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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:

Headlamp Washer System
The following hose connection types are used for connecting hoses to pumps and spray nozzles or as separating points     –  Disconnect by depressing clip -1--arrow- and then separating coupling ...

Curtain airbags
Fig. 61 On the left-hand side of the vehicle: location and deployment zone of the curtain airbag First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings In the interior, a curtain airbag is fitted above the doors on both the driver and front passenger sides . The airbag loca ...

Warning lamp and coolant temperature display
Fig. 138 Coolant temperature display in instrument cluster: Ⓐ cold; Ⓑ normal; Ⓒ warning First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsA display for the coolant temperature may be, depending on the vehicle equipment, located in instrument cluster. In normal driv ...

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