Citizen CD-S500S Operator`s manual

S-Class Operator’s Manual
S 430
S 430 4MATIC
S 500
S 500 4MATIC
S 55 AMG
S 600
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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.... 12
Operating your vehicle outside
the USA or Canada......................... 13
Where to find it.................................... 14
Symbols............................................... 15
Operating safety .................................. 16
Proper use of the vehicle ............... 16
Problems with your vehicle.................. 17
Reporting safety defects...................... 18
Reporting safety defects ................ 18
At a glance .......................................... 19
Cockpit................................................. 20
Instrument cluster ................................ 22
Multifunction steering wheel ................ 24
Center console ..................................... 25
Upper part ...................................... 25
Lower part ...................................... 26
Overhead control panel ........................ 27
Door control panel................................ 28
Getting started ................................... 29
Unlocking ............................................. 30
Unlocking with the SmartKey ......... 30
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*......... 32
Adjusting .............................................. 34
Seats .............................................. 34
Steering wheel................................ 37
Mirrors............................................ 38
Driving.................................................. 40
Fastening the seat belts ................. 40
Starting the engine ......................... 43
Switching on headlamps................. 47
Turn signals and high beam ............ 47
Windshield wipers........................... 48
Problems while driving.................... 50
Parking and locking.............................. 51
Parking brake ................................. 52
Switching off headlamps................. 53
Turning off the engine..................... 53
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Safety and Security ...........................
Occupant safety...................................
Airbags ...........................................
Seat belts .......................................
Preventive occupant safety
(PRE-SAFE) .....................................
Children in the vehicle....................
Override switch for rear passenger
compartment..................................
Panic alarm ..........................................
Activating .......................................
Deactivating ...................................
Driving safety systems.........................
ABS ................................................
BAS ................................................
ESP.................................................
Four wheel electronic traction
system (4MATIC) with the ESP .......
Anti-theft systems................................
Immobilizer.....................................
Anti-theft alarm system..................
Tow-away alarm .............................
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Controls in detail ............................... 87
Locking and unlocking ......................... 88
SmartKey ....................................... 88
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ........ 91
Opening the doors from the inside. 96
Opening the trunk lid from the
outside ........................................... 97
Opening the trunk lid from the
inside ............................................. 97
Closing the trunk lid....................... 98
Trunk lid opening/closing system* 99
Trunk lid emergency release ........ 104
Separately locking the trunk lid ... 105
Separately unlocking the trunk lid 105
Power closing assist for doors and
trunk lid........................................ 106
Automatic central locking ............ 106
Locking and unlocking from the
inside ........................................... 107
Seats ................................................. 108
Easy-entry/exit feature ................ 108
Removing and installing front seat
head restraints............................. 109
Rear seat head restraints.............
Lumbar support ...........................
Multicontour backrest*................
Drive-dynamic seat* ....................
Seat heating*...............................
Seat ventilation* ..........................
Rear seats....................................
Memory function ...............................
Storing positions into memory.....
Recalling positions from memory.
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position ...........................
Lighting .............................................
Exterior lamp switch ....................
Combination switch .....................
Hazard warning flasher ................
Interior lighting ............................
Courtesy lighting..........................
Instrument cluster .............................
Instrument cluster illumination ....
Coolant temperature gauge .........
Trip odometer ..............................
Tachometer..................................
Outside temperature indicator.....
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Control system ..................................
Multifunction display....................
Multifunction steering wheel........
Menus ..........................................
Standard display menu ................
AUDIO menu ................................
CD changer* operating mode ......
TEL menu* ...................................
NAVI menu...................................
Distronic* menu...........................
Trip computer menu.....................
Malfunction memory menu ..........
Settings menu..............................
Automatic transmission.....................
One-touch gearshifting.................
Gear ranges .................................
Gear selector lever position .........
Steering wheel gearshift control
(Speedshift) S 55 AMG.................
Program mode selector switch.....
Accelerator position.....................
Manual shift program S 55 AMG ..
Emergency operation
(Limp home mode) .......................
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Good visibility ..................................... 174
Rear view mirror ........................... 174
Electrically folding exterior rear
view mirrors .................................. 176
Windshield wipers......................... 177
Headlamp cleaning system*
(Standard on S 500, S 600,
S 55 AMG) .................................... 177
Sun visors ..................................... 178
Rear window sunshade* ............... 179
Rear door window sunshade* ....... 179
Automatic climate control .................. 180
Setting the temperature................ 183
Adjusting air distribution............... 184
Adjusting air volume ..................... 186
Maximum cooling MAXCOOL ........ 186
Defrosting ..................................... 187
Air recirculation mode .................. 187
Charcoal filter ............................... 188
Rear window defroster.................. 189
Deactivating the climate control
system .......................................... 190
Air conditioning............................. 190
Residual heat and ventilation........ 191
Ventilated storage compartment
(except S 55 AMG) ....................... 192
Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents ...................... 192
Rear passenger compartment
climate control*............................ 193
Power windows .................................. 195
Opening and closing the windows 195
Synchronizing the power windows 198
Sliding/pop-up roof............................ 199
Opening and closing the
sliding/pop-up roof....................... 199
Synchronizing the sliding/
pop-up roof ................................... 202
Driving systems.................................. 203
Cruise control ............................... 203
Distronic* ..................................... 206
AIRMATIC ..................................... 218
Active Body Control (ABC)* .......... 220
Parktronic* (Parking assist).......... 224
Loading .............................................. 229
Roof rack* .................................... 229
Loading instructions ..................... 229
Cargo tie-down hooks................... 230
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Useful features ..................................
Storage compartments.................
Ashtrays .......................................
Cigarette lighters..........................
Heated steering wheel* ...............
Telephone*...................................
Tele Aid ........................................
Garage door opener .....................
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.............................
Passenger compartment ..............
Driving abroad..............................
Control and operation of radio
transmitters .................................
Catalytic converter.......................
Emission control ..........................
Coolant temperature....................
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At the gas station ..............................
Refueling......................................
Check regularly and before a
long trip .......................................
Engine compartment .........................
Hood ............................................
Engine oil .....................................
Transmission fluid level................
Active Body Control* (ABC*)
fluid level .....................................
Coolant ........................................
Battery .........................................
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*.........
Tires and wheels................................
Important guidelines ....................
Life of tires...................................
Direction of rotation.....................
Checking tire inflation pressure ...
Rotating wheels ...........................
Winter driving ....................................
Winter tires ..................................
Block heater (Canada only) ..........
Snow chains.................................
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Maintenance......................................
Clearing the service indicator ......
Service term exceeded ................
Calling up the service indicator....
Resetting the service indicator.....
Vehicle care.......................................
Cleaning and care of vehicle ........
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Practical hints .................................. 303
What to do if …? ................................. 304
Lamps in instrument cluster ......... 304
Lamp in center console................. 311
Messages in the display................ 312
Where will I find ...? ............................ 344
First aid kit.................................... 344
Vehicle jack, vehicle tool kit,
luggage bowl, spare wheel............ 344
Unlocking/locking in an emergency... 348
Unlocking the vehicle.................... 348
Locking the vehicle ....................... 349
Replacing batteries in
the SmartKey/ SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* ............................... 349
Fuel filler flap ................................ 351
Opening/closing in an emergency ..... 352
Sliding/pop-up roof ...................... 352
Replacing bulbs .................................. 353
Bulbs............................................. 353
Replacing bulbs for front lamps .... 355
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps ..... 358
Replacing wiper blades ...................... 359
Removing wiper blades................. 359
Installing wiper blades .................. 360
Flat tire............................................... 361
Preparing the vehicle .................... 361
Mounting the spare wheel ............ 361
Battery ............................................... 366
Disconnecting the battery ............ 367
Removing the battery ................... 367
Charging and reinstalling battery.. 367
Reconnecting the battery ............. 368
Jump starting...................................... 369
Towing the vehicle.............................. 371
Installing towing eye bolt .............. 373
Fuses.................................................. 374
Fuse boxes in passenger
compartment ................................ 374
Fuse boxes in engine
compartment ................................ 375
Emergency engine shut-down....... 376
Contents
Technical data..................................
Spare parts service ............................
Warranty coverage.............................
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet......................
Identification labels............................
Layout of poly-V-belt drive .................
S 430 / S 500 (all models)...........
S 55 AMG.....................................
S 600 ...........................................
Engine................................................
Rims and tires....................................
Same size tires.............................
Mixed size tires ............................
Spare wheel .................................
Electrical system................................
Main dimensions and weights............
Main dimensions ..........................
Weights ........................................
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Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. .........
Capacities ....................................
Engine oils....................................
Engine oil additives ......................
Air conditioning refrigerant ..........
Brake fluid....................................
Premium unleaded gasoline .........
Fuel requirements ........................
Gasoline additives ........................
Coolants.......................................
Windshield and headlamp washer
system .........................................
Consumer information .......................
Uniform tire quality grading .........
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Technical terms............................... 401
Index................................................. 407
Introduction
Product information
왔 Product information
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 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
왔 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 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 Car 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
Center will be glad to inform you of correct
care and operating procedures.
The Operator’s Manual and Service 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 (approx. 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 calender days. Written notification
should be sent to us, not a dealer, at
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Customer
Assistance Center, One Mercedes
Drive, Montvale, NJ 07645-0350.
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Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Maintenance
Roadside Assistance
Change of address or ownership
The Service 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
will be answered by Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Representatives
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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.
For additional information refer to the
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program Brochure in your glove box.
If you sell your Mercedes, please leave all
literature with the vehicle to make it available to the next operator.
Always have the Service Booklet with you
when you take the vehicle to your authorized Mercedes-Benz 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)
If you bought this vehicle used, be sure to
send in the “Notice of Purchase of Used
Car” 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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Introduction
Operator’s Manual
If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign countries, please be aware that:
Certain Mercedes-Benz models are available for delivery in Europe under our European Delivery Program. For details, consult
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or
write to:
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service facilities or replacement parts
may not be readily available,
In the USA:
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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.
Operating your vehicle outside the USA
or Canada
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
European Delivery Department
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
European Delivery Department
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4G 4C9
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Introduction
Where to find it
왔 Where to find it
This Operator’s Manual is designed to provide comprehensive support information
for you, the vehicle operator. For you to
find information quickly each section has
its own reference color:
At a glance
Here you will find an overview of all the
controls that can be operated from the
driver’s seat.
Controls in detail
Technical data
Here you will find detailed information
about the equipment installed in 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.
All important technical data for your vehicle can be found in this section.
Operation
Getting started
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.
Safety and Security
Here you will find descriptions of the safety
features of your vehicle.
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Here you will find all the information you
need for the proper operation of your vehicle.
Practical hints
This section provides fast assistance for
dealing with problems you may encounter.
Indexes
The glossary provides explanations of the
most important technical terms.
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 Service Booklet
Separate operating instructions will be
provided as required depending on the
equipment options installed in your vehicle.
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Symbols
왔 Symbols
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.
Warning!
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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.
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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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Page
!
Highlights hazards that may result in
damage to your vehicle.
컄컄
This continuation symbol marks
an interrupted procedure which
will be continued on the next
page.
->
In the glossary of technical
terms, 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.
i
Helpful hints or further information you
may find useful.
This symbol tells you where to
look for further information on a
topic.
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Introduction
Operating safety
왔 Operating safety
Warning!
G
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 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.
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Warning!
G
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 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
왔 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 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 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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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 either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or
write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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At a glance
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
Multifunction steering wheel
Center console
Overhead control panel
Door control panel
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At a glance
Cockpit
왔 Cockpit
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At a glance
Cockpit
Item
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1 Combination switch
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Turn signals
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Windshield wipers
48
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High beam
2 Cruise control lever
128
210
Item
7 Front Parktronic* (Parking
assist) warning indicator
for right front area
8 Overhead control panel
Page
226
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9 Glove box lock
231
a Glove box lid release
231
231
Cruise control
203
b Glove box
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Distronic*
206
c Center console
25
3 Instrument cluster
22
d Starter switch
31
4 Multifunction steering
wheel
24
e Horn
5 Gear range indicator, clock
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f Steering wheel adjustment
stalk
Heated steering wheel*
g Parking brake pedal
h Hood lock release
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6 Lever for voice control system*, see separate operating instructions
Item
Page
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j Parking brake release
45
k Door control panel
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l Exterior lamp switch
124
m Headlamp washer button*
177
n Front Parktronic* (Parking
assist) warning indicator
for left front area
226
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240
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
왔 Instrument cluster
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
1 Coolant temperature gauge
Page
132
2 Fuel gauge with:
Fuel reserve warning lamp
3 L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
308
47
Item
A High beam headlamp
indicator
48
- Antilock Brake System (ABS) warning
lamp
304
7 Reset button
K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
l Distance warning
lamp
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Digital clock (see
COMAND operating instructions)
Vehicles without Distronic*:
Warning lamp without function. It illuminates when the
ignition is on. It should go
out when the engine is running.
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3 Brake warning lamp,
Canada only
? Engine malfunction
indicator lamp, USA
only
9 Multifunction display
with:
6 Right display with:
< Seat belt telltale
305
166
Gear range indicator
b Left display with:
; Brake warning lamp,
USA only
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Program mode
308
a Outside temperature indicator
Page
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v ESP warning lamp
Item
1 Supplemental
restraint system
indicator lamp
8 Display with:
4 Speedometer with:
5 Tachometer
Page
306
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
Canada only
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Trip odometer
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앫
Main odometer
132
H Tire pressure warning
lamp
287,
309
c Knob for instrument cluster
illumination
131
Stored speed for:
앫
Cruise control
203
앫
Distronic*
206
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At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel
왔 Multifunction steering wheel
Item
1 Multifunction display
Operating control
system
2 Selecting the submenu or
setting the volume
Page
134
134
135
t to end a call
to reject an incoming call
24
135
ÿ for previous system
5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
ç down / to decrease
s to take a call
to dial a call
4 Menu systems: Press
button
Page
è for next system
æ up / to increase
3 Telephone*: Press button
Item
j for next display
144
k for previous display
135
At a glance
Center console
왔 Center console
Upper part
Item
Page
Item
Page
1 Switch for rear window
sunshade
179
9 Rear seat head restraints,
switch for folding down
2 Parking assist (Parktronic*
system) deactivation
switch
227
a Tow-away alarm switch
3 Airmatic or ABC* switch
220
b COMAND system (see
separate operating instructions)
4 Level control switch
222
c Automatic climate control
194
5 Central locking switch
Anti-theft alarm system indicator lamp
107
84
d Ashtray
Lighter
238
239
6 Hazard warning flasher
on/off switch
128
7 Central unlocking switch
107
8 ESP control switch
110
85
80
25
At a glance
Center console
Lower part
26
Item
Page
1 KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button
33
2 Gear selector lever for
automatic transmission
43
3 PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
indicator lamp
71
4 Thumbwheel for setting
distance in Distronic*
213
5 Distance warning function* on/off switch
213
6 Lower storage compartments
232
7 Program mode selector for
automatic transmission
170
At a glance
Overhead control panel
왔 Overhead control panel
Item
Page
1 Left reading lamp on/off
130
2 Rear interior lighting
on/off
130
3 Right reading lamp on/off
130
4 Interior lighting control
129
5 Sliding/pop-up roof
199
6 Hands-free microphone for
Tele Aid (emergency call
system), telephone*, and
voice control system* (see
separate operating instructions)
242
7 Rear view mirror
38
8 Garage door opener
250
9 Tele Aid (emergency call
system) button
245
27
At a glance
Door control panel
왔 Door control panel
Item
1 Door handle
28
Page
96
2 Memory function (for storing seat, exterior mirror,
and steering wheel settings)
121
3 Seat heating*
114
Item
7 Rear passenger compartment override switch
8 Switches for opening/closing rear windows
Seat ventilation*
117
4 Seat adjustment
35
5 Exterior mirror adjustment
38,
174
6 Switches for opening/closing front door windows
195
9 Remote trunk lid release
switch
Trunk lid opening/closing
system* switch
Page
74
195
97
99
Getting started
Unlocking
Adjusting
Driving
Parking and locking
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Getting started
Unlocking
왔 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
Press unlock button Πon the
SmartKey.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
왘
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.
Get in the vehicle and insert the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 88).
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button for trunk lid
3 ΠUnlock button
4 Â Panic button
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왘
Getting started
Unlocking
Starter switch positions
Warning!
G
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Starter switch
0 For removing SmartKey
1 Power supply to some electrical consumers, such as seat adjustment
2 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position
3 Starting position
i
!
If the SmartKey cannot be turned in the
starter switch, the battery may not be
sufficiently charged.
왘
Check the battery and charge it
if necessary (컄 page 366).
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 369).
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.
The SmartKey can only be removed
from the starter switch with the gear
selector lever in position P.
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Getting started
Unlocking
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*
If your vehicle is equipped with the
KEYLESS-GO function, your vehicle checks
whether the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
valid when you grasp the door handle. If
your SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is valid,
the doors will unlock, and you can open
them.
The function of the SmartKey overrules the
KEYLESS-GO function.
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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 door.
왘
Grasp the outside door handle.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
If the SmartKey is inside the vehicle, pressing the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button on
the gear selector lever corresponds to
turning the SmartKey to the various starter
switch positions.
Warning!
G
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Getting started
Unlocking
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located in the vehicle.
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Do not depress the brake pedal.
Position 1
왘
1 KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
Before you press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button 1, the vehicle’s
on-board electronics have status 0 (as with
SmartKey removed).
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 once.
This supplies power to some electrical
consumers, such as seat adjustment.
i
If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button
앫
once again, the ignition (position 2)
is switched on
앫
twice, the power supply is again
switched off
Ignition (or position 2)
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 twice.
This supplies power to all electrical
consumers. All the lamps in the instrument cluster come on.
i
If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button once, the power supply is again switched off.
For more information, see “SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 91).
For information on starting the engine using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button,
see “Starting with KEYLESS-GO*”
(컄 page 44).
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Getting started
Adjusting
왔 Adjusting
Warning!
G
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.
G
Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving.
Adjusting the seat while driving could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
back 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.
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Never place hands under the seat or near
any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Warning!
Seats
Warning!
Your seat must be adjusted so that you can
correctly fasten your seat belt (컄 page 40).
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you, and
lock your vehicle.
Even with the SmartKey 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. Therefore, do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may
cause an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
Warning!
G
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 passenger front airbag when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the airbag when it inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or
fatal injury will result.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Infants and small children
must ride in back seats and be seated in an
appropriate infant or child restraint system,
which is properly secured with the vehicle's
seat belt and top tether strap, or secured via
lower anchors and top tether strap, fully in
accordance with the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Getting started
Adjusting
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
Seat adjustment
The seat adjustment switches are located
on the front doors.
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
or
왘
Open the respective door.
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
Seat cushion tilt
Seat cushion depth
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 5.
왘
Adjust seat to a comfortable seating
position that still allows you to reach
the accelerator/brake pedal safely.
The position should be as far to the rear
as possible, consistent with ability to
properly operate controls.
Seat backrest tilt
왘
i
1 Head restraint height
2 Seat height
3 Seat cushion tilt
4 Seat cushion depth
5 Seat fore and aft adjustment
6 Seat backrest tilt
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 3 until your upper
legs are lightly supported.
When moving the seat, make sure
there are no items in the footwell or behind the seats. Otherwise you could
damage the seats.
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 4 until your
legs are supported comfortably.
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 6 until your
arms are slightly angled when holding
the steering wheel.
Seat height
왘
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 2.
The memory function (컄 page 121) lets
you store the setting for the seat position together with the settings for the
steering wheel and the exterior rear
view mirrors.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint height
왘
Head restraint tilt
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 1.
Warning!
G
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that 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.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
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Manually adjust the angle of the head restraint.
왘
Push or pull on the lower edge of the
head restraint cushion.
i
The feature below is deactivated at the
factory. If you wish to have it activated,
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center:
The front passenger seat head restraint
automatically lowers after a few seconds when the front passenger seat is
not occupied. This improves the
driver's outward view as well as the forward view from the rear passenger
compartment.
When the front passenger seat is occupied again, the front passenger seat
head restraint returns to the last set
position within a few seconds.
If the front passenger seat was moved
fore or aft while not being occupied,
the front passenger seat head restraint
returns to a position that corresponds
best with the seat’s axial position when
the seat is occupied again.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 108).
Getting started
Adjusting
Steering wheel
Warning!
G
Steering wheel adjustment
Adjusting steering column in or out
The stalk for steering wheel adjustment is
located on the steering column (lower left).
왘
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving could cause the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
Adjusting steering column up or down
왘
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* with you and
lock your vehicle.
Even with the SmartKey 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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Move stalk forward or back in the direction of arrow 1 until a comfortable
steering wheel position is reached with
your arms slightly bent at the elbow.
1 Adjusting steering column, in or out
2 Adjusting steering column, up or down
왘
Switch on ignition.
or
왘
Open the driver’s door.
Move the stalk up or down in the direction of arrow 2.
Make sure your legs can move freely
and all the displays (incl. malfunction
and indicator lamps) on the instrument
cluster are clearly visible.
i
The memory function (컄 page 121) lets
you store settings for the steering
wheel together with the settings for the
exterior rear view mirrors and the seat
position.
For more information, see “Heated steering wheel*” (컄 page 240).
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Getting started
Adjusting
Interior rear view mirror
Mirrors
Adjust the interior and exterior rear view
mirrors before driving so that you have a
good view of the road and traffic conditions.
Warning!
G
In the case of an accident, liquid electrolyte
may escape the mirror housing if the mirror
glass breaks.
Electrolyte has an irritating effect. Do not allow the liquid to come into contact with
eyes, skin, clothing, or respiratory system.
In case it does, immediately flush affected
area with water, and seek medical help if
necessary.
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왘
Manually adjust the interior rear view
mirror.
!
Electrolyte drops coming into contact
with the vehicle paint finish can only be
completely removed while in their liquid state and by applying plenty of water.
For more information, see “Rear view mirror” (컄 page 174).
Exterior rear view mirror
Warning!
G
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.
Getting started
Adjusting
The buttons are located on the driver’s
door.
왘
Switch on ignition.
i
왘
Press button 1 for the left mirror or
button 2 for the right mirror.
왘
Push adjustment button 3 up, down,
left, or right according to the desired
setting.
The memory function (컄 page 121) lets
you store the setting for the exterior
rear view mirrors together with the setting for the steering wheel and the seat
position.
!
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Passenger-side exterior rear view mirror button
3 Adjustment button
For information on how to reposition
the exterior mirror housing when it was
forcibly pushed forward (hit from the
rear) or forcibly pushed rearward (hit
from the front), see “Folding the exterior mirrors in and out manually”
(컄 page 176).
At low ambient temperatures, the mirrors will be heated automatically.
For more information, see “Folding the exterior mirrors in and out automatically”
(컄 page 176).
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Getting started
Driving
왔 Driving
Warning!
G
Do not lay any objects in the driver’s footwell. Be careful that floor mats or carpets in
the driver’s footwell have sufficient clearance for the pedals.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers
the objects could get caught between the
pedals. You could then no longer brake or
accelerate.
Fastening the seat belts
Warning!
G
Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure your passengers are
properly restrained, even those sitting in the
rear and pregnant women.
Warning!
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.
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In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are wearing your
seat belt. The airbags can only provide the
protection they were designed to afford if
the occupants are using their seat belts
(컄 page 58).
G
Children 12 years old and under must never
ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM1
compatible child seat, which operates with
the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the passenger front airbag when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the airbag when it inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or
fatal injury will result.
1
BabySmart TM is a trademark of Siemens Automotive Corp.
Getting started
Driving
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Infants and small children
must ride in back seats and be seated in an
appropriate infant or child restraint system,
which is properly secured with the vehicle's
seat belt and top tether strap, or secured via
lower anchors and top tether strap, fully in
accordance with the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
Warning!
G
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Be 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!
Warning!
G
Read and observe the additional warning notices printed in the “Safety and Security”
section (컄 page 62).
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 nearly upright position and the
belt is properly positioned on the body.
1 Release button
2 Buckle
3 Latch plate
왘
Pull the seat belt smoothly from the
seat belt outlet.
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컄컄
Getting started
Driving
컄컄 왘
Place the shoulder portion of the belt
across the top of your shoulder and the
lap portion across your hips.
왘
Push latch plate 3 into buckle 2 until
it clicks.
왘
If necessary, tighten the lap portion to
a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion
up.
앫
Place the seat backrest in a nearly upright position.
Warning!
앫
Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at a time.
Do not pass belts over sharp edges. They
could tear.
앫
Do not fasten a seat belt around a person and another object at the same
time.
Do not allow the belt to get caught in the
door or in the seat adjustment mechanism.
This could damage the belt.
앫
Check your seat belt during travel to
make sure that it is properly positioned.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effectiveness of the belts.
앫
Make sure that the seat belt is always
fitted snugly. Take special care of this
when wearing loose clothing.
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.
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.
앫
Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips (over hip joint) and not
across the abdomen.
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G
Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Getting started
Driving
Starting the engine
Warning!
Automatic transmission
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide, and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and lead to 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 with at least one window
fully open.
Starting with the SmartKey
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Do not depress accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 and hold until the engine
starts (컄 page 31).
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.
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position with gear selector lever
lock
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
For more information, see the “Controls in
detail” section (컄 page 164).
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
The gear selector lever lock is released.
For information on turning off the engine
with the SmartKey, see “Turning off with
the SmartKey” (컄 page 53).
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Getting started
Driving
Starting with KEYLESS-GO*
You can start your vehicle without the
SmartKey in the starter switch using the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button on the
gear selector lever.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located in the vehicle.
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Depress the brake pedal during the
starting procedure. Do not depress accelerator.
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 once.
For information on turning off the engine
with KEYLESS-GO, see “Turning off the engine with KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 54).
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If the engine does not start as described,
carry out the following steps:
왘
If you are starting the engine with the
SmartKey, turn SmartKey in starter
switch to position 0 and repeat starting
procedure.
왘
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.
or:
Start the engine with the SmartKey as
radio signals from another source may
be interfering with the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO.
The gear selector lever lock is released.
The engine starts automatically if the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is in the
vehicle .
1 KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
Starting difficulties
Getting started
Driving
왘
왘
Repeat the starting procedure
(컄 page 43). Remember that extended
starting attempts can drain the battery.
Parking brake
Warning!
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. Children could release the
parking brake, which could result in an accident and/or serious injury.
Get a jump start (컄 page 369).
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
G
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
왘
1 Parking brake pedal
2 Parking brake release handle
Release the parking brake by pulling
handle 2.
The indicator lamp ; (USA only) or
3 (Canada only) in the instrument
cluster goes out.
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Getting started
Driving
Driving
Warning!
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Move gear selector lever to position D
or R.
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.
It is dangerous to shift the gear selector lever 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.
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G
!
Once the vehicle is in motion, the automatic central locking system engages and the
locking knobs drop down.
!
If you hear a warning signal and a message appears in the multifunction display when driving off, you have
forgotten to release the parking brake.
Release the parking brake.
In order to avoid damaging the transmission,
앫
wait for the gear selection process
to complete before setting the vehicle in motion.
앫
place the gear selector lever in
position R only when the vehicle is
stopped.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator
pedal.
After a cold start, the automatic transmission shifts at a higher engine revolution.
This allows the catalytic converter to reach
its operating temperature earlier.
!
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.
Getting started
Driving
!
Switching on headlamps
Simultaneously depressing the accelerator pedal and applying the brake reduces engine performance and causes
premature brake and drivetrain wear.
Turn signals and high beam
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
i
You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open doors only when conditions are safe to do so.
You can deactivate the automatic locking using the control system
(컄 page 159).
For more information, see “Driving instructions” (컄 page 259).
Exterior lamp switch
1 Off
2 Low beam headlamps on
왘
Turn the switch to B.
For more information, see “Exterior lamp
switch” (컄 page 124).
Combination switch
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
왘
Press the combination switch up 1 or
down 2.
i
To signal minor directional changes,
move combination switch to point of
resistance only and release. The turn
signal flashes three times.
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Getting started
Driving
High beam
왘
Push the combination switch forward.
The high beam headlamps are switched
on.
The high beam headlamp
indicator A in the tachometer
comes on.
Windshield wipers
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Turn the combination switch to the desired position depending on the intensity of the rain.
0 Windshield wipers off
I
For more information, see “High beam
flasher” (컄 page 128).
Intermittent wiping (interval dependent on wetness of windshield)
II Normal wiper speed
III Fast wiper speed
i
Combination switch
1 Single wipe
2 Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
come on.
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The intermittent wiping interval is dependent on wetness of windshield.
Wiping will not occur with a door open.
Getting started
Driving
!
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when 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 wipers may be damaged as a result.
왘
The switch should not be left in intermittent setting as the wipers will wipe
the windshield once every time the engine is started. Dust that accumulates
on the windshield might scratch the
glass and/or damage the wiper blades
when wiping occurs on a dry windshield.
The windshield wiper operates with
washer fluid.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield washer system
and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 281).
!
If anything blocks the windshield wipers (leaves, snow, etc.), switch them off
immediately.
앫
For safety reasons,
앫
Single wipe
왘
Press switch briefly in the direction of
arrow 1.
The windshield wipers wipe one time
without washer fluid.
앫
Press switch in the direction of
arrow 1 past the resistance point.
or
turn off the engine by turning
the SmartKey to position 0 and
withdraw SmartKey from starter
switch
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.
If windshield wipers fail to function at
all in switch position I,
앫
set the combination switch to the
next highest wiper speed
앫
have the windshield wipers
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center
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Getting started
Driving
Problems while driving
The coolant temperature is above
248°F (120°C)
The engine runs erratically and misfires
The coolant is too hot and is no longer
cooling the engine.
앫
An ignition cable may be damaged.
앫
The engine electronics may not be operating properly.
앫
Unburned gasoline may have entered
the catalytic converter and damaged it.
왘
Give very little gas.
왘
Have the problem repaired by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
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왘
Stop the vehicle as soon as possible
and turn off the engine. Allow engine
and coolant to cool.
왘
Check the coolant level and add coolant if necessary (컄 page 278).
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Excessive coolant temperatures trigger
a warning message in the multifunction
display (컄 page 323).
In case of accident
If the vehicle is leaking gasoline:
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
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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.
Getting started
Parking and locking
왔 Parking and locking
You have now completed your first drive.
You have properly stopped and parked
your vehicle. End your drive as follows.
Warning!
G
Wait until the vehicle is stationary before removing the SmartKey from the starter
switch. The vehicle cannot be steered when
the SmartKey is removed.
Warning!
G
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and the
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!
G
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.
앫
Turn the SmartKey to starter switch
position 0 and remove, or press
start/stop button (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*).
앫
Take the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* and lock vehicle when
leaving.
To reduce the risk of personal injury as a result of vehicle movement, before turning off
the engine and leaving the vehicle always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
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Getting started
Parking and locking
Parking brake
Warning!
G
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. Children could release the
parking brake and/or move the gear selector lever from position P, either of which
could result in an accident and/or serious
injury.
1 Parking brake
2 Release handle
왘
Step firmly on parking brake 1.
When the engine is running, the
indicator lamp ; (USA only) or
3 (Canada only) in the instrument
cluster illuminates.
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Warning!
G
Getting out of your vehicle with the gear selector lever 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 166).
When parked on an incline, turn front wheels
towards the road curb.
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Parking and locking
Switching off headlamps
왘
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The SmartKey can only be removed
from the starter switch with the gear
selector lever in position P.
Turn the exterior lamp switch to M.
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 124).
Turning off the engine
왘
Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
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Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting to position P.
On steep slopes, turn the front wheels
towards the curb.
Turning off with the SmartKey
왘
왘
Warning!
G
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 41).
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.
Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding the latch
plate.
Before closing doors, make sure there is no
possibility of someone getting caught in a
door during closing.
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With the SmartKey removed and the
driver’s door open, a warning sounds if
the vehicle’s exterior lamps are not
switched off.
왘
After exiting the vehicle press the lock
button ‹ on the SmartKey
(컄 page 30).
All turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs on the doors move
down.
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
(컄 page 31) to position 0 and remove
it.
The immobilizer is activated.
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Getting started
Parking and locking
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch and lock
your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious injury.
Turning off the engine with
KEYLESS-GO*
왘
왘
Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
왘
If you hear a warning signal, you have
either
앫
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button to shut 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 31).
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 88).
!
forgotten to turn off the lights before opening the driver’s door
or
앫
tried to turn off the engine while the
gear selector lever is not in P.
Turn off the lights or place the gear selector lever in P.
G
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 41).
Warning!
Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding the latch
plate.
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.
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Getting started
Parking and locking
왘
After exiting the vehicle, press lock
button 1 on the door handle or on the
trunk lid.
All turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs on the doors move
down.
1 Lock button on the door handle
Warning!
G
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 88).
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Panic alarm
Driving safety systems
Anti-theft systems
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
왔 Occupant safety
In this section you will learn the most important facts about the restraint systems
of the vehicle.
The 1 indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on
앫
The restraint systems are:
앫
Seat belts
앫
Emergency tensioning device
앫
Airbags
앫
Child seats
앫
Child seat recognition
앫
Lower anchors and tethers for children
(LATCH)
As independent systems, their protective
effects work in conjunction with each other.
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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 69).
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앫
for about four seconds when you turn
the SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 1 or press the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button once. It then goes
out briefly, comes on again and remains lit until you start the engine.
for about four seconds when you start
the engine by turning the SmartKey or
pressing the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
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The 1 indicator lamp remains lit if
the SmartKey is turned to position 2
and left there or the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button is pressed twice. The
indicator lamp will go out when you
start the engine.
The restraint systems are fully operational
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:
앫
fails to extinguish after approximately
four seconds.
앫
does not come on at all.
앫
comes on after the engine was started
or while driving.
For safety reasons, we strongly recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to
have the system checked.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 303).
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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 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 also result in
injury.
In addition, improper repair work on the SRS
creates a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or causing unintended airbag deployment. Work on the SRS must therefore only
be performed by qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Airbags
Warning!
Warning!
G
Airbags are designed to reduce the potential
of injury and fatality in certain frontal impacts (front airbags), side impacts (side impact airbags and head protection window
curtain airbags) or rollovers (head protection window curtain airbags). However, no
system available today can totally eliminate
injuries and fatalities.
The activation of the airbags temporarily releases a small amount of dust from the airbags. 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 airbag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
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To reduce the risk of injury when the front
airbags inflate, it is very important for the
driver and passenger front to always be in a
properly seated position and to wear your
seat belts.
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 ensure that it is
properly positioned on your body.
Since the airbag 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 airbag. Occupants who are unbelted, out of position or
too close to the airbag can be seriously injured by an airbag as it inflates with great
force in the blink of an eye:
앫
Sit properly belted in a nearly upright
position with your back against the seat
backrest.
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컄컄
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Adjust the driver 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 airbag cover on
the steering wheel must be at least 10 in
(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 Center.
앫
Do not lean with your head or chest
close to the steering wheel or dashboard.
앫
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 front airbag inflates.
앫
Adjust the front passenger seat as far as
possible rearward from the dashboard
when the seat is occupied.
앫
Occupants, especially children, should
never lean their heads in the area of the
door where the side airbag inflates.
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This could result in serious injuries or
death should the airbag be triggered. Always sit nearly upright, properly use the
seat belts and appropriate size infant or
child restraint system.
앫
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 passenger front airbag when it
is properly installed. Otherwise they will
be struck by the airbag 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 extremely important that you make the buyer aware of this
safety information. Be sure to give the buyer
this Operator's Manual.
Warning!
G
Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in an automobile is in the
rear seat. Should you choose to place a child
12 years old or under in the front passenger
seat of your vehicle, you must properly use
a BabySmartTM child restraint which will
turn off the passenger front airbag.
BabySmartTM will not, however, turn off any
side impact airbag.
It should be noted that with respect to both
front and rear side impact airbags there is a
possibility for a side airbag related injury if
occupants, especially children, are not properly seated or restrained when next to a side
airbag 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) Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door where the
side airbag inflates. This could result in
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Occupant safety
serious injuries or death should the side
airbag be activated.
(2) Always sit nearly upright, properly use
the seat belts and use an appropriately
sized infant or child restraint system for
all children 12 years old or under.
(3) Always wear seat belts properly.
If you believe that, even with the use of
these guidelines, it would be safer for your
rear seat occupants to have the rear mounted side airbags deactivated, then deactivation can be accomplished upon your written
request to do so at your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center at an additional cost.
Please contact your local authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center or call our Customer
Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
(1-800-367-6372) for details.
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Airbags are designed to activate only in
certain frontal (front airbags) impacts,
side impacts (side impact and head
protection window curtain airbags)
which exceed preset thresholds, and in
certain rollovers (head protection window curtain airbags). 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 airbags to provide
their supplemental protection.
We caution you not to rely on the presence of the airbags in order to avoid
wearing your seat belt.
Your vehicle was originally equipped
with airbags that are designed to activate in certain impacts exceeding a
preset threshold to reduce the potential and severity of injury. It is important
for your safety and that of your passengers that you replace deployed airbags
and repair any malfunctioning airbags
to ensure that the vehicle will continue
to provide supplemental crash protection for occupants.
In case of other types of impacts and
impacts below airbag deployment
thresholds, airbags will not be activated. The driver and passengers 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.
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Occupant safety
Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
emergency tensioning device and
airbag
Warning!
앫
앫
앫
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cover, door trim panels, or door frame
trims, and installation of additional electrical/electronic equipment on or near
SRS components and wiring. Keep area
between airbags and occupants free
from objects (e.g. packages, purses,
umbrellas, etc.).
G
Damaged seat belts or belts that were
highly stressed in an accident must be
replaced and their anchoring points
must also be checked. Use only belts installed or supplied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Airbags and pyrotechnic emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) are designed to
function on a one-time only basis. An
airbag or ETD that was activated must
be replaced. PRE-SAFE has electrically
operated reversible pre-tensioners in
addition to the pyrotechnic ETDs.
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, passenger front airbag
앫
Do not pass belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
앫
Do not make any modification that could
change the effectiveness of the belts.
앫
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.
앫
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 curtain airbag is deployed.
앫
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.
앫
An airbag system component within the
steering wheel gets hot after the airbag
has inflated. Do not touch.
앫
In addition, improper repair work on the
SRS creates a risk of rendering the SRS
inoperative or causing unintended airbag deployment. Work on the SRS must
therefore only be performed by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
앫
For your protection and the protection
of others, when scrapping the airbag
unit or emergency tensioning device,
our safety instructions must be followed. These instructions are available
from your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
앫
Given the considerable deployment
speed and the textile structure of the
airbags, there is the possibility of abrasions or other injuries resulting from airbag deployment.
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Occupant safety
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.
Front airbags
Driver and passenger front airbags are deployed:
앫
in the event of a frontal impact
앫
if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
앫
independently of the side impact airbags
The airbags will not deploy in impacts
which do not exceed the system’s deployment thresholds. You will then be protected by the fastened seat belts.
!
Do not place objects heavier than
20 lbs (9 kg) on the front passenger
seat. This could cause the front or side
impact airbag on the front passenger
side to deploy in a crash which exceeds
the system's deployment threshold.
Side impact airbags, window curtain
airbags
The passenger front airbag will only be deployed if:
1 Driver airbag
2 Passenger front airbag
앫
the front passenger seat is occupied
앫
the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp in the center console is not lit
(컄 page 71)
앫
the impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold
1 Window curtain airbag
2 Side impact airbags
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The side impact airbags and window curtain airbags are deployed:
앫
on the impacted side of the vehicle
앫
in impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold
앫
independently of the front airbags
In addition, the window curtain airbags are
deployed:
앫
in certain vehicle rollovers
The side impact airbags and window curtain airbags are not deployed in impacts
which do not exceed the system’s deployment threshold.
The front passenger side impact airbag will
only deploy if the system senses that the
front passenger seat is occupied.
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Seat belts
When the engine is started, the seat belt
telltale < illuminates to remind you and
your passengers to fasten your seat belts.
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened before the engine is started, the seat belt
telltale < illuminates and a warning
chime sounds for approximately
six seconds when the engine is started.
The use of seat belts and infant and child
restraint systems 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 40).
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 69).
Warning!
G
Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure your passengers are
properly restrained, even those sitting in the
rear and pregnant women.
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.
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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. Airbags can only protect as
they are designed if the occupants are properly wearing their seat belts.
Warning!
G
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
cas this an 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 nearly upright position 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. Be 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
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
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 Center.
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Warning!
G
USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY
앫
앫
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rollovers (window curtain airbags and
ETD).
앫
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 airbag, passenger front airbag, side impact airbags,
head protection window curtain airbags
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 airbags and ETD) and side
(side impact, window curtain airbags
and ETD) impacts which exceed preset
deployment thresholds and in certain
Never wear the shoulder belt under your
arm, against your neck or off your shoulder. In a 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.
앫
Never wear belts over rigid or breakable
objects in or on your clothing, such as
eyeglasses, pens, keys, etc., as these
might cause injuries.
앫
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.
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 person or other objects.
앫
Belts should not be worn twisted. In a
crash, you wouldn’t have the full width
of the belt to manage impact forces. The
twisted belt against your body could
cause injuries.
앫
Pregnant women should also 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.
앫
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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Emergency tensioning device (ETD),
seat belt force limiter
The seat belts for the front and rear outer
seats are equipped with emergency tensioning devices and belt force limiters.
The ETD is designed to activate in the following cases:
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in frontal or rear-end impact exceeding
a preset severity level
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 reduce
the force exerted by the seat belts on occupants during a crash.
Warning!
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A pyrotechnic emergency tensioning device
(ETD) that was activated must be replaced.
앫
in certain vehicle rollovers
앫
if the restraint systems are operational
and functioning correctly, see
1 indicator lamp (컄 page 58)
When disposing of the pyrotechnic emergency tensioning device, our safety instructions must be followed. These are available
at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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PRE-SAFE has electrically operated reversible pre-tensioners that do not require
replacement after activation.
The ETDs for the front seats will only
activate if the respective front seat belt
is fastened (latch plate properly inserted into buckle).
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Do not place objects heavier than 20
lbs (9 kg) on the front passenger seat.
This could cause the front or side impact airbag on the front passenger side
to deploy in a crash which exceeds the
system's deployment threshold.
Automatic comfort-fit feature seat belt
An automatic comfort-fit feature for front
seats and for the rear outer seats (only for
vehicles with electrically adjustable rear
bench seat* or with individual seats* in the
rear) reduces the retracting force of the
seat belts when they are in normal use.
The ETDs for the rear outer seats will
activate with or without the respective
seat belt fastened.
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Preventive occupant safety (PRE-SAFE)
In such cases, the following systems are
automatically activated:
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앫
A front seat belt with the seat belt
buckled is pre-tensioned electrically.
The PRE-SAFE system is intended to reduce
the effects of an accident on properly seat
belted vehicle occupants. Despite having
the PRE-SAFE systems in your car, the possibility of injuries occurring as a result of an
accident cannot be totally eliminated.
Therefore you should always drive carefully
and adjust your driving to the prevailing
road, weather, and traffic conditions.
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If the occupied front passenger seat or
rear seats are in an unfavorable position, they are adjusted to a better position. Rear seat adjustment occurs only
in vehicles with individual seats* in the
rear.
Warning
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The PRE-SAFE systems are activated in
the previously described circumstances only at speeds exceeding 22 mph
(35 km/h).
When the driving dynamic situation has
passed without an accident occurring,
the pre-tensioning on the seat belts is
deactivated.
You can then adjust the seats and the
sliding sunroof to their previous position.
The sliding/pop-up roof closes if the
vehicle is in a severe skid or is spinning.
If the seat belts do not release:
Your vehicle automatically takes preventive measures to better protect the occupants in the following hazardous
situations:
앫
You execute an emergency braking maneuver and the Brake Assist System
(컄 page 78) is activated.
앫
The PRE-SAFE system detects a critical
driving dynamics situation.
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왘
Adjust the backrest or seat slightly to
the rear until the seat belt tension is diminished.
The locking mechanism releases.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Children in the vehicle
If an infant or child is traveling with you in
the vehicle:
앫
Secure the child using an infant or child
restraint appropriate for the age and
size of the child.
