Mercedes-Benz 2007 E-Class Operator`s manual

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Order No. 6515 1186 13 Part No. 211 584 08 97 USA Edition B 2007
E-Class Sedan
Operator’s Manual
E-Class Sedan
E 320 BLUETEC
E 350
E 350 4MATIC
E 550
E 550 4MATIC
E 63 AMG
Our company and staff congratulate you
on the purchase of your new
Mercedes-Benz.
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Please read this manual carefully, then
return it to your vehicle where it will be
handy for your reference.
Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company
name. Furthermore, it exemplifies your
desire to own an automobile that will be as
easy as possible to operate and provide
years of service.
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Please follow the recommendations
contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz.
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Please pay attention to the warnings
and cautions contained in this manual.
They are designed to help improve the
safety of the vehicle operator and occupants.
Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To help assure your driving pleasure,
and also the safety of you and your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of time:
We extend our best wishes for many miles
of safe, pleasurable driving.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
A DaimlerChrysler Company
Contents
Introduction .......................................... 9
Product information................................ 9
Operator’s Manual ............................... 10
Service and warranty information .. 10
Important notice for California
retail buyers and lessees of
Mercedes-Benz automobiles .......... 11
Maintenance .................................. 12
Roadside Assistance ...................... 12
Change of address or ownership.... 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
Exterior view......................................... 22
Cockpit................................................. 24
Instrument cluster ................................ 26
Multifunction steering wheel ................ 28
Center console ..................................... 29
Upper part ...................................... 29
Lower part ...................................... 30
Overhead control panel ........................ 31
Storage compartments......................... 32
Door control panel................................ 34
Getting started...................................
Unlocking .............................................
Unlocking with the SmartKey .........
Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*.........
Starter switch positions..................
Adjusting ..............................................
Seats ..............................................
Steering wheel................................
Mirrors............................................
Driving..................................................
Fastening the seat belts .................
Starting the engine .........................
Parking brake .................................
Driving ............................................
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 ........................... 67
Occupant safety................................... 68
Air bags .......................................... 70
Occupant Classification System
(USA only) ...................................... 75
BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system (Canada only) ..................... 81
Seat belts ....................................... 82
Preventive occupant safety
(PRE-SAFE®) ................................... 86
Active head restraints .................... 87
Children in the vehicle.................... 88
Blocking of rear door window
operation........................................ 95
Panic alarm .......................................... 96
Activating ....................................... 96
Deactivating ................................... 96
Driving safety systems......................... 97
ABS ................................................ 97
BAS ................................................ 99
Adaptive Brake ............................... 99
EBP............................................... 100
ESP® ............................................. 100
Four wheel electronic traction
system (4MATIC) with the ESP® ... 105
Anti-theft systems ............................. 106
Immobilizer .................................. 106
Anti-theft alarm system................ 106
Controls in detail .............................
Locking and unlocking .......................
SmartKey .....................................
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ......
Checking batteries in the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* ..............................
Loss of the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* ......
Opening the doors from the
inside ...........................................
Opening the trunk ........................
Closing the trunk..........................
Trunk emergency release .............
Valet locking ................................
Automatic central locking ............
Locking and unlocking from the
inside ...........................................
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Seats ................................................
Front seat active head restraints .
Rear seat head restraints.............
Lumbar support ...........................
Multicontour seat*.......................
Seat heating*...............................
Seat ventilation* ..........................
Memory function ...............................
Storing positions into memory.....
Recalling positions from memory.
Storing exterior rear view mirror
parking position ...........................
Lighting .............................................
Exterior lamp switch ....................
Combination switch .....................
Corner-illuminating front fog
lamps* .........................................
Hazard warning flasher ................
Interior lighting in the front ..........
Interior lighting in the rear ...........
Door entry lamps .........................
Trunk lamps .................................
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Instrument cluster .............................
Adjusting instrument cluster
illumination ..................................
Coolant temperature indicator .....
Trip odometer ..............................
Tachometer..................................
Outside temperature indicator .....
Control system ..................................
Multifunction display....................
Multifunction steering wheel........
Menus ..........................................
Standard display menu ................
AMG menu ...................................
AUDIO menu ................................
NAV* menu..................................
Distronic* menu...........................
Vehicle status message
memory menu ..............................
Settings menu..............................
Trip computer menu.....................
TEL* menu ...................................
Automatic transmission.....................
Gear selector lever.......................
Shifting procedure .......................
Gear selector lever positions .......
Driving tips...................................
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Gear ranges .................................. 189
Automatic shift program ............... 190
Gear selector lever one-touch
gearshifting................................... 191
Steering wheel gearshift control
one-touch gearshifting* ................ 192
Manual shift program E 63 AMG ... 194
Emergency operation
(Limp-Home Mode) ....................... 197
Good visibility ..................................... 198
Headlamp cleaning system* ......... 198
Rear view mirrors.......................... 198
Sun visors ..................................... 201
Rear window sunshade* ............... 202
Roller sunblind* in the rear doors
(Canada only)................................ 202
Rear window defroster.................. 203
Dual-zone automatic climate control .. 204
Deactivating the climate control
system .......................................... 209
Operating the climate control
system in automatic mode............ 209
Setting the temperature................ 210
Adjusting air distribution............... 211
Adjusting air volume ..................... 212
Front defroster.............................. 212
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
(USA only)..................................... 214
Air recirculation mode .................. 214
Air conditioning ............................ 217
Residual heat and ventilation
(Canada only)................................ 218
Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents ...................... 219
4-zone automatic climate control....... 220
Deactivating the climate control
system .......................................... 225
Operating the climate control
system in automatic mode ........... 226
Setting the temperature ............... 227
Adjusting air distribution .............. 228
Adjusting air volume ..................... 229
Front defroster ............................. 229
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
(USA only)..................................... 230
Air recirculation mode .................. 231
Air conditioning ............................ 233
Residual heat and ventilation
(Canada only)................................ 234
Rear climate control ..................... 235
Contents
Power windows..................................
Opening and closing the windows
Synchronizing power windows .....
Summer opening feature..............
Convenience closing feature ........
Power tilt/sliding sunroof ..................
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof .......................
Synchronizing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof .......................
Panorama roof with power
tilt/sliding panel* ..............................
Opening and closing the roller
sunblinds for the panorama roof
with power tilt/sliding panel ........
Opening and closing the
panorama roof with power
tilt/sliding panel...........................
Synchronizing the panorama
roof with power tilt/sliding panel .
Driving systems .................................
Cruise control...............................
Distronic*.....................................
Airmatic DC (Dual Control)
(only available on E 550,
E 550 4MATIC, E 63 AMG) ...........
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Parktronic system
(Parking assist)*...........................
Loading..............................................
Roof rack*....................................
Ski bag* (Canada only) ................
Split rear bench seat* ..................
Expanding the cargo area*...........
Loading instructions.....................
Cargo tie-down rings* ..................
Retaining hooks ...........................
Useful features ..................................
Storage compartments ................
Cup holders..................................
Ashtrays .......................................
Cigarette lighter ...........................
Power outlet.................................
Heated steering wheel
(Canada only) ...............................
Floormats.....................................
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
transmitter...................................
Catalytic converter
(gasoline engine)..........................
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine)
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 ...
Tire labeling..................................
Load identification .......................
DOT, Tire Identification Number
(TIN) .............................................
Maximum tire load .......................
Maximum tire inflation pressure ..
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Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Standards (U.S. vehicles).............. 357
Tire ply material ............................ 359
Tire and loading terminology......... 359
Rotating tires ................................ 362
Winter driving ..................................... 364
Winter tires ................................... 364
Block heater* (Canada only) ......... 365
Snow chains.................................. 365
Maintenance....................................... 366
Maintenance service indicator
message ....................................... 366
Calling up the maintenance
service indicator display ............... 368
Resetting the maintenance
service indicator ........................... 368
Vehicle care........................................ 369
Cleaning and care of vehicle ......... 369
Practical hints .................................. 379
What to do if … ................................... 380
Lamps in instrument cluster ......... 380
Lamp in center console ................ 393
Vehicle status messages in the
multifunction display .................... 396
Where will I find ...? ............................ 432
First aid kit.................................... 432
Spare wheel.................................. 432
Luggage box ................................. 433
Vehicle tool kit.............................. 434
Vehicle jack .................................. 434
Unlocking/locking in an emergency .. 436
Unlocking the vehicle ................... 436
Locking the vehicle....................... 437
Manually unlocking the gear
selector lever ................................ 438
Opening/closing in an emergency ..... 439
Power tilt/sliding sunroof or
panorama roof with power
tilt/sliding panel* ......................... 439
Resetting activated head restraints.... 440
Replacing SmartKey batteries ............ 441
SmartKey/SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* ............................... 441
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Replacing bulbs .................................
Bulbs ............................................
Replacing bulbs for front lamps....
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps.....
Replacing wiper blades ......................
Placing wiper arms in vertical
position ........................................
Removing wiper blades ................
Installing wiper blades..................
Flat tire ..............................................
Preparing the vehicle....................
Mounting the spare wheel............
Bleeding the fuel system
(diesel engine only) ............................
Battery ...............................................
Disconnecting the battery ............
Removing the battery ...................
Charging and reinstalling the
battery..........................................
Reconnecting the battery .............
Jump starting .....................................
Towing the vehicle .............................
Installing towing eye bolt..............
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Fuses ................................................. 469
Fuse box in passenger
compartment ............................... 470
Fuse box in trunk ......................... 470
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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 .................
E 320 BLUETEC............................
E 350/E 550 ...............................
E 63 AMG.....................................
Engine................................................
Rims and tires....................................
Same size tires.............................
Mixed size tires ............................
Spare wheel .................................
Electrical system ...............................
Main dimensions and weights............
Main dimensions ..........................
Weights ........................................
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Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc...........
Capacities ....................................
Engine oils ...................................
Engine oil additives ......................
Air conditioning refrigerant ..........
Brake fluid....................................
Premium unleaded gasoline
(gasoline engine)..........................
Fuel requirements........................
Gasoline additives
(gasoline engine)..........................
Coolants ......................................
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*.........
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Index................................................. 501
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.
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 Vehicle 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,
New York, and Vermont Emission Control System Warranty
(California, Maine, Massachusetts,
New York, and Vermont only)1
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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:
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Applicable to vehicles with gasoline engine only.
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 not be sent to a
dealer, it should be addressed to
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
Customer Assistance Center
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
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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
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or
write to:
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service facilities or replacement parts
may not be readily available,
In the USA:
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unleaded gasoline for vehicles with catalytic converters may not be available;
the use of leaded fuels will damage the
catalysts,
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gasoline may have a considerably lower octane rating, and improper fuel can
cause engine damage.
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
European Delivery Department
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
European Delivery Department
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4G 4C9
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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 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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Registered trademarks®:
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ESP® is a registered trademark of
DaimlerChrysler.
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BabySmartTM
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HomeLink® is a registered trademark
of Prince, a Johnson Controls Company.
is a trademark of
Siemens Automotive Corp.
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.
find useful.
This symbol tells you where to
look for further information on a
topic.
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This continuation symbol marks
a warning which is continued on
the next page.
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This continuation symbol marks
a procedure which is continued
on the next page.
->
This symbol is used to indicate
cross-references to term definitions.
Display
Words appearing in the multifunction display are printed in
the type shown here.
age to your vehicle.
The following symbols are found in this
Operator’s Manual:
Optional equipment is identified
with an asterisk. Since standard
equipment varies between models,
the descriptions and illustrations in
this manual may differ slightly from
the actual equipment of your vehicle.
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Operating safety
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.
Contact your 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 to and impair the
operating safety of your vehicle. If you feel a
sudden strong vibration or ride disturbance,
or you suspect that damage to your vehicle
has occurred, you should turn on your hazard warning flashers, carefully slow down,
and drive with caution to an area which is a
safe distance from the road.
Inspect the vehicle underbody and
tires/wheels for possible damage. If the vehicle appears unsafe, have it towed to the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
or other qualified maintenance or repair facility for further inspection or repairs.
Proper use of the vehicle
Proper use of the vehicle requires that you
are familiar with the following information
and rules:
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the safety precautions in this manual
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the “Technical data” section in this
manual
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traffic rules and regulations
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motor vehicle laws and safety standards
Warning!
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Various warning labels are attached to your
vehicle. These warning labels are intended
to make you and others aware of various
risks. You should not remove any of these
warning labels unless explicitly instructed to
do so by information on the label itself. Removal of any of these labels may cause you
and others to be unaware of certain risks
which may result in an accident and/or personal injury.
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Problems with your vehicle
왔 Problems with your vehicle
If you should experience a problem with your vehicle, particularly one that you believe may affect its safe operation, we urge you to
immediately contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center to have the problem diagnosed and corrected if required. If the matter is
not handled to your satisfaction, please discuss the problem with the Mercedes-Benz Center management, or if necessary contact us
at one of the following addresses:
In the USA:
Customer Assistance Center
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC
One Mercedes Drive
Montvale, NJ 07645-0350
In Canada:
Customer Relations Department
Mercedes-Benz Canada, Inc.
98 Vanderhoof Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4G 4C9
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Reporting safety defects
For the USA only:
The following text is published as required of manufacturers under Title 49, Code of U.S. Federal Regulations, Part 575 pursuant to the
“National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966”.
Reporting safety defects
If you believe that your vehicle has a defect which could cause a crash or could cause injury or death, you should immediately inform
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in addition to notifying Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
If NHTSA receives similar complaints, it may open an investigation, and if it finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it
may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer,
or Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC.
To contact NHTSA, you may call the Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153);
go to http://www.safercar.gov; or write to: Administrator, NHTSA, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. You can also
obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from http://www.safercar.gov.
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Introduction
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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20
At a glance
Exterior view
Cockpit
Instrument cluster
Multifunction steering wheel
Center console
Overhead control panel
Storage compartments
Door control panel
21
At a glance
Exterior view
22
At a glance
Exterior view
Item
Page
1 Trunk
Item
6 Towing eye bolt
앫
Unlocking
120
앫
Opening and closing
120,
122
앫
Spare wheel
432
앫
Vehicle tool kit
General information
7 Rims and tires
Page
468
450
481
Wiper blades, cleaning
374
342
434
앫
Spare wheel
432
2 Rear lamps
445
앫
Flat tire
452
3 Rear window, defrosting
203
8 Front lamps
444
4 Fuel filler flap
321
9 Hood, opening
325
Gasoline
496
Engine oil
327
Coolant
330
Locking and unlocking
110
앫
Opening and closing
119
58
Wiper blades, replacing
Checking tire inflation
pressure
앫
a Windshield wipers
Page
466
앫
5 Doors
Item
b Window, cleaning
374
c Roofs
앫
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
242
앫
Panorama roof with
power tilt/sliding panel*
245
d Exterior rear view mirror
Parking position
e Headlamp cleaning system*
47
136
198
23
At a glance
Cockpit
24
At a glance
Cockpit
Item
Page
1 Combination switch
앫
Turn signals
57
앫
Windshield wipers
58
앫
High beam
57
2 Cruise control lever
Item
Page
Item
Page
7 Front Parktronic* warning
indicator
269
f Starter switch
38
204
g Steering wheel adjustment
stalk
45
8 Dual-zone automatic
climate control
Heated steering wheel
(Canada only)
289
220
h Headlamp cleaning button*
198
4-zone automatic climate
control*
앫
Cruise control
249
9 Overhead control panel
앫
Distronic*
252
a Mobile phone/Glasses box
282
3 Instrument cluster
26,
148
k Hood lock release
b Glove box lid release, glove
box lock
282
l Parking brake release
55
4 Multifunction steering
wheel
28,
152
c Glove box
282
m Door control panel
34
5 Horn
6 Lever for Voice Control
System*, see separate
operating instructions
31
d COMAND system, see separate operating instructions
e Center console
29
j Parking brake pedal
55, 62
325
n Exterior lamp switch
137
o Steering wheel gearshift
control*
192
25
At a glance
Instrument cluster
26
At a glance
Instrument cluster
Item
Page
1 L Left turn signal
indicator lamp
2 v ESP® warning lamp
381
4 Multifunction display
151
5 l Distance warning lamp
387
Vehicles without Distronic*:
Warning lamp without function. It illuminates when the
ignition is on. It should go out
when the engine is running.
Page
1 Supplemental
Restraint System (SRS)
indicator lamp
390
384
- Antilock Brake System
(ABS) indicator lamp
380
± Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
Canada only
< Seat belt telltale
388
H Low tire pressure telltale*, Canada only
391
B Low beam headlamp
indicator lamp
56
A High beam headlamp
indicator lamp
142
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Gear selector lever
position
앫
Program mode
149
386
Item
ú Engine malfunction
indicator lamp,
USA only
a Clock with:
q Preglow indicator
lamp, diesel engine
only
384
53
b Fuel display with:
9 Main odometer with:
6 K Right turn signal
indicator lamp
• Coolant temperature
warning lamp
Page
8 Tachometer with:
3 Speedometer
7 Coolant temperature
indicator with:
Item
52
190
171
; Brake warning lamp,
USA only
383
3 Brake warning lamp,
Canada only
383
A Fuel tank reserve
warning lamp
387
c Reset button for:
앫
Resetting trip odometer
149
앫
Adjusting instrument
cluster illumination
148
앫
Confirming new time
settings
171
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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
s to take a call
to dial
to redial
t to end a call
to reject an incoming
call
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Page
151
152
Item
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
Page
At a glance
Center console
왔 Center console
Upper part
Item
Page
1 Seat heating*, driver’s side
132
2 Rear window sunshade
switch*
Item
Page
132
202
8 Seat heating*, front passenger side
133
3 Rear seat head restraints
switch, folding down
130
9 Seat ventilation*, front passenger side
a Central locking switch
127
4 Hazard warning flasher
switch
144
5 Front passenger front air
bag off indicator lamp
79
6 Central unlocking switch
127
7 Electronic Stability Program
(ESP®) control switch
102
b Opening/closing button for
CD changer, see separate
COMAND operating instructions
c Seat ventilation*, driver’s
side
133
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At a glance
Center console
Lower part
Item
Page
1 Ashtray
2 KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button
1
30
287
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Item
Page
1
6 Vehicle level control switch
266
7 Thumbwheel for setting
distance for Distronic*
261
3 Gear selector lever for
automatic transmission
52,
186
8 Distance warning function*
on/off switch
261
4 Parking assist (Parktronic
system)* deactivation
switch
272
9 Program mode selector
switch for automatic
transmission
190
5 Adaptive Damping System
(ADS) switch1
265
Only available on E 550, E 550 4MATIC and
E 63 AMG.
At a glance
Overhead control panel
왔 Overhead control panel
Item
Page
Item
Page
1 Rear interior lighting on/off
145
8 Front reading lamps
145
2 Automatic interior lighting
145
9 Garage door opener
301
3 Front interior lighting on/off
145
4 Right reading lamp on/off
145
5 Tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel*
242,
245
6 Tele Aid (emergency call
system) button
294
a Hands-free microphone for
Tele Aid (emergency call
system), telephone*, and
Voice Control System*, see
separate operating instructions
7 Rear view mirror
198
b Ambient lighting
294
181
175
c Interior lighting
d Left front reading lamp
on/off
145
31
At a glance
Storage compartments
32
At a glance
Storage compartments
Item
Page
Item
1 Glove box
282
9 Retaining hooks
2 Front passenger seat storage
compartment with first aid kit
432
a Door pocket
3 Door pocket
Page
Item
Page
281
j Mobile phone/Glasses box
282
284
b Ruffled storage bag
283
k Parcel net in front passenger
footwell
c Ashtray
287
285
4 Ashtray
287
d Door pocket
5 Ruffled storage bag
283
l Storage compartment with
cup holders/telephone* compartment
6 Door pocket
e Driver’s seat storage compartment
m Rear storage compartment in
the rear center console
282
7 Side storage pocket in trunk*
f Sun visor card clip
n Cup holder in the rear armrest
285
o Storage compartment in the
rear armrest
283
8 Luggage box under the trunk
floor
433
g CD changer
h Ashtray with cigarette lighter
287
33
At a glance
Door control panel
Item
1 Inside door handle
2 Seat adjustment
34
Page
119
43
3 Memory function (for storing seat, exterior mirror and
steering wheel settings)
134
4 Exterior rear view mirror adjustment
47
5 Switches for opening/closing front and rear side windows, rear window override
switch
237
6 Remote trunk release
switch, trunk opening/closing system*
121
Getting started
Unlocking
Adjusting
Driving
Parking and locking
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Getting started
Unlocking
The “Getting started” section provides an
overview of the vehicle’s most basic
functions. First-time Mercedes-Benz owners should pay special attention to the information given here.
Unlocking with the SmartKey
Warning!
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. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result
in an accident and/or serious personal injury.
If you are already familiar with the basic
functions described here, the “Controls in
detail” section will provide you with further
information. The corresponding page references are located at the end of each segment.
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Opening button for trunk
3 ΠUnlock button
4 Â Panic button (컄 page 96)
왘
왘
Press unlock button Πon the
SmartKey.
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All turn signal lamps flash once.
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An acoustic signal sounds once.
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The locking knobs in the doors
move up.
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The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
Get in the vehicle and insert the
SmartKey in the starter switch.
For more information, see “SmartKey”
(컄 page 110).
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Getting started
Unlocking
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Unlocking with KEYLESS-GO*
With the KEYLESS-GO function, you can
lock and unlock the vehicle without using
the remote control buttons on the
SmartKey and start the engine without inserting the SmartKey in the starter switch.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
왘
Pull an outside door handle.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move up.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
Get in the vehicle.
For more information, see “SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 113).
Starter switch positions
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
i To unlock the vehicle, the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO must be outside the vehicle, no further than approximately 3 feet (1 meter) away
from the door.
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Getting started
Unlocking
SmartKey
Starter switch
0 For removing SmartKey
1 Power supply for some electrical consumers, such as seat adjustment
2 Ignition (power supply for all electrical
consumers) and driving position.
All lamps (except 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, refer to “Lamps
in instrument cluster” (컄 page 380).
3 Starting position
i When you switch on the 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) should go out when the engine is running. This indicates that the respective
systems are operational.
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i The SmartKey can only be removed from the
starter switch with the gear selector lever in
position P.
i 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 the starter switch and reinsert.
! If the SmartKey cannot be turned in the
starter switch, the battery may not be
sufficiently charged.
앫
Check the battery and charge it if necessary
(컄 page 462).
앫
Get a jump start (컄 page 464).
To prevent accelerated battery discharge or a
completely discharged battery, always remove
the SmartKey from the starter switch when the
engine is not in operation.
For information on starting the engine using the SmartKey, see “Starting with the
SmartKey” (컄 page 52).
