractors, and buckle components performed
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only by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Fasten seat belts reminder and seat belt safety indicator
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 26 In the instrument cluster display: warning light.
The driver or front passenger has not fastened their safety belt. Fasten all safety belts.
When the ignition is switched on, several warning and indicator lamps light up temporarily as a function check. They then turn off after a few seconds.
A chime also sounds.
When the ignition is switched on, the red
warning light comes on for six seconds. A chime also sounds for up to six seconds if the driver safety belt is not
fastened. The chime ends when the driver fastens their safety belt. The warning lamps and chime go off when the driver and front passenger have fastened their
safety belts.
If the driver and front passenger do not both fasten their safety belts within 10 seconds after the warning chime has ended and the vehicle is driving at a speed
above approx. 15 mph (approx. 25 km/h), the chime sounds again for approx. 6 seconds, then stops for approx. 24 seconds, and then sounds again for approx. 6
seconds. The same happens if one of the safety belts is released while driving. The red
warning light comes on. A warning chime also sounds for up to two
minutes at 24-second intervals. The chime does not sound at speeds below approx. 5 mph (approx. 8 km/h).
When the ignition is switched on, the red
warning light comes on until the driver and front passenger have both fastened their safety belts.
WARNING
The risk of serious and fatal injuries increases if the safety belts are not worn or are worn incorrectly. The optimum protection is only achieved if the safety belts
are worn and used correctly.
Using safety belts
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Checklist
Using safety belts
:
Check the condition of all of the safety belts regularly.
Keep safety belts clean.
Always keep foreign objects and fluids far away from the safety belt, the safety belt buckle, and the slot in the safety belt buckle.
Do not pinch or damage the safety belt and/or belt buckle, for example closing it in a door.
Never remove, modify, or repair the safety belt and belt fastening elements.
Always fasten the safety belt correctly before you begin driving and keep it fastened while driving.
Twisted safety belt
If the safety belt is difficult to pull out of the belt guide, the safety belt may have been pulled out too quickly when positioning the belt and may have become twisted
within the side trim panel:
1. Slowly and carefully pull the safety belt out completely by the belt buckle.
2. Untwist any twisted sections of the safety belt and guide the belt back slowly by hand.
If you cannot untwist the safety belt, fasten the safety belt anyway. The twist must not be in a section of the belt that rests directly on the body. Go to an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility immediately to have the belt untwisted. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
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Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Lockable safety belt
The safety belts on the rear seats and the safety belt on the front passenger seat are lockable and have an emergency locking function. With the locking function,
you can adjust the safety belt so that a child restraint is properly installed Securing a child restraint with a safety belt .
Safety belts may only be locked for certain child restraint systems Child restraints - overview.
An activated locking mechanism must be released when a vehicle occupant fastens their safety belt. To release the locking mechanism, push the red button in the
belt buckle and guide the belt back fully by hand.
WARNING
Incorrect handling of the safety belts increases the risk of severe or fatal injuries.
Check the safety belts and associated components regularly to ensure they function correctly.
Safety belts cannot be repaired; they must be replaced.
Always keep the safety belts clean.
Do not pinch or damage the safety belt or allow it to rub against any objects with sharp edges.
Always keep the belt buckle and insertion guide for the belt buckle free of foreign objects and fluids.
Fastening and unfastening the safety belts
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Safety belts that are fastened correctly hold vehicle occupants in the correct position during braking maneuvers or in a collision, in order to provide the maximum
protection
Fastening the safety belt
Fig. 27 Inserting the buckle tongue into the safety belt buckle.
Always fasten the safety belts before driving.
1. Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly
Seating position.
2. Have the rear seat backrest locked into place in an upright position
3. Grab the belt and pull it evenly over the chest and pelvis. Do not twist the belt while doing this
4. Insert the buckle tongue securely in the safety belt buckle for that seat fig. 27.
5. Pull on the safety belt to make sure the buckle tongue is latched correctly in the safety belt buckle.
Unfastening the safety belt
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Fig. 28 Releasing the buckle tongue from the safety belt buckle.
Only unfasten the safety belt while the vehicle is stationary
1. Press the red button in the safety belt buckle fig. 28.
The buckle tongue will pop out.
2. Guide the belt back by hand so that the belt rolls up easily, the belt does not twist, and the trim panel is not damaged.
