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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:

Cleaning the engine compartment
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsThe engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a hazardous area . The engine compartment should be cleaned by a qualified workshop. Corrosion protection could be removed and electrical components damaged if the compartmen ...

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Warning and indicator lamps  → Engine oil specification  → Checking the engine oil level and refilling engine oil  → Engine oil consumption  → Changing engine oil Additional information and w ...

Battery, Checking
General Information   WARNING Risk of injury. Follow all Warnings and Safety Precautions. Refer to → Chapter „Warnings and Safety Precautions“. ...

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