Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: ESP® trailer stabilization - ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) - Driving safety systems - Safety - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: ESP® trailer stabilization

If your vehicle with trailer (vehicle/trailer combination) begins to lurch, you can only stabilize the vehicle/trailer combination by depressing the brake firmly.

In this situation, ESP® assists you and can detect if the vehicle/trailer combination begins to lurch. ESP® slows the vehicle down by braking and limiting the engine output until the vehicle/trailer combination has stabilized.

Trailer stabilization is active from a speed of approximately 40 mph(65 km/h).

WARNING The system will not be able to assist when the 
The system will not be able to assist when the trailer jackknifes
if the ESP® has switched off due to a malfunction
on wet or icy roads
on roads with slippery surface
in sand or gravel
Trailers with a high center of gravity may tip over before the system recognizes swaying of the trailer.

Trailer stabilization does not work if ESP® is deactivated or disengaged because of a malfunction

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