WARNING
Incorrect belt routing can cause serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
Optimum protection from the safety belts is only possible when the backrest is in an upright position and the safety belts are worn correctly according to
the body size of the passenger.
Unfastening the safety belt while driving can lead to serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or braking maneuver.
Safety belt positioning
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 29 Correct safety belt positioning and correct head restraint adjustment.
Safety belts only offer the optimum protection during a collision and reduce the risk of serious injury or death if they are fastened and positioned correctly. The
correct safety belt position also holds the vehicle occupant in place so that the airbags can provide their maximum protection if they deploy. Therefore, all vehicle
occupants should always fasten their own safety belts and make sure they are positioned correctly fig. 29.
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An incorrect seating position can cause severe or fatal injuries Seating position.
Correct safety belt positioning
The shoulder belt section of the safety belt must always be positioned over the center of the shoulder and never across the neck, above the arm, under the
arm, or behind the back.
The lap section of the safety belt must always lie across the lap and never over the stomach.
The safety belt must always rest flat and securely on the body. Retighten the belt if necessary.
Correct safety belt positioning for pregnant women
Fig. 30 Correct safety belt positioning for pregnant women.
For pregnant women, the safety belt must rest evenly across the chest and as low and flat as possible on the lap, so that no pressure is applied to the lower
abdomen. This should be done throughout the entire pregnancy fig. 30.
Adjusting the safety belt position to body size
The belt positioning can be adjusted with the following equipment:
Belt height adjusters for the front seats Safety belt height adjuster.
Height-adjustable front seats Seating position.
WARNING
Incorrect safety belt positioning can cause serious injuries in the event of an accident or during sudden braking or driving maneuvers.
Optimum protection from the safety belts is only possible when the backrest is in an upright position and the safety belts are worn correctly.
The safety belt itself or a loose safety belt can cause serious injuries if it shifts onto soft areas of the body, such as the stomach.
The shoulder portion of the safety belt must lie over the center of the shoulder, and never under the arm or across the neck.
The safety belt must lie flat and securely on the upper part of the body.
The lap section of the safety belt must lie across the lap and never over the stomach. The safety belt must lie flat and securely on the lap. Retighten the
belt if necessary.
The lap belt section of the safety belt must sit as low as possible on the lap of pregnant women and lie flat under the “rounding” of the abdomen.
Do not twist the safety belt while wearing it.
Never hold the safety belt away from the body with your hand.
Do not guide the safety belt over hard or breakable objects, such as eyeglasses, pens, or keys.
Do not modify how the safety belt is routed using belt clips, retaining loops, or similar objects.
Persons who cannot achieve the optimum belt routing due to physical conditions should contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility about possible special modifications that can be used to achieve the best possible protection with the safety belt and airbags. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety belt height adjuster
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Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 31 Next to the front seats: safety belt height adjuster.
You can use the safety belt height adjuster to adjust the safety belt routing in the shoulder area according to your individual body size, so that the safety belt can be
correctly fastened:
1. Push down and hold the safety belt height adjustment button in the direction of the arrows fig. 31.
2. Slide the safety belt height adjuster upward or downward until the safety belt lies over the center of the shoulder
Safety belt positioning.
3. Release the safety belt height adjustment button.
4. Pull hard on the safety belt to check that the safety belt height adjuster is engaged.
WARNING
Never adjust the safety belt height while driving.
Automatic safety belt retractor, safety belt pretensioner, safety belt load limiter
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The vehicle seat belts are part of the vehicle safety concept Airbag system. The vehicle safety concept has the following key functions:
Automatic safety belt retractor
Every safety belt is equipped with an automatic safety belt retractor on the shoulder belt section. If the safety belt is pulled slowly or while driving normally, the
shoulder belt will be able to move freely. The automatic safety belt retractor blocks the safety belt from moving if the safety belt is pulled out quickly, for example
during sudden braking maneuvers, when driving on hills, when driving around curves and when accelerating.
Safety belt pretensioners
The safety belts for the driver and front seat passenger are equipped with safety belt pretensioners.
