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Steering wheel
Adjusting the steering wheel position
Fig. 54 Under the steering wheel in the steering column trim panel: lever to adjust the steering wheel position manually (general example).
Fig. 55 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. 54 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. 55.
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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. 54
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. 55.
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.
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Fig. 56 On the driver seat: Controls.
Operate the lever to adjust the lumbar support.
To adjust the backrest, turn the handwheel with nothing resting on the backrest.
If necessary, move the lever upward or downward multiple times to adjust the height of the seat.
Pull or push the lever several times if necessary to adjust the seat cushion angle.
Lift the grip to move the seat cushion forward or backward.
Pull the lever to slide the front seat forward or backward. The front seat must lock into place after the lever is released.
1) This only applies to the inner side of the seat in vehicles with four doors.
Adjusting power front seats
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The electric controls differ depending on the country and vehicle equipment and may vary according to the seat design.
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. 57 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.
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Adjust the angle of the seat surface.
Adjust the height of the seat.
Adjust the angle of the backrest.
Fig. 58 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.
Raise the curvature of the lumbar support.
Move the curvature of the lumbar support down.
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
Incorrect usage may damage the electric components in the front seats.
Do not kneel on the front seats and do not otherwise concentrate pressure on specific points of the seat cushion and backrest.
If the 12 V vehicle battery charge level is too low, the seat may not be able to be adjusted with the power controls.
Seat adjustment is canceled while the engine is starting.
Folding the front passenger backrest forwards
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The front passenger seat backrest can be folded down and locked in a horizontal position.
If objects are transported on the folded front passenger seat, the front passenger's front airbag must be deactivated.
Folding the front passenger backrest forwards
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Fig. 59 Front passenger seat: Fold backrest forwards.
1. Remove objects from the front passenger seat
2. Set the front passenger seat as low as possible.
3. Move the front passenger seat as far back as possible.
4. Move the head restraints all the way down.
5. Unlock the front passenger backrest in the direction of the arrows fig. 59.
6. Fold the front passenger backrest forwards in the direction of the arrows fig. 59 into the horizontal position.
The front passenger backrest must engage securely in the folded down position.
Unfolding the front passenger backrest
Do not have any objects or body parts near the hinge when unfolding.
1. To unfold the front passenger backrest unlock it again fig. 59.
2. Fold the front passenger backrest backwards into the upright position.
The front passenger backrest must engage securely in the folded out, upright position.
WARNING
Folding and unfolding the front passenger backrest in an uncontrolled or careless manner can cause severe injury.
Only fold or unfold the front passenger backrest when the vehicle is stationary.
Always ensure that no people or animals are in the way of the backrest when folding down the front passenger backrest.
As long as the front passenger backrest is folded down, the front airbag must be deactivated and the PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light must
be illuminated.
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 must not become caught in the area of the hinges. The floor mats or other objects could get caught in the front passenger
backrest hinges. This can lead to the front passenger backrest not being securely locked when unfolded to the upright position.
The front passenger backrest must be securely locked when being unfolded to the upright position. A front passenger backrest which is not securely
locked can move unexpectedly and cause severe injury.
WARNING
The uncovered seat mountings or hinges can lead to severe injury during a braking maneuver or accident when the front passenger backrest is folded down.
Never transport adults or children on the front passenger seat when the front passenger backrest is folded down.
Only the seat behind the driver seat on the rear bench seat may be used when the front passenger backrest is folded down. This also applies to child
seats.
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WARNING
Objects that are not secured or are secured incorrectly can cause serious injuries in the event of sudden driving and braking maneuvers or a collision. This is
especially true if the airbags deploy and strike objects, causing them to fly through the vehicle interior.
Store all objects securely in the vehicle. Follow the legal regulations whilst doing so.
As long as the front passenger backrest is folded down, the front airbag must be deactivated and the PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light must
be illuminated.
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
Incorrectly positioned rear seats increase the risk of serious injuries if an accident occurs.
Before every journey, ensure that the rear seats are positioned so that all passengers are sitting upright and have their safety belts on correctly.
Only adjust the rear seats when there is no one within the range of movement of the seats.
WARNING
If you adjust the rear seats while driving, you will adopt the wrong sitting position. In addition, the rear seats may move unexpectedly during the journey. This will
increase the risk of serious injuries if an accident occurs.
Only adjust the rear seats when the vehicle is stationary.
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
Incorrect use of the rear center armrest may cause serious injuries.
The rear center armrest must always be folded up during journeys.
If the center armrest is folded down, the center rear bench seat must never be used by either adults or children.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest.
NOTICE
Objects in the luggage compartment may get into the space between the seat and the luggage compartment floor when the rear seat is adjusted. This may
cause damage.
Remove all objects located between the seat and luggage compartment floor before you move the rear 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.
Folding the rear bench seat backrest forward or backward
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The seat backrest is divided. Each part of the rear seat backrest can be folded forward individually to enlarge the luggage compartment.
Folding the rear seat backrest forward and down with the release button
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Fig. 60 In the rear seat backrest: release button.
1. Move the head restraints all the way down.
2. Pull the release button fig. 60 forward while folding the rear seat backrest forward and down.
The corresponding backrest part of the rear seat backrest is released when the red marking fig. 60 can be seen.
Folding the rear seat backrest up and back
1. Fold the rear seat backrest to the back and push firmly into the catch until it securely engages
The red marking fig. 60 must no longer be visible.
WARNING
Folding and unfolding the rear seat backrest in an uncontrolled or careless manner may cause severe injury.
Always take care that no people or animals are in the way of the rear seat backrest when folding it forward and down.
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 body parts away from the rear seat backrest when folding forward or back.
Each rear seat backrest must always be securely engaged to ensure that the safety belts in the rear seats can provide the maximum protection. Take
extra care especially with the middle seat in the rear bench seat. If a seat on the rear bench is used without the rear seat backrest being engaged, the
vehicle occupant will move forward with the rear seat backrest in the event of sudden braking and driving maneuvers or a collision.
