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Seatbelts

Functionality

Seatbelts, generally known as ‘safety belts’, serve to safeguard passengers in case of collision, accidents or sudden braking. It saves passengers from major injuries. Abiding by the Indian law and always wearing seatbelts while driving results in reduced risk of injuries.

Safety Tips

  • Seat belts are the most effective means of reducing the risk of serious and fatal injuries in the case of an accident. For the protection of the driver and of all vehicle occupants, the seat belts must always be fastened properly when the vehicle is in motion.
  • Never travel with children or babies being carried on somebody's lap and fastened with the same belt.

Supplemental Restraint System - (SRS) Airbags

Functionality

The airbags can protect vehicle occupants during frontal and side collisions by reducing the occupants’ movements in the direction of the collision. Each triggered airbag is filled by a gas generator. This causes the airbag covers to break and the airbags are inflated with high power in milliseconds. Once an occupant wearing a seat belt starts to sink into the inflated airbag, the gas inside the airbag starts to escape to cushion the occupant and slows down their movement. This reduces the risk of severe and fatal injuries.

Safety Tips

  • The airbag system is designed so that the airbags are triggered in a severe collision. In certain types of accident the front, curtain and side airbags may be triggered together. The extent of visible vehicle damage does not indicate whether the airbags should have been triggered.
  • Airbags only serve as a supplement to the three-point seat belt.
  • Airbags can only be triggered once and only in certain situations.
  • The seat belts are always there to provide protection in situations when the airbags are not triggered or have already been triggered. For example, when the vehicle collides with a further vehicle following a first collision or is hit by another vehicle.

Child Seats

Functionality

Your child's safety is a priority - for you, as well as for us. That's why we use ISOFIX child seat fittings in specific Volkswagen cars. ISOFIX is being adopted worldwide as a safer way to travel with your children. Child seats provide extra care and protection due to their solid built.

Safety Tips

  • If child seats are to be used on the front passenger seat, the instructions in owner’s manual must be observed under all circumstances.
  • Particular attention must be paid to deactivating the front passenger airbag when using child seats which face backwards.
  • Volkswagen recommends using child seats from Volkswagen's range of accessories. These child seats were developed and approved for use in Volkswagen vehicles.
  • Children up to 12 years of age should always be transported in the rear seat.
  • Child seats for the various different securing systems are available from a Volkswagen dealer.

Child Door Lock

Functionality

The child safety lock is on the side of each rear doorframe. When activated, the doors can only be opened from outside. The central locking system enables you to lock and unlock all the doors and the boot lid from one point:

  • From outside the vehicle with the vehicle key
  • From inside the vehicle with the central locking button

Certain functions for the central locking system can be switched on or off by a qualified workshop. The doors and the boot lid can be locked or unlocked manually if the vehicle key or central locking system fails, locking the vehicle after the airbags have been deployed.

 

Safety Tips

  • When the childproof lock is activated, the door cannot be opened from the inside. Never leave children or disabled people alone in the vehicle when the doors are locked. This may mean that these people lock themselves in the vehicle. They could become trapped in the vehicle in an emergency and will not be able to get themselves to safety.
  • Persons locked in the vehicle may be subjected to very high or very low temperatures. Depending on the time of year, a locked vehicle can be subjected to very high or very low temperatures. This could cause serious injuries and illness or fatalities, especially for small children.
  • The entire vehicle is unlocked if the airbags are activated during an accident. Depending on the level of damage, the vehicle can be unlocked after an accident as follows:
Function

Action

 

Locking the vehicle from Inside

- Switch the ignition off and then back on again.

- Press central locking button

Locking the vehicle from Outside
- Switch the ignition off and then back on again.

 OR: Remove the vehicle key from the ignition lock.

- Open a vehicle door once.

- Lock the vehicle using the vehicle key.

Chassis, Stiff Roof And Crumple Zones

The chassis of your car comprise of functional elements, including the frame, suspension, steering components, power train, brakes and fuel system. The strength of our body chassis significantly improves control by providing a rigid platform for mounting suspension components.

An indispensable part of the geometry and structure of our cars. They help to maintain the structural integrity of the roof as well as complete the car's safety cell.

Crumple zones are designed to absorb impact energy during a collision so that most of the energy is dissipated across these zones, and not in your passenger compartment. The strong outer shell comes with front and rear crumple zones that help to absorb the impact of a crash, increasing the safety of of occupants.

Battery Cut-off

Functionality

If the starter battery is installed in the vehicle’s interior or luggage compartment, a battery cut-off element may be fitted. The task of this cut-off element is to interrupt the cable from the starter battery to the starter and alternator. If the cable to the starter and alternator short-circuits in the event of an accident, possible vehicle fires are avoided via this cut-off.

Features mentioned in this section may not be available in all models/variants. Kindly refer your owner’s manual for further details.