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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Front seats

WARNING  
Seats and head restraints  
Front seats  
Improper use of the steering wheel position  
adjustment and incorrect steering wheel adjustment  
can cause serious injury or death.  
· After adjustment, always press the lever ÿ fig. 78 1  
firmly upwards so that the position of the steering  
wheel is not accidentally changed while driving.  
Introduction to the topic  
The adjustment possibilities for the front seats are  
described below. Always make sure that the seats are  
adjusted correctly ÿ p. 43.  
· Never adjust the steering wheel while driving. If while  
driving you find that adjustment is necessary, stop  
the vehicle safely and adjust the steering wheel  
correctly.  
WARNING  
· In order not to limit the protective function of the  
driver's frontal airbag in the event of an accident,  
the steering wheel must always point towards the  
chest, never towards the face.  
Before setting off, always adjust the front seats  
correctly and make sure that all occupants are  
wearing their seatbelts correctly.  
· To reduce the risk of injury in case the driver's frontal  
airbag deploys, always hold the steering wheel  
from the sides, on the outside, with your hands in  
the equivalent 9 o'clock position while driving. 3  
hours ÿ fig. 79.  
· Move the front passenger seat as far back as  
possible.  
· Adjust the driver's seat so that there is a minimum  
distance of 25 cm (approx. 10 inches) between  
the chest and the center of the steering wheel.  
Adjust the seat so that you can fully depress the  
pedals with your knees slightly bent and that  
there is a distance between the knee area and  
the instrument panel of at least 10 cm (approx. 4  
inches). If you cannot maintain this distance due  
to physical conditions, go without fail to a duly  
qualified specialized workshop so that, if  
· Never hold the steering wheel in the 12 o'clock  
position or in any other way than indicated, e.g.  
For example, in the center. If the driver's frontal  
airbag were to deploy, you could sustain serious  
injuries to your arms, hands, and head.  
necessary, complete special modifications are  
carried out. Volkswagen recommends a  
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· Never ride with the seat back tilted excessively  
backwards. The more the seat back is tilted back,  
the greater the risk of injury from improperly  
positioned seat belts and incorrect sitting position.  
· Never ride with the seat back tilted forward. If the  
front airbag were to deploy, it could throw the  
seatback backwards and injure the occupants in  
the rear seats.  
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· Always adjust the front seat correctly and always  
sit upright with your back against the back of the  
seat. Do not place any part of your body directly  
on or too close to where the air bag is mounted.  
WARNING  
Improper seat adjustment can cause accidents and  
serious injuries.  
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· Adjust the seats only when the vehicle  
butt is stopped, otherwise they could move unexpectedly  
Adjust mechanical front seats  
while driving and you could lose control of the vehicle.  
Please note and  
at the beginning of this ca  
Also, when adjusting, you adopt an incorrect position.  
chapter, on page 98.  
· Adjust the front seats upright, fore/aft and  
inclination only when there is no one in the  
adjustment area of the front seats.  
All the controls that the seat can carry are described below.  
The number of controls may vary depending on the version of the  
seat.  
The controls for the front passenger seat are arranged  
symmetrically.  
· Do not allow any object to obstruct the adjustment  
area of the seats.  
On the seat there may be controls for mechanical adjustment  
combined with controls for electrical adjustment.  
· Adjust the rear seats longitudinally and  
inclination only when there is no one else in the  
adjustment zone.  
Do not allow adjustment and blocking zones  
of the seats are dirty.  
WARNING  
Incorrect use of upholstery and seat covers could cause the  
electric seat adjustment to be accidentally activated and the  
seat to move unexpectedly while driving.  
This could cause you to lose control of the vehicle and cause  
accidents and injuries. Likewise, material damage can occur in  
the electrical components of the front seats.  
· Never attach or place upholstery or seat covers  
on the electric vehicle controls.  
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· Never use upholstery or covers that have not  
been expressly authorized for the seats of this  
vehicle.  
Fig. 80 On the driver's seat: controls (variant 1).  
WARNING  
If cigarette lighters are left in the vehicle, they could be  
damaged or inadvertently ignited. This could cause serious  
1 Operate the lever to adjust the lum support  
bar.  
burns and damage to the vehicle.  
