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If the 12-volt vehicle battery or fuse is disconnected or malfunctioning, the trunk lid must be closed by hand.
If all turn signals flash four times
The vehicle key that was last used is still in the vehicle.
1. Remove the key and lock the vehicle.
If the trunk lid is difficult to move
The mechanism for opening the trunk lid may not always work automatically when the outside temperatures are around the freezing point.
1. Guide the trunk lid farther upward by hand.
The Easy Open sensor function is not working
Easy Open only works when the ignition is switched off.
Clean the sensors in the rear bumper.
The trailer hitch is extended.
The vehicle was retrofitted with a trailer hitch.
Easy Open may be deactivated in heavy precipitation to reduce the risk of false activation.
Windows
Opening and closing the windows
Fig. 67 In the driver door: Power window buttons.
Opening the window: press the switch.
Closing the window: pull the switch.
Deactivating the power window buttons in the rear doors: press the switch.
This button is only located in the driver door.
The windows can still be opened or closed using the switches in the doors for a brief period after the ignition has been switched off, as long as the driver’s or front
passenger door is not opened.
One-touch opening and closing function
The one-touch opening and closing function allows the windows to be completely opened or closed. To use this feature, do not hold the window switch up or down.
To start the one-touch closing function, pull the window switch upward briefly to the second level.
To start the one-touch opening function, press the window switch downward briefly to the second level.
To stop the one-touch opening or closing function, pull or press the switch for that window again.
Convenience opening and closing
Opening
The windows can be opened from outside the vehicle using the vehicle key when the ignition is switched off.
1. Press and hold the unlock button on the vehicle key.
2. To stop the function, release the unlock button.
Closing
1. On vehicles with Keyless Access with push-button start: press the sensor surface or locking button on the door handle for a few seconds, until the windows are
closed “Keyless Access” with push-button start . The vehicle key must be nearby to use this feature.
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When all of the windows and the power sunroof are closed, the turn signals will blink once as a confirmation.
2. To stop the function, remove your finger from the sensor or switch.
You can select the convenience opening settings in the Vehicle settings menu in the Infotainment system.
WARNING
Careless or unintended use of the power windows can cause serious injuries.
Do not open or close the power windows if anyone is in the way.
Never leave children or people requiring assistance unattended in the vehicle when the vehicle is locked. The windows cannot open in an emergency
situation.
Always take all vehicle keys with you when leaving the vehicle. The windows can still be opened or closed using the switches in the doors for a brief
period after the ignition has been switched off, as long as the driver’s or front passenger door is not opened.
When driving with children seated on the rear bench seat, always disable the rear power windows so that the windows cannot be opened or closed.
NOTICE
If the windows are open, rain could enter the vehicle and soak the interior, causing vehicle damage.
If the power windows are malfunctioning, the one-touch opening and closing function and the pinch protection may not function correctly. Contact a suitably
qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Convenience opening and closing only functions if the one-touch opening and closing function is activated for all the power windows.
Power window pinch protection
The power window pinch protection can reduce the risk of being pinched and injured when the windows are closing.
If the window cannot close due to resistance or an obstacle, then the window will reopen immediately
1. Check why the window did not close.
2. Try again to close the window.
If the window will not close again, then the pinch protection will be disabled for several seconds.
If the window still cannot close, then the window will stop at the place where it meets resistance. If you press the switch again within several seconds, the window
will close without pinch protection
Closing windows without pinch protection
1. Try to close the windows again within a few seconds by holding the switch. This will disable the pinch protection.
If the closing process takes longer than several seconds, then pinch protection will be enabled again. If there is resistance to the window moving or an obstacle
is blocking the window, then the window will reopen automatically.
2. If the window still cannot close, then contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Closing the window when pinch protection is disabled can result in serious injuries.
Always be careful when closing the windows.
Never allow anyone to be in the window operating area, especially if a window is closing when pinch protection is disabled.
The pinch protection does not prevent fingers or other parts of the body from becoming injured by being pressed against the window frame.
Pinch protection also occurs when using the convenience closing function with the vehicle key.
Troubleshooting
One-touch up/down feature
If the 12 V vehicle battery is disconnected or drained when the windows are not completely closed, then the one-touch up/down feature will not work. It must be
reprogrammed using the following steps:
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Close all windows and doors.
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3. Pull the switch for the desired window and hold it in that position for several seconds.
4. Release the switch, then pull it upward again and hold it.
The one-touch up and down features will then be fully functional.
The automatic power windows can be reprogrammed individually, or multiple windows can be reprogrammed at the same time.
Controls are responding differently than expected
Moisture, dirt and grease may limit the functioning of the controls.
1. Always keep the control panels clean and dry.
Sunroof
Opening and closing the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof
The term “sunroof” is used as a synonym for the panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof.
Fig. 68 In the headliner: sunroof button.
Close the power sunroof when tilted.
Tilt the power sunroof.
Open the power sunroof or stop the automatic process.
Close the power sunroof or stop the automatic process.
The sunroof is a roof opening system consisting of two glass pieces. The rear glass piece is fixed and cannot be opened.
The sunshade automatically opens automatically with the sunroof when it is in front of the sunroof. The sunshade can be completely closed only if the sunroof is
closed.
The
button has two levels.
First level: tilt, open, or close the sunroof completely or partially.
Second level: automatically open or close the sunroof completely.
You can stop the automatic process by pressing the button again.
Tilting the power sunroof
Manual process: Press the fig. 68
button to the first level.
Automatic process: Press the fig. 68
button to the second level.
Closing the power sunroof when tilted
Manual process: Press the fig. 68
button to the first level.
Automatic process: Press the fig. 68
button to the second level.
Opening the power sunroof
Manual process: Press the fig. 68
button to the first level.
Automatic process to comfort position: Press the fig. 68
button to the second level.
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Closing the power sunroof
Manual process: Press the fig. 68
button to the first level.
Automatic process: Press the fig. 68
button to the second level.
