Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Notes for 4MATIC vehicles - Towing and tow-starting - Breakdown assistance - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owners ManualMercedes-Benz E-Class: 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 rear axle, have it transported on a transporter or trailer.

In the event of damage to the electrical system

If the battery is defective, the automatic transmission will be locked in position P. To shift the automatic transmission to position N, you must provide power to the vehicle's electrical system in the same way as when jump-starting.

Have the vehicle transported on a transporter or trailer.

    Transporting the vehicle
    The towing eye can be used to pull the vehicle onto a trailer or transporter for transporting purposes. •► Turn the SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock. •► Shift the au ...

    Tow-starting (emergency starting)
    Vehicles with automatic transmission must not be started by tow-starting. This could otherwise damage the transmission. ...

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