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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning lamps and indicator lamps  

 → Pedals  

 → Manual gearbox: selecting a gear  

 → Automatic gearbox: selecting a gear  

 → Changing gear using Tiptronic  

 → Driving with an automatic gearbox  

 → Fault in the function of the automatic gearbox 

 → Gear-change indicator  

The following will occur if the reverse gear is selected and the ignition is switched on:

  • The reverse light comes on.
  • The Climatronic switches automatically to air recirculation mode when the vehicle is reversing
  • The rear window wiper is switched on if the windscreen wipers are switched on.
  • The parking distance warning system, the optical parking system and the Rear Assist rear-view camera are switched on if necessary.

Additional information and warnings:

  • Instruments  
  • Windscreen wiper/washer  
  • Braking, stopping and parking  
  • Pull-away assist systems  
  • Parking distance warning  
  • Park Assist system  
  • Rear Assist  
  • Air conditioning system  
  • Engine management system and exhaust purification system  
  • Manually closing or opening  


Rapid acceleration can cause loss of traction and skidding, particularly on slippery roads. This could cause you to lose control of the vehicle, causing accidents and serious injuries.
  • The kick-down function or fast acceleration should only be attempted if the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions permit.


Never ride the brake pedal. Do not over-use the brake pedal. Constant braking will cause the brakes to overheat. This will considerably reduce the brake effect, increase the braking distance and could cause the brake system to fail completely.

  • Never let the brakes rub by applying light pressure when it is not necessary. This will increase levels of wear.
  • Before driving down a long, steep gradient, reduce speed and change to a lower gear or move the selector lever to a lower gear position. This will make use of the engine braking effect and relieve the load on the brakes. The brakes could otherwise overheat and possibly fail. The brakes should only be used to slow the vehicle down or to stop it.
    Changing gear

    Warning lamps and indicator lamps
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