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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Side airbags

Fig. 59 On left-hand side of vehicle: deployment zone of the side airbag (variant A). On the side of the front seat: location and deployment range of the side airbag (variant B)

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The side airbags are located in the outer seat backrest cushions of the driver seat and front passenger seat B. The locations of the airbags can be identified by the presence of stickers containing the word AIRBAG. The areas marked in red in show the side airbag deployment zones.

During a side collision, the side airbags will be deployed on the side of the vehicle which is impacted, thus reducing the risk of injury to the areas of the vehicle occupants' bodies facing the impact.

WARNING

Once triggered, the airbag inflates at high speed.

WARNING

Incorrect use of the driver and front passenger seat could hinder the proper function of the side airbag and cause serious injury.
Switching the front passenger front airbag on and off manually using the key-operated switch
Fig. 58 In the stowage compartment on the front passenger side: key switch for disabling and enabling the front airbag on the front passenger side First read and observe the introductory informa ...

Combined curtain and side airbags
Fig. 60 On left-hand side of vehicle: deployment zone of the combined curtain and side airbags (variant A). On the side of the front seat: location and deployment zone of the combined curtain and ...

Other materials:

An economic driving style
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Changing gear earlier In principle, the highest gear is always the most economical gear. A rule of thumb for most vehicles: at a speed of 30 km/h (19 mph) drive in 3rd gear, at 40 km/h (25 mph) in 4th gear and at 50 km/ ...

Spare wheel or temporary spare wheel
Fig. 148 In luggage compartment: variant A: handwheel for securing spare wheel and variant B: handwheel for securing temporary spare wheel First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsRemoving the spare wheel Open the tailgate then lift up and secure the variab ...

Rolling Resistance Tires
Tire deformation when rolling causes the vehicle to loose energy that makes the rolling resistance noticeable. Deformation is significantly lowered on rolling resistance tires due to new construction and low-wear surface mixtures. ...

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