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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Checklist

    To ensure your own safety and the safety of your passengers, observe the following points in the order given  :

  • Stop the vehicle at a safe distance away from moving traffic and on a suitable surface .

  • Switch on the hazard warning lights using the button .

  • Apply the handbrake Braking, stopping and parking Brakes Parking .

  • Select the neutral position or move the selector lever to P The following will occur if the reverse gear is selected and the ignition is switched on:.

  • Stop the engine and remove the key from the ignition Immobilizer display.

  • Make sure all occupants exit the vehicle away from moving traffic and move to safety, for instance behind the safety barrier.

  • Take all vehicle keys with you when you leave the vehicle.

  • Place the warning triangle in position to draw the attention of other road users to your vehicle.

  • Allow the engine to cool down and, if necessary, use expert assistance.

When the hazard warning lights are switched on, for example if you are being towed, you can still indicate a change in direction or lane change by operating the turn signal. The warning lights will be interrupted temporarily.

Switch on the hazard warning lights:

  • If traffic ahead suddenly starts moving more slowly or you reach the tail end of a traffic jam. This will warn vehicles behind you.
  • When there is an emergency.
  • If the vehicle breaks down.
  • When the vehicle is being towed.

Always follow local regulations for the use of the hazard warning lights.

If the hazard warning lights are not working, use an alternative method of drawing attention to the broken-down vehicle. This method must comply with traffic legislation.

WARNING

Ignoring any of the points on this important safety checklist can lead to accidents and severe injuries.
  • Follow the instructions in the checklist and observe the general safety procedures.

WARNING

The components of the exhaust system become very hot. This could lead to fires and serious injuries.
  • Park the vehicle so that no part of the exhaust system can come into contact with any inflammable material underneath the vehicle, e.g. dry grass, fuel.

The vehicle battery will discharge if the hazard warning lights are left on over a long period of time – also when the ignition is switched off.

If you brake hard at speeds over approximately 80 km/h (50 mph), the brake lights will flash to warn the traffic behind. If you then continue to brake, the hazard warning lights will be switched on automatically at speeds under approximately 10 km/h (6 mph). The brake light will shine steadily. Once you start to accelerate the hazard warning lights will switch off again.

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