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3. Press the lever all the way up until it locks flush with the steering column trim panel
WARNING
Incorrect use of the steering wheel adjuster and an incorrect steering wheel adjustment could cause serious or fatal injuries.
Always push the lever fig. 57
upward into its locked position after adjusting so that you do not change the steering wheel position unintentionally while
driving.
Never adjust the steering wheel while driving. If you find the steering wheel must be adjusted while driving, stop the vehicle safely and adjust the steering
wheel correctly.
The steering wheel must always face toward the chest and never toward the face. Otherwise, the protective function of the driver’s front airbag may be
limited in the event of an accident.
To reduce the risk of injuries if the driver's front airbag deploys, always hold the outer edge of the steering wheel firmly with both hands in the nine o'clock
and three o'clock position fig. 58.
Never hold the steering wheel in the twelve o'clock position or in any other way, such as holding the center of the steering wheel. Otherwise, the arms,
hands, and head could be seriously injured if the driver’s front airbag deploys.
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Seats and head restraints
Front seats
Introduction
The following information describes the various options for adjusting the front seats. Always make sure the seats are adjusted to the correct position
Introduction.
WARNING
Driving in an incorrect seating position due to seats being adjusted incorrectly may cause serious injuries.
Adjust the front seats according to the correct seating position each time before driving and make sure all passengers have their safety belts fastened
correctly.
Move the front passenger seat all the way back.
WARNING
Adjusting the seats incorrectly can cause accidents and serious injuries.
Only adjust the seats when the vehicle is stationary. Otherwise, the position of the seats could change unexpectedly while driving and you could lose
control of the vehicle. You could also put yourself in an incorrect seating position.
Only adjust the height, angle, and forward/back position of the front seats when there is no one within the seat’s range of movement.
Do not restrict the movement of the seats by placing objects within their range of movement.
The adjusting and locking areas of the seats must not be dirty.
WARNING
Using seat covers or protective covers incorrectly can result in unintentionally operating the seat adjusters, and the front seats could move unexpectedly while
driving. This could cause you to lose control of the vehicle. This can cause accidents and injuries. The electrical components in the front seats could also be
damaged.
Never install or secure seat covers and protective covers on the electrical controls.
Only use seat covers or protective covers that are specifically approved for use in your vehicle.
WARNING
Lighters in the vehicle can become damaged or ignite unintentionally. This can cause severe burns and vehicle damage.
Before adjusting any seat, always make sure that there are no cigarette lighters near the moving parts of the seat.
NOTICE
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.
Never touch the seats with sharp-edged objects. Sharp-edged objects, such as zippers, rivets on clothing, or belts, can cause surface damage. Open
hook and loop fasteners can also cause damage.
Manually adjusting front seats
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The information that follows describes all possible controls. Depending on the seat version, the number of controls may vary.
The controls on the front passenger seat are a mirror image of those for the driver seat.
A seat may have both manual and power controls.
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Fig. 59 On the driver seat: Controls.
Pull the lever to slide the front seat forward or backward. The front seat must lock into place after the lever is released.
To adjust the backrest, pull the lever, lean forward or backward and release the lever again.
If necessary, move the lever upward or downward multiple times to adjust the height of the seat.
Adjusting power front seats
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The electric controls differ depending on the country and vehicle equipment and may vary according to the seat design.
The controls on the front passenger seat are a mirror image of those for the driver seat.
A seat may have both manual and power controls.
Fig. 60 Switch on the driver seat: Adjusting the front seat forward/back, the height and angle of the seat surface, and the front seat backrest.
Press the switch in the direction of the arrow:
Slide the seat forward or backward.
Adjust the angle of the seat surface.
Adjust the height of the seat.
Adjust the angle of the backrest.
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Fig. 61 Switch on the driver seat: Adjusting the lumbar support.
Press the switch in the direction you would like the lumbar support to move.
Move the curvature of the lumbar support forward.
Move the curvature of the lumbar support backward.
Raise the curvature of the lumbar support.
Move the curvature of the lumbar support down.
WARNING
Careless or unintended use of the power front seats can cause serious injuries.
The power front seats can also be adjusted when the ignition is switched off. Never leave children or people requiring assistance in the vehicle.
In case of an emergency, interrupt the power adjustment by pressing another switch.
NOTICE
Incorrect usage may damage the electric components in the front seats.
Do not kneel on the front seats and do not otherwise concentrate pressure on specific points of the seat cushion and backrest.
If the 12 V vehicle battery charge level is too low, the seat may not be able to be adjusted with the power controls.
Seat adjustments will be canceled while the vehicle's drive system is being activated.
Rear seats
Introduction
The following information describes the various options for adjusting the rear seats. Always make sure the seats are adjusted to the correct position
Correct
seating position.
WARNING
Incorrectly positioned rear seats increase the risk of serious injuries if an accident occurs.
Before every journey, ensure that the rear seats are positioned so that all passengers are sitting upright and have their safety belts on correctly.
Only adjust the rear seats when there is no one within the range of movement of the seats.
WARNING
If you adjust the rear seats while driving, you will adopt the wrong sitting position. In addition, the rear seats may move unexpectedly during the journey. This will
increase the risk of serious injuries if an accident occurs.
Only adjust the rear seats when the vehicle is stationary.
WARNING
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Lighters in the vehicle can become damaged or ignite unintentionally. This can cause severe burns and vehicle damage.
Before adjusting any seat, always make sure that there are no cigarette lighters near the moving parts of the seat.
WARNING
Incorrect use of the rear center armrest may cause serious injuries.
The rear center armrest must always be folded up during journeys.
If the center armrest is folded down, the center rear bench seat must never be used by either adults or children.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest.
NOTICE
Objects in the luggage compartment may get into the space between the seat and the luggage compartment floor when the rear seat is adjusted. This may
cause damage.
Remove all objects located between the seat and luggage compartment floor before you move the rear seat.
NOTICE
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.
Never touch the seats with sharp-edged objects. Sharp-edged objects, such as zippers, rivets on clothing, or belts, can cause surface damage. Open
hook and loop fasteners can also cause damage.
Folding the rear bench seat backrest forward or backward
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
The seat backrest is divided. Each part of the rear seat backrest can be folded forward individually to enlarge the luggage compartment.
Folding the rear seat backrest forward and down with the release button
Fig. 62 In the rear seat backrest: release button.
1. Move the head restraints all the way down.
2. Pull the release button fig. 62 forward while folding the rear seat backrest forward and down.
The corresponding backrest part of the rear seat backrest is released when the red marking fig. 62 can be seen.
Folding the rear seat backrest up and back
1. Fold the rear seat backrest to the back and push firmly into the catch until it securely engages
The red marking fig. 62 must no longer be visible.
WARNING
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Folding and unfolding the rear seat backrest in an uncontrolled or careless manner may cause severe injury.
Always take care that no people or animals are in the way of the rear seat backrest when folding it forward and down.
Never fold the rear seat backrest forward or back while driving.
Make sure the safety belt is not pinched or damaged when folding the rear seat backrest back.
Keep hands, fingers, feet and other body parts away from the rear seat backrest when folding forward or back.
Each rear seat backrest must always be securely engaged to ensure that the safety belts in the rear seats can provide the maximum protection. Take
extra care especially with the middle seat in the rear bench seat. If a seat on the rear bench is used without the rear seat backrest being engaged, the
vehicle occupant will move forward with the rear seat backrest in the event of sudden braking and driving maneuvers or a collision.
A red marking fig. 62 indicates that the rear seat backrest is not engaged. Always check that the red marker is not visible when the rear seat backrest is
in the upright position.
Never allow people to sit in a rear seat if that rear seat backrest is folded forward or is not engaged.
NOTICE
Folding and unfolding the rear seat backrest in an uncontrolled or careless manner may cause damage to the vehicle or other objects.
Before folding the rear seat backrest forward, always adjust the front seats so that the head restraint or padding on the rear seat backrest does not press
against the front seats.
Before folding the rear seat backrest forward, always take care that there are no objects in its path.
Head restraints
Introduction
The information that follows describes how the head restraints can be adjusted and removed. Always make sure the seats are adjusted to the correct position
Correct seating position.
All seats are equipped with head restraints. The head restraints are specially approved for the relevant seat and should not be installed in another seat in the
vehicle.
The center rear head restraint (depending on the vehicle equipment) is only intended for the center seat on the rear bench seat. Therefore do not install this head
restraint in any other position.
There are notches in the head restraint supports so that they can be locked in different positions. Only head restraints which are correctly mounted can lock into the
notches within the adjustable range. To prevent the head restraints from being removed unintentionally after mounting, there are stops at the top and bottom of the
adjustable range.
Correct head restraint adjustment
Adjust the head restraint so that the upper edge of the head restraint is in line with the upper portion of the head as much as possible, but not lower than eye level.
Position the back of the head as close as possible to the head restraint.
Head restraint adjustment for shorter persons
Slide the head restraint all the way down, even if the head is then below the upper edge of the head restraint. When the head restraint is in the lowest position, ther
may be a small gap between the head restraint and the backrest.
Head restraint adjustment for taller persons
Move the head restraint up all the way.
WARNING
Driving with head restraint that have been removed or adjusted incorrectly increases the risk of serious or fatal injuries in the event of an accident or sudden
driving and braking maneuvers.
