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Fig. 155 Behind the fuel filler flap: fuel tank cap (general example)
Refueling procedure
1. To unlock the fuel filler flap, unlock the vehicle with the
button on the remote control vehicle key Vehicle key functions.
Or: to unlock the fuel filler flap, unlock the vehicle with the
button in the driver door Central locking button.
On vehicles with Keyless Access, the fuel filler flap is automatically unlocked when the vehicle is unlocked.
2. Open the fuel filler flap.
3. Remove the fuel tank cap and insert it into the opening at the fuel filler flap provided for this fig. 155.
4. Hold the fuel pump nozzle handle down to ensure optimum refueling.
The fuel tank is full once the fuel pump nozzle turns off for the first time
5. Screw the fuel tank cap onto the fuel filler neck.
6. Close the fuel filler flap.
Do not continue filling after disconnection. The expansion area in the fuel tank may fill with fuel, e.g. due to heating. This may mean that the fuel overflows or the
automatic ventilation process cannot work Troubleshooting.
WARNING
Fuel may spray out and overflow if the fuel tank is overfilled. This can cause explosions, fires, and serious injuries.
Do not continue filling after the pump nozzle switches off for the first time.
NOTICE
Every six months, if possible, run the fuel tank empty until the indicator light comes on and refuel it. This is required to maintain the system functions and fuel
quality necessary for operation.
Fuels can contaminate the environment. Collect any leaking operating fluids and dispose of them according to legal regulations.
Exhaust system
Introduction
The exhaust-relevant components reduce exhaust emissions:
Catalytic converter Catalytic converter.
Particulate filter (depending on the vehicle equipment) Particulate filter.
WARNING
Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide, which can cause loss of consciousness and death.
Do not allow the engine to run in confined spaces.
Never start the engine in confined spaces.
Do not leave your vehicle unattended while the engine is running.
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WARNING
Exhaust system components will become very hot. This can cause fires.
Park the vehicle in such a way so that no exhaust system components come into contact with flammable materials under the vehicle such as brush,
leaves, dry grass, etc.
Never use additional underbody protection or corrosion protection on exhaust pipes, catalytic converters, particulate filters or heat shields.
Catalytic converter
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Safety precautions for handling fuel.
To ensure that the exhaust system and the engine catalytic converter can work correctly for a long time, observe the following:
Only refuel with fuel permitted for the vehicle.
Never drive until the fuel tank is completely empty Refueling.
Never add too much engine oil Checking the engine oil level and adding oil .
Do not tow-start the vehicle; use jump-start assistance instead Preparing and Performing a Jump-start.
If there are engine misfires, loss of power, or poor engine operation while driving, reduce the speed immediately and have the vehicle checked by suitably qualified
professionals Troubleshooting. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Otherwise,
uncombusted fuel could be present in the exhaust system and then enter the atmosphere. The catalytic converter may also be damaged from overheating.
The exhaust may smell like sulfur when the emissions control system is running correctly.
Particulate filter
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Safety precautions for handling fuel.
Function
The particulate filter (depends on how your vehicle is equipped) filters out soot from the exhaust gas.
Regeneration
With normal vehicle usage, the filter cleans itself. If the filter is unable to clean itself, e.g. if you only make short trips for an extended period of time, the filter can
become blocked with soot. The particulate filter needs to be cleaned (regenerated).
Noises, light odors, and increased engine speeds may occur during the regeneration. The radiator fan may continue to run while driving and after turning off the
engine.
To assist in particulate filter regeneration, Volkswagen recommends avoiding driving short distances too frequently.
The soot in the particulate filter is burned periodically at high temperatures. The yellow
indicator light does not turn on during a periodic regeneration.
Troubleshooting
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Safety precautions for handling fuel.
If the engine does not run smoothly and malfunctions
If the engine does not run smoothly or malfunctions while driving, it can indicate poor fuel quality.
1. Reduce your speed immediately.
2. Drive with a moderate RPM and low engine load to the nearest suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
3. If these symptoms occur directly after refueling, stop the engine immediately to prevent subsequent damage.
4. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
Particulate filter clogged with soot
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The particulate filter is clogged with soot and a regeneration is necessary.
Prerequisite for the regeneration drive: The engine is at operating temperature.
For gasoline engines
1. Drive at a speed of at least 50 mph (80 km/h).
2. Take your foot completely off the accelerator pedal for a few seconds to let the vehicle roll with a gear engaged.
3. Repeat this process of accelerating and letting the vehicle roll until the indicator light turns off.
4. If the indicator light does not turn off after some time, immediately consult an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Exhaust-related malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
An exhaust-related component is malfunctioning, which could damage the vehicle.
1. Contact a suitably qualified professional and have the engine and the exhaust system checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Misfire
The indicator light flashes yellow.
There is misfire which could damage the vehicle.
1. Contact a suitably qualified professional and have the engine and the exhaust system checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
If you perform driving maneuvers that other road users cannot anticipate, you may cause an accident.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
Follow the road traffic laws and regulations that apply in the country you are driving in.
If the indicator lights are on or flashing, it is likely that there is an engine malfunction and that fuel consumption will increase.
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Do it yourself
Vehicle tool kit
Introduction
When securing the vehicle in the event of a vehicle breakdown, follow the legal regulations applicable in the respective country.
WARNING
A vehicle tool kit, tire mobility set, spare tire, or compact spare tire that is loose or not secured correctly can be thrown around the vehicle interior during sudden
driving or braking maneuvers or in a collision and cause serious injuries.
Always make sure the vehicle tool kit, tire mobility set, and spare wheel or compact spare wheel are secured in the luggage compartment.
WARNING
An unsuitable or damaged vehicle tool kit can cause accidents and injuries.
Never work with an unsuitable or damaged vehicle tool kit.
Placement
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
There are a number of different storage locations for the tool box in the vehicle, such as under the luggage compartment floor or in a side storage compartment of
the luggage compartment.
Depending on the equipment variant, the vehicle may contain a loose box with the vehicle tool kit in the luggage compartment. This supplemental vehicle tool kit is
designed for a possible winter tire change and does not need to be carried in the vehicle at all times page , Stowing luggage and cargo .
If used, crank the vehicle jack back down so that it can be securely stowed in the vehicle.
Vehicle tool kit components
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The scope of the tool box depends on the country and equipment. In some countries, there may also be a tire pressure gauge in the vehicle. The following
information describes the full scope of items that may be included.
Fig. 156 Vehicle tool kit components (general example).
