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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

In this chapter you will find information on the following subjects:

⇒ Inside mirror 

⇒ Outside mirrors 

For your driving safety, it is important that you properly adjust the outside mirrors and the inside mirror before you start driving ⇒ .

The outside mirrors and the inside mirror help you see and adapt your driving to traffic behind you. Remember that the inside and outside rearview mirrors will not show everything behind you. There can be blind spots. Blind spots can be significantly larger if the mirrors are not properly adjusted.

More information:

  • Exterior views ⇒ Exterior views 
  • Adjusting the seating position ⇒ Sitting properly and safely 
  • Personal comfort setting in the Volkswagen Information System ⇒ Volkswagen Information System 
  • Memory seat ⇒ Seat functions 
  • Shifting gears ⇒ Shifting 
  • Braking, stopping and parking ⇒ Braking, stopping, and parking 


Adjusting mirrors when the vehicle is moving can cause driver distraction, accidents, and serious personal injury.
  • Always adjust the rearview mirrors when the vehicle is not moving.
  • Always be aware of what is happening around the vehicle when changing lanes, passing, turning, or parking. Another vehicle, pedestrian, or object could be in your blind spot.
  • Always make sure mirrors are properly adjusted and the view to the rear is not reduced by moisture, ice, snow, or other things.


Auto-dimming mirrors contain an electrolyte fluid which can leak if the mirror glass is broken. Electrolyte fluid can irritate the skin, eyes, and respiratory system.
  • Repeated or prolonged exposure to electrolyte fluid can irritate the respiratory system, especially among people with asthma or other respiratory conditions. Get fresh air immediately by leaving the vehicle or, if that is not possible, open windows and doors all the way.
  • If electrolyte fluid gets into the eyes, flush them thoroughly with large amounts of clean water for at least 15 minutes; medical attention is recommended.
  • If electrolyte fluid contacts skin, flush affected area with clean water for at least 15 minutes and then wash affected area with soap and water; medical attention is recommended. Thoroughly wash affected clothing and shoes before reuse.
  • If swallowed, and the person is conscious, rinse mouth with water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately. Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by a medical professional.


Broken glass in the auto-dimming mirrors can cause electrolyte fluid leakage. Liquid electrolyte leaked from a broken mirror glass will damage any plastic surfaces it comes in contact with. Clean up spilled electrolyte fluid immediately with clear water and a sponge.

    Inside mirror
    Fig. 92 Manually adjustable inside mirror. Fig. 93 Auto-dimming inside mirror (if applicable): Version A and Version B. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first ...

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