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Pressure washers
Fig. 190 Warning sign: Do not use pressure washers in the marked area.
Never use rotating nozzles. Observe the manufacturer's instructions.
Only use water up to maximum +60 °C (+140 °F).
Move the water jet evenly with a distance of at least 50 cm (20 inches) between the spray nozzle and all parts of the vehicle.
Do not direct the water at the same spot for a long period of time.
If possible, do not direct the water straight at sensitive vehicle components, e.g. rubber seals, side windows, glossy trims, tires, sensors, camera lenses,
decorative and protective decals.
Never clean icy or snow-covered door windows with a pressure washer.
Hand washing
Individual contaminations on the paint can be removed with a cleaning clay bar.
1. Clean dust and large dirt deposits from the vehicle with plenty of water.
2. If your vehicle has matte paint, remove insects, grease spots and fingerprints with a special cleaner for matte paint. Apply the product using a microfiber cloth
with gentle pressure.
3. Clean the vehicle with a soft sponge, a washing glove, or a washing brush with light pressure. Start at the roof, and continue to work from the top down. Only
use a cleansing shampoo on stubborn dirt.
If your vehicle has matte paint, clean from top to bottom with a neutral cleansing shampoo and a microfiber cloth. Wash the microfiber cloth thoroughly at
frequent intervals.
4. Clean the wheels and side members with a clean sponge.
5. Rinse with plenty of water.
6. Let the vehicle air dry. Remove water residue with a leather cloth.
NOTICE
Washing the vehicle incorrectly can damage the paint surface and destroy the matte paint finish.
Never use washing programs with wax treatment.
Only use cleaning agents free of solids and abrasives, such as cleansing shampoos or insect removers, for cleaning purposes.
Do not use insect sponges or rough sponges.
NOTICE
The plenum chamber drain can be blocked by leaves and dirt. Water that cannot drain may leak into the vehicle interior and cause damage.
Remove leaves and other loose objects with a vacuum or by hand.
Have the area under the perforated cover cleaned at regular intervals by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Ensure that large amounts of water do not collect in the plenum chamber, for example if you use a pressure washer.
Only wash the vehicle in facilities specifically designed for that purpose. This will reduce the risk of water contaminated with oil from entering the sewer system.
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Exterior care and cleaning
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Vehicle care information.
The following overview gives recommendations for cleaning and caring for individual vehicle components.
NOTICE
Incorrect cleaning and care can cause vehicle damage.
Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Never use cleaning objects that are too hard or abrasive.
Door windows, glass surfaces
Remove wax residue, for example from care products, with a suitable glass cleaner or the Volkswagen Genuine cleaning cloth.
Remove snow with a hand brush.
Remove ice with a plastic scraper. When doing so, scrape in one direction only.
Defrost the ice with a suitable deicer or Volkswagen Genuine deicer.
Clean wiper blades or change them if necessary.
Paint
Always treat surfaces with extreme care to prevent paint damage.
Treat light contaminants, for example deposits, insects, and cosmetics, immediately with a clean soft towel and a mild soap solution of maximum
two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water, or with a cleaning clay bar.
Clean spilled fuel or operating materials immediately.
Dampen rust spots with soap solution. Then remove with a cleaning clay bar.
Have corrosion removed by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility.
In the event of paint damage, consult suitably qualified professionals and have the paint damage repaired. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
A preservation treatment protects the vehicle paint. When water no longer clearly beads up and drips off clean vehicle paint, the vehicle should be retreated with a
wax protectant if not earlier.
For matte paint, use a soft sponge to apply a special wax for matte paint to the cleaned vehicle. Remove excess wax with a microfiber cloth.
Even if a wax protectant is applied regularly in an automatic car wash, Volkswagen recommends protecting the vehicle paint at least twice a year with a
suitable hard wax or Volkswagen Genuine hard wax.
Polishing is only needed if the appearance of the vehicle paint is poor and a shiny finish can no longer be achieved using protectants.
Never polish matte-finish surfaces. The surface will be permanently damaged by the paint shining.
Plenum chamber, engine compartment
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Fig. 191 Between the engine compartment and windshield: plenum chamber (general example).
WARNING
Working on the engine or in the engine compartment carries a risk of accidents and fire. Serious injuries may occur.
Always note the necessary actions and the safety precautions every time before working in the engine compartment page , Safety precautions for
working in the engine compartment.
If you are not familiar with this type of work, arrange for it to be done by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
NOTICE
The plenum chamber drain can be blocked by leaves and dirt. Water that cannot drain may leak into the vehicle interior and cause damage.
Have the area under the perforated cover regularly cleaned by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility qualified in
this respect. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Remove leaves or other loose objects with a vacuum or by hand fig. 191 ,
Always have the engine compartment cleaned by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility qualified in this respect.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Water introduced manually into the plenum chamber, for example with a pressure washer, can cause considerable vehicle damage.
Sensors, camera lenses
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Fig. 192 In the rear of the vehicle: Rear View Camera system in the Volkswagen emblem (general example).
Clean the area in front of the sensors or the camera with a soft cloth and solvent-free cleaning solution.
Clean sensitive surfaces of the rain/light sensor and the camera window on the windshield as you would windows and glass surfaces (depending on the
equipment).
Remove snow with a hand brush.
Never use warm or hot water.
Defrost the ice with a suitable deicer or Volkswagen Genuine deicer.
Cleaning the Rear View Camera system
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Engage the R selector lever position.
3. Set the electronic parking brake.
4. Clean the camera lens.
Decorative and protective decals
Remove contaminants as described for paint. For matte decorative decals, use a suitable plastic cleaner or a Volkswagen Genuine plastic cleaner.
Treat the vehicle every three months with liquid hard wax. The vehicle must be free of dirt and dust before treating. Apply using only clean, soft microfiber
cloths. Do not use hot wax, even in a car wash.
Hard contaminants: remove gently with ethyl alcohol and then wash with warm water.
The durability and coloring on decorative and protective decals can be affected by environment conditions, such as sunlight, moisture, air pollution, stone chips,
etc. Decorative decals may show signs of wear and aging after approximately one to three years, and protective decals after approximately two to three years.
In very hot climates, the decorative decals may fade slightly within one year and the protective decals within two years.
Trims made out of chrome-plated plastic, aluminum or stainless steel
Clean surfaces with a suitable chrome and aluminum product or Volkswagen Genuine chrome and aluminum products.
Chrome-plated trims can be protected with a suitable hard wax or Volkswagen Genuine hard wax.
Headlights, taillights
Use a soft sponge saturated with a mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water to remove dirt. Do not use cleaning
solutions containing alcohol and/or solvents.