If a person is sitting in a seat, always drive with the head restraint correctly installed and adjusted on that seat.
If a person is sitting in a seat, adjust the head restraint according to their height.
Never adjust the head restraint while driving.
NOTICE
Removing and fitting the head restraints incorrectly may cause damage.
When removing and installing the head restraint, make sure the head restraint does not hit the headliner, the front seat backrest, or other vehicle
components.
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Adjusting the head restraints
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Adjusting the height of the front head restraint
Fig. 63 Adjusting the front head restraint (general example).
1. Push the head restraint upward in the direction of the arrow or slide it downward while pressing the button fig. 63.
The head restraint must lock securely into the top position or into an intermediate position. In the bottom position, where the guide rod is slid completely into the
guide rail, the head restraint does not lock.
Adjusting the height of the rear head restraint
Fig. 64 Adjusting the rear head restraint (general example).
1. If necessary, slide the head restraint upward or downward in the direction of the arrow and when pressing the fig. 64 button.
The head restraint must lock securely into place.
Removing and installing the head restraints
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
and Introduction.
Removing the front head restraints
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Fig. 65 Removing the front head restraint (general example).
1. Lower the head restraint if necessary.
2. To unlock, press down the ring around the guide rod of the head restraint fig. 65.
3. Pull out the head restraint in the direction of the arrow fig. 65.
Installing the front head restraints
1. Position the head restraint correctly above the head restraint guides and insert into the guides on the seat backrest.
2. Slide the head restraint downward until it engages into the guide rods.
3. Adjust the head restraint to the correct position.
Removing the rear head restraint
Fig. 66 Removing the rear head restraint (general example).
1. If necessary, adjust the seat backrest so that the head restraint can be removed.
2. Slide the head restraint all the way upward.
3. Pull the head restraint all the way out while pressing the fig. 66 button.
Installing the rear head restraint
1. Release the backrest of the rear bench seat and fold forwards.
2. Position the head restraint correctly above the head restraint guides and insert into the guides on the seat backrest.
3. Push the head restraint downward while pressing the fig. 66 button.
4. Fold the rear bench seat backrest toward the rear and lock it securely into place.
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5. Adjust the head restraint to the correct position.
Seat functions
Center armrest
Front center armrest
Fig. 67 Front center armrest.
To lift: Pull the center armrest up in the direction of the arrow fig. 67.
To lower: Pull the center armrest up fully. Then press the center armrest down.
Depending on vehicle equipment, there may be a storage compartment located under the center armrest.
WARNING
If the front center armrest is opened all the way or not completely closed, it can limit the driver’s ability to move his or her arms, which can cause accidents and
serious injuries.
Always keep the storage compartments closed while driving.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest. This incorrect seating position can cause serious injuries.
Rear center armrest
Fig. 68 Folding center armrest in the rear (general example).
There may be a folding armrest in the backrest of the rear center seat.
To fold forward: pull the center armrest in the direction of the arrow using the loop fig. 68.
To fold back: fold the center armrest upward in the opposite direction of the arrow fig. 68 and press it all the way toward the seat backrest.
Passengers must not sit in the center rear seat when the center armrest is folded down.
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WARNING
Incorrect use of the rear center armrest may cause serious injuries.
The rear center armrest must always be folded up during journeys.
If the center armrest is folded down, the center rear bench seat must never be used by either adults or children.
Never allow an adult or child to ride on the center armrest.
Memory function
Memory buttons
Fig. 69 On the outer side of the driver’s seat: memory buttons.
Driver seat and outside mirror settings can be saved and called up using the memory buttons.
Storing the driver's seat and outside mirror settings for driving forward
1. Set the electronic parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to neutral.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Adjust the driver's seat and outside mirror.
5. Press and hold the
fig. 69 button for longer than one second.
6. Press the desired memory button within approximately ten seconds.
A chime will confirm that the settings were saved.
Storing the front passenger's outside mirror settings for driving in reverse
1. Set the electronic parking brake.
2. Shift the transmission to neutral.
3. Switch the ignition on.
4. Press the desired memory button fig. 69.
5. Select the reverse gear.
6. Adjust the front passenger's outside mirror so that the edge of the curb can be seen clearly, for example.
The selected mirror position will be stored automatically and assigned to the vehicle key that was used to unlock the vehicle.
Recalling driver's seat and outside mirror settings
1. When the vehicle is stationary, the ignition is switched off, and a door is open, press the respective memory button briefly.
After approximately ten minutes, the stored positions can no longer be adjusted automatically. The adjustment process will be canceled if one of the memory
buttons is pressed again.
Or: When the ignition is switched on or the door is closed, press and hold the respective memory button until the saved positions are reached.
The front passenger's outside mirror automatically leaves the position stored for driving in reverse once you begin driving forward at speeds of at least approx.
15 km/h (approx. 10 mph) or when you turn the knob for the outside mirrors from the R position to another position.
If you open the driver door more than approximately ten minutes after the vehicle is unlocked, the driver seat and the outside mirrors will not be adjusted
automatically.
Front seat convenience entry function
Variant 1: When the driver door is opened, the driver seat moves automatically to a position that makes it easy to enter the vehicle. The driver seat automatically
returns to its original position once you have closed the driver door and switched on the ignition.
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Version 2: Before the vehicle is exited, the driver seat moves automatically to the rear position and remains there. After the vehicle is re-entered and the driver door
is closed, the driver seat moves forwards to the last saved position.
The front seat convenience entry function can be enabled and disabled in the Infotainment system.
WARNING
Improper use of seat functions can cause injuries.
Before beginning a journey always adjust to the correct seat position and maintain this throughout the journey. This also applies to all passengers.
Set the memory function only with the vehicle stationary.
Always keep your hands, fingers, feet and other parts of your body clear of the area in which the seats operate and move during adjustment.
1) Only if personalization has been activated.
Massage feature
Fig. 70 Massage function button to the side of the driver seat.
For the massage function, the lumbar support moves and massages the lumbar area of your back.
The lumbar support cushioning (intensity of the massage) can be individually adjusted in three stages during operation by pressing repeatedly on the corresponding
switch Adjusting power front seats.
Switching the massage function on and off
1. To switch on, push the
button in the seat control panel. Press the
button again to switch off.
After around ten minutes, the massage function switches off automatically.
WARNING
Improper use of seat functions can cause injuries.
Before beginning a journey always adjust to the correct seat position and maintain this throughout the journey. This also applies to all passengers.
Only switch the massage function on and off when the vehicle is stationary.
Always keep your hands, fingers, feet and other parts of your body clear of the range of operation and adjustment range of the seats.
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Lights
Headlights
Switching the turn signals on and off
Fig. 71 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and high beam lever.
Right turn signal
Left turn signal
Switching the turn signals on and off
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Move the turn signal and high beam lever from the center position to the preferred position fig. 71.
3. To cancel the turn signal, move the turn signal and headlamp lever back to its basic position.
If no chime sounds when the turn signal is on, contact suitably qualified professionals and have the vehicle checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an
authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
3-blink turn signal
To use the 3-blink turn signal, move the turn signal and high beam lever upward or downward to the pressure point and then release the lever. The turn signal will
blink three times.
To stop the 3-blink turn signal before it ends, move the turn signal and high beam lever immediately to the pressure point in the opposite direction and release.
The 3-blink turn signal can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
WARNING
Using the turn signals incorrectly, not using the turn signals, or forgetting to turn the turn signal off can mislead other road users. This can cause accidents and
serious or fatal injuries.
Always activate the turn signals correctly when changing lanes, passing, or turning.
Switch the turn signal off again every time you finish changing lanes, passing, or turning.
The emergency flashers also work when the ignition is switched off In case of an emergency.
Switching the lights on and off
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Fig. 72 Next to the steering wheel: Button to switch on the exterior lighting.
Switching the lights on
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Tap the
button repeatedly until the corresponding indicator lights come on.
The low beam headlights are switched on. The green indicator light turns on.
Automatic headlights: The low beam headlights are switched on or off depending on the ambient brightness
, Automatic headlight control.
Parking light and daytime running light switched on; the green indicator light comes on. The automatic headlights are activated from a speed of
approximately 10 km/h (approximately 6 mph) or after a distance driven of around 100 m (approximately 0.062 mi)
Display only in instrument cluster: Light switched off. The automatic headlights are activated from a speed of approximately 10 km/h (approximately
6 mph) or after a distance driven of around 100 m (approximately 0.062 mi)
Switching the lights off
1. Switch the ignition off.
The orientation lighting can be switched on Entry and exit lighting (orientation lighting) .
The parking light is switched on Parking lights. The green indicator light turns on.
Display only in instrument cluster: Light switched off.
Daytime running lights
The daytime running lights can improve the vehicle's visibility in daytime traffic and switch on every time the ignition is switched on (when daylight is detected).
Daytime running lights parking function
Depending on the equipment, the vehicle may have a daytime running lights parking function to turn off the daytime running lights temporarily when the ignition is
switched on.
Switch off the daytime running lights:
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Switch the lights off.
3. Set the electronic parking brake.
Switch on the daytime running lights:
1. Switch off the electronic parking brake.
WARNING
If the vehicle lighting is not used appropriately for the weather conditions, the road will not be illuminated sufficiently. The vehicle will not be visible to other road
users or will be difficult to see. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always turn on the low beam headlight in the dark, when it is raining, and when visibility is poor.
