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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Cruise control operation

Fig. 147 On the left side of the steering column: Cruise control buttons and switches.

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Switch on cruise control. Move switch Ⓑ to position. System is switched on, but does not regulate vehicle speed until a speed is set.
Set cruise control to current vehicle speed. Press button  Ⓒ . Current vehicle speed is set; cruise control helps to maintain this speed.

Temporarily deactivate cruise control. Move switch Ⓑ to the position.

OR: depress the brake or clutch pedal.
Cruise control is temporarily deactivated. The speed is still stored in the memory.
Resume speed stored in cruise control. Press button Ⓐ . The vehicle will accelerate until the new higher speed is reached.
Increase set speed (while cruise control is actively controlling vehicle speed). Press the button Ⓐ briefly to increase the set speed in small steps.

briefly to increase the stored speed in small steps of 1 mph (1 km/h) each.
The vehicle will accelerate until the new higher speed is reached and saves the new higher speed in the memory.
Press and hold button Ⓐ to increase the set speed until the higher desired speed is reached and button is released.
Reduce set speed (while cruise control is actively controlling vehicle speed). Press the button Ⓒ

briefly to decrease the stored speed in small steps of 1 mph (1 km/h) each.
Cruise control will slow the vehicle down without braking by reducing the flow of fuel to the engine until the new lower speed is reached and saves the new lower speed in the memory.
Press and hold button Ⓒ to reduce the set speed until the lower desired speed is reached and the button is released.
Switch off cruise control. Move switch Ⓑ in the position. System is switched off. The set speed is deleted.

Driving downhill with cruise control

If cruise control cannot maintain constant speed while driving downhill, slow the vehicle with the foot brake and downshift if necessary.

Automatic deactivation

Cruise control speed regulation is automatically deactivated or temporarily interrupted:

  • If the system detects an error that could affect the function of the cruise control.
  • If the vehicle has accelerated and goes faster than the stored speed for a longer time.
  • If the brake or clutch pedal is depressed.
  • If the vehicle shifts gear (manual transmission).
  • If an airbag deploys.
    Warning and indicator lights
    Fig. 146 In the instrument cluster display: Cruise control status indications. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first⇒Introduction to the subject Display ...

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