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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:

Notes for wheel alignment
Wheel alignment must be performed only using a VW/AUDI-approved wheel alignment unit! Whenever wheels are aligned, both the front and rear axles must be measured. –  Carry alignment out with the wheel alignm ...

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Contents of the breakdown set  → Preparation  → Sealing and inflating tyres  → Test after driving for 10 minutes You can use the breakdown set (tyre mobility set) to safely seal any tyre damage cause ...

Cleaning the engine compartment
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a hazardous area   . The engine compartment should be cleaned by a qualified workshop. Corrosion protection could be removed and electrical components damaged if the com ...

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