Safety belt pretensioners are activated by sensors and tighten the safety belts in the event of severe front-on, side and rear collisions or if the vehicle rolls over. If
the safety belt is loose, it retracts. This can reduce the forward movement of the vehicle occupants and movement of the vehicle occupants in the direction of the
collision. The safety belt pretensioner works together with the airbag system. The safety belt pretensioner is only activated during a rollover accident if the Side
Curtain Protection® airbags are deployed.
Fine dust may appear if airbags deploy. This is completely normal and does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
WARNING
The safety belt pretensioners only provide protection for one deployment. If the safety belt pretensioners deploy, the system must be replaced.
Have deployed safety belt pretensioners and affected system components replaced immediately with new parts that are approved by Volkswagen for the
vehicle.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Authorized Volkswagen dealers and authorized Volkswagen Service
Facilities have the required tools, diagnostic devices, repair information, and qualified personnel. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Never install safety belt pretensioner components removed from scrap vehicles or from recycling.
Never modify any components of the safety belt pretensioners.
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Safety belt load limiter
Safety belt load limiters reduce the force placed on the body by the safety belts during a collision.
When disposing of the vehicle or of individual system components, all safety precautions must be observed. An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility will be familiar with these provisions Safety belt pretensioner servicing and disposal. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety belt pretensioner servicing and disposal
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
When working on safety belt pretensioners, as well as when removing and installing other vehicle components as part of repair work, the safety belts can become
damaged without you noticing. This may cause the safety belt pretensioner to function incorrectly or prevent it from functioning in the event of an accident.
The instructions must be followed so that the effectiveness of the safety belt pretensioner is not impaired and removed components do not cause injuries and
environmental pollution. An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility will be familiar with these provisions. Volkswagen recommend
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Repairs that you perform yourself or that are performed incorrectly on the safety belts, automatic safety belt retractors, and safety belt pretensioners can
increase the risk of severe or fatal injuries. The safety belt pretensioner may not deploy when it should, or it may deploy unexpectedly.
Never perform repairs, adjustments, or removal and installation of components of the safety belt pretensioners or safety belts yourself. Only have these
procedures performed by suitably qualified professionals Accessories, replacement parts, repairs, and modifications. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety belts, safety belt pretensioners and automatic safety belt retractors cannot be repaired. These components must be replaced.
Some parts of the vehicle, such as the airbag module and safety belt pretensioners, may contain perchlorate. Special handling may be necessary. For further
Airbag system
Introduction
The vehicle is equipped with a front airbag for the driver and one for the front passenger. The front airbags can offer additional protection for the chest and head of
the driver and front passenger as long as the seat, the safety belt, the head restraint, and the steering wheel are adjusted and used correctly. Airbags are only
designed to offer supplementary protection. Airbags are not a replacement for safety belts. Safety belts must always be worn, even if the front seats are fitted with
front airbags.
WARNING
Never rely only on the airbag system for protection.
Even when an airbag deploys, it only offers supplementary protection.
The airbag system provides optimum protection when the safety belt is worn correctly and it reduces the risk of injury
Safety belts.
Before every trip, everyone in the vehicle must seat themselves correctly, fasten the safety belt that belongs to the seat they are using, and keep it
fastened while the vehicle is in motion. This applies to all passengers and at all times, including during city driving.
WARNING
Sitting too close to the steering wheel or the instrument panel reduces the effectiveness of the airbags and increases the risk of injury in the event of a collision.
Adjust the driver seat so that there is a distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between your chest and the center of the steering wheel.
Adjust the front passenger seat so that there is the greatest possible distance between the front passenger and the instrument panel.
If body characteristics mean that this is not possible, see an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have special
modifications made. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If you have not fastened your safety belt correctly, if you lean forwards, sit sideways or are in any way seated outside the intended sitting position, the
risk of you being injured is far higher.
Make sure that your safety belt is fastened correctly to reduce the risk of injury if an airbag deploys.
When using a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger’s seat, the risk of life-threatening or fatal injuries in the event of a collision increases for
the child. Never use rear-facing child restraints on the front passenger’s seat.
Make sure that children under 12 years of age always sit on a rear seat. Children that are not correctly strapped in can suffer serious or even fatal injuries
if the airbag deploys.
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Secure children in the vehicle with a child restraint that is appropriate for their weight and height and with the safety belt used correctly.
Adjust the front seats correctly.
Never drive with the backrest angled too far back or forward.
Position the seat backrest in an upright position, so that your back rests completely on the seat backrest.