Remove stubborn dirt with a suitable chrome and aluminum product or Volkswagen Genuine chrome and aluminum products.
Wheels
Remove contaminants and road salt with plenty of water.
Clean dirty alloy wheels with a suitable rim cleaner or with Volkswagen Genuine rim cleaner. Volkswagen recommends applying a suitable hard wax or
Volkswagen Genuine hard wax to the rims every three months.
Repair damaged protective paint layers immediately with a paint pen. If necessary, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Remove brake dust with a suitable rim cleaner or Volkswagen Genuine rim cleaner.
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Door lock cylinder
1. Defrost the door lock cylinder with a suitable door lock deicer or Volkswagen Genuine deicer.
Do not use any door lock deicers with degreasing substances.
Care and cleaning of the vehicle interior
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Vehicle care information.
The following overview gives recommendations for cleaning and caring for individual vehicle components.
NOTICE
Incorrect cleaning and care can cause vehicle damage.
Always follow the steps described for vehicle care and cleaning.
Do not use steam cleaners, brushes, hard sponges, etc.
Have tough spots removed by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Door windows
Clean the door window with a glass cleaner.
Wipe the door windows dry with a clean chamois or a lint-free cloth.
Textiles, microfiber, leatherette
Regularly remove dirt particles that adhere to the surface with a vacuum cleaner so that the material is not permanently damaged by scrubbing.
Remove contaminants with a suitable interior cleaner or Volkswagen Genuine interior cleaner.
For grease-based contaminants such as oil, use a suitable interior cleaner or Volkswagen Genuine interior cleaner. Blot away the dissolved grease or dye with
an absorbent towel. If necessary, treat afterwards with water.
For contaminants, for example from pens or nail polish, use a suitable interior cleaner or Volkswagen Genuine interior cleaner. If necessary, treat afterward wit
a mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water.
Never use leather cleaners, solvents, floor polish, shoe polish, paint remover, or other similar substances.
Never use pressure washers, steam cleaners or cooling sprays.
Natural leather
Remove fresh dirt with a cotton cloth and a mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water. Do not let any fluids seep into the
cracks.
For contaminants, for example from pens or nail polish, use a suitable leather cleaner or Volkswagen Genuine leather cleaner.
Treat dried spots with a suitable leather cleaner or with Volkswagen Genuine leather cleaner.
Remove any fresh spots of grease such as oil with an absorbent cloth.
Apply leather care to seats regularly and each time you clean. If leaving the vehicle parked for long periods of time, you should cover the leather to protect it
from direct sunlight.
Never treat leather with solvents, floor polish, shoe polish, paint remover, or other similar substances.
Plastic parts
Clean with a soft, damp cloth.
If a mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water cannot remove stubborn stains, use a solvent-free plastic cleaner or
Volkswagen Genuine plastic cleaner, if necessary.
Trims, decorative trims made out of chrome, aluminum or stainless steel
Clean using a clean, soft towel and mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water, in a dust-free area.
Treat anodized surfaces with a suitable chrome and aluminum product or Volkswagen Genuine chrome and aluminum products.
Controls
1. Use a soft brush to remove large dirt deposits as well as any dirt that is difficult to reach.
2. Use a clean, soft cloth and a fairly mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water. Fluids must not enter into the controls.
Displays and screens
Do not clean the instrument cluster display and the Infotainment system screen when they are dry.
1. Turn off the Infotainment system temporarily to clean it.
2. Use a suitable cleaning cloth or Volkswagen Genuine cleaning cloth with some water, suitable glass cleaner, or an LCD cleaner.
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NOTICE
The head-up display may be dislodged from the guide rails during cleaning or be damaged by cleaning agents.
Never apply too much pressure when cleaning the head-up display.
Clean the head-up display only using a mild cleaning agent and a soft, clean cloth.
Rubber seals
Clean with a soft, lint-free cloth and plenty of water.
Treat regularly with a suitable rubber care product or Volkswagen Genuine rubber care product.
Safety belts
1. Unreel the safety belt completely and leave the belt unreeled.
2. Remove large spots of dirt with a soft brush.
3. Clean the safety belt with a mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water.
4. Let the belt webbing dry completely, then allow the belt to retract.
WARNING
Improper cleaning of safety belts, anchorages and automatic safety belt retractors can cause damage and impair their function. This may result in serious
injuries or death in the event of an accident.
Never alter the safety belts for cleaning purposes.
Never use chemical products to clean the safety belts and their components.
Do no use any corrosive fluids, solvents, or sharp objects.
Do not allow fluids and objects to enter the safety belt buckle.
Let the safety belt dry after cleaning before allowing it to retract completely.
Wood trims
Clean with a soft cloth and fairly mild soap solution of maximum two tablespoons of neutral soap in a liter of water.
Cleaning the seat covers
If dye from clothing such as denim stains the seat covers, this is not considered a defect in the vehicle upholstery. If you want to clean the seat covers yourself, be
aware that airbag system components and electrical connectors are installed in the seat covers. Incorrect cleaning or moisture may damage these components or
cause them to malfunction. This may then cause damage elsewhere in the vehicle's electrical system
Depending on the equipment, electrical components and connectors may be installed in the seat surface with seat heating, which can be damaged by incorrect
cleaning or handling. This can also result in damage to other areas of the vehicle electrical system.
Never use pressure washers, steam cleaners or cooling sprays.
Never soak seat covers.
Never switch on seat heating to dry the seats.
Do not use detergent pastes or mild detergent solutions.
If there is uncertainty, contact suitably qualified professionals for assistance. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Cleaning and caring for vehicle components incorrectly can irreparably damage and impair the vehicle's safety equipment, such as the airbag modules. This
may cause serious injuries in the event of an accident.
Always use approved or recommended cleaning solution.
Never use cleaning solutions that contain solvents.
Clean and maintain vehicle components only according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Needless to say, it is easier to see signs of wear and dirt caused by normal usage on bright materials in the vehicle interior. These signs of use are unavoidable
and also indicate the unavoidable deterioration caused by normal usage. Please follow the corresponding care instructions.
Accessories, replacement parts, repairs, and modifications
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Accessories and replacement parts
Consult an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility before purchasing Genuine Volkswagen Accessories, replacement parts, or
operating equipment, for example if you would like to retrofit the vehicle with Genuine Volkswagen Accessories or if parts need to be replaced. The authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility is aware of legal regulations and factory recommendations for Genuine Volkswagen Accessories,
replacement parts, and operating equipment. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Volkswagen recommends the use of Volkswagen original parts or Volkswagen original accessories, which you can acquire from an authorized Volkswagen dealer
or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen has verified their reliability, safety, and suitability. A suitably qualified authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility also specializes in correct installation. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Products that are not approved by Volkswagen may not have been evaluated by Volkswagen regarding the reliability, safety, and suitability for the vehicle, despite
ongoing market observation. Therefore, Volkswagen can also not be responsible in individual cases if approval is given by an officially-recognized technical
inspection and control authority or clearance is given by a government agency.
