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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Doors and central locking key

1. Clean the sensor surfaces.  
All turn signals flash four times The last key  
used is still in the vehicle.  
1. Remove the key and lock the vehicle.  
Automatic deactivation of senso surfaces  
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The sensor surfaces are deactivated in the  
following cases:  
— If the vehicle is not unlocked or locked during  
a long period of time.  
— If any of the sensor surfaces are activated  
unusually often.  
Fig. 62 On the door handle: key to unlock and lock.  
To reactivate the sensing surfaces:  
1. Unlock the vehicle with the vehicle key key.  
unlock the vehicle  
1. Press the button ÿ fig. 62 A located on the outside  
of the door handle.  
WARNING  
The sensor surfaces of the door handles could be  
activated by a high pressure jet of water or steam if  
there is a valid vehicle key in the vicinity. If at least  
one of the windows is open and the sensor surfaces  
of one of the handles are permanently activated, all  
the windows will close. Briefly moving the water or  
steam jet away from the sensor surfaces of one of  
the handles and pointing it at them again could open  
all the windows ÿ p. 78.  
lock the vehicle  
1. Park the vehicle.  
2. Press the button ÿ fig. 62 A located on the outside  
of the door handle.  
Temporarily disable the "Keyless Access"  
system  
To prevent unauthorized third parties from unlocking  
and starting the vehicle, the unlocking function of  
the "Keyless Access" system can be temporarily  
disabled:  
If the message Keyless system faulty is  
shown on the instrument panel display , there  
may be anomalies in the operation of the "Keyless  
Access" system. Go to a suitably qualified specialist  
workshop. Volkswagen recommends a Volkswagen  
dealer.  
1. Lock the vehicle with the key on the key  
vehicle.  
2. Within 5 seconds, press the button on the outside  
of the door handle once.  
door ÿ fig. 62 Ring. .When doing so, do not grab the hand  
The "Keyless Access" system is temporarily  
deactivated.  
Doors and central locking  
button  
3. To check deactivation, wait at least 10 seconds  
and pull the handle again. It should not be  
possible to open the door.  
The next time the vehicle can only be unlocked with  
the vehicle key. After unlocking, the "Keyless Access"  
system will be activated again.  
Introduction to the topic  
It is possible to lock and partly unlock the doors  
manually, e.g. For example, if the vehicle key or  
central locking fails.  
Central locking allows you to unlock and lock all  
doors, the boot lid and the fuel filler flap of the  
vehicle centrally.  
Problems and solutions  
The "Keyless Access" system does  
not work The function of the sensor surfaces can  
be limited if they are heavily soiled.  
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The vehicle can be locked if the ignition is off or if the  
driver has exited the vehicle with the engine off.  
However, if the doors are locked, access to the interior  
of the vehicle is difficult and it is difficult to provide the  
necessary help.  
· Never leave a child or anyone who may need help  
inside the vehicle. With the central locking button, all  
the doors can be locked from inside the vehicle, which  
can cause them to be locked in the vehicle. People  
locked in the vehicle may be exposed to very high or  
very low temperatures.  
If a door is not closed correctly, it is indicated on the  
instrument panel display with a symbolic representation ÿ p.  
17. Do not continue the march! Open the corresponding  
door and close it again.  
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.  
· Depending on the season of the year, very high or very  
low temperatures can be reached in a closed vehicle,  
which can cause very serious injuries and illnesses or  
even death, especially to small children.  
WARNING  
If a door is not properly closed, it could open  
unexpectedly while driving and cause serious injury.  
· Never leave anyone inside the locked vehicle. In an  
emergency, she would not be able to get out of the  
vehicle or take care of herself.  
· Stop the vehicle as soon as possible and close the door.  
· When closing the door, make sure that it is fully seated.  
The door should be flush with the adjoining parts of  
the bodywork.  
WARNING  
To avoid damage to the vehicle, when performing an  
emergency lock or unlock, disassemble the parts carefully  
· Open or close the doors only when there is no one in the  
area of your travel.  
and reassemble them correctly.  
mind.  
WARNING  
Some settings can be saved in the personalization  
function user accounts.  
The doors, even when secured by the door catch, could  
close by themselves in high winds or if the vehicle is on  
an uphill grade, causing injury.  
Control indicator on the  
· When opening and closing the doors, always hold  
driver's door  
them by the handle.  
WARNING  
Note and , at the beginning of this chapter, on page  
80.  
The area of the travel of the doors and the tailgate is  
dangerous and injuries can occur within it.  
The central locking control indicator is located on the  
driver's door ÿ p. 10.  
· Open or close the doors and the boot lid only when  
Vehicle locked: The red light emitting diode (LED) flashes  
for approx. 2 seconds in short intervals, then more slowly.  
The control lamp does not flash when the vehicle is locked  
with the central locking button located on the driver's door  
ÿ p. 82.  
there is no one in the area of your travel.  
WARNING  
If the doors are blocked without paying attention, it could  
cause serious injury.  
· When the vehicle is locked from the outside, the doors  
and power windows cannot be opened from the inside.  
· Central locking locks all doors.  
By locking the vehicle from the inside, it is possible to  
prevent the inadvertent opening of the doors and the  
entry of unauthorized persons. In case of emergency  
or accident, however  
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Automatic lock and unlock  
1 central locking button  
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Depending on the equipment, settings for central  
locking can be made in the vehicle settings menu of  
the infotainment system.  
Automatic lock (Auto Lock)  
From a speed of approx. 15 km/h (9 mph), the vehicle  
locks automatically. When the vehicle is locked, the  
control lamp for the central locking button illuminates  
yellow.  
Fig. 64 On the driver's door: button for electrically  
opening the tailgate (schematic representation).  
Automatic unlocking (Auto Unlock)  
If any of the following conditions are met, all doors  
and the trunk lid unlock automatically:  
1 Button for electrically opening the tailgate  
— The vehicle is stopped and the key has been  
removed from the ignition lock.  
- Unlock the vehicle  
- vehicle lock  
On vehicles with automatic gearbox: the blo  
parking lock P is engaged and the ignition off.  
- Opening of the tailgate  
When the driver button  
located at the gate  
Either: the inside handle of the door has been pulled  
is pressed, only the tailgate opens. All doors remain  
locked.  
door. This is valid if you are traveling at less  
than 15 km/h (9 mph).  
The central locking key only works when  
Or: in the event of an accident, an airbag has  
been triggered ÿ p. 85.  
all doors are closed, whether with the ignition on or off.  
Automatic unlocking allows third parties access  
When the vehicle is locked from the outside with the  
key, the central locking keys do not work.  
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to the interior of the vehicle to provide assistance  
if necessary.  
When locking the vehicle from the inside with the  
central locking button, the following must be taken into  
account:  
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— The control indicator for the button lights up yellow  
when all the doors are closed and locked.  
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— The anti-theft alarm does not activate ÿ p. 85.  
The doors can be opened from the inside by pulling  
the corresponding handle. The control indicator for the  
button goes off. Doors that do not open and the tailgate  
remain locked and cannot be opened from the outside.  
Fig. 63 On the driver's door: central locking button  
(schematic representation).  
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The anti-theft alarm does not activate when the  
vehicle is locked manually with the key bit ÿ p. 85.  
Performing an emergency lock  
and unlock of the driver's door  
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Carry out an emergency lock of  
the front passenger door and the  
rear doors  
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chapter, on page 80.  
Fig. 65 Driver's door handle: pry off the cap.  
Locking the vehicle manually usually locks all the  
doors. However, unlocking it manually only unlocks the  
driver's door.  
Fig. 66 On the front of the right rear door: emergency  
locking of the vehicle with the vehicle key (schematic  
representation).  
Observe the notes on the burglar alarm ÿ p. 85.  
