Car-Tv MBZ-324 Operator`s manual

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Order No. 6515 4272 13 Part No. 164 584 72 82 USA Edition D 2007
GL-Class
Operator’s Manual
GL-Class
GL 320 CDI
GL 450
Our company and staff congratulate you
on the purchase of your new
Mercedes-Benz.
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Please read this manual carefully,
then return it to your vehicle where it
will be handy for your reference.
Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company
name. Furthermore, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as
easy as possible to operate and provide
years of service.
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Please follow the recommendations
contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz.
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Please pay attention to the warnings
and cautions contained in this manual.
They are designed to help improve the
safety of the vehicle operator and occupants.
Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To help assure your driving pleasure,
and also the safety of you and your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of time:
We extend our best wishes for many miles
of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
Contents
Introduction .......................................... 9
Product information................................ 9
Operator’s Manual ............................... 10
Service and warranty information .. 10
Important notice for California
retail buyers and lessees of
Mercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11
Maintenance .................................. 12
Roadside Assistance ...................... 12
Change of address or ownership.... 13
Operating your vehicle
outside the USA or Canada ............ 13
Where to find it.................................... 15
Symbols............................................... 16
Operating safety .................................. 17
Proper use of the vehicle ............... 17
Problems with your vehicle.................. 18
Reporting safety defects...................... 19
Reporting safety defects ................ 19
Vehicle data recording......................... 20
Information regarding electronic
recording devices........................... 20
At a glance .......................................... 21
Exterior view......................................... 22
Cockpit................................................. 24
Instrument cluster ................................ 26
Instrument cluster ................................ 28
Multifunction steering wheel ................ 30
Center console ..................................... 31
Upper part (Vehicles without
enhanced off-road package*) ......... 31
Upper part (Vehicles with
enhanced off-road package*) ......... 32
Lower part ...................................... 33
Overhead control panel ........................ 34
Door control panel................................ 35
Storage compartments......................... 36
Getting started ...................................
Unlocking .............................................
Unlocking with the SmartKey .........
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*.........
Starter switch positions..................
Adjusting ..............................................
Seats ..............................................
Steering wheel................................
Mirrors............................................
Driving..................................................
Fastening the seat belts .................
Starting the engine .........................
Parking brake .................................
Driving off .......................................
Switching on headlamps.................
Turn signals ....................................
Windshield wipers...........................
Rear window wiper/washer............
Problems while driving....................
Parking and locking..............................
Parking brake .................................
Switching off headlamps.................
Turning off the engine.....................
Releasing seat belts........................
Locking ...........................................
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Safety and Security ........................... 73
Occupant safety................................... 74
Air bags .......................................... 76
Occupant Classification System* ... 81
BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system (Canada only) ..................... 87
Seat belts ....................................... 88
Active head restraint ...................... 92
Rear head restraints....................... 93
Children in the vehicle.................... 93
Blocking of rear door
window operation......................... 100
Panic alarm ........................................ 102
Activating ..................................... 102
Deactivating ................................. 102
Driving safety systems....................... 103
ABS .............................................. 103
BAS .............................................. 105
ESP® ............................................. 105
EBP............................................... 109
4-ETS............................................ 109
Anti-theft systems.............................. 111
Immobilizer................................... 111
Anti-theft alarm system ................ 111
Controls in detail .............................
Locking and unlocking .......................
SmartKey .....................................
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ......
Checking batteries in the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* ..............................
Loss of the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ......
Opening the doors
from the inside .............................
Tailgate/Power tailgate*..............
Automatic central locking ............
Locking and unlocking
from the inside .............................
Seats .................................................
Easy-entry/exit feature for
third-row seats .............................
Front seat active head restraints .
Rear seats ....................................
Lumbar support............................
Multicontour seat*.......................
Seat heating*...............................
Seat ventilation* ..........................
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Memory function* .............................
Storing positions into memory .....
Recalling positions from memory.
Lighting .............................................
Exterior lamp switch ....................
Combination switch .....................
Corner-illuminating
front fog lamps*...........................
Hazard warning flasher ................
Interior lighting ............................
Door entry lamps .........................
Cargo compartment lamp ............
Instrument cluster .............................
Adjusting instrument
cluster illumination ......................
Resetting trip odometer ...............
Tachometer..................................
Outside temperature indicator .....
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Control system ..................................
Multifunction display....................
Multifunction steering wheel........
Menus ..........................................
Standard display menu ................
Audio menu..................................
NAV* menu..................................
Off-road menu..............................
DISTRONIC* menu.......................
Vehicle status message
memory menu..............................
Settings menu..............................
Vehicle configuration ...................
Trip computer menu.....................
TEL* menu ...................................
Automatic transmission.....................
Gear selector lever.......................
Shifting procedure .......................
Transmission positions.................
Driving tips...................................
Gear ranges .................................
Steering wheel gearshift control ..
Emergency operation
(Limp-Home Mode) ......................
Transfer case.....................................
LOW RANGE mode* .....................
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Differential locks* .............................. 206
A few words about differentials
and differential locks* .................. 206
Switching differential locks*......... 207
Good visibility ..................................... 210
Headlamp cleaning system* ......... 210
Rear view mirrors.......................... 210
Power folding exterior
rear view mirrors*......................... 211
Sun visors ..................................... 213
Rear panorama roof sunshade ...... 214
Rear window defroster.................. 215
Climate control................................... 216
Deactivating the
climate control system ................. 220
Operating the climate control
system in automatic mode............ 220
Setting the temperature................ 221
Adjusting air distribution............... 221
Adjusting air volume ..................... 222
Air vents in the roof liner
over the second-row seats*.......... 222
Front defroster.............................. 223
Air recirculation mode .................. 224
Air conditioning............................. 226
Residual heat and ventilation........ 227
Rear climate control* ................... 228
3-zone automatic climate control*..... 230
Deactivating the automatic
climate control system ................. 234
Operating the automatic
climate control system
in automatic mode........................ 235
Setting the temperature ............... 235
Adjusting air distribution .............. 236
Adjusting air volume ..................... 237
Front defroster ............................. 237
Maximum cooling MAXCOOL........ 239
Air recirculation mode .................. 239
Air conditioning ............................ 241
Using driver-side settings
for all temperature zones.............. 242
Residual heat and ventilation........ 242
Rear automatic climate control..... 243
Power windows .................................. 248
Opening and closing ..................... 248
Synchronizing the door windows .. 251
Summer opening feature .............. 251
Convenience closing feature......... 252
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Power tilt/sliding sunroof* ................
Opening and closing.....................
Synchronizing...............................
Driving systems .................................
Cruise control...............................
Distronic*.....................................
Distance warning function*..........
Downhill Speed Regulation
(DSR)............................................
Off-road driving program
(Vehicles without
enhanced off-road package*).......
Air suspension package ...............
Adaptive Damping System
(ADS)*..........................................
Vehicle level control .....................
Parktronic system* ......................
Rear view camera*.......................
Loading ..............................................
Carriers* ......................................
Loading instructions.....................
Cargo tie-down rings ....................
Hooks...........................................
Expanding cargo compartment ....
Cargo compartment cover blind...
Cargo net* ...................................
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Storage compartments ................
Parcel nets ...................................
Cup holders..................................
Ashtrays* .....................................
Cigarette lighter* .........................
Power outlets ...............................
Floormats*...................................
Seat cover under
third-row seats .............................
Heated steering wheel* ...............
Telephone* ..................................
Tele Aid ........................................
Garage door opener .....................
Compass ......................................
Infrared reflecting windshield*.....
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Operation .........................................
The first 1000 miles (1500 km) .........
Driving instructions ...........................
Drive sensibly – save fuel.............
Drinking and driving .....................
Pedals ..........................................
Power assistance .........................
Brakes..........................................
Driving off ....................................
Parking.........................................
Tires.............................................
Hydroplaning................................
Tire traction .................................
Tire speed rating ..........................
Winter driving instructions ...........
Standing water.............................
Off-road driving ............................
Trailer towing ...............................
Passenger compartment..............
Driving abroad .............................
Control and operation of
radio transmitters ........................
Catalytic converter
(gasoline engine)..........................
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine)
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Emission control ..........................
Coolant temperature....................
At the gas station ..............................
Refueling......................................
Check regularly and
before a long trip..........................
Engine compartment .........................
Hood ............................................
Engine oil .....................................
Transmission fluid level................
Coolant level ................................
Windshield/rear window
washer system and
headlamp cleaning system* ........
Tires and wheels................................
Important guidelines ....................
Tire care and maintenance...........
Direction of rotation.....................
Loading the vehicle ......................
Recommended tire
inflation pressure .........................
Checking tire inflation pressure ...
Tire labeling..................................
Load identification .......................
DOT, Tire Identification
Number (TIN) ...............................
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Maximum tire load ........................ 412
Maximum tire inflation pressure ... 412
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Standards (U.S. vehicles).............. 413
Tire ply material ............................ 415
Tire and loading terminology......... 415
Rotating tires ................................ 418
Winter driving ..................................... 420
Winter tires ................................... 420
Snow chains.................................. 421
Maintenance....................................... 422
Maintenance service indicator
message ....................................... 422
Calling up the maintenance
service indicator display ............... 424
Resetting the maintenance
service indicator ........................... 424
Vehicle care........................................ 425
Cleaning and care of the vehicle... 425
Practical hints .................................. 435
What to do if … ................................... 436
Lamps in instrument cluster ......... 436
Lamp in center console ................ 448
Vehicle status messages in
the multifunction display .............. 451
Where will I find ...? ............................ 495
First aid kit.................................... 495
Vehicle tool kit.............................. 495
Spare wheel.................................. 499
Unlocking/locking in an emergency .. 500
Unlocking the vehicle ................... 500
Locking the vehicle....................... 501
Fuel filler flap ................................ 501
Opening/closing in an emergency ..... 503
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* ........... 503
Resetting activated head restraints.... 504
Replacing SmartKey batteries ............ 506
Replacing bulbs .................................. 508
Bulbs............................................. 508
Replacing bulbs for front lamps .... 511
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps ..... 515
Adjusting headlamp aim ............... 518
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Replacing wiper blades ......................
Front wiper blades .......................
Rear wiper blade ..........................
Flat tire ..............................................
Preparing the vehicle....................
Mounting the spare wheel ............
Bleeding the fuel system
(diesel engine only) ............................
Battery ...............................................
Disconnecting, removing,
reinstalling and
reconnecting the battery..............
Charging the battery ....................
Jump starting .....................................
Towing the vehicle .............................
Installing towing eye bolt..............
Stranded vehicle ..........................
Fuses .................................................
Fuse box in engine compartment .
Fuse box in cargo compartment...
Fuse box in
passenger compartment ..............
Emergency engine shut-down ......
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Technical data .................................
Parts service ......................................
Warranty coverage.............................
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet .....................
Identification labels ...........................
Layout of poly-V-belt drive .................
GL 320 CDI ..................................
GL 450 .........................................
Engine................................................
Rims and tires....................................
Same size tires.............................
Minispare wheel ...........................
Electrical system ...............................
Main Dimensions ...............................
Weights..............................................
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Fuels, coolants, lubricants.................
Capacities ....................................
Engine oils ...................................
Engine oil additives ......................
Air conditioning refrigerant ..........
Brake fluid....................................
Premium unleaded gasoline
(gasoline engine)..........................
Fuel requirements........................
Gasoline additives
(gasoline engine)..........................
Coolants ......................................
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*.........
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Index................................................. 569
Introduction
Product information
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Please observe the following in your own
best interest:
We recommend using Genuine
Mercedes-Benz Parts as well as conversion
parts and accessories explicitly approved
by us for your vehicle model.
We have tested these parts to determine
their reliability, safety and special
suitability for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
We are unable to make an assessment for
other products and therefore cannot be
held responsible for them, even if in individual cases an official approval or authorization by governmental or other agencies
should exist. Use of such parts and accessories could adversely affect the safety,
performance or reliability of your vehicle.
Please do not use them.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts as well as
conversion parts and accessories
approved by us are available at your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center where you will receive comprehensive information, also on permissible technical modifications, and where proper
installation will be performed.
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Operator’s Manual
This Operator’s Manual contains a great
deal of useful information. We urge you to
read it carefully and familiarize yourself
with the vehicle before driving.
For your own safety and longer service life
of the vehicle, we urge you to follow the instructions and warnings contained in this
manual. Ignoring them could result in damage to the vehicle or personal injury to you
or others. Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Your vehicle may have some or all of the
equipment described in this manual.
Therefore, you may find explanations for
optional equipment not installed in your
vehicle. If you have any questions about
the operation of any equipment, your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will be glad to demonstrate the
proper procedures.
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We continuously strive to improve our
product, and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes
in design and equipment. Therefore, information, illustrations and descriptions in
this Operator’s Manual might differ from
your vehicle.
Service and warranty information
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New Light Truck Limited Warranty
Optional equipment is also described in
this manual, including operating instructions wherever necessary. Since they are
special-order items, the descriptions and
illustrations herein may vary slightly from
the actual equipment of your vehicle.
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Emission System Warranty
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Emission Performance Warranty
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California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control System
Warranty
(California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont only)
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State Warranty Enforcement Laws
(Lemon Laws)
If there are any equipment details that are
not shown or described in this Operator’s
Manual, your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center will be glad to inform
you of correct care and operating procedures.
The Operator’s Manual and Maintenance
Booklet are important documents and
should be kept with the vehicle.
The Service and Warranty Information
Booklet contains detailed information
about the warranties covering your
Mercedes-Benz, including:
Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Important notice for California retail
buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz
automobiles
Under California law you may be entitled to
a replacement of your vehicle or a refund
of the purchase price or lease price, if
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and/or its
authorized repair or service facilities fail to
fix one or more substantial defects or malfunctions in the vehicle that are covered by
its express warranty after a reasonable
number of repair attempts. During the
period of 18 months from original delivery
of the vehicle or the accumulation of
18 000 miles (approximately 29 000 km)
on the odometer of the vehicle, whichever
occurs first, a reasonable number of repair
attempts is presumed for a retail buyer or
lessee if one or more of the following occurs:
(1) the same substantial defect or malfunction results in a condition that is
likely to cause death or serious bodily
injury if the vehicle is driven, that defect or malfunction has been subject to
repair two or more times, and you have
directly notified Mercedes-Benz USA,
LLC in writing of the need for its repair,
(2) the same substantial defect or malfunction of a less serious nature than
category (1) has been subject to repair
four or more times and you have directly notified us in writing of the need for
its repair, or
(3) the vehicle is out of service by reason
of repair of the same or different substantial defects or malfunctions for a
cumulative total of more than
30 calendar days.
Written notification should not be sent to a
dealer, it should be addressed to
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Customer Assistance Center
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
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Operator’s Manual
Maintenance
Roadside Assistance
The Maintenance Booklet describes all the
necessary maintenance work which should
be performed at regular intervals.
The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
Program provides factory-trained technical
help in the event of a breakdown. Calls to
the toll-free Roadside Assistance number
Always have the Maintenance Booklet with
you when you take the vehicle to your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for service. The service advisor will
record each service in the booklet for you.
1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA)
1-800-387-0100 (in Canada)
will be answered by Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Representatives
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Roadside Assistance will be provided in
accordance with standard program guidelines which include providing service to the
vehicle up to a reasonable distance from a
paved roadway. We will make every effort
to assist in a breakdown situation, however, the accessibility of your vehicle will be
determined by our authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center technician or the tow service provider on a
case-by-case basis and may be a factor in
our ability to respond.
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Additional charges may be applicable for a
breakdown location determined not to be a
reasonably accessible roadside location as
determined by our authorized technician
and tow service provider.
For additional information refer to the
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
Program brochure in your vehicle literature
portfolio.
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Operator’s Manual
Change of address or ownership
If you change your address, be sure to
send in the “Change of Address Notice”
found in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet, or simply call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA) at
1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer
Service (in Canada) at 1-800-387-0100. It
is in your own interest that we can contact
you should the need arise.
If you sell your Mercedes, please leave all
literature with the vehicle to make it available to the next operator.
Operating your vehicle outside the USA
or Canada
If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign countries, please be aware that:
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service facilities or replacement parts
may not be readily available,
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unleaded gasoline for vehicles with
catalytic converters may not be available; the use of leaded fuels will
damage the catalysts,
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gasoline may have a considerably
lower octane rating, and improper fuel
can cause engine damage.
If you bought this vehicle used, be sure to
send in the “Notice of Purchase of Used
Truck” found in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet, or call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA) at
1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer
Service (in Canada) at 1-800-387-0100.
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Warning!
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This Sport Utility Vehicle is designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional 2-wheel drive
passenger cars are not intended. This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from conventional passenger cars in driving conditions which
may occur on streets, highways and off-road use.
This vehicle has a higher ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than many passenger cars. As with other vehicles of this type, if you make
sharp turns at excessive speeds or abrupt maneuvers, the vehicle may roll over or may go out of control and crash. Utility vehicles have a significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, rollover of the vehicle, and
severe or fatal injury.
Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Operator’s Manual. Take time to become familiar with the driving characteristics of this vehicle. Be
sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls. Learn how your vehicle handles on different road surfaces. Do not attempt sharp turns at excessive
speeds or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. When driving off-road or working the vehicle
hard, do not overload it. And, always wear your seat belts at all times. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than
a person wearing a seat belt.
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Where to find it
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This Operator’s Manual is designed to provide comprehensive support information
for you, the vehicle operator. Each section
has its own reference color.
Controls in detail
Technical data
All important technical data for your vehicle can be found in this section.
Here you will find an overview of all the
controls that can be operated from the
driver’s seat.
Here you will find detailed information
about the equipment installed on your vehicle. This section expands on the “Getting
started” section and also describes technical innovations. If you are already familiar
with the basic functions of your vehicle,
this section will be of particular interest to
you.
Getting started
Operation
Here you will find all the information you
need for your first drive. You should read
this section first if this is your first
Mercedes-Benz vehicle or if you are renting or borrowing this vehicle.
Here you will find all the information you
need for the proper operation of your vehicle.
At a glance
Practical hints
Safety and Security
This section provides fast assistance for
dealing with problems you may encounter.
Indexes
The table of contents and the index are designed to help you find information quickly
and easily.
The following publications are part of your
vehicle documentation:
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this Operator’s Manual
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the Maintenance Booklet
Separate operating instructions will be
provided as required depending on the
equipment options installed in your vehicle.
Here you will find descriptions of the safety
and security features of your vehicle.
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Symbols
Trademarks:
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ESP® is a registered trademark of
DaimlerChrysler.
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BabySmartTM is a trademark of
Siemens Automotive Corp.
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HomeLink® is a registered trademark
of Prince, a Johnson Controls
Company.
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Warning notices draw your attention to hazards that may endanger your health or life,
or the health or life of others.
! Highlights hazards that may result in
i Helpful hints or further information you may
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This symbol points to instructions for
you to follow.
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A number of these symbols appearing
in succession indicates a multiple-step
procedure.
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find useful.
This symbol tells you where to
look for further information on a
topic.
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This continuation symbol marks
a warning which is continued on
the next page.
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This continuation symbol marks
a procedure which is continued
on the next page.
->
This symbol is used to indicate
cross-references to term definitions.
Display
Words appearing in the multifunction display are printed in
the type shown here.
damage to your vehicle.
The following symbols are found in this
Operator’s Manual:
Optional equipment is identified
with an asterisk. Since standard
equipment varies between models,
the descriptions and illustrations in
this manual may differ slightly from
the actual equipment of your vehicle.
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Operating safety
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Warning!
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Work improperly carried out on electronic
components and associated software could
cause them to cease functioning. Because
the vehicle’s electronic components are interconnected, any modifications made may
produce an undesired effect on other systems. Electronic malfunctions could
seriously impair the operating safety of your
vehicle.
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center for repairs or modifications to
electronic components.
Other improper work or modifications on the
vehicle could also have a negative impact on
the operating safety of the vehicle.
Some safety systems only function while the
engine is running. You should therefore never turn off the engine while driving.
Warning!
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Heavy blows against the vehicle underbody
or tires/wheels, for example when running
over an obstacle, road debris or a pothole,
may cause serious damage and impair the
operating safety of your vehicle. If you feel a
sudden significant vibration or ride disturbance, or you suspect that damage to your
vehicle has occurred, you should turn on
your hazard warning flashers, carefully slow
down, and drive with caution to an area
which is a safe distance from the road.
Inspect the vehicle underbody and
tires/wheels for possible damage. If the vehicle appears unsafe, have it towed to the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center or other qualified maintenance
or repair facility for further inspection or repairs.
Proper use of the vehicle
Proper use of the vehicle requires that you
are familiar with the following information
and rules:
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the safety precautions in this manual
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the “Technical data” section in this
manual
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traffic rules and regulations
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motor vehicle laws and safety standards
Warning!
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Various warning labels are attached to your
vehicle. These warning labels are intended
to make you and others aware of various
risks. You should not remove any of these
warning labels unless explicitly instructed to
do so by information on the label itself. Removal of any of these labels may cause you
and others to be unaware of certain risks
which may result in an accident and/or personal injury.
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Problems with your vehicle
If you should experience a problem with your vehicle, particularly one that you believe may affect its safe operation, we urge you to
immediately contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center to have the problem diagnosed and corrected if required. If the
matter is not handled to your satisfaction, please discuss the problem with the Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center management, or if
necessary contact us at one of the following addresses:
In the USA:
Customer Assistance Center
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Customer Relations Department
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4C9
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Introduction
Reporting safety defects
왔 Reporting safety defects
For the USA only:
The following text is published as required of manufacturers under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the
“National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966”.
Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it
may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer,
or Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153);
go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, D.C. 20590.
You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
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Introduction
Vehicle data recording
Information regarding electronic
recording devices
(Including notice pursuant to California Code § 9951)
Please note that your vehicle is equipped with devices that can record vehicle systems data and, if equipped with the Tele Aid system,
may transmit some data in certain accidents.
This information helps, for example, to diagnose vehicle systems after a collision and to continuously improve vehicle safety.
DaimlerChrysler may access the information and share it with others
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for safety research or vehicle diagnosis purposes
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with the consent of the vehicle owner or lessee
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in response to an official request by law enforcement or other government agency
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for use in dispute resolution involving DaimlerChrysler, its affiliates or sales/service organization and/or
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as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Please check the Tele Aid subscription service agreement for details regarding the information that may be recorded or transmitted
via that system.
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At a glance
Exterior view
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
Multifunction steering wheel
Center console
Overhead control panel
Door control panel
Storage compartments
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At a glance
Exterior view
22
At a glance
Exterior view
Item
1 Tailgate
Power tailgate*
Page
124
앫
앫
앫
Loading instructions
Cargo tie-down rings
Hooks
Expanding
Page
5 Exterior rear view mirrors
125
Adjusting
Item
9 Windshield wipers
Page
63
52
Wiper blades, replacing
520
211
Wiper blades, cleaning
431
303
Auto-dimming rear view
mirrors*
304
Power folding*
211
Cargo compartment
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Item
306
306
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Cover blind
312
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Cargo net*
313
Vehicle tool kit
Spare wheel
a Windshield
6 Towing
Installing towing eye bolt
7 Tires and wheels
Cleaning with wiper fluid
65
Cleaning
431
542
b Roof rails
297
385,
554
Carriers*
298
c Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
253
495
Checking tire inflation
pressure
396
499
General information
385
Locking and unlocking
114
2 Rear window defroster
215
Flat tire
523
Opening and closing
122
3 Rear lamps
509
Spare wheel
499
500
4 Fuel filler flap
375
Locking/unlocking in an
emergency
Refueling
375
Opening
379
Fuel
376,
563
Engine oil
381
Coolant
382
8 Hood
379
d Doors
e Front lamps
509
f Headlamp cleaning system*
210
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At a glance
Cockpit
24
At a glance
Cockpit
Item
Page
1 Cruise control lever
258
2 Instrument cluster
26
3 Multifunction steering
wheel
30
5 Steering wheel gearshift
buttons
201
6 Gear selector lever for
automatic transmission
58
8 Overhead control panel
9 Glove box release
Glove box lock
a Glove box
292
34
316
317
Page
Item
Page
316
l Headlamp washer switch*
210
CD changer*
316
m Exterior lamp switch
AUX-socket
316
62
145
c Center console
31
n Steering wheel adjustment,
electrical*
Heated steering wheel*
d Starter switch
42
o Combination switch
e Steering wheel adjustment,
manual
50
b Power outlet
4 Horn
7 Front Parktronic* warning
indicators
Item
f Hood lock release
325
379
g Parking brake release
60
h Parking brake pedal
68
j Power tailgate switch*
k Door control panel
51
328
149
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High beam
63
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Turn signals
63
앫
Windshield wipers
63
앫
Rear window wiper
65
126
35
25
At a glance
Instrument cluster
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
Item
1 L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
2 To dim instrument cluster
illumination
7 Speedometer with:
- Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
indicator lamp
155
3 Reset button for:
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Resetting trip odometer
156
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Resetting all settings
171
4 To brighten instrument
cluster illumination
155
5 K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
6 Clock
Setting the time
Page
436
’ Variable speed limiter
indicator lamp1
l Distance warning
lamp2
1
265,
445
Lamp without function. It illuminates when the
ignition is on. It should go out when the engine is
running.
2 Vehicles without Distronic*: Warning lamp without
function. It illuminates when the ignition is on.
It should go out when the engine is running.
Item
Page
; Brake warning lamp,
USA only
437
3 Brake warning lamp,
Canada only
437
v Electronic Stability
Program (ESP®)
warning lamp
441
H Combination low tire
pressure/TPMS malfunction telltale,
USA only
446
Low tire pressure
telltale, Canada only
446
176
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
8 Multifunction display with:
Page
a Fuel gauge with:
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Trip odometer
156
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Main odometer
442
157
Fuel tank reserve warning
lamp
375
< Seat belt telltale
91,
443
4 Fuel filler flap indicator: The fuel filler flap
is located on the rear
right-hand side.
1 Supplemental
Restraint System
(SRS) indicator lamp
74,
445
9 Tachometer with:
q Preglow indicator
lamp1
1
Item
58
? Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
USA only
439
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
Canada only
439
A High beam headlamp
indicator
63,
149
b Multifunction display
with:
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Outside temperature
indicator or digital speedometer (depending on
selected setting in the
control system)
157,
175
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Transmission position
indicator
195
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Gear range indicator
200
Item
Page
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Distance warning function* indicator
186
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LOW RANGE mode*
indicator
204
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Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) indicator
277
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Off-road driving program
indicator
280
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Rear window wiper
indicator
66
Vehicles with Diesel engine only.
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At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel
Item
1 Multifunction display
Operating the control
system
Page
Item
Page
1
4 Voice control System* ,
see separate operating
instructions
157
158
5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
2 Telephone*:
Press button
j for next display
s to take a call
to dial
to redial
k for previous display
6 Voice control System*1,
see separate operating
instructions
t to end a call
to reject an
incoming call
7 Menu systems:
Press button
3 Selecting the submenu or
setting the volume:
Press button
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
æ up/to increase
ç down/to decrease
1
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Vehicles without Voice Control System*: Button
without function.
At a glance
Center console
왔 Center console
Upper part (Vehicles without enhanced
off-road package*)
Item
Page
1 COMAND system, see separate operating instructions
2 Climate control
216
Item
Page
8 Storage compartment*
318
9 Alarm system indicator
lamp
112
3-zone automatic climate
control*
230
a Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®) switch
107
Rear window defroster
215
280
3 Seat heating*,
front passenger side
140
b Adaptive damping system
(ADS)* switch (USA only)
142
4 Seat ventilation*,
front passenger side
142
c Seat ventilation*,
driver’s side
d Seat heating*, driver’s side
140
5 Parktronic system*
deactivation switch
293
e Switch for Downhill Speed
Regulation (DSR)
276
6 Vehicle level control switch
283
f Hazard warning flasher
151
7 Front passenger front air
bag off indicator lamp
85,
448,
450
g Switch for Off-road driving
program
280
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At a glance
Center console
Upper part (Vehicles with enhanced
off-road package*)
Item
1 COMAND system, see separate operating instructions
2 Climate control
32
Page
216
3-zone automatic climate
control*
230
Rear window defroster
215
Item
Page
9 Alarm system indicator
lamp
112
a Seat ventilation*,
driver’s side
142
b Seat heating*, driver’s side
140
280
3 Seat heating*,
front passenger side
140
c Adaptive damping system
(ADS)* switch
107
4 Seat ventilation*,
front passenger side
142
d Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®) switch
293
5 Rotary switch for differential
locks*
207
e Parktronic system*
deactivation switch
f Hazard warning flasher
151
6 Switch for LOW RANGE
mode*
204
g Front passenger front air
bag off indicator lamp
7 Switch for Downhill Speed
Regulation (DSR)
276
85,
448,
450
8 Rotary switch for vehicle
level control
285
At a glance
Center console
Lower part
Item
1 Storage compartment
Page
318
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Power outlet
325
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Ashtray with cigarette
lighter*
322
2 Cup holder
321
3 Armrest telephone* tray
release
318
4 Armrest storage compartment release
318
5 Card, ticket holder
(removable)
321
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At a glance
Overhead control panel
Item
34
Page
Item
Page
1 Left reading lamp switch
151
b Front left reading lamp
151
2 Rear interior lighting switch
151
c Garage door opener
340
3 Automatic interior lighting
switch
151
332
4 Front interior lighting switch
151
5 Right reading lamp switch
151
d Vehicles without
telephone* installed:
Hands-free microphone for
Tele Aid (emergency call
system)
6 Front right interior lamp
151
253
8 Tele Aid (emergency call
system) button
335
e Vehicles with telephone*
installed:
Hands-free microphone for
Tele Aid (emergency call
system) and telephone*
332
7 Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
switch
9 Interior rear view mirror
210
f Front left interior lamp
151
a Front right reading lamp
151
At a glance
Door control panel
왔 Door control panel
Item
Page
1 Inside door handle
122
2 Central unlocking switch
Central locking switch
131
131
3 Exterior rear view mirror
adjustment
52
4 Selection buttons for exterior rear view mirror adjustment
Power-folding exterior rear
view mirrors*
52
211
5 Switches for opening/closing front and rear door
windows
248
6 Rear door window override
switch
100
7 Hinged quarter window
switch*
250
8 Remote tailgate release
switch, power tailgate*
126
125
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At a glance
Storage compartments
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At a glance
Storage compartments
Item
Page
1 Parcel net in front passenger footwell
320
2 Glove box/CD changer
316
3 Door pocket
4 Parcel net on front passenger seat backrest
320
5 Door pocket
Item
Page
c Door pocket
d Holder for gas cards
213
e Depending on vehicle configuration:
Storage compartment
Ashtray*
318
322
f Cup holders
321
318
6 Cup holder
322
7 Vehicle tool kit, spare wheel
495
g Telephone* tray
Storage compartment with
coin holder
8 First aid kit
495
h Rear storage compartment
319
9 Cup holder
322
j Cup holder in rear armrest
321
318
a Door pocket
b Parcel net on driver’s seat
backrest
320
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38
Getting started
Unlocking
Adjusting
Driving
Parking and locking
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Getting started
Unlocking
The “Getting started” section provides an
overview of the vehicle’s most basic functions. First-time Mercedes-Benz owners
should pay special attention to the information given here.
Unlocking with the SmartKey
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s
unsupervised access to a vehicle could
result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
If you are already familiar with the basic
functions described here, the “Controls in
detail” section will provide you with further
information. The corresponding page
references are located at the end of each
segment.
SmartKey
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button* for tailgate
3 ΠUnlock button
4 Â Panic button (컄 page 102)
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Press unlock button Πon the
SmartKey.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
vehicle unlocks. The locking knobs in
the doors move up. The anti-theft alarm
system is disarmed. The locator lighting comes on if the feature is enabled
in the control system (컄 page 179).
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Enter the vehicle and insert the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 114).
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Getting started
Unlocking
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Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*
All turn signal lamps flash once. The vehicle unlocks. The locking knobs in the
doors move up. The anti-theft alarm
system is disarmed. The locator lighting comes on if the feature is enabled
in the control system (컄 page 179).
With the KEYLESS-GO function, you can
lock or unlock the vehicle without using
the remote control buttons on the
SmartKey and start the engine without inserting the SmartKey into the starter
switch.
i To unlock the vehicle, the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO must be outside the vehicle, no
further than approximately 3 feet (1 meter) away
from the respective door.
Warning!
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Grasp an outside door handle.
i If the vehicle has been parked for more than
72 hours, you must pull an outside door handle
in order to activate the KEYLESS-GO function.
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Enter the vehicle.
Starter switch positions
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
For more information, see “SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 117).
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children
unattended in the vehicle, or with access to
an unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
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Getting started
Unlocking
SmartKey
mains on after starting the engine or
comes on while driving, refer to “Lamps
in instrument cluster” (컄 page 436).
3 Starting position
i When you switch on the ignition, the indica-
Starter switch
0 For removing SmartKey
1 Power supply for some electrical consumers, such as seat adjustment
2 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position
All lamps (except high beam headlamp
indicator lamp and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) in the instrument cluster come on. If a lamp in the
instrument cluster fails to come on
when the ignition is switched on, have
it checked and replaced if necessary. If
a lamp in the instrument cluster re-
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tor and warning lamps (except high beam headlamp indicator lamp and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) in the instrument cluster
come on. The indicator and warning lamps (except high beam headlamp indicator lamp and
turn signal indicator lamps if activated) will go
out when the engine is running. This indicates
that the respective systems are operational.
i When the SmartKey is removed from the
starter switch and the automatic transmission is
in a position other than P, the automatic transmission automatically shifts to P.
! If the SmartKey cannot be turned in the
starter switch, the battery may not be sufficiently charged.
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Check the battery and charge it if necessary
(컄 page 530).
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Get a jump start (컄 page 538).
To prevent accelerated battery discharge or a
completely discharged battery, always remove
the SmartKey from the starter switch when the
engine is not in operation.
Getting started
Unlocking
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
i The KEYLESS-GO start/stop button does
Vehicles equipped with the KEYLESS-GO
feature are supplied with a SmartKey with
integrated KEYLESS-GO function and a
removable KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button.
not need to be removed from the starter switch
when you leave the vehicle. However, always
take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO with you
when you leave the vehicle. As long as the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is in the vehicle, the
vehicle’s electrical systems can be switched on
or the engine can be started using the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button.
With the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
inserted and the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO present in the vehicle, pressing the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
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without the brake pedal depressed
corresponds to the various starter
switch positions (컄 page 44)
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with the brake pedal firmly depressed
will start the engine (컄 page 57)
If you wish or should there be a need to
insert the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO in
the starter switch, the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button can be easily removed
by pulling it out of the starter switch.
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
3 USA only
4 Canada only
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located in the vehicle.
1 KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
2 Starter switch
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Insert KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 into starter switch 2 (if not
inserted already).
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Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P (컄 page 194).
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Do not depress the brake pedal.
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Getting started
Unlocking
Position 0
Ignition (or Position 2)
i When you switch on the ignition, the
Before you press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button, the vehicle’s on-board
electronics have status 0 (as with
SmartKey removed).
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indicator and warning lamps (except high beam
headlamp indicator lamp and turn signal indicator lamps unless activated) in the instrument
cluster come on. The indicator and warning
lamps (except high beam headlamp indicator
lamp and turn signal indicator lamps if activated)
should go out when the engine is running. This
indicates that the respective systems are
operational.
Position 1
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Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button once.
This supplies power for some electrical
consumers, such as seat adjustment.
i If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button
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once more, the ignition (position 2) is
switched on
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twice more, the power supply is again
switched off
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button twice.
This supplies power for all electrical
consumers.
All lamps (except high beam headlamp
indicator lamp and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) in the instrument cluster come on. If a lamp in the
instrument cluster fails to come on
when the ignition is switched on, have
it checked and replaced if necessary. If
a lamp in the instrument cluster remains on after starting the engine or
comes on while driving, refer to “Lamps
in instrument cluster” (컄 page 436).
i If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button once more, the power supply
is again switched off.
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For information on starting the engine
using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button,
see “Starting with KEYLESS-GO*”
(컄 page 59).
For more information on KEYLESS-GO, see
“SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*”
(컄 page 117).
Getting started
Adjusting
왔 Adjusting
Warning!
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All seat, head restraint, steering wheel, and
rear view mirror adjustments, as well as fastening of seat belts, must be done before
the vehicle is put into motion.
Seats
wearer is in a position that is as upright as
possible and belts are properly positioned
on the body.
Warning!
G
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Never place hands under the seat or
near any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Failure to do so could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
G
Your seat must be adjusted so that you can
correctly fasten your seat belt (컄 page 54).
Warning!
Observe the following points:
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle.
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Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving.
Adjusting the seat while driving could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Adjust the backrest until your arms are
slightly angled when holding the steering wheel
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Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
as this can be dangerous. You could slide
under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or
fatal injuries. The seat backrest and seat
belts provide the best restraint when the
Adjust the seat to a comfortable seating
position that still allows you to reach the
accelerator/brake pedal safely. The position should be as far back as possible
with the driver still able to operate the
controls properly.
Even with the SmartKey or the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* removed from the
starter switch or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the vehicle,
the power seats can be operated when the
respective door is open.
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Adjust the head restraint so that it is as
close to the head as possible and the
center of the head restraint supports the
back of the head at eye level.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Warning!
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Getting started
Adjusting
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Warning!
BabySmartTM
Vehicles with
air bag deactivation system, Canada only:
Children 12 years old and under must never
ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM
compatible child seat, which operates with
the BabySmartTM system installed in the
vehicle to deactivate the front passenger
front air bag when it is properly installed.
Otherwise they will be struck by the air bag
when it inflates in a crash. If this happens,
serious or fatal injury will result.
Warning!
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According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriately sized infant restraint, toddler
restraint, or booster seat recommended for
the size and weight of the child. For additional information, see “Children in the vehicle” (컄 page 93).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle
and/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
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Seat adjustment
The seat adjustment switch is located on
the entry side of each front seat base.
1 Head restraint height (vehicles with
memory function)*
2 Seat cushion tilt
3 Seat height
4 Backrest tilt
5 Seat fore and aft adjustment
Getting started
Adjusting
! When moving the seats, make sure there are
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no items in the footwell or behind the seats;
otherwise you could damage the seats.
or
! When the second-row seats are folded
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
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Vehicles with memory function*:
forward, e.g. for cargo compartment expansion
(컄 page 306), the front seats may not be moved
to the rearmost position. Otherwise you could
damage the front and second-row seats.
왘
! When adjusting the seat backrest tilt and
or
head restraint height, make sure the sun visor is
folded up (컄 page 213). If the head restraint is in
the uppermost position, it could hit and damage
the sun visor.
Vehicles without memory function*:
i The memory function* (컄 page 143) lets
you store the settings for the seat positions
together with the settings for the steering wheel
column and the exterior rear view mirrors.
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
Press the switch forward or backward
in direction of arrow 5.
Open the respective door.
Seat height
The seat can be adjusted with the
respective door opened.
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The seat can be adjusted within
3 minutes after either front door has
been opened.
Press the switch up or down in
direction of arrow 3.
Seat cushion tilt
왘
Press the switch up or down in
direction of arrow 2 until your upper
legs are lightly supported.
Seat backrest tilt
왘
Press the switch forward or backward
in direction of arrow 4.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint height
Warning!
G
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an
accident.
With a rear seat occupied, make sure to
move the respective head restraint up from
the lowest non-use position and have the
occupant adjust the head restraint properly.
! Do not attempt to remove front seat head
Raising:
restraints. They can only be removed by qualified
technicians. We recommend that you have this
work carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Press switch 1 (컄 page 46) up or
down in direction of arrow.
Vehicles without memory function*:
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned and engaged head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint so that it is as
close to the head as possible and the center
of the head restraint supports the back of
the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the
event of an accident or similar situation.
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If head restraint 1 is fully retracted,
push release button 2 in direction of
arrow and pull head restraint 1 upward.
Vehicles with memory function*:
왘
1 Head restraint
2 Release button
Manually adjust the height of head
restraint 1 by pulling it upward.
Lowering:
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To lower head restraint 1, push
release button 2 in direction of arrow
and press down on head restraint 1.
Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint fore and aft adjustment
Steering wheel
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Easy-entry/exit feature*
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit
feature, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
This feature allows for easier entry into and
exit from the vehicle. When entering and
exiting the vehicle, the steering wheel is in
its uppermost position.
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint.
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왘
While seated, reach behind you with
both hands and find lower edge of the
head restraint.
Adjust the head restraint to the desired
position by pushing or pulling on the
lower edge of the head restraint cushion.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 132).
The easy-entry/exit feature can be
activated or deactivated in the Comfort
submenu of the control system
(컄 page 184).
Warning!
G
You must make sure no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is
activated.
To stop steering wheel movement, do one of
the following:
앫
Press one of the memory position
buttons or memory button M*
(컄 page 144).
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel will return to its last set
position when you:
앫
close the driver’s door with the ignition
switched on
or
앫
insert the SmartKey into the starter
switch or press the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button (컄 page 43) once
with the driver’s door closed
Move steering wheel adjustment stalk*
(컄 page 52).
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Getting started
Adjusting
i The last set steering wheel position is stored
when
앫
the ignition is switched off (컄 page 41)
앫
the position is stored in memory
(컄 page 144)
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel tilts upwards when you:
앫
remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch
or
앫
open the driver’s door with the
SmartKey in starter switch position 0
or 1 (컄 page 41) or the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button in position 1
(컄 page 43)
i If the current position for the steering wheel
is in the uppermost tilt position, the steering
wheel will no longer be able to move upward
when the easy-entry/exit feature is activated.
The adjustment procedure is briefly interrupted,
when the engine is started.
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Warning!
G
Let the system complete the adjustment
procedure before setting the vehicle in motion. All steering wheel adjustment must be
completed before setting the vehicle in motion. Driving off with the steering wheel still
adjusting could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Driving without the steering wheel adjustment locked may cause an unexpected
steering wheel movement which could
cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. Make sure the steering wheel is securely locked by trying to move it up and down,
and in and out before driving off.
Make sure that
앫
you can reach the steering wheel with
your arms slightly bent at the elbows
앫
you can move your legs freely
앫
all displays (including malfunction and
indicator lamps) on the instrument
cluster are clearly visible
Steering wheel adjustment, manual
Warning!
G
Only adjust the steering wheel with the vehicle at a standstill and make sure the steering wheel is securely locked in place before
driving off.
The steering wheel adjustment release
handle is located on the lower left of the
steering column.
Getting started
Adjusting
Steering wheel adjustment, electrical*
Warning!
G
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving could cause the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
1 Release handle
왘
To unlock the steering column, pull
release handle 1 out to its stop limit.
왘
Move steering wheel to the desired
position.
왘
Push release handle 1 back to its
original position to relock the steering
column.
The steering column is locked into position again.
왘
Make sure the steering column is
securely locked by trying to move the
steering wheel up and down as well as
in and out before driving off.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle.
Even with the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the starter
switch or the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
removed from the vehicle, the steering
wheel adjustment feature can be operated
when the driver’s door is open. Therefore,
do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. A
child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
i The memory function* (컄 page 143) lets
you store the settings for the steering wheel column together with the settings for seat positions
and the exterior rear view mirrors.
Make sure that
앫
you can reach the steering wheel with
your arms slightly bent at the elbows
앫
you can move your legs freely
앫
all displays (including malfunction and
indicator lamps) on the instrument
cluster are clearly visible
The steering wheel adjustment stalk is
located on the lower left of the steering
column.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Mirrors
The buttons are located on the driver’s
door.
Adjust the interior and exterior rear view
mirrors before driving so that you have a
good view of the road and traffic conditions.
Interior rear view mirror
왘
1 Adjusting steering column, in or out
2 Adjusting steering column, up or down
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 210).
Exterior rear view mirrors
or
왘
Manually adjust the interior rear view
mirror.
Open the driver’s door.
Warning!
G
Adjusting steering column in or out
왘
Move stalk forward or back in direction
of arrow 1.
Adjusting steering column up or down
왘
Move stalk up or down in direction of
arrow 2.
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Exercise care when using the
passenger-side exterior rear view mirror.
The mirror surface is convex (outwardly
curved surface for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.
Check your interior rear view mirror or
glance over your shoulder before changing
lanes.
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Adjustment button
3 Passenger-side exterior rear view mirror button
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press button 1 for the driver’s side exterior rear view mirror or button 3 for
the passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror.
The indicator lamp on the respective
button comes on for
approximately 15 seconds.
Getting started
Adjusting
i If you do not make adjustments to the
selected exterior rear view mirror within
15 seconds, the indicator lamp goes out. You will
then have to select the desired exterior rear view
mirror again before any adjustments can be
made. Adjustments can only be made with the
indicator lamp for the respective exterior rear
view mirror button illuminated.
왘
Push adjustment button 2 up, down,
left, or right according to the desired
setting.
! If an exterior rear view mirror was forcibly
pushed forward (hit from the rear) or forcibly
pushed rearward (hit from the front), reposition
it by applying firm pressure until it snaps into
place. The mirror housing is then properly positioned and you can adjust the mirror in the usual
manner.
! Vehicle with power folding exterior rear view
mirrors*:
If an exterior rear view mirror housing is forcibly
pushed forward (hit from the rear) or forcibly
pushed rearward (hit from the front), press fold
button 1 (컄 page 212) to fold mirrors in, then
press fold button 1 (컄 page 212) again to fold
mirrors out. Do not force mirrors by hand as this
may damage the adjustment mechanism.
The mirror housing is then properly positioned
and you can adjust the mirror in the usual manner.
i The memory function* (컄 page 143) lets
you store the settings for the exterior rear view
mirrors together with the setting for the steering
wheel column and the seat positions.
At low ambient temperatures, the exterior rear
view mirrors will be heated automatically.
i At low ambient temperatures, the exterior
rear view mirrors will be heated automatically.
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 210).
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Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
Make sure that absolutely no objects are obstructing the pedal’s range of movement.
Keep the driver’s footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in
the footwell, make sure that the pedals still
have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers, the objects could get caught between
the pedals. You could then no longer brake
or accelerate. This could lead to accidents
and injury.
Fastening the seat belts
Warning!
G
Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure your passengers are
properly restrained.
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Failure to wear and properly fasten and position your seat belt greatly increases your
risk of injuries and their likely severity in an
accident. You and your passengers should
always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your injuries
can be considerably more severe without
your seat belt properly buckled. Without
your seat belt buckled, you are much more
likely to hit the interior of the vehicle or be
ejected from it. You can be seriously injured
or killed.
In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are wearing your
seat belt. The air bags can only provide the
protection they were designed to afford if
the occupants are using their seat belts
(컄 page 88).
Warning!
G
Vehicles with BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system, Canada only:
Children 12 years old and under must never
ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM
compatible child seat, which operates with
the BabySmartTM system installed in the
vehicle to deactivate the front passenger
front air bag when it is properly installed.
Otherwise they will be struck by the air bag
when it inflates in a crash. If this happens,
serious or fatal injury will result.
Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats.
Regardless of seating position, children
12 years old and under must be seated and
properly secured in an appropriately sized
infant restraint, toddler restraint, or booster
seat recommended for the size and weight
of the child. For additional information, see
“Children in the vehicle” (컄 page 93).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle
and/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
Warning!
G
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
as this can be dangerous. You could slide
under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or
even fatal injuries. The seat backrest and
seat belt provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a position that is as upright as
possible and the belt is properly positioned
on the body.
Warning!
G
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Make
sure everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt.
Never use a seat belt for more than one person at a time.
Warning!
G
Read and observe the additional warning notices printed in the “Safety and Security”
section (컄 page 78) and (컄 page 88).
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Getting started
Driving
왘
With a smooth motion, pull the belt out
of seat belt outlet 1.
왘
Place the shoulder portion of the belt
across the top of your shoulder and the
lap portion across your hips.
왘
왘
Push latch plate 2 into buckle 3
(컄 page 56) until it clicks.
왘
Proper use of seat belts
앫
Do not twist the belt when fastening.
앫
Adjust seat belt so that the shoulder
portion is located as close as possible
to the middle of the shoulder (it should
not touch the neck). Never pass the
shoulder portion of the belt under your
arm. For this purpose, you can adjust
the height of the belt outlet
(컄 page 56).
앫
Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips (over hip joint) and not
across the abdomen.
앫
Place the seat backrest in a position
that is as upright as possible.
If necessary, tighten the lap portion to
a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion
up.
Seat belt height adjustment
1 Seat belt outlet
2 Latch plate
3 Buckle
4 Release button
1 Release button
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Press release button 1 and move the
seat belt height adjuster upward or
downward.
Getting started
Driving
앫
앫
Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at a time.
Do not fasten a seat belt around a
person and another object at the same
time. When using a seat belt to secure
infant or toddler restraints or children
in booster seats, always follow the
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
앫
Check your seat belt periodically
during travel to make sure that it is
properly positioned.
앫
Make sure the seat belt is always fitted
snugly. Take special care of this when
wearing loose clothing.
Warning!
G
Starting the engine
G
Do not pass belts over sharp edges. They
could tear.
Warning!
Do not allow the belt to get caught in the
door or in the seat adjustment mechanism.
This could damage the belt.
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and possible death.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effectiveness of the belts.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash, they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while driving,
have the cause determined and corrected
immediately. If you must drive under these
conditions, drive only with at least one window fully open.
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Getting started
Driving
Automatic transmission
Starting with the SmartKey
Diesel engine
For information on turning off the engine
with the SmartKey, see “Turning off the engine” (컄 page 69).
왘
The transmission position indicator in
the multifunction display should be
on P (컄 page 157).
Gasoline engine
왘
The transmission position indicator in
the multifunction display should be
on P (컄 page 157).
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
For more information on how to operate
the gear selector lever, see “Automatic
transmission” (컄 page 192).
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Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 41) and hold until
the engine starts.
i You can also use the “touch-start” function.
Turn the SmartKey to position 3 and release it
again immediately. The engine then starts automatically.
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 (컄 page 42).
Preglow indicator lamp q in the
instrument cluster comes on.
왘
As soon as preglow indicator
lamp q goes out, turn the SmartKey
in the starter switch to position 3
(컄 page 42) and release it.
The engine starts automatically.
i If the engine is at operating temperature,
preglow indicator lamp q may not stay on
and you can start the engine without preglowing.
Getting started
Driving
Starting with KEYLESS-GO*
Warning!
Gasoline engine
왘
G
The transmission position indicator in
the multifunction display should be
on P (컄 page 157).
As long as the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
is in your vehicle, the vehicle can be started.
Therefore, never leave children unattended
in the vehicle, as they could otherwise accidentally start the engine.
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle.
You can start your vehicle without the
SmartKey in the starter switch using the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button in the
starter switch.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located in the vehicle.
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P.
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
1 USA only
2 Canada only
왘
Make sure KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 is inserted in the starter
switch (컄 page 43).
왘
Depress the brake pedal during the
starting procedure.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 once.
The engine starts if the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO is in the vehicle.
i If you wish to start the engine using the
SmartKey instead of the KEYLESS-GO feature,
remove the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button from
the starter switch (컄 page 43).
For information on turning off the engine
with KEYLESS-GO, see “Turning off with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 70).
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Getting started
Driving
Diesel engine
Starting difficulties
왘
왘
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P.
If the engine does not start as described,
carry out the following steps:
The transmission position indicator in
the multifunction display should be
on P.
왘
If the engine does not start after several
starting attempts, there could be a malfunction in the engine electronics or in the
fuel supply system.
왘
Depress the brake pedal during the
starting procedure.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 once.
The engine preglows and starts if the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is in the
vehicle.
i If the engine is at operating temperature,
the time the engine needs to preglow is reduced.
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왘
If you are starting the engine with the
SmartKey, turn SmartKey in starter
switch to position 0 and repeat starting
procedure.
If you are starting the engine with
KEYLESS-GO*: Close any doors that
may be open to allow for better
detection of the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 538).
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center or call Roadside
Assistance.
Parking brake
Or:
왘
Remove KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button from starter switch (컄 page 43).
왘
Start the engine with the SmartKey as
radio signals from another source may
be interfering with the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Repeat the starting procedure
(컄 page 57). Remember that extended
starting attempts can drain the battery.
1 Parking brake pedal
2 Release handle
Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Children could release the
parking brake, which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.
왘
Release the parking brake by pulling on
release handle 2.
The warning lamp ; (USA only)
or 3 (Canada only) in the
instrument cluster goes out.
Driving off
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
The gear selector lever can now be
used.
왘
Shift automatic transmission to D or R
(컄 page 194).
i Wait for the gear selection process to complete before setting the vehicle in motion.
i Shifting from gear position P to position R,
N, or D is only possible with the brake pedal
depressed. Without the brake pedal depressed,
the gear selector lever can be moved, but the
parking pawl remains engaged, not allowing
shifting to occur.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator
pedal.
! If you hear a warning signal and the
message Release parking brake appears in
the multifunction display when driving off, you
have forgotten to release the parking brake.
Release the parking brake (컄 page 60).
i Once the vehicle is in motion, the automatic
central locking system engages and the locking
knobs drop down.
The automatic door lock feature can be
deactivated (컄 page 183).
You can open a locked door from the inside.
Open door only when conditions are safe to do
so.
After a cold start, the automatic transmission shifts at a higher engine revolution.
This allows the catalytic converter (gasoline engine) or the oxidation catalyst (diesel engine) to reach its operating
temperature earlier.
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Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control.
Warning!
G
It is dangerous to shift the automatic transmission out of P or N if the engine speed is
higher than idle speed. If your foot is not
firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could
accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear
when the engine is idling normally and when
your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
! Shift the automatic transmission to
position P or R only when the vehicle is stopped
in order to avoid damaging the transmission.
! Do not run cold engine at high engine
speeds. Running a cold engine at high engine
speeds may shorten the service life of the
engine.
Switching on headlamps
Low beam headlamps
The exterior lamp switch is located on the
dashboard to the left of the steering wheel.
! Simultaneously depressing the accelerator
pedal and applying the brakes reduces engine
performance and causes premature brake and
drivetrain wear.
For more information, see “Driving instructions” (컄 page 349).
For information on off-road driving, see
“Off-road driving” (컄 page 357).
Exterior lamp switch
1 Off
2 Low beam headlamps on
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B.
The low beam headlamps come on.
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Getting started
Driving
High beam
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
Turn signals
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
The combination switch resets automatically after major steering wheel movement.
i To signal minor directional changes such as
changing lanes, press combination switch only
to point of resistance and release. The corresponding turn signal will flash three times.
Windshield wipers
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
Combination switch
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
왘
Push the combination switch in
direction of arrow 1.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
comes on (컄 page 26).
For more information on headlamps, see
“Lighting” (컄 page 145).
Combination switch
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
왘
Press the combination switch in
direction of arrow 1 or 2.
The corresponding turn signal indicator
lamp L or K in the instrument
cluster flashes (컄 page 26).
Combination switch
1 Single wipe
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
2 Switching on windshield wipers
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Getting started
Driving
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
! Do not operate the windshield wipers when
the windshield is dry. Dust that accumulates on
a windshield might scratch the glass and/or
damage the wiper blades when wiping occurs on
a dry windshield. If it is necessary to operate the
windshield wipers in dry weather conditions,
always operate the windshield wipers with windshield washer fluid (컄 page 65).
! If anything blocks the windshield wipers
(leaves, snow, etc.), switch them off immediately.
앫
For safety reasons, stop the vehicle in a safe
location and
앫
remove SmartKey from starter switch
or
앫
turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button and
open the driver’s door (with the driver’s
door open, starter switch is in
position 0, same as with SmartKey
removed from starter switch)
before attempting to remove any blockage.
앫
Remove blockage.
앫
Turn the windshield wipers on again.
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If windshield wipers fail to function at all in the
combination switch position U or V,
앫
set the combination switch to the next
higher wiper speed
앫
have the windshield wipers checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center
Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Turn the combination switch to the
desired position depending on the
intensity of the rain.
M Windshield wipers off
U Slow intermittent wiping
Rain sensor operation with low
sensitivity.
V Fast intermittent wiping
Rain sensor operation with high
sensitivity.
u Slow continuous wiping
t Fast continuous wiping
Intermittent wiping
Only switch on intermittent wiping under
wet weather conditions or in the presence
of precipitation.
When you select intermittent wiping, the
rain sensor is activated. The rain sensor
automatically sets a suitable wiping
interval depending on the wetness of the
sensor surface.
! Do not leave windshield wipers on an intermittent setting when the vehicle is taken to an
automatic car wash or during windshield cleaning. Wipers will operate in the presence of water
sprayed on the windshield, and windshield
wipers may be damaged as a result.
! If you have set intermittent wiping, dirt on
the surface of the rain sensor or optical effects
may cause the windshield wipers to wipe in an
undesired fashion. This could then damage the
windshield wiper blades or scratch the windows.
You should therefore switch off the windshield
wipers when weather conditions are dry.
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position U or V.
Getting started
Driving
After the initial wipe, pauses between
wipes are automatically controlled by the
rain sensor.
i Intermittent wiping is interrupted when the
vehicle is at a standstill and a front door is
opened. This protects persons getting into or out
of the vehicle from being sprayed.
Intermittent wiping will be continued when all
doors are closed and
앫
the automatic transmission is set to
position D or R
or
앫
the wiper setting is changed using the
combination switch
Single wipe
왘
Press the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 1 to the resistance
point.
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
왘
Press the combination switch in direction of arrow 1 past the resistance
point.
Rear window wiper/washer
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
The windshield wipers operate with
washer fluid.
i To prevent smears on the windshield or
noisy/chattering wiper blades, wipe with
windshield washer fluid every now and then even
when it is raining.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield/rear window
washer system and headlamp cleaning
system*” (컄 page 384).
Combination switch
1 Rear window wiper switch
2 Wiping rear window with washer fluid
3 Intermittent wiping
4 Rear window wiper off
5 Wiping rear window with washer fluid
The windshield wipers wipe one time
without washer fluid.
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컄컄
Getting started
Driving
컄컄
Deactivating intermittent wipe
왘
Indicator 6 (컄 page 66) for the rear
window wiper is cleared from the lower
multifunction display, indicating that
the rear window wiper is deactivated.
6 Rear window wiper indicator
왘
The engine runs erratically and misfires
앫
An ignition cable may be damaged
(gasoline engine only).
앫
The engine electronics may not be
operating properly.
앫
Unburned gasoline may have entered
the catalytic converter and damaged it
(gasoline engine only).
왘
Give very little gas.
왘
Have the problem repaired by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
i The rear window wiper engages automatically when the automatic transmission is shifted to
position R with the windshield wipers switched
on.
Activating intermittent wipe
왘
Turn rear window wiper switch 1 to
position 4 (컄 page 65).
Problems while driving
Turn rear window wiper switch 1 to
position 3 (컄 page 65).
In the lower multifunction display you
will see indicator 6, indicating that
the rear window wiper is activated.
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Wiping with windshield washer fluid
왘
Turn and hold rear window wiper
switch 1 in position 2 or 5
(컄 page 65) until the rear window is
clean.
The rear window wiper operates with
washer fluid.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield/rear window
washer system and headlamp cleaning
system*” (컄 page 384).
Getting started
Driving
The coolant temperature is above
248°F (120°C)
The coolant is too hot and is no longer
cooling the engine.
왘
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location as
soon as possible and turn off the engine. Allow engine and coolant to cool
off.
Check the coolant level and add coolant if necessary (컄 page 382).
In case of accident
If the vehicle is leaking fuel:
왘
Do not start the engine under any
circumstances.
왘
Notify local fire and/or police authorities.
If the extent of the damage cannot be determined:
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center or call Roadside
Assistance.
If no damage can be determined on the
앫
major assemblies
앫
fuel system
앫
engine mount:
왘
Start the engine in the usual manner.
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You have now completed your first drive.
You have properly stopped and parked
your vehicle. End your drive as follows.
Warning!
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With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and the
steering system. In this case, it is important
to keep in mind that a considerably higher
degree of effort is necessary to brake and
steer the vehicle.
Warning!
To reduce the risk of personal injury, or
damage to the vehicle drivetrain, as a result
of vehicle movement, before turning off the
engine and leaving the vehicle always:
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Keep right foot on brake pedal.
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Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
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Shift the automatic transmission to
position P.
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Slowly release brake pedal.
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When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
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Turn the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* to starter switch
position 0 and remove, or press
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button.
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Take the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* with you and lock vehicle
when leaving.
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Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
Parking brake
Warning!
Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle
is in motion can cause the rear wheels to
lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident. In addition, the vehicle’s brake lights do not light up when the
parking brake is engaged.
1 Parking brake pedal
2 Release handle
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Step firmly on parking brake pedal 1.
When the engine is running, the
warning lamp ; (USA only) or 3
(Canada only) in the instrument cluster
comes on.
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Children could release the
parking brake and/or shift the automatic
transmission out of position P, either of
which could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Warning!
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Getting out of your vehicle with the
automatic transmission not fully engaged in
position P is dangerous. Also, when parked
on an incline, position P alone may not
prevent your vehicle from moving, possibly
hitting people or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P (컄 page 194).
When parked on an incline, also turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
Switching off headlamps
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to M
(컄 page 62).
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 145).
Turning off the engine
i If the engine cannot be turned off as
described, see “Emergency engine shut-down”
(컄 page 546).
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Shift the automatic transmission to
position P (컄 page 194).
Warning!
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Do not turn off the engine before the vehicle
has come to a complete stop. With the engine not running, there is no power assistance for the brake and steering systems. In
this case, it is important to keep in mind that
a considerably higher degree of effort is necessary to brake and steer the vehicle.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
i Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting the automatic transmission to position P
(컄 page 194).
When parked on an incline, also turn front wheel
towards the road curb.
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컄컄! Observe instructions when taking the
vehicle through an automatic conveyor type
car wash (컄 page 428).
Turning off with the SmartKey
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 0 (컄 page 41).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
The immobilizer is activated.
! If you turn off the engine using the
SmartKey and remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch, the transmission will shift to
position P automatically. Keep in mind that
turning off the engine with the SmartKey alone
will not automatically shift the transmission to
position P.
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Turning off with KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button (컄 page 43) to turn off the
engine.
With the driver’s door closed, the starter switch is now in position 1. With the
driver’s door opened, the starter switch
is set to position 0, same as SmartKey
removed from starter switch
(컄 page 41).
i In an emergency you can turn off the engine
while driving by pressing and holding the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button for
approximately 3 seconds.
! If you turn off the engine using the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button and open a front
door, the transmission will shift to position P
automatically. Keep in mind that turning off the
engine using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
alone will not automatically shift the transmission to position P.
If you have started the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button and cannot turn it off as described above:
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Remove the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button from the starter switch.
왘
Insert the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
into the starter switch.
The engine turns off. The starter switch
is in position 0 (컄 page 41).
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Releasing seat belts
왘
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 56).
Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding the latch
plate.
! Make sure the seat belt retracts fully so that
the seat belt and/or latch plate cannot get
caught or pinched in the door or in the seat
mechanism. This can damage the seat belt and
impair the effectiveness of the seat belt, and/or
cause damage to the door and/or door trim
panel. Such damage is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Damaged seat belts must be replaced. Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
Locking
Warning!
i If you hear a warning signal you have
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To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the door
openings when closing the doors. Be especially careful when small children are
around.
Before closing doors, make sure there is no
possibility of someone getting caught in a
door during closing.
Warning!
forgotten to switch off the headlamps before
opening the driver’s door.
In addition the message Switch off lights
appears in the multifunction display.
Switch off the headlamps.
! Failure to switch off the headlamps when
leaving the vehicle may result in a discharged
battery.
왘
Exit the vehicle and close all doors and
the tailgate.
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you, and
lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
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Locking with the SmartKey
왘
Locking with KEYLESS-GO*
Press lock button ‹ on the
SmartKey (컄 page 40).
With the tailgate and all doors closed,
the turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs on the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 114).
1 Lock button on the outside door handle
왘
Press lock button 1 on an outside
door handle.
With the tailgate and all doors closed,
the turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs on the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 114).
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Panic alarm
Driving safety systems
Anti-theft systems
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In this section you will learn the most important facts about the restraint systems
of the vehicle.
The restraint systems are
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Seat belts (컄 page 88)
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Child restraints (컄 page 99)
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Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren (LATCH) (컄 page 97)
Additional protection potential provide
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Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
with
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Air bags (컄 page 76)
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Air bag control unit (with crash
sensors)
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앫
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Emergency Tensioning Device
(ETD) for seat belts (컄 page 91)
Seat belt force limiter (컄 page 91)
Active head restraints (컄 page 92)
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Air bag system components with
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Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp (컄 page 85)
앫
Front passenger seat with Occupant
Classification System* (OCS)
(컄 page 81)
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Canada only:
Front passenger seat with
BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system (컄 page 87)
Although independent systems, their
protective functions work in conjunction
with each other.
i For information on infants and children
traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint
systems for infants and children, see “Children
in the vehicle” (컄 page 93).
The SRS system conducts a self-test when
the ignition is switched on and in regular
intervals while the engine is running. This
facilitates early detection of malfunctions.
The 1 indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 26) comes on when the
ignition is switched on and goes out no
later than a few seconds after the engine
was started.
The SRS components are in operational
readiness if the 1 indicator lamp is not
lit when the engine is running.
A malfunction in the system has been
detected if the 1 indicator lamp:
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fails to go out not later than approximately 4 seconds after the engine was
started
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does not come on at all
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comes on after the engine was started
or while driving
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Warning!
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Modifications to or work improperly conducted on restraint systems (such as seat
belts and anchors, emergency tensioning
devices, seat belt force limiters or air bags)
or their wiring, as well as tampering with interconnected electronic systems, can lead
to the restraint systems no longer functioning as intended.
Air bags or emergency tensioning devices,
for example, could deploy inadvertently or
fail to deploy in accidents although the deceleration threshold for air bag deployment
is exceeded. Therefore, never modify the restraint systems. Do not tamper with electronic components or their software.
Warning!
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In the event that the 1 indicator lamp
comes on during driving or does not come
on at all, the SRS self-check has detected a
malfunction. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center immediately to have the system checked; otherwise
the SRS may not deploy when needed in an
accident, which could result in serious or fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly
and unnecessarily which could also result in
injury.
If it is necessary to modify an air bag system
to accommodate a person with disabilities,
contact a local authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center or call our Customer
Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
(1-800-367-6372) for details.
In addition, improper work on the SRS
creates a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or causing unintended air bag deployment. Work on the SRS must therefore only
be performed by qualified technicians.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Air bags
Warning!
Warning!
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Air bags are designed to reduce the potential of injury and fatality in certain frontal
impacts (front air bags), side impacts (side
impact air bags and window curtain air bags)
or rollovers (window curtain air bags).
However, no system available today can
completely eliminate injuries and fatalities.
The deployment of the air bags temporarily
releases a small amount of dust from the air
bags. This dust, however, is neither injurious
to your health, nor does it indicate a fire in
the vehicle. The dust might cause some temporary breathing difficulty for people with
asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid
this, you may wish to get out of the vehicle
as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have any
breathing difficulty but cannot get out of the
vehicle after the air bag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
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Adjust the driver’s seat as far as possible rearward, still permitting proper operation of vehicle controls. The distance
from the center of the driver’s breastbone to the center of the air bag cover
on the steering wheel must be at least
10 inches (25 cm) or more. You should
be able to accomplish this by a combination of adjustments to the seat and
steering wheel. If you have any
problems, please see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Do not lean your head or chest close to
the steering wheel or dashboard.
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Keep hands on the outside of steering
wheel rim. Placing hands and arms inside the rim can increase the risk and
potential severity of hand/arm injury
when driver’s front air bag inflates.
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Adjust the front passenger seat as far as
possible rearward from the dashboard
when the seat is occupied.
To reduce the risk of injury when the front
air bags inflate, it is very important for the
driver and front passenger to always be in a
properly seated position and to wear their
respective seat belt.
For maximum protection in the event of a
collision always be in normal seated position
with your back against the seat backrest.
Fasten your seat belt and make sure it is
properly positioned on your body
(컄 page 54).
Since the air bag inflates with considerable
speed and force, a proper seating and hands
on steering wheel position will help to keep
you at a safe distance from the air bag.
Occupants who are unbelted, out of position
or too close to the air bag can be seriously
injured or killed by an air bag as it inflates
with great force in the blink of an eye:
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Sit properly belted in a position that is as
upright as possible with your back
against the seat backrest.
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Always sit as upright as possible, properly use the seat belts and use an appropriately sized infant restraint, toddler
restraint, or booster seat recommended
for the size and weight of the child.
Vehicles with BabySmartTM air bag
deactivation system, Canada only:
Children 12 years old and under must
never ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized
BabySmartTM compatible child seat,
which operates with the BabySmartTM
system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the front passenger front air bag
when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the air bag when it
inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or fatal injury will result.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injuries to you or other
occupants.
If you sell your vehicle, it is important that
you make the buyer aware of this safety
information. Be sure to give the buyer this
Operator’s Manual.
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Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in an automobile is in the
rear seat.
It should be noted that with respect to both,
front side impact air bags or the rear side
impact air bags*, there is a possibility for a
side impact air bag related injury if occupants, especially children, are not properly
seated or restrained when next to a side
impact air bag which needs to deploy rapidly
in a side impact in order to do its job.
To help avoid the possibility of injury, please
follow these guidelines:
(1) Always sit as upright as possible,
properly use the seat belts, and for all
children 12 years old and under, use an
appropriately sized infant restraint,
toddler restraint, or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
i Air bags are designed to deploy only in
certain frontal impacts (front air bags), and in
side impacts (side impact and window curtain air
bags) which exceed preset thresholds, and in
certain rollovers (window curtain air bags). Only
during these events will they provide their supplemental protection.
The driver and passengers should always wear
their seat belts. Otherwise it is not possible for
air bags to provide their supplemental protection.
In case of other types of impacts and impacts below air bag deployment thresholds, air bags will
not deploy. The driver and passenger will then be
protected to the extent possible by a properly
fastened seat belt. A properly fastened seat belt
is also needed to provide the best possible protection in a rollover.
We caution you not to rely on the presence of the
air bags in order to avoid wearing your seat belt.
It is important to your safety and that of your passengers that you replace deployed air bags and
repair any malfunctioning air bags to make sure
the vehicle will continue to provide supplemental
crash protection for occupants.
(2) Always wear seat belts properly.
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Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
emergency tensioning device and
air bag
Warning!
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Damaged seat belts or belts that were
highly stressed in an accident must be
replaced and their anchoring points
must also be checked. Only use belts installed or supplied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Air bags and pyrotechnic Emergency
Tensioning Devices (ETDs) are designed
to function on a one-time-only basis. An
air bag or ETD that is deployed must be
replaced.
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Do not pass belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
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Do not make any modification that could
change the effectiveness of the belts.
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Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this
may severely weaken them. In a crash
they may not be able to provide adequate protection.
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No modifications of any kind may be
made to any components or wiring of
the SRS. This includes changing or
removing any component or part of the
SRS, the installation of additional trim
material, badges, etc. over the steering
wheel hub, front passenger front air bag
cover, outboard sides of the seat backrests, door trim panels, or door frame
trims, and installation of additional
electrical/electronic equipment on or
near SRS components and wiring. Keep
area between air bags and occupants
free from objects (e.g. packages, purses, umbrellas, etc.).
Do not hang items such as coat hangers
from the coat hooks or handles over the
door. These items may turn into projectiles and cause head and other injuries
when the window curtain air bag is
deployed.
Air bag system components will be hot
after an air bag has inflated. Do not
touch.
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Never place your feet on the instrument
panel, dashboard, or on the seat. Always
keep both feet on the floor in front of the
seat.
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In addition, improper repair work on the
SRS creates a risk of rendering the SRS
inoperative or causing unintended air
bag deployment. Work on the SRS must
therefore only be performed by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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For your protection and the protection
of others, when scrapping the air bag
unit or emergency tensioning device,
our safety instructions must be followed. These instructions are available
from your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
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Given the considerable deployment
speed, required inflation volume, and
the textile structure of the air bags,
there is the possibility of abrasions or
other potentially more serious injuries
resulting from air bag deployment.
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Warning!
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Front air bags
designed to inflate in two stages. This allows the
air bag to have different rates of inflation that are
based on the rate of relevant vehicle deceleration as assessed by the air bag control unit.
Only use seat covers which have been
tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz for
your vehicle model. Using other seat covers
may interfere with or prevent the
deployment of the front side impact air bags
or the rear side impact air bags*. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for availability.
When you sell your vehicle we strongly
urge you to give notice to the subsequent
owner that it is equipped with an SRS by
alerting them to the applicable section in
the Operator’s Manual.
i The front air bags in this vehicle have been
Vehicles with OCS* only:
On the front passenger-side, the front air bag
deployment is additionally influenced by the
passenger’s weight category as identified by the
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
(컄 page 81).
1 Driver air bag
2 Passenger air bag
Driver and front passenger front air bags
are deployed:
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in the event of certain frontal impacts
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
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independently of the side impact air
bags
Vehicles with OCS* only:
The lighter the front passenger side occupant,
the higher the vehicle deceleration rate required
for the second stage inflation of the air bag.
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The air bags will not deploy in impacts
which do not exceed the system’s deployment thresholds. You will then be protected by the fastened seat belts.
The front passenger front air bag will only
be deployed if:
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the system senses that the front
passenger seat is occupied
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the 59 indicator lamp in
the center console is not lit
(컄 page 85)
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the impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold
! Vehicles with BabySmartTM air bag
deactivation system, Canada only:
Do not place objects heavier than 20 lb (9 kg) on
the front passenger seat. This could cause the
front or side impact air bag on the front passenger side to deploy in a crash which exceeds the
system’s deployment threshold.
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Side impact air bags, window curtain
air bags
Warning!
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The pressure sensors for side impact air bag
control are located in the doors. Do not
modify any components of the doors or door
trim panels including, for example, the addition of door speakers.
Improper repair work on the doors or the
modification or addition of components to
the doors create a risk of rendering the
side impact air bags inoperative or causing
unintended air bag deployment. Work on the
doors must therefore only be performed by
qualified technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
1 Front side impact air bag
2 Window curtain air bag
3 Rear side impact air bag*
The side impact air bags and window
curtain air bags are deployed:
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on the impacted side of the vehicle
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in impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold
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independently of the front air bags
In addition, the window curtain air bags 2
are deployed in certain vehicle rollovers.
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The side impact air bags and window curtain air bags are not deployed in impacts
which do not exceed the system’s deployment threshold.
Vehicles with OCS* only:
The front passenger side impact air bag
will not deploy if the OCS senses that the
front passenger seat is empty and the front
passenger seat belt is not fastened (latch
plate is not inserted into the buckle). With
an empty front passenger seat and the
seat belt fastened (latch plate properly inserted into buckle) the front passenger
side impact air bag will deploy independently of the empty seat.
Warning!
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Only use seat covers which have been tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz for your
vehicle model. Using other seat covers may
interfere with or prevent the deployment of
the front side impact air bags or the rear
side impact air bags*. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
availability.
Occupant Classification System*
The Occupant Classification System (OCS)
automatically turns the front passenger
front air bag on or off based on the classified occupant weight category determined
by weight sensor readings from the front
passenger seat.
i The system does not deactivate the front
passenger side impact air bag, the window
curtain air bag, and the emergency tensioning
device.
Occupants must sit properly belted in a
position that is as upright as possible with
their back against the seat backrest and
feet on the floor to be correctly classified.
If the occupant’s weight is transferred to
another object in the vehicle (e.g. by leaning on armrests), the OCS may not be able
to properly approximate the occupant’s
weight category.
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Furthermore, the occupant weight may appear to increase or decrease due to
objects hanging on the seat, other passengers pushing on the seat, objects lodged
underneath the seat or stuffed between
seat and middle console or between seat
and door or due to objects applying pressure on the back of the seat. Always make
sure that the seat has clearance in all
directions at all times.
i If your seat, including your trim cover and
cushion needs to be serviced in any way, take
the vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Only seat accessories approved by
Mercedes-Benz may be used.
Both, driver and the front passenger
should always use the
59 indicator lamp as an indication of whether or not the front passenger is properly positioned.
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If the 59 indicator lamp illuminates when an adult or someone larger than
a small individual is in the front passenger
seat, have the front passenger re-position
himself or herself in the seat until the
59 indicator lamp goes out, or
check whether objects are caught under or
around the seat.
More information about air bag display messages (컄 page 463).
In the event of a collision, the air bag control
unit will not allow front passenger front air
bag deployment when the OCS classified
the front passenger seat occupant as being
up to or less than the weight of a typical
12-month-old child in a standard child restraint or if the front passenger seat is
sensed as being empty.
When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat occupant is classified as being up
to or less than the weight of a typical
12-month-old child in a standard child
restraint, the 59 indicator
lamp will illuminate when the engine is started and remain illuminated, indicating that
the front passenger front air bag is deactivated.
When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat is classified as being empty, the
59 indicator lamp will illuminate when the engine is started and remain
illuminated, indicating that the front
passenger front air bag is deactivated.
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When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat occupant is classified as being
heavier than the weight of a typical
12-month-old child seated in a standard
child restraint or as being a small individual
(such as a young teenager or a small adult),
the 59 indicator lamp will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds when
the engine is started and then, depending on
occupant weight sensor readings from the
seat, remain illuminated or go out. With the
59 indicator lamp illuminated,
the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. With the 59 indicator
lamp out, the front passenger front air bag is
activated.
When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat occupant is classified as an adult or
someone larger than a small individual, the
59 indicator lamp will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds when the
engine is started and then go out, indicating
that the front passenger front air bag is
activated.
If the 59 indicator lamp is illuminated, the front passenger front air bag is
deactivated and will not be deployed.
