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Cargo compartment enlar

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Stowage and features / Stowage areas / Cargo compartment enlar

Important safety notes

WARNING
Always lock the seat backrest in its upright position when the rear seat bench is occupied, or the extended cargo volume is not in use.

Check for secure locking by pushing and pulling on the seat backrest.

In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown around inside the vehicle. This can cause injury to vehicle occupants unless the items are securely fastened in the vehicle.

To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care when transporting cargo.

WARNING
Failure to assure that the seat bench and seat backrests are locked into place could result in an increased chance of injury in an accident.

Never place hands under seat or near any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.

For safety reasons, the rear seat bench must only be adjusted when the vehicle is stationary.

Never drive a vehicle with the tailgate open.

Deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

Ensure that you remove all containers from the cup holder in the rear before folding the seat backrest and the seat cushion of the rear bench seat forwards.

The rear bench seat is split symmetrically.

The left-hand and right-hand rear seats can be folded down to increase the cargo compartment capacity. The following changes are possible:
Х fold the seat backrests forward Х fold the rear bench seat back fully.

Folding the seat backrest forward

To fold forward the seat backrests, proceed


To fold forward the seat backrests, proceed as follows:
Open the rear doors.

This allows you better access to release lever 1.

Remove the center head restraint .

Pull catch 1 in the direction of the arrow.

The corresponding rear seat backrest is not engaged.

Fold the backrest forwards.

The rear seat backrest engages audibly.


2 Backrest folded forward


2 Backrest folded forward

Folding the seat backrest back

Make sure that the seat belt does not become trapped when folding the rear seat backrest back. Otherwise, it could be damaged.

► Pull release lever 1.


Pull release lever 1.

The corresponding seat backrest is released.

Fold backrest 2 backwards in the direction of the arrow.

The seat catch engages audibly.

Install the head restraint .

Rear bench seat

Seat backrest release lever

Seat backrest release lever


Seat backrest release lever

1 Long lever
2 Short lever

Remove the head restraints .

Pull short lever 2 in the direction of the arrow and hold it.

Pull long lever 1 in the direction of the arrow and fold the seat backrest forwards.

Folding the rear bench seat forward

► Fold rear seat backrest 


Fold rear seat backrest  forwards.

Pull catch 1 in the direction of the arrow.

The corresponding rear bench seat is released.

Fold rear bench seat 2 forwards.

2 Rear bench seat folded forward


2 Rear bench seat folded forward

Folding the rear bench seat into an upright position

WARNING
Make sure that the rear bench seat and front seat backrest are correctly engaged in position.

If the seat backrests or rear bench seat are not fully engaged and the following occurs: Х sharp braking Х a sudden change of direction Х an accident

the seat backrests or rear bench seat may fold forwards and instead of being restrained by the seats as intended you could be injured by them. Occupants could then also be injured in the event of an accident, e.g. by objects being thrown forwards from the cargo compartment.

Fold the rear bench seat back.

The seat catch engages audibly.

Fold the backrest backwards .

Install the head restraints .

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