Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Parking brake - Parking - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Parking brake

WARNING Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle 
Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion can cause the rear wheels to lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident. In addition, the vehicle's brake lights do not light up when the parking brake is engaged.

WARNING When leaving the vehicle, always remove the 
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the starter switch, take it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could release the parking brake and/or shift the automatic transmission out of park position P, either of which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

► To apply: depress parking brake 2

To apply: depress parking brake 2 firmly.

When the engine is running, the (USA (USA only) or lamp (Canada only) indicator lamp lights up in the instrument cluster.

To release: depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

Pull release handle 1.

When the ignition is switched on or the engine is running, the or  (Canada only) indicator lamp (USA only) or goes out (Canada only) indicator lamp goes out in the instrument cluster.

    Switching off the engine
    Important safety notes WARNING   Do not turn off the engine before the vehicle has come to a complete stop. With the engine not running, there is no power assistance for the brake and s ...

    Parking the vehicle for a long period
    If you leave the vehicle parked for longer than four weeks, the battery may be damaged by exhaustive discharge. ► Connect a trickle charger. You can obtain information about trickle ch ...

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    Hiding a service message
    ► Press the R reset button on the instrument cluster. ...

    Airbag System Check
    The airbag system does not need regularly scheduled maintenance or replacement. Make sure the airbag readiness light is working. See Airbag Readiness Light  . Notice: If an airbag covering is ...

    Monitoring range of the sensors
    Blind Spot Assist monitors the area shown in the figure up to 10 ft (3 m) behind and immediately adjacent to your vehicle. WARNING   Blind Spot Assist monitors certain areas in the im ...