Regularly check that the lighting system and turn signals are functioning correctly.
WARNING
The parking lights or daytime running lights are not bright enough to illuminate the road sufficiently and to be seen by other road users. The taillights do not
switch on with the daytime running lights. Without its taillights turned on, the vehicle may not be seen by other road users in the dark, in the fog, and when
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visibility is poor. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always turn on the low beam headlight in the dark, when it is raining, and when visibility is poor.
WARNING
The automatic headlights
are for assistance only. The driver is always responsible for turning on the correct vehicle lighting. Automatic headlight control
only turns the low beam headlights on and off when there are changes in brightness. Insufficient lighting on the road may cause accidents and serious or
fatal injuries.
Turn on the low beam headlights manually in certain weather conditions, such as in fog.
When reverse gear is engaged, the cornering lights on both sides of the vehicle will turn on automatically to better illuminate the surroundings while
maneuvering.
Switching the high beam headlights on and off
Fig. 73 On the left side of the steering column: turn signal and high beam lever.
Turn on the high beam headlight.
Activate the headlight flashers or turn off the high beam headlights.
If the high beam headlights or headlight flashers are turned on, the blue
indicator light will come on in the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit
Turning on the high beam headlight
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Switch on the low beam headlight.
3. Press the turn signal and high beam lever forward out of the center position fig. 73.
Turning off the high beam headlight
1. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward out of the center position fig. 73.
Turning the headlight flasher on and off
1. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward out of the center position and hold it fig. 73.
Release the turn signal and high beam lever to turn the headlight flasher off.
Light Assist
Depending on the equipment, high beam control (Light Assist) may be available High Beam Control (Light Assist) .
WARNING
Incorrect use of the high beam headlight may distract and blind other road users. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Use the high beam headlights only if other road users cannot be distracted or blinded.
High Beam Control (Light Assist)
High beam control (Light Assist) switches off automatically if the system detects oncoming vehicles or vehicles driving ahead. In addition, Light Assist generally
detects well-lit areas such as towns and deactivates the high beam headlights when driving through these areas.
The high beam headlights switch on and off automatically within the limits of the system, depending on the environmental and traffic conditions and the vehicle
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speed
Switching on high beam control (Light Assist)
1. Switch on the ignition and the automatic headlights
2. Tap the turn signal and high beam lever forward out of the basic position.
When Light Assist is switched on, the
indicator light in the instrument cluster display will turn on. When high beam control (Light Assist) is active, the blue
indicator light
for the high beam headlight in the instrument cluster lights up.
Adjusting the sensitivity of Light Assist
Depending on the country, the sensitivity of Light Assist can be set in two stages:
Increasing the sensitivity: press the turn signal and high beam lever forwards from its original position and hold it in this position for around 15 seconds.
The
indicator light on the instrument cluster will blink three times to confirm that this has been applied.
Setting the sensitivity back to its standard setting: press the turn signal and high beam lever forwards from its original position and hold it in this position for
around 15 seconds.
The
indicator light on the instrument cluster will blink three times in quick succession to confirm that this has been applied.
Or: Switch the ignition off and on.
Switching off high beam control (Light Assist)
1. Switch off
automatic headlights.
Or: when Light Assist is switched on and active, pull the turn signal and high beam lever backward.
Or: if high beam control (Light Assist)is switched on and not active, tap the turn signal and high beam lever forward. The manual high beam headlights are now
switched on. Pull the turn signal and high beam lever backwards to switch the high beam headlights off manually if necessary.
Or: Switch off the ignition.
System limitations
The high beams must be switched off manually in the following situations, because Light Assist may not switch them off at the right time or at all:
In poorly lit towns which cannot be recognized as a town by the system.
On poorly lit roads with strongly reflective signs.
If there are others on the road who have inadequate lighting, such as pedestrians or cyclists.
On tight curves where the view of traffic is partially obstructed, on steep rises, or in dips.
When there are oncoming vehicles on roads with a center barrier and the drivers in the oncoming vehicle can clearly see above the barrier, for example truck
drivers.
In fog, snow, and heavy rain.
When there are dust and sand in the air.
If the windshield is damaged in the camera's field of vision.
If the camera visual field is fogged over, dirty, or covered by a sticker, snow, or ice.
If the camera switches off automatically due to a high ambient temperature or exposure to direct sunlight for a prolonged period. Light Assist will be available
once the camera is available again.
If the camera is faulty and the power supply is interrupted.
WARNING
Light Assist may not detect all traffic situations correctly and the function may be restricted in certain situations. High beam control (Light Assist) is only an aid.
The driver is always responsible for turning on the correct vehicle lighting. Switching on the high beam headlight at the wrong time may distract and blind other
road users. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always control the headlights yourself and adapt them to the lighting, visual, and traffic conditions.
Switch the high beam off manually if it could blind other road users.
WARNING
If the camera lens is dirty, covered, or damaged, the Light Assist function may be limited. This is also the case if the vehicle lighting system is changed, such as
by adding auxiliary headlights. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Regularly clean the camera view area and keep it free of snow and ice.
Do not cover the camera view area.
Regularly check the windshield for damage in the camera lens area.
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Dynamic cornering light
The dynamic cornering lights provide optimum illumination of the roadway.
The dynamic cornering light only works when the automatic headlights
are switched on and at speeds of more than approximately 10 km/h (approximately
6 mph).
Switching the poor weather lights on and off
Poor weather lights help you to illuminate the carriageway more effectively when visibility is poor.
The poor weather lights can only be switched on when the ignition is switched on.
Switching on the Poor Weather Lights
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Tap the
button Switching the lights on and off .
The green indicator light in the button turns on. The
indicator light will also light up on the instrument cluster for a few seconds.
Switching off the Poor Weather Lights
1. Tap the
button again.
If the poor weather lights are switched on when the light is off
, the parking lights are switched on
or the automatic headlights
are switched on,
the low beam headlights will also be switched on, regardless of the ambient brightness.
Troubleshooting
Turn signal indicator light
The green indicator light blinks.
If a turn signal light on the vehicle is not working, the indicator light will blink twice as fast.
1. Check the lights and replace any bulbs as necessary
Introduction.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Trailer turn signal indicator light
The green indicator light blinks.
If a trailer turn signal or the entire trailer light system is out, the indicator light will turn off.
1. Check the lights and replace any bulbs as necessary
Introduction.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Exterior lighting malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The headlights have completely or partially failed.
1. Check the lights and replace any bulbs as necessary
Introduction.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Rain/light sensor malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
If the automatic headlights (
) are switched on, the vehicle lighting will not turn on or off automatically.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dynamic cornering light
The swinging behavior of the bulbs can be influenced by the selected driving mode in vehicles with driving mode selection.
If the dynamic cornering light malfunctions, this is indicated on the instrument cluster display. Contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
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Controls are responding differently than expected
Moisture, dirt and grease may limit the functioning of the controls.
1. Always keep the control panels clean and dry.
Parking lights
Parking lights
Parking lights
If the
parking light function is switched on, both headlights will come on, along with the parking lights, sections of the taillights, the license plate light and variou
buttons in the vehicle interior.
Automatic parking light deactivation
The vehicle detects that the 12 V vehicle battery is low and switches off the parking light early enough to ensure that the vehicle's drive system can still be activated
but not until at least two hours have passed.
If the battery does not have enough capacity for the parking light to run for two hours, the 12 V vehicle battery may drain to such an extent that the vehicle's drive
system can no longer be activated.
WARNING
If the vehicle is stopped without enough lighting and cannot be seen or is difficult for others on the road to see, this can cause accidents and serious or fatal
injuries.
Always stop the vehicle safely and with enough lighting.
Follow the country-specific legal regulations.
Entry and exit lighting (orientation lighting)
When you are entering and exiting the vehicle in the dark, the entry and exit lighting illuminates the immediate area around the vehicle.
The entry and exit lighting is automatically controlled by a light sensor.
Switching on entry lighting
1. Unlock the vehicle when the automatic headlights
are switched on and the light sensor detects darkness.
Switching off entry lighting
1. Turns off automatically after the lighting time has elapsed.
Or: Lock the vehicle.
Or: Press the
button repeatedly until the
setting is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Or: Switch on the ignition.
Switching on exit lighting
1. Switch the ignition off.
The exit lighting switches on when the automatic headlights
are switched on and the light sensor detects darkness.
The lighting time begins when the last vehicle door or trunk lid is closed.
Switching off exit lighting
1. Turns off automatically after the set lighting time has elapsed.
Or: Automatically if a vehicle door or the trunk lid is still open approximately 30 seconds after switching on.
Or: Press the
button repeatedly until the
setting is displayed in the instrument cluster.
Or: Switch on the ignition.
Adjusting entry and exit lighting
The lighting time can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system and the function can be activated or deactivated
Vehicle settings menu.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, you can adjust the behavior of the exterior lighting in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system.
You can choose between two display strategies in the Convenience lighting settings menu:
Classic entry and exit lighting.
The periphery lighting, headlights and taillights are switched on and off at the same time.
Dynamic entry and exit lighting.
The ambient lighting, headlights and taillights are switched on and off dynamically and, if necessary, in an animated pattern.
