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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Luggage compartment cover

Fig. 98 Installing and removing the luggage compartment cover.

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

When you open or close the rear hatch, the supporting straps, when attached, will automatically raise or lower the luggage compartment cover.

You can put light articles of clothing on the luggage compartment cover. But remember that your view through the rear window must not be obstructed.

Removing the luggage compartment cover

  • Unhook the supporting straps from the rear hatch ⇒ Fig. 98  (top arrows).
  • Pull the luggage compartment cover back and out of the side brackets ⇒ Fig. 98  (bottom arrows).

Installing the luggage compartment cover

  • Slide the luggage compartment cover forward into the side brackets ⇒ Fig. 98  (bottom arrows).
  • Hook the supporting straps onto the rear hatch ⇒ Fig. 98  (top arrows).

Warning

In a sudden braking or other maneuver, or in a collision, objects or animals on the luggage compartment cover could cause serious injury.
  • Never leave hard, heavy or sharp objects in bags or loose on the luggage compartment cover.
  • Never let animals ride on the luggage compartment cover.

Note

To help prevent damage to the luggage compartment cover, the luggage compartment may only be loaded to a height at which the luggage compartment cover will not press on the cargo when the rear hatch is closed.
  • Things on the luggage compartment cover can damage it.
  • The defroster heating wires or antenna in the rear window can be damaged by objects that rub against them.

Do not cover the ventilation slots in the side consoles. Otherwise, stale air cannot escape from the vehicle.

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