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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Fault in the function of the automatic gearbox

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Emergency programme

There is a fault in the system if all the displays on the instrument cluster for the selector lever positions have a light background. The automatic gearbox is running in an emergency programme. The vehicle can still be driven in the emergency programme, but only at reduced speed and not in all gears.

In vehicles with a dual clutch gearbox DSG®, you may no longer be able to select reverse gear.

In all cases the automatic gearbox should be checked by a qualified workshop immediately.

Overheating in the dual clutch gearbox DSG®

The dual clutch gearbox can overheat when the vehicle pulls off regularly, travels at a crawl for long periods, or in stop and go traffic. Gearbox overheating is indicated by the warning lamp and in some cases by a text message on the instrument cluster display. A signal tone may also be given. Stop the vehicle and allow the gearbox to cool down  .

The vehicle does not move forwards or backwards even though a position has been selected

If the vehicle will not move in the required direction, the system may have selected the position incorrectly. Depress the brake pedal and reselect the position.

If the vehicle still does not move in the required direction, there is a system fault. Seek expert assistance and have the system checked.

NOTICE

Driving with an automatic gearbox
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Gear-change indicator
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Other materials:

Drawers
Fig. 100 In the front seat: drawer First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings There may be a drawer under each of the front seats. Opening or closing the drawer To open press the button in the drawer grip (arrow) and open the drawer. To close, push the drawer u ...

Sun visors
Fig. 70 Sun visor First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Various positions for the driver and front passenger sun visors: Folded down over the windscreen. Pulled out of the bracket and swung over towards the door . Vanity mirror light There is a v ...

Information on the brakes
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings New brake pads cannot generate the full braking effect during the first 200 to 300 km and must first be run in  . However, you can compensate for the slightly reduced braking force by applying more pressure to the bra ...

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