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About this Owner's Manual
This Owner's Manual is valid for all models and versions of your Volkswagen model and model year. The Owner's Manual describes all equipment and models
without indicating special equipment or model versions. This may include descriptions of equipment that your vehicle may not have or that may only be available in
some countries.
You can find details of your actual vehicle equipment in your sales documentation or by contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
This Owner's Manual describes a passenger vehicle.
All information in this Owner's Manual was correct at the time of printing. Due to continuous vehicle development, there may be differences between your vehicle
and the information in this Owner's Manual. No legal commitment can be derived from the information, illustrations, or descriptions in this manual.
Due to legal and technical requirements, the vehicle may be provided with different Owner's Manual variants depending on the country.
Printed Owner's Manual
The printed Owner's Manual describes the range of functions of the vehicle at the time of release. Additions and amendments to the Owner's Manual may also be
added in the form of supplements.
An alphabetically ordered keyword index as well as a list of abbreviations that explains technical abbreviations and designations are included to assist with
orientation and understanding of the printed manual.
Make sure that the printed documents are in the vehicle if you wish to sell or lend the car. Volkswagen also recommends resetting the Infotainment system to its
factory settings in order to delete all personal data.
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Explanations
Brief definitions are placed in front of some sections in a different color to summarize the topic in question. Detailed information about the systems and equipment
along with their properties, conditions, and system limitations is included in the associated sections.
The following section explains phrasings and terms found in the Owner's Manual to help understanding.
Directions
Directions (left, right, front, back) are in reference to the driving direction unless noted otherwise.
Units and speeds
The display in miles instead of kilometers or mph instead of km/h is determined by the versions of the instrument cluster and Infotainment system that are installed,
which varies depending on the country where the vehicle is sold.
Illustrations
Illustrations are only for orientation and are simply used to provide a visual display of descriptions and instructions. The illustrations may differ from your vehicle.
This Owner's Manual was created for left-hand drive vehicles. For vehicles with right-hand drive steering , controls are sometimes arranged differently from what is
shown in the illustrations or described in the text.
Form of address
To improve readability, plural pronouns are used here to refer to a singular subject of any gender. This applies to all genders equally. The use of abbreviations are
for editorial purposes and do not contain any evaluation.
Terms used and their meanings:
Sunroof
The term "power sunroof" is used as a synonym for all variants of the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof depending on the vehicle equipment.
Authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility
Authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility refers to
workshops with instructed or trained personnel that specialize in servicing passenger vehicles. A qualified professional can be an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility or an independent workshop.
Authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility
Authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility refers to
workshops that have a contractual relationship with Volkswagen. This contractual relationship means that they have access to more information as well
as a direct line of communication to the manufacturer.
Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility
In some situations, it is necessary for you to drive your vehicle to an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility so that it can be checked.
Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance If it is no longer possible to continue driving your
vehicle, it is necessary to have it checked directly where it is by a professional. A decision regarding whether the vehicle can continue to be driven
following inspection or whether it needs to be towed must then be made depending on the circumstances.
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Explanation of symbols
Indicates a reference to a section within a chapter containing important information and safety warnings
that should always be
heeded.
The arrow indicates the end of a section.
This symbol indicates situations where the vehicle must be stopped as quickly as possible.
The symbol means “Trademark” and indicates a recognized but not (yet) officially registered trademark. However, the absence of this
TM
symbol does not constitute a waiver of any rights associated with intellectual property.
This symbol indicates a registered trademark. However, the absence of this symbol does not constitute a waiver of any rights associated
with intellectual property.
Symbols of this type refer to warnings in the same section or on the specified page, pointing out possible risks that can cause accidents
and personal injuries and how to help prevent them.
Cross-reference to a warning of potential property damage, in the same section or on the specified page.
DANGER
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to physical injury, but related to damage to the vehicle.
Texts with this symbol contain information about the environment and how you can help to protect it.
Texts with this symbol contain supplementary information.
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Vehicle overviews
View from the front
Fig. 2 Overview of vehicle from the front.
Door handles Doors and central locking button
Headlights Exterior lighting
Sensors for assistance systems Exterior care and cleaning
Behind a cover: Radar sensor for assistance systems Exterior care and cleaning
Opening lever for the hood with the hood space underneath
Opening and closing the hood
Windshield:
With VIN Technical data
With windshield wipers Operating the windshield wiper lever
with windshield defroster Windshield defroster
With camera for assistance systems in the interior rearview mirror area
Exterior care and cleaning
With rain/light sensor in the interior rearview mirror area
Rain/light sensor, Exterior care and cleaning
Rear view
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Fig. 3 Rear vehicle overview.
Roof antenna
High-mounted brake light
Rear window:
With rear window defroster Rear window defroster
With rear window wiper Operating the windshield wiper lever
With window antenna
Number plate light Exterior lighting
Area:
Button to open the trunk lid Trunk lid
Camera for parking systems Rear View Camera, Exterior care and cleaning
Towing eye Towing
Sensors for assistance systems Exterior care and cleaning
Behind the bumper: radar sensor for assistance systems Exterior care and cleaning
Mounting points for the vehicle jack Wheel change
Taillights and reflectors Exterior lighting
Charging socket flap Charging
Outside mirrors Outside mirrors
with Lane Change System (Side Assist) display
Introduction
Roof rails Roof rack
Driver door
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Fig. 4 Driver door (left-hand drive vehicle): controls (right-hand drive vehicles are a mirror image).
Door handle
Central locking indicator light Indicator light in the driver's door
Control
For deactivating the rear power window switches Opening and closing the windows
For activating the electric child safety lock
Electrical childproof lock
Control panel for locking and unlocking the vehicle
Control for central locking
Knob for outside mirror positions and functions Outside mirrors
Buttons for operating the power windows
Opening and closing the windows
Hood release lever
Opening and closing the hood
Button to open the trunk lid
Trunk lid
Storage compartment
With cup holder
With storage option for a reflective vest Emergency equipment
Driver side
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Fig. 5 Driver’s side overview.
Controls
For light functions Headlights
For window heating and ventilation Rear window defroster, Air distribution and blower speed
Vents Air distribution and blower speed
ID. Light (luminous band between windshield and instrument panel) ID. Light
Turn signal and high beam lever Switching the turn signals on and off , Switching the high beam headlights on and off
Multi-function steering wheel controls
For driver assistance systems Driver assistance systems
For audio, navigation Infotainment system
For adjusting the volume
For voice operation activation
(may not function depending on the equipment) Voice control
For switching between the ID. cockpit views
Operating the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
Horn
ID. Cockpit ID. Cockpit
With warning and indicator lights and gear selector display Symbols in the instrument cluster
Selector lever Gear selection
With electronic parking brake button
Electronic parking brake
Windshield wiper/washer lever Window wipers
Infotainment system Infotainment system
Controls
For switching the Infotainment system on and off
Overview and controls of the 12" version , Overview and controls of the 10" version
For the temperature setting of the air conditioner or the heating and fresh air system
Heating and air conditioning system
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For adjusting the volume
Control for switching the emergency flashers on or off
In case of an emergency
Controls
For the air conditioning system, heating and fresh air system
Heating and air conditioning system
for Driving Mode Selection
Driving Mode Selection
For driver assistance systems
Driver assistance systems
For parking and maneuvering assist systems
Parking and maneuvering
Starter button Switching the ignition on and off
Pedals Information on the pedals
Installation location of driver’s front airbag Airbag system
Lever for adjusting the steering wheel position Steering wheel
Center console
Fig. 6 Overview of the lower section of the center console.
Cup holders
Storage compartment
with mobile phone interface
Introduction
With functionality for wireless charging in accordance with Qi standard Charging Options for Mobile Devices
USB sockets with charge function for external device rechargeable batteries (depending on the vehicle equipment)
Wired and wireless connections,
Charging Options for Mobile Devices
Passenger’s side
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Fig. 7 Passenger's side: instrument panel overview
Vent Air distribution and blower speed
Installation location of the front passenger’s airbag in the instrument panel
Airbag system
Glove compartment with a button for opening
Controls in the headliner
Symbol
Meaning
Controls for interior/reading lights Interior/reading lights, ambient lighting.
Touch panel for sunshade in the tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof Sunshade in the sunroof.
Buttons for Emergency Call, Information Call and Roadside Assistance Call
Information Call,
Roadside Assistance Call and Emergency Call Service.
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Driver information
Symbols in the instrument cluster
The warning and indicator lights can turn on individually or in combination with each other and indicate warnings, malfunctions and certain functions. Some warning
and indicator lights come on when you switch the ignition on and must turn off after some time.
Indicator lights that turn on in the light switch are described in the “Lights” chapter Switching the lights on and off .
WARNING
Failure to respond to illuminated warning lights and messages may result in a vehicle breakdown, accidents and serious injuries or death.
Never ignore illuminated warning lights and messages.
Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
Do not continue driving!
