Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Seats - Seats, steering wheel and mirrors - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Seats

Important safety notes

WARNING In order to avoid possible loss of vehicle 
In order to avoid possible loss of vehicle control, all seat, head restraint, steering wheel and rear view mirror adjustments, as well as fastening of seat belts, must be done before setting the vehicle in motion.

WARNING Do not adjust the driver's seat while driving. 
Do not adjust the driver's seat while driving.
Adjusting the seat while driving could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Never travel in a moving vehicle with the seat backrest in an excessively reclined position as this can be dangerous. You could slide under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide under it, the seat belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. This could cause serious or fatal injuries. The seat backrest and seat belts provide the best restraint when the wearer is in a position that is as upright as possible and seat belts are properly positioned on the body.

WARNING Your seat belt must be adjusted so that you 
Your seat belt must be adjusted so that you can correctly fasten your seat belt.
Observe the following points:
adjust the seat backrest until your arms are slightly angled when holding the steering wheel.
adjust the seat to a comfortable seating position that still allows you to reach the accelerator/brake pedal safely. The position should be as far back as possible with the driver still able to operate the controls properly.
adjust the head restraint so that it is as close to the head as possible and the center of the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level.
never place hands under the seat or near any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Failure to do so could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

WARNING The electrically adjustable seats can be 
The electrically adjustable seats can be operated at any time. Therefore, do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child's unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

WARNING According to accident statistics, children are 
According to accident statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend that children be placed in the rear seats whenever possible. Regardless of seating position, children 12 years old and under must be seated and properly secured in an appropriately sized infant restraint, toddler restraint, or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the child. For additional information, see "Children in the vehicle".
A child's risk of serious or fatal injuries is significantly increased if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle and/ or the child is not properly secured in the child restraint.

WARNING For your protection, drive only with properly 
For your protection, drive only with properly positioned head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint so that it is as close to the head as possible and the center of the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.

heating, observe the following information: To avoid damage to the seats and the seat heating, observe the following information:

keep liquids from spilling on the seats. If liquid is spilled on the seats, dry them as soon as possible.

if the seat covers are damp or wet, do not switch on the seat heating. The seat heating should also not be used to dry the seats.

clean the seat covers as recommended; see the "Interior care" section.

do not transport heavy loads on the seats. Do not place sharp objects on the seat cushions, e.g. knives, nails or tools.

The seats should only be occupied by passengers, if possible.

when the seat heating is in operation, do not cover the seats with insulating materials, e.g. blankets, coats, bags, seat covers, child seats or booster seats.

there are no objects in the footwell or When you move the seats, make sure that there are no objects in the footwell or behind the seats. Otherwise, you could damage the seats and the objects.

forwards, the front seats cannot be moved When the rear bench seat is folded forwards, the front seats cannot be moved to their rearmost position. You could otherwise damage the seats and the rear bench seat.

before adjusting the backrest and head Make sure that the sun visor is folded up before adjusting the backrest and head restraint height. The head restraint and sun visor could otherwise collide when the head restraint is fully extended.

can be removed. The rear-compartment head restraints can be removed.

Please contact an authorized Mercedes- Benz Center for more information.

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