Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Transporting the vehicle - Towing and tow-starting - Breakdown assistance - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Transporting the vehicle

The towing eyes or trailer tow hitch can be used to pull the vehicle onto a trailer or transporter if you wish to transport it.

Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock.
Shift the automatic transmission to position N.

As soon as the vehicle is loaded:

Prevent the vehicle from rolling away by applying the parking brake.
Shift the automatic transmission to position P.
Turn the SmartKey to position 0 in the ignition lock and remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock.
Secure the vehicle.

or wheel rims, not by parts of the vehicle Only lash the vehicle down by the wheels or wheel rims, not by parts of the vehicle such as axle or steering components.

Otherwise, the vehicle could be damaged.

    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 brake force booster do not work when the engine is not runnin ...

    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 ...

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    Important safety notes
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    Latch child restraint anchor points
    LATCH anchorage child restraints can only be fitted to the outer seat positions on the second row of seats. This symbol is shown on a label sewn into the seats to indicate the position of the L ...