Getting started
Unlocking
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Position 0
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is inside
the vehicle, pressing the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button on the gear selector lever corresponds to turning the SmartKey
to the various starter switch positions.
Before you press the KEYLESS-GO start/
stop button, the vehicle’s on-board electronics have status 0 (as with SmartKey removed).
Position 1
If you firmly depress the brake pedal during pressing the KEYLESS-GO start/stop
button, the engine starts automatically.
i The function of the SmartKey overrules the
KEYLESS-GO function.
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KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
1 USA only
2 Canada only
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located in the vehicle.
왘
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
once.
This supplies power for some electrical
consumers, such as seat adjustment.
i If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button
앫
once again, the ignition (position 2) is
switched on
앫
twice, the power supply is again switched off
Do not depress the brake pedal.
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Getting started
Unlocking
Ignition (or position 2)
i When you switch on the ignition, the indica-
왘
tor 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) should go out when the engine is running. This indicates that the respective
systems are operational.
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
twice.
This supplies power for all electrical
consumers. All lamps in the instrument
cluster (except low beam headlamp indicator lamp, high beam headlamp indicator lamp, and turn signal indicator
lamps unless activated) 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 380).
i If you now press the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button once, the power supply is
again switched off.
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For information on starting the engine using the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button,
see “Starting with KEYLESS-GO*”
(컄 page 53).
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
Warning!
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.
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 seat 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
seat belts are properly positioned on the
body.
G
Your seat must be adjusted so that you can
correctly fasten your seat belt (컄 page 49).
Observe the following points:
앫
Adjust the backrest until your arms are
slightly angled when holding the steering wheel.
앫
Adjust the seat to a comfortable seating
position that still allows you to reach the
accelerator/brake pedal safely. The position should be as far to the rear as possible, consistent with ability to properly
operate controls.
앫
Adjust the head restraint so that it is as
close to the head as possible and the
center of the head restraint supports
the back of the head at eye level.
앫
Never place hands under the seat or
near any moving parts while a seat is being adjusted.
Failure to do so could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle.
Even with the SmartKey or the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* removed from the starter switch or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the vehicle,
the power seats can be operated when the
respective door is open. Therefore, do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s
unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
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Warning!
G
Canada only: Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except
in a Mercedes-Benz authorized
BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which
operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the front
passenger front air bag when it is properly
installed. Otherwise they will be struck by
the air bag when it inflates in a crash. If this
happens, serious or fatal injury will result.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats
whenever possible. Regardless of seating
position, children 12 years old and under
must be seated and properly secured in an
appropriately sized infant restraint, toddler
restraint, or booster seat recommended for
the size and weight of the child. For additional information, see “Children in the vehicle” (컄 page 88).
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
Getting started
Adjusting
Seat adjustment
i The memory function (컄 page 134) lets you
Seat cushion tilt
The seat adjustment switches are located
on the front doors.
store the settings for the seat position together
with the settings for the steering wheel and the
exterior rear view mirrors.
왘
! When moving the seat, make sure there are
no items in the footwell or behind the seats. Otherwise you could damage the seats.
Seat fore and aft adjustment
왘
Press the switch forward or backward
in direction of arrow 1.
i Depending on the set height of the head re1 Seat fore and aft adjustment
2 Backrest tilt
3 Seat height
4 Seat cushion tilt
5 Head restraint height
왘
Backrest tilt
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Press the switch forward or backward
in direction of arrow 2.
Seat height
or
왘
straint, the seat fore and aft position is
automatically pre-set.
Open the respective door.
왘
Press the switch up or down in direction of arrow 3.
Press the switch up or down in direction of arrow 4 until your upper legs
are lightly supported.
Head restraint height
왘
Press the switch up or down in direction of arrow 5.
i Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
it is as close to the head as possible.
Warning!
G
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that the center of
the head restraint supports the back of the
head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the
event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Head restraint adjusting
Comfort head restraint* adjusting
To move the head restraint forward or
backward:
왘
Pull or push head restraint in direction
of arrow 2.
i Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
it is as close to the head as possible.
For more information on seats, see “Seats”
(컄 page 129).
Manually adjust the head restraint.
왘
Push or pull on the upper edge of the
head restraint cushion to the desired
position.
i Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
it is as close to the head as possible.
1 Head restraint side adjustment
2 Head restraint fore and aft adjustment
Warning!
G
When folding back the side cushions, never
reach between the side cushion and the
mounting post. You could otherwise be
trapped.
To adjust the head restraint sides:
왘
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Pull or push sides 1 into desired position.
Getting started
Adjusting
Steering wheel
Warning!
Steering wheel adjustment
G
The steering wheel adjustment stalk is located on the lower left of the steering column.
Adjusting steering column in or out
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving could cause the driver to lose control of
the vehicle.
왘
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle.
Even with the SmartKey or the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* removed from the starter switch or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the vehicle,
the steering wheel adjustment feature can
be operated when the driver’s door is open.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
i The memory function (컄 page 134) lets you
store the settings for the steering wheel together
with the settings for the exterior rear view mirrors and the driver’s seat position.
Move stalk 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
1 Adjusting steering column, in or out
2 Adjusting steering column, up or down
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Move stalk in direction of arrows 2.
Make sure your legs can move freely
and all the displays (incl. malfunction
and indicator lamps) on the instrument
cluster are clearly visible.
or
왘
Open the driver’s door.
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Getting started
Adjusting
Easy-entry/exit feature
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit
feature, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
This feature allows for easier entry into and
exit from the vehicle. When entering and
exiting the vehicle, the steering wheel is in
its uppermost position.
The easy-entry/exit feature can be activated or deactivated in the Convenience submenu of the control system (컄 page 178).
Warning!
G
You must make sure no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is
activated.
앫
With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel will return to its last set
position when you:
앫
close the driver’s door with the ignition
switched on
or
앫
insert the SmartKey into the starter
switch or press the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button (컄 page 39) once
with the driver’s door closed
앫
Move steering wheel adjustment stalk
(컄 page 45).
i The last set steering wheel position is stored
앫
Press one of the memory buttons
(컄 page 135).
앫
the ignition is switched off (컄 page 63)
앫
the position is stored in memory
(컄 page 135)
when
remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch
or
앫
To stop steering wheel movement, do one of
the following:
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With the easy-entry/exit feature activated,
the steering wheel tilts upwards when you:
open the driver’s door with the
SmartKey in starter switch position 0
or 1 or the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button (컄 page 39) in position 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 adjustment must be
completed before setting the vehicle in motion. Driving off with the steering wheel still
adjusting could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
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 198).
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.
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Getting started
Adjusting
The buttons are located on the driver’s
door.
! If an exterior rear view mirror was forcibly
pushed forward (hit from the rear) or forcibly
pushed rearward (hit from the front), reposition
it by applying firm pressure until it snaps into
place. The mirror housing is now properly positioned and you can adjust the mirror in the usual
manner.
i At low ambient temperatures, the exterior
rear view mirrors will be heated automatically.
i The memory function (컄 page 134) lets you
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Adjustment button
3 Passenger-side exterior rear view mirror button
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press button 1 for the driver’s side exterior rear view mirror or button 3 for
the passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror.
왘
Push adjustment button 2 up, down,
left or right according to the desired
setting.
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store the settings for the exterior rear view mirrors together with the settings for the steering
wheel and the driver’s seat position.
For more information, see “Activating exterior rear view mirror parking position”
(컄 page 200).
For more information, see “Rear view mirrors” (컄 page 198).
Getting started
Driving
왔 Driving
Warning!
G
Make sure that absolutely no objects are obstructing the pedals’ range of movement.
Keep the driver’s footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in
the footwell, make sure that the pedals still
have sufficient clearance.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers
the objects could get caught between the
pedals. You could then no longer brake or
accelerate. This could lead to accidents and
injury.
Fastening the seat belts
Warning!
G
Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure all of your passengers
are properly restrained, even those sitting in
the rear.
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 82).
Warning!
G
Canada only: Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except
in a Mercedes-Benz authorized
BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which
operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the front
passenger front air bag when it is properly
installed. Otherwise they will be struck by
the air bag when it inflates in a crash. If this
happens, serious or fatal injury will result.
According to accident statistics, children
are safer when properly restrained in the
rear seating positions than in the front seating position. Thus, we strongly recommend
that children be placed in the rear seats.
Regardless of seating position, children
12 years old and under must be seated and
properly secured in an appropriately sized
infant restraint, toddler restraint, or booster
seat recommended for the size and weight
of the child. For additional information, see
“Children in the vehicle” (컄 page 88).
컄컄
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Getting started
Driving
컄컄
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
Warning!
G
Never 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
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 seat 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 seat belt is properly positioned
on the body.
Warning!
G
Read and observe the additional warning notices printed in the “Safety and Security”
section (컄 page 72) and (컄 page 83).
1 Belt outlet
2 Latch plate
3 Buckle
4 Release button
왘
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With a smooth motion, pull the seat
belt from belt outlet 1.
Getting started
Driving
왘
Place the shoulder portion of the seat
belt across the top of your shoulder
and the lap portion across your hips.
왘
Push latch plate 2 into buckle 3 until
it clicks.
왘
If necessary, tighten the lap portion to
a snug fit by pulling shoulder portion
up.
Belt outlet height adjustment
1 Release button
왘
Press release button 1 and move the
seat belt height adjuster upward or
downward.
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 seat belt under
your arm.
앫
Position the lap belt as low as possible
on your hips (over hip joint) and not
across the abdomen.
앫
Place the seat backrest in a nearly
upright position.
앫
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. When using a seat belt to secure
infant restraint or toddler restraint or
children in booster seats, always follow
the child seat manufacturer’s instructions.
앫
Check your seat belt periodically
during travel to make sure that it is
properly positioned.
앫
Make sure that the seat belt is always
fitted snugly. Take special care of this
when wearing loose clothing.
Warning!
G
Do not pass seat belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
Do not allow the seat belt to get caught in
the door or in the seat adjustment mechanism. This could damage the seat belt.
Never attempt to make modifications to
seat belts. This could impair the effectiveness of the seat 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 seat belts that were
highly stressed in an accident must be replaced. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Getting started
Driving
Starting the engine
Warning!
Automatic transmission
For information on turning off the engine
with the SmartKey, see “Turning off engine” (컄 page 63).
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and possible death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while driving,
have the cause determined and corrected
immediately. If you must drive under these
conditions, drive only with at least one window fully open.
Gasoline engine:
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position with gear selector lever
lock
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
For more information, see the “Controls in
detail” section (컄 page 189).
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Starting with the SmartKey
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 and hold until the engine
starts (컄 page 38).
i You can also use the “touch-start” function.
Turn the SmartKey to position 3 (컄 page 38) and
release it again immediately. The engine then
starts automatically.
Getting started
Driving
Diesel engine:
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 (컄 page 38).
The preglow indicator lamp q in the
instrument cluster comes on.
왘
As soon as the preglow indicator
lamp q goes out, turn the SmartKey
in the starter switch to position 3
(컄 page 38) and release it.
Starting with KEYLESS-GO*
Warning!
G
As long as the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
is in your vehicle, the vehicle can be started.
Therefore, never leave children unattended
in the vehicle, as they could otherwise accidentally start the engine.
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle.
The engine starts automatically.
i If the engine is at operating temperature,
the preglow indicator lamp q may not stay on
and you can start the engine without preglowing.
You can start your vehicle without the
SmartKey in the starter switch using the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button on the
gear selector lever.
For information on turning off the engine
with KEYLESS-GO, see “Turning off with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 64).
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
1 USA only
2 Canada only
Gasoline engine:
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Depress the brake pedal during the
starting procedure. Do not depress accelerator.
The gear selector lever lock is released.컄컄
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located in the vehicle.
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Getting started
Driving
컄컄 왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
(컄 page 53) once.
The engine starts if the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO is in the vehicle.
Diesel engine:
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Depress the brake pedal during the
starting procedure. Do not depress accelerator.
Starting difficulties
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.
왘
If the engine does not start as described,
carry out the following steps:
왘
If you are starting the engine with the
SmartKey, turn SmartKey in starter
switch to position 0 and repeat starting
procedure.
왘
If you are starting the engine with
KEYLESS-GO: Close any doors that
may be open to allow for better detection of the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO.
Or:
Start the engine with the SmartKey as
radio signals from another source may
be interfering with the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO.
The gear selector lever lock is released.
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
(컄 page 53) once.
The engine begins to preglow and will
start automatically.
If the engine is at operating temperature,
the preglow indicator lamp q may not
stay on and you can start the engine without preglowing:
왘
Press KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
(컄 page 53) until the engine is running.
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To unlock remove SmartKey from the
starter switch and reinsert.
왘
Repeat the starting procedure
(컄 page 52). Remember that extended
starting attempts can drain the battery.
왘
Get a jump start (컄 page 464).
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.
Getting started
Driving
Parking brake
Warning!
Warning!
G
Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle
is in motion can cause the rear wheels to
lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident. In addition, the vehicle’s brake lights do not light up when the
parking brake is engaged.
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. Children
could release the parking brake, which
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
왘
Driving
왘
Depress the brake pedal.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position D or R.
i Wait for the gear selection process to complete before setting the vehicle in motion.
왘
Release the brake pedal.
왘
Carefully depress the accelerator
pedal.
i Once the vehicle is in motion, the automatic
Release the parking brake by pulling on
release handle 1.
central locking system engages and the locking
knobs drop down.
The warning lamp ; (USA only) or
3 (Canada only) in the instrument
cluster goes out.
The automatic door lock feature can be deactivated (컄 page 176).
You can open a locked door from the inside.
Open door only when conditions are safe to do
컄컄
so.
1 Release handle
2 Parking brake pedal
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Getting started
Driving
컄컄 ! If you hear a warning signal and the mes-
sage Release parking brake appears in the
multifunction display when driving off, you have
forgotten to release the parking brake.
Release the parking brake (컄 page 62).
After a cold start, the automatic transmission shifts at a higher engine revolution.
This allows the catalytic converter
(gasoline engine) or the oxidation catalyst
(diesel engine) to reach its operating temperature earlier.
Warning!
G
On slippery road surfaces, never downshift
in order to obtain braking action. This could
result in drive wheel slip and reduced vehicle control. Your vehicle’s ABS will not prevent this type of loss of control.
Warning!
G
It is dangerous to shift the 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
Low beam headlamps
The exterior lamp switch is located on the
dashboard to the left of the steering wheel.
For more information on driving, see “Driving instructions” (컄 page 309).
! Simultaneously depressing the accelerator
pedal and applying the brakes reduces engine
performance and causes premature brake and
drivetrain wear.
Exterior lamp switch
1 Off
2 Low beam headlamps on
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B.
The low beam headlamps and the low
beam headlamp indicator lamp B in
the instrument cluster come on
(컄 page 26).
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Getting started
Driving
High beam
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
Combination switch
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
왘
Push the combination switch in direction of arrow 1.
The high beam headlamps and the high
beam headlamp indicator lamp A in
the instrument cluster come on
(컄 page 142).
Turn signals
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
The combination switch resets automatically after major steering wheel movements.
i To signal minor directional changes such as
changing lanes, press combination switch only
to point of resistance and release. The corresponding turn signals will flash three times.
Combination switch
1 Turn signals, right
2 Turn signals, left
왘
Press the combination switch in direction of arrow 1 or 2.
The corresponding turn signal indicator
lamp L or K in the instrument
cluster flashes (컄 page 27).
For more information on headlamps, see
“Lighting” (컄 page 137).
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Getting started
Driving
Windshield wipers
The combination switch is located on the
left of the steering column.
! 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 59).
! If anything blocks the windshield wipers
(leaves, snow, etc.), switch them off immediately.
앫
For safety reasons, stop the vehicle in a safe
location and
앫
Combination switch
or
1 Switching on windshield wipers
2 Single wipe
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
앫
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
remove SmartKey from starter switch
turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button and
open the driver’s door (with the driver’s
door open, starter switch is in
position 0, same as with SmartKey removed from starter switch)
before attempting to remove any blockage.
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앫
Remove blockage.
앫
Turn the windshield wipers on again.
If windshield wipers fail to function at all in combination switch position U or V,
앫
set the combination switch to the next higher wiper speed
앫
have the windshield wipers checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Switching on/off windshield wipers
왘
Turn the combination switch to the desired position depending on the intensity of the rain.
M Windshield wipers off
U Slow intermittent wiping
Rain sensor operation with low
sensitivity.
V Fast intermittent wiping
Rain sensor operation with high
sensitivity.
u Slow continuous wiping
t Fast continuous wiping
i When the windshield wipers are switched on
and you brake the vehicle to a stop, the time interval between wiper operations is increased.
Getting started
Driving
Intermittent wiping
Only switch on intermittent wiping under
wet weather conditions or in the presence
of precipitation.
! 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.
! If you have set intermittent wiping, dirt on
the surface of the rain sensor or optical effects
may cause the windshield wipers to wipe in an
undesired fashion. This could then damage the
windshield wiper blades or scratch the windows.
You should therefore switch off the windshield
wipers when weather conditions are dry.
왘
Turn the combination switch to
position U or V.
The wipers move across the windshield. Afterward, the wiping intervals
are determined by the wetness of the
windshield.
After the initial wipe, pauses between
wipes are automatically controlled by the
rain sensor.
Wiping with windshield washer fluid
왘
i Intermittent wiping is interrupted when the
Push the combination switch in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 58) past the
resistance point.
vehicle is at a standstill and a door is opened.
This protects persons getting into or out of the
vehicle from being sprayed.
The windshield wipers operate with
washer fluid.
Intermittent wiping will be continued when
i To prevent smears on the windshield or
앫
noisy/chattering wiper blades, wipe with windshield washer fluid every now and then even
when it is raining.
all doors are closed
and
앫
the gear selector lever is in position D or R
or
앫
the wiper setting is changed using the combination switch
For information on filling up the windshield
washer reservoir, see “Windshield washer
system and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 332).
Single wipe
왘
Press the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 58) to
the resistance point.
The windshield wipers wipe one time
without washer fluid.
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Getting started
Driving
Problems while driving
The coolant temperature is above
248°F (120°C)
The engine runs erratically and misfires
The coolant is too hot and is no longer
cooling the engine.
앫
An ignition cable may be damaged
(gasoline engine only).
앫
The engine electronics may not be operating properly.
앫
Unburned gasoline may have entered
the catalytic converter and damaged it
(gasoline engine only).
왘
Give very little gas.
왘
Have the problem repaired by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as
soon as possible.
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왘
Stop the vehicle as soon as possible in
a safe location and turn off the engine.
Allow engine and coolant to cool off.
왘
Check the coolant level and add coolant if necessary (컄 page 330).
In case of accident
If the vehicle is leaking fuel:
왘
Do not start the engine under any circumstances.
왘
Notify local fire and/or police authorities.
If the extent of the damage cannot be determined:
왘
Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
If no damage can be determined on the
앫
major assemblies
앫
fuel system
앫
engine mount:
왘
Start the engine in the usual manner.
Getting started
Parking and locking
왔 Parking and locking
You have now completed your first drive.
You have properly stopped and parked
your vehicle. End your drive as follows.
Warning!
G
With the engine not running, there is no
power assistance for the brake and steering
systems. In this case, it is important to keep
in mind that a considerably higher degree of
effort is necessary to brake and steer the vehicle.
Warning!
G
Vehicles with Airmatic: If you have selected
the Comfort suspension tuning
(컄 page 265), the vehicle lowers slightly
when it is locked. You should therefore
make sure that no one is standing near the
wheel arches or lying underneath the vehicle when it is being locked. Otherwise, personal injury could result.
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, or
damage to the vehicle drivetrain, as a result
of vehicle movement, before turning off the
engine and leaving the vehicle always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
앫
Turn the SmartKey to starter switch
position 0 and remove, or press
start/stop button (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*).
앫
Take the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* and lock vehicle when
leaving.
! Vehicles with Airmatic: If you have selected
the Comfort suspension tuning (컄 page 265),
the vehicle lowers slightly when you lock it within
approximately 60 seconds after switching off the
engine. When parking, make sure that your vehicle cannot come into contact with other objects,
such as a curb, while lowering. Your vehicle
could otherwise be damaged.
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Getting started
Parking and locking
Parking brake
Warning!
Warning!
G
Engaging the parking brake while the vehicle
is in motion can cause the rear wheels to
lock up. You could lose control of the vehicle
and cause an accident. In addition, the vehicle’s brake lights do not light up when the
parking brake is engaged. Make sure not to
endanger any other road users when you engage the parking brake.
1 Release handle
2 Parking brake pedal
왘
Step firmly on parking brake pedal 2.
When the engine is running, the warning lamp ; (USA only) or 3
(Canada only) in the instrument cluster
will be illuminated.
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G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Children
could release the parking brake and/or
move the gear selector lever from
position P, either of which could result in an
accident and/or serious personal injury.
Getting started
Parking and locking
Warning!
G
Getting out of your vehicle with the gear selector lever not fully engaged in position P is
dangerous. Also, when parked on an incline,
position P alone may not prevent your vehicle from moving, possibly hitting people or
objects.
Switching off headlamps
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to M
(컄 page 56).
For more information, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 137).
Turning off engine
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
When parked on an incline, turn front wheels
towards the road curb.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 62).
Turning off with the SmartKey
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
(컄 page 38) to position 0 and remove
it.
The immobilizer is activated.
i The SmartKey can only be removed from the
starter switch with the gear selector lever in
position P.
i Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to position P.
On slopes, turn the front wheels towards the
road curb.
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Parking and locking
Turning off with KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button to shut off the engine.
With the driver’s door closed, the starter switch is now in position 1. With the
driver’s door opened, the starter switch
is set to position 0, same as SmartKey
removed from starter switch
(컄 page 38).
i If you hear a warning signal, you have tried
to turn off the engine while the gear selector lever was not in position P.
In addition, the message Gear selector lever in Park position appears in the multifunction display.
Place the gear selector lever in position P.
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Releasing seat belts
왘
Press the seat belt release button
(컄 page 50).
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.
Locking
Warning!
G
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 that there
is no possibility of someone getting caught
in a door during closing.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result
in an accident and/or serious personal injury.
Getting started
Parking and locking
왘
Exit the vehicle and close all doors and
the trunk.
Locking with KEYLESS-GO*
왘
After exiting the vehicle, press lock
button 1 on an outside door handle.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
Switch off the headlamps.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
Locking with the SmartKey
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
i If you hear a warning signal you have forgotten to switch off the headlamps before opening
the driver’s door.
In addition the message Switch off lights
appears in the multifunction display.
왘
After exiting the vehicle, press lock
button ‹ on the SmartKey
(컄 page 36).
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
1 Lock button
For more information, see “SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*” (컄 page 113).
For more information, see the “Controls in
detail” section (컄 page 110).