You must consult a suitably qualified authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to replace rim/tire combinations. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Retrofitted devices that have a direct effect on vehicle control, must have an e symbol (the approval symbol for the European Union) and be approved by
Volkswagen for the vehicle. Such devices could include a cruise control system or an electronically-controlled damping system.
Additional electrical devices that do not have a direct effect on vehicle control must have a symbol (manufacturer's Declaration of Compliance for the European
Union). Such devices could include refrigerators, computers, or ventilators.
WARNING
Using unsuitable replacement parts and accessories may lead to malfunctions in the vehicle. These problems may also occur if work, modifications and repairs
are done incorrectly. This could lead to damage to the vehicle and accidents resulting in serious or fatal injuries.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Authorized Volkswagen dealers and authorized Volkswagen Service
Facilities have the required tools, diagnostic devices, repair information, and qualified personnel. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Only install parts on the vehicle whose design and function are identical to the parts installed at the factory.
Only use rim/tire combinations that are approved by Volkswagen for your vehicle model.
WARNING
Objects in the airbag deployment zone may be thrown around the vehicle interior if the airbags deploy. This can cause serious or fatal injuries.
Never attach or position objects in the airbag deployment zone.
NOTICE
Retrofitting an engine preheating system may cause malfunctions and vehicle damage with certain engines.
Consult an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility about retrofitting an engine preheating system. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Sensors and Cameras
The sensors or cameras could shift or become damaged as a result of incorrect repairs, structural changes to the vehicle (such as “lowering”), installation of after-
market equipment, or changes to the trim panels. This may impair important functions in the driver assistance systems
Note the positions of sensors and cameras on your vehicle in the vehicle overviews.
Attachments or Modifications around Sensors and Cameras
WARNING
If the area in front of and around sensors and cameras is covered, for example by license plates, decorative frames for license plate holders, additional films
that have been attached, or paint on the sensors, etc., this can impair the functions of the driver assistance systems. Failure of the driver assistance systems
may result in accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Do not stick additional films over or around sensors.
Only install a license plate or decorative frame for license plate holders in the position specified. Always consult an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility if you want to install a license plate or decorative frame for a license plate holder on the vehicle. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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NOTICE
Incorrectly installing license plates or decorative frames for license plate holders may damage vehicle components, such as wires or sensors.
Only install a license plate or decorative frame for license plate holders in the position specified. Always consult an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility if you want to install a license plate or decorative frame for a license plate holder on the vehicle. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Decorative frames for license plate holders are designed for holding the license plate.
The Volkswagen emblem can impede the view of the radar sensors to the front on some vehicle versions. Therefore only operate the vehicle with the original
Volkswagen emblem or an emblem approved by Volkswagen.
Damage around Sensors and Cameras
WARNING
If the area around sensors and cameras is damaged, for example due to stone chips or collisions when parking, this may impair the functions of the driver
assistance systems. Failure of the driver assistance systems may result in accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
If there is damage in the area of the sensors and cameras, have the component replaced by a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
After components have been replaced, it may be necessary for sensors and cameras to be set and calibrated by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If the windshield is damaged within the sensors' and camera's range, for example by a stone chip, then the windshield must be replaced. Stone chip repairs can
cause malfunctions in the driver assistance system. After the windshield has been replaced, it may be necessary for the camera and sensors to be set and
calibrated by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer o
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Repairs and technical modifications
Volkswagen guidelines must be followed when performing repairs and technical modifications
Interference with electronic components and their software can cause malfunctions. Because of the way electronic components are interconnected, such
malfunctions can also impair systems that are not directly involved. This means that you risk both a substantial reduction in the operational safety of your vehicle
and increased wear of vehicle components.
An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility cannot assume any liability for damage resulting from repairs and technical
modifications that were performed incorrectly.
An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility is not responsible for damage resulting from repairs and technical modifications that
were performed incorrectly. Such damages are also not covered by the Volkswagen warranty.
Have all repairs and technical modifications performed by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting your authorized Volkswagen dealer
or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for Volkswagen Genuine Parts®.
Volkswagen repair information
Volkswagen service information and official Volkswagen repair information can be purchased.
Customers in Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Central and South America:
Contact suitably qualified professionals for assistance. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility. Or register with the erWin (electronic repair and service information) web portal:
Customers in North America and Canada:
If you wish to order the printed service information, please contact:
Volkswagen Technical Literature Ordering Centerliterature.vw.com
You can also register for the erWin web portal:
Diagnostic connection (on-board diagnosis)
In the vehicle interior, there is a diagnostic connection (OBD ) to read event memories. Event memories document faults that have occurred and deviations from
specified values from the control module
The diagnostic connection (OBD) is located in the footwell on the driver's side on the underside of the instrument panel or next to the hood release lever behind a
cover.
Only have the event memory read out and reset by suitably qualified professionals. Additional information about the saved data can be obtained from suitably
qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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After a malfunction is fixed, the information about it will be deleted from the event memory. Other memory content is overwritten continuously.
Vehicles with special modifications and mountings
The attachment and mounting manufacturer should make sure that the applicable environmental laws and regulations are met for the attachments and mountings,
especially the EU directive 2000/53/EG about old vehicle and EU directive 2003/11/EG about market introduction restrictions and the use of certain hazardous
materials and compounds.
The installation instructions for any retrofitted equipment should be saved by the vehicle owner and provided to the removal facility if the vehicle is scrapped. This
ensures that even vehicles with retrofitted equipment will be disposed of in a way that will not harm the environment.
Engine/motor protection
Engine/motor protection can reduce the risk of damage to the vehicle underbody and the oil pan, for example if driving over curbs, entering driveways, or on
unpaved roads.
Have the retrofitting work performed by suitable qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Engine/motor protection may not be available in all countries.
WARNING
Repairs and modifications to the vehicle that are performed incorrectly can impair the effectiveness of the driver assistance systems and deploying airbags.
This can cause malfunctions and accidents and serious injuries or death.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Repairs and modifications to the vehicle that are performed incorrectly, for example due to the use of unsuitable parts, may cause vehicle damage, accidents,
and serious or fatal injuries.
