Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: DEF - Service products and capacities - Technical data - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: DEF

Important safety notes

For BlueTEC vehicles only.

DEF is a non-flammable, non-toxic, colorless, odorless and water-soluble fluid.

ISO 22241. Do not add any special Only use DEF that complies with ISO 22241. Do not add any special additives to DEF and do not thin DEF with water. This could destroy the BlueTEC exhaust gas aftertreatment.

contact with DEF immediately with water or Rinse surfaces that have come into contact with DEF immediately with water or remove DEF using a damp cloth and cold water. If the DEF has already crystallized, use a sponge and cold water to clean it. DEF residues crystallize after time and contaminate the affected surfaces.

High outside temperatures

If DEF heats up over 122 °F (50 °C ) for longer periods, e.g. as a result of direct sunlight on the DEF reservoir, DEF can decompose.

Ammonia vapors develop as a result.

WARNING When opening the filler cap of the DEF tank 
When opening the filler cap of the DEF tank ammonia gas vapors may escape. Refill DEF in a well ventilated area only. Ammonia gas vapors have a pungent odor and are particularly irritating for your skin, mucous membranes, and eyes. Inhaling ammonia gas vapors will cause burning eyes, nose, and throat, as well as coughing and watering eyes.

Low outside temperatures

DEF freezes at a temperature of approximately 12 °F (–11 °C ). The vehicle is equipped with a DEF preheating system when it leaves the factory. Winter operation is therefore also guaranteed at temperatures below 12 °F(–11 °C ).

Additives

22241. Do not use additives with DEF and Only use DEF in accordance with ISO 22241. Do not use additives with DEF and do not dilute DEF with water. This may destroy the BlueTEC exhaust gas aftertreatment system.

Damage resulting from the use of additives or water is not covered by the Mercedes- Benz Limited Warranty.

Purity

Assuring the purity of DEF is particularly important with respect to avoiding malfunctions in the exhaust gas aftertreatment system.

If DEF is pumped out of the DEF tank, e.g.

during repair work, it must not be returned to the tank. The purity of the fluid can no longer be guaranteed.

service products, cleaning agents or dust, Impurities in DEF, e.g. due to other service products, cleaning agents or dust, lead to increased emission values, system malfunctions, catalytic converter damage or damage to the BlueTEC system.

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