— Drop hood into latch holder lock
from a distance of approx. 20 cm (8 inches).
Don't press it below!
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
· 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
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