Mercedes-Benz 2006 C 350 Operator`s manual

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Order No. 6515 0160 13 Part No. 203 584 57 71 USA Edition A 2006
Operator’s Manual C-Class Sedan
Operator’s Manual
C-Class Sedan
C 230
C 230 Sport
C 280
C 280 4MATIC
C 350
C 350 4MATIC
C 350 Sport
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We extend our best wishes for many miles
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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
Vehicle data recording......................... 19
Information regarding electronic
recording devices........................... 19
At a glance .......................................... 21
Cockpit................................................. 22
Instrument cluster ................................ 24
Multifunction steering wheel ................ 26
Center console ..................................... 27
Upper part ...................................... 27
Lower part ...................................... 28
Overhead control panel ........................ 29
Door control panel................................ 30
Getting started ...................................
Unlocking .............................................
Unlocking with the SmartKey .........
Starter switch positions..................
Adjusting ..............................................
Seats ..............................................
Steering wheel................................
Mirrors............................................
Driving..................................................
Fastening the seat belt ...................
Starting the engine .........................
Parking brake .................................
Driving ............................................
Switching on headlamps.................
Turn signals ....................................
Windshield wipers...........................
Problems while driving....................
Parking and locking..............................
Parking brake .................................
Switching off headlamps.................
Turning off engine...........................
Releasing seat belts........................
Locking ...........................................
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Safety and Security ...........................
Occupant safety...................................
Air bags ..........................................
Seat belts .......................................
Active head restraint ......................
Children in the vehicle....................
Blocking of rear door window
operation........................................
Panic alarm* ........................................
Activating .......................................
Deactivating ...................................
Driving safety systems.........................
ABS ................................................
BAS ................................................
ESP® ..............................................
Four wheel electronic traction
system (4MATIC) with the ESP®.....
Anti-theft systems................................
Immobilizer.....................................
Anti-theft alarm system* ................
Tow-away alarm* ...........................
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Controls in detail ............................... 97
Locking and unlocking ......................... 98
SmartKey ....................................... 98
Opening the doors from
the inside ..................................... 102
Opening the trunk ........................ 103
Closing the trunk.......................... 104
Trunk emergency release ............. 105
Valet locking ................................ 106
Automatic central locking ............ 107
Locking and unlocking from
the inside ..................................... 107
Seats ................................................. 109
Front seat active head restraints . 109
Rear seat head restraints ............. 109
Lumbar support*.......................... 112
Multicontour seats*
(Canada only) ............................... 113
Seat heating*............................... 113
Memory function* ............................. 115
Storing positions into memory ..... 116
Recalling positions from memory . 116
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position ........................... 117
Lighting ............................................. 118
Exterior lamp switch .................... 118
Combination switch ..................... 122
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
(C 280, C 350 4MATIC: with
Bi-Xenon* headlamps) ................. 123
Hazard warning flasher ................ 124
Interior lighting ............................ 125
Door entry lamps ......................... 126
Trunk lamp................................... 126
Instrument cluster ............................. 127
Instrument cluster illumination .... 127
Coolant temperature gauge ......... 128
Trip odometer .............................. 128
Tachometer.................................. 129
Outside temperature indicator ..... 129
Control system .................................. 130
Multifunction display.................... 130
Multifunction steering wheel........ 131
Menus .......................................... 133
Standard display menu ................ 135
AUDIO menu ................................ 136
NAV* menu.................................. 138
Vehicle status message memory
menu............................................ 138
Settings menu.............................. 140
Contents
Trip computer menu.....................
TEL menu* ...................................
Manual transmission .........................
Shifting into reverse.....................
Automatic transmission*...................
Gear selector lever position .........
Driving tips...................................
Gear ranges .................................
Automatic shift program ..............
One-touch gearshifting.................
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) ......................
Good visibility ....................................
Headlamp cleaning system* ........
Rear view mirrors.........................
Sun visors ....................................
Rear window sunshade* ..............
Rear window defroster .................
Climate control ..................................
Deactivating the climate control
system .........................................
Operating the climate control
system in automatic mode...........
Setting the temperature...............
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Adjusting air distribution and
volume .......................................... 180
Adjusting air volume ..................... 181
Front defroster.............................. 181
Air recirculation mode .................. 182
Air conditioning............................. 183
Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents....................... 184
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) ..................................... 186
Deactivating the automatic climate
control system .............................. 189
Operating the climate control
system in automatic mode............ 189
Setting the temperature................ 190
Adjusting air distribution............... 190
Adjusting air volume ..................... 191
Front defroster.............................. 191
Maximum cooling MAXCOOL ........ 192
Air recirculation mode .................. 192
Charcoal filter ............................... 194
Air conditioning............................. 196
Residual heat and ventilation........ 197
Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents....................... 197
Audio system...................................... 199
Audio and telephone, operation.... 199
Operating safety ........................... 199
Operating and display elements ... 200
Button and soft key operation ...... 202
Operation...................................... 202
Radio operation ............................ 207
Introduction to satellite radio*
(USA only)..................................... 211
CD mode....................................... 216
GSM network phones ................... 225
TDMA or CDMA network phones .. 231
Emergency calls “911” ................. 237
Power windows .................................. 240
Opening and closing the windows 240
Synchronizing power windows...... 242
Summer opening feature .............. 243
Convenience closing feature......... 243
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* ................ 244
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof........................ 244
Synchronizing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof........................ 246
Driving systems.................................. 247
Cruise control ............................... 247
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Loading ..............................................
Roof rack*....................................
Ski sack* (Canada only) ...............
Split rear bench seat* ..................
Loading instructions.....................
Cargo tie-down rings* ..................
Useful features ..................................
Storage compartments.................
Cup holders..................................
Ashtrays .......................................
Cigarette lighter ...........................
Power outlet.................................
Telephone*...................................
Tele Aid* ......................................
Garage door opener* ...................
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Operation .........................................
The first 1000 miles (1500 km).........
Driving instructions............................
Drive sensibly – save fuel.............
Drinking and driving .....................
Pedals ..........................................
Power assistance .........................
Brakes..........................................
Driving off ....................................
Parking.........................................
Tires .............................................
Hydroplaning................................
Tire traction..................................
Tire speed rating ..........................
Winter driving instructions ...........
Standing water.............................
Passenger compartment ..............
Driving abroad..............................
Control and operation of radio
transmitters .................................
Catalytic converter.......................
Emission control ..........................
Coolant temperature....................
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At the gas station ..............................
Refueling......................................
Check regularly and before
a long trip.....................................
Engine compartment .........................
Hood ............................................
Engine oil .....................................
Transmission fluid level................
Coolant level ................................
Battery .........................................
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*.........
Tires and wheels................................
Important guidelines ....................
Tire care and maintenance...........
Direction of rotation.....................
Loading the vehicle ......................
Recommended tire inflation
pressure.......................................
Checking tire inflation pressure ...
MOExtended system*
(Canada only)...............................
Tire labeling .................................
Load identification .......................
DOT, Tire Identification Number
(TIN) .............................................
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Maximum tire load .......................
Maximum tire inflation pressure ..
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Standards (U.S. vehicles) .............
Tire ply material ...........................
Tire and loading terminology........
Rotating tires ...............................
Winter driving ....................................
Winter tires ..................................
Block heater (Canada only) ..........
Snow chains.................................
Maintenance......................................
Maintenance service indicator
message.......................................
Calling up the maintenance
service indicator display...............
Resetting the maintenance
service indicator...........................
Vehicle care.......................................
Cleaning and care of the vehicle ..
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Practical hints .................................. 349
What to do if … ................................... 350
Lamps in instrument cluster ......... 350
Lamp in center console................. 356
Vehicle status messages in the
multifunction display..................... 358
Where will I find ...? ............................ 383
First aid kit.................................... 383
Vehicle tool kit.............................. 383
Minispare wheel............................ 386
Spare wheel bolts ......................... 388
Unlocking/locking in an emergency... 389
Unlocking the vehicle.................... 389
Locking the vehicle ....................... 390
Fuel filler flap ................................ 391
Manually unlocking the
transmission gear selector lever ... 392
Opening/closing in an emergency ..... 393
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* ........... 393
Resetting activated head restraints.... 394
Resetting activated head
restraints ...................................... 394
Replacing SmartKey batteries ............ 395
SmartKey ...................................... 396
Replacing bulbs .................................. 397
Bulbs............................................. 398
Replacing bulbs for front lamps .... 400
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps ..... 403
Replacing wiper blades ...................... 405
Removing wiper blades................. 405
Installing wiper blades .................. 405
Flat tire............................................... 406
Preparing the vehicle .................... 406
Mounting the Minispare wheel...... 406
MOExtended system* ................... 411
Battery ............................................... 412
Disconnecting the battery ............ 413
Removing the battery ................... 413
Charging and reinstalling the
battery .......................................... 414
Reconnecting the battery ............. 414
Jump starting...................................... 415
Towing the vehicle.............................. 417
Installing towing eye bolt .............. 420
Fuses.................................................. 421
Aids for replacing fuses ................ 421
Main fuse box in passenger
compartment ................................ 422
Fuse box in engine compartment . 422
Fuse box in trunk .......................... 423
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Technical data..................................
Parts service ......................................
Warranty coverage.............................
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet......................
Identification labels............................
Layout of poly-V-belt drive .................
Engine................................................
Rims and Tires ...................................
Same size tires .............................
Mixed size tires ............................
Minispare wheel ...........................
Electrical system................................
Main dimensions................................
Weights..............................................
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Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc. .........
Capacities ....................................
Engine oils....................................
Engine oil additives ......................
Air conditioning refrigerant ..........
Brake fluid....................................
Premium unleaded gasoline .........
Gasoline additives ........................
Fuel requirements ........................
Coolants.......................................
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system* .........................
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Technical terms............................... 449
Index................................................. 455
Introduction
Product information
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Please observe the following in your own
best interest:
We recommend using Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts as well as conversion
parts and accessories explicitly approved
by us for your vehicle model.
We have tested these parts to determine
their reliability, safety and special
suitability for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
We are unable to make an assessment for
other products and therefore cannot be
held responsible for them, even if in individual cases an official approval or authorization by governmental or other agencies
should exist. Use of such parts and accessories could adversely affect the safety,
performance or reliability of your vehicle.
Please do not use them.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts as well as
conversion parts and accessories
approved by us are available at your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center where
you will receive comprehensive information, also on permissible technical modifications, and where proper installation will
be performed.
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Operator’s Manual
This Operator’s Manual contains a great
deal of useful information. We urge you to
read it carefully and familiarize yourself
with the vehicle before driving.
For your own safety and longer service life
of the vehicle, we urge you to follow the instructions and warnings contained in this
manual. Ignoring them could result in damage to the vehicle or personal injury to you
or others. Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Your vehicle may have some or all of the
equipment described in this manual.
Therefore, you may find explanations for
optional equipment not installed in your
vehicle. If you have any questions about
the operation of any equipment, your
authorized Mercedes-Benz 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 Maintenance
Booklet are important documents and
should be kept with the vehicle.
The Service and Warranty Information
Booklet contains detailed information
about the warranties covering your
Mercedes-Benz, including:
Introduction
Operator’s Manual
Important notice for California retail
buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz
automobiles
Under California law you may be entitled to
a replacement of your vehicle or a refund
of the purchase price or lease price, if
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and/or its authorized repair or service facilities fail to fix
one or more substantial defects or malfunctions in the vehicle that are covered by
its express warranty after a reasonable
number of repair attempts. During the period of 18 months from original delivery of
the vehicle or the accumulation of
18000 miles (approximately 29000 km)
on the odometer of the vehicle, whichever
occurs first, a reasonable number of repair
attempts is presumed for a retail buyer or
lessee if one or more of the following
occurs:
(1) the same substantial defect or malfunction results in a condition that is
likely to cause death or serious bodily
injury if the vehicle is driven, that defect or malfunction has been subject to
repair two or more times, and you have
directly notified Mercedes-Benz USA,
LLC in writing of the need for its repair,
(2) the same substantial defect or malfunction of a less serious nature than
category (1) has been subject to repair
four or more times and you have directly notified us in writing of the need for
its repair, or
(3) the vehicle is out of service by reason
of repair of the same or different substantial defects or malfunctions for a
cumulative total of more than
30 calendar days.
Written notification should 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 Maintenance Booklet describes all the
necessary maintenance work which should
be performed at regular intervals.
The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
Program provides factory-trained technical
help in the event of a breakdown. Calls to
the toll-free Roadside Assistance number
If you change your address, be sure to
send in the “Change of Address Notice”
found in the Service and Warranty
Information Booklet, or simply call the
Mercedes-Benz Customer Assistance
Center (in the USA) at
1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or Customer
Service (in Canada) at 1-800-387-0100. It
is in your own interest that we can contact
you should the need arise.
Always have the Maintenance 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)
will be answered by Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Representatives
24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For additional information refer to the
Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
Program Brochure in your vehicle literature
portfolio.
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If you sell your Mercedes, please leave all
literature with the vehicle to make it available to the next operator.
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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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 an 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
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4G 4C9
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Introduction
Where to find it
This Operator’s Manual is designed to provide comprehensive support information
for you, the vehicle operator. Each section
has its own reference color.
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.
Getting started
Operation
Here you will find all the information you
need for your first drive. You should read
this section first if this is your first
Mercedes-Benz vehicle or if you are renting or borrowing this vehicle.
Here you will find all the information you
need for the proper operation of your vehicle.
Practical hints
Safety and Security
Here you will find descriptions of the safety
and security features of your vehicle.
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This section provides fast assistance for
dealing with problems you may encounter.
Indexes
The glossary provides explanations of the
most important technical terms.
The table of contents and the index are designed to help you find information quickly
and easily.
The following publications are part of your
vehicle documentation:
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this Operator’s Manual
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the Maintenance Booklet
Separate operating instructions will be
provided as required depending on the
equipment options installed in your
vehicle.
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Symbols
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Trademarks:
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ESP® is a registered trademark of
DaimlerChrysler.
HomeLink® is a registered trademark
of Prince, a Johnson Controls
Company.
SIRIUS and related marks are trademarks of Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.
The following symbols are found in this
Operator’s Manual:
*
Optional equipment is identified
with an asterisk. Since standard
equipment varies between models,
the descriptions and illustrations in
this manual may differ slightly from
the actual equipment of your vehicle.
Warning!
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Warning notices draw your attention to hazards that may endanger your health or life,
or the health or life of others.
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This symbol points to instructions for
you to follow.
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A number of these symbols appearing
in succession indicates a multiple-step
procedure.
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Page
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Highlights hazards that may result in
damage to your vehicle.
컄컄
This continuation symbol marks
an interrupted procedure which
will be continued on the next
page.
->
In the glossary of technical
terms, this symbol is used to
indicate cross-references to
term definitions.
Display
Words appearing in the multifunction display are printed in
the type shown here.
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Helpful hints or further information you
may find useful.
This symbol tells you where to
look for further information on a
topic.
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Introduction
Operating safety
Warning!
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Work improperly carried out on electronic
components and associated software could
cause them to cease functioning. Because
the vehicle’s electronic components are
interconnected, any modifications made
may produce an undesired effect on other
systems. Electronic malfunctions could
seriously impair the operating safety of your
vehicle.
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
for repairs or modifications to electronic
components.
Other improper work or modifications on the
vehicle could also have a negative impact on
the operating safety of the vehicle.
Some safety systems only function while the
engine is running. You should therefore
never turn off the engine while driving.
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Warning!
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Heavy blows against the vehicle underbody
or tires/wheels, for example when running
over an obstacle, road debris or a pothole,
may cause serious damage and impair the
operating safety of your vehicle. If you feel a
sudden significant vibration or ride disturbance, or you suspect that damage to your
vehicle has occurred, you should turn on
your hazard warning flashers, carefully slow
down, and drive with caution to an area
which is a safe distance from the road.
Inspect the vehicle underbody and
tires/wheels for possible damage. If the
vehicle appears unsafe, have it towed to the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
or other qualified maintenance or repair
facility for further inspection or repairs.
Proper use of the vehicle
Proper use of the vehicle requires that you
are familiar with the following information
and rules:
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the safety precautions in this manual
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the “Technical data” section in this
manual
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traffic rules and regulations
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motor vehicle laws and safety
standards
Warning!
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Various warning labels are attached to your
vehicle. These warning labels are intended
to make you and others aware of various
risks. You should not remove any of these
warning labels unless explicitly instructed to
do so by information on the label itself.
Removal of any of these labels may cause
you and others to be unaware of certain
risks which may result in an accident and/or
personal injury.
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Problems with your vehicle
왔 Problems with your vehicle
If you should experience a problem with your vehicle, particularly one that you believe may affect its safe operation, we urge you to
immediately contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to have the problem diagnosed and corrected if required. If the matter is
not handled to your satisfaction, please discuss the problem with the Mercedes-Benz Center management, or if necessary contact us
at one of the following addresses:
In the USA:
Customer Assistance Center
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Customer Relations Department
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, M4G 4C9
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Introduction
Reporting safety defects
For the USA only:
The following text is published as required of manufacturers under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the
“National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966”.
Reporting Safety Defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it
may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer,
or Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (or 366-0123 in Washington, D.C. area) or
write to: NHTSA, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, D.C. 20590. You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from the Hotline.
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Vehicle data recording
왔 Vehicle data recording
Information regarding electronic
recording devices
(Including notice pursuant to California Code § 9951)
Please note that your vehicle is equipped with devices that can record vehicle systems data and, if equipped with the Tele Aid system,
may transmit some data in certain accidents.
This information helps, for example, to diagnose vehicle systems after a collision and to continuously improve vehicle safety.
DaimlerChrysler may access the information and share it with others
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for safety research or vehicle diagnosis purposes
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with the consent of the vehicle owner or lessee
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in response to an official request by law enforcement or other government agency
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for use in dispute resolution involving DaimlerChrysler, its affiliates or sales/service organization and/or
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as otherwise required or permitted by law.
Please check the Tele Aid subscription service agreement for details regarding the information that may be recorded or transmitted
via that system.
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At a glance
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
Multifunction steering wheel
Center console
Overhead control panel
Door control panel
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At a glance
Cockpit
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At a glance
Cockpit
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Item
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Item
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1 Cruise control lever
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9 Center console
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2 Multifunction steering
wheel
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a Starter switch
33
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Turn signals
53
297
앫
Windshield wipers
53
c Steering wheel adjustment
handle (manual)
40
앫
High beam
52
d Steering wheel adjustment
lever (electrical)*
41
3 Horn
4 Instrument cluster
24,
127
5 Lever for voice control
system*, see separate
operating instructions
6 Overhead control panel
b Hood lock release
e Parking brake pedal
29
f Remote trunk opening
switch
50, 58
104
7 Glove box lid release
257
g Door control panel
30
8 Glove box lock
257
h Parking brake release
50
j Combination switch
k Exterior lamp switch
52,
118
l Exterior rear view mirror
adjustment
43,
117
m Headlamp washer button*
170
23
At a glance
Instrument cluster
24
At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
1 Speedometer with:
v Electronic Stability
Program (ESP®)
warning lamp
89,
354
; Brake warning lamp, 50, 58,
USA only
351
3 Brake warning lamp, 50, 58,
Canada only
351
B Low beam headlamp
indicator lamp
52,
118
2 L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
53
3 Multifunction display
with:
130
Trip odometer
128
Main odometer
130
Gear selector lever
position*
49,
130,
164
Item
Page
Program mode*
167
Status indicator (outside
temperature/digital speedometer
129,
144
Digital clock
130
4 K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
5 Tachometer with:
53
129
- Antilock Brake
System (ABS)
indicator lamp
87,
350
ú Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
USA only
352,
353
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
Canada only
352,
353
1 Supplemental
Restraint System
(SRS) indicator lamp
62,
355
Item
Page
< Seat belt telltale
69,
355
A High beam headlamp indicator lamp
52,
122
6 Fuel gauge with:
Fuel reserve warning lamp
354
4 The arrow indicates
that the fuel filler cap
is on the rear
right-hand side.
7 Coolant temperature gauge
128
8 Reset button for:
127
앫
Resetting trip odometer
128
앫
Resetting all settings
140
앫
Instrument cluster
illumination
127
25
At a glance
Multifunction steering wheel
Item
1 Multifunction display
Operating control system
2 Selecting the submenu or
setting the volume:
Press button
æ up/to increase
ç down/to decrease
3 Telephone*:
Press button
26
Page
130
131
Item
Page
4 Menu systems:
Press button
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
j for next display
k for previous display
s to take a call
i
t to end a call
C 230 Sport and C 350 Sport:
Steering wheel in these vehicles will
vary from steering wheel shown.
However, multifunction steering wheel
symbols and feature description apply
to Sport models as well.
At a glance
Center console
왔 Center console
Upper part
Item
Page
1 Seat heating*, driver’s side
113
2 Rear window sunshade
switch*
®
3 ESP control switch
Item
113
174
8 Seat heating*, passenger
side
89
9 Front passenger front
air bag off indicator lamp
80,
357,
366
a Audio system,
199
4 Hazard warning flasher
switch – switching on/off
124
5 Central locking switch
107
or
107
COMAND* (see separate
operating instructions)
Central unlocking switch
6 Switch for folding back rear
seat head restraints
7 Tow-away alarm switch*
Anti-theft alarm system
indicator lamp*
Page
111
95
94
b Climate control
176
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only)
186
Rear window defroster
175
27
At a glance
Center console
Lower part
Item
1 Ashtray
Cigarette lighter
2 Gear selector lever for
automatic transmission*
Gearshift lever for manual
transmission
28
Page
261
262
49,
164
48,
160
3 Cup holder
259
4 Armrest
258
5 Program mode selector
switch for automatic
transmission*
167
At a glance
Overhead control panel
왔 Overhead control panel
Item
Page
1 Rear interior lighting on/off
126
2 Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
244
3 Right reading lamp on/off
126
4 Interior lighting control
125
5 Interior rear view mirror
43,
170
6 Hands-free microphone for
Tele Aid* (emergency call
system) and telephone*
157,
225,
265
7 Garage door opener*
273
8 Left reading lamp on/off
126
9 Tele Aid* (emergency call
system) button
265
29
At a glance
Door control panel
Item
30
Page
1 Door handle
102
2 Memory function* (for
storing seat, exterior mirror
and steering wheel settings)
115
3 Switches for seat
adjustment*
35,
109
4 Switches for
opening/closing front door
windows
240
5 Rear door window override
switch
85
6 Switches for
opening/closing rear door
windows
240
7 Remote trunk lid switch
104
Getting started
Unlocking
Adjusting
Driving
Parking and locking
31
Getting started
Unlocking
The “Getting started” section provides an
overview of the vehicle’s most basic functions. First-time Mercedes-Benz owners
should pay special attention to the information given here.
Unlocking with the SmartKey
Press unlock button Πon the
SmartKey.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system* is
disarmed.
If you are already familiar with the basic
functions described here, the “Controls in
detail” section (컄 page 98) will provide you
with further information. The corresponding page references are located at the end
of each segment.
왘
Get in the vehicle and insert the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 98).
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Opening button for trunk
3 ΠUnlock button
4 Â Panic button* (컄 page 86)
i
Canada only:
Only vehicles equipped with an
anti-theft alarm system* have
SmartKeys with integrated panic
button* 4.
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왘
Getting started
Unlocking
Starter switch positions
Warning!
SmartKey
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
an accident and/or serious personal injury.
Starter switch
0 For removing SmartKey
The steering is locked when the
SmartKey is removed from the starter
switch.
1 Power supply for some electrical
consumers, such as seat adjustment
2 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position.
All lamps (except low beam headlamp
indicator lamp, high beam headlamp indicator lamp, and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) in the instrument cluster come on. If a lamp in the
instrument cluster fails to come on
when the ignition is switched on, have
it checked and replaced if necessary. If
a lamp in the instrument cluster remains on after starting the engine or
comes on while driving, see “Lamps in
instrument cluster” (컄 page 350).
3 Starting position
33
Getting started
Unlocking
i
!
When you switch on ignition, the
indicator and warning lamps (except
low beam headlamp indicator lamp,
high beam headlamp indicator lamp,
and turn signal indicator lamps unless
activated) in the instrument cluster
come on. The indicator and warning
lamps (except low beam headlamp indicator lamp, high beam headlamp indicator lamp, and turn signal indicator
lamps if activated) will go out when the
engine is running. This indicates that
the respective systems are operational.
If the SmartKey cannot be turned in the
starter switch, the battery may not be
sufficiently charged.
i
Vehicles with automatic transmission*:
The SmartKey can only be removed
from the starter switch with the gear
selector lever in position P.
34
앫
Check the battery and charge it if
necessary (컄 page 412).
앫
Get a jump start (컄 page 415).
To prevent accelerated vehicle battery
discharge or a completely discharged
battery, always remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch when the engine is not in operation.
Getting started
Adjusting
왔 Adjusting
Warning!
G
All seat, head restraint, steering wheel, and
rear view mirror adjustments, as well as fastening of seat belts, must be done before
the vehicle is put into motion.
Seats
The seats can be adjusted either manually
or electrically, depending on the vehicle’s
equipment.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 109).
Warning!
G
Warning!
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.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle.
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
back in an excessively reclined position as
this can be dangerous. You could slide under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or
fatal injuries. The seat back and seat belts
provide the best restraint when the wearer
is in a nearly upright position and belts are
properly positioned on the body. Your seat
must be adjusted so that you can correctly
fasten your seat belt (컄 page 45).
Even with the SmartKey removed from the
starter switch, the power seats* can be
operated when the respective door is open.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Never place hands under the seat or near
any moving parts while a seat is being
adjusted.
35
Getting started
Adjusting
Warning!
G
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriate infant, or toddler restraint, or
booster seat recommended for the size and
weight of the child. For additional
information, see “Children in the vehicle”
(컄 page 74).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle
and/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
36
!
Seat fore and aft adjustment
When moving the seats, make sure that
there are no items in the footwell or
behind the seat. Otherwise you could
damage the seats.
왘
Lift handle 1.
왘
Slide seat to the desired position.
Adjust seat to a comfortable seating
position that still allows you to reach
the accelerator/brake pedal safely.
The position should be as far rearward
as possible, consistent with ability to
properly operate controls.
Manual seat adjustment
1 Seat fore and aft adjustment
2 Seat cushion tilt
3 Seat backrest tilt
4 Seat height
왘
Allow handle 1 to reengage with an
audible click.
왘
Check for proper engagement before
driving.
Getting started
Adjusting
Seat cushion tilt
왘
Head restraint height
Warning!
Turn handwheel 2 forward or backward until your upper legs are lightly
supported.
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye
level. This will reduce the potential for injury
to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation.
Seat backrest tilt
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press switch 3 in direction of arrow
until your arms are slightly angled
when holding the steering wheel.
G
1 Release button
Seat height
Raising:
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
왘
Press switch 4 in direction of arrow
until your legs are lightly supported.
Lowering:
왘
Manually adjust the height of the head
restraint by pulling it upward.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
To lower head the restraint, push
release button 1 and push down on
the head restraint.
i
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as
possible.
37
Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint tilt
Power seat* adjustment
i
The seat adjustment switches are located
on the respective front door.
The memory function* (컄 page 115)
lets you store the settings for the power seat*, the steering wheel adjustment (electrical*) and the exterior rear
view mirrors.
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint.
왘
Push or pull on the lower edge of the
head restraint cushion.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 109).
1 Head restraint height
2 Seat height
3 Seat cushion tilt
4 Seat fore and aft adjustment
5 Seat backrest tilt
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
or
왘
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Open the respective door.
Press switch forward or backward in
direction of arrow 4.
Adjust seat to a comfortable seating
position that still allows you to reach
the accelerator/brake pedal safely.
The position should be as far rearward
as possible, consistent with ability to
properly operate controls.
Getting started
Adjusting
Seat cushion tilt
왘
Press switch up or down in direction of
arrow 3 until your upper legs are
lightly supported.
Seat backrest tilt
왘
Press switch forward or backward in
direction of arrow 5 until your arms
are slightly angled when holding the
steering wheel.
Seat height
왘
Press switch up or down in direction of
arrow 2.
Head restraint height
왘
Warning!
G
Head restraint tilt
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye
level. This will reduce the potential for injury
to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are
intended to help reduce injuries during an
accident.
Manually adjust the angle of the head
restraint.
왘
Push or pull on the lower edge of the
head restraint cushion.
For more information, see “Seats”
(컄 page 109).
Press switch up or down in direction of
arrow 1.
i
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as
possible.
39
Getting started
Adjusting
Steering wheel
Warning!
Steering wheel adjustment, manual
G
Do not adjust the steering wheel while
driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while
driving, or driving without the steering wheel
adjustment feature locked could cause the
driver to lose control of the vehicle.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle.
Even with the SmartKey removed from the
starter switch, the electrical steering wheel
adjustment feature* can be operated when
the driver’s door is open. Therefore, do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may
cause an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
40
Warning!
G
The handle for steering wheel adjustment
is located on the lower left of the steering
column.
Only adjust the steering wheel with the
vehicle at a standstill and make sure the
steering column is securely locked in place
before driving off.
Driving without the steering column locked
may cause an unexpected steering wheel
movement which could cause the driver to
lose control of the vehicle. Make sure the
steering column is securely locked by trying
to move it up and down, and in and out before driving off.
1 Handle
왘
To unlock the steering column, pull
handle 1 out to its stop limit.
왘
Move steering wheel to the desired
position.
Make sure your legs can move freely
and that all the displays (including malfunction and indicator lamps) on the instrument cluster are clearly visible.
Getting started
Adjusting
왘
To lock the steering column, push
handle 1 all the way in until it
engages.
The steering wheel is locked into position again.
왘
Steering wheel adjustment, electrical*
i
The lever for the electrical steering wheel
adjustment is located on the lower left of
the steering column.
The memory function* (컄 page 115)
lets you store the settings for the power seat*, the steering wheel adjustment (electrical*) and the exterior rear
view mirrors.
Make sure the steering wheel is
securely locked by trying to move it up
and down, and in and out before driving
off.
Adjusting steering column in or out
왘
!
Do not drive the vehicle until you have
properly locked the steering column.
1 Adjusting steering column, in or out
2 Adjusting steering column, up or down
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
or
왘
Open the driver’s door.
Move the lever in direction of
arrows 1 until a comfortable steering
wheel position is reached with your
arms slightly bent at the elbow.
Adjusting steering column up or down
왘
Move the lever in direction of
arrows 2.
Make sure your legs can move freely
and that all the displays (including malfunction and indicator lamps) on the instrument cluster are clearly visible.
41
Getting started
Adjusting
Easy-entry/exit feature*
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit
feature, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
This feature allows for easier entry into and
exit from the vehicle. When entering and
exiting the vehicle, the steering wheel is in
its uppermost position.
The easy-entry/exit feature can be activated or deactivated in the Convenience submenu of the control system (컄 page 153).
Warning!
G
앫
close the driver’s door with the ignition
switched on,
앫
insert the SmartKey into the starter
switch with the driver’s door closed.
i
To cancel steering wheel movement, do one
of the following:
The last set steering wheel position is
stored when
앫
Move steering column stalk*
(컄 page 41).
앫
the ignition is switched off
앫
Press memory position switch*
(컄 page 116).
앫
the position is stored in memory
(컄 page 115)
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
42
앫
remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch,
or
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel will return to its last set
position when you:
or
You must make sure no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is
activated.
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel tilts upwards when you:
앫
open the driver’s door with the
SmartKey in starter switch position 0
or 1.
i
If the current position for the steering
wheel is in the uppermost tilt position,
the steering wheel will no longer be
able to move upward when the
easy-entry/exit feature is activated.
The adjustment procedure is briefly interrupted when the engine is started.
Getting started
Adjusting
Warning!
G
Let the system complete the adjustment
procedure before setting the vehicle in motion. All steering wheel adjustments must be
completed before setting the vehicle in motion. Driving off with the steering wheel still
adjusting could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
Interior rear view mirror
Mirrors
Adjust the interior and exterior rear view
mirrors before driving so that you have a
good view of the road and traffic conditions.
Warning!
G
In case of an accident, liquid electrolyte may
escape the mirror housing if the mirror glass
breaks.
Electrolyte has an irritating effect. Do not allow the liquid to come into contact with
eyes, skin, clothing, or respiratory system.
In case it does, immediately flush affected
area with water, and seek medical help if
necessary.
왘
Manually adjust the interior rear view
mirror.
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 170).
Exterior rear view mirrors
Warning!
G
Exercise care when using the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror
surface is convex (outwardly curved surface
for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror
are closer than they appear. Check your interior rear view mirror or glance over your
shoulder before changing lanes.
!
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.
43
Getting started
Adjusting
!
If an exterior rear view mirror housing
is forcibly pushed forward (hit from the
rear) or rearward (hit from the front),
reposition it by applying firm pressure
until it snaps into place. The exterior
rear view mirror housing is now properly positioned and you can adjust the
mirror normally.
The buttons are located above the exterior
lamp switch.
44
Press adjustment button 1 up, down,
left, or right according to the desired
setting.
i
At low ambient temperatures, the
exterior rear view mirrors will be
heated automatically.
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 170).
i
The memory function* (컄 page 115)
lets you store the settings for the power seat*, the steering wheel adjustment (electrical*) and the exterior rear
view mirrors.
왘
1 Adjustment button
2 Passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror button
3 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button 3 for the driver’s side
exterior rear view mirror or button 2
for passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror.
Getting started
Driving
왔 Driving
Warning!
G
Do not lay any objects in the driver’s footwell. Be careful that floor mats or carpets in
the driver’s footwell have sufficient clearance for the pedals.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers
the objects could get caught between the
pedals. You could then no longer brake or
accelerate.
Fastening the seat belt
Warning!
G
Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure your passengers are
properly restrained, even those sitting in the
rear and pregnant women.
Failure to wear and properly fasten and position your seat belt greatly increases your
risk of injuries and their likely severity in an
accident. You and your passengers should
always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your injuries
can be considerably more severe without
your seat belt properly buckled. Without
your seat belt buckled, you are much more
likely to hit the interior of the vehicle or be
ejected from it. You can be seriously injured
or killed.
In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are wearing your
seat belt. The air bags can only provide the
protection they were designed to afford if
the occupants are using their seat belts
(컄 page 69).
Warning!
G
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats.
Regardless of seating position, children
12 years old and under must be seated and
properly secured in an appropriate infant or
toddler restraint, or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the child.
For additional information, see “Children in
the vehicle” (컄 page 74).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle
and/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
45
Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
Never let more people ride in the vehicle
than there are seat belts available. Be sure
everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly
restrained with a separate seat belt. Never
use a seat belt for more than one person at
a time.
Warning!
G
Read and observe the additional warning
notices printed in the “Safety and Security”
section (컄 page 66) and (컄 page 69).
G
Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
as this can be dangerous. You could slide
under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the abdomen or neck. That could cause serious or
even fatal injuries. The seat backrest and
seat belt provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a nearly upright position and the
belt is properly positioned on the body.
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Warning!
1 Latch plate
2 Release button
3 Buckle
왘
With a smooth motion, pull the belt
from the belt outlet.
왘
Place the shoulder portion of the belt
across the top of your shoulder and the
lap portion across your hips.
왘
Push latch plate 1 into buckle 3 until
it engages.
왘
If necessary, tighten the lap portion to
a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion
up.
Getting started
Driving
Belt outlet height adjustment
Lowering
Adjust seat belt so that shoulder portion is
located as close as possible to the middle
of your shoulder (it should not touch the
neck or pass under the arm).
왘
Press button 4 and slide belt outlet
downward.
For more information, see “Safety guidelines for the seat belt, emergency tensioning device and air bag” (컄 page 66).
Proper use of seat belts
앫
Do not twist the seat belt when fastening.
앫
Adjust seat belt so that the shoulder
portion is located as close as possible
to the middle of the shoulder (it should
not touch the neck). Never pass the
shoulder portion of the belt under your
arm. For this purpose, you can adjust
the height of the belt outlet.
Belt outlet, front seats
4 Release button
Raising
왘
Slide belt outlet upward.
앫
앫
Place the seat backrest in a nearly
upright position.
앫
Never use a seat belt 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
When using a seat belt to secure infant
or toddler restraints or children in
booster seats, always follow the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
앫
Check your seat belt during travel to
make sure that it is properly positioned.
앫
Make sure that the seat belt is always
fitted snugly. Take special care of this
when wearing loose clothing.
Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips (over hip joint) and not
across the abdomen.
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Getting started
Driving
Warning!
G
Starting the engine
Manual 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 possible death.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effectiveness of the belts.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash, they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as 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 manual transmission
For more information, see “Manual transmission” (컄 page 160).
Getting started
Driving
Starting
Automatic transmission*
Starting
왘
Depress brake pedal.
왘
왘
Make sure the gearshift lever is in
neutral position (no gear selected).
Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
Fully depress clutch pedal.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 33) and release it
again immediately. The engine then
starts automatically.
왘
Otherwise the engine cannot be
started due to the integrated safety
interlock.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 33) and hold until
the engine starts.
For information on turning off the engine,
see “Turning off engine” (컄 page 59).
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
For information on turning off the engine,
see “Turning off engine” (컄 page 59).
P Park position with gear selector lever
lock
R Reverse gear
N Neutral position
D Drive position
For more information, see “Automatic
transmission*” (컄 page 162).
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Driving
Starting difficulties
If the engine does not start as described,
carry out the following steps:
왘
Turn the SmartKey in starter switch to
position 0 and repeat the starting
procedure (컄 page 48).
Remember that extended starting
attempts can drain the vehicle battery.
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 415).
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.
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Parking brake
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Children
could release the parking brake, which
could result in an accident and/or serious
injury.
1 Release handle
2 Parking brake pedal
왘
Release parking brake by pulling on
handle 1.
The warning lamp ; (USA only)
or 3 (Canada only) in the
instrument cluster goes out.
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Driving
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Driving
Warning!
Once the vehicle is in motion, the automatic central locking system engages
and the locking knobs drop down.
G
!
Do not run cold engine at high engine
speeds. Running a cold engine at high
engine speeds may shorten the service
life of the engine.
!
!
Simultaneously depressing the accelerator pedal and applying the brake reduces engine performance and causes
premature brake and drivetrain wear.
!
Wait for the gear selection process to
complete before setting the vehicle in
motion.
For more information, see “Automatic
central locking” (컄 page 107).
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.
If you hear a warning signal and the
message Release parking brake appears in the multifunction display when
driving off, you have forgotten to release the parking brake.
Automatic transmission*
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Move gear selector lever to position D
to drive forward, or to position R to
drive rearward.
!
Place the gear selector lever in
position P or R only when the vehicle is
stopped in order to avoid damaging the
transmission.
Manual transmission
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Fully depress the clutch pedal.
왘
Move gearshift lever to first gear to
drive forward, or to reverse gear to
drive rearward.
왘
Simultaneously release the brake pedal
and slowly the clutch pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator
pedal.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator
pedal.
컄컄
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Driving
컄컄
Warning!
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It is dangerous to shift the gear selector lever out of P or N if the engine speed is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly
on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear
when the engine is idling normally and when
your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
Switching on headlamps
High beam
Low beam headlamps
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
The exterior lamp switch is located on the
dashboard to the left of the steering wheel.
Combination switch
Exterior lamp switch
1 Off
2 Low beam headlamps on
왘
Turn exterior lamp switch to
position B.
The low beam headlamp indicator
lamp B in the instrument cluster
comes on (컄 page 24).
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1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
왘
Push combination switch in direction of
arrow 1.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
comes on (컄 page 24).
For more information on headlamps, see
“Lighting” (컄 page 118).
Getting started
Driving
Turn signals
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
왘
Press combination switch in direction
of arrow 1 or 2.
The corresponding turn signal indicator
lamp L or K in the instrument
cluster flashes (컄 page 24).
Windshield wipers
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
The combination switch resets automatically after major directional
changes.
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Combination switch
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
To signal minor directional changes,
press combination switch only to point
of resistance and release. The corresponding turn signals will flash three
times.
Combination switch
1 Single wipe
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
2 Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
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Getting started
Driving
Intermittent wiping
!
Do not operate the windshield wipers
when the windshield is dry. Dust that
accumulates on a windshield might
scratch the glass and/or damage the
wiper blades when wiping occurs on a
dry windshield. If it is necessary to operate the windshield wipers in dry
weather conditions, always operate the
windshield wipers with windshield
washer fluid (컄 page 55).
Switching on windshield wipers
왘
Turn the combination switch to the
desired position depending on the
intensity of the rain.
0 Windshield wipers off
I
Intermittent wiping
II Normal wiper speed
III Fast wiper speed
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!
Vehicles with rain sensor*:
Do not leave windshield wipers in
intermittent setting when the vehicle is
taken to an automatic car wash or
during windshield cleaning. Windshield
wipers will operate in the presence of
water sprayed on the windshield, and
windshield wipers may be damaged as
a result.
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Intermittent wiping is interrupted when
the vehicle is at a standstill and a front
door is opened. This protects persons
getting into or out of the vehicle from
being sprayed.
Intermittent wiping will be continued
when
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and
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Vehicles with rain sensor*:
Intermittent wiping interval is dependent
on wetness of windshield.
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position I.
Vehicles with rain sensor*:
After the initial wipe, pauses between
wipes are automatically controlled by
the rain sensor.
all doors are closed
the clutch pedal is depressed (vehicles with manual transmission)
or
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the gear selector lever is in
position D or R (vehicles with automatic transmission*)
or
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the wiper setting is changed using
the combination switch
Getting started
Driving
Single wipe
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
!
왘
왘
Press the combination switch in direction of arrow 1 past the resistance
point.
If anything blocks the windshield
wipers (leaves, snow, etc.), switch
them off immediately.
The windshield wipers operate with
washer fluid.
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For safety reasons, stop the vehicle
in a safe location and remove
SmartKey from starter switch
before attempting to remove any
blockage.
앫
Remove blockage.
앫
Turn the windshield wipers on
again.
Press the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 1 to the resistance
point.
The windshield wipers wipe one time
without washer fluid.
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To prevent smears on the windshield,
wipe with windshield washer fluid every
now and then even when it is raining.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield washer system
and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 303).
If the windshield wipers fail to function
at all with combination switch in
position I,
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set the combination switch to the
next higher wiper speed
앫
have the windshield wipers
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center
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Problems while driving
The coolant temperature is
above 248°F (120°C)
The engine runs erratically and misfires
The coolant is too hot and is no longer
cooling the engine.
In case of accident
If the vehicle is leaking gasoline:
왘
Do not start the engine under any circumstances.
왘
Notify local fire and/or police authorities.
앫
An ignition cable may be damaged.
앫
The engine electronics may not be operating properly.
앫
Unburned gasoline may have entered
the catalytic converter and damaged it.
왘
Give very little gas.
왘
왘
Have the problem repaired by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
If no damage can be determined on the
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왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location as
soon as possible and turn off the engine. Allow engine and coolant to cool.
왘
Check the coolant level and add
coolant if necessary (컄 page 301).
If the extent of the damage cannot be determined:
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
앫
Major assemblies
앫
Fuel system
앫
Engine mount
왘
Start the engine in the usual manner.
Getting started
Parking and locking
왔 Parking and locking
You have now completed your first drive.
You have properly stopped and parked
your vehicle. End your drive as follows.
Warning!
G
Vehicles with manual transmission:
Wait until the vehicle is stationary before
removing the SmartKey from the starter
switch. The vehicle cannot be steered when
the SmartKey is removed.
Warning!
G
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
system. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the
vehicle.
Warning!
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Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
To reduce the risk of personal injury as a result of vehicle movement, before turning off
the engine and leaving the vehicle always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Manual transmission: Move the gearshift lever to neutral position (no gear is
selected).
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Automatic transmission*: Move the
gear selector lever to position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheels towards the road curb.
앫
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 0 and remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch.
앫
Take the SmartKey and lock the vehicle
when leaving.
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Parking brake
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Children
could release the parking brake and/or
move the gear selector lever* from
position P, either of which could result in an
accident and/or serious injury.
1 Release handle
2 Parking brake pedal
왘
Step firmly on parking brake pedal 2.
When the engine is running, the brake
warning lamp ; (USA only)
or 3 (Canada only) in the
instrument cluster comes on.
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Warning!
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Getting out of your vehicle with the gear selector lever* not fully engaged in position P
is dangerous. Also, when parked on an incline, position P alone may not prevent your
vehicle from moving, possibly hitting people
or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P (manual transmission:
first or reverse gear).
When parked on an incline, turn front wheel
towards the road curb.
Getting started
Parking and locking
Switching off headlamps
Turning off engine
Releasing seat belts
왘
왘
Manual transmission: Move the gearshift lever into first or reverse gear.
왘
왘
Automatic transmission*: Place the
gear selector lever in position P.
Turn exterior lamp switch
to M (컄 page 52).
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 118).
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Always set the parking brake in addition to shifting to position P (manual
transmission: first or reverse gear).
On slopes, turn the front wheels
towards the road curb.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 0.
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
The immobilizer is activated.
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Vehicles with automatic transmission:
The SmartKey can only be removed
from the starter switch with the gear
selector lever in position P.
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 46).
Allow the retractor to completely
rewind the seat belt by guiding the
latch plate.
!
Make sure the seat belt retracts fully so
that the seat belt and/or latch plate
cannot get caught or pinched in the
door or in the seat mechanism. This
can damage the seat belt and impair
the effectiveness of the seat belt,
and/or cause damage to the door
and/or door trim panel. Such damage
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Damaged seat belts must be replaced.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Parking and locking
Locking
Warning!
Warning!
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To prevent possible personal injury, always
keep hands and fingers away from the door
openings when closing the doors. Be especially careful when small children are
around.
Before closing doors, make sure there is no
possibility of someone getting caught in a
door during closing.
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
an accident and/or serious personal injury.
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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.
The message Switch off lights appears in the multifunction display.
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왘
Exit the vehicle and close all doors.
왘
Press the lock button ‹ on the
SmartKey (컄 page 32).
With the hood, trunk and all doors
closed, all turn signal lamps flash three
times. The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
The anti-theft alarm system* is armed.
For more information, see “Locking and
unlocking” (컄 page 98).
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Panic alarm*
Driving safety systems
Anti-theft systems
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
In this section you will learn the most important facts about the restraint system
components of the vehicle.
Restraint system with
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Seat belts (컄 page 69)
앫
Child restraints (컄 page 82)
앫
Lower anchors and tethers for children
(LATCH) (컄 page 83)
Air bag system components with
앫
56 indicator lamp (컄 page 80)
앫
Front passenger seat with Occupant
Classification System (OCS)
(컄 page 77)
As independent systems, their protective
effects work in conjunction with each
other.
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) with
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Air bags (컄 page 63)
앫
Air bag control unit (with crash
sensors)
앫
Emergency tensioning device (ETD) for
seat belts (컄 page 72)
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 74).
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The SRS system conducts a self-test when
the ignition is switched on and in regular
intervals while the engine is running. This
facilitates early detection of malfunctions.
The 1 indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster comes on when the ignition is
switched on and goes out no later than a
few seconds after the engine has been
started.
The SRS components are in operational
readiness if the 1 indicator lamp is not
lit when the engine is running.
A malfunction in the system has been
detected if the 1 indicator lamp:
앫
fails to go out after approximately
4 seconds after the engine was started
앫
does not come on at all
앫
comes on after the engine was started
or while driving.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Warning!
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In the event that the 1 indicator lamp
comes on during driving or does not come
on at all, the SRS self-check has detected a
malfunction. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have
the system checked; otherwise the SRS may
not deploy when needed in an accident,
which could result in serious or fatal injury,
or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which could also result in injury.
In addition, improper work on the SRS
creates a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or causing unintended air bag deployment. Work on the SRS must therefore only
be performed by qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If it is necessary to modify an air bag system
to accommodate a person with disabilities,
contact your local authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center or call our Customer
Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes
(1-800-367-6372) for details.
Air bags
Warning!
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Air bags are designed to reduce the potential of injury and fatality in certain frontal impacts (front air bags) or side impacts (front
side impact air bags, rear side impact
air bags* and head protection window curtain air bags). However, no system available
today can totally eliminate injuries and fatalities.
The deployment of the air bags temporarily
releases a small amount of dust from the air
bags. This dust, however, is neither injurious
to your health, nor does it indicate a fire in
the vehicle. The dust might cause some temporary breathing difficulty for people with
asthma or other breathing trouble. To avoid
this, you may wish to get out of the vehicle
as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have any
breathing difficulty but cannot get out of the
vehicle after the air bag inflates, then get
fresh air by opening a window or door.
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Occupant safety
Warning!
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앫
Adjust the driver seat as far as possible
rearward, still permitting proper operation of vehicle controls. The distance
from the center of the driver’s breastbone to the center of the air bag cover
on the steering wheel must be at least
10 in (25 cm) or more. You should be
able to accomplish this by a combination of adjustments to the seat and
steering wheel. If you have any problems, please see your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
앫
앫
Do not lean your head or chest close to
the steering wheel or dashboard.
앫
Keep hands on the outside of steering
wheel rim. Placing hands and arms inside the rim can increase the risk and
potential severity of hand/arm injury
when driver front air bag inflates.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in severe injuries to you or other
occupants.
To reduce the risk of injury when the front
air bags inflate, it is very important for the
driver and front passenger to always be in a
properly seated position and to wear their
respective seat belts.
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 it is properly positioned on your body.
Since the air bag inflates with considerable
speed and force, a proper seating and hands
on steering wheel position will help to keep
you at a safe distance from the air bag.
Occupants who are unbelted, out of position
or too close to the air bag can be seriously
injured or killed by an air bag as it inflates
with great force in the blink of an eye:
앫
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Sit properly belted in a nearly upright
position with your back against the seat
backrest.
앫
Adjust the front passenger seat as far as
possible rearward from the dashboard
when the seat is occupied.
Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door or the rear
side trim panel where the front side impact air bag and/or rear side impact
air bag* inflates. This could result in serious injuries or death should the air bag
be triggered. Always sit nearly upright,
properly use the seat belts and use an
appropriately sized infant or toddler restraint or booster seat recommended
for the size and weight of the child.
If you sell your vehicle, it is important that
you make the buyer aware of this safety information. Be sure to give the buyer this
Operator’s Manual.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Warning!
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Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in an automobile is in the
rear seat.
It should be noted that with respect to both
front side impact air bag and/or rear side
impact air bag* there is a possibility for a
side impact air bag related injury if occupants, especially children, are not properly
seated or restrained when next to a side impact air bag which needs to deploy rapidly in
a side impact in order to do its job.
To help avoid the possibility of injury, please
follow these guidelines:
(1) Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door where the
front side impact air bag and/or rear
side impact air bag* inflates. This could
result in serious injuries or death should
the front side impact air bag and/or rear
side impact air bag* be activated.
(2) Always sit nearly upright, properly use
the seat belts and for children 12 years
old and under, use an appropriately
sized infant or toddler restraint or booster seat recommended for the size and
weight of the child.
(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 impact air bags* 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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Air bags are designed to activate only
in certain frontal impacts (front
air bags), or side impacts (front side
impact air bags, rear side impact
air bags* and head protection window
curtain air bags) which exceed preset
thresholds.
Only during these types of impacts, if of
sufficient severity to meet the deployment thresholds, will they provide their
supplemental protection.
The driver and passengers should
always wear their seat belts. Otherwise
it is not possible for air bags to provide
their supplemental protection.
In cases of other frontal impacts, angled impacts, roll-overs, other side impacts, rear collisions, or other
accidents, the air bags will not be activated. The driver and the passenger will
then be protected by the fastened seat
belts.
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Occupant safety
We caution you not to rely on the presence of the air bags in order to avoid
wearing your seat belt.
Your vehicle was originally equipped
with air bags 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 air bags
and repair any malfunctioning air bags
to make sure the vehicle will continue
to provide supplemental crash protection for occupants.
Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
emergency tensioning device and
air bag
Warning!
No modifications of any kind may be
made to any components or wiring of
the SRS. This includes changing or removing any component or part of the
SRS, the installation of additional trim
material, badges etc. over the steering
wheel hub, front passenger front air bag
cover, outboard sides of the front seat
backrests, door trim panels, or door
frame trims, and installation of additional electrical/electronic equipment on or
near SRS components and wiring. Keep
area between air bags and occupants
free from objects (e.g. packages, purses, umbrellas, etc.).
앫
Do not hang items such as coat hangers
from the coat hooks or handles over the
door. These items may turn into projectiles and cause head and other injuries
when curtain air bag is deployed.
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앫
Damaged seat belts or belts that were
highly stressed in an accident must be
replaced and their anchoring points
must also be checked. Only use belts installed or supplied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
앫
Air bags and emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) are designed to function on
a one-time-only basis. An air bag or ETD
that was activated must be replaced.
앫
Do not pass belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
앫
Do not make any modification that could
change the effectiveness of the belts.
앫
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this
may severely weaken them. In a crash
they may not be able to provide adequate protection.
Never place your feet on the instrument
panel, dashboard, or on the seat. Always
keep both feet on the floor in front of the
seat.
앫
Air bag system components will be hot
after an air bag has inflated. Do not
touch.