Only install parts on the vehicle whose design and function are identical to the parts installed at the factory.
Only use rim/tire combinations that are approved by Volkswagen for your vehicle model.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Volkswagen recommends the use of Volkswagen original parts or Volkswagen original accessories. Volkswagen has verified their reliability, safety, and
suitability.
WARNING
Incorrect use of the diagnostic connection may cause malfunctions, resulting in accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Never read out the event memory yourself using the diagnostic connection.
Never load data yourself using the diagnostic connection in the vehicle.
Only have the event memory read out with the diagnostic connection by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Airbag system repairs and situations that can affect the system function
Volkswagen guidelines must be followed when performing repairs and technical modifications
Only have modifications and repairs on the front bumper, doors, front seats, headliner, or vehicle body performed by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Airbag system
components and sensors may be located on these vehicle components.
Airbag system components can be damaged during all procedures on the airbag system and when removing and installing system components while performing
other repair procedures. This may prevent the airbags from deploying or cause them to deploy incorrectly in the event of an accident.
The instructions must be followed so that the effectiveness of the airbags is not impaired and removed components do not cause injuries and environmental
pollution. An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility will be familiar with these provisions. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
A modification to the vehicle suspension can impair the functionality of the airbag system during a collision. For example, using a rim/tire combination that is not
approved by Volkswagen, lowering the vehicle, or changing the suspension stiffness including the springs, suspensions struts, shock absorbers, etc., can change
the force that is measured by the airbag sensors and transmitted to the electronic control module. For example, some changes to the suspension can increase the
force measured by the systems and trigger the airbag system in accidents where the airbags would normally not be deployed if the modifications had not been
made. Other modifications can reduce the force measured by the sensors and prevent the airbag from deploying when it should have deployed.
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WARNING
Using unsuitable replacement parts and accessories may cause damage and malfunctions in the vehicle and impair the effectiveness of the airbag system.
These problems may also occur if work, modifications and repairs are done incorrectly. This could lead to damage to the vehicle and accidents resulting in
serious or fatal injuries.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Authorized Volkswagen dealers and authorized Volkswagen Service
Facilities have the required tools, diagnostic devices, repair information, and qualified personnel. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Note that the airbag module cannot be repaired but must instead be replaced.
Never install airbag components removed from old vehicles or from recycling.
Only install parts on the vehicle whose design and function are identical to the parts installed at the factory.
WARNING
Modifications to the vehicle suspension including using a rim/tire combination that is not permitted may change the system function of the airbag. This can cause
serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
Never install suspension components that do not have the same properties as the original parts installed in the vehicle.
Never use rim/tire combinations that are not approved by Volkswagen.
Mobile phone usage in the vehicle
Electromagnetic waves
When using a mobile phone or radio equipment without connecting to the exterior antenna, the electromagnetic waves will not be deflected outward in an optimum
way. Increased waves in the vehicle interior can occur, especially when reception is poor, for example in rural areas. This could be a potential health risk
Depending on the equipment, it may be possible to use a suitable telephone interface to connect the mobile phone to the exterior antenna. This will improve the
connection quality and increase the range.
Using a phone
In many countries, using a phone in the vehicle is only permitted if there is a hands-free connection, for example using a Bluetooth ® connection. Before using the
phone, secure it in a suitable holder
or store it in a storage compartment, such as in the center console, to prevent it from sliding around.
Radio
If operating radio devices, follow the legal regulations and the user guide from the manufacturer. The aftermarket installation of radio devices is subject to approval.
Contact qualified professionals for more information about installing radio equipment. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Mobile devices that are loose or not secured correctly can be thrown through the vehicle interior during sudden driving or braking maneuvers or in the event of a
collision and cause severe injuries.
Secure or store the mobile phone and accessories safely and outside of the deployment range of the airbags.
WARNING
Using a cell phone or radio equipment without a connection to an external aerial may create electromagnetic energy inside the vehicle that exceeds permissible
limits. This also applies if the exterior antenna is not installed correctly. This may be dangerous to your health and that of the other vehicle occupants.
Maintain a minimum distance of approx. 20 cm (approx. 8 inches) between the device antennae and any active medical implants, such as pacemakers.
Do not carry a mobile device that is turned on directly above or in the immediate vicinity of any active medical implants, for example by keeping a phone
in a shirt pocket.
Switch off the mobile device immediately if you suspect there is interference with an active medical implant or other medical device.
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Customer information
Warranty
Warranty
Garantie
Your vehicle is covered by various warranties:
New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Limited Warranty Against Corrosion Perforation.
Emissions Control System Warranties: Federal Emissions Control System Defect Warranty, Federal Emissions Performance Warranty.
US battery electric vehicles: High-Voltage System Limited Warranty.
US models: Kansas Safety Belt Limited Warranty.
US models: California Emissions Control System Warranties: Short-term Emissions Defects Warranty, Long-term Emissions Defect Warranty, California
Emissions Performance Warranty.
You can find the detailed information in your Warranty & Maintenance Booklet and California Emissions Booklet or on the website:
maintenance.vw.com
Event data recorder (crash data recorder)
This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air
bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designed to record data related to
vehicle dynamics and safety systems for a short period of time, typically 30 seconds or less. The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record such data as:
How various systems in your vehicle were operating;
Whether or not the driver and passenger safety belts were buckled/fastened;
How far (if at all) the driver was depressing the accelerator and/or brake pedal; and,
How fast the vehicle was traveling.
These data can help provide a better understanding of the circumstances in which crashes and injuries occur.
In addition, data from the driver assistance systems is also collected. In addition to information about whether these systems were switched on or off, had limited
availability, or were inactive, it can also be understood if these functions steered, accelerated, or braked the vehicle in the situations listed above. Depending on the
vehicle equipment, systems may include:
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
Lane Assist
Park Assist
Parking systems
Autonomous Emergency Braking Function (Front Assist)
NOTE: EDR data are recorded by your vehicle only if a non-trivial crash situation occurs; no data are recorded by the EDR under normal driving conditions and no
personal data (e.g., name, gender, age, and crash location) are recorded. However, other parties, such as law enforcement, could combine the EDR data with the
type of personally identifying data routinely acquired during a crash investigation.
To read data recorded by an EDR, special equipment is required, and access to the vehicle or the EDR is needed. In addition to the vehicle manufacturer, other
parties, such as law enforcement, that have the special equipment, can read the information if they have access to the vehicle or the EDR.
Volkswagen will not access, read or process the Event Data Recorder (EDR) data unless the vehicle owner gives permission. This excludes contractual or legal
regulations.
