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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

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

⇒ Cup holders in the front center console 

⇒ Cup holders in the rear center armrest 

Beverage bottle holders

There is a place for bottles in the open compartments in the driver and passenger doors.

The bottle volume must not exceed 24 oz (0.5 liter) ⇒ .

More information:

  • Interior care and cleaning ⇒ Interior care and cleaning 
  • Adjusting the seating position ⇒ Adjusting the seating position 


Improper use of beverage holders can cause injuries.
  • Never put hot drinks in the cup holders. During normal or sudden maneuvers, sudden braking or in a collision, hot liquid can be spilled and cause burns!
  • Make certain that bottles or other items cannot fall into the driver's footwell while the vehicle is moving and interfere with the movement of the pedals.
  • Never put heavy cups, food or other heavy items in the cup holders. Heavy items can fly through the passenger compartment in a crash and cause serious injury.


Hot or freezing temperatures in the passenger compartment can cause closed bottles to explode or break.
  • Never leave closed bottles a very hot or cold vehicle.


Bottles and other things can fall into the driver's footwell and interfere with the pedals while driving.
  • Make sure that bottles cannot fall into the driver's footwell during driving to avoid obstructing the pedals.
  • Use the bottle holders only for standard beverage bottles holding no more than 1.5 quarts / 1.5 l (front doors) and 0.5 quarts / 0.5 l (rear doors).


Never put open drinks in the cup holder when the vehicle is moving. The drinks can spill and damage the vehicle, including the electrical system.

The cup holder has inserts that can be removed for cleaning.
    Cup holders

    Cup holders in the front center console
    Fig. 121 In the front center console: Cup holders. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first⇒Introduction to the subject Opening the cup holder compartment ...

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