Always keep feet in the footwell while driving. For example, never rest feet on the seat or on the instrument panel and never hold feet out of the window.
Otherwise, if the airbag and the safety belt deploy, they could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident instead of providing protection.
WARNING
The risk of injury if the airbag deploys increases if there are objects located between vehicle occupants and the airbag deployment zone. These objects could
change the deployment zone of the airbag or could strike the vehicle occupants.
Never hold objects in your hands or on your lap while driving.
Never transport objects on the front passenger's seat. During sudden braking or driving maneuvers, the objects could move into the airbag deployment
zone and then be thrown through the vehicle interior if the airbag deploys.
There should be no people, animals, or objects between the occupants of the front seats or outer rear seats and the airbag deployment zone. Make sure
that child and adult passengers also follow these instructions.
WARNING
The airbag system only provides protection for one deployment. If the airbags deploy, the system must be replaced.
Have deployed airbags and affected system components replaced immediately with new parts approved by Volkswagen for the vehicle.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Suitably qualified professionals have the required tools, diagnostic
devices, repair information, and qualified personnel. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility.
Never install airbag components removed from scrap vehicles or from recycling.
Never modify any components of the airbag system.
WARNING
Fine dust and water vapor can develop when the airbags deploy. This is normal and does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
The fine dust can irritate the skin and mucous membranes in the eyes and can cause breathing problems, particularly for individuals who have asthma or
other respiratory conditions. To reduce the risk of breathing problems, exit the vehicle or open the windows or doors for fresh air.
If you come into contact with the dust, wash your hands and face with mild soap and water before eating anything.
Do not allow the dust to come into contact with your eyes or any open wounds.
Flush your eyes with water if dust enters them.
WARNING
Cleaners that contain solvents can make the surface of the airbag module porous. Plastic pieces that come loose could cause serious injuries in the event of a
collision with airbag deployment.
Never treat the instrument panel and the surface of the airbag modules with cleaners that contain solvents.
Advanced Airbag System
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Read and follow the introductory information and safety precautions
Safety notes on using child restraints .
An active passenger’s front airbag presents serious dangers for a child
. For this reason, all children under the age of twelve must be secured in the rear
seats while the vehicle is in motion.
The Advanced Airbag System, together with the side and Side Curtain Protection® airbags, is checked every time the ignition is switched on. The yellow airbag
indicator light
comes on briefly and turns off after several seconds.
Features of the Advanced Airbag System:
Front passenger's front airbag in the instrument panel
Yellow indicator light
in the instrument cluster display.
Yellow indicator light PASSENGER AIR BAG
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If the status of the
indicator light is one of the following, the Advanced Airbag System must be checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility:
The indicator light does not come on for several seconds when the ignition is switched on.
The indicator light stays on after the ignition is switched on.
The indicator light comes on or flashes again after it is turned off.
The indicator light comes on while driving.
Advanced Airbag System, small children, child restraints and children on the front passenger seat
The Advanced Airbag System in your vehicle has been certified and complies with the regulations of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
(FMVSS) 213 and the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 213 at the time of vehicle manufacture. In accordance with the requirements, the system o
the passenger's side has been designed to “inhibit” deployment for small children of up to 12 months of age and “low-risk deployment” for children of between three
and six years of age.
The airbag on the passenger's side is a potential danger for children when it is deployed. The front passenger seat is not the safest seat for a child in a forward-
facing child restraint and is a very dangerous seat for a child or small child in a backward-facing child restraint.
The Advanced Airbag System has a capacitive detection system in the seat cushion of the front passenger seat which detects whether a baby, small child or child is
in a child restraint on the front passenger seat.
The capacitive detective detection system measures the electrical capacity of a child, the child restraint and a child's blanket on the front passenger seat.
The electrical capacity of a child restraint depends on the child restraint type. Together with the average capacity values of small children and one-year-old children
the capacity values of all child restraints specified in accordance with FMVSS 213 and CMVSS 213 are stored in the Advanced Airbag System control module.
These are compared with the values detected. Only use child restraints that are specified according to these standards and have been approved by the child
restraint manufacturer for use with airbag systems. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a list of certified child restraint
models for use with the Advanced Airbag System in accordance with FMVSS 208.
