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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Switching off the engine

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Step The actions should be carried out in the given order only.
1. The vehicle must be stationary  .
2. Press the brake pedal. Keep it held down until step 4 has been completed.
3. In an automatic gearbox, move the selector lever to P.
4. Apply the handbrake firmly   .
5. Turn vehicle key to position  .
6. On a manual gearbox select the first or reverse gear.

WARNING

Never switch off the engine while the vehicle is in motion. This could lead to a loss of vehicle control, accidents and serious injuries.
  • The airbags and belt tensioners will not work if the ignition is switched off.
  • The brake servo will not work when the engine is not running. More force is required on the brake pedal to stop the vehicle.
  • Power steering will not function if the ignition is switched off and more effort is required to steer the vehicle.
  • If the vehicle key is removed from the ignition, the steering lock may activate and you will no longer be able to steer the vehicle.

NOTICE

If the engine has been driven hard for a long period, the engine could overheat when it is switched off. In order to avoid damage to the engine, allow the engine to run in neutral for approximately two minutes before switching it off.

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox, the vehicle key can only be removed from the ignition lock if the selector lever is in position P.

After the engine is switched off, the radiator fan in the engine compartment may run on for some minutes, even if the ignition is switched off or the vehicle key has been removed. The radiator fan will switch itself off automatically.
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