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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning and indicator lamps  

 → Ignition lock  

 → Starter button  

 → Starting the engine  

 → Stopping the engine  

 → Electronic immobilizer  

 → Engine preheating  

Notes in this chapter concerning the automatic gearbox are applicable both for the automatic gearbox and the dual clutch gearbox DSG®.

Immobilizer display

If the vehicle key is not valid or there is a fault in the system, this will be displayed in the instrument cluster. The engine cannot be started.

Push-starting or tow-starting

For technical reasons, your vehicle must not be push-started or tow-started. Use jump leads to another vehicle instead.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Switching the engine off while the vehicle is moving makes it more difficult to stop the vehicle. This can lead to loss of control of the vehicle and to accidents and severe injuries.

WARNING

The risk of serious injury can be reduced with the engine running or when starting the engine.

WARNING

The components of the exhaust system become very hot. This can cause fires and serious injuries.
Starting and stopping the engine
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Warning and indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution Diesel engine is preheating ...

Other materials:

Towing attachment type plate
The trailer load and drawbar load details on the type plate of the towing attachment are test figures for the device. The approved details for the relevant vehicle could be below the trailer load and drawbar load specifications of the trailer. Figures ca ...

Assembly overview - brake servo/brake master cylinder, LHD vehicles
  Note Only use new brake fluid conforming to VW standard (VW 501 14).     1 -  Self-locking hexagon nut Always renew after removing Bolting sequence U ...

Electrical components
At some point, you have probably received an electric shock when touching a metal object. This is due to the electrostatic charge accumulated by the human body. This charge can cause malfunctions if you touch the electric steering rack and steering colum ...

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