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2014 Beetle Convertible Quick-Start Guide
Nostalgia comes standard with the latest Beetle Convertible.
And that’s just the beginning. You’ll also discover many new,
innovative features that make driving this iconic car more fun
than ever before. Because at Volkswagen, we want to be sure
that you’re getting the most out of your time behind the wheel.
So we’ve created this guide to help you learn to speak fluent
Volkswagen.
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Table of Contents
Bluetooth® Technology
1
Premium VIII Audio
5
RNS 315 Audio and Navigation
7
iPod® Adapter
9
Manual Climate Control
11
Convertible Top
13
Power Windows
14
Manual Seats
15
Cruise Control
16
Trunk
17
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
18
Windshield Wipers
19
Setting the Clock
20
Performance Gauge Cluster
21
Volkswagen Car-NetTM
23
Volkswagen DoubleCheck
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Bluetooth® Technology
1
Pairing your phone
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the Bluetooth® Pairing video.
First, check your phone’s compatibility at
www.vw.com/bluetooth.
Standard text and data rates apply.
Phone button
Start the ignition. Your vehicle’s Bluetooth® system will
be in “discovery” mode for the next three minutes.
From the Bluetooth® menu on your phone, search for
new devices and select VW PHONE.
Phone connection will be established automatically,
and connection indicator will appear on the phone.
Microphone button
Reconnect Automatically
If your phone displays a prompt asking
to connect to VW PHONE, make sure to
enable future automatic connections.
*Do not text while driving.
Bluetooth® Voice Recognition
Call by name
Voice recognition tips
Press the microphone button on the multifunction steering wheel. After the chime, your vehicle’s
Bluetooth® system will say, “Main menu”.
After the chime say, “Call”, followed by the name of the person you want to call. For example, “Call Mike Brown”.
The system will answer, “Calling Mike Brown”.
*Do not text while driving.
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the Voice Recognition video.
Standard text and data rates apply.
• The name must be said exactly as it is stored in
the directory. If the name is not recognized,
ensure you are saying it as it is stored in the
directory.
• If multiple numbers are stored per name, you
may use the shortcut “Call Mike Brown at
work”, or the system may ask you to choose
(e.g. work, mobile, home).
• If at any time during Voice Recognition you
wish to cancel a request, simply press the
microphone button on the multifunction
steering wheel.
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Bluetooth®
Technology
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY.
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Bluetooth® Technology
3
Dial by number
Dial by number tips
Press the microphone button on the multifunction steering wheel.
• If the system repeats the number incorrectly, say, “Correct” and repeat the number.
After the chime, your vehicle’s Bluetooth® system will say, “Main menu”.
• You do not have to include a “1” before the area code.
Say, “Dial number”.
The system will respond, “Number please”.
Redial
After the chime, say the number. (Speak the number in single digits 1-2-3.)
Press the microphone button on the multifunction steering wheel.
The system will repeat the number, and then say, “Continue”.
After the chime, your vehicle’s Bluetooth® system will say, “Main menu”.
After the chime say, “Dial”.
Say, “Redial”.
The system will respond, “Redial, Dialing”.
Help
Answer an incoming call
1. Press the microphone button on the multifunction
steering wheel.
2. After the chime, your vehicle’s Bluetooth system
will say, “Main menu”.
The Bluetooth® system will interrupt your vehicle’s stereo with a ringtone.
Press the phone button on the multifunction steering wheel to answer the call.
®
3. Say, “Help”, then follow the prompts.
4. You can say, “Help” after any prompt for the
system to give you available options. This will
take you to further options (e.g. read phone book,
call history, or settings).
5. To end prompts, press the microphone button
again.
Switch to privacy mode
To switch a call to a connected mobile phone to prevent passengers from overhearing the
conversation, press and hold the phone button on the multifunction steering wheel.
End a call
Briefly press the phone button on the multifunction steering wheel.
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Bluetooth®
Technology
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY.
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Premium VIII Audio
5
Select and save a preset radio station
Press AM, FM or SAT to select a band.
Use the tuning knob at the lower right to select a station, then press
and hold any preset station soft key until you hear a confirmation beep.
The new station will appear in the display.
By pressing the Presets soft key, you can change through
additional presets.
NOTE: Premium VIII Audio is available on certain trim lines.
Streaming audio with Bluetooth® technology
First, pair your compatible Bluetooth equipped phone or
audio player. (Refer to the Bluetooth® pairing instructions
on page 1.)
®
HD Radio™ Signal Interruption. When leaving the HD coverage
area, HD1 channels will switch to the analog signal, while HD2/
HD3 channels will cut off completely, without gradual fading; this is
normal. The signal will refresh as you drive.
Press the MEDIA hard key.
Press the BT-Audio soft key.
To navigate through your music, press the PLAY/PAUSE,
PREVIOUS, and NEXT TRACK soft keys.
NOTE: Premium VIII Audio is available on certain trim lines.
HD Radio™ Programming. HD Radio™ is totally free programming,
offering crystal clear sound—FM stations have CD-quality sound,
while AM stations sound like FM stereo. HD Radio™ also offers more
variety, as many FM stations broadcast extra HD multicast channels.