Central warning light Priority 1 warning message
Fasten safety belt Fasten seat belts reminder and seat belt safety indicator
High-voltage battery discharged and deep discharge possible High-voltage battery discharged and deep discharge possible
Holding force of the electronic parking brake too low Electronic parking brake holding force is too low
Electronic parking brake switched on Electronic parking brake
Electronic parking brake switched on Parking
Do not continue driving!
Brake system malfunction Brake system malfunction, electronic parking brake malfunction
Do not continue driving!
Electromechanical brake booster failed Electromechanical brake servo failure
Do not continue driving!
Brake fluid level too low Brake fluid level
Check brake system Brake pad wear indicator
Take over steering and be ready to brake.
Introduction
Do not continue to drive!
Engine coolant system malfunction Engine coolant
Do not continue driving!
Steering malfunction Steering malfunction
Leave vehicle! Risk of fire Risk of fire
Do not continue driving!
Fault in high-voltage system Fault in high-voltage system
Do not tow vehicle!
High-voltage system overheated Instructions for towing
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Do not continue to drive!
Electric drivetrain overheated Electric drivetrain overheated
Do not continue driving!
12 V energy supply malfunction 12-volt power supply
High-voltage battery discharged - driving not possible Drive will be immediately turned off
Health risk! Open the window! CO2 concentration too high concentration in the vehicle interior is too high
Collision warning Warning levels and braking support
Take over the steering immediately Take over the steering immediately
Central warning light Priority 2 warning message , The brake is too hot
Range calculation malfunction Error when calculating the range
Airbag or safety belt pretensioner system deactivated with diagnostic equipment
Airbag system or safety belt pretensioners deactivated
with diagnostic device
Airbag system or safety belt pretensioner malfunction Airbag system or safety belt pretensioners malfunction
Front passenger's front airbag deactivated Front passenger's front airbag switched off
Front passenger’s airbag enabled Front passenger's front airbag enabled
Emergency Call Service limited Emergency Call Service limited
Emergency Call Service malfunctioning Emergency Call Service malfunction
Electronic parking brake malfunction Electronic parking brake malfunction
Brake too hot The brake is too hot
Comes on: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction ESC malfunction
Flashes: Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Anti-slip regulation (ASR) in operation
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ESC Sport switched on ESC Sport
ASR Sport switched on ASR Sport
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) malfunction Brake energy recuperation not possible, ABS failure or malfunction
Semi-automated driving assistance (Travel Assist) not available Comfort drive Travel Assist is not available or is not working as
expected, Assisted lane changing is not available
Driving light failure Exterior lighting malfunction
Air conditioner is not working correctly or CO2 concentration cannot be measured concentration cannot be measured
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Health risk! Open the window! CO2 concentration too high concentration in the vehicle interior is too high
Rain/light sensor malfunction Rain/light sensor malfunction, Rain/light sensor malfunction
Windshield wiper malfunction Windshield wiper malfunction
Washer fluid level too low Washer fluid level too low
Steering malfunction Steering malfunction
Do not continue to drive!
Tire pressure low Tire pressure low
Do not continue to drive!
Tire pressure monitoring system malfunction Tire Pressure Monitoring System malfunction
High-voltage system malfunction Brake energy recuperation not possible, High-voltage system malfunction
Reduced driving power Limited driving power
Electronic engine sound (e-Sound) malfunction Electronic engine sound failed
Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) not available Front Assist has limited availability or is not available
Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) switched off Using Front Assist
Cruise control system malfunction Cruise control system malfunction
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) not available ACC is not available
Emergency Assist not available Semi-automatic vehicle control in a medical emergency
Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) not available Lane Assist not available
Semi-automatic vehicle control in a medical emergency (Emergency Assist) is functioning Driving with Emergency Assist
Lane Assist in control Driving with Lane Assist
Side Assist malfunction Side Assist malfunction
Rear Traffic Alert malfunction Rear Traffic Alert
Rear Traffic Alert brakes Rear Traffic Alert
12-volt power supply malfunction 12-volt power supply
High-voltage battery charge status low High-voltage battery charge level low
High-voltage battery empty High-voltage battery has been discharged
Vehicle key not in vehicle Valid vehicle key cannot be detected
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Auto Hold function active Auto Hold
Turn signals Turn signal indicator light
Trailer turn signal Trailer turn signal indicator light
Cruise control switched on, regulation active
Introduction
Lane Assist active Driving with Lane Assist
Semi-automated driving assistance (Travel Assist) active
Introduction
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) regulates, no vehicle driving ahead is detected Switching ACC on and off
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) regulates, vehicle driving ahead is detected Switching ACC on and off
Charging high-voltage battery Charging
High beams or headlight flasher Switching the high beam headlights on and off
Auto Hold switched on Auto Hold
High-voltage battery charge level Charge status and range in the digital instrument cluster , Charge status and range in the digital
instrument cluster
Outside temperature is below +39 °F (+4 °C) Volkswagen Digital Cockpit information displays
Service due Service display
Semi-automated driving assistance (Travel Assist) deactivated
Introduction
Semi-automated driving assistance (Travel Assist) active, Adaptive Cruise Control active, adaptive lane guidance inactive
Introduction
High beam control active Switching on high beam control
Take over the steering Take over the steering
Charging connector connected Charging
Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) starts Front Assist starts
Distance warning Warning levels and braking support
Eco driving mode Driving mode properties
Comfort driving mode Driving mode properties
Individual driving mode Driving mode properties
Sport driving mode Driving mode properties
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Traction driving mode Driving mode properties
Note about information in the Owner's Manual Note about information in the Owner's Manual
Emergency charging of the high-voltage battery Emergency charging of the high-voltage battery
Warning and information texts
The status of some functions inside the vehicle and vehicle components are checked when the ignition is switched on or while driving. Malfunctions are indicated by
red and yellow warning symbols in the instrument cluster display and may also be signaled audibly in some cases. The appearance of texts and symbols may vary
depending on the instrument cluster version.
Any malfunctions currently occurring can also be manually called up. To do this, open the Vehicle status or Vehicle menu
Vehicle settings menu.
Priority 1 warning message
The red central warning light flashes or comes on, in some cases together with warning tones or additional symbols.
Do not continue driving! There is a haza
Check the malfunction. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility immediately for assistance.
Priority 2 warning message
The yellow central warning light flashes or comes on, in some cases together with warning tones or additional symbols. Malfunctions or insufficient operating fluids
can cause vehicle damage and vehicle malfunctions. Check the malfunction as soon as possible. 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.
Note about information in the Owner's Manual
You can find more information about the existing warning message in the Owner's Manual.
Informational text
Information about various processes in the vehicle.
If there are multiple warning messages, the symbols will appear consecutively for several seconds. The symbols will appear until the malfunction is corrected.
If messages about malfunctions appear when establishing drive-ready mode, settings or information displays may not appear as described. If the malfunction
persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility.
Introduction to the instrument cluster
The vehicle is equipped with a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. The instrument cluster shows essential information, such as speed.
In addition, the following functions, among others, are available depending on the equipment:
Various menus, such as for the driver assistance systems.
Status displays for the driver assistance systems.
Display messages.
Warning and indicator lights.
Information about economy and range.
Content can be individually adapted and settings can be changed in the menus.
WARNING
Operating the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Infotainment system can distract you from traffic. If the driver is distracted while driving, accidents and serious or
fatal injuries can occur.
Always drive attentively and responsibly.
Never operate the instrument cluster while driving.
Only adjust any settings in the instrument cluster or Infotainment system when the vehicle is stationary.
WARNING
If there is a serious fault in the instrument cluster, the display may be turned off. The warning light
may also come on here. No further warnings can be
displayed. This may result in vehicle breakdowns while driving, accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
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Safely stop the vehicle.
See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
After activating the vehicle's drive system when the 12 V vehicle battery is severely drained or has been replaced or jump-started, system settings, e.g. personal
convenience settings and programming, may be adjusted or deleted. Check and correct the settings after the 12 V vehicle battery is sufficiently recharged.
Digital Instrument cluster
ID. Cockpit
The ID. cockpit is a Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with a high-resolution LCD color display. By selecting different information profiles, you can display notifications
from the driver assistance systems and other notifications, as well as the digital speedometer. The term “Volkswagen Digital Cockpit” is used for the ID. cockpit
below.
Fig. 8 Digital instrument cluster in the instrument panel (general example).
Operating the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
Fig. 9 Right side of the multi-function steering wheel: operating the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.
Views in the display
Information and warnings are displayed as events in the digital instrument cluster. The event pops-up from the top of the digital instrument cluster screen and is
hidden again after a certain time.
The different views offer you a better overview of the vehicle data, navigation or information about the driver assistance system.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the amount of information shown and the scope thereof may vary.
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The digital instrument cluster can display the following views:
Summary
Before establishing drive-ready mode: display with information about mileage, battery charge level and range.
Basic
Driving displays with information about driver assistance systems, speed and navigation.
Driver assistance systems
Display of the active driver assistance systems and the speed. The navigation context is hidden.
