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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Notes on push-starting  

 → Notes on towing  

 → Fitting the front towing eye  

 → Fitting the rear towing eye  

 → Driving notes on towing  

Observe any legal requirements when tow-starting.

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

Additional information and warnings:

  • Exterior views  
  • Starting and stopping the engine  
  • Engine management system and exhaust purification system  


Never tow-start a vehicle which has no power supply.
  • Never remove the key from the ignition. Otherwise the steering lock could engage suddenly. You will no longer be able to steer the vehicle. This could lead to a loss of vehicle control, accidents and serious injuries.


If a vehicle is being towed, the vehicle handling and braking effect will change significantly Please note the following points in order to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injuries:
  • Notes for the driver of the towed vehicle:
    • You will need to depress the brake pedal more vigorously than normal as the brake servo is not working. Always be careful not to drive into the vehicle that is pulling your vehicle.
    • You will need to turn the steering wheel more vigorously as the power-assisted steering function is not working.
  • Notes for the driver of the towing vehicle
    • Accelerate carefully and gently.
    • Avoid sudden braking and driving manoeuvres.
    • Brake earlier than normal by pressing lightly on the brake pedal.


  • Remove and install the cover and the towing eye carefully so as to avoid damage to the vehicle, e.g. the paintwork.
  • Fuel could enter the catalytic converter and damage it while the vehicle is being tow-started or towed.
  • If the gearbox no longer contains any lubricant due to a defect, the vehicle must be towed with the driven wheels raised.

If the vehicle is to be towed more than 50 km, the towing must be carried out by a qualified person.

    Tow-starting and towing

    Notes on push-starting
    First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings As a basic principle, the vehicle should not be tow-started. Use jump leads to start the engine instead   . For techni ...

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