If the 59 indicator lamp is not
illuminated, the front passenger front air
bag is activated and will be deployed:
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in the event of certain frontal impacts
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
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independently of the side impact air
bags.
If the front passenger front air bag is deployed, the rate of inflation will be influenced by:
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the rate of vehicle deceleration as
assessed by the air bag control unit
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the front passenger’s weight category
as identified by the Occupant Classification System (OCS)
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According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriate infant or child restraint
recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
The infant or child restraint must be properly
secured with the vehicle’s seat belt, the seat
belt and top tether strap, or lower anchors
and top tether strap, fully in accordance
with the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions.
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Children can be killed or seriously injured by
an inflating air bag. Note the following
important information when circumstances
require you to place a child in the front passenger seat:
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Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the front
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the system senses the weight of a
typical 12-month-old child or less along
with the weight of a standard appropriate child restraint on the front passenger seat.
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A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front
passenger front air bag inflates in a
collision which could occur under some
circumstances, even with the air bag
technology installed in your vehicle. The
only means to completely eliminate this
risk is to never place a child in a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. We
therefore strongly recommend that you
always place a child in a rear-facing child
restraint in the back seat.
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If you must install a rear-facing child
restraint on the front passenger seat
because circumstances require you to
do so, make sure that the
59 indicator lamp is illuminated, indicating that the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. Should
the 59 indicator lamp not
illuminate or go out while the restraint is
installed, please check installation.
Periodically check the
59 indicator lamp while
driving to make sure the
59 indicator lamp is illuminated. If the 59 indicator
lamp goes out or remains out, do not
transport a child on the front passenger
seat until the system has been repaired.
A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates.
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If you have to place a child in a
forward-facing child restraint on the
front passenger seat, move the seat as
far back as possible, use the proper
child restraint recommended for the
age, size and weight of the child, and
secure child restraint with the vehicle’s
seat belt according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. For
children larger than the typical
12-month-old child, the front passenger
front air bag may or may not be
activated (컄 page 83).
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i Deployment of the driver front air bag does
not mean that the front passenger front air bag
also should have deployed.
The 59 indicator lamp is
located in the center console.
that the seat was empty or occupied by the
weight up to or less than that of a typical
12-month-old child seated in a standard
child restraint – both instances where the
system suppresses deployment of the front
passenger front air bag even though the impact met the criteria and was of sufficient
severity to deploy the driver front air bag.
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that the seat was occupied by a small individual (such as a young teenager or a small
adult) or a child weighing more than the
weight of a typical 12-month-old child in a
standard child restraint – instances where
the system may suppress deployment of the
front passenger front air bag even though
the impact met the criteria and was of sufficient severity to deploy the driver front air
bag.
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If the 1 indicator lamp and the
59 indicator lamp are lit at the
same time, there is a malfunction in the
Occupant Classification System. The front
passenger front air bag will be deactivated
in this case. Have the system checked as
soon as possible by qualified technicians.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
The Occupant Classification System (컄 page 81)
may have determined:
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Warning!
1 59 indicator lamp
The 59 indicator lamp 1 will
be illuminated, except with the SmartKey
removed from the starter switch or with
the starter switch in position 0
(컄 page 41).
In order to ensure proper operation of the
air bag system and OCS:
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Do not place more than 4.4 lb (2 kg) into
the parcel net on the back of the front
passenger seat. Otherwise, the OCS
may not be able to properly approximate
the occupant weight category.
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Do not place objects under and/or
around the front passenger seat.
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Do not hang anything from or attach any
items to the seats.
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Do not stuff objects such as books between the middle console and the front
passenger seat.
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Do not move the front passenger seat
backwards against stiff objects.
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Sit properly belted in a position that is as
upright as possible with your back
against the seat backrest.
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Do not lean on the armrests or lift yourself from the seat by using the handle
over the door as this may cause the OCS
to be unable to correctly approximate
the occupant weight category.
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Only have the seat repaired or replaced
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Read and observe all warnings in this
chapter.
Self-test Occupant Classification
System
After turning the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button once or
twice, the 59 indicator lamp
(컄 page 85) located in the center console
illuminates. If an adult occupant is properly
sitting on the front passenger seat and the
system senses the occupant as being an
adult, the 59 indicator lamp
will illuminate and go out after approximately 6 seconds.
If the seat is not occupied and the system
senses the front passenger seat as being
empty, the 59 indicator lamp
will illuminate and not go out.
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If the 59 indicator lamp should
not illuminate, the system is not functioning.
You must see an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center before seating any child
on the front passenger seat.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 448).
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Never place anything between seat cushion
and child seat (e.g. pillow), since it reduces
the effectiveness of the Occupant Classification System. The bottom of the child seat
must make full contact with the passenger
seat cushion. An incorrectly mounted child
seat could cause injuries to the child in case
of an accident, instead of increasing protection for the child.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
installation of child seats.
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BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system (Canada only)
The 59 indicator lamp located in the center console will be illuminated, except with the SmartKey removed or
the starter switch in position 0.
i The system does not deactivate the side impact air bag, the window curtain air bag and the
emergency tensioning device.
Self-test BabySmartTM without special
child seat installed
1 59 indicator lamp
Special BabySmartTM compatible child
seats, designed for use with the
Mercedes-Benz system, are required for
use with the BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system. Please contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for information on availability. With the special
child seat properly installed, the front passenger front air bag will not deploy.
After turning the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button once or
twice, the 59 indicator lamp
located in the center console comes on for
approximately 6 seconds and then goes
out.
If the 59 indicator lamp
should not come on or is continuously lit,
the system is not functioning. You must
see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center before seating any child on
the passenger seat.
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The BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system will ONLY work with a special child seat
designed to operate with it. It will not work
with child seats which are not BabySmartTM
compatible.
Never place anything between seat cushion
and child seat (e.g. pillow), since it reduces
the effectiveness of the deactivation system. The bottom of the child seat must
make full contact with the passenger seat
cushion. An incorrectly mounted child seat
could cause injuries to the child in case of an
accident, instead of protecting the child.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
installation of special child seats.
More information can be found in the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 450).
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When using a BabySmartTM compatible child
seat on the front passenger seat, the front
passenger front air bag will not deploy only
if the 59 indicator lamp remains illuminated.
Please be sure to check the indicator every
time you use the special system child seat.
Should the indicator lamp go out while the
restraint is installed, please check installation. If the indicator lamp remains out, do
not use the BabySmartTM restraint to transport children on the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
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Do not place powered-on laptops, cell
phones, electronic tags such as those used
in ski passes and like electronic devices on
the front passenger seat. Signals from such
devices may interfere with the BabySmartTM
system. Such signal interference may cause
the 59 indicator lamp not to
come on during self-test or be continuously
lit, indicating that the system is not functioning.
Seat belts
The use of seat belts and infant and child
restraint system is required by law in all
50 states, the District of Columbia, the
U.S. territories and all Canadian provinces.
Even where this is not the case, all vehicle
occupants should have their seat belts
fastened whenever the vehicle is in
motion.
For more information, see “Fastening the
seat belts” (컄 page 54).
i For information on infants and children
traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint
systems for infants and children, see “Children
in the vehicle” (컄 page 93).
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Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure your passengers are
properly restrained.
Failure to wear and properly fasten and position your seat belt greatly increases your
risk of injuries and their likely severity in an
accident. You and your passengers should
always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your injuries
can be considerably more severe without
your seat belt properly buckled. Without
your seat belt buckled, you are much more
likely to hit the interior of the vehicle or be
ejected from it. You can be seriously injured
or killed.
In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are properly wearing
your seat belt. Air bags can only protect as
they are designed if the occupants are
properly wearing their seat belts.
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Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
as this can be dangerous. You could slide
under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or
even fatal injuries. The seat backrest and
seat belt provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a position that is as upright as
possible and the belt is properly positioned
on the body.
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Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Make
sure everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt.
Never use a seat belt for more than one person at a time.
Warning!
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Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced
and their anchoring points must also be
checked.
Only use seat belts which have been
approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Do not make any modifications to the seat
belts. This can lead to unintended activation
of the ETDs or to failure.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Have all work carried out only by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY
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Seat belts can only work when used
properly. Never wear seat belts in any
other way than as described in this section, as that could result in serious injuries in case of an accident.
Each occupant should wear their seat
belt at all times, because seat belts help
reduce the likelihood of and potential
severity of injuries in accidents, including rollovers. The integrated restraint
system includes SRS (driver air bag, passenger front air bag, side impact air
bags, window curtain air bags for side
windows), ETD (seat belt emergency
tensioning device), and front seat knee
bolsters. The system is designed to enhance the protection offered to properly
belted occupants in certain frontal (front
air bags and ETD) and side (side impact,
window curtain air bags and ETD) impacts which exceed preset deployment
thresholds and in certain rollovers (window curtain air bags and ETD).
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Never wear the shoulder belt under your
arm, against your neck or off your shoulder. In a frontal crash, your body would
move too far forward. That would increase the chance of head and neck injuries. The belt would also apply too
much force to the ribs or abdomen,
which could severely injure internal organs such as your liver or spleen.
Never wear belts over rigid or breakable
objects in or on your clothing, such as
eyeglasses, pens, SmartKeys, etc., as
these might cause injuries.
Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips and not across the abdomen. If the belt is positioned across your
abdomen, it could cause serious injuries
in a crash.
Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at time. Do not fasten a seat belt
around a person and another person or
other objects.
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Belts should not be worn twisted. In a
crash, you would not have the full width
of the belt to distribute impact forces.
The twisted belt against your body could
cause injuries.
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Pregnant women should also always use
a lap-shoulder belt. The lap belt portion
should be positioned as low as possible
on the hips to avoid any possible pressure on the abdomen.
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Never place your feet on the instrument
panel, dashboard or on the seat. Always
keep both feet on the floor in front of the
seat.
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When using a seat belt to secure infant
or toddler restraints or children in
booster seats, always follow the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
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Enhanced seat belt reminder system
When the engine is started, the seat belt
telltale < will always illuminate
for 6 seconds to remind you and your
passengers to fasten your seat belts.
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the engine is started, an additional
warning chime will also sound for a maximum of 6 seconds or until the driver’s
seat belt is fastened.
If after these 6 seconds the driver’s or the
front passenger’s seat belt (with the front
passenger seat occupied) is not fastened
with front doors closed,
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the seat belt telltale < remains illuminated for as long as either the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt is not
fastened
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and if the vehicle speed once exceeds
15 mph (25 km/h), the seat belt
telltale < starts flashing and a
warning chime sounds with increasing
intensity for a maximum of 60 seconds
or until the driver’s and the front
passenger’s seat belt are fastened
If the driver’s or the front passenger’s
seat belt remains unfastened after
60 seconds, the warning chime stops
sounding, the seat belt telltale <
stops flashing but continues to be illuminated.
The seat belt telltale < will only go out
if both the driver’s and the front passenger’s seat belt (with the front passenger
seat occupied) are fastened, or the vehicle
is standing still and a front door is opened.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 443).
Emergency tensioning device (ETD),
seat belt force limiter
The seat belts for the front and second-row
outer seats are equipped with emergency
tensioning devices and seat belt force limiters. The seat belts for the third-row seats
are equipped with emergency tensioning
devices.
The ETD is designed to activate in the
following cases:
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in frontal or rear-end impacts
exceeding the system deployment
threshold
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in certain vehicle rollovers
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if the restraint systems are operational
and functioning correctly, see
1 indicator lamp (컄 page 445)
i The ETDs for the front seats will only activate if the respective front seat belt is fastened
(latch plate properly inserted into buckle).
The ETDs for the rear outer seats (second-row
seats) or rear seats (third-row seats) will activate
with or without the respective seat belt fastened.
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In an impact, emergency tensioning
devices remove slack from the belts in
such a way that the seat belts fit more
snugly against the body. Belt force limiters,
when activated, are employed to help
reduce the peak force exerted by the seat
belts on occupants during a crash.
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A pyrotechnic Emergency Tensioning Device
(ETD) that was activated must be replaced.
When disposing of the pyrotechnic emergency tensioning device, our safety instructions must be followed. These are available
at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Active head restraint
The active head restraints are intended to
offer the driver and front passenger
increased protection from whiplash type
injuries. In the event of a rear-end collision,
the active head restraints on the driver’s
and front passenger’s seats are designed
to move forward in the direction of travel,
providing the head with increased support
earlier on in the collision sequence. The
active head restraints move forward
whether the seat is occupied or not.
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Only use seat or head restraint covers which
have been tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model.
Using other seat or head restraint covers
may interfere with or prevent the activation
of the active head restraint. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for availability.
Do not attach any objects (e.g. hangers) to
the head restraints posts. Otherwise, the
active head restraints may not be able to
function properly or offer the intended
degree of protection in the event of an
accident.
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that it is as close to
the head as possible and the center of the
head restraint supports the back of the head
at eye level. This will reduce the potential for
injury to the head and neck in the event of
an accident or similar situation.
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You cannot remove the active head
restraint on the driver’s and front
passenger’s seats.
For removal of the active head restraints
we recommend that you contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 45).
For information on resetting the activated
active head restraints, see “Resetting activated head restraints” (컄 page 504).
Rear head restraints
Warning!
Children in the vehicle
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Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints installed when the rear seats
are occupied. Head restraints are intended
to help reduce injuries during an accident.
With a rear seat occupied, make sure to
move the respective head restraint up from
the lowest non-use position and have the
occupant adjust the head restraint properly.
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
it is as close to the head as possible and the
head restraint supports the back of the head
at eye level. This will reduce the potential for
injury to the head and neck in the event of
an accident or similar situation.
If an infant or child is traveling with you in
the vehicle:
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Secure the child using an infant or child
restraint appropriate to the age and
size of the child.
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Make sure the infant or child is
properly secured at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.
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Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, even if they are secured in a child restraint system. The children could
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injure themselves on parts of the vehicle
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be seriously or fatally injured through
excessive exposure to extreme heat or
cold
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Do not expose the child restraint system to
direct sunlight. The child restraint system’s
metal parts, for example, could become very
hot, and the child could be burned on these
parts.
If children open a door, they could
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injure other persons
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get out of the car and injure themselves
or be injured by following traffic
Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the
passenger or cargo compartment unless
they are firmly secured in place. For more information, see “Loading” (컄 page 297) and
“Useful features” (컄 page 316).
Unsecured or improperly positioned cargo
increases a child’s risk of injury in the event
of
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strong braking maneuvers
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sudden changes of direction
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an accident
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Infant and child restraint systems
We recommend all infants and children be
properly restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.
Vehicles with BabySmartTM air bag
deactivation system, Canada only:
Only use a BabySmartTM compatible child
restraint for the front passenger seat in
this vehicle.
All lap-shoulder belts except the driver’s
seat belt have special seat belt retractors
for secure fastening of child restraints.
To fasten a child restraint, follow child
restraint instructions for mounting. Then
pull the shoulder belt out completely and
let it retract. During seat belt retraction, a
ratcheting sound can be heard to indicate
that the special seat belt retractor is activated. The belt is now locked. Push down
on child restraint to take up any slack.
To deactivate, release seat belt buckle and
let seat belt retract completely. To deactivate the special seat belt retractor for the
front passenger seat, the front passenger
seat must be in the most backward position. The seat belt can again be used in the
usual manner.
Warning!
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Never release the seat belt buckle while the
vehicle is in motion, since the special seat
belt retractor will be deactivated.
i For information on child seats with mounting
fittings for tether anchorages, see “Installation
of infant and child restraint system”
(컄 page 99).
For information on LATCH-type child seat
mounts, see “Child seat anchors – LATCH type”
(컄 page 97).
The use of infant or child restraints is required by law in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, the U.S. territories and all
Canadian provinces.
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Infants and small children should be
seated in an appropriate infant or child
restraint system properly secured in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions for the child restraint, that
complies with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards 213 and 225 and
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
213 and 210.2.
A statement by the child restraint manufacturer of compliance with these
standards can be found on the instruction
label on the restraint and in the instruction
manual provided with the restraint.
When using any infant or child restraint
system, make sure to carefully read and
follow all manufacturer’s instructions for
installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to the inside of the vehicle and to
infant or child restraints.
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Vehicles with BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system, Canada only:
Children 12 years old and under must never
ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM
compatible child seat, which operates with
the BabySmartTM system installed in the
vehicle to deactivate the front passenger
front air bag when it is properly installed.
Otherwise they will be struck by the air bag
when it inflates in a crash. If this happens,
serious or fatal injury will result.
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According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriate infant or child restraint
recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
The infant or child restraint must be properly
secured with the vehicle’s seat belt, the seat
belt and top tether strap, or lower anchors
and top tether strap, fully in accordance
with the child seat manufacturer’s
instructions.
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Always sit as upright as possible, properly
use the seat belts and use an appropriately
sized infant restraint, toddler restraint, or
booster seat recommended for the size and
weight of the child.
Children can be killed or seriously injured by
an inflating air bag. Note the following important information when circumstances
require you to place a child in the front
passenger seat:
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Vehicles with OCS* only:
Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the front
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the OCS senses the weight of a
typical 12-month-old child or less along
with the weight of a standard
appropriate child restraint on the front
passenger seat.
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A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front
passenger front air bag inflates in a
collision which could occur under some
circumstances, even with the air bag
technology installed in your vehicle. The
only means to completely eliminate this
risk is to never place a child in a rear-facing child restraint in the front seat. We
therefore strongly recommend that you
always place a child in a rear-facing child
restraint in the back seat.
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If you must install a rear-facing child
restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do
so, make sure that the
59 indicator lamp is illuminated, indicating that the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. Should
the 59 indicator lamp not
illuminate or go out while the restraint is
installed, please check installation.
Periodically check the
59 indicator lamp while
driving to make sure the lamp is illuminated. If the 59 indicator
lamp goes out or remains out, do not
transport a child on the front passenger
seat until the system has been repaired.
A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates.
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If you have to place a child in a
forward-facing child restraint on the
front passenger seat, move the seat as
far back as possible, use the proper
child restraint recommended for the
age, size and weight of the child, and secure child restraint with the vehicle’s
seat belt according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. For
children larger than the typical
12-month-old child, the front passenger
front air bag may or may not be
activated (컄 page 82).
Children too big for a toddler restraint must
ride in seats using regular seat belts. Position shoulder belt across chest and shoulder, not face or neck. A booster seat may be
necessary to achieve proper belt positioning
for children from 41 lb until they reach a
height where a lap/shoulder belt fits
properly without a booster.
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Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, even if the children are secured in a
child restraint system.
A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Warning!
Infants and small children should never
share a seat belt with another occupant.
During an accident, they could be crushed
between the occupant and seat belt.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle
and/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
When the child restraint is not in use,
remove it from the vehicle or secure it with
the seat belt to prevent the child restraint
from becoming a projectile in the event of an
accident.
Child seat anchors – LATCH type
This vehicle is equipped with two LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
type anchors (at each of the outer rear
seats) for the installation of a LATCH child
seat with matching mounting fittings.
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Children too big for a toddler restraint must
ride in seats using regular seat belts. Position shoulder belt across chest and shoulder, not face or neck.
A booster seat may be necessary to achieve
proper belt positioning for children over
41 lb until they reach a height where a
lap/shoulder belt fits properly without a
booster.
Install child seat according to manufacturer’s instructions.
The child seat must be firmly attached to the
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An incorrectly mounted child seat may come
loose during an accident which could result
in serious injury or death to the child.
The LATCH anchors are blended with
covers.
Damaged or impact damaged child seats or
child seat mounting fittings must be replaced.
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, even if the children are secured in a
child restraint system.
Example, second-row seats
Example, second-row seats
1 Anchorage ring covers
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Remove anchorage ring cover 1 from
the seat on which a child seat is to be
installed.
2 Anchors
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Install a LATCH type child seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
! Make sure the seat belt for the center seat
can operate freely with a child seat installed.
i Non-LATCH type child seats may also be
used and can be installed using the vehicle’s
seat belt system. Install child seat according to
the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Installation of infant and child restraint
system
Move the respective head restraint to
its uppermost position (컄 page 137).
This vehicle is equipped with tether
anchorages for a top tether strap at the
second-row seat backrest. For installing an
infant and child restraint system at the
third-row seats, use the cargo tie-down
rings in the cargo compartment
(컄 page 305).
2 Anchorage ring
3 Hook
i For safety, make sure hook 3 has attached
to anchorage ring 2 beyond the safety catch, as
illustrated.
2 Anchorage ring
3 Hook
4 Top tether strap
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Guide top tether strap 4 between
head restraint and top of seat backrest.
1 Anchorage ring cover
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Remove anchorage ring cover 1 from
seat backrest of the seat on which a
child seat is to be installed.
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Securely fasten hook 3, which is part
of the tether strap 4, to anchorage
ring 2.
Make sure
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the top tether strap is not twisted
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the head restraint is installed and
positioned such that the top tether
strap can pass freely between the
head restraint and top of seat backrest
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top tether strap is positioned between the seat backrest and the
cargo compartment cover blind (if
installed)
Warning!
After installing top tether straps, make sure
that the seat backrests are in an upright position and are properly locked. Check for
secure locking by pushing and pulling on the
seat backrests. If a seat backrest is not
properly locked, the seat backrest could
fold. The child seat would no longer be properly supported or positioned to provide its
intended benefit.
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Lower the head restraint if necessary
(컄 page 137).
Make sure the top tether strap can
pass freely between the head restraint
and top of seat backrest.
the top tether strap is positioned
between the seat backrest and the
cargo net* (if installed)
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Install the child restraint system and
tighten the top tether strap according
to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Blocking of rear door window operation
With the override switch you can disable
the rear side window switches in the rear
door panels.
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Activate the override switch when children
are riding in the back seats of the vehicle.
The children could otherwise injure themselves, e.g. by becoming trapped in the window opening.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
The override switch is located on the
driver’s door control panel.
Disabling
왘
Press override switch 1 until it engages.
The switch engages in the recessed
position.
The rear door windows can no longer
be operated using the switches located
in the rear doors.
i Operating the rear door windows using the
1 Override switch
For more information on power windows,
see “Power windows” (컄 page 248).
switches located on the door control panel of the
driver’s door is still possible.
Enabling
왘
Press override switch 1 once more.
The switch disengages from its
recessed position back to its original
position.
The rear door windows can again be
operated using the switches located in
the rear doors.
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Safety and Security
Panic alarm
i Canada only:
Deactivating
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
왘
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
1 Â button
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i USA only:
Activating
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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왘
Press and hold button 1 for at least
1 second.
An audible alarm and flashing exterior
lamps will operate briefly.
Press button 1 again.
or
왘
Insert the SmartKey or the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* in starter switch.
or
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button (컄 page 43).
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must
be in the vehicle.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
왔 Driving safety systems
In this section you will find information on
the following driving safety systems:
Warning!
G
ABS
앫
ABS (Antilock Brake System)
BAS (Brake Assist System)
The following factors increase the risk of
accidents:
Warning!
앫
앫
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
앫
Excessive speed, especially in turns
앫
EBP (Electronic Brake Proportioning)
앫
Wet and slippery road surfaces
앫
Following another vehicle too closely
Do not pump the brake pedal. Use firm,
steady brake pedal pressure instead. Pumping the brake pedal defeats the purpose of
the ABS and significantly reduces braking
effectiveness.
앫
4-ETS (Electronic Traction System)
The driving safety systems described in this
section cannot reduce these risks or prevent the natural laws of physics from acting
on the vehicle.
Always adapt your driving style to the prevailing road and weather conditions and
keep a safe distance to other road users and
objects in the street.
G
The Antilock Brake System (ABS) regulates
the brake pressure so that the wheels do
not lock during braking. This allows you to
maintain the ability to steer your vehicle.
The ABS is functional above a speed of approximately 5 mph (8 km/h) independent
of road surface conditions.
i In winter operation, the maximum effective- On slippery road surfaces, the ABS will
®
ness of the ABS, the BAS, the ESP , the EBP, and
the 4-ETS is only achieved with winter tires
(컄 page 420) or snow chains as required.
respond even to light brake pressure.
The - indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 26) comes on when you
switch on the ignition. It goes out when the
engine is running.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Braking
Emergency brake maneuver
At the instant one of the wheels is about to
lock up, a slight pulsation can be felt in the
brake pedal, indicating that the ABS is in
the regulating mode.
왘
왘
Keep firm and steady pressure on the
brake pedal while experiencing the pulsation.
Continuous, steady brake pedal pressure
yields the advantages provided by the ABS,
namely braking power and ability to steer
the vehicle.
The pulsating brake pedal can be an
indication of hazardous road conditions
and functions as a reminder to take extra
care while driving.
Keep continuous full pressure on the
brake pedal.
Warning!
G
When the ABS is malfunctioning, the BAS,
the ESP®, and the 4-ETS are also switched
off. The basic driving and braking functions
are still available.
Off-road – ABS
When the ABS is malfunctioning, the wheels
may lock during hard braking, reducing
steering capability and extending the braking distance.
With the off-road driving program switched
on (컄 page 279), or with the transmission
in LOW RANGE* mode (컄 page 203), the
ABS designed for off-road use is automatically activated.
G
When applying the brakes at speeds below
approximately 18 mph (30 km/h), the
front wheels are locked cyclically to shorten the braking distance (dig-in effect). This
affects steering the vehicle.
Warning!
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the
vehicle brakes and tires or the traction
afforded. The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from
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excessive speed in turns, following another
vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a
safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABS
equipped vehicle must never be exploited in
a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the
safety of others.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 435).
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
BAS
Warning!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) operates in
emergency situations. If you apply the
brakes very quickly, the BAS automatically
provides full brake boost, thereby potentially reducing braking distance.
왘
Apply continuous full braking pressure
until the emergency braking situation is
over.
The ABS will prevent the wheels from
locking.
When you release the brake pedal, the
brakes function again as normal. The BAS
is then deactivated.
Warning!
G
If the BAS is malfunctioning, the brake system is still functioning, but without the additional brake boost available that BAS would
normally provide in an emergency braking
maneuver. Therefore, the braking distance
may increase.
G
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking efficiency beyond that
afforded by the condition of the vehicle
brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
The BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, following another vehicle too closely,
or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The
capabilities of a BAS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
ESP®
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) is
operational as soon as the engine is running. It monitors the vehicle’s traction
(force of adhesive friction between the
tires and the road surface) and handling.
The ESP® recognizes when a wheel is
spinning or if the vehicle starts to skid. By
applying brakes to the appropriate wheel
and by limiting engine output, the ESP®
works to stabilize the vehicle. The ESP® is
especially useful while driving off and on
wet or slippery road surfaces. The ESP®
also helps stabilize the vehicle during
braking and steering maneuvers.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument cluster (컄 page 26) flashes when the
ESP® is engaged.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument cluster comes on when you switch on
the ignition. It goes out when the engine is
running.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Warning!
G
Never switch off the ESP® when you see the
ESP® warning lamp v flashing in the instrument cluster. In this case, proceed as
follows:
앫
While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
앫
While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
앫
Adapt your speed and driving style to
the prevailing road conditions.
Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
The ESP® cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speed.
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Warning!
G
The ESP® cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase the traction afforded. The ESP®
cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESP® equipped vehicle must never
be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s
safety or the safety of others.
! Operational or performance test must only
be conducted on a two-axle dynamometer. If
such tests are necessary, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. You could
otherwise seriously damage the brake system or
the transfer case which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
! Because the ESP® operates automatically,
the engine and ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in
position 0 or 1) when testing the parking brake
on a brake test dynamometer and such testing
should be no longer than 10 seconds.
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system
which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
i The ESP® will only function properly if you
use wheels of the recommended tire size
(컄 page 554).
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 441) and
(컄 page 459).
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Switching off the ESP®
Warning!
Warning!
G
The ESP® should not be switched off during
normal driving other than in the circumstances described below. Disabling of the
system will reduce vehicle stability in standard driving maneuvers.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a spare
wheel is mounted.
To improve the vehicle’s traction, switch
off the ESP® in driving situations where it
would be advantageous to have the drive
wheels spin and thus cut into surfaces for
better grip such as:
앫
when driving with snow chains
앫
in deep snow
앫
in sand or gravel
G
Switch on the ESP® immediately if the aforementioned circumstances do not apply anymore. Otherwise the ESP® will not stabilize
the vehicle when it is starting to skid or a
wheel is spinning.
i When the ESP® is switched off and one or
more drive wheels are spinning, the ESP®
warning lamp v in the instrument cluster
flashes. However, the ESP® will then not
stabilize the vehicle.
The ESP® switch is located on the upper
part of the center console.
When you switch off the ESP®
앫
the ESP® does not stabilize the vehicle
앫
the engine output is not limited, which
allows the drive wheels to spin and
thus cut into surfaces for better grip
앫
the 4-ETS will still apply the brake to a
spinning wheel
앫
the ESP® continues to operate when
you are braking
앫
앫
you cannot activate the cruise control
or the Distronic* system
the cruise control or the Distronic*
system switch off if currently activated
1 ESP® switch
왘
With the engine running, press ESP®
switch 1.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
instrument cluster comes on.
The ESP® is deactivated.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Warning!
G
When the ESP® warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP® is
switched off or is not operational due to a
malfunction.
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions and to the non-operating
status of the ESP®.
! Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an ex-
tended period of time with the ESP® switched
off. This may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Switching on the ESP®
왘
Press ESP® switch 1.
warning lamp v in the
The
instrument cluster goes out.
ESP®
You are now again in normal driving
mode.
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For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 435).
Off-road – ESP®
With the off-road driving program switched
on (컄 page 279), or with the transmission
in LOW RANGE* mode (컄 page 203), the
ESP® designed for off-road use is automatically activated. At speeds below 27 mph
(45 km/h), the ESP® assists in over-/understeering, thus improving vehicle traction.
®
ESP Trailer Stabilization
If the trailer you are towing should begin to
sway, the rig can only be stabilized by
immediately applying the brakes hard.
Steering during this maneuver will not help
to stabilize the rig.
ESP® will assist you in such situations.
ESP® recognizes when the trailer starts
swaying and will apply the brakes to reduce the vehicle speed to a non-critical
speed that allows the vehicle-trailer combination to stabilize.
The ESP® Trailer Stabilization is functional
at vehicle speeds above approximately
40 mph (65 km/h) when the ESP® is
switched on.
Warning
G
The system will not be able to assist when
the trailer jackknifes
앫
on wet or icy roads
앫
on roads with slippery surface
앫
in sand or gravel
Trailers with a high center of gravity may tip
over before the system recognizes swaying
of the trailer.
i If the ESP® has switched off due to a mal-
function, ESP® cannot stabilize the rig.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
EBP
4-ETS
The EBP enhances braking effectiveness
by allowing the rear brakes to supply a
greater proportion of the braking effort
without a loss of vehicle stability.
The 4-Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
improves the vehicle’s ability to utilize
available traction, especially under
slippery road conditions. The brakes are
applied to the spinning wheel and power is
transferred to the wheel(s) with traction.
Warning!
Warning!
G
If the EBP is malfunctioning, the brake system is still functioning. However, the rear
wheels may lock during hard braking, causing you to lose control over the vehicle and
possibly causing an accident. Adjust your
driving style to the non-operating status of
the EBP.
G
When you see ESP® warning lamp v
flashing in the instrument cluster, then proceed as follows:
앫
While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument cluster, starts to flash at any vehicle
speed, as soon as a tire loses traction and
the wheel begins to spin.
앫
While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
앫
Adapt your speed and driving style to
the prevailing road conditions.
i If conditions require, switch on off-road
Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
driving program (컄 page 279) or LOW RANGE*
mode (컄 page 203).
The 4-ETS cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speed.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 438) and
(컄 page 471).
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
! Operational or performance test must only
i If the yellow ESP® warning lamp v
be conducted on a two-axle dynamometer. If
such tests are necessary, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. You could
otherwise seriously damage the brake system or
the transfer case which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
comes on while driving, the 4-ETS is being
switched off temporarily to prevent overheating
of the drive wheel brakes. In addition, the
message ESP inoperative See Operator’s
Manual appears in the multifunction display.
! Because the ESP® operates automatically,
the engine and ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in
position 0 or 1) when testing the parking brake
on a brake test dynamometer and such testing
should be no longer than 10 seconds.
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system
which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
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For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 436) and
(컄 page 451).
Off-road - 4-ETS
With the off-road driving program switched
on (컄 page 279), or with the transmission
in LOW RANGE* mode (컄 page 203), the
4-ETS designed for off-road use is automatically activated.
Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
왔 Anti-theft systems
Immobilizer
The immobilizer prevents unauthorized
persons from starting your vehicle.
With KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
i Starting the engine will also deactivate the
The alarm system will also be triggered
when
앫
the vehicle is opened with the mechanical key, see “Unlocking the vehicle”
(컄 page 500)
앫
a door is opened from the inside, see
“Opening the doors from the inside”
(컄 page 122)
immobilizer.
Activating
With the SmartKey
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
With KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button (컄 page 43) on the starter
switch once.
The engine is turned off.
왘
Open the driver’s door.
Deactivating
With the SmartKey
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 (컄 page 41).
In case the engine cannot be started (yet the
vehicle’s battery is charged), the system is not
operational. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center or call
1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA), or
1-800-387-0100 (in Canada).
Anti-theft alarm system
Once the alarm system has been armed, a
visual and audible alarm is triggered when
someone opens
앫
a door
앫
the tailgate
앫
the hood
i If the alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call to the Response Center is
initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system
(컄 page 332) provided that the Tele Aid service
was subscribed to and properly activated, and
that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage are available.
The alarm will stay on, even if the activating element (a door, for example) is immediately closed.
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Arming the alarm system
i If the turn signal lamps do not flash three
Canceling the alarm
The alarm system indicator lamp is located
to the lower left of the hazard warning
flasher.
times, one of the following elements may not be
properly closed:
To cancel the alarm:
앫
a door
With the SmartKey
앫
the tailgate
Close the respective element and lock the
vehicle again.
왘
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
or
Disarming the alarm system
왘
1 Alarm system indicator lamp
왘
Lock the vehicle with the SmartKey or
with KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 71).
The turn signal lamps flash three times
to indicate that the vehicle is locked.
The alarm system is armed within approximately 10 seconds. Alarm system
indicator lamp 1 flashes.
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왘
Unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey
or with KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 40).
The turn signal lamps flash once to
indicate that the alarm system is
disarmed. Indicator lamp 1 goes out.
With KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Grasp an outside door handle.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must
be within 3 ft (1 m) of the vehicle.
i The alarm system will rearm automatically
again after approximately 40 seconds if neither a
door nor the tailgate is opened.
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
SmartKey.
or
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button (컄 page 43).
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must
be inside the vehicle.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Seats
Memory function*
Lighting
Instrument cluster
Control system
Automatic transmission
Transfer case
Differential locks*
Good visibility
Climate control
3-zone automatic climate control*
Power windows
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Driving systems
Loading
Useful features
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
In the “Controls in detail” section you will
find detailed information on how to operate the equipment installed in your vehicle.
If you are already familiar with the basic
functions of your vehicle, this section will
be of particular interest to you.
To quickly familiarize yourself with the basic functions of the vehicle, refer to the
“Getting started” section of this manual.
The corresponding page numbers are
given at the beginning of each segment.
For more information on locking and unlocking, see the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 40) and (컄 page 71).
SmartKey
Your vehicle comes supplied with two
SmartKeys, each with remote control and a
removable mechanical key.
The locking tabs for the mechanical key
portion of the two SmartKeys are a different color to help distinguish each
SmartKey unit.
The SmartKey provides an extended operating range. To prevent theft, however, it is
advisable to only unlock the vehicle when
you are in close proximity to it.
The SmartKey centrally locks and unlocks:
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앫
the doors
앫
the tailgate
앫
the fuel filler flap
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button* for tailgate
3 Locking tab for mechanical key
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 102)
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. It is possible
for children to open a locked door from the
inside, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
! To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the SmartKey to high levels of electromagnetic radiation.
i USA only:
i You can also open and close
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
앫
the door windows
앫
the hinged quarter windows*
앫
the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
using the SmartKey, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 251) and see “Convenience closing feature” (컄 page 252).
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
! If you cannot lock or unlock the vehicle with
the SmartKey, the batteries in the SmartKey are
discharged, the SmartKey is malfunctioning, or
the vehicle battery is drained.
i Canada only:
앫
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
Check the batteries in the SmartKey and
replace them if necessary (컄 page 506).
앫
Use the mechanical key to unlock the
driver’s door (컄 page 500).
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
앫
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Lock the vehicle as described in the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 501).
앫
Have the vehicle battery and the vehicle
battery connections checked (컄 page 530).
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
If the SmartKey is malfunctioning, contact
Roadside Assistance or an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Factory setting
Global unlocking
왘
Global locking
왘
With the tailgate and all doors closed,
the turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
Press button Œ.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system is
disarmed.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
and rearm the anti-theft alarm system
within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if
앫
neither door nor tailgate is opened
앫
the SmartKey is not inserted in the
starter switch
앫
the central locking switch is not
activated
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Press button ‹.
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
왘
Press button Πonce.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knob in the driver’s door moves
up. The anti-theft alarm system is
disarmed.
Selective setting
Global unlocking
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the SmartKey so that
pressing button Πonly unlocks the
driver’s door and the fuel filler flap.
왘
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds
until battery check lamp 5
(컄 page 114) flashes twice.
The SmartKey will then function as
follows:
Press button Πtwice.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system is
disarmed.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Global locking
왘
Press button ‹.
With the tailgate and all doors closed,
the turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
Restoring to factory setting
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds
until battery check lamp 5
(컄 page 114) flashes twice.
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Vehicles equipped with KEYLESS-GO come
with two SmartKeys with KEYLESS-GO,
each with remote control and a removable
mechanical key.
The locking tabs for the mechanical key
portion of the two SmartKeys with
KEYLESS-GO are a different color to help
distinguish each SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO unit.
The KEYLESS-GO function is integrated
into the SmartKey. On these vehicles, the
validity of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
is checked when you grasp an outside door
handle.
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is valid,
your vehicle unlocks
앫
the doors
앫
the tailgate
앫
the fuel filler flap
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button* for tailgate
3 Locking tab for mechanical key
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 102)
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
! To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO to high
levels of electromagnetic radiation.
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i You can also open and close
앫
the door windows
앫
the hinged quarter windows*
앫
the tilt/sliding sunroof*
using the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO, see
“Summer opening feature” (컄 page 251) and
see “Convenience closing feature”
(컄 page 252).
! If you cannot lock or unlock the vehicle with
the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO, the batteries in
the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO are discharged,
the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is malfunctioning or the vehicle battery is drained.
앫
Check the batteries in the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO (컄 page 122) and replace
them if necessary (컄 page 506).
앫
Use the mechanical key to unlock the
driver’s door (컄 page 500).
앫
Lock the vehicle as described in the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 501).
앫
Have the vehicle battery and the vehicle
battery connections checked (컄 page 530).
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is malfunctioning, contact Roadside Assistance or an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Important notes on using KEYLESS-GO*
앫
앫
앫
To lock or unlock the vehicle, the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located outside the vehicle within approximately 3 ft (1 m) of the respective
door or the tailgate.
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If the vehicle has been parked for more
than 72 hours, you must pull an outside
door handle in order to activate the
KEYLESS-GO function.
You can also use the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO like a normal SmartKey
(컄 page 114).
The starter switch is located under the
KEYLESS-GO button. Pull the
KEYLESS-GO button out in order to access the starter switch (컄 page 43).
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You can combine KEYLESS-GO functions with normal SmartKey functions
(e.g. unlocking with KEYLESS-GO and
locking with the ‹ button).
Always carry the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
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In order to start the engine with the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO:
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The KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
must be inserted in the starter
switch (컄 page 43).
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The brake pedal must be firmly
depressed. Do not depress the
accelerator.
Never store the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO together with:
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electronic items such as a cellular
phone or another SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO
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metallic objects such as coins or
metal foil
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
must be located in the vehicle.
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If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
positioned farther away from the vehicle, the system may no longer recognize the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO.
The vehicle then cannot be locked or
the engine started via the KEYLESS-GO
system.
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If you have started the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
(컄 page 59), you can turn it off again by
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pressing the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button (컄 page 70)
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inserting the SmartKey into the
starter switch when the vehicle is at
a standstill and the automatic
transmission is in position P
(컄 page 70)
Doing so could impair the function of
the KEYLESS-GO system.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
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If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
removed from the vehicle (e.g. if a
passenger exits the vehicle with the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO)
앫
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when pressing the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button or trying to lock
the vehicle with the look button on
an outside door handle the message Key not detected appears in
the multifunction display
with the engine running, the message Key not detected appears in
the multifunction display while
driving off.
Find the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO or
change its present location immediately (e.g. place it on the front passenger
seat or insert it in shirt pocket).
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Remember that the engine can be
started by anyone with a SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO that is left inside the
vehicle.
Possibility 1 (One SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO in the vehicle, one
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO outside
the vehicle):
If you leave the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO behind when exiting and
locking the vehicle, no message
appears in the multifunction display.
Possibility 2 (One SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO in the vehicle, no
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO outside
the vehicle):
When exiting and trying to lock the
vehicle, the message Key detected in
vehicle will appear in the multifunction
display. The vehicle will not be locked.
Factory setting
Global unlocking
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Grasp an outside door handle.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
and rearm the anti-theft alarm system
within approximately 40 seconds of
unlocking if
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neither a door nor the tailgate is
opened
앫
the central locking switch is not
activated
i The vehicle could be inadvertently unlocked
if the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is within 3 ft
(1 m) of the vehicle and
앫
an outside door handle is splashed with
water
or
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you attempt to clean an outside door handle
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Global locking
왘
Press the lock button on an outside
door handle (컄 page 72).
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
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With the tailgate and all doors closed,
the turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
Selective setting
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO so when you grasp the
driver’s door handle only the driver’s door
and the fuel filler flap unlocks.
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Global locking
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Grasp the driver’s outside door handle.
Press the lock button on an outside
door handle (컄 page 72).
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knob in the driver’s door moves
up. The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
All turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
Global unlocking
Restoring to factory setting
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Grasp any outside door handle other
than the driver’s outside door handle.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds
until battery check lamp 5
(컄 page 117) flashes twice.
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds
until battery check lamp 5
(컄 page 117) flashes twice.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO will
then function as follows:
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Checking the batteries in the SmartKey
or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Loss of the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*
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If you lose your SmartKey, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO or mechanical key, you
should do the following:
Press button ‹ or Œ.
The battery check lamp (컄 page 114)
or (컄 page 117) comes on briefly to indicate that the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO batteries are in
order.
i If the battery check lamp does not come on
briefly during check, the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO batteries are discharged.
왘
Have the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO deactivated by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
왘
Report the loss of the SmartKey,
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO or the
mechanical key immediately to your
car insurance company.
왘
Have the mechanical lock replaced if
necessary.
Replace the batteries (컄 page 506).
You can obtain the required batteries at any
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
i If the batteries are checked within signal
range of the vehicle, pressing the
button ‹ or Œ will lock or unlock the
vehicle accordingly.
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Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center will be glad to supply you
with a replacement.
Opening the doors from the inside
You can open a locked door from the inside. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
1 Locking knob
2 Inside door handle
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
i If the vehicle has previously been locked
Front doors
from the outside with the SmartKey or
KEYLESS-GO*, opening a door from the inside
will trigger the anti-theft alarm system.
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If the door was locked, locking knob 1
will move up.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the following:
With the SmartKey
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Insert the SmartKey in the starter switch.
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Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
SmartKey.
Rear doors
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Pull up locking knob 1 on the respective rear door to unlock door.
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Pull on inside door handle 2 on the respective rear door to open door.
With KEYLESS-GO*
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Grasp an outside door handle.
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Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button
(컄 page 43).
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must be
inside the vehicle.
Pull on inside door handle 2 on the
respective front door to open door.
Tailgate/Power tailgate*
Warning!
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Make sure the tailgate is closed when the
engine is running and while driving. Among
other dangers deadly carbon monoxide (CO)
gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in
unconsciousness and death.
A minimum height clearance of
7.4 ft (2.25 m) is required to open the
tailgate.
! The tailgate swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure there is sufficient overhead clearance.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Tailgate
Opening the tailgate from the inside
Opening the tailgate from the outside
You can unlock the tailgate from the
third-row seats and then open it manually.
i Vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*:
The vehicle must be unlocked (컄 page 40).
The handle is located on the right of the
tailgate’s window trim.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
When opening the tailgate, the vehicle is globally
unlocked.
1 Handle
2 Push
3 Lift
왘
Pull on the handle.
The tailgate opens slightly.
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Pull tailgate upwards to open.
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Lift handle 1 in direction of arrow 3.
The tailgate is released and can be
opened manually.
i If you do not open the tailgate within a few
seconds, the tailgate lock will automatically
engage again. Additionally, the tailgate will
relock automatically, if the vehicle was locked
when the tailgate was released from the inside.
If the tailgate lock does not engage automatically
and, if applicable, the tailgate does not relock
after a few seconds, you have to close the tailgate manually (컄 page 125).
The handle is located above the rear
license plate recess.
왘
왘
Push handle 1 in direction of
arrow 2 and hold it there.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Power tailgate*
Closing the tailgate from the outside
Warning!
In vehicles with power tailgate, you can
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To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the cargo
compartment opening when closing the
tailgate. Be especially careful when small
children are around.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children
unattended in the vehicle, or with access to
an unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
i To prevent an inadvertent lockout, do not
place the SmartKey in the cargo compartment.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: To prevent a
possible inadvertent lockout, the tailgate will
open automatically if a SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO is recognized inside the vehicle.
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open and close the tailgate from the
inside and the outside electrically
앫
limit the opening height of the tailgate
앫
interrupt the opening/closing procedure at any time by
앫
pressing or pulling the
door-mounted remote tailgate
switch (컄 page 126)
앫
pressing the Š button on the
SmartKey (컄 page 114) or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
(컄 page 117)
앫
pressing the tailgate closing switch
(컄 page 128)
앫
pressing the tailgate
closing/locking switch (vehicles
with KEYLESS-GO*) (컄 page 128)
1 Handle
왘
왘
Lower tailgate by pulling firmly on
handle 1.
Close tailgate with hands placed flat on
it.
Once the tailgate touches the latch, the
tailgate will pull itself shut automatically.
i If the vehicle was previously centrally locked
with the SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, the tailgate
will lock automatically after closing it. The turn
signals flash three times to confirm locking.
! The tailgate swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure there is sufficient overhead clearance.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Opening the tailgate from the outside
Opening the tailgate from the inside
You can unlock and open the tailgate
simultaneously from the outside when the
vehicle is at a standstill.
You can unlock and open the tailgate simultaneously from the driver’s seat when
the vehicle is at a standstill.
왘
Press and hold button Š on the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* until the tailgate unlocks
and opens.
While the tailgate is opening, an
acoustic signal sounds.
or
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Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
Pull on the handle (컄 page 124).
The entire vehicle is unlocked and the
tailgate opens. While the tailgate is
opening, an acoustic signal sounds.
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Warning!
The switch is located on the door control
panel.
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Maintain sight of the area around the rear of
the vehicle while operating the tailgate with
the door-mounted remote tailgate switch or
with the Š button on the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*. Monitor the
opening procedure carefully to make sure
no one is in danger of being injured.
To interrupt the opening procedure, press or
pull the door-mounted remote tailgate
switch or press the Š button on the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*.
1 Remote tailgate switch with indicator
lamp
왘
Pull remote tailgate switch 1 until
tailgate begins to open.
The tailgate opens. The indicator lamp
in the remote tailgate switch comes on
and remains lit until the tailgate is
closed. While the tailgate is opening, an
acoustic signal sounds.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Limiting opening height of tailgate*
In vehicles with power tailgate*, the tailgate opening height can be limited when
transporting goods on a roof rack* (e.g.
presence of an MB roof cargo container*).
When activated, the tailgate opens to
approximately 6.6 ft (2.00 m).
왘
Activate the limiting opening height of
tailgate using the control system
(컄 page 184).
Closing the tailgate from the inside
You can close the tailgate from the inside
using the remote tailgate switch.
If the tailgate comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has
been piled too high) the closing procedure
is stopped and the tailgate reopens.
Warning!
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Maintain sight of the area around the rear of
the vehicle while operating the tailgate with
the door-mounted switch. Monitor the
closing procedure carefully to make sure no
one is in danger of being injured.
To interrupt the closing procedure, press or
pull the door-mounted remote tailgate
switch or press the Š button on the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*.
Press remote tailgate switch 1
(컄 page 126) until tailgate begins to
close.
The tailgate closes. While the tailgate is
closing an acoustic signal sounds. The
indicator lamp in the remote tailgate
switch goes out.
To interrupt the closing procedure:
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Press or pull remote tailgate switch 1
(컄 page 126).
Even with the SmartKey or the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* removed from the
starter switch or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the vehicle,
the remote tailgate switch can be operated.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing the tailgate from the outside
always keep hands and fingers away from
the cargo compartment opening when closing the tailgate. Be especially careful when
small children are around. To stop the closing procedure, do one of the following:
You can close the tailgate from the outside
using the tailgate closing switch or the
Š button on the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO*. In vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*, you can also simultaneously lock the vehicle.
If the tailgate comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has
been piled too high) the closing procedure
is stopped and the tailgate reopens.
1 Tailgate closing switch
Press tailgate closing switch 1 or the
Š button on the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* briefly.
The tailgate closes and an acoustic
warning sounds.
Warning!
1 Tailgate closing switch
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Press tailgate closing switch 1
(컄 page 128).
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Press KEYLESS-GO* locking/closing
switch* 1 (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*) (컄 page 129).
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Press the Š button on the SmartKey
(컄 page 114) or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 117).
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Press or pull the remote tailgate switch
on the driver’s door (컄 page 126).
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*
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Vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*
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Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
make sure no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
Even with the SmartKey removed from the
starter switch or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the vehicle,
the tailgate closing switch can be operated.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
i Do not place the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* in the open cargo compartment.
You may lock yourself out.
Warning!
i If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the tailgate will lock automatically after
closing it. The turn signals will flash three times
to confirm locking.
Closing the tailgate and locking the
vehicle from the outside (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*)
In vehicles with power tailgate and
KEYLESS-GO*, you can close the tailgate
and lock the vehicle simultaneously from
the outside using the KEYLESS-GO*
locking/closing switch.
If the tailgate comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has
been piled too high), the closing procedure
is stopped and the tailgate reopens.
왘
1 KEYLESS-GO* locking/closing switch
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO* locking/closing
switch 1 briefly.
The tailgate closes automatically. Once
the tailgate is closed, the vehicle locks
if doors are closed. The turn signals
flash three times to confirm locking.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down. The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
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Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
make sure no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the cargo compartment opening when closing the tailgate. Be especially careful when
small children are around. To stop the closing procedure, do one of the following:
앫
Press tailgate closing switch 1
(컄 page 128).
앫
Press KEYLESS-GO* locking/closing
switch* 1 (컄 page 129).
앫
Press the Š button on the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 117).
앫
Press or pull the remote tailgate switch
on the driver’s door (컄 page 126).
컄컄
Make sure you have the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* with you.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
컄컄
Even with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
removed from the vehicle, the tailgate
closing switch can be operated. Therefore,
do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. A
child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Automatic central locking
Locking and unlocking from the inside
The doors and the tailgate lock automatically when the ignition is switched on and
the wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of
approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or more.
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
tailgate from inside using the central locking or unlocking switch. This can be useful,
for example, if you want to lock the vehicle
before starting to drive.
i You can open a locked door from the inside.
Open door only when conditions are safe to do
so.
i To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout,
i The doors unlock automatically after an
the tailgate will open automatically if a SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* is recognized inside the
vehicle.
accident if the force of the impact exceeds a
preset threshold.
The vehicle automatically locks when the ignition
is switched on and the wheels are turning at
vehicle speeds of approximately 9 mph
(15 km/h) or more. You could therefore lock
yourself out when the vehicle
앫
is pushed or towed
앫
is on a test stand
For information on towing the vehicle, see
“Towing the vehicle” (컄 page 540).
You can deactivate the automatic locking
mode using the control system
(컄 page 183).
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The fuel filler flap cannot be locked or unlocked with the central locking or unlocking switch.
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
The switches are located in the front-door
control panels.
Unlocking
왘
Press central unlocking switch 1.
The vehicle unlocks.
i You can open a locked door from inside at
any time. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
If the vehicle was previously centrally locked
with the SmartKey or with KEYLESS-GO*, it will
not unlock using the central unlocking switch.
If the vehicle was previously locked with the
central locking switch:
1 Central unlocking switch
2 Central locking switch
앫
and the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is set to factory settings, the
complete vehicle is unlocked when a front
door is opened from the inside
앫
and the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is set to selective settings,
only the front door opened from the inside is
unlocked
Locking
왘
Press central locking switch 2.
If all doors and the tailgate are closed,
the vehicle locks.
i With the passenger-side door opened, you
cannot lock the vehicle with the central locking
switch.
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Controls in detail
Seats
For information on seat adjustment, see
the “Getting started” section (컄 page 45).
For more information on seats, see “Loading” (컄 page 297).
Easy-entry feature for third-row seats
The lever for the easy-entry feature is located on the rear of the seat base of the
passenger side second-row seat.
Easy-entry/exit feature for third-row
seats
This feature allows for easier access to and
exit from the vehicle’s third-row seats.
Warning!
1 Easy-entry lever
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To help avoid personal injury, the
second-row seat backrests must be properly
locked either in the upright position or,
when using the expanded cargo compartment, in the fully folded position while the
vehicle is in motion.
1 Easy-entry lever
! Make sure that the head restraint is pushed
all the way down (컄 page 137).
왘
Pull and hold easy-entry lever 1 in direction of arrow at resistance point.
The seat backrest folds forward.
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Pull and hold easy-entry lever 1 once
again in direction of arrow at resistance
point.
왘
Lift up the right second-row seat until it
folds forward.
You should now have sufficient space
to access the vehicle’s third-row seat.
i Vehicles with memory function*:
The front passenger seat moved slightly forward.
Controls in detail
Seats
For setting the front passenger seat back
into the stored position, see “Recalling positions from memory” (컄 page 144).
For information on how to fold down the
second-row seats completely, see “Folding
second-row seats” (컄 page 308).
Easy-exit feature for third-row seats
Easy-entry/exit position
The easy-exit strap is located on the right
rear of the second-row seat base.
왘
To exit the vehicle when seated on a
third-row seat, pull up and hold
easy-exit strap 1.
The right second-row seat backrest
folds forward.
왘
Pull and hold once easy-entry strap 1.
왘
Lift up the right second-row seat until it
folds forward.
You should now have sufficient space
to exit the vehicle’s third-row seat.
While the easy-entry feature is activated,
you will see, for example, the following
message in the multifunction display:
i Vehicles with memory function*:
The front passenger seat moved slightly forward.
2nd row of seats
Right not locked
While the easy-entry feature is activated,
you will see, for example, the following
message in the multifunction display:
왘
Return seat into its original position
(컄 page 134).
The message in the multifunction display disappears.
2nd row of seats
Right not locked
컄컄
1 Easy-exit strap
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Controls in detail
Seats
컄컄왘
Return seat into its original position
(컄 page 134).
The message in the multifunction display disappears.
For setting the front passenger seat back
into the stored position, see “Recalling positions from memory” (컄 page 144).
For information on how to fold down the
second-row seats completely, see “Folding
second-row seats” (컄 page 308).
Returning second-row seats to their
original position
Warning!
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When occupants have entered or exited the
vehicle using the easy-entry/exit feature,
before driving off make sure
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the seats are properly locked
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the seat backrests are in an upright position and are properly locked
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If a seat and seat backrest are not properly
locked, the seat could move forward and the
seat backrest could fold. You could slide under the seat belt during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or in an accident. If you slide under
it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen
or neck. That could cause serious or even fatal injuries.
왘
Fold seat (컄 page 133) back until it audibly engages.
왘
Fold seat backrest (컄 page 132) back
into original position until it engages.
Emergency exit for third-row seats
i If, due to an accident or other situation, it is
not possible for you to exit the vehicle on the
side of the easy-entry seat (컄 page 132), you
can fold the left side of the seat backrest in the
second row of seats down in order to open the
left rear door.
To make sure the seat backrest has engaged, lean firmly against the backrest.
1 Emergency release
2 Seat backrest
! Make sure that the head restraint is pushed
all the way down (컄 page 137).
Controls in detail
Seats
왘
Pull emergency release 1 in the
direction of arrow.
왘
Push seat backrest 2 forwards.
Warning!
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To help avoid personal injury when folding
the seat backrest forward, make sure that
you move both feet and legs all the way back
and out of the way to avoid them contacting
the seat as it pivots forward.
In order to prevent an accident or any other
potentially dangerous situations when opening the rear door and exiting the vehicle,
make sure that you are aware of the traffic
situation at all times.
왘
Open the left door.
왘
Exit the vehicle.
Front seat active head restraints
Warning!
Rear seats
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint so that it is close
to the head as possible and the center of the
head restraint supports the back of the head
at eye level. This will reduce the potential for
injury to the head and neck in the event of
an accident or similar situation.
You cannot remove the active head
restraints on the driver’s and front
passenger’s seat.
For removal of the active head restraints
we recommend that you contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
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According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats.
Regardless of seating position, children
12 years old and under must be seated and
properly secured in an appropriately sized
infant restraint, toddler restraint, or booster
seat recommended for the size and weight
of the child. For additional information, see
“Children in the vehicle” (컄 page 93).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle
and/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 45).
For information on active head restraints,
see “Active head restraint” (컄 page 92).
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Controls in detail
Seats
Rear seat adjustment
Warning!
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Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
as this can be dangerous. You could slide
under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or
fatal injuries. The seat backrest and seat
belts provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a nearly upright position and
belts are properly positioned on the body.
Your seat must be adjusted so that you can
correctly fasten your seat belt (컄 page 54).
Never place hands under the seat or near
any moving parts while a seat is being
adjusted.
After adjusting rear seats, make sure
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the seats are properly locked
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the seat backrests are in an upright position and are properly locked
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Check for secure locking by pushing and
pulling on the seat backrests. If a seat and
seat backrest are not properly locked, the
seat could move forward and the seat backrest could fold. The child seat would no longer be properly supported or positioned to
provide its intended benefit.
The seat backrest tilt can be set to five
different positions.
The handles for adjusting the seats are
located on the rear of each seat base.
Seat backrest tilt (second-row seats)
Warning!
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The seat belt only offers its intended protection when the seat backrest is in a nearly
vertical position and the occupant is sitting
upright. Avoid sitting in positions that prevent the seat belt from being properly positioned against the body (컄 page 54). You
should therefore adjust the backrest to a position as upright as possible.
1 Adjustment handle
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While seated, pull handle 1 in direction of arrow to resistance point and
hold it there.
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To move seat backrest back, lean lightly against backrest.
Controls in detail
Seats
왘
To move seat backrest forward, lean
forward with handle 1 pulled and held
at resistance point.
The seat backrest will move forward
against your back.
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Release handle 1 when the seat backrest has reached the desired position.
Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
it is as close to the head as possible and the
center of the head restraint supports the
back of the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and
neck in the event of an accident or similar
situation.
To make sure the seat backrest has engaged, lean firmly against the backrest.
왘
Manually adjust the height of head
restraint 1 by pulling it upward to the
desired position.
Lowering:
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To lower head restraint 1, push
release button 2 and press down on
head restraint 1.
i The third-row seat head restraints are adjusted in the same manner.
Head restraint height
Warning!
Raising:
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With a rear seat occupied, make sure to
move the respective head restraint up from
the lowest non-use position and have the occupant adjust the head restraint properly.
Second-row seat head restraint
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
1 Head restraint
2 Release button
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Controls in detail
Seats
Head restraint fore and aft adjustment
Head restraints
Warning!
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Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints installed when the rear seats
are occupied. Head restraints are intended
to help reduce injuries during an accident.
The angle of the head restraint for the outer second-row seats or the third-row seats
can be adjusted manually.
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While seated, reach behind you with
both hands and find lower edge of the
head restraint.
Adjust the head restraint to the desired
position by pushing or pulling on the
lower edge of the head restraint cushion.
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With a rear seat occupied, make sure to
move the respective head restraint up from
the lowest non-use position and have the occupant adjust the head restraint properly.
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
it is as close to the head as possible and the
center of the head restraint supports the
back of the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and
neck in the event of an accident or similar
situation.
Second-row seat head restraint
1 Head restraint
2 Release button
Removing
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Second-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest forward
(컄 page 136).
왘
Third-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest forward
(컄 page 307).
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Pull head restraint 1 to its uppermost
position.
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Seats
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Push release button 2 and pull out
head restraint.
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Second-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest rearward until it
engages.
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Third-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest rearward
(컄 page 307).
Installing
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Second-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest forward
(컄 page 136).
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Third-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest forward
(컄 page 307).
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Insert head restraint 1 into openings
on the seat backrest.
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Push head restraint 1 down until it audibly engages.
왘
Push release button 2 and adjust
head restraint 1 to the desired position (컄 page 137).
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Second-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest rearward until it
engages.
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Third-row seat:
Fold the seat backrest rearward
(컄 page 307).
For more information on seats, see the
“Getting started” section (컄 page 45).
Lumbar support
1 Adjustment lever
The curvature of the driver’s seat can be
adjusted to help enhance lower back support and seating comfort.
왘
Move adjustment lever 1 in direction
of arrows until you have reached a
comfortable seating position.
The lever for lumbar support adjustment is
located on the right hand side of the
driver’s seat backrest.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Multicontour seat*
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The multicontour seat has an extendable
seat cushion and inflatable air chambers
built into the backrest to provide additional
lumbar and side support.
Seat cushion depth
The seat cushion depth, seat backrest
cushion-height and curvature can be continuously varied with switches on the inside of each front seat base after the
ignition is switched on (컄 page 41).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Adjust the seat cushion depth to the
length of your upper leg with
switch 1.
왘
Adjust the contour of the seat backrest
to the desired position with
switch æ or ç.
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Move the backrest support to the bottom with button 4 or to the center
with button 3.
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The switches for front-seat heating are located in the center console.
Backrest contour
Backrest side bolsters
1 Seat cushion depth
2 Backrest side bolsters
3 Backrest center
4 Backrest bottom
Seat heating*
Adjust the side bolsters so that they
provide good lateral support using
switch 2.
1 Seat heating switch, front seats
2 Indicator lamps
Controls in detail
Seats
The switches for second-row seat heating*
are located in the rear center console.
The red indicator lamps in the switch come
on to show which heating level you have
selected.
2
1 Seat heating switch*, second-row
seats
2 Indicator lamps
Two indicator lamps on
The seat heating automatically
switches to level 1 after approximately 10 minutes.
1
One indicator lamp on
(lowest level)
The seat heating automatically
switches off after approximately
20 minutes.
off
Press switch 1.
Three red indicator lamps 2 in the
switch come on.
Three indicator lamps on
(highest level)
The seat heating automatically
switches to level 2 after approximately 5 minutes.
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Switching on
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Level
3
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Continue pressing switch 1 until
desired seat heating level is reached.
Switching off
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Press switch 1 repeatedly until all
indicator lamps 2 go out.
i If one or more of the indicator lamps 2 on
seat heating switch 1 (컄 page 140) are flashing, there is insufficient voltage available since
too many electrical consumers are switched on.
The seat heating switches off automatically.
The seat heating will switch back on again
automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is
available.
No indicator lamp on
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Controls in detail
Seats
Seat ventilation*
The switches for the seat ventilation are
located in the center console.
The blue indicator lamps in the switch
come on to show which ventilation level
you have selected.
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왘
Press button 1 repeatedly until the
desired ventilation level is set.
i The seat ventilation for the driver’s seat is
Level
1 Seat ventilation switch, front seats
2 Indicator lamps
Switching on
3
Three indicator lamps on
(highest level)
automatically set to the highest level if activated
via summer opening feature (컄 page 251).
2
Two indicator lamps on
Switching off
1
One indicator lamp on
(lowest level)
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off
No indicator lamp on
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Press button 1 repeatedly until all
indicator lamps 2 go out.
Controls in detail
Memory function*
왔 Memory function*
Prior to operating the vehicle, the driver
should check and adjust the seat height,
seat position fore and aft, and seat backrest angle if necessary, to ensure adequate
control, reach and comfort. The head
restraint should also be adjusted for
proper height. See also the section on
air bags (컄 page 76) for proper seat positioning.
In addition, adjust the steering wheel to
ensure adequate control, reach, operation
and comfort. Both the interior and exterior
rear view mirrors should be adjusted for
adequate rear vision.
Fasten seat belts. Infants and small children should be seated in a properly secured restraint system that complies with
U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 225 and Canadian Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 210.2.
With the memory function you can store up
to three different configurations.
Each stored position on the passenger side
includes the following settings:
Each stored position on the driver’s side
includes the following settings:
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Seat position
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Multicontour seat*: previously saved
setting
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Seat position
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Multicontour seat*: previously saved
setting
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Steering wheel position
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Exterior rear view mirrors’ position
Warning!
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Do not activate the memory function while
driving. Activating the memory function
while driving could cause the driver to lose
control of the vehicle.
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Controls in detail
Memory function*
The memory button and stored position
buttons are located on the entry side of
each front seat base.
M
Memory button
1, 2, 3
Stored position buttons
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
or
왘
Open the respective door.
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Storing positions into memory
Recalling positions from memory
왘
Adjust the seats (컄 page 45).
왘
On the driver’s side, additionally adjust
the steering wheel (컄 page 51) and exterior rear view mirrors (컄 page 52) to
the desired positions.
! Do not operate the power seats using
memory button M if the seat backrest is in an
excessively reclined position. Doing so could
cause damage to front or rear seats.
왘
Press memory button M.
왘
Release memory button M and press
stored position 1, 2 or 3 within
3 seconds.
All settings are stored to the selected
position.
Move seat backrest to an upright position first.
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Press and hold stored position
button 1, 2 or 3 until the seat, steering
wheel and exterior rear view mirrors
have fully moved to the stored positions.
i Releasing the stored position button stops
movement to the stored positions immediately.
Controls in detail
Lighting
왔 Lighting
For information on how to switch on the
headlamps and use the turn signals, see
“Switching on headlamps” (컄 page 62)
and “Turn signals” (컄 page 63).
Exterior lamp switch
6 B Low beam headlamps or high
beam headlamps when the combination switch is pushed forward. The tail lamps, license
plate lamps, side marker lamps,
parking lamps and instrument
panel lamps also come on.
i If you drive in countries where vehicles drive
on the other side of the road than the country in
which the vehicle is registered, you must have
the headlamps modified for symmetrical low
beams. Relevant information can be obtained at
any authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
i Vehicles equipped with active Bi-Xenon*
headlamps:
The active Bi-Xenon* headlamps monitor the
vehicles steering angle and vehicle speed, then
automatically shift their beams to either side to
better follow the curvature of the road ahead,
increasing usable illumination over conventional
headlamps.
5 C Parking lamps (also side marker
lamps, tail lamps, license plate
lamps, instrument panel lamps)
7 ‡ Front fog lamps
1 ‚ Standing lamps, left (turn left two
stops)
8 † Rear fog lamp
2 ˆ Standing lamps, right (turn left
one stop)
i If you hear a warning signal you have
3 M Off
Daytime running lamp mode
(컄 page 147)
4 U Automatic headlamp mode
Daytime running lamp mode
(컄 page 147)
forgotten to switch off the headlamps before
opening the driver’s door.
In addition the message Switch off lights
appears in the multifunction display.
Switch off the headlamps.
! Failure to switch off the headlamps when
leaving the vehicle may result in a discharged
battery.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Manual headlamp mode
The low beam headlamps and the parking
lamps can be switched on and off with the
exterior lamp switch.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B.
Automatic headlamp mode
The following lamps switch on and off automatically depending on the brightness of
the ambient light:
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Low beam headlamps
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Tail and parking lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
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Warning!
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If the exterior lamp switch is set to U,
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the headlamps may switch off unexpectedly when the system senses bright
ambient light, for example light from
oncoming traffic
the headlamps will not be automatically
switched on under foggy conditions
To minimize risk to you and to others,
activate headlamps by turning exterior lamp
switch to B when driving or when traffic
and/or ambient lighting conditions require
you to do so.
In low ambient lighting conditions, only
switch from position U to B with the
vehicle at a standstill in a safe location.
Switching from U to B will briefly
switch off the headlamps. Doing so while
driving in low ambient lighting conditions
may result in an accident.
The automatic headlamp feature is only an
aid to the driver. The driver is responsible for
the operation of the vehicle’s lights at all
times.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U.
With the SmartKey in starter switch
position 1 or the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button pressed once, only
the parking lamps and the side marker
lamps will switch on and off automatically.
When the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps, the tail and parking
lamps, the license plate lamps, and the
side marker lamps will switch on and
off automatically.
i USA only:
With the automatic headlamp mode activated
you can switch on the high beam headlamps in
low ambient lighting conditions.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Daytime running lamp mode
i With the exterior lamp switch in
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position M or U, you cannot switch on the
high beam headlamps.
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M or U.
When the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps are switched on.
In low ambient light conditions, the
following lamps will switch on
additionally:
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Tail and parking lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
i With the daytime running lamp mode
The high beam flasher is available at all times.
For nighttime driving turn the exterior lamp
switch to position B to permit activation of
the high beam headlamps.
When the engine is running, and you shift
from a driving position to position N or P,
the low beam headlamps will switch off
with a 3 minute delay.
When the engine is running, and you
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activated and the engine running, you cannot
switch off the low beam headlamps manually.
Canada only
The daytime running lamp mode is mandatory and therefore in a constant mode.
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turn the exterior lamp switch to
position C, the parking lamps and
the side marker lamps switch on
additionally
turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B, the manual headlamp
mode has priority over the daytime
running lamp mode
USA only
By default, the daytime running lamp mode
is deactivated. Activate the daytime
running lamp mode using the control
system, see “Setting daytime running lamp
mode (USA only)” (컄 page 178).
i With the exterior lamp switch in
position M, you cannot switch on the high
beam headlamps.
The high beam flasher is available at all times.
For nighttime driving turn the exterior lamp
switch to position B or U to permit
activation of the high beam headlamps.
When the engine is running, and you turn
the exterior lamp switch to position C
or B, the manual headlamp mode has
priority over the daytime running lamp
mode.
The corresponding exterior lamps switch
on (컄 page 62).
The corresponding exterior lamps
switch on (컄 page 62).
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Locator lighting and night security
illumination
The locator lighting and the night security
illumination are described in the “Control
system” section, see “Setting locator lighting” (컄 page 179) and “Setting night security illumination” (컄 page 179).
Fog lamps
Warning!
Front fog lamps
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In low ambient lighting or foggy conditions,
only switch from position U to B with
the vehicle at a standstill in a safe location.
Switching from U to B will briefly
switch off the headlamps. Doing so while
driving in low ambient lighting conditions
may result in an accident.
왘
Switch on the low beam headlamps
(컄 page 62).
왘
Pull out the exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
The front fog lamps switch on.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
exterior lamp switch comes on.
왘
Push in the exterior lamp switch.
The front fog lamps switch off.
i Fog lamps will operate with the parking
lamps and/or the low beam headlamps on. Fog
lamps should only be used in conjunction with
low beam headlamps. Consult your State or
Province Motor Vehicle Regulations regarding
permissible lamp operation.
i Fog lamps cannot be switched on with the
exterior lamp switch in position U.
For switching on the fog lamps, turn the exterior
lamp switch to position B first.
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The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
exterior lamp switch goes out.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Rear fog lamp (driver’s side only)
왘
Switch on the low beam headlamps
(컄 page 62).
왘
Pull out the exterior lamp switch to
second stop.
Combination switch
왘
Pull the combination switch in direction
of arrow 2 to its original position to
switch off the high beam.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
goes out.
The rear fog lamp switches on.
High beam flasher
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
exterior lamp switch comes on.
왘
Push in the exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
왘
The rear fog lamp switches off.
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
exterior lamp switch goes out.
High beam
The front fog lamps remain lit.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B (컄 page 145).
왘
Push the combination switch in
direction of arrow 1 to switch on the
high beam.
Pull the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 2.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
comes on (컄 page 26).
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
Driving forward
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps improve illumination of the area in the direction into which you are turning.
Switching on corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
왘
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
operate with the engine running and with
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the exterior lamp switch in
position B (컄 page 145)
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come on automatically depending on the steering angle and vehicle speed, even if you did not
switch on either turn signal. If the
corner-illuminating front fog lamps came on
automatically, they will also go out automatically
depending on the steering angle and vehicle
speed.
The respective front fog lamp comes on
and illuminates the area in the direction into which you are turning.
Switching off corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
or
Turn steering wheel in desired direction.
the daytime running lamp mode
activated (컄 page 147)
The front fog lamp on the side of your
steering direction comes on.
The combination switch for the turn signal
resets automatically after major steering
wheel movements. This will switch off the
corner-illuminating front fog lamps if they
were activated by switching on the left or
right turn signal.
or
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Switch on the left or right turn signal
(컄 page 63), depending on whether
you are turning left or right.
i The corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
the exterior lamp switch in
position U (컄 page 145)
i With the automatic headlamp mode activated: The corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
only come on in low ambient lighting conditions.
If you are driving faster than 25 mph (40 km/h)
or have the front fog lamps switched on, the
corner-illuminating function is not available.
or
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i The corner-illuminating front fog lamps
temporarily come on on both sides of the vehicle
if you turn the steering wheel in one direction
and then again in the other direction shortly
thereafter.
If the turn signal should stay on after
making the turn, the turn signal and the
corner-illuminating front fog lamps can be
switched off by returning the combination
switch to its original position.
i There may be a brief delay before the
corner-illuminating front fog lamps switch off.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Driving in reverse
Hazard warning flasher
Switching on corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
The hazard warning flasher can be
switched on at all times, even with the
SmartKey removed from the starter switch
or with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
removed from the vehicle.
왘
Shift the automatic transmission to
reverse gear R (컄 page 194).
The front fog lamp opposite to your
steering direction comes on.
Switching off corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
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The hazard warning flasher switches on
automatically when an air bag deploys.
The hazard warning flasher switch is
located on the center console.
Shift the automatic transmission to a
gear other than reverse gear R
(컄 page 194).
Switching on hazard warning flasher
왘
Press hazard warning flasher
switch 1.
All turn signals are flashing.
i With the hazard warning flasher activated
and the combination switch set for either left or
right turn, only the respective turn signals will
operate when the ignition is switched on.
Switching off hazard warning flasher
왘
Press hazard warning flasher switch 1
again.
i If the hazard warning flasher has been
activated automatically, press hazard warning
flasher switch 1 once to switch it off.
The respective corner-illuminating
front fog lamp goes out.
Interior lighting
The controls for interior lighting are located in the overhead control panel.
1 Hazard warning flasher switch
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Controls in detail
Lighting
! An interior lamp switched on manually does
Activating
not go out automatically.
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Leaving an interior lamp switch in the ON
position for extended periods of time with the
engine turned off could result in a discharged
battery.
Automatic control
i The interior lighting is factory-set to
automatic mode.
Deactivating
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1 Front left reading lamp switch
2 Rear interior lighting switch
3 Automatic control switch
4 Front interior lighting switch
5 Front right reading lamp switch
6 Front right interior lamp
7 Front right reading lamp
8 Front left reading lamp
9 Front left interior lamp
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Press switch 3.
The switch engages in the recessed
position.
Press switch 3.
The switch disengages from its
recessed position back to its original
position.
The interior lighting and the locator
lighting (컄 page 179) come on when
you
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
open a door
앫
open the tailgate
앫
remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
The interior lighting and the locator
lighting (컄 page 179) remain switched
off even when you
The interior lamps go out following an
adjustable time delay (컄 page 180).
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
open a door
switch off automatically after approximately
5 minutes when the SmartKey is removed or in
starter switch position 0.
앫
open the tailgate
앫
remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
i If a door remains open, the interior lamps
Controls in detail
Lighting
Manual control
i An interior lamp switched on manually does
not go out automatically.
Switching second-row reading lamps on
and off
Switching third-row reading lamps* on
and off
The second-row reading lamps are located
above the side windows.
The switches for the third-row reading
lamps are located in the rear overhead
control panel.
Switching front/rear interior lighting on
and off
왘
Press front/rear interior lighting
switch 4 or 2 to switch on the
respective interior light.
왘
Press front/rear interior lighting
switch 4 or 2 again to switch off the
respective interior light.
Switching front reading lamps on and off
Passenger side reading lamp
왘
1 Second-row reading lamp
왘
Press front reading lamp switch 1
or 5 to switch on the respective front
reading lamp.
Press front reading lamp switch 1
or 5 again to switch off the respective
front reading lamp.
왘
Press on reading lamp 1 in direction
of arrow.
The reading lamp comes on.
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1 Rear right reading lamp switch
2 Rear left reading lamp switch
3 Rear left reading lamp
4 Rear interior lamp
5 Rear right reading lamp
Press on reading lamp 1 in direction
of arrow again.
The reading lamp goes out.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
왘
왘
Press rear reading lamp switch 1
or 2 to switch on the respective rear
reading lamp.
Press rear reading lamp switch 1
or 2 again to switch off the respective
rear reading lamp.
i The rear interior lighting is switched on and
off using the button on the front overhead control panel (컄 page 151).
Door entry lamps
Cargo compartment lamp
For better orientation in the dark, the
corresponding door entry lamps comes on
when you open a door and the automatic
control is activated.
The cargo compartment lamp comes on
when the tailgate is opened.
The door entry lamps will switch off when
the corresponding door is closed.
i If you turn the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 0 or remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch, the door entry lamps will
remain lit for approximately 5 minutes.
