97: Front and rear jacking points for lifting platform or jack
Inadequate securing of vehicle
An unsecured or incorrectly secured vehicle can move unintentionally or tip or fall off lifting equipment such as a jack or lifting platform. This can cause serious injuries and damage.
Raise the vehicle using a jack on a solid and flat surface only.
Raise the vehicle only at the prescribed jacking points (Fig. 97) on the vehicle underbody.
To avoid serious damage, never jack up the vehicle at the engine, transmission or at the axles.
Always place the vehicle on solid supports when working under the vehicle.
Never start the engine when the vehicle is raised. Engine vibrations can cause the vehicle to fall.
When working with the engine running, always apply the electric parking brake and move the gear lever to the neutral position or the PDK selector lever to position P.
Please see chapter "Changing a wheel" on page 285.
Control operation of the level control system
A vehicle on which the level control system is activated can move unexpectedly or tip or fall off lifting equipment, e.g. a jack or lifting platform. This can cause serious injuries and damage.
Manually set normal level and switch off the level control system before lifting the vehicle.
Please see chapter "Switching the level control system on and off" on page 221.
Raising vehicle with the jack
The jack is only supplied on vehicles with a collapsible spare wheel.
The jack is stored with the tool kit under the loadspace floor at the left.
Please see chapter "Removing the tool kit" on page 302.
On vehicles with level control: the level control system is switched off.
Vehicle is secured to prevent it from rolling away.
The jacking area for the jack on the vehicle is clean.
Only attach the jack at the jacking points provided. The foot of the jack must make contact over its entire area and must be positioned directly below the head piece.
Use a suitable support surface if necessary.
On vehicles with level control: Switch off the level control system.
Hold the jack tightly and wind it up until its head fits into the jacking point on the vehicle.
When positioning the jack, make sure that the head of the jack is seated correctly in the cutout of the jacking point (Fig. 97).
Jack the vehicle up until only the wheel to be changed is completely off the ground.