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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:

Information on steering
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The steering should be locked every time you leave the vehicle to make it more difficult for the vehicle to be stolen. Mechanical steering column lock Activating the steering lock Deactiv ...

Securing mounts, roof bars or load carrying system
Fig. 90 Securing points for mounts or roof bars (both sides) A: for 2-door vehicles without roof railing. B: for 4-door vehicles without roof railing. C: for vehicles with roof railing First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Mounts or roof bars serve as the b ...

Childproof lock
Fig. 27 In the left rear door: childproof lock Ⓐ switched off, Ⓑ switched on Fig. 28 In the right rear door: childproof lock Ⓐ switched off, Ⓑ switched on First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The childproof lock prevents the rear doors from being ...

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