Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Towing a vehicle with both axles onthe ground - Towing and tow-starting - Breakdown assistance - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Towing a vehicle with both axles onthe ground

When having your vehicle towed, observe the important safety notes.

WARNING The power assistance for the steering and the 
The power assistance for the steering and the brake force booster do not work when the engine is not running. You will then need much more effort to brake and steer the vehicle. Adapt your style of driving accordingly.

The automatic transmission automatically shifts to position P when you open the driver's or front-passenger door or when you remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock. In order to ensure that the automatic transmission stays in position N when towing the vehicle, you must observe the following points:

Make sure that the vehicle is stationary and the SmartKey in the ignition lock is in position 0.
Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock.

On vehicles with KEYLESS-GO, use the key instead of the Start/Stop button.

Depress and hold the brake pedal.
Shift the automatic transmission to position N.
Release the brake pedal.
Release the parking brake.
Leave the SmartKey in position 2 in the ignition lock.

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