Navigation Display with notes on route guidance and speed. The graphical view of the driver assistance systems is hidden.
Situation-related messages, such as navigation information, are shown as pop-ups.
Setting views
You can select the “driver assistance systems” view and the “navigation” view using the
button on the multi-function steering wheel.
Press the
button in the right-hand section or swipe to the right over the button to change to “Navigation” view.
Press the
button in the left-hand section or swipe to the left over the button to change to “Driver assistance systems” view.
If warning messages about malfunctions appear when the ignition is switched on, settings or information displays may not appear as described. If the
malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility.
WARNING
Operating the instrument cluster and the Infotainment system can distract from traffic. If the driver is distracted while driving, accidents and serious or fatal
injuries can occur.
Always drive attentively and responsibly.
Never operate the instrument cluster while driving.
Only adjust any settings in the instrument cluster or Infotainment system when the vehicle is stationary.
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit information displays
Possible displays in the digital instrument cluster
Depending on the vehicle equipment, different information may be shown in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit:
Outside temperature display.
Detected road sign from the traffic sign recognition.
Open doors, hood and trunk lid.
Speed warnings.
Speed warning for winter tires.
Odometer displays.
Navigation information.
Range display.
Remaining charging time for the high-voltage battery Charging process indicator.
Service display.
Warning and information texts.
Outside temperature display
When outside temperatures are colder than about +4 °C (+39 °F), a snowflake symbol
also appears in the digital instrument cluster from above. This symbol
remains on until the outside temperature rises above +6 °C (+43 °F).
In the following situations, the temperature displayed may be higher than the actual outside temperature due to heat radiating from the vehicle:
When the vehicle is stationary
When the driving speed is very low
The measurement range is from -45 °C (-49 °F) to +76 °C (+169 °F)
WARNING
Roads may be icy at low outside temperatures, even above the freezing point. On icy roads, there is an increased risk of accident. This could result in serious or
fatal injuries.
If the
symbol appears in the instrument cluster display, drive with particular care.
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Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
Never rely solely on the outside temperature display.
Open doors, hood and trunk lid
If, after unlocking the vehicle and while driving, any doors and/or the hood or trunk lid are open, this is displayed in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and an audible
signal may also sound.
Speed warning for winter tires
If the set maximum speed is exceeded, this will be shown in the digital instrument cluster.
Settings for the speed warning can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
Odometer displays
The odometer registers the total distance that the vehicle has driven.
Range display
The approximate distance in kilometers which can still be driven with the remaining battery capacity, if driven in the same manner and with the same energy
consumption. The calculation is based on the current energy consumption.
Some displays in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit may be hidden due to events that occur suddenly, e.g. speed warnings.
Depending on the equipment, some settings and displays may also appear in the Infotainment system.
e-Displays
Charge status and range in the digital instrument cluster
Charge status display
Fig. 10 In the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit: The high-voltage battery charge level
and vehicle range
(general example).
The current battery charge level of the high-voltage battery is shown by the
symbol with a percentage value in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit fig. 10
. The
battery level on the symbol changes with the charge status.
Range display
The vehicle range is displayed in kilometers (km) or miles (mi), depending on the setting fig. 10
The value displayed is calculated and updated according to your driving style and the environmental conditions. Therefore, the range can vary even with a fully
charged high-voltage battery.
Reserve range
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Fig. 11 In the digital instrument cluster: Range and reserve display.
Battery charge level and range
Reserve display warning level 1 and range.
Reserve display warning level 2 and range.
Warning levels for the reserve range
:
Yellow
The charge status is equal to 20 % or less than 20 % fig. 11.
Red
The charge status is equal to 10 % or less than 10 %. fig. 11.
Charge the high-voltage battery as soon as possible to prevent vehicle breakdowns fig. 11!
WARNING
Driving with the high-voltage battery low on charge could lead to breakdowns in road traffic, accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always ensure your high-voltage battery has a sufficient battery charge level.
WARNING
If the charge level of the high-voltage battery has reached the reserve charge level, the handling characteristics, e.g. the acceleration behavior, of the vehicle
may be altered. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the current visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions, as well as the charge level of the high-voltage
battery.
Always ensure your high-voltage battery has a sufficient battery charge level.
NOTICE
Self-discharging of the high-voltage battery, for example due to a long stationary period of several months, may damage the high-voltage battery in high ambient
temperatures and with a low battery charge level.
Always ensure your high-voltage battery has a sufficient battery charge level.
In very low outside temperatures, when the high-voltage battery is very cold, you may experience a limited range for electric driving.
Power display
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Fig. 12
In the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit: Power display (general example).
During travel, the power display shows
the current performance of the electric
drivetrain and the current electric drive
power or energy recuperation power.
Display concept
Using a bar split down the middle, the power display always shows the availability of energy recuperation fig. 12
(green) to the left and forward motion fig. 12
(blue) to the right. If the respective bar reaches to the end marking, there is unlimited availability. If there is any restriction, the bar is shown as correspondingly
shortened.
The current drive power is displayed dynamically using a lighter bar, either as recuperation power (light green) to the left or as propulsive power (light blue) to the
right.
If current drive power and currently available performance are equal in size (bars equal in length), the power limit of the electric drivetrain has been reached.
The power limit cannot be reached at all vehicle speeds.
Influencing factors
In additional to vehicle speed, the following influencing factors exist:
The availability of forward motion and energy recuperation depends on the battery charge level of the high-voltage battery. The energy recuperation can be
limited if the battery charge level is high, as can the forward motion if the battery charge level is low.
The high-voltage battery being at a very low or very high temperature can lead to a decrease in the available drive power. This affects forward motion and
energy recuperation.
WARNING
If the drive power of the electric drivetrain is reduced, the handling characteristics, e.g. the acceleration behavior, of the vehicle may be altered. This can cause
accidents and serious injuries.
Always adjust your speed and driving style to the current visibility, weather, road, and traffic conditions, and to the battery charge level of the high-voltage
battery.
Always ensure your high-voltage battery has a sufficient battery charge level.
ID. Light
ID. Light is an intelligent lighting
concept that shows you further
information about your vehicle status.
When the vehicle's drive system is
activated and while driving, information
about the current driving situation is
displayed via the ID. Light.
The ID. Light shows information and warnings of the following systems and functions:
Locking and unlocking.
Entry and exit lighting.
Charging processes.
Voice operation.
Telephone calls.
Navigation
Reduced driving power.
Brief interruptions to operation.
Steering wheel contact detection.
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Park Assist Plus.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist).
Some of the selection options shown in the submenu have no function.
You can change and expand which information is displayed by running an over-the-air update.
Brightness
1. Tap the Vehicle function key in the Infotainment system.
2. Select display content for Inside. Then tap the ID. Light function key.
3. Set the brightness with the touch control.
4. Tap the home button
to return to the previous menu.
Settings in the Infotainment system
Certain ID. Light functions can be activated or deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system.
The activated functions are highlighted in color.
1. Tap the home button
to return to the previous menu.
Service
Service menu
Opening the Service Menu
1. Tap the Vehicle function key in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap the Status function key.
3. Tap the Service function key to display the service information.
The activated functions are highlighted in color.
The mileage and the days to the next inspection service will be displayed.
4. Tap
to return to the previous menu.
Resetting the trip odometer
1. Tap the Vehicle function key in the Infotainment system.
2. In the Vehicle menu, tap the Status function key.
3. Tap the Distance driven function key.
4. Tap the 0.0 function key to reset the value.
Displaying the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
1. Tap the Vehicle function key in the Infotainment system.
2. In the Vehicle menu, tap the Status function key.
3. To display the vehicle identification number (VIN), tap the Service function key.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is displayed.
Service display
Displays about service events appear in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and in the Infotainment system.
Service notification
If an inspection service is due in the near future, a service reminder will be displayed when you switch on the ignition.
The specified mileage or time is the distance or time that can be driven until the next inspection service.
One of the following displays may appear:
Inspection service in xx miles.
Inspection service in xx days.
Service event
When an inspection service is due, a warning chime will sound and a wrench symbol
may appear on the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit for a few seconds,
together with the following indicator, when you switch on the ignition:
Please have an inspection service performed
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Checking a service interval in the Infotainment system
1. Tap the Vehicle function key.
2. Tap the Status function key.
3. Tap the Service function key to display the service information.
The activated functions are highlighted in color.
The mileage and the days to the next inspection service will be displayed.
Resetting the service display
The service display can only be reset as part of an inspection service by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The service message disappears automatically after a few seconds when the vehicle has been made drive-ready or when the
button on the multi-
function steering wheel is pressed.
Time and date
Setting the time and date in the Infotainment system
1. Tap the Settings function key Vehicle settings menu.
2. Select the Time and date menu item.
The time and date are only displayed in the Infotainment system.
Exit menu
You can adjust the settings of some
functions in the exit menu before
leaving the vehicle. The exit menu will
be displayed in the Infotainment system
when you switch off the ignition.