Only install child restraints on the front passenger seat under exceptional circumstances. Carefully read all of the information about child restraints and the
Advanced Airbag System beforehand and follow all instructions and warnings. Make sure that the system has correctly detected the child restraint on the front
passenger seat and the front passenger's front air bag has been switched off. The yellow
PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light will come on.
DANGER
The front passenger seat of a vehicle is a potential danger to children (even for advanced airbags). In the event that front passenger seat air bags are deployed,
children who are completely unsecured in an unsecured child restraint or in a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will suffer serious or fatal
injuries.
Even if your vehicle is equipped with an Advanced Airbag System, make sure that children (particularly children younger than 12 years of age) are
always transported in such a way that they are secured to the rear seats according to their age and size.
Indicator light for front passenger’s front airbag
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 32 In the center console: Indicator light for the deactivated front passenger's front airbag.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
comes on as soon as the Advanced Airbag System has deactivated the front passenger airbag.
If the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
malfunctions, the yellow indicator light
appears in the instrument cluster to indicate a malfunction.
Although a faulty indicator light does not affect the function of the front passenger's front airbag, the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
can no
longer be used to display the status of the front passenger's front airbag. Immediately visit 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.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
blinks for around five seconds in the following situations:
The capacitive passenger detection system detects a change in the load on the front passenger seat.
After the yellow
PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light stops blinking, ensure that the status of the airbag (on or off) is shown correctly according to whethe
the seat is occupied. The indicator light remains on if the front passenger seat is unoccupied or the system has detected a child restraint that corresponds to
FMVSS 208 or CMVSS 208 page , Airbag system. The indicator light switches off if the seat is occupied by an adult.
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The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
must come on when the ignition is switched on and an infant carrier or child restraint is installed on the
front passenger seat and the measured capacity is less than or equal to the capacity of an average one-year old child in a child restraint system as per FMVSS 208
or CMVSS 208.
If the front passenger seat is not occupied, the front passenger's front airbag is also deactivated and the indicator light remains on.
Never install a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat. The safest place for a child restraint is on the rear seat.
Under these conditions, the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
must come on permanently whenever the ignition is on. If this is not the case, sto
the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and follow these instructions:
Switch the ignition off for at least four seconds and then switch it on again.
Remove the child restraint from the front passenger seat and install it again according to the manufacturer's instructions. When doing so, ensure that the child
restraint is installed correctly.
Ensure that the safety belt has been guided around the child restraint correctly and that it is secure.
Ensure that there are no electronic devices on the front passenger seat.
Ensure that the safety belt and belt buckle are working correctly and not blocked.
Ensure that no seat heating or similar systems have been retrofitted.
Ensure that there are no damp objects on the front passenger seat.
If the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
still does not come on, remove the child restraint immediately and install it on the rear seat. Visit an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility as soon as possible to have the airbag system checked. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
must not come on if the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult. However, if this is the case, stop th
vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and ensure the following:
Ensure that the passenger is sitting in the middle of the seat and that the backrest is upright.
Ensure that the belt is correctly positioned and tight.
Ensure that there are no other objects on the seat cushion, such as blankets or booster seats, that could affect the system's ability to detect a passenger.
If the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
is still permanently on, the passenger must move to the rear seat. Visit an authorized Volkswagen deale
or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility as soon as possible to have the airbag system checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If the status of the Advanced Airbag System changes while driving, the yellow
PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light blinks for around five seconds. Stop t
vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and follow the instructions specified here.
If the system recognizes that the front passenger seat is unoccupied, the front passenger's front airbag remains deactivated and the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light
comes on continuously.
If the front passenger seat is unoccupied and the passenger's safety belt is fastened, the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
also comes on
permanently.
Troubleshooting
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Airbag system or safety belt pretensioners malfunction
The yellow indicator light stays on. There may also be a message in the instrument cluster display.
A malfunction has been detected in at least one of the airbags or safety belt pretensioners.
1. Visit an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility and have the airbag system and safety belt pretensioners checked.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Airbag or safety belt pretensioner system deactivated with diagnostic equipment
After the ignition is switched on, the yellow indicator light turns on for about four seconds and then blinks for about twelve seconds. There may also be a message i
the instrument cluster display.
At least one airbag or safety belt pretensioner has been switched off by a diagnostic device.
