Mercedes-Benz 2000 ML-Class Operator`s manual

Operator’s Manual
M-Class
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Order No. 6515 4237 13 Part No. 163 584 33 96 USA Edition A 2005
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Our company and staff congratulate you
on the purchase of your new
Mercedes-Benz.
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Please read this manual carefully,
then return it to your vehicle where it
will be handy for your reference.
Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company
name. Furthermore, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as
easy as possible to operate and provide
years of service.
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Please follow the recommendations
contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz.
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and cautions contained in this manual.
They are designed to help improve the
safety of the vehicle operator and occupants.
Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To help assure your driving pleasure,
and also the safety of you and your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of time:
We extend our best wishes for many miles
of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
Contents
Introduction .......................................... 9
Product information................................ 9
Operator’s Manual ............................... 10
Service and warranty information .. 10
Important notice for California
retail buyers and lessees of
Mercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11
Maintenance .................................. 12
Roadside Assistance ...................... 12
Change of address or ownership.... 13
Operating your vehicle outside
the USA or Canada......................... 13
Where to find it.................................... 15
Symbols............................................... 16
Operating safety .................................. 17
Proper use of the vehicle ............... 17
Problems with your vehicle.................. 18
Reporting safety defects...................... 19
Reporting safety defects ................ 19
Vehicle data recording......................... 20
Information regarding
electronic
recording devices........................... 20
At a glance .......................................... 21
Cockpit................................................. 22
Instrument cluster ................................ 24
Center console ..................................... 27
Upper part ...................................... 27
Lower part ...................................... 28
Overhead control panel ........................ 29
Getting started ................................... 31
Unlocking ............................................. 32
Remote control with folding key ..... 32
Adjusting .............................................. 35
Seats............................................... 35
Steering wheel ................................ 40
Mirrors ............................................ 41
Driving .................................................. 43
Fastening the seat belts.................. 43
Starting the engine ......................... 47
Switching on headlamps ................. 50
Turn signals and high beam ............ 50
Windshield wipers........................... 51
Rear window wiper/washer ........... 52
Problems while driving.................... 53
Parking and locking..............................
Parking brake .................................
Switching off headlamps.................
Turning off engine...........................
Locking ...........................................
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Safety and Security ...........................
Occupant safety ...................................
Airbags ...........................................
Seat belts .......................................
Children in the vehicle ....................
Blocking of rear door
window operation ...........................
Panic alarm ..........................................
Activating........................................
Deactivating....................................
Driving safety systems .........................
ABS.................................................
BAS.................................................
4-ETS ..............................................
EBP .................................................
ESP .................................................
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Anti-theft systems................................
Immobilizer.....................................
Anti-theft alarm system ..................
Tow-away alarm,
glass breakage sensor....................
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Controls in detail ...............................
Locking and unlocking .........................
Remote control with folding key.....
Opening the doors
from the inside ...............................
Opening the liftgate........................
Closing the liftgate .........................
Automatic central locking ..............
Locking and unlocking
from the inside ...............................
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Seats ................................................... 95
Removing and installing
front seat head restraints............... 95
Rear seat head restraints ............... 96
Heated seats* ................................ 98
Rear seats ...................................... 99
Third row seats* .......................... 102
Memory function* ............................. 105
Storing positions into memory ..... 106
Recalling positions
from memory ............................... 106
Storing exterior rear
view mirror parking position......... 106
Lighting.............................................. 107
Combination switch ..................... 107
Fog lamps .................................... 111
Hazard warning flasher ................ 113
Interior lighting............................. 114
Instrument cluster ............................. 117
Instrument cluster illumination .... 117
Coolant temperature gauge ......... 118
Display in the speedometer ......... 118
Resetting trip odometer ............... 119
Tachometer.................................. 119
Outside temperature indicator ..... 119
Setting the clock .......................... 119
Automatic transmission.....................
One-touch gearshifting ................
Gear ranges .................................
Gear selector lever position .........
Driving tips...................................
Towing a trailer ............................
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) ......................
Transmission control –
LOW RANGE mode ............................
Switching on LOW RANGE mode..
Switching off LOW RANGE mode .
Good visibility ....................................
Rear view mirrors.........................
Electrically folding
exterior rear view mirrors.............
Windshield wipers ........................
Headlamp cleaning system* ........
Rear window wiper.......................
Sun visors ....................................
Rear window defroster.................
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Automatic climate control .................
Automatic mode...........................
Adjusting air volume and
air distribution manually...............
Defrosting ....................................
Air recirculation mode..................
Air conditioning............................
Residual heat and ventilation .......
Rear passenger compartment
ventilation and rear
automatic climate control ............
Front and rear air vents................
Power windows..................................
Opening and closing
the side windows .........................
Synchronizing power windows .....
Rear quarter windows* ................
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* ...............
Opening and closing the
power tilt/sliding sunroof............
Synchronizing the
power tilt/sliding sunroof............
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Driving systems .................................. 153
Cruise control ............................... 153
Parktronic* system
(Parking assist) ............................. 156
Loading............................................... 160
Loading instructions ..................... 160
Partition net* ................................ 162
Cargo compartment cover blind* . 164
Cargo floor plates ......................... 165
Roof rack* .................................... 166
Useful features ................................... 167
Storage compartments ................. 167
Cup holders .................................. 169
Armrest in rear seat bench ........... 170
Ashtrays and cigarette lighter....... 171
Electrical outlet............................. 173
Telephone* ................................... 173
Tele Aid*....................................... 174
Garage door opener...................... 183
Trip computer* ............................. 189
Operation.......................................... 195
The first 1000 miles (1500 km).......... 196
Driving instructions ............................ 197
Drive sensibly – save fuel ............. 197
Drinking and driving...................... 197
Pedals........................................... 197
Power assistance.......................... 197
Brakes .......................................... 198
Driving off ..................................... 199
Parking ......................................... 200
Tires.............................................. 200
Hydroplaning ................................ 201
Tire traction .................................. 201
Tire speed rating........................... 202
Winter driving instructions............ 202
Standing water ............................. 204
Off-road driving............................. 204
Trailer towing................................ 211
Passenger compartment............... 215
Driving abroad .............................. 216
Control and operation
of radio transmitters..................... 216
Catalytic converter ....................... 217
Emission control ........................... 217
Coolant temperature .................... 218
Contents
At the gas station...............................
Refueling ......................................
Check regularly and
before a long trip..........................
Engine compartment..........................
Hood ............................................
Engine oil......................................
Transmission fluid level ................
Coolant level ................................
Battery .........................................
Windshield/rear
window washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*.........
Tires and wheels ................................
Important guidelines ....................
Life of tire.....................................
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
maintenance service indicator .....
Maintenance service
term exceeded .............................
Calling up the
maintenance service indicator .....
Resetting the
maintenance service indicator .....
Vehicle care.......................................
Cleaning and care of the vehicle ..
Practical hints..................................
What to do if … ..................................
Lamps in instrument cluster ........
Additional indicators
in the speedometer display ..........
Where will I find ...? ...........................
First aid kit ...................................
Vehicle tool kit .............................
Spare wheel (space-saver tire) .....
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Unlocking/locking in
an emergency....................................
Unlocking the vehicle...................
Locking the vehicle ......................
Fuel filler flap ...............................
Manually unlocking the
transmission gear selector lever ..
Opening/closing in
an emergency....................................
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* .........
Replacing key batteries .....................
Remote control ............................
Replacing bulbs .................................
Bulbs............................................
Replacing bulbs for front lamps ...
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps ....
Adjusting headlamp aim ..............
Replacing wiper blades......................
Removing .....................................
Installing ......................................
Flat tire ..............................................
Mounting the spare wheel ...........
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Battery...............................................
Disconnecting the battery............
Removing the battery...................
Charging and
reinstalling the battery .................
Reconnecting the battery.............
Jump starting .....................................
Towing the vehicle .............................
Front towing eye ..........................
Rear towing eye ...........................
Stranded vehicle ..........................
Fuses .................................................
Aids for changing fuses................
Main fuse box...............................
Fuse box in
front passenger footwell ..............
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Technical data .................................. 301
Parts service....................................... 302
Warranty coverage ............................. 303
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet ...................... 303
Identification labels ............................ 304
Layout of poly-V-belt drive.................. 305
Engine ................................................ 306
Rims and tires .................................... 307
Rims and tires............................... 307
Spare wheel .................................. 308
Electrical system ................................ 309
Main Dimensions................................ 310
Weights .............................................. 311
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc........... 312
Capacities..................................... 312
Engine oils .................................... 314
Engine oil additives....................... 314
Air conditioning refrigerant........... 314
Brake fluid .................................... 314
Premium unleaded gasoline.......... 315
Fuel requirements......................... 315
Gasoline additives......................... 315
Coolants ....................................... 316
Windshield washer and
headlamp cleaning* system ......... 319
Windshield and headlamp
washer fluid mixing ratio............... 319
Consumer information........................ 320
Uniform tire quality grading .......... 320
Technical terms ............................... 323
Index ................................................. 329
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 Light Truck
Center where you will receive comprehensive information, also on permissible technical modifications, and where proper
installation will be performed.
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Introduction
Operator’s Manual
This Operator’s Manual contains a great
deal of useful information. We urge you to
read it carefully and familiarize yourself
with the vehicle before driving.
For your own safety and longer service life
of the vehicle, we urge you to follow the instructions and warnings contained in this
manual. Ignoring them could result in damage to the vehicle or personal injury to you
or others. Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Your vehicle may have some or all of the
equipment described in this manual.
Therefore, you may find explanations for
optional equipment not installed in your
vehicle. If you have any questions about
the operation of any equipment, your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will be glad to demonstrate the
proper procedures.
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We continuously strive to improve our
product, and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes
in design and equipment. Therefore, information, illustrations and descriptions in
this Operator’s Manual might differ from
your vehicle.
Service and warranty information
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New Light Truck Limited Warranty,
Optional equipment is also described in
this manual, including operating instructions wherever necessary. Since they are
special-order items, the descriptions and
illustrations herein may vary slightly from
the actual equipment of your vehicle.
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Emission System Warranty,
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Emission Performance Warranty,
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California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control System
Warranty
(California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont only),
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State Warranty Enforcement Laws
(Lemon Laws).
If there are any equipment details that are
not shown or described in this Operator’s
Manual, your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center will be glad to inform
you of correct care and operating procedures.
The Operator’s Manual and Maintenance
Booklet are important documents and
should be kept with the vehicle.
The Service and Warranty Information
Booklet contains detailed information
about the warranties covering your
Mercedes-Benz, including:
Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Important notice for California retail
buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz
automobiles
Under California law you may be entitled to
a replacement of your vehicle or a refund
of the purchase price or lease price, if
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and/or its authorized repair or service facilities fail to fix
one or more substantial defects or malfunctions in the vehicle that are covered by
its express warranty after a reasonable
number of repair attempts. During the period of 18 months from original delivery of
the vehicle or the accumulation of
18 000 miles (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
The Maintenance Booklet describes all the
necessary maintenance work which should
be performed at regular intervals.
The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
Program provides factory-trained technical
help in the event of a breakdown. Calls to
the toll-free Roadside Assistance number
Always have the Maintenance Booklet with
you when you take the vehicle to your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for service. The service advisor will
record each service in the booklet for you.
1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA)
1-800-387-0100 (in Canada)
will be answered by Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Representatives
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Roadside Assistance will be provided in accordance with standard program guidelines which include providing service to the
vehicle up to a reasonable distance from a
paved roadway. We will make every effort
to assist in a breakdown situation, however, the accessibility of your vehicle will be
determined by our authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center technician or the tow service provider on a
case-by-case basis and may be a factor in
our ability to respond.
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Additional charges may be applicable for a
breakdown location determined not to be a
reasonably accessible roadside location as
determined by our authorized technician
and tow service provider.
For additional information refer to the
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program Brochure in your glove box.
Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Change of address or ownership
If you change your address, be sure to
send in the “Change of Address Notice”
found in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet, or simply call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA) at
1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer Service (in Canada) at 1-800-387-0100. It is in
your own interest that we can contact you
should the need arise.
If you sell your Mercedes, please leave all
literature with the vehicle to make it available to the next operator.
Operating your vehicle outside the USA
or Canada
If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign countries, please be aware that:
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service facilities or replacement parts
may not be readily available,
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unleaded gasoline for vehicles with catalytic converters may not be available;
the use of leaded fuels will damage the
catalysts,
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gasoline may have a considerably lower octane rating, and improper fuel can
cause engine damage.
If you bought this vehicle used, be sure to
send in the “Notice of Purchase of Used
Truck” found in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet, or call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center (in the USA) at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes,
or Customer Service (in Canada) at
1-800-387-0100.
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Operator’s Manual
Warning!
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This Sport Utility Vehicle is designed for both on-road and off-road use. It can go places and perform tasks for which conventional 2-wheel drive
passenger cars are not intended. This vehicle will handle and maneuver differently from conventional passenger cars in driving conditions which
may occur on streets, highways and off-road use.
This vehicle has a higher ground clearance and a higher center of gravity than many passenger cars. As with other vehicles of this type, if you
make sharp turns at excessive speeds or abrupt maneuvers, the vehicle may roll over or may go out of control and crash. Utility vehicles have a
significantly higher rollover rate than other types of vehicles. Failure to operate this vehicle safely may result in an accident, rollover of the vehicle,
and severe or fatal injury.
Before you start to drive this vehicle, read the Operator’s Manual. Take time to become familiar with the driving characteristics of this vehicle. Be
sure you are familiar with all vehicle controls. Learn how your vehicle handles on different road surfaces. Do not attempt sharp turns at excessive
speeds or abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving actions that can cause loss of vehicle control. When driving off-road or working the vehicle
hard, do not overload it. And, always wear your seat belts at all times. In a rollover crash, an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than
a person wearing a seat belt.
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Where to find it
왔 Where to find it
This Operator’s Manual is designed to provide comprehensive support information
for you, the vehicle operator. Each section
has its own reference color so you can find
information quickly.
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 on your vehicle. This section expands on the “Getting
started” section and also describes technical innovations. If you are already familiar
with the basic functions of your vehicle,
this section will be of particular interest to
you.
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 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 Maintenance Booklet
Separate operating instructions will be
provided as required depending on the
equipment options installed in your vehicle.
Here you will find descriptions of the safety
features of your vehicle.
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Introduction
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
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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.
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Helpful hints or further information you
may find useful.
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This symbol tells you where to
look for further information on a
topic.
Introduction
Operating safety
왔 Operating safety
Warning!
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Work improperly carried out on electronic
components and associated software could
cause them to cease functioning. Because
the vehicle’s electronic components are interconnected, any modifications made may
produce an undesired effect on other systems. Electronic malfunctions could
seriously impair the operating safety of your
vehicle.
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center for repairs or modifications to
electronic components.
Other improper work or modifications on the
vehicle could also have a negative impact on
the operating safety of the vehicle.
Some safety systems only function while the
engine is running. You should therefore never turn off the engine while driving.
Warning!
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Heavy blows against the vehicle underbody
or tires/wheels, for example when running
over an obstacle, road debris or a pothole,
may cause serious damage and impair the
operating safety of your vehicle. If you feel a
sudden significant vibration or ride disturbance, or you suspect that damage to your
vehicle has occurred, you should turn on
your hazard warning flashers, carefully slow
down, and drive with caution to an area
which is a safe distance from the road.
Inspect the vehicle underbody and
tires/wheels for possible damage. If the vehicle appears unsafe, have it towed to the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center or other qualified maintenance
or repair facility for further inspection or repairs.
Proper use of the vehicle
Proper use of the vehicle requires that you
are familiar with the following information
and rules:
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the safety precautions in this manual
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the “Technical data” section in this
manual
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traffic rules and regulations
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motor vehicle laws and safety standards
Warning!
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Various warning labels are attached to your
vehicle. These warning labels are intended
to make you and others aware of various
risks. You should not remove any of these
warning labels unless explicitly instructed to
do so by information on the label itself. Removal of any of these labels may cause you
and others to be unaware of certain risks
which may result in an accident and/or personal injury.
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Problems with your vehicle
If you should experience a problem with your vehicle, particularly one that you believe may affect its safe operation, we urge you to
immediately contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center to have the problem diagnosed and corrected if required. If the
matter is not handled to your satisfaction, please discuss the problem with the Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center management, or if
necessary contact us at one of the following addresses:
In the USA:
Customer Assistance Center
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Customer Relations Department
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4C9
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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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Vehicle data recording
왔 Vehicle data recording
Information regarding electronic
recording devices
(Including notice pursuant to California Code § 9951)
Please note that your vehicle is equipped with devices that can record vehicle systems data and, if equipped with the Tele Aid system,
may transmit some data in certain accidents.
This information helps, for example, to diagnose vehicle systems after a collision and to continuously improve vehicle safety.
DaimlerChrysler may access the information and share it with others
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for safety research or vehicle diagnosis purposes
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with the consent of the vehicle owner or lessee
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in response to an official request by law enforcement or other government agency
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for use in dispute resolution involving DaimlerChrysler, its affiliates or sales/service organization and/or
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as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Please check the Tele Aid subscription service agreement for details regarding the information that may be recorded or transmitted
via that system.
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At a glance
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
Center console
Overhead control panel
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At a glance
Cockpit
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At a glance
Cockpit
Item
1 Hood lock release
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2 Parking brake pedal
54
3 Parking brake release
54
4 Left cup holder
5 Combination switch
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Exterior lights
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High beam
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Turn signals
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Item
Page
a Windshield wiper/washer
switch
51
b Front Parktronic* warning
indicator
158
c Glove box
167
d Right cup holder
169
e Storage compartment
f Electrical outlet
6 Cruise control lever
153
7 Instrument cluster
117
8 Hazard warning flasher
switch
113
173
g Horn
h Headlamp washer button*
133
j Steering lock with ignition
33
k Steering wheel lever
40
9 Lever for voice control
system*, see separate
operating instructions
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
1 Gauge for
Coolant temperature
118
Outside temperature
119
Fuel reserve
warning lamp
259
2 Knob for
Activating instrument cluster
117
Adjusting intensity
of instrument lamps
117
Main odometer
118
Trip odometer
readout/reset
119
Activating
Maintenance
System indicator
237
Item
Page
3 Left indicator lamps
with:
Item
Page
ê Low range indicator
lamp
259
? Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
USA only
254
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
Canada only
254
¿ Brake Assist
System
(BAS)/Electronic
Stability Program
(ESP) malfunction
warning lamp
252
{ Electronic Traction
System (4-ETS) malfunction indicator
lamp
259
- Antilock Brake System (ABS) malfunction indicator lamp
248
2 Brake pad wear indicator lamp
261
Trip/main
odometer
118
: Low engine oil level
warning lamp
260
Display for Maintenance System
237
/ Low engine coolant
level warning lamp
256
Engine oil level indicator
224
4 Speedometer with:
v 4-ETS (Electronic
Traction
System)/Electronic
Stability Program
(ESP) warning lamp
258
25
At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
5 Photo sensor
(adjusts the brightness of
the digital displays located
in 1, 4 and 8)
6 Right indicator lamps
with:
26
W Low windshield/headlamp
washer system fluid
level warning lamp
260
7 Front passenger airbag switched off
249
‡ Front fog lamp
switched on
112
Item
Page
_ Steering wheel adjustment not locked
260
< Seat belt telltale
260
1 Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) indicator
lamp
262
É Brake warning lamp
250
# Charge indicator
lamp
261
A High beam headlamp indicator
50
Item
Page
7 Knob for setting clock
119
8 Tachometer with:
Display for Selector
lever position
122
Clock
119
9 K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
a L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
At a glance
Center console
왔 Center console
Upper part
Item
1 Air vents, automatic
climate control
Page
144
2 MCS, see separate
operating instructions
3 Automatic climate control
136
Rear window defroster
switch
135
4 Seat heater switch*,
passenger side
98
5 Rear quarter window
switch*, right
6 ESP control switch
Item
Page
7 Rear window
wiper/washer switch
52
8 Rear quarter window
switch*, left
148
9 Seat heater switch*,
driver’s side
98
a Front and rear fog lamp
switch
111
83
148
b Indicator lamp for antitheft
alarm system
127
80
c Transmission control
switch, LOW RANGE mode
27
At a glance
Center console
Lower part
28
Item
Page
Item
Page
1 Ashtray with cigarette
lighter
171
7 Exterior rear view mirror
adjustment switch
41
2 Gear selector lever for
automatic transmission
47
Exterior rear view mirror
electrically folding*
130
3 Power window switch, right
front door
146
8 Central locking switch
93
146
9 Power window switch, left
rear door
146
4 Power window switch, right
rear door
159
a Switch for rear door window override
74
5 Parktronic system*
deactivation switch
169
b Power window switch, left
front door
146
6 Storage compartment with
cup holder
At a glance
Overhead control panel
왔 Overhead control panel
Item
Page
Item
Page
1 Front left interior lighting
114
8 Right reading lamp on/off
115
2 Signal transmitter buttons
for garage door opener
183
9 Automatic antiglare function* on/off
128
3 Front right interior lighting
114
a Left reading lamp on/off
115
4 Roadside Assistance
button
178
b Glass breakage sensor
84
c Trip computer* control
189
Tow-away alarm switch
85
Information button
180
5 Interior lighting control
114
6 Trip computer* display
189
7 Rear view mirror
128
d Tele Aid* (emergency call
system) button
174
e Tilt/sliding sunroof*
switch
150
29
30
Getting started
Unlocking
Adjusting
Driving
Parking and locking
31
Getting started
Unlocking
The “Getting started” section provides an
overview of the vehicle’s most basic functions. First-time Mercedes-Benz owners
should pay special attention to the information given here.
Remote control with folding key
Press unlock button Πon the remote control.
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.
Press release button 4 on the remote
control.
The key folds out.
왘
Remote control with folding key
1 Â Panic button (컄 page 75)
2 ΠUnlock button
3 ‹ Lock button
4 Release button for key
5 Š Unlock button for liftgate
32
왘
Get in the vehicle and insert the key in
the steering lock (컄 page 33).
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 88).
Getting started
Unlocking
Steering lock positions
Steering lock
0 For removing key
The steering is locked when the key is
removed from the steering lock. If
necessary, move steering wheel
slightly to allow the locking mechanism
to engage.
1 Unlocking steering
Power supply to some electrical consumers, such as seat adjustment.
2 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position
All lamps in the instrument cluster
come on. If a lamp in the instrument
cluster fails to come on when the ignition is switched on, have it checked
and replaced if necessary. If a lamp in
the instrument cluster remains on after
starting the engine or comes on while
driving, refer to “Lamps in instrument
cluster” (컄 page 248).
3 Starting position
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock and lock the 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
When you switch on the ignition, the indicator and warning lamps in the instrument cluster come on. This indicates
that the respective systems are operational. They should go out when the engine is running.
33
Getting started
Unlocking
i
The key can only be withdrawn in
position 0.
If necessary, move steering wheel
slightly to allow the key to be turned
clockwise to position 1.
A warning sounds when the driver’s
door is opened and the key is in steering lock position 0 or 1.
The key can only be removed from the
steering lock with the gear selector lever in position P.
!
To prevent accelerated battery discharge and a possible dead battery, always remove the key from the steering
lock when the engine is not in operation.
For more information, see “Remote control
with folding key” (컄 page 88).
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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.
Seats
The seats can be adjusted either manually
or electrically, depending on the vehicle’s
equipment.
That could cause serious or fatal injuries.
The seat backrest and seat belts provide the
best restraint when the wearer is in a nearly
upright position and belts are properly positioned on the body. Your seat must be adjusted so that you can correctly fasten your
seat belt (컄 page 43).
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.
G
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.
컄컄
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock and lock your
vehicle.
Even with the key removed from the steering lock, the power seats* can also 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.
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.
Never place hands under the seat or near
any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Warning!
Warning!
Warning!
1
BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens
Automotive Corp.
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Getting started
Adjusting
컄컄
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.
Manual seat adjustment
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
Lift handle 1.
왘
Slide seat to the desired position.
왘
Allow handle 1 to reengage.
왘
Check for proper seat engagement
before driving.
Adjust seat to a comfortable seating position that still allows you to reach the
accelerator/brake pedal safely. The position should be as far rearward as possible,
consistent with ability to properly operate
controls.
i
When moving the seat, make sure
there are no items in the footwell or
behind the seats. Otherwise you could
damage the seats.
1 Seat fore and aft adjustment
2 Backrest tilt
3 Seat height
36
Getting started
Adjusting
Seat backrest tilt
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Turn handwheel 2 forward or backward until your hands are slightly angled when holding the steering wheel.
Head restraint height
Warning!
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.
Seat height
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Lift handle 3.
왘
Use your body weight to push the seat
downwards.
왘
Lift your weight off the seat to obtain a
higher seat position.
왘
Release lever 3.
G
1 Release button
Raising:
왘
Manually adjust the height of the head
restraint by pulling it upward.
Lowering:
왘
To lower the head restraint, push
release button 1 and press down on
the head restraint.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
i
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as possible.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint tilt
Power seat* adjustment
Seat fore and aft adjustment
The seat adjustment switch is located on
the entry side of each front seat base.
왘
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 1.
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.
i
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint.
왘
When moving the seat, make sure
there are no items in the footwell or behind the seat. Otherwise you could
damage the seat.
Push or pull on the upper edge of the
head restraint cushion.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 95).
1 Backrest tilt
2 Seat fore and aft adjustment
3 Seat cushion tilt
4 Seat height
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
or
왘
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Open the respective door.
The memory function* (컄 page 105)
lets you store the setting for the seat
positions together with the setting for
the exterior rear view mirrors.
Getting started
Adjusting
Seat cushion tilt
왘
Head restraint height
Warning!
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 3 until your upper
legs are lightly supported.
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.
Seat backrest tilt
왘
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 1 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 4.
G
1 Release button
Raising:
왘
Manually adjust the height of the head
restraint by pulling it upward.
Lowering:
왘
To lower the head restraint, push
release button 1 and press down on
the head restraint.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
i
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as possible.
39
Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint tilt
Steering wheel
Warning!
Steering wheel adjustment
G
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving, or driving without the adjustment
locked could cause the driver to lose control
of the vehicle.
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint.
왘
Push or pull on the upper edge of the
head restraint cushion.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 95).
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock 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.
1 Lever
왘
To unlock the steering column, move
lever 1 to its stop down.
왘
Move steering wheel to the desired position.
왘
To lock the steering column, move
lever 1 to its stop up.
The steering wheel is once again
locked into position.
40
Getting started
Adjusting
!
Do not drive the vehicle until you have
properly locked the steering column.
If the indicator lamp _ (컄 page 26)
comes on while the engine is running,
the steering column is not locked properly.
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.
왘
Manually adjust the interior rear view
mirror.
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 128).
Exterior rear view mirrors
Warning!
G
Exercise care when using the passengerside 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.
!
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.
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Getting started
Adjusting
The buttons are located on the lower part
of the center console.
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
i
왘
Press button 1 for the driver’s side exterior rear view mirror or button 2 for
the passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror.
With the front doors closed, the exterior rear view mirrors can still be adjusted for approximately 30 minutes after
the ignition has been switched off.
왘
Push adjustment button 3 up, down,
left, or right according to the desired
setting.
i
!
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 exterior
mirrors in and out manually*”
(컄 page 130).
The memory function* (컄 page 105)
lets you save the exterior mirror settings together with the seat and
steering wheel settings.
i
At low outside temperatures, the exterior mirrors will be automatically
heated.
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 128).
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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.
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.
Warning!
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.
If you are ever in an accident, your injuries
can be considerably more severe without
your seat belt properly buckled. Without
your seat belt buckled, you are much more
likely to hit the interior of the vehicle or be
ejected from it. You can be seriously injured
or killed.
In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are wearing your
seat belt. The airbags can only provide the
protection they were designed to afford if
the occupants are using their seat belts
(컄 page 58).
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.
컄컄
1
BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens
Automotive Corp.
43
Getting started
Driving
컄컄
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 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.
Warning!
G
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Make
sure everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt.
Never use a seat belt for more than one person at a time.
Warning!
G
Read and observe the additional warning notices printed in the “Safety and Security”
section (컄 page 62) and (컄 page 64).
1 Latch plate
2 Buckle
3 Release button
4 Seat belt outlet
44
Getting started
Driving
왘
왘
With a smooth motion, pull the belt
from seat belt outlet 4.
Place the shoulder portion of the belt
across the top of your shoulder and the
lap portion across your hips.
앫
Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips (over hip joint) and not
across the abdomen.
앫
Place the seat backrest in a nearly upright position.
왘
Push latch plate 1 into buckle 2 until
it clicks.
앫
Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at a time.
왘
If necessary, tighten the lap portion to
a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion
up.
앫
왘
If necessary, adjust the seat belt to the
correct height (컄 page 46).
Do not fasten a seat belt around a person and another object at the same
time. When using a seat belt to secure
infant or toddler restraints or children
in booster seats, always follow the
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Proper use of seat belts
앫
Do not twist the belt when fastening.
앫
Adjust seat belt so that the shoulder
portion is located as close as possible
to the middle of the shoulder (it should
not touch the neck). Never pass the
shoulder portion of the belt under your
arm. For this purpose, you can adjust
the height of the belt outlet
(컄 page 46).
앫
Check your seat belt during travel to
make sure it is properly positioned.
앫
Make sure the seat belt is always fitted
snugly. Take special care of this when
wearing loose clothing.
Warning!
G
Do not pass belts over sharp edges. They
could tear.
Do not allow the belt to get caught in the
door or in the seat adjustment mechanism.
This could damage the belt.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effectiveness of the belts.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash, they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Getting started
Driving
Seat belt height adjustment
Adjusting seat belt higher
Seat belt height can be adjusted for the following seats:
왘
앫
Driver’s seat
앫
Passenger seat
앫
Outer rear seats
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 or pass under the arm).
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Slide belt outlet upward.
The belt outlet engages in various positions.
Adjusting seat belt lower
1 Release button
왘
Press and hold release button 1.
왘
Slide belt outlet in desired position.
왘
Let go of release button 1.
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 only with at least one window fully open.
Starting
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Do not depress accelerator.
왘
Turn the key in the steering lock to
position 3 and hold until the engine
starts (컄 page 33).
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
The gear selector lever lock is released.
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position with gear selector lever
lock
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
For information on turning off the engine,
see “Turning off engine” (컄 page 55).
For more information, see “Automatic
transmission” (컄 page 120).
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Getting started
Driving
Starting difficulties
왘
Parking brake
If the engine does not start as described,
carry out the following steps:
왘
The warning lamp É in the instrument cluster goes out.
Turn key in steering lock to position 0
and repeat starting procedure.
Driving
Remember that extended starting attempts can drain the battery.
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 291).
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
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Move gear selector lever to position D
or R.
i
1 Parking brake pedal
2 Release handle
Warning!
Wait for the gear selection process to
complete before setting the vehicle in
motion.
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, and lock the
vehicle.
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could release the parking brake,
which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.
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Release the parking brake by pulling on
handle 2.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator
pedal.
Once the vehicle is in motion, the automatic central locking system engages
and the locking knobs drop down.
Getting started
Driving
!
If you hear a warning signal when driving off, you have forgotten to release
the parking brake.
Release the parking brake.
After a cold start, the automatic transmission shifts at a higher engine revolution.
This allows the catalytic converter to reach
its operating temperature earlier.
Warning!
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 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.
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.
!
Place the gear selector lever in
position R only when the vehicle is
stopped in order to avoid damaging the
transmission.
!
Do not run cold engine at high engine
speeds. Running a cold engine at high
engine speeds may shorten the service
life of the engine.
!
Simultaneously depressing the accelerator pedal and applying the brake reduces engine performance and causes
premature brake and drivetrain wear.
For more information, see “Driving instructions” (컄 page 197).
For information on off-road driving, see
“Off-road driving” (컄 page 204).
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Getting started
Driving
Switching on headlamps
Turn signals and high beam
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
The combination switch is on the left of the
steering column.
Turn signals
왘
Press combination switch in direction
of arrow 1 or 2.
The corresponding turn signal indicator
lamp K or L in the instrument
cluster flashes.
The combination switch resets automatically after major steering wheel
movements.
i
Combination switch
Combination switch
1 Off
2 Low beam headlamps on
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
3 High beam
왘
Turn combination switch to
position õ.
The low beam headlamps are switched
on.
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 107).
To signal minor directional changes,
move combination switch only to point
of resistance and release. The corresponding turn signals will flash three
times.
High beam
왘
Push combination switch forward in direction of arrow 3.
The high beam indicator lamp A in
the instrument cluster comes on.
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 107).
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Getting started
Driving
Windshield wipers
The wiper switch is located on the right of
the steering column.
Wiper switch
0 Windshield wipers off
1 Intermittent wiping
2 Normal wiper speed
3 Fast wiper speed
4 Wiping with windshield wiper fluid
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
!