Screwdriver with hex socket in the handle for removing or installing loose wheel bolts. The screwdriver blade is reversible. The screwdriver may be located
under the lug wrench.
Adapter for the anti-theft wheel bolt. Volkswagen recommends always keeping the adapter for the wheel bolts in the vehicle with the vehicle tool kit. The code
number for the wheel bolt lock is stamped on the front of the adapter. A replacement adapter can be ordered based on this number if the adapter is lost. Note
the wheel bolt lock code number and keep it separate from the vehicle.
Towing eye that can be screwed in.
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Extraction hook for removing the center wheel covers, wheel hub covers, or wheel bolt covers.
Vehicle jack. Before putting the vehicle jack away, crank the vehicle jack claw all the way down.
Lug wrench.
Crank.
Xack maintenance
Generally, the vehicle jack does not need any maintenance.
1. If necessary, apply universal lubricant to the jack.
Windshield wipers
Putting the windshield wipers in the service position
In the service position, the wiper arms can be lifted off of the windshield.
Fig. 157 Windshield wipers in service position (general example).
Activate the service position using the windshield wiper lever
1. Close the hood, driver and front passenger door.
2. Switch the ignition off and on again.
3. Briefly press the windshield wiper lever towards “one-tap wiping”
Operating the windshield wiper lever .
Lifting the windshield wiper arms
1. Move the windshield wiper arms into the service position before lifting
2. Only hold and lift wiper arms in the area where they attach to the wiper blade.
Placing the windshield wiper arms back
1. Carefully place the wiper arms back in position before driving, and only hold the wiper arms in the area where they attach to the wiper blade.
2. When the ignition is switched on, press the windshield wiper lever briefly towards “one-tap wiping”.
The wiper arms move back to the original position.
NOTICE
Improper lifting and placing of wiper arms can damage the engine hood, windshield and wiper arms.
Lift the wiper arms only in the service position.
Always place the wiper arms against the windshield before driving.
Cleaning and changing wiper blades
Wiper blades with a graphite coating are installed at the factory. The graphite coating allows the wiper blade to glide easily over the window. A damaged graphite
coating creates an increased noise level when wiping the window.
Check the condition of the wiper blades regularly. If wiper blades are rubbing, replace them if they are damaged or clean them if they are dirty
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Damaged wiper blades should be replaced immediately. Wiper blades can be obtained from suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting
an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Cleaning the wiper blades
Windshield wiper: Move the windshield wiper arms into the service position before lifting.
1. Lift the wiper arms, making sure to only hold the wiper arms in the area where they attach to the wiper blade.
2. Clean the wiper blades carefully with a damp sponge
3. Place the wiper arms carefully on the windshield.
Changing the windshield wiper blades
Fig. 158 Changing the windshield wiper blades.
Unlock button of the wiper blade.
1. Move the windshield wiper arms into the service position before lifting.
2. Lift the wiper arms, making sure to only hold the wiper arms in the area where they attach to the wiper blade.
3. Press and hold the release button and remove the wiper blade at the same time in the direction of the arrow fig. 158
4. Insert a new wiper blade of the same length and type on the respective wiper arm until it engages.
5. Place the wiper arms carefully on the windshield.
Changing the rear window wiper blade
Fig. 159 Changing the rear window wiper blade.
Unlock button of the wiper blade.
1. To lift a windshield wiper arm, hold it only in the area where it attaches to the wiper blade.
2. Lift the wiper arm and fold it out.
3. Press and hold the release button fig. 159
4. Tilt the wiper blade toward the wiper arm fig. 159
while removing it in the direction of the arrow
. You may need to use more force to do this.
5. Slide a new wiper blade with the same length and design onto the wiper arm in the opposite direction to the arrow until it engages fig. 159 . For this to wor
the wiper blade has to be folded out fig. 159
6. Place the wiper arm carefully on the rear window.
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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 windshield sufficiently.
NOTICE
Damaged or dirty wiper blades can scratch the window glass.
Do not use any cleaning materials containing solvents, hard sponges, and other sharp-edged objects because they can damage the graphite coating on
the wiper blades.
Do not clean the windshield and windows with fuel, nail polish remover, paint thinner, or other similar fluids.
If there is wax residue on the windshield and rear window from car wash systems and other products, this can cause the windshield wipers to rub. Remove any
wax residue with a special cleaner or cleaning towels.
Exterior lighting
Introduction
Before performing bulb replacement, check if it is an incandescent bulb or an LEDs light. Generally, light bulbs can be replaced by yourself. If the exterior lighting on
your vehicle is equipped with LED technology, it is not possible to change LED lights or individual LEDs by yourself. The malfunction of individual LEDs may be an
indication that more LEDs will malfunction. If this is the case, have the LEDs checked and/or replaced if necessary by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Driving with exterior lighting that is inoperative may be against the law.
Additional bulb specifications
Some bulbs may have certain manufacturer specifications that differ from conventional light bulbs. The respective name will be on the bulb socket or glass bulb.
WARNING
Accidents can 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 by others.
WARNING
Changing the bulbs incorrectly can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Always read and observe the warnings before performing any work in the engine compartment
Safety precautions for working in the engine
compartment. The engine compartment in any motor vehicle is a potentially dangerous area that can cause serious personal injury.
Be aware that halogen bulbs are under pressure and can break during bulb replacement.
Only change affected bulbs when they have cooled down completely.
Never perform a bulb replacement if you are not familiar with the required activities. If you are not sure what to do, have the work performed by an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility qualified in this respect. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Components with sharp edges are located on the headlight housing and on the taillight housing. Protect your hands during bulb replacement.
NOTICE
Water entering the headlight housing can damage the electrical system.
After a bulb replacement, always fit the covers on the headlight housing.
Always check that the covers have been fitted correctly.
Information on bulb replacement
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Always perform the following activities for bulb replacement in the specified sequence
:
1. Park the vehicle a safe distance away from moving traffic on level and solid ground as soon as possible.
2. Set the electronic parking brake.
3. Switch the lights off.
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4. Turn off the turn signal if it is activated.
5. Vehicles with an automatic transmission: Engage the parking lock
6. Switch the ignition off.
7. Allow the orientation lighting to turn off.
8. Allow the affected light bulbs to cool down.
9. Check if you can see that a fuse is burnt out
Introduction.
10. Change the affected light bulb according to the instructions
A light bulb may only be replaced with the same type of light bulb. The respective name will be on the bulb socket or glass bulb.
