Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (third rowof seats) - Seats - Seats, steering wheel and mirrors - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (third rowof seats)

Important safety notes

WARNING To help avoid personal injury, the second-row 
To help avoid personal injury, the second-row seat backrests must be properly locked either in the upright position or, when using the expanded cargo volume, in the fully folded position while the vehicle is in motion.

If the right outer seat in the 2nd row of seats is in the entry/exit position, the display message: 2nd row of seats, righthand side not locked appears in the multifunction display.

When you fold the seat and backrest back until they engage, the display message disappears.

For further information on enlarging the cargo compartment (folding the 2nd row of seats forwards), see, and for information on folding the seats in the 3rd row up and down, see.

EASY-ENTRY feature

The release handle for the EASY-ENTRY feature is located on the side at the back of the right outer seat in the 2nd row of seats.

► Move the head restraint to the lowest

Move the head restraint to the lowest position.
Pull release handle 1 in the direction of the arrow to the pressure point and hold it in this position.

The backrest folds forwards.

► Pull release handle 1 again in the

Pull release handle 1 again in the direction of the arrow to the pressure point and hold it in this position.
Lift up the seat until it folds forwards.

Vehicles with memory function:

The right-hand front seat moves slightly forwards.

Entry position

Entry position

EASY-EXIT feature

The release loop for the EASY-EXIT feature is located at the bottom on the back of the right outer seat in the 2nd row of seats.

► Pull release loop 1 in the direction of

Pull release loop 1 in the direction of the arrow and hold it in this position.

The backrest folds forwards.
Pull release loop 1 again in the direction of the arrow and hold it in this position.
Lift up the seat until it folds forwards.

Vehicles with memory function:

The right-hand front seat moves slightly forwards.

Exit position

Exit position

Vehicles with memory function: call up the saved setting, to move the right-hand front seat to the saved position.

Moving the outer seats in the 2nd row back to the normal position

WARNING When occupants have entered or exited the 
When occupants have entered or exited the vehicle using the easy-entry/exit feature, before driving off make sure
the seats are properly locked
the seat backrests are in an upright position and are properly locked
If a seat and seat backrest are not properly locked, the seat could move forward and the seat backrest could fold. You could slide under the seat belt during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or in an accident. If you slide under it, the seat belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or even fatal injuries.

To lock the seat: fold back the seat until it engages.
Fold back the backrest until it engages.

Lean back firmly against the backrest to ensure that it is engaged.

Emergency exit for the 3rd row of seats

backrest of the left outer seat in the 2nd In an emergency, you can fold the backrest of the left outer seat in the 2nd row of seats forwards and open the lefthand rear door.

This may be required, for example, in the event of an accident or similar situation if you cannot leave the vehicle using the EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (3rd row of seats).

WARNING To help avoid personal injury when folding the 
To help avoid personal injury when folding the seat backrest forward, make sure you move both feet and legs all the way back and out of the way to avoid them contacting the seat as it pivots forward.
In order to prevent an accident or any other potentially dangerous situations when opening the rear door and exiting the vehicle, make sure you are aware of the traffic situation at all times.

► Move the head restraint to the lowest

Move the head restraint to the lowest position.
Pull release handle : in the direction of the arrow.

Fold backrest ; forwards.

Open the left-hand rear door.
Get out of the vehicle.

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