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
Panic alarm
Driving safety systems
Anti-theft systems
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Safety and Security
Occupant safety
In this section you will learn the most
important facts about the restraint systems of the vehicle.
The restraint systems are
앫
Seat belts (컄 page 82)
앫
Child restraints (컄 page 89)
앫
Lower Anchors and Tethers for
CHildren (LATCH) (컄 page 94)
Additional protection is provided by
앫
Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
with
앫
Air bags (컄 page 70)
앫
Air bag control unit (with crash
sensors)
앫
Emergency Tensioning Device
(ETD) for seat belts (컄 page 85)
앫
Active head restraints (컄 page 87)
앫
Preventive occupant safety
(PRE-SAFE®) (컄 page 86)
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Air bag system components with
앫
Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp (컄 page 79)
앫
USA only:
Front passenger seat with Occupant
Classification System (OCS)
(컄 page 75)
앫
Canada only:
Front passenger seat with
BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system (컄 page 81)
As independent systems, their protective
functions work in conjunction with each
other.
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 lights up 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
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does not come on at all
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comes on after the engine was started
or while driving
i For information on infants and children traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint systems for infants and children, see “Children in
the vehicle” (컄 page 88).
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Modifications to or work improperly conducted on restraint systems (such as seat
belts and anchors, emergency tensioning
devices, seat belt force limiters or air bags)
or their wiring, as well as tampering with interconnected electronic systems, can lead
to the restraint systems no longer functioning as intended.
Air bags or emergency tensioning devices,
for example, could deploy inadvertently or
fail to deploy in accidents although the deceleration threshold for air bag deployment
is exceeded. Therefore, never modify the restraint systems. Do not tamper with electronic components or their software.
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In the event that the 1 indicator lamp
comes on during driving or does not come
on at all, the SRS self-check has detected a
malfunction. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have
the system checked; otherwise the SRS may
not be activated when needed in an accident, which could result in serious or fatal
injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and
unnecessarily which could also result in
injury.
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.
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.
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Warning!
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Air bags are designed to reduce the potential of injury and fatality in certain frontal impacts (front air bags), side impacts (side
impact air bags and window curtain air bags)
or rollovers (window curtain air bags). However, no system available today can totally
eliminate injuries and fatalities.
The activation of the air bags temporarily releases a small amount of dust from the
air bags. This dust, however, is neither injurious to your health, nor does it indicate a
fire in the vehicle. The dust might cause
some temporary breathing difficulty for people with asthma or other breathing trouble.
To avoid this, you may wish to get out of the
vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so. If you
have any breathing difficulty but cannot get
out of the vehicle after the air bag inflates,
then get fresh air by opening a window or
door.
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Adjust the driver 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 contact your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Do not lean your head or chest close to
the steering wheel or dashboard.
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Keep hands on the outside of steering
wheel rim. Placing hands and arms
inside the rim can increase the risk and
potential severity of hand/arm injury
when driver front air bag inflates.
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Adjust the front passenger seat as far as
possible rearward from the dashboard
when the seat is occupied.
To reduce the risk of injury when the front
air bags inflate, it is very important for the
driver and front passenger to always be in a
properly seated position and to wear their
respective seat 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 make sure that 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:
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Sit properly belted in a nearly upright
position with your back against the seat
backrest.
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Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door where the
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 restraint, toddler restraint, or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight of
the child.
Canada only: Children 12 years old and
under must never ride in the front seat,
except in a Mercedes-Benz authorized
BabySmartTM compatible child seat,
which operates with the BabySmartTM
system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the front passenger front air bag
when it is properly installed. Otherwise
they will be struck by the air bag when it
inflates in a crash. If this happens, serious or fatal injury will result.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in severe injuries to you or other
occupants.
If you sell your vehicle, it is important that
you make the buyer aware of this safety
information. Be sure to give the buyer this
Operator’s Manual.
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Accident research shows that the safest
place for children in an automobile is in the
rear seat.
It should be noted that with respect to both
front and rear side impact air bags there is a
possibility for a side impact air bag related
injury if occupants, especially children, are
not properly seated or restrained when next
to a side impact air bag which needs to deploy rapidly in a side impact in order to do its
job.
To help avoid the possibility of injury, please
follow these guidelines:
(1) Occupants, especially children, should
never place their bodies or lean their
heads in the area of the door where the
side impact air bag inflates. This could
result in serious injuries or death should
the side impact air bag be deployed.
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(2) Always sit nearly upright, properly use
the seat belts and for children 12 years
old and under, use an appropriately
sized infant restraint, toddler restraint,
or booster seat recommended for the
size and weight of the child.
(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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i Air bags are designed to deploy only in certain frontal impacts (front air bags), side impacts
(side impact and window curtain air bags) which
exceed preset thresholds and in certain rollovers
(window curtain air bags). Only during these
events will they provide their supplemental protection.
The driver and passengers should always wear
their seat belts. Otherwise it is not possible for
air bags to provide their supplemental protection.
In case of other types of impacts and impacts below air bag deployment thresholds, air bags will
not be deployed. The driver and passenger will
then be protected to the extent possible by a
properly fastened seat belt. A properly fastened
seat belt is also needed to provide the best protection in a rollover.
We caution you not to rely on the presence of the
air bags in order to avoid wearing your seat belt.
It is important to your safety and that of your passengers that you replace deployed air bags and
repair any malfunctioning air bags to make sure
that the vehicle will continue to provide supplemental crash protection for occupants.
Safety guidelines for the seat belt,
emergency tensioning device and
air bag
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Damaged seat belts or seat belts that
were highly stressed in an accident
must be replaced and their anchoring
points must also be checked. Use only
seat belts installed or supplied by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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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.
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No modifications of any kind may be
made to any components or wiring of
the SRS. This includes changing or removing any component or part of the
SRS, the installation of additional trim
material, badges etc. over the steering
wheel hub, front passenger front air bag
cover, outboard sides of the front seat
backrests, door trim panels,
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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.).
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Do not pass seat belts over sharp edges.
They could tear.
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Do not make any modification that could
change the effectiveness of the seat
belts.
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Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this
may severely weaken them. In a crash
they may not be able to provide adequate protection.
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Do not hang items such as coat hangers
from the coat hooks or handles over the
door. These items may turn into projectiles and cause head and other injuries
when the window curtain air bag is deployed.
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Never place your feet on the instrument
panel, dashboard, or on the seat. Always
keep both feet on the floor in front of the
seat.
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Air bag system components will be hot
after an air bag has inflated. Do not
touch.
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In addition, improper repair work on the
SRS creates a risk of rendering the SRS
inoperative or causing unintended
air bag deployment. Work on the SRS
must therefore only be performed by
qualified technicians. Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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For your protection and the protection
of others, when scrapping the air bag
unit or emergency tensioning device,
our safety instructions must be followed. These instructions are available
from your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
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Only use seat covers which have been tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz for your
vehicle model. Using other seat covers may
interfere with or prevent the deployment of
the side impact air bags. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for availability.
When you sell your vehicle we strongly
urge you to give notice to the subsequent
owner that it is equipped with an SRS by
alerting them to the applicable section in
the Operator’s Manual.
Given the considerable deployment
speed, required inflation volume, and
the textile structure of the air bags,
there is the possibility of abrasions or
other, potentially more serious injuries
resulting from air bag deployment.
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Front air bags
i 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 vehicle deceleration as assessed by the air bag control unit.
1 Driver front air bag
2 Front passenger front air bag
Driver and front passenger front air bags
are deployed:
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in the event of certain frontal impacts
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
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independently of the side impact
air bags
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The front passenger front air bag will only
be deployed if:
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the system senses that the front passenger seat is occupied
USA only:
On the front passenger side, the front air bag deployment is additionally influenced by the passenger’s weight category as identified by the
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
(컄 page 75).
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the 75 indicator lamp in
the center console is not lit
(컄 page 79)
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the impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold
USA only:
The lighter the front passenger side occupant,
the higher the vehicle deceleration rate required
for the second stage inflation of the air bag.
! Canada only:
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.
Do not place objects heavier than 20 lb (9 kg) on
the front passenger seat. This could cause the
front or side impact air bag on the front passenger side to deploy in a crash which exceeds the
system’s deployment threshold.
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Side impact air bags, window curtain
air bags
In addition, the window curtain air bags 2
are deployed:
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in certain vehicle rollovers
The side impact air bags 1 and window
curtain air bags 2 are not deployed in impacts which do not exceed the system’s
deployment threshold.
Occupant Classification System
(USA only)
The Occupant Classification System (OCS)
automatically turns the front passenger
front air bag on or off based on the classified occupant weight category determined
by weight sensor readings from the front
passenger seat.
i The system does not deactivate the front
1 Side impact air bags
2 Window curtain air bag
The side impact air bags 1 and window
curtain air bags 2 are deployed:
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on the impacted side of the vehicle
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in impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold
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independently of the front air bags
passenger side impact air bag, the window curtain air bag and the emergency tensioning device.
Occupants must sit properly belted in a position that is as upright as possible with
their back against the seat backrest and
feet on the floor to be correctly classified.
If the occupant’s weight is transferred to
another object in the vehicle (e.g. by leaning on armrests), the OCS may not be able
to properly approximate the occupant’s
weight category.
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Furthermore, the occupant weight may appear to increase or decrease due to
objects hanging on the seat, other passengers pushing on the seat, objects lodged
underneath the seat or stuffed between
seat and middle console or between seat
and door or due to objects applying pressure on the back of the seat. Always make
sure that the seat has clearance in all directions at all times.
i If your seat, including your trim cover and
cushion needs to be serviced in any way, take
the vehicle to your authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Only seat accessories approved by
Mercedes-Benz may be used.
Both driver and the front passenger should
always use the 75 indicator
lamp as an indication of whether or not the
front passenger is properly positioned.
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If the 75 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
75 indicator lamp goes out, or
check whether objects are caught under or
around the seat.
More information about air bag display messages (컄 page 403).
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 75 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
75 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 75 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
75 indicator lamp illuminated,
the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. With the 75 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
75 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 75 indicator lamp is illuminated, the front passenger front air bag is
deactivated and will not be deployed.
If the 75 indicator lamp is not
illuminated, the front passenger front air
bag is activated and will be deployed:
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in the event of certain frontal impacts
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if impact exceeds a preset deployment
threshold
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independently of the side impact
air bags
If the front passenger front air bag is
deployed, the rate of inflation will be
influenced by:
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the rate of 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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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.
Always sit nearly upright, properly use the
seat belts and for children 12 years old and
under, use an appropriately sized infant restraint, toddler restraint, or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
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Children can be killed or seriously injured by
an inflating air bag. Note the following important information when circumstances require you to place a child in the front
passenger seat:
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Your vehicle is equipped with air bag
technology designed to turn off the front
passenger front air bag in your vehicle
when the system senses the weight of a
typical 12-month-old child or less along
with the weight of a standard appropriate child restraint on the front passenger seat.
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A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates in a collision
which could occur under some circumstances, even with the air bag technology installed in your vehicle. The only
means to completely eliminate this risk
is to never place a child in a rear-facing
child restraint in the front seat. We
therefore strongly recommend that you
always place a child in a rear-facing
child restraint in the back seat.
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If you must install a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do
so, make sure that the
75 indicator lamp is illuminated, indicating that the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. Should
the indicator lamp not illuminate or go
out while the restraint is installed,
please check installation. Periodically
check the indicator lamp while driving to
make sure the lamp is illuminated. If the
75 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 77).
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i Deployment of the driver front air bag does
not mean that the front passenger front air bag
also should have deployed.
The 75 indicator lamp is located in the center console.
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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
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If the 1 indicator lamp and the
75 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.
The Occupant Classification System (컄 page 75)
may have determined:
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Warning!
In order to ensure proper operation of the
air bag system and OCS:
1 Indicator lamp
The 75 indicator lamp 1 will
be illuminated, except with the SmartKey
removed or in starter switch position 0
(컄 page 38).
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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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Do not place more than 4.4 lb (2 kg) into
the ruffled storage bag on the back of
the front passenger seat. Otherwise, the
OCS may not be able to properly approximate the occupant weight category.
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Do not place objects under and/or
around the front passenger seat.
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Do not hang anything from or attach any
items to the seats.
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Do not stuff objects such as books between the middle console and the front
passenger seat.
앫
Do not move the front passenger seat
backwards against stiff objects.
앫
Sit properly belted in a nearly upright
position with your back against the seat
backrest.
앫
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.
앫
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 (USA only)
After turning the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button once or
twice, the 75 indicator lamp
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
75 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 75 indicator lamp
will illuminate and not go out.
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If the 75 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.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 393).
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Never place anything between seat cushion
and child seat (e.g. pillow), since it reduces
the effectiveness of the Occupant Classification System. The bottom of the child seat
must make full contact with the passenger
seat cushion. An incorrectly mounted child
seat could cause injuries to the child in case
of an accident, instead of increasing protection for the child.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
installation of child seats.
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BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system (Canada only)
The 75 indicator lamp located in the center console will be illuminated, except with the SmartKey removed or
in starter switch position 0.
i The system does not deactivate the side impact air bag, the window curtain air bag and the
emergency tensioning device.
Self-test BabySmartTM without special
child seat installed (Canada only)
1 75 indicator lamp
Special BabySmartTM compatible child
seats, designed for use with the
Mercedes-Benz system, are required for
use with the BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system. Please contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for
information on availability. With the special
child seat properly installed, the front passenger front air bag will not deploy.
After turning the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button once or
twice, the 75 indicator lamp
located in the center console comes on for
approximately 6 seconds and then goes
out.
If the 75 indicator lamp
should not come on or is continuously lit,
the system is not functioning. You must
see an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
before seating any child on the passenger
seat.
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The BabySmartTM air bag deactivation system will ONLY work with a special child seat
designed to operate with it. It will not work
with child seats which are not BabySmartTM
compatible.
Never place anything between seat cushion
and child seat (e.g. pillow), since it reduces
the effectiveness of the deactivation system. The bottom of the child seat must
make full contact with the passenger seat
cushion. An incorrectly mounted child seat
could cause injuries to the child in case of an
accident, instead of protecting the child.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for
installation of special child seats.
More information can be found in the
“Practical hints” section (컄 page 395).
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When using a BabySmartTM compatible child
seat on the front passenger seat, the front
passenger front air bag will not deploy only
if the 75 indicator lamp remains illuminated.
Please be sure to check the indicator every
time you use the special system child seat.
Should the indicator lamp go out while the
restraint is installed, please check installation. If the indicator lamp remains out, do
not use the BabySmartTM restraint to transport children on the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
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Do not place powered-on laptops, cell
phones, electronic tags such as those used
in ski passes and like electronic devices on
the front passenger seat. Signals from such
devices may interfere with the BabySmartTM
system. Such signal interference may cause
the 75 indicator lamp not to
come on during self-test or be continuously
lit, indicating that the system is not functioning.
Seat belts
The use of seat belts and infant and child
restraint systems is required by law in all
50 states, the District of Columbia, the
U.S. territories and all Canadian provinces.
Even where this is not the case, all vehicle
occupants should have their seat belts fastened whenever the vehicle is in motion.
For more information, see “Fastening the
seat belts” (컄 page 49).
i For information on infants and children traveling with you in the vehicle and restraint systems for infants and children, see “Children in
the vehicle” (컄 page 88).
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Always fasten your seat belt before driving
off. Always make sure your passenger is
properly restrained.
Failure to wear and properly fasten and position your seat belt greatly increases your
risk of injuries and their likely severity in an
accident. You and your passengers should
always wear seat belts.
If you are ever in an accident, your injuries
can be considerably more severe without
your seat belt properly buckled. Without
your seat belt buckled, you are much more
likely to hit the interior of the vehicle or be
ejected from it. You can be seriously injured
or killed.
In the same crash, the possibility of injury or
death is lessened if you are properly wearing
your seat belt. Air bags can only protect as
they are designed if the occupants are properly wearing their seat belts.
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 seat 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 seat 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.
Warning!
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Damaged seat belts or seat belts that were
highly stressed in an accident must be replaced and their anchoring points must also
be checked.
Only use seat belts which have been approved by Mercedes-Benz.
Do not make any modifications to the seat
belts. This can lead to unintended activation
or to failure.
Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
Have all work carried out only by qualified
technicians. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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The system is designed to enhance the
protection offered to properly belted occupants in certain frontal (front air bags
and ETD) and side (side impact and window curtain air bags and ETD) impacts
which exceed preset deployment
thresholds and in certain rollovers (window curtain air bags and ETD).
USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY
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Seat belts can only work when used
properly. Never wear seat belts in any
other way than as described in this section, as that could result in serious injuries in case of an accident.
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Each occupant should wear their seat
belt at all times, because seat belts help
reduce the likelihood of and potential
severity of injuries in accidents, including rollovers. The integrated restraint
system includes SRS (driver front air
bag, front passenger front air bag, side
impact air bags, window curtain air bags
for side windows), ETD (seat belt emergency tensioning device), and front seat
knee bolsters.
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Never wear the shoulder belt under your
arm, against your neck or off your shoulder. In a frontal crash, your body would
move too far forward. That would increase the chance of head and neck injuries. The shoulder 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 seat belts over rigid or
breakable objects in or on your clothing,
such as eyeglasses, pens, SmartKeys
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 lap belt is positioned across
your abdomen, it could cause serious injuries in a crash.
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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.
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Seat belts should not be worn twisted.
In a crash, you wouldn’t have the full
width of the seat belt to distribute impact forces. The twisted seat belt
against your body could cause injuries.
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Pregnant women should also always use
a lap-shoulder belt. The lap belt portion
should be positioned as low as possible
on the hips to avoid any possible pressure on the abdomen.
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Never place your feet on the instrument
panel, dashboard, or on the seat. Always
keep both feet on the floor in front of the
seat.
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When using a seat belt to secure infant
restraint or toddler restraint or children
in booster seats, always follow the child
seat manufacturer’s instructions.
When the engine is started, the seat belt
telltale < will always illuminate
for 6 seconds to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts.
If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened
when the engine is started, an additional
warning chime will also sound for a maximum of 6 seconds or until the driver’ s
seat belt is fastened.
After a vehicle standstill the warning
chime is reactivated and the seat belt
telltale < is flashing again if the vehicle speed once exceeds 15 mph
(25 km/h).
If after these 6 seconds the driver’s or the
front passenger’s seat belt (with the front
passenger seat occupied) is not fastened
with front doors closed,
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the seat belt telltale < remains illuminated for as long as either the driver’s or front passenger’s seat belt is not
fastened.
If you and/or your passenger release
the seat belt during driving, the seat
belt telltale < starts flashing and
the warning chime sounds.
and if the vehicle speed once exceeds
15 mph (25 km/h), the seat belt
telltale < starts flashing and a
warning chime sounds with increasing
intensity for a maximum of 60 seconds
or until the driver’s and the front passenger’s seat belt are fastened.
If the driver’s or the front passenger’s
seat belt remains unfastened after
60 seconds, the warning chime stops
sounding, the seat belt telltale <
stops flashing but continues to be illuminated.
The seat belt telltale < will only go out
if both the driver’s and front passenger’s
seat belt (with the front passenger seat occupied) are fastened, or the vehicle is
standing still and a front door is opened.
For more information, see “Practical hints”
(컄 page 388).
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 seat belt force limiters.
The ETD is designed to activate in the following cases:
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in frontal or rear-end impacts exceeding the system deployment threshold
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in certain vehicle rollovers
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if the restraint systems are operational
and functioning correctly,
see 1 indicator lamp (컄 page 68)
i The ETDs for the front seats will only acti-
Automatic comfort-fit feature seat belt
An automatic comfort-fit feature for front
seats reduces the retracting force of the
seat belts when they are in normal use.
Preventive occupant safety
(PRE-SAFE®)
Warning!
vate if the front seat belts are fastened (latch
plate properly inserted into buckle).
The PRE-SAFE® system is intended to reduce the effects of a crash on properly
seat-belted vehicle occupants. Despite having the PRE-SAFE® system in your vehicle,
the possibility of injuries occurring as a result of an accident cannot be eliminated.
Therefore, you should always drive carefully
and adjust your driving to the prevailing
road, weather, and traffic conditions.
The ETDs for the rear outer seats will activate
with or without the respective seat belts fastened.
In an impact, emergency tensioning devices remove slack from the seat belts. Seat
belt force limiters reduce the peak 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 disposing of the emergency tensioning device, our safety instructions must be
followed. These are available at your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Your vehicle automatically takes preventive measures to better protect the occupants in the following hazardous
situations:
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You execute an emergency braking maneuver and the Brake Assist System
(컄 page 99) is activated.
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The PRE-SAFE® system detects a critical driving dynamics situation.
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In such cases, the following systems are
automatically activated:
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The front seat belts are pre-tensioned
electrically.
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If the vehicle is in a severe skid or is
spinning, the door windows and the
tilt/sliding sunroof close until a small
gap remains.
i If the closing procedure of the tilt/sliding
sunroof or door window is blocked, the tilt/sliding sunroof or door window will stop and open
slightly.
Vehicles with front passenger seat memory function*:
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If the seat is in an unfavorable position,
it will be adjusted to a better position.
i The PRE-SAFE® system is activated in the
previously described circumstances only at
speeds exceeding 20 mph (30 km/h).
When the critical driving dynamic situation has
passed without an accident occurring, the
pre-tensioning on the seat belts is deactivated.
You can then adjust the seat, the door windows
and the tilt/sliding sunroof to their previous position.
If the seat belts do not release:
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Adjust the backrest or seat slightly to
the rear until the seat belt tension is diminished.
The locking mechanism releases.
Active head restraints
The active head restraints are intended to
offer the driver and front passenger increased protection from whiplash type injuries. In the event of a rear-end collision,
the active head restraints on the driver’s
and front passenger’s seats are designed
to move forward in the direction of travel,
providing the head with increased support
earlier on in the collision sequence. The active head restraints move forward whether
the seat is occupied or not.
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Do not attach any objects (e.g. hangers) to
the head restraint posts. Otherwise, the active head restraints may not function properly or offer the degree of protection they
were designed for in the event of a collision.
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For information on resetting the activated
active head restraints, see “Resetting activated head restraints” (컄 page 440).
You cannot remove the active head restraint on the driver’s and front passenger’s seats.
For removal of the active head restraints
we recommend that you contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Only use seat or head restraint covers which
have been tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model. Using other seat or head restraint covers may
interfere with or prevent the activation of
the active head restraints. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for availability.
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint so that the center
of the head restraint supports the back of
the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the
event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 41).
Children in the vehicle
If an infant or child is traveling with you in
the vehicle:
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Secure the child using an infant or child
restraint appropriate to the age and
size of the child.
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Make sure that 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.