앫
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Occupant safety
앫
앫
앫
In addition, improper repair work on the
SRS creates a risk of rendering the SRS
inoperative or causing unintended air
bag deployment. Work on the SRS must
therefore only be performed by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
For your protection and the protection
of others, when scrapping the air bag
unit or emergency tensioning device,
our safety instructions must be followed. These instructions are available
from your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Given the considerable deployment
speed, required inflation volume, and
the textile structure of the air bags,
there is the possibility of abrasions or
other, potentially more serious injuries
resulting from air bag deployment.
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 air bags
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The front air bags in this vehicle have
been designed to inflate in two stages.
This allows the air bag to have different
rates of inflation that are based on the
rate of relevant vehicle deceleration as
assessed by the air bag control unit.
1 Driver’s air bag
2 Passenger front air bag
Driver and front passenger air bags are
deployed
앫
in the event of certain frontal impacts
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
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independently of the front side impact
air bags and/or rear side impact
air bags*
On the front passenger side, the front
air bag deployment is additionally influenced by the passenger’s weight category as identified by the Occupant
Classification System (OCS)
(컄 page 77).
The lighter the front passenger side
occupant, the higher the vehicle deceleration rate required for the second
stage inflation of the air bag.
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Occupant safety
The air bags will not deploy in impacts
which do not exceed the system’s deployment thresholds. You will then be protected by the fastened seat belts.
Front side impact air bags, rear side impact air bags*, window curtain air bags
The passenger front air bag will only be
deployed if
앫
the system, based on OCS weight sensor readings, senses that the front passenger seat is occupied
앫
the 56 indicator lamp in the
center console is not lit (컄 page 80)
앫
the impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold
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1 Window curtain air bag
2 Front side impact air bags
3 Rear side impact air bags*
The front side impact air bags, rear side
impact air bags* and window curtain
air bags are deployed
앫
on the impacted side of the vehicle
앫
in impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold
앫
independently of the front air bags
The front side impact air bags, rear side
impact air bags* and window curtain
air bags are not deployed in impacts which
do not exceed the system’s deployment
threshold.
The front passenger side impact air bag
will only deploy if the system senses that
the front passenger seat is occupied.
Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Seat belts
Warning!
Always wear your seat belt. All vehicle
occupants always need to have their seat
belts fastened and wear them properly.
In addition, applicable motor vehicle safety
laws require you to wear seat belts. Even
where this is not the case, we strongly
recommend that all vehicle occupants
have their seat belts fastened and wear
them properly.
For more information, see “Fastening the
seat belt” (컄 page 45).
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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 74).
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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. Air bags can only protect as
they are designed if the occupants are properly wearing their seat belts.
Warning!
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Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat
backrest in an excessively reclined position
as this can be dangerous. You could slide
under the seat belt in a collision. If you slide
under it, the belt would apply force at the
abdomen or neck. That could cause serious
or even fatal injuries. The seat backrest and
seat belt provide the best restraint when the
wearer is in a nearly upright position and the
belt is properly positioned on the body.
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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. Never
use a seat belt for more than one person at
a time.
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Warning!
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Damaged seat belts or belts that were highly
stressed in an accident must be replaced
and their anchoring points must also be
checked.
Only use seat belts which have been
approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Do not make any modifications to the seat
belts. This can lead to unintended activation
of the ETDs or to failure.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash, they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Have all work carried out only by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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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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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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Each occupant should wear his or her
seat belt at all times, because seat belts
help reduce the likelihood and potential
severity of injuries in accidents, including rollovers. The integrated restraint
system includes SRS (driver air bag,
passenger front air bag, front side impact air bags, rear side impact
air bags*, head protection window curtain air bags for side windows), ETD
(seat belt emergency tensioning device),
and front seat knee bolsters.
The system is designed to enhance the
protection offered to properly belted occupants in certain frontal (front air bags
and ETD) and side (front side impact
air bags, rear side impact air bags*, window curtain air bags and ETD) impacts
which exceed preset deployment
thresholds.
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Never use a seat belt for more than one
person at a time. Do not fasten a seat
belt around a person and another person or other objects.
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, dashboard or on the seat. Always
keep both feet on the floor in front of the
seat.
Enhanced seat belt reminder system
When the engine is started, the seat belt
telltale < illuminates for a maximum of
6 seconds and a warning chime sounds to
remind you and your passengers to fasten
your seat belts.
If after these 6 seconds the driver’s or the
front passenger’s seat belt (with the front
passenger seat occupied) are not fastened
with all doors closed,
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and the vehicle speed does not exceed
25 km/h, the seat belt telltale <
remains illuminated for as long as either the driver's or front passenger’s
seat belt is not fastened.
and the vehicle speed exceeds
25 km/h, the seat belt telltale <
starts flashing and a warning chime
sounds with increasing intensity until
both the driver’s and front passenger’s
seat belt are fastened, or for a maximum of 60 seconds from the time the
vehicle speed exceeded 25 km/h if either the driver’s or front passenger's
seat belt remains unfastened.
If the driver’s or front passenger’s seat
belt remains unfastened after
60 seconds, the seat belt telltale <
stops flashing and the warning chime
stops sounding. The seat belt
telltale < then continues to be illuminated for as long as either the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt are
not fastened.
The seat belt telltale < will only go out
if both the driver and front passenger’s
seat belt (with the front passenger seat occupied) are fastened, or the vehicle is
standing still and a front door is opened.
For more information on the seat belt
telltale <, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 355).
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Emergency tensioning device (ETD),
seat belt force limiter
The seat belts for the front and rear outer
seats are equipped with emergency
tensioning devices and belt force limiters.
The ETD is designed to activate in the
following cases:
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in frontal or rear-end impacts
exceeding a preset severity level.
if the restraint systems are operational
and functioning correctly, see
1 indicator lamp (컄 page 62).
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The ETDs for the front seats will only
activate if the respective front seat belt
is fastened (latch plate properly
inserted into buckle).
The ETDs for the rear outer seats will
activate with or without the respective
seat belt fastened.
In an impact, emergency tensioning
devices remove slack from the belts in
such a way that the seat belts fit more
snugly against the body. Belt force limiters
reduce the force exerted by the seat belts
on occupants during a crash.
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An emergency tensioning device (ETD) that
was activated must be replaced.
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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Occupant safety
Active head restraint
Warning!
The active head restraint are intended to
offer the driver and front passenger increased protection from head and neck injury. In the event of a rear-end collision,
the active head restraints on the driver’s
and front passenger’s seats are designed
to move forward in the direction of travel,
providing the head with increased support
earlier on in the collision sequence. The active head restraints move forward whether
the seat is occupied.
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraints so that the center of
the head restraint supports the back of the
head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the
event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an
accident.
You cannot remove the active head restraints on the driver’s and passenger’s
seats.
For removal of the active head restraints
we recommend that you contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 35).
For information on resetting the activated
active head restraints, see “Resetting activated head restraints” (컄 page 394).
Only use seat- or head restraint covers
which have been tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model.
Using other seat- or head restraint covers
may interference with or prevent the activation of the active head restraints. Contact
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for
availability.
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Children in the vehicle
Infant and child restraint systems
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If an infant or child is traveling with you in
the vehicle:
We recommend all infants and children be
properly restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.
For information on child seats with anchor fittings for tether anchorages, see
“Installation of infant and child restraint systems” (컄 page 82).
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Secure the child using an infant or child
restraint appropriate to the age and
size of the child.
Make sure the infant or child is properly secured 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.
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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For information on child seat anchors LATCH-type (컄 page 83).
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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.
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.
Infants and small children should be
seated in an appropriate infant or child
restraint system properly secured by a
lap-shoulder belt or, if so equipped, a
child restraint lower anchorage system
that complies with U.S. Federal Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 225
and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards 213 and 210.2.
When using any infant or child restraint
system, be sure to carefully read and
follow all manufacturer’s instructions
for installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to inside of vehicle and to infant
or child restraints.
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According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriate infant or child restraint recommended for the size and weight of the child.
The infant or child restraint must be properly
secured with the vehicle’s seat belt, the seat
belt and top tether strap, or lower anchors
and top tether strap, fully in accordance
with the child seat manufacturer's instructions.
Children can be killed or seriously injured by
an inflating air bag. Note the following important information when circumstances require you to place a child in the front
passenger seat:
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Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the front
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the OCS senses the weight of a
typical 12-month-old child or less along
with the weight of a standard appropriate child restraint on the front passenger seat.
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A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be
seriously injured or even killed if the
front passenger front air bag inflates in
a collision which could occur under
some circumstances, even with the air
bag technology installed in your vehicle.
The only means to completely eliminate
this risk is to never place a child in a
rear-facing child restraint in the front
seat. We therefore strongly recommend
that you always place a child in a
rear-facing child restraint in the back
seat.
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If you must install a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do
so, make sure that the 56 indicator lamp is illuminated, indicating that
the front passenger air bag is deactivated. Should the 56 indicator
lamp not illuminate or go out while the
restraint is installed, please check installation. Periodically check the
56 indicator lamp while driving
to make sure the 56 indicator
lamp is illuminated. If the
56 indicator lamp goes out or
remains out, do not transport a child on
the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired. A child in a
rear-facing child restraint on the front
passenger seat will be seriously injured
or even killed if the front passenger front
air bag inflates.
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If you have to place a child in a
forward-facing child restraint on the
front passenger seat, move the seat as
far back as possible, use the proper
child restraint recommended for the
age, size and weight of the child, and
secure child restraint with the vehicle’s
seat belt according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. For
children larger than the typical
12-month-old child, the front passenger
front air bag may or may not be activated (컄 page 78).
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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/or the child is not properly secured in
the child restraint.
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Children too big for a toddler restraint must
ride in seats using regular seat belts. Position shoulder belt across chest and shoulder, not face or neck. A booster seat may be
necessary to achieve proper belt positioning
for children from 18.6 kg (41 lbs) until they
reach a height where a lap/shoulder belt fits
properly without a booster.
When the child restraint is not in use,
remove it from the vehicle or secure it with
the seat belt to prevent the child restraint
from becoming a projectile in the event of
an accident.
Do not leave children unattended in the
vehicle, even if the children are secured in a
child restraint system. Unsupervised
children in a child restraint system may use
vehicle equipment and may cause an accident and/or serious personal injury.
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The Occupant Classification System (OCS)
automatically turns the front passenger
front air bag on or off based on the classified occupant weight category determined
by weight sensor readings from the front
passenger seat.
If your seat, including your trim cover
and cushion needs to be serviced in
any way, take the vehicle to your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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The system does not deactivate the
front passenger side impact air bag,
the window curtain air bag and the
emergency tensioning device.
Occupants must sit properly belted in a
nearly upright position with their back
against the seat backrest and feet on the
floor to be correctly classified. If the occupant’s weight is transferred to another
object in the vehicle (e.g. by leaning on
armrests), the OCS may not be able to
properly approximate the occupant’s
weight category.
Only seat accessories approved by
Mercedes-Benz may be used.
Both driver and the front passenger should
always use the 56 indicator lamp
as an indication of whether or not the front
passenger is properly positioned.
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If the 56 indicator lamp illuminates
when an adult or someone larger than a
small individual is in the front passenger
seat, have the front passenger re-position
himself or herself in the seat until the
56 indicator lamp goes out.
More information about air bag display messages (컄 page 357).
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In the event of a collision, the air bag control
unit will not allow front passenger front air
bag deployment when the OCS classified
the front passenger seat occupant as being
up to or less than the weight of a typical
12-month-old child in a standard child restraint or if the front passenger seat is
sensed as being empty.
When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat occupant is classified as being up
to or less than the weight of a typical
12-month-old child in a standard child restraint, the 56 indicator lamp will illuminate when the engine is started and
remain illuminated, indicating that the front
passenger front air bag is deactivated.
When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat is classified as being empty, the
56 indicator lamp will illuminate
when the engine is started and remain illuminated, indicating that the front passenger
front air bag is deactivated.
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When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat occupant is classified as being
heavier than the weight of a typical
12-month-old child seated in a standard
child restraint or as being a small individual
(such as a young teenager or a small adult),
the 56 indicator lamp will illuminate
for approximately 6 seconds when the engine is started and then, depending on occupant weight sensor readings from the seat,
remain illuminated or go out. With the
56 indicator lamp illuminated, the
front passenger front air bag is deactivated.
With the 56 indicator lamp out, the
front passenger front air bag is activated.
When the OCS senses that the front passenger seat occupant is classified as an adult or
someone larger than a small individual, the
56 indicator lamp will illuminate for
approximately 6 seconds when the engine is
started and then go out, indicating that the
front passenger front air bag is activated.
If the 56 indicator lamp is
illuminated, the front passenger front air
bag is deactivated and will not be deployed.
If the 56 indicator lamp is not illuminated, the front passenger front air bag is
activated and will be deployed:
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in the event of certain frontal impacts
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
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independently of the side impact
air bags (front side impact air bag
and/or rear side impact air bag *).
If the front passenger front air bag is
deployed, the rate of inflation will be
influenced by:
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the rate of relevant vehicle deceleration
as assessed by the air bag control unit
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front passenger’s weight category as
identified by the Occupant Classification
System (OCS).
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Warning!
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According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriate infant or child restraint recommended for the size and weight of the child.
The infant or child restraint must be properly
secured with the vehicle’s seat belt, the seat
belt and top tether strap, or lower anchors
and top tether strap, fully in accordance
with the child seat manufacturer's instructions.
Children can be killed or seriously injured by
an inflating air bag. Note the following
important information when circumstances
require you to place a child in the front
passenger seat:
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Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the front
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the system senses the weight of a
typical 12-month-old child or less along
with the weight of a standard appropriate child restraint on the front passenger seat.
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A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates in a collision
which could occur under some circumstances, even with the air bag technology installed in your vehicle. The only
means to completely eliminate this risk
is to never place a child in a rear-facing
child restraint in the front seat. We
therefore strongly recommend that you
always place a child in a rear-facing
child restraint in the back seat.
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If you must install a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do
so, make sure that the 56 indicator lamp is illuminated, indicating that
the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. Should the 56 indicator
lamp not illuminate or go out while the
restraint is installed, please check installation. Periodically check the
56 indicator lamp while driving
to make sure the 56 indicator
lamp is illuminated. If the 56 indicator lamp goes out or remains out, do
not transport a child on the front passenger seat until the system has been
repaired. A child in a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will
be seriously injured or even killed if the
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front passenger front air bag inflates.
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If you have to place a child in a
forward-facing child restraint on the
front passenger seat, move the seat as
far back as possible, use the proper
child restraint recommended for the
age, size and weight of the child, and
secure child restraint with the vehicle’s
seat belt according to the child seat
manufacturer’s instructions. For
children larger than the typical
12-month-old child, the front passenger
front air bag may or may not be activated (컄 page 78).
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Deployment of the driver front air bag
does not mean that the front passenger
front air bag also should have
deployed.
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The Occupant Classification System
(컄 page 77) may have determined:
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that the seat was empty or occupied by the weight up to or less than
that of a typical 12-month-old child
seated in a standard child restraint
- both instances where the system
suppresses deployment of the front
passenger front air bag even
though the impact met the criteria
and was of sufficient severity to
deploy the driver front air bag.
that the seat was occupied by a
small individual (such as a young
teenager or a small adult) or a child
weighing more than the weight of a
typical 12-month-old child in a standard child restraint - instances
where the system may suppress
deployment of the front passenger
front air bag even though the impact met the criteria and was of sufficient severity to deploy the driver
front air bag.
The 56 indicator lamp is located in
the center console.
1 Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp
The 56 indicator lamp 1 will be
illuminated, except with the SmartKey
removed or in starter switch position 0.
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If the 1 indicator lamp and the
56 indicator lamp are lit at the same
time, there is a malfunction in the Occupant
Classification System. The front passenger
front air bag will be deactivated in this case.
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Occupant safety
In order to ensure proper operation of the air
bag system and OCS:
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Have the system checked as soon as
possible by qualified technicians.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Sit properly belted in a nearly upright
position with your back against the seat
backrest.
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Do not lean on the armrests or lift yourself from the seat by using the handle
over the door as this may cause the OCS
to be unable to correctly approximate
the occupant weight category.
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Only have the seat repaired or replaced
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Read and observe all warnings in this
chapter.
Self-test Occupant Classification
System
For more information, see “Lamp in center
console” (컄 page 357).
After turning the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 1 or 2, the
56 indicator lamp 1 located in
the center console illuminates. If an adult
occupant is properly sitting on the front
passenger seat and the system senses the
occupant as being an adult, the
56 indicator lamp will illuminate
and go out after approximately 6 seconds.
If the seat is not occupied and the system
senses the front passenger seat as being
empty, the 56 indicator lamp will
illuminate and not go out.
Warning!
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Never place anything between seat cushion
and child seat (e.g. pillow), since it reduces
the effectiveness of the Occupant Classification System. The bottom of the child seat
must make full contact with the passenger
seat cushion. An incorrectly mounted child
seat could cause injuries to the child in case
of an accident, instead of increasing protection for the child.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
installation of child seats.
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If the 56 indicator lamp should not
illuminate, the system is not functioning.
You must see an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center before seating any child on the front
passenger seat.
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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.
Warning!
Always lock backrest in its upright position
when rear seat bench is occupied by passengers, or the extended cargo area is not in
use. Check for secure locking by pushing
and pulling on the backrest.
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1 Cover of top anchorage ring
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Make sure the rear backrest is locked
in its upright position (컄 page 255).
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Remove cover 1 from anchorage
ring 3.
Guide tether strap between head
restraint and top of seat back.
Head restraint must be installed (if
removable) and positioned such that
the top tether strap can pass freely
between the head restraint and top of
seat back.
Make sure the tether strap is not
twisted.
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2 Hook
3 Anchorage ring
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Securely fasten hook 2, which is part
of the tether strap, to anchorage
ring 3.
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Once the top tether anchorage hook is
attached, the child restraint itself can be
secured. Tighten the top tether strap
according to the child restraint
manufacturer’s instructions.
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For safety, make sure the hook has
attached to the ring beyond the safety
catch, as illustrated.
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Reinstall cover 1 after removing the
tether strap.
Child seat anchors – LATCH-type
This vehicle is equipped with two LATCH(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
type anchors (at each of the outer rear
seats) for the installation of a LATCH-type
child seat with the matching mounting
fittings.
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Children too big for a toddler restraint must
ride in seats using regular seat belts.
Position shoulder belt across chest and
shoulder, not face or neck.
The child seat must be firmly attached in the
right and left side anchors 1.
An incorrectly mounted child seat may come
loose during an accident which could result
in serious injury or death to the 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.
A booster seat may be necessary to achieve
proper belt positioning for children from
41 lbs until they reach a height where a
lap/shoulder belt fits properly without a
booster.
Install child seat according to manufacturer’s instructions.
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The child seat must be firmly attached
in the right and left side anchors 1.
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.
With a child seat installed in the left
rear seat, the seat belt for the center
seat occupied by a passenger must operate freely. Guide seat belt between
its seat cushion mount and backrest
mount along outside of right side child
seat anchor.
The LATCH-type anchors are located between the seat cushion and the backrest.
1 Anchors
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Install child seat according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Occupant safety
Blocking of rear door window operation
Warning!
You can block the rear door window
operation (for instance when you have
children riding in the rear passenger
compartment).
The override switch is located on the door
control panel of the driver’s door.
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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
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
1 Deactivating override switch
2 Activating override switch
3 Override switch
Activating override switch
Slide override switch 3 to the right.
The rear door windows can no longer
be operated using the respective
switch located in the rear doors.
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Operation of the rear door windows
with the switches located on the door
control panel of the driver’s door is still
possible.
Deactivating override switch
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Slide override switch 3 to the left.
The rear door windows can be operated
again using the respective switch
located in the rear doors.
For more information, see “Power windows” (컄 page 240).
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Panic alarm*
An audible alarm and flashing exterior
lamps will operate for approximately
21/2 minutes.
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(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
1 Â button
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Canada only:
Only vehicles equipped with an
anti-theft alarm system* have
SmartKeys with integrated panic
button 1.
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Press and hold button 1 for at least
1 second.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Deactivating
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or
Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
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(1) This device may not cause interference, and
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Activating
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Press button 1 again.
Insert SmartKey in starter switch.
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Driving safety systems
왔 Driving safety systems
In this section you will find information on
the following driving safety systems:
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ABS (Antilock Brake System)
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Warning!
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ABS
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Warning!
BAS (Brake Assist System)
The following factors increase the risk of
accidents:
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ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
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Excessive speed, especially in turns
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4MATIC (Four Wheel Electronic
Traction System)
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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, ESP®, and
4MATIC (if so equipped) is only
achieved with winter tires
(컄 page 336), or snow chains as required.
The ABS, BAS, ESP®, and 4MATIC (if so
equipped) cannot reduce this risk.
Always adjust your driving style to the
prevailing road and weather conditions.
The Antilock Brake System (ABS) regulates
the brake pressure so that the wheels do
not lock during braking. This allows you to
maintain the ability to steer your vehicle.
The ABS is functional above a speed of approximately 5 mph (8 km/h) independent
of road surface conditions.
On slippery road surfaces, the ABS will
respond even to light brake pressure.
The - indicator lamp in the instrument
cluster (컄 page 24) comes on when you
switch on the ignition. It goes out when the
engine is running.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Braking
Emergency brake maneuver
At the instant one of the wheels is about to
lock up, a slight pulsation can be felt in the
brake pedal, indicating that the ABS is in
the regulating mode.
왘
왘
Keep firm and steady pressure on the
brake pedal while experiencing the
pulsation.
Continuous steady brake pedal pressure
yields the advantages provided by the ABS,
namely braking power and ability to steer
the vehicle.
The pulsating brake pedal can be an
indication of hazardous road conditions
and functions as a reminder to take extra
care while driving.
BAS
Keep continuous full pressure on the
brake pedal.
Warning!
G
The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking or steering efficiency
beyond that afforded by the condition of the
vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. The ABS cannot prevent accidents,
including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, following another vehicle too
closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABS equipped
vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 350) and (컄 page 360).
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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.
Warning!
G
If the BAS is malfunctioning, the brake system is still functioning normally, but without
the additional brake boost available that
BAS would normally provide in an emergency braking maneuver. Therefore, the braking
distance may increase.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Warning!
G
The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking efficiency beyond that
afforded by the condition of the vehicle
brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
The BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, following another vehicle too closely,
or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The
capabilities of a BAS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
ESP®
Warning!
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) is
operational as soon as the engine is running and 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 the engine output, the ESP®
works to stabilize the vehicle. The ESP® is
especially useful while driving off and on
wet or slippery road surfaces. The ESP®
also stabilizes the vehicle during braking
maneuvers.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
speedometer flashes when the ESP® is
engaged.
G
Never switch off the ESP® when you see the
ESP® warning lamp v flashing in the
speedometer. In this case, proceed as
follows:
앫
While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
앫
While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
앫
Adapt your speed and driving style to
the prevailing road conditions.
Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
The ESP® cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speed.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
speedometer comes on when you switch
on the ignition. It goes out when the engine
is running.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Warning!
G
The ESP® cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase the traction afforded. The ESP®
cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns or
hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The
capabilities of an ESP® equipped vehicle
must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the
user’s safety or the safety of others.
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The ESP® will only function properly if
you use wheels of the recommended
tire size (컄 page 432).
Switching off the ESP®
!
Vehicles without 4MATIC:
Because of the ESP®’s automatic
operation, the engine must be turned
off (SmartKey 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
brake system.
For information on vehicles with
4MATIC, see “Four wheel electronic
traction system (4MATIC) with the
ESP®” (컄 page 92).
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 354) and (컄 page 360).
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Warning!
G
The ESP® should not be switched off during
normal driving other than in the circumstances described below. Disabling of the
system will reduce vehicle stability in standard driving maneuvers.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a Minispare wheel is mounted.
To improve the vehicle’s traction, turn off
the ESP® in driving situations where it
would be advantageous to have the drive
wheels spin and thus cut into surfaces for
better grip such as:
앫
when driving with snow chains
앫
in deep snow
앫
in sand or gravel
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
!
®
Turn on the ESP immediately if the
aforementioned circumstances do not
apply anymore.
The switch is located on the upper part of
the center console.
the ESP® does not stabilize the vehicle
앫
the engine output is not limited, which
allows the drive wheels to spin and
thus cut into surfaces for better grip
앫
the traction control will still brake a
spinning wheel
앫
the ESP® continues to operate when
you are braking
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When the ESP® is switched off and one
or more drive wheels are spinning, the
ESP® warning lamp v in the speedometer flashes. However, the ESP® will
then not stabilize the vehicle.
G
When the ESP® warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP® is
switched off.
When you switch off the ESP®
앫
Warning!
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions and to the non-operating
status of the ESP®.
!
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an
extended period with the ESP®
switched off. This may cause serious
damage to the drivetrain which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
1 ESP® switch (off/on)
왘
With the engine running, press
switch 1.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
speedometer comes on.
The ESP® is deactivated.
Switching on the ESP®
왘
Press ESP® switch 1.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
speedometer goes out.
You are now again in normal driving
mode with the ESP® switched on.
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Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Four wheel electronic traction system
(4MATIC) with the ESP®
Models with all-wheel-drive only.
The 4MATIC improves vehicle’s ability to
use available traction, e.g. during winter
operation in mountains under snowy
conditions, by applying power to all four
wheels.
Warning!
G
If you see the ESP® warning lamp v
flashing in the speedometer, proceed as follows:
앫
While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible
앫
While driving, ease up on the accelerator
앫
Adapt your speed and driving style to
the prevailing road conditions
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Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
The ESP® cannot prevent accidents resulting from excessive speed.
!
Do not tow with one axle raised.
Otherwise the transfer case can be
damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
!
Performance testing must only be conducted on a two-axle dynamometer.
Otherwise the transfer case can be
damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
!
Because of the ESP®’s automatic
operation, the engine must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0
or 1) when the parking brake is being
tested on a brake test dynamometer.
Active braking action through ESP®
may otherwise seriously damage the
front or rear axle brake system.
Operational tests with the engine
running can only be conducted on a
two-axle dynamometer.
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At highly demanding operating conditions, the electronic traction system
may temporarily switch off to prevent
overheating of the drive wheel brakes.
The message unavailable
See Operator’s Manual will then
appear in the multifunction display
while the ESP® warning lamp v is
flashing. The ESP® is still functioning
normally.
Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
왔 Anti-theft systems
Immobilizer
Anti-theft alarm system*
The immobilizer prevents unauthorized
persons from starting your vehicle.
Once the alarm system has been armed, a
visual and audible alarm is triggered when
someone opens
Activating
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
Deactivating
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
The alarm will stay on even if the activating element (e. g. a door) is immediately closed.
앫
a door
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앫
the trunk
앫
the hood
If the alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call to the Response
Center is initiated automatically by the
Tele Aid system* (컄 page 265) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to
and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage
are available.
The alarm system will also be triggered
when
앫
someone attempts to raise the vehicle
Starting the engine will also deactivate
the immobilizer.
앫
opening the vehicle with the
mechanical key
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).
앫
someone opens a door from the inside
앫
someone opens the trunk with the
emergency release button
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Arming the alarm system
The indicator lamp is in the switch for the
tow-away alarm* in the center console.
왘
Lock your vehicle with the SmartKey.
Disarming the alarm system
The turn signal lamps flash three times
to indicate that the alarm system is
activated.
왘
The turn signal lamps flash once to
indicate that the alarm system is disarmed.
Indicator lamp 1 begins to flash after
approximately 30 seconds after arming
the alarm system.
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The alarm system will rearm automatically after approximately 40 seconds if
neither a door nor the trunk lid was
opened.
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If the turn signal lamps do not flash
three times, one of the following
elements may not be properly closed:
1 Indicator lamp
앫
a door
Canceling the alarm
앫
the trunk
To cancel the alarm:
앫
the hood
왘
Close the respective element and lock
the vehicle again.
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
SmartKey.
or
왘
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Unlock your vehicle with the SmartKey.
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Tow-away alarm*
Once the tow-away alarm is armed, a visual
and audible alarm will be triggered when
someone attempts to raise the vehicle.
Arming tow-away alarm
왘
Lock your vehicle with the SmartKey.
The tow-away alarm is automatically
armed after about 30 seconds.
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The tow-away protection alarm is
triggered, for example, if the vehicle is
lifted on one side.
When you unlock your vehicle, the
tow-away protection disarms
automatically. The tow-away alarm
remains disarmed until you lock the
vehicle again.
If the alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call to the Response
Center is initiated automatically by the
Tele Aid system* (컄 page 265) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to
and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage
are available.
The switch is located on the center
console.
Disarming tow-away alarm
To prevent triggering the tow-away alarm,
switch off the tow-away alarm feature
before towing the vehicle, or when parking
on a surface subject to movement, such as
a ferry or auto train.
1 Tow-away alarm off switch
2 Indicator lamp
왘
Switch off ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
컄컄
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
컄컄
왘
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Canceling the alarm
You cannot disarm the tow-away alarm
while the ignition is switched on.
To cancel the alarm:
Press tow-away alarm deactivation
switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 in tow-away alarm
deactivation switch comes on briefly.
왘
Exit your vehicle.
왘
Lock your vehicle with the SmartKey.
The tow-away alarm remains disarmed
until you lock your vehicle again.
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왘
Press the Œ or ‹ button on the
SmartKey.
or
왘
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Seats
Memory function*
Lighting
Instrument cluster
Control system
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission*
Good visibility
Climate control
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Audio system
Power windows
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Driving systems
Loading
Useful features
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
In the “Controls in detail” section you will
find detailed information on how to operate the equipment installed 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.
For more information on locking and
unlocking, see “Getting started”
(컄 page 32) and (컄 page 57).
SmartKey
Your vehicle comes supplied with two
SmartKeys, each with remote control and
a removable mechanical key.
The locking tabs for the mechanical key
portion of the two SmartKeys are a
different color to help distinguish each
SmartKey unit.
The SmartKey provides an extended operating range. To prevent theft, however, it is
advisable to only unlock the vehicle when
you are in close proximity to it.
The SmartKey centrally locks and unlocks:
앫
the doors
앫
the trunk
앫
the fuel filler flap
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Opening button for trunk
3 Mechanical key locking tab
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button* (컄 page 86)
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Canada only:
Only vehicles equipped with an
anti-theft alarm system* have
SmartKeys with integrated panic
button 6.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. It is possible
for children to open a locked door from the
inside, which could result in an accident
and/or serious injury.
!
To prevent possible malfunction, avoid
exposing the SmartKey to high levels of
electromagnetic radiation.
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USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
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You can also open or close the power
windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof*
using the SmartKey, see “Summer
opening feature” (컄 page 243) and
“Convenience closing feature”
(컄 page 243).
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Factory setting
Global unlocking
왘
Global locking
왘
With the hood, trunk and all doors
closed, all turn signal lamps flash three
times. The locking knobs in the doors
move down. The anti-theft alarm system* is armed.
Press button Œ.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system* is
disarmed.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
and reactivate the anti-theft alarm
system* within approximately 40 seconds
of unlocking if:
앫
neither a door nor the trunk is opened
앫
the SmartKey is not inserted in the
starter switch
앫
the central locking switch is not
activated
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Press button ‹.
The SmartKey will then function as follows:
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
왘
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knob in the driver’s door moves
up. The anti-theft alarm system* is
disarmed.
Selective setting
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the SmartKey so that
pressing Œ only unlocks the driver’s
door and the fuel filler flap.
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds.
Battery check lamp 5 flashes twice.
Press button Πonce.
Global unlocking
왘
Press button Πtwice.
All turn signal lamps flash once. The
locking knobs in the doors move up.
The anti-theft alarm system* is
disarmed.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Global locking
!
Checking the batteries
왘
If you can no longer lock or unlock the
vehicle with the SmartKey, then either
the batteries in the SmartKey are discharged, the SmartKey is malfunctioning or the vehicle battery is drained.
왘
Press button ‹.
With the trunk and all doors closed, all
turn signal lamps flash three times. The
locking knobs in the doors move down.
The anti-theft alarm system* is armed.
앫
Restoring to factory setting
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 6 seconds until battery check lamp 5 flashes twice.
앫
The SmartKey is set to factory setting
again.
Press button ‹ or Œ.
Battery check lamp 5 comes on
briefly to indicate that the SmartKey
batteries are in order.
Check the batteries in the
SmartKey (컄 page 101) and
replace them if necessary
(컄 page 396).
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Use the mechanical key to unlock
the driver’s door (컄 page 389) and
the trunk (컄 page 390).
Replace the batteries (컄 page 396).
앫
Use the mechanical key to lock the
driver’s door (컄 page 390) and the
trunk (컄 page 106).
앫
Have the vehicle battery and the
battery connections checked
(컄 page 412).
If the SmartKey is malfunctioning,
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
If battery check lamp 5 does not
come on briefly during check, then the
SmartKey batteries are discharged.
You can obtain the required batteries
at any authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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If the batteries are checked within
signal range of the vehicle, pressing
the ‹ or Œ button will lock or
unlock the vehicle accordingly.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Unlocking and opening the trunk
Loss of SmartKey or mechanical key
You can unlock and open the trunk
separately.
If you lose a SmartKey or mechanical key,
you should do the following:
A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft
(1.74 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
왘
Have the SmartKey deactivated by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
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.
Press button Š until trunk lid
unlocks and begins to open.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards
automatically. Always make sure there
is sufficient overhead clearance.
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If the trunk does not open, it is still
locked separately (컄 page 106).
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
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If the vehicle has previously been
locked with the SmartKey, opening a
door from the inside will trigger the
anti-theft alarm system*.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
To cancel the alarm, do one of the
following:
Opening the trunk
앫
Opening the trunk from the outside
The trunk opens.
A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft
(1.74 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
!
The handle is located above the rear
license plate recess.
The trunk lid swings open upwards
automatically. Always make sure there
is sufficient overhead clearance.
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
Front doors
왘
왘
Pull on door handle 2 on the
respective front door to open door.
If the trunk does not open, it is still
locked separately (컄 page 106).
The trunk can also be opened using
button Š on the SmartKey or from its
inside in an emergency, see “Trunk emergency release” (컄 page 105).
Rear doors
Pull up locking knob 1 on the
respective rear door to unlock door.
왘
Pull on door handle 2 on the
respective rear door to open door.
Pull on handle 1.
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If door was locked, locking knob 1 will
move up.
왘
The vehicle must be unlocked.
1 Handle
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Opening the trunk from the inside
You can open the trunk from the inside if
the vehicle is stationary.
A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft
(1.74 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
The remote trunk opening switch is located on the driver’s door.
왘
Press switch 1 until the trunk begins
to open.
Closing the trunk
The indicator lamp in the switch
remains lit as long as the trunk is open.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards
automatically. Always make sure there
is sufficient overhead clearance.
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If the trunk does not open, it is still
locked separately (컄 page 106).
1 Remote trunk opening switch with indicator lamp
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The trunk can also be opened using
button Š on the SmartKey or from its
inside in an emergency, see “Trunk emergency release” (컄 page 105).
1 Handle
2 Handles
왘
Lower trunk lid by pulling firmly on
handle 1 or handles 2.
왘
Close trunk lid with hands placed flat
on the trunk lid.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
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.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
an accident and/or serious personal injury.
Warning!
G
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as a blocked visibility,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle
interior.
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Do not place the SmartKey in the open
trunk. You may lock yourself out.
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If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk will lock automatically after closing it. The turn signals will
flash three times to confirm locking.
Trunk emergency release
With the emergency release button, the
trunk can be opened from inside the trunk.
The emergency release button is located
on the inside of the trunk lid.
1 Emergency release button
왘
Briefly press emergency release
button 1.
The trunk unlocks and the trunk lid
opens.
!
The trunk lid swings open upwards
automatically.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Illumination of the emergency release
button:
앫
앫
The button flashes 30 minutes after
opening the trunk.
The button flashes 60 minutes after
closing the trunk.
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The emergency release button unlocks
and opens the trunk while the vehicle is
standing still or in motion.
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Valet locking
If the vehicle has previously been
locked with the SmartKey, opening the
trunk from the inside using the emergency release button will trigger the
anti-theft alarm system*.
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To deny any unauthorized person access to the trunk, lock it separately
with the mechanical key. Leave only
the SmartKey less its mechanical key
with the vehicle.
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.
The lock is located next to the handle
above the rear license plate recess.
The emergency release button does
not open the trunk lid if the vehicle
battery is discharged or disconnected.
1 Neutral position
2 Locked
왘
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Close the trunk (컄 page 104).
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
왘
Pull the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 389).
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
왘
Turn the mechanical key clockwise to
position 2 and remove the mechanical key in that position to lock the
trunk.
The trunk remains locked even when the
vehicle is centrally unlocked.
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You can only cancel the separate trunk
locking mode by means of the
mechanical key.
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
왘
Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise to neutral position 1 and remove
the mechanical key in that position to
unlock the trunk.
You can now open the trunk
(컄 page 103).
Automatic central locking
Locking and unlocking from the inside
The doors and the trunk automatically lock
when the ignition is switched on and the
wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of
approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or more.
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
trunk from inside using the central locking
or unlocking switch. This can be useful, for
example, if you want to lock the vehicle
before starting to drive.
You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
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The doors unlock automatically after an
accident if the force of the impact
exceeds a preset threshold.
To prevent the vehicle door locks from
locking, deactivate the automatic
central locking when the vehicle
앫
is pushed or towed
앫
is on a test stand
You cannot lock or unlock the fuel filler flap
with the central locking or unlocking
switch.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
an accident and/or serious personal injury.
You can deactivate the automatic locking
mode using the control system, see “Set
automatic locking” (컄 page 152).
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
The switches are located in the center
console.
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Locking
You can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
왘
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked using the SmartKey, it will not
unlock using the central unlocking
switch 2.
If the vehicle was previously locked
with the central locking switch 1
1 Central locking switch
2 Central unlocking switch
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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.
Press central locking switch 1.
If all doors are closed, the vehicle
locks.
Unlocking
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Press central unlocking switch 2.
The vehicle unlocks.
Controls in detail
Seats
왔 Seats
For information on seat adjustment, see
“Adjusting” (컄 page 35).
Front seat active head restraints
Warning!
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye
level. This will reduce the potential for injury
to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are
intended to help reduce injuries during an
accident.
You cannot remove the active head restraints on the driver’s and passenger’s
seat.
For removal of the active head restraints
we recommend that you contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Rear seat head restraints
Warning!
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For safety reasons, always drive with the
rear head restraints in the upright position
when the rear seats are occupied.
Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as
possible.
Keep the area around head restraints clear
of articles (e.g. clothing) to not obstruct the
folding operation of the head restraints.
For information on head restraint
adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 35).
For information on active head restraints,
see “Active head restraint” (컄 page 73).
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Controls in detail
Seats
Head restraint height (rear outer seats)
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Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as
possible.
Warning!
Folding head restraints back with
release button
The rear seat head restraints can be folded
backward for increased visibility.
G
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
1 Release button
Raising
왘
Manually adjust the height of the head
restraint by pulling it upward.
If the head restraint is fully retracted,
push release button 1 and pull the
head restraint out.
Lowering
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To lower the head restraint, push
release button 1 and push down on
the head restraint.
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Adjust head restraint so that the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye
level. This will reduce the potential for injury
to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are
intended to help reduce injuries during an
accident.
1 Release button
왘
Push release button 1.
The head restraint will fold backward.
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You can also fold the rear outer seat
head restraints back using the switch
in the center console (컄 page 111).
Controls in detail
Seats
Folding head restraints back with
switch in the center console
Placing head restraints upright
Head restraint tilt (rear outer seats)
Two different head restraint angle
positions are available:
왘
Press the release button (컄 page 110)
and tilt the head restraint to the
desired position.
Removing and installing rear seat head
restraints (rear outer seats)
왘
1 Switch for rear seat head restraints
Pull the head restraint forward until it
locks into position.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 48).
왘
Press switch 1.
Warning!
The rear seat head restraints will fold
backward.
Make sure the head restraints engage when
placing them upright. Otherwise their
protective function cannot be assured.
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Adjust the head restraint in such a way
that it is as close to the head as
possible.
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The rear center seat head restraint
cannot be removed.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Warning!
Lumbar support*
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The curvature of the driver’s seat can be
adjusted to help enhance lower back support and seating comfort.
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that the head restraint supports the back of the head at eye
level. This will reduce the potential for injury
to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
Do not interchange head restraints from
front and rear seat.
1 Release button
Removing rear seat head restraints
왘
Fold back head restraint (컄 page 110).
왘
Pull head restraint to its highest
position.
왘
Push release button 1 and pull out
head restraint.
Installing rear seat head restraints
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Insert head restraint and push it down
until it engages.
왘
Push button 1 and adjust head
restraint to desired position.
1 Adjustment lever
왘
Move adjustment lever 1 in the direction of arrows until you have reached a
comfortable seating position.
Controls in detail
Seats
Multicontour seats* (Canada only)
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This driver’s multicontour seat has a movable seat cushion and inflatable air cushions built into the backrest to provide
additional lumbar and side support.
Seat cushion depth
The seat cushion movement, backrest
cushion height and curvature can be
continuously varied with switches on the
side of the seat after switching on ignition.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
Adjust the seat cushion depth to the
length of your upper leg using
switch 1.
Seat heating*
The switches for the front seats are
located in the center console.
Backrest contour
왘
Adjust the contour of the backrest to
the desired position using switches 2
and 3.
Backrest side bolsters
왘
Adjust the backrest side bolsters so
that they provide good lateral support
using switch 4.
1 Seat heating switch
2 Indicator lamps
1 Seat cushion depth
2 Backrest bottom
3 Backrest center
4 Backrest side bolster adjustment
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Controls in detail
Seats
The red indicator lamps 2 in the switch
show the heating level selected.
Three indicator lamps on
(highest level).
After approximately 5 minutes,
seat heating is automatically
switched to level 2.
2
Two indicator lamps on.
After approximately 10 minutes,
seat heating is automatically
switched to level 1.
1
One indicator lamp on (lowest
level).
After approximately 20 minutes,
seat heating is automatically
switched off.
off
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
Switching on seat heating
Level
3
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No indicator lamp on.
왘
Press switch 1 once.
Three red indicator lamps 2 in the
switch come on.
왘
Continue pressing switch 1 until
desired seat heating level is reached.
Switching off seat heating
왘
Press switch 1 repeatedly until all
indicator lamps 2 go out.
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If one or more of the indicator
lamps 2 on the seat heating switch
are flashing, there is insufficient voltage due to too many electrical consumers are turned on. The seat heating
switches off automatically.
The seat heating will switch back on
again automatically as soon as
sufficient voltage is available.
Controls in detail
Memory function*
왔 Memory function*
Prior to operating the vehicle, the driver
should check and adjust the seat height,
seat position fore and aft, and seat backrest angle if necessary, to ensure adequate
control, reach and comfort. The head restraint should also be adjusted for proper
height. See also the section on air bags
(컄 page 63) for proper seat positioning.
With the memory function you can store up
to three different settings.
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Driver’s seat, backrest and head
restraint position
In addition, adjust the steering wheel to
ensure adequate control, reach, operation
and comfort. Both the interior and exterior
rear view mirrors should be adjusted for
adequate rear vision.
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Steering wheel position
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Exterior rear view mirrors
Fasten seat belts. Infants and small children should be seated in a properly secured restraint system that complies with
U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standards 213 and 225 and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213
and 210.2.
The following settings are stored for the
driver’s seat when using the buttons on the
driver’s door:
The following settings are stored for the
front passenger seat when using the buttons (if so equipped depending on vehicle
equipment configuration) on the passenger door:
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Front passenger seat, backrest and
head restraint position
Warning!
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Do not activate the memory function while
driving. Activating the memory function
while driving could cause the driver to lose
control of the vehicle.
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Controls in detail
Memory function*
The memory button and memory position
switch are located on the door.
Storing positions into memory
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1 Memory button
2 Memory position switch
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
or
왘
Open the respective door.
Recalling positions from memory
Adjust the seat, steering wheel and
exterior rear view mirrors to the
desired position (컄 page 35).
왘
Turn memory position switch 2 to the
desired memory position.
왘
Press memory button 1.
왘
Release memory button 1 and press
memory position switch 2 within
3 seconds.
All settings are stored to the selected
position.
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Do not operate the power seats using
the memory button if the seat backrest
is in an excessively reclined position.
Doing so could cause damage to front
or rear seats.
왘
Turn memory position switch 2 to the
desired memory position.
왘
Press and hold memory position
switch 2 until the seat, steering wheel
and exterior rear view mirrors have
completely moved to the stored
positions.
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Releasing the memory position switch
stops movement to the stored
positions immediately.
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Controls in detail
Memory function*
왘
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror is selected.
For easier parking, you can adjust the
passenger-side exterior rear view mirror so
that you can see the right rear wheel as
soon as you engage reverse gear R.
For information on activating the parking
position feature, see “Activating exterior
rear view mirror parking position*”
(컄 page 172).
Press button 3.
1 Memory button
2 Adjustment button
3 Passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror button
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Adjust the exterior rear view mirror
with button 2 so that you see the rear
wheel and the road curb.
왘
Press memory button 1.
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Within 3 seconds, press bottom of adjustment button 2.
The parking position is stored if the
mirror does not move.
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If the mirror does move, repeat the
above steps. After the setting is stored,
you can move the mirror again.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
For information on how to switch on the
headlamps and use the turn signals, see
“Switching on headlamps” (컄 page 52)
and “Turn signals” (컄 page 53).
Exterior lamp switch
The exterior lamp switch is located on the
dashboard to the left of the steering wheel.
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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.
M Off
Daytime running lamp mode
(컄 page 120)
U Automatic headlamp mode
Daytime running lamp mode
(컄 page 120)
C Parking lamps (also tail lamps,
license plate lamps, side marker
lamps, instrument panel lamps)
B Low beam headlamps (or high
beam headlamps when the
combination switch is pushed
forward) and parking lamps
Exterior lamp switch
ˆ Standing lamps, right (turn left one
stop)
‚ Standing lamps, left (turn left two
stops)
‡ Indicator lamp for front fog lamps
† Indicator lamp for rear fog lamp
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Controls in detail
Lighting
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With the SmartKey removed from the
starter switch and the driver’s door
open, a warning sounds if the parking
lamps or low beam headlamps are
switched on.
The message Switch off lights.
appears in the multifunction display.
Manual headlamp mode
The low beam headlamps and the parking
lamps can be switched on and off with the
exterior lamp switch.
Automatic headlamp mode
The following lamps switch on and off
automatically depending on the brightness
of the ambient light:
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Low beam headlamps
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Tail and parking lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
Warning!
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If the exterior lamp switch is set to U,
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the headlamps may switch off unexpectedly when the system senses bright
ambient light, for example light from
oncoming traffic.
the headlamps will not be automatically
switched on under foggy conditions.
To minimize risk to you and to others,
activate headlamps by turning exterior lamp
switch to B when driving or when traffic
and/or ambient lighting conditions require
you to do so.
In low ambient lighting conditions, only
switch from position U to B with the
vehicle at a standstill in a safe location.
Switching from U to B will briefly
switch off the headlamps. Doing so while
driving in low ambient lighting conditions
may result in an accident.
The automatic headlamp feature is only an
aid to the driver. The driver is responsible for
the operation of the vehicle’s lights at all
times.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U.
With the SmartKey in starter switch
position 1, only the parking lamps will
switch on and off automatically.
When the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps, the tail and parking
lamps, the license plate lamps, and the
side marker lamps will switch on and
off automatically.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Daytime running lamp mode
Canada only:
USA only:
왘
The daytime running lamp mode is mandatory and therefore in a constant mode.
By default, the daytime running lamp mode
is deactivated. Activate the daytime
running lamp mode using the control
system, see “Set daytime running lamp
mode (USA only)” (컄 page 149).
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M or U.
When the engine is running, the low beam
headlamps are switched on.
In low ambient light conditions, the
following lamps will switch on additionally:
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Tail and parking lamps
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License plate lamps
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Side marker lamps
For nighttime driving you should turn the
exterior lamp switch to position B to
permit activation of the high beam headlamps.
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With the daytime running lamp mode
activated and the exterior lamp switch
in position M, the high beam headlamps cannot be switched on.
The high beam flasher is available at all
times.
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Vehicles with automatic transmission*:
When the engine is running, and you shift
from a driving position to position N or P,
the low beam headlamps will switch off
with a three-minute delay.
When the engine is running, and you
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turn the exterior lamp switch to
position C, the parking lamps
switch on additionally.
turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B, the manual headlamp
mode has priority over the daytime
running lamp mode.
The corresponding exterior lamps
switch on (컄 page 118).
When the engine is running, and you turn
the exterior lamp switch to position C
or B, the manual headlamp mode has
priority over the daytime running lamp
mode.
The corresponding exterior lamps switch
on (컄 page 118).
Controls in detail
Lighting
Locator lighting and night security
illumination
The locator lighting and the night security
illumination are described in the “Control
system” section, see “Set locator lighting”
(컄 page 150) and “Setting night security
illumination” (컄 page 151).
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Front fog lamps
Fog lamps will operate with the parking
lamps and/or the low beam headlamps
on. Fog lamps should only be used in
conjunction with low beam headlamps.
Consult your State or Province Motor
Vehicle Regulations regarding permissible lamp operation.
왘
Switch on the low beam headlamps
(컄 page 118).
왘
Pull out the exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
The front fog lamps switch on.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
exterior lamp switch comes on
(컄 page 118).
Fog lamps
Warning!
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In low ambient lighting or foggy conditions,
only switch from position U to B with
the vehicle at a standstill in a safe location.
Switching from U to B will briefly
switch off the headlamps. Doing so while
driving in low ambient lighting conditions
may result in an accident.
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Fog lamps cannot be switched on with
the exterior lamp switch in
position U. For switching on the fog
lamps, turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B first.
왘
Push in the exterior lamp switch.
The front fog lamps switch off.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
exterior lamp switch goes out.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Rear fog lamp (driver’s side only)
왘
Switch on the front fog lamps
(컄 page 121).
왘
Pull out the exterior lamp switch to
second stop.
Combination switch
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
High beam
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B or U (컄 page 118).
왘
Push the combination switch in
direction of arrow 1 to switch on the
high beam.
The rear fog lamp is switched on.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
comes on (컄 page 24).
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
exterior lamp switch comes on
(컄 page 118).
왘
왘
Push in the exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
The rear fog lamp switches off.
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
exterior lamp switch goes out.
Combination switch
Pull the combination switch in direction
of arrow 2 to its original position to
switch off the high beam.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
goes out.
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
The front fog lamps remain lit.
High beam flasher
왘
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Pull the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 2.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
(C 280, C 350 4MATIC: with Bi-Xenon*
headlamps)
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps improve illumination of the road into which
you are turning.
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
operate with the engine running and with
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the exterior lamp switch in
position B (컄 page 118)
or
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the exterior lamp switch in
position U (컄 page 118)
or
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the daytime running lamp mode
activated (컄 page 120)
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Corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
only come on in low ambient lighting
conditions.
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps
will come on automatically depending
on the steering angle, even if you did
not switch on either turn signal. If the
corner-illuminating front fog lamps
came on automatically, they will also
go out automatically depending on the
steering angle.
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps
function is not available at a vehicle
speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).
Driving forward
Switching on corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
왘
Depending on whether you are turning
left or right, switch on the left or right
turn signal (컄 page 53).
The respective front fog lamp comes on
and illuminates the road onto which
you are turning.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Switching off corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
The combination switch for the turn signal
resets automatically after major steering
wheel movements. This will switch off the
corner-illuminating front fog lamps if they
were activated by switching on the left or
right turn signal.
If the turn signal should stay on after making the turn, the turn signal and cornering
fog lamp can be switched off by returning
the combination switch to its original position.
Driving rearward
Hazard warning flasher
Switching on corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
The hazard warning flasher can be
switched on at all times, even with the
SmartKey removed from the starter
switch.
왘
Place the gear selector lever (manual
transmission: gearshift lever) in
position R.
The inverse front fog lamp comes on
automatically depending on the
steering direction and steering angle.
The hazard warning flasher switches on
automatically when an air bag deploys.
The hazard warning flasher switch is
located on the upper part of the center
console.
Switching off corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
왘
Place the gear selector lever (manual
transmission: gearshift lever) out of
position R.
The respective front fog lamp goes out.
1 Hazard warning flasher switch
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Switching on hazard warning flasher
왘
Press hazard warning flasher
switch 1.
Interior lighting
Automatic control
The controls are located in the overhead
control panel.
Activating
All turn signals are flashing.
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Press hazard warning flasher switch 1
again.
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If the hazard warning flasher has been
activated automatically, press hazard
warning flasher switch 1 once to
switch it off.
Press rocker switch 3 to center
position.
Interior lamps are switched on in
darkness, when you
With the hazard warning flasher
activated and the combination switch
set for either left or right turn, only the
respective turn signals will operate
when the SmartKey is in the starter
switch position 1 or 2.
Switching off hazard warning flasher
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1 Rear interior lights on/off
2 Right front reading lamp on/off
3 Rocker switch for automatic control
system
4 Left front reading lamp on/off
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Leaving an interior light switch in the
ON position for extended periods of
time with the engine turned off could
result in a discharged battery.