앫
Make sure the infant or child is properly secured by a belt at all times while
the vehicle is in motion.
Infant and child restraint seats and information on choosing an appropriate restraint system can be obtained from any
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Infant and child restraint systems
Use only a BabySmartTM1 compatible child
restraint for the front passenger seat in
this vehicle.
We recommend all infants and children be
properly restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.
1
TM
BabySmart
tive Corp.
is a trademark of Siemens Automo-
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. The seat
belt can again be used in the usual manner.
i
For more information on child seats
with mounting fittings for tether anchorages, see “Installation of infant
and child restraint systems”
(컄 page 72).
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.
!
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.
Infants and small children should be
seated in an appropriate infant or child
restraint system properly secured by a
lap-shoulder belt or, if so equipped, a
child restraint lower anchorage system
that complies with U.S. Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 225
and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards 213 and 210.2.
For information on LATCH-type child
seat mounts (컄 page 73).
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Occupant safety
A statement by the child restraint manufacturer of compliance with this standard 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, be sure to carefully read and
follow all manufacturer’s instructions
for installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to inside of vehicle and to infant
or child restraints.
Warning!
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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 passenger front airbag when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the airbag when it inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or
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fatal injury will result.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Infants and small children
must ride in back seats and be seated in an
appropriate infant or child restraint system,
which is properly secured with the vehicle's
seat belt and top tether strap, or secured via
lower anchors and top tether strap, fully in
accordance with the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
Children too big for child restraint systems
must ride in back 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 lbs until
they reach a height where a lap/shoulder
belt fits properly without a booster.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
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.
Do not leave children, unattended in the vehicle, even if the children are secured in a
child restraint system. Unsupervised children in a child restraint system may use vehicle equipment and cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
BabySmartTM1 airbag deactivation
system
The “PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF” indicator
lamp 1 located in the center console will
be illuminated, except with the SmartKey
removed or in starter switch position 0.
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The system does not deactivate the
side impact airbag or the emergency
tensioning device.
Self-test BabySmartTM without special
child seat installed
1 Indicator lamp
Special BabySmartTM compatible child
seats, designed for use with the
Mercedes-Benz system and available at
any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center are
required for use with the BabySmartTM airbag deactivation system. With the special
child seat properly installed, the passenger
front airbag will not deploy.
1
BabySmart TM is a trademark of Siemens Automotive Corp.
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 PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp 1 located in the center console comes on for approximately
six seconds and then goes out.
If the indicator lamp should not come on or
is continuously lit, the system is not functioning. You must see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center before seating any
child on the front passenger seat.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 303).
Warning!
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The BabySmartTM airbag 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.
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Occupant safety
G
Installation of infant and child restraint
systems
When using a BabySmartTM compatible
child seat on the front passenger seat, the
passenger front airbag will not deploy only if
the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp
remains illuminated.
This vehicle is equipped with tether anchorages for a top tether strap at each of
the rear seating positions.
Warning!
Make sure to check the indicator every time
you use the special system child seat.
Should the light go out while the restraint is
installed, please check installation. If the
light remains out, do not use the
BabySmartTM restraint to transport children
on the front passenger seat until the system
has been repaired.
Do not place powered-on laptops, cell
phones 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 PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp
not to come on during self-test or be continuously lit, indicating that the system is not
functioning.
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1 Cover of top anchorage ring
왘
Remove cover 1 from anchorage ring.
왘
Store cover 1 in a convenient place
(e.g. glove box).
왘
Guide tether strap between head restraint and top of seat back.
Head restraints must be positioned such
that the top tether strap can pass freely
between the head restraint and top of seat
back.
Make sure the tether strap is not twisted.
2 Hook
3 Anchorage ring
왘
Securely fasten hook 2, which is part
of the tether strap, to anchorage
ring 3.
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For safety reasons, make sure the hook
has attached to the ring beyond the
safety catch, as illustrated.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Once the top tether anchorage hook is attached, the child restraint itself can be secured. Tighten the top tether strap
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
왘
Reinstall cover after removing the
tether strap.
Warning!
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Vehicles with adjustable rear seats/bench*:
Never adjust the rear seat position after installing the child restraint. Adjusting the rear
seat position after installing the child restraint could damage the child restraint
and/or introduce undesirable slack into the
webbing and loosen or misposition the child
restraint, lessening the effectiveness of the
child restraint and thus increasing the
chance or severity of injury in 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 rear seats) for
the installation of a LATCH child seat with
the matching anchor fittings.
If you have not installed a child seat, the
LATCH anchor fittings are covered with an
upholstery blend.
왘
Move rear power seats*/bench* to the
rearmost position (컄 page 118).
왘
Fold upholstery blend 3 upward.
왘
Turn installation device 4 to a vertical
position so that upholstery blend 3
does not fold down.
왘
Install child seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
A solid connection is established between the child seat and the body of
the vehicle.
Do not adjust rear power seat*/bench*
position after installing child restraint.
1 Indicates the position of the anchors
2 Anchors
3 Upholstery blend
4 Installation device
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Warning!
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Vehicles with adjustable rear seats/bench*:
Never adjust the rear seat position after installing the child restraint. Adjusting the rear
seat position after installing the child restraint could damage the child restraint
and/or introduce undesirable slack into the
webbing and loosen or misposition the child
restraint, lessening the effectiveness of the
child restraint and thus increasing the
chance or severity of injury in an accident.
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The child seat must be firmly attached
in the right and left side anchor fittings.
Make sure the seat belt for the center
seat can operate freely with a child
seat installed.
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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Warning!
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Children too big for child restraint systems
must ride in back 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 lbs until
they reach a height where a lap/shoulder
belt fits properly without a booster.
Override switch for rear passenger
compartment
You can disable select functions in the rear
passenger compartment for added safety
(for instance when you have children riding
in the rear passenger compartment).
You can disable the following functions in
the rear passenger compartment:
앫
Install child seat according to manufacturer’s instructions.
rear door window operation
(컄 page 195)
앫
The child seat must be firmly attached in
right and left side anchor fittings 2.
adjustment of front passenger seat
from the rear* (컄 page 119)
앫
cigarette lighter in rear (컄 page 240)
An incorrectly mounted child seat may come
loose during an accident which could result
in serious injury or death to your child.
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.
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Occupant safety
The override switch is located on the driver’s door.
Warning!
Activate the override switch when children
are riding in the back seats of the vehicle.
The children may otherwise injure themselves, e.g. by becoming trapped in the window opening.
1 Override switch
Activating override switch
왘
Slide override switch 1 to the right.
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G
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Operation of the rear door windows
with the switches located in the driver’s
door is still possible.
Deactivating override switch
왘
Slide override switch 1 to the left.
The functions in the rear are enabled
again.
A dot becomes visible. The functions in
the rear are disabled.
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Safety and Security
Panic alarm
왔 Panic alarm
An audible alarm and flashing exterior
lamps will operate for approximately
21/2 minutes.
Activating
왘
Press and hold button 1 for at least
one second.
Deactivating
왘
1 Â button
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For operation in the USA only: This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
앫
This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
앫
this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Press button 1 again.
or
왘
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Insert SmartKey in starter switch.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
왔 Driving safety systems
In this section you will find information on
the following driving safety systems:
Warning!
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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
4MATIC (Four Wheel Electronic Traction System)
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.
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In winter operation, the maximum effectiveness of the ABS, ESP, BAS and
4MATIC is only achieved with winter
tires (M+S tires) or snow chains as required.
The ABS, BAS, ESP, and 4MATIC cannot reduce this risk.
Always adjust your driving style to the prevailing road and weather conditions.
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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.
On slippery road surfaces, the ABS will respond even with light brake pressure.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
The - indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on when you turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 2 or press the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button twice. It goes out when
the engine is running.
Braking
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
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 the 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.
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Emergency brake maneuver
왘
BAS
Keep continuous full pressure on the
brake pedal.
Warning!
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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 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 303).
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 the braking distance. 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.
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Driving safety systems
Warning!
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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. 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
Warning!
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
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 warning lamp v in the instrument cluster flashes when the ESP is engaged.
The ESP warning lamp v in the instrument cluster comes on when you turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 2 or press the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button twice. It goes out when
the engine is running.
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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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Warning!
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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, 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.
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The ESP will only function properly if
you use wheels of the recommended
tire size (컄 page 384).
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Distronic* is switched off when ESP is
activated.
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Switching off the ESP
!
Vehicles without 4MATIC:
Because of the ESP’s automatic operation, 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:
앫
the parking brake is being tested on
a brake test dynamometer
앫
the vehicle is being towed with the
front/rear axle raised
Active braking action through the ESP
may otherwise seriously damage the
brake system.
For information on vehicles with
4MATIC, see “Four wheel electronic
traction system (4MATIC) with the
ESP” (컄 page 82).
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 303).
Warning!
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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.
To improve the vehicle's traction, turn 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
starting out on slippery surfaces and in
deep snow in conjunction with snow
chains
앫
in sand or gravel
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Distronic* cannot be activated when
the ESP has been deactivated.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
The switch is located on the center console.
If one or more wheels are spinning, the
ESP warning lamp v in the speedometer flashes, regardless of the speed.
왘
Press ESP switch 1 until the ESP
warning lamp v in the speedometer
comes on.
G
Traction control brakes a spinning wheel
even when the ESP is deactivated.
When the ESP warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP is
switched off.
The ESP always operates when you are
braking, even when it has been deactivated.
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions and to the non-operating
status of the ESP.
!
1 ESP off/on
Warning!
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an
extended period 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 the ESP switch 1.
The ESP warning lamp v in the instrument cluster goes out. You are now
again in normal driving mode.
The ESP is deactivated.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Four wheel electronic traction system
(4MATIC) with the ESP
Models with all-wheel drive only:
The 4MATIC improves the vehicle’s ability
to use available traction, e.g. during winter
operation in mountains under snowy conditions, by applying power to all four
wheels.
Warning!
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If you see the ESP warning lamp v flashing in the speedometer dial, 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.
!
Do not tow with one axle raised.
Otherwise the transfer case can be
damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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!
Performance testing must only be conducted on a two-axle dynamometer.
Otherwise the transfer case can be
damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
!
Because of the ESP’s automatic operation, 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 the parking brake is being tested
on a brake test dynamometer.
Active braking action through the ESP
may otherwise seriously damage the
front or rear axle brake system.
Operational tests with the engine running can only be conducted on a
two-axle dynamometer.
Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
왔 Anti-theft systems
Immobilizer
The immobilizer prevents unauthorized
persons from starting your vehicle.
Activating
앫
앫
With the SmartKey: Removing the
SmartKey from the starter switch activates the immobilizer.
With KEYLESS-GO*: Turning off the engine by means of the start/stop button
on the gear selector lever activates the
immobilizer.
Deactivating
앫
With the SmartKey: Inserting the
SmartKey in the starter switch deactivates the immobilizer.
앫
With KEYLESS-GO*: Starting the engine by means of the start/stop button
on the gear selector lever deactivates
the immobilizer.
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In case the engine cannot be started
(yet the vehicle’s battery is charged),
the system is not operational. Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz 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:
앫
opens a door
앫
opens the trunk
앫
opens the hood
The alarm will stay on even if the activating
element (a door, for example) is immediately closed.
The alarm system will also be triggered
when
앫
someone attempts to raise the vehicle
앫
the vehicle is opened with the
mechanical key
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
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Canceling the alarm
If the alarm stays on for more than
20 seconds, an emergency call is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system (컄 page 242) provided Tele Aid
service was subscribed to and properly
activated, and that necessary cellular
service and GPS coverage are available.
If the turn signal lamps does not flash
three times one of the following elements may not be properly closed:
To cancel the alarm:
앫
a door
왘
앫
the trunk lid
앫
the hood
Arming the alarm system
The alarm system is armed after locking
the vehicle with the SmartKey or
KEYLESS-GO*. The turn signal lamps flashes three times to indicate that the alarm
system is activated. The indicator lamp in
the central locking switch (컄 page 107)
will flash after approximately ten seconds
when the alarm system is completely
armed.
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Close the respective element and lock
the vehicle again.
Disarming the alarm system
The alarm system is disarmed when you
unlock your vehicle with the SmartKey or
KEYLESS-GO*. The turn signal lamps flash
once to indicate that the alarm system is
deactivated
With the SmartKey
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
or
왘
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
SmartKey.
With KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Grasp the outside door handle.
or
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Tow-away alarm
Once the tow-away alarm is armed, a visual
and audible alarm will be triggered when
someone attempts to raise the vehicle.
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The tow-away protection alarm is triggered, for example, if the vehicle is lifted on one side.
If the alarm stays on for more than
20 seconds, an emergency call is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system (컄 page 242) provided Tele Aid
service was subscribed to and properly
activated and that necessary cellular
service and GPS coverage are available.
Arming tow-away alarm
When you lock your vehicle, the tow-away
alarm is automatically armed after about
30 seconds.
The switch is located on the center console.
When you unlock your vehicle, the
tow-away protection disarms automatically.
Disarming tow-away alarm
To prevent triggering the tow-away alarm,
switch off the tow-away alarm feature before towing the vehicle, or when parking on
a surface subject to movement, such as a
ferry or auto train.
1 Indicator lamp
2 Tow-away alarm off switch
왘
Switch off the ignition and remove the
SmartKey.
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You cannot disarm the tow-away alarm
if the ignition is switched on.
컄컄
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
컄컄 왘
왘
Press switch 2.
Canceling tow-away alarm
With KEYLESS-GO*
The indicator lamp 1 in the button
comes on briefly.
To cancel the alarm:
왘
Exit vehicle and lock your vehicle with
the SmartKey or (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*) the lock button at each
door handle.
The tow-away alarm remains disarmed until you lock your vehicle again.
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With the SmartKey
왘
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
or
왘
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
SmartKey.
Grasp the outside door handle.
or
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Seats
Memory function
Lighting
Instrument cluster
Control system
Automatic transmission
Good visibility
Automatic climate control
Power windows
Sliding/pop-up roof
Driving systems
Loading
Useful features
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
왔 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.
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 trunk
앫
the fuel filler flap
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button for trunk lid
3 Locking tab for mechanical key
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 76)
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
G
Factory setting
Global unlocking
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. It is possible for children
to open a locked door from the inside, which
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
왘
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if:
앫
neither door nor trunk is opened
앫
the SmartKey is not inserted in the
starter switch
앫
the central locking switch is not activated
!
To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the SmartKey to high levels of
electromagnetic radiation.
Press button Œ.
You can also open and close the power
windows (컄 page 197) and sliding/pop-up roof (컄 page 201) using
the SmartKey.
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the SmartKey so that
pressing Œ only unlocks the driver’s
door and the fuel filler flap.
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about six seconds
until battery check lamp 5 flashes
twice.
The SmartKey will then function as follows:
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
왘
Press button Πonce.
Global unlocking
Global locking
i
Selective setting
왘
Press button ‹.
All turn signal lamps flash three times.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down.
왘
Press button Πtwice.
Global locking
왘
Press button ‹.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Restoring to factory setting
왘
앫
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about six seconds
until battery check lamp 5 flashes
twice.
If the SmartKey is malfunctioning, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
!
If you can no longer lock or unlock the
vehicle with the SmartKey, then the
batteries in the SmartKey are discharged, the SmartKey is malfunctioning or the vehicle battery is drained.
앫
앫
앫
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Check the batteries in the
SmartKey and replace them if necessary (컄 page 349).
Use the mechanical key to unlock
the doors (컄 page 348) and the
trunk lid (컄 page 349) as required.
Have the vehicle battery and the
battery connections checked.
Use the mechanical key to lock the
doors (컄 page 348) and the trunk
lid (컄 page 349) as required.
Unlocking and opening the trunk lid
You can unlock and open the trunk lid separately.
A minimum height clearance of 6 ft.
(1.85 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
왘
Press and hold button Š until trunk
unlocks and begins to open.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
Vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing
system: To stop the opening procedure, press button Š. The trunk lid
stops moving.
i
If the trunk lid does not open, it is still
locked separately (if applicable)
(컄 page 105).
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk lid will lock automatically when closed. The turn signals will
flash three times to confirm locking.
The trunk can also be opened from its inside in an emergency, see “Trunk lid emergency release” (컄 page 104).
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Checking the batteries
왘
Press button ‹ or Œ.
Battery check lamp 5 comes on briefly to indicate that the SmartKey batteries are in order.
!
If battery check lamp 5 does not
come on briefly during check, then the
SmartKey batteries are discharged.
Replace the batteries (컄 page 349).
You can obtain the required batteries
at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
i
If the batteries are ckecked within signal range of the vehicle, pressing the
button ‹ or Œ will lock or unlock
the vehicle accordingly.
Loss of SmartKey or mechanical key
If you lose a SmartKey or mechanical key,
you should do the following:
왘
Have the SmartKey deactivated by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Report the loss of the SmartKey or the
mechanical key immediately to your
car insurance company.
왘
If necessary, have the mechanical lock
replaced.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will be glad to supply you with a replacement.
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 are a different color to help distinguish each SmartKey unit.
The KEYLESS-GO function is integrated
into the SmartKey. On these vehicles, the
validity of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
is checked every time you grasp a door
handle.
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is valid,
your vehicle unlocks:
앫
the doors
앫
the trunk lid
앫
the fuel filler flap
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button for trunk lid
3 Locking tab for mechanical key
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 76)
For more information on using the
SmartKey buttons, see “SmartKey”
(컄 page 88).
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G
If the vehicle has been parked for a
longer period of time, you must pull the
door handle in order to activate the
KEYLESS-GO function.
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
You can also close the power windows
(컄 page 198) and sliding/pop-up roof
(컄 page 202) using the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO.
Important notes on using KEYLESS-GO
!
To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO to high levels of electromagnetic radiation.
앫
You can also use the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO like a normal
SmartKey (컄 page 88).
앫
You can combine KEYLESS-GO functions with normal SmartKey functions
(e.g. unlocking with KEYLESS-GO and
locking with the remote control).
앫
Always carry the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
앫
Never store the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO together with:
앫
Electronic items such as a cellular
phone or another SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO
앫
Metallic objects such as coins or
metal foil
앫
If you have started the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button, you
can only turn it off again with this button, even if you have put the SmartKey
in the starter switch in the meantime.
앫
This does not apply if, after starting, the
gear selector lever is still in position P
and the SmartKey is then inserted in
the starter switch. The SmartKey will
then have priority over the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO and the vehicle’s
electrical system will operate according to the position of the SmartKey in
the starter switch, even stopping the
engine.
Doing so could impair the function of
the KEYLESS-GO system.
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 a door or the
trunk.
In order to start the engine with the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO:
앫
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
must be located in the vehicle.
앫
All doors must be closed.
앫
The brake pedal must be firmly depresed. Do not depress the accelerator.
앫
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.
앫
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is removed from the vehicle while the engine is switched on (e.g. if passenger
exits the vehicle with the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO), the message KEY
NOT RECOGNIZED! will appear in the
multifunction display.
Find the SmartKey or change its
present location immediately
(e.g. place it on the front passenger
seat or insert it in shirt pocket).
앫
Remember that the engine can be
started by anyone with a SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO that is left inside the
vehicle. If you leave the SmartKey withKEYLESS-GO behind when exiting and
locking the vehicle, the message KEY
DETECTED IN VEHICLE! will appear in
the multifunction display.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Factory setting
Global unlocking
왘
Grasp the door handle.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if neither door nor trunk is opened.
i
The vehicle could inadvertently be unlocked if the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO is within 3 ft. (1 m) of the
vehicle and:
앫
앫
the door handle is splashed with
water, or
you attempt to clean the door
handle
Global locking
왘
Press lock button at door handle
(컄 page 55) or trunk (컄 page 95).
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Selective setting
Restoring to factory 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.
왘
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about six seconds
until battery check lamp 5 flashes
twice.
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about six seconds
until battery check lamp 5 flashes
twice.
!
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO will
then function as follows:
If you can not lock or unlock the vehicle
with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO,
then the battery in the SmartKey is discharged, the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO is malfunctioning or the
vehicle battery is drained.
Unlocking the driver’s door
앫
Check the battery in the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO and replace them
if necessary (컄 page 349).
앫
Use the mechanical key to unlock
the doors (컄 page 348) and the
trunk lid (if applicable)
(컄 page 349) as required.
앫
Have the vehicle battery and the
battery connections checked.
왘
Grasp the driver’s door handle.
Global unlocking
왘
Grasp the door handle on the passenger side.
Global locking
왘
Press lock button at door handle or
trunk lid.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
앫
Use the mechanical key to lock the
doors (컄 page 348) and the trunk
lid (컄 page 349) as required.
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
malfunctioning, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
왘
Checking the battery
왘
or
Press button ‹ or Œ.
Press the lock button at the outside
door handle (컄 page 55).
Battery check lamp 5 comes on briefly to indicate that the SmartKey battery
is in order.
Vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing
system*, press the KEYLESS-GO locking/closing switch at the trunk
(컄 page 103).
!
The vehicle locks. The turn signals
flashes three times to confirm locking.
Replace the battery (컄 page 349).
or
왘
Locking the vehicle
Press vehicle lock button 1.
If battery check lamp 5 does not
come on briefly during check, the
SmartKey battery is discharged.
You can obtain the required battery at
any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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1 Vehicle lock button
If the battery is ckecked within signal
range of the vehicle, pressing the
button ‹ or Œ will lock or unlock
the vehicle accordingly.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Loss of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
If you lose your SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO or mechanical key, you
should do the following:
왘
왘
왘
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.
Have the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
deactivated by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
With the SmartKey
Have the mechanical lock replaced if
necessary.
1 Locking knob
2 Inside door handle
왘
Pull on door handle 2.
If door was locked, locking knob 1 will
move up.
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If the vehicle has previously been
locked from the outside with the
SmartKey, opening a door from the inside will trigger the anti-theft alarm system.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the following:
Report the loss of the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO or the mechanical key immediately to your car insurance company.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will be glad to supply you with a replacement.
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앫
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
With KEYLESS-GO*
앫
Grasp the outside door handle.
앫
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Opening the trunk lid from the outside
A minimum height clearance of 6 ft.
(1.85 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
Vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing
system*: To stop the opening procedure, press button Š. The trunk lid
stops moving.
The trunk lid lock button is located in the
rear license plate recess.
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If the trunk lid does not open, it is still
locked separately (if applicable)
(컄 page 349).
Opening the trunk lid from the inside
You can open the trunk from the inside if
the vehicle is stationary.
A minimum height clearance of 6 ft.
(1.85 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
The switch is located on the driver’s door.
Vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*: The
vehicle must be unlocked (컄 page 88).
1 Trunk lid lock button
왘
Press the outer left-hand side of trunk
lid button 1.
The trunk lid opens.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: If the vehicle was previously centrally locked,
the trunk lid will lock automatically after closing it (컄 page 98). The turn signals will flash three times to confirm
locking.
The trunk can also be opened using the
SmartKey (컄 page 90) or from its inside in
an emergency, see “Trunk lid emergency
release” (컄 page 104).
1 Indicator lamp
2 Remote trunk lid release switch
왘
Pull remote trunk lid switch 2 until
trunk begins to open.
The trunk lid opens. The indicator
lamp 1 comes on and remains lit until
the trunk is closed.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
!
Closing the trunk lid
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
The power closing assist automatically ensures that the lid is pulled closed completely (컄 page 106).
If the trunk lid does not open, it is still
locked separately (if applicable)
(컄 page 349).
Warning!
1 Handle
왘
Lower trunk lid by pulling firmly on
handle 1.
The trunk can also be opened using the
SmartKey (컄 page 90) or from its inside in
an emergency, see “Trunk lid emergency
release” (컄 page 104).
2 Extending handle
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Push the trunk lid down gently at the
extending handle 2 until it engages
into the lock.
The extending handle 2 is retracted
after a few seconds.
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If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk lid will lock automatically when closed (컄 page 98). The
turn signals will flash three times to
confirm locking.
왘
G
To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the trunk
lid opening when closing the trunk. Be especially careful when small children are
around.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
G
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as visibility blockage,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
i
Do not place the SmartKey in the open
trunk. You may lock yourself out.
Trunk lid opening/closing system*
You can open or close the trunk lid from
the inside if the vehicle is stationary.
Opening from the inside
A minimum height clearance of 6 ft.
(1.85 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
The switch for opening and closing the
trunk is located on the driver’s door.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout, the
trunk lid will open automatically if a
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is recognized inside the vehicle or in the trunk.
왘
Pull remote trunk lid switch 2 until
trunk begins to open.
The trunk lid opens. The indicator
lamp 1 comes and remains lit until
the trunk is closed.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
To stop the opening procedure, press
or pull the remote trunk lid switch.
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If the trunk lid does not open, it is still
locked separately (if applicable)
(컄 page 349).
1 Indicator lamp
2 Remote trunk lid switch
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk lid will lock automatically when closed (컄 page 98). The
turn signals will flash three times to
confirm locking.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
The trunk can also be opened using the
SmartKey (컄 page 90) or from its inside in
an emergency, see “Trunk lid emergency
release” (컄 page 104).
Closing from the inside
Limiting opening height of trunk lid
To interrupt the closing procedure:
The trunk lid opening height can be limited
when transporting goods on a roof rack
(e.g. presence of an MB sport luggage container*). When activated, the trunk lid
opens to approximately the height of the
roof edge.
왘
You can activate the limiting opening
height of trunk lid using the control system
(컄 page 159).
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왘
Press remote trunk lid switch 2
(컄 page 99) until the indicator lamp 1
goes out and trunk lid is closed.
Release remote trunk lid switch 2.
Warning!
G
Maintain sight of trunk area while operating
door mounted switch. Monitor the closing
procedure carefully to ensure that no one is
in danger of being injured.
To interrupt the closing procedure, release
the door mounted remote trunk lid switch.
Even with the SmartKey removed from the
starter switch or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the vehicle,
the remote trunk lid switch can be operated.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
If the trunk lid comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has
been piled too high) in the upper motion
sequence, the closing procedure is
stopped and the trunk reopens slightly.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing the trunk lid from the outside
(vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*)
1 Trunk lid closing switch
왘
Press trunk lid closing switch 1 briefly.
The trunk lid closes.
If the trunk lid comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has
been piled too high), the closing procedure
is stopped and the trunk reopens slightly.
Warning!
G
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
ensure that no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the trunk opening when closing the trunk.
Be especially careful when small children
are around. To stop the closing procedure,
press the remote trunk lid switch (on the
driver’s door), the trunk lid closing
switch 1, or the Š button on the
SmartKey.
Warning!
G
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as visibility blockage,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
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Do not place the SmartKey in the open
trunk. You may lock yourself out.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take the
SmartKey with you and lock your vehicle. Do
not leave children unattended in the vehicle,
or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may
cause an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing the trunk lid from the outside
(vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*)
1 Trunk lid closing switch
왘
Make sure you have the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
왘
Press trunk lid closing switch 1 briefly.
The trunk lid closes.
If the trunk lid comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has
been piled too high), the closing procedure
is stopped and the trunk reopens slightly.
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Warning!
G
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
ensure that no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the trunk opening when closing the trunk.
Be especially careful when small children
are around. To stop the closing procedure,
press the trunk lid closing switch (on the
driver’s door), the trunk lid closing
switch 1 or the Š button on the
SmartKey.
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Warning!
G
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as visibility blockage,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
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To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout, the trunk lid will open automatically if a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
recognized inside the vehicle or in the
trunk.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing the trunk lid and locking the vehicle from the outside (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*)
On vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing
system and KEYLESS-GO, you can close
the trunk lid and lock the vehicle simultaneously.
1 KEYLESS-GO locking/closing switch
왘
Make sure you have the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
왘
Press switch 1 briefly.
Warning!
G
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
ensure that no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the trunk opening when closing the trunk.
Be especially careful when small children
are around. To stop the closing procedure,
press the remote trunk lid switch (on the
driver’s door), the trunk lid closing
switch 1, or the Š button on the
SmartKey.
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Warning!
G
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as visibility blockage,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
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To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout, the trunk lid will open automatically if a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
recognized inside the vehicle or in the
trunk.
The vehicle is locked and the trunk lid
closes automatically. The turn signals
flash three times to confirm locking.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Trunk lid emergency release
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The emergency release button is located
on the inside of the trunk lid.
The emergency release button unlocks
and opens the trunk while the vehicle is
standing or driving.
If the emergency release button is
pressed and the vehicle was centrally
locked, the exterior lamps will flash and
the alarm will sound as the trunk lid
opens:
The emergency release button does
not open the trunk lid if the vehicle battery is discharged or disconnected.
Illumination of the emergency release button:
1 Emergency release button
왘
Briefly press emergency release
button 1.
The trunk unlocks and the trunk lid
opens.
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앫
The button will flash for 30 minutes after opening the trunk.
앫
The button will flash for 60 minutes after closing the trunk.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the following:
With the SmartKey
앫
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
With KEYLESS-GO*
앫
Grasp the outside door handle.
앫
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Separately locking the trunk lid
The lock is located next to the recessed
handle.
i
You can only cancel the separate trunk
locking mode by means of the
mechanical key.
i
Your vehicle may be equipped with a
function permitting the separate locking of the trunk using the mechanical
key. If present, this feature can permit
you to deny any unauthorized person
access to the trunk by locking the trunk
separately and leaving the SmartKey
less the mechanical key with the
vehicle.
To verify the presence of this feature,
use the mechanical key to lock the
trunk and then attempt to open the
trunk by pressing the trunk lid button
after the vehicle has been centrally
unlocked with the SmartKey.
Separately unlocking the trunk lid
왘
Pull the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 348).
왘
Insert the mechanical key into the
trunk lid lock.
1 Locked
2 Neutral position
왘
Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise to neutral position 2, see above.
왘
Close the trunk lid (컄 page 98).
You can now open the trunk (컄 page 97).
왘
Pull the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 348).
A minimum height clearance of 6 ft.
(1.85 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
왘
Insert the mechanical key into the
trunk lid lock.
왘
Turn the mechanical key clockwise to
position 1.
The trunk remains locked even when the
vehicle is centrally unlocked.
Warning!
G
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as visibility blockage,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle
interior.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Power closing assist for doors and
trunk lid
Power closing assist for doors
왘
Press the doors gently past the initial
engage position into the lock.
The doors close automatically.
Power closing assist for trunk lid
왘
Press the trunk lid gently into its lock.
The trunk closes automatically.
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It is not necessary to slam the door or
trunk lid closed. A pneumatic power-assisted mechanism draws doors
and trunk lid closed quietly and automatically once door and trunk lid has
been latched. When the pneumatic
power-assisted mechanism has
stopped, doors and/or trunk can be
re-opened.
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Warning!
G
To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the door
or trunk opening when closing a door or the
trunk lid. Be especially careful when small
children are around.
In case of danger, pull the inside or outside
door handle, or press the trunk lid lock.
To prevent personal injury, never actuate
the closing assist mechanism by tampering
with the door or trunk lid latch.
Automatic central locking
The doors and the trunk automatically lock
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 open a locked door from the inside. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
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The doors unlock automatically after an
accident if the force of the impact exceeds a preset threshold.
The vehicle locks 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 could therefore lock yourself
out when the vehicle
앫
is pushed or towed
앫
is on a test stand
For more information on towing the vehicle, see “Towing the vehicle” (컄 page 371).
You can deactivate the automatic locking
using the control system (컄 page 159).
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Locking and unlocking from the inside
The switches are located in the center console.
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
trunk 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.
G
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked with the SmartKey or the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* it will not
unlock using the central locking switch.
The fuel filler flap will not be locked or unlocked with the central locking or unlocking switch, respectively.
Warning!
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If the vehicle was previously locked
with the central locking switch:
Central locking/unlocking switches
앫
While in the global remote control
mode, the vehicle is unlocked completely when a door is opened from
the inside.
앫
While in the selective remote control mode, only the door opened
from inside is unlocked.
1 Locking
2 Unlocking
Locking
왘
Press central locking switch 1.
If all door’s are closed, the vehicle
locks.
Unlocking
왘
Press central unlocking switch 2.
The vehicle unlocks.
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Controls in detail
Seats
왔 Seats
For more information on seat adjustment,
see “Seat adjustment” (컄 page 35).
Easy-entry/exit feature
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel tilts upwards and the
driver’s seat moves to the rear.
This allows easier entry into and exit from
the vehicle when the driver’s door is
opened. However, the engine must be
turned off.
When the SmartKey is inserted in the starter switch or you have pressed the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button once and
the driver’s door is closed, the steering
wheel and the driver’s seat return to their
last set positions.
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Warning!
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You must ensure that no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel and driver’s seat when the
easy-entry/exit feature is activated, the
driver’s door is being opened, and the engine is turned off or the SmartKey is removed from the starter switch.
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.
You can activate the following functions:
앫
Steering column
Only the steering column is adjusted.
앫
Steering column and seat
The steering column and the seat are
adjusted.
The easy-entry/exit feature can be
switched on or off in the convenience submenu of the control system (컄 page 160).
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To cancel seat/steering wheel movement, do one of the following:
앫
Press the seat adjustment switch
(컄 page 35)
앫
Move the steering column stalk
(컄 page 37)
앫
Press the memory button
(컄 page 121)
Controls in detail
Seats
Removing and installing front seat
head restraints
For information on head restraint adjustment, see the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 36)
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Removing front head restraints
Tilt the seat backrest to the rear for
easier removal and installation of the
head restraints.
왘
Press switch 1 upwards and hold until
the head restraint is fully extended.
왘
Pull out head restraint.
Front seat head restraints
Installing front head restraints:
G
왘
Press switch 1 upwards and hold for
about five seconds.
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
왘
Push the head restraint down until it
engages.
왘
Adjust head restraint to desired position (컄 page 35).
Warning!
Adjust head restraint so that 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.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
1 Head restraint height switch
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Controls in detail
Seats
Rear seat head restraints
왘
Folding head restraints back
The rear seat head restraints and the rear
seat power head restraints* can be folded
backward for increased visibility.
왘
Press switch 1 in the front center console briefly.
The rear head restraints will fold backward.
Warning!
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For safety reasons, always drive with the
rear head restraints in the upright position
when the rear seats are occupied.
Keep the area around head restraints clear
of articles (e.g. clothing) to not obstruct the
folding operation of the head restraints.
1 Switch in the front center console
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Placing head restraints upright
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
come on.
!
The rear head restraints cannot be removed.
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
왘
Pull the rear head restraint upright until
it locks into position.
!
Make sure the head restraints engage
when placing them upright manually.
Otherwise their protective function
cannot be ensured.
Controls in detail
Seats
Placing power head restraints* upright
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
come on.
왘
Press switch 1 in the front center console and hold.
Folding back and placing upright power
head restraints* with the switches in
the rear doors
You can fold the rear power head restraints
backward or upright using the head restraint folding switches in the respective
rear doors.
왘
Press switch up in direction of
arrow 1.
The rear power head restraint will fold
upright.
왘
Press switch down in direction of
arrow 1.
The rear power head restraint will fold
backward.
The rear head restraints will fold upright.
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, always drive with the
rear head restraints in the upright position
when the rear seats are occupied.
1 Head restraint switch, rear
왘
Keep the area around head restraints clear
of articles (e.g. clothing) to not obstruct the
folding operation of the head restraints.
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
come on.
Head restraint tilt
You can adjust the angle manually by pulling or pushing the head restraints by hand.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Lumbar support
Multicontour backrest*
You can adjust the contour of the seat’s
lumbar support to best support your spine.
The multicontour backrest has inflatable
air cushions built into the seat backrest to
provide additional lumbar and side support.
The thumbwheel for the driver’s and front
passenger’s seat are located on the inner
side of the seat.
The seat backrest cushion height and curvature can be continuously varied with
switches on the right side of the seat after
turning the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 or pressing the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button twice.
1 Shoulder region support
2 Side bolster adjustment
3 Massage function (PULSE)
4 Lumbar region support
왘
All lamps in the instrument cluster
come on.
1 Thumbwheel
왘
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
Shoulder region support
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
come on.
왘
Set the lumbar support between 0
and 5.
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Press æ or ç on switch 1.
The air cushion inflates or deflates.
Controls in detail
Seats
Lumbar region support
왘
Press k or j on rocker
switch 4.
This selects the air cushion you wish to
adjust.
왘
Press æ or ç on rocker
switch 4.
The air cushion inflates or deflates.
Side bolsters adjustment
왘
Adjust the side bolsters so that they
provide good lateral support using
switch 2.
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When the engine is turned off, the last
cushion setting is retained in memory,
and the cushion is automatically adjusted to this setting when the engine
is restarted.
Massage function (PULSE)
You can reduce muscle tension during long
trips by periodically using the massage
function.
왘
Drive-dynamic seat*
The drive-dynamic seat automatically adjusts the lateral support provided by the
seat backrest to your driving style.
Press button 3.
The indicator lamp on button 3 comes
on. The air cushions in the lumbar region inflate and deflate rhythmically.
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The massage function switches off automatically after approximately eight
minutes. The indicator lamp extinguishes.
1 Activate drive-dynamic function
The drive-dynamic seat electronically controls the air pressure in the air chambers of
the seat backrest side bolsters. This function improves driving comfort and pleasure.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Activating
Deactivating
왘
왘
Press button 1.
The indicator lamp in the switch comes
on and the following message appears
in the multifunction display for five seconds:
Seat heating*
Press button 1 again.
The indicator lamp in the button goes
out.
Vehicles without seat ventilation*
The switch is located on the door.
The message:
DRIV. DYN. SEAT ADJ.
DRIVER
OFF
appears in the multifunction display.
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You can adjust the characteristics of
the drive-dynamic seat using the control system (컄 page 163).
When the engine is turned off, the last
cushion setting retained in memory.
The cushion is automatically adjusted
to this setting when the engine is restarted.
1 Normal heating
2 Rapid heating
왘
Switch on ignition.
Switching on seat heating
왘
Press switch 1.
A red indicator lamp above the switch
comes on.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Switching off seat heating
Switching off rapid seat heating mode
Vehicles with seat ventilation*
왘
왘
The switch is located on the door. The red
indicator lamps on the switch show the
heating level selected:
Press switch 1 again.
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!
The seat heating will be automatically
switched off after approximately
30 minutes.
If one or both of the lamps on the seat
heating switch are flashing, there is insufficient voltage available since too
many electrical consumers are turned
on. The seat heating switches off automatically.
Switching on rapid seat heating
왘
Press switch 2 again.
Press switch 2.
Both red indicator lamps above the
switch come on.
Level
off
No indicator lamp on
1
One indicator lamp on
2
Two indicator lamps on
The seat heating will switch back on
again automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is available.
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The system switches over to normal
heating mode after approximately
five minutes. Only the right-hand indicator lamp remains lit.
1 Seat heating switch
왘
Switch on ignition.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Switching on seat heating
Switching on rapid seat heating
Switching off rapid seat heating mode
왘
왘
왘
Press switch 1 twice.
A red indicator lamp above the switch
comes on.
Switching off seat heating
왘
Press switch 1 again.
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The seat heating will be automatically
switched off after approximately
30 minutes.
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Press switch 1 once.
Both indicator lamps above the switch
come on.
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The system switches over to normal
heating mode after approximately
five minutes. Only the right-hand indicator lamp remains lit.
Press switch 1 twice.
!
If one or both of the lamps on the seat
heating switch are flashing, there is insufficient voltage available since too
many electrical consumers are turned
on. The seat heating switches off automatically.
The seat heating will switch back on
again automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is available.
Controls in detail
Seats
Switching off seat ventilation
Seat ventilation*
왘
The switch is located on the door. Seat
ventilation can be activated manually with
the SmartKey in starter switch position 1
or 2 (컄 page 31). The driver’s seat ventilation can be activated automatically by the
summer opening feature (컄 page 197).
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The seat ventilation for the driver’s seat
is automatically set to the highest level
if activated via summer opening feature (컄 page 197).
The blue indicator lamps on the switch
show the ventilation level selected:
1 Seat ventilation switch
Level
왘
3
Three indicator lamps on
2
Two indicator lamps on
1
One indicator lamp on
off
No indicator lamp on
Press switch 1 repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
Switch on ignition.
Switching on seat ventilation
왘
Press switch 1.
Three blue indicator lamps above the
switch come on.
Continue pressing switch 1 until the
desired seat ventilation level is
reached.
!
If one or all of the lamps on the seat
ventilation switch are flashing, there is
insufficient voltage since too many
electrical consumers are switched on.
The seat ventilation switches off automatically.
The seat ventilation will switch back on
again automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is available.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Rear seats
Seat bench fore and aft adjustment
Individual power seats*
왘
The switches for adjusting the seats are located at the respective rear doors.
Power seat bench*
The switches for adjusting the seat bench
are located at the respective rear doors.
Press switch forward or backward in direction of arrow 1.
Head restraint folding
왘
Press switch up or down in direction of
arrow 2.
The head restraint is folded or placed
upright.
For information on switching on seat heating* and seat ventilation*, see
(컄 page 117) and (컄 page 114).
1 Seat bench fore and aft adjustment
2 Head restraint fold/place upright
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1 Seat fore and aft adjustment
2 Seat height
3 Head restraint fold/place upright
Controls in detail
Seats
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
Press switch forward or backward in direction of arrow 1.
Power seat, setting front passenger
seat position from rear*
The switch is located on the right rear passenger door.
This function lets you adjust the position of
the front passenger seat from the rear.
Seat height
왘
Press switch up or down in the direction of arrow 2.
Head restraint folding
왘
Press switch up or down in direction of
arrow 3.
The head restraint is folded or placed
upright.
For information on switching on seat heating* and seat ventilation*, see
(컄 page 117) and (컄 page 114).
Warning!
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When adjusting the front passenger seat,
make sure the seat, if occupied, is as far
from the passenger front airbag as possible.
Otherwise, the passenger could be seriously
or even fatally injured in the event of an accident or braking maneuver.
Make sure that no one is caught or injured
while the seat is being adjusted.
The power seats can also be operated with
the driver's or passenger door open. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may
cause an accident and/or serious personal
injury
1 Front passenger seat adjustment
2 Rear seat adjustment
3 Seat height
4 Head restraint height
5 Backrest tilt
6 Seat fore and aft adjustment
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Controls in detail
Seats
왘
Switch on ignition.
Passenger seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
or
왘
Open the right rear passenger door.
왘
Press button 1 to adjust the front
passenger seat.
Passenger seat backrest tilt
왘
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Adjusting the passenger seat position
from the rear is not possible if you deactivate the operation of the rear door
windows (컄 page 74).
Press the switch forward or backward
in direction of arrow 6.
Press the switch forward or backward
in direction of arrow 5.
Passenger seat height
왘
Press the switch up or down in the
direction of arrow 3.
!
Passenger seat head restraint height
Do not move the front passenger seat
completely forward if objects are
stored in the parcel net in the front passenger-side footwell. Items in the net
may be damaged
왘
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Press the switch up or down in
direction of arrow 4.
Press button 2 to adjust the rear seat
(컄 page 119).
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 airbags (컄 page 59) for
proper seat positioning.
In addition, adjust the steering wheel to
ensure adequate control, reach, operation and comfort. Both the inside and
outside 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.
You can store up to three different settings
per SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
The memory button and stored position
switch are located on the door.
The following settings are saved for each
stored position:
앫
Seat and backrest position
앫
Settings for the multicontour seat*
앫
Steering wheel position
앫
Exterior rear view mirror position
앫
Automatic climate control
These key-dependent memory settings
can be deactivated if desired
(컄 page 160).
Warning!
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1 Stored position buttons
2 Memory button
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on
or the relevant door is open and the
SmartKey is inserted in the starter
switch.
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
Storing positions into memory
Recalling positions from memory
왘
왘
Adjust the seats, steering wheel and
exterior rear view mirrors to the desired position (컄 page 34).
왘
Press memory button 2.
왘
Release memory button 2 and push
one of the position buttons 1 within
three seconds.
All the settings are stored with the selected position.
Storing exterior rear view mirror parking position
Press and hold one of the position
buttons 1 until the seat, steering
wheel and exterior rear view mirrors
have fully moved to the stored positions.
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Releasing the button immediately
stops movement to the stored positions.
Warning!
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Do not operate the power seats using the
memory button if the seat backrest is in an
excessively reclined position. Doing so
could cause damage to front or rear seats.
