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Your VW Features

  • Windshield Wipers: Keep it clear

    Windshield Wipers: Keep it clear

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    Windshield Wipers: Keep it clear

    • Intermittent

      • From the OFF position, move the wiper stalk one click up to activate the intermittent setting.
      • The switch at the top of the stalk rotates to vary the time interval between each wipe. The farther the switch is moved to the right, the shorter the interval between each wipe will be.

      Continuous

      • LOW: From the OFF position, move the wiper stalk two clicks up.
      • HIGH: From the OFF position, move the wiper stalk three clicks up.

      Pulsing/quick wipes

      • From the OFF position, press the wiper stalk down for a single wipe.
      • Press and hold the wiper stalk down for two seconds for a faster wipe. When you release the stalk, the wipers will begin.

      Wash

      • Pull the stalk toward you to spray washer fluid.

      Service position

      Here’s how to keep your wipers upright on the windshield, for changing wiper blades, cleaning out the window cowl, etc.

      • After you turn your car off, tap the wiper stalk down. The wipers will move into the service position.
      • To move the wipers back, switch on the ignition and tap the wiper stalk down.


    WARNINGS:

    Windshield washer fluid without enough frost protection can freeze on the windshield and reduce visibility.

    • Use the windshield washer system with enough frost protection for winter temperatures.
    • Never use the windshield wipers/washers when it is freezing without first defrosting the windshield. The washer solution may freeze on the windshield and reduce visibility.
    • Worn or dirty wiper blades reduce visibility and increase the risk of accidents and severe injuries. Always replace wiper blades that are worn, damaged, or do not keep the windshield clear.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Eye on tire pressure

    Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Eye on tire pressure

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    Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Eye on tire pressure

    • Seeing the TPMS light? Here’s what to do.

      The correct tire pressure is displayed on the sticker on the driver's door jamb. Inflate your tires to those specifications, not to the number on your tires.

       

      • If you see the TPMS light on your instrument panel or the message "tire pressure too low" in the multi-function display, check all tires and inflate the low tire(s) to the correct pressure as soon as possible.


      • After inflating the low tire(s) to the proper pressure, turn the ignition on and press the SET button inside the glove compartment for at least two seconds.
      • You will hear a beep and the TPMS light will go off.

      Cooler temperatures may cause a warning to appear and then disappear as the tires warm up. This is a good reminder to check and adjust the tires to the proper inflation pressure.


    WARNINGS

    Incorrect tire pressures and/or under-inflation can cause sudden tire failure, loss of control, collision, serious personal injury or even death.

    • When the warning symbol appears in the instrument cluster, stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so and inspect all tires.
    • Incorrect tire pressure and/or under-inflation can cause increased tire wear and can affect the handling of the vehicle and its stopping ability.
    • Incorrect tire pressures and/or under-inflation can also lead to sudden tire failure, including a blowout and sudden deflation, causing loss of vehicle control.
    • The driver is responsible for the correct tire pressures for all tires on the vehicle. The recommended tire pressure values are listed on a sticker inside the fuel filler flap or inside the driver door.
    • The TPMS can only work correctly when all tires on the vehicle are filled to the correct cold tire inflation pressure. Always maintain correct cold tire inflation pressure so that TPMS can do its job.
    • Using incorrect tire pressure values can cause accidents or other damage. Check the pressure in all 4 tires when the tires are still cold. Never reduce air pressure in warm tires to match cold tire inflation pressure.
    • Always inflate the tires to the correct specified cold tire pressure values for the tires installed on the vehicle; see the tire inflation pressure label on the driver door jamb.
    • Always inflate tires to the recommended and correct tire pressure before driving off.
    • Driving with underinflated tires causes them to flex (bend) more, letting them get too hot, which can result in tread separation, sudden tire failure, and loss of control.
    • Excessive speed and/or overloading can cause heat build-up, sudden tire failure, and loss of control.
    • f the tire pressure is too low or too high, the tires will wear prematurely and the vehicle will not handle well.
    • If the tire is not “flat” and you do not have to change the tire or wheel immediately, drive at reduced speed to the nearest service station to check the tire pressure and add air as required.
    • When replacing tires or wheel rims on vehicles equipped with TPMS, always read and heed the information and all WARNINGS in the section.
    • The Tire Pressure Monitoring System must be recalibrated using the SET button whenever you remove and remount or change any wheel or tire on the vehicle, even if the reinstalled or replacement wheels and tires are identical to those that were removed and even if the tire pressure does not change.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Sunroof (optional): Soak up some sun

    Sunroof (optional): Soak up some sun

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    Sunroof (optional): Soak up some sun

    • Open

      • To open the sunroof to the comfort position, which will help minimize variations in cabin pressure and wind noise, turn the dial to the largest circle.
      • To partially open the sunroof, simply turn the dial clockwise to any dot.
      • To open the sunroof completely, twist the dial clockwise as far as it will go and hold.
      • When the sunroof opens, the windscreen will automatically rise. This will help reduce wind noise.

      Close

      • Turn the dial counterclockwise to the closed position.

      Tilt

      • For sunroof to tilt up, press up and hold the lip of the sunroof dial.
      • To close, pull down on the dial lip.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Improper use of the power sunroof can result in serious personal injury.

    • Always make sure that no one is in the way of the power sunroof when it is closing.
    • Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle.
    • Never leave children or disabled persons in the vehicle – particularly if they have access to the vehicle key. Unsupervised use of the remote control vehicle key makes it possible to lock the vehicle, start the engine, turn on the ignition and operate the sunroof.
    • You can still open or close the power sunroof for several minutes after you switch off the ignition, as long as the driver or front passenger door has not been opened.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Streaming Audio: Play audio from your phone or MP3 player

    Streaming Audio: Play audio from your phone or MP3 player

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    Streaming Audio: Play audio from your phone or MP3 player

    • Play music wirelessly from your phone.

       

      RCD 310

      First, you’ll need to activate your car’s Bluetooth® function. You’ll only go through these steps the first time you stream audio.

      • Make sure your device is paired with Bluetooth.
      • Press the MENU hard key.
      • Press the hard key under SETUP.
      • Press the hard key under BT-AUDIO, and make sure ON is selected.
      • Play music on your device as usual.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the hard key under BT-AUDIO.

      From now on, here’s all you’ll need to do to stream audio:

      • Start playing audio from your phone.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the hard key under BT-AUDIO.

       

    • Premium VIII

      • First, pair your compatible Bluetooth equipped phone or audio player.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the BT-Audio soft key.
      • To navigate through your music, press the PLAY/PAUSE, PREVIOUS, and NEXT TRACK soft keys.


