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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

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

⇒ Operation 

⇒ Parking perpendicular to the road (Mode 1) 

⇒ Parallel parking (Mode 2) 

A camera in the rear hatch assists the driver while backing up or maneuvering. The camera image is shown together with orientation lines projected by the system on the screen of the factory-installed navigation system.

Rear Assist may take a few seconds to bring up the camera image.

2 different orientation lines (modes) can be selected:

  • Mode 1: Backing into a parking space at right angles to the direction of traffic, such as in a parking lot.
  • Mode 2: Parallel parking (parking parallel to the direction of traffic).

You can select the mode by tapping the function key on the radio or navigation system screen. Only the mode selected is displayed.

More information:

  • Exterior views ⇒ Exterior views 
  • Parts, accessories, repairs and modifications ⇒ Parts, accessories, repairs and modifications 
  • ⇒BookletRadio, or ⇒BookletNavigation System,


Rear Assist is not able to give you a clear and undistorted view of all areas behind the vehicle.
  • The camera has blind spots in which it cannot see people and objects.
  • Always be careful and look around you when parking. The camera cannot show people, animals, and objects in certain situations. Watch out for small children and animals in particular.
  • Due to the screen resolution, the camera may not pick up thin posts, chain-link fences and similar fences, and other objects, or it may show them unclear.
  • Always keep the camera lens clean and free of snow and ice; do not cover the lens.


Rear Assist technology cannot overcome the laws of physics and the limits of the system. Careless or unintentional use of Rear Assist may result in accidents and severe injuries.
  • Always adjust your speed and driving style to road, traffic, weather, and visibility conditions.
  • Always keep an eye on the parking direction and the vehicle surroundings. The front of the vehicle swings out more than the rear of the vehicle.
  • Never pay so much attention to the graphics shown on the screen that you fail to notice what is going on around you.
  • Always watch for people, especially small children, animals and objects, because the camera may not always be able to detect them.
  • The system may not be able to clearly show everything behind the vehicle.
  • Use Rear Assist only when the rear hatch is completely closed.


  • The camera shows only two-dimensional images on the screen. Due to the lack of depth of field, it may be difficult or impossible to identify protruding objects or recesses in the road, for example.
  • Things like thin rods, fences, posts and trees may not be detected by the camera and could damage the vehicle.
    Rear Assist with dynamic orientation lines

    Fig. 139 In the rear hatch: Location of the Rear Assist camera. Fig. 140 Display of the Rear Assist: Mode 1 activated. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first ...

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