A red marking fig. 60 indicates that the rear seat backrest is not engaged. Always check that the red marker is not visible when the rear seat backrest is
in the upright position.
Never allow people to sit in a rear seat if that rear seat backrest is folded forward or is not engaged.
NOTICE
Folding and unfolding the rear seat backrest in an uncontrolled or careless manner may cause damage to the vehicle or other objects.
Before folding the rear seat backrest forward, always adjust the front seats so that the head restraint or padding on the rear seat backrest does not press
against the front seats.
Before folding the rear seat backrest forward, always take care that there are no objects in its path.
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
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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.
NOTICE
Removing and fitting the head restraints incorrectly may cause damage.
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.
Adjusting the head restraints
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Adjusting the height of the head restraints
Fig. 61 Adjusting the front head restraint (general example).
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Fig. 62 Adjusting the rear head restraint (general example).
1. Slide the head restraint up or down in the direction of the arrow; you may need to press the fig. 61 or fig. 62 button first to release the head restraint.
The head restraint must lock securely into place.
Removing and installing the head restraints
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Removing the front head restraints
Fig. 63 Removing the front head restraint (general example).
1. Lower the head restraint if necessary.
2. To release, find the notch on the rear side in the marked area fig. 63, push inwards in the direction of the arrow and hold.
3. Pull out the head restraint in the direction of the arrow fig. 63.
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 rear head restraint
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Fig. 64
Removing the rear head restraint (general example).
1. Release the backrest of the rear bench seat and fold forwards.
2. Slide the head restraint all the way upward Adjusting the head restraints.
3. Press the button fig. 64 on the head restraint guide.
4. At the same time, press button
while a second person pulls the head restraint all the way out.
5. Fold the rear bench seat backrest toward the rear and lock it securely into place.
Installing the rear head restraint
1. Release the backrest of the rear bench seat and fold forwards.
2. Position the head restraint correctly above the head restraint guides and insert into the guides on the seat backrest.
3. Push the head restraint downward while pressing the fig. 64 button.
4. Fold the rear bench seat backrest toward the rear and lock it securely into place.
5. Adjust the head restraint to the correct position.
Seat functions
Center armrest
Front center armrest
Fig. 65 Front center armrest (general example).
To lift: Pull the center armrest up to the detents in the direction of the arrow fig. 65.
To lower: Pull the center armrest up fully. Then press the center armrest down.
Forward and backward adjustment: Slide the center armrest in the direction of the arrow all the way forward or all the way backward fig. 65.
WARNING
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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. 66 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. 66.
To fold back: fold the center armrest upward in the opposite direction of the arrow fig. 66 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.
WARNING
Incorrect use of the rear center armrest may cause serious injuries.
The rear center armrest must always be folded up during journeys.
If the center armrest is folded down, the center rear bench seat must never be used by either adults or children.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest.
Memory function
Memory buttons
Fig. 67 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.
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2. Shift the transmission to neutral.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Adjust the driver's seat and outside mirror.
5. Press the
fig. 67 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. 67.
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.
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.
Massage feature
Fig. 68 Massage function button to the side of the driver seat.
For the massage function, the lumbar support moves and massages the lumbar area of your back.
The lumbar support cushioning can be individually adjusted during operation by pressing repeatedly on the corresponding switch
Adjusting power front seats.
Switching the massage function on or off
1. To switch on, push the
button in the seat control panel. Press the
button again to switch off.
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After around ten minutes, the massage function switches off 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.
Only switch the massage function on and off when the vehicle is stationary.
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. 69 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. 69.
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 or fatal 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. 70 Next to the steering wheel: Control to switch on the exterior lighting (models with poor weather light).
Fig. 71 Next to the steering wheel: Control to switch on the exterior lighting (models with fog light).
Switching the lights on
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Tap the
button repeatedly until the corresponding indicator lights come on.
The low beam headlights are switched on. The green indicator light turns on.
Automatic headlights: The low beam headlights are switched on or off depending on the ambient brightness
, Automatic headlight control.
Parking light and daytime running light switched on; the green indicator light comes on. The automatic headlights are activated from a speed of
approximately 10 km/h (approximately 6 mph) or after a distance driven of around 100 m (approximately 0.062 mi)
Display only in instrument cluster: Light switched off. The automatic headlights are activated from a speed of approximately 10 km/h (approximately
6 mph) or after a distance driven of around 100 m (approximately 0.062 mi)
Switching the lights off
1. Switch the ignition off.
The orientation lighting can be switched on Entry and exit lighting (orientation lighting) .
The parking light is switched on Parking lights. The green indicator light turns on.
Display only in instrument cluster: Light switched off.
Daytime running lights
The daytime running lights can improve the vehicle's visibility in daytime traffic and switch on every time the ignition is switched on (when daylight is detected).
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. Switch the lights off.
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3. Set the electronic parking brake.
Switch on the daytime running lights:
1. Switch off the electronic parking brake.
WARNING
If the vehicle lighting is not used appropriately for the weather conditions, the road will not be illuminated sufficiently. The vehicle will not be visible to other road
users or will be difficult to see. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always turn on the low beam headlight in the dark, when it is raining, and when visibility is poor.
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. The taillights do not
switch on with the daytime running lights. Without its taillights turned on, the vehicle may not be seen by other road users in the dark, in the fog, and when
visibility is poor. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always turn on the low beam headlight in the dark, when it is raining, and when visibility is poor.
WARNING
The automatic headlights
are for assistance only. The driver is always responsible for turning on the correct vehicle lighting. Automatic headlight control
only turns the low beam headlights on and off when there are changes in brightness. Insufficient lighting on the road may cause accidents and serious or
fatal injuries.
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. 72 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and high beam lever.
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 will come on in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
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. 72.
Turning off the high beam headlight
1. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward out of the center position fig. 72.