Stopping the automatic opening or closing process
1. Press the fig. 68 or fig. 68 button again.
WARNING
Careless or inattentive use of the sunroof can cause serious injuries.
Do not open or close the power sunroof if anyone is in its path.
Always take all vehicle keys with you when leaving the vehicle.
Never leave children or people requiring assistance unattended in the vehicle, especially if they have access to the vehicle key. Inattentive use of the
vehicle key can lock the vehicle, start the engine, switch the ignition on, or operate the sunroof.
The sunroof can still be opened or closed for a brief period after the ignition has been switched off, as long as the driver’s or front passenger's door has
not been opened.
NOTICE
To reduce the risk of damage, remove ice and snow from the vehicle roof before opening or tilting the power sunroof in winter weather.
Always close the power sunroof before leaving the vehicle and when there is precipitation. If the sunroof is open or tilted, rain or snow could enter the
vehicle interior and cause extensive damage to the electrical system. This could also result in further vehicle damage.
Keep the power sunroof closed when using the roof rack.
Remove leaves and other loose objects from the power sunroof guide rails regularly, either by hand or with a vacuum cleaner.
The pinch protection will not function correctly if the sunroof is malfunctioning. Contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting
an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof convenience opening and closing
Convenience opening and closing
The sunroof can be opened and closed from outside the vehicle using the vehicle key.
Does not apply to the US or Canada: Press and hold the unlock or lock button on the vehicle key. The sunroof will be tilted or closed.
For vehicles with Keyless Access with push-button start: Hold your finger on the unlock sensor in the door handle for several seconds until the tilting and slidin
panoramic sunroof is closed Unlocking or locking using Keyless Access .
Remove your finger from the unlock or lock button to stop the function.
When using the convenience closing function, all windows in the doors and the sunroof will be closed. When all of the windows and the power sunroof are closed,
the turn signals will blink once as a confirmation.
Settings for the sunroof can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Driver information.
Sunroof pinch protection
The pinch protection reduces the risk of pinching injuries
. If the sunroof is obstructed while it is closing, it will open again automatically.
1. Check why the sunroof is not closing.
2. Try again to close the sunroof.
3. If the sunroof is still not able to close, close the sunroof without pinch protection.
Closing the sunroof without pinch protection
1. Press the
button to the second level until the sunroof is completely closed
Opening and closing the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof .
This will close the sunroof without pinch protection.
2. If the power sunroof still cannot close, then contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If you release the switch during the closing process, then the sunroof will open again automatically.
WARNING
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Closing the sunroof without pinch protection may result in serious injuries.
Always be careful when closing the power sunroof.
Never allow anyone to be within the sunroof range of operation, especially if it is closing without pinch protection.
The pinch protection does not prevent fingers or other parts of the body from becoming injured by being pressed against the roof frame.
Pinch protection also occurs when convenience closing the windows and sunroof with the vehicle key.
Troubleshooting
If the sunroof is not closing
The sunroof only works when the ignition is on. The sunroof can still be opened or closed for a brief period after the ignition has been switched off, as long as
the driver’s or front passenger's door has not been opened.
If it is not possible to close the sunroof using the power controls, the sunroof must be closed manually. Some vehicle components must be removed in order to
close the sunroof manually. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Controls are responding differently than expected
Moisture, dirt and grease may limit the functioning of the controls.
1. Always keep the control panels clean and dry.
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Steering wheel
Adjusting the steering wheel position
Fig. 69 Under the steering wheel in the steering column trim panel: lever to adjust the steering wheel position manually (general example).
Fig. 70 On the steering wheel: nine o’clock and three o’clock position.
Only adjust the steering wheel before driving or while the vehicle is stationary
1. Tilt the lever fig. 69 downward.
2. Adjust the steering wheel so that it can be firmly held at the outer edge with both hands at the nine o’clock and three o’clock position fig. 70.
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3. Press the lever all the way up until it locks flush with the steering column trim panel
WARNING
Incorrect use of the steering wheel adjuster and an incorrect steering wheel adjustment could cause serious or fatal injuries.
Always push the lever fig. 69
upward into its locked position after adjusting so that you do not change the steering wheel position unintentionally while
driving.
Never adjust the steering wheel while driving. If you find the steering wheel must be adjusted while driving, stop the vehicle safely and adjust the steering
wheel correctly.
The steering wheel must always face toward the chest and never toward the face. Otherwise, the protective function of the driver’s front airbag may be
limited in the event of an accident.
To reduce the risk of injuries if the driver's front airbag deploys, always hold the outer edge of the steering wheel firmly with both hands in the nine o'clock
and three o'clock position fig. 70.
Never hold the steering wheel in the twelve o'clock position or in any other way, such as holding the center of the steering wheel. Otherwise, the arms,
hands, and head could be seriously injured if the driver’s front airbag deploys.
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Seats and head restraints
Front seats
Introduction
The following information describes the various options for adjusting the front seats. Always make sure the seats are adjusted to the correct position
Introduction.
WARNING
Driving in an incorrect seating position due to seats being adjusted incorrectly may cause serious injuries.
Adjust the front seats according to the correct seating position each time before driving and make sure all passengers have their safety belts fastened
correctly.
Move the front passenger seat all the way back.
WARNING
Adjusting the seats incorrectly can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Only adjust the seats when the vehicle is stationary. Otherwise, the position of the seats could change unexpectedly while driving and you could lose
control of the vehicle. You could also put yourself in an incorrect seating position.
Only adjust the height, angle, and forward/back position of the front seats when there is no one within the seat’s range of movement.
Do not restrict the movement of the seats by placing objects within their range of movement.
The adjusting and locking areas of the seats must not be dirty.
WARNING
Using seat covers or protective covers incorrectly can result in unintentionally operating the seat adjusters, and the front seats could move unexpectedly while
driving. This could cause you to lose control of the vehicle. This can cause accidents and injuries. The electrical components in the front seats could also be
damaged.
Never install or secure seat covers and protective covers on the electrical controls.
Only use seat covers or protective covers that are specifically approved for use in your vehicle.
