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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Parking assistance settings

They use different combinations of sensors. All sensors have  
tuition. The trim frame or the license plate must not  
protrude laterally or downwards.  
technical and physical limitations ÿ : — Under certain  
circumstances, some objects are not detected, such as  
towbars, bars, fences, posts or thin trees, very low or very  
high obstacles, or an open tailgate or that it is opening ÿ .  
ÿ The terrain is flat.  
ÿ The vehicle is not heavily loaded on the rear  
will be or on one of the sides.  
ÿ The engine is running.  
— The parking system detection zones have “blind” angles in  
which objects and people cannot be detected.  
ÿ The braking assistance systems are connected ÿ p. 224.  
— In some cases, dirt may be detected  
If other functions are operated in the infotainment  
system during parking, the parking function is  
deactivated, including the acoustic warnings.  
ity, ice and water that may be on the sensors or cameras as  
if it were an obstacle or these elements may impair the  
detection of objects. In addition to being cloudy and snowy,  
the visibility of the sensors can also be reduced by traces of  
detergent or some coating ÿ p. 212.  
Find a suitable parking space  
In order for a suitable parking space to be correctly displayed  
or detected, the following requirements should be met: ÿ The  
length and width of the parking space are greater than the  
— Sensor signals can be affected by external sound sources  
and by certain surfaces of objects and clothing.  
dimensions of the vehicle and offer sufficient space for  
Under certain circumstances, this could prevent the  
presence of people or objects from being detected or  
detected correctly.  
ÿ The distance when passing the parking space is approx.  
— Some objects may only be displayed dimly or not at all, eg  
railings and thin posts, due to screen resolution or  
insufficient light conditions.  
1 meter (3 feet). ÿ Vehicles with an assisted parking  
system (Park Assist): the speed when passing next to a  
parking space parallel to the road is 40 km/h (25 mph)  
maximum, and in the case of parking spaces  
perpendicular to the road, 20 km/h (12 mph) maximum  
— Camera images displayed on the screen are only two-  
dimensional. Due to a lack of spatial depth, those objects  
that protrude or cavities in the road, for example, can only  
be seen with difficulty or not at all.  
Indications in the infotainment system  
To familiarize yourself with the parking systems and  
their functions, Volkswagen recommends practicing  
your driving in a place without too much traffic or in a car park.  
The selection of possible settings varies depending on the  
country, the equipment in question and the equipment of  
the vehicle.  
The approach of the vehicle to an obstacle is represented  
in the infotainment system with segments and is supplemented  
by acoustic signals. The indication may vary depending on the  
General information  
In order for the sensors and cameras to capture the vehicle's  
surroundings as well as possible and be able to display it in  
the infotainment system, the following requirements must be  
met: ÿ The doors and the tailgate are closed  
The collision zone is reached at the latest when the  
penultimate segment is displayed. Do not continue the  
All equipment and representations are described without  
specifying whether they are optional equipment or model  
versions. The availability of these systems depends on the  
equipment of the vehicle.  
ÿ The exterior mirrors are not folded. ÿ Sensors or cameras  
are not covered  
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with accessories or trim frames for the  
General indications regarding parking systems  
General indications  
Switch to parking mode "Line parking".  
Suppress the sound of the acoustic signals.  
Turn the steering wheel (parking mode  
"Line parking").  
Adjust brightness, contrast, and color.  
View indication.  
Stop the vehicle (parking mode "Line parking").  
Switch to parking mode "Cross traffic".  
Hide the indication.  
Switch to "Trailer Hitch Assist" or "Off-road  
Assist" parking mode (depending on the  
Close the current display and end the function.  
Red line: delimitation or safety distance to the  
Additionally for vehicles with parking aid  
Red frame: outline of the vehicle (line  
Switching the brake function on and off when  
Yellow lines: trajectory of the vehicle  
depending on the angle of rotation.  
Yellow auxiliary box: front or rear delimitation of  
the parking space (parking in parallel).  
Red graphic segment: obstacle nearby. The  
vehicle is in danger. Brake.  
Yellow graphic segment: obstacle in the  
trajectory. The vehicle is in danger. Turn the  
steering wheel.  
Green horizontal lines: limitations.  
Green side line: turn point to the other side  
when parking (line parking).  
Green frame: outline of the vehicle (line  
White or gray graphic segment: obstacle  
outside the path of the vehicle.  
The system has a fault in the tracked area  
Switch to parking aid.  
(depending on the equipment). Color may vary.  
USA and Canada: When the camera image of a parking  
Switch to reversing assistant  
system has been activated by engaging reverse gear,  
no function buttons are displayed for safety reasons.  
Buttons can be redisplayed by pressing the function  
Additionally in vehicles with reversing assistant  
without parking mode selection  
Additionally in vehicles with assisted parking  
system (Park Assist)  
Red line: delimitation or safety distance to the  
Activate and deactivate the assisted parking  
Green side lines: extension of the vehicle.  
