Date of printing:05/16/2022
Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Transporting loads with the vehicle | Loading guidelines]
Owner's Manual version: 06-13
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When objects are unsecured or inadequately secured, they can slip, turn over or be thrown about, striking vehicle occupants. This also applies to:
Always stow objects in such a way that they cannot be tossed about. Before travelling, secure objects, luggage or load to prevent them slipping or tipping over. If you remove a seat, store it preferably outside the vehicle.
As a result of improperly placed or unevenly distributed loads, the centre of gravity of the load being transported may be too high or too far back. This can significantly impair handling as well as steering and braking characteristics. There is a risk of an accident.
When the permissible wheel loads, axle loads and/or the maximum permissible gross vehicle weight are exceeded, driving safety is compromised. The handling as well as steering and braking characteristics may be significantly impaired. Overloaded tyres may overheat, causing them to burst. There is a risk of an accident.
Always observe the operating instructions of the respective manufacturer when using suitable load securing aids or lashing material and particularly the information on the end of service life contained in these Operating Instructions.
Load securing aids or lashing material must not be used if there is:
These types of load securing aids or lashing material are worn out; they should not be used and must be replaced. If you use load securing aids or lashing materials which are worn out, the load may not be sufficiently secured and could cause damage to property.
In the event of an accident, have a damaged luggage compartment floor or loading area, the lashing eyelets and the lashing material checked at a specialist workshop. Otherwise, the load may not be correctly secured the next time anything is stowed.
Even if you adhere to all the loading guidelines, an increased payload increases the risk of injury in the event of an accident. Observe the tips in the "Securing a load" more and "Load distribution" more sections.
You will find information about the maximum roof load and maximum tailgate load in the "Technical data" section more. You will find information about roof carriers in the "Carrier systems" section more.
Observe the notes on load distribution more.
Secure the load more.
Combustion engines emit poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide. If the tailgate/rear door is open when the engine is running, particularly if the vehicle is moving, exhaust fumes could enter the passenger compartment. There is a risk of poisoning.