Passat 2011 ➤ , Passat Variant 2011 ➤
Maintenance - Edition 01.2019
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are not directed to the correct chapter. In this case select the pro‐
cedure manually in the information.
Transportation mode: switching off
♦ The transportation mode is responsible for assuring the start‐
ing capability of vehicle.
♦ Battery discharging is reduced by the transportation mode,
because electrical consumers are switched off.
♦ All vehicle functions which are not necessarily used during
vehicle transportation and require no-load voltage or battery
capacity are switched off with the activated transportation
mode, with regard to the service life of battery.
♦ These are especially all functions in the vehicle which can re‐
duce the battery capacity when being misused.
♦ Examples are radios, electronically operated flaps and attach‐
ments and anti-theft alarm systems which can produce faults
– Switch transportation mode off/on ⇒ Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Transportation devices: removing block‐
ing pieces from springs on front axle
Blocking pieces are fitted to front axle springs of vehicles with
sports running gear. These vehicles are identified by a warning
tag on the mirror -arrow-.
The blocking pieces prevent spring compression and possible
damage to the vehicle when being driven onto a vehicle trans‐
porter or railway wagon.
The blocking pieces must be removed without reservation be‐
fore delivering the vehicle. A notice reading “Warning!” and
attached to the interior mirror, specifically reminds of this.
Carry out following procedure:
♦ There is no requirement to remove the wheels.
♦ Ensure that the surface of the springs is not damaged.
– Relieve weight on springs by raising vehicle with a hoist.
4. Descriptions of work: