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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Electronic parking brake

Electronic parking brake  
If the vehicle is abandoned improperly, it could roll away.  
This could lead to accidents, serious injuries and property  
Using the electronic parking brake  
· Always park the vehicle in the order indicated ÿ p. 205,  
· Before leaving the vehicle and after switching off the ignition,  
make sure that the electronic parking brake is engaged and  
that the control indicator lights up red in the instrument  
cluster display.  
Automatic disconnection when starting the march  
The electronic parking brake disengages automatically when  
starting off if, with the driver's door closed, any of the following  
situations occur ÿ :  
Manual gearbox: The clutch is depressed fully before starting  
Fig. 159 In the center console: electronic parking  
brake button.  
DSG Dual Clutch Transmission: A gear ratio is selected or  
the selector lever position is changed.  
1. With the vehicle stationary, press the electronic parking brake  
Starting off on steep slopes or with a high load  
button and hold it down ÿ fig. 159  
The parking brake can be prevented from automatically  
releasing by pulling steadily  
When the electronic parking brake is engaged, the  
control indicator lights up red in the instrument cluster.  
when starting the  
press upwards of the start key.  
If a high engine power is required when driving away, the  
lights on  
The yellow button control indicator.  
electronic parking brake is only released when the button is  
This makes it easier to move off when towing a high mass.  
1. Switch on the ignition.  
2. Depress the brake pedal and press the key  
Emergency brake function Use the  
Or: with the engine running, lightly press the accelerator  
pedal without pressing the brake pedal.  
emergency brake function only in an emergency, if you cannot  
stop the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal ÿ !  
The control lamp in the button and the red control lamp in the  
instrument panel display go out.  
1. Pull the key and hold it in that position  
The vehicle will brake abruptly. At the same time an acoustic  
warning signal will sound.  
Automatic connection when leaving the vehicle improperly  
In vehicles with an automatic gearbox or electronic DSG® dual-  
, parking brake  
clutch gearbox , it can be engaged automatically if the system  
If the electronic parking brake is used improperly, it may cause  
accidents and serious injuries.  
detects that you have left the vehicle improperly.  
Never use the parking brake  
electronic to brake the vehicle, unless it is an emergency.  
fre distance  
park and maneuver  
swimming is considerably longer, since under certain  
Auto hold function  
circumstances only the rear wheels are braked. Always  
use the brake pedal.  
· With the engine running and a gear engaged, do not step on  
the accelerator pedal if you want the vehicle to be stopped.  
The parking brake can be released and the vehicle can be  
put in motion.  
Problems and solutions  
The holding force in the current situation is too small  
The control lamp flashes red.  
Fig. 160 On the center console: button for the Auto-Hold  
It is not possible to park the vehicle safely  
The Auto-Hold function holds the vehicle for one  
1. Park the vehicle in another place or on a level surface.  
once stopped and prevents you from moving without  
depressing the brake pedal.  
There is a fault in the parking brake  
/ electronic lie  
ÿ The driver's door is closed.  
ÿ The engine is running.  
The central warning light illuminates yellow. The symbol  
with a message is also shown on the instrument panel display.  
When the N position is selected, the Auto Hold function is not  
activated or, if it is activated, it is deactivated.  
1. Visit a Volkswagen dealer or other specialized workshop.  
Therefore, the vehicle will not be held safely ÿ .  
Electronic parking brake does not disengage  
— Not all requirements for disengagement of the electronic  
parking brake are met ÿ p. 206.  
1. Press the key  
ÿ fig. 160.  
it turns on  
The control indicator of the button in  
— The 12-volt battery is discharged ÿ p. 324.  
The fact that the Auto-Hold function is activated does not imply  
that it keeps the vehicle stationary ÿ .  
Electronic parking brake is noisy  
The Auto-Hold function will be activated the next time the ignition  
is switched on.  
When the electronic parking brake is engaged and disengaged,  
noise may be heard.  
Keep the vehicle stopped with the Auto function  
The system performs automatic and audible checks on the parked  
vehicle from time to time if time elapses without the electronic  
parking brake being used.  
1. With the Auto-Hold function activated, bring the vehicle to a  
stop with the brake ÿ p. 205.  
Manual transmission: Keep the clutch fully depressed or  
put it in neutral.  
2. Release the brake pedal ÿ .  
The vehicle remains stopped.  
When the Auto-Hold function is active, the control  
indicator lights up green in the instrument cluster.  
5 N M 0 1 2 7 6 0 A J  
Electronic parking brake  
When the vehicle starts moving or the requirements of the Auto-  
Hold function are not met, the vehicle is no longer held.  
General indications  
regarding parking systems  
1. Press the button  
ÿ .  
The indicator light ÿ fig. 160 of the key  
safety instructions  
goes out. troll  
The electronic parking brake engages automatically to hold the  
vehicle safely.  
The intelligent technology of parking systems cannot  
overcome the limits imposed by physical laws and only works  
within the limits of the systems. Never allow the greater comfort  
provided by parking systems to induce you to take risks that  
compromise safety. Parking systems cannot replace driver  
However, if the brake pedal is depressed when deactivating the  
function, the electronic parking brake will not engage ÿ .  
Temporarily disengaging with the key  
When maneuvering it may be necessary to temporarily  
disengage the Auto Hold function to make it easier for the  
vehicle to roll.  
· Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility,  
weather, road and traffic conditions.  
1. Depress the brake pedal with the engine running.  
2. Press the key. The Auto-Hold function is deactivated  
· Never lose sight of the parking direction and the relevant  
surroundings of the vehicle.  
The Auto-Hold function is reactivated as soon as  
the brake pedal is depressed while the vehicle is stopped.  
Pay special attention to small children, animals and objects.  
· Please note that parking systems cannot react and issue a  
warning if you approach too quickly.  
The intelligent technology of the Auto-Hold function cannot  
overcome the limits imposed by physical laws and only works  
within the limits of the system. Never let the increased comfort  
provided by the Auto-Hold feature induce you to take any risk  
that compromises safety.  
· Don't get distracted from the traffic by the indications of the  
parking systems.  
· When the vehicle needs to be stopped safely, make sure  
Camera lenses magnify and distort the field of view. The image  
that the control indicator lights up green or red in the  
of the cameras does not allow to accurately calculate the  
instrument cluster. When the control indicator is lit green,  
distance at which people and obstacles are and, therefore,  
the Auto-Hold function holds the vehicle; when lit red, it is  
accidents and serious injuries can occur.  
held by the electronic parking brake.  
you see.  
· Do not rely solely on the representation of the cameras.  
· Never leave the vehicle with the engine running and the  
Auto-Hold function activated.  
· The Auto-Hold function cannot always hold the vehicle  
stationary uphill or slow it down sufficiently downhill, eg. For  
In parking spaces without a curb, keep a distance of 50 cm (20  
inches) from walls and buildings to avoid damage to the vehicle.  
example, on slippery or icy surfaces.  
Limitations of sensors and cameras  
The automatic connection of the parking brake  
Various sensors and cameras are mounted both inside and  
electronic equipment in an automatic car wash installation could  
outside the vehicle that capture the vehicle's surroundings by  
means of ultrasound, radar electromagnetic waves or visually.  
The different parking systems used  
cause damage.  
· Always deactivate the Auto-Hold function before entering an  
automatic car wash.  
park and maneuver  

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