    • RNS 315

      • First, pair your compatible Bluetooth equipped phone or audio player.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key. Audio will start to play from your phone.
      • If other media are connected, such as an SD card, CDs or an iPod®, press the Bluetooth icon soft key on the menu.
      • To select the next or previous track, press the arrow hard keys on the steering wheel.
      • To pause a song, press the radio tuning knob.


    • RNS 510

      • First, pair your compatible Bluetooth equipped phone or audio player. Please refer to vw.com\bluetooth for more information.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the soft key with the Bluetooth icon.
      • Music may start streaming automatically, or you may have to press Play depending on your device.
      • To navigate through your music, press the PLAY/PAUSE, PREVIOUS, and NEXT TRACK soft keys. You can also use the two arrow hard keys at the top left of the radio.


    WARNINGS:

    Distracting the driver from traffic can lead to collisions and injuries. Using the radio system while driving can distract from traffic.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above about 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are always audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source. Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision, causing injury.
    • Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the area marked "AIRBAG" on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seatbacks, or between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury in the event of a collision, especially if the airbags inflate.
    • Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
    • The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause collisions and severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
    • Injuries can be caused by invisible laser beams if the housing of the CD player is opened. Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Seats, Power (optional): Automatically adjust your position

    Seats, Power (optional): Automatically adjust your position

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    Seats, Power (optional): Automatically adjust your position

    • The power seat adjustment controls are shaped like the seat back and cushion. They move the seats in the same direction that you push them.

       

      Adjust seat angle forward or back

      Push the vertical button.

       

      • Toward the front to decrease the angle.
      • Toward the back to increase the angle.

      Move the seat forward or back

      Push the horizontal button.

       

      • Toward the front to move the seat forward.
      • Toward the rear to move the seat backward.

      Set the seat height

      Use the same horizontal button.

       

      • Pull up to raise the seat.
      • Push down to lower the seat.

       

    • Tilt the seat

      You can use the horizontal button to adjust the seat angle.

       

      • Push down or pull up the front of the button to tilt the seat forward or back.

      Adjust the lumbar support

      Use the circular button.

       

      • The up/down controls move the lumbar support up or down.
      • The front/rear controls inflate or deflate the lumbar support.
      • This feature allows you to customize the comfort of your lower back.

      Please be sure to adjust your seat while the vehicle is stationary, never when moving.

       

    WARNING:

    Improper seating positions increase the risk of severe or fatal injuries in a crash or other accident, especially when the airbag deploys.

    • All occupants must sit properly and be properly restrained at all times.
    • Never let more people ride in the vehicle than there are seating positions with safety belts available.
    • Always secure children in the vehicle with an approved and suitable restraint system appropriate for their age, weight, and height.
    • Always keep your feet on the floor in front of the seat. Never rest them on the seat, instrument panel, out of the window, etc. The airbag system and safety belt will not be able to protect you properly and can even increase the risk of injury in a crash.
    • Always adjust seat, safety belts, and head restraints properly before driving and make sure that all passengers are properly restrained.
    • Push the passenger seat as far back as possible. Always be sure that there are at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the front passenger's breastbone and the instrument panel.
    • Always adjust the driver's seat and the steering wheel so that there are at least 10 inches (25 cm) between your breastbone and the steering wheel.
    • Adjust the driver's seat so that you can easily push the pedals all the way to the floor while keeping your knee(s) slightly bent. The distance to the instrument panel in the knee area must be at least 4 inches (10 cm).
    • If these requirements cannot be met for physical reasons, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to see whether adaptive equipment is available.
    • Always hold the steering wheel on the outside of the steering wheel rim with your hands at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions to help reduce the risk of personal injury if the driver's airbag inflates.
    • Never hold the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position or with your hands at other places inside the steering wheel rim or on the steering wheel hub. Holding the steering wheel the wrong way can cause serious injuries to the hands, arms, and head if the driver's airbag inflates.
    • Pointing the steering wheel toward your face decreases the ability of the driver's airbag to help protect you in a collision.
    • Never drive with backrests reclined or tilted back farther than necessary to drive comfortably. The farther back the backrests are tilted, the greater the risk of injury caused by incorrect positioning of the safety belts and improper seating position.
    • Never drive with the front seat passenger backrest tilted forward. If the front airbag deploys, the front backrest can be forced backward and injure passengers on the rear seat.
    • Sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel and the instrument panel.
    • Always sit upright with your back against the backrest with the front seats properly adjusted. Never lean against or place any part of your body too close to the area where the airbags are located.
    • Rear seat passengers who are not properly seated and restrained are more likely to be seriously injured in a crash.
    • Improper adjustment of the seats can cause accidents and severe injuries.
    • Never adjust the seats while the vehicle is moving. Your seat may move unexpectedly and you could lose control of the vehicle. In addition, you will not be in the correct seating position while adjusting the seats.
    • Adjust the front seat height, angle and longitudinal direction only if the seat adjustment area is clear.
    • The adjustment of the front seats must not be restricted by things in the footwell in front or behind the seats.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Seats, Memory (optional): Seats and mirrors that won’t forget you

    Seats, Memory (optional): Seats and mirrors that won’t forget you

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    Seats, Memory (optional): Seats and mirrors that won’t forget you

    • Setting your memory seats and mirrors

      • Close the door and turn on the ignition.
      • Adjust the seat and mirrors.
      • Press the SET button, located above the power seat controls.
      • Press one of the numbered memory buttons until you hear a chime.

      Two ways to recall memory seat settings

      • Press and release the corresponding memory button when door is open and ignition is switched off OR…
      • If door is closed, press the memory button until the stored position is reached.


    WARNINGS:

    Improper use of electrical seat controls can cause serious personal injuries.

    • The front seats in your vehicle can be electrically adjusted even when the vehicle key has been removed from the ignition or, on a vehicle with Keyless Access, even if there is no key in the vehicle.
    • Never leave children and persons who need help in the vehicle alone because the unsupervised use of the electric seat adjustments can result in serious personal injury.
    • Always make sure that no one is in the way while the front seats are being adjusted, or while calling up the stored memory settings for the front seats. In an emergency, stop automatic seat adjustment by pressing a seat adjustment switch.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Seats, Manual: Set your seat right

    Seats, Manual: Set your seat right

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    Seats, Manual: Set your seat right

    • Recline your seat

      Push the lever on the lower rear of your seat and lean forward or back to adjust your seat angle. The seat back will lock in its position when you release the lever.


      Adjust your lumbar support

      • This allows you to customize the comfort of your lower back.
      • Use the lever on the seat back.
      • Rotate the lever forward to increase the support.
      • Rotate the lever backward to decrease the support.

       

      Adjust your seat height

      • Use the lever directly beneath the left side of the seat.
      • Push down to lower the seat.