Due to the legal obligation to monitor products, Volkswagen is allowed to use data for field observation as well as for research purposes and quality improvement o
vehicle safety systems. For research purposes, Volkswagen provides the data to third parties in an anonymous format. This means the data does not reference the
individual vehicle or the vehicle owner.
Labels and signs
Factory labels and signs with important information regarding vehicle operation are located in the engine compartment and on several vehicle components.
Never remove these labels and signs or make them illegible.
If vehicle components equipped with labels and signs are replaced, suitably qualified professionals must place identical labels and signs correctly in the same
locations on the new components. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety certificate
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A safety certificate on the driver's door jamb specifies all necessary safety standards and guidelines of the traffic safety authorities in the applicable country at the
time of manufacture. The month and year of production as well as the VIN may also be listed. Read the information in the Owner's Manual Safety certificate.
WARNING
Incorrect vehicle handling increases the risk of accidents, serious injuries and death.
Follow the legal regulations.
Follow the Owner's Manual instructions.
NOTICE
Incorrect vehicle handling can cause vehicle damage.
Follow the legal regulations.
Perform service according to the specifications.
Fluids in the air conditioning system
Refrigerant in the air conditioning system
The label in the engine compartment provides information about the type and amount of refrigerant used in the vehicle air conditioning system. The label is in the
front section of the engine compartment near the refrigerant filler tubes
Warning: the air conditioning system must only be serviced by qualified technicians. Refrigerant type. Type of refrigerant oil. See service information
(only available for authorized Volkswagen dealers and authorized Volkswagen Service Facilities). The air conditioning system must only be serviced by
qualified technicians. Flammable refrigerant. Make sure all components are disposed of correctly and never install components removed from old vehicles or
from recycling in the vehicle.
Refrigerant oil in the air conditioner
The air conditioner is filled with refrigerant oil. The label on the air conditioner compressor provides information on the type and quantity of refrigerant oil used
Repairs and technical modifications.
WARNING
Air conditioner maintenance by unqualified professionals may pose a danger to safe operation and result in serious injuries.
Only have the air conditioner serviced by qualified professionals.
NOTICE
Repairing or replacing the evaporator with replacement parts from scrap vehicles or recycled parts may damage the air conditioner.
Never have repairs to the evaporator carried out with replacement parts from scrap vehicles or recycled parts.
Only have replacement parts for the air conditioner evaporator fitted that are certified and marked in accordance with SAE standards J2842 HFO-1234y
and R744.
Have the air conditioner serviced only by qualified technicians who are trained according to SAE standard J2845 and certified according to SAE standard
J2911. SAE standard J639 must be complied with while working on the air conditioner.
Have damaged or missing refrigerant labels, e.g. in the engine compartment, replaced.
Infotainment system and aerials
The aerials for the Infotainment system are fitted in various places in the vehicle:
On the inside of the rear window.
On the inside of the rear side windows
On the inside of the windshield
On the roof of the vehicle
Antennas on the inside of the window glass can be detected as thin wires.
NOTICE
Antennas that are located on the inside of the window glass can be damaged by abrasive objects or by corrosive and acidic materials.
Never apply stickers over metal wires, for example on the rear window.
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Never clean the antennas with corrosive or acidic materials.
NOTICE
A retrofitted Infotainment system that is incompatible with the antenna amplifier installed in the vehicle by the manufacturer may damage the antenna amplifier.
Before retrofitting an Infotainment system, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Component protection
Some electronic components and control
modules, such as the Infotainment
system, are equipped with component
protection at the factory.
The component protection allows suitably qualified professionals to legitimately install or replace components and control modules. Volkswagen recommends
contacting your Volkswagen dealership.
In the following situations, component protection reduces the risk of components supplied by the factory being operated without restrictions outside the vehicle.
Installation in other vehicles, for example the components have been stolen
Operating components outside of the vehicle
If a message about component protection appears in the instrument cluster display or on the Infotainment system screen, contact a suitably qualified professional fo
assistance. Volkswagen recommends contacting your Volkswagen dealership.
Disposal of old batteries and electronic devices
Old batteries
As with electronic devices, old batteries must be collected and recycled separately by the end user. These batteries are indicated by the crossed-out wheeled
garbage can symbol . You, as the end user, are legally obliged to return old batteries
In many federal states, old batteries can be handed in to an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
You can obtain more information on return and recycling from your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Old electrical or electronic devices
Your vehicle contains old electrical/electronic devices, such as the navigation system SD card or remote controls. You can recognize these from the symbol of the
crossed-out wheeled garbage can
Old devices with this marking must be collected separately from normal household garbage and disposed of in accordance with legal requirements.
Batteries within devices that are not permanently installed must be removed beforehand and disposed of separately as batteries.
Any saved personal data must be erased before disposal of old devices.
You can obtain more information on return and recycling from your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
If batteries containing lithium are damaged, gaseous or liquid substances may escape, posing a significant risk to health and the environment. A short circuit at
the battery terminal may result in a fire or explosion. This could result in serious or fatal injuries.
Take extreme care when handling batteries containing lithium.
Never heat up lithium-containing batteries.
Never damage lithium-containing batteries.
Never short circuit the battery terminals.
Batteries containing heavy metals are marked with the chemical symbols Hg (mercury), Cd (cadmium) and/or Pb (lead). Heavy metals can be harmful to the
health of humans and animals and accumulate in the environment.
In order to avoid these consequences, it is imperative to ensure you collect batteries separately and return them properly.
Batteries for the remote control vehicle key and remote controls may contain perchlorate. For information on how to handle these materials correctly, see the
following website: www.dtsc.ca.gov/perchlorate. Follow all the legal specifications for dealing with and disposing of these batteries. Volkswagen recommends
having these batteries replaced and disposed of by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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Product recycling
Fig. 193
Fig. 194
Fig. 195
The Triman logo and the Infotri symbol contain important sorting information for the end consumer.
Declaration of conformity (Declaration of Compliance, Telecommunications and Electronic
Systems)
Radio Frequency Devices and Radiocommunication Equipment User Manual Notice.
These devices comply with:
FCC Part 15.19
These devices comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 2 conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Part 15.21
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
Radio equipment
Provision for mobile telephone.
Electronic immobilizer
Remote start relay function.
Vehicle key
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Keyless locking and starting system Keyless Access.
USA: VW Car-Net®.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist).
Rear Traffic Alert.
Third Party Copyright Information
Some products installed in this vehicle contain software components that are covered under Open Source licenses.
