Mercedes-Benz 2003 E-Class Operator`s manual

E 320
E 500
Our company and staff congratulate you
on the purchase of your new
Mercedes-Benz.
Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company
name. Further, it exemplifies your desire to
own an automobile that will be as easy as
possible to operate and provide years of
service.
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:
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your vehicle where it will be handy for
your reference.
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contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz.
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Please pay attention to the warnings
and cautions contained in this manual.
They are designed to help improve the
safety of the vehicle operator and occupants.
We extend our best wishes for many miles
of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
Contents
Introduction .......................................... 9
Product information................................ 9
Operator’s Manual ............................... 10
Service and warranty information .. 10
Important notice for California
retail buyers and lessees of
Mercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11
Maintenance .................................. 12
Roadside Assistance ...................... 12
Change of address or ownership.... 12
Operating your vehicle outside
the USA or Canada......................... 13
Where to find it.................................... 14
Symbols............................................... 15
Operating safety .................................. 16
Proper use of the vehicle ............... 16
Problems with your vehicle.................. 17
Reporting safety defects...................... 18
Reporting safety defects ................ 18
At a glance .......................................... 19
Cockpit................................................. 20
Instrument cluster ................................ 22
Multifunction steering wheel ................ 24
Center console ..................................... 25
Upper part ...................................... 25
Lower part ...................................... 26
Overhead control panel ........................ 27
Door control panel................................ 28
Getting started ................................... 29
Unlocking ............................................. 30
Unlocking with the SmartKey.......... 30
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*......... 32
Adjusting .............................................. 34
Seats............................................... 34
Steering wheel ................................ 37
Mirrors ............................................ 38
Driving .................................................. 40
Fastening the seat belts.................. 40
Starting the engine ......................... 43
Switching on headlamps ................. 46
Turn signals and high beam ............ 46
Windshield wipers........................... 47
Problems while driving....................
Parking and locking..............................
Parking brake .................................
Switching off headlamps.................
Turning off the engine.....................
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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.................................................
ESP .................................................
The SBC brake system....................
Anti-theft systems ................................
Immobilizer .....................................
Anti-theft alarm system ..................
Tow-away alarm ..............................
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Controls in detail ............................... 85
Locking and unlocking ......................... 86
Keys ............................................... 86
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*......... 89
Opening the doors from the inside . 93
Opening the trunk from the inside.. 94
Opening the trunk .......................... 96
Closing the trunk............................ 96
Trunk lid emergency release .......... 97
Separately locking the trunk .......... 98
Separately unlocking the trunk ...... 99
Automatic central locking .............. 99
Locking and unlocking from
the inside ..................................... 100
Seats.................................................. 102
Easy-entry/exit feature* .............. 102
Head restraints............................. 103
Multicontour seat* ....................... 104
Dynamic driving seat* .................. 105
Heated seats* .............................. 107
Seat ventilation* .......................... 108
Memory function................................ 109
Storing positions into memory ..... 110
Recalling positions from memory . 110
Storing parking position ............... 111
Lighting..............................................
Exterior lamp switch.....................
Combination switch .....................
Hazard warning flasher ................
Interior lighting.............................
Door entry lamps .........................
Trunk lamp ...................................
Instrument cluster .............................
Instrument cluster illumination ....
Coolant temperature display........
Trip odometer ..............................
Tachometer..................................
Outside temperature indicator .....
Control system ..................................
Multifunction display....................
Multifunction steering wheel........
Menus ..........................................
Standard display menu ................
AUDIO menu ................................
NAVI*...........................................
Distronic* menu...........................
Malfunction memory menu ..........
Settings menu ..............................
Trip computer menu.....................
TEL menu* ...................................
Automatic transmission.....................
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One-touch gearshifting ................
Gear ranges .................................
Gear selector lever position .........
Program mode selector switch ....
Accelerator position.....................
Emergency operation
(Limp home mode).......................
Good visibility ....................................
Rear view mirror ..........................
Headlamp cleaning system* ........
Sun visors ....................................
Rear window sunshade* ..............
Roller sunblind* in the rear doors
Climate control..................................
Setting the temperature...............
Adjusting air distribution..............
Adjusting air volume ....................
Defrosting ....................................
Air recirculation mode..................
Rear window defroster.................
Deactivating the climate
control system .............................
Air conditioner .............................
Residual heat and ventilation* .....
Automatic climate control* ...............
Setting the temperature...............
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Contents
Adjusting air distribution..............
Adjusting air volume ....................
Defrosting ....................................
Air recirculation mode..................
Charcoal filter ..............................
Rear window defroster .................
Air conditioner .............................
Residual heat and ventilation .......
Rear air conditioning ....................
Power windows..................................
Opening and closing the windows
Synchronizing power windows .....
Sliding/pop-up roof* .........................
Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up roof* .........................
Synchronizing the
sliding/pop-up roof......................
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*.........
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof* ...
Solar panel*.................................
Driving systems .................................
Cruise control ..............................
Distronic* ....................................
AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control)* ......
PARKTRONIC system* .................
Loading..............................................
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Roof rack ...................................... 216
Ski sack* ...................................... 216
Split rear bench seat*................... 219
Folding front passenger seat* ...... 222
Expanding the cargo area* ........... 223
Loading instructions ..................... 224
Cargo tie-down rings..................... 225
Useful features ................................... 226
Interior storage spaces ................. 226
Ashtrays........................................ 231
Cigarette lighter............................ 232
12-V socket* ................................ 232
Heated steering wheel* ................ 233
Telephone* ................................... 233
Tele Aid*....................................... 234
Garage door opener...................... 243
Operation .......................................... 247
The first 1000 miles (1500km) ........... 248
Driving instructions ............................ 249
Drive sensibly – save fuel.............. 249
Drinking and driving...................... 249
Pedals ........................................... 249
Power assistance.......................... 250
Brakes........................................... 250
Driving off ..................................... 252
Parking ......................................... 252
Tires.............................................. 252
Aquaplaning.................................. 253
Tire traction .................................. 253
Tire speed rating........................... 254
Winter driving instructions............ 254
Standing water ............................. 255
Passenger compartment............... 255
Traveling abroad ........................... 255
Control and operation of radio
transmitter.................................... 256
Catalytic converter ....................... 256
Emission control ........................... 257
Coolant temperature .................... 258
At the gas station ............................... 259
Check regularly and before
a long trip ..................................... 260
Engine compartment .......................... 261
Hood............................................. 261
Engine oil ...................................... 262
Transmission fluid level ................ 264
Coolant level................................. 264
Battery.......................................... 266
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system* ......... 267
Contents
Tires and wheels ................................ 268
Important guidelines .................... 268
Life of tire..................................... 269
Direction of rotation ..................... 269
Checking tire inflation pressure ... 269
Rotating wheels............................ 272
Winter driving..................................... 273
Winter tires................................... 273
Block heater (Canada only) .......... 274
Snow chains ................................. 274
Maintenance ...................................... 275
Flexible Service System PLUS (FSS
PLUS) ........................................... 275
Clearing the service indicator....... 275
Service term exceeded................. 276
Calling up the service indicator .... 276
Resetting the service indicator..... 276
Setting the date for special works 278
Calling up the service data
information................................... 279
Vehicle care ....................................... 280
Cleaning and care of vehicle ........ 280
Practical hints..................................
What to do if … ..................................
Lamps in instrument cluster ........
Lamp in center console................
Messages in the display ...............
Where will I find ...? ...........................
First aid kit ...................................
Spare wheel .................................
Luggage box.................................
Vehicle tool kit .............................
Unlocking/locking in an emergency ..
Unlocking the vehicle...................
Locking the vehicle ......................
Changing batteries.......................
Fuel filler flap emergency release
Manually unlocking the
transmission selector lever ..........
Opening/closing in an emergency.....
Sliding/pop-up roof* or
panorama sliding/pop-up roof* ...
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Replacing bulbs .................................
Bulbs............................................
Replacing bulbs for front lamps ...
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps ....
Replacing wiper blades......................
Replacing wiper blades ................
Flat tire ..............................................
Preparing the vehicle ...................
Mounting the spare wheel ...........
Batteries............................................
Disconnecting the battery............
Removing the battery...................
Charging and reinstalling the
battery .........................................
Reconnecting the batteries..........
Jump starting .....................................
Towing the vehicle.............................
Towing the vehicle .......................
Installing towing eye bolt .............
Fuses.................................................
Fuse box in passenger
compartment ...............................
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Technical data .................................
Spare parts service............................
Warranty coverage.............................
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet .....................
Identification labels ...........................
Layout of poly-V-belt drive.................
E 320/E 500 ...............................
Engine................................................
Rims and tires....................................
Same-sized tires...........................
Minispare wheel...........................
Sport package..............................
Electrical system ...............................
Main dimensions ...............................
Weights..............................................
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Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc............ 366
Capacities ..................................... 366
Engine oils .................................... 368
Engine oil additives ....................... 368
Air conditioner refrigerant............. 368
Brake fluid..................................... 368
Premium unleaded gasoline.......... 369
Fuel requirements......................... 369
Gasoline additives......................... 369
Coolants ....................................... 370
Windshield and headlamp washer
system .......................................... 372
Consumer information........................ 373
Uniform tire quality grading .......... 373
Technical terms ............................... 375
Index ................................................. 381
Contents
Introduction
Product information
Product information
Please observe the following in your own
best interest:
We recommend using Mercedes-Benz original 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 their 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.
Mercedes-Benz original parts as well as
conversion parts and accessories approved by us are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center where you will
receive comprehensive information, also
on permissible technical modifications,
and where proper installation will be performed.
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Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Operator’s Manual
This Operator’s Manual contains a great
deal of useful information. We urge you to
read it carefully and familiarize yourself
with the vehicle before driving.
For your own safety and longer service life
of the vehicle, we urge you to follow the instructions and warnings contained in this
manual. Ignoring them could result in damage to the vehicle or personal injury to you
or others. Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Your vehicle may have some or all of the
equipment described in this manual.
Therefore, you may find explanations for
optional equipment not installed in your
vehicle. If you have any questions about
the operation of any equipment, your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be
glad to demonstrate the proper procedures.
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We continuously strive to improve our
product, and ask for your understanding
that we reserve the right to make changes
in design and equipment. Therefore, information, illustrations and descriptions in
this Operator’s Manual might differ from
your vehicle.
Service and warranty information
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New Car Limited Warranty,
Optional equipment is also described in
this manual, including operating instructions wherever necessary. Since they are
special-order items, the descriptions and
illustrations herein may vary slightly from
the actual equipment of your vehicle.
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Emission System Warranty,
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Emission Performance Warranty,
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California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control System
Warranty
(California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont only),
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State Warranty Enforcement Laws
(Lemon Laws).
If there are any equipment details that are
not shown or described in this Operator’s
Manual, your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center will be glad to inform you of correct
care and operating procedures.
The Operator’s Manual and Service Booklet are important documents and should be
kept with the vehicle.
The Service and Warranty Information
Booklet contains detailed information
about the warranties covering your
Mercedes-Benz, including:
Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Important notice for California retail
buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz
automobiles
Under California law you may be entitled to
a replacement of your vehicle or a refund
of the purchase price or lease price, if
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and/or its authorized repair or service facilities fail to fix
one or more substantial defects or malfunctions in the vehicle that are covered by
its express warranty after a reasonable
number of repair attempts. During the period of 18 months from original delivery of
the vehicle or the accumulation of
18 000 miles (approx. 29 000 km) on the
odometer of the vehicle, whichever occurs
first, a reasonable number of repair attempts is presumed for a retail buyer or
lessee if one or more of the following occurs:
(1) the same substantial defect or malfunction results in a condition that is
likely to cause death or serious bodily
injury if the vehicle is driven, that defect or malfunction has been subject to
repair two or more times, and you have
directly notified Mercedes-Benz USA,
LLC in writing of the need for its repair,
(2) the same substantial defect or malfunction of a less serious nature than
category (1) has been subject to repair
four or more times and you have directly notified us in writing of the need for
its repair, or
(3) the vehicle is out of service by reason
of repair of the same or different substantial defects or malfunctions for a
cumulative total of more than
30 calender days. Written notification
should be sent to us, not a dealer, at
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Customer
Assistance Center, One Mercedes
Drive, Montvale, NJ 07645-0350.
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Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Maintenance
Roadside Assistance
Change of address or ownership
The Service Booklet describes all the necessary maintenance work which should be
performed at regular intervals.
The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
Program provides factory trained technical
help in the event of a breakdown. Calls to
the toll-free Roadside Assistance number
will be answered by Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Representatives
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If you change your address, be sure to
send in the "Change of Address Notice"
found in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet, or simply call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA) at
1-800-FOR-MER-Cedes, or Customer Service (in Canada) at 1-800-387-0100. It is in
your own interest that we can contact you
should the need arise.
For additional information refer to the
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance Program brochure in your glove box.
If you sell your Mercedes, please leave all
literature with the vehicle to make it available to the next operator.
Always have the Service Booklet with you
when you take the vehicle to your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for service.
The service advisor will record each service in the booklet for you.
1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the USA)
1-800-387-0100 (in Canada)
If you bought this vehicle used, be sure to
send in the "Notice of Purchase of Used
Car" found in the Service and Warranty Information Booklet, or call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance Center (in the USA) at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes,
or Customer Service (in Canada) at
1-800-387-0100.
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Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Operating your vehicle outside the USA
or Canada
If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign countries, please be aware that:
Certain Mercedes-Benz models are available for delivery in Europe under our European Delivery Program. For details, consult
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or
write to:
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service facilities or replacement parts
may not be readily available,
In the USA:
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unleaded gasoline for vehicles with catalytic converters may not be available;
the use of leaded fuels will damage the
catalysts,
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gasoline may have a considerably lower octane rating, and improper fuel can
cause engine damage.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
European Delivery Department
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
European Delivery Department
849 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4G 2L5
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Introduction
Where to find it
Where to find it
This Operator’s Manual is designed to provide comprehensive support information
for you, the vehicle operator. For you to
find information quickly each section has
its own reference color:
At a glance
Here you will find an overview of all the
controls that can be operated from the
driver’s seat.
Controls in detail
Technical data
Here you will find detailed information
about the equipment installed in your vehicle. This section expands on the "Getting
started" section and also describes technical innovations. If you are already familiar
with the basic functions of your vehicle,
this section will be of particular interest to
you.
All important technical data for your vehicle can be found in this section.
Operation
Getting started
Here you will find all the information you
need for your first drive. You should read
this section first if this is your first
Mercedes-Benz vehicle or if you are renting or borrowing this vehicle.
Safety and Security
Here you will find descriptions of the safety
features of your vehicle.
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Here you will find all the information you
need for the proper operation of your vehicle.
Practical hints
This section provides fast assistance for
dealing with problems you may encounter.
Indexes
The glossary provides explanations of the
most important technical terms.
The table of contents and the index are designed to help you find information quickly
and easily.
The following publications are part of your
vehicle documentation:
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this Operator’s Manual
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the Service Booklet
Separate operating instructions will be
provided as required depending on the
equipment options installed in your vehicle.
Introduction
Symbols
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
cross-reference term definitions.
Display
Words appearing in the multifunction display are printed in
the type shown here.
i
Helpful hints or further information you
may find useful.
This symbol tells you where to
look for further information on a
topic.
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Introduction
Operating safety
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 modification made may
produce an undesired effect on other systems.
Electronic system malfunctions could seriously impair the operating safety of your vehicle.
Ensure that any repairs or modifications to
electronic components are carried out by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Other improper work or modifications on the
vehicle could also have a negative impact on
the operating safety of the vehicle.
Some safety systems only function while the
engine is running. You should therefore never turn off the engine while driving.
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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
Introduction
Problems with your vehicle
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 your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to have the problem diagnosed and corrected if required. If the matter is
not handled to your satisfaction, please discuss the problem with the Mercedes-Benz Center management, or if necessary contact us
at one of the following addresses:
In the USA:
Customer Assistance Center
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Customer Relations Department
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
849 Eglinton Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 2L5
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Introduction
Reporting safety defects
Reporting safety defects
For the USA only:
The following text is published as required of manufacturers under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the
"National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966".
Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it
may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer,
or Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or
write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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At a glance
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
Multifunction steering wheel
Center console
Overhead control panel
Door control panel
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At a glance
Cockpit
Cockpit
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At a glance
Cockpit
Item
1 Parking brake pedal
2 Hood lock release
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45, 50
261
3 Steering wheel adjustment
stalk
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Heated steering wheel*
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4 Parking brake release
Item
8 Headlamp washer button*
Cruise control
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Distronic*
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16 Overhead control panel
22,
118
17 Mobile phone/Glasses box
226
18 Glove box lid release, glove
box lock
226
19 Glove box
226
10 Instrument cluster
Turn signals
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Windshield wipers
47
12 Horn
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High beam
47
13 Lever for voice recognition
system*, see separate
operating instructions
7 Exterior lamp switch
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14 Starter switch
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15 Front Parktronic* warning
indicator
11 Multifunction steering
wheel
6 Door control panel
Item
158
9 Cruise control lever
45
5 Combination switch
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24,
122
20 Center console
212
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25
112
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
Instrument cluster
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At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
1 L Left turn signal indicator lamp
2 v Electronic Stability
Program (ESP)
warning lamp
288
126
Status indicator with malfunction warning message
5 l Distance warning
lamp1
119
289
6 K Right turn signal indicator lamp
1
• Coolant temperature warning lamp
292
Vehicles without Distronic*: Warning lamp without
function. It illuminates with key in starter switch
position 2. It should go out when the engine is running.
1 Supplemental
restraint system
indicator lamp
290
- Antilock Brake System (ABS) malfunction indicator lamp
289
< Seat belt nonusage
warning lamp
293
A High beam headlamp indicator
115
Selector lever position
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Program mode
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; Brake warning
lamp, except
Canada
291
3 Brake warning
lamp, Canada only
291
? Engine malfunction
indicator lamp
293
11 Fuel display with:
A Fuel reserve warning lamp
9 Main odometer with:
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10 Clock with:
8 Tachometer with:
4 Multifunction display
with:
Trip odometer
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7 Coolant temperature display with:
3 Speedometer
Basic display with outside
temperature display
Item
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155
293
12 Reset knob for:
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Resetting trip
odometer
119
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Adjusting instrument
cluster illumination
118
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Confirming new time
settings
136
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At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel
Multifunction steering wheel
Item
1 Multifunction display in
speedometer
Operating control system
Item
121
4 Menu systems: Press button
122
è for next system
ÿ for previous system
2 Selecting the submenu or
setting the volume
5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
ç down/to decrease
j for next display
æ up/to increase
3 Telephone*: Press button
í to take a call
to dial a call
ì to end a call
to reject an incoming call
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Page
k for previous display
Page
At a glance
Center console
Center console
Upper part
Item
1 Automatic climate control*
Page
172
2 Audio system, see separate operating instructions
Item
Page
8 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) control switch
76
9 Seat heater*, driver’s side
107
3 Seat heater*, front passenger side
107
10 Hazard warning flasher
switch
4 Rear window sunshade*
160
5 Central locking switch
100
11 PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
warning lamp
6 Opening/closing button
for storage tray or CD
changer*, see separate operating instructions
227
7 Rear seat head restraints
switch, folding down
104
115
67
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At a glance
Center console
Lower part
Item
1 Ashtray
2 KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button
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Page
231
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3 Selector lever for automatic transmission
43,
151
4 Parking assist (Parktronic
system)* deactivation
switch
212
5 Adaptive damping system
(ADS)* switch
209
Item
Page
6 Vehicle level control
switch*
209
7 Thumbwheel for setting
distance for Distronic*
204
8 Distance warning function* on/off switch
205
9 Program mode selector for
automatic transmission
155
At a glance
Overhead control panel
Overhead control panel
Item
Page
Item
Page
1 Rear interior lighting
on/off
116
7 Tele Aid (emergency call
system) button
234
2 Automatic interior lighting
116
8 Rear view mirror
157
3 Front interior lighting
on/off
116
9 Reading lamps
116
10 Garage door opener
4 Temperature sensor
11 Tow-away alarm button
5 Right reading lamp on/off
116
12 Ambient lighting
6 Sliding/pop-up roof* or
panorama sliding/pop-up
roof*
187,
190
13 Interior lighting
14 Left reading lamp on/off
243
82
140
117
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At a glance
Door control panel
Door control panel
Item
1 Door handle
93
2 Seat adjustment
35
3 Memory function (for storing seat, mirror and steering wheel settings)
4 Exterior rear view mirror
adjustment
28
Page
109
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5 Switches for opening/
closing front and rear side
windows, rear window
override switch
184
6 Trunk lid release switch,
Trunk lid opening/closing
system*
94
Getting started
Unlocking
Adjusting
Driving
Parking and locking
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Getting started
Unlocking
Unlocking
The "Getting started" section provides an
overview of the vehicle’s most basic functions. First-time Mercedes-Benz owners
should pay special attention to the information given here.
Unlocking with the SmartKey
Press unlock button Πon the key.
All turn signal lamps blink 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 help you with further information. The corresponding page references are at the end of each segment.
Get in the vehicle and insert the key in
the starter switch.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 86).
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button for trunk lid
3 ΠUnlock button
4 Â Panic button (컄 page 72)
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왘
Getting started
Unlocking
Starter switch positions
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with
you 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 serious
personal injury.
Starter switch
0 For removing key
1 Power supply to some electrical consumers, such as seat adjustment
2 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position
3 Starting position
i
The SmartKey can only be removed
from the starter switch with the gear
selector lever in position P.
!
If the key is left in starter switch
position 0 for an extended period of
time, it can no longer be turned in the
starter switch.
왘
Remove the key from the starter
switch and reinsert.
If the key can still not be turned, the
battery may not be sufficiently
charged.
왘
Check the battery and charge it
if necessary (컄 page 266).
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 346).
To prevent accelerated battery discharge or a completely discharged battery, always remove the key from the
starter switch.
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Getting started
Unlocking
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*
Your vehicle comes supplied with two
SmartKeys with remote controls and a removable mechanical key. The locking tabs
for the mechanical key portion of the two
keys are a different color to help distinguish each key unit.
The function of the SmartKey overrules the
KEYLESS-GO function.
If you have the KEYLESS-GO function, your
vehicle checks whether the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO is valid when you grasp the
door handle. If your key is valid, the doors
will unlock, and you can open them.
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i
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To unlock the vehicle, the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO must be outside the
vehicle, no further than approx. 3 feet
(1 meter) away from the door.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle always take the
key and the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
serious personal injury.
Grasp the door handle.
The turn signal lamps blink once. The
locking knobs on the doors move up.
Pressing the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button on the selector lever corresponds to
turning the key to the various starter
switch positions.
Getting started
Unlocking
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
Do not depress the brake pedal.
Position 1
왘
1 KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
Before you press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button, the vehicle’s on-board
electronics have status 0 (as with key removed).
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button once.
This supplies power to some electrical
consumers, such as seat adjustment.
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If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button twice, the power
supply is again switched off.
Ignition (or position 2)
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button twice.
This supplies power to all electrical
consumers. All the lights in the instrument cluster light up.
i
If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button once, the power supply is again switched off.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 89).
For information on starting the engine using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button,
see "Starting with KEYLESS-GO"
(컄 page 44).
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Getting started
Adjusting
Adjusting
Warning!
G
All seat, head restraint, steering wheel, and
rear view mirror adjustments, as well as fastening of seat belts, must be done before
the vehicle is put into motion.
G
Do not adjust the driver’s seat while driving.
Adjusting the seat while driving could cause
the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
back reclined. Sitting in an excessively reclined position can be dangerous. You could
slide under the seat belt in a collision. If you
slide under it, the belt would apply force at
the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or fatal injuries. The seat back and seat
belts provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in an upright position and belts are
properly positioned on the body.
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Never place hands under the seat or near
any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Warning!
Seats
Warning!
Your seat must be adjusted so that you can
correctly fasten your seat belt (컄 page 40).
G
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with
you, and lock your vehicle.
The power seats can also be operated with
the driver’s or passenger door open. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may
cause serious personal injury.
Warning!
G
Children 12 years old and under must never
ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM
compatible child seat, which operates with
the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the passenger front airbag when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the airbag when it inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or
fatal injury will result.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Infants and small children
must ride in back seats and be seated in an
appropriate infant or child restraint system,
which is properly secured with the vehicle’s
seat belt, fully in accordance with the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Getting started
Adjusting
Infants and small children must be seated in
an appropriate infant or child restraint system, which is properly secured with the vehicle’s seat belt, fully in accordance with the
child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Seat adjustment
왘
The seat adjustment switches are located
in each door.
Seat height
왘
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.
Open the driver’s or passenger door.
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 2.
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
1 Seat fore and aft adjustment
2 Seat height
3 Seat cushion tilt
4 Backrest tilt
5 Head restraint height
왘
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
or
왘
Press the KEYLESS GO* start/stop
button once or twice.
or
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 1.
Adjust 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.
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When moving the seat, be sure that
there are no items in the footwell or behind the seats. Otherwise you could
damage the seats.
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Getting started
Adjusting
왘
Seat cushion tilt
왘
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 3 until your upper legs
are lightly supported.
Press the switch up or down in the direction of arrow 5.
Front head restraint tilt
Backrest tilt
왘
For safety reasons, always drive with the
rear head restraints in the upright position
when the rear seats are occupied.
!
The rear seat head restraints cannot be
adjusted.
Front head restraint height
G
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint to support the back of
the head approximately at ear level.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
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G
Keep the area around head restraints clear
of articles (e.g. clothing) to not obstruct the
folding operation of the head restraints.
Press the switch forward or backward
in the direction of arrow 4 until your
arms are slightly angled when holding
the steering wheel.
Warning!
Warning!
왘
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint. Push or pull on the lower
edge of the head restraint cushion.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 102).
Rear seat head restraints
The rear seat head restraints can be folded
backward for increased visibility.
Getting started
Adjusting
Folding rear head restraints back with
switch in the center console
Placing rear head restraints upright
Steering wheel
Warning!
G
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving could cause the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
왘
1 Head restraint release switch
왘
Turn the electric key in starter switch
to position 1 or 2.
왘
Press the symbol-side on rocker
switch 1 to release the head restraints.
The head restraints will fold backward.
Pull the head restraint forward until it
locks into position.
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with
you and lock your vehicle.
The electrical steering wheel adjustment
feature can also be operated with the driver’s door open. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause serious personal
injury.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Steering wheel adjustment
Steering column, lengthen or shorten
The stalk is located on the steering column
(lower left).
왘
Move stalk forward or backward in the
direction of arrow 1 until a comfortable
steering wheel position is reached with
your arms slightly bent at the elbow.
Mirrors
Adjust the inside and exterior rear view
mirrors before driving so that you have a
good view of the road and traffic conditions.
Steering column, height
왘
1 Steering column stalk, adjusts length
2 Steering column stalk, adjusts height
왘
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
or
왘
Press the KEYLESS GO* start/stop
button once or twice.
or
왘
Open the driver or passenger door.
Move the stalk up or down in the direction of arrow 2. Make sure that your
legs can move freely and that all the
displays (including malfunction and indicator lamps) on the instrument cluster are clearly visible.
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.
Inside rear view mirror
왘
Manually adjust the inside rear view
mirror.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 157).
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Getting started
Adjusting
Exterior rear view mirror
Warning!
The buttons are on the driver’s door.
If an exterior rear view mirror housing
is forcibly pushed forward or backward,
reposition it by applying firm pressure
until it snaps into place. The mirror
housing is now properly positioned and
you can adjust the mirror normally.
G
Exercise care when using the passenger
side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror
surface is convex (outwardly curved surface
for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror
are closer than they appear. Check your inside rear view mirror or glance over your
shoulder before changing lanes.
!
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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1 Passenger side mirror
2 Adjustment button
3 Driver’s side mirror
왘
Make sure that the ignition is switched
on.
At low ambient temperatures, the mirrors will be heated automatically.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 157).
All the lights in the instrument cluster
light up.
왘
Press button 3 for the left mirror or
button 1 for the right mirror.
왘
Push adjustment button 2 up, down,
left or right according to the setting desired.
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Getting started
Driving
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 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 passenger should always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your injuries
can be considerably more severe without
your seat belt properly buckled. Without
your seat belt buckled, you are much more
likely to hit the interior of the vehicle or be
ejected from it. You can be seriously injured
or killed.
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In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are wearing your
seat belt. The airbags can only protect as expected if the occupants are using their seat
belts (컄 page 61).
Warning!
G
Children 12 years old and under must never
ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized BabySmartTM
compatible child seat, which operates with
the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the passenger front airbag when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the airbag when it inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or
fatal injury will result.
Getting started
Driving
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Infants and small children
must ride in back seats and be seated in an
appropriate infant or child restraint system,
which is properly secured with the vehicle’s
seat belt, fully in accordance with the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
Warning!
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the backrest reclined. Sitting in an excessively reclined position 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 backrest and
seat belt provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in an upright position and the belt
is properly positioned on the body.
Warning!
Warning!
G
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Be sure
everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt.
G
G
Read and observe the additional warning notices printed in the “Safety and security”
section (컄 page 61).
1 Retractor
2 Latch plate
3 Buckle
4 Release button
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Getting started
Driving
왘
Place the belt over your shoulder.
Proper use of seat belts
왘
Push latch plate 2 into buckle 3 until it
clicks.
앫
Do not twist the belt when fastening.
앫
왘
If necessary, tighten the lap portion to
a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion
up.
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).
Belt outlet height adjustment
1 Release button
왘
Press release button 1 and move the
seat belt height adjuster upward or
downward.
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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.
앫
Each seat belt should never be used for
more than one person at a time.
앫
Do not fasten a seat belt around a person and another object at the same
time.
앫
Check your seat belt during travel to
ensure that it is properly positioned.
앫
Ensure that the seat belt is always fitted snugly. You should avoid wearing
bulky clothing, such as winter coats,
when traveling in the vehicle.
Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
Starting the engine
Automatic transmission
G
Do not pass belts over sharp edges. They
could tear.
Warning!
Do not allow the belt to get caught in the
door or in the seat adjustment mechanism.
This could damage the belt.
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide, and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and lead to death.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effectiveness of the belts.
Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while driving,
have the cause determined and corrected
immediately. If you must drive under these
conditions, drive only with at least one window fully open.
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position with selector lever lock
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
왘
Make sure that the gear selector lever
is set to P.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 151).
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Getting started
Driving
Starting with the key
왘
Starting difficulties
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 3 and hold until the engine
starts (컄 page 31).
!
Ensure that the brake pedal is depressed when starting the engine.
i
If the engine does not start as described,
carry out the following steps:
You can also use the "touch-start" function. Turn the key to position 3 and release it again immediately. The engine
then starts automatically.
왘
If you are starting the engine with the
key, turn key in starter switch to
position 0 and repeat starting procedure.
왘
If you are starting the engine with
KEYLESS-GO*: Close any doors that
may be open to allow for better detection of the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
Or:
Start the engine with the key as radio
signals from another source may be interfering with the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Repeat the starting procedure
(컄 page 43). Remember that extended
starting attempts can drain the battery.
1 KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
The selector lever lock is released.
For information on turning off the engine
with the key, see “Turning off the engine”
(컄 page 51).
Starting with KEYLESS-GO*
You can start your vehicle without a key
using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
on the gear selector lever.
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Depress the brake pedal during the
starting procedure. Do not depress accelerator.
The selector lever lock is released.
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button 1 once.
The engine starts automatically.
For information on turning off the engine
with KEYLESS-GO, see “Turning off with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 53).
Getting started
Driving
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 346).
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
Center.
Parking brake
Warning!
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with
you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could
release the parking brake, which could result in an accident or serious injury.
왘
Release the parking brake by pulling on
handle 2.
The indicator lamp ; (USA only) or
3 (Canada only) in the clock goes
out.
1 Parking brake pedal
2 Parking brake release handle
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G
Wait for the gear selection process to
complete before setting the vehicle in
motion.
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.
i
You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
Driving
!
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Move selector lever to position D or R.
If you hear a warning signal when driving off, you have forgotten to release
the parking brake.
Release the parking brake.
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Getting started
Driving
After a cold start the automatic transmission engages at a higher revolution. This allows the catalytic converter to reach its
operating temperature earlier.
Warning!
More information on driving can be found
in the "Operation" section (컄 page 249).
Switching on headlamps
Turn signals and high beam
The combination switch is on the left of the
steering column.
G
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control.
Warning!
G
It is dangerous to shift the selector lever out
of P or N if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate
quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose
control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and when your right
foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
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Exterior lamp switch
1 Off
2 Low beam headlamps on
왘
Turn the switch to B.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 112).
Combination switch
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
왘
Press the combination switch up 1 or
down 2.
i
To signal minor directional changes,
move combination switch to point of
resistance only and release. The turn
signal blinks three times.
Getting started
Driving
High beam
왘
Push the combination switch forward.
The high beam headlights are switched
on.
The high beam symbol A in the
tachometer lights up.
Windshield wipers
The combination switch is on the left of the
steering column.
0 Windshield wipers off
I
Intermittent wiping (interval dependent on wetness of windshield)
II Normal wiper speed
III Fast wiper speed
i
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 115).
Combination switch
1 Single wipe
2 Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Make sure that the ignition is switched
on.
Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Turn the combination switch to the desired position depending on the intensity of the rain.
The intermittent wiping interval is dependent on wetness of windshield.
Wiping will not occur with a door open.
Do not leave windshield wipers in intermittent setting when vehicle is taken to
an automatic car wash or during windshield cleaning. Wipers will operate in
the presence of water sprayed on the
windshield, and wipers may be damaged as a result.
The switch should not be left in intermittent setting as the wipers will wipe
the windshield once every time the engine is started. Dust that accumulates
on the windshield might scratch the
glass when wiping occurs on a dry
windshield.
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Getting started
Driving
Single wipe
!
왘
Press switch briefly in the direction of
arrow 1.
If leaves, snow, etc. block the windshield wipers, switch off the wipers.
The engine runs erratically and misfires
The windshield wipers wipe one time
without washer fluid.
앫
앫
An ignition cable may be damaged.
앫
The engine electronics may not be operating properly.
Turn the windshield wipers on
again.
앫
Unburned gasoline may have entered
the catalytic converter and damaged it.
If windshield wipers fail to function at
all in switch position I,
왘
Give very little gas.
왘
Have the problem repaired by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
왘
Push switch in the direction of arrow 1
past the resistance point.
The windshield wiper operates with
washer fluid.
Information on filling up the washer reservoir can be found in the "Operation" section (컄 page 267).
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앫
Problems while driving
For safety reasons, withdraw key
from starter switch. Remove blockage.
앫
Set the combination switch to the
next highest wiper speed.
앫
Have the windshield wipers
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Getting started
Driving
The coolant temperature is over 248°F
(120°C)
The coolant is too hot and is no longer
cooling the engine.
왘
왘
Stop the vehicle as soon as possible
and turn off the engine. Allow engine
and coolant to cool.
Check the coolant level and add coolant if necessary (컄 page 264).
In case of accident
If no damage can be determined on the
If the vehicle is leaking gasoline:
앫
major assemblies
왘
Do not start the engine under any circumstances.
앫
fuel system
앫
engine mount
왘
Notify local fire and/or police authorities.
왘
Start the engine in the usual manner.
If the extent of the damage cannot be determined:
왘
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Getting started
Parking and locking
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 starter switch. 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
systems. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to stop or steer the vehicle.
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Warning!
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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:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move the 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 starter switch position 0
and remove, or press start-/stop button
(vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*).
앫
Take the key or the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) and lock vehicle when leaving.
1 Parking brake
2 Release handle
왘
Step firmly on parking brake 1.
When the engine is running, the indicator lamp ; (USA only) or 3
(Canada only) in the instrument cluster
will be illuminated.
Getting started
Parking and locking
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with
you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children could
release the parking brake and/or move the
gear selector lever from position P, either of
which could result in an accident or serious
injury.
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Getting out of your vehicle with the selector
lever not fully engaged in position P is dangerous. Also, when parked on an incline,
position P alone may not prevent your vehicle from moving, possibly hitting people or
objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P.
When parked on an incline, turn front wheels
towards the road curb.
Switching off headlamps
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Turn the switch to M (컄 page 46).
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 112).
Turning off the engine
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Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
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Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting to position P.
On steep slopes, turn the front wheels
towards the curb.
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Getting started
Parking and locking
Turning off with the key
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왘
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 0 and remove it.
The immobilizer is activated.
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 41).
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The SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) can only
be removed from the starter switch
with the gear selector lever in
position P.
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With the SmartKey removed and the
driver’s door open, a warning sounds if
the vehicle’s exterior lamps are not
switched off.
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To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the door
openings when closing the doors. Be especially careful when small children are
around.
Before closing doors, ensure that there is no
possibility of someone getting caught in a
door during closing.
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After exiting the vehicle press the lock
button ‹ on the key (컄 page 30).
The locking knobs on the doors move
down. The turn signal indicators light
up briefly.
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When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch and lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in
the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle may
cause serious personal injury.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 86).
Getting started
Parking and locking
Turning off with KEYLESS-GO*
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Place the gear selector lever in P.
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Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button until the engine shuts off.
With the driver's door closed, the starter switch is now in position 1. With the
driver’s door opened, the starter switch
is set to position 0, same as key removed from starter switch
(컄 page 31).
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Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 41).
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If you hear a warning signal you have either
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forgotten to turn off the lights, or
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not put the gear selector lever in P
before opening the driver’s door.
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To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the door
openings when closing the doors. Be especially careful when small children are
around.
Before closing doors, ensure that there is no
possibility of someone getting caught in a
door during closing.
1 Lock button on the door handle
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After exiting the vehicle, press lock
button 1 on the door handle or on the
trunk lid.
The locking knobs on the doors move
down. The turn signal indicators light
up briefly
Turn off the lights or place the gear selector lever in P.
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When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with
you, and lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised
use of vehicle equipment may cause serious
personal injury.
More information can be found in the
"Controls in detail" section (컄 page 89).
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Occupant safety
Panic alarm
Driving safety systems
Anti-theft systems
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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
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 65).
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The 1 warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up for about 4 seconds when
you turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2 or press the KEYLESS-GO*
(if so equipped) start/stop button once or
twice. 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
4 seconds or if it comes on thereafter, a
malfunction in the system has been detected.
More information can be found in the
"Practical hints" section (컄 page 290).
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In the event that the SRS malfunction indicator lamp lights up during driving or does not
come at all, the SRS may not be operational.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center immediately to have the system
checked; otherwise the SRS may not be activated when needed in an accident, which
could result in serious or fatal injury, or it
might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could also result in injury.
Improper work on the restraint systems, including incorrect installation and removal,
can lead to possible injury through an unintended activation of the SRS.
In addition, through improper work there is
a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or
causing unintended airbag deployment.
Work on the SRS must therefore only be performed by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Airbags
Warning!
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Airbags are designed to reduce the potential
of injury 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 SRS temporarily releases a small amount of dust from the airbags.
This dust, however, is neither injurious to
your health, nor does it indicate a fire in the
vehicle. The dust might cause some temporary breathing difficulty for people with asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid this,
you may wish to get out of the vehicle as
soon as it is safe to do so. If you have any
breathing difficulty but cannot get out of the
vehicle after the airbag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
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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 your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Do not lean with your head or chest
close to the steering wheel or dashboard.
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Keep hands on the outside of steering
wheel rim. Placing hands and arms inside the rim can increase the risk and
potential severity of hand/arm injury
when driver front airbag inflates.
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Adjust the front passenger seat as far as
possible rearward from the dashboard
when the seat is occupied.
To reduce the risk of injury when the front
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 ensure that it is properly
positioned on your body.
Since the airbag inflates with considerable
speed and force, a proper seating and hands
on steering wheel position will help to keep
you at a safe distance from the airbag. Occupants who are unbelted, out of position or
too close to the airbag can be seriously injured by an airbag as it inflates with great
force in the blink of an eye:
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Sit properly belted in an upright position
with your back against the backrest.
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Occupants, especially children, should
never lean their heads in the area of the
door where the side airbag inflates. This
could result in serious injuries or death
should the airbag be triggered. Always
sit upright, properly use the seat belts
and appropriate size infant or child restraint system.
Children 12 years old and under must
never ride in the front seat, except in a
Mercedes-Benz authorized
BabySmartTM compatible child seat,
which operates with the BabySmartTM
system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the passenger front airbag when it
is properly installed. Otherwise they will
be struck by the airbag when it inflates
in a crash. If this happens, serious or fatal injury will result.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in severe injuries to you or other occupants.
If you sell your vehicle you are responsible
to make the buyer aware of these points. Be
sure to give the buyer this Operator’s Manual.
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result in serious injuries or death should
the side airbag be activated.
Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in an automobile is in the
rear seat. Should you choose to place a child
12 years old or under in the front passenger
seat of your vehicle, you must properly use
a BabySmartTM child restraint which will
turn off the passenger front airbag. BabySmartTM will not, however, turn off any side
impact airbag.
(2) Always sit upright, properly use the seat
belts and use an appropriately sized infant or child restraint system for all children 12 years old or under.
Warning!
It should be noted that with respect to both
front and rear side impact airbags there is a
possibility for a side airbag related injury if
occupants, especially children, are not properly seated or restrained when next to a side
airbag which needs to deploy rapidly in a
side impact in order to do its job.
To help avoid the possibility of injury, please
follow these guidelines:
(1) Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door where the
side airbag inflates. This could
(3) Always wear seat belts properly.
If you believe that, even with the use of
these guidelines, it would be safer for your
rear seat occupants to have the rear mounted side airbags deactivated, then deactivation can be accomplished upon your written
request to do so at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center at an additional cost.
Please contact your local authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center or call our Customer
Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
(1-800-367-6372) for details.
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Airbags are designed to activate only in
certain frontal impacts (front air bags),
side impacts (side impact and head
protection window curtain airbags)
which exceed preset thresholds and in
rollovers (head protection window curtain airbags). Only during these events
will they provide their supplemental
protection.
The driver and passengers should always wear their seat belts. Otherwise it
is not possible for airbags to provide
their supplemental protection.
We caution you not to rely on the presence of the airbags in order to avoid
wearing your seat belt.
Your vehicle was originally equipped
with airbags that are designed to activate in certain impacts exceeding a
preset threshold to reduce the potential and severity of injury. It is important
to your safety and that of your passengers that you replace deployed airbags
and repair any malfunctioning airbags
to ensure that the vehicle will continue
to provide supplemental crash protection for occupants.
Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
emergency tensioning device and
airbag
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Damaged seat belts or belts that were
highly stressed in an accident must be
replaced and their anchoring points
must also be checked. Use only belts installed or supplied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Airbags and ETDs are designed to function on a one-time-only basis. An airbag
In case of other types of impacts and
impacts below air bag deployment
thresholds, airbags will not be activated. The driver and passenger will then
be protected to the extent possible by
a properly fastened seat belt. A properly fastened seat belt is also needed to
provide the best possible protection in
a rollover.
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or emergency tensioning device (ETD)
that was activated must be replaced.
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No modifications of any kind may be
made to any components or wiring of
the SRS. This includes changing or removing any component or part of the
SRS, the installation of additional trim
material, badges etc. over the steering
wheel hub, front passenger airbag cover, door trim panels, or door frame
trims, and installation of additional electrical/electronic equipment on or near
SRS components and wiring. Keep area
between airbags and occupants free
from objects (e.g. packages, purses,
umbrellas, etc.).
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Do not pass belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
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Do not make any modification that could
change the effectiveness of the belts.
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Do not 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.
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An airbag system component within the
steering wheel gets hot after the airbag
has inflated. Do not touch.
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Improper work on the system, including
incorrect installation and removal, can
lead to possible injury through an unintended activation of the SRS.
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In addition, through improper work
there is a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or causing unintended airbag deployment. Work on the SRS must
therefore only be performed by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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For your protection and the protection
of others, when scrapping the airbag
unit or emergency tensioning device,
our safety instructions must be followed. These instructions are available
from your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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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.
When you sell your vehicle we strongly
urge you to give notice to the subsequent
owner that it is equipped with an SRS by
alerting them to the applicable section in
the Operator’s Manual.
Front airbags
1 Driver airbag
2 Passenger airbag
Driver and 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
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independently of the side impact airbags
Side impact airbags, window curtain
airbags
The airbags will not deploy in impacts
which do not exceed the system’s deployment thresholds. You will then be protected by the fastened seat belts.
Seat belts
The front passenger airbag will only be deployed if:
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the front passenger seat is occupied
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the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp in the center console is not lit
(컄 page 67)
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Do not place objects heavier than 20
lbs (9 kg) on the front passenger seat.
This could cause the front or side impact airbag on the front passenger side
to deploy in a crash which exceeds the
system's deployment threshold.
The side impact airbags are not deployed
in impacts which do not exceed the system’s deployment threshold.
1 Side impact airbags
2 Window curtain airbag
The side impact airbags and window curtain airbags are deployed:
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on the impacted side of the vehicle
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in impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold
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independently of the front airbags
The front passenger side airbag will only
deploy if the system senses that the front
passenger seat is occupied.
The seat belt nonusage warning lamp <
in the instrument cluster lights up and a
warning sounds for a short time when you
turn the key in the starter switch to
position 2 or press the KEYLESS-GO* (if so
equipped) start/stop button twice and the
drivers seat belt is not fastened.
After starting the engine the seat belt nonusage warning lamp blinks for a brief period to remind the driver and passengers to
fasten the seat belts.
The use of seat belts and infant and child
restraint systems is required by law in
most states 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.
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Occupant safety
Information on fastening seat belts is
found in the "Getting started" section
(컄 page 40).
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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 65).
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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.
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Never ride in a moving vehicle with the backrest reclined. Sitting in an excessively reclined position 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 backrest and
seat belt provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in an upright position and the belt
is properly positioned on the body.
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Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Be sure
everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly restrained with a separate seat belt.
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Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced
and their anchoring points must also be
checked.
Warning!
Have all work carried out only by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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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.
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Never wear belts over rigid or breakable
objects in or on your clothing, such as
eyeglasses, pens, keys etc., as these
might cause injuries.
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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.
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.
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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,
front passenger airbag, side impact airbags, head protection window curtain
airbags for side windows), ETD (seat belt
emergency tensioning device), and front
seat knee bolsters. The system is designed to enhance the protection offered to properly belted occupants in
certain frontal (front airbags) and side
(side impact and window curtain airbags) impacts which exceed preset deployment thresholds.
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.
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Each seat belt should never be used for
more than one person at a time. Do not
fasten a seat belt around a person and
another person or other objects.
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.
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.
Never place your feet on the instrument
panel or on the seat. Always keep both
feet on the floor in front of the seat.
Emergency tensioning device (ETD),
seat belt force limiter
The seat belts for the front and rear outer
seats are equipped with emergency tensioning devices and belt force limiters.
The ETD is designed to activate in the following cases when the seat belts are 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.
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In frontal or rear-end impacts exceeding a preset severity level
An emergency tensioning device (ETD) that
was activated must be replaced.
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If the ignition is switched on
When scrapping the emergency tensioning
device, our safety instructions must be followed. These are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Do not place objects heavier than 20
lbs (9 kg) on the front passenger seat.
This could cause the front or side impact airbag on the front passenger side
to deploy in a crash which exceeds the
system's deployment threshold.
Automatic comfort-fit feature seat belt
An automatic comfort-fit feature for front
seats reduces the retracting force of the
seat belts when they are in normal use.
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 and recommended for
use by Mercedes-Benz.
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Ensure that 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
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Infant and child restraint systems
Use only a BabySmartTM compatible child
restraint for the front passenger seat in
this vehicle.
We recommend all infants and children be
properly restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.
All lap-shoulder belts except the driver’s
seat belt have special seat belt retractors
for secure fastening of child restraints.
To fasten a child restraint, follow child restraint instructions for mounting. Then pull
the shoulder belt out completely and let it
retract. During seat belt retraction, a ratcheting sound can be heard to indicate that
the special seat belt retractor is activated.
The belt is now locked. Push down on child
restraint to take up any slack.
To deactivate, release seat belt buckle and
let seat belt retract completely. The seat
belt can again be used in the usual manner.
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Information on child seats with mounting fittings for tether anchorages
(컄 page 69).
For information on LATCH-type child
seat mounts (컄 page 70).
BabySmart TM is a trademark of Siemens
Automotive Corp.
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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.
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The use of infant or child restraints is
required by law in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. territories
and all Canadian provinces.
Infants and small children should be
seated in an appropriate infant or child
restraint system properly secured by a
lap-shoulder belt or, if so equipped, a
child restraint lower anchorage system
that complies with U.S. Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 225
and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard 213.
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A statement by the child restraint manufacturer of compliance with this standard can be found on the instruction
label on the restraint and in the instruction manual provided with the restraint.
When using any infant or child restraint
system, be sure to carefully read and
follow all manufacturer’s instructions
for installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to the inside of the vehicle and to
infant or child restraints.
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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 will result.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating positions. Infants and small children
must ride in back seats and be seated in an
appropriate infant or child restraint system,
which is properly secured with the vehicle’s
seat belt, fully in accordance with the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
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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.
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 serious
personal injury.
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
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. to
the point where a lap/shoulder belt fits
properly without one.
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.
Special BabySmartTM compatible child
seats, designed for use with the
Mercedes-Benz system and available at
any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center are
required for use with the BabySmartTM airbag deactivation system. With the special
child seat properly installed, the passenger
front airbag will not deploy.
The PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp 1 located in the center console will
be illuminated, except with the key removed or in starter switch position 0.
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The system does not deactivate the
side impact airbag.
1 Indicator lamp
BabySmartTM is a trademark of Siemens Automotive
Corp.
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Self-test BabySmartTM without special
child seat installed
After turning the key in the starter switch
to position 1 or 2 or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) start/stop
button once or twice, PASSENGER AIRBAG
OFF indicator lamp 1 located in the center
console lights up for approx. 6 seconds
and then goes out.
If the indicator lamp should not come on or
is continuously lit, the system is not functioning. You must see an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center before seating any
child on the passenger seat.
More information can be found in the
"Practical hints" section (컄 page 294).
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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.
When using a BabySmartTM compatible
child seat on the front passenger seat, the
front passenger airbag will not deploy only if
the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp
remains illuminated.
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.
Please be sure to check the indicator every
time you use the special system child seat.
Should the light go out while the restraint is
installed, please check installation. If the
light remains out, do not use the
BabySmartTM restraint to transport children
on the front passenger seat until the system
has been repaired.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
installation of special child seats.
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Do not place powered-on laptops, cell
phones and like electronic devices on the
front passenger seat. Signals from such devices may interfere with the BabySmartTM
system. Such signal interference may cause
the PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp
not to come on during self-test or be continuously lit, indicating that the system is not
functioning.
Installation of infant and child restraint
systems
This vehicle is equipped with tether anchorages for a top tether strap at each of
the rear seating positions.
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For safety, make sure that the hook 2
has attached to the ring 3 beyond the
safety catch.
Not foldable rear seat backrest
Foldable rear seat backrest*
Vehicles without foldable rear seat backrests
Vehicles with foldable rear seat backrests
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Fold rear seat backrest slightly forward.
Guide tether strap between head restraints.
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Guide tether strap between head restraints.
Securely fasten the hook 2 to the anchorage ring 3.
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Securely fasten the hook 2 to the anchorage ring 3.
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Swing rear seat backrest to the rear until it engages.
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Check the rear seat backrest to be
locked in its upright position
(컄 page 302).
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Remove cover 1 from anchorage ring.
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Occupant safety
Child seat anchors - "LATCH" type
This vehicle is equipped with two LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
type anchors (at each of the outer rear
seats) for the installing of a "LATCH" child
seat with the matching anchor fittings.
The anchors are located behind an upholstery blend.
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Install child seat according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Make sure that the seat belt for the
center seat can operate freely with a
child seat installed.
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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.
Warning!
1 Indicates the position of the anchors
2 Anchors
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G
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. to
the point where a lap/shoulder belt fits
properly without one.
Install child seat according to manufacturer’s instructions.
The child seat must be firmly attached in the
right and left side anchors 2.
An incorrectly mounted child seat may come
loose during an accident which could result
in serious injury or death to your child.
Damaged or impact damaged child seats or
child seat mounting fittings must be replaced.
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, even if the children are secured in a
child restraint system.
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Occupant safety
Blocking of rear door window operation
!
Operation of the rear door windows
with the switches located on the door
control panel of the driver‘s door is still
possible.
Warning!
1 Override switch
2 Indicator lamp
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Press override switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 lights up. The rear
door windows can no longer be operated using the switches located in the
rear doors.
For more information on power windows,
see the "Controls in detail" section
(컄 page 184).
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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.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the starter switch, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in
the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause serious personal injury.
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Panic alarm
Panic alarm
An audible alarm and blinking exterior
lamps will operate for approximately
2½ minutes.
Activating
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Press and hold button 1 for at least one
second.
Deactivating
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Press button 1 again.
or
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1 Â button
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Insert key in starter switch.
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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
Driving safety systems
In this section you will find information on
the following driving safety systems:
Warning!
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ABS
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ABS (Antilock Brake System)
BAS (Brake Assist System)
The following factors increase the risk of accidents:
Warning!
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ESP (Electronic Stability Program)
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Excessive speed, especially in turns
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SBC (Sensotronic Brake Control)
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Wet and slippery road surfaces
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Following another vehicle too closely
Do not pump the brake pedal. Use firm,
steady brake pedal pressure instead. Pumping the brake pedal defeats the purpose of
the ABS and significantly reduces braking
effectiveness.
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In winter operation, the maximum effectiveness of the ABS and the ESP is
only achieved with winter tires (M+S
tires), or snow chains as required.
The ABS, BAS, ESP and SBC cannot reduce
this risk.
Always adjust your driving style to the prevailing road and weather conditions.
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The 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.
If the ABS activates during braking, the
ESP warning lamp v in the instrument
cluster dial flashes. Because of the SBC
brake system, you will not feel any pulsation in the brake pedal.
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Driving safety systems
Continuos steady brake pedal pressure
yields the advantagesprovided by the ABS,
namely braking power and ability to steer
the vehicle.
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To alert following vehicles to slippery
road conditions you discover, operate
your hazard warning flashers as appropriate.
The - warning lamp in the instrument
cluster lights up when you turn the key in
the starter switch to position 2 or press
the KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped)
start/stop button twice. It goes out when
the engine is running.
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. The
ABS cannot prevent accidents, including
those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, following another vehicle too closely,
or aquaplaning. 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.
More information can be found in the
"Practical hints" section (컄 page 289).
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BAS
The Brake Assist System (BAS) operates in
emergency situations. If you apply the
brakes very quickly, the BAS automatically
provides full brake boost, thereby potentially reducing the braking distance. Apply
continuous full braking pressure until the
emergency braking situation is over. The
ABS will prevent the wheels from locking.
When you release the brake pedal, the
brakes function again as normal. The BAS
is then deactivated.
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Driving safety systems
Warning!
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The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes
and tires or the traction. The BAS cannot
prevent accidents, including those resulting
from excessive speed in turns, following another vehicle too closely, or aquaplaning.
Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can
prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BAS
equipped vehicle must never be exploited in
a reckless or dangerous manner which
could jeopardize the user’s safety or the
safety of others.
ESP
Warning!
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
monitors the vehicle's traction (force of
adhesive friction between the tires and the
road surface) and handling.
The ESP recognizes when a wheel is spinning or if the vehicle starts to skid. By applying brakes to the appropriate wheel and
by limiting engine output, the ESP works to
stabilize the vehicle. The ESP is especially
useful during take-off and on wet or slippery road surfaces.
The ESP warning lamp v in the instrument cluster flashes when the ESP is engaged.
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Never switch off the ESP when you see the
ESP warning lamp v flashing in the instrument cluster. In this case proceed as follows:
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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.
The ESP warning lamp v in the instrument cluster lights up when you turn the
key in the starter switch to position 2 or
press the KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped)
start/stop button twice. It goes out when
the engine is running.
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Driving safety systems
Warning!
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The ESP cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase the traction afforded. The ESP
cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, or
aquaplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESP equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
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Switching off the ESP
Because of the ESP’s automatic operation, the engine must be shut off (key in
starter switch position 0 or 1) when:
앫
the parking brake is being tested on
a brake test dynamometer
앫
the vehicle is being towed with the
front axle raised
Active braking action through the ESP
may otherwise seriously damage the
rear axle brake system.
The ESP will only function properly if
you use wheels of the recommended
tire size.
More information can be found in the
"Practical hints" section (컄 page 288).
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Warning!
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The ESP should not be switched off during
normal driving other than in the circumstances described below. Disabling of the
system will reduce vehicle stability in standard driving maneuvers.
To improve the vehicle's traction, turn off
the ESP in driving situations where it would
be advantageous to have wheels cut into
surfaces for better grip such as:
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starting out on slippery surfaces and in
deep snow in conjunction with snow
chains
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in sand or gravel
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Driving safety systems
The switch is located on the center console.
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The SBC brake system
Avoid spinning of one drive wheel for
an extended period with the ESP
switched off. This may cause serious
damage to the drive train which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
The SBC brake system combines a hydraulic brake circuit with electronically controlled brake servo assistance. You have
increased braking safety and improved
braking comfort.
Warning!
1 ESP off/on
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Press button 1.
The ESP warning lamp v, located in
the instrument cluster comes on.
Some functions of the ESP remain active,
even when the button is in the OFF position.
The ESP warning lamp v in the instrument cluster starts to flash at any speed as
soon as the tires lose traction.
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When the ESP warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP is
switched off.
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions and to the non-operating
status of the ESP.
Warning!
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Never ignore a brake malfunction indicated
in the speedometer display, for example by
the ; (USA only) or 3 (Canada only)
indicator lamp. Refer to the "Practical hints"
section (컄 page 291). Also read and observe the messages in the instrument cluster display (컄 page 295).
Switching on the ESP
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Press button 1.
The ESP warning lamp v in the instrument cluster goes out. You are now
again in normal driving mode.
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Warning!
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The SBC brake system requires electrical
power to operate.
A malfunction in the vehicle’s power supply
or electrical system may impair brake system operation and switch it into its
limp-home (emergency operation) mode. In
such a case, the red brake warning lamp
(컄 page 291) and warning messages in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 305) light up
while driving. To brake, the driver must then
apply significantly greater brake pedal pressure and depress the pedal much further to
obtain the expected braking effect. If necessary, apply full pressure to the brake pedal.
Brakes are only applied to the front wheels.
Stopping distance is increased!
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If there is a malfunction in the SBC brake
system, we recommend that the vehicle be
transported with all wheels off the ground
using flatbed or appropriate wheel lift/dolly
equipment. A tow bar must be used if circumstances do not permit the use of the
recommended towing methods and the vehicle requires towing with all four wheels on
the ground. Towing the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground is only permissible
for distances up to 30 miles (50 km) and at
a speed not to exceed 30 mph (50 km/h).
For more information, refer to "Towing the
vehicle" (컄 page 348).
The SBC brake system is automatically activated when you:
앫
unlock the vehicle with the key or the
KEYLESS-GO*
앫
open the driver’s or passenger door
앫
turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1
앫
in vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*, press
start/stop button on selector lever
once
앫
depress the brake pedal
앫
release the parking brake
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Driving safety systems
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If the SBC brake system is activated
when the brake pedal is first depressed, you may feel a reduced pedal
resistance and longer pedal travel than
normal. When releasing the pedal, you
may also feel the brake pedal pulsate
and you may hear a sound which is
caused by the activation of the SBC
pump. This is normal and not an indication of a malfunction. Pedal travel returns to normal when you release the
brake pedal and the sound soon ceases.
Warning!
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Have brake pad replacement and other work
on the SBC brake system carried out by
qualified technicians only. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for further
information. The SBC brake system must be
deactivated prior to working on the system.
High pressure is intermittently built up in the
system as part of its automatic self-test. In
addition, the system is automatically activated when the vehicle is unlocked by remote control, when the driver or passenger
door is opened, when the key in the starter
switch is turned to position 1, when the
brake pedal is depressed or when the parking brake is released. Failure to deactivate
the system prior to maintenance will cause
brake pistons to extend and brake fluid to
leak, which may result in injuries (contusions and acid burns). Extended brake pistons may also cause injury.
The SBC brake servo assistance switches
off automatically when you:
앫
turn the key in the starter switch to
position 0 or remove the key (after approximately two minutes)
앫
lock the vehicle with the SmartKey
from outside (after approximately
20 seconds)
Note on driving with the SBC
앫
Following extended periods of only minor loads to your brake system, you
should occasionally apply the brakes
when traveling at high speeds. This improves the grip of the brake pads.
Warning!
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Be very careful not to endanger other road
users when you apply the brakes.
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Driving safety systems
앫
After driving on wet or snow-covered
roads, you should apply your brakes
firmly before parking your vehicle. This
produces heat which serves to dry the
brake disks and help prevent corrosion.
앫
On long and steep grades, shift to a
lower gear (gear range 1, 2 or 3) to prevent the brakes from overheating and
to reduce brake wear.
앫
After hard braking, it is advisable to
drive on for some time so that the air
stream will cool down the brakes faster.
앫
Only Mercedes-Benz approved components (e.g. brake pads) should be installed on your vehicle. Brake pads not
approved by Mercedes-Benz may impair the safety of your vehicle.
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Anti-theft systems
Immobilizer
The immobilizer prevents unauthorized
persons from starting your vehicle.
Activating
앫
With the key: Removing the key from
the starter switch activates the immobilizer.
앫
With KEYLESS-GO*: Turning off the engine by means of the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button on the gear selector
lever activates the immobilizer.
Deactivating
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앫
With the key: Inserting the key in the
starter switch deactivates the immobilizer.
앫
With KEYLESS-GO*: Starting the engine by means of the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button on the gear selector
lever deactivates the immobilizer.
In case the engine cannot be started
(yet the vehicle’s battery is charged),
the system is not operational. Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
or call 1-800-FOR-MERCedes (in the
USA), or 1-800-387-0100 (in Canada).
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Anti-theft alarm system
Arming the alarm system
With KEYLESS-GO*
Once the alarm system has been armed, a
visual and audible alarm is triggered when
someone opens
The alarm system is armed within approx.
10 seconds after locking the vehicle. The
indicator lamp in the button for the
tow-away alarm will then blink.
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앫
a door
앫
the trunk
Disarming the alarm system
앫
the hood.
The alarm system is disarmed when you
unlock your vehicle with the remote control or KEYLESS-GO*.
The alarm system will also be triggered
when
앫
someone attempts to raise the vehicle
Canceling the alarm
앫
the vehicle is opened with the mechanical key
With the key
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If the alarm stays on for more than
20 seconds, an emergency call is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system* (컄 page 234), provided that the
Tele Aid service was subscribed to and
properly activated.
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왘
Insert the key in the starter switch.
or
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Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
key.
Grasp the outside door handle.
or
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Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
Tow-away alarm
Once the tow-away alarm is armed, a visual
and audible alarm will be triggered when
someone attempts to raise the vehicle.
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The tow-away protection alarm is triggered, for example, if the vehicle is lifted on one side.
If the alarm stays on for more than
20 seconds, an emergency call is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system* (컄 page 234), provided that the
Tele Aid service was subscribed to and
properly activated, and that necessary
cellular service and GPS coverage are
available.
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Anti-theft systems
Arming the tow-away alarm
When you lock your vehicle, the tow-away
alarm is automatically armed after about
30 seconds.
The button is located on the overhead control panel.
Press button 1.
The indicator lamp in the button lights
up briefly.
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When you unlock your vehicle, the
tow-away protection disarms automatically.
Lock your vehicle with the key or (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*) the lock button at each door handle.
The tow-away alarm remains disarmed until you lock your vehicle again.
Disarming the tow-away alarm
To prevent triggering the tow-away alarm
feature, switch off the tow-away alarm before towing the vehicle, or when parking on
a surface subject to movement, such as a
ferry or auto train.
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Canceling the alarm
1 Tow-away alarm off button
왘
Turn off the ignition and remove the
key.
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왘
Insert the key in the starter switch.
or
왘
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
key.
You cannot disarm the tow-away alarm
if the ignition is turned on.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Seats
Memory function
Lighting
Instrument cluster
Control system
Automatic transmission
Good visibility
Climate control
Automatic climate control*
Power windows
Sliding/pop-up roof*
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Driving systems
Loading
Useful features
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Locking and unlocking
In the "Controls in detail" section you will
find detailed information on how to operate the equipment installed on 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.
Keys
Your vehicle comes supplied with two
SmartKeys with remote controls and a removable mechanical key. The locking tabs
for the mechanical key portion of the two
keys are a different color to help distinguish each key unit.
The SmartKey provides an extended operating range. To prevent theft, however, it is
advisable to only unlock the vehicle when
you are in close proximity to it.
The Smartkey centrally locks and unlocks
앫
the doors
앫
the trunk
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the fuel filler flap
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You can also open and close the power
windows (컄 page 184) and sliding/pop-up roof* (컄 page 187) or panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
(컄 page 192) using the SmartKey.
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SmartKey with remote controls
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Unlock button for the trunk lid
3 Mechanical key locking tab
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 72).
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To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the key to high levels of electromagnetic radiation.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Factory setting
Global unlocking
왘
Press button Œ.
All turn signal lamps blink once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if neither door nor trunk is opened,
the SmartKey is not inserted in the starter
switch, or the central locking switch is not
activated.
Selective setting
Restoring to factory setting
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the key so that
pressing Œ only unlocks the driver’s
door and the fuel filler flap.
왘
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about five seconds
until battery check lamp 5 blinks twice.
The key will then function as follows:
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
왘
Global locking
왘
Press button ‹.
All turn signal lamps blink three times.
The locking knobs in the doors move
down.
Press button Πonce.
Global unlocking
왘
Press button Πtwice.
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about six seconds
until battery check lamp 5 blinks twice.
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO (if so equipped) with
you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. It is possible for
children to open a looked door from the inside, which could result in an accident or serious injury.
Global locking
왘
Press button ‹.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
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Checking the batteries
If you can no longer lock or unlock the
vehicle with the key, then either the
batteries in the SmartKey are discharged or the key is malfunctioning.
왘
앫
Check the batteries in the key
(컄 page 88) and replace them if
necessary (컄 page 328).
or
앫
Use the mechanical key to lock and
unlock the doors (컄 page 327) and
the trunk lid (컄 page 98) as required.
If the key is malfunctioning, contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Unlocking the trunk lid
Press button ‹ or Œ.
You can unlock the trunk separately.
Battery check lamp 5 lights up briefly
to indicate that the key batteries are in
order.
A minimum height clearance of 5.75 ft.
(1.75 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
!
If battery check lamp 5 does not light
up briefly during check, then the key
batteries are discharged.
Replace the batteries (컄 page 329).
You can obtain the required batteries
at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Press and hold button Š until trunk
opens.
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The trunk lid swings upwards automatically. Always make sure that there is
sufficient overhead clearance.
The trunk can also be opened from its inside in an emergency, see "Trunk lid emergency release" (컄 page 97).
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Locking and unlocking
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Loss of SmartKey or mechanical key
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk lid will lock automatically when closed (컄 page 96). The
turn signals will flash three times to
confirm locking.
If you lose a SmartKey or mechanical key,
you should do the following:
If the vehicle was previously separately
locked (컄 page 98), the trunk lid will remain locked.
왘
Have the SmartKey deactivated by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Report the loss of the SmartKey or the
mechanical key immediately to your
car insurance company.
왘
If necessary, have the mechanical lock
replaced.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will be glad to supply you with a replacement.
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
The KEYLESS-GO function is integrated
into the SmartKey. On these vehicles, the
validity of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
is checked every time you grasp a door
handle.
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is valid,
your vehicle unlocks
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the doors
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the trunk lid
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the fuel filler flap
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO (if so equipped) with
you 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 serious
personal injury.
!
Important notes on using KEYLESS-GO
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앫
You can also use the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO like a normal key
(컄 page 86).
You can combine KEYLESS-GO functions with normal key functions (e.g.
unlocking with KEYLESS-GO and locking with the remote control).
앫
Always carry the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
앫
Never store the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO together with:
To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO to high levels of electromagnetic radiation.
앫
Electronic items such as a cellular
phone or another SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO
앫
Metallic objects such as coins or
metal foil
Doing so could impair the function of
the KEYLESS-GO system.
앫
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앫
To lock or unlock the vehicle, the key
must be located outside the vehicle
within approximately 3 ft. (1 m) of a
door or the trunk.
In order to start the engine with the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO:
앫
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
must be located in the vehicle.
앫
All the doors must be closed.
앫
If you have started the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button, you
can only turn it off again with this button, even if you have put the key in the
starter switch in the meantime.
앫
This does not apply if, after starting, the
selector lever is still in position P. The
SmartKey will then have priority over
the KEYLESS-GO function and the vehicle’s electrical system will operate according to the position of the key in the
starter switch, even stopping the engine.
앫
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
positioned farther away from the vehicle (e.g. inside clothing or briefcase)
and can no longer be recognized by the
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
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앫
system, the vehicle cannot be locked
or the engine started via the KEYLESS-GO system.
Factory setting
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is removed from the vehicle while the ignition is switched on (e.g. if passenger
exits the vehicle with the key), the message Key not recognized! will appear
in the multifunction display.
왘
Global unlocking
Grasp the door handle.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
within approximately 40 seconds if neither
door nor trunk is opened.
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Find the key or change its present location immediately (e.g. place it on the
front passenger seat or insert it in shirt
pocket).
The vehicle could be inadvertently unlocked if the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is within 3 ft. (1 m) of the
vehicle and
Remember that the engine can be
started by anyone with a SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO that is left inside the
vehicle. If you leave the card behind
when exiting and locking the vehicle,
the message Key recognized in vehicle! will appear in the multifunction
display.
앫
앫
the door handle is splashed with
water, or
you attempt to clean the door
handle.
Global locking
왘
Press lock button at door handle
(컄 page 53) or trunk lid (컄 page 92).
!
If you cannot lock or unlock the vehicle
with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO,
then either the batteries of the key are
discharged or the key is malfunctioning.
앫
Check the batteries of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO (컄 page 88)
and replace them if necessary
(컄 page 328).
앫
Use the mechanical key to unlock
the driver’s door (컄 page 327) and
trunk lid (컄 page 328) as required.
Lock the vehicle using the mechanical key (컄 page 328).
If your SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
malfunctioning, contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Unlocking the trunk lid
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The handle is located in the rear license
plate recess.
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked with the SmartKey, the trunk lid
will lock automatically after closing it.
The turn signals will flash three times to
confirm locking.
Locking the vehicle
If you have left the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO in the trunk, the trunk lid will
not close.
왘
Pull on the handle and lift up the trunk
lid.
The vehicle unlocks the trunk lid only.
If the vehicle was previously separately
locked or locked with the SmartKey, the
trunk lid will remain locked.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
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The trunk can also be opened from the inside in an emergency, see "Trunk lid emergency release" (컄 page 97).
1 Lock button at trunk
왘
Press the lock button at door
(컄 page 53) or trunk.
Closing the side windows and sliding/pop-up roof*
왘
Press and hold lock button at door
(컄 page 53) or trunk until the side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof are
closed.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
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When closing the windows and the sliding/pop-up roof, be sure that there is no
danger of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure.
Loss of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
If you lose your SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO, you should do the following:
왘
Have the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
deactivated by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If potential danger exists, proceed as follows:
왘
Report the loss immediately to your car
insurance company.
앫
Release the lock button.
왘
앫
Pull on the door handle or trunk lid handle and hold firmly. The side windows
and the sliding/pop-up roof will open.
Have the mechanical lock replaced if
necessary.
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.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will be glad to supply you with a replacement.
1 Locking knob
2 Inside door handle
왘
Pull on door handle 2.
If door was locked, locking knob 1 will
move up.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
i
If the vehicle has previously been
locked from the outside, opening a
door from the inside will trigger the anti-theft alarm system. To cancel the
alarm, do one of the following:
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
앫
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
Opening the trunk from the inside
!
You can open the trunk from the inside if
the vehicle is stationary.
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
A minimum height clearance of 5.75 ft.
(1.75 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
The switch is located on the driver’s door.
The trunk can also be opened using the
SmartKey (컄 page 88) or from its inside in
an emergency, see "Trunk lid emergency
release" (컄 page 97).
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If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk lid will lock automatically when closed (컄 page 96). The
turn signals will flash three times to
confirm locking.
1 Remote trunk lid release switch with indicator lamp
왘
Pull remote trunk lid release switch 1.
The trunk opens. The indicator lamp in
the switch lights up and remains lit as
long as the trunk is open.
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If the vehicle was previously separately
locked (컄 page 98), the trunk lid will remain locked.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Trunk lid opening/closing system*
i
The switch for opening and closing the
trunk is located on the driver’s door.
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
To stop the opening procedure, pull or
press the remote control switch for the
trunk lid.
Activating opening height restriction of
trunk lid
If the opening height restriction of trunk lid
is activated, the trunk lid opens to below
the roof line of the vehicle.
If the vehicle was previously separately
locked (컄 page 98), the trunk lid will remain locked.
1 Remote control switch
왘
Pull remote control switch 1 until the
trunk begins to open.
The trunk lid opens automatically.
The indicator lamp in the switch lights
up and remains lit until the trunk is
closed again by pressing remote control switch 1.
1 Trunk lid closing switch
왘
Press the trunk lid closing switch 1 for
approx. 5 seconds.
The opening height restriction is activated.
왘
Press the trunk lid closing switch 1
again for approx. 5 seconds.
The opening height restriction is deactivated.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Opening the trunk
Vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing
system*
Closing the trunk
A minimum height clearance of 5.75 ft.
(1.75 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
Closing from the inside
The handle is located above the rear license plate recess.
왘
When closing, if the trunk lid comes into
contact with an object (e.g. luggage that
has been piled too high) in the upper motion sequence, the closing procedure is
stopped and the trunk re-opens slightly.
1 Handle
왘
Lower trunk lid using handle 1.
Warning!
왘
Pull on the handle and lift up the trunk
lid.
The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure that
there is sufficient overhead clearance.
i
The vehicle must be unlocked.
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Press the remote control switch until
the indicator lamp in the switch goes
out and the trunk lid is closed.
G
To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the trunk
opening when closing the trunk. Be especially careful when small children are
around.
Warning!
G
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
ensure that no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the trunk opening when closing the trunk.
Be especially careful when small children
are around. To stop the closing procedure,
let go of the remote control switch for the
trunk.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing from outside
Warning!
1 Trunk closing switch
왘
G
Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
ensure that no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the trunk opening when closing the trunk.
Be especially careful when small children
are around. To stop the closing procedure,
press the remote control switch for the
trunk lid or the Š key on the remote control.
Trunk lid emergency release
The emergency release button is located
on the inside of the trunk lid.
Press the closing switch briefly.
The trunk lid closes automatically.
When closing, if the trunk lid comes into
contact with an object (e.g. luggage that
has been piled too high) in the upper motion sequence, the closing procedure is
stopped and the trunk re-opens slightly.
!
Do not place the key in the open trunk.
You may lock yourself out.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout, the trunk lid will open automatically if a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
recognized in the area of the rear shelf
or inside the trunk.
1 Emergency release button
왘
Briefly press the emergency release
button.
The trunk unlocks and the trunk lid
opens.
!
The emergency release button unlocks
and opens the trunk while the vehicle is
standing or driving.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Illumination of the emergency release button:
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앫
The button will blink for 30 minutes after opening the trunk.
The button will blink for 60 minutes after closing the trunk.
!
The emergency release button does
not open the trunk lid if the vehicle battery is discharged or disconnected.
Separately locking the trunk
i
To deny any unauthorized person access to the trunk, lock it separately
with the mechanical key. Leave only
the SmartKey without its mechanical
key inside the vehicle.
The lock is located next to the recessed
handle.
Close the trunk lid (컄 page 96).
왘
Pull the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 329).
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
왘
Turn the key completely to the right to
position 2.
The trunk remains locked even when the
vehicle is centrally unlocked.
i
You can only cancel the separate trunk
locking mode by means of the mechanical key.
i
If the emergency release button is
pressed and the vehicle was centrally
locked, the exterior lamps will flash and
the alarm will sound.
To cancel the alarm, insert the key in
the starter switch or press button Œ
or ‹ on the key.
1 Unlocked
2 Locked
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왘
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Separately unlocking the trunk
Automatic central locking
왘
Pull the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 329).
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
The doors and the trunk automatically lock
when the ignition is switched on and the
wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or more.
왘
Turn the key completely to the left to
position 1, see above.
You can now open the trunk (컄 page 96).
i
Unlocking the trunk with the mechanical key will trigger the anti-theft alarm
system. To cancel the alarm, do one of
the following:
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
앫
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
You can open a locked door from the inside. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
i
The doors unlock automatically after an
accident if the force of the impact exceeds a preset threshold.
The vehicle automatically locks when
the ignition is switched on and the
wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of
approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or
more. You could therefore lock yourself
out when the vehicle
앫
is pushed
앫
is on a test stand
You can deactivate the automatic locking
mode over the control system
(컄 page 142).
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Locking and unlocking from the inside
The switch is located in the center console.
왘
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
trunk from inside using the central locking
switch. This can be useful, for example, if
you want to lock the vehicle before starting
to drive.
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from the starter switch, take it with you
and lock the vehicle. Do not leave children
unattended in the vehicle, or with access to
an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of
vehicle equipment may cause serious personal injury.
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Press upper half 1 of the central locking switch.
If both front doors are closed, the vehicle locks.
Unlocking
The fuel filler flap cannot be locked or unlocked with the central locking switch.
Warning!
Locking
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Central locking switch
1 Locking
2 Indicator lamp
3 Unlocking
Press lower half 2 of the central locking switch.
The vehicle unlocks.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
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Locking the vehicle from the trunk*
You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
Vehicles with trunk lid opening/closing
system* and KEYLESS-GO* can be centrally locked using a switch in the trunk lid.
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked using the SmartKey, it will not
unlock using the central locking switch.
If the vehicle was previously locked
with the central locking switch
앫
while in the selective remote control mode, only the door opened
from the inside is unlocked.
앫
while in the global remote control
mode, the complete vehicle is unlocked when a door is opened from
the inside.
1 Central locking
왘
Press button 1.
The vehicle is centrally locked.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Seats
Information on seat adjustment can be
found in the "Getting started" section
(컄 page 35).
Easy-entry/exit feature*
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel tilts upwards and the
driver’s seat moves to the rear.
This allows easier entry into and exit from
the vehicle when the driver’s door is
opened. However, the engine must be
turned off.
When the SmartKey is inserted in the starter switch and the driver’s door is closed,
the steering wheel and the driver’s seat return to their last set positions.
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G
You can activate the following functions:
You must ensure that no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel and driver’s seat when the
easy-entry/exit feature is activated, the
driver’s door is being opened and the engine
is turned off or the SmartKey removed from
the starter switch. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause serious personal
injury.
Only the steering column is adjusted.
Warning!
앫
앫
Steering column:
Steering column and seat:
The steering column and the seat are
adjusted.
The easy-entry/exit feature can be
switched on or off in the individual setting
menu Convenience - Easy-entry feature
activate (컄 page 143).
i
To cancel seat/steering wheel movement, do one of the following:
앫
Press seat adjustment switch
(컄 page 28).
앫
Move steering column stalk
(컄 page 38).
앫
Press the memory switch
(컄 page 28).
Controls in detail
Seats
Front seat head restraints
Head restraints
Information on head restraint adjustment
can be found in the "Getting started" section (컄 page 36).
Warning!
Warning!
Keep the area around head restraints clear
of articles (e.g. clothing) to not obstruct the
folding operation of the head restraints.
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
i
Tilt the backrest to the rear for easier
removal and installation of the head restraints.
G
For safety reasons, always drive with the
rear head restraints in the upright position
when the rear seats are occupied.
G
Adjust head restraint to support the back of
the head approximately at ear level.
Rear seat head restraints
Removing front head restraints
왘
Press switch 1 upwards and hold until
the head restraint is fully extended.
왘
Pull out head restraint.
Installing front head restraints:
왘
Press switch 1 upwards and hold for
about five seconds.
왘
Push the head restraint down until it
engages.
왘
Adjust head restraint to desired position (컄 page 36).
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Controls in detail
Seats
Folding rear head restraints back
Placing rear head restraints upright
Multicontour seat*
The multicontour seat has a movable seat
cushion and inflatable air cushions built
into the backrest to provide additional lumbar and side support.
왘
Make sure the starter switch is in
position 1 or 2.
왘
Push switch 1.
The rear head restraints will fold backward.
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왘
Pull the rear head restraint forward until it locks into position.
The seat cushion movement, backrest
cushion height and curvature can be continuously varied with regulators on the
right side of the seat after turning the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 2.
Controls in detail
Seats
왘
Adjust the backrest contour to the contour of your back using æ or ç.
왘
Move the backrest support to the bottom by using button 2 or to the center
by using button 3.
왘
Adjust the side bolsters so that they
provide good lateral support using
button 4.
Dynamic driving seat*
The dynamic driving seat automatically adjusts the lateral support provided by the
backrest to your driving style.
1 Seat cushion depth
2 Backrest bottom
3 Backrest center
4 Side bolster adjustment
Adjusting the multicontour seat in the order listed above is recommended.