The entries shown depend on the vehicle equipment and may only be available under certain conditions. The adjustable functions include, for example:
Charging the high-voltage battery.
Stationary air conditioning
Hide
The exit menu is automatically hidden when you leave the vehicle. The exit menu will also be hidden after a short time, depending on the vehicle equipment.
1. To hide the exit menu manually, tap
Settings
You can adjust the order of the entries shown.
1. Tap
2. Reorder entries as required.
3. Tap
again.
Vehicle settings menu
You can switch individual functions and
systems on and off and adjust settings
in the vehicle settings menu in the
Infotainment system.
Opening the Vehicle settings Menu
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. If necessary, switch on the Infotainment system.
3. Tap the Vehicle function key.
4. Depending on the equipment: Tap the Vehicle menu item and choose between the Interior and
Exterior function keys.
Or: select the
menu item.
5. Open the preferred item from the submenus and set as desired.
System settings and vehicle information display
Depending on the version, information can be displayed or settings set in the Vehicle settings menu:
Depending on the vehicle equipment: 3D vehicle view (Interior or Exterior).
Depending on vehicle equipment: Performance monitor.
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Depending on vehicle equipment: Lap timer.
Driving Data.
Vehicle status.
After activating the vehicle's drive system when the 12 V vehicle battery is severely drained or has been replaced or jump-started, system settings, e.g. personal
convenience settings and programming, may be adjusted or deleted. Check and correct the settings after the 12 V vehicle battery is sufficiently recharged.
WARNING
If the driver is distracted, accidents and serious injuries can occur. Operating the Infotainment system can distract you from traffic.
Always drive attentively and responsibly.
Adjust settings in the Infotainment system only when the vehicle is stationary.
Dynamic Road Sign Display
Introduction
The Dynamic Road Sign Display detects
standard road signs using a camera in
the interior rearview mirror base and
informs the driver of detected speed
limits and passing restrictions. Within
the system limits, the system also
displays an additional sign to indicate
special restrictions. The system may
also continue to display the valid speed
limit on roads without signs.
The traffic signs recorded by the Dynamic Road Sign Display are shown in the display of the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Depending on the Infotainment system
installed in the vehicle, the road signs may also be displayed there.
Dynamic Road Sign Display is always active when the ignition is started.
Road sign display
Fig. 13 In the instrument cluster display: Example of detected speed limits.
After checking and evaluating the information from the camera, the Infotainment system, and the current vehicle data, the Dynamic Road Sign Display function
displays up to two valid traffic signs and a generic additional sign fig. 13:
1st position:The traffic sign that currently applies is shown on the left side of the display, for example a speed limit of 20 mph (35 km/h).
2nd position: Another road sign can be displayed in the second position, such as a passing restriction.
Additional signs: A recognized additional sign is displayed above the applicable traffic sign. Depending on the system, a generic additional sign is displayed
instead of the actually recognized additional sign. The applicable traffic sign in the display of the instrument cluster is supplemented by the generic
additional sign.
WARNING
The Dynamic Road Sign Display is not a replacement for the driver's attention and works only within the system limitations. Consequently, the Dynamic Road
Sign Display cannot detect all road signs and may not react, or may react with a delay, or may react in a way that is not desired. Driving recommendations and
road signs displayed in the Dynamic Road Sign Display may differ from the actual traffic situation.
Observe the system limitations Limits of the Dynamic Road Sign Display .
Always stay attentive and do not rely solely on the system. The driver is always responsible for control of the vehicle.
Traffic signs on the roads and traffic regulations must always take precedence over driving recommendations and displays from the Dynamic Road Sign
Display function.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
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Limits of the Dynamic Road Sign Display
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Error messages
No road signs available.
The system is in the initialization phase.
Or: the vehicle has not detected any road signs.
Error: Dynamic Road Sign Display.
System malfunction. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Speed Alert currently not available.
The speed alert from the Dynamic Road Sign Display is malfunctioning. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably
qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dynamic Road Sign Display: Clean windshield!
The windshield is dirty in the area around the camera or weather conditions are interfering with the camera
view. Clean the windshield.
Dynamic Road Sign Display is currently limited.
Data is not being transmitted by the Infotainment system. Check that valid map data is loaded in the
Infotainment system.
Or: The vehicle is located in an area that is not detected on the map stored in the Infotainment system.
No data available. The Dynamic Road Sign Display function is not supported in the country where the vehicle is currently being operated.
Functional limitations
The Dynamic Road Sign Display is subject to system limitations. The following conditions may cause the Dynamic Road Sign Display function to be limited or to no
operate at all:
High ambient temperature or long exposure to direct sunlight.
Poor visibility, such as in snow.
Glare, for example from oncoming traffic or the sun
High speeds
If the camera is obstructed or dirty
If road signs are outside of the camera’s visual field
If road signs are partially or completely covered, for example by trees, snow, dirt, or other vehicles.
If road signs are not in the standard format
If there are damaged or bent road signs
If there are variable traffic signs on overhead signs (variable display of road signs by LED s or other lighting).
If there is outdated map material in the Infotainment system
If there are stickers on vehicles that indicate road signs, such speed limits on commercial vehicles
Operating the Dynamic Road Sign Display
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Speed warning
If the Dynamic Road Sign Display function detects that a valid speed limit is being exceeded, it may warn the driver audibly, or visually and audibly, with a message
in the instrument cluster display.
The speed warning can be set or completely deactivated in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu. The speed warning can be set to a value of 0 mph
(0 km/h), 3 mph (5 km/h) or 5 mph (10 km/h) over the permitted speed.
Trailer mode
On vehicles with a trailer hitch installed at the factory and a trailer that is connected to the vehicle electrical system, the display of road signs relevant to a trailer,
such as the valid speed limit and passing restrictions for vehicles with a trailer, can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
For trailer mode, the display of valid speed limits can be adjusted to the model of the trailer and to the legal regulations. The setting can be set in increments of
10 km/h (5 mph) within a range of approx. 60 km/h (35 mph) and approx. 130 km/h (80 mph). If a speed is set that is higher than the permitted speed for driving wit
a trailer in the country or state where the vehicle is being operated, the Dynamic Road Sign Display function will automatically display the legal speed limit, for
example approx. 80 km/h (50 mph) in California.
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Safety
General information
Driving preparations and driving safety
Observe the following points before and during every trip, for your own safety and for the safety of your passengers and others on the road
:
Make sure the vehicle lighting and turn signals are functioning correctly.
Check the tire pressure and charge level Checking the tire pressure, Charging process indicator.
Check the washer fluid level Washer fluid.
Ensure that the windows are clear and provide good visibility Exterior care and cleaning.
The air flow to the electric drivetrain must not be blocked and the electric drivetrain must not be covered by covers or insulation
Safety precautions for
working in the hood space.
Secure all objects and luggage in the storage compartments and the luggage compartment
Transporting.
It must be possible to press the pedals without interference.
Secure children with child restraint systems that are appropriate for their weight and height
Transporting children safely.
Adjust the front seats, head restraints, and mirrors according to the size of the occupants
Seating position, Mirrors.
Wear shoes that give your feet good grip for operating the pedals.
The floormat in the driver side footwell must be kept clear from the pedal area and be secured.
Assume the correct seating position before driving and remain that way while driving. This also applies to all passengers
Seating position.
Fasten the safety belt correctly before you begin driving and keep it fastened while driving. This also applies to all passengers
Safety belts.
The number of passengers must not exceed the number of seats and safety belts.
Never drive when impaired, for example by medication, alcohol, or drugs.
Never allow yourself to be distracted from traffic, such as by adjusting settings, by opening menus, by passengers, or by phone calls.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the current visual, weather, road, and traffic conditions.
Follow driving rules and posted speed limits.
Take regular breaks on long trips. You should take a break at least every two hours.
Secure animals in the vehicle restraint systems that are appropriate for their weight and size.
Driving in other countries
Some countries have special safety standards and regulations that differ from the vehicle configuration. Volkswagen recommends that you inform yourself about
legal regulations and about the following points from an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility before driving in other countries.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Do technical modifications need to be made to the vehicle before driving in other countries, such as covering or adjusting the headlights?
Are the tools, diagnostic equipment, and replacement parts that are needed for maintenance and repair work available?
Is there an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility in the country where you will be driving?
Are fluids that meet Volkswagen specifications available in the country where you will be driving
Operating fluids and operating equipment ?
Will the navigation function in the factory-installed Infotainment system work with the existing navigation data in the country where you will be driving?
Are special tires needed in the country where you will be driving?
Is a fire extinguisher required in the country where you will be driving?
What are the requirements for a safety vest?
Does the country you are traveling to require a special charging cable?
Checks when charging
Never carry out work on the high-voltage system yourself! Only perform work in the hood space if you are familiar with the necessary steps and the general safety
precautions, and if the correct operating equipment, fluids, and suitable tools are available Safety precautions for working in the hood space . Have all work
performed by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Make sure that the following items are checked regularly:
Washer fluid level Washer fluid.