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. New Volkswagen vehicles come with a
three-month trial subscription to the Sirius Select package. Infrequently,
tall buildings and tunnels may interrupt the satellite signal; this is
normal. The signal will refresh as you drive. For more information,
please refer to the SiriusXM® brochure in your glove box.
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Premium VIII
Audio
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under PREMIUM VIII AUDIO.
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RNS 315 Navigation and Audio
7
Enter a destination
Change the route settings
Press the NAV hard key.
The system will automatically display the
fastest route. You can also have the most
economical or shortest route displayed.
Tap the flag icon on the touchscreen.
This will allow you to enter the address.
NAV hard key
Enter the state first, then the city, the street,
and the number.
Within the Navigation screen, press
the SETUP hard key.
Choose ROUTE OPTIONS.
Not sure about the number of the address?
You can just enter the state, the city, and the street,
then press the List soft key to display the street.
Choose ROUTE CRITERIA.
Back button
Confirm the address. If the address is incorrect, press
the back button to return to the address entry screen.
Now you can change from the Fast
default to Economic or Short.
Press the START soft key to begin your route.
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under NAVIGATION & INFOTAINMENT.
Streaming audio with Bluetooth® technology
First, pair your compatible Bluetooth equipped phone
or audio player. (Refer to the Bluetooth® pairing
instructions on page 1.)
Set your presets for AM/FM/SiriusXM®
®
1. Press the BAND hard key repeatedly to toggle between FM, AM or SiriusXM®.
2. Turn the center knob to your desired station, then press and hold the knob.
Press the MEDIA hard key. Audio will start to play
from your phone.
3. The preset soft keys will appear.
4. Press a preset soft key until you hear the confirmation tone.
If other media are connected, such as an SD card,
CDs or an iPod,® press the
soft key on the menu.
To select the next or previous track, press the arrow
hard keys on the left side of the steering wheel.
5. To save another preset, turn the center knob again to choose a station, and repeat the steps.
SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. New Volkswagen vehicles come with a three-month trial subscription to the Sirius
Select package. Infrequently, tall buildings and tunnels may interrupt the satellite signal; this is normal. The
signal will refresh as you drive. For more information, please refer to the SiriusXM® brochure in your glove box.
NOTE: RNS 315 Audio and Navigation is available on certain trim lines.
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RNS 315
Navigation / Audio
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under RNS 315 AUDIO.
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iPod® Adapter
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To connect your device, here’s all you need to do
Premium VIII
RNS 315
First, note that your iPod® music player must be Generation Four or newer.
Connect it to your vehicle’s MDI cable.
First, note that your iPod® music
player must be Generation Four
or newer.
Press the MEDIA hard key.
Connect it to your vehicle’s MDI cable.
Press the MEDIA-IN soft key until the external audio device is shown in the display.
Audio from your device will play
through your speaker system.
To choose a song, press the Selection soft key.
To choose a song, press the LIST
soft key, then the UP soft key.
To display the category list, press
the UP soft key again.
To display the category, press the key with the folder icon at the upper left of the screen.
To return to the main screen, press the Back soft key on the upper right corner of the screen.
Playing your media device with the auxiliary jack
First, plug in your media device to the auxiliary jack. Note that an auxiliary cable does not come standard.
Premium VIII
RNS 315
1. Press the SETUP hard key.
1. T o toggle between different media, such as
a CD or streaming audio from your phone,
press the MEDIA hard key.
2. Press the MEDIA soft key.
3. Press the Enable AUX Input soft key.
2. Then press the media specific soft key.
4. Press the MEDIA hard key.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under IPOD® ADAPTER.
iPod®
Adapter
10
Manual Climate Control
Cool the interior
11
Defrost the windshield
Turn the temperature to MAX.
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the Heating and Cooling video.
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Turn the fan speed to 4.
1. Turn the temperature dial all the way to the right.
The air recirculation light will come on automatically.
2. Turn the fan speed to 3.
Turn the vent dial to the
3. Turn the vent dial to the
setting.
After reaching the desired temperature, turn the fan speed
down to a lower setting and turn off recirculation.
setting.
For optimal performance, the AC function will come
on automatically to dry the air.
Heat the interior
Turn the temperature dial all the way
to the right.
Turn the fan speed to 3.
Turn the vent dial to the
setting.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL.
Manual
Climate Control
12
Convertible Top
13
Text * TOP4 to 38981 to watch
the Convertible Top video.
Open and close the convertible top
Standard text and data rates apply.
• S
witch on the ignition.
• To OPEN, press and hold the convertible top button in the roof
console until the windows go down and the top opens completely.
• To CLOSE, pull and hold the convertible top button in the roof
You can enjoy the sun and not arrive looking
windblown, thanks to a uniquely designed wind
blocker.
console until the windows and top are completely closed.
• A chime will sound while the top and windows open.
Text * WIND4 to 38981 to watch
the Wind Blocker video.
• Be sure to hold the button until the chime goes off.
Standard text and data rates apply.
Before opening or closing the convertible top, make sure the top is completely dry. Park on level ground away
from traffic. Remove ice and snow, as well as any objects from the top and its compartment.
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under CONVERTIBLE TOP.