    • Adjust your seat forward or back

      • Pull up on the handle under the driver's seat.
      • Rock forward or back to a comfortable position.
      • Release the handle to lock the seat in place.

    WARNINGS:

    Improper seating positions increase the risk of severe or fatal injuries in a crash or other accident, especially when the airbag deploys.

    • All occupants must sit properly and be properly restrained at all times.
    • Never let more people ride in the vehicle than there are seating positions with safety belts available.
    • Always secure children in the vehicle with an approved and suitable restraint system appropriate for their age, weight, and height.
    • Always keep your feet on the floor in front of the seat. Never rest them on the seat, instrument panel, out of the window, etc. The airbag system and safety belt will not be able to protect you properly and can even increase the risk of injury in a crash.
    • Always adjust seat, safety belts, and head restraints properly before driving and make sure that all passengers are properly restrained.
    • Push the passenger seat as far back as possible. Always be sure that there are at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the front passenger's breastbone and the instrument panel.
    • Always adjust the driver's seat and the steering wheel so that there are at least 10 inches (25 cm) between your breastbone and the steering wheel.
    • Adjust the driver's seat so that you can easily push the pedals all the way to the floor while keeping your knee(s) slightly bent. The distance to the instrument panel in the knee area must be at least 4 inches (10 cm).
    • If these requirements cannot be met for physical reasons, contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to see whether adaptive equipment is available.
    • Always hold the steering wheel on the outside of the steering wheel rim with your hands at the 9 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions to help reduce the risk of personal injury if the driver's airbag inflates.
    • Never hold the steering wheel at the 12 o'clock position or with your hands at other places inside the steering wheel rim or on the steering wheel hub. Holding the steering wheel the wrong way can cause serious injuries to the hands, arms, and head if the driver's airbag inflates.
    • Pointing the steering wheel toward your face decreases the ability of the driver's airbag to help protect you in a collision.
    • Never drive with backrests reclined or tilted back farther than necessary to drive comfortably. The farther back the backrests are tilted, the greater the risk of injury caused by incorrect positioning of the safety belts and improper seating position.
    • Never drive with the front seat passenger backrest tilted forward. If the front airbag deploys, the front backrest can be forced backward and injure passengers on the rear seat.
    • Sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel and the instrument panel.
    • Always sit upright with your back against the backrest with the front seats properly adjusted. Never lean against or place any part of your body too close to the area where the airbags are located.
    • Rear seat passengers who are not properly seated and restrained are more likely to be seriously injured in a crash.
    • Improper adjustment of the seats can cause accidents and severe injuries.
    • Never adjust the seats while the vehicle is moving. Your seat may move unexpectedly and you could lose control of the vehicle. In addition, you will not be in the correct seating position while adjusting the seats.
    • Adjust the front seat height, angle and longitudinal direction only if the seat adjustment area is clear.
    • The adjustment of the front seats must not be restricted by things in the footwell in front or behind the seats.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Radio, RNS 510 (optional): Set your presets and more

    Radio, RNS 510 (optional): Set your presets and more

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    Radio, RNS 510 (optional): Set your presets and more

    • The presets on the RNS 510 can be set to FM or AM stations, or SiriusXM Satellite Radio channels.

       

      Preset a station

      • Press the BAND hard key repeatedly to toggle from FM, AM or SAT.
      • Press the Presets soft key to choose the preset group of your choice.
      • Turn the tuner knob on the right to select a station to preset.
      • Then press and hold a preset soft key until you hear the confirmation tone.

      HD Radio® Programming. HD Radio is totally free programming, offering crystal-clear sound—FM stations have CD-quality sound, while AM stations sound like FM stereo. HD Radio offers more variety, as many FM stations broadcast extra HD multicast channels.

      HD Radio Signal Interruption. When leaving the HD coverage area, HD1 channels will switch to the analog signal, while HD2/HD3 channels will cut off completely, without gradual fading. This is normal. The signal will refresh as you drive.

      SiriusXM Satellite Radio. New Volkswagen vehicles come with a three-month trial subscription to the Sirius Select package. Infrequently, tall buildings and tunnels may interrupt the satellite signal. This is normal. The signal will refresh as you drive. For more information, please refer to the SiriusXM brochure in your glove box.

    WARNINGS:

    Distracting the driver from traffic can lead to collisions and injuries. Using the radio system while driving can distract from traffic.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above about 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are always audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source. Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision, causing injury.
    • Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the area marked "AIRBAG" on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seatbacks, or between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury in the event of a collision, especially if the airbags inflate.
    • Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver
    • The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause collisions and severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
    • Injuries can be caused by invisible laser beams if the housing of the CD player is opened. Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Radio, RNS 315 (optional): Set your presets and more

    Radio, RNS 315 (optional): Set your presets and more

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    Radio, RNS 315 (optional): Set your presets and more

    • Select and save a preset radio station

       

      • AM/FM stations: Turn the center knob to your desired station, then press and hold the knob. The preset soft keys will appear. Press and hold a preset soft key until you hear the confirmation tone. To save another preset, turn the center knob again to choose a station, and repeat the steps.

      SiriusXM Satellite Radio. New Volkswagen vehicles come with a three-month trial subscription to the Sirius Select package. Infrequently, tall buildings and tunnels may interrupt the satellite signal. This is normal. The signal will refresh as you drive. For more information, please refer to the SiriusXM brochure in your glove box.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Distracting the driver from traffic can lead to collisions and injuries. Using the radio system while driving can distract from traffic.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above about 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are always audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source. Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision, causing injury.
    • Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the area marked "AIRBAG" on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seatbacks, or between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury in the event of a collision, especially if the airbags inflate.
    • Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
    • The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause collisions and severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
    • Injuries can be caused by invisible laser beams if the housing of the CD player is opened. Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Radio, RCD 310: Set your station presets

    Radio, RCD 310: Set your station presets

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    Radio, RCD 310: Set your station presets

    • Select and save radio presets

      • Press the FM or AM hard key to select a band.
      • Turn the right knob to select a station (or use the SEEK button).
      • Press and hold one of the preset buttons until you hear a chime.
      • For more preset choices, press the FM or AM hard keys to toggle between the two preset groups.


    WARNINGS:

    Distracting the driver from traffic can lead to collisions and injuries. Using the radio system while driving can distract from traffic.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above about 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are always audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source. Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision, causing injury.
    • Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the area marked "AIRBAG" on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seatbacks, or between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury in the event of a collision, especially if the airbags inflate.
    • Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
    • The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause collisions and severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
    • Injuries can be caused by invisible laser beams if the housing of the CD player is opened. Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.