The front passenger door and the rear doors can be  
1. Insert the bit of the key or the key of  
locked separately manually.  
from below, in the notch in the driver's door handle.  
When doing so, the anti-theft alarm does not  
activate ÿ p. 85.  
2. Keep your index finger under the key bit.  
1. Open the door.  
3. Pry the cap off with the  
2. Remove the rubber gasket from the front of the door.  
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key in the direction of the arrow ÿ fig. 65.  
4. Insert the key bit into the lock barrel and unlock or lock  
the vehicle.  
3. Insert the bit of the key or the emergency key into  
the slot and turn it ÿ fig. 66.  
5. Pull the door handle and reattach the hood.  
4. Reattach the rubber gasket.  
5. Check that the door is locked.  
6. Have the vehicle checked immediately by a qualified  
specialist workshop. Volkswagen recommends a  
Volkswagen dealer.  
Special features when unlocking the door manually  
— Opening the driver's door triggers an alarm ÿ p.  
85.  
The manually locked door is unlocked by unlocking  
the vehicle or by opening the door from the inside.  
— After unlocking, a boot must be performed  
emergency ÿ p. 151.  
— Switch on the ignition to switch off the alarm.  
The electronic immobilizer recognizes the key if it is valid.  
The doors can be unlocked and opened from  
the inside by pulling the corresponding handle.  
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child safe  
"safe" security system  
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Depending on the equipment, the vehicle may  
have the "safe" security system.  
When the vehicle is locked, the "safe" security  
system disables the door handles and thus makes  
it difficult for third parties to gain access to the  
vehicle. Doors can no longer be opened from the  
inside ÿ .  
Deactivate the security system "safe"  
The "safe" security system can be deactivated in  
one of the following ways: — Press the button on  
the vehicle key again within 2 seconds.  
For vehicles with the "Keyless Access" locking  
and starting system: Touch the sensor surface  
on the outside of the door handle again within 2  
seconds ÿ p. 78.  
Fig. 67 Child lock: rear left door, rear right door.  
— Switch on the ignition.  
1 Child lock deactivated  
2 Child lock activated  
Or: deactivate interior monitor and anti-tow  
system ÿ p. 86.  
The child lock is located on the inside panel of the  
rear doors.  
Depending on the equipment, before locking the  
vehicle, temporarily deactivate the interior monitor  
and the anti-tow system in the menu  
Infotainment system vehicle settings ÿ p.  
86.  
The child lock prevents the rear doors from being  
opened from the inside.  
With the child lock activated, the door can only be  
opened from the outside.  
An indication that the "safe" security system is  
active may appear on the instrument panel display.  
Activate and deactivate child lock  
1. Unlock the vehicle and open the corresponding  
When the "safe" security system is deactivated,  
tailgate.  
the following must be taken into account: — The  
2. Rotate the slot to the corresponding position.  
vehicle can be unlocked and opened from the  
inside using the door handle.  
WARNING  
— The anti-theft alarm is active ÿ p. 85.  
When the child lock is activated, the door in  
— The interior monitor and the anti-tow system  
question cannot be opened from the inside.  
are deactivated ÿ p. 86.  
· When locking the doors, never leave a child or  
anyone who may need help inside the vehicle.  
This can cause them to remain locked in it. In  
If the "safe" safety system is used carelessly or  
an emergency, they would not be able to get  
WARNING  
without due care, serious injuries may result.  
out of the vehicle or fend for themselves. People  
locked in the vehicle may be exposed to very  
high or very low temperatures.  
· Never leave anyone inside the vehicle when you  
lock it with the key. When the "safe" security  
system is activated, the doors cannot be opened  
from the inside!  
· Depending on the season of the year, very high  
or very low temperatures can be reached in a  
closed vehicle, which can cause very serious  
injuries and illnesses or even death, especially  
to small children.  
If the driver's door is manually unlocked with  
the vehicle key, only this door is unlocked  
and not the entire vehicle. to the co  
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