Never touch a glass light bulb with bare hands. The fingerprints left behind would vaporize from the heat when the bulb is switched on and condense on the
reflector, which would then reduce the headlight brightness.
11. Check the bulb function after a bulb is changed.
If the bulb does not function, the bulb may not have been inserted correctly, may have fallen out, or the connector may not have been plugged in correctly.
12. After every bulb replacement in the front of the vehicle, have the headlight adjustment checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Failing to heed these instructions that are provided for your own safety can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Always follow the activities in the instructions and follow the general safety precautions.
NOTICE
Removing and inserting trim panels and headlights incorrectly can damage the vehicle paint and body.
When removing and inserting the headlight, be careful not to damage the vehicle paint and body.
Replacing bulbs in LED headlights
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Preparations
Only perform these activities in the specified order:
1. Observe the information on bulb replacement and perform the activities.
2. Open the hood.
The headlight does not need to be removed for bulb replacement.
Replacing a bulb in a turn signal
Fig. 160 In the right-side of the engine compartment: Rear side of the headlights.
Turn signal bulb holder cover.
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Turn signal bulb holder.
1. Remove the rubber cover fig. 160
2. Pull out the lamp holder by the handle in the direction of the arrow fig. 160 . At the same time, press the handle slightly up and down alternately, in order to
aid removal.
3. Replace the burned out bulb with a new bulb that is identical to the one being replaced.
4. Carefully insert the lamp holder in the headlight and press it forwards until it perceptibly engages fig. 160
5. Press around the circumference of the rubber cover.
6. Close the hood.
The figures show the right headlight. The left headlight is structured as its mirror image.
Replacing fuses
Introduction
Due to the constant development of the vehicle, equipment-dependent fuse allocations, and the combined protection of multiple electrical equipment items using
one fuse, a complete overview of the fuse layout is not available at the time of print. Detailed information about fuse allocations can be obtained from suitably
qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Generally, multiple electrical equipment items can be protected together through by fuse. On the other hand, some equipment items may use multiple fuses.
Only replace fuses if the cause for the malfunction has been fixed. If a new fuse blows again after a short time, the electrical system must be checked by suitably
qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
High voltage in the electrical system can cause electric shocks, serious burns, and fatal injuries.
Never touch the electrical wires in the ignition system.
Avoid short circuits in the electrical system.
WARNING
Using unsuitable fuses, repairing fuses, and bridging a power circuit without fuses can causes fires and serious injuries.
Never install fuses that have a higher amp rating.
Replace fuses only with fuses of same rating and size. Make sure that the color and label are identical to the faulty fuse.
Never repair fuses.
Never use metal strips, paper clips or similar objects as substitutes for fuses.
NOTICE
To prevent the risk of damaging the electrical system in the vehicle, the ignition, the lights, and all electrical equipment must be switched off before a fuse can be
replaced.
Make sure that the ignition cannot be switched on while a fuse is being replaced.
NOTICE
If a fuse is replaced by another fuse with a higher amp rating, this could also damage the electrical system in another location.
NOTICE
Dirt and moisture in the fuse boxes can damage the electrical system.
Protect open fuse boxes from dirt and moisture.
NOTICE
To reduce the risk of vehicle damage, observe the following:
Carefully remove and correctly re-mount the covers of the fuse boxes.
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There are more fuses in the vehicle than are specified in this chapter. These should only be replaced by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility qualified in this respect. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
Fuses in the engine compartment
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Opening the fuse box in the engine/motor compartment
Fig. 161 In the engine compartment: Fuse box.
Fuse box cover.
The plastic pliers fig. 161 for removing fuses can be found on the inside of the fuse box cover or on the fuse panel.
Removing the cover
1. Open the hood.
2. Press the catches in the direction of the arrow to unlock the fuse box cover fig. 161
3. Remove the cover upward.
Fitting the cover
1. Place the cover onto the fuse box.
2. Push the cover downwards until it audibly clicks into place on both sides.
Fuse table for fuses in the engine compartment
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The list shows the fuse locations for the equipment relevant to the driver. The first column of the table contains the fuse location; the other columns include the rated
current, fuse version, and the protected electrical equipment.
Depending on the market and the vehicle equipment, there may be differences from the fuse numbers and fuse slots listed in the table. If necessary, ask for the
exact fuse assignment from suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility.
Fuse assignment
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Fig. 162 Fuse locations in the engine compartment.
Fuse location fig. 162:
F6
7.5 Amp, ATO®, brake light sensor.
F15
15 A, ATO®, horn.
F19
30 Amp, ATO®, windshield wipers.
Fuses in the instrument panel
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Open and close the fuse box in the instrument panel
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Fig. 163 On the driver side in the instrument panel: fuse box cover.
Stop.
Removing the cover
1. Open the storage compartment on the driver's side and empty it, if necessary.
2. Push as far upwards as possible fig. 163
and open the driver side stowage compartment again in the direction of the arrows and pull off.
Fitting the cover
1. Press the storage compartment into the mounts in the instrument panel until you hear the catch engage on both sides.
2. Close the storage compartment.
Fuse table for fuses in the instrument panel
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The list shows the fuse locations for the equipment relevant to the driver. The first column of the table contains the fuse location; the other columns include the rated
current, fuse version, and the protected electrical equipment.
Depending on the market and the vehicle equipment, there may be differences from the fuse numbers and fuse slots listed in the table. If necessary, ask for the
exact fuse assignment from suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility.
Fuse assignment
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Fig. 164 Fuse assignment in the instrument panel.
Fuse locations fig. 164:
F4
7.5 Amp, MINI®, anti-theft alarm system.
F6
10 A, ATO®, automatic transmission selector mechanism.
F7
10 amp, MINI®, control for the air conditioner, rear window defroster relay.
F8
7.5 Amp, MINI®, dipped beam light switch, rain/light sensor, electronic parking brake.
F10
7.5 Amp, MINI®, Display, Infotainment system control panel.
F11
40 Amp, ATO®, exterior lighting on the left side.
F12
20 Amp, ATO®, Infotainment system.
F14
40 Amp, ATO®, blower regulator.
F16
7.5 Amp, MINI®, telephone.
F23
20 Amp, JCASE®, power sunroof.
F24
40 Amp, ATO®, exterior lighting on the right side.
F26
30 Amp, ATO®, seat heating.
F27
30 Amp, ATO®, interior lighting.
F40
20 Amp, ATO®, cigarette lighter, sockets. Note the installation position, factory-standard fuse location as shown in the illustration.