Turning the headlight flasher on and off
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1. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward out of the center position and hold it fig. 72.
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 High Beam Control (Light Assist) .
WARNING
Incorrect use of the high beam headlight may distract and blind other road users. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Use the high beam headlights only if other road users cannot be distracted or blinded.
High Beam Control (Light Assist)
High beam control (Light Assist) switches off automatically if the system detects oncoming vehicles or vehicles driving ahead. In addition, 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 high beam control (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.
Adjusting the sensitivity of Light Assist
Depending on the country, the sensitivity of Light Assist 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 high beam control (Light Assist)
1. Switch off
automatic headlights.
Or: when 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, tap 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. Light Assist will be available
once the camera is available again.
If the camera is faulty and the power supply is interrupted.
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WARNING
Light Assist may not detect all traffic situations correctly and the function may be restricted in certain situations. High beam control (Light Assist) is only an aid.
The driver is always responsible for turning on the correct vehicle lighting. Switching on the high beam headlight at the wrong time may distract and blind other
road users. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always control the headlights yourself and adapt them to the lighting, visual, and traffic conditions.
Switch the high beam off manually if it could blind other road users.
WARNING
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. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
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 10 km/h (approximately
6 mph).
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 lights can only be switched on when the ignition is switched on.
Switching on the Poor Weather Lights
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Tap the
button Switching the lights on and off .
The green indicator light in the button turns on. The
indicator light will also light up on the instrument cluster for a few seconds.
Switching off the Poor Weather Lights
1. Tap the
button again.
If the poor weather lights are switched on when the light is off
, the parking lights are switched on
or the automatic headlights
are switched on,
the low beam headlights will also be switched on, regardless of the ambient brightness.
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.
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.
If the automatic headlights (
) are switched on, the vehicle lighting will not turn on or off automatically.
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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.
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.
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.
Fog lights
Switching the fog lights on and off
The fog lights can be switched on when the ignition is on and the parking light
or low beam headlight
is switched on Switching the lights on and off .
Switching the fog lights on
1. Press the
button Switching the lights on and off .
The green indicator light
in the button turns on.
Switching the fog lights off
1. Press the
button again.
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 and cannot be seen or is difficult for others on the road to see, this can cause accidents and serious or fatal
injuries.
Always stop the vehicle safely and with enough lighting.
Follow the country-specific legal regulations.
Entry and exit lighting (orientation lighting)
When you are entering and exiting the vehicle in the dark, the entry and exit lighting illuminates the immediate area around the vehicle.
The entry and exit lighting is automatically controlled by a light sensor.
Switching on entry lighting
1. Unlock the vehicle when the automatic headlights
are switched on and the light sensor detects darkness.
Switching off entry lighting
1. Turns off automatically after the lighting time has elapsed.
Or: Lock the vehicle.
Or: Press the
button repeatedly until the
setting is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Or: Switch on the ignition.
Switching on exit lighting
1. Switch the ignition off.
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The exit lighting switches on when the automatic headlights
are switched on and the light sensor detects darkness.
The lighting time begins when the last vehicle door or trunk lid is closed.
Switching off exit lighting
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: Press the
button repeatedly until the
setting is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Or: Switch on the ignition.
Adjusting entry and exit lighting
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.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, you can adjust the behavior of the exterior lighting in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system.
You can choose between two display strategies in the Convenience lighting settings menu:
Classic entry and exit lighting.
The periphery lighting, headlights and taillights are switched on and off at the same time.
Dynamic entry and exit lighting.
The ambient lighting, headlights and taillights are switched on and off dynamically and, if necessary, in an animated pattern.
In vehicles with Keyless Access with push-button start, switching on the entry lighting when approaching can be activated or deactivated.
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.
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
Fig. 73 In the Infotainment system: Touch control for headlight range control.
Touch control for the headlight range control.
Headlight range control is used to adjust the beam of the dipped beam headlight to the load level of the vehicle. This provides the driver with the best possible
visibility and oncoming traffic is not dazzled.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the headlight range can be adjusted in the Infotainment system fig. 73 ,
Manual headlight range control
Adjustment with the touch control in the Infotainment system:
1. Tap the Vehicle function keys.
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2. Tap the Low beam headlight function key to open the Headlight range control fig. 73
menu item.
3. Tap the required position (example vehicle load).
Setting in the Infotainment system
Front seat occupied and luggage compartment empty.
All seats occupied and luggage compartment empty.
All seats occupied and luggage compartment fully loaded.
Only driver seat occupied and luggage compartment fully loaded.
Dynamic headlight range control
Manual adjustment does not apply to vehicles with 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 affect the vehicle level in such a way that causes the headlights to dazzle and distract other road users. This can cause
accidents and serious or fatal 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 or fatal 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.
Adjusting headlights (travel mode)
When driving in countries that drive on the opposite side of the road to the country in which you live, if your vehicle has advanced high beam control (Dynamic Ligh
Assist) or the dynamic cornering light function, the low beam headlights may blind oncoming traffic. Therefore, the headlight alignment on vehicles equipped with
these functions can be adjusted in the Infotainment system via the Vehicle settings menu (travel mode) Vehicle settings menu. On vehicles without Dynamic
Light Assist and dynamic cornering light, it is not necessary to adjust the headlights.
Travel mode may be used only for a short period of time. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for permanent
conversion. 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
Entry and exit lighting
(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.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the brightness of the head-up display can be adjusted Head-up display (HUD).
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
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Fig. 74 On the overhead console: touch-sensitive reading lights.
Switching on or off interior and reading lights
Tap the corresponding symbol:
Switch the interior lights on or off.
Function switched off: the interior lights will switch on automatically when unlocking or leaving the vehicle.
Touch-sensitive reading lights with manual dimming function
On the roof console and above the rear door, there can be touch-sensitive reading lights depending on the equipment fig. 74. By tapping the illuminated area, the
respective reading light can be switched on or off.