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If you leave the tailgate open for an extended period of time, the cargo compartment
lamp will switch off automatically after approximately 5 minutes.
Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
왔 Instrument cluster
For a full view illustration of the instrument
cluster, see “Instrument cluster”
(컄 page 26).
i Opening a front door or pressing the reset
button without switching on the ignition or the
exterior lighting activates the multifunction
display illumination only for 30 seconds.
For information on changing the instrument cluster settings, e.g. the language,
see “Instrument cluster submenu”
(컄 page 174).
Warning!
1 To dim instrument cluster illumination
2 Reset button
3 To brighten instrument cluster
illumination
The instrument cluster is activated when
you
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open a door
앫
switch on the ignition (컄 page 42)
앫
press reset button 2
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switch on the exterior lamps
(컄 page 145)
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No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction
display is inoperative.
As a result, you will not be able to see information about your driving conditions, such
as speed or outside temperature, warning/indicator lamps, malfunction/warning
messages or the failure of any systems.
Driving characteristics may be impaired.
If you must continue to drive, do so with
added caution. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon
as possible.
Adjusting instrument cluster illumination
Use button 1 or 3 to adjust the illumination brightness for the instrument cluster.
i The instrument cluster illumination is
dimmed or brightened automatically to suit ambient light conditions.
The instrument cluster illumination will also be
adjusted automatically when you switch on the
vehicle’s exterior lamps.
i With the exterior lighting switched on, the
brightness of the switches in the center console
will also be adjusted when using button 1 or 3.
To brighten illumination
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Press and hold button 3 until the
desired level of illumination is reached.
To dim illumination
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Press and hold button 1 until the
desired level of illumination is reached.
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Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
Resetting trip odometer
Make sure you are viewing the trip odometer display (컄 page 157).
왘
왘
If it is not displayed, press button è
or ÿ on the multifunction steering
wheel (컄 page 158) repeatedly until
the trip odometer appears in the multifunction display.
Press and hold reset button 2 in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 155) until
the trip odometer is reset.
Tachometer
The red marking on the tachometer
(컄 page 26) denotes excessive engine
speed.
! Avoid driving at excessive engine speeds, as
it may result in serious engine damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
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To help protect the engine, the fuel supply
is interrupted if the engine is operated
within the red marking.
Outside temperature indicator
Warning!
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The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose.
Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road surface is free of ice. The road may still be icy,
especially in wooded areas or on bridges.
The outside temperature is displayed in the
multifunction display (컄 page 157).
The temperature sensor is located in the
front bumper area. Due to its location, the
sensor can be affected by road or engine
heat during idling or slow driving. This
means that the accuracy of the displayed
temperature can only be verified by comparison to a thermometer placed next to
the sensor, not by comparison to external
displays (e.g. bank signs etc.).
When moving the vehicle into colder ambient temperatures (e.g. when leaving your
garage), you will notice a delay before the
lower temperature is displayed.
A delay also occurs when ambient temperatures rise. This prevents inaccurate temperature indications caused by heat
radiated from the engine during idling or
slow driving.
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왔 Control system
The control system is activated as soon as
the SmartKey in the starter switch is
turned to position 1 (컄 page 42) or as
soon as the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button* is in position 1 (컄 page 44). The control system enables you to
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call up information about your vehicle
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change vehicle settings
For example, you can use the control system to find out when your vehicle is next
due for maintenance service, to set the
language for messages in the instrument
cluster display, and much more.
Warning!
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Multifunction display
A driver’s attention to the road and traffic
conditions must always be his/her primary
focus when driving.
For your safety and the safety of others, selecting features through the multifunction
steering wheel should only be done by the
driver when traffic and road conditions permit it to be done safely.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
1 Trip odometer
2 Main odometer
3 Transmission position indicator
4 Status indicator (outside temperature
or digital speedometer)
The control system relays information to
the multifunction display.
For more information on menus displayed
in the multifunction display, see “Menus”
(컄 page 160).
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Multifunction steering wheel
1 Multifunction display
Operating the control system
The displays in the multifunction display
and the settings in the control system are
controlled by the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.
2 Telephone*:
Press button
s to take a call
to dial
to redial
t to end a call
to reject an incoming call
3 Selecting the submenu or setting
the volume:
Press button
æ up/to increase
ç down/to decrease
4 Voice Control System*1, see separate operating instructions
5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
j for next display
k for previous display
1
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Vehicles without Voice Control System*: Button
without function.
6 Voice Control System*1, see separate operating instructions
7 Menu systems:
Press button
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
Depending on the selected menu
(컄 page 160), pressing the buttons on the
multifunction steering wheel will alter what
is shown in the multifunction display.
The information available in the multifunction display is arranged in menus, each
containing a number of functions or submenus.
The individual functions are then found
within the relevant menu (radio or
CD operations under Audio, for example).
These functions serve to call up relevant
information or to customize the settings
for your vehicle.
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It is helpful to think of the menus, and the
functions within each menu, as being arranged in a circular pattern.
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If you press button è or ÿ
repeatedly, you will pass through each
menu one after the other.
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If you press button k or j
repeatedly, you will pass through each
function display, one after the other, in
the current menu.
In the Settings menu, instead of
functions, you will find a number of
submenus for calling up and changing
settings. For instructions on using these
submenus, see “Settings menu”
(컄 page 170).
The menus are described on the following
pages.
The number of menus available in the system depends on which optional equipment
is installed in your vehicle.
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Menus
160
This is what you will see when you scroll
through the menus 1 to 5.
The table on the next page provides an
overview of the individual menus.
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Commands/submenus
Menus, submenus and functions
Menu 1
Menu 2
Menu 3
Menu 4
Menu 5
Standard display
Audio
NAV*
Off-road
DISTRONIC*
(컄 page 164)
(컄 page 166)
(컄 page 168)
(컄 page 168)
(컄 page 169)
Trip- and main odometer
Selecting radio station Route guidance
instructions, current
direction traveled
Compass
Calling up settings
Checking tire inflation pressure Selecting satellite radio
station* (USA only)
Vehicle level
Checking coolant temperature
Differential locks*
Operating CD player
Calling up digital speedometer
or outside temperature
Calling up maintenance service
indicator
i The headings used in the menus table are
designed to facilitate navigation within the system and are not necessarily identical to those
shown in the control system displays.
The first function displayed in each menu will
automatically show you which part of the system
you are in.
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This is what you will see when you scroll
through the menus 6 to a.
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The table on the next page provides an
overview of the individual menus.
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Commands/submenus
Menus, submenus and functions
Menu 6
Menu 7
Menu 8
Vehicle status message
memory1
Settings
Vehicle configuration Trip computer
Telephone*
(컄 page 169)
(컄 page 170)
(컄 page 185)
(컄 page 187)
(컄 page 189)
Distance warning
function*on/off
Fuel consumption
statistics since start
Loading phone
book
Calling up vehicle malfunction, Resetting to factory
warning and system status
settings
messages stored in memory
Instrument cluster
submenu
Menu 9
Menu a
DSR (Downhill Speed
Fuel consumption statis- Searching for name
Regulation) protics since the last reset in phone book
grammed default speed
Time/Date submenu
Resetting fuel consumption statistics
Lighting submenu
Distance to empty
Vehicle submenu
Comfort submenu*
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The vehicle status message memory menu is only displayed if there is a message stored.
i The headings used in the menus table are
designed to facilitate navigation within the system and are not necessarily identical to those
shown in the control system displays.
The first function displayed in each menu will
automatically show you which part of the system
you are in.
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Standard display menu
The following functions are available:
In the standard display, the main odometer
and the trip odometer appear in the multifunction display.
Function
Page
Checking tire inflation pressure 396
Checking coolant temperature
164
Calling up digital speedometer
or outside temperature
165
Calling up maintenance service 424
indicator
1 Trip odometer
2 Main odometer
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If you see another display, press
button è or ÿ repeatedly until
the standard display appears.
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Press button k or j to select
the functions in the standard display
menu.
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Checking coolant temperature
Warning!
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Driving when your engine is overheated
can cause some fluids which may have
leaked into the engine compartment to
catch fire. You could be seriously
burned.
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Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns which can occur
just by opening the hood. Stay away
from the engine if you see or hear steam
coming from it.
Stop the vehicle in a safe location away from
other traffic. Turn off the engine, get out of
the vehicle and do not stand near the vehicle
until the engine has cooled down.
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the coolant temperature appears
in the multifunction display.
Calling up digital speedometer or
outside temperature
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the digital speedometer or the
outside temperature appears in the
multifunction display.
i You can select whether the digital speedometer or the outside temperature is shown in the
multifunction display.
You can change the setting in the submenu
Instr. cluster via the function Status line
display, see “Selecting display (digital speedometer or outside temperature) for status
indicator” (컄 page 175).
! Excessive coolant temperature triggers a
warning message in the multifunction display
(컄 page 473).
The engine should not be operated with the
coolant temperature above 248°F (120°C).
Doing so may cause serious engine damage
which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Digital speedometer
i During severe operating conditions, e.g.
stop-and-go traffic, the coolant temperature may
rise close to 248°F (120°C).
Outside temperature
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Audio menu
The functions in the Audio menu operate
the audio equipment which you currently
have turned on.
If no audio equipment is currently turned
on, the message Audio off appears in the
multifunction display.
Selecting radio station
i You can only store new stations using the
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corresponding feature on the radio. Refer to
separate COMAND system operating instructions.
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Turn on the COMAND system and
select radio. Refer to separate
COMAND system operating instructions.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the currently tuned station
appears in the multifunction display.
The following functions are available:
You can also operate the radio in the usual
manner.
Selecting satellite radio station*
(USA only)
Function
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The satellite radio is treated as a radio
application.
Selecting radio station
166
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Selecting satellite radio station* 166
(USA only)
Operating CD player
167
1 Waveband setting
2 Station frequency
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired station is found.
The station search depends on the selected setting in the Vehicle submenu
of the control system (컄 page 183).
Pressing button k or j will
either start a frequency scan or select
the next stored radio station.
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Select satellite radio with the
corresponding soft key on the
COMAND system.
1 SAT mode
2 Channel name or number
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired channel is found.
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i Additional optional satellite radio equipment
Selecting MP3-CD track
and a subscription to satellite radio service provider are required for satellite radio operation.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center for details and availability for your
vehicle.
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Turn on the COMAND system and select MP3. Refer to separate COMAND
system operating instructions.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the MP3-CD
currently being played appear in the
multifunction display.
For more information, refer to separate
COMAND system operating instructions.
Operating the CD player
Selecting CD track
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Turn on the COMAND system and
select CD. Refer to separate COMAND
system operating instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the CD currently
being played appear in the multifunction display.
1 Current CD (for CD changer)
2 Current track
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired track is selected.
i To select a CD from the magazine, press a
number on the COMAND system key pad located
in the center console.
1 MP3 mode
2 Current track
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired track is selected.
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NAV* menu
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The Nav menu contains the functions
needed to operate your navigation system.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the message Nav appears in the
multifunction display.
The message shown in the multifunction
display depends on the status of the navigation system:
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With the COMAND system switched
off, the message Nav off appears in
the multifunction display.
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With the COMAND system switched on
but route guidance not activated, the
direction of travel and, if applicable, the
name of the street currently traveled
on appear in the multifunction display.
With the COMAND system switched on
and route guidance activated, the direction of travel and maneuver instructions appear in the multifunction
display.
Please refer to the COMAND system
manual for instructions on how to activate
the route guidance system.
Vehicles with air suspension:
Vehicles with air suspension and
differential locks*:
Off-road menu
The Off-road menu displays the messages
for air suspension, differential locks* and
the direction into which you are currently
driving.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until one of the following messages appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired setting is found.
For information on air suspension, see “Air
suspension package” (컄 page 280).
For information on differential locks*, see
“Differential locks*” (컄 page 206).
For information on the compass, see
“Vehicle submenu” (컄 page 181) and
“Compass” (컄 page 345).
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DISTRONIC* menu
Vehicle status message memory menu
Use the DISTRONIC menu (컄 page 266) to
display the current settings for your
Distronic system. The information shown
in the multifunction display depends on
whether the Distronic system is activated
or deactivated.
Use the vehicle status message memory
menu to scan malfunction and warning
messages that may be stored in the
system. Such messages appear in the
multifunction display and are based on
conditions or system status the vehicle’s
system has recorded.
Warning!
Please refer to the “Driving systems” section of this manual (컄 page 262) for
instructions on how to activate Distronic.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
to select the Distronic menu in the
multifunction display.
The vehicle status message memory menu
only appears if there are any messages
stored.
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Malfunction and warning messages are only
indicated for certain systems and are intentionally not very detailed. The malfunction
and warning messages are simply a reminder with respect to the operation of certain
systems and do not replace the owner’s
and/or driver’s responsibility to maintain
the vehicle’s operating safety by having all
required maintenance and safety checks
performed on the vehicle and by bringing
the vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center to address the malfunction and warning messages (컄 page 451).
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the vehicle status message
memory appears in the multifunction
display.
If the vehicle status message memory
menu does not appear, no messages have
been stored.
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If conditions have occurred causing status
messages to be recorded, the number of
messages appears in the multifunction
display:
Should the vehicle’s system record any
conditions while driving, the number of
messages will reappear in the multifunction display
Settings menu
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when the SmartKey in the starter
switch is turned to position 0 or
removed from the starter switch.
In the Settings menu there are two
functions:
the settings to the original factory
settings.
or
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Press button k or j.
The stored messages will now be
displayed in the order in which they
have occurred. For malfunctions and
warning messages, see “Vehicle status
messages in the multifunction display”
(컄 page 451).
i After you have scrolled through all recorded
status messages, the first recorded message
appears again.
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when you turn off the engine by
pressing the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button (컄 page 70) in the starter
switch once and open the driver’s door
(this puts the starter switch in
position 0, same as with the SmartKey
removed from the starter switch)
i The vehicle status message memory will be
cleared when you turn the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 1 or 2, or when you press
the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button once or
twice without depressing the brake pedal. You
will then only see high priority messages in the
multifunction display (컄 page 451).
The function Reset to factory
settings?, with which you can reset all
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A collection of submenus with which
you can make individual settings for
your vehicle.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the Settings menu appears in the
multifunction display.
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The following settings and submenus are
available in the Settings menu:
Function
Page
Resetting all settings
171
Submenus in the settings menu
172
Instrument cluster submenu
174
Time/date submenu
176
Lighting submenu
178
Vehicle submenu
181
Comfort submenu*
184
Resetting all settings
i The settings you have changed will not be
You can reset the functions of all
submenus to the factory settings.
reset unless you confirm the action by pressing
the reset button a second time.
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Press the reset button in the instrument cluster (컄 page 155) for
approximately 3 seconds.
The request to press the reset button
once more to confirm appears in the
multifunction display.
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After approximately 5 seconds, the Settings
menu reappears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 170).
i For safety reasons, the function
Lamp circuit headlamp in the Lighting
submenu cannot be reset while driving.
The following message appears in the multifunction display:
Settings
Cannot be
completely reset
to factory settings
while driving
Press the reset button once more.
The functions of all the submenus will
reset to factory settings.
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Submenus in the Settings menu
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Press button j.
The collection of the submenus
appears in the multifunction display.
With the selection marker on the desired
submenu, use the j button to access
the individual functions within that submenu. Once within that submenu, you can
use the j button to move to the next
function or the k button to move to the
previous function within that submenu.
The settings themselves are made with
button æ or ç.
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Press button ç.
The selection marker moves to the next
submenu.
The submenus are arranged by hierarchy.
Scroll down with button ç, scroll up
with the button æ.
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The table below shows what settings can
be changed within the various menus.
Detailed instructions on making individual
settings can be found on the following
pages.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
TIME/DATE
LIGHTING
VEHICLE
COMFORT*
(컄 page 174)
(컄 page 176)
(컄 page 178)
(컄 page 181)
(컄 page 184)
Selecting speedometer
display mode
Setting the time (hours)
Setting daytime running
lamp mode (USA only)
Compass adjustment
Activating
easy-entry/exit feature*
Selecting language
Setting the time (minutes) Setting locator lighting
Compass calibration
Setting fold-in function* for exterior rear
view mirrors
Selecting display (digital
Setting the date (month)
speedometer or outside
temperature) for status indicator
Setting the date (day)
Setting the date (year)
Setting night security
illumination
Audio search function
Setting interior lighting de- Setting automatic
layed shut-off
locking
Limiting opening
height of tailgate*
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Instrument cluster submenu
Selecting speedometer display mode
Selecting language
Access the Instr. cluster submenu via
the Settings menu. Use the Instr.
cluster submenu to change the instrument cluster display settings.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Display unit
Digital speedometer appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Language appears in
the multifunction display.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Selecting speedometer display 174
mode
Selecting language
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
174
Selecting display (digital
175
speedometer or outside
temperature) for status indicator
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Press button æ or ç to set
speedometer unit to km or miles.
Press button æ or ç to select
the language to be used for the
multifunction display messages.
i If you select a language that is not available
in the COMAND system, the messages for the
audio systems, such as radio or CD player, will
appear in English, regardless of the language
selected. For more information see separate
COMAND operating instructions.
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Available languages:
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German
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English
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French
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Italian
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Spanish
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Dutch
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Swedish
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Danish
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Turkish
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Portuguese
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Russian (Canada only)
Selecting display (digital speedometer
or outside temperature) for status
indicator
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Status line
display appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired setting.
The selected display is then shown
continuously in the status indicator
(lower display).
The other display now appears in the
menu of the standard display
(컄 page 164):
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Digital speedometer
or
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Outside temperature
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Time/Date submenu
Setting the time (hours)
Setting the time (minutes)
Access the Time/Date submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Time/Date
submenu to change the time and date
settings.
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Clock Set hour
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Clock Set
minute(s) appears in the multifunction
display.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Setting the time (hours)
176
Setting the time (minutes)
176
Setting the date (month)
177
Setting the date (day)
177
Setting the date (year)
177
The selection marker is on the hour
setting.
The selection marker is on the minute
setting.
i If your vehicle is equipped with the
COMAND system and navigation module*, see
separate COMAND system operating instructions for information on how to set the date and
time.
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Press button æ or ç to set the
hour.
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Press button æ or ç to set the
minutes.
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Setting the date (month)
Setting the date (day)
Setting the date (year)
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Date Set month
appears in the multifunction display.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Date Set day
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Date Set year
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the month
setting.
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Press button æ or ç to set the
month.
The selection marker is on the day
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
day.
The selection marker is on the year
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
year.
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Lighting submenu
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Lamp circuit
headlamp appears in the multifunction
display.
Access the Lighting submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Lighting
submenu to change the lamp and lighting
settings on your vehicle.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Setting daytime running lamp
mode (USA only)
178
Setting locator lighting
179
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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i This function is not available in countries
where the daytime running lamp mode is
mandatory and therefore in a constant mode.
178
Parking lamps
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Tail lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
For more information on the daytime
running lamp mode, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 145).
the daytime running lamp mode is not possible
while the vehicle is in motion. The following
message appears in the multifunction display:
180
Setting daytime running lamp mode
(USA only)
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i For safety reasons, changing the setting for
Setting night security illumination 179
Setting interior lighting delayed
shut-off
In low ambient light conditions the
following lamps will switch on additionally:
Press button æ or ç to select
manual operation (Manual) or daytime
running lamp mode (Constant).
With daytime running lamp mode activated
and the exterior lamp switch at
position M or U, the low beam
headlamps are switched on when the
engine is running.
Settings
only possible
at standstill
For safety reasons, resetting to factory settings
(컄 page 171) while driving will not deactivate the
daytime running lamp mode.
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Setting locator lighting
With the locator lighting feature activated,
the exterior lamp switch in position U
(컄 page 145) and the interior lighting in automatic mode (컄 page 152), the following
lamps will switch on during darkness when
the vehicle is unlocked using button Œ
on the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO:
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Parking lamps
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Tail lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
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Front fog lamps*
The locator lighting switches off when the
driver’s door is opened.
If you do not open a door after unlocking
the vehicle with the SmartKey, the lamps
will switch off automatically after
approximately 40 seconds.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Function Surround
lighting appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the locator lighting function On or Off.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U when exiting the vehicle.
The locator lighting feature is
activated.
Setting night security illumination
(Headlamps delayed shut-off)
Use this function to set whether you would
like the exterior lamps to remain on for
15 seconds during darkness after exiting
the vehicle and closing all doors.
With the headlamps delayed shut-off
feature activated and the exterior lamp
switch in position U before the engine
is turned off, the following lamps will
switch on when the engine is turned off:
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Parking lamps
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Tail lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
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Front fog lamps*
If after turning off the engine you do not
open a door or do not close an opened
door, the lamps will automatically switch
off after 60 seconds.
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Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Headlamp delayed
shut-off appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
The headlamps delayed shut-off
feature is activated.
You can temporarily deactivate the
headlamps delayed shut-off feature:
왘
왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the headlamps delayed shut-off feature
On or Off.
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U before turning off the
engine.
Before exiting the vehicle, turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 0.
Setting interior lighting delayed shut-off
Use this function to set whether you would
like the interior lighting to remain on for
10 seconds during darkness after you have
removed the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Int. light.
delayed shut-off appears in the
multifunction display.
Then turn it to position 2 and back
to 0.
The headlamps delayed shut-off
feature is deactivated. It will reactivate
as soon as you reinsert the SmartKey in
the starter switch.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
in the starter switch (컄 page 43).
왘
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Press button æ or ç to switch
the interior lighting delayed shut-off
feature On or Off.
Controls in detail
Control system
Vehicle submenu
Compass adjustment
Access the Vehicle submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Vehicle submenu
to make general vehicle settings.
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
The following functions are available:
Determine your location on the basis of the
following zone maps.
Function
Page
Compass adjustment
181
Compass calibration
182
Audio search function
183
Setting automatic locking
183
Limiting opening height of
tailgate*
184
Zone map South America
왘
Press button æ or ç to move
the selection marker to the Vehicle
submenu.
Zone map North America
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컄컄
Controls in detail
Control system
컄컄왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Compass setting
Zone appears in the multifunction
display.
Compass calibration
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
This function is not available if your vehicle
is equipped with the COMAND system and
navigation module*.
왘
i Make sure you are in area where you can
drive a full circle with your vehicle without disturbing traffic in order to calibrate the compass.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message
Compass Calibration appears in the
multifunction display.
The selection marker is on setting
switched off.
In order to calibrate the compass properly,
mind the following:
앫
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
respective compass zone.
For information on how to call up the
compass, see “Compass” (컄 page 345).
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Calibrate the compass in open terrain.
Nearby buildings, bridges, power lines
and large antenna masts, for example,
could impair compass calibration.
Switch off electrical consumers (e.g.
climate control, windshield wipers, or
rear window defroster).
앫
Close all doors and the tailgate.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 57).
왘
Press button æ or ç to move
the selection marker to the Vehicle
submenu.
왘
Press button æ to set the selection
marker to Start.
The following message appears in the
multifunction display:
Compass Calibration active
Please drive in a full circle
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Control system
왘
Drive a full circle at a vehicle speed of
between 3 mph and 6 mph (5 km/h
and 10 km/h).
When calibration was successful, the
following message appears in the multifunction display:
Compass calibration
Completed successfully
i If the message Compass calibration
Completed successfully does not appear in
the multifunction display, drive another full
circle.
Audio search function
Setting automatic locking
Use of the Audio search function to select
a radio station will enable you to start a
frequency scan (Freq.) (컄 page 166) or
select a radio station stored in memory
(Memory).
Use this function to activate or deactivate
the automatic central locking. With the
automatic central locking system
activated, the vehicle is centrally locked at
vehicle speeds of approximately 9 mph
(15 km/h).
왘
왘
If calibration does not succeed within 3 minutes,
the message Compass Calibration appears
in the multifunction display again. Calibrating the
compass has failed due to outside influences.
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Vehicle
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Audio Search
function appears in the multifunction
display.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Vehicle
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Automatic door
lock appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Repeat compass calibration in a different
location.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
Freq. or Memory.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the automatic central locking On or Off.
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Control system
Limiting opening height of tailgate*
Comfort submenu*
Activating easy-entry/exit feature*
Use this function to activate or deactivate
the limiting opening height of the tailgate.
Access the Comfort submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Comfort submenu
왘
to change the settings for a number of convenience features.
Use this function to activate and
deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature
(컄 page 49).
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Vehicle
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Opening limiter
Tailgate appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the limiting opening height of the
tailgate On or Off.
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The following functions are available:
Warning!
Function
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Activating easy-entry/exit
feature*
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Setting fold-in function* for
exterior rear view mirrors
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You must make sure no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is
activated.
To stop steering wheel movement, do one of
the following:
앫
Move steering wheel adjustment stalk*
(컄 page 51).
앫
Press one of the memory position
buttons or the memory button M*
(컄 page 144).
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit
feature, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
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Control system
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Comfort
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Easy-entry feature
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the easy-entry/exit feature On or Off.
Setting fold-in function* for exterior
rear view mirrors
Using this function, you can set the
exterior rear view mirrors to be automatically folded in when you lock your vehicle.
i With this function set to On and the exterior
rear view mirrors folded in using the button on
the door control panel (컄 page 211), the exterior
rear view mirrors will not fold out when you
switch on the ignition. You will then have to fold
out the exterior rear view mirrors using the
button on the door control panel (컄 page 211).
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
function On or Off.
Vehicle configuration
The following functions are available:
Make sure both exterior rear view mirrors are
folded out completely before driving off.
Function
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왘
Distance warning function*
on/off
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DSR set speed
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왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Comfort
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Fold in mirrors
when locking appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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Control system
DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation)
programmed default speed
Distance warning function*
In vehicles equipped with Distronic*, you
can determine whether the distance warning function is to be enabled or disabled.
With this function set to On, the system will
alert you when recognizing a stationary obstacle or a slower vehicle moving in your
vehicle’s path and the danger of a collision
exists, even when the Distronic* is
switched off.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the Vehicle configuration menu
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Distance warning
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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In the Downhill Speed Regulation menu,
you can program the default speed the
DSR is set to when it is activated.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the distance warning function
On or Off.
1 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
If the distance warning function is
activated you will see the : symbol in
the Standard display. When the distance
warning function is deactivated the
: symbol will not appear.
You can program the default speed between 4-10 mph (Canada: 6-18 km/h).
The set value is increased in 1 mph
(Canada: 2 km/h) increments.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the Vehicle configuration menu
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message DSR Speed appears
in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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Control system
왘
Press button æ or ç repeatedly
until the desired speed is shown in the
multifunction display.
When DSR is switched on, DSR will use
the programmed default speed to regulate the vehicle’s speed.
i Once DSR is switched on, you can adjust the
set speed using the cruise control lever
(컄 page 278).
Fuel consumption statistics since start
Trip computer menu
Use the trip computer menu to call up
statistical data on your vehicle.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message From start appears
in the multifunction display.
The following information is available:
Function
Page
Fuel consumption statistics
since start
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Fuel consumption statistics
since the last reset
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Resetting fuel consumption sta- 188
tistics
Distance to empty
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1 Distance driven since start
2 Time elapsed since start
3 Average speed since start
4 Average fuel consumption since start
i All statistics stored since the last engine
i When you enter the trip computer menu, you
will always see the fuel consumption statistics
since start first.
start will be reset approximately 4 hours after
the SmartKey in the starter switch is turned to
position 0 or removed from the starter switch.
Resetting will not occur if you turn the SmartKey
back to position 1 or 2 within this time period.
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Control system
Fuel consumption statistics since the
last reset
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message From start appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message After reset appears
in the multifunction display.
Resetting fuel consumption statistics
Distance to empty
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message From start appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message From start appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message After reset appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Range: appears in
the multifunction display.
왘
Press and hold the reset button in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 155) until
the value is reset to 0.
i The fuel consumption statistics reset automatically to 0 when either of the following values
is exceeded:
1 Distance driven since last reset
2 Time elapsed since last reset
3 Average speed since last reset
4 Average fuel consumption since last
reset
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distance covered: 100000 miles
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time elapsed: 10000 hours
The calculated remaining driving range
based on the current fuel tank level
appears in the multifunction display.
Controls in detail
Control system
TEL* menu
Warning!
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A driver’s attention to the road must always
be his/her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a telephone call. If you choose to use the telephone while driving, please use the
hands-free device and only use the telephone when weather, road and traffic conditions permit.
Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from
using a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury.
You can use the functions in the Tel menu
to operate your telephone, provided it is
connected to a hands-free system and
switched on.
왘
Switch on the telephone and COMAND
system.
왘
Press button ÿ or è on the
multifunction steering wheel repeatedly until the message Tel appears in the
multifunction display.
Which messages will appear in the multifunction display depends on whether your
telephone is switched on or off:
앫
If the telephone is off, the message
Phone off appears in the multifunction
display.
앫
If the telephone is on:
The telephone will then search for a
network. During this time the multifunction display is empty.
As soon as the telephone has found a
network, the message Ready appears in
the multifunction display.
This standby message indicates that your
telephone is ready for use and you can
operate it using the control system.
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Control system
Answering a call
Dialing a number from the phone book
When your telephone is ready to receive
calls, you can answer a call at any time. In
the multifunction display you will see the
message, or if available, the caller ID
(name and number):
If your telephone is ready to receive calls,
you may select and dial a number from the
phone book at any time.
왘
왘
왘
You have answered the call. The
duration of the call appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button t.
Press button j or k.
The control system reads the phone
book which is stored in the telephone.
This may take several minutes. The
message Please wait appears in the
multifunction display.
Press button s.
Ending a call or rejecting an incoming
call
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message Tel appears in the
multifunction display.
When the message Please wait
disappears, the phone book has been
loaded.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
multifunction display.
The stored names are displayed in
ascending or descending alphabetical
order.
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1 Name from the phone book
i If you press and hold j or k for
longer than 1 second, the system scrolls rapidly
through the list of names until you release the
button again.
Cancel the quick search mode by pressing
button t.
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Control system
왘
Press button s.
Redialing
The system dials the selected phone
number.
The control system stores the most
recently dialed phone numbers. This
eliminates the need to search through your
entire phone book.
앫
If the connection is successful and
this feature is supported by your
network provider, the name of the
party (if stored in your phone book)
you are calling and the duration of
the call will appear in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message Tel appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button s.
The first number in the redial memory
appears in the multifunction display.
앫
If no connection is made, the
control system stores the dialed
number in the redial memory.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button s.
The control system dials the selected
phone number.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
For more information on driving with an
automatic transmission, see “Automatic
transmission” (컄 page 58).
Your vehicle’s transmission adapts its gear
shifting process to your individual driving
style by continually adjusting the shift
points up or down. These shift point adjustments are performed based on current
operating and driving conditions.
If the operating conditions change, the
automatic transmission reacts by
adjusting its shift program.
i During the brief warm-up, transmission
upshifting is delayed. This allows the catalytic
converter (gasoline engine) or the oxidation
catalyst (diesel engine) to heat up more quickly
to operating temperature.
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Warning!
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Make sure that absolutely no objects are
obstructing the pedal’s range of movement.
Keep the driver’s footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in
the footwell, make sure that the pedals still
have sufficient clearance.
Gear selector lever
The gear selector lever is located on the
right of the steering column.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers
the objects could get caught between the
pedals. You could then no longer brake or
accelerate. This could lead to accidents and
injury.
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
i The current transmission position P, R, N,
Shifting from P to N
Shifting from N to R or from N to D
or D appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 195).
Moving the gear selector lever up or down
shifts the automatic transmission out of
park position P:
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
왘
Move gear selector lever up past the resistance point to select reverse gear R.
Warning!
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It is dangerous to shift the automatic transmission out of park position P or neutral
position N if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate
quickly forward or reverse. You could lose
control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your right
foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
왘
Move gear selector lever up or down to
resistance point to select neutral
position N.
i The gear selector lever returns to its original
position.
or
왘
Move gear selector lever down past the
resistance point to select drive
position D.
i The gear selector lever returns to its original
position.
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 60).
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator pedal
to drive off when it is safe to do so.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Shifting from P to R
Shifting from P to D
Shifting from D, R, or N to P
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
왘
Move gear selector lever up past the resistance point to select reverse gear R.
왘
Move gear selector lever down past the
resistance point to select drive
position D.
If you want to select park position P with
the transmission being in drive position D,
reverse position R or neutral position N:
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
position.
i The gear selector lever returns to its original
왘
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 60).
position.
Step firmly on parking brake pedal
(컄 page 68).
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator pedal
to drive off when it is safe to do so.
Press button on gear selector lever in
direction of arrow (컄 page 192) to
select park position P.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
i The gear selector lever returns to its original
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 60).
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator pedal
to drive off when it is safe to do so.
! Shift the automatic transmission directly
from drive position D to reverse gear R, from
reverse gear R to drive position D or directly to
park position P only when the vehicle is stopped.
Otherwise the automatic transmission could be
damaged.
When trying to free a vehicle stuck in mud or
snow, see “Rocking the vehicle” (컄 page 199).
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Shifting from D or R to N
Shifting procedure
If you want to select neutral position N
with the transmission being in drive
position D or reverse gear R:
The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, depending on:
With drive position D selected, you can use
the steering wheel gearshift control
buttons (컄 page 201) to influence transmission shifting by:
앫
drive position D (컄 page 195) with gear
ranges (컄 page 200)
앫
limiting the gear range
앫
changing gears manually
앫
the position of the accelerator pedal
(컄 page 198)
왘
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
Step firmly on parking brake pedal
(컄 page 68).
i When the vehicle needs to be moved with
the engine switched off and the transmission set
to neutral position N (컄 page 195), do not
depress the parking brake pedal.
왘
왘
Move gear selector lever up to resistance point when in drive position D or
down to resistance point when in
reverse gear R to select neutral
position N.
Release the brake pedal.
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the vehicle speed
! Allow engine to warm up under low load use.
Transmission positions
The current transmission position appears
in the multifunction display.
Do not place full load on the engine until the
operating temperature has been reached.
Shift into reverse gear R or park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extended
period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
1 Current transmission position
! If the current transmission position does not
appear in the multifunction display due to a
malfunction, for example, make sure that the
automatic transmission is in the desired position
by carefully driving off with the transmission in
drive position D.
Do not limit the gear range.
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Automatic transmission
Effect
ì Park position
Shift into park position P only
when vehicle is stopped. The
park position is not intended to
serve as a brake when the vehicle is parked. Rather, the driver
should always set the parking
brake in addition to shifting into
park position P to secure the
vehicle.
If the vehicle’s electrical system
is malfunctioning, the automatic
transmission could remain
locked in park position P.
왘
Have the vehicle checked as
soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
! SmartKey:
If you turn off the engine using the SmartKey and
remove the SmartKey from the starter switch,
the transmission will shift to park position P
automatically. Keep in mind that turning off the
engine with the SmartKey alone will not automatically shift the transmission to park position P.
! KEYLESS-GO*:
If you turn off the engine using the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button and open a front door, the
transmission will shift to park position P
automatically. Keep in mind that turning off the
engine using the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button alone will not automatically shift the
transmission to park position P.
i Even though this is possible, make it a practice to always shift into park position P before
turning off the engine and remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch, or when using
KEYLESS-GO*, before turning off the engine with
the start/stop button and opening a front door.
Effect
í Reverse gear
Shift into reverse gear R only
when the vehicle is stopped.
ë Neutral
No power is transmitted from the
engine to the drive axle. When
the brakes are released, the
vehicle can be moved freely
(pushed or towed).
To avoid damage to the transmission, never shift into neutral
position N while driving.
If the ESP® is deactivated or
malfunctioning:
Shift into neutral position N only
if the vehicle is in danger of
skidding, e.g. on icy roads.
ê Drive
The transmission shifts
automatically. All forward gears
are available.
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Automatic transmission
If you want the gear position to remain in
neutral position N, e.g. when taking the
vehicle through an automatic conveyor
type car wash, observe the following
instructions.
Warning!
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When leaving the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* in the starter switch, do
not leave children unattended in the vehicle.
It is possible for children to switch on the
ignition which could result in unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment.
A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Vehicles with SmartKey:
왘
Switch on the ignition.
왘
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Shift the automatic transmission to
neutral position N.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
If engaged, release the parking brake
(컄 page 60).
왘
Switch off the ignition and leave the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* in the
starter switch.
With the vehicle at a standstill and the
ignition switched on shift the automatic
transmission to neutral position N.
왘
If engaged, release the parking brake
(컄 page 60).
왘
Switch off the ignition and leave the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
왘
With the ignition switched on shift the
automatic transmission to park
position P.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Remove the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button from the starter switch
(컄 page 43).
왘
Insert the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* into the starter switch.
! Coasting the vehicle, or driving for any other
reason in neutral position N can result in
transmission damage that is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Automatic transmission
Warning!
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Getting out of your vehicle without shifting
into park position P is dangerous. Also, park
position P alone is not intended to or capable of preventing your vehicle from moving,
possibly hitting people or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P (컄 page 68).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
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Warning!
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Children could shift the
automatic transmission out of park
position P, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Kickdown
Use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
왘
Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
Depending on the engine speed the
transmission shifts into a lower gear.
왘
Ease on the accelerator when you have
reached the desired speed.
The transmission shifts up again.
Stopping
Driving tips
When you stop briefly, e.g. at traffic lights:
Accelerator position
왘
Leave the transmission in gear.
Your driving style influences the
transmission’s shifting behavior:
왘
Hold the vehicle with the brake.
Less throttle
Earlier upshifting
When you stop for a longer period of time
with the engine idling and/or on a hill:
More throttle
Later upshifting
왘
Set the parking brake.
왘
Shift into park position P.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Maneuvering
When you maneuver in tight areas,
e.g. when pulling into a parking space:
왘
Control the vehicle speed by gradually
releasing the brakes.
왘
Accelerate gently.
왘
Never abruptly step on the accelerator.
Working on the vehicle
Warning!
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When working on the vehicle, set the
parking brake and shift to park position P.
Otherwise the vehicle could roll away.
The hill start assist system is inactive
Hill start assist system
Rocking the vehicle
Rocking the vehicle by shifting between
drive position D and reverse gear R can
help free a vehicle stuck in mud or snow.
The engine control system of this vehicle
electronically limits shifting between
drive position D and reverse gear R to
very low speeds, i.e. approximately
5 mph (9 km/h). To shift between drive
position D and reverse gear R, move the
gear selector lever past the resistance
point up or down.
Warning!
On uphill grades with a gradient angle of
more than 5°, the hill start assist system
maintains the pressure in the brake system for approximately 1 second after you
have released the brake pedal. Therefore,
you can start off smoothly without the
vehicle moving immediately after releasing
the brake pedal.
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The hill start assist system is not designed
to function as a parking brake and does not
prevent the vehicle from moving when
parked on an incline.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to park position P.
앫
when starting off on a level road or
downhill grades
앫
with the transmission in neutral
position N
앫
with the parking brake set
앫
if the ESP® has switched off due to a
malfunction
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Automatic transmission
Towing a trailer
If you tow a trailer, note the following
points:
앫
The selected gear range appears in the
multifunction display.
For more information on trailer towing, see
the “Operation” section (컄 page 366).
Allows the use of engine’s
braking power when driving:
1 Current gear range
Effect
ï The transmission shifts through
sixth gear only.
Gear ranges
With the automatic transmission in drive
position D, you can select a gear range for
the automatic transmission to operate
within.
You can limit the gear range by pressing
the left gearshift button on the steering
wheel gearshift control, and reverse the
gear range limit by pressing the right gearshift button on the steering wheel gearshift
control (컄 page 201).
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ç The transmission shifts through
second gear only.
Manually shift to a lower gear range
(컄 page 200) if the transmission hunts
between gears on inclines.
A lower gear range and reduction of
speed reduces the chance to overload
or overheat the engine.
Effect
î The transmission shifts through
fifth gear only.
é The transmission shifts through
fourth gear only.
è The transmission shifts through
third gear only.
With this selection you can use
the braking effect of the engine.
앫
on steep downgrades
앫
in mountainous regions
앫
under extreme operating
conditions
æ The transmission operates in
first gear only.
For maximum use of engine’s
braking effect on very steep or
lengthy downgrades.
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Automatic transmission
Downshifting
Steering wheel gearshift control
With drive position D selected, you can
limit or extend the gear range.
Warning!
! Allow engine to warm up under low load use.
Do not place full load on the engine until the
operating temperature has been reached.
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced
vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not
prevent this type of loss of control.
Shift into reverse gear R or park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extended
period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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1 Left button: limiting gear range or
downshift
2 Right button: extending gear range or
upshift
i You cannot shift with the steering wheel
gearshift buttons when the transmission is in
position P, N or R.
왘
Briefly press left shift button 1.
The transmission will shift to the next
lower gear as permitted by the shift
program. This action simultaneously
limits the gear range of the automatic
transmission (컄 page 200).
i To avoid overrevving the engine when downshifting, the transmission will not shift to a lower
gear if the engine’s max. speed would be exceeded.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Upshifting
Shifting into optimal gear range
왘
왘
Briefly press right shift button 2.
The transmission will shift to the next
higher gear as permitted by the shift
program. This action simultaneously
extends the gear range of the automatic transmission (컄 page 200).
i If you press on the accelerator when the
engine has reached its rpm limit, the transmission will upshift beyond any gear range limit
selected.
Canceling gear range limit
왘
Press and hold left shift button 1.
The transmission will automatically
select the gear range suited for optimal
acceleration and deceleration. This will
involve shifting down one or more
gears.
Emergency operation (Limp-Home
Mode)
If vehicle acceleration becomes less responsive or sluggish or the transmission
no longer shifts, the transmission is most
likely operating in limp-home (emergency
operation) mode. In this mode only second
gear and reverse gear can be activated.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
왘
Shift to park position P.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Press and hold right shift button 2
until the cipher for the current gear
range disappears from the multifunction display (컄 page 200).
Wait at least 10 seconds before
restarting.
왘
Restart the engine.
왘
The transmission will shift from the
current gear range directly to gear
range D.
Shift to drive position D (for second
gear) or reverse gear R.
왘
Have the transmission checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
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Controls in detail
Transfer case
왔 Transfer case
! Operational or performance test must only
be conducted on a two-axle dynanometer. If
such tests are necessary, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. You could
otherwise seriously damage the brake system or
the transfer case which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
! Because the ESP® operates automatically,
the engine and ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in
position 0 or 1) when testing the parking brake
on a brake test dynamometer and such testing
should be no longer than 10 seconds.
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system
which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
i The vehicle is equipped with full-time
four-wheel drive. Both the front and rear axles
are powered at all times when the vehicle is
being operated.
LOW RANGE mode*
The LOW RANGE mode is available on vehicles with enhanced off-road package*.
In the following situations you should
switch to LOW RANGE mode:
앫
during off-road driving (컄 page 357)
앫
when crossing water (컄 page 362)
앫
when towing up or down on steep
gradients
With the LOW RANGE selected, the
engine’s power delivery and the shifting
behavior of the automatic transmission are
adjusted. Furthermore, the ABS, ESP® and
4-ETS functions especially adapted to
off-road travel are activated.
For information on driving safety systems
during LOW RANGE mode, see “Driving
safety systems” (컄 page 103).
For more information on Off-road driving,
see “Off-road driving” (컄 page 357).
Gear Ranges
There are two possible settings.
HIGH
RANGE
Road position for all normal
driving situations.
(LOW RANGE mode off)
LOW
RANGE
Off-road position for traveling
on rough terrain.
(LOW RANGE mode on)
Also use the off-road position
when driving on-road on steep
gradients, especially when
towing a trailer.
LOW RANGE acts by raising
the engine’s gear ratio. The vehicle travels at roughly third
the speed compared to when
in the HIGH RANGE position,
leading to an increase in the
engine’s drive power.
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Transfer case
Warning!
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Always wait until the procedure of shifting
from HIGH RANGE to LOW RANGE – and
from LOW RANGE to HIGH RANGE – has
been entirely completed. During this procedure do not:
앫
switch off the engine
앫
shift the automatic transmission into
another gear
If you do not wait until the shifting procedure has been entirely completed then it
might not be correctly performed. The transfer case might be in neutral, thus interrupting the transfer of power between the
engine and the drive axle.
The vehicle is then freely movable, even if a
gear has been selected, and could unintentionally be set into motion – particularly on
up – or downhill grades. This could lead to
an accident and cause injury to yourself and
others.
Please observe related messages appearing
in the multifunction display (컄 page 493).
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Switching LOW RANGE mode
The switch is located on the upper part of
the center console.
Switching LOW RANGE mode on
(switching from HIGH RANGE to LOW
RANGE)
! The shift procedure can only be performed
when the following conditions are met:
앫
The engine is running (컄 page 41).
앫
The automatic transmission is in position N
(컄 page 193).
앫
The vehicle speed does not exceed 25 mph
(40 km/h).
i There is no reset to HIGH after the ignition
has been switched off.
1 LOW RANGE switch
2 Indicator lamp
왘
Press LOW RANGE switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 flashes.
If the system senses that all conditions
are met, it will switch to LOW RANGE
mode. A chime sounds and the LOW
RANGE display 3 appears in the multifunction display.
3 LOW RANGE display
The indicator lamp 2 on the
LOW RANGE switch comes on continuously, indicating that the LOW RANGE
mode has been activated.
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Transfer case
i You can cancel the procedure by pressing
the LOW RANGE switch again while the indicator
lamp is flashing.
Switching LOW RANGE mode off
(switching from LOW RANGE to HIGH
RANGE)
! The shift procedure can only be performed
when the following conditions are met:
앫
The engine is running (컄 page 41).
앫
The automatic transmission is in position N
(컄 page 193).
앫
The vehicle speed does not exceed 43 mph
(70 km/h).
i There is no reset to LOW after the ignition
has been switched off.
왘
Press LOW RANGE switch 1
(컄 page 204).
Indicator lamp 2 flashes.
If the system senses that all conditions
are met, it will switch to back to
HIGH RANGE mode. A chime sounds
and the LOW RANGE display 3 appears in the multifunction display.
The indicator lamp 2 on the
LOW RANGE switch goes out, indicating that the LOW RANGE mode has
been deactivated.
i You can cancel the procedure by pressing
the LOW RANGE switch again while the indicator
lamp is flashing.
For messages in the multifunction display,
see “Practical hints” section (컄 page 493).
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Controls in detail
Differential locks*
For more information on Off-road driving,
see “Off-road driving” (컄 page 357).
Vehicles with enhanced off-road package*
are equipped with automatic locks for the
center and rear axle differential to improve
vehicle traction.
앫
The center differential compensates
for differences in wheel rotation between the front and rear axle.
앫
The rear axle differential compensates
differences between the rear wheels.
i At the front axles, the 4-ETS system
(컄 page 109) compensates for any traction
problems.
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A few words about differentials and
differential locks*
When a vehicle negotiates a turn, wheels
on the outside of the curve must travel farther and rotate faster than the inside
wheels. The differential, the operation of a
set of gears that allows the powered
wheels in a vehicle to turn at different
speeds, makes this essential function possible.
The drawback is that the differential also
sends most of the engine’s power to the
wheel with the least load or strain on it. For
example, if one of a vehicle’s powered
wheels sits on a patch of snow and spins
because there is no traction, all of the engine’s power will go to that wheel because
the power will take the path of least resistance. Meanwhile, the opposite wheel, sitting on dry pavement where it could get
enough grip to start the vehicle moving,
sits idle because it receives no power.
The Electronic Traction System (ETS) addresses this problem and provides for
good control and steering ability by automatically slowing the slipping wheel and
thus increasing the power to the other
non-slipping drive wheels to get the vehicle
moving. The ESP® and ETS in this vehicle
feature such intelligent limited-slip differential technology, ideally suited for
on-road and light off-road driving. Transfer
case position LOW (컄 page 203) also enhances off-road driving capabilities
(컄 page 357).
More extreme off-road conditions may call
for another solution, engaging a differential lock or preventing the differential from
operating altogether. This vehicle comes
with two differential locks: transfer case
(center) and rear. Each can be engaged
simply by operating a rotary switch located
on the center console (컄 page 207). When
the transfer case (center) differential is
locked, the combined (or average) speed
of the front wheels is identical to the combined rear wheel speed. When the rear
differential is locked, both rear wheels turn
Controls in detail
Differential locks*
at the same speed, independent of the individual torque. Please be aware that engaging the differential locks will
significantly reduce the steering ability of
the vehicle.
For your safety and the safety of others
and to prevent damage to the vehicle, the
differential locks must not be engaged
when driving on paved roads. It is important to understand that during
on-road/paved driving, differentials are
absolutely necessary for providing the essential control and steering ability of the
vehicle. The differential locks, therefore,
must not be engaged when driving on
paved roads and should only be used to
the extent necessary to negotiate off-road
conditions which cannot be handled by the
systems (automatic 4-ETS, the ESP®, manual switch position “LOW” of transfer case)
this vehicle comes equipped with.
Switching differential locks*
! If the differential locks are engaged, accelerate gently when setting the vehicle in motion.
To avoid damage to the transmission, the vehicle
may only be operated on a dynamometer (single
axle dynamometer) if
앫
The rotary switch for the differential locks
is located on the upper part of the center
console.
You can select between three locking
modes.
the axle not being driven is jacked up
or
앫
the associated propeller shaft is disconnected.
1 Rotatable outer adjustment ring with
indicator lamp
2 AUTO mode: center differential is automatically locked
3 Center differential is completely locked
4 Center and rear axle differential are
completely locked
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Controls in detail
Differential locks*
AUTO mode
The AUTO mode is adequate for most driving situations since the center differential
is locked and released as required.
i At speeds up to 19 mph (30 km/h), it is
possible to manually lock the differential locks
for driving on rough terrain.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 42).
The center differential locks is in AUTO
mode. The indicator lamp on the
adjustment ring 1 above
symbol U 2 is on.
Center and rear axle differential locks
Warning!
G
Never drive on a paved surface with the
center and rear axle differential locks
manually engaged. Ability to steer the
vehicle is greatly reduced when the differential locks are manually engaged, increasing
the risk of an accident.
For safety reasons, the locks are automatically released at a vehicle speed above
31 mph (50 km/h). Nevertheless, you
should only manually lock the differential if
absolutely necessary because engaged
locks will restrict the vehicle drive train
while cornering and cause the vehicle to
chatter. This could cause you to lose control
of the vehicle and cause an accident.
! The differential locks must not be engaged
manually when towing the vehicle or spinning the
wheels.
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The differential locks should only be
engaged manually if traction is insufficient
in AUTO mode.
The differential locks can be engaged in
the sequence 3, 4 (컄 page 207) up to a
speed of 19 mph (30 km/h).
Engaging differential locks:
앫
for off-road driving
앫
for driving through water
앫
when driving on deep snow and icy or
fouled surfaces
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Differential locks*
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 42).
왘
To select the required locking mode,
rotate adjustment ring 2 to the
desired position 3 or 4
(컄 page 207).
The indicator lamp on the adjustment
ring 1 at the respective symbol
comes on.
! If the differential locks have been manually
engaged, the tires will scuff on the road surface
when cornering because the differences between the individual wheel rotation speeds will
not be compensated for.
i The differential locks are reset to AUTO
mode after the ignition has been switched off for
longer than 10 seconds.
Example
5 Center differential is completely locked
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
For information on windshield wipers, see
“Windshield wipers” (컄 page 63).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press button 1.
The headlamps are cleaned with a
high-pressure water jet.
Headlamp cleaning system*
The headlamp cleaning button is located
on the left side of the dashboard.
i The headlamps will automatically be
cleaned when you have
앫
Rear view mirrors
For more information on setting the rear
view mirrors, see “Mirrors” (컄 page 52).
Interior rear view mirror, antiglare
position
switched on the headlamps
and
앫
operated the windshield wipers with windshield washer fluid fifteen times
When you switch off the ignition, the counter
resets.
1 Headlamp cleaning button
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield/rear window
washer system and headlamp cleaning
system*” (컄 page 384).
1 Lever
왘
Tilt the mirror to the antiglare position
by moving lever 1 towards the windshield.
The interior rear view mirror is dimmed.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Auto-dimming rear view mirrors*
The reflection brightness of the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side and
the interior rear view mirror will respond
automatically to glare when
앫
the ignition is switched on
and
앫
incoming light from headlamps falls on
the sensor in the interior rear view
mirror
The rear view mirror will not react if
앫
the automatic transmission is set to
position R
앫
the interior lighting is turned on
Warning!
G
Power folding exterior rear view
mirrors*
The auto-dimming function does not react if
incoming light is not aimed directly at sensors in the interior rear view mirror.
! Before you drive the vehicle through an
automatic car wash, fold the exterior rear view
mirrors in. Otherwise they may get damaged.
The interior rear view mirror and the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side do not
react, for example, when transporting cargo
which covers the rear window.
Folding the exterior rear view mirrors
in and out automatically
Light hitting the mirror(s) at certain angles
(incident light) could blind you. As a result,
you may not be able to observe traffic conditions and could cause an accident.
Warning!
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Exercise care when using the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror
surface is convex (outwardly curved surface
for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror
are closer than they appear. Check your
interior rear view mirror or glance over your
shoulder before changing lanes.
When the corresponding function in the
control system is activated (컄 page 185):
앫
The exterior rear view mirrors automatically fold in as soon as the vehicle is
locked from the outside.
앫
The exterior rear view mirrors automatically fold out as soon as the vehicle is
unlocked and the driver’s or front passenger door are subsequently opened.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Synchronizing exterior rear view
mirrors
Folding the exterior rear view mirrors
in and out manually
The power folding rear view mirrors may
have to be synchronized after the vehicle
battery has been disconnected or discharged. If the exterior rear view mirrors
do not fold properly upon locking or unlocking the vehicle although the corresponding function in the control system is
activated (컄 page 185), do the following:
i The exterior rear view mirrors can vibrate if
왘
Fold each exterior rear view mirror in
completely (컄 page 212).
왘
Fold each exterior rear view mirror out
completely (컄 page 212).
When the exterior rear view mirrors fold
properly upon locking the vehicle, the exterior mirrors are synchronized. Otherwise
repeat the above steps.
Folding in
왘
Both exterior rear view mirrors fold in.
they are not folded out completely.
The button is located on the door control
panel.
Briefly press button 1.
i If you are driving at more than approximately
30 mph (47 km/h), you will not be able to fold
the exterior mirrors in.
Folding out
왘
Briefly press button 1 again.
Both exterior rear view mirrors fold out.
1 Button for folding exterior rear view
mirrors in and out
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
! If an exterior rear view mirror housing is
forcibly pushed forward (hit from the rear) or
forcibly pushed rearward (hit from the front)
press button 1 to fold mirrors in, then press
button 1 again to fold mirrors out. Do not force
mirrors by hand as this may damage the adjustment mechanism.
The mirror housing is then properly positioned
and you can adjust the mirror in the usual
manner.
Please make sure both rear view mirrors are
folded out before driving off.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Glare through the windshield
Sun visors
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
Warning!
G
왘
Swing sun visor 1 down.
왘
Make sure sun visor 1 is properly engaged in mounting 7.
왘
When you do not experience glare anymore, swing sun visor 1 up.
Do not use the vanity mirror while driving.
Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed
while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare
can endanger you and others.
Vanity mirror
1 Sun visor
2 Additional sun visor*
3 Mirror lamp
4 Vanity mirror cover
5 Vanity mirror
6 Holder for gas cards
7 Mounting
왘
Swing sun visor 1 down.
왘
Flip up cover 4 to access vanity
mirror 5.
Vanity mirror lamp 3 comes on.
왘
After using vanity mirror 5, flip down
cover 4.
왘
Swing sun visor 1 up.
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Good visibility
Glare through a side window
! To avoid damage to vanity mirror cover 4
(컄 page 213), make sure it is closed before
pivoting sun visor 1 to the side.
왘
Adjust sun visor 1 by pushing or pulling in the direction of arrows.
왘
Swing down additional sun visor* 2
when you experience additional glare
through the windshield.
Rear panorama roof sunshade
1 Sun visor
2 Additional sun visor*
왘
Swing sun visor 1 down.
The rear panorama roof sunshade over the
third-row seats prevents the sun from shining directly into the vehicle.
왘
Disengage sun visor 1 from
mounting 7 (컄 page 213).
You can open and close the sunshade by
hand.
왘
Pivot sun visor 1 to the side.
! Always guide the sunshade. Do not let it
1 Mounting
2 Clip
3 Handle
4 Button
Closing
왘
snap back abruptly, as it could be damaged.
Grasp on handle 3 and insert clips 2
into mounting 1.
The third-row sunshade engages.
Opening
왘
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Press on button 4 to disengage the
third-row sunshade from mounting 1.
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Good visibility
Rear window defroster
Activating
The rear window defroster uses a large
amount of power. To keep battery drain to
a minimum, switch off the defroster as
soon as the rear window is clear. The defroster is automatically deactivated after
approximately 6 to 17 minutes of
operation depending on the outside temperature.
왘
Press button 1 on the climate control panel (컄 page 218) or the automatic climate control* panel (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 1 once more.
G
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Any accumulation of snow and ice should be
removed from the rear window before driving. Visibility could otherwise be impaired,
endangering you and others.
! If the rear window defroster switches off too
soon and the indicator lamp starts flashing, too
many electrical consumers are operating simultaneously and there is insufficient voltage in the
battery. The system responds automatically by
switching the rear window defroster off.
Warning!
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
As soon as the battery has sufficient voltage, the
rear window defroster switches back on automatically.
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Climate control
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Controls in detail
Climate control
1 Driver’s door air vent, fixed
2 Left side air vent, adjustable
i For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders
for center air vents and side air vents to the
middle position.
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left side and door air vent
4 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
5 Left center air vent, adjustable
6 Right center air vent, adjustable
7 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
8 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right side and door air vent
9 Right side air vent, adjustable
a Front passenger door air vent, fixed
b Climate control panel
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Climate control
1 Temperature control, left
7 Temperature control, right
2 Air distribution and air volume
(automatic, manual)
8 AC cooling on/off
Residual heat/ventilation
3 Front defroster
0
or, depending on vehicle production
date,
|
9 Air distribution (directs air through
center and side air vents)
4 Increasing air volume
5 Air distribution (directs air through
the windshield and side air vents)
6 Rear climate control* on/off
Air supply for rear passenger
compartment on/off
: USA only
< Canada only
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a Air distribution (directs air through
the footwells and side air vents)
b Air volume display
c Decreasing air volume
d Rear window defroster
e Air recirculation
f Interior temperature sensor
g Climate control on/off
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Climate control
The climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. You can operate
the climate control system in either the
automatic or manual mode. The system
cools or heats the interior depending on
the selected interior temperature and the
current outside temperature.
Warning!
G
When operating the climate control, the air
that enters the passenger compartment
through the air vents can be very hot or very
cold (depending on the set temperature).
This may cause burns or frostbite to unprotected skin in the immediate area of the air
vents.
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the A/C mode is deactivated
(컄 page 226).
Warning!
G
i Severe conditions (e.g. strong air pollution)
may require replacement of the filter before its
scheduled interval. A clogged filter will reduce
the air volume to the interior.
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate the interior
before driving off, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 251). The climate control will then
adjust the interior temperature to the set value
much faster.
Keep the air intake grille in front of the windshield free of snow and debris.
Follow the recommended settings for heating and cooling given on the following pages. Otherwise the windows could fog up,
impairing visibility and endangering you and
others.
Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the air
vents. If necessary, use the air distribution
controls (컄 page 218) to direct the air to air
vents in the vehicle interior that are not in
the immediate area of unprotected skin.
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Climate control
Deactivating the climate control
system
Warning!
G
When the climate control system is
switched off, the outside air supply and circulation are also switched off. Only choose
this settings for a short time. Otherwise the
windows could fog up, impairing visibility
and endangering you and others.
Deactivating
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Reactivating
Activating
왘
왘
Press button U (컄 page 218).
i You can also press button ´
(컄 page 218) on the climate control panel.
If you press button 0 or, depending on vehicle production date, button |(컄 page 218)
to reactivate the climate control system, the
defrosting mode is activated.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air volume and air distribution are adjusted automatically.
왘
Operating the climate control system
in automatic mode
In automatic mode, cooling with dehumidify is
switched on. This function can be switched off if
necessary (컄 page 227).
Use temperature controls 1 and 7
(컄 page 218) to separately adjust the
air temperature on each side of the
passenger compartment.
The interior air temperature is adjusted
automatically.
i When operating the climate control system
in automatic mode, you will only rarely need to
adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
Press button U (컄 page 218) while
the engine is running.
i The settings for the passenger side are also
used for the rear passenger compartment.
Deactivating
왘
Press button or Q
(컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out. The automatic operation of
air volume switches off. The selected
blower speed is shown in the air
volume display b (컄 page 218).
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Climate control
Increasing
or
왘
Press air distribution button 5, 9,
or a (컄 page 218).
왘
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out. The automatic operation of
air distribution switches off.
Turn temperature control 1
and/or 7 (컄 page 218) slightly clockwise.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Setting the temperature
Decreasing
Use temperature controls 1 and 7
(컄 page 218) to separately adjust the air
temperature on each side of the passenger
compartment. You should raise or lower
the temperature setting in small increments, preferably starting at 72°F (22°C).
The climate control will adjust to the set
temperature as fast as possible.
왘
Turn temperature control 1
and/or 7 (컄 page 218) slightly counterclockwise.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Adjusting air distribution
Press air distribution button 5, 9, or a
(컄 page 218) to adjust the air distribution.
The following symbols are found on the
controls:
Symbol
Function
a
Directs air through the center
and side air vents
Z
Directs air to the windshield
and side air vents
Y
Directs air to the footwells and
side air vents
왘
Press the desired air distribution
button 5, 9, or a (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out.
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Adjusting air volume
Five blower speeds are available.
왘
왘
Press button to decrease or
button Q to increase air volume
(컄 page 218) to the desired level.
The indicator lamp on button U
(컄 page 218) goes out. The automatic
operation of air volume switches off.
The selected blower speed is shown in
the air volume display b
(컄 page 218).
Adjusting air volume for the center and
side air vents
Opening the center air vents
왘
Closing the center air vents
Turn thumbwheels 4 and 7
(컄 page 216) to the right.
The corresponding center air vents on
the left and right are open.
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Turn thumbwheels 4 and 7
(컄 page 216) to the left.
Air vents in the roof liner over the
second-row seats*
The corresponding center air vents on
the left and right are closed.
Opening the side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 3 and 8
(컄 page 216) to the right.
The corresponding side air vents on the
left and right are open.
Closing the side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 3 and 8
(컄 page 216) to the left.
The corresponding side air vents on the
left and right are closed.
1 Thumbwheel for air volume control
2 Air vent, adjustable
Adjusting air volume
왘
Turn thumbwheel 1 down to decrease
the air volume.
or
왘
Turn thumbwheel 1 up to increase the
air volume.
Controls in detail
Climate control
Adjusting air distribution
왘
Move air vent slider 2 to the left, right,
up, or down to direct the air in the desired direction.
Front defroster
You can use this setting to defrost the
windshield, for example if it is iced up. You
can also use it to defog the windshield and
door windows.
The climate control switches to the following functions automatically:
앫
most efficient blower speed and
heating power, depending on outside
temperature
앫
air flows onto the windshield and the
door windows (side air vents must be
open)
앫
the air conditioning compressor
switches on at outside temperatures
above approximately 41°F (5°C) for
air-drying
i Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield or the door windows are clear again.
Activating
왘
Adjustments
Press button 0 or, depending on
vehicle production date, button |
(컄 page 218).
You can adjust the air volume and the temperature when the front defroster is
switched on. The air flow will remain on the
windshield and door windows.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
왘
Press button to decrease or
button Q to increase air volume
(컄 page 218) to the desired level.
The air volume decreases/increases to
the next lower/higher blower speed
and heating switches to the temperature that was set before the front defroster was switched on.
The indicator lamp on button 0 or,
depending on vehicle production date,
button | goes out. The indicator
lamp on button 9 comes on.
or
왘
Turn temperature control 1
and/or 7 (컄 page 218) slightly in any
direction.
Heating switches to the temperature
that was set before the front defroster
was switched on.
The indicator lamp on button 0 or,
depending on vehicle production date,
button | goes out. The indicator
lamp on button 9 comes on.
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Climate control
컄컄i The air conditioning compressor remains on
even if the indicator lamp in button 0 or, depending on vehicle production date, button |
goes out. This helps to prevent the windshield
from fogging.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 0 or, depending on
vehicle production date, button |
(컄 page 218) once more.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
The previous settings are in effect
again. The air conditioning compressor
remains switched on.
Windshield fogged on the outside
i Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield is clear again.
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 64).
왘
Press button 0 or, depending on
vehicle production date, button |
(컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The climate control switches automatically
to the following functions:
앫
i To switch off, you can also press
button ´ or U (컄 page 218).
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most efficient blower speed and
heating power, depending on outside
temperature
앫
air flows onto the windshield and the
door windows (side air vents must be
open)
앫
the air conditioning compressor
switches on at outside temperatures
above approximately 41°F (5°C) for
air-drying
If the automatic air distribution is switched
off:
왘
Press air distribution button 9 or a
(컄 page 218).
Air recirculation mode
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside (e.g. before driving
through a tunnel). This setting cuts off the
intake of outside air and recirculates the
air in the passenger compartment.
Warning!
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Fogged windows impair visibility,
endangering you and others. If the windows
begin to fog on the inside, switching off the
air recirculation mode immediately should
clear interior window fogging. If interior window fogging persists, make sure the air
conditioning (컄 page 218) is activated, or
press button 0 or, depending on vehicle
production date, button |.
Controls in detail
Climate control
Activating
Deactivating
왘
왘
Press button : (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Press button :.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i The air recirculation mode is activated automatically at high outside temperatures.
i The air recirculation mode is deactivated
The indicator lamp on button : is not lit when
the air recirculation mode is switched on automatically.
앫
after 5 minutes if the outside temperature is
below approximately 41°F (5°C)
앫
after 5 minutes if the air conditioning and
air-drying is turned off
앫
after 30 minutes if the outside temperature
is above approximately 41°F (5°C)
A quantity outside air is added after
approximately 30 minutes.
If you have turned off the air conditioning
(컄 page 226) or the outside temperature is
below 41°F (5°C), the air recirculation mode will
not switch on automatically.
i To cool the interior as fast as possible, the
climate control automatically switches to air
recirculation. The indicator lamp on button :
is not lit when the air recirculation mode has
been switched on automatically.
automatically
Air recirculation mode with convenience closing and opening feature
Warning!
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Never operate the windows and tilt/sliding
sunroof* if there is the possibility of anyone
being harmed by the opening or closing procedure.
When using the air recirculation mode with
convenience closing feature, should the upward movement of a window be blocked by
some obstruction including but not limited
to arms, hands, fingers, etc., the automatic
reversal feature will not operate.
In case the procedure causes potential
danger:
Vehicles with or without tilt/sliding sunroof*: The closing of the windows can be immediately halted by pressing or pulling the
respective window switch. The closing of the
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be immediately
halted by moving the switch for the tilt/sliding sunroof* in any direction.
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Climate control
컄컄
The closing of the windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be reversed by
again pressing and holding the : button.
Convenience closing
왘
Press button : for approximately
2 seconds.
The windows and/or tilt/sliding sunroof* will close. You can release
button : once the closing procedure has begun. The windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* continue closing
until they are fully closed. The indicator
lamp on the button comes on. The air
recirculation mode is activated.
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Convenience opening
왘
Press button : for approximately
2 seconds.
The windows and/or tilt/sliding sunroof* will return to their previous positions. You can release button :
once the opening procedure has begun. The windows and tilt/sliding sunroof* continue opening until they have
reached their previous positions. The
indicator lamp on the button goes out.
The air recirculation mode is deactivated.
i A window or the tilt/sliding sunroof* will
only return to its previous position if it has not
been moved to another position using the respective window switch or tilt/sliding sunroof*
switch after it was closed with button :.
Air conditioning
The air conditioning is operational while
the engine is running and cools the interior
air to the temperature set by the operator.
In addition, the air conditioning dehumidifies the interior air at outside temperatures
above 41°F (5° C) and helps prevent
window fogging.
i Condensation may drip out from underneath
the vehicle. This is normal and not an indication
of a malfunction.
Warning!
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If you turn off the cooling function, the
interior air is not dried. The windows can fog
up more quickly. Window fogging may
impair visibility and endanger you and
others.
Controls in detail
Climate control
Deactivating
! If the air conditioning cannot be turned on
Activating
It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the climate
control system. The air in the vehicle will
then no longer be cooled or dehumidified.
again, this indicates that the air conditioning is
losing refrigerant. The compressor has turned
off.
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 218).
왘
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Press button 9 (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Activating
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Have the air conditioning checked at the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Press button 9 (컄 page 218) again.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
Residual heat and ventilation
With the engine switched off, it is possible
to continue to heat or ventilate the interior
for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes
use of the residual heat produced by the
engine.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i The residual heat is automatically turned off:
앫
when the ignition is switched on
depends on
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
the coolant temperature
앫
if the coolant temperature is too low
앫
the battery voltage
앫
if the battery voltage drops
i How long the system will provide heating
Regardless of the temperature and air volume
set on the climate control panel, the interior temperature is set to 72°F (22°C) and the blower
runs on low speed to protect the vehicle battery.
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Climate control
Rear climate control*
1 Left rear center air vent, adjustable
Deactivating rear climate control
i The rear climate control panel is only
2 Right rear center air vent, adjustable
왘
available if your vehicle is equipped with seat
heating* for the rear seats or Rear Audio feature* (see separate COMAND System operating
instructions).
3 Rear climate control on
(automatic mode)
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
4 Air distribution (directs air through
the center air vents)
The cooling function switches off after
a short delay.
The control panel is located on the rear of
the front center console.
5 Air distribution (directs air through
the footwells and side air vents)
6 Rear air conditioning off
Activating rear climate control
i The climate control must be switched on
(컄 page 229).
왘
Press button U.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air volume and air distribution are adjusted automatically.
i The temperature is adjusted according to
the settings for the front passenger side made
on the front climate control panel (컄 page 221).
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Press button ´.
i Switch off the rear climate control for improved cooling or heating output in the front passenger compartment.
You can also switch off the rear climate control
from the front passenger compartment
(컄 page 229).
Controls in detail
Climate control
Operating from the front
Adjusting air distribution
Adjusting automatically
Deactivating
Use the air distribution controls 4 or 5
to adjust the air distribution for the rear
passenger compartment.
왘
왘
Press button : on the front climate
control panel (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Reactivating
왘
Press button : on the front climate
control panel (컄 page 218).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. The rear climate control is adjusted automatically.
Press button U (컄 page 228).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air distribution is adjusted automatically.
The following symbols are found on the
controls:
Adjusting air volume
Symbol
Function
Z
Directs air to the center air
vents
Y
Directs air to the footwells and
the side air vents
Adjusting manually
왘
Press the desired air distribution
control 4 or 5.
The air volume for the rear zone corresponds to the air volume settings for the
front passenger side. You can switch off
the air supply for the rear zone.
You can switch off the supplied amount of
air volume.
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 228).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The indicator lamp in the U button
goes out.
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3-zone automatic climate control*
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Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
1 Driver’s door air vent, fixed
2 Left side air vent, adjustable
i For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders
for center air vents and side air vents to the
middle position.
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left side and door air vent
4 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
5 Left center air vent, adjustable
6 Right center air vent, adjustable
7 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
8 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right side and door air vent
9 Right side air vent, adjustable
a Front passenger door air vent, fixed
b Automatic climate control panel
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3-zone automatic climate control*
1 Temperature control, left
9 Temperature control, right
2 Air distribution and air volume
(automatic, manual)
a Automatic climate control on/off
3 Air distribution, driver’s side
c Air distribution, passenger side
4 Front defroster
0
or, depending on vehicle production
date,
|
d AC cooling on/off
Residual heat/ventilation
5 Increasing air volume
g Air recirculation
6 Rear window defroster
h Air distribution, driver’s side
7 Air distribution, passenger side
j Air distribution, driver’s side
8 Rear automatic climate control
on/off
k Interior temperature sensor
> USA only
™ Canada only
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b Air distribution, passenger side
e Display
f Decreasing air volume
l Adopting driver’s side settings for all
zones
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Warning!
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When operating the automatic climate control, the air that enters the passenger compartment through the air vents can be very
hot or very cold (depending on the set temperature). This may cause burns or frostbite
to unprotected skin in the immediate area of
the air vents.
Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the air
vents. If necessary, use the air distribution
controls (컄 page 232) to direct the air to air
vents in the vehicle interior that are not in
the immediate area of unprotected skin.
The automatic climate control is a 3-zone
intelligent automatic climate control system. Your vehicle interior is divided into
3 zones.
With the help of a sun sensor, the automatic climate control determines the relation
of the sun to the vehicle and automatically
adjusts the inside temperature for every
individual zone.
The automatic climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. It cools
the vehicle’s interior according to the angle and intensity of the sun’s rays, the outside temperature and the selected
temperature. You can operate the automatic climate control in either the automatic or manual mode.
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the A/C mode is deactivated
(컄 page 232).
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3-zone automatic climate control*
Warning!
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Follow the recommended settings for heating and cooling given on the following pages. Otherwise the windows could fog up,
impairing visibility and endangering you and
others.
i Severe conditions (e.g. strong air pollution)
may require replacement of the filter before its
scheduled interval. A clogged filter will reduce
the air volume to the interior.
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate the interior
before driving off, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 251). The automatic climate control will then adjust the interior temperature to
the set value much faster.
Keep the air intake grille in front of the windshield free of snow and debris.
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Deactivating the automatic climate
control system
Warning!
G
When the automatic climate control system
is switched off, the outside air supply and
circulation are also switched off. Only
choose this settings for a short time. Otherwise the windows could fog up, impairing
visibility and endangering you and others.
Deactivating
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 232) until
the display e (컄 page 232) is cleared.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Reactivating
왘
Press button U(컄 page 232).
i You can also press button ´
(컄 page 232) on the automatic climate control
panel.
If you press button 0 or, depending on
vehicle production date, button |
(컄 page 232) to reactivate the automatic
climate control system, the defrosting mode is
activated.
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Operating the automatic climate
control system in automatic mode
왘
You can switch the automatic climate control system on and off separately for each
zone as needed.
i When operating the automatic climate
control system in automatic mode, you will only
rarely need to adjust the temperature, air volume
and air distribution.
In automatic mode, cooling with dehumidify is
switched on. This function can be switched off if
necessary.
Activating
왘
Press button U (컄 page 232) while
the engine is running.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. Air volume and air distribution are controlled separately for each
zone.
Use temperature controls 1 and 9
(컄 page 232) to separately adjust the
air temperature on each side of the
passenger compartment.
The temperature of the interior is adjusted automatically.
Deactivating
왘
Press one button of the air distribution
(컄 page 232) or press button or Q (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out.
Depending on which button you press –
the air distribution button or the air volume button or Q – automatic
control of either the air distribution or
air volume is switched off.
Setting the temperature
Use temperature control 1 and 9
(컄 page 232) to separately adjust the air
temperature on each side of the passenger
compartment. You should raise or lower
the temperature setting in small increments, preferably starting at 72°F (22°C).
The automatic climate control will adjust to
the set temperature as fast as possible.
Increasing
왘
Turn temperature control 1
and/or 9 slightly clockwise.
The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
Decreasing
왘
Turn the temperature control 1
and/or 9 slightly counterclockwise.
The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
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3-zone automatic climate control*
Adjusting air distribution
Use the air distribution controls 3, h,
or j for the driver’s side, or 7, b, or c
(컄 page 232) for the passenger side to
separately adjust the air distribution on
each side of the passenger compartment.
The following symbols are found on the
buttons:
Symbol
Driver’s
side
Passenger side
6
Z
7
8
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a
Y
Function
Directs air to the
windshield and side
air vents
Directs air through
the center, side and
rear passenger
compartment air
vents
Directs air to the
footwells and side
air vents
왘
Press the desired air distribution button (컄 page 232).
Opening the side air vents
왘
The indicator lamp on the desired button goes out.
Adjusting the air distribution for the
center and side air vents
Opening the center air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 4 and 7
(컄 page 230) to the right.
The corresponding center air vents on
the left and right are open.
Closing the center air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 4 and 7
(컄 page 230) to the left.
The corresponding center air vents on
the left and right are closed.
Turn thumbwheels 3 and 8
(컄 page 230) to the right.
The corresponding side air vents on the
left and right are open.
Closing the side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 3 and 8
(컄 page 230) to the left.
The corresponding side air vents on the
left and right are closed.
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Adjusting air volume
Front defroster
Five blower speeds are available.
You can use this setting to defrost the
windshield, such as when it is iced up. You
can also use it to defog the windshield and
door windows.
왘
Press button to decrease or
button Q to increase air volume
(컄 page 232) to the desired level.
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out.
i Keep this setting selected only until the
The automatic mode is switched off.
The selected blower speed appears in
the display e (컄 page 232).
Activating
The automatic climate control switches to
the following functions automatically:
앫
most efficient blower speed and
heating power, depending on outside
temperature
앫
air flows onto the windshield and the
door windows (side air vents must be
open)
앫
the air conditioning compressor
switches on at outside temperatures
above approximately 41°F (5°C) for
air-drying
windshield or the side windows are clear again.
왘
Press button 0 or, depending on
vehicle production date, button |
(컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Adjustments
You can adjust the air volume and the temperature when the front defroster is
switched on. The air flow will remain on the
windshield and door windows.
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3-zone automatic climate control*
왘
Press button to decrease or
button Q to increase air volume
(컄 page 232) to the desired level.