왘
Make sure that the ignition is switched
on.
All lamps in the instrument cluster light
up.
Adjusting backrest contour
왘
Adjust the seat cushion depth to the
length of your upper leg using switch 1.
1 Backrest center
2 Massage function
3 Backrest side bolsters
4 Activate dynamic driving function
5 Seat cushion depth
6 Backrest bottom
The dynamic driving seat electronically
controls the air pressure in the air chambers of the backrest side bolsters. This
function improves driving comfort and
pleasure.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Activating
Massage function (PULSE)
i
왘
The massage function can help prevent
muscle tension during long drives.
The massage function turns off automatically after approximately 5 minutes.
Press button 4.
The indicator lamp in the button lights
up.
i
You can adjust the characteristics of
the dynamic driving seat using the control system (컄 page 145).
Deactivating
왘
Press button 4 again.
The indicator lamp in the button goes
out.
i
When the engine is turned off, the last
cushion setting is retained in memory,
and the cushion is automatically adjusted to this setting when the engine
is restarted.
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왘
Press button 2.
The indicator lamp in button 2 lights
up. The air cushions in the lumbar area
pulsate.
Controls in detail
Seats
Heated seats*
Level
Both switches for the front seats are located in the center console. The red indicator
lamps in the switch light up to show which
heating level you have selected.
3
!
The seat heater automatically
switches to level 2 after approximately 5 minutes
2
2 indicator lamps lit
The seat heater automatically
switches to level 1 after approximately 10 minutes
1
1 indicator lamp lit
The seat heater automatically
switches off after approximately
20 minutes
1 Seat heating
off
왘
The seat heater may switch off if the
battery voltage is too low. One or more
indicator lamps will blink.
3 indicator lamps lit
Switching seat heating on
왘
Press button 1 repeatedly until the desired heating level is set.
Switching seat heating off
왘
Press button 1 repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
No indicator lamps lit
Make sure that the ignition is switched
on.
All the lamps in the instrument cluster
light up.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Seat ventilation*
Level
The seat ventilation switch is located on
the center console. The blue indicator
lamps in the switch show which ventilation
level you have selected.
3
3 indicator lamps lit
2
2 indicator lamps lit
1
1 indicator lamp lit
Switching seat ventilation off
off
No indicator lamps lit
왘
Switching seat ventilation on
!
The seat ventilation may switch off if
the battery voltage is too low.
왘
1 Seat ventilation
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Make sure that the ignition has been
switched on.
All lamps in the instrument cluster light
up.
왘
Press button 1 repeatedly until the desired ventilation level is set.
Press button 1 repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
i
If seat ventilation is activated through
the summer opening function, seat
ventilation is automatically set to the
highest level.
Controls in detail
Memory function
Memory function
!
Prior to operating the vehicle, the driver should check and adjust the seat
height, seat position fore and aft, and
backrest angle if necessary, to ensure
adequate control, reach and comfort.
The head restraint should also be adjusted for proper height. Also see the
section on airbags (컄 page 57) for
more information on proper seat positioning.
In addition, adjust the steering wheel to
ensure adequate control, reach, operation and comfort. Both the inside and
outside rear view mirrors should be adjusted for adequate rear vision.
You can store up to three different settings
per key.
The following settings are saved for each
stored position:
앫
Driver’s seat and backrest position
앫
Steering wheel position
앫
Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
position
앫
Passenger side exterior rear view mirror position
앫
Front passenger 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.
These key-dependent memory settings
can be deactivated if desired
(컄 page 110).
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 Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 213.
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Controls in detail
Memory function
The memory button is located on the door.
M
Memory button
1,2,3
Stored positions
왘
Be sure that the ignition is switched on
or the relevant door is open and the
SmartKey is inserted in the starter
switch.
Storing positions into memory
Recalling positions from memory
왘
Adjust the seats, steering wheel and
rear view mirrors to the desired position (컄 page 34).
왘
왘
Press memory button M.
왘
Release memory button and press
stored position button 1, 2 or 3 within
three seconds.
All the settings are stored at the selected position.
On memory button, press and hold
stored position button 1, 2 or 3 until
the seat, steering wheel and rear view
mirrors have fully moved to the stored
positions.
i
Releasing the button immediately
stops movement to the stored positions.
Warning!
G
Do not operate the power seats using the
memory button if the backrest is in an excessively reclined position. Doing so could
cause damage to front or rear seats.
First move backrest to an upright position.
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Controls in detail
Memory function
Storing parking position
왘
For easier parking you can adjust the passenger exterior rear view mirror so that you
can see the right rear wheel as soon as you
engage reverse gear R.
Adjust the exterior rear view mirror
with button 2 so that you see the rear
wheel and the curb.
왘
Press memory button "M" 4 on the
door.
왘
Within three seconds, press bottom of
adjustment button 2.
The exterior rear view mirror returns to its
previously stored driving position
앫
앫
앫
10 seconds after you put the gear selector lever out of position R
immediately once you exceed a speed
of approx. 6 mph (10 km/h)
immediately when you press the button
for the driver’s side mirror
You can store a parking position for the
passenger exterior rear view mirror for
each key using the memory button.
1 Passenger side, exterior rear view mirror
2 Adjustment button
3 Driver’s side, exterior rear view mirror
4 Memory button
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Switch ignition on (if not already on).
왘
Press button 1.
The parking position is stored if the
mirror does not move.
i
If the mirror does move, repeat the
above steps. After the setting is stored,
you can move the mirror again.
The passenger side exterior rear view
mirror is selected.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Lighting
For notes on how to switch on the headlamps and use the turn signals, see the
"Getting started" section (컄 page 46).
Exterior lamp switch
The exterior lamp switch is located on the
dashboard to the left of the steering wheel.
M Off
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U Automatic headlamp mode
If you remove the key and open the
driver’s door while the parking lamps or
low beam headlamps are switched on,
then
C Parking lamps (also side marker
lamps, tail lamps, license plate
lamps, instrument panel lamps)
Canada only:
When engine is running, the low
beam is also switched on.
B Parking lamps plus low beam or
high beam headlamps (combination
switch pushed forward).
ˆ Standing lamps, right (turn left one
stop)
‚ Standing lamps, left (turn left two
stops)
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앫
a warning sounds
앫
$ appears in the multifunction
display
앫
the message Turn off lamps! appears in the multifunction display
i
With the daytime running lamp mode
activated and the engine running, the
low beam headlamps cannot be
switched off manually.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Manual headlamp mode
The low beam headlamps and parking
lamps can be switched on and off with the
exterior lamp switch (컄 page 112).
Automatic headlamp mode
The parking lamps, low beam headlamps
and license plate lamps switch on and off
automatically depending on the brightness
of the ambient light.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to U.
Warning!
G
In automatic headlamp mode, the headlamps will not be automatically switched on
under foggy conditions. To minimize risk to
you and to others, activate headlamps by
turning exterior lamp switch to B.
The driver is responsible for the operation of
the vehicle’s lights at all times. The automatic headlamp feature is only an aid to the driver. Switch on the vehicle lights by hand
when driving or when traffic conditions require you to do so.
i
i
Front fog lamps and rear fog lamp can
not be switched on manually with exterior lamp switch in position U. To
activate the fog lamps, turn exterior
lamp switch to position B.
i
If you drive in countries where vehicles
drive on the other side of the road than
the country where the vehicle is registered, you must have the headlamps
modified for symmetrical low beams.
Relevant information can be obtained
at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
With the daytime running lamp mode
activated, the low beam headlamps will
not be switched off automatically.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Daytime running lamp mode
왘
Turn exterior lamp switch to
position M or U.
When you shift from a driving position to
position N or P, the low beam switches off
(with a three-minute delay).
For nighttime driving you should turn the
exterior lamp switch to position B to
permit activation of the high beam headlamps.
USA only
The high beam headlamps can also be activated when driving with the daytime running lamp mode activated and exterior
lamp switch in position M.
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Fog lamps will operate with the parking
lamps and/or the low beam headlamps
on. Fog lamps should only be used in
conjunction with low beam headlamps.
Consult your State or Province Motor
Vehicle Regulations regarding allowable lamp operation.
i
When the engine is running, the low beam
headlamps are automatically switched on.
In low ambient light conditions the parking
lamps will also switch on.
Canada only
i
To activate the daytime running lamp
mode, see "Setting daytime running lamp
mode" (컄 page 139).
See notes on the exterior lamp switch
(컄 page 112).
Locator lighting and night security illumination
Locator lighting and night security illumination are described in the control system
section under "Setting locator lighting"
(컄 page 139) and "Setting night security illumination" (컄 page 140).
Switching on front fog lamps
왘
Check that the low beam headlamps
are switched on.
왘
Pull out exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
lamp switch lights up.
Switching on rear fog lamp
왘
Check that the low beam headlamps
are switched on.
왘
Pull out exterior lamp switch to second
stop.
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
lamp switch lights up.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Combination switch
The combination switch is located on the
left side of the steering column.
High beam flasher
왘
Pull the combination switch briefly in
direction 2.
Switching on the hazard warning
flasher
왘
Hazard warning flasher
All turn signals will blink.
i
The hazard warning flasher can be activated with the ignition switched on or off. It is
activated automatically when an airbag is
deployed.
With the hazard warning flasher activated and the combination switch set
for either left or right turn, only the respective left or right turn signals will
operate when the key in the starter
switch is in position 1 or 2.
The switch is located on the center console.
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
Switching off the hazard warning
flasher
Switching on high beams
왘
Turn exterior lamp switch to
position B (컄 page 112).
왘
Push the combination switch in
direction 1.
The high beam symbol is illuminated on
the instrument cluster.
Press the hazard warning flasher
switch.
왘
Press hazard warning flasher switch
again.
1 Hazard warning flasher switch
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Interior lighting
8 Reading lamps
왘
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The controls are located in the overhead
control panel.
1 Switch for reading lamp, left
2 Switch for rear compartment lighting
3 Switch for automatic function
4 Switch for interior lighting in front
5 Switch for reading lamp, right
6 Ambient lighting
7 Interior lighting
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Press button 3.
If the door remains open, the interior
lamps switch off automatically after approximately five minutes when the key
is removed or in starter switch
position 0.
The interior lighting remains switched
off, even when
An interior lamp switched on manually
does not go out automatically.
Activating automatic control
왘
Deactivating automatic control
앫
centrally unlocking the vehicle
앫
opening a door
앫
removing the SmartKey from the
starter switch
Manual control
Press button 3.
Switching rear interior lights on and off
Interior lamps are switched on in darkness, when
왘
앫
unlocking the vehicle
앫
opening a door
앫
removing the SmartKey from the
starter switch
The interior lamps are switched off following an adjustable time delay (컄 page 141).
Press button 2.
The lights in the rear passenger compartment go on.
왘
Press button 2 again.
The lights in the rear passenger compartment go out.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Switching left front reading lamp on and
off
왘
Press button 1.
The left reading lamp goes on.
왘
Press button 1 again.
The left reading lamp goes out.
Switching right front reading lamp on
and off
왘
Press button 5.
The right reading lamp goes on.
왘
Press button 5 again.
Door entry lamps
Trunk lamp
The appropriate door entry lamp switches
on if a door is opened in darkness and if
the interior lighting is switched to the automatic function.
The trunk lamp switches on if the trunk lid
is opened.
The entry lamp goes out automatically
when the door is closed.
If you leave the trunk open for an extended
period of time, the trunk lamp will switch
off automatically after approximately ten
minutes.
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If you turn the key in the starter switch
to position 0 or remove the key, the
door entry lamps will remain lit for approximately five minutes.
The right reading lamp goes out.
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Instrument cluster
A full view illustration of the instrument
cluster can be found in the "At a glance"
section of this manual (컄 page 22).
The instrument cluster is activated when
you
앫
open a door
앫
turn on the ignition
앫
press the reset knob (컄 page 22)
앫
switch on the exterior lamps
You can change the instrument cluster settings in the instrument cluster submenu of
the control system (컄 page 134).
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Instrument cluster illumination
Use the reset knob (컄 page 22) to adjust
the illumination brightness for the instrument cluster.
To brighten illumination
왘
The instrument cluster illumination will
brighten.
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The instrument cluster illumination is
dimmed or brightened automatically to
suit ambient light conditions.
The instrument cluster illumination will
also be adjusted automatically when
you switch on the vehicle’s exterior
lamps.
Turn the reset knob in the instrument
cluster clockwise (컄 page 22).
To dim illumination
왘
Turn the reset knob in the instrument
cluster counterclockwise (컄 page 22).
The instrument cluster illumination will
dim.
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Coolant temperature display
Warning!
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.
During severe operating conditions and
stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant temperature may rise close to 248°F (120°C).
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature above 248°F
(120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Trip odometer
왘
Check to see that the trip odometer
and main odometer (컄 page 121) appear in the multifunction display.
왘
Press and hold the reset knob on the instrument cluster (컄 page 22) until the
trip odometer is reset.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until it
cools down.
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Excessive coolant temperatures trigger
a warning in the multifunction display.
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Tachometer
The red marking on the tachometer denotes excessive engine speed.
!
Avoid driving at excessive engine
speeds, as it may result in serious engine damage that is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
To help protect the engine, the fuel supply
is interrupted if the engine is operated
within the red marking.
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Outside temperature indicator
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. The road may still be icy,
especially in wooded areas or on bridges.
The temperature sensor is located in the
front bumper area. Due to its location, the
sensor can be affected by road or engine
heat during idling or slow driving. This
means that the accuracy of the displayed
temperature can only be verified by comparison to a thermometer placed next to
the sensor, not by comparison to external
displays (e.g. bank signs etc.).
When moving the vehicle into colder ambient temperatures (e.g. when leaving your
garage), you will notice a delay before the
lower temperature is displayed.
A delay also occurs when ambient temperatures rise. This prevents inaccurate temperature indications caused by heat
radiated from the engine during idling or
slow driving.
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Control system
The control system is activated as soon as
the key in the starter switch is turned to
position 1. The control system enables you
to
앫
call up information about your vehicle
앫
change vehicle settings.
For example, you can use the control system to find out when your vehicle is next
due for service, to set the language for
messages in the instrument cluster display, and much more.
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The displays for the audio systems (radio, CD player, cassette player) will appear in English, regardless of the
language selected.
Warning!
G
Multifunction display
A driver’s attention to the road must always
be his/her primary focus when driving.
For your safety and the safety of others, selecting features through the multifunction
steering wheel should only be done by the
driver when traffic and road conditions permit it to be done safely.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 13.5 m) every second.
1 Segment ring
2 Standard display
3 Trip odometer
The control system relays information to
the multifunction display.
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Multifunction steering wheel
The displays in the multifunction display
and the settings in the control system
(컄 page 121) are controlled by the buttons
on the multifunction steering wheel.
1
Multifunction display in the speedometer
Operating the control system
2
Selecting the submenu or setting
the volume
ç down / to decrease
æ up / to increase
3
Telephone*
í to take a call
ì to end a call
4
Menu systems
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
5
Moving within a menu
j for next display
k for previous display
Pressing any of the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel will alter what is
shown in the multifunction display.
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The information available in the multifunction display is arranged in menus, each
containing a number of functions or submenus.
The individual functions are then found
within the relevant menu (radio or CD operations under Audio, for example). These
functions serve to call up relevant information or to customize the settings for your
vehicle.
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It is helpful to think of the menus, and the
functions within each menu, as being arranged in a circular pattern.
앫
앫
If you press button è or ÿ often
enough, you will pass through each
menu one after the other.
If you press button k or j often
enough, you will pass through each
function display, one after the other, in
the current menu.
In the Settings menu, instead of functions
you will find a number of submenus for
calling up and changing settings. For instructions on using these submenus, see
the "Settings menu" section (컄 page 131).
The menus are described on the following
pages.
The number of menus available in the system depends on which optional equipment
is installed in your vehicle.
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Menus
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This is what you will see when you scroll
through the menus.
The table on the next page provides an
overview of the individual menus.
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Commands/submenus
Menus, submenus and functions
Menu 1
Menu 2
Menu 3
Menu 4
Menu 5
Menu 6
Menu 7
Menu 8
Standard display
AUDIO
NAVI*
Distronic*
Malfunction
memory
Settings
Trip computer
Telephone
Digital speedometer
Select radio Activate
station
route guidance
Call up settings
Call up malfunc- Reset to factory Fuel consumption Load phone
tion messages
settings
statistics after
book
start
Call up FSS
PLUS
Operate CD
player*
Instrument clus- Fuel consumption Search for
ter submenu
statistics since
name in
the last reset
phone book
Check tire pres- Operate cassure*
sette player
Time/Date sub- Call up range
menu
Check engine oil
level
Lighting submenu
Vehicle submenu
Convenience
submenu
Dynamic driving
seat* submenu
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Standard display menu
AUDIO menu
The headings used in the menus table
are designed to facilitate navigation
within the system and are not necessarily identical to those shown in the
control system displays.
You can select the functions in the standard display menu with button k
or j.
The functions in the Audio menu operate
the audio equipment which you currently
have turned on.
The following functions are available:
If no audio equipment is currently turned
on, the message AUDIO OFF is shown in the
display.
The first function displayed in each
menu will automatically show you
which part of the system you are in.
Function
Page
Call up digital speedometer
see
below
The following functions are available:
Call up FSS PLUS
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Function
Page
Check tire pressure*
270
Select radio station
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Check engine oil level
262
Operate CD player*
127
Operate cassette player
128
Display digital speedometer
왘
Press button j twice.
The current vehicle speed is shown in
the multifunction display.
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Select radio station
왘
왘
Turn on the radio. Refer to separate operating instructions.
Vehicles with COMAND*:
Refer to separate operating instructions.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the currently tuned station in the display.
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired station is found.
Operate the CD player*
왘
Turn on the radio and select the CD
player. Refer to separate operating instructions.
Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the CD currently
being played are shown in the display.
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You can only store new stations using
the corresponding feature on the radio,
see separate operating instructions.
Vehicles with COMAND*:
Refer to separate operating instructions.
You can also operate the radio in the
usual manner.
1 Waveband setting
2 Station frequency
1 Current CD (for CD changer*)
2 Current track
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired track is selected.
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To select a CD from the magazine,
press a number on the audio system or
the COMAND* system key pad located
in the center dashboard.
Operate the cassette player
왘
왘
Turn on the radio and select the casette player, see separate operating instructions.
Vehicles with COMAND*: Refer to separate operating instructions.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the cassette currently being played are shown in the
display.
1 Current side
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왘
Press button j to fast forward to
the next track.
Distronic* menu
왘
Press button k to rewind the cassette to the beginning of the current
track.
Use the Distronic menu to display the current settings for your Distronic system.
What information is shown in the display
depends on whether the Distronic system
is active or inactive.
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To select the reverse side of the tape,
press button below track number on
the audio system display, or enter request on the COMAND* system located in the center dashboard.
NAVI*
Refer to separate COMAND* operating instructions.
Please refer to the "Driving systems" section of this manual (컄 page 197) for instructions on how to activate Distronic.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see one of the following two
pictures in the display.
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Distronic deactivated
Distronic activated
When Distronic is deactivated, you will see
the standard display in the display.
When Distronic is activated, Distronic
and the set speed are seen in the display.
1 Vehicle ahead, if detected
2 Actual distance to vehicle ahead
3 Should-be distance to vehicle ahead
4 Your vehicle
5 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
1 Distronic activated
Malfunction memory menu
Use the malfunction memory menu to scan
malfunction and warning messages that
may be stored in the system. What information is shown in the display depends on
whether malfunctions have actually occurred.
Warning!
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Malfunction and warning messages are only
indicated for certain systems and displayed
at a low level of detail. The malfunction and
warning messages are simply a reminder
with respect to the operation of certain systems and do not replace the driver’s responsibility to maintain the vehicle’s operating
safety by having all required maintenance
and safety checks performed on the vehicle
and by bringing the vehicle to an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center to address the malfunction and warning messages
(컄 page 295).
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왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the malfunction message
memory in the display.
No malfunction messages
If no malfunctions have occured, the message in the display is:
No Malfunction
Malfunctions have occurred
If malfunctions have occurred, you will see
the number of malfunctions in the display:
왘
Press button k or j.
The stored messages will now be displayed in order. See the "Practical
hints" section for malfunction and
warning messages (컄 page 295).
Should any malfunctions occur while driving, the number of malfunctions will reappear in the display when the key in the
starter switch is turned to position 0 or removed from the starter switch.
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The message memory will be cleared
when you turn the key in the starter
switch to position 1 or 2. You will then
only see high priority malfunctions.
These are highlighted by red background (컄 page 295).
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Settings menu
In the Settings menu there are two functions:
앫
The function To reset: Press reset
button for 3 seconds, with which you
can reset all the settings to the original
factory settings.
앫
A collection of submenus with which
you can make individual settings for
your vehicle.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the Settings menu is seen in the
display.
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Resetting all settings
Submenus in the Settings menu
Resetting the functions of a submenu
You can reset all the functions of all submenus to the factory settings.
왘
Press button k or j.
For each submenu you can reset all the
functions to the factory settings.
왘
In the display you see the collection of
the submenus.
Press the reset knob in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 22) for approximately
three seconds.
왘
Move to a function in the submenu.
왘
Press the reset knob (컄 page 22) in the
instrument cluster for approximately
three seconds.
In the display you will see the request
to press the reset knob again to confirm.
왘
Press the reset knob again.
The functions of all the submenus will
reset to factory settings.
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The settings you have changed will not
be reset unless you confirm the action
by pressing the reset knob a second
time.
왘
Press button ç.
The selection marker moves to the next
submenu.
The submenus are arranged by hierarchy.
Scroll down with the ç button, scroll up
with the æ button.
In the display you will see the request
to press the reset knob again to confirm.
왘
Press the reset knob again.
All functions of the submenu will reset
to factory settings.
Move within the submenus with the k
or j button to the individual functions.
The settings themselves are made with
button æ or ç.
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The table below shows what settings can
be changed within the various menus. Detailed instructions on making individual
settings can be found on the following pages.
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
TIME/DATE
LIGHTING
Select temperature display
mode
Set time (hours)
Set daytime running lamp mode Set automatic locking
(USA only)
Select speedometer display
mode
Set time (minutes)
Set locator lighting
Select language
Set date (month)
Ambient lighting
Select display (speed display or Set date (day)
outside temperature) for status
line
Exterior lamps delayed
switch-off
Tire pressure unit display*
Interior lighting delayed
switch-off
132
Set date (year)
VEHICLE
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CONVENIENCE
DYNAMIC SEAT*
Activate easy-entry/exit feature Set level for dynamic seat, driver
Set key dependency
Set level for dynamic seat, passenger
Set parking position for exterior
rear view mirror
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Instrument cluster submenu
Selecting temperature display mode
Selecting speedometer display mode
Access the Instr. cluster submenu via
the Settings menu. Use the Instr. cluster submenu to change the instrument
cluster display settings. The following
functions are available:
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Temp. indicator.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Display unit.
Function
Page
Select temperature display
mode
134
Select speedometer display
mode
134
Select language
135
Select display (speed display or 135
outside temperature) for status
display
Select display (speed display or 136
outside temperature) for basic
display
Tire pressure display*
134
136
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set the temperature unit to degrees Celsius (°C) or
degrees Fahrenheit (°F).
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set speedometer unit to km or miles.
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Selecting language
왘
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Language.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the language to be used for the multifunction
display messages.
Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature) for status display
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Status line display.
Available languages:
앫
German
앫
English
앫
Italian
앫
French
앫
Spanish
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the status line to degrees Fahrenheit (°F) or
miles.
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You will see the status indicator when
you have called up a different display
from the standard display.
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Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature) for basic display
왘
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Basic display.
Tire pressure display*
Time/Date submenu
Use this function to set the unit for the tire
pressure display.
Access the Time/Date submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Time/Date submenu to change the time and date display
settings. The following functions are available:
왘
Move the selection marker with the
æ or ç button to the Instr,
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Display unit Tire pressure.
Function
Page
Set time (hours)
137
Set time (minutes)
137
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Set date (month)
137
Set date (day)
138
Set date (year)
138
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to select the display permanently shown in the multifunction display.
136
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired tire pressure unit.
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Set time (hours)
Set time (minutes)
Set date (month)
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the
Time/Date submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the
Time/Date submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the
Time/Date submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Clock, hours.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Clock, minutes.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Set date month.
The selection marker is on the hour setting.
The selection marker is on the minute
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set the hour.
왘
Press æ or ç to set the minutes.
왘
Confirm by pressing reset knob.
왘
Confirm by pressing reset knob.
The selection marker is on the month
setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set the month.
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Set date (day)
Set date (year)
Lighting submenu
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the
Time/Date submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the
Time/Date submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Set date day.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Set date year.
Access the Lighting submenu via the Settings menu. Use the Lighting submenu
to change the lamp and lighting settings on
your vehicle. The following functions are
available:
The selection marker is on the day setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set the day.
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The selection marker is on the year setting.
왘
Press æ or ç to set the year.
Function
Page
Set daytime running lamp mode see
(USA only)
below
Set locator lighting
139
Ambient light level
140
Exterior lamps delayed
switch-off
140
Interior lighting delayed
switch-off
141
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Setting daytime running lamp mode
(USA only)
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Lighting submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Lamp circuit headlamp.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
With daytime running lamp mode selected and the exterior lamp switch at
position 0, the following lamps will
come on automatically when the engine is turned on:
앫
Parking lamps and low beam headlamps
앫
License plate lamps (in low ambient
light conditions)
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If you turn the exterior lamp switch to
another position, the corresponding
lamp(s) will switch on.
왘
Press æ or ç to select manual
or daytime running lamp (constant)
mode. This function is not available in
countries where daytime running
lamps are mandatory.
For safety reasons, resetting the
Lighting submenu to factory settings
(컄 page 131) will not reset the daytime
running lamp mode.
Setting locator lighting
During darkness, the following lamps will
come on when the locator lighting feature
is activated and the vehicle is unlocked by
remote control:
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
The exterior lamp switch must be set to position U (컄 page 112).
The locator lighting switches off when the
driver’s door is opened. It switches off automatically after a period of approximately
40 seconds.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Lighting submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Function Surround lighting.
In the display you will then see the message: Lighting
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Setting night security illumination (Exterior lamps delayed switch-off)
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired setting.
Turn the exterior lamp switch to position U.
The locator lighting will be switched on
or off.
Ambient light level
Using this function, you can adjust the
brightness of the ambient lighting.
왘
왘
Press button j or k, repeatedly
until you see the message Ambient
light Level in the display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Use the Headlamps delayed shut-off
function to set whether and for how long
you would like the exterior lamps to illuminate during darkness after all doors are
closed. When the delayed switch-off feature is activated, the following lamps will
remain lit after you remove the key from
the starter switch:
앫
Parking lamps
Press æ or ç to select the
brightness of the lighting. 1 represents
the darkest setting and 5 represents
the brightest setting.
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
The ambient light is switched off below
setting 1 or above setting 5. The selection marker points to off.
The exterior lamp switch must be set to position U (컄 page 112).
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Move the selection marker with the
æ or ç button to the Lighting
You can reactivate this function within
ten minutes by opening a door.
submenu.
If you do not open a door after removing the key, the lamps will automatically switch off after 60 seconds.
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왘
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Lighting submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Headlamps delayed shut-off.
You can temporarily deactivate the delayed switch-off feature:
왘
Before leaving the vehicle, turn the key
in the starter switch to position 0.
왘
Then turn it to position 2 and back
to 0.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The delayed switch-off feature is deactivated. It will reactivate as soon as you
reinsert the key in the starter switch.
For vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired lamp-on period.
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button on the gear selector lever
(컄 page 33).
Interior lighting delayed switch-off
Use this function to set whether and for
how long you would like the interior lighting to remain lit during darkness after the
key is removed from the starter switch.
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Lighting submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Interior lamp delayed
shut-off.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
You can select:
앫
0 s, the delayed switch-off feature
is deactivated.
앫
15 s, 30 s, 45 s or 60 s, the delayed
switch-off feature is activated.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to position U.
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Vehicle submenu
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the Vehicle
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Automatic door lock.
Access the Vehicle submenu via the Settings menu. Use the Vehicle submenu to
make general vehicle settings. The following functions are available:
왘
Press æ or ç to select the desired lamp-on time period. You can select:
앫
0 s, the delayed switch-off feature
is deactivated.
앫
5 s, 10 s, 15 s or 20 s, the delayed
switch-off feature is activated.
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Set automatic locking
see
below
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Setting automatic locking
Use this function to activate or deactivate
the automatic central locking. With the automatic central locking system activated,
the vehicle is centrally locked at vehicle
speeds of approximately 9 mph
(15 km/h).
왘
Press æ or ç to switch Automatic door lock on or off.
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Convenience submenu
Warning!
Access the Convenience submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Convenience submenu to change the settings for a number
of convenience features. The following
functions are available:
Function
Page
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Set parking position for exterior 144
rear view mirror
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit
feature, which could result in an accident or
serious injury.
Activating easy-entry/exit feature*
Use this function to activate and deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature. When the
feature is activated, the steering wheel and
driver’s seat will move back to facilitate exiting when you
앫
remove the key from the starter switch
앫
open the driver’s door
However, the engine must be turned off.
앫
You must ensure that no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel and the driver’s seat when the
easy-entry/exit feature is in operation and
the driver’s door is being opened or the key
is removed from the starter switch. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may
cause serious personal injury.
Activate easy-entry/exit feature see
below
Set key dependency
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After entering the vehicle, the steering
wheel and seat will move into the position
stored in memory when
앫
the driver’s door is closed
앫
you put the key in the starter switch
you press the appropriate stored position button on the memory switch
(컄 page 110).
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To cancel seat/steering wheel movement, do one of the following:
앫
Press seat adjustment switch
(컄 page 35).
앫
Move the steering column stalk
(컄 page 38).
앫
Press the memory switch
(컄 page 110).
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to
the Convenience submenu.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Function Easy-entry feature.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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Setting key dependency
Use this function to set whether the memory settings for the seats, the steering
wheel and the mirrors should be stored
separately for each key (컄 page 86).
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Press æ or ç to change the
easy-entry/exit setting.
The following settings are available for the
easy-entry/exit feature:
off
Steering col.
Use the Mirror adjustment parking aid
function to select whether the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror should be
turned downward during parking maneuvers (when reverse gear is engaged)
(컄 page 111).
왘
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to
the Convenience submenu.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Key-dependent.
The exterior rear view mirror will return to
its previous position when you
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shift out of reverse (after 10 seconds)
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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exceed a speed of 6 mph (10 km/h),
regardless of which gear is engaged
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press the driver’s side mirror button
(immediately) (컄 page 28).
The easy-entry/exit feature is deactivated.
Only the steering
column is moved.
Steer. col. + seat Both the steering
column and the
seat are moved.
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Setting parking position for exterior rear
view mirror
Press æ or ç to set key dependency to on or off.
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Control system
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Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to
the Convenience submenu.
Function
Page
Adjust driver seat
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Mirror adjustment parking aid.
Adjust passenger seat
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The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Adjusting the dynamic seat
The function dynamic seat adjustment lets
you determine the way the seat adjusts
while driving.
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왘
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Press æ or ç to switch function
on or off.
Move the selection marker with
the æ or ç button to the
Dynamic Seat submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Dyn. Multi-cont. Seat, driver
for the driver seat or
Dyn. Multi-cont. Seat, fr. pass.
Dynamic seat* submenu
for the passenger seat.
Access the Dynamic Seat submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Dynamic Seat
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
submenu to change the settings for the dynamic seats. The following functions are
available:
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Press æ or ç to switch function
Level 1 or Level 2.
Trip computer menu
Use the trip computer menu to call up statistical data on your vehicle. The following
information is available:
Function
Page
Fuel consumption statistics after see
start
below
Fuel consumption statistics
since last reset
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Call up range (distance to empty) 147
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Fuel consumption statistics after start
Fuel consumption since last reset
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Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
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Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the left
display: After start.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: After reset.
1 Distance driven since start
2 Time elapsed since start
3 Average speed since start
4 Average fuel consumption since start
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1 Distance driven since last reset
2 Time elapsed since last reset
3 Average speed since last reset
4 Average fuel consumption since last reset
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All statistics stored since the last engine start will be reset approximately
four hours after the key in the starter
switch is turned to position 0 or removed from the starter switch.
Resetting will not occur if you turn the
key back to position 1 or 2 within this
time period.
Controls in detail
Control system
Resetting fuel consumption statistics
Call up range (distance to empty)
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
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왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see the reading that you want
to reset in the display.
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Press and hold the reset knob in the instrument cluster (컄 page 22) until the
value is reset to 0.
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Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
Trip computer menu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see this message in the display: Range:
In the display you will see the calculated range based on the current fuel tank
level.
TEL menu*
Warning!
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A driver’s attention to the road must always
be his/her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a telephone call. If you choose to use the telephone while driving, please use the
hands-free device and only use the telephone when road and traffic conditions permit.
Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from
using a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of approximately
44 feet (approximately 13.5 m) every second.
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Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and personal
injury.
You can use the functions in the TEL menu
to operate your telephone, provided it is
connected to a hands-free system and
switched on.
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Switch on the telephone and
COMAND*.
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Press button ÿ or è on the
steering wheel repeatedly until you see
the Tel menu in the display.
Which messages will appear in the display
field depends on whether your telephone is
switched on or off:
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If the telephone is off, the message in
the multifunction display is: PHONE OFF.
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If the telephone is on:
Answering a call
The telephone will then search for a
network. During this time the display is
empty.
When your telephone is ready to receive
calls, you can answer a call at any time. In
the display you will then see the message:
As soon as the telephone has found a
network, this is indicated in the display.
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This standby message indicates that your
telephone is ready for use and you can operate it using the control system.
Press button í.
You have answered the call. In the display you see the length of the call.
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If you do not wish to accept a call,
press button ì.
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Control system
Ending a call
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왘
Press button ì.
You have ended the call. In the display
you will again see the standby message.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
display.
The stored names are displayed in increasing or decreasing alphabetical order.
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Dialing a number from the phone book
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If your telephone is ready to receive calls,
you may select and dial a number from the
phone book at any time.
If you press and hold j or k for
longer than one second, the system
scrolls rapidly through the list of names
until you release the button again.
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Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the Tel menu in the display.
Press button j or k.
The control system reads the phone
book which is stored in the telephone.
This may take up to 30 seconds. In the
display you will see the message
Please wait.
When the message Please wait disappears, the phone book has been loaded.
Cancel the quick search mode by
pressing ì.
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Press button í.
The system dials the selected phone
number.
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If no connection is made, the control system stores the dialed number in the redial memory.
Redialing
The control system stores the most recently dialed phone numbers. This eliminates
the need to search through your entire
phone book.
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Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the Tel menu in the display.
If the connection is successful, the
name of the party you called and
the duration of the call will appear
in the display.
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Press button í.
In the display you see the first number
in the redial memory.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
display.
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Press button í.
The control system dials the selected
phone number.
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Automatic transmission
Automatic transmission
Information for driving with an automatic
transmission is found in the "Getting started" section (컄 page 43).
Your 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.
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During the brief warm-up, the transmission upshifting is delayed. This allows
the catalytic converter to heat up more
quickly to operating temperatures.
The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, depending on
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the selector lever position D with gear
ranges 4, 3, 2, 1 (컄 page 153)
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the selected shift program (W/S)
(컄 page 155)
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the position of the accelerator pedal
(컄 page 156)
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the vehicle speed
The current selector lever position and
shift program (W/S) appear in the speedometer display (컄 page 121).
An additional indication of the current selector lever position can be found on the
cover of the shifting-gate. The indicators
come on when you activate a switch (e.g.
unlocking the vehicle or opening a door)
and go out after approximately 15 minutes.
Warning!
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It is dangerous to shift the 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.
When the selector lever is in position D,
you can influence transmission shifting by
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limiting the gear range
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changing gears yourself
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Automatic transmission
One-touch gearshifting
Even with an automatic transmission you
can change the gears yourself when the
selector lever is in position D.
Downshifting
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Briefly press the 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 153).
Warning!
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On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control.
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Canceling gear range limit
To avoid overrevving the engine when
the 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.
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Upshifting
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Briefly press the 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 selector lever in the
D+ direction until D reappears in the
tachometer display field.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear range directly to gear range D.
Shifting into optimal gear range
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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.
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Automatic transmission
Gear ranges
With the selector lever in position D, you
can limit the transmission’s gear range by
pressing the lever to the left (D–), and reverse the gear range limit by pressing the
lever to the right (D+).
The selected gear range will appear in the
tachometer display field. If you press on
the accelerator when the engine has
reached its rpm limit, the transmission will
upshift beyond any gear range limit
selected.
Gear
range
Effect
Gear
range
Effect
é
The transmission shifts
through fourth gear only.
ç
The transmission shifts
through second gear only.
è
The transmission shifts
through third gear only.
Allows the use of the engine’s braking power when
driving
With this selection you can
use the braking effect of the
engine.
æ
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on steep downgrades
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in mountainous regions
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under extreme operating
conditions
The transmission operates
only in first gear.
For maximum use of the engine’s braking effect on very
steep or lengthy downgrades.
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Automatic transmission
Gear selector lever position
Effect
R
Place selector lever in position R only
when vehicle is stopped.
Effect
P
Park position
N
Selector position when the vehicle
is parked. Only place selector lever
in position P 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
selector lever in position P to secure the vehicle.
The key can only be removed from
the starter switch with the selector
lever in position P. With the key removed the selector lever is locked
in position P.
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Reverse gear
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:
Only move selector lever to N if the
vehicle is in danger of skidding (e.g.
on icy roads).
D
Drive
The transmission shifts automatically. All five forward gears are available.
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Coasting the vehicle, or driving for any
other reason with selector lever in N
can result in transmission damage that
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Warning!
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Getting out of your vehicle with the selector
lever not fully engaged in position P is dangerous. Also, position P alone is not intended to or capable of preventing your vehicle
from moving, possibly hitting people or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P (컄 page 45).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
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Automatic transmission
Warning!
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Program mode selector switch
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, take the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) 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 selector lever from position P,
which could result in an accident or serious
injury.
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Press the program mode selector
switch repeatedly until the letter of the
desired shift program appears in the
speedometer display field
(컄 page 121).
Select W for winter driving:
1 Program mode selector switch
S Standard
For regular driving
W Winter
For winter driving
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The vehicle starts out in second
gear (both forward and reverse) for
gentler starts. This does not apply if
full throttle is applied or gear
range 1 is selected.
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Traction and driving stability are improved on icy roads.
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Upshifts occur earlier even when
you give more gas. The engine then
operates at lower rpms and the
wheels are less likely to spin.
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The power transmission ratio for selector lever position R changes depending on the program mode
selected (W or S).
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Never change the program mode when
the selector lever is out of position P. It
could result in a change of driving characteristics for which you may not be
prepared.
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Automatic transmission
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.
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The transmission shifts into a lower
gear.
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Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
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 2nd gear and reverse gear can
be activated.
Ease on the accelerator when you have
reached the desired speed.
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Stop the vehicle.
The transmission shifts up again.
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Move selector lever to P.
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Turn off the engine.
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Wait at least ten seconds before restarting.
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Restart the engine.
왘
Move selector lever to position D (for
2nd gear) or R.
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Have the transmission checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
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Good visibility
Good visibility
Information on the windshield wipers
(컄 page 47) and for setting the rear view
mirrors (컄 page 38) is found in the "Getting started" section.
The rear view mirror will not react if
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reverse gear is engaged
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the interior lighting is turned on
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Rear view mirror
Warning!
Automatic antiglare rear view mirror
The automatic antiglare function does not
react if incoming light is not aimed directly
at sensors in the inside rear view mirror.
The reflection brightness of the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side and
the inside rear view mirror will respond automatically to glare when:
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the ignition is switched on, and
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incoming light from headlamps falls on
the sensor in the inside rear view mirror
The inside rear view mirror and the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side do not
react.
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.
Warning!
G
Exercise care when using the passenger
side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror
surface is convex (outwardly curved surface
for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror
are closer than they appear. Check your inside rear view mirror or glance over your
shoulder before changing lanes.
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Electrolyte drops coming into contact
with the vehicle paint finish can be
completely removed only while in the
liquid state by applying plenty of water.
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Good visibility
Parking position*
Headlamp cleaning system*
Sun visors
For easier parking you can store a parking
position for the passenger exterior rear
view mirror (컄 page 111).
The button is located on the left side of the
dashboard.
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
To activate the automatic mirror setting,
see "Setting parking position for exterior
rear view mirror" (컄 page 144).
Warning!
Do not use the vanity mirror while driving.