Engine coolant level Engine coolant.
Brake fluid level Brake fluid specifications.
Tire inflation pressure Checking the tire pressure .
Vehicle lighting Headlights which is necessary for traffic safety:
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Information on changing bulbs Exterior lighting.
DANGER
Read and heed the important safety instructions for the front passenger's front airbag
Safety notes on using child restraints .
DANGER
The voltage in the high-voltage system is dangerous may will cause burns, other injuries, and fatal electric shocks.
Read and heed the important safety information about the high-voltage system and the high-voltage battery
Safety instructions.
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.
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.
NOTICE
Volkswagen is not responsible for damage to the vehicle caused by substandard fuel, insufficient maintenance, or unsuitable replacement parts.
Volkswagen recommends the use of Volkswagen original parts or Volkswagen original accessories, which you can acquire from an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Having the vehicle serviced regularly not only maintains the value of the vehicle, but also contributes to operational safety and roadworthiness. Therefore, have
maintenance procedures performed according to Volkswagen instructions. Under extreme operating conditions, some work may need to be performed before the
next service is due. Extreme operating conditions can include frequent “stop-and-go” driving or driving in areas with a lot of dust in the air. For further
information, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Seating position
Introduction
Number of seats
The vehicle has a total of five seats: two seats in the front and three seats in the back.
Every seat is equipped with a safety belt.
WARNING
Sitting incorrectly in the vehicle can increase the risk of serious or fatal injuries during sudden driving or braking maneuvers, in the event of a collision or
accident, and if the airbags are deployed.
Before the vehicle starts to move, all vehicle occupants must always be in the correct seating position and maintain it while driving. Safety belts must
also be fastened and remain fastened.
The number of persons in the vehicle must not exceed the number of seats with safety belts.
Always secure children in the vehicle with an approved and suitable child restraint system according to the child's body size and weight
Transporting
children safely and Airbag system.
Always keep feet in the footwell while driving. For example, never rest feet on the seat or on the instrument panel and never hold feet out of the window.
Otherwise, if the airbag and the safety belt deploy, they could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident instead of providing protection.
Risk of injury due to an incorrect seating position
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The risk of serious or fatal injuries will increase if safety belts are not worn or are incorrectly fastened. Safety belts can only achieve the optimum protection if they
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are routed correctly. An incorrect seating position significantly impairs the protective function of the safety belt. This could result in serious or fatal injuries. The risk o
serious or fatal injuries increases even more if a deployed airbag strikes a passenger who is sitting in an incorrect seating position. The driver is responsible for all
vehicle occupants and especially for children who are being transported in the vehicle.
The following list includes examples of seating positions that could be dangerous for all vehicle occupants.
The following points always apply when the vehicle is in motion:
Never stand inside the vehicle.
Never stand on the seats.
Never kneel on the seats.
Never tilt your seat backrest too far back.
Never lean against the instrument panel.
Never lay down in the seats in the vehicle interior or on the rear bench seat.
Never sit only on the front section of the seat.
Never sit sideways on the seat.
Never lean against the window.
Never place your feet out of the window.
Never place your feet on the instrument panel.
Never place your feet on the seat cushion or on the seat backrest.
Never ride in the footwell.
Never sit on the armrests.
Never drive or ride in a seat without fastening your safety belt.
Never ride in the trunk.
WARNING
Incorrect seating positions in the vehicle increase the risk of serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or sudden driving and braking maneuvers,
especially if the airbags are deployed and exert force on a vehicle occupant who is not sitting correctly.
All vehicle occupants must always sit in the correct seating position and have their own safety belts correctly fastened while driving.
Correct seating position
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 14 General example: correct distance between the driver and the steering wheel, correct safety belt routing and correct head restraint adjustment.
The correct seating positions for the driver and passengers are specified in the information that follows. The safety belt and airbags only provide the optimum
protection when vehicle occupants are seated in a correct seating position.
If you have a physical impairment that prevents you from sitting correctly on the driver seat with a correctly worn safety belt and reaching the pedals, special
modifications to your vehicle may be necessary. For information on possible changes to your vehicle, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility qualified for this. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Alternatively, contact the Volkswagen Customer CARE Center at +00 (1) 800 822 8987.
For your safety and to reduce the risk of injuries in the event of a sudden braking maneuver or accident, Volkswagen recommends the following seating positions:
The following applies to all vehicle occupants:
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Adjust the head restraint so that the upper edge of the head restraint is in line with the upper portion of the head as much as possible, but not lower than eye
level. Position the back of the head as close as possible to the head restraint fig. 14.
For shorter individuals, slide the head restraint all the way downward, even if the head is then below the upper edge of the head restraint.
For taller individuals, move the head restraint upward all the way.
Keep both feet in the footwell while driving.
Adjust and fasten the safety belts correctly Safety belts.
The following additional points apply to the driver:
Adjust the forward/back position of the driver seat so that you can press the pedals while your legs are slightly bent and there is at least 10 cm (around
4 inches) of space between the instrument panel and your knees fig. 14.
Adjust the driver seat so that the top point of the steering wheel can be reached.
Position the seat backrest in an upright position, so that your back rests completely on the seat backrest.
Adjust the steering wheel so that the distance between the steering wheel and your chest is at least 25 cm (around 10 inches) fig. 14 and you can hold the
steering wheel firmly at the sides with both hands and your elbows slightly bent.
When adjusted, the steering wheel must always face your chest and not be directed toward your face.
In vehicles with head restraints that can be moved forward or back, position the head restraint so that it is as close as possible to the back of the head.
Always keep both feet in the footwell to keep control of the vehicle at all times.
The following additional points apply to the front passenger:
In vehicles with head restraints that can be moved forward or back, position the head restraint so that it is as close as possible to the back of the head.
Position the seat backrest in an upright position, so that your back rests completely on the seat backrest.
Move the front passenger seat back as far as possible so that the airbag can provide optimum protection if it deploys.
Safety belts
Introduction
Check the condition of all of the safety belts regularly. If there is damage to the belt fabric, the belt connections, the automatic safety belt retractor or the buckle,
have the affected safety belt replaced immediately by suitably qualified professionals
. The authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service
Facility must use the correct parts for the vehicle, equipment and model year. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
The risk of serious and fatal injuries increases if the safety belts are not worn or are worn incorrectly.
Safety belts are the most effective way to reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries in a collision. Before every trip, vehicle occupants must therefore
seat themselves correctly, fasten the safety belt that belongs to the seat they are using, and keep it fastened while the vehicle is in motion. This applies to
all passengers and at all times, including during city driving.
Secure only one person with a safety belt.
Secure children in the vehicle with a child restraint that is appropriate for their weight and height and with the safety belt used correctly
Transporting
children safely.
Never allow children or infants to ride on anyone's lap and never strap children or infants to another person with the same safety belt.
Only ever insert and latch the buckle tongue in the belt buckle for the corresponding seat. Using a buckle from another seat reduces the protection
provided by the safety belt and can cause serious injuries.
Do not wear extremely bulky, loose clothing in the vehicle, such as a coat over a sports jacket, because this could impair the fit and function of the safety
belt.
WARNING
If the belt webbing or other parts of the safety belts are damaged, the safety belts could tear during a collision or sudden braking maneuver and cause serious or
fatal injuries.
Never damage the safety belts by trapping them or chafing them on sharp edges.
Have damaged safety belts replaced immediately with new safety belts that are approved for the vehicle by Volkswagen. Safety belts that are stretched
during a collision must be replaced by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting
an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. It may be necessary to replace them even if there is no visible damage.
Check the safety belts' anchorage points as well.
Never try to repair, modify, or remove the safety belts yourself. Have all repairs to safety belts, safety belt retractors, and buckle components performed
only by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
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dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Fasten seat belts reminder and seat belt safety indicator
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 15 In the instrument cluster display: warning light.
The driver or front passenger has not fastened their safety belt. Fasten all safety belts.
When the ignition is switched on, several warning and indicator lamps light up temporarily as a function check. They then turn off after a few seconds.
A chime also sounds.
When the ignition is switched on, the red
warning light comes on for six seconds. A chime also sounds for up to six seconds if the driver safety belt is not
fastened. The chime ends when the driver fastens their safety belt. The warning lamps and chime go off when the driver and front passenger have fastened their
safety belts.
If the driver and front passenger do not both fasten their safety belts within 10 seconds after the warning chime has ended and the vehicle is driving at a speed
above approx. 25 km/h (approx. 15 mph), the chime sounds again for approx. 6 seconds, then stops for approx. 24 seconds, and then sounds again for approx. 6
seconds. The same happens if one of the safety belts is released while driving. The red
warning light comes on. A warning chime also sounds for up to two
minutes at 24-second intervals. The chime does not sound at speeds below approx. 8 km/h (approx. 5 mph).
When the ignition is switched on, the red
warning light comes on until the driver and front passenger have both fastened their safety belts.