WARNING
Lighters in the vehicle can become damaged or ignite unintentionally. This can cause severe burns and vehicle damage.
Before adjusting any seat, always make sure that there are no cigarette lighters near the moving parts of the seat.
NOTICE
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.
Never touch the seats with sharp-edged objects. Sharp-edged objects, such as zippers, rivets on clothing, or belts, can cause surface damage. Open
hook and loop fasteners can also cause damage.
Manually adjusting front seats
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The information that follows describes all possible controls. Depending on the seat version, the number of controls may vary.
The controls on the front passenger seat are a mirror image of those for the driver seat.
A seat may have both manual and power controls.
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Fig. 71 On the driver seat: Controls.
Pull the lever to slide the front seat forward or backward. The front seat must lock into place after the lever is released.
Press and hold the lever to adjust the tilt of the backrest, and release it once the seat backrest is in the preferred position. Release the lever to secure the
backrest. The seat backrest must lock into place after the lever is released.
If necessary, move the lever upward or downward multiple times to adjust the height of the seat.
Adjusting power front seats
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The controls on the front passenger seat are a mirror image of those for the driver seat.
A seat may have both manual and power controls.
Fig. 72 Switch on the driver seat: Adjusting the front seat forward/back, the height and angle of the seat surface, and the front seat backrest.
Press the switch in the direction of the arrow:
Slide the seat forward or backward.
Adjust the angle of the seat surface.
Adjust the height of the seat.
Adjust the angle of the backrest.
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Fig. 73 Switch on the driver seat: Adjusting the lumbar support.
Press the switch in the direction you would like the lumbar support to move.
Move the curvature of the lumbar support forward.
Move the curvature of the lumbar support backward.
WARNING
Careless or unintended use of the power front seats can cause serious injuries.
The power front seats can also be adjusted when the ignition is switched off. Never leave children or people requiring assistance in the vehicle.
In case of an emergency, interrupt the power adjustment by pressing another switch.
NOTICE
To reduce the risk of damage to the electrical components in the front seats, never kneel on the front seats or seat cushions. Do not exert pressure on the
backrest with sharp or pointed objects.
If the 12 V vehicle battery charge level is too low, the seat may not be able to be adjusted with the power controls.
A seat adjustment may be canceled while the engine is starting.
Rear seats
Introduction
The following information describes the various options for adjusting the rear seats. Always make sure the seats are adjusted to the correct position
Correct
seating position.
WARNING
Adjust the rear seats correctly before each journey and make sure all passengers have their own safety belts fastened correctly.
Only adjust the rear seats when the vehicle is stationary. Otherwise, the rear seats could move unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion. You could also
put yourself in an incorrect seating position.
For passengers in the rear seats, the risk of serious injuries increases if they do not sit upright, because the safety belts will not be positioned correctly.
Only adjust the rear seat when there is no one within the seat’s range of movement.
WARNING
Lighters in the vehicle can become damaged or ignite unintentionally. This can cause severe burns and vehicle damage.
Before adjusting any seat, always make sure that there are no cigarette lighters near the moving parts of the seat.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injuries while driving, the rear center armrest must always be folded up.
If the center armrest is folded down, the center rear bench seat must never be used by either adults or children. Doing so would create an incorrect
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seating position that could result in serious injuries.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest.
NOTICE
Objects in the luggage compartment can cause damage when adjusting the rear seat forward or backward.
If the rear seat is positioned forward, objects can become caught between the seat and the luggage compartment floor. Remove any objects from this
area before sliding the rear seat back.
NOTICE
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.
Never touch the seats with sharp-edged objects. Sharp-edged objects, such as zippers, rivets on clothing, or belts, can cause surface damage. Open
hook and loop fasteners can also cause damage.
Folding the second row seats into the cargo floor position
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Each rear seat can be folded forward individually to increase the size of the luggage compartment.
A rear seat can only be folded over if the seat is not occupied.
Fig. 74 Second row seats: folding the outer rear seats forward into the cargo floor position.
Folding the second row seats into the cargo floor position
1. Open the belt loops and guide the safety belt back by hand.
2. Fold up the armrests.
3. Slide the front seats forward.
4. Remove any objects from the footwell in front of and behind the rear seat
5. Move the rear seat all the way back.
6. Move the head restraints all the way down.
7. Pull the lever fig. 74 up and fold the rear seat backrest forward.
The entire rear seat will fold forward
8. Press down on the folded rear seat backrest until the backrest locks into the cargo floor position fig. 74.
Adults or children should not ride in the rear seat when it is folded forward
Folding the second row seats back
1. Pull the fig. 74 lever and fold the rear seat backrest back into the upright position.
The entire rear seat will fold back.
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2. Pull on the rear seat and on the rear seat backrest to make sure the rear seat and the rear seat backrest are securely locked into place.
The red mark on the seat rail must not be visible
WARNING
Uncontrolled or unintentional folding of the rear seat backrests can cause serious injuries.
Never fold the rear seat backrest forward or back while driving.
Make sure the safety belt is not pinched or damaged when folding the rear seat backrest back.
Keep hands, fingers, feet, and other parts of the body out of the range of operation of the seat hinges and seat locking mechanism when folding the
backrest forward and back.
Floor mats or other objects can become caught in the hinges on the rear seat backrest or seat. This can prevent the rear seat backrest or rear seat from
locking when folded into the upright position.
Each rear seat backrest must always be locked in the upright position to ensure that the safety belts in the rear seats can provide the maximum
protection. If a seat is used without the backrest being locked in place, the passenger will move forward with the backrest in the event of sudden braking
and driving maneuvers or a collision.
Never allow people to sit in a rear seat if that rear seat backrest or the rear seat is folded forward or is not engaged.
NOTICE
Objects in the footwell in front of and behind the rear seats can be damaged when the rear seats are folded forward or back. Remove any objects before folding
the seat forward or back.
NOTICE
Before folding the rear seat backrest down, adjust the front seats so that the head restraint or padding on the rear seat backrest does not press against the front
seats.
