Anyone notice the warning in the Owner's Manual about setting Park on the tranny BEFORE setting the parking brake?
This is a bit unusual for me since I always use the Park rather than the parking brake. My driveway also has a slight incline to the garage. IF I set the park on that incline, the car apparently drifts back against the parking pawl and can LOCK it into place. The manual states HOW you can release it if that happens and you can't pull it out. Briefly, you must remove the disk holder bin along side the tranny lever, reach in and pop the tranny out of park.
I also notice when I put the tranny into park on the incline, that the tranny would "thunk" when shifting to reverse. So, it appears that one should NOT use the park position as a "park" arrangement unless first applying the parking brake. Apparently, the Germans currently have a different view for the use of "Park" which I never had happen on my 2 earlier Benz's.
The other way is an old, old habit with me and will take a lot of retraining of this old dog. But for me as of now, no more using the park position only for holding the car on an incline, for sure.
Don't want to induce any tranny troubles.