*Do not text while driving.
Power Windows
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the Window Operation video.
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To completely open or close a window
Briefly press or pull the
switch as far as it goes.
To completely open all windows
Press and hold the
driver’s window switch.
To completely close all windows
Switches for all the windows are in the driver’s door.
Pull and hold the
driver’s window switch.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under POWER WINDOWS.
Convertible Top /
Power Windows
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Manual Seats
15
Adjust your seat height
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the Adjusting the Seat video.
Standard text and data rates apply.
Adjust your seat forward or back
Use the lever on the left side of the seat.
Pull up to raise the seat and down to lower.
Lumbar support
1. Pull up on the handle under the driver’s seat.
2. Rock forward or back to a comfortable position.
3. Release the handle to lock the seat in place.
Recline your seat
Use the dial on the lower rear of your seat.
The seat back will move in the same direction
you rotate the dial.
Adjust height
Dial to recline
Be sure to lean forward slightly as you rotate
the dial; this helps make the adjustment
much easier.
*Do not text while driving.
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under MANUAL SEATS.
Cruise Control
Activate
mph
60
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When you get to your cruising speed, press the rocker
switch at the end of the cruise stalk towards SET/ –.
Standard text and data rates apply.
1. L ocate the cruise control
stalk on the lower left
hand side of the steering
column.
2. T urn the switch on top of
the cruise stalk to the ON
position.
Set cruising speed
The green CRUISE light will appear in the instrument cluster.
To increase your speed by 1 mph, press the rocker switch up, towards RES/ +.
To reduce speed by 1 mph, press the rocker switch down, towards SET/–.
Rocker switch
3. T he speedometer icon will
appear in the available
multifunction display.
Cancel and resume
• To cancel the cruise speed, press the brake pedal or turn the switch on the
Your most recently set speed will appear as a small icon in the multifunction display. It will
remain in memory until you turn the vehicle off, or until you turn the switch on the top of the
cruise stalk to the OFF position.
top of the stalk to CANCEL.
• The CRUISE light will go off.
• To resume your speed, press the rocker switch up, towards RES/+.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under CRUISE CONTROL.
Manual Seats /
Cruise Control
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Trunk
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Unlock
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Press the unlock button on the key fob twice to unlock
all doors and the trunk.
Open
Push on the VW logo to release the rear
hatch and open the rest of the way.
Unlock
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT LID/TRUNK.
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Seeing the TPMS light? Here’s what to do.
The correct tire pressure is displayed on the sticker on the driver’s door jamb. Inflate your
tires to those specifications, not to the number on your tires.
Correct tire pressure
TPMS set button
Cooler temperatures may cause a warning to appear and then
If you see the TPMS light on your instrument panel or the message “Tire pressure too low”
in the multifunction display, check all tires and inflate the low tires to the correct pressure
as soon as possible.
After inflating the low tire(s) to the correct pressure, turn the ignition on and press the SET
button inside the glove compartment for five seconds, until you hear the chime.
disappear as the tires warm up. This is a good reminder to check
and adjust the tires to the proper inflation pressure.
The TPMS light will go out after 20 minutes of normal driving.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS).
Trunk /
TPMS
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Windshield Wipers
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Continuous
LOW: From the OFF position, move the wiper stalk two clicks up.
HIGH: From the OFF position, move the wiper stalk three clicks up.
Pulsing/quick wipes
From the OFF position, press the wiper stalk down for a single wipe.
Wash
Intermittent
Pull the stalk toward you to spray washer fluid.
From the OFF position, move the wiper stalk one click up to activate the intermittent wipers.
The switch at the top of the stalk rotates to vary the time interval between each wipe.
The farther the switch is moved to the right, the shorter the interval between each wipe will be.
Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under WINDSHIELD WIPERS.
Setting the Clock
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watch the Clock Settings video.
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Turn the ignition On.
Press the Menu/Clock button to highlight the hour in the instrument cluster display.
To advance the hour, push the
. Press and hold the button to fast forward through the hours.
Press the Menu/Clock button again to highlight the minutes.
The minutes can be advanced, like the hours, by pressing the
through the minutes.
. Press and hold the button to fast forward
Press the Menu/Clock button again to complete the procedure.
Driving on today’s roads demands the full attention of the driver at all times. Driver distraction causes accidents,
collisions, and serious personal injury. Never use the buttons in the instrument cluster while driving.
*Do not text while driving.
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Windshield Wipers /
Setting the Clock
Performance Gauge Cluster
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Oil temperature gauge
Boost pressure indicator
Stopwatch
Oil temperature gauge
When the needle moves to the center, the
engine has reached operating temperature.
The needle may move farther to the right if
your car has a heavier load on a hot day.
Stopwatch
The gauge includes an analog stopwatch that measures up to 60 seconds, and
digital stopwatch with hour, minute and second display.
The stopwatch can be operated in two modes:
First, to select a mode, press the Menu button, which is located between the oil
temperature gauge and the stopwatch.
Boost pressure indicator
Measures the pressure in the boost
pressure duct between the turbocharger
and the engine.
The higher the reading, the more power
available from the engine.