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In vehicles with Keyless Access with push-button start, switching on the entry lighting when approaching can be activated or deactivated.
Light functions
Cornering lights
If the low beam headlights are switched on, a cornering light will also switch on during slow turns or in very tight corners.
When reverse gear is engaged, the cornering lights on both sides of the vehicle will turn on automatically to better illuminate the surroundings while
maneuvering.
Automatic headlight control
If automatic headlights
are switched on, the vehicle lighting switches on and off automatically along with the instrument illumination under the following
conditions:
The light sensor has detected darkness.
The windshield wipers are switched on for a long time.
When the lights are turned on, the yellow indicator light
turns on Switching the lights on and off .
Automatic headlight control is merely an aid and cannot always accurately detect all driving situations.
If the vehicle is equipped accordingly, the activation time of the automatic headlights can be adjusted in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle
settings menu.
Headlight range control
The headlight range must always be adapted to the vehicle load level. This provides the driver with the best possible visibility and oncoming traffic is not dazzled. To
find out whether your vehicle features headlight range control, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Without headlight range control
The beam of the low beam headlights must be adjusted by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to take into account the
vehicle's load . Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Dynamic headlight range control
The headlight range automatically adjusts to the vehicle load when the headlights are switched on
WARNING
Heavy objects in the vehicle can affect the vehicle level in such a way that causes the headlights to dazzle and distract other road users. This can cause
accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always adjust the light cone to the vehicle load so that other road users are not dazzled.
WARNING
If the headlight range control fails or malfunctions, the headlights may blind and distract other road users. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Have the headlight range control inspected immediately by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility. Volkswagen
recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
Warning tones when lights are not turned off
If the ignition has been switched off and the driver door is opened, warning tones will sound under the following conditions:
With the side lights switched on
If the orientation lighting is switched on, the warning tone to indicate that the light is still turned on will not sound when leaving the vehicle
Entry and exit lighting
(orientation lighting).
Interior lighting
Instrument and switch illumination
You can adjust the brightness of the instrument illumination in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
The selected brightness will automatically adjust to the changing brightness in the vehicle.
If the automatic headlight control
is switched on, a sensor switches the low beam headlights and the instrument and switch lighting on and off automatically
based on outside brightness.
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Interior/reading lights, ambient lighting
Fig. 74 On the overhead console: touch-sensitive reading lights.
Switching on or off interior and reading lights
Tap the corresponding symbol:
Switch the interior lights on or off.
Function switched off: the interior lights will switch on automatically when unlocking or leaving the vehicle.
Touch-sensitive reading lights with manual dimming function
On the roof console and above the rear door, there can be touch-sensitive reading lights depending on the equipment fig. 74. By tapping the illuminated area, the
respective reading light can be switched on or off.
To activate the manual dimming function, touch the illuminated area until the desired brightness level is reached.
Glove compartment and luggage compartment lights
The glove compartment and the luggage compartment may be illuminated depending on the vehicle equipment.
The relevant light turns on or off when opening and closing the glove compartment or trunk lid.
Ambient lighting
Ambient lighting can provide indirect lighting in various areas of the vehicle interior.
The brightness and, depending on the vehicle equipment, the color of the ambient lighting, can be adjusted in the Ambient light menu in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu. If you select the setting Auto, the color of the ambient lighting changes depending on the driving mode setting.
After the ignition has been switched off, the lights will turn off when the vehicle is locked or automatically after a few minutes. This reduces the risk of the 12 V
vehicle battery being drained.
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Visibility
Window wipers
Operating the windshield wiper lever
Fig. 75 On the right side of the steering column: operating the windshield wipers.
The windshield wipers only function when the ignition is switched on and the driver door, front passenger door, the hood and trunk lid are closed. Move the wiper
lever into the desired position
:
Wipers are switched off.
Interval wiping for the windshield or rain sensor mode. Interval wiping for the windshield depends on the driving speed. The higher the speed, the faster
the wipers will move.
Slow wiper speed.
Fast wiping.
One-tap wiping - brief wiping. Hold the lever down for longer to increase the wiper speed.
Pull the lever to activate the automatic wiper/washer system to clean the windshield. While the wiper/washer system is active, the Climatronic system
switches to recirculation mode for approximately 30 seconds to help prevent the washer fluid odor from entering the vehicle interior.
Switch for interval levels (vehicles without rain/light sensor) or to adjust the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Fig. 76 On the right side of the steering column: operating the rear window wiper.
Move the wiper lever into the desired position
:
Interval wiping for the rear window. The wiper moves approximately every six seconds.
Press the lever to activate the automatic wiper/washer system to clean the rear window.
WARNING
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Without the sufficient freeze protection, washer fluid can freeze on the window glass and reduce visibility. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Only use the washer system with sufficient freeze protection in winter temperatures.
Never use the window washer system in winter temperatures if the windshield has not been warmed up with the air conditioning system.
WARNING
Worn or dirty wiper blades reduce visibility and increase the risk of accidents and serious injuries.
Always replace wiper blades if they are damaged or worn and are no longer cleaning the window glass sufficiently
Cleaning and changing wiper
blades.
NOTICE
Incorrect handling of the windshield wipers can cause damage to the windshield, the wiper blades and the wiper motor.
Before driving and before the ignition is switched on, check that the windshield wiper lever is in the basic position.
Remove any snow and ice from the windshield wipers and the windshield.
Always carefully loosen wiper blades that have frozen onto the windshield from the windshield.
Do not turn on the windshield wipers when the windshield is dry.
The activated wiper speed temporarily changes to the next lower speed when the vehicle is stationary.
If the driver or front passenger door is opened when the vehicle is stationary, then the windshield wipers return to their initial position and are switched off. If
the door is shut again within a few seconds or the windshield wiper lever is moved, the windshield wipers are switched back on again.
When parking the vehicle in cold weather conditions, moving the windshield wipers to the service position may be helpful for loosening the wiper blades more
easily from the windshield Cleaning and changing wiper blades.
Wiper function
Automatic rear window wiping
The rear window wiper switches on automatically when the windshield wipers are switched on and reverse gear is engaged. The automatic activation in reverse
gear function can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system Vehicle settings menu.
Heated washer nozzles
The heat thaws frozen washer fluid nozzles. The heat output is automatically regulated when the ignition is switched on and is dependent on the outside
temperature. Only the window washer nozzles are heated and not the washer fluid hoses.
Cleaning system of the Rear View Camera system
The cleaning system of the Rear View Camera system cleans the Rear View Camera system and works with the automatic wiper washing system to clean the rear
window.
If, after washing the camera several times, the camera's view is still limited, clean the camera lens manually
Rear view, Exterior care and cleaning.
Rain/light sensor
Fig. 77 On the right side of the steering column: windshield wiper lever.
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Switch for adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor.
Rain/light sensor deactivated.
Rain/light sensor activated, automatic wiping as necessary.
When switched on, the rain/light sensor automatically shortens or lengthens the delay between wiping cycles depending on how hard it is raining.
Activating and deactivating the rain/light sensor
1. Press the lever into the desired position fig. 77.
Automatic wiping can be activated and deactivated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system
Vehicle settings menu.
If automatic wiping is deactivated in the Infotainment system, the interval time will be set in fixed stages.
Adjusting the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor
The sensitivity of the rain/light sensor can be manually adjusted with the switch in the windshield wiper lever fig. 77 ,
Move the switch to the right - high sensitivity.
Move the switch to the left - low sensitivity.
WARNING
The rain/light sensor cannot detect all precipitation sufficiently and activate the windshield wipers accordingly. Reduced visibility can cause accidents and
serious or fatal injuries.
If necessary, switch on the windshield wipers manually if water on the windshield is impairing visibility.
Troubleshooting
Washer fluid level too low
The yellow indicator light turns on.
1. Fill the washer fluid reservoir Washer fluid.
Windshield wiper malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The windshield wipers are not working.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Rain/light sensor malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The windshield wipers will not be automatically activated in rain/light sensor mode when it is raining.
1. Switch the ignition off and on.
2. If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
Changes to rain/light sensor reaction
Some possible reasons for malfunctions and misinterpretations in the sensor area of the rain/light sensor
View from the front could be:
Damaged wiper blades: damaged wiper blades can leave a film of water or streaks on the window, and this can extend the activation time, greatly shorten the
wiper intervals, or cause fast wiping time.
Insects: insects hitting the windshield may trigger the wipers.
Salt streaks: salt streaks on the windshield from driving in the winter can cause the wipers to wipe more frequently or continuously on a window that is almost
dry.
Dirt: dried dust, wax, any other build-up on the windshield (lotus effect), or washing product residue (car wash) can lower the sensitivity of the rain/light sensor
and cause it to react too slowly or not at all. Clean the sensor area for the rain/light sensor regularly and check the wiper blades for damage Exterior care
and cleaning.
Crack in the windshield: if a stone strikes and chips the sensor area while the rain/light sensor is on, this will trigger a wiper cycle. After that, the rain/light
sensor will detect this irregularity on the sensor surface and react to it. Depending on the size of the chip, the reaction behavior of the rain/light sensor may or
may not change.
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If there is an obstacle for the wipers on the window glass, the wipers will attempt to remove it. If it continues to block the wipers, the wipers will stop moving.