  • Radio, Premium VIII (optional): Set your presets and more

    Radio, Premium VIII (optional): Set your presets and more

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    Radio, Premium VIII (optional): Set your presets and more

    • Select and save a preset radio station

      • Press AM, FM or SAT to select a band.
      • Use the tuning knob at the lower right to select a station, then press and hold a preset station soft key until you hear a confirmation beep. The new station will appear in the display.
      • By pressing the Presets soft key you can change through additional presets.
    • Load a CD

      • Press the LOAD/EJECT button.
      • Press any of the six soft keys to select a slot for the CD and then insert the CD.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key and press CD to listen.

      Select and play a CD

      • Press the MEDIA hard key to get to the Media selection menu.
      • Press the CD soft key at the top of the menu. This will open the CD selection menu.
      • If a CD is being played, the CD selection menu is opened when the device is switched on with the function button before the media selection menu is opened.
      • Choose a CD by pressing its soft key. Playback starts from the first track when the changer changes to another CD.

      How to read the CD selection menu

      You’ll see one of the following displays in each of the six CD slots. In these examples, “CD X” represents a particular CD slot, such as “CD 1,” “CD 2,” etc.

       

      • CD X: CD Audio
      • This CD slot is occupied with an audio CD.

       

      • CD X: Name: Inserted audio CD with CD text.
      • This slot is occupied with an audio CD. The name of the CD will appear.

       

      • CD X: Data: Inserted audio data CD.
      • This CD slot is occupied with an audio data CD.

       

      • CD X: Empty
      • There is no CD in this slot. You may select it and load a CD.

       

      • CD X: No Audio
      • Your CD changer cannot read the CD that has been inserted into this slot.

       

      HD Radio® Programming. HD Radio is totally free programming, offering crystal-clear sound—FM stations have CD-quality sound, while AM stations sound like FM stereo. HD Radio offers more variety, as many FM stations broadcast extra HD multicast channels.

       

      HD Radio Signal Interruption. When leaving the HD coverage area, HD1 channels will switch to the analog signal, while HD2/HD3 channels will cut off completely, without gradual fading. This is normal. The signal will refresh as you drive.

       

      SiriusXM Satellite Radio. New Volkswagen vehicles come with a three-month trial subscription to the Sirius Select package. Infrequently, tall buildings and tunnels may interrupt the satellite signal. This is normal. The signal will refresh as you drive. For more information, please refer to the SiriusXM brochure in your glove box.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Distracting the driver from traffic can lead to collisions and injuries. Using the radio system while driving can distract from traffic.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above about 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are always audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source. Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision, causing injury.
    • Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the area marked "AIRBAG" on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seatbacks, or between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury in the event of a collision, especially if the airbags inflate.
    • Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
    • The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause collisions and severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
    • Injuries can be caused by invisible laser beams if the housing of the CD player is opened. Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Odometer: Reset the trip odometer

    Odometer: Reset the trip odometer

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    Odometer: Reset the trip odometer

      • Press and hold the 0.0/SET hard key to reset to zero.

    WARNING:

    Driving on today's roads demands the full attention of the driver at all times. Driver distraction causes accidents, collisions and serious personal injury!

    • Never use the buttons in the instrument cluster while driving.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Navigation, RNS 510 (optional)

    Navigation, RNS 510 (optional)

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    Navigation, RNS 510 (optional)

    • Enter a destination

      • Press the NAV hard key.
      • Now press the Dest. soft key.
      • Tap the Address soft key. Now enter the information, beginning with the state, then enter the city, the street, and the number.
      • Not sure about the number of the address you’re looking for? You can just enter the state, the city, and the street.
      • Confirm the address. If the address is incorrect, press the back button to return to the address entry screen.
      • Press the START soft key to begin route.

       

    • Using the map function

      With your route displayed (or you can press the MAP hard key to display your location), you can simply drag your finger on the touchscreen to move the map around. This will allow you to see what lies ahead on your journey. To return the map to your present position, press the button with the car surrounded by arrows located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

       

      Get current traffic information

      Avoid congestion before you reach it. SiriusXM Traffic enhances your vehicle's navigation system with the ability to see detailed traffic information, pinpoint traffic incidents, determine average traffic speed and estimate travel time along your route. To access SiriusXM Traffic, press the Map button on the lower left side of the touchscreen. Then select the Traffic display option and you'll receive local traffic reports where available. For more details call SiriusXM Satellite Radio at 1-888-539-7474.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Operating the radio navigation system while driving can distract from traffic and lead to accidents.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above around 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Inserting data media while driving can distract from traffic and lead to accidents. Always keep the storage compartment closed while driving.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Navigation, RNS 315 (optional): Get where you need to go

    Navigation, RNS 315 (optional): Get where you need to go

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    Navigation, RNS 315 (optional): Get where you need to go

    • Enter a destination

      • Press the NAV hard key.
      • Tap the flag icon on the touchscreen. This will allow you to enter the address. Enter the state first, then the city, the street, and the number
      • Not sure about the number of the address you’re looking for? You can just enter the state, the city, and the street. Then press the List soft key to display the street.
      • Confirm the address. If the address is incorrect, press the back button to return to the address entry screen.
      • Press the START soft key to begin your route.
      • The map to your destination will then be shown on the touchscreen.

      NOTE: You can turn the control knob to zoom in and out of the map.

      Change the route settings

      The system will automatically display the fastest route. You can also have the most economical or shortest route displayed.

      • Within the Navigation screen, press the SETUP hard key.
      • Choose ROUTE OPTIONS.
      • Choose ROUTE CRITERIA.
      • Now you can change from the Fast default to Economic or Short.

       

      Update maps annually
      To order map updates, visit your Volkswagen dealer or navigation.com/vw.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Operating the radio navigation system while driving can distract from traffic and lead to accidents.

    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above around 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Inserting data media while driving can distract from traffic and lead to accidents. Always keep the storage compartment closed while driving.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • MP3/iPod® Adapter: Plug in your playlists for the road

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    MP3/iPod® Adapter: Plug in your playlists for the road

    • Playing your iPod device or MP3 player with the MDI cable

      To connect your device, here’s all you need to do.

       

    • RCD 310

      • First, note that your iPod music player must be Generation Four or newer.
      • Connect it to your car’s MDI cable.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the hard key under MEDIA-IN.
      • Audio from your device will begin playing through your speaker system.
      • You can use the arrow hard keys at the bottom of the unit to navigate through your music.


    • RNS 315

      • First, note that your iPod music player must be Generation Four or newer.
      •  Connect it to your car’s MDI cable.
      • Audio from your device will play through your speaker system.
      • To choose a song, press the LIST soft key, then the UP soft key. To display the category list, press the UP soft key again.