Manual mode
• Press the 0.0/SET button once to start timing, press again to stop,
and press again to resume.
Speed-dependent mode
• When you begin driving, a chime will sound and the stopwatch will
start automatically. Press the 0.0/SET button once to stop the watch.
To reset the stopwatch, press and hold the 0.0/SET button.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under PERFORMANCE GAUGE CLUSTER.
Performance
Gauge Cluster
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Volkswagen Car-Net
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TM
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VW Car-NetTM Features & Functions video.
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Automatic Crash Notification
In the event of an accident, if your airbags** are deployed,
you will automatically be put in contact with a VW
Car-Net™ Customer Specialist who is automatically
notified of your vehicle’s location. A VW Car-Net™
Customer Specialist contacts your vehicle immediately to
determine your needs and calls for help if necessary. If
there is no response from your vehicle’s occupants, the
specialist will get help to you immediately.
*Do not text while driving.
**Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all
crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in
the rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.
Automatic Crash Notification may be enabled for up to six months without
activating a trial or paid subscription; Manual Emergency Call feature and
all other VW Car-Net™ features require trial or paid subscription.
Manual Emergency Call
In other emergency situations, whether
it’s a medical issue or a different unsafe
situation, assistance is only a push of the
“SOS” Button away. Your vehicle’s location
is transmitted to the Emergency Response
Center automatically when the
call is placed.
Roadside Assistance
There’s no quicker way to get assistance to
a disabled vehicle than by simply pushing
the VW Car-Net™ Wrench Button in your
vehicle. Not only is the vehicle location
transmitted to Volkswagen Roadside
Assistance, but the vehicle’s diagnostic
information is sent to help ensure prompt
and accurate assistance.
Live Operator – Route Assistance
If your Volkswagen is equipped with a factory-installed
navigation system, finding your way is as simple as entering
an address or Point of Interest (POI) and following directions.
But, if you prefer, you can have an operator send a destination
directly to your vehicle’s navigation system. Just push the
Information Button to connect with a VW Car-Net™
Customer Specialist and get headed in the right direction.
Roadside Assistance provided by Allstate®.
VW Car-Net™ services provided by Verizon Telematics, Inc. Available only on select models. Automatic Crash Notification may be enabled for up to six months without activating a trial or paid subscription;
Manual Emergency Call feature and all other VW Car-Net™ features require trial or paid subscription. VW Car-Net™ services requires vehicle cellular connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal.
VW Car-Net™ includes services that may collect location information. See applicable Terms of Service available at www.vw.com/carnet for details.
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings which you must read, are listed on the last panel under VOLKSWAGEN CAR-NETTM.
Volkswagen
Car-Net™
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Volkswagen DoubleCheck
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Important Safety Instructions and Warnings
BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY
• Accidents and injuries can occur if the driver is distracted. Speaking on or using a
phone while driving can distract the driver from traffic.
• Select the volume settings so that the acoustic signals from the outside are still
audible (e.g. the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles). Obey all applicable legal
requirements.
• In areas without mobile network coverage or with poor mobile network coverage,
as well as in some tunnels, garages and subways, phone conversations may be
interrupted, and it may be impossible to make phone calls – even emergency calls.
• In some countries and/or certain mobile networks, emergency calls may only be
supported when the mobile phone is connected to a mobile phone package that
has a SIM card that is “blocked” and/or has sufficient calling credit on it, as well as
adequate network coverage.
• A mobile phone on the seat, instrument panel or in other places can be thrown
around the inside of the vehicle during a sudden braking maneuver, crash or other
accident and cause injury to vehicle occupants.
• Never place or mount a mobile phone on doors, the windshield, on or near the
area on the steering wheel marked “AIRBAG”, the instrument panel, the seat
backrests or the areas between these points and the driver/passengers. Mobile
phones can lead to serious injuries in cases of accidents, especially when the
airbags are inflated.
• Always switch off your mobile phone at gas stations or wherever there is a fire or
explosion hazard. The electromagnetic radiation can cause sparks that can ignite
fuel vapors and cause a fire.
• The mobile phone will automatically connect to the mobile network when the
Bluetooth® connection to the mobile phone package is disconnected.
• Using a radio device in the vehicle without a connection to an external antenna
might exceed electromagnetic radiation thresholds. This also applies if the outside
antenna is not installed properly.
• Always keep the cell phone antenna at least 8 inches (20 cm) away from
pacemakers. Heart specialists advise that cell phones can adversely affect the way
pacemakers work.
• Never carry a mobile phone that is switched on in the breast pocket directly over
the pacemaker.
• Always adjust volume so that horns and warning sounds from outside the vehicle
(e.g. police and fire truck sirens) can be clearly heard at any time.
• Observe legal regulations.
• Always drive attentively and responsibly.
• Setting the volume too high can damage the hearing. This applies especially to
volumes above about 85 decibels.
• Please lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source.
• Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through the
passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking maneuver or an
accident, causing injury.
• Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or near the
area marked “AIRBAG” on the steering wheel, instrument panel, seat backs, or
between these areas and the occupants. External devices can cause serious injury
in the event of an accident, especially if the airbags inflate.
• Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver. Route cables so as
not to interfere with the driver.
