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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:

Battery Terminal Clamp and Battery Terminal, Cleaning
Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331- The Contact Surface Cleaning Set -VAS6410- makes optimal repair quality possible in the realm of vehicle electronics. Using th ...

Driving tips when towing
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Operating ParkPilot
Fig. 120 In the rear bumper: ParkPilot ultrasound sensors First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The ParkPilot uses ultraound sensors to determine the distance between the rear bumper and an obstacle. There are 4 ultrasound sensors in the rear bumper   ...

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