Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Driving systems - Display messages - On-board computer and displays - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Driving systems

Display messages

 Not Permitted Level Selection Not Permitted

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

You cannot change the vehicle level, because:
you are exceeding the permissible speed for the selected vehicle level.
you are towing a trailer.
the trailer-coupling socket is being used, e.g. for a bicycle rack.
Drive more slowly and then select the desired vehicle level again.
Observe the notes on towing a trailer.

Display messages

 Down Compressor Cooling Down

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

You have selected a higher vehicle level. The compressor first needs to cool down because of frequent level changes.
Drive in a manner appropriate for the current vehicle level.
Make sure that there is sufficient ground clearance.
Allow the compressor to cool down.
When the compressor has cooled down, the display message disappears. The vehicle then continues rising to the selected level.

Display messages

 Possible causes/consequences and ► Malfunction

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

Level control is defective.
Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).
Make sure that there is sufficient ground clearance.
Have the vehicle checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 under 12 MPH Reduce speed to under 12 MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

Risk of accident

You are exceeding the speed permissible for the selected off-road level.
Adjust your driving style to the altered handling characteristics.
Only make slight steering movements and avoid fast steering movements.
Do not drive faster than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Display messages

 Possible causes/consequences and ► Rising Max. 12 MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The vehicle is being adjusted to off-road level 3. The display message informs you of the maximum speed permissible for offroad level 3.
Do not drive faster than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Display messages

 Possible causes/consequences and ► Max. 12 MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

You are driving in off-road level 3. The display message informs you of the maximum speed permissible for off-road level 3.
Do not drive faster than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Display messages

  Being lowered Max.

12 MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The vehicle is being lowered from off-road level 3 to off-road level 2. The display message informs you of the maximum speed permissible for off-road level 3.
Do not drive faster than 12 mph (20 km/h) until off-road level 2 has been reached.

Display messages

 Inoperative Locking System Inoperative Service Required

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The differential locks are defective.
Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).
Have the vehicle checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 Overheated - Wait Diff. Lock System Overheated - Wait briefly.

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The differential locks are too hot and have been disengaged.
Drive on carefully.
Allow the differential locks to cool down.
The differential locks reengage as soon as they have cooled down.

Display messages

 engage parking Stop vehicle, engage parking brake

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

A gearshift process has been canceled. LOW RANGE is in the neutral position. There is no connection between the engine and the drive wheels.
Pull over and stop the vehicle safely as soon as possible, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.
Engage the parking brake. Do not continue driving under any circumstances.
Repeat the gearshift process.

Display messages

 If parked engage Service Required If parked engage pk. brake

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

LOW RANGE is malfunctioning.
Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).
Engage the parking brake to park.
Have the vehicle checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 Possible causes/consequences and ► Max. Speed 25 MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

You have exceeded the maximum speed for the gearshift process.
Drive slower.
The gearshift process is carried out.

Display messages

 Possible causes/consequences and ► Max. Speed 40 MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

You have exceeded the maximum speed for the gearshift process.
Drive slower.
The gearshift process is carried out.

Display messages

 N Shift briefly into N

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

You have reduced the vehicle speed, but the automatic transmission is not in position N.
Briefly shift the automatic transmission to position N.

Display messages

 Canceled  Shifting Process Canceled Reactivate

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The gearshift process has been canceled.
Repeat the gearshift process.

Display messages

 Possible causes/consequences and ► Inoperative

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation) is deactivated due to a malfunction.
Have DSR checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 Blind Spot Assist Currently Unavailable, See Operator's Manual

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

Blind Spot Assist is temporarily inoperative if:
the sensors are dirty.
its function is impaired due to heavy rain or snow.
the radar sensor system is outside the operating temperature range.
the radar sensor system is temporarily inoperative, e.g. due to electromagnetic radiation emitted by nearby TV or radio stations or other sources of electromagnetic radiation.
The yellow light up in the exterior indicator lamps also light up in the exterior mirrors.
Blind Spot Assist is operational again and the display message disappears if:
the dirt (e.g. slush) drops away while the vehicle is in motion.
the system detects that the sensors are fully available again.
the radar sensor system is back within the operating temperature range.
If the display message continues to be displayed:
Clean the sensors.
Restart the engine.

Display messages

 Blind Spot Assist Inoperative

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

Blind Spot Assist is defective.
The yellow light up in the exterior indicator lamps also light up in the exterior mirrors.
Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 Cruise Control Inoperative

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

Cruise control is defective.
Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 Cruise Control --- MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

A condition for activating cruise control has not been fulfilled.
You attempted to save a speed of less than 20 mph (30 km/h).
If the situation allows, drive faster than 20 mph (30 km/h) and save the speed.
Check the activation conditions for cruise control.

Display messages

 DISTRONIC --- MPH

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

An activation condition for DISTRONIC is not fulfilled.
Check the activation conditions for DISTRONIC.

Display messages

 DISTRONIC Override

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

DISTRONIC is no longer controlling the speed of the vehicle.
Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

Display messages

 DISTRONIC Inoperative

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

DISTRONIC is defective or the display has failed.
Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Display messages

 DISTRONIC Currently Unavailable See Operator's Manual

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

DISTRONIC is deactivated and is temporarily inoperative if:
the DISTRONIC cover in the radiator grill is dirty.
its function is impaired due to heavy rain, snow or fog.
the radar sensor system is temporarily inoperative, e.g. due to electromagnetic radiation emitted by nearby TV or radio stations or other sources of electromagnetic radiation.
the radar sensor system has not detected any vehicles or stationary objects, e.g. traffic signs, for a long time.
the system is outside the operating temperature range.
DISTRONIC becomes available again and the display message disappears if:
the dirt (e.g. slush) drops away while the vehicle is in motion.
the system detects that the sensors are fully available again.
the system is within the operating temperature range.
If the display message continues to be displayed:
Clean the DISTRONIC cover in the radiator grill.
Restart the engine.

WARNING DISTRONIC cannot take weather conditions into account. Switch off DISTRONIC or 
DISTRONIC cannot take weather conditions into account. Switch off DISTRONIC or do not turn it on if the sensor is dirty or visibility is diminished as a result of snow, rain or fog. The distance control may be impaired even before the system is able to detect a dirty sensor. The DISTRONIC Currently Unavailable See Operator's Manual message will be displayed in the multifunction display and DISTRONIC will be turned off.

    Engine
    Display messages   Top Up Coolant See Operator's Manual Possible causes/consequences and ► Solutions The coolant level is too low. ► Add coolant, observing the warning notes ...

    Tires
    WARNING   Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause ...

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    Windshield Wiper/Washer
    The front and rear wiper controls are located on the turn and lane-change lever. Turn the band with the wiper symbol to control the windshield wipers. : For a single wipe, turn to , then release. ...

    Checking the coolant level
    Only check the coolant level when the vehicle is on a level surface and the engine has cooled down. ► Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. On vehicles with KEYLESS-GO, ...

    Automatic Dimming Mirror
    If the vehicle has the automatic dimming mirror, the driver outside mirror automatically adjusts for the glare of headlamps behind you. This feature is controlled by the on and off setting on the i ...