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Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, even if they are secured in a child restraint system. The children could
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injure themselves on parts of the vehicle
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be seriously or fatally injured through
excessive exposure to extreme heat or
cold.
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Do not expose the child restraint system to
direct sunlight. The child restraint system’s
metal parts, for example, could become very
hot, and the child could be burned on these
parts.
If children open a door, they could
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injure other persons
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get out of the vehicle and injure themselves or be injured by following traffic.
Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the
passenger compartment or trunk unless
they are firmly secured in place. For more information, see “Loading” (컄 page 273) and
“Useful features” (컄 page 282).
Unsecured or improperly positioned cargo
increases a child’s risk of injury in the event
of:
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strong braking maneuvers
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sudden changes of direction
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an accident
Infant and child restraint systems
We recommend all infants and children be
properly restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in motion.
Canada only:
Use only a BabySmartTM compatible child
restraint for the front passenger seat in
this vehicle.
All lap-shoulder belts except the driver’s
seat belt have special seat belt retractors
for secure fastening of child restraints.
To fasten a child restraint, follow child
restraint instructions for mounting. Then
pull the shoulder belt out completely and
let it retract. During seat belt retraction, a
ratcheting sound can be heard to indicate
that the special seat belt retractor is activated. The seat 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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Never release the seat belt buckle while the
vehicle is in motion, since the special seat
belt retractor will be deactivated.
i Information on child seats with mounting fittings for tether anchorages (컄 page 92).
For information on LATCH-type child seat anchors (컄 page 94).
The use of infant or child restraints is
required by law in all 50 states, the District
of Columbia, the U.S. territories and all
Canadian provinces.
Infants and small children should be
seated in an appropriate infant or child
restraint system properly secured in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions for the child restraint, that
complies with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle
Safety Standards 213 and 225 and
Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
213 and 210.2.
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A statement by the child restraint
manufacturer of compliance with these
standards can be found on the instruction
label on the restraint and in the instruction
manual provided with the restraint.
When using any infant or child restraint
system, be sure to carefully read and
follow all manufacturer’s instructions for
installation and use.
Please read and observe warning labels
affixed to the inside of the vehicle and to
infant or child restraints.
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Canada only: Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat, except
in a Mercedes-Benz authorized
BabySmartTM compatible child seat, which
operates with the BabySmartTM system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the front
passenger front air bag when it is properly
installed. Otherwise they will be struck by
the air bag when it inflates in a crash. If this
happens, serious or fatal injury will result.
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.
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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.
Always sit nearly upright, properly use the
seat belts and for children 12 years old and
under, use an appropriately sized infant restraint, toddler restraint, or booster seat
recommended for the size and weight of the
child.
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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USA only: Your vehicle is equipped with
air bag technology designed to turn off
the front passenger front air bag in your
vehicle when the OCS senses the weight
of a typical 12-month-old child or less
along with the weight of a standard appropriate child restraint on the front
passenger seat.
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A child in a rear-facing child restraint on
the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates in a collision
which could occur under some circumstances, even with the air bag technology installed in your vehicle. The only
means to completely eliminate this risk
is to never place a child in a rear-facing
child restraint in the front seat. We
therefore strongly recommend that you
always place a child in a rear-facing
child restraint in the back seat.
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If you must install a rear-facing child restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do
so, make sure that the
75 indicator lamp is illuminated, indicating that the front passenger front air bag is deactivated. Should
the indicator lamp not illuminate or go
out while the restraint is installed,
please check installation. Periodically
check the indicator lamp while driving to
make sure the lamp is illuminated. If the
75 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 77).
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Infants and small children should never
share a seat belt with another occupant.
During an accident, they could be crushed
between the occupant and seat belt.
A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is
significantly increased if the child restraints
are not properly secured in the vehicle and
the child is not properly secured in the child
restraint.
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 seat belt positioning for children over 41 lb until they
reach a height where a lap/shoulder belt fits
properly without a booster.
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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.
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.
Not foldable rear seat backrest
1 Cover
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Remove cover 1 from anchorage
ring 3 (컄 page 93).
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Store cover 1 in a convenient place
(e.g. glove box).
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Guide tether strap between head restraint and top of the 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 the top of
the seat back.
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Make sure the tether strap is not twisted.
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Install the child restraint system and
tighten the top tether strap according
to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
Foldable rear seat backrest*
왘
Fold rear seat backrest slightly forward
(컄 page 277).
왘
Remove cover from anchorage ring 3.
왘
Guide tether strap between head restraint and top of the seat back.
2 Hook
3 Anchorage ring
Head restraint must be positioned such
that the top tether strap can pass freely
between the head restraint and the top
of the seat back.
왘
Make sure the tether strap is not twisted.
tached to the anchorage ring 3 beyond the
safety catch, as illustrated.
2 Hook
3 Anchorage ring
왘
Securely fasten the hook 2, which is
part of the tether strap, to the anchorage ring 3.
i For safety, make sure the hook 2 has attached to the anchorage ring 3 beyond the
safety catch, as illustrated.
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Securely fasten the hook 2, which is
part of the tether strap, to the anchorage ring 3.
i For safety, make sure the hook 2 has at-
Once the top tether anchorage hook is attached, the child restraint itself can be secured.
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Child seat anchors - LATCH type
This vehicle is equipped with two LATCH
(Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
type anchors (at each of the outer rear
seats) for the installation of a “LATCH”
child seat with the matching mounting fittings.
The anchors are located behind an upholstery blend.
2 Hook
3 Anchorage ring
1 Indicates the position of the anchors
2 Anchors
왘
Swing rear seat backrest to the rear until it engages.
왘
Lift up upholstery blend to access the
anchors 2.
왘
Check the rear seat backrest to be
locked in its upright position
(컄 page 412).
왘
Install child seat according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Once the top tether anchorage hook is
attached, the child restraint itself can be
secured.
왘
Install the child restraint system and
tighten the top tether strap according
to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions.
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! Make sure the seat belt for the center seat
can operate freely with a child seat installed.
i Non-LATCH type child seats may also be
used and can be installed using the vehicle’s
seat belt system (컄 page 88). Install child seat
according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Blocking of rear door window operation
Warning!
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 seat belt positioning for children over 41 lb until they
reach a height where a lap/shoulder belt fits
properly without a booster.
Install child seat according to manufacturer’s instructions.
The child seat must be firmly attached to the
right and left side anchors 2 (컄 page 94).
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.
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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.
1 Override switch
2 Indicator lamp
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Press override switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on. The rear
door windows can no longer be operated using the switches located in the
rear doors.
! Operation of the rear door windows with the
switches located on the door control panel of the
driver’s door is still possible.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
For more information on power windows,
see the “Controls in detail” section
(컄 page 237).
Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, even if the children are secured in a
child restraint system.
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Panic alarm
An audible alarm and flashing exterior
lamps will operate briefly.
i Canada only:
Activating
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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Press and hold button 1 for at least
1 second.
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Deactivating
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
or
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왘
1 Â button
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Press button 1 again.
Insert the SmartKey or the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* in the starter
switch.
or
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Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must
be inside the vehicle.
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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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ABS
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Warning!
Adaptive Brake
The following factors increase the risk of
accidents:
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BAS (Brake Assist System)
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Excessive speed, especially in turns
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EBP (Electronic Brake Proportioning)
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Wet and slippery road surfaces
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ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
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Following another vehicle too closely
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4MATIC (Four Wheel Electronic
Traction System)
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.
The ABS, BAS, ESP®, Adaptive Brake, and
4MATIC cannot reduce this risk.
Always adjust your driving style to the prevailing road and weather conditions.
i In winter operation, the maximum
effectiveness of the ABS, the BAS, the EBP, the
ESP®, and 4MATIC is only achieved with winter
tires (컄 page 364), or snow chains as required.
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 comes on when you switch on the
ignition. It goes out when the engine is running.
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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.
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Keep firm and steady pressure on the
brake pedal while experiencing the
pulsation.
Continuous, steady brake pedal pressure
yields the advantages provided by the ABS,
namely braking power and the ability to
steer the vehicle.
The pulsating brake pedal can be an indication of hazardous road conditions and
functions as a reminder to take extra care
while driving.
Keep continuous full pressure on the
brake pedal.
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When the ABS is malfunctioning, the BAS
and the ESP® are also switched off.
When the ABS is malfunctioning, the wheels
may lock during hard braking, reducing
steering capability and extending the braking distance.
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The ABS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the
vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. The ABS cannot prevent accidents,
including those resulting from excessive
speed in turns, following another vehicle too
closely, or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ABS equipped
vehicle must never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of
others.
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 380).
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BAS
Warning!
The Brake Assist System (BAS) operates in
emergency situations. If you apply the
brakes very quickly, the BAS automatically
provides full brake boost, thereby potentially reducing the braking distance.
왘
Apply continuous full braking pressure
until the emergency braking situation is
over.
The ABS will prevent the wheels from
locking.
When you release the brake pedal, the
brakes function again as normal. The BAS
is then deactivated.
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The BAS cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase braking efficiency beyond that
afforded by the condition of the vehicle
brakes and tires or the traction afforded.
The BAS cannot prevent accidents, including those resulting from excessive speed in
turns, following another vehicle too closely,
or hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of a BAS equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
Adaptive Brake
Adaptive Brake provides a high level of
braking safety as well as increased braking
comfort.
Important notes on using the brake
system
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Following extended periods of only minor loads to your brake system, you
should occasionally apply the brakes
when traveling at high speeds. This improves the grip of the brake pads.
Warning!
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Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking maneuvers.
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.
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After driving on wet or snow-covered
roads, you should apply your brakes
firmly before parking your vehicle. This
produces heat which serves to dry the
brake disks and help prevent corrosion.
On long and steep grades, shift to a
lower gear (gear range 1, 2, or 3) to
prevent the brakes from overheating
and to reduce brake wear.
After hard braking, it is advisable to
drive on for some time so that the air
stream will cool down the brakes faster.
Only Mercedes-Benz approved components (e.g. brake pads) should be installed on your vehicle. Brake pads not
approved by Mercedes-Benz may impair the safety of your vehicle.
EBP
ESP®
The Electronic Brake Proportioning (EBP)
enhances braking effectiveness by allowing the rear brakes to supply a greater proportion of the braking effort in straight line
breaking without a loss of vehicle stability.
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.
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When the EBP is malfunctioning, the ABS,
BAS, and ESP® are also switched off.
If the EBP is malfunctioning, the brake system will still function with full brake boost.
However, the rear wheels could lock up during emergency braking situations, for example. You could lose control of the vehicle and
cause an accident. Adapt your driving style
to the changed driving characteristics.
The ESP® recognizes when a wheel is spinning or if the vehicle starts to skid. By applying the brakes to the appropriate wheel
and by limiting engine output, the ESP®
works to stabilize the vehicle. The ESP® is
especially useful while driving off and on
wet or slippery road surfaces. The ESP®
also stabilizes the vehicle during braking
and steering maneuvers.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
instrument cluster flashes when the ESP®
is engaged.
The ESP® warning lamp v in the
instrument cluster comes on when you
switch on the ignition. It goes out when the
engine is running.
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Never switch off the ESP® when you see the
ESP® warning lamp v flashing in the instrument cluster. In this case proceed as follows:
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While driving off, apply as little throttle
as possible.
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While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
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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.
Warning!
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The ESP® cannot prevent the natural laws of
physics from acting on the vehicle, nor can
it increase the traction afforded. The ESP®
cannot prevent accidents, including those
resulting from excessive speed in turns, or
hydroplaning. Only a safe, attentive, and
skillful driver can prevent accidents. The capabilities of an ESP® equipped vehicle must
never be exploited in a reckless or dangerous manner which could jeopardize the user’s safety or the safety of others.
! The ESP® will only function properly if you
use wheels of the recommended tire size
(컄 page 481).
! Vehicles without 4MATIC:
Because the ESP® operates automatically, the
engine and the ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button* in position 0
or 1) when:
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the parking brake is being tested on a brake
test dynamometer
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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 105).
For more information, see the “Practical
hints” section (컄 page 381) and
(컄 page 402).
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Driving safety systems
Switching off the ESP®
Warning!
Switching off the ESP®
(except E 63 AMG)
Warning!
Do not switch off the ESP® when a spare
wheel is mounted.
To improve the vehicle’s traction, switch
off the ESP® in driving situations where it
would be advantageous to have 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
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Switch on the ESP® immediately if the aforementioned circumstances do not apply anymore. Otherwise the ESP® will not stabilize
the vehicle when it is starting to skid or a
wheel is spinning.
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 driving
maneuvers.
G
i When the ESP® is switched off and one or
more drive wheels are spinning, the ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument cluster flashes.
However, the ESP® will then not stabilize the vehicle.
The switch is located on the center console.
When you switch off the ESP®
앫
the ESP® does not stabilize the vehicle
앫
the engine output is not limited, which
allows the drive wheels to spin and
thus cut into surfaces for better grip
앫
the traction control will still apply the
brakes to a spinning wheel
앫
the ESP® continues to operate when
you are braking
앫
you cannot activate the cruise control
or the Distronic*
앫
the cruise control or Distronic* switch
off if currently activated
1 ESP® switch
왘
With the engine running, press ESP®
switch 1 until the ESP® warning
lamp v in the instrument cluster
comes on.
The ESP® is switched off.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Warning!
G
When the ESP® warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP® is
switched off or is not operational due to a
malfunction. Vehicle stability in standard
driving maneuvers is reduced.
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.
Switching off the ESP® (E 63 AMG only)
When you switch off the ESP®
앫
the ESP® does not stabilize the vehicle
앫
The ESP should not be switched off during
normal driving. Disabling of the system will
result in the following:
the engine output is not limited, which
allows the drive wheels to spin
앫
the traction control will still apply the
brakes to a spinning wheel
앫
no restriction to engine torque
앫
앫
loss of system supported traction
control
the ESP® operates while you are braking
앫
you cannot activate the cruise control
or the Distronic*
앫
the cruise control or Distronic* switch
off if currently activated
Warning!
G
®
“ESP® OFF” is designed for driving on closed
tracks when the vehicle’s natural oversteer
and understeer characteristics are desired
and requires a highly skilled and experienced driver able to handle these critical
driving situations.
You could lose control of your vehicle and
cause an accident.
i When the ESP® is switched off and one or
more drive wheels are spinning, the ESP® warning lamp v in the instrument cluster flashes.
However, the ESP® will then not stabilize the vehicle.
Please be aware of these limits when you
switch off the ESP®.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a spare
wheel is mounted.
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The switch is located on the center console.
Warning!
G
When the ESP® warning lamp v is
illuminated continuously, the ESP® is
switched off or is not operational due to a
malfunction. Vehicle stability in standard
driving maneuvers is reduced.
Adapt your speed and driving to the prevailing road conditions and to the non-operating
status of the ESP®.
1 ESP® switch
왘
With the engine running, press ESP®
switch 1 until the ESP® warning
lamp v in the instrument cluster
comes on.
The ESP® is switched off.
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! Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extended period with the ESP® switched off. This
may cause serious damage to the drivetrain
which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Switching on the ESP®
왘
Press ESP® switch 1 until the ESP®
warning lamp v in the instrument
cluster goes out.
You are now again in normal driving
mode with the ESP® switched on.
Safety and Security
Driving safety systems
Four wheel electronic traction system
(4MATIC) with the ESP®
Models with all-wheel-drive only.
The 4MATIC improves the vehicle’s ability
to use available traction, e.g. during winter
operation in mountains under slippery road
conditions, by applying power to all four
wheels.
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.
Warning!
G
If you see the ESP® warning lamp v
flashing in the instrument cluster, 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.
! Because the ESP® operates automatically,
the engine and the ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button* in position 0
or 1) when the parking brake is being tested on a
brake test dynamometer.
Active braking action through the ESP® may otherwise seriously damage the brake system.
Operational tests with the engine running can
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.
Failure to observe these guidelines could
cause the vehicle to skid.
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Immobilizer
Deactivating
Anti-theft alarm system
The immobilizer prevents unauthorized
persons from starting your vehicle.
With the SmartKey
Once the alarm system has been armed, a
visual and audible alarm is triggered when
someone opens:
Activating
With the SmartKey
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 38).
With KEYLESS-GO*
앫
a door
왘
앫
the trunk
앫
the hood
Start the engine by means of the
start/stop button on the gear selector
lever.
i In case the engine cannot be started (yet the
With KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Turn off the engine by means of the
start/stop button on the gear selector
lever.
왘
Open the driver’s door.
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).
The alarm will stay on, even if the activating element (a door, for example) is immediately closed.
The alarm system will also be triggered
when
앫
the vehicle is opened using the
mechanical key
앫
someone opens a door from the inside
i If the alarm stays on for more than
30 seconds, a call to the Response Center is initiated automatically by the Tele Aid system*
(컄 page 294) provided Tele Aid service was subscribed to and properly activated, and that necessary cellular service and GPS coverage are
available.
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Safety and Security
Anti-theft systems
Arming the alarm system
i If the turn signal lamps do not flash three
Canceling the alarm
The indicator lamp located in the central
locking switch in the center console.
times, one of the following elements may not be
properly closed:
With the SmartKey
앫
a door
왘
앫
the trunk
Close the respective element and lock the vehicle again.
or
왘
Disarming the alarm system
왘
1 Indicator lamp
왘
Lock the vehicle with the SmartKey or
KEYLESS-GO*.
The turn signal lamps flash three times
to indicate that the alarm system is
armed. The indicator lamp 1 begins to
flash after approximately 30 seconds
after arming the alarm system.
Unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey
or KEYLESS-GO*.
The turn signal lamps flash once to
indicate that the alarm system is
disarmed.
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
switch.
Press button Œ or ‹ on the
SmartKey.
With KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Pull an outside door handle.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must
be within 3 ft (1 m) of the vehicle.
i The alarm system will rearm automatically
or
after approximately 40 seconds if neither a door
nor the trunk was opened.
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button (컄 page 39).
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must
be inside the vehicle.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Seats
Memory function
Lighting
Instrument cluster
Control system
Automatic transmission
Good visibility
Dual-zone automatic climate
control
4-zone automatic climate control
Power windows
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
Panorama roof with power
tilt/sliding panel*
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 36) and (컄 page 64).
SmartKey
Your vehicle comes supplied with two
SmartKeys, each with remote control and
a removable mechanical key.
The locking tabs for the mechanical key
portion of the two SmartKeys are a different color to help distinguish each
SmartKey unit.
The SmartKey provides an extended operating range. To prevent theft, however, it is
advisable to only unlock the vehicle when
you are in close proximity to it.
The SmartKey centrally locks and unlocks:
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앫
the doors
앫
the trunk lid
앫
the fuel filler flap
SmartKey with remote control
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Opening button for trunk
(컄 page 121)
3 Mechanical key locking tab
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 96)
! To prevent possible malfunction, avoid exposing the SmartKey to high levels of electromagnetic radiation.
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 looked door from the
inside, which could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
! If you can no longer lock or unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey, then the batteries in the
SmartKey are discharged, the SmartKey is malfunctioning or the vehicle battery is drained.
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
앫
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Check the batteries in the SmartKey and replace them if necessary (컄 page 441).
앫
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Use the mechanical key to unlock the
driver’s door (컄 page 436) and the trunk
(컄 page 437).
앫
Use the mechanical key to lock the driver’s
door (컄 page 437) and the trunk
(컄 page 126).
앫
Have the vehicle battery checked by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
i Canada only:
i You can also open and close the windows
and tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel* using the SmartKey (컄 page 239).
If the SmartKey is malfunctioning, contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Factory setting
Global unlocking
Global locking
i When unlocking or locking the vehicle with
왘
왘
the SmartKey an acoustic signal sounds. The
acoustic signal is activated at the factory. If you
wish to deactivate the feature, or adjust its signal
volume, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Press button Œ.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
With the trunk and all doors closed:
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
앫
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move up.
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
앫
The vehicle will lock again automatically
and rearm the anti-theft alarm system
within approximately 40 seconds of unlocking if:
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Press button ‹.
앫
neither door nor trunk is opened
앫
the SmartKey is not inserted in the
starter switch
앫
the central locking switch is not
activated
Selective setting
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the SmartKey so that pressing button Œ only unlocks the driver’s
door, the storage compartment under the
armrest, the glove box, and the fuel filler
flap.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds until battery check lamp 5 (컄 page 110)
flashes twice.
The SmartKey will then function as follows:
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
왘
The locking knobs in the doors
move up.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
Global locking
왘
Press button ‹.
With the trunk and all doors closed:
Press button Πonce.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Vehicles equipped with KEYLESS-GO come
with two SmartKeys with KEYLESS-GO,
each with remote control and a removable
mechanical key.
The locking tabs for the mechanical key
portion of the two SmartKeys with
KEYLESS-GO are a different color to help
distinguish each SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO unit.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
앫
The locking knob on the driver’s
door move up.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
The KEYLESS-GO function is integrated
into the SmartKey. On these vehicles, the
validity of the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
is checked every time you pull an outside
door handle.
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is valid,
your vehicle unlocks
Global unlocking
왘
앫
Press button Πtwice.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
Restoring to factory setting
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds until battery check lamp 5 (컄 page 110)
flashes twice.
앫
the doors
앫
the trunk
앫
the fuel filler flap
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Warning!
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
1 ‹ Lock button
2 Š Opening button for trunk
(컄 page 121)
3 Mechanical key locking tab
4 ΠUnlock button
5 Battery check lamp
6 Â Panic button (컄 page 96)
! To prevent possible malfunction, avoid exposing the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO to high
levels of electromagnetic radiation.
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G
When leaving the vehicle, always take the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO with you and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. It is possible for children
to open a locked door from the inside, which
could result in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i You can also open and close the windows
and tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel* using the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
(컄 page 239).
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
! If you can no longer lock or unlock the vehicle with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO, then
the batteries in the SmartKey are discharged,
the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is malfunctioning or the vehicle battery is drained.
Important notes on using KEYLESS-GO
앫
You can also use the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO like a normal SmartKey
(컄 page 110).
앫
Check the batteries in the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO and replace them if necessary
(컄 page 441).
앫
앫
Use the mechanical key to unlock the driver’s door (컄 page 436) and the trunk
(컄 page 437).
You can combine KEYLESS-GO functions with normal SmartKey functions
(e.g. unlocking with KEYLESS-GO and
locking with button ‹).
앫
앫
Use the mechanical key to lock the driver’s
door (컄 page 437) and the trunk
(컄 page 126).
Have the vehicle battery checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is malfunctioning, contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
앫
앫
앫
To lock or unlock the vehicle, the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO must be
located outside the vehicle within approximately 3 ft (1 m) of a door or the
trunk lid.
