Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Restricting the shift range - Shift ranges - Automatic transmission - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Restricting the shift range

X Press the selector lever to the left towards D–.

The automatic transmission shifts down one gear and restricts the shift range to the relevant gear.

transmission protects against engine damage by not shifting down. If the engine exceeds the maximum engine speed when shifting down, the automatic transmission protects against engine damage by not shifting down.

to accelerate, the automatic transmission shifts up in order to prevent the engine If the maximum engine speed for the shift range is reached and you continue to accelerate, the automatic transmission shifts up in order to prevent the engine from overrevving, even if the shift range is restricted.

Derestricting the shift range

Briefly press the selector lever to the right towards D+. The shift range is derestricted.

Clearing the shift range restriction

Press and hold the selector lever towards D+ until D is shown once more in the multifunction display. The automatic transmission shifts from the current shift range directly to D.

Selecting the ideal shift range

Press the selector lever to the left towards D– and hold it in position. The automatic transmission shifts to the gear which allows optimum acceleration and deceleration. To do this, the automatic transmission shifts down one or more gears.

Problems with the transmission

Problem

The transmission has problems shifting gear.

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The transmission is losing oil.

Have the transmission checked at a qualified specialist workshop, e.g. an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, immediately.

Problem

The acceleration ability is deteriorating. The transmission no longer changes gear.

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

The transmission is in emergency mode. It is only possible to shift into second gear and reverse gear.

  • Stop the vehicle.
  • Shift the transmission to position P.
  • Switch off the engine.
  • Wait at least 10 seconds before restarting the engine.
  • Shift the transmission to position D or R. If D is selected, the transmission shifts into second gear; if R is selected, the transmission shifts into reverse gear.
  • Have the transmission checked at a qualified specialist workshop, e.g. an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, immediately.
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