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Selector lever

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Automatic transmission / Selector lever

Overview of transmission po

If the engine speed is too high or if the vehicle is rolling, do not shift the transmission directly from D to R, from R to D or directly to P.

Do not open the driver's door while the vehicle is in motion. At low speeds in transmission position D or R, park position P is otherwise engaged automatically.

The transmission could be damaged.

Selector lever


Selector lever

P

  Park position R

  Reverse gear N

Neutral
D

Drive

When you select a transmission position, the selector lever subsequently returns to its original position.

The current transmission position P, R, N or D appears in the transmission position display in the multifunction display.

Transmission position and drive program display

If the transmission position display in the multifunction display is not working, you should pull away carefully to check whether the desired transmission position is engaged. Select transmission position D.

Do not restrict the shift range.

1 Transmission position


1 Transmission position 2 Drive program

Current transmission position 1 and current drive program 2 appear in the multifunction display.

The current position of the selector lever is shown by the indicators next to the selector lever.

The indicators light up when the SmartKey is inserted into the ignition lock. The indicators go out when the SmartKey is removed from the ignition lock.

When the selector lever is in position D, you can influence the gearshifts made by the automatic transmission by: Х restricting the shift range Х changing gear yourself

Engaging park position P

When the vehicle is stationary, depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

Press the P button in the center console.

If you depress the brake pedal and push the selector lever forwards or back to the first point of resistance, park position P is disengaged. The transmission shifts to neutral N.

Park position P is automatically engaged: Х if you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock
Х if you open the driver's door while traveling at low speed in transmission position D or R
Х if DISTRONIC PLUS  brakes your vehicle until it is stationary and at least one of the following conditions is fulfilled: - the engine is switched off.

- the driver's door is open and the seat belt is not fastened.

- there is a system malfunction.

- the power supply is insufficient.

Engaging reverse gear R

Only shift the automatic transmission to R when the vehicle is stationary.

When the vehicle is stationary, depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

Push the selector lever forwards past the first point of resistance.

Transmission position R is engaged.

For AMG vehicles: when reverse gear is engaged and the ECO start/stop function is switched on, the engine starts up automatically .

Shifting to neutral N

WARNING
When leaving the SmartKey in the starter switch, do not leave children unattended in the vehicle. It is possible for children to switch on the ignition which could result in unsupervised use of vehicle equipment.

Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

If the vehicle is stationary: Depress the brake pedal.

Depending on the current transmission position, press the selector lever forwards or backwards to the first point of resistance.

The automatic transmission shifts to N.

If the engine has been switched off, the automatic transmission automatically shifts to N.

For AMG vehicles: the ECO start/stop function switches the engine off automatically if the vehicle is braked to a standstill when in neutral N and the brake is still depressed .

Remaining in neutral N

WARNING
If children are left unsupervised in the vehicle, they could:
Х open the doors, thus endangering other people or road users.

Х get out and disrupt traffic.

Х operate the vehicle's equipment.

Additionally, children could set the vehicle in motion if, for example, they: Х release the parking brake.

Х shift the automatic transmission out of parking position P.

Х starting the engine.

There is a risk of an accident and injury.

When leaving the vehicle, always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle. Never leave children or animals unattended in the vehicle. Always keep the SmartKey out of reach of children.

Make sure that the ignition is switched on.

When the vehicle is stationary, depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

Shift to neutral N.

Release the brake pedal.

If the parking brake is applied, release it.

Switch off the ignition and leave the SmartKey in the ignition lock.

Shifting to transmission position D

When the vehicle is stationary, depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

Push the selector lever back past the first point of resistance.

Transmission position D is engaged.

For AMG vehicles: the ECO start/stop function switches the engine off automatically if the vehicle is braked to a standstill when in transmission position D and the brake is still depressed .

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