앫
In order to start the engine with the
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO:
Always carry the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
Never store the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO together with:
앫
Electronic items such as a cellular
phone or another SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO
앫
Metallic objects such as coins or
metal foil
Doing so could impair the function of
the KEYLESS-GO system.
앫
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO
must be located in the vehicle.
앫
The brake pedal must be firmly depressed. Do not depress the accelerator.
앫
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
positioned farther away from the vehicle, the system may no longer recognize the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO.
The vehicle cannot be locked or the
engine started via the KEYLESS-GO
system.
앫
If the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is removed from the vehicle (e.g. if passenger exits the vehicle with the SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO)
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앫
앫
when pressing the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button or trying to lock
the vehicle with the outside door
handle the message Key not recognized appears in the multifunction display
with the engine running, the message Key not recognized appears
in the multifunction display while
driving off.
Find the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO or
change its present location immediately (e.g. place it on the front passenger
seat or insert it in shirt pocket).
앫
If you have started the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button, you
can turn it off again with:
앫
the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button
앫
the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO inserted in the starter switch, when
the automatic transmission is in
position P
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앫
Remember that the engine can be
started by anyone with a SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO that is left inside the
vehicle.
Possibility 1: (One SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO in the vehicle, one
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO outside
the vehicle):
If you leave the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO behind when exiting and
locking the vehicle, no message
appears in the multifunction display.
Possibility 2: (One SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO in the vehicle, no
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO outside
the vehicle):
When exiting and trying to lock the vehicle, the message Key still in vehicle appears in the multifunction
display. The vehicle will not be locked.
Factory setting
i When unlocking or locking the vehicle with
the SmartKey or with the KEYLESS-GO function
an acoustic signal sounds. The acoustic signal is
activated at the factory. If you wish to deactivate
the feature, or adjust its signal volume, contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Global unlocking
왘
Pull an outside door handle.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move up.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
The vehicle will lock again automatically
and rearm the anti-theft alarm system
within approximately 40 seconds if:
앫
neither a door nor the trunk is opened
앫
the central locking switch is not activated
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Global locking
Selective setting
Global unlocking
왘
If you frequently travel alone, you may wish
to reprogram the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO so when you pull the driver’s
outside door handle, only the driver’s door
and the fuel filler flap unlocks.
왘
Press lock button on an outside door
handle (컄 page 65).
With the trunk and all doors closed:
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
왘
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds until battery check lamp 5 (컄 page 114)
flashes twice.
Pull any outside door handle other than
the driver’s outside door handle.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move up.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO will
then function as follows:
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
Unlocking driver’s door and fuel filler
flap
왘
Pull the driver’s outside door handle.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash once.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds once.
앫
The locking knob in the driver’s
door moves up.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is disarmed.
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Global locking
왘
Press lock button on an outside door
handle (컄 page 65).
With the trunk and all doors closed:
Depending on production date, your vehicle may be equipped with the KEYLESS-GO
lock button on trunk lid.
왘
Press lock button 1 on the trunk lid.
With the trunk and all doors closed:
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
i You can also lock the vehicle using the
KEYLESS-GO lock button on trunk lid (depending
on vehicle production date) or, vehicles with
trunk opening/closing system*, KEYLESS-GO
locking/ closing switch (컄 page 121).
Restoring to factory setting
왘
Global locking using the KEYLESS-GO
lock button on the trunk lid*
Press and hold buttons Œ and ‹
simultaneously for about 5 seconds until battery check lamp 5 (컄 page 114)
flashes twice.
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1 KEYLESS-GO lock button on trunk lid
i To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout,
the trunk will open automatically if a SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO is recognized inside the vehicle or in the trunk.
i You can also lock the vehicle using the lock
button on an outside door handle (컄 page 65) or,
vehicles with trunk opening/closing system*,
KEYLESS-GO locking/ closing switch
(컄 page 121).
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Checking batteries in the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Loss of the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*
왘
If you lose your SmartKey, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO or mechanical key, you
should do the following:
Press button ‹ or Œ.
The battery check lamp (컄 page 110)
or (컄 page 114) comes on briefly to indicate that the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO batteries are in order.
왘
Have the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO deactivated by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Report the loss of the SmartKey,
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO or the mechanical key immediately to your car
insurance company.
You can obtain the required batteries at any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Have the mechanical lock replaced if
necessary.
i If the batteries are checked within signal
range of the vehicle, pressing button ‹ or
Πwill lock or unlock the vehicle accordingly.
Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
will be glad to supply you with a replacement.
! If the battery check lamp does not come on
briefly during check, the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO batteries are discharged.
Replace the batteries (컄 page 441).
Opening the doors from the inside
You can open a locked door from the inside. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
1 Locking knob
2 Inside door handle
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i If the vehicle has previously been locked
Front doors
with the SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, opening a
door from the inside will trigger the anti-theft
alarm system.
왘
If door was locked, locking knob 1 will
move up.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the following:
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the SmartKey
or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*.
앫
Insert the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* in the starter switch.
In vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*
앫
앫
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button
(컄 page 39).
Pull on door handle 2 on the respective front door to open door.
i If you hear a warning signal you have forgotten to switch off the headlamps before opening
the driver’s door.
In addition the message Switch off lights
appears in the multifunction display.
Opening the trunk
Warning!
G
Make sure the trunk is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among
other dangers, such as blocked visibility, exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
These fumes are damaging to your health.
Switch off the headlamps.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must be
inside the vehicle.
You can open the trunk if the vehicle is stationary.
Rear doors
Pull an outside door handle.
왘
A minimum height clearance of 5.90 ft
(1.80 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must be
within 3 ft (1 m) of the vehicle.
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왘
Pull up locking knob 1 on the
respective rear door to unlock door.
Pull on door handle 2 on the
respective rear door to open door.
! The trunk lid swings open upwards automatically. Always make sure there is sufficient overhead clearance.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Opening the trunk from the outside
! Vehicles with trunk opening/closing system*: To stop the opening procedure, press
button Š on the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
Opening the trunk from the inside
Vehicles with trunk opening/closing system*
1 Trunk lid handle
왘
Press and hold button Š on the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* until trunk unlocks and
begins to open.
or
왘
Pull on handle 1.
In vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*: The
vehicle must be unlocked.
i If the trunk does not open, it is still locked
separately (컄 page 126).
1 Remote trunk opening/closing* switch
왘
Vehicles without trunk opening/closing
system*
1 Remote trunk opening switch
Pull switch 1 until the trunk begins to
open.
The trunk opens. The indicator lamp on
the switch comes on and remains lit
until the trunk is closed.
i If the trunk does not open, it is still locked
separately (컄 page 126).
! Vehicles with trunk opening/closing system*: To stop the opening procedure, press or
pull the remote trunk opening/closing* switch.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing the trunk
Warning!
Closing trunk from the outside
manually
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Depending on production date, your vehicle is equipped with two or three handles.
Make sure the trunk is closed when the engine is running and while driving. Among
other dangers, such as blocked visibility, exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle interior.
These fumes are damaging to your health.
i Do not place the SmartKey in the open
trunk. You may lock yourself out.
i If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked, the trunk will lock automatically after
closing it. All turn signal lamps flash three times
to confirm locking.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: To prevent a possible inadvertent lockout, the trunk will open automatically if a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO is
recognized inside the vehicle or in the trunk.
The vehicle is only locked when the turn signals
flash three times. If you are carrying a second
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO with you, you can
still lock the vehicle.
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1 Handles
왘
Lower trunk lid by pulling firmly on
handles 1.
왘
Close trunk with hands placed flat on
trunk lid.
Warning!
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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 or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing trunk from the inside
automatically*
i If the trunk lid comes into contact with an
To interrupt the closing procedure:
왘
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object while closing (e.g. luggage that has been
piled too high) in the upper motion sequence, the
closing procedure is stopped and the trunk reopens slightly.
Maintain sight of trunk area while operating
the door mounted switch. Monitor the closing procedure carefully to make sure that no
one is in danger of being injured.
In vehicles with trunk opening/closing system* you can close the trunk from the inside using the remote trunk opening/
closing* switch.
Warning!
Closing the trunk from the outside automatically*
Warning!
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Monitor the closing procedure carefully to
make sure no one is in danger of being injured. To prevent possible personal injury,
always keep hands and fingers away from
the trunk opening when closing the trunk.
Be especially careful when small children
are around. To stop the closing procedure,
do one of the following:
To interrupt the closing procedure, press or
pull the door mounted remote trunk opening/closing* switch.
Even with the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the starter
switch or the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
removed from the vehicle, the remote trunk
opening/closing* switch can be operated.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Release switch 1.
1 Remote trunk opening/closing* switch
왘
Press switch 1 until the indicator
lamp on the switch goes out and the
trunk is closed.
앫
press button Š on the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
앫
press or pull the remote trunk opening/closing* switch (on the driver’s
door)
앫
press the trunk closing switch
(컄 page 124)
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
컄컄
앫
press the KEYLESS-GO
locking/closing* switch (컄 page 125)
앫
pull the trunk lid handle
Even with the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* removed from the starter
switch or the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
removed from the vehicle, the remote trunk
opening/closing* switch can be operated.
Therefore, do not leave children unattended
in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked
vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a
vehicle could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Vehicles without KEYLESS-GO*
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*
1 Trunk closing switch
1 Trunk closing switch
왘
Press switch 1 briefly.
The trunk closes.
In vehicles with trunk opening/closing system* you can close the trunk separately
from the outside using the trunk closing
switch.
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i If the trunk lid comes into contact with an
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has been
piled too high) in the upper motion sequence, the
closing procedure is stopped and the trunk reopens slightly.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Closing trunk and locking vehicle from
outside (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*)
In vehicles with trunk opening/closing system* and KEYLESS-GO, you can close the
trunk and lock the vehicle simultaneously
from the outside using the KEYLESS-GO
locking/closing switch.
왘
Press switch 1 briefly.
With all doors closed:
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The locking knobs in the doors
move down.
앫
The trunk starts to close automatically.
앫
All turn signal lamps flash three
times to confirm locking once the
trunk has closed completely.
앫
An acoustic signal sounds three
times.
앫
The anti-theft alarm system is
armed.
i If the trunk lid comes into contact with an
1 KEYLESS-GO locking/closing switch
왘
Make sure you have the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO with you.
object while closing (e.g. luggage that has been
piled too high) in the upper motion sequence, the
closing procedure is stopped and the trunk reopens slightly.
Trunk emergency release
With the emergency release button, the
trunk can be opened from inside the trunk.
1 Emergency release button
왘
Briefly press emergency release
button 1.
The trunk unlocks and the trunk opens.
i The emergency release button unlocks and
opens the trunk while the vehicle is standing still
or in motion.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Illumination of the emergency release button:
i If the vehicle has previously been locked us- Valet locking
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The button will flash for 30 minutes after opening the trunk.
ing the SmartKey or KEYLESS-GO*, opening the
trunk from the inside using the emergency release button will trigger the anti-theft alarm system.
앫
The button will flash for 60 minutes after closing the trunk.
앫
Insert the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* in the starter switch.
앫
Press button Œ or ‹ on the SmartKey
or the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*.
i The emergency release button does not
open the trunk, if the vehicle battery is discharged or disconnected.
To cancel the alarm, do one of the following:
i To deny any unauthorized person access to
the trunk, e.g. when you valet park the vehicle,
lock it separately with the mechanical key. Leave
only the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* less its mechanical key with the
vehicle.
In vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
앫
Pull an outside door handle.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must be
within 3 ft (1 m) of the vehicle.
앫
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button
(컄 page 39).
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must be
inside the vehicle.
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1 Neutral position
2 Locked
왘
Close the trunk (컄 page 122).
왘
Remove the mechanical key from the
SmartKey (컄 page 436).
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
왘
Turn the mechanical key clockwise to
position 2 to lock the trunk.
The trunk remains locked even when the
vehicle is centrally unlocked.
i You can only cancel the separate trunk locking mode by means of the mechanical key.
왘
Insert the mechanical key in the trunk
lid lock.
왘
Turn the mechanical key counterclockwise to neutral position 1 to unlock the
trunk.
You can now open the trunk
(컄 page 120).
Automatic central locking
The doors and the trunk automatically lock
when the ignition is switched on and the
wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or more.
The locking knobs in the doors move down.
You can open a locked door from the inside. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
i The doors are designed to unlock automatically after an accident if the force of the impact
exceeds a preset threshold. The vehicle locks automatically when the ignition is switched on and
the wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or more. You could
therefore lock yourself out when the vehicle
앫
is pushed or towed
앫
is on a test stand
You can deactivate the automatic locking
mode using the control system
(컄 page 176).
Locking and unlocking from the inside
Warning!
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
trunk from inside using the central locking
switch. This can be useful, for example, if
you want to lock the vehicle before starting
to drive.
The fuel filler flap cannot be locked or unlocked with the central locking switch.
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Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
i You can open a locked door from inside at
Locking
any time. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.
왘
If the vehicle was previously centrally locked
with the SmartKey or with KEYLESS-GO*, it will
not unlock using the central locking switch.
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If all doors are closed, the vehicle
locks.
If the vehicle was previously locked with the central locking switch:
Unlocking
앫
왘
Central locking switch
1 Unlocking
2 Locking
Press lower half 2 of the central locking switch.
앫
and the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is set to factory settings, the
complete vehicle is unlocked when a door is
opened from the inside
and the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* is set to selective settings,
only the door opened from the inside is unlocked
Press upper half 1 of the central locking switch.
The vehicle unlocks.
Controls in detail
Seats
왔 Seats
For more information on seat adjustment,
see “Adjusting” (컄 page 41).
For more information on folding the seats,
see “Loading” (컄 page 273).
For removal of the active head restraints
we recommend that you contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Warning!
i Adjust the head restraint in such a way that
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
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it is as close to the head as possible.
Front seat active head restraints
Warning!
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seat adjustment” (컄 page 43).
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For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust the head restraint so that the center
of the head restraint supports the back of
the head at eye level. This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the
event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intended to help reduce injuries during an accident.
For information on active head restraints,
see “Active head restraints” (컄 page 87).
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.
Keep the area around head restraints clear
of articles (e.g. clothing) to not obstruct the
folding operation of the 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.
i The rear seat head restraints cannot be adjusted.
You cannot remove the active head restraint on the driver’s and front passenger’s seats.
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Controls in detail
Seats
Folding head restraints back with
switch in the center console
Placing head restraints upright
The rear seat head restraints can be folded
backward for increased visibility.
왘
Pull the head restraint forward until it
locks into position.
! Make sure the head restraints engage when
1 Head restraint release switch
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press the symbol-side on switch 1 to
release the head restraints.
The head restraints will fold backward.
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Removing and installing rear seat head
restraints* (vehicles with split rear
bench seat* only)
placing them upright. Otherwise their protective
function cannot be assured.
1 Release catch
Removing rear seat head restraints
왘
Fold the backrest forward
(컄 page 277).
왘
Fold back head restraint (컄 page 130).
왘
Press head restraint release catch 1
and pull the head restraints out of the
guides.
왘
Fold the backrest back to its original
position.
Controls in detail
Seats
Installing rear seat head restraints
i When installing the head restraints, make
sure that:
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you place the correct head restraint on the
middle seat. It is marked with the letter “M”
on the outside of the metal bars.
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the head restraints engage fully.
Lumbar support
The curvature of the front seats can be adjusted to help enhance lower back support
and seating comfort.
왘
Move adjustment lever 1 in direction
of the arrows until you have reached a
comfortable seating position.
Multicontour seat*
The multicontour seat has a movable seat
cushion and inflatable air cushions built
into the backrest to provide additional lumbar and side support.
The seat cushion movement, backrest
cushion height and curvature can be continuously varied with switches on the right
side of the seat on the driver side, or the
left side of the seat on the passenger side.
1 Backrest side bolster
2 Backrest center
3 Backrest bottom
4 Seat cushion depth
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Seat cushion depth
왘
Adjust the seat cushion depth to the
length of your upper leg using
switch 4.
Backrest contour
1 Adjustment lever
왘
Adjust the contour of the backrest to
the desired position using æ or
ç.
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Controls in detail
Seats
컄컄 왘
Move the backrest support cushion to
the bottom by using button 3 or to the
center by using button 2.
Seat heating*
The red indicator lamps on the switch
show the heating level selected.
Backrest side bolsters
왘
Adjust the side bolsters so that they
provide good lateral support using
switch 1.
Level
3
Three indicator lamps on
(highest level).
The seat heating automatically
switches to level 2 after approximately 5 minutes.
i If, after a period of time, the seat no longer
provides the desired contour, then repeat the adjustment procedure.
2
1 Front seat heating switch
Two indicator lamps on.
The seat heating automatically
switches to level 1 after approximately 10 minutes.
1
One indicator lamp on
(lowest level).
The seat heating automatically
switches off after approximately
20 minutes.
off
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No indicator lamp on.
1 Rear seat heating switch (Canada only)
Depending on production date, your
vehicle may not be equipped with the rear
seat heating.
Controls in detail
Seats
Switching seat heating on
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press switch 1.
Three red indicator lamps on the switch
come on.
왘
Continue pressing switch 1 until desired seat heating level is reached.
Switching seat ventilation on
Level
3
Three indicator lamps on
(highest level).
2
Two indicator lamps on.
1
One indicator lamp on
(lowest level).
off
No indicator lamp on.
Switching seat heating off
i The seat ventilation for the driver’s seat can
왘
be activated using summer opening feature
(컄 page 239).
Press switch 1 repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
왘
Press button 1 repeatedly until the
desired ventilation level is set.
One or more blue indicator lamps on
the switch show the selected ventilation level.
Switching seat ventilation off
왘
Press button 1 repeatedly until all indicator lamps go out.
i If one or more of the lamps on the seat ventilation switch are flashing, there is insufficient
voltage available since too many electrical consumers are turned on. The seat ventilation
switches off automatically.
i If one or more of the lamps on the seat heating switch are flashing, there is insufficient voltage available since too many electrical
consumers are turned on. The seat heating
switches off automatically.
The seat ventilation will switch back on again automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is available.
The seat heating will switch back on again automatically as soon as sufficient voltage is available.
Seat ventilation*
The blue indicator lamps on the switch
show the ventilation level selected.
1 Seat ventilation switch
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
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Controls in detail
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 70) for more information on proper seat positioning.
In addition, adjust the steering wheel to
ensure adequate control, reach, operation
and comfort. Both the interior and exterior
rear view mirrors should be adjusted for
adequate rear vision.
Fasten seat belts. Infants and small children should be seated in a properly secured restraint system that complies with
U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 225 and Canadian Motor
Vehicle Safety Standards 213 and 210.2.
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With the memory function you can store up
to three different settings.
Each stored position on the driver’s side
includes the following settings:
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Driver’s seat, backrest, head restraint
position
앫
Multicontour seat*: previously saved
setting
앫
Steering wheel position
앫
Exterior rear view mirrors’ position
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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.
Each stored position on the front
passenger side includes the following
settings:
앫
Front passenger seat, backrest, head
restraint position
앫
Multicontour seat*: previously saved
setting
Controls in detail
Memory function
M
Memory button
1, 2, 3
Memory position button
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Recalling positions from memory
왘
Adjust the seats, steering wheel and
exterior rear view mirrors to the desired position (컄 page 41).
왘
Press memory button M.
! 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
Release memory button M and press
memory position button 1, 2 or 3 within 3 seconds.
All the settings are stored to the selected position.
First move seat backrest to an upright position.
왘
Press and hold memory position
button 1, 2 or 3 until the seat, steering
wheel and exterior rear view mirrors
have completely moved to the stored
positions.
i Releasing the memory position button stops
movement to the stored positions immediately.
or
왘
Storing positions into memory
Open the respective door.
The multicontour seat* will continue to be adjusted.
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Controls in detail
Memory function
Storing exterior rear view mirror parking position
For easier parking, you can adjust the passenger-side exterior rear view mirror so
that you can see the right rear wheel as
soon as you engage reverse gear R.
For information on activating the parking
position, see “Activating exterior rear view
mirror parking position” (컄 page 200).
Adjust the exterior rear view mirror
with adjustment button 3 so that you
see the rear wheel and the road curb.
왘
Press memory button M 4.
왘
Within 3 seconds, press bottom of adjustment button 3.
The parking position is stored if the
mirror does not move.
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Passenger side exterior rear view mirror button
3 Adjustment button
4 Memory button M
왘
Stop the vehicle.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press button 2.
The passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror is selected.
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왘
i If the mirror does move, repeat the above
steps. After the setting is stored, you can move
the mirror again.
Controls in detail
Lighting
왔 Lighting
For information on how to switch on the
headlamps and use the turn signals, see
“Switching on headlamps” (컄 page 56)
and see “Turn signals” (컄 page 57).
Exterior lamp switch
2 ˆ Standing lamps, right (turn left
one stop)
i If you drive in countries where vehicles drive
on the other side of the road than the country
where the vehicle is registered, you must have
the headlamps modified for symmetrical low
beams. Relevant information can be obtained at
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
i Vehicles equipped with active Bi-Xenon*
headlamps:
The active Bi-Xenon headlamps monitor your
steering angle and driving speed, then automatically shift their beams to either side to better follow the curvature of the road ahead, increasing
usable illumination over conventional headlamps.
1 ‚ Standing lamps, left (turn left two
stops)
3 M Off
Daytime running lamp mode
(컄 page 139)
4 U Automatic headlamp mode
Exterior lamp switch
Daytime running lamp mode
(컄 page 139)
5 C Parking lamps (also side marker
lamps, tail lamps, license plate
lamps, instrument panel lamps)
6 B Low beam headlamps or high
beam headlamps when the combination switch is pushed forward. The tail lamps, license
plate lamps, side marker lamps,
parking lamps and instrument
panel lamps also come on.
7 ‡ Front fog lamps
8 † Rear fog lamp
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Lighting
i If you hear a warning signal you have forgot-
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ten to switch off the headlamps before opening
the driver’s door.
Warning!
In addition the message Switch off lights
appears in the multifunction display.
If the exterior lamp switch is set to U,
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Switch off the headlamps.
Manual headlamp mode
The low beam headlamps and the parking
lamps can be switched on and off with the
exterior lamp switch.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B.
Automatic headlamp mode
The following lamps switch on and off automatically depending on the brightness of
the ambient light:
앫
Low beam headlamps
앫
Tail and parking lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
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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 exterior lamp switch to
position U.
With the SmartKey in starter switch
position 1 or the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button pressed once, only
the parking lamps and the side marker
lamps will switch on and off automatically.
When the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps, the tail and parking
lamps, the license plate lamps, and the
side marker lamps will switch on and
off automatically.
i USA only:
With the automatic headlamp mode activated
you can switch on the high beam headlamps in
low ambient lighting conditions.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Daytime running lamp mode
Canada only:
When the engine is running, and you
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M or U.
