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ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Safety / Driving safety systems / ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)

Important safety notes

Observe the "Important safety notes" section .

WARNING
If the ABS malfunctions, other driving systems such as the BAS or the ESP® are also switched off. Observe indicator and warning lamps that may come on as well as messages in the multifunction display that may appear.

If the ABS malfunctions, the wheels may lock during hard braking, reducing the steering capability and extending the braking distance.

WARNING
If ABS is faulty, the wheels could lock when braking. The steerability and braking characteristics may be severely impaired.

Additionally, further driving safety systems are deactivated. There is an increased danger of skidding and accidents.

Drive on carefully. Have ABS checked immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.

ABS regulates brake pressure in such a way that the wheels do not lock when you brake.

This allows you to continue steering the vehicle when braking.

Provided that the differential locks are not active, ABS works from a speed of about 5 mph (8 km/h) upwards, regardless of roadsurface conditions. ABS works on slippery surfaces, even if you only brake gently.

The yellow instrument cluster lights up when the ignition ABS warning lamp in the
instrument cluster lights up when the ignition is switched on. It goes out when the engine is running.

Braking

If ABS intervenes when braking, you will feel a pulsing in the brake pedal.

If ABS intervenes:

continue to depress the brake pedal vigorously until the braking situation is over.

To make a full brake application:

depress the brake pedal with full force.

The pulsating brake pedal can be an indication of hazardous road conditions, and functions as a reminder to take extra care while driving.

Off-road ABS

If the LOW RANGE shift range is selected by the transfer case, , an ABS system specifically suited to off-road terrain is automatically activated.

At speeds below 37 mph (60 km/h), the front wheels lock cyclically during braking. The digging-in effect achieved in the process reduces the stopping distance on off-road terrain. This limits steering capability.

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