First move seat backrest to an upright position.
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For easier parking, you can adjust the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror so
that you can see the right rear wheel as
soon as you engage reverse gear R.
For information on activating the parking
position, see “Setting parking position for
exterior rear view mirror” (컄 page 162).
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You can store a parking position for the
passenger-side exterior rear view mirror for each SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO*.
Controls in detail
Memory function
1 Passenger-side exterior rear view mirror button
2 Adjustment button
M Memory button
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
왘
Switch on ignition.
Within three seconds, press bottom of
adjustment button 2 on ƒ.
왘
Press button 1.
The parking position is stored if the
mirror does not move.
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror is selected.
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왘
Adjust the passenger-side exterior rear
view mirror with button 2 so that you
see the rear wheel and the road curb.
If the mirror does move, repeat the
above steps. After the setting is stored,
you can move the mirror again.
왘
Press memory button M.
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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 47).
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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 your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
M Off
U Automatic headlamp mode
The exterior lamp switch is located on the
dashboard to the left of the steering wheel. C Parking lamps (also side marker
Exterior lamp switch
lamps, tail lamps, license plate
lamps, instrument panel lamps)
Canada only: When engine is running, the low beam is also switched
on.
B Parking lamps plus low beam or
high beam headlamps (combination
switch pushed forward).
ˆ Standing lamps, right (turn left one
stop)
‚ Standing lamps, left (turn left two
stops)
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Controls in detail
Lighting
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Manual headlamp mode
If you remove the SmartKey and open
the driver’s door while the parking
lamps or low beam headlamps are
switched on, then:
The low beam headlamps and parking
lamps can be switched on and off with the
exterior lamp switch. For exterior lamp
switch, see (컄 page 124).
앫
a warning sounds
앫
$ appears in the multifunction
display.
앫
the message SWITCH OFF LIGHTS!
appears in the multifunction display
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With the daytime running lamp mode
activated and the engine running, the
low beam headlamps cannot be
switched off manually.
To activate the daytime running lamp
mode, see “Setting daytime running lamp
mode (USA only)” (컄 page 156).
Automatic headlamp mode
The parking lamps, low beam headlamps
and license plate lamps switch on and off
automatically depending on the brightness
of the ambient light.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to U.
Warning!
G
If the exterior lamp switch is set to U,
앫
the headlamps may switch off unexpectedly when the system senses bright ambient light, for example light from
oncoming traffic.
앫
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. 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.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
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Daytime running lamp mode
USA only
With the daytime running lamp mode
activated, the low beam headlamps will
not switch off automatically.
왘
The high beam headlamps can also be activated when driving with the daytime running lamp mode activated and exterior
lamp switch in position M.
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The front fog lamps and rear fog lamp
cannot be switched on manually with
exterior lamp switch in position U.
To activate the fog lamps, turn exterior
lamp switch to position B and pull
the exterior lamp switch to first or
second stop (컄 page 127).
Turn exterior lamp switch to
position M or U.
When the engine is running, the low beam
headlamps are automatically switched on.
In low ambient light conditions, the parking
lamps will also switch on.
Canada only
When you shift from a driving position to
position N or P, the low beam switches off
(with a three-minute delay).
For nighttime driving you should turn the
exterior lamp switch to position B to
permit activation of the high beam headlamps.
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To activate the daytime running lamp
mode, see “Setting daytime running lamp
mode (USA only)” (컄 page 156).
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See notes on the exterior lamp switch
(컄 page 124).
Locator lighting and night security illumination
Locator lighting and night security illumination are described in the control system
section under “Setting locator lighting”
(컄 page 156) and “Setting night security illumination” (컄 page 157).
Controls in detail
Lighting
Switching on fog lamps
Warning!
G
In low ambient lighting or foggy conditions,
only switch from position U to B with
the vehicle at a standstill. 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.
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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.
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Switching on rear fog lamp
The front fog lamps and rear fog lamp
cannot be switched on manually with
exterior lamp switch in position U.
To activate the fog lamps, turn exterior
lamp switch to position B and pull
the exterior lamp switch to first or second stop (컄 page 124).
왘
Make sure the low beam headlamps
are switched on.
왘
Pull out exterior lamp switch to second
stop.
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
lamp switch comes on.
Switching on front fog lamps
왘
Make sure the low beam headlamps
are switched on.
왘
Pull out exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
lamp switch comes on.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Combination switch
The combination switch is located on the
left side of the steering column.
Switching on high beams
왘
Turn exterior lamp switch to
position B or to U
(컄 page 124).
왘
Push the combination switch in
direction 1.
The high beam indicator A on the
instrument cluster comes on
(컄 page 22).
Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher can be activated with the starter switched on or off. It is
activated automatically when an airbag is
deployed.
The switch is located on the center console.
High beam flasher
왘
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
Pull the combination switch briefly in
direction 2.
1 Hazard warning flasher switch
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Switching on the hazard warning
flasher
왘
Press hazard warning flasher switch.
Interior lighting
The controls are located in the overhead
control panel.
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With the hazard warning flasher activated and the combination switch set
for either left or right turn, only the respective left or right turn signals will
operate when the SmartKey in the
starter switch is in position 1 or 2.
왘
Press hazard warning flasher switch
again.
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왘
Press rocker switch 4 to the center
position.
Interior lamps are switched on in darkness, even when you:
All turn signals will flash.
Switching off the hazard warning
flasher
Activating automatic control
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
open a door
앫
remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
The interior lamps are switched off after a
present time (컄 page 158).
1 Left front reading lamp
2 Rear interior lamps
3 Right front reading lamp
4 Rocker switch for automatic control
system
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If the door remains open, the interior
lamps switch off automatically after approximately five minutes, when the
SmartKey is removed or in the switch
position 0.
If the hazard warning flasher was activated automatically, press switch 1
twice.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Deactivating automatic control
왘
Press the ñ symbol on rocker
switch 4.
The interior lighting remains switched
off in darkness, even when you:
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
open a door
앫
remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
Manual control
Switching rear interior lamps on and off
왘
The rear compartment lighting is
switched on.
왘
The front interior lighting switches on.
왘
Press the ñ symbol on rocker
switch 4 again.
The interior lighting switches off. The
automatic control function is activated.
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For better orientation in the dark, courtesy
lamps will illuminate the interior of your vehicle as follows:
With parking lamps switched on:
앫
the door entry lamps
앫
the driver and passenger footwells
With SmartKey in starter switch position 1:
Switching front reading lamps on and
off
Switching front interior lamps on and off
Press the ð symbol on rocker
switch 4.
Press switch 2 on the ò symbol
again.
The rear compartment lighting is
switched off.
왘
왘
Press switch 2 on the ò symbol.
Courtesy lighting
Press switch 1 or 3.
The corresponding reading lamp is
switched on.
왘
Press switch 1 or 3 again.
The corresponding reading lamp is
switched off.
앫
the door entry lamps
앫
the center console
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If you turn the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 0 and switch off the
exterior headlamps, the door entry
lamps will remain lit for approximately
five minutes.
Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
왔 Instrument cluster
A full view illustration of the instrument
cluster can be found in the “At a glance”
section of this manual (컄 page 22).
Instrument cluster illumination
open a door
앫
turn on the ignition
앫
press the reset button (컄 page 22)
앫
switch on the exterior lamps
You can change the instrument cluster settings in the instrument cluster submenu of
the control system (컄 page 154).
Press knob 1.
The knob will pop out.
To brighten illumination
The instrument cluster is activated when
you:
앫
왘
왘
Turn knob 1 in the instrument cluster
clockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
brighten.
To dim illumination
1 Knob for adjusting instrument cluster
illumination
Use knob 1 to adjust the illumination
brightness for the instrument cluster.
왘
Turn knob 1 in the instrument cluster
counterclockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
dim.
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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.
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Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
Coolant temperature gauge
Warning!
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G
앫
Driving when your engine is badly 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 and can occur just
by opening the 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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Excessive coolant temperature triggers
a warning in the multifunction display
(컄 page 323).
During severe operating conditions,
e.g. stop-and-go traffic, the coolant temperature may rise close to 248°F (120°C),
i.e. close to the red zone of the temperature gauge.
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature above 248°F
(120°C), i.e. in the red zone of the coolant
temperature gauge. Doing so may cause
serious engine damage which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Trip odometer
왘
Make sure you are viewing the trip
odometer display.
왘
If it is not displayed, press the è or
ÿ button on the multifunction
steering wheel repeatedly until the trip
odometer appears (컄 page 134).
왘
Press and hold reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22) until the
trip odometer is reset.
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Instrument cluster
Tachometer
The red marking on the tachometer 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.
To help protect the engine, the fuel supply
is interrupted if the engine is operated
within the red marking.
S 55 AMG
The tachometer of the S 55 AMG does not
have a red marking denoting excessive engine speed.
To help protect the engine, the fuel supply
is interrupted if the engine is operated at
an excessive engine speed.
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 diplayed in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 22). For information on how to select the unit of the displayed temperature, i.e. degrees
Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F),
see “Selecting temperature display mode”
(컄 page 154).
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. Therefore, 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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Control system
왔 Control system
The control system is activated as soon as
the SmartKey in the starter switch is
turned to position 1 or as soon as the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button* is in
position 1. The control system enables you
to:
앫
call up information about your vehicle
앫
change vehicle settings
For example, you can use the control system to find out when your vehicle is next
due for service, to set the language for
messages in the instrument cluster display, and much more.
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The displays for the audio systems (radio, CD player) will appear in English,
regardless of the language selected.
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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.
The control system relays information to
the multifunction display.
1 Trip odometer
2 Main odometer
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Multifunction steering wheel
The displays in the multifunction display
and the settings in the control system are
controlled using the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.
1 Multifunction display in the speedometer
Operating the control system
2 Selecting the submenu or setting
the volume
æ up / to increase
ç down / to decrease
3 Telephone*
s to take a call
t to end a call
4 Menu systems
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
5 Moving within a menu
j for next display
k for previous display
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Control system
Pressing any of the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel will alter what is
shown in the multifunction display.
It is helpful to think of the menus, and the
functions within each menu, as being arranged in a circular pattern.
The information available in the multifunction display is arranged in menus, each
containing a number of functions or submenus.
앫
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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앫
If you press button è or ÿ
repeatedly, you will pass through each
menu one after the other.
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 151).
The number of menus available in the system depends on which optional equipment
is installed in your vehicle.
The menus are described on the following
pages.
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Control system
Menus
This is what you will see when you scroll
through the menus.
The table on the next page provides an
overview of the individual menus.
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Control system
Menus, submenus and functions
Commands/submenus
Menu 1
Menu 2
Menu 3
Menu 4
Menu 5
Menu 6
Menu 7
Menu 8
Malfunction
memory
Settings
Standard dis- AUDIO
play
Telephone* NAVI
Distronic*
Trip computer
Call up FSS
Select radio
station
Load phone Activate
book
route guidance
Call up settings
Fuel consump- Call up malfunc- Reset to factory
tion statistics af- tion messages
settings
ter start
Check tire
pressure*
Select satellite Search for
radio station* name in
(USA only)
phone book
Fuel consumption statistics
since the last reset
Instrument cluster submenu
Check engine
oil level
Operate CD
player
Call up range
Lighting submenu
Digital speedometer
Operate
cassette player
Select
number last
dialed
Vehicle submenu
Convenience
submenu
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Standard display menu
AUDIO menu
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.
You can select the functions in the standard display menu with button k
or j.
The functions in the AUDIO menu operate
the audio equipment which you currently
have turned on.
The following functions are available:
If no audio equipment is currently turned
on, the message AUDIO OFF is shown in the
display.
The first function displayed in each
menu will automatically show you
which part of the system you are in.
Funktion
Page
Call up FSS
295
Check tire pressure*
287
Check engine oil level
274
Call up digital speedometer
139
Display digital speedometer
왘
Press the j or k button repeatedly until you see the digital speedometer appear in the display.
The following functions are available:
Funktion
Page
Select radio station
140
Select satellite radio* station 140
(USA only)
Operate CD player
141
Operate cassette player
141
The current vehicle speed is shown in
the multifunction display.
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Select radio station
왘
왘
Turn on the radio. Refer to separate
COMAND operating instructions.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the currently tuned station in the display.
Select satellite radio* station
(USA only)
The satellite radio is treated as a radio application.
왘
Select satellite radio with the corresponding key on the COMAND control
panel (SAT).
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the currently tuned station in the display.
1 Waveband
2 Station frequency
왘
You can only store new stations using
the corresponding feature on the radio.
Refer to separate COMAND operating
instructions.
You can also operate the radio in the
usual manner.
140
Feature description is based on preliminary information available at time of
printing.
Additional optional satellite radio
equipment and a subscription to satellite radio service provider are required
for satellite radio operation. At time of
printing, no date for the availability of
optional equipment required for satellite radio operation had been set.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for details and availability for
your vehicle.
For more information, refer to separate
COMAND operating instructions.
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired station is found.
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1 SAT mode and preset number
2 Channel name or number
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired channel is found.
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Operate the CD player
왘
왘
Turn on the radio and select the CD
player. Refer to separate COMAND operating instructions.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the CD currently
being played appear in the display.
1 Current CD
(for CD changer* (컄 page 142))
2 Current track
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired track is selected.
Operate the cassette player
왘
Turn on COMAND and select cassette
player. Please refer to the separate
operating instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the settings for the
cassette being played in the display.
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CD changer*: To select a CD from the
magazine, press a number on the
COMAND system key pad located in
the center dashboard.
1 Current side
왘
Press button j to fast foward
or k to rewind.
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Control system
CD changer* operating mode
General notes
Should excessively high temperatures occur while in CD mode, CD TEMP HIGH will
appear on the display and muting will take
place. The unit will then switch back to the
last operating mode used until the temperature has decreased to a safe operating
level.
Should excessively low temperatures occur while in CD mode, CD TEMP LOW will appear on the display, but the CD will
continue to play.
Handle CDs carefully to prevent interference during playback. Avoid fingerprints
and dust on CDs. Do not write on CDs or
apply any label or other material to them.
Only use original CDs. Using copied CDs
may create problems during playback.
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Clean CDs from time to time with a commercially available cleaning cloth. No solvents, anti-static sprays, etc. should be
used for cleaning. Replace the CD in its
case after use. Protect CDs from heat and
direct sunlight.
Only use CDs, which bear the label shown
and that conform to the compact disc digital audio standard (IEC 60908).
Use of CDs which do not meet this standard may cause damage to the CD changer. Do not play single-CDs (80 mm) with an
adapter.
!
Your CD drive has been designed to
play CDs which correspond to the IEC
60908 standard.
If you insert thicker data carriers,
e.g. ones that have data on both sides
(one side with DVD data, the other side
with audio data), they cannot be ejected and will damage the drive.
For information on operating the CD
changer, refer to the separate COMAND
operating instructions.
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Warning!
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The CD changer is a Class 1 laser product.
There is a danger of invisible laser radiation
if the cover is opened or damaged.
Do not remove the cover. The CD changer
does not contain any parts which can be serviced by the user. For safety reasons, have
any service work which may be necessary
performed only by qualified personnel.
Loading/unloading the CD magazine
왘
The CD changer is located behind the cover on the left hand side in the trunk.
Remove the magazine and completely
pull out the CD tray.
왘
Place the CD in the recess of the tray,
label side up.
왘
Push the tray into the magazine in the
direction shown by the arrow.
왘
Remove the CD changer cover.
왘
Slide the CD changer door to the right
and press the eject button 3.
왘
The magazine is ejected.
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CDs which have been inserted improperly or are unreadable will not be
played.
Operational readiness of CD changer
왘
If a CD changer has been installed in the
system, it can be operated from the
COMAND system key pad located in the
center dashboard. A loaded magazine
must be installed for CD playing.
Push the magazine into the CD changer
in the direction shown by the arrow and
close the CD changer door.
1 CD
2 CD changer
3 CD tray
4 CD magazine
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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.
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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.
왘
Press button ÿ or è on the
steering wheel repeatedly until you see
the TEL menu in the display.
Which messages will appear in the display
field depends on whether your telephone is
switched on or off:
앫
If the telephone is off, the message in
the multifunction display is: TEL OFF.
앫
If the telephone is on:
The telephone will then search for a
network. During this time the display
reads NO SERVICE.
As soon as the telephone has found a
network, READY is indicated in the display.
The standby message indicates that your
telephone is ready for use and you can operate it using the control system.
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The following functions are available:
Answering a call
Ending a call
Function
Page
왘
Anwering a call
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When your telephone is ready to receive
calls, you can answer a call at any time. In
the display you will then see the message:
Ending a call
145
Dialing a number from the
phone book
145
Redialing
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Press button t.
You have ended the call. In the display
you will again see the standby message.
Dialing a number from the phone book
왘
Press button s.
You have answered the call. In the display you see the duration of the call positioned above the number.
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If you do not wish to accept a call,
press button t.
If your telephone is ready to receive calls,
you may select and dial a number from the
phone book at any time.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the TEL menu in the display.
왘
Press button j or k.
The control system reads the phone
book which is stored in the telephone.
The call transmission depends on the
number of entries in the phone book
and can take up to 60 seconds. In the
display you will see the message
PLEASE WAIT!.
컄컄
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컄컄
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
display.
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
The stored names are displayed in ascending or descending alphabetical order.
If the connection is successful, the
name of the party you called and
the duration of the call will appear
in the display.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the TEL menu in the display.
왘
Press button s.
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If you press and hold j or k for
longer than one second, the system
scrolls rapidly through the list of names
until you release the button again.
Cancel the quick search mode by
pressing t.
In the display you see the first number
in the redial memory.
왘
앫
If no connection is made, the control system stores the dialed number in the redial memory.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
display.
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If you do not want to use the telephone,
press button t.
왘
Press button s.
The control system dials the selected
phone number.
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NAVI menu
Distronic* menu
In the NAVI menu, you will see which status
the navigation system has.
Use the DISTRONIC menu to display the
current settings for your Distronic system.
What information is shown in the display
depends on whether the Distronic system
is active or inactive.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the message NAVI in the
display.
앫
If the navigation system is switched off,
the message NAVI OFF is shown in the
display.
앫
If the navigation system is on and no
destination has been entered, you will
see the current direction in which the
vehicle is moving and the names of
streets in the display.
Please refer to the COMAND manual for instructions on how to activate the route
guidance system.
Please refer to the “Driving systems” section of this manual (컄 page 206) for instructions on how to activate Distronic.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see one of the following two
pictures in the display.
Distronic deactivated
When Distronic is deactivated you will see
the standard display in the display.
1 Vehicle ahead, if detected
2 Actual distance to vehicle ahead
3 Preset distance threshold to vehicle
ahead
4 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
5 Your vehicle
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Distronic activated
Trip computer menu
When you activate Distronic, you will see
the set speed for about five seconds in the
Distronic display. The following display
then appears:
Use the trip computer menu to call up statistical data on your vehicle. The following
information is available:
Function
Fuel consumption statistics after start
Page
Fuel consumption statistics after 148
start
Fuel consumption statistics
since last reset
1 Distronic activated
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the left
display: AFTER START.
149
Resetting fuel consumption sta- 149
tistics
Call up range (distance to empty) 150
148
왘
1 Distance driven since start
2 Time elapsed since start
3 Average fuel consumption since start
4 Average speed since start
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Resetting fuel consumption statistics
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Fuel consumption since last reset
The AFTER START display will flash until
a distance of approximately 1 mile
(1.6 km) has been covered or two minutes have elapsed since the engine was
restarted. During this period, you can
incorporate the values for the previous
journey by pressing the reset button on
the instrument cluster.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
trip computer menu.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: AFTER RESET.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see the reading that you want
to reset in the display.
왘
Press and hold the reset button on the
instrument cluster (컄 page 22) until
the value is reset to 0.
If the reset button is not pressed, the
AFTER START values are set to 0.
1 Distance driven since last reset
2 Time elapsed since last reset
3 Average fuel consumption since last reset
4 Average speed since last reset
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Call up range (distance to empty)
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: RANGE.
In the display you will see the calculated range based on the current fuel tank
level.
왘
Malfunction memory menu
Use the malfunction memory menu to scan
malfunction and warning messages that
may be stored in the system. What information is shown in the display depends on
whether malfunctions have actually occurred.
Warning!
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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
Center to address the malfunction and
warning messages (컄 page 312).
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the malfunction message
memory in the display.
No malfunction messages
If no malfunctions have occurred, the message in the display is:
NO MALFUNCTION
Malfunctions have occurred
If malfunctions have occurred, you will see
the number of malfunctions in the display:
1 Number of malfunctions
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왘
Press button k or j.
The stored messages will now be displayed in the order in which the malfunctions have occurred. See the
“Practical hints” section for malfunction and warning messages
(컄 page 312).
Should any malfunctions occur while driving, the number of malfunctions will reappear in the display when the SmartKey in
the starter switch is turned to position 0 or
removed from the starter switch.
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The message memory will be cleared
when you turn the SmartKey in the
starter switch to position 1 or 2. You
will then only see high priority malfunctions (컄 page 312).
Settings menu
In the SETTINGS menu there are two functions:
앫
The function RESET WITH R BUTTON FOR
3 SEC., with which you can reset all
settings to the original factory settings.
앫
A collection of submenus with which
you can make individual settings for
your vehicle.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the SETTINGS menu appears in the
display.
Resetting all settings
You can reset all the functions of all submenus to the factory settings.
왘
Press the reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22) for approximately three seconds.
In the display you will see the request
to press the reset button again to confirm.
왘
Press the reset button again.
The functions of all the submenus will
reset to factory settings.
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The settings you have changed will not
be reset unless you confirm the action
by pressing the reset button a second
time.
Due to safety reasons, resetting all of
the settings while driving will not reset
all of the values in the LIGHTING or the
VEHICLE menu.
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Submenus in the Settings menu
왘
Press button k or j.
In the display you see the collection of
the submenus.
The submenus are arranged by hierarchy.
Scroll down with the ç button, scroll up
with the æ button.
Move within the submenus with the k
or j button to the individual functions.
The settings themselves are made with
button æ or ç.
왘
Press button çor æ.
The selection marker moves to the next
submenu.
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Resetting the functions of a submenu
For each submenu you can reset all the
functions to the factory settings.
왘
Move to a function in the submenu.
왘
Press the reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22) for approximately three seconds.
In the display you will see the request
to press the reset button again to confirm.
왘
Press the reset button again.
All functions of the submenu will reset
to factory settings.
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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
LIGHTING
VEHICLE
CONVENIENCE
Select temperature display
mode
Set daytime running lamp mode Set automatic locking
(USA only)
Select multifunction display
mode
Set locator lighting
Select language
Exterior lamps delayed shut-off
Set parking position for exterior
rear view mirror
Interior lighting delayed shut-off
Set fold-in function for exterior
rear view mirrors
Set key-dependency
Limiting opening height of trunk Activate easy-entry/exit feature
lid*
Adjusting the drive-dynamic
seat (driver’s side)
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Instrument cluster submenu
Selecting temperature display mode
Selecting multifunction display mode
Access the INST. CLUS. submenu via the
SETTINGS menu. Use the INST. CLUS. submenu to change the instrument cluster display settings. The following functions are
available:
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the INST.
CLUS. submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the INST.
CLUS. submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: TEMP. INDICATOR.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: DISPLAY VALUES IN.
Function
Page
Select temperature display
mode
155
Select multifunction display
mode
154
Select language
155
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
154
Press æ or ç to set the temperature unit to degrees Celsius (°C) or degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set speedometer unit to MILES or KM.
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Selecting language
왘
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the INST.
CLUS. submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: TEXT.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the language to be used for the multifunction
display messages.
Available languages:
Lighting submenu
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:
앫
German
앫
English
앫
French
앫
Italian
Set daytime running lamp mode 156
(USA only)
앫
Spanish
Set locator lighting
156
Exterior lamps delayed shut-off
157
Function
Page
Interior lighting delayed shut-off 158
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Setting daytime running lamp mode
(USA only)
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the LIGHTING submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: LIGHT CIRCUIT HEADLAMP MODE .
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
With daytime running lamp mode selected and the exterior lamp switch at
position 0, the following lamps will
come on automatically when the engine is turned on:
앫
Parking lamps and low beam headlamps
앫
License plate lamps (in low ambient
light conditions)
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If you turn the exterior lamp switch to
another position, the corresponding
lamp(s) will switch on.
왘
Press æ or ç to select manual
or daytime running lamp (constant)
mode. This function is not available in
countries where daytime running
lamps are mandatory.
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For safety reasons, resetting the
LIGHTING submenu to factory settings
(컄 page 152) while driving will not reset the daytime running lamp mode.
In the display you will then see the message: LIGHTING – CANNOT BE RESET
COMPLETELY TO FACTORY SETTINGS
WHILE DRIVING.
Setting locator lighting
During darkness, the following lamps will
come on when the exterior lamp switch is
in position U, the locator lighting feature is activated, and the vehicle is unlocked by remote control:
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
To activate locator lighting:
왘
Make sure the function LOCATOR
LIGHTING is set.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U.
The locator lighting switches off when the
driver’s door is opened. It switches off automatically after a period of approximately
40 seconds.
Controls in detail
Control system
왘
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the LIGHTING submenu.
Setting night security illumination
i
(Exterior lamps delayed switch-off)
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: LOCATOR LIGHTING.
Use the HEADLAMPS DELAYED SWITCH-OFF
function to set whether and for how long
you would like the exterior lamps to illuminate during darkness after all doors are
closed. When the delayed switch-off feature is activated and the exterior lamp
switch is in position U before the engine is turned off, the following lamps will
remain lit after you remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch:
You can reactivate this function within
ten minutes by opening a door.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired setting.
The locator lighting will be switched ON
or OFF.
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
If you do not open a door after removing the SmartKey, the lamps will automatically switch off after 60 seconds.
To activate night security illumination:
왘
Select delayed switch-off period (see
below).
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U before turning off the engine.
To select delayed switch-off period:
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the LIGHTING submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: HEADLAMPS DELAYED SWITCH-OFF.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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Control system
왘
컄컄
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 and back to 0.
왘
The delayed switch-off feature is deactivated. It will reactivate as soon as you
reinsert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired lamp-on period.
You can select:
앫
0 S, the delayed switch-off feature
is deactivated
앫
15 S, 30 S, 45 S, or 60 S, the de-
layed switch-off feature is activated
You can temporarily deactivate the delayed switch-off feature:
왘
Before leaving the vehicle, turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 0.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: INT. ILLUMINATION DELAYED
SWITCH-OFF.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button on the gear selector lever
(컄 page 33).
Interior illumination delayed switch-off
Use this function to set whether and for
how long you would like the interior lighting to remain lit during darkness after the
SmartKey is removed from the starter
switch.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the LIGHTING submenu.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired lamp-on time period. You can select:
앫
0 S, the delayed switch-off feature
is deactivated.
앫
5 S, 10 S, 15 S, or 20 S, the delayed
switch-off feature is activated.
Controls in detail
Control system
Vehicle submenu
Setting automatic locking
Limiting opening height of trunk lid*
Access the VEHICLE submenu via the SETINGS menu. Use the VEHICLE submenu to
make general vehicle settings. The following functions are available:
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).
This function is available on vehicles with
the trunk lid opening/closing system*.
Use this function to activate or deactivate
the limiting opening height of trunk lid.
Function
Page
Setting automatic locking
159
왘
Limiting opening height of trunk 159
lid*
왘
Press button æ or ç to move
the selection marker to the VEHICLE
submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to VEHICLE
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display:
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCK.
OPENING LIMITER
TRUNK LID
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to switch
AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCK ON or OFF.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the opening limiter for trunk lid ON or
OFF.
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Controls in detail
Control system
Convenience submenu
Setting key-dependency
Activating easy-entry/exit feature
Access the CONVENIENCE submenu via the
SETTINGS menu. Use the CONVENIENCE submenu to change the settings for a number
of convenience features. The following
functions are available:
Use this function to set whether the memory settings for the seats, the steering
wheel, the mirrors, and the automatic climate control should be stored separately
for each SmartKey (컄 page 121).
Use this function to activate and deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature. When the
feature is activated, the steering wheel and
driver’s seat will move back to facilitate exiting when you:
Function
Page
왘
앫
Setting key-dependency
160
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to
the CONVENIENCE submenu.
remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch or the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button*
Activating easy-entry/exit feature
160
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: SETTINGS KEY-DEPENDENT.
앫
open the driver’s door
Setting parking position for exte- 162
rior rear view mirror
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Setting fold-in function for exteri- 162
or rear view mirrors
Adjusting the drive-dynamic seat 163
(driver’s side)
왘
160
Press æ or ç to set key-dependency to ON or OFF.
However, the engine must be turned off.
Warning!
G
You must make sure that no one can become trapped or injured by the moving
steering wheel and the driver’s seat when
the easy-entry/exit feature is in operation
and the driver’s door is being opened or the
SmartKey is removed from the starter
switch.
Controls in detail
Control system
i
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.
To cancel seat/steering wheel movement, do one of the following:
After entering the vehicle, the steering
wheel and seat will move into the position
stored in memory when:
앫
the driver’s door is closed
앫
you put the SmartKey in the starter
switch
앫
press and hold the appropriate stored
position button on the memory switch
(컄 page 121)
앫
Press seat adjustment switch
(컄 page 35)
앫
Move the steering column stalk
(컄 page 37)
앫
Press the memory button
(컄 page 121)
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to
the CONVENIENCE submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: EASY-ENTRY FEATURE ACTIVATE.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to change the
easy-entry/exit setting.
The following settings are available for the
easy-entry/exit feature:
STEER. COL.
Only the steering
column is moved.
ST. COL + SEAT
Both the steering
column and the
seat are moved.
OFF
The easy-entry/exit feature is deactivated.
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Controls in detail
Control system
Setting parking position for exterior rear
view mirror
Use the MIRROR SETTING WHEN PARKING
function to select whether the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror should be
turned downward during parking maneuvers when reverse gear R is engaged. For
additional information, see “Activating exterior rear view mirror parking position”
(컄 page 175).
왘
왘
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message FOLD IN MIRRORS
WHEN LOCKING? appears in the display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to switch function
ON or OFF.
Move the selection marker to the
CONVENIENCE submenu using the æ
or ç button.
Setting fold-in function for exterior rear
view mirrors
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: MIRROR SETTIMG WHEN PARKING.
Using this function, you can set the exterior rear view mirrors to be automatically
folded in when you lock your vehicle
(컄 page 176).
왘
162
왘
Move the selection marker to the
CONVENIENCE submenu with the æ
or ç button.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the automatic fold-in setting for the
mirrors ON or OFF when the vehicle is
locked.
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Control system
Adjusting drive-dynamic seats
Use this function to adjust the settings for
the drive-dynamic seat.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to
the CONVENIENCE submenu.
왘
To adjust the driver’s drive-dynamic
seat press button j or k repeatedly until you see this message in
the display: DRIV. DYN. SEAT ADJ.
DRIVER
왘
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The following settings are available:
Setting 1
(Sporty) Strong lateral
support and fast air
pressure build-up in
the air chambers of
the backrest side bolsters
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired setting.
Setting 2
(Comfort) Less lateral
support and slow air
pressure build-up in
the air chambers of
the backrest side bolsters
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
왔 Automatic transmission
For more information on driving with an automatic transmission, see the “Getting
started” section (컄 page 43).
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 gear shift program.
The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, depending on:
앫
the gear selector lever position D with
gear ranges (컄 page 166)
앫
the selected shift program (C/S)
(컄 page 170)
(C/S/M) (S 55 AMG only)
(컄 page 171)
the position of the accelerator pedal
(컄 page 170)
i
앫
the vehicle speed
During the brief warm-up, transmission
upshifting is delayed. This allows the
catalytic converter to heat up more
quickly to operating temperature.
The current gear selector lever position
and shift program (C/S) or (C/S/M) appear
in the tachometer display (컄 page 22).
G
It is dangerous to shift the gear selector
lever 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 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.
or
앫
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Warning!
When the gear selector lever is in
position D, you can influence transmission
shifting by:
앫
limiting the gear range
앫
changing gears manually
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
One-touch gearshifting
Even with an automatic transmission you
can change the gears manually when the
gear selector lever is in position D.
Downshifting
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the left in the D- direction.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear to the next lower gear. This action
simultaneously limits the gear range of the
transmission (컄 page 166).
Warning!
G
i
Canceling gear range limit
To avoid overrevving the engine when
the gear selector lever is moved to the
D- direction, the transmission will not
shift to a lower gear if the engine's
max. speed would be exceeded.
왘
Upshifting
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the right in the D+ direction.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear to the next higher gear as permitted
by the shift program. This action simultaneously extends the gear range of the
transmission.
Press and hold the gear selector lever
in the D+ direction until D reappears in
the tachometer display field.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear range directly to gear range D.
Shifting into optimal gear range
왘
Press and hold the gear selector lever
in the D- direction.
The transmission will automatically select
the gear range suited for optimal acceleration and deceleration. This will involve
shifting down one or more gears.
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.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Gear ranges
With the gear selector lever in position D,
you can limit the transmission’s gear range
by pressing the gear selector lever to the
left (D-), and reverse the gear range limit
by pressing the gear selector lever to the
right (D+).
The selected gear range will appear in the
tachometer display. If you press on the accelerator when the engine has reached its
rpm limit, the transmission will upshift beyond any gear range limit selected.
Effect
ï The transmission shifts through
sixth gear only (applies only to
vehicles with 7-speed automatic
transmission).
î The transmission shifts through
fifth gear only (applies only to vehicles with 7-speed automatic
transmission).
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.
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Effect
ç The transmission shifts through
second gear only.
Allows the use of engine’s braking power when driving
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.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Gear selector lever position
Effect
The SmartKey can only be removed from the starter switch
with the gear selector lever in
position P. With the SmartKey
removed the gear selector lever is
locked in position P.
Effect
ì
Park position
Gear selector lever position when
the vehicle is parked. Place gear
selector lever in 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 placing the
gear selector lever in position P
to secure the vehicle.
í
Effect
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).
Reverse gear
To avoid damage to the transmission, never engage N while driving.
Place gear selector lever in
position R only when vehicle is
stopped.
If the ESP is deactivated or malfunctioning:
Move gear selector lever to 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
!
Coasting the vehicle, or driving for any
other reason with gear selector lever
in N can result in transmission damage
that is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Warning!
G
Getting out of your vehicle with the gear selector lever not fully engaged in position P is
dangerous. Also, 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 45).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
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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.
Warning!
G
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. Children could move the
gear selector lever from position P, which
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Steering wheel gearshift control
(Speedshift) S 55 AMG
You can change the gears manually on the
steering wheel or by using the gear
selector lever (컄 page 165).
Allow engine to warm up under low load
use. Do not place full load on the engine
until the operating temperature has been
reached. Shift into reverse gear 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.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
The steering wheel gearshift buttons are
located to the left and right of the steering
wheel.
1 Left button: downshift
2 Right button: upshift
Downshifting
Upshifting
왘
왘
Press button 1 on the left side of the
steering wheel.
Press button 2 on the right side of the
steering wheel.
The gear range is limited when you are not
driving in the manual program mode
(컄 page 166).
The gear range is extended when you are
not driving in the manual program mode
(컄 page 166).
When driving in the manual program mode
(컄 page 171), the transmission will shift
from the current gear to the next lower
gear (컄 page 172).
When driving in the manual program mode
(컄 page 171), the transmission will shift
from the current gear to the next higher
gear (컄 page 172).
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.
i
You cannot shift with the steering
wheel gearshift buttons when the gear
selector lever is in position P, N or R.
i
You cannot shift with the steering
wheel gearshift buttons when the gear
selector lever is in position P, N or R.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Program mode selector switch
The program mode selector switch is
located on the lower part of the center
console.
왘
Press program mode selector switch
1 repeatedly until the letter of the desired shift program appears in the tachometer display (컄 page 22).
Accelerator position
Select C for comfort driving:
Less throttle
Earlier upshifting
앫
The vehicle starts out in second
gear (both forward and reverse) for
gentler starts. This does not apply if
full throttle is applied or gear
range 1 is selected.
More throttle
Later upshifting
앫
Traction and driving stability are improved on icy roads.
왘
앫
Upshifts occur earlier even when
you give more gas. The engine then
operates at lower rpms and the
wheels are less likely to spin.
1 Program mode selector switch
S Sport
For standard driving
C Comfort
For comfort driving
!
Never change the program mode when
the gear selector lever is out of
position P. This could result in a
change of driving characteristics for
which you may not be prepared.
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앫
The power transmission ratio for
gear selector lever position R
changes depending on the program
mode selected (S or C).
Your driving style influences the transmission’s shifting behavior:
Kickdown
Use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
The transmission shifts into a lower
gear.
왘
Ease on the accelerator when you have
reached the desired speed.
The transmission shifts up again.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Manual shift program S 55 AMG
In the manual shift program mode you can
change the gears manually on the steering
wheel (컄 page 168) or by using the gear
selector lever (컄 page 165).
Program mode selector switch
Activating manual shift program
The program mode selector switch is
located on the lower part of the center
console.
왘
The program mode switches to manual
program mode M. Automatic shifting is
switched off. The gear range is not
limited.
Allow engine to warm up under low load
use. Do not place full load on the engine
until the operating temperature has been
reached. Shift into reverse gear only when
the vehicle is stopped.
You can change the gears manually when
the gear selector lever is in position D. You
can upshift or downshift through the gears
in succession.
!
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an
extended period when driving off on
slippery road surfaces. This may cause
serious damage to the drive train which
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Press program mode selector
switch 1 repeatedly until the M for
manual shift program appears in the
tachometer display.
1 Program mode selector switch
S Sport
For standard driving
C Comfort
For comfort driving
M Manual
For manual gear shifting
The current gear selector lever position
and the selected shift program (C/S/M) is
indicated in the tachometer display
(컄 page 22).
The selected shift program (C/S/M) is
indicated in the tachometer display
(컄 page 22).
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Downshifting
Upshifting
Kickdown
왘
왘
The kickdown can also be used for
maximum acceleration when driving in the
manual program mode.
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the left in the D- direction
(컄 page 165).
or
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the right in the D+ direction
(컄 page 165).
왘
or
Press button 1 on the left side of the
steering wheel (컄 page 168).
The transmission shifts to the next
lower gear.
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.
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왘
Press button 2 on the right side of the
steering wheel (컄 page 168).
The transmission shifts to the next
higher gear.
Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
The transmission shifts to a lower gear.
왘
Shift up once the desired speed has
been reached.
i
When driving at full throttle, the transmission shifts to the next higher gear
when maximum engine speed has been
reached.
When you brake or stop, the transmission shifts down to a gear from which
you can easily accelerate or take off.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Deactivating manual shift program
왘
Press the program mode selector
switch repeatedly until S or C for
automatic shift program appears in the
tachometer display.
or
왘
Restart the engine.
The transmission will go into the automatic shift program mode last selected
(S or C).
Emergency operation (Limp home
mode)
If vehicle acceleration worsens 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.
왘
Move gear selector lever to P.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Wait at least ten seconds before restarting.
왘
Restart the engine.
왘
Move gear selector lever to position D
(for second gear) or R.
왘
Have the transmission checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
Program mode M is not stored.
i
The last selected automatic program
mode (S or C) is switched on when the
engine is restarted in the automatic
program mode.
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Good visibility
왔 Good visibility
For information on the windshield wipers,
see “Windshield wipers” (컄 page 48) and
for setting the exterior rear view mirrors,
see “Exterior rear view mirror”
(컄 page 38).
Rear view mirror
Automatic antiglare rear view mirror
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 interior rear view mirror will not react if
앫
reverse gear is engaged
앫
the interior lighting is turned on
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Warning!
G
The automatic antiglare function does not
react if incoming light is not aimed directly
at sensors in the interior rear view mirror.
The interior rear view mirror and the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side do not
react, for example, if the rear window sun
shade* is in raised position.
Glare can endanger you and others.
Warning!
Warning!
G
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 inside rear view mirror or glance over your
shoulder before changing lanes.
!
G
In the case of an accident, liquid electrolyte
may escape from the mirror housing if the
mirror glass breaks.
Electrolyte has an irritating effect. Do not allow the liquid to come into contact with
eyes, skin, clothing, or respiratory system.
In case it does, immediately flush affected
area with water, and seek medical help if
necessary.
Electrolyte drops coming into contact
with the vehicle paint finish can be
completely removed only while in the
liquid state by applying plenty of water.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Activating exterior rear view mirror
parking position
왘
Press button 2 for the passenger-side
exterior rear view mirror.
The exterior rear view mirror returns to its
previously stored driving position:
Follow these steps to activate the mirror
parking position so that the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror will be
turned downward to the stored position.
왘
Place the gear selector lever in reverse
gear R.
앫
ten seconds after you put the gear selector lever out of position R
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror will be turned downward to the
stored position.
앫
immediately once your vehicle exceeds
a speed of approximately 6 mph
(10 km/h)
앫
immediately when you press button 1
for driver’s side mirror.
왘
Make sure you have stored a parking
position for the passenger-side exterior
rear view mirror (컄 page 122).
왘
Make sure the MIRROR SETTING WHEN
PARKING function in the CONVENIENCE
submenu of the control system is
switched to ON (컄 page 162).
왘
Switch on ignition (if not already on).
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Passenger-side exterior rear view mirror button
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Electrically folding exterior rear view
mirrors
!
Before driving the vehicle through an
automatic car wash, fold the exterior
mirrors in. Otherwise they may get
damaged.
Folding the exterior mirrors in and out
automatically
When the corresponding function in the
control system is activated (컄 page 162):
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.
i
If you are driving at more than approximately 9 mph (15 km/h), you will not
be able to fold the exterior mirrors in.
Folding the exterior mirrors in and out
manually
The exterior rear view mirrors can vibrate if
they are not folded out completely.
The buttons are located on the driver’s
door.
Switch on ignition.
Folding in
왘
Press button 2 briefly.
Both mirrors fold in.
Folding out
왘
Press button 1 briefly.
Both mirrors fold out.
!
If an exterior rear view mirror housing
is forcibly pushed forward (hit from the
rear), reposition it manually by applying
firm pressure until it snaps back into
place.
1 Folds the exterior mirrors out
2 Folds the exterior mirrors in
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왘
If an exterior rear view mirror housing
is forcibly pushed rearward (hit from
the front), press button 2 to fold mirrors in, then press button 1 to fold
mirrors out. Do not force mirrors by
hand as this may damage the adjustment mechanism.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Windshield wipers
For more information on the windshield
wipers, see “Windshield wipers”
(컄 page 48).
i
Intermittent wiping is interrupted when
the vehicle is at a standstill and a front
door is opened.
A rain sensor automatically controls the
windshield wipers depending on how wet
the windshield is.
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Set wiper switch to position I
(컄 page 48).
After the initial wipe, pauses between
wipes are automatically controlled by the
rain sensor.
!
Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when 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 wipers may be damaged as a result.
The switch should not be left in intermittent setting as the wipers will wipe
the windshield once every time the engine is started. Dust that accumulates
on the windshield might scratch the
glass and/or damage the wiper blades
when wiping occurs on a dry windshield.
Headlamp cleaning system*
(Standard on S 500, S 600, S 55 AMG)
The switch is located on the left side of the
dashboard.
1 Headlamp washer switch
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Press switch 1.
The headlamps are cleaned with a
high-pressure water jet.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield washer system
and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 281).
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Sun visors
If sunlight enters through a side window:
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
Warning!
Swing sun visors down when you experience glare.
왘
Pivot sun visor to the side.
왘
Slide mirror to the right or left.
Images in the mirror appear in normal
size or larger, depending on the position of the mirror.
Do not use the vanity mirror while driving.
왘
Disengage sun visor from mounting 1.
Adjusting the vanity mirror:
G
Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed
while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare
can endanger you and others.
왘
1 Mounting
2 Mirror cover
3 Mirror lamp
4 Document holder
왘
To use mirror, lift up cover 2.
Mirror lamp 3 comes on.
i
If you disengage the sun visor from
mounting 1, mirror lamp 3 will
switch off.