F42
40 Amp, ATO®, central locking system.
F47
15 Amp, ATO®, rear window wiper.
F51
25 Amp, ATO®, rear seat heating.
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F53
30 Amp, ATO®, rear window defroster.
Fuse locations for vehicles with a factory-installed trailer hitch.
F22
15 amp, ATO®, trailer charging cable.
F28
25 Amp, ATO®, left trailer control module.
F38
25 Amp, ATO®, right trailer control module.
F44
15 Amp, ATO®, trailer control module.
Power windows and seats can be protected by circuit breakers or control modules, which switch back on automatically several seconds after correcting the
overload, for example when door windows are frozen shut.
Replacing blown fuses
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Preparations
1. Switch off the ignition, lights, and all other electrical equipment.
Detecting blown fuses
Fig. 165 Blown fuse (general example).
®
A blown flat connector fuse (ATO
, MINI®) has metal strips that have burned through, which you can see through the transparent housing from above and from
the side fig. 165
A blown block fuse (JCASE
®
) is recognizable by the melted metal strip seen through the transparent housing from above fig. 165
Fuse versions
Standard flat connector fuse (ATO®).
Small flat connector fuse (MINI®).
Block fuse (JCASE®).
Fuse color codes
Fuses (ATO® - MINI®).
Color
Current rating
Black
1 A
Purple
3 A
Orange
5 A
Brown
7.5 A
Red
10 A
Blue
15 A
Yellow
20 A
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25 A
White or clear
Green
30 A
Light green40 A
Fuses (JCASE®)
Blue
20 A
Pink
30 A
Green
40 A
Red
50 A
Yellow
60 A
Replacing fuses
Fig. 166 Remove or install a fuse with the plastic pliers (general example).
Plastic pliers.
1. Remove plastic tongs from either the fuse box or the cover of the fuse box fig. 166
2. Depending on the design of the fuse, slide the appropriately sized clamp on the plastic pliers onto the fuse from above or from the side fig. 166.
3. Remove the fuse.
4. If a fuse is blown, replace with a fuse with the same rating (same color and same label) and the same size
5. After inserting the new fuse, place the plastic pliers back in the cover, if necessary.
6. Reinstall the cover or close the fuse box cover.
NOTICE
If a fuse is replaced by a fuse with a higher current rating, this could damage the electrical system in another location.
Xump-starting
Introduction
For technical reasons the vehicle must not be tow-started
. If the engine cannot start because the 12 V vehicle battery is dead, the 12 V vehicle battery on
another vehicle can be used to start your vehicle.
For vehicles with a 12 V vehicle battery in the vehicle interior or luggage compartment, the jumper cables may only be connected to the jump-start points in the
engine compartment.
WARNING
Using jumper cables and performing a jump-start incorrectly can cause the 12 V vehicle battery to explode, which can cause serious injuries.
Always read and heed the warnings and safety precautions before working on the 12 V vehicle battery
Introduction.
Never confuse the positive battery terminal with the negative battery terminal.
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Never jump-start a vehicle with a frozen or thawed 12 V vehicle battery.
WARNING
When jump-starting the 12 V vehicle battery, a highly explosive mixture of gas builds up, which is flammable and can cause serious injuries. Sparks could form
and ignite the flammable gas that is released by the 12 V vehicle battery.
Always keep fires, sparks, open flames, and lit cigarettes far away from the 12 V vehicle battery.
Avoid discharging static electricity near the 12 V vehicle battery.
NOTICE
Tow-starting can cause damage to the vehicle.
Jump-start the vehicle to start the engine.
NOTICE
A drained 12 V vehicle battery can freeze at temperatures around +32°F (0 °C).
Always replace a frozen or thawed 12 V vehicle battery.
Ground jump-start point
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Fig. 167 In the engine compartment: Negative terminal jump-start point.
The jump-start point (negative terminal) is for connecting the black jumper cable fig. 167.
The vehicle can give and receive a jump-start using this negative terminal jump-start point.
Preparing and Performing a Xump-start
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Preparations
Observe the following for jump-starting:
Wear suitable eye protection and safety gloves
Pay attention to the operating instructions provided by the manufacturer of the jump-start cables.
Open the hood.
Always use a jumper cable with fully insulated terminal clamps and without any insulation defects for jump-starting
Ensure that there is sufficient distance between the vehicle providing the jump-start and the vehicle receiving the jump-start, otherwise current could already
flow when connecting the positive battery terminals.
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Make sure the terminal clamps have sufficient contact with metal.
Xumper cable
So that vehicles can be jump-started and can jump-start others, an appropriate jumper cable is required.
The following jumper cable wire diameters must not be fallen short of by the vehicle providing the jump-start.
Vehicles with electric drivetrain: To jump-start the vehicle with a drained 12 V vehicle battery, the wire diameter of the jumper cable must be at least 25 mm
2
(0.038 in2).
Vehicles with hybrid drive: To jump-start the vehicle with a drained 12 V vehicle battery, the wire diameter of the jumper cable must be at least 25 mm
2
(0.038 in2).
Vehicles with a gasoline engine: To jump-start the vehicle with a drained 12 V vehicle battery, the wire diameter of the jumper cable must be at least 25 mm
2
(0.038 in2).
Vehicles with a diesel engine: To jump-start the vehicle with a drained 12 V vehicle battery, the wire diameter of the jumper cable must be at least 35 mm
2
(0.054 in2).
Vehicle Receiving the Xump-start
1. Check whether the discharged 12 V vehicle battery is properly connected to the 12 V vehicle electrical system.
2. If a 12 V vehicle battery with a viewing window has been installed, check the color of the viewing window. If the viewing window is light yellow or has no color,
do not perform a jump-start and contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Vehicle Providing the Xump-start
1. Pay attention to the operating instructions provided by the vehicle manufacturer.
2. Check whether the battery providing the jump-start has the same voltage (12 V) and approximately the same battery capacity as the dead 12 V vehicle battery.
Pay attention to the information printed on the battery of the vehicle providing the jump-start.
Xump-starting
Fig. 168 Diagram for connecting the jumper cables.
Positive battery terminal of the vehicle receiving the jump-start.
Positive battery terminal of the vehicle providing the jump-start.
Suitable negative terminal of the vehicle providing the jump-start: Preferably a jump-start point (negative connection), a large metal part that is bolted securely
to the engine block, or the engine block itself.
Jump-start point (negative terminal) of the vehicle receiving the jump-start.
