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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Correct sitting position

Fig. 41 There must be a distance of at least 25 cm between the driver and the steering wheel The distance to the dash panel must be at least 10 cm in the knee area

Fig. 42 Correct seat belt routing and head restraint adjustment

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The following details the correct sitting positions for the driver and passengers.

If any vehicle occupants cannot assume a correct sitting position due to their physical build, they should contact a qualified workshop to find out about possible special modifications. The seat belts and airbags can only provide a maximum level of protection if a correct sitting position is assumed. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose.

Volkswagen recommends the following seating position for your own safety and to reduce the level of injury in the event of a sudden braking manoeuvre or an accident:

The following applies to all vehicle occupants:

Additional points for the driver:

Additional points for the front passenger:

The dangers of assuming an incorrect sitting position
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings If the seat belts are not worn or are worn incorrectly, the risk of severe or fatal injuries increases. Seat belts can onl ...

Mechanical controls on the front seat
Fig. 43 Front left-hand seat controls First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The layout of the controls on the front right-hand seat is a mirror image of the ...

Other materials:

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Overview of fitting locations – lights in roof trim
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