The air volume decreases/increases to
the next lower/higher blower speed
and heating switches to the temperature that was set before the front defroster was switched on.
The indicator lamp on button 0 or,
depending on vehicle production date,
button | goes out. The indicator
lamp on button 9 comes on.
or
왘
Turn temperature control 1
and/or 7 (컄 page 232) slightly in any
direction.
Heating switches to the temperature
that was set before the front defroster
was switched on.
The indicator lamp on button 0 or,
depending on vehicle production date,
button | goes out. The indicator
lamp on button 9 comes on.
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i The air conditioning compressor remains on
even if the indicator lamp in button 0 or, depending on vehicle production date, button |
goes out. This helps to prevent the windshield
from fogging.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 0 or, depending on
vehicle production date, button |
(컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i To switch off, you can also press
button ´ or U (컄 page 232).
Windshield fogged on the outside
i Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield is clear again.
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 64).
왘
Press button U (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out. Air volume and air
distribution are controlled separately
for each zone.
If the automatic air distribution and
air volume are switched off:
왘
Press buttons 8 and Y
(컄 page 232).
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Activating
Maximum cooling MAXCOOL
Air recirculation mode
If the air distribution control as well as the
airflow volume control are set to U and
there is a high need for cooling, the
MAXCOOL function is activated.
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside (e.g. before driving
through a tunnel). This setting cuts off the
intake of outside air and recirculates the
air in the passenger compartment.
“MAXCOOL” appears in the front and rear
display.
This provides the fastest possible cooling
of the vehicle interior (when windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* are closed).
Warning!
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Fogged windows impair visibility,
endangering you and others. If the windows
begin to fog on the inside, switching off the
air recirculation mode immediately should
clear interior window fogging. If interior window fogging persists, make sure the air
conditioning (컄 page 241) is activated, or
press button 0 or, depending on vehicle
production date, button |.
왘
Press button : (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i The air recirculation mode is activated automatically at high outside temperatures.
The indicator lamp on button : is not lit when
the air recirculation mode is automatically
switched on.
A quantity of outside air is added after approximately 30 minutes.
If you have turned off the air conditioning
(컄 page 241) or the outside temperature is
below 41°F (5°C), the air recirculation mode will
not switch on automatically.
i To cool the interior as fast as possible, the
automatic climate control automatically switches to air recirculation. The indicator lamp on
button : is not lit when the system switches
to air recirculation automatically.
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3-zone automatic climate control*
Deactivating
왘
Press button : (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i The air recirculation mode is deactivated
automatically
앫
after 5 minutes if the outside temperature is
below approximately 41°F (5°C)
앫
after 5 minutes if the air conditioning and
air-drying is turned off
앫
after 30 minutes if the outside temperature
is above approximately 41°F (5°C)
At outside temperatures above 79°F
(26°C) the system will not automatically
switch back to outside air. A quantity of
outside air is added after approximately
30 minutes.
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Air recirculation mode with convenience closing and opening feature
Warning!
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The closing of the side windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be reversed by
again pressing and holding the : button.
Convenience closing
Never operate the side windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
When using the air recirculation mode with
convenience closing feature, should the upward movement of a window be blocked by
some obstruction including but not limited
to arms, hands, fingers, etc., the automatic
reversal feature will not operate.
In case the procedure causes potential
danger:
Vehicles with or without tilt/sliding sunroof*: The closing of the windows can be immediately halted by pressing or pulling the
respective window switch. The closing of the
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be immediately
halted by moving the switch for the tilt/sliding sunroof* in any direction.
왘
Press button : for approximately
2 seconds.
The windows and/or tilt/sliding sunroof* will close. You can release
button : once the closing procedure has begun. The windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* continue closing
until they are fully closed. The indicator
lamp on the button comes on. The air
recirculation mode is activated.
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Convenience opening
왘
Press button : for approximately
2 seconds.
The windows and/or tilt/sliding sunroof* will return to their previous positions. You can release button :
once the opening procedure has begun. The windows and tilt/sliding sunroof* continue opening until they have
reached their previous positions. The
indicator lamp on the button goes out.
The air recirculation mode is deactivated.
i A window or the tilt/sliding sunroof* will
only return to its previous position if it has not
been moved to another position using the respective window switch or tilt/sliding sunroof*
switch after it was closed with button :.
Deactivating
Air conditioning
The cooling function, only operational
when the engine is running, cools the vehicle down to the selected interior temperature. The cooling function also
dehumidifies the air in the vehicle interior,
thereby preventing the windows from fogging up.
It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the automatic
climate control system. The air in the vehicle will then no longer be cooled or dehumidified.
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. The cooling function switches off
after a short delay.
i Condensation may drip out from underneath
the vehicle. This is normal and not an indication
of a malfunction.
Activating
Warning!
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If you turn off the cooling function, the
interior air is not dried. The windows can fog
up more quickly. Window fogging may
impair visibility and endanger you and
others.
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Press button 9 again.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R-134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
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Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
! If the air conditioning cannot be turned on
Activating
again, this indicates that the air conditioning is
losing refrigerant. The compressor has turned
off.
왘
Adjust the temperature, air volume and
air distribution (컄 page 232).
Have the air conditioning checked at the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
왘
Press button ; (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Using driver-side settings for all temperature zones
You can use the settings of the driver’s
side, such as temperature, air volume and
air distribution, for all temperature zones.
These settings only need to be made once
and the automatic climate control system
will automatically regulate the settings for
all temperature zones quickly and comfortably.
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The driver-side settings are used for all
temperature zones.
Residual heat and ventilation
With the engine switched off, it is possible
to continue to heat or ventilate the interior
for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes
use of the residual heat produced by the
engine.
i How long the system will provide heating
depends on
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the coolant temperature
Deactivating
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the battery voltage
왘
Regardless of the temperature and air volume
set on the automatic climate control panel, an
interior temperature is aimed at by 72°F (22°C)
and the blower runs on low speed to protect the
vehicle battery.
Press button ; (컄 page 232) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i If you manually set the temperature, air volume or air distribution for the passenger side or
the rear passenger compartment when the
MONO setting is active, the MONO setting will
be switched off.
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Activating
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 41).
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 9.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i The residual heat is automatically turned off:
Rear automatic climate control
1 Left rear center air vent, adjustable
The control panel is located at the rear of
the front center console.
2 Right rear center air vent, adjustable
3 Temperature control
4 Air distribution and air volume
(automatic, manual)
5 Air distribution (directs air through
the center air vents)
6 Air distribution (directs air through
the footwells and side air vents)
7 Rear automatic climate control
on/off
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when the ignition is switched on
8 Decreasing air volume
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after about 30 minutes
앫
if the coolant temperature is too low
9 Indicator lamps for air volume
settings
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if the battery voltage drops
a Increasing air volume
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Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Activating rear automatic climate
control
i The automatic climate control must be
switched on (컄 page 234).
왘
Operating from the front
Deactivating
왘
Press button U.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The temperature, air volume, and air distribution are adjusted
automatically.
Deactivating rear automatic climate
control
왘
Press button ´.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
The cooling function switches off after
a short delay.
i Switch off the rear automatic climate control for improved cooling or heating output in the
front passenger compartment.
You can also switch off the rear automatic
climate control from the front passenger compartment (컄 page 232).
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Press button > (컄 page 232).
In display e (컄 page 232), you will see
the > symbol followed by MODE for
approximately 3 seconds.
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 232).
In display e (컄 page 232), you will see
the > symbol followed by OFF.
The rear automatic climate control is
switched off.
Reactivating
왘
Press button > (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
In display e (컄 page 232), you will see
the > symbol followed by ON and
MODE. The MODE display is cleared and
the indicator lamp on button >
goes out after approximately
3 seconds.
The rear automatic climate control
switches on.
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Setting the temperature
Adjusting air distribution
Adjusting automatically
왘
Use the air distribution controls 5 or 6
to adjust the air distribution for the rear
passenger compartment.
왘
Press button > (컄 page 232).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
왘
Press button U while the engine is
running.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air distribution is adjusted automatically.
In display e (컄 page 232), you will see
the > symbol followed by MODE.
The symbols on the controls represent the
following functions:
Set the desired temperature for the
rear passenger compartment using
temperature control 3 (컄 page 243).
Symbol
Function
Setting the temperature
Z
Directs air to the center air
vents
After approximately 3 seconds after
the last adjustment, the display switches back to its standard display and the
indicator lamp on button > goes
out.
Y
Directs air to the footwells and
the side air vents
Use temperature control 3 (컄 page 243)
to separately adjust the air temperature of
the rear passenger compartment.
i You can also press the > button once
more to switch back to the standard display.
Adjusting manually
왘
Press the desired air distribution control.
The indicator lamp on button U
goes out.
You should raise or lower the temperature
setting in small increments, preferably
starting at 72°F (22°C). The automatic climate control will adjust to the set temperature as fast as possible.
i The rear automatic climate control will not
cool the air when the air conditioning is switched
off (컄 page 241).
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Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Increasing the temperature
왘
Turn temperature control 3
(컄 page 243) slightly clockwise.
The rear automatic climate control will
correspondingly adjust the interior air
temperature for the rear passenger
compartment.
Adjusting air volume
Adjusting manually
Five blower speeds are available.
왘
Turn temperature control 3
(컄 page 243) slightly counterclockwise.
The rear automatic climate control will
correspondingly adjust the interior air
temperature for the rear passenger
compartment.
Press button to decrease or
button Q to increase air volume to
the desired level.
The indicator lamp on the button U
goes out. The selected blower speed is
shown by the indicator lamps for air
volume settings 9 (컄 page 243).
Decreasing the temperature
왘
Air vents in the roof liner over the
second-row seats*
Adjusting automatically
왘
Press button U.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air volume is adjusted
automatically.
1 Thumbwheel for air volume control
2 Air vent, adjustable
Adjusting air volume
왘
Turn thumbwheel 1 down to decrease
the air volume.
or
왘
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Turn thumbwheel 1 up to increase the
air volume.
Controls in detail
3-zone automatic climate control*
Adjusting air distribution
Adjusting air volume
왘
왘
Move air vent slider 2 to the left, right,
up, or down to direct the air in the desired direction.
Air vents in the roof liner over the
third-row seats*
Turn thumbwheel 1 down to decrease
the air volume.
or
왘
Turn thumbwheel 1 up to increase the
air volume.
Adjusting air distribution
왘
Move air vent slider 2 to the left, right,
up, or down to direct the air in the desired direction.
1 Thumbwheel for air volume control
2 Air vent, adjustable
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Opening and closing
Warning!
The door windows and the hinged quarter
windows* are opened and closed electrically. The switches for all door windows
and the hinged quarter windows* are
located on the driver’s door control panel.
The switches for the respective door windows are located on the front passenger
door and the rear doors. The hinged quarter windows* can be operated from the
driver’s seat only.
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When closing the windows, make sure that
there is no danger of anyone being harmed
by the closing procedure.
1 Left front door window
2 Right front door window
3 Right rear door window
4 Hinged quarter windows*
5 Override switch (컄 page 100)
6 Left rear door window
Activate the override switch (컄 page 101)
when children are riding in the back seats of
the vehicle. The children could otherwise injure themselves, e.g. by becoming trapped
in the window opening.
The closing of a door window can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or, if
switch was pulled past the resistance point
and released, by either pressing or pulling
the respective switch.
If a door window encounters an obstruction
that blocks its path in a circumstance where
you pulled the switch past the resistance
point and released it to close the door window, the automatic reversal function will
stop the window and open it slightly.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
If a door window encounters an obstruction
that blocks its path in a circumstance where
you are closing a door window by pulling and
holding the switch, or by pressing and holding button ‹ on the SmartKey, by pressing and holding the lock button (vehicles
with KEYLESS-GO*) on a door handle, the
automatic reversal function will not operate.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
i You can also open or close the windows
Opening the door windows
using the SmartKey, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 251) and see “Convenience closing feature” (컄 page 252).
왘
Depending on the current position, the power
windows may also open or close when the air
recirculation button : on the control panel of
the climate control (컄 page 218) or automatic
climate control* (컄 page 232) is pressed and
held.
i With the SmartKey in starter switch
position 0 or removed from the starter switch,
the windows can be operated
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until you open the driver’s or front passenger
door
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for at least 5 minutes
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Press switch 1, 2, 3, or 6
(컄 page 248) to the resistance point.
The corresponding door window moves
downwards until you release the
switch.
Closing the door windows
왘
Pull switch 1, 2, 3, or 6
(컄 page 248) to the resistance point.
The corresponding door window moves
upwards until you release the switch.
Warning!
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If you pull and hold the switch up when closing the door window, and upward movement
of the door window is blocked by some obstruction including but not limited to arms,
hands, fingers, etc., the automatic reversal
will not operate.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Fully opening the door windows
(Express-open)
왘
Press switch 1, 2, 3, or 6
(컄 page 248) past the resistance point
and release.
i If the upward movement of a door window is
Hinged quarter windows*
blocked during the closing procedure, the door
window will stop and open slightly.
The switches for opening and closing the
hinged quarter windows are located on the
door control panel of the driver’s door
(컄 page 35).
왘
Remove the obstruction.
왘
Pull the respective door window switch
past the resistance point again and
release.
The corresponding door window opens
completely.
i If the door window still does not close when
Fully closing the door windows
(Express-close)
왘
Pull switch 1, 2, 3, or 6
(컄 page 248) past the resistance point
and release.
The corresponding door window closes
completely.
Warning!
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Driver’s door only:
If within 5 seconds switch is again pulled
past the resistance point and released, the
automatic reversal will not function.
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there is no obstruction, pull and hold the respective power window switch. The door window will
then close without the obstruction sensor
function.
Stopping door windows during
Express-operation
왘
Press or pull the respective door
window switch again.
1 Hinged quarter windows: opening
2 Hinged quarter windows: closing
Opening
왘
Press and release switch 1.
To stop the hinged quarter window:
왘
Press and release switch 1 once
more.
Controls in detail
Power windows
Closing
왘
왘
Press and release switch 2.
Once a door window is closed completely, hold the respective switch for
approximately 3 seconds.
To stop the hinged quarter window:
왘
Pull and hold switch 1, 2, 3, or 6
(컄 page 248).
Press and release switch 2 once
more.
The door window is synchronized.
i When the obstruction sensor detects the
hinged quarter window is blocked during the
closing process, it will stop and open slightly.
Summer opening feature
Synchronizing the door windows
If the weather is warm, you can ventilate
the vehicle before driving off by simultaneously:
The door windows must be resynchronized
앫
after the battery was disconnected
앫
if the door windows cannot be fully
opened (Express-open) or closed
(Express-close)
i Each door window must be resynchronized
separately.
왘
Close all doors.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
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opening the door windows
앫
opening the hinged quarter windows*
앫
opening the tilt/sliding sunroof*
앫
switching on the seat ventilation* for
the driver’s seat
왘
Aim transmitter eye of the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* at the
driver’s outside door handle.
The SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* must be in close proximity to the driver’s outside door handle.
왘
Press and hold button Πon the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* until the windows and
the tilt/sliding sunroof* have reached
the desired position.
왘
Release button Πon the SmartKey
or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* to
interrupt the opening procedure.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Convenience closing feature
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
When locking the vehicle, you can simultaneously close
앫
the door windows
앫
the hinged quarter windows*
앫
the tilt/sliding sunroof*
Warning!
앫
Release the lock button (컄 page 72) on
the driver’s outside door handle to stop
the closing procedure.
앫
Immediately pull on the same outside
door handle and hold firmly. The windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof* will
open for as long as the door handle is
held but the door is not opened.
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왘
When closing the windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof*, make sure that there is
no danger of anyone being harmed by the
closing procedure.
If potential danger exists, proceed as follows:
앫
Release button ‹ to stop the closing
procedure. To open, press and hold
button Œ. To continue the closing
procedure after making sure that there
is no danger of anyone being harmed by
the closing procedure, press and hold
button ‹.
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Aim transmitter eye of the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* at the
driver’s outside door handle
(컄 page 251).
The SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* must be in close proximity to the driver’s outside door handle.
왘
Press and hold button ‹ on the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* until the windows and
the tilt/sliding sunroof* are completely
closed.
왘
Release button ‹ on the SmartKey
or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* to
interrupt the closing procedure.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Press and hold the lock button on an
outside door handle (컄 page 72) until
the windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof* are completely closed.
왘
Release the lock button on the outside
door handle to interrupt the closing
procedure.
Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
왔 Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Opening and closing
Warning!
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When closing the tilt/sliding sunroof, make
sure that there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
If the tilt/sliding sunroof encounters an obstruction that blocks its path in a circumstance where you are closing the tilt/sliding
sunroof by moving the tilt/sliding sunroof
switch past the resistance point, or by
pressing and holding button ‹ on the
SmartKey, by pressing and holding the lock
button (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*) on the
door handle, the automatic reversal function
will not operate.
The opening/closing procedure of the
tilt/sliding sunroof can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or, if the switch
was moved past the resistance point and released, by moving the switch in any direction.
The tilt/sliding sunroof is made out of glass.
In the event of an accident, the glass may
shatter. This may result in an opening in the
roof.
In a vehicle rollover, occupants not wearing
their seat belts or not wearing them properly
may be thrown out of the opening. Such an
opening also presents a potential for injury
for occupants wearing their seat belts properly as entire body parts or portions of them
may protrude from the passenger compartment.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
! To avoid damaging the seals, do not transport any objects with sharp edges which can
stick out of the tilt/sliding sunroof.
Do not open the tilt/sliding sunroof if there is
snow or ice on the roof, as this could result in
malfunctions.
The tilt/sliding sunroof can be opened or closed
manually should an electrical malfunction occur
(컄 page 503).
! Please keep in mind that weather conditions
can sometimes change rapidly. Make sure to
close the tilt/sliding sunroof when leaving the
vehicle. If water enters the vehicle interior,
vehicle electronics could be damaged which is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
i When the tilt/sliding sunroof is open, resonance noises may result in addition to the usual
wind noises. They are caused by minimal pressure changes in the passenger compartment. To
reduce or eliminate these noises, change the position of the tilt/sliding sunroof or open a side
window slightly.
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Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
i You can also open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof using the SmartKey or the
KEYLESS-GO* function, see “Summer opening
feature” (컄 page 251) and see “Convenience
closing feature” (컄 page 252).
i Depending on the current position, the
tilt/sliding sunroof may also open or close when
the air recirculation button : on the control
panel of the climate control (컄 page 218) or
automatic climate control* (컄 page 232) is
pressed and held.
Sunroof switch
The tilt/sliding sunroof is opened and
closed electrically. The switch for the
tilt/sliding sunroof is located on the
overhead control panel.
1 Push back to slide sunroof open
2 Push forward to slide sunroof closed
3 Push up to raise sunroof at rear
4 Pull down to lower sunroof at rear
With the sunroof closed or tilted open, a
screen can be slid into the roof opening to
guard against sun rays. When sliding the
sunroof open, the screen will also retract.
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왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Opening and closing
왘
To open, close, raise, or lower the
tilt/sliding sunroof, move the sunroof
switch to the resistance point in the
required direction of arrows 1 to 4
(컄 page 254).
왘
Release the sunroof switch when the
tilt/sliding sunroof has reached the desired position.
Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Fully opening (Express-open) and
closing (Express-close)
왘
To fully open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof, move the sunroof switch past
the resistance point in the required
direction of arrows 1 to 2
(컄 page 254) and release.
The tilt/sliding sunroof opens or closes
completely.
Stopping the power tilt/sliding sunroof
during Express-open
왘
Move the sunroof switch in any direction.
The movement of the tilt/sliding sunroof stops.
i If the movement of the tilt/sliding sunroof is
blocked during the closing procedure, the
tilt/sliding sunroof will stop and reopen slightly.
Warning!
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If the tilt/sliding sunroof encounters an obstruction that blocks its path in a circumstance where you are closing the tilt/sliding
sunroof by moving the tilt/sliding sunroof
switch past the resistance point, or by
pressing and holding button ‹ on the
SmartKey, by pressing and holding the lock
button (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*) on the
door handle, the automatic reversal function
will not operate.
The opening/closing procedure of the
tilt/sliding sunroof can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or, if the switch
was moved past the resistance point and released, by moving the switch in any direction.
Synchronizing
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be
synchronized
앫
after the battery has been
disconnected or discharged
앫
after the tilt/sliding sunroof has been
closed manually (컄 page 503)
앫
after a malfunction
앫
if the tilt/sliding sunroof does not open
smoothly
왘
Remove the fuse for the tilt/sliding
sunroof from the fuse box
(컄 page 544).
i For information on which fuse box contains
the fuse for the power tilt/sliding sunroof, see
the fuse chart provided with the vehicle tool kit
(컄 page 495).
컄컄
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Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
컄컄왘
Reinsert the fuse in the main box.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press and hold the sunroof switch in
the direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 254)
until the tilt/sliding sunroof is fully
raised at the rear.
왘
Hold the sunroof switch in the direction
of arrow 3 for approximately
1 second.
왘
Open the tilt/sliding sunroof using the
Express-open feature (컄 page 255).
If the tilt/sliding sunroof opens
completely, it is synchronized.
If the tilt/sliding sunroof does not open
completely:
왘
Repeat the above steps.
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Driving systems
왔 Driving systems
The driving systems of your vehicle are
described on the following pages:
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앫
앫
Cruise control (컄 page 257) and
Distronic* (컄 page 262), with which
the vehicle can maintain a preset
speed.
Distance warning function*
(컄 page 274) is only available with
Distronic*, which warns of stationary
obstacle or slower moving vehicles that
you are closing in on too quickly.
앫
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
(컄 page 275), which supports you
when you are driving downhill.
앫
Off-road driving program (컄 page 279)
(vehicles without enhanced off-road
package*), which supports you when
you are driving off-road.
앫
Air suspension package
There are two components available.
앫
Vehicle level control (컄 page 281),
which controls the vehicle level.
앫
Adaptive Damping System (ADS)*
(컄 page 280), which adjusts the
vehicle suspension characteristics.
Parktronic* (컄 page 290) and rear view
camera* (컄 page 295), which serve as
a parking aid.
For information on the ABS, BAS, EBP,
ESP®, and 4-ETS, see “Driving safety systems” (컄 page 103).
Cruise control
The cruise control automatically maintains
the speed you set for your vehicle.
The use of cruise control is recommended
for driving at a constant speed for extended periods of time. You can set or resume
cruise control at any speed above
20 mph (30 km/h).
The cruise control function is operated by
means of the cruise control lever.
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column (컄 page 24).
i The cruise control should not be activated
during off-road driving.
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Driving systems
Warning!
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The cruise control is a convenience system
designed to assist the driver during vehicle
operation. The driver is and must always
remain responsible for the vehicle’s speed
and for safe brake operation.
Only use the cruise control if the road, traffic
and weather conditions make it advisable to
travel at a constant speed.
앫
The use of the cruise control can be
dangerous on winding roads or in heavy
traffic because conditions do not allow
safe driving at a constant speed.
앫
The use of the cruise control can be
dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid
changes in tire traction can result in
wheel spin and loss of control.
앫
Deactivate the cruise control when
driving in fog.
The “Resume” function should only be
operated if the driver is fully aware of the
previously set speed and wishes to resume
this particular preset speed.
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Warning!
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The cruise control brakes automatically so
that the set speed is not exceeded. The
brake pedal depresses when the cruise control engages the brakes.
Keep driver’s foot area clear at all times,
including the area under the brake pedal.
Objects stored in this area may impair pedal
movement which could interfere with the
braking ability of the cruise control system.
Do not place your foot under the brake pedal
– your foot could become caught.
Keep in mind that the cruise control is a convenience system designed to assist the driver during vehicle operation. The driver is and
must always remain responsible for the
vehicle’s speed and for safe brake
operation.
1 Setting current or higher speed
Adjustment in 1 mph increments (to
the resistance point) or 5 mph
increments (past the resistance point)
(Canada: 1 km/h or 10 km/h)
2 Setting current or lower speed
Adjustment in 1 mph increments (to
the resistance point) or 5 mph
increments (past the resistance point)
(Canada: 1 km/h or 10 km/h)
3 Canceling cruise control
4 Resume to last set speed
Controls in detail
Driving systems
Activating cruise control
Setting current speed
Canceling cruise control
You can activate the cruise control when
the vehicle speed is above
20 mph (30 km/h).
왘
Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
There are several ways to cancel the cruise
control:
왘
Briefly lift the cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 1 or depress in
direction of arrow 2.
왘
In the following cases you cannot activate
the cruise control:
앫
when you brake
The current speed is set.
앫
when you have set the parking brake
앫
when the automatic transmission is set
to position P, R, or N
앫
if the
앫
if the ESP® has switched off due to a
malfunction
ESP®
is switched off
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
The cruise control is activated.
The current set speed appears in the
multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds.
Step on the brake pedal.
The cruise control is canceled. The last
speed set is stored for later use.
or
왘
Briefly push the cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 258).
The cruise control is canceled. The last
speed set is stored for later use.
i The last stored set speed is deleted when
the engine is turned off.
On uphill grades, the cruise control may not
i The vehicle speed displayed in the speedom- i
be able to maintain the set speed. Once the
eter can briefly vary from the speed setting for
the cruise control system.
grade eases, the set speed will be resumed.
On downhill grades, the cruise control maintains
the set speed by braking with the vehicle’s
braking system. In addition, on longer downhill
grades the automatic transmission will downshift automatically.
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i The cruise control switches off
i Depressing the accelerator pedal does not
automatically when
deactivate the cruise control. After a brief acceleration (e.g. for passing), the cruise control will
resume the last set speed.
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you step on the brake pedal
앫
you depress the parking brake pedal
The cruise control switches off automatically and
an acoustic warning will sound when
앫
the vehicle speed is below 20 mph
(30 km/h)
앫
the ESP® is in operation
앫
the ESP® is switched off with the ESP®
switch (컄 page 107)
앫
the ESP® has switched off due to a
malfunction (컄 page 441)
앫
you set the automatic transmission to N
while driving
Observe additional messages in the
multifunction display that may appear.
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i The set value is increased in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments each time you lift
the cruise control lever up to the resistance
point.
Setting a higher speed
왘
If you increase the set vehicle speed, keep in
mind that it may take a brief moment until
the vehicle has reached the set speed.
Briefly lift the cruise control lever up to
the resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 258).
왘
Release the cruise control lever.
Increase the set vehicle speed to a value
that the prevailing road conditions and legal
speed limits permit. Otherwise, sudden and
unexpected acceleration of the vehicle
could cause an accident and/or serious injury to you and others.
Adjustment in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments
Warning!
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! Setting the automatic transmission to N
while driving cancels the cruise control.
However, the automatic transmission should not
be set to N while driving except to coast when
the vehicle is in danger of skidding (e.g. on icy
roads).
Adjustment in 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h)
increments
You can increase the speed in two ways.
The vehicle speed increases in increments of 1 mph (Canada: 1km/h).
i The set value is increased in
5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h) increments each time
you lift the cruise control lever past the
resistance point.
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왘
왘
Briefly lift the cruise control lever up
past the resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 258).
Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed increases in increments of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
i The new speed is set and the vehicle will
accelerate. Keep in mind that it may take a brief
moment until the vehicle has reached the set
speed.
Setting a lower speed
Warning!
You can reduce the speed in two ways.
i When you use the cruise control lever to
decelerate, the brake system will automatically
brake the vehicle if the engine’s braking power
does not brake the vehicle sufficiently.
Adjustment in 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h)
increments
i The set value is decreased in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments each time you
press the cruise control lever down past the
resistance point.
왘
Briefly press the cruise control lever
down past the resistance point in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 258).
왘
Release the cruise control lever.
i The set value is decreased in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments each time you
press the cruise control lever down to the resistance point.
왘
G
If you decrease the set vehicle speed, keep
in mind that it may take a brief moment until
the vehicle has reached the set speed.
Adjustment in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments
왘
Briefly press the cruise control lever
down to the resistance point in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 258).
Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed decreases in increments of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
i The new speed is set and the vehicle will
decelerate. Keep in mind that it may take a brief
moment until the vehicle has reached the set
speed.
The vehicle speed decreases in increments of 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h).
Decelerate the set vehicle speed to a value
that the prevailing road conditions and legal
speed limits permit. Otherwise, sudden and
unexpected deceleration of the vehicle
could cause an accident and/or serious injury to you and others.
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Setting to last stored speed
(“Resume” function)
Warning!
Distronic*
Warning!
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The set speed stored in memory should only
be set again if prevailing road conditions
permit. Possible acceleration or deceleration differences arising from returning to the
preset speed could cause an accident
and/or serious injury to you and others.
왘
Briefly pull the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 258).
The cruise control resumes to the last
set speed, or if no speed is stored, it
will set and store the current speed.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
The last set speed appears in the multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds.
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When activated, the Distronic adaptive
cruise control system increases the driving
convenience afforded by the cruise control
while traveling on expressways and other
major roadways.
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If the Distronic distance sensor detects
a slower moving vehicle directly ahead,
your vehicle speed will be reduced so
that you follow that vehicle at your
preset following distance.
앫
If there is no vehicle directly ahead of
you, Distronic will function in the same
way as standard cruise control
(컄 page 257).
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Distronic is a convenience system. Its speed
adjustment reduction capability is intended
to make cruise control more effective and
usable when traffic speeds vary. It is not
however, intended to, nor does it, replace
the need for extreme care. The responsibility for the vehicle’s speed, distance to the
preceding vehicle and, most importantly,
brake operation to ensure a safe stopping
distance, always remains with the driver.
Distronic cannot take road and traffic conditions into account.
Complex driving situations are not always
fully recognized by Distronic. This could
result in wrong or missing distance
warnings.
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Distronic adaptive cruise control is no
substitute for active driving involvement. It
does not react to pedestrians or on stationary objects, nor does it recognize or predict
the lane curvature or the movement of
preceding vehicles.
Distronic can only apply a maximum of 20%
of the vehicle’s braking power.
It is the driver’s responsibility at all times to
be attentive to the road, weather and traffic
conditions. Additionally, the driver must
provide the steering, braking and other
driving inputs necessary to remain in control
of the vehicle.
High-frequency sources such as toll
stations, speed measuring systems etc. can
cause the Distronic system to malfunction.
Warning!
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Distronic requires familiarity with its operational characteristics. We strongly recommend that you review the following
information carefully before operating the
system.
Warning!
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Distronic cannot take road and traffic conditions into account. Only use Distronic if the
road, weather and traffic conditions make it
advisable to travel at a constant speed.
Warning!
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Use of Distronic can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in tire traction
can result in wheel spin and loss of control.
Distronic does not act upon adverse sight
and distance conditions. Do not use
Distronic during conditions of fog, heavy
rain, snow or sleet.
Warning!
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Distronic cannot take weather conditions
into account. Switch off Distronic or do not
switch it on if:
앫
roads are slippery or covered with snow
or ice. The wheels could lose traction
while braking or accelerating, and the
vehicle could skid.
앫
the sensor is dirty or visibility is
diminished due to snow, rain or fog, for
example. The distance control system
functionality could be impaired.
Always pay attention to surrounding traffic
conditions even while Distronic is switched
on. Otherwise, you may not be able to recognize dangerous situations until it is too late.
This could cause an accident in which you
and others could be injured.
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Warning!
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The “Resume” function should only be
operated if the driver is fully aware of the
previously set speed and wishes to resume
this particular preset speed.
Warning!
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Close attention to road and traffic conditions is imperative at all times, regardless of
whether or not Distronic is activated.
Use of Distronic can be dangerous on
winding roads or in heavy traffic because
conditions do not allow safe driving at a
continuous speed.
Distronic will not react to stationary objects
in the roadway (e.g. a stopped vehicle in a
traffic jam or a disabled vehicle). Distronic
will also not respond to oncoming vehicles.
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Switch off Distronic:
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when changing from the left to the right
lane if vehicles are moving more slowly
in the left lane
앫
when entering a turn lane or highway off
ramp
앫
in complex driving situations, such as in
highway construction zones
i USA only: This device has been approved by
the FCC as a “Vehicular Radar System”. The radar sensor is intended for use in an automotive
radar system only. Removal, tampering, or altering of the device will void any warranties, and is
not permitted by the FCC. Do not tamper with,
alter, or use in any non-approved way.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
In these situations, Distronic will continue to
maintain the set speed unless deactivated.
i Canada only:
Distronic is designed and intended only to
maintain a set speed and keep a set distance from moving objects in front of it.
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Removal, tampering, or altering of the device will
void any warranties, and is not permitted. Do not
tamper with, alter, or use in any non-approved
way.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Distronic displays in the speedometer
dial
1 Set speed
If Distronic is activated, one or two cruise
control speed segments come on around
the set speed.
i The vehicle speed displayed on the speedometer can briefly vary from the speed setting
on the Distronic system.
If Distronic calculates that there is a danger of collision:
앫
The distance warning lamp l in the
instrument cluster comes on
(컄 page 27).
앫
An intermittent warning sounds.
왘
Immediately apply the brake to avoid a
collision.
1 Set speed
2 Cruise control speed segments
3 Speed of the vehicle ahead
Under no circumstances should the
driver await the intermittent warning
sound before braking. See the following warning note.
If Distronic detects a vehicle directly
ahead, the cruise control speed
segments 2, which represents the difference from the speed of the preceding
vehicle 3 to the driver’s selected set
speed 1, appear in the speedometer.
The intermittent warning sound ceases
and the distance warning lamp l
goes out when the necessary distance
to the vehicle ahead is again established.
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Warning!
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An intermittent warning sounds and the
distance warning lamp l in the instrument cluster is illuminated if the Distronic
system calculates that the distance to the
vehicle ahead and your vehicle’s current
speed indicate that Distronic will not be capable of slowing the vehicle sufficiently to
maintain the preset following distance,
which creates a danger of a collision.
Immediately brake the vehicle to increase
your distance to the preceding vehicle. The
warning sound is intended as a final caution
in which you should intercede with your own
braking inputs to avoid a potentially dangerous situation. Do not wait for the operation
of the warning signal to intercede with your
own braking. This will result in potentially
dangerous emergency braking which will
not always result in an impact being avoided.
Tailgating increases the risk of an accident.
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Warning!
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Distronic brakes your vehicle with a maximum deceleration of 6.5 ft/s2 (2 m/s2). This
corresponds to about 20% of the maximum
deceleration of your vehicle.
Distronic brakes the vehicle in an effort to
restore the preset distance or to maintain
the set speed.
Keep driver’s foot area clear at all times, including the area under the brake pedal. Objects stored in this area may impair pedal
movement which could interfere with the
braking ability of the Distronic system.
Do not place your foot under the brake pedal
– your foot could become caught.
DISTRONIC menu in the control system
Use the DISTRONIC menu to display the
current settings for your Distronic system.
The information shown in the multifunction
display depends on whether the Distronic
system is activated or deactivated.
i For activating or deactivating the Distronic
system, see “Activating Distronic” (컄 page 268)
or, see “Deactivating Distronic” (컄 page 270).
For activating or deactivating the Distance warning function, see “Distance warning function*”
(컄 page 186).
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until one of the following two displays
appears in the multifunction display.
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Distronic activated
Distronic deactivated
When you turn Distronic on, you will see
the set speed in the multifunction display
for about 5 seconds. When Distronic is
activated, the following display appears in
the multifunction display.
When Distronic is deactivated, you will see
the standard Distronic display in the multifunction display.
1 Distronic activated
2 Set vehicle speed
1 Preceding vehicle, if detected
2 Actual distance to the preceding vehicle
3 Preset distance threshold to the preceding vehicle
4 Your vehicle
Cruise control lever
The Distronic system is operated by means
of the cruise control lever.
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column.
1 Setting current or higher speed
Adjustment in 1 mph increments (to
the resistance point) or 5 mph
increments (past the resistance point)
(Canada: 1 km/h or 10 km/h)
2 Setting current or lower speed
Adjustment in 1 mph increments (to
the resistance point) or 5 mph
increments (past the resistance point)
(Canada: 1 km/h or 10 km/h)
3 Deactivating Distronic
4 Activating Distronic or resuming to last
set speed
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Activating Distronic
Setting the current speed
You can activate Distronic when the vehicle speed is between 20 mph (30 km/h)
and 110 mph (180 km/h).
왘
왘
When Distronic is activated the multifunction display will show a message such as
DISTRONIC 55 mph.
If Distronic has not been activated after
pressing the cruise control lever, you will
see the message DISTRONIC Off in the
multifunction display.
In the following cases you cannot activate
Distronic:
앫
up to 2 minutes after starting the
engine
앫
when you brake
앫
when you have set the parking brake
앫
when the automatic transmission is set
to position P, R, or N
앫
if the ESP® is switched off
앫
if the ESP® has switched off due to a
malfunction
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Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
Briefly lift the cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 1 or depress in
direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 267).
Distronic is activated and the current
speed is set.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
i If you do not take your foot off of the accelerator pedal and continue to accelerate past the
set speed, the following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
DISTRONIC Override
The distance to a slower moving vehicle in front
of you will not be set. Your vehicle speed will
then be determined only by the accelerator
pedal position.
Setting a higher speed
Warning!
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If you increase the set vehicle speed, keep in
mind that it may take a brief moment until
the vehicle has reached the set speed.
Increase the set vehicle speed to a value
that the prevailing road conditions and legal
speed limits permit. Otherwise, sudden and
unexpected acceleration of the vehicle
could cause an accident and/or serious injury to you and others.
You can increase the set speed in two
ways.
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Adjustment in 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h)
increments
i The set value is increased in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments each time you lift
the cruise control lever up to the resistance
point.
왘
왘
Briefly lift the cruise control lever up to
the resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 267).
Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed increases in increments of 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h).
Adjustment in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments
i The set value is increased in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments each time you lift
the cruise control lever up past the resistance
point.
왘
왘
Briefly lift the cruise control lever up
past the resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 267).
Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed increases in increments of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
i The new speed is set and the vehicle will
accelerate. Keep in mind that it may take a brief
moment until the vehicle has reached the set
speed.
Setting a lower speed
Warning!
You can reduce the set speed in two ways.
i When you use the cruise control lever to
decelerate, the brake system will automatically
brake the vehicle if the engine’s braking power
does not brake the vehicle sufficiently.
Adjustment in 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h)
increments
i The set value is decreased in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments each time you
press the cruise control lever down to the resistance point.
왘
Briefly press the cruise control lever
down to the resistance point in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 267).
왘
Release the cruise control lever.
G
If you decrease the set vehicle speed, keep
in mind that it may take a brief moment until
the vehicle has reached the set speed.
The vehicle speed decreases in increments of 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h).
Decelerate the set vehicle speed to a value
that the prevailing road conditions and legal
speed limits permit. Otherwise, sudden and
unexpected deceleration of the vehicle
could cause an accident and/or serious injury to you and others.
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Adjustment in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments
i The set speed value is decreased in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments each time you
press the cruise control lever down past the
resistance point.
왘
Briefly press the cruise control lever
down past the resistance point in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 267).
왘
Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle set speed decreases in
increments of 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h).
Warning!
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The set speed stored in memory should only
be set again if prevailing road conditions
permit. Possible acceleration or deceleration differences arising from returning to the
preset speed could cause an accident
and/or serious injury to you and others.
Briefly pull the cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 267).
The Distronic resumes to the last set
speed.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
The last set speed or, if no speed is stored,
the current set speed appears in the
multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds.
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There are several ways to deactivate the
Distronic system:
왘
Step on the brake pedal.
or
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 267).
Distronic will be deactivated. The last set
speed will be stored in memory.
i The following message appears in the multi왘
i The new speed is set and the vehicle will
decelerate. Keep in mind that it may take a brief
moment until the vehicle has reached the set
speed.
Deactivating Distronic
Setting to last stored speed
(“Resume” function)
function display for approximately 5 seconds:
DISTRONIC Off.
The last stored set speed is deleted when the
engine is turned off.
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i The Distronic switches off automatically
when
앫
you step on the brake pedal
앫
you depress the parking brake pedal
In this case, the Distronic speed segments in the
speedometer (컄 page 265) will go out.
앫
the vehicle speed falls below 20 mph
(30 km/h)
앫
the ESP® is in operation
앫
the ESP® is switched off with the ESP®
switch (컄 page 107)
앫
the ESP® has switched off due to a
malfunction (컄 page 441)
앫
you set the automatic transmission to N
while driving
The Distronic speed segments in the
speedometer (컄 page 265) will go out and an
acoustic warning will sound.
Warning!
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Distronic switches off and releases the
brakes when the vehicle decelerates below
the minimum speed of 20 mph (30 km/h)
by operation of the system. At that time the
driver must apply the brakes in order to
reduce vehicle speed further or bring it to a
stop.
! Setting the automatic transmission to N
while driving cancels the Distronic. However, the
automatic transmission should not be set to N
while driving except to coast when the vehicle is
in danger of skidding (e.g. on icy roads).
Setting the following distance in
Distronic
You can set the specified following
distance for Distronic by varying the time
setting between 1.0 and 2.0 seconds. Using this time setting and the current speed
of your vehicle, Distronic calculates and
sets the required following distance to the
preceding vehicle. The set distance will be
shown in the multifunction display
(컄 page 267).
The distance setting switch for the time
setting is located on the cruise control lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column.
i Depressing the accelerator pedal does not
deactivate the Distronic. After a brief acceleration (e.g. for passing), the Distronic will resume
the last set speed.
Warning!
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It is up to the driver to exercise discretion to
select the appropriate setting given road
conditions, traffic, driver’s preferred driving
style and applicable laws and driving recommendations for safe following distance.
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Decreasing distance
This means that:
Decreasing the distance setting tells
Distronic to maintain a smaller following
distance to the preceding vehicle.
왘
앫
Your vehicle can pass another vehicle
after you have changed lanes.
앫
While in a sharp turn or if the preceding
vehicle is in a sharp turn, Distronic could
lose sight of the preceding vehicle. Your
vehicle could then accelerate to the
previously selected speed.
Turn distance setting switch 1 in
direction of arrow 2.
Driving with Distronic
1 Distance setting switch
2 To decrease distance
3 To increase distance
This section describes a number of driving
situations where special precaution is required on the part of the driver. Be prepared to brake in such situations. Braking
will deactivate the Distronic system.
Increasing distance
Increasing the distance setting tells
Distronic to maintain a greater following
distance to the preceding vehicle.
왘
Turn distance setting switch 1 in
direction of arrow 3.
Warning!
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Distronic works to maintain the speed selected by the driver unless a moving obstacle proceeding directly ahead of it in the
same travel direction is detected (e.g. following another vehicle ahead of you at your
set distance).
Distronic regulates only the distance between your vehicle and those directly ahead
of it, but does not register stationary objects
in the road, e.g.:
앫
a stopped vehicle in a traffic jam
앫
a disabled vehicle
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an oncoming vehicle
The driver must always be alert, observe all
traffic and intercede as required by means
of steering or braking the vehicle.
Warning!
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Distronic should not be used in snowy or icy
road conditions.
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The most likely cause for a malfunctioning
system is a dirty sensor (located behind
the hood grille), especially at times of snow
and ice or heavy rain. In such a case,
Distronic will switch off, and the message
DISTRONIC currently unavailable – See
Operator’s Manual appears in the multifunction display.
For cleaning and care of the Distronic sensor, see “Cleaning the Distronic* system
sensor cover” (컄 page 430).
i If the message DISTRONIC
available
again appears during driving the dirt (e.g.
slush) has dissolved; Distronic works again, if
you reactivate it (컄 page 268).
Turns and bends
Offset driving
In turns or bends, Distronic may not detect
a moving vehicle in front, or it may detect
one too soon. This may cause your vehicle
to brake late or unexpectedly.
A vehicle traveling in your lane but offset
from your direct line of travel may not be
detected by Distronic. There will be insufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
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Lane changing
Narrow vehicles
Distance warning function*
When Distronic* is deactivated, this
function will continue to warn you when
recognizing a stationary obstacle or a
slower vehicle moving in your vehicle’s
path and the danger of a collision exists:
Distronic has not yet detected the vehicle
changing lanes. There will be insufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle.
Because of their narrow profile, the vehicles traveling near the outer edges of the
lane have not yet been detected by
Distronic. There will be insufficient
distance to the vehicles ahead.
앫
The distance warning lamp l in the
instrument cluster comes on.
앫
An intermittent warning will sound if
necessary.
If these warnings are issued, you must
brake manually to maintain a safe distance
and avoid a collision with the preceding
vehicle.
When pressing the brake pedal, the warning sound ceases. The warning sound will
also cease when the distance to the
preceding vehicle is sufficient again without applying the brakes. In this case, the
distance warning lamp will also go out.
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Warning!
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If the distance warning lamp l in the instrument cluster comes on while driving
and/or an intermittent warning sounds,
immediate attention on the part of the driver
is required. As required by the traffic
situation, apply the brakes and navigate
around a possible obstacle. However, do not
drive by relying on the distance warning
function, as this will result in an emergency
braking application. This will not always
enable you to avoid a collision, especially
when traveling on varying road surface
conditions and with varying driver reaction.
Complex driving situations are not always
fully recognized by the distance warning
function. This could result in wrong or missing distance warnings.
왘
Switch on the distance warning
function in the control system
(컄 page 186).
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
Warning!
For more information, see “Off-road driving” (컄 page 357).
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Downhill Speed Regulation is a convenience
system designed to assist the driver during
vehicle operation. The system must be set
to be appropriate for the topographical and
weather conditions encountered which can
change quickly. The driver is and must
remain at all times responsible for the vehicle speed and for safe brake operation.
Depending on the programmed speed
(컄 page 186), actual vehicle speed and gradient, switching on the DSR while driving
can cause the vehicle to slow down rapidly
and you may hear a sound which is caused
by the activation of the vehicle’s brake system through the DSR. Sudden and unexpected deceleration can result in loss of
vehicle control, causing an accident and/or
serious personal injury to you and others.
Do not switch on the DSR in a circumstance
where rapid deceleration could result in a
loss of vehicle control.
The DSR is an aid for driving downhill. DSR
regulates your vehicle’s speed when driving downhill to the value set in the control
system (컄 page 186). The steeper the
downhill gradient is, the greater the brake
application. On flat road surfaces, DSR
brakes only slightly or not at all.
DSR regulates the vehicle’s speed in automatic transmission positions D, or R.
i In addition, make use of the engine’s braking
effect by shifting the automatic transmission
into a lower gear.
You can drive slower or faster than the set
speed at any time by braking the vehicle or
depressing the accelerator pedal.
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i Whenever DSR is switched on, DSR will use
the programmed default speed to regulate the
vehicle’s speed. The default speed programmed
at the factory is 4 mph (Canada: 6 km/h). The
default speed can be reprogrammed using the
control system (컄 page 186). The next time DSR
is switched on, DSR will use the newly programmed default speed to regulate the vehicle’s
speed.
Once DSR is switched on, you can adjust the set
speed using the cruise control lever
(컄 page 267). Keep in mind that adjusting the
set speed using the cruise control lever with DSR
switched on will not change the programmed
default speed. If DSR is switched off and then
switched on again, DSR will use the programmed
default speed.
Depending on the road surface and level of
downhill grade, the DSR may not be able to
maintain the set speed. To maintain the set
speed, apply the brakes if necessary.
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Switching the Downhill Speed
Regulation on/off
The switch is located on the upper part of
the center console.
Vehicles with enhanced off-road package*
1 DSR on/off
2 Indicator lamp
Vehicles without enhanced off-road
package*
1 DSR on/off
2 Indicator lamp
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If the accelerator pedal is depressed while
the Downhill Speed Regulation is activated,
the vehicle can drive faster than the programmed set speed. You should therefore
drive downhill with particular caution as it
could otherwise lead to an accident and/or
serious injury to you or others. Keep in mind
that as soon as you remove the foot from
the accelerator pedal with the DSR switched
on, the DSR will start regulating the vehicle’s
speed including use of brakes if required.
Depending on the programmed set speed,
actual vehicle speed and gradient, the DSR
can cause the vehicle to slow down rapidly.
Sudden and unexpected deceleration can
result in loss of vehicle control, causing an
accident and/or serious personal injury to
you and others.
Switching Downhill Speed Regulation on
Switching Downhill Speed Regulation off
i The DSR can only be switched on if the vehi-
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cle speed is below 18 mph (Canada: 30 km/h).
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Press DSR switch 1 (컄 page 276).
The indicator lamp 2 comes on.
The message DSR and the set speed appear in the multifunction display.
Press DSR switch 1 (컄 page 276).
The indicator lamp 2 goes out.
The message DSR Off appears in the
multifunction display.
i At a speed above approximately 21 mph
(Canada approximately: 35 km/h), the DSR is
automatically switched off. The message DSR
Off appears in the multifunction display and an
acoustic signal sounds. For information on how
to switch DSR on again, see “Switching Downhill
Speed Regulation on” (컄 page 277).
i If the DSR is switched on at a speed above
18 mph (Canada: 30 km/h), the message DSR
Max. speed 18 mph (Canada: 30 km/h) appears in the multifunction display.
For information on how to program the set
speed while driving, see “Adjusting Downhill Speed Regulation speed with DSR
switched on” (컄 page 278).
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Adjusting Downhill Speed Regulation
speed with DSR switched on
You can increase or reduce the set speed
in two ways.
With the DSR switched on (컄 page 276),
the speed setting can be changed using
the cruise control lever.
Adjustment in 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h)
increments
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column.
i The set value is increased or decreased in
1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h) increments each time
you lift or depress the cruise control lever to the
resistance point.
Increase set speed:
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Briefly lift the cruise control lever up to
the resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 278).
Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed increases in increments of 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h).
Cruise control lever
1 Increase set speed
2 Reduce set speed
You can change the set speed between
3-10 mph (Canada: 4-18 km/h).
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Reduce set speed:
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Briefly press the cruise control lever
down to the resistance point in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 278).
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Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed decreases in increments of 1 mph (Canada: 1 km/h).
Each time the set speed is changed,
DSR will appear in the multifunction display and the changed set speed is
shown.
i The set speed is canceled when DSR is
switched off. If DSR is switched on again, DSR
will use the programmed default speed
(컄 page 186).
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Adjustment in 5 mph
(Canada: 10 km/h) increments
i The set value is increased or decreased in
5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h) increments each time
you lift or depress the cruise control lever past
the resistance point.
Increase set speed:
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Release the cruise control lever.
The vehicle speed decreases in increments of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
Each time the set speed is changed,
DSR will appear in the multifunction display and the newly set speed is shown.
i The new speed is set and the vehicle will
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Briefly lift the cruise control lever up
past the resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 278).
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Release the cruise control lever.
i The set speed is canceled when DSR is
The vehicle speed increases in increments of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
switched off. If DSR is switched on again, DSR
will use the programmed default speed
(컄 page 186).
Reduce set speed:
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Briefly press the cruise control lever
down past the resistance point in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 278).
accelerate or decelerate. Keep in mind that it
may take a brief moment until the vehicle has
reached the new set speed.
Off-road driving program (Vehicles
without enhanced off-road package*)
The off-road driving program is designed to
assist the driver when driving off-road in
terrain and crossing water. The off-road
driving program adjusts the engine power
and shifting of the automatic transmission
to be more suitable for the off-road use of
the vehicle. In addition, the ABS, ESP®, and
4-ETS designed for off-road use are
automatically activated.
In the following situations you should
switch to the off-road driving program:
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during off-road driving
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when crossing water (컄 page 362)
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when towing up or down on steep
gradients
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The switch is located on the upper part of
the center console.
Switching Off-road driving program on
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Press switch 1 (컄 page 280).
Indicator lamp 2 comes on. The
symbol y appears in the lower
multifunction display.
1 Switch for off-road driving program
2 Indicator lamp
Air suspension package
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
vehicle level control which regulates the
ride height of the vehicle. The Adaptive
Damping System (ADS)* optimizes your
vehicle’s suspension tuning.
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Suspension tuning: Adaptive Damping
System (ADS)* (컄 page 280)
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Vehicle level control (컄 page 281)
Adaptive Damping System (ADS)*
Switching Off-road driving program off
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Press switch 1 again.
The fine tuning of the damping and suspension is dependent on:
Indicator lamp 2 goes out. The
symbol y disappears.
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your driving style
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road surface conditions
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your personal ADS settings
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your personal vehicle level settings
The ADS switch is located on the upper
part of the center console.
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The following settings are available:
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AUTO (for normal driving situations)
Indicator lamps 2 and 3 are off.
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SPORT (for sporty driving)
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
With the ADS SPORT setting, the vehicle is lowered approximately 0.6 in
(15 mm).
Vehicle level control
The vehicle level control automatically
regulates the ride height to
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reduce fuel consumption
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improve driving stability by lowering
the center of gravity
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COMF (for comfort driving)
Indicator lamp 3 comes on.
The vehicle automatically regulates its ride
height based on the set vehicle height and
the current speed:
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Start the engine (컄 page 41).
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Press ADS switch 1 repeatedly until
the desired suspension tuning is
reached.
Vehicles without enhanced off-road
package*
i The setting is stored when you turn off the
As your driving speed increases, the vehicle is lowered by increments until it
reaches high-speed level.
Vehicles with ADS*:
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If you are driving with the ADS setting COMF or AUTO, the vehicle is
raised back to highway level as your
driving speed decreases.
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You can select the high-speed level
via the ADS setting SPORT. In ADS
Sport, the vehicle is lowered directly to high-speed level as your driving speed increases.
engine.
Vehicles with enhanced off-road package*
1 ADS switch
2 Indicator lamp for SPORT setting
3 Indicator lamp for COMF setting
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The parked vehicle begins adjusting to the
set vehicle level as soon the doors and tailgate are
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unlocked
or
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opened or closed with the vehicle
unlocked
In order to operate the vehicle level control
switch (컄 page 283), however, the engine
must be running.
Warning!
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Make sure that no one is near the wheel
housing or under the vehicle when you lower
the vehicle while it is standing still. Limbs
could become wedged into or under the vehicle.
For safety reasons, the vehicle can only be
lowered with all doors and the tailgate
closed. Lowering is interrupted if a door or
the tailgate is opened and will continue after
the door is closed again.
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Warning!
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Please be aware that by raising the vehicle
level, the center of gravity also rises. Therefore, always ensure that the vehicle level is
as low as possible. With higher ride height
the ESP® may activate earlier in certain
situations.
Adapt your speed and driving to possible
changed driving behavior of the vehicle after
changing the vehicle level. The ESP® cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting
from excessive speed. The ESP® cannot prevent the natural laws of physics from acting
on the vehicle.
! Keep in mind that in rough or uneven terrain, adjusting the vehicle to a lower level may
cause the vehicle underbody to come in contact
with the ground and result in damage to the vehicle underbody. Always make sure the vehicle has
sufficient ground clearance before adjusting it to
a lower level.
! Before jacking up the vehicle with equipment that lifts one or more of the wheels completely off of the ground, remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch.
! Please also note the information in the section on towing (컄 page 540).
For information on off-road driving, see
“Off-road driving” (컄 page 357).
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Vehicles without enhanced Off-road
Package*
The switch is located on the upper part of
the center console.
1 Vehicle level switch
2 Indicator lamp
Basic settings
The following vehicle chassis ride heights
can be selected using the vehicle level
switch in the center console:
The following is the approximate change in
ride height for each of the level settings:
Level
Ride height
Raised
+ 3.1 in (80 mm)
Level
Driving situation
Highway
+/- 0 in (0 mm)
Raised
For off-road driving or driving in rough terrain. The indicator lamp is on.
High-speed
- 0.6 in (-15 mm)
Highway
For driving on paved roads
in fair or better condition.
The indicator lamp is off.
i The third available level is the high-speed
level that is set automatically.
i Vehicles with ADS*:
Depending on the ADS setting (컄 page 280), the
vehicle will be lowered to the high-speed level
when traveling at higher speeds. At speeds
below 40 mph (64 km/h) at the latest, it will be
returned to the highway level.
i The high-speed level is not available if towing a trailer. For more information on towing a
trailer, see “Trailer towing” (컄 page 366).
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Raised level
Only select the raised level if appropriate
for the driving situation encountered.
Otherwise:
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fuel consumption may increase
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handling characteristics of the vehicle
may be unfavorable
i You can select the raised level at speeds up
to 40 mph (64 km/h). At higher speeds, the
message n Level selection not
permitted appears in the multifunction display.
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Start the engine (컄 page 41).
If indicator lamp 2 (컄 page 283) is off.
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Press switch 1 (컄 page 283).
Indicator lamp 2 flashes. The vehicle
adjusts to the raised level.
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The following message appears in the multifunction display while the level is being
set:
Highway level
! Keep in mind that in rough or uneven roads,
adjusting the vehicle to a lower level may cause
the vehicle underbody to come in contact with
the road and result in damage to the vehicle underbody. Always make sure the vehicle has sufficient ground clearance before adjusting it to a
lower level.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 41).
i The message can be cleared by pressing
If indicator lamp 2 (컄 page 283) is on.
the è ÿ k or button j on the
multifunction steering wheel.
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When the raised level is reached, indicator
lamp 2 (컄 page 283) comes on continuously and the following message appears
in the multifunction display for 5 seconds:
Press switch 1 (컄 page 283).
Indicator lamp 2 flashes. The vehicle
adjusts to the highway level.
The following message appears in the
multifunction display while the level is
being set:
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i The message can be cleared by pressing
the è ÿ k or button j on the
multifunction steering wheel.
When the highway level is reached, indicator lamp 2 (컄 page 283) goes out. The
following message appears in the multifunction display for 5 seconds:
i The vehicle is lowered automatically to the
highway level if:
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the vehicle speed is above 55 mph
(88 km/h)
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the speed stays between 40 mph (64 km/h)
and 55 mph (88 km/h) for approximately
20 seconds
Vehicles with enhanced Off-road
Package*
The switch is located on the upper part of
the center console.
1 Rotatable outer adjustment ring
2 Set higher vehicle level
3 Indicator lamps
4 Set lower vehicle level
Basic settings
The following vehicle chassis ride heights
can be selected using the vehicle level
switch in the center console:
Level
Driving situation
Off-road 3
For slow driving on
rough terrain. Lower,
middle and upper indicator lamps are on.
Off-road 2
Off-road driving. Lower
and middle indicator
lamps are on.
Off-road 1
For driving on easy terrain. Lower indicator
lamp is on.
Highway
For normal driving. Indicator lamps are off.
i Another available level is the high-speed
level that is set automatically.
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The following is the approximate change in
ride height for each of the level settings:
Level
Ride height
You can only select the off-road levels below a certain speed. At higher speeds, the
message Level selection not permitted
appears in the multifunction display.
Off-road 3
+ 4.3 in (110 mm)
You can select
Off-road 2
+ 3.1 in (80 mm)
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Off-road 1
+ 1.2 in (30 mm)
Off-road level 1: selectable below
60 mph (96 km/h)
Highway
+/- 0 in (0 mm)
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High-speed
- 0.6 in (-15 mm)
Off-road level 2: selectable below
40 mph (64 km/h)
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Off-road level 3: selectable below
20 mph (30 km/h)
i Vehicles with ADS*:
Depending on the ADS setting (컄 page 280), the
vehicle will be lowered to the high-speed level
when traveling at higher speeds. At speeds below 40 mph (64 km/h) at the latest, it will be returned to the highway level.
i The high-speed level is not available if towing a trailer. For more information on towing a
trailer, see “Trailer towing” (컄 page 366).
Off-road levels
Warning!
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Vehicle off-road level 3 is not intended for
use on paved roads. This vehicle level is only
intended for driving on rough terrain under
special requirements.
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Only select off-road level 3 if you are
driving on rough terrain under especially
difficult conditions.
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Adapt your driving style to the modified
conditions.
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Do not exceed a speed of 20 mph
(30 km/h).
앫
Avoid extreme, quick steering movements.
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Keep in mind that the vehicle’s driving
characteristics are modified.
You should therefore drive in off-road level 3
with particular caution as it could otherwise
lead to an accident and/or serious injury to
you or others.
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If you are driving too fast while using
off-road level 3, you will see the following
message in the multifunction display:
앫
Reduce speed to
under 20 mph (30 km/h)
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Turn outer adjustment ring 1
(컄 page 285) repeatedly until indicator
lamp 3 (컄 page 285) of the desired
level flashes.
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Off-road level 1, lower indicator
lamp flashes
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Off-road level 2, lower and middle
indicator lamps flashes
For more information, see “Display messages”
(컄 page 492).
앫
Only use the off-road levels when necessary.
Otherwise:
Off-road level 3, lower, middle and
upper indicator lamps flashes
The vehicle adjusts to the corresponding off-road level.
Additional an acoustic signal sounds.
i This message cannot be deactivated.
앫
fuel consumption may increase
앫
handling characteristics of the vehicle
may be unfavorable
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Start the engine (컄 page 41).
For example, the following message
appears in the multifunction display while
the level is being set:
i The message can be cleared by pressing
the è ÿ k or button j on the
multifunction steering wheel.
When the off-road level 2 is reached, the
following message appears in the multifunction display for 5 seconds:
The lower and middle indicator lamps 3
(컄 page 285) comes on continuously.
While the vehicle is adjusting from off-road
level 2 to off-road level 3, you will see, for
example, the following message in the
multifunction display:
The vehicle is raised from off-road level 1
to off-road level 2.
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컄컄Once
off-road level 3 is reached, you will
see, for example, the following message in
the multifunction display:
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If you continue to increase your speed,
the message remains in the multifunction display.
Once off-road level 2 is reached, you will
see, for example, the following message in
the multifunction display:
The new level will not be shown until
the vehicle has been able to adjust to a
level appropriate for the speed at
which you are currently driving.
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i The message Max. 20 mph reminds you of
the maximum permissible driving speed with
off-road level 3.
If you maintain or reduce your speed,
you will see, for example, the following
message in the multifunction display
while the vehicle is lowering:
앫
If you drive faster than 20 mph (30 km/h)
for a short period while using off-road
level 3, the following message appears in
the multifunction display:
The vehicle is lowered to off-road level 2.
Off-road level 3 is canceled.
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While driving, the vehicle is automatically
lowered as follows:
At speeds above 55 mph (88 km/h) or
if the speed lies between 40 mph
(64 km/h) and 55 mph (88 km/h) for
approximately 20 seconds, the
off-road level 2 setting is canceled and
the vehicle is lowered to the off-road
level 1.
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You will see, for example, the following
message in the multifunction display:
앫
Depending on the ADS setting
(컄 page 280), the vehicle will be lowered to the high-speed level when traveling at higher speeds. At speeds below
25 mph (40 km/h) at the latest, it will
be returned to the highway level.
i The setting is stored when you turn off the
engine.
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At speeds above 60 mph (96 km/h)
the off-road level 1 setting is canceled
and the vehicle is lowered to the highway level.
You will see, for example, the following
message in the multifunction display:
Highway level
! Keep in mind that in rough or uneven roads,
adjusting the vehicle to a lower level may cause
the vehicle underbody to come in contact with
the road and result in damage to the vehicle underbody. Always make sure the vehicle has sufficient ground clearance before adjusting it to a
lower level.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 41).
If one or more of the indicator lamps
(컄 page 283) are on:
왘
Press switch 2 (컄 page 285)
repeatedly until all lit indicator
lamps 3 flash.
The vehicle adjusts to the highway
level.
The following message appears in the
multifunction display while the level is
being set:
i The message can be cleared by pressing
the è ÿ k or button j on the
multifunction steering wheel.
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When the highway level is reached, the indicator lamps 3 (컄 page 283) goes out.
The following message appears in the multifunction display for 5 seconds:
Parktronic system*
Warning!
Warning!
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Parktronic is a supplemental system. It is
not intended to, nor does it replace, the
need for extreme care. The responsibility
during parking and other critical maneuvers
always remains with the driver.
i The vehicle is lowered automatically to the
highway level if the vehicle speed is above
60 mph (96 km/h).
Special attention must be paid to objects
with smooth surfaces or low silhouettes
(e.g. trailer couplings, painted posts, or road
curbs). Such objects may not be detected by
the system and can damage the vehicle.
The operational function of the Parktronic
system can be affected by dirty sensors,
especially at times of snow and ice. See
“Cleaning the Parktronic system sensors”
(컄 page 430).
Interference caused by other ultrasonic
signals (e.g. working jackhammers, car
wash, or the air brakes of trucks) can cause
the system to send erratic indications, and
should be taken into consideration.
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Make sure no persons or animals are in the
area in which you are maneuvering. You
could otherwise injure them.
The Parktronic system is an electronic
parking aid and designed to assist the
driver during parking maneuvers. It visually
and audibly indicates the relative distance
between the vehicle and an obstacle.
The Parktronic system is automatically
activated when you
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switch on the ignition or start the
engine
and
앫
release the parking brake
and
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set the automatic transmission to
position D, R, or N
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The Parktronic system deactivates at
vehicle speeds exceeding approximately
11 mph (18 km/h). At lower vehicle
speeds the Parktronic system turns on
again.
The Parktronic system also deactivates
when you set the automatic transmission
to position P or depress the parking brake
pedal.
The Parktronic system monitors the surroundings of your vehicle with six sensors
in the front bumper and four sensors in the
rear bumper.
Range of the sensors
To function properly, the sensors must be
free of dirt, ice, snow and slush. Clean the
sensors regularly, being careful not to
scratch or damaging the sensors, see
“Cleaning the Parktronic* system sensors”
(컄 page 430).
! During parking maneuvers, pay special
attention to objects located above or below the
height of the sensors (e.g. planters or trailer
hitches). The Parktronic system will not detect
such objects at close range and damage to your
vehicle or the object may result.
Ultrasonic signals from outside sources (e.g.
working jackhammers, car wash or the air brakes
of trucks) may impair the operation of the
Parktronic system.
1 Sensors in the front bumper
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Front sensors
Center
approx. 40 in (100 cm)
Corners
approx. 24 in (60 cm)
Rear sensors
Center
approx. 48 in (120 cm)
Corners
approx. 32 in (80 cm)
Warning indicators
Visual signals indicate to the driver the relative distance between the sensors and an
obstacle. The warning indicator for the
front area is located above the center air
vents in the dashboard. The warning indicator for the rear area is located in the rear
passenger compartment under the roof.
Minimum distance
Center
approx. 8 in (20 cm)
Corners
approx. 6 in (15 cm)
If the system detects an obstacle in this
range, all the distance warning segments
illuminate and you hear a warning signal. If
the obstacle is closer than the minimum
distance, the actual distance may no
longer be indicated by the system.
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Front area warning indicator
1 Left side of the vehicle
2 Right side of the vehicle
3 Readiness indicators
Each warning indicator is divided into five
yellow and two red distance segments for
either side of the vehicle. The Parktronic
system is operational when the readiness
indicators 3 are illuminated.
The current transmission position determines which warning indicator will be activated.
Automatic transmission position
Warning indicator
D
Front area activated
R or N
Front and rear area
activated
P
Neither activated
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As your vehicle approaches an object, one
or more distance segments will illuminate,
depending on the distance. When the
seventh red distance segment illuminates,
you have reached the minimum distance.
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Front area: An intermittent acoustic
warning lasting a maximum of
2 seconds will sound as the first red
distance segment illuminates and a
constant acoustic warning lasting a
maximum of 2 seconds will sound for
the second red distance segment. The
signal is canceled when the automatic
transmission is set to position P, or the
parking brake is set.
Rear area: An intermittent acoustic
warning lasting a maximum of
2 seconds will sound as the first red
distance segment illuminates and a
constant acoustic warning lasting a
maximum of 2 seconds will sound for
the second red distance segment. The
signal is canceled when the automatic
transmission is set to position D, P, or
the parking brake is set.
Switching the Parktronic system*
on/off
You can switch off the Parktronic system
manually.
The Parktronic switch is located on the
upper part of the center console.
Vehicles with enhanced off-road package*
1 Parktronic switch
2 Indicator lamp
Vehicles without enhanced off-road
package*
1 Parktronic switch
2 Indicator lamp
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Switching off
Parktronic system* malfunction
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
If only the red distance segments illuminate and an acoustic warning sounds,
there is a malfunction in the Parktronic
system. The Parktronic system will automatically switch off after 20 seconds and
the indicator lamp in the Parktronic switch
comes on.
왘
Clean the Parktronic system sensors
(컄 page 430).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Press Parktronic switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
Switching on
왘
Press Parktronic switch 1 once more.
Indicator lamp 2 goes out.
i The Parktronic system switches on
automatically when you switch on the ignition
(컄 page 42).
Vehicles with original equipment Mercedes-Benz
Trailer Hitch Kit:
The rear Parktronic sensor will automatically
disengage when towing a trailer.
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Have the Parktronic system checked
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center as soon as possible.
If only the red distance segments illuminate and no acoustic warning sounds, the
Parktronic system sensors are dirty (e.g.
slush, snow or ice) or there is an interference from other radio or ultrasonic signals
(e.g. working jackhammers, car wash or
the air brakes of trucks). The Parktronic
system will automatically switch off after
20 seconds and the indicator lamp in the
Parktronic switch comes on.
or
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Check the Parktronic system operation
at another location to rule out interference from outside radio or ultrasonic
signals.
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Rear view camera*
Warning!
Warning!
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The rear view camera is only an aid and may
display obstacles from a distorted perspective or inaccurately, or may not display obstacles at all. The rear view camera does not
relieve you of the responsibility to be cautious, take care and pay careful attention.
The rear view camera may not show objects
which are:
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Make sure that no persons or animals are in
or near the area in which you are
parking/maneuvering. Otherwise, they
could be injured.
Warning!
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The rear view camera either will not function
or will not function to its full capability if:
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very close to the rear bumper
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the tailgate is open
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under the rear bumper
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it is raining very hard, snowing or foggy
앫
above the tailgate handle
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it is night or you are parking/maneuvering your vehicle in an area where it is
very dark
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the camera is exposed to a very bright
white light
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the immediate surroundings are illuminated with fluorescent light (the display
may flicker)
You are responsible for safety at all times
and must continue to pay attention to the
immediate surroundings when parking and
maneuvering. This includes the area behind,
in front of and beside the vehicle. Otherwise
you could endanger yourself or others.
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there is a sudden change in temperature, e.g. if you drive into a heated garage from the cold (lens condensation)
앫
the camera lens is dirty or covered
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the rear of your vehicle is damaged
In this case, have the position and setting of the camera checked by a qualified specialist workshop.
Mercedes-Benz recommends that you
visit a Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for this purpose.
Do not use the rear view camera in these situations. Otherwise you could injure yourself
or others and/or damage property including
your vehicle while parking/maneuvering.
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The rear view camera is an optical parking
aid. It shows you the area behind the vehicle in the COMAND system display when
reverse gear R is engaged, for example
during parallel parking.
Switching the rear view camera on and
off
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Shift the automatic transmission in
position R (컄 page 194).
The rear view camera is located near the
tailgate handle.
The area behind the vehicle appears in
the COMAND system display.
i The area behind the vehicle is shown in the
COMAND system display as a mirror image, like
in the rear view mirror.
i The image from the rear view camera will no
longer be displayed if you select another
function on the COMAND system while reverse
gear R is engaged. To display the image again,
disengage and reengage reverse gear R.
1 Rear view camera
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Shift the automatic transmission
into P, N or D to switch off the rear
view camera.
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! Load the carriers* in such a way that the
vehicle cannot be damaged while driving.
Carriers*
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Make sure
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the tailgate can be completely opened
Only use carriers* when the basic cross
bars have been completely mounted. The
left and right roof rails are only stabilized by
means of the basic cross bars mounted.
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the tilt/sliding sunroof can be completely
raised at the rear
Follow the manufacturer’s installation
instructions. Otherwise, an improperly attached roof rack system or its load could become detached from the vehicle.
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Roof Cargo Container – Small, Medium, or
Large
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Ski and Snowboard Carrier – Standard
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Ski and Snowboard Carrier – Deluxe (Only in
connection with corresponding adapter.)
Do not exceed the maximum roof load of
198 lb (90 kg).
Take into consideration that when the roof is
loaded, the handling characteristics are different from those when operating the vehicles without a roof loaded.
i The following accessories are available for
your Mercedes-Benz:
For more information on Mercedes-Benz accessories, contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Roof rails
Basic cross bars*
The maximum roof load (컄 page 559) of
any add-on roof equipment is reduced by
the unladen weight of the basic cross bars
(13.7 Ibs/6.2 kg).
Four keys and an Allen wrench required for
installing and removing are included with
the basic cross bars.
i The keys and the Allen wrench are stored
with the vehicle tool kit under the cargo compartment floor (컄 page 495).
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i Spare parts are available as Mercedes-Benz
accessories. Contact your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
accident, thereby injuring you and other persons and/or causing damage to property,
including damage to your vehicle.
Installing the basic cross bars
Warning!
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Please follow these installation instructions
carefully. Caution should be exercised to
avoid damage to the vehicle while installing
the basic cross bars. Also, be careful not to
injure yourself or others while installing and
adjusting the basic cross bars or loading
items on them.
Each individual step of the installation instructions, the warning notices, the general
safety precautions and the instructions for
use must be followed exactly. If the basic
cross bars are not mounted correctly, they
and the objects attached to them could
come loose from your vehicle and cause an
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Every time the basic cross bars are mounted, before you set off on a journey and periodically during longer journeys, check all the
screws on the bars to make sure that they
are secure, and tighten them if necessary.
Repeat these checks at regular intervals as
road-surface conditions dictate, and at least
after every 1500 miles (2500 km) of continuous use.
Otherwise, the basic cross bars, mounted
accessories and the objects attached to
them could come loose from the vehicle
causing an accident, thereby injuring you
and other persons and/or causing damage
to property, including damage to your vehicle.
Do not use lubricant on the screws of the
basic cross bars. The screws could work
loose and the basic cross bars could become detached from your vehicle, together
with the objects attached to them causing
an accident, thereby injuring you and other
persons and/or causing damage to property, including damage to your vehicle.
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Only install the basic cross bars at the exact
locations designated on the roof rails. The
designated locations for the front basic
cross bars are between the markings engraved on the inside of the roof rails
(컄 page 300). The designated locations for
the rear basic cross bars are between the
gaps on the roof rails (컄 page 300).
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Otherwise, the basic cross bars
(컄 page 300), mounted accessories and the
objects attached to them could come loose
from the vehicle causing an accident, thereby injuring you and other persons and/or
causing damage to property, including damage to your vehicle.
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A roof load creates a greater surface area
exposed to the wind and causes the vehicle
to have a higher center of gravity, thereby
changing the vehicle’s driving characteristics. Accordingly, the additional weight on
the roof of the vehicle can have a detrimental effect on braking, cornering and acceleration.
Never exceed the maximum permissible
roof load or the maximum permissible vehicle weight, even when accessories for the
basic cross bars (e.g. ski racks, bicycle
racks, etc.) are being used. Overloading the
vehicle could result in an accident. When
calculating the weight placed on the roof
please make sure to add the weight of the
basic cross, accessory racks and the load
carried together.
Always adapt your driving style to the road,
traffic and weather conditions, and drive
with added caution when the roof is loaded.
Always drive with extreme care when the
roof rack is loaded. Take into consideration
that when the roof rack is loaded, the handling characteristics are different from
those when operating the vehicles without a
roof rack loaded.
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Do not use accessories which have not been
approved by Mercedes-Benz for use in conjunction with these basic cross bars. If
non-approved accessories are used, these
accessories and/or the objects attached to
them could come loose from the vehicle,
thereby injuring you and other persons
and/or causing damage to property, including damage to your vehicle.
! Have a second person assist you when
installing the basic cross bars. The vehicle could
otherwise be damaged.
! Objects attached to the basic cross bar
system’s accessories must not be allowed to
restrict the movement of the tilt/sliding sunroof.
The tilt/sliding sunroof could otherwise be damaged when it is raised.
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1 Key
2 Cover cap
3 Sticker FRONT (or REAR)
4 Screw for clamping claw
5 Clamping claw
The front and rear basic cross bars are of
different lengths. Please pay close attention to stickers 3 FRONT and REAR on the
basic cross bars.
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Unlock cover cap 2 with key 1.
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Remove cover cap 2.
Sticker 3 indicating the location,
FRONT or REAR, becomes visible.
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Turn screw 4 counterclockwise with
the included Allen wrench until
clamping claw 5 is wide open.
4 Screw for clamping claw
5 Clamping claw
a Roof rail
6 Front basic cross bar
7 Rear basic cross bar
8 Gaps
9 Markings
a Roof rails
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Place front basic cross bar 6 between
markings 9 on roof rails a.
i Markings 9 are located on the inside of
each roof rail, indicated by the white lines in the
illustration.
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Make sure clamping claw 5 lies flush
against the inside of roof rail a as
shown in the illustration.
If necessary, adjust clamping width of
basic cross bars (컄 page 301).
왘
Slightly tighten screw 4 on both sides
by turning it clockwise.
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왘
Place rear basic cross bar 7 on roof
rails a in such a way that the clamping
claws reach into gaps 8 (컄 page 300)
on the roof rails.
Make sure clamping claw 5 lies flush
against the inside of roof rail a as
shown in the illustration (컄 page 300).
If necessary, adjust clamping width of
basic cross bars (컄 page 301).
왘
Slightly tighten screw 4 on both sides
by turning it clockwise.
왘
On the front and rear basic cross bars
tighten screws 4. Observe a
tightening torque of 4 lb-ft (6 Nm).
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Have the tightening torque checked after
mounting the basic cross bars. The screws
could come loose if they are not tightened to
a torque of 4 lb-ft (6 Nm).
왘
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Store key and Allen wrench back into
the storage well (컄 page 495).
Adjusting the clamping widths of the
basic cross bars
Warning!
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The clamping widths of the basic cross
bars are factory set for your vehicle. These
clamping widths are solely intended for the
designated positions.