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unlock the vehicle
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open a door
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remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
The interior lamps are switched off after a
preset time, see “Set interior lighting delayed shut-off” (컄 page 152).
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If the door remains open, the interior
lamps switch off automatically after
approximately 5 minutes, when the
SmartKey is removed or in starter
switch position 0.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Deactivating
Switching rear interior lights on and off
왘
왘
Press the = symbol on rocker
switch 3.
The interior lighting remains switched
off, even when you
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unlock the vehicle
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open a door
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remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
왘
Press the W symbol on rocker
switch 3.
The front interior lights come on.
왘
Press rocker switch 3 to center
position to activate the automatic
control.
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The lights in the rear passenger
compartment go out.
The entry lamp switches off automatically
when the door is closed.
Switching front reading lamp on and off
Manual control
왘
Press button V again.
The appropriate door entry lamp switches
on if a door is opened in darkness and if
the interior lighting is switched to automatic function.
The lights in the rear passenger
compartment come on.
왘
Switching all front interior lights on and
off
Press button V.
Press right or left button X.
The right reading lamp comes on.
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Door entry lamps
Press right or left button X again.
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If you turn the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 0 and switch off the
exterior headlamps, the door entry
lamps will remain lit for approximately
5 minutes.
The right reading lamp goes out.
Trunk lamp
The trunk lamp switches on if the trunk is
opened.
If you leave the trunk open for an extended
period of time, the trunk lamp will switch
off automatically after approximately
10 minutes.
Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
왔 Instrument cluster
For a full view illustration of the instrument
cluster, see “At a glance” (컄 page 24).
Instrument cluster illumination
Use reset button 1 to adjust the
illumination brightness for the instrument
cluster.
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The instrument cluster illumination is
dimmed or brightened automatically to
suit ambient light conditions.
1 Reset button
The instrument cluster is activated when
you
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open a door
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switch on ignition (컄 page 33)
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press reset button 1
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switch on the exterior lighting
The instrument cluster illumination will
also be adjusted automatically when
you switch on the vehicle’s exterior
lamps.
To brighten illumination
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Turn reset button 1 clockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
brighten.
To dim illumination
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Turn reset button 1 counterclockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
dim.
You can change the instrument cluster
settings in the Instrument cluster submenu
of the control system (컄 page 143).
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Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
Coolant temperature gauge
The coolant temperature gauge is on the
left side in the instrument cluster
(컄 page 24).
Warning!
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Driving when your engine is badly
overheated can cause some fluids which
may have leaked into the engine
compartment to catch fire. You could be
seriously burned.
Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns and can occur just
by opening the hood. Stay away from
the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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During severe operating conditions, e.g.
stop-and-go traffic, the coolant temperature may rise close to 248°F (120°C).
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature above 248°F
(120°C). Doing so may cause serious engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Trip odometer
왘
Make sure you are viewing the trip
odometer and main odometer in the
multifunction display (컄 page 130).
왘
If it is not displayed, press button è
or ÿ on the multifunction steering
wheel (컄 page 131) until the trip
odometer appears in the multifunction
display.
왘
Press and hold the reset button in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 127) until
the trip odometer is reset.
Controls in detail
Instrument cluster
Tachometer
The red marking on the tachometer
(컄 page 24) denotes excessive engine
speed.
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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.
Outside temperature indicator
Warning!
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The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose.
Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road surface is free of ice. The road may still be icy,
especially in wooded areas or on bridges.
The outside temperature is indicated in the
multifunction display (컄 page 130).
The temperature sensor is located in the
front bumper area. Due to its location, the
sensor can be affected by road or engine
heat during idling or slow driving. Therefore, the accuracy of the displayed temperature can only be verified by comparison to
a thermometer placed next to the sensor,
not by comparison to external displays
(e.g. bank signs, etc.).
When moving the vehicle into colder ambient temperatures (e.g. when leaving your
garage), you will notice a delay before the
lower temperature is displayed.
A delay also occurs when ambient temperatures rise. This prevents inaccurate temperature indications caused by heat
radiated from the engine during idling or
slow driving.
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Controls in detail
Control system
The control system is activated as soon as
the SmartKey in the starter switch is
turned to position 1. The control system
enables you to
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call up information about your vehicle
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change vehicle settings
For example, you can use the control
system to find out when your vehicle is
next due for service, to set the language
for messages in the instrument cluster
display, and much more.
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The displays for the audio systems
(radio, CD player) will appear in English,
regardless of the language selected.
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Warning!
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Multifunction display
A driver’s attention to the road and traffic
conditions must always be his/her primary
focus when driving.
For your safety and the safety of others,
selecting features through the multifunction
steering wheel should only be done by the
driver when traffic and road conditions
permit it to be done safely.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
The control system relays information to
the multifunction display.
1 Trip odometer
2 Main odometer
3 Current program mode (automatic
transmission*)
4 Current gear selector lever
position/gear range (automatic transmission*)
5 Digital clock
6 Status indicator (outside temperature/digital speedometer)
Controls in detail
Control system
Multifunction steering wheel
The displays in the multifunction display
and the settings in the control system are
controlled by the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel.
1 Multifunction display
Operating the control system
2 Selecting the submenu or setting
the volume:
Press button
æ up/to increase
ç down/to decrease
3 Telephone*:
Press button
s to take a call
t to end a call
4 Menu systems:
Press button
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
j for next display
Pressing any of the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel will alter what is
shown in the multifunction display.
The information available in the multifunction display is arranged in menus, each
containing a number of functions or submenus.
The individual functions are then found
within the relevant menu (radio or CD operations under AUDIO, for example). These
functions serve to call up relevant information or to customize the settings for your
vehicle.
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C 230 Sport and C 350 Sport:
Steering wheel in these vehicles will
vary from steering wheel shown.
However, multifunction steering wheel
symbols and feature description apply
to Sport models as well.
k for previous display
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It is helpful to think of the menus, and the
functions within each menu, as being
arranged in a circular pattern.
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If you press button è or ÿ
repeatedly, you will pass through each
menu one after the other.
앫
If you press button k or j
repeatedly, you will pass through each
function display, one after the other, in
the current menu.
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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
“Submenus in the Settings menu”
(컄 page 141).
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The number of menus available in the system depends on which optional equipment
is installed in your vehicle.
The first function displayed in each
menu will automatically show you
which part of the system you are in.
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.
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Menus
This is what you will see when you scroll
through the menus.
The table on the next page provides an
overview of the individual menus.
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Commands/submenus
Menus, submenus and functions
Menu 1
Menu 2
Menu 3
Menu 4
Menu 5
Menu 6
Menu 7
Standard
display
AUDIO
NAV*
Vehicle status
message memory
Settings
Trip computer
Telephone*
(컄 page 135)
(컄 page 136)
(컄 page 138)
(컄 page 138)
(컄 page 140)
(컄 page 155)
(컄 page 157)
Run Flat
Indicator*
(Canada only)
Select radio
station
Show route guidance instructions,
current direction
traveled
Call up vehicle malfunc- Reset to
tion, warning and sys- factory
tem status messages settings
stored in memory1
Digital speedSelect satellite
ometer or outradio station*
side temperature (USA only)
Instrument
cluster submenu
Fuel consumption Search for
statistics since
name in
the last reset
phone book
Call up maintenance service
display
Time/Date
submenu
Call up range
Operate
CD player*
Lighting
submenu
Vehicle
submenu
Convenience
submenu
1
Fuel consumption Load phone
statistics after
book
start
The vehicle status message memory menu is only displayed if there is a message stored.
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Standard display menu
The following functions are available:
In the standard display, the main odometer
and the trip odometer are shown in the
multifunction display.
Function
Page
Run Flat Indicator* (Canada
only)
317
Call up digital speedometer or
outside temperature
135
Call up maintenance service
display
338
Display digital speedometer or outside
temperature
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see the digital speedometer.
The current vehicle speed is shown in
the multifunction display.
1 Trip odometer
2 Main odometer
If another display is shown instead of the
standard display:
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the standard display.
왘
Press button k or j to select
the functions in the standard display
menu.
1 Digital speedometer
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Select either the display of the digital
speedometer or the outside temperature indicator (컄 page 144).
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Select radio station
AUDIO menu
The functions in the AUDIO menu operate
the audio equipment which you currently
have turned on.
If no audio equipment is currently turned
on, the message Audio off appears in the
multifunction display.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Select radio station
136
Select satellite radio station*
(USA only)
137
Operate CD player*
137
왘
Turn on the radio (컄 page 202).
Vehicles with COMAND*:
Refer to separate operating
instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the currently tuned station
appears in the multifunction display.
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired station is found.
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You can only store new stations using
the corresponding feature on the radio
(컄 page 210).
Vehicles with COMAND*:
Refer to separate operating
instructions.
You can also operate the radio in the
usual manner.
1 Waveband setting
2 Station frequency
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Select satellite radio station*
(USA only)
The satellite radio is treated as a radio
application.
왘
Select satellite radio with the
corresponding soft key (SAT) in the
radio menu.
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired channel is found.
Operate the CD player*
왘
Turn on the radio and select the
CD player or the CD Changer
(컄 page 216).
Vehicles with COMAND*:
Refer to separate operating
instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the CD currently
being played appear in the
multifunction display.
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For more information on satellite radio
operation, see “Introduction to satellite
radio* (USA only)” (컄 page 211).
Vehicles with COMAND*:
Refer to separate operating
instructions.
1 SAT mode and preset number
2 Channel name or number
1 Current CD (for CD changer*)
2 Current track
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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.
NAV* menu
Vehicle status message memory menu
The NAV menu contains the functions
needed to operate your navigation system.
Use the vehicle status message memory
menu to scan malfunction and warning
messages that may be stored in the
system. Such messages appear in the multifunction display and are based on conditions or system status the vehicle’s system
has recorded.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the message NAV appears in the
multifunction display.
앫
If COMAND* is switched off, the message NAV off appears in the multifunction display.
앫
With COMAND* switched on but route
guidance not activated, the direction of
travel and, if available, the name of the
street currently traveled on appear in
the multifunction display.
앫
With COMAND* switched on and route
guidance activated, the direction of
travel and maneuver instructions appear in the multifunction display.
Please refer to the COMAND* manual for
instructions on how to activate the route
guidance system*.
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The vehicle status message memory menu
only appears if there are any messages
stored.
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Malfunction and warning messages are only
indicated for certain systems and are intentionally not very detailed. The malfunction
and warning messages are simply a reminder with respect to the operation of certain
systems and do not replace the owner’s
and/or driver’s responsibility to maintain
the vehicle’s operating safety by having all
required maintenance and safety checks
performed on the vehicle and by bringing
the vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center to address the malfunction and
warning messages (컄 page 358).
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the vehicle status message
memory appears in the multifunction
display.
If the vehicle status message memory
menu does not appear, then there are
no messages stored.
Vehicle status messages have been
recorded
If conditions have occurred causing status
messages to be recorded, the number of
messages appears in the multifunction
display:
1 Number of messages
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왘
Press button k or j.
The stored messages will now be
displayed in the order in which they
have occurred. For malfunction and
warning messages, see “Vehicle status
messages in the multifunction display”
(컄 page 358).
Should the vehicle’s system record any
conditions while driving, the number of
messages will reappear in the multifunction display when the SmartKey in the
starter switch is turned to position 0 or
removed from the starter switch.
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The vehicle status message memory
will be cleared when you turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 1 or 2. You will then only see
high-priority messages in the multifunction display (컄 page 358).
Settings menu
In the Settings menu there are two
functions:
앫
The function Reset to factory
settings, 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 appears in the
multifunction display.
Resetting all settings
You can reset all the functions of all
submenus to the factory settings.
왘
Press the reset button in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 127) for
approximately 3 seconds.
The request to press the reset button
once more to confirm appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press the reset button once more.
The functions of all the submenus will
reset to factory settings.
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Submenus in the Settings menu
The settings you have changed will not
be reset unless you confirm the action
by pressing the reset button a second
time. After approximately 5 seconds,
the Settings menu reappears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button j.
The collection of the submenus
appears in the multifunction display.
For safety reasons, the following
function are not reset while driving:
앫
the Hdlamp mode function in the
Lighting submenu
The submenus are arranged by hierarchy.
Scroll down with button ç, scroll up
with button æ.
With the selection marker on the desired
submenu, use the button j to access
the individual functions within that submenu. Once within the submenu, you can
use the button j to move to the next
function or the button k to move to the
previous function within that submenu.
The settings themselves are made with
button æ or ç.
왘
Press button ç.
The selection marker moves to the next
submenu.
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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
Select speedometer
display mode
Time synchronization with head Set daytime running lamp Set automatic lock- Activate easy-entry/exit
unit*
mode (USA only)
ing
feature
Select language
Set time (hours)
Select display (speed
Set time (minutes)
display or outside
temperature) for status
indicator
Lighting
Set locator lighting
Set night security
illumination
Select automatic time change Set interior lighting de(Daylight Saving Time (DST)
layed shut-off
summer/Standard time winter)
Set date (month)
Set date (day)
Set date (year)
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Vehicle
Convenience
Set parking position for
exterior rear view mirror
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Instrument cluster submenu
Select speedometer display mode
Select language
Access the Instr.Cl. submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Instr.Cl.
submenu to change the instrument cluster
display settings.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.Cl.
submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.Cl.
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Disp.Unit
Speed/odo appears in the multifunction
display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Language appears in
the multifunction display.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Select speedometer display
mode
143
Select language
143
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Select display (speed display or 144
outside temperature) for status
indicator
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왘
Press button æ or ç to set
speedometer unit to Km or Miles.
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Press button æ or ç to select
the language to be used for the
multifunction display messages.
Select display (digital speedometer or
outside temperature) for status
indicator
Available languages:
왘
앫
German (Deutsch)
앫
English (English)
앫
French (francais)
앫
Italian (italiano)
앫
Spanish (Español)
앫
Dutch (Nederlands)
앫
Danish (Dansk)
앫
Swedish (Svenska)
앫
Portuguese (Português)
앫
Turkish (Türkçe)
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왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.Cl.
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Status line
display appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired setting.
The selected display is then shown
continuously in the lower display.
The other display now appears in the
menu of the standard display:
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Digital speedometer
or
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Outside temperature
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Time/Date submenu
Time synchronization with head unit*
Set the time (hours)
Access the Time/Date submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Time/Date
submenu to change the instrument cluster
display settings.
This function can only be seen on vehicles
with COMAND* and navigation module*.
This function can be seen in vehicles with
audio system, or in vehicles with
COMAND* if the time synchronization with
head unit* feature was set to Off.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Time synchro.
w/Head Unit appears in the multifunction display.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Time synchronization with
head unit*
145
Set time (hours)
145
Set time (minutes)
146
Select automatic time change
(Daylight Saving Time (DST)
summer/Standard time winter)
147
Set date (month)
147
Set date (day)
148
Set date (year)
148
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
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Vehicles with COMAND*:
For information on setting the time,
refer to the separate COMAND
operating instructions.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Time Hours appears
in the multifunction display.
컄컄
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired setting.
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The selection marker is on the hour
setting.
Set the time (minutes)
The selection marker is on the minute
setting.
This function can be seen in vehicles with
audio system, or in vehicles with
COMAND* if the time synchronization with
head unit* feature was set to Off.
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Vehicles with COMAND*:
For information on setting the time,
refer to the separate COMAND
operating instructions.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
hour.
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왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Time Minutes
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
minutes.
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Select automatic time change (Daylight
Saving Time (DST) summer/Standard
time winter)
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
This function can be seen in vehicles with
audio system, or in vehicles with
COMAND* if the time synchronization with
head unit* feature was set to Off.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Date Set MM appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Change-over
Summer / Winter time appears in the
multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the month
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select if
the changeover between summer and
winter time should be automatic or
manual.
Set the date (month)
This function can be seen in vehicles with
audio system, or in vehicles with
COMAND* if the time synchronization with
head unit* feature was set to Off.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
month.
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Vehicles with COMAND*:
For information on setting the date,
refer to the separate COMAND
operating instructions.
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Set the date (day)
The selection marker is on the day
setting.
This function can be seen in vehicles with
audio system, or in vehicles with
COMAND* if the time synchronization with
head unit* feature was set to Off.
Set the date (year)
This function can be seen in vehicles with
audio system, or in vehicles with
COMAND* if the time synchronization with
head unit* feature was set to Off.
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Vehicles with COMAND*:
For information on setting the date,
refer to the separate COMAND
operating instructions.
Vehicles with COMAND*:
For information on setting the date,
refer to the separate COMAND
operating instructions.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Date Set day
appears in the multifunction display.
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왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
day.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Date Set YY appears
in the multifunction display.
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The selection marker is on the year
setting.
Lighting submenu
Access the Lighting submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Lighting
submenu to change the lamp and lighting
settings on your vehicle.
Set daytime running lamp mode
(USA only)
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This function is not available in
countries where the daytime running
lamp mode is mandatory and therefore
in a constant mode.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Set daytime running lamp mode 149
(USA only)
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
year.
Set locator lighting
150
Set night security illumination
151
Set interior lighting delayed
shut-off
152
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Hdlamp mode appears
in the multifunction display.
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The selection marker is on the current
setting.
In low ambient light conditions the
following lamps will switch on additionally:
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
With the locator lighting feature activated
and the exterior lamp switch in
position U, the following lamps will
switch on during darkness when the vehicle is unlocked with the SmartKey:
앫
Side marker lamps
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
For more information on the daytime
running lamp mode, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 118).
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
manual operation (Manual) or daytime
running lamp mode (Constant)
activated.
With daytime running lamp mode activated
and the exterior lamp switch in
position M or U, the low beam
headlamps are switched on when the
engine is running.
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Set locator lighting
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For safety reasons, resetting the settings to factory settings (컄 page 140)
while driving will not deactivate the
daytime running lamp mode.
The following message appears in the
multifunction display:
Lighting - Cannot be completely
reset to factory sets. while
driving.
The locator lighting switches off when the
driver’s door is opened.
If you do not open a door after unlocking
the vehicle with the SmartKey, the lamps
will switch off automatically after approximately 40 seconds.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
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왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Surround lighting
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Use this function to set whether or not the
exterior lamps illuminate during darkness
after exiting the vehicle and all doors
closed.
With the delayed shut-off feature activated
and the exterior lamp switch in
position U before the engine is turned
off, the following lamps will switch on
when the engine is turned off and remain
lit for appriximately 15 seconds:
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the locator lighting function On.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U when exiting the vehicle
(컄 page 118).
The locator lighting feature is
activated.
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Set night security illumination
(Headlamps delayed shut-off)
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
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Front fog lamps
You can reactivate this function within
10 minutes by opening a door.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Hdlamp delay off
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
If after turning off the engine you do not
open a door or do not close an opened
door, the lamps will automatically switch
off after 60 seconds.
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컄컄왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the delayed shut-off feature off or on.
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U before turning off the
engine (컄 page 118).
The headlamps delayed shut-off
feature is activated.
Set interior lighting delayed shut-off
Use this function to set whether or not the
interior lighting to remains lit during darkness for appriximately 10 seconds after
you have removed the SmartKey from the
starter switch.
왘
You can temporarily deactivate the
delayed shut-off feature:
왘
Before exiting the vehicle, turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch to
position 0.
왘
Then turn it to position 2 and back to
position 0.
The delayed shut-off feature is
deactivated. It will reactivate as soon
as you reinsert the SmartKey in the
starter switch.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Int. light delay
off appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Vehicle submenu
Access the Vehicle submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Vehicle submenu
to make general vehicle settings.
The following function is available:
Function
Page
Set automatic locking
152
Set 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
152
Press button æ or ç to switch
the delayed shut-off feature off or on.
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Vehicle
submenu.
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왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Automatic door lk.
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Convenience submenu
Activate easy-entry/exit feature*
Access the Convenience submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Convenience
submenu to change the settings for a
number of convenience features.
Use this function to activate and
deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature
(컄 page 42).
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Activate
easy-entry/exit feature*
153
Set parking position* for exterior 154
rear view mirror
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the automatic central locking On or Off.
Warning!
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You must make sure no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is
activated.
To cancel steering wheel movement, do one
of the following:
앫
Move steering column stalk*
(컄 page 41).
앫
Press memory position switch*
(컄 page 116).
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit
feature, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
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왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the
Convenience submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Easy-entry feature
appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Set parking position* for exterior rear
view mirror
왘
Use the Mirror set. parking aid function
to select whether the passenger-side
exterior rear view mirror should be turned
downward during parking maneuvers when
reverse gear R is engaged. For additional
information, see “Activating exterior rear
view mirror parking position*”
(컄 page 172).
왘
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the
Convenience submenu.
왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the easy-entry feature On or Off.
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Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Mirror set.
parking aid appears in the
multifunction display.
Press button æ or ç to switch
function On or Off.
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Trip computer menu
Use the trip computer menu to call up
statistical data on your vehicle.
Fuel consumption statistics after start
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왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the first function of the trip
computer menu appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message After start appears
in the multifunction display.
All statistics stored since the last
engine start will be reset approximately
4 hours after the SmartKey in the
starter switch is turned to position 0 or
removed from the starter switch.
The following information is available:
Function
Page
Fuel consumption statistics after 155
start
Fuel consumption statistics
since last reset
156
Distance to empty
156
Resetting will not occur if you turn the
SmartKey back to position 1 or 2
within this time period.
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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Fuel consumption since last reset
Resetting fuel consumption statistics
Distance to empty
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the first function of the trip
computer menu appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message After reset appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the first function of the trip
computer menu appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Distance appears in
the multifunction display.
왘
왘
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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Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the first function of the trip
computer menu appears in the
multifunction display.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the reading that you want to reset
appears in the multifunction display.
Press and hold the reset button in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 127) until
the value is reset to 0.
The calculated range based on the
current fuel tank level appears in the
multifunction display.
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TEL menu*
Warning!
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A driver’s attention to the road must always
be his/her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we
recommend that you pull over to a safe
location and stop before placing or taking a
telephone call. If you choose to use the
telephone while driving, please use the
hands-free device and only use the
telephone when weather, road and traffic
conditions permit.
Some jurisdictions prohibit the driver from
using a cellular telephone while driving a
vehicle.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
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.
왘
Switch on the telephone and Audio or
COMAND*.
왘
Press button ÿ or è on the
steering wheel repeatedly until the
message TEL appears in the
multifunction display.
Which messages will appear in the
multifunction display depends on whether
your telephone is switched on or off:
앫
If the telephone is off, the message
Phone off appears in the multifunction
display.
앫
If the telephone is on:
The telephone will then search for a
network. During this time the multifunction display is empty.
As soon as the telephone has found a
network, the message READY appears in
the multifunction display.
This standby message indicates that your
telephone is ready for use and you can
operate it using the control system.
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Controls in detail
Control system
Answering a call
Ending a call
When your telephone is ready to receive
calls, you can answer a call at any time. In
the multifunction display you will then see
the message:
왘
Press button t.
You have ended the call. The standby
message appears in the multifunction
display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
multifunction display.
The stored names are displayed in
ascending or descending alphabetical
order.
Dialing a number from the phone book
If your telephone is ready to receive calls,
you may select and dial a number from the
phone book at any time.
왘
Press button s.
You have answered the call. The
duration of the call appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message TEL appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
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. The
message Please wait appears in the
multifunction display.
When the message Please wait
disappears, the phone book has been
loaded.
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1 Name from the phone book
Controls in detail
Control system
i
Redialing
If you press and hold button j
or k for longer than 1 second, the
system scrolls rapidly through the list
of names until you release the button
again.
The control system stores the most
recently dialed phone numbers. This
eliminates the need to search through your
entire phone book.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until the message TEL appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button s.
Cancel the quick search mode by
pressing button t.
왘
Press button s.
The system dials the selected phone
number.
앫
If the connection is successful, the
name of the party you called and
the duration of the call will appear
in the multifunction display.
앫
If no connection is made, the
control system stores the dialed
number in the redial memory.
The first number in the redial memory
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button s.
The control system dials the selected
phone number.
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Controls in detail
Manual transmission
Manual transmission is standard
equipment on select models and not
available on all models.
Warning!
For information on driving with a manual
transmission, see “Manual transmission”
(컄 page 48).
For vehicles equipped with a manual transmission, getting out of your vehicle with the
gearshift lever not engaged in first or
reverse gear and parking brake engaged is
dangerous.
G
Also, when parked on an incline, an engaged
first or reverse gear alone may not prevent
your vehicle from moving, possibly hitting
people or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
engaging first or reverse gear (컄 page 58).
When parked on an incline, turn front wheels
towards the road curb.
Do not park this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
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Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Children
could move the gearshift lever, which could
result in an accident and/or serious injury.
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.
Controls in detail
Manual transmission
!
Shifting into reverse
When you are shifting into the 5th
or 6th gear, make sure that you press
the gearshift lever to the right. Otherwise, you could accidentally shift into
the 3rd or 4th gear and damage the
transmission.
Gearshift pattern for manual transmission
Downshifting gears leading to
overrevving the engine can result in
engine damage that is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Never hold the vehicle stopped on a hill
by using the clutch pedal. The clutch
may be damaged which is not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Do not exceed the engine speed limits.
Refer to tachometer (컄 page 129) for
engine speeds.
!
Only shift into reverse gear R when the
vehicle is stationary, as the transmission could otherwise be damaged.
왘
Stop the vehicle completely.
왘
Fully depress clutch pedal.
왘
Move the gearshift lever to neutral
position (no gear selected).
왘
Move the gearshift lever to the left until
you feel a certain resistance.
왘
Push the gearshift lever past this
resistance.
왘
Then move the gearshift lever forward
into position R.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
Automatic transmission is standard
equipment on select models and available
as optional equipment on select other
models.
For more information on driving with an
automatic transmission see “Automatic
transmission*” (컄 page 49).
i
During the brief warm-up, transmission
upshifting is delayed. This allows the
catalytic converter to heat up more
quickly to operating temperature.
Your vehicle’s transmission adapts its gear
shifting process to your individual driving
style by continually adjusting the shift
points up or down. These shift point adjustments are performed based on current
operating and driving conditions.
If the operating conditions change, the
automatic transmission reacts by
adjusting its shift program.
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Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, depending on:
앫
the gear selector lever
position D (컄 page 164) with
gear ranges (컄 page 166)
앫
the selected program mode (C/S)
(컄 page 167)
앫
the position of the accelerator pedal
(컄 page 165)
앫
the vehicle speed
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
An additional indication of the current gear
selector lever position can be found on the
cover of the shifting-gate.
!
Allow engine to warm up under low
load use. Do not place full load on the
engine until the operating temperature
has been reached.
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!
1 Current gear range/gear selector lever
position
2 Current program mode
The current gear range/gear selector lever
position and program mode (C/S) appear
in the multifunction display.
Shift into reverse gear R or parking
position P only when the vehicle is
stopped.
G
It is dangerous to shift the gear selector
lever out of P or N if the engine speed is
higher than idle speed. If your foot is not
firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could
accelerate quickly forward or reverse. You
could lose control of the vehicle and hit
someone or something. Only shift into gear
when the engine is idling normally and when
your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an
extended period when driving off on
slippery road surfaces. This may cause
serious damage to the drivetrain which
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
When the gear selector lever is in
position D, you can influence transmission
shifting by:
앫
limiting the gear range
앫
changing gears manually
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
Gear selector lever position
Effect
ì Park position
Gear selector lever position
when the vehicle is parked. Place
gear selector lever in position P
only when vehicle is stopped.
The park position is not intended
to serve as a brake when the
vehicle is parked. Rather, the
driver should always set the
parking brake in addition to
placing the gear selector lever in
position P to secure the vehicle.
Effect
The SmartKey can only be
removed from the starter switch
with the gear selector lever in
position P. With the SmartKey
removed, the gear selector lever
is locked in position P.
If the vehicle’s electrical system
is malfunctioning, the gear
selector lever could remain
locked in position P
(컄 page 392).
í Reverse gear
Place gear selector lever in
position R only when vehicle is
stopped.
Effect
ë Neutral
No power is transmitted from the
engine to the drive axle. When
the brakes are released, the
vehicle can be moved freely
(pushed or towed).
To avoid damage to the transmission, never engage N while
driving.
If the ESP® is deactivated or
malfunctioning:
Move gear selector lever to N
only if the vehicle is in danger of
skidding, e.g. on icy roads.
ê Drive
The transmission shifts
automatically. All forward gears
are available.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
!
Coasting the vehicle, or driving for any
other reason with gear selector lever
in N can result in transmission damage
that is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Warning!
G
Getting out of your vehicle with the gear
selector lever not fully engaged in position P
is dangerous. Also, position P alone is not
intended to or capable of preventing your
vehicle from moving, possibly hitting people
or objects.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P (컄 page 58).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
Do not park this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Children
could move the gear selector lever from
position P, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Driving tips
Accelerator position
Your driving style influences the
transmission’s shifting behavior:
Less throttle
Earlier upshifting
More throttle
Later upshifting
Kickdown
Use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
왘
Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
The transmission shifts into a lower
gear.
왘
Ease on the accelerator when you have
reached the desired speed.
The transmission shifts up again.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
Stopping
Maneuvering
When you stop briefly, e.g. at traffic lights:
When you maneuver in tight areas,
e.g. when pulling into a parking space:
왘
Leave the transmission in gear.
왘
Hold the vehicle with the brake.
When you stop longer with the engine
idling and/or on an hill:
왘
Set the parking brake.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
Gear ranges
왘
Control the vehicle speed by gradually
releasing the brakes.
왘
Accelerate gently.
왘
Never abruptly step on the accelerator.
Working on the vehicle
Warning!
G
When working on the vehicle, set the
parking brake and move gear selector lever
to position P. Otherwise the vehicle could
roll away.
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With the gear selector lever in position D,
you can select a gear range for the automatic transmission to operate within.
You can limit the gear range by pressing
the gear selector lever to the left (D-), and
reverse the gear range limit by pressing
the gear selector lever to the right (D+).
The selected gear range appears in the
multifunction display (컄 page 163). If you
press on the accelerator when the engine
has reached its rpm limit, the transmission
will upshift beyond any gear range limit
selected.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
Effect
ï The transmission shifts through
sixth gear only (applies to
vehicles with 7-speed automatic
transmission only).
î The transmission shifts through
fifth gear only (applies to
vehicles with 7-speed automatic
transmission only).
é The transmission shifts through
fourth gear only.
è The transmission shifts through
third gear only.
With this selection you can use
the braking effect of the engine.
Effect
ç The transmission shifts through
second gear only.
Allows the use of engine’s
braking power when driving:
앫
on steep downgrades
앫
in mountainous regions
앫
under extreme operating
conditions
Automatic shift program
The program mode selector switch is
located on the lower part of the center
console.
æ The transmission operates in
first gear only.
For maximum use of engine’s
braking effect on very steep or
lengthy downgrades.
1 Program mode selector switch
C Comfort
For comfort driving
S Sport
For standard driving
The current gear selector lever position
and the selected program mode (C/S) are
indicated in the multifunction display
(컄 page 163).
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
!
Never change the program mode when
the gear selector lever is out of
position P. This could result in a
change of driving characteristics for
which you may not be prepared.
왘
Press program mode selector
switch 1 repeatedly until the letter of
the desired program mode appears in
the multifunction display.
Select C for comfort driving:
앫
i
The last selected program
mode (C or S) is switched on when the
engine is restarted.
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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.
앫
Traction and driving stability are
improved on icy roads.
앫
Upshifts occur earlier even when
you give more gas. The engine then
operates at lower rpms and the
wheels are less likely to spin.
One-touch gearshifting
Even with an automatic transmission, you
can change the gears manually and limit or
extend the gear range for automatic
shifting with the gear selector lever in
position D.
!
Allow engine to warm up under low
load use. Do not place full load on the
engine until the operating temperature
has been reached.
Shift into reverse gear R or parking
position P only when the vehicle is
stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an
extended period when driving off on
slippery road surfaces. This may cause
serious damage to the drivetrain which
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Controls in detail
Automatic transmission*
Upshifting
Downshifting
Warning!
G
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced
vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not
prevent this type of loss of control.
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the right in the D+ direction.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear to the next higher gear as permitted
by the shift program. This action simultaneously extends the gear range of the
transmission.
Canceling gear range limit
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the left in the D- direction.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear to the next lower gear as permitted by
the shift program. This action simultaneously limits the gear range of the
transmission (컄 page 166).
i
To avoid overrevving the engine when
the gear selector lever is moved to
the D- direction, the transmission will
not shift to a lower gear if the engine’s
max. speed would be exceeded.
왘
Press and hold the gear selector lever
in the D+ direction until D reappears in
the multifunction display.
The transmission will shift from the current
gear range directly to gear range D.
Shifting into optimal gear range
왘
Press and hold the gear selector lever
in the D- direction.
The transmission will automatically select
the gear range suited for optimal
acceleration and deceleration. This may
involve shifting down one or more gears.
Emergency operation (Limp Home
Mode)
If vehicle acceleration worsens or the
transmission no longer shifts, the transmission is most likely operating in limp
home (emergency operation) mode. In this
mode only second gear and reverse gear
can be activated.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
왘
Move gear selector lever to P.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Wait at least 10 seconds before
restarting.
왘
Restart the engine.
왘
Move gear selector lever to position D
(for second gear) or R.
왘
Have the transmission checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
For information on the windshield wipers,
see “Windshield wipers” (컄 page 53).
Headlamp cleaning system*
The button is located on the left side of the
dashboard.
i
Rear view mirrors
The headlamps will automatically be
cleaned when you have
앫
switched on the headlamps
and
앫
For more information on setting the rear
view mirrors, see “Mirrors” (컄 page 43).
operated the windshield wipers
with windshield washer fluid
15 times
Interior rear view mirror,
antiglare position
When you switch off the ignition, the
counter resets.
1 Headlamp washer button
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield washer system
and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 303).
1 Lever
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button 1.
Tilt the mirror to the antiglare night
position by moving lever 1 towards
the windshield.
The headlamps are cleaned with a
high-pressure water jet.
The interior rear view mirror is dimmed.
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왘
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Auto-dimming rear view mirrors*
The reflection brightness of the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side and
the interior rear view mirror will respond
automatically to glare when
앫
the ignition is switched on
and
앫
incoming light from headlamps falls on
the sensor in the interior rear view
mirror.
Warning!
G
The auto-dimming function does not react if
incoming light is not aimed directly at
sensors in the interior rear view mirror.
The interior rear view mirror and the exterior
rear view mirror on the driver’s side do not
react, for example, if the rear window
sunshade* is in raised position.
Glare can endanger you and others.
The rear view mirror will not react if
앫
reverse gear R is engaged
앫
the interior lighting is turned on
Warning!
G
In case of an accident, liquid electrolyte may
escape from the mirror housing if the mirror
glass breaks.
!
Electrolyte drops coming into contact
with the vehicle paint finish can be
completely removed only while in the
liquid state and by applying plenty of
water.
Warning!
G
Exercise care when using the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror. The mirror
surface is convex (outwardly curved surface
for a wider field of view). Objects in mirror
are closer than they appear. Check your
interior rear view mirror or glance over your
shoulder before changing lanes.
Electrolyte has an irritating effect. Do not
allow the liquid to come into contact with
eyes, skin, clothing, or respiratory system.
In case it does, immediately flush affected
area with water, and seek medical help if
necessary.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Activating exterior rear view mirror
parking position*
Follow these steps to activate the mirror
parking position so that the
passenger-side exterior rear view mirror
will be turned downward during parking
maneuvers to the stored position.
The buttons are located above the exterior
lamp switch.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Store a parking position for the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror
(컄 page 117).
왘
Switch the Mirror set. parking aid
function in the Convenience submenu
of the control system to On
(컄 page 154).
왘
Press button 2 for the passenger-side
exterior rear view mirror.
왘
Place the gear selector lever in reverse
gear R.
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror turns downwards to the stored
position.
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror button
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The passenger-side exterior rear view mirror returns to its previously stored driving
position:
앫
10 seconds after you put the gear
selector lever out of position R
앫
immediately once your vehicle exceeds
a speed of approximately 6 mph
(10 km/h)
앫
immediately when you press button 1
for the driver’s side exterior rear view
mirror
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Sun visors
i
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
If sun visor 4 is disengaged from
mounting 1 with mirror cover 2
open, mirror lamp 3 will switch off.
Warning!
G
i
Do not use the vanity mirror while driving.
Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed
while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare
can endanger you and others.
1 Mounting
2 Mirror cover
3 Mirror lamp
4 Sun visor
왘
Swing sun visor 4 down when you
experience glare.
왘
To use illuminated mirror, lift up mirror
cover 2.
If sunlight enters through a side
window, close mirror cover 2 (if
open), disengage sun visor 4 from
mounting 1 and pivot to the side.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Rear window sunshade*
Warning!
The switch is located in the center console.
Raising the sunshade
When operating the rear window sunshade,
make sure there is no danger of anyone being harmed by the raising or lowering procedure.
Briefly press switch again to raise or lower
the rear window sunshade completely.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
Always raise or lower the sunshade fully
for its support against the window frame.
G
The raising or lowering procedure can be
immediately halted by briefly pressing the
switch.
왘
왘
Press switch 1 briefly.
The sunshade is raised completely.
Stopping the raising procedure
1 Rear window sunshade switch
왘
The sunshade stops.
!
Make sure that the movement of the
rear window sunshade is not restricted
by objects on the rear window shelf.
Otherwise, the sunshade or the objects
could be damaged.
Press switch 1 again.
Lowering the sunshade
왘
Press switch 1 briefly.
The sunshade is lowered completely.
Stopping the lowering procedure
왘
Press switch 1 again.
The sunshade stops.
Controls in detail
Good visibility
Activating
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.
Warning!
G
왘
Press button F or 1 in the
climate control panel (컄 page 177) or
automatic climate control panel*
(컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button F or 1 again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
!
If the rear window defroster switches
off too soon and the indicator lamp
starts flashing, this means that too
many electrical consumers are
operating simultaneously and there is
insufficient voltage in the battery. The
system responds automatically by
deactivating the rear window defroster.
As soon as the battery has sufficient
voltage, the rear window defroster
automatically turns itself back on.
Any accumulation of snow and ice should be
removed from the rear window before
driving. Visibility could otherwise be
impaired, endangering you and others.
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Controls in detail
Climate control
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Controls in detail
Climate control
Item
Item
1 Left side defroster vent, fixed
1 Air volume control
2 Left side air vent, adjustable
2 Left side temperature control
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left side air vent
3 Right side temperature control
4 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
5 Rear window defroster
4 Air distribution control
6 AC cooling on/off
5 Left center air vent, adjustable
6 Right center air vent, adjustable
Climate control panel (USA only)
7 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
7 Air distribution and air volume
(automatic mode)
8 Air recirculation
9 Front defroster
8 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right side air vent
9 Right side air vent, adjustable
a Right side defroster vent, fixed
b Climate control panel
i
Climate control panel (Canada only)
For draft-free ventilation, move the
sliders for the air vents 2, 5, 6,
and 9 to the middle position.
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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.
Warning!
G
When operating the climate control, the air
that enters the passenger compartment
through the air vents can be very hot or very
cold (depending on the set temperature).
This may cause burns or frostbite on unprotected skin in the immediate area of the air
vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the
air vents. If necessary, use the air distribution control (컄 page 180) to direct the air to
air vents in the vehicle interior that are not
in the immediate area of unprotected skin.
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Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the mode A/C is deactivated
(컄 page 183).
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
Severe conditions (e.g. strong air
pollution) may require replacement of
the filter before its scheduled interval.
A clogged filter will reduce the air
volume to the interior.
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate
the interior before driving off, see
“Summer opening feature”
(컄 page 243). The climate control will
then adjust the interior temperature to
the set value much faster.
Keep the air intake grille in front of the
windshield free of snow and debris.
Do not obstruct air flow by placing
objects on the air flow-through exhaust
slots below the rear window.
Controls in detail
Climate control
Deactivating the climate control
system
Operating the climate control system
in automatic mode
i
Deactivating
왘
When operating the climate control
system in automatic mode, you will
only rarely need to adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
Set air volume control 1 (컄 page 177)
to position 0.
i
When the climate control system is deactivated, the outside air supply and
circulation are also deactivated. Only
choose this setting for a short time.
Otherwise the windows could fog up.
Reactivating
왘
Set air volume control 1 (컄 page 177)
to any speed.
왘
In automatic mode, cooling with dehumidify is switched on. This function can
be switched off if necessary.
Activating
왘
Use temperature controls 2 and 3
(컄 page 177) to separately adjust the
air temperature on each side of the
passenger compartment.
The temperature of the vehicle interior
is adjusted automatically.
Deactivating
왘
Press button U (컄 page 177) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. The automatic operation of air volume and air distribution switches off.
Press button U (컄 page 177) while
the engine is running.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air volume and air distribution are adjusted automatically.
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Controls in detail
Climate control
Setting the temperature
Adjusting air distribution and volume
Use temperature controls 2 and 3
(컄 page 177) to separately adjust the air
temperature on each side of the passenger
compartment. You should raise or lower
the temperature setting in small increments, preferably starting at 72°F (22°C).
The climate control will adjust to the set
temperature as fast as possible.
Use air distribution control 4
(컄 page 177) to adjust the air distribution.
The following symbols are located on the
controls:
Increasing
왘
Turn temperature control 2 and/or
3 (컄 page 177) slightly clockwise.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Decreasing
왘
Turn temperature control 2 and/or
3 (컄 page 177) slightly counterclockwise.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
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Symbol
Function
a
Directs air through the center,
side and rear passenger
compartment air vents
Z
Directs air to the windshield
and the side defroster vents
b
Directs air into the entire
vehicle interior
Y
Directs air to the footwells
왘
Press button U (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. The automatic air distribution is
switched off. The air distribution is
controlled according to the selected
control setting.
왘
Turn air distribution control 4
(컄 page 177) to the desired symbol.
Opening center and side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 3, 4, 7 and 8
(컄 page 176) upward.
The center air vents 5 and 6 and side
air vents 2 and 9 are open.
Closing center and side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 3, 4, 7 and 8
(컄 page 176) downward.
The center air vents 5 and 6 and side
air vents 2 and 9 are closed.
Controls in detail
Climate control
Adjusting air volume
Six blower speeds are available.
왘
왘
Press button U (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp in the button goes
out. The automatic air volume control
is switched off. The air volume is
adjusted according to the currently
selected setting.
왘
Activating
The air conditioning switches
automatically to the following functions:
Front defroster
i
Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield or the side windows are
clear again.
Press button P or 0
(컄 page 177).
i
Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield is clear again.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Use the air volume control 4
(컄 page 177) to adjust the air volume.
You can use this setting to defrost the
windshield, for example if it is iced up.
You can also defog the windshield and the
side windows.
Windshield fogged on the outside
앫
maximum blowing and heating
power
앫
air flows onto the windshield and
the front side windows
앫
the air recirculation mode is
switched off
Deactivating
왘
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 53).
왘
Press button U (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. Air distribution and air volume are adjusted automatically.
If the automatic mode of the climate control is switched off:
왘
Turn air distribution control 4
to a or Y (컄 page 177).
Press button P or 0
(컄 page 177) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
i
The cooling remains switched on.
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Controls in detail
Climate control
Activating
Air recirculation mode
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside (e.g. before driving
through a tunnel). This setting cuts off the
intake of outside air and recirculates the
air in the passenger compartment.
Warning!
G
Fogged windows impair visibility, endangering you and others. If the windows begin to
fog on the inside, switching off the air
recirculation mode immediately should clear
interior window fogging. If interior window
fogging persists, make sure the air
conditioning (컄 page 183) is activated, or
press button P or 0.
왘
Press button , (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i
The air recirculation mode is activated
automatically at high outside temperatures.
The indicator lamp on button , is
not lit when the air recirculation mode
is automatically switched on.
A quantity of outside air is added after
approximately 30 minutes.
Warning!
G
Never operate the side windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof* if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure.
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In the event that the closing procedure
causes potential danger, the closing of the
side windows can be immediately halted by
pressing or pulling the respective window
switch. The closing of the tilt/sliding
sunroof* can be immediately halted by
moving the tilt/sliding sunroof* switch in
the overhead control panel in any direction.
The closing of the side windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be reversed by
again pressing and holding the , button.
i
Press and hold button , for approx.
2 seconds. The side windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* will close. You can
release button , once the closing
procedure has begun. The windows
and tilt/sliding sunroof* continue closing until they are fully closed.
Controls in detail
Climate control
Deactivating
i
왘
Press and hold button , for approx.
2 seconds. The side windows and or
tilt/sliding sunroof* will return to their
previous position. You can release
button , once the opening procedure has begun. The windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* continue opening
until they have reached their previous
position.
Press button , (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i
The air recirculation mode is deactivated automatically:
앫
after 5 minutes if the outside
temperature is below
approximately 41°F (5°C)
앫
after 5 minutes if the air conditioning is turned off
앫
after 30 minutes if the outside
temperature is above
approximately 41°F (5°C)
A window or tilt/sliding sunroof* will
only return to its previous position if it
has not been moved to another position using the respective window
switch or tilt/sliding sunroof* switch
after it was closed with button ,. A
window or tilt/sliding sunroof* that
was moved will remain in its current position if button , is used to re-open
the remaining windows or tilt/sliding
sunroof*.
Air conditioning
The cooling function, only operational
when the engine is running, cools the vehicle interior down to the selected temperature. The cooling function also
dehumidifies the air in the vehicle interior,
thus preventing the windows from fogging
up.
i
Condensation may drip out from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
Warning!
G
If you turn off the cooling function, the
vehicle will not be cooled when weather
conditions are warm. The windows can fog
up more quickly. Window fogging may
impair visibility and endanger you and
others.
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Controls in detail
Climate control
Deactivating
Activating
It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the climate
control system. The air in the vehicle will
then no longer be cooled or dehumidified.
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Press button 2 (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
The cooling function switches off after
a short delay.
왘
Press button 2 (컄 page 177).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
!
If the air conditioning cannot be turned
on again, this indicates that the air
conditioning is losing refrigerant. The
compressor has turned itself off.
Have the air conditioning checked at
the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents
The air conditioning for the rear passenger
compartment is controlled via the climate
control panel (컄 page 177).
i
The temperature at the center air vents
for the rear passenger
compartment 1 and 3 is the same as
at the dashboard center air vents.
Controls in detail
Climate control
The air vents for the rear passenger
compartment are located in the rear
center console.
Adjusting air distribution
왘
Push the slide for the left center
vent 1 or right center vent 3 to the
left, right, up, or down.
The air flow is directed in the corresponding direction.
i
For draft-free ventilation, push
slides 1 and 3 upward.
Adjusting air volume
1 Left center air vent
2 Thumbwheel for air volume control for
center air vents
3 Right center air vent
왘
Turn thumbwheel 2 up or down.
The air volume is increased or
decreased.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Item
Item
1 Left side defroster vent, fixed
1 Left side air distribution control
2 Left side air vent, adjustable
2 Front defroster
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left side air vent
3 Temperature control, left, raising
4 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
5 Air volume control, raising
4 Display
6 Temperature control, right, raising
5 Left center air vent, adjustable
6 Right center air vent, adjustable
7 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
Automatic climate control panel
7 Rear window defroster
8 Right side air distribution control
9 Charcoal filter
8 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right side air vent
a AC cooling on/off
9 Right side air vent, adjustable
b Temperature control, right, lowering
a Right side defroster vent, fixed
c Air volume control, lowering
b Automatic climate control panel
d Temperature control, left, lowering
Residual heat/ventilation
e Air recirculation
i
For draft-free ventilation, move the
sliders for the air vents 2, 5, 6,
and 9 to the middle position.
f Automatic climate control on/off
(complete system)
g Air distribution and air volume
(automatic mode)
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
The automatic climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. You can
operate the climate control system in either the automatic or manual mode. The
system cools or heats the interior depending on the selected interior temperature
and the current outside temperature.
Warning!
G
When operating the automatic climate
control, the air that enters the passenger
compartment through the air vents can be
very hot or very cold (depending on the set
temperature). This may cause burns or frostbite on unprotected skin in the immediate
area of the air vents. Always keep sufficient
distance between unprotected parts of the
body and the air vents. If necessary, use the
air distribution control (컄 page 190) to
direct the air to air vents in the vehicle
interior that are not in the immediate area of
unprotected skin.
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Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air
enters the passenger compartment
through the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the mode A/C is deactivated
(컄 page 196).
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
Severe conditions (e.g. strong air
pollution) may require replacement of
the filter before its scheduled interval.
A clogged filter will reduce the air
volume to the interior.
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate
the interior before driving off, see
“Summer opening feature”
(컄 page 243). The automatic climate
control will then adjust the interior
temperature to the set value much faster.
Keep the air intake grille in front of the
windshield free of snow and debris.
Do not obstruct air flow by placing
objects on the air flow-through exhaust
slots below the rear window.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Deactivating the automatic climate
control system
Deactivating
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The automatic climate control system
is deactivated.
i
When the air conditioning is switched
off, the outside air supply and circulation are also switched off. Only choose
this setting for a short time. Otherwise
the windows could fog up.
Reactivating
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Operating the climate control system
in automatic mode
Activating
왘
i
Press button U (컄 page 187) while
the engine is running.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air volume and air distribution are adjusted automatically.
When operating the automatic climate
control system in automatic mode, you
will only rarely need to adjust the
temperature, air volume and air
distribution.
In automatic mode, cooling with dehumidify is switched on. This function can
be switched off if necessary.
i
The automatic climate control system
can be switched on or off separately for
the left and right sides of the passenger
compartment, as required.
1 Temperature, left
2 Blower speed
3 Temperature, right
왘
Use temperature controls 3 and
d or 6 and b (컄 page 187) to separately adjust the air temperature on
each side of the passenger compartment.
The temperature of the vehicle interior
is adjusted automatically.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Deactivating
Increasing
왘
왘
Press button U (컄 page 187) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. The automatic operation of air volume and air distribution switches off.
The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
Setting the temperature
Use temperature controls 3 and d for
the left side or 6 and b for the right side
(컄 page 187) 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 22°C (72°F).
The climate control will adjust to the set
temperature as fast as possible.
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Press temperature button 3
and/or 6 (컄 page 187) until the desired temperature appears in the control panel display 4 (컄 page 187).
Use air distribution controls 1 and 8
(컄 page 187) to separately adjust the air
distribution on each side of the passenger
compartment. The following symbols are
found on the controls:
Symbol
Function
a
Press temperature button b
and/or d (컄 page 187) until the desired temperature appears in the control panel display 4 (컄 page 187).
Directs air through the center,
side and rear passenger
compartment air vents
Z
Directs air to the windshield
and the side defroster vents
b
The automatic climate control system
will correspondingly adjust the interior
air temperature.
Directs air into the entire
vehicle interior
Y
Directs air to the footwells
Decreasing
왘
Adjusting air distribution
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
왘
Turn air distribution control 1 or 8
(컄 page 187) to the desired symbol.
Closing center and side air vents
왘
The indicator lamp on the button U
(컄 page 187) goes out.
The automatic air distribution is
switched off. The air distribution is
controlled according to the selected
control setting.
i
You can also turn the air distribution
control to a position between two symbols.
Turn thumbwheels 3, 4, 7 and 8
(컄 page 186) downward.
The center air vents 5 and 6 and side
air vents 2 and 9 (컄 page 186) are
closed.
왘
Turn thumbwheels 3, 4, 7 and 8
(컄 page 186) upward.
The center air vents 5 and 6 and side
air vents 2 and 9 (컄 page 187) are
open.
You can use this setting to defrost the
windshield, for example if it is iced up.
You can also defog the windshield and the
side windows.
i
Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield or the side windows are
clear again.
Adjusting air volume
Use button U (컄 page 187) for automatic mode or air volume controls or Q (컄 page 187) to adjust air volume
manually.
Seven blower speeds are available.
Opening center and side air vents
Front defroster
왘
Press button to decrease
or Q (컄 page 187) to increase air
volume to the desired level.
Activating
왘
Press button P(컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The indicator lamp on the button U
goes out.
The automatic air distribution remains
switched on.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
The air conditioning switches
automatically to the following functions:
i
앫
cooling on to dehumidify
앫
maximum blowing and heating
power
앫
air flows onto the windshield and
the front side windows
왘
앫
the air recirculation mode is
switched off
If the automatic mode of the climate control is switched off:
Deactivating
왘
Windshield fogged on the outside
Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield is clear again.
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 54).
Turn air distribution control 1 or 8
to a or Y (컄 page 187).
Press button P (컄 page 187) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i
The cooling remains switched on.
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Maximum cooling MAXCOOL
If the left and right air distribution controls
as well as the airflow volume control are
set to U (컄 page 187) and there is a
high need for cooling, the display
“MAXCOOL” appears.
This provides the fastest possible cooling
of the vehicle interior (when side windows
and tilt/sliding sunroof* are closed).
Air recirculation mode
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside (e.g. before driving
through a tunnel). This setting cuts off the
intake of outside air and recirculates the
air in the passenger compartment.
