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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:

Tires, Bringing to Mounting Temperature
  Caution There is a risk of damaging tires with strong heat. Never heat the tires with a heater or a hot air gun. Warm tires with warm water or warm ...

Removing the ball coupling
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Unhitch the trailer . Remove the cover from the lock on the handwheel. Insert the key ⑧ into the lock and turn it clockwise. Hold the ball coupling tightly in your left hand . Use your right ha ...

Airbag and Belt Tensioner Wire Repair Information
  Note Observe general notes for repairs on the vehicle electrical system. Refer to → Chapter „Vehicle Electrical System, General Repair Information“. In addition to the general repairs on wiring harnesses, th ...

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