    • Premium VIII or RNS 510

      • First, note that your iPod music player must be Generation Four or newer.
      • Connect it to your car’s MDI cable.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the MDI or MEDIA-IN soft key until the external audio device is shown in the display.
      • Audio from your device will begin playing through your speaker system.
      • To choose a song, press the Selection soft key.
      • To display the category, press the key with the folder icon at the upper left of the screen.
      • To return to the main screen, press the Back soft key on the upper right corner of the screen.

      Note: Premium VIII display shown.


    • Do you have the right cable for your iPod device?

      The MDI iPod adapter cable that came with your Volkswagen works with fourth generation and newer iPods and iPhones up to the iPhone 4S, as well as iPod Touch. The MDI iPod adapter cable with tagging, which has a purple connector base, works only with iPod Touch, iPod Nano (5G or higher) and iPhones.up to the iPhone 4S. This cable supports music tagging with your HD Radio® or SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription, so you can remember songs you’ve heard while driving and purchase them later using iTunes. To purchase the MDI iPod adapter cable with tagging, please visit your local Volkswagen dealer, or order online at http://drivergear.vw.com.

       

    • Playing your media device with the auxiliary jack


      First, plug in your media device to the auxiliary jack. Note that an auxiliary cable does not come standard.

       

    • RCD 310

      First, you’ll need to activate your car’s auxiliary port. You’ll only go through these steps the first time you use the port.

      • Once you’ve plugged in your iPod device to the auxiliary jack, press the MENU hard key.
      • Press the hard key under SETUP.
      • Press the hard key under AUX—make sure ON is selected.
      • Begin playing audio from your device.

      From now on, here’s all you’ll need to do to play audio using the auxiliary port:

      • Press the MEDIA hard key.
      • Press the hard key under AUX.
      • Begin playing audio from your phone.

       

    • Premium VIII or RNS 510

      • Press the SETUP hard key.
      • Press the MEDIA soft key.
      • Press the Activate AUX Input soft key.
      • Press the MEDIA hard key.

      NOTE: Premium VIII display shown

      RNS 315

      • To toggle between different media, such as a CD or streaming audio from your phone, press the MEDIA hard key. Then press the media-specific soft key.

    WARNINGS:

    Driver distraction, including the operation of external audio devices, can cause accidents and serious personal injury.

    • Always focus your undivided attention on driving the vehicle.
    • Never display video images in the display when the vehicle is moving.
    • Use the radio navigation system only if road, traffic, and weather conditions permit and you will not be distracted from your driving.
    • Always obey applicable laws regarding the use of displays when the vehicle is moving.
    • Always adjust volume so that horns and warning sounds from outside the vehicle (police and fire truck sirens, for example) can be clearly heard at any time.
    • Observe legal regulations.
    • Always drive attentively and responsibly.
    • Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to volumes above about 85 decibels.
    • Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are always audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
    • Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source.
    • Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or an accident, causing injury.
    • Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the area marked "AIRBAG" on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seat backs, or between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury in the event of an accident, especially if the airbags inflate.
    • Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
    • The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause accidents and severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Manual Climate Control

    Manual Climate Control

    • Cool the interior

      • Turn the temperature dial to MAX A/C.
      • Turn the fan speed to 6.
      • The air recirculation light will come on automatically.
      • Turn the vent dial to icon with the arrow pointing to the body.
      • After reaching the desired temperature, turn the fan speed down to a lower setting.


    • Heat the interior

      • Turn the temperature dial to HI.
      • Turn the fan speed to 4.
      • Turn the vent dial to the icon with two arrows.

       

    • Defrost the windshield

      • Turn the temperature dial to HI.
      • Turn the fan speed to 4.
      • Turn the vent dial to the windshield setting (at the top of the dial).
      • The A/C light will come on automatically.*

      *The A/C is used to dehumidify the air.


    WARNINGS:

    Poor visibility increases the risk of collisions and other accidents that cause serious personal injuries.

    • Always make sure all windows are clear of ice, snow, and condensation for good visibility to the front, sides, and rear.
    • Maximum heating output and fast defrosting are not possible until the engine has reached operating temperature. Wait until you have good visibility before driving off.
    • Always make sure you know how to properly use the heating and ventilation systems as well as the rear window defogger that you will need for good visibility.
    • Never use air recirculation for long periods of time. When the air conditioner is off and recirculation mode is on, condensation can quickly form on the windows and greatly reduce visibility.
    • Always switch off recirculation mode when it is not needed. Stale air causes driver fatigue and reduces driver alertness, which can cause accidents, collisions, and serious personal injury.
    • Never switch off the fan for a long period of time and never use air recirculation a long period of time because no fresh air will come into the passenger compartment.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Optional Keyless Entry: Unlock doors and remote start

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    Optional Keyless Entry: Unlock doors and remote start

    • Your key fob couldn’t be easier to use. Because you don’t even have to use it to lock or unlock your car. Just make sure you have it with you. The transmitter in your key fob and the sensor in the driver’s door will take care of the rest.

       

      Open

      • Make sure you have your key fob with you.* Grasp the door handle and wait for the door to unlock. (Remember to avoid touching the depression on the front of the handle, or the door will remain locked.) Then pull the handle.

      NOTE: You can customize which doors unlock when you stand near the driver’s door with your key fob. For example, you can program only the driver’s door to unlock, or all doors to unlock. Click here to learn more.

      *Some heavy purses, bags, etc. may block the signal from your car to your key fob, preventing keyless entry from working.

    • Start

      • When starting the car, the key fob must be in the car cabin. Otherwise, the “Key not in range” message will appear on the multi-function display.
      • Press down the brake pedal.
      • Push the START/STOP button.

       

      Optional remote start

      Before you remote start, make sure that:

      • All doors (including the fuel door) and windows are shut.
      • Doors are locked.
      • Fuel light is not on.

      Then you can remote start:

      • Double-press the x2 button on the key fob.
      • Your car will shut off if you hit the unlock button, open the door, or just have your hand in the front door handle.
      • After starting your car remotely, it will only run for ten minutes.
      • If you use remote start twice within ten minutes, you must start the car manually.
      • If you hit unlock, the car will lock automatically 30 seconds later if you haven’t entered the car.


      Stop

      • Make sure your vehicle is parked.
      • Press the START/STOP button.
      • Your vehicle’s engine will quit.

       

    • Lock

      • Make sure you have your key fob with you.* Then touch your thumb to the depression on the handle. (NOTE: The door will not lock if you are grasping the handle.)

      NOTE: Be sure not to stand too close to the vehicle for prolonged periods of time with the key on your person, as it may drain your vehicle’s battery.

      *Some heavy purses, bags, etc. may block the signal from your car to your key fob, preventing keyless entry from working.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Improper use of vehicle keys can result in serious personal injury.

    • Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle. It can be used to start the engine and operate vehicle systems such as the power windows, leading to serious personal injury. Children or other unauthorized persons could also lock the doors and the luggage compartment.
    • Never leave children, disabled persons, or anyone who cannot help themselves in the vehicle. The doors can be locked with the remote control key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency. For example, depending on the time of year, people trapped in the vehicle can be exposed to very high or very low temperatures.
    • A closed vehicle can become very hot or very cold, depending on the season. Particularly in the summer, heat build-up in the passenger and luggage compartment of a parked vehicle can result in temperatures in the vehicle that are much higher than the outside temperatures. Temperatures can quickly reach levels that can cause unconsciousness and death, particularly to small children.
    • Never remove the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving or rolling to a stop. The steering wheel will lock and you will not be able to steer or control the vehicle.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Key Fob Programming: Customize your key fob

    Key Fob Programming: Customize your key fob

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    Key Fob Programming: Customize your key fob

    • Customize your door settings with your steering wheel

      To customize which doors lock or unlock when you press the key fob, use the multi-function steering wheel:

       

      • First, make sure your vehicle is parked. Your car won’t let you do this while you’re driving.
      • Press the button with the menu icon located on the steering wheel until you see the Settings screen on the multi-function display in the instrument cluster.

       

       

      • Press the down arrow to scroll to Convenience.
      • Press OK.
      • Scroll down to Door open and press OK.
      • Press Manual to adjust which doors lock or unlock when the key fob is pressed once.
      • All doors unlocks all doors.
      • Single door unlocks only the driver's door.Vehicle side unlocks the doors on the driver's side of the vehicle.
      • Press the up or down arrows to select an option.
      • Press OK to select your preference.
    • Disable the horn beep when the doors lock

      • Press the menu button on the right side of your steering wheel until the Settings screen appears in the multi-function display.
      • Press the down arrow to scroll to Convenience and press OK.
      • Scroll down to ATA confirm*. Press OK to check the box (horn will sound when doors are locked) or uncheck the box (horn will not sound).

      *ATA stands for Anti-Theft Alarm.

       

       

    • Program the doors to unlock when you remove the keys from the ignition

      • Make sure your vehicle is parked.
      • Press the menu button on your steering wheel until you see the screen labeled Settings on the multi-function display in your instrument cluster.
      • Press the down arrow to scroll to Convenience—press OK.
      • Scroll down to Central Locking—press OK.
      • Select Automatic—press OK.

       

      • Select Unlock, press OK, and make sure the box is checked.
      • From now on, when you remove your keys from the ignition, the doors will automatically unlock.


    WARNINGS:

    Improper use of vehicle keys can result in serious personal injury.

    • Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle. It can be used to start the engine and operate vehicle systems such as the power windows, leading to serious personal injury. Children or other unauthorized persons could also lock the doors and the luggage compartment.
    • Never leave children, disabled persons, or anyone who cannot help themselves in the vehicle. The doors can be locked with the remote control key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency. For example, depending on the time of year, people trapped in the vehicle can be exposed to very high or very low temperature
    • A closed vehicle can become very hot or very cold, depending on the season. Particularly in the summer, heat build-up in the passenger and luggage compartment of a parked vehicle can result in temperatures in the vehicle that are much higher than the outside temperatures. Temperatures can quickly reach levels that can cause unconsciousness and death, particularly to small children.
    • Never remove the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving or rolling to a stop. The steering wheel will lock and you will not be able to steer or control the vehicle.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Key Fob: One-push shortcuts

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    Key Fob: One-push shortcuts

    • Lock

      • To lock all doors and the trunk, press the lock button once.

      Unlock

      • To unlock the driver’s door only, press the unlock button once.
      • To unlock all the doors and the trunk, press the unlock button twice.


    • Open the trunk

      There are three ways to open the trunk:

      • Press and hold the trunk button on the key fob. The trunk will open automatically. The key fob is designed to help prevent the trunk from opening accidentally, which is why you need to press and hold the button until the trunk opens.
      • Pull the trunk release button on the driver’s door.
      • Press the unlock button twice. Then press the large button above the license plate (called the microswitch) and lift slightly. The trunk will open automatically.

       


    • Close the trunk

      • Grab the trunk’s ergonomically designed inside handle and pull down.


    WARNINGS:

    Improper use of vehicle keys can result in serious personal injury.

    • Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle. It can be used to start the engine and operate vehicle systems such as the power windows, leading to serious personal injury. Children or other unauthorized persons could also lock the doors and the luggage compartment.
    • Never leave children, disabled persons, or anyone who cannot help themselves in the vehicle. The doors can be locked with the remote control key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency. For example, depending on the time of year, people trapped in the vehicle can be exposed to very high or very low temperatures.
    • A closed vehicle can become very hot or very cold, depending on the season. Particularly in the summer, heat build-up in the passenger and luggage compartment of a parked vehicle can result in temperatures in the vehicle that are much higher than the outside temperatures. Temperatures can quickly reach levels that can cause unconsciousness and death, particularly to small children.
    • Never remove the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving or rolling to a stop. The steering wheel will lock and you will not be able to steer or control the vehicle.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Heating & Cooling, Climatronic® (optional)

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    Heating & Cooling, Climatronic® (optional)

    • The Climatronic system works automatically to heat or cool the car’s cabin and regulate the fan speed as needed.

       

      To cool or heat the interior

      • Turn the left dial to 72F.
      • Press the AUTO button. Like a thermostat, the system will maintain the temperature.
      • In extreme heat, press the MAX AC button. When a comfortable temperature has been reached, push the AUTO button again.

       

       

    • Set different temperatures for driver and passenger

      • The driver turns the left dial until the desired temperature is shown above the dial.
      • The passenger can choose a different temperature by turning the right dial.
      • The passenger’s temperature can be synchronized with the driver’s temperature by pressing the SYNC button. When the light is on, SYNC is activated.


    • Defrost the windshield

      • Press the MAX defrost button. The AC function comes on automatically to dry the air.
      • When the windshield is clear, push the AUTO button to return to your automatic climate control settings.


    WARNINGS:

    Poor visibility increases the risk of collisions and other accidents that cause serious personal injuries.