Additionally in vehicles with peripheral vision  
system (Area View)  
Switch to parking aid.  
Park in battery forwards.  
Additionally in vehicles with reversing assistant  
with parking mode selection  
Park in rear battery.  
Switch to parking mode "Battery parking".  
park and maneuver  
Give the auxiliary lines of orientation in the area of said chamber.  
Cross traffic in front  
Cross traffic at the rear  
cross country  
Automatic intervention in the fre  
The automatic intervention on the brakes of a  
Show the two zones next to the vehicle on the  
parking system serves to reduce the risk of collision  
when an obstacle is detected during the parking  
Show driver's side only.  
Show passenger side only.  
Do not let the automatic intervention of the brakes in  
the parking systems induce you to take risks that  
compromise safety.  
In some situations automatic brake intervention may  
only work to a limited extent or not at all. Collisions  
Switch to the assistance function for hitching  
a trailer or the assistance function for off-road  
(depending on the country).  
against obstacles can cause personal injury and  
damage to the vehicle. The system cannot replace the  
driver's attention.  
three-dimensional views  
· Remain vigilant and do not rely solely on parking  
Switch to the view of the vehicle and its  
surroundings from above.  
Always be prepared to brake and control  
the address yourself.  
View of the vehicle and its surroundings from  
above (three-dimensional view).  
· Do not run any risk that compromises safety.  
Oblique view of the vehicle and its surroundings  
· Act in accordance with warnings and recommendations.  
from above (three-dimensional view).  
Recommendations for the management of parking  
View of the vehicle and its surroundings  
from above from the side (3-dimensional  
ÿ The vehicle does not exceed 10 km/h (6 mph)  
approx. when maneuvering. ÿ There is a  
connected parking system.  
Obstacles in the path of the vehicle are only warned  
optically and acoustically.  
What happens in the event of an automatic  
intervention on the brakes?  
The system displays guidance lines on the  
If an obstacle is detected, the vehicle is braked to a stop  
and remains stationary for approx. 2 seconds.  
camera image regardless of the vehicle  
environment. The cameras do not automatically detect  
obstacles. The driver has to assess himself whether the  
vehicle fits into the parking space.  
1. After an automatic intervention on the brakes, stop  
the vehicle with the brake pedal.  
Assisted parking system: The vehicle is braked if the  
speed is excessive. The parking operation can then be  
When the factory-fitted towing hitch is electrically  
connected to a trailer, all guide lines are hidden  
in the area of the rear camera.  
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When a camera is mounted on the tailgate and  
the tailgate is open, everything is hidden.  
General indications regarding parking systems  
Activate and deactivate the automatic intervention on the  
After an emergency braking by the parking exit assistant,  
10 seconds must elapse before another automatic  
intervention of the brakes can take place.  
Automatic intervention on the brakes is activated  
or deactivates as soon as the driver activates or deactivates a  
parking system.  
1. Press the function button  
on the infotainment  
system display to manually engage the braking function  
when manoeuvring.  
Problems and solutions  
The parking system behaves differently than expected  
Brake function when maneuvering the parking aid  
There can be several causes:  
1. Depress the accelerator pedal briefly to interrupt the automatic  
intervention of the brakes ÿ .  
— System requirements are not met ÿ p. 209.  
— The sensors or camera are dirty or have  
ice ÿ p. 385.  
The automatic intervention of the brakes in the event of an  
obstacle to the front does not take place when the parking aid  
has been activated automatically while driving forward ÿ p. 214.  
— The camera lens is not clean and the image from the  
camera is not clear ÿ p. 385.  
— Some noise sources, such as a jackhammer  
cobbled road, interfere with the ultrasound signal.  
Maneuvering with the trailer maneuvering assistant  
(Trailer Assist)  
— 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.  
An automatic intervention of the brakes may occur in the  
following situations:  
— The speed is exceeded.  
— 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.  
— The driver intervenes in the direction.  
— The driver's door is open.  
— The key is pressed.  
— Modifications have been made to the painting  
or structural changes in the area of the sensors or the  
camera, e.g. e.g. at the front of the vehicle or on the running  
After automatic intervention on the brakes, step on the brake and  
hold it down.  
Also note the messages displayed on the instrument panel  
Special notes when towing a trailer If an electrically  
display and in the infotainment system.  
connected trailer is attached to the factory-fitted towing hitch,  
the function for automatic brake intervention at the rear of the  
vehicle is deactivated for reversing ÿ p. 293.  
Sensor or camera not visible or the parking system has  
been deactivated If a sensor fails, that sensor zone is  
permanently deactivated. The affected sensor area can be  
displayed in the infotainment system with the symbol. If  
necessary, the parking system is completely deactivated.  
If the towing hitch is not fitted at the factory, the parking system  
must be deactivated manually when driving with a trailer.  
If the automatic intervention on the brakes acts  
If the parking aid does not work correctly, a continuous  
excessively, e.g. For example, when driving off-road,  
deactivate the parking system.  
acoustic signal sounds for a few seconds when it is switched  
on. If necessary, a message to this effect is shown in the  
instrument cluster display.  