To activate the manual dimming function, touch the illuminated area until the desired brightness level is reached.
Glove compartment and luggage compartment lights
The glove compartment and the luggage compartment may be illuminated depending on the vehicle equipment.
The relevant light turns on or off when opening and closing the glove compartment or trunk lid.
Ambient lighting
Ambient lighting can provide indirect lighting in various areas of the vehicle interior.
The brightness and, depending on the vehicle equipment, the color of the ambient lighting, can be adjusted in the Ambient light menu 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.
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. 75 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. 76 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. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Only use the washer system with sufficient freeze protection in winter temperatures.
Never use the window washer system in winter temperatures if the windshield has not been warmed up with the air conditioning system.
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.
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. 77 On the right side of the steering column: windshield wiper lever.
Switch for adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Rain/light sensor deactivated.
Rain/light sensor activated, automatic wiping as necessary.
When switched on, the rain/light sensor automatically shortens or lengthens the delay between wiping cycles depending on how hard it is raining.
Activating and deactivating the rain/light sensor
1. Press the lever into the desired position fig. 77.
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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. 77 ,
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. Reduced visibility can cause accidents and
serious or fatal injuries.
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.
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.
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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 or fatal injuries.
Only adjust the outside mirror and interior rearview mirror when the vehicle is stationary.
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
The view in the outside mirrors and interior rearview mirror does not cover the entire area around the side and rear of the vehicle. Other road users and objects
could be in these blind spots. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
When parking, changing lanes, passing, and turning, always pay attention to your surroundings.
WARNING
Curved mirror surfaces (convex or aspheric) enlarge the field of vision and allow objects in the mirror to appear smaller and farther away. This can make it
difficult to estimate the exact distance from the vehicles behind, e.g. when changing lane. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal 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. Coming into contact with this liquid can irritate the
skin, eyes, and respiratory organs, especially in individuals with asthma or similar illnesses. This may cause serious injuries.
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.
Immediately get plenty of fresh air and exit the vehicle. 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.
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. 78 On the windshield: automatic dimming interior rearview mirror.
Sensor for light entering from the rear.
Sensor for light entering from the front.
Fig. 79 On the windshield: manual dimming interior rearview mirror.
Automatic dimming interior rearview mirror
When the ignition is on, the sensors measure the amount of light entering from the rear fig. 78
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.
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Manual dimming interior rearview mirror
Base position: lever on the lower edge of the mirror points forward toward the windshield.
To dim, pull the lever back fig. 79.
WARNING
The illuminated display of a mobile navigation system may interfere with the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror. This may stop you from using the
interior rearview mirror to accurately determine the distance from vehicles or other objects behind you. Accidents and serious or fatal injuries could result.
Switch the mobile navigation system off in such cases.
Outside mirrors
Fig. 80 In the driver door: knob for the outside mirrors.
The following information describes the outside mirror functions for left-hand drive vehicles. Position corresponds to the outside mirror on the driver's side, and
position corresponds to the outside mirror on the passenger's side. For right-hand drive vehicles, proceed in the reverse order.
Adjusting outside mirrors
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Turn the knob in the driver door to the preferred symbol fig. 80.
3. To adjust the outside mirror, push the knob forward, back, right or left in the direction of the arrow.
Fold the outside mirror in towards the vehicle body
Switch on the outside mirror heating. The exterior mirror heating only works when the ambient temperature is below approx. 20 °C (around 68 °F) and
provides the most heat when it first turns on. After about two minutes, the mirrors will be heated depending on the ambient temperature.
Adjusts the left outside mirror.
Adjusts the right outside mirror.
Neutral position. The outside mirror cannot be adjusted and all functions are switched off.
Activating outside mirror functions
The following outside mirror functions must be activated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system before they are used for the first time
Vehicle settings
menu.
Synchronized mirror adjustment
The synchronized mirror adjustment feature simultaneously adjusts the right-side outside mirror to match adjustments to the left-side outside mirror.
1. Turn rotary knob to position
2. Adjusts the left outside mirror. The right outside mirror will be adjusted the same way (synchronized).
3. To correct the adjustment of the right outside mirror, if necessary, turn the knob to the
position and adjust the right outside mirror.
Folding the outside mirrors in while parking
If the vehicle is locked or unlocked from the outside, the outside mirrors will automatically fold in or out. For this to happen, the knob must be in the
,
,
or
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position.
If the knob for power exterior mirrors is in the
position, the outside mirrors will remain folded in.
Save the passenger-side outside mirror settings when reversing
1. Unlock the vehicle using the key, to which the setting is allocated.
2. Set the electronic parking brake.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Shift the transmission to neutral.
5. Select the reverse gear.
6. Adjust the front passenger outside mirror so that, for example, the edge of the curb can be seen clearly.
7. Shift the transmission to neutral.
8. Switch the ignition off.
The selected mirror position will be stored and assigned to the vehicle key.
Opening the front passenger outside mirror settings for driving in reverse
1. Turn rotary knob for the outside mirrors to the relevant position for adjusting the front passenger outside mirror.
2. With the ignition switched on, select reverse gear.
The front passenger outside mirror will adjust to the stored position.
The front passenger outside mirror will exit the position stored for driving in reverse when you begin driving forward faster than about 15 km/h (about 9 mph) or whe
the knob is turned to any other position.
WARNING
If you fold the outside mirrors against the vehicle or back without taking care, you could get your fingers jammed between the outside mirror and the mirror
base. This can cause serious injuries.
Do not fold the outside mirrors out or in if there are any obstacles in the path.
NOTICE
If outside mirrors are not folded in when driving through a car wash, they can get damaged.
Always fold in the outside mirrors.
NOTICE
Folding in the power exterior mirror manually can worsen wear and tear or damage the mirror motor.
Do not fold power exterior mirrors in or out by hand.
Leave the outside mirror heating on only as long as it is needed. Otherwise fuel will be used unnecessarily.