Switching on windshield wipers
Vehicles with rain sensor*:
왘
Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when the vehicle is taken to an automatic car wash or during
windshield cleaning. Wipers will operate in the presence of water sprayed on
the windshield, and wipers may be
damaged as a result.
Single wipe
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.
왘
Press the wiper switch to the desired
position 1, 2 or 3, depending on
the intensity of the rain.
Press wiper switch briefly in the direction of arrow 2.
The windshield wipers wipe one time
without washer fluid.
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
왘
Pull and hold wiper switch in direction
of arrow 4.
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 230).
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Getting started
Driving
!
Rear window wiper/washer
If anything blocks the windshield wipers (leaves, snow, etc.), switch them off
immediately.
The button is on the upper part on the center console.
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For safety reasons, withdraw key
from steering lock before attempting to remove any blockage.
앫
Remove blockage.
앫
Turn the windshield wipers on
again.
set the combination switch to the
next highest wiper speed
앫
have the windshield wipers
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
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왘
Press upper half 1 of the button.
The indicator lamp 2 comes on.
Deactivating intermittent wipe
왘
Press upper half 1 of the button
again.
The indicator lamp 2 goes out.
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
If windshield wipers fail to function at
all in switch position 1,
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Activating intermittent wipe
왘
1 Intermittent wiping
2 Indicator lamp
3 Wiping with washer fluid
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
Press and hold lower half 3 of the button.
The wiper operates with washer fluid.
After releasing the button the wiper operates for additional five seconds.
For more information, see “Windshield
wipers” (컄 page 131).
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.
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.
앫
An ignition cable may be damaged.
앫
The engine electronics may not be
operating properly.
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Unburned gasoline may have entered
the catalytic converter and damaged it.
왘
Give very little gas.
왘
왘
Have the problem repaired by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
If no damage can be determined on the
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 227).
If the extent of the damage cannot be determined:
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
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major assemblies
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fuel system
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engine mount:
왘
Start the engine in the usual manner.
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Getting started
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 key from the steering lock. The
vehicle cannot be steered when the key is
removed.
Warning!
G
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
system. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the
vehicle.
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Warning!
G
Parking brake
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 vehicle movement, before turning off
the engine and leaving the vehicle always:
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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.
앫
Turn the key to steering lock position 0
and remove.
앫
Take the key and lock vehicle when leaving.
1 Parking brake
2 Release handle
왘
Step firmly on parking brake 1.
When the engine is running, the warning lamp É in the instrument cluster will be illuminated.
Getting started
Parking and locking
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could release the parking
brake and/or move the gear selector lever
from position P, either of which could result
in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
Warning!
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Turning off engine
왘
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.
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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 road curb.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P (컄 page 123).
When parked on an incline, also turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
왘
Turn the key in the steering lock to
position 0 (컄 page 33) and remove it.
The immobilizer is activated.
Switching off headlamps
왘
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Turn the combination switch to 1
(컄 page 50).
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 107).
The key can only be removed from the
steering lock with the gear selector lever in position P.
왘
Move the steering wheel slightly to allow the locking mechanism to engage. 컄컄
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Getting started
Parking and locking
컄컄왘
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 43).
Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding the latch
plate.
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With the key removed and the driver’s
door open, a warning sounds if the vehicle’s exterior lamps are not switched
off.
Warning!
G
Locking
Warning!
Warning!
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.
왘
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, 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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G
After exiting the vehicle, press the lock
button ‹ on the remote control
(컄 page 32).
The turn signal lamps flash three times
and the locking knobs on the doors
move down.
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, 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).
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Panic alarm
Driving safety systems
Anti-theft systems
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
In this section you will learn the most important facts about the restraint systems
of the vehicle.
The restraint systems are
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Seat belts
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Emergency tensioning device
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Airbags
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Child seats
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Child seat recognition
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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 67).
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The 1 indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 26) comes on for about
four seconds when you turn the key in the
steering lock to position 1. It goes out
when you start the engine. This shows that
the restraint systems are operational.
If the lamp does not come on at all or if it
fails to extinguish after approximately four
seconds or if it comes on thereafter, a malfunction in the system has been detected.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 262).
Warning!
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In the event that the 1 indicator lamp
comes on during driving or does not come at
all, the SRS self-check has detected a malfunction.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center immediately to have the
system checked; otherwise the SRS may not
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 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 Light Truck
Center.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Airbags
Warning!
Warning!
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Airbags are designed to reduce the potential
of injury and fatality in certain frontal (front
airbags) impacts, or side (side impact and
head protection window curtain airbags) impacts which may cause significant injuries.
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.
G
앫
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
ten inches (25 cm) or more. You should
be able to accomplish this by a combination of adjustments to the seat and
steering wheel. If you have any problems, please see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Airbags and emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) are designed to function on
a one-time only basis. An airbag or ETD
that was activated must be replaced.
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.
To reduce the risk of injury when the front
airbags inflate, it is very important for the
driver and front passenger to always be in a
properly seated position and to wear your
seat belt.
For maximum protection in the event of a
collision always be in normal seated position
with your back against the backrest. Fasten
your seat belt and make sure it is properly
positioned on your body (컄 page 43).
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:
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Sit properly belted in a nearly upright
position with your back against the seat
backrest.
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컄컄
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
컄컄
1
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Adjust the passenger seat as far as possible rearward from the dashboard when
the seat is occupied.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injuries to you or other
occupants.
앫
Occupants, especially children, should
never lean their heads in the area of the
door where the side impact airbag inflates. 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.
If you sell your vehicle, it is important
that you make the buyer aware of this
safety information. Be sure to give the
buyer this Operator’s Manual.
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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.
BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens
Automotive Corp.
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Warning
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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
(컄 page 70). 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.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
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
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 both rear door
mounted side airbags deactivated, then
deactivation can be accomplished upon
your written request to do so at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center at an additional cost.
Please contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck 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 impacts (front airbags)
and in side impacts (side impact and
head protection window curtain airbags) which exceed preset thresholds.
Only during these types of impacts, if of
sufficient severity to meet the deployment tresholds, 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.
In cases of other frontal impacts,
angled impacts, roll-overs, other side
impacts, rear collisions, or other accidents, the airbags will not be activated.
The driver and passengers will then be
protected by the fastened seat belts.
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
to your safety and that of your passengers that you replace deployed airbags
and repair any malfunctioning airbags
to make sure the vehicle will continue
to provide supplemental crash protection for occupants.
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
emergency tensioning device and
airbag
Warning
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앫
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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 Light Truck Center.
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 cover, or door trim panels, 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.).
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Airbags and emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) are designed to function on
a one-time only basis. An airbag or ETD
that was activated must be replaced.
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
Airbag system components will be hot
after an 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 Light Truck 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
Light Truck 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.
Safety and Security
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.
Warning!
Front airbags
The passenger front airbag will only be
deployed if:
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In the event that the 1 indicator lamp
comes on while driving, the SRS may not be
operational. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center immediately to have the system checked; otherwise
the SRS may not be activated when needed
in an accident, which could result in serious
or fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could also result in injury.
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.
1 Driver airbag
2 Passenger front airbag
3 Side impact airbag
Driver and front passenger airbags are
deployed:
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in the event of a frontal impact
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
앫
independently of the side impact airbags
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the passenger seat is occupied
앫
the 7 indicator lamp in the instrument cluster is not lit (컄 page 26)
앫
the impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold
!
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.
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Side impact airbags, window curtain
airbags
The front passenger side impact airbag will
only deploy if the system senses that the
front passenger seat is occupied.
The side impact airbags and window
curtain airbags are not deployed in impacts which do not exceed the system’s
deployment threshold.
Seat belts
1 Window curtain airbags
2 Side impact airbag, rear
3 Side impact airbag, front
The side impact airbags and window
curtain airbags are deployed:
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on the impacted side of the vehicle
앫
in impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold
앫
independently of the front airbags
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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 information on fastening seat belts,
see the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 43).
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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 67).
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
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.
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
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.
Warning!
G
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Make
sure everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt.
Never use a seat belt for more than one person at a time.
Warning!
G
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 Light Truck Center.
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Warning!
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USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY
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Seat belts can only work when used
properly. Never wear seat belts in any
other way than as described in this section, as that could result in serious injuries in case of an accident.
Each occupant should wear their seat
belt at all times, because seat belts help
reduce the likelihood of and potential
severity of injuries in accidents, including rollovers. The integrated restraint
system includes SRS (driver airbag, passenger front airbag, front and rear door
mounted side impact airbags and window curtain airbags), ETD (seat belt
emergency tensioning device for the
outboard passenger seats [except in the
optional third row seats]), and front seat
knee bolsters.
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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.
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 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.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Emergency tensioning device, seat belt
force limiter
The seat belts for the front seats are
equipped with emergency tensioning devices and belt force limiters. The outboard
passenger seats belts (except in the third
row seats*) are equipped with emergency
tensioning devices.
The ETD is designed to activate in the
following cases:
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in frontal or rear-end impacts exceeding a preset severity level
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if the restraint systems are operational
and functioning correctly, see
1 indicator lamp (컄 page 58)
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The ETDs for the front seats will only
activate if the respective front seat belt
is fastened (latch plate properly inserted into buckle).
The ETDs for the rear outer seats will
activate with or without the respective
seat belt fastened.
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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An emergency tensioning device (ETD) that
was activated must be replaced.
When disposing of the emergency tensioning device, our safety instructions must be
followed. These are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Children in the vehicle
If an infant or child is traveling with you in
the vehicle:
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Secure the child using an infant or child
restraint appropriate to the age and
size of the child.
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 Light Truck
Center.
!
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.
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Infant and child restraint systems
Use only a BabySmartTM1 compatible child
restraint for the front passenger seat in
this vehicle.
We recommend that all infants and
children be properly restrained at all times
while the vehicle is in motion. 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
shoulder belt out completely and let it retract. During the 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.
1
BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens
Automotive Corp.
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For information on child seats with
anchor fittings for tether anchorages,
see “Installation of infant and child restraint system” (컄 page 71).
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.
For information on child seat anchors –
LATCH type, see (컄 page 73).
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
Standard 213 and 210.2.
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.
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.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
When using any infant or child restraint
system, make sure to carefully read
and follow all manufacturer’s instructions for installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to 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
fatal injury can result.
Infants and small children should never
share a seat belt with another occupant.
During an accident, they could be crushed
between the occupant and seat belt.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
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.
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Occupant safety
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.
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.
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system
Self-test BabySmartTM without special
child seat installed
Special BabySmartTM1 compatible child
seats, designed for use with the
Mercedes-Benz system and available at
any authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center, are required for use with the
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation system.
With the special seat properly installed,
the passenger front airbag will not deploy.
After turning the key in the steering lock to
position 1 or 2, the 7 indicator lamp located in the instrument cluster comes on
for approximately six seconds, extinguishes, then flashes once.
The 7 indicator lamp located in the instrument cluster will be illuminated, except with the key removed or in steering
lock position 0 (컄 page 33).
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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 may cause an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
The system does not deactivate the
door mounted side impact airbag, the
window curtain airbags and the emergency tensioning device.
1
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BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens
Automotive Corp.
If the indicator lamp should not come on or
is continuously lit, the system is not functioning. You must see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center before
seating any child on the front passenger
seat.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 249).
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
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.
When using a BabySmartTM compatible
child seat on the front passenger seat, the
passenger front airbag will not deploy only if
the 7 indicator lamp remains illuminated.
Please 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 passenger seat until the system has
been repaired.
Warning!
Installation of infant and child restraint
system
왘
Guide top tether strap between head
restraint and top of seat back. Head
restraint must be installed and positioned such that the top tether strap
can pass freely between the head restraint and top of seat back.
G
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 7 indicator lamp not to come on during self-test or be continuously lit, indicating
that the system is not functioning.
1 Hook
2 Anchorage ring
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왘
Securely fasten the hook 1 to the anchorage ring 2.
For safety, make sure the hook has attached to the ring beyond the safety
catch, as illustrated.
Once the top tether anchorage hook is
attached, the child restraint itself can be
secured. Tigthen the top tether strap
according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
This vehicle is provided with three tether
anchorages 3 for a top tether strap behind the second row seats.
!
Do not use the tether anchorages 4
for a top tether strap on a second row
seat.
3 Anchorage rings for second row seats
4 Anchorage rings for third row seats*
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When using the third row observe the
following:
앫
Installation of infant and child restraint
systems with a top tether strap is allowed only on both third row seats plus
the center second row seat.
앫
When using the center second row seat
for a top tether strap, the left third row
seat should only be used for a child restraint system, since exiting the vehicle
may not be possible in an emergency
due to the routing of the top tether
strap.
앫
When installing an infant or child restraint system with a top tether strap
on the left second row seat, the left
third row seat should not be occupied.
Vehicle with third row seats*
Vehicle without third row seats
3 Anchorage rings for second row seats
4 Anchorage rings for third row seats*
This vehicle is provided with tether anchorages for a top tether strap behind the
second row seats 3 and the third row
seats 4.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
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Child seat anchors – LATCH type
i
An infant and child restraint system
must not be installed on the right
second row seat while a passenger
rides in a third row seat. An infant and
child restraint system installed on the
right second row seat will prevent the
use of the easy-entry/exit feature
(컄 page 101).
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
matching mounting fittings.
With a child seat installed in the left
rear seat, the seat belt for the center
seat occupied by a passenger must operate freely. Guide seat belt between
its seat cushion mount and backrest
mount along outside of right side child
seat mount.
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.
1 Anchors
왘
Install a LATCH type child seat according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Warning!
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Blocking of rear door window operation
Warning!
Install child seat according to manufacturer’s instructions.
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.
The child seat must be firmly attached in the
right and left side anchors.
An incorrectly mounted child seat may come
loose during an accident.
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.
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.
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1 Override switch
왘
Slide override switch 1 to the right.
A dot becomes visible. The rear windows can no longer be operated using
the switch in the rear doors.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, and lock the 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 on power windows,
see “Power windows” (컄 page 146).
Safety and Security
Panic alarm
왔 Panic alarm
An audible alarm and flashing turn signal
lamps will operate for approximately
2½ minutes.
Activating
왘
Press and hold button 1 for at least
one second.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 1 again.
or
왘
1 Â button
Insert key in steering lock.
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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:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
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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
4-ETS (Electronic Traction System)
앫
Excessive speed, especially in turns
앫
EBP (Electronic Brake Proportioning)
앫
Wet and slippery road surfaces
앫
ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
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.
i
In winter operation, the maximum effectiveness of the ABS, the BAS, the
ESP, the EBP, and the 4-ETS is only
achieved with winter tires (M+S tires)
or snow chains as required.
The ABS, BAS, ESP and 4-ETS 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.
The - indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 25) comes on when you
turn the key in the steering lock to
position 2. It goes out when the engine is
running.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Braking
Emergency brake maneuver
LOW RANGE– ABS
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
During off-road driving, a special low range
system for the ABS is operational with
transmission in LOW RANGE mode
(컄 page 127).
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.
Keep continuous full pressure on the
brake pedal.
i
With the ABS malfunctioning, the BAS,
the ESP, and the 4-ETS are also
switched off.
Normal driving and braking functions
are still available.
When applying the service brakes at
speeds below approximately
18 mph (30 km/h), the front wheels are
locked cyclically to shorten the braking
distance (dig-in effect). This affects steering the vehicle.
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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Driving safety systems
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 248).
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BAS
Warning!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) operates in
emergency situations. If you apply the
brakes very quickly, the BAS automatically
provides full brake boost, thereby potentially reducing braking distance. 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.
The ¿ indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 25) comes on when you
turn the key in the steering lock to
position 2. It goes out when the engine is
running.
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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 afforded. The BAS
cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BAS equipped vehicle must never
be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s
safety or the safety of others.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 251).
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
4-ETS
Warning!
The 4-Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
improves vehicle’s ability to utilize available traction, especially under slippery
road conditions. The brakes are applied to
the spinning wheel and power is transferred to the wheel(s) with traction.
G
When you see the 4-ETS/ESP-warning
lamp v flashing in the speedometer,
then proceed as follows:
앫
While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
The traction control engages at vehicle
speeds up to approximately 24 mph
(40 km/h), and switches off at approximately 50 mph (80 km/h).
앫
While driving ease up on the accelerator.
앫
Adapt your speed and driving style to
the prevailing road conditions.
The { indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 25) comes on when you
turn the key to position 2. It goes out when
the engine is running.
Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
The 4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v, located in the speedometer dial, starts to flash
at any vehicle speed, as soon as the tires
lose traction and the wheels begin to spin.
The 4-ETS cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speed.
!
Because of the ESP’s automatic operation, the engine must be shut off (Key in
steering lock position 0 or 1) when the
parking brake is being tested on a
brake test dynamometer.
Active braking action through 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.
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If the yellow 4-ETS malfunction indicator lamp { comes on while the
4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v flashes, the electronic traction system is being switched off temporarily to prevent
overheating of the drive wheel brakes.
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Driving safety systems
LOW RANGE 4-ETS
During off-road driving, a special low range
system for the 4-ETS is operational with
transmission in LOW RANGE mode.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 248) and
(컄 page 259).
EBP
The EBP enhances braking effectiveness
by allowing the rear brakes to supply a
greater proportion of the braking effort
without a loss of vehicle stability.
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 4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v in the
speedometer flashes when the ESP is engaged.
The ¿ indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 25) and the 4-ETS/ESP
warning lamp v in the speedometer
come on when you turn the key to
position 2. They go out when the engine is
running.
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Never switch off the ESP when you see the
4-ETS/ESP-warning lamp v flashing in
the speedometer. 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.
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, following another vehicle too closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful
driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESP equipped vehicle must never
be exploited in a reckless or dangerous
manner which could jeopardize the user’s
safety or the safety of others.
!
Switching off the ESP
Because of the ESP’s automatic operation, the engine must be shut off (Key in
steering lock position 0 or 1) when the
parking brake is being tested on a
brake test dynamometer.
Warning!
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.
Active braking action through 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.
LOW RANGE – ESP
During off-road driving, a special low range
system for the ESP is operational with
transmission in LOW RANGE mode
(컄 page 127).
In the LOW RANGE mode, the ESP operates in a traction improving fashion specifically adapted for off-road driving. At
speeds below 27 mph (45 km/h), the ESP
assists in over-/understeering, thus improving vehicle traction.
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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
앫
when driving off-road
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Driving safety systems
!
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an
extended period of time with the ESP
switched off. This may cause serious
damage to the drivetrain which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
The switch is located on the upper center
console.
The ESP always operates when you are
braking, even when it has been deactivated.
Warning!
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Turn ESP on immediately if the aforementioned circumstances do not apply
anymore.
Traction control brakes a spinning wheel
even when the ESP is deactivated.
G
When the 4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP is
switched off.
ESP on/off switch
왘
Press upper half of the ESP switch.
The 4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v in
the speedometer comes on.
The ESP is deactivated.
If one or more drive wheels are spinning,
the 4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v in the
speedometer flashes, regardless of the
speed.
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions and to the non-operating
status of the ESP.
Switching on the ESP
왘
Press lower half of the ESP switch until
the 4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v in
the speedometer goes out.
You are now again in normal driving
mode.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 247).
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Anti-theft systems
왔 Anti-theft systems
Immobilizer
Anti-theft alarm system
The immobilizer prevents unauthorized
persons from starting your vehicle.
Once the alarm system has been armed, a
visual and audible alarm is triggered when
someone:
Activating
Removing the key from the steering lock
activates the immobilizer.
Deactivating
Turning the key in the steering lock to
position 2 (컄 page 33) 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 Light
Truck Center or call
1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA), or
1-800-387-0100 (in Canada).
앫
opens a door
앫
opens the liftgate
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
unlocking and opening the driver’s
door with the mechanical key
i
If the alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call to the Response
Center is initiated automatically by the
Tele Aid* system (컄 page 174) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to
and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage
are available.
Arming the alarm system
The alarm system is armed after locking
the vehicle with the remote control. The
turn signal lamps flash three times to indicate that the alarm system is activated. A
red indicator lamp in the center console
will flash after approximately 10 seconds
when the alarm system is completely
armed (컄 page 27).
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Anti-theft systems
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앫
attempts to raise the vehicle
If the turn signal lamps do not flash
three times, the tow-away - glass
breakage sensor is malfunctioning or
one of the following elements may not
be properly closed:
The alarm system will rearm automatically again after approximately
40 seconds if one of the doors or the
liftgate is not opened.
앫
breaks a window and reaches into the
passenger compartment
앫
a door
Canceling the alarm
앫
the liftgate
To cancel the alarm:
앫
the hood
왘
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 remote control. The turn signal lamps flash once to indicate that the alarm system is
deactivated.
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
or
왘
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
remote control.
The alarm is canceled.
Tow-away alarm, glass breakage
sensor
The tow-away alarm and the glass breakage sensor are part of the anti-theft alarm
system.
Once the tow-away alarm is armed, a visual
and audible alarm will be triggered when
someone:
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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
30 seconds, a call to the Response
Center is initiated automatically by the
Tele Aid* system (컄 page 174) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to
and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage
are available.
Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Arming tow-away alarm and glass
breakage sensor
When you lock your vehicle, the tow-away
and glass breakage sensor alarm is automatically armed.
Vehicles with trip computer*
왘
The buttons are located in the overhead
control panel.
Turn key in steering lock to position 2
(컄 page 33).
왘
Return key to position 0 and remove it
from the steering lock.
왘
Within 30 seconds press button 1
or 2.
Disarming tow-away alarm and glass
breakage sensor
To prevent triggering the tow-away alarm
feature, switch off the tow-away alarm and
glass breakage sensor before towing the
vehicle, or when parking on a surface subject to movement, such as a ferry or auto
train.
The display shows OFF.
왘
1 Reset button
2 Mode button
3 Display
4 Glass breakage sensor
Exit vehicle and lock vehicle with
remote control (컄 page 32).
The tow-away alarm and glass breakage
sensor remain switched off until the key is
inserted in steering lock and turned to
position 1.
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Anti-theft systems
Vehicles without trip computer*
왘
The buttons are located in the overhead
control panel.
Turn key in steering lock to position 2
(컄 page 33).
왘
Return key to position 0 and remove it
from the steering lock.
왘
Within 30 seconds press button 1 on
the right or left side.
왘
Exit vehicle and lock vehicle with
remote control (컄 page 32).
The tow-away alarm and glass breakage
sensor remain switched off until the key is
inserted in steering lock and turned to
position 1.
1 Switching off tow-away alarm and glass
breakage sensor
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Canceling the alarm
To cancel the alarm:
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
or
왘
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
remote control.
The alarm is canceled.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Seats
Memory function*
Lighting
Instrument cluster
Automatic transmission
Transmission control – LOW RANGE mode
Good visibility
Automatic climate control
Power windows
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Driving systems
Loading
Useful features
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
In the “Controls in detail” section you will
find detailed information on how to operate the equipment installed in your vehicle.
If you are already familiar with the basic
functions of your vehicle, this section will
be of particular interest to you.
To quickly familiarize yourself with the basic functions of the vehicle, refer to the
“Getting started” section of this manual.
The corresponding page numbers are
given at the beginning of each segment.
For more information on locking and unlocking, see “Getting started” (컄 page 31)
and (컄 page 55).
Remote control with folding key
Your vehicle comes supplied with two
remote controls with folding key.
The remote control 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 key centrally locks and unlocks:
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앫
the doors
앫
the liftgate
앫
the fuel filler flap
Remote control with folding key
1 Â Panic button (컄 page 75)
2 ΠUnlock button
3 ‹ Lock button
4 Release button for key
5 Š Unlock button for liftgate
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
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Unlocking
Global unlocking
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, 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.
!
To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the remote control to high
levels of electromagnetic radiation.
i
If the key is inserted in the steering
lock, the vehicle cannot be locked or
unlocked with the remote control.
왘
Press button Πtwice.
Unlocking the driver’s door and fuel
filler flap
왘
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knob in the driver’s door moves
up. The anti-theft alarm system is
switched off.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system is switched
off.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
and reactivate the anti-theft alarm system
within approximately 40 seconds of
unlocking if:
Press button Πonce.
Unlocking the liftgate
왘
Press button Š.
Only the liftgate unlocks.
앫
neither door nor liftgate is opened
Locking
앫
the key is not inserted in the starter
switch
왘
앫
the central locking switch is not
activated
Press button ‹ once.
All turn signal lamps flash three times
to indicate that all doors, the liftgate
and the fuel filler flap are locked. The
anti-theft alarm system is activated.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
!
Loss of remote control with folding key
If you can no longer lock or unlock the
vehicle with the remote control, then
the batteries in the remote control are
discharged, the remote control is malfunctioning or the vehicle battery is
drained.
If you lose a remote control or the folding
key, you should do the following:
앫
Check the batteries in the remote
control and replace them if necessary (컄 page 273).
앫
Use the folding key to unlock or
lock the driver’s door as required
(컄 page 268).
앫
Lock the liftgate if necessary from
inside (컄 page 91).
앫
Check the vehicle battery
(컄 page 272).
앫
Synchronize the remote control
(컄 page 273).
If the remote control is malfunctioning,
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
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왘
Have the remote control deactivated
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
왘
Report the loss of the remote control or
the folding key immediately to your car
insurance company.
왘
If necessary have the mechanical lock
replaced.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center will be glad to supply you
with a replacement.
Opening the doors from the inside
You can open a locked door from the inside. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
1 Locking knob
2 Inside door handle
Front doors
왘
Pull on door handle 2 on the respective front door to open door.
If door was locked, locking knob 1 will
move up.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Rear doors
왘
왘
Opening the liftgate
!
Pull up locking knob 1 on the respective rear door.
Opening the liftgate from outside
Always make sure that there is sufficient overhead clearance.
Pull on door handle 2 on the respective rear door to open door.
A minimum height clearance of 7 ft
(2.15 m) is required to open the liftgate.
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The handle is located above the rear
license plate recess.
If the vehicle has previously been
locked from the outside using the
remote control, opening a door from
the inside will trigger the alarm.
Opening the liftgate from inside
A minimum height clearance of 7 ft
(2.15 m) is required to open the liftgate.
The release lever is located on the inside of
the liftgate.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the
following:
앫
Switch on the ignition by turning
the key in the steering lock to
position 2.
앫
Press the ‹ or Œ button on
the remote control.
1 Grip molding
2 Handle
The vehicle must be unlocked.
왘
Pull on handle 2.
왘
Swing the liftgate upward by using the
grip molding 1.
1 Release lever
2 Catch
왘
To unlock the liftgate, move the
catch 2 to the right.
컄컄
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
컄컄왘
Pull release lever 1 down and swing
liftgate upward.
왘
Pull down on recessed grip 1.
왘
Close liftgate by using grip molding 2.
!
Always make sure that there is sufficient overhead clearance.
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To lock the liftgate, move the catch 2
to the left.
Closing the liftgate
Warning!
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To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the liftgate opening when closing the liftgate. Be
especially careful when small children are
around.
Do not close the liftgate from the inside by
pulling on the handle.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle. Children could open the liftgate
from inside, which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.
1 Recessed grip
2 Grip molding
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Warning!
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Only drive with the liftgate closed as exhaust
fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
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Do not place the key in the cargo compartment. You may lock yourself out.
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If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the liftgate lid will lock automatically when closed. The turn signals
will flash three times to confirm locking.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Automatic central locking
The doors and the liftgate automatically
lock when the ignition is switched on and
the left front wheel turns 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.
If one of the front doors is then opened
from the inside, the vehicle is unlocked
centrally unless only the driver's door was
previously unlocked.
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The doors unlock automatically after an
accident if the force of the impact exceeds a preset threshold.
The switch is located on the lower center
console.
To prevent the vehicle door locks from
locking, deactivate the automatic central locking when the vehicle
앫
is pushed or towed
앫
is on a test stand
앫
during a wheel change
Central locking switch
You can deactivate the automatic locking
using the central locking switch.
1 Locking
2 Unlocking
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Activating
왘
Press and hold upper part 1 of the
central locking switch for approximately six seconds.
The automatic central locking is
activated.
Deactivating
왘
Press and hold lower part 2 of the
central locking switch for approximately six seconds.
The automatic central locking is deactivated.
Locking and unlocking from the inside
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You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
liftgate from inside using the central locking switch. This can be useful, for example,
if you want to lock the vehicle before starting to drive.
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked using the remote control, it will
not unlock using the central locking
switch.
The fuel filler flap cannot be locked or unlocked with the central locking switch.
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock and lock the 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.
The switch is located on the lower center
console (컄 page 93).
Locking
왘
Press upper part 1 of central locking
switch.
If all the doors are closed, the vehicle
locks.
Unlocking
왘
Press lower part 2 of central locking
switch.
The vehicle unlocks.
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Controls in detail
Seats
왔 Seats
For information on seat adjustment, see
the “Getting started” section (컄 page 35).
Warning!
Removing and installing front seat
head restraints
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
For more information on head restraint adjustment, see the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 35).
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.
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Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as possible.
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Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
Do not interchange head restraints from
front and rear seat.
Front seat head restraints
1 Release button
Removing front seat head restraints
왘
Pull head restraint to its highest
position.
왘
Push release button 1 and pull out
head restraint.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Installing front seat head restraint
Raising:
왘
Insert head restraint and push it down
to the stop.
왘
왘
Push release button 1 and adjust
head restraint to the desired position
(컄 page 37).
Lowering:
Rear seat head restraints
왘
Manually adjust the height of the head
restraint by pulling it upward.
To lower the head restraint, push
release button 1 and press down on
the head restraint.
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Head restraint height
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as possible.
Warning!
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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.
Do not interchange head restraints from
front and rear seat.
1 Release button
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Controls in detail
Seats
Head restraint tilt
Removing and installing rear seat head
restraints
Warning!
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint.
왘
Push or pull on the upper edge of the
head restraint cushion.
For more information on seats, see the
“Getting started” section (컄 page 35).
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.
Do not interchange head restraints from
front and rear seat.
1 Release button
Removing rear seat head restraints
왘
Pull head restraint to its highest
position.
왘
Push release button 1 and pull out
head restraint.
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For a better view toward the rear, you
can store the rear center head restraint
underneath the rear seat (컄 page 98).
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Controls in detail
Seats
왘
Insert head restraint and push it down
to the stop.
Remove rear center head restraint
(컄 page 97).
왘
Push release button 1 and adjust
head restraint to the desired position
(컄 page 37).
If necessary, remove cargo floor plates,
see “Removing cargo floor plates”
(컄 page 165).
왘
Slide rear seats forward, see “Adjusting
rear seat fore and aft” (컄 page 100).
왘
Fold rear seat backrests down, see
“Folding down the backrest”
(컄 page 100).
왘
From cargo compartment, attach rear
center head restraint 1 to underside
of rear center seat.
Installing rear seat head restraints
왘
왘
Stowing rear center head restraint
왘
1 Rear center head restraint
2 Bar
3 Clip
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Heated seats*
Both switches for the front seats are located in the center console.
1 Normal heating
2 Rapid heating
Make sure front side of head
restraint 1 is facing upward.
왘
Press bar 2 on both sides into
clips 3.
Switching on seat heating
왘
Start the engine.
Press upper switch position 1.
A red indicator lamp on the switch
lights up.
Controls in detail
Seats
Switching off seat heating
Switching off rapid seat heating
왘
왘
Press upper switch position 1 again.
왘
Press lower switch position 2 again.
The indicator lamp on the switch turns
off.
Both red indicator lamps on the switch
turn off.
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!
The seat heater will be automatically
switched off after approximately
20 minutes.
If one or both of the lamps on the seat
heater switch are flashing, there is insufficient voltage available since too
many electrical consumers are turned
on. The seat heater switches off automatically.
Switching on rapid seat heating
Press lower switch position 2.
Both red indicator lamps on the switch
turn on.
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The system switches over to normal
heating mode after approximately five
minutes. Only one red indicator lamp
remains on.
Rear seats
The seat heater will switch back on
again automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is available.
Warning!
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Do not adjust the rear seats while driving.
When using the rear seats, always make
sure the seats are folded up and in the
locked position, and the seat belts are properly positioned on the body. Your seat must
be adjusted so that you can correctly fasten
your seat belt.
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.
Never place hands under the seat or near
any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
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Controls in detail
Seats
The rear seats are divided asymmetrically.
To enlarge the cargo compartment you can
adjust the left and right part separately.
The following changes are possible:
앫
moving the seat fore and aft
앫
folding down the backrest
앫
lowering the seat
Adjusting rear seat fore and aft
왘
Slide seat to the desired position until
it locks in place.
Warning!
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Failure to assure that seats are locked into
place could result in an increased chance of
injury in an accident.
왘
Move front seats forward. Manual seat
(컄 page 36) or power seat (컄 page 38).
왘
Slide seat forward.
왘
Remove head restraint(s) (컄 page 95).
왘
Pull lock button 1 up and fold backrest forward until it locks in place.
