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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Stopping the engine

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

Please perform these steps only in the order listed.
  Vehicles without Keyless Access Vehicles with Keyless Access
1. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop ⇒ .
2. Depress and hold down the brake pedal until step 4 is completed.
3. Automatic transmission: Shift the transmission into Park  (P).
4. Apply the electronic parking brake to help prevent the vehicle from moving ⇒ Braking, stopping, and parking .
5. Turn the remote control vehicle key to position ⇒ Fig. 127⓪  in the ignition switch. Briefly press the starter button ⇒ Fig. 128 . If the engine will not switch off, carry out the emergency shutoff procedure ⇒ Starter button .
6. With a manual transmission, shift into 1st gear (vehicle on flat surface or pointing uphill) or reverse (vehicle pointing downhill).
7. Removing the vehicle key from the ignition switches off electrical equipment and activates the steering column lock. Opening the doors switches off electrical equipment and activates the steering column lock.

Warning

Never stop the engine before the vehicle has come to a complete stop. You can lose control of the vehicle, crash, and be seriously injured.
  • The airbags and safety belt pretensioners will not work when the ignition is switched off.
  • The brake booster does not work when the engine is not running. More brake pedal pressure will be needed to stop the vehicle.
  • The power steering system does not work when the engine is not running, and you will need more force to steer the vehicle.
  • When the key is removed from the ignition switch, the steering will lock and you will not be able to steer the vehicle.

Note

If the vehicle has been driven hard for a long time, the engine could overheat when it is stopped. To reduce the risk of engine damage, let the engine idle in Neutral for about 2 minutes before you switch off the ignition.

If the ignition is switched on or the engine is running and the driver door is opened, a chime sounds. The chime is also a reminder to switch off the engine and turn off the ignition before leaving and locking the vehicle from the outside.

On vehicles with automatic transmissions, the vehicle key can only be removed from the ignition when the transmission is in Park (P).

After the engine has been switched off, the radiator fan in the engine compartment may keep running for several minutes, or may start running after the vehicle has been parked for a while, even if the ignition is switched off and the vehicle key has been removed. The radiator fan shuts off automatically when the engine has cooled down enough.

Applicable only in Canada

    Starting the engine
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