Only install the basic cross bars at the designated locations and pay attention to the
stickers 3 FRONT and REAR
(컄 page 300).
Only install the basic cross bars at the exact
locations designated on the roof rails. The
designated locations for the front basic
cross bars are between the markings engraved on the inside of the roof rails
(컄 page 300). The designated locations for
the rear basic cross bars are between the
gaps on the roof rails (컄 page 300).
Otherwise, the basic cross bars
(컄 page 300), mounted accessories and the
objects attached to them could come loose
from the vehicle causing an accident, thereby injuring you and other persons and/or
causing damage to property, including damage to your vehicle.
4 Screw for clamping claw
5 Clamping claw
b Screws for adjusting clamping width
(2 in total for each side)
c Cover strip
Attach cover caps (컄 page 300) and
lock them.
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Pull cover strip c out of groove until
you see screws b on each end of the
basic cross bar.
왘
Turn screws b on both sides counterclockwise approximately 2 rotations.
왘
Place the basic cross bar at designated
locations (컄 page 300) on roof rails.
왘
On both sides, make sure the clamping
claws 5 lie flush against the roof rails.
If necessary pull out or push in the
clamping claws 5.
왘
Tighten screws b. Observe a
tightening torque of 4 lb-ft (6 Nm).
The width of the clamping claws is
correctly adjusted.
왘
Press cover strip c piece by piece into
groove of basic cross bar.
왘
Install the basic cross bars as
described (컄 page 300).
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Removing the basic cross bars
Shortening the cover strip
The cover strips reduce the wind noise
caused by the basic cross bars. In order to
install add-on roof equipment, it may be
necessary to shorten the cover strips.
1 Key
2 Cover cap
3 Sticker FRONT (or REAR)
4 Screw for clamping claw
5 Clamping claw
왘
Unlock cover cap 2 with key 1.
왘
Remove cover cap 2.
왘
Turn screws for clamping claws 5
counterclockwise until the basic cross
bars can be lifted from the roof rails.
c Cover strip
왘
Pull cover strip c out of groove.
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Attach add-on roof equipment to the
basic cross bars.
왘
Place cover strip c flush against the
add-on roof equipment, and mark the
end of basic cross bar on cover strip.
왘
Cut off cover strip c at marked location.
왘
Press cover strip c piece by piece into
groove of the basic cross bar.
i Cover strips are available as Mercedes-Benz
accessories. Contact your Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible using cargo tie-down rings and
fastening materials appropriate for the
weight and size of the load.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and can cause injury to vehicle occupants unless the items
are securely fastened in the vehicle.
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, always use tie
down rings, and if so equipped, always use
the cargo net* when transporting cargo.
Load distribution
Never drive vehicle with the tailgate open.
Deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may
enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.
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The gross vehicle weight which is the
weight of the vehicle including fuel, tools,
spare wheel, installed accessories, passengers and luggage/cargo must never
exceed the load limit and Gross Vehicle
Weight Rating (GVWR) for your vehicle as
specified on the placard located on the
driver’s door B-pillar (컄 page 550). In addition, the load must be distributed in such a
way so that the weight on each axle never
exceeds the Gross Axle Weight Rating
(GAWR) for the front and rear axle. The
GVWR and GAWR for your vehicle are indicated on the certification label which can
be found on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 550).
For more information, see “Tire and Loading Information” (컄 page 389).
The handling characteristics of a fully loaded vehicle depend greatly on the load distribution. It is therefore recommended to
load the vehicle according to the illustrations shown, with the heaviest items being
placed towards the front of the vehicle.
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Please pay attention to and comply with
the following instructions when loading the
vehicle and transporting cargo:
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Always place items being carried
against front or rear seat backrests,
and fasten them as securely as possible.
The heaviest portion of the cargo
should always be kept as low as possible against front or rear seat backrests.
For additional safety when transporting
cargo while the rear seats are unoccupied,
fasten the outer seat belts crosswise into
the opposite side buckles.
i The cargo compartment is the preferred
place to carry objects. The expanded cargo compartment (컄 page 306) should only be used for
items which do not fit in the cargo compartment
alone.
Cargo tie-down rings
Your vehicle is equipped with eight cargo
tie-down rings.
Carefully secure cargo by applying even
load on all rings with rope of sufficient
strength to hold down the cargo.
i While the cargo net* (컄 page 313) will help
protect you from smaller objects, it cannot prevent the movement of large, heavier objects into
the passenger compartment in an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers. Such
items must be properly secured using the cargo
tie-down rings in the cargo compartment floor.
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Cargo compartment
Second seat-row
Third seat-row
Four cargo tie-down rings are located in
the cargo compartment.
Two cargo tie-down rings are located in the
footwell behind the driver’s and passenger
seat.
Two cargo tie-down rings are located behind the third-row seat backrest.
For information on how to fold the
third-row seats, see “Expanding cargo
compartment” (컄 page 306).
1 Cargo tie-down ring
1 Cargo tie-down ring
1 Cargo tie-down ring
The maximum permissible weight per
cargo tie-down ring is 331 lb (150 kg).
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Hooks
Expanding cargo compartment
Two hooks are located on the rear compartment trim panels, one on each side.
You can separately fold the left and right
rear seat backrests to expand the cargo
compartment.
Warning!
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When expanding the cargo compartment,
always fully fold the corresponding seats
and, if so equipped, always use the
cargo net* (컄 page 313) when transporting
cargo.
1 Hook
Use the hooks to secure light weight items
only. The maximum permissible weight per
hook is 9 lb (4 kg).
Unless you are transporting cargo, the backrests must remain properly locked in the upright position.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and can cause
injury to vehicle occupants unless the items
are securely fastened in the vehicle.
Always use the cargo tie down rings
(컄 page 304).
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Never drive the vehicle with the tailgate
open. Deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases
may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.
! When the second-row seats are folded forward, the front seats may not be moved to the
rearmost position. Otherwise you could damage
the front and second-row seats.
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Expanding cargo compartment in part
Two buttons are located on the right side
trim of the third-row seats.
Two buttons are located on the
passenger-side in the cargo compartment
Example, button for the left third-row seat
Example, button for the right third-row seat
1 Button for returning third-row seats to
upright position
2 Button for folding the third-row seats
1 Button for returning third-row seats to
upright position
2 Button for folding the third-row seats
i It is only possible to fold the third-row seats
i It is only possible to fold the third-row seats
down when the rear right door is open.
down when the tailgate is open.
Folding third-row seats, electrically
i Use the left button, indicated by L, to fold
down the left third-row seat.
Use the right button, indicated by R, to fold down
the right third-row seat.
There are several ways to fold the third-row
seats.
왘
Push in the head restraints of the
third-row seats all the way
(컄 page 137).
왘
Remove cargo compartment cover
blind (컄 page 312).
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Press and hold button 2 for each side
until the third-row seats are fully folded.
If a third-row seat is not engaged properly,
for example, the message 3rd row of
seats, Right not locked appears in the
multifunction display (컄 page 157).
왘
Press and hold button 2 again, until
the message disappears.
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Expanding cargo compartment fully
Warning!
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Folded second-row seats are intended to
serve as a cargo compartment expansion in
conjunction with folded third-row seats only.
Do not fold the second-row seats and allow
third-row seat occupants to use folded second-row seats as a footrest while driving.
Third-row seat occupants must, like all vehicle occupants, keep both feet on the floor in
front of their seat. Otherwise, occupants
could slide under their seat belt in a collision. If occupants slide under the belt, it
would apply force at the abdomen or neck.
That could cause serious or even fatal injuries. Do not fold the second-row seats and
allow third-row seat occupants to use folded
second-row seats as a table while driving.
Objects placed on folded second-row seats
may come loose during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or an accident and be thrown
around the vehicle interior. Objects thrown
around the vehicle interior may cause an accident and/or serious personal injury.
Folding second-row seats
! When the second-row seats are folded forward, the front seats may not be moved to the rearmost position. Otherwise you could damage
the front and second-row seats.
왘
Push in the head restraints of the
second-row seats all the way
(컄 page 137).
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1 Strap
2 Seat cushion
3 Lever
왘
왘
Pull strap 1 in direction of arrow.
Pull and hold lever 3 in direction of
arrow at resistance point.
왘
Fold seat cushion 2 forward.
The seat backrest folds down.
왘
Check for secure locking by pushing
and pulling on the seat backrest.
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Folding third-row seats, electrically
i It is only possible to fold the third-row seats
i Use the left button, indicated by L, to fold
down when the rear right door is open.
down the left third-row seat.
Two buttons are located on the
passenger-side in the cargo compartment
Use the right button, indicated by R, to fold down
the right third-row seat.
왘
Remove cargo compartment cover
blind (컄 page 312).
왘
Press and hold button 2 for each side
until the third-row seats are fully folded.
The cargo compartment is fully extended.
There are several ways to fold the third-row
seats.
Two buttons are located on the right side
trim of the third-row seats.
Example, button for the right third-row seat
1 Button for returning third-row seats to
upright position
2 Button for folding the third-row seats
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Example, button for the left third-row seat
1 Button for returning third-row seats to
upright position
2 Button for folding the third-row seats
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Push in the head restraints of the
third-row seats all the way
(컄 page 137).
i It is only possible to fold the third-row seats
down when the tailgate is open.
If a third-row seat is not engaged properly,
for example, the message 3rd row of
seats, right not locked appears in the
multifunction display (컄 page 157).
왘
Press and hold button 2 again, until
the message disappears.
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Returning seats to their original position
Warning!
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Make sure all seats are properly locked in
position before driving off. Do not drive with
seats not properly locked.
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
not properly locked as this can be dangerous. The seat could move forward and the
seat backrest could fold. You could slide under the seat belt during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or in an accident. If you slide under
it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen
or neck. That could cause serious or even fatal injuries.
The seat backrest and seat belt provide the
best restraint when the wearer is in a nearly
upright position and the belt is properly positioned on the body.
Step 1:
왘
Return third-row seats to its original
position (컄 page 310).
Step 2:
3 Seat cushion
왘
Fold seat cushion 3 rearward until it
locks into position.
1 Seat backrest
2 Lever
왘
Pull and hold lever 2 in direction of
arrow at resistance point.
왘
Fold seat backrest 1 rearward until it
engages.
왘
Check for secure locking by pushing
and pulling on seat backrest 1.
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Cargo compartment cover blind
The cargo compartment cover blind can be
installed behind the third-row seats or the
second-row seats.
! With the cargo compartment cover blind installed, do not pile luggage higher than the lower
edges of the rear side windows.
Rolling out blind
왘
Pull blind on handle 1 across the cargo compartment.
왘
Guide blind into mounts 2 and release.
Removing blind
Rolling up blind
왘
Disengage blind and guide retraction
by its handle 1.
Blind installed behind second-row seats
1 Release button
2 Blind
왘
Roll the blind up (컄 page 312).
i Before removing cargo compartment cover
Blind installed behind third-row seats
1 Handle
2 Mount
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blind behind the third-row seats, fold the left or
right third-row seat forward (컄 page 307). Afterwards, return the left or right third-row seat into
its original position.
왘
Push release button 1.
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왘
Pull blind 2 to the left against the
spring pressure until the spring in the
cover audibly engages.
Remove the blind.
Installing blind
i Before installing cargo compartment cover
blind behind the second-row seats, fold the
third-row seats forward (컄 page 307).
i Before installing cargo compartment cover
blind behind the third-row seats, fold the left or
right third-row seat forward (컄 page 307). Afterwards, return the left or right third-row seat into
its original position.
왘
Press on cover 3 at its upper edge as
indicated by arrow.
왘
Remove cover 3 by pulling its lower
edge out of the side trim.
i To avoid loss of the mount covers, insert the
mount covers into the mounts currently not in
use.
Cover from the mounts behind second-row
seats
3 Cover
왘
Place left side of blind 2 (컄 page 312)
in left mount.
왘
Position right side of blind 2 over right
mount.
왘
Press release button 1 (컄 page 312)
and guide cover 2 into mount.
왘
Make sure the cargo compartment
cover blind is securely fastened.
Cargo net*
Warning!
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Make sure the cargo net is properly engaged
top and bottom position and the tightening
belts are securely fastened.
Never use a damaged cargo net.
To help avoid personal injury from smaller
objects being thrown around in the occupant compartment during a collision or sudden maneuver, always use cargo net when
transporting cargo.
The cargo net cannot prevent the movement
of large, heavier objects into the passenger
compartment in an accident. Such items
must be properly secured using the cargo
tie-down rings (컄 page 304) in the cargo
compartment floor.
Passenger use of seats behind installed
cargo net is restricted because of the
footwell being taken up by the net.
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Use of the cargo net is a particularly important safety factor when the vehicle is loaded higher than the top of the seat
backrests with smaller objects. For your
safety, always use the cargo net when
transporting cargo.
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With the cargo compartment expanded
in part (컄 page 307), use holders
above C-pillars 2 and the cargo
tie-down rings behind the third-row
seat backrest (컄 page 305).
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With the cargo compartment fully expanded (컄 page 308), use holders
above B-pillars 1 and the cargo
tie-down rings in the second-row footwell (컄 page 305).
왘
Open the zipper on the cargo net package.
왘
Roll out the cargo net.
1 Holder
2 Cargo net bar
왘
Unfold the cargo net.
왘
The cargo net bars must audibly
engage.
Hang cargo net bar 2 on holder 1 as
indicated by the arrow.
왘
Push cargo net bar 2 forward into
holder 1 in direction of arrow.
The cargo net can be installed in two
locations:
1 Holder in B-pillar
2 Holder in C-pillar
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Installing the cargo net
Cargo net bar hung up behind the B-pillar
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Pulling the cargo net tight
Loosening the cargo net
Belt hook attached in the second-row footwell
Belt hook attached in the second-row footwell
1 Belt hook
2 Cargo tie-down ring
3 Tightening belt
1 Buckle
2 Belt hook
3 Cargo tie-down ring
왘
Hook belt hook 1 into cargo tie-down
ring 2 in direction of arrow.
왘
Loosen the tightening belt by pulling
buckle 1 upward in direction of arrow.
왘
Pull tightening belt 3 by the loose end
in direction of arrow until the cargo net
is pulled tight.
왘
Remove belt hook 2 from cargo
tie-down ring 3.
왘
After driving a short distance, make
sure the cargo net is still tight and, if
necessary, pull it tight again.
Removing and storing the cargo net
왘
Take cargo net bar 2 out of holder 1,
see “Installing the cargo net”
(컄 page 314).
왘
Press the red button on the upper and
lower cargo net bar.
왘
Fold the cargo net.
왘
Roll up the cargo net.
왘
Close the zipper on the cargo net package.
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Storage compartments
Warning!
Glove box/CD changer
Releasing CD changer
1 Glove box lid release
2 Glove box lid
Opening the glove box
1 Release button
2 AUX-socket (Vehicles without Rear
Seat Entertainment System*)
3 CD changer
왘
Pull lid release 1 in direction of arrow.
왘
Open the glove box (컄 page 316).
Glove box lid 2 opens downward.
왘
Press release button 1.
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To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when storing objects in the vehicle. Put luggage or cargo in the cargo compartment if
possible. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher
than the seat backs.
If so equipped, always use the cargo net*
when transporting cargo. The cargo net*
cannot secure hard or heavy objects.
Parcel nets cannot secure hard or heavy objects.
Keep compartment lids closed. This will help
to prevent stored objects from being thrown
about and injuring vehicle occupants during
Closing the glove box
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braking
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vehicle maneuvers
앫
an accident
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Push glove box lid 2 up to close.
CD changer 3 is released and swings
down automatically.
For information on CD changer operation,
see separate COMAND system operating
instructions.
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Closing CD changer
Locking and unlocking the glove box
separately
왘
Insert mechanical key into glove box
lock.
You can lock the glove box separately, e.g.
when the vehicle is in the shop for service.
왘
Turn mechanical key to position 2 to
lock the glove box.
왘
왘
Turn mechanical key to position 1 to
unlock the glove box.
Take the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 500).
i The glove box can only be locked or
unlocked with the mechanical key.
1 CD changer
왘
Gently push CD changer 1 up in direction of arrow until it engages.
For information on CD changer operation,
see separate COMAND system operating
instructions.
1 Unlocking glove box
2 Locking glove box
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Storage compartment in front center
console
Storage compartment* (depending on
vehicle configuration)
The storage compartment and the
telephone* tray can be opened separately.
Vehicles without ashtray*
왘
왘
Briefly press the front of the cover.
The cover opens automatically.
Storage compartment/telephone* tray
under front center armrest
Briefly press the front of the cover.
The cover opens automatically.
1 Button to open telephone* tray
2 Button to open storage compartment
i The mobile phone cradle* (컄 page 330), the
Roadside Assistance button • (컄 page 336)
and the information button ¡ (컄 page 337)
are located in the telephone* tray.
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Rear storage compartments
Depending on the vehicle configuration,
your vehicle may be equipped with three
storage compartments in the front of the
rear seats.
1 Storage compartment cover
2 Release button
3 Storage compartment
4 Coin holder
왘
Opening the telephone* tray
왘
Pull button 1 and lift up armrest.
i Depending on vehicle equipment, the upper
Opening the storage compartment
왘
Pull button 2 and lift up armrest.
The coin holders 4 are located in front
of storage compartment 3.
storage compartment may be replaced by a
control panel, for example in vehicles with rear
climate control* (컄 page 228) or rear automatic
climate control* (컄 page 243).
Briefly press release button 2 on
storage compartment cover 1.
The storage compartment opens
automatically.
i If your vehicle is equipped with a smoking
package*, the storage compartment contains an
ashtray (컄 page 323).
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Parcel nets
Parcel net in front passenger footwell
Parcel nets on front seat backrests
Warning!
A small convenience parcel net is located
in the front passenger footwell. It is intended for small and light items, such as road
maps, mail, etc.
A small convenience parcel net is located
on each of the front seat backrests. It is intended for small and light items, such as
road maps, mail, etc.
1 Parcel net
1 Parcel net
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Do not place objects with a combined
weight of more than 4.4 lb (2 kg) into the
parcel net on the back of the front passenger seat. Otherwise, the Occupant Classification System* OCS (컄 page 81) may not
be able to properly approximate the occupant weight category.
Parcel nets are intended for storing
light-weight items only.
Heavy objects, objects with sharp edges or
fragile objects may not be transported in the
parcel nets. In an accident, during hard
braking, or sudden maneuvers, they could
be thrown around inside the vehicle and
cause injury to vehicle occupants.
Parcel nets cannot protect transported
goods in the event of an accident.
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Cup holders
Warning!
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In order to help prevent spilling liquids on
vehicle occupants and/or vehicle equipment, only use containers that fit into the
cup holder. Use lids on open containers and
do not fill containers to a height where the
contents, especially hot liquids, could spill
during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or an
accident. Liquids spilled on vehicle occupants may cause serious personal injury.
Liquids spilled on vehicle equipment may
cause damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Keep in mind that objects placed in a cup
holder may come loose during braking,
vehicle maneuvers, or an accident and be
thrown around in the vehicle interior.
Objects thrown around in the vehicle interior may cause an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Cup holder in rear armrest (second-row
seats)
Cup holder in front of armrest
A cup holder and a card/ticket holder are
located in the front center console.
1 Cup holder
왘
Pull the armrest down by its top.
! Close the cup holder before folding the armrest upwards.
When not in use, keep rear cup holder
closed. An open cup holder may cause injury
to you or others when contacted during
braking, vehicle maneuvers, or in an accident.
1 Cup holder
i The front cup holder can be removed for
cleaning purposes (컄 page 322).
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Cup holders in third-row side trim
Removing and reinstalling cup holder
Cup holders are located in the side trims of
the third-row seats.
The front cup holder can be removed for
cleaning purposes.
Ashtrays*
Your vehicle is equipped with an ashtray
and a cigarette lighter (컄 page 324) located in the front center console and an ashtray located in front of the second-row
seats (컄 page 323).
i If your vehicle is not equipped with a smoking package*, it has a storage compartment
(컄 page 318) with a power outlet (컄 page 325)
instead.
Ashtray in the center console
1 Cup holder
1 Cup holder
2 Bridge with card, ticket holder
왘
Hold cup holder at its bridge 2 and
pull out bridge in direction of arrow.
왘
Pull cup holder 1 out in direction of arrow.
왘
First, insert the cup holder 1 and then
insert bridge 2.
1 Ashtray insert
2 Cover plate
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Opening the ashtray
왘
Rear center console ashtray
(second-row)
Briefly touch cover plate 2.
The ashtray opens automatically.
왘
! Close the ashtray when not in use and be-
Briefly press ashtray cover 2.
The ashtray 1 opens automatically.
fore folding the second-row seats
Removing ashtray insert
Warning!
Opening rear ashtray
Removing rear ashtray insert
왘
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Grip the insert on the sides and pull it
out upwards.
Reinstalling rear ashtray insert
Remove ashtray only with vehicle standing
still. Set the parking brake to secure vehicle
from movement. Set automatic transmission to P. With the automatic transmission
set to P, turn off the engine.
왘
Install ashtray insert.
왘
Close the ashtray.
Cigarette lighter
왘
Grip the ashtray insert 1 on the sides
and pull it out upwards.
Reinstalling ashtray insert
왘
Install ashtray insert 1.
왘
Close ashtray cover plate 2.
1 Ashtray
2 Ashtray cover
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Push in cigarette lighter.
The cigarette lighter will pop out automatically when hot.
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Cigarette lighter*
Warning!
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Never touch the heating element or sides of
the cigarette lighter; they are extremely hot.
Hold the knob only.
Make sure that any children traveling with
you do not injure themselves or start a fire
with the hot cigarette lighter.
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised
access to a vehicle could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
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1 Cigarette lighter
왘
Open the ashtray (컄 page 323).
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 1.
The cigarette lighter will pop out automatically when hot.
! The lighter socket can accommodate
12V DC electrical accessories (up to a maximum
of 180 W) designed for use with the standard
“cigarette lighter” plug type. Keep in mind, however, that connecting accessories to the lighter
socket (for example extensive connecting and
disconnecting, or using plugs that do not fit properly) can damage the lighter socket. With the
socket damaged, the lighter may no longer be
able to be placed in the heating (pushed-in) position, or the lighter may pop out too early with the
lighter not hot enough.
To help avoid damaging the cigarette lighter
socket, we recommend connecting 12V DC electrical accessories designed for use with the standard “cigarette lighter” plug type to the 12V
power outlets (컄 page 325) in your vehicle
whenever possible.
i If the engine is off, and the cigarette lighter
is being used extensively, the vehicle battery
may become discharged.
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Power outlets
Power outlets are located
앫
왘
Pull out cover 1 and insert electrical
plug (cigarette lighter type).
in the front center console
(컄 page 325)
i If your vehicle is equipped with a smoking
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i The power outlets can be used to
accommodate 12V DC electrical accessories
(e.g. auxiliary lamps) up to a maximum of 240 W.
in the front passenger footwell
(컄 page 325)
package*, the storage compartment contains an
ashtray with cigarette lighter (컄 page 324) instead.
앫
in the second-row footwell
(컄 page 326)
If the engine is off, the battery may become discharged if used for long periods of time.
앫
i You can use the power outlets, except for
the power outlet in the front center console,
even if the ignition is switched off.
Power outlet in front center console
! If you use all power outlets in the vehicle,
make sure that the maximum current drawn
does not exceed 55 A.
on the left-hand side of the cargo compartment (컄 page 326)
Power outlet in front passenger
footwell
An emergency shut-off feature ensures that the
vehicle’s electrical voltage does not fall below a
minimum level. If the voltage drops to this minimum level, the power outlets are automatically
switched off. This ensures that enough power remains to start the engine.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Flip up cover and insert electrical plug
(cigarette lighter type).
1 Power outlet cover
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Open cover plate (컄 page 318).
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Power outlet in second-row footwell
Power outlet in cargo compartment
Floormats*
Warning!
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Whenever you are using floormats, make
sure there is enough clearance and that the
floormats are securely fastened.
Floormats should always be securely fastened using eyelets 2 and retainer pins 1
(컄 page 327).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Flip up cover and insert electrical plug
(cigarette lighter type).
왘
Flip up cover and insert electrical plug
(cigarette lighter type).
Before driving off, check that the floormats
are securely in place and adjust them if necessary. A loose floormat could slip and
hinder proper functioning of the pedals.
Do not place several floormats on top of
each other as this may impair pedal movement.
i To install or remove the floormat more easily, move the driver’s seat or front passenger seat
as far to the rear as possible (컄 page 46).
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Seat cover under third-row seats
If something falls under the third-row
seats, you can remove the seat cover in
order to reach under the seats.
왘
Reach into the recess in the seat cover.
왘
Pull the seat cover in the direction of
the arrow.
Remove the seat cover to reach under
the seats.
Removing seat cover
Installing seat cover
왘
Fold the seat halfway in or out
(컄 page 307).
1 Retainer pin
2 Eyelet
왘
Put the seat cover back into place
using the guide pins.
Removing
왘
Press the seat cover down until it
engages.
왘
Make sure that the seat cover is
engaged properly by folding the seat all
the way in and out.
왘
Pull floormat off of retainer pins 1.
왘
Remove the floormat.
Example passenger side
Installing
왘
Lay down the floormat in the respective
footwell.
왘
Press the floormat eyelets 2 onto retainer pins 1.
왘
Fold the respective seat halfway in or
out (컄 page 307).
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Heated steering wheel*
The steering wheel heating warms up the
leather area of the steering wheel.
Switching on
Switching off
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
왘
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in the
direction of arrow 1.
The stalk is on the lower left-hand side of
the steering wheel.
The steering wheel is heated. Indicator
lamp 2 comes on.
i The steering wheel heating is turned off temporarily and the indicator lamp 2 remains on
when
1 Switching on
2 Indicator lamp
3 Switching off
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the temperature of the vehicle interior is
above 86°F (30°C)
앫
the temperature of the steering wheel is
above 95°F (35°C)
When these conditions do not apply anymore,
steering wheel heating continues.
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in the
direction of arrow 3.
The heated steering wheel is switched
off. Indicator lamp 2 goes out.
i Indicator lamp 2 flashes or goes out
앫
in case of power surge or undervoltage
앫
in case of a steering wheel heating malfunction
i The steering wheel heating switches off
automatically when you remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch or, on vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*, when you switch off the ignition
(컄 page 41) and open the driver’s door.
For information on the steering wheel, see
“Multifunction steering wheel”
(컄 page 30).
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Telephone*
Warning!
Warning!
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Please do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. A driver’s
attention to the road must always be
his/her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a telephone call.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
If you choose to use the telephone1 while
driving, please use the hands-free device
and only use the telephone when road,
weather and traffic conditions permit. Some
jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a
cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable telephone or a citizens band unit, should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are connected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
The external antenna must be approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
for information on the installation of an approved external antenna. Refer to the radio
transmitter operation instructions regarding use of an external antenna.
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Only operate the COMAND system1 if road,
weather and traffic conditions permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
1
Observe all legal requirements
i Various mobile phone cradles can be installed in the front center armrest, see separate
installation instructions for the mobile phone
cradle. These mobile phone cradles can be obtained from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
The functions and services available to you while
using the mobile phone depend on your service
provider and the type of mobile phone you are
using. See also separate operating manual for instructions on how to use your mobile phone.
When the mobile phone is inserted in the
cradle, you can operate the telephone using the following devices:
앫
mobile phone keypad
앫
COMAND system (see separate operating instructions)
앫
buttons s and t on the multifunction steering wheel (컄 page 158)
앫
Voice Control System* (see separate
operating instructions)
Please note that these functions are only
available with Mercedes-Benz approved
mobile phones.
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The mobile phone is linked to the
hands-free device and the multifunction steering wheel.
Please contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
information on features available for your
mobile phone of choice.
The battery is charged depending on its
charge status and the position of the
SmartKey in the starter switch. The
charge procedure will be indicated in
the mobile phone’s display.
The cradle is located in the front center
armrest.
왘
Open telephone tray (컄 page 318).
Inserting mobile phone in mobile phone
cradle
Once the mobile phone has been inserted
in the mobile phone cradle, you have to
use the hands-free device to respond during phone calls.
Example illustration
1 Insert the mobile phone
2 Connector contact
3 Mobile phone cradle
왘
! Do not try to remove the mobile phone along
with the cradle. You could otherwise damage the
mobile phone cradle.
왘
If applicable, remove the cover for the
external antenna connection from the
back of the mobile phone and store it in
a safe place. Be sure to comply with the
mobile phone’s operating instructions
as well.
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왘
Slide the lower end of the mobile phone
into connector contact 2 on
cradle 3.
Push the top of the mobile phone in direction of arrow 1, until the lug on the
mobile phone release button engages.
The mobile phone is connected to the
network via the external antenna.
You can place or receive phone calls. You
can control other functions of the mobile
phone via the control system
(컄 page 189), the Voice Control System*
(see separate operating instructions), or
the COMAND system (see separate operating instructions).
i When you take the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* out of the starter switch, the
mobile phone remains switched on for approximately 10 minutes. If you place or receive a call
during this time, the mobile phone switches off
10 minutes after the call has been completed.
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Removing mobile phone from mobile
phone cradle
Changing mobile phone cradle
If you require a different cradle for your
mobile phone, remove the present cradle
before installing a new one.
Removing an existing mobile phone
cradle
왘
Press release button in direction of
arrow 1 and take mobile phone
cradle 3 out in direction of arrow 2.
Installing a different mobile phone cradle
Example illustration
1 Release catch for mobile phone
2 Mobile phone cradle
i When using a flip-style mobile phone, open
flip top before removing from the cradle while a
call is connected. Otherwise, the call will be disconnected.
왘
Press release catch in direction of
arrow 1 and take mobile phone out of
mobile phone cradle 2.
Example illustration
Example illustration
1 To release the mobile phone cradle
2 To remove the mobile phone cradle
3 Mobile phone cradle
1 Contact plate
2 Recesses
3 Mobile phone cradle
왘
Insert mobile phone cradle 3 into
recesses 2 of contact plate 1.
왘
Push mobile phone cradle 3 forward
until it engages.
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Tele Aid
The Tele Aid system
! The initial activation of the Tele Aid system
(Telematic Alarm Identification on
Demand)
may only be performed by completing the subscriber agreement and placing an acquaintance
call using the ¡ button. Failure to complete
either of these steps will result in a system that
is not activated.
If you have any questions regarding activation,
please call the Response Center at
1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or
1-888-923-8367 (in Canada).
Shortly after the completion of your
Tele Aid acquaintance call, you will receive
a user ID and password. By visiting
www.mbusa.com and selecting “Tele Aid”
(USA only), you will have access to account
information, remote door unlock and
more.
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The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response:
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automatic and manual emergency
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roadside assistance
앫
information
The Tele Aid system is operational providing that the vehicle’s battery is charged,
properly connected, not damaged and cellular and GPS coverage is available.
The speaker volume of a Tele Aid call can
be adjusted by using the volume control on
the COMAND system or on the multifunction steering wheel. To raise, turn the rotary volume control on COMAND system
clockwise or press button æ on the
multifunction steering wheel. To lower,
turn the rotary volume control on
COMAND system control counterclockwise or press button ç on the multifunction steering wheel.
왘
To activate, press the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • or
the Information button ¡, depending on the type of response required.
i The SOS button is located in the overhead
control panel (컄 page 34).
The Roadside Assistance button •
(컄 page 336) and the Information button ¡
(컄 page 337) are located below the center armrest cover.
! The Tele Aid system utilizes the cellular
network for communication and the GPS (Global
Positioning System) satellites for vehicle location. If either of these signals are unavailable, the
Tele Aid system may not function and if this
occurs, assistance must be summoned by other
means.
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i When a Tele Aid call has been initiated, the
System self-check
COMAND system audio is muted and the selected mode (radio, CD etc.) pauses. The optional
cellular phone (if installed) inserted in cradle
switches off. If you must use this phone, we recommend that you use it only with the vehicle at a
standstill in a safe location. Remove the phone
from the cradle and place the call. The navigation* system (if engaged) will continue to run.
The display in the instrument cluster is available
for use, and spoken commands are only available by pressing the RPT button on the COMAND
system. A pop-up window will appear in the
COMAND system display to indicate that a Tele
Aid call is in progress. After the TeleAid call has
ended, the optional cellular phone inserted in the
cradle switches on again. A PIN entry might be
necessary.
Initially, after switching on the ignition,
malfunctions are detected and indicated
(the indicator lamps in the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • and the
Information button ¡ stay on longer
than 10 seconds or do not come on).
The message Tele Aid – inoperative
appears in the multifunction display.
Warning!
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If the indicator lamps on the SOS button, on
the Roadside Assistance button, and/or on
the Information button remain illuminated
continuously in red and/or the message
Tele Aid – inoperative is displayed in
the multifunction display after the system
self-check, a malfunction in the system has
been detected.
If a malfunction is indicated as outlined
above, the system may not operate as
expected. Have the system checked at the
nearest Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
as soon as possible.
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Emergency calls
An emergency call is initiated automatically following an accident in which the emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) or
air bags deploy.
An emergency call can also be initiated
manually by opening the cover next to the
interior rear view mirror labeled SOS, then
briefly pressing the button located under
the cover. See (컄 page 335) for
instructions on initiating an emergency call
manually.
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Once the emergency call is in progress, the
indicator lamp on the SOS button will
begin to flash. The message
Connecting call appears in the multifunction display. When the connection is established, the message Call connected
appears in the multifunction display. All information relevant to the emergency, such
as the location of the vehicle (determined
by the GPS satellite location system), vehicle model, identification number and color
are generated.
A voice connection between the Response
Center and the occupants of the vehicle
will be established automatically soon after the emergency call has been initiated.
The Response Center will attempt to
determine more precisely the nature of the
accident provided they can speak to an
occupant of the vehicle.
The Tele Aid system is available if
앫
it has been activated and is operational. Activation requires a subscription
for monitoring services, connection
and cellular air time
앫
vehicle battery power is available
앫
the relevant cellular phone network
and GPS signals are available and pass
the information on to the Response
Center
i Location of the vehicle on a map is only possible if the vehicle is able to receive signals from
the GPS satellite network and pass the information on to the Response Center.
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Warning!
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If the indicator lamp in the SOS button is
flashing continuously and there was no
voice connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system could
not initiate an emergency call (e.g. the relevant cellular phone network is not available).
The message Call failed appears in the
multifunction display for approximately
10 seconds.
Should this occur, assistance must be summoned by other means.
Initiating an emergency call manually
Warning!
1 Cover
2 SOS button
왘
Briefly press on cover 1.
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If you feel at any way in jeopardy when in the
vehicle (e.g. smoke or fire in the vehicle,
vehicle in a dangerous road location), please
do not wait for voice contact after you have
pressed the emergency button. Carefully
leave the vehicle and move to a safe location. The Response Center will automatically
contact local emergency officials with the
vehicle’s approximate location if they receive an automatic SOS signal and cannot
make voice contact with the vehicle occupants.
The cover opens.
왘
Press SOS button 2 briefly.
The indicator lamp in SOS button 2
will flash until the emergency call is
concluded.
왘
Wait for a voice connection to the
Response Center.
왘
Close cover 1 after the emergency
call is concluded.
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Roadside Assistance button •
The Roadside Assistance button • is
located below the center armrest cover.
When the connection is established, the
message Call connected appears in the
multifunction display. The Tele Aid system
will transmit data generating the vehicle
identification number, model, color and
location (subject to availability of cellular
and GPS signals).
i While the call is connected you can change
to the navigation menu by pressing the NAV
button on the COMAND system unit.
1 Roadside Assistance button •
왘
Open the storage tray (컄 page 319).
왘
Press and hold button 1 (for longer
than 2 seconds).
A call to a Mercedes-Benz Roadside
Assistance dispatcher will be initiated.
The button will flash while the call is in
progress. The message
Connecting call will appear in the
multifunction display.
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A voice connection between the Roadside
Assistance dispatcher and the occupants
of the vehicle will be established.
왘
Describe the nature of the need for assistance.
The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
dispatcher will either dispatch a qualified
Mercedes-Benz technician or arrange to
tow your vehicle to the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. For
services such as labor and/or towing,
charges may apply. Refer to the Roadside
Assistance Manual for more information.
The following is only available in the USA:
앫
Sign and Drive services: Services such
as jump start, a few gallons of fuel or
the replacement of a flat tire with the
vehicle spare tire are obtainable.
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i The indicator lamp on the Roadside
Information button ¡
Assistance button • remains illuminated in
red for approximately 10 seconds during the
system self-check after switching on the ignition
(together with the SOS button and the Information button ¡).
The Information button ¡ is located
below the center armrest cover.
See system self-check (컄 page 333) if the indicator lamp does not come on in red or stays on
longer than approximately 10 seconds.
If the indicator lamp on the Roadside Assistance
button • is flashing continuously and there
was no voice connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system could not
initiate a Roadside Assistance call (e.g. the relevant cellular phone network was not available).
The message Call failed appears in the multifunction display.
Roadside Assistance calls can be terminated using the t button on the multifunction steering wheel or the END Button on the COMAND
system.
When the connection is established, the
message Call connected appears in the
multifunction display. The Tele Aid system
will transmit data generating the vehicle
identification number, model, color and location (subject to availability of cellular
and GPS signals).
i While the call is connected, you can change
to the navigation menu by pressing the NAV
button on the COMAND system.
1 Information button ¡
왘
Open the storage tray (컄 page 318).
왘
Press and hold button 1 (for longer
than 2 seconds).
A call to the Customer Assistance
Center will be initiated. The button will
flash while the call is in progress. The
message Connecting call will appear
in the multifunction display.
A voice connection between the Customer
Assistance Center representative and the
occupants of the vehicle will be established. Information regarding the operation
of your vehicle, the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center or
Mercedes-Benz USA products and services is available to you.
For more details concerning the Tele Aid
system, please visit www.mbusa.com and
use your ID and password (sent to you separately) to learn more (USA only).
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i The indicator lamp in the Information
button ¡ remains illuminated in red for
approximately 10 seconds during the system
self-check after switching on the ignition (together with the SOS button and the Roadside
Assistance button •).
See system self-check (컄 page 333) if the indicator lamp does not come on in red or stays on
longer than approximately 10 seconds.
If the indicator lamp in the Information
button ¡ is flashing continuously and there
was no voice connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system could not
initiate an Information call (e.g. the relevant cellular phone network is not available). The message Call failed appears in the multifunction
display.
Information calls can be terminated using
the t button on the multifunction steering
wheel or the END button on the COMAND system.
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! If the indicator lamps do not start flashing
after pressing one of the buttons or remain illuminated (in red) at any time, the Tele Aid system
has detected a malfunction or the service is not
currently active, and may not initiate a call. Visit
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center and have the system checked or contact
the Response Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the
USA) or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada) as soon as
possible.
Call priority
If other service calls such as a Roadside
Assistance call or Information call are
active, an Emergency call is still possible.
In this case, the Emergency call will take
priority and override all other active calls.
! If the indicator lamp continues to flash or
the system does not reset, contact the Response
Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or
1-888-923-8367 (in Canada), or Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
(1-800-367-6372) in the USA or Customer
Service at 1-800-387-0100 in Canada.
Remote door unlock
In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. SmartKey inside vehicle),
and the reserve SmartKey is not handy:
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You will be asked to provide your password which you provided when you
completed the subscriber agreement.
i The indicator lamp in the respective button
flashes until the call is concluded. Emergency
calls can only be terminated by a Response
Center or Customer Assistance Center representative, whereas Roadside Assistance and
Information calls can also be terminated by
pressing button t on the multifunction
steering wheel or using the END button on the
COMAND system.
Contact the Mercedes-Benz Response
Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA)
or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada).
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Then return to your vehicle and pull the
tailgate recessed handle for minimum
of 20 seconds until the SOS button is
flashing.
The message Connecting call appears in the multifunction display.
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As an alternative, you may unlock the vehicle via Internet using the ID and password
sent to you shortly after the completion of
your acquaintance call.
Stolen Vehicle Recovery services
The Response Center will then unlock your
vehicle with the remote door unlocking
feature.
The police will issue a numbered
incident report.
i The remote door unlock feature is available
if the relevant cellular phone network is available.
The SOS button will flash and the message
Connecting call will appear in the multifunction display to indicate receipt of the door unlock
command.
Once the vehicle is unlocked, a Response Center
specialist may attempt to establish voice contact
with the vehicle occupants.
If the tailgate recessed handle was pulled for
more than 20 seconds before door unlock authorization was received by the Response Center,
you must wait 15 minutes before pulling the tailgate recessed handle again.
In the event your vehicle was stolen:
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Report the incident to the police.
Pass this number on to the
Mercedes-Benz Response Center along
with your password issued to you when
you subscribed to the service.
The Response Center will then attempt
to covertly contact the vehicle’s
Tele Aid system. Once the vehicle is
located, the Response Center will
contact the local law enforcement and
you. The vehicle’s location will only be
provided to law enforcement.
Garage door opener
The integrated remote control is capable of
operating up to three separately controlled
devices. It provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held remote controls used to operate devices such as
garage door openers, gate openers, or other devices compatible with HomeLink® or
some other systems.
Before the integrated remote control can
be used, it must be programmed to the garage door opener, gate operator or other
device you wish to operate. See the following instructions for programming information.
i When the anti-theft alarm stays on for more
than 30 seconds, a call is initiated automatically
to the Response Center. See anti-theft alarm
system (컄 page 111).
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Warning!
Interior rear view mirror with integrated
remote control
1
Indicator lamp
2 3 4 Signal transmitter button
Needed for programming (not part of vehicle equipment):
5
Hand-held remote control of garage door opener, gate operator
or other device
6
Hand-held remote control button
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Before programming the integrated remote
control to a garage door opener or gate
operator, make sure people and objects are
out of the way of the device to prevent potential harm or damage. When programming
a garage door opener, the door moves up or
down. When programming a gate operator,
the gate opens or closes.
Do not use the integrated remote control
with any garage door opener that lacks
safety stop and reverse features as required
by U.S. federal safety standards (this
includes any garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982).
A garage door that cannot detect an object
– signaling the door to stop and reverse –
does not meet current U.S. federal safety
standards.
When programming a garage door opener,
park the vehicle outside the garage.
Do not run the engine while programming
the integrated remote control. Inhalation of
exhaust gas is hazardous to your health.
All exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide
(CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and possible death.
Programming the integrated remote
control
Step 1:
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
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Step 2:
Step 3:
Step 5:
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If you have previously programmed a
signal transmitter button and wish to
retain its programming, proceed to
step 3.
If you are programming the integrated
remote control for the first time, press
and hold the two outer signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4 and release
them only when indicator lamp 1
begins to flash after approximately
20 seconds (do not hold the button for
longer than 30 seconds). This procedure erases any previous settings for
all three channels and initializes the
memory.
If you later wish to program a second
and/or third hand-held transmitter to
the remaining two signal transmitter
buttons, do not repeat this step and begin directly with step 3.
Hold end of the hand-held remote
control 5 of the device you wish to
train approximately 2 to 5 in
(5 to 12 cm) away from the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) to be
programmed, while keeping the indicator lamp 1 in view.
Step 4:
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After indicator lamp 1 changes from a
slow to a rapidly flashing light, release
the hand-held remote control button
and the signal transmitter button.
Step 6:
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Press and hold the just-trained signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) and
observe indicator lamp 1.
Using both hands, simultaneously
press hand-held remote control
button 6 and the desired signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4). Do not
release the buttons until step 5 is completed.
If indicator lamp 1 stays on
constantly, programming is complete
and your device should activate when
the respective signal transmitter
button (2, 3 or 4) is pressed and released.
Indicator lamp 1 will flash, first slowly
and then rapidly.
i If indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly for about
i Indicator lamp 1 flashes immediately the
first time the signal transmitter button is
programmed. If this button has already been
programmed, the indicator lamp will only start
flashing after 20 seconds.
2 seconds and then turns to a constant light,
continue with programming steps 8 through 12
as your garage door opener may be equipped
with the “rolling code” feature.
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Step 7:
Step 9:
Step 12:
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To program the remaining two signal
transmitter buttons, repeat the steps
above starting with step 3.
Rolling code programming
To train a garage door opener (or other
rolling code devices) with the rolling code
feature, follow these instructions after
completing the “Programming” portion
(steps 1 through 6) of this text. (A second
person may make the following training
procedures quicker and easier.)
Step 8:
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Locate “training” button on the garage
door opener motor head unit.
Exact location and color of the button
may vary by garage door opener brand.
Depending on manufacturer, the
“training” button may also be referred
to as “learn” or “smart” button. If there
is difficulty locating the transmitting
button, refer to the garage door opener
Operator’s Manual.
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Press the “training” button on the garage door opener motor head unit.
The “training light” is activated.
You have 30 seconds to initiate the following two steps.
Step 10:
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Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
hold for 2 seconds and release the programmed signal transmitter button
(2, 3 or 4).
Step 11:
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Press, hold for 2 seconds and release
same signal transmitter button a second time to complete the training process.
i Some garage door openers (or other rolling
code equipped devices) may require you to
press, hold for 2 seconds and release the same
signal transmitter button a third time to
complete the training process.
Confirm the garage door operation by
pressing the programmed signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4).
Step 13:
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To program the remaining two signal
transmitter buttons, repeat the steps
above starting with step 3.
Gate operator/Canadian programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
after several seconds of transmission
which may not be long enough for the
integrated signal transmitter to pick up the
signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators
are designed to “time-out” in the same
manner.
If you live in Canada or if you are having
difficulties programming a gate operator
(regardless of where you live) by using the
programming procedures, replace step 4
with the following:
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Step 4:
i Upon completion of programming the inte-
Operation of integrated remote control
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grated remote control, make sure you retain the
hand-held remote control that came with the garage door opener, gate operator or other device.
You may need it for use in other vehicles, for future programming of an integrated remote control, or simply for continued use as a hand-held
remote control to operate the respective device
in other situations.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Select and press the appropriate integrated signal transmitter button (2,
3 or 4) to activate the remote controlled device.
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Press and hold the signal transmitter
button (2, 3 or 4). Do not release
this button until it has been successfully trained.
While still holding down the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4),
“cycle” your hand-held remote control
button 6 as follows: Press and hold
button 6 for 2 seconds, then release
it for 2 seconds, and again press and
hold it for 2 seconds. Repeat this sequence on the hand-held remote control until the frequency signal has been
learned. Upon successful training,
indicator lamp 1 will flash slowly and
then rapidly after several seconds.
Proceed with programming step 5 and
step 6 to complete.
Reprogramming a single signal transmitter button
The integrated remote control transmitter continues to send the signal as
long as the button is pressed – up to
20 seconds.
To program a device using a signal transmitter button previously trained, follow
these steps:
Erasing the integrated remote control
memory
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press and hold the desired signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4).
Do not release the button.
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Indicator lamp 1 will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without releasing the
signal transmitter button, proceed with
programming starting with step 3.
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
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Simultaneously press and hold outer
signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4,
for approximately 20 seconds, until
indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly. Do
not hold for longer than 30 seconds.
The codes of all three channels are
erased.
i If you sell your vehicle, erase the codes of all
three channels.
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Programming tips
앫
If you are having difficulty programming
the integrated remote control, here are
some helpful tips:
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앫
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Check the frequency of hand-held
remote control 5 (typically located on
the reverse side of the remote). The integrated remote control is compatible
with radio-frequency devices operating
between 280-390 MHz.
Put a new battery in hand-held remote
control 5. This will increase the likelihood of the hand-held remote control
sending a faster and more accurate signal to the integrated remote control.
While performing step 3, hold
hand-held remote control 5 at different lengths and angles from the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) you
are programming. Attempt varying
angles at the distance of 2 to 5 in
(5 to 12 cm) away or the same angle at
varying distances.
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If another hand-held remote control is
available for the same device, try the
programming steps again using that
other hand-held remote control. Make
sure new batteries are in the hand-held
remote control before beginning the
procedure.
Straighten the antenna wire from the
garage door opener assembly. This
may help improve transmitting and/or
receiving signals.
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i Certain types of garage door openers are in- i Canada only:
compatible with the integrated remote control. If
you should experience further difficulties with
programming the integrated remote control,
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, or
call Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA only) at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer Service (in Canada) at
1-800-387-0100.
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Compass
Calling up the compass
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the off-road menu appears in the
multifunction display.
The compass displays the direction
into which the vehicle is currently traveling: N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, or NW.
To make sure the display is correct, the
compass must be set to the proper geographic zone (컄 page 181). It may also be
necessary to calibrate the compass
(컄 page 182).
Infrared reflecting windshield*
i If the compass is not calibrated or its
function is impaired by outside influences, the
message Compass - - - appears in the
multifunction display.
1 Infrared transparent areas
Your vehicle is equipped with infrared reflecting glass, which reduces the amount
of radiated heat entering the vehicle interior through the windows.
i The presence of buildings, bridges, power
lines and large antenna masts can influence the
displayed values. Metallic or magnetic objects in
or on the vehicle can influence the accuracy of
the compass.
The infrared reflecting glass also prevents
the transmission of signals through the
glass by in-vehicle electronic devices, e.g.
electronic toll collection devices.
To allow the use of these devices in the
vehicle, three infrared transparent
areas 1 are placed in the windshield.
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
Driving instructions
At the gas station
Engine compartment
Tires and wheels
Winter driving
Maintenance
Vehicle care
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
In the “Operation” section you will find
detailed information on operating, maintaining and caring for your vehicle.
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The more cautiously you treat your vehicle
during the break-in period, the more satisfied you will be with its performance later
on.
앫
Drive your vehicle during the first
1000 miles (1500 km) at varying but
moderate vehicle and engine speeds.
앫
During this period, avoid heavy loads
(full throttle driving) and excessive
engine speeds (no more than 2/3 of
maximum rpm in each gear).
앫
Shift gears in a timely manner.
앫
Avoid accelerating by kick-down.
앫
Do not attempt to slow the vehicle
down by shifting to a lower gear using
the gear selector lever.
앫
Select gear ranges 3, 2 or 1
(컄 page 200) only when driving at
moderate speeds (for hill driving).
After 1000 miles (1500 km) you may
gradually increase vehicle and engine
speeds to the permissible maximum.
All of the above instructions, as may apply
to your vehicle type, also apply when driving the first 1000 miles (1500 km) after
the engine, the transfer case, the center
differential or the rear differential has been
replaced.
i Always obey applicable speed limits.
Operation
Driving instructions
왔 Driving instructions
Drive sensibly – save fuel
Fuel consumption, to a great extent,
depends on driving habits and operating
conditions.
Fuel consumption is also increased by
driving in cold weather, in stop-and-go traffic, on short trips and in hilly areas.
Pedals
Warning!
G
Drinking and driving
To save fuel you should:
G
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Keep tires at the recommended inflation pressures.
Warning!
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Remove unnecessary loads.
앫
Remove carriers* when not in use.
앫
Remove the basic cross bars* when
not in use.
Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs
and driving are a very dangerous combination. Even a small amount of alcohol or
drugs can affect your reflexes, perceptions
and judgment.
앫
Allow engine to warm up under low
load use.
앫
Avoid frequent acceleration and deceleration.
앫
Have all maintenance work performed
at the intervals specified in the
Maintenance Booklet and as required
by the Maintenance System. Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
The possibility of a serious or even fatal
accident are greatly increased when you
drink or take drugs and drive.
Make sure that absolutely no objects are obstructing the pedal’s range of movement.
Keep the driver’s footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in
the footwell, make sure that the pedals still
have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers, the objects could get caught between
the pedals. You could then no longer brake
or accelerate. This could lead to accidents
and injury.
Do not drink or take drugs and drive or allow
anyone to drive who has been drinking or
taking drugs.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Power assistance
Warning!
Brakes
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With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
systems. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the vehicle.
Warning!
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After driving in heavy rain for some time
without applying the brakes or through water deep enough to wet brake components,
the first braking action may be somewhat reduced and increased pedal pressure may be
necessary to obtain expected braking effect. Maintain a safe distance from vehicles
in front.
Resting your foot on the brake pedal will
cause excessive and premature wear of the
brake pads.
It can also result in the brakes overheating,
thereby significantly reducing their effectiveness. It may not be possible to stop the
vehicle in sufficient time to avoid an accident.
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! Operational or performance test must only
be conducted on a two-axle dynamometer. If
such tests are necessary, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. You could
otherwise seriously damage the brake system or
the transfer case which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
! Because the ESP® operates automatically,
the engine and ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in
position 0 or 1) when testing the parking brake
on a brake test dynamometer and such testing
should be no longer than 10 seconds.
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system
which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Operation
Driving instructions
To help prevent brake disk corrosion after
driving on wet road surfaces (particularly
salted roads), it is advisable to brake the
vehicle with considerable force prior to
parking. The heat generated serves to dry
the brakes.
If your brake system is normally only subjected to moderate loads, you should occasionally test the effectiveness of the
brakes by applying above-normal braking
pressure at higher speeds. This will also
enhance the grip of the brake pads.
Warning!
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Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking
maneuvers.
Refer to the description of the Brake Assist
System (BAS) (컄 page 105).
Brake pad wear or a leak in the system may
be the reason for low brake fluid in the
reservoir.
The brake fluid level in the reservoir may
be too low if the brake warning lamp in the
instrument cluster comes on and an
acoustic warning sounds although the
parking brake is released (컄 page 437).
Observe additional messages in the multifunction display that may appear
(컄 page 472).
Have the brake system inspected
immediately. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by qualified
technicians only. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Only install brake pads and brake fluid
recommended by Mercedes-Benz.
Warning!
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If other than recommended brake pads are
installed, or other than recommended brake
fluid is used, the braking properties of the
vehicle can be degraded to an extent that
safe braking is substantially impaired. This
could result in an accident.
! When driving down long and steep grades,
relieve the load on the brakes by shifting into a
lower gear to use the engine’s braking power.
This helps prevent overheating of the brakes and
reduces brake pad wear.
When using the engine’s braking power, a drive
wheel may not spin for an extended period of
time, e.g. on slippery road surfaces. This may
cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
After hard braking, it is advisable to drive
on for some time, rather than immediately
park, so that the air stream will cool down
the brakes faster.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Parking brake
Driving off
When driving on wet roads or dirt covered
surfaces, road salt and/or dirt can get into
the parking brake. To prevent corrosion
and a reduction in the braking power of the
parking brake, observe the following:
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From time to time, lightly engage the
parking brake before driving off.
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Drive a distance of approximately
110 yds (100 m) at a maximum speed
of 12 mph (20 km/h).
Warning!
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While performing this procedure, please
assure that the vehicle is stopped before
applying the parking brake. Otherwise the
rear wheels could lock up. You could lose
control of the vehicle and cause an accident.
In addition, the vehicle’s brake lights do not
light up when the parking brake is engaged.
Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when you engage the parking brake.
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Apply the brakes to test them briefly after
driving off. Perform this procedure only
when the road is clear of other traffic.
Warm up the engine smoothly. Do not
place full load on the engine until the operating temperature has been reached.
! When driving off on a slippery surface, do
not allow a drive wheel to spin for an extended
period with the ESP® switched off. Doing so may
cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Parking
Warning!
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Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
To reduce the risk of personal injury or
damage to the vehicle drivetrain as a result
of vehicle movement, before turning off the
engine and leaving the vehicle always:
! Simultaneously depressing the accelerator
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
pedal and applying the brake reduces engine
performance and causes premature brake and
drivetrain wear.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Set the automatic transmission to
position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
Operation
Driving instructions
앫
Turn the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* to starter switch
position 0 and remove, or press
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button.
앫
Take the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* with you and lock vehicle
when leaving.
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Tires
Warning!
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and
become visible at a tread depth of
approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), at which
point the tire is considered worn and
should be replaced.
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If you feel a sudden significant vibration or
ride disturbance, or you suspect that possible damage to your vehicle has occurred,
you should turn on the hazard warning flashers, carefully slow down, and drive with caution to an area which is a safe distance from
the road.
Inspect the tires and the vehicle underbody
for possible damage. If the vehicle or tires
appear unsafe, have the vehicle towed to
the nearest Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center or tire dealer for repairs.
Warning!
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Although the applicable federal motor
vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be
worn when the treadwear indicators (TWI)
become visible at approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not
allow your tires to wear down to that level.
As tread depth approaches 1/8 in (3 mm),
the adhesion properties on a wet road are
sharply reduced.
Specified tire inflation pressures must be
maintained. This applies particularly if the
tires are subjected to high loads (e.g. high
speeds, heavy loads, high ambient temperatures).
Warning!
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Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
may lose control of the vehicle. Continued
driving with a flat tire or driving at high
speed with a flat tire will cause excessive
heat build-up and possibly a fire.
For more information, see “Tires and
wheels” (컄 page 385).
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction varies
widely.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Hydroplaning
Depending on the depth of the water layer
on the road, hydroplaning may occur, even
at low speeds and with new tires. Reduce
vehicle speed, avoid track grooves in the
road and apply brakes cautiously in the
rain.
Tire traction
The safe speed on a wet, snow covered or
icy road is always lower than on a dry road.
You should pay particular attention to the
condition of the road whenever the outside
temperatures are close to the freezing
point.
Warning!
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If ice has formed on the road, tire traction
will be substantially reduced. Under such
weather conditions, drive, steer and brake
with extreme caution.
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Mercedes-Benz recommends winter tires
(컄 page 420) with a minimum tread depth
of approximately 1/6 in (4 mm) on all four
wheels for the winter season to make sure
normal balanced handling characteristics.
On packed snow, they can reduce your
stopping distance compared to summer
tires.
Stopping distance, however, is still considerably greater than when the road is not
covered with snow or ice. Exercise appropriate caution.
! Avoid spinning of a drive wheel. This may
cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Tire speed rating
Regardless of the tire speed rating, local
speed limits should be obeyed. Use
prudent driving speeds appropriate to prevailing conditions.
Warning!
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Even when permitted by law, never operate
a vehicle at speeds greater than the maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire
failure, causing loss of vehicle control and
possibly resulting in an accident and/or
serious injury and possible death, for you
and for others.
Operation
Driving instructions
GL 320 CDI, GL 450
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“H”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 130 mph (210 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
GL 450*
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“W”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 168 mph (270 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
i For information on speed ratings for winter
tires, see “Winter tires” (컄 page 420).
For additional general information on tire speed
markings on the tire sidewall, see “Tire speed
rating” (컄 page 418).
Winter driving instructions
Warning!
The most important rule for slippery or icy
roads is to drive sensibly and to avoid
abrupt acceleration, braking and steering
maneuvers. Do not use the cruise control
system under such conditions.
When the vehicle is in danger of skidding,
shift the automatic transmission to
position N. Try to keep the vehicle under
control by corrective steering action.
i For information on driving with snow chains,
see “Snow chains” (컄 page 421).
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On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of control loss.
Do not engage the transfer case in position
LOW when driving on ice or packed snow. At
speeds below 18 mph (30 km/h) vehicle
steering is adversely affected by the
Off-road – ABS (컄 page 104).
Road salts and chemicals can adversely affect braking efficiency. Increased pedal
force may become necessary to produce
the normal brake effect.
Depressing the brake pedal periodically
when traveling at length on salt-strewn
roads can bring road-salt-impaired braking
efficiency back to normal.
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Operation
Driving instructions
If the vehicle is parked after being driven
on salt-treated roads, the braking efficiency should be tested as soon as possible after driving is resumed.
Warning!
G
Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking
maneuvers.
Warning!
G
The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose. Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road
surface is free of ice.
For more information, see “Winter driving”
(컄 page 420).
Warning!
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If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, make
sure that snow is kept clear of the exhaust
pipe and from around the vehicle with the
engine running. Otherwise, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and
death.
To assure sufficient fresh air ventilation,
open a window slightly on the side of the vehicle not facing the wind.
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Standing water
! Do not drive through flooded areas or water
of unknown depth. Before driving through water,
determine its depth. Never accelerate before
driving into water. The bow wave could force water into the engine and auxiliary equipment, thus
damaging them.
If you must drive through standing water, drive
slowly to prevent water from entering the passenger compartment or the engine compartment.
Water in these areas could cause
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damage to electrical components
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wiring of the engine or transmission
or could result
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in water being ingested by the engine
through the air intake, causing severe internal engine damage.
Any such damage is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
i Select the raised level (컄 page 281) before
driving through standing water.
For more information, see “Driving through
water” (컄 page 362).
Operation
Driving instructions
Off-road driving
Warning!
Warning!
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Do not load items on the basic cross bars*.
It may cause instability during some maneuvers which could result in an accident.
Drive slowly in unknown terrain. This will
make it easier to recognize unexpected obstacles and avoid damage to the vehicle.
To help avoid the vehicle rolling over, never
turn it around on steep inclines. If the vehicle cannot complete the attempted climb,
back it down in reverse gear.
Do not drive along the side of a slope. The
vehicle might otherwise rollover. If in doing
so the vehicle begins to show a tendency to
roll, immediately steer into a line of gravity
(straight up or downhill).
G
Sand, dirt, mud and other material having
friction property can cause exceptional wear
and tear as well as brake failure.
Have the brakes checked for dirt build-up
and cleaned. There is otherwise a risk that
full braking power may not be available in an
emergency.
Warning!
Read this chapter carefully before you begin off-road travel.
Familiarize yourself with the vehicle characteristics and gear changing before you
attempt any difficult terrain off-road driving. We recommend that you start out with
easy off-road travel.
G
Please be aware that by raising the vehicle
level, the center of gravity also rises. Therefore, always ensure that the vehicle level is
as low as possible. With higher ride height
the ESP® may activate earlier in certain
situations.
Never let the vehicle roll backwards in idle.
You may lose control of the vehicle if you
use only the service brake. For information
on driving downhill, see “Driving downhill”
(컄 page 361).
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Operation
Driving instructions
Special driving features for off-road
driving
Off-road driving rules
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The following driving features are available
for specific kind of operation:
Engage the off-road driving program
(컄 page 279) or LOW RANGE mode*
(컄 page 203) before driving under
off-road conditions.
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Off-road – ABS (컄 page 104)
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Off-road – ESP® (컄 page 108)
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Off-road – 4-ETS (컄 page 110)
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Hill start assist system (컄 page 199)
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LOW RANGE mode* (컄 page 203)
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Differential locks* (컄 page 206)
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Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
(컄 page 275)
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Fasten items being carried as securely
as possible (컄 page 297).
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Off-road driving program (Vehicles
without enhanced off-road package*)
(컄 page 279)
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Always navigate gradients with the engine on and with the transmission engaged in a gear. Switch on the DSR
(컄 page 276) to help maintain a preset
speed.
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Air suspension (컄 page 280)
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If necessary, activate differential
locks* (컄 page 206).
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Make sure you select a vehicle level
(컄 page 281) appropriate to the topographical conditions. Always make
sure the vehicle has enough ground
clearance.
! Observe the following during off-road
driving:
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Keep doors, tailgate, windows, and
tilt/sliding sunroof* closed whenever driving
off-road.
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Adjust vehicle speed to condition of terrain.
The more uneven, rutty and steeper the terrain, the lower the speed should be. Drive
through water slowly at an even speed,
avoiding a bow wave.
앫
Be especially careful when driving in unknown territory. It may be necessary to get
out of the vehicle and scout the path you intend to take.
앫
Watch out for obstacles, such as rocks,
holes, tree stumps and ruts.
앫
Before driving through water, determine its
depth.
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Do not stop vehicle while immersed in water,
and do not shut off the engine.
Operation
Driving instructions
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In sandy soil, drive at a steady speed as allowed by conditions. This helps overcome
the vehicle rolling resistance and reduces
the likelihood of the vehicle sinking into the
ground.
Do not initiate jumps with the vehicle. It
interrupts the forward momentum of the
vehicle.
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Always drive onto slopes with the engine
running and the vehicle in gear.
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Do not shift automatic transmission to
position N.
Warning!
G
Do not reduce the tire inflation pressure
before driving through sand. However, if you
do so, remember to correct the tire inflation
pressure (컄 page 396) before continuing
your trip. Driving with reduced tire inflation
pressure increases the risk of losing control
of the vehicle and rolling over.
Checklist before off-road driving
Engine oil level
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Tires
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Check the tread depth and maintain
specified tire inflation pressure
(a placard with the recommended tire
inflation pressures is located on the
driver’s door B-pillar (컄 page 389)).
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Check tires for possible damage and
remove foreign objects.
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Replace missing valve caps.
Check the engine oil level with the oil
dipstick (컄 page 381).
Only with a proper oil level can the
vehicle obtain a trouble-free oil supply,
even on steep gradients.
! If the engine oil level warning lamp
(컄 page 476) comes on while driving, stop the
vehicle in a safe location or as soon at is safe to
do so. Check the engine oil level (컄 page 381).
The engine oil level warnings should not be
ignored. Extended driving with the symbol
displayed could result in serious engine damage
that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Rims
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Dented or bent rims can cause tire inflation pressure loss and damage the
tire beads. For this reason, check and,
if necessary, change rims before driving off-road.
Vehicle tool kit
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Check if the vehicle jack (컄 page 497)
is functional.
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In all cases take the vehicle tool kit, a
strong tow rope, a shovel and a small
plank (to put under the vehicle jack on
sandy soil) with you.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Driving in steep terrain
Vehicles with
enhanced off-road
package*
1
2
Off-road-level 3
36°
30°
Off-road-level 2
34°
28°
Off-road-level 1
31°
25°
Highway
29°
23°
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Comply with the warnings
(컄 page 357) and rules for off-road
driving (컄 page 358).
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Driving on embankments, slopes and
other steep inclines should only be
done straight up or downhill, i.e. in the
line of gravity. Maximum vehicle climbing ability is a 100% grade which is
equivalent to a slope angle of
45 degrees. Keep in mind that the
climbing ability of the vehicle depends
on terrain conditions.
Slope angle
1 Overhang angle, front
2 Overhang angle, rear
Vehicles with air
suspension package
1
2
Raised level
34°
28°
Highway
29°
23°
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Shift automatic transmission to
position 1 (컄 page 200).
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Drive slowly.
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Avoid excessive engine speeds – drive
with moderate engine speeds
(max. 3000 rpm).
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Utilize the engine’s braking power
when descending a slope, observe the
engine speed (do not overrev the engine). Apply the service brake as needed.
i For maximum engine speed, see “Instrument cluster” (컄 page 26) and see “Engine”
(컄 page 553).
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Check the brakes after a lengthy downgrade drive.
Warning!
G
Never turn the vehicle around on steep
inclines. The vehicle might roll over. If the
vehicle cannot complete the attempted
climb, back it down in reverse gear.
Operation
Driving instructions
i The hill start assist system supports you
i Vehicles with enhanced off-road package*
Driving downhill
when driving uphill.
are equipped with automatic locks for the center
and rear axle differential to improve vehicle
traction.
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Drive slowly.
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Do not drive at an angle to the incline.
Steer into the line of gravity and drive
with the front wheels pointing straight
downhill. Otherwise, the vehicle may
slide sideways off the path and roll
over.
For more information, see “Hill start assist system” (컄 page 199).
Traction in steep terrain
Driving across a hilltop
The maximum vehicle climbing ability is a
100% grade which is equivalent to a slope
angle of 45 degrees. Keep in mind that the
climbing ability of the vehicle depends on
terrain conditions.
Decelerate just ahead of a hilltop (do not
shift automatic transmission to
position N), to prevent the vehicle from
speeding up too much after climbing a hill.
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Use the momentum of the vehicle to drive
across the hilltop.
Shift automatic transmission to
position 1 (컄 page 200).
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After climbing a hill, driving in this manner
prevents the vehicle from:
On steep inclines, use the Downhill
Speed Regulation (컄 page 275).
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Utilize the engine’s braking power to
reduce vehicle speed.
Be easy on the accelerator and watch for
continuous wheel traction when driving in
steep terrain.
i The 4-ETS helps greatly when starting out on
a steep incline when the front wheels have then
the tendency to slip due to the weight shifting
towards the rear axle.
The 4-ETS recognizes the situation and limits the
torque for the front wheels by braking them.
Simultaneously the torque for the rear wheels is
increased.
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losing ground contact when cresting
hills
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losing its forward momentum
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speeding up too much after climbing
the hill
If this is insufficient, apply the brake
gently. Make sure the vehicle is moving
in the line of gravity.
앫
Check the brakes after a lengthy downgrade drive.
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Operation
Driving instructions
i The special Off-road – ABS (컄 page 104)
setting allows for precise and brief (cyclical)
blocking of the front wheels, permitting them to
dig into loose ground.
Remember that, when stopped, the front wheels
slide across a surface and thus lose their ability
to steer the vehicle.
Driving through water
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Select the highest vehicle level
possible (컄 page 281).
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Switch to off-road driving program
(컄 page 279) or LOW RANGE mode*
(컄 page 203) before driving through
water.
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Shift automatic transmission to
position 1 or 2 (컄 page 200).
23.60 in (60 cm)
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Avoid high engine speeds.
Off-road 2 level
20.00 in (50 cm)
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Off-road 1 level
20.00 in (50 cm)
Enter and leave the water only at a
shallow spot, driving at walking speed.
Vehicles with air
suspension
package
1
Raised level
20.00 in (50 cm)
Vehicles with
enhanced off-road
package*
1
Off-road 3 level
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1 Fording depth
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Before driving through water, determine its depth.
! The water depth must not exceed the
respective value listed in the table. The ground
under the water might not be firm which could
result the water being deeper than expected
when driving the vehicle through it. Please note
that the water level is correspondingly lower for
flowing water.
! Never accelerate before driving into the
water. The bow wave could force water into the
engine and auxiliary equipment, thus damaging
them.
앫
Drive through the water slowly and at a
constant speed.
Operation
Driving instructions
앫
Do not stop vehicle while immersed in
water, and do not shut off the engine.
Crossing obstacles
! Do not open any of the vehicle’s doors while
driving through water. Water could otherwise enter the vehicle interior and damage the vehicle’s
electronics, as well as the interior equipment.
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앫
There is a very high level of driving resistance in water. The surface is slippery and may not be firm, making
pulling away in water difficult and dangerous.
Make sure that only small bow waves
are formed when driving the vehicle
through water.
앫
Clean mud off the tire tread after driving through water.
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To dry the brakes, apply pressure to the
brake pedal several times while driving
after leaving the water.
! Obstacles can damage the vehicle
underbody or suspension components. If possible use the assistance of a second person outside the vehicle to scout the path you intend to
take and check for adequate ground clearance
when you cross obstacles with your vehicle. The
person assisting you outside the vehicle should
always be a safe distance away from the vehicle
and positioned so that he or she cannot get hurt
in case of any unexpected vehicle movement.
After off-road driving or crossing obstacles, inspect vehicle for any damage, especially vehicle
underbody and suspension components. Failure
to do so can adversely affect the vehicle’s future
performance, including increased chance of an
accident.
When driving over tree stumps, big rocks
and other obstacles, observe the following
rules:
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Make sure the off-road driving program
(컄 page 279) or if equipped the LOW
RANGE mode* (컄 page 203) is
switched on.
앫
Avoid high engine speeds.
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Shift automatic transmission to
position 1 (컄 page 200).
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Check the vehicle clearance before
crossing obstacles.
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Cross obstacles (e.g. tree stumps or
big rocks) very slowly by aiming one of
the front wheels at the center of the obstacle, and repeat same with the rear
wheel.
! Special attention is needed when you cross
obstacles on a steep incline.
The vehicle could slide sideways as a result of its
possible slanted position which in turn may
result in the vehicle tipping or rolling over.
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Operation
Driving instructions
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Driving on sand
Warning!
G
Do not reduce the tire inflation pressure
before driving through sand. However, if you
do so, remember to correct the tire inflation
pressure (컄 page 396) before continuing
your trip. Driving with reduced tire inflation
pressure increases the risk of losing control
of the vehicle and rolling over.
앫
In sandy soil, drive at a steady speed as
conditions permit. This helps overcome
the vehicle rolling resistance and reduce the likelihood of the vehicle sinking into the ground.
Drive in tracks of other vehicles if they
are not too deep and you have sufficient clearance.
When driving on sand, observe the following rules:
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Avoid high engine speeds.
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Shift automatic transmission into a
gear range that is appropriate for the
terrain.
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your vehicle may be damaged
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the underbody of the vehicle may come in
contact with the ground and you may get
stuck
앫
Avoid high engine speeds.
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Shift automatic transmission to
position 1 (컄 page 200).
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Drive next to the ruts rather than
through them if at all possible.
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If the ruts are too deep to drive in, drive
with one side of the vehicle on the
grassy center strip if the route permits.
Ruts
A number of off-road tracks or other byways have deep ruts which can cause the
underbody to come in contact with the
ground.
Set the raised level (컄 page 281).
! Check that the ruts are not too deep and
your vehicle’s clearance is sufficient. Otherwise:
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Make sure the off-road driving program
(컄 page 279), or if equipped, the LOW
RANGE mode* (컄 page 203) is
switched on.
Set the raised level (컄 page 281).
Operation
Driving instructions
Returning from off-road driving
Warning!
Off-road driving increases strain on the
vehicle.
G
If you feel a sudden significant vibration or
ride disturbance, or you suspect that possible damage to your vehicle has occurred,
you should turn on the hazard warning flashers, carefully slow down, and drive with caution to an area which is a safe distance from
the roadway.
Inspect the tires and under the vehicle for
possible damage. If the vehicle or tires appear unsafe, have it towed to the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center or tire
dealer for repairs.
Damage to the vehicle may influence driving
comfort and pose the risk of accident to you
and other drivers.
앫
Clean the front and rear license plate.
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Remove excessive dirt from tires,
wheels, wheel housings, and underbody.
We recommend that you inspect the vehicle for possible damage after each off-road
trip. Recognizing any damage and a subsequent timely repair reduces the chance of
a possible breakdown or accident later on.
For instance, after driving in mud, clean
the radiator, chassis, engine, brakes,
and wheels from extreme dirt using a
strong jet of water.
Proceed as follows:
앫
Switch off the off-road driving program
(컄 page 280) or the LOW RANGE
mode* (컄 page 203).
앫
Check tires for possible damage.
앫
Inspect vehicle underbody, oil pan,
brake hoses, etc., as well as vehicle underbody for possible damage.
Check for brush or branches caught in
the underbody.
앫
Switch off the DSR (컄 page 276).
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Set the differential locks* to AUTO
(컄 page 207).
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Lower the vehicle back to a level
suitable for road conditions, e.g. Highway/High-speed level (컄 page 281).
앫
Clean all exterior lamps and check for
possible damage.
! Brush or branches could increase the possibility of a fire, as well as cut fuel and/or brake
lines, puncture rubber bellows of the axles or
drive shafts.
앫
After continued operation in mud,
sand, water or other dirty conditions
clean the brake discs, wheels, brake
pads and check and clean axle joints.
앫
Conduct a brake test.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Trailer towing
Warning!
Trailer hitch*
Electrical connections
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The vehicle is prewired to accept the
seven-wire harness included in the
Mercedes-Benz approved trailer hitch
receiver kit.
G
Failure to use proper equipment and driving
technique can result in a loss of vehicle control when towing a trailer.
For information on availability and installation, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Improper towing or failure to follow the instructions in this manual can result in vehicle damage and/or serious personal injury.
Follow the guidelines below carefully to assure safe trailer operation.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center should you require an explanation of information contained in this manual.
Only install a trailer hitch receiver approved for your vehicle.
The bumpers on your vehicle are not
designed for use with clamp-type hitches.
Do not attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to them.
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To reduce the possibility of damage, remove the hitch ball adaptor from the
receiver when not in use.
i A four-pole conversion plug is available from
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as a spare part.
For further information, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Vehicle and trailer weights and ratings
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the
maximum permissible vehicle weight:
6944 lb (3150 kg).
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):
Comprises weight of vehicle including fuel,
tools, spare wheel, installed accessories,
passengers, cargo and trailer tongue. It
must never exceed the GVWR.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is the
maximum permissible axle weight:
Loading a trailer
Checking weights of vehicle and trailer
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앫
To assure that the tow vehicle and trailer are in compliance with the maximum
permissible weight limits have the loaded rig (tow vehicle including driver, passengers and cargo, trailer fully loaded)
weighed on a commercial scale.
앫
Check the vehicle’s front and rear
Gross Axle Weight (GAW), the Gross
Trailer Weight (GTW) and Tongue
Weight (TW).
GL 320 CDI
Front
3306 lb (1500 kg)
Rear
3968 lb (1800 kg)
Maximum permissible values are listed
on the safety compliance certification
labels for the vehicle and for the trailer
to be towed.
The lowest value listed must be selected when determining how the vehicle
and trailer are loaded.
GL 450
Front
3240 lb (1470 kg)
Rear
3968 lb (1800 kg)
The Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is the
weight of the trailer plus the weight of all
cargo, equipment, luggage etc. loaded on
the trailer. The maximum permissible
gross trailer weight to be towed:
7500 lb (3402 kg).
Trailer Tongue Weight Rating (TWR) is the
maximum permissible weight on the trailer
tongue:
600 lb (272 kg) limit for Mercedes-Benz
approved hitch receiver.
When loading a trailer, you should observe that neither the permissible GTW,
nor the GVWR are exceeded.
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The tongue weight at the hitch ball
must be added to the GVW to prevent
exceeding your Mercedes-Benz tow
vehicle’s rear GAWR.
The values as measures must not
exceed the weight limits listed under
“Vehicle and trailer weight and ratings”
(컄 page 366).
i We recommend loading the trailer in such a
manner that it has a Tongue Weight (TW)
between 8% and 15% of the Gross Trailer Weight
(GTW).
i Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming the vehicle, plus driver. The weight
of other accessories, passengers and cargo will
reduce the maximum trailer weight and Tongue
Weight (TW) your vehicle can tow.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Attaching a trailer
Warning!
