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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

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

⇒ Warning and indicator lights 

⇒ Steering system information 

The power steering system not hydraulic, it is electro-mechanical. In both cases, the power steering works only when the engine is running.

The hydraulic power steering system uses hydraulic lines, hydraulic oil, a pump, a filter, and other parts to maintain a constant oil pressure in the hydraulic system.

The electromechanical power steering system automatically adjusts to driving speed, steering torque, and the steering angle of the wheels. It delivers extra steering force only when you are actually turning the wheels. The electromechanical power steering works only when the engine is running.

More information:

  • Starting and stopping the engine ⇒ Starting and stopping the engine 
  • Vehicle battery ⇒ Vehicle battery 
  • Towing ⇒ Towing 


Turning the steering wheel is very hard when the power steering system is not working. This makes it harder to steer and control the vehicle.
  • Power steering works only when the engine is running.
  • Never let the vehicle coast with the engine switched off.
  • Never remove the key from the ignition switch while the vehicle is moving or rolling to a stop. The steering wheel will lock and you will be unable to control the vehicle.

    Warning and indicator lights
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