    • Always make sure all windows are clear of ice, snow, and condensation for good visibility to the front, sides, and rear.
    • Maximum heating output and fast defrosting are not possible until the engine has reached operating temperature. Wait until you have good visibility before driving off.
    • Always make sure you know how to properly use the heating and ventilation systems as well as the rear window defogger that you will need for good visibility.
    • Never use air recirculation for long periods of time. When the air conditioner is off and recirculation mode is on, condensation can quickly form on the windows and greatly reduce visibility.
    • Always switch off recirculation mode when it is not needed. Stale air causes driver fatigue and reduces driver alertness, which can cause accidents, collisions, and serious personal injury.
    • Never switch off the fan for a long period of time and never use air recirculation a long period of time because no fresh air will come into the passenger compartment.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • DSG® Transmission: Smooth, seamless shifting

    DSG® Transmission: Smooth, seamless shifting

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    DSG® Transmission: Smooth, seamless shifting

    • The DSG technology is a groundbreaking “two-in-one” concept. Totally unlike a conventional automatic transmission, it combines the fuel efficiency of a clutch-operated transmission with the convenience of automatic shifting. Twin electronically controlled shafts manage gear selection, always anticipating your next shift.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Cruise Control: Set your speed

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    Cruise Control: Set your speed

    • Activate

      • Locate the cruise control stalk on the left side of the steering column.
      • Activate the cruise control by turning the switch on the top of the cruise stalk to the ON position.
      • The speedometer icon will appear in the available multi-function display.

      Set cruising speed

      • When you get to your cruising speed, press the rocker switch at the end of the cruise stalk toward SET/-. The green CRUISE light will appear in the instrument cluster.
      • To increase your speed, press the rocker switch up, toward RES/+.
      • To reduce speed, press the rocker switch down, toward SET/-.

      Cancel and resume

      • To cancel the cruise control, press the brake pedal or turn the switch at the top of the stalk to CANCEL. The CRUISE light will go off.
      • To resume your speed, press the rocker switch up, toward RES/+.

      Your most recently set speed will appear as a small icon in the multi-function display. It will remain in memory until you turn the Passat off, or until you turn the switch on the top of the cruise stalk to the OFF position.


    WARNINGS:

    Using the cruise control when it is not possible to drive safely at a constant speed can be dangerous and can lead to an accident and serious personal injuries.

    • Never use cruise control when driving in heavy or varying traffic or when you cannot keep a safe distance between you and the vehicles ahead of you.
    • Never use cruise control on steep, winding, or slippery roads (such as gravel roads, wet roads, or snowy or icy roads) or on roads with standing water.
    • Never use cruise control when driving off-road or on unpaved roads.
    • Always adjust your speed and the distance you keep between you and the vehicles ahead of you to the road, traffic, weather and visibility conditions.
    • To help prevent unintended operation of cruise control, switch the system off when it is not being used.
    • It is dangerous to use the Resume feature when the previously set speed is too high for the existing road, traffic, or weather conditions.
    • When going downhill, the cruise control may not be able to maintain a constant speed. The vehicle may speed up because of its own weight. Downshift and/or use the foot brake to slow the vehicle.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Cornering Lights (Optional): More light around the corner

    Cornering Lights (Optional): More light around the corner

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    Cornering Lights (Optional): More light around the corner

    • Your Volkswagen automatically gives you more light when turning corners at night.

       

      • When traveling 25 mph or lower with the headlights on, the fog light on one side of your vehicle will come on when you turn a corner.
      • Turn to the right, and the right fog light comes on; turn to the left, and the left fog light comes on.
      • If your car is stopped and you switch on your turn signal, the corresponding fog light will turn on.
      • The fog light automatically turns off when you straighten out the steering wheel.

       

    WARNINGS:

    Headlights that are aimed too high and improper use of the headlight flasher or high beams can blind and distract other drivers. This can lead to a crash and serious personal injuries.

    • Always make sure that headlights are properly adjusted.
    •  Never use the headlight flasher or high-beams when they can blind or distract other drivers.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

  • Coming Home / Leaving Home (optional)

    Coming Home / Leaving Home (optional)

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    Coming Home / Leaving Home (optional)

    • The coming home/leaving home feature helps illuminate your surroundings at night when entering or exiting the vehicle.

       

      Leaving home

      Pressing the key fob to unlock the vehicle turns on the headlights for a short time.

       

    • Coming home

      • Turn off the ignition.
      • Pull the high-beam switch toward you briefly, one time.
      • Open the driver's door. The headlights will remain on for a short amount of time for your safety.

       

    • You can adjust the time that the lights will remain on

      • Press the menu button on the right side of your steering wheel until the Settings screen appears in the multi-function display.
      • Press the down arrow to scroll to Lights & Vision and press OK.
      • Select Coming Home/Leaving Home and press OK.


    • Choose 10, 20, or 30 seconds and press OK.

    WARNINGS

    Headlights that are aimed too high and improper use of the headlight flasher or high beams can blind and distract other drivers. This can lead to a crash and serious personal injuries.

    • Always make sure that headlights are properly adjusted.
    • Never use the headlight flasher or highbeams when they can blind or distract other drivers.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Clock: Be right on time

    Clock: Be right on time

    • Setting the clock

      • First press the hard key on the left side of the instrument cluster. Press once to change the hour, or press twice to change the minutes


      • Then press the hard key on the right side of the instrument cluster. Each press will move the time forward by one hour or by one minute, or you may press-and-hold to fast-forward the hours.
      • Press the left key to set the time.


    WARNING:

    Driving on today's roads demands the full attention of the driver at all times. Driver distraction causes accidents, collisions and serious personal injury!

    • Never use the buttons in the instrument cluster while driving.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.

     

  • Bluetooth: Voice recognition

    Bluetooth: Voice recognition

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    Bluetooth: Voice recognition

    • Make calls with the Bluetooth system using voice commands

       

      Call by name

      • Press the microphone button. After the chime, your car’s Bluetooth system will say, “Main menu.”
      • After the beep, say, “Call” followed by the name of the person you want to call. For example, “Call Mike Brown.”
      • The system will repeat your request. Say, “Yes” if correct.
      • The system will answer, “Calling Mike Brown.”

       

      Dial by number

      • Press the microphone button. After the chime, your car’s Bluetooth system will say, “Main menu.”
      • After the beep, say, “Dial number.”
      • The system will respond, “Number please.”
      • After the beep, say the number. (You do not have to include a “1” before the area code.)
      • The system will repeat the number, and will then say “Continue.”
      • After the beep, say, “Dial.”

      NOTE: If the system repeats the number incorrectly, say “Correct” and repeat the number.

       

    • Redial

      • Press the microphone button. After the chime, your Volkswagen’s Bluetooth system will say, “Main menu.”
      • After the beep, say, “Redial.”
      • The system will respond, “Redial. Dialing.”

       

      Help

      • Press the microphone button. After the chime, your Volkswagen’s Bluetooth system will say, “Main menu.”
      • After the beep, say, “Help.” Then follow the prompts.

       

      Answer an incoming call

      • When you get a call, Bluetooth will interrupt your radio. You’ll hear a ringtone over your car’s speakers.
      • Press the phone button on the multi-function steering wheel.