· Before adjusting a seat, always make sure that  
there is no cigarette lighter in the area of the  
moving parts of the seat.  
2 Without exerting force on the seat back, turn the wheel to  
adjust the back.  
3 Move the lever up or down to adjust the height of the seat; if  
necessary, several times.  
WARNING  
Objects with sharp edges can damage the seats.  
4 Pull the lever to move the seat forwards or backwards. After  
releasing the lever, the seat must engage!  
· Do not rub the seats with sharp objects. Sharp  
objects, such as zippers, rivets on clothing or  
belts, can damage the surfaces. Open Velcro  
fasteners can also cause damage.  
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1 Pull the lever to move the seat forwards or  
backwards. After releasing the lever, the seat  
must engage!  
2 To adjust the seatback inclination  
seat, activate the lever and keep it activated until  
the backrest is in the desired position. To fix the  
backrest, release the lever. After releasing the  
lever, the backrest must click!  
3 Move the lever up or down to adjust the height  
of the seat; if necessary, several times.  
Adjusting the electric front  
seats  
Fig. 81 On the driver's seat: controls (variant 2).  
Note and , at the beginning of this chapter,  
on page 98.  
The controls for the front passenger seat are  
arranged symmetrically.  
1 Without exerting force on the seat back, turn the  
wheel to adjust the back.  
2 Move the lever up or down to adjust the height  
of the seat; if necessary, several times.  
On the seat there may be controls for mechanical  
adjustment combined with controls for electrical  
adjustment.  
3 Move the lever up or down to adjust the inclination  
of the seat; if necessary, several times.  
4 Lift the handle to move the seat cushion forwards  
or backwards.  
5 Pull the lever to move the seat forwards or  
backwards. After releasing the lever, the seat  
must engage!  
Fig. 83 Controls on the driver's seat: seat length  
adjustment, seat height and inclination adjustment, and  
backrest adjustment.  
1 A Move the seat forwards or backwards  
back.  
B Adjust the inclination of the seat.  
C Raise or lower the seat.  
2 D Adjust the inclination of the backrest.  
Fig. 82 On the driver's seat: controls (variant 3).  
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Fold the back of the passenger  
seat forward  
Please note and  
at the beginning of this ca  
chapter, on page 98.  
The backrest of the front passenger seat can be  
folded forward and locked in a horizontal position.  
When objects are to be transported on the folded  
back of the passenger seat, the front airbag of this  
seat must be deactivated ÿ p. 56.  
Fig. 84 Control on the driver's seat: adjustment of the  
lumbar support.  
Fold the back of the passenger seat forwards  
1 Arch the lumbar support.  
2 Retract the arch of the lumbar support.  
3 Raise the height of the arch of the lumbar support.  
4 Lower the height of the lumbar support arch.  
WARNING  
If the power front seats are used carelessly or  
without paying proper attention, it can cause serious  
injury.  
· The front seats can also be adjusted electrically  
with the ignition off. Never leave a child or  
anyone who may need help inside the vehicle.  
· In an emergency, interrupt the electrical  
adjustment by pressing another control.  
Fig. 85 Passenger seat: fold the backrest forwards.  
WARNING  
1. Remove any objects that may be on the passenger  
In order not to damage the electrical components  
of the front seats, do not kneel on them or on the  
bench. Do not subject the seat back to excessive loads  
seat cushion ÿ .  
2. Lower the front passenger seat as far as it will go.  
3. Move the front passenger seat as far back as  
possible.  
concentrated in a single point.  
4. Lower the head restraint completely.  
5. Unlock the seat back in the direction  
If the 12 volt battery state of charge is too  
low, the seat may not be able to be electrically  
adjusted.  
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of the arrow ÿ fig. 85 1  
6. Fold the seat back forwards in the direction of the  
If the engine is started during electric seat  
adjustment, the electric seat adjustment is interrupted.  
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arrow ÿ fig. 85 2 until it is horizontal.  
Once folded down, the seat back must engage  
securely.  
Raising the back of the passenger seat When  
raising the back of the passenger seat, make sure  
that there are no objects or any part of the body in  
the area of the hinges.  
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1. To raise the seat back, unlock it again ÿ fig. 85  
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