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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Placing luggage and cargo

· Position objects in such a way that they never  
force any occupant of the vehicle to adopt an  
incorrect position.  
Transport of objects  
· When transporting objects that occupy a space,  
never allow anyone to travel in that space  
Place luggage and cargo  
Safely place luggage in the vehicle  
· Do not leave hard, sharp, or heavy objects loose  
in the vehicle's open storage compartments,  
on the cover behind the rear seatback, or on the  
instrument panel.  
— Distribute the load on the vehicle as evenly as possible.  
mind possible. When doing so, do not cover the  
ventilation holes.  
— Always place luggage and heavy objects in the boot  
ÿ as far forward as possible.  
· Remove hard, sharp or heavy objects from  
clothing and bags in the passenger compartment  
and store them safely.  
— Observe the permissible maximum mass per axle  
as well as the maximum permissible mass of the  
vehicle ÿ p. 394.  
Never allow anyone to travel in the suitcase  
— If there are any, attach the objects to the rings of  
lashing of the boot using appropriate lashing straps,  
fixing straps or lashing straps ÿ p. 272.  
When heavy objects are transported, the driving  
characteristics of the vehicle change due to the  
shifting of the center of gravity and the braking  
distance increases. Heavy cargo that is not properly  
attached or secured could cause loss of vehicle  
control and result in serious injury.  
— Also place small objects so that they are  
— If necessary, raise the back of the rear seat.  
sero and fit it correctly.  
— If necessary, adjust the range of the headlights ÿ p.  
112. On vehicles with dynamic headlamp range  
control, the headlamps adapt automatically.  
· Never load the vehicle excessively. Both the load  
and its distribution in the vehicle affect the driving  
behavior and the braking capacity.  
— Adjust the tire pressure accordingly to the load.  
Please note the tire pressure sticker ÿ p. 342.  
· When transporting heavy objects, the driving  
properties of the vehicle vary due to the  
displacement of the center of gravity.  
— If necessary, adjust the tire monitoring system to the  
new state of charge ÿ p. 334.  
Always distribute the load in the vehicle of  
evenly and as horizontally as possible.  
· Place heavy objects in the trunk  
always in front of the rear axle as far as possible  
from it.  
Loose or incorrectly attached objects can cause  
serious injury in the event of a sudden stop, sudden  
maneuver or accident. Especially if they are hit by a  
triggering airbag and thrown out of the passenger  
compartment. To reduce the risk of injury, consider  
the following: · Place all objects in the vehicle  
securely. When doing so, please observe the legal  
· If present, always secure objects to the lashing  
eyes with appropriate lashing straps, lashing  
straps or lashing straps.  
· Always adapt your speed and driving style to the  
visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.  
· Accelerate with special care and caution.  
· Place the objects you are transporting in the  
passenger compartment in such a way that while  
driving they can never reach the areas where the  
airbags deploy.  
· Avoid sudden braking and maneuvers.  
· Brake earlier than usual.  
· Always keep the luggage compartments closed  
during the march.  
Rubbing objects against the rear windows can cause  
damage, e.g. e.g., in the filaments of the heated rear  
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Place luggage and cargo  
Close trunk lid  
Trunk cover (Variant)  
— Pull the rolled trunk cover backwards, sliding it  
evenly along the guides in the side trims and hook  
it into the recesses at the end of the guides.  
Remove trunk cover  
— If necessary, open the boot lid.  
— Press the cover support in the direction of the arrow  
and keep it in this position ÿ fig. 170 1  
— Pull the cover upwards.  
— Release the cover bracket.  
Depending on the equipment, once the cover has been  
removed, it can be stored under the boot floor.  
Fig. 169 In the luggage compartment: open the luggage compartment cover.  
Install trunk cover  
— Place the left side of the cover in the slot provided  
in the side trim.  
— Press the cover support ÿ fig. 170 1  
in the direction of the arrow and fit the cover into  
the right-hand seat of the side trim.  
— Release the cover bracket.  
— Check that the cover is engaged with  
If animals or objects are transported loose or  
incorrectly fixed on the trunk cover, they could cause  
serious injuries in the event of a sudden stop,  
Fig. 170 In the boot: remove the boot cover.  
sudden maneuver or accident.  
Open trunk cover  
· Do not carry hard, sharp or heavy objects loose  
or in bags on the trunk lid.  
— Press the rear of the cover downwards in the  
· Never carry animals on the boot cover.  
direction of the arrow ÿ fig. 169. The cover opens  
automatically to the center of the boot.  
— Press the back of the cover again so that the cover  
opens fully.  
Rearward visibility can be reduced by clothing or  
other objects placed on the boot cover, which can  
cause accidents and serious injuries.  
Open the trunk lid (vehicles with electric opening  
and closing of the trunk lid)  
— Open the tailgate. The boot cover opens  
automatically to the center of the boot.  
· Always position clothing and other objects in  
such a way that they do not reduce visibility to  
the rear.  
— Press on the back of the cover to  
for it to open fully.  
The automatic opening of the boot lid can be  
deactivated in the infotainment system ÿ p. 35.  
Transport of objects  

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