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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Ignition lock  
 → Starting the engine  
 → Stopping the engine  
 → Electronic immobilizer

Notes in this chapter concerning the automatic gearbox are applicable both for the automatic gearbox and the dual clutch gearbox DSG®.

Immobilizer display

If the vehicle key is not valid or there is a fault in the system then Immobilizer active! may be displayed in the instrument cluster. The engine cannot be started.

Push starting or tow starting

For technical reasons, your vehicle must not be push-started or tow-started. Use jump leads to start the engine instead.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Switching the engine off while the vehicle is moving makes it more difficult to stop the vehicle. This can lead to loss of control of the vehicle and to accidents and severe injuries.

WARNING

The risk of serious injury can be reduced with the engine running or when starting the engine.

WARNING

The components of the exhaust system become very hot. This can cause fires and serious injuries.
Starting and stopping the engine
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Ignition lock
Fig. 107 Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The steering lock can be activated when there is no vehicle ...

Other materials:

A/C Compressor without Magnetic Clutch
  Caution Non-approved tools or materials such as leak sealing additives can cause damage or malfunctions in the system. Only use tools and materials approved by the manufactu ...

Special Tools
Special tools and workshop equipment required Suction Feed Spray Gun -VAG1538- Stone Chip Tester -VAS5102A- Paint Thickness Test -VAS5278- Paint Thickness T ...

Tires, Mounting, Wheels without and with Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Only trained personnel can perform the assembly work on run-flat tires. If equipped check the tire pressure monitoring sensor with the vehicle diagnostic tester and if necessary replace. –  Bring the t ...

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