1. Remove the obstacle and switch the wipers on again.
Mirrors
General safety precautions
Using the outside mirrors and the interior rearview mirror, the driver can observe traffic and adjust their driving based on traffic.
For driving safety, it is important that the driver adjusts the outside mirrors and the interior rearview mirror correctly before starting to drive.
It is not possible to oversee the entire side and rear area of the vehicle by looking in the outside and interior rearview mirrors. These areas that are not visible are
called blind spots. Other road users and objects could be in the blind spot.
WARNING
Adjusting the outside mirrors and interior rearview mirror while driving can distract the driver. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Only adjust the outside mirror and interior rearview mirror when the vehicle is stationary.
Always make sure that the mirrors are adjusted correctly and visibility to the rear is not limited by ice, snow, fog, or other objects.
WARNING
The view in the outside mirrors and interior rearview mirror does not cover the entire area around the side and rear of the vehicle. Other road users and objects
could be in these blind spots. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
When parking, changing lanes, passing, and turning, always pay attention to your surroundings.
WARNING
Curved mirror surfaces (convex or aspheric) enlarge the field of vision and allow objects in the mirror to appear smaller and farther away. This can make it
difficult to estimate the exact distance from the vehicles behind, e.g. when changing lane. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Use the interior rearview mirror as much as possible to more accurately determine the distance to vehicles or other objects behind you.
Make sure there is sufficient visibility of the area behind the vehicle.
WARNING
An automatic dimming rearview mirror contains an electrolyte fluid that can leak out if the mirror glass breaks. Coming into contact with this liquid can irritate the
skin, eyes, and respiratory organs, especially in individuals with asthma or similar illnesses. This may cause serious injuries.
If electrolyte fluid is swallowed, rinse out the mouth immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Do not induce vomiting unless it ordered to
do so by a doctor. Call for medical assistance immediately.
Immediately get plenty of fresh air and exit the vehicle. If this is not possible, open all the windows and doors.
If the electrolyte fluid comes into contact with eyes or skin, wash the affected area immediately for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water and seek
medical assistance.
If the electrolyte fluid comes into contact with your shoes or clothing, wash it for at least 15 minutes with plenty of water. Clean the shoes and clothing
thoroughly before wearing them again.
NOTICE
If the glass on an automatic dimming mirror breaks, electrolyte fluid can leak out. This fluid damages plastic surfaces.
Remove any leaking fluid as soon as possible, for instance using a wet sponge.
Interior rearview mirror
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Fig. 78 On the windshield: automatic dimming interior rearview mirror.
Sensor for light entering from the rear.
Sensor for light entering from the front.
Automatic dimming interior rearview mirror
When the ignition is on, the sensors measure the amount of light entering from the rear fig. 78
and from the front
Depending on the measured values, the interior rearview mirror will dim automatically.
If the amount of light entering the sensors is limited or interrupted, for example by a sunshade or attachment, the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror may no
function or may malfunction. Mobile navigation devices on the windshield or near the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror can also affect the sensors
Automatic dimming will be deactivated in some situations, for example when reverse gear is engaged.
WARNING
The illuminated display of a mobile navigation system may interfere with the automatic dimming interior rearview mirror. This may stop you from using the
interior rearview mirror to accurately determine the distance from vehicles or other objects behind you. Accidents and serious or fatal injuries could result.
Switch the mobile navigation system off in such cases.
Outside mirrors
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Fig. 79 In the driver door: knob for the outside mirrors.
The following information describes the outside mirror functions for left-hand drive vehicles. Position corresponds to the outside mirror on the driver's side, and
position corresponds to the outside mirror on the passenger's side. For right-hand drive vehicles, proceed in the reverse order.
Adjusting outside mirrors
1. Switch the ignition on.
2. Turn the knob in the driver door until the desired symbol lights up fig. 79.
3. To adjust the outside mirror, push the knob forward, back, right or left in the direction of the arrow.
The corresponding symbol remains lit while the selected function is active.
Fold the outside mirror in towards the vehicle body
Switch on the outside mirror heating. The exterior mirror heating only works when the ambient temperature is below approx. 20 °C (around 68 °F) and
provides the most heat when it first turns on. After about two minutes, the mirrors will be heated depending on the ambient temperature.
Adjusts the left outside mirror.
Adjusts the right outside mirror.
Activating outside mirror functions
The following outside mirror functions must be activated in the vehicle settings in the Infotainment system before they are used for the first time
Vehicle settings
menu.
Synchronized mirror adjustment
The synchronized mirror adjustment feature simultaneously adjusts the right-side outside mirror to match adjustments to the left-side outside mirror.
1. Turn rotary knob to position
2. Adjusts the left outside mirror. The right outside mirror will be adjusted the same way (synchronized).
3. To correct the adjustment of the right outside mirror, if necessary, turn the knob to the
position and adjust the right outside mirror.
Folding the outside mirrors in while parking
If the vehicle is locked or unlocked from the outside, the outside mirrors can automatically fold in or out, depending on the vehicle equipment. For this to happen, th
knob must be in the
,
,
position.
If the knob for power exterior mirrors is in the
position, the outside mirrors will remain folded in.
Save the passenger-side outside mirror settings when reversing
1. Unlock the vehicle using the key, to which the setting is allocated.
2. Select the reverse gear.
3. Adjust the front passenger outside mirror so that, for example, the edge of the curb can be seen clearly.
4. Shift the transmission to neutral.
5. Switch the ignition off.
The selected mirror position will be stored and assigned to the vehicle key.
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Opening the front passenger outside mirror settings for driving in reverse
1. Turn rotary knob for the outside mirrors to the relevant position for adjusting the front passenger outside mirror.
2. With the ignition switched on, select reverse gear.
The front passenger outside mirror will adjust to the stored position.
The front passenger outside mirror will exit the position stored for driving in reverse when you begin driving forward faster than about 15 km/h (about 9 mph) or whe
the knob is turned to any other position.
WARNING
If you fold the outside mirrors against the vehicle or back without taking care, you could get your fingers jammed between the outside mirror and the mirror
base. This can cause serious injuries.
Do not fold the outside mirrors out or in if there are any obstacles in the path.
NOTICE
If outside mirrors are not folded in when driving through a car wash, they can get damaged.
Always fold in the outside mirrors.
NOTICE
Folding in the power exterior mirror manually can worsen wear and tear or damage the mirror motor.
Do not fold power exterior mirrors in or out by hand.
Leave the outside mirror heating on only as long as it is needed. Otherwise power will be used unnecessarily.
If there is a malfunction in the power outside mirror, you can adjust the position of the mirror manually by hand by pushing on the edge of the mirror surface.
Sunshade
Sun visors
Fig. 80 In the front of the headliner: sun visor.
Light.
Remove from holder.
Slide cover open.
Adjustment options for the driver and front passenger sun visors
Fold toward the windshield.
Remove from the holder and tilt toward the door fig. 80.
Slide the sun visor that is swung towards the door backwards in a longitudinal direction
Illuminated vanity mirror
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When the sun visor is folded down, there is a vanity mirror located behind a cover.
1. To open, push the cover in the direction of the arrow fig. 80.
The light fig. 80 comes on when the cover is pushed open.
WARNING
Visibility may be reduced when sun visors are folded down and the sunshades are extended. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always guide sun visors and sunshades back into their holders when they are no longer needed.
Under certain conditions, the light above the sun visor will turn off automatically after several minutes. This reduces the risk of the 12 V vehicle battery being
drained.
Sunshade in the sunroof
Fig. 81 In the headliner: Function keys for controlling the sunshade.
The electronic sunshade works when the ignition is switched on and can be opened or closed via the function key in the headliner or in the vehicle settings in the
Infotainment system.
If corresponding equipment is present, the sunshade can be opened and closed using voice control
Vehicle settings menu.
Opening the sunshade
Automatic process: Swipe backward on the function key fig. 81. The automatic process is interrupted if the function keys are tapped.
Manual process: Swipe backward on the function key and hold until it reaches the desired position.
Closing the sunshade
Automatic process: Swipe forward on the function key fig. 81. The automatic process is interrupted if the function keys are tapped.
Manual process: Swipe forward on the function key and hold until it reaches the desired position.
Sunshade pinch protection
The pinch protection can reduce the risk of being pinched and injured when the sunshade is closing
. If the sunshade encounters resistance or an obstacle
when closing, the sunroof will open again immediately.
1. Check why the sunroof did not close.
2. Try again to close the sunshade.
If the sunshade still encounters resistance or an obstacle and will not close, open the sunshade again. Within a short time after opening, you can close the
sunshade again without pinch protection.
3. If the sunshade is still not able to close, close the sunshade without pinch protection.
Closing the sunshade without pinch protection
1. Try again to close the sunshade.
2. If the sunshade still cannot be closed, swipe forward on the function key within 5 seconds fig. 81 and hold until the sunshade is completely closed.
This will close the sunshade without pinch protection.
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3. If the sunshade still will not close, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
If you release the function key during the closing process, the sunshade will open again automatically.
Control is responding differently than expected
Moisture, dirt and grease may limit the functioning of the control.
1. Always keep the control clean and dry.
WARNING
Closing the sunshade without pinch protection may result in serious injuries.
Always be careful when closing the sunshade.
Ensure that nobody is within the range of operation of the sunshade, especially if it is closing without pinch protection.
