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Cargo compartment

Mercedes-Benz M-Class / Mercedes-Benz M-Class Owners Manual / Opening/closing / Cargo compartment

Important safety notes

Do not leave the SmartKey in the cargo compartment. You could otherwise lock yourself out.

When leaving the vehicle, always remove the WARNING
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock. Always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle.

Do not leave children unsupervised in the vehicle, even if they are secured in a child restraint system, and do not give them access to an unlocked vehicle. A child's unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury. They could: - injure themselves on vehicle parts - be seriously or fatally injured by extreme heat or cold
- injure themselves or have an accident with vehicle equipment that may still be in operation even after the SmartKey has been removed from the ignition, such as the seat adjustment, steering wheel adjustment or memory function.

If children open a door, they could cause severe or even fatal injury to other persons; if they get out of the vehicle, they could injure themselves when doing so or be seriously or even fatally injured by any passing traffic.

Do not expose the child restraint system to direct sunlight. The child restraint system's metal parts, for example, could become very hot, and a child could be burned on these parts.

Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the WARNING
Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the passenger compartment or cargo compartment unless they are firmly secured in place.

Unsecured or improperly positioned cargo increases a child's risk of injury in the event of
- strong braking maneuvers - sudden changes of direction - an accident

Make sure the tailgate is closed when the WARNING
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

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

To open the tailgate completely, a minimum clearance of 7.20 ft (2.20 m) above the ground is necessary.

For vehicles without EASY-PACK tailgate you can:

- open and close the tailgate manually from outside
- unlock the tailgate from inside with the emergency release

For vehicles with EASY-PACK tailgate you can:

- close the tailgate manually from outside - open and close the tailgate automatically from outside
- open and close the tailgate automatically from inside
- limit the opening angle of the tailgate - unlock the tailgate from inside with the emergency release

Opening/closing from outside

Opening

- Press the SmartKey. button on the
SmartKey.

- Pull handle 1.


- Pull handle 1.

- Raise the tailgate.

Vehicles with the EASY-PACK tailgate: if you pull handle 1 and then release it, the tailgate opens automatically.

Closing

To prevent possible personal injury, always WARNING
To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and fingers away from the cargo compartment opening when closing the tailgate. Be especially careful when small children are around.

- Pull the tailgate down using recess 1.


- Pull the tailgate down using recess 1.

- Push the tailgate closed from outside the vehicle.

- If necessary, lock the vehicle with the button on the SmartKey
button on the SmartKey or with KEYLESS-GO.

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

Opening/closing automatically from outside

Important safety notes

Make sure the tailgate is closed when the WARNING
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

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

To open the tailgate completely, a minimum clearance of 7.20 ft (2.20 m) above the ground is necessary.

Opening

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

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

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

Closing

Monitor the closing procedure carefully to WARNING
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to make sure no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and fingers away from the cargo compartment opening when closing the tailgate. Be especially careful when small children are around. To stop the closing procedure, do one of the following:

RPress or pull the remote tailgate opening/ closing switch on the driver's door.

RPress the tailgate closing switch.

RPress the KEYLESS-GO locking/closing switch.

RPull outside handle on the tailgate.

RWhen no SmartKey is inserted in the starter switch (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: Make sure the vehicle's on-board electronics have status 0): Press button

on the
on the SmartKey.

You can close the tailgate automatically using the SmartKey, the closing button or the locking button.

Closing button and locking button (example:


Closing button and locking button (example:

vehicle with the EASY-PACK tailgate and KEYLESS-GO)

- To close: press closing button 1 on the tailgate.

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

- To close and lock simultaneously: Press locking button 2 on the tailgate.

locking the Simultaneously closing and
locking the tailgate is only possible if all doors are shut and the SmartKey is located in the vicinity of the tailgate.

and The tailgate can only be opened
and closed with the SmartKey if there is no SmartKey in the ignition lock.

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

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

The tailgate is not closed unless a KEYLESS-GO key is detected.

Opening/closing automatically from inside

Maintain sight of the area around the rear of WARNING
Maintain sight of the area around the rear of the vehicle while operating the tailgate with the door-mounted remote tailgate switch.

Monitor the opening procedure carefully to make sure no one is in danger of being injured.

To interrupt the opening procedure, press or pull the door-mounted remote tailgate switch.

When the SmartKey is not inserted in the starter switch (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: Make sure the vehicle's on-board electronics have status 0): Press button

on the
on the SmartKey.

Maintain sight of the area around the rear of WARNING
Maintain sight of the area around the rear of the vehicle while operating the tailgate with the door-mounted remote tailgate switch.

Monitor the closing procedure carefully to make sure no one is in danger of being injured.

To interrupt the closing procedure, press or pull the door-mounted remote tailgate switch.

To prevent possible personal injury, always WARNING
To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and fingers away from the cargo compartment opening when closing the tailgate. Be especially careful when small children are around.

Make sure the tailgate is closed when the WARNING
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

You can open and close the tailgate from the driver's seat when the vehicle is stationary and unlocked.

- To open: pull remote operating switch 1


- To open: pull remote operating switch 1 for the tailgate until the tailgate opens.

- To close: turn the SmartKey to position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock.

- Press remote operating switch for tailgate 1 until the tailgate is closed.

If the tailgate comes into contact with an object, the closing procedure is interrupted and the tailgate reopens.

- To interrupt the closing procedure: push or pull remote operating switch for the tailgate 1.

Important safety notes

You can limit the opening angle of the tailgate. This is possible in the top half of its opening range, up to approximately 4 in (10 cm) before the stop.

clearance to Make sure there is sufficient
clearance to open the tailgate fully when setting the opening angle. The tailgate could otherwise be damaged. Ideally, set the opening angle outside.

Activating

- To open the tailgate: pull the handle on the tailgate.

- To stop the opening procedure at the desired position: press the closing button in the tailgate or pull the handle on the outside of the tailgate again.

- To store the position: press and hold the closing button in the tailgate until you hear a short tone.

The opening angle limiter is activated. The tailgate will now stop in the stored position when opening.

Deactivating

- Press and hold the closing button in the tailgate until you hear two short tones.

Tailgate emergency release

If the tailgate can no longer be opened from outside the vehicle, use the emergency release on inside of the tailgate.

- Take the mechanical key out of the SmartKey.

To open the tailgate completely, a minimum clearance of 7.20 ft (2.20 m) above the ground is necessary.

The tailgate swings upwards


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

- Insert mechanical key 2 into opening in trim 1.

- Turn mechanical key 2 90° clockwise.

- Push mechanical key 2 in the direction of the arrow and open the tailgate.

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