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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Liquids and operating media

— Drop hood into latch holder lock  
from a distance of approx. 20 cm (8 inches).  
Don't press it below!  
display indication  
If the engine hood does not close properly, lift it  
up again and close it again.  
When the hood is closed tightly it is flush with the  
adjoining parts of the bodywork. The bonnet is no  
longer highlighted on the instrument panel display or  
the display goes out ÿ p. 318.  
If the bonnet is not properly closed, it could open  
unexpectedly while driving, thus impeding forward  
This can lead to accidents and serious injuries.  
· After closing the engine hood, make sure that the  
lock has been properly engaged in the lock  
holder. The engine hood must be flush with the  
adjoining parts of the bodywork.  
Fig. 230 On the instrument panel display: bonnet open  
or not closed properly (schematic representation).  
If the bonnet is open or not properly closed, it is  
indicated on the instrument panel display with a  
symbolic representation ÿ fig. 230.  
· If while driving you notice that the engine hood is  
not closed correctly, stop the vehicle immediately  
and close the hood.  
Do not continue the march! If necessary, lift from  
the engine hood again and close it again.  
· Open or close the engine hood only when there is  
no one in the area of its travel.  
The display is also displayed with the ignition  
switched off and goes out a few seconds after the  
vehicle has been locked with the doors closed.  
· To prevent damage to the engine hood and  
wiper arms, open the bonnet only when the wiper  
arms are off and the wiper arms are above the  
Ignoring the displayed warnings could result in  
the vehicle being stopped in traffic, and could  
result in accidents and serious injuries.  
· Before starting the journey, always place the  
wiper arms on the glass.  
Never ignore warning signs  
· Stop the vehicle as soon as possible and  
The symbolic representation may vary  
depending on the version of the instrument panel.  
Operating fluids and media  
All fluids and operating media, such as tires,  
engine coolant or vehicle batteries, are subject to  
continuous development. In the case of combustion  
engines, also timing belts, engine oils and spark  
plugs, among others. Therefore, come  
check and reset  
to a specialized workshop when you have to change  
any fluid or operating medium. Volkswagen dealers  
always receive timely information about any changes.  
window washer fluid  
Inappropriate or improperly used fluids and  
operating media can cause serious accidents,  
injuries, burns and poisoning.  
· Store operating fluids only in their original tightly  
closed containers.  
· Never store operating fluids in food cans, bottles  
or other empty containers, as they could be  
swallowed by someone.  
· Keep liquids and operating media out of the reach  
of children.  
Fig. 231 In the engine compartment: window washer  
fluid tank cover.  
· Always read and observe the information and  
warnings on the packaging of operating fluids.  
Check the level of the window washer fluid regularly  
and top up if necessary.  
· If you use products that emit harmful vapors,  
always work outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.  
There is a strainer in the window washer fluid tank  
filler neck. When filling the tank, this sieve retains  
large dirt particles from reaching the ejectors. Do  
not remove the sieve except to clean it. If the strainer  
is damaged or not fitted, these dirt particles could  
get into the system during filling and clog the washer  
· To preserve the vehicle, do not use  
never fuel, turpentine, motor oil, nail polish  
remover, or any other liquid that will evaporate.  
These substances are toxic and highly  
flammable. They could cause fire and explosions!  
— Open the engine hood ÿ p. 317.  
— You can recognize the window washer fluid  
reservoir by the symbol on the cover ÿ fig. 231.  
· Use only suitable operating fluids.  
Never confuse operating fluids. Otherwise serious  
— Check if there is still enough fluid in the  
malfunctions and engine damage could result!  
— If replenishment is necessary, mix clean water  
· If accessories and other optional equipment are  
(not distilled) with an appropriate glass cleaning  
mounted in front of the cooling air inlets, the  
product ÿ in the correct proportion, as indicated  
on the packaging.  
cooling effect of the engine coolant is reduced. At  
high ambient temperatures and under heavy load  
— When the outside temperature is low, also add  
a special antifreeze liquid so that the water  
cannot freeze ÿ .  
the motor can overheat!  
Escaping operating fluids can pollute the  
environment. If you go out to  
The window washer fluid reservoir has a capacity of  
approx. 3 to 7.5 liters (3.1 to 7.9 quarts). depending  
on the equipment.  
any operating liquid, collect it in an appropriate  
container and dispose of it properly and in an  
environmentally friendly manner.  
Never mix coolant additives or similar unsuitable  
additives with the windscreen washer fluid.  
Otherwise, an oily film may form on the windscreen,  
making visibility considerably more difficult.  
3 G 0 0 1 2 7 6 0 A H  
window washer fluid  

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