Windshield with communication window
Fig. 82 Next to the mirror base: Communication window (general example).
Windshields made of heat protection glass may have an infrared-reflecting coating and may, depending on the vehicle equipment, be able to be wirelessly heated.
In order to ensure that wireless equipment from the accessories industry, e.g. toll systems, can function correctly, an uncoated area is present on either side of the
interior rearview mirror (communication window) fig. 82.
The uncoated areas must not be covered from the inside or outside, or have stickers on them, because this could cause malfunctions.
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Heating and air conditioning system
Climatronic
Overview of the Climatronic
Climatronic is an automatic air conditioning system which warms, cools and dehumidifies the air. In automatic mode, Climatronic can automatically control the air
temperature, air distribution and the volume of air.
The air conditioner is most effective when the vehicle interior is kept closed. If there is a build-up of heat inside the vehicle, ventilation can help to speed up the
cooling process.
Some functions of the air conditioner, as well as a climate control bar for the rear seats, depend on the vehicle equipment.
Display of activated functions
Illuminated symbols on the sensor areas indicate that a function is activated.
In the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system, function keys highlighted in color indicate that a function is switched on
Air conditioner menu in the
Infotainment system.
Air conditioner with voice command operation
Some of the air conditioner functions can be operated with voice control, depending on the vehicle equipment
Voice control.
WARNING
Icy, snow-covered or misted windows greatly reduce visibility. This increases the risk of collisions and accidents that could result in serious or fatal injuries.
Keep all windows free of ice, snow and fog.
Adjust the heating, air conditioner, and rear window defroster to a setting where the windows do not fog up
Troubleshooting.
Only start driving when all windows are clear.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time. Otherwise, the windows could fog up very quickly and greatly reduce visibility.
Switch off air recirculation as soon as it is no longer needed.
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
In the upper center console
Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
In the Classic Climate and Smart Climate submenus, you can find, for example, the functions for temperature regulation
Temperature regulation and air
distribution Air distribution and blower speed.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the Classic Climate menu may also be called Climate control.
The Smart Climate submenu is available depending on the vehicle equipment.
Climate control settings submenu
Open the Climate control settings submenu.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, you can find additional comfort functions in the Climate control settings submenu:
Switch on seat heating automatically at the beginning of the journey Seat heating.
Switch on steering wheel heating automatically at the beginning of the journey Steering wheel heating.
Switching the Climatronic on and off
In the Air conditioner menu: top of the screen
Switch the air conditioning system on and off.
1. Tap
in the upper center console.
2. Tap
in the Air conditioner menu.
Automatic mode of the Climatronic
In the air conditioner menu
The set air temperature is maintained constant. The air volume and air distribution are automatically controlled. Automatic mode switches off when the
blower speed is changed manually.
If a Smart Climate function is switched on, Climatronic automatic mode is also switched on
Air distribution and blower speed.
Selecting the air conditioner profile
The blower power in automatic mode can be controlled via the air conditioning profiles.
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1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap
3. Select your preferred air conditioner profile in the pop-up window.
Air Care
In the Air conditioner menu: Air Care submenu
The Air Care Climatronic active combination filter can limit the entrance of hazardous substances as well as allergens.
If Air Care is switched on, the air recirculation of the air conditioner is maximized as far as permitted by the risk of fogging up the windows depending on the humidi
in the vehicle interior and the outside temperature. Air recirculation is controlled automatically and adapts itself continuously to prevent vehicle occupant fatigue.
Switching Air Care on and off
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap Air Care.
3. Tap Active.
Temperature regulation
in the Infotainment system: Bottom of the screen
Adjust the temperature. The temperature settings are displayed permanently at the bottom of the screen in the Infotainment system.
The set temperatures for the rear seats are shown on the climate control bar displays for the rear seats.
In the Air conditioner menu: Classic Climate submenu
Depending on the vehicle equipment, the Classic Climate menu may also be called Climate control.
The air is cooled and dehumidified in cooling mode.
Switch the maximum cooling output on and off.
Air recirculation is switched on automatically and Climatronic automatically directs air to the upper body.
Apply temperature settings for the driver side to all seats.
On the Infotainment system: setting the temperature with the touch control
Depending on the equipment, you can set the temperature via the touch control on the Infotainment system.
1. To set the temperature of the Climatronic to +22 °C (+72 °F), tap and hold the touch control in the center between
and
Or: to set a different temperature, swipe to the right or left on the touch control.
The set temperatures are displayed at the bottom of the screen in the Infotainment system.
In the Infotainment system: Stationary air conditioning menu
Open the Stationary air conditioning menu in the Infotainment system
Stationary air conditioning.
Climate control depending on the seat
To make sure the power usage of the climate control system is as efficient as possible, the climate control operates based on whether the seat is occupied. If a sea
is not occupied, Eco can be displayed instead of the temperature in the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
If a seat is occupied by a person wearing a seat belt, the vehicle recognizes the occupied seat when the vehicle's drive system is operational.
Adjusting the temperature for the rear seats
Open the settings for the rear seats.
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap
3. Tap the
or
function key.
Or: tap
or
on the climate control bar for the rear seats.
The set temperatures for the rear seats are shown on the climate control bar displays for the rear seats.
If REAR LOCK is activated in the Infotainment system, the rear climate control bar cannot be used.
Air distribution and blower speed
Vents
Vents are located in the following places in the vehicle:
Driver’s side.
Passenger's side.
Front center console.
Rear center console.
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NOTICE
Food, medication, and objects that are sensitive to heat or cold can become damaged or unusable from the air coming out of the vents.
Do not place any food, medication, or other objects that are sensitive to temperature in front of the vents.
Air distribution functions in the Air conditioner menu: Classic Climate
Set the blower speed with the touch control.
Direct air to the upper body.
Direct air into the footwell.
Direct air onto the windshield.
Air distribution functions in the Air conditioner menu: Smart Climate
If a Smart Climate function is switched on, Climatronic automatic mode is also switched on. The Smart Climate functions remain switched on for a short time and
automatic mode also remains switched on once this time has elapsed.
Clear fog and ice from the windshield.
Direct warm air into the footwell.
Direct warm air onto the steering wheel.
Direct cool air into the
footwell.
Direct fresh air from outside into the vehicle interior.
Temporarily increase the power of the heating.
Temporarily increase the power of the
refrigerant system.
Defrost function
On the control next to multi-function steering wheel
The Climatronic defrost function clears fog and ice from the windshield.
The air is dehumidified and the blower is set to a higher speed.
Air recirculation
No fresh air will enter the vehicle interior when recirculation mode is switched on.
Switch air recirculation on and off in the Air conditioner menu.
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap Classic Climate.
3. Tap
When does recirculation mode switch off?
Recirculation mode will switch off in the following situations
:
If the defrost function is switched on.
If a sensor detects that the windows could fog up.
WARNING
Without a supply of fresh air, the door windows can mist up and reduce visibility, and the driver can quickly become fatigued from inhaling exhaled air. This can
result in collisions, accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Only use recirculation mode for a short time.
Switch off air recirculation as soon as it is no longer needed.
NOTICE
Cigarette smoke can settle on the air conditioner evaporator and the enhanced air filter and cause permanent odors.
To prevent permanent odors, do not smoke inside the vehicle with air recirculation switched on.
Seat heating
When the vehicle's drive system is activated, the front seats and outer rear seats can be electrically heated in three levels.
Switch the seat heating on and off in the Air conditioner menu.
Seat heating levels
The operation status of the seat heating is represented by colors in the Infotainment system. At the highest heating level, all three indicators under
or
in th
Infotainment system are red.
Using the seat heating function
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. To switch on the seat heating at the highest heating level, tap
or
at the bottom edge of the screen.
3. To set the heating level, tap
or
repeatedly.
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4. To switch the seat heating off, tap
or
repeatedly until the symbol is gray.
Or: to switch the seat heating on or off, tap with two fingers on the touch control under the Infotainment system on the driver's or passenger's side.
Switching on seat heating automatically at the beginning of the journey
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. To open the Climate control settings submenu, tap
3. To select the heating level at the beginning of the journey, tap
in the Seat heating menu item.
After the vehicle's drive system has been activated, the selected heating level is automatically switched on, depending on the outside temperature.
Or: To stop seat heating being switched on automatically at the beginning of the journey, select Off in the menu item.
The seat heating switches on and off automatically
If you reactivate the vehicle's drive system within approximately ten minutes, the last heating level set for the driver seat is automatically switched on. If the front
passenger seat is occupied, the last heating level set for the front passenger seat is also switched on automatically.
If the front passenger leaves their seat when the seat heating is switched on and the vehicle has been made drive-ready, the seat heating for the front passenger
seat is automatically switched off. The display in the Infotainment system turns grey after approximately two seconds. If the front passenger takes their seat again
when the vehicle is still drive-ready, the seat heating for the front passenger seat is automatically switched back on.
When should the seat heating function be switched off?
Switch off the seat heating function under any of the following conditions:
The seat is occupied by a person with a limited perception of pain or temperature
The seat is not occupied
A child restraint is installed on the seat
Objects are covering the seat, e.g. protective covers, jackets, blankets or bags.
The seat is damp or wet.
The interior or exterior temperature is higher than +25 °C (+77 °F).