Only connect the jumper cables in the sequence A - B - C - D fig. 168.
1. Switch the ignition off on both vehicles.
2. In the engine compartment, open the cover on the positive battery terminal (+) of the 12 V vehicle battery, if fitted.
3. Connect one end of the red jumper cable to the positive battery terminal (+) of the 12 V vehicle battery with the discharged 12 V vehicle battery fig. 168
4. Connect the other end of the red jumper cable to the positive battery terminal (+) on the vehicle providing current fig. 168
5. Connect one end of the black jumper cable preferably to the negative terminal (-) jump-start point on the vehicle with the 12 V vehicle battery providing current
fig. 168
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Or: If there is no negative terminal (-) jump-start point, connect the end of the black jumper cable to a large metal part that is bolted securely to the engine
block, or the engine block itself, on the vehicle with the 12 V vehicle battery providing current fig. 168
6. Connect the other end of the black jumper cable to the negative terminal (-) jump-start point on the vehicle with the discharged 12 V vehicle battery fig. 168
7. Route the jumper cables so that they cannot become caught in moving parts in the engine compartment.
Start the engine
1. Start the engine in the vehicle that is providing current and allow it to idle.
2. Wait a few minutes and then start the vehicle's engine with the discharged 12 V vehicle battery. If the engine does not start, stop the starting process after ten
seconds, and try again after approximately one minute.
If the engine still will not start, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Removing the jumper cables
1. Before disconnecting the jumper cables, switch off the low beam headlight if necessary.
2. In the vehicle with the drained 12 V vehicle battery, switch on the blower for the air conditioner and the rear window defroster. This will reduce any voltage
surges that may occur when disconnected.
3. Once the vehicle has been jump-started, always disconnect the jumper cables in the order D - C - B - A fig. 168.
4. Close the cover of the positive terminal (+), if fitted.
After successful jump-starting, have the 12 V vehicle battery checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Performing a jump-start incorrectly can cause the 12 V vehicle battery to explode, which can cause serious injuries.
Always wear suitable protective eyewear and protective gloves, and never bend over the 12 V vehicle battery.
Always connect the positive cable first and then the negative cable.
Never connect the negative terminal to parts of the fuel system or to the brake lines.
Ensure that there is no contact between the non-insulated parts of the terminal clamps.
Make sure the cable insulation is free from any defects.
Make sure that the cable that is connected to the positive battery terminal on the 12 V vehicle battery does not come into contact with any vehicle
components that conduct electricity.
NOTICE
A drained 12 V vehicle battery can freeze at temperatures around +32°F (0 °C).
Do not jump-start a frozen or thawed 12 V vehicle battery.
Towing
Introduction
Towing requires practice, particularly if a towing cable is used. Both drivers should be familiar with the special considerations when towing. Inexperienced drivers
should not tow.
Follow all applicable laws when towing.
Always make sure the towing force does not exceed the permitted level and there are no shock loading conditions. There is always the risk of the coupling becomin
overloaded when driving off-road.
WARNING
The vehicle handling and braking efficiency will change considerably when it is towed.
WARNING
Never tow a vehicle that has no electrical power.
Never turn off the ignition with the starter button while towing. Otherwise, the electronic steering column lock could engage suddenly. The vehicle cannot
be steered if this happens. This can result in crashes, serious injuries, and a loss of control of the vehicle.
Never remove the remote control vehicle key from the ignition lock while towing. Otherwise, the mechanical steering column lock or steering lock could
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engage suddenly. The vehicle cannot be steered if this happens. This can result in crashes, serious injuries, and a loss of control of the vehicle.
If the vehicle loses power while it is being towed, stop towing the vehicle immediately and see an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
NOTICE
When pushing the vehicle by hand, the taillights, side spoiler on the rear window, and large sections of sheet metal could be damaged and the rear spoiler could
detach.
When pushing the vehicle by hand, do not press on the taillights, side spoiler on the rear window, large sections of sheet metal, or the rear spoiler.
Towing
Towing refers to using a vehicle to pull another vehicle that cannot be driven.
The vehicle can be towed using a tow bar or tow rope:
The maximum permissible speed is 30 mph (50 km/h).
The maximum permissible distance is 30 miles (50 km).
The easiest and safest way to tow is using a tow bar. You should use a towing cable only if a tow bar is not available. The towing cable should be elastic to protect
both vehicles. Use a cable made of synthetic rubber or a similar elastic material.
Towing with a tow truck
If your vehicle will be raised by one axle when towing, only the axle listed below may be raised, depending on the transmission and engine combination:
Front-wheel drive
Automatic transmission
Front axle
Manual transmissionFront axle
All-wheel drive (4MOTION)
Automatic transmission
Front axle
Manual transmission Front axle
WARNING
Vehicle components can be badly damaged by incorrectly attached tow ropes or tow bars. This increases the risk of accident and could result in serious injuries.
Only ever secure the vehicle to be recovered and towed at the points designed for this purpose.
Never secure the tow rope or the tow bar to axle or suspension components.
Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility and have the vehicle taken away on a tow truck, if necessary.
Instructions for towing
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
A vehicle being towed can still signal a turn using the turn signals even if the emergency flashers are switched on. To do this when the ignition is switched on,
activate the turn signal for the desired direction. The emergency flashers will stop while the turn signal is active. The emergency flashers will automatically activate
again once the turn signal and high beam lever returns to the neutral position.
When may this vehicle not be towed?
The vehicle must not be towed in the following situations:
If the 12 V vehicle battery is drained.
The indicator in the instrument cluster display does not function perfectly.
If the towing distance is greater than 30 miles (50 km).
The selector lever of the automatic transmission cannot be moved to neutral (position N).
The electronic parking brake cannot be released.
The steering column lock cannot be released.
If the wheel clearance or the steering function can no longer be secured after an accident.
If the vehicle cannot be towed on its own wheels due to one of the conditions listed, contact professional assistance and have the vehicle transported by a tow truck
if necessary.
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Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Secure the tow rope or tow bar only at the permitted points:
Towing lug.
Ball mount.
WARNING
Never secure the tow rope or the tow bar to axle or suspension components. They can be damaged and cause accidents and serious injuries.
Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility and have the vehicle taken away on a tow truck, if necessary.
Preparations
Make sure the tow rope is not twisted. Otherwise it could disconnect from the towing eye while towing.
Switch the ignition and emergency flashers on in both vehicles. However, do not do this if it is prohibited by law.