WARNING
The risk of serious and fatal injuries increases if the safety belts are not worn or are worn incorrectly.
Fasten the safety belts and use them correctly to ensure that they provide optimum protection.
Using safety belts
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Checklist
Using safety belts
:
Check the condition of all of the safety belts regularly.
Keep safety belts clean.
Always keep foreign objects and fluids far away from the safety belt, the safety belt buckle, and the slot in the safety belt buckle.
Do not pinch or damage the safety belt and/or belt buckle, for example closing it in a door.
Never remove, modify, or repair the safety belt and belt fastening elements.
Always fasten the safety belt correctly before you begin driving and keep it fastened while driving.
Twisted safety belt
If the safety belt is difficult to pull out of the belt guide, the safety belt may have been pulled out too quickly when positioning the belt and may have become twisted
within the side trim panel:
1. Slowly and carefully pull the safety belt out completely by the belt buckle.
2. Untwist any twisted sections of the safety belt and guide the belt back slowly by hand.
If you cannot untwist the safety belt, fasten the safety belt anyway. The twist must not be in a section of the belt that rests directly on the body. Go to an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility immediately to have the belt untwisted. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
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Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Lockable safety belt
The safety belts on the rear seats and the safety belt on the front passenger seat are lockable and have an emergency locking function. With the locking function,
you can adjust the safety belt so that a child restraint is properly installed Securing a child restraint with a safety belt .
Safety belts may only be locked for certain child restraint systems Child restraints - overview.
An activated locking mechanism must be released when a vehicle occupant fastens their safety belt. To release the locking mechanism, push the red button in the
belt buckle and guide the belt back fully by hand.
WARNING
Incorrect handling of the safety belts increases the risk of severe or fatal injuries.
Check the safety belts and associated components regularly to ensure they function correctly.
Never attempt to repair safety belts. Have damaged safety belts replaced.
Always keep the safety belts clean.
Never damage the safety belts by trapping them or chafing them on sharp edges.
Always keep the belt buckle and insertion guide for the belt buckle free of foreign objects and fluids.
Fastening and unfastening the safety belts
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Safety belts that are fastened correctly hold vehicle occupants in the correct position during braking maneuvers or in a collision, in order to provide the maximum
protection
Fastening the safety belt
Fig. 16 Inserting the buckle tongue into the safety belt buckle.
Always fasten the safety belts before driving.
1. Adjust the front seat and head restraint correctly
Seating position.
2. Have the rear seat backrest locked into place in an upright position
3. Grab the belt and pull it evenly over the chest and pelvis. Do not twist the belt while doing this
4. Insert the buckle tongue securely in the safety belt buckle for that seat fig. 16.
5. Pull on the safety belt to make sure the buckle tongue is latched correctly in the safety belt buckle.
Unfastening the safety belt
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Fig. 17 Releasing the buckle tongue from the safety belt buckle.
Only unfasten the safety belt while the vehicle is stationary
1. Press the red button in the safety belt buckle fig. 17.
The buckle tongue will pop out.
2. Guide the belt back by hand so that the belt rolls up easily, the belt does not twist, and the trim panel is not damaged.
WARNING
Incorrect safety belt positioning or unfastening the safety belt while the vehicle is in motion can lead to serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or
braking maneuver.
Place the backrest in an upright position and position your safety belt correctly for your size to maximize the protective function of the safety belt.
Never unfasten the safety belt while the vehicle is in motion.
Safety belt positioning
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Safety belts only offer the optimum protection during a collision and reduce the risk of serious injury or death if they are fastened and positioned correctly. The
correct safety belt position also holds the vehicle occupant in place so that the airbags can provide their maximum protection if they deploy. Therefore, all vehicle
occupants should always fasten their own safety belts and make sure they are positioned correctly fig. 18.
An incorrect seating position can cause severe or fatal injuries Seating position.
Correct safety belt positioning
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Fig. 18 Correct safety belt positioning and correct head restraint adjustment.
The shoulder belt section of the safety belt must always be positioned over the center of the shoulder and never across the neck, above the arm, under the
arm, or behind the back.
The lap section of the safety belt must always lie across the lap and never over the stomach.
The safety belt must always rest flat and securely on the body. Retighten the belt if necessary.
Correct safety belt positioning for pregnant women
Fig. 19 Correct safety belt positioning for pregnant women.
For pregnant women, the safety belt must rest evenly across the chest and as low and flat as possible on the lap, so that no pressure is applied to the lower
abdomen. This should be done throughout the entire pregnancy fig. 19.
Adjusting the safety belt position to body size
The belt positioning can be adjusted with the following equipment:
Belt height adjusters for the front seats Safety belt height adjuster.
Height-adjustable front seats Seating position.
WARNING
Incorrect safety belt positioning can cause serious injuries in the event of an accident or during sudden braking or driving maneuvers.
Ensure your safety belt is positioned correctly.
Place the backrest in an upright position and position your safety belt correctly for your size to maximize the protective function of the safety belt.
Place the shoulder portion of the safety belt over the center of your shoulder, and never under your arm or across your neck.
Lay the safety belt flat and securely on the upper part of the body and pelvis. Retighten the belt if necessary.
Ensure the lap section of the safety belt lies across your lap and never over your stomach.
Throughout your pregnancy, ensure the safety belt rests evenly across your chest and as low and flat as possible on your lap. This will prevent pressure
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being applied to your lower abdomen.
Do not twist the safety belt while wearing it.
Never hold the safety belt away from the body with your hand.
Do not guide the safety belt over hard or breakable objects, such as eyeglasses, pens, or keys.
Do not modify how the safety belt is routed using belt clips, retaining loops, or similar objects.
Persons who cannot achieve the optimum belt routing due to physical conditions should contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility about possible special modifications that can be used to achieve the best possible protection with the safety belt and airbags. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety belt height adjuster
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Fig. 20 Next to the front seats: safety belt height adjuster.
You can use the safety belt height adjuster to adjust the safety belt routing in the shoulder area according to your individual body size, so that the safety belt can be
correctly fastened:
1. Push down and hold the safety belt height adjustment button in the direction of the arrows fig. 20.
2. Slide the safety belt height adjuster upward or downward until the safety belt lies over the center of the shoulder
Safety belt positioning.
3. Release the safety belt height adjustment button.
4. Pull hard on the safety belt to check that the safety belt height adjuster is engaged.
WARNING
Changing the safety belt height while driving may cause serious or fatal injuries.
Never adjust the safety belt height while driving.
Automatic safety belt retractor, safety belt pretensioner, safety belt load limiter
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The vehicle seat belts are part of the vehicle safety concept Airbag system. The vehicle safety concept has the following key functions:
Automatic safety belt retractor
Every safety belt is equipped with an automatic safety belt retractor on the shoulder belt section. If the safety belt is pulled slowly or while driving normally, the
shoulder belt will be able to move freely. The automatic safety belt retractor blocks the safety belt from moving if the safety belt is pulled out quickly, for example
during sudden braking maneuvers, when driving on hills, when driving around curves and when accelerating.
Safety belt pretensioners
The safety belts for the driver and front seat passenger are equipped with safety belt pretensioners.
Safety belt pretensioners are activated by sensors and tighten the safety belts in the event of severe front-on, side and rear collisions or if the vehicle rolls over. If
the safety belt is loose, it retracts. This can reduce the forward movement of the vehicle occupants and movement of the vehicle occupants in the direction of the
collision. The safety belt pretensioner works together with the airbag system. The safety belt pretensioner is only activated during a rollover accident if the Side
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Curtain Protection® airbags are deployed.
Fine dust may appear if airbags deploy. This is completely normal and does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
WARNING
The safety belt pretensioners only provide protection for one deployment. If the safety belt pretensioners deploy, the system must be replaced.
Have deployed safety belt pretensioners and affected system components replaced immediately with new parts that are approved by Volkswagen for the
vehicle.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Authorized Volkswagen dealers and authorized Volkswagen Service
Facilities have the required tools, diagnostic devices, repair information, and qualified personnel. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Never install safety belt pretensioner components removed from scrap vehicles or from recycling.
Never modify any components of the safety belt pretensioners.
Safety belt load limiter
Safety belt load limiters reduce the force placed on the body by the safety belts during a collision.
When disposing of the vehicle or of individual system components, all safety precautions must be observed. An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility will be familiar with these provisions Safety belt pretensioner servicing and disposal. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety belt pretensioner servicing and disposal
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
When working on safety belt pretensioners, as well as when removing and installing other vehicle components as part of repair work, the safety belts can become
damaged without you noticing. This may cause the safety belt pretensioner to function incorrectly or prevent it from functioning in the event of an accident.
The instructions must be followed so that the effectiveness of the safety belt pretensioner is not impaired and removed components do not cause injuries and
environmental pollution. An authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility will be familiar with these provisions. Volkswagen recommend
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
WARNING
Repairs that you perform yourself or that are performed incorrectly on the safety belts, automatic safety belt retractors, and safety belt pretensioners can
increase the risk of severe or fatal injuries. The safety belt pretensioner may not deploy when it should, or it may deploy unexpectedly.