Head restraints
Introduction
The information that follows describes how the head restraints can be adjusted and removed. Always make sure the seats are adjusted to the correct position
Correct seating position.
All seats are equipped with head restraints. The head restraints are specially approved for the relevant seat and should not be installed in another seat in the
vehicle.
The center rear head restraint (depending on the vehicle equipment) is only intended for the center seat on the rear bench seat. Therefore do not install this head
restraint in any other position.
There are notches in the head restraint supports so that they can be locked in different positions. Only head restraints which are correctly mounted can lock into the
notches within the adjustable range. To prevent the head restraints from being removed unintentionally after mounting, there are stops at the top and bottom of the
adjustable range.
Correct head restraint adjustment
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.
Head restraint adjustment for shorter persons
Slide the head restraint all the way down, even if the head is then below the upper edge of the head restraint. When the head restraint is in the lowest position, ther
may be a small gap between the head restraint and the backrest.
Head restraint adjustment for taller persons
Move the head restraint up all the way.
WARNING
Driving with head restraint that have been removed or adjusted incorrectly increases the risk of serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or sudden
driving and braking maneuvers.
If a person is sitting in a seat, always drive with the head restraint correctly installed and adjusted on that seat.
If a person is sitting in a seat, adjust the head restraint according to their height.
Never adjust the head restraint while driving.
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NOTICE
When removing and installing the head restraint, make sure the head restraint does not hit the headliner, the front seat backrest, or other vehicle components.
Otherwise, damage could result.
Adjusting the head restraints
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Adjusting the height of the front head restraint
Fig. 75 General example: adjusting the front head restraint.
1. If necessary, slide the head restraint upward or downward in the direction of the arrow and when pressing the fig. 75 button.
The head restraint must lock securely into place.
Adjusting the height of the head restraints of the second row seats
Fig. 76 General example: adjusting the head restraint on the second-row seats.
1. Push the head restraint upward in the direction of the arrow or slide it downward while pressing the fig. 76 button.
The head restraint must lock securely into place. There are two possible positions in the second row seats.
Removing and installing the head restraints
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
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Removing the front head restraints
Fig. 77 General example: removing the front head restraint.
1. Lower the head restraint if necessary.
2. To release, find the notch on the rear side in the marked area, push inwards in the direction of the arrow and hold fig. 77.
3. Pull out the head restraint in the direction of the arrow fig. 77.
Installing the front head restraints
1. Position the head restraint correctly above the head restraint guides and insert into the guides on the seat backrest.
2. Slide the head restraint downward until it engages into the guide rods.
3. Adjust the head restraint to the correct position.
Removing the head restraints on the second row seats
Fig. 78 General example: removing the head restraint on the second-row seats.
1. If necessary, adjust the seat backrest so that the head restraint can be removed.
2. Slide the head restraint all the way upward.
3. Pull the head restraint all the way out while pressing the fig. 78 button.
4. Fold the rear seat backrest toward the rear and lock it securely into place.
Installing the head restraints on the second row seats
1. If necessary, adjust the seat backrest so that the head restraint can be installed.
2. Position the head restraint correctly above the head restraint guides and insert into the guides on the seat backrest.
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3. Push the head restraint downward while pressing the fig. 78 button.
4. Fold the rear seat backrest toward the rear and lock it securely into place.
5. Adjust the head restraint and the backrest to the correct seating position and let them lock into place.
Seat functions
Center armrest
Front center armrest
Fig. 79 Front center armrest (general example).
There is a storage compartment under the center armrest.
WARNING
If the front center armrest is opened all the way or not completely closed, it can limit the driver’s ability to move his or her arms, which can cause accidents and
serious injuries.
Always keep the storage compartments closed while driving.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest. This incorrect seating position can cause serious injuries.
Rear center armrest
Fig. 80 Folding center armrest in the rear.
There may be a folding armrest in the backrest of the rear center seat.
To fold forward: pull the center armrest in the direction of the arrow using the loop fig. 80.
To fold back: fold the center armrest upward in the opposite direction of the arrow fig. 80 and press it all the way toward the seat backrest.
Passengers must not sit in the center rear seat when the center armrest is folded down.
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of injuries while driving, the rear center armrest must always be folded up.
If the center armrest is folded down, the center rear bench seat must never be used by either adults or children. Doing so would create an incorrect
seating position that could result in serious injuries.
Memory function
Memory buttons
Fig. 81 On the outer side of the driver’s seat: memory buttons.
Driver seat and outside mirror settings can be saved and called up using the memory buttons.
Storing the driver's seat and outside mirror settings for driving forward
1. Set the electronic parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to neutral.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Adjust the driver's seat and outside mirror.
5. Press the
fig. 81 button for longer than ten seconds.
6. Press the desired memory button within approximately ten seconds.
A chime will confirm that the settings were saved.
Storing the front passenger's outside mirror settings for driving in reverse
1. Set the electronic parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to neutral.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Press the desired memory button fig. 81.
5. Select the reverse gear.
6. Adjust the front passenger's outside mirror so that the edge of the curb can be seen clearly, for example.
The selected mirror position will be stored automatically and assigned to the vehicle key that was used to unlock the vehicle.
Recalling driver's seat and outside mirror settings
1. When the vehicle is stationary, the ignition is switched off, and a door is open, press the respective memory button briefly.
After approximately ten minutes, the stored positions can no longer be adjusted automatically. The adjustment process will be canceled if one of the memory
buttons is pressed again.
Or: When the ignition is switched on or the door is closed, press and hold the respective memory button until the saved positions are reached.
The front passenger's outside mirror automatically leaves the position stored for driving in reverse once you begin driving forward at speeds of at least approx.
15 km/h (approx. 10 mph) or when you turn the knob for the outside mirrors from the R position to another position.
If you open the driver door more than approximately ten minutes after the vehicle is unlocked, the driver seat and the outside mirrors will not be adjusted
automatically.
WARNING
Improper use of seat functions can cause injuries.
