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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Description of the power locking system

The power locking system lets you unlock and lock all doors, the rear hatch, and the fuel filler flap:

  • From the outside with the remote control vehicle key.
  • From the outside with Keyless Access ⇒ Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the outside .
  • From the inside with the power locking switch ⇒ Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the inside .

Special functions of the power locking system can be activated or deactivated via the Convenience sub-menu in the Settings menu on vehicles with the Premium instrument cluster ⇒ Volkswagen Information System  or by an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

The doors, rear hatch, and the fuel filler flap can be locked manually if the remote control vehicle key or the power locking system is not working.

Automatic locking (Auto Close)

The vehicle will lock automatically when it reaches a speed of about 10 mph (15 km/h). When the vehicle is locked, the indicator light comes on in the power locking button ⇒ Fig. 24 .

Automatic unlocking (Auto Open)

The vehicle unlocks automatically when the vehicle key is taken out of the ignition. On vehicles with Keyless Access, Auto. open is triggered by opening the driver door. Auto. open works only if the vehicle has been automatically locked with the Auto Close feature. The indicator light goes out in the power locking button when the doors unlock ⇒ Fig. 24 .

Locking the vehicle after airbag inflation

If the airbags are activated during a collision, the entire vehicle is unlocked. Depending on the severity of the damage, the vehicle can be locked after a collision when the airbags have deployed as follows:

Function Action
Locking the vehicle from the inside: – Switch the ignition off and on again.

– Press the power locking switch .
Locking the vehicle from the outside: Switch the ignition off and on again

OR Remove the remote control vehicle key from the ignition.

– Open a door once.

– Lock the vehicle with the remote control vehicle key.

Indicator light in the driver door

After the vehicle is locked: Meaning
The red LED light flashes for about 2 seconds in short intervals, then slower. The vehicle is locked.
Red LED light lights up continuously for about 30 seconds. Locking system malfunction. See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

If the remote control vehicle key buttons ⇒ Vehicle key set  or one of the power locking buttons ⇒ Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the inside  are pushed repeatedly in quick succession, the power locking system is switched off for a brief period to help keep it from being overloaded. The vehicle is then unlocked for about 30 seconds. Unless a door or the rear hatch is opened during this time, the vehicle is automatically locked afterwards.

     Introduction to the subject
    In this chapter you will find information on the following subjects:⇒ Description of the power locking system  ⇒ Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the outside ⇒ Unlocking and locking ...

    Unlocking and locking the vehicle from the outside
    Fig. 23 Remote control vehicle key with panic button.   Function Using the buttons on the remote control vehicle key buttons Unlock the vehicle. Press ...

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