When the parking aid's brake-on-steer function has  
braked the vehicle, it is inactive in the same direction of  
1. Check if any of the causes listed above are present.  
travel for 5 meters or becomes active again after changing gears  
or gear position.  
2. Once the source of the problem has been eliminated, go back  
going to connect the system.  
After an emergency braking of the assisted parking  
system due to an obstacle, the parking operation is  
3. If the problem persists, go to a specialized workshop.  
park and maneuver  
The parking assist system is active and the vehicle  
parking aid  
In some countries, the parking assist system can assist the  
Introduction to the topic  
driver by automatically intervening on the brakes in certain  
cases ÿ p. 211.  
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 pedal.  
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. 161 Infotainment system: parking aid with  
obstacle detection and turning the steering wheel  
(schematic illustration).  
— The function button is pressed  
Or: The driver grabs the steering wheel.  
Or: the driver's door is opened.  
Either: The time limit is exceeded or the number  
Parking aid detects the distance to possible obstacles using  
sensors located at the front and rear of the vehicle ÿ p. 8, ÿ  
of maneuvers to park.  
p. 9.  
Either: The ASR is switched off or it intervenes re  
Or: There is a fault in the system.  
Start the parking maneuver again ÿ p. 218.  
The intelligent technology of parking systems cannot  
overcome the limits imposed by physical laws and only  
works within the limits of the systems. Failure to take this  
The assisted parking system is active and assists  
into account can lead to accidents, serious injuries and  
steering wheel movements with the vehicle stationary  
vehicle damage.  
When the parking assist system tries to turn the steering  
· The parking system cannot replace the driver's attention.  
wheel while the vehicle is stationary, the white symbol  
appears on the instrument panel screen.  
The parking aid warns of obstacles via colored segments  
on the infotainment system display and acoustic signals ÿ  
1. Depress the brake pedal.  
fig. 161  
After changing a wheel, the park assist system does not  
park accurately  
, ÿ .  
If, after changing a wheel, the parking assist system does  
not park accurately, e.g. For example, there is a greater or  
lesser distance to the curb, the system may have to be  
Do not continue the march! The collision zone is reached at  
the latest when the penultimate segment is displayed.  
adapted, e.g. For example, if the wheel dimensions have  
1. Drive the vehicle for a bit of a long way, including winding  
Depending on the equipment, the distance to obstacles in  
the side areas is also displayed. In order to fully explore and  
visualize the side areas, the vehicle must be moved  
The parking assist system automatically adapts to the new  
wheel dimensions.  
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parking aid  
butt a few meters forward or backward. If an obstacle enters  
these areas from outside, it will not be indicated.  
Or: press the key.  
Or: the vehicle rolls backwards.  
If the driver does not react to an approaching obstacle, an  
automatic intervention of the brakes may occur ÿ p. 211.  
1. Press the button ÿ fig. 162.  
Or: press the key.  
Parking aid settings Depending on the  
Or: Move the selector lever to position P.  
equipment, settings for the parking aid can be made in the  
vehicle settings menu of the infotainment system ÿ p. 41.  
Or: The vehicle is traveling forward at more than  
approx. 10-15 km/h (6-9 mph).  
Automatic connection when driving forward  
Particularities in case of towing a trailer  
The parking aid is activated automatically when the vehicle  
slowly approaches an obstacle while driving forward.  
When an electrically connected trailer is connected, the rear  
parking aid sensors do not connect:  
1. Activate or deactivate the function in the vehicle settings of  
the infotainment system ÿ p. 41.  
— No obstacles are warned.  
— In addition, the braking function when maneuvering is deactivated  
automatically deactivated.  
If the driver deactivates the parking aid, it will no longer be  
activated automatically.  
Under the following circumstances, the automatic connection  
will be available again:  
You can save some settings of the parking aid, such as the  
volume of the acoustic signals, in the user accounts of the  
personalization function. The settings are automatically changed  
when the user account is switched ÿ p. 40.  
— The vehicle has accelerated more than 15 km/h  
(9 mph) approx. and then it has been circulated again  
at less than this speed.  
Or: The ignition has been switched off and the  
Activate and deactivate the parking aid  
Or: Changed from P parking lock to a gear ratio.  
If the vehicle detects an obstacle, the display in the info  
Note and , on page 208, and at the beginning of this  
system is activated first  
chapter, on page 213. and ,  
tainment. If it gets closer, additional acoustic signals will  
reversing assistant  
(Rear view)  
Introduction to the topic  
The reversing assist camera mounted at the rear of the  
vehicle makes it easier for the driver to see to the rear and  
assists in parking.  
Fig. 162 In the center console: button to activate  
and deactivate the parking aid.  
The reversing assistant shows the area behind the vehicle on the  
infotainment system screen. Guidance lines make it easy to see.  
1. Engage reverse gear.  
Or: press the button ÿ fig. 162.  
park and maneuver  

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