Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Notes for 4MATIC vehicles - Towing and tow-starting - Breakdown assistance - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Notes for 4MATIC vehicles

with either the front or the rear axle raised, Vehicles with 4MATIC must not be towed with either the front or the rear axle raised, as doing so will damage the transmission.

If the vehicle has transmission damage or damage to the front or rear axle, have it transported on a transporter or trailer.

In the event of damage to the electrical system

If the battery is defective, the automatic transmission will be locked in position P. To shift the automatic transmission to position N, you must provide power to the vehicle's electrical system in the same way as when jump-starting.

Have the vehicle transported on a transporter or trailer.

    Transporting the vehicle
    The towing eyes or trailer tow hitch can be used to pull the vehicle onto a trailer or transporter if you wish to transport it. ► Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. ...

    Recovering a vehicle that has becomestuck
    Pull away smoothly, slowly, and in a straight line when pulling out a vehicle that has become stuck. Excessive tractive power could damage the vehicles. If the drive wheels have become stuck i ...

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    General information
    If you cannot lock or unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey, either the battery in the SmartKey is discharged, the SmartKey is faulty or the starter battery is discharged. ► Check the battery ...

    Fuel Gauge
    When the ignition is on, the fuel gauge shows about how much fuel the vehicle has left in the tank. An arrow on the fuel gauge indicates the side of the vehicle the fuel door is on. The gauge wi ...

    Problems with your vehicle
    If you should experience a problem with your vehicle, particularly one that you believe may affect its safe operation, we urge you to contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have ...