2016 VW Passat lights your path with Coming/Leaving Home

April 6th, 2016 by

What is the Volkswagen Coming/Leaving Home feature?
Many of us know our paths to and from the car fairly well, and with the sun setting later and later every day, it may becoming less of an issue to require extra lighting. Still for those who come home late, it’s nice to have a bit of additional help finding our ways to the door after we leave our house. You never know what a toy will unexpectedly find its way into your path by the time you come home from work, right? As always, some features aren’t as frequently advertised as others. If you’ve heard of the Volkswagen Coming/Leaving Home feature but haven’t had it explained, you may be wondering what it is and which vehicles it comes in.

What does Coming/Leaving Home do?Coming home feature Volkswagen
Select vehicles, such as the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, have the Coming and Leaving Home function as part of their automatic headlights. This system is just one extra feature that provides an executive feel for models by lighting your path to and from your car. What happens is every time you leave your vehicle the lights in the mirrors, the dipped-beam headlights, the tailgate lights and the license plate lighting stay on for a short period and then switch off automatically. This allows you to see the way to your doorway when it’s dark outside. The Leaving Home counterpart works by turning on the lights when you use the key fob to unlock your doors, but it otherwise works in the same manner.

If this function seems simple, it really is, but it’s also convenient for those who don’t walk around with a flashlight keychain. Many cars still lack automatic headlights, which are convenient for situations we often don’t consider, like overcast or rainy days. Using your headlights makes you more visible to other drivers, while also lighting the way for you.

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Which VW models have automatic headlights and Coming/Leaving Home?
Obviously we’ve already said the 2016 Volkswagen Passat has automatic headlights, and this is true for all trim levels, but the following vehicles also have this convenient feature:Volkswagen Passat headlights

2016 Volkswagen Beetle
2016 Volkswagen CC
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan
2016 Volkswagen Touareg
Models with automatic headlights only:

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
2016 Volkswagen Golf SE & SEL
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE & Autobahn
2016 Volkswagen Golf R
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen SE & SEL
You can turn off your automatic headlights in vehicles that have the feature, although we thinks it’s useful. We hope you found this post useful too. If so, please check back here at the New Century Volkswagen Blog for more on specific VW features.