The red backrest lock indicator at lock
button 1 is not visible in the locked
position.
Folding down the backrest
Folding up the backrest
1 Release lever
왘
Pull release lever 1 in direction of
arrow.
100
왘
Close cup holder (컄 page 170) and
ashtray (컄 page 172) in rear center
console.
왘
Pull lock button 1 up and unfold backrest until it locks in place.
Make sure the seat belt is not caught in
the seat.
1 Lock button
왘
Close cup holder (컄 page 170) and
ashtray (컄 page 172) in rear center
console (컄 page 170).
왘
Check for secure locking by pulling and
pushing on the backrest.
Controls in detail
Seats
The red backrest lock indicator at lock
button 1 is not visible in the locked
position.
왘
Close cup holder in rear center console
(컄 page 170).
왘
Move front seats forward. Manual seat
(컄 page 36) or power seat (컄 page 38).
왘
Install head restraint (컄 page 96).
왘
Slide seat rearward to desired position
(컄 page 100).
왘
Press and hold release button 1 to unlock lever 2.
왘
Adjust front seats to desired position.
Manual seats (컄 page 36) or power
seats (컄 page 38).
왘
Pull lever 2 in direction of arrow.
왘
Pull release lever 3 and push down
rear seat until it locks in place.
왘
Fold down the backrest (컄 page 100).
왘
Adjust front seats to desired position.
Manual seats (컄 page 36) or power
seats (컄 page 38).
Lowering the rear seat
Folding up the rear seat
왘
Move front seats forward. Manual seat
(컄 page 36) or power seat (컄 page 38).
왘
Pull release lever 3 and raise rear seat
until it locks in place.
Warning!
Failure to assure that seats are locked into
place could result in an increased chance of
injury in an accident.
Easy entry/exit feature*
The easy entry/exit feature allows access
to the third row seats*. The right cargo
floor plate must be removed (컄 page 165).
Warning!
1 Release button
2 Lever
3 Release lever
G
G
Never drive with the second row right seat
folded forward (easy entry/exit feature). It
could open and fold back unintentionally.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Folding rear seat forward
Resetting rear seat
왘
Move the rear and front seats in desired position.
왘
Pull up and adjust head restraint
(컄 page 37).
Third row seats*
Warning!
1 Lever
왘
Move right seat forward. Manual seats
(컄 page 36) or power seats
(컄 page 38).
왘
Move rear seat forward (컄 page 100).
왘
Push head restraint fully down and tilt
it forward.
왘
Fold backrest forward (컄 page 100).
왘
Pull lever 1 up and fold the rear seat
forward.
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왘
Pull down on seat bench until it locks
into place.
왘
Pull lock button 1 (컄 page 100) up
and unfold backrest until it locks into
place.
The red backrest lock indicator at lock
button 1 (컄 page 100) is not visible in
the locked position.
왘
Check for secure locking by pulling and
pushing on the backrest.
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.
Failure to assure that seats are locked into
place could result in an increased chance of
injury in an accident.
Never place hands under seat or near any
moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Controls in detail
Seats
Folding down single seat
왘
Attach belt at hook and loop fastener
strip 4 (컄 page 103) on underside of
seat.
왘
Install head restraint 1 in backrest
(컄 page 103).
Storing single seat
1 Head restraint
2 Hook
3 Tensioner
4 Hook and loop fastener strip
5 Backrest release
6 Seat release
왘
왘
Remove cargo floor plate
(컄 page 165).
왘
Remove head restraint 1 from seat
cushion.
왘
Lift tensioner 3 upward to a horizontal position to release tension of the
belt.
왘
Disengage hook 2 while holding onto
the seat firmly with one hand.
Fold seat down until it locks securely in
place.
왘
Remove head restraint from backrest
(컄 page 103).
왘
Pull backrest release 5 and fold backrest forward until it locks securely in
place.
왘
Remove cargo floor plates from the
backrest.
왘
Pull seat release 6 (컄 page 103) and
fold seat up.
The red marking on the seat release 6
should not be visible.
왘
Store cargo floor plates inside the
backrest (컄 page 165).
왘
Pull backrest release 5 and unfold
backrest until it locks securely in place.
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컄컄
Controls in detail
Seats
컄컄왘
Disengage belt and engage hook 2
(컄 page 103) in ceiling mount.
왘
Pull on free end of belt until tight.
왘
Install head restraint in openings
provided in seat cushion.
왘
Install cargo floor plates (컄 page 165).
Warning!
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After folding the seats up, manually place
the lap belt portion of the seat belt behind
the seat (arrow). Otherwise, the lap belt may
be subject to damage and could rip.
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Removing single seat
1 Hook
2 Tensioner
3 Hook and loop fastener strip
4 Release lever
왘
Lift tensioner 2 upward to a horizontal position to release tension of the
belt.
왘
Disengage hook 1 while holding onto
the seat firmly with one hand.
왘
Attach belt at hook and loop fastener
strip 3 on underside of seat.
왘
Move release lever 4 upward and remove seat.
Installing single seat
왘
Place seat into the mounting clamps
and click the seat into place.
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 interior and
exterior rear view mirrors should be adjusted for adequate rear vision.
Fasten seat belts. Infants and small
children should be seated in a properly
secured restraint system that complies
with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213 and 225 and Canadian
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213
and 210.2.
With the memory button you can store up
to three different settings for the driverand passenger seat.
Together with the driver’s seat you can
store the exterior rear view mirrors.
For the front passenger seat you can store
the seat position.
Warning!
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Do not activate the memory function while
driving. Activating the memory function
while driving could cause the driver to lose
control of the vehicle.
1 Position button
2 Memory button
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
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Controls in detail
Memory function*
Storing positions into memory
왘
Adjust the seat (컄 page 38) and exterior rear view mirrors (컄 page 41) to the
desired position.
왘
Push memory button 2 (컄 page 105).
왘
Release memory button and press one
of the position buttons 1 within three
seconds.
All the settings are stored at the selected position.
Recalling positions from memory
!
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.
왘
Press and hold one of the position
buttons 1 until seat and rear view mirrors have fully moved to the stored positions.
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Releasing the button immediately
stops movement to the stored positions.
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position
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 feature, see “Activating exterior
rear view mirror parking position”
(컄 page 129).
Storing parking position
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button 2.
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror is selected.
왘
Adjust the exterior rear view mirror
with button 3 so that you see the rear
wheel and the road curb.
왘
Press memory button 2 (컄 page 105).
왘
Within three seconds, press bottom of
adjustment button 3.
The parking position is stored if the
mirror does not move.
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If the mirror does move, repeat the
above steps. After the setting is stored
you can move the mirror again.
The selected position will be stored relative to the position button 1
(컄 page 105) pressed.
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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
the “Getting started” section (컄 page 50).
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Combination switch
The combination switch is on the left of the
steering column.
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
Light Truck Center.
D Off
Daytime running lamp mode
(Canada only) (컄 page 109)
U Automatic headlamp mode
Daytime running lamp mode
(Canada only) (컄 page 109)
C Parking lamps (also tail lamps, license plate lamps, side marker
lamps, instrument panel lamps)
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
õ Low beam headlamps (or high
beam headlamps when the combination switch is pushed forward)
and parking lamps
ƒ Left or right standing lamps
(symbol on underside of switch)
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Controls in detail
Lighting
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With the key removed from the steering
lock and the driver’s door open, a warning sounds if the parking lamps or low
beam headlamps are switched on
(컄 page 107).
Manual headlamp mode
The low beam headlamps and the parking
lamps can be switched on and off with the
combination switch.
Automatic headlamp mode
The following lamps switch on and off automatically depending on the brightness of
the ambient light.
앫
Low beam headlamps
앫
Tail and parking lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
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Warning!
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If the combination switch is set to U
앫
앫
the headlamps may switch off unexpectedly when the system senses bright ambient light, for example light from
oncoming traffic.
the headlamps will not be automatically
switched on under foggy conditions.
To minimize risk to you and to others, activate headlamps by turning combination
switch to õ 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 õ with the
vehicle at a standstill. Switching
from U to õ will briefly switch off the
headlamps. Doing so while driving in low
ambient lighting conditions may result in an
accident.
The automatic headlamp feature is only an
aid to the driver. The driver is responsible for
the operation of the vehicle’s lights at all
times.
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position U.
With the key in steering lock position 1
only the parking lamps will switch on
and off automatically.
With the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps, the tail and parking
lamps, the license plate lamps, and the
side marker lamps will switch on and
off automatically.
They will be switched on constantly,
when you switch on the front fog
lamps.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Daytime running lamp mode
When the engine is running, and you
Night security illumination
Canada only:
앫
turn the combination switch to
position C, the parking lamps
switch on additionally.
앫
turn the combination switch to
position õ, the manual headlamp
mode has priority over the daytime running lamp mode.
Use this function to set wether and how
long you would like the exterior lamps to illuminate during darkness after exiting the
vehicle and all doors closed.
When a time is set for the night security illumination and the combination switch is
set to position Ubefore turning off the
engine, the following lamps will come on
after you have removed the key from the
steering lock:
왘
Turn combination switch to
position D or U.
When the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps are switched on.
In low ambient light conditions, the following lamps will switch on additionally:
앫
Tail and parking lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamp
For nighttime driving you should turn the
combination switch to position õ to
permit activation of the high beam headlamps.
When the engine is running, and you shift
from a driving position to position N or P,
the low beam headlamps will switch off
with a three minutes delay.
The corresponding exterior lamps
switch on (컄 page 107).
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앫
Tail and parking lamps
With the daytime running lamp mode
and the combination switch in
position D, the high beam headlamps cannot be switched on.
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
The high beam flasher is always available.
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You can reactivate this function within
ten minutes by opening a door.
If you do not open a door or do not
close an opened door after turning off
the engine, the lamps will automatically
switch off after 60 seconds.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Setting illumination time
왘
Release fog lamps switch 1.
왘
Press the upper part of fog lamps
switch 1 again.
Each time the switch is pressed, the
illumination time increases by
15 seconds. You can set the illumination time between 0 (off) and
60 seconds.
The time is factory-set to 0 seconds.
Approximately five seconds after
pressing the switch, the illumination
time is adopted and the clock is displayed again.
1 Fog lamps switch
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Turn combination switch to
position D.
왘
Press and hold the upper part of fog
lamps switch 1 until the clock in the
instrument cluster displays the actual
illumination time.
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왘
Turn the combination switch to
position U before turning off the engine (컄 page 107).
The night security illumination is activated.
Deactivating night security illumination
temporarily
You can temporarily deactivate the
delayed shut-off feature.
왘
Before exiting the vehicle, turn the key
in the steering lock to position 0.
왘
Then turn it to position 2 and back to
position 0.
The delayed shut-off feature is deactivated. It will reactivate as soon as you
reinsert the key in the steering lock.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Locator lighting
High beam
With the locator lighting feature activated,
the following lamps will switch on when the
vehicle is unlocked by remote control during darkness:
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position õ or U (컄 page 107).
왘
Push the combination switch in direction of arrow 1 to switch on the high
beam (컄 page 107).
앫
Tail and parking lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
앫
Additional lamps in the exterior rear
view mirrors.
Pull the combination switch in direction
of arrow 2 to its original position to
switch off the high beam.
The locator lighting switches off when the
driver’s door is opened.
The high beam indicator lamp A in
the instrument cluster goes out.
If you do not open a door after unlocking
by remote control the lamps will switch off
automatically after of approximately
40 seconds.
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position U when exiting the vehicle
(컄 page 107).
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
comes on.
왘
High beam flasher
왘
Pull the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 107).
Fog lamps
Warning!
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In low ambient lighting or foggy conditions,
only switch from position U to õ with
the vehicle at a standstill. Switching
from U to õ 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 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.
The locator lighting is activated.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Front fog lamps
Front and rear fog lamps
왘
Switch the low beam headlamps on
(컄 page 107).
왘
Switch the low beam headlamps on
(컄 page 107).
왘
Press upper part 1 of the fog lamps
switch.
왘
Press lower part 3 of the fog lamps
switch.
The front fog lamps are switched on.
The front and rear fog lamps are
switched on.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
instrument cluster comes on.
1 Front fog lamps
2 Indicator lamp
3 Front fog lamps and rear fog lamp
i
When switching on the front fog lamps,
the low beam headlamps, the tail and
parking lamps, the license plate lamps
and the side marker lamps are also
switched on when
앫
the combination switch is set to
position U
앫
the ignition is switched on or the
engine is running
112
왘
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
instrument cluster and the yellow indicator lamp 2 in the fog lamps switch
come on.
Press upper part 1 of the fog lamps
switch again.
The front fog lamps switch off.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
instrument cluster goes out.
왘
Press lower part 3 of the fog lamps
switch again.
The front and rear fog lamps switch off.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
instrument cluster and the yellow indicator lamp 2 in the fog lamps switch
go out.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Switching off the rear fog lamp separately
when both, the front and rear fog lamps
are switched on:
왘
Press upper part 1 of the fog lamps
switch.
The rear fog lamp switches off.
The yellow indicator lamp 2 in the fog
lamp switch goes out.
Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher can be
switched on at all times, even with the key
removed from the steering lock.
Switching on hazard warning flasher
왘
Press the hazard warning flasher
switch.
All turn signals will flash.
The hazard warning flasher switches on automatically when an airbag deploys.
i
With the hazard warning flasher activated and the combination switch set
for either left or right turn, only the respective turn signals will operate when
the ignition is switched on (컄 page 33).
The hazard warning flasher switch is located on the top of the steering column.
The front fog lamps remain lit.
Switching off hazard warning flasher
왘
Press the hazard warning flasher
switch again.
i
Hazard warning flasher switch
If the hazard warning flasher has been
activated automatically, press the hazard warning flasher switch once to
switch it off.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Interior lighting
Automatic control
The controls are located in the overhead
control panel.
Activating
왘
Press the interior lighting switch to
center position 4.
The interior lighting (except cargo compartment lamps) switches on in darkness, when you:
Interior lighting switch
1 Left front interior lamp lens
2 Right front interior lamp lens
3 Automatic control off
4 Automatic control on
5 Rear interior lighting
i
An interior lamp switched on manually
does not go out automatically. This
could cause the battery to become discharged.
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앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
remove the key from the steering
lock
앫
open a door
The interior lighting switches off automatically after a brief delay when all doors are
closed and no key is inserted in the steering lock.
i
If the door remains open, the interior
lighting switches off automatically after
approximately 30 minutes.
Deactivating
왘
Press lower part 3 of the interior
lighting switch.
The interior lighting remain switched
off in darkness, even when you:
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
remove the key from the steering
lock
앫
open a door
Controls in detail
Lighting
Manual control
i
Operating rear interior lighting with
lamp lens
Reading lamps
With the key in the steering lock
position 0 or removed, the interior
lighting can be switched on for up to
30 minutes.
Front interior lighting
왘
Press front interior lamp lens 1 or 2.
The corresponding front interior lamp
switches on.
왘
Press respective front interior lamp
lens 1 or 2 again.
The corresponding front interior lamp
switches off.
Rear interior lighting
1 Reading lamp
2 Reading lamp on/off
왘
왘
Press gently on lamp lens in direction
of arrow to switch the rear interior
lighting on or off.
Press reading lamp button 2 to switch
the desired reading lamp on or off.
Rear interior lighting
왘
Press upper part 5 of the interior
lighting switch to switch the rear interior lighting on or off.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Cargo compartment lamp
1 Switched off
2 Switched on
3 Automatic control
Switched off continuously
왘
Slide the cargo compartment lamp
switch to position 1.
The cargo compartment lamp is
switched off continuously.
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Switched on continuously
Automatic control
왘
왘
Slide the cargo compartment lamp
switch to position 2.
Slide the cargo compartment lamp
switch to position 3.
The cargo compartment lamp is
switched on continuously.
The cargo compartment lamp switches
on when you open the liftgate.
i
It switches off when you close the liftgate.
When leaving the vehicle, make sure
the cargo compartment lamp switch is
not in position 2 to prevent the vehicle battery from being discharged.
Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
왔 Instrument cluster
For a full view illustration of the instrument
cluster, see the “At a glance” section
(컄 page 24).
The instrument cluster is activated when
you:
Instrument cluster illumination
앫
open the driver’s door
i
앫
switch on ignition (컄 page 33)
You can set the instrument cluster illumination with the following lamps on:
앫
press the left knob 1
앫
parking lamps
앫
low beam headlamps
앫
high beam headlamps
To brighten illumination
왘
1 Left knob
2 Right knob
Turn knob 1 clockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
brighten.
To dim illumination
왘
Turn knob 1 counterclockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
dim.
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Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
Coolant temperature gauge
Warning!
Under normal driving conditions, the coolant temperature may rise to 248°F
(120°C). The coolant temperature may
climb to the red marking:
앫
at high outside temperatures
앫
during stop-and-go city traffic
앫
when driving on hilly terrain
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature in the red zone.
Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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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.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
Display in the speedometer
Changing display
왘
Press the left knob 1 in the instrument cluster (컄 page 117).
The display changes between main
odometer and trip odometer.
왘
Press the left knob 1 twice.
The next scheduled service is displayed
(컄 page 237).
Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
Resetting trip odometer
왘
왘
Outside temperature indicator
Setting the clock
Press the left knob 1 (컄 page 117) repeatedly until you see the trip odometer display.
Warning!
Press and hold the left knob 1 until
the trip odometer is reset.
The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose.
Tachometer
To help protect the engine, the fuel supply
is interrupted if the engine is operated
above its specified limit.
G
Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road surface is free of ice. The road may still be icy,
especially in wooded areas or on bridges.
The outside temperature is displayed in
the instrument cluster (컄 page 24).
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.
Hour
왘
Pull out the right knob 2 in the instrument cluster (컄 page 117) and turn it
counterclockwise.
Minutes
왘
Pull out the right knob 2 in the instrument cluster (컄 page 117) and turn it
clockwise.
i
To set the clock by a single hour or a
few minutes, turn knob 2 just a few
degrees in the direction indicated for
hours or minutes.
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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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
For information on driving with an automatic transmission, see the “Getting
started” section (컄 page 47).
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.
i
During the brief warm-up, transmission
upshifting is delayed. This allows the
catalytic converter to heat up more
quickly to operating temperature.
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The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, depending on:
앫
the gear selector lever position D with
gear ranges 4, 3, 2, 1 (컄 page 122)
앫
the position of the accelerator pedal
(컄 page 124)
앫
the vehicle speed
Warning!
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.
The current gear selector lever position
appears in the tachometer display
(컄 page 24).
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 122).
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.
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 appears 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
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.
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.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Gear selector lever position
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.
Effect
The key can only be removed
from the steering lock with the
gear selector lever in position P.
With the key removed, the gear
selector lever is locked in
position P.
If the vehicle’s electrical system
is malfunctioning, the gear
selector lever could remain
locked in position P
(컄 page 270).
í Reverse gear
Place gear selector lever in
position R only when vehicle is
stopped.
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).
To avoid damage to the transmission, never engage N while
driving.
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 five forward
gears are available.
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Controls in detail
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!
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.
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 54).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, take it with you
and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children
unattended in the vehicle, or with access to
an unlocked vehicle. Children could move
the gear selector lever from position P,
which could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Driving tips
Accelerator position
Your driving style influences the
transmission’s shifting behavior:
Less throttle
Earlier upshifting
More throttle
Later upshifting
Kickdown
Use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
왘
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.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Stopping
Maneuvering
When you stop briefly, e.g. at traffic lights:
When you maneuver in tight areas,
e.g. when pulling into a parking space:
왘
Leave the transmission in gear.
왘
Hold the vehicle with the brake.
When you stop longer with the engine
idling or on an uphill gradient:
왘
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
Towing a trailer
왘
Control the vehicle speed by gradually
releasing the brakes.
왘
Accelerate gently.
왘
Never abruptly step on the accelerator.
If you tow a trailer, note the following
points:
앫
A lower gear range and reduction of
speed reduces the change to overload
or overheat the engine.
Working on the vehicle
Set the parking brake.
Warning!
Manually shift to a lower gear range
(4, 3, 2, 1), if the transmission hunts
between gears on inclines
(컄 page 122).
G
When working on the vehicle, set the
parking brake and move gear selector lever
to position P. Otherwise the vehicle could
roll away.
앫
At very steep inclines switch transfer
case to LOW RANGE mode
(컄 page 127).
For more information on trailer towing, see
the “Operation” section (컄 page 211).
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
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 position P.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Wait at least ten seconds before
restarting.
왘
Restart the engine.
왘
Move selector lever to position D
(for second gear) or R.
왘
Have the transmission checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
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Controls in detail
Transmission control – LOW RANGE mode
왔 Transmission control – LOW RANGE mode
In the following situations you should
switch to LOW RANGE mode:
앫
during off-road driving
앫
when crossing water
앫
!
왘
You should only operate the vehicle on
a single axle dynamometer for briefly
testing the brakes.
During the changeover the indicator
lamp (컄 page 25) flashes three times.
Once the changeover is complete, the
indicator lamp comes on continuously.
The key must be in steering lock
position 1 (컄 page 33).
when towing up or down on steep
gradients
Press on the upper part of the switch.
Switching off LOW RANGE mode
Switching on LOW RANGE mode
!
Only switch the LOW RANGE mode on
or off, when the vehicle is
앫
at a complete standstill
앫
the engine speed is less than
1500 rpm
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position N.
왘
Press on the upper part of the switch.
During the changeover the indicator
lamp (컄 page 25) flashes three times.
Failure to do so may result in transmission or engine damage which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Once the changeover is complete, the
indicator lamp goes out.
LOW RANGE mode switch
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position N.
For information on driving safety systems
during LOW RANGE mode, see the “Safety
and Security” section (컄 page 76).
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
For more information, see “Windshield
wipers” (컄 page 51) and “Mirrors”
(컄 page 41).
왘
Tilt the mirror to the antiglare night position by moving lever 1 towards the
windshield.
The interior rear view mirror is dimmed.
Rear view mirrors
Automatic antiglare rear view mirrors*
Interior rear view mirror, antiglare
position
1 Lever
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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 automatic antiglare function is activated (컄 page 129)
앫
the ignition is switched on
앫
incoming light from headlamps falls on
the sensor in the interior rear view
mirror
The rear view mirror will not react if
앫
reverse gear is engaged
앫
the interior light is turned on
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 cargo compartment is fully loaded.
Glare can endanger you and others.
Warning!
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.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Warning!
G
Activating
The buttons are located on the lower part
of the center console.
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.
!
Electrolyte drops coming into contact
with the vehicle paint finish can be
completely removed only while in the
liquid state and by applying plenty of
water.
Activating exterior rear view mirror
parking position
1 Button
2 Indicator lamp
왘
Press button 1.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 1 again.
1 Deactivating parking position
2 Activating parking position
3 Adjustment button
왘
Make sure you have stored a parking
position for the passenger-side exterior
rear view mirror (컄 page 106).
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button 2 for the passenger-side
exterior rear view mirror.
컄컄
Indicator lamp 2 goes out.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
컄컄왘
Place the gear selector lever in reverse
gear R.
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror will be turned downward to the
stored position.
The exterior rear view mirror returns to its
previously stored driving position:
앫
ten seconds after you put the gear
selector lever in position D
앫
immediately once you exceed a vehicle
speed of approx. 6 mph (10 km/h)
앫
immediately when you press the
button 1 for driver’s side mirror
i
If the button 1 is pressed, the automatic passenger-side exterior rear view
parking position is deactivated.
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Electrically folding exterior rear view
mirrors
The buttons are located on the lower part
of the center console.
!
Before driving the vehicle through an
automatic car wash, fold the exterior
mirrors in. Otherwise they may get
damaged.
Folding exterior mirrors in and out
manually*
The exterior rear view mirrors can vibrate if
they are not completely folded out.
1 Folds the exterior mirrors in
2 Folds the exterior mirrors out
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
i
With the front doors closed, the exterior mirrors can still be folded in and out
approximately 30 minutes after the ignition has been turned off.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Folding in
Folding out
왘
왘
Briefly press button 1 (컄 page 130).
Briefly press button 2.
The mirrors fold in.
The mirrors fold out.
!
!
Before you drive the vehicle through an
automatic car wash, fold the exterior
mirrors in, otherwise they may get
damaged.
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.
i
If an exterior rear view mirror is forcibly
pushed rearward (hit from the front)
press button 1 to fold mirrors in, then
press button 2 to fold mirrors out. Do
not force mirrors by hand as this may
damage the adjustment mechanism.
If you are driving at more than approximately 9 mph (15 km/h), you will not
able to fold the exterior mirrors in.
The mirror housing is now properly positioned and you can adjust the mirror
normally.
Windshield wipers
For more information on the windshield
wipers, see the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 51).
!
If leaves, snow, etc. block the windshield wipers, the wiper motor turns
off.
앫
For safety reasons, withdraw key
from steering lock. Remove blockage.
앫
Turn the windshield wipers on
again.
If windshield wipers fail to function at
all in switch position 1,
앫
set the wiper switch to the next
highest wiper speed.
앫
have the windshield wipers
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Intermittent wiping
i
Intermittent wiping is interrupted when
the vehicle is at a standstill and a front
door is opened.
Windshield wipers with rain sensor*
!
A rain sensor automatically controls the
windshield wipers depending on how wet
the windshield is.
Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when the vehicle is taken to an automatic car wash or during
windshield cleaning. Wipers will operate in the presence of water sprayed on
the windshield, and wipers may be
damaged as a result.
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Windshield wipers without rain sensor*
Set the wiper switch to position 1
(컄 page 51).
At speeds of approximately 105 mph
(170 km/h) the wiper switches automatically to continuous wiping. Always obey local speed limits.
After the initial wipe, pauses between
wipes are automatically controlled by the
rain sensor which monitors the wetness of
windshield.
i
When intermittent wiping is on and the
key is turned from position 1 to
position 2 in the steering lock
(컄 page 33), and kept in that position
for longer than two seconds, the wipe
interval will be set to approximately
five seconds.
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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.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Headlamp cleaning system*
The button is located on the right side of
the dashboard.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see the “Operation” section
(컄 page 230).
Rear window wiper
For more information on Rear window wiper, see the “Getting started” section
(컄 page 52).
The rear window wiper will also automatically engage if the windshield wiper is engaged and the gear selector lever is placed
in reverse.
Rear window wiper with rain sensor*
Rear window wiper intervals are controlled
automatically according to the amount of
water on the windshield and the speed of
the vehicle, if:
앫
rear window wiper is switched on
앫
front windshield wipers are switched to
intermittent wiping
The interval for the rear window wiper remains constant when the windshield wiper
interval is ten seconds or more.
Headlamp washer button
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Briefly press the upper part of button.
The headlamps will be cleaned with a
high-pressure water jet.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Sun visors
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
Warning!
G
Do not use the vanity mirror while driving.
Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed
while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare
can endanger you and others.
1 Mirror cover
2 Mounting
왘
왘
Swing sun visors down when you experience glare.
To use mirror, lift cover 1 up.
i
If sunlight enters through a side window, disengage sun visor from
mounting 2 and pivot to the side.
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왘
Turn the key in steering lock to
position 1 (컄 page 33).
왘
Lift cover up.
The lamp switches on.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Rear window defroster
Warning!
The rear window defroster uses a large
amount of power. To keep the 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
Switch ignition on.
왘
Press button F (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button F again.
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.
!
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.
As soon as the battery has sufficient
voltage, the rear window defroster automatically turns itself back on.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Item
Item
1 Thumbwheel for center air vent
1 Air volume control
2 Center air vent, adjustable
2 Defrosting
3 Defroster air vent windshield
3 Air recirculation
4 Thumbwheels for side air vent
4 Temperature control
5 Side air vent, adjustable
5 Automatic control (temperature, air
distribution, air volume)
6 Footwell air vent
7 Automatic climate control
Automatic climate control panel in the front
6 AC cooling on/off (ACOFF)
Residual heat/ventilation (REST)
7 Interior temperature sensor
8 Air distribution control
9 Rear window defroster
a Rear passenger compartment ventilation on/off
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
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.
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
Warning!
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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.
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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 140).
Warning!
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Follow the recommended settings for heating and cooling given on the following pages. Otherwise the windows could fog up,
impairing visibility and endangering you and
others.
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Severe conditions (e.g. strong air pollution) may require replacement of the filter before its scheduled interval. A
clogged filter will reduce the air volume
to the interior.
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate
the interior before driving off.
Keep the air intake grille in front of the
windshield free of snow and debris.
Do not touch the interior temperature
sensor to maintain a precise temperature.
The set value is indicated by a lighted
segment on the control wheels.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Automatic mode
Activating basic setting
왘
Switching on
왘
Briefly press button U
(컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp comes on. The temperature, air volume and distribution
are controlled automatically.
왘
Adjust the temperature with the temperature control 4 (컄 page 137).
Temperature control is switched off in
the extreme position (blue or red dot).
Switching off
왘
Briefly press button U
(컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp goes out. The automatic mode is switched off.
Press button U at least
three seconds.
Adjusting air volume and air distribution manually
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All functions are switched to automatic
mode and temperature is set to 72°F
(22°C).
If you turn air volume control 1 or air
distribution control 8 (컄 page 137),
the automatic mode switches off. The
indicator lamp in the button U goes
out. The temperature control will still
be in automatic mode.
Changing basic setting
왘
Set temperature control 4
(컄 page 137) to desired temperature.
왘
Press button U for ten seconds.
Adjusting air volume
The selected temperature value is
stored and set.
왘
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Adjust temperature settings in small
increments.
Turn air volume control 1 to one of
five air volume settings.
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When set to 0 the system is fully deactivated and no fresh air is supplied. This
setting should only be selected for
short periods of time.
Air volume control 1 is set to fan
speed 2 and air distribution is set
to V.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Adjusting air distribution
왘
Defrosting
Turn air distribution control 8
(컄 page 137) to one the following
symbols:
Symbol
Function
h
Directs air to the center
and side air vents
j
Directs air to the windshield and side air vents
V
Directs air into the entire vehicle interior
k
Directs air to the footwells and side air vents
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These settings should only be selected
for a short time.
When the defrost setting has been selected, only the rear window defroster
can be switched on. No other settings
are possible.
Activating
왘
Press button P (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on the button P
comes on.
Windshield fogged on the outside
Deactivating
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on,
(컄 page 51).
왘
왘
Turn air distribution control 8 to h
or k.
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Press button P again.
or
왘
Press button U (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on the button P
goes out.
Air recirculation mode
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!
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When the outside temperature is below
41°F (5°C), only switch to air recirculation
mode for short periods to prevent window
fogging.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Activating
왘
Press button Ä (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on the button Ä
comes on.
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To achieve the fastest possible cooling
of the interior, the automatic climate
control automatically switches to air
recirculation. The indicator lamp in the
button Ä is not illuminated when
the system automatically switches to
air recirculation.
Deactivating
왘
Press button Ä (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on the button Ä
goes out.
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Deactivating
The air recirculation mode is
deactivated automatically
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.
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after 30 minutes if the automatic
climate control is switched on
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after five minutes if the air conditioning is switched off
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after five minutes if the outside
temperature is above approximately 45°F (7°C)
Air conditioning
The air conditioning is operational while
the engine is running and cools the interior
air to the temperature set by the operator.
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Condensation may drip out from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
왘
Press button ° (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on the button °
comes on.
Activating
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Press button ° again.
The indicator lamp on the button °
goes out.
The air conditioning system uses the refrigerant R-134a. This refrigerant is free of
CFCs which are harmful to the ozone layer.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
!
If the ° button on the automatic
climate control panel starts to flash,
this indicates that the air conditioning
system 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.
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Have the air conditioning system
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
How long the system will provide heating depends on the coolant temperature and the temperature set by the
operator. The blower will run at lower
speed regardless of the air volume control setting.
Activating
왘
Turn the key in the steering lock to
position 0 or 1 (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button ° (컄 page 137).
The indicator lamp on button °
comes on.
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Deactivating
왘
Press button °.
The indicator lamp on button °
goes out.
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The residual heat is automatically
turned off:
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when the ignition is switched on
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
if the coolant temperature is too
low
앫
if the battery voltage drops
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Rear passenger compartment ventilation and rear automatic climate control
Automatic mode
The automatic climate control panel for the
rear is located on the rear center console.
Adjusting air volume and air distribution manually
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Deactivating
When the air volume or air distribution
control is pressed, the automatic mode
is switched off. The indicator lamp in
button U is turned off. Temperature
setting remains in automatic mode.
For an improved cooling or heating output
in the front passenger compartment, you
can switch off the rear passenger compartment ventilation.
왘
Press button § (컄 page 137).
Adjusting air volume
The indicator lamp on the button §
comes on.
The operation of the rear automatic
climate control and the fresh air supply
to the rear compartment is shut off.
Activating
왘
Press button § again.
The indicator lamp on the button §
goes out.
The rear automatic climate control
switches to automatic mode and fresh
air enters the rear compartment.