Warning!
G
Fogged windows impair visibility, endangering you and others. If the windows begin to
fog on the inside, switching off the air
recirculation mode immediately should clear
interior window fogging. If interior window
fogging persists, make sure the air
conditioning (컄 page 187) is activated, or
press button P.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Activating
왘
Press button , (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i
The air recirculation mode is activated
automatically at high outside temperatures.
The indicator lamp on the button ,
is not lit when the air recirculation
mode is automatically switched on.
A quantity of outside air is added after
approximately 30 minutes.
Warning!
G
Never operate the side windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof* if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the closing
procedure.
In the event that the closing procedure
causes potential danger, the closing of the
side windows can be immediately halted by
pressing or pulling the respective window
switch. The closing of the tilt/sliding
sunroof* can be immediately halted by
moving the tilt/sliding sunroof* switch in
the overhead control panel in any direction.
i
Press and hold button , for approx.
2 seconds. The side windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* will close. You can
release button , once the closing
procedure has begun. The windows
and tilt/sliding sunroof* continue closing until they are fully closed.
The closing of the side windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be reversed by
again pressing and holding the button ,.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Deactivating
i
왘
Press and hold button , for approx.
2 seconds. The side windows and or
tilt/sliding sunroof* will return to their
previous position. You can release
button , once the opening procedure has begun. The windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* continue opening
until they have reached their previous
position.
Press button , (컄 page 187) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i
The air recirculation mode is deactivated automatically:
앫
after 5 minutes if the outside temperature is below
approximately 5°C (41°F)
앫
after 5 minutes if the air conditioning is turned off
앫
after 30 minutes if the outside temperature is above approximately
5°C (41°F)
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A window or tilt/sliding sunroof* will
only return to its previous position if it
has not been moved to another position using the respective window
switch or tilt/sliding sunroof* switch
after it was closed with button ,.
A window or tilt/sliding sunroof* that
was moved will remain in its current position if button , is used to re-open
the remaining windows or tilt/sliding
sunroof*.
Charcoal filter
An activated charcoal filter markedly
reduces bad odors and removes pollutants
from air entering the passenger compartment. The charcoal filter can be activated
or deactivated.
The system switches automatically to the
air recirculation mode, if the
앫
charcoal filter is switched on
앫
carbon monoxide (CO) or nitrogen
oxide (NOX) concentration of the outside air increases beyond a predetermined level
i
The automatic air recirculation mode
does not function if the A/C mode is
deactivated (indicator lamp on
button 9 not lit), or if the
outside temperature has fallen
below 5°C (41°F).
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Activating
왘
Press button e (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i
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.
i
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.
Warning!
G
Never operate the side windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof* if there is the possibility
of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure.
In the event that the closing procedure
causes potential danger, the closing of the
side windows can be immediately halted by
pressing or pulling the respective window
switch. The closing of the tilt/sliding
sunroof* can be immediately halted by
moving the tilt/sliding sunroof* switch in
the overhead control panel in any direction.
The closing of the side windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* can be reversed by
again pressing and holding the button e.
Deactivating
왘
Press button e (컄 page 187).
i
Press and hold button e for approx.
2 seconds. The side windows and or
tilt/sliding sunroof* will return to their
previous position. You can release
button e once the opening procedure has begun. The windows and
tilt/sliding sunroof* continue opening
until they have reached their previous
position.
A window or tilt/sliding sunroof* will
only return to its previous position if it
has not been moved to another position using the respective window
switch or tilt/sliding sunroof* switch
after it was closed with button e. A
window or tilt/sliding sunroof* that
was moved will remain in its current position if button e is used to re-open
the remaining windows or tilt/sliding
sunroof*.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
Deactivating
Air conditioning
The cooling function, only operational
when the engine is running, cools the vehicle interior down to the selected temperature. The cooling function also
dehumidifies the air in the vehicle interior,
thus preventing the windows from fogging
up.
It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the automatic
climate control system. The air in the
vehicle will then no longer be cooled or
dehumidified.
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i
The cooling function switches off after
a short delay.
Condensation may drip out from underneath the vehicle. This is normal and
not an indication of a malfunction.
Activating
Warning!
G
If you turn off the cooling function, the
vehicle will not be cooled when weather
conditions are warm. The windows can fog
up more quickly. Window fogging may
impair visibility and endanger you and
others.
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Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 187) again.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
!
If the air conditioning cannot be turned
on again, this indicates that the air
conditioning is losing refrigerant. The
compressor has turned itself off.
Have the air conditioning checked at
the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
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
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button 9 (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
i
Deactivating
How long the system will provide
heating depends on
왘
앫
the coolant temperature
앫
the temperature set by the operator
The blower will run at speed setting 1
regardless of the air distribution
control setting.
Press button 9 (컄 page 187).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents
The air conditioning for the rear passenger
compartment is controlled via the automatic climate control panel (컄 page 187).
i
The temperature at the center air vents
for the rear passenger
compartment 1 and 3 is the same as
at the dashboard center air vents.
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
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Controls in detail
Automatic climate control* (Canada only)
The air vents for the rear passenger
compartment are located in the rear
center console.
Adjusting air distribution
왘
Push the slide for the left center
vent 1 or right center vent 3 to the
left, right, up, or down.
The air flow is directed in the
corresponding direction.
i
For draft-free ventilation, push
slides 1 and 3 upward.
Adjusting air volume
1 Left center air vent
2 Thumbwheel for air volume control for
center air vents
3 Right center air vent
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왘
Turn thumbwheel 2 up or down.
The air volume is increased or
decreased.
Controls in detail
Audio system
왔 Audio system
Audio and telephone, operation
Operating safety
These instructions are intended to help
you become familiar with your
Mercedes-Benz audio system. They contain useful tips and a detailed description
of the user functions.
Warning!
G
In order to avoid distraction which could
lead to an accident, the driver should enter
system settings with the vehicle at a
standstill and operate the system only when
road and traffic conditions permit. Always
pay full attention to traffic conditions first
before operating system controls while
driving.
Warning!
G
Any alterations made to electronic
components can cause malfunctions.
The radio, amplifier, CD changer*, satellite
radio*, and telephone* are interconnected.
When one of the components is not operational or has not been removed/replaced
properly, the function of other components
may be impaired.
This condition might seriously impair the
operating safety of your vehicle.
We recommend that you have any service
work on electronic components carried out
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your car is
covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
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Controls in detail
Audio system
Operating and display elements
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Controls in detail
Audio system
Item
1 CD changer mode selector
Page
216
AUX mode selector
207
2 Single CD mode selector
220
Pause (CD)
210
b Telephone mode selector
225
224
c Speed dialing memory
(telephone) in ascending
order
226
d Terminating a call
(telephone)
230
205
6 Sound settings
203
8 Alphanumeric keypad
9 Speed dialing memory
(telephone) in descending
order
229
5 Volume distribution
7 Display
Page
a Accepting a call
(telephone)
3 Radio mode selector
4 Mute function (radio)
Item
Item
Page
g Soft keys
202
h Volume
203
j Switching on/off
202
k Manual tuning/seek tuning
(radio)
209
Track search, reverse (CD)
223
l Manual tuning/seek tuning
(radio)
209
Track search,
fast forward (CD)
223
e CD slot
f CD ejection
220
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Button and soft key operation
In these instructions, the alphanumeric
keypad (right side of radio panel) and the
function buttons (left side of radio panel)
are referred to as “buttons”. The four keys
below the display panel are referred to as
“soft keys”.
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Operation
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Switching the unit on/off
If the radio is switched on without the
key in the starter switch, it will
automatically switch off again after
approx. 30 minutes.
Switching on
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 1 or 2.
왘
If the audio system was on as you
removed the SmartKey from the starter
switch, the audio system will
automatically come back on as you
turn the SmartKey to position 1 or 2.
Do not press directly in the display
face. Otherwise, the display will be
damaged.
or
왘
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Press M button.
If your vehicle is equipped with a
telephone, the display may prompt you
to enter your PIN (GSM network) or
code (TDMA or CDMA network).
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Switching off
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왘
If your vehicle equipment includes a
Mercedes-Benz specified mobile
telephone*, you can adjust its volume
separately from the volume of the
audio system while the telephone is
being used.
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
or
왘
Press M button.
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Should excessively high temperatures
occur while the audio system is being
operated, the display will dim. If temperatures continue to rise, HIGH TEMP
will appear in the display, after which
the audio system will be switched off
for a cooling-down period.
Adjusting the volume
왘
Turn rotary control of N button.
The volume will increase or decrease
depending on the direction turned.
왘
Adjusting sound functions
The bass and treble functions are called up
by pressing the O button.
Settings for bass and treble are stored
separately for the AM and FM wavebands,
weather band, CD mode and telephone
mode.
Press + or – soft key to increase or
decrease tone level accordingly.
or
왘
Press RES soft key briefly to reset bass
tones to their center level.
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 8 seconds after
the last soft key is pressed.
Bass
왘
Press O button repeatedly until
BASS appears in the display.
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Adjusting treble
왘
Press O button repeatedly until
TREBLE appears in the display.
Sound system*
You can either program the sound settings
manually (컄 page 203) or choose settings
via preset sound characteristics.
You can select from among the following
settings:
왘
Press + or – soft key to increase or
decrease tone level accordingly.
앫
STANDARD: conventional stereo sound.
앫
SURROUND: the sound is set for better
three-dimensional acoustic characteristics.
앫
or
왘
Press RES soft key briefly to reset treble
tones to their center level.
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 8 seconds after
the last soft key is pressed.
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왘
왘
Press X or Y soft key repeatedly
until the desired sound setting has
been reached.
The sound is set accordingly.
or
왘
Press RES soft key briefly.
The sound setting is reset depending
on the sound source activated.
앫
Radio mode: STANDARD
앫
CD/AUX mode: SURROUND
spoken word.
앫
Telephone: SPEECH
Press O button repeatedly until
STANDARD, SURROUND, or SPEECH appears
in the display.
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 8 seconds after
the last soft key is pressed.
SPEECH: the sound is optimized for the
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Returning sound functions to factory
settings
왘
Vehicles with sound system*:
The sound setting is reset depending
on the sound source activated.
Press O button to call up settings
menu in the display.
앫
Radio mode: STANDARD
앫
CD/AUX mode: SURROUND
앫
Telephone: SPEECH
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 4 seconds
after the last soft key is pressed.
왘
Press RES soft key briefly; the respective sound function is reset to its center
level.
Adjusting volume distribution
Call up fader and balance functions by
pressing the P button.
or
왘
Press and hold RES soft key until RESET
appears in the display.
The sound settings for bass and treble
are returned to their center level and
the volume is set to a predefined level.
Fader
왘
Press P button repeatedly until
FADER appears in the display.
왘
Press V or W soft key.
The volume is distributed accordingly
between the front and rear of the
vehicle.
or
왘
Press RES soft key briefly.
The fader is reset to its center level.
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 8 seconds after
the last soft key is pressed.
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Adjusting balance
왘
왘
Press P button repeatedly until
BALANCE appears in the display.
왘
Press P button to call up settings
menu in the display.
왘
Press RES soft key briefly; the
respective volume distribution is reset
to its center (flat) level.
Press X or Y soft key.
The volume is distributed between the
left and right sides of the vehicle.
or
왘
Returning volume distribution to
factory settings
or
Press RES soft key briefly.
왘
The balance is reset to its center level.
Press and hold RES soft key until RESET
appears in the display.
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 8 seconds after
the last button is pressed.
The volume distribution settings for
fader and balance are set to their
center level.
The radio switches back to the
standard radio menu 4 seconds after
the last soft key is pressed.
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Telephone* muting
If your vehicle equipment includes a
Mercedes-Benz specified mobile
telephone*, you can adjust its volume
separately from the volume of the audio
system while the telephone is being used.
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Connecting an external audio source
(AUX) to the radio*
Radio operation
Calling up wavebands for radios
without SAT
An optional dealer-installed cinch-connector* for connecting an external audio
source may become available for your
vehicle model. Feature description is
based on preliminary information at time
of printing. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for availability.
Selecting radio mode
왘
You can adjust the volume (컄 page 203),
the sound settings (컄 page 203) and the
volume distribution (컄 page 205) for the
AUX input.
Weather band (컄 page 210).
왘
Press b button.
The FM and AM wavebands are called
up one after another.
Calling up wavebands
You can choose from among the FM, AM,
and WB wavebands.
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FM waveband:
87.7......107.9 MHz
AM waveband:
530......1710 KHz
Press FM or AM soft key to switch
between FM and AM.
or
왘
Press WB soft key.
The weather band menu is called up.
The waveband currently selected
appears in the upper left-hand corner
of the display.
Calling up AUX mode
왘
Press and hold Q button until AUX
appears in the display.
Canceling AUX mode
왘
Press any audio source button.
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Calling up wavebands for radios
with SAT
왘
Press FM, AM, or WB soft key repeatedly
until desired waveband has been
selected.
The FM, AM, and WB wavebands are
called up one after another.
The waveband currently selected
appears in the upper left-hand corner
of the display.
Selecting a station
Direct frequency input
The following options are available for
selecting a station:
왘
Select desired waveband.
왘
Press * button.
왘
Enter desired frequency with
buttons 1 to R.
앫
Direct frequency input (컄 page 208)
앫
Manual tuning (컄 page 209)
앫
Automatic seek tuning (컄 page 209)
앫
Scan search (컄 page 209)
앫
Station memory (컄 page 209)
앫
Automatic station memory (Autostore)
(컄 page 210)
The station search proceeds in the
following frequency increments:
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앫
200 kHz in FM range
앫
10 kHz in AM range
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You can only enter frequencies within
the respective waveband.
If a button is not pressed within
4 seconds, the radio will return to the
last station tuned.
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Manual tuning
Scan search
Station memory
왘
Select desired waveband.
앫
왘
Press S or T button for approx.
3 seconds.
You can store ten AM and ten FM stations
in the memory.
왘
Starting scan search
왘
Select desired waveband.
앫
Press button repeatedly until desired
frequency has been reached.
Step-by-step station tuning takes place
in ascending or descending order. Each
time the button is pressed, the radio
tunes further by 0.2 MHz. During
manual tuning, the radio is muted.
왘
왘
Select desired waveband.
왘
Press S or T button briefly.
The radio will tune to the next highest
or next lowest receivable frequency.
i
If no station is received after two
consecutive scans of the complete
frequency range, then the scan stops
at the frequency from which it began.
앫
왘
Tune in desired station.
왘
Press and hold desired station
button 1 to R until a brief
signal tone is heard.
The frequency is stored on the
selected station button.
Press SC soft key.
SC will appear in the display. The
radio briefly tunes in all receivable
stations on the waveband selected.
Automatic seek tuning
Storing stations
앫
Calling up stations
왘
Press desired station button 1
to R briefly.
Ending scan search
왘
Press SC soft key or S or T.
The station last played will be
selected and SC disappears from
the display.
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Autostore – automatic station memory
The Autostore memory function provides
an additional memory level. The station
memory for manually stored stations is not
overwritten.
앫
Calling up Autostore memory level and
storing stations
앫
Calling up stations
왘
앫
Press desired station button 1
to R.
Leaving the Autostore memory level
왘
Press FM or AM soft key briefly.
Interrupting radio mode
The radio mode is interrupted by an
incoming call on the telephone*
(컄 page 229).
앫
Press AS soft key briefly.
The radio switches to the Autostore
memory level. AS and SEARCH
appear in the display and the radio
finds the ten stations with the
strongest signals. These stations
are stored on the station
buttons 1 to R in order of
signal strength.
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앫
왘
Press WB soft key.
The weather band station last received
is tuned in.
Mute on
왘
왘
Weather band
Press U button.
Selecting a weather band station
directly
The radio mode is interrupted and
MUTED appears in the display.
왘
Mute off
왘
Press U button.
The radio mode is again active.
Select desired weather band station
with buttons 1 to 7.
If a station cannot be tuned in, a search
is automatically started.
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Search
왘
Press S or T button to tune in
the next receivable weather band
station.
Scan search
앫
Starting scan search
왘
SC will appear in the display. The
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If no weather band station is received
after three consecutive scans of the
complete frequency range, then the
scan stops at the channel with which it
began and NO WB FOUND appears in the
display.
If this happens, switch back to
standard radio mode.
Press SC soft key.
radio briefly tunes in all receivable
weather band stations.
앫
Ending scan search
왘
Press SC soft key or S or T.
The weather band station last
played will be selected and SC
disappears from the display.
Introduction to satellite radio*
(USA only)
SIRIUS satellite radio provides 100 channels of digital-quality radio, among others
music, sports, news, and entertainment,
free of commercials. SIRIUS satellite radio
uses a fleet of high-power satellites to
broadcast 24 hours per day, coast to
coast, in the contiguous U.S.
This diverse, satellite-delivered programming is available for a monthly subscription fee.
For more information and service
availability call the SIRIUS Service
Center (컄 page 216), or contact
www.siriusradio.com.
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Calling up the SAT main menu
Additional satellite radio equipment
and a subscription to a satellite radio
service provider are required for the
satellite radio operation described
here.
Satellite radio service may be unavailable or interrupted from time to time
for a variety of reasons, such as environmental or topographic conditions
and other things beyond the service
provider’s or our control. Service might
also not be available in certain places
(e.g., in tunnels, parking garages, or
within or next to buildings) or near
other technologies.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for details and availability for
your vehicle.
Note that categories and channels
shown in illustrations are dependent on
programming content delivered by the
service provider. Programming content
is subject to change. Therefore,
channels and categories shown in
illustrations and descriptions
contained in this manual may differ
from the channels and categories
delivered by the service provider.
Press SAT soft key.
SAT is displayed in the upper left-hand
corner of the display.
Prior to activation of the satellite radio
service (컄 page 212).
After activation of satellite radio
service (컄 page 213).
Prior to activation of the satellite radio
service
Program categories
The channels are categorized. Categories
allow you to tune to stations broadcasting
a certain type of program (category mode)
(컄 page 214).
The telephone number of the SIRIUS
Service Center (888-539-7474) is
displayed.
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왘
Press ESN soft key.
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Selecting a station
The twelve-digit electronic serial
number (ESN) of the SAT tuner*
installed in your vehicle is displayed.
The system will tune to a default
station if no station had been selected
previously.
The following options are available:
This information is required to call the
SIRIUS Service Center for an activation
request.
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Credit card information may also be
required for your application.
The activation process takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes after calling the
SIRIUS Service Center.
After activation of the satellite radio
service
The satellite radio main menu appears.
The radio station selected last is audible,
provided it can be received.
The first channel 001 is called up and the
PTY system changes to All categories.
If no station can be received, ACQUIRING
appears in the display.
If the Satellite radio service is not
activated, ACQUIRING will also appear in the
radio display and NO SAT will appear in the
multifunction display.
앫
Selecting a station using the selected
category (컄 page 214).
앫
Tuning via station presets
(컄 page 213).
앫
Tuning via scan search (컄 page 215).
앫
Tuning via manual channel input
(컄 page 214).
앫
Tuning via the program category list
(컄 page 214).
Tuning via station presets
Ten satellite radio station presets are
available.
You can access the presets via number
keys.
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Accessing via number keys
왘
왘
Input line appears in the main radio
menu.
Enter number of preset you wish to
select, e.g. 1.
The radio plays the station stored
under this number and the PTY function
changes to the category corresponding
to the station.
Tuning via manual channel input
Press * button.
왘
앫
Selecting a category
왘
Use number keys to enter desired
channel within 8 seconds, e.g. 1
6.
The system tunes to channel 16.
The station you have selected begins to
play.
The current PTY category of the
station is displayed.
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You can only enter available channel
numbers.
Tuning via the program category list
Example: tuning in channel 16
214
Press PTY soft key.
The category list contains all currently
receivable categories of programs. It is
arranged alphabetically.
왘
Press <<< or >>> soft key.
This switches between the
individual categories.
When changing the category, the
channel selected last in the new
category becomes audible.
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The system will automatically switch to
a station of the selected category if the
currently selected station is not of the
selected category. Otherwise, the
currently selected station remains
tuned.
앫
Tuning a station within the selected
category
The channels identified for the
currently selected category are
arranged numerically. Only one entry is
visible at a time.
왘
Press S or T button briefly.
The next station within the category
is started.
Tuning via scan search
Obtaining additional text information
Scan search is characterized as follows:
Additional text information (artist, title)
related to the current channel can be
displayed.
앫
Scan search plays a channel for
approx. 8 seconds and then skips to
the next channel within the current category.
왘
Press INF soft key.
The title being played is displayed.
앫
Scan search can be terminated
manually.
왘
Press SC soft key.
The name of the artist performing the
title being played is displayed.
The search starts. SC appears in the
display.
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왘
Press SC soft key again.
The search stops.
왘
Press INF soft key again.
If a button is not pressed within
4 seconds, the radio will return to the
standard display.
or
왘
Press and hold S or T
button for approx. 3 seconds until
desired station has been reached.
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Storing stations
Calling up the ESN information menu
왘
Tune in desired station.
왘
Press INF soft key.
왘
Press and hold desired station
button 1 to R until a brief signal
tone is heard.
왘
Press ESN soft key.
The frequency is stored on the selected
station button.
The radio saves the current station at
the memory preset selected. The
memory preset selected appears in the
status line, e.g. S3.
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There are ten presets available.
An existing entry is overwritten in the
memory list when a new entry is given.
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The twelve-digit electronic serial
number (ESN) of the SAT tuner*
installed in your vehicle is displayed.
왘
Press RET soft key to exit the menu.
CD mode
Safety precautions
Warning!
G
The single CD player and the CD changer*
are Class 1 laser products. There is a danger
of invisible laser radiation if the housing is
opened or damaged.
Do not open the housing. The single CD
player and the CD changer* do not contain
any parts that can be serviced by the user.
For safety reasons, have any service work
which may be necessary performed only by
qualified personnel.
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Warning!
G
In order to avoid distraction which could
lead to an accident, the driver should insert
CDs with the vehicle at a standstill and
operate the audio system only if permitted
by road, weather and traffic conditions.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your car covers a
distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m)
every second.
General notes
The system may not be able to play audio
CDs with copy protection.
Playing copied CDs may cause
malfunctions during playback.
!
If you affix stickers to the CDs, they can
become warped due to the heat that
develops in the CD drive or
CD changer*.
In certain situations, the CDs can then
no longer be ejected and cause
damage to the drive. Such damage is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
!
Your CD drive or CD changer* has been
designed to play CDs which
correspond to the EN 60908 standard.
You can therefore only use CDs with a
maximum thickness of 1.3 mm.
Do not use CDs with an 8 cm diameter, not
even with a CD adapter. Attempting to play
CDs with an 8 cm diameter or playing such
CDs with an adapter may cause damage to
the CD drive. Such damage is not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Should excessively high or low temperatures occur while in CD changer mode*,
CD TEMP will appear in the display, and the
CD will be muted until the temperature has
reached an acceptable level for the system
to continue operation.
The single CD player and the CD changer*
play audio CDs.
If you insert thicker data carriers, e.g.
ones that have data on both sides (one
side with DVD data, the other side with
audio data), they cannot be ejected and
will damage the drive.
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Tips on handling CDs
MP3
Compatible MP3 data carriers
앫
Handle CDs carefully to prevent
interference during playback.
The CD changer* can play audio CDs as
well as CDs with MP3 files.
The CD changer can read the following
data carriers in MP3 mode:
앫
Avoid scratches, fingerprints and dust
on the CDs.
Information on MP3 data carriers
앫
Do not write on CDs or apply any labels
or other material to them.
앫
Clean CDs from time to time with a
commercially available cleaning cloth.
Never wipe the CD in a circular motion;
instead, wipe it in a straight line starting in the center and moving outward.
Do not use solvents, anti-static sprays,
etc. for cleaning.
앫
Replace the CD in its case after use.
앫
Protect CDs from heat and direct
sunlight.
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CD media, CD burning software and
CD writers are available in great variety. Due to this variety, it cannot be
guaranteed that the CD changer will be
able to play every user-written CD.
The burning process can lead to data
errors and aging of the medium may result in data loss. Therefore, the
CD changer may be restricted in its
ability to play MP3 data carriers; it may
play them with reduced sound quality,
or it may not be able to play them at all.
Problems may be encountered during
playback of user-written CDs with a
storage capacity of more than 700 MB.
These CDs do not meet valid standards
as of this printing.
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앫
CD-DA
앫
CD-R
앫
CD-RW
Compatible file systems and compression methods
Use Romeo or Joliet. Depending on file format used, up to 128 characters are possible.
The following compression methods are
compatible:
앫
MP3
앫
WMA
앫
WAV
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Compatible bit and sampling rates
Information on copyright
MP3 playback
Fixed and variable bit rates of up to
320 kBit/s are possible.
The music tracks that you create for use in
MP3 mode or that you play in MP3 mode
are subject to copyright laws under applicable international and national regulations.
You can play an MP3 CD on the
CD changer* as you would any standard
audio CD. All of the functions described for
the CD changer also apply for the playback
of MP3 CDs. Keep in mind that the single
CD player in the audio system unit is not
able to read MP3 CDs.
The following table lists possible sampling
rates:
MPEG1
Audio Layer3
44.1 KHz, 48 KHz,
32 KHZ
MPEG2
Audio Layer3
22.5 KHz, 24 KHz,
16 KHz
MPEG2.5
Audio Layer3
11.025 KHz,
12 KHz, 8 KHz
WMA
32 KHz, 44.1 KHz,
48 KHz
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Only use MP3 tracks with a bit rate of
128 kBit/s or higher and with the specified sampling rates.
In many countries, the reproduction of
copyrighted materials is not permitted,
even if only for personal use, without the
express prior consent of the copyright
holder.
Please check the current copyright laws
for your country and comply with them.
These restrictions do not apply, for example, to your own compositions and recordings, or for recordings for which
authorization has been obtained from the
copyright holder.
The first 99 tracks on the CD, including
tracks in subdirectories, are recognized
and played. Any additional tracks will not
be played.
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Due to the branched data structure,
playback of the first track may be delayed slightly.
The use of rates other than those specified may lead to noticeably inferior
sound quality.
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Operating the single CD player in the
audio system unit
Loading a CD
The single CD player in the audio system
unit has capacity for one CD. The CD slot
for loading the drive is located underneath
the soft keys.
왘
Make sure the system is switched on.
왘
Insert CD into CD slot. The label side of
the CD must face upwards.
The system automatically pulls the CD
into the CD slot. The audio CD begins
to play.
!
If a CD is already loaded, it must be
ejected before inserting a new CD.
Inserting a second CD in the slot with
another CD still loaded will cause damage to the CD drive not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Operational readiness of CD changer*
If a CD has been inserted incorrectly or
cannot be read, WRONG CD0 will appear
in the display.
If a CD changer* has been installed in the
vehicle, it can be operated from the front
control panel of the audio system.
A loaded magazine must be installed to
play CDs.
Ejecting a CD
왘
Make sure the system is switched on.
왘
Press EJECT button.
The system ejects the CD. NO CD will
appear in the display.
왘
The CD changer* is located in the glove
box.
Loading/unloading the CD magazine
i
Remove CD from slot.
The CD changer* may not be able to
play audio CDs with copy protection.
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If you do not take the CD out of the CD
slot within approx. 15 seconds, the
system automatically pulls the CD back
in and plays it.
If a CD is pulled back in, press
EJECT button for 5 seconds; the CD
will then be ejected.
왘
Slide changer door to the right and
press g button.
왘
Magazine will be ejected.
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왘
Push tray into magazine in direction of
arrow.
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CDs which have been inserted
improperly or are unreadable will not
be played.
왘
1 CD
2 CD changer
3 CD tray
4 CD magazine
왘
Remove magazine 4 and pull
CD tray 3 fully out.
왘
Place CD 1 in recess of tray, label side
up.
Push magazine into CD changer* 2 in
direction of arrow and close sliding
door.
Playing CDs
CD changer*
왘
Press Q button.
CD and the selected magazine slot
number appear in the upper left-hand
corner of the display.
If you have not removed a CD since the last
time the CD audio source was activated,
the last CD listened to will begin to play at
the point where it was switched off.
After the last track on a CD has finished,
the next CD is automatically played.
Single CD player in the audio unit
왘
Press i button.
CD 0 will appear in the upper left-hand
corner of the display.
The CD will resume playback at the point
where it was switched off.
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Playing tracks
You have the following options:
앫
Audio system with CD changer*:
selecting CDs
앫
Direct track entry
앫
Track skip forward/reverse
앫
Fast forward/reverse
앫
Scan
앫
Random tracks
앫
Repeat track
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Selecting CDs in the audio unit with CD
changer*
If there is no CD in the selected
magazine slot, NO CD appears in the
display with the corresponding slot
number.
Direct track entry
왘
You can select from among the
inserted CDs with buttons
R to 6.
R = CD player in the audio unit
1 to 6 = CDs in the
CD changer*
The magazine slot number of the
selected CD appears next to CD in the
display, and the number of the
currently played track appears next
to TRACK.
You can make a direct selection from
among the tracks on a CD.
왘
Press * button.
왘
Enter track number using buttons 1
to R.
The number of the track being played
appears next to TRACK in the display.
You can only enter available track
numbers.
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Skipping tracks forward/backward
Fast forward/reverse
Random play
앫
앫
The random function (RDM) plays the
tracks of the current CD in random order.
Skipping tracks forward
왘
Press S button briefly.
Fast forward
왘
The next track will be played.
앫
Skipping tracks backward
왘
앫
If the track has been playing for
more than 10 seconds, the unit
skips back to the beginning of the
track currently playing. If less than
10 seconds have been played, the
unit skips back to the beginning of
the previous track.
Pressing the T or S button
repeatedly will result in multiple tracks
being skipped.
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Reverse
왘
Press T button briefly.
Press and hold S button until
desired point has been reached.
When you start the RDM function, the
RPT function is automatically switched
off.
Press and hold T button until
desired point has been reached.
i
앫
The track number and the relative time
of the track is shown in the display
during the search.
Switching on random
왘
RDM appears in the display.
A randomly selected track is
played.
Scan
앫
Starting scan
왘
Press RDM soft key.
Press SC soft key.
앫
Switching off random
왘
Press RDM soft key again.
SC will appear in the display.
Each track on the current CD will be
played for approx. 8 seconds in ascending order.
앫
Ending scan
왘
Press SC soft key or T or S.
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Repeat
Pause function
The track being played is repeated until the
repeat function is switched off.
The CD changer mode is interrupted by an
incoming call on the telephone*
(컄 page 229).
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When you start the RPT function, the
RDM function is automatically
switched off.
앫
앫
Track and time display
Switching on pause function
왘
Switching on repeat
왘
The number of the track being played
and the elapsed playing time appear in
the display.
Press RPT soft key.
RPT appears in the display.
앫
왘
Switching off repeat
왘
Press U button.
왘
The CD changer mode is
interrupted and PAUSE appears in
the display.
Press RPT soft key again.
앫
Switching off pause function
왘
Press U button.
The CD changer mode is active
again.
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Press T soft key.
Press T soft key again.
The total number of tracks and the total
playing time of the CD appear in the
display.
왘
Press T soft key.
The standard CD playback menu
appears in the display.
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Audio system
GSM network phones
Switching on the telephone
Using your Mercedes-Benz specified
mobile telephone*, a number of functions
and operating steps can be performed and
displayed in the audio system display.
Switching on the telephone
Further operating instructions not covered
here can be found in the operating instructions for the multifunction steering wheel
and the cellular telephone*.
If your audio system is set up for telephone
operation, the t symbol will appear in
the display.
When you insert your Mercedes-Benz
specified mobile telephone* into the
telephone cradle, you will be prompted to
enter your PIN for 30 seconds
(컄 page 225). This display disappears
when you press any button.
When your mobile telephone is inserted
into the telephone cradle, you will see the
reception strength in the upper right-hand
corner of the display.
왘
PIN entry
Press h button.
If the telephone was previously
switched off, PROCESSING appears in
the display and you will then be
prompted to enter your PIN.
왘
Enter PIN number using buttons 1
to R.
왘
If necessary, correct number entered
with the CLR soft key. Press soft key
briefly to delete the last digit entered;
press soft key and hold to delete the
complete number.
왘
Press OK soft key after entering correct
PIN.
Switching off the telephone
왘
Press h button for approx.
3 seconds.
PROCESSING appears in the display until
the telephone is off. Afterward,
PHONE OFF appears in the display.
왘 READY or ROAMING will
appear in the
display.
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If the PIN is entered incorrectly three
times, NEED PUK will appear in the
display. Enter PUK via your telephone.
Please refer to the separate telephone
operating instructions for more
information.
Placing a call
Turn rotary control of N button
during a telephone call.
The volume will increase or decrease
depending on the direction turned.
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The volume can be adjusted separately
for telephone mode and audio mode.
Adjusting sound
왘
Adjust sound during a telephone call.
Sound adjustment (컄 page 203).
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If necessary, correct number entered
with the CLR soft key. Press soft key
briefly to delete the last digit entered;
press soft key and hold to delete the
complete number.
왘
After correct telephone number has
been entered, press s button.
Entering a telephone number and
starting the dialing process
i
Adjusting the volume
왘
왘
왘
Enter desired telephone number using
buttons 1 to R.
The number can have up to 32 digits,
but only twelve of these are visible in
the display.
If the telephone number has been
saved together with a name in the
telephone book, the name will appear
in the display.
Phone book
The numbers stored in the phone book of
the telephone can be called up either by
name or number.
In addition, incoming calls are stored in the
phone book.
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Audio system
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This is only possible, however, when
the call information transmitted
includes the number of the person
calling. If the telephone number is not
transmitted, NO NUMBER will be stored
in the phone book.
앫
왘
Press MEM soft key or press
button ‚ or ƒ.
왘
Press desired numerical key 2
to 9.
The stored entries are selected
according to the alphabetical order
of the initial letters (e.g. for
S -Schneider, press button 7
four times).
Searching and calling up telephone
book entries by name
You can access your mobile
telephone’s phone book using the
audio system. You can access both the
main entries and the sub-entries of
your phone book.
or
왘
Press and hold button ‚
or ƒ.
The system jumps from one initial
letter to the next in ascending or
descending order.
왘
or
Press and hold button ‚
or ƒ until desired initial letter
has been reached.
왘
Press button ‚ or ƒ
repeatedly until desired entry has
been reached.
The stored entries are selected in
alphabetical order with the
sub-entries.
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Several sub-entries can be stored for
each main entry (name). These entries
are marked by a corresponding
abbreviation that appears in the upper
left-hand corner of the display. The
following abbreviations for sub-entries
are possible:
CEL = Mobile phone
HOM = Home
WOR = Work
FAX = Fax
PAG = Pager
TEL = Main
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왘
컄컄
앫
When you have selected a number,
press s button.
왘
Press MEM soft key or press
button ‚ or ƒ.
The call will be made.
왘
Press RCV soft key (received calls).
Search for desired entry.
왘
Press NUM soft key.
왘
The telephone number of the phone
book entry appears in the display.
앫
Select desired telephone number
with button ‚ or ƒ.
The letter R and the number of the
memory position appear in the
upper left-hand corner of the
display. The numbers are stored in
the order of the calls received.
Returning calls received
왘
When you have selected a number,
press s button.
The call will be made.
Speed dial
If you have stored telephone numbers
as speed dial numbers in your
telephone, you can also enter these
with buttons 1 to R on the radio
head unit.
The number of received calls and
then the call last received appear
briefly in the display.
Viewing the telephone number of a
telephone book entry
왘
앫
왘
Press desired button 1 to R
briefly.
왘
Press s button.
The call will be made.
앫
Turbo dial
If you have stored telephone numbers
as turbo dial numbers in your
telephone, you can also enter these
with buttons 1 to R on the radio
head unit.
왘
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Press desired button 1 to R
until the call is made.
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Audio system
Redial
If the number you have dialed is busy, you
can again place calls to the last ten
telephone numbers dialed using the redial
function.
왘
왘
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If you have activated the automatic
redial function on your telephone, the
number of the person being called is
automatically redialed after a short
waiting period if there is a busy signal.
Refer to the separate operating
instructions for the mobile telephone.
Press s button.
Accepting an incoming call
The telephone number last dialed
will appear in the display.
If the telephone is active in the background
(reception symbol is visible in the display),
the audio source is muted when an incoming call is received. A ringing tone can be
heard and the caller’s telephone number,
or the name under which the telephone
number has been saved in the phone book,
appears in the display. If the caller’s
number is not transmitted with the call,
CALL will appear in the display.
Select desired telephone number
with button ‚ or ƒ.
The letter L and the number of the
memory position appears in the
left-hand corner of the display. The
numbers are stored in the order of
the calls received.
왘
When you have selected a number,
press s button.
왘
Press s button.
The call is accepted.
The call will be made.
앫
Manual redial
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Controls in detail
Audio system
Muting a call
It is possible to mute a call; the caller is
then no longer able to hear you.
앫
Mute on
왘
Press MUT soft key.
왘 MIC MUTE will
앫
appear in the display.
Mute off
왘
Press MUT soft key again.
Talking with two callers at the same
time
왘
If you wish to receive or place another call
during an already active call, you can
accept or place the second call and switch
between the callers or combine them into
one call. Note that the features described
here are depending on availability from
your mobile phone service provider.
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앫
Terminating a call
왘
Press t button.
The current call is terminated and the
muted audio source becomes active
again.
왘
Place new call by entering
telephone number manually.
왘
Press s button.
You are connected to the second
caller; the first caller is kept on
hold.
or
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Placing/accepting a second call
Press s button to accept a
second call.
You will be notified of the second call
acoustically, but you will not see this in
the display.
You are connected with the second
caller; the first caller is kept on hold.
앫
Switching between calls
왘
Press 2 and s buttons.
This switches between the calls.
The non-active call is kept on hold.
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Audio system
앫
Terminating a call
왘
Press t button.
The current call is terminated. You
are again connected with the caller
previously placed on hold.
앫
Combining two calls
왘
Press 3 and s buttons.
The calls are combined into one
call.
앫
Terminating a combined call
왘
Press t button.
The connection to both callers is
terminated.
TDMA or CDMA network phones
Switching on the telephone
Using your Mercedes-Benz specified
mobile telephone*, a number of functions
and operating steps can be performed and
displayed in the audio system display.
Switching on the telephone
왘
Press h button.
If you have programmed an unlock
code for the telephone, you must now
enter the code.
Further operating instructions not covered
here can be found in the operating instructions for the multifunction steering wheel
and the mobile telephone*.
If your audio system is set up for telephone
operation, the t symbol will appear in
the display.
When you insert your Mercedes-Benz
specified mobile telephone* into the
telephone cradle, you will be prompted to
enter your PIN for 30 seconds
(컄 page 231). This display disappears
when you press any button.
When your mobile telephone is inserted
into the telephone cradle, you will see the
reception strength in the upper right-hand
corner of the display.
왘
Enter code using buttons 1
to R.
왘
If necessary, correct number entered
with the CLR soft key. Press soft key
briefly to delete the last digit entered;
press soft key and hold to delete the
complete number.
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Controls in detail
Audio system
컄컄왘
Press OK soft key after entering correct
code.
The telephone is unlocked. If you have
entered an incorrect code, you must
enter the correct code.
Switching off the telephone
왘
Press h button for approx.
3 seconds.
Adjusting sound
왘
Entering a telephone number and
starting the dialing process
Adjusting the volume
i
The volume can be adjusted separately
for telephone mode and audio mode.
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After correct telephone number has
been entered, press s button.
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If the telephone number has been
saved together with a name in the
phone book, the name will appear in
the display.
the telephone is off. Afterward,
The volume will increase or decrease
depending on the direction turned.
왘
Placing a call
PHONE OFF appears in the display.
Turn rotary control of N button
during a telephone call.
If necessary, correct number entered
with the CLR soft key. Press soft key
briefly to delete the last digit entered;
press soft key and hold to delete the
complete number.
Adjust sound during a telephone call.
Sound adjustment (컄 page 203).
PROCESSING appears in the display until
왘
왘
Phone book
왘
Enter desired telephone number using
buttons 1 to R.
The number can have up to 32 digits,
but only twelve of these are visible in
the display.
The numbers stored in the phone book of
the mobile telephone can be called up
either by name or number.
In addition, incoming calls are stored in the
phone book.
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Audio system
i
This is only possible, however, when
the call information transmitted
includes the number of the person
calling. If the telephone number is not
transmitted, NO NUMBER will be stored
in the phone book.
앫
왘
Press MEM soft key or press
button ‚ or ƒ.
왘
Press desired numerical key 2
to 9.
The stored entries are selected
according to the alphabetical order
of the initial letters (e.g. for
S -Schneider, press button 7
four times).
Searching and calling up phone book
entries by name
You can access your mobile
telephone’s phone book with the audio
system. You can access both the main
entries and the sub-entries of your
phone book.
or
왘
Press and hold button ‚
or ƒ.
The system jumps from one initial
letter to the next in ascending or
descending order.
왘
or
Press and hold button ‚
or ƒ until desired initial letter
has been reached.
왘
Press button ‚ or ƒ
repeatedly until desired entry has
been reached.
The stored entries are selected in
alphabetical order with the
sub-entries.
i
Several sub-entries can be stored for
each main entry (name). These entries
are marked by a corresponding
abbreviation that appears in the upper
left-hand corner of the display. The
following abbreviations for sub-entries
are possible:
CEL = Mobile phone
HOM = Home
WOR = Work
FAX = Fax
PAG = Pager
TEL = Main
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Audio system
왘
컄컄
앫
When you have selected a number,
press s button.
왘
Press MEM soft key or press
button ‚ or ƒ.
The call will be made.
왘
Press RCV soft key (received calls).
Search for desired entry.
왘
Press NUM soft key.
왘
The telephone number of the phone
book entry appears in the display.
앫
Select desired telephone number
with button ‚ or ƒ.
The letter R and the number of the
memory position appear in the
upper left-hand corner of the
display. The numbers are stored in
the order of the calls received.
Returning calls received
왘
When you have selected a number,
press s button.
The call will be made.
Speed dial
If you have stored telephone numbers
as speed dial numbers in your
telephone, you can also enter these
with buttons 1 to R on the radio
unit.
The number of received calls and
then the call last received appear
briefly in the display.
Viewing the telephone number of a
phone book entry
왘
앫
왘
Press desired button 1 to R
briefly.
왘
Press s button.
The call will be made.
앫
Turbo dial
If you have stored telephone numbers
as turbo dial numbers in your
telephone, you can also enter these
with buttons 1 to R on the radio
unit.
왘
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Press desired button 1 to R
until the call is made.
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Audio system
Redial
If the number you have dialed is busy, you
can again place calls to the last ten
telephone numbers dialed using the redial
function.
왘
왘
i
If you have activated the automatic redial function on your mobile telephone,
the number of the person being called
is automatically redialed after a short
waiting period if there is a busy signal.
Refer to the separate operating instructions for the mobile telephone.
Press s button.
Accepting an incoming call
The telephone number last dialed
will appear in the display.
If the telephone is active in the background
(reception symbol is visible in the display),
the audio source is muted when an incoming call is received. A ringing tone can be
heard and the caller’s telephone number,
or the name under which the telephone
number has been saved in the telephone
book, appears in the display. If the caller’s
number is not relayed, CALL will appear in
the display.
Select desired telephone number
with button ‚ or ƒ.
The letter L and the number of the
memory position appears in the
left-hand corner of the display. The
numbers are stored in the order of
the calls received.
왘
When you have selected a number,
press s button.
왘
Press s button.
The call is accepted.
The call will be made.
앫
Manual redial
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Controls in detail
Audio system
Muting a call
Accepting a second incoming call
It is possible to mute a call; the caller is
then no longer able to hear you.
If you receive another call during an
already active call, you can accept the
second call and switch between the two.
앫
Mute on
왘
Press MUT soft key.
왘 MIC MUTE will
앫
appear in the display.
Mute off
왘
Press MUT soft key again.
Terminating a call
왘
Press t button.
The current call is terminated and the
muted audio source becomes active
again.
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앫
Accepting a second call
왘
Place new call by entering
telephone number manually.
i
You will be notified of the second call
acoustically, but you will not see this in
the display.
You are connected to the second
caller; the first caller is kept on hold.
앫
Switching between calls
왘
Press s button.
This switches between the calls.
The non-active call is kept on hold.
앫
Terminating a call
왘
Press t button.
The current call is terminated. The
connection to the caller previously
kept on hold is also interrupted;
however, reconnection is indicated
by an acoustic signal.
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Audio system
Placing a second call
앫
왘
If you wish to place another call during an
already active call, you can place the
second call and switch between the callers
or combine them into one call. Note that
this feature is dependent on availability
from your mobile phone service provider.
앫
Placing a second call
왘
Place a new call by entering
telephone number manually.
왘
Press s button.
You are connected to the second
caller; the first caller is kept on
hold.
Terminating a call
Press t button.
The current call is terminated. The
connection to the caller previously
kept on hold is also interrupted;
however, reconnection is indicated
by an acoustic signal.
앫
Combining two calls
왘
Press s button.
The calls are combined into one
call.
앫
Terminating a combined call
왘
Emergency calls “911”
The following describes how to dial a “911”
emergency call using the audio system
head unit when a Mercedes-Benz specified
mobile phone* is inserted in the phone
cradle*. Unless otherwise specified, the
descriptions refer to the audio system
head unit.
Consult the separate telephone operating
instructions that came with your mobile
phone* for information on how to place a
“911” emergency call on the mobile
phone*.
Press t button.
The connection to both callers is
terminated.
Warning!
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The “911” emergency call system is a public
service. Using it without due cause is a criminal offense.
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The following conditions must be met for a
“911” emergency call:
GSM network phones
앫
Telephone must be switched on.
Placing a “911” emergency call using
audio head unit with the phone locked
앫
The corresponding mobile communications network must be available.
왘
i
Emergency calls may not be possible
with all telephone networks or if certain
network services and/or telephone
functions are active. Check with your
local service providers.
Press h button to switch to
telephone operation.
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왘
Press h button to switch to
telephone operation.
왘
Enter 911 using the number keypad on
the audio head unit.
왘
Press s button for dialing to begin.
PIN? appears in the audio display.
왘
Enter 911 using the number keypad on
the audio head unit.
왘
Press OK soft key or s button for
dialing to begin.
DIALING appears in the audio display
If you cannot make an emergency call, you
will have to initiate rescue measures
yourself.
Placing a “911” emergency call using
audio head unit with the phone
unlocked
while the telephone establishes the
connection.
왘
Wait until the emergency call center
answers, then describe the emergency.
DIALING appears in the audio display
while the telephone establishes the
connection.
왘
Wait until the emergency call center
answers, then describe the emergency.
i
If no SIM card is in the mobile phone,
NO SERVICE appears in the audio
display. In that case, you only can make
an emergency call on the mobile phone
itself, without the use of the head unit.
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Audio system
TDMA/CDMA network phones
Placing a “911” emergency call using
audio head unit with the phone locked
왘
Press h button to switch to
telephone operation.
Placing a “911” emergency call using
audio head unit with the phone
unlocked
왘
Press h button to switch to
telephone operation.
왘
Enter 911 using the number keypad on
the audio head unit.
왘
Press s button for dialing to begin.
CODE? appears in the audio display.
왘
Enter 911 using the number keypad on
the audio head unit.
왘
Press OK soft key or s button for
dialing to begin.
DIALING appears in the audio display
while the telephone establishes the
connection.
왘
DIALING appears in the audio display
while the telephone establishes the
connection.
왘
Wait until the emergency call center
answers, then describe the emergency.
Wait until the emergency call center
answers, then describe the emergency.
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Power windows
Opening and closing the windows
Warning!
The side windows are opened and closed
electrically. The switches for all the side
windows are on the driver’s door. The
switches for the respective windows are
on the front passenger door and the rear
doors.
G
When closing the power windows, make
sure there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
The closing of the door windows can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or,
if switch was pulled past the resistance
point and released, by either pressing or
pulling the respective switch.
If the window encounters an obstruction
that blocks its path in a circumstance where
you pulled the switch past the resistance
point and released it to close the window,
the automatic reversal function will stop the
window and open it slightly.
1 Left front window
2 Right front window
3 Right rear window
4 Left rear window
5 Rear window override switch
(컄 page 85)
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If the window encounters an obstruction
that blocks its path in a circumstance where
you are closing the window by pulling and
holding the switch, by pressing and holding
button ‹ on the SmartKey, or by pressing and holding button , or e on the
climate control panel, the automatic reversal function will not operate.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
Controls in detail
Power windows
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Opening the windows
You can also open or close the power
windows using the SmartKey, see
“Summer opening feature”
(컄 page 243) and “Convenience closing feature” (컄 page 243).
왘
Depending on current position, the windows may also open or close when the
air recirculation button , in the
control panel of the climate control
(컄 page 177) or automatic climate
control* (Canada only) (컄 page 187),
or the charcoal filter button e in the
control panel of the automatic climate
control* (Canada only) (컄 page 194) is
pressed and held.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
Press switch 1 to 4 to the resistance
point.
Fully opening the windows
(Express-open)
왘
The corresponding window will move
downwards until you release the
switch.
Closing the windows
왘
Pull switch 1 to 4 to the resistance
point.
The corresponding window will move
upwards until you release the switch.
Warning!
Press switch 1 to 4 past the
resistance point and release.
The corresponding window opens
completely.
Fully closing the windows
(Express-close)
왘
Pull switch 1 to 4 past the
resistance point and release.
The corresponding window closes
completely.
G
If you pull and hold the switch up when
closing the window, and upward movement
of the window is blocked by some obstruction including but not limited to arms, hands,
fingers, etc., the automatic reversal will not
operate.
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Power windows
!
If the upward movement of the window
is blocked during the closing
procedure, the window will stop and
open slightly.
Remove the obstruction, pull the
switch again past the resistance point
and release.
If the window still does not close when
there is no obstruction, then pull and
hold the switch again. The side window
will then close without the obstruction
sensor function.
Warning!
G
Driver’s door only:
If within 5 seconds you again pull the switch
past the resistance point and release, the
automatic reversal will not function.
Synchronizing power windows
The power windows must be
resynchronized each time
앫
after the battery has been
disconnected or discharged.
앫
if the power windows cannot be fully
opened (Express-open) or closed
(Express-close).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Pull the power window switches until
the side windows are closed.
Stopping windows
왘
Press or pull respective switch again.
Hold the switches for approximately
1 second.
The power windows are synchronized.
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Power windows
Summer opening feature
If the weather is warm, you can ventilate
the vehicle before driving off by simultaneously:
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opening the side windows
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opening the tilt/sliding sunroof*
Convenience closing feature
Warning!
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When closing the windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof*, make sure that there is no
danger of anyone being harmed by the closing procedure.
If potential danger exists, proceed as follows:
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Aim transmitter eye at the driver’s door
handle. The SmartKey must be in close
proximity to the door handle.
왘
Press and hold button Πuntil the
windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof*
have reached the desired position.
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Release button Πto interrupt procedure.
Release button ‹ to stop the closing
procedure. To open, press and hold
button Œ. To continue the closing
procedure after making sure that there
is no danger of anyone being harmed by
the closing procedure, press and hold
button ‹.
왘
Aim transmitter eye at the driver’s door
handle. The SmartKey must be in close
proximity to the door handle.
왘
Press and hold button ‹ until the
windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof*
are completely closed.
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Release the ‹ button to stop
procedure.
Make sure all windows and the tilt/sliding
sunroof* are properly closed before leaving the vehicle.
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Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
The tilt/sliding sunroof can be opened and
closed electrically. The switch for the
tilt/sliding sunroof is on the overhead
control panel.
With the sunroof closed or tilted open, a
screen can be slid into the roof opening to
guard against sun rays. When sliding the
sunroof open, the screen will also retract.
1 Push up to raise sunroof at rear
2 Pull down to lower sunroof at rear
3 Push forward to slide sunroof closed
4 Push back to slide sunroof open
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When closing the tilt/sliding sunroof, make
sure there is no danger of anyone being
harmed by the closing procedure.
The opening/closing procedure of the
tilt/sliding sunroof can be immediately
halted by releasing the switch or, if the
switch was moved past the resistance point
and released, by moving the switch in any
direction.
Screen
Sunroof switch
Warning!
The tilt/sliding sunroof is made out of glass.
In the event of an accident, the glass may
shatter. This may result in an opening in the
roof.
In a vehicle rollover, occupants not wearing
their seat belts or not wearing them properly
may be thrown out of the opening. Such an
opening also presents a potential for injury
for occupants wearing their seat belts
properly as entire body parts or portions of
them may protrude from the passenger
compartment.
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Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment can cause an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
You can also open or close the tilt/sliding sunroof using the SmartKey, see
“Summer opening feature”
(컄 page 243) and “Convenience closing feature” (컄 page 243).
Depending on current position, the
tilt/sliding sunroof may also open or
close when the air recirculation
button , in the control panel of the
climate control (컄 page 177) or automatic climate control* (Canada only)
(컄 page 192), or the charcoal filter
button e in the control panel of the
automatic climate control* (Canada
only) (컄 page 194) is pressed and held.
!
To avoid damaging the seals, do not
transport any objects with sharp edges
which can stick out of the tilt/sliding
sunroof.
