Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Luggage compartment

General information

All pieces of luggage or objects must be securely fastened in the luggage compartment. Note the following to maintain good vehicle handling:

  • Distribute the load evenly in the luggage compartment.
  • Stow heavy luggage as far forward in the luggage compartment as possible.
  • Use non-elastic cords attached to the tie-downs to secure objects.

WARNING

  • Applies to: vehicles with luggage compartment cover: The luggage compartment cover is not a surface for storing objects. Objects placed on the cover increase the risk of injury to all vehicle occupants during sudden driving or braking maneuvers or in the event of an accident.
  • Applies to: vehicles with luggage compartment cover: The luggage compartment cover must always be securely fastened when in use to reduce the risk of an accident.
  • Loose objects can be thrown around the vehicle interior during sudden driving or braking maneuvers, which increases the risk of an accident. Always stow objects securely in the luggage compartment and secure them at the tie-downs. Use straps suitable for heavy objects.
  • If pieces of luggage or objects are secured to the tie-downs with unsuitable or damaged straps, this can increase the risk of injury during braking maneuvers or accidents.
  • When transporting heavy objects, the vehicle characteristics will change due to the shift in the center of gravity, which increases the risk of an accident. You may need to adapt your driving style and speed to the current conditions.
  • The cargo net* is only strong enough to secure light objects. Heavy objects are not adequately secured. Attempting to secure heavy objects increases the risk of injury.
  • Never exceed the permitted axle and load and vehicle weight.
  • Never secure a child safety seat to the tiedowns.
  • Never leave your vehicle unattended, especially if the luggage compartment lid is open. Children could enter the luggage compartment and close the luggage compartment lid from the inside. This creates the risk of fatal injury, since the children would be locked inside and may not be able to escape by themselves.
  • Do not allow children to play in or on the vehicle.

    Close and lock the luggage compartment lid as well as all other doors when you leave the vehicle.

  • Never transport passengers in the luggage compartment. Every passenger must be correctly secured with the safety belts in the vehicle.
  • Be careful when releasing the backrest and folding it forward. To reduce the risk of being pinched, pay attention and check when folding backrests forward.
  • The backrest must be securely latched so objects cannot slide forward out of the luggage compartment during sudden braking.
  • The backrest must be latched securely to ensure that the safety belt is protecting the center seating position.
  • Always pull forward on the backrest to make sure it is check if it is correctly locked in place.
  • For stability reasons, the bag hooks* can hold a maximum weight of 6.6 lbs (3 kg).

    Heavier objects are not adequately secured.

    There is risk of personal injury.

Note

  • To reduce the risk of damage, move the rear head restraints down before folding the rear backrests forward.
  • When folding the backrest forward, make sure the outer safety belts are in the belt guide recess so that they do not get pinched in the backrest lock and damaged. Other objects should be removed from the rear bench seat to protect the backrest from damage.
  • If you move the front seat back when the rear seat backrest is folded forward, you could damage the head restraints on the rear seat.
  • Make sure that the heating grid strips for the rear window defogger are not damaged by abrasive objects.
  • Applies to: vehicles with manual luggage compartment cover: Let the luggage compartment cover roll up slowly to reduce the risk of damage.
  • Applies to: vehicles with partition net: Let the partition net roll up slowly to reduce the risk of damage.

Tips

  • The tire pressure must be adapted to the load.
  • You can purchase straps at specialty stores.

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