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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Stowing items of luggage
 → Driving with an open tailgate
 → Driving a loaded vehicle
 → Vehicle-specific weight ratings

Heavy objects must always be stowed securely in the luggage compartment and you must ensure that the rear seat backrests are securely engaged in the upright position. Always use suitable securing straps with the fastening rings to secure heavy items. Never exceed the vehicle's maximum payload. Both the payload and the distribution of the load in the vehicle will have an effect on the driving response and braking distance .

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Objects that are not secured, or are secured incorrectly, can cause serious injuries in the event of a sudden driving or braking manoeuvre or accident. This applies particularly if objects are struck by the airbag when activated and then flung through the vehicle interior. Please apply the following rules to reduce the risk of accidents:

WARNING

The vehicle handling and braking effect may alter significantly if large or heavy objects are being transported.
Driving tips
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Stowing items of luggage
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Always stow all items of luggage in the vehicle securely. Distribute items in the vehicle, on the roof and on the trailer ...

Other materials:

Cracking
Cracking is the term for shallow cracks in the sidewall of the tire. They run starting from the bulge in the direction of the tire shoulder. See Illustration for the mentioned components. Refer to → Fig. „“Components ...

Wheel bolt caps
Fig. 165 Removing the wheel bolt caps First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Take the wire hook from the vehicle toolkit . Insert the hook through the opening in the cap and pull off in the direction of the arrow. The caps protect the wheel b ...

Rain/light sensor
Fig. 75 Windscreen wiper lever: setting the rain/light sensor Ⓐ Fig. 76 Sensitive surface of the rain/light sensor First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings When the rain/light sensor is activated, it automatically controls the frequency of the wiper inte ...

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