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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Mounting the roof rack base carrier and roof rack

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Fig. 105 Vehicles without roof railing: Attachment points for the base carrier and roof rack.

Fig. 106 Vehicles with roof railing: Attachment points for the base carrier and roof rack.

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

The base carrier is the basis of a complete roof carrier system. For safety reasons, additional mounts are necessary for transporting luggage, bicycles, surfboards, skis and small boats. Suitable accessories can be purchased from your authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

Vehicles without roof railing: Mounting the base carrier and roof rack

Always attach the base carrier and roof rack correctly.

Always carefully follow the installation instructions from the base carrier or roof rack manufacturer.

The mounting holes are on the underside of the roof frame and are only visible when the door is open ⇒ Fig. 105 .

Only mount the roof rack base carrier at the holes shown in the illustration.

Vehicles with roof railing: Mounting the roof rack

Typical roof racks cannot be attached to the roof railing. Only roof racks which have been approved by Volkswagen may be used.

Always carefully follow the installation instructions from the roof rack manufacturer.

The attachment holes are on the inside of the roof railing ⇒ Fig. 106  (magnified view).

Only mount the roof rack base carrier at the holes shown in the illustration.

Warning

Installing or using a base carrier or roof rack improperly can cause the entire system to fly off the vehicle, causing accidents and injuries.
  • Always follow the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer.
  • Use the base carrier and roof rack only if they are undamaged and properly installed.
  • Mount the roof rack base carrier only at the markings shown in the illustration ⇒ Fig. 105  or ⇒ Fig. 106 .
  • Install the base carrier and roof rack properly.
  • Make sure that all bolts and fasteners are properly installed and properly tightened before every trip and retighten them as needed after driving a short distance. During a long trip, check all bolts and fasteners at each stop.
  • Always properly install special fixtures for items such as bicycles, skis, surfboards, etc.
  • Do not modify or repair the base carrier or roof rack.

Follow the installation instructions provided for installing the roof rack system. Always carry them in the vehicle.

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