A list of the Open Source software components being used, including copyright information, the relevant Open Source license conditions, and those applicable
license texts, are available at the website given above. The source code of specific Open Source software components can be requested from the vehicle
manufacturer. The manufacturer will provide the source code in accordance with the relevant license conditions, whereby you will only be charged for the provision
costs, e.g. delivery costs. The required information can be obtained at the website given above.
Old vehicle return and scrap disposal
Old vehicle return
At the end of its life cycle, your vehicle should be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. This is why the last owners of vehicles in many
states are legally obliged to hand their vehicles over to an authorized treatment facility.
Volkswagen has already made provision for this point: Recycling centers where you can hand over your vehicle are available throughout many federal states.
Find out more information about recycling centers from your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Scrap disposal
If scrapping the vehicle or its individual parts such as the airbag system and the safety belt pretensioners, the applicable safety regulations must always be followed
Suitably qualified professionals will be familiar with these provisions. Volkswagen recommends contacting your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Radar Sensors
Depending on the vehicle equipment, assistance systems, e.g. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), that use radar sensors may be installed in your vehicle.
Observe the legal regulations for restricted access to certain zones that prohibit entry for vehicles with radar sensors. Observe relevant traffic signs where
applicable. If you wish to enter one of these areas, first consult with an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to determine
whether there are radar sensors installed in your vehicle.
WARNING
Sensors are subject to physical system limitations. External sources of interference, e.g. from other vehicles, can affect the functions of the sensors and impair
the functions of the supporting systems. If the system does not work as expected, this may result in accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always pay attention to the traffic situation and vehicle environment.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
Reporting Safety Defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Volkswagen of America, Inc.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy
campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or Volkswagen of America, Inc.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at:
Tel.: 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)
go to:
or write to:
Administrator, NHTSA, 1200 New Yersey Avenue, SE. Washington, D.C. 20590
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from
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Notes on radio regulations
Declaration of conformity for radio equipment for the USA
Approval mark for radio systems in the USA.
With this document, the manufacturer declares that the radio equipment listed in the following is in compliance with the basic requirements and other relevant
regulations and laws at the time of production:
The radio systems listed below are not available in every vehicle.
Connection to the exterior antenna
Antenna
Antenna amplifier
Bluetooth®.
Remote control key (vehicle)
Garage door opener
ID. Cockpit.
Infotainment system
Keyless Access.
Instrument cluster, electronic immobilizer
Radar sensors for assistance systems
Tire pressure sensors
Mobile phone interface
Volkswagen Car-Net control module
Wi-Fi hotspot.
Central control module
Radio systems with this marking must be collected separately from normal household garbage and disposed of in accordance with legal requirements
Disposal of old batteries and electronic devices. Symbol for limited use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic devices in accordance
with the RoHS directive.
Approval numbers
FCC ID: 2AAJCBR20, FCC ID: 2AAJCBR21, FCC ID: 2AA98, FCC ID: 2AA98-COLOUR5C, FCC ID: 2AA98-MEDIUM5C, FCC ID: 2AA98-MEDIUM5C21,
FCC ID: 2AA98A, FCC ID: 2AHPN-WLC, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101001, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101002, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101010, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101022,
FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101023, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101031, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101032, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101033, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101034,
FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101041, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101042, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101043, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101051, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101052,
FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101053, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101054, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101055, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101056, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101057,
FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101071, FCC ID: 2AOUZ17101072, FCC ID: 2AOUZ18020531, FCC ID: 2AOUZ18020532, FCC ID: 2AOUZ18020533,
FCC ID: 2AOUZ18020534, FCC ID: 2AOUZ18100931, FCC ID: 2APOM-MQBA0, FCC ID: 2AVXWWSBRC001, FCC ID: 2AXPS-WPC003-1, FCC ID: 772C-
LB1FD, FCC ID: BEJLCW05-VWE5, FCC ID: BEJMIB2, FCC ID: BEJMIB2PQ, FCC ID: BEJ-MEBICAS3, FCC ID: BEJ-MIBPQMIN, FCC ID: BEJ-MIB3OI,
FCC ID: BEJTLAHW3IU-E, FCC ID: BEJTLAHW3IU-N, FCC ID: BEJTLVHE4IU-E, FCC ID: BEJTLVHE4IU-N, FCC ID: BEJTLVHM3IU-E, FCC ID: BEJTLVHW3IU-
E, FCC ID: BEJTLVHM3IU-N, FCC ID: BEJTLVM3IU-N, FCC ID: BEJTUVM01IU, FCC ID: CWTUGZZF1, FCC ID: CWTUGZZF2, FCC ID: IYZVK2, FCC ID: KR5-
BCMEVOC, FCC ID: KR5FS14T, FCC ID: KR5FS14TK, FCC ID: KR55NA920791A, FCC ID: LTQR3TR, FCC ID: NBG010180T, FCC ID: NBG010905A,
FCC ID: NBG011719A, FCC ID: NBG013854, FCC ID: NBG01RS4, FCC ID: NBG011719A, FCC ID: NBG10176, FCC ID: NBG9068, FCC ID: NBG92596263,
FCC ID: NBGBCMEVO, FCC ID: NBGBCMEVO5, FCC ID: NBGBCM2R, FCC ID: NBGFS09P03, FCC ID: NBGFS12A, FCC ID: NBGFS12A01,
FCC ID: NBGFS12P, FCC ID: NBGFS12P01, FCC ID: NBGFS12PM, FCC ID: NBGFS12P01M, FCC ID: NBGFS125C, FCC ID: NBGFS125C1,
FCC ID: NBGFS125C5, FCC ID: NBGFS173NP, FCC ID: NBGFS173NPM, FCC ID: NBGFS173NR, FCC ID: NBGFS1744M, FCC ID: NBGFS19,
FCC ID: NBGFS191, FCC ID: NBGFS93N, FCC ID: NBGMQBBB, FCC ID: NBGMQBBH, FCC ID: NBGPQ12P01, FCC ID: NBGRSB19, FCC ID: NF3-FR5CPEC,
FCC ID: NF3-LRR3SCU, FCC ID: NF3-LRR4, FCC ID: NF3-MRR1PLUS, FCC ID: NF3-MRR1REAR, FCC ID: NF3-MRREVO14F, FCC ID: NF3-LRR3SCU,
FCC ID: NT8-FPK8IMMO5D, FCC ID: NT8-VWMIBREGIO, FCC ID: NZLADHL5D, FCC ID: NZLJCIBUSHL4, FCC ID: OAYARS4B, FCC ID: OAYARS5B,
FCC ID: OYGTSSRE4UD, FCC ID: OYGTSSRE4UF, FCC ID: OYGTSSSG4G5, FCC ID: QIPALAS6A-US, FCC ID: QISME919BS-567BN, FCC ID: QISME919BS-
567BNB, FCC ID: QZ9-KA3, FCC ID: RK7MBC-NAR, FCC ID: RK7MBC-NAR2, FCC ID: RK7185-00, FCC ID: RK7186-00, FCC ID: RX2BNFHL,
FCC ID: RX2BNFLL, FCC ID: T8GA270, FCC ID: T8GA475, FCC ID: T8GA476, FCC ID: T8GP114, FCC ID: VPYLB1KD, FCC ID: WJLHT-5, FCC ID: NF3-
FR5CUEC, FCC ID: NBG01RS55, FCC ID: NF3-F5CP42, FCC ID: NBG01RS53,FCC ID: NBGFS125C1.
