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Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual:  Introduction to the subject

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

⇒ Manually unlocking and locking the driver door 

⇒ Manually locking the passenger door and rear doors 

⇒ Emergency unlocking of the rear hatch 

⇒ Emergency release for the selector lever 

The doors and the rear hatch can be manually locked and, in some cases, unlocked if necessary, for instance because the power locking system or the remote control vehicle key malfunctions.

Emergency closing of the power sunroof is not possible with means in the vehicle. Contact an authorized Volkswagen dealer or authorized Volkswagen Service Facility for assistance.

More information:

  • Vehicle key set ⇒ Vehicle key set 
  • Power locking and closing system ⇒ Power locking and closing system 
  • Doors ⇒ Doors 
  • Rear hatch ⇒ Rear hatch 
  • Power sunroof ⇒ Power sunroof 
  • In an emergency ⇒ In an emergency 


Serious injuries can result if the emergency closing and opening procedures are used carelessly.
  • Never leave children, disabled persons, or anyone who cannot help themselves in the vehicle. The doors can be locked with the remote control vehicle key. This could result in people being trapped in the vehicle in an emergency.
  • A closed vehicle can become very hot or very cold, depending on the season. Particularly in the summer, heat buildup in the passenger and luggage compartment of a parked vehicle can result in temperatures in the vehicle that are much higher than the outside temperatures. Temperatures can quickly reach levels that can cause unconsciousness and death, particularly to small children.


Careless opening and closing of doors, the rear hatch, and the power sunroof is dangerous and can cause serious personal injury.
  • Open or close doors, the rear hatch, and the power sunroof only when no one is in the way.


To help prevent vehicle damage, carefully remove and properly reinstall parts after emergency locking or unlocking.
    Emergency closing and opening

    Manually unlocking and locking the driver door
    Fig. 179 Door handle on driver door: Concealed lock cylinder. Read and follow the introductory information and safety information first⇒Introduction to the subject When locking the vehicle ...

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