The daytime running lamp mode is mandatory and therefore in a constant mode.
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When the engine is running, the low
beam headlamps are automatically
switched on.
i With the exterior lamp switch in
turn the exterior lamp switch to
position C, the parking lamps and
the side marker lamps switch on additionally.
앫
In low ambient light conditions, the following lamps will switch on additionally:
The high beam flasher is available at all times.
turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B, the manual headlamp
mode has priority over the daytime running lamp mode.
앫
Tail and parking lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
i With the daytime running lamp mode activated and the engine running, you cannot switch off
the low beam headlamps manually.
position M or U, you cannot switch on the
high beam headlamps.
For nighttime driving turn the exterior lamp
switch in position B to permit activation of
the high beam headlamps.
When the engine is running, and you shift
from a driving position to position N or P,
the low beam headlamps will switch off
with a 3 minute delay.
The corresponding exterior lamps
switch on (컄 page 137).
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Controls in detail
Lighting
USA only:
By default, the daytime running lamp mode
is deactivated. Activate the daytime running lamp mode using the control system,
see “Setting daytime running lamp mode
(USA only)” (컄 page 173).
Locator lighting and night security illumination
Locator lighting and night security illumination are described in the “Control system” section, see (컄 page 174) and
(컄 page 175).
i With the daytime running lamp mode activat- Fog lamps
ed and the exterior lamp switch in position M,
you cannot switch on the high beam headlamps.
The high beam flasher is available at all times.
For nighttime driving turn the exterior lamp
switch in position B or U to permit activation of the high beam headlamps.
When the engine is running, and you turn
the exterior lamp switch to
position C or B, the manual headlamp mode has priority over the daytime
running lamp mode.
The corresponding exterior lamps switch
on (컄 page 137).
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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.
i Fog lamps will operate with the parking
lamps and/or the low beam headlamps on. Fog
lamps should only be used in conjunction with
low beam headlamps. Consult your State or
Province Motor Vehicle Regulations regarding
permissible lamp operation.
i Fog lamps cannot be switched on with the
exterior lamp switch in position U. To switch
on the fog lamps, turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B first.
Controls in detail
Lighting
Front fog lamps
Rear fog lamp (driver’s side only)
왘
Switch on the low beam
headlamps B (컄 page 137).
왘
Switch on the low beam
headlamps B (컄 page 137).
왘
Pull out the exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
왘
Pull out the exterior lamp switch to second stop.
The front fog lamps switch on.
The front fog lamps and the rear fog
lamp switch on.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
exterior lamp switch comes on
(컄 page 137).
왘
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
exterior lamp switch comes on
(컄 page 137).
Push in the exterior lamp switch.
The front fog lamps switch off.
The green indicator lamp ‡ in the
exterior lamp switch goes out.
Combination switch
왘
Push in the exterior lamp switch to first
stop.
The rear fog lamp switches off.
Combination switch
1 High beam
2 High beam flasher
The yellow indicator lamp † in the
exterior lamp switch goes out.
The front fog lamps remain lit.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
High beam
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position B (컄 page 137).
왘
Push the combination switch in direction of arrow 1 to switch on the high
beam.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
comes on (컄 page 26).
왘
Pull the combination switch in direction
of arrow 2 to its original position to
switch off the high beam.
The high beam headlamp indicator
lamp A in the instrument cluster
goes out.
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
Driving forward
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps improve illumination of the area in the direction into which you are turning.
Switching on corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
앫
the exterior lamp switch in
position B (컄 page 137)
앫
앫
the exterior lamp switch in
position U (컄 page 137)
or
왘
or
Turn steering wheel in desired direction.
the daytime running lamp mode
activated (컄 page 139).
The front fog lamp on the side of your
steering direction comes on.
i With the automatic headlamp mode activat-
왘
ed: The corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
only come on in low ambient lighting conditions.
i If you are driving faster than 25 mph
(40 km/h), the corner-illuminating function is
not available.
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Switch on the left or right turn signal
(컄 page 57), depending on whether
you are turning left or right.
The respective front fog lamp comes on
and illuminates the area in the direction into which you are turning.
or
High beam flasher
Pull the combination switch briefly in
direction of arrow 2.
왘
The corner-illuminating front fog lamps will
operate with the engine running and with
i If you have switched on the turn signal for
one side but turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction, the corner-illuminating front fog
lamp comes on for the side indicated by the turn
signal.
The corner-illuminating front fog lamp remains lit
for a maximum of 3 minutes. Afterward, it goes
out even if the turn signal is still switched on.
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Lighting
i The corner-illuminating front fog lamps temporarily come on on both sides of the vehicle if
you turn the steering wheel in one direction and
then again in the other direction shortly thereafter.
i 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.
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 the corner-illuminating front fog lamps can be
switched off by returning the combination
switch to its original position.
Driving in reverse
Switching on corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
왘
i There may be a brief delay before the corner-illuminating front fog lamps switch off.
Place the gear selector lever in
position R.
The front fog lamp opposite to your
steering direction comes on.
Switching off corner-illuminating front
fog lamps
왘
Place the gear selector lever out of
position R.
The respective front fog lamp goes out.
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Lighting
Hazard warning flasher
The hazard warning flasher can be
switched on at all times, even with the
SmartKey removed from the starter switch
or with the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
removed from the vehicle.
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.
1 Hazard warning flasher switch
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Switching on hazard warning flasher
Switching off hazard warning flasher
왘
Press the hazard warning flasher
switch 1.
왘
All turn signals lamps are flashing.
i If the hazard warning flasher has been activated automatically, press hazard warning flasher switch 1 once to switch it off.
i With the hazard warning flasher activated
and the combination switch set for either left or
right turn, only the respective left or right turn
signals will operate when the ignition is switched
on.
Press hazard warning flasher switch 1
again.
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Lighting
Interior lighting in the front
The controls are located in the overhead
control panel.
1 Left front reading lamp on/off
2 Automatic control on/off
3 Rear interior lighting on/off
4 Right front reading lamp on/off
5 Front interior lighting on/off
6 Interior lighting
7 Ambient lighting
8 Front reading lamps
! An interior lamp switched on manually does
not go out automatically.
Leaving an interior lamp switch in the ON position for extended periods of time with the engine
turned off could result in a discharged battery.
Deactivating automatic control
i The interior lighting is factory-set to automatic mode.
왘
Press switch 2.
The interior lighting remains switched
off in darkness, even when you:
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
앫
open a door
앫
open the trunk
Activating automatic control
왘
Press switch 2.
The interior lighting switches on in
darkness, when you:
앫
unlock the vehicle
앫
remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch
앫
open a door
앫
open the trunk
The interior lighting switches off after a
preset time (컄 page 176).
i If a door remains open, the interior lighting
switches off automatically after approximately
5 minutes.
An interior lamp switched on manually does not
go out automatically.
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Controls in detail
Lighting
Manual control
Ambient lighting
Interior lighting in the rear
Switching front/rear interior lighting on
and off
You can switch the ambient lighting 7
(컄 page 145) on and off, using the “Control
system” (컄 page 175).
The overhead control panel is located
above the rear seat bench.
왘
Press front/rear interior lighting
switch 5 or 3 (컄 page 145) to switch
on the desired interior light.
왘
Press front/rear interior lighting
switch 5 or 3 again to switch off the
respective interior light.
Switching front reading lamps on and off
The front reading lamps are located in the
lower edge of the interior rear view mirror.
왘
Press front reading lamp
switch 1 or 4 (컄 page 145) to
switch on the desired front reading
lamp.
왘
Press front reading lamp
switch 1 or 4 again to switch off the
respective front reading lamp.
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1 Left rear reading lamp on/off
2 Left rear reading lamp
3 Ambient lighting switch, to brighten
4 Ambient lighting
5 Right rear reading lamp
6 Right rear reading lamp on/off
7 Ambient lighting switch, to dim
8 Rear interior lamp
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Lighting
Rear reading lamps
왘
Press rear reading lamp
switch 1 or 6 to switch on the respective rear reading lamp.
왘
Press rear reading lamp
switch 1 or 6 again to switch off the
respective rear reading lamp.
Ambient lighting
왘
Press ambient lighting switch 3 or 7
repeatedly until ambient lighting 4
has reached the desired intensity.
Door entry lamps
Trunk lamps
For better orientation in the dark, the corresponding door entry lamps will switch on
in the darkness when you open a door and
the automatic control is activated.
The trunk lamps switch on if the trunk is
opened.
The door entry lamps will switch off when
the corresponding door is closed.
If the trunk lid remains open, the trunk
lamps switch off automatically after approximately 10 minutes.
i If you turn the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 0 and switch off the headlamps, the door entry lamps will remain lit for approximately 5 minutes.
You can switch the ambient lighting on and
off, using the “Control system”
(컄 page 175).
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Instrument cluster
A full view illustration of the instrument
cluster can be found in the “At a glance”
section of this manual (컄 page 26).
1 Reset button
The instrument cluster is activated when
you
Warning!
G
Adjusting instrument cluster illumination
No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction display is inoperative.
Use the reset button 1 to adjust the illumination brightness for the instrument
cluster.
As a result, you will not be able to see information about your driving conditions, such
as speed or outside temperature, warning/
indicator lamps, malfunction/warning messages or the failure of any systems. Driving
characteristics may be impaired.
i The instrument cluster illumination is
dimmed or brightened automatically to suit ambient light conditions.
If you must continue to drive, please do so
with added caution. Visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
The instrument cluster illumination will also be
adjusted automatically when you switch on the
vehicle’s exterior lamps.
To brighten illumination
왘
Turn the reset button 1 in the instrument cluster clockwise.
앫
open a door
앫
switch on the ignition (컄 page 37)
앫
press the reset button 1
To dim illumination
앫
switch on the exterior lamps
왘
You can modify the instrument cluster settings in the instrument cluster submenu of
the control system (컄 page 169).
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The instrument cluster illumination will
brighten.
Turn the reset button 1 in the instrument cluster counterclockwise.
The instrument cluster illumination will
dim.
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Instrument cluster
Coolant temperature indicator
Warning!
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앫
G
Driving when your engine is overheated
can cause some fluids which may have
leaked into the engine compartment to
catch fire. You could be seriously
burned.
Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns which can occur
just by opening the engine hood. Stay
away from the engine if you see or hear
steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
! Excessive coolant temperature triggers the
coolant temperature warning lamp (컄 page 386)
and (컄 page 415) and a warning in the multifunction display (컄 page 386) and (컄 page 415).
Trip odometer
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.
왘
If it is not displayed, press button è
or ÿ repeatedly until the trip
odometer appears.
왘
Press and hold the reset button 1
(컄 page 148) until the trip odometer is
reset.
i During severe operating conditions, e.g.
stop-and-go traffic, the coolant temperature may
rise close to 248°F (120°C).
Make sure you are viewing the trip odometer display (컄 page 151).
Tachometer
The red marking on the tachometer denotes excessive engine speed.
! Avoid driving at excessive engine speeds, as
it may result in serious engine damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
To help protect the engine, the fuel supply
is interrupted if the engine is operated
within the red marking.
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Instrument cluster
Outside temperature indicator
Warning!
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The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose.
Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road surface is free of ice. The road may still be icy,
especially in wooded areas or on bridges.
The outside temperature is displayed in
the instrument cluster (컄 page 26).
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The temperature sensor is located in the
front bumper area. Due to its location, the
sensor can be affected by road or engine
heat during idling or slow driving. This
means that the accuracy of the displayed
temperature can only be verified by comparison to a thermometer placed next to
the sensor, not by comparison to external
displays (e.g. bank signs etc.).
When moving the vehicle into colder ambient temperatures (e.g. when leaving your
garage), you will notice a delay before the
lower temperature is displayed.
A delay also occurs when ambient temperatures rise. This prevents inaccurate temperature indications caused by heat
radiated from the engine during idling or
slow driving.
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Control system
왔 Control system
The control system is activated as soon as
the SmartKey in the starter switch is
turned to position 1 or as soon as the
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button* is in
position 1. The control system enables you
to:
앫
call up information about your vehicle
앫
change vehicle settings
For example, you can use the control system to find out when your vehicle is next
due for service, to set the language for
messages in the instrument cluster display, and much more.
i The displays for the audio systems (radio,
CD player) will appear in English, regardless of
the language selected.
Warning!
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Multifunction display
A driver’s attention to the road and traffic
conditions must always be his/her primary
focus when driving.
For your safety and the safety of others, selecting features through the multifunction
steering wheel should only be done by the
driver when traffic and road conditions permit it to be done safely.
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
1 Outside temperature
2 Trip odometer
3 Automatic transmission program mode
4 Main odometer
5 Current gear selector lever position
The control system relays information to
the multifunction display.
Above illustration shows the standard
display.
For more information on menus displayed
in the multifunction display, see “Menus”
(컄 page 154).
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Multifunction steering wheel
The displays in the multifunction display
and the settings in the control system
(컄 page 151) 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
to dial
to redial
t to end a call
to reject an incoming call
4 Menu systems:
Press button
è for next menu
ÿ for previous menu
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5 Moving within a menu:
Press button
j for next display
k for previous display
Depending on the selected menu
(컄 page 154), pressing the buttons on the
multifunction steering wheel will alter what
is shown in the multifunction display.
The information available in the multifunction display is arranged in menus, each
containing a number of functions or submenus.
The individual functions are then found
within the relevant menu (radio or CD operations under AUDIO, for example). These
functions serve to call up relevant information or to customize the settings for your
vehicle.
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Control system
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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앫
If you press button è or ÿ repeatedly, you will pass through each
menu one after the other.
If you press button k or j repeatedly, you will pass through each
function display, one after the other, in
the current menu.
In the Settings menu, instead of functions
you will find a number of submenus for
calling up and changing settings. For instructions on using these submenus, see
the “Settings menu” section (컄 page 166).
The number of menus available in the system depends on which optional equipment
is installed in your vehicle.
The menus are described on the following
pages.
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Control system
Menus
154
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.
Controls in detail
Control system
Commands/submenus
Menus, submenus and functions
1
Menu 1
Menu 2
Menu 3
Menu 4
Menu 5
Standard display
AMG1
AUDIO
NAV*
Distronic*
(컄 page 157)
(컄 page 157)
(컄 page 161)
(컄 page 163)
(컄 page 163)
Digital speedometer
Engine oil temperature
Selecting radio station
Calling up maintenance
system display
Vehicle supply voltage
Selecting satellite radio
station*
Show route guidance in- Calling up settings
structions, current direction traveled
RACETIMER
Operating CD player
Overall analysis
Lap analysis
AMG vehicles only.
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Commands/submenus
Control system
Menu 6
Menu 7
Menu 8
Menu 9
Vehicle status message memory1
Settings
Trip computer
TEL*
(컄 page 164)
(컄 page 166)
(컄 page 179)
(컄 page 181)
Calling up vehicle malfunction, warning and
system status messages
stored in memory
Resetting to factory set- Fuel consumption statis- Loading phone book
tings
tics since start
Instrument cluster submenu
Fuel consumption statis- Searching for name in
tics since the last reset phone book
Time/Date submenu
Resetting fuel consumption statistics
Lighting submenu
Distance to empty
Vehicle submenu
Convenience submenu
1
The vehicle status message memory menu is only displayed if there is a message stored.
i The headings used in the menus table are
designed to facilitate navigation within the system and are not necessarily identical to those
shown in the control system displays.
The first function displayed in each menu will automatically show you which part of the system
you are in.
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Standard display menu
AMG menu
왘
i This function is only available in AMG vehi-
Press button k or j repeatedly
to select the functions in the standard
display menu.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Calling up digital speedometer
157
Calling up maintenance service
indicator
366
cles.
The main screen of the AMG menu shows
you the gear currently engaged as well as
the engine oil temperature.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the AMG menu appears.
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the digital speedometer appears
in the multifunction display.
Function
Page
Vehicle supply voltage
158
RACETIMER
158
Overall analysis
160
Lap analysis
160
i If the engine reaches the overspeed range in
the manual shift program, the menu will be
shown in red. In addition, you will see UP next to
gear indicator 1 as a reminder to upshift.
Display digital speedometer
왘
Use buttons k or j to select the following functions in the AMG menu:
1 Gear indicator
2 Engine oil temperature
i The engine oil temperature symbol flashes if
the engine oil temperature has not yet reached
80°C. During this time, avoid driving at full engine speed.
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Vehicle supply voltage
왘
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the AMG menu appears.
Press button j repeatedly until you
see the vehicle supply voltage.
1 Gear indicator
2 Vehicle supply voltage
RACETIMER
Warning!
G
The RACETIMER feature is only for use on
roads and in conditions where high speed
driving is permitted. Racing on public roads
is prohibited under all circumstances and
the driver is and must always remain responsible for following posted speed limits.
The RACETIMER allows you to time and
save driving stretches in hours, minutes
and seconds.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the AMG menu.
왘
Press button j repeatedly until you
see the RACETIMER.
1 Gear indicator
2 RACETIMER
3 Lap
i You can start the RACETIMER when the
engine is running or the starter switch is in
position 2 (컄 page 37).
i While the RACETIMER is being displayed,
you cannot adjust the volume using
buttons æ or ç.
Starting the RACETIMER
왘
Press button æ.
The timer starts.
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Displaying intermediate time
Saving lap time and starting a new lap
왘
i You can save up to nine laps.
Press button ç while the timer is
running.
왘
Press button ç while the timer is
running. The intermediate time will be
shown for 5 seconds.
왘
Press button ç within the next
5 seconds.
The intermediate time is shown for
5 seconds.
Stopping the RACETIMER
왘
Press button æ.
The timer stops.
i When you stop the vehicle and turn the
Smartkey to position 1 (컄 page 38) or, in vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*, turn off the engine and
do not open the driver’s door, the RACETIMER
stops timing. Timing is resumed when you
switch the ignition back on (컄 page 38) or
restart the engine (컄 page 52) and then press
the æ button.
The intermediate time shown will be
saved as a lap time.
1 Gear indicator
2 RACETIMER
3 Best lap time
4 Lap number
The RACETIMER begins timing the new
lap. The new lap begins to be timed as
soon as the intermediate time is called
up.
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Control system
Resetting current lap
Overall analysis
Lap analysis
왘
i These functions are only available if you
have saved at least one lap and have stopped the
RACETIMER.
i These functions are only available if you
have saved at least two laps and have stopped
the RACETIMER.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the AMG menu.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the AMG menu.
왘
Press button j repeatedly until you
see the overall analysis.
왘
Press button j repeatedly until you
see the lap analysis.
Press button æ while the timer is
running.
The timer stops.
왘
Press button ç.
The lap time is reset to “0”.
Deleting all laps
i It is not possible to delete a single saved lap.
왘
Press button æ while the timer is
running.
The timer stops.
왘
Press the reset button twice
(컄 page 27).
왘
Press button æ.
The timer starts. The saved laps are deleted.
i When you switch off the engine, the
RACETIMER will be reset to “0” after
30 seconds. All laps are deleted.
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1 Overall analysis of RACETIMER
2 Overall driving time
3 Maximum speed
4 Overall distance driven
5 Average speed
1 Lap number
2 Lap time
3 Maximum speed
4 Lap length
5 Average speed during lap
왘
Press button j or k to see other
lap analyses.
i Each lap is shown in its own submenu. The
fastest lap is indicated by flashing symbol 1.
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Control system
AUDIO menu
Selecting radio station
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.
왘
왘
Turn on COMAND and select radio. Refer to separate COMAND operating instructions.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the currently tuned station in the multifunction display.
Selecting satellite radio station*
(USA only)
The satellite radio is treated as a radio application.
왘
Select SAT radio with the corresponding softkey in the radio menu.
The following functions are available:
Function
Page
Selecting radio station
161
Selecting satellite radio station* 161
Operating CD player
162
1 Waveband setting
2 Station frequency
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired station is found.
i You can only store new stations using the
1 SAT mode and preset number
2 Setting for station selection using
memory
3 Channel name or number
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired channel is found.
컄컄
corresponding feature on the radio, see separate
operating instructions.
You can also operate the radio in the usual manner.
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컄컄 i Additional optional satellite radio equipment
and a subscription to satellite radio service provider are required for satellite radio operation.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
for details and availability for your vehicle.
For more information, refer to separate
COMAND operating instructions.
Operating CD player
i The COMAND system and the CD changer
can play audio CDs as well as MP3-CDs.
Selecting CD track
왘
Turn on COMAND and select CD or
CD changer. Refer to separate
COMAND operating instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the CD currently
being played appear in the multifunction display.
1 Current CD (for CD changer)
2 Current track
왘
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Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired track is selected.
i To select a CD from the CD changer magazine, press a number on the COMAND system
key pad located in the center console.
Selecting MP3-CD track
왘
Turn on COMAND and select MP3-CD.
Refer to separate COMAND operating
instructions.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the settings for the MP3-CD currently being played appear in the multifunction display.
1 MP3 mode
2 Current track
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the desired track is selected.
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Control system
i Level of information displayed will vary depending on the information contained on the
MP3-CD insert in the single CD player of the
COMAND system.
To select a MP3-CD from the CD changer magazine, press a number on the COMAND system
key pad located in the center console.
NAV* menu
Distronic* menu
The NAV menu contains the functions
needed to operate your navigation system.
Use the Distronic menu to display the current settings for your Distronic system.
What information is shown in the multifunction display depends on whether the
Distronic system is active or inactive.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see the message NAV 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 “Driving systems” section of this manual (컄 page 252) for instructions on how to activate Distronic.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see one of the following two
pictures in the multifunction display.
Please refer to the COMAND manual for instructions on how to activate the route
guidance system.
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Distronic deactivated
Distronic activated
When Distronic is deactivated, you will see
the standard display in the multifunction
display.
With Distronic activated, the Distronic
display is shown in the multifunction display and one or two segments around the
set speed are illuminated in the
speedometer.
1 Vehicle ahead, if detected
2 Actual distance to vehicle ahead
3 Preset distance threshold to vehicle
ahead
4 Your vehicle
5 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
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Vehicle status message memory menu
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.
The vehicle status message memory menu
only appears if there are any messages
stored.
1 Distronic activated
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Warning!
G
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 396).
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the vehicle status message memory appears in the multifunction display.
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:
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 396).
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.
i 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 396).
If the vehicle status message memory
menu does not appear, then there are
no messages stored.
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Settings menu
In the Settings menu there are two functions:
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앫
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The function To reset: Press reset
button for 3 seconds, with which you
can reset all the settings to the original
factory settings.
A collection of submenus with which
you can make individual settings for
your vehicle.
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until the Settings menu is seen in the
multifunction display.
The following settings and submenus are
available in the Settings menu:
Resetting all settings
Function
Page
You can reset all the functions of all submenus to the factory settings.
