Passat 2015 ➤, Passat 2019 ➤, Passat Variant 2015 ➤, Passat Variant 2019 ➤
Maintenance - Edition 11.2020
– Perform visual inspection for leaks and damage in area of
steering rack including track rods.
Dust and pollen filter: cleaning housing
and renewing filter element
Sequence of operations
⇒ Heating, air conditioning; Rep. gr. 87; Front heater and air
conditioning unit; Removing and installing dust and pollen filter.
Transportation mode: switching off
♦ The transportation mode is responsible for assuring the
starting 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
reduce the battery capacity when being misused.
♦ Examples are radios, electronically operated flaps and at‐
tachments and anti-theft alarm systems which can produce
faults during transportation.
– Switch transportation mode off/on ⇒ page 30 .
Transportation devices: removing
♦ On some models blocking pieces are fitted to the suspen‐
sion strut piston rod.
♦ The blocking pieces prevent the springs compressing and
possible damage to the vehicle when being driven onto a
vehicle transporter 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 rear view mirror highlights this point
with absolute clarity.
– Vehicles with blocking pieces fitted to the suspension struts
have a label hanging from the mirror -arrow-.
4. Descriptions of work