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Volkswagen ID.3: Safety instructions


Parking systems are not a replacement for the driver's attention and can only operate within the limitations of the system. The parking systems cannot detect all driving situations and may not react, or may react with a delay, or may react in a way that is not desired. If you are careless, there is a risk of accidents, serious injuries and death.

  • Always stay attentive and do not rely solely on the system. The driver is always responsible for control of the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle.

  • Always keep an eye on the direction of travel and the vehicle surroundings when parking.

  • Pay particular attention to small children, animals and objects when parking.

  • Do not allow the parking system's display to distract you from the traffic around you.

  • Bear in mind that the parking system may not react if the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle approaches too quickly and will not issue a warning.

  • Always adapt your speed and driving style to the visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.


When you maneuver in a parking space without a curb, the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle may be damaged by obstacles.

  • Keep a safe distance of approx. 50 cm (around 20 in) from walls and buildings.

Sensor and camera boundaries

Various sensors and cameras that detect the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle surroundings ultrasonically, by radar waves, and visually are located on and in the vehicle. The various parking systems use different combinations of sensors. All sensors have technical and physical limits →  :

  • In some situations, some objects may not be detected, e.g. trailer draw bars, narrow poles, fences, posts, and trees, extremely low or high obstacles, or trunk lids that are opening or already open → .

  • The parking system coverage areas have "blind" spots in their range where they cannot detect people and objects.

  • Dirt, ice, or water on the sensors and cameras may be detected as obstacles or prevent the detection of objects in some cases. In addition to dirt and snow, soap residue or other coatings can also impair the sensor range (→ Vehicle care exterior) .

  • External noises and certain surfaces on objects and clothing can affect the sensor signals. In some situations, people and objects may not be detected or may be detected incorrectly.

  • Certain objects, such as small posts or grating, cannot be shown or cannot be adequately shown due to the resolution of the screen and if there is insufficient lighting.

  • The cameras only show two-dimensional images on the screen. Due to the lack of depth of field, it may be difficult or impossible to identify protruding objects or recesses in the road.

Volkswagen recommends practicing with the parking systems in a location or parking space with no traffic in order to become acquainted with the functions.


The use of parking systems, e.g. with camera assistance, may not be allowed in some countries and regions according to legal provisions.

General information

So that the sensors and cameras can detect the area surrounding the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle as well as possible and display this image on the Infotainment system screen, the following requirements must be met.

  • The doors and trunk lid are closed.

  • The outside mirrors must not be folded in.

  • Sensors or cameras are not covered by attachments, e.g. bicycle rack systems, or license plate holders with decorative frames. The decorative license plate holder must not protrude at the sides or bottom.

  • The Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle must be on level ground.

  • The vehicle must not be loaded primarily in the rear or on one side.

  • Drive-ready mode must be established.

  • Braking assistance systems such as ESC or ASR are switched on.

If you use any other functions in the Infotainment system while you are parking, the parking function and its warning chimes will be deactivated.

Finding a suitable parking space

  • The length and width of the parking space must be larger than the Volkswagen ID.3 vehicle measurements and provide enough space to maneuver.

  • The distance when driving past the parking space is approx. 1 m( approx. 3 ft).

  • Vehicles with Park Assist Plus: The speed when passing the parking space is, forp arking spaces parallel to the road, maximum approx. 40 km/h (approx. 25 mph), and for parking spaces across the road maximum approx. 20 km/h (approx. 12 mph).

  • Vehicles with Park Assist (Park Assist Plus) with memory function: the speed for calibrating the parking process must be a maximum of approx. 40 km/h (approx. 25 mph).

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