Do not open the tilt/sliding sunroof if
there is snow or ice on the roof, as this
could result in malfunctions.
The tilt/sliding sunroof can be opened
or closed manually should an electrical
malfunction occur (컄 page 393).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
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To open, close, raise, or lower the
tilt/sliding sunroof, move the sunroof
switch to resistance point in the
required direction of arrows 1 to 4.
Release the sunroof switch when the
tilt/sliding sunroof has reached the
desired position.
Fully opening (Express-open) and
closing (Express-close) the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
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To open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof, move the sunroof switch past
the resistance point in the required
direction of arrow 1 to 4 and
release.
The tilt/sliding sunroof opens or closes
completely.
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Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Stopping the power tilt/sliding sunroof
during Express-operation
왘
Move the sunroof switch in any
direction.
Synchronizing the power tilt/sliding
sunroof
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Move and hold the sunroof switch in
the direction of arrow 1 (컄 page 244)
until the tilt/sliding sunroof is fully
raised at the rear.
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be
synchronized
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If the movement of the tilt/sliding
sunroof is blocked during the closing
procedure, the tilt/sliding sunroof will
stop and reopen slightly.
after the battery has been
disconnected or discharged
앫
after the tilt/sliding sunroof has been
closed manually (컄 page 393)
앫
after a malfunction
앫
if the tilt/sliding sunroof does not open
smoothly
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Hold the sunroof switch for
approximately 1 second.
왘
Check the Express-open feature
(컄 page 245).
If the tilt/sliding sunroof opens
completely, the tilt/sliding sunroof is
synchronized. Otherwise repeat the
above steps.
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Driving systems
왔 Driving systems
The driving system of your vehicle is
described on the following pages:
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Cruise control, with which the vehicle
can maintain a preset speed.
For information on the BAS, ABS, and ESP®
driving systems, see “Driving safety systems” (컄 page 87).
Cruise control
Warning!
Cruise control automatically maintains the
speed you set for your vehicle.
Use of cruise control is recommended for
driving at a constant speed for extended
periods of time. You can set or resume
cruise control at any speed over 20 mph
(30 km/h).
The cruise control function is operated by
means of the cruise control lever.
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column (컄 page 22).
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Cruise control is a convenience system designed to assist the driver during vehicle operation. The driver is and must remain at all
times responsible for the vehicle speed and
for safe brake operation.
Only use cruise control if the road, traffic
and weather conditions make it advisable to
travel at a steady speed.
앫
The use of cruise control can be dangerous on winding roads or in heavy traffic
because conditions do not allow safe
driving at a steady speed.
앫
The use of cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in
tire traction can result in wheel spin and
loss of control.
앫
Deactivate cruise control when driving
in fog.
The “Resume” function should only be operated if the driver is fully aware of the previously set speed and wishes to resume this
particular preset speed.
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Driving systems
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!
On uphill or downhill grades, cruise
control may not be able to maintain the
set speed. Once the grade eases, the
set speed will be resumed.
Vehicles with automatic transmission:
Moving the 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 Sets current or higher speed
2 Sets current or lower speed
3 Cancels cruise control
4 Resumes at last set speed
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Step on the brake pedal.
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Cruise control is canceled. The last
speed set is stored for later use.
Vehicles with manual transmission:
The set cruise controlled speed is
switched off when declutching exceeds
4 seconds during shifting a new gear.
or
Setting current speed
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Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
Briefly lift 1 or depress 2 the cruise
control lever.
The current speed is set.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Cruise control is activated.
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Briefly push the cruise control lever to
position 3.
Cruise control is canceled. The last
speed set is stored for later use.
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The last stored speed is canceled when
you turn off the engine.
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Driving systems
Setting a higher speed
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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.
왘
Lift cruise control lever to position 1
and hold it up until the desired speed is
reached.
Release cruise control lever.
The new speed is set.
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Depressing the accelerator pedal does
not deactivate cruise control. After
brief acceleration (e.g. for passing),
cruise control will resume the last
speed set.
Setting a lower speed
왘
Depress cruise control lever to
position 2 and hold it down until the
desired speed is reached.
왘
Release cruise control lever.
Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Setting to last stored speed
“Resume” function)
Warning!
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The speed stored in memory should only be
set again if prevailing road conditions permit. Possible acceleration or deceleration
differences arising from returning to preset
speed could cause an accident and/or serious injury to you and others.
Faster
왘
Briefly tip cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 1.
왘
The cruise control resumes the last set
speed.
Slower
왘
Briefly tip cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 2.
Briefly push cruise control lever to
position 4.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
The new speed is set.
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Loading
Roof rack*
Warning!
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Only use roof racks approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model to
avoid damage to the vehicle. Follow manufacturer’s installation instructions.
왘
Mount the roof rack only between the
fastening points (see arrows).
왘
Secure the roof rack according to
manufacturer’s instructions for
installation.
Ski sack* (Canada only)
!
Load the roof rack in such a way that
the vehicle cannot be damaged while
driving.
Make sure
앫
you can fully raise the tilt/sliding
sunroof*.
앫
you can fully open the trunk.
1 Handle
2 Cover
3 Armrest
Unfolding and loading
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왘
Fold armrest 3 down (arrow).
왘
Pull handle 1 and swing cover 2
down.
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Loading
4 Hook and loop fastener
5 Button
왘
Unfasten hook and loop fastener 4.
왘
Open trunk lid.
왘
Pull ski sack into passenger compartment and unfold.
왘
Press button 5.
Warning!
The flap opens downward.
The ski sack is designed for up to four pairs
of skis. Do not load the ski sack with other
objects.
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From trunk, slide skis into ski sack.
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Always fasten the ski sack securely. In an
accident, an unfastened ski sack can cause
injury to vehicle occupants.
컄컄
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Controls in detail
Loading
컄컄
Unloading and folding
6 Strap
왘
Tighten strap 6 by pulling at the loose
end (arrow) until the skis in the ski sack
are tightly secured.
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왘
Loosen the straps.
왘
Disconnect hook 7 from eye 8.
왘
Unload skis.
왘
Close flap in trunk.
왘
Fold and flatten ski sack lengthwise.
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7 Hook
8 Eye
Place folded ski sack inside recess of
backrest.
왘
Fasten hook and loop fastener.
왘
왘
Close ski sack compartment cover.
Connect hook 7 to eye 8.
Tighten strap by pulling at the loose
end (arrow).
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Loading
Removing the ski sack
You can remove the ski sack for cleaning
or drying.
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.
Split rear bench seat*
To expand the cargo area, you can fold
down the left and right rear seat backrests.
The two sections can be folded down
separately.
Warning!
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To prevent unauthorized persons from
accessing the trunk, always close the
flap.
1 Button
2 Ski sack frame
3 Flap
왘
Open trunk lid.
왘
Press button 1.
Installing the ski sack
Install the ski sack in the reverse order.
왘
Push ski sack frame 2 with ski sack
inward until the ski sack frame snaps
into place.
왘
Close flap 3.
왘
Close trunk lid.
The flap 3 opens downward.
왘
왘
Press button 1 firmly until ski sack
frame 2 is released.
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When expanding the luggage area, 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 256).
Pull ski sack frame 2 with ski sack
out.
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Loading
Folding the backrest forward
Returning the backrest to original
position
The release handle 1 is located in the
trunk.
왘
Pull release handle 1.
왘
Fully retract and fold rearward head
restraints (컄 page 111).
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Pull release handle 2.
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Fold seat cushion 3 forward.
왘
Fold backrest 4 forward.
!
Always release the seat cushion and
fold it forward before folding the seat
backrests forward. Otherwise, the
backrest covering may be damaged.
왘
Fold backrest 2 rearward until it
engages.
왘
Fold seat cushion 1 rearward until it
locks into position.
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Loading
Warning!
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Loading instructions
If a red indicator is visible with the backrest
up, then the backrest is not properly locked
into position.
If the backrest is not locked into position,
a red indicator 3 will be visible.
왘
Check for secure locking by pushing
and pulling on the backrest.
Always lock backrest in its upright position
when rear seat bench is occupied, cargo is
being carried in the trunk, or the extended
cargo compartment is not in use. Check for
secure locking by pushing and pulling on the
backrest.
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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To prevent unauthorized persons from
access to the trunk, always lock
backrest in its upright position.
The total load weight including vehicle
occupants and luggage/cargo should not
exceed the load limit or vehicle capacity
weight indicated on the corresponding
placard located on the driver’s door
B-pillar.
The handling characteristics of a fully loaded vehicle depend greatly on the load distribution. It is therefore recommended to
load the vehicle according to the illustrations shown, with the heaviest items being
placed towards the front of the vehicle.
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Loading
Always place items being carried against
front or rear seat backrests, and fasten
them as securely as possible.
The heaviest portion of the cargo should always be kept as low as possible since it influences the handling characteristics of
the vehicle.
Warning!
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Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible.
Cargo tie-down rings*
The four cargo tie-down rings are located
in the trunk.
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.
Never drive vehicle with trunk open. Deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
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The trunk is the preferred place to carry
objects.
The enlarged cargo area should only be
used for items which do not fit in the
trunk alone.
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Cargo tie-down rings
왘
Carefully secure cargo by applying
even load on all rings with rope
sufficient strength to hold down the
cargo.
Always follow loading instructions
(컄 page 255).
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Useful features
왔 Useful features
Storage compartments
Warning!
Glove box
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To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when storing objects in the vehicle. Put luggage or cargo in the 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.
1 Glove box lid release
2 Glove box
1 Unlocking
2 Locking
Locking glove box
Opening glove box
왘
왘
Pull glove box lid release 1.
The glove box lid opens 2 downward.
Closing glove box
왘
Push glove box lid 2 up to close.
Insert mechanical key (컄 page 389)
into the glove box lock and turn it to
position 2.
Unlocking glove box
왘
Turn mechanical key in the glove box
lock to position 1.
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Audio system/COMAND* with CD
changer*: The CD changer* is located
in the glove box.
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Useful features
Armrest storage compartments
Opening telephone compartment
왘
Press button 3 on driver’s side or
button 2 on passenger side and lift
armrest.
Closing telephone compartment
왘
Press armrest down until it engages
into place.
Parcel net in front passenger footwell
(all models, except C 280 4MATIC and
C 350 4MATIC)
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.
Warning!
1 Handle
2 Button, passenger side
3 Button, driver’s side
Armrest in the rear passenger
compartment
Pull handle 1 and lift armrest.
Closing storage compartment
왘
The parcel net cannot protect transported
goods in the event of an accident.
Press armrest down until it engages
into place.
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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. In an accident, during hard braking, or sudden maneuvers, they could be
thrown around inside the vehicle and cause
injury to vehicle occupants.
Opening storage compartment
왘
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Pull the top of the armrest out and fold
it down.
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Useful features
Cup holders
Warning!
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In order to help prevent spilling liquids on
vehicle occupants and/or vehicle equipment, only use containers that fit into the
cup holder. Use lids on open containers and
do not fill containers to a height where the
contents, especially hot liquids, could spill
during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or an accident. Liquids spilled on vehicle occupants
may cause serious personal injury. Liquids
spilled on vehicle equipment may cause
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
When not in use, keep the cup holder
closed. An open cup holder may cause injury
to you or others when contacted during
braking, vehicle maneuvers, or in an accident.
Keep in mind that objects placed in the cup
holder may come loose during braking, vehicle maneuvers, or in an accident and be
thrown around in the vehicle interior.
Objects thrown around in the vehicle interior may cause an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Sliding out swiveling cup holder
Cup holders in front of seat armrest
Underneath the swiveling cup holder is
another stationary cup holder. You can
only use this when the swiveling cup holder
is pulled out and completely turned
outward.
왘
Push button 1.
The cup holder slides upward.
!
No objects should be in the swiveling
cup holder when the swiveling cup
holder is slid upward. Otherwise the
swiveling cup holder or the objects
could be damaged.
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Useful features
Turning swiveling cup holder outward
왘
Turn the cup holder in direction of
arrow 2 until it engages.
Turning swiveling cup holder inward and
sliding it in
1 Cup holder
왘
You can now use both cup holders.
왘
Turn the cup holder in direction of
arrow 3 until it engages.
Opening cup holder
Press the cup holder in direction of
arrow 4 until it engages.
왘
!
왘
No objects should be in the stationary
cup holder when the swiveling cup
holder is turned inward and pushed in.
Otherwise the swiveling cup holder or
the objects could be damaged.
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Cup holder in rear seat armrest
Briefly press the front of cup holder 1.
The cup holder slides out slightly.
Pull out the cup holder until it stops.
Closing cup holder
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Slide cup holder back until it engages.
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Useful features
Ashtrays
Center console ashtray
Removing ashtray insert
Warning!
Reinstalling ashtray insert
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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 (manual transmission: second gear). With gear selector
lever in position N (manual transmission:
second gear) turn off the engine.
1 Cover plate
2 Sliding button
3 Ashtray insert
왘
왘
Secure vehicle from movement by
setting the parking brake.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position N (manual transmission:
second gear).
Briefly press the bottom of cover
plate 1.
Now you have more room to take out
the ashtray insert.
The cover plate opens automatically.
왘
Push sliding button 2 to the right.
The ashtray insert 3 slides out
slightly.
왘
왘
Push the ashtray insert 3 down into
the retainer until it engages.
왘
Push down cover plate 1 to close
ashtray.
The cover plate engages.
Rear seat ashtray
1 Button
2 Ashtray insert
3 Cover
왘
Pull at top of cover 3.
Remove the ashtray insert.
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Removing ashtray insert
왘
Push button 1 to disengage ashtray
insert 2 and remove it.
Reinstalling ashtray insert
왘
Push the ashtray insert 2 down into
the retainer until it engages.
왘
Push at top of cover 3 to close
ashtray.
Cigarette lighter
Warning!
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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
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause
an accident and/or serious personal injury.
1 Cover plate
2 Cigarette lighter
왘
Briefly press the bottom of cover
plate 1.
The cover plate opens automatically.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 2.
The cigarette lighter will pop out
automatically when hot.
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Useful features
!
The lighter socket can be used to accommodate 12V DC electrical accessories (up to a maximum of 85 W)
designed for use with the standard
“cigarette lighter” plug type. Keep in
mind, however, that connecting accessories to the lighter socket (for example extensive connecting and
disconnecting, or using plugs that do
not fit properly) can damage the lighter
socket. With the socket damaged, the
lighter may no longer be able to be
placed in the heating (pushed-in) position, or the lighter may pop out too early with the lighter not hot enough.
To help avoid damaging the cigarette
lighter socket, we recommend connecting 12V DC electrical accessories
designed for use with the standard
“cigarette lighter” plug type to the 12V
power outlets (컄 page 263) in your vehicle whenever possible.
왘
Push down cover plate 1 to close
ashtray.
The cover plate engages.
Power outlet
The power outlet is located in the rear passenger compartment.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Pull at top of cover 2.
왘
Flip cover 1 to the left and insert
electrical plug (cigarette lighter type).
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The power outlet can be used to
accommodate 12V DC electrical accessories (e.g. air pump, auxiliary
lamps) up to a maximum of 180 W.
1 Power outlet
2 Cover
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Useful features
Telephone*
Warning!
Warning!
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Please do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. A driver’s
attention to the road must always be
his/her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a telephone call.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and personal
injury.
If you choose to use the telephone1 while
driving, please use the hands-free device
and only use the telephone when road,
weather and traffic conditions permit. Some
jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a
cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable telephone or a citizens band unit, should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are connected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
The external antenna must be approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on the installation of an approved
external antenna. Refer to the radio transmitter operation instructions regarding use
of an external antenna.
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Only operate the COMAND* (Cockpit Management and Data System)1 if road, weather
and traffic conditions permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
1
Observe all legal requirements.
You can take and place telephone calls
using the s and t buttons on the
steering wheel. To carry out other telephone functions, use the control system
(컄 page 157).
See separate operating manual for instructions on how to use the telephone.
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Useful features
Tele Aid*
!
The initial activation of the Tele Aid
system may only be performed by
completing the subscriber agreement
and placing an acquaintance call using
the ¡ button. Failure to complete
either of these steps will result in a
system that is not activated.
If you have any questions regarding
activation, please call the Response
Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA)
or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada).
Shortly after the completion of your Tele
Aid acquaintance call, you will receive a
user ID and password. By visiting
www.mbusa.com and selecting “Tele Aid”
(USA only), you will have access to account
information, remote door unlock and
more.
The Tele Aid system
(Telematic Alarm Identification on
Demand)
The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response:
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automatic and manual emergency
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roadside assistance
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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 audio system or COMAND* System
or on the multifunction steering wheel. To
raise, turn the rotary volume control on audio system or COMAND* System clockwise or press button æ on the
multifunction steering wheel. To lower,
turn the rotary volume control on audio
system or COMAND* System control
counterclockwise or press button ç on
the multifunction steering wheel.
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To activate, press the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • or
the Information button ¡, depending on the type of response required.
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The SOS button is located in the overhead control panel.
When a Tele Aid call has been initiated,
the audio system or COMAND* System
unit is muted and the selected mode
(radio, tape or CD) pauses. The optional
cellular phone (if installed) and inserted
in cradle switches off. If you must use
this phone, we recommend that you
use it only with the vehicle at a standstill in a safe location. Remove the
phone from the cradle and place the
call. The navigation* system (if engaged) will continue to run. The multifunction display in the instrument
cluster is available for use, and spoken
commands are only available by pressing the RPT button on audio system or
COMAND* System unit. A pop-up window will appear in the audio system or
COMAND* System unit display to indicate that a Tele Aid call is in progress.
After the TeleAid call has ended, the
optional cellular phone switches on
again. A PIN entry might be necessary.
Initially, after switching on ignition, malfunctions are detected and indicated (the
indicator lamps in the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • and the
Information button ¡ stay on longer
than 10 seconds or do not come on). The
message Malfunction. Drive to workshop appears in the multifunction display.
The Roadside Assistance button •
and the Information button ¡ are
located below the center armrest
cover.
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The Tele Aid system utilizes the cellular
network for communication and the
GPS (Global Positioning System) satellites for vehicle location. If either of
these signals are unavailable, the
Tele Aid system may not function and if
this occurs, assistance must be summoned by other means.
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Warning!
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If the indicator lamps on the SOS button, on
the Roadside Assistance button, and/or on
the Information button remain illuminated
continuously in red and/or the message
Malfunction. Drive to workshop is
displayed in the multifunction display after
the system self-check, a malfunction in the
system has been detected.
If a malfunction is indicated as outlined
above, the system may not operate as
expected. Have the system checked at the
nearest Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
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Emergency calls
An emergency call is initiated automatically following an accident in which the emergency tensioning devices (ETDs) or
air bags deploy.
An emergency call can also be initiated
manually by opening the cover next to the
interior rear view mirror labeled SOS, then
briefly pressing the button located under
the cover. See (컄 page 268) for
instructions on initiating an emergency call
manually.
Once the emergency call is in progress, the
indicator lamp on the SOS button will
begin to flash. The message
Connecting Call appears in the multifunction display. When the connection is established, the message Call connected
appears in the multifunction display. All information relevant to the emergency, such
as the location of the vehicle (determined
by the GPS satellite location system), vehicle model, identification number and color
are generated.
A voice connection between the Response
Center and the occupants of the vehicle
will be established automatically soon after the emergency call has been initiated.
The Response Center will attempt to
determine more precisely the nature of the
accident provided they can speak to an
occupant of the vehicle.
The Tele Aid system is available if
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it has been activated and is operational. Activation requires a subscription
for monitoring services, connection
and cellular air time
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the relevant cellular phone network
and GPS signals are available and pass
the information on to the response center
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Location of the vehicle on a map is only
possible if the vehicle is able to receive
signals from the GPS satellite network
and pass the information on to the
Response Center.
Warning!
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If the indicator lamp in the SOS button is
flashing continuously and there was no
voice connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system could
not initiate an emergency call (e.g. the relevant cellular phone network is not available).
The message Call failed appears in the
multifunction display for approximately
10 seconds.
Should this occur, assistance must be summoned by other means.
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Initiating an emergency call manually
Warning!
1 Cover
2 SOS button
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Briefly press on cover 1.
The cover will open.
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Press SOS button 2 briefly.
The indicator lamp in SOS button 2
will flash until the emergency call is
concluded.
왘
Wait for a voice connection to the
Response Center.
왘
Close cover 1 after the emergency
call is concluded.
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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 •
The Roadside Assistance button • is
located below the center armrest cover.
왘
Open the storage compartment under
the center armrest (컄 page 258).
왘
Press and hold button (for longer than
2 seconds).
A call to a Mercedes-Benz Roadside
Assistance dispatcher will be initiated.
The button will flash while the call is in
progress. The message
Connecting call will appear in the
multifunction display.
When the connection is established, the
message Call connected appears in the
multifunction display. The Tele Aid system
will transmit data generating the vehicle
identification number, model, color and
location (subject to availability of cellular
and GPS signals).
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While the call is connected you can
change to the navigation menu by
pressing NAVI button on the audio system or COMAND* System unit.
A voice connection between the Roadside
Assistance dispatcher and the occupants
of the vehicle will be established.
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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
Mercedes-Benz Center. For services such
as labor and/or towing, charges may apply. Refer to the Roadside Assistance Manual for more information.
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These programs are only available in the
USA:
See system self-check (컄 page 266) if
the indicator lamp does not come on in
red or stays on longer than
approximately 10 seconds.
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Sign and Drive services: Services such
as jump start, a few gallons of fuel or
the replacement of a flat tire with the
vehicle spare tire are obtainable.
The indicator lamp on the Roadside
Assistance button • remains illuminated in red for approximately
10 seconds during the system
self-check after switching on the ignition (together with the SOS button and
the Information button ¡).
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If the indicator lamp on the Roadside
Assistance button • is flashing
continuously and there was no voice
connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system
could not initiate a Roadside Assistance call (e.g. the relevant cellular
phone network was not available). The
message Call failed appears in the
multifunction display.
Roadside Assistance calls can be
terminated using the t button on
the multifunction steering wheel or the
END Button on the audio system or
COMAND* System.
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Information button ¡
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The Information button ¡ is located
below the center armrest cover.
While the call is connected, you can
change to the navigation menu by
pressing NAVI button on the audio system or COMAND* System.
왘
Open the storage compartment under
the center armrest (컄 page 258).
왘
Press and hold button (for longer than
2 seconds).
A call to the Customer Assistance
Center will be initiated. The button will
flash while the call is in progress. The
message Connecting call will appear
in the multifunction display.
When the connection is established, the
message Call connected appears in the
multifunction display. The Tele Aid system
will transmit data generating the vehicle
identification number, model, color and location (subject to availability of cellular
and GPS signals).
A voice connection between the Customer
Assistance Center representative and the
occupants of the vehicle will be established. Information regarding the operation
of your vehicle, the nearest
Mercedes-Benz 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 approximately 10 seconds during
the system self-check after switching
on the ignition (together with the
SOS button and the Roadside
Assistance button •).
See system self-check (컄 page 266) if
the indicator lamp does not come on in
red or stays on longer than
approximately 10 seconds.
If the indicator lamp in the Information
button ¡ is flashing continuously
and there was no voice connection to
the Response Center established, then
the Tele Aid system could not initiate
an Information call (e.g. the relevant
cellular phone network is not available). The message Call failed appears in the multifunction display.
Information calls can be terminated
using the t button on the multifunction steering wheel or the END Button on the audio system or COMAND*
System.
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If the indicator lamps do not start flashing after pressing one of the buttons or
remain illuminated (in red) at any time,
the Tele Aid system has detected a
malfunction or the service is not
currently active, and may not initiate a
call. Visit your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center and have the
system checked or contact the Response Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in
the USA) or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada) as soon as possible.
Call priority
If other service calls such as a Roadside
Assistance call or Information call are
active, an Emergency call is still possible.
In this case, the Emergency call will take
priority and override all other active calls.
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The indicator lamp in the respective
button flashes until the call is concluded. Emergency calls can only be terminated by a Response Center or
Customer Assistance Center representative, whereas Roadside Assistance
and Information calls can also be terminated by pressing button t on the
multifunction steering wheel or using
the END button on the audio system or
COMAND* System.
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Remote door unlock
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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.
In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. SmartKey inside vehicle),
and the reserve SmartKey is not handy:
The remote door unlock feature is
available if the relevant cellular phone
network is available.
왘
The SOS button will flash and the
message Connecting call will appear
in the multifunction display to indicate
receipt of the door unlock command.
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 Connecting call
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.
The Response Center will then unlock your
vehicle with the remote door unlocking
feature.
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Once the vehicle is unlocked, a
Response Center specialist may
attempt to establish voice contact with
the vehicle occupants.
If the tailgate recessed handle was
pulled for more than 20 seconds
before door unlock authorization was
received by the Response Center, you
must wait 15 minutes before pulling
the tailgate recessed handle again.
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Stolen Vehicle Recovery services
In the event your vehicle was stolen:
왘
Report the incident to the police.
The police will issue a numbered
incident report.
왘
Pass this number on to the
Mercedes-Benz Response Center along
with your password issued to you when
you subscribed to the service.
The Response Center will then attempt
to covertly contact the vehicle’s
Tele Aid system. Once the vehicle is
located, the Response Center will
contact the local law enforcement and
you. The vehicle’s location will only be
provided to law enforcement.
Garage door opener*
The integrated remote control is capable of
operating up to three separately controlled
devices. It provides a convenient way to replace up to three hand-held remote controls used to operate devices such as
garage door openers, gate openers, or other devices compatible with HomeLink® or
some other systems.
Before the integrated remote control can
be used, it must be programmed to the garage door opener, gate operator or other
device you wish to operate. See the following instructions for programming information.
Interior rear view mirror with integrated remote control
1
2 3 4 Signal transmitter button
Needed for programming (not part of vehicle equipment):
5
Hand-held remote control of garage door opener, gate operator
or other device
6
Hand-held remote control button
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When the anti-theft alarm or the
tow-away alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call is initiated automatically to the Response Center. See
anti-theft alarm system* (컄 page 93)
and tow-away alarm* (컄 page 95).
Indicator lamp
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Warning!
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Before programming the integrated remote
control to a garage door opener or gate
operator, make sure people and objects are
out of the way of the device to prevent potential harm or damage. When programming
a garage door opener, the door moves up or
down. When programming a gate operator,
the gate opens or closes.
Do not use the integrated remote control
with any garage door opener that lacks
safety stop and reverse features as required
by U.S. federal safety standards (this
includes any garage door opener model
manufactured before April 1, 1982).
A garage door that cannot detect an object
- signaling the door to stop and reverse does not meet current U.S. federal safety
standards.
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When programming a garage door opener
park the vehicle outside the garage.
Do not run the engine while programming
the integrated remote control. Inhalation of
exhaust gas is hazardous to your health. All
exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide, and
inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and
possible death.
Programming or reprogramming the
integrated remote control
Step 1:
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
Step 2:
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If you have previously programmed an
signal transmitter button and wish to
retain its programming, proceed to
step 3.
If you are programming the integrated
remote control for the first time, press
and hold the two outer signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4 and release
them only when the indicator lamp 1
begins to flash after approximately
20 seconds (do not hold the button for
longer than 30 seconds). This procedure erases any previous settings for
all three channels and initializes the
memory.
If you later wish to program a second
and/or third hand-held transmitter to
the remaining two signal transmitter
buttons, do not repeat this step and begin directly with step 3.
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Step 3:
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Step 6:
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The indicator lamp 1 flashes immediately the first time the signal transmitter button is programmed. If this button
has already been programmed, the indicator lamp will only start flashing after 20 seconds.
왘
Hold the end of the hand-held remote
control 5 of the device you wish to
train approximately 2 to 5 in (5
to12 cm) away from the signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) to be programmed, while keeping the indicator
lamp 1 in view.
Step 4:
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Using both hands, simultaneously
press the hand-held remote control
button 6 and the desired signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4). Do not
release the buttons until step 5 is completed.
The indicator lamp 1 will flash, first
slowly and then rapidly.
Step 5:
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After the indicator lamp 1 changes
from a slow to a rapidly flashing light,
release the hand-held remote control
button and the signal transmitter button.
Press and hold the just-trained signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) and
observe the indicator lamp 1.
If the indicator lamp 1 stays on
constantly, programming is complete
and your device should activate when
the respective signal transmitter
button (2, 3 or 4) is pressed and released.
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If the indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly
for about 2 seconds and then turns to a
constant light, continue with
programming steps 8 through 12 as
your garage door opener may be
equipped with the “rolling code”
feature.
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컄컄Step
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7:
To program the remaining two signal
transmitter buttons, repeat the steps
above starting with step 3.
Rolling code programming
Step 9:
To train a garage door opener (or other
rolling code devices) with the rolling code
feature, follow these instructions after
completing the “Programming” portion
(steps 1 through 6) of this text. (A second
person may make the following training
procedures quicker and easier.)
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Step 8:
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The “training light” is activated.
You have 30 seconds to initiate the following two steps.
Step 10:
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Locate “training” button on the garage
door opener motor head unit.
Exact location and color of the button
may vary by garage door opener brand.
Depending on manufacturer, the
“training” button may also be referred
to as “learn”or “smart” button. If there
is difficulty locating the transmitting
button, refer to the garage door opener
operator’s manual.
Press the “training” button on the garage door opener motor head unit.
Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
hold for 2 seconds and release the programmed signal transmitter button
(2, 3 or 4).
Step 11:
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Press, hold for 2 seconds and release
same signal transmitter button a second time to complete the training process.
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Gate operator/Canadian programming
Some garage door openers (or other
rolling code equipped devices) may require you to press, hold for 2 seconds
and release the same signal transmitter button a third time to complete the
training process.
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
after several seconds of transmission
which may not be long enough for the
integrated signal transmitter to pick up the
signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators
are designed to “time-out” in the same
manner.
Step 12:
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Confirm the garage door operation by
pressing the programmed signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4).
Step 13:
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To program the remaining two signal
transmitter buttons, repeat the steps
above starting with step 3.
If you live in Canada or if you are having
difficulties programming a gate operator
(regardless of where you live) by using the
programming procedures, replace step 4
with the following:
Step 4:
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Press and hold the signal transmitter
button (2, 3 or 4). Do not release
this button until it has been successfully trained.
왘
While still holding down the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4),
“cycle” your hand-held remote control
button 6 as follows: Press and hold
button 6 for 2 seconds, then release
it for 2 seconds, and again press and
hold it for 2 seconds. Repeat this sequence on the hand-held remote control until the frequency signal has been
learned. Upon successful training, the
indicator lamp 1 will flash slowly and
then rapidly after several seconds.
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컄컄왘
Proceed with programming step 5 and
step 6 to complete.
Reprogramming a single signal transmitter button
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To program a device using a signal transmitter button previously trained, follow
these steps:
Upon completion of programming the
integrated remote control, make sure
you retain the hand-held remote control that came with the garage door
opener, gate operator or other device.
You may need it for use in other vehicles, for future programming of an
integrated remote control, or simply for
continued use as a hand-held remote
control to operate the respective
device in other situations.
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왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press and hold the desired signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4).
Do not release the button.
왘
The indicator lamp 1 will begin to
flash after 20 seconds. Without releasing the signal transmitter button, proceed with programming starting with
step 3.
Operation of integrated remote control
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Select and press the appropriate integrated signal transmitter button (2,
3 or 4) to activate the remote controlled device.
The integrated remote control transmitter continues to send the signal as
long as the button is pressed – up to
20 seconds.
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Erasing the integrated remote control
memory
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Simultaneously press and hold down
the outer signal transmitter buttons 2
and 4, for approximately 20 seconds,
until the indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly. Do not hold for longer than
30 seconds.
The codes of all three channels are
erased.
Programming tips
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If another hand-held remote control is
available for the same device, try the
programming steps again using that
other hand-held remote control. Make
sure new batteries are in the hand-held
remote control before beginning the
procedure.
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Straighten the antenna wire from the
garage door opener assembly. This
may help improve transmitting and/or
receiving signals.
If you are having difficulty programming
the integrated remote control, here are
some helpful tips:
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If you sell your vehicle, erase the codes
of all three channels.
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Check the frequency of the hand-held
remote control 5 (typically located on
the reverse side of the remote). The integrated remote control is compatible
with radio-frequency devices operating
between 288-399 MHz.
Put a new battery in the hand-held remote control 5. This will increase the
likelihood of the hand-held remote control sending a faster and more accurate
signal to the integrated remote control.
While performing step 3, hold the
hand-held remote control 5 at different lengths and angles from the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) you
are programming. Attempt varying angles at the distance of 2 to 5 inches
(5 to 12 cm) away or the same angle at
varying distances.
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Certain types of garage door openers
are incompatible with the integrated
remote control. If you should experience further difficulties with programming the integrated remote control,
contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center, or call Mercedes-Benz
Customer Assistance Center (in the
USA only) at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes, or
Customer Service (in Canada) at
1-800-387-0100.
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USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of
Industry Canada. Operation is subject
to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause
undesired operation.
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
Any unauthorized modification to this
device could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
Driving instructions
At the gas station
Engine compartment
Tires and wheels
Winter driving
Maintenance
Vehicle care
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
In the “Operation” section you will find
detailed information on operating, maintaining and caring for your vehicle.
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The more cautiously you treat your vehicle
during the break-in period, the more satisfied you will be with its performance later
on.
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Drive your vehicle during the first
1000 miles (1500 km) at varying but
moderate vehicle and engine speeds.
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During this period, avoid heavy loads
(full throttle driving) and excessive
engine speeds (no more than 2/3 of
maximum rpm in each gear).
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Shift gears in a timely manner.
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Avoid accelerating by kick-down.
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Do not attempt to slow the vehicle
down by shifting to a lower gear using
the gear selector lever.
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Select positions 3, 2 or 1 only when
driving at moderate speeds (for hill
driving).
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Select C as the preferred shift program
(컄 page 167) for the first 1000 miles
(1500 km).
After 1000 miles (1500 km) you may
gradually increase vehicle and engine
speeds to the permissible maximum.
All of the above instructions, as may apply
to your vehicle type, also apply when
driving the first 1000 miles (1500 km)
after the engine or the rear differential has
been replaced.
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Always obey applicable speed limits.
Operation
Driving instructions
왔 Driving instructions
Drive sensibly – save fuel
Fuel consumption, to a great extent,
depends on driving habits and operating
conditions.
To save fuel you should:
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Keep tires at the recommended tire
inflation pressures.
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Remove unnecessary loads.
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Remove roof rack when not in use.
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Allow engine to warm up under low
load use.
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Avoid frequent acceleration and deceleration.
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Have all maintenance work performed
at the intervals specified in the
Maintenance Booklet and as required
by the maintenance service display.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Drinking and driving
Warning!
Pedals
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Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs
and driving are very dangerous combinations. Even a small amount of alcohol or
drugs can affect your reflexes, perceptions
and judgment.
The possibility of a serious or even fatal
accident are greatly increased when you
drink or take drugs and drive.
Do not drink or take drugs and drive or allow
anyone to drive who has been drinking or
taking drugs.
Warning!
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Keep driver’s foot area clear at all times.
Objects stored in this area may impair pedal
movement.
Power assistance
Warning!
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With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
systems. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the
vehicle.
Fuel consumption is also increased by
driving in cold weather, in stop-and-go
traffic, on short trips and in hilly area.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Brakes
Warning!
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After driving in heavy rain for some time
without applying the brakes or through water deep enough to wet brake components,
the first braking action may be somewhat
reduced and increased pedal pressure may
be necessary to obtain expected braking effect. Maintain a safe distance from vehicles
in front.
Resting your foot on the brake pedal will
cause excessive and premature wear of the
brake pads.
It can also result in the brakes overheating,
thereby significantly reducing their effectiveness. It may not be possible to stop the
vehicle in sufficient time to avoid an accident.
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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
subject to moderate loads, you should
occasionally test the effectiveness of the
brakes by applying above-normal braking
pressure at higher speeds. This will also
enhance the grip of the brake pads.
Warning!
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Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking maneuvers.
Refer to the description of the Brake Assist
System (BAS) (컄 page 88).
If the parking brake is released and the
brake warning lamp in the instrument
cluster stays on, the brake fluid level in the
reservoir is too low.
Brake pad wear or a leak in the system may
be the reason for low brake fluid in the
reservoir.
Have the brake system inspected
immediately. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by qualified
technicians only. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Only install brake pads and brake fluid
recommended by Mercedes-Benz.
Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
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If other than recommended brake pads are
installed, or other than recommended brake
fluid is used, the braking properties of the
vehicle can be degraded to an extent that
safe braking is substantially impaired. This
could result in an accident.
!
When driving down long and steep
grades, relieve the load on the brakes
by shifting into a lower gear to use the
engine’s braking power. This helps
prevent overheating of the brakes and
reduces brake pad wear.
After hard braking, it is advisable to drive
on for some time, rather than immediately
park, so that the air stream will cool down
the brakes faster.
Driving off
Parking
Apply the brakes to test them briefly after
driving off. Perform this procedure only
when the road is clear of other traffic.
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Set the parking brake whenever parking or leaving the vehicle. In addition,
move gear selector lever to position P
(manual transmission: first or reverse
gear).
Warm up the engine smoothly. Do not
place full load on the engine until the
operating temperature has been reached.
When starting off on a slippery surface, do
not allow a drive wheel to spin for an
extended period with the ESP® switched
off. Doing so may cause serious damage to
the drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
!
Simultaneously depressing the
accelerator pedal and applying the
brake reduces engine performance and
causes premature brake and drivetrain
wear.
When parking on hills, always turn front
wheels towards the road curb.
Warning!
G
Do not park this vehicle in areas where
combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
To reduce the risk of personal injury as a result of vehicle movement, before turning off
the engine and leaving the vehicle always:
앫
컄컄
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
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Operation
Driving instructions
컄컄
앫
Manual transmission: Move gearshift
lever to neutral position (no gear selected).
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Automatic transmission*: Move the
gear selector lever to position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheels towards the road curb.
앫
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 0 and remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch.
앫
Take the SmartKey and lock vehicle
when leaving.
Tires
Warning!
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
G
If you feel a sudden significant vibration or
ride disturbance, or you suspect that possible damage to your vehicle has occurred,
you should turn on the hazard warning flashers, carefully slow down, and drive with caution to an area which is a safe distance from
the road.
Inspect the tires and the vehicle underbody
for possible damage. If the vehicle or tires
appear unsafe, have the vehicle towed to
the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center or tire
dealer for repairs.
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and
become visible at a tread depth of
approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), at which
point the tire is considered worn and
should be replaced.
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Warning!
G
Although the applicable federal motor
vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be
worn when the treadwear indicators (TWI)
become visible at approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not
allow your tires to wear down to that level.
As tread depth approaches 1/8 in (3 mm),
the adhesion properties on a wet road are
sharply reduced.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction varies
widely.
Specified tire inflation pressures must be
maintained. This applies particularly if the
tires are subjected to high loads (e.g. high
speeds, heavy loads, high ambient temperatures).
Operation
Driving instructions
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
Hydroplaning
Warning!
Depending on the depth of the water layer
on the road, hydroplaning may occur, even
at low speeds and with new tires. Reduce
vehicle speed, avoid track grooves in the
road and apply brakes cautiously in the
rain.
If ice has formed on the road, tire traction
will be substantially reduced. Under such
weather conditions, drive, steer and brake
with extreme caution.
Mercedes-Benz recommends winter tires
(컄 page 336) with a minimum tread depth
of approximately 1/6 in (4 mm) on all four
wheels for the winter season to ensure
normal balanced handling characteristics.
On packed snow, they can reduce your
stopping distance compared to summer
tires. Stopping distance, however, is still
considerably greater than when the road is
not covered with snow or ice. Exercise appropriate caution.
!
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel. This
may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Tire speed rating
C 2301, C 280, C 280 4MATIC, C 350,
C 350 4MATIC
Regardless of the tire speed rating, local
speed limits should be obeyed. Use
prudent driving speeds appropriate to
prevailing conditions.
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“H”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 130 mph (210 km/h).
G
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
Warning!
Even when permitted by law, never operate
a vehicle at speeds greater than the maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire
failure, causing loss of vehicle control and
possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury and possible death, for you
and for others.
C 230 Sport, C 350 Sport
Your vehicle is factory equipped with
“W”-rated tires, which have a speed rating
of 168 mph (270 km/h).
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of
130 mph (210 km/h).
1
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Canada only
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For information on speed rating for
winter tires, see “Winter tires”
(컄 page 336).
For additional general information on
tire speed markings on tire sidewall,
see “Tire speed rating” (컄 page 323).
Operation
Driving instructions
Winter driving instructions
The most important rule for slippery or icy
roads is to drive sensibly and to avoid
abrupt acceleration, braking and steering
maneuvers. Do not use the cruise control
system under such conditions.
When the vehicle is in danger of skidding,
move gear selector lever to position N or in
case of manual transmission declutch.
Try to keep the vehicle under control by
corrective steering action.
Road salts and chemicals can adversely
affect braking efficiency. Increased pedal
force may become necessary to produce
the normal braking effect.
Depressing the brake pedal periodically
when traveling at length on salt-strewn
roads can bring road-salt-impaired braking
efficiency back to normal.
If the vehicle is parked after being driven
on salt-treated roads, the braking
efficiency should be tested as soon as
possible after driving is resumed.
i
For information on driving with snow
chains, see “Snow chains”
(컄 page 337).
Warning!
G
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced
vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not
prevent this type of control loss.
Warning!
G
Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking
maneuvers.
Warning!
G
If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, make
sure 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.
For more information, see “Winter driving”
(컄 page 336).
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Operation
Driving instructions
Standing water
!
Do not drive through flooded areas or
water of unknown depth. Before driving
through water, determine its depth.
Never accelerate before driving into
water. The bow wave could force water
into the engine and auxiliary equipment, thus damaging them.
If you must drive through standing water, drive slowly to prevent water from
entering the passenger compartment
or the engine compartment. Water in
these areas could cause damage to
electrical components or wiring of the
engine or transmission, or could result
in water being ingested by the engine
through the air intake causing severe
internal engine damage. Any such
damage is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Passenger compartment
Warning!
Driving abroad
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.
Abroad, there is an extensive
Mercedes-Benz service network at your
disposal. If you plan to drive into areas
which are not listed in the index of your
Mercedes-Benz Center directory, you
should request pertinent information from
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Operation
Driving instructions
Control and operation of radio
transmitters
Catalytic converter
Telephones* and two-way radios
Warning!
G
COMAND*, radio and telephone*
Warning!
G
Please do not forget that your primary
responsibility is to drive the vehicle safely.
Only operate the COMAND (Cockpit
Management and Data System), radio or
telephone1 if road, weather and traffic
conditions permit.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet
(approximately 14 m) every second.
1
Observe all legal requirements.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system,
possibly resulting in an accident and
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 Maintenance Booklet.
!
To prevent damage to the catalytic
converters, only use premium unleaded
gasoline in this vehicle.
Any noticeable irregularities in engine
operation should be repaired promptly.
Otherwise, excessive unburned fuel
may reach the catalytic converter,
causing it to overheat and potentially
start a fire.
291
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.
292
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
Maintenance Booklet.
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide, and inhaling it can cause
unconsciousness and possible death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while driving,
have the cause determined and corrected
immediately. If you must drive under these
conditions, drive only with at least one
window fully open at all times.
Operation
Driving instructions
Coolant temperature
Warning!
During severe operating conditions and
stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant
temperature may rise close to
approximately 248°F (120°C).
The engine should not be operated with
the coolant temperature over 248°F
(120°C). Doing so may cause serious
engine damage which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
G
앫
Driving when your engine is badly
overheated can cause some fluids,
which may have leaked into the engine
compartment, to catch fire. You could
be seriously burned.
앫
Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns and can occur just
by opening the hood. Stay away from
the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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Operation
At the gas station
Refueling
Warning!
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 SmartKey automatically locks/unlocks
the fuel filler flap.
Turn fuel cap counterclockwise and
hold on to it until possible pressure is
released.
왘
Take off cap and set it in direction of
arrow 2 in the recess on the fuel filler
flap.
To prevent fuel vapors from escaping
into open air, fully insert filler nozzle
unit.
1 To open the fuel filler flap
2 To insert the fuel filler cap
3 Supplemental tire inflation pressure information
왘
Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle
unit cuts out – do not top up or
overfill.
G
왘
Turn the engine off by turning the
SmartKey to position 0.
Warning!
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap by pushing at
the point indicated by arrow 1.
Overfilling of the fuel tank may create
pressure in the system which could cause a
gas discharge. This could cause the gas to
spray back out when removing the fuel
pump nozzle, which could cause personal
injury.
The fuel filler flap springs open.
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왘
Operation
At the gas station
왘
Replace fuel cap by turning it clockwise
until it audibly engages.
왘
Close fuel filler flap.
Check regularly and before a long trip
For normal replenishing, use water (potable water quality). For more information,
see “Coolant level” (컄 page 301) and see
“Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.”
(컄 page 440).
i
Leaving the engine running and the fuel
cap open can cause the yellow fuel
tank reserve warning lamp to flash and
the ú malfunction indicator lamp
(USA only) or the ± malfunction indicator lamp (Canada only) to illuminate.
For more information, see “Practical
hints” (컄 page 352) and (컄 page 353).
Coolant
Brake fluid
!
1 Coolant
2 Brake fluid (fuse box cover removed)
3 Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system*
i
Opening the hood, see (컄 page 297).
If you find that the brake fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the
minimum mark or below, have the
brake system checked for brake pad
thickness and leaks immediately.
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center immediately. Do not add brake
fluid as this will not solve the problem.
For more information, see “Practical
hints” (컄 page 351).
Removing fuse box cover (컄 page 422).
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Operation
At the gas station
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system*
For more information on filling up the
washer reservoir, see “Windshield washer
system and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 303).
Engine oil level
For more information on engine oil level,
see “Engine oil” (컄 page 298).
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Vehicle lighting
Tire inflation pressure
Check function and cleanliness. For more
information on replacing light bulbs, see
“Replacing bulbs” (컄 page 397).
More information on tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 316).
Exterior lamp switch (컄 page 118).
Operation
Engine compartment
왔 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!
The hood lock release lever is located to
the left of the steering wheel under the
dashboard.
G
To help prevent personal injury, stay clear of
moving parts when the hood is open and the
engine is running. Make sure the hood is
properly closed before driving. When closing
the hood, use extreme caution not to catch
hands or fingers.
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 of fan blades.
1 Hood lock release lever
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Operation
Engine compartment
Warning!
G
If you see flames or smoke coming from the
engine compartment, or if the coolant temperature gauge indicates that the engine is
overheated, do not open the hood. Move
away from vehicle and do not open the hood
until the engine has cooled. If necessary,
call the fire department.
Warning!
G
The engine is equipped with a transistorized
ignition system. Because of the high voltage
it is dangerous to touch any components
(ignition coils, spark plug sockets, diagnostic socket) of the ignition system
앫
with the engine running
앫
while starting the engine
앫
if ignition is “on” and the engine is
turned manually
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Closing
Warning!
Engine oil
G
Be careful that you do not close the hood on
anyone.
왘
왘
The amount of oil your engine needs will
depend on a number of factors, including
driving style. Higher oil consumption can
occur when
앫
the vehicle is new
Let the hood drop from a height of
approximately 1 ft (30 cm).
앫
the vehicle is driven frequently at
higher engine speeds
The hood will lock audibly.
Engine oil consumption checks should only
be made after the vehicle break-in period.
Check to make sure the hood is fully
closed.
If you can raise the hood at a point
above the headlamps, then it is not
properly closed. Open it again and let it
drop with somewhat greater force.
i
Do not use any special lubricant additives, as these may damage the drive
assemblies. Using special additives not
approved by Mercedes-Benz may
cause damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
More information on this subject is
available at any Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Operation
Engine compartment
왘
Checking engine oil level with the oil
dipstick
When checking the oil level
앫
the vehicle must be parked on level
ground
앫
with the engine at operating temperature, the vehicle must have been stationary for at least 5 minutes with the
engine turned off
앫
with the engine not at operating temperature yet, the vehicle must have
been stationary for at least 30 minutes
with the engine turned off
Pull out oil dipstick 1 again after
approximately 3 seconds to obtain accurate reading.
The oil level is correct when it is between the lower (min) mark 3 and
upper (max) mark 2 of oil dipstick 1.
i
1 Oil dipstick
2 Upper (max) mark
3 Lower (min) mark
To check the engine oil level with the oil
dipstick, do the following:
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 297).
왘
Pull out oil dipstick 1.
왘
Wipe oil dipstick 1 clean.
왘
Fully insert oil dipstick 1 into the
dipstick guide tube.
The filling quantity between the upper
and lower marks on the oil dipstick is
approximately 2.1 US qt. (2.0 l).
왘
If necessary, add engine oil.
For adding engine oil, see “Adding engine oil” (컄 page 300).
For more information on engine oil, see
“Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.”
(컄 page 440).
For more information on messages in the
multifunction display concerning engine
oil, see the “Practical hints” section
(컄 page 375).
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Operation
Engine compartment
Adding engine oil
!
Excess oil must be siphoned or drained
off. It could cause damage to the
engine and catalytic converter not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
!
Only use approved engine oils and oil
filters required for vehicles with
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or
FSS (Canada vehicles). For a listing of
approved engine oils and oil filters,
refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet in your vehicle
literature portfolio, or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those
expressly required for the Maintenance
System (U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada
vehicles), or changing of oil and oil filter
at change intervals longer than those
called for by the Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada
Vehicles) will result in engine damage
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
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왘
1 Filler cap
왘
Unscrew filler cap 1 from filler neck.
왘
Add engine oil as required. Be careful
not to overfill with oil.
Be careful not to spill any oil when adding.
Avoid environmental damage caused by oil
entering the ground or water.
Screw filler cap 1 back on filler neck.
For more information on engine oil, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 440) and
(컄 page 442).
Transmission fluid level
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.
Operation
Engine compartment
Coolant level
앫
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze. To check
the coolant level, the vehicle must be
parked on level ground and the engine
must be cool.
Warning!
G
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.
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.
왘
Using a rag, turn cap 2 slowly approximately one half turn to the left to
release any excess pressure.
왘
Continue turning the cap to the left and
remove it.
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine
parts. Antifreeze contains ethylene
glycol which may burn if it comes into
contact with hot engine parts.
The coolant expansion tank is located on
the passenger side of the engine compartment.
The coolant level is correct if the level
앫
for cold coolant: reaches the black
top part of the reservoir
앫
for warm coolant: is approx. 0.6 in
(1.5 cm) higher
왘
Add coolant as required.
왘
Replace and tighten cap.
For more information on coolant, see
“Coolants” (컄 page 444).
Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if coolant temperature is
above 158°F (70°C). Allow engine to
cool down before removing cap. The
coolant reservoir contains hot fluid and
is under pressure.
1 Coolant expansion tank
2 Cap
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Operation
Engine compartment
Battery
Your vehicle’s battery is located in the
engine compartment on the right hand
side (컄 page 412).
The battery should always be sufficiently
charged in order to achieve its rated
service life. Refer to Maintenance Booklet
for battery maintenance intervals.
If you use your vehicle mostly for
short-distance trips, you will need to have
the battery charge checked more
frequently.
When replacing the battery, always use
batteries approved by Mercedes-Benz.
If you do not intend to operate your vehicle
for an extended period of time, consult an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center about
steps you need to observe.
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all safety instructions
Wear eye protection.
and precautions when handling
G Observe
E
automotive batteries.
Keep children away.
Risk of explosion.
C
A
Follow the instructions in this
Operator’s Manual.
F
Keep flames or sparks away
D 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*
The windshield washer reservoir is located
in the engine compartment.
During all seasons, add MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “S” to water. Premix
the windshield washer fluid in a suitable
container.
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/antifreeze
on hot engine parts, because it may ignite
and burn. You could be seriously burned.
왘
1 Washer fluid reservoir
Fluid for the windshield washer system and
the headlamp cleaning system* is supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir. It
has a capacity of:
앫
3.2 US qt (3.0 l) in vehicles without
headlamp cleaning system
앫
6.4 US qt (6.0 l) in vehicles with
headlamp cleaning system
!
Only use washer fluid which is suitable
for plastic lenses. Improper washer
fluid can damage the plastic lenses of
the headlamps.
For more information, see “Windshield
washer and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 448).
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 the
freezing point. Failure to do so could
result in damage to the washer
system/reservoir.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
for information on tested and
recommended rims and tires for summer
and winter operation. They can also offer
advice concerning tire service and
purchase.
Warning!
G
Replace rims or tires with the same designation, manufacturer and type as shown on the
original part. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. If incorrectly sized rims and tires are
mounted:
앫
The wheel brakes or suspension
components can be damaged.
앫
The operating clearance of the wheels
and the tires may no longer be correct.
304
Warning!
G
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires have
sustained damage, replace them.
When replacing rims, only use genuine
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts specified for the
particular rim type. Failure to do so can
result in the bolts loosening and possibly an
accident.
Retreaded tires are not tested or recommended by Mercedes-Benz, since previous
damage cannot always be recognized on
retreads. The operating safety of the
vehicle cannot be assured when such tires
are used.
