Amarok tips & tricks

Enjoy better living with Volkswagen

Enjoy better living with Volkswagen

Learn how to open and close your windows remotely

First, go into Car > Settings Opening/Closing >Convenience opening and then select “All windows” on your dashboard.

Once it’s set, you can close your windows while locking your car by pressing the lock button for 3 seconds.

To open your windows while you unlock your car, press the unlock button for 3 seconds on your key.

Keep your side mirrors clear when it rains

Ensure the mirror control button is pointing down towards the heating icon at all times. In this setting, sensors will register when it is raining and will heat your wing mirrors to keep them clear.

Discover how your radio can pick up local radio stations while travelling to other regions

Go into Radio > Settings > Advanced settings > Automatic frequency control then select “Automatic” for RDS regional. You’re ready for your road trip now.

Diesel Particulate Filter

Volkswagen diesel models are fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). This advanced technology helps modern diesel engines to run cleaner and more efficiently than ever before. If your driving mostly involves short trips, the DPF may not be able to clean itself automatically and you may receive a reminder in the instrument cluster occasionally (See figure 1). It is also recommended that extended periods of engine idle are avoided. If you regularly drive on motorways and highways, you may never see the DPF indicator light. If this symbol appears in the instrument cluster, do not switch off the engine. Take immediate action by driving your vehicle for approximately 25-30 minutes. This will assist the regeneration/ cleaning process of the filter. Please note that motorway or highway driving above 70km/h is recommended to optimise this process. It is also important to continue driving for at least 10 minutes after the DPF indicator symbol turns off to enable the regeneration to fully complete.

Note: The DPF regeneration will not activate if the fuel tank is less than ¼ full. If this occurs please refuel your vehicle (to above ½ full) and complete the action described above.

If you are unsure of the steps required to regenerate your DPF, please contact your local Volkswagen Dealer.

Did you know?

The Off-Road Function

There is an off-road function that's great when driving down a steep hill on off-road terrain or slippery roads. Simply press the button with the icon of an Amarok facing downhill to the left of the gear lever. Ensure you turn it off again once back on the road.

Fog Lights with Cornering Function

Keeping your lights on auto will allow your fog lights to automatically turn on when cornering. This illuminates your direction of travel, making any potential obstacles visible.

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