If the passenger side mirror is selected
(컄 page 111) the exterior rear view mirror
will be turned downward in the stored position as soon as you engage reverse
gear R.
The exterior rear view mirror returns to its
previously stored driving position
Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed
while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare
can endanger you and others.
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1 Headlamp washer button
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Switch on ignition.
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Press button 1.
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10 seconds after you put the gear selector lever out of position R
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immediately once you exceed a speed
of approx. 6 mph (10 km/h)
The headlamps are cleaned with a
high-pressure water jet.
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immediately when you press the button
for driver’s side mirror (컄 page 39)
Information on filling up the washer reservoir can be found in the "Operation" section (컄 page 267).
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G
Swing sun visors down when you experience glare.
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Good visibility
1 Sun visor
2 Mounting
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Swing sun visor 1 down when you experience glare.
1 Sun visor
2 Mirror cover
3 Mirror lamp
4 Vanity mirror
1 Mounting
2 Additional visor*
3 Sun visor
If sunlight enters through a side window:
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Make sure that the sun visor is properly
engaged in the mounting.
왘
Lift the mirror cover to access the mirror.
The sun visors are extendable.
Lamp 3 switches on.
왘
왘
Disengage sun visor from mounting 1.
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Pivot sun visor to the side.
Adjust the sun visors by pushing or
pulling in the direction of the arrows.
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Good visibility
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If sunlight enters through a side window, disengage sun visor from
mounting 1 and pivot to the side.
Rear window sunshade*
Warning!
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The switch is located in the center console.
When operating the rear window sunshade,
be sure that there is no danger of anyone being harmed by the raising or lowering procedure.
Mirror lamp 3 will switch off.
The raising or lowering procedure can be immediately halted by briefly pressing the upper or lower half of the switch.
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Turn the key to starter switch position
1 or 2. Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
press the start/stop button once or
twice.
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Press the switch briefly at 1 to raise the
sunshade.
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Press the switch briefly at 1 to lower
the sunshade.
Always raise the sunshade fully for its support against the window frame.
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Briefly press upper or lower half of the
switch again to raise or lower the rear window sunshade completely.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from starter switch, and lock your
vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in
the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause serious personal injury.
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Good visibility
Roller sunblind* in the rear doors
왘
Pull the roller sunblind out using the
hooks.
왘
Attach the hooks at the top.
!
Always guide the sunblind by hand. Do
not let it snap back, as the retractor
could be damaged.
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Climate control
Climate control
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Climate control
Item
Item
1 Control panel
1 Swiveling left rear center air outlet
2 Thumbwheel, left center air outlet
2 Swiveling right rear center air outlet
3 Swiveling left center air outlet
3 Thumbwheel, right rear center air
outlet
4 Center air outlet
4 Thumbwheel, left rear center air
outlet
5 Swiveling right center air outlet
6 Thumbwheel, right center air outlet
7 Thumbwheel for adding cold air
8 Swiveling side air outlet
Rear air outlets
The storage compartment between the
front seats can be ventilated (컄 page 229).
9 Side air defroster outlet, fixed
10 Side air outlet, adjustable
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For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders for the center outlets to the middle
position.
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Climate control
1 Temperature, left
8 Residual heat
2 Windshield defroster
9 Economy mode (no cooling)
3 Increase airflow
10 Air distribution display
4 MAX COOL display
11 On/off
5 Air distribution rocker switch
12 Airflow display
6 Rear window defroster
13 Decrease airflow
7 Temperature, right
14 Air recirculation button
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15 Air distribution and air volume (automatic)
Controls in detail
Climate control
The climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. You can operate
the climate control system in either the automatic or manual mode. The system cools
or heats the interior depending on the selected interior temperature and the current outside temperature.
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the ACOFF mode is selected
(컄 page 170).
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.
Setting the temperature
Use temperature controls 1 and 7 to separately adjust the air temperature on each
side of the passenger compartment. You
should raise or lower the temperature setting in small increments, preferably starting at 72°F (22°C).
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Increasing
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate
the interior before driving off.
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The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Keep the air intake grille in front of the
windshield free of snow and debris.
Do not obstruct air flow by placing objects on the air flow-through exhaust
slots below the rear window.
Turn the control slightly to the right.
Decreasing
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Turn the control slightly to the left.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
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Climate control
Adjusting air distribution
Adjusting manually
Use air distribution control 5 (컄 page 164)
to adjust the air distribution.
Symbol
Function
a
Directs air through the
center, side and rear
passenger compartment
air outlets
Z
Directs air to the windows
X
Directs air into the entire
vehicle interior
Y
Directs air to the footwells
왘
Press air distribution rocker switch 5
(컄 page 164).
The indicator lamp on the U button
goes out.
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The current air distribution appears in
the air distribution display 10.
Adjusting automatically
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Press the U button.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air distribution and volume is adjusted automatically.
Adjusting center air outlets:
The thumbwheels for left 2 and right 6
center air outlets are automatically positioned for optimum interior airflow. In this
position, center air outlet 4 and swiveling
left and right center outlets 3 and 5 are fully opened.
Heating:
Only in manual mode is it possible to lower
the temperature in the headroom by regulating the cold-airflow using thumbwheel 7
(컄 page 162).
Windshield fogged on the outside
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Switch the windshield wipers on.
왘
Press the U button.
Adjusting air volume
Adjusting manually
Five blower speeds are available.
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Press ˜ to decrease or Q to increase air volume to the desired level.
The Auto display disappears and the
automatic mode is switched off. The
selected blower speed is shown in the
display.
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Climate control
Adjusting automatically
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Defrosting
Press the U button.
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The air volume is adjusted automatically.
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
These settings should only be selected
for a short time.
Activating
If the left air distribution/airflow volume
control 15 (컄 page 164) is set to U and
there is a high need for cooling, the display
"MAX COOL" 4 (컄 page 164) appears in
the climate control.
왘
This provides the fastest possible cooling
of the vehicle interior (when windows and
sliding/pop-up roof are closed).
왘
Press button P.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
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!
or
Switch off air recirculation, if selected.
Press button O.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
왘
Close center air outlets.
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Open left and right side air outlets and
adjust side air outlets upwards.
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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.
Deactivating
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Press button P.
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Climate control
Activating
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Press button O.
Warning!
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Never operate the windows or sliding/pop-up roof* if there is the possibility of
anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
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If you keep button O pressed, the
side windows and sliding/pop-up roof*
will be closed.
The air recirculation mode is activated
automatically at high outside temperatures.
If you have turned off the air conditioner (컄 page 170) or the outside
temperature is below 41°F (5°C), the
air recirculation mode will not switch
on automatically.
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In case the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the control button. To
reverse direction of movement press
button Œ for opening or ‹ for closing.
Deactivating
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Press button O.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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If you keep button O pressed, the
side windows and sliding/po-up roof*
will be returned to their previous position.
The air recirculation mode is deactivated
automatically:
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after five minutes if the outside temperature is below approximately 41°F
(5°C)
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Climate control
앫
앫
after five minutes if the air conditioner
is turned off
after 30 minutes if the outside temperature is above approximately 41°F
(5°C)
At outside temperatures above 79°F
(26°C), the system will not automatically
switch back to outside air. A quantity of
outside air is added after approximately
30 minutes.
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
Press button F.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button F again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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 blinking, 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.
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Controls in detail
Climate control
Deactivating the climate control system
Deactivating
왘
Air conditioner
The air conditioner is operational while the
engine is running and cools the interior air
to the temperature set by the operator.
Press button M (컄 page 164).
i
Condensation may drip out from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
Reactivating
왘
Press button M again(컄 page 164).
or
왘
Press any button on the climate control
panel (컄 page 164).
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioner.
왘
Press ACOFF again (컄 page 164).
The indicator lamp on the
button ACOFF goes out.
The air conditioner uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
Deactivating
!
It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the climate
control system. The air in the vehicle will
then no longer be cooled or dehumidified.
If the air conditioner cannot be turned
on again, this indicates that the air conditioner is losing refrigerant. The compressor has turned itself off.
Press button ACOFF (컄 page 164).
Have the air conditioner checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
왘
The indicator lamp on the
button ACOFF comes on.
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Activating
Controls in detail
Climate control
Residual heat and ventilation*
With the engine switched off, it is possible
to continue to heat or ventilate the interior
for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes
use of the residual heat produced by the
engine.
Deactivating
왘
Press button T (컄 page 164).
The indicator lamp on button T
goes out.
The residual heat is automatically turned
off:
Activating
앫
when the ignition is switched on
왘
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
if the battery voltage drops
왘
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or remove it from the starter
switch.
i
How long the system will provide heating depends on the coolant temperature and the temperature set by the
operator. The blower will run at speed
setting 1 regardless of the air distribution control setting.
Press button T (컄 page 164).
The indicator lamp on button T
comes on.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Automatic climate control*
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
1 Automatic climate control panel
2 Thumbwheel center air outlet, left
3 Adjustable center air outlet, left
4 Air outlet
5 Adjustable center air outlet, right
6 Thumbwheel center air outlet, right
7 Thumbwheel for adding cold air
8 Adjustable side air outlet
9 Side air defroster outlet, fixed
10 Side air outlet, adjustable
1 Thumbwheel for side air outlet
1 Adjustable center air outlet, left
2 Adjustable side air outlet
2 Adjustable center air outlet, right
3 Thumbwheel for center air outlet,
left
4 Control panel for rear air conditioning
5 Thumbwheel for center air outlet,
right
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
1 Air distribution, left
2 Windshield defroster
8 Automatic air distribution, right and
blower speed
3 Temperature rocker switch, left
9 Activated charcoal filter
4 Display
5 Temperature rocker switch, right
6 Rear window defroster
7 Air distribution, right
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10 Rear air-conditioning remote control
11 Increase airflow
12 On/off
13 Decrease airflow
14 Economy mode (no cooling)
Residual heat
15 Air recirculation button
16 Automatic air distribution, left and
blower speed
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
The automatic climate control is a 4-zone
intelligent climate control system. Your vehicle interior is divided into 4 zones.
With the help of a sun sensor, the automatic climate control determines the relation
of the sun to the vehicle and automatically
adjusts the inside temperature for every individual zone.
You can set the temperature for each of
the 4 zones separately. These settings can
be assigned to a key and stored in memory
(컄 page 144).
The automatic climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. It cools
the vehicle’s interior according to the angle and intensity of the sun’s rays, the outside temperature and the selected
temperature.
i
Condensation may drip from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
The activated charcoal filter, when
switched on, markedly reduces odors and
removes pollutants from the air entering
the passenger compartment.
!
If the interior has been heated, air the
vehicle out before driving.
Keep the air intake between the hood
and the windshield free of snow.
Do not cover the ventilation slot between the rear shelf and the rear window.
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.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the economy mode ACOFF is selected (컄 page 174).
Warning!
G
Follow the recommended settings for heating and cooling given on the following pages. Otherwise the windows could fog up,
impairing visibility and endangering you and
others.
i
Increasing
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate
the interior before driving off.
왘
Keep the air intake grille in front of the
windshield free of snow and debris.
Do not obstruct air flow by placing objects on the air flow-through exhaust
slots below the rear window.
Use temperature control 3 for the left side
or 5 for the right side to separately adjust
the air temperature on each side of the
passenger compartment. You should raise
or lower the temperature setting in small
increments, preferably starting at 72°F
(22°C).
i
When operating the climate control
system in automatic mode, you will
only rarely need to adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
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The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
Decreasing
왘
Setting the temperature
Push top of temperature control rocker
switch 3 and/or 5.
Push bottom of temperature control
rocker switch 3 and/or 5.
The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
Heating:
Only in manual air distribution mode is it
possible to lower the temperature in the
headroom by adding outside air using
thumbweel 7 (컄 page 172) in the dashboard.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Adjusting air distribution
Adjusting manually
왘
Turn air distribution controls 1 and 7
(컄 page 174) to manually adjust to the
desired air distribution on each side of
the passenger compartment.
The indicator lamp in the U button
goes out.
Symbol
The following pages use symbol set 1 to
explain the operation of the air distribution
control. Please see above chart for reference to the corresponding function of symbol set 2 should your vehicle show those
on the air distribution control switch.
Adjusting air volume
Adjusting manually
Nine blower speeds are available.
왘
Adjusting automatically
왘
The Auto display disappears and the
automatic mode is switched off. The
selected blower speed is shown in the
display.
Press left or right U button again.
The indicator lamp in the U button
illuminates. The air distribution is adjusted automatically
Function
Set 1 Set 2
Press ˜ to decrease or Q to increase air volume to the desired level.
Adjusting automatically
Õ a Directs air through the
center, side and rear
passenger compartment
air outlets
Ô Z Directs air to the windows
Ò X Directs air into the entire
vehicle interior
Ó Y Directs air to the footwells
Windshield fogged on the outside
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on.
왘
Press the left or right U button.
왘
Press left or right U button.
The air volume is adjusted automatically.
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
If the left and right air distribution controls
as well as the airflow volume control are
set to U and there is a high need for
cooling, the display "MAX COOL" appears
in the front and rear display.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
This provides the fastest possible cooling
of the vehicle interior (when windows and
sliding/pop-up roof are closed).
왘
Press button P.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
Defrosting
i
These settings should only be selected
for a short time.
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.
Press button P.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
왘
Switch off air recirculation, if selected.
왘
Press button O.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
왘
Close center air outlets.
왘
Adjust side air outlets upwards.
Warning!
G
When the outside temperature is below
41°F (5°C), only switch to air recirculation
mode for short periods to prevent window
fogging.
Activating
왘
Press button O.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
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If you keep button O pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof* will be closed.
The air recirculation mode is activated
automatically:
Air recirculation mode
Activating
왘
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Deactivating
앫
at high outside temperatures
앫
if the concentration of carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide in the outside air increases, for example in a
tunnel (charcoal filter activated
(컄 page 180))
If you have turned off the air conditioner (컄 page 170) or the outside
temperature is below 41°F (5°C), the
air recirculation mode will not switch
on automatically.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Warning!
G
Never operate the windows or sliding/pop-up roof* if there is the possibility of
anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
In case the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the control button. To
reverse direction of movement press
button Œ for opening or ‹ for closing.
Deactivating
왘
Press button O.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i
If you keep button O pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof* will be returned to their previous
position.
The air recirculation mode is deactivated
automatically:
앫
after five minutes if the outside temperature is below approximately 41°F
(5°C)
앫
after five minutes if the air conditioner
is turned off (ACOFF)
앫
after 30 minutes if the outside temperature is above approximately 41°F
(5°C)
At outside temperatures above 79°F
(26°C) the system will not automatically
switch back to outside air. A quantity of
outside air is added after approximately
30 minutes.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Charcoal filter
An activated charcoal filter markedly reduces bad odors and removes pollutants
from air entering the passenger compartment.
Activating
왘
Press button e.
The indicator lamp on the button lights
up.
The system switches automatically to the
air recirculation mode if the carbon
monoxide (CO) or nitrogen oxide (NOX)
concentration of the outside air increases
beyond a predetermined level.
i
If you keep button e pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof* will be closed.
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Deactivating
왘
Press button e.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i
If you keep button e pressed, the
side windows and the sliding/pop-up
roof* will be returned to their previous
position.
Rear window defroster
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
The automatic air recirculation mode does
not function if economy mode ACOFF is selected or if the outside temperature has
fallen below 41°F (5°C).
The activated charcoal filter should be
switched off when windows fog up on the
inside, or if the passenger compartment
needs to be quickly heated or cooled
down.
왘
Press button F.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button F again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Warning!
G
Any accumulation of snow and ice should be
removed from the rear window before driving. Visibility could otherwise be impaired,
endangering you and others.
Air conditioner
The air conditioner is operational while the
engine is running and cools the interior air
to the temperature set by the operator.
i
Condensation may drip out from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
!
If the rear window defroster switches
off too soon and the indicator lamp
starts blinking, 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.
Activating
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioner.
왘
Press ACOFF again.
The indicator lamp on
the ACOFF button goes out.
The air conditioner uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
Deactivating
!
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.
If the air conditioner cannot be turned
on again, this indicates that the air conditioner is losing refrigerant. The compressor has turned itself off.
왘
Press button ACOFF.
The indicator lamp on the
button ACOFF lights up.
Have the air conditioner checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
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.
Activating
왘
왘
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or remove it from the starter
switch.
Press button T.
The indicator lamp on button T
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button T.
The indicator lamp on button T
goes out.
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The residual heat is automatically turned
off
앫
when the ignition is switched on
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
if the battery voltage drops
Rear air conditioning
i
How long the system will provide heating depends on the coolant temperature and the temperature set by the
operator. The blower will run at speed
setting 1 regardless of the air distribution control setting.
1 Swiveling left rear center air outlet
2 Swiveling right rear center air outlet
3 Thumbwheel, left rear center air outlet
4 Temperature rocker switch, left
5 Display
6 Temperature rocker switch, right
7 Thumbwheel, right rear center air outlet
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control*
Adjusting the rear settings with the
front control panel
The temperature display disappears approximately 5 seconds after the last key
confirmation and switches back to the normal display.
i
The normal display will appear when
the ™ button is pressed again.
Display
1 Temperature, left
2 Temperature, right
Display
왘
Basic settings
We recommend setting the temperature
on both the left- and right-hand sides to
72°F. This ensures a pleasant temperature
in the rear of the vehicle.
Press the ™ button (컄 page 174).
The display switches over.
The temperature for the rear left- and
right-hand sides of the vehicle can be set
with temperature rocker switches 3 and 5.
The temperatures for the left- and
right-hand sides can be set using temperature rocker switches 4 and 6.
i
The rear air conditioning will not cool
the air when economy mode ACOFF
has been selected in the front control
panel.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Power windows
Opening and closing the windows
Warning!
The side windows can be opened and
closed electrically. The switches for all of
the side windows are on the driver’s door.
The switches for the respective windows
are on the front passenger and the rear
doors.
G
When closing the windows, be sure that
there is no danger of anyone being harmed
by the closing procedure.
In case of obstruction, the automatic reversal will not operate if a door window is being
closed by pulling the switch and holding it,
or when using the SmartKey.
The closing procedure of door windows can
be immediately reversed by either pressing
or pulling the switch, or pressing
button Πon the SmartKey and holding
it.
1 Rear window override switch
(컄 page 71)
2 Right front window
3 Right rear window
4 Left rear window
5 Left front window
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from starter switch, take it with you, and
lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause serious personal
injury.
왘
Turn key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
Opening the windows
왘
Press switch to resistance point.
The window will move downwards until
you release the switch.
Closing the windows
왘
Pull on switch.
The window will move upwards until
you release the switch.
Fully opening windows
왘
Press switch past resistance point and
release.
The window opens completely.
Controls in detail
Power windows
Fully closing windows
Stopping windows
왘
왘
Pull switch past resistance point and
release.
The window closes completely.
If the upward movement of the window is
blocked during the closing procedure, the
window will stop and open slightly.
Warning!
G
Driver’s door only:
If within five seconds switch 1 is again
pulled past the resistance point and released, the automatic reversal will not operate.
Press or pull respective switch again.
i
You can also open or close the windows using the following:
Opening and closing the windows with
the Smartkey
The sliding/pop-up roof* will also be
opened or closed when the power windows
are operated with the key (컄 page 188).
G
앫
SmartKey (summer opening/convenience feature), see below
Warning!
앫
Button O in the control panel of
the climate control (컄 page 164) or
automatic climate control
(컄 page 174)
Never operate the windows or sliding/pop-up roof* if there is the possibility of
anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
앫
Button e in the control panel of
the automatic climate control
(컄 page 174)
In case the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the control button. To
reverse direction of movement press
button Œ for opening or ‹ for closing.
왘
Aim transmitter eye at the front door
handle.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Opening (Summer opening feature)
왘
Press and hold button Πafter unlocking the vehicle.
Closing (Convenience feature)
왘
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof*
begin to open after approximately one
second.
왘
Release transmit button to interrupt
procedure.
Press and hold button ‹ after locking the vehicle.
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof*
begin to close after approximately one
second.
왘
Release transmit button to interrupt
procedure.
Ensure that all side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof* are properly closed before leaving the vehicle.
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Synchronizing power windows
The power windows must be resynchronized each time after the battery has been
disconnected.
왘
Pull the power window switches until
the side windows are closed and hold
the switches for approximately one
second.
Controls in detail
Sliding/pop-up roof*
Sliding/pop-up roof*
Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up
roof*
The sliding/pop-up roof can be opened
and closed electrically. The switch for the
sliding/pop-up roof is on the overhead
control panel.
With the roof closed or tilted open, a
screen can be slid into the roof opening to
guard against sun rays. When sliding the
roof open, the screen will also retract.
Warning!
G
왘
Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up
roof
왘
When closing the sliding/pop-up roof, be
sure that there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
The closing procedure of the sliding/pop-up
roof can be immediately reversed by either
moving the switch in any direction, or pressing button Πon the key and holding it.
1 Push back to slide roof open
2 Push forward to slide roof closed
3 Push up to raise roof at rear
4 Pull down to lower roof at rear
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
key from starter switch, take it with you, and
lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause serious personal
injury.
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
To open, close, raise or lower the sliding/pop-up roof, move the switch to
the resistance point in the required direction.
Release the switch when the roof has
reached the required position.
Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up
roof automatically
왘
Move the switch past the resistance
point in the direction required and release.
The sliding/pop-up roof opens or closes completely.
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Controls in detail
Sliding/pop-up roof*
Stopping the sliding/pop-up roof
!
왘
To avoid damaging the seals, do not
transport any objects with sharp edges
which can stick out of the sliding/pop-up roof.
Move the switch in any direction.
If the movement of the sliding/pop-up
roof is blocked during the closing procedure, the roof will stop and reopen
slightly.
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You can also open or close the sliding/pop-up roof using the following:
앫
SmartKey, see below
앫
Button O in the control panel of
the climate control (컄 page 164) or
automatic climate control
(컄 page 174)
앫
Button e in the control panel of
the automatic climate control
(컄 page 174)
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Open the sliding/pop-up roof only if
the roof is clear of snow or ice.
The sliding/pop-up roof can be opened
or closed manually should an electrical
malfunction occur (컄 page 331).
Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up
roof with the SmartKey
The power windows will also be opened or
closed when the sliding/pop-up roof is operated with the key (컄 page 185).
Warning!
G
Never operate the windows or sliding/pop-up roof if there is the possibility of
anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
In case the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the remote control button.
To reverse direction of movement
press Œ for opening or ‹ for closing.
왘
Aim transmitter eye at the front door
handle.
Controls in detail
Sliding/pop-up roof*
Opening (Summer opening feature)
왘
Press and hold button Πafter unlocking the vehicle.
Closing (Convenience feature)
왘
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof
begin to open after approximately one
second.
왘
Release transmit button to interrupt
procedure.
Press and hold button ‹ after locking the vehicle.
The windows and sliding/pop-up roof
begin to close after approximately one
second.
왘
Release transmit button to interrupt
procedure.
Ensure that all side windows and the sliding/pop-up roof are properly closed before
leaving the vehicle.
Synchronizing the sliding/pop-up roof
The power sliding/pop-up roof must be resynchronized each time
앫
after the battery has been disconnected
앫
the sliding/pop-up roof has been
closed manually (컄 page 331)
앫
the sliding/pop-up roof does not open
smoothly
앫
a malfunction
Synchronizing
왘
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
왘
Press the switch in the "raise" direction
until the sliding/pop-up roof is fully
raised at the rear (컄 page 187).
Hold the switch for approximately one
second.
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Controls in detail
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Warning!
G
When closing the panorama sliding/pop-up
roof, ensure that no one is in danger of being
injured.
If the panorama sliding/pop-up roof is
closed with the convenience closing feature
and becomes blocked, it will not open automatically.
If the vehicle rolls over, there is a danger of
occupants without fastened seat belts being
thrown out of the opening.
In this case there is an increased risk of injury even for passengers with fastened seat
belts, as entire body parts or portions of
them may protrude from the passenger
compartment.
Opening and closing the roller sunblind
The roller sunblinds can only be opened or
closed when the panorama sliding/pop-up
roof is closed. The front and rear roller sunblind cannot be operated individually.
Should this occur, press the release button
on the key and hold it down; the panorama
sliding/pop-up roof opens again.
Make sure to remove the key from the ignition lock even when leaving the vehicle for
only a brief period of time.
In the event of an accident, the glass in vehicles with a glass roof may shatter.
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Panorama sliding/pop-up roof switch
1 Open
2 Close
Controls in detail
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Warning!
G
Opening and closing the panorama sliding/pop-up roof
When closing the roller sunblinds, make
sure that no one is in danger of being injured
by the closing procedure.
Opening the roller sunblinds automatically
Roller sunblind switch, rear
왘
1 Open
2 Close
왘
왘
Make sure that the ignition is turned on
or press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button*.
Press the switch in the desired direction.
The sun roller sunblinds open.
왘
Release the switch when the roller sunblinds have reached the desired position.
Press the switch past the resistance
point in direction 1 and release it
again.
The roller sunblinds open completely.
Stopping the roller sunblinds
왘
Press the switch again in any direction.
1 Push back to slide roof open
2 Push forward to slide roof closed
3 Push back to raise roof
4 Push forward to lower roof
왘
Make sure that the ignition is turned on
or press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button*.
왘
Push the switch to the resistance point
in the required direction.
The panorama sliding/pop-up roof
opens.
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Controls in detail
Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
왘
Release the switch once the roof has
reached the desired position.
Opening and closing the panorama sliding/pop-up roof automatically
왘
Press the switch past the resistance
point in the desired direction.
The panorama sliding/pop-up roof
opens completely.
!
Do not transport any objects that protrude out of the panorama sliding/pop-up roof as the seals could be
damaged.
Stopping the panorama sliding/pop-up
roof
왘
Opening and closing windows and panorama sliding/pop-up roof with the
SmartKey
The power windows will also be opened or
closed when the panorama sliding/pop-up
roof is operated with the key (컄 page 185).
Warning!
G
Never operate the windows or sliding/pop-up roof if there is the possibility of
anyone being harmed by the opening or
closing procedure.
In case the procedure causes potential danger, the procedure can be immediately halted by releasing the remote control button.
To reverse direction of movement
press Œ for opening or ‹ for closing.
Press the switch again in any direction.
왘
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Aim transmitter eye at the front door
handle.
Opening (Summer opening feature)
If roller blinds are closed:
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Press and hold button Πafter unlocking the vehicle.
The windows and roller blinds begin to
open after approximately one second.
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Press and hold button Πagain.
The panorama sliding/pop-up roof tilts
and opens.
If roller blinds are already open:
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Press and hold button Πafter unlocking the vehicle.
The windows move down and the panorama sliding/pop-up roof tilts and
opens after approximately one second.
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Release transmit button to interrupt
procedure.
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Panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Closing (Convenience feature)
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Press and hold button ‹ after locking the vehicle.
The windows and panorama sliding/pop-up roof begin to close after
approximately one second.
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Synchronizing the panorama sliding/pop-up roof
It is necessary to resynchronize the panorama sliding/pop-up roof after:
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voltage supply interruption due to a
disconnected or discharged battery
Press and hold button Πagain.
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the roof has been closed manually
The roller blinds close.
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Release transmit button to interrupt
procedure.
the roof has been opened with an
abrupt movement
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a malfunction
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Remove the fuse from the main fuse
box.
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Replace the fuse in the main fuse box.
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Turn the ignition on.
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Press the switch in direction 3.
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Wait until the panorama sliding/pop-up
roof is raised and then keep the switch
pressed for approximately 1 second.
Ensure that all side windows and the panorama sliding/pop-up roof are properly
closed before leaving the vehicle.
Solar panel*
Combined with the panorama sliding/pop-up roof a solar panel is available.
The solar cells convert natural light into
electrical energy. When the engine is
switched off, the energy generated automatically switches on the ventilation fan.
The constant air flow creates a cooler temperature for cars parked in the sunlight.
The air flow depends on the intensity of the
solar radiation. The ventilation starts 2
minutes after switching off the engine.
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Driving systems
The following driving systems are explained on the following pages:
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Cruise control
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Distronic*
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AIRMATIC DC*
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Park assist (Parktronic*)
The BAS, ABS, ESP and SBC driving systems are described in the "Safety and Security" section (컄 page 73).
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 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 20).
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Cruise control is a convenience system designed to assist the driver during vehicle operation. The driver must always remain
responsible for the vehicle speed and for
safe brake operation.
Only use cruise control if the traffic and
weather conditions make it advisable to
travel at a steady speed.
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The use of cruise control can be dangerous on winding roads or in heavy traffic
because conditions do not allow safe
driving at a steady speed.
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The use of cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in
tire traction can result in wheel spin and
loss of control.
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Deactivate cruise control when driving
in fog.
The "Resume" function should only be operated if the driver is fully aware of the previously set speed and wishes to resume this
particular preset speed.
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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.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
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 previously set speed
Saving current speed
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Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
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Briefly lift 1 or depress 2 the cruise
control lever.
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Step on the brake pedal.
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Briefly push the cruise control lever to
position 3.
Vehicles with manual transmission:
The set cruise controlled speed is
switched off when declutching exceeds
four seconds during downshifting a
gear.
or
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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.
The current speed is set.
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Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Cruise control is activated.
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Setting stored speed ("Resume"
function)
Warning!
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Lift the cruise control lever to
position 1 and hold it up until the desired speed is reached.
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Release the cruise control lever.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
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.
The new speed is set.
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Depressing the accelerator pedal does
not deactivate cruise control. After
brief acceleration (e.g. for passing),
cruise control will resume the last
speed set.
Briefly push the cruise control lever to
position 4.
The cruise control will resume the last
previously set speed.
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The speed stored in memory should only be
set again if prevailing road conditions permit. Possible acceleration or deceleration
differences arising from returning to preset
speed could endanger yourself and others.
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Setting a higher speed
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Setting a lower speed
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Depress the cruise control lever to
position 2 and hold it down until the
desired speed is reached.
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Release the cruise control lever.
The new speed is set.
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Fine adjustment in 0.6 mph (1 km/h)
increments
Faster
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 1.
Slower
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 2.
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Distronic*
When activated, the Distronic adaptive
cruise control system increases driving
convenience afforded by the cruise control
during travel on expressways and other
major roads.
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If the Distronic distance sensor detects
a slower moving vehicle directly ahead,
your vehicle speed will be reduced so
that you follow that vehicle at a preset
distance.
If there is no vehicle directly ahead of
you, Distronic will function in the same
way as cruise control (컄 page 201).
Warning!
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Distronic adaptive cruise control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does
not react to stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and lane layout
or the movement of vehicles ahead. Distronic can only apply a maximum of 20% of the
vehicle’s braking power.
It is the driver’s responsibility at all times to
be attentive to traffic and road conditions
and to provide the steering, braking and other driving inputs necessary to retain control
of the vehicle.
Warning!
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Distronic is a convenience system. Its speed
adjustment reduction capability is intended
to make cruise control more effective and
usable when traffic speeds vary. However, it
is not intended to, nor does it, replace the
need for extreme care. The responsibility for
the vehicle speed and the distance to the vehicle ahead, including most importantly
brake operation to assure safe stopping distance, always rests with the driver.
Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account.
Warning!
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Distronic requires familiarity with its operational characteristics. We strongly recommend that you review the following
information carefully before operating the
system.
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For operation in the USA only: This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
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this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
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Warning!
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Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account. Only use Distronic if
the weather and traffic conditions make it
advisable to travel at a steady speed.
Warning!
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Use of Distronic can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in tire traction
can result in wheel spin and loss of control.
Distronic does not act upon adverse sight
distance conditions. Do not use Distronic
during conditions of fog and heavy rain,
snow or sleet.
Warning!
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Close attention to road and traffic conditions is imperative at all times, regardless of
whether or not Distronic is activated.
Use of Distronic can be dangerous on winding roads or in heavy traffic because conditions do not allow safe driving at a steady
speed.
Distronic will not react to stationary objects
in the roadway (e.g. a stopped vehicle in a
traffic jam or a disabled vehicle). Distronic
will also not respond to oncoming vehicles.
Switch off Distronic:
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when changing from the left to the right
lane if vehicles are moving more slowly
in the left lane
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when entering a turn lane or highway off
ramp
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in complex driving situations, such as in
highway construction zones
In these situations, Distronic will continue to
maintain the set speed unless deactivated.
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Distronic is designed and intended only to
maintain a set speed and keep a set distance from moving objects in front of it.
Warning!
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The "Resume" function should only be operated if the driver is fully aware of the previously set speed and wishes to resume this
particular preset speed.
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Distronic displays in the speedometer
dial
Under no circumstances should the
driver await the intermittent warning
sound before braking. See warning
note on the next page.
The intermittent warning sound ceases
and the red DTR warning lamp l
goes out when the necessary distance
to the vehicle ahead is again established.
1 Segments
1 Set speed
If Distronic is activated, one or two segments light up around the set speed.
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The vehicle speed displayed on the
speedometer can briefly vary from the
speed setting on the Distronic system.
If Distronic detects a vehicle directly
ahead, the segments from the speed of the
vehicle ahead to the set speed light up.
If Distronic calculates that there is a danger of collision:
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The DTR warning lamp l in the instrument cluster lights up red.
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An intermittent warning sounds.
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Immediately brake the vehicle to avoid
a collision.
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Warning!
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Warning!
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An intermittent warning sounds and the
DTR warning lamp in the instrument cluster
is illuminated if the Distronic system calculates that the distance to the vehicle ahead
and your vehicle’s current speed indicate
that Distronic will not be capable of slowing
the vehicle sufficiently to maintain the preset following distance, which creates a danger of a collision.
Distronic brakes your vehicle with a maximum deceleration of 6.5 ft/s2 (2 m/s2).
This corresponds to about 20% of the maximum deceleration ability of your vehicle.
Immediately brake the vehicle to increase
the distance to the vehicle in front of you.
The warning sound is intended as a final caution that you have not interceded with your
own braking inputs to avoid a potentially
dangerous situation. Do not wait for the operation of the warning signal to intercede
with your own braking, as that will result in
potentially dangerous emergency braking
which will not always result in an impact being avoided.
Keep driver’s foot area clear at all times, including the area under the brake pedal. Objects stored in this area may impair pedal
movement which could interfere with the
braking ability of the Distronic system.
Tailgating increases the risk of an accident.
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Distronic brakes the vehicle in an effort to
restore the preset distance or to maintain
the speed. The brake pedal is automatically
applied as this happens which results in the
brake pedal moving.
Do not place your foot under the brake pedal
– your foot could become caught.
Distronic menu in the control system
In the Distronic menu you can read the current settings for Distronic. What appears in
the display depends on whether Distronic
and the distance warning function are
turned on or off.
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Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see one of the following displays.
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Distronic deactivated
Distronic activated
Cruise control lever
If Distronic is deactivated you can see the
standard display of Distronic in the multifunction display.
If you turn Distronic on, you will see the set
speed in the multifunction display for
about five seconds. If Distronic is
activated, you can see the following display in the multifunction display.
The Distronic system is operated by means
of the cruise control lever.
1 Vehicle ahead, if detected
2 Actual distance to vehicle ahead
3 Should-be distance to vehicle ahead
4 Your vehicle
5 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever found on the left-hand side of the
steering column.
1 Distronic activated
1 Set current or higher speed
2 Set current or lower speed
3 Deactivate Distronic
4 Resume at previously set speed
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Activating Distronic
Setting the current speed
Setting a higher speed
You can activate Distronic if:
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Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
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Briefly lift or depress the cruise control
lever.
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you are driving between 25 mph
(Canada:40 km/h) and 110 mph
(Canada:180 km/h)
the ESP is activated (컄 page 75)
If Distronic has not been activated after
pressing the cruise control lever you will
see the message --- in the multifunction
display.
In the following cases you cannot activate
Distronic:
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Up to two minutes after starting the engine
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When you brake
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If you have set the parking brake
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If the gear selector lever is in
position P, R or N
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If the ESP is switched off
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Distronic is activated and the current
speed is set.
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Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
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If you do not take your foot off of the
accelerator completely, the following
message will appear in the multifunction display:
Distronic override. The distance to a
slower moving vehicle in front of you
will not be set. Your vehicle speed will
then be determined only by the accelerator pedal position.
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 1 (컄 page 201) to increase vehicle speed in increments of 5
mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
The new speed is set.
The stored speed is displayed in the
multifunction display for approximately
five seconds (컄 page 201), and one or
two segments around the stored speed
light up on the speedometer
(컄 page 199).
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Depressing the accelerator pedal does
not deactivate Distronic. After brief acceleration (e.g. for passing), cruise control will resume the last speed set.
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Setting a lower speed
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 201) to
decrease vehicle speed in increments
of 5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
The new speed is set.
The stored speed is displayed in the
multifunction display for approximately
five seconds (컄 page 199), and one or
two segments around the stored speed
light up on the speedometer
(컄 page 199).
Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Faster
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 201).
Resetting stored speeds
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 endanger yourself and others.
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 201).
Distronic is set to the last stored
speed.
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When you use the cruise control lever
to decelerate, the transmission will automatically downshift if the rate of deceleration is too low.
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Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
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Deactivating Distronic
Distronic deactivates automatically when:
There are several ways to deactivate the
Distronic system:
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you set the parking brake
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you drive slower than 25 mph
(Canada: 40 km/h)
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the ESP is active (컄 page 75) or you deactivate the ESP
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you move the transmission selector lever into position N
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in the
direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 201).
or
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Step on the brake pedal.
Distronic will be deactivated. The last
speed set will be stored into memory.
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The following message will appear in
the multifunction display for approximately five seconds: Distronic off.
The last stored speed is deleted when
you turn off the engine.
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A signal will sound. The Distronic off
message appears in the multifunction
display for approximately five seconds.
Warning!
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Distronic switches off and releases the
brakes when the vehicle decelerates below
the minimum speed of approx. 25 mph
( 40 km/h) by operation of the system. At
that time the driver must apply the brakes in
order to reduce vehicle speed further or
bring it to a stop.
Setting the following distance in
Distronic
You can set the specified following distance for Distronic by varying the time setting between 1.0 and 2.0 seconds. Using
this time setting and the current speed of
your vehicle, Distronic calculates and sets
the required following distance to the vehicle ahead. The set distance will be shown
in the multifunction display field.
The thumbwheel for making the time setting is located on the lower section of the
center console.
Warning!
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It is up to the driver to exercise discretion to
select the appropriate setting given road
conditions, traffic, driver’s preferred driving
style and applicable laws and driving recommendations for safe following distance.
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Decreasing distance
Decreasing the distance setting tells Distronic to maintain a shorter following distance to the vehicle ahead.
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Turn thumbwheel 3 towards ®.
Distance warning function
1 Distance warning function on/off
switch
2 Control lamp
3 Thumbwheel for setting distance
When Distronic is deactivated, this function will continue to warn you when recognizing a stationary obstacle or a slower
vehicle moving in the vehicle’s path and
the danger of a collision exists:
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The distance warning lamp l in the
instrument cluster comes on.
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An intermittent warning sounds.
Increasing distance
Increasing the distance setting tells Distronic to maintain a greater following distance to the vehicle ahead.
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Turn thumbwheel 3 towards ¯.
If these warnings are issued, you must
brake manually to maintain a safe distance
and avoid a collision with the vehicle
ahead.
When pressing the brake pedal, the warning sound stops. The warning sound also
stops when the distance to the vehicle
ahead is sufficient again without applying
the brake pedal. In this case the distance
warning lamp also extinguishes.
Warning!
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If the DTR warning lamp l in the instrument cluster lights up while driving and/or
an intermittent warning sounds, immediate
attention on the part of the driver is required.
As required by the traffic situation, apply the
brakes and navigate around a possible obstacle. However, do not drive by relying on
the distance warning function, as this will result in an emergency braking application.
Especially depending on road surface conditions and driver reaction, this will not always
enable you to avoid a collision.
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Complex driving situations are not always fully recognized by Distronic. This
could result in wrong or missing distance warnings.
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Activating
Driving with Distronic
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This section describes a number of driving
situations where special precaution is required on the part of the driver. Be prepared to brake in such situations. This will
deactivate the Distronic system.
Press button 1.
Indicator lamp 2 on the button lights
up. A loudspeaker symbol appears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 201).
Deactivating
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Press button 1.
Warning!
Indicator lamp 2 on the button goes
out. No loudspeaker symbol appears in
the multifunction display.
Distronic works to maintain the speed selected by the driver unless a moving obstacle proceeding directly ahead of it in the
same travel direction is detected (e.g. following another vehicle ahead of you at a distance set by Distronic). This means that:
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your vehicle can pass another vehicle after you change lanes
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while in a sharp turn or if the vehicle in
front is in a sharp turn, Distronic could
lose sight of a vehicle traveling in front
of it, then your vehicle could accelerate
to the previously selected speed.