Important guidelines
앫
Only use sets of tires and rims of the
same type and make.
앫
Tires must be of the correct size for the
rim.
앫
Break in new tires for approximately
60 miles (100 km) at moderate
speeds.
앫
Regularly check the tires and rims for
damage. Dented or bent rims can
cause tire inflation pressure loss and
damage to the tire beads.
앫
If vehicle is heavily loaded, check tire
inflation pressure and correct as
required.
앫
Do not allow your tires to wear down
too far. Adhesion properties on wet
roads are sharply reduced at tread
depths 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
Tire care and maintenance
Warning!
G
Regularly check the tires for damage. Damaged tires can cause tire inflation pressure
loss. As a result, you could lose control of
your vehicle.
Worn, old tires can cause accidents. If the
tire tread is badly worn, or if the tires have
sustained damage, replace them.
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month. For more information on checking tire inflation pressure see
“Recommended tire inflation pressure”
(컄 page 314).
Tire inspection
Life of tire
Every time you check your tire inflation
pressure, you should also inspect your
tires for wear and damage for the
following:
The service life of a tire is dependent upon
varying factors including but not limited to:
앫
excessive treadwear (컄 page 306)
앫
cord or fabric showing through the
tire’s rubber
앫
bumps, bulges, cuts, cracks, or splits in
the tread or side of the tire
Replace the tire if you find any of the above
conditions.
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Driving style
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Tire inflation pressure
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Distance driven
Warning!
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Tires and spare tire should be replaced after
6 years, regardless of the remaining tread.
Make sure you also inspect the spare tire
periodically for condition and tire inflation
pressure. Spare tires will age and become
worn over time even if never used, and
thus should be inspected and replaced
when necessary.
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Tires and wheels
Tread depth
Do not allow your tires to wear down too
far. Adhesion properties on wet roads are
sharply reduced at tread depths under
1/ in (3 mm).
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Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and
become visible at a tread depth of approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), at which point
the tire is considered worn and should be
replaced.
to wear down to that level. As tread depth
approaches 1/8 in (3 mm), the adhesion
properties on a wet road are sharply
reduced.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction varies
widely.
Summer tires 1/8 in (3 mm)
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Winter tires 1/6 in (4 mm)
Warning!
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.
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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.
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Although the applicable federal motor safety
laws consider a tire to be worn when the
treadwear indicators (TWI) become visible at
approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), we
recommend that you do not allow your tires
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Cleaning tires
Recommended minimum tire tread depth:
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Storing tires
1 TWI (Tread Wear Indicator)
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Direction of rotation
Loading the vehicle
Unidirectional tires offer added advantages, such as better hydroplaning performance. To benefit, however, you must
make sure the tires rotate in the direction
specified.
Two labels on your vehicle show how much
weight it may properly carry.
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended direction of rotation (spinning) of
the tire.
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Spare wheels may be mounted against
the direction of rotation (spinning) even
with a unidirectional tire for temporary
use only until the regular drive wheel
has been repaired or replaced. Always
observe and follow applicable temporary use restrictions and speed limitations indicated on the spare wheel.
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The Tire and Loading Information
placard (Example A) or the Vehicle Tire
Information placard (Example B) can be
found on the driver’s door B-pillar. This
placard tells you important information
about the number of people that can be
in the vehicle and the total weight that
can be carried in the vehicle. It also
contains information on the proper size
and recommended tire inflation pressures for the original equipment tires
on your vehicle.
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The Certification label, also found on
the driver’s door B-pillar tells you about
the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
fuel and cargo. The Certification label
also tells you about the front and rear
axle weight capacity, called the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). The GAWR
is the total allowable weight that can be
carried by a single axle (front or rear).
Never exceed the GVWR or GAWR for
either the front axle or rear axle.
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Operation
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Tire and Loading Information
Warning!
1 Driver’s door B-pillar
Following is a discussion on how to work
with the information contained on the two
placards with regards to loading your
vehicle.
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Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit or vehicle capacity
weight as indicated on the placard on the
driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the tires
can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
Data shown on placard examples are
for illustration purposes only. Load limit data are specific to each vehicle and
may vary from data shown in the illustrations below. Refer to placard on vehicle for actual data specific to your
vehicle.
Placard (Example A)
Your vehicle is equipped with either the
Tire and Loading Information placard
(Example A) or the Vehicle Tire Information
placard (Example B).
1 Load limit information on the Tire and
Loading Information placard
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Operation
Tires and wheels
The placard showing the load limit information is located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
If your vehicle is equipped with the Tire and
Loading Information placard (Example A),
locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kilograms or XXX lbs.”
on this placard. The combined weight of all
occupants, cargo/luggage and trailer
tongue load (if applicable) should never
exceed the weight referenced in that
statement.
Placard (Example B)
The placard showing the load limit information is located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
If your vehicle is equipped with the Vehicle
Tire Information placard (Example B),
locate the heading “Vehicle Capacity
Weight” on this placard. The combined
weight of all occupants, cargo/luggage
and trailer tongue (if applicable) should
never exceed the weight listed next to
vehicle capacity weight.
Seating capacity
The seating capacity gives you important
information on the number of occupants
that can be in the vehicle. Observe front
and rear seating capacity. Your vehicle is
equipped with either placard Example A or
placard Example B located on the driver’s
door B-pillar (컄 page 308).
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Data shown on placard examples are
for illustration purposes only. Load limit data are specific to each vehicle and
may vary from data shown in the illustrations below. Refer to placard on vehicle for actual data specific to your
vehicle.
1 Load limit information on the Vehicle
Tire Information placard
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Steps for determining correct load limit
Step 3
The following steps have been developed
as required of all manufacturers under Title
49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part
575 pursuant to the “National Traffic and
Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966”.
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Step 1 (Vehicles equipped with placard
Example A)
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Placard (Example A)
1 Seating capacity
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The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage load
capacity. For example, if the “XXX”
amount equals 1400 lbs and there will
be five 150 lbs passengers in your
vehicle, the amount of available cargo
and luggage load capacity is 650 lbs
(1400-750 (5 x150) = 650 lbs).
Step 1 (Vehicles equipped with placard
Example B)
Step 5
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1 Seating capacity
Step 4
Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on
your vehicle’s placard.
Locate the heading “Vehicle Capacity
Weight” on your vehicle’s placard.
Step 2
Placard (Example B)
Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX lbs.
Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in step 4.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Step 6 (if applicable)
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If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces
the available cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle (컄 page 313).
The following table shows examples on
how to calculate total and cargo load
capacities with varying seating configurations and number and size of occupants.
The following examples use a load limit
of 1500 lbs. This is for illustration
purposes only. Make sure you are using
the actual load limit for your vehicle stated
on the vehicle’s placard (컄 page 308).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Example Combined
weight limit
of occupants and
cargo from
placard
Number of Seating
occupants configura(driver and tion
passengers)
Occupants weight
Combined
Available cargo/luggage and trailer
weight of all tongue weight (total load limit or
occupants
vehicle capacity weight from placard minus combined weight of all
occupants)
1
5
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
Occupant 2: 180 lbs
Occupant 3: 160 lbs
Occupant 4: 140 lbs
Occupant 5: 120 lbs
750 lbs
1500 lbs - 750 lbs = 750 lbs
1500 lbs
front: 2
rear: 3
2
1500 lbs
3
front: 1
rear: 2
Occupant 1: 200 lbs
Occupant 2: 190 lbs
Occupant 3: 150 lbs
540 lbs
1500 lbs - 540 lbs = 960 lbs
3
1500 lbs
1
front:1
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
150 lbs
1500 lbs - 150 lbs = 1350 lbs
The higher the weight of all occupants, the
less cargo and luggage load capacity is
available.
For more information, see “Trailer tongue
load” (컄 page 313).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Certification label
Even after careful determination of the
combined weight of all occupants, cargo
and the trailer tongue load (if applicable)
(컄 page 313) as to not exceed the permissible load limit, you must make sure that
your vehicle never exceeds the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the
front or rear axle. You can obtain the
GVWR and GAWR from the Certification label. The Certification Label can be found
on the driver’s door B-pillar, see “Technical
data” (컄 page 428).
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The
total weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
all cargo, and the trailer tongue load
(컄 page 313) must never exceed the
GVWR.
Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR): The total allowable weight that can be carried by
a single axle (front or rear).
To assure that your vehicle does not exceed the maximum permissible weight
limits (GVWR and GAWR for front and rear
axle), have the loaded vehicle (including
driver, passengers and all cargo and, if applicable, trailer fully loaded) weighed on a
suitable commercial scale.
Trailer tongue load
The tongue load of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects
the load you can carry in your vehicle. If a
trailer is towed, the tongue load must be
added to the weight of all occupants riding
and any cargo you are carrying in the
vehicle. The tongue load typically is ten
percent of the trailer weight and everything loaded in it.
Your Mercedes-Benz has been designed
primarily to carry passengers and their
cargo. Mercedes-Benz does not recommend trailer towing with your vehicle.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Recommended tire inflation pressure
Warning!
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Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride
comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping
distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road
debris, potholes etc.
Your vehicle is equipped with either the
Tire and Loading Information placard
(Example A) or the Vehicle Tire Information
placard (Example B) located on the driver’s
door B-pillar (컄 page 308).
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The tire inflation pressure should be
checked regularly and should only be adjusted on cold tires. The tires can be considered cold if the vehicle has been parked
for at least three hours or driven less than
one mile (1.6 km).
Placard (Example A)
Follow recommended cold tire inflation
pressures listed on placard.
Keeping the tires properly inflated
provides the best handling, tread life and
riding comfort.
In addition to the tire placard on the
driver’s door B-pillar, also consult the fuel
filler flap for any additional information
pertaining to special driving situations. For
more information, see “Important notes on
tire inflation pressure” (컄 page 315).
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Data shown on placard examples are
for illustration purposes only. Tire data
are specific to each vehicle and may
vary from data shown in the illustrations below. Refer to placard on vehicle
for actual data specific to your vehicle.
1 Tire and Loading Information placard
with recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
Placard (Example A) lists the recommended cold tire inflation pressures for maximum loaded vehicle weight. The tire
inflation pressures listed apply to the tires
installed as original equipment.
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Tires and wheels
Placard (Example B)
Important notes on tire inflation
pressure
Warning!
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If the tire inflation pressure repeatedly
drops:
1 Vehicle Tire Information placard with
recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
Placard (Example B) lists the recommended cold tire inflation pressures for maximum loaded vehicle weight. The tire
inflation pressures listed apply to the tires
installed as original equipment.
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Placard (Example B) may list
recommended cold tire inflation
pressures for different vehicle loads.
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Check the tires for punctures from
foreign objects.
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Check to see whether air is leaking from
the valves or from around the rim.
Tire temperature and tire inflation pressure
are also increased while driving, depending
on the driving speed and the tire load.
If you will be driving your vehicle at high
speeds of 100 mph (160 km/h) or higher,
where it is legal and conditions allow,
consult the placard on the inside of the fuel
filler flap on how to adjust the cold tire
inflation pressure. If you do not adjust the
tire inflation pressure, excessive heat can
build up and result in sudden tire failure.
Be sure to readjust the tire inflation
pressure for normal driving speeds. You
should wait until the tires are cold before
adjusting the tire inflation pressure.
Some vehicles may have supplemental tire
inflation pressure information for vehicle
loads less than the maximum loaded
vehicle condition. If such information is
provided, it can be found on the placard
located on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
Tire inflation pressure changes by approximately 1.5 psi (0.1 bar) per 18°F (10°C) of
air temperature change. Keep this in mind
when checking tire inflation pressure
where the temperature is different from
the outside temperature.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Checking tire inflation pressure
Warning!
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month.
Check and adjust the tire inflation
pressure when the tires are cold. The tires
can be considered cold if the vehicle has
been parked for at least three hours or
driven less than one mile (1.6 km).
If you check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are warm (the vehicle has
been driven for several miles or sitting less
than three hours), the reading will be
approximately 4 psi (0.3 bar) higher than
the cold reading. This is normal. Do not let
air out to match the specified cold tire
inflation pressure. Otherwise, the tire will
be underinflated.
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Follow recommended tire inflation pressures.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflating tires
can result in sudden deflation (blowout) because they are more likely to become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes,
etc.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear unevenly, adversely affect handling
and fuel economy, and are more likely to fail
from being overheated.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit or vehicle capacity
weight as indicated on the placard on the
driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the tires
can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout.
Checking tire inflation pressure
manually
Follow the steps below to achieve correct
tire inflation pressure:
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Remove the cap from the valve on one
tire.
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Firmly press a tire gauge onto the
valve.
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Read tire inflation pressure on tire
gauge and check against the recommended tire inflation pressure on the
placard on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 314). If necessary, add air to
achieve the recommended tire inflation
pressure.
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Tires and wheels
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Run Flat Indicator* (Canada only)
If you have overfilled the tire, release
tire inflation pressure by pushing the
metal stem of the valve with e.g. a tip of
a pen. Then recheck the tire inflation
pressure with the tire gauge.
While the vehicle is being driven, the Run
Flat Indicator monitors the set tire inflation
pressures by evaluating each wheel’s rotational speed. This allows the system to detect a significant loss of pressure in a tire.
If a wheel’s rotational speed changes due
to falling tire inflation pressure, you will
see a corresponding warning message in
the multifunction display.
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Install the valve cap.
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Repeat this procedure for each tire.
The Run Flat Indicator* may function in a
restricted manner or with a delay if:
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snow chains are mounted to the
vehicle
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winter road conditions prevail in
presence of ice and snow
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you are driving on a loose surface (e.g.
sand or gravel)
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you are driving in a very sporty manner
(involving rapid acceleration or high
speeds in curves)
Warning!
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When the multifunction display shows the
message Tire pressure Check tires,
one or more of your tires is significantly under-inflated. You should stop and check
your tires as soon as possible, and inflate
them to the proper tire inflation pressure as
indicated on the vehicle’s tire information
placard. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and
can lead to tire failure. Under-inflation also
reduces fuel efficiency and tire tread life,
and may affect the vehicle’s handling and
stopping ability. Each tire, including the
spare, should be checked monthly when
cold and set to the recommended tire inflation pressure as specified in the vehicle
placard and owner’s manual.
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Tires and wheels
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The recommended tire inflation pressures for your vehicle can be found on
the tire placard located on the driver’s
door B-pillar (컄 page 314). The tire inflation pressures are not listed in the
owner’s manual.
Warning!
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The Run Flat Indicator* does not provide a
warning for wrongly selected tire inflation
pressures. Always adjust tire inflation pressure according to the placard on the driver’s
door B-pillar or fuel filler flap.
The Run Flat Indicator* does not replace
regular checks of the tire inflation pressures
since a gradual pressure loss in all four tires
cannot be detected by the Run Flat
Indicator*.
The Run Flat Indicator* is not able to issue a
warning due to a sudden dramatic loss of
tire inflation pressure (e.g. tire blowout
caused by a foreign object). In this case
bring the vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and avoiding abrupt steering
maneuvers.
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Reactivating the Run Flat Indicator*
The tire inflation pressure monitor must be
reactivated in the following situations:
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If you have changed the tire inflation
pressure
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If you have replaced the wheels or tires
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If you have installed new wheels or
tires
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Using the tire placard on the driver’s
door B-pillar or, if available, the inside
of the fuel filler flap, make sure the tire
inflation pressure of all four tires is correct.
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Tires and wheels
Warning!
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If you wish to confirm activation:
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The Run Flat Indicator* can only warn you in
a reliable manner if you have set the correct
tire inflation pressures for each tire.
If an incorrect tire inflation pressure was
set, the system will monitor the pressure
according to the incorrect value.
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The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Run Flat Indicator
Reactivated
After a certain “learning phase”, the Run
Flat Indicator checks the set pressure
values for all four tires.
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
If you wish to cancel activation:
The standard display menu appears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 135).
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the following message appears in
the multifunction display:
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Run Flat Indicator
active
Reactivation possible: +
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Press button æ.
Press button æ.
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Tire pres. OK now?
Press button ç.
Potential problems associated with
underinflated and overinflated tires
Underinflated tire inflation pressure
Underinflated tires can:
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cause excessive and uneven tire wear
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adversely affect fuel economy
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lead to tire failure from being
overheated
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adversely affect handling
characteristics
or
Wait until the message
Tire pres. OK now?
disappears.
Warning!
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Follow recommended tire inflation pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Overinflated tire inflation pressure
Overinflated tires can:
Warning!
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adversely affect handling
characteristics
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
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cause uneven tire wear
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be more prone to damage from road
hazards
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adversely affect ride comfort
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increase stopping distance
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride
comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping
distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road
debris, potholes etc.
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MOExtended system* (Canada only)
The MOExtended system allows you to
continue driving your vehicle even if there
is a total loss of pressure in one or more
tires.
You may only use the MOExtended system
in conjunction with the Run Flat Indicator*
(컄 page 317).
For information on driving in case of pressure loss in one or more tires (emergency
mode), see the “Practical Hints” section
(컄 page 411).
Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire labeling
Besides tire name (sales designation) and
manufacturer name, a number of markings
can be found on a tire.
Following are some explanations for the
markings on your vehicle’s tires:
1 Uniform Quality Grading Standards
(컄 page 328)
2 DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
(컄 page 326)
3 Maximum tire load (컄 page 327)
4 Maximum tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 328)
5 Manufacturer
6 Tire ply material (컄 page 330)
7 Tire size designation, load and speed
rating (컄 page 321)
8 Load identification (컄 page 325)
9 Tire name
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For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
For more information, see “Rims and
Tires” (컄 page 432).
Tire size designation, load and speed
rating
1 Tire width
2 Aspect ratio in %
3 Radial tire code
4 Rim diameter
5 Tire load rating
6 Tire speed rating
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For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
General:
Tire width
Rim diameter
Depending on the design standards used,
the tire size molded into the sidewall may
have no letter or a letter preceding the tire
size designation.
The tire width 1 (컄 page 321) indicates
the nominal tire width in mm.
The rim diameter 4 (컄 page 321) is the
diameter of the bead seat, not the
diameter of the rim edge. Rim diameter is
indicated in inches (in).
No letter preceding the size designation
(as illustrated above): Passenger car tire
based on European design standards.
The aspect ratio 2 (컄 page 321) is the
dimensional relationship between tire
section height and section width and is
expressed in percentage. The aspect ratio
is arrived at by dividing section height by
section width.
Letter “P” preceding the size designation:
Passenger car tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter “LT” preceding the size designation:
Light Truck tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter “T” preceding the size designation:
Temporary spare tires which are high
pressure compact spares designed for
temporary emergency use only.
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Aspect ratio
Tire code
The tire code 3 (컄 page 321) indicates
the tire construction type. The “R” stands
for radial tire type. Letter “D” means diagonal or bias ply construction; letter “B”
means belted-bias ply construction.
At the tire manufacturer’s option, any tire
with a speed capability above 149 mph
(240 km/h) can include a “ZR” in the size
designation (for example: 245/40 ZR 18).
For additional information, see “Tire speed
rating” (컄 page 323).
Tire load rating
The tire load rating 5 (컄 page 321) is a
numerical code associated with the
maximum load a tire can support.
For example, a load rating of 91 corresponds to a maximum load of 1356 lbs
(615 kg) the tire is designed to support.
See also “Maximum tire load”
(컄 page 327) where the maximum load associated with the load index is indicated in
kilograms and lbs.
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Tires and wheels
Warning
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The tire load rating must always be at least
half of the GAWR (컄 page 331) of your vehicle. Otherwise, tire failure may be the result
which may cause an accident and/or serious personal injury to you or others.
Always replace rims and tires with the same
designation, manufacturer and type as
shown on the original part.
Warning!
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Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit or vehicle capacity
weight as indicated on the placard located
on the driver's door B-pillar. Overloading the
tires can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
For additional information on tire load
rating, see “Load identification”
(컄 page 325).
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Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 321) and
Tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 321) are
also referred to as “service description”.
Tire speed rating
The tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 321)
indicates the approved maximum speed
for the tire.
Warning!
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Even when permitted by law, never operate
a vehicle at speeds greater than the
maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire
failure, causing loss of vehicle control and
possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury and possible death, for you
and for others.
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Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 321) and
Tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 321) are
also referred to as “service description”.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Summer tires
Index
Speed rating
Q
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
R
up to 106 mph (170 km/h)
S
up to 112 mph (180 km/h)
T
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
H
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
V
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
W
up to 168 mph (270 km/h)
Y
up to 186 mph (300 km/h)
(Y)
above 186 mph (300 km/h)
ZR
above 149 mph (240 km/h)
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At the tire manufacturer’s option, any
tire with a speed capability above
149 mph (240 km/h) can include a
“ZR” in the size designation (for example: 245/40 ZR18). To determine the
maximum speed capability of the tire,
the service description for the tire must
be referred to. The service description
is comprised of the tire load rating 5
(컄 page 321) and the tire speed
rating 6 (컄 page 321).
If your tire includes “ZR” in the size
designation and no service
description 5 and 6 (컄 page 321) is
given, the tire manufacturer must be
consulted for the maximum speed
capability.
If a service description 5 and 6
(컄 page 321) is given, the speed capability is limited by the speed symbol in
the service description.
Example: 245/40 ZR18 97Y.
In this example, “97Y” is the service
description. The letter “Y” designates
the speed rating and the speed capability of the tire is limited to 186 mph
(300 km/h).
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Any tire with a speed capability above
186 mph (300 km/h) must include a
“ZR” in the size designation AND the
service description must be placed in
parenthesis. Example: 275/40 ZR 18
(99Y). The “(Y)” speed rating in parenthesis designates the maximum speed
capability of the tire as being above
186 mph (300 km/h). Consult the tire
manufacturer for the actual maximum
permissible speed of the tire.
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Tires and wheels
All-season and winter tires
Index
Speed rating
Q
M+S1
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
T
M+S1
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
1
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
M+S1
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
H M+S
V
1
Load identification
No specification given: absence of any text
(like in above example) indicates a
standard load (SL) tire.
XL or Extra Load: designates an extra load
(or reinforced) tire.
or M+S.for winter tires
Light Load: designates a light load tire.
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Not all M+S rated tires provide special
winter performance. Make sure the
tires you use show M+S and the mountain/snowflake.marking on the
tire sidewall. These tires meet specific
snow traction performance requirements of the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) and the Rubber
Association of Canada (RAC) and have
been designed specifically for use in
snow conditions.
In addition to tire load rating, special load
information may be molded into the tire
sidewall following the letter designating
the tire speed rating 1 (컄 page 325).
1 Load identification
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C, D, E: designates load range associated
with the maximum load a tire can carry at
a specified pressure.
For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
DOT (Department of Transportation)
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
A tire branding symbol 1 (컄 page 326)
which denotes the tire meets requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
U.S. tire regulations require each new tire
manufacturer or tire retreader to mold a
TIN into or onto a sidewall of each tire
produced.
The TIN is a unique identifier which facilitates efforts by tire manufactures to notify
purchasers in recall situations or other
safety matters concerning tires and gives
purchasers the means to easily identify
such tires.
The TIN is comprised of “Manufacturer’s
identification mark”, “Tire size”, “Tire type
code”, and “Date of manufacture”.
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Manufacturer’s identification mark
1 DOT
2 Manufacturer’s identification mark
3 Tire size
4 Tire type code (at the option of the tire
manufacturer)
5 Date of manufacture
The manufacturer’s identification mark 2
(컄 page 326) denotes the tire
manufacturer.
New tires have a mark with two symbols.
Retreaded tires have a mark with four symbols. For more information on retreaded
tires, see (컄 page 304).
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Tire size
For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
The code 3 (컄 page 326) indicates the
tire size.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire type code
Maximum tire load
Warning!
The code 4 (컄 page 326) may, at the
option of the manufacturer, be used as a
descriptive code for identifying significant
characteristics of the tire.
Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit or vehicle capacity
weight as indicated on the placard located
on the driver’s door B-pillar. Overloading the
tires can overheat them, possibly causing a
blowout. Overloading the tires can also
result in handling or steering problems, or
brake failure.
Date of manufacture
The date of manufacture 5 (컄 page 326)
identifies the week and year of manufacture.
The first two figures identify the week,
starting with “01” to represent the first full
week of the calendar year. The second two
figures represent the year.
For example, “3202” represents the 32nd
week of 2002.
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1 Maximum tire load rating
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For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
For more information on tire load rating
(컄 page 322).
For information on calculating total and
cargo load capacities (컄 page 310).
The maximum tire load is the maximum
weight the tires are designed to support.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Maximum tire inflation pressure
Always follow the recommended tire
inflation pressure (컄 page 314) for proper
tire inflation.
Warning!
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Never exceed the max. tire inflation
pressure. Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
1 Maximum permissible tire inflation
pressure
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For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
This is the maximum permissible tire
inflation pressure for the tire.
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
(U.S. vehicles)
Tire manufacturers are required to grade
tires based on three performance
factors: treadwear, traction, and
temperature resistance.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly, adversely affect handling and fuel economy, and are
more likely to fail from being overheated.
Do not overinflate tires. Overinflated tires
can adversely affect handling and ride comfort, wear unevenly, increase stopping distance, and result in sudden deflation
(blowout) because they are more likely to
become punctured or damaged by road debris, potholes etc.
1 Treadwear
2 Traction
3 Temperature resistance
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For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Quality grades can be found, where applicable, on the tire sidewall between tread
shoulder and maximum section width. For
example:
Treadwear Traction Temperature
200
AA
A
All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to
these grades.
Treadwear
Traction
The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when
tested under controlled conditions on a
specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one
and one-half (1 1/2) times as well on the
government course as a tire graded 100.
The relative performance of tires depends
upon the actual conditions of their use,
however, and may depart significantly
from the norm due to variations in driving
habits, service practices and differences in
road characteristics and climate.
The traction grades, from highest to lowest, are AA, A, B, and C. Those grades represent the tire’s ability to stop on wet
pavement as measured under controlled
conditions on specified government test
surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire
marked C may have poor traction performance.
Warning!
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The traction grade assigned to this tire is
based on straight-ahead braking traction
tests, and does not include acceleration,
cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction
characteristics.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Temperature
The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C, representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat and its
ability to dissipate heat when tested under
controlled conditions on a specified indoor
laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire
to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden
tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a
level of performance which all passenger
car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109.
Grades B and A represent higher levels of
performance on the laboratory test wheel
than the minimum required by law.
Warning!
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Tire ply material
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
excessive heat build-up and possible tire
failure.
1 Plies in sidewall
2 Plies under tread
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For illustration purposes only. Actual
data on tires is specific to each vehicle
and may vary from data shown in above
illustration.
This marking tells you about the type of
cord and number of plies in the sidewall
and under the tread.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire and loading terminology
Aspect ratio
Curb weight
Accessory weight
Dimensional relationship between tire
section height and section width
expressed in percentage.
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum
capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, and, if so
equipped, air conditioning and additional
optional equipment, but without passengers and cargo.
The combined weight (in excess of those
standard items which may be replaced) of
automatic transmission, power steering,
power brakes, power windows, power
seats, radio, and heater, to the extent that
these items are available as
factory-installed equipment (whether
installed or not).
Bar
Another metric unit for air pressure. There
are 14.5038 pounds per square inch (psi)
to 1 bar; there are 100 kilopascals (kPa)
to 1 bar.
Bead
Air pressure
The amount of air inside the tire pressing
outward on each square inch of the tire.
Air pressure is expressed in pounds per
square inch (psi), or kilopascal (kPa) or
bars.
The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped
by steel cords that hold the tire onto the
rim.
Cold tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressure when your vehicle
has been sitting for at least three hours or
driven no more than one mile (1.6 km).
DOT (Department of Transportation)
A tire branding symbol which denotes the
tire meets requirements of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
The GAWR is the maximum permissible
axle weight. The gross vehicle weight on
each axle must never exceed the GAWR for
the front and rear axle indicated on the
certification label located on the driver’s
door B-pillar.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
Kilopascal (kPa)
Maximum tire inflation pressure
The GVW comprises the weight of the
vehicle including fuel, tools, spare wheel,
installed accessories, passengers and
cargo and, if applicable, trailer tongue
load. The GWV must never exceed the
GWVR indicated on the certification label
located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
The metric unit for air pressure. There are
6.9 kPa to 1 psi; another metric unit for air
pressure is bars. There are 100 kilopascals
(kPa) to 1 bar.
This number is the greatest amount of air
pressure that should ever be put in the tire
under normal driving conditions.
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
This is the maximum permissible vehicle
weight of the fully loaded vehicle (weight of
the vehicle including all options, passengers, fuel, and cargo and, if applicable,
trailer tongue load). It is indicated on
certification label located on the driver’s
door B-pillar.
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Normal occupant weight
Maximum load rating
The maximum load in kilograms and
pounds that can be carried by the tire.
The number of occupants the vehicle is
designed to seat, multiplied by
68 kilograms (150 lbs).
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
Occupant distribution
The sum of curb weight, accessory weight,
vehicle capacity weight and production
options weight.
The distribution of occupants in a vehicle
at their designated seating positions.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Production options weight
Rim
Tire load rating
The combined weight of those installed
regular production options weighing over
5 lbs (2.3 kilograms) in excess of those
standard items which they replace, not
previously considered in curb weight or
accessory weight, including heavy duty
brakes, ride levelers, roof rack, heavy duty
battery, and special trim.
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube
assembly upon which the tire beads are
seated.
Numerical code associated with the
maximum load a tire can support.
PSI (Pounds per square inch)
A standard unit of measure for air pressure
-> bar, kilopascal (kPa).
Recommended tire inflation pressure
Recommended tire inflation pressure
listed on placard located on driver’s door
B-pillar for normal driving conditions.
Provides best handling, tread life and
riding comfort.
Tire ply composition and material used
Sidewall
The portion of a tire between the tread and
the bead.
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
Unique identifier which facilitates efforts
by tire manufacturers to notify purchasers
in recall situations or other safety matters
concerning tires and gives purchases the
means to easily identify such tires. The TIN
is comprised of “Manufacturer’s identification mark”, “Tire size”, “Tire type code”
and “Date of manufacture”.
This indicates the number of plies or the
number of layers of rubber-coated fabric in
the tire tread and sidewall. Tire manufacturers also must indicate the ply materials
in the tire and sidewall, which include
steel, nylon, polyester, and others.
Tire speed rating
Part of tire designation; indicates the
speed range for which a tire is approved.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Traction
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
Vehicle maximum load on the tire
Force exerted by the vehicle on the road
via the tires. The amount of grip provided.
A tire information system that provides
consumers with ratings for a tire’s traction,
temperature and treadwear. Ratings are
determined by tire manufacturers using
government testing procedures. The
ratings are molded into the sidewall of the
tire.
Load on an individual tire that is
determined by distributing to each axle its
share of the maximum loaded vehicle
weight and dividing it by two.
Tread
The portion of a tire that comes into
contact with the road.
Treadwear indicators
Narrow bands, sometimes called
“wear bars” that show across the tread of
a tire when only 1/16 in (1.6 mm) of tread
remains.
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Vehicle capacity weight
Rated cargo and luggage load plus
68 kilograms (150 lbs) times the vehicle’s
designated seating capacity.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Rotating tires
Warning!
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Rotate front and rear wheels only if the tires
are of the same dimension.
If your vehicle is equipped with mixed-size
tires (different tire dimensions front vs.
rear), tire rotation is not possible.
Tire rotation can be performed on vehicles
with tires of the same dimension all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
tires of the same dimension all around,
tires can be rotated, observing a a
front-to-rear rotation pattern that will
maintain the intended rotation (spinning)
direction of the tire (컄 page 307).
In some cases, such as when your vehicle
is equipped with mixed-size tires (different
tire dimension front vs. rear), tire rotation
is not possible.
If applicable to your vehicle’s tire configuration, tires can be rotated according to
the tire manufacturer’s recommended intervals in the tire manufacturer’s warranty
pamphlet located in your vehicle literature
portfolio. If none is available, tires should
be rotated every 3000 to 6000 miles
(5000 to 10000 km), or sooner if necessary, according to the degree of tire wear.
The same rotation (spinning) direction
must be maintained (컄 page 307).
Rotate tires before the characteristic tire
wear pattern becomes visible (shoulder
wear on front tires and tread center wear
on rear tires).
Warning!
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Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. Wheels could become
loose if not tightened with a torque of
80 lb-ft (110 Nm).
Only use genuine Mercedes-Benz wheel
bolts specified for your vehicle’s rims.
For information on wheel change, see the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 383) and
(컄 page 406).
Thoroughly clean the mounting face of
wheels and brake disks, i.e. the inner side
of the wheels/tires, during each rotation.
Check for and ensure proper tire inflation
pressure.
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Operation
Winter driving
Before the onset of winter, have your
vehicle winterized at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. This service
includes:
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Check of anticorrosion and antifreeze
concentration.
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Addition of cleaning concentrate to the
water of the windshield and headlamp
cleaning system. Add MB Concentrate
“S” to a premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze which is formulated
for below freezing temperatures
(컄 page 448).
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Battery test. Battery capacity drops
with decreasing ambient temperature.
A well charged battery helps to make
sure that the engine can be started,
even at low ambient temperatures.
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Tire change.
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Winter tires
Warning!
Always use winter tires at temperatures
below 45°F (7°C) and whenever wintry
road conditions prevail. Not all M+S rated
tires provide special winter performance.
Make sure the tires you use show M+S and
the mountain/snowflake.marking on
the tire sidewall. These tires meet specific
snow traction performance requirements
of the Rubber Manufacturers Association
(RMA) and the Rubber Association of Canada (RAC) and have been designed specifically for use in snow conditions. Use of
winter tires is the only way to achieve the
maximum effectiveness of the ABS, ESP®,
and 4MATIC in winter operation.
For safe handling, make sure that all
mounted winter tires are of the same make
and have the same tread design.
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Winter tires with a tread depth of less than
1/ in (4 mm) must be replaced. They are no
6
longer suitable for winter operation.
Always observe the speed rating of the
winter tires installed on your vehicle. If the
maximum speed for which your tires are
rated is below the speed rating of your
vehicle, you must place a notice to this
effect where it will be seen by the driver.
Such notices are available from your tire
dealer or from any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Operation
Winter driving
Warning!
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If you use your spare tire when winter tires
are fitted on the other wheels, be aware that
the difference in tire characteristics may
very well impair turning stability and that
overall driving stability may be reduced.
Adapt your driving style accordingly.
Snow chains
Snow chains should only be driven on
snow-covered roads at speeds not to
exceed 30 mph (50 km/h). Remove chains
as soon as possible when driving on roads
without snow.
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When driving with snow chains, you
may wish to deactivate the ESP®
(컄 page 89) before setting the vehicle
in motion. This will improve the
vehicle’s traction.
Have the spare tire replaced with a winter
tire at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Block heater (Canada only)
The engine is equipped with a block
heater.
The electrical cable may be installed at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Please observe the following guidelines
when using snow chains:
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Only use snow chains that are
approved by Mercedes-Benz. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
be glad to advise you on this subject.
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Use of snow chains may be prohibited
depending on location. Always check
local and state laws before installing
snow chains.
!
Some tire sizes do not leave adequate
clearance for snow chains. To help
avoid serious damage to your vehicle or
tires, use of snow chains is not permissible with the following tire sizes:
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245/40 R17 91W
Use of snow chains is not permissible
with all wheel/tire combinations.
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245/40 R17 91W MOExtended
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T 125/90 R16 98M
Snow chains should only be used on
the rear wheels. Follow the manufacturer’s mounting instructions.
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T 125/80 R17 99M
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Operation
Maintenance
We strongly recommend that you have
your vehicle serviced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center, in accordance with
the Maintenance Booklet at the times
called for by the maintenance service
indicator display.
Maintenance service indicator
message
Failure to have the vehicle maintained in
accordance with the Maintenance Booklet
and maintenance service indicator at the
designated times/mileage will result in
vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Starting approximately 1 month before
your next maintenance service is due, one
of the following messages will appear in
the multifunction display while you are
driving or when you switch on the ignition
(example service A):
The maintenance service indicator will
notify you when your next maintenance
service is due.
Service A in XXXXX Miles (Km)
Service A in XXX Days
Service A due now
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The type of maintenance service due is
indicated in the multifunction display:
9
Basic service (A)
½
Extended service (B)
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Vehicles equipped with FSS (Flexible
Service System) only (Canada
vehicles): The interval between
maintenance services depends on your
driving habits. A gentle driving style,
moderate engine speeds and the
avoidance of short-distance trips will
lengthen the interval between services.
Operation
Maintenance
Clearing the maintenance service
indicator message
The maintenance service indicator is
automatically cleared
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앫
after approximately 10 seconds when
you switch on the ignition or when
reaching the maintenance service
threshold while driving
after approximately 30 seconds, once
the suggested maintenance service
term has passed
You can also clear it yourself.
왘
Press reset button 1 on the
instrument cluster.
The maintenance service indicator
message is cleared and the standard
display appears in the multifunction
display (컄 page 135).
Calling up the maintenance service
indicator display
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display appears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 130).
왘
Press button k or j until the
maintenance service indicator display
with the service symbol 9 or ½
and the service deadline appears in the
multifunction display.
Maintenance service term exceeded
If you have exceeded the suggested
maintenance service term, you will see the
following message in the multifunction
display:
Service A exceeded by XXXX Miles (Km)
Service A exceeded by XXX Days
In addition, a signal sounds when the
message appears.
Any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
reset the maintenance service indicator
following a completed maintenance
service.
1 Reset button
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Operation
Maintenance
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If the battery is disconnected, the days
of disconnection will not be included in
the count shown by the maintenance
service indicator. To arrive at the true
maintenance service deadline, you will
need to subtract these days from the
days shown in the maintenance service
indicator message or maintenance service indicator display.
Do not confuse the maintenance
service indicator with the engine oil
level indicator N.
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Resetting the maintenance service
indicator
In the event that the maintenance service
on your vehicle is not carried out by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center, you can
have the maintenance service indicator
reset. The automotive maintenance facility
carrying out the maintenance service will
find the information for resetting the
maintenance service indicator in the
maintenance-relevant information for your
vehicle. Such information is available from
either your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center or directly from Mercedes-Benz.
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If the maintenance service indicator
was inadvertently reset, have an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
correct it.
Only reset if the proper maintenance
service has been performed. Resetting
the system without performing the
proper service as called for by the
maintenance service indicator will
result in engine damage and/or other
vehicle damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Operation
Vehicle care
왔 Vehicle care
Cleaning and care of the vehicle
Warning!
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Many cleaning products can be hazardous.
Some are poisonous, others are flammable.
Always follow the instructions on the particular container. Always open your vehicle’s
doors or windows when cleaning the inside.
Never use fluids or solvents that are not designed for cleaning your vehicle.
Always lock away cleaning products and
keep them out of reach of children.
While in operation, even while parked, your
vehicle is subjected to varying external
influences which, if gone unchecked, can
attack the paintwork as well as the underbody and cause lasting damage.
Such damage is caused not only by
extreme and varying climatic conditions,
but also by:
More frequent washings are necessary to
deal with unfavorable conditions:
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near the ocean
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in industrial areas (smoke, exhaust
emissions)
Tar
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during winter operation
Gravel and stone chipping
You should check your vehicle from time to
time for stone chipping or other damage.
Any damage should be repaired as soon as
possible to prevent corrosion.
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Air pollution
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Road salt
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앫
To avoid paint damage, you should
immediately remove:
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Grease and oil
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Fuel
앫
Coolant
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Brake fluid
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Bird droppings
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Insects
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Tree resins, etc.
Frequent washing reduces and/or eliminates the aggressiveness and potency of
the above adverse influences.
In doing so, do not neglect the underbody
of the vehicle. A prerequisite for a thorough check is a washing of the underbody
followed by a thorough inspection. Damaged areas need to be re-undercoated.
Your vehicle has been treated at the factory with a wax-base rustproofing in the body
cavities which will last for the lifetime of
the vehicle. Post-production treatment is
neither necessary nor recommended by
Mercedes-Benz because of the possibility
of incompatibility between materials used
in the production process and others
applied later.
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Operation
Vehicle care
We have selected car-care products and
compiled recommendations which are
specially matched to our vehicles and
which always reflect the latest technology.
You can obtain Mercedes-Benz approved
car-care products at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Scratches, corrosive deposits, corrosion or
damage due to negligent or incorrect care
cannot always be removed or repaired with
the car-care products recommended here.
In such cases it is best to seek aid at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The following topics deal with the cleaning
and care of your vehicle and give important
“how-to” information as well as references
to Mercedes-Benz approved car-care
products.
Power washer
!
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Follow the instructions provided by the
power washer manufacturer on maintaining a distance between the vehicle
and the nozzle of the power washer.
Affixing stickers, adhesive tape or similar materials to painted body components may damage the paintwork.
Never use a round nozzle to
power-wash tires. The intense jet of
water can result in damage to the tire.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care
should be applied when water drops on the
paint surface do not “bead up”. This should
normally be done every 3 to 5 months, depending on the climate and washing detergent used.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Always keep the jet of water moving
across the surface. Do not aim directly
at electrical parts, electrical connectors, seals, or other rubber parts.
Tar stains
Quickly remove tar stains before they dry
and become more difficult to remove. A tar
remover is recommended.
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Paintwork, painted body components
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.
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Use the appropriate MB-Touch-Up
Stick for quick and provisional repairs
of minor paint damage (i.e. chips from
stones, vehicle doors, etc.).
Operation
Vehicle care
Engine cleaning
Hand-wash
Automatic car wash
Prior to cleaning the engine compartment,
make sure to protect electrical components and connectors from the intrusion of
water and cleaning agents.
Do not use hot water or wash your vehicle
in direct sunlight.
You can have your car washed in an automatic car wash from the start. Automatic
car washes without brushes are preferable.
Corrosion protection, such as MB Anticorrosion Wax, should be applied to the engine compartment after every engine
cleaning. Before applying, all control
linkage bushings and joints should be
lubricated. The poly-V-belt and all pulleys
should be protected from any wax.
Vehicle washing
In the winter, thoroughly remove all traces
of road salt as soon as possible.
When washing the vehicle underbody, do
not forget to clean the inner sides of the
wheels.
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왘
Only use a mild car wash detergent,
such as Mercedes-Benz approved Car
Shampoo.
Thoroughly spray the vehicle with a diffused jet of water.
Direct only a very weak spray towards
the ventilation intake.
왘
Use plenty of water and rinse the
sponge and chamois frequently.
왘
Rinse with clean water and thoroughly
dry with a chamois.
Do not allow cleaning agents to dry on
the finish.
If the vehicle is very dirty, prewash it before running it through the automatic car
wash.
!
Due to the width of the vehicle, fold in
exterior rear view mirrors prior to running the vehicle through an automatic
car wash to prevent damage to the
mirrors.
Make sure that the windshield wiper
switch is set to 0 (컄 page 53). Otherwise, the rain sensor could activate and
cause the wipers to move unintentionally. This may lead to vehicle damage.
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Operation
Vehicle care
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Ornamental moldings
After running the vehicle through an automatic car wash, wipe any wax off of
the windshield (컄 page 345). This will
prevent smears and reduce wiping
noise which can be caused by residual
wax on the windshield.
For regular cleaning and care of ornamental moldings, use a damp cloth.
When leaving the car wash, make sure
that the mirrors are folded out. Otherwise they may vibrate.
!
Do not use chrome cleaner on ornamental moldings. Although ornamental
moldings may have chrome appearance, they could be made of anodized
aluminum that will be damaged when
cleaned with chrome cleaner. Instead,
use a damp cloth to clean those ornamental moldings.
For very dirty ornamental moldings of
which you are sure are chrome-plated,
use a chrome cleaner. If in doubt
whether an ornamental molding is
chrome-plated, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Headlamps, tail lamps, side markers,
turn signal lenses
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Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water.
!
Only use window cleaning solutions
that are suitable for plastic lamp lenses. Window cleaning solutions which
are not suitable may damage the plastic lamp lenses of the headlamps.
Therefore, do not use abrasives, solvents or cleaners that contain solvents.
Never apply strong force and only use a
soft, non-scratching cloth when cleaning the lenses. Do not attempt to wipe
dirty lenses with a dry cloth or sponge.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage
the lens surface.
Operation
Vehicle care
Cleaning the windows and the wiper
blades
!
The windshield wipers must be in a vertical position before folding them away
from the windshield. They could otherwise damage the hood.
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove SmartKey from starter switch before
cleaning the windshield and/or the wiper
blades. Otherwise, the wiper motor could
suddenly turn on and cause injury.
Never open the hood when the wiper
arms are folded forward.
왘
Fold the wiper arms forward until they
snap into place.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
왘
왘
Turn combination switch to wiper
setting II (컄 page 53).
Clean the wiper blade inserts with a
clean cloth and detergent solution.
왘
Use a soft, clean cloth and a mild window cleaning solution on all outside
and inside glass surfaces.
왘
With wiper arms in vertical position,
switch off the ignition (컄 page 33).
An automotive glass cleaner is recommended.
!
Fold the windshield wiper arms back
onto the windshield before turning the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
Hold on to the wiper when folding the
wiper arm back. If released, the force
of the impact from the tensioning
spring could crack the windshield.
!
To clean the window interior, do not
use a dry cloth, abrasives, solvents or
cleaners containing solvents. Do not
touch the inside of the front, rear or
side windows with hard objects such as
an ice scraper or ring. Doing so may
damage the windows.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Light alloy wheels
!
Plastic and rubber parts
If possible, clean wheels once a week.
The vehicle should not be parked for an
extended period of time immediately
after it has been cleaned, especially not
after the wheel rims have been cleaned
with wheel rim cleaner. Wheel rim
cleaners can lead to increased corrosion of the brake disks and brake pads.
Therefore, the vehicle’s brake system
should always be warmed-up before it
is parked after cleaning. To do so,
please drive your vehicle for several
minutes to allow the brakes to dry.
왘
왘
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel
Care, a soft bristle brush and a strong
spray of water for cleaning the light alloy wheels.
!
Only use acid-free cleaning materials.
Acid may cause corrosion or damage
the clear coat.
When applying Mercedes-Benz approved Tire Care and Mercedes-Benz
approved Wheel Care products, take
care not to spray them on the brake
disks.
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Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution.
!
Do not use oil or wax on these parts.
Instrument cluster and cup holders
왘
Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution.
왘
Wipe with a cloth moistened in a lukewarm solution.
!
To prevent scratches, do not use scouring agents.
Operation
Vehicle care
Hard plastic trim items
Carpets
Seat belts
왘
왘
왘
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care, a soft, lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Carpet
and Fabric Care for cleaning the carpets.
!
Headliner and shelf below rear window
To prevent scratches, do not use scouring agents.
왘
Use a soft bristle brush or a dry-shampoo cleaner in case of excessive dirt.
Only use clear, lukewarm water and
soap.
!
The webbing must not be treated with
chemical cleaning agents. Do not dry
the webbing at temperatures above
176°F (80°C) or in direct sunlight.
Steering wheel and gear selector lever
왘
Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz
approved Leather Care.
Warning!
G
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
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Operation
Vehicle care
Upholstery
MB Tex upholstery
Using aftermarket seat covers or wearing
clothing that have the tendency to give off
coloring (e.g. when wet, etc.) may cause
the upholstery to become permanently discolored. By lining the seats with a proper
intermediate cover, contact-discoloration
will be prevented.
왘
Leather upholstery
왘
Wipe leather upholstery with a damp
cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with
Mercedes-Benz approved Leather
Care.
Exercise particular care when cleaning perforated leather as its underside should not
become wet.
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Use Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care onto a soft, lint-free cloth and apply with light pressure for cleaning the
upholstery.
Wood trims
왘
Dampen cloth using water and use
damp cloth to clean wood trims in your
vehicle.
!
Do not use solvents like tar remover or
wheel cleaner nor polishes or waxes as
these may be abrasive.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Where will I find ...?
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Opening/closing in an emergency
Resetting activated head restraints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
Replacing bulbs
Replacing wiper blades
Flat tire
Battery
Jump starting
Towing the vehicle
Fuses
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Lamps in instrument cluster
Problem
-
The yellow ABS indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
General information:
If any of the following lamps in the instrument cluster fails to come on during the
bulb self-check when switching on the
ignition, have the respective bulb checked
and replaced if necessary.
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The ABS has detected a malfunction and
has switched off. The BAS and the ESP®
are also switched off (see messages in display).
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
왘
Read and observe messages in the display (컄 page 358).
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
The brake system is still functioning normally but without the ABS available.
If the ABS control unit is malfunctioning,
other systems such as the navigation
system* or the automatic transmission*
may also be malfunctioning.
Failure to follow these instructions
increases the risk of an accident.
The charging voltage has fallen below ten
volts. The ABS has switched off.
왘
Switch off electrical consumers that are
currently not needed, e.g. seat heating*.
The battery might not be charged sufficiently.
왘
If necessary, have the generator
(alternator) and battery checked.
When the voltage is above this value again,
the ABS is operational again.
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Practical hints
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Problem
;
3
(USA only)
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
You are driving with the parking brake set.
왘
Release the parking brake (컄 page 50).
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)
The red brake warning lamp
comes on while driving and you
hear a warning sound.
;
3
(USA only)
(Canada only)
The red brake warning lamp
comes on while driving.
Warning!
G
Driving with the brake warning lamp illuminated can result in an accident. Have your
brake system checked immediately if the
brake warning lamp stays on. Don’t add
brake fluid before checking the brake
system. Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir
can result in spilling brake fluid on hot
engine parts and the brake fluid catching
fire. You can be seriously burned.
!
If you find that the brake fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the
minimum mark or below, have the
brake system checked for brake pad
thickness and leaks.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
ú
±
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
(USA only)
There is a malfunction in:
왘
(Canada only)
앫
The fuel management system
The yellow engine malfunction
indicator lamp comes on while
driving.
앫
The ignition system
앫
The emission control system
앫
Systems which affect emissions
Such malfunctions may result in excessive
emissions values and may switch the engine to its limp-home (emergency
operation) mode.
Have the vehicle checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
An on-board diagnostic connector is used
by the service station to link the vehicle to
the shop diagnostics system. It allows the
accurate identification of system malfunctions through the readout of diagnostic
trouble codes. It is located in the front left
area of the footwell next to the parking
brake pedal.
A loss of pressure has been detected in the 왘 Check the fuel cap (컄 page 294).
fuel system. The fuel cap may not be
If it is not closed properly:
closed properly or the fuel system may be
왘 Close the fuel cap.
leaky.
If it is closed properly:
왘
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Have the fuel system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
ú
±
(USA only)
(Canada only)
The yellow engine malfunction
indicator lamp comes on while
driving.
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
Your fuel tank is empty.
왘
After refuelling start, turn off and restart
the engine three or four times in succession.
The limp-home mode is canceled. You do not
need to have your vehicle checked.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
v
Possible cause/consequence
®
The yellow ESP warning lamp
comes on while driving.
®
Switch the ESP® back on (컄 page 89).
The ESP is deactivated.
왘
Risk of accident!
If the ESP® cannot be switched back on,
have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road, weather and traffic
conditions.
The yellow ESP® warning lamp
flashes while driving.
Suggested solution
The ESP® or traction control has come into
operation because of detected traction loss
in at least one tire.
왘
When driving off, apply as little
throttle as possible.
왘
While driving, ease up on the
accelerator.
왘
Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road and weather
conditions.
왘
Do not deactivate the ESP®.
Exceptions: (컄 page 89).
Failure to follow these instructions
increases the risk of an accident.
The yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp in the fuel gauge
(컄 page 24) comes on while
driving.
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The fuel level has gone below the reserve
mark.
왘
Refuel at the next gas station
(컄 page 294).
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
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1
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The red seat belt telltale comes The seat belt telltale reminds you and your
on after starting the engine with passengers to fasten your seat belts before
all doors closed.
driving off.
왘
Fasten your seat belts.
The red seat belt telltale flashes
and you additionally hear an intermittent warning signal with increasing intensity for a maximum
of 60 seconds when the vehicle’s
speed exceeds 15 mph
(25 km/h).
You and/or your front passenger have forgotten to fasten your seat belts.
왘
Fasten your seat belts.
왘
Remove the items from the front passenger seat and put them in a safe
place.
The red SRS indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
There is a malfunction in the restraint
systems. The air bags or emergency
tensioning devices (ETDs) could deploy
unexpectedly or fail to deploy in an accident.
왘
Drive with added caution to the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Warning!
G
In the event a malfunction of the SRS is
indicated as outlined above, the SRS may
not be operational.
There are items placed on the front passenger seat and therefore the system senses the
front passenger seat as being occupied.
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
deployed 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 an
accident and/or injury to you or to others.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Lamp in center console
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
56 The front passenger front air bag The system is malfunctioning.
off indicator lamp illuminates and
remains illuminated with the
weight of a typical adult or someone larger than a small individual
on the front passenger seat.
Warning!
G
If the 56 indicator lamp illuminates
and remains illuminated with the weight of a
typical adult or someone larger than a small
individual on the front passenger seat, do
not have any passenger use the front
passenger seat until the system has been
repaired.
