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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

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  • Warning and indicator lights ⇒ Warning and indicator lights 
  • Volkswagen Information System ⇒ Volkswagen Information System 
  • Display of the selected gears (automatic transmission) ⇒ Shifting 
  • Service reminder information ⇒BookletWarranty and Maintenance,.

Warning

Driving on today's roads demands the full attention of the driver at all times. Driver distraction causes accidents, collisions and serious personal injury!
  • Never use the buttons in the instrument cluster while driving.

Applicable only in the United States

Fig. 11 Instrument cluster in the instrument panel.

Instrument explanations ⇒ Fig. 11 :

  1. Button for setting the instrument cluster clock, the Radio or Radio & Navigation system clock, and the analog clock1).

    • With the ignition on, push the button to highlight the hour or the minutes in the clock display.
    • To advance the clock, push the 0.0 / SET button ⇒ Fig. 11⑦ . Press and hold the button to fast forward.
    • Push the button again to finish setting the clock.
  2. Tachometer (shows engine revolutions per minute in thousands). The red zone at the end of the scale indicates maximum permissible engine rpm (revolutions per minute) for all gears after the break-in period. Before reaching the red zone, select the next higher gear or selector level position Drive(D), or ease your foot off the accelerator ⇒ .
  3. Engine coolant temperature display⇒ Engine coolant .
  4. Displays⇒ Displays .
  5. Fuel gauge⇒ Refueling .
  6. Speedometer.
  7. Reset button for the trip odometer display trip.

    • Push and hold the  0.0 / SET button about 1 second in order to reset to zero.
    • Push and hold the 0.0 / SET  button for more than 10 seconds to display the vehicle's engine code. You must do this when the ignition is on, but the engine is not running.

Note

  • To help prevent engine damage, always avoid high engine speeds, full throttle acceleration and heavy engine loads when the engine is cold.
  • To help prevent engine damage, the tachometer needle should only enter the red zone (warning zone) briefly.

Upshifting early into the next higher gear saves fuel and reduces engine noise.

1) On appropriately equipped vehicles, the clocks can also be set via the Settings menu in the instrument cluster display ⇒ Settings menu .

Applicable only in Canada

Fig. 12 Instrument cluster in the instrument panel.

Instrument explanations ⇒ Fig. 12  :

  1. Button for setting the instrument cluster clock, the Radio or Radio & Navigation system clock, and the analog clock1).

    • With the ignition on, push the button to highlight the hour or the minutes in the clock display.
    • To advance the clock, push the 0.0 / SET button ⇒ Fig. 12⑦ . Press and hold the button to fast forward.
    • Push the button again to finish setting the clock.
  2. Tachometer (thousands of revolutions per minute when the engine is running). The red zone at the end of the scale indicates maximum permissible engine rpm's (revolutions per minute) for all gears after the break-in period. Before reaching the red zone, select the next higher gear or selector level position  (D), or ease your foot off the accelerator ⇒ .
  3. Engine coolant temperature display ⇒ Engine coolant .
  4. Displays⇒ Displays .
  5. Fuel gauge⇒ Refueling .
  6. Speedometer.
  7. Reset button for the trip odometer display trip.

    • Push and hold the  0.0 / SET button about 1 second in order to reset to zero.
    • Push and hold the 0.0 / SET  button for more than 10 seconds to display the vehicle's engine code. You must do this when the ignition is on, but the engine is not running.

Note

  • To help prevent engine damage, always avoid high engine speeds , full throttle acceleration and heavy engine loads when the engine is cold.
  • To help prevent engine damage, the tachometer needle should only enter the red zone (warning zone) briefly.

Upshifting early into the next higher gear saves fuel and reduces engine noise.

1) Depending on the vehicle model, the clock can also be set via the Settings menu in the instrument cluster display ⇒ Settings menu .

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