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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning lamps and indicator lamps  

 → Handbrake  

 → Parking  

 → Information on the brakes  

 → Brake assist systems  

 → Switching the TCS on and off  

 → Brake fluid  

The brake assist systems are the anti-lock brake system (ABS), the brake assist system (BAS), the electronic differential lock (EDS), the traction control system (ASR) and the electronic stabilisation programme (ESP).

Additional information and warnings:

  • Towing a trailer  
  • Pull-away assist systems  
  • Wheels and tyres  
  • Accessories, modifications, repairs and renewal of parts  


Driving with worn brake pads or with a faulty brake system can cause accidents and serious injuries.
  • If lights up either alone or together with a text message in the display of the instrument cluster, go to a qualified workshop immediately and have the brake pads checked and have worn brake pads replaced.


Incorrect parking can cause serious injuries.
  • Never remove the vehicle key from the ignition if the vehicle is in motion. The steering lock may be activated and you will no longer be able to steer or control the vehicle.
  • Never park the vehicle so that parts of the exhaust system can come into contact with any inflammable material underneath the vehicle, e.g. leaves, dry grass, spilt fuel.
  • Always apply the handbrake when the vehicle is parked.
  • Never leave children or people requiring assistance alone in the car. They could release the handbrake, move the selector lever or gearshift lever and thus set the vehicle in motion. This could lead to accidents and serious injuries.
  • Always take all vehicle keys with you each time you leave the vehicle. The engine can be started and electrical equipment such as the window controls can be used which could cause serious injury.
  • Never leave children or people requiring assistance alone in the car. They could become trapped in the car in an emergency and will not be able to get themselves to safety. Depending on the time of year, for example, a locked vehicle can be subjected to very high or very low temperatures. This could cause serious injuries and illness or fatalities, especially for small children.


  • Always take care when driving in car parks with protruding pavement elements or bollards, for example. These objects which protrude from the ground surface can damage the bumper and other vehicle components when you are parking your vehicle. In order to avoid any damage, stop the vehicle before the wheels can touch the bollard or pavement.
  • Drive carefully over driveways, ramps, kerbstones and other objects. Low-lying vehicle components such as the bumper, spoiler and parts of the running gear, engine or exhaust system could be damaged.
    Braking, stopping and parking

    Warning lamps and indicator lamps
    First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause   Correction Brake system fault. ...

    Other materials:

    Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual. Service fluids and consumables
    First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings All service fluids and consumables, e.g. toothed belts, tyres, coolant, engine oil, spark plugs and vehicle batteries, are being constantly developed. For this reason, service fluids and consumables should be replaced ...

    Volkswagen Touran Service Manual. Wear Spots
    Wear spots are caused by a hard stop with locked wheels whereby the rubber compound is abraded from the contact patch. When the tires slide across the road surface, frictional heat is generated which reduces the abrasion resistance on the ...

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