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Suggested solution
왘
Have the system checked as soon as possible
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer.
왘
Also note any messages in the multifunction
display and follow corrective steps
(컄 page 358).
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
56 The front passenger front The system is malfunctioning.
air bag off indicator lamp
does not illuminate
and/or does not remain
illuminated with the
weight of a typical
12-month-old child in a
standard child restraint or
less on the front passenger seat.
Warning!
Suggested solution
왘
Make sure there is nothing between seat cushion and
child seat and check installation of the child seat.
왘
Make sure that no objects applying supplemental
weight onto the seat are present.
왘
If the front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
remains out, have the system checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer. Do not
transport a child on the front passenger seat until the
system has been repaired.
왘
Also note any messages in the multifunction display
and follow corrective steps (컄 page 364).
G
If the 56 indicator lamp does not
illuminate or remains out with the weight of
a typical 12-month-old child in a standard
child restraint or less on the front passenger
seat, do not transport a child on the front
passenger seat until the system has been
repaired.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Vehicle status messages in the
multifunction display
Warning and malfunction messages
appear in the multifunction display located
in the instrument cluster.
Certain warning and malfunction messages are accompanied by an audible signal.
Address these messages accordingly and
follow the additional instructions given in
this Operator’s Manual.
Selecting the vehicle status message
memory menu in the control system
(컄 page 138) displays both cleared and
uncleared messages.
High-priority messages appear in the
multifunction display in red color.
Certain messages of high priority cannot
be cleared from the multifunction display
using the reset button (컄 page 127) or
button j, k, ÿ, or è on the
steering wheel.
Other messages of high priority and
messages of less immediate priority can
be cleared from the multifunction display
using the reset button (컄 page 127) or
button j, k, ÿ, or è on the
steering wheel. They are then stored in the
vehicle status message memory
(컄 page 138). Remember that clearing a
message will only make the message
disappear. Clearing a message will not
correct the condition that caused the
message to appear.
Warning!
All categories of messages contain
important information which should be
taken note of and, where a malfunction is
indicated, addressed as soon as possible at
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Failure to repair condition noted may cause
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty, or result in property
damage or personal injury.
Warning!
G
No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction
display is inoperative.
Contact your nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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G
Practical hints
What to do if …
i
Switching on the ignition causes all
instrument cluster lamps (except low
beam headlamp indicator lamp, high
beam headlamp indicator lamp, and
turn signal indicator lamps unless
activated) as well as the multifunction
display to come on. Make sure the
lamps and multifunction display are in
working order before starting your
journey.
On the pages that follow, you will find a
compilation of the most important warning
and malfunction messages that may
appear in the multifunction display.
For your convenience the messages are
divided into two sections:
앫
Text messages (컄 page 360)
앫
Symbol messages (컄 page 369)
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Text messages
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
ABS
The ABS has detected a malfunction and
has switched off. The ESP®, BAS and the
Run Flat Indicator* are also deactivated.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
The brake system is still functioning
normally but without the systems specified
above.
왘
Have the system checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
malfunction
Visit workshop
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of an accident.
Display malfunction
Visit workshop
The ABS or the ABS display is
malfunctioning.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
왘
Have the system checked at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of an accident.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
ESP
unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
Possible cause/consequence
®
The ESP was deactivated because of a
malfunction or interrupted power supply. The
BAS and the Run Flat Indicator* are also deactivated.
The ABS might not be operational.
Possible solution
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 an accident.
The brake system is still functioning normally
but without the systems specified above.
If the yellow ESP® warning lamp v flashes As soon as the brakes have cooled off, the
while driving and this message appears, the electronic traction system switches on
electronic traction system has switched off to again.
prevent overheating of the drive wheel brakes.
The self-diagnosis has not been completed
yet.
The display will clear after driving a short
distance at more than 12 mph (20 km/h).
The ESP®, BAS and the Run Flat Indicator* are
temporarily deactivated.
The brake system is still functioning normally
but without the systems specified above.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
ESP
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts. The battery might not be charged
sufficiently.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
If necessary, have the generator and
battery checked.
unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
The ESP®, BAS and the Run Flat Indicator* are When the voltage is above this value again,
deactivated.
the ESP® is operational again.
The brake system is still functioning normally
but without the systems specified above.
ESP
malfunction
Visit workshop
The ESP® is deactivated because of a
malfunction.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
The ESP®, BAS and the Run Flat Indicator* are
deactivated.
Failure to follow these instructions
The brake system is still functioning normally increases the risk of an accident.
but without the systems specified above.
Display malfunction
Visit workshop
The ESP® or the ESP® 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 an accident.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
SRS
The system is malfunctioning.
왘
Warning!
Restraint system
malfunction
Drive to workshop
Drive with added caution to the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
G
In the event a malfunction of the SRS is
indicated as outlined above, the SRS may
not be operational.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center immediately to have the system
checked; otherwise the SRS may not be
deployed 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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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Front-pass.
airbag
activated
See Operator’s
Manual
Front passenger front air bag is
Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and check the front
activated while driving even though passenger seat for the following:
a child, small individual, or object 왘 Switch off the ignition (컄 page 33).
below the system’s weight
threshold is on the front passenger 왘 Remove child and child restraint from front passenger seat and properly secure the child in rear seat employing the child restraint if necesseat, or the front passenger seat is
sary.
empty. Objects on the seat or
forces acting on the seat may
왘 Make sure that no objects applying supplemental weight onto the seat
make the system sense suppleare present. The system may recognize such supplemental weight and
mental weight.
sense that an occupant on the front passenger seat is of a greater
weight than actually present.
왘
Keep the seat unoccupied, close the front passenger door and switch
on the ignition (컄 page 33).
(Continued on next page)
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/
consequence
Possible solution
Monitor the 56 indicator lamp on the center console (컄 page 27) and the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 24) for the following:
Front-pass.
airbag
activated
See Operator’s
Manual
With the seat unoccupied and the ignition turned on,
앫
the 56 indicator lamp on the center console should illuminate and remain
illuminated, indicating that the OCS (컄 page 77) has deactivated the air bag.
앫
the message Front-pass. airbag activated See Operator’s Manual or the
message Front-pass. airbag deactivated See Operator’s Manual should not
appear in the multifunction display at any time the seat is unoccupied. Wait at last
60 seconds for the system to complete the necessary check cycles and to make
sure neither message appears in the multifunction display.
If above conditions are met, you can occupy the front passenger seat again. Depending on the front passenger classification sensed by the OCS (컄 page 77), the
56 indicator lamp will remain illuminated or go out.
If above conditions are not met, the system is not working properly. Have the system
checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
G
If the 56 indicator lamp remains
out even after performing the above corrective steps, do not have any children 12 years
old and under and other small individuals
use the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Front-pass.
airbag
deactivated
See Operator’s
Manual
Front passenger front air bag is deac- Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and check the
tivated while driving even though an front passenger seat for the following:
adult or someone larger than a small
왘 Switch off the ignition (컄 page 33).
individual is occupying the front pas왘 Have the front passenger vacate the seat and exit the vehicle.
senger seat. Forces acting on the
seat may make the system sense a 왘 Keep the seat unoccupied, close the front passenger door and
decrease in weight.
switch on the ignition (컄 page 33).
(Continued on next page)
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/
consequence
Possible solution
Monitor the 56 indicator lamp on the center console (컄 page 27) and the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 24) for the following:
Front-pass.
airbag
deactivated
See Operator’s
Manual
With the seat unoccupied and the ignition turned on,
앫
the 56 indicator lamp on the center console should illuminate and remain
illuminated, indicating that the OCS (컄 page 77) has deactivated the air bag.
앫
the message Front-pass. airbag activated See Operator’s Manual or the
message Front-pass. airbag deactivated See Operator’s Manual should not
appear in the multifunction display at any time the seat is unoccupied. Wait at last
60 seconds for the system to complete the necessary check cycles and to make
sure neither message appears in the multifunction display.
If above conditions are met, you can occupy the front passenger seat again. Depending on the front passenger classification sensed by the OCS (컄 page 77), the
56 indicator lamp will remain illuminated or go out.
If above conditions are not met, the system is not working properly. Have the system
checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
G
If the 56 indicator lamp remains
illuminated with an adult occupant on the
front passenger seat even after performing
the above corrective steps, do not have any
passenger use the front passenger seat until
the system has been repaired.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Warning!
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Run Flat Indicator
inactive
The Run Flat Indicator* is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the Run Flat Indicator* checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Check tires
Then reactivate
Run Flat Indicator
There was a warning message about
a loss in tire inflation pressure and
the Run Flat Indicator* has not been
reactivated yet.
왘
Make sure that the correct tire inflation pressure
is set for each tire.
왘
Then reactivate the Run Flat Indicator*.
Run Flat Indicator
unavailable
The Run Flat Indicator* has been
switched off due to an error.
왘
Have the Run Flat Indicator* checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Tire pressure
Check tires
The Run Flat Indicator* indicates
that the pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers. Observe
the traffic situation around you.
왘
Check and adjust the tire inflation pressure as
required (컄 page 316).
왘
If necessary, change the wheel (컄 page 406).
왘
Reactivate the Run Flat Indicator* after adjusting
the tire inflation pressure values (컄 page 318).
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 …
Symbol messages
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
#
Battery Alternator
Visit workshop
The battery is no longer charging.
Possible causes:
왘
앫
broken poly-V-belt
앫
alternator malfunctioning
Stop immediately and check the
poly-V-belt in a safe location or as
soon as it is safe to do so.
If it is broken:
왘
Do not continue to drive. Otherwise
the engine will overheat due to an
inoperative water pump which may
result in damage to the engine. Notify
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If it is intact:
왘
Drive immediately to the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Low voltage
Charge battery
The battery has insufficient voltage.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 48).
Low voltage
Consumers off
The battery has insufficient voltage.
왘
Turn off unnecessary electrical
consumers.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
; (USA only)
! (Canada only)
2
Release
Parking brake
You are driving with the parking brake
set.
왘
Release the parking brake
(컄 page 50).
Brake wear
Visit workshop
The brake pads have reached their wear
limit.
왘
Have the brake pads replaced as soon
as possible.
; (USA only)
3 (Canada only)
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.
Warning!
G
Driving with the message Brake fluid
Visit workshop. displayed can result in
an accident. Have your brake system
checked immediately. Do not add brake
fluid before checking the brake system.
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine
parts and the brake fluid catching fire. You
can be seriously burned.
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!
!
If you find that the brake fluid in the
brake fluid reservoir has fallen to the
minimum mark or below, have the
brake system checked for brake pad
thickness and leaks.
Brake pad thickness must be visually
checked by a qualified technician at the
intervals specified in the Maintenance
booklet.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
B
Coolant
Check level
The coolant level is too low.
왘
Add coolant (컄 page 301).
왘
If you have to add coolant frequently,
have the cooling system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
G
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine parts.
Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which
may burn if it comes into contact with hot
engine parts. You can be seriously burned.
!
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 symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
•
Coolant
Stop, engine off!
The coolant is too hot.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location and
turn off the engine.
왘
Only start the engine again after the
message disappears. You could
otherwise damage the engine.
Warning!
G
Driving when your engine is badly overheated can cause some fluids which may
have leaked into the engine compartment to
catch fire. You could be seriously burned.
Steam from an overheated engine can cause
serious burns and can occur just by opening
the hood. Stay away from the engine if you
see or hear steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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During severe 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.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
•
Coolant
Stop, engine off!
The poly-V-belt could be broken.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location and
immediately turn off the engine.
왘
Check the poly-V-belt.
If it is broken:
왘
Do not continue to drive. Otherwise the engine will
overheat due to an inoperative water pump which
may result in damage to the engine. Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If it is intact:
Coolant
Visit workshop.
The cooling fan for the coolant is
malfunctioning.
왘
Do not continue to drive the vehicle with this message displayed. Doing so could result in serious
engine damage that is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
왘
Observe the coolant temperature gauge in the instrument cluster (컄 page 24).
왘
Drive immediately to the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Observe the coolant temperature gauge in the instrument cluster (컄 page 24).
왘
Have the fan replaced as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Ñ
Cruise contr.
Drive to workshop
Cruise control is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
G
Display malfunction
Visit workshop
The instrument cluster display is
malfunctioning.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
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.
Certain electronic systems are unable to
relay information to the control system.
The following systems may have failed:
왘
Have the electronic systems checked
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
왘
Close the doors.
±
J
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Display malfunction
Visit workshop
Doors open
앫
Coolant temperature display
앫
Tachometer
앫
Cruise control display
You are attempting to drive with one or
more doors open.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
N
Check oil level
at next gas station
The engine oil has dropped to a critical
level.
왘
Check the engine oil level
(컄 page 299) and add oil as required
(컄 page 300).
왘
If you must add engine oil frequently,
have the engine checked for possible
leaks.
When the message Check oil level at
next gas station appears while the engine is running and at operating temperature, the engine oil level has dropped to
approximately the minimum level.
When this occurs, the warning will first
come on intermittently and then stay on if
the oil level drops further.
Visually check for oil leaks. If no obvious oil
leaks are noted, drive to the nearest
service station where the engine oil should
be topped to the required level with an
approved oil specified in the Factory
Approved Service Products pamphlet.
!
The engine oil level warnings should
not be ignored. Extended driving with
the symbol displayed could result in
serious engine damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
4
Check gas cap.
See Operator’s Manual
A loss of pressure has been detected in 왘 Check the fuel cap (컄 page 294).
the fuel system. The fuel cap may not be
If it is not closed properly:
closed properly or the fuel system may be
왘 Close the fuel cap.
leaky.
If it is closed properly:
왘
Have the fuel system checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Y
Hood open
You are attempting to drive with the hood
open.
왘
Close the hood (컄 page 297).
I
Remove key.
You have forgotten to remove the
SmartKey.
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
Replace key
Drive to workshop
No additional code available for
SmartKey.
왘
Change the SmartKey.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
3rd brake lamp
The high mounted brake lamp is
malfunctioning. This message will only
appear if all light emitting diodes have
stopped working.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Backup lamp, left
The left backup lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Backup lamp, right
The right backup lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Brake lamp
Drive to workshop
Brake lamp illumination is delayed or
lamp is permanently on.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Brake lamp left
The left brake lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Brake lamp right
The right brake lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Display malfunction.
Visit workshop
The display for the lamps or the system is
malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front foglamp left
The left front fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front foglamp right
The right front fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front left
side marker lamp
The left front side marker lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front right
sider marker lamp
The right front side marker 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 symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
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.
Light sensor
Drive to workshop
The lamp sensor is malfunctioning.
The headlamps switch on automatically.
왘
In the control system, set lamp
operation to manual (컄 page 149).
왘
Switch on the headlamps using the
exterior lamp switch (컄 page 118).
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Low beam left
The left low beam lamp is malfunctioning. Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
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Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
Low beam right
The right low beam lamp is
malfunctioning.
Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Parking lamp
left front
The left front parking lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Parking lamp
right front
The right front parking lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Rear fog lamp
Substit. bulb on
The rear fog lamp is malfunctioning.
A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Switch off lights
Headlamps have been turned on with the
driver’s door opened and the SmartKey
removed from the starter switch.
왘
Switch off the headlamps.
Taillamp left
Substit. bulb on
The left tail lamp is malfunctioning.
A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Taillamp right
Substit. bulb on
The right tail lamp is malfunctioning.
A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
Turn signal
left front
The left front turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Turn signal
right front
The right front turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Turn signal
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
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Turn signal
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
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Turn signal
left rear
Substit. bulb on
The left rear turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning.
A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Turn signal
right rear
Substit. bulb on
The right rear turn signal lamp is
malfunctioning.
A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
<
Belt system
Drive to workshop
The seat belt system is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
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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.
Warning!
G
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 add steering oil without checking the
steering system.
Do not drive the vehicle. Have the system
checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
K
Close slid./pop-up
sunroof
You have opened the driver’s door with
the SmartKey removed from the starter
switch and the sliding portion of the
tilt/sliding sunroof* open.
왘
Close the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(컄 page 244).
J
Close slid./pop-up
sunroof
You have opened the driver’s door with
the SmartKey removed from the starter
switch and the tilting portion of the
tilt/sliding sunroof* open.
왘
Close the tilt/sliding sunroof*
(컄 page 244).
L
Tele Aid malfunction.
Drive to 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.
t
Function unavailable
This display appears if button t
or s on the multifunction steering
wheel is pressed and the vehicle is not
equipped with a telephone*.
Ê
Trunk open
You are attempting to drive with the trunk
open.
왘
Close the trunk.
W
Washer fluid
please refill
The fluid level has dropped to
about 1/3 of total reservoir capacity.
왘
Add washer fluid (컄 page 303).
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
왔 Where will I find ...?
First aid kit
Vehicle tool kit
The first aid kit is located in the trunk on
the left side secured by a hook and loop
fastener.
The vehicle tool kit is located in the storage
compartment underneath the trunk floor.
1 First aid kit
2 Hook and loop fastener
왘
Unfasten hook and loop fastener 2.
왘
Remove first aid kit 1.
Removing the vehicle tool kit
왘
Lift up trunk floor cover and engage
trunk floor handle in upper edge of
trunk.
The following is included:
앫
Towing eye bolt
앫
Wheel wrench
앫
Alignment bolt
앫
Vehicle jack
앫
Spare fuses
앫
Collapsible wheel chock
앫
A pair of gloves
1 Retaining screw
2 Storage well casing
왘
Loosen retaining screw 1 by turning it
counterclockwise.
왘
Remove storage well casing 2.
컄컄
i
Check expiration dates and contents
for completeness at least once a year
and replace missing/expired items.
383
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
컄컄
3 Arrow
4 Minispare wheel with spare wheel bolts
in container on wheel rim
5 Vehicle tool kit storage well casing
6 Vehicle tool kit
왘
Remove vehicle tool kit 6.
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Storing the vehicle tool kit
i
왘
Place vehicle tool kit 6 in vehicle tool
kit storage well casing 5.
왘
Place storage well casing 2 over the
vehicle tool kit storage well casing 5
and turn retaining screw 1 clockwise
as far it will go to secure the Minispare
wheel.
Arrow 3 on vehicle tool kit storage
well casing 5 must point in the direction of travel. Otherwise you cannot
place the storage well casing 2 on top
and secure the Minispare wheel with
retaining screw 1.
!
To prevent damage, always disengage
trunk floor handle from upper edge of
trunk and lower trunk floor before
closing the trunk.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Vehicle jack
Warning!
The vehicle jack is located in the storage
compartment underneath the trunk floor.
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use,
especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface. Make sure 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.
Operational position
왘
Storage position
왘
Turn crank handle in direction of arrow
as far as it will go.
왘
Push crank handle up.
Turn crank handle clockwise.
Before storing the vehicle jack in its
compartment:
앫
It should be fully collapsed.
앫
The handle must be folded in (storage
position).
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Setting up the collapsible wheel chock
왘
Tilt both plates upward 1.
The collapsible wheel chock serves to
additionally secure the vehicle, e.g. while
changing the wheel.
왘
Fold the lower plate outward 2.
왘
Guide the tabs of the lower plate all the
way into the openings of the base
plate 3.
Minispare wheel
The Minispare wheel is located in the
storage compartment underneath the
trunk floor.
Removing the Minispare wheel
1 Tilt the plate upward
2 Fold the lower plate outward
3 Insert the plate
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왘
Lift up trunk floor cover and engage
trunk floor handle in upper edge of
trunk.
왘
Loosen the retaining screw
(컄 page 383) in the middle of storage
well casing.
왘
Remove the storage well casing
(컄 page 383).
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Storing the Minispare wheel
!
왘
Place Minispare wheel 3 in wheel
well.
왘
Place vehicle tool kit storage well
casing 4 over the Minispare wheel.
To prevent damage, always disengage
trunk floor handle from upper edge of
trunk and lower trunk floor before
closing the trunk lid.
Make sure arrow 2 on vehicle tool kit
storage well casing 4 points in the
direction of travel.
1 Vehicle tool kit
2 Arrow
3 Minispare wheel with spare wheel bolts
in container on wheel rim
4 Vehicle tool kit storage well casing
왘
Remove vehicle tool kit storage well
casing 4.
왘
Remove Minispare wheel 3.
왘
Place storage well casing (컄 page 383)
over vehicle tool kit storage well
casing 4 and turn the retaining screw
(컄 page 383) clockwise as far it will go
to secure the Minispare wheel.
i
Arrow 2 on vehicle tool kit storage
well casing 4 must point in the
direction of travel. Otherwise you
cannot place the storage well casing
(컄 page 383) on top and secure the
Minispare wheel with the retaining
screw (컄 page 383).
Warning!
G
The dimensions of the Minispare wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted.
The Minispare wheel should only be used
temporarily, and should be replaced with a
regular road wheel as quickly as possible.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
In 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 (80 km/h).
앫
Drive to the nearest tire repair facility
to have the flat tire repaired or
replaced as appropriate.
앫
Do not operate vehicle with more than
one Minispare wheel mounted.
For more information, see “Rims and Tires”
(컄 page 432).
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Spare wheel bolts
!
Wheel bolts 2 must be used when
mounting the Minispare wheel or other
steel rims. The use of any wheel bolts
other than wheel bolts 2 for the
Minispare wheel or other steel rims will
physically damage the vehicle’s
brakes.
Warning!
1 Wheel bolt for light alloy rims
2 Wheel bolt for Minispare wheel or other
steel rims (located in trunk with spare
wheel)
G
Make sure to use the original length wheel
bolts when remounting the original wheel
after it has been repaired.
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
왔 Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Removing the mechanical key
Unlocking the driver’s door
To cancel the alarm, do one of the
following:
1 Mechanical key locking tab
2 Mechanical key
1 Unlocking
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
왘
Move locking tab 1 in direction of
arrow.
앫
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
왘
Slide mechanical key 2 out of the
housing.
Unlocking the vehicle
If you are unable to unlock the vehicle with
the SmartKey, open the driver’s door and
the trunk using the mechanical key.
i
Unlocking and opening the driver’s
door and/or the trunk with the
mechanical key will trigger the
anti-theft alarm system*.
왘
Insert the mechanical key into the
driver’s door lock until it stops.
왘
Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise to position 1.
The driver’s door is unlocked.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking and opening the trunk
왘
A minimum height clearance of 5.71 ft
(1.74 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
Insert the mechanical key into the
trunk lid lock until it stops.
왘
Turn the mechanical key
counterclockwise to position 1.
The trunk lid lock is located next to the
handle above the rear license plate recess.
If you can not lock the vehicle with the
SmartKey, do the following:
왘
Close the passenger door, the rear
doors and the trunk.
왘
Press the central locking switch in the
center console (컄 page 107).
!
왘
The trunk lid swings open upwards
automatically. Always make sure there
is sufficient overhead clearance.
Check to see whether the locking
knobs on the doors have moved down.
왘
If necessary push them down manually.
왘
Turn the mechanical key back and
remove it from the trunk lid lock.
Remove the mechanical key out of the
SmartKey (컄 page 389).
왘
Check whether the trunk is locked.
왘
If necessary, lock the trunk with the
mechanical key (컄 page 106).
The trunk lid unlocks.
왘
Locking the vehicle
Pull on handle 2.
The trunk opens.
왘
1 Unlocking in an emergency
2 Handle
Except for the driver’s door, the vehicle
should now be locked.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Fuel filler flap
In case the central locking system does
not release the fuel filler flap, you can open
it manually.
Warning!
1 Locking
왘
왘
Insert the mechanical key into the
driver’s door lock until it stops.
Turn the mechanical key clockwise to
position 1.
G
If you operate the emergency release button, be careful of the sharp edges so that
you do not injure yourself.
The release button is on the right-hand
side of the luggage compartment behind
the side trim.
1 Side trim
2 Release button
왘
Open the trunk.
왘
Remove the side trim 1 from the
right-hand side of the luggage compartment.
왘
Turn release button 2 clockwise as far
as will go.
The driver’s door is locked.
The fuel filler flap is released.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap from outside.
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Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Manually unlocking the transmission
gear selector lever
In case of power failure, the transmission
gear selector lever can be manually unlocked, e.g. to tow the vehicle.
왘
왘
Insert a tool 1 (e.g. flat blade screw
driver) into the opening.
왘
Perform the following two steps
simultaneously:
Slide out the swiveling cup holder
(컄 page 259).
왘
왘
Press tool 1 forward in the
direction of the arrow.
왘
Move gear selector lever from
position P.
Remove tool 1 from the opening.
i
The gear selector lever is locked again
when moving it to position P.
1 Tool
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Practical hints
Opening/closing in an emergency
왔 Opening/closing in an emergency
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
You can open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof manually should an electrical
malfunction occur.
The tilt/sliding sunroof drive is located
behind the lens 1 of the interior overhead
light.
왘
Remove SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Pry off lens 1 using a flat blade
screwdriver.
왘
Slide both locking tabs 2 in direction
of the arrows.
왘
Lower the rear of the cover and
remove.
왘
Remove the cover.
왘
Take the crank 3 out of the Operator’s
Manual pouch.
왘
왘
왘
Turn crank 3 clockwise to:
앫
slide sunroof closed
앫
raise sunroof at the rear
Turn crank 3 counterclockwise to:
앫
slide sunroof open
앫
lower sunroof at the rear
i
i
Do not disconnect electrical
connectors.
Turn crank 3 slowly and smoothly.
Insert crank 3 through hole on the left
side.
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be
synchronized after being operated
manually (컄 page 246).
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Practical hints
Resetting activated head restraints
Resetting activated head restraints
If the active head restraints has been triggered in a rear-end collision, the active
head restraints must be reset. Otherwise,
the active head restraint cannot offer any
additional protection in the event of another rear-end collision.
i
For your convenience, we recommend
that you have this work carried out by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
You will find the reset tool for manually
operating the active head restraints in
the Mercedes-Benz vehicle literature
pouch.
왘
Guide reset tool into center of head restraint between head restraint cushion
and rear head restraint cover.
Take care to avoid damaging the upholstery.
394
Press reset tool downward until you
hear the head restraint release
mechanism audibly engage.
왘
Pull out reset tool.
왘
Firmly press the head restraint cushion
back toward the rear head restraint
cover until it engages.
Warning!
Take the reset tool out of the
Mercedes-Benz vehicle literature
pouch.
!
왘
왘
Press the reset tool forward in the direction of the arrow.
G
When pushing back the head restraint cushion, take care that your fingers do not become caught between the head restraint
cushion and the cover. Failing to do so may
lead to injury.
왘
Repeat this procedure on the active
head restraint for the second seat.
For information on active head restraints,
see “Active head restraint” (컄 page 73).
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 35).
Practical hints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
왔 Replacing SmartKey batteries
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.
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.
i
When inserting the batteries, make
sure they are clean and free of lint.
i
When replacing batteries, always
replace both batteries.
The required replacement batteries are
available at any Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Practical hints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
SmartKey
왘
Insert the mechanical key 1 in direction of arrow in side opening.
Replacement batteries: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
왘
왘
Remove the mechanical key
(컄 page 389).
1 Mechanical key
2 Slide
3 Battery compartment
왘
Using mechanical key 1, push gray
slide 2 to unlatch battery compartment 3.
Using a lint-free cloth, insert new
batteries 4 under the contact
spring 5 with the positive terminal (+)
side facing up.
왘
Pull battery compartment 3 out of the
housing in direction of arrow.
Return battery compartment 3 into
housing until it locks into place.
왘
Slide mechanical key 1 back into the
SmartKey.
왘
Check the operation of the SmartKey.
4 Battery
5 Contact spring
왘
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왘
Remove the batteries 4 in direction of
arrow.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왔 Replacing bulbs
Safe vehicle operation depends on proper
exterior lighting and signaling. It is therefore essential that all bulbs and lamp
assemblies are in good working order at all
times.
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for headlamp
adjustment.
i
i
If the headlamps or front fog lamps are
fogged up on the inside as a result of
high humidity, driving the vehicle a
distance with the lights on should clear
up the fogging.
Substitute bulbs will be brought into
use when lamps malfunction. Observe
the messages in the multifunction
display (컄 page 377).
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Bulbs
Front lamps
Lamp
1 Additional turn signal
lamp
2 Halogen headlamp:
Turn signal lamp
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
Turn signal lamp
3 Halogen headlamp:
Low beam
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
Low and high beam1
1
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Lamp
Type
LED
1156 A
2357 A
H7 (55 W)
D2S-35 W
Vehicles with Bi-Xenon* headlamps: Low beam
and high beam use the same D2S-35W lamp. Do
not replace the Xenon bulbs yourself. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Type
4 Halogen headlamp:
High beam/high beam
flasher
H7 (55 W)
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
High beam flasher
H7 (55 W)
Parking and standing
lamp
5 Front fog lamp
Front fog lamp with
cornering fog lamp*
6 Side marker lamp
W5W
HB4 (51 W)
H7 (55 W)
W5W
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Rear lamps
Warning!
Lamp
G
앫
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot.
Allow the lamp to cool down before
changing a bulb.
Only use 12 volt bulbs of the same type
and with the specified watt rating.
앫
Switch lights off before changing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
Keep bulbs out of reach of children.
앫
Halogen lamps contain pressurized gas.
A bulb can explode if you
Always use a clean lint-free cloth when
handling bulbs.
앫
Your hands should be dry and free of oil
and grease.
앫
If the newly installed bulb does not
come on, visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Type
7 High mounted brake
lamp
LED
8 Brake lamp
P 21 W
9 Turn signal lamp
PY 21 W
a Parking and side
marker lamp
P 21/5 W
b Backup lamp
P 21 W
c License plate lamps
C5W
d Rear fog lamp (driver’s P 21/4 W
side only), tail and
standing lamp
Notes on bulb replacement
앫
touch or move it when hot
앫
drop the bulb
앫
scratch the bulb
Wear eye and hand protection.
Because of high voltage in Xenon lamps, it is
dangerous to replace the bulb or repair the
lamp and its components. We recommend
that you have such work done by a qualified
technician.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Have the LEDs and bulbs for the following
lamps replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center:
앫
Additional turn signals in the exterior
rear view mirrors
앫
High mounted brake lamp
앫
Xenon* lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
앫
Front side marker lamps
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a
front lamp, do the following first:
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M (컄 page 118).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 297).
Halogen headlamp
3 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp bulb
4 Bulb socket for low beam bulb
5 Bulb socket for high beam bulb
6 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp bulb
i
Have the headlamp adjustment
checked regularly.
1 Housing cover for low beam headlamp
2 Housing cover for high beam headlamp, parking and standing lamp
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Low beam bulb
High beam bulb
Front turn signal lamp bulb
왘
Press the clamp on housing cover 1
and remove it.
왘
Press the clamp on housing cover 2
and remove it.
왘
Turn bulb socket 3 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Pull the electrical connector off.
왘
Pull the electrical connector off.
왘
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 counterclockwise
and take out the bulb.
왘
Turn bulb socket 5 counterclockwise
and take out the bulb.
Press gently onto the bulb and turn it
counterclockwise out of bulb
socket 3.
왘
Insert the new bulb so that its socket
locates in the recess of the lamp
housing.
왘
Insert the new bulb so that its socket
locates in the recess of the lamp
housing.
왘
Press new bulb gently into bulb
socket 3 and turn clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Turn bulb socket 5 clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Place bulb socket 3 back into the
lamp and turn it clockwise.
왘
Plug the electrical connector onto the
bulb.
왘
Plug the electrical connector onto the
bulb.
왘
Align housing cover 1 and press until
it engages.
왘
Align housing cover 2 and press until
it engages.
Parking and standing lamp bulb
왘
Press the clamp on housing cover 2
and remove it.
왘
Pull out bulb socket 6 with the bulb.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 6.
왘
Press the new bulb into bulb socket 6.
왘
Press bulb socket 6 back into the
lamp.
왘
Align housing cover 2 and press until
it engages.
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Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
High beam flasher bulb
Bi-Xenon* headlamp
Warning!
G
Do not remove the cover 1 for the
Bi-Xenon headlamp. 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.
1 Housing cover for Bi-Xenon headlamp
2 Housing cover for high beam flasher,
parking and standing lamp
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3 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp bulb
4 Bulb socket for high beam flasher bulb
5 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp bulb
왘
Press the clamp on housing cover 2
and remove it.
왘
Pull the electrical connector off.
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 counterclockwise
and take out the bulb.
왘
Insert the new bulb so that its socket
locates in the recess of the lamp
housing.
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Plug the electrical connector onto the
bulb.
왘
Align housing cover 2 and press until
it engages.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Front turn signal lamp bulb
Additional turn signal lamp bulbs
왘
Turn bulb socket 3 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
The additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors have LEDs.
왘
Press gently onto the bulb and turn it
counterclockwise out of bulb
socket 3.
왘
Press new bulb gently into bulb
socket 3 and turn clockwise until it
engages.
If a malfunction occurs or LEDs fail to function, the entire turn signal unit must be replaced. Have the turn signal unit replaced
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Place bulb socket 3 back into the
lamp and turn it clockwise.
Parking and standing lamp bulb
왘
Press the clamp on housing cover 2
and remove it.
왘
Pull out bulb socket 5 with the bulb.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 5.
왘
Press the new bulb into bulb socket 5.
왘
Press bulb socket 5 back into the
lamp.
왘
Align housing cover 2 and press until
it engages.
Front side marker lamp bulbs
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Before you start to replace a bulb for a rear
lamp, do the following first:
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M (컄 page 118).
왘
Open the trunk (컄 page 103).
Tail lamp unit
Since replacing the side marker lamp bulbs
is a technically highly demanding process,
we recommend you have the side marker
lamp bulbs replaced by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
1 Latch
403
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왘
Fold the corresponding trim panel to
the side.
왘
Turn latch 1 to vertical position and
remove the bulb carrier.
왘
Press gently onto the respective bulb
and turn counterclockwise out of its
bulb socket.
왘
Press the new bulb gently into its bulb
socket and turn clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Reinstall the bulb carrier and lock it
again with latch 1.
왘
Reinstall the trim panel.
License plate lamp
1 Screw
Bulb carrier
2 Brake lamp bulb
3 Backup lamp bulb
4 Rear fog lamp (driver’s side only),
tail and standing lamp bulb
5 Parking and side marker lamp bulb
6 Turn signal lamp bulb
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왘
Loosen both screws 1.
왘
Remove the license plate lamp.
왘
Replace the bulb.
왘
Reinstall the license plate lamp.
왘
Retighten screws 1.
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
왔 Replacing wiper blades
왘
Removing wiper blades
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and
remove SmartKey from starter switch
before replacing a wiper blade. Otherwise,
the wiper motor could suddenly turn on and
cause injury.
Installing wiper blades
왘
Slide the wiper blade into the cutout on
the wiper arm (see arrows).
왘
Slide the tab back in the direction of
arrow 2 until it audibly engages.
왘
왘
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
왘
Fold wiper arm forward.
Pull the tab in direction of arrow 1 and
remove wiper blade.
Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on
the windshield. Make sure you hold on
to the wiper when folding the wiper arm
back.
!
Never open the hood when the wiper
arms are folded forward.
Hold on to the wiper when folding the
wiper arm back. If released, the force
of the impact from the tensioning
spring could crack the windshield.
Do not allow the wiper arms to contact
the windshield glass without a wiper
blade inserted.
Make certain that the wiper blades are
properly installed. Improperly installed
wiper blades may cause windshield
damage.
For your convenience, we recommend
that you have this work carried out by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
1 Unlock
2 Lock
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Warning!
G
The dimensions of the Minispare wheel are
different from those of the road wheels. As
a result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a Minispare wheel
mounted. Adapt your driving style accordingly.
The Minispare wheel is for temporary use
only. When driving with Minispare wheel
mounted, ensure proper tire inflation
pressure and do not exceed a vehicle speed
of 50 mph (80 km/h).
Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible to have the Minispare
wheel replaced with a regular road wheel.
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one Minispare wheel mounted.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a
Minispare wheel is mounted.
Preparing the vehicle
왘
왘
왘
Park the vehicle in a safe distance from
moving traffic on a hard, flat surface
when possible.
Turn on the hazard warning flasher
(컄 page 124).
Turn the steering wheel so that the
front wheels are in a straight ahead
position.
왘
Set the parking brake (컄 page 58).
왘
Move the gear selector lever to P
(manual transmission: to first or
reverse gear).
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 59).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
i
Open doors only when conditions are
safe to do so.
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Mounting the Minispare wheel
Preparing the vehicle
Prepare the vehicle as described
(컄 page 406).
왘
Take the wheel wrench, the wheel
bolts, and the jack out of the trunk
(컄 page 383).
왘
Take the Minispare wheel out of the
trunk (컄 page 386).
Practical hints
Flat tire
Lifting the vehicle
왘
Prevent the vehicle from rolling away
by blocking wheels with wheel chocks
or other sizable objects.
One wheel chock is included with the
vehicle tool kit (컄 page 383).
When changing wheel on a level surface:
왘
Place the wheel chock in front of and
another sizable object behind the
wheel that is diagonally opposite to the
wheel being changed.
Always try lifting the vehicle using the jack
on a level surface. However, should circumstances require you to do so on a hill,
place the wheel chock and the other sizeable object as follows:
왘
Place wheel chocks and another sizable object on the downhill side blocking both wheels of the axle not being
worked on.
Warning!
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into both sides of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use,
especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface. Make sure the jack arm is
fully seated in the jack take-up bracket. Always lower the vehicle onto sufficient capacity jackstands before working under the
vehicle.
왘
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts
(approximately one full turn with
wrench).
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Removing the wheel
The jack take-up brackets are located
directly behind the front wheel housings
and in front of the rear wheel housings.
왘
1 Take-up bracket
2 Jack
Jack up the vehicle until the wheel is a
maximum of 1.2 in (3 cm) from the
ground. Never start engine while
vehicle is raised.
G
왘
Place jack 2 on firm ground.
Warning!
왘
Position jack 2 under take-up
bracket 1 so that it is always vertical
(plumb-line) as seen from the side,
even if the vehicle is parked on an
incline.
The jack is intended only for lifting the
vehicle briefly for wheel changes. It is not
suited for performing maintenance work
under the vehicle.
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앫
Never start the engine when the vehicle
is raised.
앫
Never lie down under the raised vehicle.
1 Alignment bolt
왘
Unscrew 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 bolts
and wheel hub threads.
왘
Remove the wheel.
Practical hints
Flat tire
Mounting the spare wheel
!
To avoid paint damage, place wheel flat
against hub and hold it there while
installing first wheel bolt.
Warning!
G
Always replace wheel bolts that are
damaged or rusted.
1 Wheel bolt for light alloy rims
2 Wheel bolt for Minispare wheel (located in trunk with spare wheel)
!
Wheel bolts 2 must be used when
mounting the Minispare wheel or other
steel rims. The use of any wheel bolts
other than wheel bolts 2 for the
Minispare wheel will physically damage
the vehicle’s brakes.
왘
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.
왘
Guide spare wheel onto the alignment
bolt and push it on.
왘
Insert wheel bolts and tighten them
slightly.
Incorrect wheel bolts or improperly tightened wheel bolts can cause the wheel to
come off. This could cause an accident.
Make sure to use the correct wheel bolts.
Clean contact surfaces of wheel and
wheel hub.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
Lowering the vehicle
왘
왘
왘
Lower vehicle by turning crank
counterclockwise until vehicle is
resting fully on its own weight.
Remove the jack.
Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the
vehicle is raised. Otherwise the vehicle
could fall off the jack.
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Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. The wheels could come
loose if they are not tightened to a torque
of 80 lb-ft (110 Nm).
왘
G
Only use genuine equipment
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts. Other wheel
bolts may come loose.
G
Before storing the jack, it should be fully
collapsed, with handle folded in (storage
position) (컄 page 385).
Unscrew the alignment bolt, install last
wheel bolt and tighten slightly.
Warning!
Warning!
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 80 lb-ft (110 Nm).
Store the jack and the other vehicle
tools in the trunk.
Practical hints
Flat tire
MOExtended system*
Warning!
The MOExtended system allows you to
continue driving your vehicle even if there
is a total loss of pressure in one or more
tires.
You may only use the MOExtended system
in conjunction with the Run Flat Indicator*.
!
The maximum distance in emergency
mode depends on the vehicle’s load. It
is 30 miles (50 km) if the vehicle is partially loaded and 18 miles (30 km) if the
vehicle is fully loaded.
The point at which the maximum driving distance begins in emergency
mode is when the warning message
appears in the multifunction display
indicating that there is a loss of tire
inflation pressure.
Do not exceed the maximum speed of
50 mph (80 km/h).
G
In emergency mode, your vehicle’s driving
characteristics are diminished in such situations as:
Do not continue driving in emergency mode
if
앫
you notice knocking sounds
앫
the vehicle starts to shake
앫
smoke develops and you smell rubber
앫
driving around curves
앫
ESP® is intervening continuously
앫
while braking
앫
you notice tears on the tire sidewalls
앫
while accelerating rapidly
Therefore, your driving style must be adapted accordingly. Avoid abrupt steering and
driving maneuvers, as well as driving over
obstacles (road curbs, potholes, or off-road
areas). This is especially important if the vehicle is heavily loaded.
The emergency driving distance that can be
achieved greatly depends on the demands
placed on the vehicle. Depending on speed,
load, driving maneuvers, road conditions,
outside temperature, etc., the distance can
be significantly shorter or, if the vehicle is
driven cautiously, somewhat longer.
After driving in emergency mode, you must
have the rims inspected by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center to check if they are
suitable for further use. The failed tire must
be replaced in any case.
i
When replacing individual or all tires on
the vehicle, make sure only matching
tires marked with “MOExtended” are
mounted in the size specified for your
vehicle (컄 page 432).
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Practical hints
Battery
The battery is located in the engine
compartment on the right hand side.
Warning!
G
Removing filter box:
왘
Release clamps 1.
왘
Remove filter box.
Installing filter box:
왘
Insert filter box properly.
왘
Secure it with clamps 1.
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G
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injury or death.
Do not place metal objects on the battery as
this could result in a short circuit.
Observe all safety instructions and
precautions when handling automotive
batteries (컄 page 302).
Use leak-proof battery only to avoid the risk
of acid burns in the event of an accident.
Never lean over batteries while connecting,
you might get injured.
1 Clamps
Warning!
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not
allow this fluid to come in contact with eyes,
skin or clothing. In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with water and seek
medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and explosive. Keep
flames or sparks away from battery, avoid
improper connection of jumper cables,
smoking, etc.
!
Never loosen or detach battery terminal clamps while the engine is running
or the SmartKey is in the starter switch.
Otherwise the alternator and other
electronic components could be severely damaged.
Have the battery checked regularly by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Refer to Maintenance Booklet for
maintenance intervals or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for
further information.
Practical hints
Battery
Warning!
G
With a disconnected battery
앫
you will no longer be able to turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch
앫
the gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P
Disconnecting the battery
Removing the battery
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 59).
왘
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
Remove the screw-nuts securing the
battery.
왘
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
왘
Remove the battery bracket.
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 297).
왘
왘
Remove the filter box (컄 page 412).
왘
Disconnect the battery negative lead
from negative terminal 1.
Pull out the battery ventilation tube
from the battery (depending on battery
arrangement in your vehicle model, the
ventilation tube is located either on the
left or right side of the battery).
왘
Remove cover 2 from the positive
terminal.
왘
Take out the battery.
왘
Disconnect the battery positive lead.
1 Negative terminal
2 Positive terminal cover
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Practical hints
Battery
Charging and reinstalling the battery
Warning!
G
왘
왘
Never charge a battery while still installed in
the vehicle unless the accessory battery
charge unit approved by Mercedes-Benz is
being used. Gases may escape during charging and cause explosions that may result in
paint damage, corrosion or personal injury.
An accessory battery charge unit specially
adapted for Mercedes-Benz vehicles and
tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz is
available, permitting the charging of the battery in its installed position. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for
information and availability. Charge battery
in accordance with the separate instructions for the accessory battery charger.
Charge battery in accordance with the
instructions of the battery charger
manufacturer.
Reinstall the filter box (컄 page 412).
i
Reinstall the charged battery. Follow
the previously described steps in
reverse order.
The following procedures must be
carried out following any interruption of
battery power (e.g. due to reconnection):
!
앫
Set the clock (컄 page 145).
Vehicles with COMAND*:
See COMAND operator’s manual.
앫
Synchronize side windows
(컄 page 242).
앫
Synchronize tilt/sliding sunroof*
(컄 page 246).
The battery, its filler caps and the battery ventilation tube must always be securely installed when the vehicle is in
operation.
Reconnecting the battery
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
왘
Connect the battery positive lead and
fasten its cover 2.
왘
Connect the battery negative lead.
!
NEVER invert the terminal connections!
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왘
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Large 12 volt storage batteries contain
lead. Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
Practical hints
Jump starting
왔 Jump starting
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these directions will cause
damage to the electronic components, and
can lead to a battery explosion and severe
injury or death.
Never lean over batteries while connecting
or jump starting, you might get injured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not
allow this fluid to come in contact with eyes,
skin or clothing. In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with water, and seek
medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and very explosive. Keep
flames or sparks away from battery, avoid
improper connection of jumper cables,
smoking, etc.
Attempting to jump start a frozen battery
can result in it exploding, causing personal
injury.
Read all instructions before proceeding.
If the battery is discharged, the engine can
be started with jumper cables and the
battery of another vehicle. Observe the
following:
앫
Jump starting should only be performed
when the engine and catalytic converter are cold.
앫
Do not start the engine if the battery is
frozen. Let the battery thaw out first.
앫
Only jump start from batteries with the
same voltage rating (12 V). Jump
starting with a more powerful battery
could damage the vehicle’s electrical
system, which will not be covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
앫
Only use jumper cables with sufficient
cross-section and insulated terminal
clamps.
앫
Always make sure the jumper cables
are not on or near pulleys, fans, or other parts that move when an engine is
started or running.
!
Avoid repeated and lengthy starting
attempts.
Do not attempt to start the engine
using a battery quick charge unit.
If engine does not run after several
unsuccessful starting attempts, have it
checked at the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Excessive unburned fuel generated by
repeated failed starting attempts may
damage the catalytic converter and
may present a fire risk.
Make sure the jumper cables do not
have loose or missing insulation.
Make sure the cable clamps do not
touch any other metal part while the
other end is still attached to a battery.
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Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
G
Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 302).
The battery is located in the engine
compartment on the right hand side. The
terminals for jump starting are located in
front of the battery.
왘
Make sure the two vehicles do not
touch.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Apply parking brake.
왘
Shift gear selector lever to position P
(manual transmission: to Neutral).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 297).
왘
Flip up cover positive under hood
terminal 2 in front of the filter box
(컄 page 412).
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1 Positive terminal of charged battery
2 Positive under hood terminal in front of
discharged battery
3 Negative under hood terminal in front
of discharged battery
4 Negative terminal of charged battery
왘
Connect positive terminal 1 of the
charged battery with positive under
hood terminal 2 in front of the filter
box with the jumper cables. Clamp cable to charged battery 1 first.
!
Never invert the terminal connections!
왘
Start engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
왘
Connect negative terminal 4 of the
charged battery with negative under
hood terminal 3 in front of the filter
box with the jumper cables. Clamp cable to charged battery 4 first.
왘
Start the engine of the disabled
vehicle.
You can now again turn on the electrical
consumers. Do not turn on the lights under
any circumstances.
왘
Remove the jumper cables first from
negative terminals 3 and 4 and then
from positive terminals 2 and 1.
You can now turn on the lights.
왘
Have the battery checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
!
Vehicles with automatic transmission
and/or 4MATIC:
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
왔 Towing the vehicle
Mercedes-Benz recommends that the
vehicle be transported with all wheels off
the ground using flatbed or appropriate
wheel lift/dolly equipment. This method is
preferable to other types of towing.
!
Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment with the SmartKey in the starter
switch turned to position 0.
Do not tow with sling-type equipment.
Towing with sling-type equipment over
bumpy roads will damage radiator and
supports.
To prevent damage during transport,
do not tie down vehicle by its chassis or
suspension parts.
Switch off the tow-away alarm*
(컄 page 95) and deactivate the automatic central locking (컄 page 152).
When circumstances do not permit the
recommended towing methods, the
vehicle may be towed with all wheels on
the ground or front wheels raised (except
vehicles with 4MATIC) only so far as
necessary to have the vehicle moved to a
safe location where the recommended
towing methods can be employed.
!
Vehicles with automatic transmission
and/or 4MATIC:
Do not tow-start the vehicle.
!
Vehicles with 4MATIC:
Do not tow with one axle raised. Doing
so could damage the transfer case,
which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
All wheels must be on or off the ground.
Observe instructions for towing the
vehicle with all wheels on the ground.
!
If the vehicle is towed with the front
axle raised (not permissible for vehicles
with 4MATIC), the engine must be shut
off (SmartKey in starter switch
position 0 or 1). Otherwise the ESP®
will immediately be engaged and will
apply the rear wheel brakes.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, the gear selector lever
must be in position N (manual transmission: gears disengaged) and the
SmartKey must be in starter switch
position 2.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground or the front axle raised,
the vehicle may be towed only for
distances up to 30 miles (50 km) and
at a speed not to exceed 30 mph
(50 km/h).
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
!
To be certain to avoid a possibility of
damage to the drivetrain, however, we
recommend the drive shaft be disconnected at the rear axle drive flange
(vehicles with 4MATIC: disconnected at
the front and rear axle drive flanges) for
any towing beyond a short tow to a
nearby garage.
Warning!
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If circumstances require towing the vehicle
with all wheels on the ground, always tow
with a tow bar if:
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the engine will not run
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there is a malfunction in the power
supply or in the vehicle’s electrical
system
as that will be necessary to adequately
control the towed vehicle.
Prior to towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground, make sure the SmartKey is in
starter switch position 2.
If the SmartKey is left in starter switch
position 0 for an extended period of time, it
can no longer be turned in the switch. In this
case, the steering is locked. To unlock,
remove SmartKey from starter switch and
reinsert.
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To signal turns while being towed with
the hazard warning flasher in use,
switch on the ignition and activate the
combination switch for the left or right
turn signal in the usual manner – only
the selected turn signal will operate.
Upon canceling the turn signal, the
hazard warning flasher will operate
again.
Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Warning!
G
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
systems. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the vehicle. Adapt your driving accordingly.
!
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When towing the vehicle with all wheels
on the ground, please note the
following:
If the battery is disconnected or
discharged
With the automatic central locking
activated and the SmartKey in starter
switch 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.
Switch off the tow-away alarm*
(컄 page 95).
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the SmartKey will not turn in the
starter switch. For more information, see “Battery” (컄 page 412)
and “Jump starting” (컄 page 415).
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the gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P. For information on manually unlocking the
transmission gear selector lever
see (컄 page 392).
To prevent the vehicle doors from
locking, deactivate the automatic
central locking (컄 page 152).
Towing of the vehicle should only be
done using the properly installed
towing eye bolt. Never attach tow
cable, tow rope or tow rod to vehicle
chassis, frame or suspension parts.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Installing towing eye bolt
Removing cover
왘
Press mark on cover 1 or 2 in
direction of arrows.
왘
Lift cover off to reveal the threaded
hole for towing eye bolt.
The towing eye bolt is supplied with the
tool kit (located in the compartment underneath the trunk floor).
왘
Screw towing eye bolt in to its stop and
tighten with lug wrench.
1 Cover on right side of front bumper
Reinstalling cover
왘
2 Cover on right side of rear bumper
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Fit cover 1 or 2 and snap into place.
Practical hints
Fuses
왔 Fuses
Fuses are designed to protect the electrical circuits in your vehicle from a short circuit. If a fuse is blown, the component(s)
and systems secured by that fuse will stop
operating.
The following aids are available to help you
replace fuses (컄 page 421):
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Fuse chart
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Spare fuses
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Fuse extractor
Warning!
!
Aids for replacing fuses
Never attempt to repair or bridge a
blown fuse. Have the cause determined
and remedied by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Fuse chart
!
Keep the fuse boxes free by contamination and wetness. Otherwise, electrical
parts or systems could be damaged.
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Only use fuses approved by Mercedes-Benz
with the specified amperage for the system
in question. Using other fuses may cause an
overload leading to a fire, and/or cause
damage to electrical components and/or
systems.
The electrical fuses are located in different
fuse boxes:
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Main fuse box in passenger
compartment (컄 page 422)
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Fuse box in engine compartment
(컄 page 422)
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Fuse box in trunk (컄 page 423)
The fuse chart is located in the main fuse
box in the passenger compartment
(컄 page 422). The amperages of the fuses
are also given there.
Spare fuses
Spare fuses are located in the vehicle tool
kit in the trunk (컄 page 383).
Fuse extractor
The fuse extractor is located in the fuse
box cover in the trunk (컄 page 423).
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Practical hints
Fuses
Main fuse box in passenger
compartment
The main fuse box is located in the passenger compartment on the driver’s side of
the cockpit.
Closing fuse box
Removing cover
왘
Attach fuse box cover 1 in the front.
왘
왘
Fold fuse box cover 1 in until it
engages.
Twist screws 2
90° counterclockwise.
왘
Lift the rear of cover 1.
왘
Slide out retainer 3 and remove
cover 1 by pulling towards front.