• The armrest can affect the elbow room of the driver and thus cause accidents and
severe injuries. Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT LID / TRUNK
• An open or unlocked luggage compartment poses special risks for children.
• Close and lock the luggage compartment lid and all doors when the vehicle
is not in use. First, make certain that no one is left inside.
• Never leave your vehicle unattended or let children play around the vehicle,
especially with the luggage compartment lid left open. A child could crawl into
the vehicle and pull the lid shut, becoming trapped and unable to get out. This
could cause severe or fatal injuries.
• A closed vehicle can become very hot or very cold, depending on
the season. Temperatures can quickly reach levels that can cause
unconsciousness or death, particularly to small children.
• Never let children play in or around the vehicle.
• Never let anyone ride in the luggage compartment.
• Unsecured or incorrectly stowed items can fly through the vehicle, causing
serious personal injury during hard braking or sharp steering or in an
accident. Loose items can also be struck and thrown through the passenger
compartment by the front airbags if they inflate.
• Always stow all objects securely in the vehicle. Always put luggage and
• If you suspect there may be interference with a pacemaker or other medical
device, switch the mobile phone off immediately.
• The center armrest can interfere with the driver’s elbow movement and thus
cause accidents and severe injuries.
• Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
CONVERTIBLE TOP
• Accidents and serious injury may result while driving when the convertible top is
not securely latched or when the opening or closing process is incomplete. Even
at low speeds, air resistance can twist or deform the convertible top or tear it off
completely, endangering vehicle occupants and others.
• Even though it is possible, it is not recommended to drive when the convertible
top is not completely open or not completely closed and securely latched.
• If you must move the vehicle to another location for safety reasons and the top is
not completely open or not completely closed and securely latched, we recommend
that you do not drive any faster than a slow walk.
• When opening and closing the convertible top, always make sure no one will be
injured by the supports and other moving parts.
• Uncontrolled or unintentional opening and closing of the convertible top can cause
accidents and serious injuries.
• Never open or close the convertible top unless the vehicle is parked and at a safe
distance from traffic.
• Do not open or close the convertible top unless you have made sure that nobody
is in the way of the luggage compartment lid, the convertible top supports, and
other moving parts.
• Make sure the closed convertible top is latched securely.
• If convertible top operation is interrupted:
– The convertible top may not stop moving immediately. Gravity may cause the
convertible top to continue moving.
– If you cannot close the convertible top “normally,” use the emergency closing
procedure to latch it, if necessary.
– Note the messages in the instrument cluster that indicate if the convertible
top has closed and latched correctly.
• If interruption of the opening or closing process causes the convertible top to
come to rest in its forward position, the roof will not be latched.
• If you are unable to get the convertible top to close “normally,” latch the roof
using the emergency closing procedure.
heavy items in the luggage compartment.
• Always secure objects in the passenger compartment properly with suitable
straps so that they cannot move into the deployment zone of a side or front
airbag during sudden braking, in a sudden maneuver, or in a collision.
• Always keep storage compartments closed while driving.
• Never stow hard, heavy, or sharp objects in the vehicle’s open storage
compartments, on the shelf behind the rear seat bench, or on the top of the
instrument panel.
• Always remove hard, heavy, or sharp objects from clothing and bags in the
vehicle interior and stow them securely in the luggage compartment.
• Transporting heavy objects causes the handling characteristics of the
vehicle to change and increases braking distances. Heavy loads, which are not
properly stowed or secured in the vehicle, can lead to a loss of vehicle control
and cause serious personal injury.
• Always distribute luggage evenly and as low as possible within the vehicle.
The vehicle capacity weight figures apply when the load is distributed evenly
in the vehicle (passengers and luggage).
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL
• Poor visibility increases the risk of collisions and other accidents that cause
serious personal injuries.
• Always make sure all windows are clear of ice, snow and condensation for good
visibility to the front, sides, and rear.
• Maximum heating output and defrosting performance are not possible until the
engine has reached operating temperature. Wait until you have good visibility before
driving off.
• Always make sure you know how to properly use the climate control system, as
well as the rear window defroster, which is necessary for good visibility.
• Never use air recirculation for long periods of time. When the air conditioner is off
and recirculation mode is on, condensation can quickly form on the windows and
greatly reduce visibility.
• Always switch off recirculation mode when it is not needed.
• Stale air causes driver fatigue and reduces driver alertness, which can cause
accidents, collisions and serious personal injury.
• Never switch off the fan for a long period of time and never use air recirculation
for along period of time because no fresh air will enter the passenger compartment.
• Watch for a message in the instrument cluster display indicating whether the
convertible top has been properly closed.
CRUISE CONTROL
• Using the cruise control when it is not possible to drive safely at a constant speed
can be dangerous and can lead to an accident and serious personal injuries.
• Never use cruise control when driving in heavy or varying traffic or when you
cannot keep a safe distance between you and the vehicles ahead of you.
• Never use cruise control on steep, winding, or slippery roads (such gravel roads,
wet roads, or snowy or icy roads) or on roads with standing water.
• Never use cruise control when driving off road or on unpaved roads.
• Always adjust your speed and the distance you keep between you and the
vehicles ahead of you to the road, traffic, weather, and visibility conditions.
