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Correct driver's seat position

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Seats, steering wheel and mirrors / Correct driver's seat position

WARNING

You could lose control of your vehicle if you do the following while driving: Х adjust the driver's seat, head restraint, steering wheel or mirrors Х fasten the seat belt There is a risk of an accident.

Adjust the driver's seat, head restraint, steering wheel and mirror and fasten your seat belt before starting the engine.

■ Observe the safety guidelines on


Observe the safety guidelines on seat adjustment  .

Make sure that seat = is adjusted properly.

Electrical seat adjustment 

When adjusting the seat, make sure that: Х you are as far away from the driver's air bag as possible.

Х you are sitting in a normal upright position.

Х you can fasten the seat belt properly.

Х you have moved the backrest to an almost vertical position.

Х you have set the seat cushion angle so that your thighs are gently supported.

Х you can depress the pedals properly.

Check whether the head restraint is adjusted properly.

When doing so, make sure that you have adjusted the head restraint so that the back of your head is supported at eye level by the center of the head restraint. Also make sure that you have adjusted the head restraint so that the back of your head is as close to the head restraint as possible. This will be the case if the head restraint is adjusted correctly  .

Observe the safety guidelines on steering wheel adjustment  .

Make sure that steering wheel 1 is adjusted properly.

Adjusting the steering wheel manually  Adjusting the steering wheel electrically 

When adjusting the steering wheel, make sure that:
Х you can hold the steering wheel with your arms slightly bent.

Х you can move your legs freely.

Х you can see all the displays in the instrument cluster clearly.

Observe the safety guidelines for seat belts  .

Check whether you have fastened seat belt ; properly  .

The seat belt should:
Х fit snugly across your body Х be routed across the middle of your shoulder
Х be routed in your pelvic area across the hip joints
Before starting off, adjust the rear-view mirror and the exterior mirrors in such a way that you have a good view of road and traffic conditions  .

Vehicles with a memory function: save the seat, steering wheel and exterior mirror settings with the memory function  .

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