Fuse box in engine compartment
The fuse box is located in the engine
compartment on the driver’s side.
Opening fuse box
1 Main fuse box cover
Opening fuse box
왘
Open the driver’s door.
왘
Pull fuse box cover 1 open with a
screw driver or similar tool (see arrow).
왘
1 Cover
2 Screws
3 Retainer
4 Fuse box cover
5 Clamps
왘
With a dry cloth, remove any moisture
from the fuse box.
왘
Release clamps 5.
왘
Remove fuse box cover 4.
Remove fuse box cover 1 rearward.
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Practical hints
Fuses
Closing fuse box
왘
Make sure that the sealing rubber is
properly positioned.
왘
Press fuse box cover 4 down and
secure with clamps 5.
Fuse box in trunk
The fuse box is located in the trunk behind
the left-hand trim panel.
Insert cover 1 sideways into
retainer 3.
왘
Twist screws 2 90° clockwise.
왘
Pull away trim panel 1.
왘
Remove fuse box cover 3.
Closing fuse box
Installing cover
왘
Opening fuse box
왘
Insert fuse box cover 3.
왘
Insert trim panel 1.
1 Trim panel
2 Fuse extractor
3 Fuse box cover
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Technical data
Parts service
Warranty coverage
Identification labels
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Engine
Rims and Tires
Electrical system
Main dimensions
Weights
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
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Technical data
Parts service
The “Technical data” section provides the
necessary technical data for your vehicle.
All authorized Mercedes-Benz Centers
maintain a stock of Genuine
Mercedes-Benz parts required for maintenance and repair work. In addition, strategically located parts distribution centers
provide quick and reliable parts service.
More than 300000 different parts for
Mercedes-Benz models are available.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts are subject
to stringent quality inspections. Each part
has been specifically developed, manufactured or selected for and adapted to
Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Therefore, Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
should be installed.
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!
The use of non-genuine Mercedes-Benz
parts and accessories not authorized
by Mercedes-Benz could damage the
vehicle, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty, or
could compromise the vehicle’s
durability or safety.
Technical data
Warranty coverage
왔 Warranty coverage
Your vehicle is covered under the terms of
the warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information booklet. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will exchange or repair any defective parts originally installed in the vehicle in accordance
with the terms of the following warranties:
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New Vehicle Limited Warranty
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Emission System Warranty
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Emission Performance Warranty
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California, Maine, Massachusetts, and
Vermont Emission Control Systems
Warranty
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Parts and
Accessories warranties, copies of which
are available at any Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information booklet, have an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center arrange for a
replacement. It will be mailed to you.
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Technical data
Identification labels
1 Certification label
(includes Paintwork code)
2 Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
3 Vacuum line routing diagram label
4 Engine number (engraved on engine)
5 VIN, visible (lower edge of windshield)
6 Emission control information label,
includes both federal and California
certification exhaust emission
standards
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When ordering parts, please specify
vehicle identification and engine
numbers.
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Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
왔 Layout of poly-V-belt drive
All models
1 Idler pulley
2 Idler pulley
3 Automatic belt tensioner
4 Power steering pump
5 Air conditioning compressor
6 Crankshaft
7 Coolant pump
8 Generator (alternator)
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Technical data
Engine
Model
C 230 (203.052)1
C 230 Sport (203.052)1
C 280 (203.054)1
C 280 4MATIC (203.092)1
Engine
272
272
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
6
6
Bore
3.46 in (88.00 mm)
3.46 in (88.00 mm)
Stroke
2.69 in (68.40 mm)
3.23 in (82.10 mm)
3
Total piston displacement
152.3 cu in (2496 cm )
182.8 cu in (2996 cm3)
Compression ratio
11.2:1
11.1:1
Output acc.
to SAE J 1349
201 hp/6200 rpm
(150 kW/6200 rpm)
228 hp/6000 rpm 2
(170 kW/6000 rpm)
Maximum torque acc.
to SAE J 1349
181 lb-ft/2700 – 5000 rpm
(245 Nm/2700 – 5000 rpm)
221 lb-ft/2700 – 5000 rpm
(300 Nm/2700 – 5000 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
6500 rpm
6500 rpm
Firing order
1-4-3-6-2-5
1-4-3-6-2-5
Poly-V-belt
2404 mm
2404 mm
1
2
2
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Engine
Model
C 350 (203.056)1
C 350 Sport (203.056)1
C 350 4MATIC (203.087)1
Engine
272
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
6
Bore
3.65 in (92.90 mm)
Stroke
3.38 in (86.00 mm)
Total piston displacement
213.5 cu in (3498 cm3)
Compression ratio
10.5:1
Output acc.
to SAE J 1349
268 hp/6000 rpm 2
(200 kW/6000 rpm)
Maximum torque acc.
to SAE J 1349
258 lb-ft/3000 rpm
(350 Nm/3000 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
6700 rpm
Firing order
1-4-3-6-2-5
Poly-V-belt
2404 mm
1
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.
2
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Rims and Tires
!
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Only use tires which have been tested
and approved for your vehicle by
Mercedes-Benz. Tires approved by
Mercedes-Benz are developed to provide best possible performance in conjunction with the driving safety
systems on your vehicle such as ABS or
ESP®. Tires specially developed for
your vehicle and tested and approved
by Mercedes-Benz can be identified by
finding the following on the tire’s sidewall:
For information on driving with
MOExtended tires, see
“MOExtended system*” (컄 page 411).
Further information on tires and rims is
available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. A placard with
the recommended tire inflation
pressures is located on the driver’s
door B-pillar. Some vehicles may have
supplemental tire inflation pressure
information for driving at high speeds
(컄 page 315) or for vehicle loads less
than the maximum loaded vehicle
condition (컄 page 315). If such information is provided, it can be found on
the placard located on the inside of the
fuel filler flap. The tire inflation pressure should be checked regularly and
should only be adjusted on cold tires.
Follow tire manufacturer’s maintenance recommendation included with
vehicle.
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MO = Mercedes-Benz Original
equipment tires
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MOE = Mercedes-Benz Original
Extended (tires with limited run-flat
characteristics) original equipment
tires
Using tires other than those approved
by Mercedes-Benz may result in damage that is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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!
Using tires other than those approved
by Mercedes-Benz 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
Moreover, tires and rims not approved
by Mercedes-Benz may, under load,
exhibit dimensional variations and different tire deformation characteristics
that could cause them to come into
contact with the vehicle body or axle
parts. Damage to the tires or the vehicle may be the result.
Technical data
Rims and Tires
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The following pages also list the approved wheel rim and tire sizes for
equipping your vehicles with winter
tires. Winter tires are not available as
standard or optional factory equipment, but can be purchased from an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Depending on vehicle model and the
standard or optional factory-equipped
wheel rim/tire configuration on your
vehicle (Appearance Package, Sport
Package etc.), equipping your vehicle
with winter tires approved for your vehicle model may also require the purchase of two or four wheel rims of the
recommended size for use with these
winter tires. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for more information.
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Technical data
Rims and Tires
Same size tires
Model
C 2301
C 280
C 280 4MATIC
C 350
C 350 4MATIC
C 230 Sport
C 350 Sport
Rims (light alloy)
7 J x 16 H2
7.5 J x 17 H2
Wheel offset
1.22 in (31 mm)
1.42 in (36 mm)
205/55 R16 91H M+S
-
-
-
205/55 R16 91H M+S .
225/45 R17 91H M+S .
or
225/45 R17 91H M+S .MOExtended 4
All-season tires
Summer tires
Winter
1
2
tires2,3
2
Canada only
Radial-ply tires
3
Not available as factory equipment.
4 Must be used in conjunction with Run Flat Indicator* only.
2
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Technical data
Rims and Tires
Mixed size tires
Model
C 230 Sport
C 350 Sport
Front axle:
Rims (light alloy)
7.5 J x 17 H2
Wheel offset
1.42 in (36 mm)
Summer tires
1
225/45 R17 91W
or
225/45 R17 91W MOExtended 2
Rear axle:
Rims
8.5 J x 17 H2
Wheel offset
Summer
tires1,3
1.18 in (30 mm)
245/40 R17 91W
or
245/40 R17 91W MOExtended 2
1
Radial-ply tires
Must be used in conjunction with Run Flat Indicator* only.
3
Must not be used with snow chains.
2
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Technical data
Rims and Tires
Minispare wheel
Model
C 2301
C 280
C 280 4MATIC
C 350
C 350 4MATIC
C 230 Sport
C 350 Sport
Rim (steel)
3.5 B x 16 H2
3.5 B x 17 H2
Wheel offset
0.67 in (17 mm)
Tire
1
2
T 125/90 R16 98M
0.67 in (17 mm)
2
T 125/80 R17 99M2
Canada only
Must not be used with snow chains.
!
Please compare the recommended tire
inflation pressure for your vehicle with
the tire inflation pressure on the yellow
label located on the spare wheel rim.
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If the tire inflation pressure on the yellow label on the spare wheel rim differs
from the values given in this Operator’s
Manual, inflate the Minispare wheel to
the recommended tire inflation pressure given on the yellow label on the
spare wheel rim.
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Please note that the tire inflation
pressure of the Minispare differs from
the tire inflation pressure of the road
tires.
Inflate the Minispare wheel to approximately 61 psi (4.2 bar).
Technical data
Electrical system
왔 Electrical system
Model
all models
Generator (alternator)
14 V/150 A
Starter motor
12 V/1.4 kW
Battery
12 V/100 Ah
Spark plugs
Bosch Platin Y 7 MPP 33
NGK PLKR 6A
Electrode gap
0.031 in (0.8 mm)
Tightening torque
18 – 22 lb-ft (25 – 30 Nm)
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Technical data
Main dimensions
Model
C 230
C 230 Sport
C 280
C 350
C 280 4MATIC
C 350 4MATIC
C 350 Sport
Overall vehicle length
178.4 in (4532 mm)
178.4 in (4532 mm)
178.4 in (4532 mm)
178.4 in (4532 mm)
Overall vehicle width (exte- 77.8 in (1977 mm)
rior rear view mirrors folded out)
77.8 in (1977 mm)
77.8 in (1977 mm)
77.8 in (1977 mm)
Overall vehicle height
55.6 in (1413 mm)
56.1 in (1426 mm)
56.3 in (1429 mm)
55.5 in (1410 mm)
Wheelbase
106.9 in (2715 mm)
106.9 in (2715 mm)
106.9 in (2715 mm)
106.9 in (2715 mm)
Track, front
59.3 in (1505 mm)
59.3 in (1505 mm)
59.3 in (1505 mm)
59.3 in (1505 mm)
Track, rear
58.1 in (1476 mm)
58.1 in (1476 mm)
58.1 in (1476 mm)
58.1 in (1476 mm)
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Technical data
Weights
왔 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.
Capacities
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match. Therefore only use
products tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz.
Model
Engine with oil filter
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products pamphlet, or inquire at
your Mercedes-Benz Center.
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
8.5 US qt (8.0 l)
Approved engine oils
Automatic transmission
C 230 (all models)
C 280
C 350
C 350 4MATIC
C 350 4MATIC
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
8.3 US qt (7.8 l)
8.3 US qt (7.8 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Fluid
Manual transmission
C 230 (all models)
C 350
1.3 US qt (1.2 l)
1.6 US qt (1.5 l)
MB Manual Transmission Oil
Rear axle
C 230 (all models)
C 280 (all models)
C 350
C 350 Sport
C 350 4MATIC
1.0 US qt (1.0 l)
1.2 US qt (1.1 l)
1.2 US qt (1.1 l)
1.2 US qt (1.1 l)
1.0 US qt (1.0 l)
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
Front axle
C 280 4MATIC
C 350 4MATIC
0.5 US qt (0.46 l)
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
Transfer case
C 280 4MATIC
C 350 4MATIC
approx. 0.62 US qt
(0.59 l)
MB Transfer case fluid
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Power steering
approx. 1.1 US qt (1.0 l) MB Power Steering Fluid (Pentosin
CHF 11S)
Front wheel hubs
approx. 2.1 oz (60 g)
each
High temperature roller bearing grease
Brake system
0.5 US qt (0.5 l)
MB Brake Fluid (DOT 4+)
Cooling system
approx. 7.5 US qt (7.1 l) MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/antifreeze
agent
Fuel tank
including
a reserve of
16.4 US gal (62.0 l)
2.1 US gal (8.0 l)
Air conditioning system
R-134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant oil (never R-12)
Windshield washer
3.2 US qt (3.0 l)
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system*
6.4 US qt (6.0 l)
1
Premium unleaded gasoline:
Minimum Posted Octane 91
(Avg. of 96 RON/86 MON)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
Use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S” and water for temperatures above freezing point or MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S” and commercially available
premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze for temperatures below freezing point. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 448).
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Engine oils
Engine oils are specifically tested for their
suitability in our engines and durability for
our service intervals. Therefore, only use
approved engine oils and oil filters
required for vehicles with Maintenance
System (U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada
vehicles). For a listing of approved engine
oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet, or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
!
Using engine oils and oil filters of
specification other than those expressly required for the Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada vehicles), or changing of oil and oil filter at
change intervals longer than those
called for by the Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada Vehicles) will result in engine damage not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
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Please follow Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS (Canada vehicles) recommendations for scheduled
oil changes. Failure to do so will result
in engine damage not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Brake fluid
During vehicle operation, the boiling point
of the brake fluid is continuously reduced
through the absorption of moisture from
the atmosphere.
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Engine oil additives
Warning!
Do not blend oil additives with engine oil.
They may damage the engine.
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.
Air conditioning refrigerant
R-134a (HFC) refrigerant and special PAG
lubricating oil are used in the air
conditioning system.
Never use R-12 (CFC) or mineral-based
lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the
system will occur.
Therefore, the brake fluid must be replaced
regularly. Refer to your vehicle's Maintenance Booklet for replacement interval.
Only brake fluid approved by
Mercedes-Benz is recommended. An
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will
provide you with additional information.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Premium unleaded gasoline
Warning!
Gasoline additives
!
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Gasoline is highly flammable and poisonous.
It burns violently and can cause serious
injury. Whenever you are around gasoline,
avoid inhaling fumes and skin contact, extinguish all smoking materials. Never allow
sparks, flame or smoking materials near
gasoline!
To maintain the engine’s durability and
performance, premium unleaded gasoline must be used. If premium unleaded
is not available and low octane fuel is
used, follow these precautions:
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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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2
Do not exceed /3 of maximum
accelerator pedal position if the
vehicle is fully loaded or operating
in mountainous terrain.
A major concern among engine
manufacturers is carbon build-up caused
by gasoline. Mercedes-Benz recommends
only the use of quality gasoline containing
additives that prevent the build-up of
carbon deposits.
After an extended period of using fuels
without such additives, carbon deposits
can build up especially on the intake valves
and in the combustion area, leading to
engine performance problems such as:
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Warm-up hesitation
앫
Unstable idle
앫
Knocking/pinging
앫
Misfire
앫
Power loss
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Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
In areas where carbon deposits may be
encountered due to lack of availability of
gasolines which contain these additives,
Mercedes-Benz recommends the use of
additives approved by us for use on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Refer to Factory
Approved Service Products pamphlet for a
listing of approved product(s). Follow
directions on product label.
Fuel requirements
Coolants
Only use premium unleaded fuel:
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze, which
provides:
Do not blend other fuel additives with fuel.
This only results in unnecessary cost and
may be harmful to engine operation.
Unleaded gasoline containing oxygenates
such as ethanol, IPA, IBA and TBA can be
used provided the ratio of any one of these
oxygenates to gasoline does not
exceed 10%; MTBE must not exceed 15%.
Damage or malfunction resulting from
poor fuel quality or from blending
additional fuel additives other than those
tested and approved by us for use on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles listed in the
Factory Approved Service Products
pamphlet are not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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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.
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.
444
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Corrosion protection
앫
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.
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 approx. 266°F (130°C).
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
The coolant solution must be used
year-round to provide the necessary corrosion protection and increase boil-over
protection. Refer to Maintenance Booklet
for replacement interval.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 45%
anticorrosion/antifreeze [equivalent to
freeze protection to approx. -22°F
(-30°C)].
Coolant system design and coolant used
determine the replacement interval. The
replacement interval published in the
Maintenance Booklet is only applicable
if MB 325.0 anticorrosion/antifreeze
solution or other Mercedes-Benz approved
products of equal specification (see
Factory Approved Service Products
pamphlet) are used to renew the coolant
concentration or bring it back up to the
proper level.
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.
If the coolant level is low, water and
MB 325.0 anticorrosion/antifreeze should
be used to bring it up to the proper level
(have cooling system checked for signs of
leakage). Please make sure the mixture is
in accordance with label instructions.
The water in the cooling system must meet
minimum requirements, which are usually
satisfied by normal drinking water. If you
are not sure about the water quality,
consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
445
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
Your vehicle contains a number of
aluminum parts. The use of aluminum
components in motor vehicle engines
necessitates that anticorrosion/antifreeze
coolant used in such engines be specifically formulated to protect the aluminum
parts.
Failure to use such anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant will result in a significantly
shortened service life.
446
Therefore, the following product is strongly
recommended for use in your vehicle:
Mercedes-Benz 325.0
Anticorrosion/Antifreeze Agent.
Before the start of the winter season (or
once a year in hot southern regions), you
should have the anticorrosion/antifreeze
concentration checked. The coolant is also
regularly checked each time you bring your
vehicle to an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center for service.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity
Model
all models
Approx. freeze protection
–35°F (–37°C)
–49°F (–45°C)
3.8 US qt (3.6 l)
4.1 US qt (3.9 l)
447
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc.
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system*
Both the windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system* are supplied from the
windshield washer fluid reservoir.
The washer fluid reservoir has a capacity of
approx.:
앫
앫
3.2 US qt (3.0 l) in vehicles without
headlamp cleaning system*
6.4 US qt (6.0 l) in vehicles with
headlamp cleaning system*
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate “S” and water
(or concentrate and commercially
available premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze, depending on
ambient temperatures).
Windshield and headlamp washer fluid
mixing ratio
For temperatures above freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S”
and water:
앫
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/antifreeze
on hot engine parts, because it may ignite
and burn. You could be seriously burned.
1 part “S” to 100 parts water
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “S” to 1 gallon [4.0 l]
water)
For temperatures below freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “S”
and commercially available premixed
windshield washer solvent/antifreeze:
앫
1 part “S” to 100 parts solvent
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “S” to 1 gallon [4.0 l]
solvent)
448
Technical terms
ABS
(Antilock Brake System)
Prevents the wheels from locking up
during braking so that the vehicle can
continue to be steered.
Accessory weight
(컄 page 331)
Air pressure
(컄 page 331)
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.
Aspect ratio
(컄 page 331)
Bar
(컄 page 331)
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.
Bead
(컄 page 331)
Bi-Xenon headlamps*
Headlamps which use an electric arc as
the light source and produce a more
intense light than filament headlamps.
Bi-Xenon headlamps produce low
beam and high beam.
CAC
(Customer Assistance Center)
Mercedes-Benz customer service
center, which can help you with any
questions about your vehicle and
provide assistance in the event of a
breakdown.
CAN system
(Controller Area Network)
Data bus network serving to control
vehicle functions such as door locking
or windshield wiping depending on
vehicle settings and/or ambient
conditions.
Cockpit
All instruments, switches, buttons and
indicator/warning lamps in the
passenger compartment needed for
vehicle operation and monitoring.
Cold tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 331)
COMAND*
(Cockpit Management and Data
System)
Information and operating center for
vehicle sound and communications
systems, including the radio and the
navigation system, as well as other
optional equipment (CD changer*,
telephone*, etc.).
449
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 that
automatically maintains the vehicle
speed set by the driver.
Curb weight
(컄 page 331)
DOT
(Department of Transportation)
(컄 page 331)
450
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.
ETD
(Emergency Tensioning Device)
Device which deploys in certain frontal
and rear collisions exceeding the
system’s threshold to tighten the
seat belts.
->SRS
FSS (Canada vehicles)
(Flexible Service System)
Maintenance service indicator in the
multifunction display that informs the
driver when the next vehicle maintenance service is due. FSS evaluates
engine temperature, oil level, vehicle
speed, engine speed, distance driven
and the time elapsed since your last
maintenance service, and calls for the
next maintenance service accordingly.
GAWR
(Gross Axle Weight Rating)
(컄 page 331)
Gear range
Number of gears which are available to
the automatic transmission for shifting.
The automatic gear shifting process
can be adapted to specific operating
conditions using the gear selector
lever.
Technical terms
GPS
(Global Positioning System)
Satellite-based system for relaying
geographic location information to and
from vehicles equipped with special
receivers. Employs CD 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.
GVW
(Gross Vehicle Weight) (컄 page 332)
Kilopascal (kPa)
(컄 page 332)
GVWR
(Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
(컄 page 332)
Locking knob
Knob on the door which indicates
whether the door is locked or unlocked. Pushing the locking knob down
on an individual door from inside will
lock that door.
Instrument cluster
The displays and indicator/warning
lamps in the driver’s field of vision,
including the tachometer, speedometer, engine temperature display and
fuel gauge.
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles)
Maintenance service indicator in the
multifunction display that informs the
driver when the next vehicle maintenance service is due. The Maintenance
System in your vehicle tracks distance
driven and the time elapsed since your
last maintenance service, and calls for
the next maintenance service accordingly.
Maximum tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 332)
Maximum load rating
(컄 page 332)
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
(컄 page 332)
Memory function*
Used to store three individual seat,
steering wheel and mirror positions.
451
Technical terms
MON
(Motor Octane Number)
The Motor Octane Number for gasoline
as determined by a standardized
method. It is an indication of a
gasoline’s ability to resist undesired
detonation (knocking). The average of
both the MON (Motor Octane Number)
and ->RON (Research Octane Number)
is posted at the pump, also known as
ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
Multifunction display
Display field in the instrument cluster
used to present information provided
by the control system.
Multifunction steering wheel
Steering wheel with buttons for
operating the control system.
Normal occupant weight
(컄 page 332)
452
OCS
(Occupant Classification System)
The system automatically turns the
front passenger front air bag on or off
based on the classified occupant size
category determined by weight sensor
readings from the seat.
Occupant distribution
(컄 page 332)
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
앫
clutch/torque converter
앫
transmission
앫
transfer case
앫
drive shaft
앫
differential
앫
axle shafts/axles
Production options weight
(컄 page 333)
Program mode selector switch
Used to switch the automatic
transmission* between standard
operation S and comfort operation C.
Technical terms
PSI
(Pounds per square inch) (컄 page 333)
Recommended tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 333)
Restraint systems
Seat belts, child restraints, lower
anchors and tethers for children
(LATCH). As independent systems,
their protective functions complement
one another.
Rim
(컄 page 333)
RON
(Research Octane Number)
The Research Octane Number for gasoline as determined by a standardized
method. It is an indication of a gasoline’s ability to resist undesired detonation (knocking). The average of both
the ->MON (Motor Octane Number)
and RON (Research Octane Number) is
posted at the pump, also known as
ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
Shift lock
When the vehicle is parked, this lock
prevents the transmission gear
selector lever from being moved out of
position P without SmartKey turned
and brake pedal depressed.
Sidewall
(컄 page 333)
SRS
(Supplemental Restraint System)
Air bags, air bag control unit (with
crash sensor), emergency tensioning
device. Though independent systems,
they are closely interfaced to provide
effective occupant protection.
Tele Aid* System
(Telematic Alarm Identification on
Demand)
The Tele Aid system consists of three
types of response: automatic and
manual emergency, roadside assistance and information. Tele Aid is
initially activated by completing a
subscriber agreement and placing an
acquaintance call.
The Tele Aid system is operational
provided that the vehicle’s battery is
charged, properly connected, not
damaged and cellular and GPS
coverage is available.
453
Technical terms
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.
TIN
(Tire Identification Number)
(컄 page 333)
Tire load rating
(컄 page 333)
454
Tire ply composition and material used
(컄 page 333)
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
(컄 page 334)
Tire speed rating
(컄 page 333)
Vehicle capacity weight
(컄 page 334)
Traction
(컄 page 334)
Vehicle maximum load on the tire
(컄 page 334)
Tread
(컄 page 334)
VIN
(Vehicle Identification Number)
The number set by the manufacturer
and placed on the body to uniquely
identify each vehicle produced.
Treadwear indicators
(컄 page 334)
Index
A
ABS 25, 87, 449
Indicator lamp 350
Messages in display 360
Accelerator position,
automatic transmission* 165
Accessory weight 331
Accident
In case of 56
Active head restraints
see Head restraints
Additional turn signals 398
Air bags 63
Children 64
Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp 27, 80, 356
Front, Driver 67
Front, Passenger 67
Passenger 67
Safety guidelines 66
Side impact (front and rear*) 68
Window curtain 68
Air conditioning refrigerant 442
Air conditioning system
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 186
Climate control 176
Air conditioning, Cooling
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 196
Climate control 183
Air distribution
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 190
Climate control 180
Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure
Air recirculation mode
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 192
Climate control 182
Air vents, Front
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 187
Climate control 177
Air vents, Rear
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 198
Climate control 185
Air volume
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 191
Climate control 180
Alignment bolt (vehicle tool kit) 408, 449
Anticorrosion/antifreeze 446, 447
Antiglare, Rear view mirror 170
Anti-theft systems 93
Anti-theft alarm system* 93
Immobilizer 93
Tow-away alarm* 95
Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
Armrest 258
Ashtrays 261
Aspect ratio 331
ATF (Automatic transmission fluid) 300
AUDIO menu (Control system) 136
Audio system 199
Audio and telephone, operation 199
Button and soft key operation 202
CD changer* with MP3 218
CD operation 216
455
Index
Operating and display elements 200
Operating audio system 202
Operating safety 199
Radio operation 207
Telephone* operation 225
Auto-dimming mirror* 171
Automatic central locking
Activating/deactivating
(Control system) 152
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 186
Control panel 187
Defrosting, front 191
Rear window defroster 175
Automatic headlamp mode 119
Automatic locking when driving 107
Automatic shift program
Program mode selector switch
(Automatic transmission*) 167
Automatic time change (Standard time,
Daylight Saving time) 147
456
Automatic transmission* 162
Accelerator position 165
Automatic shift program 167
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) 169
Fluid level (ATF) 300
Gear ranges 166
Gear selector lever 162
Gear shifting malfunctions 169
Kickdown 165
Manual shifting 168
One-touch gearshifting 168
Program mode selector switch 167
Starting engine 49
B
Backrest
Driver’s multicontour seat*
(Canada only) 113
Rear seat, folding 254
Seat, manual 36
Seat, power* 38
Backup lamps
Messages in display 377
Replacing bulbs 399
Bar 331
BAS 88, 449
Batteries, SmartKey
Changing 396
Checking battery condition 101
Battery, Vehicle 302, 412
Charging 414
Disconnecting and connecting 413
Jump starting 415
Removing and installing 413
Bead 331
Bi-Xenon* headlamps see headlamps
Block heater (Canada only) 337
Bolts, Spare wheel 388
Brake Assist System see BAS
Brake fluid 442
Checking 295
Message in display 370
Index
Brake lamps
Cleaning lenses 344
Messages in display 377
Replacing bulbs 403
Brake pads
Message in display 370
Brakes 284
Warning lamp 25, 351
Break-in period 282
Bulbs, replacing see Replacing bulbs
C
CAC 449
California retail buyers and lessees,
important notice 11
CAN system 449
Cargo area see Trunk
Cargo tie-down rings* 256
Carpets, cleaning 347
Catalytic converter 291
CD changer* 216
CD player* 137, 216
Centigrade see Temperature display
mode 142
Central locking
Automatic 107, 152
From inside 107
Locking/unlocking from inside 107
Switch 107
Certification label 428
Charcoal filter
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 194
Children in the vehicle 74
Air bags 64
Blocking rear door window
operation 85
Indicator lamp, front passenger
air bag 80, 356
Infant and child restraint systems 74
LATCH-type child seat anchors 83
Occupant Classification System
(OCS) 77
Cigarette lighter 262
Climate control system 176
Control panel 177
Defrosting, Front 181
Rear window defroster 175
Clock 25, 130
Setting time 145, 146
Cockpit 22, 449
Cockpit Management and Data System
see COMAND
Cold tire inflation pressure 331
Collapsible wheel chock 386
COMAND* 449
COMAND* see separate COMAND
operating instructions
Combination switch 52, 122
Control system 130, 450
Multifunction display 130
Multifunction steering wheel 131
Resetting to factory default 140
Control system menu 130, 450
AUDIO 136
Menus overview 133
NAV* 138
Settings 140
Standard display 135
TEL* 157
Trip computer 155
Vehicle status message
memory 138
457
Index
Control system submenus 132, 134
Convenience 153
Instrument cluster 143
Lighting 149
Time/Date 145
Vehicle 152
Controller Area Network see CAN system
Coolant 301, 444
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
quantity 445
Capacities 440, 441
Checking coolant level 295, 301
Messages in display 371–373
Temperature 293
Temperature gauge 25, 128
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps* 123
Replacing bulbs 398
Cruise control 247, 450
Message in display 374
Cup holder 259, 260
Cleaning 346
Curb weight 331
Customer Assistance Center see CAC
458
D
Date display, setting 147, 148
Daytime running lamp mode 120
Setting 149
Deep water see Standing water
Defogging windshield
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 192
Climate control 181
Defrosting, Front
Automatic climate control*
(Canada only) 191
Climate control 181
Defrosting, Rear 175
Delayed shut-off
Exterior lamps 151
Interior lighting 152
Department of Transportation see DOT
Difficulties
While driving 56
With starting 50
Digital clock see clock
Digital speedometer 135
Dimensions, vehicle 438
Direction of rotation (tires) 307
Displays
Digital speedometer 135
Maintenance service indicator 338
Messages in display 374
Multifunction display 130
Outside temperature 135
Symbol messages 369
Text messages 360
Vehicle status messages
memory 139, 358
Distance to empty (range),
Trip computer 156
Door control panel 30
Doors
Entry lamps 126
Locking/unlocking, SmartKey 98
Message in display 374
Opening from inside/outside 100,
102
Remote door unlock (Tele Aid*) 272
Unlocking, Mechanical key 389
Index
DOT 331
Downhill driving
Cruise control 248
Drinking and driving 283
Driving
Abroad 290
Hydroplaning 287
In winter 289
Instructions 45, 283
Problems 56
Safety systems 87
Systems 247
Through standing water 290
Driving safety systems
4MATIC 92
ABS 87
BAS 88
ESP® 89
E
Easy-entry/exit feature* 42, 153
Electrical fuses see Fuses
Electrical outlet 263
Electrical system, Technical data 437
Electronic Stability Program see ESP®
Emergency calls
911 calls 237
Tele Aid* calls 267, 268, 271
Emergency operation
(Limp Home Mode) 169
Emergency operations
Fuel filler flap 391
Gear selector lever, Unlocking 392
Locking/unlocking the vehicle 389
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*,
Manual operation 393
Remote door unlock 272
Trunk lid, Releasing from inside 105
Trunk lid, Unlocking 390
Emergency Tensioning Device see ETD
Emergency, in case of
Battery, Jump starting 415
First aid kit 350, 383
Flat tire, Changing 406
Fuses 421
Hazard warning flasher 124
Instrument cluster,
Indicator lamps 350–355
Roadside Assistance 12, 268
Towing the vehicle 417
Emission control 292
Information label 428
System warranties 10
Engine
Belt layout 429
Block heater (Canada only) 337
Brake-in recommendations 282
Cleaning 343
Compartment 297
Malfunction indicator lamp 25, 352
Maximum engine speed 430
459
Index
Number 428
Starting 49
Tachometer 25
Technical data 430
Turning 59
Engine coolant see coolant
Engine number 450
Engine oil 298, 442
Adding 300
Additives 442
Changing 440
Checking level (Dipstick) 299
Consumption 298
Filler neck 300
Recommended engine and
oil filter 375
Viscosity 450
ESP® 89, 450
Four wheel electronic traction system
with ESP® 92
Messages in display 361–362
Warning lamp 25, 354
460
ETD 72, 450
Safety guidelines 66
Exterior lamp switch 52, 118
Exterior rear view mirrors 43
Parking position* 172
F
Fahrenheit see Temperature display
mode 142
Filler neck, Engine oil 300
First aid kit 383
Flat tire 406
Jacking up the vehicle 407
Lowering the vehicle 410
Minispare wheel 386
Mounting the spare wheel 406
Preparing the vehicle 406
Flexible Service System see FSS
Fluids
Automatic transmission fluid 300,
440
Brake fluid 295, 442
Capacities 440
Engine coolant 295, 444
Engine oil 298, 442
Power steering fluid 441
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system* 303, 448
Fog lamps 121, 122
Message in display 377, 379
Replacing bulbs 398, 399
Four wheel electronic traction system
(4MATIC) with ESP® 92
4MATIC 92
Front air bags 67
Front lamps see Headlamps
Front passenger front air bag 67
Messages in display 364–367
Front passenger front air bag off indicator
lamp 27, 80, 356, 357
Front seat head restraints see Head
restraints 109
FSS (Flexible Service System)
(Canada vehicles) 338, 450
Index
Fuel 294, 443
Additives 443
Capacities, Fuel tank 441
Filling the tank 294
Fuel filler flap and cap, Multifunction
display messages 352, 353, 376
Fuel gauge 25
Fuel reserve warning lamp 354
Requirements, Octane rating 444
Technical data 441, 443
Fuel consumption statistics
After start 155
Since last reset 156
Fuel filler flap 294
Opening in an emergency 391
Fuel reserve warning lamp 25
Fuel tank
Capacity 441
Filler flap 294
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Capacities 440
Fuses 421
Aids for changing fuses 421
Fuse box (main) in passenger
compartment 422
Fuse box in engine compartment 422
Fuse box in trunk 423
Fuse chart 421
Fuse extractor 421, 423
Replacing 421
Spare fuses 421
Global locking/unlocking see Key
Global Positioning System see GPS
Glove box 257
Good visibility 170
GPS 451
Gross Axle Weight Rating see GAWR
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating see GVWR
Gross Vehicle Weight see GVW
GVW 332
GVWR 332
G
Garage door opener* 273
Gasoline see Fuel
GAWR 331
Gear range 450
Automatic transmission* 166
Limiting 166
Shifting into optimal 169
Gear selector lever 48, 49, 161, 162
Cleaning 347
Lock 49
Position indicator 163
Position, Automatic
transmission* 130, 162, 164
Unlocking in an emergency 392
H
Halogen headlamp see Headlamps
Hands-free microphone 29
Hard plastic trim items, cleaning 347
Hazard warning flasher 124
Head restraints 37, 109
Active head restraint 73, 394
Front seat,
Removing and installing 109
Manual seat, Adjusting 37
Power seat*, Adjusting 39
Rear seat, Folding back 110
Rear seat, Removing and
installing 111
Resetting activated head
restraints 394
461
Index
Head unit
Time synchronization* with 145
Headlamp cleaning system* 170, 303,
441
Headlamp shut-off delay see Delayed
shut-off, Exterior lamps
Headlamps
Automatic headlamp mode 119
Bi-Xenon* 402, 449
Cleaning lenses 344
Halogen 400
High beam see High beam flasher
High beam see High beam headlamps
Low beam see Low beam headlamps
Manual headlamp mode 119
Messages in display 377, 378, 379
Replacing bulbs 397
Switch 52, 59
Headliner and shelf below rear window
Cleaning and care of 347
Heated seats* 113
High beam flasher 52, 122
462
High beam headlamps 52, 122
Indicator lamp 25
Messages in display 378
Replacing bulbs 398, 401
High mounted brake lamp 399
Hood 297
Message in display 376
Horn 23
HVAC see Climate control
Hydroplaning 287
I
Identification labels 428
Identification number, Vehicle (VIN) 428
Ignition 33, 49
Immobilizer 93
Indicator lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Infant and child restraint systems see
Children in the vehicle
Inflation pressure see Tires, Inflation
pressures
Inside door handle 102
Instrument and controls see Instrument
cluster
Instrument cluster 24, 127, 451
Cleaning 346
Illumination brightness 127
Lamps 350, 355
Messages in display see Malfunction
display messages
Multifunction display 130
Instrument lighting see Instrument cluster,
Illumination brightness
Instruments and controls see Cockpit
Interior lighting 125
Delayed shut-off 152
Interior rear view mirror 43
Antiglare positions 170
Auto-dimming mirrors* 171
Interior storage spaces see Storage
compartment
Index
J
Jack 383
Jacking up the vehicle 407
Jump starting 415
K
Key, mechanical 389
Key, SmartKey
Batteries 101
Battery check lamp 101
Changing batteries 396
Factory setting 100
Locking/unlocking 32, 100
Locking/unlocking, Global
setting 100
Locking/unlocking, Selective
setting 100
Loss of 102
Messages in display 376
Opening and closing the power
windows 243
Opening and closing the tilt/sliding
sunroof* 243
Positions in starter switch 33
Remote control 98
Starting the engine 48, 49
Turning off the engine 59
Unlocking, Trunk lid 102
Valet locking 106
Kickdown 165, 451
Kilopascal 332
L
Labels 428
Certification 428
Emission control information 428
Emission control vacuum line
routing 428
Lamp sensor
Message in display 378
Lamps, exterior 398, 399
Light sensor 378
Messages in display 377, 378, 379,
380
Lamps, indicator and warning
ABS 25, 350
Battery (SmartKey) 100
Brakes 25, 351
Engine diagnostics 352, 355
Engine malfunction 25, 352–353
ESP® 25, 354
Fog lamps 118
Front passenger front air bag off 27,
68
Fuel reserve 25, 354
High beam headlamps 25
Instrument cluster 350, 355
Low beam headlamps 25
Maintenance service indicator 338
Rear fog lamp 118
Seat belt telltale 25
SRS 25, 63, 355
Turn signals 25
Language, Setting 143
LATCH-type child seat anchors see
Children in the vehicle
Leather upholstery, Cleaning and
care of 348
License plate lamps
Messages in display 378
Replacing bulbs 399
463
Index
Light alloy wheels
Cleaning 346
Technical data 434, 435
Light sensor see Lamp sensor
Lighter see Cigarette lighter
Lighting
Parking lamps 118
Lighting, Exterior and interior 118
Limp Home Mode 169
Loading see Vehicle loading
Loading terminology 331
Loading the vehicle 307
Locator lighting 121, 150
Locking knob 451
Loss of keys 102
Loss of Service and Warranty Information
Booklet 427
Low beam headlamps
Indicator lamp 25
Messages in display 378, 379
Replacing bulbs 398, 401
Switching on 52
Lubricants 440
Technical data 440
Lumbar support* 112
464
M
Main dimensions 438
Main fuse box
In passenger compartment 422
Mainodometer 130
Maintenance 12, 338
Calling up service indicator
display 339
Clearing service indicator
message 339
FSS (Canada vehicles) 338
Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) 338
Resetting service indicator 340
Service indicator message 338
Service term exceeded 339
Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) 338, 451
Manual headlamp mode see Headlamps
Manual seat see Seat, Manual 36
Manual transmission 160, 161
Gearshift lever 48, 161
Shift positions 161
Starting the engine 49
Maximum load rating, Tires 332
Maximum loaded vehicle weight 332
Maximum tire inflation pressure 332
MB Tex upholstery, Cleaning and
care of 348
Mechanical key 389
Memory function* see Steering wheel
Menus see Control system
Microphone, Hands-free 29
Minispare wheel see Spare wheel
Mirrors
Adjusting 43
Auto-dimming* 171
Exterior rear view mirror 43
Exterior rear view mirror,
Parking position* 117, 154, 172
Interior rear view mirror 43, 170
MOE tires see MOExtended system*
(Canada only)
MOExtended system* 411
MOExtended system* (Canada only) 320
MON 452
Motor Octane Number see MON
Multicontour seats* (Canada only) 113
Multifunction display 130, 452
Changing settings see Contro system
menus and Control system
submenus
Index
Multifunction display messages
ABS 360
Brake fluid 370
Brake lamps 377
Brake pads 370
Coolant 371, 372, 373
Cruise control 374
Display 374
Door 374
Engine coolant 371, 372, 373
Engine oil 375
ESP® 361, 362
Fog lamps 377, 379
Front passenger front
air bag 364, 367
Fuel cap 352, 376
Headlamps 378, 379
Hood 376
Key, SmartKey 376
Lamps, exterior 377–380
Parking brake 370
Parking lamp 379
Seat belt system 381
SRS 363
Steering gear oil 381
Tele Aid* 382
Telephone* 382
Tilt/sliding sunroof* 382
Trunk 382
Turn signals 380
Windshield washer fluid 382
Multifunction steering wheel 26, 131,
452
Button operation 131
N
Navigation system* 138
See separate COMAND* operating
instructions
Net, parcel 258
Neutral gear position, Automatic
transmission* 162
Neutral gear position, Manual
transmission 161
New vehicle break-in 282
Night security illumination 121
Setting 151
Normal occupant weight 332
Number, vehicle identification (VIN) 428
O
Occupant Classification System see OCS
Occupant distribution 332
Occupant safety 62
Air bags 63
Children and air bags 64
Children in the vehicle 74
Fastening the seat belt 45
Front passenger front air bag off
indicator lamp 80, 356
Infant and child restraint systems 74
LATCH-type child seat anchors 83
OCS 77
Seat belts 45, 66
OCS 77, 452
Self-test 81
Odometer 130
Oil level see Engine oil level, Checking oil
level
Oil see Engine oil
One-touch gearshifting
(Automatic transmission*) 168
Canceling gear range limit 169
Downshifting 169
Upshifting 169
465
Index
Operating safety 199
Ornamental moldings, Cleaning 344
Outside temperature see Displays
Overhead control panel 29
Overspeed range, engine 452
P
Paintwork, Cleaning 342
Panic alarm* 86
Parcel net
In front passenger footwell 258
Parking 57, 285
Parking brake 50, 58
Engaging 58
Message in display 370
Releasing 50
Parking lamps
Messages in display 379
Replacing bulbs 398
Parking position*
Exterior rear view mirrors 117, 154,
172
Parts service 426
466
Passenger compartment 290
Interior lighting 125
Interior rear view mirror 43
Main fuse box in 422
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 258
Passenger safety see Occupant safety
Pedals 283
Phone* see Telephone*
Plastic and rubber parts, Cleaning and
care of 346
Poly-V-belt drive 452
Layout 429
Positions (memory function*) see Seats
Power assistance 283
Power outlet in rear passenger
compartment 263
Power seat* see Seats, Power* 38
Power tilt/sliding sunroof* 244
Messages in display 382
Opening/closing 244
Opening/closing in an
emergency 393
Opening/closing, SmartKey 243
Stopping 246
Synchronizing 246
Power train 452
Power washer 342
Power windows 240
Cleaning 345
Opening/closing 240
Rear door window,
Blocking operation 85
Stopping 242
Synchronizing 242
Practical hints 350
Premium unleaded gasoline 443
Problems
While driving 56
With vehicle 17
Product information 9
Production options weight 333
Program mode 130
Program mode selector switch 452
Automatic shift program, automatic
transmission* 167
PSI 333
Push starting 415
Index
R
Radio
Operation 202, 207
Selecting stations (Control
system) 136
Radio transmitters 291
Range (distance to empty) 156
Reading lamp 125
Rear bench seat, foldable* 253
Rear door window
Blocking operation 85
Rear fog lamp see Fog lamps
Rear lamps see Tail lamps
Rear outer seats
Adjusting head restraint height 110
Rear passenger compartment
Adjustable air vents 184, 197
Rear seat ashtray see Ashtray
Rear seat head restraints see Head
restraints
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window defroster 175
Rear window sunshade* 174
Recommended tire inflation
pressure 333
Recovery services, Stolen vehicle
(Tele Aid*) 273
Refrigerant, Air conditioning 442
Refueling 294
Regular checks 295
Remote control, SmartKey 98
Remote door unlock (Tele Aid*) 272
Replacing bulbs
Additional turn signal lamps 403
Backup lamp 404
Brake lamps 404
Corner-illuminating front fog
lamps* 398
Fog lamps 404
Headlamps 398, 400, 402
High beam headlamps 398, 400
License plate lamps 404
Low beam headlamps 400
Parking lamps 401, 403, 404
Side marker lamps 403
Standing lamps 401, 403
Tail lamps 399, 404
Turn signal lamps 401, 403, 404
Reporting safety defects 18
Research Octane Number see RON
Reset button, In the instrument
cluster 127, 141
Reset tool
Location 394
Residual heat utilization 197
Residual ventilation 197
Restraint system
see Children in the vehicle
see Infant and child restraint systems
see SRS
Restraint system see Infant and child
restraint systems
Reverse gear position, Automatic
transmission* 49
Reverse gear position, Manual
transmission 48
Rims 333, 432
Roadside Assistance 12
RON 453
Roof rack* 250
Rubber parts, Cleaning 346
Run Flat Indicator* (Canada only) 317
467
Index
S
Safety
Driving safety systems 87
Occupant 62
Reporting defects 18
Safety belts see Seat belts
Satellite radio* 211
Seat belt force limiter 72
Seat belts 69
Children in the vehicle 74
Cleaning 347
Fastening 45
Height adjustment 47
Message in display 381
Proper use of 47, 70
Safety guidelines 66
Telltale 25, 381
Seat heating* 114
Seating capacity 309
Seats, 35, 109
Heating* 113, 114
Lumbar support* 112
Manual 36, 109
Memory function*
(Power seats*) 115
468
Multicontour seat*
(Canada only) 113
Power* 38, 109
Rear bench seat* 253
Securing cargo 256
Selector lever see gear selector lever
Self-test
OCS 81
Tele Aid* 266
Service and Warranty Booklet
Loss of 427
Service and warranty information 10
Service intervals see Maintenance service
indicator 338
Service life (tires) 305
Service see Maintenance Service system
see FSS (Canada vehicles) or Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) 338
Service System see FSS
Service, Parts 426
Settings
Control system menus and
submenus 133, 134
Date 147, 148
Factory, SmartKey 100
Individual, SmartKey 100
Individual, Vehicle 140
Lighting (control system) 149
Memory function* 115
Menus and submenus 132
Resetting all (control system) 140
Selective, SmartKey 100
Time 145, 146
Shelf below rear window, cleaning 347
Shift lever position indicator 130, 163
Shift lock 453
Shift program mode, Automatic
transmission* 130
Shifting
Automatic transmission* 49, 162
Into optimal gear range
(automatic transmission*) 169
Into reverse (manual
transmission) 161
Manual transmission 48, 161
Side impact air bags (front and rear*) 68
Side marker lamps
Cleaning lenses 344
Messages in display 377
Replacing bulbs 403
Side windows see Power windows
Index
Sidewall 333
Ski sack* (Canada only) 250, 252, 253
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey
Snow chains 337
Sound system* 204
Spare fuses 421
Spare wheel 436
Bolts 388
Mounting 406
Speed settings
Cruise control 249
Speedometer 25, 143
Split rear bench seat* 253
SRS 70, 453
Indicator lamp 25, 355
Message in display 363
Standing lamps
Replacing bulbs 398, 399
Standing water, Driving through 290
Starter switch 23, 33
Positions 33
Starting difficulties, Engine 50
Steering column 40, 41
Easy entry/exit feature* 42
Steering gear oil
Message in display 381
Steering wheel 40
Buttons 26
Cleaning 347
Electrical adjustment* 41
Manual adjustment 40
Stolen vehicle
Recovery services 273
Storage compartments
Armrest 258
Cup holder 259
Glove box 257
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 258
Storing (memory function*)
Positions into memory 116
Storing tires 306
Submenus see Control system submenus
Substitute lamps
Bulbs 397
Summer opening feature 243
Sun visors 173
Sunshade* 174
Supplemental Restraint System see SRS
Symbols used in this operator’s
manual 15
T
Tachometer 25, 129
Overspeed range 129
Tail lamps
Cleaning 344
Messages in display 379
Replacing bulbs 399, 403
Tar stains 342
Technical data
Air conditioning refrigerant 442
Brake fluid 442
Coolant 440, 441, 444
Electrical system 437
Engine 430
Engine oil additives 442
Engine oils 442
Fuel requirements 444
Fuels 440, 441
Fuels, coolants, lubricants, etc 440
Gasoline additives 443
Lubricants 440
Premium unleaded gasoline 443
Rims and tires 432
Weights 439
469
Index
Windshield washer 441
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning* system 441, 448
Tele Aid* 265, 271, 453
Emergency calls 267
Hands-free microphone 29
Information 270
Initiating an emergency call
manually 268
Message in display 382
Remote door unlock 272
Roadside Assistance 268
SOS button 268
Stolen Vehicle Recovery
services 273
System self-check 266
Telematics* 454
Telephone* 26, 264
Answering/ending a call 158
Hands-free microphone 29
Message in display 382
Operation 157, 225
Phone book 158
Redialing 159
470
Temperature
Display mode 135
Interior temperature 180
Temperature,Tires 315
Tether attachment points, see
Children in the vehicle
Tie-down rings*, Trunk 256
Tightening torque, Wheel bolts 410, 454
Tilt/sliding sunroof* see Power tilt/sliding
sunroof*
Time 145
TIN 333
Tire and Loading Information
Placard 308
Tire and loading Information
Terminology 331
Tires 304, 432
Air pressure 331
Care and maintenance 305
Chains 337
Cleaning 306, 342
Direction of rotation 307
Driving instructions 286
Important notes, Tire inflation
pressure 315
Inflation pressure 296, 314, 316
Information Placard 308
Inspection 305
Load rating 333
MOExtended system*
(Canada only) 320, 411
Ply composition and material
used 333
Problems under-/overinflation 319
Retreads 304
Rims and tires 432
Rotating 335
Run Flat Indicator*
(Canada only) 317
Service life 305
Sizes 432
Speed rating 288, 323, 333
Temperature 315, 330
Terminology 331
Tire Identification Number see TIN
Traction 287
Tread 334
Tread depth 306, 336
Treadwear indicators 334
Vehicle maximum load on 334
Wear pattern 335
Winter 336
Index
Tools 383
Top tether, see Children in the vehicle
Tow-away alarm* 95
Towing eye bolt 420
Towing the vehicle 417
Traction 168, 334
Transmission gear selector lever see Gear
selector lever
Transmission see Automatic* or Manual
transmission
Traveling abroad 290
Tread 334
Tread depth 306, 336
Treadwear indicators 334
Trip computer 155
Trip odometer 128
Trunk
Closing the lid 104
Fuse box 423
Lamp 126
Message in display 382
Opening 102, 103, 104
Tie-down rings 256
Trunk emergency release 105
Unlocking in an emergency 105
Turn signal lamps
Messages in display 380
Replacing bulbs 398, 399
Turn signals 53
Additional in mirrors 398
Bulbs 398, 399
Cleaning lenses 344
Indicator lamps 25
Turning off engine 59
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Standards 334
Units, Setting
Speedometer 143
Upholstery, Cleaning 348
Useful features 257
V
Vacuum line routing diagram label 428
Valet locking 106
Vehicle
Battery 412
Breaking-in the vehicle 282
Care 341
Dimensions 438
Individual settings 140, 142
Locking/unlocking 108
Locking/unlocking in an
emergency 389, 390
Lowering 410
Modifications and alterations,
Operating safety 16
Towing 417
Washing 342, 343
Weights 439
Vehicle capacity weight 334
Vehicle Identification Number see VIN
Vehicle jack 385
Vehicle lighting 296
Vehicle loading
Cargo tie-down rings* 256
Instructions 255, 307
Load limit 439
Roof rack* 250
Split rear bench seat* 253
Terminology 331
Vehicle maximum load on the tire 334
Vehicle recovery services, Stolen
(Tele Aid*) 265
Vehicle status message memory 138
471
Index
Vehicle tool kit 383
VIN 428, 454
Voice control system*,
Hands-free microphone 29
see separate operating instructions
W
Warning lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Warning sounds
Driver’s or passenger’s seat belt 71
Parking brake 51
Seat belt telltale 355
Warranty coverage 10, 427
Washer fluid see Windshield washer fluid
Washer reservoir level 296
Washing the vehicle 341
Wear pattern (tires) 335
Weights, Vehicle 439
Wheel
Bolts 388
Change 410
Removing 408
Spare 384, 386, 436
Tightening torque 410
472
Wheels, Tires 304
Window curtain air bags 68
Windows see Power windows
Windshield
Cleaning 345
Defogging 181, 192
Replacing wiper blades 405
Washer fluid 303, 448
Washer system 448
Windshield washer fluid 448
Message in display 382
Mixing ratio 448
Refilling 303
Wiping with 55
Windshield washer system 448
Windshield wipers 53
Cleaning 345
Replacing wiper blades 405
Winter driving 336
Block heater (Canada only) 337
Snow chains 337
Tires 336
Winter driving instructions 289
Winter tires 336
Wiper blades
Cleaning 345
Replacing 405
Wood trims, Cleaning
348
X
Xenon headlamps* see Headlamps
Service and Literature
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For expert advice and quality service, see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If you are interested in obtaining service literature for your vehicle, please contact an 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 questions about carrying out any type of 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. P00.01-2840-31
Press time May 10, 2005
GSP/TIP
Printed in Germany