Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: Parking brake - Parking - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: Parking brake

WARNING Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle 
Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle is in motion can cause the rear wheels to lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle and cause an accident. In addition, the vehicle's brake lights do not light up when the parking brake is engaged.

WARNING When leaving the vehicle, always remove the 
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the SmartKey from the starter switch, take it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could release the parking brake and/or shift the automatic transmission out of park position P, either of which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

► To apply: depress parking brake 2

To apply: depress parking brake 2 firmly.

When the engine is running, the (USA (USA only) or lamp (Canada only) indicator lamp lights up in the instrument cluster.

To release: depress the brake pedal and keep it depressed.

Pull release handle 1.

When the ignition is switched on or the engine is running, the or  (Canada only) indicator lamp (USA only) or goes out (Canada only) indicator lamp goes out in the instrument cluster.

    Switching off the engine
    Important safety notes WARNING   Do not turn off the engine before the vehicle has come to a complete stop. With the engine not running, there is no power assistance for the brake and s ...

    Parking the vehicle for a long period
    If you leave the vehicle parked for longer than four weeks, the battery may be damaged by exhaustive discharge. ► Connect a trickle charger. You can obtain information about trickle ch ...

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    Lamps On Reminder
    This light comes on whenever the parking lamps are on. See Exterior Lamp Controls   for more information. ...

    Airbag System
    The vehicle has the following airbags: A frontal airbag for the driver. A frontal airbag for the right front passenger. A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver. A seat-mounted side ...

    Lumbar Adjustment
    Manual Lumbar   If available, move the handle forward or rearward to increase or decrease lumbar support. Power Lumbar If available, press and hold the front or rear of control to incre ...