Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Cruise control - Driving systems - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Cruise control

Important safety notes

Cruise control maintains a constant road speed for you. It brakes automatically in order to avoid exceeding the set speed. On long and steep downhill gradients, especially if the vehicle is laden or towing a trailer, you must select shift range 1, 2 or 3 in good time. By doing so, you will make use of the braking effect of the engine, which relieves the load on the brake system and prevents the brakes from overheating and wearing too quickly.

Use cruise control only if road and traffic conditions make it appropriate to maintain a steady speed for a prolonged period. You can set any road speed above 20 mph (30 km/h).

WARNING The cruise control is a convenience system 
The cruise control is a convenience system designed to assist the driver during vehicle operation. The driver is and must always remain responsible for the vehicle's speed and for safe brake operation.
Only use the cruise control if the road, traffic, and weather conditions make it advisable to travel at a constant speed.
The use of the cruise control can be dangerous on winding roads or in heavy traffic because conditions do not allow safe driving at a constant speed.
The use of the cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in tire traction can result in wheel spin and loss of control.
Deactivate the cruise control when driving in fog.
The "Resume" function should only be operated if the driver is fully aware of the previously set speed and wishes to resume this particular preset speed.

WARNING When cruise control brakes, the brake pedal is pulled back (i.e. operated 
When cruise control brakes, the brake pedal is pulled back (i.e. operated automatically)
The area around the pedal must not be blocked by obstacles:
Do not place any objects in the footwell.
Ensure that floormats and carpets are fixed securely. In particular, do not place several floormats on top of one another.
Do not place your foot under the brake pedal, as it could become trapped.
Non-compliance could lead you to cause an accident in which you and/or others could be seriously injured.

during off-road driving. Cruise control should not be activated during off-road driving.

Cruise control lever
1 To store the current speed or a higher speed 2 To store the current speed or a lower speed 3 To deactivate cruise control 4 To store the current speed or to call up the last stored speed Wh ...

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