· If you nevertheless install a roof rack, it could
come loose while driving and fall off the roof of
Attaching a roof rack, of any type, to vehicles that are not
approved for the use of roof racks can cause considerable
damage to the vehicle.
Introduction to the topic
Depending on the model, the vehicle may be designed for
mounting a roof rack.
With a roof rack, bulky items can be transported on the roof of
Install a roof rack
If you are not sure whether the vehicle is designed for the
installation of a roof rack, consult an appropriately qualified
specialist workshop. Volkswagen recommends a Volks wagen
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chapter, on page 301.
For safety reasons, it is necessary to use special roof racks to
transport luggage, bicycles, surfboards, skis and boats. Suitable
accessories can be purchased from Volkswagen dealers.
Only use roof racks approved by Volkswagen for this vehicle.
If the vehicle is not approved for the use of a roof rack, do not use
one or install one afterwards.
Mounting the roof rack to the longitudinal roof bars Mount
the roof rack in accordance with the installation instructions for
the roof rack ÿ .
When heavy or large objects are transported in the roof rack,
the driving characteristics of the vehicle vary due to the shift
in the center of gravity and the larger area exposed to the
Once the roof rack has been correctly mounted, the supporting
structure in question can be attached ÿ .
Situations in which you have to remove the roof rack
· Always secure the load correctly with suitable
and well-maintained lashing straps, lashing
straps or lashing straps.
— When the roof rack is no longer needed
· Bulky, heavy, long or flat cargo has a negative
effect on the vehicle's aerodynamics, center of
gravity and driving behaviour.
— Before entering an automatic washing facility.
— When the height of the vehicle exceeds the required
clearance height, e.g. For example, in a garage.
· Avoid sudden maneuvers and braking.
· Always adapt your speed and driving style to
the visibility, weather, road and traffic
· The height of the vehicle increases with the
mounting of a roof rack, as well as with the load
attached to it. Make sure the height of the vehicle
does not exceed the height limit for traversing,
e.g. e.g. underpasses or garage doors.
If a roof rack not approved for the vehicle is mounted or one
is mounted in a vehicle that is not approved for the use of
these roof racks, accidents and injuries may occur.
· The roof rack and the cargo must not interfere
with the parts that are mounted on the roof of
the vehicle depending on the equipment, such
as the roof antenna or the glass roof, nor obstruct
the area of travel of the boot lid.
· Only use roof racks approved by Volkswagen
for this vehicle.
· Never mount a roof rack on a vehicle that is not
approved for the use of these racks.
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