Observe maximum permitted trailer
dimensions (width and length).
G
While you are coupling or decoupling a trailer, make sure that you do not
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lock or unlock
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open or close
Most states and all Canadian provinces
require
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The chains should be criss-crossed
under the trailer tongue. They must be
attached to the hitch receiver, and not
to the vehicle’s bumper or axle.
a vehicle door or the tailgate.
The vehicle’s level could change and you
could endanger yourself and/or others as a
result.
Make sure that you do not operate the ADS
button* (컄 page 281) or the vehicle level
control system (컄 page 281) when coupling/decoupling the trailer.
safety chains between your tow vehicle
and the trailer.
i The provided vehicle electrical connector for
trailer towing has a brake signal wire for hook-up
to a brake controller.
You should consider using a trailer sway control
system. For further information, contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Make sure to leave enough slack in the
chains to permit turning corners.
왘
앫
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P (컄 page 194).
a separate brake system at various
trailer weights.
왘
앫
Set the parking brake for the vehicle
(컄 page 68).
a break-away switch on trailers with a
separate brake system. Check with
your local state laws for specific
requirements.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 57).
왘
Set the vehicle level to Highway
(컄 page 281).
왘
Vehicle with ADS*: Set the ADS* to
AUTO or COMFORT (컄 page 280).
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 69).
The switch activates the trailer brakes
in the possible event that the trailer
might separate from the tow vehicle.
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! Do not connect a trailer brake system (if
trailer is so equipped) directly to the vehicle’s
hydraulic brake system, as your vehicle is
equipped with antilock brakes. If you do, neither
the vehicle’s brakes nor the trailer’s brakes will
function properly.
Operation
Driving instructions
왘
Close all doors and the tailgate.
왘
Attach the trailer.
왘
Plug in all electrical connectors.
Note the following points, when driving
with the trailer:
앫
Always secure items in the trailer to
prevent load shifts while driving.
앫
In order to gain skill and an understanding of the vehicle’s behavior, you
should practice turning, stopping and
backing up in an area which is free from
traffic.
앫
When towing a trailer, check occasionally to make sure the load is secure,
and that lighting and trailer brakes (if
so equipped) are functioning properly.
앫
앫
Before you start driving check the
Take into consideration that when towing a trailer, the handling characteristics are different and less stable from
those when operating the vehicle without a trailer.
i When you are towing a trailer, the vehicle
level always remains in the Highway setting.
The following applies additionally when towing a
trailer:
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The vehicle is lowered to the highway level
when it reaches a speed of 5 mph (8 km/h)
if not set to highway level.
앫
The high-speed level is not available.
The restrictions that apply to towing also apply
when using accessories that are connected to
the trailer power socket, such as a bicycle rack.
Towing a trailer
There are many different laws, including
speed limit restrictions, having to do with
trailer towing. Make sure your rig will be legal, not only for where you reside, but also
for where you will be driving. A good
source for this information can be the police or local authorities.
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trailer hitch
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break-away switch
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safety chains
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electrical connections
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lighting and tires
앫
Adjust the mirrors (컄 page 52) to
permit unobstructed view beyond rear
of trailer.
앫
If the trailer has electric brakes, start
your vehicle and trailer moving slowly,
and then apply only the trailer brake
controller by hand to make sure the
brakes are working properly.
It is important to avoid sudden maneuvers.
앫
The vehicle and trailer combination is
heavier, and therefore is limited in acceleration and climbing ability, and requires longer stopping distances.
It is more prone to reacting to cross
wind gusts, and requires more sensitive steering input.
앫
If possible, do not brake abruptly, but
rather engage the brake slightly at first
to permit the trailer to activate its
brake. Then increase the braking force.
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Operation
Driving instructions
! If the trailer should begin to sway, reduce
앫
the vehicle’s speed immediately.
In no case attempt to straighten out the tow
vehicle and trailer by increasing the speed.
앫
If the transmission repeatedly shifts
between gears on inclines, manually
shift to a lower gear (select 4, 3, 2 or 1)
(컄 page 200).
A lower gear and reduction of speed reduces the chance of engine overloading and/or overheating.
앫
앫
On very steep inclines, not manageable
with automatic transmission in 1,
switch on off-road driving program
(컄 page 280) or LOW RANGE mode*
(컄 page 203).
When going down a long hill, shift into
a lower gear and use the engine’s braking effect.
Avoid riding the brakes, thus overheating the vehicle and trailer brakes.
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If the engine coolant rises to an extremely high temperature (coolant temperature needle approaching the red
zone) when the air conditioning is on,
turn off the air conditioning system.
Engine coolant heat can be additionally
vented by opening the windows,
switching the climate control fan speed
to high and setting the temperature
control to the maximum hot position.
앫
Extreme care must be exercised since
your vehicle with a trailer will require
additional passing distance ahead than
when driving without a trailer.
Because your vehicle and trailer is
longer than your vehicle alone, you will
also need to go much farther ahead of
the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane.
Uncoupling the trailer
Warning!
G
While you are coupling or decoupling a trailer, make sure that you do not
앫
lock or unlock
앫
open or close
a vehicle door or the tailgate.
The vehicle’s level could change and you
could endanger yourself and/or others as a
result.
Make sure that you do not operate the ADS
button* (컄 page 281) or the vehicle level
control system (컄 page 281) when coupling/decoupling the trailer.
Operation
Driving instructions
왘
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P (컄 page 194).
왘
Set the parking brake for the vehicle
(컄 page 68).
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 57).
왘
Close all doors and the tailgate.
왘
Set the parking brake for the trailer.
When you uncouple the trailer, the vehicle is
temporarily raised because the springs are
relieved of load. Be especially careful during
this process, as you could otherwise injure
yourself and/or others. Make sure that any
persons remaining in the vehicle do not
press the switches for vehicle level control
or the ADS*.
G
왘
Disconnect all electrical plug connectors.
As soon as you disconnect the electrical
connection between the trailer and the
vehicle, the vehicle will lower. To help avoid
personal injury, make sure no one is near
the wheel housing or underneath the vehicle
before the electrical connection is disconnected.
왘
Uncouple the trailer.
왘
Make sure that the trailer coupling is
free of load.
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 69).
Warning!
Passenger compartment
Warning!
G
Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and cause injury
to vehicle occupants unless the items are
securely fastened in the vehicle.
The rear cargo compartment is the preferred
place to carry objects. Always use tie down
rings, and if so equipped, always use the
cargo net* when transporting cargo. The
cargo net* cannot secure hard or heavy objects. Always fasten items being carried as
securely as possible using the cargo
tie-down rings in the cargo floor area and
fastening materials.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Driving abroad
Abroad, there is an extensive
Mercedes-Benz service network at your
disposal. If you plan to drive into areas
which are not listed in the index of your
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
directory, you should request pertinent
information from an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Control and operation of radio
transmitters
Telephones and two-way radios
Warning!
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COMAND system, radio and telephone*
Warning!
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Do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. Only operate the
COMAND system, radio or telephone1 if
road, weather and traffic conditions permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
1
Observe all legal requirements.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system,
possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable
telephone or a citizens band unit should
only be used inside the vehicle if they are
connected to an antenna that is installed
on the outside of the vehicle.
Refer to the radio transmitter operation
instructions regarding use of an external
antenna.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Catalytic converter (gasoline engine)
Warning!
Your Mercedes-Benz is equipped with
monolithic-type catalytic converters, an
important element in conjunction with the
oxygen sensors to achieve substantial control of the pollutants in the exhaust emissions. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined in your Maintenance Booklet.
! To prevent damage to the catalytic converters, use only premium unleaded gasoline in this
vehicle.
Any noticeable irregularities in engine operation
should be repaired promptly. Otherwise, excessive unburned fuel may reach the catalytic converter, causing it to overheat and potentially
start a fire.
G
As with any vehicle, do not idle, park or operate this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or leaves
can come into contact with the hot exhaust
system, as these materials could be ignited
and cause a vehicle fire.
Warning!
G
As with any vehicle, do not idle, park or operate this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or leaves
can come into contact with the hot exhaust
system, as these materials could be ignited
and cause a vehicle fire.
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine)
Emission control
Your vehicle is equipped with an oxidation
catalyst, an important element in conjunction with the oxygen sensors to achieve
substantial control of the pollutants in the
exhaust emissions. Keep your vehicle in
proper operating condition by following
our recommended maintenance instructions as outlined in your Maintenance
Booklet.
Certain engine systems serve to keep the
toxic components of the exhaust gases
within permissible limits required by law.
These systems, of course, will function
properly only when maintained strictly according to factory specifications. Any adjustments on the engine should, therefore,
be carried out only by qualified
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center authorized technicians.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Engine adjustments should not be altered
in any way. Moreover, the specified service
jobs must be carried out regularly according to Mercedes-Benz servicing requirements. For details refer to the
Maintenance Booklet.
Warning!
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and possible death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while driving,
have the cause determined and corrected
immediately. If you must drive under these
conditions, drive only with at least one window fully open at all times.
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Coolant temperature
Warning!
During severe operating conditions,
e.g. stop-and-go traffic, the coolant temperature may rise close to approximately
248°F (120°C).
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature above 248°F
(120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
G
앫
Driving when your engine is overheated
can cause some fluids, which may have
leaked into the engine compartment to
catch fire. You could be seriously
burned.
앫
Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns which can occur
just by opening the engine hood. Stay
away from the engine if you see or hear
steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
Operation
At the gas station
왔 At the gas station
Refueling
Warning!
Warning!
G
Gasoline and diesel fuels are highly flammable and poisonous. They burn violently and
can cause serious personal injury.
Never allow sparks, flame or smoking materials near gasoline or diesel fuel!
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Whenever you are around gasoline or diesel
fuel, avoid inhaling fumes and skin or clothing contact, extinguish all smoking materials.
Direct skin contact with gasoline or diesel
fuels and the inhalation of gasoline or diesel
fuel vapors are damaging to your health.
G
i In case the central locking system does not
release the fuel filler flap, see “Fuel filler flap”
(컄 page 501).
Do not fill diesel tanks with gasoline. Do not
mix diesel fuel with gasoline. Otherwise the
fuel system and engine could be damaged.
In addition, the vehicle could catch fire.
! Damage resulting from mixing gasoline with
diesel is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
! Diesel engine: When filling the diesel fuel
tank using fuel containers, place a filling filter, a
suede cloth or a clean flannel cloth as a filter.
Otherwise, particles from the fuel container
could clog the fuel lines and/or the diesel injection system.
The fuel filler flap is located on the
right-hand side of the vehicle towards the
rear. Locking/unlocking the vehicle with
the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* automatically
locks/unlocks the fuel filler flap.
왘
Turn off the engine
앫
by turning the SmartKey to
position 0 (컄 page 42). Remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch.
앫
by pressing the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button (컄 page 43).
Open the driver’s door (with the
driver’s door open, starter switch is
now in position 0, same as
SmartKey removed from starter
switch).
컄컄
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Operation
At the gas station
컄컄왘
Briefly push on fuel filler flap at the position indicated by the arrow.
The fuel filler flap opens slightly.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap completely.
왘
Turn the fuel cap to the left and hold on
to it until possible pressure is released.
왘
Take off the fuel cap.
Warning!
G
Overfilling of the fuel tank may create pressure in the system which could cause a gas
discharge. This could cause the gas to spray
back out when removing the fuel pump nozzle, which could cause personal injury.
! The fuel filler cap is tethered to the fuel filler
neck. Do not drop the cap. It could damage the
vehicle paint finish.
왘
왘
To prevent fuel vapors from escaping
into open air, fully insert filler nozzle
unit.
locking your vehicle as the flap locking pin
prevents closing after you have locked the
vehicle.
왘
Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle
unit cuts out – do not top off or overfill.
Replace the fuel cap by turning it
clockwise until it audibly engages.
i Make sure to close the fuel filler flap before
왘
Close the fuel filler flap.
You should hear the latch close shut.
i Leaving the engine running and the fuel cap
open can cause the yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp to flash and the ? malfunction
indicator lamp (USA only) or the ± malfunction indicator lamp (Canada only) comes on.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 439).
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i Gasoline engine:
Only use premium unleaded gasoline with a minimum Posted Octane Rating of 91 (average of
96 RON/86 MON). Information on gasoline
quality can normally be found on the fuel pump.
Please contact gas station personnel in case
labels on the pump cannot be found.
For more information on gasoline, see “Premium
unleaded gasoline (gasoline engine)”
(컄 page 563), see “Fuel requirements”
(컄 page 563), and the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
i Diesel engine:
Only use commercially available vehicular
ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM). Information on
diesel quality can normally be found on the fuel
pump. Please contact gas station personnel in
case labels on the pump cannot be found.
For more information on diesel fuels, refer to the
Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet
(USA only) or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Operation
At the gas station
i Diesel engine:
If you have driven the vehicle until the tank is
empty, the fuel system needs to be bled
(컄 page 529).
! Diesel engine:
The engine is more susceptible to wear and
damage if you use
앫
marine diesel fuel
앫
heating oil
앫
additives
The exhaust aftertreatment device will be
seriously damaged if you use
앫
LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(500 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM)
앫
any other diesel fuel with a sulfur content of
above 15 ppm
The use of such non-approved fuels and/or
special additives is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Low outside temperatures
(diesel engine)
To prevent malfunctions, diesel fuel with
improved cold flow characteristics is offered in the winter months. Check with
your fuel retailer.
Check regularly and before a long trip
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 379).
! Do not fill the tank with gasoline. Do not
blend diesel fuel with gasoline or kerosine. The
fuel system and engine will otherwise be damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Example GL 450 (GL 320 CDI similar)
1 Brake fluid
2 Coolant level
3 Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
Engine oil level
For more information on engine oil, see
“Engine oil” (컄 page 381).
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Operation
At the gas station
Brake fluid
! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
fluid reservoir has fallen to the minimum mark or
below, have the brake system checked for brake
pad thickness and leaks immediately. Notify an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
immediately. Do not add brake fluid as this will
not solve the problem. For more information, see
“Brake fluid” (컄 page 562).
Coolant
For normal replenishing, use water (potable water quality).
For more information, see “Coolant level”
(컄 page 382) and see “Fuels, coolants, lubricants” (컄 page 560).
Windshield/rear window washer
system and headlamp cleaning
system*
For more information on refilling the washer reservoir, see “Windshield/rear window
washer system and headlamp cleaning
system*” (컄 page 384).
Vehicle lighting
Check function and cleanliness. For information on replacing light bulbs, see “Replacing bulbs” (컄 page 508).
For more information, see “Exterior lamp
switch” (컄 page 145).
Tire inflation pressure
For more information, see “Checking tire
inflation pressure” (컄 page 396).
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Operation
Engine compartment
왔 Engine compartment
Hood
Warning!
Warning!
G
Do not pull the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise the hood could
be forced open by passing air flow.
This could cause the hood to come loose
and injure you and/or others.
You could be injured when the hood is open
– even when the engine is turned off.
Parts of the engine can become very hot. To
prevent burns, let the engine cool off completely before touching any components on
the vehicle. Comply with all relevant safety
precautions.
Opening
Warning!
Warning!
G
If you see flames or smoke coming from the
engine compartment, or if the coolant temperature gauge indicates that the engine is
overheated, do not open the hood. Move
away from vehicle and do not open the hood
until the engine has cooled. If necessary,
call the fire department.
G
G
To help prevent personal injury, stay clear of
moving parts when the hood is open and the
engine is running.
The radiator fan may continue to run for
approximately 30 seconds or may even
restart after the engine has been turned off.
Stay clear of fan blades.
Warning!
G
Vehicles with gasoline engine:
The engine is equipped with a transistorized
ignition system. Because of the high voltage
it is dangerous to touch any components
(ignition coils, spark plug sockets, diagnostic socket) of the ignition system
앫
with the engine running
앫
while starting the engine
앫
if ignition is “on” and the engine is
turned manually
Warning!
G
Vehicles with diesel engine:
The engine is equipped with a high-voltage
electronic control unit for the injection
system. Because of the high voltage it is
dangerous to touch any components of the
injection system (injectors, electrical wires) 컄컄
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Operation
Engine compartment
컄컄
앫
with the engine running
앫
while starting the engine
앫
when the ignition is switched on
Closing
Warning!
When closing the hood, use extreme caution
not to catch hands or fingers. Be careful that
you do not close the hood on anyone.
The hood lock release lever is located in
the driver’s footwell.
2 Handle for opening the hood
왘
Press and hold handle 2.
The hood is unlocked.
왘
1 Release lever
왘
Pull release lever 1 downwards.
The hood is unlocked. Handle 2 protrudes slightly from the radiator grille.
If not, lift the hood slightly.
! To avoid damage to the windshield wipers or
hood, never open the hood if the wiper arms are
folded forward away from the windshield.
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G
Pull up on the hood in direction of arrow and then release it.
The hood will be automatically held
open at shoulder height by gas-filled
struts.
Make sure that the hood is securely engaged before driving off. Do not continue
driving if the hood can no longer engage after an accident, for example. The hood could
otherwise come loose while the vehicle is in
motion and endanger you and others.
왘
Let the hood drop from a height of
approximately 1 ft (30 cm).
The hood will lock audibly.
왘
Check to make sure the hood is fully
closed.
If you can raise the hood at a point
above the headlamps, then it is not
properly closed. Open it again and let it
drop with somewhat greater force.
Operation
Engine compartment
Engine oil
The amount of oil your engine needs will
depend on a number of factors, including
driving style. Increased oil consumption
can occur when
앫
the vehicle is new
앫
the vehicle is driven frequently at
higher engine speeds
Checking engine oil level with the oil
dipstick
When checking the oil level
앫
the vehicle must be parked on level
ground
앫
the vehicle must have been stationary
for at least 5 minutes with the engine
turned off
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 379).
왘
Pull out oil dipstick 1.
왘
Wipe oil dipstick 1 clean.
왘
Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the
dipstick guide tube.
왘
Pull out oil dipstick 1 again after
approximately 3 seconds to obtain
accurate reading.
The oil level is correct when it is between lower mark 3 (min.) and upper
mark 2 (max.) of the oil dipstick.
Engine oil consumption checks should only
be made after the vehicle break-in period.
i Do not use any special lubricant additives,
as these may damage the drive assemblies.
Using special additives not approved by
Mercedes-Benz may cause damage not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
i The filling quantity between the upper and
lower marks on the oil dipstick is approximately
2.1 US qt. (2.0 l).
왘
More information on this subject is available at
any Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Example GL 450 (GL 320 CDI similar)
1 Oil dipstick
2 Upper mark
3 Lower mark
If necessary, add engine oil
(컄 page 382).
For more information on engine oil, see
“Technical data” section (컄 page 560) and
(컄 page 562).
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Operation
Engine compartment
Adding engine oil
왘
! Only use approved engine oils and oil filters
required for vehicles with Maintenance System.
For a listing of approved engine oils and oil
filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) in your vehicle
literature portfolio, or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
For more information on engine oil, see
“Technical data” section (컄 page 560) and
(컄 page 562).
Using engine oils and oil filters of specification
other than those expressly required for the
Maintenance System, or changing of oil and oil
filter at change intervals longer than those called
for by the Maintenance System will result in
engine or emission control system damage not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Transmission fluid level
Example GL 450 (GL 320 CDI similar)
1 Filler cap
왘
Unscrew filler cap 1 from filler neck.
왘
Add engine oil as required. Never overfill with oil.
Be careful not to spill any oil when adding.
Avoid environmental damage caused by oil
entering the ground or water.
! Excess oil must be siphoned or drained off.
It could cause damage to the engine and/or
catalytic converter (gasoline engine) or the oxidation catalyst (diesel engine) not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Screw filler cap 1 back on filler neck.
The transmission fluid level does not need
to be checked. If you notice transmission
fluid loss or gear shifting malfunctions,
have an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center check the automatic transmission.
Coolant level
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze. To check the
coolant level, the vehicle must be parked
on level ground.
Operation
Engine compartment
Warning!
G
The coolant expansion tank is located on
the driver’s side of the engine compartment.
In order to avoid potentially serious burns:
앫
앫
앫
앫
Use extreme caution when opening the
hood if there are any signs of steam or
coolant leaking from the cooling system,
or if the coolant temperature gauge indicates that the coolant is overheated.
Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if coolant temperature is
above 158°F (70°C). Allow engine to
cool down before removing cap. The
coolant reservoir contains hot fluid and
is under pressure.
Using a rag, slowly open the cap approximately 1/2 turn to relieve excess pressure. If opened immediately, scalding
hot fluid and steam will be blown out under pressure.
왘
Using a rag, turn cap 1 slowly approximately one half turn counterclockwise
to release any excess pressure.
왘
Continue turning cap 1 counterclockwise and remove it.
Coolant level 4 is correct if the level:
1 Cap
2 Coolant expansion tank
3 Indicator wall
4 Coolant level
앫
for cold coolant: reaches the top of
indicator wall 3 visible through the
filling opening
앫
for warm coolant: is approximately
0.6 in (1.5 cm) higher
왘
Add coolant as required.
왘
Replace and tighten cap 1.
For more information on coolant, see
“Coolants” (컄 page 565).
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine
parts. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which may burn if it comes into contact with hot engine parts.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Windshield/rear window washer
system and headlamp cleaning
system*
The windshield washer reservoir is located
in the engine compartment.
During all seasons, add MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “MB SummerFit” to
water. Premix the windshield washer fluid
in a suitable container.
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/antifreeze
on hot engine parts, because it may ignite
and burn. You could be seriously burned.
1 Cap for windshield washer reservoir
Fluid for the windshield/rear window
washer system and the headlamp cleaning
system* is supplied from the windshield
washer reservoir. It has a capacity of 8.1
US qt (7.7 l).
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왘
Use the tab to pull cap 1 upwards.
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “MB SummerFit”
and water (or commercially available
premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient
temperatures).
! Always use washer solvent/antifreeze
where temperatures may fall below freezing
point. Failure to do so could result in damage to
the washer system/reservoir.
! Only use washer fluid which is suitable for
plastic lenses. Improper washer fluid can
damage the plastic lenses of the headlamps.
For more information, see “Windshield
washer system and headlamp cleaning
system*” (컄 page 567).
Operation
Tires and wheels
왔 Tires and wheels
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center for information on tested and recommended rims and tires for
summer and winter operation. They can
also offer advice concerning tire service
and purchase.
Warning!
G
Replace rims or tires with the same designation, manufacturer and type as shown on the
original part. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for further information. If incorrectly sized rims
and tires are mounted:
앫
The wheel brakes or suspension
components can be damaged.
앫
The operating clearance of the wheels
and the tires may no longer be correct.
Warning!
G
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires have
sustained damage, replace them.
When replacing rims, only use genuine
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts specified for the
particular rim type. Failure to do so can
result in the bolts loosening and possibly an
accident.
Retreaded tires are not tested or recommended by Mercedes-Benz, since previous
damage cannot always be recognized on retreads. The operating safety of the vehicle
cannot be assured when such tires are used.
Important guidelines
앫
Only use sets of tires and rims of the
same type and make.
앫
Tires must be of the correct size for the
rim.
앫
Break in new tires for approximately
60 miles (100 km) at moderate
speeds.
앫
Regularly check the tires and rims for
damage. Dented or bent rims can
cause tire inflation pressure loss or
damage to the tire beads.
앫
If vehicle is heavily loaded, check tire
inflation pressure and correct as
required.
앫
Do not allow your tires to wear down
too far. Adhesion properties on wet
roads are sharply reduced at tread
depths of less than 1/8 in (3 mm).
앫
When replacing individual tires, you
should mount new tires on the front
wheels first (on vehicles with
same-sized wheels all around).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire care and maintenance
Warning!
G
Regularly check the tires for damage. Damaged tires can cause tire inflation pressure
loss. As a result, you could lose control of
your vehicle.
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires have
sustained damage, replace them.
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month. For more information on checking tire inflation pressure,
see “Recommended tire inflation pressure” (컄 page 394).
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Tire inspection
Life of tire
Every time you check your tire inflation
pressure, you should also inspect your
tires for the following:
The service life of a tire is dependent upon
varying factors including but not limited to:
앫
excessive treadwear (컄 page 387)
앫
cord or fabric showing through the
tire’s rubber
앫
bumps, bulges, cuts, cracks or splits in
the tread or side of the tire
Replace the tire if you find any of the above
conditions.
Make sure you also inspect the spare tire
periodically for condition and inflation.
Spare tires will age and become worn over
time even if never used, and thus should be
inspected and replaced when necessary.
앫
Driving style
앫
Tire inflation pressure
앫
Distance driven
Warning!
G
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after
6 years, regardless of the remaining tread.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Tread depth
Do not allow your tires to wear down too
far. Adhesion properties on wet roads are
sharply reduced at tread depths of less
than 1/8 in (3 mm).
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and
become visible at a tread depth of approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), at which point the
tire is considered worn and should be replaced.
to wear down to that level. As tread depth
approaches 1/8 in (3 mm), the adhesion
properties on a wet road are sharply
reduced.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction varies
widely.
Storing tires
! Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry place
with as little exposure to light as possible.
Protect tires from contact with oil, grease and
gasoline.
Cleaning tires
! Never use a round nozzle to power wash
tires. The intense jet of water can result in
damage to the tire.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Recommended minimum tire tread depth:
앫
Summer tires 1/8 in (3 mm)
앫
Winter tires 1/6 in (4 mm)
Warning!
G
Although the applicable federal motor safety
laws consider a tire to be worn when the
treadwear indicators (TWI) become visible at
approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not allow your tires
1 TWI (Tread Wear Indicator)
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Direction of rotation
Loading the vehicle
Unidirectional tires offer added advantages, such as better hydroplaning performance. To benefit, however, you must
make sure the tires rotate in the direction
specified.
Two labels on your vehicle show how much
weight it may properly carry.
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended direction of rotation (spinning) of
the tire.
i Spare wheels may be mounted against the
direction of rotation (spinning) even with a unidirectional tire for temporary use only until the regular drive wheel has been repaired or replaced.
Always observe and follow applicable temporary
use restrictions and speed limitations indicated
on the spare wheel.
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1) The Tire and Loading Information
placard can be found on the driver’s
door B-pillar. This placard tells you important information about the number
of people that can be in the vehicle and
the total weight that can be carried in
the vehicle. It also contains information
on the proper size and recommended
tire inflation pressures for the original
equipment tires on your vehicle.
2) The certification label, also found on
the driver’s door B-pillar tells you about
the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
fuel and cargo. The certification label
also tells you about the front and rear
axle weight capacity, called the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The GAWR
is the total allowable weight that can be
carried by a single axle (front or rear).
Never exceed the GVWR or GAWR for
either the front axle or rear axle.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire and Loading Information
Warning!
G
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information placard on the
driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the tires
can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
Tire and Loading Information placard
i Data shown on Tire and Loading Information
1 Driver’s door B-pillar
Following is a discussion on how to work
with the information contained on the Tire
and Loading Information placard with
regards to loading your vehicle.
placard example are for illustration purposes
only. Load limit data are specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in the illustration
below. Refer to Tire and Loading Information
placard on vehicle for actual data specific to your
vehicle.
1 Load limit information on the Tire and
Loading Information placard
The Tire and Loading Information placard
showing the load limit information is
located on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 389).
왘
Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kilograms or
XXX lbs.” on the Tire and Loading Information placard.
The combined weight of all occupants,
cargo/luggage and trailer tongue load
(if applicable) should never exceed the
weight referenced in that statement.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Seating capacity
Step 1
The seating capacity gives you important
information on the number of occupants
that can be in the vehicle. Observe front
and rear seating capacity. The Tire and
Loading Information placard showing the
seating capacity is located on the driver’s
door B-pillar (컄 page 389).
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Step 2
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i Data shown on Tire and Loading Information
placard example are for illustration purposes
only. Seating data are specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in the illustration
below. Refer to Tire and Loading Information
placard on vehicle for actual data specific to your
vehicle.
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Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on
your vehicle’s Tire and Loading
Information placard.
1 Seating capacity information on the
Tire and Loading Information placard.
Steps for determining correct load limit
The following steps have been developed
as required of all manufacturers under
Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations,
Part 575 pursuant to the “National Traffic
and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966”.
Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
Step 3
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Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from
XXX kilograms or XXX lbs.
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Step 4
Step 6 (if applicable)
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The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs and there will
be five 150 lbs passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(1400-750 (5 x150) = 650 lbs).
Step 5
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Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in step 4.
If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces
the available cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle (컄 page 393).
The following table shows examples on
how to calculate total and cargo load
capacities with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants.
The following examples use a load limit
of 1500 lbs. This is for illustration
purposes only. Make sure you are using
the actual load limit for your vehicle stated
on the vehicle’s Tire and Loading
Information placard (컄 page 389).
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Example Combined
weight limit
of occupants and
cargo from
placard
Number of Seating
occupants configura(driver and tion
passengers)
Occupants weight
Combined
Available cargo/luggage and trailer
weight of all tongue weight (total load limit from
occupants
placard minus combined weight of
all occupants)
1
5
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
Occupant 2: 180 lbs
Occupant 3: 160 lbs
Occupant 4: 140 lbs
Occupant 5: 120 lbs
750 lbs
1500 lbs - 750 lbs = 750 lbs
1500 lbs
front: 2
rear: 3
2
1500 lbs
3
front: 1
rear: 2
Occupant 1: 200 lbs
Occupant 2: 190 lbs
Occupant 3: 150 lbs
540 lbs
1500 lbs - 540 lbs = 960 lbs
3
1500 lbs
1
front:1
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
150 lbs
1500 lbs - 150 lbs = 1350 lbs
The higher the weight of all occupants, the
less cargo and luggage load capacity is
available.
For more information, see “Trailer tongue
load” (컄 page 393).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Certification label
Even after careful determination of the
combined weight of all occupants, cargo
and the trailer tongue load (if applicable)
(컄 page 393) as to not exceed the permissible load limit, you must make sure that
your vehicle never exceeds the Gross
Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. You can obtain
the GVWR and GAWR from the certification
label. The certification label can be found
on the driver’s door B-pillar, see “Technical
data” (컄 page 547).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The
total weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
all cargo, and the trailer tongue load
(컄 page 393) must never exceed the
GVWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): The total allowable weight that can be carried by
a single axle (front or rear).
To assure that your vehicle does not exceed the maximum permissible weight
limits (GVWR and GAWR for front and rear
axle), have the loaded vehicle (including
driver, passengers and all cargo and, if
applicable, trailer fully loaded) weighed on
a suitable commercial scale.
Trailer tongue load
The tongue load of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects
the load you can carry in your vehicle. If a
trailer is towed, the tongue load must be
added to the weight of all occupants riding
and any cargo you are carrying in the
vehicle. The tongue load typically is
between 8% and 15% of the trailer weight
and everything loaded in it.
For more information on trailer tongue
load, see “Loading a trailer” (컄 page 367).
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Operation
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Recommended tire inflation pressure
Warning!
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Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride
comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping
distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road
debris, potholes etc.
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Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information placard on the
driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the tires
can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
Your vehicle is equipped with the Tire and
Loading Information placard located on the
driver’s door B-pillar (컄 page 389).
The tire inflation pressure should be
checked regularly and should only be adjusted on cold tires. The tires can be considered cold if the vehicle has been parked
for at least 3 hours or driven less than
1 mile (1.6 km).
Follow recommended cold tire inflation
pressures listed on Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
B-pillar.
Keeping the tires properly inflated
provides the best handling, tread life and
riding comfort.
In addition to the Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
B-pillar, also consult the tire inflation
pressure label (if available) on the fuel filler
flap (컄 page 375) for any additional information pertaining to special driving situations. For more information, see
“Important notes on tire inflation pressure”
(컄 page 395).
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Tires and wheels
i Data shown on Tire and Loading Information
placard example are for illustration purposes
only. Tire data are specific to each vehicle and
may vary from data shown in the illustration
below. Refer to Tire and Loading Information
placard on vehicle for actual data specific to your
vehicle.
Important notes on tire inflation
pressure
Warning!
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If the tire inflation pressure drops
repeatedly:
앫
Check the tires for punctures from
foreign objects.
앫
Check to see whether air is leaking from
the valves or from around the rim.
Tire temperature and tire inflation pressure
are also increased while driving, depending
on the driving speed and the tire load.
1 Tire and Loading Information placard
with recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
The Tire and Loading Information placard
lists the recommended cold tire inflation
pressures for maximum loaded vehicle
weight. The tire inflation pressures listed
apply to the tires installed as original
equipment.
If you will be driving your vehicle at high
speeds of 100 mph (160 km/h) or higher,
where it is legal and conditions allow,
consult the tire inflation pressure label on
the inside of the fuel filler flap (if available)
on how to adjust the cold tire inflation
pressure. If you do not adjust the tire inflation pressure, excessive heat can build up
and result in sudden tire failure.
If your vehicle is not equipped with the tire
inflation pressure label on the inside of the
fuel filler flap, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
proper tire inflation pressure.
i Driving comfort may be reduced when the
tire inflation pressure is adjusted to the value for
speeds above 100 mph (160 km/h) as specified
on the tire inflation pressure label located on the
inside of the fuel filler flap.
Be sure to readjust the tire inflation
pressure for normal driving speeds. You
should wait until the tires are cold before
adjusting the tire inflation pressure.
Some vehicles may have supplemental tire
inflation pressure information for vehicle
loads less than the maximum loaded vehicle condition. If such information is provided, it can be found on the tire inflation
pressure label located on the inside of the
fuel filler flap (컄 page 375).
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Tires and wheels
Tire inflation pressure changes by approximately 1.5 psi (0.1 bar) per 18°F (10°C) of
air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire inflation pressure
where the temperature is different from
the outside temperature.
Checking tire inflation pressure
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month.
Check and adjust the tire inflation
pressure when the tires are cold. The tires
can be considered cold if the vehicle has
been parked for at least 3 hours or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
If you check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are warm (the vehicle has
been driven for several miles or sitting less
than 3 hours), the reading will be
approximately 4 psi (0.3 bar) higher than
the cold reading. This is normal. Do not let
air out to match the specified cold tire
inflation pressure. Otherwise, the tire will
be underinflated.
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Warning!
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Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride
comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping
distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road
debris, potholes etc.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information placard on the
driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the tires
can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
Checking tire inflation pressure
manually
Follow the steps below to achieve correct
tire inflation pressure:
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Remove the cap from the valve on one
tire.
왘
Firmly press a tire gauge onto the
valve.
왘
Read tire inflation pressure on tire
gauge and check against the recommended tire inflation pressure on the
Tire and Loading Information placard
on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 389) or, if available, the inside
of the fuel filler flap. If necessary, add
air to achieve the recommended tire inflation pressure.
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Tires and wheels
i If you have overfilled the tire, release tire in- Run Flat Indicator (Canada only)
flation pressure by pushing the metal stem of the
valve with e.g. a tip of a pen. Then recheck the
tire inflation pressure with the tire gauge.
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Install the valve cap.
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Repeat this procedure for each tire.
While the vehicle is being driven, the Run
Flat Indicator monitors the set tire inflation
pressures by evaluating each wheel’s rotational speed. This allows the system to detect a significant loss of pressure in a tire.
If a wheel’s rotational speed changes due
to falling tire inflation pressure, you will
see a corresponding warning message in
the multifunction display.
The Run Flat Indicator may function in a
restricted manner or with a delay
앫
if snow chains are mounted to the
vehicle
앫
in presence of ice and snow
앫
if you are driving on a loose surface
(e.g. sand or gravel)
앫
if you are driving in a very sporty manner (involving rapid acceleration or high
speeds in curves)
Warning!
G
When the multifunction display shows the
message Tire pressure Check tires,
one or more of your tires is significantly underinflated. You should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper tire inflation pressure as indicated on the vehicle’s Tire and Loading
Information placard or, if available, on the
tire inflation pressure label. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire
to overheat and can lead to tire failure. Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency and
tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s
handling and stopping ability. Each tire, including the spare, should be checked
monthly when cold and set to the recommended tire inflation pressure as specified
on the Tire and Loading Information placard
on the driver’s door B-pillar (컄 page 389) or,
if available, on the tire inflation pressure label located on the inside of the fuel filler flap
(컄 page 375).
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Warning!
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The Run Flat Indicator does not provide a
warning for wrongly selected tire inflation
pressures. Always adjust tire inflation pressure according to the Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
B-pillar (컄 page 389) or, if available, on the
tire inflation pressure label located on the
inside of the fuel filler flap (컄 page 375).
The Run Flat Indicator does not replace
regular checks of the tire inflation pressures
since a gradual pressure loss in more than
one tire cannot be detected by the Run Flat
Indicator.
The Run Flat Indicator is not able to issue a
warning due to a sudden dramatic loss of
tire inflation pressure (e.g. tire blowout
caused by a foreign object). In this case
bring the vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and avoiding abrupt steering
maneuvers.
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Reactivating the Run Flat Indicator
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The tire inflation pressure monitor must be
reactivated in the following situations:
앫
If you have changed the tire inflation
pressure
앫
If you have replaced the wheels or tires
앫
If you have installed new wheels or
tires
왘
Using the Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door B-pillar or,
if available, the tire inflation pressure
label on the inside of the fuel filler flap,
make sure the tire inflation pressure of
all four tires is correct.
Warning!
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The Run Flat Indicator can only warn you in
a reliable manner if you have set the correct
tire inflation pressures for each tire.
If an incorrect tire inflation pressure was set,
the system will monitor the pressure according to the incorrect value.
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
Make sure the standard display menu
appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 157).
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the following message appears in
the multifunction display:
왘
Press the reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 155).
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Restart
Run Flat Indicator?
Yes
Cancel
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Tires and wheels
i This device complies with Part 15 of the
Press button æ.
Checking tire pressure electronically
with the Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS), (USA only)
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
i The Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
If you wish to confirm activation:
왘
Run Flat Indicator
restarted
After a certain “learning phase”, the Run
Flat Indicator checks the set pressure values for all four tires.
If you wish to cancel activation:
왘
앫
Press button ç.
or
왘
(TPMS) is equipped with a combination low tire
pressure/TPMS malfunction telltale in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 27). Depending on
how the telltale illuminates, it indicates a low tire
pressure condition or a malfunction in the TPMS
system itself:
앫
Wait until the message
Restart
Run Flat Indicator?
Yes
Cancel
If the telltale illuminates continuously,
one or more of your tires is significantly
underinflated. There is no malfunction in the
TPMS.
If the telltale flashes for 60 seconds and
then stays illuminated, the TPMS system
itself is not operating properly.
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
The TPMS only functions on wheels that
are equipped with the proper electronic
sensors. It monitors the tire inflation pressure, as selected by the driver, in all four
tires. A warning is issued to alert you to a
decrease in pressure in one or more of the
tires.
disappears.
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Tires and wheels
Warning!
G
The TPMS does not indicate a warning for
wrongly selected inflation pressures. Always
adjust tire inflation pressure according to
the Tire and Loading Information placard on
the driver’s door B-pillar or, if available, the
supplemental tire inflation pressure information on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
The TPMS is not able to issue a warning due
to a sudden dramatic loss of pressure (e.g.
tire blowout caused by a foreign object). In
this case bring the vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and avoiding
abrupt steering maneuvers.
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Warning!
G
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
Tire and Loading Information placard on the
driver’s door B-Pillar or, if available, the tire
inflation pressure label on the fuel filler flap.
If your vehicle has tires of a different size
than the size indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information placard or, if available,
the tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure
for those tires.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency
and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Please
note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the
driver’s responsibility to maintain correct
tire pressure, even if underinflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate
when the system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction, the
telltale will flash for approximately 1 minute
and then remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the
malfunction exists. When the malfunction
indicator is illuminated, the system may not
be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended.
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Tires and wheels
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of incompatible replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS
from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing
one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle
to ensure that the replacement or alternate
tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue
to function properly.
Reactivating the TPMS
Warning!
i Reactivate the TPMS after adjusting the tire
G
It is the driver’s responsibility to calibrate
the TPMS on the recommended cold inflation pressure. Underinflated tires affect the
ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
might lose control over the vehicle.
i If a condition causing the TPMS to malfunction develops, it may take up to 10 minutes for
the system to signal a malfunction using the
TPMS telltale flashing and illumination sequence.
The TPMS must be reactivated when you
have adjusted the tire inflation pressure to
a new level (e.g. because of different load
or driving conditions). The TPMS is then
recalibrated to the current tire inflation
pressures.
The telltale extinguishes after a few minutes driving if the malfunction has been corrected.
왘
i Operating radio transmission equipment
(e.g. wireless headsets, two-way radios) in or
near the vehicle could cause the TPMS to malfunction.
Using the Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 389) or, if available, the
supplemental tire inflation pressure
information on the inside of the fuel
filler flap (컄 page 375), make sure the
tire inflation pressure of all four tires is
correct.
inflation pressure to the inflation pressure recommended for the vehicle operating condition.
Tire pressure should only be adjusted on cold
tires. Observe the recommended tire inflation
pressure on the Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 389). Some vehicles may have supplemental tire inflation pressure information for
driving at high speeds (컄 page 395) or for vehicle loads less than the maximum loaded vehicle
condition (컄 page 395). If such information is
provided, it can be found on the inside of the fuel
filler flap.
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display menu appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 157).
왘
Press the j or k button repeatedly until you see the following
message:
Tire pressure monitor
active
Menu: R-Button
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컄컄왘
Press the reset button (컄 page 155).
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Restart tire
pressure monitor?
왘
i This device complies with RSS-210 of Indus-
Press the æ button.
try Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
Tire pressure monitor
restarted
After driving a few minutes the system
verifies that the current tire inflation
pressures are within the system’s
specified range. Afterwards the current
tire inflation pressures are accepted as
reference pressures and then monitored.
If you wish to cancel activation:
왘
Checking tire pressure electronically
with the Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Advanced TPMS)*,
(Canada only)
Press the ç button.
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
of a tire pressure gauge of an air hose, e.g. gas
station equipment, and the vehicle’s control
system can occur. Usually the readings issued by
the control system are more precise.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press the j or k button on the
multifunction steering wheel until the
current inflation pressures for each tire
appear in the multifunction display.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
The TPMS only functions on wheels that
are equipped with the proper electronic
sensors. It monitors the tire inflation pressure, as selected by the driver, in all four
tires. A warning is issued to alert you to a
decrease in pressure in one or more of the
tires.
Tire pressure inquiries are made using the
multifunction display. The present inflation
pressures are displayed only after a few
minutes’ travel time.
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i Possible differences between the readings
i When the message Tire pressure
displayed after driving for a few
minutes appears in the multifunction display,
the individual inflation pressure values are
matched with the tires. The individual values are
displayed after a few minutes driving.
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Tires and wheels
Warning!
G
It is the driver’s responsibility to calibrate
the TPMS on the recommended cold inflation pressure. Underinflated tires affect the
ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
might lose control over the vehicle.
i With a spare wheel without wheel sensor
mounted, the system may still indicate the tire
inflation pressure of the removed wheel for some
minutes. If this happens, keep in mind that the
indicated value where the spare wheel is mounted does not reflect the actual spare tire inflation
pressure.
Warning!
G
The TPMS does not indicate a warning for
wrongly selected inflation pressures. Always
adjust tire inflation pressure according to
the Tire and Loading Information placard on
the driver’s door B-pillar or, if available, the
supplemental tire inflation pressure information on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
The TPMS is not able to issue a warning due
to a sudden dramatic loss of pressure (e.g.
tire blowout caused by a foreign object). In
this case bring the vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and avoiding
abrupt steering maneuvers.
Warning!
G
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
Tire and Loading Information placard on the
driver’s door B-Pillar or, if available, the tire
inflation pressure label on the fuel filler flap.
If your vehicle has tires of a different size
than the size indicated on the vehicle placard or the tire inflation pressure label, you
should determine the proper tire inflation
pressure for those tires.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more of your
tires are significantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure.
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컄컄
Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency
and tire tread life, and may effect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Please
note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
i Operating radio transmission equipment
(e.g. wireless headsets, two-way radios) in or
near the vehicle could cause the TPMS to malfunction.
Reactivating Advanced TPMS*
i Reactivate the TPMS after adjusting the tire
The TPMS must be reactivated when you
have adjusted the tire inflation pressure to
a new level (e.g. because of different load
or driving conditions). The TPMS is then
recalibrated to the current tire inflation
pressures.
inflation pressure to the inflation pressure recommended for the vehicle operating condition.
Tire pressure should only be adjusted on cold
tires. Observe the recommended tire inflation
pressure on the Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 389). Some vehicles may have supplemental tire inflation pressure information for
driving at high speeds (컄 page 395) or for vehicle loads less than the maximum loaded vehicle
condition (컄 page 395). If such information is
provided, it can be found on the inside of the fuel
filler flap.
Warning!
It is the driver’s responsibility to calibrate
the TPMS on the recommended cold inflation pressure. Underinflated tires affect the
ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
might lose control over the vehicle.
왘
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G
Using the Tire and Loading Information
placard on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 389) or, if available, the supplemental tire inflation pressure
information on the inside of the fuel
filler flap (컄 page 375), make sure the
tire inflation pressure of all four tires is
correct.
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display menu
appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 157).
왘
Press the j or k button repeatedly until you see the current inflation
pressures for each tire appear in the
display or the following message appears in the display
Operation
Tires and wheels
왘
Tire pressure
displayed after
driving for
a few minutes
Potential problems associated with
underinflated and overinflated tires
Overinflated tires
Underinflated tires
앫
Press the reset button (컄 page 155).
Underinflated tires can:
adversely affect handling
characteristics
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
앫
cause excessive and uneven tire wear
앫
cause uneven tire wear
앫
adversely affect fuel economy
앫
be more prone to damage from road
hazards
앫
lead to tire failure from being
overheated
앫
adversely affect ride comfort
앫
adversely affect handling
characteristics
앫
increase stopping distance
Restart tire
pressure monitor?
왘
Press the æ button.
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Tire pressure monitor
restarted
After a few minutes driving, the current
tire inflation pressure values are accepted as reference values and then
monitored.
If you wish to cancel activation:
왘
Press the ç button.
Overinflated tires can:
Warning!
Warning!
G
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
G
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride
comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping
distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road
debris, potholes etc.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire labeling
Besides tire name (sales designation) and
manufacturer name, a number of markings
can be found on a tire.
Following are some explanations for the
markings on your vehicle’s tires:
1 Uniform Quality Grading Standards
(컄 page 413)
2 DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
(컄 page 410)
3 Maximum tire load (컄 page 412)
4 Maximum tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 412)
5 Manufacturer
6 Tire ply material (컄 page 415)
7 Tire size designation, load and speed
rating (컄 page 406)
8 Load identification (컄 page 410)
9 Tire name
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
For more information, see “Rims and tires”
(컄 page 554).
Tire size designation, load and speed
rating
1 Tire width
2 Aspect ratio in %
3 Radial tire code
4 Rim diameter
5 Tire load rating
6 Tire speed rating
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
General:
Tire width
Rim diameter
Depending on the design standards used,
the tire size molded into the sidewall may
have no letter or a letter preceding the tire
size designation.
The tire width 1 (컄 page 406) indicates
the nominal tire width in mm.
The rim diameter 4 (컄 page 406) is the
diameter of the bead seat, not the
diameter of the rim edge. Rim diameter is
indicated in inches (in).
No letter preceding the size designation
(as illustrated above): Passenger car tire
based on European design standards.
The aspect ratio 2 (컄 page 406) is the
dimensional relationship between tire
section height and section width and is
expressed in percentage. The aspect ratio
is arrived at by dividing section height by
section width.
Letter “P” preceding the size designation:
Passenger car tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter “LT” preceding the size designation:
Light Truck tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter “T” preceding the size designation:
Temporary spare tires which are high
pressure compact spares designed for
temporary emergency use only.
Aspect ratio
Tire code
The tire code 3 (컄 page 406) indicates
the tire construction type. The “R” stands
for radial tire type. Letter “D” means diagonal or bias ply construction; letter “B”
means belted-bias ply construction.
Tire load rating
The tire load rating 5 (컄 page 406) is a
numerical code associated with the
maximum load a tire can support.
For example, a load rating of 91 corresponds to a maximum load of 1356 lbs
(615 kg) the tire is designed to support.
See also “Maximum tire load”
(컄 page 412) where the maximum load associated with the load index is indicated in
kilograms and lbs.
At the tire manufacturer’s option, any tire
with a speed capability above 149 mph
(240 km/h) can include a “ZR” in the size
designation (for example: 245/40 ZR 18).
For additional information, see “Tire speed
rating” (컄 page 408).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
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The tire load rating must always be at least
half of the GAWR (컄 page 416) of your
vehicle. Otherwise, tire failure may be the
result which may cause an accident and/or
serious personal injury to you or others.
Always replace rims and tires with the same
designation, manufacturer and type as
shown on the original part.
Warning!
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Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information placard located on
the driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the
tires can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
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For additional information on tire load
rating, see “Load identification”
(컄 page 410).
i Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 406) and Tire
speed rating 6 (컄 page 406) are also referred
to as “service description”.
i Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 406) and Tire
speed rating 6 (컄 page 406) are also referred
to as “service description”.
Summer tires
Index
Speed rating
Q
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
Tire speed rating
R
up to 106 mph (170 km/h)
The tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 406)
indicates the approved maximum speed
for the tire.
S
up to 112 mph (180 km/h)
T
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
H
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
V
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
W
up to 168 mph (270 km/h)
Y
up to 186 mph (300 km/h)
(Y)
above 186 mph (300 km/h)
ZR
above 149 mph (240 km/h)
Warning!
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Even when permitted by law, never operate
a vehicle at speeds greater than the
maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire
failure, causing loss of vehicle control and
possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury and possible death, for you
and for others.
Operation
Tires and wheels
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At the tire manufacturer’s option, any
tire with a speed capability above
149 mph (240 km/h) can include a
“ZR” in the size designation (for example: 245/40 ZR18). To determine the
maximum speed capability of the tire,
the service description for the tire must
be referred to. The service description
is comprised of the tire load rating 5
(컄 page 406) and the tire speed
rating 6 (컄 page 406).
If your tire includes “ZR” in the size
designation and no service
description 5 and 6 (컄 page 406) is
given, the tire manufacturer must be
consulted for the maximum speed capability.
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If a service description 5 and 6
(컄 page 406) is given, the speed capability is limited by the speed symbol in
the service description.
Example: 245/40 ZR18 97Y.
In this example, “97Y” is the service
description. The letter “Y” designates
the speed rating and the speed capability of the tire is limited to 186 mph
(300 km/h).
All-season and winter tires
Any tire with a speed capability above
186 mph (300 km/h) must include a
“ZR” in the size designation AND the
service description must be placed in
parenthesis. Example: 275/40 ZR 18
(99Y). The “(Y)” speed rating in parenthesis designates the maximum speed
capability of the tire as being above
186 mph (300 km/h). Consult the tire
manufacturer for the actual maximum
permissible speed of the tire.
i Not all M+S rated tires provide special
Index
Speed rating
1
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
1
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
1
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
1
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
Q M+S
T M+S
H M+S
V M+S
1
or M+S.for winter tires
winter performance. Make sure the tires you use
show M+S and the
mountain/snowflake.marking on the tire
sidewall. These tires meet specific snow traction
performance requirements of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber
Association of Canada (RAC) and have been
designed specifically for use in snow conditions.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Load identification
In addition to tire load rating, special load
identification 1 may be molded into the
tire sidewall following the letter designating the tire speed rating (컄 page 406).
No specification given: absence of any text
(like in above example) indicates a
standard load (SL) tire.
XL or Extra Load: designates an extra load
(or reinforced) tire.
Light Load: designates a light load tire.
1 Load identification
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
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C, D, E: designates load range associated
with the maximum load a tire can carry at
a specified pressure.
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
U.S. tire regulations require each new tire
manufacturer or tire retreader to mold a
TIN into or onto a sidewall of each tire
produced.
The TIN is a unique identifier which facilitates efforts by tire manufactures to notify
purchasers in recall situations or other
safety matters concerning tires and gives
purchasers the means to easily identify
such tires.
The TIN is comprised of “Manufacturer’s
identification mark”, “Tire size”, “Tire type
code” and “Date of manufacture”.
Operation
Tires and wheels
1 DOT
2 Manufacturer’s identification mark
3 Tire size
4 Tire type code (at the option of the tire
manufacturer)
5 Date of manufacture
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
DOT (Department of Transportation)
Tire type code
A tire branding symbol 1 (컄 page 411)
which denotes the tire meets requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The code 4 (컄 page 411) may, at the
option of the manufacturer, be used as a
descriptive code for identifying significant
characteristics of the tire.
Manufacturer’s identification mark
Date of manufacture
The manufacturer’s identification mark 2
(컄 page 411) denotes the tire
manufacturer.
The date of manufacture 5 (컄 page 411)
identifies the week and year of manufacture.
New tires have a mark with two symbols.
The first two figures identify the week,
starting with “01” to represent the first full
week of the calendar year. The second two
figures represent the year.
Retreaded tires have a mark with four symbols. For more information on retreaded
tires, see (컄 page 385).
Tire size
For example, “3202” represents the 32nd
week of 2002.
The code 3 (컄 page 411) indicates the
tire size.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Maximum tire load
Warning!
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Maximum tire inflation pressure
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit as indicated on the Tire
and Loading Information placard located on
the driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the
tires can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
1 Maximum tire load rating
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
The maximum tire load is the maximum
weight the tires are designed to support.
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For more information on tire load rating
(컄 page 407).
For information on calculating total and
cargo load capacities (컄 page 390).
1 Maximum permissible tire inflation
pressure
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
This is the maximum permissible tire
inflation pressure for the tire.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Always follow the recommended tire
inflation pressure (컄 page 394) for proper
tire inflation.
Warning!
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Never exceed the max. tire inflation
pressure. Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
(U.S. vehicles)
Tire manufacturers are required to grade
tires based on three performance factors:
treadwear, traction and
temperature resistance.
Treadwear Traction Temperature
200
AA
A
All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to
these grades.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
Quality grades can be found, where applicable, on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For
example:
1 Treadwear
2 Traction
3 Temperature resistance
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Treadwear
Traction
Temperature
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when
tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly
from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden
tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a
level of performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel
than the minimum required by law.
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Warning!
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The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
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Tire ply material
Tire and loading terminology
Accessory weight
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
excessive heat build-up and possible tire
failure.
1 Plies in sidewall
2 Plies under tread
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
This marking tells you about the type of
cord and number of plies in the sidewall
and under the tread.
The combined weight (in excess of those
standard items which may be replaced) of
automatic transmission, power steering,
power brakes, power windows, power
seats, radio, and heater, to the extent that
these items are available as
factory-installed equipment (whether
installed or not).
Air pressure
The amount of air inside the tire pressing
outward on each square inch of the tire.
Air pressure is expressed in pounds per
square inch (psi), or kilopascal (kPa) or
bars.
Aspect ratio
Dimensional relationship between tire
section height and section width
expressed in percentage.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Bar
DOT (Department of Transportation)
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
Another metric unit for air pressure. There
are 14.5038 pounds per square inch (psi)
to 1 bar; there are 100 kilopascals (kPa)
to 1 bar.
A tire branding symbol which denotes the
tire meets requirements of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
The GVW comprises the weight of the
vehicle including fuel, tools, spare wheel,
installed accessories, passengers and
cargo and, if applicable, trailer tongue
load. The GVW must never exceed the
GVWR indicated on the certification label
located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
Bead
The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped
by steel cords that hold the tire onto the
rim.
Cold tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressure when your vehicle
has been sitting for at least 3 hours or
driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Curb weight
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum
capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, and, if so
equipped, air conditioning and additional
optional equipment, but without passengers and cargo.
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The GAWR is the maximum permissible
axle weight. The gross vehicle weight on
each axle must never exceed the GAWR for
the front and rear axle indicated on the
certification label located on the driver’s
door B-pillar.
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
The GTW is the weight of the trailer plus
the weight of all cargo, equipment, luggage
etc. loaded on the trailer.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
This is the maximum permissible vehicle
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (weight of
the vehicle including all options, passengers, fuel, and cargo and, if applicable,
trailer tongue load). It is indicated on
certification label located on the driver’s
door B-pillar.
Kilopascal (kPa)
The metric unit for air pressure. There are
6.9 kPa to 1 psi; another metric unit for air
pressure is bars. There are 100 kilopascals
(kPa) to 1 bar.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Maximum load rating
Production options weight
Rim
The maximum load in kilograms and
pounds that can be carried by the tire.
The combined weight of those installed
regular production options weighing over
5 lbs (2.3 kilograms) in excess of those
standard items which they replace, not
previously considered in curb weight or
accessory weight, including heavy duty
brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty
battery, and special trim.
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube
assembly upon which the tire beads are
seated.
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
The sum of curb weight, accessory weight,
total load limit and production options
weight.
Maximum tire inflation pressure
PSI (Pounds per square inch)
This number is the greatest amount of air
pressure that should ever be put in the tire
under normal driving conditions.
A standard unit of measure for air pressure
-> bar, kilopascal (kPa).
Normal occupant weight
Recommended tire inflation pressure
The number of occupants the vehicle is
designed to seat, multiplied by
68 kilograms (150 lbs).
Occupant distribution
The distribution of occupants in a vehicle
at their designated seating positions.
Recommended tire inflation pressure for
normal driving conditions is listed on the
Tire and Loading Information placard located on driver’s door B-pillar. Provides best
handling, tread life and riding comfort. If so
equipped, supplemental information pertaining to special driving situations can be
found on the tire inflation pressure label on
the inside of the fuel filler flap.
Sidewall
The portion of a tire between the tread and
the bead.
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
Unique identifier which facilitates efforts
by tire manufacturers to notify purchasers
in recall situations or other safety matters
concerning tires and gives purchases the
means to easily identify such tires. The TIN
is comprised of “Manufacturer’s identification mark”, “Tire size”, “Tire type code”
and “Date of manufacture”.
Tire load rating
Numerical code associated with the
maximum load a tire can support.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire ply composition and material used
Tread
Vehicle maximum load on the tire
This indicates the number of plies or the
number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in
the tire tread and sidewall. Tire manufacturers also must indicate the ply materials
in the tire and sidewall, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
The portion of a tire that comes into
contact with the road.
Load on an individual tire that is
determined by distributing to each axle its
share of the maximum loaded vehicle
weight and dividing it by two.
Tire speed rating
Treadwear indicators
Narrow bands, sometimes called
“wear bars” that show across the tread of
a tire when only 1/16 in (1.6 mm) of tread
remains.
Part of tire designation; indicates the
speed range for which a tire is approved.
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating)
Total load limit
Maximum permissible weight on trailer
tongue.
Rated cargo and luggage load plus
68 kilograms (150 lbs) times the vehicle’s
designated seating capacity.
Traction
Force exerted by the vehicle on the road
via the tires. The amount of grip provided.
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
A tire information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a tire’s traction,
temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers using
government testing procedures. The
ratings are molded into the sidewall of the
tire.
Rotating tires
Warning!
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Rotate front and rear wheels only if they are
of the same dimension.
If your vehicle is equipped with mixed-size
tires (different tire dimensions front vs.
rear), tire rotation is not possible.
Tire rotation can be performed on vehicles
with tires of the same dimension all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
tires of the same dimension all around,
tires can be rotated, observing a
front-to-rear rotation pattern that will
maintain the intended rotation (spinning)
direction of the tire (컄 page 388).
Operation
Tires and wheels
In some cases, such as when your vehicle
is equipped with mixed-size tires (different
tire dimension front vs. rear), tire rotation
is not possible.
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration, tires can be rotated according to
the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals in the tire manufacturer’s warranty
pamphlet located in your vehicle literature
portfolio. If none is available, tires should
be rotated every 3000 to 6000 miles
(5000 to 10000 km), or sooner if necessary, according to the degree of tire wear.
The same rotation (spinning) direction
must be maintained (컄 page 388).
Warning!
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Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. Wheels could become
loose if not tightened with a torque of
110 lb-ft (150 Nm).
Only use genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel
bolts specified for your vehicle’s rims.
For information on wheel change, see the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 495) and
(컄 page 523).
Rotate tires before the characteristic tire
wear pattern becomes visible (shoulder
wear on front tires and tread center wear
on rear tires).
Thoroughly clean the mounting face of
wheels and brake disks, i.e. the inner side
of the wheels/tires, during each rotation.
Check for and ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
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Operation
Winter driving
Before the onset of winter, have your
vehicle winterized at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. This
service includes:
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Check of anticorrosion and antifreeze
concentration.
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Addition of cleaning concentrate to the
water of the windshield and headlamp
cleaning system. Add MB Concentrate
“MB SummerFit” to a premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze
which is formulated for below freezing
temperatures (컄 page 567).
앫
Battery test. Battery capacity drops
with decreasing ambient temperature.
A well charged battery helps to make
sure that the engine can be started
even at low ambient temperatures.
앫
Tire change. Mercedes-Benz recommends M+S rated radial-ply tires with a
minimum tread depth of approximately
1
/6 in (4 mm) on all four wheels for the
winter season.
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Winter tires
Warning!
Always use winter tires at temperatures
below 45°F (7°C) and whenever wintry
road conditions prevail. Not all M+S rated
tires provide special winter performance.
Make sure the tires you use show the
mountain/snowflake.marking on the
tire sidewall. These tires meet specific
snow traction performance requirements
of the Rubber Manufacturers Association
(RMA) and The Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) and have been designed specifically for use in snow conditions. Use of
winter tires is the only way to achieve the
maximum effectiveness of the ABS, ESP®,
4-ETS, and EBP in winter operation.
For safe handling, make sure all mounted
winter tires are of the same make and have
the same tread design.
G
Winter tires with a tread depth of less than
1/ in (4 mm) must be replaced. They are no
6
longer suitable for winter operation.
Always observe the speed rating of the
winter tires installed on your vehicle. If the
maximum speed for which your tires are
rated is below the speed rating of your
vehicle, you must place a notice to this
effect where it will be seen by the driver.
Such notices are available from your tire
dealer or from any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Operation
Winter driving
Warning!
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If you use your spare tire when winter tires
are fitted on the other wheels, be aware that
the difference in tire characteristics may
very well impair turning stability and that
overall driving stability may be reduced.
Adapt your driving style accordingly.
Have the spare tire replaced with a winter
tire at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Snow chains
! Even on vehicles with all-wheel-drive use
snow chains on rear tires only.
Some tire sizes do not leave adequate clearance
for snow chains. To help avoid serious damage to
your vehicle or tires, use of snow chains is not
permissible with the spare wheel.
! Vehicles with ADS*:
When driving with snow chains, do not select
SPORT mode (컄 page 281).
Please observe the following guidelines
when using snow chains:
앫
Use of snow chains is not permissible
with all wheel/tire combinations
(컄 page 554).
앫
Snow chains should only be used on
the rear wheels. Follow the manufacturer’s mounting instructions.
앫
Only use snow chains that are
approved by Mercedes-Benz. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will be glad to advise you on this
subject.
앫
Use of snow chains may be prohibited
depending on location. Always check
local and state laws before installing
snow chains.
앫
Do not use snow chains on the spare
wheel (컄 page 556).
i When driving with snow chains, you may
wish to deactivate the ESP® (컄 page 107)
before setting the vehicle in motion. This will
improve the vehicle’s traction.
Snow chains should only be driven on
snow-covered roads at speeds not to
exceed 30 mph (50 km/h). Remove chains
as soon as possible when driving on roads
without snow.
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Operation
Maintenance
We strongly recommend that you have
your vehicle serviced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center, in
accordance with the Maintenance Booklet
at the times called for by the maintenance
service indicator display.
Starting approximately 1 month before the
next maintenance service is due, one of
the following messages will appear in the
multifunction display while you are driving
or when you switch on the ignition (example service A):
! Failure to have the vehicle maintained in
accordance with the Maintenance Booklet and
maintenance service indicator at the designated
times/mileage will result in vehicle damage not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Service
Service
Service
Service
Maintenance service indicator
message
The maintenance service indicator message will notify you when the next maintenance service is due.
A
A
A
A
in XXXXX miles (km)
in XXX days
in X day
due now
The maintenance services will be indicated
by showing a service type A through type H
in the multifunction display. Types A
through H are classified based on estimated time needed to perform the maintenance service, ranging:
from
Service A
(approximately 1 hour)
to
Service H
(approximately 8 hours)
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Refer to Maintenance Booklet for a listing
of maintenance services and intervals they
need to be performed at.
i The Maintenance System in your vehicle
tracks distance driven and the time elapsed
since the last maintenance service and calculates other maintenance service work required.
Operation
Maintenance
Clearing the maintenance service
indicator message
You can also clear it yourself:
If you have exceeded the suggested maintenance service term, you will see the following message in the multifunction
display:
The maintenance service indicator message is automatically cleared
앫
앫
after approximately 10 seconds when
you switch on the ignition or when
reaching the maintenance service
threshold while driving
after approximately 30 seconds, once
the suggested maintenance service
term has passed
Maintenance service term exceeded
Service A exceeded by XXXXX miles (km)
Service A exceeded by XXX days
Service A exceeded by X day
In addition, a signal sounds when the
message appears.
1 Reset button
왘
Press reset button 1 on the instrument cluster.
The maintenance service indicator
message is cleared and the standard
display appears in the multifunction
display (컄 page 164).
Any authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will reset the maintenance service
indicator following a completed maintenance service.
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Operation
Maintenance
Calling up the maintenance service
indicator display
You can call up the maintenance service indicator display at any time to check when
the next maintenance service is due.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display appears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 164).
왘
Press button k or j until the
maintenance service indicator display
with the service symbol 9 and the
service deadline appears in the multifunction display.
i If the battery is disconnected, the days of
disconnection will not be included in the count
shown by the maintenance service indicator.
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To arrive at the true maintenance service deadline, you will need to subtract these days from
the days shown in the maintenance service indicator message or maintenance service indicator
display.
Do not confuse the maintenance service indicator with the engine oil level indicator N.
Resetting the maintenance service
indicator
In the event that the maintenance service
on your vehicle is not carried out by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center, you can have the maintenance
service indicator reset. The automotive
maintenance facility carrying out the
maintenance service will find the information for resetting the maintenance service
indicator in the maintenance-relevant
information for your vehicle. Such information is available from either your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center or directly from Mercedes-Benz.
! If the maintenance service indicator was
inadvertently reset, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center correct it.
Only reset if the proper maintenance service has
been performed. Resetting the system without
performing the proper service as called for by
the maintenance service indicator will result in
engine damage and/or other vehicle damage not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Operation
Vehicle care
왔 Vehicle care
Cleaning and care of the vehicle
Regular and proper care will help to
maintain the value of your vehicle. The
best way to protect your vehicle from
harmful environmental influences is to
wash it and use protective treatments
regularly.
While in operation, even while parked, your
vehicle is subjected to varying external influences which, if gone unchecked, can attack the paintwork as well as the
underbody and cause lasting damage.
Such damage is caused not only by
extreme and varying climatic conditions,
but also by:
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Air pollution
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Road salt
Many cleaning products can be hazardous.
Some are poisonous, others are flammable.
Always follow the instructions on the particular container. Always open your vehicle’s
doors or windows when cleaning the inside.
앫
Tar
앫
Gravel and stone chipping
Never use fluids or solvents that are not designed for cleaning your vehicle.
앫
Grease and oil
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Fuel
앫
Coolant
앫
Brake fluid
앫
Bird droppings
앫
Insects
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Tree resins, etc.
Warning!
Always lock away cleaning products and
keep them out of reach of children.
To avoid paint damage, you should
immediately remove:
Frequent washing reduces and/or
eliminates the aggressiveness and
potency of the above adverse influences.
More frequent washings are necessary to
deal with unfavorable conditions:
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near the ocean
앫
in industrial areas (smoke, exhaust
emissions)
앫
during winter operation
You should check your vehicle from time to
time for stone chipping or other damage.
Any damage should be repaired as soon as
possible to prevent corrosion.
In doing so, do not neglect the underbody
of the vehicle. A prerequisite for a thorough check is a washing of the underbody
followed by a thorough inspection. Damaged areas need to be re-undercoated.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Your vehicle has been treated at the factory with a wax-base rustproofing in the body
cavities which will last for the lifetime of
the vehicle. Post-production treatment is
neither necessary nor recommended by
Mercedes-Benz because of the possibility
of incompatibility between materials used
in the production process and others applied later.
We have selected car-care products and
compiled recommendations which are
specially matched to our vehicles and
which always reflect the latest technology.
You can obtain Mercedes-Benz approved
car-care products at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Scratches, corrosive deposits, corrosion or
damage due to negligent or incorrect care
cannot always be removed or repaired with
the car-care products recommended here.
In such cases it is best to seek aid at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
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The following topics deal with the cleaning
and care of your vehicle and give important
“how-to” information as well as references
to Mercedes-Benz approved car-care
products.
Power washer
! Follow the instructions provided by the
power washer manufacturer on maintaining a
distance between the vehicle and the nozzle of
the power washer.
Never use a round nozzle to power-wash tires.
The intense jet of water can result in damage to
the tire.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Always keep the jet of water moving across the
surface. Do not aim directly at electrical parts,
electrical connectors, seals, or other rubber
parts.
i Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
If a door handle is hit by a strong jet of water, and
a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is in close
proximity, i.e. within approximately 3 ft (approximately 1 m), the vehicle could be inadvertently
locked or unlocked.
Tar stains
Quickly remove tar stains before they dry
and become more difficult to remove. A tar
remover is recommended.
Paintwork, painted body components
! Affixing stickers, adhesive tape or similar
materials to painted body components may
damage the paintwork.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care
should be applied when water drops on the
paint surface do not “bead up”. This should
normally be done every 3 to 5 months,
depending on the climate and washing
detergent used.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Cleaner
should be applied if the paint surface
shows signs of dirt embedding (i.e. loss of
gloss).
Operation
Vehicle care
Do not apply any of these products or wax
if your vehicle is parked in the sun or if the
hood is still hot.
왘
Use the appropriate MB-Touch-Up
Stick for quick and provisional repairs
of minor paint damage (i.e. chips from
stones, vehicle doors, etc.).
Engine cleaning
Prior to cleaning the engine compartment
make sure to protect electrical components and connectors from the intrusion of
water and cleaning agents.
Corrosion protection, such as
MB Anticorrosion Wax, should be applied
to the engine compartment after every engine cleaning. Before applying, all control
linkage bushings and joints should be lubricated. The poly-V-belt and all pulleys
should be protected from any wax.
Vehicle washing
왘
In the winter, thoroughly remove all traces
of road salt as soon as possible.
When washing the vehicle underbody, do
not forget to clean the inner sides of the
wheels.
Thoroughly spray the vehicle with a diffused jet of water.
Direct only a very weak spray towards
the ventilation intake.
왘
Use plenty of water and rinse the
sponge and chamois frequently.
i Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
If a door handle is hit by a strong jet of water, and
a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is in close
proximity, i.e. within approximately 3 ft (approximately 1 m), the vehicle could be inadvertently
locked or unlocked.
왘
Rinse with clean water and thoroughly
dry with a chamois.
Hand-wash
Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-sratching cloth when cleaning the vehicle.
Do not attempt to wipe the surface with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Do not use hot water or wash your vehicle
in direct sunlight.
왘
Only use a mild car wash detergent,
such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car
Shampoo.
Do not allow cleaning agents to dry on
the finish.
! Do not use scouring agents on these parts.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the paint.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Automatic car wash
You can have your car washed in an automatic car wash from the start. Automatic
car washes without brushes are preferable.
왘
To protect the filter system, switch the
climate control system (컄 page 218) or
the automatic climate control system*
(컄 page 232) to air recirculation mode.
! Do not clean your vehicle in an automatic
touchless car wash which use caustic spray.
Otherwise the caustic spray will damage the
paint or ornamental moldings.
If the vehicle is very dirty, prewash it
before running it through the automatic
car wash.
! Make sure that the windshield wiper switch
is set to 0 (컄 page 64). Otherwise, e.g. the rain
sensor could activate and cause the wipers to
move unintentionally. This may lead to vehicle
damage.
Due to the width of the vehicle, fold in exterior
rear view mirrors prior to running the vehicle
through an automatic car wash to prevent
damage to the mirrors.
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When taking the vehicle through an automatic conveyor type car wash, observe the
following instructions.
Warning!
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When leaving the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* in the starter switch, do
not leave children unattended in the vehicle.
It is possible for children to switch on the
ignition which could result in unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment. Unsupervised use
of vehicle equipment could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
Vehicles with SmartKey:
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill and the
ignition switched on shift the automatic
transmission to neutral position N.
왘
If engaged, release the parking brake
(컄 page 60).
왘
Switch off the ignition and leave the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
With the vehicle at a standstill, depress
the brake pedal and keep it pressed.
왘
With the ignition switched on shift the
automatic transmission to park
position P.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Remove the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button from the starter switch
(컄 page 43).
Operation
Vehicle care
왘
Insert the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* into the starter switch.
왘
Switch on the ignition.
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Shift the automatic transmission to
neutral position N
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
If engaged, release the parking brake
(컄 page 60).
왘
Switch off the ignition and leave the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* in the
starter switch.
i After running the vehicle through an automatic car wash, wipe any wax off of the windshield (컄 page 431). This will prevent smears
and reduce wiping noise which can be caused by
residual wax on the windshield.
Ornamental moldings
For regular cleaning and care of ornamental moldings, use a damp cloth.
! Do not use chrome cleaner on ornamental
moldings. Although ornamental moldings may
have chrome appearance, they could be made of
anodized aluminum that will be damaged when
cleaned with chrome cleaner. Instead, use a
damp cloth to clean those ornamental moldings.
For very dirty ornamental moldings of which you
are sure are chrome-plated, use a chrome cleaner. If in doubt whether an ornamental molding is
chrome-plated, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Headlamps, brake lamps, tail lamps,
side markers, turn signal lenses
왘
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water.
! Only use window cleaning solutions that are
suitable for plastic lamp lenses. Window cleaning solutions which are not suitable may damage
the plastic lamp lenses of the headlamps. Therefore, do not use abrasives, solvents or cleaners
that contain solvents.
Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-scratching cloth when cleaning the lenses.
Do not attempt to wipe dirty lenses with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the lens
surface.
When leaving the car wash, make sure that the
mirrors are folded out. Otherwise they may
vibrate.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Cleaning the Distronic* system sensor
cover
왘
Restart the engine after cleaning sensor cover 1.
Cleaning the Parktronic* system
sensors
! Do not apply strong pressure to the sensor
covers. Applying strong pressure may damage
the sensor covers.
Follow the instructions provided by the power
washer manufacturer on maintaining a distance
between the vehicle and the nozzle of the power
washer.
! To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and only use a soft, non-scratching cloth
when cleaning the sensors. Do not attempt to
wipe dirty sensors with a dry cloth or sponge.
1 Distronic* system sensor cover
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 42).
왘
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water and a
non-scratching cloth to clean sensor
cover 1.
! To prevent scratches or damage, never
apply strong force and use only a soft,
non-scratchy cloth when cleaning the sensor
cover 1. Do not attempt to wipe dirty sensors
with a dry cloth or sponge.
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1 Parktronic* system sensors in front
bumper
왘
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water and a soft,
non-scratching cloth to clean
sensors 1 on the bumpers.
Operation
Vehicle care
Cleaning the Rear View Camera lens*
! Do not clean the camera and the area
around the camera:
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with a high-pressure cleaner
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with a dry cloth and high pressure
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with aggressive cleaning agents
You could otherwise damage the camera.
1 Camera lens
왘
Only use clean water and a soft,
non-scratching cloth to clean the
camera lens 1.
Be careful not to apply wax to camera
lens 1 when waxing the vehicle. If
necessary, remove the wax using the
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo
with plenty of water.
Cleaning the windows and the wiper
blades
Warning!
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For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove SmartKey from starter switch
(vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: Make sure the
vehicle’s on-board electronics have
status 0) before cleaning the windshield
and/or the wiper blades. Otherwise, the
wiper motor could suddenly turn on and
cause injury.
왘
Fold the wiper arms forward until they
engage.
! Do not pull on the wiper blade inserts. They
could tear.
왘
Clean the wiper blade inserts with a
clean cloth and detergent solution.
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컄컄
Operation
Vehicle care
컄컄왘
Use a soft, clean cloth and a mild window cleaning solution on all outside
and inside glass surfaces.
An automotive glass cleaner is recommended.
! Fold the windshield wiper arms back onto
the windshield before turning the SmartKey in
the starter switch or pressing the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*).
Hold on to the wiper when folding the wiper arm
back. If released, the force of the impact from
the tensioning spring could crack the windshield.
! To clean the window interior, do not use a
dry cloth, abrasives, solvents or cleaners containing solvents. Do not touch the inside of the
front, rear or side windows and the power
tilt/sliding sunroof* or rear panorama roof with
hard objects such as an ice scraper or ring.
Doing so may damage the windows.
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Light alloy wheels
Plastic and rubber parts
If possible, clean wheels once a week.
왘
Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution.
왘
Wipe with a cloth moistened in a
lukewarm solution.
왘
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel
Care, a soft bristle brush and a strong
spray of water for cleaning the light alloy wheels.
! Only use acid-free cleaning materials. Acid
may cause corrosion or damage the clear coat.
! The vehicle should not be parked for an extended period of time immediately after it has
been cleaned, especially not after the wheel rims
have been cleaned with wheel rim cleaner.
Wheel rim cleaners can lead to increased
corrosion of the brake disks and brake pads.