If there is a malfunction in the power outside mirror, you can adjust the position of the mirror manually by hand by pushing on the edge of the mirror surface.
Sunshade
Sun visors
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Fig. 81 In the front of the headliner: sun visor.
Light.
Remove from holder.
Slide cover open.
Adjustment options for the driver and front passenger sun visors:
Fold toward the windshield.
Remove from the holder and tilt toward the door fig. 81.
Illuminated vanity mirror
When the sun visor is folded down, there is a vanity mirror located behind a cover. The lights fig. 81 turn on when the cover fig. 81 slides open.
WARNING
Visibility may be reduced when sun visors are folded down and the sunshades are extended. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always guide sun visors and sunshades back into their holders when they are no longer needed.
Under certain conditions, the light above the sun visor will turn off automatically after several minutes. This reduces the risk of the 12 V vehicle battery being
drained.
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Heating and air conditioning system
Climatronic
Overview of the Climatronic
Climatronic is an automatic air conditioning system which warms, cools and dehumidifies the air. In automatic mode, Climatronic can automatically control the air
temperature, air distribution and the volume of air.
The air conditioner is most effective when the vehicle interior is kept closed. If there is a build-up of heat inside the vehicle, ventilation can help to speed up the
cooling process.
Some functions of the air conditioner, as well as a climate control bar for the rear seats, depend on the vehicle equipment.
Display of activated functions
Illuminated symbols on the sensor areas indicate that a function is activated.
In the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system, function keys highlighted in color indicate that a function is switched on
Air conditioner menu in the
Infotainment system.
Air conditioner with voice command operation
Some of the air conditioner functions can be operated with voice control, depending on the vehicle equipment
Voice control.
WARNING
Icy, snow-covered or misted windows greatly reduce visibility. This increases the risk of collisions and accidents that could result in serious or fatal injuries.
Keep all windows free of ice, snow and fog.
Adjust the heating, air conditioner, and rear window defroster to a setting where the windows do not fog up
Troubleshooting.
Only start driving when all windows are clear.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time. Otherwise, the windows could fog up very quickly and greatly reduce visibility.
Switch off air recirculation as soon as it is no longer needed.
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
In the upper center console
Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
In the Classic Climate and Smart Climate submenus, you can find, for example, the functions for temperature regulation
Temperature regulation and air
distribution Air distribution and blower speed.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the Classic Climate menu may also be called Climate control.
The Smart Climate submenu is available depending on the vehicle equipment.
Climate control settings submenu
Open the Climate control settings submenu.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, you can find additional comfort functions in the Climate control settings submenu:
Switch on seat heating and seat ventilation automatically at the beginning of the journey
Seat heating and seat ventilation .
Switch on steering wheel heating automatically at the beginning of the journey Steering wheel heating.
Switching the Climatronic on and off
In the Air conditioner menu: top of the screen
Switch the air conditioning system on and off.
1. Tap
in the upper center console.
2. Tap
in the Air conditioner menu.
Automatic mode of the Climatronic
In the air conditioner menu
The set air temperature is maintained constant. The air volume and air distribution are automatically controlled. Automatic mode switches off when the
blower speed is changed manually.
If a Smart Climate function is switched on, Climatronic automatic mode is also switched on
Air distribution and blower speed.
Selecting the air conditioner profile
The blower power in automatic mode can be controlled via the air conditioning profiles.
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1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap
3. Select your preferred air conditioner profile in the pop-up window.
Air Care
In the Air conditioner menu: Air Care submenu
The Air Care Climatronic active combination filter can limit the entrance of hazardous substances as well as allergens.
If Air Care is switched on, the air recirculation of the air conditioner is maximized as far as permitted by the risk of fogging up the windows depending on the humidi
in the vehicle interior and the outside temperature. Air recirculation is controlled automatically and adapts itself continuously to prevent vehicle occupant fatigue.
Switching Air Care on and off
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap Air Care.
3. Tap Active.
Temperature regulation
in the Infotainment system: Bottom of the screen
Adjust the temperature. The temperature settings are displayed permanently at the bottom of the screen in the Infotainment system.
The set temperatures for the rear seats are shown on the climate control bar displays for the rear seats.
In the Air conditioner menu: Classic Climate submenu
The air is cooled and dehumidified in cooling mode.
Switch the maximum cooling output on and off.
Air recirculation is switched on automatically and Climatronic automatically directs air to the upper body.
Apply temperature settings for the driver side to all seats.
Open the settings for the rear seats.
On the Infotainment system: setting the temperature with the touch control
Depending on the equipment, you can set the temperature via the touch control on the Infotainment system.
1. To set the temperature of the Climatronic to +22 °C (+72 °F), tap and hold the touch control in the center between
and
Or: to set a different temperature, swipe to the right or left on the touch control.
The set temperatures are displayed at the bottom of the screen in the Infotainment system.
Adjusting the temperature for the rear seats
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap the function key for the rear seats.
3. Tap the
or
function key.
Or: tap
or
on the climate control bar for the rear seats.
The set temperatures for the rear seats are shown on the climate control bar displays for the rear seats.
If REAR LOCK is activated in the Infotainment system, the rear climate control bar cannot be used.
Air distribution and blower speed
Vents
Vents are located in the following places in the vehicle:
Driver’s side.
Passenger's side.
Front center console.
Rear center console.
NOTICE
Food, medication, and objects that are sensitive to heat or cold can become damaged or unusable from the air coming out of the vents.
Do not place any food, medication, or other objects that are sensitive to temperature in front of the vents.
Air distribution functions in the Air conditioner menu: Classic Climate
Set the blower speed with the touch control.
Direct air to the upper body.
Direct air into the footwell.
Direct air to the upper body and into the
footwell.
Direct air onto the windshield and into the footwell.
Direct air onto the windshield.
