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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Vehicle identification number

Authorized values are listed on the safety certificate  
("safety compliance label") on the B-pillar on the driver's  
side ÿ p. 417.  
Technical data  
Notes on technical data  
The vehicle's performance has been calculated without  
any equipment that reduces it, e.g. e.g., river accessories.  
Data Overview  
For technical approval or fiscal reasons, power values  
and benefits may vary.  
Unless stated otherwise, the technical data is valid for  
the basic model. The indicated values may differ  
depending on the optional equipment or model version,  
as well as in the case of special vehicles and equipment  
for certain countries. The data from the official vehicle  
documentation always have priority.  
On some engines with undercarriage for rough roads,  
the maximum speed may be limited and therefore lower  
than indicated.  
Data on the technically permissible maximum  
towable mass and the maximum vertical load on the  
coupling The data on the technically permissible  
maximum towable mass and the maximum vertical load  
The official vehicle documentation lists the vehicle's  
powertrain and its power.  
on the coupling given on the type plate of the towing  
device are only experimental values. such of the same.  
Valid values for the vehicle, often lower than these values,  
are listed in the vehicle documentation. The data from the  
Observe the notes and information regarding vehicles in  
category N1 ÿ p. 400, Important information for vehicles in  
category N1 (light commercial vehicle).  
official vehicle documentation or from the vehicle's model  
plate ÿ p. 417 or the safety certificate ÿ p. 417 always  
have priority.  
The values of the mass in running order given in the  
following tables apply to the vehicle ready to drive with  
the fuel tank 90% full and considering the weight of the  
driver (75 kg [165 lb]), of which operating fluids and, if  
necessary, tools and the spare wheel. The indicated mass  
Mass of the towing vehicle and trailer  
combination The masses indicated for the towing  
vehicle and trailer combination are only valid for  
maximum altitudes of 1000 m (3000 feet) above sea level.  
The maximum authorized mass of the towing vehicle and  
trailer combination must be reduced by approx. 10%. for  
every 1,000 m (3,000 ft) of additional height.  
in running order is increased with optional equipment and  
retrofitting of accessories, thereby correspondingly  
reducing the possible payload.  
The payload results from the sum of the following pe  
you are:  
Grade angle Grade  
angle is the gradeability value up to which the vehicle  
can overcome a grade under its own power. This  
depends on, among other things, the road surface,  
weather conditions and engine power. The values apply  
to a moving vehicle and not to starting from a standstill.  
— passengers  
— total baggage  
- accessories  
— load on the roof —  
vertical load on the coupling when driving with a trailer  
The height (slope) reached in a 100 m (300 ft)  
Never exceed the maximum authorized mass of the  
section is indicated in percentage or in degrees (100% =  
vehicle or the maximum authorized mass per axle. The goes 45 degrees).  
Vehicle identification number  
Structure of the vehicle identification number  
Taking the vehicle identification number  
WVWZZZCBZLE400953 as an example, its structure is  
explained below. This is an example.  
The vehicle identification number (VIN) consists of 17  
characters that are grouped into 7 groups.  
5 N M 0 1 2 7 6 0 A J  
Notes on technical data  
5 6  
Position 4 5 6 1  
Example WVWZZZ  
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17  
0 0 9  
1 Vehicle manufacturer's designation:  
Volkswagen factory in Palmela  
Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg  
Volkswagen factory in Pamplona  
Volkswagen Touring Cars  
VW Touareg/Auto 5000 AMPV  
Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen  
de México, SA de CV Volkswagen de México, SA  
7 Correlative production number in each model year  
de CV LLC Volkswagen Group Rus (Volkswagen/  
Skoda Kaluga)  
Vehicle Identification Number Location  
Garuda Matraman Motor (Indonesia)  
2 Padding characters: may vary depending on the  
manufacturer or contain information about the shape of the  
bodywork or the type of change.  
3 Vehicle category according to model:  
T-Roc Cabriolet  
Fig. 270 On the windscreen: vehicle identification  
Depending on the manufacturer, positions 7 to 9 may also  
contain information on the type of fuel (7) and the vehicle  
category (8 and 9).  
The vehicle identification number can be read from the  
outside through a box in the windshield. The box is located in  
the lower part of the windshield, on one side.  
4 Padding or check characters: Padding characters may  
vary depending on the manufacturer.  
On some models, depending on the infotainment system,  
the vehicle identification number may be displayed in the  
5 VIN Index by model year:  
Service menu or in the vehicle settings menu. The vehicle  
identification number may also appear on the model plate.  
In addition, depending on the model, market and engine, the  
vehicle identification number may be stamped in one of the  
following places:  
6 Place of manufacture, factory:  
Volkswagen Factory of Chattanooga  
Volkswagen factory in Bratislava  
Volkswagen plant in Emden  
Volkswagen plant in Kaluga  
Puebla Volkswagen Factory  
Volkswagen plant in Zwickau  
Pune Volkswagen Factory  
— In the engine compartment, on the right rain gutter.  
— In the engine compartment, on the suspension turret  
— In the engine compartment, near the hood hinge, in  
the right side of the vehicle.  
— Behind the right front seat, under the floor covering.  
Technical data  
2 Maximum authorized mass of the towing vehicle  
and trailer combination  
model plate  
3 Maximum permissible mass of the front axle  
4 Maximum permissible mass of the rear axle  
Depending on the country and model in question, the type plate  
is located on the bottom of the driver's or front passenger's door  
pillar. He is seen opening the door in question. Vehicles destined  
for certain countries do not have a model plate.  
Security certificate  
Fig. 271 Type plate (schematic representation):  
variant 1  
Depending on the country, the approval number may appear,  
e.g. For example, the EC type approval number.  
1 Manufacturer code  
2 Approval number  
3 Vehicle identification number  
4 Maximum authorized mass  
Fig. 273 Security certificate (representation is  
Maximum authorized mass of the towing vehicle and trailer  
permissible mass of the front axle  
rear axle maximum permissible mass  
5 Vehicle type  
6 Manufacturer's address  
7 Distinctive engine letters  
Fig. 274 Security certificate (representation is  
On the driver's door pillar there is a safety certificate with the  
following information:  
— Vehicle type  
- Maker  
Fig. 272 Type plate (schematic representation):  
variant 2  
- Manufacturing date  
— Country of manufacture  
Depending on the country, the approval number may appear,  
e.g. For example, the EC type approval number.  
- Vehicle identification number  
5 N M 0 1 2 7 6 0 A J  
1 Maximum authorized mass  
model plate  

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