When the vehicle starts moving or the requirements of the Auto-
Hold function are not met, the vehicle is no longer held.
regarding parking systems
1. Press the button
The indicator light ÿ fig. 160 of the key
goes out. troll
The electronic parking brake engages automatically to hold the
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
· 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.
· 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
· Always deactivate the Auto-Hold function before entering an
automatic car wash.
park and maneuver
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
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 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
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