왘
1 Air volume control
2 Air distribution control
3 Automatic control (air distribution, air
volume)
왘
Press button U.
Press upper part of button R.
The blower setting is increased each
time the button is pressed.
왘
Press lower part of button R.
The blower setting is decreased each
time the button is pressed.
The indicator lamp on the button U
comes on.
The automatic climate control cools or
heats the interior depending on the
temperature selected on the front
climate control unit.
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컄컄
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
컄컄
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Adjusting air distribution
When in manual mode, the rear blower
setting cannot be increased beyond
the setting for the front blower setting.
For example, if the driver or front passenger changes the blower setting to
level 3, the rear blower will not go higher than level 3 as well.
왘
The rear air volume control position indicator lights may not always reflect
the actual fan speed.
Press upper part of button Ô.
Air is directed upwards.
왘
왘
Turn thumbwheel 4 (컄 page 137) to
one of the following positions:
Press lower part of button Ó.
Symbol
Function
Air is directed to the footwell.
h
Open
l
Ventilation of side
windows in area of
exterior mirror
M
Closed
Front and rear air vents
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For draft-free ventilation, adjust the air
vents upwards.
To allow unrestricted operation of the
automatic climate control, the air vents
should remain open.
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Adjusting side air vents
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control
Center air vents
Rear passenger compartment air vents
Opening
왘
Turn thumbwheel for center air vent 1
(컄 page 137) upward to position h.
Closing
왘
Turn thumbwheel for center air vent 1
downward to position M.
Use the left thumbwheel to adjust the center air vents on the left and in the center.
Use the right thumbwheel to adjust the
right center air vent.
1 Left center air vent, adjustable
2 Right center air vent, adjustable
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The temperature at the air vents for the
rear passenger compartment is the
same as at the dashboard center air
vents.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Opening and closing the side windows
Additional switches for the rear windows
are located on the rear center console.
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 passenger door and on the rear center console.
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, the automatic reversal
function will not operate.
6 Left rear window
7 Right rear window
Warning!
1 Left front window
2 Right front window
3 Right rear window
4 Left rear window
5 Rear window override switch
(컄 page 74).
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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.
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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 switch was pressed past the resistance
point and released, by pressing the respective switch.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, 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
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
Controls in detail
Power windows
Opening the windows
왘
Press switch 1 to 4 at the
symbol k to the resistance point.
Fully opening the windows
(Express-open)
왘
The corresponding window will move
downwards until you release the
switch.
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.
Press switch 1 to 4 at the
symbol k past the resistance point
and release.
The corresponding window opens completely.
Warning!
Closing the windows
왘
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
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If you press and hold the switch 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 closing the windows
(Express-close)
왘
Press switch 1 to 4 at symbol j
past the resistance point and release.
The corresponding window closes completely.
!
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Driver’s door only:
If within five seconds switch j is again
pressed past the resistance point and
released, the automatic reversal will not
operate.
Stopping windows
왘
Press respective switch again.
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.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Synchronizing power windows
Rear quarter windows*
The power window must be resynchronized each time
The switches are on the upper part of the
center console.
Warning!
앫
after the battery has been
disconnected.
앫
if the power windows cannot be fully
opened (Express-open) or closed (Express-close).
Synchronizing the power windows
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 window are synchronized.
1 Left side
2 Right side
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
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When closing the windows, make sure that
there is no danger of anyone being harmed
by the closing procedure. The closing of the
windows can be immediately halted by
releasing the switch.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the steering lock, and lock the 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.
Opening the windows
왘
Press and hold the upper part of
switches 1 or 2.
The corresponding window will move
downwards until you release the
switch.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Closing the windows
왘
Press and hold the lower part of
switches 1 or 2.
The corresponding window will move
upwards until you release the switch.
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Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
The tilt/sliding sunroof can be opened and
closed electrically. The switch for the
tilt/sliding sunroof is on the overhead
control panel.
With the sunroof closed or tilted open, a
screen can be slid into the roof opening to
guard against sun rays. When sliding the
sunroof open, the screen will also retract.
Warning!
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When closing the tilt/sliding sunroof, make
sure that there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
The opening procedure of the tilt/sliding
sunroof can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or, if the switch was
moved past the resistance point and released, by moving the switch in any direction.
The closing procedure of the tilt/sliding
sunroof can be immediately halted by releasing the switch.
Sunroof switch
1 Push up to raise sunroof at rear
2 Push back to slide sunroof open
3 Push down to lower sunroof at rear
4 Push forward to slide sunroof closed
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The closing procedure of the tilt/sliding
sunroof can be immediately reversed by
moving the switch in direction 1 or 2.
The tilt/sliding sunroof is made out of glass.
In the event of an accident, the glass may
shatter. This may result in an opening in the
roof.
Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
!
In a vehicle rollover, occupants not wearing
their seat belts or not wearing them properly
may be thrown out of the opening. Such an
opening also presents a potential for injury
for occupants wearing their seat belts properly as entire body parts or portions of them
may protrude from the passenger compartment.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from steering lock 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.
To avoid damaging the seals, do not
transport any objects with sharp edges
which can stick out of the tilt/sliding
sunroof.
Do not open the tilt/sliding sunroof if
there is snow or ice on the roof, as this
could result in malfunctions.
The tilt/sliding sunroof can be opened
or closed manually should an electrical
malfunction occur (컄 page 271).
왘
Switch on ignition (컄 page 33).
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
왘
To open, close, raise, or lower the
tilt/sliding sunroof, move the sunroof
switch to resistance point in the required direction of arrows 1 to 4.
Release the sunroof switch when the
tilt/sliding sunroof has reached the
desired position.
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If the movement of the tilt/sliding sunroof is blocked during the closing procedure, the tilt/sliding sunroof will
stop and reopen slightly.
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Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Fully opening (Express-open) the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
왘
왘
To open the tilt/sliding sunroof, move
the sunroof switch past the resistance
point in the direction of arrow 2 and
release.
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be
synchronized
앫
The tilt/sliding sunroof almost opens
completely.
after the battery has been
disconnected or discharged
앫
Move the sunroof switch again briefly
in the direction of arrow 2.
after the tilt/sliding sunroof has been
closed manually (컄 page 271)
앫
after a malfunction
앫
the tilt/sliding sunroof does not open
smoothly
The tilt/sliding sunroof almost opens
completely.
Stopping the power tilt/sliding sunroof
during Express-open
왘
Synchronizing the power tilt/sliding
sunroof
Move the sunroof switch in any direction.
The movement of the tilt/sliding sunroof stops.
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왘
Remove the respective fuse from the
fuse box (컄 page 297).
왘
Reinsert the fuse in the fuse box.
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Move and hold the sunroof switch in
the direction of arrow 1 or 4 until
the tilt/sliding sunroof is fully raised at
the rear or completely closed.
Keep holding the sunroof switch in the
direction of arrow 1 or 4 for approximately one second.
The tilt/sliding sunroof is synchronized.
Controls in detail
Driving systems
왔 Driving systems
The driving systems of your vehicle are described on the following pages:
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Cruise control, with which the vehicle
can maintain a preset speed.
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Parktronic*, with which you can assist
your parking maneuvers.
The driving systems BAS, ABS, ESP, EBB
and 4-ETS, are described in the “Safety
and Security” section (컄 page 76).
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 over 20 mph
(30 km/h).
The cruise control function is operated by
means of the cruise control lever.
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever found on the left-hand side of the
steering column (컄 page 23).
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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 road, traffic
and weather conditions make it advisable to
travel at a steady speed.
앫
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.
앫
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.
앫
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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Controls in detail
Driving systems
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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.
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).
Canceling cruise control
There are several ways to cancel cruise
control:
1 Set current or higher speed
2 Set current or lower speed
3 Cancel cruise control
4 Resume at last set speed
Setting current speed
왘
Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
왘
Briefly lift 1 or depress 2 the cruise
control lever.
The current speed is set.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Cruise control is activated.
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왘
Step on the brake pedal.
or
왘
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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The last stored speed is canceled when
you turn off the engine.
Controls in detail
Driving systems
Setting a higher speed
i
왘
When you use the cruise control lever
to decelerate, the transmission will automatically downshift if the engine’s
braking power does not brake the vehicle sufficiently.
왘
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 the cruise control. After
brief acceleration (e.g. for passing),
cruise control will resume the last
speed set.
Setting a lower speed
왘
Depress the cruise control lever to
position 2 and hold it down until the
desired speed is reached.
왘
Release the cruise control lever.
The new speed is set.
Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Faster
왘
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.
왘
Slower
왘
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.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Transmission in LOW RANGE mode
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The cruise control should not be used
during off-road driving.
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Controls in detail
Driving systems
Parktronic* system (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 243).
Interference caused by other ultrasonic signals (e.g. working jackhammers, car wash,
or the air brakes of trucks) can cause the
system to send erratic indications, and
should be taken into consideration.
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Make sure 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 and
designed to assist the driver during parking maneuvers. It visually and audibly indicates the relative distance between the
vehicle and an obstacle.
The Parktronic system is automatically
activated when you switch on the ignition.
The Parktronic system deactivates at
speeds over approximately 10 mph
(15 km/h). At lower speeds the Parktronic
system turns on again.
1 Sensors located in front bumper
Controls in detail
Driving systems
Range of the sensors
To function properly, the sensors must be
free of dirt, ice, snow and slush. Clean the
sensors regularly, being careful not to
scratch or damaging the sensors.
Front sensors
Minimum distance
Center
approx. 39.4 in (100 cm)
Center
approx. 8 in (20 cm)
Corners
approx. 23.6 in (60 cm)
Corners
approx. 6 in (15 cm)
Center
approx. 47.2 in (120 cm)
Corners
approx. 31.5 in (80 cm)
When an obstacle is located in this area, all
warning displays will light up and a warning
tone will sound. If the vehicle moves closer
than the minimum distance to an object,
the distance may no longer be displayed.
Rear sensors
!
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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Controls in detail
Driving systems
Warning indicators
The warning indicators show the distance
between the sensor and the obstacle. The
warning indicators for the front area are located above the center air vents in the
dashboard. The warning indicator for the
rear area is located in the rear passenger
compartment lamp.
The gear selector lever position determines which warning indicator is activated.
Selector lever
position
Warning indicator
D, R, N, P
Front area activated
R
Rear area activated
As soon as the sensors detect an obstacle,
one or more segments light up, depending
on the distance. An intermittent acoustic
warning will also sound as the seventh segment comes on and a constant acoustic
warning lasting a maximum of
three seconds will sound for the eighth
segment.
Front area warning indicator
1 Segments, left side of vehicle
2 Segments, right side of vehicle
Each warning indicator has six yellow and
two red segments.
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!
If all red segments light up in the warning indicators, a dirty sensor or a ultrasonic signal could be the reason.
앫
Clean the sensors (컄 page 243).
After cleaning the sensors, switch
the ignition on.
Controls in detail
Driving systems
Switching Parktronic system on/off
!
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The Parktronic system can switched on or
off manually.
If the Parktronic system is malfunctioning, all red segments of the warning indicators light up and an additional
warning sounds.
If you switch the ignition on, the Parktronic system will be automatically
switched on.
The Parktronic switch is located on the
lower part of the center console.
Contact your Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center as soon as possible.
The rear Parktronic sensors will not automatically disengage when towing a
trailer. Therefore switch the Parktronic
system off.
Switching off the Parktronic system
왘
Press Parktronic switch on upper
part 1.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
Switching on the Parktronic system
1 Parktronic off
2 Indicator lamp
3 Parktronic on
왘
Press Parktronic switch on lower
part 3.
The indicator lamp 2 goes out.
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Controls in detail
Loading
The handling characteristics of a fully loaded vehicle depend greatly on the load distribution. It is therefore recommended to
load the vehicle according to the illustrations shown, with the heaviest items being
placed towards the front of the vehicle.
Loading instructions
Warning!
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Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible using cargo tie-down rings and
fastening materials appropriate for the
weight and size of the load.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and can cause injury to vehicle occupants unless the items
are securely fastened in the vehicle.
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, always use partition net when transporting cargo.
Never drive vehicle with the liftgate open.
Deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may
enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and death.
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Please pay attention to and comply with
the following instructions when loading the
vehicle and transporting cargo:
The gross vehicle weight which is the
weight of the vehicle including fuel, tools,
spare wheel, installed accessories, passengers and luggage/cargo must never
exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
(GVWR) for your vehicle. In addition, the
load must be distributed in such a way so
that the weight on each axle never exceeds
the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for
the front and rear axle. The GVWR and
GAWR for your vehicle are indicated on the
certification label which can be found on
the left door pillar.
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Always place items being carried
against front or rear seat backrests,
and fasten them as securely as possible.
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The heaviest portion of the cargo
should always be kept as low as possible against front or rear seat backrests.
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Cargo tie-down rings
The cargo compartment is provided with
four tie-down rings. Additional two rings
are located at the rear of front seats.
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While the partition net* (컄 page 162)
will help protect you from smaller objects, it cannot prevent the movement
of large, heavier objects into the passenger compartment in an accident.
Such items must be properly secured
using the cargo tie-down rings in the
cargo compartment floor.
For additional safety when transporting
cargo while the rear seats are unoccupied,
fasten the outer seat belts crosswise into
the opposite side buckles.
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Carefully secure cargo by applying even
load on all rings with rope of sufficient
strength to hold down the cargo.
Cargo tie-down ring
The cargo compartment is the preferred place to carry objects. The enlarged cargo compartment should only
be used for items which do not fit in the
cargo compartment alone.
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Hooks
Four hooks located on the rear compartment trim panels, two on each side.
Partition net*
Warning!
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Always lock backrest in its upright position
when rear seat bench is occupied by passengers, or cargo is being carried behind the
seat bench.
Hooks
Use the hooks to secure light weight items.
The maximum permissible weight per hook
is 9 lbs (4 kg).
The partition net can be installed behind
the backrests of the front or rear seats.
Engaging partition net
To help avoid personal injury from smaller
objects flying in the occupant compartment
during a collision or sudden maneuver, always use partition net when transporting
cargo.
The partition net cannot prevent the movement of large, heavier objects into the passenger compartment in an accident. Such
items must be properly secured using the
cargo tie-down rings in the cargo compartment floor (컄 page 161).
Passenger use of seats behind installed partition net is restricted because of the footwell being taken up by the net.
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Use of the partition net is a particularly important safety factor when the vehicle is
loaded higher than the top of the seat
backrests with smaller objects.
1 Holder
2 Mounting hook
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One after the other, press the two
mounting hooks 2 inward against the
spring pressure and turn them.
The mounting hooks are locked in this
position and you can move the net into
position more easily.
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Tightening partition net
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Before tightening the partition net,
remove the cargo floor plates
(컄 page 165).
Turn one of the mounting hooks 2 in
the opposite direction.
The spring pressure will push it out.
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Engage mounting hook 2 in
holder 1.
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Turn the other mounting hook and engage it in the opposite holder.
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Push both mounting hooks 2 forward
into holder 1.
Installation behind the rear seats
1 Tie-down hook
2 Ring
3 Tensioner
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Insert tie-down hook 1 in rings 2.
왘
Pull on loose ends of tie-down straps
until net is tight.
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After driving a short distance, check
the tension on the net and retighten if
necessary.
Installation behind the front seats
1 Tie-down hook
2 Ring
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Removing partition net
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Lift tensioner 3 upward to a horizontal position to release tensioning of the
strap.
왘
Disengage tie-down hooks 1 from
rings 2.
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Remove mounting hooks 2
(컄 page 162) from holder 1
(컄 page 162).
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Roll up and close the partition net.
왘
Store partition net behind rear seat
bench.
Cargo compartment cover blind*
Opening blind
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Removing blind
1 Handle
2 Holder
Warning!
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Passenger use of third row seats with cargo
compartment cover blind installed is restricted.
3 Button
4 Mounting sleeve
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Roll the blind up.
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Push mounting sleeve 4 inward
against spring pressure until it engages.
왘
Remove blind from mounts.
Closing blind
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Disengage blind and guide retraction
by its handle 1.
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Pull blind on handle 1 across the cargo compartment.
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Guide blind into holders 2.
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Installing blind
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Place left side of blind in left mount.
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Position right side of blind over right
mount.
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Push button 3, releasing mounting
sleeve to slide into mount.
Cargo floor plates
Storing cargo floor plates
Removing cargo floor plates
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Before you can remove the cargo floor
plates, it is possible that the third row
seats* (컄 page 102) must be removed.
1 Hook and loop strip
왘
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Fold the left cargo floor plate together.
왘
Open the hook and loop strip at the
bottom of backrest of the third row
seats* and insert cargo floor plate.
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Close the hook and loop strip.
Lift cargo floor plate at rear edge
(arrow).
Cargo floor plate unhinges automatically.
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Remove cargo floor plate by pulling it
rearwards.
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Installing cargo floor plates
Roof rack*
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Attach roof racks to the roof rails only.
Warning!
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Take into consideration that when the roof
rack is loaded, the handling characteristics
are different from those when operating the
vehicles without the roof rack loaded.
The maximum roof load when using roof
rack systems is 220 lb (100 kg).
1 Opening
2 Pins
3 Attachment opening
4 Latch
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Grip into opening 1 and guide pins 2
into attachment opening 3.
The center pin must snap into place in
latch 4.
Roof rails
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Use only those roof racks approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model.
Follow manufacturer’s installation instructions.
The vehicle could otherwise be damaged.
For further information, inquire at your
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Storage compartments
Warning!
Glove box
Storage compartment under front
passenger seat*
The storage compartment is lockable with
its separate key.
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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 cargo compartment if
possible. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher
than the seat backs.
Always use partition net when transporting
cargo. Partition net cannot secure hard or
heavy objects.
1 Glove box lid release
2 Glove box lid
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Parcel nets cannot secure hard or heavy objects.
Keep compartment lids closed. This will help
to prevent stored objects from being thrown
about and injuring vehicle occupants during
an accident.
The opened glove box is illuminated
with the key in steering lock position 1
(컄 page 33).
Opening the glove box
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Grab in recess and pull lid release 1.
The glove box lid 2 opens downward.
Closing the glove box
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1 Lock cylinder
2 Handle
Locking and unlocking the storage compartment
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Turn the key clockwise.
The storage compartment is locked.
왘
Turn the key counterclockwise.
The storage compartment is unlocked.
Push glove box lid up to close.
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Opening the storage compartment
Armrest storage compartments
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A flat storage tray with a deeper storage
compartment underneath is located below
the armrest. Both can be opened separately.
Press the lock cylinder in and pull storage compartment out using handle 2.
Closing the storage compartment
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Push the storage compartment in until
the lock engages.
4 Storage tray
5 Coin holder
Opening the storage tray
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1 Button to open storage tray
2 Button to open storage compartment
3 Open cover
The armrest contains two coin holders.
Opening the storage compartment
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Press button 1 and lift up armrest.
Press button 2 and lift up armrest.
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Opening the storage compartment in
front of armrest
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Slide the cover 3 rearward.
The storage compartment below contains a cup holder (컄 page 170).
Cup holders
Warning!
Cup holder in instrument panel
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A cup holder is located on both the right
and left side of the instrument panel.
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.
Opening the cup holder
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Briefly touch top of cover.
The cup holder opens automatically.
Closing the cup holder
왘
Fold the cup holder upwards and press
on it until it engages.
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Cup holder in front of armrest
Cup holder in rear center console
Armrest in rear seat bench
Opening the cup holder
Opening the cup holder
왘
왘
Slide cover rearward (컄 page 169).
왘
왘
Fold the cup holder forward.
Briefly touch the cover.
The cup holder opens automatically.
Closing the cup holder
Closing the cup holder
왘
Fold the cup holder backward.
왘
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Slide cover forward.
Press the cup holder forward and press
on it until it engages.
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Close the cup holder before folding the
rear seat bench.
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Pull the armrest down by its top.
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Ashtrays and cigarette lighter
Warning!
Ashtray and cigarette lighter in the
front center console
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Warning!
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The cigarette lighter socket can be
used to accommodate electrical accessories up to a maximum of 50 W.
If the engine is off, the battery may become discharged when used for long
periods of time.
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Remove 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.
Never touch the heating element or sides of
the cigarette lighter; they are extremely hot.
Hold the knob only.
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the steering lock. 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.
Removing ashtray insert
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1 Ashtray
2 Cigarette lighter
3 Cover plate
Opening the ashtray
왘
Now you have more room to take out
the insert.
왘
Briefly touch cover plate 3.
The ashtray opens automatically.
Secure vehicle from movement by setting the parking brake. Move the gear
selector lever to position N.
Grip the insert on the sides and pull it
out upwards.
Reinstalling ashtray insert
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Install ashtray insert.
왘
Close the ashtray.
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Cigarette lighter
Reinstalling ashtray insert
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Switch on the ignition.
왘
Install ashtray insert.
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 2
(컄 page 171).
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Close the ashtray.
Cigarette lighter
The cigarette lighter will pop out automatically when hot.
Ashtray and cigarette lighter in the rear
center console
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Close the ashtray in the rear center
console before folding the rear seat
bench.
1 Ashtray
2 Cigarette lighter
3 Cover plate
Opening the ashtray
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Briefly touch cover plate 3.
The ashtray opens automatically.
Removing ashtray insert
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Grip the insert on the sides and pull it
out upwards.
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Switch on the ignition.
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Push in cigarette lighter 2.
The cigarette lighter will pop out automatically when hot.
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Electrical outlet
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The outlets function even if the key is
not in the ignition.
The electrical outlet can be used to
accommodate electrical consumers
(e.g. air pump, auxiliary lamps) up to a
maximum of 180 W.
If the engine is off, the battery may become discharged if used for long periods of time.
Electrical outlet
One outlet is located in the front passenger footwell and another on the right-hand
side of the luggage compartment.
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Flip up cover and insert electrical plug
(cigarette lighter type).
Telephone*
Warning!
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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 serious
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.
The external antenna must be approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
for information on the installation of an approved external antenna. Refer to the radio
transmitter operation instructions regarding use of an external antenna.
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Warning!
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Please do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. A driver’s
attention to the road must always be
his /her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a telephone call.
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.
Only operate the MCS (Modular Control System)1 if road, weather and traffic conditions
permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
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Observe all legal requirements
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You can take and place telephone calls
using the MCS unit.
See separate instruction manual for information on how to operate the telephone.
Warning!
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Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from
using a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle. Whether or not prohibited by law, for
safety reasons, the driver should not use the
cellular telephone while the vehicle is in motion.
Stop the vehicle in a safe location before answering or placing a call.
Tele Aid*
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The initial activation of the Tele Aid system may only be performed by:
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completing the subscriber agreement and
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placing an acquaintance call using
the ¡ 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 switching on
ignition and the message TELE
AID – NOT ACTIVATED will be shown in
the MCS display for approximately
10 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
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System self-check
(Telematic Alarm Identification on
Demand)
The SOS button, the Roadside Assistance button • and the Information
button ¡ are located in the overhead control panel.
Initially, after switching on ignation, malfunctions are detected and indicated (the
indicator lamps in the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • and the
Information button ¡ stay on longer
than 10 seconds or do not come on). The
message TELE AID - VISIT WORKSHOP appears for approx. 10 seconds in the MCS
display.
The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response:
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automatic and manual emergency
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roadside assistance and
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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 using the volume control on
the MCS unit.
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To activate, press the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • or
the Information button ¡, depending on the type of response required.
Shortly after the completion of your acquaintance call, you will receive a user ID
and password. By visiting
www.mbusa.com and selecting “Tele Aid”
(USA only), you will have access to account
information, remote door unlock, profile
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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Warning!
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The Tele Aid control unit is located under
the front passenger seat. If there is accumulation of water or other liquid in this compartment, the Tele Aid control unit could
suffer an electrical short circuit making the
system inoperative. In this case the indicator lamp in the SOS button will not illuminate during or will remain illuminated after
the system self-check. Have the system
checked at the nearest Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
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 constantly in
red and/or the message TELE AID VISIT WORKSHOP is displayed in the MCS
display after the system self-check, a malfunction in the system has been detected.
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If a malfunction is indicated as outlined
above, the system may not operate as expected. Have the system checked at the
nearest Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
as soon as possible.
Emergency calls
An emergency call is initiated
automatically:
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following an accident in which the
emergency tensioning detractors
(ETDs) or airbags deploy.
An emergency call can also be initiated
manually by opening the cover next to the
inside rear view mirror labeled SOS, then
briefly pressing the button located under
the cover. See (컄 page 178) for
instructions on initiating an emergency call
manually.
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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 MCS display. When the connection is established,
the message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the MCS 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
The Tele Aid system is available if:
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it has been activated and is operational. Activation requires a subscription
for monitoring services, connection
and cellular air time.
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.
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 MCS display
for approx. ten seconds.
Should this occur, assistance must be summoned by other means.
TELE AID – EMERGENCY CALL ACTIVE
appears in the MCS 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.
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Initiating an emergency call manually
Warning!
1 Cover
2 SOS button
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Briefly press on cover 1.
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If you feel at any way in jeopardy when in the
vehicle (e.g. smoke or fire in the vehicle, vehicle in a dangerous road location), please
do not wait for voice contact after you have
pressed the emergency button. Carefully
leave the vehicle and move to a safe location. The Response Center will automatically
contact local emergency officials with the
vehicle’s approximate location if they receive an automatic SOS signal and cannot
make voice contact with the vehicle occupants.
Roadside Assistance button •
1 Cover
2 Roadside Assistance button •
왘
The cover will open.
왘
Press SOS button 2 briefly.
The indicator lamp in SOS button 2
will flash until the emergency call is
concluded.
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Wait for a voice connection to the Response Center.
왘
Close cover 1 after the emergency
call is concluded.
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Briefly press on cover 1.
The cover will open.
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Press and hold the button 2 (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 MCS display.
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When the connection is established, the
message ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the MCS 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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While the call is connected you can
change to navigation menu by pressing
NAVI button on the MCS unit.
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 MCS display.
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The Mercedes-Benz Roadside assistance
dispatcher will either dispatch a qualified
Mercedes-Benz technician or arrange to
tow your vehicle to the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center. For
services such as labor and/or towing,
charges may apply. Refer to the Roadside
Assistance manual for more information.
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The following is only available in the USA:
See system self-check (컄 page 175)
when the indicator lamp does not light
up in red or stays on longer than approximately ten seconds.
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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.
The indicator lamp in the Roadside Assistance button • remains illuminated in red for approx. ten seconds
during the system self-check after turning the key in the steering lock to
position 2 (together with the SOS button and the Information button ¡).
Describe the nature of the need for assistance.
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If the indicator lamp in the Roadside
Assistance button • is illuminated
continuously and there was no voice
connection to the Response Center established, then the Tele Aid system
could not initiate a Roadside Assistance call (e.g. the relevant cellular
phone network was not available). The
message ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE –
CALL FAILED appears in the MCS display.
Roadside Assistance calls can be terminated using the END Button on the
MCS unit.
Information button ¡
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1 Cover
2 Information button ¡
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Briefly press on cover 1.
The cover will open.
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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 MCS display.
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When the connection is established, the
message INFO – CALL CONNECTED appears
in the MCS 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).
While the call is connected, you can
change to navigation menu by pressing
NAVI button on the MCS unit.
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 MCS display. Information
regarding the operation of your vehicle, the
nearest Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
or Mercedes-Benz USA products and services is available to you.
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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 in the Information
button ¡ remains illuminated in red
for approx. 10 seconds during the system self-check after turning key in the
steering lock to position 2 (together
with the SOS button and the Roadside
Assistance button •).
See system self-check (컄 page 175)
when the indicator lamp does not light
up in red or stays on longer than approximately ten seconds.
If the indicator lamp in the Information
button ¡ is illuminated continuously and there was no voice connection to
the Response Center established, then
the Tele Aid system could not initiate
an Information call (e.g. the relevant
cellular phone network is not available).
The message INFO CALL FAILED appears in the MCS display.
Information calls can be terminated using the END button on the MCS.
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If the indicator lamps do not start flashing after pressing one of the buttons or
remains 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
your Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center and have the system checked or
contact the Response Center at
1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or
1-888-923-8367 (in Canada) as soon
as possible.
Upgrade signals
The Tele Aid system processes calls using
the following priority.
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Automatic emergency – First priority
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Manual emergency – Second priority
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Roadside assistance – Third priority
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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 MCS
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 MCS 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 navigation system (if engaged) will continue to run. A pop-up
window will appear in the MCS display
to indicate that a Tele Aid call is in
progress.
In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. key inside vehicle), and no
other key is available:
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The indicator lamp on the corresponding 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
using the END button on the MCS unit.
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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.
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Then return to your vehicle and pull
outside handle of the liftgate for minimum of 20 seconds until the SOS button is flashing.
The message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the MCS
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 MCS
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 outside liftgate handle was pulled
for more than 20 seconds before door
unlock authorization was received by
the Response Center, you must wait
15 minutes before pressing the outside
liftgate handle again.
Stolen Vehicle Recovery 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.
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.
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.
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When the anti-theft alarm or the
tow-away alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call is initiated automatically to the Response Center. See
anti-theft alarm system (컄 page 83)
and tow-away alarm (컄 page 84).
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Warning!
Remote control integrated into the
overhead control panel
1
Hand-held remote control transmitter (not part of the vehicle
equipment)
2
Hand-held transmitter button
3,4,5 Signal transmitter button
6
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Indicator lamp
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Before programming the integrated remote
control to a garage door opener or gate operator, make sure people and objects are
out of the way of the device to prevent potential harm or damage.When programming
a garage door opener, the door moves up or
down. When programming a gate operator,
the gate opens or closes.
Do not use the integrated remote control
with any garage door opener that lacks safety stop and reverse features as required by
U.S. federal safety standards (this includes
any garage door opener model manufactured before April 1, 1982). A garage door
that cannot detect an object - signaling the
door to stop and reverse - does not meet
current U.S. federal safety standards.
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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 Light Truck 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.
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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:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Programming or reprogramming the
integrated remote control
Step 3:
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Step 1:
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Switch on ignition.
Step 2:
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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 3 and 5 and release
them only when the indicator lamp 6
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 1 of the device
you wish to train approximately 2 to
5 in (5 to12 cm) away from the surface
of the integrated remote control located on the interior rear view mirror,
keeping the indicator lamp 6 in view.
Step 4:
왘
Using both hands, simultaneously
press the hand-held transmitter
button 2 and the desired integrated
signal transmitter button (3, 4
or 5). Do not release the buttons until
completing step 5.
The indicator lamp 6 on the integrated remote control will flash, first slowly
and then rapidly.
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컄컄
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Rolling code programming
The indicator lamp 6 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 6 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.
To train a garage door opener (or other rolling code devices) with the rolling code feature, follow these instructions after
completing the “Programming” portion
(steps 1 through 6) of this text. (A second
person may make the following training
procedures quicker and easier.)
Step 5:
Step 7:
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When the indicator lamp 6 flashes
rapidly, release both buttons.
Step 6:
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Press and hold the just-trained
integrated signal transmitter button
and observe the indicator lamp 6.
If the indicator lamp 6 stays on constantly, programming is complete and
your device should activate when the
integrated signal transmitter button is
pressed and released.
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To program the remaining two buttons,
repeat the steps above starting with
step 3.
Step 8:
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Locate “training” button on the garage
door opener motor head unit.
Exact location and color of the button
may vary by garage door opener brand.
Depending on manufacturer, the
“training” button may also be referred
to as “learn” or “smart” button. If there
is difficulty locating the transmitting
button, refer to the garage door opener
operator’s manual.
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Step 9:
Step 12:
Gate operator/Canadian programming
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왘
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.
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:
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Firmly press, hold for two seconds and
release the programmed integrated
signal transmitter button (3, 4
or 5).
Step 11:
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Press, hold for two seconds and
release same button a second time to
complete the training process.
Confirm the garage door operation by
pressing the programmed integrated
signal transmitter button (3, 4
or 5).
Step 13:
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To program the remaining two buttons,
repeat the steps above starting with
step 3.
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:
Some garage door openers (or other rolling
code equipped devices) may require you to
perform this procedure a third time to
complete the training.
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Step 4:
Erasing the remote control memory
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왘
왘
Continue to press and hold the integrated signal transmitter button (3,
4 or 5) while you press and re-press
(“cycle”) your hand-held remote control transmitter 1 every two seconds
until the frequency signal has been
learned. Upon successful training, the
indicator lamp 6 will flash slowly and
then rapidly after several seconds.
Proceed with programming step 5 and
step 6 to complete.
Operation of remote control
왘
왘
Switch on ignition.
Select and press the appropriate integrated signal transmitter button (3,
4 or 5 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.
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Switch on ignition.
Simultaneously hold down the signal
transmitter buttons 3 and 5, for approximately 20 seconds, or until the indicator lamp 6 flashes rapidly. Do not
hold for longer than 30 seconds.
The codes of all three channels are
erased.
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If you sell your vehicle, erase the codes
of all three channels.