Interference statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
CAUTION TO USERS: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user`s authority to operate the
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equipment.
FCC RF Exposure Statement
FCC ID: RK7MBC-NAR
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. End users must follow the specific operating instruction for
satisfying RF exposure compliance. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
This is a CONSUMER device.
BEFORE USE, you MUST REGISTER THIS DEVICE with your wireless provider and have provider's consent. Most wireless providers consent to the use of signal
boosters. Some providers may not consent to the use of this device on their network. If you are unsure, contact your provider.
You MUST operate this device with approved antennas and cables as specified by the manufacturer. Antennas MUST be installed at least 20 cm (8 inches) from
any person.
You MUST cease operating this device immediately if requested by FCC or a licensed wireless service provider.
WARNING: E911 location information may not be provided or may be inaccurate for calls served by using this device.
Wireless notice
This device complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines.
This transmitter must not be colocated or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. The antenna should be installed and operated with
minimum distance of 20 cm between the radiator and your body.
FCC Class A digital device notice
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the
interference at his own expense.
FCC Class B digital device notice
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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Technical data
Information on technical data
General information about specifications
As long as nothing else is specified or listed, the technical data applies to the base model. Different values may result due to optional equipment, different model
versions, special equipment, and country-specific equipment. The specifications in the legal vehicle documents always take precedence.
The drive and power of the vehicle are listed in the official vehicle registration.
Weight
The values for the curb weight in the following tables apply to a vehicle ready for operation with standard equipment, without a driver, with fluids including 100% full
fuel tank. Optional equipment and retrofitted equipment will increase the specified curb weight and reduce the possible load.
The load consists of the following weight:
Passengers.
All luggage inside and outside the vehicle.
Attachments.
The permitted total vehicle weight and the gross axle weight rating must never be exceeded. The permissible values are indicated on the safety compliance label or
on the identification label on the B-pillar on the driver's side Safety certificate Identification label.
Performance
The performance was determined without equipment that limits performance, such as add-on parts.
Due to technical or legal reasons, the performance specifications and mileage may vary.
On some engines with heavy duty suspension, the speed maximum speed may be limited and lower.
Incline angle
The incline angle is the specification up to which the vehicle is able to drive uphill on an angle with its own power. This can depend on the road conditions, the
weather conditions, and the engine power, among other things. The values apply to a vehicle that is in motion and not to a vehicle that starts to drive form a
stationary position.
A rising difference in altitude (incline) on a 100 m (300 ft) stretch is given in percentage or degrees (100% = 45 degrees).
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Structure of the vehicle identification number (VIN)
The vehicle identification number (VIN, VIN) consists of 17 characters. These characters can be sorted into seven groups.
The structure is explained using the following examples of vehicle identification numbers.
Group
1
Position
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
7
W
V
W
Z
Z
Z
C
B
Z
M
E
4
0
0
9
5
3
Example
W
V
W
A
F
2
9
N
4
8
Y
0
0
0
0
0
1
Vehicle manufacturer identification:
WVW
Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles
WVG
Volkswagen Passenger Vehicles
1VW
Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen de México, S.A. de C.V
3VW
Volkswagen de México, S.A. de C.V
XW8
LLC Volkswagen Group Rus (Volkswagen/Skoda Kaluga)
MFB
Garuda Matraman Motor (Indonesia)
Filler characters: The filler characters may vary depending on manufacturer, or contain information on the body shape and transmission type.
Vehicle class, depending on model:
3H
Arteon
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5T
Touran
6R
Polo
AC
T-Roc convertible
BV
Golf
CB
Passat
CA
Atlas
CR
Touareg
Depending on the manufacturer, digits 7 to 9 can also contain information on the fuel type (7) and vehicle class (8 and 9).
Filler characters or check digits: The filler characters or check digits may vary depending on the manufacturer.
VIN index, depending on model year:
M
2021
N
2022
P
2023
R
2024
Production location, plant where the vehicle was manufactured:
C
Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga
D
Volkswagen plant in Bratislava
E
Volkswagen plant in Emden
M
Volkswagen plant in Osnabrcck
Or: Volkswagen plant in Kaluga
M
Volkswagen plant in Puebla
P
Volkswagen plant in Zwickau
T
Volkswagen plant in Pune
U
Volkswagen plant in Uitenhage
V
Volkswagen plant in Palmela
W
Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg
Y
Volkswagen plant in Pamplona
The letter assignment for the production site may vary depending on the vehicle or be assigned twice.
Sequential production number for each model year.
Position of the vehicle identification number
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Fig. 196 In the windshield: vehicle identification number (VIN)
The VIN can be read from the outside through the viewing window in the windshield. The viewing window is at the side of the lower section of the windshield.
In some models, it may be possible to display the VIN in the Service menu or in the vehicle settings, depending on the Infotainment system. The vehicle
identification number may also be located on the identification label.
The VIN may also be stamped in the following locations, depending on the model, country and engine:
In the right water drain channel in the engine/motor compartment
On the right suspension strut tower in the engine/motor compartment
In the engine compartment near the hinge for the hood on the right side of the vehicle.
Under the carpet behind the right front seat
Identification label
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Fig. 197 Identification label (general example): version 1.
Depending on the country, the type approval number, such as the EU operating license, may be specified.
Manufacturer code.
Type approval.
Vehicle Identification number.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
Gross combination weight rating (towing vehicle and trailer).
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating.
Type approval number, differs according to country.
Vehicle model
Manufacturer's address.
Engine code.
Fig. 198 Identification label (general example): version 2.
Depending on the country, the type approval number, such as the EU operating license, may be specified.
Manufacturer code.
Type approval.
Vehicle Identification number.
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
Gross combination weight rating (towing vehicle and trailer).
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating.
Depending on the country and model, the model plate may be visible in the lower section of the door pillar when the driver’s for front passenger door is open.
