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Transfer case

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Driving and parking / Off-road driving systems / Transfer case

General notes

The vehicle has permanent all-wheel drive.

Power is always transmitted to both axles.

For further information on driving off-road, see .

Shift ranges

WARNING
If you do not wait for the transfer case gear change process to complete, the transfer case could remain in the neutral position. The power transmission to the driven wheels is then interrupted. There is a danger of the vehicle rolling away unintentionally. There is a risk of an accident.

Wait until the transfer case shift process is completed.

Do not turn off the engine while changing gear and do not shift the automatic transmission to another gear.

Shifting the transfer case


Shifting the transfer case

Important safety notes

WARNING
When the transfer case is in the neutral position, power transmission to the driven wheels is interrupted. As a result, the vehicle could roll away. There is a risk of an accident.

Secure the vehicle with the parking brake, and on uphill or downhill gradients, also secure it with a device such as a wheel chock.

WARNING
When the transfer case is in the neutral position, power transmission to the driven wheels is interrupted. As a result, the vehicle could roll away. There is a risk of an accident.

Secure the vehicle with the parking brake, and on uphill or downhill gradients, also secure it with a device such as a wheel chock.

Always wait for the gear change process from HIGH RANGE to LOW RANGE and from LOW RANGE to HIGH RANGE to complete.

Do not turn off the engine while changing gear and do not shift the automatic transmission to another gear.

General notes

1 Current shift range


1 Current shift range

1 Indicator lamp


1 Indicator lamp
2 LOW RANGE button

Switching on the off-road gear ratio

Only carry out the gear selection if: Х the engine is running.

Х the vehicle is rolling.

Х the automatic transmission is in selector lever position N.

Х you are driving no faster than 25 mph (40 km/h).

You could otherwise damage the transfer case.

AMG vehicles: to shift the transfer case


AMG vehicles: to shift the transfer case to LOW RANGE, deactivate the ECO start/ stop function .

Press LOW RANGE button ;.

When the shift procedure is complete, the LOW RANGE transfer case position appears in the multifunction display.

Indicator lamp : lights up.

Shift the transmission to position D.

Switching off the off-road gear ratio

WARNING
When the transfer case is in the neutral position, power transmission to the driven wheels is interrupted. As a result, the vehicle could roll away. There is a risk of an accident.

Secure the vehicle with the parking brake, and on uphill or downhill gradients, also secure it with a device such as a wheel chock.

Only carry out the gear selection if: Rthe engine is running.

Rthe vehicle is rolling.

Rthe automatic transmission is in selector lever position N.

Ryou are driving no faster than 43 mph (70 km/h).

You could otherwise damage the transfer case.

Press button 2.

When the shift procedure is complete, the HIGH RANGE transfer case position appears in the multifunction display.

Indicator lamp 1 goes out.

If the gear change is not completed, the following messages could appear in the display:
Х TC Shift Conditions Not Fulfilled You have not met one or more shift conditions.

R TC NEUTRAL On
The transfer case has canceled the gear change process and is in N. The N transfer case position appears in the multifunction display.

R TC Shift Canceled
The transfer case has not performed the gear change process.

Carry out the gear change process again.

Make sure to meet all conditions for changing gears.

R TC Malfunction Visit Workshop There is a malfunction in the transfer case.

Do not shift the transfer case.

Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible at a qualified specialist workshop.

Shifting to neutral

WARNING
When the transfer case is in the neutral position, power transmission to the driven wheels is interrupted. As a result, the vehicle could roll away. There is a risk of an accident.

Secure the vehicle with the parking brake, and on uphill or downhill gradients, also secure it with a device such as a wheel chock.

Turn the SmartKey to position 2  in the ignition lock.

Apply the parking brake.

Depress the brake pedal.

Move the selector lever to position N.

Press and hold LOW RANGE button 2 for approximately 10 seconds.

Once the gear change procedure is complete, TC Neutral On message appears in the multifunction display for approximately 5 seconds.

If the gear change is not completed, the following messages could appear in the display .

If the transfer case is in Neutral, the SmartKey is in the ignition lock and you open the driver's door, the TC Neutral On message appears in the multifunction display. If you then release the parking brake, a warning tone will sound

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