Distronic regulates only the distance between your vehicle and those directly ahead
of it, but does not register stationary objects
in the road, e.g.:
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a stopped vehicle in a traffic jam
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a disabled vehicle
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an oncoming vehicle
The driver must always be on the alert, observe all traffic and intercede as required by
steering or braking the vehicle.
Warning!
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Distronic should not be used in snowy or icy
road conditions.
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The most likely cause for a malfunctioning
system is a dirty sensor (located behind
the hood grille), especially at times of snow
and ice or heavy rain. In such a case, Distronic will switch off, and the message
Distronic - Clean sensor! see oper.
Manual appears in the multifunction dis-
play.
For cleaning and care of the Distronic sensor, see "Cleaning the Distronic system
sensor" (컄 page 283).
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Turns and bends
If the message "Distronic - clean sensor!" See oper. manual disappears during driving and the last speed stored
flashes for approximately five seconds,
the dirt (e.g. slush) has dissolved;
Distronic works again.
In turns or bends, Distronic may not detect
a moving vehicle in front, or it may detect
one too soon. This may cause your vehicle
to brake late or unexpectedly.
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Offset driving
Lane changing
Narrow vehicles
A vehicle traveling in your lane but offset
from your direct line of travel may not be
detected by Distronic. There will be insufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
Distronic has not yet detected the vehicle
changing lanes. There will be insufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle.
Because of its narrow profile, the vehicle
traveling near the edge of the roadway has
not yet been detected by Distronic. There
will be insufficient distance to the vehicle
ahead.
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AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control)*
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With decreasing speed, the ride height
is again raised to the "Normal" level.
Vehicle level control
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Your vehicle automatically adjusts its ride
height to
These height adjustments are so small
that you may not notice any change.
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reduce fuel consumption
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increase vehicle safety
The following vehicle chassis ride heights
are possible:
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Normal
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Raised
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Lowered
Warning!
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To help avoid personal injury, keep hands
and feet away from wheel housing area, and
stay away from under the vehicle when lowering the vehicle chassis.
Select the "Raised" level only when required by current driving conditions. Otherwise
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fuel consumption may increase
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handling may be impaired
The vehicle chassis ride height is raised or
lowered according to the selected level
setting and to the vehicle speed:
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With increasing speed, ride height is reduced automatically by up to approximately 0.6 inch (15 mm) "Lowered"
level.
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The following vehicle level settings can be
selected when the vehicle is stationary and
the engine is running:
Vehicle level when Use for
stationary
Ride height increase
over normal
Automatic lowering
Indicator lamp (컄 page 210)
Normal
Normal operation None
Max. approx. 0.6 in (15 mm)
Lamp off
Raised
Driving with snow Approx. 1 in (25 mm)
chains or very
rough road surface conditions
Max. approx. 1 in (25 mm)
Lamp on
The switch is located in the lower section
of the center console.
1 Vehicle level control switch
2 Indicator lamp
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Briefly press switch 1 to change from
"Normal" level to "Raised" level. When
vehicle is at "Raised" level, pressing the
switch will return the vehicle to "Normal" level.
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At a speed of approx. above 75 mph
(120 km/h) or if the speed amounts to
between 50 mph (80 km/h) and
75 mph (120 km/h) for approx. five
minutes the setting "Raised" is canceled. The message Level selec.
canceled appears in the multifunction
display.
If you do not drive in this speed range,
the "Raised" level remains stored even
if the key is removed from the ignition.
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Comfort-/Sport setting
The suspension tuning is set according to:
The AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control) consists
of two components:
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your driving style
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road surface conditions
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your choice of suspension style,
"sporty I", "sporty II" or "regular", which
you select using the damping switch.
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Adaptive-Damping-System (ADS)
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Suspension style
The ADS automatically selects the optimum damping for the respective driving
conditions. At the same time the suspension style is set to either sporty or regular.
The selected suspension style is stored
in memory, even after the key is removed from the starter switch.
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In the sporty suspension style the vehicle is lowered 0.6 in (15 mm).
1 Damping button
2 Indicator lamps
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Start the engine.
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Suspension for sporty driving style I
The setting for sporty driving I is selected
when one indicator lamp 2 is illuminated.
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Press button 1.
One indicator lamp 2 comes on.
Suspension for sporty driving style II
The setting for sporty driving II is selected
when two indicator lamps 2 are illuminated.
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Press button 1 twice.
Two indicator lamps 2 come on.
Suspension for regular driving style
The setting for regular driving is selected
when the two indicator lamps 2 are off.
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Press button 1 repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
The indicator lamps 2 go out.
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PARKTRONIC system*
Warning!
Warning!
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Parktronic is a supplemental system. It is
not intended to, nor does it replace, the
need for extreme care. The responsibility
during parking and other critical maneuvers
always rests with the driver.
Special attention must be paid to objects
having smooth surfaces or low silhouettes
(e.g. trailer couplings, painted posts, or
street curbs). Such objects may not be detected by the system and can damage the
vehicle.
The operational function of the Parktronic
can be affected by dirty sensors, especially
at times of snow and ice. See "Cleaning the
Parktronic system sensors" (컄 page 284).
Interference caused by other ultrasonic signals (e.g. working jackhammers or the air
brakes of trucks) can cause the system to
send erratic indications, and should be taken into consideration.
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Be sure that no persons or animals are in the
area in which you are maneuvering. You
could otherwise injure them.
The Parktronic system is an electronic aid
designed to assist the driver during parking maneuvers. It visually and audibly indicates the relative distance between the
vehicle and an obstacle.
The Parktronic system is automatically activated when you switch on the ignition
and release the parking brake. The Parktronic system deactivates at speeds over
11 mph (18 km/h). At lower speeds the
Parktronic system turns on again.
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The Parktronic system monitors the surroundings of your vehicle with six sensors
in the front bumper and four sensors in the
rear bumper.
Range of the sensors
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To function properly, the sensors must be
free of dirt, ice, snow and slush. Clean the
sensors regularly, being careful not to
scratch or damage the sensors.
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.
Minimum distance
1 Sensors in the front bumper
Front sensors
Center
approx. 40 in (100 cm)
Corners
approx. 23 in (60 cm)
Rear sensors
Center
approx. 48 in (120 cm)
Corners
approx. 32 in (80 cm)
Center
approx. 8 in (20 cm)
Corners
approx. 6 in (15 cm)
If the system encounters an obstacle in
this range, all the warning lamps light up
and you hear a warning signal. If the obstacle is closer than the minimum distance,
the actual distance may no longer be indicated by the system.
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Warning indicators
Visual signals indicate to the driver the relative distance between the sensors and an
obstacle. The warning indicator for the
front area is located above the center air
outlets in the dashboard. The warning indicator for the rear area is integrated in the
rear trim.
Each warning indicator is divided into six
yellow and two red segments for either
side of the vehicle. The Parktronic system
is ready when the border around the indicator is illuminated.
As your vehicle approaches an object, one
or more segments will light up, depending
on the distance. When the eighth segment
lights up, you have reached the minimum
distance.
The position of the gear selector lever determines which warning indicators will be
activated.
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Front area: An intermittent acoustic
warning will sound as the seventh segment lights up and a constant acoustic
warning lasting a maximum of three
seconds will sound for the eighth segment.
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Rear area: An intermittent acoustic
warning will sound when the first segment lights up. This signal quickens
with each additional segment lit. When
the eighth segment illuminates, the
acoustic warning becomes a constant
signal. The signal is canceled when the
selector lever is placed in position D
or P.
Selector lever po- Warning indicator
sition
Front area warning indicator
1 Left side of the vehicle
2 Right side of the vehicle
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D
Front area activated
R or N
Rear area activated
P
Neither activated
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Driving systems
Switching the Parktronic system
on/off
Switching off the Parktronic system
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You can switch off the Parktronic system
manually.
Press button 1.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
The Parktronic switch is located in the lower section of the center console.
Switching on the Parktronic system
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Press button 1 again.
Indicator lamp 2 goes out.
1 Parktronic on/off
2 Indicator lamp
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Loading
Loading
Roof rack*
Warning!
Preparing roof rack installation
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Use only those roof racks approved by Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model to avoid
damage to the vehicle. Follow manufacturer’s installation instructions.
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Open trim 1 at the trim strips in the
roof.
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Secure the roof rack according to manufacturer’s instructions for installation.
Ski sack*
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Be sure to stack a load on the roof rack
so that the vehicle cannot be damaged
while driving.
Make sure that:
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you can fully raise the
sliding/pop-up roof*
you can fully open the trunk
Unfolding and loading
왘
Fold armrest down (arrow).
왘
Swing cover 1 down.
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Loading
왘
Open hook and loop strap 1.
왘
Pull ski sack into passenger compartment and unfold.
왘
From trunk, slide skis into ski sack.
Warning!
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Wrap strap around ski sack and armrest.
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Close clasp (arrows) and pull strap
tight to immobilize skis.
The ski sack is designed for up to four pairs
of skis. Do not load the ski sack with other
objects.
Always fasten the ski sack securely. In an
accident, an unfastened ski sack can cause
injury to vehicle occupants.
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Loading
Unloading and folding
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Connect snap hook 1 of front strap to
eye 2 located on center tunnel in front
of rear seat bench.
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Loosen strap, open clasp by pressing
tabs together (arrows).
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Unload skis.
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Close flap in trunk.
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Fold and flatten ski sack lengthwise
and place folded ski sack inside recess
of backrest.
Close ski sack compartment cover.
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Removal of ski sack
Split rear bench seat*
For removal of the ski sack we recommend
that you contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
To expand the trunk, you can fold down the
left and right rear seat backrests.
Warning!
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Never drive vehicle with trunk open while
the ski sack is removed. Deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior, resulting in unconsciousness and
death.
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To prevent unauthorized persons from
access to the trunk, always close the
cover.
Warning!
The two sections can be folded down separately to enlarge the trunk.
When transporting long items, the folding
front passenger seat* can be folded forward, and you can remove the rear seat
cushions.
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When expanding the luggage compartment,
always fold the seat cushions fully forward.
Unless you are transporting cargo, the backrests must remain properly locked in the upright position.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and cause injury
to vehicle occupants unless the items are
securely fastened in the vehicle.
Always use the cargo tie down rings
(컄 page 225).
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Folding the backrest forward
1 Release handle
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1 Seat cushion
2 Seat backrest
Pull release handle 1.
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The seat cushion automatically springs
upward slightly.
Grip the back of seat cushion 1 and
fold forward.
왘
Push the rear seat head restraints all
the way in.
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Pull the handle in the trunk.
The seat backrest is released and the
head restraints fold back.
왘
Fold the seat backrest forward.
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Returning seat backrest to original position
Warning!
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Always lock backrest in its upright position
when rear seat bench is occupied, or the extended trunk compartment is not in use.
Check for secure locking by pushing and
pulling on the backrest.
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1 Seat cushion
2 Seat backrest
왘
Swing seat backrest 2 to the rear until
it engages.
왘
Swing seat cushion 1 to the rear and
press the center front of the cushion
until it audibly engages.
Swing the head restraint forward by
hand until it engages.
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.
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when transporting cargo.
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Folding front passenger seat*
Folding front passenger seat back
Folding front passenger seat forward
왘
Fold the backrest all the way forward.
왘
Press the backrest lightly downward
until it is resting on the seat cushion.
1 Release handle
왘
Press the right-hand side of release
handle 1.
The handle folds out.
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Pull the left-hand side of the release
handle.
The front passenger seat backrest is
released and can be folded forward.
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Warning!
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Make sure that the backrest engages and
locks when folding it back into place.
1 Release handle
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Using release handle 1, pull the backrest to its original position. Pull the
handle until the backrest has reached
an angle of approximatley 45°.
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Expanding the cargo area*
왘
Fold the backrest into the vertical position.
Removing the rear seat cushions will provide you with a larger, flat cargo area.
왘
Fold the seat cushions and the backrests forward.
왘
Remove the head restraints.
(Raise the seat backrest and fold the
head restraints forward.)
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Leave the seat cushion hinge in this position. The upholstery could be damaged if you fold the hinge back.
1 Release lever
왘
Pull seat cushion release lever 1 and
remove the seat cushion by pulling it
upward.
1 Release catch
왘
Press head restraint release catch 1
and pull the head restraints out of the
guides.
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Loading
Loading instructions
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.
Always place items being carried against
front or rear seat backrests, and fasten
them as securely as possible.
The total load weight including vehicle occupants and luggage/cargo should not exceed the vehicle capacity weight indicated
on the certification tag which can be found
on the left door pillar.
The heaviest portion of the cargo should always be kept as low as possible since it influences the handling characteristics of
the vehicle.
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Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle and can cause injury to vehicle occupants unless the items
are securely fastened in the vehicle.
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when transporting cargo. Put luggage or cargo in the trunk if possible. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the seat backs.
Do not place anything on the shelf below the
rear windows.
Never drive vehicle with trunk open. Deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
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Loading
Cargo tie-down rings*
Rear seat
There is a cargo tie-down ring located on
each side of the footwell under the rear
seat.
Four rings 1 are located in the cargo compartment.
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Carefully secure cargo by applying
even load on all rings with rope of sufficient strength to hold down the cargo.
Always follow loading instructions
(컄 page 224).
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Useful features
Interior storage spaces
Warning!
Parcel net in front passenger footwell
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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 trunk if possible. Do not
pile luggage or cargo higher than the seat
backs. Do not place anything on the shelf
below the rear window.
Luggage nets cannot secure hard or heavy
objects.
Keep compartment lids closed. This will help
to prevent stored objects from being thrown
about and injuring vehicle occupants during
an accident.
A small convenience parcel net is located
in the front passenger footwell. It is for
small and light items, such as road maps,
mail, etc.
1 Glove box lid release
2 Compartment for mobile phone/glasses
Opening the glove box
Warning!
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The parcel net is intended for storing
light-weight items only.
Heavy objects, objects with sharp edges or
fragile objects may not be transported in the
parcel net.
The parcel net cannot protect transported
goods in the event of an accident.
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Glove box
왘
Push lid release 1.
The glove box lid opens downward.
Closing the glove box
왘
Push lid up to close.
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The control panel swings out upward
and the storage compartment extends
out.
Prior to closing the glove box, close the
compartment for glasses first.
Opening
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Storage compartment in the center
console
Never place any medications in the
storage compartment. If there is a power failure, the storage compartment
cannot be opened.
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Briefly press the marking in the back of
the cover.
The cover opens.
Cup holder in the center console
Press button 1 to close.
Storage compartment in front of the
armrest
1 Opening/closing button
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The storage compartment in the center
console cannot be opened if the cassette tray is open.
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Briefly press marking on the cup holder.
The cup holder extends automatically.
Press button 1 to open.
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The cup holder can be removed for
cleaning. Clean the cup holder only
with clear, lukewarm water.
Make sure to insert the cup holder in
the guides when reinstalling it.
Warning!
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Storage space under armrest
When not in use, keep the cup holder closed
while traveling. Place only containers that fit
into the cup holder to prevent spills. Use lids
on open containers and do not fill containers
to a height where the contents, especially
hot liquids, could spill during vehicle maneuvers.
1 Storage compartment
2 Storage tray
Opening storage tray
왘
1 Left cup holder
2 Right cup holder
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Pull handle 2.
Opening storage compartment
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Pull handle 1.
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Front center console storage compartment ventilation
The front center console storage compartment under the armrest has its own air outlet. The air temperature is about the same
as that of the dashboard air outlets.
The lever is located in the front center outlet.
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The compartment can get very warm
due to its confined space. When storing
heat sensitive objects (e.g. groceries)
in the compartment, close the air outlet
while heating the passenger compartment
Storage compartment in the rear center console
왘
Briefly press the top of the compartment.
It extends automatically.
1 Lever
왘
To open air outlet slide the lever up.
왘
To close air outlet slide the lever down.
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Ruffled storage bags
Storage compartment in the rear armrest
Ruffled storage bags are located on the
back of the front seats.
Warning!
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Do not transport hard objects in the storage
bags.
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Rear cup holder
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Press the handle upward and fold the
armrest up.
Briefly press the front of the center
armrest.
The cup holder extends automatically.
Warning!
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When not in use, keep the cup holder closed
while traveling. Place only containers that fit
into the cup holder to prevent spills. Use lids
on open containers and do not fill containers
to a height where the contents, especially
hot liquids, could spill during vehicle maneuvers.
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Ashtrays
Center console ashtray
Removing ashtray insert
Warning!
Rear seat ashtray
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Remove front ashtray only with vehicle
standing still. Set the parking brake to secure vehicle from movement. Move gear selector lever to position N. With gear selector
lever in position N turn off the engine.
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Opening ashtray
왘
Briefly press the marking on the bottom of cover 1.
Secure vehicle from movement by setting the parking brake. Move the selector lever to position N.
Now you have more room to take out
the insert.
왘
Push sliding button 2 to the right and
hold.
왘
Grip and remove insert from ashtray
frame.
The ashtray opens automatically.
Opening ashtray
왘
Briefly press the top of the ashtray.
The ashtray opens.
Reinstalling ashtray insert
왘
Install insert by pushing it back into
frame until it engages again.
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Useful features
Cigarette lighter
Warning!
The cigarette lighter is located in the center console compartment in front of the
armrest (컄 page 26).
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Never touch the heating element or sides of
the lighter; they are extremely hot. Hold the
knob only.
When leaving the vehicle always remove the
key from the starter switch, and lock your
vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in
the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause serious personal injury.
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1 Cigarette lighter
왘
Turn key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 1.
The lighter will pop out automatically
when hot.
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12-V socket*
The lighter socket can be used to accommodate electrical accessories up
to a maximum 85 W.
The socket is located in the rear of the center console storage compartment.
The socket can be used for accessories up
to a maximum of 180 W.
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Heated steering wheel*
The control lever for the steering wheel
heating is on the lower left-hand side of the
steering wheel.
Switching on
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왘
Check that the ignition is switched on.
Warning!
Turn the control lever in direction of
arrow 3.
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 personal
injury.
Switching off
1 Indicator lamp
2 Heated steering wheel off
3 Heated steering wheel on
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All lamps in the instrument cluster light
up.
The steering wheel gets warm. The indicator lamp 1 lights up.
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Telephone*
Turn the control lever in direction of
arrow 2.
The heated steering wheel is switched
off. The indicator lamp 1 switched off.
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The heated steering wheel do not
switch off automatically.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable telephone or a citizens band unit, should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are connected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
The external antenna must be approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on the installation of an approved
external antenna. Refer to the radio transmitter operation instructions regarding use
of an external antenna.
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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 and
traffic conditions permit. Some jurisdictions
prohibit the driver from using a cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Only operate the COMAND* (Cockpit Management and Data System)1 if road and traffic conditions permit.
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Observe all legal requirements.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of approx. 44 feet (approximately 13.5 m) every second.
You can take and place telephone calls using the í and ì buttons on the
steering wheel. To carry out other telephone functions, use the control system
(컄 page 121).
See separate operating manual for instructions on how to use 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.
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Tele Aid*
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The initial activation of the Tele Aid system may only be performed by completing the subscriber agreement and
placing an acquaintance call using the
SOS button. Failure to complete either
of these steps will result in a system
that is not activated. If the system is
not activated, the indicator lamp in the
SOS button stays on after turning the
key in the starter switch to position 2
and the message Tele Aid – not activated will be shown in the multifunction display for approx. 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 is located above the inside rear view mirror.
The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response:
The Roadside Assistance button •
and the Information button ¡ are
located below the center armrest cover.
Initially, after turning the key in starter
switch to position 2, 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
multifunction display.
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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 when using the volume control
on the multifunction steering wheel. To
raise, press button æ and to lower,
press button ç.
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Shortly after the completion of your acquaintance call, you will receive a user ID
and password via first call mail. By visiting
www.mbusa.com and selecting "Tele Aid"
(USA only), you will have access to account
information, remote door unlock, Info Services1 profile and more.
To activate, press the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • or
the Information button ¡, depending on the type of response required.
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Available only with COMAND*
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Emergency calls
If the indicator lamps in the
SOS button, in the "Roadside
Assistance" button and in the
"Information" button remain illuminated constantly in red and/or the message TELE AID – VISIT WORKSHOP! is
displayed in the multifunction display
after the system self-check, a malfunction in the system has been detected.
An emergency call is initiated automatically:
If a malfunction is indicated as outlined
above, the system may not operate as
expected. Have the system checked at
the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
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following an accident in which the
emergency tensioning devices (ETDs)
or airbags deploy
if the anti-theft alarm or the tow-away
alarm stays on for more than
20 seconds. See anti-theft alarm system (컄 page 82) and tow-away alarm
(컄 page 82)
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 below for instructions on
initiating an emergency call manually.
Once the emergency call is in progress, the
indicator lamp in the SOS button will begin
to flash. The message EMERGENCY CALL –
CONNECTING CALL appears in the multifunction display. When the connection is established, the message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the multifunc-
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tion 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 is muted and the message TELE AID – EMERGENCY CALL ACTIVE
appears in the multifunction display. The
Response Center will attempt to determine
more precisely the nature of the accident
provided they can speak to an occupant of
the vehicle.
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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.
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If the indicator lamp in the SOS button is illuminated continuously and there was no
voice connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system could
not initiate an emergency call (e.g. the relevant cellular phone network is not available).
The message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL FAILED appears in the multifunction
display for approx. 10 seconds.
Should this occur, assistance must be summoned by other means.
Initiating an emergency call manually
1 SOS button
왘
Press SOS button 1 briefly.
The indicator lamp in SOS button 1 will
flash until the emergency call is concluded.
왘
Wait for a voice connection to the Response Center.
왘
Close cover after the emergency call is
concluded.
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Warning!
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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 •
Located below the center armrest cover is
the Roadside Assistance button •.
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Press and hold the button for more
than 2 seconds.
A call to a Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance dispatcher will be initiated.
The button will flash while the call is in
progress. The message ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE – CONNECTING CALL will appear in the multifunction display.
When the connection is established, the
message ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the multifunction display. The Tele Aid system will transmit data generating the vehicle
identification number, model, color and location (subject to availability of cellular
and GPS signals).
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 is muted and the message
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TELE AID – ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
CALL ACTIVE appears in the multifunction
display.
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Describe the nature of the need for assistance.
The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
dispatcher will either dispatch a qualified
Mercedes-Benz technician or arrange to
tow your vehicle to the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. For services such
as labor and/or towing, charges may apply. Refer to the Roadside Assistance manual for more information.
These programs are only available in the
USA:
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Sign and Drive services: Services such
as a jump start, a few gallons of fuel or
the replacement of a flat tire with the
vehicle spare tire are obtainable.
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Remote Vehicle Diagnostics: This function permits the Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance dispatcher to
download malfunction codes and actual vehicle data.
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The indicator lamp in the Roadside Assistance button • remains illuminated in red for approx. 10 seconds
during the system self-check after turning the key in the starter switch to
position 2 (together with the SOS button and the Information button ¡).
See system self-check (컄 page 235)
when the indicator lamp does not light
up in red or stays on longer than approximately 10 seconds.
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 is not available). The
message ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE –
CALL FAILED appears in the multifunction display.
Roadside Assistance calls can be terminated using the ì button on the
multifunction steering wheel.
Information button ¡
Located below the center armrest cover is
the Information button ¡.
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Press and hold the button for more
than 2 seconds.
A call to the Customer Assistance Center will be initiated. The button will
flash while the call is in progress. The
message INFO – CONNECTING CALL will
appear in the multifunction display.
When the connection is established, the
message INFO – CALL CONNECTED appears
in the multifunction display. The Tele Aid
system will transmit data generating the
vehicle identification number, model, color
and location (subject to availability of cellular and GPS signals).
lished. When a voice connection is established, the audio system is muted and the
message TELE AID – INFO CALL ACTIVE
appears in the multifunction display. Information regarding the operation of your vehicle, the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center or Mercedes-Benz
USA products and services is available to
you.
For more details concerning the Tele Aid
system, please visit www.mbusa.com and
use your ID and password (sent to you separately) to learn more (USA only).
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The indicator lamp in the Information
button ¡ remains illuminated in red
for approx. 10 seconds during the system self-check after turning key in the
starter switch to position 2 (together
with the SOS button and the Roadside
Assistance button •).
A voice connection between the Customer
Assistance Center representative and the
occupants of the vehicle will be estab-
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See system self-check (컄 page 235)
when the indicator lamp does not light
up in red or stays on longer than approximately 10 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 multifunction display.
Information calls can be terminated using the ì button on the multifunction steering wheel.
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Upgrade signals
If the indicator lamps do not start flashing after pressing one of the buttons or
remain illuminated (in red) at any time,
the Tele Aid system has detected a
fault or the service is not currently active, and may not initiate a call. Visit
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
and have the system checked or contact the Response Center at
1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or
1-888-923-8367 (in Canada) as soon
as possible.
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
appropriate indicator lamp will stop flashing. The COMAND* system operation will
resume.
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Remote door unlock
If the indicator lamp continues to flash
or the system does not reset, contact
the Response Center at
1-800-756-9018 (in the USA) or
1-888-923-8367 (in Canada), or
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
(1-800-367-6372) in the USA or Customer Service at 1-800-387-0100 in
Canada.
When a Tele Aid call has been initiated,
the audio system or the COMAND* system audio is muted and the selected
mode (radio, tape or CD) pauses. The
optional cellular phone (if installed)
switches off. If you must use this
phone, the vehicle must be parked. Disconnect the coiled cord and place the
call. The COMAND* navigation system
(if engaged) will continue to run. The
display in the instrument cluster is
available for use, and spoken commands are only available by pressing
the RPT button on the COMAND* unit.
A pop-up window will appear in the COMAND* display to indicate that a
Tele Aid call is in progress.
In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. key inside vehicle), and the
reserve key is not handy:
i
The indicator lamp in the respective
button flashes until the call is concluded. Calls can only be terminated by a
Response Center or Customer Assistance Center representative except
Roadside Assistance and Information
calls, which can also be terminated by
pressing button ì on the multifunction steering wheel.
왘
Contact the Mercedes-Benz Response
Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA)
or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada).
You will be asked to provide your password which you provided when you
completed the subscriber agreement.
왘
Then return to your vehicle and pull the
trunk recessed handle for a minimum
of 20 seconds until the SOS button is
flashing.
The message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED appears in the multifunction display.
As an alternative, you may unlock the vehicle via Internet using the ID and password
sent to you shortly after the completion of
your acquaintance call.
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Controls in detail
Useful features
The Response Center will then unlock your
vehicle with the remote door unlocking
feature.
i
The remote door unlock feature is available if the relevant cellular phone network is available.
The SOS button will flash and the message EMERGENCY CALL –
CALL CONNECTED will appear in the multifunction display to indicate receipt of
the door unlock command.
Once the vehicle is unlocked, a Response Center specialist will attempt
to establish voice contact with the vehicle occupants.
If the trunk recessed handle was pulled
for more than 20 seconds before door
unlock authorization was received by
the Response Center, you must wait
15 minutes before pulling the trunk recessed handle again.
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Stolen vehicle tracking services
Info Services* (except Canada)
In the event your vehicle was stolen:
Info Services categories include news,
sports, stocks, weather and calendar reminders. Choices can be selected via
www.mbusa.com or by calling
1-800-For-MERCedes (1-800-367-6372).
왘
Report the incident to the police.
The police will issue a numbered incident report.
왘
Pass this number on to the
Mercedes-Benz Response Center along
with your password issued to you when
you subscribed to the service.
The Response Center will then attempt
to covertly contact the vehicle’s
Tele Aid system. Once the vehicle is located, the Response Center will contact the local law enforcement and you.
The vehicle’s location will only be provided to law enforcement.
To request Info Services:
왘
Press the SVC button on the
COMAND* system.
왘
Select SEND NEW REQUEST FOR INFO
SERVICE.
NEW INFO SERVICE REQUEST TRANSMITTED will appear in the COMAND* dis-
play and call status messages will
appear in the multifunction display.
Once information is available, the message NEW INFO RECEIVED! READ LATER
WHEN STOPPED? will appear.
왘
Select YES.
왘
With the vehicle stopped in a safe location, press SVC.
Controls in detail
Useful features
왘
!
Select View Info Service Of
mm.dd.yyyy hh:mm.
Messages will be retained for
30 minutes once the ignition is
switched off.
Warning!
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A driver’s attention to the road must always
be his/her primary focus when driving.
For your safety and the safety of others, we
recommend that you pull over to a safe location and stop the vehicle before requesting
or receiving any info services.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of approximately
44 feet (approximately 13.5 m) every second.
Garage door opener
The Tele Aid system utilizes the cellular
network for communication and the
GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites for vehicle location. If either of
these signals are unavailable, the
Tele Aid system may not function and if
this occurs, assistance must be summoned by other means.
Warning!
The built-in remote control is capable of
operating up to three separately controlled
objects.
G
If the indicator lamp in the SOS button does
not illuminate during the system self-check
or remains illuminated afterwards, or if the
message TELE AID – VISIT WORKSHOP!
appears in the multifunction display, the
system may not operate properly. Have the
system checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
1 Signal transmitter button
2 Signal transmitter button
3 Signal transmitter button
4 Indicator lamp
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Controls in detail
Useful features
Warning!
G
When programming a garage door opener,
the door moves up or down.
When programming or operating the remote
control make sure there is no possibility of
anyone being harmed by the moving door.
i
Certain types of garage door openers
are incompatible with the integrated
opener. If you should experience difficulties with programming the transmitter, contact your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, or call
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA only) at
1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer
Service (in Canada) at
1-800-387-0100.
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i
For operation in the USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
Programming or reprogramming the integrated remote control
왘
Turn key in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2.
왘
Hold the end of the hand-held transmitter of the device you wish to train
approximately 2 to 5 inches (5 cm to
12 cm) away from the surface of the integrated remote control located on the
inside rear view mirror, keeping the indicator lamp in view.
왘
Using both hands, simultaneously push
the hand-held transmitter button and
the desired integrated remote control
button. Do not release the buttons until
completing the next step.
왘
The indicator lamp on the integrated
remote control will flash, first slowly
and then rapidly. The rapid flashing
lamp indicates successful programming of the new frequency signal.
왘
When the indicator lamp flashes rapidly, release both buttons.
(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.
Controls in detail
Useful features
왘
To program the remaining two buttons,
repeat the above steps.
Exact location and color of the button
may vary by garage door opener brand.
If there is difficulty locating the transmitting button, refer to garage door
opener operator’s manual.
i
If, after several attempts, you do not
successfully program the integrated remote control device to learn the signal
of the hand-held transmitter, the garage door opener could be equipped
with the "rolling code feature".
Rolling code programming
To train a garage door opener (or other rolling code devices) with the rolling code feature, follow these instructions after
completing the "Programming" portion of
this text. (A second person may make the
following training procedures quicker and
easier.)
왘
Locate training button on the garage
door opener motor head unit.
왘
Press "training" button on the garage
door opener motor head unit.
The "training light" is activated.
You have 30 seconds time to initiate the
following step.
왘
왘
Firmly press and release the programmed integrated remote control
transmit button.
Press and release same button a second time to complete the training process.
Canadian programming
During programming, your hand-held
transmitter may automatically stop transmitting.
왘
Continue to press and hold the integrated remote control transmitter button (refer to steps two through four in
the "Programming" portion) while you
press and re-press ("cycle") your
hand-held transmitter every two seconds until the frequency signal has
been learned.
Upon successful training, the indicator
lamp will flash slowly and then rapidly
after several seconds.
Some garage door openers may require
you to do this procedure a third time to
complete the training.
왘
Confirm the garage door operation by
pressing the programmed button on
the integrated remote control transmitter.
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Controls in detail
Useful features
Operating the remote control
Erasing the remote control memory
왘
Turn key in starter switch to position 1
or 2.
왘
Turn key in starter switch to position 1
or 2.
왘
Select and press the appropriate button to activate the remote controlled
device.
왘
Simultaneously hold down the left and
right side buttons for approximately
20 seconds, or until the indicator lamp
blinks rapidly.
The integrated remote control transmitter continues to send the signal as
long as the button is pressed – up to
20 seconds.
The codes of all three channels are
erased.
i
If you sell your vehicle, erase the codes
of all three channels.
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
Driving instructions
At the gas station
Engine compartment
Tires and wheels
Winter driving
Maintenance
Vehicle care
247
Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
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 brake the vehicle by shifting to
a lower gear using the 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.
Operation
Driving instructions
Driving instructions
Drive sensibly – save fuel
Fuel consumption, to a great extent, depends on driving habits and operating conditions.
To save fuel you should:
앫
Keep tires at the recommended inflation pressures.
앫
Remove unnecessary loads.
앫
Remove roof rack when not in use.
앫
Allow engine to warm up under low
load use.
앫
Avoid frequent acceleration and deceleration.
앫
Have all maintenance work performed
at regular intervals by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Drinking and driving
Warning!
Pedals
G
Drinking or taking drugs and driving can be
a very dangerous combination. Even a small
amount of alcohol or drugs can affect your
reflexes, perceptions and judgement.
Warning!
G
Keep driver’s foot area clear at all times. Objects stored in this area may impair pedal
movement.
The possibility of a serious or even fatal accident is sharply increased when you drink
or take drugs and drive.
Please don’t drink or take drugs and drive or
allow anyone to drive after drinking or taking
drugs.
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
Power assistance
Warning!
G
The brake system requires electrical energy
for operation.
A malfunction in the vehicle’s power supply
or electrical system may impair brake system operation and switch it into its
limp-home (emergency operation) mode. In
such a case, the red brake warning lamp
(컄 page 291) and warning messages in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 303) light up
while driving. To brake, the driver must then
apply significantly greater brake pedal pressure and depress the pedal much further to
obtain the expected braking effect. If necessary, apply full pressure to the brake pedal.
Brakes are only applied to the front wheels.
Stopping distance is increased! If there is a
malfunction in the SBC brake system, we
recommend that the vehicle be transported
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with all wheels off the ground using flatbed
or appropriate wheel lift/dolly equipment. A
tow bar must be used if circumstances do
not permit the use of the recommended
towing methods and the vehicle requires
towing with all four wheels on the ground.
Towing the vehicle with all four wheels on
the ground is only permissible for distances
up to 30 miles (50 km) and at a speed not to
exceed 30 mph (50 km/h). For more information, refer to "Towing the vehicle"
(컄 page 348). For more information see
SBC brake system (컄 page 77).
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the steering system. In
this case, it is important to keep in mind that
a considerably higher degree of effort is necessary to steer the vehicle.
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. Be sure to 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.
Operation
Driving instructions
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.
!
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 74).
If the parking brake is released and the
brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster stays on, there is a malfunction in the
SBC brake system (컄 page 77) or the
brake fluid level in the reservoir is too low.
Warning!
G
Brake pad wear or a leak in the system may
be the reason for low brake fluid in the reservoir.
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.
Have the brake system inspected at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center immediately.
Be certain to read and observe the warning
notices on brake pad replacement
(컄 page 305).
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Only install brake pads and brake fluid recommended by Mercedes-Benz.
!
When driving down long and steep
grades, relieve the load on the brakes
by shifting into a lower gear to use the
engine’s braking power. This helps prevent overheating of the brakes and reduces brake pad wear.
After hard braking, it is advisable to drive
on for some time, rather than immediately
parking, so that the air stream will cool
down the brakes faster.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Driving off
Warning!
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 one drive wheel to spin for an extended period with the ESP switched off.
Doing so may cause serious damage to the
drive train which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Parking
!
Set the parking brake whenever parking or leaving the vehicle. In addition,
move selector lever to position P. In addition, when parking on hills, always set
the parking brake and turn front wheel
against curb.
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G
Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
To reduce the risk of personal injury as a result of vehicle movement, before turning off
the engine and leaving the vehicle always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move the 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 starter switch position 0
and remove, or press KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*).
앫
Take the key or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (if so equipped) with you
and lock vehicle when leaving.
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 under the vehicle for
possible damage. If the vehicle or tires appear unsafe, have it towed to the nearest
Mercedes-Benz Center or tire dealer for repairs.
Tread wear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and become visible at a tread depth of approximately 1⁄16 in (1.5 mm), at which point the
tire is considered worn and should be replaced.
Operation
Driving instructions
The tread wear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Warning!
G
Do not allow your tires to wear down too far.
As tread depth approaches 1⁄16 in (1.5 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.
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.
G
Aquaplaning
Warning!
Depending on the depth of the water layer
on the road, aquaplaning may occur, even
at low speeds and with new tires. Reduce
vehicle speed, avoid track grooves in the
road and apply brakes cautiously in the
rain.
If ice has formed on the road, tire traction
will be substantially reduced. Under such
weather conditions, drive, steer and brake
with extreme caution.
Mercedes-Benz recommends M+S rated
radial-ply tires for the winter season for all
four wheels to insure normal balanced
handling characteristics. On packed snow,
they can reduce your stopping distance
compared to summer tires. Stopping distance, however, is still considerably greater than when the road is not covered with
snow or ice. Exercise appropriate caution.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Tire speed rating
Winter driving instructions
Warning!
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 resulting in personal injury and possible death.
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
"H"-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 130 mph (210 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding the speed rating.
Regardless of the tire rating, local speed
limits should be obeyed. Use prudent driving speeds appropriate to prevailing conditions.
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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 selector lever to position N or in
case you have a manual transmission, declutch. Try to keep the vehicle under control by corrective steering action.
i
For more information on driving with
snow chains, see "Snow chains"
(컄 page 274).
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.
Road salts and chemicals can adversely affect braking efficiency. Increased pedal
force may become necessary to produce
the normal braking effect.
We therefore recommend depressing the
brake pedal periodically when traveling at
length on salt-strewn roads.
This can bring road salt impaired braking
efficiency back to normal. A prerequisite
is, however, that this be done without endangering other drivers on the road.
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 while observing the
safety rules in the previous paragraph.
Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
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
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.
Standing water
!
Do not drive through flooded areas or
water of unknown depth.
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.
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 trunk is the preferred place to carry objects.
Traveling abroad
Abroad, there is a widely-spread
Mercedes-Benz service network at your
disposal. If you plan to travel into areas
which are not listed in the index of your
Mercedes-Benz Center directory, you
should request pertinent information from
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
For more information on winter driving, see
"Winter driving" (컄 page 273)
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Operation
Driving instructions
Control and operation of radio transmitter
Telephones and two-way radios
Warning!
Catalytic converter
G
COMAND*, radio and telephone*
Warning!
G
Please do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. Only operate the COMAND (Cockpit Management
and Data System), radio or telephone1 if
road 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 approximately
44 feet (approximately 13.5 m) every second.
1
Observe all legal requirements
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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 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.
Your Mercedes-Benz is equipped with
monolithic type catalytic converters, an
important element in conjunction with the
oxygen sensors to achieve substantial control of the pollutants in the exhaust emissions. Keep your vehicle in proper
operating condition by following our recommended maintenance instructions as
outlined in your Service Booklet.
!
To prevent damage to the catalytic converters, 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, which could
start a fire.
Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
G
As with any vehicle, do not idle, park or operate this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or leaves
can come into contact with the hot exhaust
system, as these materials could be ignited
and cause a vehicle fire.
Emission control
Warning!
Certain systems of the engine serve to
keep the toxic components of the exhaust
gases within permissible limits required by
law.
These systems, of course, will function
properly only when maintained strictly according to factory specifications. Any adjustments on the engine should, therefore,
be carried out only by qualified
Mercedes-Benz Center authorized technicians. Engine adjustments should not be
altered in any way. Moreover, the specified
service jobs must be carried out regularly
according to Mercedes-Benz servicing requirements. For details refer to the Service
Booklet.
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.
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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 close to approx. 248°F
(120°C).
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature over 248°F
(120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
G
앫
Driving when your engine is badly overheated can cause some fluids, which
may have leaked into the engine compartment, to catch fire. You could be seriously burned.
앫
Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns and can occur just
by opening the 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 it
cools down.
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Operation
At the gas station
At the gas station
Warning!
왘
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
right-hand side of the vehicle towards the
rear. Locking/unlocking the vehicle with
the remote control or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* automatically locks/unlocks the fuel filler flap.
Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle
unit cuts out – do not top up or overfill.
Warning!
왘
Remove the key from the starter
switch.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap by pushing at
the point indicated by the arrow.
Overfilling of the fuel tank may create pressure in the system which could cause a gas
discharge. This could cause the gas to spray
back out when removing the fuel pump nozzle, which could cause personal injury.
왘
The fuel filler flap springs open.
왘
Turn the fuel cap to the left and hold on
to it until possible pressure is released.
왘
Take off the cap and set it in the recess
on the fuel filler flap.
G
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.
To prevent fuel vapors from escaping
into the open air, fully insert filler nozzle unit.
