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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Driving a loaded vehicle

Read and follow the introductory information and safety information firstIntroduction to the subject 

For good handling when driving a loaded vehicle, please observe the following:

  • Securely stow all luggage ⇒ Stowing luggage .
  • Drive especially carefully and accelerate gently.
  • Avoid sudden braking and driving maneuvers.
  • Brake earlier than you would if you were not driving a loaded vehicle.
  • If applicable, observe information about driving with a trailer ⇒ Trailer towing .

Warning

Heavy loads can change the way your vehicle handles and increase stopping distances. Heavy loads that are not properly stowed or secured can shift suddenly, causing loss of control and serious injury.
  • Secure the load properly to keep it from shifting.
  • Always remember when transporting heavy objects that they change the vehicle's center of gravity and also the way it handles.
    • Always distribute the load as evenly as possible.
    • Secure heavy objects as far forward in the luggage compartment as possible.
    • Use your vehicle's luggage compartment tie-downs with suitable straps.
  • Always tie down heavy items securely with suitable straps.
  • Securely latch the rear seat backrest in the upright position.
  • Never exceed the Gross Axle Weight Rating or the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating on the safety compliance sticker on the left door jamb. Exceeding permissible weight can cause the vehicle to skid and handle differently.
  • Always adapt speed and driving to the heavier load and the weight distribution in the vehicle. Take road, weather, traffic, and visibility conditions into account as well.
  • Always accelerate gently and avoid sudden braking and driving maneuvers.
  • Always brake earlier than you would if you were not driving a loaded vehicle.
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