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Important safety notes

Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Breakdown assistance / Towing and tow-starting / Important safety notes

WARNING
The vehicle is braked when the HOLD function or DISTRONIC PLUS is activated. Therefore, deactivate HOLD and DISTRONIC PLUS if the vehicle is to be towed.

The vehicle can be towed a maximum of 30 miles (50km). The towing speed of 30 mph (50 km/h) must not be exceeded.

If the vehicle has to be towed more than 30 miles (50km), the entire vehicle must be raised and transported.

Only secure the tow cable or tow bar to the towing eyes. You could otherwise damage the vehicle.

Do not tow with sling-type equipment.

This could damage the vehicle.

Do not use the towing eyes for recovery purposes as this could damage the vehicle.

If in doubt, recover the vehicle with a crane.

When towing, pull away slowly and smoothly. If the tractive power is too high, the vehicles could be damaged.

Your vehicles is equipped with an automatic transmission. Therefore, you must not have the vehicle tow-started. The transmission may otherwise be damaged.

WARNING
If the weight of the vehicle to be towed or towstarted is greater than the permissible gross weight of your vehicle:
Х the towing eye could detach itself Х the vehicle/trailer combination could rollover.

There is a risk of an accident.

When towing or tow-starting another vehicle, its weight should not be greater than the permissible gross weight of your vehicle.

Information on your vehicle's gross vehicle weight rating can be found on the vehicle identification plate .

It is better to have the vehicle transported than to have it towed.

If the transfer case can be shifted into neutral N, you can tow the vehicle.

If the transfer case cannot be shifted into neutral N, you can tow the vehicle with one axle raised. Please bear the following in mind: Х remove the propeller shaft between the transfer case and the rolling axle.

Х turn the SmartKey to position 1 in the ignition lock .

The battery must be connected and charged.

Otherwise, you:
Х cannot turn the SmartKey in the ignition lock to position 2 Х cannot shift the automatic transmission to position N

Deactivate the automatic locking feature . You could otherwise be locked out when pushing or towing the vehicle.

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