Towbar and trailer

Driving with a trailer under special conditions

Updated 7/23/2018

When driving with a trailer in hilly terrain in a hot climate there may be a risk of overheating.

The automatic gearbox selects the optimum gear related to load and engine speed.

In the event of overheating, a warning symbol illuminates in the driver display together with a message, see section "Overheating in the engine and drive system".

Steep inclines

Do not lock the automatic gearbox in a higher gear than the engine "can cope with" - it is not always a good idea to drive at a high gear with low engine speed.

Parking on a hill

Depress the brake pedal fully.

Activate the parking brake.

Select gear position P.

Release the brake pedal.

Block the wheels with chocks when parking a car with hitched trailer on a hill.

Starting on a hill

Depress the brake pedal fully.

Select gear position D.

Releasing the parking brake.

Release the brake pedal and start driving off.

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