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Operation
At the gas station
i
Check regularly and before a long trip
Engine oil level
Use only premium unleaded gasoline
with a minimum Posted Octane Rating
of 91 (average of 96 RON/86 MON).
Information on gasoline quality can
normally be found on the fuel pump.
More information on engine oil can be
found in the "Operation" section
(컄 page 262).
More information on gasoline can be
found in the Factory Approved Service
Products Pamphlet.
Vehicle lighting
i
Leaving the engine running and the fuel
cap open can cause the ? lamp to
illuminate.
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See also "Opening hood" (컄 page 261).
Check function and cleanliness. For more
information on replacing light bulbs, see
the "Practical hints" section (컄 page 332).
1 Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system
For more information on refilling the
reservoir, see the "Operation" section
(컄 page 267).
2 Brake fluid
More information on brake fluid can be
found in the "Technical data" section
(컄 page 368).
3 Coolant level
More information on the coolant level
can be found in the "Operation" section
(컄 page 264).
See also the section on the exterior lamp
switch (컄 page 112).
Tire inflation pressure
More information on tire inflation pressure
can be found in the "Operation" section
(컄 page 269).
Operation
Engine compartment
Engine compartment
왘
Hood
Warning!
G
Do not pull the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise the hood could
be forced open by passing air flow.
Pull lever 1 downwards.
왘
The hood is unlocked and handle 2 will
extend out of the radiator grille.
Pull handle 2 to its stop out of radiator
grille.
왘
Pull up on the hood (do not pull up on
the handle) and then release it.
!
To avoid damage to the windshield wipers or hood, never open the hood if the
wiper arms are folded forward away
from the windshield.
Opening
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. Be sure the hood is properly closed before driving. When closing the
hood, use extreme caution not to catch
hands or fingers.
1 Hood release
2 Handle for opening the hood
The radiator fan may continue to run for approximately 30 seconds or even restart after the engine has been turned off. Stay
clear from fan blades.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Warning!
G
If you see flames or smoke coming from the
engine compartment, or if the coolant temperature gauge indicates that the engine is
overheated, do not open the hood. Move
away from vehicle and do not open the hood
until the engine has cooled. If necessary,
call a 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
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Closing
Warning!
Engine oil
G
Be careful that you do not close the hood on
anyone.
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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 that 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.
Checking engine oil level
When checking the oil level the vehicle
must
앫
be parked on level ground
앫
be at normal operating temperature
앫
have been stationary for at least five
minutes with the engine turned off
Operation
Engine compartment
You can check the engine oil level on the
multifunction display.
One of the following messages will subsequently appear in the indicator:
왘
앫
Engine oil level ok
앫
Add 1.0 qt. to reach max. oil
level!
Turn the key in the starter switch to
position 2.
The standard display (컄 page 121) should
appear in the multifunction display.
왘
Adding engine oil
(Canada: 1.0 liter)
Press button k or j, on the
steering wheel until the following message is seen in the multifunction display:
앫
Add 1.5 qts. to reach max. oil
level!
(Canada: 1.5 liters)
앫
Engine oil level - Measuring now!
Measurement correct only if veh.
level
Add 2.0 qts. to reach max. oil
level!
1 Filler neck
왘
(Canada: 2.0 liters)
왘
If necessary, add engine oil.
Unscrew the cap from filler neck 1. 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.
왘
Screw the cap back on the filler neck.
!
Excessive 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.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Other display messages
If there is excessive engine oil with the engine at normal operating temperature, the
following message will appear:
Engine oil level Reduce oil level!
왘
Have excess oil siphoned.
If the key is not turned to position 2 in the
starter switch:
Turn on ignition to see engine oil
level!
왘
Switch on the ignition.
If you see the message:
If you see the message:
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Turn off the engine. If engine is at normal operating temperature, wait five
minutes before checking oil. If the engine is not yet at normal operating temperature, you must wait 30 minutes
before checking oil.
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If you want to interrupt the checking
procedure, press the k or j button on the multifunction steering
wheel.
Observe waiting time
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Wait five minutes before repeating
check procedure.
See "Practical hints" (컄 page 299) if the
engine oil level indicator lights up in the
display while the engine is running.
More information on engine oil can be
found in the "Technical data"
(컄 page 368).
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Transmission fluid level
Engine oil level Not when engine on!
The transmission fluid level does not need
to be checked. If you notice transmission
fluid loss or gear shifting malfunctions,
have an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
check the transmission.
Coolant level
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze. To check
the coolant level, the vehicle must be
parked on level ground and the engine
must be cool.
The coolant expansion tank is located on
the driver’s side of the engine compartment.
Operation
Engine compartment
Warning!
The coolant level is correct if the level:
G
앫
for cold coolant: reaches the black
top part of the reservoir
앫
for warm coolant: is approx. 0.6 in
(1.5 cm) higher
In order to avoid any possibly serious burns:
앫
앫
Use extreme caution when opening the
hood if there are any signs of steam or
coolant leaking from the cooling system,
or if the coolant temperature gauge indicates that the coolant is overheated.
Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if engine temperature is above
194°F (90°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.
1 Coolant expansion tank
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Using a rag, turn the cap slowly approximately one half turn to the left to release any excess pressure.
왘
Continue turning the cap to the left and
remove it.
왘
Add coolant as required.
왘
Replace and tighten cap.
More information on coolant can be found
in the "Technical data" section
(컄 page 370).
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Operation
Engine compartment
Battery
Your vehicle is equipped with two batteries:
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Auxiliary battery (located in the engine
compartment).
앫
Main battery (starter and electrical
consumers; located in the trunk).
These batteries should always be sufficiently charged in order to achieve their
rated service life.
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 Center about
steps you need to observe.
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all safety instructions
G Observe
E
and precautions when handling
automotive batteries.
C
A Risk of explosion
D Keep flames or sparks away F
Wear eye protection.
Keep children away.
Follow the instructions in this
Operator's Manual.
from battery. Do not smoke.
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.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
Operation
Engine compartment
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
Fluid for the windshield washer system and
the headlamp cleaning system is supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir. It
has a capacity of:
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앫
Vehicles without headlamp cleaning
system: approx. 4.8 US qt (4.5 l).
Vehicles with headlamp cleaning system: approx. 7.4 US qt (7 l).
During all seasons, add MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate "S" to water. Premix
the windshield washer fluid in a suitable
container.
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate and water (or
commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient temperatures).
Always use washer solvent/antifreeze
where temperatures may fall below
freezing. Failure to do so could result in
damage to the washer system/reservoir.
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/
antifreeze on hot engine parts, because it
may burn. You could be seriously burned.
More information can be found in the
"Technical data" section (컄 page 372).
1 Washer fluid reservoir
!
Only use washer fluid which is suitable
for plastic lenses. Improper washer fluid can damage the plastic lenses of the
headlamps.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tires and wheels
See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on tested and recommended rims and tires for summer and
winter operation. They can also offer advice concerning tire service and purchase.
Warning!
G
Replace rims or tires with the same designation, manufacturer and type as shown on the
original part. See your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. If incorrectly sized rims and tires are
mounted
앫
the wheel brakes or suspension components can be damaged
앫
the correct operating clearance of the
wheels and the tires are no longer guaranteed
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Warning!
G
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires have
sustained damage, replace them.
When replacing rims, use only genuine
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts specified for the
particular rim type. Failure to do so can result in the bolts loosening and possibly an
accident.
Retread 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 your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on tested and recommended rims and tires for summer and
winter operation.
Important guidelines
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Use only 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.
앫
If vehicle is heavily loaded, check tire
pressure and correct as required.
앫
Do not allow your tires to wear down
too far. Adhesion properties on wet
roads are sharply reduced at tread
depths under 1⁄8 in (3 mm).
앫
When replacing individual tires, you
should mount new tires on the front
wheels first (on vehicles with
same-sized wheels all around).
Operation
Tires and wheels
Life of 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 aquaplaning performance. To benefit, however, you must
ensure that the tires rotate in the direction
specified.
앫
Driving style
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Tire pressure
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Distance driven
Warning!
G
Tires and spare tire should be replaced after
six years, independently of the remaining
tread.
!
Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry
place with as little exposure to light as
possible. Protect tires from contact
with oil, grease and gasoline.
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.
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the intended direction of tire rotation.
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Checking tire inflation pressure
The pressures listed for light loads are
minimum values offering high driving
comfort.
Warning!
G
If the tire pressure repeatedly drops:
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.
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
maximum values or inflate tires below
the minimum values listed in the fuel
filler flap.
Regularly check your tire pressure at intervals of no more than 14 days.
Correct the tire pressure only when tires
are cold.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
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.
Check the spare tire periodically for condition and inflation. Spare tires will age and
become worn over time even if never used,
and thus should be inspected and replaced
when necessary.
Warning!
G
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflating tires
can result in sudden deflation (blowout) because they are more likely to become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes
etc. Follow recommended inflation pressures.
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i
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified vehicle capacity weight (as indicated by the label on the pillar in the driver’s
door opening). Overloading the tires can
overheat them, possibly causing a blowout.
Possible differences between the readings of a tire pressure gauge of an air
hose, e.g. gas station equipment, and
the vehicle’s control system can occur.
The readings issued by the control system are more precise.
Checking tire pressure electronically*
The tire inflation pressure monitor only
functions on wheels that are equipped with
the proper electronic sensors. It monitors
the tire inflation pressure, as selected by
the driver, in all four tires. A warning is issued to alert you to a decrease in pressure
in one or more of the tires.
Tire pressure inquiries are made using the
multifunction display (컄 page 121).The
present inflation pressures are displayed
only after a few minutes’ travel time.
You can select the unit of measurement
used for the tire inflation pressure by
changing the setting in the control system
(컄 page 136).
왘
Switch on ignition.
왘
Press the k button until the current
inflation pressures for each tire appear
in the multifunction display.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
G
The tire inflation pressure monitor does not
indicate a warning for wrongly selected inflation pressures. Always adjust tire inflation
pressure according to the label affixed on
the fuel filler cap.
The tire inflation pressure monitor is not
able to issue a warning due to a sudden loss
of pressure (e.g. tire puncture caused by a
foreign object). In this case bring the vehicle
to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and
avoiding abrupt steering maneuvers.
i
Operating radio transmission equipment (e.g. wireless headsets, two-way
radios) in or near the vehicle could
cause the tire inflation pressure monitor to malfunction.
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Activating the tire inflation pressure
monitor
If transporting a deflated road wheel or
additional wheel sensors in the vehicle,
the tire inflation pressure monitor
should not be reactivated until the deflated wheel or additional wheel sensors have been removed from the
vehicle. Otherwise, the deflated wheel
or additional sensors could confuse the
tire inflation pressure monitor system
and cause it to malfunction.
You must activate the tire inflation pressure monitor in the following cases:
앫
If you have changed the tire pressure
앫
If you have replaced the wheels or tires
앫
If you have installed new wheels or
tires
왘
Be sure that the tire pressure is correctly set.
왘
Press the ÿ button on the steering
wheel repeatedly until the standard display menu appears (컄 page 126).
왘
Press the k button until the inflation pressure of each tire appears in
the multifunction display.
왘
Press the reset knob (컄 page 22).
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Check current tire pressure?.
왘
Press the æ button for Yes.
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Tire pressure
monitor activated
Press. display after
driving a few mins.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
If you wish to cancel activation:
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!
Rotating wheels
Press the ç button.
If the following message appears in the
multifunction display:
Tire pressure monitoring Reactivate
or
Warning!
G
Rotate front and rear wheels only if they are
of the same size.
If your vehicle is equipped with a tire inflation pressure monitor*, electronic
components are located on the wheel.
To prevent damage or incorrect installation, have the tires changed at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Tire pressure monitoring Check tires!
왘
Check the tire inflation pressures and
correct them if necessary.
왘
Restart the activation of the tire inflation pressure monitor.
On vehicles with the same wheel size all
around, wheels can be rotated every 3000
to 6000 miles (5000 to 10000 km), or
sooner if necessary, according to the degree of tire wear. The same direction of tire
rotation must be retained.
Rotate the wheels before the characteristic tire wear pattern becomes visible
(shoulder wear on front wheels and tread
center wear on rear wheels).
Thoroughly clean the inner side of the
wheels after each rotation. Check and ensure proper tire inflation pressure.
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Warning!
G
Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. Wheels could become
loose if not tightened with a torque of
96 ft.lb. (130 Nm).
Use only genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel
bolts specified for your vehicle's rims.
Operation
Winter driving
Winter driving
Before the onset of winter, have your vehicle winterized at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. This service includes:
앫
Check of anticorrosion and antifreeze
concentration.
앫
Addition of cleaning concentrate to the
water of the windshield and headlamp
cleaning system. Add MB Concentrate
"S" to a premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze which is formulated
for below freezing temperatures
(컄 page 371).
앫
Battery test. Battery capacity drops
with decreasing ambient temperature.
A well charged battery helps to ensure
that the engine can be started, even at
low ambient temperatures.
앫
Tire change. We recommend M+S rated radial-ply tires on all four wheels for
the winter season.
Winter tires
Always use winter tires at temperatures
below 39°F (4°C) and whenever wintry
road conditions prevail. Use of winter tires
is the only way to achieve the maximum effectiveness of the ABS and the ESP in winter operation.
For safe handling, ensure that all mounted
winter tires are of the same make and have
the same tread design.
Warning!
G
Winter tires having a tread depth under
0.16 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 from your tire dealer or
from any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
G
If you use your spare tire when winter tires
are fitted on the other wheels, be aware that
the difference in tire characteristics may
very well impair turning stability and that
overall driving stability may be reduced.
Adapt your driving style to this.
Have the spare tire replaced with a winter
tire at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Operation
Winter driving
Block heater (Canada only)
Snow chains
The engine is equipped with a block heater.
When driving with snow chains, always select the raised level of the level control system AIRMATIC DC* (컄 page 209). Other
settings may result in damage to your vehicle.
The electrical cable may be installed at
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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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Please observe the following guidelines
when using snow chains:
앫
Use of snow chains is not permissible
with all wheel/tire combinations.
앫
Chains should only be used on the rear
wheels. Follow the manufacturer's
mounting instructions.
앫
Only use snow chains that are approved by Mercedes-Benz. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be
glad to advise you on this subject.
i
!
When driving with snow chains, you
may wish to deactivate the ESP
(컄 page 76) before setting the vehicle
in motion. This will improve the vehicle’s traction.
Use of snow chains is not permissible
with tire size 245/45 R17
(컄 page 361).
Operation
Maintenance
Maintenance
Flexible Service System PLUS
(FSS PLUS)
We strongly recommend that you have
your vehicle serviced by your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, in accordance with
the Service Booklet at the times called for
by the FSS PLUS
(Flexible Service System PLUS).
Service A due now!
i
The type of service due is indicated in the
speedometer display field:
The additional + after the type of service indicates the degree of wear of the
brake pads.
from
Service A
The brake pads may reach their wear
limit in the time period up to the next
service interval.
(Minor service)
to
Service H
(Major service)
Have the brake pads checked and, if
necessary, replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center during your
next service appointment.
Failure to have the vehicle maintained in
accordance with the Service Booklet at the
designated times/mileage called for by
the FSS PLUS may result in vehicle damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
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The interval between services depends
on your driving habits. A gentle driving
style, moderate engine speeds and the
avoidance of short distance trips will
lengthen the interval between services.
FSS PLUS will notify you when your next
service is due.
Approximately one month before your next
service is due, one of the following messages will appear in the multifunction display while you are driving or when you
switch on the ignition (example service A):
Service A in XXXX miles (km)
Service A in XX days
Service A in X day
Clearing the service indicator
You can clear the service indicator
왘
Press the j button on the multifunction steering wheel.
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Operation
Maintenance
The service indicator is cleared and the
standard display appears in the multifunction display.
Calling up the service indicator
Resetting the service indicator
왘
In the event that a service on your vehicle
is not carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, you can reset the
service indicator yourself.
The standard display of the control system appears (컄 page 121).
Service term exceeded
If you have exceeded the suggested service term, you will see the following message in the multifunction display:
Service A exceeded by XXXXX miles (km)
Service A exceeded by XXX days
Service A exceeded by X day
An authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
reset the service indicator following a completed service.
Switch the ignition on.
왘
Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel until the
FSS PLUS indicator appears in the multifunction display.
Switch the ignition on.
The standard display of the control system appears (컄 page 121).
i
왘
If the battery is disconnected, the days
of disconnection will not be included in
the count shown by the service indicator. To arrive at the true service deadline, you will need to subtract these
days from the days shown in the service indicator.
Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel until the
FSS PLUS indicator appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press the reset knob (컄 page 22) for
about five seconds.
Do not confuse the service indicator
with the engine oil level indicator :.
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Operation
Maintenance
The SERVICE MENU appears in the multifunction display.
The selection maker is on STANDARD
OIL.
왘
Press the ÿ button.
The words SERVICE CONFIRMED appear
in the multifunction display.
왘
Select the CONFIRMATION menu with the
+ or - button.
왘
Press the ÿ button.
The service indicator now displays the
CONFIRMATION menu.
The selection marker is on CONFIRM.
왘
The service indicator is reset.
왘
Press button è on the multifunction
steering wheel until the standard display appears in the multifunction display.
FSS PLUS now recalculates the values.
You cannot call up the service display or
the service menu during this time.
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If the service indicator was inadvertently reset, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center correct it.
Only reset if the proper service has
been performed. Resetting the system
without proper service as called for by
the FSS PLUS will cause the FSS PLUS
to incorrectly determine the next service interval which will result in engine
damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Press the ÿ button.
The service indicator now displays the
CONFIRM menu.
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Operation
Maintenance
Setting the date for special works
The service indicator now displays the
SPECIAL WORK menu.
You can enter appointments for exhaust
gas analysis and general inspection over
FSS PLUS.
왘
Switch ignition on.
The standard display of the control system appears (컄 page 121).
왘
왘
Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel until the
FSS PLUS indicator appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Select the EXH.-GAS ANALYSIS or GENERAL INSPECTION menu with the +
or - button.
왘
Press the ÿ button.
The service indicator now displays the
NEXT DUE DATE menu.
The SERVICE MENU appears in the multifunction display.
Select the SPECIAL WORK menu with the
+ or - button.
왘
Press the ÿ button.
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Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel to set the
month and year.
왘
Select DATE CONFIRMED with the +
or - button.
왘
Press the ÿ button.
The new date is set.
Press the reset knob (컄 page 22) for
about five seconds.
왘
왘
Select the MONTH and YEAR with the
+ or - button.
왘
Press button è on the multifunction
steering wheel until the standard display appears in the multifunction display.
FSS PLUS now recalculates the values.
You cannot call up the service display or
the service menu during this time.
Operation
Maintenance
Calling up the service data information
FSS PLUS shows the service type (letters
A-H) in the multifunction display approximately one month before the service appointment is due in miles (distance
criterion) or in days (time criterion).
This service type is based on the service
items to be carried out. The service items
are described in the Service Booklet.
The service items to be carried out under
the corresponding service type can be displayed in the multifunction display.
The service indicator now displays the
ITEMS menu.
Calling up the service item menu
왘
Switch ignition on.
The standard display of the control system appears (컄 page 121).
왘
Press button k or j on the multifunction steering wheel until the
FSS PLUS indicator appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press the reset knob (컄 page 22) for
about five seconds.
i
The service items to be carried out are
shown in this menu.
The SERVICE MENU appears in the multifunction display (컄 page 121).
왘
왘
Select the ITEMS menu with the +
or - button.
Press the ÿ button.
Please refer to the Service Booklet for
a description of each service item.
왘
Press button è on the multifunction
steering wheel until the standard
display appears in the multifunction
display.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Vehicle care
Cleaning and care of vehicle
To avoid paint damage, you should immediately remove:
G
앫
Grease and oil
앫
Fuel
Many cleaning products can be hazardous.
Some are poisonous, others are flammable.
Always follow the instructions on the particular container. Always open your vehicle’s
doors or windows when cleaning the inside.
앫
Coolant
앫
Brake fluid
앫
Insects
앫
Tree resins etc.
Warning!
Never use fluids or solvents that are not designed for cleaning your vehicle.
In operation, your vehicle is subjected to
varying external influences which, if gone
unchecked, can attack the paintwork as
well as the undercarriage and cause lasting damage.
Such damage is caused not only by extreme and varying climatic conditions, but
also by:
앫
Air pollution
앫
Road salt
앫
Tar, gravel and stone chipping
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Frequent washing reduces and/or eliminates the aggressiveness and potency of
the above adverse influences.
More frequent washings are necessary to
deal with unfavorable conditions, for example:
앫
Near the ocean
앫
In industrial areas (smoke, exhaust
emissions)
앫
During winter operation
You should check your vehicle from time to
time for stone chipping or other damage.
Any damage should be repaired as soon as
possible to prevent the start of corrosion.
In doing so, do not neglect the underside of
the vehicle. A prerequisite for a thorough
check is a washing of the undercarriage
followed by a thorough inspection. Damaged areas need to be reundercoated.
Your vehicle has been treated at the factory with a wax-base rustproofing in the body
cavities which will last for the lifetime of
the vehicle. Post-production treatment is
neither necessary nor recommended by
Mercedes-Benz because of the possibility
of incompatibility between materials used
in the production process and others applied later.
We have selected car-care products and
compiled recommendations which are
specially matched to our vehicles and
which always reflect the latest technology.
You can obtain Mercedes-Benz approved
car-care products at your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Operation
Vehicle care
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 your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The following topics deal with the cleaning
and care of your vehicle and give important
"how-to" information as well as references
to Mercedes-Benz approved car-care products.
Additional information can be found in the
booklet entitled "Vehicle Care Guide".
Power washer
When using a power washer for cleaning
the vehicle always observe the manufacturer’s operating instructions.
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Tar stains
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
If a door handle is hit by a strong jet of
water, and a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is in close proximity, i.e.
within approx. 3 ft. (approx. 1 m), the
vehicle could be inadvertently locked
or unlocked.
Quickly remove tar stains before they dry
and become more difficult to remove. A tar
remover is recommended.
!
Never use a round nozzle to power
wash tires. The intense jet of water can
result in damage to the tire.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Always keep the jet of water moving
across the surface. Do not aim directly
at electrical parts, electrical connectors, seals, or other rubber parts.
Paintwork, painted body components
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care
should be applied when water drops on the
paint surface do not"bead up", normally in
3 to 5 months, depending on climate and
washing detergent used.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Cleaner
should be applied if the paint surface
shows signs of embedded dirt (i.e. loss of
gloss).
Do not apply any of these products or wax
if your vehicle is parked in the sun or if the
hood is still hot.
Use the appropriate MB-Touch-Up Stick
for quick and provisional repairs of minor
paint damage (i.e. chips from stones, vehicle doors, etc.).
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Operation
Vehicle care
Engine cleaning
Prior to cleaning the engine compartment,
make sure to protect electrical components and connectors from contact with
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.
Rinse with clear water and thoroughly wipe
dry with a chamois. Do not allow cleaning
agents to dry on the finish.
Due to the width of the vehicle, fold in outside 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 undercarriage, do not
forget to clean the inner sides of the
wheels.
Vehicle washing
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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.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
If a door handle is hit by a strong jet of
water, and a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is in close proximity, i.e.
within approx. 3 ft. (approx. 1 m), the
vehicle could be inadvertently locked
or unlocked.
Thoroughly spray the vehicle with a diffused jet of water. Direct only a very weak
spray towards the ventilation intake. Use
plenty of water and rinse the sponge and
chamois frequently.
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Ornamental moldings
For regular cleaning and care of very dirty
chrome-plated parts, use a chrome cleaner.
Headlamps, tail lamps, turn signal
lenses
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo,
with plenty of water.
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and use only a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the lenses. Do not attempt to wipe dirty lenses with a dry cloth
or sponge.
Operation
Vehicle care
Wiper blades
Window cleaning
Clean the wiper blade inserts with a clean
cloth and detergent solution.
Use a window cleaning solution on all glass
surfaces. An automotive glass cleaner is
recommended.
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For safety reasons, switch off wipers
and remove key from starter switch before cleaning the wiper blades. Otherwise the wiper motor can suddenly turn
on and cause injury.
!
Fold the windshield wiper arms away
from the windshield in a vertical position only. They could otherwise damage the hood (컄 page 337).
Fold the windshield wiper arms back
onto the windshield before turning the
key in the starter switch.
Cleaning the Distronic* system sensor
cover
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For safety reasons, switch off wipers
and remove key from starter switch before cleaning the windshield. Otherwise the wiper motor can suddenly turn
on and cause injury.
!
Fold the windshield wiper arms away
from the windshield in a vertical position only. They could otherwise damage the hood (컄 page 337).
1 Distronic system sensor cover
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo,
with plenty of water to clean sensor
cover 1.
Fold the windshield wiper arms back
onto the windshield before turning the
key in the starter switch.
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Operation
Vehicle care
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and use only a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the sensor cover. Do
not attempt to wipe dirty sensors with a
dry cloth or sponge.
Cleaning the Parktronic* system
sensors
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.
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Restart the engine after cleaning sensor cover 1.
Follow the instructions on the container.
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1 Parktronic* sensors
Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo
with plenty of water.
When using a steam cleaner or power
washer, aim nozzle only briefly from a minimum distance of 4 in. (10 cm) at
sensors 1.
To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and use only a soft, non-scratchy
cloth when cleaning the sensor. Do not attempt to wipe dirty sensors with a dry cloth
or sponge.
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Use only acid-free cleaning materials.
Acid could lead to corrosion.
Operation
Vehicle care
Instrument cluster
Headliner and shelf below rear window
Leather upholstery
Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution. Wipe with a cloth moistened in a lukewarm solution. Do not use
scouring agents.
Clean with a soft bristle brush, or use a
dry-shampoo cleaner in case of excessive
dirt.
Using aftermarket seat covers or wearing
clothing that have the tendency to give off
coloring (e.g. when wet, etc.) may cause
the upholstery to become permanently discolored. By lining the seats with a proper
intermediate cover, contact-discoloration
will be prevented.
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.
Seat belts
The webbing must not be treated with
chemical cleaning agents. Use only clear,
lukewarm water and soap. Do not dry the
webbing at temperatures above 176°F
(80°C) or in direct sunlight.
Warning!
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Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
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.
MB Tex upholstery
Pour Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto a soft, lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
Hard plastic trim items
Pour Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto a soft, lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
Plastic and rubber parts
Do not use oil or wax on these parts.
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Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Opening/closing in an emergency
Replacing bulbs
Replacing wiper blades
Flat tire
Batteries
Jump starting
Towing the vehicle
Fuses
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What to do if …
Lamps in instrument cluster
General information:
If a bulb in the instrument cluster fails to
light up during the bulb self-check when
turning the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2, have it checked and replaced
if necessary.
Problem
Possible cause
Suggested solution
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The yellow ESP warning lamp
lights up while driving.
The ESP is deactivated. Risk of accident!
왘 Turn the ESP back on (컄 page 77).
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailIf the ESP cannot be turned back on, have
ing road conditions.
the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
v
The yellow ESP warning lamp
flashes while driving.
The ESP or traction control has come into operation because of detected traction loss in
at least one tire. Distronic* is deactivated.
왘
When driving off, apply as little throttle as possible.
왘
While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
왘
Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road and weather conditions.
왘
Do not deactivate the ESP.
Exceptions: (컄 page 77).
DISTRONIC* is switched off.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accidents.
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Problem
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Possible cause
Suggested solution
The yellow ABS malfunction indi- The ABS has detected a malfunction and has
cator lamp comes on while driv- switched off. The BAS and the ESP are also
ing.
switched off (see messages in display).
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels will lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
The SBC brake system is still functioning normally but without the ABS available.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon
as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accidents.
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The red DTR indicator lamp lights You are too close to the vehicle in front of you
up while driving.
to maintain selected speed.
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The red DTR indicator lamp
comes on while driving and you
hear a warning sound.
앫
You are gaining too rapidly on the vehicle
ahead of you.
앫
The distance warning system has recognized a stationary obstacle on your probable line of travel.
왘
Apply the brakes immediately to increase the following distance.
왘
Apply the brakes immediately.
왘
Carefully observe the traffic situation.
You may need to brake or maneuver
to avoid hitting an obstacle.
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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
devices (ETDs) could deploy unexpectedly or
fail to activate in an accident.
Warning!
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In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have
the system checked; otherwise the SRS may
not be activated when needed in an accident, which could result in serious or fatal
injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and
unnecessarily which could also result in injury.
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Suggested solution
왘
Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
3
;
Possible cause
Suggested solution
You are driving with the parking brake set.
왘
Release the parking brake.
There is a malfunction in the SBC brake system.
왘
Read and observe the message in the
display.
There is insufficient brake fluid in the reservoir.
왘
Risk of accident! Carefully stop the
vehicle and notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add
brake fluid! This will not solve the
problem.
(Canada only)
(USA only)
The red brake warning lamp
lights up while driving and you
hear a warning sound.
The red brake warning lamp
lights up while driving.
Warning!
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Driving with the last message displayed can
result in an accident. Have your brake system checked immediately if the brake warning lamp stays on.
or
Don’t add brake fluid before checking the
brake system. Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot
engine parts and the brake fluid catching
fire. You can be seriously burned.
!
If you find that the brake fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the
minimum mark or below, have the
brake system checked for brake pad
thickness and leaks.
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Problem
D
D
Possible cause
Immediately add coolant to prevent
engine from overheating
(컄 page 264).
If this warning lamp lights up frequently,
there is a leak in the cooling system.
왘
Have the cooling system checked.
If the coolant level is correct, the electric radiator fan may be broken.
왘
If the coolant temperature is below
257°F (125°C), you can continue
driving to the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Avoid high engine loads (e.g. driving
uphill) and stop-and-go driving.
왘
Stop as soon as possible and allow
the engine and coolant to cool down.
The red coolant warning lamp
lights up while driving and you
hear a warning sound.
The coolant temperature has exceeded
257°F (125°C).
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catch fire. You could be seriously burned.
Driving when your engine is badly overheated can cause some fluids which may have
leaked into the engine compartment to
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왘
The red coolant warning lamp
There is insufficient coolant in the reservoir.
lights up when the engine is running.
Warning!
Suggested solution
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 it
cools down.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
?
The yellow "CHECK ENGINE"
malfunction indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
Possible cause
Suggested solution
There is a malfunction in:
왘
Have the vehicle checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
An on-board diagnostic connector is
used by the service station to link the
vehicle to the shop diagnostics system. It allows the accurate identification of system malfunctions through
the readout of diagnostic trouble
codes. It is located in the front left
area of the footwell next to the parking brake.
왘
After refuelling, start the engine three
or four times in succession.
앫
The fuel injection system
앫
The ignition system
앫
The exhaust system
앫
The fuel system
Such malfunctions may result in excessive
emissions values and may switch the engine
to its limp-home (emergency operation)
mode.
Your gas tank is empty.
The limp-home mode is canceled. You do
not need to have your vehicle checked.
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The red seat belt warning lamp
blinks for a brief period after
starting the engine.
The warning lamp reminds you to fasten seat
belts.
왘
Fasten your seat belt.
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The yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp lights up while
driving.
The fuel level has gone below the reserve
mark.
왘
Refuel at the next gas station
(컄 page 259).
Gas cap not closed tight.
왘
Close gas cap
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Lamp in center console
Problem
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
The indicator lamp lights up.
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
The indicator lamp does not light up with a
BabySmartTM child seat properly installed
on the front passenger seat.
Possible cause
Suggested solution
TM
A BabySmart child seat is installed on the
front passenger seat. Therefore, the front
passenger airbag is switched off.
The system is malfunctioning when there is
no BabySmartTM child seat installed on the
front passenger seat.
왘
Have the system checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
The system is malfunctioning.
왘
Make sure that there is nothing between seat cushion and child seat and
check installation of the child seat.
왘
If the light remains out, have the system checked as soon as possible by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Do not use the BabySmartTM restraint
to transport children on the front passenger seat until the system has been
repaired.
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Messages in the display
Warning!
The control system shows warning and
malfunction messages in the multifunction
display.
Certain warning and malfunction messages are accompanied by an audible signal.
Address these messages accordingly and
follow the additional instructions given in
this Operator’s Manual.
Selecting the malfunction memory menu in
the control system (컄 page 121) displays
both cleared and uncleared messages.
High-priority messages appear in the multifunction display with a red background.
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All messages contain important information
which should be taken note of and, where a
malfunction is indicated, addressed as soon
as possible at an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Failure to repair condition noted may cause
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty, or result in property damage or personal injury.
Warning!
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Turning the key in the starter switch to
position 2, or pressing the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button twice to
position 2 causes all lamps as well as
the multifunction display to come on.
Ensure that they are all in working order before starting your journey.
On the pages that follow, you will find a
compilation of all the messages that may
appear in the display.
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No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction display is inoperative.
Contact your nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Display
ABS
defective!
Visit workshop!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The ABS has detected a malfunction and
has switched off. The ESP and the BAS are
also deactivated. The SBC brake system is
still functioning normally but without the
ABS available.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels will lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
Display defective
Visit workshop!
The ABS or the ABS display is malfunctioning.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
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Display
ABS
Braking system
not working!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts and the ABS has switched off.
왘
When the voltage is above this value
again, the ABS is operational again.
The brake system is still functioning normally but without the ABS available.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels will lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
BAS
defective!
Visit workshop!
The BAS has detected a malfunction and
switched off. The SBC brake system is still
functioning normally but without the BAS
available.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
BAS
Display malfunction
Visit workshop!
The BAS or the BAS display is malfunctioning.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
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Display
BAS
not available!
See operator’s manual
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts and the BAS has switched off.
왘
When the voltage is above this value
again, the BAS is operational again.
The brake system is still functioning normally but without the BAS available.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center if
you see the warning message for a
longer period of time.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
ESP
Malfunction!
Visit workshop!
The ESP is deactivated because of a malfunction or interrupted power supply. The
SBC brake system is still functioning normally. The ABS may still be operational.
왘
With the vehicle stationary, turn the
steering wheel completely to the left
and then to the right to synchronize
the ESP.
If the ESP message does not go out:
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
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Display
ESP
Display defective
Visit workshop!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The BAS or the BAS display is malfunctioning.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
ESP
not available!
See operator‘s manual
The ESP is deactivated because of a malfunction or interrupted power supply. The
SBC brake system is still functioning normally. The ABS may still be operational.
왘
With the vehicle stationary, turn the
steering wheel completely to the left
and then to the right to synchronize
the ESP.
If the ESP message does not go out:
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases the risk of accident.
:
Engine oil level
Stop, engine off!
There is no oil in the engine. There is a danger of engine damage.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt
as soon as possible.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Add engine oil.
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Display
:
:
Distronic
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Engine oil level
Check level!
The engine oil level is too low.
왘
Check the engine oil level
(컄 page 262) and add oil as required.
Engine oil level
Reduce oil level!
You have added too much engine oil. There
is a risk of damaging the engine or the catalytic converter.
왘
Have oil siphoned. Observe all legal
requirements with respect to its disposal.
Engine oil
Visit workshop!
The engine oil has dropped to a critical level.
왘
Check the engine oil level
(컄 page 262) and add oil as required.
왘
If you must add engine oil frequently,
have the engine checked for possible
leaks.
There is water in the oil.
왘
Have the oil checked.
Engine oil level
Visit workshop!
The measuring system is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the measuring system checked
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
External interference
Reactivate!
The Distronic* is switched off and is temporarily unavailable.
왘
Try activating the Distronic* again
later.
Clean sensor!
see oper. Manual
The Distronic* is switched off because the
Distronic* cover in the radiator grille is
dirty.
왘
Clean the Distronic* cover in the radiator grille (컄 page 283).
왘
Restart the vehicle.
The Distronic* is malfunctioning or the display is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Visit workshop!
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Display
P
Possible cause
Gear selector lever in P You have turned off the engine with the
Suggested solution
왘
Place the selector lever in position P.
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button* and
opened the driver’s door.
Cruise control
1
@
Warning!
Visit workshop!
Cruise control or Distronic* is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the cruise control or Distronic*
checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Restraint system
malfunction
Visit workshop!
The system is malfunctioning.
왘
Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Vehicle rising!
Your vehicle is adjusting to your level selection.
Level selec. canceled
The "Raised" level setting is canceled at vehicle speeds of over 75 mph (120 km/h).
왘
Reactivate the "Raised" level setting.
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In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have
the system checked; otherwise the
SRS may not be activated when needed in
an accident, which could result in serious or
fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly
and unnecessarily which could also result in
injury.
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Display
@
Stop, car too low!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The car level control is malfunctioning.
Avoid excessive steering input. The fender or tires could otherwise be damaged.
Listen for scraping noises.
Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km/h).
왘
Drive to the side of the road and select a higher vehicle level. Depending
on the type of malfunction, this may
raise the vehicle’s level.
There is otherwise danger of an accident.
Visit workshop!
The system is functional only to a limited
extent.
왘
Do not drive faster than 50 mph
(80 km/h).
The system display or the system is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the vehicle checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Backrest,
rear right
not locked
The rear seat backrest is not engaged.
왘
Adjust the rear seat backrest until it
is fully engaged in position.
(
Backrest,
rear left
not locked
The rear seat backrest is not engaged.
왘
Adjust the rear seat backrest until it
is fully engaged in position.
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Display
G
G
L
#
#
#
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The instrument cluster display is malfunctioning.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Display defective
Visit workshop!
The displays for several systems have malfunctioned. Some systems themselves may
also have malfunctioned.
왘
Have the electronic systems
checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Visit workshop!
One or more main functions of the Tele Aid
system are malfunctioning.
왘
Have the Tele Aid system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Malfunction
Electrical consumers
switched off
The consumer battery has insufficient volt- The electrical consumers will come back
age and can no longer supply the conve- online as soon as on-board voltage is
nience functions such as seat ventilation*. sufficient.
Battery/Alternator
Stop vehicle!
The battery is malfunctioning.
Display defective
Undervoltage
Charge battery
The SBC brake system requires electrical
energy and therefore has only limited operation. Considerably greater brake pedal
force is required and the stopping distance
is increased.
The battery has insufficient voltage.
왘
Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe
to do so. Adjust driving to be consistent with reduced braking responsiveness.
왘
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 43).
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Display
#
–
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Undervoltage
Switch off
consumers
The battery has insufficient voltage.
왘
Turn off unnecessary electrical consumers.
Battery/Alternator
Visit workshop!
The battery was charged with a battery
charger or jump started.
왘
Have the battery checked at a service station.
The battery is no longer charging. Possible
causes:
왘
Stop immediately and check the
poly-V-belt.
앫
Alternator malfunctioning
If it is broken:
앫
Broken poly-V-belt
왘
Do not forget that the brake system requires electrical energy and may be operating with restricted capability. Considerably
greater brake pedal force is required and
the stopping distance is increased.
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Do not continue to drive. Notify
an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
If it is in order:
왘
Drive immediately to the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Adjust driving to be consistent with reduced braking
responsiveness.
Practical hints
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Display
2
T
Brake wear
Visit workshop!
Brake malfunction
Stop vehicle
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The brake pads have reached their wear
limit.
왘
Brake pad thickness must be visually
inspected at the intervals specified in
the Service Booklet.
왘
Have the brake pads replaced as
soon as possible.
왘
Do not drive any further.
왘
Significantly greater force must be
applied to the brake pedal.
왘
Call for roadside assistance.
왘
Start the engine.
The SBC brake system is in the limp-home
(emergency operation) mode. Considerably greater brake pedal force is required
and the stopping distance is increased.
Do not exceed a speed of 55 mph
(90 km/h).
Except Canada:
;
Canada only:
3
Reduced braking effect
Start engine!
Increased braking distance
Start engine!
The battery has insufficient voltage and
cannot supply sufficient power to the SBC
brake system.
The message disappears when sufficient voltage is available
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Practical hints
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Display
Except Canada:
;
Canada only:
3
Except Canada:
;
Canada only:
3
306
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The SBC brake system is in the limp-home
(emergency operation) mode. Considerable brake pedal force is required and the
stopping distance is increased.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Adjust driving to be consistent with
reduced braking responsiveness.
Brake fluid
Visit workshop!
There is insufficient brake fluid in the reservoir.
왘
Risk of accident! Stop the vehicle
and notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add
brake fluid! This will not solve the
problem.
Service brake
Visit workshop!
There are malfunctions, but the SBC brake
system is operating normally.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Reduced braking effect
Visit workshop!
Increased braking distance
Visit workshop!
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
Except Canada:
;
Brakes overheated!
Drive carefully!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The brake system is overheated due to an
excessive load on the brakes.
왘
Relieve the load on the brake system.
왘
Drive more smoothly and think
ahead to avoid unnecessary braking.
