First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsвЂ‰
Charging the battery
The vehicle battery should be charged by a qualified workshop only as factory-fitted batteries using special technology have been used and they must be charged in a controlled environment вЂ‰. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose.
Replacing a vehicle battery
The battery has been developed to suit the conditions of its location and has special safety features. If a vehicle battery has to be replaced, discuss the electromagnetic compatibility, size and necessary servicing, output and safety requirements for the new vehicle battery with a Volkswagen dealer before purchase. Volkswagen recommends that the vehicle battery is changed by a Volkswagen dealership.
Only service-free vehicle batteries compliant with the standards TL 825 06 and VW 7 50 73 should be used. These standards must be dated April 2008 or later.
Vehicles with start/stop system (вЂ‰ ) are fitted with a special vehicle battery. These vehicle batteries may only be replaced using a vehicle battery with the same specifications.
Disconnecting the vehicle battery
Please note the following points if the vehicle battery has to be disconnected from the electrical system in the vehicle:
Connecting the vehicle battery
Various indicator lamps may light up after the vehicle battery has been connected and the ignition is switched on. They will go out if you drive a short distance at a speed of 15вЂ“20 km/h (10вЂ“12 mph). If the indicator lamps remain lit up, go to a qualified workshop and have the vehicle checked.
If the vehicle battery was disconnected for long periods, the system may not able to calculate or correctly display the time when the next service is due вЂ‰ . Observe the maximum permissible service intervals в‡’ BookletService schedule, .
Automatic switch-off for electrical consumers
The intelligent vehicle electrical system automatically implements a range of measures to prevent the battery discharging when high demands are made on it:
The vehicle electrical system cannot always prevent the vehicle battery from discharging. For example when the ignition is switched on for an extended period with the engine off, or when the side or parking lights are on when the vehicle is parked for an extended period.
How can the vehicle battery discharge?
WARNINGIncorrect fastening and the use of incorrect vehicle batteries can cause short circuits, fire and serious injuries.
WARNINGA highly explosive mixture of gases is given off when the vehicle battery is being charged.
Dispose of the vehicle battery as required by legislation. Batteries may contain toxic substances such as sulphuric acid and lead.
Electrolyte can pollute the environment. Clean up any service fluid leakages and dispose of them properly.
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