Reprogramming a single integrated
signal transmitter button
To program a device using a signal transmitter button previously trained, follow
these steps:
왘
Press and hold the desired signal
transmitter button (3, 4 or 5).
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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Trip computer*
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Setting the date
The trip computer is located in the
overhead console.
With engine not running, the display
switches off automatically 30 seconds
after the last entry.
왘
Press MODE 2 repeatedly until the
date appears.
왘
Press RESET 1.
The month shown flashes.
Selecting functions
왘
Press MODE 2 to advance to selected
month.
The functions are displayed in the
following order:
왘
Press RESET 1.
앫
Date
왘
앫
Compass
Press MODE 2 to advance to selected
day.
앫
Stop watch
왘
Press RESET 1.
앫
Present fuel consumption
앫
Average fuel consumption
앫
Distance remaining
앫
Country
앫
Switching off trip computer
왘
1 RESET
2 MODE
3 Display
Switching on the trip computer
왘
Switch on ignition.
Display 3 shows one of the available
functions.
왘
Press MODE 2 repeatedly until the
desired display appears.
The day shown flashes.
The year shown flashes.
왘
Press MODE 2 to advance to selected
year.
왘
Press RESET 1.
The display stops flashing and the date
is set.
If a function display does not appear,
press MODE 2.
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Compass
The compass displays the direction the
vehicle is traveling. The display 3 will
show you N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W or NW.
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The presence of buildings, bridges,
power lines and large antenna masts
can influence the displayed values. Metallic or magnetic objects in or on the
vehicle can influence the accuracy of
the compass.
To make sure the display is correct, the
compass must be set to the proper geographic zone (컄 page 191). It may also be
necessary to calibrate the compass
(컄 page 191).
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Zone map North America
Zone map South America
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Setting the compass zone
Calibrating the compass
왘
Start and run the engine.
왘
Determine the geographical point of
the vehicle with the aid of the zone
maps.
왘
Press MODE 2 (컄 page 189) repeatedly until the compass display appears
in the trip computer display 3.
왘
Switch on the ignition.
If the vehicle was exposed to a significant
magnetic zone, such as high voltage power
lines, the compass may have to be calibrated.
왘
Press RESET 1 and afterwards press
MODE 2.
왘
왘
Press MODE 2 (컄 page 189) repeatedly until the compass display appears
in the trip computer display 3.
왘
앫
Calibrate the compass in an area free
of steel superstructures and power
lines.
앫
Switch off all electrical consumers (e.g.
exterior lamps, climate control, rear
window defroster etc.).
Press RESET 1 (컄 page 189) to select
the compass zone mode.
The zone selected last is shown in the
display.
왘
To calibrate the compass correctly, observe the following:
Press RESET 1 repeatedly until the
correct compass zone, as determined
from the zone map, is shown in the display.
앫
Do not open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof.
앫
Close doors and liftgate.
Press MODE 2 twice.
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The new compass zone is activated and
the compass display will be shown.
An open liftgate triggers the
display - - -.
In the display appears CAL–.
왘
Press and hold RESET 1 for approximately two seconds.
The calibration mode is activated and
the display shows CAL.
왘
Drive without interruption two full circles at a speed between 3 mph
(5 km/h) and 7 mph (10 km/h).
The message CAL goes out after a short
time. The calibration is now complete.
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Stopping
If CAL remains in the display, calibration
was not successfully completed. You
have to recalibrate:
왘
Resetting
앫
Remove the key from the steering
lock.
왘
앫
Start the vehicle and start the calibration procedure described previously.
We recommend that you have the compass calibrated at a Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Stop watch
왘
Press MODE 2 (컄 page 189) repeatedly until the stop watch display appears in the trip computer display 3.
Counting
왘
Press RESET 1 (컄 page 189) to start
counting.
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Press RESET 1 again to stop counting.
Press and hold RESET 1 until the display shows “0:00”.
Average fuel consumption
왘
Press MODE 2 (컄 page 189) repeatedly until the average fuel consumption
display appears in the trip computer
display 3.
Distance remaining with fuel presently
in tank
왘
Press MODE 2 (컄 page 189) repeatedly until the distance remaining display appears in the trip computer
display 3.
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When the fuel supply drops to reserve
level the display flashes distance remaining.
앫
USA only:
The display alternates between
FUEL and distance remaining until
supply is consistently below the reserve level. When the fuel supply is
very low (approximately 1.5 gal
[5.5 l]) FUEL is displayed
continuously.
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Country
왘
왘
Press MODE 2 (컄 page 189) repeatedly until the country display appears
in the trip computer display 3.
Press and hold RESET 1 a minimum of
five seconds to change the country unit
system.
Setting CAN-English
Setting CAN-French
왘
Press RESET 1 repeatedly until CAN is
displayed.
왘
Press RESET 1 repeatedly until CAN is
displayed.
왘
Press MODE 2 to select –ENG.
왘
Press MODE 2.
왘
Press MODE 2 again to set CAN-English.
Canada units system selection
You can choose between CAN-English or
CAN-French.
–ENG is displayed.
왘
Press RESET 1 to select –Fr.
왘
Press MODE 2 to set CAN-French.
The language selected determines how the
various displays are presented, see table.
Display
Language
Date
Cardinal points
Fuel consumption
Distance remaining
GEr
German
DD.MM
Süd, Nord, Ost, West
l/100 km
Kilometer
Gb
English
MM.DD
South, North, East, West mi/gal (Imperial)
Miles
ESP
Spain
DD.MM
Sur, Norte, Este, Oeste
l/100 km
Kilometer
Fr
French
DD.MM
Sud, Nord, Est, Ouest
l/100 km
Kilometer
USA
American
MM.DD
South, North, East, West mi/gal (US)
Miles
CAN-ENG
American
MM.DD
South, North, East, West l/100 km
Kilometer
CAN-Fr
French
DD.MM
Sud, Nord, Est, Ouest
Kilometer
l/100 km
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
Driving instructions
At the gas station
Engine compartment
Tires and wheels
Winter driving
Maintenance
Vehicle care
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
In the “Operation” section you will find
detailed information on operating, maintaining and caring for your vehicle.
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The more cautiously you treat your vehicle
during the break-in period, the more satisfied you will be with its performance later
on.
앫
Drive your vehicle during the first
1000 miles (1500 km) at varying but
moderate vehicle and engine speeds.
앫
During this period, avoid heavy loads
(full throttle driving) and excessive engine speeds (no more than 2/3 of maximum rpm in each gear).
앫
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.
All of the above instructions, as may apply
to your vehicle type, also apply when the
first 1000 miles (1500 km) after the engine, the transfer case, the front differential 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
Allow engine to warm up under low
load use.
앫
Avoid frequent acceleration and deceleration.
앫
Have all maintenance work performed
at the intervals specified in the Maintenance Booklet and as required by the
maintenance service indicator. Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Drinking and driving
Warning!
Pedals
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Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs
and driving are a very dangerous combination. Even a small amount of alcohol or
drugs can affect your reflexes, perceptions
and 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 is 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.
Resting your foot on the brake pedal will
cause excessive and premature wear of the
brake pads.
It can also result in the brakes overheating,
thereby significantly reducing their effectiveness. It may not be possible to stop the
vehicle in sufficient time to avoid an accident.
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.
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!
Be very careful not to endanger other
road users when you apply the brakes.
Refer to the description of the Brake
Assist System (BAS) (컄 page 78).
If the parking brake is released and the
brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster stays on and there is no audible warning (EBP), 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 Light Truck Center.
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by qualified
technicians only. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Operation
Driving instructions
Only install brake pads and brake fluid
recommended by Mercedes-Benz.
Warning!
G
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 the air stream will 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
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Parking
Warning!
!
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 curb.
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To reduce the risk of personal injury, or
damage to the vehicle powertrain, as a result of vehicle/ trailer movement, always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Shift gear selector lever to position N.
앫
Have a second person place wheel
chocks on downhill side of left and right
trailer wheels.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal and let vehicle and trailer roll into chocks until
stopped.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move gear selector lever to position P.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
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 Light Truck Center or tire
dealer for repairs.
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and become visible at a tread depth of approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), at which point
the tire is considered worn and should be
replaced.
Operation
Driving instructions
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Warning!
G
Although the applicable federal motor vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be worn
when the treadwear indicators (TWI) become visible at approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not allow your tires to wear down to that level. As
tread depth approaches 1/8 in (3 mm), the
adhesion properties on a wet road are
sharply reduced.
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 subjected to high loads (e.g. high
speeds, heavy loads, high ambient temperatures).
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
may lose control of the vehicle. Continued
driving with a flat tire or driving at high
speed with a flat tire will cause excessive
heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Hydroplaning
Depending on the depth of the water on
the road, hydroplaning may occur even at
low speeds and with new tires. Reduce vehicle speed, avoid track grooves in the
road and apply brakes cautiously in the
rain.
Tire traction
The safe speed on a wet, snow covered or
icy road is always lower than on a dry road.
You should pay particular attention to the
condition of the road whenever the outside
temperatures are close to the freezing
point.
Warning!
G
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 make sure
normal balanced handling characteristics.
On packed snow, they can reduce your
stopping distance as compared with summer tires.
Stopping distance, however, is still considerably greater than when the road is not
covered with snow or ice. Exercise appropriate caution.
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Operation
Driving instructions
!
ML 350
Avoid spinning of one drive wheel. This
may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“H”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 130 mph (210 km/h).
Tire speed rating
Regardless of the tire speed rating, local
speed limits should be obeyed. Use prudent driving speeds appropriate to prevailing conditions.
Warning!
G
Even when permitted by law, never operate
a vehicle at speeds greater than the maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire failure, causing loss of vehicle control and possibly resulting in an accident and/or serious
injury and possible death, for you and for
others.
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An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
ML 500
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“V”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 149 mph (240 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
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For information on speed ratings for
winter tires, see “Winter tires”
(컄 page 235).
Winter driving instructions
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.
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For information on driving with snow
chains, see “Snow chains”
(컄 page 236).
Operation
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.
Do not engage the transfer case in position
LOW when driving on ice or packed snow. At
speeds below 18 mph (30 km / h) vehicle
steering is adversely affected by the LOW
RANGE - ABS (컄 page 77).
Road salts and chemicals can adversely affect braking efficiency. Increased pedal
force may become necessary to produce
the normal brake effect.
Depressing the brake pedal periodically
when traveling at length on salt-strewn
roads can bring road-salt-impaired braking
efficiency back to normal.
If the vehicle is parked after being driven
on salt-treated roads, the braking efficiency should be tested as soon as possible after driving is resumed.
Warning!
G
Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking maneuvers.
Warning!
Warning!
G
The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose. Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road
surface is free of ice.
For more information, see “Winter driving”
(컄 page 235).
G
If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, make
sure that snow is kept clear of the exhaust
pipe and from around the vehicle with the
engine running. Otherwise, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and
death.
To assure sufficient fresh air ventilation,
open a window slightly on the side of the vehicle not facing the wind.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Standing water
Off-road driving
Warning!
!
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.
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Warning!
G
Drive slowly in unknown terrain. This will
make it easier to recognize unexpected obstacles and avoid damage to the vehicle.
To help avoid the vehicle rolling over, never
turn it around on steep inclines. If the vehicle cannot complete the attempted climb,
back it down in reverse gear.
Do not drive along the side of a slope (danger of vehicle rollover). The vehicle might
otherwise rollover. If in doing so the vehicle
begins to show a tendency to roll, immediately steer into a line of gravity (straight up
or downhill).
Never let the vehicle roll backwards in idle.
You may lose control of the vehicle if you
use only the service brake.
G
Sand, dirt, mud and other material having
friction property can cause exceptional wear
and tear as well as brake failure.
Have the brakes checked for dirt build-up
and cleaned. There is otherwise a risk that
full braking power may not be available in an
emergency.
Read this chapter carefully before you begin off-road travel.
Familiarize yourself with the vehicle characteristics and gear changing before you
attempt any difficult terrain off-road driving. We recommend that you start out with
easy off-road travel.
Operation
Driving instructions
Special driving features for off-road
driving
The following driving features are available
for specific kind of operation:
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LOW RANGE mode (컄 page 127)
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LOW RANGE – ABS (컄 page 77)
앫
LOW RANGE – 4-ETS (컄 page 80)
앫
LOW RANGE – ESP (컄 page 81)
Off-road driving rules
Engage the LOW RANGE mode before driving under off-road conditions
(컄 page 127).
Fasten items being carried as securely as
possible (컄 page 160).
i
We recommend keeping doors, liftgate,
windows, and tilt/sliding sunroof*
closed whenever driving in off-road
mode.
!
앫
In sandy soil, please drive at a
steady speed as allowed by conditions. This helps overcome the vehicle rolling resistance and reduces
the likelihood of the vehicle sinking
into the ground.
앫
Do not initiate jumps with the vehicle. It interrupts the forward momentum of the vehicle.
앫
Always drive onto slopes with the
the engine running and the vehicle
in gear.
Observe the following during off-road
driving:
앫
Adjust vehicle speed to condition of
terrain. The more uneven, rutty and
steeper the terrain, the lower the
speed should be.
앫
Watch out for obstacles, such as
rocks, holes, tree stumps and ruts.
앫
Be especially careful when driving
in unknown territory. It may be necessary to get out of the vehicle and
scout the path you intend to take.
앫
Before driving through water, determine is depth.
앫
Do not stop vehicle while immersed
in water, and do not shut off the
engine.
Checklist before off-road driving
Engine oil level
앫
Check the engine oil level
(컄 page 224). The display OIL i.O
must appear via display in the speedometer.
Only then can the vehicle obtain a trouble-free oil supply, even on steep gradients.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Tires
앫
Check the tread depth and maintain
specified tire pressure (see tire pressure label inside the fuel filler flap).
앫
Check tires for possible damage and
remove foreign objects.
앫
Replace missing valve caps.
Driving in steep terrain
앫
Do not drive along the side of a slope
(danger of vehicle rollover). If in doing
so the vehicle begins to show a tendency to roll, immediately steer into a line
of gravity (straight up or downhill).
앫
To help avoid the vehicle rolling over,
never turn it around on steep inclines.
If the vehicle cannot complete the attempted climb, back it down in reverse
gear.
앫
Utilize the engine’s braking power
when descending a slope, observe the
engine speed (do not overrev the engine). Apply the service brake as needed.
앫
Check the brakes after a lengthy downgrade drive.
Rims
앫
Dented or bent rims can cause tire
pressure loss and damage the tire
beads. For this reason, check and, if
necessary, change rims before driving
off-road.
Slope angle
1 25°
2 26°
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Vehicle tool kit
앫
Check if the vehicle jack is functional.
앫
In all cases take the vehicle tool kit, a
strong tow rope, a shovel and a small
plank (to put under the vehicle jack on
sandy soil) with you.
앫
Switch to LOW RANGE mode before
starting to drive up or down steep inclines (컄 page 127).
Driving on embankments, slopes and
other steep inclines should only be
done straight up or downhill, i.e. in the
line of gravity. Maximum vehicle climbing ability is a 60% grade.
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Avoid excessive engine speeds – drive
with moderate engine speeds
(max. 3000 RPM).
Select gear range 2 or 1 on the automatic transmission (컄 page 122).
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Operation
Driving instructions
Traction in steep terrain
Driving across a hilltop
Driving downhill
앫
앫
앫
Select gear range 1 on the automatic
transmission (컄 page 122).
앫
Drive downhill observing the same
rules as driving uphill (컄 page 206).
앫
The special LOW RANGE – ABS setting
allows for precise and brief (cyclical)
blocking of the front wheels, permitting
them to dig into loose ground.
Be easy on the accelerator and watch
for continuous wheel traction when
driving in steep terrain.
The 4-ETS helps greatly when starting
out on a steep incline when the front
wheels have then the tendency to slip
due to the weight shifting away the
front axle.
The 4-ETS recognizes the situation and
limits the torque for the front wheels by
braking them. Simultaneously the
torque for the rear wheels is increased.
Decelerate just ahead of a hilltop (do
not select gear range N), to prevent the
vehicle from speeding up too much after climbing a hill.
Use the momentum of the vehicle to
drive across the hilltop.
Driving in this manner prevents the vehicle from jumping across the hilltop
and thus loosing its forward momentum.
Remember that the front wheels when
stopped, slide across a surface, thus
loose their ability to steer the vehicle.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Driving through water
1 20 in (50 cm)
앫
Before driving through water, determine its depth.
It should not be deeper than approximately 20 inches (50 cm).
Make sure you check the water bed.
The ground surface may not be firm
which may result in deeper waters than
expected when driving the vehicle
through it.
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앫
Switch to LOW RANGE mode before
driving through water (컄 page 127).
앫
Switch off the exterior lamps as well as
the automatic climate control.
앫
Select gear range 1 on the automatic
transmission (컄 page 122).
앫
Enter the water only at a shallow spot,
driving at walking speed.
앫
Clean mud off the tire tread after driving through water.
!
앫
To dry the brakes, apply pressure to the
brake pedal several times after leaving
the water.
Never accelerate before driving into
the water. The bow wave could force
water into the engine and auxiliary
equipment, thus damaging them.
앫
Do not stop vehicle while immersed in
water, and do not shut off the engine.
There is a very high level of driving resistance in water. The surface is slippery and may not be firm, making
pulling away in water difficult and dangerous.
Operation
Driving instructions
Crossing obstacles
!
Obstacles can damage the vehicle
undercarriage or suspension components. If possible use the assistance of
a second person outside the vehicle to
scout the path you intend to take and
check for adequate ground clearance
when you cross obstacles with your vehicle. The person assisting you outside
the vehicle should always be a safe distance away from the vehicle and positioned so that he or she cannot get hurt
in case of any unexpected vehicle
movement.
After off-road driving or crossing obstacles, inspect vehicle for any damage,
especially vehicle undercarriage and
suspension components. Failure to do
so can adversely affect the vehicle's future performance, including increased
chance of an accident.
앫
Check the vehicle clearance before
crossing obstacles.
앫
Select gear range 1 on the automatic
transmission (컄 page 122).
앫
Cross obstacles (e.g. tree stumps or
big rocks) very slowly by aiming one of
the front wheels at the center of the obstacle, and repeat same with the rear
wheel.
!
Special attention is needed when you
cross obstacles on a steep incline.
The vehicle could slide sideways as a
result of its possible slanted position
which in turn may result in the vehicle
tipping or rolling over.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Ruts
A number of off-road tracks or other byways have deep ruts which can cause the
undercarriage to come in contact with the
ground.
앫
Select gear range 1 on the automatic
transmission (컄 page 122).
앫
Drive next to the ruts rather than
through them if at all possible.
Returning from off-road driving
Warning!
Off-road driving increases strain on the
vehicle.
G
If you feel a sudden significant vibration or
ride disturbance, or you suspect that possible damage to your vehicle has occurred,
you should turn on the hazard warning flashers, carefully slow down, and drive with caution to an area which is a safe distance from
the roadway.
Inspect the tires and under the vehicle for
possible damage. If the vehicle or tires appear unsafe, have it towed to the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center or tire
dealer for repairs.
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We recommend that you inspect the vehicle for possible damage after each off-road
trip. Recognizing any damage and a subsequent timely repair reduces the chance of
a possible breakdown or accident later on.
Proceed as follows:
앫
Switch off the LOW RANGE mode
(컄 page 127).
앫
Remove excessive dirt from tires,
wheels, wheel housings, and underbody.
For instance, after driving in mud, clean
the radiator, chassis, engine, brakes,
and wheels from extreme dirt using a
strong jet of water.
Operation
Driving instructions
앫
앫
앫
Inspect frame, oil pan, brake hoses,
etc., as well as vehicle underbody for
possible damage.
Check tires for possible damage, clean
all exterior lamps, and conduct a brake
test.
Check for brush or branches caught in
the undercarriage.
They could increase the possibility of a
fire, as well as cut fuel and/or brake
lines, puncture rubber bellows of the
axles or drive shafts.
앫
After continued operation in mud,
sand, water or other dirty conditions
clean the brake discs, wheels, brake
pads and check and clean axle joints.
Trailer towing
Trailer hitches
앫
Warning!
G
Failure to use proper equipment and driving
technique can result in a loss of vehicle control when towing a trailer.
For information on availability and installation, see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
앫
Improper towing or failure to follow the instructions contained in this guide can result
in serious injury. Follow the guidelines below carefully to assure safe trailer operation.
Ask an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center should you require an explanation of information contained in this guide.
Only install a trailer hitch receiver approved for your vehicle.
The bumpers on your vehicle are not
designed for use with clamp-type hitches.
Do not attach rental hitches or other
bumper-type hitches to them.
앫
To reduce the possibility of damage, remove the hitch ball adaptor from the
receiver when not in use.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Electrical connections
Vehicle and trailer weights and ratings
Loading a trailer
The vehicle is prewired to accept the seven-wire harness included in the
Mercedes-Benz approved trailer hitch receiver kit.
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is the
maximum permissible vehicle weight:
6614 lbs (3000 kg).
앫
An additional four-pole conversion plug is
included in the Mercedes-Benz supplied
trailer hitch receiver kit.
For further information, see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW):
Comprises weight of vehicle including fuel,
tools, spare wheel, installed accessories,
passengers, cargo and trailer tongue. It
must never exceed the GVWR.
Maximum permissible values are listed
on the safety compliance certification
labels for the vehicle and for the trailer
to be towed.
The lowest value listed must be selected when determining how the vehicle
and trailer are loaded.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) is the
maximum permissible axle weight:
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front
rear
2976 lbs
3858 lbs
(1350 kg)
(1750 kg)
Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) is the maximum permissible trailer weight to be
towed:
5000 lbs (2260 kg).
Trailer Tongue Weight Rating (TWR) is the
maximum permissible weight on the trailer
tongue:
500 lbs (225 kg) limit for Mercedes-Benz
approved hitch receiver.
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When loading a trailer, you should observe that neither the permissible GTW,
nor the GVWR are exceeded.
The tongue weight at the hitch ball
must be added to the GVW to prevent
exceeding your Mercedes-Benz tow
vehicle’s rear GAWR.
i
We recommend loading the trailer in
such a manner that it has a tongue
weight (TW) between 10% and 15% of
the GTW.
Operation
Driving instructions
Checking weights of vehicle and trailer
Attaching a trailer
!
앫
Observe maximum permitted trailer
dimensions (width and length).
Do not connect a trailer brake system
(if trailer is so equipped) directly to the
vehicle’s hydraulic brake system, as
your vehicle is equipped with antilock
brakes. If you do, neither the vehicle’s
brakes nor the trailer’s brakes will function properly.
앫
To assure that the tow vehicle and trailer are in compliance with the maximum
permissible weight limits have the loaded rig (tow vehicle including driver, passengers and cargo, trailer fully loaded)
weighed on a commercial scale.
Most states and all Canadian provinces
require
앫
Check the vehicle’s front and rear
Gross Axle Weight (GAW), the GTW and
TW.
safety chains between your tow vehicle
and the trailer.
The chains should be crisscrossed under the trailer tongue. They must be attached to the hitch receiver, and not to
the vehicle’s bumper or axle.
The values as measured must not be
exceeded, according to the weight listed under “Vehicle and trailer weight
and ratings”.
Make sure to leave enough slack in the
chains to permit turning corners.
앫
a separate brake system at various
trailer weights.
앫
a break-away switch on trailers with a
separate brake system.
i
The provided vehicle electrical wiring
harness for trailer towing has a brake
signal wire (color orange) for hook-up
to a brake controller.
You should consider using a trailer
sway control system. For further information see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
The switch activates the trailer brakes
in the possible event that the trailer
might separate from the tow vehicle.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Towing a trailer
There are many different laws, including
speed limit restrictions, having to do with
trailer towing. Make sure your rig will be legal, not only for where you reside, but also
for where you will be driving. A good
source for this information can be the police or local authorities.
Note the following points, when driving
with the trailer:
앫
앫
In order to gain skill and an understanding of the vehicle’s behavior, you
should practice turning, stopping and
backing up in an area which is free from
traffic.
Before you start driving check the
앫
trailer hitch
앫
break-away switch
앫
safety chains
앫
electrical connections
앫
lighting and tires
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Adjust the mirrors to permit unobstructed
view beyond rear of trailer.
앫
If the trailer has electric brakes, start
your vehicle and trailer moving slowly,
and then apply only the trailer brake
controller by hand to make sure the
brakes are working properly.
앫
Always secure items in the trailer to
prevent load shifts while driving.
앫
When towing a trailer, check occasionally to make sure the load is secure,
and that lighting and trailer brakes (if
so equipped) are functioning properly.
앫
앫
Take into consideration that when towing a trailer, the handling characteristics are different and less stable from
those when operating the vehicle without a trailer.
It is important to avoid sudden maneuvers.
The vehicle and trailer combination is
heavier, and therefore is limited in acceleration and climbing ability, and requires longer stopping distances.
It is more prone to reacting to side wind
gusts, and requires more sensitive
steering input.
앫
If possible, do not brake abruptly, but
rather engage the brake slightly at first
to permit the trailer to activate its
brake. Then increase the braking force.
!
If the trailer should begin to sway, reduce the vehicle’s speed and use the
brake controller by hand to straighten
out the vehicle and trailer.
In no case should you attempt to
straighten out the tow vehicle and trailer by increasing the speed or oversteering and stepping on the brakes.
Operation
Driving instructions
앫
If the transmission hunts between
gears on inclines, manually shift to a
lower gear (select 4, 3, 2 or 1).
앫
A lower gear and reduction of speed reduces the chance of engine overloading and/or overheating.
앫
On very steep inclines, not manageable
with gear selector lever in position 1,
switch transfer case to LOW RANGE
mode (컄 page 127).
앫
When going down a long hill, shift into
a lower gear and use the engine’s braking effect.
Avoid riding the brakes, thus overheating the vehicle and trailer brakes.
If the engine coolant rises to an extremely high temperature (coolant temperature needle approaching the red
zone) when the air conditioning is on,
turn off the air conditioning system.
Engine coolant heat can be additionally
vented by opening the windows,
switching the climate control fan speed
to high and setting the temperature
control to the maximum hot position.
앫
Extreme care must be exercised since
your vehicle with a trailer will require
additional passing distance ahead than
when driving without a trailer.
Because your vehicle and trailer is
longer than your vehicle alone, you will
also need to go much farther ahead of
the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane.
Passenger compartment
Warning!
G
Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and cause injury
to vehicle occupants unless the items are
securely fastened in the vehicle.
The rear cargo compartment is the preferred
place to carry objects. Always use the partition net when transporting cargo. Partition
net cannot secure hard or heavy objects. Always fasten items being carried as securely
as possible using the cargo tie-down rings in
the cargo floor area and fastening materials.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Driving abroad
Abroad, there is an extensive
Mercedes-Benz service network at your
disposal. If you plan to drive into areas
which are not listed in the index of your
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center directory, you should request pertinent information from an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Control and operation of radio transmitters
Telephones and two-way radios
Warning!
G
MCS, radio and telephone*
Warning!
G
Do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. Only operate the
MCS, radio or telephone1 if road, weather
and traffic conditions permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
1
Observe all legal requirements.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable telephone or a citizens band unit should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are connected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
Refer to the radio transmitter operation instructions regarding use of an external antenna.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Catalytic converter
Warning!
Your Mercedes-Benz is equipped with
monolithic-type catalytic converters, an
important element in conjunction with the
oxygen sensors to achieve substantial control of the pollutants in the exhaust emissions. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined in your Maintenance Booklet.
!
To prevent damage to the catalytic converters, use only premium unleaded
gasoline in this vehicle.
Any noticeable irregularities in engine
operation should be repaired promptly.
Otherwise, excessive unburned fuel
may reach the catalytic converter,
causing it to overheat and 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 engine systems serve to keep the
toxic components of the exhaust gases
within permissible legal limits.
These systems, of course, will function
properly only when maintained strictly according to factory specifications. Any adjustments on the engine should, therefore,
be carried out only by qualified
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center authorized technicians. Engine adjustments
should not be altered in any way. Moreover, the specified service jobs must be
carried out regularly according to
Mercedes-Benz servicing requirements.
For details refer to the Maintenance Booklet.
Warning!
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide, 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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Operation
Driving instructions
Coolant temperature
Warning!
During severe operating conditions and
stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant temperature may rise to approx. 248°F
(120°C).
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature in the red zone.
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 engine hood. Stay away
from the engine if you see or hear steam
coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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Operation
At the gas station
왔 At the gas station
Refueling
Warning!
!
The fuel filler cap is tethered to the fuel
filler neck. Do not drop the cap. It could
damage the vehicle paint finish.
G
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
left-hand side of the vehicle towards the
rear. Locking/unlocking the vehicle with
the remote control automatically
locks/unlocks the fuel filler flap.
왘
Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle
unit cuts out – do not top up or overfill.
!
1 Fuel filler flap
2 Fuel cap
왘
Remove the key from the steering lock.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap 1 by pulling in
direction of the arrow.
왘
Turn the fuel cap 2 to the left and hold
on to it until possible pressure is released.
왘
Take off the cap.
To prevent damaging the lens of the
plastic tail lamp, make certain that no
gasoline comes into contact with it.
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.
컄컄
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Operation
At the gas station
컄컄왘
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.
i
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.
For more information on gasoline, see
the Factory Approved Service Products
pamphlet.
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Leaving the engine running and the fuel
cap open can cause the yellow fuel
tank reserve warning lamp to flash and
the ? malfunction indicator lamp
(USA only) or the ± malfunction indicator lamp (Canada only) to illuminate.
For more information, see “Practical
hints” (컄 page 254).
Operation
At the gas station
Check regularly and before a long trip
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 222).
Coolant
For normal replenishing, use water (potable water quality). For more information,
see “Coolant level” (컄 page 227) and see
“Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.”
(컄 page 312).
Windshield/rear window washer
system and headlamp cleaning
system*
For more information on refilling the reservoir, see “Windshield/rear window washer
system and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 230).
Brake fluid
!
1 Engine oil level
2 Coolant level
3 Brake fluid
4 Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
Engine oil level
If you find that the brake fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the
minimum mark or below, have the
brake system checked for brake pad
thickness and leaks immediately. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center immediately. Do not add
brake fluid as this will not solve the
problem. For more information, see
“Practical Hints” (컄 page 251).
Vehicle lighting
Check function and cleanliness. For information on replacing light bulbs, see “Replacing bulbs” (컄 page 274).
For more information, see “Combination
switch” (컄 page 107).
Tire inflation pressure
For more information, see “Checking tire
inflation pressure” (컄 page 232).
For more information on engine oil, see
“Engine oil” (컄 page 223).
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Operation
Engine compartment
왘
Hood
Warning!
Pull release lever 1 downwards.
The hood is unlocked. Handle 2 protrudes slightly from the radiator-grille.
If not, lift the hood slightly.
G
Do not pull the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise the hood could
be forced open by passing air flow.
!
To avoid damage to the windshield wipers or hood, never open the hood if the
wiper arms are folded forward away
from the windshield.
Opening
왘
Pull up on the hood and then release it.
The hood will be automatically held
open at shoulder height by gas-filled
struts.
Warning!
G
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.
1 Release lever
2 Handle for opening the hood
왘
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Pull handle 2 to its stop out of the
radiator-grille.
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. 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
turned 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.
!
Do not push the hood closed manually,
as this could damage it.
i
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 Light
Truck Center.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Checking engine oil level via display
왘
When checking the oil level the vehicle
must
Wait until the display ------ appears in
the speedometer display 2.
왘
Within one second press button 1
twice.
앫
be parked on level ground
앫
be at normal operating temperature
One of the following messages will
subsequently appear in the display:
앫
have been stationary for at least five
minutes with the engine turned off
앫
To check the engine oil level via the display
in the speedometer, do the following:
왘
Turn the key in the steering lock to
position 2.
앫
The oil level is correct. Engine oil
does not to be added.
왘
– 1.0 L
Add 1.0 liter of engine oil.
– 1.5 L
Add 1.5 liters of engine oil.
– 2.0 L
왘
Add 2.0 liters of engine oil.
For adding engine oil see (컄 page 314).
1 Button
2 Display in speedometer
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OIL HI
The oil level is too high.
왘
앫
If there is excess engine oil with the engine
at normal operating temperature, the
following message will appear in the
display:
OIL i.O
왘
앫
Other display messages
For more information on engine oil, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 312) and
(컄 page 314).
Have excess oil siphoned.
!
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.
Operation
Engine compartment
The display ------ flashes in the
speedometer display, if a proper oil level
check cannot be performed.
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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.
Checking engine oil level with the oil
dipstick
When checking the oil level the vehicle
must
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be parked on level ground
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be at normal operating temperature
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have been stationary for at least five
minutes with the engine turned off
The engine oil level can be checked by
either the oil dipstick or via the
speedometer display in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 224). The amount of
engine oil needed is shown more
precisely in the speedometer display.
