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Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class / Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owners Manual / Breakdown assistance / Towing and tow-starting / Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground

It is important that you observe the safety instructions when towing away your vehicle  .

The automatic transmission automatically shifts to position P when you open the driver's or front-passenger door or when you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.

In order to ensure that the automatic transmission stays in position N when towing the vehicle, you must observe the following points:

Make sure that the vehicle is stationary and the SmartKey in the ignition lock is in position 0.

Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock.

On vehicles with KEYLESS-GO, use the SmartKey instead of the Start/Stop button  .

Depress and hold the brake pedal.

Shift the automatic transmission to position N.

Release the brake pedal.

Release the electric parking brake.

Leave the SmartKey in position 2 in the ignition lock.

Switch on the hazard warning lamps  .

In order to signal a change of direction when towing the vehicle with the hazard warning lamps switched on, use the combination switch as usual. In this case, only the indicator lamps for the direction of travel flash. After resetting the combination switch, the hazard warning lamp starts flashing again.

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