1. Have a suitably qualified professional check whether the airbag system or safety belt pretensioners need to remain switched off. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Front passenger's front airbag switched off
The yellow indicator light stays on.
The front passenger's front airbag is switched off.
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1. Check whether the front passenger's front airbag has to be switched off.
2. If the front passenger's front airbag is incorrectly switched off, there may be a malfunction in the airbag system. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Airbag description and function
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The airbag can protect vehicle occupants in a collision by reducing the movement of vehicle occupants in the direction of the impact during frontal and side
collisions.
The airbag is filled by a gas generator when it deploys. When this occurs, the airbag covers open and the airbags unfold with great force into their deployment
zones within milliseconds. When vehicle occupants who are wearing safety belts sink into the airbags, the gas contained in the airbags is released in order to
cushion the individuals and slow their movement. This can reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries. The airbag cannot always prevent other injuries, such as
swelling, bruises, burns, and abrasions. Heat from friction can develop when the airbag deploys.
Airbags do not provide any protection for arms and the lower part of the body.
The most important factors for triggering airbag deployment are the type of collision, the angle of impact, the vehicle speed, and the characteristics of the object wit
which the vehicle is colliding. Therefore, the airbags will not deploy in all situations where there is visible vehicle damage.
The deployment of the airbag system depends on the vehicle deceleration rate resulting from the impact, which is detected by an electronic control module. If the
deceleration rate is below the minimum value programmed into the control module, then the airbags will not be deployed even though there may be significant
vehicle damage. The extent of vehicle damage, the repair costs, or even the absence of vehicle damage in a collision are not indicators of whether the airbag shoul
have deployed or not. Because situations can vary greatly among different collisions, it is not possible to define a range of vehicle speeds and reference values.
Therefore, it is not possible to cover every conceivable type of impact and impact angle that could trigger airbag deployment. Among other things, important factors
for airbag deployment include the characteristics of the object with which the vehicle collides (hard or soft), the angle of impact, and the vehicle speed.
Airbags are only a supplement to the three-point safety belts in some collisions when the deceleration of the vehicle is great enough to trigger airbag deployment.
Airbags can only deploy once, and only under certain conditions. The safety belts are always there to provide protection in situations where the airbags do not
deploy or if they have already deployed — for example, this may be the case if the vehicle collides with another vehicle or is hit by another vehicle after the initial
impact.
The airbag system is part of the entire passive vehicle safety concept. The airbag system can only provide the best possible protection when it works in conjunction
with safety belts that are fastened correctly and a correct seating position
Seating position, Safety belts.
Components of the vehicle safety concept
The vehicle safety concept is comprised of the following safety features in the vehicle that reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries. Depending on vehicle
equipment, some equipment may not be installed in the vehicle or may not be available in some countries.
Optimized safety belts in all seating positions.
Safety belt pretensioners for the driver and front passenger.
Safety belt load limiters for the driver and front passenger.
Belt height adjusters for the front seats.
Red warning light
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Advanced Airbag System for the driver and front passenger.
Capacitive passenger detection system for the front passenger's airbag.
Side airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Side Curtain Protection® for outer seats.
Yellow airbag indicator light
Yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
in the center console.
Control modules and sensors.
Safety-optimized and height-adjustable head restraints.
Adjustable steering column.
Anchorage points for child restraints on the rear seats.
Anchorage points for the top tether strap for child restraints.
How the components of the Advanced Airbag System work together:
On the passenger's side, regardless of whether the safety belt is being used or not, the front passenger's front airbag is switched off if the electrical capacity
measured on the front passenger seat by the capacitive passenger detection system is smaller than the value saved in the control module. The front passenger’s
front airbag is also deactivated if the measured capacity corresponds to the value for an infant of around one year old in a child restraint certified by the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
The indicator light for the front passenger's front airbag lights up continuously to tell you that the Advanced Airbag System on the front passenger side has been
deactivated.
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Situations where front airbags, side airbags or Side Curtain Protection® airbags do not deploy:
If the ignition is switched off in a collision.
Deceleration measured at the vehicle front end during the collision is too low for the control module.
In minor side collisions.
The dynamics measured by the control module during a rollover are too low.
In rear collisions.
If the collision speed is lower than the required reference value in the control module.