Perform the engine oil level check with
the dipstick if it cannot be completed
via the speedometer display
(컄 page 225).
See the “Practical hints” section
(컄 page 260) if the low engine oil level
warning lamp in the instrument cluster
flashes.
Wipe oil dipstick 1 clean.
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Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the
dipstick guide tube.
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Pull out oil dipstick 1 again after
approximately three seconds to obtain
accurate reading.
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In this case we recommend that you
have the system checked at a
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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To check the engine oil level with the oil
dipstick, do the following:
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Open the hood (컄 page 222).
왘
Pull out oil dipstick 1 (컄 page 226).
Oil dipstick
The oil level is correct when it is between
the lower (min) and upper (max) mark of
the oil dipstick.
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Operation
Engine compartment
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Adding engine oil
The filling quantity between the upper
and lower marks on the oil dipstick is
approximately 2.1 US qt. (2.0 l).
Only use approved engine oils and oil filters required for vehicles with Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or FSS
(Canada vehicles). For a listing of approved
engine oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet
in your vehicle literature portfolio, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
If necessary, add engine oil.
For adding engine oil see (컄 page 226).
For more information on engine oil, see
“Technical data” section (컄 page 312) and
(컄 page 314).
See the “Practical hints” section
(컄 page 260) if the low engine oil level
warning lamp in the instrument cluster
flashes.
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Using engine oils and oil filters of specification other than those expressly required
for the Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada vehicles), or
changing of oil and oil filter at change intervals longer than those called for by the
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or
FSS (Canada Vehicles) will result in engine
damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
1 Oil dipstick
2 Filler cap
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Unscrew filler cap 2 from filler neck.
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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.
Operation
Engine compartment
!
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 2 back on filler neck.
For more information on engine oil, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 312) and
(컄 page 314).
Transmission fluid level
Warning!
The transmission fluid level does not need
to be checked. If you notice transmission
fluid loss or gear shifting malfunctions,
have an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center check the automatic transmission.
G
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.
Coolant level
앫
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze. To check
the coolant level, the vehicle must be
parked on level ground and the engine
must be cool.
Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if coolant temperature is
above 158°F (70°C). Allow engine to
cool down before removing cap. The
coolant reservoir contains hot fluid and
is under pressure.
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.
앫
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
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1 Cap
2 COLD LEVEL mark
The coolant level should reach the COLD
LEVEL mark 2 in the reservoir.
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If the engine is already at its regular operating temperature, the coolant may
be approximately 0.6 in (1.5 cm) above
the COLD LEVEL mark.
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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.
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Add coolant as required.
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Replace and tighten cap.
For more information on coolant, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 316).
Battery
The battery is located in the engine compartment.
The battery should always be sufficiently
charged in order to achieve its rated service life. Refer to Maintenance 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.
When replacing batteries, 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 Light Truck
Center about steps you need to observe.
Operation
Engine compartment
all safety instructions
and precautions when handling
G Observe
E
automotive batteries.
C
A Risk of explosion
flames or sparks away
F
from battery. Do not smoke.
D Keep
B
Battery acid is caustic. Do not
allow it to come into contact
with skin, eyes or clothing.
In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with clear
water and seek medical help if
necessary.
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.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Windshield/rear window washer
system and headlamp cleaning
system*
The windshield washer reservoir is located
in the engine compartment.
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Use the tab to pull cap 1 upwards
(arrow).
Warning!
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “S” and water (or
commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient temperatures).
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.
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 Cap
Fluid for the windshield washer system and
the headlamp cleaning system* is supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir. It
has a capacity of 8.0 US qt (7.6 l).
During all seasons, add MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “S” to water. Premix
the windshield washer fluid in a suitable
container.
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Only use washer fluid which is suitable
for plastic lenses. Improper washer
fluid can damage the plastic lenses of
the headlamps.
G
For more information, see the “Technical
data” section (컄 page 319).
Operation
Tires and wheels
왔 Tires and wheels
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center for information on tested and
recommended rims and tires for summer
and winter operation. They can also offer
advice concerning tire service and purchase.
Warning!
G
Replace rims or tires with the same designation, manufacturer and type as shown on the
original part. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for further information. If incorrectly sized rims
and tires are mounted:
앫
The wheel brakes or suspension components can be damaged.
앫
The correct operating clearance of the
wheels and the tires are no longer guaranteed.
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 Light
Truck 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 or 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.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
!
!
When the wheels are heavily soiled,
e.g. after driving through mud, clean
the inside of the wheels with a jet of
water.
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.
Life of tire
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.
Correct the tire pressure only when tires
are cold.
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended direction of rotation of the tire.
Regularly check your tire pressure at intervals of no more than 14 days.
앫
Driving style
앫
Tire pressure
앫
Distance driven
Warning!
G
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after
six years, regardless of the remaining tread.
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 in 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 are also
increased while driving, depending on the
driving speed and the tire load.
Warning!
G
Follow recommended inflation pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated 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
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and
the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) as
indicated on the certification label on the
driver’s door pillar. Overloading the tires can
overheat them, possibly causing a blowout.
Rotating wheels
Warning!
G
Rotate front and rear wheels only if they are
of the same size,
The 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.
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
make sure proper tire inflation pressure.
Check the spare tire periodically for condition and inflation. Spare tire will age and
become worn over time even if never used,
and thus should be inspected and replaced
when necessary.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
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.
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Operation
Winter driving
왔 Winter driving
Before the onset of winter, have your vehicle winterized at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck 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 319).
앫
Battery test. Battery capacity drops
with decreasing ambient temperature.
A well charged battery helps to make
sure that the engine can be started
even at low ambient temperatures.
앫
Tire change. Mercedes-Benz recommends M+S rated radial-ply tires with a
minimum tread depth of approximately
1/ in (4 mm) on all four wheels for the
6
winter season.
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, 4-ETS, and
EBP in winter operation.
For safe handling, make sure all winter
tires mounted are of the same make and
have the same tread design.
Warning!
G
Winter tires with a tread depth under 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 Light Truck
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 Light Truck Center.
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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 Light Truck
Center.
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 all
four wheels. With only two chains available, they should be mounted on the
rear wheels. Follow the manufacturer’s
mounting instructions.
앫
Only use snow chains that are approved by Mercedes-Benz. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will be glad to advise you on this
subject.
앫
Use of snow chains may be prohibited
depending on location. Always check
local and state laws before installing
snow chains.
Snow chains
Snow chains should only be driven on
snow-covered roads at speeds not to exceed 30 mph (50 km/h). Remove chains
as soon as possible when driving on roads
without snow.
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When driving with snow chains, you
may wish to deactivate the ESP
(컄 page 81) before setting the vehicle
in motion. This will improve the
vehicle’s traction.
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Operation
Maintenance
왔 Maintenance
The following information, depending on
operating conditions throughout the year,
is also shown:
We strongly recommend that you have
your vehicle serviced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center, in
accordance with the Maintenance Booklet
at the times called for by the maintenance
service indicator display.
Failure to have the vehicle maintained in
accordance with the Maintenance Booklet
and maintenance service indicator at the
designated times/mileage will result in
vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
The maintenance service indicator will
notify you when your next service is due.
앫
calculated distance remaining
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calculated remaining time in days
i
Vehicles equipped with FSS (Flexible
Service System) only (Canada vehicles): The interval between maintenance 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.
1 Knob
2 Display in the speedometer
Starting approximately one month before
your maintenance service is due, the type
of maintenance service is indicated in the
speedometer display 2:
9
Minor service (A)
½
Major service (B)
Clearing the maintenance service
indicator
The maintenance service indicator is automatically cleared after ten seconds when
you switch on the ignition or when reaching the service threshold while driving. You
can also clear it yourself.
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Press knob 1.
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Operation
Maintenance
Maintenance service term exceeded
If you have exceeded the suggested
maintenance service term:
앫
앫
the 9 or ½ symbol appears in
the display 2 for 30 seconds and a
signal sounds after switching on the
ignition.
it is preceded by a “–” (minus symbol).
The Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center will
reset the maintenance service indicator
following a completed maintenance
service.
Calling up the maintenance service
indicator
Resetting the maintenance service
indicator
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In the event that the maintenance service
on your vehicle is not carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center, you can reset the maintenance service
indicator yourself.
Within one second press knob 1
twice.
The maintenance service indicator display will appear for ten 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 maintenance
service deadline, you will need to subtract these days from the days shown
in the maintenance service indicator.
Do not confuse the maintenance service indicator with the engine oil level
indicator :.
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Switch ignition on and immediately
press knob 1 twice within
one second.
The present status for days or distance
is displayed.
왘
Within ten seconds turn the key in
steering lock to position 0 (컄 page 33).
왘
Press and hold knob 1 while switching the ignition on.
The present status for days or distance
is displayed once more.
Operation
Maintenance
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Continue to hold knob 1.
After approximately ten seconds a signal sounds, and the display shows the
distance to the next maintenance service due for approximately
ten seconds.
왘
Release knob 1.
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If the maintenance service indicator
was inadvertently reset, have a
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center correct it.
Only reset if the proper maintenance
service has been performed. Resetting
the system without performing the
proper service as called for by the
maintenance service indicator will result in engine damage and/or other vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Cleaning and care of the 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.
While in operation, even while parked, your
vehicle is subjected to varying external influences which, if gone unchecked, can attack the paintwork as well as the
underbody and cause lasting damage.
Such damage is caused not only by extreme and varying climatic conditions, but
also by:
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 Light Truck Center.
Scratches, corrosive deposits, corrosion or
damage due to negligent or incorrect care
cannot always be removed or repaired with
the car-care products recommended here.
In such cases it is best to seek aid at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
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.
For more information, see the booklet
entitled “Vehicle Care Guide”.
Power washer
Paintwork, painted body components
When using a power washer for cleaning
the vehicle, always observe manufacturer’s operating instructions.
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.
!
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.
Tar stains
Quickly remove tar stains before they dry
and become more difficult to remove. A tar
remover is recommended.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Cleaner
should be applied if the paint surface
shows signs of dirt embedding (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. Use only a mild car wash
detergent, such as Mercedes-Benz
approved Car Shampoo.
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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.
Ornamental moldings
Rinse with clear water and thoroughly dry
with a chamois. Do not allow cleaning
agents to dry on the finish.
Headlamps, tail lamps, side markers,
turn signal lenses
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.
For regular cleaning and care of very dirty
chrome-plated parts, use a chrome cleaner.
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 only use 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 Parktronic* system
sensors
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and only use a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the sensor. Do not
attempt to wipe dirty sensors with a dry
cloth or sponge.
!
Fold the windshield wiper arms back
onto the windshield before turning the
key in the steering lock.
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.
Wiper blades
왘
Fold wiper arms forward.
Warning!
1 Parktronic* system sensors
왘
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water to clean the
sensors 1.
When using a steam cleaner or power
washer, aim nozzle only briefly from a minimum distance of 12 in (30 cm) at
sensors 1.
G
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove key from steering lock before cleaning
the wiper blades, otherwise the wiper motor
might suddenly turn on and cause injury.
왘
Clean the wiper blades inserts with a
clean cloth and detergent solution.
Window cleaning
왘
Fold wiper arms forward.
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove key from steering lock before cleaning
the windshield, otherwise the wiper motor
might suddenly turn on and cause injury.
왘
Use a window cleaning solution on all
glass surfaces.
An automotive glass cleaner is recommended.
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Operation
Vehicle care
!
Instrument cluster
Hard plastic trim items
Fold the windshield wiper arms back
onto the windshield before turning the
key in the steering lock.
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.
Pour Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto soft lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
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.
Light alloy wheels
Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care
should be used for regular cleaning of the
light alloy wheels.
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 instructions on container.
i
Only use acid-free cleaning materials.
Acid may cause corrosion or damage
the clear coat.
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Steering wheel and gear selector lever
Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly
or clean with Mercedes-Benz approved
Leather Care.
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.
Headliner and rear window shelf
Clean with soft bristle brush, or use a
dry-shampoo cleaner in case of excessive
dirt.
Seat belts
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.
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.
Operation
Vehicle care
Upholstery
MB Tex upholstery
Using aftermarket seat covers or wearing
clothing that has 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.
Pour Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto soft lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
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.
Plastic and rubber parts
Do not use oil or wax on these parts.
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.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Where will I find ...?
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Opening/closing in an emergency
Replacing key batteries
Replacing bulbs
Replacing wiper blades
Flat tire
Battery
Jump starting
Towing the vehicle
Fuses
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Lamps in instrument cluster
General information:
If a bulb in the instrument cluster fails to
come on during the bulb self-check when
switching on ignition, have it checked and
replaced if necessary.
Problem
Possible cause
Suggested solution
ABS has detected a malfunction and has
switched off. The BAS, ESP, and 4-ETS are
also switched off.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels may lock during hard braking
reducing steering capability.
The brake system is still functioning normally
but without ABS available.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
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The yellow ABS malfunction
indicator lamp comes on while
driving.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of an accident.
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts. The ABS has switched off.
When the voltage is above this value
again, the ABS is operational again.
왘
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If necessary, have the generator
(alternator) and the battery checked.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
7
Possible cause
The yellow indicator lamp comes A BabySmart
child seat is installed on the
on.
front passenger seat. The front passenger
front airbag is therefore switched off.
The system is malfunctioning when there is
no BabySmartTM child seat installed on the
front passenger seat.
7
Suggested solution
TM1
The yellow indicator lamp does The system is malfunctioning.
not light up with a BabySmartTM
child seat properly installed on
the front passenger seat.
왘
Have the system checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
왘
Make sure there is nothing between
seat cushion and child seat and check
installation of the child seat
(컄 page 67).
왘
If the light remains out, have the system checked as soon as possible by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Do not use the BabySmartTM restraint
to transport children on the front passenger seat until the system has been
repaired.
1
Baby SmartTM is trademark of Siemens Automotive Corp.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Possible cause
Suggested solution
There is insufficient brake fluid in the reservoir.
왘
Risk of accident! Carefully stop the
vehicle and notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Do not add brake fluid! This will not
solve the problem.
왘
Release the parking brake
(컄 page 48).
É
The red brake warning lamp
comes on while driving.
É
The red brake warning lamp
You are driving with the parking brake set.
comes on while driving and you
hear a warning sound.
Warning!
G
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. 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.
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!
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.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
É
-
¿
Possible cause
The red brake warning lamp
There is a malfunction in the Electronic Brake
comes on in addition to the yel- Proportioning (EBP) system.
low ABS indicator lamp and you
The enhanced braking effect is not available.
hear a warning sound.
The yellow BAS/ESP indicator
lamp comes on while driving.
The self-diagnosis has not been completed.
Suggested solution
왘
Have the system checked immediately at an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accidents.
The BAS/ESP indicator lamp will go out
after driving a short distance at more
than approx.12 mph (20 km/h).
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
¿
Possible cause
The yellow BAS/ESP malfunction indicator lamp comes on
while driving.
Suggested solution
The ESP is no longer synchronized following Synchronize the ESP:
a voltage supply interruption (e.g. battery dis- 왘 With vehicle stationary and the engine
connected or discharged).
running, turn the steering wheel
completely to the left and then to the
right.
If the BAS/ESP indicator lamp does not
go out:
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck 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 wheels hitting any objects, e.g.
a road curb.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
¿
¿
Possible cause
The yellow BAS/ESP malfunction indicator lamp comes on
while driving.
The yellow BAS/ESP malfunction indicator lamp comes on
while driving.
Suggested solution
The charging voltage has fallen below
When the voltage is above this value
10 volts. The BAS and the ESP have switched again, the BAS and ESP are operational
off.
again.
The BAS or the ESP is malfunctioning.
왘
If necessary, have the generator and
the battery checked.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Have the BAS/ESP checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions
increases the risk of an accident.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
?
±
Possible cause
(USA only)
The yellow engine malfunction There is a malfunction of:
(Canada only) indicator lamp comes on while 앫 The fuel management
driving.
system
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.
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Suggested solution
왘
Have the vehicle checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
An on-board diagnostic connector is
used by the service station to link the
vehicle to the shop diagnostics system. It allows the accurate identification of system malfunctions through
the readout of diagnostic trouble
codes. It is located in the front left area
of the footwell next to the parking
brake pedal.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
?
±
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The yellow engine malfunction A loss of pressure has been
왘 Check the fuel cap (컄 page 219).
indicator lamp comes on while detected in the fuel system.
If it is not closed properly:
(Canada only)
driving.
The fuel cap may not be closed
왘 Close the fuel cap.
properly or the fuel system
may be leaky.
If it is closed properly:
(USA only)
Your fuel tank is empty.
왘
Have the fuel system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
왘
After refuelling start the engine three
or four times in succession.
The limp-home mode is canceled. You do
not need to have your vehicle checked.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
/
Possible cause
왘
Stop as soon as possible and allow
the engine and coolant to cool down.
왘
Check the coolant level and add
coolant if necessary (컄 page 227).
If the warning lamp comes on frequently,
there is a leak in the cooling system.
왘
Have the cooling system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
The coolant level is too low.
왘
Stop as soon as possible and allow
the engine and coolant to cool down.
왘
Add coolant to prevent engine from
overheating (컄 page 227).
왘
If the coolant temperature is below
the red zone, immediately to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
The yellow coolant warning lamp The coolant is to hot.
comes on when the engine is
The coolant level is too low.
running.
The coolant temperature gauge is above
248°F (120°C).
Suggested solution
If the coolant level is correct, the electrical
radiator fan may be broken.
Avoid high engine loads (e.g. driving
uphill) and stop-and-go driving.
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Practical hints
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Warning!
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.
!
Do not ignore the coolant warning
lamps. Extended driving with the symbol displayed may cause serious engine
damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Do not drive without sufficient amount
of coolant. The engine will overheat,
causing major engine damage.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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 can be seriously burned.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
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v
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The yellow 4-ETS/ESP warning
lamp comes on steady while
driving.
The ESP is deactivated.
왘
The yellow 4-ETS/ESP warning
lamp flashes while driving.
The ESP or 4-ETS has come into operation
because of detected traction loss in at least
one tire.
Switch the ESP back on (컄 page 82).
Risk of accident!
If the ESP cannot be switched back on,
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevail- have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center
ing road and weather conditions.
as soon as possible.
왘
During take-off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
왘
While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
왘
Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road and weather conditions.
왘
Do not deactivate the ESP.
Exceptions: (컄 page 81).
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accidents.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Possible cause
Suggested solution
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The yellow ETS malfunction indi- 4-ETS has switched off to prevent overheat- As soon as the brakes have cooled off,
cator lamp comes on while the ing of the brakes. Also see 4-ETS/ESP warn- 4-ETS switches on again.
4-ETS/ESP warning lamp v ing lamp (컄 page 258).
The indicator lamp goes out.
flashes.
4-ETS is malfunctioning and has switched off. 왘 Have the 4-ETS checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center as soon as possible.
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The yellow LOW RANGE indicator The gear selection conditions have not been
lamp flashes after one or more adhered to.
switching conditions.
왘
ê
The yellow LOW RANGE indicator LOW RANGE mode is malfunctioning.
lamp flashes after switching the
ignition on.
Have the LOW RANGE mode checked at
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
The yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp comes on while
driving.
왘
Refuel at the next gas station
(컄 page 219).
왘
Check the fuel cap (컄 page 219).
The fuel level has gone below the reserve
mark.
The yellow fuel tank reserve
The fuel cap is not closed tightly.
warning lamp flashes when leaving the engine running.
Repeat the gear selection process
(컄 page 127).
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
:
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The yellow warning lamp flashes The engine oil level has sunk to the minimum
after starting the engine or while level. If the engine oil level continues to sink,
driving.
the warning lamp will light up.
왘
Add approved oil at the next gas
station (컄 page 314).
왘
If oil loss is visible on the engine, have
the malfunction corrected as soon as
possible at a Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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The red indicator lamp does not The adjustable telescoping steering column
go out after starting the engine. is not properly locked.
왘
Lock the adjustable steering column
(컄 page 40).
‡
The green front fog lamp indica- The front fog lamps are switched on.
tor lamp lights up when ignition
is turned on.
왘
Fog lamps (컄 page 111).
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The red seat belt telltale
illuminates for a brief period
after starting the engine.
왘
Fasten your seat belt (컄 page 64).
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The telltale reminds you to fasten seat belts.
The yellow low washer system There is approximately 1.3 US qt. (1.25 l) of
fluid level lamp comes on after washer fluid remaining in the reservoir.
starting the engine or while driv- The washer fluid may have frozen.
ing.
The telltale goes out.
왘
Add washer fluid (컄 page 230).
왘
Move the vehicle to a warmer environment so that the washer fluid will
thaw.
왘
Correct the concentration level after
the washer fluid in the reservoir
thaws.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
#
The red charge indicator lamp
comes on when the engine is
running.
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The battery is no longer charging.
왘
Possible causes:
앫
alternator malfunctioning
앫
broken poly-V-belt
Stop immediately and check the
poly-V-belt.
If it is broken
왘
Do not continue to drive, before the
poly-V-belt is replaced.
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
2
The yellow brake indicator lamp The brake pads are worn down.
comes on during braking or after
starting the engine.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center.
!
Brake pad thickness must be visually
checked by a qualified technician at the
intervals specified in the Maintenance
Booklet.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
1
Possible cause
The red SRS indicator lamp lights There is a malfunction in the restraint sysup while driving.
tems. The airbags or emergency tensioning
device (ETDs) could deploy unexpectedly or
fail to activate in an accident.
Warning!
G
In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center immediately to have the system checked, otherwise
the SRS may not be activated when needed
in an accident, which could result in serious
or fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could result in
an accident/or injury to you or to others.
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Suggested solution
왘
Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Additional indicators in the speedometer display
Display
Possible cause
Suggested solution
9
Perform minor service (A) (컄 page 237).
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center to perform service.
´
Perform major service (B) (컄 page 237).
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center to perform service.
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The immobilizer is not operational.
왘
Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center or
call 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the
USA), or 1-800-387-0100 (in Canada).
The StArt message comes on in
addition to the Error message.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
First aid kit
i
Check expiration dates and contents
for completeness at least once a year
and replace missing/expired items.
Vehicle tool kit
The vehicle tool kit is stored in the cargo
compartment behind the right trim panel.
The first aid kit is stored in the liftgate.
3 Screw
4 Vehicle jack with tool kit
1 Handles
2 Panel
왘
왘
Open and fold down panel 1.
The first aid kit can be removed.
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왘
Turn handles 1 90° in direction of
arrows.
Fold down the panel 2.
왘
Turn screw 3 counterclockwise.
왘
Remove vehicle jack.
Vehicles with CD-changer*
(컄 page 265).
The jack is exclusively designed for lifting
the vehicle during a wheel change. Always
lower the vehicle on sufficient capacity
jackstands before working under the vehicle.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Vehicle jack
Please also observe the safety guidelines
in the “Flat tire” section (컄 page 284)
when using the jack.
Warning!
1 Vehicle jack
2 Wheel bolt wrench
3 Screwdriver
4 Interchangeable slot
Screwdriver 3 is placed inside the wheelbolt wrench handle.
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use, especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface.
Make sure that the jack arm is fully seated
in the jack take-up bracket. Always lower
the vehicle onto sufficient capacity jackstands before working under the vehicle.
Vehicle with CD-changer*
To access the vehicle tool kit, swing the
CD-changer out of the panel.
1 Screw
2 CD-changer
왘
Turn screw 1 counterclockwise.
왘
Swing the CD-changer 2 out of the
panel.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Removing spare wheel
Spare wheel (space-saver tire)
Use the spare wheel only temporarily,
while observing the following restrictions:
앫
Do not exceed vehicle speed of
50 mph (80 km/h).
앫
Drive to the nearest repair facility to
have the flat tire repaired or replaced
as appropriate.
앫
Warning!
G
Exercise care when removing or installing
spare wheel to prevent personal injury.
The spare wheel is located behind the rear
bumper.
2 Screw
3 Spare wheel carrier
4 Lever
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.
i
Please comply with the instructions for
“Mounting the spare wheel”
(컄 page 284).
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왘
Turn screw 2 counterclockwise using
the wrench (컄 page 265).
Screw 2 remains in spare wheel
carrier 3.
왘
Lift spare wheel carrier slightly and
push lever 4 to the right using screwdriver (컄 page 264).
왘
Swing spare wheel carrier 3 down and
pull it out from under the bumper.
1 Cover
왘
Hold left and right side of cover 1 and
pull away from bumper.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
!
When storing the space-saver spare
wheel in its holder, secure it using the
bayonet lock.
5 Bayonet lock
왘
Turn the bayonet lock 5 90° to the
left.
왘
Pull off bayonet lock 5.
왘
Remove the spare wheel cover and the
spare wheel.
왘
Store bayonet lock 5 and spare wheel
cover in cargo compartment.
왘
Replace the spare wheel carrier and secure it in place.
왘
Install cover 1 to the bumper.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the vehicle
Remote control with folding key
Unlocking the driver’s door
1 Release button
1 Unlocking
왘
Press release button 1 on the remote
control.
왘
Insert the key into the driver’s door
lock until it stops.
The key folds out.
왘
Turn the key counterclockwise to
position 1.
If you are unable to unlock the driver’s
door using the remote control, open the
door using the folding key.
i
Unlocking the driver’s door with the
folding key will trigger the anti-theft
alarm system.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the
following:
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
remote control.
앫
Insert the key in the steering lock.
The driver’s door is unlocked.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Locking the vehicle
Fuel filler flap
If you are unable to lock the vehicle with
the remote control, lock it with the folding
key as follows:
왘
Close the passenger doors and the liftgate.
왘
Press the upper part of the central
locking switch in the cockpit
(컄 page 93).
왘
Check to see whether the locking
knobs on the passenger doors have
moved down. If necessary push them
down manually.
왘
Lock the liftgate if necessary from inside (컄 page 91).
Except for the driver’s door, the vehicle
should now be locked.
1 Locking
왘
Insert the key into the driver’s door
lock until it stops.
1 Cover
2 Lock rod
왘
Turn the key clockwise to position 1.
왘
Open the liftgate.
The driver’s door is locked.
왘
Open cover 1 in cargo compartment
behind the left trim panel.
왘
Turn lock rod 2 clockwise (arrow) to
the end stop.
The fuel filler flap can now be opened.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Manually unlocking the transmission
gear selector lever
In the case of power failure the transmission gear selector lever can be manually
unlocked, e.g. to tow the vehicle.
왘
Insert a pin 1, e.g. ball point pen, into
the covered opening below the
position D of the shift pattern.
왘
Perform the following two steps simultaneously:
왘
왘
Push the pin down.
왘
Move gear selector lever from
position P.
Remove pin 1.
The cover returns to its closed position
after moving the gear selector lever to
position D.
i
1 Pin
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The gear selector lever is locked again
when moving it to position P.
Practical hints
Opening/closing in an emergency
왔 Opening/closing in an emergency
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
You can open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof manually should an electrical
malfunction occur.
왘
Take crank 2 out of the Operator’s
Manual pouch.
왘
Insert crank 2 through hole 1.
i
The tilt/sliding sunroof drive is located behind cover 3 between the front interior
lamps.
Push crank 2 upward while turning to
disengage the electric motor.
왘
왘
Turn crank 2 clockwise to:
앫
slide sunroof closed
앫
raise sunroof at the rear
Turn crank 2 counterclockwise to:
앫
slide sunroof open
앫
lower sunroof at the rear
i
1 Hexagon drive hole
2 Crank
3 Cover
왘
Remove the key from the steering lock.
왘
Pry off cover 3 using a flat blade
srewdriver.
Turn crank 2 slowly and smoothy.
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be synchronized if it has been operated manually (컄 page 152).
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Practical hints
Replacing key batteries
If the batteries in the remote control are
discharged, the vehicle can no longer be
locked or unlocked. It is recommended to
have the batteries replaced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Warning!
G
Keep the batteries out of reach of children.
If a battery is swallowed, seek medical help
immediately.
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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 replacing batteries, always
replace both batteries.
The required replacement batteries are
available at any Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Practical hints
Replacing key batteries
Synchronizing remote control
Remote control
Replacement batteries: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
왘
Turn key in steering lock to position 2
(컄 page 33), then to position 0 and remove.
왘
Within ten seconds, push and hold
button ‹ while pushing
button Πfive times.
왘
Release the button, and press ‹,
Œ or Š once.
i
When inserting the batteries, make
sure they are clean and free of lint.
1 Release button
2 Battery cover
왘
Unfold the key by pressing release
button 1.
왘
Pull off battery cover 2 in direction of
arrow.
왘
Remove the batteries.
왘
Using a lint-free cloth, insert new batteries under the contact spring with the
plus (+) side facing up.
왘
Press battery cover 2 onto housing
until locked in place.
왘
Push each button to assure proper operation of the remote control.
The remote control is resynchronized.
왘
Recheck all of the remote control functions.
i
If it is not possible to resynchronize the
remote control, have the system
checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
If remote control does not function correctly after replacing the batteries, the
system may have to be resynchronized.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Front lamps
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.
Lamp
i
Backup bulbs will be brought into use
when the following lamps malfunction:
Turn signal lamps
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
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1 Front Fog lamp
H8 (35 W)
2 High beam
H7 (55 W)
Parking, standing lamp 5 W 5
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for
headlamp adjustment.
앫
Type
1
i
If the headlamps or front fog lamps are
fogged up on the inside as a result of
high humidity, driving the vehicle a distance with the lights on should clear up
the fogging.
3 Low beam1
H7 (55 W)
Xenon*:
D2S-35 W
4 Turn signal and side
marker lamp
1157 NA
(32/3 cp
bulb)
5 Additional turn signal
lamp
LED
Vehicles with Xenon* headlamps: Do not replace
the Xenon bulbs yourself. See your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Rear lamps
Warning!
Lamp
G
Type
Notes on bulb replacement
앫
Only use 12 volt bulbs of the same type
and with the specified watt rating.
6 Brake lamp
1073
(32 cp bulb)
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot.
Allow the lamp to cool down before changing a bulb.
앫
7 Backup lamp
1073
(32 cp bulb)
Switch lights off before changing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
Keep bulbs out of reach of children.
앫
8 Turn signal lamp
PY 21 W
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas.
A bulb can explode if you:
Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
handling bulbs.
9 Side marker lamp
W5W
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 Light Truck Center.
a Tail, parking, standing P 21/4 W
lamp, rear fog lamp
(only driver’s side)
b High mounted brake
lamp
1073
(32 cp bulb)
c License plate lamps
C5W
앫
touch or move it when hot
앫
drop the bulb
앫
scratch the bulb
Wear eye and hand protection.
Because of high voltage in Xenon lamps, it is
dangerous to replace the bulb or repair the
lamp and its components. We recommend
that you have such work done by a qualified
technician.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Have the LEDs and bulbs for the following
lamps replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center:
앫
Additional turn signals in the exterior
rear view mirrors
앫
Xenon*-lamps
앫
Front fog lamps (vehicles with sport
package*)
앫
High mounted brake lamp (only vehicles with an exterior spare-wheel
rack*)
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a
front lamp, do the following first:
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position D (컄 page 107).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 222).
Replacing low beam bulbs
2 Electrical connector
Bi-Xenon* headlamp
Warning!
1 Low beam halogen or Bi-Xenon* housing cover with locking tab
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Do not remove the cover 1 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.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Low beam halogen headlamp
왘
Press down the tab on top end of housing cover 1 and remove it in direction
of arrow.
왘
Pull electrical connector 2 off.
왘
Unclip the retainer spring on the bulb
socket and take out of the bulb.
왘
Insert the new bulb so that its socket
locates in the recess of the lamp housing.
왘
Clip on the retainer spring.
왘
Plug electrical connector 2 onto the
bulb.
왘
Align housing cover 1 and press until
it engages.
High beam halogen bulb (vehicles with
halogen bulbs: high beam and high
beam flasher; vehicles with Xenon*
headlamps: high beam flasher only),
parking and standing lamp
1 Housing cover for high beam halogen
bulb (vehicles with halogen bulbs: high
beam and high beam flasher; vehicles
with Xenon* headlamps: high beam
flasher only), parking and standing
lamp
2 Electrical connector for high beam
halogen bulb (vehicles with halogen
bulbs: high beam and high beam flasher; vehicles with Xenon* headlamps:
high beam flasher only)
3 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp bulb
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
High beam halogen bulb (vehicles with
halogen bulbs: high beam and high
beam flasher; vehicles with Xenon*
headlamps: high beam flasher only)
왘
Turn housing cover 1 counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Pull electrical connector 2 off.
왘
Unclip the retainer spring on the bulb
socket and take out the bulb.
왘
Insert the new bulb so that its socket
locates in the recess of the lamp housing.
왘
Clip on the retainer spring.
왘
Plug electrical connector 2 onto the
bulb.
왘
Align housing cover 1 and turn it
clockwise.
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Parking/standing lamp bulb
Turn signal bulb/side marker bulb
왘
Turn housing cover 1 counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Pull out bulb socket 3 with the bulb.
