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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Problems and solutions

brakes at the rear of the vehicle are off for reversing ÿ p. 282.  
After an emergency braking by the parking exit assistant,  
10 seconds must elapse before another automatic  
intervention of the brakes can take place.  
If the towing hitch is not fitted at the factory, the parking system  
must be deactivated manually when driving with a trailer.  
Problems and solutions  
Maneuvering with the trailer maneuvering assistant (Trailer  
The parking system behaves differently than expected  
An automatic intervention of the brakes may occur in the  
following situations:  
There can be several causes:  
— The speed is exceeded.  
— System requirements are not met ÿ p. 188.  
— The driver intervenes in the direction.  
— The driver's door is open.  
— Dirty or icy sensors or camera ÿ p. 369.  
- The key  
is pressed.  
Then brake the vehicle yourself.  
— The camera lens is not clean and the image from the camera  
is not clear ÿ p. 369.  
— Some noise sources, such as a jackhammer  
cobbled road, interfere with the ultrasound signal.  
Do not let the automatic intervention of the brakes in the  
parking systems induce you to take risks that compromise  
— The vehicle has some type of damage in the area of the  
sensors or the camera, e.g. e.g., due to a bump when parking.  
In some situations automatic brake intervention may only  
work to a limited extent or not at all. Collisions against  
obstacles can cause personal injury and damage to the  
vehicle. The system cannot replace the driver's attention.  
— The detection zone of the sensors or the field of view of the  
camera are blocked by some accessory, e.g. For example,  
a bicycle rack system.  
— Paintwork or structural changes have been made in the  
area of the sensors or camera, e.g. e.g. at the front of the  
vehicle or on the running gear.  
· Remain vigilant and do not rely solely on parking systems.  
Always be prepared to brake and control  
the address yourself.  
Also note the messages displayed on the instrument panel  
· Do not run any risk that compromises safety.  
display and in the infotainment system.  
· Act in accordance with warnings and recommendations.  
Recommendations for the management of parking systems.  
Sensor or camera not visible or the parking system has  
been disconnected  
If a sensor fails, that sensor zone is permanently disabled.  
The affected sensor area can be displayed in the infotainment  
Automatic intervention on the brakes of the sis  
park assist theme ends after approx. 1.5 seconds.  
Then brake the vehicle yourself.  
system with the symbol. If necessary, the parking system is  
completely deactivated.  
Deactivate the parking system when the automatic  
intervention of the brakes intervenes excessively, for  
If there is a fault in the parking aid, an audible warning is  
issued and, if necessary, a message is displayed on the  
example, when driving off-road.  
instrument panel display.  
When the braking function when maneuvering intervenes,  
— Check if any of the causes listed above exist.  
it remains inactive in the same direction of travel for 5  
metres. The function is only active again after changing gear or  
— Once the source of the problem has been eliminated, you can  
reconnect the system.  
position selector lever.  
— If the problem persists, go to a specialized workshop  
After an emergency braking of the assisted parking  
system, the parking operation is interrupted.  
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Problems and solutions  
The parking assist system is active and the vehicle  
parking aid  
In some countries, the parking assist system can assist  
Introduction to the topic  
the driver by automatically intervening on the brakes in  
certain cases ÿ p. 190.  
Parking aid assists the driver when parking and  
Depending on the equipment and certain conditions,  
e.g. For example, depending on the weather conditions or  
the load or inclination of the vehicle, the parking assist  
system can brake the vehicle automatically when faced  
with an obstacle. The driver then has to depress the brake  
When the system automatically intervenes on the  
brakes, the parking maneuver ends.  
The parking assistance system is active and the  
parking maneuver is automatically interrupted  
The assisted parking system interrupts the parking  
maneuver when any of the following occurs:  
Fig. 147 On the infotainment system screen: display of  
the parking aid.  
— Function button is pressed  
— The driver grabs the steering wheel.  
— The driver's door opens.  
The parking aid detects the distance to possible obstacles  
by means of sensors located  
at the front and rear of the vehicle ÿ p. 6, ÿ p. 9. The  
system warns on the screen of the infotainment system  
and through acoustic signals of the presence of obstacles  
in the detection zone of the sensors ÿ fig. 147.  
— The time limit or the number of maneuvers to park is  
— The ASR is disconnected or it intervenes regulating.  
— There is a fault in the system.  
Start the parking maneuver again ÿ p. 196.  
Depending on the equipment, settings for the parking  
aid can be made in the infotainment system ÿ p. 36.  
The assisted parking system is active and assists  
when the steering wheel is turned with the vehicle  
— Select the Vehicle settings menu and make the  
When the parking assist system tries to turn the steering  
settings in the Park and drive submenu  
wheel while the vehicle is stationary, the white symbol  
You can save some settings of the parking aid, such as  
appears on the instrument panel screen.  
the volume of the acoustic signals, in the user accounts of  
the personalization function. The settings are automatically  
— Depress the brake pedal.  
changed when the user account is switched ÿ p. 39.  
After changing a wheel, the parking assist system  
does not park or unpark the vehicle accurately The  
result of parking or exiting the parking operation is less  
Special notes when towing a trailer The rear  
parking aid sensors are not switched on if the factory-  
mounted towing hitch is electrically connected to a trailer.  
precise, e.g. For example, there is a greater or lesser  
distance from the curb.  
— Drive the vehicle a bit long,  
including sections with curves.  
The intelligent technology of parking systems cannot  
overcome the limits imposed by physical laws and  
only works within the limits of the systems. Due  
The parking assist system automatically adapts to the  
new wheel dimensions.  
park and maneuver  

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