Resetting all settings
166
왘
Submenus in the Settings menu 167
Instrument cluster submenu
169
Time/date submenu
171
Lighting submenu
173
Vehicle submenu
176
Convenience submenu
178
Press the reset button in the instrument cluster (컄 page 148) for approximately 3 seconds.
In the multifunction display you will see
the request to press the reset button
again to confirm.
왘
Press the reset button again.
The functions of all the submenus will
reset to factory settings.
i 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.
For safety reasons, the Headlamp mode function in the Lighting submenu is not reset while
driving.
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Submenus in the Settings menu
왘
Press button j.
In the multifunction display you see the
collection of the submenus.
왘
Press button ç.
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.
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
Lighting
Vehicle
Convenience
(컄 page 169)
(컄 page 171)
(컄 page 173)
(컄 page 176)
(컄 page 178)
Selecting speedometer display Synchronizing the time
mode
Setting daytime running Setting automatic
lamp mode (USA only) locking
Selecting language
Setting the time (hours)
Setting locator lighting Audio search function Setting parking position for exterior rear
view mirror1
Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature)
for status line
Setting the time (minutes) Ambient lighting
Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature)
for basic display
Setting the date (month)
Setting headlamps delayed shut-off
Setting the date (day)
Setting interior lighting
delayed shut-off
Setting the date (year)
1
If equipped.
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Activate easy-entry/exit feature
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Instrument cluster submenu
Selecting speedometer display mode
Selecting language
Access the Instr. cluster submenu via
the Settings menu. Use the Instr. cluster submenu to change the instrument
cluster display settings. The following
functions are available:
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Display unit
Speed-/odometer appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Language appears in
the multifunction display.
Function
Page
Selecting speedometer display
mode
169
Selecting language
169
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Selecting display (speed display 170
or outside temperature) for status line display
Selecting display (speed display 170
or outside temperature) for basic
display
왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to set
speedometer unit to km or miles.
Press button æ or ç to select
the language to be used for the multifunction display messages.
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Available languages:
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German
앫
English
앫
French
앫
Italian
앫
Spanish
앫
Dutch
앫
Danish
앫
Swedish
앫
Portuguese
앫
Turkish
앫
Russian
Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature) for status line display
Selecting display (speed display or outside temperature) for basic display
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Instr.
cluster submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Status line display appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Basic display appears in the multifunction display.
i Russian is available for Canada vehicles
only.
왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
the status line to Speed or Outside
temp..
i You will see the status indicator when you
have called up a different display from the standard display.
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The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Press button æ or ç to select
the display permanently shown in the
multifunction display.
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Time/Date submenu
Synchronizing the time
Setting the time (hours)
Access the Time/Date submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Time/Date submenu to change the time and date display
settings. The following functions are available:
This function can only be seen on vehicles
with COMAND and navigation module*.
This function can only be seen when time
synchronization is switched off.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
Function
Page
왘
171
Setting the time (hours)
171
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Time, synchroniz.
with Head Unit appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Synchronizing the time
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Time, hours Press
R to confirm appears in the multifunction display.
Setting the time (minutes)
172
Setting the date (month)
172
Setting the date (day)
172
Setting the date (year)
173
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
The selection marker is on the hour setting.
i Information on setting the time, refer to separate COMAND instructions.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
hours.
왘
Confirm by pressing reset button
(컄 page 148).
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Setting the time (minutes)
Setting the date (month)
Setting the date (day)
This function can only be seen when time
synchronization is switched off.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
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 Set date Month appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Set date Day 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 Time, minute(s)
Press R to confirm appears in the
multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the month
setting.
The selection marker is on the day setting.
The selection marker is on the minute
setting.
왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
minutes.
왘
Confirm by pressing reset button
(컄 page 148).
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Press button æ or ç to set the
month.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
day.
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Setting the date (year)
Lighting submenu
왘
Access the Lighting submenu via the Settings menu. Use the Lighting submenu
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Time/Date
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Set date Year appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the year setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to set the
year.
to change the lamp and lighting settings on
your vehicle. The following functions are
available:
Function
Page
Setting daytime running lamp
mode (USA only)
173
Setting locator lighting
174
Setting ambient lighting
175
Setting headlamps delayed
shut-off
175
Setting interior lighting delayed
shut-off
176
Setting daytime running lamp mode
(USA only)
i This function is not available in countries
where the daytime running lamp mode is mandatory and therefore in a constant mode.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Headlamp mode appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
manual operation (manual) or daytime
running lamp mode (constant) activated.
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컄컄 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.
In low ambient light conditions the following lamps will switch on additionally:
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
For more information on the daytime running lamp mode, see “Lighting”
(컄 page 137).
i For safety reasons, resetting the Lighting
submenu to factory settings while driving
(컄 page 166) will not deactivate the daytime
running lamp mode.
The following message appears in the multifunction display: Lighting - Cannot be completely reset to factory settings
while driving.
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Setting locator lighting
왘
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 using button Πon the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*:
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
The locator lighting switches off when the
driver’s door is opened.
If you do not open a door after unlocking
the vehicle with the SmartKey, the lamps
will switch off automatically after approximately 40 seconds.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Function Surround
lighting appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
the locator lighting function On or Off.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U when exiting the vehicle.
The locator lighting feature is activated.
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Setting ambient lighting
Use this function to adjust the brightness
of the ambient lighting.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Ambient light level appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired brightness of the ambient
lighting.
The setting 1 represents the darkest
level and setting 5 the brightest level.
The ambient light is switched off at setting 0.
Setting night security illumination
(Headlamps delayed shut-off)
Use this function to set whether you would
like the exterior lamps to remain on for
15 seconds during darkness after exiting
the vehicle and closing all doors.
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Headlamps delayed
shut-off appears in the multifunction
display.
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:
앫
Parking lamps
앫
Tail lamps
앫
License plate lamps
앫
Side marker lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
If after turning off the engine you do not
open a door or do not close an opened
door, the lamps will automatically switch
off after 60 seconds.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
Headlamps delayed shut-off On or
Off.
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position U before turning off the engine.
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컄컄 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.
Setting interior lighting delayed shut-off
Vehicle submenu
Use this function to set whether you would
like the interior lighting to remain on for
10 seconds during darkness after you have
removed the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
Access the Vehicle submenu via the Settings menu. Use the Vehicle submenu to
make general vehicle settings. The following function is available:
왘
왘
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Press the KEYLESS-GO start/stop button on the gear selector lever
(컄 page 39).
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Lighting
submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Interior lighting
delayed shut-off appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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Setting automatic locking
176
Audio search function
177
Setting automatic locking
Use this function to activate or deactivate
the automatic central locking. With the automatic central locking system activated,
the vehicle is centrally locked at vehicle
speeds of approximately 9 mph
(15 km/h).
왘
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
Interior lighting delayed shut-off
On or Off.
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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
locking appears in the multifunction
display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
Automatic door locking On or Off.
Setting station selection mode
Use the Audio search function to select
the manual or memory station selection
mode for the radio (컄 page 161).
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to the Vehicle
submenu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Audio search function appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button æ or ç to select
the desired station selection mode.
You can select:
앫
frequenc.
앫
memory selects next stored station
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
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Convenience submenu
Access the Convenience submenu via the
Settings menu. Use the Convenience submenu to change the settings for a number
of convenience features. The following
functions are available:
Function
Page
Activating easy-entry/exit feature
178
Setting parking position for exte- 179
rior rear view mirror1
1
Warning!
Use this function to activate and deactivate the easy-entry/exit feature
(컄 page 46).
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Easy-entry function appears in the multifunction display.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
To stop steering wheel movement, do one of
the following:
앫
Move steering column stalk
(컄 page 45).
앫
Press one of the memory position buttons (컄 page 135).
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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You must make sure no one can become
trapped or injured by the moving steering
wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is
activated.
If equipped.
Activating easy-entry/exit feature
G
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to
the Convenience submenu.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
Easy-entry function On or Off.
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Setting parking position for exterior rear
view mirror
왘
Depending on production date, your vehicle may not be equipped with this function.
The selection marker is on the current
setting.
Use the Mirror adjust. parking aid
function to select whether the passengerside 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 200).
왘
Move the selection marker with
button æ or ç to
the Convenience submenu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Mirror adjust.
parking aid appears in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button æ or ç to switch
Mirror adjust. parking aid On or
Off.
Trip computer menu
Use the trip computer menu to call up statistical data on your vehicle. The following
information is available:
Function
Page
Fuel consumption statistics
since start
180
Fuel consumption statistics
since last reset
180
Resetting fuel consumption
statistics
180
Distance to empty
181
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Fuel consumption statistics since start
Fuel consumption since last reset
Resetting fuel consumption statistics
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
trip computer menu.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
trip computer menu.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
trip computer menu.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message From start appears
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Since reset appears
in the multifunction display:
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until you see the reading that you want
to reset in the multifunction display.
왘
Press and hold the reset button in the
instrument cluster (컄 page 26) until
the value is reset to 0.
1 Distance driven since start
2 Time elapsed since start
3 Average speed since start
4 Average fuel consumption since start
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
i 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.
Resetting will not occur if you turn the SmartKey
back to position 1 or 2 within this time period.
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Distance to empty
왘
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the first function of the
trip computer menu.
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the message Range: appears in
the multifunction display.
The calculated remaining driving range
based on the current fuel tank level appears in the multifunction display.
i If only very little fuel is left in the tank, a vehicle at the fuel pump is shown instead of the
range.
TEL* menu
Warning!
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury.
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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.
You can use the functions in the Tel menu
to operate your telephone, provided it is
connected to a hands-free system and
switched on.
왘
Switch on the telephone and COMAND.
왘
Press button ÿ or è on the
steering wheel repeatedly until the Tel
menu 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 in
the multifunction display is: TEL off.
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앫
If the telephone is on:
Answering a call
The telephone will then search for a
network. During this time the multifunction display is empty.
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, or if available, the caller ID
(number and name):
As soon as the telephone has found a
network, READY appears in the multifunction display.
Ending a call or rejecting an incoming
call
왘
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
왘
This standby message indicates that your
telephone is ready for use and you can operate it using the control system.
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Press button s.
You have answered the call. In the multifunction display you see the length of
the call.
Press button t.
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the Tel menu in the multifunction display.
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왘
Press button j or k.
The control system reads the phone
book which is stored in the telephone.
This may take several minutes. In the
multifunction display you will see the
message Please wait.
왘
Press button s.
Redialing
The system dials the selected phone
number.
The control system stores the most recently dialed phone numbers. This eliminates
the need to search through your entire
phone book.
앫
When the message Please wait disappears, the phone book has been loaded.
왘
If the connection is successful, the
name of the party you are calling
and the duration of the call will appear in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button ÿ or è repeatedly
until you see the Tel menu in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button s.
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.
i 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.
In the multifunction display you see the
first number in the redial memory.
앫
If no connection is made, the control system stores the dialed number in the redial memory.
왘
Press button j or k repeatedly
until the desired name appears in the
multifunction display.
왘
Press button s.
The control system dials the selected
phone number.
Cancel the quick search mode by pressing
button t.
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Automatic transmission
For more information on driving with an
automatic transmission, see “Automatic
transmission” (컄 page 52).
Your vehicle’s transmission adapts its gear
shifting process to your individual driving
style by continually adjusting the shift
points up or down. These shift point adjustments are performed based on current
operating and driving conditions.
If the operating conditions change, the
automatic transmission reacts by
adjusting its shift program.
i During the brief warm-up, transmission
upshifting is delayed. This allows the catalytic
converter (gasoline engine) or oxidation catalyst
(diesel engine) to heat up more quickly to operating temperature.
Warning!
G
Make sure that absolutely no objects are obstructing the pedals’ range of movement.
Keep the driver’s footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in
the footwell, make sure that the pedals still
have sufficient clearance.
Gear selector lever
The gear selector lever is located on the
lower part of the center console.
During sudden driving or braking maneuvers
the objects could get caught between the
pedals. You could then no longer brake or
accelerate. This could lead to accidents and
injury.
Gearshift pattern for automatic
transmission
P Park position
R Reverse gear
N Neutral
D Drive position
i The current gear selector lever position P,
R, N or D appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 186).
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Warning!
G
It is dangerous to shift the gear selector
lever out of park position P or neutral
position N if the engine speed is higher than
idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the
brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate
quickly forward or reverse. You could lose
control of the vehicle and hit someone or
something. Only shift into gear when the
engine is idling normally and when your right
foot is firmly on the brake pedal.
An additional indication of the current gear
selector lever position can be found on the
cover of the shifting-gate.
The indicators come on when you activate
a switch (e.g. unlocking the vehicle or
opening a door) and go out after approximately 15 minutes.
Shifting procedure
The automatic transmission selects individual gears automatically, depending on:
앫
앫
gear selector lever position D
(컄 page 186) with gear ranges
(컄 page 189)
the selected program mode:
(C/S) (컄 page 190)
or
(M/C/S) (E 63 AMG only)
(컄 page 194)
앫
the position of the accelerator pedal
(컄 page 188)
앫
the vehicle speed
! 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 park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extended
period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
When the gear selector lever is in drive
position D, you can influence transmission
shifting by:
앫
limiting the gear range
앫
changing gears manually
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Gear selector lever positions
The current gear selector lever position
appears in the multifunction display.
1 Current gear selector lever position
Effect
ì Park position
Gear selector lever position
when the vehicle is parked. Place
gear selector lever in park
position P only when vehicle is
stopped. The park position is not
intended to serve as a brake
when the vehicle is parked.
Rather, the driver should always
set the parking brake in addition
to placing the gear selector lever
in park position P to secure the
vehicle.
Effect
The SmartKey can only be
removed from the starter switch
with the gear selector lever in
park position P. With the
SmartKey removed, the gear
selector lever is locked in park
position P.
If the vehicle’s electrical system
is malfunctioning, the gear
selector lever could remain
locked in park position P
(컄 page 438).
í Reverse gear
Place gear selector lever in
position R only when vehicle is
stopped.
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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 neutral
position N while driving.
If the ESP® is deactivated or
malfunctioning:
Move gear selector lever to neutral position N only if the vehicle
is in danger of skidding, e.g. on
icy roads.
ê Drive
The transmission shifts
automatically. All forward gears
are available.
! Coasting the vehicle, or driving for any other
reason with gear selector lever in neutral
position 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 park
position P is dangerous. Also, park
position P alone is not intended to or capable of preventing your vehicle from moving,
possibly hitting people or objects.
Warning!
G
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. Children could move the
gear selector lever from park position P,
which could result in an accident and/or
serious personal injury.
Always set the parking brake in addition to
shifting to park position P (컄 page 62).
When parked on an incline, turn the front
wheels towards the road curb.
Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
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Driving tips
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:
Accelerator position
왘
Leave the transmission in gear.
Your driving style influences the
transmission’s shifting behavior:
왘
Hold the vehicle with the brake.
Less throttle
Earlier upshifting
When you stop for a longer period of time
with the engine idling and/or on a hill:
More throttle
Later upshifting
Kickdown
Use kickdown when you want maximum
acceleration.
왘
Press the accelerator past the point of
resistance.
Depending on the engine speed the
transmission shifts into a lower gear.
왘
Ease on the accelerator when you have
reached the desired speed.
The transmission shifts up again.
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왘
Set the parking brake.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
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 park position P. Otherwise the vehicle
could roll away.
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Automatic transmission
Gear ranges
The selected gear range appears in the
multifunction display.
With the gear selector lever in drive
position D and driving in program mode C
or S (컄 page 190), you can select a gear
range for the automatic transmission to
operate within.
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.
Gear selector lever (컄 page 191):
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+).
Steering wheel gearshift control*
(컄 page 192):
You can limit the gear range by pulling the
left gearshift paddle on the steering wheel
gearshift control, and reverse the gear
range limit by pulling the right gearshift
paddle on the steering wheel gearshift
control.
Effect
ç The transmission shifts through
second gear only.
1 Current gear range
Allows the use of engine’s
braking power when driving
앫
on steep downgrades
ï The transmission shifts through
앫
in mountainous regions
sixth gear only (applies to
vehicles with 7-speed automatic
transmission only).
앫
under extreme operating
conditions
Effect
î The transmission shifts through
fifth gear only (applies to
vehicles with 7-speed automatic
transmission only).
æ The transmission operates in
first gear only.
For maximum use of engine’s
braking effect on very steep or
lengthy downgrades.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Automatic shift program
The selected program mode appears in the
multifunction display.
The program mode selector switch is
located on the lower part of the center
console.
Program mode selector switch
(E 63 AMG only)
Program mode selector switch
C Comfort
For comfort driving
S Sport
For standard driving
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M Manual
For manual gear shifting
(컄 page 194)
C Comfort
For standard driving
S Sport
For sporty driving
1 Current program mode
! Never change the program mode when the
gear selector lever is out of park position P. This
could result in a change of driving characteristics
for which you may not be prepared.
i The last selected program mode (C or S) is
switched on when the engine is restarted.
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Automatic transmission
왘
Press program mode selector switch
repeatedly until the letter of the
desired program mode appears in the
multifunction display.
Select C for comfort driving
(E 63 AMG: for standard driving):
앫
앫
앫
The vehicle starts out in second
gear (both forward and reverse) for
gentler starts. This does not apply if
full throttle is applied or gear
range 1 is selected.
Traction and driving stability are
improved on icy roads.
Upshifts occur earlier even when
you give more gas. The engine then
operates at lower rpms and the
wheels are less likely to spin.
Select S for standard driving
(E 63 AMG: for sporty driving):
앫
The vehicle starts out in first gear.
앫
Upshifts occur later.
Gear selector lever one-touch
gearshifting
With the gear selector lever in drive position D and driving in program mode C or S,
you can limit or extend the gear range.
If your vehicle is equipped with manual
shift program M, you can use the gear
selector lever to manually shift the gears.
i For information on using the gear selector
lever in program mode M, see “Manual shift program E 63 AMG” (컄 page 194).
! 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 park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extended
period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Limiting gear range
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 left in the D- direction.
The transmission will shift to the next
lower gear as permitted by the shift
program. This action simultaneously
limits the gear range of the transmission (컄 page 189).
i To avoid overrevving the engine when downshifting, the transmission will not shift to a lower
gear if the engine’s max. speed would be
exceeded.
The following instructions describe operation of the gear selector lever when driving
in the automatic program mode C or S.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Extending gear range
Canceling gear range limit
왘
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the right in the D+ direction.
The transmission will shift to the next
higher gear as permitted by the shift
program. This action simultaneously
extends the gear range of the transmission.
i If you press on the accelerator when the engine has reached its rpm limit, the transmission
will upshift beyond any gear range limit selected.
Press and hold the gear selector lever
in the D+ direction until D reappears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 186).
The transmission will shift from the
current gear range directly to gear
range D.
Shifting into optimal gear range
왘
Press and hold the gear selector lever
in the D- direction.
The transmission will automatically
select the gear range suited for optimal
acceleration and deceleration. This will
involve shifting down one or more
gears.
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Steering wheel gearshift control
one-touch gearshifting*
Steering wheel gearshift control is available on vehicles with AMG-Sport Package*
and E 63 AMG only.
With the gear selector lever in drive
position D and driving in program mode C
or S, you can limit or extend the gear
range.
If your vehicle is equipped with manual
shift program M, you can use the steering
wheel gearshift control to manually shift
the gears.
i For information on using the steering wheel
gearshift control in program mode M, see “Manual shift program E 63 AMG” (컄 page 194).
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Automatic transmission
! Allow engine to warm up under low load use.
Do not place full load on the engine until the
operating temperature has been reached.
Limiting gear range
Warning!
Shift into reverse gear R or park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped.
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.
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.
Gearshift paddles
(example illustration E 63 AMG)
1 Left shift paddle: limiting gear range or
downshift (in program mode M)
2 Right shift paddle: extending gear
range or upshift (in program mode M)
i You cannot shift with the steering wheel
gearshift paddles when the gear selector lever is
in position P, N or R.
The following instructions describe operation of the steering wheel gearshift control
when driving in the automatic program
mode C or S.
왘
Briefly pull left shift paddle 1.
The transmission will shift to the next
lower gear as permitted by the shift
program. This action simultaneously
limits the gear range of the transmission (컄 page 189).
i To avoid overrevving the engine when downshifting, the transmission will not shift to a lower
gear if the engine’s max. speed would be
exceeded.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
Extending gear range
Canceling gear range limit
왘
왘
Briefly pull right shift paddle 2.
The transmission will shift to the next
higher gear as permitted by the shift
program. This action simultaneously
extends the gear range of the transmission.
Pull and hold right shift paddle 2
until D reappears in the multifunction
display (컄 page 186).
The transmission will shift from the
current gear range directly to gear
range D.
i If you press on the accelerator when the en- Shifting into optimal gear range
gine has reached its rpm limit, the transmission
will upshift beyond any gear range limit selected.
왘
Pull and hold left shift paddle 1.
The transmission will automatically
select the gear range suited for optimal
acceleration and deceleration. This will
involve shifting down one or more
gears.
Manual shift program E 63 AMG
In addition to the automatic shift
program C or S, your vehicle is equipped
with the manual shift program M.
In the manual program mode M,
system-controlled automatic gearshifting
is switched off and you need to change the
gears by manually upshifting or downshifting using the steering wheel gearshift
paddles (컄 page 193) or the gear selector
lever.
! 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 park position P only
when the vehicle is stopped.
Avoid spinning of a drive wheel for an extended
period when driving off on slippery road
surfaces. This may cause serious damage to the
drivetrain which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
The program mode selector switch is
located on the lower part of the center
console.
Activating manual shift program
Upshifting
왘
! In the manual program mode M, the transmission will not upshift, even if the engine has
reached its overrevving range. Shift up to the
next gear before the engine has reached its overrevving range. Make absolutely certain that the
engine speed does not reach the red marking on
the tachometer (컄 page 26). Otherwise the
engine could be damaged which is not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Press program mode selector switch
repeatedly until the M for manual program mode M appears in the multifunction display.
The transmission switches to the
manual program mode M. Automatic
shifting is switched off. The gear range
is not limited.
Program mode selector switch
M Manual
For manual gear shifting
C Comfort
For standard driving
S Sport
For sporty driving
The selected program mode appears in the
multifunction display (컄 page 190).
i For information on automatic program
modes C or S, see “Automatic shift program”
(컄 page 190), “Gear selector lever one-touch
gearshifting” (컄 page 191), and “Steering wheel
gearshift control one-touch gearshifting*”
(컄 page 192).
You can change the gears manually when
the gear selector lever is in drive
position D. You can upshift or downshift
through the gears in succession.
i The manual program mode M will not be
stored. When the engine is turned off with the
manual program mode M selected, the transmission will go to the automatic program mode
(C or S) when the engine is restarted.