왘
Press gently onto the bulb and turn
counterclockwise out of bulb
socket 3.
왘
Press the new bulb gently into bulb
socket 3 and turn clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Press bulb socket 3 back into the
lamp.
왘
Twist bulb socket 1 counterclockwise
and pull out.
왘
Align housing cover 1 and turn it
clockwise.
왘
Push bulb into socket, turn counterclockwise and remove.
왘
Insert new bulb in socket, push in and
twist clockwise.
왘
Reinstall the bulb socket 1.
1 Bulb socket
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Front fog lamp
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a rear
lamp, do the following first:
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position D (컄 page 107).
Tail lamp unit
1 Front fog lamp
2 Bulb socket of front fog lamp bulb
3 Tabs
왘
왘
Turn bulb socket 2 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Insert new bulb socket 2 with the bulb
into the lamp and turn it clockwise.
왘
Reinstall front fog lamp 1 into the
bumper.
Use a suitable object (e.g. screwdriver)
to press on the release lever behind the
front panel.
Front fog lamp 1 releases.
왘
Pull front fog lamp 1 out of the
bumper.
Let tabs 3 engage in the bumper.
1 Hexagon cap nut (with washer)
2 Rear fog lamp (only driver’s side), tail
lamp, parking and standing lamp
3 Side marker lamp
4 Turn signal lamp
5 Backup lamp
6 Brake lamp
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컄컄
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
컄컄
왘
Open the liftgate.
Rear side marker
왘
Remove hexagon cap nuts 1 with
washers on them.
왘
Open the liftgate.
왘
왘
Remove tail lamp unit.
Remove hexagon cap nuts 1 with
washers on them.
왘
Press tabs 7 together.
왘
Remove tail lamp unit.
왘
Remove the bulb carrier.
왘
왘
Press gently onto the respective bulb
and turn counterclockwise out of its
bulb socket.
Turn bulb socket 8 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 8.
왘
Press the new bulb into bulb socket 8.
왘
Insert bulb socket 8 back into the
lamp and turn it clockwise.
왘
Insert the tail lamp unit in the body,
lower edge first.
7 Tab
왘
Press the new bulb gently into its bulb
socket and turn clockwise until it engages.
왘
Reinstall the bulb carrier.
Let tabs 7 engage.
왘
Insert the tail lamp unit in the body,
lower edge first.
Let the tail lamp unit engage.
8 Bulb socket for rear side marker lamp
bulb
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왘
Retighten hexagon cap nuts 1 with
washers on them.
Let the tail lamp unit engage.
왘
Retighten hexagon cap nuts 1 with
washers on them.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
License plate lamp
High mounted brake lamp
1 License plate lamp
2 Screw
1 Cover
2 Tab
왘
Loosen both screws 2.
왘
왘
Remove license plate lamp 1.
Press gently on both sides of cover 1
in direction of arrows.
왘
Replace the tubular bulb.
왘
Fold it backwards and remove.
왘
Reinstall license plate lamp 1.
왘
Press tab 2 on the reflector and remove it.
왘
Retighten screws 2.
왘
Press gently onto the bulb and turn
counterclockwise out of the bulb socket.
왘
Press the new bulb gently into the bulb
socket and turn clockwise until it engages.
왘
Reinstall the reflector on the left side
first and let it engage on the right side.
왘
Align cover 1 with its tabs in the slots
and press gently onto cover 1 until it
engages.
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Vehicles with an exterior spare-wheel
rack*:
You cannot replace the LEDs of the
high mounted brake light with an exterior spare-wheel rack installed. Have
therefore the high mounted brake light
checked and, if necessary, the LEDs replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Adjusting headlamp aim
왘
Park the vehicle on a level surface
25 feet (7.6 m) from a vertical test
screen or wall.
왘
Switch the headlamps on
(컄 page 107).
If the beam does not show a beam pattern
as indicated in the figure left, then follow
the steps below:
왘
Open hood (컄 page 222).
screw 2: 0.50° pitch
screw 3: 0.67° pitch
If it is not possible to obtain a proper
headlamp adjustment, have the system
checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
High beam adjustments simultaneously aim the low beam.
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Graduations:
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Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. To check and readjust a headlamp, follow the steps described:
Always turn adjustment screws 2
and 3 simultaneously for vertical adjustment until the headlamp is adjusted as shown 1. Turn clockwise for
upward movement and counterclockwise for downward movement.
The left and right headlamps must be adjusted individually.
V Vertical centerline
H Headlamp mounting high, measured
from the center
Vehicle should have a normal trunk
load.
왘
2 Headlamp vertical adjustment screw
3 Headlamp vertical adjustment screw
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
왔 Replacing wiper blades
Removing
Warning!
왘
Press safety tab down 2.
!
왘
Push wiper blade downward 1 and
remove.
Never open the hood when the wiper
arms are folded forward.
G
For safety reasons, remove key from steering lock before replacing a wiper blade. Otherwise the motor could suddenly turn on and
cause injury.
왘
Fold the wiper arm forward.
왘
Turn wiper blade at a right angle to wiper arm.
Installing
왘
Slide the wiper blade into end of wiper
arm until it locks in place.
왘
Fold the wiper arm back 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.
1 Wiper blade
2 Safety tab
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Mounting the spare wheel
Warning!
G
Preparing the vehicle
Lifting the vehicle
왘
Park the vehicle as far as possible from
moving traffic on a hard surface.
왘
왘
Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
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
Engage the steering wheel lock in the
straight ahead position.
The spare wheel is for temporary use only.
When driving with spare wheel mounted,
make sure proper tire pressure and do not
exceed vehicle speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center as soon as possible to have the
spare wheel replaced with a regular road
wheel.
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
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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.
왘
Set the parking brake.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to P.
왘
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
왘
Place chocks on the downhill side
blocking both wheels of the other axle.
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왘
Take the two-piece wheel wrench and
the jack out of the rear cargo compartment (컄 page 264). Assemble wheel
wrench.
Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
왘
Take the spare wheel out of its carrier
(컄 page 266).
When changing wheel on a hill:
Practical hints
Flat tire
Warning!
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use, especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface. Make sure that the jack
arm is fully seated in the jack take-up bracket. Always lower the vehicle onto sufficient
capacity jackstands before working under
the vehicle.
왘
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts
(approximately one full turn with
wrench).
The jack take-up brackets are located directly behind the front wheel housings and
in front of the rear wheel housings.
!
Do not position the jack on the body of
the vehicle, as this may cause damage
to the vehicle.
1 Take-up bracket
2 Jack
왘
Place jack on firm ground.
왘
Position jack 2 under the take-up
bracket 1 so that it is always vertical
(plumb-line) as seen from the side,
even if the vehicle is parked on an incline.
왘
Jack up the vehicle until the wheel is a
maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) from the
ground. Never start engine while vehicle is raised.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Removing the wheel
!
왘
Unscrew and remove all wheel bolts.
왘
Remove the remaining bolts.
To avoid paint damage, place wheel flat
against hub and hold it there while installing first wheel bolt.
!
왘
Do not place wheel bolts in sand or dirt.
This could result in damage to the bolt
and wheel hub threads.
Warning!
Grip the wheel from the sides and remove it.
Never apply oil or grease to wheel bolts.
Mounting the new wheel
왘
Clean contact surfaces of wheel and
wheel hub.
왘
Install spare wheel on wheel hub.
왘
Insert wheel bolts and tighten them
slightly.
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G
Always replace wheel bolts that are
damaged or rusted.
Damaged wheel hub threads should be
repaired immediately. Do not continue to
drive under these circumstances! Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center or call Roadside Assistance.
Incorrect wheel bolts or improperly tightened wheel bolts can cause the wheel to
come off. This could cause an accident.
Make sure to use the correct wheel bolts.
Warning!
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
Lower vehicle by turning crank counterclockwise until vehicle is resting fully on its own weight.
왘
Remove the jack.
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).
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
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The removed road wheel cannot be
stored in the spare wheel carrier, but
should be transported in the rear cargo
compartment wrapped in a protective
cover supplied with the vehicle.
The protective cover is located in the
rear cargo compartment behind the
cover in the right side trim panel.
Store jack and tool kit.
1-5 Wheel bolts
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Practical hints
Battery
The battery is located on the passenger
side of the engine compartment.
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injury or death.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 228).
1 Negative terminal
2 Positive terminal
!
Never loosen or detach battery terminal clamps while the engine is running
or the key is in the steering lock. Otherwise the alternator and other electronic
components could be severely damaged.
Never lean over batteries while connecting,
you might get injured.
Have the battery checked regularly by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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.
Refer to Maintenance Booklet for maintenance intervals or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center for further information.
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.
Warning!
G
Do not place metal objects on the battery as
this could result in a short circuit.
Use leak-proof battery only to avoid the risk
of acid burns in the event of an accident.
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Practical hints
Battery
Disconnecting the battery
Warning!
G
With a disconnected battery
Removing the battery
Reconnecting the battery
왘
Remove the screw securing the
battery.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
왘
Remove the battery support and
bracket.
Connect the positive lead and fasten its
cover.
왘
Connect the negative lead.
Take out the battery.
앫
you will no longer be able to turn the key
in the steering lock
왘
앫
the gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P
Charging and reinstalling the battery
!
G
왘
Depress parking brake firmly or move
gear selector lever to position P.
Warning!
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Remove key from the steering lock.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 222).
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.
왘
Disconnect the battery negative lead.
왘
Remove the cover from the positive terminal.
왘
Disconnect the battery positive lead.
왘
Charge battery in accordance with the
instructions of the battery charger
manufacturer.
왘
Reinstall the charged battery. Follow
the previously described steps in reverse order.
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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Practical hints
Battery
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The following procedures must be carried out following any interruption of
battery power (e.g. due to reconnection):
앫
Set the clock (컄 page 119).
앫
Set the date in trip computer
(컄 page 189).
앫
Calibrate the compass
(컄 page 191).
앫
Resynchronize the ESP
(컄 page 252).
앫
Resynchronize side power windows
(컄 page 148).
앫
Resynchronize tilt/sliding
sunroof*(컄 page 152).
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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 jump start from batteries with the
same voltage rating (12 V). 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 the jumper cables
are not on or near pulleys, fans, or other parts that move when the engine is
started or running.
!
Avoid repeated and lengthy starting attempts.
Do not attempt to start the engine
using a battery quick charge unit.
If engine does not run after several
unsuccessful starting attempts, have it
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Excessive unburned fuel generated by
repeated failed starting attempts may
damage the catalytic 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.
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Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
G
Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 228).
The battery is located on the passenger
side of the engine compartment.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
1 Positive terminal of charged battery
2 Negative terminal of charged battery
3 Negative terminal of discharged
battery
4 Positive terminal of discharged battery
왘
Apply parking brake.
왘
왘
Shift gear selector lever to position P.
왘
Open the hood.
왘
Make sure the two vehicles do not
touch.
Connect positive terminals 1 and 4
of the batteries with the jumper cable.
Clamp cable to positive terminal 1 of
charged battery first.
!
Never invert the terminal connections!
왘
Start engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
왘
Connect negative terminals 2 and 3
of the batteries with the jumper cable.
Clamp cable to negative terminal 2 of
charged battery first.
왘
Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
Now you can turn on the electrical
consumers. Do not turn on the lights under
any circumstances.
왘
Remove the jumper cables first from
the negative terminals 3 and 2 and
then from positive terminals 4
and 1.
You can now turn on the lights.
왘
Have the battery checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center.
!
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
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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 key in steering lock turned
to position 0.
Do not tow with sling-type equipment.
Towing with sling-type equipment over
bumpy roads will damage radiator and
supports.
To prevent damage during transport,
do not tie down vehicle by its chassis or
suspension parts. Use the towing eyes.
Switch off the ESP (컄 page 81),
tow-away alarm (컄 page 85) and the
automatic central locking (컄 page 93).
When circumstances do not permit the
recommended towing methods, the
vehicle may be towed with all wheels on
the ground only so far as necessary to have
the vehicle moved to a safe location where
the recommended towing methods can be
employed.
!
To be certain to avoid additional damage to the vehicle powertrain, however
you should observe the following:
앫
!
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, the gear selector lever
must be in position N and the key must
be in steering lock position 2.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, the vehicle may be
towed only for distances up to 30 miles
(50 km) and at a speed not to exceed
30 mph (50 km/h).
If the vehicle is towed with the front
axle raised (observe instructions regarding flexible drive shaft), the engine
must be shut off (key in steering lock
position 1). Otherwise, the 4-ETS may
become engaged which may cause loss
of towing control.
앫
앫
With damage to the front axle
앫
raise front axle
앫
remove flexible drive shaft between rear axle and transfer
case
With damage to the rear axle
앫
raise rear axle
앫
tow vehicle with wheel lift or
dolly placed under front wheels
With damage to the transfer case
앫
remove flexible drive shaft to
the drive axles
Always install new self-locking nuts
when reinstalling flexible drive shaft.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Warning!
G
If circumstances require towing the vehicle
with all wheels on the ground, always tow
with a tow bar if:
앫
the engine will not run
앫
there is a malfunction in the power supply or in the vehicle’s electrical system
Prior to towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground, make sure the key is in steering
lock position 2.
If the key is left in steering lock 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
key from steering lock 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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To signal turns while being towed with
hazard warning flasher in use, turn key
in steering lock to position 2 and activate combination switch for left or right
turn signal in usual manner – only the
selected turn signal will operate.
Upon canceling the turn signal, the
hazard warning flasher will operate
again.
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The vehicle cannot be started via
tow-start.
i
If the battery is disconnected or discharged, the gear selector lever will remain locked in position P and the key
will not turn in the steering lock. For
more information, see “Battery”
(컄 page 272) and “Jump starting”
(컄 page 291).
For information on manual unlocking
transmission gear selector lever, see
(컄 page 270).
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
!
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, note the following:
The rear towing eye is located behind the
right side cover in the bumper panel.
Front towing eye
The front towing eye is located on the
passenger side below the bumper.
With the automatic central locking
activated and the key in steering lock
position 2, the vehicle doors lock if the
left front wheel is turning at vehicle
speeds of approx. 9 mph (15 km/h) or
more.
To prevent the vehicle doors from
locking, deactivate the automatic
central locking (컄 page 93).
Towing of the vehicle should only be
done using the towing eye. Never
attach tow cable, tow rope or tow rod
to vehicle chassis, frame or suspension
parts.
1 Cover
2 Towing eye
1 Towing eye
To remove cover:
왘
Rear towing eye
Warning!
G
In order to avoid possible serious burns or
injury, use extreme caution when removing
the cover, because the rear exhaust pipe is
extremely hot.
Pry out the cover 1 using a flat blade
screwdriver (컄 page 264).
To reinstall cover:
왘
Engage cover at bottom and press in
top securely.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Stranded vehicle
Freeing a stranded vehicle, on which the
wheels are dug into sand or mud, should
be done with the greatest of care, especially if the vehicle is heavily loaded.
Avoid pulling the vehicle jerkily or diagonally, since it could result in damage to the
chassis alignment.
Vehicles with sport package*
1 Cover
2 Towing eye
To remove cover:
왘
Grip cover 1 at bottom and securely
pull out.
To reinstall cover:
왘
Engage cover and press in securely.
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Never try to free a vehicle that is still coupled to a trailer.
If possible, a vehicle equipped with trailer
hitch receiver should be pulled backward
in its own previously made tracks.
Practical hints
Fuses
왔 Fuses
The electrical fuses in your vehicle serve to
stop the supply of electricity to a device
that is malfunctioning. This helps to
prevent damage to the other vehicle
electronics.
The following aids are available to help you
change fuses (컄 page 298):
Warning!
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Only use fuses approved for Mercedes-Benz
with the specified amperage for the system
in question. Otherwise, a short circuit could
result and cause a fire.
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Fuse chart
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!
Spare fuses
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Fuse extractor
Only install fuses that have been tested
and approved by Mercedes-Benz and
that have the specified amperage
rating.
The electrical fuses are located in different
fuse boxes:
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Main fuse box in engine compartment
(컄 page 298)
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Fuse box in front passenger footwell
(컄 page 299)
Otherwise, electrical parts or systems
could be damaged.
Never attempt to repair or bridge a
blown fuse. Have the cause determined
and remedied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
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Practical hints
Fuses
Aids for changing fuses
Main fuse box
Fuse chart
The main fuse box is located in the engine
compartment on the driver’s side.
A chart explaining fuse allocation and fuse
amperages can be found in the main fuse
box in the engine compartment
(컄 page 298).
Spare fuses
Spare fuses are found in the main fuse box
in the engine compartment (컄 page 298).
Fuse extractor
The fuse extractor is found in the main fuse
box in the engine compartment
(컄 page 298).
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1 Clamps
2 Main fuse box cover
Removing/installing main fuse box
cover
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Opening the hood.
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Release clamps 1.
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Lift fuse box cover 2 up.
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Install main fuse box cover in reverse
order.
3 Fuse chart
4 Fuse extractor
5 Spare fuses
Practical hints
Fuses
Fuse box in front passenger footwell
The fuse box is located in the front
passenger compartment.
Removing/installing cover
왘
Open passenger-side door.
왘
Turn both locks 1
90° counterclockwise.
왘
Remove cover 2 in direction of arrow.
왘
Install cover 2 in reverse order.
1 Lock
2 Cover
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Technical data
Parts service
Warranty coverage
Identification labels
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Engine
Rims and tires
Electrical system
Main Dimensions
Weights
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Consumer information
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Technical data
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 parts for
Mercedes-Benz models are available.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts are subjected to stringent quality inspections. Each
part has been specifically developed, manufactured or selected for and adapted to
Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Therefore, genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
should be installed.
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!
The use of non-genuine Mercedes-Benz
parts and accessories not authorized
by Mercedes-Benz could damage the
vehicle, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty, or
could compromise the vehicle’s
durability or safety.
Technical data
Warranty coverage
왔 Warranty coverage
Your vehicle is covered under the terms of
the warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information booklet. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will exchange or repair any defective parts originally installed on the vehicle
in accordance with the terms of the following warranties:
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New Vehicle Limited Warranty
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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 Systems
Warranty
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Parts and
Accessories warranties, copies of which
are available at any Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information booklet, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center arrange
for a replacement. It will be mailed to you.
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Technical data
Identification labels
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When ordering parts, please specify
vehicle identification and engine numbers.
1 Certification label (includes Paintwork
code)
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2 Engine number (engraved on engine)
3 VIN, visible (lower edge of windshield)
4 Emission control information label,
includes both federal and California
certification exhaust emission standards
5 Vacuum line routing diagram label for
emission control system
Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
왔 Layout of poly-V-belt drive
1 Automatic belt tensioner
2 Power steering pump
3 Air conditioning compressor
4 Crankshaft
5 Coolant pump
6 Generator (alternator)
7 Idler pulley
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Technical data
Engine
Model
ML 350 (163.1571)
ML 500 (163.175)1
Engine
112
113
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
6
8
Bore
3.81 in (97.00 mm)
3.81 in (97.00 mm)
Stroke
3.31 in (84.00 mm)
3.31 in (84.00 mm)
3
Total piston displacement
227 cu in (3724 cm )
303 cu in (4966 cm3)
Compression ratio
10:1
10:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
232 hp/5750 rpm
(173 kW/5750 rpm)
288 hp/5600 rpm 2
(215 kW/5600 rpm)
Maximum torque acc. to SAE J 1349
254 lb-ft/3000-4500 rpm
(345 Nm/3000-4500 rpm)
325 lb-ft/2700 rpm
(440 Nm/2700 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
6000 rpm
6000 rpm
Firing order
1-4-3-6-2-5
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Poly-V-belt
2370 mm
2370 mm
1
2
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special
equipment.
2
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
왔 Rims and tires
Only use 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
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increased fuel consumption
!
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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 Light Truck Center. A
tire inflation pressure table is located
on the fuel filler cap 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.
Rims and tires
Model
ML 350
ML 500
Rims (light alloy)
8 J x 17 H2
8 1/2 J x 17 H2
Wheel offset
2.0 in (52 mm)
2.0 in (52 mm)
All-season tires (radial-ply tires)
255/60 R17 106 H
275/55 R17 109 V
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Rims* (light alloy)
8 /2 J x 17 H2
8 1/2 J x 17 H2
Wheel offset*
1.85 in (47 mm)
1.85 in (47 mm)
All-season tires (radial-ply tires)*
275/55 R17 109 V
275/55 R17 109 V
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Spare wheel
Model
ML 350, ML 500
Rim
4 Jx18 H2 ET0
Wheel offset
0 in (0 mm)
Space-saver tire
T155/90 D18 113M1
1
Must not be used with snow chains.
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Technical data
Electrical system
왔 Electrical system
Model
ML 350
ML 500
Generator (alternator)
14 V/120 A
14 V/150 A
Starter motor
12 V/1.7 kW
12 V/1.7 kW
Battery
12 V/100 Ah
12 V/100 Ah
Spark plugs
Bosch F 8 DPP332
Bosch F 8 DPER
Bosch F 8 DPP332
Bosch F 8 DPER
Electrode gap
0.039 in (1.0 mm)
0.039 in (1.0 mm)
Tightening torque
15 – 22 lb-ft (20 – 30 Nm)
15 – 22 lb-ft (20 – 30 Nm)
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Technical data
Main Dimensions
Model
ML 350, ML 500
Overall vehicle length
182.6 in (4638 mm)
Overall vehicle width
83.7 in (2126 mm)
Overall vehicle height
71.7 in (1820 mm)
Wheelbase
111.0 in (2820 mm)
Track, front
61.2 in (1555 mm)
Track, rear
61.2 in (1555 mm)
Ground clearance
8.03 in (204 mm)
Turning radius
468.5 in (11.9 m)
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Technical data
Weights
왔 Weights
Roof load max.
220 lb (100 kg)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Capacities
Therefore only use products tested and
approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products pamphlet, or inquire at
your Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
ML 350, ML 500
8.5 US qt (8.0 l)
Approved engine oils
Automatic transmission
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Oil
Transfer case
1.6 US qt (1.5 l)
(Dexron 3 or Dexron 2E)
Rear axle
1.3 US qt (1.25 l)
(Hypoid gear oil SAE 90, 85 W 90)
Front axle
1.2 US qt (1.1 l)
(Hypoid gear oil SAE 90)
Power steering
approx. 0.65 US qt (0.6 l)
MB Power Steering Fluid
Front wheel hubs
approx. 1.5 oz (43 g) each
High temperature roller bearing grease
Engine with oil filter
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Model
Cooling system
Fuel Tank
including a reserve of
ML 350, ML 500
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
approx. 12.7 US qt (12.0 l)
MB Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
22.0 US gal (83.0 l)
Premium unleaded gasoline:
Minimum Posted Octane 91
(Avg. of 96 RON/86 MON)
approx. 3.2 US gal (12.0 l)
Air conditioning system
Windshield washer and
headlamp cleaning
system*
1
R-134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant oil
(never R-12)
8.0 US qt (7.6 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
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. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 319).
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Engine oils
Engine oils are specifically tested for their
suitability in our engines and durability for
our service intervals. Therefore, only use
approved engine oils and oil filters required for vehicles with Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada
vehicles). For a listing of approved engine
oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of specification other than those expressly required
for the Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada vehicles), or
changing of oil and oil filter at change intervals longer than those called for by the
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or
FSS (Canada vehicles) will result in engine
damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Please follow Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada vehicles)
recommendations for schedulded oil
changes. Failure to do so could 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 are used in the air conditioning system.
Never use R-12 (CFC) or mineral-based lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the
system will occur.
Brake fluid
During vehicle operation, the boiling point
of the brake fluid is continuously reduced
through the absorption of moisture from
the atmosphere. Under extremely strenuous operating conditions, this moisture
content can lead to the formation of bubbles in the system, thus reducing the
system’s efficiency.
Therefore, the brake fluid must be
replaced every two years, preferably in the
spring.
Only brake fluid approved by
Mercedes-Benz is recommended. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck
Center will provide you with additional information.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Premium unleaded gasoline
Fuel requirements
Gasoline additives
!
Only use premium unleaded fuel.
To maintain the engine’s durability and
performance, premium unleaded gasoline must be used. If premium unleaded
is not available and low octane fuel is
used, follow these precautions:
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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.
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Have the fuel tank only partially
filled with unleaded regular and fill
up with premium unleaded as soon
as possible.
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Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt
acceleration.
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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.
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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 cosolvents.
Using mixtures of ethanol and methanol is
not allowed. Gasohol, which contains
10% ethanol and 90% unleaded gasoline,
can be used.
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:
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Warm-up hesitation
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Unstable idle
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Knocking/pinging
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Misfire
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Power loss
These blends must also meet all other fuel
requirements, such as resistance to spark
knock, boiling range, vapor pressure, etc.
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
In areas where carbon deposits may be
encountered due to lack of availability of
gasolines which contain these additives,
Mercedes-Benz recommends the use of
additives approved by us for use on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Refer to Factory
Approved Service Products Pamphlet for a
listing of approved product(s). Follow
directions on product label.
Do not blend other specific fuel additives
with fuel. This only results in unnecessary
costs and may be harmful to the engine
operation.
Damage or malfunction resulting from
poor fuel quality or from blending additional fuel additives other than those tested
and approved by us for use on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles listed in the Factory Approved Service Products Pamphlet
are not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
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Coolants
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion / antifreeze, which
provides:
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Corrosion protection
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Freeze protection
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Boiling protection (by increasing the
boiling point)
The cooling system was filled at the factory
with a coolant providing freeze protection
to approximately -35°F (-37°C) and corrosion protection.
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).
The coolant solution must be used year
round to provide the necessary corrosion
protection and increase boil-over protection. Refer to Maintenance Booklet for
replacement interval.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 45%
anticorrosion/antifreeze (equivalent to
freeze protection to approx. - 22°F
[-30°C]). If you use a solution that is more
than 55% anticorrosion/antifreeze (freeze
protection to approx. - 49°F [-45°C]), the
engine temperature will increase due to
the lower heat transfer capability of the solution. Therefore, do not use more than
this amount of anticorrosion/antifreeze.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
If the coolant level is low, water and
MB 325.0 anticorrosion/antifreeze
should be used to bring it up to the proper
level (have cooling system checked for
signs of leakage). Please make sure the
mixture is in accordance with label instructions.
The water in the cooling system must meet
minimum requirements, which are usually
satisfied by normal drinking water. If you
are not sure about the water quality, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light
Truck Center.
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
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.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity
Model
ML 350, ML 500,
318
Approx. freeze protection
– 35°F (– 37°C)
– 49°F (– 45°C)
6.4 US qt (6.0 l)
7.0 US qt (6.6 l)
Before the start of the winter season (or
once a year in hot southern regions), you
should have the anticorrosion/antifreeze
concentration checked. The coolant is also
regularly checked each time you bring your
vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Light Truck Center for service.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning* system
Both the windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning* system are supplied from the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
The windshield and headlamp washer fluid
reservoir has a capacity of approx.
8.0 US qt (7.6 l).
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “S” and water (or
concentrate and commercially available premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient temperatures).
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer
solvent/antifreeze on hot engine parts,
because it may ignite and burn. You could be
seriously burned.
Windshield and headlamp washer fluid
mixing ratio
For temperatures above freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S”
and water:
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1 part “S” to 100 parts water
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “S” to 1 gallon [4.0 l]
water)
For temperatures below freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S”
and commercially available premixed
windshield washer solvent/antifreeze:
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1 part “S” to 100 parts solvent
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml]“S” to 1 gallon [4.0 l]
solvent)
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Technical data
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:
Treadwear
Traction
Temperature
200
AA
A
All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to
these grades.
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Treadwear
Traction
The treadwear grade is a comparative
rating based on the wear rate of the tire
when tested under controlled conditions
on a specified government test course. For
example, a tire graded 150 would wear
one and one-half (11/2) times as well on
the government course as a tire
graded 100. The relative performance of
tires depends upon the actual conditions
of their use, however, and may depart
significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices
and differences in road characteristics and
climate.
The traction grades, from highest to lowest
are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning!
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The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
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. The grade C corresponds to a
level of performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel
than the minimum required by law.
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.
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Technical terms
ABS
(Antilock Brake System)
Prevents the wheels from locking up
during braking so that the vehicle can
continue to be steered.
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 7 in the instrument cluster
lights up). See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Light Truck 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.
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.
Cruise control
Driving convenience system for
automatically maintaining the vehicle
speed set by the driver.
Engine number
The number set by the manufacturer
and placed on the cylinder block to
uniquely identify each engine
produced.
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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.
ESP
(Electronic Stability Program)
Improves vehicle handling and directional stability.
ETD
(Emergency Tensioning Device)
Device which deploys in certain frontal
and rear collisions exceeding the system's threshold to tighten the seat
belts.
->SRS
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FSS (Canada vehicles)
(Flexible Service System)
Maintenance service indicator in the
speedometer display that informs the
driver when the next vehicle maintenance service is due. FSS evaluates engine temperature, oil level, vehicle
speed, engine speed, distance driven
and the time elapsed since your last
service, and calls for the next maintenance service accordingly.
GAWR
(Gross Axle Weight Rating)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible
axle weight. The gross vehicle weight
on each axle must never exceed the
GAWR for the front and rear axle indicated on the certification label located
on the driver’s door pillar.
GVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight)
The GVW comprises the weight of the
vehicle including fuel, tools, spare
wheel, installed accessories, passengers and cargo. The GVW must never
exceed the GVWR, indicated on the
certification label located on the driver’s door pillar.
GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
This is the maximum permissible vehicle weight. It is indicated on certification label located on the driver’s door
pillar.
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 gear selector
lever.
Technical terms
GPS
(Global Positioning System)
Satellite-based system for relaying
geographic location information to and
from vehicles equipped with special receivers. Employs CD or 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.
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.
Line of fall
The direct line that an object moves
downhill when influenced by the force
of gravity alone.
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.
MCS
(Modular Control System)
Information and operating center for
vehicle sound and communications
systems, including the radio and the radio and navigation system, as well as
for other optional equipment (CD
changer, telephone, etc.).
Memory function*
Used to store three individual seat,
steering wheel and mirror positions.
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
A display field in the instrument cluster
used to present information provided
by the control system.
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Technical terms
Parktronic (Parking assist)*
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
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clutch/torque converter
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transmission
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transfer case
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drive shaft
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differential
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axle shafts/axles
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Remote Vehicle Diagnostics
Transmission of vehicle data and current location to the Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Center for subscribers to 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 system
Seat belts, belt tensioner, airbags and
child seat 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 moved out of position P
without key turned and 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.
Technical terms
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.
Tire speed rating
Part of tire designation; indicates the
speed range for which a tire is approved.
TWR
(Tongue Weight Rating)
The TWR is the maximum permissible
weight on the trailer tongue.
Traction
Force exerted by the vehicle on the
road via the tires.
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles)
Maintenance service indicator in the
speedometer display that informs the
driver when the next vehicle maintenance service is due. The Maintenance
System tracks distance driven and the
time elapsed since your last maintenance service, and calls for the next
maintenance service accordingly.
Transfer case
Speed of rotation/torque converter
that works together with the ->automatic transmission. In the LOW mode
off-road position, the transfer case decreases the output rotational speed of
the ->automatic transmission by approximately half. This results in a corresponding increase of torque on the
drive axles.
The vehicle then has nearly double the
driving force but drives only approximately half as fast.
VIN
(Vehicle Identification Number)
The number set by the manufacturer
and placed 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.).
