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Mercedes-Benz G-Class / Mercedes-Benz G-Class Owners Manual / Maintenance and care / Engine compartment / Hood

Important safety notes

Do not pull the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise, the hood could be forced open by passing air flow.

This could cause the hood to come loose and injure you and/or others.

Do not open the hood when the engine is overheated. You could be seriously injured.

Observe the coolant temperature gauge to determine whether the engine may be overheated. If you see flames or smoke coming from the engine compartment, move away from the vehicle. Wait until the engine has cooled. If necessary, call the fire department.

You could be injured when the hood is open Ц even when the engine is turned off.

Parts of the engine can become very hot. To prevent burns, let the engine cool completely before touching any components on the vehicle. Comply with all relevant safety precautions.

To avoid injury, stay clear of moving parts when the hood is open and the engine is running.

The radiator fan may continue to run for approximately 30seconds or may even restart after the engine has been switched off. For this reason, you must not reach into the fan rotation area.

The engine is equipped with a transistorized ignition system. Because of the high voltage, it is dangerous to touch any components (ignition coils, spark plug sockets, diagnostic socket) of the ignition system: Х with the engine running Х while starting the engine Х when the ignition is switched on and the engine is turned manually

The windshield wipers and wiper linkage could be set in motion.

When the hood is open, you or others could be injured by the wiper linkage.

Make sure that the windshield wipers are switched off and that the SmartKey has been pulled out of the ignition lock before opening the hood.

Make sure that the windshield wipers are not folded away from the windshield. You could otherwise damage the windshield wipers or the hood.

Opening the hood

The release lever on the hood is in the footwell

The release lever on the hood is in the footwell on the left-hand side of the vehicle when viewed in the direction of travel.

Make sure that the windshield wipers are turned off.

Pull release lever 1 on the hood.

The hood is released.

► Lift the hood slightly.

Lift the hood slightly.

Push hood catch handle 2 in the direction of the arrow and lift the hood.

Closing the hood

When closing the hood, use extreme caution not to catch hands or fingers. Be careful that you do not close the hood on anyone.

Make sure the hood is securely engaged before driving off. Do not continue driving if the hood can no longer engage after an accident, for example. The hood could otherwise come loose while the vehicle is in motion and injure you and/or others.

Lower the hood and let it drop shut from a height of approximately 8 in. (20 cm).

Check that the hood has engaged properly.

If the hood can be raised slightly, it is not properly engaged. Open it again and close it with a little more force

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