Never perform repairs, adjustments, or removal and installation of components of the safety belt pretensioners or safety belts yourself. Only have these
procedures performed by suitably qualified professionals Accessories, replacement parts, repairs, and modifications. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Safety belts, safety belt pretensioners and automatic safety belt retractors cannot be repaired. These components must be replaced.
Some parts of the vehicle, such as the airbag module and safety belt pretensioners, may contain perchlorate. Special handling may be necessary. For further
Airbag system
Introduction
The vehicle is equipped with a front airbag for the driver and one for the front passenger. The front airbags can offer additional protection for the chest and head of
the driver and front passenger as long as the seat, the safety belt, the head restraint, and the steering wheel are adjusted and used correctly. Airbags are only
designed to offer supplementary protection. Airbags are not a replacement for safety belts. Safety belts must always be worn, even if the front seats are fitted with
front airbags.
WARNING
Never rely only on the airbag system for protection.
Even when an airbag deploys, it only offers supplementary protection.
The airbag system provides optimum protection when the safety belt is worn correctly and it reduces the risk of injury
Safety belts.
Before every trip, everyone in the vehicle must seat themselves correctly, fasten the safety belt that belongs to the seat they are using, and keep it
fastened while the vehicle is in motion. This applies to all passengers and at all times, including during city driving.
WARNING
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Sitting too close to the steering wheel or the instrument panel reduces the effectiveness of the airbags and increases the risk of injury in the event of a collision.
Adjust the driver seat so that there is a distance of at least 10 inches (25 cm) between your chest and the center of the steering wheel.
Adjust the front passenger seat so that there is the greatest possible distance between the front passenger and the instrument panel.
If body characteristics mean that this is not possible, see an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have special
modifications made. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If you have not fastened your safety belt correctly, if you lean forwards, sit sideways or are in any way seated outside the intended sitting position, the
risk of you being injured is far higher.
Make sure that your safety belt is fastened correctly to reduce the risk of injury if an airbag deploys.
When using a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger’s seat, the risk of life-threatening or fatal injuries in the event of a collision increases for
the child. Never use rear-facing child restraints on the front passenger’s seat.
Make sure that children under 12 years of age always sit on a rear seat. Children that are not correctly strapped in can suffer serious or even fatal injuries
if the airbag deploys.
Secure children in the vehicle with a child restraint that is appropriate for their weight and height and with the safety belt used correctly.
Adjust the front seats correctly.
Never drive with the backrest angled too far back or forward.
Position the seat backrest in an upright position, so that your back rests completely on the seat backrest.
Always keep feet in the footwell while driving. For example, never rest feet on the seat or on the instrument panel and never hold feet out of the window.
Otherwise, if the airbag and the safety belt deploy, they could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident instead of providing protection.
WARNING
The risk of injury if the airbag deploys increases if there are objects located between vehicle occupants and the airbag deployment zone. These objects could
change the deployment zone of the airbag or could strike the vehicle occupants.
Never hold objects in your hands or on your lap while driving.
Never transport objects on the front passenger's seat. During sudden braking or driving maneuvers, the objects could move into the airbag deployment
zone and then be thrown through the vehicle interior if the airbag deploys.
There should be no people, animals, or objects between the occupants of the front seats or outer rear seats and the airbag deployment zone. Make sure
that child and adult passengers also follow these instructions.
WARNING
The airbag system only provides protection for one deployment. If the airbags deploy, the system must be replaced.
Have deployed airbags and affected system components replaced immediately with new parts approved by Volkswagen for the vehicle.
Only have suitably qualified professionals make repairs or modifications to a vehicle. Suitably qualified professionals have the required tools, diagnostic
devices, repair information, and qualified personnel. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen
Service Facility.
Never install airbag components removed from scrap vehicles or from recycling.
Never modify any components of the airbag system.
WARNING
Fine dust and water vapor can develop when the airbags deploy. This is normal and does not indicate a fire in the vehicle.
The fine dust can irritate the skin and mucous membranes in the eyes and can cause breathing problems, particularly for individuals who have asthma or
other respiratory conditions. To reduce the risk of breathing problems, exit the vehicle or open the windows or doors for fresh air.
If you come into contact with the dust, wash your hands and face with mild soap and water before eating anything.
Do not allow the dust to come into contact with your eyes or any open wounds.
Flush your eyes with water if dust enters them.
WARNING
Cleaners that contain solvents can make the surface of the airbag module porous. Plastic pieces that come loose could cause serious injuries in the event of a
collision with airbag deployment.
Never treat the instrument panel and the surface of the airbag modules with cleaners that contain solvents.
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Advanced Airbag System
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Read and follow the introductory information and safety precautions
Safety notes on using child restraints .
An active passenger’s front airbag presents serious dangers for a child
. For this reason, all children under the age of twelve must be secured in the rear
seats while the vehicle is in motion.
The Advanced Airbag System, together with the side and Side Curtain Protection® airbags, is checked every time the ignition is switched on. The yellow airbag
indicator light
comes on briefly and turns off after several seconds.
Features of the Advanced Airbag System:
Front passenger's front airbag in the instrument panel
Yellow indicator light
in the instrument cluster display.
Yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
Yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
If the status of the
indicator light is one of the following, the Advanced Airbag System must be checked by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility:
The indicator light does not come on for several seconds when the ignition is switched on.
The indicator light stays on after the ignition is switched on.
The indicator light comes on or flashes again after it is turned off.
The indicator light comes on while driving.
Advanced Airbag System, small children, child restraints and children on the front passenger seat
The Advanced Airbag System in your vehicle has been certified and complies with the regulations of the United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard
(FMVSS) 208 and the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 at the time of vehicle manufacture. In accordance with the requirements, the system o
the passenger's side has been designed to “inhibit” deployment for small children of up to 12 months of age and “low-risk deployment” for children of between three
and six years of age.
The airbag on the passenger's side is a potential danger for children when it is deployed. The front passenger seat is not the safest seat for a child in a forward-
facing child restraint and is a very dangerous seat for a child or small child in a backward-facing child restraint.
The Advanced Airbag System has a capacitive detection system in the seat cushion of the front passenger seat which detects whether a baby, small child or child is
in a child restraint on the front passenger seat.
The capacitive detective detection system measures the electrical capacity of a child, the child restraint and a child's blanket on the front passenger seat.
The electrical capacity of a child restraint depends on the child restraint type. Together with the average capacity values of small children and one-year-old children
the capacity values of all child restraints specified in accordance with FMVSS 213 and CMVSS 213 are stored in the Advanced Airbag System control module.
These are compared with the values detected. Only use child restraints that are specified according to these standards and have been approved by the child
restraint manufacturer for use with airbag systems. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published a list of certified child restraint
models for use with the Advanced Airbag System in accordance with FMVSS 208.
Only install child restraints on the front passenger seat under exceptional circumstances. Carefully read all of the information about child restraints and the
Advanced Airbag System beforehand and follow all instructions and warnings. Make sure that the system has correctly detected the child restraint on the front
passenger seat and the front passenger's front air bag has been switched off. The yellow
PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light will come on.
DANGER
The front passenger seat of a vehicle is a potential danger to children (even for advanced airbags). In the event that front passenger seat air bags are deployed,
children who are completely unsecured in an unsecured child restraint or in a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will suffer serious or fatal
injuries.
Even if your vehicle is equipped with an Advanced Airbag System, make sure that children (particularly children younger than 12 years of age) are
always transported in such a way that they are secured to the rear seats according to their age and size.
Indicator light for front passenger’s front airbag
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
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Fig. 21 In the roof console: indicator light (general example) for the switched off front passenger's front airbag.
Fig. 22 In the roof console: Indicator light (general example) for the activated front passenger's front airbag.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
fig. 21 comes on as soon as the Advanced Airbag System has deactivated the front passenger airbag.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
fig. 22 comes on as soon as the Advanced Airbag System has activated the front passenger airbag.
If the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
malfunctions, the yellow indicator light
appears in the instrument cluster to indicate a malfunction. A
faulty indicator light does not affect the function of the front passenger's front airbag, but the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
can no longer be
used to display the status of the front passenger's front airbag. Get professional assistance immediately to have the system checked. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The yellow
PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light blinks for around five seconds in the following situations:
The capacitive passenger detection system detects that the front passenger seat is not occupied.
The capacitive passenger detection system detects a child restraint according to FMVSS 208 or CMVSS 208
Airbag system.
The yellow
PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light blinks for around five seconds when the capacitive passenger detection system has detected an adult
occupying the seat. The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
then lights up for about 60 seconds and goes out.
Ensure that the status of the airbag (on or off) is shown correctly by the indicator light according to the load on the seat.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
must come on when the ignition is switched on and an infant carrier or child restraint is installed on the
front passenger seat and the measured capacity is less than or equal to the capacity of an average one-year old child in a child restraint system as per FMVSS 208
If the front passenger seat is not occupied, the front passenger's front airbag is also deactivated and the indicator light remains on.
