Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Important safety notes - Cargo compartment - Opening/closing - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Important safety notes

Important safety notes Do not leave the SmartKey in the cargo compartment. You could otherwise lock yourself out

WARNING When leaving the vehicle, always remove the 
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock. Always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle.
Do not leave children unsupervised in the vehicle, even if they are secured in a child restraint system, and do not give them access to an unlocked vehicle. A child's unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury. They could:
injure themselves on vehicle parts
be seriously or fatally injured by extreme heat or cold
injure themselves or have an accident with vehicle equipment that may still be in operation even after the SmartKey has been removed from the ignition, such as the seat adjustment, steering wheel adjustment or memory function.
If children open a door, they could cause severe or even fatal injury to other persons; if they get out of the vehicle, they could injure themselves when doing so or be seriously or even fatally injured by any passing traffic.
Do not expose the child restraint system to direct sunlight. The child restraint system's metal parts, for example, could become very hot, and a child could be burned on these parts.

WARNING Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the 
Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the passenger compartment or cargo compartment unless they are firmly secured in place.
Unsecured or improperly positioned cargo increases a child's risk of injury in the event
of
strong braking maneuvers
sudden changes of direction
an accident

WARNING Make sure the tailgate is closed when the 
Make sure the tailgate is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among other dangers, deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.

rear when opened. Therefore, make sure The tailgate swings upwards and to the rear when opened. Therefore, make sure that there is sufficient clearance above and behind the tailgate.

To open the tailgate completely, a minimum clearance of 7.40 ft (2.25 m) above the ground is necessary.

You can:

open and close the tailgate manually from outside
open and close the tailgate automatically from outside
open and close the tailgate automatically from inside
open the tailgate manually from inside
limit the opening angle of the tailgate

    Opening/closing from the outside
    Opening ► Press the button on the SmartKey. ► Pull handle 1. ► Raise the tailgate. Closing WARNING   To prevent possible personal injury, always keep hands and f ...

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