Before beginning a journey always adjust to the correct seat position and maintain this throughout the journey. This also applies to all passengers.
Set the memory function only with the vehicle stationary.
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Always keep your hands, fingers, feet and other parts of your body clear of the area in which the seats operate and move during adjustment.
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Lights
Headlights
Switching the turn signals on and off
Fig. 82 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and high beam lever.
Right turn signal
Left turn signal
Switching the turn signals on and off
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Move the turn signal and high beam lever from the center position to the preferred position fig. 82.
3. To cancel the turn signal, move the turn signal and headlamp lever back to its basic position.
If no chime sounds when the turn signal is on, contact suitably qualified professionals and have the vehicle checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
3-blink turn signal
To use the 3-blink turn signal, move the turn signal and high beam lever upward or downward to the pressure point and then release the lever. The turn signal will
blink three times.
To stop the 3-blink turn signal before it ends, move the turn signal and high beam lever immediately to the pressure point in the opposite direction and release.
The 3-blink turn signal can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
WARNING
Using the turn signals incorrectly, not using the turn signals, or forgetting to turn the turn signal off can mislead other road users. This can cause accidents and
serious injuries.
Always activate the turn signals correctly when changing lanes, passing, or turning.
Switch the turn signal off again every time you finish changing lanes, passing, or turning.
The emergency flashers also work when the ignition is switched off In case of an emergency.
Switching the lights on and off
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Fig. 83 Next to the steering wheel: light switch (one version).
Switching the lights on
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Turn the light switch to the desired position fig. 83:
The side lights or parking lights and daytime running lights are switched on.
Automatic headlight control: the headlights will switch on or off depending on the brightness and weather conditions
, Automatic headlight
control.
The side lights or parking lights and daytime running lights are switched on. The green symbol in the light switch turns on.
The low beam headlights are switched on.
Switching the lights off
1. Switch the ignition off.
2. Turn the light switch to the desired position:
The lights are switched off.
The orientation lighting can be switched on “Exit lighting” and “Entry lighting” function (orientation lighting) .
The parking light is switched on Parking lights. The green symbol in the light switch turns on.
The low beam headlights are switched off.
Vehicles with ignition switch: As long as the remote control vehicle key is in the ignition switch, the parking light continues to light up.
Vehicles with starter button: As long as the driver door is closed, the parking light continues to light up.
Daytime running lights
The optional daytime running lights can increase the visibility of your vehicle in traffic during the daytime.
The daytime running light comes on automatically every time the ignition is switched on if the light switch is in the
,
or
position (if brightness detected)
The daytime running lights cannot be switched on or off manually.
Daytime running lights parking function
Depending on the equipment, the vehicle may have a daytime running lights parking function to turn off the daytime running lights temporarily when the ignition is
switched on.
Switch off the daytime running lights:
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Turn the light switch to the position.
3. Set the electronic parking brake.
Switch on the daytime running lights:
1. Switch off the electronic parking brake.
WARNING
Accidents and serious injuries may occur if the road is not well lit and the vehicle cannot be seen by others on the road, or is very difficult to see.
The light assistance systems are only aids. The driver is always responsible for turning on the correct vehicle lighting.
Always turn on the low beam headlight in the dark, when it is raining, and when visibility is poor.
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Regularly check that the lighting system and turn signals are functioning correctly.
WARNING
The parking lights or daytime running lights are not bright enough to illuminate the road sufficiently and to be seen by other road users.
Always turn on the low beam headlight in the dark, when it is raining, and when visibility is poor.
The taillights do not switch on with the daytime running lights. A vehicle without its taillights turned on may not be seen by other road users in the dark, in
the fog, and when visibility is poor.
WARNING
Automatic headlight control
only turns the low beam headlights on and off when there are changes in brightness.
Turn on the low beam headlights manually in certain weather conditions, such as in fog.
When reverse gear is engaged, the cornering lights on both sides of the vehicle will turn on automatically to better illuminate the surroundings while
maneuvering.
Switching the high beam headlights on and off
Fig. 84 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and high beam lever.
or
turn on the high beam headlight.
Activate the headlight flashers or turn off the high beam headlights.
If the high beam headlights or headlight flashers are turned on, the blue
indicator light or
will come on in the instrument cluster
Turning on the high beam headlight
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Switch on the low beam headlight.
3. Press the turn signal and high beam lever forward out of the center position fig. 84.
Turning off the high beam headlight
1. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward out of the center position fig. 84.
Turning the headlight flasher on and off
1. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward out of the center position and hold it fig. 84.
Release the turn signal and high beam lever to turn the headlight flasher off.
Light Assist
Depending on the equipment, high beam control (Light Assist) may be available page , Light Assist.
WARNING
Using the high beam headlights incorrectly can cause accidents and serious injuries, because the high beams can distract and create glare for other drivers.
Use the high beam headlights only if other road users cannot be distracted or blinded.
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Light Assist
Light Assist switches off automatically if the system detects oncoming vehicles or vehicles driving ahead. Light Assist generally detects well-lit areas such as towns
and deactivates the high beam headlights when driving through these areas.
The high beam headlights switch on and off automatically within the limits of the system, depending on the environmental and traffic conditions and the vehicle
speed
Switching on Light Assist
1. Switch on the ignition and the automatic headlights
2. Tap the turn signal and high beam lever forward out of the basic position.
When Light Assist is switched on, the
indicator light in the instrument cluster display will turn on. When high beam control (Light Assist) is active, the blue
indicator light
for the high beam headlight in the instrument cluster lights up.
Setting the main-beam control sensitivity
Depending on the country, the main-beam control sensitivity can be set in two stages:
Increasing the sensitivity: press the turn signal and high beam lever forwards from its original position and hold it in this position for around 15 seconds.
The
indicator light on the instrument cluster will blink three times to confirm that this has been applied.
Setting the sensitivity back to its standard setting: press the turn signal and high beam lever forwards from its original position and hold it in this position for
around 15 seconds.
The
indicator light on the instrument cluster will blink three times in quick succession to confirm that this has been applied.