Read and comply with the information and instructions for towing given in the Owner's Manual for the other vehicle.
Towing vehicle (front)
1. Only start to drive when the tow rope is taut.
2. Be especially careful when accelerating.
3. Avoid sudden braking and driving maneuvers.
4. Do not exceed the permitted towing weight of the vehicle.
Vehicle being towed (rear)
1. Make sure the ignition is always switched on so that the steering wheel is not locked and so that the turn signal and windshield wiper can be used if needed.
The brake booster and power steering only work when the engine is running. Otherwise, the brake pedal needs to be pressed much harder and more force is
required to steer.
2. Make sure the vehicle key is always in the vehicle during the towing process
Introduction.
3. For vehicles with an automatic gearbox: Select the selector lever position
4. Release the electronic parking brake.
5. Make sure the tow rope is always taut.
NOTICE
The vehicle can only be towed if the battery charge level of the 12 V vehicle battery is sufficient and the electronic parking brake and steering column lock can
be released. If there is a loss of power or the electrical system is malfunctioning, the engine may need to be jump-started or the vehicle's drive system may need
to be reactivated in order to release the electronic parking brake and steering column lock.
Installing the rear towing eye
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Depending on the country and vehicle equipment, the mount for the towing eye is situated behind the bumper cover.
1. Before having it towed, check that your vehicle has a threaded mount for the towing lug.
2. Read and heed the information about towing.
3. Otherwise, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility and have the vehicle taken away by a tow truck if necessary.
The towing eye must always be kept in the vehicle
NOTICE
Using a towing eye that is not suitable for the vehicle can damage the vehicle.
When towing, always use the towing eye enclosed with your own vehicle in the vehicle tool kit, or another towing eye suitable for the vehicle.
Installing the rear towing eye
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Fig. 169 In the right rear bumper: Remove cover.
Fig. 170 In the right rear bumper: Screw in towing eye.
1. Remove the towing eye from the vehicle tool kit in the luggage compartment.
2. Press on the marked area of the cover in the direction of the arrow to release the catch on the cover fig. 169.
3. Remove the cover, let it hang from the vehicle or place it in the vehicle if necessary
4. Rotate the towing eye in the direction of the arrow as far as possible to install it in the mount fig. 170 , . Use a suitable object to tighten the towing eye
completely and securely in the mount.
5. After the vehicle has been towed, unscrew the towing eye with a suitable object in the opposite direction to the arrow.
6. Insert the cap into the respective opening and press in until it engages.
7. If necessary, clean the towing eye and return it to the vehicle tool kit in the luggage compartment.
NOTICE
Removing and installing the towing eye and the cover can cause vehicle damage, such as paint damage.
Remove and install the towing eye and cover carefully to reduce the risk of vehicle damage.
NOTICE
If the towing eye is not fully and tightly screwed into the mount, it may tear out of the mount when tow-starting or towing the vehicle.
Always screw the towing eye completely and securely into the mount.
Vehicles with a trailer hitch
In vehicles with a factory-equipped trailer hitch, there is no mount for the threaded towing eye behind the cover.
1. To tow, swivel the ball hitch out or mount and use it.
NOTICE
Using an unsuitable towing bar could damage the ball hitch and the vehicle. Vehicles with a factory-installed trailer hitch may only tow other vehicles with a
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towing bar that is designed specially for mounting on a ball mount.
Use a suitable tow bar to tow the vehicle.
If you do not have a suitable tow bar, use a tow rope for towing.
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Checking and filling
In the engine compartment
Safety precautions for working in the engine compartment
The engine compartment is a potentially dangerous area in the vehicle. Only perform work in the engine compartment if you are familiar with the necessary activitie
and the general safety precautions, and if the correct operating equipment, fluids and suitable tools are available. Work performed incorrectly can result in serious
injuries
. Have all work performed by suitably qualified professionals if necessary. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
The engine compartment in any motor vehicle is a potentially dangerous area that can cause serious personal injury.
Always work as cautiously and carefully as possible and follow the general safety instructions when working on the vehicle.
Never perform work in the engine compartment if you are not familiar with the required activities. If you are not sure what to do, have the work performed
by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility qualified in this respect. Serious injuries can result if work is not
performed correctly. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Never open or close the hood if steam or engine coolant is escaping. Steam or hot engine coolant can cause serious burns. Always wait until you can no
longer see or hear steam or engine coolant escaping from the engine compartment.
Always allow the engine to cool down before opening the hood.
Hot engine or exhaust system components can cause burns if touched.
Before opening the hood, take note of the following:
Activate the electronic parking brake and move the selector lever into the P position or move the gearshift lever into the neutral position.
Switch the ignition off and keep the vehicle key stored safely far enough from the vehicle (especially in vehicles with Keyless Access) so the
ignition cannot be inadvertently switched on and the engine started.
Always keep children away from the engine compartment and never leave them unattended.
The engine cooling system is under pressure when the engine is hot. Never open the cap on the coolant expansion tank when the engine is hot. Engine
coolant could spray out and cause serious burns or other injuries.
Slowly and very carefully turn the cap on the coolant expansion tank counterclockwise while pressing down lightly on the cap.
Always protect your face, hands, and arms from hot engine coolant or steam with a large, thick cloth.
Do not spill any fluids on engine components or the exhaust system when adding fluids. Spilled fluids could cause a fire.
WARNING
The engine compartment contains moving components that can cause serious injuries.
Never reach into the radiator fan or into the area near the radiator fan. Touching the fan blades could cause serious injuries. The ventilator is
temperature-controlled and may switch on by itself even if the ignition is switched off.
If work must be performed while starting the vehicle or when the engine is running, moving components such as the ribbed belt, alternator, and radiator
fan, or the high-voltage system could cause potentially fatal injuries. Always be extremely careful.
Always make sure that no parts of the body, jewelry, ties, loose clothing, and long hair can be caught in moving engine components. To reduce the
risk of anything becoming caught in engine components, always remove any jewelry and/or ties, tie back long hair, and avoid wearing loose-fitting
clothing when performing work.
Always press the accelerator pedal extremely carefully and never press it without paying close attention. The vehicle could begin moving, even if
the electronic parking brake is set.
Do not leave any items, such as cleaning cloths or tools, in the engine compartment. Objects left behind can cause malfunctions, engine damage, and
fires.
WARNING
Additional insulation, such as covers in the engine compartment, can cause engine malfunctions or fires and result in serious injuries.
Never cover the engine with blankets or other insulating materials.