Air distribution functions in the Air conditioner menu: Smart Climate
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If a Smart Climate function is switched on, Climatronic automatic mode is also switched on. The Smart Climate functions remain switched on for a short time and
automatic mode also remains switched on once this time has elapsed.
Clear fog and ice from the windshield.
Direct warm air into the footwell.
Direct warm air onto the steering wheel.
Direct cool air into the
footwell.
Direct fresh air from outside into the vehicle interior.
Temporarily increase the power of the refrigerant system.
Defrost function
On the control next to multi-function steering wheel
The Climatronic defrost function clears fog and ice from the windshield.
The air is dehumidified and the blower is set to a higher speed.
Air recirculation
No fresh air will enter the vehicle interior when recirculation mode is switched on.
Switch air recirculation on and off in the Air conditioner menu.
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap Classic Climate.
3. Tap
When does recirculation mode switch off?
Recirculation mode will switch off in the following situations
:
If the defrost function is switched on.
If a sensor detects that the windows could fog up.
If the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof is open at high vehicle speeds.
WARNING
Without a supply of fresh air, the door windows can mist up and reduce visibility, and the driver can quickly become fatigued from inhaling exhaled air. This can
result in collisions, accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time.
Switch off air recirculation as soon as it is no longer needed.
NOTICE
Cigarette smoke can settle on the air conditioner evaporator and the enhanced air filter and cause permanent odors.
To prevent permanent odors, do not smoke inside the vehicle with air recirculation switched on.
When reverse gear is engaged or while the automatic wash and wipe system is on, recirculation mode switches on automatically so that no odors will enter
the vehicle interior.
Seat heating and seat ventilation
The seat heating and seat ventilation function when the engine is running. The front seats can be equipped with either a seat heating system or a combined seat
heating and seat ventilation system. There are three levels of heating for the outer rear seats
The seat ventilation function ventilates the seat using vehicle interior air. This removes moisture from the body. The seat itself is not cooled directly.
Switch the seat heating on and off in the Air conditioner menu.
Switch the seat heating and seat ventilation on and off in the Air conditioner menu.
Heating and ventilation levels
The operation statuses of the seat heating and seat ventilation are represented by colors in the Infotainment system.
At the highest heating level, all three indicators under
or
in the Infotainment system are red.
At the highest ventilation level, all three indicators under
or
in the Infotainment system are blue.
Using the seat heating function
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. To switch on the seat heating at the highest heating level, tap
or
at the bottom edge of the screen.
3. To set the heating level, tap
or
repeatedly.
4. To switch the seat heating off, tap
or
repeatedly until the symbol is gray.
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Or: to switch the seat heating on or off, tap with two fingers on the touch control under the Infotainment system on the driver's or passenger's side (depending o
the vehicle equipment).
Using the seat ventilation function
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. To switch on the seat ventilation at the highest ventilation level, tap
or
at the bottom edge of the screen.
3. To set the ventilation level, tap
or
repeatedly.
4. To switch the seat ventilation off, tap
or
repeatedly until the symbol is grey.
Switching on seat heating and seat ventilation automatically at the beginning of the journey
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. To open the Climate control settings submenu, tap
3. To select the heating and ventilation level at the beginning of the journey, tap
in the Seat heating or Seat ventilation menu item.
The selected heating and ventilation level is automatically switched on after starting the engine, depending on the outside temperature.
Or: To stop seat heating and seat ventilation being switched on automatically at the beginning of the journey, select Off in the respective menu item.
The seat heating switches on and off automatically
If you start the engine again within approximately ten minutes, the last heating level set for the driver seat is automatically switched on. If the front passenger seat is
occupied, the last heating level set for the front passenger seat is also switched on automatically.
If the front passenger leaves their seat when the seat heating is switched on and the engine is running, the seat heating for the front passenger seat is automaticall
switched off. The display in the Infotainment system turns grey after approximately two seconds. If the front passenger takes their seat again when the engine is sti
running, the seat heating for the front passenger seat is automatically switched back on.
When should the seat heating and seat ventilation be switched off?
Switch off the seat heating and seat ventilation under any of the following conditions:
The seat is occupied by a person with a limited perception of pain or temperature
The seat is not occupied
A child restraint is installed on the seat
Objects are covering the seat, e.g. protective covers, jackets, blankets or bags.
The seat is damp or wet.
Seat heating only: The interior or exterior temperature is higher than +25 °C (+77 °F).
WARNING
Magnetic fields are generated when the seat heating is operated. In individual cases, these magnetic fields can affect active medical implants (e.g.
pacemakers).
If you wear an active medical implant, you should consult your doctor or the manufacturer of your implant before operating the seat heating.
Make your vehicle occupants aware of this as well.
WARNING
People who cannot perceive pain or temperature or who have a limited perception of these due to medication, paralysis, or chronic illnesses such as diabetes
could develop burns or undercooling on the back, buttocks, and legs when using seat heating or seat ventilation. Such injuries could take a very long time to heal
or may never heal completely.
Never use the seat heating and seat ventilation if you suffer from limited perception of pain and/or temperature.
Contact a medical doctor for questions about personal health conditions.
WARNING
If the seat cover is soaked through, this can cause the seat heating to malfunction and increase the risk of burns.
Make sure the seat surface is dry before using the seat heating function.
Never sit on the seat while wearing damp or wet clothing.
Do not place any damp or wet objects and clothing on the seat.
Do not pour any fluids on the seat.
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NOTICE
Localized pressure and insulating materials can damage the heating elements of the seat heating.
Do not kneel on the seats and do not exert any other form of localized pressure on the seat cushion and backrest.
Do not exert pressure on the seat cushion and backrest with pointed objects.
Switch off the seat heating if insulating materials have been fitted to the seat, e.g. a protective cover or a child restraint.
Use the seat heating only when the seat is equipped with the original seat covers.
If any odor starts to develop, turn off the seat heating immediately and have it checked by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
In order to save fuel, switch off the seat heating and seat ventilation as soon as possible.
