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Opening/closing automatically from outside

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Opening and closing / Cargo compartment / Opening/closing automatically from outside

Important safety notes

WARNING

Parts of the body could become trapped during automatic closing of the tailgate.

Moreover, people, e.g. children, may be standing in the closing area or may enter the closing area during the closing process. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure that nobody is in the vicinity of the closing area during the closing process.

Use one of the following options to stop the closing process:
Х press the Х press the remote operating switch on the button on the SmartKey.


Х press the remote operating switch on the driver's door.

Х press the closing or locking button on the tailgate.

Х pull the handle on the tailgate.

WARNING

Combustion engines emit poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide. If the tailgate is open when the engine is running, particularly if the vehicle is moving, exhaust fumes could enter the passenger compartment. There is a risk of poisoning.

Turn off the engine before opening the tailgate. Never drive with the tailgate open.

The tailgate swings upwards and to the rear when opened. Therefore, make sure that there is sufficient clearance above and behind the tailgate.

Tailgate opening dimensions  .

The tailgate is equipped with an automatic reversing feature. If an object blocks or restricts the tailgate during the closing process, the tailgate opens again automatically.

Opening the tailgate automatically

You can open the tailgate automatically with the SmartKey or the handle in the tailgate.

Press and hold the  button on the
button on the SmartKey until the tailgate opens.

or
If the tailgate is unlocked, pull the handle and let it go again immediately.

Closing the tailgate automatically

WARNING

Parts of the body could become trapped during automatic closing of the tailgate.

Moreover, people, e.g. children, may be standing in the closing area or may enter the closing area during the closing process. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure that nobody is in the vicinity of the closing area during the closing process.

Use one of the following options to stop the closing process:
Х press the Х press the remote operating switch on the button on the SmartKey.


Х press the remote operating switch on the driver's door.

Х press the closing or locking button on the tailgate.

Х pull the handle on the tailgate.

Closing and locking button (example: vehicle with


Closing and locking button (example: vehicle with KEYLESS-GO)

1 Closing button
2 Locking button

To close: press closing button 1 on the tailgate.

or
Press and hold the SmartKey until the tailgate closes. button on the
SmartKey until the tailgate closes.

Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: you can simultaneously close and lock the tailgate.

Press locking button 2 on the tailgate.

If a KEYLESS-GO key is detected outside the vehicle, the tailgate closes and locks.

All the doors must be shut and the SmartKey located in the vicinity of the tailgate.

The tailgate cannot be opened and closed with the SmartKey if there is a SmartKey in the ignition.

If the tailgate touches an object while closing, the closing procedure is interrupted and the tailgate reopens.

If a KEYLESS-GO key is detected in the cargo compartment, the tailgate will not lock.

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