• To help prevent unintended operation of cruise control, switch the system off
when it is not being used.
• It is dangerous to use the Resume feature when the previously set speed is too
high for the existing road, traffic, or weather conditions.
• When going downhill, the cruise control may not be able to maintain a constant
speed. The vehicle will speed up because of its own weight. Down shift and/or use
the foot brake to slow the vehicle.
• Failure to heed warning lights and instrument cluster text messages can cause
the vehicle to break down in traffic and result in a collision and serious personal
injury.
• Never ignore warning lights or text WARNINGS.
• Always stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
IPOD® ADAPTER
• Driver distraction, including the operation of external audio devices, can cause
accidents and serious personal injury.
• Always focus your undivided attention on driving the vehicle.
• Never display video images in the display when the vehicle is moving.
• Use the radio navigation system only if road, traffic, and weather conditions
permit and you will not be distracted from your driving.
• Always obey applicable laws regarding the use of displays when the vehicle is
moving.
MANUAL SEATS
• Improper seating positions increase the risk of severe or fatal injuries in a crash or
other accidents, especially when the airbag deploys.
• All occupants must sit properly and be properly restrained at all times.
• Never let more people ride in the vehicle than there are seating positions with
safety belts available.
• Always secure children in the vehicle with an approved and suitable restraint
system appropriate for their age, weight, and height.
• Always keep your feet on the floor in front of the seat. Never rest them on the
seat, instrument panel, out of the window, etc. The airbag system and safety belt
will not be able to protect you properly and can even increase the risk of injury in
a crash.
• Always adjust seat, safety belts, and head restraints properly before driving and
make sure that all passengers are properly restrained.
• Push the passenger seat as far back as possible. Always be sure that there are
at least 10 inches (25 cm) between the front passenger’s breastbone and the
instrument panel.
• Always adjust the driver’s seat and the steering wheel so that there are at least
10 inches (25 cm) between your breastbone and the steering wheel.
• Adjust the driver’s seat so that you can easily push the pedals all the way to the
floor while keeping your knee(s) slightly bent. The distance to the instrument panel
in the knee area must be at least 4 inches (10 cm).
• If these requirements cannot be met for physical reasons, contact an authorized
Volkswagen dealer or an authorized Volkswagen Service Facility to see whether
adaptive equipment is available.
• Always hold the steering wheel on the outside of the steering wheel rim with your
hands at the 9 o’clock and 3 o’clock positions to help reduce the risk of personal
injury if the driver’s airbag inflates.
• Never hold the steering wheel at the 12 o’clock position or with your hands at
other places inside the steering wheel rim or on the steering wheel hub. Holding the
steering wheel the wrong way can cause serious injuries to the hands, arms, and
head if the driver’s airbag inflates.
• Pointing the steering wheel toward your face decreases the ability of the driver’s
airbag to help protect you in a collision.
• Never drive with backrests reclined or tilted back farther than necessary to drive
comfortably. The farther back the backrests are tilted, the greater the risk of injury
caused by incorrect positioning of the safety belts and improper seating position.
• Never drive with the front seat passenger backrest tilted forward. If the front
airbag deploys, the front backrest can be forced backward and injure passengers
on the rear seat.
• Sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel and the instrument panel.
• Always sit upright with your back against the backrest with the front seats
properly adjusted. Never lean against or place any part of your body too close to the
area where the airbags are located.
• Rear seat passengers who are not properly seated and restrained are more likely
to be seriously injured in a crash.
• Improper adjustment of the seats can cause accidents and severe injuries.
• Never adjust the seats while the vehicle is moving. Your seat may move
unexpectedly and you could lose control of the vehicle. In addition, you will not be in
the correct seating position while adjusting the seats.
• Adjust the front seat height, angle and longitudinal direction only if the seat
adjustment area is clear.
• The adjustment of the front seats must not be restricted by things in the foot well
in front or behind the seats.
• Some kinds of cigarette lighters can be lit unintentionally, or crushed causing a
fire that can result in serious burns and vehicle damage.
• Always make sure that there are no lighters in the seat tracks or near other
moving parts before adjusting the seats.
• Before closing a storage compartment, always make sure that no cigarette lighter
can be activated, crushed, or otherwise damaged.
• Never leave a cigarette lighter in a storage compartment, on the instrument
panel, or in other places in the vehicle. Heat build up 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, particularly in summer. High
temperatures could cause the cigarette lighter to catch fire.
NAVIGATION & INFOTAINMENT
• Driving recommendations and traffic signs displayed in the navigation
system may differ from the actual traffic situation.
• Traffic signs and regulations take precedence over navigation driving
recommendations and displays.
• Always adjust your speed and driving style to road, traffic, weather, and
visibility conditions.
• Inserting data media while driving can distract the driver from traffic and
lead to accidents.
• Always drive attentively and responsibly.
• Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or
near the area marked “AIRBAG” on the steering wheel, instrument panel,
and seat backs or between these areas and the occupants. External devices
can cause serious injury in the event of an accident, especially if the airbags
inflate.
• The center armrest can interfere with the driver’s elbow movement and thus
cause accidents and severe injuries.
• Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
• Invisible laser beams can cause injuries if the housing of the CD player is
opened.
• Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS)
• Incorrect tire pressures and/or under inflation can cause sudden tire failure,
loss of control, collision, serious personal injury or even death.
• When the warning symbol appears in the instrument cluster, stop and inspect
the tires. Under inflation can cause increased tire wear and can affect the
handling of the vehicle and stopping ability.
• Incorrect tire pressures and/or under inflation can also lead to sudden tire
failure, including a blowout and sudden deflation, causing loss of vehicle control.
• The driver is responsible for the correct tire pressures for all tires on the
vehicle. The recommended tire pressure values are listed on a sticker inside
the driver door.
• The TPMS can only work correctly when all tires on the vehicle are filled to the
correct cold tire inflation pressure.
• Using incorrect tire pressure values can cause accidents or other damage.
Always inflate the tires to the correct specified cold tire pressure values for the
tires installed on the vehicle.
• Always maintain correct cold tire inflation pressure so that TPMS can do its
job.
• Always inflate tires to the recommended and correct tire pressure before
driving off.
• Driving with under-inflated tires causes them to flex (bend) more, letting them
get too hot, resulting in tread separation, sudden tire failure, and loss of control.
• Excessive speed and/overloading can cause heat build-up, sudden tire
failure and loss of control.
• If the tire pressure is too low or too high, the tires will wear prematurely and
PERFORMANCE GAUGE CLUSTER
• Rapid acceleration can cause skidding and loss of traction, especially on
slippery roads, resulting in a loss of vehicle control, collisions, and serious
personal injury.
• Only use the stopwatch feature or fast acceleration if visibility, weather,
road, and traffic conditions permit and other drivers will not be endangered by
your driving and the vehicle’s acceleration.
• Driving on today’s roads demands the full attention of the driver at all times.
Driver distraction causes accidents, collisions and serious personal injury.
• Never set the stopwatch when the vehicle is moving.
PREMIUM VIII AUDIO
• Driver distraction can cause accidents and serious personal injury. Operating
the radio navigation system while driving can distract the driver from traffic
situations.
• Always drive attentively and responsibly.
• Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are audible
(e.g. the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
• Setting the volume too high can damage hearing. This can also extend to
short exposure of the ears to loud volumes.
• Sudden volume fluctuations may occur when the audio source is changed
or connected.
• Lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source.
• Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver.
• Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
• Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through
the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking
maneuver or an accident, causing injury.
• Never leave external devices in the doors, on the front windshield, on or
near the area marked “AIRBAG” on the steering wheel, instrument panel,
and seat backs or between these areas and the occupants. External devices
can cause serious injury in the event of an accident, especially if the airbags
inflate.
• The center armrest can interfere with the driver’s elbow movement and thus
cause accidents and severe injuries.
• Always keep the armrest closed while driving.
• Injuries can be caused by invisible laser beams if the housing of the CD
player is opened.
the vehicle will not handle well.
• If the tire is not “flat” and you do not have to change a wheel immediately,
drive carefully and at reduced speed to the nearest service station to check
the tire pressure and add air as required.
• When replacing tires or wheel rims on vehicles equipped with TPMS always
read and heed the information and all WARNINGS.
• The Tire Pressure Monitoring System must be recalibrated using the SET
button whenever you remove and remount or change any wheel or tire on the
vehicle, even if the reinstalled or replacement wheels and tires are identical to
those that were removed and even if the tire pressure does not change.
• Improper use of the SET button can cause the TPMS to give false warnings
or to give no warning despite dangerously low tire pressure.
VOLKSWAGEN CAR-NET™
• Application software and Volkswagen Car-Net™ services that are unsuitable
or improperly used can cause accidents, serious personal injury and vehicle
damage.
• Volkswagen Car-Net™ services can be used only where adequate cellular
and GPS signals are available.
• Volkswagen recommends using only application software and “Volkswagen
Car-Net™” services provided by Volkswagen specifically for your vehicle.
• Protect the mobile device and its application software from misuse.
• Never modify application software and Volkswagen Car-Net™ services.
• Always read and heed the operating instructions for the mobile device.
• Driver distraction causes accidents, collisions and serious personal injury.
Using application software and Volkswagen Car-Net™ services while driving
can distract the driver from traffic.
• Always drive attentively and responsibly.
• Vehicle health reports do not replace the information provided by the vehicle
warning and indicator lights. Failure to heed warning lights and instrument
cluster text messages can cause the vehicle to break down in traffic and
result in a collision and serious personal injury.
• Never ignore warning lights or text WARNINGS.
• Always stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
• Park the vehicle at a safe distance from moving traffic and where no part
of the hot catalytic converter and exhaust system can come into contact
with flammable materials under the vehicle, such as dry grass, brush, spilled
fuel, etc.
• Have the CD player repaired only by a specialist
POWER WINDOWS
• Improper use of power windows can result in serious personal injury.
• Never let anyone get in the way of a power window when closing it.
• When locking the vehicle from the outside, make sure that no one,
especially children, remains in the vehicle. The windows will not open in case
of an emergency.