Non-approved wheel cleaners may also damage
the wheel paint if the car is not driven after
cleaning. Therefore, the vehicle’s brake system
should always be warmed-up before it is parked
after cleaning. To do so, please drive your vehicle
for several minutes to allow the brakes to dry.
When applying Mercedes-Benz approved Tire
Care and Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care
products, take care not to spray them on the
brake disks.
The surface may temporarily change
color. If this is the case, wait for it to
dry.
Warning!
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Do not use cleaners or cockpit care sprays
containing solvents to clean the cockpit or
the steering wheel. Cleaners containing solvents will make the surface porous and vehicle occupants could suffer serious injuries
from plastic parts coming loose in the event
of air bag deployment.
Operation
Vehicle care
! Do not use oil, wax or scouring agents on
Steering wheel
Seat belts
these parts.
왘
왘
Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-scratching cloth when cleaning the surface.
Do not attempt to wipe the surface with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the
surface.
Carpets
왘
Hard plastic trim items
왘
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care, a soft, lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
! Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-scratching cloth when cleaning the surface.
Do not attempt to wipe the surface with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz
approved Leather Care.
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Carpet
and Fabric Care for cleaning the carpets.
Headliner
왘
Use a soft bristle brush or a
dry-shampoo cleaner in case of
excessive dirt.
Only use clear, lukewarm water and
soap.
! The seat belts must not be treated with
chemical cleaning agents. Do not dry the seat
belts at temperatures above 176°F (80°C) or in
direct sunlight.
Warning!
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Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the
surface.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Upholstery
Leather upholstery*
MB Tex upholstery
Using aftermarket seat covers or wearing
clothing that have the tendency to give off
coloring (e.g. when wet, etc.) may cause
the upholstery to become permanently discolored. By lining the seats with a proper
intermediate cover, contact-discoloration
will be prevented.
Please not that leather upholstery is a
natural product and is therefore subject to
a natural aging process. Leather
upholstery may also react to certain
ambient influences such as high humidity
or high temperature by showing wrinkles
for example.
왘
Warning!
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Only use seat or head restraint covers which
have been tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model.
Using other seat or head restraint covers
may interfere with or prevent
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deployment of the front side impact air
bags
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deployment of the rear side impact air
bags*
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activation of the active head restraints
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center for availability.
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왘
Wipe leather upholstery with a damp
cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with
Mercedes-Benz approved Leather
Care.
! To avoid damage to leather upholstery:
앫
Wipe with light pressure only.
앫
Do not clean with abrasive cleaning agents
such as scouring milk or powder.
앫
Do not soak the leather upholstery.
As leather is a natural product, it could
otherwise harden or become porous.
앫
Exercise particular care when cleaning
perforated leather as its underside should
not become wet.
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto a soft, lint-free cloth and
apply with light pressure for cleaning
the upholstery.
Wood trims
왘
Dampen cloth using water and use
damp cloth to clean wood trims in your
vehicle.
! Do not use solvents like tar remover or
wheel cleaner nor polishes or waxes as these
may be abrasive.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Where will I find ...?
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Opening/closing in an emergency
Resetting activated head restraints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
Replacing bulbs
Replacing wiper blades
Flat tire
Bleeding the fuel system
(diesel engine only)
Battery
Jump starting
Towing the vehicle
Fuses
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Lamps in instrument cluster
General information:
If any of the following lamps in the instrument cluster fails to come on during the
bulb self-check when switching on the
ignition, have the respective bulb checked
and replaced if necessary.
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
ABS has detected a malfunction and has
switched off. The BAS, ESP®, EBP and 4-ETS
are also switched off (see messages in multifunction display).
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
왘
Read and observe messages in the
multifunction display (컄 page 451).
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The yellow ABS indicator lamp
comes on while the engine is
running.
The brake system is still functioning normally
but without the ABS available.
왘 Have the system checked at an
If the ABS control unit is malfunctioning,
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
other systems such as the navigation
Truck Center as soon as possible.
system* or the automatic transmission may Failure to follow these instructions
also be malfunctioning.
increases the risk of an accident.
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts. The ABS has switched off.
When the voltage is above this value
again, the ABS is operational again and
The battery might not be charged sufficiently. the ABS indicator lamp should go out.
If the ABS indicator lamp does not go out:
왘
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Have the generator (alternator) and
the battery checked.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
;
3
(USA only)
The red brake warning lamp
comes on while driving and
(Canada only)
you hear a warning sound.
Warning!
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Driving with the brake warning lamp illuminated can result in an accident. Have your
brake system checked immediately if the
brake warning lamp stays on.
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
You are driving with the
parking brake set.
왘
Release the parking brake
(컄 page 60).
There is insufficient brake fluid
in the reservoir.
왘
Risk of accident! Carefully stop the
vehicle in a safe location or as soon it
is safe to do so.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
왘
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center. Do not add brake
fluid! This will not solve the problem.
Do not add brake fluid before checking the
brake system. Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot
engine parts and the brake fluid catching
fire. You can be seriously burned.
! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
fluid reservoir has fallen to the minimum mark or
below, have the brake system checked for brake
pad thickness and leaks.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
;
3
v
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Possible cause/consequence
(USA only)
(Canada only)
Suggested solution
The red brake warning lamp
A malfunction in the Electronic 왘 Have the system checked at an authocomes on while driving. In ad- Brake Proportioning
rized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
dition, the yellow ABS malfunc- (컄 page 109) was detected.
Center as soon as possible.
tion indicator lamp, and the
Failure to follow these instructions
yellow ESP® warning lamp
increases the risk of an accident.
come on and a warning will
sound.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
?
±
Possible cause/consequence Suggested solution
(USA only)
The yellow engine malfunc- There is a malfunction in:
tion indicator lamp comes
(Canada only)
앫 The fuel management
on while driving.
system
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The ignition system
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The emission control system
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Systems which affect
emissions
Such malfunctions may result in
excessive emissions values and
may switch the engine to its
limp-home (emergency operation) mode (컄 page 202).
왘
Have the vehicle checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
An on-board diagnostic connector is
used by the service station to link the
vehicle to the shop diagnostics system.
It allows the accurate identification of
system malfunctions through the readout of diagnostic trouble codes. It is located in the front left area of the
footwell next to the parking brake pedal.
i Some states may by law require you to visit
a workshop as soon as the engine malfunction
indicator lamp comes on. Check local requirements.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
?
±
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The yellow engine malfunction A loss of pressure has been
왘 Check the fuel cap (컄 page 375).
indicator lamp comes on while detected in the fuel system.
If it is not closed properly:
(Canada only)
driving.
The fuel cap may not be closed
왘 Close the fuel cap.
properly.
The fuel system may be leaky. If it is closed properly:
(USA only)
Your fuel tank is empty.
왘
Have the fuel system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
왘
After refueling start, turn off and
restart the engine three or four times in
succession.
The limp-home mode is canceled. You do
not need to have your vehicle checked.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
v
Possible cause/consequence
The yellow ABS/ESP® warning The ESP® has been switched off.
lamp comes on while driving.
Risk of accident!
Suggested solution
왘
Switch the ESP® back on (컄 page 108).
Exceptions: (컄 page 107).
®
When the ESP® is switched off it will not sta- 왘 If leaving the ESP switched off, adapt
your speed and driving to the prevailing
bilize the vehicle if the system recognizes
road and weather conditions.
that the vehicle starts to skid or that a wheel
is spinning.
If the ESP® cannot be switched on:
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
The ESP® is not operational due to a malfunction.
왘
Observe additional messages in the
multifunction display.
Risk of accident!
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road and weather conditions.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
v
The yellow ABS/ESP® warning
lamp flashes while driving.
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The ESP®, ABS, or traction control has come
into operation because of detected traction
loss in at least one tire.
왘
When driving off, apply as little throttle as possible.
왘
While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
왘
Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road and weather conditions.
왘
Do not deactivate the ESP®.
Exceptions: (컄 page 107).
The cruise control and the Distronic* system
are deactivated.
Failure to follow these instructions
increases the risk of an accident.
The yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp in the fuel gauge
comes on while driving.
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The fuel level has gone below the reserve
mark.
왘
Refuel at the next gas station
(컄 page 375).
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
<
<
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The red seat belt telltale comes The seat belt telltale reminds you and your
on for a maximum of 6 seconds passengers to fasten your seat belts before
after starting the engine.
driving off.
왘
You hear a warning chime for a
maximum of 6 seconds after
starting the engine.
왘
You have forgotten to fasten your seat belt.
Fasten your seat belts.
Regardless of whether the seat belts
are fastened or not, the seat belt telltale always comes on and remains lit
for 6 seconds after starting the
engine.
Fasten your seat belts.
The warning chime stops sounding.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
<
Possible cause/consequence
The red seat belt telltale comes You and/or your front passenger have
on while the vehicle is standing forgotten to fasten your seat belts.
still and the engine is running or
There are items placed on the front passenduring driving.
ger seat and therefore the system senses the
front passenger seat as being occupied.
Suggested solution
왘
Fasten your seat belts.
The seat belt telltale goes out.
왘
Remove the items from the front passenger seat and put them in a safe
place.
The seat belt telltale goes out.
<
During driving the red seat belt
telltale flashes and you additionally hear an intermittent warning
chime with increasing intensity.
The vehicle’s speed once exceeded 15 mph
(25 km/h) and you and/or your front passenger have forgotten to fasten your seat
belts.
왘
There are items placed on the front passenger seat and therefore the system senses the
front passenger seat as being occupied.
왘
Fasten your seat belts.
The seat belt telltale goes out and the
warning chime stops sounding.
Remove the items from the front passenger seat and put them in a safe
place.
The seat belt telltale goes out and the
warning chime stops sounding.
i After 60 seconds with an unfastened seat
belt the warning chime stops sounding and the
seat belt telltale illuminates continuously.
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The seat belt telltale will only go out if both, the
driver and front passenger’s seat belt are
fastened, or the vehicle is standing still and a
front door is opened.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
l
1
The red distance warning lamp
comes on while driving and you
hear a warning chime sound.
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
You are gaining too rapidly on the vehicle ahead
of you.
왘
Apply the brakes immediately.
왘
Carefully observe the traffic
situation. You may need to brake
or maneuver to avoid hitting an
obstacle.
왘
Drive with added caution to the
nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
The Distronic* has recognized a stationary obstacle on your probable line of travel.
The red SRS indicator lamp comes There is a malfunction in the restraint systems.
on while driving.
The air bags or emergency tensioning device
(ETDs) could deploy unexpectedly or fail to
deploy unexpectedly in an accident.
Warning!
G
In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center immediately to have the system checked, otherwise
the SRS may not be activated when needed
in an accident, which could result in serious
or fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could result in
an accident and/or injury to you or to
others.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
H
USA only:
The TPMS (USA only) or Advanced TPMS* 왘 Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
Combination low tire pres(Canada only) detects a loss of pressure in
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
sure/TPMS malfunction telltale at least one tire.
maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation
for the TPMS illuminates continaround you.
uously.
왘 Read and observe messages in the
Canada only:
multifunction display.
Low tire pressure telltale for the
If the tire inflation pressure in the respecAdvanced TPMS* illuminates
tive tire(s) has (have) been corrected, the
continuously.
combination low tire pressure/TPMS malfunction telltale goes out after few minutes
driving.
H
USA only:
There is a malfunction in the TPMS.
Combination low tire pressure/TPMS malfunction telltale
for the TPMS flashes
60 seconds and then stays
illuminated.
왘
Read and observe messages in the
multifunction display.
왘
Have the TPMS checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
After the malfunction has been remedied
the combination low tire pressure/TPMS
malfunction telltale goes out after few
minutes driving.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Warning!
G
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
Tire and Loading Information placard on the
driver’s door B-Pillar or, if available, the tire
inflation pressure label on the fuel filler flap.
If your vehicle has tires of a different size
than the size indicated on the Tire and
Loading Information placard or, if available,
the tire inflation pressure label, you should
determine the proper tire inflation pressure
for those tires.
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency
and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Please
note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if underinflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
TPMS malfunctions may occur for a variety
of reasons, including the installation of incompatible replacement or alternate tires or
wheels on the vehicle that prevent the TPMS
from functioning properly. Always check the
TPMS malfunction telltale after replacing
one or more tires or wheels on your vehicle
to ensure that the replacement or alternate
tires and wheels allow the TPMS to continue
to function properly.
USA only:
Your vehicle has also been equipped with a
TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate
when the system is not operating properly.
The TPMS malfunction indicator is combined with the low tire pressure telltale.
When the system detects a malfunction, the
telltale will flash for approximately 1 minute
and then remain continuously illuminated.
This sequence will continue upon subsequent vehicle start-ups as long as the
malfunction exists. When the malfunction
indicator is illuminated, the system may not
be able to detect or signal low tire pressure
as intended.
447
Practical hints
What to do if …
Lamp in center console
Problem
Vehicles with
OCS* only
59
Warning!
Possible cause/consequence
The front passenger
The system is malfunctioning.
front air bag off indicator lamp illuminates
and remains illuminated with the weight of a
typical adult or someone larger than a small
individual on the front
passenger seat.
G
If the 59 indicator lamp
illuminates and remains illuminated with the
weight of a typical adult or someone larger
than a small individual on the front passenger seat, do not have any passenger use the
front passenger seat until the system has
been repaired.
448
Suggested solution
왘
Have the system checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
왘
Also read and observe any messages
in the multifunction display and follow
corrective steps (컄 page 463).
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Vehicles with
OCS* only
59
Warning!
Possible
cause/consequence
The front passenger The system is malfunctionfront air bag off indica- ing.
tor lamp does not illuminate and/or does
not remain illuminated
with the weight of a
typical 12-month-old
child in a standard
child restraint or less
on the front passenger
seat.
G
If the 59 indicator lamp does
not illuminate or remains out with the
Suggested solution
왘
Make sure there is nothing between seat cushion and
child seat and check installation of the child seat.
왘
Make sure no objects applying supplemental weight
onto the seat are present.
왘
Make sure no objects which apply forces to the seat
are present (e.g. objects such as books, briefcases
etc. lodged behind or around the seat, head restraints
pushing against roof etc.). The system may recognize
such forces as supplemental weight.
왘
If the front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
remains out, have the system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center. Do not transport a child on the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
왘
Also note any messages in the multifunction display
and follow corrective steps (컄 page 463).
weight of a typical 12-month-old child in a
standard child restraint or less on the front
passenger seat, do not transport a child on
the front passenger seat until the system
has been repaired.
449
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Vehicles with
BabySmartTM air
bag deactivation
system, Canada
only
59
Possible cause/consequence
The front passenger
front air bag off indicator lamp illuminates
and remains
illuminated
(컄 page 87).
Suggested solution
A BabySmartTM child seat is installed on
the passenger seat. Therefore the front
passenger front air bag is switched off.
The system is malfunctioning when there
is no BabySmartTM child seat installed on
the passenger seat.
The front passenger
The system is malfunctioning.
front air bag off indicator lamp does not illuminate or does not
remain illuminated with
a BabySmartTM child
seat properly installed
on the passenger seat.
왘
Have the system checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
왘
Make sure there is nothing between
seat cushion and child seat.
왘
Check installation of the child seat
(컄 page 93).
If the front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp remains out:
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
Do not use the BabySmartTM restraint to
transport children on the front passenger
seat until the system has been repaired.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Vehicle status messages in the
multifunction display
Warning and malfunction messages
appear in the multifunction display located
in the instrument cluster.
Certain warning and malfunction messages are accompanied by an audible signal.
Address these messages accordingly and
follow the additional instructions given in
this Operator’s Manual.
Selecting the vehicle status message
memory menu in the control system
(컄 page 169) displays both cleared and
uncleared messages.
High-priority messages appear in the
multifunction display in red color.
Certain messages of high priority cannot
be cleared from the multifunction display
using the reset button (컄 page 155) or
button j, k, ÿ, or è on the
multifunction steering wheel.
Other messages of high priority and messages of less immediate priority can be
cleared from the multifunction display
using the reset button (컄 page 155) or
button j, k, ÿ, or è on the
multifunction steering wheel. They are
then stored in the vehicle status message
memory (컄 page 169). Remember that
clearing a message will only make the message disappear. Clearing a message will
not correct the condition that caused the
message to appear.
Warning!
G
All categories of messages contain
important information which should be
taken note of and, where a malfunction is
indicated, addressed as soon as possible at
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
Failure to repair condition noted may cause
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty, or result in property damage or personal injury.
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Practical hints
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Warning!
G
No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction
display is inoperative.
As a result, you will not be able to see information about your driving conditions, such
as speed or outside temperature, warning/indicator lamps, malfunction/warning
messages or the failure of any systems.
Driving characteristics may be impaired.
If you must continue to drive, please do so
with added caution. Visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon
as possible.
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i Switching on the ignition causes all
instrument cluster lamps (except high beam
headlamp indicator lamp, and turn signal
indicator lamps unless activated) as well as the
multifunction display to come on. Make sure the
lamps and multifunction display are in working
order before starting your journey.
On the pages that follow, you will find a
compilation of the most important warning
and malfunction messages that may
appear in the multifunction display.
For your convenience the messages are
divided into two sections:
앫
Text messages (컄 page 453)
앫
Symbol messages (컄 page 469)
Practical hints
What to do if …
Text messages
Display message
ABS
inoperative
See Operator’s Manual
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
The ABS has detected a malfunction
and has switched off.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon
as possible.
The ESP® and the BAS are also
deactivated.
The brake system is still functioning
normally but without the ABS available.
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of accident.
unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
The ABS was deactivated because of When the voltage is above this value again, the
insufficient power supply. The charg- ABS is operational again and the message in
ing voltage has fallen below 10 volts. the multifunction display should disappear.
The brake system is still functioning If the message in the multifunction display
normally but without the ABS
does not disappear:
available.
왘 Have the generator (alternator) and the
battery checked.
453
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
ABS
unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
If the yellow ESP® warning
lamp v flashes while driving and
this message appears, the electronic traction system has switched off
to prevent overheating of the drive
wheel brakes.
As soon as the brakes have cooled off,
the electronic traction system switches
on again.
The message in the multifunction display disappears and the ESP® warning
lamp v goes out.
The self-diagnosis has not yet been The display will clear after driving a
completed yet.
short distance at a vehicle speed of
above 12 mph (20 km/h).
Cruise control and inoperative
SPEEDTRONIC
The cruise control is malfunctioning.
왘
Have cruise control checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Cruise control
You have attempted to set a speed
while driving below 20 mph
(30 km/h).
왘
Accelerate to a speed exceeding
20 mph (30 km/h) and set the
speed (컄 page 257).
The ESP® is switched off.
왘
Switch on the ESP® (컄 page 105).
The automatic transmission is set to
position P, R, or N.
왘
Set the automatic transmission to
position D (컄 page 194).
The vehicle is secured with the
parking brake.
왘
Release the parking brake
(컄 page 60).
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--- mph
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
DISTRONIC
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
You have attempted to set a speed
while driving below 20 mph
(30 km/h).
왘
Accelerate to a speed exceeding 20 mph
(30 km/h) and set the speed (컄 page 262).
The ESP® is switched off.
왘
Switch on the ESP® (컄 page 108).
The automatic transmission is set to
position P, R, or N.
왘
Set the automatic transmission to
position D (컄 page 194).
The vehicle is secured with the
parking brake.
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 60).
inoperative
The Distronic* or the Distronic*
display are malfunctioning.
왘
Have the system checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Override
You have accelerated. The
Distronic* has switched off.
왘
Stop accelerating.
--- mph
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
DISTRONIC
456
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
available again
Distronic* had been deactivated and
is available again.
왘
Activate Distronic* (컄 page 268).
currently unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
Distronic* is deactivated because
the functionality is impaired by
external interferences, e.g.
high-frequency sources such as toll
stations, speed measuring systems
etc.
왘
Leave the area of the external interference.
왘
Activate the Distronic* again (컄 page 268),
when the message DISTRONIC available
again appears.
Distronic* is deactivated because
the Distronic* sensor has not
sensed any other vehicles or
objects, e.g. road sign or such, for a
long time.
왘
Try to activate Distronic* again
(컄 page 268), when the message
DISTRONIC available again appears.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
DISTRONIC
currently unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Distronic* is deactivated because
왘
the Distronic* cover in the
radiator grille is dirty
Clean the Distronic* cover in the radiator
grille (컄 page 430).
왘
Restart the vehicle.
the functionality is impaired by
heavy precipitation or fog
Distronic* becomes operational again without
the engine being restarted when
앫
앫
앫
dirt on the radiator grille has fallen off while
driving (e.g. slush or snow)
앫
the system recognizes full sensor
availability due to lessening rain or because
the road is drying, for example
앫
the message in the multifunction display
disappears
You can then operate Distronic* as usual again.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Depress brake
to shift out of
Park
You have tried to shift the automatic
transmission into position D, R or N
using the gear selector lever without
depressing the brake pedal.
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
Door Open
Vehicle not in Park
You have opened the driver’s door
and the transmission is still in
position D, R or N.
왘
Before you leave the vehicle, make sure
that the automatic transmission is set to
position P and that the parking brake is
engaged.
Drive to workshop
without
shifting gears
The automatic transmission cannot If the automatic transmission is set to
be shifted out of the set position be- position D:
cause of a malfunction.
왘 Without changing the automatic transmission from position D, drive to an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
If the automatic transmission is set to
position N, R or P:
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왘
Do not drive.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
ESP
inoperative
See Operator’s Manual
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
In addition, the yellow ESP® warning
lamp v comes on.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon
as possible.
The ESP® has detected a malfunction and switched off.
The ABS may still be operational.
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of an accident.
In addition, the yellow ESP® warning
lamp v comes on.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon
as possible.
The ESP® or the ESP® display is
malfunctioning.
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of an accident.
In addition, the yellow ESP® warning
lamp v comes on.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
The ESP® is deactivated because of
Truck Center as soon as possible.
a malfunction or interrupted power
Failure to follow these instructions increases
supply.
the risk of accident.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
ESP
460
Possible cause/consequence
unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
Possible solution
The ESP® was deactivated because When the voltage is above this value again, the
of insufficient power supply. The
ABS is operational again and the message in the
charging voltage has fallen below
multifunction display should disappear.
10 volts.
If the message in the multifunction display does
The brake system is still functioning not disappear:
normally but without the ABS
왘 Have the generator (alternator) and the
available.
battery checked.
If the yellow ESP® warning
lamp v flashes while driving and
this message appears, the electronic traction system has switched off
to prevent overheating of the drive
wheel brakes.
As soon as the brakes have cooled off, the
electronic traction system switches on again.
The self-diagnosis has not been
completed yet.
The display will clear after driving a short
distance at a vehicle speed of above
12 mph (20 km/h).
The message in the multifunction display disappears and the ESP® warning lamp v goes
out.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
P
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Shift to P
You have started the engine or
왘 Set the automatic transmission to
switched on the ignition with
position P.
KEYLESS-GO* and opened the
or
driver’s door with the automatic
transmission not set to position P. 왘 Close the driver’s door.
Shift to P or N
to start engine
You have attempted to start the
engine with the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button while the automatic transmission was set to
position R or D.
왘
You have tried to shift the automatic transmission into position P
using the gear selector lever
although the vehicle is still in motion.
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
Only shift to
Park when
vehicle is stationary
Set the automatic transmission to
position P or N.
Make sure the brake pedal is depressed
when attempting to start the engine
with the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
SRS
Warning!
Possible cause/consequence Possible solution
Restraint sys. malfunction The system is malfunctioning.
Visit workshop
G
In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center immediately to have the
462
system checked; otherwise the SRS may not
be activated when needed in an accident,
which could result in serious or fatal injury,
or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could also result in injury.
왘
Drive with added caution to the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible
cause/consequence
Possible solution
(Vehicles with OCS*
only)
Front passenger front air bag Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and check the front
is activated while driving even passenger seat for the following:
Front passenger airbag though a child, small
왘 Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
individual, or object below the
enabled
See Operator’s Manual system’s weight threshold is 왘 Switch off the ignition (컄 page 42).
on the front passenger seat, 왘 Remove child and child restraint from front passenger seat and properly
or the front passenger seat is
secure the child in rear seat employing the child restraint if necessary.
empty. Objects on the seat or
forces acting on the seat may 왘 Remove any other items from on and around the front passenger seat
and make sure the storage bag on the back of the front passenger seat
make the system sense supis empty.
plemental weight.
왘 Make sure that no objects which apply forces to the seat are present
(e.g. objects such as books, briefcases etc. lodged behind or around the
seat, head restraints pushing against roof etc.). The system may recognize such forces as supplemental weight and sense that an occupant on
the front passenger seat is of a greater weight than actually present.
왘
Keep the seat unoccupied, close the front passenger door and switch
on the ignition (컄 page 42).
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463
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible
cause/consequence
Possible solution
Monitor the 59 indicator lamp on the center console (컄 page 85) and
the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 26) for the following:
With the seat unoccupied and the ignition turned on,
앫
the 59 indicator lamp on the center console should illuminate and
remain illuminated, indicating that the OCS (컄 page 81) has deactivated the air
bag.
앫
the message Front passenger airbag enabled See Operator’s Manual or the
message Front passenger airbag disabled See Operator’s Manual should not
appear in the multifunction display at any time the seat is unoccupied. Wait at
least 60 seconds for the system to complete the necessary check cycles and to
make sure neither message appears in the multifunction display.
If above conditions are met, you can occupy the front passenger seat again.
Depending on the front passenger classification sensed by the OCS (컄 page 81),
the 59 indicator lamp will remain illuminated or go out.
If above conditions are not met, the system is not working properly. Have the system
checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Warning!
If the 59 indicator lamp
464
G
remains out even after performing the above
corrective steps, do not have any children
12 years old and under and other small
individuals use the front passenger seat
until the system has been repaired.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
(Vehicles with OCS* only) Front passenger front air bag is Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and check the front
Front passenger airbag deactivated while driving even passenger seat for the following:
though an adult or someone
disabled
왘 Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
See Operator’s Manual larger than a small individual is
occupying the front passenger 왘 Switch off the ignition (컄 page 42).
seat. Forces acting on the seat 왘 Have the front passenger vacate the seat and exit the vehicle.
may make the system sense a
왘 Adjust the seat in a height position (컄 page 46).
decrease in weight.
왘 Make sure that no objects which apply forces to the seat are present
(e.g. objects such as books, briefcases etc. lodged underneath, behind
or around the seat). Such forces may cause the system to sense that
an occupant of a lesser weight than actually present is on the front
passenger seat.
왘
Keep the seat unoccupied, close the front passenger door and switch
on the ignition (컄 page 42).
(Continued on next page)
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible
cause/consequence
Possible solution
Monitor the 59 indicator lamp on the center console (컄 page 85) and
the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 26) for the following:
With the seat unoccupied and the ignition turned on,
앫
the 59 indicator lamp on the center console should illuminate and
remain illuminated, indicating that the OCS (컄 page 81) has deactivated the air
bag.
앫
the message Front passenger airbag enabled See Operator’s Manual or the
message Front passenger airbag disabled See Operator’s Manual should not
appear in the multifunction display at any time the seat is unoccupied. Wait at
least 60 seconds for the system to complete the necessary check cycles and to
make sure neither message appears in the multifunction display.
If above conditions are met, you can occupy the front passenger seat again.
Depending on the front passenger classification sensed by the OCS (컄 page 81),
the 59 indicator lamp will remain illuminated or go out.
If above conditions are not met, the system is not working properly. Have the system
checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Warning!
If the 59 indicator lamp
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G
remains illuminated with an adult occupant
on the front passenger seat even after performing the above corrective steps, do not
have any passenger use the front passenger
seat until the system has been repaired.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Check tires
Then restart
Run Flat Indicator
There was a warning message about a
loss in the tire inflation pressure and
the Run Flat Indicator has not been
reactivated yet.
왘
Make sure that the correct tire inflation pressure is set
for each tire.
왘
Then reactivate the Run Flat Indicator (컄 page 398).
Run Flat Indicator
inoperative
The Run Flat Indicator is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the Run Flat Indicator checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Tire pressure
Check tires
The Run Flat Indicator indicates that
the pressure is too low in one or more
tires.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding abrupt
steering and braking maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation around you.
왘
Check and adjust tire inflation pressure as required
(컄 page 396).
왘
If necessary, replace the wheel (컄 page 523).
왘
Reactivate the Run Flat Indicator after adjusting the tire
inflation pressure values (컄 page 398).
왘
Drive the vehicle for a few minutes.
Tire pressure
displayed after
driving for
a few minutes
Vehicles with Advanced TPMS*:
The tire inflation pressure is being
checked.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Tire pressure monitor
inoperative
The TPMS or Advanced TPMS* is
malfunctioning.
왘
Have the TPMS or Advanced TPMS* checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Tire pressure monitor
inoperative
No wheel sensors
There are wheels without appropriate wheel
sensors mounted (e.g. winter tires).
왘
Have the TPMS or Advanced TPMS* checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
왘
Have the wheel sensors installed by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Tire pressure monitor
Wheel sensor missing
One or more sensors defect (e.g. battery is
empty).
왘
Have the TPMS or Advanced TPMS* checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
One or more wheels without appropriate
wheel sensors mounted (e.g. spare tire).
왘
Have the wheel sensors installed by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Vehicles with Advanced TPMS*:
The tire pressure for the respective tire is shown in
the multifunction display.
Tire pressure monitor
currently
unavailable
468
The TPMS or Advanced TPMS* is unable to
monitor the tire pressure due to
앫
a nearby radio interference source.
앫
excessive wheel sensor temperatures.
왘
As soon as the causes of the malfunction have been
removed, the TPMS or Advanced TPMS* automatically becomes active again after a few minutes driving.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Symbol messages
Display symbol
#
Display messages
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
The battery is no longer charging.
Possible causes:
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location or as
soon as it is safe to do so.
앫
alternator malfunctioning
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
앫
broken poly-V-belt
왘
Check the poly-V-belt.
Do not forget that the brake system If it is broken:
requires electrical energy and may be
왘 Do not continue to drive. Otherwise the
operating with restricted capability.
engine will overheat due to an inoperative
Considerably greater brake pedal
water pump which may result in damage
force is required and the stopping disto the engine. Notify an authorized
tance is increased.
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
If it is intact:
왘
Drive immediately to the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center. Adjust driving to be consistent
with reduced braking responsiveness.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
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Battery/Alternator
Stop vehicle
The battery is defective.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location or as
soon as it is safe to do so.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
왘
Do not continue to drive.
왘
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
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inoperative
Downhill Speed Regulation is
malfunctioning.
왘
Have the Downhill Speed Regulation
checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
2
Brake wear
The brake pads have reached
their wear limit.
왘
Have the brake pads replaced as soon as
possible.
! Brake pad thickness must be visually inspected by a qualified technician at the intervals
specified in the Maintenance Booklet.
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; (USA only)
! (Canada only)
; (USA only)
3 (Canada only)
Release
parking brake
You are driving with the parking
brake set.
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 60).
EBV, ABS, ESP inoperative The EBP, the ABS, and the ESP® 왘 Continue driving with added caution.
See Operator’s Manual
have switched off due to a malWheels may lock during hard braking,
function. The BAS is also
switched off.
The brake system is still functional but without the EBP, the
ABS, and the ESP® available.
reducing steering capability.
왘
Have the system checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of an accident.
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; (USA only)
3 (Canada only)
Check
brake fluid level
There is insufficient brake fluid
in the reservoir.
? (USA only)
± (Canada only)
Warning!
There may be a malfunction in
the
Engine
Service
G
Driving with the message Check brake
fluid level displayed can result in an accident. Have your brake system checked immediately. Do not add brake fluid before
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앫
fuel injection system
앫
ignition system
앫
exhaust system
앫
fuel system
checking the brake system. Overfilling the
brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling
brake fluid on hot engine parts and the
brake fluid catching fire. You could be seriously burned.
왘
Risk of accident! Stop the vehicle in a
safe location or as soon at is safe to do
so.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
왘
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center. Do not add brake
fluid! This will not solve the problem.
왘
Have the engine checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
fluid reservoir has fallen to the minimum mark or
below, have the brake system checked for brake
pad thickness and leaks.
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Coolant level
The coolant is too hot.
Stop car, switch engine off
Among other possible causes
(the cooling fan could be
malfunctioning), the poly-V-belt
could be broken.
왘
Stop the vehicle in safe location or as
soon as it safe to do so.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Check the poly-V-belt.
If it is broken:
왘
Do not continue to drive. Otherwise, the
engine will overheat due to an inoperative
water pump which may result in damage
to the engine. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
If it is intact:
왘
Do not continue to drive the vehicle with
this message displayed. Doing so could
result in serious engine damage that is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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왘
Observe the coolant temperature in the
multifunction display (컄 page 164).
If the temperature raises again:
왘
Warning!
G
Driving when your engine is overheated can
cause some fluids which may have leaked
into the engine compartment to catch fire.
You could be seriously burned.
Steam from an overheated engine can cause
serious burns which can occur just by opening the engine hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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During severe operation conditions and
stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant temperature may rise close to 248°F (120°C).
! The engine should not be operated with the
coolant temperature above 248°F (120°C).
Doing so may cause serious damage which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center immediately.
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Top up Coolant
See Oper. Manual
The coolant level is too low.
Warning!
왘
Add coolant (컄 page 382).
왘
If you have to add coolant frequently,
have the cooling system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
G
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine parts.
Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which
may burn if it comes into contact with hot
engine parts. You could be seriously burned.
! Do not ignore the low engine coolant level
warning. Extended driving with the message and
symbol displayed may cause serious engine
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Do not drive without sufficient amount of coolant
in the cooling system. The engine will overheat
causing major engine damage.
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Check eng. oil level
at next refueling
The engine oil level is too low.
왘
Check the engine oil level (컄 page 381).
USA only:
The engine oil level is too low.
왘
Add engine oil (컄 page 382) and check
the engine oil level (컄 page 381).
The measuring system is
malfunctioning.
왘
Have the measuring system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
Add 1 qt. engine oil
at next refueling
Canada only:
Add 1 liter engine oil
at next refueling
Engine oil level
cannot be measured
When the message Add 1 qt. engine oil
at next refueling (Canada: 1 liter)
appears while the engine is running and at
operating temperature, the engine oil level
has dropped to approximately the minimum level.
When this occurs, the warning will first
come on intermittently and then stay on if
the oil level drops further.
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Visually check for oil leaks. If no obvious oil
leaks are noted, drive to the nearest
service station where the engine oil should
be topped to the required level with an
approved oil.
For information on approved engine oils,
refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
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Engine oil level
There is no oil in the engine.
Stop car, turn engine off There is a danger of engine
damage.
Possible solution
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt as soon as it
is safe to do so in a safe location.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Add engine oil (컄 page 382) and check the engine oil level (컄 page 381).
Have oil siphoned or drained off.
Engine oil level
Reduce oil level
You have added too much
engine oil. There is a risk of
damaging the engine and/or
the catalytic converter (gasoline engine) or the oxidation
catalyst (diesel engine).
왘
Engine oil level
Visit workshop
The engine oil has dropped to
a critical level.
왘
Check the engine oil level (컄 page 381) and add
oil as required (컄 page 382).
왘
If you must add engine oil frequently, have the
engine checked for possible leaks.
! The engine oil level warnings should not be
ignored. Extended driving with the symbol displayed could result in serious engine damage
Observe all legal requirements with respect to
its disposal.
that is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
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A
a
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You are driving with one or more
doors open.
Gas cap is open
Stop the vehicle in a safe location or as
soon as it is safe to do so.
왘
Close the door(s).
A loss of pressure has been
왘 Check the fuel cap (컄 page 375).
detected in the fuel system. The
If it is not closed properly:
fuel cap may not be closed
properly or the fuel system may 왘 Close the fuel cap.
be leaky.
If it is closed properly:
You are driving with the hood or
the tailgate open.
You are trying to lock the vehicle
with the KEYLESS-GO* function
with a door or the tailgate open.
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왘
왘
Have the fuel system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt as
soon as it is safe to do so in a safe
location.
왘
Close the hood (컄 page 380) or the
tailgate (컄 page 125).
왘
Close all doors and/or the tailgate
(컄 page 125).
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F
Key
not detected
The SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is not recognized
while the engine is running
because
앫
앫
Key
not detected
the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is not in the
vehicle
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location or as
soon as it is safe to do so.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 68).
왘
Search for the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
Otherwise the vehicle cannot be centrally
locked nor can the engine be started
again after the engine is stopped.
there is strong
radio-frequency interference
The SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is momentarily
not recognized.
왘
Change the position of the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* in the vehicle.
왘
Operate the vehicle with the SmartKey in
the starter switch if necessary.
The SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is not recognized
while the ignition is switched on
(컄 page 41) and a door is
opened or closed and the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is
not in the vehicle.
왘
Search for the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
Otherwise the vehicle cannot be locked
nor can the engine be started.
왘
Change the position of the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* in the vehicle.
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Key detected
in vehicle
A SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
left in the vehicle was detected
while trying to lock the vehicle
from the outside.
왘
Take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
out of the vehicle.
Remove key
You have forgotten to remove
the SmartKey.
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
You need a new key
There is no additional code available for SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center as soon as possible.
Change
key batteries
The batteries in the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* are discharged.
왘
Replace the batteries (컄 page 506).
Don’t forget
your key
This message appears for a
왘 Insert the SmartKey in the starter switch
maximum of 60 seconds if the
(컄 page 42).
driver’s door is opened with the
or
engine shut off and no SmartKey
왘 Take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
in the starter switch.
with you when leaving the vehicle.
This message is only a reminder.
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3rd brake lamp
The high mounted brake lamp is
malfunctioning. This message
will only appear if a critical number of LEDs have stopped working.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Active headlamps
inoperative
The active Bi-Xenon* headlamps
system is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Brake lamp
Left
The left brake lamp is malfunctioning. A substitute bulb is
being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Brake lamp
Right
The right brake lamp is malfunctioning. A substitute bulb is
being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Display malfunction
Visit workshop
The display for the lamps or the
system is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Front foglamp
Left
The left front fog lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 514).
Front foglamp
Right
The right front fog lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 514).
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Parking lamp
Front Left
The front left parking lamp is
malfunctioning. A substitute
bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 513).
Parking lamp
Front Right
The right front parking lamp is
malfunctioning. A substitute
bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 513).
High beam
Left
The left high beam lamp is
malfunctioning.
Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 512).
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
High beam
Right
The right high beam lamp is
malfunctioning.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 512).
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
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Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
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License plate lamp
Left
The left license plate lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 518).
License plate lamp
Right
The right license plate lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 518).
AUTO Light
inoperative
The light sensor is malfunction- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
ing. The headlamps switch on
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
automatically.
To switch off the headlamps
(U. S. vehicles only):
Low beam
Left
The left low beam lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
In the control system, set lamp operation
to manual mode (컄 page 146).
왘
Switch off the headlamps using the
exterior lamp switch (컄 page 145).
Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 511).
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
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Low beam
Right
The right low beam lamp is
malfunctioning.
Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 511).
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
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왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Marker lamp
Front Left
The left front side marker lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 514).
Marker lamp
Front Right
The right front side marker lamp
is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 514).
Foglamp
Rear Left
The left rear fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Reverse lamp
Left
The left backup lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Reverse lamp
Right
The right backup lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
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.
Switch off lights
You have removed the SmartKey
from the starter switch, opened
the driver’s door and left the
headlamps on or removed the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the vehicle and left the
headlamps on.
왘
Switch off the headlamps (컄 page 69).
Switch off lights
or remove key
You have opened the driver’s
door while the exterior lamp
switch is in position U and
the SmartKey is still in the starter switch.
왘
Switch off the headlamps (컄 page 69).
or
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
The parking lamps are still on.
Tail lamp
Left
The left tail lamp is malfunctioning. A substitute bulb is being
used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Tail lamp
Right
The right tail lamp is malfunctioning. A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
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Turn signal
Front Left
The left front turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning. A substitute
bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 513).
Turn signal
Front Right
The right front turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning. A substitute
bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 513).
Turn signal
Rear Left
The left rear turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning. A substitute
bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Turn signal
Rear Right
The right rear turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning. A substitute
bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible
(컄 page 515).
Turn signal
Left mirror
The turn signal in the left exterior rear view mirror is malfunctioning. This message will only
appear if a critical number of
LEDs have stopped working.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Turn signal
Right mirror
The turn signal in the right exterior rear view mirror is malfunctioning. This message will only
appear if a critical number of
LEDs have stopped working.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
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Tele Aid
inoperative
One or more main functions of the
Tele Aid system are malfunctioning.
왘
Have the Tele Aid system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Tele Aid
battery
The emergency power battery for the
Tele Aid system is malfunctioning. If the
vehicle battery is also malfunctioning or
drained, Tele Aid will not be operational.
왘
Have the Tele Aid system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
t
Function
unavailable
This display appears if button t
or s on the multifunction steering
wheel is pressed and the vehicle is not
equipped with a telephone.
W
Top up
washer fluid
The fluid level has dropped to about 1/3 of
total reservoir capacity.
왘
Add washer fluid (컄 page 384).
]
Clean fuel filter
왘
Have the fuel filter checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
»
Replace air filter
왘
Have the air filter checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
The air filter is clogged.
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Tire pressure
Check tires
The pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
왘
Check and correct tire inflation pressure as
required.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
If necessary, change the wheel.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
If necessary, change the wheel.
Tire pressure
One or more tires are deflating.
Caution - tire defect
Caution - tire defect Vehicles with Advanced TPMS*:
One or more tires are deflating.
The respective tire is shown in the
multifunction display.
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
may lose control of the vehicle. Continued
driving with a flat tire will cause excessive
heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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Tire pressure
Check tires
The tire pressure in one or more tires is
already below the minimum value.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Check and adjust tire pressure as
required.
왘
If necessary, change the wheel.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Check and adjust tire pressure as
required.
왘
If necessary, change the wheel.
Vehicles with Advanced TPMS*:
Check tires
The tire pressure in one or more tires is
already below the minimum value.
The respective tire is shown in the
multifunction display.
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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n
Level selection
not permitted
You are driving too fast for the desired
vehicle level.
왘
Reduce vehicle speed.
왘
Set the desired vehicle level again
(컄 page 281).
You are towing a trailer or using accessories that are connected to the trailer
power socket, e.g. a bicycle rack.
p
Leveling cancelled
You have selected another vehicle
level*.
Reduce speed to
under 20 mph
You are driving too fast for the set vehicle level.
왘
Do not drive faster than 20 mph
(30 km/h).
Visit workshop
The air suspension functional only to a
limited extent.
왘
Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km/h) depending on the set
vehicle level.
왘
Have the vehicle checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Door open
Veh. lowering canceled
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You have opened a door or the tailgate
while the vehicle is being lowered.
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Visit workshop
The air suspension is malfunctioning.
왘
Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km/h) depending on the set vehicle level.
왘
Have the vehicle checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
왘
Let the compressor cool until the
message disappears.
Compressor
cooling down
You have selected a higher vehicle level.
Due to frequent level changes within a
short period, the compressor must first
cool down.
The selected level will be set once the
compressor has cooled.
! When the message Compressor cooling
down appears in the multifunction display,
driving is still possible. Keep in mind that the ride
height of the vehicle is not yet reached, so you
can damage the underbody of the vehicle. The
selected level will be set once the compressor
has cooled.
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n
Vehicle rising
Max. 20 mph
The vehicle is adjusting to off-road
level 3.
왘
Do not drive faster than 20 mph
(30 km/h).
Max. 20 mph
You are driving while using off-road
level 3*. The message reminds you of the
maximum speed at which you may drive
with off-road level 3.
왘
Do not drive faster than 20 mph
(30 km/h).
Reduce speed to
under 20 mph
You are driving too fast for the set vehicle
level.
왘
Do not drive faster than 20 mph
(30 km/h).
being lowered
Max. 20 mph
The vehicle is being lowered from off-road
level 3 to off-road level 2.
왘
Do not drive faster than 20 mph
(30 km/h) until the off-road level 2 is
reached.
p
Warning!
G
Adapt your driving style to the modified driving conditions. Avoid extreme, quick steer-
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ing movements. Please keep in mind that
the driving characteristics of the vehicle
have been modified. You should therefore
drive in off-road level 3 with particular caution as it could otherwise lead to an accident
and/or serious injury to you or others.
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k
Diff. lock system malfunct.
Visit workshop
The differential locks* are
malfunctioning.
왘
Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km/h).
왘
Have the vehicle checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
The lock function is unavailable.
왘
Wait for the lock system to cool down.
Diff. Lock System
overheated. Wait briefly.
The differential locks* are too hot
and have been deactivated as a result.
The differential locks will be reactivated as soon as they have cooled off.
m
Stop vehicle
Engage parking brake
A shifting procedure could not be
completed. LOW RANGE* is in neutral position. There is no connection
between the engine and the drive
wheels.
왘
Do not attempt to continue driving.
You could otherwise damage the
vehicle’s drivetrain.
왘
Let the vehicle coast to a halt.
왘
왘
Engage the parking brake.
Perform the shifting procedure again
(컄 page 204).
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m
Stop vehicle
Engage parking brake
The LOW RANGE system* could only
partially carry out the shifting procedure or it could not carry out the
shifting procedure at all. The system
is in idle mode. No power is being
transmitted to the drive wheels.
왘
Do not continue driving.
왘
Carefully let the vehicle coast to a
stop.
왘
Firmly depress the parking brake.
왘
Shift gears again in HIGH RANGE or
LOW RANGE (컄 page 204).
The LOW RANGE system* is
malfunctioning.
왘
Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km/h).
왘
Engage the parking brake if parked.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
Visit workshop
If parked engage pk. brake
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max. speed 25 mph
Speed too high for shifting procedure.
왘
Continue driving more slowly.
max. speed 40 mph
Speed too high for shifting procedure.
왘
Continue driving more slowly.
shift briefly
into N
You have reduced engine speed. You
may now carry out a shifting procedure.
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Briefly shift automatic transmission
to position N.
Shifting procress canceled
Reactivate
The shifting procedure was not carried out.
왘
Repeat the shifting procedure if
desired.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
왔 Where will I find ...?
First aid kit
Vehicle tool kit
i Check expiration dates and contents for
completeness at least once a year and replace
missing/expired items.
The vehicle tool kit is stored under the
cargo compartment floor.
The first aid kit is located on the driver’s
side in the cargo compartment behind the
cover.
The vehicle tool kit includes:
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Towing eye bolt
앫
Wheel wrench
앫
Alignment bolt
앫
Vehicle jack
앫
Fuse chart
1 Cargo compartment floor, lowered
2 Handle cover
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Spare fuses
왘
Open the tailgate (컄 page 124).
앫
Fuse extractor
왘
앫
Collapsible wheel chock
Push in handle cover 2 as indicated
by arrow and pull handle.
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Wheel bolts for spare wheel
왘
Lift cargo compartment floor 1.
컄컄
1 Lock
2 Cover in left side trim panel
왘
Turn lock 1 90° in direction of arrow.
왘
Fold down cover 2.
The first aid kit can be removed.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
컄컄
3 Securing hook
왘
Release securing hook 3 (located below the floor handle) from holder.
3 Securing hook
4 Cargo compartment floor, raised
5 Upper cargo compartment lip
왘
Engage securing hook 3 on upper
cargo compartment lip 5.
! With the cargo compartment cover blind
installed behind the third-row seats
(컄 page 312), disengage cargo compartment
cover blind and flip it forward. Otherwise the
strap of the securing hook could damage the
cargo compartment cover blind.
You can now access the vehicle tool kit. To
remove the vehicle tool kit storage well
casing, proceed as described on
(컄 page 499).
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6 Alignment bolt
7 Towing eye bolt
8 Wheel wrench
9 Velcro strap
a Vehicle jack
b Wheel bolts for 18" light alloy rims or
Minispare wheel
c Collapsible wheel chock
d Spare fuses, fuse chart, fuse extractor
e Vehicle tool kit storage well casing
왘
To remove vehicle jack a, loosen velcro strap 9.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
! Vehicles with factory-mounted
running-boards*:
Your vehicle is equipped with a scissors-type
jack (located under the cargo compartment
floor) designed for use with factory-mounted
running boards. Only use this jack when jacking
up vehicles with factory-mounted running boards
as otherwise the vehicle’s underbody can be
damaged. See separate instructions for scissors-type jack.
! To prevent damage, always disengage the
strap of the securing hook and lower the cargo
compartment floor (컄 page 495) before closing
the tailgate.
Vehicle jack
Warning!
The vehicle jack is located underneath the
cargo compartment floor.
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The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage the parking brake while
the vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack
is always vertical (plumb line) when in use,
especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on a level surface.
Storage position
왘
Remove vehicle jack from its storage
compartment (컄 page 496).
왘
Turn crank handle in the direction of arrow as far as it will go.
컄컄
Make sure that the jack arm is fully seated
in the jack take-up bracket. Always lower
the vehicle onto jackstands of sufficient
capacity before working under the vehicle.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
컄컄
Setting up the collapsible wheel chock
왘
Tilt both plates upward 1.
The collapsible wheel chock serves to additionally secure the vehicle, e.g. while
changing the wheel.
왘
Fold the lower plate outward 2.
왘
Guide the tabs of the lower plate all the
way into the openings of base plate 3.
For information on where to place wheel
chocks when changing a wheel, see “Lifting the vehicle” (컄 page 524).
Operational position
왘
Turn crank handle clockwise.
Before storing the vehicle jack in its storage compartment:
앫
The vehicle jack should be fully collapsed.
앫
The handle must be folded in (storage
position).
1 Tilt the plate upward
2 Fold the lower plate outward
3 Insert the plate
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Spare wheel
Warning!
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The dimensions of the Minispare wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted. Adapt your driving style accordingly.
The Minispare wheel is located underneath
the cargo compartment floor
(컄 page 495).
왘
i For information on how to mount the
turn vehicle tool kit storage well casing 3
slightly counterclockwise. Retaining screw 2
should then come loose easily.
Minispare wheel, see “Mounting the spare
wheel” (컄 page 524).
Removing Minispare wheel
왘
Remove the jack from the vehicle tool
kit (컄 page 496).
The Minispare wheel is for temporary use
only. When driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted, ensure proper tire inflation
pressure and do not exceed a vehicle speed
of 50 mph (80 km/h).
Loosen retaining screw 2 by turning it
counterclockwise.
i If retaining screw 2 does not come loose,
왘
Remove vehicle tool kit storage well
casing 3.
You can now access the Minispare wheel.
왘
Remove Minispare wheel 1.
Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center as soon as possible to have the
Minispare wheel replaced with a regular
road wheel.
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a
Minispare wheel is mounted.
1 Minispare wheel
2 Retaining screw
3 Vehicle tool kit storage well casing
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the vehicle
Removing the mechanical key
Unlocking the driver’s door
If you cannot unlock the vehicle with the
SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, open the
driver’s door using the mechanical key.
i Unlocking the driver’s door with the
mechanical key will trigger the anti-theft alarm
system.
To cancel the alarm, insert the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* in the starter
switch.
1 Mechanical key locking tab
2 Mechanical key
왘
Move locking tab 1 in direction of
arrow.
1
2 Mechanical key
왘
Insert mechanical key 2 into the
driver’s door lock until it stops.
왘
Turn mechanical key 2 counterclockwise to position 1 and hold it there.
왘
Pull the door handle until the locking
knob moves up (컄 page 122).
The mechanical key 2 comes out.
왘
Slide mechanical key 2 out of the
housing.
Unlocking
The driver’s door is unlocked.
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Pull the door handle once more to open
the driver’s door.
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Locking the vehicle
If you cannot lock the vehicle with the
SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, lock the vehicle carrying out the following steps.
왘
Exit the vehicle.
왘
Close the driver’s door.
왘
Enter the vehicle through the rear left
door.
Press down the locking knob of the
driver’s door.
왘
Close the front passenger door, the
rear right door and the tailgate.
왘
왘
Open the driver’s door and the rear left
door.
왘
Press the central locking switch on the
driver’s door (컄 page 130).
! To prevent inadvertent lockout, make sure
to have the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* with you before proceeding with
the next step. The next step will lock the vehicle.
The locking knobs of the front passenger door and the rear doors move
down.
If the vehicle battery is disconnected or
drained:
왘
왘
Exit the vehicle.
왘
Close the rear left door.
Fuel filler flap
왘
Open the tailgate (컄 page 124).
The fuel filler flap release is located behind
a cover in the right side trim panel of the
cargo compartment.
The vehicle is locked.
i This procedure does not arm the anti-theft
alarm system, nor does it lock the fuel filler flap.
1 Lock
2 Cover
컄컄
Press down the locking knobs of
the front passenger door and the
rear doors manually.
501
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
컄컄왘
Insert a suitable object such as a coin
into the slot of lock 1 (컄 page 501).
왘
Turn lock 1 counterclockwise by 90°
in direction of arrow.
왘
Remove cover 2 (컄 page 501).
3 Fuel filler flap release
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왘
Pull red fuel filler flap release 3 in
direction of arrow.
The fuel filler flap is unlocked.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap (컄 page 375).
Practical hints
Opening/closing in an emergency
왔 Opening/closing in an emergency
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
You can open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof manually should an electrical
malfunction occur.
The tilt/sliding sunroof drive is located
behind a cover on the overhead control
panel.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
왘
Turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button
(컄 page 70).
Open the driver’s door (this puts
the starter switch in position 0, same
as with the SmartKey removed from
the starter switch). The driver’s door
can then be closed again.
왘
Press on cover 1 at the position indicated by the arrow.
왘
Take off cover 1.
왘
Take crank 2 out of the Operator’s
Manual pouch.
왘
Insert crank 2 into hole.
i The hole may be covered by a noise
reduction padding. You will then have to push the
crank through the padding at the perforated
mark.
왘
왘
Turn crank 2 clockwise to
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slide sunroof closed
앫
raise sunroof at the rear
Turn crank 2 counterclockwise to
앫
slide sunroof open
앫
lower sunroof at the rear
i Turn crank 2 slowly and smoothly.
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be synchronized if
it has been operated manually (컄 page 255).
1 Cover
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
2 Crank
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Practical hints
Resetting activated head restraints
If the active head restraints have been triggered in a rear-end collision, the active
head restraints must be reset. Otherwise,
the active head restraints cannot offer any
additional protection in the event of another rear-end collision.
You can tell that the head restraints have
been activated when they have been
moved forward and cannot be adjusted.
i For your convenience, we recommend that
you have this work carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
You will find the reset tool for manually operating
the active head restraints in the Mercedes-Benz
vehicle literature pouch.
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For safety reasons, have the active head restraints checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center after a
rear-end collision.
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When pushing back the head restraint cushion, take care that your fingers do not become caught between the head restraint
cushion and the cover. Failing to do so may
lead to injury.
1 Reset tool
2 Active head restraint
! Be careful not to damage upholstery.
왘
Take the reset tool out of the
Mercedes-Benz vehicle literature
pouch.
1 Reset tool
2 Active head restraint
3 Rectangular opening
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Practical hints
Resetting activated head restraints
왘
Guide reset tool 1 into rectangular
opening 3 of active head restraint 2.
왘
Press reset tool 1 downward in
direction of arrow until you hear the
head restraint release mechanism
audibly disengage.
왘
Pull out reset tool 1.
왘
Firmly press the active head restraint
cushion backward towards the head
restraint cover in direction of arrow
until it engages.
왘
Repeat this procedure on the active
head restraint for the second front
seat.
왘
After resetting the active head
restraints store reset tool 1 in the
Mercedes-Benz vehicle literature
pouch.
For information on active head restraints,
see “Active head restraint” (컄 page 92).
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 45).
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Practical hints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
If the batteries in the SmartKey or the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* are discharged, the vehicle can no longer be
locked or unlocked. It is recommended to
have the batteries replaced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Keep the batteries out of reach of children.
If a battery is swallowed, seek medical help
immediately.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
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i When inserting the batteries, make sure
they are clean and free of lint.
i When replacing batteries, always replace
both batteries.
The required replacement batteries are available
at any Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Replacement batteries: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
왘
Remove mechanical key 1 from the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 500).
1 Mechanical key
2 Battery compartment
왘
Insert mechanical key 1 into opening.
왘
Press mechanical key 1 in direction of
arrow.
The battery compartment 2 is
unlatched.
왘
Pull battery compartment 2 out of the
SmartKey housing.
Practical hints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
3 Batteries
4 Contact spring
왘
Pull out batteries 3.
왘
Using a line-free cloth, insert new
batteries 3 under contact springs 4
with the positive terminal (+) side
facing up.
왘
Return battery compartment 2 into
housing until it locks into place.
왘
Slide mechanical key 1 back into the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Check the operation of the SmartKey
or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Bulbs
Safe vehicle operation depends on proper
exterior lighting and signaling. It is therefore essential that all bulbs and lamp assemblies are in good working order at all
times.
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
headlamp adjustment.
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i If the headlamps or front fog lamps are
i Substitute bulbs will be brought into use
fogged up on the inside as a result of high humidity, driving the vehicle a distance with the lights
on should clear up the fogging.
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Turn signal lamps
앫
Brake lamps
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
when the following lamps malfunction:
Read and observe the messages in the multifunction display (컄 page 481).
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Front lamps
Lamp
1 Parking and standing
lamp
Lamp
Type
Bi-Xenon headlamps*:
High beam/high beam
flasher spot lamp
H7 (55 W)
3 Headlamps:
Low beam
3457 AK
S-8
(30/2.2 cp
bulb)
7 Front fog lamp
H11 (55 W)
Corner-illuminating
front fog lamp*
4 Additional turn signal
lamp
LED
5 Side marker lamp
WY 5 W
Vehicles with Bi-Xenon* headlamps: Do not replace the Bi-Xenon bulbs yourself. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
H11 (55 W)
Rear lamps
Lamp
H7 (55 W)
Bi-Xenon headlamps*:
Low beam1
D2S-35 W
1
6 Turn signal lamp
W5W
2 Headlamps:
High beam/high beam
flasher
H7 (55 W)
Type
Type
8 High mounted brake
lamp
LED
9 Backup lamp
P 21 W
a Tail, brake, parking,
standing, side marker
lamp
P 21/4 W
b Turn signal lamp
PY 21 W
c Rear fog lamp (driver’s P 21/4 W
side only)
d License plate lamps
C5W
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Warning!
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Notes on bulb replacement
앫
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot.
Allow the lamp to cool down before changing a bulb.
Only use 12-volt bulbs of the same type
and with the specified watt rating.
앫
Switch lights off before changing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
Keep bulbs out of reach of children.
앫
Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
handling bulbs.
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas.
A bulb can explode if you:
앫
touch or move it when hot
앫
drop the bulb
앫
scratch the bulb
Wear eye and hand protection.
Because of high voltage in Xenon lamps, it is
dangerous to replace the bulb or repair the
lamp and its components. We recommend
that you have such work done by a qualified
technician.
Have the LEDs and bulbs for the following
lamps replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center:
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the additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors
앫
the high mounted brake lamp
앫
the Bi-Xenon* low beam lamps
the Bi-Xenon high beam flasher spotlight*
앫
Your hands should be dry and free of oil
and grease.
앫
앫
If the newly installed bulb does not
come on, visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
! Do not replace the LEDs yourself. You could
otherwise damage the LEDs or parts of the vehicle. Only have the LEDs replaced by a an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
i Replacing the bulbs for the front lamps is a
technically complex process. For your convenience, we recommend that you have this work
carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Have the headlamp adjustment checked
regularly.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Low beam bulb (halogen headlamp)
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a
front lamp, do the following first:
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M (컄 page 145).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 379).
1 Housing cover for low beam halogen
headlamp
2 Housing cover for high beam halogen
bulb (high beam and high beam flasher)
3 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp bulb
4 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp bulb
5 Bulb socket for side marker lamp bulb
1 Low beam headlamp cover
2 Bulb socket for low beam headlamp
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왘
Turn cover 1 counterclockwise.
왘
Remove cover 1.
왘
Turn bulb socket 2 counterclockwise.
왘
Pull bulb socket 2 out of the
headlamp housing.
왘
Pull the low beam bulb out of bulb
socket 2.
왘
Insert the new low beam bulb into bulb
socket 2.
왘
Insert bulb socket 2 into the
headlamp housing.
왘
Turn bulb socket 2 clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Place cover 1 on the opening in the
headlamp housing.
왘
Turn cover 1 clockwise until it engages.
Bi-Xenon* low beam/high beam
headlamp
Warning!
High beam bulb (halogen headlamp)
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Do not remove the low beam/high beam
cover for the Bi-Xenon* headlamp. Because
of high voltage in Xenon* lamps, it is dangerous to replace the bulb or repair the lamp
and its components. We recommend that
you have such work done by a qualified
technician.
1 High beam headlamp cover
2 Bulb socket for high beam headlamp
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왘
Turn cover 1 counterclockwise.
왘
Remove cover 1.
왘
Turn bulb socket 2 counterclockwise.
왘
Pull bulb socket 2 out of the
headlamp housing.
왘
Pull the high beam bulb out of bulb
socket 2.
왘
왘
Turn signal lamp bulb
Insert the new high beam bulb into bulb
socket 2.
Insert bulb socket 2 into the
headlamp housing.
Parking and standing lamp bulb
왘
Turn bulb socket 3 (컄 page 511)
counterclockwise.
왘
Pull bulb socket 3 out of the
headlamp housing.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 3.
왘
Insert the new bulb into bulb
socket 3.
왘
Insert bulb socket 3 into the
headlamp housing.
왘
Turn bulb socket 3 clockwise until it
engages.
1 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp
왘
Turn bulb socket 1 counterclockwise.
왘
Turn bulb socket 2 clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Pull bulb socket 1 out of the
headlamp housing.
왘
Place cover 1 on the opening in the
headlamp housing.
왘
Pull the turn signal bulb out of bulb
socket 1.
왘
Turn cover 1 clockwise until it engages.
왘
Insert the new turn signal bulb into bulb
socket 1.
왘
Insert bulb socket 1 into the
headlamp housing.
왘
Turn bulb socket 1 clockwise until it
engages.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Side marker lamp bulb
Front fog lamp bulbs
왘
Turn bulb socket 5 (컄 page 511)
counterclockwise.
왘
Pull bulb socket 5 out of the
headlamp housing.
! If not done carefully and properly, damage
to the bumper can result. We therefore recommend that you have this work carried out by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
왘
Pull the side marker bulb out of bulb
socket 5.
왘
Insert the new side marker bulb into
bulb socket 5.
왘
Insert bulb socket 5 into the
headlamp housing.
왘
Turn bulb socket 5 clockwise until it
engages.
Removing front fog lamp cover:
Insert a suitable object (e.g. screwdriver) at point indicated by the arrow and
pry out cover 1.
Cover 1 is released.
왘
Swing cover 1 outwards and take it
off.
You can now access the front fog lamp.
1 Cover
2 Front fog lamp or corner-illuminating
front fog lamp*
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3 Retaining screws
왘
Turn retaining screws 3 counterclockwise.
왘
Remove front fog lamp 2 out of the
bumper.
왘
Pull electrical connector off.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
4 Bulb socket of front fog lamp bulb
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 counterclockwise.
왘
Pull bulb socket 4 out of the housing.
왘
Pull the front fog lamp bulb out of bulb
socket 4.
왘
Insert the new front fog lamp bulb into
bulb socket 4.
왘
Insert bulb socket 4 into the housing.
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Plug in the electrical connector.
Before you start to replace a bulb for a rear
lamp, do the following first:
왘
Insert front fog lamp 2 back into
bumper.
왘
왘
Fasten retaining screws 3.
왘
Reinsert cover 1 and press it in until it
engages.
Additional turn signal lamps bulbs
The additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors have LEDs.
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M (컄 page 145).
Tail lamp unit
i To access the bulb socket, you have to
remove the cover in the corresponding side trim
panel of the cargo compartment.
왘
Open the tailgate (컄 page 124).
If a malfunction occurs or LEDs fail to function, the entire turn signal unit must be replaced. Have the turn signal unit replaced
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Opening the side trim panels
Opening the passenger side trim panel:
Opening the driver’s side trim panel:
1 Lock
2 Storage compartment
1 Lock
2 Cover in left side trim panel
왘
왘
Turn lock 1 90° in direction of arrow.
왘
왘
Fold down cover 2.
왘
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1 Lock
2 Cover in right side trim panel
Insert a suitable object such as a coin
into the slot of lock 1.
왘
Turn lock 1 counterclockwise by 90°
in direction of arrow.
Insert a suitable object such as a coin
into the slot of lock 1.
왘
Turn lock 1 counterclockwise by 90°
in direction of arrow.
왘
Remove cover 2.
Remove storage compartment 2.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Replacing bulbs
왘
Pull the bulb out of the housing.
왘
Insert the new bulb into the bulb socket.
왘
Turn the bulb in the bulb socket clockwise carefully.
왘
Insert the bulb socket into the rear
lamp.
왘
Align bulb socket and press bulb socket into rear lamp until it audibly engages.
왘
Make sure bulb socket is attached
properly.
왘
Close the respective cover in the cargo
compartment.
왘
Close the tailgate (컄 page 125).
Bulb socket
1 Bulb socket
2 Clamp
왘
Press and hold clamps 2.
왘
Pull bulb socket 1 outwards.
1 Backup lamp
2 Tail lamp, brake lamp, parking and
standing lamp
3 Tail lamp, brake lamp, parking and
standing lamp, side marker lamp
4 Turn signal lamp
5 Rear fog lamp (driver’s side only)
왘
Depending on which bulb needs to be
replaced, turn the respective
bulb 1 - 5 counterclockwise.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
License plate lamp
1 License plate lamp cover
2 Screws
Adjusting headlamp aim
V Vertical centerline
H Headlamp mounting height, measured
from the center
왘
Loosen screws 2.
왘
Remove license plate lamp cover 1.
i High beam adjustments simultaneously aim
왘
Replace the tubular bulb.
the low beam.
왘
Reinstall license plate lamp cover 1.
왘
Retighten screws 2.
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Vehicle should have a normal tailgate load.
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. To check and readjust a headlamp, follow the steps described:
왘
Park the vehicle on a level surface
25 feet (7.6 m) from a vertical test
screen or wall.
왘
Switch the headlamps on
(컄 page 145).
If the beam does not show a beam pattern
as indicated in the figure left, then follow
the steps below:
왘
Open hood (컄 page 379).
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왘
Always turn adjustment screws 2
and 3 simultaneously for vertical adjustment until the headlamp is adjusted as shown 1 (컄 page 518). Turn
clockwise for upward movement and
counterclockwise for downward movement.
Graduations:
screw 2: 0.50° pitch
Example headlamp, driver’s side
2 Headlamp vertical adjustment screw
3 Headlamp vertical adjustment screw
screw 3: 0.67° pitch
The left and right headlamps must be adjusted individually.
i If it is not possible to obtain a proper headlamp adjustment, have the system checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
! Never open the hood when the wiper arms
Front wiper blades
왘
are folded forward.
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Hold on to the wiper when folding the wiper arm
back. If released, the force of the impact from
the tensioning spring could crack the windshield.
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and
remove SmartKey from starter switch (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: Make sure the
vehicle’s on-board electronics have
status 0) before replacing a wiper blade.
Otherwise the motor could suddenly turn on
and cause injury.
Do not allow the wiper arms to contact the windshield glass without a wiper blade inserted.
Warning!
Warning!
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Wiper blades are components that are subject to wear and tear. Replace the wiper
blades twice a year, preferably in the spring
and fall. Otherwise the windows will not be
properly wiped. As a result, you may not be
able to observe surrounding traffic conditions and could cause an accident.
Make sure the wiper blades are properly
installed. Improperly installed wiper blades may
cause windshield damage.
For your convenience, we recommend that you
have this work carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
1 Wiper blade
2 Cover
3 Attachment
4 Tab
5 Removing
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Removing
왘
왘
Make sure the vehicle’s on-board
electronics have status 0
(컄 page 44).
! Do not pull on the wiper blade inserts. They
could tear.
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Fold the wiper arms forward until they
engage.
Press tabs 4 together and tilt wiper
blade 1 to detach tabs 4 on both
recesses of attachment 3.
Wiper blade 1 is released on one end.
왘
Maintaining its tilted position, slide
wiper blade 1 out of attachment 3 in
direction of arrow 5.
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Installing
왘
Check if the wiper blade is securely
fastened.
왘
Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on
the windshield.
Make sure you hold on to the wiper arm
when folding it back.
Rear wiper blade
1 Installing
2 Tab
3 Attachment
4 Guide tab
5 Cover
왘
Slide the wiper blade into
attachment 3 in direction of
arrow 1.
왘
Make sure guide tab 4 will be placed
under cover 5 when fully inserting the
wiper blade into attachment.
왘
Let tab 2 latch into both recesses of
attachment 3.
Warning!
G
! Hold on to the wiper when folding the wiper
arm back. If released, the force of the impact
from the tensioning spring could crack the rear
window.
Do not allow the wiper arm to contact the rear
window glass without a wiper blade inserted.
Make sure the wiper blade is properly installed.
Improperly installed wiper blades may cause
rear window damage.
For your convenience, we recommend that you
have this work carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and
remove SmartKey from starter switch
(vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: Make sure the
vehicle’s on-board electronics have
status 0) before replacing a wiper blade.
Otherwise the motor could suddenly turn on
and cause injury.
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Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Removing
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Turn wiper blade 2 to form a right
angle with wiper arm 1 as shown.
왘
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Make sure the vehicle’s on-board
electronics have status 0
(컄 page 44).
왘
왘
Hold wiper arm 1 and disengage wiper blade 2 by carefully sliding it in
direction of arrow.
Hold wiper arm 1 and engage wiper
blade 2 by pushing it in direction of
arrow until it locks into place.
왘
Check whether the wiper blade is
securely fastened.
Remove wiper blade 2.
왘
Fold the wiper arm to rest on the rear
window.
Installing
! Do not pull on the wiper blade insert. It
could tear.
왘
Fold wiper arm 1 away from the rear
window until it engages.
1 Wiper arm
2 Wiper blade
왘
1 Wiper arm
2 Wiper blade
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Insert wiper blade 2 into wiper
arm 1.
Make sure to hold on to the wiper when
folding the wiper arm back.
Practical hints
Flat tire
왔 Flat tire
Warning!
G
The dimensions of the Minispare wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted. Adapt your driving style accordingly.
The Minispare wheel is for temporary use
only. When driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted, ensure proper tire pressure and
do not exceed a vehicle speed of
50 mph (80 km/h).
Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center as soon as possible to have the
Minispare wheel replaced with a regular
road wheel.
Preparing the vehicle
Warning!
Turn off the engine (컄 page 41).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
G
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
Your vehicle is equipped with air suspension. Do not open or close any doors or the
tailgate while mounting a spare wheel. The
vehicle could rise or lower to a previously selected level. You or others could be injured
as a result.
왘
Park the vehicle in a safe distance from
moving traffic on a hard, flat surface
when possible.
왘
Turn on the hazard warning flasher
(컄 page 151).
왘
Turn the steering wheel so that the
front wheels are in a straight-ahead
position.
왘
Set the parking brake (컄 page 60).
왘
Set the automatic transmission to park
position P (컄 page 194).
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a
Minispare wheel is mounted.
왘
왘
왘
Turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* button once
(컄 page 70).
왘
Open the driver’s door (this puts
the starter switch in position 0,
same as with the SmartKey removed from the starter switch). The
driver’s door then can be closed
again.
왘
Remove the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button from the starter
switch (컄 page 43).
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
i Open door only when conditions are safe to
do so.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Mounting the spare wheel
Preparing the vehicle
왘
Prepare the vehicle as described
(컄 page 523).
왘
Take the wheel wrench, the collapsible
wheel chock, and the vehicle jack out
of the cargo compartment
(컄 page 495).
왘
Take the Minispare wheel out of the
cargo compartment (컄 page 499).
! Vehicles with factory-mounted
running-boards*:
Your vehicle is equipped with a scissors-type
jack (located under the cargo compartment
floor) designed for use with factory-mounted
running boards. Only use this jack when jacking
up vehicles with factory-mounted running boards
as otherwise the vehicle’s underbody can be
damaged. See separate instructions for
scissors-type jack.
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왘
Lifting the vehicle
Warning!
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use,
especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface. Make sure that the jack
arm is fully seated in the jack take-up bracket. Always lower the vehicle onto sufficient
capacity jackstands before working under
the vehicle.
Prevent the vehicle from rolling away
by blocking wheels with wheel chocks
or other sizeable objects.
One collapsible wheel chock is included with the vehicle tool kit
(컄 page 495). For information on setting up the collapsible wheel chock,
see (컄 page 498).
When changing wheel on a level surface:
왘
Place one wheel chock in front of and
another sizeable object behind the
wheel that is diagonally opposite to the
wheel being changed.
Always try lifting the vehicle using the jack
on a level surface. However, should
circumstances require you to do so on a
hill, place the wheel chock and another
sizeable object as follows:
왘
Place the wheel chock and another
sizeable object on the downhill side
blocking both wheels of the axle not
being worked on.
Practical hints
Flat tire
1 Wheel wrench
왘
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts
(approximately one full turn with wheel
wrench 1).
The jack take-up brackets are located directly behind the front wheel housings and
in front of the rear wheel housings.
! Do not position the jack on the body of the
vehicle, as this may cause damage to the
vehicle.
왘
Position jack 3 under the take-up
bracket 2 so that it is always vertical
(plumb-line) as seen from the side,
even if the vehicle is parked on an incline.
왘
Turn crank 4 clockwise until jack 3
is fully seated in take-up bracket 2
and the jack base evenly meets the
ground.
왘
Continue to turn crank 4 until the
wheel is a maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm)
from the ground.
2 Take-up bracket
3 Jack
4 Crank
! Vehicles with factory-mounted
running-boards*:
Your vehicle is equipped with a scissors-type
jack (located under the cargo compartment
floor) designed for use with factory-mounted
running boards. Only use this jack when jacking
up vehicles with factory-mounted running boards
as otherwise the vehicle’s underbody can be
damaged. See separate instructions for
scissors-type jack.
왘
Place jack 3 on firm ground.
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컄컄
Practical hints
Flat tire
컄컄
Warning!
G
Removing the wheel
Mounting the new wheel
1 Alignment bolt
1 Wheel bolt for 19" and 20" light alloy
wheels
2 Wheel bolt for Minispare wheel (located in vehicle tool kit (컄 page 495))
The jack is intended only for lifting the
vehicle briefly for wheel changes. It is not
suited for performing maintenance work
under the vehicle.
앫
Never start the engine when the vehicle
is raised.
앫
Never lie down under the raised vehicle.
왘
Unscrew upper-most wheel bolt and
remove it.
왘
Replace this wheel bolt with alignment
bolt 1 supplied with the tool kit
(컄 page 495).
왘
Remove the remaining bolts.
! Do not place wheel bolts in sand or dirt. This
could result in damage to the bolts and wheel
hub threads.
왘
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Remove the wheel.
! Wheel bolts 2 must be used when mounting the Minispare wheel. The use of any wheel
bolts other than wheel bolts 2 for the Minispare
wheel will damage the vehicle’s brakes.
왘
Clean contact surfaces of wheel and
wheel hub.
Practical hints
Flat tire
! To avoid paint damage, place wheel flat
against hub and hold it there while installing first
wheel bolt.
Warning!
Warning!
G
Only use genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel
bolts. Other wheel bolts may come loose.
G
Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the
vehicle is raised. Otherwise the vehicle
could fall off the jack.
Always replace wheel bolts that are
damaged or rusted.
Never apply oil or grease to wheel bolts.
Damaged wheel hub threads should be
repaired immediately. Do not continue to
drive under these circumstances! Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center or call Roadside Assistance.
Incorrect wheel bolts or improperly tightened wheel bolts can cause the wheel to
come off. This could cause an accident.
Make sure to use the correct wheel bolts.
왘
Guide spare wheel onto the alignment
bolt and push it on the wheel hub.
왘
Insert wheel bolts and tighten them
slightly.
왘
Unscrew the alignment bolt.
왘
Insert the remaining wheel bolt and
tighten it slightly.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Lowering the vehicle
왘
왘
Lower vehicle by turning crank counterclockwise until vehicle is resting fully on its own weight.
Remove the jack.
Warning!
G
Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. The wheels could come
loose if they are not tightened to a torque of
110 lb-ft (150 Nm).
왘
Store jack and all other vehicle tool kit
items back into the storage well.
i The removed road wheel cannot be stored in
the spare wheel well under the cargo compartment floor, but should be transported in the cargo compartment wrapped in a protective cover.
1-5 Wheel bolts
왘
Tighten the five wheel bolts evenly, following the diagonal sequence illustrated (1 to 5), until all bolts are tight.
Observe a tightening torque of
110 lb-ft (150 Nm).
528
Vehicles with TPMS or Advanced TPMS*:
Do not activate the tire inflation pressure monitor until a full size wheel/tire with functioning
sensor has been placed back into service on the
vehicle.
Practical hints
Bleeding the fuel system (diesel engine only)
왔 Bleeding the fuel system (diesel engine only)
Driving the vehicle until the fuel tank is
empty is not recommended. Otherwise, air
may be sucked into the fuel system. If this
happens, the ? malfunction indicator
lamp (USA only) or the ± malfunction
indicator lamp (Canada only) comes on
and the engine may not start immediately
after refueling the vehicle.
After refueling:
왘
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P.
The gear position indicator in the multifunction display should be on P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
i Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: If necessary,
remove the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button from
the starter switch (컄 page 43).
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 for at least 10 seconds
(컄 page 41).
왘
Return the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 0 (컄 page 41).
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 41) and hold it
there for a maximum of 40 seconds or
until the engine runs surge-free.