Always make sure the vehicle is parked on a solid and level surface before performing any work in the engine compartment
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WARNING
Unintentional vehicle movement while working on the vehicle can cause serious injuries.
Never work underneath the vehicle when it is not secured to prevent it from rolling. If working under the vehicle with the wheels touching the floor, the
vehicle must be on a level surface and the wheels must be secured.
If you must work underneath the vehicle, additionally support the vehicle securely with suitable stands. The vehicle jack is not sufficient for this because it
could collapse, resulting in serious injuries.
The start-stop system must be manually deactivated.
WARNING
The high voltage in the electrical system can cause electric shocks, burns, serious injuries, and death.
Never short-circuit the electrical system. The 12 V vehicle battery could explode.
To reduce the risk of an electric shock and serious injuries, never touch the electrical wires for the ignition system while the engine is running or being
started.
Never touch the electrical wires and connections of the gas discharge lamps.
Preparing the vehicle for work in the engine compartment
Always perform the following activities in the specified sequence before all work in the engine compartment
:
1. Park the vehicle safely on level and stable ground.
2. Press and hold the brake pedal until the engine has stopped.
3. Set the electronic parking brake.
4. Move the selector lever into the position.
5. Stop the engine.
6. If necessary, remove the vehicle key from the vehicle and store it outside of the vehicle so that the vehicle does not start accidentally.
7. Let the engine cool down sufficiently.
8. Always keep other people away from the engine compartment.
9. Secure the vehicle against rolling away.
WARNING
Failing to follow these instructions, which are provided for your own safety, can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Always pursue the activities and follow the general safety precautions.
Opening and closing the hood
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Fig. 171 In the driver's side footwell: Release lever for the hood (general example).
Fig. 172 Above the radiator grille: Opening lever for the hood.
Opening the hood
1. Open the driver door and pull the release lever in the direction of the arrow fig. 171.
The hood will pop open from the locking mechanism in the lock carrier
2. To open the hood fully, slightly lift the hood while pushing the actuating lever in the direction of the arrow fig. 172.
The hood is held open by the gas-pressure strut.
Closing the hood
1. Push the hood down until you override the force of the gas-pressure strut.
2. Let the hood fall into the lock carrier catch from a height of approximately 8 inches (20 cm); do not press it down.
When the hood is closed correctly, it will be flush with the surrounding sections of the vehicle body
If the hood is not closed correctly, lift the hood up and try to close it again.
If the hood is not correctly closed, an indicator will appear in the display of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Once the hood is correctly closed, the indicator will turn
off.
WARNING
If the hood is not closed correctly, it could open suddenly while driving and block the view through the windshield. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
After closing the hood, check that the catch is engaged correctly in the lock carrier.
If you realize while driving that the hood is not closed correctly, switch on the emergency flashers, carefully apply the brakes, decelerate carefully, stop
immediately and close the hood.
Do not open or close the hood if any persons are in the closing range of the hood.
NOTICE
Opening and closing the hood incorrectly can cause damage to the hood and wiper arms.
Only open the hood when wiper mode is switched off and with the windshield wipers folded in.
Always fold the wiper arms against the windshield before driving.
Display
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Fig. 173 In the instrument cluster display: the hood is open or not closed correctly (general example).
An image in the instrument cluster display indicates if the hood is open or has not closed correctly fig. 173.
1.
Do not continue driving!
2. If necessary, lift the hood and close it again.
The image is also displayed when the ignition is switched off, and it disappears several seconds after the doors are closed and the vehicle is locked.
WARNING
Disregarding warning notifications could lead to breakdowns while driving, accidents, and serious injuries.
Never ignore warning notifications.
Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
The image may vary depending on the version of the instrument cluster.
Operating fluids and operating equipment
All fluids and operating equipment, such as engine coolant, engine oils and vehicle batteries, are continuously being developed. Have fluids and operating
equipment replaced by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
WARNING
Unsuitable fluids and operating equipment as well as the incorrect use of them can cause serious injuries and poisoning.
Only store fluids in their sealed original containers.
Never use empty food cans, bottles, or other containers to store fluids, because someone could drink the fluids by mistake.
Keep children away from all fluids and operating equipment.
Always read and heed the information and warnings on the packaging for the fluids.
When using products that emit harmful vapors, always work outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
WARNING
Fluids and some materials in the engine compartment are very flammable and can cause fires and serious injuries.
Never smoke near the engine compartment.
Never work near open flames or sparks.
Never pour or spill fluids on the engine. Fluids could ignite on hot engine components and cause injuries.
If work must be performed on the fuel system or electrical system, note the following:
Always disconnect the 12 V vehicle battery.
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Make sure that the vehicle is unlocked when the 12 V vehicle battery is disconnected. Otherwise, the anti-theft alarm system will be activated.
Never perform work near sources of heat, boilers, or other open flames.
Always have a fully-functioning, checked fire extinguisher nearby.
NOTICE
Using incorrect fluids can result in malfunctions and engine damage.
When filling or changing fluids, make sure the correct fluids are added to the correct reservoirs.
Fluids leaking from the vehicle can cause environmental damage. Always check the ground under the vehicle for leaking fluids. If you see spots of fluid on the
ground under the vehicle, have the vehicle checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Dispose of leaking fluids
correctly. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Washer fluid
General information
Fig. 174 In the engine compartment: Cap on the washer fluid reservoir (general example).
The windshield washer fluid reservoir is located in the engine compartment. The washer fluid reservoir is identified with the
symbol on the cap fig. 174.
Check the washer fluid level regularly and fill if necessary.
Preparations
1. Prepare the vehicle for work in the engine compartment In the engine compartment.
2. Open the hood page , Opening and closing the hood.
Checking and refilling
1. Check if there is enough washer fluid in the reservoir.
2. To add fluid, mix clean water, not distilled water, with a suitable windshield cleaner. Follow the mixing instructions on the packaging of the windshield cleaner
. There is a screen in the filler tube in the windshield washer fluid reservoir. The screen keeps large particles of contaminants from entering the washer
nozzles when you refill the washer fluid
3. When the outside temperatures are cold, an anti-freeze agent should be added to the water so that it does not freeze. Follow the mixing instructions on the
packaging of the anti-freeze agent.
Depending on the vehicle and vehicle equipment, the washer fluid reservoir capacity is approx. 3.0-7.5 liters (3.1-7.9 quarts ).
WARNING
Unsuitable additives in the windshield washer fluid can create an oily film on the vehicle windshield, reduce visibility and increase the risk of accidents and
serious injuries.