왘
When driving down slopes, shift into
a lower gear to use the engine’s braking power (컄 page 153).
왘
Cautiously continue driving so that
the air stream will cool down the
brakes.
Canada only:
3
Warning!
G
Driving while these messages are displayed
can result in an accident. Have your brake
system checked immediately.
If there is a malfunction in the SBC brake
system, we recommend that the vehicle be
transported with all wheels off the ground
using flatbed or appropriate wheel lift/dolly
equipment. A tow bar must be used if circumstances do not permit the use of the
recommended towing methods and the vehicle requires towing with all four wheels on
the ground. Towing the vehicle with all four
wheels on the ground is only permissible for
distances up to 30 miles (50 km) and at a
speed not to exceed 30 mph (50 km/h). For
more information, refer to "Towing the vehicle" (컄 page 348).
brake pedal pressure and depress the pedal
much further than normal to obtain braking
effect. If necessary, apply full pressure to
the brake pedal. Brakes are only applied to
the front wheels. Stopping distance is increased!
If the SBC brake system enters its
limp-home (emergency operation) mode,
the driver must apply significantly greater
Don’t add brake fluid before checking the
brake system. Overfilling the brake fluid
Low brake fluid in the reservoir may cause
the braking system to fail!
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What to do if …
reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on
hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. You can be seriously burned.
i
If you find that the brake fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the
minimum mark or below, have the
brake system checked for brake pad
thickness and leaks.
!
Brake pad thickness must be visually
inspected at the intervals specified in
the Service Booklet.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
F
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Key
Check battery!
The batteries in the KEYLESS-GO*
key are discharged.
왘
Change the batteries (컄 page 328).
Key
not recognized!
The KEYLESS-GO* key is not recognized while the engine is running because
왘
Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do
so.
왘
Search for the card or continue to operate
the vehicle with the key.
앫
the card is not in the vehicle
앫
there is strong radio-frequency
interference
The KEYLESS-GO* key is momentarily not recognized.
ì
Function
Not available!
Otherwise the vehicle cannot be centrally
locked nor can the engine be started again
after the engine is stopped.
왘
Change the position of the card in the vehicle.
왘
Operate the vehicle with the key if necessary.
This display appears if button ì
or í on the multifunction steering wheel is pressed and the vehicle
is not equipped with a telephone.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Key recognized
in vehicle!
A KEYLESS-GO* key left in the vehicle was recognized while locking the
vehicle from the outside.
왘
Take the key out of the vehicle.
Key
Visit workshop!
The KEYLESS-GO* system is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Key
do not forget key
This display appears (for a maximum
of 60 seconds) if the driver’s door is
opened with the engine shut off and
no key in the starter switch.
This message is only a reminder.
왘
Insert key in the starter switch.
Entry position
Do not drive!
Seat, mirrors and steering wheel
have not yet moved to their preset
driving positions.
왘
Wait until the seat, mirrors and steering
wheel have moved to their driving positions.
Release park. brake!
You are driving with the parking
brake set.
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 45).
!
<
Visit workshop!
The seat belt system is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Ê
Trunk open!
This message will appear whenever
the trunk lid is open.
왘
Close the trunk lid.
F
_
Except Canada:
;
The message disappears.
Canada only:
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
W
B
Ï
Warning!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Washer fluid
Check level
The fluid level has dropped to about
1
/3 of total reservoir capacity.
왘
Add washer fluid (컄 page 267).
Coolant
Check level
The coolant level is too low.
왘
Add coolant (컄 page 264).
왘
If you have to add coolant frequently, have
the cooling system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Coolant
Visit workshop!
The cooling fan for the coolant is
malfunctioning.
왘
Observe the coolant temperature display.
왘
Have the fan replaced as soon as possible.
G
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine parts.
Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which
may burn if it comes into contact with hot
engine parts. You can be seriously burned.
!
Do not ignore the low engine coolant
level warning. Extended driving with
the message and symbol displayed
may cause serious engine damage not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Do not drive without sufficient amount
of coolant in the cooling system. The
engine will overheat causing major engine damage.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
Ï
Coolant
Stop, engine off!
Possible cause
Suggested solution
The coolant is too hot.
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Only start the engine again after the message disappears. You could otherwise damage the engine.
왘
Stop immediately and check the
poly-V-belt.
The poly-V-belt could be broken.
왘
Warning!
G
Driving when your engine is badly overheated can cause some fluids which may have
leaked into the engine compartment to
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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
If it is broken, do not drive any further.
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
If it is in order, drive immediately to the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
and do not stand near the vehicle until it
cools down. The engine should not be operated with the coolant temperature above
266°F (130°C). Doing so may cause serious
engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
A
Y
I
.
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Reserve fuel
The fuel level has dropped below the
reserve mark.
왘
Refuel at the next gas station (컄 page 259).
Hood open!
You are driving with the hood open.
왘
Close the hood (컄 page 261).
Remove key!
You have forgotten to remove the
key.
왘
Remove the key from the starter switch.
Replace key
There is no additional code available
for SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Lamp sensor
Visit workshop!
The lamp sensor is malfunctioning.
The headlamps switch on automatically.
왘
In the control system, set lamp operation to
manual mode (컄 page 130).
왘
Switch on headlamps using the exterior
lamp switch.
Low beam, left
The left low beam lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Low beam, right
The right low beam lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
.
314
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Display defective
Visit workshop!
The display for the lamps or the system
is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Turn signal, rear left
Substitute lamp on!
The left rear turn signal lamp is malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Turn signal, rear right
Substitute lamp on!
The right rear turn signal lamp is malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being
used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Turn sig. left mirror
The left turn signal in the side mirror is
malfunctioning. This message will only
appear if all light emitting diodes have
stopped working.
왘
Have the LEDs replaced as soon as
possible.
Marker light,
front left
The front left side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Marker light
front right
The front right side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Re, left marker lamp
The rear left side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Re, right marker lamp
The rear right side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
.
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Turn sig. right mirror
The right turn signal in the side mirror is malfunctioning. This message
will only appear if all light emitting
diodes have stopped working.
왘
Have the LEDs replaced as soon as possible.
Turn sig. front left
Back-up light on!
The left front turn signal lamp is malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being
used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Turn sig. front right
Back-up light on!
The right front turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Brake light
Visit workshop!
Stop lamp illumination is delayed or
lamp is permanently on.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Turn off lamps!
Lamps have been turned on although the key in the starter switch
is in position 0.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Brake light, left
The left brake lamp is malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Brake light, right
The right brake lamp is malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
.
316
Possible cause
Suggested solution
3rd stop lamp
The high mounted brake lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
High beam, left
The left high beam lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
High beam, right
The right high beam lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
License plate lamp,
left
The left license plate lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
License plate lamp,
right
The right license plate lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Front foglight, left
The left front fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Front foglight, right
The right front fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Rear foglight
The rear fog lamp is malfunctioning.
A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Back-up lamp, left
The left backup lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
.
<
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Back-up lamp, right
The right backup lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Tail light, left
The left tail lamp is malfunctioning. A
backup bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Tail light, right
The right tail lamp is malfunctioning.
A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Park. light,
front left
Back-up light on!
The left parking lamps are malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Park. light,
front right
Back-up light on!
The right parking lamps are malfunctioning. A backup bulb is being used.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
Seat belt system
Visit workshop!
The seat belt system is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
<
_
Possible cause
Suggested solution
Front passenger seat
belt
Please fasten belt!
The display reminds you and your passengers to fasten seat belts.
왘
Fasten the seat belts.
Driver‘s seat belt
Fasten seat belt!
The display reminds you and your passengers to fasten seat belts.
왘
Fasten the seat belts.
Steering oil
Visit workshop!
The steering gear oil level is too low.
There is a danger of steering gear damage.
왘
Have the system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
G
Do not add steering oil without checking the
steering system.
If the level of steering gear oil in reservoir is
too low, the steering power assistance could
fail. Much greater effort will then be needed
to turn the steering wheel.
Do not drive the vehicle. Have the system
checked at your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Warning!
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
H
Warning!
Possible cause
Possible solution
Tire pressure monitoring activated
The tire pressure is being checked.
Tire pressure monitoring Reactivate
The tire inflation pressure monitor* is deactivated.
왘
Activate the tire inflation pressure monitor* (컄 page 271).
Tire pressure monitoring currently inactive
The tire inflation pressure monitor* is unable to monitor the tire pressure due to
왘
Check the tire pressure at the next service station.
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
앫
the presence of several wheel sensors
in the vehicle.
앫
excessive wheel sensor temperatures.
앫
a nearby radio interference source.
앫
unrecognized wheel sensors mounted.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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Practical hints
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Display
H
Tire pressure monitoring
Visit workshop!
Possible cause
Possible solution
The tire inflation pressure monitor is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the tire inflation pressure monitor
checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Change the wheel.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
A wheel without proper sensor was installed.
Tire pressure, rear left The left rear tire is rapidly deflating.
Caution tire defect!
Tire pressure, rear left The left rear tire pressure is low.
Check tires!
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.
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Continued driving with a flat tire will cause
excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
H
Tire pressure, rear
right
Caution tire defect!
Tire pressure, rear
right
Check tires!
Tire pressure, front
left
Caution tire defect!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
Possible cause
Possible solution
The right rear tire is rapidly deflating.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrubt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
The right rear tire pressure is low.
The left front tire is rapidly deflating.
may lose control of the vehicle. Continued
driving with a flat tire will cause excessive
heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
H
Tire pressure, front
left
Check tires!
Tire pressure, front
right
Caution tire defect!
Tire pressure, front
right
Possible cause
Possible solution
The right rear tire pressure is low.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Check the tire pressure.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrubt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt.
왘
Change the wheel (컄 page 338).
The right front tire is rapidly deflating.
The right front tire pressure is low.
Check tires!
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
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You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
I
Possible cause
Possible solution
Remove key!
You have forgotten to remove the key.
왘
Remove the key from the starter switch.
Replace key
The batteries in the key are dead.
왘
Change the batteries (컄 page 328).
왘
Remove the key from the starter switch.
Automat. light on
Remove key!
A
Reserve fuel
The fuel level has dropped below the reserve mark.
왘
Refuel at the next filling station
(컄 page 259).
J
Door open
You are attempting to drive with one or
more doors open.
왘
Close the doors.
?
Visit workshop!
There may be a malfunction in the:
왘
Have the measuring system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Have the electronic systems checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
±
Display defective
Visit workshop!
앫
fuel injection system
앫
ignition system
앫
exhaust system
앫
fuel system
Certain electronic systems are unable to
relay information to the control system.
The following systems may have failed:
앫
Coolant temperature display
앫
Tachometer
앫
Cruise control display
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Where will I find ...?
First aid kit
Spare wheel
The first aid kit is in the storage compartment at the front edge of the front passenger seat.
The spare wheel is located under the trunk
floor.
왘
Lift the trunk floor and engage the handle in the upper edge of trunk.
왘
Remove the luggage box (컄 page 325).
Removing the spare wheel
왘
Turn luggage bowl counterclockwise.
왘
Remove spare wheel 2.
Storing the spare wheel
왘
Place spare wheel 2 in wheel well.
왘
Turn luggage bowl clockwise to its stop
to secure the spare wheel.
!
Always lower trunk floor before closing
trunk lid.
왘
Pull tab 1 upward.
왘
Fold the covering forward.
왘
Remove the first aid kit.
i
Check expiration dates and contents
for completeness at least once a year
and replace missing/expired items.
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1 Toolkit
Wheel bolt wrench
Jack
2 Spare wheel
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Minispare wheel
Warning!
More information can be found in the
"Technical data" section (컄 page 362).
G
The dimensions of the Minispare* wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare*
wheel mounted.
Luggage box
Remove luggage box
The spare wheel should only be used temporarily, and replaced with a regular road
wheel as quick as possible.
In the case of a flat tire, you may temporarily use the Minispare* wheel when observing the following restrictions:
앫
Do not exceed a vehicle speed of
50 mph (80km/h).
앫
Drive to the nearest tire repair facility
to have the flat tire repaired or replaced as appropriate.
앫
Install luggage box
1 Fastening clip
2 Luggage box
왘
Turn fastening clips 1 to the left upwards from fastening bolts.
왘
Lift luggage box in the area of the fastening bolts and remove it from trunk.
왘
Insert luggage box into trunk so that
fastening clips are in line with fastening
bolts.
왘
Push front edge of luggage box in direction of arrow under cover of trunk sill.
왘
Press fastening clips onto fastening
bolts until they lock into place.
Do not operate vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Vehicle tool kit
The vehicle tool kit is located in the storage
tray on top of the spare wheel
(컄 page 324).
The following is included:
앫
Vehicle tool kit
앫
Towing eye bolt
앫
Wheel wrench
앫
Alignment bolt
앫
Vehicle jack
앫
Special fuse extractor
앫
Spare fuses
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the vehicle
왘
In case of a malfunction in the central locking system, you can unlock the trunk separately (컄 page 88).
Move locking tab 1 in the direction of
the arrow and slide mechanical key 2
out of the housing.
i
Unlocking your vehicle with the mechanical key will trigger the anti-theft
alarm system. To cancel the alarm, do
one of the following:
Unlocking the driver’s door
앫
If you are unable to unlock the driver’s
door using the SmartKey, open the door
using the mechanical key.
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
앫
Insert the key in the starter switch.
3 Unlocking
4 Locking
왘
Unlock the door with the mechanical
key. To do so, push the mechanical key
in the lock until it stops and turn it to
the left 4.
1 Mechanical key locking tab
2 Mechanical key
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the trunk
The trunk can no longer be locked with the
key.
Lock and unlock the trunk with the mechanical key as follows:
Locking the vehicle
Changing batteries
If you are unable to lock the vehicle with
the SmartKey, lock it with the mechanical
key as follows:
If the batteries in the SmartKey are discharged, the vehicle can no longer be
locked or unlocked. It is recommended to
have the batteries replaced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Close the passenger doors and the
trunk.
왘
Press the central locking switch in the
cockpit (컄 page 100).
왘
Check to see whether the locking
knobs on the passenger doors are still
visible. If necessary, push them down
manually.
왘
Lock the driver’s door with the mechanical key (컄 page 327).
왘
Check if the trunk is locked. If necessary lock the trunk with the mechanical
key (컄 page 98).
Trunk lid lock
1 Unlocking
2 Locking
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
왘
Turn the key to the left in position 1
and hold it in this position.
왘
Pull on the trunk lid handle and lift the
trunk lid.
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Warning!
G
Keep the batteries out of reach of children.
If a battery is swallowed, seek medical help
immediately.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
i
왘
When changing batteries, always replace both batteries.
Remove mechanical key 1
(컄 page 327).
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the side
opening and push the gray slide.
The required replacement batteries are
available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
SmartKey/SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
1 Mechanical key
2 Battery compartment
Replacement batteries: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
Battery compartment 2 is unlatched.
왘
Pull battery compartment 2 out of the
key housing in direction of arrow.
3 Battery
4 Contact spring
왘
Remove the batteries.
왘
Using a lint-free cloth, insert new batteries under the contact spring with the
plus (+) side facing up.
왘
Return battery compartment into housing until it locks into place.
Fuel filler flap emergency release
1 Release knob
왘
Remove right-side tail trim.
왘
Turn release knob 1 clockwise (arrow).
The fuel filler flap can know be opened.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Manually unlocking the transmission
selector lever
In the case of power failure, the transmission selector lever can be manually unlocked, e.g. to tow the vehicle.
1 Pin
The selector lever can be manually unlocked from position P in the event of an
electrical failure, e.g. to tow the vehicle.
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왘
왘
Open the storage compartment in the
center console (컄 page 229).
Take out the cup holder*.
Using two fingers in the horizontal slot
at the upper rear side of the cup holder,
lift cup holder upwards to remove.
왘
Hold the cover at a 45° angle.
왘
Insert a suitable object 1 (e.g. a pin)
through the hole and press the pin
downward.
왘
Remove pin 1.
i
The selector lever is locked again when
moving it to position P.
Practical hints
Opening/closing in an emergency
Opening/closing in an emergency
Sliding/pop-up roof* or panorama
sliding/pop-up roof*
The sliding/pop-up roof must be resynchronized after being operated manually
(컄 page 189).
You can open or close the sliding/pop-up
roof manually should an electrical malfunction occur.
The sliding/pop-up roof drive is located
behind lens 1 of the interior overhead
light.
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Do not disconnect the electrical connectors.
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Obtain crank 2.
왘
Insert crank 2 through hole 1.
왘
Turn crank 2 clockwise to:
1 Screen
왘
Fold screen 1 down.
왘
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Slide roof closed
앫
Raise roof at the rear
Turn crank 2 counterclockwise to:
앫
slide roof open
앫
lower roof at the rear
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Replacing bulbs
Safe vehicle operation depends on proper
exterior lighting and signaling. It is therefore essential that all bulbs and lamp assemblies are in good working order at all
times.
Bulbs
Front lamps
Lamp
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for headlamp
adjustment.
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Standing lamps
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Tail lamps
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1 Additional turn signal lamps
LED
2 Turn signal lamp
1156 NA
3 Side marker lamp
W5W
4 Low beam
H7 (55 W)
Bi-Xenon*1
D2S-35 W
5 High beam
H7 (55 W)
Parking and standing lamps
Backup bulbs will be brought into use
when the following lamps malfunction:
6 Fog lamp
1
Type
W5W
HB4/9006
(55 W)
Vehicles with Bi-Xenon headlamps*: Low beam
and high beam use the same D2S-35W lamp. For
safety reasons (high voltage), do not replace the
Bi-Xenon bulb yourself. See your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Rear lamps
Lamp
Notes on bulb replacement
Type
7 High mounted brake LED
lamp
8 Tail, parking and
standing lamp
HiP
9 License plate lamps C 5 W
Warning!
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Keep bulbs out of reach of children.
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot. Allow the lamp to cool down before changing
a bulb.
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas. A
bulb can explode if you:
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touch or move it when hot
앫
drop the bulb
앫
scratch the bulb
Wear eye and hand protection.
Because of high voltage in Bi-Xenon lamps,
it is dangerous to replace the bulb or repair
the lamp and its components. We recommend that you have such work done by a
qualified technician.
앫
Use only 12-volt bulbs of the same type
and with the specified watt rating.
앫
Switch lights off before changing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
앫
Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
handling bulbs.
앫
Your hands should be dry and free of oil
and grease.
앫
If the newly installed bulb does not light
up, visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
앫
Have the LEDs and bulbs for the following lamps replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center:
앫
Additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors
앫
High mounted brake lamp
앫
Bi-Xenon lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
1 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp
2 High beam bulb
3 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp
High beam bulb (Halogen headlamps
only)
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 261).
왘
Press the clamp and remove headlamp
cover.
왘
Pull electrical connector off.
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왘
Turn the locking mechanism counterclockwise and take out the high beam
bulb 2.
왘
Insert the new high beam bulb so that
the base is in the recess of the holder.
왘
Turn the locking mechanism clockwise.
왘
Plug the connector onto the high beam
bulb.
왘
Align headlamp cover and click into
place.
High beam bulb (Bi-Xenon* headlamps
only)
Warning!
G
Because of high voltage in Bi-Xenon lamps,
it is dangerous to replace the bulb or repair
the lamp and its components. We recommend that you have such work done by a
qualified technician.
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 261).
왘
Press the clamp and remove headlamp
cover.
왘
Pull electrical connector off.
왘
Turn the locking mechanism counterclockwise and take out the high beam
bulb 2.
왘
Insert the new high beam bulb so that
the base is in the recess of the holder.
왘
Turn the locking mechanism clockwise.
왘
Plug the connector onto the high beam
bulb.
왘
Align headlamp cover and click into
place.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Front turn signal lamp bulb
Parking and standing lamp bulb
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 261).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 261).
왘
Twist bulb socket 1 counterclockwise
and pull out.
왘
Press the clamp and remove headlamp
cover.
왘
Push bulb into socket, turn counterclockwise and remove.
왘
Pull out the bulb socket 3 with the
bulb.
왘
Insert new bulb in socket, push in and
twist clockwise.
왘
Pull the bulb out of the bulb socket.
왘
Insert a new bulb in the socket.
왘
Reinsert bulb socket in lamp and twist
clockwise.
왘
Reinstall the bulb socket.
왘
Align headlamp cover and click into
place.
Side marker lamp bulb
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Carefully slide lamp towards front.
왘
Remove rear end first.
왘
Twist bulb socket counterclockwise
and pull out.
왘
Pull bulb out of the bulb socket.
왘
Insert new bulb in socket.
왘
Reinstall bulb socket, push in and twist
clockwise.
왘
To reinstall lamp, set rear end in
bumper and let front end snap into
place.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
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License plate lamp
To prevent scratches, we recommend
that you have the sidemarker bulb replaced by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Tail lamp assemblies
The tail lamps are equipped with HiP bulbs.
Warning!
G
The bulbs in the tail lamps cannot be replaced individually. The tail lamp bulbs are
under pressure and could explode during an
attempt to replace them.
If the tail lamps are malfunctioning, have
them exchanged at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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1 Screw
왘
Switch off the lights.
왘
Loosen both screws 1 and remove
lamp.
왘
Replace the tubular lamp and reinstall
lamp.
왘
Retighten the screws.
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Replacing wiper blades
Replacing wiper blades
You should hear it snap into place.
Installation
Turn the wiper blade at a right angle to
wiper arm.
왘
Slide wiper blade onto wiper arm until
it locks in place.
왘
Rotate wiper blade into position parallel to wiper arm.
왘
Removal
Fold wiper arm back so that blade rests
on windshield.
왘
Turn key in starter switch to position 1.
!
왘
Turn combination switch to wiper
setting II (컄 page 47).
Never open the hood when the wiper
arm is folded forward.
왘
With wiper arm in the vertical position
(see above), turn key in starter switch
to position 0.
왘
!
To avoid damage to the hood, the wiper
arms should only be folded forward
when in the vertical position.
Warning!
G
왘
Slide the wiper blade sideways out of
the retainer.
Do not allow the wiper arms to contact
the windshield glass without a wiper
blade inserted.
For your convenience, we recommend
that you have this work carried out by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
For safety reasons, remove key from starter
switch before replacing a wiper blade, otherwise the motor could suddenly turn on and
cause injury.
왘
Fold the wiper arm forward.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Flat tire
Preparing the vehicle
Mounting the spare wheel
왘
Park the vehicle as far as possible from
moving traffic on a hard surface.
Preparing the vehicle
왘
Turn on the hazard warning flashers.
Prepare the vehicle as described under
"Preparing the vehicle" on this page.
왘
Engage the steering wheel lock in the
straight-ahead position and set the
parking brake.
왘
Move the selector lever to P.
Lifting the vehicle
왘
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
왘
왘
Take the spare wheel out of the trunk
(컄 page 324).
When changing wheel on a hill:
왘
Place chocks on the downhill side
blocking both wheels of the other axle.
왘
Take the two-piece wheel wrench and
the jack out of the trunk (컄 page 326).
Assemble wheel wrench.
Warning!
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:
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Place one chock in front of and one behind the wheel that is diagonally opposite to the wheel being changed.
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The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into either side 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
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Practical hints
Flat tire
always vertical (plumb line) when in use, especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface. Be 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.
1 Jack take-up bracket
2 Jack
3 Crank
왘
Position jack 2 on firm ground under
the respective jack take-up bracket 1.
Make sure that the foot of the jack is directly under the take-up bracket so that it
is always vertical (plumb-line) as seen from
the side, even if the vehicle is parked on an
incline
왘
왘
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts (approximately one full turn with wrench).
Turn crank 3 until the tire is a maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) off the ground.
Never start engine while vehicle is
raised.
The jack take-up brackets are located directly behind the front wheel housing and
in front of the rear wheel housing.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Warning!
G
Removing the wheel
Position the jack only on the jack take-up
brackets designed for this purpose.
If the jack is not properly positioned, the vehicle may slip off of the jack.
Warning!
G
The jack is intended only for lifting the vehicle briefly for wheel changes. It is not suited
for performing maintenance work under the
vehicle. Never lie down under the raised vehicle. Do not start the engine when the vehicle is raised.
왘
Clean contact surfaces of wheel and
wheel hub.
왘
Guide the spare wheel onto the alignment bolt and push it on.
왘
Insert wheel bolts and tighten them
slightly.
!
1 Alignment bolt
왘
Unscrew the upper-most wheel bolt
and remove.
왘
Replace this wheel bolt with alignment
bolt 1 supplied in the tool kit.
왘
Remove the remaining bolts.
!
Do not place wheel bolts in sand or dirt.
This could result in damage to the bolt
and wheel hub threads.
왘
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Mounting the Minispare wheel
Remove the wheel.
To avoid paint damage, place wheel flat
against hub and hold it there while installing first wheel bolt.
Practical hints
Flat tire
Warning!
G
Always replace wheel bolts that are damaged or rusted.
Never apply oil or grease to wheel bolts.
Damaged wheel hub threads should be repaired immediately. Do not continue to drive
under these circumstances! Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or call
Roadside Assistance.
Warning!
G
Warning!
Use only genuine equipment
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts. They are identified by the Mercedes star. Other wheel bolts
may come loose.
The dimensions of the Minispare* wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare*
wheel mounted.
Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the vehicle is raised. Otherwise the vehicle could
tip over.
Incorrect mounting bolts or improperly
tightened mounting bolts can cause the
wheel to come off. This could cause an accident. Be sure to use the correct mounting
bolts.
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The spare wheel should only be used temporarily, and replaced with a regular road
wheel as quick as possible.
In the case of a flat tire, you may temporarily use the Minispare* wheel when observing the following restrictions:
왘
Unscrew the alignment bolt, install last
wheel bolt and tighten slightly.
앫
Do not exceed a vehicle speed of
50 mph (80km/h).
앫
Drive to the nearest tire repair facility
to have the flat tire repaired or replaced as appropriate.
앫
Do not operate vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Lowering the vehicle
왘
왘
Lower vehicle by turning crank counterclockwise until vehicle is resting fully on its own weight.
Remove the jack.
Warning!
G
Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. The wheels could come
loose if they are not tightened to a torque of
96 ft lb (130 Nm).
왘
Before storing the jack in the trunk, it
should be fully collapsed.
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Wrap the faulty wheel in the protective
film that comes with the spare wheel
and put the wheel in the trunk.
1-5
왘
Wheel bolts
Tighten the five wheel bolts evenly, following the diagonal sequence illustrated (1 to 5), until all bolts are tight.
Observe a tightening torque of 96 ft lb
(130 Nm).
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You can also place the faulty wheel
down into the spare wheel well. In this
case, you must stow the holder from
the spare wheel well in the trunk.
Do not activate the tire inflation pressure monitor until the depressurized
tire is no longer in the vehicle.
Practical hints
Batteries
Batteries
Your vehicle is equipped with two batteries:
앫
앫
Auxiliary battery (back-up battery; enables vehicle to shut down electrical
systems in a controlled manner should
the main battery fail; auxiliary battery is
located in the engine compartment)
The main battery is in the trunk under the
luggage box. Remove the luggage box
(컄 page 325).
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these instructions can result in severe injury or death.
Never lean over batteries while connecting,
you might get injured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not
allow this fluid to come in contact with eyes,
skin or clothing. In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with water and seek
medical help if necessary.
The main battery (battery for starter
and electrical consumers; located in
the trunk).
Main battery in trunk
1 Negative terminal
2 Positive terminal
Warning!
G
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.
Jump starting must only be done using the
main battery in the trunk.
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Practical hints
Batteries
!
Never loosen or detach battery terminal clamps while the engine is running
or the key is in the starter switch. Otherwise the alternator and other electronic components could be severely
damaged.
Have the battery checked regularly by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Contact your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information.
Warning!
G
Do not place metal objects on the battery as
this could result in a short circuit.
Use leak-proof battery only to avoid the risk
of acid burns in the event of an accident.
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왘
Remove cover 2 from the positive terminal.
With a disconnected battery
왘
Disconnect the battery positive lead.
앫
the brake boosting effect is not available.
You need more power to brake and
brake pedal travel is increased. If necessary, you must depress the brake pedal
with full power.
Removing the battery
you can no longer turn the ignition key
or, in cars with KEYLESS-GO*, pressing
the KEY-LESS-GO button* on the gear
selector lever has no effect.
the gear selector lever is locked in
position P.
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.
Warning!
앫
앫
G
Disconnecting the battery
왘
Depress the parking brake firmly or
move the gear selector lever to
position P.
왘
Open the trunk (컄 page 261).
왘
Disconnect battery negative lead 1.
왘
Remove the screw-nuts securing the
battery.
왘
Remove the battery bracket.
왘
Take out the battery.
Charging and reinstalling the battery
Practical hints
Batteries
Warning!
G
Never charge a battery while still installed in
the vehicle. Gases may escape during charging and cause explosions that may result in
paint damage, corrosion or personal injury.
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The following procedures must be carried out following any interruption of
battery power (e.g. due to reconnection):
앫
Set the clock (컄 page 136) (vehicles with COMAND*: see COMAND
operator’s manual).
앫
Resynchronize the front seat head
restraints (컄 page 104).
Reconnecting the batteries
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Connect the positive lead and fasten its
cover.
앫
Resynchronize the ESP
(컄 page 75).
왘
Connect the negative lead.
앫
Re-enter the radio code (see radio
operating instructions).
NEVER invert the terminal connections!
앫
The battery, its filler caps and the vent
tube must always be securely installed
when the vehicle is in operation.
Resynchronize the side windows
(컄 page 186).
앫
Resynchronize the sliding/pop-up
roof* (컄 page 189).
!
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.
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Practical hints
Jump starting
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.
Read all instructions before proceeding.
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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.
앫
Use only jumper cables with sufficient
cross-section, insulated terminal
clamps and polarity reversal protection.
i
Jumper cables with polarity reversal
protection are available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
!
Jump starting may only be performed
on the main battery installed in the
trunk.
Avoid repeated and lengthy starting attempts.
Do not attempt to start the engine using a battery quick charge unit.
If the engine does not run after several
unsuccessful starting attempts, have it
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Excessive unburned fuel generated by
repeated failed starting attempts may
damage the catalytic converter.
Make sure the jumper cables do not
have loose or missing insulation.
Make sure the cable clamps do not
touch any other metal part while the
other end is still attached to a battery.
Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
왘
G
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Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
The message Malfunction - electric
consumers switched off may appear
in the instrument cluster. It will disappear as soon as the battery is sufficiently charged.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 266).
The battery is located in the trunk on the
right hand side underneath the luggage
box (컄 page 325). Only jump start the vehicle from the battery in the trunk.
왘
Make sure that the two vehicles do not
touch.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Apply parking brake.
왘
Shift selector lever to position P.
Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
1 Positive terminal of charged battery
2 Positive terminal of discharged battery
3 Vehicle ground
4 Negative terminal of charged battery
왘
Connect positive terminals 1 and 2 of
the batteries with the jumper cables.
Clamp cable to charged battery 1 first.
왘
Start engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
왘
Connect negative terminal 4 of the
charged battery and vehicle ground 3
(lock ring of the trunk lid lock) in the
trunk with the jumper cable. Clamp cable to charged battery 4 first.
Now you can again turn on the electrical
consumers. Do not turn on the lights under
any circumstances.
왘
Remove the jumper cables first from
vehicle ground 3 and negative
terminal 4 and then from positive
terminals 1 and 2.
왘
Have the battery checked at the next
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
!
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Towing the vehicle
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.
!
Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment with key in starter switch turned
to position 0.
Do not tow with sling-type equipment.
Towing with sling-type equipment over
bumpy roads will damage radiator and
supports.
To prevent damage during transport,
do not tie down vehicle by its chassis or
suspension parts.
Switch off the tow-away alarm and the
automatic central locking
When circumstances do not permit the
recommended towing methods, the vehicle may be towed with all wheels on the
ground or front wheels raised only so far as
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to have the vehicle moved to a safe location where the recommended towing
methods can be employed.
!
If the vehicle is towed with the front
axle raised, the engine must be shut off
(key in starter switch position 0 or 1).
Otherwise, the ESP will immediately be
engaged and will apply the rear wheel
brakes.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, the selector lever must
be in position N and the key must be in
starter switch 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).
!
To be certain to avoid a possibility of
damage to the transmission, however,
we recommend the drive shaft be disconnected at the rear axle drive flange
for any towing beyond a short tow to a
nearby garage.
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 SBC brake
system
앫
there is a malfunction in the power supply or in the vehicle’s electrical system
as that will be necessary to adequately control the towed vehicle.
Prior to towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground, make certain that the key is in
starter switch position 2.
If the key is left in the starter switch
position 0 for an extended period of time, it
can no longer be turned in the switch. In this
case, the steering is locked. To unlock, remove key from starter switch and reinsert.
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To signal turns while being towed with
the hazard warning flasher in use, turn
key in starter switch to position 2 and
activate the combination switch for the
left or right turn signal in the usual
manner – only the selected turn signal
will operate.
Upon canceling the turn signal, the hazard warning flasher will operate again.
Warning!
G
The brake system requires electrical power
to operate.
A malfunction in the vehicle’s power supply
or electrical system may impair brake system operation and switch it into its
limp-home (emergency operation) mode. To
brake, the driver must then apply significantly greater brake pedal pressure and depress the pedal much further to obtain the
expected braking effect. If necessary, apply
full pressure to the brake pedal. Brakes are
only applied to the front wheels. Stopping
distance is increased! Adapt your driving
style accordingly. SBC brake system
(컄 page 77).
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the steering system. In
this case, it is important to keep in mind that
a considerably higher degree of effort is necessary to steer the vehicle. Adapt your driving accordingly.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
!
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To remove cover:
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, please note the following:
The selector lever will remain locked in
position P and the key will not turn in
the starter switch if the battery is disconnected or discharged. See notes on
the battery (컄 page 343) or on jump
starting (컄 page 346).
왘
Press mark on cover in direction of arrow.
왘
Lift cover off to reveal threaded hole for
towing eye bolt.
With the automatic central locking activated and the key in starter switch
position 2, or KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button (if so equipped) in position 2,
the vehicle doors lock if the left front
wheel as well as the right rear wheel
are turning at vehicle speeds of approx.
9 mph (15 km/h) or more.
Installing towing eye bolt
왘
Front of vehicle
Screw towing eye bolt in to its stop and
tighten with lug wrench.
To reinstall cover:
To prevent the vehicle door locks from
locking, deactivate the automatic central locking (컄 page 99).
왘
Towing of the vehicle should only be
done using the properly installed towing eye bolt. Never attach tow cable,
tow rope or tow rod to the vehicle chassis, frame or suspension parts.
1 Cover on right side of front bumper
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The towing eye bolt is supplied with the
tool kit (located in the storage compartment under the trunk floor).
Fit cover and snap into place.
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Rear of vehicle
The towing eye bolt is supplied with the
tool kit (located in the storage compartment under the trunk floor).
왘
Screw towing eye bolt in to its stop and
tighten with lug wrench.
To reinstall cover:
왘
Fit cover and snap into place.
2 Cover on right side of rear bumper
To remove cover:
왘
Pull cover in the direction of the arrow.
왘
Fold cover down to reveal threaded
hole for the towing eye bolt.
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Practical hints
Fuses
Fuses
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Fuse box in passenger compartment
Opening
Only install fuses that have been tested
and approved by Mercedes-Benz and
that have the specified amperage rating.
왘
Pull cover 1 open with a screwdriver or
similar tool.
왘
Remove cover 1 rearward.
Never attempt to repair or bridge a
blown fuse. Have the cause determined
and remedied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Closing
1 Cover
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왘
Attach cover 1 in the front.
왘
Fold cover 1 in until it engages.
Practical hints
Fuses
Fuse chart
i
The fuse chart is found in the fuse box in
the passenger compartment. The amperages of the fuses are also given there.
Only install fuses that have been tested
and approved by Mercedes-Benz and
that have the specified amperage rating.
Spare fuses
Never attempt to repair or bridge a
blown fuse. Have the cause determined
and remedied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Spare fuses are found in the vehicle tool kit
in the trunk.
2 An additional fuse box is located on the
left-hand side of trunk.
Fuse extractor
The fuse extractor is found in the vehicle
tool kit in the trunk.
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Technical data
Spare 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
Spare parts service
Spare parts service
The "Technical data" section provides the
necessary technical data for your vehicle.
All authorized Mercedes-Benz Centers
maintain a stock of original spare parts required for maintenance and repair work. In
addition, strategically located parts distribution centers provide quick and reliable
parts service.
More than 300 000 different spare parts
for Mercedes-Benz models are available.
Mercedes-Benz original spare parts are
subjected to stringent quality inspections.
Each part has been specifically developed,
manufactured or selected for and adapted
to Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Therefore, Mercedes-Benz original spare
parts should be installed.
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!
The use of non-genuine 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
Warranty coverage
Your vehicle is covered under the terms of
the warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information Booklet. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will exchange or repair any defective parts originally installed on the vehicle in accordance
with the terms of the following warranties:
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New Car 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 System
Warranty
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Spare Parts
and Accessories Warranties, copies of
which are available at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information Booklet, have your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center arrange for a replacement. It will be mailed to you.
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Technical data
Identification labels
Identification labels
1 Certification label
2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
3 Information label, California version
Vacuum line routing for emission control system
4 Engine number (engraved on engine)
5 Emission control label
When ordering spare parts, please specify
vehicle identification and engine numbers.
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Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
E 320/E 500
1 Automatic belt tensioner
2 Power steering pump
3 Air conditioner compressor
4 Crankshaft
5 Coolant pump
6 Generator (alternator)
7 Idler pulley
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Technical data
Engine
Engine
Model
E 320 (211.0651)
E 500 (211.0701)
Engine
112
113
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
6
8
Bore
3.54 in (89.90 mm)
3.82 in (97.00 mm)
Stroke
3.31 in (84.00 mm)
3.31 in (84.00 mm)
Total piston displacement
195.2 cu.in. (3199 cm )
302.9 cu.in. (4966 cm3)
Compression ratio
10:1
10:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
221 hp/5700 rpm
(165 kW/5700 rpm)
302 hp/5600 rpm
(225 kW/5600 rpm)
Maximum torque acc. to SAE J 1349
232 ft.lb/3000 rpm
(315 Nm/3000 rpm)
339 ft.lb/2700 rpm
(460 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
7 ft 10 in (2390 mm)
7 ft 10 in (2390 mm)
1
3
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Rims and tires
Use only tires and rims which have been
specifically developed for your vehicle and
tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Other tires and rims can have detrimental
effects, such as:
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Poor handling characteristics
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Increased noise
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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. Damage to the tires or the vehicle can be the result.
Further information on tires and rims is
available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. A tire inflation
pressure table is located on the fuel filler cap of the vehicle. The tire pressure
should only be adjusted on cold tires.
Follow the tire manufacturer’s maintenance recommendation included with
the vehicle.
Same-sized tires
E 320
E 500
Rims (light alloy)
8J x 16 ET 39
8½J x 17 ET 38
Wheel offset
1.53 in (39 mm)
1.5 in (38 mm)
Summer tires (radial-ply tires)
225/55 R 16 95 H
245/45 R 17 95 H1
Winter tires (radial-ply tires)
225/55 R 16 95 H M+S
245/45 R 17 95 H M+S1
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Must not be used with snow chains.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Minispare wheel
Sport package
E 320 / E 500
Rim
4J x 17 ET 34
Wheel offset
1.34 (34 mm)
Tire
T 155/70 R 171
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Must not be used with snow chains.
E 320*/ E 500*
Same-sized
tires
Rims
(light alloy)
8J x 17 ET 38
Wheel offset
1.5 in (38 mm)
Summer tires 245/45 R 17 95 H1
(radial-ply tires)
Winter tires
245/45 R 17 95 M+S1
(radial-ply tires)
1
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Must not be used with snow chains.
Technical data
Electrical system
Electrical system
Model
E 320
E 500
Generator (alternator)
14 V/120 A
14 V/120 A
Starter motor
14 V/1.4 KW
14 V/1.7 KW
Battery (auxiliary)
12 V/12 Ah
12 V/12 Ah
Battery (main)
12 V/95 Ah
12 V/95 Ah
Spark plugs
Bosch F8 DPP 332U
NGK PFR 5R-11
Bosch F8 DPP 332U
NGK PFR 5R-11
Electrode gap
0.039 in (1.00 mm)
0.039 in (1.00 mm)
Tightening torque
18.5 - 22 ft.lb (25 - 30 Nm)
18.5 - 22 ft.lb (25 - 30 Nm)
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Technical data
Main dimensions
Main dimensions
Model
E 320
E 500
Overall vehicle length
189.7 in (4818 mm)
189.7 in (4818 mm)
Overall vehicle width
78.3 in (1990 mm)
78.3 in (1990 mm)
Overall vehicle height
57.2 in (1452 mm)
Overall vehicle height (AIRMATIC DC*) 56.2 in (1428 mm)
(optional on E320; standard on E500)
56.3 in (1430 mm)
Wheelbase
112.4 in (2854 mm)
112.4 in (2854 mm)
Track, front
62.1 in (1577 mm)
62.1 in (1577 mm)
Track, rear
61.8 in (1570 mm)
61.8 in (1570 mm)
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Technical data
Weights
Weights
Roof load max.
