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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual: Pinch protection for the power sunroof and the sunshade

Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual / Before driving / Opening and closing / Power sunroof / Pinch protection for the power sunroof and the sunshade

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

Pinch protection can help reduce the risk of pinching injuries when closing the power sunroof and the sunshade ⇒ . If the power sunroof or the sunshade closing meets resistance or there is something in the way, the sunroof and sunshade open again immediately.

  • Check why the power sunroof or the sunshade did not close.
  • Try to close the power sunroof or the sunshade again.
  • If the power sunroof or the sunshade still cannot close, the sunroof or sunshade will stop where the resistance is located. The power sunroof or the sunshade will close the next time without pinch protection.

Opening and closing the power sunroof without pinch protection

  • The switch ⇒ Fig. 33 ⇒ Fig. 34  must be rotated to the Closed  position ① A.
  • Power sunroof: Within 5 seconds after the pinch protection was triggered, pull the rear part of the switch ⇒ Fig. 33⑤ ⇒ Fig. 34⑤ B until the sunroof is fully closed.
  • Sunshade: Within 5 seconds after the pinch protection was triggered, press the ⇒ Fig. 35② ⇒ Fig. 36②  switch until the sunshade is fully closed.
  • The power sunroof or sunshade will now close without pinch protection!
  • If the power sunroof still will not close, please see an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility.

If you let go of the switch while the roof is closing, the power sunroof opens automatically.

Warning

Without pinch protection, the power sunroof and sunshade will close with enough force to cause serious personal injury.
  • Always be careful when closing the power sunroof.
  • Always make sure that no one is in the way when overriding the pinch protection to close the power sunroof or the sunshade!
  • Pinch protection cannot prevent fingers or other parts of the body from being pressed against the edge of the roof; injuries may result.

Pinch protection is also active during convenience closing of the windows and the power sunroof ⇒ Power windows – features .

If the power sunroof malfunctions, pinch protection may not function properly. See an authorized Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.

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