Vehicles exported to some countries do not have a model plate.
Safety certificate
Fig. 199 Safety certificate (general example).
Fig. 200 Safety certificate (general example).
A safety certificate on the driver door pillar displays the following information:
Manufacturer.
Country of manufacture.
Date of manufacture.
Gross vehicle weight rating.
Gross axle weight ratings.
Tire size.
Rim size
Tire pressure.
Vehicle Identification number.
Type designation.
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Dimensions
Fig. 201 Vehicle dimensions.
The information in the table applies for the standard model with standard equipment.
For other wheel rims, tire sizes, options, differing model designs and retrofitted accessories, as well as special vehicles and vehicles in other countries, these value
can differ.
Information about how the weight specifications are compiled can be found in section
General information about specifications .
Golf GTI
Key for fig. 201:
1
5
3
5
-
1
5
4
5
(
mm
Front track
6
(in)
0
,
4
)
-
(
6
0
,
8
)
353
Key for fig. 201:
1
5
1
3
-
1
5
2
3
(
mm
Rear track
5
(in)
9
,
5
)
-
(
5
9
,
9
)
1
7
8
9
mm
(
Width
(in)
7
0
4
)
2
0
7
3
mm
(
Width from outside mirror to outside mirror
(in)
8
1
6
)
354
Key for fig. 201:
1
4
4
4
-
1
4
4
5
(
mm
Height at curb weight to top of the roof
5
(in)
6
,
8
)
-
(
5
6
,
9
)
1
4
6
3
-
1
4
6
5
(
mm
5
Height with curb weight with navigation antenna
(in)
7
,
6
)
-
(
5
7
,
7
)
355
Key for fig. 201:
1
7
3
4
-
1
7
3
5
(
mm
Height with open hood and at curb weight
6
(in)
8
,
2
)
-
(
6
8
,
3
)
1
9
9
9
-
2
0
0
1
(
mm
Height with open trunk lid and at curb weight
7
(in)
8
,
7
)
-
(
7
8
,
8
)
356
Key for fig. 201:
1
3
5
-
1
3
6
(
mm
Ground clearance at curb weight between the axles
5
(in)
,
3
)
-
(
5
,
4
)
2
6
3
1
(
mm
Wheelbase with curb weight
1
(in)
0
3
6
)
1
0
9
m
(
Minimum turning circle diameter
(ft)
3
5
8
)
357
Key for fig. 201:
4
2
8
7
-
4
2
9
5
(
1
mm
6
Length from bumper to bumper
(in)
8
,
7
8
)
-
(
1
6
9
,
1
)
Golf R
Key for fig. 201:
1
5
3
9
-
1
5
4
1
(
mm
Front track
6
(in)
0
,
6
)
-
(
6
0
,
7
)
358
Key for fig. 201:
1
5
1
4
-
1
5
1
6
(
mm
Rear track
5
(in)
9
,
6
)
-
(
5
9
,
7
)
1
7
8
9
mm
(
Width
(in)
7
0
4
)
2
0
7
3
mm
(
Width from outside mirror to outside mirror
(in)
8
1
6
)
1
4
3
9
mm
(
Height at curb weight to top of the roof
(in)
5
6
7
)
359
Key for fig. 201:
1
4
5
8
mm
(
Height with curb weight with navigation antenna
(in)
5
7
4
)
1
7
2
9
mm
(
Height with open hood and at curb weight
(in)
6
8
1
)
1
9
9
3
mm
(
Height with open trunk lid and at curb weight
(in)
7
8
5
)
1
2
2
mm
(
Ground clearance at curb weight between the axles
(in)
4
8
)
2
6
3
0
(
mm
1
Wheelbase with curb weight
(in)
0
3
5
4
)
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Key for fig. 201:
1
1
9
4
m
Minimum turning circle diameter
(
(ft)
3
9
2
)
4
2
9
0
(
mm
Length from bumper to bumper
1
(in)
6
8
9
)
Tank capacities
The fuel tank has the following volume:
approximately 45 l (12 gallons) for electric motors up to 140 kW and R-models
approximately 50 l (13.2 gallons) for electric motors from 140 kW
The capacity of the fuel tank includes an indeterminate reserve quantity that remains in the fuel tank when the fuel gauge shows that the fuel tank is empty. The
reserve quantity is variable and cannot reliably serve to increase the remaining range.
Gasoline engines
2.0 l, 4 cylinder, TFSI®, 180 kW (240
hp), gasoline engine
Engine overview
kW
180 at 5000 - 6500 rpm
Output
hp
240 at 5000 - 6500 rpm
Engine code
DRNA
Nm
370 at 1600 - 4300 rpm
Maximum torque
lb-ft
273 at 1600 - 4300 rpm
D
S
Transmission
SG6
G
®
7
km/h
-
-
Maximum speed
mph
-
-
Weight specifications and axle loads
D
S
Transmission
SG6
G
®
7
361
1
kg
1421
4
5
4
Curb weight General information about
specifications
3
2
lbs
3133
0
6
1
9
kg
1930
7
0
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4
3
lbs
4255
4
3
1
0
kg
1030
7
0
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
2
3
lbs
2271
5
9
9
kg
950
5
0
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
2
0
lbs
2094
9
4
5) This data was not available at the time of printing.
2.0 l, 4 cylinder, TFSI®, 235 kW (315
hp), gasoline engine
Engine overview
kW
235 at 5600 - 6500 rpm
Output
hp
315 at 5600 - 6500 rpm
Engine code
DSFE
Nm
400 at 2000 - 5600 rpm
Maximum torque
lb-ft
295 at 2000 - 5600 rpm
Transmission
DSG®7 4MOTION
km/h
-
Maximum speed
mph
-
Weight specifications and axle loads
kg
1579
Curb weight General information about
specifications
lbs
3481
kg
2050
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
lbs
4519
362
kg
1100
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
lbs
2425
kg
1000
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
lbs
2205
6) This data was not available at the time of printing.
2.0 l, 4 cylinder, TFSI®, 235 kW (315
hp), gasoline engine
Engine overview
kW
235 at 5900 - 6500 rpm
Output
hp
315 at 5900 - 6500 rpm
Engine code
DSFF
Nm
380 at 2000 - 5900 rpm
Maximum torque
lb-ft
280 at 2000 - 5900 rpm
Transmission
SG6 4MOTION
km/h
-
Maximum speed
mph
-
Weight specifications and axle loads
kg
1544
Curb weight General information about
specifications
lbs
3404
kg
2020
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
lbs
4453
kg
1060
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
lbs
2337
kg
1010
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
lbs
2227
This data was not available at the time of printing.
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