WARNING
Magnetic fields are generated when the seat heating is operated. In individual cases, these magnetic fields can affect active medical implants (e.g.
pacemakers).
If you wear an active medical implant, you should consult your doctor or the manufacturer of your implant before operating the seat heating.
Make your vehicle occupants aware of this as well.
WARNING
People who cannot feel pain or perceive temperature or can do so only to a limited extent, due to medication, paralysis or chronic illnesses such as diabetes,
could develop burns or hypothermia on the back, buttocks and legs when using seat heating. Such injuries may take a very long time to heal or may never heal
completely.
Never use the seat heating function if you suffer from reduced perception of pain and/or temperature.
Contact a medical doctor for questions about personal health conditions.
WARNING
If the seat cover is soaked through, this can cause the seat heating to malfunction and increase the risk of burns.
Make sure the seat is dry before using the seat heating function.
Never sit on the seat while wearing damp or wet clothing.
Do not place any damp or wet objects and clothing on the seat.
Do not pour any fluids on the seat.
NOTICE
Localized pressure and insulating materials can damage the heating elements of the seat heating.
Do not kneel on the seats and do not exert any other form of localized pressure on the seat cushion and backrest.
Do not exert pressure on the seat cushion and backrest with pointed objects.
Switch off the seat heating if insulating materials have been fitted to the seat, e.g. a protective cover or a child restraint.
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Use the seat heating only when the seat is equipped with the original seat covers.
If any odor starts to develop, turn off the seat heating immediately and have it checked by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends
contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
In order to save energy, switch off the seat heating as soon as possible.
Steering wheel heating
The steering wheel heating only works when the vehicle's drive system is activated.
Switch the steering wheel heating on or off in the Infotainment system.
Heating levels for the steering wheel heating
The steering wheel heating modes are shown by colors in the Infotainment system. At the highest heating level, all three indicators under
in the Infotainment
system are red.
Operating steering wheel heating
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. Open the Classic Climate submenu in the Infotainment system.
3. To switch on steering wheel heating at the highest heating level, tap
4. To adjust the heating level, tap
repeatedly.
5. To switch the steering wheel heating off, tap
repeatedly until the symbol turns gray.
Steering wheel heating switches on automatically
If you reactivate the vehicle's drive system within approximately ten minutes, the last heating level set is automatically switched on.
Switching on steering wheel heating automatically at the beginning of the journey
1. Open the Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system
Air conditioner menu in the Infotainment system .
2. To open the Climate control settings submenu, tap
3. Activate the Steering wheel heating checkbox.
After drive-ready mode is established, the steering wheel heating is automatically switched on, depending on the outside temperature.
Switching on Steering Wheel Heating automatically with the Smart Climate function
Direct warm air onto the steering wheel.
The Smart Climate submenu is available depending on the vehicle equipment.
If you switch on the Smart Climate function
in the Air conditioner menu, the steering wheel heating will be switched on at the lowest heating level.
If the steering wheel heating is already switched on before switching on the Smart Climate function
, the set heating level of the steering wheel heating remains
selected.
Steering wheel heating switches off automatically
If one of the following conditions applies, the steering wheel heating switches off automatically:
If the energy use is too high.
If the steering wheel heating system is malfunctioning.
Windshield defroster
The windshield defroster only works when the vehicle's drive system is activated.
Switch the windshield defroster on and off on the control next to the multi-function steering wheel.
Depending on the outside temperature, the windshield defroster switches off automatically, at the latest after approximately eight minutes.
Defrosting the windshield using the defrost function
If the defrost function is switched on and a sensor detects that the windshield may fog up, the windshield defroster will turn on automatically.
The windshield defroster switches off automatically
If one of the following conditions applies, the windshield defroster switches off automatically:
If the energy use is too high.
If the climate control system is malfunctioning.
If the specified time has expired.
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Rear window defroster
The rear window defroster only works when the vehicle's drive system is activated.
Switch the rear window defroster on and off on the control next to the multi-function steering wheel.
The rear window defroster switches off automatically after a maximum of around ten minutes.
NOTICE
Stickers applied over the heating wires of the rear window defroster on the inside can damage the rear window defroster.
Do not affix stickers over the heating wires of the rear window defroster.
In order to save energy, switch off the rear window defroster as soon as possible.
Stationary air conditioning
Introduction
The stationary air conditioning allows
the vehicle interior to be cooled,
ventilated or heated while stationary. In
winter the windshield can be cleared of
ice, fog, and a thin layer of snow. The
stationary air conditioning is powered
via a mains socket or by the vehicle
high-voltage battery.
You can program and control the stationary air conditioning in the Infotainment system and using an app on your cell phone.
On the Internet you can find information about the app, about prerequisites for use and availability, as well as compatible end devices
Introduction.
NOTICE
Food, medication, and objects that are sensitive to heat or cold can become damaged or unusable from the air coming out of the vents.
Do not place any food, medication, or other objects that are sensitive to temperature in front of the vents.
If you use stationary air conditioning without a charging cable connected, the vehicle range will decrease. In extreme outside temperatures, the heating and
cooling power of the stationary air conditioning function may not be sufficient to reach the preset desired temperature.
Operating the stationary air conditioning
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
The stationary air conditioning can be operated without a charging connector plugged in. If the charging connector is not connected, the stationary air conditioning
is powered by the high-voltage battery.
If no charging connector is connected, stationary air conditioning only works when the high-voltage battery is sufficiently charged. Stationary air conditioning does
not start if the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit is displaying the battery charge level of the high-voltage battery Charge status and range in the digital instrument
cluster.
Opening the Stationary air conditioning menu in the Infotainment system
Stationary air conditioning menu in the Infotainment system.
1. Tap the
home button.
2. Tap
Setting your desired temperature
1. Open the Stationary air conditioning menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap
3. Set a desired temperature using
and
Activating the air conditioning in the stationary vehicle immediately
Activate immediate air conditioning in the exit menu in the Infotainment system.
1. Set the electronic parking brake.
2. Release the driver seat belt buckle.
The exit menu is displayed in the Infotainment system.
3. In the exit menu in the Infotainment system, tap
Exit menu.
The air conditioning switches on for around 30 minutes. The function then switches off automatically.
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Alternatively, the air conditioning can be activated in the vehicle before a preset departure time
Programming the stationary air conditioning.
Switching off the stationary air conditioning manually
1. Set the electronic parking brake.
2. Release the driver seat belt buckle.
The exit menu is displayed in the Infotainment system.
3. Tap Immediate air conditioning in the exit menu in the Infotainment system.
Or: Tap in the Air conditioner menu.
Or: Switch off stationary air conditioning via the app on the cell phone.
The stationary air conditioning switches off automatically
If one of the following conditions is met, the stationary air conditioning switches off automatically:
After around 30 minutes, if the vehicle is air-conditioned with the ignition switched off.
After around 15 minutes, if the vehicle is not drive-ready after a programmed departure time.
If the charge level of the high-voltage battery is too low
Departure Times (time-delayed charging) .
Operating noises can be heard when stationary air conditioning is switched on.
Programming the stationary air conditioning
Please read the introductory information and heed the Warnings and Notice
Introduction.
With the Infotainment system, you can program stationary air conditioning for a planned departure time. You can program the preferred temperature for the vehicle
interior at a certain departure time.
The vehicle calculates the time at which stationary air conditioning should be switched on, based on your desired temperature, in order to reach that temperature by
the departure time. The maximum stationary air conditioning pre-running time is around 30 minutes before the departure time.
Activating the air conditioning in the vehicle before departure
1. Open the Stationary air conditioning menu.
2. Tap
to open the timer menu.
3. Set a scheduled departure time.
4. Tap
5. Tap the checkbox to switch on the timer.
The earliest programmed departure time is displayed in the exit menu in the Infotainment system and can be switched on or off there
Exit menu.
If the vehicle is locked, the stationary air conditioning can switch on a maximum of five consecutive times. This counter will be reset as soon as the vehicle is
drive-ready.
Stationary air conditioning with convenience functions
If the vehicle is being air-conditioned before departure, the vehicle can also switch on the convenience functions automatically depending on the outside
temperature. The convenience functions will switch on automatically ten minutes before the scheduled departure time at the earliest.
The vehicle can automatically switch on the following convenience functions depending on the vehicle equipment before a scheduled departure time:
Seat heating.
Steering wheel heating.
Exterior mirror heating.
Rear window defroster.
Windshield defroster.
To ensure that the vehicle switches on the convenience functions before a scheduled departure time, proceed as follows:
1. Open the Stationary air conditioning menu.
2. Tap
3. Select the front seats for which the convenience functions are to be automatically switched on before the scheduled departure time.
Only the convenience functions of the selected front seats will be automatically switched on before the scheduled departure.
4. To ensure that the rear window defroster is automatically switched on before the departure time, for example, switch on the Window heating function.
Activating the air conditioning in the vehicle after charging the high-voltage battery
If the vehicle high-voltage battery is charged with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC), then the air conditioning can be activated prior to a planned
departure time. This setting can be applied in the charging settings in the Infotainment system Departure Times (time-delayed charging).
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Activating the air conditioning in the vehicle after unlocking
1. Open the Stationary air conditioning menu in the Infotainment system.
2. Tap
3. Activate the Activate air conditioning in the vehicle after unlocking checkbox.
The air conditioner switches on for five minutes as soon as you open a vehicle door. The air conditioning does not start if you open a vehicle door and the
vehicle is being charged with alternating current (AC) at that time.