Never install a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat. The safest place for a child restraint is on the rear seat.
Under these conditions, the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
must come on permanently whenever the ignition is on. If this is not the case, sto
the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and follow these instructions:
Switch the ignition off for at least 4 seconds and then on again.
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Remove the child restraint from the front passenger seat and install it again according to the manufacturer's instructions. When doing so, ensure that the child
restraint is installed correctly.
Ensure that the safety belt has been guided around the child restraint correctly and that it is secure.
Ensure that there are no electronic devices on the front passenger seat.
Ensure that the safety belt and belt buckle are working correctly and not blocked.
Ensure that no seat heating or similar systems have been retrofitted.
Ensure that there are no damp objects on the front passenger seat.
If the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
still does not come on, remove the child restraint immediately and install it on the rear seat. Visit an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility as soon as possible to have the airbag system checked. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
must not come on if the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult. However, if this is the case, stop th
vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and ensure the following:
Ensure that the passenger is sitting in the middle of the seat and that the backrest is upright.
Ensure that the belt is correctly positioned and tight.
Ensure that there are no other objects on the seat cushion, such as blankets or booster seats, that could affect the system's ability to detect a passenger.
If the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
is still permanently on, the passenger must move to the rear seat. Visit an authorized Volkswagen deale
or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility as soon as possible to have the airbag system checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen
dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If the status of the Advanced Airbag System changes when you are driving, the relevant yellow indicator light blinks for around five seconds. Stop the vehicle as
soon as it is safe to do so and follow the instructions specified here.
If the system recognizes an unoccupied front passenger seat or child restraint according to FMVSS 208 or CMVSS 208, the front passenger airbag remains
deactivated and the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
comes on permanently. If the front passenger seat is unoccupied and the passenger's
safety belt is fastened, the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
also comes on permanently.
If the front passenger seat is occupied by an adult, the front passenger airbag is activated and the yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
blinks for
around five seconds when the capacitive passenger detection system has detected an adult occupying the seat. The yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
then lights up for about 60 seconds and goes out.
Troubleshooting
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
Airbag system or safety belt pretensioners malfunction
The yellow indicator light stays on. There may also be a message in the instrument cluster display.
A malfunction has been detected in at least one of the airbags or safety belt pretensioners.
1. Visit an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility and have the airbag system and safety belt pretensioners checked.
Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Airbag system or safety belt pretensioners deactivated with diagnostic device
After the ignition is switched on, the yellow indicator light turns on for about four seconds and then blinks for about twelve seconds. There may also be a message i
the instrument cluster display.
At least one airbag or safety belt pretensioner has been switched off by a diagnostic device.
1. Have a suitably qualified professional check whether the airbag system or safety belt pretensioners need to remain switched off. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Front passenger's front airbag switched off
The yellow indicator light stays on.
The front passenger's front airbag is switched off.
1. Check whether the front passenger's front airbag has to be switched off.
2. If the front passenger's front airbag is incorrectly switched off, there may be a malfunction in the airbag system. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Front passenger's front airbag enabled
The yellow indicator light blinks for about five seconds when the capacitive passenger detection system has detected an adult occupying the seat. The yellow
indicator light then lights up for about 60 seconds and goes out.
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The front passenger's front airbag is switched on.
1. Ensure that the correct status of the airbag (on or off) is shown by the indicator light according to the load on the seat.
Airbag description and function
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The airbag can protect vehicle occupants in a collision by reducing the movement of vehicle occupants in the direction of the impact during frontal and side
collisions.
The airbag is filled by a gas generator when it deploys. When this occurs, the airbag covers open and the airbags unfold with great force into their deployment
zones within milliseconds. When vehicle occupants who are wearing safety belts sink into the airbags, the gas contained in the airbags is released in order to
cushion the individuals and slow their movement. This can reduce the risk of serious and fatal injuries. The airbag cannot always prevent other injuries, such as
swelling, bruises, burns, and abrasions. Heat from friction can develop when the airbag deploys.
Airbags do not provide any protection for arms and the lower part of the body.
The most important factors for triggering airbag deployment are the type of collision, the angle of impact, the vehicle speed, and the characteristics of the object wit
which the vehicle is colliding. Therefore, the airbags will not deploy in all situations where there is visible vehicle damage.
The deployment of the airbag system depends on the vehicle deceleration rate resulting from the impact, which is detected by an electronic control module. If the
deceleration rate is below the minimum value programmed into the control module, then the airbags will not be deployed even though there may be significant
vehicle damage. The extent of vehicle damage, the repair costs, or even the absence of vehicle damage in a collision are not indicators of whether the airbag shoul
have deployed or not. Because situations can vary greatly among different collisions, it is not possible to define a range of vehicle speeds and reference values.
Therefore, it is not possible to cover every conceivable type of impact and impact angle that could trigger airbag deployment. Among other things, important factors
for airbag deployment include the characteristics of the object with which the vehicle collides (hard or soft), the angle of impact, and the vehicle speed.
Airbags are only a supplement to the three-point safety belts in some collisions when the deceleration of the vehicle is great enough to trigger airbag deployment.
Airbags can only deploy once, and only under certain conditions. The safety belts are always there to provide protection in situations where the airbags do not
deploy or if they have already deployed — for example, this may be the case if the vehicle collides with another vehicle or is hit by another vehicle after the initial
impact.
The airbag system is part of the entire passive vehicle safety concept. The airbag system can only provide the best possible protection when it works in conjunction
with safety belts that are fastened correctly and a correct seating position
Seating position, Safety belts.
Components of the vehicle safety concept
The vehicle safety concept is comprised of the following safety features in the vehicle that reduces the risk of serious and fatal injuries. Depending on vehicle
equipment, some equipment may not be installed in the vehicle or may not be available in some countries.
Optimized safety belts in all seating positions.
Safety belt pretensioners for the driver and front passenger.
Belt tension limiter for the driver and front passenger and for the outer rear seats.
Belt height adjusters for the front seats.
Red warning light
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Advanced Airbag System for the driver and front passenger.
Capacitive passenger detection system for the front passenger's airbag.
Side airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Side Curtain Protection® for outer seats.
Yellow airbag indicator light
Yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
in the roof console.
Yellow PASSENGER AIR BAG indicator light
in the roof console.
Control modules and sensors.
Safety-optimized and height-adjustable head restraints.
Adjustable steering column.
Anchorage points for child restraints on the rear seats.
Anchorage points for the top tether strap for child restraints.
How the components of the Advanced Airbag System work together:
On the passenger's side, regardless of whether the safety belt is being used or not, the front passenger's front airbag is switched off if the electrical capacity
measured on the front passenger seat by the capacitive passenger detection system is smaller than the value saved in the control module. The front passenger's
front airbag is also switched off if the measured capacity corresponds to the value for an infant of around one year old in a child restraint certified in accordance with
the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.
The indicator light for the front passenger's front airbag lights up continuously to tell you that the Advanced Airbag System on the front passenger side has been
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deactivated.
Situations where front airbags, side airbags or Side Curtain Protection® airbags do not deploy:
If the ignition is switched off in a collision.
Deceleration measured at the vehicle front end during the collision is too low for the control module.
In minor side collisions.
The dynamics measured by the control module during a rollover are too low.
In rear collisions.
If the collision speed is lower than the required reference value in the control module.
Components of the Advanced Airbag System
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The following components are essential parts of the Advanced Airbag System:
Capacitive passenger detection system in the front passenger seat.
Optimized safety belts with safety belt pretensioners and safety belt load limiters.
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger.
Airbag indicator light
PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light
PASSENGER AIR BAG
indicator light
Control modules and sensors.
WARNING
Airbags and safety belt pretensioners that do not function properly can cause serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident.
If the airbag indicator light turns on, have the system inspected by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility as soon
as possible. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Only use original Volkswagen replacement parts and have the installation performed by authorized specialists only.
Never use used or recycled airbags or parts in the Advanced Airbag System. Only use new parts.
WARNING
Damage to the front passenger seat may affect the function of the Advanced Airbag System and cause severe or fatal injuries.
Have damaged components in the front passenger seat and the capacitive detection system replaced by authorized specialists as soon as possible.
Never remove the front passenger seat or components of the front passenger seat, such as seat surfaces, wires, lines or seat covers.
Never damage the seat covers or the seat surface of the front passenger seat.
Never use protective covers or seat surfaces on the front passenger seat as these affect the capacitive detection system.
Never transport electronic or electrical objects on or under the front passenger seat as these affect the capacitive detection system.
Never use protective covers, cushions or similar items on the front passenger seat as these affect the capacitive detection system.
Never install seat heating on the front passenger seat.
Never replace the seat cover on the front passenger seat.
WARNING
If the front passenger seat becomes wet or damp, this can cause the Advanced Airbag System to malfunction.
Allow the seat to dry as soon as possible and check it for damage.
Front airbags
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
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