Steering wheel heating
The steering wheel heating only works when the engine is running.
Switch the steering wheel heating on and off via the multi-function steering wheel.
Heating levels for the steering wheel heating
The steering wheel heating modes are shown by colors in the Infotainment system. At the highest heating level, all three indicators under
in the Infotainment
system are red.
Operating steering wheel heating
1. To switch on steering wheel heating at the highest heating level, press the
button.
2. To adjust the heating level, press the
button repeatedly.
3. To switch off steering wheel heating, press the
button repeatedly until the bar display in the instrument cluster display turns off.
Steering wheel heating switches on automatically
If you start the engine again within approximately ten minutes, the last heating level set is automatically switched on.
Saving the heating level
1. Switch on the steering wheel heating and set the desired heating level.
2. To save the current heating level, press and hold the
button for approximately one second.
The heating level is saved and the steering wheel heating is switched off.
3. To switch the steering wheel heating back on at the most recently saved heating level, press and hold the
button for approximately one second.
Switching on steering wheel heating automatically at the beginning of the journey
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. To open the Climate control settings submenu, tap
3. Activate the Steering wheel heating checkbox.
The steering wheel heating is automatically switched on after starting the engine, depending on the outside temperature.
Steering wheel heating switches off automatically
If one of the following conditions applies, the steering wheel heating switches off automatically:
If the energy use is too high.
If the steering wheel heating system is malfunctioning.
Rear window defroster
The rear window defroster only works when the engine is running.
Switch the rear window defroster on and off on the control next to the multi-function steering wheel.
The rear window defroster switches off automatically after a maximum of around ten minutes.
NOTICE
Stickers applied over the heating wires of the rear window defroster on the inside can damage the rear window defroster.
Do not affix stickers over the heating wires of the rear window defroster.
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In order to save fuel, switch off the rear window defroster as soon as possible.
Troubleshooting
The cooling mode
or heating cannot be switched on or the function is limited
The
cooling mode only works when the engine is running and at ambient temperatures above +3 °C (+38 °F).
If the engine is very hot or if the outside temperature is extremely high, the function of the cooling mode
, the heating and the defrost may be restricted.
Switch on the fan.
Check the safeguard on the air conditioning system Replacing fuses.
Change active combination filters Service.
If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
NOTICE
Continuing to operate the air conditioner when it is not working can result in subsequent damage.
If the air conditioner is not cooling or heating the air, switch it off immediately.
Have the air conditioner checked by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The windows are fogged up
The windows fog up when they are colder than the ambient temperature and the air is very humid. Cold air does not absorb as much moisture as warm air which is
why windows fog up more frequently during cold seasons.
1. To improve the heating and cooling output, keep the air intake in front of the windshield free of ice, snow, and leaves
Vehicle care.
2. Leave the air duct in the rear section of the luggage compartment uncovered so that air can flow through the vehicle from front to back.
3. Switch on the defrost function Defrost function.
The temperature unit has changed
You can change the temperature units for all temperature displays in the vehicle using the Infotainment system.
1. Tap the
home button.
2. Open the Settings menu.
3. Select the Units menu item.
Water or water vapor under the vehicle
In the case of high outside humidity and temperatures, condensation can drip from the air conditioning system evaporator and pool under the vehicle. This is norma
and does not mean there is a leak in the system.
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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Driving
Steering
Steering information
To make it more difficult to steal the vehicle, the steering must always be locked before leaving the vehicle.
Steering
Power steering on an electromechanical steering system adjusts automatically based on the driving speed, the steering torque, and the steering angle of the
wheels. Electromechanical power steering works only when the engine is running. The steering also works if the start-stop system engages and the engine
switches off.
If the power steering system is impaired or malfunctioning, a significantly greater amount of force than normal must be used to steer.
Vehicles with eco-coasting function: The power steering also works when the engine is switched off while driving
On vehicles with Driving Mode Selection, power steering handling can be influenced by the selected driving mode.
Electronic steering lock
1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Depending on the vehicle equipment: Engage the parking lock
3. Switch the ignition off and then open the driver's door.
The steering column will be locked.
If the steering column does not lock, first open the driver's door and then switch the ignition off. As long as the vehicle is unlocked, the steering column also stays
unlocked.
Progressive steering
Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the progressive steering can adapt the force of the steering movement to the driving situation. Progressive steering only
works when the engine is running.
In city traffic, less steering movement is needed for parking, maneuvering or for taking sharp bends.
On highways or on expressways, progressive steering gives a sportier, direct steering experience and noticeable dynamics when driving along curved stretches, fo
instance.
WARNING
Depending on the equipment, power steering may only work when the engine is running. If the power steering is not functioning, the steering wheel becomes
stiff, making it much more difficult to steer. This can result in loss of control of the vehicle, accidents, serious injuries or death.
Never let the vehicle roll when the engine is stopped.
WARNING
If the electronic steering lock engages, you can no longer steer the vehicle. This can result in loss of control of the vehicle, accidents, serious injuries or death.
Never switch off the ignition when the vehicle is in motion.
NOTICE
If the ignition is switched off when the vehicle is being towed, some vehicle functions are not available, such as the turn signals, horn, windshield wipers and the
windshield washer system.
Switch on the ignition when towing the vehicle.
Troubleshooting
Steering malfunction
The red warning light turns on or flashes.
There is an electromechanical steering or electronic steering lock malfunction.
Do not continue driving!
1. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
If the red warning light turns on, it may be difficult to move the steering wheel because the electromechanical steering system is malfunctioning.
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If the red warning light blinks, the steering column cannot unlock.
Steering malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on or flashes.
The steering is stiffer or more sensitive than usual.