327
328
Index
A
ABS 25, 76, 323
ABS control 76
LOW RANGE mode 77
Malfunction indicator lamp 248
Warning lamp 248
Accelerator position,
automatic transmission 124
Accident
In case of 53
Activating
Air circulation mode 141
Air recirculation mode 141
Anti-theft alarm system 83
Automatic climate control 137
ESP 82
Exterior headlamps 50
Hazard warning flasher 113
Headlamps 50
Ignition 33
Immobilizer 55, 83
Rear passenger compartment
ventilation and climate control 143
Rear window defroster 135
Rear window wiper 52
Residual heat 142
Seat heater* 98
Tow-away alarm 85
Warning indicators (Parktronic*) 158
Windshield wipers 51
Activating automatic central locking 94
Adding
Coolant 228
Engine oil 226
Additional turn signals 274
Adjustable steering column
Indicator lamp 260
Adjusting 35
Backrest tilt 37, 39
Exterior rear view mirror 41
Head restraint height 37, 39
Head restraint tilt 38, 40
Headlamp aim 282
Instrument cluster illumination 117
Interior rear view mirror 41
Manual seat 36
Mirrors 41
Seat cushion tilt 39
Seat fore and aft 36
Seat fore and aft adjustment 38
Seat height 37, 39
Seats 35
Steering wheel 40
Adjusting air distribution
Automatic climate control 139
Adjusting air volume
Automatic climate control 139
Air conditioning
Cooling 141
Air conditioning refrigerant 314
Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure
329
Index
Air recirculation mode 140
Activating 141
Deactivating 141
Air vents
Automatic climate control 144
AIRBAG OFF
Warning lamp 249
Airbags 59
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 323
BabySmartTM deactivation
system 70
Children 60
Front 63
Passenger 63
Safety guidelines 62
Side impact 64
Window curtain 64
Alarm
Audible 75, 84, 86
Canceling 84, 86
Visual 83
Alarm system
Anti-theft 83
330
Anticorrosion/antifreeze 318
Antiglare
Automatic 128
Antilock brake system (ABS) 323
Anti-theft alarm system
Arming 83
Canceling alarm 84, 86
Disarming 84
Anti-theft systems
Anti-theft alarm system 83
Immobilizer 83
Tow-away alarm,
glass breakage sensor 84
Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
Armrest
Storage compartment in front of 168
Storage compartments 168
Armrest in rear seat bench 170
Ashtray
Front center console 171
ATF (automatic transmission fluid) 227
Attaching a trailer 213
Automatic antiglare for
rear view mirror 128
Automatic central locking
Activating 94
Deactivating 94
Automatic climate control 136
Adjusting air distribution 139
Adjusting air volume 139
Air conditioning 141
Air vents 144
Basic setting 139
Changing basic setting 139
Defrosting 140
Economy mode 137
Rear passenger compartment 143
Rear window defroster 135
Residual heat utilization 142
Residual ventilation 142
Switching off 139
Switching on 139
Index
Automatic headlamp mode 108
Automatic interior lighting control
Activating 114
Deactivating 114
Automatic locking when driving 93
Automatic transmission
Accelerator position 124
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) 126
Gear ranges 122
Gear selector lever position 123
Gear shifting malfunctions 126
Kickdown 124
Manual shifting 121
One-touch gearshifting 121
Selector lever position 120
Towing a trailer 125
Transmission fluid 227
B
BabySmartTM
Airbag deactivation system 70
Compatible child seats 70, 323
Self-test 70
BabySmartTM airbag
deactivation system 323
Backrest tilt 36
Backup lamps 275, 279
Bulbs 275
BAS 78, 323
Malfunction indicator lamp 251, 252,
253
Warning lamp 251
Batteries, remote control
Replacing 273
Battery discharged
Jump starting 291
Battery indicator lamp
Indicator lamp 261
Battery, vehicle 228, 272
Charging 289
Disconnecting 289
Reconnecting 289
Reinstalling 289
Removing 289
Bi-Xenon headlamps* 323
Block heater (Canada only) 236
Blocking
Rear door window operation 74
Brake assist system (BAS) 323
Brake fluid 314
Brake lamp bulbs 275
Brake pad wear
Indicator lamp 261
Brakes 198
Warning lamp 250
Break-in period 196
Bulbs, replacing 274
Additional turn signals 274
Backup lamps 275
Brake lamps 275
Fog lamps 274
Front fog lamp 279
Front lamps 274
High beam 274
High mounted brake lamp 281
License plate lamps 275, 281
Low beam 274
Parking, standing lamp 274
Rear fog lamps 279
Rear side marker lamp bulbs 279
Side marker lamps 274, 275
Standing lamps 274
Tail lamp assemblies 279
Turn signal lamps 274, 275
Turn signal, side marker lamp 274
331
Index
C
CAC (Customer Assistance Center) 323
Calibrating compass 191
California
Important notice 11
Calling up
Service indicator 238
CAN system 323
Capacities
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. 312
Cargo area see Cargo compartment
Cargo compartment
Liftgate 89
Lighting 116
Tie-down rings 161
Cargo compartment cover blind* 164
Closing 164
Installing 165
Opening 164
Removing 164
Cargo floor plates 165
Installing 166
Removing 165
Storing 165
332
Cargo tie-down rings 161
Catalytic converter 217
CD-changer* 265
Center console 27
Lower part 28
Upper part 27
Central locking
Automatic 93
From inside 94
Switch 94
Unlocking from inside 94
Central locking switch 94
Certification label 304
Charge indicator lamp 261
Charging
Vehicle battery 289
Chart
Fuses 298
CHECK ENGINE malfunction
indicator lamp 254, 255
Checking
Coolant level 227
Oil level 223
Tire inflate pressure 221
Vehicle lighting 221
Checking weights
Trailer and vehicle 213
Checklist
Off-road driving 205
Returning from off-road driving 210
Child safety 67
Airbags 60
Infant and child
restraint systems 64, 68
LATCH child seat mounts 73
Child safety switch see Blocking of rear
door window operation
Cigarette lighter
Front center console 171
Index
Cleaning
Cup holder 244
Gear selector lever 244
Hard plastic trim items 244
Headlamps 133
Headliner 244
Instrument cluster 244
Leather upholstery 245
Light alloy wheels 244
MB Tex upholstery 245
Plastic and rubber parts 245
Seat belts 244
Steering wheel 244
Windows 243
Windshield 51
Wiper blades 243
Clock 26, 119
Closing
Glove box 167
Hood 223
Liftgate 92
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* 271
Rear quarter windows* 149
Side windows 147
Tilt/sliding sunroof* 150
Closing tilt/sliding sunroof*
In an emergency 271
Cockpit 22, 323
Combination switch
High beam flasher 50
Turn signals 50
Windshield wipers 51
Compass 190
Calibrating 191
Setting compass zone 191
Compass zone 191
Consumer information 320
Control and operation of radio
transmitters 216
Coolant 227, 316
Adding 228
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
quantity 316
Checking level 227
Indicator lamp 256
Temperature 218
Temperature gauge 118
Coolant level
Checking 227
Crossing obstacles 209
Cruise control 153, 323
Canceling 154
Driving downhill 154
Driving uphill 154
Fine adjustment 155
LOW RANGE mode 155
Saving current speed 154
Setting speeds 155
Cruise control lever 153
Cup holder 169
Cleaning 244
In front seat armrest 170
In instrument panel 169
In rear center console 170
Customer Assistance Center (CAC)
323
333
Index
D
Daytime running lamp mode 109
Deactivating
Air conditioning (cooling) 141
Air recirculation mode 141
Alarm 84
Anti-theft alarm system 84
Automatic climate control 137, 139
Cruise control 154
Defrost 140
Engine 55
ESP 81
Hazard warning flasher 113
Headlamps 55
Immobilizer 83
Rear passenger compartment
ventilation and climate control 143
Rear window defroster 135
Rear window wiper 52
Residual heat 142
Seat heater* 99
Tow-away alarm 85
Tow-away alarm
(vehicles with trip computer*) 85
Tow-away alarm (vehicles without trip
computer*) 86
334
Deactivating automatic central
locking 94
Deep water see Standing water
Defogging
Windshield 140
Defrosting 140
Difficulties
While driving see Problems
while driving
With starting 48
Direction of rotation (tires) 232
Discharged battery
Jump starting 291
Disconnecting
Vehicle battery 289
Display in the speedometer 118
Display messages
Error 263
Service indicator (FSS) 263
StArt 263
Displays
Messages 224
Service indicator 237
Distance remaining 192
Door unlock
With Tele Aid* 182
Doors
Opening from inside vehicle 90
Opening from outside 89
Downhill driving
Cruise control 154
Downshifting 121
Drink holder see Cup holder
Drinking and driving 197
Drive sensibly-save fuel 197
Driving 43, 48
Abroad 216
In winter 202
Problems 53
Safety systems 76
Through standing water 204
Index
Driving abroad 216
Driving instructions
Towing a trailer 214
Driving off 199
Driving safety systems
4-ETS 79
ABS 76
BAS 78
ESP 80
Driving systems 153
Cruise control 153
Driving safety systems 76
EBP 80
Parktronic* 156
Driving through water 208
Driving tips 124
Accelerator position 124
Kickdown 124
E
Easy entry/exit feature*
EBP 80
Indicator lamp 251
101
Economy mode
Automatic climate control 137
Electrical connections
Trailer 212
Electrical fuses 297
Electrical outlet 173
Electrical system
Technical data 309
Electrically folding exterior
rear view mirrors 130
Electronic Brake Proportioning see EBP
Electronic Stability Program see ESP
Electronic stability program see ESP
Electronic Traction System see 4-ETS
Emergency call system
Requirements 175
Emergency call system* 175
Emergency calls
Initiating an emergency call 178
With Tele Aid* 176
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) 126
Emergency operations
Closing tilt/sliding sunroof* 271
Locking the vehicle 269
Opening tilt/sliding sunroof* 271
Remote door unlock 182
Unlocking the vehicle 268
Emergency tensioning device see ETD
Emission control 217
Emission control label 304
Engine
Starting 47
Technical data 306
Turning off 55
Engine cleaning 242
Engine compartment
Hood 222
Main fuse box 298
Engine malfunction indicator lamp 254
Engine malfunction indicator lamp
(Canada only) 25
Engine malfunction indicator lamp
(USA only) 25
Engine number 323
335
Index
Engine oil 223, 314
Adding 226
Additives 314
Checking level 223
Consumption 223
Messages in display 224
Oil dipstick 226
Viscosity 324
Enlarged cargo compartment 100
Error
Display messages 263
ESP 25, 80, 324
Indicator lamp 251
LOW RANGE mode 81
Malfunction indicator lamp 251, 252,
253
Switching off 81
Switching on 82
Synchronizing 252
Warning lamp 258
ETD 324
Safety guidelines 62
ETD (Emergency tensioning device) 67
336
Exterior mirrors
Folding 130
Exterior rear view mirrors
Adjusting 41
Folding electrically 130
F
Fastening the seat belts 43
Fine adjustment
Cruise control 155
First aid kit 264
Flat tire 284
Lowering the vehicle 287
Preparing the vehicle 284
Spare wheel 266
Flexible Service System (FSS) 237, 324
Fluid level
Automatic transmission 227
Fog lamps 111
Replacing bulbs 274
Fog lamps, front
Replacing bulbs 276
Switching on 112
Folding
Exterior mirrors 130
Folding electrically
Exterior rear view mirrors 130
4-ETS 25, 79
Indicator lamp 259
LOW RANGE mode 80
Malfunction indicator lamp 259
Warning lamp 258
Front airbags 63
Front fog lamps
Indicator lamp 260
Front lamps
Replacing bulbs 274, 276
Front towing eye 295
Front turn signal bulbs
Replacing 278
FSS (Flexible Service System) 237, 324
Fuel 220
Additives 315
Fuel reserve warning lamp 259
Gasoline additives 315
Premium unleaded gasoline 220,
315
Requirements 315
Reserve warning 25
Index
Fuel additives 315
Fuel filler flap 219
Locking 219
Opening 269
Unlocking 219
Fuel requirements 315
Fuel tank
Filler flap 219
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc. 312
Functions
Trip computer* 189
Fuse box 299
Fuse chart 298
Fuse extractor 298
Fuses 297
Fuse box in passenger footwell 299
Fuse chart 298
Fuse extractor 298
Main fuse box 298
Spare fuses 298
G
Garage door opener 29, 183
Erasing in remote control 188
Gasoline additives 315
Gasoline see Fuel
Gauge for
Coolant temperature 25
Fuel 25
Outside temperature 25
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) 324
Gear range 324
Automatic transmission 122
Limiting 122
Shifting into optimal 121
Gear range limit
Canceling 121
Gear selector lever
Cleaning 244
Position 123
Glass breakage sensor 84
Global Positioning System (GPS) 325
Glove box 23, 167
Closing 167
Opening 167
Good visibility 128
GPS 325
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) 324
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating) 324
H
Hard plastic trim items
Cleaning 244
Hazard warning flasher 113
Switching off 113
Switching on 113
Head restraints
Manual seats 37
Power seats* 39
Headlamp aim
Adjusting 282
337
Index
Headlamp cleaning system* 230
Headlamps
Automatic control 108
Bi-Xenon* 323
Cleaning 242
Cleaning system* 133, 230
Refilling washer fluid 230
Switching off 55
Switching on 50
Washer fluid 319
Washer system 319
Headliner
Cleaning 244
Heated seats* 98
Height adjustment
Head restraints 37, 39
Seat belts 46
Steering wheel 40
High beam 111
High beam flasher 50, 111
High beam halogen headlamps
Replacing bulbs 277
High beam headlamps
Replacing bulbs 274
High mounted brake lamp
Replacing bulbs 281
338
Hood 222
Closing 223
Opening 222
Hooks
Loading 162
Hydroplaning 201
I
Identification labels 304
Certification label 304
Vehicle identification number
(VIN) 304
Ignition 33
Immobilizer 83
Activating 83
Deactivating 83
Indicator lamp
Adjustable steering column 260
Brake pad wear 261
Coolant 256
Front fog lamps 260
Low engine oil level 260
Infant and child restraint systems 68
Installing 71
LATCH child seat mounts 73
Information
About service and warranty 10
Button for Tele Aid* 180
Inside rear view mirror
Antiglare 128
Installing
Infant and child restraint systems 71
Wiper blades 283
Instrument cluster 24, 117, 325
Cleaning 244
Coolant temperature gauge 118
Display in the speedometer 118
Illumination 117
Lamps in 259
Outside temperature indicator 119
Instruments and controls see Cockpit
Integrated remote control
Erasing memory 188
Operating 188
Interior lighting 114
Activating automatic control 114
Deactivating automatic control 114
Manual control 115
Reading lamps 115
Interior rear view mirror
Adjusting 41
Index
Intermittent wiping 132
J
Jack 265
Jump starting 291
K
Key
Global locking 89
Global unlocking 89
Loss of 90
Positions in steering lock 33
Remote control with folding key 88
Unlocking liftgate 89
Unlocking the driver’s door,
fuel filler flap 89
Key, Mechanical 268
Key, Remote control
Unlocking with 32
Kickdown 124, 325
L
Labels, identification 304
Lamp bulbs, exterior 274
Lamps, exterior
Front 274
Rear 275
Lamps, indicator and warning
4-ETS 258, 259
ABS 248
Adjustable steering column 260
AIRBAG OFF 63, 249
BAS 78, 251, 252
Battery indicator lamp 261
Brake pad wear 261
Brakes 250
CHECK ENGINE 254, 255
CHECK Engine malfunction indicator
lamp 255
Coolant 256
EBP 251
Engine diagnostics 254, 255
ESP 251, 252, 258
Front fog lamps 260
Fuel reserve 259
Low engine oil level 260
LOW RANGE 259
Low washer system fluid level 260
Seat belts 260
Service indicator 237
SRS 262
Turn signals 25
LATCH child seat anchors 73
LATCH child seat mounts 73
Layout of poly-V-belt drive 305
Leather upholstery
Cleaning 245
Lever
For cruise control 153
License plate lamps
Replacing bulbs 275, 281
Liftgate
Closing 92
Opening 89, 91
Opening from inside 91
Opening from outside 91
Light alloy wheels
Cleaning 244
Lighter see cigarette lighter
339
Index
Lighting 107
Automatic headlamp mode 108
Cargo compartment 116
Daytime running lamp mode 109
Fog lamps 111
Front fog lamps 112
High beam 111
High beam flasher 111
Instrument cluster illumination 117
Interior 114
Locator lighting 111
Night security illumination 109
Limiting the gear range 122
Limp Home Mode 126
Line of fall 325
Loading 160
Cargo compartment cover
blind* 164
Cargo floor plates 165
Cargo tie-down rings 161
Hooks 162
Instructions 160
Partition net* 162
Roof rack 166
Split rear bench seat 100
Trailer 212
340
Locator lighting 111
Lock button 325
Locking 88
Automatic while driving 93
Centrally from inside 94
Fuel filler flap 219
Global 89
Vehicle in an emergency 269
Locking knobs 32
Loss of keys 90
Loss of Service and Warranty Information
Booklet 303
Low beam bulbs
Replacing bulbs 276
Low beam headlamps
Replacing bulbs 274
Switching on 50
Low engine oil level
Indicator lamp 260
LOW RANGE - 4-ETS 80
LOW RANGE - ABS 77
LOW RANGE - ESP 81
LOW RANGE mode 127
Low washer system fluid level
Indicator lamp 260
Lowering
Vehicle
287
M
Main dimensions 310
Main fuse box 298
Maintenance 12
Display messages 263
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) 327
Manual operations
Fuel filler flap 269
Interior lighting control 115
Locking the vehicle 269
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* 271
Unlocking the driver’s door 268
Unlocking transmission selector
lever 270
Manual seat
Adjusting 36
Adjusting backrest tilt 37
Adjusting head restraint height 37
Adjusting head restraint tilt 38, 40
Seat fore and aft adjustment 36
Seat height 37
MB Tex upholstery
Cleaning 245
Index
MCS
Modular Control System 325
Mechanical key 268
Memory function 105, 325
Memory function* 106
Recalling positions from
memory 106
Mirrors
Activating exterior mirror parking
position 129
Adjusting 41
Automatic antiglare for rear view
mirror 128
Exterior rear view mirror 41
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position 106
MON 220
MON (Motor Octane Number) 325
Multifunction display 325
N
Night security illumination 109
Deactivation temporarily 110
O
Occupant safety 58
Children and airbags 60
Children in the vehicle 67
Fastening the seat belt 43
Infant and child restraint systems 68
LATCH child seat mounts 73
Seat belts 43, 62
Odometer display 118
Odometer, main 25
Off-road driving
Checklist 205, 210
Crossing obstacles 209
Driving instructions off-road
driving 204
Driving through water 208
Returning 210
Rules 205
Special driving features 205
Steep terrain 206
Oil
Adding 226
Consumption 223
Dipstick 223
Oil dipstick 226
Viscosity 324
One-touch gearshifting 121
Canceling gear range limit 121
Downshifting 121
Upshifting 121
Opening
Doors from the inside 90
Fuel filler flap 219
Fuel filler flap manually 269
Glove box 167
Hood 222
Liftgate 89, 91
Liftgate from inside 91
Liftgate from outside 91
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* 271
Rear quarter windows* 148
Side windows 147
Storage compartment in front of
armrest 169
Storage compartment under passenger
seat 168
Tilt/sliding sunroof* 150
Tilt/Sliding sunroof* in an
emergency 271
Windows 147
341
Index
Opening and closing
Side windows 146
Operating
Garage door opener 188
Integrated remote control 188
Radio transmitters 216
Vehicle outside the USA or
Canada 13
Operating safety 17
Operator’s Manual 10
Ornamental moldings 242
Outside temperature indicator 119
Overdue service 238
Overhead control panel 29
P
Paintwork 241
Panic alarm 75
Panic button on remote control
Parking 200
Parking and locking 54
Parking brake 48, 54
Engaging 54
Releasing 48
Parking lamps
Switching on 107
342
75
Parking, standing lamp
Replacing bulbs 274
Parktronic (Parking assist)* 326
Parktronic system*
Switching off 159
Switching on 159
Parktronic* 156
Cleaning system sensor 243
Range of the sensors 157
Sensor cover 243
Switching off 159
Switching on 159
Warning indicators 158
Partition net* 162
Engaging 162
Removing 164
Tightening 163
Parts see Parts service
Parts service 302
Passenger compartment 215
Interior lighting 114
Passenger footwell
Fuse box in 299
Passenger safety see Occupant safety
Pedals 197
Plastic and rubber parts
Cleaning 245
Poly-V-belt drive 326
Layout 305
Positions (Memory function*)
Recalling from memory 106
Storing into memory 106
Power assistance 197
Power seat*
Adjusting backrest tilt 39
Adjusting head restraint height 39
Adjusting seat cushion tilt 39
Adjusting seat height 39
Seat fore and aft adjustment 38
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* 150
Closing 271
Opening 271
Power train 326
Power washer 241
Power windows
Blocking of rear door window
operation 74
Side windows 146
Synchronizing 148
Index
Practical hints
First aid kit 264
Fuses 297
Lamps in instrument cluster 248
Spare wheel 266
Towing the vehicle 293
Vehicle jack 265
Vehicle tool kit 264
Premium unleaded gasoline 315
Problems
While driving 53
With vehicle 18
Product information 9
R
Radio transmitters, control and
operation 216
Rain sensor* 132, 133
Range of the sensors
Parktronic* 157
Rapid seat heating
Switching off 99
Rapid seat heating*
Switching on 99
Reading lamp 29
Reading lamps 115
Rear automatic climate control 143
Adjusting air volume and air
distribution manually 143
Automatic mode 143
Rear bench seat
Foldable 100
Rear door window
Blocking operation 74
Rear fog lamp
Switching on 112
Rear lamp bulbs
Replacing 279
Rear passenger compartment ventilation
and climate control
Activating 143
Deactivating 143
Rear passenger compartment ventilation
and rear automatic climate
control 143
Rear quarter windows* 148
Closing 149
Opening 148
Rear seats 99
Easy entry/exit feature* 101
Enlarging cargo compartment 100
Folding down backrest 100
Folding up 101
Folding up backrest 100
Fore and aft 100
Lowering 101
Third row* 102
Rear towing eye 295
Rear view mirror automatic antiglare 128
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window defroster 135
Activating 135
Deactivating 135
Rear window wiper 133
Rain sensor* 133
Rear window wiper/washer 52
Reconnecting
Vehicle battery 289
Refrigerant
Air conditioning 314
Regular checks 221
Reinstalling vehicle battery 289
343
Index
Remote control
Global locking 89
Global unlocking 89
Replacing batteries 273
Synchronizing 273
Unlocking liftgate 89
Unlocking the driver’s door,
fuel filler flap 89
Unlocking with 32
Remote control with folding key 88
Remote door unlock
With Tele Aid* 182
Remote Vehicle Diagnostics 326
Removing
Vehicle battery 289
Wheel 286
Wiper blades 283
Removing spare wheel 266
344
Replacing
Backup lamp bulbs 279
Brake lamp bulbs 279
Bulbs 274
Front lamp bulbs 276
Front turn signal bulbs 278
Fuses 298
High beam halogen bulbs 277
High mounted brake lamp 281
License plate lamp bulbs 281
Low beam bulbs 276
Rear fog lamp bulbs 279
Rear lamp bulbs 275, 279
Rear side marker lamp bulbs 279
Rear turn signal bulbs 279
Side marker bulb 278
Wiper blades 283
Replacing front fog lamp bulb 279
Reporting
Safety defects 19
Resetting
Service indicator (FSS) 238
Trip odometer 119
Residual heat utilization 142, 326
Residual ventilation 142
REST (Residual engine heat
utilization) 326
Restraint system 326
Restraint system see Infant and child
restraint systems
Returning from off-road driving 210
Rims 307
Roadside assistance 12
Tele Aid* 178
RON 220
RON (Research Octane Number) 326
Roof rack 166
Rotating wheels 233
Rubber parts
Cleaning 245
S
Safety
Occupant 58
Safety belts see Seat belts
Safety defects
Reporting 19
Safety systems
Driving 76
Index
Saving current speed 154
Seat belt force limiter 67
Seat belt height adjustment 46
Seat belts 64
Cleaning 244
Fastening 43
Height adjustment 46
Proper use of 45, 66
Safety guidelines 62
Warning lamp 260
Seat heater*
Switching off 99
Switching on 98
Seats 95
Adjusting 35
Heater* 98
Manual 36
Rapid seat heating* 99
Rear 99
Split rear bench seat 100
Securing cargo
Cargo tie-down rings 161
Selector lever 26
Lock 47
Position 26, 120
Self-test
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 70
Tele Aid* 175
Service
Calling up the service indicator 238
Major service (Service B) 237
Minor service (Service A) 237
Overdue 238
Parts 302
Types 238
When due 237
Service and Warranty Booklet
Loss of 303
Service and warranty information 10
Service indicator 237
Calling up 238
Clearing 237, 238
Service indicator (FSS)
Display messages 263
Service life (tires) 232
Service System see FSS
Setting
Cruise control 154
Higher speed in cruise control 155
Hours (clock) 119
Lower speed in cruise control 155
Minutes (clock) 119
Slower speed in cruise control 155
Speed in cruise control 155
Setting date
Trip computer* 189
Setting illumination time 110
Setting language
Trip computer* 193
Shift lock 326
Shifting
Gear selector lever positions 123
Into optimal gear range (automatic
transmission) 121
Side impact airbags 64
Side marker bulb
Replacing 278
Side marker lamps
Replacing bulbs 274, 275
345
Index
Side windows 146
Automatic closing 147
Automatic opening 147
Cleaning 243
Closing 147
Closing fully (Express-close) 147
Opening 147
Opening and closing 146
Opening fully (Express-open) 147
Rear quarter window* 148
Stopping 147
Synchronizing power windows 148
Simultaneous wiping and washing
Rear window wiper/washer 52
Windshield wipers 51
Single wipe 51
Snow chains 236
Spare fuses 298
Spare wheel 266
Removing 266
Speed
Saving current 154
346
Speed settings
Cruise control 155
Speedometer 25
Split rear bench seat 100
SRS 66, 326
Indicator lamp 262
Standing lamps 107
Standing water
Driving instructions 204
StArt
Display messages 263
Starting difficulties 48
Starting position 33
Starting the engine 47
Steep terrain
Driving 206
Steering column
Height adjustment 40
Length adjustment 40
Steering lock 23, 33
Positions 33
Steering wheel
Adjusting 40
Adjustment 40
Cleaning 244
Stolen vehicle
Tracking services 183
Stop watch 192
Stopping
Windows 147
Storage compartments 167
Armrest 168
Cup holder 170
Glove box 167
Storage compartment in front of
armrest 168
Storage compartment under front
passenger seat* 167
Under front passenger seat* 167
Storing (Memory function*)
Positions into memory 106
Stranded vehicle 296
Sun visor 134
Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) 326
Index
Switching off
Automatic climate control 139
ESP 81
Hazard warning flasher 113
Headlamps 55
Rapid seat heating 99
Transmission control – LOW RANGE
mode 127
Switching on
Automatic climate control 139
ESP 82
Front fog lamps 112
Front fog lamps, rear fog lamp 112
Hazard warning flasher 113
Headlamps 50
Rapid seat heating* 99
Seat heating* 98
Transmission control – LOW RANGE
mode 127
Trip computer* 189
Windshield wipers 51
Synchronizing
ESP 252
Power windows 148
Remote control 273
Tilt/sliding sunroof* 152
T
Tachometer 26, 119
Displaying gear range 122
Tail lamps 279
Cleaning 242
Tar stains 241
Technical data 314
Brake fluid 314
Coolants 316
Electrical system 309
Engine 306
Engine oil 314
Engine oil additives 314
Fuel requirements 315
Gasoline additives 315
Main dimensions 310
Premium unleaded gasoline 315
Rims and tires 307
Weights 311
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning* system 319
Tele Aid System* 327
Tele Aid* 174
Emergency calls 176
Information 180
Initiating an emergency call
manually 178
Remote door unlock 182
Roadside assistance 178
Stolen vehicle tracking services 183
System self-check 175
Tele Aid System* 175
Upgrade signals 181
Telematics* 327
Telephone* 173
Temperature
Grades of tires 321
Tires 233
Third row seats* 102
Folding down single seat 103
Installing single seat 104
Removing single seat 104
Storing single seat 103
Tie-down rings
(Cargo compartment) 161
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Index
Tightening torque 327
Tightening torque (Wheel bolts)
Tilt
Head restraint 38, 40
Tilt/sliding sunroof*
Closing 150
Opening 150
Synchronizing 152
Time
Setting hours 119
Setting minutes 119
Tire inflation pressure
Checking 221, 232
Tire speed rating 202, 327
Tire traction 201
Tires 307
Direction of rotation 232
Driving instructions 200
Retreads 231
Rims and tires 307
Service life 232
Temperature 233
Temperature grades 321
Tread depth 235
Wear pattern 233
Winter 235
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287
Tools 264
Vehicle jack 265
Vehicles with CD-changer* 265
Wheel bolt wrench 265
Tow-away alarm 29, 84
Arming 84
Disarming 84
Disarming for transport 84
Towing
Trailer 211
Towing a trailer 214
Automatic transmission 125
Towing eye
Front 295
Rear 295
Towing the vehicle 293
Stranded vehicle 296
Tracking services
For stolen vehicle 183
Traction 320, 327
Trailer
Attaching 213
Loading 212
Towing 214
Trailer hitches 211
Trailer towing 211
Attaching a trailer 213
Checking weights 213
Electrical connections 212
Hitches 211
Loading 212
Weights and ratings 212
Trailer weights and ratings 212
Transfer case 327
Transmission control – LOW RANGE
mode 127
Switching off 127
Switching on 127
Transmission selector lever 270
Unlocking manually 270
Tread depth (tires) 235
Treadwear 320
Index
Trip computer* 29, 189
Average fuel consumption 192
Compass 190
Country 193
Distance remaining 192
Language 193
Selecting functions 189
Setting date 189
Stop watch 192
Switching on 189
Trip odometer
Resetting 119
Trip odometer display 118
Trunk see Cargo compartment
Turn signal lamps
Replacing bulbs 274, 275
Turn signal, side marker lamp
Replacing bulbs 274
Turn signals 50
Additional in mirrors 274
Cleaning lenses 242
Front bulbs 274
Indicator lamps 25
Rear bulbs 275, 279
Turning off
Engine 55
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating) 327
U
Unlocking 32, 88
Centrally from inside 94
Driver’s door in an emergency 268
Driver’s door, fuel filler flap 89
Fuel filler flap 219
In an emergency 268
Transmission selector lever
manually 270
Vehicle in an emergency 182
With the remote control 32
Upgrade signals
Tele Aid* 181
Uphill driving
Cruise control 154
Upholstery
Cleaning 245
Upshifting 121
Useful features 167
Ashtrays and cigarette lighter 171
Cup holder 169
Electrical outlet 173
Garage door opener 183
Storage compartments 167
Tele Aid* 174
Telephone* 173
Trip computer* 189
V
Vehicle
Data recording 20
Locking 28
Locking in an emergency 269
Lowering 287
Proper use of 17
Service battery 272
Towing 293
Unlocking 28
Unlocking in an emergency 268
Vehicle and trailer weights and
ratings 212
Vehicle battery 272
349
Index
Vehicle care
Cup holder 244
Engine cleaning 242
Gear selector lever 244
Hard plastic trim items 244
Headlamps 242
Instrument cluster 244
Leather upholstery 245
Light alloy wheels 244
MB Tex upholstery 245
Ornamental moldings 242
Paintwork 241
Parktronic* system sensor 243
Plastic and rubber parts 245
Power washer 241
Seat belts 244
Steering wheel 244
Tail lamps 242
Tar stains 241
Turn signals 242
Upholstery 245
Vehicle washing 242
Window cleaning 243
Wiper blades 243
350
Vehicle identification number (VIN) 304
Vehicle jack 265
Vehicle lighting
Checking 221
Vehicle tool kit 264
Vehicle with CD-changer* 265
Vehicle washing 242
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) 304,
327
Voice control system* 327
W
Warning indicators
Parktronic* 158
Warning sounds
Drivers seat belts 64
Parking brake 49
Warranty coverage 303
Washer fluid see Windshield washer fluid
Washing the vehicle 240
Wear pattern (tires) 233
Weights 311
Wheel bolt wrench 265
Wheel change
Tightening torque 287
Wheels
Rotating 233
Window curtain airbags 64
Windows see Side windows
Windshield
Defogging 140
Refilling washer fluid 230
Replacing wiper blades 283
Washer fluid 230, 319
Washer system 319
Windshield washer fluid 319
Mixing ratio 319
Refilling 230
Wiping with 51
Windshield washer system 319
Index
Windshield wipers 51, 131
Intermittent 51
Interval wiping 132
Normal wiper speed 51
Rain sensor* 132
Rear window wiper/washer 52
Replacing wiper blades 283
Simultaneous wiping and washing
Single wipe 51
Switching on 51
Wiping with windshield washer
fluid 51
Winter driving
Snow chains 236
Tires 235
Winter driving instructions 202
Winter tires 235
52
Wiper blades
Cleaning 243
Installing 283
Removing 283
Replacing 283
Wiper switch 51
Wiper/washer
Rear window 52
Wiping
And washing simultaneously 51
Intermittent 51, 132
With windshield washer fluid 51
Wiping and washing simultaneously 52
X
Xenon headlamps*
Bi-Xenon* 323
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Service and Literature
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center has trained technicians and original Mercedes-Benz parts to service your vehicle properly. For
expert advice and quality service, see your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
If you are interested in obtaining service literature for your vehicle, please contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
We consider this the best way for you to obtain accurate information for your vehicle.
For further information you can find us on the Mercedes-Benz web-site www.mbusa.com or www.mercedes-benz.ca.
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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 questions about carrying out any type of service, turn to the advice of an authorized Mercedes-Benz Light Truck Center.
We reserve the right to modify the technical details of the vehicle as given in the data and illustrations of this Operator’s Manual.
Reprinting, translation and copying, even of excerpts, is not permitted without our prior authorization in writing.
Title illustration no. P00.01-2273-31
Press time 02/16/04
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