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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Start/stop system

Fig. 119 In the upper part of the centre console: button for the start/stop system

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

If the start/stop system is activated, the engine will be switched off automatically when the vehicle is stationary. When required, the engine restarts automatically.

The function is automatically activated every time the ignition is switched on. The instrument cluster display will show information about the current status.

Always switch off the start/stop system manually when driving through water.

Vehicles with a manual gearbox

Vehicles with an automatic gearbox

Important preconditions for automatic engine switch-off

Conditions for an automatic restart

The engine can start automatically under the following conditions:

Conditions that make a key start necessary

The engine has to be started manually with the vehicle key in the following conditions:

Switching the start/stop system on and off manually

If the start/stop system has switched the engine off, the engine will start again as soon as the system has been switched off manually with the button.

WARNING

The brake servo and the steering will not function if the engine is switched off.

NOTICE

If the start/stop system is used in very high outside temperatures over a long period, the vehicle battery can be damaged.

In some cases, it will be necessary to restart the engine manually with the vehicle key. Follow any corresponding messages on the instrument cluster display.
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