Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Recovering a vehicle that has becomestuck - Towing and tow-starting - Breakdown assistance - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Recovering a vehicle that has becomestuck

straight line when pulling out a vehicle that 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 in loose or muddy ground, pull the vehicle out with extreme caution, particularly if it is laden.

Never attempt to recover a stuck vehicle with a trailer attached.

Pull out the vehicle backwards, if possible using the tracks it made when it became stuck.

    Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
    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 ...

    Tow-starting (emergency enginestarting)
    Vehicles with automatic transmission must not be started by tow-starting. This could otherwise damage the transmission. ...

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