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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Description of the central locking system

Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual / Opening and closing / Central locking system / Description of the central locking system

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The central locking system enables you to lock and unlock all the doors, the tailgate and tank flap from one central point:

Certain functions for the central locking system can be activated or deactivated by a qualified workshop.

The doors and the tailgate can be locked or unlocked manually if the vehicle key or central locking system fails.

Automatic locking (Auto Lock)

If this function has been activated, the vehicle locks itself automatically upwards of a speed of 15 km/h (10 mph). The indicator lamp in the central locking button will light up yellow when the vehicle is locked .

Automatic unlocking (Auto Unlock)

When the vehicle key is removed from the ignition lock, the vehicle will automatically unlock all doors and the tailgate if necessary.

Locking the vehicle after the airbags have been triggered

The entire vehicle is unlocked if the airbags are activated during an accident. After an accident, the vehicle can be locked by one of the methods below, depending on the damage incurred.

Function Action
Locking the vehicle with the central locking button: – Switch off the ignition.
– Open and close one of the vehicle doors once.
– Press the central locking button  .
Locking the vehicle using the vehicle key: – Switch off the ignition.
OR: remove the key from the ignition lock.
– Open one of the vehicle doors once.
– Lock the vehicle with the vehicle key.

If the buttons on the vehicle key or one of the central locking buttons are pressed repeatedly within a short period of time, the central locking system will switch off briefly to prevent overloading. The vehicle is then unlocked for approximately 30 seconds. If the doors or the tailgate are not opened during this time the vehicle will lock again automatically.

Indicator lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The central locking system indicator lamp is located in the driver door . Depending on the vehicle equipment level, the veh ...

Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the outside
Fig. 23 Buttons on the vehicle key Fig. 24 Mechanical vehicle key First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Function Buttons to be used i ...

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Warning lamp
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Contents of the breakdown set
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