Components of the Advanced Airbag System
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The following components are essential parts of the Advanced Airbag System:
Capacitive passenger detection system in the front passenger seat.
Optimized safety belts with safety belt pretensioners and safety belt load limiters.
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Airbag indicator light
PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light
Control modules and sensors.
WARNING
Airbags and safety belt pretensioners that do not function properly can cause serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
If the airbag indicator light turns on, have the system inspected by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility as soon
as possible. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Only use original Volkswagen replacement parts and have the installation performed by authorized specialists only.
Never use used or recycled airbags or parts in the Advanced Airbag System. Only use new parts.
WARNING
Damage to the front passenger seat may affect the function of the Advanced Airbag System and cause severe or fatal injuries.
Have damaged components in the front passenger seat and the capacitive detection system replaced by authorized specialists as soon as possible.
Never remove the front passenger seat or components of the front passenger seat, such as seat surfaces, wires, lines or seat covers.
Never damage the seat covers or the seat surface of the front passenger seat.
Never use protective covers or seat surfaces on the front passenger seat as these affect the capacitive detection system.
Never transport electronic or electrical objects on or under the front passenger seat as these affect the capacitive detection system.
Never use protective covers, cushions or similar items on the front passenger seat as these affect the capacitive detection system.
Never install seat heating on the front passenger seat.
Never replace the seat cover on the front passenger seat.
WARNING
If the front passenger seat becomes wet or damp, this can cause the Advanced Airbag System to malfunction.
Allow the seat to dry as soon as possible and check it for damage.
Front airbags
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
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Fig. 33 Installation location and deployment zone of the driver’s front airbag.
Fig. 34 Installation location and deployment zone of the front passenger’s front airbag.
As a supplement to the safety belts, the front airbag system offers additional protection for the head and chest regions of the driver and front passenger during front
collisions with higher impact severity. In certain head-on collisions, the Side Curtain Protection® airbags will also deploy on both sides.
Always maintain as much distance as possible to the front airbag
Seating position. This allows the front airbags to expand completely during collisions and thus
provide maximum protection.
The front airbag for the driver is located in the steering wheel fig. 33 and the front airbag for the front passenger is located in the instrument panel fig. 34. The
airbag installation locations are marked with the lettering “AIRBAG”.
The area outlined in red defines where the front airbags will deploy (deployment zones). Therefore, never place or attach objects in these areas
. The
attachments mounted at the factory will not be affected by the deployed driver’s and front passenger’s front airbag.
The front airbags do not deploy in the following situations:
In case of crashes when the ignition is switched off.
In side-on collisions.
In case of a rear-end collision.
If the vehicle rolls over.
If the impact speed is too low.
The front passenger’s front airbags do not deploy in the following situations:
If the front passenger seat is not occupied.
If the passenger seat recognition system recognizes that the front passenger seat is unoccupied and the PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light come
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on.
DANGER
An airbag deploys within a few milliseconds and at a very high speed.
Always keep the deployment zones of the front airbags clear.
Never attach objects to the covers or in the deployment zone of the airbag module, such as cup holders or phone holders.
There should be no people, animals, or objects between the occupants of the front seats and the airbag deployment zone. Make sure that children and
passengers also follow this guideline.
Do not attach any objects, such as mobile navigation systems, to the windshield above the front airbag on the passenger's side.
Do not tape over or cover the steering wheel airbag module or the surface of the instrument panel in the deployment zone of the front passenger's front
airbag, or modify them in any other way.
WARNING
The front airbags expand in front of the steering wheel fig. 33 and the instrument panel fig. 34.
Always hold the steering wheel with both hands on the sides of the outer edge, in the nine o'clock and three o'clock position.
Adjust the driver seat so that there is a distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between your chest and the center of the steering wheel. If body
characteristics mean that this is not possible, you must contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Adjust the front passenger seat so that there is the greatest possible distance between the front passenger and the instrument panel.
Side airbags
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 35 In the vehicle interior on the left-hand side: Side airbag deployment zone.
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Fig. 36 On the side of the front seat: Side airbag installation location and deployment zone
The installation locations of the side airbags are marked with the word “AIRBAG”.
The area outlined in red defines where the side airbags will deploy (deployment zones) fig. 36, fig. 35. Therefore, never place or attach objects in these areas
In the event of a side impact collision, the side airbags reduce the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants on the side of impact. The Side Curtain Protection® airbags
will deploy on both sides.
