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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Gear-change indicator

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

In some vehicles, the instrument cluster will show which gear should be selected while the vehicle is in motion to reduce fuel consumption.

Display Meaning
The current gear is optimal.
A higher gear is recommended.
A lower gear is recommended.

In vehicles with a manual gearbox the recommended gear will be indicated in the form of a number and a recommendation to shift up or down into the gear shown will be displayed in the form of an arrow.

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox if the selector lever is in the tiptronic position, the current gear will be indicated in the form of a number and a recommendation to shift up or down a gear will be displayed in the form of an arrow   .

Information on cleaning the diesel particulate filter

The exhaust management system detects when a diesel particulate filter is filling up and aids the filter's self-cleaning process by recommending the most suitable gear when driving. This may mean driving with increased engine speed in exceptional cases   .

CAUTION

The gear-change indicator is only designed to assist the driver and cannot replace the driver's own judgement.

Driving in the correct gear can reduce fuel consumption.

Gear-change indicator display goes out when the clutch is depressed in vehicles with a manual gearbox or when Tiptronic position is deselected in vehicles with an automatic gearbox.

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 p ...

Braking, stopping and parking
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Other materials:

Refuelling autogas
Fig. 132 In the right-hand side of the vehicle at the rear: open tank flap with tank cap for gas filler neck ① and adapter ② First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Switch off the engine, ignition and mobile telephone before refuelling  . Please re ...

Notes on tow-starting
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Vehicles should not be tow-started wherever possible. Use jump leads to start the engine instead . For technical reasons, the following vehicles cannot be tow-started: Vehicles with an automatic gearbox. If ...

Folding the seat cushion and backrests on the rear bench seat forwards and backwards
Fig. 82 Rear bench seat: folding the rear seat cushion forwards Fig. 83 Rear bench seat: release button ①, red marking ② or release button ③ First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The rear seat cushions and backrests can be folded forward to extend t ...

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