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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Displays

Fig. 12 A: bonnet open, B: tailgate open, C: front left door open, D: right rear door open (only in four-door vehicles)

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Depending on the vehicle equipment level, a variety of information can be displayed in the instrument cluster or :

Open doors, bonnet and tailgate

The instrument cluster display indicates if any doors, or the bonnet or tailgate, are open once the vehicle has been unlocked, and while the vehicle is in motion. In some cases, a signal tone is also given. Different instrument cluster designs will have different displays.

Key for See
A Do not drive on!
Bonnet open or not properly closed.
B Do not drive on!
Tailgate open or not closed properly.
C, D Do not drive on!
Vehicle door open or not properly closed.

Warning and information messages

The system checks certain components and functions in the vehicle when the ignition is switched on or while the vehicle is in motion. Functional faults are indicated by red and yellow symbols with warning and information messages on the instrument cluster display ( ). An acoustic warning is also given in certain cases. Different instrument cluster designs will have different displays.

Type of message Symbol colour Explanation
Priority 1 warning report. Red The symbol flashes or lights up – sometimes together with a signal tone.
Do not drive on! Danger!
Check function and resolve problem. Seek expert assistance if necessary.
Priority 2 warning report. Yellow The symbol flashes or lights up – sometimes together with a signal tone.
If there is a fault, or if service fluids are running low, your vehicle could be damaged or break down .
Check the fault as soon as possible. Seek expert assistance if necessary.
Information message. Information about various procedures within the vehicle.

Mileage displays

The odometer registers the total distance travelled by the car.

The trip recorder (trip) shows the distance travelled since the trip recorder was last reset. The final digit shows distances of 100 m.

Time

Outside temperature display

If the outside temperature falls below +4°C (+39°F), the display also shows a snowflake symbol (ice warning). This symbol flashes and then remains constantly lit until the outside temperature rises above +6°C (+43°F) .

When the vehicle is stationary or travelling at very low speeds, the temperature displayed may be slightly higher than the actual outside temperature as a result of the heat radiated from the engine.

The measuring range lies between -40°C (-40°F) and +50℃ (+122°F).

Selector lever positions

The gear selected is displayed on the side of the selector lever and can also be displayed in the instrument cluster. The display may show which gear has been selected if the lever is in D or S, or in Tiptronic mode.

Gear change indicator

While the vehicle is in motion, the instrument cluster may show which gear should be selected to reduce fuel consumption .

Second speed display (mph or km/h)

In addition to the tachometer display, the speed can also be displayed in another unit of measurement (mph or km/h) while you are driving. To do this select the menu option Alt. speed dis. in the Settings menu .

Vehicles without menu display on the instrument cluster:

It is not possible to switch off the second speedometer display in those countries where the law stipulates that the display cannot be deactivated.

Start/stop system status display

The instrument cluster display shows information about the current status .

Status display for active cylinder management (ACT®)

Depending on equipment levels, some vehicles will indicate the current number of active cylinders in the instrument cluster display, e.g. 2 cylinders mode or 4 cylinders mode.

For this purpose, the menu option Current fuel consumption, Average consumption or Range must be selected in the menu MFI .

WARNING

Failure to observe illuminated warning lamps and text messages can lead to your vehicle breaking down in traffic, and can cause accident and serious injury.

WARNING

Streets and bridges can also be iced over at outside temperatures above zero degrees.

NOTICE

Failure to observe illuminated indicator lamps and text messages can lead to your vehicle being damaged.

Different instrument clusters are available, which means that the versions and displays may vary. In displays without warning or information texts, faults are indicated exclusively by the indicator lamps.

If several warning reports are detected, the symbols will appear for several seconds, one after another. The symbols will continue to appear until the faults are rectified.
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