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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Notes on tow-starting

 → Notes on towing

 → Fitting the front towing eye

 → Fitting the rear towing eye

 → Driving notes on towing

Observe any legal requirements when towing or tow-starting.

For technical reasons, vehicles with a discharged battery must not be tow-started.

Vehicles with Keyless Access must only be towed with the ignition switched on.

Towing a vehicle when the engine is switched off and the ignition is switched on discharges the vehicle battery. Depending on the vehicle battery charge level, the drop in voltage can be large enough after just a few minutes that electrical consumers in the vehicle will no longer function, e.g. the hazard warning lights. In vehicles with Keyless Access, the steering wheel can lock .

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Never tow a vehicle that has no power supply.

WARNING

If a vehicle is being towed, the vehicle handling and braking effect will change significantly. Please note the following in order to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injuries:

NOTICE

Tow-starting and towing
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Notes on tow-starting
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsVehicles should not be tow-started wherever possible. Use jump leads to start the engine instead . For technical reasons, t ...

Other materials:

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Warning lamp
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Sockets in the vehicle
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