If the engine does not start:
왘
Wait for approximately 2 minutes.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 41) and hold it
there for a maximum of 40 seconds or
until the engine runs surge-free.
If the engine still does not start, do not
make any further attempts to start the
engine. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light truck Center or call
Roadside Assistance (컄 page 336).
i When the ? malfunction indicator lamp
(USA only) or the ± malfunction indicator
lamp (Canada only) has been illuminated for the
above condition, it will remain illuminated until
the engine was cycled on and off four times in a
row.
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Practical hints
Battery
The battery is located under the front
passenger seat.
i Mercedes-Benz recommends to have the
battery replaced at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
The battery should always be sufficiently
charged in order to achieve its rated service life.
G
Warning!
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries.
Keep children away.
Fire, open flames and smoking
are prohibited when handling
batteries. Avoid creating sparks.
When replacing the battery, always use
batteries approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Battery acid is caustic. Do not
allow it to come into contact
with skin, eyes or clothing.
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Rinse any acid spills immediately with clear water. Contact a
physician if necessary.
Risk of explosion.
If you use your vehicle mostly for
short-distance trips, you will need to have
the battery charge checked more
frequently.
If you do not intend to operate your vehicle
for an extended period of time, consult an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center about steps you need to observe.
Wear eye protection.
Wear suitable protective clothing, especially gloves, apron and
faceguard.
Follow the instructions in this
Operator’s Manual.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
Practical hints
Battery
! The battery is a valve-regulated lead acid
(VRLA) battery, also referred to as “fleece” battery. Such batteries do not require topping-up of
the electrolyte level. VRLA batteries therefore do
not have cell caps and the battery cover is
non-removable. Do not attempt to open the battery as otherwise the battery will be damaged.
Even though VRLA batteries do not require topping-up of the electrolyte level and cannot be
opened to check the electrolyte level, the battery condition must be checked periodically by
performing a battery conductance test. Refer to
Maintenance Booklet for battery condition testing intervals.
As with any other battery, the battery may discharge if the vehicle is not operated for an extended period of time. You can connect a battery
maintenance charge unit tested and approved
for use on your vehicle model or disconnect the
battery to prevent battery discharge. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
for more information.
! The factory-equipped VRLA battery is
leak-proofed. Only use a battery as replacement
that has the same security features and is of
identical size, voltage, and capacity as the
factory-equipped battery.
The battery, the battery ventilation hose
(컄 page 536) and the lateral plug (컄 page 536)
must always be securely installed when the
vehicle is in operation.
Warning!
G
Jump starting must only be done using the
jump-start contacts located in the engine
compartment (컄 page 538).
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these instructions can result in severe injury or death.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 530).
Never lean over batteries while connecting,
you might get injured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not
allow this fluid to come in contact with eyes,
skin or clothing. In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with water and seek
medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and explosive. Keep
flames or sparks away from battery, avoid
improper connection of jumper cables,
smoking etc.
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Practical hints
Battery
! Never loosen or detach battery terminal
clamps while the engine is running or the
SmartKey is in the starter switch. Otherwise the
alternator and other electronic components
could be severely damaged.
Have the battery checked regularly by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center for further information.
Warning!
G
Do not place metal objects on the battery as
this could result in a short circuit.
Use leak-proof battery only to avoid the risk
of acid burns in the event of an accident.
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Disconnecting, removing, reinstalling
and reconnecting the battery
Warning!
G
Disconnecting, removing, reinstalling and
reconnecting the battery is a complicated
and technically demanding procedure that
also requires safety precautions to avoid the
risk of injury. We strongly recommend that it
be performed by a qualified technician or an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center only. Please read the instructions
fully before beginning operation and only
undertake it if you feel fully capable of
performing all of the tasks involved as described in these instructions. Observe all
safety instructions and precautions when
handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 530). Performing the tasks involved
incorrectly can cause damage to the vehicle
and impair the operating safety of the
vehicle, and/or cause severe injury to you
or others.
i With a disconnected battery you will no
longer be able to turn the SmartKey in the starter
switch and pressing the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button will have no effect.
Step 1 (Disconnecting)
i If your battery is discharged, the vehicle
must be jump started (컄 page 538) using the
jump start contacts in the engine compartment,
or an accessory battery charge unit* approved
by Mercedes-Benz must be connected using the
jump start contacts in the engine compartment
(see separate instructions for the accessory battery charge unit*) before any of the following
steps can be performed. If the battery cannot be
jumped or charged, please contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
왘
Set the automatic transmission to
position P (컄 page 194).
왘
Firmly depress the parking brake
(컄 page 68).
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 69).
왘
Leave the ignition switched on
(컄 page 42).
Practical hints
Battery
i If the vehicle battery is discharged and you
Step 2 (Disconnecting)
Step 3 (Disconnecting)
1 Battery cover
2 Perforated floor carpet
왘
왘
Cut the floor carpet 2 along the
dotted white line (see illustration) until
you reach the perforated part. Start
cutting at the point indicated by the
arrows. Cut carpet using a sharp object
(knife etc.).
왘
Enter the front passenger compartment.
왘
Move the front passenger seat to the
most rearward position (컄 page 46).
had the vehicle jump started:
앫
Leave the engine running.
앫
Complete step 1, starting with switching off
all electrical consumers.
앫
Continue with step 2.
앫
When the front passenger seat is in the most
forward position, turn off the engine.
왘
Switch off all electrical consumers.
왘
Read and observe safety instructions
and precautions (컄 page 530).
왘
Open the front passenger door.
i Open doors only when conditions are safe to
do so.
왘
Enter the rear passenger compartment
and remove main battery cover 1.
Move the front passenger seat to the
most forward position (컄 page 46).
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컄컄
Practical hints
Battery
컄컄
i If the vehicle battery is discharged and you
Step 4 (Disconnecting)
had the vehicle jump started, turn off the engine.
왘
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
2 Perforated floor carpet, unfolded
왘
Fold the floor carpet piece 2 in
direction of the arrow.
왘
Move the front passenger seat to the
most forward and upward position
again (컄 page 46).
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 42).
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왘
Make sure the vehicle’s on-board
electronics have status 0 (Turn off
the engine or all electrical systems
using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button. Open the driver’s door. With
the driver’s door open, the vehicle’s
on-board electronics have status 0,
same as with the SmartKey
removed from the starter switch).
왘
Enter the rear passenger compartment
again.
Pull pin out of clip 4 in direction of
arrow.
왘
Pull clip with pin 4 outwards.
왘
Remove air channel 3 by pulling it out
in direction of arrow.
3 Air channel
4 Clip with pin insert
Practical hints
Battery
Step 5 (Disconnecting)
Step 6 (Disconnecting)
Step 7 (Removing)
5 Protection cover
6 Battery
7 Positive terminal
8 Negative terminal
왘
왘
9 Battery ventilation hose
a Attachment nut
b Mounting
Unclip protection cover 5 from
battery 6 and remove it.
Disconnect battery negative lead 8
from negative terminal.
왘
Remove positive terminal cover.
왘
Disconnect the battery positive
lead 7.
왘
Remove the battery ventilation
hose 9 by pulling it out.
왘
Unfasten and remove attachment
nuts a.
왘
Remove mounting b.
535
Practical hints
Battery
Step 8 (Removing)
Step 9 (Reinstalling)
왘
Carry out step 8 in reverse order
(컄 page 536).
왘
Carry out step 10 to reconnect the
battery (컄 page 536).
왘
Follow steps 5 to 1 in reverse order to
completely reinstall the battery
(컄 page 535) to (컄 page 532).
! The battery, the battery ventilation hose 9
and the lateral plug d (컄 page 536) must
always be securely installed when the vehicle is
in operation.
Step 10 (Reconnecting)
왘
If the battery has been removed, first
carry out step 8 in reverse order
(컄 page 536).
c Battery
왘
Open the driver’s door.
왘
Tilt the battery c with the negative
terminal side upwards.
왘
Make sure all electrical consumers are
turned off.
왘
Take out the battery maintaining its
tilted position in the direction of the
arrow.
왘
Make sure the SmartKey is removed
from the starter switch.
Battery, shown removed for illustration
9 Battery ventilation hose
d Vent plug
536
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Make sure the vehicle’s on-board
electronics have status 0 (Open the
driver’s door. With the driver’s door
open, the vehicle’s on-board electronics have status 0, same as with
the SmartKey removed from the
starter switch (컄 page 41)).
Practical hints
Battery
왘
왘
Connect the positive lead to the positive terminal and fasten it’s cover
(컄 page 535).
Connect the negative lead to the negative terminal (컄 page 535).
If the battery is discharged, the battery can
be charged using the jump-start contacts
located in the engine compartment
(컄 page 539).
! Never invert the terminal connections!
i The following procedures must be carried
out following any interruption of battery power
(e.g. due to reconnection):
앫
Set the clock (컄 page 176).
Vehicles with COMAND system with navigation module*: Time and date are set automatically.
앫
Synchronize the door windows
(컄 page 251).
앫
Synchronize the power tilt/sliding sunroof*
(컄 page 255).
앫
Synchronize the power folding exterior rear
view mirrors* (컄 page 212).
왘
Charging the battery
Warning!
G
Never charge a battery while still installed in
the vehicle unless the accessory battery
charge unit approved by Mercedes-Benz is
being used. Gases may escape during charging and cause explosions that may result in
paint damage, corrosion or personal injury.
Charge the battery in accordance with
the instructions of the battery charger
manufacturer.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Large 12-volt storage batteries contain
lead. Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
An accessory battery charge unit specially
adapted for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and
tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz is
available, permitting the charging of the
battery in its installed position. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for information and availability.
Charge battery in accordance with the
separate instructions for the accessory
battery charger.
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Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these directions will cause
damage to the electronic components, and
can lead to a battery explosion and severe
injury or death.
Never lean over batteries while connecting
or jump starting, you might get injured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not
allow this fluid to come in contact with eyes,
skin or clothing. In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with water, and seek
medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and very explosive. Keep
flames or sparks away from battery, avoid
improper connection of jumper cables,
smoking, etc.
Attempting to jump start a frozen battery
can result in it exploding, causing personal
injury.
If the battery is discharged, the engine can
be started with jumper cables and the battery of another vehicle. Observe the following:
앫
앫
! Do not tow-start the vehicle.
앫
Jump starting should only be performed
when the engine and catalytic
converter1 are cold.
앫
Do not start the engine if the battery is
frozen. Let the battery thaw out first.
앫
Only jump start from batteries with the
same voltage rating (12 V). Jump starting with a higher voltage battery could
damage the vehicle’s electrical system,
which will not be covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
앫
Read all instructions before proceeding.
1
538
Jump starting should only be performed
using the jump-start contacts located
in the engine compartment
(컄 page 539).
Only use jumper cables with sufficient
cross-section and insulated terminal
clamps.
Vehicles with gasoline engine only.
Always make sure the jumper cables
are not on or near pulleys, fans or other
parts that move when the engine is
started or running.
! Avoid repeated and lengthy starting
attempts.
Do not attempt to start the engine using a
battery quick charge unit.
If the engine does not run after several unsuccessful starting attempts, have it checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
Excessive unburned fuel generated by repeated
failed starting attempts may damage the catalytic converter1.
Make sure the jumper cables do not have loose
or missing insulation.
Make sure the cable clamps do not touch any
other metal part while the other end is still attached to a battery.
Practical hints
Jump starting
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Apply parking brake (컄 page 68).
Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 530).
왘
Set automatic transmission to
position P (컄 page 194).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 379).
왘
Remove cover from negative
terminal 1.
The jump-start contacts are located in the
engine compartment.
왘
Flip up cover 3 of positive terminal 2
in direction of arrow.
Warning!
G
왘
Connect positive terminal 2 and 4
with the jumper cable. Clamp cable to
charged battery 4 first.
왘
Start engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
왘
Connect negative terminals 1 and 5
of the batteries with the second jumper
cable. Clamp the cable to negative
terminal 5 of the charged battery
first.
! Never invert the terminal connections!
왘
Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
You can now turn on the electrical consumers. Do not switch on the headlamps under
any circumstances.
왘
1 Negative (-) terminal
2 Positive (+) terminal
3 Positive terminal cover
왘
Make sure the two vehicles do not
touch.
1 Negative terminal of discharged
battery
2 Positive terminal of discharged battery
4 Positive terminal of charged battery
5 Negative terminal of charged battery
Remove the jumper cables first from
negative terminals 1 and 5 and then
from positive terminals 2 and 4.
You can now switch on the headlamps.
왘
Have the battery checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Mercedes-Benz recommends that the
vehicle be transported with all wheels off
the ground using flatbed or appropriate
wheel lift/dolly equipment. This method is
preferable to other types of towing.
! Do not tow-start the vehicle.
! Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment,
with the SmartKey in starter switch turned to
position 0.
Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Towing
with sling-type equipment over bumpy roads will
damage radiator and supports.
To prevent damage during transport, do not tie
down vehicle by its chassis or suspension parts.
Use the towing eyes.
Switch off the ESP® (컄 page 107) and the
automatic central locking (컄 page 130).
! Do not tow with one axle raised. Doing so
could damage the transfer case, which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
All wheels must be on or off the ground. Observe
instructions for towing the vehicle with all
wheels on the ground.
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If circumstances do not permit the recommended towing methods, the vehicle may
be towed with all wheels on the ground
only so far as necessary to have the vehicle
moved to a safe location where the recommended towing methods can be employed.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground, the vehicle may be towed only
for distances up to 30 miles (50 km) and at
a speed not to exceed 30 mph (50 km/h).
Warning!
G
If circumstances require towing the vehicle
with all wheels on the ground, always tow
with a tow bar if
앫
the engine will not run
앫
there is a malfunction in the brake
system
앫
there is a malfunction in the power
supply or in the vehicle’s electrical
system
as that will be necessary to adequately
control the towed vehicle.
Prior to towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground, make sure the starter switch is
in position 2 (컄 page 42).
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Warning!
G
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
systems. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the
vehicle. Adapt your driving accordingly.
! When towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground:
! Towing of the vehicle should only be done
using the properly installed towing eye bolt.
Never attach a tow cable, tow rope or tow rod to
the vehicle chassis, frame or suspension parts.
앫
The automatic transmission must be in
position N (컄 page 193).
앫
The starter switch must be in position 2
(컄 page 41).
i When towing the vehicle with all wheels on
Keep in mind that it is important that the
starter switch is in position 2. As soon as the
SmartKey is removed from the starter
switch or the engine is turned off with
KEYLESS-GO* and you open the driver’s
door or the front passenger door, the automatic transmission will shift to park
position P, see “Starter switch positions”
(컄 page 41).
With the automatic central locking activated and
the starter switch in position 2 (컄 page 41), the
vehicle doors lock if a wheel is turning at a speed
of approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or above.
앫
The battery must be connected and charged.
Otherwise, the starter switch cannot be set
to position 2 and the automatic transmission
will remain locked in position P.
the ground, note the following:
To prevent the vehicle doors from locking,
deactivate the automatic central locking
(컄 page 130).
i To signal turns while being towed with
hazard warning flasher in use, set the starter
switch to position 2 and activate combination
switch for left or right turn signal in usual manner
– only the selected turn signal will operate.
Upon canceling the turn signal, the hazard
warning flasher will operate again.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Removing cover
Installing towing eye bolt
i The cover 1 is secured to the bumper by a
plastic cord.
Depending on whether you are towing a
vehicle or you are being towed, the towing
eye bolt can be screwed into threaded
holes which are located behind covers on
the right-hand side of each bumper.
왘
Press mark on cover 1 as indicated by
the arrow.
왘
Lift off cover 1 to reveal the threaded
hole for towing eye bolt.
Installing towing eye bolt
1 Cover
Warning!
1 Cover
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왘
Take the towing eye bolt and wheel
wrench from the vehicle tool kit
(컄 page 495).
왘
Screw towing eye bolt in clockwise to
its stop and tighten with wheel wrench.
G
In order to avoid possible serious burns or
injury, use extreme caution when removing
the rear cover, because the rear exhaust
pipe is extremely hot.
Removing towing eye bolt
왘
Loosen towing eye bolt counterclockwise with wheel wrench.
왘
Unscrew towing eye bolt.
왘
Store the towing eye bolt and wheel
wrench back into the vehicle tool kit
(컄 page 495).
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Installing cover
왘
Engage cover 1 at top and press at
bottom.
Stranded vehicle
Freeing a stranded vehicle, on which the
wheels are dug into sand or mud, should
be done with the greatest of care, especially if the vehicle is heavily loaded.
Avoid pulling the vehicle abruptly or diagonally, since it could result in damage to the
chassis alignment.
Never try to free a vehicle that is still coupled to a trailer.
If possible, a vehicle equipped with trailer
hitch receiver should be pulled backward
in its own previously made tracks.
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Practical hints
Fuses
The electrical fuses in your vehicle serve to
switch off malfunctioning power circuits.
If a fuse is blown, the components and systems secured by that fuse will stop operating.
Warning!
G
Only use fuses approved by Mercedes-Benz
with the specified amperage for the system
in question and do not attempt to repair or
bridge a blown fuse. Using other than approved fuses or using repaired or bridged
fuses may cause an overload leading to a
fire, and/or cause damage to electrical
components and/or systems. Have the
cause determined and remedied by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
i A blown fuse must be replaced by an appropriate spare fuse (recognizable by its color or the
fuse rating given on the fuse) of the amperage
recommended in the fuse chart. Any
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center will be glad to
advise you on this subject.
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If a newly inserted fuse blows again, have
the cause determined and rectified by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
Before replacing fuses:
왘
Apply parking brake (컄 page 68).
왘
Make sure the automatic transmission
is set to P (컄 page 194).
The following aids are available to help you
replace fuses. They are included with the
vehicle tool kit (컄 page 495):
앫
The gear position indicator in the multifunction display should be on P.
Fuse chart
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
The fuse chart explains the fuse allocation and fuse amperages.
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 41).
왘
앫
Spare fuses
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
앫
Fuse extractor
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
The electrical fuses are located in different
fuse boxes:
앫
Fuse box in engine compartment
(컄 page 545)
앫
Fuse box in cargo compartment
(컄 page 545)
앫
Fuse box in passenger compartment
(컄 page 546)
왘
Open the driver’s door (this puts
the starter switch in position 0,
same as with the SmartKey removed from the starter switch). The
driver’s door then can be closed
again.
Practical hints
Fuses
Fuse box in engine compartment
! The fuse box cover must be installed
Removing/installing cover
The fuse box is located on the passenger
side of the engine compartment.
properly to prevent moisture and/or dirt from
entering the fuse box and possibly impairing fuse
operation.
왘
Open the tailgate (컄 page 124).
왘
왘
왘
Insert a suitable object such as a coin
into the slot of lock 1 (컄 page 545).
왘
Turn lock 1 counterclockwise by 90°
in direction of arrow.
왘
Remove cover 2.
왘
Install cover 2 in reverse order.
Open the hood (컄 page 379).
Close the hood after checking or replacing fuses (컄 page 380).
Fuse box in cargo compartment
The fuse box is located in the cargo compartment behind the passenger side trim
panel.
Fuse box GL 450 (GL 320 CDI similar)
1 Fuse box cover
2 Clamps
왘
Pull clamps 2 in direction of arrow.
왘
Lift fuse box cover 1 up.
왘
Install fuse box cover in reverse order.
1 Lock
2 Cover
545
Practical hints
Fuses
Fuse box in passenger compartment
The fuse box is located behind a cover in
the dashboard on the front passenger side.
Opening
왘
Open the front passenger door.
왘
Open the glove box (컄 page 316).
왘
Insert flat, blunt object as a lever into
the edge of the cover 1 at the position
indicated by the arrow.
왘
왘
Loosen cover 1 from dashboard using
lever.
Take the fuse chart from the vehicle
tool kit (컄 page 496).
왘
Using your hands, pull cover 1 out
and remove.
Open the fuse box in engine compartment (컄 page 545).
왘
Use the fuse extractor to remove
fuse 120. Find its location in the fuse
chart.
왘
Hook cover 1 into the opening at the
front.
왘
Press cover 1 back on until it engages.
! Do not use sharp objects such as a screwdriver to open the fuse box cover 1 in the dashboard, as this could damage the fuse box cover
or the dashboard.
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If the engine cannot be turned off as described in the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 69), you may use the following
emergency procedure.
왘
Closing
1 Cover
Emergency engine shut-down
Technical data
Parts service
Warranty coverage
Identification labels
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Engine
Rims and tires
Electrical system
Main Dimensions
Weights
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
547
Technical data
Parts service
The “Technical data” section provides the
necessary technical data for your vehicle.
All authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Centers maintain a stock of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz Parts required for maintenance and repair work. In addition, strategically located parts distribution centers
provide quick and reliable parts service.
More than 300000 different parts for
Mercedes-Benz models are available.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts are subjected to stringent quality inspections. Each
part has been specifically developed, manufactured or selected for and adapted to
Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Therefore, Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
should be installed.
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! The use of non-genuine Mercedes-Benz
parts and accessories not authorized by
Mercedes-Benz could damage the vehicle, which
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty, or could compromise the vehicle’s
durability or safety.
Technical data
Warranty coverage
왔 Warranty coverage
Your vehicle is covered under the terms of
the warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information booklet. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will exchange or repair any defective parts originally installed on the vehicle
in accordance with the terms of the following warranties:
앫
New Vehicle Limited Warranty
앫
Emission System Warranty
앫
Emission Performance Warranty
앫
California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control Systems
Warranty
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Parts and
Accessories warranties, copies of which
are available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information booklet, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center arrange
for a replacement. It will be mailed to you.
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Technical data
Identification labels
1 Certification label (on driver’s B-pillar)
Example certification label (U.S. vehicles)
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
can be found in the following locations:
2 Paintwork code
3 VIN
앫
on the certification label
앫
embossed underneath the
passenger-side second-row rear seat
(컄 page 551)
앫
on the lower edge of the windshield
(컄 page 551)
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Example certification label
(Canada vehicles)
2 Paintwork code
3 VIN
i Data shown on certification label are for
illustration purpose only. These data are specific
to each vehicle and may vary from data shown in
the illustration. Refer to certification label on
vehicle for actual data specific to your vehicle.
Technical data
Identification labels
Second-row seat
4 VIN
왘
Fold the carpet forwards.
The VIN 4 is now visible.
i When ordering parts, please specify vehicle
identification and engine numbers.
5 Emission control information label,
includes both federal and California
certification exhaust emission
standards
6 Engine number (engraved on engine)
7 Vacuum line routing diagram label
8 VIN, visible (lower edge of windshield)
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Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
GL 320 CDI
GL 450
1 Coolant pump
2 Idler pulley
3 Automatic belt tensioner
4 Power steering pump
5 Air conditioning compressor
6 Crankshaft
7 Idler pulley
8 Generator (alternator)
1 Idler pulley
2 Idler pulley
3 Automatic belt tensioner
4 Power steering pump
5 Air conditioning compressor
6 Crankshaft
7 Coolant pump
8 Generator (alternator)
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Technical data
Engine
왔 Engine
Model
GL 320 CDI (164.8221)
GL 450 (164.8711)
Engine
642
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Mode of operation
Diesel 4-stroke engine
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
6
8
Bore
3.27 in (83.00 mm)
3.66 in (92.90 mm)
Stroke
3.62 in (92.00 mm)
3.38 in (86.00 mm)
Total piston displacement
182 cu in (2987 cm3)
285 cu in (4663 cm3)
Compression ratio
17.7:1
10.7:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
215 hp/4000 rpm
(160 kW/4000 rpm)
335 hp/6000 rpm 2
(250 kW/6000 rpm)
Maximum torque acc. to SAE J 1349
400 lb-ft/1600 - 2400 rpm
(543 Nm/1600 - 2400 rpm)
339 lb-ft/2700 - 5000 rpm
(460 Nm/2700 - 5000 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
4500 rpm
6500 rpm
Firing order
1-4-2-5-3-6
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Poly-V-belt
2035 mm
2404 mm
1
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special
equipment.
2
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
! Only use tires which have been tested and
! Using tires other than those approved by
approved by Mercedes-Benz. Tires approved by
Mercedes-Benz are developed to provide best
possible performance in conjunction with the
driving safety systems on your vehicle such as
ABS or ESP®. Tires specially developed for your
vehicle and tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz can be identified by finding the
following on the tire’s sidewall:
Mercedes-Benz can have detrimental effects,
such as
앫
MO = Mercedes-Benz Original equipment
tires
Using tires other than those approved by
Mercedes-Benz may result in damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
앫
poor handling characteristics
앫
increased noise
앫
increased fuel consumption
Moreover, tires and rims not approved by
Mercedes-Benz may, under load, exhibit dimensional variations and different tire deformation
characteristics that could cause them to come
into contact with the vehicle body or axle parts.
Damage to the tires or the vehicle may be the
result.
i Further information on tires and rims is
available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center. A placard with the recommended
tire inflation pressure is located on the driver’s
door B-pillar (컄 page 550). Some vehicles may
have supplemental tire inflation pressure information for driving at high speeds (컄 page 395)
or for vehicle loads less than the maximum
loaded vehicle condition (컄 page 395). If such
information is provided, it can be found on the
placard located on the inside of the fuel filler
flap.
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The tire inflation pressure should be checked
regularly and should only be adjusted on cold
tires. Follow tire manufacturer’s maintenance
recommendation included with vehicle.
i The following pages also list the approved
wheel rim and tire sizes for equipping your
vehicles with winter tires. Winter tires are not
available as standard or optional factory equipment, but can be purchased from an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Depending on vehicle model and the standard or
optional factory-equipped wheel rim/tire
configuration on your vehicle (Appearance
Package, etc.), equipping your vehicle with winter tires approved for your vehicle model may
also require the purchase of two or four wheel
rims of the recommended size for use with these
winter tires. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center for more information.
Technical data
Rims and tires
Same size tires
Model
GL 320 CDI,
GL 450
GL 320 CDI*,
GL 450*
GL 320 CDI*,
GL 450*
Rims (light alloy)
8 J x 18 H2
8.5 J x 19 H2
8.5 J x 20 H2
Wheel offset
2.36 in (53 mm)
2.20 in (56 mm)
2.20 in (56 mm)
-
-
275/50 R20 109W
265/60 R18 110H M+S
275/55 R19 111H M+S
-
265/60 R18 110H M+S.
265/55 R19 109H M+S . -
265/60 R18 110H M+S
275/55 R19 111H M+S
Summer
tires1
All-season tires
Winter tires
All-terrain
1
2
1
1,2
tires*1,2
-
Radial-ply tires
Not available as factory equipment.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Minispare wheel
Model
GL 320 CDI,
GL 450
Rim
4.5B x 19 H2
Wheel offset
1.58 in (40 mm)
Tire
T 165/90D-19 119M1
1
Must not be used with snow chains.
! Please compare the recommended tire
inflation pressure for your vehicle with the tire
inflation pressure on the yellow label located on
the Minispare wheel rim.
If the tire inflation pressure on the yellow label
on the Minispare wheel rim differs from the
values given in this Operator’s Manual, inflate
the tire to the recommended tire inflation pressure given on the yellow label on the Minispare
wheel rim.
i Please note that the tire inflation pressure of
the Minispare tire differs from the tire inflation
pressure of the road tires.
Inflate the Minispare tire to approximately 61 psi
(4.2 bar).
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Technical data
Electrical system
왔 Electrical system
Model
GL 450
Generator (alternator)
14 V/180 A
Starter motor
12 V/1.7 kW
Battery
12 V/95 Ah
Spark plugs
NGK PLKR6A
Electrode gap
0.031 in (0.8 mm)
Tightening torque
15 – 22 lb-ft (20 – 30 Nm)
Model
GL 320 CDI
Generator (alternator)
14 V/220 A
Starter motor
12 V/2.0 kW
Battery
12 V/95 Ah
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Technical data
Main Dimensions
Model
GL 320 CDI, GL 450
Overall vehicle length
200.6 in (5096 mm)
Vehicle width (exterior rear view mirrors folded out)
83.7 in (2127 mm)
Vehicle width (exterior rear view mirrors folded in)
76.0 in (1930 mm)
Overall vehicle height, depending on set vehicle level
72.4 in - 75.6 in (1840 mm - 1920 mm)
Overall vehicle height, depending on set vehicle level
(vehicles with enhanced off-road package*)
72.4 in - 76.8 in (1840 mm - 1950 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3075 mm)
Ground clearance, depending on set vehicle level
7.8 in - 10.9 in (197 mm - 277 mm)
Ground clearance, depending on set vehicle level
(vehicles with enhanced off-road package*)
7.8 in - 12.1 in (197 mm - 307 mm)
Turning circle
39.7 ft (12.1 m)
Track, front
65.0 in (1651 mm)
Track, rear
65.1 in (1654 mm)
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Technical data
Weights
왔 Weights
Roof load max.
198 lb (90 kg)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Capacities
Warning!
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match. Therefore only use
products tested and approved by
Mercerdes-Benz.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products pamphlet (USA only), or
inquire at an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
G
Comply with all valid regulations with respect to handling, storing and disposing of
service fluids. Otherwise you could
endanger persons or the environment.
For health reasons, you should prevent
service fluids from coming into direct
contact with your skin or clothing.
If a service fluid is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately.
Keep service fluids out of the reach of
children.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Engine with oil filter
All models
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
Approved engine oils
Automatic transmission
All models
9.5 US qt (9.0 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Fluid
Transfer case single speed
All models
0.5 US qt (0.5 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Fluid
Transfer case double speed*
All models
1.6 US qt (1.5 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Fluid
Front axle
All models
1.2 US qt (1.1 l)
Hypoid gear oil
Rear axle
All models
1.2 US qt (1.1 l)
Hypoid gear oil
Rear axle with differential lock* All models
1.7 US qt (1.6 l)
Hypoid gear oil
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Power steering
All models
approx. 1.3 US qt (1.2 l)
MB Power Steering Fluid or approved
Dexron III ATF
Front wheel hubs
All models
approx. 1.5 oz (43 g) each
High temperature roller bearing grease
Brake system
All models
-
MB Brake Fluid (DOT 4+)
Cooling system
GL 320 CDI
approx. 10.0 US qt (9.5 l)
MB Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
GL 450
approx. 10.6 US qt (10.0 l)
MB Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
All models
26.4 US gal (100.0 l)
Gasoline engine:
Premium unleaded gasoline:
Minimum Posted Octane 91
(Avg. of 96 RON/86 MON)
Fuel Tank
including a reserve of
approx. 3.4 US gal (13.0 l)
Diesel engine:
ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM)
Air conditioning system
All models
Windshield washer system All models
and headlamp cleaning
system*
1
-
R-134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant oil
(never R-12)
8.1 US qt (7.7 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
Use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “MB SummerFit” and water for temperatures above freezing or MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “MB SummerFit” and
commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze for temperatures below freezing. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 567).
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Engine oils
Engine oil additives
Engine oils are specifically tested for their
suitability in our engines and durability for
our service intervals. Therefore, only use
approved engine oils and oil filters
required for vehicles with Maintenance
System. For a listing of approved engine
oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory
Approved Service Products pamphlet
(USA only), or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
! Do not blend oil additives with engine oil.
They may damage the engine.
Damage or malfunctions resulting from blending
oil additives are not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
! Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those expressly
required for the Maintenance System, or changing of oil and oil filter at change intervals longer
than those called for by the Maintenance System
will result in engine or emission control system
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Please follow Maintenance System recommendations for scheduled oil changes. Failure to do
so will result in engine or emission control
system damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Air conditioning refrigerant
R-134a (HFC) refrigerant and special PAG
lubricating oil are used in the air
conditioning system.
! Never use R-12 (CFC) or mineral-based
lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the system
will occur.
Brake fluid
Warning!
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During vehicle operation, the boiling point of
the brake fluid is continuously reduced
through the absorption of moisture from the
atmosphere. Under extremely strenuous
operating conditions, this moisture content
can lead to the formation of bubbles in the
system, thus reducing the system’s
efficiency.
Therefore, the brake fluid must be replaced
regularly. Refer to your vehicle’s
Maintenance Booklet for replacement interval.
Only brake fluid approved by
Mercedes-Benz is recommended. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will provide you with additional
information.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Premium unleaded gasoline
(gasoline engine)
Warning!
G
! To maintain the engine’s durability and per-
Fuel requirements
formance, premium unleaded gasoline must be
used. If premium unleaded gasoline is not available and low octane fuel is used, follow these
precautions:
Gasoline engine
앫
Have the fuel tank only partially filled with
unleaded regular gasoline and fill up with
premium unleaded gasoline as soon as
possible.
앫
Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt
acceleration.
앫
Do not exceed an engine speed of 3000 rpm
if the vehicle is loaded with a light load such
as two persons and no luggage.
Gasoline is highly flammable and poisonous.
It burns violently and can cause serious
personal injury.
Never allow sparks, flame or smoking materials near gasoline!
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Whenever you are around gasoline, avoid inhaling fumes and skin or clothing contact,
extinguish all smoking materials.
Direct skin contact with fuels and the inhalation of fuel vapors are damaging to your
health.
앫
Do not exceed 2/3 of maximum accelerator
pedal position if the vehicle is fully loaded or
operating in mountainous terrain.
Only use premium unleaded fuel:
앫
The octane number (posted at the
pump) must be 91 min. It is an average
of both the Research Octane Number
(RON) and the Motor Octane Number
(MON): (RON+MON)/2. This is also
known as the ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
Unleaded gasoline containing oxygenates
such as ethanol, IPA, IBA and TBA can be
used provided the ratio of any one of these
oxygenates to gasoline does not
exceed 10%; MTBE must not exceed 15%.
The ratio of methanol to gasoline must not
exceed 3% plus additional cosolvents.
Using mixtures of ethanol and methanol is
not allowed. Gasohol, which contains
10% ethanol and 90% unleaded gasoline,
can be used.
563
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
These blends must also meet all other fuel
requirements, such as resistance to spark
knock, boiling range, vapor pressure, etc.
Diesel engine
Only use commercially available vehicular
ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM).
To prevent malfunctions, diesel fuel with
improved cold flow characteristics is offered in the winter months. Check with
your fuel retailer.
! Do not fill the tank with gasoline. Do not
blend diesel fuel with gasoline or kerosine. The
fuel system and engine will otherwise be
damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
564
Gasoline additives (gasoline engine)
A major concern among engine
manufacturers is carbon build-up caused
by gasoline. Mercedes-Benz recommends
only the use of quality gasoline containing
additives that prevent the build-up of
carbon deposits.
After an extended period of using fuels
without such additives carbon deposits
can build up, especially on the intake
valves and in the combustion area, leading
to engine performance problems such as:
앫
Warm-up hesitation
앫
Unstable idle
앫
Knocking/pinging
앫
Misfire
앫
Power loss
In areas where carbon deposits may be
encountered due to lack of availability of
gasolines which contain these additives,
Mercedes-Benz recommends the use of
additives approved by us for use on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Refer to the
Factory Approved Service Products
pamphlet (USA only) or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for a listing of approved product(s).
Follow directions on product label.
Do not blend other fuel additives with fuel.
This only results in unnecessary costs and
may be harmful to the engine operation.
! Damage or malfunction resulting from poor
fuel quality or from blending additional fuel
additives other than those tested and approved
by us for use on Mercedes-Benz vehicles are not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Coolants
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze, which
provides:
앫
Corrosion protection
앫
Freeze protection
앫
Boiling protection (by increasing the
boiling point)
The cooling system was filled at the factory
with a coolant providing freeze protection
to approximately -35°F (-37°C) and corrosion protection.
! Add premixed coolant solution only. Adding
water and MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
separately from each other, could cause engine
damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
If the antifreeze mixture is effective to
-35°F (-37°C), the boiling point of the coolant in the pressurized cooling system is
reached at approximately 266°F (130°C).
The coolant solution must be used year
round to provide the necessary corrosion
protection and increase boil-over protection. Refer to Maintenance Booklet for
replacement interval.
Coolant system design and coolant used
determine the replacement interval. The
replacement interval published in the
Maintenance booklet is only applicable if
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze solution or other Mercedes-Benz approved
products of equal specification are used to
renew the coolant concentration or bring it
back up to the proper level.
For information on other Mercedes-Benz
approved products of equal specification,
refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 50% anticorrosion/antifreeze (equivalent to freeze
protection to approximately -35°F
[-37°C]). If you use a solution that is more
than 55% anticorrosion/antifreeze (freeze
protection to approximately -49°F
[-45°C]), the engine temperature will
increase due to the lower heat transfer
capability of the solution. Therefore, do not
use more than this amount of anticorrosion/antifreeze.
If the coolant level is low, water and
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
should be used to bring it up to the proper
level (have cooling system checked for
signs of leakage). Please make sure the
mixture is in accordance with label instructions.
The water in the cooling system must meet
minimum requirements, which are usually
satisfied by normal drinking water. If you
are not sure about the water quality, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
565
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
Your vehicle contains a number of
aluminum parts. The use of aluminum
components in motor vehicle engines
necessitates that anticorrosion/antifreeze
coolant used in such engines be
specifically formulated to protect the
aluminum parts. Failure to use such
anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant will result
in a significantly shortened service life.
Therefore, the following product is strongly
recommended for use in your vehicle:
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze agent.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity
Approximate freeze protection
Model
-35°F (-37°C)
-49°F (-45°C)
GL 320 CDI
5.0 US qt (4.75 l)
5.5 US qt (5.2 l)
GL 450
5.3 US qt (5.0 l)
5.8 US qt (5.5 l)
566
Before the start of the winter season (or
once a year in hot southern regions), you
should have the anticorrosion/antifreeze
concentration checked. The coolant is also
regularly checked each time you bring your
vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center for service.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants
Windshield and headlamp washer fluid
mixing ration
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
Both the windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system* are supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir.
The windshield washer reservoir has a capacity of approximately 8.1 US qt (7.7 l).
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate and water (or concentrate and commercially available
premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient
temperatures).
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/antifreeze
on hot engine parts, because it may ignite
and burn. You could be seriously burned.
For temperatures above freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate
“MB SummerFit” and water:
앫
1 part “MB SummerFit” to 100 parts
water
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “MB SummerFit” to
1 gal [4.0 l] water)
For temperatures below freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate
“MB SummerFit ” and commercially available premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze:
앫
1 part “MB SummerFit” to 100 parts
solvent
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “MB SummerFit” to
1 gal [4.0 l] solvent)
567
568
Index
A
ABS 103
Indicator lamp 436
Messages in the
multifunction display 453
Off-road - ABS 104
Accelerator position, automatic
transmission 198
Accessory weight 415
Accident 67
Active head restraint 92, 135, 504
Adaptive Damping System (ADS)* 280
Air bags 76
Children 77, 93
Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp 31, 32, 85
Front, Driver 79
Front, Passenger 79
Occupant Classification System*
(OCS) 81
Safety guidelines 78
Side impact (front and rear*) 80
Window curtain 80
Air conditioning refrigerant 562
Air conditioning system see
Climate control or
Automatic climate control (3-zone)*
Air conditioning, Cooling 226, 241
Air distribution, Front 221, 236
Air distribution, Rear 229, 245
Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure
Air recirculation mode 224, 239
Air suspension package 280
Adaptive Damping System
(ADS)* 280
Messages in the
multifunction display 490
Vehicle level control 281
Air vents 229
Air vents*, Rear 246
Air vents, Front 222, 236
Air volume 222, 237
Alarm system see Anti-theft systems
Alignment bolt (vehicle tool kit) 496, 526
Anticorrosion/antifreeze 561, 566
Antiglare, Interior rear view mirror 210
Antiglare, Rear view mirrors* 211
Antilock Brake System see ABS
Anti-theft systems 112
Anti-theft alarm system 111, 112
Immobilizer 111
Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
Armrest storage compartments
Front 318
Ashtrays* 322
Aspect ratio 415
ATF 382
Attaching a trailer 368
Audio menu 166
CD operation 167
Radio operation 166
Satellite radio* operation
(USA only) 166
Auto-dimming*, Rear view mirrors 211
Automatic central locking,
Control system 183
569
Index
Automatic climate control (3-zone)* 230
Air conditioning refrigerant 561
Air conditioning, Cooling 241
Air distribution, Front 236
Air distribution, Rear 245
Air recirculation mode 239
Air vents*, second-row seats 246
Air vents*, third-row seats 247
Air vents, Front 236
Air volume 237
Control panel, Front 232
Control panel, Rear 243
Deactivating system 234
Defogging 237
Defrosting 237
Maximum cooling, MAXCOOL 239
Rear passenger compartment 243
Rear window defroster 215
Residual engine heat (REST) 242
Using driver-side settings for
all temperature zones 242
570
Automatic headlamp mode 146
Automatic lighting control,
Interior lighting 152
Automatic locking when driving 130
Automatic transmission 58
Accelerator position 198
Emergency operation
(limp-home mode) 202
Gear ranges 200
Gear selector lever 58, 192
Gear selector lever position 195
Gear shifting malfunctions 202
Hill start assist system 199
Kickdown 198
Shifting procedure 195
Starting the engine 57
Steering wheel gearshift control 201
Towing a trailer 200
Transmission fluid level 382
Transmission positions 196
Automatic Transmission Fluid see ATF
B
BabySmartTM
Air bag deactivation system 87, 450
Self-test 87
Backrest
Seat 46
Seat, Lumbar support 139
Seat, Multicontour* 140
Backup lamps
Messages in the
multifunction display 481
Replacing bulbs 515
Bar 416
BAS 105
Lamps in instrument cluster 436
Messages in the
multifunction display 453
Basic cross bars* 297
Batteries, SmartKey
Check lamp 114, 117
Checking battery condition 122
Messages in the
multifunction display 469
Replacing 506
Index
Battery, Vehicle 530
Charging 537
Disconnecting and connecting 532
Jump starting 538
Removing and installing 532
Bead 416
Beverage holder see Cup holder
Bi-Xenon headlamps* see headlamps
Bolts, Spare wheel 499
Brake fluid 562
Checking 377
Messages in the
multifunction display 472
Brake lamp
Cleaning lenses 429
Messages in the
multifunction display 481
Replacing bulbs 515
Brake pads 350
Messages in the
multifunction display 470
Brakes 350
Warning lamp 437
Break-in period 348
Bulbs, replacing see Replacing bulbs
Button for Voice control* system
158
30,
C
California retail buyers and lessees,
Important notice for 11
Camera see Rear view camera*
Can holder see Cup holder
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants 560
Card holder 33, 37, 321
Cargo compartment cover blind 312
Cargo net* 313
Cargo tie-down rings 304
Carpets, Cleaning 433
Carriers* 297
Catalytic converter
(gasoline engine) 373
CD changer 167, 316
CD player 167
Center console
Lower part 33
Upper part (Vehicles with
enhanced off-road package*) 32
Upper part (Vehicles without
enhanced off-road package*) 31
Central locking
Automatic 130
Locking/unlocking from the
inside 130
Switch 130
Certification label 550
CHECK ENGINE malfunction indicator
lamp 439, 440
Checking tire pressure electronically with
the Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (Advanced TPMS)*,
(Canada only) 402
Checking tire pressure electronically with
the Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS), (USA only) 399
Checklist
Off-road driving 359
Returning from off-road driving 365
571
Index
Children in the vehicle 93
Air bags 77, 93
Blocking rear door window
operation 100
Indicator lamp, Front passenger front
air bag 85, 87, 450
Infant and child restraint systems 88,
94
LATCH-type child seat anchors 97
Occupant Classification System*
(OCS) 81
Cigarette lighter* 324
Climate control 216
Air conditioning refrigerant 561
Air conditioning, Cooling 226, 227
Air distribution, Front 221
Air distribution, rear 229
Air recirculation mode 224
Air vents*, second-row seats 222
Air vents, Front 222
Air volume 222
Control panel*, Rear 228
Control panel, Front 218
Deactivating system 220
Defogging 224
Defrosting 223
572
Rear window defroster 215
Residual engine heat (REST) 227
Clock 27, 176
Setting time 176
Cloth upholstery, Cleaning and
care of 434
Cockpit 24
Cockpit Management and Data System
see COMAND System
Cold tire inflation pressure 416
Collapsible wheel chock 498
COMAND System see separate operating
instructions
Combination switch 63, 65, 149
Compass 345
Adjustment 181
Calibration 182
Calling up the compass 345
Control and operation of radio
transmitters 372
Control system 157
Multifunction display 157
Multifunction steering wheel 158
Resetting to factory default 171
Control system menus 157
Audio 166
DISTRONIC* 169
NAV* 168
Off-road 168
Settings 170
Standard display 164
TEL* 189
Trip computer 187
Vehicle configuration 185
Vehicle status message memory 169
Control system submenus 161, 163, 173
Comfort* 184
Instrument cluster 174, 175
Lighting 178
Time/Date 176
Vehicle 181
Coolant 382, 565
Anticorrosion/antifreeze mixing ratio
and quantity 566
Capacities 560
Checking coolant level 377, 382
Messages in the
multifunction display 473, 475
Temperature 374
Temperature display 164
Index
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
Messages in the
multifunction display 481
Replacing bulbs 514
Crossing obstacles 363
Cruise control 257
Activating 259
Messages in the
multifunction display 454
Cup holders 321
Cleaning 322
Front center console 322
Front center console,
Removing/Installing 322
Rear armrest 321
Curb weight 416
D
Date display, Setting 176, 177
Daytime running lamp mode 147
Setting 178
Deep water see Standing water
Defogging windshield 223, 237
Defrosting, Front 223, 237
Defrosting, Rear 215
150
Delayed shut-off
Exterior lamps 179
Interior lighting 180
Department of Transportation see DOT
Diesel engine
Preglow indicator lamp 29
Differential locks* 206
A few words about 206
Messages in the
multifunction display 493
Switching 207
Difficulties
While driving 66
While starting 60
Digital clock see Clock
Digital speedometer 157, 165
Dimensions, Vehicle 558
Direction of rotation (tires) 388
Displays
Digital speedometer 157, 165
Distronic* 265
Maintenance service indicator 422
Messages in the
multifunction display 451
Multifunction display 157
Outside temperature 157, 165
Selecting 175
Symbol messages 469
Text messages 453
Vehicle status message 170, 451
Vehicle system settings, Control
system 161, 163, 170
Distance to empty (range), Trip
Computer 187
Distronic* 262
Activating 268
Cleaning system sensor 430
Control system 266
Deactivating 270
Distance warning function* 274
Distance warning function*
activating/deactivating 186
Driving hints 272
Messages in the
multifunction display 455
Sensor cover 430
Warning and indicator lamps 265
573
Index
Door
Entry lamps 154
Locking, In an emergency 501
Locking/unlocking,
KEYLESS-GO* 41, 72
Locking/unlocking, SmartKey 40, 71
Messages in the
multifunction display 478
Opening from inside/outside 116,
122
Remote door unlock (Tele Aid) 338
Unlocking, Mechanical key 500
Door control panel 35
Door handle 35
Door windows see Power windows
DOT 410, 416
Downhill driving
Cruise control 259
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) 275
Messages in the
multifunction display 470
Drinking and driving 349
574
Driving 54, 349
Abroad 372
Hydroplaning 354
In winter 355, 420
Instructions 54, 349
Problems 66
Safety systems 103
Systems 257
Through standing water 356
Through water 362
Tips 198
With Distronic* 272
Driving off 61
Driving safety systems
4-ETS 109
ABS 103
BAS 105
EBP 109
ESP® 105
Driving systems 257
Adaptive Damping System
(ADS)* 280
Air suspension package 280
Cruise control 257
Distronic* 262
Downhill Speed Regulation
(DSR) 275
Off-road driving program
(Vehicles without
enhanced off-road package*)
Parktronic system* 290
Rear view camera* 295
Vehicle level control 281
279
E
Easy-entry/exit feature
Activating (driver’s seat)* 184
For third-row seats 132
Easy-entry/exit feature* 49
EBP 109
Indicator and warning lamps 438,
471
Electrical connections
Trailer 366
Electrical fuses see Fuses
Electrical system, Technical data 557
Electronic Brake Proportioning see EBP
Electronic Stability Program see ESP®
Electronic Traction System see 4-ETS
Emergency calls
Tele Aid 334
Index
Emergency operation
Fuel filler flap 501
Locking/unlocking the vehicle 500,
501
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*,
Manual operation 503
Emergency operation
(Limp-Home Mode) 202
Emergency operations
Exit for third-row seats 134
Remote door unlock, Tele Aid 338
Tailgate, Opening from the inside
manually 124
Emergency Tensioning Device see ETD
Emergency, In case of
Battery, Jump starting 538
Engine shut-down 546
First aid kit 495
Flat tire 523
Fuses 544
Hazard warning flasher 151
Instrument cluster, Indicator
lamps 436, 437, 438, 439, 440,
441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446
Roadside Assistance 12, 336
Towing the vehicle 540
Emission control 373
Information label 551
System warranties 10
Vacuum line routing diagram
label 551
Engine
Belt layout 552
Belt layout (GL 320 CDI) 552
Break-in recommendations 381
Cleaning 427
Compartment 379
Emergency engine shut-down 546
Malfunction indicator lamp 29, 472
Maximum engine speed 156, 553
Messages in the
multifunction display 472
Number 551
Starting 57
Starting with KEYLESS-GO* 59
Starting with the SmartKey 58
Tachometer 29, 156
Technical data 553
Turning off with KEYLESS-GO* 70
Turning off with the SmartKey 70
Engine coolant see Coolant
Engine oil 381, 562
Adding 382, 562
Additives 562
Changing 382, 562
Checking level 381
Checking with the oil dipstick 381
Consumption 381
Filler neck 382
Messages in the
multifunction display 476
Recommended engine oils and oil
filters 562
Enhanced Off-road Package*
Vehicle level control 285
ESP® 27, 105
Four wheel electronic traction system
with ESP® 105
Messages in the
multifunction display 459, 460
Off-road-ESP® 108
Warning lamp 27, 441, 442
575
Index
ETD 91, 445
Safety guidelines 78
Expanding cargo compartment 306
Exterior rear view mirrors 52, 211
Folding 212
Power folding* 211
Synchronizing 212
F
Fastening the seat belts 54
Filler neck, Engine oil 382
First aid kit 495
Flat tire 523
Lifting the vehicle 524
Lowering the vehicle 528
Minispare wheel 499
Mounting the spare wheel 524
Preparing the vehicle 524
Floormats* 326
576
Fluids
Automatic transmission fluid 382,
560
Brake fluid 378, 561, 562
Capacities 560
Engine coolant 378, 382, 561, 565
Engine oil 381, 560, 562
Power steering fluid 561
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system* 378, 567
Fog lamps 148
Corner-illuminating
front fog lamps* 150
Messages in the
multifunction display 481
Rear fog lamp 149
Replacing bulbs 514
4-ETS 109
Off-road - 4-ETS 110
Front air bags 79
Front defroster 223, 237
Front lamps see Headlamps
Front passenger front air bag 74, 79
Messages in the multifunction
display 463, 464, 465, 466
Front passenger front air bag off indicator
lamp 31, 32, 85
Front seat heat restraints see
Head restraints
Front towing eye 542
Fuel 376, 561
Additives 564
Capacities, Fuel tank 561
Consumption statistics 187, 188
Filling the tank 375
Fuel filler flap and cap 375, 501
Fuel gauge 29
Fuel tank reserve warning lamp 29,
442
Premium unleaded gasoline 376,
561, 563
Requirements, Octane rating 563
Fuel cap
Messages in the
multifunction display 478
Index
Fuel consumption statistics
Since last reset 188
Since start 187
Fuel filler flap 375
Locking/unlocking 375
Opening 375
Opening in an emergency 501
Fuel tank
Capacity 561
Filler flap 375
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc. 560
Fuses 544
Fuse box in cargo compartment 545
Fuse box in engine compartment 545
Fuse box in passenger
compartment 546
Fuse chart 495, 544
Fuse extractor 495, 544
Replacing 544
Spare fuses 495, 544
G
Garage door opener 339
Gasoline see Fuel
GAWR 416
Gear range
Automatic transmission 192, 200
Limiting 200
Shifting into optimal 202
Gear selector lever 25, 58, 192
Cleaning 433
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission 192
Messages in the
multifunction display 461
Position indicator 195, 200
Transmission position 195
Global locking/unlocking see Key,
SmartKey
Glove box 316
Good visibility 210
Gross Axle Weight Rating see GAWR
Gross Trailer Weight see GTW
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating see GVWR
Gross Vehicle Weight see GVW
GTW 416
GVW 416
GVWR 416
H
Halogen headlamp see Headlamps
Hands-free microphone 34
Hard plastic trim items, cleaning 433
Hazard warning flasher 151
Head restraints 46, 135
Active head restraint 92, 135
Front seats, Adjusting 46
Rear seats 93
Rear seats, Adjusting 137
Rear seats, Removing and
installing 138
Headlamp aim
Adjusting 518
Headlamp cleaning system* 210, 384
Reservoir capacity 561
Headlamp shut-off delay see Delayed
shut-off, Exterior lamps
577
Index
Headlamps
Automatic headlamp mode 146
Bi-Xenon* 481, 512
Cleaning lenses 429
Cleaning system* 210, 384
Halogen 511
High beam see High beam flasher
High beam see High beam headlamps
Light sensor, Messages in the
multifunction display 483
Low beam see Low beam headlamps
Manual headlamp mode 146
Messages in the
multifunction display 481, 482,
483, 484, 485, 486
Replacing bulbs 508, 509
Switch 62, 145
Heated seats see Seat heating*
Heated steering wheel* 328
Height adjustment
Vehicle level control
(Vehicles with Air suspension
package) 283
Vehicle level control
(Vehicles with enhanced Off-road
Package*) 285
578
High beam flasher 63, 149
High beam headlamps
Indicator lamp 29
Messages in the
multifunction display 482
Replacing bulbs 509, 511, 512
Switching on 63, 149
High mounted brake lamp 509
Hill start assist system 199
Hinged quarter windows* see
Power windows
Hood 379
Messages in the
multifunction display 478
Opening 379
Hooks
Loading 306
Horn 25
HVAC see Climate control or
automatic climate control (3-zone)*
Hydroplaning 354
I
Identification labels see Labels
Ignition 42, 44, 59
Immobilizer 111
Indicator lamps see Lamps, Indicator and
warning
Infant and child restraint systems see
Children in the vehicle
Inflation pressure see Tires,
Inflation pressures
Information button see Tele Aid
Infrared reflecting windshield* 345
Inside door handle 122
Instrument cluster 26, 28, 155
Illumination brightness 155
Lamps 436
Messages in display see Multifunction
display messages
Multifunction display 157
Outside temperature indicator 156
Selecting language 174
Instrument lighting see Instrument cluster,
Illumination brightness
Instrument panel see Instrument cluster
Index
Instruments and controls see Cockpit
Interior lighting 151
Delayed shut-off 180
Interior rear view mirror 52
Antiglare positions 210
Auto-dimming mirrors* 211
Interior storage spaces see
Storage compartments
Intermittent wiping
Windshield wipers 64
J
Jack 496, 497
Lifting the vehicle 524
Jump starting 538
K
Key, Mechanical 500
Key, SmartKey 114
Batteries 122, 506
Battery check lamp 114
Checking battery condition 122
Closing the power windows
(Convenience closing feature) 252
Closing the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(Convenience closing feature) 252
Closing, Power tailgate* 128
Factory setting 116
Locking/unlocking 40, 71, 114
Locking/unlocking, Global
setting 116
Loss of 122
Messages in the
multifunction display 480
Opening the power windows
(Summer opening feature) 251
Opening the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(Summer opening feature) 251
Remote control 114
Replacing batteries 506
Selective setting 116
Starter switch positions 42
Starting the engine 57
Turning off the engine 70
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Batteries 122, 506
Battery check lamp 117
Checking battery condition 122
Closing the power windows
(Convenience closing feature) 252
Closing the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(Convenience closing feature) 252
Closing/locking, Power
tailgate* 129
Factory setting 120
Important notes 119
Locking/unlocking 41, 71, 117
Locking/unlocking, Global
setting 120
Loss of 122
Messages in the
multifunction display 479, 480
Opening the power windows
(Summer opening feature) 251
Opening the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(Summer opening feature) 251
Remote control 117
Replacing batteries 506
Selective setting 121
Start/stop button 43
Starter switch positions 42, 43
Starting the engine 59
Turning off the engine 70
579
Index
Kickdown 198
Kilopascal 416
L
Labels 550
Certification 550
Emission control information 551
Engine number 551
Paintwork code 550
Vacuum line routing diagram 551
Vehicle Identification Number
(VIN) 550
Lamp sensor see Light sensor
Lamps, exterior 509
Front 509
Light sensor, Messages in the
multifunction display 483
Messages in display 481
Messages in the multifunction
display 481, 483, 485
Rear 509
Switch 145
580
Lamps, indicator and warning
ABS 27, 436
Adaptive Damping System
(ADS)* 281
Alarm system 112
Battery (SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*) 121
Battery (SmartKey) 116
Brakes 27, 437, 438
Center console 31, 32, 448
CHECK ENGINE 29, 439, 440
Differential locks* 207
Distance warning lamp* 265
Downhill Speed Regulation 276
Engine diagnostics 29, 439, 440
ESP® 27, 441, 442
Fog lamps, Front/rear 145
Front passenger front air bag off 31,
32, 80, 87, 450
Fuel reserve 29, 442
High beam headlamps 29
Instrument cluster 26, 28, 436, 437,
438, 439, 440, 441, 442, 443, 444,
445, 446
Off-road driving program 280
Parktronic* 292
Preglow indicator, Diesel engine 29
Seat belt telltale 29, 91, 443
Seat belts 444
Seat heating* 140
Seat ventilation* 142
SRS 29, 74, 91, 445
Turn signals 27
Vehicle level control 283, 285
Language, Setting 174
LATCH-type child seat anchors see
Children in the vehicle
Layout of poly-V-belt drive (GL 450) 552
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
(GL 320 CDI) 552
Leather upholstery*, Cleaning and
care of 434
Lever for cruise control 257
License plate lamps 518
Messages in the
multifunction display 483
Replacing bulbs 509, 518
Light alloy wheels, Cleaning 432
Light sensor
Messages in the
multifunction display 483
Lighter see Cigarette lighter*
Index
Lighting, Exterior and interior 145
Limp-Home Mode 202, 439, 440
Loading see Vehicle loading
Locator lighting 148, 179
Lock buttons, KEYLESS-GO*
Outside door handle 72
Locking the vehicle see Key
Loss of keys, Mechanical key 122
Loss of keys, SmartKey 122
Loss of keys, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 122
Loss of Service and Warranty Information
Booklet 549
Low beam headlamps
Messages in the
multifunction display 483
Replacing bulbs 509
Switching on 62, 145
LOW RANGE mode* 203
Messages in the
multifunction display 493, 494
Lubricants 560
Lumbar support 139
M
Main dimensions 558
Maintenance 12, 422
Calling up service indicator
display 424
Clearing service indicator
message 423
Maintenance System 422
Resetting service indicator 424
Service indicator message 422
Service term exceeded 423
Maintenance System 422
Manual headlamp mode see Headlamps
Maximum cooling, MAXCOOL* see
Automatic climate control
(3-zone)* 239
Maximum load rating, Tires 417
Maximum loaded vehicle weight,
Tires 417
MB Tex upholstery, Cleaning and
care of 434
Mechanical key 500
Memory function* see Seats
Menus see Control system menus
Messages in display see Multifunction
display messages
Microphone, Hands-free 34
Minispare wheel see Spare wheel
Mirrors
Adjusting 52
Auto-dimming rear view
mirrors* 211
Exterior rear view mirror 52
Interior rear view mirror 52, 210
MON 376, 563
Multicontour seat* 140
Multifunction display 157
Changing settings see Control system
menus and Control system submenus
Displaying current gear range 200
Selecting display 175
Selecting language 174
581
Index
Multifunction display messages 451
ABS 453
Air suspension 490
Air suspension package* 490
Brake fluid 472
Brake lamps 481
Brake pads 470
Check engine 472
Coolant 475
Cruise control 454
Distronic* 455
Doors 478
Downhill Speed Regulation 470
EBP 471
Engine coolant 473, 475
Engine oil 476
ESP® 441
Fog lamps, Front 481
Fog lamps, Rear 484
Front passenger front air bag 463,
464, 465, 466
Fuel cap 478
Gear selector lever 461
Headlamps 481, 483, 484, 486
Hood 478
582
Key, SmartKey 480
Key, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 479, 480
Lamps 481, 483, 484, 486
Low tire pressure 467, 488, 489
Parking brake 461, 471
Parking lamps 482
Tele Aid 487
Telephone* 487
Turn signals 486
Vehicle battery 469
Windshield washer fluid 487
Multifunction steering wheel 30, 158
Button operation 158
N
Navigation system* 168
See separate COMAND System
operating instructions
Net, Cargo* 313
Net, Parcel 320
Neutral gear position, Automatic
transmission 192
New vehicle, Break-in period 348
Night security illumination 148, 179
Normal occupant weight 417
Number, Vehicle Identification (VIN) 550
O
Occupant distribution 417
Occupant safety 74
Active head restraint 92
Air bags 76
Children and air bags 77, 93, 96
Children in the vehicle 93
Fastening the seat belt 54
Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp 82, 85, 86
Infant and child restraint systems 94
LATCH-type child seat anchors 97
OCS* 81
OCS*, Messages in the multifunction
display 463, 464, 465, 466
Seat belts 54, 78
OCS* 81
Self-test 86
Odometer 156, 157, 164
Index
Off-road - 4-ETS 110
Off-road - ABS 104
Off-road - ESP® 108
Off-road driving
Checklist 359, 365
Crossing obstacles 363
Driving instructions for off-road
driving 357
Driving through water 362
Returning 365
Rules 358
Special driving features 358
Steep terrain 360
Off-road driving program (Vehicles without
enhanced off-road package*) 279
Oil level see Engine oil, Checking level
One-touch gearshifting 202
Operating safety 17
Operator’s Manual 10
Ornamental moldings, Cleaning 429
Outside temperature see Displays
Overdue maintenance service term 423
Overhead control panel 34
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine) 373
P
Paintwork code 550
Paintwork, Cleaning 426
Panic alarm 102
Panorama roof, Rear 214
Parcel net
Front passenger footwell 320
Front seat backrests 320
Parking 68, 352
On hills 68
Over things that burn, Potential
consequences 68, 373
Parking brake 60, 68
Lamps, Indicator and warning 437
Messages in the
multifunction display 471
Releasing 61
Parking lamps 509
Messages in the
multifunction display 482
Replacing bulbs 513
Parking position*
Exterior rear view mirrors 185, 211
Parktronic* 31, 32, 290
Cleaning system sensors 430
Minimum distance 292
Range 291
Switching on/off 293
System malfunction 294
System sensors 291
System sensors, Cleaning 430
Warning indicators 25, 292
Parts service 548
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp see
Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp
Passenger compartment 371
Fuse box 546
Interior lighting 151
Interior rear view mirror 34
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 320
Passenger safety see Occupant safety
Pedals 349
Phone see Telephone*
583
Index
Plastic and rubber parts, cleaning 432
Poly-V-belt drive
Layout (GL 450) 552
Layout (GL 320 CDI) 552
Positions (Memory function*) see Seats
Pounds per square inch see PSI
Power assistance 350
Power outlets 325
Power seat see Seats, Power
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* 253
Convenience closing feature 252
Opening/closing 253
Opening/closing in an
emergency 503
Stopping 252
Summer opening feature 251
Synchronizing 255
Power washer 426
584
Power windows 248
Cleaning 431
Convenience closing feature 252
Door windows 248
Hinged quarter windows* 250
Opening/closing 248
Rear door windows,
Blocking operation 100
Summer opening feature 251
Synchronizing, Door windows 251
Practical hints 495
Premium unleaded gasoline 563
Problems
While driving 66
With starting see Starting difficulties
With the vehicle 18
Product information 9
Production options weight 417
PSI 417
Push-starting see Tow-starting
Q
Quarter windows* see Power windows
R
Radio
Audio menu, Control system 166
Selecting station 166
Selecting station (satellite*) 166
Radio transmitters 372
Range (distance to empty) 188
Range of the sensors
Parktronic* 291
Reading lamp*, third-row 153
Reading lamp, front 152
Reading lamp, second-row 153
Rear automatic climate control 243, 245
Rear center console ashtray see Ashtray*
Rear climate control* 228
Rear door windows
Blocking operation 100
Rear fog lamp see Fog lamps
Index
Rear lamps see Tail lamps
Rear panorama roof, Sunshade 214
Rear seat head restraints see
Head restraints
Rear towing eye 542
Rear view camera* 295
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window defroster 215
Rear window wiper/washer 65
Rear windows see Power windows
Rear wiper blade 521
Recommended tire inflation
pressure 417
Recovery services,
Stolen vehicle (Tele Aid) 339
Refrigerant, Air conditioning 562
Refueling 375
Regular checks 377
Reminder, Seat belt see Seat belts, Telltale
Remote control
SmartKey 114
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 117
Remote door unlock, Tele Aid 338
Replacing bulbs 508
Additional turn signals,
Exterior rear view mirrors 515
Backup lamps 508, 509, 515
Brake lamps 508, 509, 515
Corner-illuminating front fog
lamps* 508, 509, 514
Fog lamp, Rear 508, 509, 515
Fog lamps, Front 508, 509, 514
High beam headlamps 508, 509, 512
License plate lamps 508, 509, 518
Low beam headlamps 508, 509, 511
Parking/standing lamps 508, 509,
513, 515, 517
Side marker lamps, Front 508, 509,
511, 514
Side marker lamps, Rear 508, 509,
515, 517
Tail lamps 508, 509, 515, 517
Turn signal lamps, Front 508, 509,
513
Turn signal lamps, Rear 508, 509,
515, 517
Reporting safety defects 19
Research Octane Number see RON
Reset button, In instrument cluster 171
Reset tool
Active head restraints,
Depository 504
Residual heat and ventilation 227, 242
Reverse gear position, Automatic
transmission 192
Rims 417, 554
Roadside Assistance 12
Roadside Assistance button see Tele Aid
RON 376, 563
Roof rails 297
Rubber parts, Cleaning 432
Run Flat Indicator (Canada only) 397
S
Safety
Driving safety systems 103
Occupant safety 74
Reporting safety defects 19
Safety belts see Seat belts
Satellite radio* 166
Seat belt force limiter 91
585
Index
Seat belts 88
Children in the vehicle 93
Cleaning 433
Fastening 54
Height adjustment 56
Messages in the
multifunction display 443, 444
Proper use of 56, 90
Safety guidelines 78
Telltale 29, 88, 443
Warning lamp 444
Seat cushion depth see Seats
Seat heating* see Seats
Seat ventilation* see Seats
Seating capacity 390
Seats 45, 132
Adjusting 45
Cushion depth, Multicontour
seat* 140
Easy entry/exit feature for
third-row seats 132
Emergency exit for
third-row seats 134
Heating* 140
Lumbar support 139
586
Memory function* 143
Multicontour seat* 140
Second-row, Folding 308
Third-row, Folding electrically 307,
310
Ventilation* 142
Securing cargo 304
Cargo tie-down rings 304
Hooks 306
Selector lever see Gear selector lever
Self-test
BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system 87
Lamps in the instrument cluster 436
OCS* 86
Tele Aid 333
Vehicle battery 530
Service and warranty information 10
Service intervals see Maintenance, Service
indicator
Service life
Tires 386
Service see Maintenance
Service system see Maintenance System
Service, Parts 548
Settings
Adaptive Damping System
(ADS)* 280
Air suspension 280
Clock 176
Comfort functions* 184
Control system menus 160, 162
Control system submenus 161, 163,
173
Date 163, 173, 176
Daytime running lamp mode 178
Factory, SmartKey 116
Factory, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 120
Individual, Vehicle 170
Instrument cluster 174
Language, multifunction display 174,
175
Lighting 178
Memory function* 144
Resetting all, Control system 171
Selective, SmartKey 116
Selective, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 121
Time 176
Vehicle configuration 185
Index
Vehicle level control 281
Shifting
Automatic transmission 58, 192
Side impact air bags 80
Side marker lamps
Cleaning lenses 429
Messages in the
multifunction display 484
Replacing bulbs 514, 517
Side windows see Power windows
Sidewall 417
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*
Snow chains 421
Snow tires see Winter tires
Spare fuses 495
Spare wheel 499
Mounting 524
Wheel bolts 496, 526
Speed settings
Cruise control 259
Distronic* 268
Speedometer 27, 265
Spinning see Tires, Direction of rotation
SRS 90
Indicator lamp 29, 445
Messages in the
multifunction display 445
Standing lamps 145
Replacing bulbs 508, 509, 513, 515,
517
Standing water, Driving through 362
Starter switch 25, 42
Positions 42
Starting difficulties, Engine 60
Starting, Engine 57
Steep terrain, Driving 360
Steering column 50, 51
Steering wheel 49
Adjustment, Electrically* 51
Adjustment, Manually 50
Buttons 30, 158
Cleaning 433
Steering wheel gearshift control,
Automatic transmission 201
Stolen Vehicle Recovery services 339
Storage compartments 36, 316
Armrest, Front 318
Cup holder 321
Cup holders 321
Door pockets 36
Front center console 318
Glove box 316
Parcel net, Front passenger
footwell 320
Parcel nets, Front seat backrest 320
Rear seats, In front of 319
Storing tires 387
Stranded vehicle 543
Submenus see Control system submenus
Sun visors 213
Sunroof see Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Sunshade
Rear panorama roof 214
Suspension tuning see Air suspension
package
Symbols used in this Operator’s
Manual 16
587
Index
T
Tachometer 29, 156
Displaying current gear range 200
Overspeed range 156
Tail lamps 515
Cleaning lenses 429
Messages in the
multifunction display 485
Replacing bulbs 509, 517
Tailgate
Closing from the inside,
Electrically* 127
Closing from the outside
(vehicles without
KEYLESS-GO*) 128
Opening from the inside,
Electrically* 126
Opening from the inside,
Manually 124
Opening from the outside 124
588
Tar stains 426
Technical data 547
Air conditioning refrigerant 561, 562
Brake fluid 561, 562
Capacities fuels, coolants, lubricants
etc. 560, 561
Coolant 561, 565
Dimensions, Vehicle 558
Electrical system 557
Engine 553
Engine oil 560, 562
Engine oil additives 562
Fuel requirements 563
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. 560
Gasoline additives 564
Main dimensions 558
Premium unleaded gasoline 563
Rims 554
Tires 554
Weights 559
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning* system 561, 567
Tele Aid 332
Call priority 338
Emergency calls 334
Hands-free microphone 34
Information 337
Initiating an emergency call
manually 335
Messages in the
multifunction display 487
Remote door unlock 338
Roadside Assistance 336
SOS button 335
Stolen Vehicle Recovery
services 339
System self-check 333
Telephone cradle*
Changing 331
Telephone* 329
Answering/ending a call 190
Changing mobile phone cradle 331
Dialing a number from the phone
book 190
Ending a call or rejecting an incoming
call 190
Index
Hands-free microphone 34
Inserting in cradle 330
Installing a different mobile phone
cradle 331
Messages in the
multifunction display 487
Operation 189
Phone book 190
Redialing 191
Rejecting/ending a call 190
Removing from cradle 331
Tray 318
Temperature
Coolant 164
Display mode, Status indicator 175
Interior temperature 221
Interior temperature, setting see
Climate control or Automatic climate
control (3-zone)*
Outside temperature 165
Sensor, Interior temperature 218,
232
Sensor, Outside temperature 156
Setting display unit 165
Tether attachment points, see Children in
the vehicle
Third-row sunshade 214
Three-zone Automatic climate control see
Automatic climate control (3-zone) *
Ticket holder 321
Tie-down rings 304
Tightening torque
Screws, Basic cross bars* 300, 301,
302
Wheel bolts 528
Tilt/sliding sunroof* see Power tilt/sliding
sunroof*
Time 176
TIN 410, 417
Tire and Loading Information
Placard 389
Terminology 415
Tire Identification Number see TIN
Tire inflation pressure
Checking manually 396
Checking tire pressure electronically
with the Advanced Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (Advanced
TPMS)*, (Canada only) 402
Checking tire pressure electronically
with the Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (TPMS), (USA only) 399
Recommended tire inflation
pressure 394
Tires 385, 554
Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (Advanced TPMS)*,
(Canada only) 402
Air pressure 415
Care and maintenance 386
Chains 421
Cleaning 387
Combination low tire pressure/TPMS
malfunction telltale, USA only 27
Direction of rotation, Spinning 388
Driving instructions 353
Hydroplaning 354
Important guidelines 385
589
Index
Important notes, Tire inflation
pressure 395
Inflation pressure 378, 394, 396
Information placard 389
Inspection 386
Load rating 406, 407, 417
Loading Information 389
Loading terminology 415
Loading the vehicle 388
Low tire pressure telltale, Canada
only 27, 446
Maximum load 418
Messages in the
multifunction display 446
Ply composition and material
used 418
Problems under-/overinflation 405
Retreads 385
Rims and tires 554
Rotating 388
Run Flat Indicator (Canada only) 397
Service life 386
Sizes 406
Snow chains 421
Spare wheel 499, 524
Speed rating 354, 408, 418
590
Storing 387
Temperature 395, 414
Terminology 415
TIN 410, 417
Tire Identification Number see TIN
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
(TPMS), (USA only) 399
TPMS malfunction telltale 446
Traction 354, 414, 418
Tread 418
Tread depth 387, 420
Treadwear indicators 418
Vehicle maximum load on 418
Wear pattern 419
Winter tires 420
Tongue Weight Rating see TWR
Tools 495
Top tether
Children in the vehicle 99
Towing
Trailer 200, 366, 369
Towing eye bolt 542
Towing the vehicle 542, 543
Tow-starting 538, 540
Traction 414, 418
4-ETS, Driving safety systems 103,
109
Trailer
Attaching 368
Checking weights 367
Electrical connections 366
Hitch* 366
Loading 367
Towing 366, 369
Weights and ratings 366
Transfer case 203
LOW RANGE mode* 203
Switching LOW RANGE mode* 204
Transmission gear selector lever see Gear
selector lever
Transmission position indicator 157
Transmission positions 195
Transmission see Automatic transmission
Traveling abroad 372
Tread 418
Tread depth 387, 420
Treadwear indicators 418
Trip computer 187
Trip odometer, resetting 156
Index
Turn signal lamps
Cleaning lenses 429
Messages in the
multifunction display 486
Replacing bulbs 509
Turn signals 63
Additional in mirrors 509
Bulbs 509, 517
Cleaning lenses 429
Indicator lamps 27
Turning off the engine 70
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating) 418
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Standards 418
Units, Settings
Speedometer 175
Temperature 175
Unleaded gasoline, Premium 561
Unlocking the vehicle see Key
Uphill driving
Cruise control 259
Upholstery
Cleaning and care of 434
Useful features 316
V
Vacuum line routing diagram label 551
Vehicle
Battery 530
Break-in period 348
Care 425
Control system, Settings menu 170
Dimensions 558
Locking/unlocking 40, 68, 114
Locking/unlocking in an
emergency 500
Modifications and alterations,
Operating safety 17
Proper use of 17
Total load limit 418
Towing 540
Washing 425
Weights 559
Vehicle and trailer weights and
ratings 366
Vehicle care 425
Vehicle Identification Number see VIN
Vehicle jack 496, 497
Vehicle level control 281
Vehicle level control (Vehicles with
enhanced Off-road Package*) 285
Vehicle level control*
Messages in the
multifunction display 490
Vehicle lighting 378
Vehicle loading
Basic cross bars* 297
Cargo compartment cover blind 312
Cargo net* 313
Cargo tie-down rings 304
Carriers* 297
Expanding cargo compartment 306
Hooks 306
Load limit 390
Loading instructions 303
Loading terminology 415
Parcel nets 320
Roof rails 297
Terminology 415
Vehicle maximum load on the tire 418
Vehicle Recovery services, Stolen
(Tele Aid) 339
591
Index
Vehicle status message memory
menu 169
Vehicle tool kit 495
Vehicle washing 427
VIN 551
Voice control system*
Button on multifunction steering
wheel 30, 158
Hands-free microphone 34
W
Warning indicators
Parktronic* 292
Warning lamps see Lamps, Indicator and
warning
Warning sounds
Distance warning function* 274
Distronic* 265
Exterior lamps 145
Parking brake 61
Parktronic* 294
Seat belt telltale 88
592
Warranty coverage 10, 549
Washer fluid see Windshield washer fluid
Washer reservoir level 567
Washing the vehicle 425
Wear pattern, Tires 419
Weights, Vehicle 559
Wheel
Bolts 496
Change 524
Removing 526
Spare 499, 524
Tightening torque 528
Wheel, Tires and 385
Wheels
Sizes 555
Window curtain air bags 80
Windows see Power windows
Windows, cleaning 431
Windshield
Cleaning 431
Cleaning wiper blades 431
Cleaning, Windshield washer fluid 65
Defogging 224, 238
Infrared reflecting* 345
Washer fluid 384, 561, 567
Windshield washer fluid
Messages in the
multifunction display 487
Mixing ratio 567
Refilling 384
Reservoir level 384
Wiping with 65
Windshield washer system 384, 567
Windshield wipers 63
Cleaning wiper blades 431
Fast continuous wiping 64
Fast intermittent wiping 64
Rear window wiper/washer 65
Replacing wiper blades 520
Slow continuous wiping 64
Slow intermittent wiping 64
Winter driving 420
Snow chains 421
Tires 420
Winter driving instructions 355
Winter tires 420
Wood trims, cleaning 434
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Press time October 17, 2006
GSP/TID
Printed in U. S. A