Or: Switch the ignition off and on.
Switching off Light Assist
1. Switch off
automatic headlights.
Or: If high beam control (Light Assist) is switched on and active, pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward.
Or: If high beam control (Light Assist) is switched on and not active, tip the turn signal and high beam lever forward.
The manual high beam headlights are now switched on. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backwards to switch the high beam headlights off manually if
necessary.
Or: Switch off the ignition.
System limitations
The high beams must be switched off manually in the following situations, because Light Assist may not switch them off at the right time or at all:
In poorly lit towns which cannot be recognized as a town by the system.
On poorly lit roads with strongly reflective signs.
If there are others on the road who have inadequate lighting, such as pedestrians or cyclists.
On tight curves where the view of traffic is partially obstructed, on steep rises, or in dips.
When there are oncoming vehicles on roads with a center barrier and the drivers in the oncoming vehicle can clearly see above the barrier, for example truck
drivers.
In fog, snow, and heavy rain.
When there are dust and sand in the air.
If the windshield is damaged in the camera's field of vision.
If the camera visual field is fogged over, dirty, or covered by a sticker, snow, or ice.
If the camera switches off automatically due to a high ambient temperature or exposure to direct sunlight for a prolonged period. High beam control (Light
Assist) will be available once the camera is available again.
If the camera is faulty and the power supply is interrupted.
WARNING
The increased convenience thanks to high beam control (Light Assist) cannot replace the driver's attention. Switching on the high beam headlights incorrectly
can cause accidents and serious injuries, because the high beams can distract and blind other drivers.
Always control the headlights yourself and adapt them to the lighting, visual, and traffic conditions.
Light Assist may not detect all traffic situations correctly and the function may be restricted in certain situations.
If the camera lens is dirty, covered, or damaged, the Light Assist function may be limited. This is also the case if the vehicle lighting system is changed,
such as by adding auxiliary headlights.
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NOTICE
To avoid impairing the function of the system, note the following points:
Regularly clean the camera view area and keep it free of snow and ice.
Do not cover the camera view area.
Regularly check the windshield for damage in the camera lens area.
Dynamic cornering light
The dynamic cornering lights provide optimum illumination of the roadway.
The dynamic cornering light only works when the automatic headlights
are switched on and at speeds of more than approximately 6 mph (approximately
10 km/h).
Switching the poor weather lights on and off
Poor weather lights help you to illuminate the carriageway more effectively when visibility is poor.
The poor weather light can be switched on when the ignition is switched on and the automatic headlights
or dipped beams
are switched on.
Switching on the Poor Weather Lights
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Automatic headlights
or dipped beams
switched on.
3. Pull out the light switch up to the first retainer.
The green indicator light in the light switch will turn on.
Switching off the Poor Weather Lights
1. Push in the light switch or turn it to the
position.
If the poor weather light is switched on when the automatic headlights are switched on
, the dipped beams are also switched on, regardless of the
ambient light level.
Troubleshooting
Turn signal indicator light
The green indicator light blinks.
If a turn signal light on the vehicle is not working, the indicator light will blink twice as fast.
1. Check the lights and replace any bulbs as necessary
Introduction.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Trailer turn signal indicator light (for trailer hitch installed at the factory)
The green indicator light blinks.
If a trailer turn signal or the entire trailer light system is out, the indicator light will turn off.
1. Check the lights and replace any bulbs as necessary
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2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Exterior lighting malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The headlights have completely or partially failed.
1. Check the lights and replace any bulbs as necessary
Introduction.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Rain/light sensor malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
In the
light switch position, the vehicle lighting will not turn on or off automatically.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
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2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dynamic cornering light
The swinging behavior of the bulbs can be influenced by the selected driving mode in vehicles with driving mode selection.
If the dynamic cornering light malfunctions, this is indicated on the instrument cluster display. Contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Parking lights
Parking lights
Parking lights
If the
parking light function is switched on, both headlights will come on, along with the parking lights, sections of the taillights, the license plate light and variou
buttons in the vehicle interior.
Automatic parking light deactivation
The vehicle detects that the 12 V vehicle battery is low and switches off the parking light early enough to ensure that the engine can still be started, but not until at
least two hours have passed.
If the battery capacity is not sufficient for the parking light to run for two hours, the 12 V vehicle battery may drain to such an extent that the engine can no longer be
started.
WARNING
If the vehicle is stopped without enough lighting so that the vehicle cannot be seen or is difficult for others on the road to see, this can cause accidents and
serious injuries.
Always stop the vehicle safely and with enough lighting. Follow the country-specific legal regulations.
“Exit lighting” and “Entry lighting” function (orientation lighting)
When you are entering and exiting the vehicle in the dark, the “Exit lighting” and “Entry lighting” function illuminates the immediate area around the vehicle.
The “Coming home” and “Leaving home” function controls the rain/light sensor automatically.
The lighting time can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system and the function can be activated or deactivated
Vehicle settings menu.
Switching the “Exit lighting” function on
1. Switch the ignition off.
The “Coming home” lighting switches on if the automatic headlight control
is switched on and the rain/light sensor detects darkness.
The lighting time begins when the last vehicle door or trunk lid is closed.
Switching the “Exit lighting” function off
1. Turns off automatically after the set lighting time has elapsed.
Or: Automatically if a vehicle door or the trunk lid is still open approximately 30 seconds after switching on.
Or: Switch off the light.
Or: Switch on the ignition.
Switching the “Entry lighting” function on
1. Unlock the vehicle when the automatic headlight control
is switched on and the rain/light sensor detects darkness.
Switching the “Entry lighting” function off
1. Turns off automatically after the lighting time has elapsed.
Or: Lock the vehicle.
Or: Switch off the light.
Or: Switch on the ignition.
If the “Coming home” function is switched on, the warning tone to indicate that the lights are still turned on will not sound when opening the driver door.
Light functions
Cornering lights
If the low beam headlights are switched on, a cornering light will also switch on during slow turns or in very tight corners.