Document holder
You can use the plastic tab of the document holder 4 to hold admission tickets,
parking passes, or similar items in place.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Rear window sunshade*
Warning!
G
Rear door window sunshade*
The switch is located in the center console.
When operating the rear window sunshade,
be sure that there is no danger of anyone being harmed by the raising or lowering procedure.
The raising or lowering procedure can be immediately reversed by pressing switch 1.
Warning!
1 Rear window sunshade switch
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Press switch 1 briefly to raise the sunshade.
왘
Press switch 1 briefly to lower the
sunshade.
Always raise the sunshade fully for its support against the window frame.
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from 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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
왘
To raise sunshade pull on the tab and
engage in holder.
왘
To lower sunshade disengage tab and
guide retraction.
!
Always guide the sunshade. Do not let
it snap back abruptly, as the retractor
could be damaged.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
왔 Automatic climate control
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Item
1 Left center air vent, adjustable
2 Left air vent, fixed
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
4 Thumbwheel for air temperature
control for center air vents
5 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
6 Right air vent, fixed
7 Right center air vent, adjustable
8 Side defroster vent, fixed
9 Side air vent, adjustable
Warning!
G
When operating the automatic climate control, the air that enters the passenger compartment through the air vents in the
footwell can be very hot or very cold (depending on the set temperature). This may
cause burns or frostbite on unprotected skin
in the immediate area of the air vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the footwell
air vents. If necessary change the air flow
using the air distribution controls to direct
the air away from the footwell air vents
(컄 page 184).
i
For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders for the center air vents 1, 7, 9
to the middle position.
a Thumbwheel for air volume control
for side air vents
b Door air vent
c Automatic climate control panel
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Item
1 Windshield defroster
2 Rear window defroster
3 Display
4 Residual engine heat utilization
(REST)
5 Automatic climate control on/off
Automatic climate control panel
6 Air distribution, right
7 AC cooling on/off (±)
8 Right side temperature control
9 Air volume (automatic, manual)
a Left side temperature control
b Air recirculation
c Air distribution, left
d Activated charcoal filter
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The automatic 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 automatic climate control, the air that enters the passenger compartment through the air vents in the
footwell can be very hot or very cold (depending on the set temperature). This may
cause burns or frostbite on unprotected skin
in the immediate area of the air vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the footwell
air vents. If necessary change the air flow
using the air distribution controls to direct
the air away from the footwell air vents
(컄 page 184).
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
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 ± mode is selected
(컄 page 190).
Warning!
G
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.
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Setting the temperature
The current climate control settings
(ON/OFF, temperature, air volume, activated charcoal filter, etc.) are stored
for each SmartKey before it is removed
from the starter switch or when the vehicle is locked using the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 102).
Use temperature controls a and 8
(컄 page 182) 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).
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate
the interior before driving off.
Increasing/decreasing
Keep the air intake grille in front of the
windshield free of snow, leaves, sticks,
and any other debris.
Do not obstruct air volume by placing
objects on the air volume-through exhaust slots below the rear window.
왘
Press button a or 8 repeatedly until
the display shows the desired temperature.
The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
i
When operating the climate control
system in automatic mode, you will
only rarely need to adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Adjusting the temperature for center
air vents
When outside temperatures are low, you
can manually raise the air temperature for
the center and side air vents. The
thumbwheel 4 is located between the
center air vents (컄 page 180).
Automatic temperature control
왘
Turn thumbwheel 4 to A.
The indicator lamp above the thumbwheel comes on. The temperature is
automatically adjusted to the set value.
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Turning on warm air
왘
Turn thumbwheel 4 in the direction of
the white marking.
Warm air will enter from the center air
vent.
Adjusting air distribution
Use air distribution controls c and 6
(컄 page 182) to separately adjust the air
distribution on each side of the passenger
compartment. The following symbols are
found on the controls:
Turning on cooler air
왘
Turn thumbwheel 4 in the direction of
the blue marking.
Cooler air will enter from the center air
vent.
Symbol
Function
h
Directs air through the center air vents
d
Directs air to the windows
»
Directs air into the entire
vehicle interior
c
Directs air to the footwells
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Adjusting manually
왘
Press left or right button U.
Windows fogged on the inside
왘
The button emerges and the h,
», d and c symbols become
visible.
왘
Turn the marking on the regulator to
the desired symbol.
The indicator lamp in the button goes
out.
왘
The air will be directed to the vents corresponding to this symbol.
Adjusting automatically
왘
The air distribution is adjusted automatically.
Press button , to switch off the air
recirculation (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
왘
Press left or right button U until it
clicks in.
The h, », d and
c symbols are no longer visible.
Press button ± to switch on the air
conditioning (컄 page 182).
Make sure left and right button U
emerges.
The h, », d and
c symbols become visible.
왘
Press left and right d button.
왘
Set blower to the maximum speed.
왘
Adjust left and right air vents 1
and 6 upwards (컄 page 180).
왘
Increase temperature setting.
왘
Open side air vents 9 and direct them
onto the side windows (컄 page 180).
Windshield fogged on the outside
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 48).
왘
Press on both U buttons until they
click in.
The h, », d and c symbols are no longer visible.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Adjusting air volume
Adjusting manually
Maximum cooling MAXCOOL
Use air volume control 9 (컄 page 182) for
both automatic and manual air volume adjustment.
Reducing air volume
If the left and right air distribution controls
as well as the air volume control are set
to U and there is a high need for cooling, the display “AUTO MAXCOOL” appears.
왘
The display shows the current level.
Adjusting automatically
왘
Press A on air volume switch 9
(컄 page 182).
The display shows “AUTO.” The air volume is adjusted automatically.
Press switch 9 down until the desired
air volume is reached.
Increasing air volume
왘
Press switch 9 up until the desired air
volume is reached.
The display shows the current level.
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This provides the fastest possible cooling
of the vehicle interior (when windows and
sliding/pop-up roof are closed).
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Defrosting
Air recirculation mode
Warning!
i
These settings should only be selected
for a short time.
Activating
왘
Press button P (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
왘
Switch off air recirculation, if selected.
왘
Press button , (컄 page 182).
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside. This setting cuts off the
intake of outside air and recirculates the
air in the passenger compartment.
Warning!
When the outside temperature is below
41°F (5°C), only switch to air recirculation
mode for short periods to prevent window
fogging.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Activating
왘
Close center air vents.
왘
왘
Adjust side air vents upwards.
Deactivating
왘
Press button P (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
G
Press button , (컄 page 182).
G
Never operate the side windows and the
sliding pop/pop-up roof if there is the possibility of anyone being harmed by the closing
procedure.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the closing of the side windows can be immediately halted by pressing
the respective window switch. The closing of
the sliding/pop-up roof can be immediately
halted by moving the sliding/pop-up roof
switch in the overhead control panel in any
direction.
The closing of the side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof can be reversed by again
pressing and holding the , button.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i
If you keep button , pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof will close.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
i
i
If you keep button , pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof will return to their previous position.
The air recirculation mode is activated
automatically:
앫
at high outside temperatures
앫
if the concentration of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide in the outside air increases beyond a
predetermined level, for example in
a tunnel.
Please note that the charcoal filter
must be activated (컄 page 188) for the
air recirculation mode to be activated
automatically.
If you have turned off the air conditioning (컄 page 190) or the outside temperature is below 41°F (5°C), the air
recirculation mode will not switch on
automatically.
Deactivating
왘
Press button , (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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The air recirculation mode is deactivated
automatically:
앫
after five minutes if the outside temperature is below approximately 41°F
(5°C)
앫
after five minutes if the air conditioning
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.
Charcoal filter
An activated charcoal filter markedly reduces bad odors and removes pollutants
from air entering the passenger compartment.
Activating
왘
Press button e (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i
If you keep button e pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof will close.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Warning!
G
Never operate the side windows and the
sliding /pop-up roof if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the closing of the side windows can be immediately halted by pressing
the respective window switch. The closing of
the sliding/pop-up roof can be immediately
halted by moving the sliding/pop-up roof
switch in the overhead control panel in any
direction.
The closing of the side windows and sliding/pop-up roof can be reversed by again
pressing and holding the e button.
Deactivating
왘
Press button e (컄 page 182).
i
If you keep button e pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof will return to their previous position.
The system automatically switches to the
air recirculation mode if the carbon
monoxide (CO) or nitrogen oxide (NOX)
concentration of the outside air increases
beyond a predetermined level, for example
in a tunnel.
The automatic air recirculation mode does
not function if ± is selected or if the
outside temperature has fallen below
41°F (5°C).
The activated charcoal filter should be
switched off when windows fog up on the
inside, or if the passenger compartment
needs to be quickly heated or cooled
down.
Rear window defroster
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.
Activating
왘
Press button F (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button F (컄 page 182) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Warning!
G
Any accumulation of snow and ice should be
removed from the rear window before driving. Visibility could otherwise be impaired,
endangering you and others.
Deactivating the climate control system
Deactivating
!
As soon as the battery has sufficient
voltage, the rear window defroster automatically turns itself back on.
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The air conditioning is operational while
the engine is running and cools the interior
air to the temperature set by the operator.
It is possible to completely deactivate the
automatic climate control system.
왘
If the rear window defroster switches
off too soon and the indicator lamp
starts flashing, this means that too
many electrical consumers are operating simultaneously and there is insufficient voltage in the battery. The system
responds automatically by deactivating
the rear window defroster.
Air conditioning
i
Condensation may drip out from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
Press button M (컄 page 182).
The display shows “0”.
Reactivating
Deactivating
There are several ways to reactivate the
automatic climate control system:
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 one of the following buttons,
M, P, U, a temperature control switch (컄 page 182) or air volume
switch 9 on the automatic climate
control panel.
왘
Press button ± (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the button ±
comes on.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Activating
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Press ± again (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on the ± button
goes out.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
!
If the ± button on the automatic climate control panel starts to flash, this
indicates that the air conditioning is
losing refrigerant. The compressor has
turned itself off. The air conditioning
cannot be turned on again.
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 T (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on button T
goes out.
The residual heat is automatically turned
off:
Activating
앫
when the ignition is switched on
왘
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
if the battery voltage drops
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 1 or 0, or remove it from the
starter switch.
Press button T (컄 page 182).
The indicator lamp on button T
comes on.
i
How long the system will provide heating depends on the coolant temperature and the temperature set by the
operator. The blower will run at speed
setting 1 regardless of the air distribution control setting.
Have the air conditioning checked at
the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Ventilated storage compartment
(except S 55 AMG)
The storage compartment under the front
armrest (컄 page 233) can be ventilated
when the automatic air conditioning is
switched on. The switch is located inside
the storage compartment in the front. The
air temperature is about the same as that
of the center air vents.
The air volume dependent on the setting
of:
앫
Air distribution control
앫
Air volume control
앫
Air vents in the dashboard
The air temperature is about the same as
that of the dashboard air vents. It cannot
be regulated separately.
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Switching ventilation on
왘
왘
Open the storage compartment in front
of the armrest, see “Storage compartment in front of armrest” (컄 page 232).
Rear passenger compartment adjustable air vents
Rear center console air vents
Push upper portion of switch.
Switching ventilation off
왘
Open the storage compartment in front
of the armrest, see “Storage compartment in front of armrest” (컄 page 232).
왘
Push lower portion of switch.
!
Do not obstruct the air vent in the storage compartment.
i
The compartment can get very warm
due to its confined space. When storing
heat sensitive objects in the compartment, close the air vent while heating
the passenger compartment.
1 Left center air vent, adjustable
2 Right center air vent, adjustable
3 Thumbwheel for center air vents with
adjustable booster blower
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
To open center air vents and to adjust the
booster blower:
왘
Rear side air vents
Turn thumbwheel 3.
The automatic 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.
i
The booster blower allows air volume
speed to the rear passenger compartment to be increased at four different
levels.
The temperature at the air vents for
rear passenger compartment 1
and 2 is the same as at the dashboard
center air vents.
Rear passenger compartment climate
control*
4 Rear side air vent, right and left
5 Air volume control for rear side air vent
To open rear side air vents:
왘
Turn thumbwheel 5 towards the window.
The automatic climate control system is
adjustable individually for the rear passenger compartment.
The control panel is located in the rear center console.
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
i
When the rear seats are not occupied
(rear seat belts unbuckled) the rear climate control system adopts the settings of the front climate control
system.
Item
1 Left center air vent, adjustable
2 Display
3 Right center air vent, adjustable
4 Thumbwheel for air distribution
5 Temperature control, right
6 Air volume (automatic, manual)
7 Temperature control, left
8 Rear climate control system
ON/OFF
Residual engine heat utilization
Rear automatic climate control panel
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Warning!
G
Follow the recommended settings for heating and cooling as given in the instructions
for the front automatic climate control
(컄 page 180). Otherwise the windows could
fog up, impairing visibility for the driver and
endangering you and others.
Controls in detail
Power windows
왔 Power windows
Opening and closing the windows
Warning!
The side windows can be opened and
closed electrically. The switches for all the
side windows are on the driver’s door. The
switches for the respective windows are
on the front passenger door and the rear
doors.
G
When closing the windows, make sure that
there is no danger of anyone being harmed
by the closing procedure.
The closing of the door windows can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or,
if the switch was pressed past the resistance point and released, by pressing the respective switch.
If the window encounters an obstruction
that blocks its path in a circumstance where
you pressed the switch past the resistance
point and released it to close the window,
the automatic reversal function will stop the
window and open it slightly.
1 Left front window
2 Right front window
3 Right rear window
4 Left rear window
5 Rear window override switch
(컄 page 74)
If the window encounters an obstruction
that blocks its path in a circumstance where
you are closing the window by pressing and
holding the switch, by pressing and holding
button ‹ on the SmartKey, or by pressing and holding the lock button (vehicles
with KEYLESS-GO*) on the door handle,
the automatic reversal function will not operate.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from 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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
i
You can also open or close the windows using the:
앫
SmartKey (summer opening/convenience feature) (컄 page 197)
앫
button , in the control panel of
the automatic climate control
(컄 page 182)
앫
button e in the control panel of
the automatic climate control
(컄 page 182)
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Controls in detail
Power windows
왘
Switch on ignition.
Closing the windows
i
왘
You can still operate the windows when
the SmartKey is in starter switch
position 0 or has been removed:
앫
앫
until the driver’s or front passenger’s door is opened
for no more than five minutes
Opening the windows
왘
Press switch 1 to 4 at the
symbol k to the resistance point.
The corresponding window will move
downwards until you release the
switch.
Press switch 1 to 4 at the
symbol j to the resistance point.
The corresponding window will move
upwards until you release the switch.
Warning
G
If you press and hold the switch up when
closing the window, and upward movement
of the window is blocked by some obstruction including but not limited to arms, hands,
fingers, etc., the automatic reversal will not
operate.
Fully opening the windows
(Express-open)
왘
Press switch 1 to 4 at the
symbol k past the resistance point
and release.
The corresponding window opens completely.
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Fully closing the windows
(Express-close)
왘
Press switch 1 to 4 at the
symbol j past the resistance point
and release.
The corresponding window closes completely.
!
If the upward movement of the window
is blocked during the closing procedure, the window will stop and open
slightly.
Remove the obstruction, press the
switch j again past the resistance
point and release.
If the window still does not close when
there is no obstruction, then hold the
switch j down. The side window
will then close without the obstruction
sensor function.
Controls in detail
Power windows
Warning!
G
Driver's door only:
If within five seconds you again press the
switch past the resistance point and release, the automatic reversal will not function.
Stopping windows
왘
Press respective switch again.
Opening and closing the windows with
the SmartKey
The sliding/pop-up roof (컄 page 199) will
also be opened or closed when you operate the power windows with the SmartKey.
Warning!
G
Never operate the windows or
sliding/pop-up roof if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the remote
control button. To reverse direction of
movement press Πfor opening or
‹ for closing.
왘
Opening (Summer opening feature)
If the weather is warm, you can ventilate
the vehicle before driving off by simultaneously:
앫
opening the sliding/pop-up roof
앫
opening the side windows
앫
turning on the seat ventilation* for the
driver’s seat
To do so, follow the instructions below:
왘
Press and hold button Πafter unlocking the vehicle.
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof
begin to open after approximately one
second.
왘
Release the Πbutton to stop procedure.
Aim transmitter eye at the driver’s door
handle.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Closing (Convenience feature)
왘
왘
Press and hold button ‹ after locking the vehicle.
G
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof
begin to close after approximately one
second.
When closing the windows and the sliding/pop-up roof, make sure that there is no
danger of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure.
Release the ‹ button to stop procedure.
The windows will not automatically reopen if
blocked during convenience closing.
Make sure all side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof are properly closed before
leaving the vehicle.
Closing the windows with the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (Convenience feature)
The sliding/pop-up roof (컄 page 199) will
also be closed when the power windows
are operated with KEYLESS-GO.
왘
Warning!
Press and hold lock button at door
(컄 page 55) until the side windows and
the sliding/pop-up roof are closed.
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If potential danger exists, proceed as follows:
앫
Release the lock button.
앫
Pull on the door handle and hold firmly.
The side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof will open for as long as
the door handle is held but the door is
not opened.
Synchronizing the power windows
The power window must be resynchronized each time
앫
after the battery has been disconnected.
앫
if the power windows cannot be fully
opened (Express-open) or closed
(Express-close).
Synchronizing
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Press the power window switches at
the symbol j until the side windows are closed.
Hold the switches for approximately
one second.
The power windows are synchronized.
Controls in detail
Sliding/pop-up roof
왔 Sliding/pop-up roof
Opening and closing the
sliding/pop-up roof
The sliding/pop-up roof can be opened
and closed electrically. The switch for the
sliding/pop-up roof is on the overhead
control panel.
1 Push up to raise roof at rear
2 Pull down to lower roof at rear
3 Push forward to slide roof closed
4 Push back to slide roof open
With the roof closed or tilted open, a
screen can be slid into the roof opening to
guard against sun rays. When sliding the
roof open, the screen will also retract.
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When closing the sliding/pop-up roof, make
sure that there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
The closing procedure of the sliding/pop-up
roof 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.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from 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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
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To avoid damaging the seals, do not
transport any objects with sharp edges
which can stick out of the
sliding/pop-up roof.
Opening and closing the
sliding/pop-up roof
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Do not open the sliding/pop-up roof if
there is snow or ice on the roof, as this
could result in malfunctions.
The sliding/pop-up roof can be opened
or closed manually should an electrical
malfunction occur (컄 page 352).
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You can also open or close the
sliding/pop-up roof using the:
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SmartKey (summer opening/convenience future) (컄 page 201)
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button , in the control panel of
the automatic climate control
(컄 page 182)
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button e in the control panel of
the automatic climate control
(컄 page 188)
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Switch on ignition.
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Selecting a sliding/pop-up roof opening position
To select a sliding/pop-up roof opening
position, press the switch to the resistance point and release it when the
sliding/pop-up roof has reached the
desired position.
The sliding/pop-up roof now opens to
the position set when the switch is
pressed past the resistance point in the
“open” direction.
To open, close, raise or lower the sliding/pop-up roof, move the switch to resistance point in the required
direction 1 to 4.
Release the switch when the roof has
reached the desired position.
Express-opening and Express-closing
the sliding/pop-up roof
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To open, close, raise or lower the
sliding/pop-up roof, move the switch
past the resistance point in the required direction 1 to 4 and release.
The sliding/pop up roof opens or closes completely, or opens to the last set
opening position.
Stopping the sliding/pop-up roof
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Move the switch in any direction.
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If the movement of the
sliding/pop-up roof is blocked during
the closing procedure, the roof will
stop and reopen slightly.
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Sliding/pop-up roof
Opening and closing the
sliding/pop-up roof with the SmartKey
The power windows (컄 page 195) will also
be opened or closed when you operate the
sliding/pop-up roof with the SmartKey.
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Never operate the windows or
sliding/pop-up roof if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the remote
control button. To reverse direction of
movement, press Œ for opening or ‹
for closing.
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Opening (Summer opening feature)
Closing (Convenience feature)
If the weather is warm, you can ventilate
the vehicle before driving off by simultaneously:
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opening the sliding/pop-up roof
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opening the side windows
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turning on the seat ventilation* for the
driver’s seat
To do so, follow the instructions below:
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Press and hold button Πafter unlocking the vehicle.
Press and hold button ‹ after locking the vehicle.
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof
begin to close after approximately one
second.
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Release the ‹ button to stop procedure.
Make sure all the side windows and the
sliding/pop-up roof are properly closed
before leaving the vehicle.
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof
begin to open after approximately one
second.
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Release the Πbutton to stop procedure.
Aim transmitter eye at the driver’s door
handle.
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Closing the sliding/pop-up roof with
KEYLESS-GO* (Convenience feature)
The power window (컄 page 195) will also
be closed when the sliding/pop-up roof is
operated with KEYLESS-GO.
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Press and hold lock button at door
(컄 page 55) until the sliding/pop-up
roof and the side windows are closed.
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When closing the windows and the
sliding/pop-up roof, make sure that there is
no danger of anyone being harmed by the
closing procedure.
The sliding/pop-up roof will not automatically reopen if blocked during convenience
closing.
If potential danger exists, proceed as follows:
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Release the lock button.
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Pull on the door handle and hold firmly.
The side windows and the
sliding/pop-up roof will open for as long
as the door handle is held but the door
is not opened.
Synchronizing the sliding/pop-up roof
The power sliding/pop-up roof must be resynchronized each time after:
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the battery has been disconnected
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the sliding/pop-up roof has been
closed manually
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the sliding/pop-up roof does not open
smoothly
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a malfunction
Synchronizing
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Switch on ignition.
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Press and hold the switch in
direction 1 until the sliding/pop-up
roof is fully raised at the rear.
Hold the switch for approximately one
second.
The sliding/pop-up roof is synchronized.
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왔 Driving systems
The driving systems of your vehicle are described on the following pages:
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Cruise control and Distronic*, with
which the vehicle can maintain a preset
speed
Cruise control
Warning!
Cruise control automatically maintains the
speed you set for your vehicle.
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).
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AIRMATIC adjusts the vehicle suspension characteristics automatically and
controls the vehicle level.
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ABC* with vehicle level control systems, with which you can change vehicle suspension characteristics
The cruise control function is operated by
means of the cruise control lever.
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Parktronic*, which serves as a parking
assistant
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever found on the left-hand side of the
steering column (컄 page 20).
For information on the BAS, ABS, and ESP
driving systems, see “Driving safety systems” (컄 page 77).
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Cruise control is a convenience system designed to assist the driver during vehicle operation. The driver is and must remain at all
times responsible for the vehicle speed and
for safe brake operation.
Only use cruise control if the traffic, road
and weather conditions make it advisable to
travel at a steady speed.
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The use of cruise control can be dangerous on winding roads or in heavy traffic
because conditions do not allow safe
driving at a steady speed.
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The use of cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in
tire traction can result in wheel spin and
loss of control.
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Deactivate 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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Setting current speed
Canceling cruise control
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Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
There are several ways to cancel cruise
control:
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Briefly lift 1 or depress 2 the cruise
control lever.
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The current speed is set.
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1 Set current or higher speed
2 Set current or lower speed
3 Cancel cruise control
4 Resume at last set speed
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Cruise control is activated.
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On uphill or downhill grades, cruise
control may not be able to maintain the
set speed. Once the grade eases, the
set speed will be resumed.
Step on the brake pedal.
or
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Briefly push the cruise control lever to
position 3.
Cruise control will be canceled. The
last speed set will be stored for later
use.
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Moving gear selector lever to
position N while driving also cancels
cruise control. However, the gear selector lever should not be moved to
position N while driving except to coast
when the vehicle is in danger of skidding (e.g. on icy roads).
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The last stored speed is canceled when
you turn off the engine.
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Setting a higher speed
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When you use the cruise control lever
to decelerate, the transmission will automatically downshift if the engine’s
braking power does not slow the vehicle sufficiently.
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Lift the cruise control lever to
position 1 and hold it up until the desired speed is reached.
Release the cruise control lever.
The new speed is set.
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Depressing the accelerator pedal does
not deactivate cruise control. After
brief acceleration (e.g. for passing),
cruise control will resume the last
speed set.
Setting a lower speed
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Depress the cruise control lever to
position 2 and hold it down until the
desired speed is reached.
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Release the cruise control lever.
Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Faster
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 1.
Setting to last stored speed (“Resume”
function)
Warning!
The speed stored in memory should only be
set again if prevailing road conditions permit. Possible acceleration or deceleration
differences arising from returning to preset
speed could cause an accident and/or serious injury to you and others.
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Slower
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 2.
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Briefly push the cruise control lever to
position 4.
The cruise control will resume the last
set speed.
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Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
The new speed is set.
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Distronic*
When activated, the Distronic adaptive
cruise control system increases driving
convenience afforded by the cruise control
during travel on expressways and other
major roads.
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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 a preset
distance.
If there is no vehicle directly ahead of
you, Distronic will function in the same
way as cruise control (컄 page 203).
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Distronic adaptive cruise control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does
not react to stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and lane layout
or the movement of vehicles ahead. Distronic can only apply a maximum of 20% of the
vehicle’s braking power.
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It is the driver’s responsibility at all times to
be attentive to traffic and road conditions
and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control
of the vehicle.
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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. However, it
is not intended to, nor does it, replace the
need for extreme care. The responsibility for
the vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead, including most importantly
brake operation to assure safe stopping distance, always rests with the driver.
Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account.
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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.
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For operation in the USA only: This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
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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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Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account. Only use Distronic if
the weather, road, and traffic conditions
make it advisable to travel at a steady
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
distance conditions. Do not use Distronic
during conditions of fog and heavy rain,
snow or sleet.
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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 steady
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.
Distronic is designed and intended only to
maintain a set speed and keep a set distance from moving objects in front of it.
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.
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
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when entering a turn lane or highway off
ramp
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in complex driving situations, such as in
highway construction zones
In these situations, Distronic will continue to
maintain the set speed unless deactivated.
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Distronic displays in the speedometer
dial
Immediately brake the vehicle to avoid
a collision.
Under no circumstances should the
driver await the intermittent warning
sound before braking. See the following warning note.
Segments
Set speed
If Distronic is activated, one or two segments come on around the set speed.
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The vehicle speed displayed on the
speedometer can briefly vary from the
speed setting on the Distronic system.
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If Distronic detects a vehicle directly
ahead, the segments from the speed of the
vehicle ahead to the set speed come on.
If Distronic calculates that there is a danger of collision (컄 page 214):
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The red Distronic warning lamp l in
the instrument cluster comes on.
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An intermittent warning sounds.
The intermittent warning sound ceases
and the red Distronic 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
Distronic 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.
Distronic brakes your vehicle with a maximum of 6.5 ft/s2 (2 m/s2). This corresponds to about 20% of the maximum
deceleration ability of your vehicle.
Immediately brake your vehicle to increase
the distance between your vehicle and the
vehicle in front of you. The warning sound is
intended as a final caution that you have not
interceded 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, as
that will result in potentially dangerous
emergency braking which will not always result in an impact being avoided.
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.
Distronic brakes the vehicle in an effort to
restore the preset distance or to maintain
the speed. The brake pedal is automatically
applied as this happens which results in the
brake pedal moving.
Distronic menu in the control system
In the Distronic menu you see the current
settings for Distronic. What appears in the
display depends on whether Distronic and
the distance warning function are turned
on or off.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see one of the following displays.
Do not place your foot under the brake pedal
– your foot could become caught.
Tailgating increases the risk of an accident.
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Distronic deactivated
Distronic activated
Cruise control lever
If Distronic is deactivated, the standard
display of Distronic appears in the multifunction display.
When you turn Distronic on, you will see
the set speed in the multifunction display
for about five seconds. You then see the
following display in the multifunction display.
The Distronic system is operated by means
of the cruise control lever.
1 Vehicle ahead, if detected
2 Actual distance to vehicle ahead
3 Preset distance threshold to vehicle
ahead
4 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
5 Your vehicle
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The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever found on the left-hand side of the
steering column.
1 Distronic activated
1 Set current or higher speed
2 Set current or lower speed
3 Deactivate Distronic
4 Resume at last set speed
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Activating Distronic
Setting the current speed
Setting a higher speed
You can activate Distronic if:
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Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
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Briefly lift or depress the cruise control
lever.
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you are driving between 25 mph
(40 km/h) and 110 mph (180 km/h)
the ESP is activated (컄 page 79)
If Distronic has not been activated after
pressing the cruise control lever you will
see the message --- in the multifunction
display.
In the following cases you cannot activate
Distronic:
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up to two minutes after starting the engine
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when you brake
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if you have set the parking brake
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if the gear selector lever is in
position P, R, or N
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if the ESP is switched off
Distronic is activated and the current
speed is set.
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Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
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If you do not take your foot off of the
accelerator completely, the following
message will appear in the multifunction display:
DISTRONIC OVERRIDE.
Distronic will not work to maintain the
distance to a slower moving vehicles in
front of you. Your vehicle speed will
then be determined only by the accelerator pedal position.
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 1 (컄 page 210) to
increase vehicle speed in increments
of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h)
The new speed is set.
The stored speed is displayed in the multifunction display for approximately five seconds (컄 page 210), and one or two
segments around the stored speed come
on on the speedometer (컄 page 208).
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Depressing the accelerator pedal does
not deactivate Distronic. After brief acceleration (e.g. for passing), the cruise
control will resume the last speed set.
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Setting a lower speed
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 210) to
decrease vehicle speed in increments
of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h)
The new speed is set.
The stored speed is displayed in the multifunction display for approximately five seconds (컄 page 210), and one or two
segments around the stored speed come
on on the speedometer (컄 page 208).
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When you use the cruise control lever
to decelerate, the transmission will automatically downshift if the rate of deceleration is too low.
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Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Faster
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 210).
Setting to last stored speed (“Resume”
function)
Warning!
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The speed stored in memory should only be
set again if prevailing road conditions permit. Possible acceleration or deceleration
differences arising from returning to preset
speed could cause an accident and/or serious injury you and others.
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 210).
Distronic is set to the last stored
speed.
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Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
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Deactivating Distronic
Distronic deactivates automatically when:
There are several ways to deactivate the
Distronic system:
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you set the parking brake
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 210).
you drive slower than
25 mph (40 km/h)
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the ESP is active (컄 page 79) or you deactivate the ESP
Step on the brake pedal.
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you move the gear selector lever into
position N
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or
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Distronic will be deactivated. The last
speed set will be stored into memory.
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The following message will appear in
the multifunction display for approximately five seconds: DISTRONIC OFF.
The last stored speed is deleted when
you turn off the engine.
A signal will sound. The DISTRONIC OFF
message appears in the multifunction
display for approximately five seconds.
Warning!
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Distronic switches off and releases the
brakes when the vehicle decelerates below
the minimum speed of approximately
25 mph (40 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 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 vehicle ahead. The set distance will be shown
in the multifunction display field.
The thumbwheel for making the time setting is located on the lower section of the
center console.
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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Increasing distance
Distance warning function
Increasing the distance setting causes Distronic to maintain a greater following distance to the vehicle ahead.
When Distronic is deactivated, this function will continue to warn you when recognizing a stationary obstacle or a slower
vehicle moving in the vehicle’s path and
the danger of a collision exists:
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1 Distance warning function on/off
switch
2 Thumbwheel for setting distance
Turn thumbwheel 2 towards ¯.
Decreasing distance
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Decreasing the distance setting causes
Distronic to maintain a shorter following
distance to the vehicle ahead.
The distance warning lamp l in the
instrument cluster comes on.
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An intermittent warning sounds.
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Turn thumbwheel 2 towards ®.
If these warnings are issued, you must
brake manually to maintain a safe distance
and avoid a collision with the vehicle
ahead.
When pressing the brake pedal, the warning sound stops. The warning sound also
stops when the distance to the vehicle
ahead is sufficient again without applying
the brake pedal. In this case the distance
warning lamp l also extinguishes.
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Activating
Driving with Distronic
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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 which will
deactivate the Distronic system.
If the Distronic 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.
Especially depending on road surface conditions and driver reaction, this will not always
enable you to avoid a collision.
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Complex driving situations are not always fully recognized by Distronic. This
could result in wrong or missing distance warnings.
Press switch 1.
The indicator lamp on the switch
comes on. A loudspeaker symbol appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 210).
Deactivating
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Press switch 1.
The indicator lamp on the switch goes
out.
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 a distance set by Distronic). This means that:
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Your vehicle can pass another vehicle
after you change lanes.
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While in a sharp turn or if the vehicle in
front is in a sharp turn, Distronic could
lose sight of a vehicle traveling in front
of it, then your vehicle could accelerate
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to the previously selected speed.
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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.:
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
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a stopped vehicle in a traffic jam
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a disabled vehicle
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE SEE OPER.
MANUAL appears in the multifunction dis-
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an oncoming vehicle
play.
The driver must always be on the alert, observe all traffic and intercede as required by
steering or braking the vehicle.
For cleaning and care of the Distronic sensor, see “Cleaning the Distronic* system
sensor cover” (컄 page 299).
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If the message CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
SEE OPER. MANUAL disappears during
Distronic should not be used in snowy or icy
road conditions.
driving and the last speed stored flashes for approximately five seconds, the
dirt (e.g. slush) has dissolved; Distronic
is again operational.
Warning!
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Turns and bends
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.
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Offset driving
Lane changing
Narrow vehicles
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.
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 edge of the
lane have not yet been detected by Distronic. There will be insufficient distance to
the vehicles ahead.
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AIRMATIC
AIRMATIC automatically selects the optimum suspension tuning and ride height for
your vehicle. AIRMATIC consists of two
components:
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Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
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Level control system
The ADS automatically selects the optimum damping for the respective driving
conditions. At the same time the suspension is set to either sporty or regular.
Suspension tuning
The suspension tuning is set according to:
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Your driving style
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Road surface conditions
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Your choice of suspension style,
“sport” or “convenience”, which you
select using the damping switch.
The following suspension styles are available:
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Convenience
Both indicator lamps 1 are off.
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Sports 1
One indicator lamp 1 is on.
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Sports 2
Both indicator lamps 1 are on.
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1 Indicator lamps
2 Damping switch
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Start the engine.
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Press the damping switch 2 until the
desired suspension style is set.
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The selected suspension style is stored
in memory, even after the SmartKey is
removed from the starter switch.
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Vehicle level control with AIRMATIC
Your vehicle automatically adjusts its ride
height to:
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reduce fuel consumption
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increase vehicle safety
The vehicle chassis ride height is raised or
lowered according to the selected level
setting and to the vehicle speed:
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With increasing speed, ride height is reduced by up to approximately 3/4 in
(20 mm).
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With decreasing speed, the ride height
is again raised to the selected vehicle
level.
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These height adjustments are so small
that you may not notice any change.
The following vehicle level settings can be
selected when the vehicle is stationary:
The switch with the indicator lamps is located in the upper part of the center console.
Level
Normal
For driving on normal roads.
The indicator lamp is off.
Raised
For driving on rough roads or
with snow chains.The indicator lamp is on.
Select the "Raised" level setting only when
required by current driving conditions.
Otherwise:
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Fuel consumption may increase
1 Indicator lamp
2 Vehicle level control switch
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Handling may be impaired
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Warning!
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To help avoid personal injury, keep hands
and feet away from wheel housing area, and
stay away from under the vehicle when lowering the vehicle chassis.
Briefly press switch 2 to change from
one level setting to the other.
The message:
AIRMATIC
VEHICLE RISING
appears in the multifunction display
when changing from normal level to
raised level.
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The indicator lamp is then lit. The display switches off when the vehicle is
raised.
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Press switch 2 again to lower the vehicle. The indicator lamp is off.
The selected vehicle level setting remains
stored in memory even if the engine is
turned off and restarted except when you
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exceed a speed of 75 mph (120 km/h)
or
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maintain a speed of between 50 mph
(80 km/h) and 75 mph (120 km/h) for
more than 5 minutes
The vehicle then lowers to regular level.
The message:
AIRMATIC
LEV. SELECT. CANCELED!
appears in the multifunction display and
the indicator lamp is off. The display
switches off when the vehicle is raised.
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Active Body Control (ABC)*
The ABC system automatically selects the
optimum suspension tuning and ride
height for your vehicle.
The ABC switch with the indicator lamps is
located in the upper part of the center console.
Suspension tuning
The suspension tuning is set according to:
앫
Your driving style
앫
Road surface conditions
앫
The vehicle loading
앫
Your choice of suspension style,
“sporty” or “regular”, which you select
using the ABC button
The selected suspension style is stored
in memory, even after the SmartKey is
removed from the starter switch.
1 Indicator lamp
2 ABC switch
왘
Start the engine.
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Suspension for sporty driving style
Vehicle level control with ABC*
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The setting for sporty driving is selected
when indicator lamp 1 is illuminated.
Your vehicle automatically adjusts its ride
height to:
These height adjustments are so small
that you may not notice any change.
왘
Press switch 2.
앫
reduce fuel consumption
Indicator lamp 1 comes on.
앫
increase vehicle safety
Suspension for regular driving style
The setting for regular driving is selected
when indicator lamp 1 is off.
왘
The vehicle chassis ride height is raised or
lowered according to the selected level
setting and to the vehicle speed:
앫
Press switch 2.
Indicator lamp 1 goes out.
앫
With increasing speed, ride height is reduced by up to approximately 1.4 in
(35 mm).
With decreasing speed, the ride height
is again raised to the selected vehicle
level.
Select the level 1 and 2 settings only when
required by current driving conditions.
Otherwise:
앫
Fuel consumption may increase
앫
Handling may be impaired
Warning!
G
To help avoid personal injury, keep hands
and feet away from wheel housing area, and
stay away from under the vehicle when lowering the vehicle chassis.
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The following vehicle level settings can be
selected when the vehicle is stationary:
Vehicle level when Use for
stationary
Ride height increase
over normal
Automatic lowering
Normal
None
Max. approx. 0.6 in (15 mm) Both lamps off
Normal operation
1
Raised level1
Driving with snow chains
(컄 page 293)
Max. 0.4 in (10 mm)
Raised level 2
Very rough road surface
conditions
Max. 0.8 in (20 mm)1
1
Indicator lamps
Max. approx. 1.0 in (25 mm) One lamp lit
Max. approx. 1.4 in (35 mm) Both lamps lit
Dependent on load
왘
The switch with the indicator lamps is located in the upper part of the center console.
Briefly press switch 2 to change from
one level setting to the next. When vehicle is at level 2, pressing the switch
will return the vehicle to normal level.
The message:
ACTIVE BODY CONTROL
VEHICLE RISING!
1 Indicator lamps
2 Vehicle level control switch
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appears in the multifunction display.
The display switches off when the vehicle is raised.
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Raised level 1 (see table)
Raised level 2 (see table)
Pressing the switch twice in quick succession will cause the vehicle to immediately raise or lower according to the
starting level.
Speed-dependent lowering of vehicle
chassis (approximate values):
Speed-dependent lowering of vehicle
chassis (approximate values):
앫
Between 0 mph (0 km/h) and 38 mph
(60 km/h) - raised by approximately
0.4 in (10 mm)
앫
Between 0 mph (0 km/h) and 18 mph
(30 km/h) - raised by approximately
0.8 in (20 mm)
앫
Between 38 mph (60 km/h) and
118 mph (190 km/h) - lowered
progressively by approximately 1.0 in
(25 mm)
앫
Between 18 mph (30 km/h) and
38 mph (60 km/h) – lowered progressively by approximately 0.4 in (10 mm)
앫
Between 38 mph (60 km/h) and
118 mph (190 km/h) – lowered progressively by additional approximately
1.0 in (25 mm)
The selected vehicle level setting remains stored in memory even if the engine is turned off and restarted.
Normal level (see table)
Speed-dependent lowering of vehicle
chassis (approximate values):
앫
Between 0 mph (0 km/h) and 40 mph
(65 km/h) – none
앫
Between 40 mph (65 km/h) and
87 mph (140 km/h) – lowered
progressively by approximately 0.6 in
(15 mm).
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Parktronic* (Parking assist)
Warning!
Warning!
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The 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 rests with the driver.
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 299).
Interference caused by other ultrasonic signals (e.g. working jackhammers 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 that no persons or animals are in
the area in which you are maneuvering. You
could otherwise injure them.
The Parktronic system monitors the surroundings of your vehicle with six sensors
in the front bumper and four sensors in the
rear bumper.
The Parktronic system is an electronic aid
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 switch on the ignition
and release the parking brake. The Parktronic system deactivates at speeds over
11 mph (18 km/h). At lower speeds the
Parktronic system turns on again.
1 Sensors in the front bumper
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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 damage the sensors.
Front sensors
Minimum distance
Center
approx. 40 in (100 cm)
Center
approx. 8 in (20 cm)
Corners
approx. 24 in (60 cm)
Corners
approx. 6 in (15 cm)
Rear sensors
Center
approx. 48 in (120 cm)
Corners
approx. 32 in (80 cm)
!
If the system detects an obstacle in this
range, all the warning lamps come on and
you hear a warning signal. If the obstacle is
closer than the minimum distance, the actual distance might no longer be indicated
by the system.
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. truck air brakes or jackhammers) may impair the operation of the
Parktronic system.
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The position of the gear selector lever determines which warning indicators will be
activated.
Warning indicators
Visual signals indicate to the driver the relative distance between the sensors and an
obstacle. The warning indicators for the
front area are located above the left air
vents and center air vents in the dashboard (컄 page 21). The warning indicator
for the rear area is integrated in the rear
trim.
Selector lever po- Warning indicator
sition
1 Right front area warning indicator
Each warning indicator is divided into six
yellow and two red segments for either
side of the vehicle. The Parktronic system
is ready when the border around the indicator is illuminated.
1 Left front area warning indicator
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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 segments will come on, depending
on the distance between your vehicle and
the object. When the eighth segment
comes on, you have reached the minimum
distance.
앫
앫
Front area: An intermittent acoustic
warning will sound as the first red segment comes on and a constant acoustic warning, both lasting a maximum of
three seconds, will sound for the eighth
segment, i.e. the second red segment.
The signal is canceled when the gear
selector lever is placed in position P.
Rear area: An intermittent acoustic
warning will sound as the first red segment comes on and a constant acoustic warning, both lasting a maximum of
three seconds, will sound for the eighth
segment, i.e. the second red segment.
The signal is canceled when the gear
selector lever is placed in position D
or P.
Switching the Parktronic system
on/off
Switching off the Parktronic system
왘
You can switch off the Parktronic system
manually.
The Parktronic switch is located in the upper section of the center console.
Press switch 2.
Indicator lamp 1 comes on.
Switching on the Parktronic system
왘
Press switch 2 again.
Indicator lamp 1 goes out.
1 Indicator lamp
2 Parktronic on/off
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Parktronic malfunction
There is a malfunction in the Parktronic
system if the red segments of the Parktronic warning indicator come on and a
warning sounds. The Parktronic system
will switch itself off after 30 seconds and
the indicator lamp on the Parktronic switch
comes on.
왘
Have the Parktronic system checked
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
If only the red segments of the Parktronic
warning indicator come on and no warning
sounds, then the sensors of the Parktronic
system are dirty or malfunctioning. Malfunction may also be caused by interference from other radio or ultrasonic signals.
The Parktronic system will switch itself off
after 20 seconds.
왘
Clean Parktronic system sensors
(컄 page 299).
왘
Switch on ignition.
or
왘
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Check Parktronic operation at another
location to rule out interference from
outside radio or ultrasonic signals.
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Loading
왔 Loading
Roof rack*
Warning!
Preparing roof rack installation
G
Use only roof racks approved by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model to avoid
damage to the vehicle. Follow manufacturer’s installation instructions.
왘
Open trim at the trim strips in the roof.
왘
Secure the roof rack according to manufacturer’s instructions for installation.
!
Loading instructions
The total load weight including vehicle occupants and luggage/cargo should not exceed the vehicle capacity weight indicated
on the corresponding label located on the
driver’s door pillar.
Load the roof rack in such a way that
the vehicle cannot be damaged while
driving.
Make sure
앫
you can fully raise the
sliding/pop-up roof
앫
you can fully open the trunk
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Loading
Warning!
G
Cargo tie-down hooks
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 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, exercise care
when transporting cargo. Put luggage or cargo in the trunk if possible. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the seat backs.
Do not place anything on the rear-window
shelf.
