Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: DEF - Refueling - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: DEF

Important notes on use

To function properly, BlueTEC exhaust gas aftertreatment must be operated with the reducing agent DEF. Adding DEF is one of the tasks performed during maintenance. Under normal operating conditions, a tank of DEF lasts until the next service due date.

When the DEF supply has almost run out, the Check Additive See Operator's Manual message is shown in the multifunction display.

When the DEF supply sinks to a minimum level, the Remaining Starts: 16 message is shown in the multifunction display.

When the Remaining Starts: 16 message is shown in the multifunction display, you can start the engine 16 more times. If DEF is not added, it is then not possible to start the engine again. Fill the DEF tank with about 1 gal (3.8 l) DEF or have the DEF tank refilled at a qualified specialist workshop.

Use the special DEF refill bottle when filling between maintenance intervals. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center with any questions or, if necessary, contact Roadside Assistance.

Further information about BlueTEC exhaust gas aftertreatment and DEF is available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.

Adding DEF

WARNING Make sure 
Make sure
DEF does not come into contact with skin, eyes, or clothing
to keep DEF out of the reach of children If you and/or others have come into contact with DEF:
If DEF has gotten into contact with eyes, flush with plenty of water immediately and seek medical help.
Clean affected skin immediately with plenty of water.
If DEF was swallowed, rinse mouth immediately with plenty of water and drink plenty of water. Consult a physician.

WARNING If you open the DEF tank cap at high 
If you open the DEF tank cap at high temperatures, ammonia vapors can be released.
Ammonia vapors have a pungent odor and are particularly irritating to:
skin
mucous membranes
eyes
You may experience a burning sensation in your eyes, nose and throat, as well as coughing and watering of the eyes.
Do not inhale any ammonia vapors that may be released. Only refill the DEF tank in well ventilated areas.

ISO 22241. Do not add any special Only use DEF that complies with ISO 22241. Do not add any special additives to DEF and do not thin DEF with water. This could destroy the BlueTEC exhaust gas aftertreatment.

If the outside temperature is lower than Ò11 °C, damage may occur when topping up.

If DEF is frozen and there is an active warning indicator, topping up may not be possible.

Park the vehicle in a warmer place, e.g. in a garage, until DEF has become fluid again.

Filling is then possible again. Alternatively, have the DEF tank refilled at a qualified specialist workshop.

contact with DEF immediately with water or Rinse surfaces that have come into contact with DEF immediately with water or remove DEF using a damp cloth and cold water. If the DEF has already crystallized, use a sponge and cold water to clean it. DEF residues crystallize after time and contaminate the affected surfaces.

added to the fuel tank. If DEF is added to DEF is not a fuel additive and must not be added to the fuel tank. If DEF is added to the fuel tank, this can lead to engine damage.

intervals, add approximately 1 gallon (3.8 l) If you are adding between maintenance intervals, add approximately 1 gallon (3.8 l) of DEF to the DEF tank. One gallon (3.8 l) of DEF is approximately 2 DEF refill bottles.

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The DEF filler neck is under the cargo compartment floor.

Switch off the ignition.
Open the tailgate.
Lift up the trunk floor.

► Turn DEF cap 1 counter-clockwise and

Turn DEF cap 1 counter-clockwise and remove it.

► Turn DEF filler cap 2 counter-clockwise

Turn DEF filler cap 2 counter-clockwise and open it.

Filler cap 2 is secured with a plastic strap.

► Unscrew the covering cap from DEF

Unscrew the covering cap from DEF refill bottle 3.
Place DEF refill bottle 3 on the filler neck as shown and screw on clockwise handtight.

Only screw on the DEF refill bottle handtight.

It could otherwise be damaged.

Press DEF refill bottle 3 down.

The DEF tank is filled. This may take up to one minute.

down, the filling process stops and the If the DEF refill bottle is no longer pressed down, the filling process stops and the partially emptied bottle can be removed.

Release DEF refill bottle 3.
Turn DEF refill bottle 3 counter-clockwise and remove it.
Place DEF filler cap ; on the filler neck and turn it clockwise.

► Insert DEF cap 1 as shown and turn it

Insert DEF cap 1 as shown and turn it clockwise as far as it will go.
Fold the cargo compartment floor down.
Close the tailgate.
Drive at a speed above 10 mph (16 km/h).

The Check Additive See Operator's Manual message goes out after approximately one minute.

Operator's Manual message remains If the Check Additive See Operator's Manual message remains shown in the multifunction display, add an additional bottle of DEF.

qualified specialist workshop and Then, have the DEF supply checked at a qualified specialist workshop and completely refilled if necessary.

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