WARNING
An airbag deploys within a few milliseconds and at a very high speed.
Always keep the deployment zones of side airbags clear.
Only hang lightweight clothing from the garment hooks in the vehicle. Never store heavy or sharp-edged objects in pockets.
Do not attach any accessories to the doors.
Only use seat covers or protective covers that are specifically approved for use in your vehicle. Otherwise, the side airbag may not expand when
deployed.
WARNING
Incorrect handling and use of the driver’s and front passenger’s seat can inhibit the side airbags from functioning correctly and cause serious injuries.
Never remove the front seats from the vehicle or modify parts of them.
If too much force is applied to the seat backrest bolsters, the side airbags may not deploy correctly, deploy unexpectedly, or not deploy at all.
Have any damage to the seat covers or the seam in the side airbag module areas repaired immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
Side Curtain Protection
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 37 On the left side of the vehicle: installation location and deployment zone of the Side Curtain Protection®.
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Side Curtain Protection® airbags are located on the driver and passenger side inside the vehicle above the doors fig. 37.
The installation locations of the Side Curtain Protection® are marked with the word “AIRBAG”.
The area outlined in red defines where the Side Curtain Protection® airbags will deploy (deployment zone) fig. 37. Therefore, never place or attach objects in this
area
In side collisions and certain head-on collisions, the Side Curtain Protection® airbags will also deploy on both sides.
Side Curtain Protection® airbags offer the “ejection mitigation” function, which protects the vehicle occupants and body parts from being completely or partially
ejected from the vehicle in the event of a side impact collision or if the vehicle rolls over.
The Side Curtain Protection® airbags reduce the risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the front and outer rear seats during a side collision and certain head-on
collisions.
Side Curtain Protection® airbags are composed of the following components:
Control module and sensors.
Side Curtain Protection airbags.
Airbag indicator light Indicator light for front passenger’s front airbag.
The Side Curtain Protection® airbags do not deploy in the following situations:
In case of crashes when the ignition is switched off.
In certain side collisions with a low force that does not trigger the sensor.
In case of a rear-end collision.
In the case of certain head-on collisions.
In certain rollovers with a low momentum that do not trigger the sensor.
If the impact speed is too low.
WARNING
An airbag deploys within a few milliseconds and at a very high speed.
Always keep the Side Curtain Protection® airbag deployment zones clear.
Never attach objects to the cover or within the Side Curtain Protection® airbag deployment zone.
There should be no people, animals, or objects between the occupants of the front seats or outer rear seats and the airbag deployment zone. Make sure
that children and passengers also follow this guideline.
Only hang lightweight clothing from the garment hooks in the vehicle. Never store heavy or sharp-edged objects in pockets.
Do not attach any accessories to the doors.
Do not attach any sunshades to the side windows that are not specifically approved for use in the vehicle.
Only pivot sunshades toward the side windows if no objects such as pens or garage door openers are attached to the visor.
Transporting children safely
Introduction
The physical principles in the event of an accident also apply to children. However, due to their size and other factors, they face a greater risk of injury.
Children and babies must therefore always be transported in child restraint systems that are designed for their age, size, weight and body structure. In the USA and
Canada, the use of tested and certified child restraint systems is required by law.
In the case of head-on collisions at speeds of between 30 and 55 km/h (approx. 20-35 mph), a small child weighing 6 kg (13 lbs) will be subjected to forces of more
than 20 times their body weight. This means that the child's effective weight will suddenly increase to up to 120 kg (260 lbs). Under such conditions, only a child
restraint used in accordance with regulations can reduce the risk of injury. However, a child restraint which is not used in accordance with regulations may further
increase the risk of injury!
All children (particularly children under 12 years of age) should always be transported on the rear seats in appropriate child restraint systems. However, if you must
use a child restraint on the front passenger seat in exceptional circumstances, always follow all the information and warnings available at
Introduction.
You can find more information on this subject at:
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): http://www.safercar.gov (USA).
Transport Canada Information Centre: http://www.tc.gc.ca (Canada).
Read and follow the instructions from the child seat manufacturer to ensure that the seat is appropriate for your child. Also be sure to read and follow all the
information and warnings on child restraint systems in this manual!
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