VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
- Maintenance instruction
   Doors, central blocking of locks
   Trunk lid (back door of the Station wagon car)
   Remote radio control by locks
   Electrowindow regulators
   Rear-view mirrors
   Seat belts
   System of inflatable safety cushions
   Head restraints
   + Front seats
   Memory for a driver's seat
   Storing of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for advance
   Call of adjustments of a seat and external mirrors for the movement by the forward course
   Back many-placed seat (Sedan)
   Back many-placed seat (Station wagon)
   Cover for lengthy baggage
   Luggage compartment
   Shelf of the luggage compartment (station wagon)
   Parking brake
   Mechanical transmission
   + 4-staged automatic transmission
   + 5-staged sekventalny automatic transmission
   Adjustable steering column
   Ignition lock
   Launch of the engine
   Engine stop
   Control devices
   Control lamps
   System of automatic control with the multipurpose index
   Violations of paramount importance (red pictograms)
   Violations of minor importance (yellow pictograms)
   Navigation system
   Switches and switches
   Understeering switch of indexes of turns and light of headlights
   Cruise control
   Screen wipers and windscreen washers
   Heating and ventilation
   Air supply nozzles
   Climatic installation
   Air supply nozzles
   + Climatic Klimatronik installation
   Lifting and movable panel of the hatch of a roof
   Internal lighting
   Box for things
   Plug sockets in the luggage compartment
   How economically to drive the car
   Anti-blocking system of brakes
   Protivobuksovochny system (the reduced torque of the engine, ASR)
   Protivobuksovochny system with snubbing of a wheel (EDS)
   Electronic system of stabilization (ESP)
   Amplifier of steering
   Fuel (petrol engines)
   Fuel (diesel engines)
   + Motor compartment
   Bases of safe operation of the car
   Bases of safe operation of the car
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Running gear
+ 9. Steering
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

Anti-blocking system of brakes


Existence on the car антиблокировоч ache systems (ABS) are raised significantly by degree of active safety of the car. The main advantage of the working brakes equipped with this system in front of ordinary working brake systems consists that even at intensive braking to a full stop on the slippery road the best remains on a condition of a paving controllability of the car as wheels are not blocked.

However it is not necessary to expect that thanks to ABS under all road conditions the brake way will be reduced. At the movement on gravel or on the fresh snow lying on a slippery paving when it is already necessary to move slowly and carefully, the brake way can even increase.

Action of ABS

At achievement automatic check работоспо ABS sobnost happens the car of speed of the movement of 6 km/h. At the same time it is possible to hear a characteristic sound.

When the district speed of any wheel becomes less than the speed of the car and the wheel is on the verge of blocking, pressure in the drive of the brake mechanism of this wheel decreases. Regulation of pressure in the drive is carried out separately on forward wheels, pressure in the drive upon both wheels is behind regulated. Thanks to it braking of both back wheels is identical, and stability of the car remains so good as far as it in general is possible under these road conditions. This process of regulation can be noticed on the pulsing movements of a pedal of a brake and on a specific sound. It has to be some kind of prevention for the driver that one or several wheels begin to be blocked. In order that ABS worked optimum, it is necessary to hold when braking a pedal of a brake constantly pressed and not to do the pumping-up movements at all.


Even ABS cannot overcome laws of physics. It is necessary not to forget about it, especially at movement along the slippery or wet road. As soon as AVS begins to function actively, it is necessary to bring immediately the speed of the movement into accord with a condition of a paving and the general traffic conditions. The raised degree of safety of the car does not mean that it is possible to risk recklessly own safety and safety of other people.

If there is any malfunction in ABS, about it one or two control lamps signal.