Never add coolant additive or similar unsuitable additives to the windshield washer fluid.
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NOTICE
If the screen is damaged or missing, dirt particles could enter the system when adding fluid, which could block the windshield washer nozzles.
Take the screen out only to clean it.
Replace a damaged or missing screen.
NOTICE
An incorrect cleaning agent or mixing of different cleaning agents can cause the components to flocculate and therefore to clog the spray nozzles.
Only use suitable cleaning agents.
Never mix different cleaning agents together.
Engine oil
Introduction
The engine oils are determined based on the requirements of the engines, emissions control systems, and the fuel quality. On all combustion engines, the engine o
comes into contact with combustion residue and fuel, which affects the aging of the engine oil. Using the correct engine oil is essential for the function and service
life of the engine. The vehicle is filled at the factory with a special multi-purpose, low-viscosity oil that can generally be used year-round.
The vehicle can consume engine oil. The engine oil consumption can vary and can change throughout the service life of the vehicle. Depending on the driving style
and the usage conditions, the engine oil consumption can be up to 1 l (1 quart) per 1200 miles (2000 kilometers); it can also be higher within the first 3100 miles
(5000 kilometers) on new vehicles. Because of this, the engine oil level must be checked regularly and it is best to check the level before long drives.
WARNING
Handling engine oil incorrectly can cause severe burns and other injuries.
Always wear eye protection when handling engine oil.
Engine oil is poisonous. Always store engine oil out of the reach of children.
Only store engine oil in its sealed original container. This also applies to used oil until it is disposed.
Regular contact with engine oil could damage the skin. If engine oil has come into contact with the skin, always wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Engine oil becomes very hot when the engine is running and can severely burn the skin. Always allow the engine to cool down.
Engine oil that has dripped and spilled can pollute the environment. Catch any leaking operating fluids and dispose of them correctly according to
environmental regulations.
Engine oil standards
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Safety precautions for working in the engine compartment .
Utilized engine oil
There is a label on the lock carrier that shows which engine oil should be added. Please follow the note and if possible only add the indicated engine oil
If this is not possible, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to find out which engine oil is suitable for your vehicle.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If the engine oil recommended by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility qualified in this respect is not available, a different
engine oil can be used in an emergency. To reduce the risk of damaging the engine, a maximum of 0.5 liters (0.5 qt) of the following engine oils may be added until
the next oil change:
Gasoline engines: ACEA C3 or API SP standard, viscosity 0 W-30.
NOTICE
Using engine oils that have not been approved in accordance with the respective VW standard can cause damage to the engine.
When refilling, only use engine oils that comply with the quality requirements of the respectively applicable VW standard.
Volkswagen recommends Volkswagen Genuine oil.
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Changing the engine oil
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Safety precautions for working in the engine compartment .
The engine oil must be changed regularly in accordance with the instructions in the warranty and maintenance. Your service schedule is supplied with your Manual.
Service schedule.
Additives in the engine oil can make new engine oil appear dark after a brief engine run time. This is normal and is no reason to change the engine oil more
frequently.
WARNING
Changing the engine oil incorrectly can cause environmental damage, fires and serious injuries.
Always wear eye protection.
Always allow the engine to cool down to reduce the risk of burns.
Keep your arms horizontal when using your fingers to unscrew the oil drain plug, so that the draining oil does not drip down your arm.
Use a container suitable for collecting used oil that can hold at least the entire quantity of oil in the engine.
WARNING
Engine oil is toxic and can cause serious injuries.
Always store engine oil out of the reach of children.
Never use empty food cans, bottles or other containers to store engine oil, because individuals may not recognize that they contain engine oil.
NOTICE
Engine oil and filter changes require special tools, technical knowledge and the correct disposal of the used oil.
For this reason, always have the engine oil and filters changed by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dispose of the engine oil in a way that will not harm the environment and only at a collection point for used oil, e.g. a recycling center or specialist retailer.
Checking the engine oil level and adding oil
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Safety precautions for working in the engine compartment .
Preparations
Fig. 175 In the engine compartment: engine oil filler cap (general example).
To avoid an incorrect oil level reading, perform the following steps:
1. Park vehicles with an engine at operating temperature on a level surface.
2. Wait at least five minutes for the engine oil to flow back into the oil pan.
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3. Open the hood.
4. Find the engine oil filler and the dipstick.
You can identify these by the
fig. 175 symbol on the engine oil filler cap and the colored handle on the oil dipstick.
Checking the engine oil level
Fig. 176 Engine oil level markings on the oil dipstick (versions).
The engine oil level is too high.
Oil level in the normal range.
The engine oil level is too low.
1. Remove the dipstick from the guide tube and wipe the dipstick off using a clean cloth.
2. Reinsert the dipstick into the guide tube and push it all the way in. If there is an alignment tab on the top of the engine oil dipstick, make sure it lines up with the
notch in the guide tube, and that the dipstick goes all the way in.
3. Remove the dipstick again and read the oil level on the dipstick as described below fig. 176:
The engine oil level is too high. If necessary, follow the messages in the instrument cluster display or contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorize
Volkswagen Service Facility .
Oil level in the normal range. Engine oil can be added up to the upper edge of this area, for example if there is heavy engine load.
The engine oil level is too low. Add engine oil immediately.
4. After reading the oil level, reinsert the dipstick back into the guide tube and push it all the way in.
For high vehicle loads, for example when driving long distances on highways in the summer or when driving through high mountains, the engine oil level should be
the upper section of the permitted area.
Adding engine oil
WARNING
Engine oil can ignite if it comes into contact with hot engine components. This can cause burns and serious injuries.
Always make sure that the engine oil cap is installed securely on the engine filler opening after adding oil and that the oil dipstick is inserted correctly in
the guide tube. This can prevent engine oil from leaking and coming into contact with hot engine components when the engine is running.
If engine oil spills on cold engine components, it could heat up and ignite when the engine is running.
Only perform these activities in the specified order
:
1. Remove the cap on the engine oil filler fig. 175.
2. Top up the engine oil gradually in small quantities, not more than 0.5 l (0.5 quart), or follow the recommendation in the display of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpi
Volkswagen recommends using the approved engine oils in accordance with the respective VW standard.
3. To avoid overfilling, you must wait at least one minute each time you add engine oil so that the engine oil can flow into the oil pan up to the marking on the oil
dipstick.
4. Read the oil level on the dipstick again before adding a little more. Never add too much oil.
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