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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Notes on tow-starting
 → Notes on towing
 → Fitting the front towing eye
 → Rear towing eye
 → Driving tips when towing

Comply with any legal requirements when towing and tow starting.

For technical reasons, vehicles with a discharged battery must not be tow-started.

Towing a vehicle when the engine is switched off and the ignition is switched on discharges the vehicle battery. Depending on the vehicle battery charge level, the drop in voltage can be large enough after just a few minutes that electrical consumers in the vehicle will no longer function, e.g. the hazard warning lights.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Never tow a vehicle that has no power supply.

WARNING

If a vehicle is being towed, the vehicle handling and braking effect will change significantly. Please note the following in order to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injuries:

NOTICE

Tow-starting and towing
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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, ...

Other materials:

Tyre pressure
Fig. 146 On the inside of the tank flap: tyre inflation pressure label First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsThe correct tyre pressure for factory-fitted tyres is shown on a sticker and applies to all-season, summer and winter tyres. The sticker is located ...

Severely Discharged Battery, Charging with Battery Charger -VAS5903
Special tools and workshop equipment required Battery Charger -VAS5903-   WARNING Risk of injury. Follow all Warnings and Safety Precautions. Refer to → ...

Changing bulbs in the front headlights (Xenon)
Fig. 181 Rear view of right-hand Xenon headlight: ① cornering light and ② turn signal First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The headlight needs to be removed in order to change a bulb. The actions should only be carried ...

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