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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Electronic immobilizer

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

The immobilizer helps to prevent the engine from being started and driven with an unauthorized vehicle key.

There is a microchip inside the vehicle key. The chip deactivates the immobilizer automatically when an authorized remote control vehicle key is inserted into the ignition switch.

The electronic immobilizer is automatically activated when the remote control vehicle key is pulled out of the ignition switch. On vehicles with Keyless Access, the vehicle key must be outside the vehicle. ⇒ Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the outside .

The engine can therefore only be started with an authorized and correctly coded genuine Volkswagen vehicle key. Coded vehicle keys are available from authorized Volkswagen dealers, authorized Volkswagen Service Facilities, and from certain independent repair facilities and locksmiths who are qualified to make these vehicle keys ⇒ Vehicle key set .

If an unauthorized vehicle key is used, Immobilizer active! appears in the instrument cluster display. The vehicle cannot be operated with this key.

A Declaration of Compliance with the United States FCC and Industry Canada regulations is on ⇒ Declaration of Compliance, Telecommunications and Electronic Systems .

Using genuine Volkswagen keys helps minimize the risk of malfunctions.

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