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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Starting the engine

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

Please perform these steps only in the order listed.
Step Vehicles without Keyless Access Vehicles with Keyless Access
1. Automatic transmission: Depress the brake pedal and hold it down until step 4 is completed.
1a. Manual transmission: Depress clutch pedal fully and hold until the engine has started.
2. Shift the transmission into Neutral (N) or Park  (P) (automatic), or into Neutral (manual only).
3. Turn the vehicle key to position  ⇒ Fig. 127②  – do not depress the accelerator pedal. Briefly press the starter button ⇒ Fig. 128  – do not depress the accelerator pedal. An authorized vehicle key must be inside the vehicle in order to start the engine.
4. When the engine starts, release the remote control vehicle key. When the engine starts, release the starter button.
5. If the engine does not start, stop the procedure and start again after about one minute. If the engine does not start, switch off the ignition and start again after about 1 minute. Use the emergency start function if necessary ⇒ Starter button .
6. Release the electronic parking brake when you are ready to start driving ⇒ Braking, stopping, and parking .

Warning

Never leave the vehicle unattended while the engine is running. The vehicle could move suddenly, especially when the vehicle is in gear, resulting in accidents and personal injury.

Warning

Starting fluids can explode and can cause a run-away vehicle condition.

  • Never use starting assist fluids.

Note

  • You can damage the starter or the engine if you try to start the engine when the vehicle is still moving, or if you try to restart the engine right after switching it off.
  • Avoid high engine speeds, full throttle acceleration, and heavy engine loads when the engine is cold.
  • Do not try to start the engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. Unburned fuel can get into the catalytic converter and damage it. The steering column may also be locked.

Do not let your vehicle warm up while standing; instead, start driving right away after making sure that you have good visibility through all windows. This will help the engine reach operating temperature faster and keep down emissions.

Major consumers of electricity are temporarily switched off when the engine is being started.

After starting a cold engine, there may be increased operating noises for a few seconds. This is normal and harmless.

Applicable only in Canada

    Starter button
    Fig. 128 USA: In the center console: Starter button of the Keyless Access locking and starting system. Fig. 129 Emergency starting feature on vehicles with Keyless Access. Read and follow the in ...

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