Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Enlarging the cargo compartment - Stowage areas - Stowing and features - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Enlarging the cargo compartment

Important safety notes

WARNING When expanding the cargo volume, always 
When expanding the cargo volume, always fully fold the corresponding seats and, if so equipped, always use the cargo net when transporting cargo.
Unless you are transporting cargo, the seat backrests must remain properly locked in the upright position.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown around inside the vehicle. This can cause injury to vehicle occupants unless the items are securely fastened in the vehicle.
Always use the cargo tie-down rings.

WARNING Never drive a vehicle with the tailgate open. 
Never drive a vehicle with the tailgate open.
Deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

upwards before folding the rear bench seat Release and fold the seat cushion upwards before folding the rear bench seat forward. Otherwise, the backrests may be damaged.

When the backrest is folded forwards, the front seats cannot be moved to their rearmost position. Otherwise, the front seats and the rear bench seat could be damaged.

The left-hand and right-hand backrests in the second row of seats can be folded forwards separately to increase the cargo compartment capacity. On vehicles with a third row of seats, you must fold down the third row of seats beforehand to obtain maximum cargo compartment enlargement.

Parcel nets
WARNING   Vehicles with Occupant Classification System (OCS) Do not place objects with a combined weight of more than 4.4 lbs (2 kg) into the parcel net on the back of the front passeng ...

Folding the rear bench seat forwards
If the driver's or front-passenger seat is set for a larger person, it may not be possible to fold the rear bench seat forwards. In this case, move the front seats as far forward as possible. ...

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Capacities and Specifications
The following approximate capacities are given in metric and English conversions. See Recommended Fluids and Lubricants   for more information. ...

Engine Exhaust
WARNING Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. Exposure to CO can cause unconsciousness and even death. Exhaust may enter the vehicle if: The vehicle ...

Connecting a USB Storage Device or iPodВ®
To connect a USB storage device, connect the device to the USB port located in the instrument panel storage area. See Instrument Panel Storage  for more information. The USB port can be used ...