Depending on the vehicle equipment, in vehicles with Keyless Access, you can go to the Vehicle settings menu in the Infotainment system to set door unlocking t
Single door or All doors Unlocking or locking using Keyless Access . If door unlocking is set to Single door, the air conditioning will only start when you open the
driver door. If door unlocking is set to All doors, the air conditioning will start as soon as you open a vehicle door or the trunk lid.
Checking the programming
When you switch off the ignition, the Infotainment system shows you the timer that has been set to act next and the functions that have been set.
Troubleshooting
or
Atmospheric CO2 concentration in the vehicle interior is too high
The indicator light comes on yellow or red.
The message Health risk! High CO2 concentration. Open windows! or Health risk! CO2 too high. Open windows immediately! may appear in the instrument cluster
display.
1. Open all windows immediately.
2. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have the air conditioner checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting
an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
air conditioner is not working correctly or CO2 concentration cannot be measured
The yellow indicator light turns on.
The message Air conditioner is not working correctly. Please contact workshop. may appear in the instrument cluster display.
1. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to have the air conditioner checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting
an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The cooling mode
or heating cannot be switched on or the function is limited
The
cooling mode works as soon as the driver seat is occupied.
If the high-voltage battery is very warm, there are extreme outside temperatures or if the high-voltage battery charge level is too low, the function of the cooling
mode
, the heating and the defrost function may be limited.
Switch on the fan.
Charge the high-voltage battery to a sufficient level.
Check the safeguard on the air conditioning system Replacing fuses.
Change active combination filters Service.
If the malfunction persists, contact a suitably qualified professional. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
Volkswagen Service Facility.
NOTICE
Continuing to operate the air conditioner when it is not working can result in subsequent damage.
If the air conditioner is not cooling or heating the air, switch it off immediately.
Have the air conditioner checked by suitably qualified professionals. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized Volkswagen dealer or
authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The windows are fogged up
The windows fog up when they are colder than the ambient temperature and the air is very humid. Cold air does not absorb as much moisture as warm air which is
why windows fog up more frequently during cold seasons.
1. To improve the heating and cooling output, keep the air intake in front of the windshield free of ice, snow, and leaves
Vehicle care.
2. Leave the air duct in the rear section of the luggage compartment uncovered so that air can flow through the vehicle from front to back.
3. Switch on the defrost function Defrost function.
The temperature unit has changed
You can change the temperature units for all temperature displays in the vehicle using the Infotainment system.
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1. Tap the
home button.
2. Open the Settings menu.
3. Select the Units menu item.
Water or water vapor under the vehicle
In the case of high outside humidity and temperatures, condensation can drip from the air conditioning system evaporator and pool under the vehicle. This is norma
and does not mean there is a leak in the system.
When outside humidity is high and temperatures are low, condensation can evaporate when the auxiliary air conditioning is running. If this is the case, water vapor
may escape under the vehicle. This does not indicate vehicle damage.
Stationary air conditioning cannot be switched on
If the stationary air conditioning runs for a long time when the charging connector is not connected, the high-voltage battery will drain. The stationary air conditioning
does not start if the battery charge level of the high-voltage battery is not sufficient.
Noises when the stationary air conditioning is switched on
Operating noises when stationary air conditioning is switched on are normal and not an indication of a fault.
Controls are responding differently than expected
Moisture, dirt and grease may limit the functioning of the controls.
1. Always keep the control panels clean and dry.
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Driving
Information on the drive
Functions of the electric drivetrain
Power output of the electric drivetrain
The maximum torque of the electric drivetrain is available the instant the accelerator pedal is pressed.
Brake energy recuperation
When you brake the vehicle, electrical energy is generated by the electric drivetrain and this is stored in the high-voltage battery
Brake energy recuperation. Th
happens also to a lesser extent when the vehicle is coasting or driving downhill.
The brake energy recuperation, and therefore also the engine braking effect, decreases as the charge level of the high-voltage battery increases. If the high-voltage
battery is completely charged, there is no brake energy recuperation and no engine braking effect
The energy recuperation process can be displayed in the instrument cluster or on the screen of the Infotainment system.
Crawling feature
The crawling feature enables you to drive slowly forwards or in reverse at approximately 5 km/h (3 mph) without having to use the accelerator pedal.
The crawling feature is automatically active:
If the vehicle's drive system is activated and a
gear is engaged.
Or: if the reverse gear is engaged.
The crawling feature is deactivated:
If the driving mode selector is in the position.
Or: if the electronic parking brake
is switched on.
WARNING
An electric vehicle generates very little stationary, driving or operating noise. As a result, when your vehicle is being driven, other road users such as
pedestrians and children may have difficulty hearing your vehicle or may not notice it at all in traffic-calmed zones and when maneuvering or reversing. This may
cause accidents and serious injuries.
Always bear in mind that other road users may not notice the driving noise.
WARNING
With a gear engaged, the vehicle could move unintentionally. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.
When the vehicle is drive-ready and the
gear or reverse gear is engaged, hold the vehicle stationary with the brake pedal.
WARNING
As the high-voltage battery charge level increases, the engine braking effect from brake energy recuperation decreases, and could fade away completely,
leading to changed braking behavior. This can cause serious injuries.
Before driving long distances on steep hills, reduce your speed.
When driving long distances on steep hills, reduce your speed with the vehicle brakes.
Steering
Steering information
To make it more difficult to steal the vehicle, the steering must always be locked before leaving the vehicle.
Steering
Power steering on an electromechanical steering system adjusts automatically based on the driving speed, the steering torque, and the steering angle of the
wheels. Electromechanical steering works only when the vehicle's drive system is activated.
If the power steering system is impaired or malfunctioning, a significantly greater amount of force than normal must be used to steer.
Electronic steering lock
The steering column is locked electronically:
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1. Stop the vehicle.
2. Set the electronic parking brake.
3. If the ignition is active, press the starter button once.
Or: open the driver door, which will switch off the ignition. The steering column will be locked.
Countersteering assist
The counter-steering assistance provides the driver with power steering in some critical driving situations. Additional steering power, together with the ESC
,
supports the driver when counter-steering
WARNING
Power steering only works when the vehicle is ready to drive. If the power steering is not functioning, the steering wheel becomes stiff, making it much more
difficult to steer. That can result in loss of control of the vehicle, accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Never let the vehicle roll when drive-ready mode has ended.
WARNING
The counter-steering assistance is not a replacement for the driver's attention and works only within the system limitations. In critical driving situations,
uncontrolled vehicle movements can occur despite the counter-steering assistance. If you do not pay attention, there is a risk of accidents, serious injuries and
death.
Always stay attentive and do not rely solely on the system. The driver is always responsible for control of the vehicle.
Ensure that the vehicle is not steered by the counter-steering assistance.
Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
NOTICE
If the ignition is switched off when the vehicle is being towed, some vehicle functions are not available, such as the turn signals, horn, windshield wipers and the
windshield washer system.
Switch on the ignition when towing the vehicle.
Troubleshooting
Steering malfunction
The red warning light turns on or flashes.
There is an electromechanical steering or electronic steering lock malfunction.
Do not continue driving!
1. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
If the red warning light turns on, it may be difficult to move the steering wheel because the electromechanical steering system is malfunctioning.
If the red warning light blinks, the steering column cannot unlock.
The vehicle may not be towed on its own four wheels.
Steering malfunction
The yellow indicator light turns on or flashes.
The steering is stiffer or more sensitive than usual.
The indicator light comes on permanently:
1. Re-activate the vehicle's drive system and slowly drive a short distance.
2. If the indicator light stays on, contact a suitably qualified professional and have the system checked. Volkswagen recommends contacting an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.
The indicator light blinks:
1. Turn the steering wheel back and forth slightly.
2. Switch the ignition off and back on.
3. Take note of messages in the ID. cockpit.
4. If the indicator light continues to flash after switching the ignition back on, do not continue driving. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized
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Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.
Pedals
Information on the pedals
Fig. 83 In the footwell: pedals.
Accelerator pedal.
Brake pedal.
WARNING
Objects in the driver footwell can prevent the pedals from moving. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle and increases the risk of serious or
fatal injuries.
Make sure all pedals can always be pressed without obstructions.
Always attach floor mats securely in the footwell.
Never place floor mats or other carpet over the installed floor mat.
Make sure no objects can enter the driver footwell while driving.
Remove any objects from the footwell when the vehicle is parked.
Wear shoes that give your feet good grip for operating the pedals.
WARNING
Not paying attention to road traffic can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Always comply with the applicable driving regulations and speed limits and think ahead while driving.
Take regular breaks on long drives. You should take a break at least every two hours.
WARNING
Alcohol, drugs, medication, and prescription narcotics can considerably impair perception, reaction times, and driving safety, which can result in loss of vehicle
control. This can cause accidents and serious or fatal injuries.
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, medication or prescription narcotics.
NOTICE
If a brake circuit is malfunctioning, the brake pedal may need to travel farther in order to stop the vehicle. A longer braking distance may cause damage to the
vehicle.
Ensure that all the pedals can always be pressed without obstructions.
Press the brake pedal down farther if braking power is reduced.
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