Never drive vehicle with trunk open. Deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
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Six hooks are located in the trunk.
왘
Carefully secure cargo by applying
even load on all hooks with rope of sufficient strength to hold down the cargo.
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Storage compartments
Warning!
Glove box
G
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when stowing objects in the vehicle. Put luggage or cargo in the trunk if possible. Do not
pile luggage or cargo higher than the seat
backs.
Luggage 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
an accident.
Unlocking the glove box
왘
Insert mechanical key (컄 page 348)
into the glove box lock.
왘
Turn the mechanical key to
position 1.
Opening the glove box
왘
Press glove box lid release 3.
The glove box lid opens downward.
1 Unlocked
2 Locked
3 Glove box lid release
Closing the glove box
왘
Push lid up to close.
Locking the glove box
왘
Insert mechanical key (컄 page 348)
into the glove box lock.
왘
Turn the mechanical key to
position 2.
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Storage compartment in the glove box
A storage compartment is located in the
cover of the glove box. It can be used to
store check cards, pens, a flashlight, etc.
Storage compartment in the center
console
Storage compartment in front of armrest
The storage compartment is located in the
lower portion of the center console.
1 Storage compartment
1 Storage compartment in glove box
왘
Lightly press the marking on the lid of
storage compartment 1.
The lid opens upward.
1 Storage compartment
Opening
The compartment contains a cup holder
(컄 page 236).
왘
왘
Slide the mark on the compartment
cover forward.
Closing
왘
232
Opening
Lightly press the mark on the compartment cover forward. The cover closes
automatically.
Lightly touch cover plate 1.
The cover opens automatically.
Closing
왘
Lightly push cover plate 1 up until it
engages.
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Storage compartment below the front
armrest
Opening storage compartment
(except S 55 AMG)
The buttons are located under the cushion
of the armrest.
왘
Press button 1 and lift the armrest lid.
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The storage compartment can be heated or cooled.
The compartment can get very warm
due to its confined space. When storing
heat-sensitive objects in the compartment, close the air vent (컄 page 192)
while heating the passenger compartment.
1 Button to open storage compartment
(except S 55 AMG)
2 Button to open storage tray
Opening storage tray
The tray contains a coin holder.
왘
Press button 2 and lift the armrest.
!
Do not store any objects under the
storage tray.
Do not let bank cards, credit cards, or
other cards with a magnetic strip come
near the storage tray, as a magnet built
into the tray could erase or change the
information on the card.
!
Do not obstruct the air vent in the storage compartment.
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Compartment for glasses
Telephone holder*
The compartment for glasses is located under the armrest in the center console.
The telephone holder is located under the
armrest in the center console.
1 Compartment for glasses
1 Telephone holder
Opening compartment for glasses
Opening telephone holder
왘
왘
Fold the right side of the armrest upwards.
Fold the right side of the armrest upwards.
Storage compartments in the rear passenger compartment
Armrest with integrated storage compartment
1 Rear armrest
2 Lid handle
Opening the storage compartment:
왘
Pull down the armrest by its strap.
왘
Press handle 2 and lift lid.
!
Before storing the armrest in the backrest, close the storage compartment
lid.
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Storage compartment between rear
seats*
Storage compartment in rear shelf*
Storage compartments under the front
seats
1 Rear shelf compartment
1 Cover
Opening
Opening
왘
Slide cover 1 rearward.
왘
Lift the lid using the handle in the front.
1 Lid
2 Buttons
Opening
왘
Closing
왘
Slide cover 1 forward.
Press buttons 2 together and fold
lid 1 down.
Closing
왘
Close lid 1 until both buttons 2 of
lock engage.
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Cup holder in front of seat armrest
Warning!
G
Folding out cup holder
Folding in cup holder
The cup holder is located in the storage
compartment in front of the armrest.
When not in use, keep the cup holder closed
while traveling. Place only containers that fit
into the cup holder to prevent spills. Use lids
on open containers and do not fill containers
to a height where the contents, especially
hot liquids, could spill during vehicle maneuvers.
1 Cup holder
!
Only place containers with a maximum
diameter of 2 ¾ in (72 mm) in the cup
holder. Larger containers could damage the holder arm.
왘
1 Button for folding out the cup holder
왘
Open the storage compartment in front
of armrest (컄 page 232).
왘
Push button 1.
The cup holder opens automatically.
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Swing cup holder 1 back and press it
into the storage compartment until it
engages.
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Cup holder in rear seat armrest
Warning!
Parcel net in front passenger footwell
A small convenience parcel net is located
in the front passenger footwell. It is for
small and light items, such as road maps,
mail, etc.
G
When not in use, keep the cup holder
closed. Place only containers that fit into the
cup holder to prevent spills. Use lids on
open containers and do not fill containers to
a height where the contents, especially hot
liquids, could spill during vehicle maneuvers.
Warning!
1 Compartment for cup holder
Opening cup holder
왘
Push front of sliding compartment 1.
The cup holder slides out.
G
Do not place heavy or fragile objects, or objects having sharp edges, in the parcel net.
In an accident, during hard braking, or sudden maneuvers they could be thrown
around inside the vehicle and cause injury to
vehicle occupants.
Closing cup holder
왘
Push sliding compartment 1 back until it engages.
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Parcel net in trunk
Ashtrays
You can hang a parcel net in the trunk. The
hooks and the parcel net in the trunk can
hold a load of up to 29.8 lbs (13.5 kg).
Center console ashtray
Removing ashtray insert
Warning!
G
Remove front ashtray only with vehicle
standing still. Set the parking brake to secure vehicle from movement. Move gear selector lever to position N. With gear selector
lever in position N turn off the engine.
왘
1 Hook
왘
Hang the parcel net on hooks 1 on the
left and right sides of the trunk.
!
The parcel net cannot protect or sufficiently secure goods in the event of an
accident.
1 Cover plate
2 Button for disengaging ashtray
Opening ashtray
왘
Now you have more room to take out
the insert.
왘
Push sliding button 2 to the right.
The ashtray is disengaged and slides
out a short way.
Briefly touch cover plate 1.
The ashtray opens automatically.
왘
Remove insert from ashtray frame.
Reinstalling the ashtray insert
왘
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Secure vehicle from movement by setting the parking brake. Move the gear
selector lever to position N.
Install insert by pushing it back into the
frame until it engages.
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Rear door ashtray
Cigarette lighters
Warning!
G
Never touch the heating element or sides of
the lighter; they are extremely hot. Hold the
knob only.
Opening ashtray
1 Center console cigarette lighter
왘
왘
Lightly touch the back of the ashtray.
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
should come on.
Removing ashtray insert
왘
Pull the ashtray back slightly and remove the insert (see arrows).
Reinstalling the ashtray insert
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 1.
The lighter will pop out automatically
when hot.
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
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The lighter socket can be used to accommodate electrical accessories up
to a maximum 85 W.
Position the insert and press down
while sliding forward.
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Warning!
G
Never touch the heating element or sides of
the lighter; they are extremely hot. Hold the
knob only.
1 Rear door lighters
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
should come on.
왘
Lightly touch the back of the ashtray to
open it (컄 page 239).
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 1.
The lighter will pop out automatically
when hot.
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Operation of the rear door lighters is
only possible, if the override switch
(컄 page 74) is deactivated.
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To avoid possible injury to children sitting in
the rear seat, deactivate the operation of
the rear door windows, see (컄 page 74). Deactivation of the rear windows also deactivates the lighters.
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. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Heated steering wheel*
The steering wheel heating warms up the
leather area of the steering wheel.
The stalk with the heated steering wheel
swith is on the lower left-hand side of the
steering wheel.
1 Switching on
2 Indicator lamp
3 Switching off
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Switching on
왘
왘
Warning!
Switch on ignition.
G
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
should come on.
Warning!
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in the direction of arrow 1.
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.
The steering wheel is heated. Indicator
lamp 2 comes on.
Switching off
왘
Telephone*
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in direction of arrow 3.
The steering wheel heating is turned
off. Indicator lamp 2 goes out.
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The steering wheel heating does not
turn off automatically.
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.
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 Center for information on the installation of an approved
external antenna. Refer to the radio transmitter operation instructions regarding use
of an external antenna.
G
Only operate the COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data System)1 if road, weather
and traffic conditions permit.
컄컄
1
Observe all legal requirements.
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컄컄
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.
You can take and place telephone calls using the s and t buttons on the
steering wheel. To carry out other telephone functions, use the control system
(컄 page 134).
See separate operating manual for instructions on how to use the telephone.
Tele Aid
!
The initial activation of the Tele Aid system may only be performed by completing the subscriber agreement and
placing an acquaintance call using the
SOS button. Failure to complete either
of these steps will result in a system
that is not activated. If the system is
not activated, the indicator lamp in the
SOS button stays on after turning the
SmartKey in starter switch to
position 2, or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button twice
to position 2 . The message TELE AID –
NOT ACTIVATED will be shown in the
multifunction display for approximately
ten seconds.
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).
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The Tele Aid system
(Telematic Alarm Identification on Demand)
The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response:
앫
automatic and manual emergency
앫
roadside assistance, and
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 when using the volume control
on the multifunction steering wheel. To
raise, press button æ and to lower,
press button ç.
왘
To activate, press the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • or
the Information button ¡, depending on the type of response required.
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System self-check
The SOS button is located above the interior rear view mirror.
Initially, after turning the ignition on, malfunctions are detected and indicated (the
indicator lamps in the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • and the
Information button ¡ stay on longer
than ten seconds or do not come on). The
message TELE AID – DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
appears for approximately ten seconds in
the multifunction display.
The Roadside Assistance button •
and the Information button ¡ are
located below the center armrest cover.
Shortly after the completion of your Tele
Aid acquaintance call, you will receive a
user ID and password via first call mail. 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 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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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.
Warning!
G
If the indicator lamps in the SOS button, in
the Roadside Assistance button and/or in
the Information button do not come on during the system self-check, or if any of these
indicators remain illuminated continuously
in red and/or the message TELE AID –
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP! 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 Center as soon as
possible.
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Emergency calls
An emergency call is initiated automatically:
앫
앫
following an accident in which the
emergency tensioning devices (ETDs)
or airbags deploy
if the anti-theft alarm or the tow-away
alarm stays on for more than
20 seconds, see “Anti-theft alarm system” (컄 page 83) and tow-away alarm
(컄 page 85)
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.
For more information, see “Initiating an
emergency call manually” (컄 page 245).
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Once the emergency call is in progress, the
indicator lamp in the SOS button will begin
to flash. The message EMERGENCY CALL –
CONNECTING CALL appears in the multifunction display. When the connection is established, the message EMERGENCY CALL –
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.
When a voice connection is established,
the audio system mutes and the message
TELE AID – EMERGENCY CALL ACTIVE appears in the multifunction display. 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
the relevant cellular phone network
and GPS signals are available and pass
the information on to the Response
Center
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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 illuminated 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 EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL FAILED appears in the multifunction
display for approximately ten seconds.
Should this occur, assistance must be summoned by other means.
Initiating an emergency call manually
왘
Wait for a voice connection to the
Response Center.
왘
Close cover 2 after the emergency
call is concluded.
Warning!
1 SOS button
2 Cover
왘
Briefly press on the cover 2.
The cover will open.
왘
Press SOS button 1 briefly.
The indicator lamp in SOS button 1
will flash until the emergency call is
concluded.
G
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.
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Roadside Assistance button •
The Roadside Assistance button • is
located below the center armrest cover.
왘
Press and hold the button • (for
longer than two 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 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE – CONNECTING CALL will appear in the multifunction display.
When the connection is established, the
message ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE –
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).
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A voice connection between the Roadside
Assistance dispatcher and the occupants
of the vehicle will be established. When a
voice connection is established, the audio
system mutes and the message TELE AID
– ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE CALL ACTIVE appears in the multifunction display.
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 authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. For services such
as labor and/or towing, charges may apply. Refer to the Roadside Assistance Manual for more information.
These programs are only available in the
USA:
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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.
앫
Remote Vehicle Diagnostics: This function permits the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance dispatcher to
download malfunction codes and actual vehicle data.
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The indicator lamp in the Roadside Assistance button • remains illuminated in red for approximately
ten seconds during the system
self-check after turning the ignition on
(together with the SOS button and the
Information button ¡).
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See system self-check (컄 page 243)
when the indicator lamp does not come
on in red or stays on longer than approximately ten seconds.
If the indicator lamp in the Roadside
Assistance button • is continuously illuminated and no voice connection
to the Response Center was established, the Tele Aid system could not
initiate a Roadside Assistance call (e.g.
the relevant cellular phone network is
not available). The message ROADSIDE
ASSISTANCE – CALL FAILED appears in
the multifunction display.
Roadside Assistance calls can be terminated using the tbutton on the
multifunction steering wheel.
Information button ¡
The Information button ¡ is located below the center armrest cover.
왘
Press and hold the button ¡ (for
longer than two seconds).
A call to the Customer Assistance Center will be initiated. The button will
flash while the call is in progress. The
message INFO – CONNECTING CALL will
appear in the multifunction display.
When the connection is established, the
message INFO – 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).
A voice connection between the Customer
Assistance Center representative and the
occupants of the vehicle will be established. When a voice connection is established, the audio system mutes and the
message TELE AID – INFO CALL ACTIVE
appears in the multifunction display.
Information regarding the operation of
your vehicle, the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz 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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The indicator lamp on the Information
button ¡ remains illuminated in red
for approximately ten seconds during
the system self-check after turning the
ignition on (together with the SOS button and the Roadside Assistance
button •).
See System self-check (컄 page 243)
when the indicator lamp does not come
on in red or stays on longer than approximately ten seconds.
If the indicator lamp in the Information
button ¡ is illuminated continuously and no voice connection to the Response Center was established, then
the Tele Aid system could not initiate
an Information call (e.g. the relevant
cellular phone network is not available). The message INFO –
CALL FAILED appears in the multifunction display.
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Information calls can be terminated using the tbutton on the multifunction steering wheel.
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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
fault or the service is not currently active, and may not initiate a call. Visit an
Mercedes-Benz 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.
Upgrade Signals
The Tele Aid system processes calls using
the following priority:
앫
Automatic emergency – First priority
앫
Manual emergency – Second priority
앫
Roadside Assistance – Third priority
앫
Information – Fourth priority
Should a higher priority call be initiated
while you are connected, an upgrade (alternating) tone will be heard, and the appropriate indicator lamp will flash. If
certain information such as vehicle identification number or customer information is
not available, the operator may need to retransmit.
During this time you will hear a beep and
voice contact will be interrupted. Voice
contact will resume once the retransmission is completed. Once a call is concluded, a beep will be heard and the respective
indicator lamp will stop flashing. The
COMAND system operation will resume.
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Remote door unlock
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.
When a Tele Aid call has been initiated,
the COMAND system audio is muted
and the selected mode (radio, tape or
CD) pauses. The optional cellular
phone (if installed) switches off. If you
must use this phone, the vehicle must
be parked. Disconnect the coiled cord
and place the call. The COMAND 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
unit. A pop-up window will appear in
the COMAND display to indicate that a
Tele Aid call is in progress.
In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. SmartKey inside vehicle),
and the reserve SmartKey is not handy:
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The indicator lamp in the respective
button flashes until the call is concluded. Calls can only be terminated by a
Response Center or Customer Assistance Center representative except
Roadside Assistance and Information
calls, which can also be terminated by
pressing button ton the multifunction steering wheel.
왘
Contact the Mercedes-Benz Response
Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA)
or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada).
You will be asked to provide your password which you provided when you
completed the subscriber agreement.
왘
Then return to your vehicle and press
the trunk lid button for a minimum of
20 seconds until the SOS button is
flashing.
The message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the multifunction display.
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.
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The Response Center will then unlock your
vehicle with the remote door unlocking
feature.
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The remote door unlock feature is available if the relevant cellular phone network is available.
The SOS button will flash and the message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED will appear in the multifunction display to indicate receipt of
the door unlock command.
Once the vehicle is unlocked, a Response Center specialist will attempt
to establish voice contact with the vehicle occupants.
If the trunk lid button was pressed for
more than 20 seconds before door unlock authorization was received by the
Response Center, you must wait
15 minutes before pressing the trunk
lid button again.
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Stolen vehicle tracking services
In the event your vehicle was stolen:
왘
Report the incident to the police.
The police will issue a numbered incident report.
왘
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 built-in remote control is capable of
operating up to three separately controlled
devices, for example garage door openers,
gate openers, or other devices compatible
with HomeLink® or some other systems.
You can program the signal transmitter
buttons.
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Warning!
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Before programming the integrated remote
control to a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure that people and objects
are out of the way of the device to prevent
potential harm or damage.
Remote control integrated into the interior
rear view mirror
1
Indicator lamp
2 3 4 Signal transmitter button
5
Hand-held transmitter button
6
Hand-held remote control transmitter (not part of the vehicle
equipment)
When programming a garage door opener,
the door moves up or down. When programming a gate operator, the gate opens or
closes.
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Certain types of garage door openers
are incompatible with the integrated
opener. If you should experience difficulties with programming the transmitter, 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.
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.
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For operation in the USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
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앫
This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
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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Programming or reprogramming the integrated remote control
Step 3:
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Step 1:
왘
Switch on ignition.
Step 2:
왘
If you have previously programmed an
integrated signal transmitter button
and wish to retain its programming,
proceed to step 3. Otherwise, press
and hold the two outer signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4 and release
them only when the indicator lamp 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 the end of the hand-held remote
control transmitter 6 of the device
you wish to train approximately 2 to
5 in (5 cm to 12 cm) away from the surface of the integrated remote control
located on the interior rear view mirror,
keeping the indicator lamp 1 in view.
Step 4:
왘
Using both hands, simultaneously
press the hand-held transmitter
button 5 and the desired integrated
signal transmitter button (2, 3
or 4). Do not release the buttons until
completing step 5.
The indicator lamp 1 on the integrated remote control will flash, first slowly
and then rapidly.
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Step 8:
The indicator lamp 1 flashes 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.
If the indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly
for about two 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”.
왘
Step 5:
Step 7:
왘
왘
When the indicator lamp 1 flashes
rapidly, release both buttons.
Step 6:
왘
Press and hold the just-trained integrated signal transmitter button and
observe the indicator lamp 1.
If the indicator lamp 1 stays on constantly, programming is complete and
your device should activate when the
integrated signal transmitter button is
pressed and released.
To program the remaining two 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.)
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.
Step 9:
왘
Press “training” button on the garage
door opener motor head unit.
The “training light” is activated.
You have 30 seconds to initiate the following step.
Step 10:
왘
Firmly press, hold for two seconds and
release the programmed integrated
signal transmitter button (2, 3
or 4).
컄컄
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컄컄 Step
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11:
Press, hold for two seconds and release same button a second time to
complete the training process.
Some garage door openers (or other rolling
code equipped devices) may require you to
perform this procedure a third time to
complete the training.
Step 12:
왘
Confirm the garage door operation by
pressing the programmed integrated
signal transmitter button (2, 3
or 4).
Step 13:
왘
To program the remaining two buttons,
repeat the steps above starting with
step 3.
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Gate operator/Canadian programming
Step 4:
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.
왘
Continue to press and hold the integrated signal transmitter button (2,
3 or 4) while you press and re-press
(“cycle”) your hand-held remote control transmitter 6 every two seconds
until the frequency signal has been
learned. Upon successful training, the
indicator lamp 1 will flash slowly and
then rapidly after several seconds.
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:
왘
Proceed with programming step 5 and
step 6 to complete.
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Operation of integrated remote control
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Select and press the appropriate integrated signal transmitter button (2,
3 or 4) to activate the remote controlled device.
The integrated remote control transmitter continues to send the signal as
long as the button is pressed – up to
20 seconds.
Erasing the integrated remote control
memory
Reprogramming a single integrated signal transmitter button
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Simultaneously hold down the signal
transmitter buttons 2 and 4, for approximately 20 seconds, until the indicator lamp flashes rapidly 1. Do not
hold for longer than 30 seconds.
To program a device using a signal transmitter button previously trained, follow
these steps:
The codes of all three channels are
erased.
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If you sell your vehicle, erase the codes
of all three channels.
왘
Press and hold the desired signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4). Do not release the button.
왘
The indicator lamp will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without releasing the
integrated signal transmitter button,
proceed with programming starting
with step 3.
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Infrared reflecting windshield
Your vehicle is equipped with infrared reflecting glass which reduces the amount of
radiated heat entering the interior through
the windows.
The infrared reflecting glass also prevents
the transmission of signals through the
glass by in-vehicle electronic devices (e.g.
electronic toll collection devices).
1 Mounting location for electronic toll
collection devices (infrared transparent)
2 Infrared transparent area
(pass-through for electronic signals)
3 31.5 in (80 cm)
4 19.0 in (48 cm)
5 1.75 in (4.5 cm)
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To allow the use of these devices in the vehicle, two infrared transparent areas
(1 and 2) are placed in the windshield.
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)
왔 The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
In the “Operation” section you will find detailed information on operating, maintaining and caring for your vehicle.
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
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 positions 3, 2 or 1 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.
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Additional instructions for AMG vehicles:
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During the first 1000 miles
(1500 km), do not exceed a speed
of 85 mph (140 km/h).
앫
During this period, avoid engine
speeds above 4500 rpm in each
gear.
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 or the rear differential has been
replaced.
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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.
To save fuel you should:
앫
Keep tires at the recommended inflation pressures.
앫
Remove unnecessary loads.
앫
Remove roof rack when not in use.
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 Service
Booklet and as required by the FSS.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Drinking and driving
Warning!
Pedals
G
Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs
and driving are very dangerous combinations. Even a small amount of alcohol or
drugs can affect your reflexes, perceptions
and judgement.
The possibility of a serious or even fatal accident are greatly increased when you drink
or take drugs and drive.
Do not drink or take drugs and drive or allow
anyone to drive who has been drinking or
taking drugs.
Warning!
G
Keep driver’s foot area clear at all times. Objects stored in this area may impair pedal
movement.
Power assistance
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.
Fuel consumption is also increased by driving in cold weather, in stop-and-go traffic,
on short trips, and in hilly country.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Brakes
Warning!
G
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.
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.
Resting your foot on the brake pedal will
cause excessive and premature wear of the
brake pads.
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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.
Refer to the description of the Brake
Assist System (BAS) (컄 page 78).
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Be very careful not to endanger other
road users when you apply the brakes.
If the parking brake is released and the
brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster stays on, the brake fluid level in the reservoir is too low.
Brake pad wear or a leak in the system may
be the reason for low brake fluid in the reservoir.
Have the brake system inspected immediately. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by qualified
technicians only. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Only install brake pads and brake fluid
recommended by Mercedes-Benz.
Operation
Driving instructions
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.
After hard braking, it is advisable to drive
on for some time, rather than immediately
parking, so that the air stream can cool
down the brakes faster.
Driving off
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 starting 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
drive train which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
!
Simultaneously depressing the accelerator pedal and applying the brake reduces engine performance and causes
premature brake and drivetrain wear.
Parking
Warning!
G
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 as a result of inadvertent vehicle movement, before turning off the engine and leaving the
vehicle always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
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Operation
Driving instructions
컄컄
앫
Turn the SmartKey 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.
!
Set the parking brake whenever parking or leaving the vehicle. In addition,
move gear selector lever to position P.
When parking on hills, always turn front
wheels towards the road curb.
The tread wear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Tires
Warning!
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 road.
Inspect the tires and the vehicle underbody
for possible damage. If the vehicle or tires
appear unsafe, have it towed to the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Center or tire dealer for repairs.
Tread wear 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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Warning!
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Although the applicable federal motor vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be worn
when the tread wear 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.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction varies
widely.
Specified tire pressures must be maintained. This applies particularly if the tires
are subject to extreme operating conditions (e.g. high speeds, heavy loads, high
ambient temperatures).
Operation
Driving instructions
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.
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.
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Hydroplaning
Warning!
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.
If ice has formed on the road, tire traction
will be substantially reduced. Under such
weather conditions, drive, steer and brake
with extreme caution.
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 to ensure
normal balanced handling characteristics.
On packed snow, they can reduce your
stopping distance in 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.
Tire speed rating
Regardless of the tire 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
personal injury and possible death, for you
and for others.
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Operation
Driving instructions
S 430, S 430 4MATIC, S 500, and
S 500 4MATIC
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).
S 600
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“Y”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 186 mph (300 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
S 430, S 430 4MATIC, S 500,
S 500 4MATIC, and S 600 with
Sport Package* or Appearance
Package*
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“Y”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 186 mph (300 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
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,
move gear selector lever to position N. Try
to keep the vehicle under control by corrective steering action.
S 55 AMG
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Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“Y”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 186 mph (300 km/h).
For information on driving with snow
chains, see “Snow chains”
(컄 page 293).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
155 mph (250 km/h).
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For information on speed rating for winter tires, see “Winter tires”
(컄 page 292).
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Winter driving instructions
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 control loss.
Operation
Driving instructions
Road salts and chemicals can adversely affect braking efficiency. Increased pedal
force may become necessary to produce
the normal braking effect.
Depressing the brake pedal periodically
when traveling at length on salt-strewn
roads can bring road-salt impaired braking
efficiency back to normal.
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!
Warning!
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.
G
Warning!
Make sure not to endager any other road users when carrying out these braking maneuvers.
G
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.
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 damage to
electrical components or wiring of the
engine or transmission, or could result
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.
For more information on winter driving, see
“Winter driving” (컄 page 292).
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Operation
Driving instructions
Control and operation of radio transmitters
Passenger compartment
Warning!
G
Warning!
Warning!
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.
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Please do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle safely.
Only operate the COMAND (Cockpit Management and Data System), radio, or telephone1 if road, weather and traffic
conditions permit.
The trunk is the preferred place to carry objects.
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.
Driving abroad
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COMAND*, radio, and telephone*
Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible.
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 Center directory, you
should request pertinent information from
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Telephones and two-way radios
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.
Operation
Driving instructions
Catalytic converter
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 Service Booklet.
!
To prevent damage to the catalytic converters, only use 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 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.
Emission control
Certain systems of the engine 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 Center authorized technicians.
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 Service
Booklet.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide, and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and lead to 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 over 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 badly 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 and can occur just
by opening the 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!
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Gasoline is highly flammable and poisonous.
It burns violently and can cause serious
injury. Whenever you are around gasoline,
avoid inhaling fumes and skin contact, extinguish all smoking materials. Never allow
sparks, flame or smoking materials near
gasoline!
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.
open, starter switch is now in
position 0, same as SmartKey removed from starter switch).
왘
Open the fuel filler flap by pushing at
the point indicated by the arrow.
The fuel filler flap springs open.
왘
Turn the fuel cap to the left and hold on
to it until possible pressure is released.
왘
Take off the cap and set it in the recess
on the fuel filler flap.
To prevent fuel vapors from escaping
into open air, fully insert filler nozzle
unit.
왘
Turn the engine off
앫
by turning the SmartKey to
position 0. Remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch.
앫
by pressing the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button. Open the driver’s door (with the driver’s door
왘
Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle
unit cuts out – do not top up or overfill.
컄컄
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Operation
At the gas station
컄컄
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.
왘
Replace the fuel cap by turning it to the
right.
You will hear when the fuel cap is tightened.
왘
Close the fuel filler flap.
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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.
More information on gasoline can be
found in the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet.
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Leaving the engine running and the fuel
cap open can cause the ? malfunction indicator lamp to illuminate.
For more information, see the “Practical hints” section (컄 page 306).
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Check regularly and before a long trip
1 Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system*
2 Coolant level
3 Brake fluid
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Opening the hood, see (컄 page 272).
Operation
At the gas station
Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system*
For more information on refilling the washer reservoir, see “Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 281).
Coolant
For more information on coolant, see
“Coolant” (컄 page 278) and see “Fuels,
coolants, lubricants, etc.” (컄 page 391).
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
Center immediately. Do not add brake
fluid as this will not solve the problem.
For more information, see “Practical
hints” (컄 page 305).
For information on brake fluid, see “Brake
fluid” (컄 page 394)
Engine oil level
For more information on engine oil, see
“Engine oil” (컄 page 273).
Vehicle lighting
Check function and cleanliness. For more
information on replacing light bulbs, see
“Replacing bulbs” (컄 page 353).
For more information, see “Switching on
headlamps” (컄 page 47).
Tire inflation pressure
For information on tire inflation pressure,
see “Checking tire inflation pressure”
(컄 page 283).
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Operation
Engine compartment
왔 Engine compartment
왘
Hood
Warning!
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Do not pull the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise the hood could
be forced open by passing air flow.
Opening
Pull release lever 1 in direction of arrow.
왘
Pull handle 2 to its stop out of radiator
grille.
The hood is unlocked and handle 2
will extend out of the radiator grille.
왘
Pull up on the hood (do not pull up on
the handle) and then release it.
!
To avoid damage to the windshield wipers or hood, never open the hood if the
wiper arms are folded forward away
from the windshield.
The hood lock release lever is located in
the driver’s footwell to the left of the parking brake pedal.
The hood will be automatically held
open at shoulder height by gas-filled
struts.
Warning!
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To help prevent personal injury, stay clear of
moving parts when the hood is open and the
engine is running. Make sure the hood is
properly closed before driving. When closing
the hood, use extreme caution not to catch
hands or fingers.
The radiator fan may continue to run for approximately 30 seconds or even restart after the engine has been turned off. Stay
clear of fan blades.
2 Handle for opening the hood
1 Release lever
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Operation
Engine compartment
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 down. If necessary, call the fire department.
Warning!
G
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
cranked manually
Closing
Warning!
Engine oil
G
Be careful that you do not close the hood on
anyone.
왘
왘
The amount of oil your engine needs will
depend on a number of factors, including
driving style. Higher oil consumption can
occur when
앫
the vehicle is new
Let the hood drop from a height of approximately 1 ft. (30 cm).
앫
the vehicle is driven frequently at
higher engine speeds
The hood will lock audibly.
Engine oil consumption checks should only
be made after the vehicle break-in period.
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.
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Do not use any special lubricant additives, as these may damage the drive
assemblies. Using special additives not
approved by Mercedes-Benz will restrict your warranty entitlement.
More information on this subject is
available at any Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Operation
Engine compartment
앫
Checking the engine oil level with the
control system
When checking the oil level the vehicle
must
앫
be parked on level ground
앫
be at normal operating temperature
앫
have been stationary for at least five
minutes with the engine turned off
To check the engine oil level via the multifunction display, do the following:
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 or press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button* twice.
The standard display (컄 page 139) should
appear in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button k or j on the
steering wheel until the following message is seen in the multifunction display:
CORRECT MEASUREMENT
ONLY IF VEH. LEVEL
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ADD 1.5 QTS. TO
REACH MAX. OIL LEVEL!
(Canada: 1.5 LITERS)
앫
(Canada: 2.0 LITERS)
After about three seconds this message is displayed:
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ENGINE OIL LEVEL
MEASURING NOW!
If you want to interrupt the checking
procedure, press the k or j
button on the multifunction steering
wheel.
One of the following messages will subsequently appear in the indicator:
앫
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
OK
앫
ADD 1.0 QT. TO
REACH MAX. OIL LEVEL!
(Canada: 1.0 LITER)
ADD 2.0 QTS.
TO REACH MAX. OIL LEVEL!
왘
If necessary, add engine oil.
For adding engine oil see (컄 page 277).
For more information on engine oil, see
the “Technical data” section (컄 page 391)
and (컄 page 393).
Operation
Engine compartment
Other display messages
If you see the message:
!
If the SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button* is not in position 2, the following
message will appear:
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
NOT WHEN ENGINE ON!
Excess oil must be siphoned or drained
off. It could cause damage to the engine and catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
FOR ENGINE OIL LEVEL
IGNITION ON!
왘
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
If the engine is at normal operating
temperature, wait five minutes before
checking oil.
왘
If the engine is not yet at normal operating temperature, you must wait
30 minutes before checking oil.
Switch on ignition.
If you see the message:
PERF. SERV. ON TIME
왘
왘
If engine is at normal operating
temperature, wait five minutes before
repeating check procedure.
If engine is not yet at normal operating
temperature, wait 30 minutes before
repeating check procedure.
If there is excess engine oil with the engine
at normal operating temperature, the following message will appear:
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
REDUCE OIL LEVEL
왘
Have excess oil siphoned or drained
off. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Perform the engine oil level check with
the dipstick (S 430, S 500, and
S 55 AMG only) if it cannot be completed with the control system .
In this case we recommend that you
have the system checked at a
Mercedes-Benz Center.
For more information on messages in the
display concerning engine oil , see the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 326).
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Operation
Engine compartment
Checking the engine oil level with the
oil dipstick (S 430, S 500, and
S 55 AMG only)
When checking the oil level the vehicle
must
왘
Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the dipstick guide tube.
왘
Pull out oil dipstick 1 again after approximately three seconds to obtain
accurate reading.
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The filling quantity between the upper
and lower marks on the oil dipstick is
approximately 2.1 US qt. (2.0 l).
앫
be parked on level ground
왘
앫
be at normal operating temperature
For adding engine oil see (컄 page 277).
앫
have been stationary for at least five
minutes with the engine turned off
For more information on engine, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 391) and
(컄 page 393).
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The engine oil level can be checked by
either the oil dipstick or via the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 274). The amount of engine
oil needed is shown more precisely in
the multifunction display.
To check the engine oil level with the oil
dipstick, do the following:
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 272).
왘
Pull out oil dipstick 1 (컄 page 277).
왘
Wipe oil dipstick 1 clean.
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If necessary, add engine oil.
For more information on messages in the
display concerning engine oil, see the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 326).
Oil dipstick
The oil level is correct when it is between
the lower (min) and upper (max) mark of
the oil dipstick.
Operation
Engine compartment
Adding engine oil
!
Excess oil must be siphoned or drained
off. It could cause damage to the engine and catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
!
Only use approved engine oils. For a
listing of approved engine oils, refer to
the Factory Approved Service Products
pamphlet in your vehicle literature portfolio.
In addition, check the oil filler cap for
important information pertaining to the
engine oil needing to meet a specific
Mercedes-Benz specification
(e.g. MB 229.5). If such information is
printed on the oil filler cap, only use an
engine oil from the list of approved engine oils in the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet that meets the
specification indicated on the oil filler
cap.
Using engine oils of other specification
may cause the FSS to incorrectly determine the next service interval and will
result in engine damage not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
왘
Screw filler cap 2 back on filler neck.
S 430, S 430 4MATIC, S 500, S 500 4MATIC,
and S 55 AMG
1 Oil dipstick (S 430, S 500, and
S 55 AMG only)
2 Filler cap
왘
Unscrew filler cap 2 from filler neck.
왘
Add engine oil as required. Be careful
not to overfill with oil.
Be careful not to spill any oil when adding.
Avoid environmental damage caused by oil
entering the ground or water.
S 600
1 Filler cap
왘
Unscrew filler cap 1 from filler neck.
왘
Add engine oil as required. Be careful
not to overfill with oil.
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Operation
Engine compartment
컄컄 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 catalytic converter not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
왘
Screw filler cap 1 back on filler neck.
For more information on engine, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 391) and
(컄 page 393).
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Transmission fluid level
Coolant
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 Center
check the automatic transmission.
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze.
앫
the vehicle must be parked on level
ground, and
Active Body Control* (ABC*) fluid level
앫
the engine must be cool.
Regular fluid level check is not required. If
you notice fluid leaks or malfunction messages in the multifunction display, have an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center check
the ABC-system.
When checking the coolant level,
Operation
Engine compartment
Warning!
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The coolant expansion tank is located on
the passenger side of the engine compartment.
!
S 600:
Only open the cap on coolant expansion tank 1. Never open the cap between the charge-air coolers.
Otherwise, the engine could be damaged.
In order to avoid any possibly serious burns:
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.
앫
Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if engine 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.
앫
앫
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.
The coolant level is correct if the level
앫
for cold coolant: reaches the black top
part of the reservoir
앫
for warm coolant: is approximately
0.6 in (1.5 cm) higher
왘
Add coolant as required.
왘
Replace and tighten cap.
1 Coolant expansion tank
왘
왘
Using a rag, turn the cap slowly approximately one half turn to the left to release any excess pressure.
Continue turning the cap to the left and
remove it.
For more information on coolant, see
“Coolants” (컄 page 395).
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
Battery
Your vehicle’s battery is located on the
right side of the trunk floor (컄 page 366).
The battery should always be sufficiently
charged in order to achieve its rated service life. Refer to Service Booklet for battery maintenance intervals.
If you use your vehicle mostly for short-distance trips, you will need to have the battery charge checked more frequently.
G
A Risk of explosion
flames or sparks away
from battery. Do not smoke.
D Keep
acid is caustic. Do not
allow it to come into contact
B Battery
with skin, eyes or clothing.
In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with clear
water and seek medical help if
necessary.
When replacing the battery, always use
batteries approved by Mercedes-Benz.
If you do not intend to operate your vehicle
for an extended period of time, consult an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center about
steps you need to observe.
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Observe all safety instructions
and precautions when handling
automotive batteries.
E
C
F
Wear eye protection.
Keep children away.
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.
Operation
Engine compartment
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
The windshield washer reservoir is located
in the engine compartment.
During all seasons, add MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “S” to water. Premix
the windshield washer fluid in a suitable
container.
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate 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.
1 Washer fluid reservoir
Fluid for the windshield washer system and
the headlamp cleaning system is supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir. It
has a capacity of approximately:
앫
3.2 US qt. (3.0 l) in vehicles without
headlamp cleaning system
앫
7.1 US qt. (6.7 l) in vehicles with headlamp cleaning system or heated reservoir
Warning!
!
Only use washer fluid which is suitable
for plastic lenses. Improper washer
fluid can damage the plastic lenses of
the headlamps.
i
If the windshield washer system on
your vehicle is heated*, a fluid mixture
produced to resist freezing at temperatures of approximately 14°F (–10°C)
should be sufficient.
For more information, see “Windshield and
headlamp washer system” (컄 page 398).
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.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
왔 Tires and wheels
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz 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. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. If incorrectly sized rims and tires are
mounted:
앫
The wheel brakes or suspension components can be damaged.
앫
The correct operating clearance of the
wheels and the tires are no longer guaranteed.
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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, use only 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. Mercedes-Benz can therefore
not assure the operating safety of the vehicle when such tires are used.
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
for information on tested and recommended rims and tires for summer and winter
operation.
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 pressure loss and damage to
the tire beads.
앫
If vehicle is heavily loaded, check tire
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 under 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).
Operation
Tires and wheels
Life of tires
Direction of rotation
The service life of a tire is dependent upon
varying factors including but not limited to:
Unidirectional tires offer added advantages, such as better hydroplaning performance. To benefit, however, you must
make sure the tires rotate in the direction
specified.
앫
Driving style
앫
Tire pressure
앫
Distance driven
Warning!
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the intended direction of tire rotation.
G
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after
six years, regardless of the remaining tread.
!
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.
Checking tire inflation pressure
Warning!
G
If the tire 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.
Regularly check your tire pressure at intervals of no more than 14 days.
Correct the tire pressure only when tires
are cold.
If the tires are warm, you should only correct the tire pressure if it is too low for current operating conditions.
A table on the fuel filler flap lists the specified tire inflation pressures for warm and
cold tires as well as for various operating
conditions.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
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The pressures listed for light loads are
minimum values offering high driving
comfort.
Increased inflation pressures listed for
heavier loads may also be used for light
loads. These higher pressures produce
favorable handling characteristics. The
ride of the vehicle, however, will be
somewhat harder. Never exceed the
max. values or inflate tires below the
min. values listed on the fuel filler flap.
Tire 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 pressure where the
temperature is different from the outside
temperature.
Tire temperature and tire pressure also increase while driving, depending on the
driving speed and the tire load.
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Warning!
G
Follow recommended tire inflation pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflating tires
can result in sudden deflation (blowout) because they are more likely to become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes,
etc.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear unevenly, adversely affect handling
and fuel economy, and are more likely to fail
from being overheated.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified vehicle capacity weight (as indicated by the label on the pillar in the driver’s
door opening). Overloading the tires can
overheat them, possibly causing a blowout.
Check the spare tire periodically for condition and inflation pressure. Spare tires will
age and become worn over time even if
never used, and thus should be inspected
and replaced when necessary or after a
maximum of six years.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Checking tire pressure electronically*
(vehicles produced up to approximately October 2003)
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Possible differences between the readings of a tire pressure gauge of an air
hose, e.g. gas station equipment, and
the vehicle’s control system can occur.
The readings issued by the control system are more precise.
i
Check with an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center to determine
the equipment installed in your vehicle.
The tire inflation pressure monitor 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 (컄 page 134). The inflation pressures are displayed only after a
few minutes travel time.
You can select the unit of measure used for
the tire inflation pressure by changing the
setting in the control system (컄 page 134).
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display menu appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 134).
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until you see the current inflation pressures for each tire appear in the display.
Warning!
G
The tire inflation pressure monitor does not
indicate a warning for wrongly selected inflation pressures. Always adjust tire inflation
pressure according to the label on the fuel
filler flap.
The tire inflation pressure monitor 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.
i
Operating radio transmission equipment (e.g. wireless headsets, two-way
radios) in or near the vehicle could
cause the tire inflation pressure monitor to malfunction.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
G
Follow recommended tire inflation pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflating tires
can result in sudden deflation (blowout) because they are more likely to become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes,
etc.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear unevenly, adversely affect handling
and fuel economy, and are more likely to fail
from being overheated.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified vehicle capacity weight (as indicated by the label on the pillar in the driver’s
door opening). Overloading the tires can
overheat them, possibly causing a blowout.
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Activating the tire inflation pressure
monitor
You must activate the tire inflation pressure monitor in the following cases:
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see the current inflation pressures for each tire appear in the display
or the following message appears in
the display
앫
If you have changed the tire pressure
앫
If you have replaced the wheels or tires
앫
If you have installed new wheels or
tires
TIRE PRES.
DISPLAY AFTER DRIVING
A FEW MINS.
REACTIVATE USING
R-BUTTON
왘
Make sure the tire pressure is correctly
set.
i
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display menu appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 134).
If transporting a deflated road wheel or
additional wheel sensors in the vehicle,
the tire inflation pressure monitor
should not be reactivated until the deflated wheel or additional wheel sensors have been removed from the
vehicle. Otherwise, the deflated wheel
or additional sensors could cause the
tire inflation pressure monitor system
to malfunction.
Operation
Tires and wheels
왘
Press the reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22).
If you wish to cancel activation:
왘
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
If the following message appears in the
multifunction display:
MONITOR CURRENT TIRE PRESSURE
왘
REACTIVATE TIRE
PRES. MONITOR
Press æ button.
or
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
TIRE PRES.
CHECK TIRES!
TIRE PRESS. CONTROL ACTIVATED!
The tire inflation pressure monitor will
now monitor the tire inflation pressure
values of all four tires.
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
TIRE PRES.
DISPLAY AFTER DRIVING
A FEW MINS.
REACTIVATE USING
R-BUTTON
Press ç button.
왘
Check the tire inflation pressures and
correct them if necessary.
왘
Reactivate the tire inflation pressure
monitor.
Checking tire pressure electronically*
(vehicles produced as of approximately
October 2003)
i
Check with an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center to determine
the equipment installed in your vehicle.
The tire inflation pressure monitor 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.
You can call up the tire pressure using the
control system (컄 page 134).
This display appears until the individual
inflation pressure values are matched
with the tires. The individual values are
then displayed (컄 page 285).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
i
왘
Switch on ignition.
After you have reactivated the tire
pressure monitor, the current tire pressures will only be shown after a few
minutes’ driving time.
During this time, you will see the following message in the display:
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display menu appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 134).
TIRE PRES. DISPLAY
APPEARS AFTER
DRIVING A FEW MINUTES
i
Possible differences between the readings of a tire pressure gauge of an air
hose, e.g. gas station equipment, and
the vehicle’s control system can occur.
The readings issued by the control system are more precise.
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until you see the current inflation pressures for each tire appear in the display.
Warning!
G
When the tire pressure monitoring system
warning lamp is lit, one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated. You should
stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure
as indicated on the vehicle’s tire information
placard. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and
can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation 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 inflation
pressure as specified in the vehicle placard
and owner’s manual.