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When reverse gear is engaged, the cornering lights on both sides of the vehicle will turn on automatically to better illuminate the surroundings while
maneuvering.
Automatic headlight control
If automatic headlights
are switched on, the vehicle lighting switches on and off automatically along with the instrument illumination under the following
conditions:
The light sensor has detected darkness.
The windshield wipers are switched on for a long time.
When the lights are turned on, the yellow indicator light
turns on Switching the lights on and off .
Automatic headlight control is merely an aid and cannot always accurately detect all driving situations.
If the vehicle is equipped accordingly, the activation time of the automatic headlights can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle
settings menu.
Headlight range control
The headlight range must always be adapted to the vehicle load level. This provides the driver with the best possible visibility and oncoming traffic is not dazzled. To
find out whether your vehicle features headlight range control, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Without headlight range control
The beam of the low beam headlights must be adjusted by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to take into account the
vehicle's load . Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dynamic headlight range control
The headlight range automatically adjusts to the vehicle load when the headlights are switched on
WARNING
Heavy objects in the vehicle can cause the headlights to dazzle and distract other road users. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Always adjust the light cone to the vehicle load so that other road users are not dazzled.
WARNING
If the headlight range control fails or malfunctions, the headlights may blind and distract other road users. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Have the headlight range control inspected immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Warning tones when lights are not turned off
If the ignition has been switched off and the driver door is opened, warning tones will sound under the following conditions:
With the side lights switched on
If the orientation lighting is switched on, the warning tone to indicate that the light is still turned on will not sound when leaving the vehicle
“Exit lighting” and “En
lighting” function (orientation lighting).
Interior lighting
Instrument and switch illumination
You can adjust the brightness of the instrument illumination in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
The selected brightness will automatically adjust to the changing brightness in the vehicle.
If the automatic headlights
are switched on, a sensor switches the dipped beams and the instrument and switch lighting on and off automatically based on
outside brightness.
The instrument illumination for the needles and dials turns on when the ignition is on and the lights are off. The lighting for the gauges reduces automatically
and eventually turns off as brightness outside increases. This function should remind the driver to turn off low beam headlights at the right time, such as when
driving through tunnels.
Interior/reading lights, ambient lighting
Switching on or off interior and reading lights
The scope and the depiction of the controls in the headliner vary depending on the vehicle equipment.
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Press the corresponding button:
Switch the front interior lights on or off.
Switch the rear interior lights on or off.
The interior lights will switch on automatically when unlocking or leaving
the vehicle.
Switch the reading lights on or off.
Switch the ambient surface lighting on or off. Depending on the vehicle equipment: Switch between the
highest brightness level and the set brightness level of ambient surface lighting in the roof console page , Ambient lighting.
Glove compartment and luggage compartment lights
The relevant light turns on or off when opening and closing the glove compartment or trunk lid.
Ambient lighting
Depending on vehicle equipment, ambient lighting can provide indirect lighting in various areas of the vehicle interior.
The footwell can also be illuminated.
The brightness and, depending on the equipment, the color of the ambient lighting, can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle
settings menu. If you select the setting Auto, the color of the ambient lighting changes depending on the driving mode setting.
Depending on the vehicle equipment: To increase or reduce the brightness of the ambient surface lighting in the roof console, briefly press the
button in the r
console. You can adjust the brightness of the ambient surface lighting in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system Vehicle settings menu.
After the ignition has been switched off, the lights will turn off when the vehicle is locked or automatically after a few minutes. This reduces the risk of the 12 V
vehicle battery being drained.
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Visibility
Window wipers
Operating the windshield wiper lever
Fig. 85 On the right side of the steering column: operating the windshield wipers.
The windshield wipers only work when the ignition is switched on and the hood or trunk lid is closed. Move the wiper lever into the desired position
:
Wipers are switched off.
Interval wiping for the windshield or rain sensor mode. Interval wiping for the windshield depends on the driving speed. The higher the speed, the faster
the wipers will move.
Slow wiper speed.
Fast wiping.
One-tap wiping - brief wiping. Press and hold the lever down longer to wipe faster.
Pull the lever to activate the automatic wiper/washer system to clean the windshield. While the wiper/washer system is active, the Climatronic system
switches to recirculation mode for approximately 30 seconds to help prevent the washer fluid odor from entering the vehicle interior.
Switch for interval levels (vehicles without rain/light sensor) or to adjust the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Fig. 86 On the right side of the steering column: operating the rear window wiper.
Move the wiper lever into the desired position
:
Interval wiping for the rear window. The wiper moves approximately every six seconds.
Press the lever to activate the automatic wiper/washer system to clean the rear window.
WARNING
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Without the sufficient freeze protection, washer fluid can freeze on the window glass and reduce visibility.
Only use the washer system with sufficient freeze protection in winter temperatures.
Never use the windshield washer system in winter temperatures if the windshield has not been warmed up, e.g. with the air conditioning system.
Otherwise, the freeze protection mixture can freeze on the windshield and limit visibility.
WARNING
Worn or dirty wiper blades reduce visibility and increase the risk of accidents and serious injuries.
Always replace wiper blades if they are damaged or worn and are no longer cleaning the window glass sufficiently
Cleaning and changing wiper
blades.
NOTICE
Incorrect handling of the windshield wipers can cause damage to the windshield, the wiper blades and the wiper motor.
Before driving and before the ignition is switched on, check that the windshield wiper lever is in the basic position.
Remove any snow and ice from the windshield wipers and the windshield.
Always carefully loosen wiper blades that have frozen onto the windshield from the windshield.
NOTICE
Do not use the windshield wipers when the windshield is dry. The window glass can be damaged if wiper blades wipe a dry window.
Do not turn on the windshield wipers when the windshield is dry.
The activated wiper speed temporarily changes to the next lower speed when the vehicle is stationary.
When parking the vehicle in cold weather conditions, moving the windshield wipers to the service position may be helpful for loosening the wiper blades more
easily from the windshield Putting the windshield wipers in the service position .
