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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Stowing items of luggage  

 → Driving with an open tailgate  

 → Driving a loaded vehicle  

 → Vehicle-specific weight ratings  

Heavy objects must always be stowed securely in the luggage compartment and you must ensure that the rear seat backrests are securely engaged in the upright position. Always use suitable securing straps with the fastening rings to secure heavy items. Never exceed the vehicle's maximum payload. Both the payload and the distribution of the load in the vehicle will have an effect on the driving response and braking distance  .

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Objects that are not secured, or are secured incorrectly, can cause serious injuries in the event of a sudden driving or braking manoeuvre or accident. This applies particularly if objects are struck by the airbag when activated and then flung through the vehicle interior. Please apply the following rules to reduce the risk of accidents:

WARNING

The vehicle handling and braking effect may alter significantly if large or heavy objects are being transported.
Driving notes
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Stowing items of luggage
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Always stow all items of luggage in the vehicle securely. Distribute items in the vehicle, on the roof and on the traile ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing C-pillar trim, saloon
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Checklist
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Removing and installing relay and fuse carrier behind dash panel, LHD vehicles
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