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The recommended tire inflation pressures for your vehicle can be found on
the inside of the fuel filler flap, not in
the owner’s manual.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
G
The tire inflation pressure monitor does not
indicate a warning for wrongly selected inflation pressures. Always adjust tire inflation
pressure according to the label on the fuel
filler flap.
The tire inflation pressure monitor 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.
i
Operating radio transmission equipment (e.g. wireless headsets, two-way
radios) in or near the vehicle could
cause the tire inflation pressure monitor to malfunction.
Warning!
G
Follow recommended tire inflation pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflating tires
can result in sudden deflation (blowout) because they are more likely to become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes,
etc.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear unevenly, adversely affect handling
and fuel economy, and are more likely to fail
from being overheated.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified vehicle capacity weight (as indicated by the label on the pillar in the driver’s
door opening). Overloading the tires can
overheat them, possibly causing a blowout.
Reactivating the tire pressure monitor
The tire pressure monitor must be reactivated in the following situations:
앫
If you have changed the tire pressure
앫
If you have replaced the wheels or tires
앫
If you have installed new wheels or
tires
왘
Using the table on the fuel filler flap,
make sure the tire inflation pressure of
all four tires is correct.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see the current inflation pressures for each tire appear in the display
or the following message appears in
the display
TIRE PRES. DISPLAY
APPEARS AFTER
DRIVING A FEW MINUTES
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Press æ button.
If you wish to cancel activation:
If you are transporting a deflated tire in
the vehicle, do not activate the tire
inflation pressure monitor until
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
왘
앫
the deflated tire is no longer in the
vehicle
앫
you have inflated the tire to the correct pressure
The tire inflation pressure monitor will
now monitor the tire inflation pressure
values of all four tires.
왘
i
왘
Press the reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22).
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
CHECK CURRENT TIRE PRES.?
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TIRE PRES. MONITOR REACTIVATED
Press ç button.
If one of the following messages appears in
the multifunction display:
앫
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
REACTIVATE AFTER
CORRECTING PRESSURE!
Afterward, the following message will
appear in the display:
앫
TIRE PRES. DISPLAY
APPEARS AFTER
DRIVING A FEW MINUTES
TIRE PRES.
PLEASE CORRECT!
왘
Check the tire inflation pressures and
correct them if necessary.
왘
Reactivate the tire inflation pressure
monitor.
This display appears until the individual
inflation pressure values are matched
with the tires. The individual values are
then displayed (컄 page 287).
Operation
Tires and wheels
Rotating wheels
Warning!
!
G
Rotate front and rear wheels only if they are
of the same size.
On vehicles with the same wheel size all
around, wheels can be rotated every 3000
to 6000 miles (5000 to 10000 km), or
sooner if necessary, according to the degree of tire wear. The same direction of tire
rotation must be retained.
Your vehicle is equipped with a tire inflation pressure monitor, there are
electronic components built into the
wheel.
Do not use mounting tools in the area
of the valve as they could damage the
electronic components.
To prevent damage or incorrect installation, have the tires changed at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
G
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).
Use only genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel
bolts specified for your vehicle's rims.
For information on wheel change, see the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 344) and
(컄 page 361).
Rotate the wheels before the characteristic tire wear pattern becomes visible
(shoulder wear on front wheels and tread
center wear on rear wheels).
Thoroughly clean the inner side of the
wheels after each rotation. Check and ensure proper tire inflation pressure. If necessary, activate the tire inflation pressure
monitor.
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Operation
Winter driving
왔 Winter driving
Before the onset of winter, have your vehicle winterized at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. This service includes:
앫
Check of anticorrosion and antifreeze
concentration.
앫
Addition of cleaning concentrate to the
water of the windshield and headlamp
cleaning system. Add MB Concentrate
“S” to a premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze which is formulated
for temperatures below freezing point
(컄 page 396).
앫
앫
Battery test. Battery capacity drops
with decreasing ambient temperature.
A well charged battery helps to ensure
that the engine can be started even at
low ambient temperatures.
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
Always use winter tires at temperatures
below 45°F (7°C) and whenever wintry
road conditions prevail. Use of winter tires
is the only way to achieve the maximum effectiveness of the ABS, ESP, and 4MATIC
in winter operation.
For safe handling, make sure that all
mounted winter tires are of the same make
and have the same tread design.
Warning!
G
Winter tires with a tread depth of less than
1⁄
6 in (4 mm) must be replaced. They are no
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 at your tire dealer or any
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
G
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 Center.
Operation
Winter driving
Block heater (Canada only)
The engine is equipped with a block heater.
The electrical cable may be installed at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Snow chains
i
When using snow chains, vehicles with
AIRMATIC should only be driven at
raised vehicle level (컄 page 219). Vehicles with ABC* should only be driven at
vehicle height 1 (컄 page 221).
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.
i
!
When driving with snow chains, you
may wish to deactivate the
ESP (컄 page 80) before setting the vehicle in motion. This will improve the
vehicle‘s traction.
Even on vehicles with all-wheel drive,
use snow chains on rear tires only.
Please observe the following guidelines
when using snow chains:
앫
Use of snow chains is not permissible
with all wheel/tire combinations.
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 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.
Do not use snow chains with tire sizes
245/45 R 18 on 8 1/2 x 18 rims and
265/40 R 18 in general (컄 page 384).
Do not use snow chains on tires mounted on AMG rims.
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Operation
Maintenance
왔 Maintenance
We strongly recommend that you have
your vehicle serviced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, in accordance with
the Service Booklet at the times called for
by the FSS (Flexible Service System).
Clearing the service indicator
Failure to have the vehicle maintained in
accordance with the Service Booklet at the
designated times/mileage called for by
the FSS may result in vehicle damage not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
왘
FSS will notify you when your next service
is due.
Approximately one month before your next
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):
SERVICE
SERVICE
SERVICE
SERVICE
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A
A
A
A
IN XXXXX MILES (KM)
IN XXX DAYS
IN X DAY
DUE NOW!
The service indicator is automatically
cleared after 30 seconds. You can also
clear it yourself.
The type of service due is indicated in the
multifunction display:
9
´
Minor service (A)
Major service (B)
i
The interval between services depends
on your driving habits. A gentle driving
style, moderate engine speeds and the
avoidance of short-distance trips will
lengthen the interval between services.
Press the reset button on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22).
Service term exceeded
If you have exceeded the suggested service term, you will see the following message in the multifunction display:
SERVICE A EXCEEDED BY XXXX MILES (KM)
SERVICE A EXCEEDED BY XXX DAYS
SERVICE A EXCEEDED BY X DAY
An acoustic signal will also sound.
The Mercedes-Benz Center will reset the
service indicator following a completed
service.
Operation
Maintenance
Calling up the service indicator
Resetting the service indicator
왘
In the event that the service on your vehicle is not carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, you can reset the
service indicator yourself.
Switch on ignition.
The standard display of the control system appears (컄 page 139).
왘
Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel until FSS indicator with the service symbol 9 or
´ and the service deadline appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
The standard display of the control system appears (컄 page 139).
왘
Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel until the FSS
indicator with the service symbol 9
or ´ and the service deadline appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press reset button on the instrument
cluster for about three seconds.
i
If the battery is disconnected, the days
of disconnection will not be included in
the count shown by the service indicator. To arrive at the true service deadline, you will need to subtract these
days from the days shown in the service indicator.
Do not confuse the service indicator
with the engine oil level indicator :.
Switch on ignition.
왘
To confirm, press reset button until you
hear a signal.
The service indicator now displays the
reset interval.
i
If the service indicator was inadvertently reset, have a Mercedes-Benz Center
correct it.
Only reset if the proper service has
been performed. Resetting the system
without performing proper service as
called for by the FSS will cause the FSS
to incorrectly determine the next service interval which will result in engine
damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
This message appears in the multifunction display:
SERVICE INTERVAL...
RESET WITH
R BUTTON FOR 3 SEC.
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Operation
Vehicle care
왔 Vehicle care
Cleaning and care of vehicle
Warning!
G
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.
Never use fluids or solvents that are not designed for cleaning your vehicle.
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:
앫
near the ocean
앫
in industrial areas (smoke, exhaust
emissions)
Tar
앫
during winter operation
Gravel and stone chipping
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.
앫
Air pollution
앫
Road salt
앫
앫
To avoid paint damage, you should immediately remove:
앫
Grease and oil
앫
Fuel
앫
Coolant
앫
Brake fluid
앫
Bird droppings
앫
Insects
앫
Tree resins, etc.
Frequent washing reduces and/or eliminates the aggressiveness and potency of
the above adverse influences.
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More frequent washings are necessary to
deal with unfavorable conditions:
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.
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.
Operation
Vehicle care
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 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 Center.
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.
Additional information can be found in the
booklet “Vehicle Care Guide“.
Power washer
Tar stains
When using a power washer for cleaning
the vehicle, always observe the manufacturer’s operating instructions.
Quickly remove tar stains before they dry
and become more difficult to remove. A tar
remover is recommended.
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 approx. 3 ft. (approx. 1 m), the
vehicle could be inadvertently locked
or unlocked.
!
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.
Paintwork, painted body components
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care
should be applied when water drops on the
paint surface do not “bead up”, normally
every three to five months, depending on
climate and washing detergent used.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Cleaner
should be applied if the paint surface
shows signs of embedded dirt (i.e. loss of
gloss).
Do not apply any of these products or wax
if your vehicle is parked in the sun or if the
hood is still hot.
Use the appropriate MB-Touch-Up Stick
for quick and provisional repairs of minor
paint damage (i.e. chips from stones, vehicle doors, etc.).
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Operation
Vehicle care
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
Do not use hot water or wash your vehicle
in direct sunlight. Only use a mild car wash
detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo.
Thoroughly spray the vehicle with a diffused jet of water. Direct only a very weak
spray towards the ventilation intake. Use
plenty of water and rinse the sponge and
chamois frequently.
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Rinse with clear water and thoroughly dry
with a chamois. Do not allow cleaning
agents to dry on the finish.
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.
In the winter, thoroughly remove all traces
of road salt as soon as possible.
When washing the underbody, do not forget to clean the inner sides of the wheels.
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 approx. 3 ft. (approx. 1 m), the
vehicle could be inadvertently locked
or unlocked.
Ornamental moldings
For regular cleaning and care of very dirty
chrome-plated parts, use a chrome cleaner.
Headlamps, 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.
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and use only a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the lenses. Do not attempt to wipe dirty lenses with a dry cloth
or sponge.
Operation
Vehicle care
Cleaning the Distronic* system sensor
cover
Cleaning the Parktronic* system
sensors
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and use only a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the sensor. Do not attempt to wipe dirty sensors with a dry cloth
or sponge.
Wiper blades
!
1 Distronic* system sensor cover
1 Parktronic* sensors
왘
왘
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water to clean sensor cover 1.
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and use only a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the sensor cover. Do
not attempt to wipe dirty sensors with a
dry cloth or sponge.
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water to clean
sensors 1.
When using a steam cleaner or power
washer, aim nozzle only briefly from a minimum distance of 4 in (10 cm) at
sensors 1.
Fold the windshield wiper arms away
from the windshield to a vertical position only. They could otherwise damage the hood.
왘
Turn on the wipers and place it in a vertical position.
For information on placing the wipers to a
vertical position, see “Replacing wiper
blades” (컄 page 359).
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Operation
Vehicle care
Warning!
G
!
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove SmartKey from starter switch before
cleaning the wiper blades, otherwise the
wiper motor might suddenly turn on and
cause injury.
Fold the windshield wiper arms away
from the windshield in a vertical position only. They could otherwise damage the hood.
왘
왘
Clean the wiper blade inserts with a
clean cloth and detergent solution.
!
Fold the windshield wiper arms back
onto the windshield before turning the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
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.
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왘
Window cleaning
Turn on the wipers and place it in a vertical position.
For information how to place the wipers in
a vertical position, see “Replacing wiper
blades” (컄 page 359).
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove SmartKey from starter switch before
cleaning the windshield, otherwise the wiper
motor might suddenly turn on and cause injury.
Use a window cleaning solution on all
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.
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.
Operation
Vehicle care
Light alloy wheels
Steering wheel and gear selector lever
Seat belts
Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care
should be used for regular cleaning of the
light alloy wheels.
Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly
or clean with Mercedes-Benz approved
Leather Care.
The webbing must not be treated with
chemical cleaning agents. Only use clear,
lukewarm water and soap. Do not dry the
webbing at temperatures above 176°F
(80°C) or in direct sunlight.
If possible, clean wheels once a week with
Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care, using a soft bristle brush and a strong spray
of water.
Follow the instructions on container.
i
Only use acid-free cleaning materials.
Acid may cause corrosion or damage
the clear coat.
Instrument cluster
Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution. Wipe with a cloth moistened in lukewarm solution. Do not use
scouring agents.
Cup holder
Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution. Wipe with a cloth moistened in lukewarm solution. Do not use
scouring agents.
Warning!
G
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.
Hard plastic trim items
Pour Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto soft lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
Headliner and shelf below rear window
Clean with soft bristle brush, or use a
dry-shampoo cleaner in case of excessive
dirt.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Upholstery
Nubuck leather upholstery (S 55 AMG)
Plastic and rubber parts
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.
The nubuck leather upholstery is treated
with a protective coating. Wipe nubuck
leather upholstery with damp microfiber
cloth to remove dust and other light stains.
Carefully dab nubuck leather upholstery
with a microfiber cloth to remove oil stains.
Do not use oil or wax on these parts.
Leather upholstery
Wipe leather upholstery with a damp cloth
and dry thoroughly or clean with
Mercedes-Benz approved Leather Care.
Exercise particular care when cleaning perforated leather as its underside should not
become wet.
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!
Do not use Mercedes-Benz approved
Leather Care or any solvents to clean
nubuck leather upholstery.
Avoid hard scrubbing on nubuck leather upholstery.
Wood trims
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
Replacing bulbs
Replacing wiper blades
Flat tire
Battery
Jump starting
Towing the vehicle
Fuses
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
왔 What to do if …?
Lamps in instrument cluster
Problem
-
General information:
If a bulb in the instrument cluster fails to
come on during the bulb self-check when
Possible cause
the ignition is turned on, have it checked
and replaced if necessary.
Suggested solution
The yellow ABS malfunction in- The ABS has detected a malfunction and
왘 Continue driving with added caution.
dicator lamp comes on while
has switched off. The BAS and the ESP are
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
driving.
also switched off (see messages in display).
reducing steering capability.
The brake system is still functioning normally but without the ABS available.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
If the ABS control unit is malfunctioning,
other systems such as Parktronic*, Distron- Failure to follow these instructions increasic*, and the automatic transmission may
es the risk of an accident.
also be malfunctioning.
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts and the ABS has switched off.
When the voltage is above this value again,
the ABS is operational again.
왘
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If necessary, have the generator and
battery checked.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Problem
;
(USA only)
3
(Canada only)
Warning!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The red brake warning
lamp comes on while
driving and you hear a
warning sound.
You are driving with the parking brake set. 왘 Release the parking brake (컄 page 45).
The red brake warning
lamp comes on while
driving.
There is insufficient brake fluid in the reser- 왘 Risk of accident! Carefully stop the vehivoir.
cle and notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add
brake fluid! This will not solve the problem.
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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. 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
?
(USA only)
±
(Canada only)
Possible cause
Suggested solution
왘
Have the vehicle checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz 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.
The fuel cap is not closed tightly.
왘
Close the fuel cap.
Your gas tank is empty.
왘
After refuelling, start the engine three or
four times in succession.
The yellow malfunction There is a malfunction in:
indicator lamp comes on
앫 The fuel management system
while driving.
앫 The ignition system
앫
The emission control system
앫
Systems which affect emissions
Such malfunctions may result in excessive
emissions values and may switch the engine to its limp-home (emergency operation) mode.
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
Possible cause
Suggested solution
l
The red Distronic warning lamp You are too close to the vehicle in front of
comes on while driving.
you to maintain selected speed.
l
The red Distronic warning lamp 앫 You are gaining too rapidly on the vehi- 왘 Apply the brakes immediately.
comes on while driving and you
cle ahead of you.
왘 Carefully observe the traffic situation.
hear a warning sound.
You may need to brake or maneuver to
앫 The distance warning system has recogavoid hitting an obstacle.
nized a stationary obstacle on your
probable line of travel.
v
The yellow ESP warning lamp
flashes while driving.
왘
Apply the brakes immediately to increase the following distance.
The ESP or traction control has come into 왘 When driving off, apply as little throttle
operation because of detected traction loss
as possible.
in at least one tire.
왘 While driving, ease up on the acceleraDistronic* is deactivated.
tor.
왘
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road and weather conditions.
왘
Do not deactivate the ESP.
Exceptions: (컄 page 80).
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an accident.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Problem
v
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Possible cause
Suggested solution
The yellow ESP warning lamp
comes on while driving.
The ESP is deactivated.
왘
The yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp comes on while
driving.
The fuel level has gone below the reserve
mark.
Switch the ESP back on (컄 page 81).
Risk of accident!
If the ESP cannot be switched back on, have
the system checked at an authorized
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailMercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
ing road, weather, and traffic conditions.
The red seat belt telltale illumi- The warning lamp reminds you to fasten
nates for a brief period after
seat belts.
starting the engine.
왘
Refuel at the next gas station
(컄 page 269).
왘
Fasten your seat belt.
The warning lamp goes out.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Problem
H
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The yellow warning lamp for the The tire pressure monitor detects a loss of 왘 Bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
tire pressure monitor comes on. pressure in at least one tire.
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
Observe the traffic situation around you.
왘
Warning!
G
When the tire pressure monitoring system
warning lamp is lit, one or more of your tires
is significantly under-inflated. You should
stop and check your tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to the proper pressure
as indicated on the vehicle’s tire information
placard. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and
can lead to tire failure.
Under-inflation 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 inflation pressure as specified in
the vehicle placard and owner’s manual.
Take note of the messages in the multifunction display.
i
The recommended tire inflation pressures for your vehicle can be found on
the inside of the fuel filler flap, not in
the owner’s manual.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Problem
1
Possible cause
The red SRS indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
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 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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Suggested solution
There is a malfunction in the restraint sys- 왘 Drive with added caution to the nearest
tems. The airbags or emergency tensioning
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
devices (ETDs) could deploy unexpectedly
or fail to activate in an accident.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Lamp in center console
Problem
Possible cause
The PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp comes on.
A BabySmartTM child seat is installed on the
Suggested solution
front passenger seat. Therefore the passenger front airbag is switched off.
The system is malfunctioning when there is 왘 Have the system checked as soon as
no BabySmartTM child seat installed on the
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
front passenger seat.
The PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
The system is malfunctioning.
lamp does not come on with a
BabySmartTM1 child seat properly installed
on the front passenger seat.
왘
Make sure that there is nothing between
seat cushion and child seat and check
installation of the child seat.
왘
If the light remains out, have the system
checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Do not use the BabySmartTM restraint to
transport children on the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
1
BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens AutomotiveCorp.
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Practical hints
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Messages in the display
Warning!
The control system shows warning and
malfunction messages in the multifunction
display.
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 malfunction memory menu in
the control system (컄 page 134) 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 22).
Other messages of high priority and messages of less immediate priority can be
cleared from the multifunction display using the reset button (컄 page 22). These are
then stored in the malfunction message
memory (컄 page 150).
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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 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.
Warning!
G
No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction display is inoperative.
Contact your nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
i
Turning the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 2, or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button twice
causes all lamps as well as the multifunction display to come on. Make sure
that they are all 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 display. High priority messages
appear on a red background.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Text messages
Display
Display message
Possible cause
ABC
ACTIVE BODY CONTROL The capability of the ABC system is restrict- 왘 Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
DRIVE CAREFULLY!
ed. This can impair the handling.
The vehicle is losing oil.
ACTIVE BODY CONTROL The vehicle is parked on an extremely
STOP, CAR TOO LOW! uneven surface.
ABC is malfunctioning.
Possible solution
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz center as
soon as possible.
왘
Stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
so.
왘
Press the vehicle level control button to select level 2 (컄 page 221).
왘
Stop and press the vehicle level control button to select a higher vehicle level
(컄 page 221).
왘
Do not turn steering wheel too far to avoid
damaging the front fenders.
왘
Listen for scraping noises.
왘
Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz center as
soon as possible.
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION The display for ABC or the ABC system itself 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
VISIT WORKSHOP!
is malfunctioning.
soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
ABC
ACTIVE BODY CONTROL The capability of the ABC system is restrict- 왘 Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
VISIT WORKSHOP!
ed.
왘
ABS
MALFUNCTION!
VISIT WORKSHOP!
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz center as
soon as possible.
The ABS has detected a malfunction and
왘 Continue driving with added caution. Wheels
has switched off. The ESP and the BAS are
may lock during hard braking, reducing steeralso deactivated.
ing capability.
The brake system is still functioning normally but without the ABS available.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the
risk of an accident.
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION The ABS or the ABS display is malfunction- 왘 Continue driving with added caution. Wheels
VISIT WORKSHOP!
ing.
may lock during hard braking, reducing steer-
ing capability.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the
risk of an accident.
AIR FILTER
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CHANGE CARTRIDGE
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The air filter is clogged.
왘
Have the air filter checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display
Display message
Possible cause
CRUISE CONTROL
CRUISE CONTROL
VISIT WORKSHOP!
Cruise control or Distronic* is malfunction- 왘 Have cruise control or Distronic* checked by
ing.
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
DISTRONIC
EXTERNAL INTERFERENCE
REACTIVATE!
Distronic* is switched off and is temporarily 왘 Try activating Distronic* again later.
unavailable.
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
SEE OPER. MANUAL
Distronic* is switched off because the Dis- 왘 Clean the Distronic* cover in the radiator
tronic* cover in the radiator grille is dirty.
grille (컄 page 299).
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
Distronic* is malfunctioning or the display 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
is malfunctioning.
soon as possible.
MALFUNCTION!
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The ESP has detected a malfunction and
switched off.
The ABS may still be operational.
ESP
Possible solution
왘
Restart the vehicle.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the
risk of an accident.
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION The ESP or the ESP display is malfunction- 왘 Continue driving with added caution.
VISIT WORKSHOP!
ing.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the
risk of an accident.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
ESP
NOT AVAILABLE!
SEE OPER. MANUAL
The ESP was deactivated the power supply 왘 Synchronize the ESP. With the vehicle stahas been interrupted.
tionary and the engine running, turn the
steering wheel completely to the left and
The ABS is still operational.
then to the right to synchronize the ESP.
If the ESP message does not go out:
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the
risk of an accident.
!
When synchronizing the ESP, make
sure you can turn the steering wheel in
both directions as far as it will go without the wheel hitting any objects, e.g.
a road curb.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
P
SHIFT
TO P
You have tried to turn off the engine with
the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button with
the gear selector lever not in P.
왘
PRE-SAFE
INACTIVE
SEE OPER. MANUAL!
If BAS or ESP malfunction messages are
왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
displayed simultaneously, PRE-SAFE has
soon as possible.
been deactivated as a result of these malfunctions. All other occupant safety systems, such as the airbags, are still available.
PRE-SAFE itself has failed. All other occupant safety systems, such as the airbags,
are still available.
왘
Place the gear selector lever in position P.
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Symbol messages
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
@
AIRMATIC
STOP, CAR TOO LOW!
The vehicle is parked on an extremely
uneven surface.
왘
Press the vehicle level control button to
select the raised vehicle level
(컄 page 219).
The vehicle level control is malfunctioning.
왘
Stop and press the vehicle level control
button to select a higher vehicle level
(컄 page 219).
왘
Do not turn steering wheel too far to
avoid damaging the front fenders.
왘
Listen for scraping noises.
왘
Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph
(80 km/h).
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz center
as soon as possible.
AIRMATIC
DRIVE CAREFULLY!
The capability of the AIRMATIC system is 왘 Do not exceed a speed of 50 mph
restricted.
(80 km/h).
왘
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Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz center
as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
@
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The display for AIRMATIC or the AIRMAT- 왘 Visit an authorized
IC system itself is malfunctioning.
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
AIRMATIC
LEV. SEL. CANCELED!
앫
You have exceeded a speed of
75 mph (120 km/h).
Possible solution
왘
Press the vehicle level control button to
adjust the vehicle level (컄 page 219).
or
앫
You have maintained a speed of between 50 mph (80 km/h) and 75 mph
(120 km/h) for more than 5 minutes.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
#
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
BATTERY/ALTERNATOR
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The battery was charged with a battery
charger or jump started.
왘
Have the battery checked at a service
station.
The battery is no longer charging.
Possible causes:
왘
Stop immediately and check the
poly-V-belt.
앫
alternator malfunctioning
If it is broken:
앫
broken poly-V-belt
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. Notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
If it is intact:
왘
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Drive immediately to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Adjust driving to be consistent with reduced braking
responsiveness.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
2
;
(USA only)
3
Display message
Possible cause
BRAKE PAD WEAR
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The brake pads have reached their wear 왘 Have the brake pads replaced as soon as
limit.
possible.
BRAKE FLUID
VISIT WORKSHOP!
There is insufficient brake fluid in the res- 왘 Risk of accident! Stop the vehicle and noervoir.
tify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Do not add brake fluid! This will not solve
the problem.
PARK. BRAKE
RELEASE BRAKE!
You are driving with the parking brake en- 왘 Release the parking brake (컄 page 45).
gaged.
(Canada only)
;
(USA only)
!
Possible solution
(Canada only)
Warning!
G
Driving with this message displayed can result in an accident. Have your brake system
checked immediately. Don’t 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.
Brake pad thickness must be visually
checked by a qualified technician at the
intervals specified in the Service Booklet.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
?
VISIT WORKSHOP!
There may be a malfunction in the:
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
왘
Add coolant (컄 page 278).
왘
If you have to add coolant frequently,
have the cooling system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
B
Warning!
앫
Fuel injection system
앫
Ignition system
앫
Exhaust system
앫
Fuel system
The coolant level is too low.
COOLANT
CHECK LEVEL!
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 can 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 a sufficient
amount of coolant in the cooling system. The engine will overheat, causing
major engine damage.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Ï
Warning!
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
COOLANT
STOP, ENGINE OFF!
The coolant is too hot.
왘
Stop the vehicle and turn off the engine.
왘
Only start the engine again after the message disappears. You could otherwise
damage the engine.
G
Driving when your engine is badly 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 and can occur just by opening
the engine hood. Stay away from the engine
if you see or hear steam coming from it.
During severe operating conditions,
e.g. stop-and-go 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
engine damage which is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Ï
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
COOLANT
STOP, ENGINE OFF!
The poly-V-belt could be broken.
왘
Stop immediately and 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. Notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
If it is intact:
왘
Ï
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COOLANT
VISIT WORKSHOP!
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.
The cooling fan for the coolant is malfunc- 왘 Observe the coolant temperature display.
tioning.
왘 Have the fan replaced as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
G
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The instrument cluster display is malfunc- 왘 Continue driving with added caution.
tioning.
왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION
VISIT WORKSHOP!
Certain electronic systems are unable to 왘 Have the electronic systems checked by
relay information to the control system.
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The following systems may have failed:
±
J
DOOR OPEN!
앫
Coolant temperature display
앫
Tachometer
앫
Cruise control display
You are attempting to drive with one or
more doors open.
Possible solution
왘
Close the doors.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
:
USA only:
The engine oil level is too low.
왘
Add engine oil (컄 page 277) and check
the engine oil level (컄 page 274).
There is no oil in the engine. There is a
danger of engine damage.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt as
soon as possible.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Add engine oil (컄 page 277) and check
the engine oil level (컄 page 274).
ADD 1.0 QT. ENGINE
OIL
AT NEXT REFUELING!
Canada only:
ADD 1.0 LITER ENGINE
OIL
AT NEXT REFUELING!
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
STOP, ENGINE OFF!
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
REDUCE OIL LEVEL
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You have added too much engine oil.
왘 Have excess oil siphoned or drained off.
There is a risk of damaging the engine or
Observe all legal requirements with rethe catalytic converter.
spect to its disposal.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
:
Display message
Possible cause
ENGINE OIL
VISIT WORKSHOP!
It may be that there is water in the engine 왘 Have the engine oil level checked
oil.
(컄 page 274).
ENGINE OIL LEVEL
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The engine oil has dropped to a critical
level.
ENGINE OIL SENSOR
VISIT WORKSHOP!
When the message ADD 1.0 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.
Possible solution
왘
Check the engine oil level (컄 page 274)
and add engine oil as required
(컄 page 277).
왘
If you must add engine oil frequently,
have the engine checked for possible
leaks.
The measuring system is malfunctioning. 왘 Have the measuring system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
When this occurs, the warning will first
come on intermittently and then stay on if
the oil level drops further.
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.
!
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.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
_
Y
I
Display message
Possible cause
ENTRY POSITION
DO NOT DRIVE!
Seat, exterior mirrors and steering wheel 왘 Wait until the seat, exterior mirrors and
have not yet moved to their preset driving
steering wheel have moved to their drivpositions.
ing positions.
The message will disappear.
HOOD OPEN!
You are driving with the hood open.
왘
Close the hood (컄 page 273).
REMOVE KEY!
You have forgotten to remove the
SmartKey.
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the ignition.
REPLACE KEY!
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
The batteries in the SmartKey are dead.
왘
Change the batteries (컄 page 349).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Change the battery (컄 page 349).
AUTOM. LIGHT ON
REMOVE KEY!
F
KEY
CHECK BATTERY!
The battery in the KEYLESS-GO* key is
discharged.
KEY
NOT RECOGNIZED!
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is not rec- 왘 Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
ognized while the engine is running beso.
cause
왘 Search for the SmartKey.
앫 the SmartKey is not in the vehicle
Otherwise the vehicle cannot be centrally
앫
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Possible solution
there is strong radio-frequency inter- locked nor can the engine be started again
after it has been stopped.
ference
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
F
KEY
NOT RECOGNIZED!
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is mo- 왘 Change the position of the SmartKey with
mentarily not recognized.
KEYLESS-GO* in the vehicle.
왘
.
Operate the vehicle with the SmartKey in
the starter switch if necessary.
KEY DETECTED
IN VEHICLE
A SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* left in the 왘 Take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
vehicle was recognized while locking the
out of the vehicle.
vehicle from the outside.
KEY
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
The KEYLESS-GO* system is malfunction- 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cening.
ter as soon as possible.
3RD BRAKE LIGHT
CHECK LAMP!
The high mounted brake lamp is malfunc- 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Centioning.
ter as soon as possible.
BRAKE LIGHT
VISIT WORKSHOP!
Brake lamp illumination is delayed or
lamp is permanently on.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
BRAKE LIGHT, L
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The left brake lamp is malfunctioning. A
back-up bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
BRAKE LIGHT, R
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The right brake lamp is malfunctioning. A 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cenback-up bulb is being used.
ter as soon as possible.
DISPLAY MALFUNCTION
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The display for the lamps or the system is 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cenmalfunctioning.
ter as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
.
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
FRONT FOGLAMP, L
CHECK LAMP!
The left front fog lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
FRONT FOGLAMP, R
CHECK LAMP!
The right front fog lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
FR. L. PARK. LAMP
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The left parking lamps are malfunctioning. A back-up bulb is being used.
FR. R. PARK. LAMP
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The right parking lamps are malfunction- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
ing. A back-up bulb is being used.
HIGH BEAM, L
CHECK LAMP!
The left high beam lamp is malfunctioning.
HIGH BEAM, R
CHECK LAMP!
The right high beam lamp is malfunction- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
ing.
왘
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
LICENSE PLATE LAMP, L The left license plate lamp is malfunction- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
CHECK LAMP!
ing.
LICENSE PLATE LAMP, R The right license plate lamp is malfuncCHECK LAMP!
tioning.
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왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
.
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
LIGHT SENSOR
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
The lamp sensor is malfunctioning. The
headlamps switch on automatically.
왘
In the control system, set lamp operation
to manual (컄 page 154).
왘
Switch on headlamps using the exterior
lamp switch.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
LOW BEAM, L
CHECK LAMP!
The left low beam lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
LOW BEAM, R
CHECK LAMP!
The right low beam lamp is malfunction- 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cening.
ter as soon as possible.
MARKER LIGHT, FL
CHECK LAMP!
The front left side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
MARKER LIGHT, FR
CHECK LAMP!
The front right side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
REAR FOGLAMP
CHECK LAMP!
The rear fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
REVERSE LIGHT, L
CHECK LAMP!
The left reverse lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
REVERSE LIGHT, R
CHECK LAMP!
The right reverse lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
.
332
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
STANDING LIGHT, L
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The left standing lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
A back-up bulb is being used.
STANDING LIGHT, R
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The right standing signal lamp is malfunc- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
tioning. A back-up bulb is being used.
TAIL LIGHT, L
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The left tail lamp is malfunctioning. A
back-up bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
TAIL LIGHT, R
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The right tail lamp is malfunctioning. A
back-up bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
SWITCH OFF LIGHTS!
Lamps have been turned on although the 왘 Turn off the headlamps.
SmartKey in the ignition is in position 0.
TURN SIGNAL F, L
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The left front turn signal lamp is malfunc- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
tioning. A back-up bulb is being used.
TURN SIGNAL F, R
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The right front turn signal lamp is mal왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
functioning. A back-up bulb is being used.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
.
<
K
J
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
TURN SIGNAL, L
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The left rear turn signal lamp is malfunctioning. A back-up bulb is being used.
왘
TURN SIGNAL, R
CHECK LAMP!
SUBSTITUTE LAMP ON!
The right rear turn signal lamp is malfunc- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
tioning. A back-up bulb is being used.
TURN SIG. MIRROR, L
CHECK LAMP!
The left turn signal in the side mirror is
왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cenmalfunctioning. This message will only apter as soon as possible.
pear if all light emitting diodes have
stopped working.
TURN SIG. MIRROR, R
CHECK LAMP!
The right turn signal in the side mirror is 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cenmalfunctioning. This message will only apter as soon as possible.
pear if all light emitting diodes have
stopped working.
SEAT BELT SYSTEM
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The seat belt system is malfunctioning.
CLOSE
SUNROOF!
You have opened the driver’s door with
왘 Close the sliding/pop-up roof
the SmartKey removed from the starter
(컄 page 199).
switch and the sliding/pop up roof open.
CLOSE
SUNROOF!
You have opened the driver’s door with
왘 Close the sliding/pop-up roof
the SmartKey removed from the starter
(컄 page 199).
switch and the sliding/pop up roof open.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
L
TELE AID
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
One or more main functions of the Tele
Aid system are malfunctioning.
왘
TELE AID BATTERY
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP!
The emergency power battery for the Tele 왘 Have the Tele Aid system checked by an
Aid system is malfunctioning. If the vehiauthorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
cle battery is also discharged, Tele Aid
will not be operational.
FUNCTION
NOT AVAILABLE!
This display appears if button t or
s on the multifunction steering wheel
is pressed and the vehicle is not equipped
with a telephone.
TRUNK OPEN!
This message will appear whenever the
trunk lid is open.
WASHER FLUID
CHECK LEVEL!
The fluid level has dropped to about 1/3 왘 Add washer fluid (컄 page 281).
of total reservoir capacity.
t
Ê
W
Warning!
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.
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왘
Have the Tele Aid system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Close the trunk lid.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Tire pressure monitor messages
(vehicles produced up to approximately
October 2003)
Display symbol
Display message
H
TIRE PRES.
The tire pressure is being checked.
DISPLAY AFTER DRIVING
A FEW MINS. REACTIVATE
USING R-BUTTON
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
NOT ACTIVE
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
Possible cause
Possible solution
The tire inflation pressure monitor* is un- 왘 Check the tire pressure at the next serable to monitor the tire pressure due to
vice station.
앫
the presence of several wheel sensors
in the vehicle.
앫
excessive wheel sensor temperatures.
앫
a nearby radio interference source.
앫
unrecognized wheel sensors mounted.
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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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
H
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
REACTIVATE!
The tire inflation pressure monitor* is de- 왘 Activate the tire inflation pressure monactivated.
itor* (컄 page 286).
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
VISIT WORKSHOP!
The tire inflation pressure monitor* is
malfunctioning.
TIRE PRES.
CAUTION, TIRE DEFECT!
왘
Have the tire inflation pressure monitor* checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
A wheel without proper sensor was installed.
왘
Check and correct tire pressure as required (컄 page 283).
One or more tires are deflating.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrubt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrubt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
The tire pressure in one or more tires is
already below the minimum value.
TIRE PRES.
CHECK TIRES!
The tire pressure in one or more tires is
low.
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
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Possible solution
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
H
TIRE PRES., RF
CAUTION, TIRE DEFECT!
The right front tire is deflating.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrubt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
TIRE PRES., RF
CHECK TIRES!
TIRE PRES., LF
CAUTION, TIRE DEFECT!
TIRE PRES., LF
CHECK TIRES!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
The right front tire pressure is low.
The left front tire is deflating.
The left front tire pressure is low.
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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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
H
TIRE PRES., RR
CAUTION, TIRE DEFECT!
The right rear tire is deflating.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrubt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 361).
TIRE PRES., RR
CHECK TIRES!
TIRE PRES., LR
CAUTION, TIRE DEFECT!
TIRE PRES., LR
CHECK TIRES!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
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The right rear tire pressure is low.
The left rear tire is deflating.
The left rear tire pressure is low.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Tire pressure monitor messages
(vehicles produced as of approximately
October 2003)
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
H
TIRE PRES.
CAUTION, TIRE
DEFECT!
One or more tires are deflating.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding abrubt steering and braking maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation around
you
왘
Repair or change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding abrubt steering and braking maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation around
you.
왘
Repair or change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Check and correct tire pressure as required (컄 page 283).
The pressure has fallen significantly in
one or more tires.
TIRE PRES.
CHECK TIRES!
TIRE PRES.
PLEASE CORRECT!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
The pressure is too low in one or more
tires.
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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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
H
TIRE PRES., LF
CAUTION, TIRE
DEFECT!
The left front tire is deflating.
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrubt braking maneuvers. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Repair or change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Check the tire.
왘
Check and correct tire pressure as required.
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrubt braking maneuvers. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Repair or change the wheel (컄 page 361).
TIRE PRES., LF
CHECK TIRES!
TIRE PRES., RF
CAUTION, TIRE
DEFECT!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
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The left front tire pressure is low.
The right front tire is deflating.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
H
TIRE PRES., RF
CHECK TIRES!
The right front tire pressure is low.
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Check the tire.
왘
Check and correct tire pressure as required.
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrubt braking maneuvers. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Repair or change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Check the tire.
왘
Check and correct tire pressure as required.
TIRE PRES., LR
CAUTION, TIRE
DEFECT!
TIRE PRES., LR
CHECK TIRES!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
The left rear tire is deflating.
The left rear tire pressure is low.
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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Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
Possible solution
H
TIRE PRES., RR
CAUTION, TIRE
DEFECT!
The right rear tire is deflating.
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrubt braking maneuvers. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Repair or change the wheel (컄 page 361).
왘
Bring the vehicle to a halt. Observe the
traffic situation around you.
왘
Check the tire.
왘
Check and correct tire pressure as required.
왘
Activate the tire pressure monitor after
correcting the tire pressure values
(컄 page 283).
TIRE PRES., RR
CHECK TIRES!
The right rear tire pressure is low.
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
There was a tire pressure warning mesREACTIVE AFTER
sage.
CORRECTING PRESSURE!
The yellow warning lamp for the tire pressure monitor comes on and you have not
reactivated the system since the last tire
pressure check.
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
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You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Practical hints
What to do if …?
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause
H
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
REACTIVATED
The tire pressure monitor is using the current pressure values as the basis for monitoring.
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
CURRENTLY
UNAVAILABLE
The tire inflation pressure monitor* is un- 왘 Remove any extra wheel sensors from the
able to monitor the tire pressure due to:
vehicle
TIRE PRES. MONITOR
NOT OPERATIONAL
DRIVE TO WORKSHOP
앫
the presence of several wheen sensors in the vehicle
앫
excessive wheel sensor temperatures
앫
a nearby radio interference source
앫
unrecognized wheel sensors installed
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
As soon as the causes of the malfunction
have been removed, the tire pressure monitor automatically becomes active again.
The tire pressure monitor or a wheel sen- 왘 Have the tire inflation pressure monitor
sor is malfunctioning.
checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
A wheel without proper sensor was installed.
Warning!
Possible solution
왘
Have the wheels checked.
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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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
왔 Where will I find ...?
First aid kit
The first aid kit is located in the storage
compartments under the front passenger
seat.
Removing the first aid kit
왘
Press buttons 2 together and fold
lid 1 down.
Remove first aid kit.
Vehicle jack, vehicle tool kit, luggage
bowl, spare wheel
The spare wheel, the vehicle tools, and the
luggage bowl are stored in the compartment underneath the trunk floor.
Storing the first aid kit
왘
Place first aid kit in the storage compartments.
왘
Close lid 1 until both buttons 2 of
lock engage.
i
1 Lid
2 Buttons
Check expiration dates and contents
for completeness at least once a year
and replace missing/expired items.
1 Jack
2 Storage tray with vehicle tool kit
3 Luggage bowl
4 Spare wheel
왘
Lift up trunk floor cover and engage
trunk floor handle in upper edge of
trunk.
You can now remove the tools and accessories.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
!
To prevent damage, always disengage
trunk floor handle from trunk lid and
lower trunk floor before closing the
trunk lid.
The vehicle tool kit includes:
앫
One interchangeable slot/Phillips
screwdriver
앫
One towing eye bolt
앫
One wheel bolt wrench with socket
wrench
앫
One alignment bolt
앫
One pair of gloves
앫
One fuse extractor
앫
One fuse chart for the main fuse box
앫
Spare fuses
Vehicle jack
To prepare the vehicle jack for use
왘
Remove the vehicle jack from the spare
wheel well under the trunk floor.
왘
Push the crank handle up.
왘
Turn the crank handle clockwise until it
engages (operational position).
Storing the vehicle jack in the trunk
왘
Retract the vehicle jack arm to the
base of the vehicle jack.
왘
Push the crank handle up.
왘
Turn the crank handle counterclockwise to the end of the stop (storage position).
컄컄
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
컄컄
Warning!
G
Spare wheel
Removing the spare wheel
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 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.
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왘
Take out the vehicle tool kit tray 2.
왘
Loosen the luggage bowl 3. To do so,
turn the luggage bowl counterclockwise
왘
Remove the spare wheel 4.
Storing the spare wheel
왘
Place spare wheel 4in wheel well.
왘
Secure the spare wheel. To do so, turn
the luggage bowl 3 clockwise to its
stop.
왘
Place vehicle tool kit tray 2 in luggage
bowl.
Spare wheel S 430, S 500 and S 600
(except Sport Package*)
The spare wheel rim is mounted with a full
sized tire of the same type as on the vehicle, and it is fully functional.
However, that spare wheel rim is weight
optimized and has a limited service life of
12000 miles (20000 km) use before a
standard wheel rim must replace it.
In case of flat tire, you may temporarily use
the spare wheel.
Do not operate vehicle with more than one
spare wheel mounted.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Warning!
G
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
The spare wheel rim is for temporary use
only. Use for over a total of 12000 miles
(20000 km) (aggregate of all uses) may
cause wheel rim failure leading to an accident and possible injuries.
The spare wheel should only be used temporarily and replaced with a regular road wheel
as quickly as possible.
For more information, see “Rims and tires”
(컄 page 384).
Spare wheel S 55 AMG and Sport
Package*
In case of a flat tire, you may temporarily
use the spare wheel when observing the
following restrictions:
앫
Do not exceed a vehicle speed of
50 mph (80 km/h).
앫
Drive to the nearest tire repair facility
to have the flat tire repaired or replaced as appropriate.
앫
Do not operate vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
Warning!
G
The dimensions of the spare wheel are different from those of the road wheels. As a
result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a mounted spare
wheel. Adapt your driving style accordingly.
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
The spare wheel is for temporary use only.
When driving with spare wheel mounted, ensure proper tire pressure and do not exceed
vehicle speed of 50 mph (80 km).