• Always take the key with you when you leave the vehicle. You can still use
the power windows for several minutes after the ignition is switched off as
long as the driver or passenger door has not been opened.
• Without pinch protection, power windows will close with enough force to
cause serious personal injury.
• Always be careful when closing power windows.
• Always make sure that no one is in the way when overriding pinch
protection to close power windows.
• Pinch protection cannot prevent fingers or other parts of the body from
being pressed against the window frame; injuries may result.
RNS 315 AUDIO
• Driver distraction can cause accidents and serious personal injury. Operating
the radio navigation system while driving can distract the driver from traffic
situations.
• Always drive attentively and responsibly.
• Select volume settings so that acoustic signals from the outside are audible
(e.g. the sirens of emergency rescue vehicles).
• Setting the volume too high can damage hearing. This can also extend to
short exposure of the ears to loud volumes.
• Sudden volume fluctuations may occur when the audio source is changed
or connected.
• Lower the volume before changing or connecting to an audio source.
• Connecting cables of external devices may obstruct the driver.
• Route cables so as not to interfere with the driver.
• Unmounted or improperly mounted external devices can be thrown through
the passenger compartment in the event of a sudden driving or braking
maneuver or an accident, causing injury.
• A broken down vehicle presents a high accident risk for itself and others.
Switch on emergency flashers and set up a warning triangle to warn
oncoming traffic.
• Before opening the engine hood, always switch off the engine and let the
engine cool down.
• Always be very careful when working in the engine compartment, which
is a potentially dangerous area in any motor vehicle and can cause serious
personal injury.
• Airbag deployment
- Airbags are supplemental restraints only and will not deploy under all
crash circumstances. Always use safety belts and seat children only in the
rear, using restraint systems appropriate for their size and age.
• Automatic Crash Notification/Emergency Call
- Automatic Crash Notification may be enabled for up to 6 months without
activating a trial or paid subscription; Manual Emergency Call feature and
all other VW Car-Net™ features require trial or paid subscription.
• “Destinations” functionality
- Requires compatible factory installed navigation system.
• Email (after subscribed to VW Car-Net™)
- VW Car-Net™ services provided by Verizon Telematics, Inc. VW
Car-Net™ includes services that may collect location information. See
applicable Terms of Service and Privacy Policy available at www.vw.com/
carnet for details.
- You are receiving this message because of your subscription with
Volkswagen Car-Net™. To ensure delivery to your inbox, please add
vwcar-net@vw.com to your address book. Please do not respond to this
email, as this email address is for notification only. If you require further
information, contact the VW Car-Net™ Response Center at 877-820-2290.
• Global Car-Net™ disclaimer
- VW Car-Net™ services provided by Verizon Telematics, Inc. Available
only on select models. Automatic Crash Notification may be enabled for
up to 6 months without activating a trial or paid subscription; Manual
Emergency Call feature and all other VW Car-Net™ features require trial
or paid subscription. VW Car-Net™ services requires vehicle cellular
connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal. VW Car-Net™ includes
services that may collect location information. See applicable Terms of
Service available at www.vw.com/carnet for details.
• Last Parked Location
- Last Parked Location feature requires VW Car-Net™ Mobile Application.
iPhone® only. Android® app not available at time of publication. Standard
text and data rates apply.
• Maintenance summary/Vehicle Health Report
- Refer to your vehicle’s warning and indicator lights for the most current
diagnostic information. Always consult owner’s manual for maintenance
guidelines.
• Notifications and mobile app
- Standard text and data rates apply.
• PIN
- Sharing your PIN or account information will allow others to access to your
vehicle’s VW Car-Net™ settings through this website or the VW Car-Net™
mobile application.
• Pricing
- Taxes and fees not included. Contact VW Car-Net™ Customer Specialist at
1-877-820-2290 for details.
• Roadside Assistance
- Roadside Assistance provided by Allstate®.
• Sending POIs to navigation system
- Requires compatible factory installed navigation system.
• Six month trial
- Six month trial period begins on date of new vehicle purchase.
• Smart Phone
- Requires VW Car-Net™ Mobile Application. iPhone® only. Android® app
not available at time of publication. Standard text and data rates apply.
• Speed Alert
- Always obey speed and traffic laws.
• Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance
- For use by law enforcement authorities only. See Terms of Service for details.
• Text/email alerts (when setting up)
- The alerts should only be viewed when it is safe and appropriate. Always pay
careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted. Message and
data rates apply.
WINDSHIELD WIPERS
• Windshield washer fluid without enough frost protection can freeze on the
windshield and reduce visibility.
• Use the windshield washer system with enough frost protection for winter
temperatures.
• Never use the windshield wipers/washers when it is freezing without first
defrosting the windshield. The washer solution may freeze on the windshield
and reduce visibility.
• Worn or dirty wiper blades reduce visibility and increase the risk of
accidents and severe injuries.
• Always replace wiper blades that are worn, damaged, or do not keep the
windshield clear.
• Never mix antifreeze or similar additives into the windshield washer
reservoir. This could produce an oily film on the windshield, which would
considerably reduce visibility.
• Use clear water with a cleaning solution recommended by Volkswagen.
• If necessary, blend with a suitable windshield washer fluid antifreeze agent.
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