       

    WARNINGS:

    • Collisions and injuries can occur if the driver is distracted. Speaking on or using a phone while driving can distract the driver from traffic.
    • Select the volume settings so that the acoustic signals from the outside are still audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles). Observe legal regulations.
    • In areas with no or poor mobile network coverage and possibly in tunnels, garages and subways, phone conversations may be interrupted, and it may be impossible to make phone calls—even emergency calls!
    •  In some countries, emergency calls may only be supported when the mobile phone is connected to a mobile phone package which has a SIM card that is “not blocked” and/or has sufficient credit on it.
    • Unmounted or improperly mounted mobile phones can fly around in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision. This may cause injuries.
    • Never place or mount a mobile phone on doors, on the windshield or on or near the area on the steering wheel marked “AIRBAG,” the instrument panel, the seat backrests or the areas between these points and the driver/passengers. Mobile phones can lead to serious injuries in cases of collisions, especially when the airbags are inflated.
    • Always switch off your mobile telephone at gas stations or wherever there is a fire or explosion hazard. Electromagnetic radiation can cause sparks which can start fires.
    • The mobile phone will automatically connect to the mobile network when the Bluetooth connection to the mobile phone package is disconnected.
    • Using a radio device in the vehicle without a connection to an external antenna might exceed electromagnetic radiation thresholds. This also applies if the external antenna is not installed properly.
    • Keep a distance of at least eight inches between the antennas of the mobile phone and a pacemaker, since mobile phones can affect the functionality of a pacemaker.
    • Do not carry a mobile phone on standby mode in the breast pocket directly on top of a pacemaker.
    • If interference is suspected, immediately switch off the mobile phone.
    • Always keep the armrest closed while driving. The center armrest can interfere with the driver's elbow movement and thus cause collisions and severe injuries.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.


  • Bluetooth: Pairing Your Phone

    Bluetooth: Pairing Your Phone

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    Bluetooth: Pairing Your Phone

    • Once you get your Bluetooth compatible cell phone and car talking to each other, they will automatically reconnect every time you turn on your car. But remember: Your car will only let you do this while it’s parked.

       

      Pairing your phone with an RCD 310-, Premium VIII- or RNS 510-equipped car

      • First, check your phone’s compatibility at www.vw.com/bluetooth.
      • Start the ignition. Your car’s Bluetooth system will be in “discovery” mode for the next three minutes.
      • From the Bluetooth menu on your phone, search for new devices and select VW PHONE.
      • A connection request will appear on the multi-function display.

       

      • Press OK on the steering wheel.
      • The multi-function display will then show a PIN.


      • If you see a six-digit PIN, make sure the same PIN is displayed on your phone and press OK on the steering wheel. Then press PAIR on your phone.
      • If the PIN is 0000, enter 0000 on your phone, and press PAIR to complete the pairing and synchronize the phonebook.

      NOTE: If pairing is not completed within 30 seconds, the process will need to be repeated.

       

      Reconnect automatically. If your phone displays a prompt asking if you would like to connect to VW PHONE, make sure to enable future automatic connections.

       

    • Pairing your phone with an RNS 315-equipped car

      • First, check your phone’s compatibility at www.vw.com/bluetooth.
      • Start the ignition. Your car’s Bluetooth system will be in “discovery” mode for the next three minutes.
      • From the Bluetooth menu on your phone, search for new devices.
      • Select VW PHONE on your phone when found.
      • A message will appear on the RNS 315 touchscreen display: “Bluetooth Pairing Required.” Press PAIR on the display.
      • The screen will then show one of two PIN numbers, depending on your phone.
      • If you see a six-digit PIN, make sure the same PIN is displayed on your phone and press YES on the display. Then press PAIR on your phone.
      • If the PIN is 0000, enter 0000 on your phone, and press YES on the RNS 315 to complete the pairing and synchronize the phonebook.

       

      NOTE: If pairing is not completed within 30 seconds, the process will need to be repeated.

       

      Reconnect Automatically. If your phone displays a prompt asking if you would like to connect to VW PHONE, make sure to enable future automatic connections.

       

    • Make calls with the Bluetooth system using key commands

       

      Using your display (RNS 510)

      • Press the PHONE hard key. You’ll see the phone screen on the display.

      Now you can dial in two ways:

      Using the keypad

      • Press the Keypad soft key. The keypad will appear on the display.
      • Dial the number, then press the Phone soft key to place the call.

      Using your phone book

      • Press the Phonebook soft key.
      • Your phone book will appear on the display.
      • Press the phone book entry that you wish to call.
    • Using phone book dialing with the multi-function steering wheel

      • Press the right menu button on the right side of the steering wheel until the Phone menu appears in the multi-function display—press OK.
      • Press the down arrow button to scroll to Phone book—press OK.Press the up or down arrows to scroll through the phone book.
      • Select the person you want to call—press OK.
      • Press OK again to call.


    WARNINGS:

    • Collisions and injuries can occur if the driver is distracted. Speaking on or using a phone while driving can distract the driver from traffic.
    • Select the volume settings so that the acoustic signals from the outside are still audible (for example, the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles). Observe legal regulations.
    • In areas with no or poor mobile network coverage and possibly in tunnels, garages and subways, phone conversations may be interrupted, and it may be impossible to make phone calls—even emergency calls!
    • In some countries, emergency calls may only be supported when the mobile phone is connected to a mobile phone package which has a SIM card that is “not blocked” and/or has sufficient credit on it.
    • Unmounted or improperly mounted mobile phones can fly around in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or a collision. This may cause injuries.
    • Never place or mount a mobile phone on doors, on the windshield or on or near the area on the steering wheel marked “AIRBAG,” the instrument panel, the seat backrests or the areas between these points and the driver/passengers. Mobile phones can lead to serious injuries in cases of collisions, especially when the airbags are inflated.
    • Always switch off your mobile telephone at gas stations or wherever there is a fire or explosion hazard. Electromagnetic radiation can cause sparks which can start fires.
    • The mobile phone will automatically connect to the mobile network when the Bluetooth connection to the mobile phone package is disconnected.
    • Using a radio device in the vehicle without a connection to an external antenna might exceed electromagnetic radiation thresholds. This also applies if the external antenna is not installed properly.
    • Keep a distance of at least eight inches between the antennas of the mobile phone and a pacemaker, since mobile phones can affect the functionality of a pacemaker.
    • Do not carry a mobile phone on standby mode in the breast pocket directly on top of a pacemaker.
    • If interference is suspected, immediately switch off the mobile phone.
    • Always keep the armrest closed while driving. The center armrest can interfere with the driver's elbow movement and thus cause collisions and severe injuries.

    This website is not a substitute for the Owner's Manual. The Owner's Manual contains detailed information about all your vehicle's features plus important warnings about vehicle and passenger safety. Please read it carefully.