Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual: Cleaning the engine compartment

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings 

The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a hazardous area   .

The engine compartment should be cleaned by a qualified workshop. An incorrect cleaning procedure could possibly remove corrosion protection and could damage electrical components. Furthermore, water could enter the vehicle interior directly via the plenum chamber  .

If the engine compartment is very dirty, we recommend that you always go to a qualified workshop to have it cleaned following correct procedures. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose.

Plenum chamber

The plenum chamber is located in the engine compartment between the windscreen and the engine and has a perforated cover. Air from outside is drawn in from the plenum chamber and is passed into the vehicle interior via the heating and fresh air system or via the air conditioning system.

Leaves and other loose items must be removed from the cover of the plenum chamber at regular intervals using a vacuum cleaner or by hand.

WARNING

All work in the engine compartment carries the risk of injury, scalding, accidents and fire.

  • Before carrying out any work make sure you are familiar with necessary procedures and with general safety regulations   .
  • Volkswagen recommends having the work carried out by a qualified workshop.

NOTICE

Water that has entered the plenum chamber via a manual process (e.g. from a high-pressure cleaner) can cause considerable damage to the vehicle.

In the interests of environmental protection, the engine compartment should be washed only in specially provided wash bays. This prevents toxic, oil, grease and fuel laden waste water entering the sewerage system. In some districts, washing the engine compartment anywhere else may be prohibited.

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Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual. Warning lamps and indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Lit up Possible cause The vehicle is locked using the central locking button or via Auto Lock . Several warning and indicator lamps will light up .

Volkswagen Touran Owners Manual. Ignition lock
Fig. 127 Vehicle key positions First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Vehicle key   No vehicle key in the ignition lock: steering lock can be activated. ⓪ Ignition switch .

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