Wiper function
Automatic rear window wiping
The rear window wiper switches on automatically when the windshield wipers are switched on and reverse gear is engaged. The automatic activation in reverse
gear function can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system Vehicle settings menu.
Heated washer nozzles
The heat thaws frozen washer fluid nozzles. The heat output is automatically regulated when the ignition is switched on and is dependent on the outside
temperature. Only the window washer nozzles are heated and not the washer fluid hoses.
Rain/light sensor
Fig. 87 On the right side of the steering column: windshield wiper lever.
Switch for adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Rain/light sensor deactivated.
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Rain/light sensor activated, automatic wiping as necessary.
When switched on, the rain/light sensor automatically shortens or lengthens the delay between wiping cycles depending on how hard it is raining.
Activating and deactivating the rain/light sensor
1. Press the lever into the desired position fig. 87.
Automatic wiping can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
If automatic wiping is deactivated in the Infotainment system, the interval time will be set in fixed stages.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor
The sensitivity of the rain/light sensor can be manually adjusted with the switch in the windshield wiper lever fig. 87 ,
Move the switch to the right - high sensitivity.
Move the switch to the left - low sensitivity.
WARNING
The rain/light sensor cannot detect all precipitation sufficiently and activate the windshield wipers accordingly.
If necessary, switch on the windshield wipers manually if water on the windshield is impairing visibility.
Troubleshooting
Washer fluid level too low
The yellow indicator light turns on.
1. Fill the washer fluid reservoir Washer fluid.
Windshield wiper malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The windshield wipers are not working.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Rain/light sensor malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The windshield wipers will not be automatically activated in rain/light sensor mode when it is raining.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Changes to rain/light sensor reaction
Some possible reasons for malfunctions and misinterpretations in the sensor area of the rain/light sensor
View from the front could be:
Damaged wiper blades: damaged wiper blades can leave a film of water or streaks on the window, and this can extend the activation time, greatly shorten the
wiper intervals, or cause fast wiping time.
Insects: insects hitting the windshield may trigger the wipers.
Salt streaks: salt streaks on the windshield from driving in the winter can cause the wipers to wipe more frequently or continuously on a window that is almost
dry.
Dirt: dried dust, wax, any other build-up on the windshield (lotus effect), or washing product residue (car wash) can lower the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor
and cause it to react too slowly or not at all. Clean the sensor area for the rain/light sensor regularly and check the wiper blades for damage Exterior care
and cleaning.
Crack in the windshield: if a stone strikes and chips the sensor area while the rain/light sensor is on, this will trigger a wiper cycle. After that, the rain/light
sensor will detect this irregularity on the sensor surface and react to it. Depending on the size of the chip, the reaction behavior of the rain/light sensor may or
may not change.
If there is an obstacle for the wipers on the window glass, the wipers will attempt to remove it. If it continues to block the wipers, the wipers will stop moving.
1. Remove the obstacle and switch the wipers on again.
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Mirrors
General safety precautions
Using the outside mirrors and the interior rearview mirror, the driver can observe traffic and adjust their driving based on traffic.
For driving safety, it is important that the driver adjusts the outside mirrors and the interior rearview mirror correctly before starting to drive.
It is not possible to oversee the entire side and rear area of the vehicle by looking in the outside and interior rearview mirrors. These areas that are not visible are
called blind spots. Other road users and objects could be in the blind spot.
WARNING
Adjusting the outside mirrors and interior rearview mirror while driving can distract the driver. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Only adjust the outside mirror and interior rearview mirror when the vehicle is stationary.
When parking, changing lanes, passing, and turning, always pay attention to your surroundings, because other road users and objects could be within
the blind spot.
Always make sure that the mirrors are adjusted correctly and visibility to the rear is not limited by ice, snow, fog, or other objects.
WARNING
Inaccurate prediction of distance to vehicles behind you can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Curved mirror surfaces (convex or aspheric) enlarge the field of vision and allow objects in the mirror to appear smaller and farther away.
Using the curved mirrors to estimate the distance from vehicles behind you when changing lanes is imprecise and may cause accidents and serious
injuries.
Use the interior rearview mirror as much as possible to more accurately determine the distance to vehicles or other objects behind you.
Make sure there is sufficient visibility of the area behind the vehicle.
WARNING
An automatic dimming rearview mirror contains an electrolyte fluid that can leak out if the mirror glass breaks.
The leaking electrolyte fluid can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory organs, especially in individuals with asthma or similar illnesses. Immediately try to
exit the vehicle to get fresh air. If this is not possible, open all the windows and doors.
If the electrolyte fluid comes into contact with eyes or skin, wash the affected area immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water and seek
medical assistance.
If the electrolyte fluid comes into contact with your shoes or clothing, wash it for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Clean the shoes and clothing
thoroughly before wearing them again.
If electrolyte fluid is swallowed, rinse out the mouth immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting unless it ordered to
do so by a doctor. Call for medical assistance immediately.
NOTICE
If the glass on an automatic dimming mirror breaks, electrolyte fluid can leak out. This fluid damages plastic surfaces.
Remove any leaking fluid as soon as possible, for instance using a wet sponge.
Interior rearview mirror
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Fig. 88 On the windshield: automatic dimming interior rearview mirror.
Sensor for light entering from the rear.
Sensor for light entering from the front.
Automatic dimming interior rearview mirror
When the ignition is on, the sensors measure the amount of light entering from the rear fig. 88
and from the front
Depending on the measured values, the interior rearview mirror will dim automatically.
If the amount of light entering the sensors is limited or interrupted, for example by a sunshade or attachment, the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror may no
function or may malfunction. Mobile navigation devices on the windshield or near the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror can also affect the sensors
Automatic dimming will be deactivated in some situations, for example when reverse gear is engaged.
WARNING
The illuminated display on a mobile navigation device can cause the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror to malfunction, which can result in accidents
and serious injuries.
If the automatic dimming function malfunctions, it may not be possible to use the interior rearview mirror to evaluate the exact distance to vehicles or
other objects behind the vehicle.
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