The spare wheel rim is for temporary use
only. Use for over a total of 12000 miles
(20000 km) (aggregate of all uses) may
cause wheel rim failure leading to an accident and possible injuries.
The spare wheel should only be used temporarily and replaced with a regular road wheel
as quickly as possible.
For more information, see “Rims and tires”
(컄 page 384).
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
왔 Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the driver’s door
Unlocking the vehicle
If you are unable to unlock the vehicle with
the SmartKey, open the driver’s door and
the trunk using the mechanical key.
i
Unlocking your vehicle with the mechanical key will trigger the anti-theft
alarm system.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the following:
1 Mechanical key locking tab
2 Mechanical key
With SmartKey
왘
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
앫
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
With KEYLESS-GO*
앫
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button (컄 page 33).
앫
Grasp the outside door handle
(컄 page 55).
348
Move locking tab 1 in direction of arrow and slide the mechanical key 2
out of the housing.
1 Unlocking
2 Locking
왘
Unlock the door with the mechanical
key. To do so, push the mechanical key
into the lock until it stops and turn it to
the left.
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the trunk
왘
A minimum height clearance of 6 ft.
(1.85 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
If you are unable to unlock the trunk with
the SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, open the
trunk with the mechanical key.
Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise to position 1.
왘
Slide mechanical key 2 out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 348).
The trunk unlocks and opens.
왘
Lock the driver’s door with the mechanical key (컄 page 348).
왘
Lock the trunk lid if necessary with the
mechanical key (if applicable)
(컄 page 105).
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
The trunk lid lock is located above the rear
license plate recess.
Locking the vehicle
If you are unable to lock the vehicle with
the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*, lock it with the mechanical
key as follows:
왘
Close the passenger doors and the
trunk lid.
왘
Press the central locking switch in the
center console (컄 page 107).
1 Unlocking and opening
왘
Insert the mechanical key into the
trunk lid lock.
왘
Check to see whether the locking knob
on the passenger door is still visible. If
necessary push it down manually.
Replacing batteries in the SmartKey/
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
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 Center.
Warning!
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Keep the batteries out of reach of children.
If a battery is swallowed, seek medical help
immediately.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
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.
i
When changing batteries, always replace both batteries.
The required replacement batteries are
available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
SmartKey
왘
Remove mechanical key 1
(컄 page 348).
왘
Insert the mechanical key 1 in side
opening and push gray slide.
The battery compartment is unlatched.
1 Mechanical key
2 Battery compartment
Replacement batteries: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
350
왘
Pull the battery compartment 2 out of
the SmartKey housing in direction of
arrow.
왘
Remove the batteries.
3 Battery
4 Contact spring
왘
Using a lint-free cloth, insert new
batteries 3 under the contact
spring 4 with the plus (+) side facing
up.
왘
Return battery compartment into housing until it locks into place.
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Replacement battery: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
왘
Remove mechanical key (컄 page 348).
왘
Insert the mechanical key in side opening and push gray slide.
Fuel filler flap
In case the central locking system does
not release the fuel filler flap, you can it
manually.
The battery compartment is unlatched.
1 Battery
2 Tilt battery up
3 Mechanical key
왘
Pull the battery compartment out of the
SmartKey housing.
왘
Using mechanical key 3, apply pressure to position 2.
Battery 1 tilts up slightly.
왘
i
The required replacement battery is
available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Pull out battery 1 in direction of arrow.
왘
Using a lint-free cloth, insert new battery with the plus (+) side facing up.
왘
Return battery compartment into housing until it locks into place.
1 Release knob
왘
Open the trunk.
왘
Remove the trim inside the trunk on the
right-hand side.
왘
Pull release knob 1 in the direction of
arrow.
The fuel filler flap can be opened.
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Practical hints
Opening/closing in an emergency
왔 Opening/closing in an emergency
Sliding/pop-up roof
You can open or close the sliding/pop-up
roof manually should an electrical malfunction occur.
The driving mechanism for the sliding/pop-up roof is located behind the lens
of the interior overhead light.
왘
Pry off lens 1 using a flat blade srewdriver (컄 page 344).
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 1 or 2.
왘
Remove the crank from the operator’s
manual pouch.
왘
Insert crank 2 through hole.
왘
Turn crank 2 clockwise to:
왘
앫
close slide roof
앫
raise roof at the rear
Turn crank 2 counterclockwise to:
앫
open slide roof
앫
lower roof at the rear
The sliding/pop-up roof must be resynchronized after being operated manually
(컄 page 202).
2 Crank
1 Lens
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왔 Replacing 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.
Bulbs
Front lamps
Lamp
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 Center for headlamp adjustment.
i
Backup bulbs will be brought into use
when the following lamps malfunction:
앫
Turn signal lamps
앫
Brake lamps
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
1
Type
1 Additional turn signal lamps
LED
2 Low beam1
H7-55 W
Bi -Xenon*
D2S-35 W
3 Turn signal lamp
2357 A
4 Fog lamp
H7-55 W
5 Parking and standing lamp
W5W
6 Side marker lamp
W5W
7 High beam
H7-55 W
Vehicles with Bi-Xenon headlamps*: Low beam
and high beam use the same D2S-35W lamp. Do
not replace the Bi-Xenon bulbs yourself. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Rear lamps
Notes on bulb replacement
Lamp
Type
8 Brake lamp
LED
9 Turn signal lamp
PY 21 W
Keep bulbs out of reach of children.
a Tail and standing
lamp, side marker
P 21/4 W
b Backup lamp
P 21 W
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot. Allow the lamp to cool down before changing
a bulb.
Warning!
G
c License plate lamps C 5 W
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas. A
bulb can explode if you:
d Tail lamp, Rear fog
lamp
앫
touch or move it when hot
앫
drop the bulb
앫
scratch the bulb
P 21/4 W
e High mounted brake LED
lamp
Wear eye and hand protection.
Because of high voltage in Bi-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.
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앫
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.
앫
Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
handling bulbs.
앫
Your hands should be dry and free of oil
and grease.
앫
If the newly installed bulb does not
come on, visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
앫
Have the LEDs and bulbs for the following lamps replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
앫
Additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors
앫
High mounted brake lamp
앫
Bi-Xenon lamps*
앫
Front fog lamps
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Replacing low beam bulbs
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
Bi-Xenon* headlamp
Warning!
1 Headlamp cover for fog lamp
2 Headlamp cover for high beam halogen
headlamp bulb, parking and standing
lamp
3 Headlamp cover for Bi-Xenon* (low and
high beam) or halogen (low beam)
headlamp bulb
4 Bulb socket for fog lamp
5 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp
6 Electrical connector for high beam
halogen headlamp bulb
7 Electrical connector for low beam
headlamp bulb
8 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp
G
Do not remove the 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.
Halogen headlamp
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 272).
왘
Press the tab on cover 3 and remove
cover.
왘
Pull connector 7 off of the lamp.
왘
Release the retaining springs and take
out the bulb.
컄컄
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
컄컄 왘
Insert the new bulb in the socket so
that the base is in the recess on the
lower left.
왘
Attach the retaining springs.
왘
Insert connector 7 into the bulb.
왘
Press cover 3 onto the housing until
the tab engages.
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Replacing halogen high beam bulbs
Front turn signal lamp bulb
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 272).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 272).
왘
Press the tab on cover 2 and remove
cover.
왘
Twist bulb socket 8 counterclockwise
and pull out.
왘
Pull connector 6 off of the bulb.
왘
왘
Apply pressure on the bulb contacts
from above until the bulb releases from
the retaining springs.
Gently push bulb into socket, turn
counterclockwise and remove.
왘
Insert new bulb in socket, push in and
twist clockwise.
왘
Remove bulb.
왘
왘
Insert the new bulb in the socket with
the marking facing upward.
Reinstall bulb socket in lamp and twist
clockwise until it engages.
왘
Press the bulb upward on the contacts
until it engages in the retaining springs.
왘
Insert connector 6 onto the bulb.
왘
Press cover 2 onto the housing until
the tab engages.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Parking and standing lamp bulb
Side marker lamp bulb
왘
Pull bulb out of the bulb socket.
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Insert new bulb in socket.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 272).
왘
왘
Press the tab on cover 2 and remove
cover.
Reinstall bulb socket, push in and twist
clockwise.
왘
To reinstall lamp, set rear end in
bumper and let front end snap into
place.
왘
Pull out the bulb socket 5 with the
bulb.
왘
Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.
왘
Insert a new bulb in the socket.
왘
Reinstall the bulb socket.
왘
Press cover 2 onto the housing until
the tab engages.
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Carefully slide lamp towards rear.
왘
Remove front end first.
왘
Twist bulb socket counterclockwise
and pull out.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Tail lamp assemblies
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Open trunk.
왘
Turn the catch, and move the trim to
the side.
왘
Turn bulb socket counterclockwise and
pull out.
왘
Gently twist bulb counterclockwise and
pull out of bulb holder.
왘
Insert new bulb into the holder and turn
it clockwise.
1 Screws
Reinstall bulb socket.
왘
Switch off the lights.
The bulb socket should audibly click.
왘
Loosen both screws 1 and remove
lamp.
왘
Replace the tubular lamp and reinstall
it.
왘
Retighten the screws.
왘
1 Turn signal lamp (white socket)
2 Tail, parking, standing, and side marker
lamp (red socket)
3 Tail lamp, rear fog lamp (red socket)
4 Backup lamp (black socket)
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왘
License plate lamp
Replace trim and secure with lock.
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
왔 Replacing wiper blades
!
To avoid damage to the hood, the wiper
arms should only be folded forward
when in the vertical position.
Removing wiper blades
왘
Turn SmartKey in starter switch
position 1.
왘
Turn combination switch to wiper
setting II (컄 page 48).
왘
With wiper arm in vertical position, turn
SmartKey in starter switch to
position 0.
Warning!
Wiper blades in vertcal position
G
For safety reasons, remove SmartKey from
starter switch before replacing a wiper
blade. Otherwise the motor could suddenly
turn on and cause injury.
왘
Fold the wiper arm forward until it
snaps into place.
왘
Turn the wiper blade at a right angle to
wiper arm (arrow 1).
왘
Slide the wiper blade sideways out of
the retainer in the direction of
arrow 2.
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Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Installing wiper blades
!
왘
Slide the wiper blade onto wiper arm
until it locks in place
Never open the hood when the wiper
arm is folded forward.
왘
Rotate the wiper blade into position
parallel to wiper arm.
왘
Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on
the windshield. Make sure you hold
onto the wiper when folding the wiper
arm back.
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.
Do not allow the wiper arms to contact
the windshield glass without a wiper
blade inserted.
Make certain that 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 Center.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
왔 Flat tire
Preparing the vehicle
왘
Park the vehicle as far as possible from
moving traffic on a hard surface.
왘
Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
왘
Turn the steering wheel so that the
front wheels are in a straight ahead
position.
왘
Set the parking brake.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to P.
Vehicles with SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* button on the gear selector lever once (컄 page 54).
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.
Mounting the spare wheel
Warning!
G
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
The spare wheel rim is for temporary use
only. Use for over a total of 12 000 miles
(20 000 km) (aggregate of all uses) may
cause wheel rim failure leading to an accident and possible injuries.
Vehicles with SmartKey:
i
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 53).
Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
The spare wheel should only be used temporarily and replaced with a regular road wheel
as quickly as possible.
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
S 55 AMG and Sport Package* only:
The spare wheel is for temporary use only.
When driving with spare wheel mounted, ensure proper tire pressure and do not exceed
vehicle speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
The dimensions of the spare wheel are different from those of the road wheels. As a
result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a mounted spare
wheel. Adapt your driving style accordingly.
왘
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Preparing the vehicle
왘
Take vehicle tool kit tray and vehicle
jack out of trunk .
왘
Take the spare wheel out of wheel well
(컄 page 344).
Lifting the vehicle
왘
Prevent the vehicle from rolling away
by blocking wheels with wheel chocks
(not included) or other sizable objects.
When changing wheel on a level surface:
왘
Place one chock in front of and one behind the wheel that is diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed.
When changing wheel on a hill:
왘
Place chocks behind the downhill sides
of both wheels of the axle not being
worked on.
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Warning!
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack tubes built 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 the jack arm is
fully inserted in the jack tube. Always lower
the vehicle onto sufficient capacity jackstands before working under the vehicle.
왘
Take the two-piece wheel wrench out
of the vehicle tool kit tray. Assemble
wheel wrench.
왘
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts (approximately one full turn with wrench).
The tube openings are located directly behind the front wheel housings and in front
of the rear wheel housings.
Practical hints
Flat tire
왘
Keeping jack in this position, turn
crank 3 clockwise until the jack base
meets the ground. Make sure the jack
is vertical (plumb line).
왘
Continue to turn the crank until the tire
is a maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) from the
ground.
Warning!
1 Jack support tube cover
왘
Move cover 1 toward rear by pressing
at point indicated by arrow.
왘
Remove cover 1 carefully to avoid
damage to the locking tabs.
1 Jack support tube hole
2 Jack arm
3 Crank
왘
Insert jack arm 2 fully into tube
hole 1 up to the stop.
Warning!
G
G
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.
Insert the jack arm fully into the jack support tube hole up to the stop. Otherwise the
vehicle may fall from the jack and cause personal injury or damage to the vehicle.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Removing the wheel
Mounting the new wheel
왘
Clean contact surfaces of wheel and
wheel hub.
!
To avoid paint damage, place wheel flat
against hub and hold it there while installing first wheel bolt.
왘
Guide the spare wheel onto the alignment bolt and push it on.
왘
Insert wheel bolts and tighten them
slightly.
왘
Unscrew the alignment bolt, install last
wheel bolt and tighten slightly.
Warning!
1 Alignment bolt
왘
왘
왘
G
Unscrew upper-most wheel bolt and remove.
Always replace wheel bolts that are damaged or rusted.
Replace this wheel bolt with alignment
bolt 1 supplied in the tool kit.
Never apply oil or grease to wheel bolts.
Remove the remaining bolts.
!
Do not place wheel bolts in sand or dirt.
This could result in damage to the bolt
and wheel hub threads.
왘
Warning!
Remove the wheel.
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Damaged wheel hub threads should be repaired immediately. Do not continue to drive
under these circumstances! Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz 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 you are using the correct wheel
bolts.
G
Use only genuine equipment
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts. Other wheel
bolts may come loose.
Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the vehicle is raised. Otherwise the vehicle could
tip over.
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
왘
Before storing the jack in the trunk, it
should be fully collapsed, with handle
folded in.
Place the wheel bolt wrench, alignment
bolt and jack back in the vehicle tool kit
in the trunk and close the covering lid.
Replacing jack support tube cover
왘
Slide tongue of cover under the upper
edge of the tube opening.
왘
Applying even pressure, press cover
until it snaps into place. Be careful not
to damage the locking tabs or clamp
the plastic retaining strap.
!
You can also screw the faulty wheel
down into the spare wheel well in the
trunk.
Do not activate the tire inflation pressure monitor* until the depressurized
tire is no longer in the vehicle.
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).
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Practical hints
Battery
왔 Battery
Warning!
!
G
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.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in severe injury or death.
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.
Have the battery checked regularly by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Refer to Service Booklet for maintenance intervals or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for further
information.
G
Warning!
G
앫
you will no longer be able to turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch and
pressing the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button on the gear selector lever will
have no effect
앫
the gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P
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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1 Battery cover
왘
With a disconnected battery
Warning!
The battery is located on the right side of
the trunk under the battery cover.
Pull on the outer, right-hand side of
cover 1 and remove it in the direction
of the arrow.
Practical hints
Battery
2 Positive terminal
3 Negative terminal
Disconnecting the battery
Charging and reinstalling battery
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
왘
Open the trunk lid (컄 page 97).
Charge battery in accordance with the
instructions of the battery charger
manufacturer.
왘
Remove the battery cover 1.
왘
왘
Use a 10 mm open-end wrench to disconnect the battery negative lead 3.
Reinstall the charged battery. Follow
the previously described steps in reverse order.
왘
Remove cover from the positive
terminal 2.
왘
Disconnect the battery positive
lead 2.
Removing the battery
왘
Remove the screw securing the battery.
왘
Remove the battery support and
bracket.
왘
Take out the battery.
Warning!
G
Never charge a battery while still installed in
the vehicle. Gases may escape during charging and cause explosions that may result in
paint damage, corrosion or personal injury.
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Practical hints
Battery
Reconnecting the battery
i
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Connect the positive lead and fasten its
cover 2.
The following procedures must be carried out following any interruption of
battery power (e.g. due to reconnecting):
왘
Connect negative lead 3.
앫
Set the clock (see COMAND operator’s manual).
앫
Resynchronize the ESP
(컄 page 316).
앫
Resynchronize side windows
(컄 page 198).
앫
Resynchronize sliding/pop-up roof
(컄 page 202).
앫
Resynchronize rear seats if they
were adjusted five seconds or less
before the battery was disconnected .
!
Never invert the terminal connections.
!
The battery, its filler caps and the vent
tube must always be securely installed
when the vehicle is in operation.
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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.
Practical hints
Jump starting
왔 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.
Read all instructions before proceeding.
If the battery is discharged, the engine can
be started with jumper cables and the battery of another vehicle. Observe the following:
앫
Jump starting should only be performed
when the engine and catalytic converter are cold.
앫
Do not start the engine if the battery is
frozen. Let the battery thaw out first.
앫
Only use 12 volt battery to jump start
your vehicle. Jump starting with a more
powerful battery could damage the vehicle’s electrical system, which will not
be covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
앫
Only use jumper cables with sufficient
cross-section and insulated terminal
clamps.
앫
Always make sure that the jumper cables are not on or near pulleys, fans or
other parts that move when an 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 engine does not run after several unsuccessful starting attempts, have it
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Excessive unburned fuel generated by
repeated failed starting attempts may
damage the catalytic converter and
may present a fire risk.
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.
!
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
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Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
!
G
Never invert the terminal connections.
Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
왘
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 366).
Start engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
왘
The battery is located on the right side of
the trunk under the battery cover
(컄 page 366).
Connect negative terminals 2 and 4
of the batteries with the jumper cable.
Clamp cable to charged battery 4
first.
왘
Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
왘
Make sure the two vehicles do not
touch.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Apply parking brake.
왘
Shift gear selector lever to position P.
왘
Open the trunk lid.
왘
Remove battery cover (컄 page 366).
왘
Remove red cover from positive
terminal 1.
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1 Positive terminal of discharged battery
2 Negative terminal of discharged
battery
3 Positive terminal of charged battery
4 Negative terminal of charged battery
왘
Connect positive terminals 1 and 3
of the batteries with the jumper cable.
Clamp cable to charged battery 3
first.
Now you can again turn on the electrical
consumers. Do not turn on the lights under
any circumstances.
왘
Remove the jumper cables first from
negative terminals 2 and 4 and then
from positive terminals 1 and 3.
You can now turn on the lights.
왘
Have the battery checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
왔 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.
!
Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment with 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.
Switch off the tow-away alarm
(컄 page 85) and the automatic central
locking (컄 page 106).
When circumstances do not permit the
recommended towing methods, the vehicle may be towed with all wheels on the
ground or front wheels raised (except vehicles with 4MATIC) only so far as necessary
to have the vehicle moved to a safe location where the recommended towing
methods can be employed.
!
Vehicles with 4MATIC:
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.
!
If the vehicle is towed with the front
axle raised (not permissible for vehicles
with 4MATIC), the engine must be shut
off (SmartKey in starter switch
position 0 or 1). Otherwise the ESP will
immediately be engaged and will apply
the rear wheel brakes.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, the selector lever must
be in position N and the SmartKey
must be in starter switch position 2.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground or the front axle raised,
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).
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
!
To be certain to avoid a possibility of
damage to the drive train, however, we
recommend the drive shaft be disconnected at the rear axle drive flange (vehicles with 4MATIC: disconnected at
the front and rear axle drive flanges) for
any towing beyond a short tow to a
nearby garage.
Warning!
G
If circumstances require towing the vehicle
with all wheels on the ground, always tow
with a tow bar if:
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the engine will not run
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 certain that the SmartKey
is in starter switch position 2.
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If the SmartKey is left in starter switch
position 0 for an extended period of time, it
can no longer be turned in the switch. In this
case, the steering is locked. To unlock, remove SmartKey from starter switch and reinsert.
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.
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The gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P and the SmartKey
will not turn in the starter switch if the
battery is disconnected or discharged.
See notes on the battery (컄 page 366)
or on jump starting (컄 page 369).
i
To signal turns while being towed with
the hazard warning flasher in use, turn
SmartKey in starter switch to
position 2 and activate the combination switch for the left or right turn signal in the usual manner – only the
selected turn signal will operate.
Upon canceling the turn signal, the hazard warning flasher will operate again.
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
!
Installing towing eye bolt
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, please note the following:
With the automatic central locking activated and the SmartKey in starter
switch position 2, or KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button in position 2, the vehicle doors lock if the left front wheel
as well as the right rear wheel are turning at vehicle speeds of approximately
9 mph (15 km/h) or more.
왘
Press mark on cover in direction of arrow.
왘
Lift cover off to reveal threaded hole for
towing eye bolt.
Installing towing eye bolt
왘
Take towing eye bolt and wheel wrench
out of trunk (컄 page 344).
왘
Screw towing eye bolt clockwise into
its stop and tighten with wheel wrench.
1 Cover on right side of front bumper
Switch off the tow-away alarm
(컄 page 85).
Removing towing eye bolt
To prevent the vehicle doors from locking, deactivate the automatic central
locking (컄 page 106).
Towing of the vehicle should only be
done using the properly installed towing eye bolt. Never attach tow cable,
tow rope or tow rod to vehicle chassis,
frame or suspension parts.
Removing cover
왘
Loosen towing eye bolt counterclockwise with wheel wrench.
왘
Unscrew towing eye bolt.
왘
Store towing eye bolt and wheel
wrench in trunk.
Installing cover
2 Cover on right side of rear bumper
왘
Fit cover and snap into place.
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Practical hints
Fuses
왔 Fuses
Your vehicle’s electrical fuses are located
in various fuse boxes:
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In the dashboard on the passenger side
앫
In the rear passenger compartment under the right rear seat
앫
In the engine compartment on the driver’s side
앫
In the engine compartment on the passenger side
i
Only install fuses that have been tested
and approved by Mercedes-Benz and
that have the specified amperage rating.
Never attempt to repair or bridge a
blown fuse. Have the cause determined
and remedied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Fuse boxes in passenger compartment
There are two fuse boxes. One fuse box is
located in the dashboard on the front passenger side. An additional fuse box is located under the right rear seat.
Fuse box in dashboard
The following implements are located in
the vehicle tool kit in the trunk
(컄 page 344):
앫
The fuse chart. The amperages of the
fuses are also given there.
앫
Spare fuses
앫
Special fuse extractor
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1 Recess in the cover
2 Cover
Practical hints
Fuses
!
Do not use sharp objects such as a
screw driver to open the fuse box in the
dashboard, as this could damage it.
Fuse box in the rear passenger
compartment
There are fuse boxes located in the engine
compartment on both the driver’s and
front passenger side in front of the firewall
(dividing wall between engine compartment and passenger compartment).
Opening
왘
Open the front passenger door.
왘
Insert flat, blunt object as a lever in
recess 1 on the edge of cover 2.
왘
Loosen cover 2 from the dashboard
using lever.
왘
Using your hands, pull cover 2 in the
direction of the arrow and remove.
Closing
왘
Press cover 2 back onto the dashboard.
Fuse boxes in engine compartment
1 Cover
Opening
왘
Pull cover 1 away from fuse box in direction of arrow.
왘
Remove cover rearward.
1 Fuse box cover, driver’s side
2 Slide
Closing
왘
Press cover back on until it engages.
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Practical hints
Fuses
Closing
왘
Replace cover 1 and press it down by
hand.
왘
Push both slides 2 to the ‹ symbol.
!
1 Fuse box cover, front passenger side
2 Slide
Opening
왘
Push both slides 2 to the Πsymbol.
왘
Remove cover 1.
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The cover must fit properly and the
slide must be positioned at the ‹
symbol, as moisture or dirt may impair
the functionality of the fuses.
Emergency engine shut-down
If the engine can no longer be stopped using the SmartKey or the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button, the engine can be
turned off by withdrawing two fuses.
For easy removal of fuses, use the fuse
extractor (supplied with vehicle tool kit) to
pull out the fuses marked on the fuse chart
as "ENGINE EMERGENCY STOP".
The fuse chart is also located in the vehicle
tool kit (컄 page 344).
Technical data
Spare parts service
Warranty coverage
Identification labels
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Engine
Rims and tires
Electrical system
Main dimensions and weights
Weights
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Consumer information
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Technical data
Spare parts service
왔 Spare parts service
The “Technical data” section provides the
necessary technical data for your vehicle.
All authorized Mercedes-Benz 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 300 000 different spare 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 Center will exchange or repair any defective parts originally installed on the vehicle in accordance
with the terms of the following warranties:
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New Vehicle Limited Warranty
앫
Emission System Warranty
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Emission Performance Warranty
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California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control Systems
Warranty
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Spare Parts
and Accessories warranties, copies of
which are available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information booklet, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center arrange for a replacement. It will be mailed to you.
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Technical data
Identification labels
왔 Identification labels
1 Certification label
(below driver’s door latch)
2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
(below right rear passenger seat)
3 Engine number (engraved on engine)
4 VIN, visible (lower edge of windshield)
5 Emission control label
6 Information label, California version
Vacuum line routing for emission control system
When ordering spare parts, please specify
vehicle identification and engine numbers.
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Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
왔 Layout of poly-V-belt drive
S 430 / S 500 (all models)
S 55 AMG
S 600
1 Automatic belt tensioner
2 ABC tandem pump (pump for
power-steering assistance and ABC
chassis)
3 Air conditioning compressor
4 Crankshaft
5 Coolant pump
6 Generator (alternator)
7 Idler pulley
The S 55 AMG has two poly-V-belts (belt one
shown in purple/belt two shown in black).
1 Automatic belt tensioner
2 ABC tandem pump (pump for
power-steering assistance and ABC
chassis)
3 Air conditioning compressor
4 Crankshaft
5 Coolant pump
6 Generator (alternator)
7 Idler pulley
8 Idler pulley
9 Idler pulley
1 Idler pulley
2 Automatic belt tensioner
3 ABC tandem pump (pump for
power-steering assistance and ABC
chassis)
4 Air conditioning compressor
5 Crankshaft
6 Coolant pump
7 Generator (alternator)
8 Idler pulley
9 Automatic belt tensioner
a Supercharger
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Technical data
Engine
왔 Engine
Model
S 430 (220.070, 220.170)1
S 430 4MATIC (220.183)1
S 500 (220.175)1
S 500 4MATIC (220.184)1
Engine
113
113
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
8
8
Bore
3.54 in (89.90 mm)
3.82 in (97.00 mm)
Stroke
3.31 in (84.00 mm)
3.31 in (84.00 mm)
3
Total piston displacement
260.3 cu in (4266 cm )
303.0 cu in (4966 cm3)
Compression ratio
10:1
10:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
275 hp/5750 rpm
(205 kW/5750 rpm)
302 hp/5600 rpm2
(225 kW/5600 rpm)
Maximum torque
acc. to SAE J 1349
295 lb-ft/3000 - 4400 rpm
(400 Nm/3000 - 4400 rpm)
339 lb-ft/2700 - 4250 rpm
(460 Nm/2700 - 4250 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
6000 rpm
6000 rpm
Firing order
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Poly-V-belt
2380 mm
2380 mm
1
2
2
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Engine
Model
S 55 AMG (220.174)1
S 600 (220.176)1
Engine
113
275
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
8
12
Bore
3.82 in (97.00 mm)
3.23 in (82.00 mm)
Stroke
3.60 in (92.00 mm)
3.43 in (87.00 mm)
3
Total piston displacement
331.8 cu in (5439 cm )
336.4 cu in (5513 cm3)
Compression ratio
9:1
9:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
493 hp/6 100 rpm
(368 kW/6100 rpm)
493 hp/5000 rpm 2
(368 kW/5000 rpm)
Maximum torque
acc. to SAE J 1349
516 lb-ft/2750 - 4000 rpm
(700 Nm/2750 - 4000 rpm)
590 lb-ft/1 800 - 3500 rpm
(800 Nm/1 800 - 3500 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
6500 rpm
5950 rpm
Firing order
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
1-12-5-8-3-10-6-7-2-11-4-9
Poly-V-belt
Belt one: 1289 mm
Belt two: 2462 mm
2335 mm
1
2
2
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
왔 Rims and tires
Use only tires and rims which have been
specifically developed for your vehicle and
tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Other tires and rims can have detrimental
effects, such as:
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Poor handling characteristics
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Increased noise
앫
Increased fuel consumption
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!
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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. This may result in damage to the
tires or the vehicle.
Further information on tires and rims is
available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. A tire inflation
pressure table is located on the fuel filler flap of the vehicle. The tire pressure
should be checked regularly and
should only be adjusted on cold tires.
Follow tire manufacturer’s maintenance recommendation included with
vehicle.
Technical data
Rims and tires
Same size tires
S 430, S 430 4MATIC
S 500, S 500 4MATIC
(except Sport Package* and
except Appearance
Package*)
S 600
(except Sport Package* and
except Appearance
Package*)
S 430, S 430 4MATIC
S 500, S 500 4MATIC
S 600
(Appearance Package*)
Rims (light alloy)
7½ J x17 H2
8 J x18 H21
8 J x18 H21
Wheel offset
1.81 in (46 mm)
1.73 in (44 mm)
Summer tires (radial-ply tires)
-
All-season tires (radial-ply tires) 225/55 R17 97H M+S
Winter tires (radial-ply tires)
1
225/55 R17 97H M+S
245/45 R18 96Y
1.73 in (44mm)
1
245/45 R18 96Y1
245/45 R18 100V XL M+S
or
245/45 R18 96H M+S1
1
245/45 R18 100V XL M+S1
or
245/45 R18 96H M+S1
For use with snow chains contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Rims (light alloy)
S 430, S 500
S 600
(Sport Package*)
S 55 AMG
S 430 4MATIC, S 500 4MATIC
(Sport Package*)
8 J x18 H22
8 J x18 H21,2 or 8½ J x18 EH23
or
8½ J x18 EH23
Wheel offset
1.73 in (44mm)
1.73 in (44 mm)
Summer tires (radial-ply tires)
-
245/45 R18 100Y XL
All-season tires (radial-ply tires)
-
Winter tires (radial-ply tires)
1
2
3
245/45 R18 100V XL M+S
or
245/45 R18 96H M+S2
For use with winter tires only
For use with snow chains contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
Must not be used with snow chains
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2
245/45 R18 100V XL M+S2
or
245/45 R18 96H M+S2
Technical data
Rims and tires
Mixed size tires
S 430 , S 500, S 600 (Sport Package*)
Front axle: AMG light alloy rims
Wheel offset
8½ J x 18 EH21
1.73 in (44 mm)
1.73 in (44 mm)
8½ J x 18
Summer tires (radial-ply tires) 245/45 R18 100Y XL
or
245/45 R18 96Y
Rear axle:
AMG light alloy rims
9 J x 18 EH21
Wheel offset
1.73 in (44 mm)
245/45 R18 100Y XL
9 J x 18 EH21
1.73 in (44 mm)
1
Summer tires (radial-ply tires) 265/40 R18 101Y XL
or
265/40 R18 97Y 1
1
S 55 AMG
EH21
265/40 R18 101Y XL1
Must not be used with snow chains
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Spare wheel
S 430, S 430 4MATIC
S 500, S 500 4MATIC
(except Sport Package* and except
Appearance Package*)
S 430, S 430 4MATIC, S 500, S 500 4MATIC
(Sport Package* and Appearance Package*),
S 600, S 55 AMG
Rims (light alloy)
7½ J x 17 H2
8 J x 18 H2
Wheel offset
2.0 in (51 mm)
1.73 in (44 mm)
Summer tires (radial-ply tires)
-
245/45 R18 96Y
All-season tires (radial-ply tires) 225/55 R17 97H M+S
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Technical data
Electrical system
왔 Electrical system
Model
S 430, S 500
S 55 AMG
S 600
Generator (alternator)
14 V/150 A
14 V/180 A
14 V/220 A
Starter motor
12 V/1.7 kW
12 V/1.7 kW
12 V/1.7 kW
Battery
12 V/95 Ah
12 V/95 Ah
12 V/95 Ah
Spark plugs
Bosch F 8 DPP 332
NGK PFR 5 R-11
NGK IL FR 6 A
NGK IFR 6Q-G
Electrode gap
0.039 in (1.0 mm)
0.031 in (0.8 mm)
0.028 in (0.7 mm)
Tightening torque
15 – 22 lb-ft (20 – 30 Nm)
18 – 22 lb-ft (25 – 30 Nm)
15 – 22 lb-ft (20 – 30 Nm)
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Technical data
Main dimensions and weights
왔 Main dimensions and weights
Main dimensions
Model
S 430 (220.070)
S 430 (220.170)
S 55 AMG (220.174)
S 430 4MATIC (220.183)
S 500 (220.175)
S 500 4MATIC (220.184)
S 600 (220.176)
Overall vehicle length
198.3 in (5038 mm)
203.1 in (5158 mm)
203.1 in (5158 mm)
203.1 in (5158 mm)
Overall vehicle width
73.0 in (1855 mm)
73.0 in (1855 mm)
73.0 in (1855 mm)
73.0 in (1855 mm)
Overall vehicle height
57.2 in (1454 mm)
57.2 in (1454 mm)
57.2 in (1454 mm)
57.4 in (1457 mm)
Wheelbase
116.7 in (2965 mm)
121.5 in (3085 mm)
121.5 in (3085 mm)
121.5 in (3085 mm)
Track, front
62.0 in (1574 mm)
62.0 in (1574 mm)
62.1 in (1578 mm)
62.0 in (1574 mm)
Track, rear
62.0 in (1574 mm)
62.0 in (1574 mm)
62.1 in (1578 mm)
62.0 in (1574 mm)
Weights
Max. roof load
220 lbs (100 kg)
Max. trunk load
220 lbs (100 kg)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
왔 Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Capacities
Engine with oil filter
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match. Therefore use only
brands tested and approved by us.
Please refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or inquire at your
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
S 430
S 500
S 55 AMG
S 600
8.5 US qt. (8.0 l)
8.5 US qt. (8.0 l)
7.9 US qt. (7.5 l)
9.5 US qt. (9.0 l)
Approved engine oils
9.1 US qt. (8.6 l)
8.1 US qt. (7.7 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Oil
S 600
1.7 US qt. (1.6 l)
2.1 US qt. (2.0 l)
2.1 US qt. (2.0 l)
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
S 55 AMG
S 600
Automatic transmission
Rear axle
Front axle
S 430 4MATIC 0.63 US qt. (0.6 l)
S 500 4MATIC
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
Transfer case
S 430 4MATIC 0.62 US qt. (0.585 l)
S 500 4MATIC
MB Transfer Case Oil
Hydraulic system for ADS or ABC
4.2 US qt. (4.0 l)
MB Hydraulic Fluids
Power steering
approx. 1.1 US qt. (1.0 l)
MB Power Steering Fluid (Pentosin
CHF 11S)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Front wheel hubs
approx. 3.5 oz. (100 g)
each
High-temperature roller bearing
grease
Brake system
0.7 US qt. (0.7 l)
MB Brake Fluid (DOT 4+)
Cooling system
S 430, S 500 approx. 12.1 US qt. (11.5 l) MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
S 55 AMG
approx. 14.3 US qt. (13.5 l)
S 600
approx. 15.85 US qt. (15 l)
Low temperature cooling system
S 600
Fuel tank
including a reserve of
S 430, S 500, 23.2 US gal. (88.0 l)
S 55 AMG
2.9 US gal. (11.0 l))
S 600
2.3 US qt. (2.2 l)
Air conditioning system
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
Premium unleaded gasoline:
Minimum Posted Octane 91
(Avg. of 96 RON/86 MON)
R-134a refrigerant and special PAG
lubricant oil (never R-12)
Windshield washer
3.2 US qt. (3.0 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
Windshield washer and
headlamp cleaning system:
7.1 US qt. (6.7 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
1
Use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S” and water for temperatures above freezing or MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S” and commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze for temperatures below freezing point. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 398).
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Engine oils
Engine oils are specifically tested for their
suitability in our engines. Therefore, only
use engine oils approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Information on approved
brands is available in the Factory Approved
Service Products pamphlet, or at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
!
Always check the oil filler cap
(컄 page 277) for important information
pertaining to the engine oil needing to
meet a specific Mercedes-Benz specification (e.g. MB 229.5). If such information is printed on the oil filler cap, only
use an engine oil from the list of approved engine oils in the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet that
meets the specification indicated on
the oil filler cap.
Using engine oils of other specification
may cause the FSS to incorrectly determine the next service interval and will
result in engine damage not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Engine oil additives
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.
Air conditioning refrigerant
R-134a (HFC) refrigerant and special PAG
lubricating oil is used in the air conditioning system.
Never use R-12 (CFC) or mineral-based lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the
system will occur.
Please follow FSS recommendations for
scheduled oil changes. Failure to do so
could result in engine damage not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Brake fluid
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.
Premium unleaded gasoline
!
Use only premium unleaded fuel:
To maintain the engine’s durability and
performance, premium unleaded gasoline must be used. If premium unleaded
gasoline is not available and low octane
fuel is used, follow these precautions:
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앫
Therefore, the brake fluid must be replaced every two years, preferably in the
spring.
Only brake fluid approved by
Mercedes-Benz is recommended. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will provide you with additional information.
Have the fuel tank only partially
filled with unleaded regular and fill
up with premium unleaded 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.
앫
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Fuel requirements
Do not exceed 2/3 of maximum
accelerator pedal position if the vehicle is fully loaded or operating in
mountainous terrain.
The octane number (posted at the
pump) must be 91 min. It is an average
of both the Research (R) octane number and the Motor (M) octane number:
(R+M)/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 co-solvents.
Using mixtures of Ethanol and Methanol is
not allowed. Gasohol, which contains
10% Ethanol and 90% unleaded gasoline,
can be used.
These blends must also meet all other fuel
requirements, such as resistance to spark
knock, boiling range, vapor pressure, etc.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Gasoline additives
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
Do not blend any specific fuel additives
with fuel. This only results in unnecessary
cost and may be harmful to the engine operation.
Damage or malfunctions resulting from
poor fuel quality or from blending specific
fuel additives are not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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 -22°F (-30°C) and corrosion protection.
If the antifreeze mixture is effective to
-22°F (-30°C), the boiling point of the coolant in the pressurized cooling system is
reached at approximately 266°F (130°C).
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
The coolant solution must be used
year-round to provide the necessary corrosion protection and increase boil-over protection. Refer to Service Booklet for
replacement interval.
Coolant system design and coolant used
stipulate the replacement interval. The replacement interval published in the Service Booklet is only applicable if MB 325.0
anticorrosion/antifreeze solution or other
Mercedes-Benz approved products of
equal specification (see Factory Approved
Service Products pamphlet) are used to renew the coolant concentration or bring it
back up to the proper level.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 45%
anticorrosion/antifreeze [equivalent to
freeze protection to approximately - 22°F
(-30°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 capa-
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bility 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).
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 Center.
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:
Mercedes-Benz 325.0
Anticorrosion/Antifreeze Agent.
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
Center for service.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity
Model
Approx. freeze protection
– 35°F (– 37°C)
– 49°F (– 45°C)
S 430, S 500
6.1 US qt. (5.75 l)
6.7 US qt. (6.3 l)
S 600 (main cooling system)
7.9 US qt. (7.5 l)
8.7 US qt. (8.25 l)
S 600 (low temperature cooling system)
1.2 US qt. (1.1 l)
1.3 US qt. (1.2 l)
S 55 AMG
7.1 US qt. (6.75 l)
7.8 US qt. (7.4 l)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Windshield and headlamp washer
system
Both the windshield and headlamp washer
systems are supplied from the windshield
washer fluid reservoir.
The washer fluid reservoir has a capacity of
approximately:
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3.2 US qt. (3.0 l) in vehicles without
headlamp cleaning system*
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7.4 US qt. (7.0 l) in vehicles with headlamp cleaning system* or heated reservoir
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).
Windshield and headlamp washer fluid
mixing ratio
For temperatures above freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S”
and water:
앫
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 part “S” to 100 parts water
[40 ml “S” to 1 gallon (4 liters) water].
For temperatures below freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S”
and commercially available premixed
windshield washer solvent/antifreeze:
앫
1 part “S” to 100 parts solvent
[40 ml “S” to 1 gallon (4 liters) solvent].
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Technical data
Consumer information
왔 Consumer information
The following text is published as required
of all manufacturers of passenger cars under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the “National
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of
1966.”
Uniform tire quality grading
Quality grades can be found, where applicable, on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For
example:
Tread wear
Traction
Temperature
200
AA
A
All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to
these grades.
Tread wear
Traction
The tread wear 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 (1½) 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.
Warning
G
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.
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Technical data
Consumer information
Temperature
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. 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
G
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.
Technical terms
ABC
(Active Body Control)
Active, computer-controlled system
that hydraulically adjusts the suspension at all four wheels in response to
various driving situations.
ABS
(Antilock Brake System)
Prevents the wheels from locking up
during braking so that the vehicle can
continue to be steered.
Alignment bolt
Metal pin with thread. The centering
pin is an aid used when changing a tire
to align the wheel with the wheel hub.
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system
This system detects if a special system
compatible child restraint seat is installed on the front passenger seat. The
system will automatically deactivate
the passenger front airbag when such
a seat is properly installed (indicator
lamp PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF in the
center console comes on). See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for
availability.
BabySmartTM compatible child seats
Special restraint system for children.
The sensor system for the passenger
seat prevents deployment of the passenger front airbag if a BabySmartTM
compatible child seat is installed.
BAS
(Brake Assist System)
System for potentially reducing braking
distances in emergency braking situations. The system is activated when it
senses an emergency based on how
fast the brake is applied.
Bi-xenon headlamps
Headlamps which use an electric arc as
the light source and produce a more intense light than filament headlamps.
Bi-xenon headlamps produce low beam
and high beam.
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Technical terms
CAC
(Customer Assistance Center)
Mercedes-Benz customer service center, which can help you with any questions about your vehicle and provide
assistance in the event of a breakdown.
CAN system
(Controller Area Network)
Data bus network serving to control vehicle functions such as door locking or
windshield wiping.
Cockpit
All instruments, switches, buttons and
indicator/warning lamps in the passenger compartment needed for vehicle
operation and monitoring.
COMAND
(Cockpit Management and Data System)
Information and operating center for
vehicle sound and communications
systems, including the radio and navigation system, as well as other optional
equipment (CD changer, telephone,
etc.).
Control system
The control system is used to call up
vehicle information and to change
component settings. Information and
messages appear in the multifunction
display. The driver uses the buttons on
the multifunction steering wheel to
navigate through the system and to adjust settings.
Cruise control
Driving convenience system for automatically maintaining the vehicle speed
set by the driver.
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Distronic*
A driving convenience cruise control
system which helps the driver maintain
a pre-selected speed:
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If there is no vehicle directly ahead,
the system operates in the same
way as conventional ->cruise control.
앫
If a slower moving vehicle is ahead,
Distronic will reduce your vehicle
speed to the extent permitted by reduced throttle and up to 20% braking power to maintain the preset
minimum following distance.
Engine number
The number set by the manufacturer
and stamped on the cylinder block to
uniquely identify each engine produced.
Technical terms
Engine oil viscosity
Measurement for the inner friction (viscosity) of the oil at different temperatures. The higher the temperature an
oil can tolerate without becoming thin,
or the lower the temperature it can tolerate without becoming viscous, the
better the viscosity.
FSS
(Flexible Service System)
Service indicator in the multifunction
display that informs the driver when
the next vehicle maintenance service is
due.
ESP
(Electronic Stability Program)
Improves vehicle handling and directional stability.
Gear range
Number of gears which are available to
the automatic transmission for shifting.
The automatic gear shifting process
can be adapted to specific operating
conditions using the selector lever.
ETD
(Emergency Tensioning Device)
Device which deploys in certain frontal
and rear collisions exceeding the system's threshold to tighten the seat
belts.