The indicator light comes on permanently:
1. Restart the engine and drive the vehicle slowly for a short distance.
2. If the indicator light stays on, contact a suitably qualified professional and have the system checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The indicator light blinks:
1. Turn the steering wheel back and forth slightly.
2. Switch the ignition off and back on.
3. Pay attention to the messages in the instrument cluster display.
4. If the indicator light continues to flash after switching the ignition back on, do not continue driving. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
Pedals
Information on the pedals
Fig. 82 In the footwell: Pedals in vehicles with a manual gearbox.
Fig. 83 In the footwell: Pedals in vehicles with an automatic gearbox.
Accelerator pedal.
Brake pedal.
For vehicles with a manual transmission: Clutch pedal.
WARNING
Objects in the driver footwell can prevent the pedals from moving. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and increases the risk of serious or
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fatal injuries.
Make sure all pedals can always be pressed without obstructions.
Always attach floor mats securely in the footwell.
Never place floor mats or other carpet over the installed floor mat.
Make sure no objects can enter the driver footwell while driving.
Remove any objects from the footwell when the vehicle is parked.
Wear shoes that give your feet good grip for operating the pedals.
WARNING
Not paying attention to road traffic can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always comply with the applicable driving regulations and speed limits and think ahead while driving.
Take regular breaks on long drives. You should take a break at least every two hours.
WARNING
Alcohol, drugs, medication, and prescription narcotics can considerably impair perception, reaction times, and driving safety, which can result in loss of vehicle
control. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication or prescription narcotics.
NOTICE
If a brake circuit is malfunctioning, the brake pedal may need to travel farther in order to stop the vehicle. A longer braking distance may cause damage to the
vehicle.
Ensure that all the pedals can always be pressed without obstructions.
Press the brake pedal down farther if braking power is reduced.
Brakes
Information on the brakes
Breaking in brake pads
During the first approx. 200 to 300 km (approx. 100 to 200 miles), new brake pads do not yet have their full braking efficiency and first need to be “worn in”
However, you can compensate for the slightly reduced braking force by pressing firmly on the brake pedal. During the break-in period, the braking distance during
full braking or automatic braking is longer than with brake pads that have been broken in. During the break-in period, avoid full braking and situations that place a
heavy load on the brakes, such as driving too close to the vehicle ahead.
Brake pad wear
Brake pad wear depends on driving conditions and style. When driving frequently in cities and on curves or with a sporty driving style, have your brake pads
checked frequently by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
External influences on the brake
When driving with wet brakes, for example after driving through water, in heavy rain, or after washing your vehicle, the braking efficiency can be reduced by moistur
or ice on the brake discs. You must “dry” the brakes as soon as possible by braking carefully at high speeds. Make sure there is no vehicle behind you and that you
do not endanger anyone else on the road
A coating of salt on the brake discs and brake pads reduces the braking efficiency and increases the braking distance. If you do not apply the brakes for long period
of time on salt-covered roads, you must brake carefully to clean off the layer of salt
Leaving the vehicle parked for long periods of time, low mileage, and avoiding heavy braking can contribute to corrosion on the brake rotors and dirty brake pads. If
you usually avoid heavy braking or if there is corrosion present, occasional heavy braking at high speeds is recommended to clean the brake rotors and pads.
Ensure that you do not endanger any other vehicles or anyone else on the road
WARNING
Driving with worn brake pads or a malfunctioning brake system can lead to a loss of control of the vehicle, accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
If you suspect that the brake pads are worn or the brake system is malfunctioning, immediately find a suitably qualified professional and have the brake
pads checked and worn brake pads replaced. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
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Facility.
WARNING
Up to the first approx. 300 km (approx. 200 miles), new brake pads do not yet have their full braking efficiency and first need to be "worn in". Insufficient braking
efficiency can increase the risk of accidents. This can cause serious or even fatal injuries.
Increase the pressure on the brake pedal if reduced braking efficiency can be felt.
To reduce the risk of accidents, serious injuries, and loss of vehicle control, drive with extra caution when the brake pads are new.
During the break-in period for new brake pads, do not drive too close to other vehicles and avoid driving situations that place a heavy load on the brakes.
WARNING
Prolonged braking causes the brakes to overheat. This can considerably reduce braking performance, increase braking distance and possibly cause a total
brake system malfunction. This can cause a loss of vehicle control, accidents, and serious or fatal injuries.
Never let the brakes “rub” too often and too long or press the brake pedal too often and too long.
WARNING
When driving downhill, a lot of force is placed on the brakes and they become hot quickly. Overheated brakes reduces the braking efficiency and increase the
braking distance considerably. This can cause a loss of vehicle control, accidents, and serious or fatal injuries.
Before driving on a long stretch of road with a steep gradient, reduce your speed by shifting down to a lower gear with a manual transmission or in
tiptronic mode of the automatic transmission.
Utilize the engine braking effect to reduce the load on the brakes.
Before starting a journey, ensure that the air supply to the brakes is not covered, e.g. by aftermarket or damaged front spoilers.
WARNING
Wet, icy, or salt-covered brakes will take longer to brake and increase the braking distance. This can cause a loss of vehicle control, accidents, and serious or
fatal injuries.
Test the brakes carefully.
Press the brake pedal carefully several times to dry the brakes and clear the ice and salt from them, as long as the visibility, weather, road, and traffic
conditions permit.
If you are having the front brake pads checked, the rear brake pads should be checked at the same time. Regularly check the thickness of the brake pads
visually by inspecting them through the openings in the wheel rims or from underneath the vehicle. If necessary, remove the wheels so that the brake pads can be
inspected. For further information, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Troubleshooting
Brake system malfunction
The red warning light turns on. A message may also be displayed.
1.
Do not continue driving! Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility immediately for assistance.
Brake pad wear indicator
The red warning light turns on or flashes.
The front brake pads are worn.
1. Immediately contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have the system checked. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
2. Have all brake pads inspected and replaced, if necessary.
and
The brake is too hot
The yellow indicator light turns on.
An audible warning may also sound. Where applicable, a message will appear in the instrument cluster display.
1. Stop at the next opportunity.
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