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Winter driving

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Driving tips / Winter driving

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If the exhaust pipe is blocked or adequate ventilation is not possible, poisonous gases such as carbon monoxide (CO) may enter the vehicle. This is the case, e.g. if the vehicle becomes trapped in snow. There is a risk of fatal injury.

If you leave the engine or the auxiliary heating running, make sure the exhaust pipe and area around the vehicle are clear of snow. To ensure an adequate supply of fresh air, open a window on the side of the vehicle that is not facing into the wind.

If snow chains are installed to the front wheels, they may drag against the vehicle body or chassis components. This could cause damage to the vehicle or the tires.

There is a risk of an accident.

To avoid hazardous situations: Х never install snow chains to the front wheels
Х always install snow chains in pairs to the rear wheels.

Have your vehicle winterproofed at a qualified specialist workshop at the onset of winter.

Observe the notes in the "Winter operation" section .

Driving with summer tires

Observe the notes in the "Winter operation" section .

Slippery road s

If you shift down on a slippery road surface in an attempt to increase the engine's braking effect, the drive wheels could lose their grip.

There is an increased danger of skidding and accidents.

Do not shift down for additional engine braking on a slippery road surface.

The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and is therefore unsuitable for that purpose. Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road surface is free of ice. The road may still be icy, especially in wooded areas or on bridges.

If you activate the LOW off-road gear while driving on a slippery road surface, the wheels may lose traction: Rif you remove your foot from the accelerator pedal when driving Rif off road ABS intervenes when braking If the wheels lose traction. the vehicle can no longer be steered. There is an increased danger of skidding and accidents.

Never activate the LOW off-road gear while driving on a slippery road surface.

Drive particularly carefully on slippery road surfaces. Avoid sudden acceleration, steering and braking maneuvers. Do not use cruise control.

If the vehicle threatens to skid or cannot be stopped when moving at low speed: X Shift the transmission to position N.

Try to bring the vehicle under control using corrective steering.

For more information on driving with snow chains, see .

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