220 lb (100 kg)
Trunk load max.
220 lb (100 kg)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Capacities
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match. Therefore use only
brands tested and recommended by us.
Please refer to the Factory Approved Service Products Pamphlet, or inquire at your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
E 320
E 500
8.5 US qt (8.0 l)
8.0 US qt (7.5 l)
Recommended engine oils
8.0 US qt (7.5 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Oil1
1.06 US qt (1 l)
1.37 US qt (1.3 l)
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
Power steering
approx. 1.1 US qt (1.0 l)
MB Power Steering Fluid (Pentosin
CHF 11S)
Front wheel hubs
approx. 3.0 oz (85 g) each High temperature roller bearing grease
Brake system
0.64 US qt (0.6 l)
Engine with oil filter
Automatic transmission
Rear axle
Cooling system
Fuel tank including a reserve of
Air conditioner system
1
MB part no. 001 989 21 03 10
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E 320
E 500
E 320
E 500
MB Brake Fluid (DOT 4+)
approx. 10.7 US qt (10 l) MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
approx. 11.9 US qt (11.3 l)
21.12 US gal (80.0 l)
2.38 US gal (9.0 l)
Premium unleaded gasoline:
Posted Octane 91 (Avg. of 96
RON/86 MON)
R-134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant oil (never R-12)
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Windshield washer
E 320, E 500 4.8 US qt (4.5 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
Windshield washer and headlamp cleaning
system
E 320, E 500 7.4 US qt (7.0 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
1
Use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S” and water for temperatures above freezing or MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S” and commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze for temperatures below freezing. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 372).
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Engine oils
Engine oil additives
Brake fluid
Engine oils are specifically tested for their
suitability in our engines. Therefore, use
only engine oils recommended by
Mercedes-Benz. Information on recommended brands is available in the Factory
Approved Service Products Pamphlet, or at
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Do not blend oil additives with engine oil.
They may be harmful to the engine operation.
Please follow FSS recommendations for
scheduled oil changes. Failure to do so
could result in engine damage not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Air conditioner refrigerant
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.
Damage or malfunctions resulting from
blending oil additives are not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
R-134a (HFC) refrigerant and special PAG
lubricating oil is used in the air conditioner
system.
Never use R-12 (CFC) or mineral-based lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the
system will occur.
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Therefore, the brake fluid must be replaced every two years, preferably in the
spring.
Only brake fluid approved by
Mercedes-Benz is recommended. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will provide you with additional information.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Premium unleaded gasoline
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To maintain the engine’s durability and
performance, premium unleaded gasoline must be used. If premium unleaded
gasoline is not available and low octane
fuel is used, follow these precautions:
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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
Fuel requirements
Gasoline additives
Use only premium unleaded gasoline
meeting ASTM standard D 439:
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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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 is not to 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.
These blends must also meet all other fuel
requirements, such as resistance to spark
knock, boiling range, vapor pressure, etc.
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
Do not blend any specific fuel additives
with fuel. This only results in unnecessary
costs and may be harmful to the engine operation.
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Damage or malfunctions resulting from
poor fuel quality or from blending specific
fuel additives are not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Coolants
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze, which provides:
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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 -22°F (-30°C) and corrosion protection.
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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. You should have it replaced every
15 years or 150 000 miles (250 000 km),
whichever comes first.
Coolant system design and coolant used
stipulate the replacement interval. The
above replacement interval is only applicable if MB 325.0 anticorrosion/antifreeze
solution or other Mercedes-Benz approved
products of equal specification (see Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet)
are used to renew the coolant concentration or bring it back up to the proper level.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 45% anticorrosion/antifreeze [equivalent to freeze
protection to 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
Anticorrosion/Antifreeze should be used
to bring it up to the proper level (have cooling system checked for signs of leakage).
The water in the cooling system must meet
minimum requirements, which are usually
satisfied by normal drinking water. If you
are not sure about the water quality, consult your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
Your vehicle contains a number of aluminum parts. The use of aluminum components in motor vehicle engines
necessitates that anticorrosion/antifreeze
coolant used in such engines be specifically formulated to protect the aluminum
parts. (Failure to use such anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant will result in a significantly shortened service life.)
Therefore, the following product is strongly
recommended for use in your vehicle:
Mercedes-Benz 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze Agent.
Before the start of the winter season (or
once a year in hot southern regions), you
should have the anticorrosion/antifreeze
concentration checked. The coolant is also
regularly checked each time you bring your
vehicle to your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for service.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity
Model
Approx. freeze protection
– 35°F (– 37°C)
– 49°F (– 45°C)
E 320
5.3 US qt (5.0 l)
5.9 US qt (5.5 l)
E 500
6.0 US qt (5.65 l)
6.6 US qt (6.2 l)
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Windshield and headlamp washer
system
Both the windshield and headlamp washer
systems are supplied from the windshield
washer fluid reservoir.
The washer fluid reservoir has a capacity of
approx.:
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7.4 US qt. (7 l) in vehicles with a headlamp cleaning system* or heated reservoir
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4.8 US qt. (4.5 l) in vehicles without a
headlamp cleaning system
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Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate and water (or concentrate and commercially available
premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient temperatures).
Windshield and headlamp washer fluid
mixing ratio
For temperatures above freezing, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate "S"
and water:
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Warning
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Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/antifreeze
on hot engine parts, because it may burn.
You can be seriously burned.
1 part "S" to 100 parts water
[40 ml "S" to 1 gallon (4 liters) water].
For temperatures below freezing 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
[40 ml "S" to 1 gallon (4 liters) solvent].
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Technical data
Consumer information
Consumer information
The following text is published as required
of all manufacturers of passenger cars under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the "National
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of
1966".
Uniform tire quality grading
Quality grades can be found, where applicable, on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For
example:
Tread wear
Traction
Temperature
200
AA
A
All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to
these grades.
Tread wear
Traction
The tread wear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when
tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1½) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The
relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly
from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning
G
The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
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Technical data
Consumer information
Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden
tire failure. Grade C corresponds to a level
of performance which all passenger car
tires must meet under the Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B
and A represent higher levels of performance on the laboratory test wheel than
the minimum required by law.
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Warning
G
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
excessive heat build-up and possible tire
failure.
Technical terms
ABS
(Antilock Brake System)
Prevents the wheels from locking up
during braking so that the vehicle can
continue to be steered.
Alignment bolt
Metal pin with thread. The centering
pin is an aid used when changing a tire
to align the wheel with the wheel hub.
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system
This system detects if a special system
compatible child restraint seat is installed on the front passenger seat. The
system will automatically deactivate
the passenger front airbag when such a
seat is properly installed
(PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp located in the center console
lights up). See your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for availability.
BabySmartTM compatible child seats
Special restraint system for children.
The sensor system for the passenger
seat prevents deployment of the passenger side 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
a 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.
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Technical terms
Control system
The control system is used to call up
vehicle information and to change
component settings. Information and
messages appear in the multifunction
display. The driver uses the buttons on
the multifunction steering wheel to
navigate through the system and to adjust settings.
Cruise control
Driving convenience system for automatically maintaining the vehicle speed
set by the driver.
Distronic*
A driving convenience cruise control
system which helps the driver maintain
a pre-selected speed:
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If there is no vehicle directly ahead,
the system operates in the same
way as conventional ->cruise control.
If a slower moving vehicle is ahead,
Distronic will reduce your vehicle
speed to the extent permitted by reduced throttle and up to 20% braking power to maintain the preset
minimum following distance.
DTR
(->Distronic*)
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Engine number
The number set by the manufacturer
and placed on the cylinder block to
uniquely identify each engine produced.
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.
Technical terms
ETD
(Emergency Tensioning Device)
Device which deploys in certain frontal
and rear collisions exceeding the system's threshold to tighten the seat
belts.
->SRS
GPS
(Global Positioning System)
Satellite-based system for relaying
geographic location information to and
from vehicles equipped with special receivers. Employs CD digital maps for
navigation.
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.
FSS
(Flexible Service System)
Service indicator in the multifunction
display that informs the driver when
the next vehicle maintenance service is
due.
Instrument cluster
The displays and indicator/warning
lamps in the driver’s field of vision, including the tachometer, speedometer
and fuel gauge.
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.
Gear range
Number of gears which are available to
the automatic transmission for shifting.
The automatic gear shifting process
can be adapted to specific operating
conditions using the selector lever.
Memory function*
Used to store three individual seat,
steering wheel and mirror positions for
each key.
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Technical terms
Menu
The control system displays are arranged in menus. Each menu contains
a number of commands for particular
systems. In the Audio menu, for example, you will find the commands
SELECT RADIO STATION or OPERATE CD
PLAYER. Using commands you can directly change the settings for your vehicle.
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.
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Multifunction display
The display field in the instrument cluster used to present information provided by the control system.
Multifunction steering wheel
Steering wheel with buttons for operating the control system.
Overspeed range
Engine speeds within the red marking
of the tachometer dial. Avoid this engine speed range, as it may result in serious engine damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
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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Axle shafts/axles
Program mode selector switch
Used to switch the automatic transmission between standard operation S and
winter operation W.
Remote Vehicle Diagnostics
Transmission of vehicle data and current location to the Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Center for subscribers to the Tele Aid service.
Technical terms
Restraint systems
Seat belts, belt tensioners, airbags and
child restraint systems. As independent systems, their protective functions complement one another.
RON
(Research Octane Number)
The Research Octane Number for gasoline as determined by a standardized
method. It is an indication of a gasoline's ability to resist undesired detonation (knocking). The average of both
the ->MON (Motor Octane Number)
and RON (Research Octane Number) is
posted at the pump, also known as
ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
SBC
(Sensotronic Brake Control)
Electronically controlled hydraulic
braking system for increased braking
safety and comfort.
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.
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 providing 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 a tire designation; indicates the
speed range for which a tire is approved.
Traction
Force exerted by the vehicle on the
road via the tires.
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Vehicle level control
The ground clearance of the vehicle is
automatically controlled according to a
selected setting and speed.The driver
can set the ground clearance manually
for example on very rough roads.
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VIN
(Vehicle Identification Number)
The number set by the manufacturer
and placed on the body to uniquely
identify each vehicle produced.
Voice recognition system*
Voice control system for car phones,
portable cell phones and audio systems (radio, CD, etc.).
Index
A
ABS 73, 375
Malfunction indicator lamp 289
Messages in display 296
Warning lamp 289
Accelerator position, automatic
transmission 156
Accident
In case of 49
Activating
Air conditioning (cooling) 170, 181
Air recirculation mode 168, 178
Anti-theft alarm system 82
Automatic climate control 174
Central locking (control system) 142
Charcoal filter 180
Climate control 164
Defrost 167
Distance warning function* 206
Distronic* 202
Easy-entry/exit feature* 143
ESP 77
Exterior headlamps 46
Exterior lamps 113
Hazard warning flasher 115
Headlamps 46
High beams 115
Ignition 31
Ignition with KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button 33
Immobilizer 52, 81
Rear fog lamp 113
Rear window defroster 169, 180
Residual heat 171, 182
Tow-away alarm 83
Windshield wipers 47
Adjustable air outlets, rear passenger
compartment 182
Adjusting 34
Air distribution 166, 177
Air volume 166, 177
Backrest tilt 36
Exterior rear view mirror 39
Head restraint height 36
Head restraint tilt 36
Inside rear view mirror 38
Instrument cluster illumination 118
Mirrors 38
Multicontour seat* 104
Seat cushion depth 105
Seat cushion tilt 36
Seat fore and aft adjustment 35
Seat height 35
Seats 34
Steering column height 38
Steering column length 38
Steering wheel 37
Air conditioner (cooling)
Turning off 170, 181
Turning on 170, 181
Air distribution
Adjusting 166, 177
Air outlets, rear passenger compartment
Adjustable 182
Air recirculation mode 167, 178
Activating 168, 178
Deactivating 168, 179
Air volume
Adjusting 166, 177
Airbags 57
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 67, 375
Children 58
Front 60
Passenger 60
Safety guidelines 59
Side impact 61
Window curtain 61
381
Index
AIRMATIC DC (Dual Control) 209
Alarm
Audible 72, 82
Canceling 82
Visual 82
Alarm system
Anti-theft 82
Alignment bolt (vehicle tool kit) 340, 375
Antiglare
Automatic 157
Antilock brake system (ABS) 375
Anti-theft alarm system
Arming 82
Canceling alarm 82
Disarming 82
Anti-theft systems 81
Anti-theft alarm system 82
Immobilizer 81
Tow-away alarm 82
Ashtray 231
AUDIO menu 126
Selecting radio station 127
Automatic antiglare for rear view
mirror 157
382
Automatic central locking
Activating/deactivating (control
system) 142
Automatic climate control
Temperature sensor 27
Automatic climate control* 172
Adjusting air distribution 177
Adjusting air volume 166, 177
Air recirculation mode 178
Defrosting 178
Rear window defroster 169, 180
Residual heat utilization 182
Residual ventilation 182
Setting the temperature 176
Automatic headlamp mode 113
Automatic lighting control
Activating 116
Deactivating 116
Automatic locking when driving 99
Automatic transmission 151
Accelerator position 156
Emergency operation (Limp Home
Mode) 156
Gear ranges 153
Gear selector lever position 154
Gear shifting malfunctions 156
Kickdown 156
One-touch gearshifting 152
Program mode selector switch 155
Selector lever position 151
Starting the engine 43
Winter program mode 155
B
BabySmartTM
Compatible child seats 375
Self-test 68
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 67, 375
Backrest
Folding forward 220
Folding rearward 221
BAS 74, 375
Messages in display 297, 298
Batteries, SmartKey
Changing 329
Check lamp 87
Checking 88
Index
Batteries, vehicle
Charging 344
Disconnecting 344
Messages in display 303, 304
Reconnecting 345
Removing 344
Service 343
Battery discharged
Jump starting 346
Bi-Xenon headlamps* 375
Blocking
Rear window operation 71
Brake assist system (BAS) 375
Brake pads
Message in display 305
Brakes
Warning lamp 291
Bulbs, replacing
Front lamps 332, 334
High beam bulb (Bi-Xenon* headlamps
only) 334
License plate lamps 336
Parking lamps 335
Standing lamps 335
Tail lamp assemblies 336
C
CAC (Customer Assistance Center) 375
Calling up
Distronic* settings 128
Range (distance to empty) 147
CAN system 375
Cargo area see Trunk 88
Cargo tie-down rings 225
Cassette player
Operating 128
CD player*
Operating 127, 128
Center console
Lower part 26
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp 294
Upper part 25
Centigrade
Setting temperature units 134
Central locking
Automatic 99
From inside 100
Switch 100
Switching on/off (control
system) 142
Unlocking from inside 100
Central locking switch 100
Changing
Batteries (SmartKey) 329
Key setting 143
Vehicle level 210
Charcoal filter 180
Charging
Vehicle batteries 344
Child safety 65
Airbags 58
Infant and child restraint systems 61,
65
Child safety switch see Blocking of rear
window operation 71
Cigarette lighter 232
Cleaning
Headlamps 158
Parktronic* system sensor 284
Windshield 48
Cleaning and care of the vehicle
Distronic system sensor 283
MB Tex upholstery 285
Climate control 162
Adjusting 166
Defrosting 167
Setting the temperature 165
383
Index
Clock 137
Closing
Glove box 226
Side windows 184
Side windows with KEYLESS-GO* 92
Sliding/pop-up roof* 187
Sliding/pop-up roof* with
KEYLESS-GO* 92
Sliding/pop-up roof* with
SmartKey 188, 192
Trunk lid 96
Windows 184
Windows with SmartKey 185
Cockpit 20, 375
COMAND* see separate operating instructions
Combination switch 115
High beam flasher 47
Turn signals 46
Windshield wipers 47
Consumer information 373
Control system 121, 376
AUDIO menu 126
Convenience submenu 143
Display digital speedometer 126
Distronic* menu 128
384
Functions 125
Instrument cluster submenu 134,
136
Lighting submenu 138
Malfunction memory menu 129
Menus 124, 125, 378
Multifunction display 121
Multifunction steering wheel 122
Selecting radio system 127
Settings menu 130
Standard display menu 126
Submenus 123, 125
TEL* menu 147
Trip computer menu 145
Vehicle submenu 142
Convenience submenu 143
Activating easy-entry/exit
feature* 143
Setting key dependency 144
Setting parking position for exterior
rear view mirror 144
Coolant
Messages in display 311, 312
Temperature display 119
Warning lamp 292, 311
Cruise control 194, 376
Canceling 195
Driving downhill 195
Driving uphill 195
Fine adjustment 196
Lever 201
Saving current speed 195
Setting speeds 196
Cruise control lever 194
Customer Assistance Center (CAC) 375
D
Daytime running lamp mode 114
Setting 139
Deactivating
Air conditioner 170
Air recirculation mode 168, 179, 180
Alarm 82
Anti-theft alarm system 82
Automatic climate control 169, 174
Central locking (control system) 142
Climate control 164
Cruise control 195
Defrost 167, 178
Distance warning function* 206
Distronic* 204
Engine with KEYLESS-GO* 53
Engine with the key 52
Index
ESP 76
Exterior lamps 113
Hazard warning flasher 115
Headlamps 51
Immobilizer 81
Interior lighting delayed
switch-off 141
Rear window defroster 169, 180
Residual heat 171
Tow-away alarm 83
Deceleration
With Distronic* 200
Defogging
Windshield 166, 177
Defrosting 167, 178
Delayed switch-off
Interior lighting 141
Dialing
A number (telephone) 149
Difficulties
While driving see Problems while
driving 48
With starting 44
Digital speedometer 126
Discharged battery
Jump starting 346
Display
Selecting 135, 136
Displays
Digital speedometer 126
Distronic* 199
Messages 264
Selecting 135
Service indicator 275
Showing malfunctions 130
Distance
Decreasing in Distronic* 205
Increasing in Distronic* 205
Warning function 205
Distance to empty (range)
Calling up 145
Distance warning function* 205
Activating 206
Deactivating 206
DTR* warning lamp 205
Intermittent warning sound 205
Symbol in multifunction display 129
Distronic* 197, 376
Activated 201
Activating 202
Calling up settings 128, 200
Cleaning sensors 283
Cover 283
Cruise control lever 201
Deactivated 201
Deactivating 204
Deceleration 200
Decreasing distance 205
Displays in the speedometer dial 199
Distance warning function 205
Driving hints 206
Fine adjustment 203
Increasing distance 205
Intermittent signal tone 199
Menu 200
Messages in display 300
Resetting stored speed 203
Setting a higher speed 202
Setting a slower speed 203
Setting the current speed 202
Setting the following distance in
Distronic 204
Warning and indicator lamps 199
Door entry lamps 117
Door unlock
With Tele Aid* 241
385
Index
Doors
Message in display 323
Opening from inside vehicle 93
Opening from outside 87, 91
Downhill driving
Cruise control 195
Downshifting 152
Driving
General instructions 40
Problems 48
Safety systems 73
With Distronic* 206
Driving hints
SBC brake system 79
Driving safety systems
ABS 73
BAS 74
ESP 75, 376
SBC brake system 77
Driving systems 194
AIRMATIC DC 209
Cruise control 194
Distronic* 197
Driving safety systems 73
Vehicle level control 209
DTR see Distronic* 376
386
Dual control
AIRMATIC DC
209
E
Easy-entry/exit
Message in display 310
Easy-entry/exit feature* 102
Activating 143
Interrupting movement 102, 143
Electrical fuses 352
Electrical system 363
Electronic Stability Program see ESP 75,
376
Emergency call system* 235
Emergency calls
Initiating an emergency call 237
With Tele Aid* 236
Emergency operation (Limp Home
Mode) 156
Emergency operations
Releasing trunk lid from inside 97
Remote door unlock 241
Sliding/pop-up roof* or panorama sliding/pop-up roof* 331
Unlocking the vehicle 327
Emergency tensioning device 377
Emergency tensioning device see
ETD 377
Ending
A call (telephone) 149
Engine 360
Starting 43
Starting with KEYLESS-GO* 44
Starting with the key 44
Turning off with the key 52
Engine number 376
Engine oil
Adding 263
Additives 368
Checking level 262
Display messages 299, 300
Filler neck 263
Messages in display 264, 300
Viscosity 376
ESP 75, 376
Switching off 76
Switching on 77
Warning lamp 288
ETD 377
Safety guidelines 59
Exterior lamp switch 112
Index
Exterior rear view mirrors
Adjusting 39
Parking position for 144
F
Fahrenheit
Setting temperature units 134
Fastening the seat belts 40
Fine adjustment
Cruise control 196
Distronic* 203
First aid kit 324
Flat tire 338
Spare wheel 338
Flexible Service System (FSS) 275, 377
Fog lamp, rear 114
Fog lamps, front 114
Messages in display 316
Replacing bulbs 332
Switching on 114
Front airbags 60
Front lamps 332
Messages in display 313
Replacing bulbs 334
Switching on 112
Front seat head restraints
Power seat 103
Front seats
Heater* 107
FSS (Flexible Service System) 275, 377
Fuel 260
Premium unleaded gasoline 260
Fuel consumption statistics
After start 146
Since last reset 146
Fuel filler flap 259
Locking 259
Unlocking 259
Fuel reserve tank
Message in display 313, 323
Fuel tank
Filler flap 259
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc. 366
Functions (control system) 125
Resetting 131
Fuse chart 353
Fuses 352
Fuse chart 353
Fuse extractor 353
Spare fuses 353
G
Garage door opener 27, 243
Erasing in remote control 246
Integrated remote control 244
Rolling code programming 245
Gasoline see Fuel 260
Gear range 377
Automatic transmission 153
Limiting 153
Shifting into optimal 152
Gear range limit
Canceling 152
Gear selector lever
Position 154
Global
Locking 87
Locking with KEYLESS-GO* 91
Unlocking 87
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO* 91
Global Positioning System (GPS) 377
Glove box 226
Closing 226
Opening 226
Good visibility 157
GPS 377
GPS see COMAND* 243
387
Index
Grarage door opener 27
H
Hand-held transmitter
Programming integrated remote
control 244
Hazard warning flasher 115
Switching off 115
Switching on 115
Head restraints 103
Headlamps
Automatic control 113
Bi-Xenon 375
Cleaning system* 158
Switching off 51
Switching on 46
Heated seats* 107
Height adjustment
Head restraints 36
Steering wheel 37
Vehicle level 209
High beam flasher 47, 115
High beam headlamps 332
Messages in display 316
Switching on 115
388
Hood 261
Closing 261
Message in display
Opening 261
313
I
Identification labels 358
Ignition 31, 33
Switching on 44
Immobilizer 81
Activating 81
Deactivating 81
Indicator lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Infant and child restraint systems 65
Info services 242
Information
About service and warranty 10
Button for Tele Aid* 239
Inside rear view mirror
Adjusting 38
Instrument 22
Instrument cluster 118, 377
Coolant temperature display 119
Illumination 118
Multifunction display 121
Outside temperature indicator 120
Selecting language 135
Instrument lighting 118, 119
Integrated remote control
Canadian programming 245
Erasing memory 246
Hand-held transmitter 244
Operating 246
Rolling code programming 245
Interior lighting 116
Activating automatic control 116
Deactivating automatic control 116
Delayed switch-off 141
Manual operation 116
Interior storage spaces 226
Glove box 226
J
Jump starting
346
K
Key (SmartKey)
Changing the batteries 329
Key dependency memory
Settings 144
Key positions in starter switch 31
Key, electronic
Messages in display 323
Index
Key, Mechanical 327
Key, SmartKey
Battery check lamp 87
Checking the batteries 88
Factory setting 87
Global locking 87
Global unlocking 87
Loss of 89
Positions in starter switch 31
Remote controls 86
Restoring to factory setting 87
Selective setting 87
Starting the engine 44
Turning off the engine 52
Unlocking the trunk lid 88
Unlocking with 30
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Turning off the engine 53
KEYLESS-GO*
Activating ignition with 33
Closing side windows 92
Closing sliding/pop-up roof* 92
Factory setting 91
Global locking 91
Global unlocking 91
Important notes 90
Locking the vehicle 92
Remote controls 89
Starting the engine 44
Turning off engine 53
Unlocking with 32
Unlocking, trunk lid 92
KEYLESS-GO* card
Messages in display 309
Keys 86
Kickdown 156, 377
Kilometers/miles in speedometer 134
Km/h or mph in speedometer 134
L
Lamp bulbs, exterior 332
Lamps, exterior
Front 332
Light sensor 313
Messages in display 313–??
Replacing bulbs for rear 333, 336
Lamps, indicator and warning
ABS 289
Airbag Off 61
Battery (SmartKey) 87
Brakes 291
Coolant 292
DTR* 199
ESP 288
SBC 77
Seat belts 293
SRS 56
Language
Multifunction display 135
Setting 135
Layout of poly-V-belt drive 359
Level control system
AIRMATIC DC 209
Lever
Cruise control 201
License plate lamps 333
Messages in display 316
Replacing bulbs 336
Light sensor 313
Lighter see Cigarette lighter 232
Lighting 112
Automatic headlamp mode 113
Combination switch 115
Daytime running lamp mode 114
Door entry lamps 117
Exterior lamp switch 112
Front fog lamps 114
High beams 115
Instrument cluster illumination 118
389
Index
Instruments 118, 119
Interior 116
Locator lighting 114
Low beam 112
Manual headlamp mode 113
Night security illumination 114
Parking lamps 112
Rear fog lamp 114
Settings (control system) 138
Trunk lamp 117
Limiting the gear range 153
Limp Home Mode 156
Loading 216
Cargo tie-down rings 225
Instructions 224
Roof rack 216
Ski sack* 216
Split rear bench seat 219
Locator lighting 114
Setting 139
Lock button 377
Door handle (KEYLESS-GO*) 53
Locking 50, 86
Automatic while driving 99
Centrally from inside 100
Fuel filler flap 259
390
Global with KEYLESS-GO* 91
Global, SmartKey 87
Separately the trunk 98
Vehicle with KEYLESS-GO* 92
Loss of keys 89, 93
Low beam headlamps 332
Messages in display 313
M
Main Dimensions 364
Maintenance 12
Malfunction
Displaying 130
Malfunction memory 129
Calling up 129
Clearing 130
Manual headlamp mode 113
Manual operations
Interior lighting control 116
Locking the trunk 98
Unlocking the driver’s door 327
MB Tex upholstery
Cleaning 285
Mechanical key 327
Memory function 109, 377
Recalling positions from
memory 110
Storing exterior rear view mirror parking positions 111
Storing key dependent settings 110
Menus 124
AUDIO 126
Control system 378
Distronic* 128, 200
In control system 124, 125
Malfunction memory 129
Settings menu 130
Standard display 126
Submenus 123
TEL* 147
Trip computer 145
Miles/kilometers in speedometer
Setting 134
Mirrors
Adjusting 38
Automatic antiglare for rear view
mirror 157
Automatic antiglare* for inside
mirror 157
Exterior rear view mirror 39
Exterior rear view mirror parking
positions 144, 158
Inside rear view mirror 38
Index
Storing exterior mirror parking
position 111
MON 260
MON (Motor Octane Number) 378
Mph or km/h in speedometer 134
Multicontour seat* 104
Multifunction display 121, 378
Selecting language 135
Standard display 125
Multifunction display messages
ABS 296
BAS 297, 298
Batteries 303, 304
Brake pads 305
Coolant 311, 312
Coolant level 311
Distronic* 300
Doors 323
Easy-entry/exit feature 310
Engine oil level 300
Fuel reserve tank 313, 323
Hood 313
Key 313, 323
KEYLESS-GO* card 309
Lamps 313–??
Parking brake 310
SBC brake system 305, 306
Seat belts 310
Steering gear oil level 318
Telephone* 309
Trunk lid 310
Washer fluid 311
Multifunction steering wheel 24, 122,
378
Buttons 122
N
Network provider 148
Night security illumination
114
O
Occupant safety 56
Airbags 57
Children and airbags 58
Children in the vehicle 65
Fastening the seat belt 40
Infant and child restraint systems 65
Seat belts 40, 59
Oil
Viscosity 376
One-touch gearshifting 152
Canceling gear range limit 152
Downshifting 152
Upshifting 152
Opening 331
Ashtray 231
Doors from the inside 93
Glove box 226
Side windows 184
Sliding/pop-up roof* 187
Sliding/pop-up roof* with
SmartKey 188, 192
Trunk 88, 96
Trunk from the inside 94
Windows 184
Windows with SmartKey 185
Operating
Cassette player 128
CD player* 127, 128
Garage door opener 246
Integrated remote control 246
Radio 127
Safety 16
Telephone* 147
Vehicle outside the USA and
Canada 13
Operating safety 16
Operator’s Manual 10
Outside temperature indicator 120
391
Index
Overhead control panel 27
Garage door opener 243
Overspeed range 378
P
Panic alarm 72
Panic button on SmartKey 72
Parking 50
Parking brake 45, 50
Engaging 50
Message in display 310
Releasing 45
Parking lamps 332
Replacing the bulbs 335
Switching on 112
Parking position
Exterior rear view mirrors 111, 144,
158
Parktronic*
Sensor 284
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF indicator
lamp 294
Passenger compartment
Inside rear view mirror 38
Interior lighting 116
Passenger safety see Occupant
safety 56
392
Phone book*
Loading 149
Quick search 149
Phone number*
Dialing 149
Redialing 149
Poly-V-belt drive 378
Positions (Memory function)
Recalling from memory 110
Positions (Memory function*)
Storing into memory 110
Power seat
Adjusting backrest tilt 36
Adjusting head restraint height 36
Adjusting head restraint tilt 36
Adjusting seat cushion tilt 36
Adjusting seat height 35
Memory function 109
Removing/installing head
restraints 103
Seat fore and aft adjustment 35
Power train 378
Power windows 184
Blocking of rear window operation 71
Side windows 184
Synchronizing 186
Practical hints
Lamp in center console 294
Problems
While driving 48
With vehicle 17
Product information 9
Program mode selector switch 378
Automatic transmission 155
Q
Quick search
Phone book*
149
R
Radio
Selecting stations 127
Range (distance to empty)
Calling up 147
Rear bench seat
Foldable 219
Rear fog lamp
Switching on 114
Rear lamps see Tail lamps
Rear passenger compartment
Adjustable air outlets 182
Rear seat head restraints
Folding back with switch 104
Index
Placing upright 104
Rear seats 103
Rear seats
Rear seat head restraints 103
Rear view mirror automatic antiglare 157
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window
Blocking operation 71
Rear window defroster 169, 180
Rear window sunshade* 160, 161
Regular driving style 212
Remote controls
Integrated 244
SmartKey 86
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 89
Remote door unlock
With Tele Aid* 241
Remote Vehicle Diagnostics 378
Removing
Ski sack 219
Replacing
Bulbs 332
Front lamp bulbs 334
Fuses 353
High beam bulb (Bi-Xenon* headlamps
only) 334
License plate lamp bulbs 336
Rear lamp bulbs 333, 336
Wiper blades 337
Reporting
Safety defects 18
Reset knob in the instrument cluster 131
Resetting
All functions (control system) 131
All functions of a submenu 131
Fuel consumption 146
Service indicator (FSS) 276, 278,
279
Stored speed in Distronic* 203
Trip odometer 119
Residual heat utilization 171, 182
Residual ventilation 171, 182
Restraint system see Infant and child restraint systems 65
Rims and Tires 361
Roadside assistance 12
Rolling code programming 245
RON (Research Octane Number) 260,
379
Roof rack 216
S
Safety
Occupant 56
Safety belts see Seat belts 40
Safety defects
Reporting 18
Safety systems
Driving 73
Saving current speed 195
SBC 77
SBC brake system 379
Activation 78
Deactivation 79
Driving hints 79
Messages in display 305, 306
Self-check 79
Warning lamp 77
Seat belt force limiter 64
Seat belts 61
Fastening 40
Message in display 310
Proper use of 42, 63
Safety guidelines 59
Warning lamp 293
Seat cushion depth
Adjusting 105
Seats 102
Adjusting 34
393
Index
Easy entry/exit feature* 102
Heater* 107
Multicontour seat 104
Split rear bench seat 219
Ventilation 108
Securing cargo
Cargo tie-down rings 225
Selecting
Display 135
Selecting display 136
Selector lever
Lock 43
Position 151
Self-test
BabySmartTM airbag deactivation
system 68
Tele Aid* 235
Service
Batteries 343
Calling up the service indicator 276
Overdue 276
When due 275
Service and warranty information 10
Service indicator 275
Clearing 275
Service System see FSS 275
394
Setting
Convenience functions 132, 143
Cruise control 195
Daytime running lamp mode 139
Exterior rear view mirror parking
position 111
Higher speed in cruise control 196
Higher speed in Distronic* 202
Hours (clock) 137
Individual vehicle settings 130
Instrument lighting 118, 119
Interior lighting delayed
switch-off 141
Key dependent memory 144
Lamps and lighting (control
system) 138
Language, multifunction display 135
Locator lighting 139
Lower speed in cruise control 196
Lower speed in Distronic* 203
Miles/kilometers in
speedometer 134
Minutes (clock) 137, 138
Parking position for exterior rear view
mirrors 144
Slower speed in cruise control 196
Slower speed in Distronic* 203
Speed in cruise control 196
Speed in Distronic* 202
Speedometer display mode 134
Temperature (interior) 165, 176
Temperature indicator 134
Tire inflation pressure 136
Units
Speedometer 134
Temperature 134
Tire inflation pressure 136
Vehicle level control 209
Settings
Calling up Distronic* 128, 200
Convenience functions 143
Factory, KEYLESS-GO* 91
Factory, SmartKey 87
Individual (SmartKey) 144
Lighting (control system) 138
Menus and submenus 123
Resetting all (control system) 131
Resetting in the submenu 131
Selective 87
Settings menu
Functions in 130
Individual vehicle settings 130
Index
Submenus 131
Shift lock 379
Shifting
Gear selector lever positions 154
Into optimal gear range (automatic
transmission) 152
Side impact airbags 61
Side marker lamps 332, 336
Side windows
Automatic opening 184
Closing 184, 185
Closing with KEYLESS-GO* 92
Closing with SmartKey 185
Opening 184, 185
Opening fully 184
Opening with SmartKey 185
Stopping 185
Synchronizing power windows 186
Signal strength (telephone*) 148
Simultaneous wiping and washing
Windshield wipers 48
Single wipe 48
Ski sack* 216
Removing 219
Unfolding and loading 216
Unloading and folding 218
Sliding/pop-up roof* 187
Closing 187
Closing with KEYLESS-GO* 92
Closing with SmartKey 188, 192
Opening 187
Opening with SmartKey 188, 192
Stopping 188
Synchronizing 189
Sliding/pop-up roof* or panorama sliding/pop-up roof*
Emergency operations 331
SmartKey
Locking and unlocking 86
Opening and closing the sliding/pop-up roof* with 188, 192
Opening and closing windows
with 185
Unlocking with 30
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Global locking and unlocking 91
Locking the vehicle 92
Loss of 93
Remote controls 89
Unlocking with 32
Snow chains 274
Spare fuses 353
Spare parts service 356
Spare wheel 324
Speed
Resetting stored speed in
Distronic* 203
Saving current 195
Speed settings
Cruise control 196
Distronic* 202, 203
Speedometer
Displaying gear range 153
Displays 199
Settings units 134
Speedometer display mode
Selecting 134
Split rear bench seat 219
Sporty driving style 212
SRS 63, 379
Indicator lamp 290
Standing lamps 112
Replacing bulbs 335
Starter switch 31
Positions 31
Starting difficulties 44
Starting position 31
Starting the engine 43
395
Index
Steering column
Height adjustment 38
Length adjustment 38
Steering gear oil
Message in display 318
Steering wheel
Adjusting 37
Electrical adjustment 38
Height adjustment 38
Stolen vehicle
Tracking services 242
Stopping
Sliding/pop-up roof* 188
Windows 185
Storage compartments
Glove box 226
Storing (Memory function*)
Positions into memory 110
Submenus
Convenience 143
For settings 123
In control system 125
Instrument cluster 134, 136
Lighting 138
Resetting functions in Control
system 131
396
Selecting 131
Settings menu 131
Vehicle 142
Sun visors 158
Supplemental Restraint System
(SRS) 379
Suspension tuning
For regular driving style 212
For sporty driving style 212
Switching off
Automatic central locking (control
system) 142
Engine 51
ESP 76
Hazard warning flasher 115
Headlamps 51
Switching on
Automatic central locking (control
system) 142
ESP 77
Front fog lamps 114
Hazard warning flasher 115
Headlamps 46
High beams 115
Rear fog lamp 114
Windshield wipers 47
Symbol (Distronic*)
Distance warning function* 129
Synchronizing
Power windows 186
Sliding/pop-up roof* 189
T
Tachometer 120
Overspeed range 120
Tail lamps 333, 336
Tele Aid System 379
Tele Aid* 234
Emergency calls 236
Info services 242
Information 239
Initiating an emergency call
manually 237
Remote door unlock 241
Roadside assistance 238
SOS button 237
Stolen vehicle tracking services
System self-check 235
Tele Aid System 235
Upgrade signals 240
Telematics* 379
Telephone* 24, 233
Answering a call 148
242
Index
Dialing a number from the phone
book 149
Ending a call 149
Loading phone book* 149
Messages in display 309
Operating 147
Redialing 149
Temperature
Display mode 134
Sensor 27
Setting interior temperature 165,
176
Setting units in display 134
Tie-down rings (trunk) 225
Tightening torque 342, 379
Time
Setting hours 137
Setting minutes 137, 138
Tire inflation pressure
Setting units 136
Tire speed rating 379
Tires 373
Tools 326
Tow-away alarm 82
Arming 82
Disarming 82
Disarming for transport 82
Towing eye bolt (vehicle tool kit)
Installing 350
Towing the vehicle 348
Tracking services
For stolen vehicle 242
Traction 155, 379
Trip computer 145
Trip odometer
Resetting 119
Trunk
Closing the lid 96
Lamp 117
Lock button, KEYLESS-GO* 92
Message in display 310
Opening 88, 96
Opening from inside vehicle 94
Separately locking 98
Tie-down rings 225
Trunk lid emergency release 97
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO* 92
Trunk lid
Closing 96
Turn signals 46
Additional in mirrors 332
Front bulbs 332
Turning off
Engine 51
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Units
Setting speedometer units 134
Setting temperature units 134
Setting tire inflation pressure
units 136
Unlocking 30, 86, 327
Centrally from inside 100
Driver’s door in an emergency 327
Fuel filler flap 259
Global 87
Global with KEYLESS-GO* 91
Selective settings 87
Trunk lid with KEYLESS-GO* 92
Vehicle in an emergency 241
With KEYLESS-GO* 32
With the SmartKey 30
Upgrade signals
Tele Aid* 240
Uphill driving
Cruise control 195
Upshifting 152
Useful features 226
Ashtrays 231
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Index
Cigarette lighter 232
Garage door opener 243
Tele Aid* 234
Telephone* 233
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Vehicle
Individual settings 130, 132
Proper use of 16
Towing 348
Vehicle care
Parktronic* system sensor 284
Vehicle level
Changing 210
Setting 210
Automatic 210
Manual 210
Vehicle level control system
AIRMATIC DC 209
Vehicle tool kit 326
VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) 380
Voice recognition system* 380
398
W
Warning lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Warning sounds
Distance warning function* 205
Distronic* 199
Drivers seat belts 61
Parking brake 45
Warranty coverage 357
Weights 365
Wheel change 338
Tightening torque 342
Window curtain airbags 61
Windshield
Defogging 166, 177
Windshield washer fluid
Message in display 311
Wiping with 48
Windshield wipers 47
Fast wiper speed 47
Intermittent wiping 47
Replacing wiper blades 337
Single wipe 48
Switching on 47
Wiping with windshield washer
fluid 48
Winter driving
Block heater 274
Snow chains 274
Tires 273
Transmission program mode 155
Wiping
And washing simultaneously 48
Interval 47
With windshield washer fluid 48
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Xenon headlamps
Bi-Xenon 375
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 Center.
If your are interested in obtaining service literature for your vehicle, please contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz 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 any question about carrying out some service, turn to the advice of an authorized Mercedes-Benz 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. P00.01-2282-31
Press time 07/04/02
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Printed in Germany