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Is there any way to get the side view mirrors to fold automatically when backing up, or is the only option to manually push the mirrors in?

The drivers manual seemed to indicate it’s possible but I can’t find a way. I have the Taos SEL AWD model.
 

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I meant have the side view mirrors fold back on their own similar to this:
I need it because I have a tight space to back up into and don't want to hit the mirrors.
In my previous Tiguan the mirrors actually folded by themselves when going into reverse.
Even though I read about this in the taos drivers manual that you can configure the mirrors to close when going into reverse, those instructions don't work.
So now i'm wondering if the Taos doesn't even have a capability for the mirrors to close on their own.
Seems weird that i'd have to do a hack with an OMB device to get this, but okay.
 

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Thanks. That would explain it then. I had it on my gen2 Tiguan but that was an sel premium. Seems like taos sel trim is missing a couple options that I imagined would be included at that price point.
 

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I have a Taos basic S model. Yesterday for no apparent reason (I didn't hit anything) the passenger side mirror slammed closed seemingly on its own, making a huge sound, and the outer casing and the mirror itself fell off. I had started from a standing position at a light an accelerated slowly. It closed on me once before, also without apparent cause, but nothing broke, so I ignored it. Is there any sensor that would cause this to happen? There were cars parked close to my car but I didn't hit any of them. There was no evidence of any other damage. Any ideas why this would happen? I'm bringing it into VW service this week and I can report on what they tell me. It's very strange.
 

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Thanks. This is very helpful. It makes sense that if there is a problem with the spring even a bump in the road or a sudden acceleration could trigger it to fold and come apart. I am going to push for this as an explanation so they can fix it under the warranty. There are no motors to fold them, only manual.
 
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