->SRS
GPS
(Global Positioning System)
Satellite-based system for relaying
geographic location information to and
from vehicles equipped with special receivers. Employs DVD digital maps for
navigation.
Instrument cluster
The displays and indicator/warning
lamps in the driver’s field of vision, including the tachometer, speedometer,
engine temperature and fuel gauge.
KEYLESS-GO*
System for entering and operating the
vehicle without the use of a SmartKey.
Kickdown
Depressing the accelerator past the
point of resistance shifts the transmission down to the lowest possible gear.
This very quickly accelerates the vehicle and should not be used for normal
acceleration needs.
Lock button
Button on the door which indicates
whether the door is locked or unlocked. Pushing the lock button down
on an individual door from inside will
lock that door.
Memory function*
Used to store three individual seat,
steering wheel and exterior mirror positions for each SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO*.
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Technical terms
MON
(Motor Octane Number)
The Motor Octane Number for gasoline
as determined by a standardized method. It is an indication of a gasoline's
ability to resist undesired detonation
(knocking). The average of both the
MON (Motor Octane Number) and
->RON (Research Octane Number) is
posted at the pump, also known as ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
Multifunction display
Display field in the speedometer used
to present information provided by the
control system.
Multifunction steering wheel
Steering wheel with buttons for operating the control system.
Overspeed range
Engine speeds within the red marking
of the tachometer dial. Avoid this engine speed range, as it may result in serious engine damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Parktronic*
System which uses visual and acoustic
signals to assist the driver during parking maneuvers.
Poly-V-belt drive
Drives engine components (alternator,
AC compressor, etc.) from the engine.
Power train
Collective term designating all components used to generate and transmit
motive power to the drive axles, including:
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Engine
앫
Clutch/torque converter
앫
Transmission
앫
Transfer case
앫
Drive shaft
앫
Differential
앫
Axle shafts/axles
Program mode selector switch
Used to switch the automatic transmission between standard operation S and
comfort operation C.
S 55 AMG with steering wheel gearshift
control and manual shift program: in
addition to S and C (see above), you
can use M for manual operation
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Technical terms
Remote Vehicle Diagnostics
Transmission of vehicle data and current location to the Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Center for subscribers to the Tele Aid service.
REST
(Residual engine heat utilization)
Feature that uses the engine heat
stored in the coolant to heat the vehicle interior for a short time after the engine has been turned off.
Restraint systems
Seat belts, belt tensioners, airbags and
child restraint systems. As independent systems, their protective functions complement one another.
RON
(Research Octane Number)
The Research Octane Number for gasoline as determined by a standardized
method. It is an indication of a gasoline's ability to resist undesired detonation (knocking). The average of both
the ->MON (Motor Octane Number)
and RON (Research Octane Number) is
posted at the pump, also known as ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
Shift lock
When the vehicle is parked, this lock
prevents the transmission selector lever from being inadvertently moved out
of position P without the SmartKey
turned and the brake pedal depressed.
SRS
(Supplemental Restraint System)
Seat belts, emergency tensioning device and airbags. Though independent
systems, they are closely interfaced to
provide effective occupant protection.
Tele Aid System
(Telematic Alarm Identification on
Demand)
The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response: automatic and manual emergency, Roadside Assistance
and information. Tele Aid is initially activated by completing a subscriber
agreement and placing an acquaintance call.
The Tele Aid system is operational provided that the vehicle’s battery is
charged, properly connected, not damaged and cellular and GPS coverage is
available.
Telematics*
A combination of the terms “telecommunications” and “informatics.”
Tightening torque
Force times lever arm (e.g. a lug
wrench) with which threaded fasteners
such as wheel bolts are tightened.
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Technical terms
Tire speed rating
Part of a tire designation; indicates the
speed range for which a tire is approved.
Traction
Force exerted by the vehicle on the
road via the tires.
VIN
(Vehicle Identification Number)
The number set by the manufacturer
and stamped on the body to uniquely
identify each vehicle produced.
Voice control system*
Voice control system for car phones,
portable cell phones and audio systems (radio, CD, etc.).
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Index
A
ABC 220, 401
Messages in display 313, 318
Setting vehicle level 219, 221
ABS 77, 401
Malfunction indicator lamp 304
Messages in display 314
Warning lamp 304
Accelerator position, automatic
transmission 170
Accident
In case of 50
Activating
Air conditioner (cooling) 191
Air conditioning 190
Air recirculation mode 187
Anti-theft alarm system 84
Central locking (control system) 159
Charcoal filter 188
Distance warning function* 215
Distronic* 211
Easy-entry/exit feature 160
ESP 81
Exterior lamps 125
Exterior rear view mirror parking
position 175
Front and rear fog lamp 126, 127
Hazard warning flasher 129
Headlamps 47
High beams 128
Ignition 31
Ignition with KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button 33
Immobilizer 53, 83
Limiting opening height of
trunk lid* 159
Rear window defroster 189
Residual heat 191
Seat heater 114, 116
Seat ventilation* 117
Tow-away alarm 85
Windshield wipers 48
Activating steering wheel gearshift control
Downshifting 169, 172
Upshifting 169, 172
Adding
Coolant 279
Engine oil 277
Additional turn signals 353
Adjustable air vents, rear passenger
compartment 192
Adjusting 34
Air distribution 184
Air volume 186
Backrest tilt 35
Drive-dynamic seat 163
Exterior rear view mirror 38
Head restraint height 36
Head restraint tilt 36
Instrument cluster illumination 131
Interior rear view mirror 38
Lumbar support 112
Mirrors 38
Multicontour backrest* 112
Power seat bench* 118
Seat cushion depth 35, 112
Seat cushion tilt 35
Seat fore and aft adjustment 35
Seat height 35
Seat in the lumbar region 113
Seat in the shoulder region 112
Seats 34
Steering column height 37
Steering column in or out 37
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Index
Steering column up or down 37
Steering wheel 37
Air conditioning
Turning off 190
Turning on 190
Air pressure see Tire inflation
pressure 283
Air recirculation mode 187
Activating 187
Deactivating 188
Air vents, rear passenger compartment
Adjustable 192
Air volume
Adjusting 186
AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp 311
Airbags 59
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 71, 401
Children 60
Front 63
Passenger 63
Safety guidelines 62
Side impact 63
Window curtain 63
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AIRMATIC 218
Alarm
Audible 76, 84
Canceling 84
Visual 83
Alarm system
Anti-theft 83
Alignment bolt 364
Alignment bolt (vehicle tool kit) 345, 401
Antiglare
Automatic 174
Antilock brake system (ABS) 401
Anti-theft alarm system
Arming 84
Canceling alarm 84
Disarming 84
Anti-theft systems 83
Anti-theft alarm system 83
Immobilizer 83
Tow-away alarm 85
Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning 263
Armrest
Storage compartment in front of 232,
233, 234
Ashtray 238
At the gas station 269
ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) 278
AUDIO menu 139
Operating
Cassette player 141
Selecting radio station 140
Selecting satellite radio* station
(USA only) 140
Audio system
CD mode 142
Automatic antiglare for rear view
mirror 174
Automatic central locking
Activating/deactivating
(control system) 159
Automatic climate control 180
Air recirculation mode 187
Defrosting 187
Rear window defroster 189
Setting the temperature 183
Automatic headlamp mode 125
Index
Automatic lighting control
Activating 129
Deactivating 130
Automatic locking when driving 106
Automatic transmission 164
Accelerator position 170
Comfortable program mode 170
Deactivating steering wheel gearshift
control 173
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) 173
Fluid level 278
Gear ranges 166
Gear selector lever position 167
Gear shifting malfunctions 173
Kickdown 170
One-touch gearshifting 165
Program mode selector switch 170
Selector lever position 164
Starting the engine 43
Steering wheel gearshift control
(Speedshift) S 55 AMG 168
Transmission fluid 278
Winter program mode 171
Auxiliary fuse box 374
B
BabySmartTM
Airbag deactivation system 71
Compatible child seats 71, 401
Self-test 71
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 401
Backrest supports
Lumbar region 113
Shoulder region 112
Backup lamps 354, 358
Bulbs 354
BAS 78, 401
Messages in display 315
Batteries, SmartKey
Changing 350
Check lamp 90, 91
Replacing 349
Battery discharged
Jump starting 369
Battery, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Changing 351
Check lamp 95
Battery, vehicle 280, 366
Charging 367
Disconnecting 367
Reconnecting 368
Reinstalling 367
Removing 367
Bi-Xenon headlamps 401
Block heater (Canada only) 293
Blocking
Rear window operation 74
Brake assist system (BAS) 401
Brake fluid 270, 394
Brake lamp bulbs 354
Brake lamp, high mounted 354
Brake pads
Message in display 321
Brakes 260
Warning lamp 305
Break-in period 258
Bulbs, replacing 353
Additional turn signals 353
Backup lamps 354
Brake lamps 354
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Index
Fog lamps 353
Front lamps 353
High beam 353
High mounted brake lamp 354
License plate lamps 354, 358
Low beam 353
Parking and standing lamps 353
Parking lamps 354, 357
Rear fog lamp 354
Rear fog lamps 358
Side marker lamps 353, 357
Standing lamps 353, 354, 357
Tail lamp assemblies 354, 358
Turn signal lamps 353, 354
C
CAC (Customer Assistance Center) 402
Calling up
Distronic* settings 147
Range (distance to empty) 150
Service indicator 295
CAN system 402
Cargo tie-down hooks 230
410
Cassette player
Operating 141
Catalytic converter 267
CD changer* 142
CD mode 142
CD player
Operating 141
Center console 25
AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp 311
Centigrade
Setting temperature units 154
Central locking
Automatic 106
From inside 107
Switch 107
Switching on/off (control
system) 159
Unlocking from inside 107
Changing
Batteries (SmartKey) 350
Battery (SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*) 351
CDs 142
SmartKey setting 160
Vehicle level 219, 222
Charcoal filter 188
Activating 188
Deactivating 189
Charging
Vehicle battery 367
CHECK ENGINE malfunction indicator
lamp 306
Checking
Brake fluid 270
Coolant level 278
Oil level 271, 273
Oil level via control system 274
Tire inflate pressure 271
Vehicle lighting 271
Child safety 69
Airbags 60
Infant and child restraint systems 64,
69
LATCH child seat anchors 73
Cigarette lighter 239
Index
Cleaning
Cup holder 301
Distronic* system sensor cover 299
Gear selector lever 301
Hard plastic trim items 301
Headlamps 177
Headliner and shelf below rear
window 301
Instrument cluster 301
Leather upholstery 302
Light alloy wheels 301
Nubuck leather upholstery 302
Parktronic* system sensor 299
Plastic and rubber parts 302
Seat belts 301
Steering wheel 301
Upholstery 302
Windows 300
Windshield 49
Wiper blades 299
Wood trims 302
Clock 23
Closing
Cup holder 237
Glove box 231
Hood 273
Power windows with
KEYLESS-GO* 198
Side windows 196
Sliding/pop-up roof 199, 352
Sliding/pop-up roof with
KEYLESS-GO* 202
Sliding/pop-up roof with
SmartKey 201
Trunk lid 98
Windows 195
Windows with SmartKey 197
Closing from the inside
Trunk 100
Closing sliding/pop-up roof
In an emergency 352
Cockpit 20, 402
Cockpit management and data system
(COMAND) 402
COMAND 402
COMAND* see separate operating instructions
Combination switch 128
High beam flasher 48, 128
Turn signals 47
Windshield wipers 48
Comfortable driving
Transmission program mode 170
Consumer information 399
Control and operation of radio
transmitters 266
Control system 134, 402
AUDIO menu 139
Checking oil level 274
Convenience submenu 160
Display digital speedometer 139
Distronic* menu 147
Functions 136, 138
Instrument cluster submenu 154
Lighting submenu 155
Malfunction memory menu 150
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Index
Menus 137, 138
Multifunction display 134
Multifunction steering wheel 135
NAVI menu 147
Settings menu 151
Standard display menu 139
Submenus 136, 138
TEL* menu 144
Trip computer menu 148
Vehicle submenu 159
Convenience submenu 160
Activating easy-entry/exit
feature 160
Adjusting drive-dynamic seat 163
Setting Key-dependency 160
Setting parking position for exterior
rear view mirror 162
Coolant 278
Adding 279
Checking level 278
Messages in display 322, 323
Temperature 268
Temperature gauge 132
Warning lamp 323
412
Coolant level
Checking 278
Coolant temperature gauge 23
Courtesy lighting 130
Cruise control 203, 402
Canceling 204
Driving downhill 204
Driving uphill 204
Fine adjustment 205
Lever 210
Setting current speed 204
Setting to last stored speeds 205
Cruise control lever 203
Cup holder
Cleaning 301
Closing 237
In front seat armrest 236
In rear seat armrest 237
Opening 237
Customer Assistance Center (CAC) 402
D
Daytime running lamp mode 126
Setting 156
Deactivating
Air conditioner (cooling) 190
Air recirculation mode 188
Alarm 84
Anti-theft alarm system 84
Automatic climate control 190
Central locking (control system) 159
Charcoal filter 189
Cruise control 204
Defrost 187
Distance warning function* 215
Distronic* 213
Engine with the SmartKey 53
ESP 80
Exterior lamps 125
Hazard warning flasher 129
Headlamps 53
Immobilizer 83
Interior illumination delayed
switch-off 158
Index
Limiting opening height of
trunk lid* 159
Rear window defroster 189
Residual heat 191
Seat heater 115, 116
Seat ventilation* 117
Tow-away alarm 85
Deactivating steering wheel gearshift
control 173
Deceleration
With Distronic* 209
Deep water see Standing water 265
Defrosting 187
Delayed switch-off
Interior illumination 158
Dialing
A number (telephone) 145
Difficulties
While driving see Problems while
driving 50
Digital clock 23
Digital speedometer 139
Direction of rotation (tires) 283
Discharged battery
Jump starting 369
Disconnecting
Vehicle battery 367
Displays
Digital speedometer 139
Distronic* 208
Messages 275, 312
Service indicator 294
Showing malfunctions 150
Distance
Decreasing in Distronic* 214
Increasing in Distronic* 214
Setting in Distronic* 213
Warning function 214
Distance to empty (range)
Calling up 148
Distance warning function* 214
Activating 215
Deactivating 215
DTR* warning lamp 214
Intermittent warning sound 214
Symbol in multifunction display 147
Distronic* 206, 402
Activated 210
Activating 211
Calling up settings 147, 209
Cleaning system sensor 299
Cruise control lever 210
Deactivated 210
Deactivating 213
Deceleration 209
Decreasing distance 214
Decreasing time interval 213
Displays in the speedometer dial 208
Distance warning function 214
Driving hints 215
Fine adjustment 212
Increasing distance 214
Increasing time interval 213
Intermittent signal tone 208
Menu 209
Messages in display 315
Sensor cover 299
Setting a higher speed 211
Setting a slower speed 212
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Index
Setting following distance 213
Setting the current speed 211
Setting to last stored speed
("Resume" function) 212
Warning and indicator lamps 208
Door control panel 19, 28
Door unlock
With Tele Aid* 249
Doors
Message in display 325
Opening from inside vehicle 96
Opening from outside 89
Downhill driving
Cruise control 204
Downshifting 165, 169, 172
Drink holder see Cup holder 236
Drinking and driving 259
Drive-dynamic seat
Adjusting 163
Drive-dynamic seat* 113
Driving
Abroad 266
General instructions 40, 259
Hydroplaning 263
414
In winter 264
Problems 50
Safety systems 77
Through standing water 265
With Distronic* 215
Driving abroad 266
Driving instructions 259
Driving off 261
Driving safety systems
4MATIC 82
ABS 77
BAS 78
ESP 79
Driving systems 203
ABC 220
AIRMATIC 218
Cruise control 203
Distronic* 206
Driving safety systems 77
Parktronic* 224
Vehicle level control 219, 221
E
Easy-entry/exit feature 108
Activating 160
Interrupting movement 161
Electrical fuses 374
Electrical system 389
Electrically folding exterior rear view
mirrors 176
Electronic Stability Program see ESP 79,
403
Emergency call system* 242
Emergency calls
Initiating an emergency call 245
With Tele Aid* 244
Emergency engine shut-down 376
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) 173
Emergency operations
Closing sliding/pop-up roof 352
Locking the vehicle 349
Opening sliding/pop-up roof 352
Remote door unlock 249
Unlocking the trunk lid 349
Unlocking the vehicle 348
Index
Emergency tensioning device see
ETD 67, 403
Emission control 267
Ending
A call (telephone) 145
Engine 382
Compartment 272
Message in display 306
Starting 43
Starting with KEYLESS-GO* 44
Starting with the SmartKey 43
Turning off with the SmartKey or the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 53
Engine cleaning 298
Engine compartment 272
Fuse box in 375
Hood 272
Engine malfunction indicator lamp 306
Engine number 402
Engine oil 273
Adding 277
Additives 393
Checking level 273
Consumption 273
Display messages 326
Filler neck 277
Messages in display 275, 326
Viscosity 403
Engine oil level see Oil level 271
Engine shut down in an emergency 376
Entry position
Messages in display 328
ESP 79, 403
Four wheel electronic traction system
with ESP 82
Switching off 80
Switching on 81
Synchronizing 316
Warning lamp 307, 308
ETD 403
Safety guidelines 62
ETD (Emergency tensioning device) 67
Exterior lamp switch 124
Exterior rear view mirrors
Adjusting 38
Folding electrically 176
Parking position for 162
F
Fahrenheit
Setting temperature units 154
Fastening the seat belts 40
Fine adjustment
Cruise control 205
Distronic* 212
First aid kit 344
Flat tire 361
Lowering the vehicle 365
Mounting the spare wheel 361
Preparing the vehicle 361
Flexible Service System (FSS) 294, 403
Fog lamp, rear 127, 354
Fog lamps
Replacing bulbs 353
Fog lamps, front
Messages in display 330
Replacing bulbs 354
Switching on 127
Folding electrically
Exterior rear view mirrors
176
415
Index
Four wheel electronic traction system
(4MATIC)
with ESP 82
4MATIC 82
Front airbags 63
Front lamps
Messages in display 330–333
Replacing bulbs 353, 355
Switching on 124
Front seat head restraints
Installing 109
Power seat 109
Removing 109
FSS (Flexible Service System) 294, 403
Fuel 270
Fuel reserve warning lamp 308
Premium unleaded gasoline 270
Fuel consumption statistics
After start 148
Since last reset 149
416
Fuel filler flap 269
Locking 269
Opening 351
Unlocking 269
Fuel tank
Filler flap 269
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc. 391
Functions (control system) 136, 138
Resetting 152
Fuse box 374, 375
Fuse chart 345
Fuses 374
Auxiliary fuse box in trunk 374
Fuse box in engine compartment 375
Fuse box in passenger
compartment 374
Fuse boxes in the engine
compartment 376
Fuse chart 345
Fuse extractor 345
Spare fuses 345
G
Garage door opener 250
Erasing in remote control 255
Integrated remote control 252
Rolling code programming 253
Gasoline see Fuel 270
Gear range 403
Automatic transmission 166
Limiting 166
Shifting into optimal 165
Gear range limit
Canceling 165
Gear selector lever
Cleaning 301
Position 167
Glasses
Storage compartment in front of
armrest 234
Global
Locking 89
Unlocking 89
Index
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Glove box 231
Closing 231
Locking 231
Opening 231
Unlocking 231
Gloves (vehicle tool kit) 345
Good visibility 174
GPS 243, 403
403
H
Hand-held transmitter
Programming integrated remote
control 252
Hands-free microphone 27
Hard plastic trim items
Cleaning 301
Hazard warning flasher 128
Switching off 129
Switching on 129
Head restraint folding 119
Head restraints 109
Headlamp cleaning system* 281
Headlamps
Automatic control 125
Bi-Xenon 401
Cleaning 298
Cleaning system* 177, 281
Refilling washer fluid 281
Switching off 53
Switching on 47
Headliner
Cleaning 301
Heated steering wheel* 240
Height adjustment
Head restraints 36
Steering wheel 37
Height adjustments
Vehicle level 219, 221
High beam
Replacing bulbs 353
High beam flasher 48, 128
High beam headlamps
Messages in display 330
Switching on 128
High mounted brake lamp 354
Hood 272
Closing 273
Message in display
Opening 272
Hydroplaning 263
328
I
Identification labels 380
Ignition 31, 33
Switching on 43, 44
Immobilizer 83
Activating 83
Deactivating 83
Indicator lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Individual seats* 118
Infant and child restraint systems 69
Installing 72
LATCH child seat anchors 73
Information
About service and warranty 10
Button for Tele Aid* 247
Infrared reflecting windshield 256
417
Index
Inside rear view mirror
Antiglare 174
Installing
Infant and child restraint systems 72
Towing eye bolt 373
Wiper blades 360
Instrument cluster 22, 131, 403
Cleaning 301
Coolant temperature gauge 132
Illumination 131
Multifunction display 134
Outside temperature indicator 133
Selecting language 155
Integrated remote control
Canadian programming 254
Erasing memory 255
Hand-held transmitter 252
Operating 255
Rolling code programming 253
Interior illumination
Delayed switch-off 158
418
Interior lighting 129
Activating automatic control 129
Deactivating automatic control 130
Manual operation 130
Interior rear view mirror
Adjusting 38
J
Jump starting
369
K
Key see SmartKey 30, 53
Key, mechanical 348
Key, SmartKey
Positions in starter switch 31
Key, SmartKey, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*
Replacing the battery 349
Key-dependency memory
Settings 160
KEYLESS-GO* 403
Activating ignition with 33
Closing power windows 198
Closing sliding/pop-up roof 202
Locking the vehicle 95
Loss of SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO 96
Messages in display 328
Starting the engine 44
Turning off engine 54
Kickdown 170, 403
Kilometers/miles in speedometer 154
Km/h or mph in speedometer 154
L
Lamp bulbs, exterior 353
Lamps, exterior
Front 353
Light sensor 331
Messages in display 331
Rear 354
Lamps, indicator and warning
ABS 304
Airbag Off 63
Battery (SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*) 94
Battery (SmartKey) 89
Brakes 305
Index
CHECK ENGINE 306
Coolant 322
DTR* 208
Engine diagnostics 306
ESP 307, 308
Fuel reserve 308
Instrument cluster 308
Seat belts 308
Service indicator 294
SRS 59
Language
Multifunction display 155
Setting 155
LATCH child seat anchors 73
Layout of poly-V-belt drive 381
Leather upholstery
Cleaning 302
Lever
For cruise control 210
License plate lamps
Replacing bulbs 354, 358
Light alloy wheels
Cleaning 301
Light sensor 331
Lighter see Cigarette lighter 239
Lighting 124
Automatic headlamp mode 125
Combination switch 128
Daytime running lamp mode 126
Exterior lamp switch 124
Front fog lamps 127
High beam flasher 128
High beams 128
Instrument cluster illumination 131
Interior 129
Locator lighting 126
Low beam 124
Manual headlamp mode 125
Night security illumination 126
Parking lamps 124
Rear fog lamp 127
Settings (control system) 155
Limiting the gear range 166
Limp Home Mode 173
Loading 229
Cargo tie-down hooks 230
Instructions 229
Roof rack 229
Locator lighting 126
Setting 156
Lock button 403
Lock buttons
Door handle (KEYLESS-GO*) 55
Locking 51, 88
Fuel filler flap 269
Global (SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*) 94
Global, SmartKey 89
Glove box 231
The vehicle with KEYLESS-GO* 95
Trunk lid, separately 105
Vehicle in an emergency 349
Loss of SmartKey 91
Loss of Smartkey with KEYLESS-GO* 96
Low beam headlamps
Messages in display 330, 331
Replacing bulbs 353
Lowering
Vehicle 365
Lumbar support adjustment 112
419
Index
M
Main 390
Main Dimensions 390
Maintenance 12, 294
Malfunction
Displaying 150
Malfunction memory 150
Calling up 150
Manual headlamp mode 125
Manual operations
Fuel filler flap 351
Interior lighting control 130
Locking the vehicle 349
Sliding/pop-up roof 352
Unlocking the driver’s door 348
Unlocking the trunk lid 349
Massage function 113
MAXCOOL
Maximum cooling 186
Mechanical key 348
Memory function 121, 403
Recalling positions from
memory 122
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking positions 122
420
Storing key dependent settings 122
Menus 136
AUDIO 139
Distronic* 147, 209
In control system 137, 138
Malfunction memory 150
NAVI 147
Settings menu 151
Standard display 139
Submenus 136
TEL* 144
Trip computer 148
Microphone
Hands-free microphone 27
Miles/kilometers in speedometer
Setting 154
Mirrors
Activating exterior rear view mirror
parking position 175
Adjusting 38
Automatic antiglare for rear view
mirror 174
Exterior rear view mirror 38
Exterior rear view mirror parking
position 162
Interior rear view mirror 38
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position 122
MON 270
MON (Motor Octane Number) 404
Mph or km/h in speedometer 154
Multicontour backrest* 112
Multifunction display 134, 404
Selecting language 155
Standard display 138
Multifunction display messages
ABC 313, 318
ABS 314
BAS 315
Brake fluid 321
Brake pads 321
Check engine 306
Coolant 323
Coolant level 322
Distronic* 315
Doors 325
Engine 306
Engine oil level 326
Index
Entry position 328
Hood 328
Lamps 331
Parking brake 321
Selector lever 317
SmartKey 328
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 328
TeleAid 334
Telephone* 334
Tires 336, 339
Trunk 334
Washer fluid 334
Multifunction steering wheel 24, 135,
404
Buttons 135
N
Navigation system
Operating 147
See separate COMAND* operating
instructions
Night security illumination 126
Nubuck leather upholstery
Cleaning 302
O
Occupant safety 58
Airbags 59
Children and airbags 60
Children in the vehicle 69
Fastening the seat belt 40
Infant and child restraint systems
LATCH child seat anchors 73
Seat belts 40, 62
Oil
Adding 277
Consumption 273
Dipstick 273
Filler neck 277
Viscosity 403
Oil level
Checking 271
Oil level via control system
Checking 274
One-touch gearshifting 165
Canceling gear range limit 165
Downshifting 165
Upshifting 165
69
Opening
Ashtray 238
Cup holder 237
Doors from the inside 96
Fuel filler flap 269
Fuel filler flap manually 351
Glove box 231
Hood 272
Side windows 196
Sliding/pop-up roof 199, 352
Sliding/pop-up roof in an
emergency 352
Sliding/pop-up roof with
SmartKey 201
Storage compartment in the center
console 232
Storage compartments in the
armrest 233
Storage compartments in the center
console 233, 234
Trunk 97
Trunk lid from the inside 97
Windows 195
Windows with SmartKey 197
421
Index
Opening from the inside
Trunk 99
Operating
Cassette player 141
CD player 141
COMAND* see separate operating
instructions
Garage door opener 255
Integrated remote control 255
Navigation system 147
Radio 140
Radio transmitters 266
Telephone* 144
Vehicle outside the USA and
Canada 13
Operator’s Manual 10
Ornamental moldings 298
Outside temperature indicator 133
Overdue service 294
Overhead control panel 27
Garage door opener 27
Reading lamp 27
Rear view mirror 27
Tele Aid button 27
422
Override switch see Blocking of rear
window operation 74
Overspeed range 404
P
Paintwork 297
Panic alarm 76
Panic button on SmartKey 76
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 237
Parcel net in trunk 238
Parking 51, 261
Parking and standing lamps
Replacing bulbs 353
Parking assist see Parktronic* 224
Parking brake 45, 52
Engaging 52
Message in display 321
Releasing 45
Warning sound 46
Parking lamps
Replacing bulbs 354, 357
Switching on 124
Parking position
Exterior rear view mirrors 122, 162,
175
Parktronic 224
Parktronic* 224, 404
Malfunctioning 228
Sensor 299
Passenger compartment 266
Fuse box in 374
Interior lighting 129
Interior rear view mirror 38
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 237
Passenger safety see Occupant
safety 58
Passenger seat fore and aft
adjustment 120
Passenger seat head restraint
height 120
Passenger seat height 120
Pedals 259
Phone book*
Loading 146
Quick search 146
Index
Phone number*
Dialing 145
Redialing 146
Plastic and rubber parts
Cleaning 302
Poly-V-belt drive 404
Positions (Memory function)
Recalling from memory 122
Positions (Memory function*)
Storing into memory 122
Power assistance 259
Power seat
Adjusting backrest tilt 35
Adjusting head restraint height 36
Adjusting head restraint tilt 36
Adjusting seat cushion depth 35
Adjusting seat cushion tilt 35
Adjusting seat height 35
Front seat head restraints 109
Seat fore and aft adjustment 35
Power seat bench* 118
Power train 404
Power washer 297
Power windows 195
Blocking of rear window operation 74
Closing with KEYLESS-GO* 198
Side windows 195
Synchronizing 198
Practical hints
First aid kit 344
Fuses 374
Lamp in center console 311
Lamps in instrument cluster 304
Messages in the display 312
Towing the vehicle 371
Vehicle tool kit 344
PRE-SAFE see Preventive occupant
safety 68
Preventive occupant safety
(PRE-SAFE) 68
Problems
While driving 50
With vehicle 17
Product information 9
Program mode selector switch 404
Automatic transmission 170
PULSE function (Massage function) 113
Q
Quick search
Phone book*
146
R
Radio
Selecting satellite radio*
stations 140
Selecting stations 140
Radio transmitters, control and
operation 266
Range (distance to empty)
Calling up 150
Rear fog lamp 354
Bulb 354
Switching on 127
Rear lamp bulbs
Replacing 358
Rear lamps see Tail lamps
Rear passenger compartment
Adjustable air vents 192
Rear seat head restraints
Folding back with switch 110
Placing upright 110
Rear seats 110
423
Index
Rear seats 118
Fore and aft adjustment 119
Head restraint folding 119
Individual seats* 118
Passenger seat fore and aft
adjustment 120
Passenger seat head restraint
height 120
Passenger seat height 120
Rear seat head restraints 110
Seat height 119
Setting front passenger seat position
from rear* 119
Rear view mirror 27
Rear view mirror automatic antiglare 174
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window
Blocking operation 74
Rear window defroster 189
Activating 189
Deactivating 189
Rear window sunshade* 179
Reconnecting
Vehicle battery 368
424
Refueling 269
Regular checks 270
Regular driving style 221
Reinstalling vehicle battery 367
Remote controls
Integrated 252
SmartKey 88, 92
Remote door unlock
With Tele Aid* 249
Remote Vehicle Diagnostics 405
Removing
Vehicle battery 367
Wheel 364
Wiper blades 359
Replacing
Backup lamp bulbs 358
Brake fluid 394
Brake lamp bulbs 358
Bulbs 353
Front lamp bulbs 355
License plate lamp bulbs 358
Parking lamp bulbs 357
Rear fog lamp bulbs 358
Rear lamp bulbs 354, 358
Rear turn signal bulbs 358
Side marker lamp bulbs 357
Standing lamp bulbs 357
Wiper blades 359
Reporting
Safety defects 18
Reset button in the instrument
cluster 151
Resetting
All functions (control system) 151
All functions of a submenu 152
Fuel consumption 149
Service indicator (FSS) 295
Trip odometer 132
Residual heat utilization 191, 405
Residual ventilation 191
REST (Residual engine heat
utilization) 405
Restraint system see Infant and child
restraint systems 69, 72
Rims and Tires 384
Roadside assistance 12
Tele Aid* 246
Rolling code programming 253
Index
RON 270
RON (Research Octane Number)
Roof rack 229
Rotating wheels 291
Rubber parts
Cleaning 302
405
S
Safety
Occupant 58
Safety belts see Seat belts 40
Safety defects
Reporting 18
Safety systems
Driving 77
Screwdriver (vehicle tool kit) 345
Seat belt force limiter 67
Seat belts 64
Cleaning 301
Fastening 40
Proper use of 42, 66
Safety guidelines 62
Warning lamp 308
Seat cushion depth
Adjusting 112
Seat for and aft adjustment 119
Seat heater
Switching off 115
Switching on 114
Seat height 119
Seat ventilation*
Switching off 117
Switching on 117
Seats 108
Adjusting 34
Adjusting lumbar support 113
Adjusting shoulder support 112
Easy entry/exit feature 108
Heater 114
Massage function 113
Multicontour backrest* 112
Rear power seat bench* 118
Rear seats 118
Securing cargo
Cargo tie-down hooks 230
Selector lever
Lock 43
Message in display 317
Position 164
Self-test
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 71
Tele Aid* 243
Service
Calling up the service indicator 295
Major service (Service B) 294
Minor service (Service A) 294
Overdue 294
Types 294
When due 294
Service (maintenance) 294
Service and warranty information 10
Service indicator 294
Calling up 295
Clearing 294, 295
Service life (tires) 283
Service System see FSS 294
Setting
Convenience functions 160
Cruise control 204
Daytime running lamp mode 156
Digital clock 23
Distronic* time interval 213
Following distance in Distronic* 213
425
Index
Higher speed in cruise control 205
Higher speed in Distronic* 211
Individual vehicle settings 151
Interior illumination delayed
switch-off 158
Lamps and lighting (control
system) 155
Language, multifunction display 155
Locator lighting 156
Lower speed in cruise control 205
Lower speed in Distronic* 212
Miles/kilometers in
speedometer 154
Parking position for exterior rear view
mirrors 162
Slower speed in cruise control 205
Slower speed in Distronic* 212
SmartKey dependent memory 160
Speed in cruise control 205
Speed in Distronic* 211
Speedometer display mode 154
Suspension tuning 220
Temperature (interior) 183
Temperature indicator 154
426
Time 23
To last stored speed in Distronic*
("Resume" function) 212
Units
Speedometer 154
Temperature 154
Vehicle level control 219, 221
Setting current speed 204
Setting front passenger seat position
from rear* 119
Settings
Calling up Distronic* 147, 209
Convenience functions 160
Factory, SmartKey 89
Individual (SmartKey) 160
Lighting (control system) 155
Menus and submenus 136
Resetting all (control system) 151
Resetting in the submenu 152
Selective 89, 94
Settings menu
Functions in 151
Individual vehicle settings 151
Submenus 152
Shift lock 405
Shifting
Gear selector lever positions 167
Into optimal gear range (automatic
transmission) 165
Shoulder support
Seat adjustment 112
Side impact airbags 63
Side marker lamps
Replacing bulbs 353, 354, 357
Side windows
Automatic closing 196
Automatic opening 196
Cleaning 300
Closing 195, 196, 197
Closing fully (Express-close) 196
Closing with SmartKey 197
Opening 195, 196, 197
Opening fully (Express-open) 196
Opening with SmartKey 197
Stopping 197
Synchronizing power windows 198
Index
Simultaneous wiping and washing
Windshield wipers 49
Single wipe 49
Sliding/pop-up roof 199
Closing 199, 352
Closing with KEYLESS-GO* 202
Closing with SmartKey 201
Messages in display 333
Opening 199, 352
Opening with SmartKey 201
Stopping 200
Synchronizing 202
SmartKey 30, 88
Battery check lamp 89, 94
Changing the batteries 350
Checking the batteries 91
Factory setting 89
Global locking 89
Global locking and unlocking 89
Global unlocking 89
Locking and unlocking 88
Loss of 91
Opening and closing the
sliding/pop-up roof with 201
Opening and closing windows
with 197
Remote controls 88, 92
Replacing the batteries 349
Restoring to factory setting 90
Selective setting 89
Starting the engine 43
Turning off the engine 53
Unlocking with 30
SmartKey positions in starter switch
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
Checking the battery 95
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 91
Changing the battery 351
Factory setting 94
Global locking 94
Global unlocking 94
Loss of 96
Messages in display 328
Replacing the battery 349
Selective setting 94
Unlocking 91
Unlocking with 32
Snow chains 293
31
Spare fuses 345
Spare parts service 378
Spare wheel
Mounting 361
Speed
Setting current 204
Setting to last stored speed in
Distronic* ("Resume"
function) 212
Speed settings
Cruise control 205
Distronic* 211, 212
Speedometer
Displaying gear range 166
Displays 208
Settings units 154
Speedometer display mode
Selecting 154
Sporty driving style 221
SRS 66, 405
Indicator lamp 310
SRS indicator lamp 58
Standing lamps 124
Replacing bulbs 353, 354, 357
427
Index
Standing water
Driving instructions 265
Starter switch 31
Positions 31
Starting difficulties 44
Starting position 31
Starting the engine 43
Steering column
Height adjustment 37
Length adjustment 37
Steering wheel
Adjusting 37
Adjustment 37
Cleaning 301
Heated steering wheel* 240
Steering wheel adjustment 37
Stolen vehicle
Tracking services 250
Stopping
Sliding/pop-up roof 200
Windows 197
Storage compartments 231
Armrest 232, 233, 234
Cup holder 236, 237
428
Glove box 231
In front of armrest 234
Parcel net 237
Storage compartment in front of
armrest 232, 233
Storage tray 232, 233, 234
Under the front seats 235
Storing (Memory function*)
Positions into memory 122
Submenus
Convenience 160
For settings 136
In control system 138
Instrument cluster 154
Lighting 155
Resetting functions in Control
system 152
Selecting 152
Settings menu 152
Vehicle 159
Sun visors 178
Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) 405
Suspension tuning
For regular driving style 221
For sporty driving style 221
Setting 220
Switching off
Automatic central locking (control
system) 159
Engine 53
ESP 80
Hazard warning flasher 129
Headlamps 53
Switching on
Automatic central locking (control
system) 159
ESP 81
Front fog lamps 127
Front lamps 124
Hazard warning flasher 129
Headlamps 47
High beams 128
Parking lamps 124
Rear fog lamp 127
Windshield wipers 48
Index
Symbol (Distronic*)
Distance warning function*
Synchronizing
ESP 316
Power windows 198
Sliding/pop-up roof 202
T
Tachometer 133
Overspeed range 133
Tail lamps
Cleaning 298
Replacing bulbs 354, 358
Tar stains 297
Tele Aid
Information 247
Initiating an emergency call
manually 245
Roadside assistance 246
Tele Aid System 242
Tele Aid button 27
Tele Aid System 405
Tele Aid* 242
Emergency calls 244
Remote door unlock 249
147
Stolen vehicle tracking services 250
System self-check 243
Upgrade signals 248
TeleAid
Messages in display 334
Telematics* 405
Telephone holder*
Storage compartment in front of
armrest 234
Telephone* 241
Answering a call 145
Dialing a number from the phone
book 145
Ending a call 145
Hands-free microphone 27
Loading phone book* 146
Messages in display 334
Operating 144
Redialing 146
Temperature
Display mode 154
Setting interior temperature 183
Setting units in display 154
Tires 284
Tie-down hooks (Trunk) 230
Tightening torque 405
Tightening torque (Wheel bolts) 365
Time
Setting digital clock 23
Tire inflation pressure
Checking 271, 283
Tire inflation pressure see the placard on
the fuel filler flap
Tire speed rating 263, 406
Tire traction 263
Tires 282, 399
Direction of rotation 283
Driving instructions 262
Messages in display 336, 339
Retreads 282
Service life 283
Temperature 284
Tire pressure monitor warning
lamp* 309
Tread depth 292
Wear pattern 291
Winter 292
Tools 344
429
Index
Tow-away alarm 85
Arming 85
Disarming 85
Disarming for transport 85
Towing eye bolt (vehicle tool kit) 345
Installing 373
Towing the vehicle 371
Tracking services
For stolen vehicle 250
Traction 170, 406
Transmission see Automatic
transmission 278
Tread depth (tires) 292
Trip computer 148
Trip odometer
Resetting 132
Trunk
Auxiliary fuse box 374
Closing from the inside 100
Lock button, KEYLESS-GO* 95
Locking separately 105
Message in display 334
Opening 97
Opening from inside vehicle 97
Opening from the inside 99
430
Parcel net 238
Tie-down hooks 230
Trunk lid 97, 99, 100
Trunk lock 349
Unlocking in an emergency 349
Unlocking separately 105, 106
Unlocking with SmartKey 90
Trunk lid
Closing 98
Trunk lid emergency release 104
Trunk lid opening/closing system* 99
Turn signal lamps
Replacing bulbs 353, 354
Turn signals 47
Additional in mirrors 353
Cleaning lenses 298
Front bulbs 353, 356
Rear bulbs 354, 358
Turning off
Engine 53
Turning off the engine 54
U
Units
Setting speedometer units 154
Setting temperature units 154
Unlocking 30, 88
Driver’s door in an emergency 348
Fuel filler flap 269
Global 89
Global (SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*) 94
Glove box 231
In an emergency 348
Selective settings 89, 94
Trunk in an emergency 349
Trunk lid with SmartKey 90
Trunk lid, separately 105, 106
Vehicle in an emergency 249
With the SmartKey 30
With the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 32, 91
Upgrade signals
Tele Aid* 248
Uphill driving
Cruise control 204
Index
Upholstery
Cleaning 302
Upshifting 165, 169, 172
Useful features 231
Ashtrays 238
Cigarette lighter 239
Garage door opener 250
Heated steering wheel* 240
Storage compartments 231
Tele Aid* 242
Telephone* 241
V
Vehicle
Individual settings 151, 153
Locking in an emergency 349
Lowering 365
Service battery 366
Towing 371
Unlocking in an emergency 348
Vehicle battery 366
Vehicle care 296
Cup holder 301
Distronic* system sensor cover 299
Engine cleaning 298
Gear selector lever 301
Hard plastic trim items 301
Headlamps 298
Instrument cluster 301
Leather upholstery 302
Light alloy wheels 301
Nubuck leather upholstery 302
Ornamental moldings 298
Paintwork 297
Parktronic* system sensor 299
Plastic and rubber parts 302
Power washer 297
Seat belts 301
Side markers 298
Steering wheel 301
Tail lamps 298
Tar stains 297
Turn signals 298
Upholstery 302
Vehicle washing 298
Window cleaning 300
Wiper blades 299
Wood trims 302
Vehicle level 219, 221
Changing 219, 222
Setting 219, 222
Automatic 219, 222
Manual 219, 222
Vehicle lighting
Checking 271
Vehicle submenu
Limiting opening height of trunk
lid*(Control system) 159
Vehicle tool kit 344, 345
Alignment bolt 345
Fuse chart 345
Fuse extractor 345
Gloves 345
Screwdriver 345
Spare fuses 345
Wheel wrench 345
Vehicle washing 298
Ventilated storage compartment 192
Ventilation
Storage compartment 192
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) 406
Voice control system* 406
Hands-free microphone 27
431
Index
W
Warning lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Warning sounds
Distance warning function* 214
Distronic* 208
Drivers seat belts 64
Parking brake 46
Warranty coverage 379
Washing the vehicle 296
Wear pattern (tires) 291
Weights 390
Wheel change
Tightening torque 365
Wheels
Rotating 291
Tires and wheels 282
Window curtain airbags 63
Windows see Side windows
Windshield
Refilling washer fluid 281
Replacing wiper blades 359
Washer fluid 281
432
Windshield washer fluid
Message in display 334
Refilling 281
Wiping with 49
Windshield wipers 48, 177
Fast wiper speed 48
Intermittent wiping 48
Replacing wiper blades 359
Single wipe 49
Switching on 48
Wiping with windshield washer
fluid 49
Winter driving 292
Block heater (Canada only) 293
Snow chains 293
Tires 292
Transmission program mode 171
Winter driving instructions 264
Winter tires 292
Wiper blades
Cleaning 299
Installing 360
Removing 359
Replacing 359
Wiping
And washing simultaneously 49
Interval 48
With windshield washer fluid 49
Wood trims
Cleaning 302
Wrench, wheel (vehicle tool kit) 345
X
Xenon headlamps
Bi-Xenon 401
Service and Literature
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G
Warning
To help avoid personal injury, be extremely careful when performing any service work or repairs. Improper or incomplete service or the use of
incorrect or inappropriate parts or materials may damage the vehicle or its equipment, which may in turn result in personal injury.
If you have any questions about carrying out any type of service, turn to the advice of an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Title illustration no. P00.01-2396-31
Press time 01/09/04
GSP/TIP
Printed in Germany
Order No. 6515 2164 13 Part No. 220 584 87 96 USA Edition B 2004