왘
Briefly press the gear selector lever to
the right in the D+ direction.
or
왘
Briefly pull right shift paddle 2
(컄 page 193).
The transmission shifts to the next
higher gear.
If, instead of the manual program mode
symbol M, the p symbol appears in the
multifunction display (컄 page 190), shift to
the next higher gear. The fuel supply will
otherwise be interrupted to prevent the
engine from overrevving.
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Controls in detail
Automatic transmission
If you have selected the AMG menu in the
control system and you are driving in the
manual program mode M, upshift
indicator 2 in the multifunction display
advises you to upshift before the engine
reaches the overspeed range. Thus you
can drive at the maximum engine speed for
each gear without overrevving the engine.
Downshifting
Warning!
Kickdown
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 left in the D- direction.
or
1 Gear indicator
2 Upshift indicator
왘
Shift to the next higher gear.
The fuel supply will otherwise be interrupted to prevent the engine from overrevving.
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왘
Briefly pull left shift paddle 1
(컄 page 193).
The transmission shifts to the next
lower gear.
i When you brake or stop, the transmission
shifts down to a gear from which you can easily
accelerate or take off.
Using the kickdown when driving in the
manual program mode M is not possible.
Deactivating manual shift program
왘
Press the program mode selector
switch (컄 page 195) repeatedly
until C or S appears in the multifunction
display.
or
왘
Restart the engine.
The transmission will go to the
automatic program mode (C or S).
The manual program mode M is not
stored.
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Automatic transmission
Emergency operation
(Limp-Home Mode)
If vehicle acceleration becomes less responsive or sluggish or the transmission
no longer shifts, the transmission is most
likely operating in limp-home (emergency
operation) mode. In this mode only second
gear and reverse gear can be selected.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to park
position P.
왘
Turn off the engine.
왘
Wait at least 10 seconds before
restarting.
왘
Restart the engine.
왘
Move the gear selector lever to
position D (for second gear) or
position 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 windshield wipers, see
“Windshield wipers” (컄 page 58).
Headlamp cleaning system*
The button is located on the left side of the
dashboard.
i The headlamps will automatically be
Rear view mirrors
cleaned when you have
앫
switched on the headlamps
and
앫
operated the windshield wipers with windshield washer fluid fifteen times
When you switch off the ignition, the counter resets.
For information on filling up the washer
reservoir, see “Windshield washer system
and headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 332).
For more information on setting the rear
view mirrors, see “Mirrors” (컄 page 47).
Auto-dimming 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
1 Headlamp cleaning button
The rear view mirrors will not react if
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
앫
reverse gear R is engaged
왘
Press button 1.
앫
the interior lighting is turned on
The headlamps are cleaned with a
high-pressure water jet.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Warning!
G
Warning!
G
The auto-dimming function does not react if
incoming light is not aimed directly at the
sensors in the interior rear view mirror.
In case of an accident, liquid electrolyte may
escape from the mirror housing if the mirror
glass breaks.
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.
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.
Light hitting the mirror(s) at certain angles
(incident light) could blind you. As a result,
you may not be able to observe traffic conditions and could cause an accident.
Warning!
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 be completely removed only while in the liquid state by applying
plenty of water.
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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 to the stored position.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Make sure you have stored a parking
position for the passenger-side exterior
rear view mirror (컄 page 136).
왘
The buttons are located on the driver’s
door.
Vehicles equipped with Mirror
adjust. parking aid function in the
Convenience submenu (컄 page 179):
Make sure the Mirror adjust. parking aid function in the Convenience
submenu of the control system is
switched to On.
1 Driver’s side exterior rear view mirror
button
2 Adjustment button
3 Passenger-side exterior rear view
mirror button
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왘
Press button 3 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 will be turned downward to the
stored position.
The 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 driver’s side mirror.
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Good visibility
Sun visors
The sun visors protect you from sun glare
while driving.
Warning!
G
Do not use the vanity mirror while driving.
Keep the mirrors in the sun visors closed
while vehicle is in motion. Reflected glare
can endanger you and others.
왘
Swing sun visor 1 down when you experience glare.
1 Sun visor
2 Vanity mirror
3 Mirror cover
4 Mirror lamp
왘
To use the vanity mirror 2, lift up the
mirror cover 3.
i If sun visor 1 is disengaged from
mounting 7 with mirror cover 3 open, mirror
lamp 4 will switch off.
5 Sun visor
6 Additional visor*
7 Mounting
If sunlight enters through a side window:
왘
Disengage sun visor 5 from
mounting 7.
왘
Pivot sun visor 5 to the side.
왘
Adjust the sun visor 5 by pushing or
pulling in direction of arrows.
i Close mirror cover 3 (if open) before you
disengage the sun visor 5 from mounting 7
and pivot it to the side.
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Controls in detail
Good visibility
Rear window sunshade*
Warning!
G
Roller sunblind* in the rear doors
(Canada only)
The switch is located in the center console.
When operating the rear window sunshade,
be sure that there is no danger of anyone being harmed by the raising or lowering procedure.
The raising or lowering procedure can be immediately halted by briefly pressing
switch 1. To reverse direction of movement, press switch 1 again.
1 Rear window sunshade switch
왘
Warning!
G
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Always raise the sunshade fully for its support against the window frame.
왘
Press switch 1 briefly to raise the sunshade.
왘
Press switch 1 briefly to lower the
sunshade.
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When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s
unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
왘
Pull the roller sunblind out using the
hooks.
왘
Attach the hooks at the top.
! Always guide the sunblind by hand. Do not
let it snap back, as the retractor could be damaged.
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Good visibility
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
Any accumulation of snow and ice should be
removed from the rear window before
driving. Visibility could otherwise be
impaired, endangering you and others.
왘
Activating
Deactivating
왘
왘
Press button 1 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 222) or button F
(컄 page 207) or (컄 page 223) on the
respective climate control panel.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
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.
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
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Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
(only available on E 320 BLUETEC,
E 350, E 350 4MATIC)
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Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
1 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
2 Left center air vent, adjustable
i For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders
for the center air vents and side air vents to the
middle position.
3 Cockpit air vent, fixed (Canada only)
4 Right center air vent, adjustable
5 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
6 Right side defroster air vent, fixed
7 Right side air vent, adjustable
8 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right side air vent
9 Climate control panel
a Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left side air vent
b Left side air vent, adjustable
c Left side defroster air vent, fixed
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Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
USA only
1 Temperature control, driver’s side
6 Rear window defroster
b Decreasing air volume
2 Front defroster
7 Temperature control, passenger side
c Air recirculation
3 Increasing air volume
8 MAX COOL on/off
4 Display
9 AC cooling on/off
d Air distribution and air volume
(automatic, manual)
5 Air distribution
a Climate control on/off
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Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Canada only
1 Temperature control, driver’s side
6 Rear window defroster
b Decreasing air volume
2 Front defroster
7 Temperature control, passenger side
c Air recirculation
3 Increasing air volume
8 Residual heat/ventilation
4 Display
9 AC cooling on/off
d Air distribution and air volume
(automatic, manual)
5 Air distribution
a Climate control on/off
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Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
The climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. You can operate
the climate control system in either the automatic or manual mode. The system cools
or heats the interior depending on the selected interior temperature and the current outside temperature.
Warning!
G
When operating the climate control, the air
that enters the passenger compartment
through the air vents can be very hot or very
cold (depending on the set temperature).
This may cause burns or frostbite to unprotected skin in the immediate area of the air
vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the
air vents. If necessary, use the air distribution control (컄 page 206) 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.
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.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the A/C mode is deactivated
(컄 page 217).
If the vehicle interior is hot, ventilate the interior
before driving off, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 239). The climate control will then
adjust the interior temperature to the set value
much faster.
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.
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
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Deactivating the climate control
system
Warning!
G
When the climate control 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, impairing visibility and endangering
you and others.
i To switch the system on, you can also press
Activating
another button, with the exception of 1 or
F.
왘
Operating the climate control system
in automatic mode
In automatic mode, cooling with dehumidify is
switched on. This function can be switched off.
Deactivating
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207).
Reactivating
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) again.
The indicators for automatic air volume
and air distribution in display 4
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207) come
on. Air volume and air distribution are
automatically controlled.
i When operating the climate control system
in automatic mode, you will only rarely need to
adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
Warning!
G
If you switch off the cooling function the
windows can fog up more quickly. Window
fogging may impair visibility and endanger
you and others.
Press button U (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) while the engine is running.
왘
Use temperature controls 1 and 7
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207) to separately adjust the air temperature on
each side of the passenger compartment.
The temperature of the vehicle interior
is adjusted automatically.
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
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Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Deactivating
왘
Press button or Q
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207).
The AUTO indicator for air volume in the
display 4 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) goes out. The automatic
function for air volume is switched off,
and air volume is controlled according
to the desired setting. Automatic air
distribution remains switched on.
or
왘
Press air distribution button 5
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207).
The AUTO indicator for air distribution in
the display 4 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) goes out. The automatic
function for air distribution is switched
off, and air distribution is controlled according to the desired position. Automatic air volume remains switched on.
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Setting the temperature
Use temperature controls 1 and 7
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207) 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.
Increasing
왘
Turn temperature control 1 and/or
7 (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207)
slightly clockwise.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Decreasing
왘
Turn temperature control 1 and/or
7 (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207)
slightly counterclockwise.
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Adjusting air distribution
Use air distribution control rocker
switch 5 (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207) to
adjust the air distribution.
The following symbols are located in the
display 4 (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207):
왘
Use air distribution control rocker
switch 5 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) until the desired symbol
appears in the display 4 (컄 page 206)
or (컄 page 207).
Symbol
Function
b
Directs air into the entire
vehicle interior
c
Directs air to the windshield,
through the side air vents and
cockpit air vent (Canada only)
Z
Directs air to the windshield
and through the side air vents
X
Directs air to the windshield,
through the side air vents and
to the footwells
i The air volume continues to be controlled
Directs air through the cockpit
(Canada only), center, side and
rear passenger compartment
air vents
Opening the cockpit air vent (Canada
only) and center air vents
a
Y
d
Directs air to the footwells
Directs air to the footwells and
through the side air vents
The AUTO indicator for automatic air distribution in the display 4 goes out.
The automatic function for air distribution is switched off, and air distribution
is controlled according to the desired
setting.
according to the indicator in the display 4.
왘
Turn thumbwheels 1 and 5
(컄 page 204) upward.
The cockpit air vent 3 and the center
air vents 2 and 4 are open.
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Closing the cockpit air vent (Canada
only) and the center air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 1 and 5
(컄 page 204) downward.
The cockpit air vent 3 and the center
air vents 2 and 4 are closed.
Opening the side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 8 and a
(컄 page 204) upward.
The side air vents 7 and b are open.
Closing the side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 8 and a
(컄 page 204) downward.
The side air vents 7 and b are
closed.
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Adjusting air volume
Front defroster
Nine blower speeds are available.
You can use this setting to defrost the
windshield, for example if it is iced up.
You can also defog the windshield and the
windows.
왘
Press button to decrease
or Q to increase air volume
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207) to the
desired level.
The AUTO indicator for air volume in the
display 4 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) goes out. The automatic
function for air volume is switched off,
and air volume is controlled according
to the desired setting.
i The air distribution continues to be controlled according to the indicator in the
display 4.
i Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield or the windows are clear again.
Controls in detail
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Activating
Deactivating
Windshield fogged on the outside
왘
왘
i Keep this setting selected only until the
Press button 0 or
P (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The air conditioning switches
automatically to the following functions:
앫
cooling on to dehumidify
앫
maximum blowing and heating
power (depends on cooling
temperature)
앫
air flows onto the windshield and
the front side windows
앫
the air recirculation mode is
switched off
Press button 0 or
P (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207)
again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i The cooling remains switched on.
windshield is clear again.
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 58).
If the automatic air distribution is switched
off:
왘
Turn air distribution control 5 to a
or Y (컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207).
i If you have switched on the defrost function
using the 0 or P button, you cannot
make any other settings.
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Dual-zone automatic climate control
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
(USA only)
You can use this setting to provide the fastest possible cooling of the vehicle interior
(when windows and tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel* are closed).
Activating
왘
Press button 8 (컄 page 206).
MAX COOL appears in the display 4
(컄 page 206).
The air conditioning switches
automatically to the following functions:
앫
maximum cooling
앫
maximum blowing power
앫
the air recirculation mode is switched
on
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Deactivating
왘
Press button 8 (컄 page 206) again.
MAX COOL disappears in the display 4
(컄 page 206).
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i To switch the maximum cooling function off,
you can also press button ´, U, 0 or
1 (컄 page 206).
Air recirculation mode
Switch to air recirculation mode to prevent
unpleasant odors from entering the vehicle
from the outside (e.g. before a 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 217) is activated, or
press button 0 or P.
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Dual-zone automatic climate control
Activating
Deactivating
왘
왘
Briefly press button , (컄 page 206)
or (컄 page 207).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Press button , (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i The air recirculation mode is activated auto- i The air recirculation mode is deactivated aumatically at high outside temperatures.
tomatically:
The indicator lamp on button , is not lit when
the air recirculation mode is automatically
switched on.
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 quantity of outside air is added after approximately 30 minutes.
If you have turned off the air conditioning
(컄 page 217) or the outside temperature is below 41°F (5°C), the air recirculation mode will
not switch on automatically.
Air recirculation mode with convenience closing or opening feature
Warning!
G
Never operate the windows and tilt/sliding
sunroof or tilt/sliding panel* if there is the
possibility of anyone being harmed by the
opening or closing procedure.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the closing of the windows
can be immediately halted by pressing or
pulling the respective window switch. The
closing of the tilt/sliding sunroof can be immediately halted by moving the switch for
the tilt/sliding sunroof in any direction.
컄컄
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컄컄
Vehicles with panorama roof*:
When using the air recirculation mode with
convenience closing feature, should the upward movement of a window be blocked by
some obstruction including but not limited
to arms, hands, fingers, etc., the automatic
reversal feature will not operate.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the closing of the windows
and tilt/sliding panel can be immediately
halted by releasing the , button.
The closing of the windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof can be reversed by again pressing and holding the , button.
Convenience closing
Convenience opening
왘
왘
Press button , (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) for approximately
2 seconds.
The 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 indicator lamp on the button comes on. The air recirculation
mode is activated.
Press button , for approximately
2 seconds.
The windows and 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. The indicator lamp
on the button goes out. The air recirculation mode is deactivated.
i 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 has been
moved will remain in its current position if
button , is used to reopen the remaining
windows or tilt/sliding sunroof.
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Vehicles with panorama roof*
Convenience closing:
왘
Press and hold button ,
(컄 page 206) or (컄 page 207) until the
windows and the tilt/sliding panel are
closed or have reached the desired position. The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air recirculation mode is
activated.
Convenience opening:
왘
Press and hold button , until the
windows and the tilt/sliding panel are
opened or have reached the desired
position. The indicator lamp on the button goes out. The air recirculation
mode is deactivated.
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.
i Condensation may drip out from underneath
the vehicle. This is normal and not an indication
of a malfunction.
Warning!
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.
왘
Press button 2 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
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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Activating
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
Press button 2 (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207) again.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
Residual heat and ventilation
(Canada only)
With the engine switched off, it is possible
to continue to heat or ventilate the interior
for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes
use of the residual heat produced by the
engine.
i If you switch on the residual heat function
when temperatures are high, only the ventilation
will be switched on.
i Regardless of the selected air volume, the
Activating
왘
Switch off the ignition.
왘
Press button T (컄 page 207).
REST in the display 4 (컄 page 207)
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button T (컄 page 207) again.
REST in the display 4 (컄 page 207)
goes out.
! If the air conditioning cannot be turned on
blower operates at low speed.
i The residual heat is automatically turned off:
again, this indicates that the air conditioning is
losing refrigerant. The compressor has turned itself off.
i How long the system will provide heating de-
Have the air conditioning checked at the nearest
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
앫
when the ignition is switched on
pends on
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
the coolant temperature
앫
if the battery voltage drops
앫
the temperature set by the operator
앫
if the coolant temperature is too low
The blower will run at speed setting 1 regardless
of the air distribution control setting.
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Rear passenger compartment
adjustable air vents
The air vents for the rear passenger
compartment are located in the rear
center console.
Adjusting air distribution
왘
The air conditioning for the rear passenger
compartment is controlled via the climate
control panel (컄 page 206) or
(컄 page 207).
Move the slider for the left center air
vent 1 or right center air vent 2 to
the left, right, up or down.
The air flow is directed in the corresponding direction.
i For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders
i The temperature at the center air vents 1
and 2 for the rear passenger compartment is
nearly the same as at the dashboard center air
vents.
for the center air vents 1 and 2 upward.
Adjusting air volume
왘
1 Left center air vent, adjustable
2 Right center air vent, adjustable
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control for
right rear center air vent
4 Thumbwheel for air volume control for
left rear center air vent
Turn thumbwheel 3 or 4 up or down.
The air volume is increased or
decreased.
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4-zone automatic climate control
(only available on E 550, E 550 4MATIC,
E 63 AMG)
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4-zone automatic climate control
1 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left center air vent
2 Left center air vent, adjustable
i For draft-free ventilation, move the sliders
for the center air vents and side air vents to the
middle position.
3 Cockpit air vent, fixed (Canada only)
4 Right center air vent, adjustable
5 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right center air vent
6 Right side defroster air vent, fixed
7 Right side air vent, adjustable
8 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right side air vent
1 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for side air vent
2 Side air vent, adjustable
9 Climate control panel
a Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left side air vent
b Left side air vent, adjustable
c Left side defroster air vent, fixed
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USA only
1 Air distribution, driver’s side
7 Air distribution, passenger side
c Climate control on/off
2 Front defroster
8 Air distribution and air volume,
passenger side (automatic, manual)
d Decreasing air volume
9 AC cooling on/off
f Air recirculation
4 Display
a Rear air-conditioning remote control
5 Temperature rocker switch,
passenger side
b Increasing air volume
g Air distribution and air volume,
driver’s side (automatic, manual)
3 Temperature rocker switch, driver’s
side
6 Rear window defroster
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e MAX COOL on/off
Controls in detail
4-zone automatic climate control
Canada only
1 Air distribution, driver’s side
7 Air distribution, passenger side
c Climate control on/off
2 Front defroster
8 Air distribution and air volume,
passenger side (automatic, manual)
d Decreasing air volume
9 AC cooling on/off
f Air recirculation
4 Display
a Rear air-conditioning remote control
5 Temperature rocker switch,
passenger side
b Increasing air volume
g Air distribution and air volume,
driver’s side (automatic, manual)
3 Temperature rocker switch, driver’s
side
e Residual heat/ventilation
6 Rear window defroster
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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 burn or frostbite to unprotected skin in the immediate area of the air
vents. Always keep sufficient distance between unprotected parts of the body and the
air vents. If necessary, use the air distribution controls (컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223)
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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The climate control is a 4-zone intelligent
climate control system. Your vehicle interior is divided into 4 zones.
With the help of a sun sensor, the climate
control determines the relation of the sun
to the vehicle and automatically adjusts
the inside temperature for every individual
zone.
You can set the temperature for each of
the 4 zones separately.
The climate control is operational whenever the engine is running. It cools the vehicle’s interior according to the angle and
intensity of the sun’s rays, the outside temperature and the selected temperature.
You can operate the climate control system in either the automatic or manual
mode.
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4-zone automatic climate control
Nearly all dust particles, pollutants and
odors are filtered out before outside air enters the passenger compartment through
the air distribution system.
The air conditioning will not engage (no
cooling) if the A/C mode (컄 page 234) is
deactivated.
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 239). 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.
Deactivating the climate control
system
Warning!
G
When the climate control 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, impairing visibility and endangering
you and others.
Deactivating
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) until the display 4
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) is
cleared.
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4-zone automatic climate control
Reactivating
왘
Make sure the ignition is switched on.
왘
Press button ´ (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) again.
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i To switch the system on, you can also press
another button, with the exception of 1
(USA only) (컄 page 222) or F and T
(Canada only) (컄 page 223).
Operating the climate control system
in automatic mode
왘
i When operating the climate control system
in automatic mode, you will only rarely need to
adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
Warning!
G
i You can switch the automatic climate control system on and off for each side of the passenger compartment as desired.
Press one button U (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) while the engine is running.
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. AUTO appears in the
display 4 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223). The air volume and air
distribution are adjusted automatically.
In automatic mode, cooling with dehumidify is
switched on. This function can be switched off.
If you switch off the cooling function the
windows can fog up more quickly. Window
fogging may impair visibility and endanger
you and others.
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Activating
왘
Use temperature rocker switches 3
and 5 (컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223)
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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4-zone automatic climate control
Deactivating
왘
Press button or Q
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223).
The AUTO indicator in the display 4
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) goes
out. The automatic function for air volume is switched off, and air volume is
controlled according to the desired setting.
or
왘
Turn air distribution control 1 or 7
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) on each
side of the passenger compartment to
the desired symbol.
The indicator lamp on the corresponding button goes out. Automatic air distribution is switched off in the
corresponding zone, and air distribution is controlled according to the desired position.
Setting the temperature
Use temperature control rocker
switches 3 and 5 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) 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 adjusted temperature appears in the
display 4 (컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223).
The climate control will adjust to the set
temperature as fast as possible.
i You can also adjust the temperature in the
rear passenger compartment (컄 page 235).
i When operating the climate control system
Increasing
왘
Push top of temperature control rocker
switch 3 and/or 5 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223).
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
Decreasing
왘
Push bottom of temperature control
rocker switch 3 and/or 5
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223).
The climate control system will correspondingly adjust the interior air temperature.
in automatic mode, you will only rarely need to
adjust the temperature, air volume and air distribution.
The automatic air volume remains
switched on.
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Adjusting air distribution
왘
Use the air distribution controls 1 and 7
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) to separately adjust the air distribution on each side of
the passenger compartment.
The indicator lamp on the corresponding button goes out and the automatic
air distribution is switched off for the
corresponding side. The air distribution
is controlled according to the thumbwheel setting.
The following symbols are located on the
controls:
Symbol
Function
a
Directs air through the cockpit
(Canada only), center, side and
rear passenger compartment
air vents
Z
Directs air to the windshield
and through the side air vents
X
Directs air into the entire vehicle interior
Y
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Directs air to the footwells
Turn air distribution controls 1
and 7 (컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223)
on each side of the passenger compartment to the desired symbol.
Closing the cockpit air vent (Canada
only) and center air vents
왘
The cockpit air vent 3 and the center
air vents 2 and 4 are closed.
Opening the side air vents
왘
i You can also turn the air distribution control
왘
Turn thumbwheels 1 and 5
(컄 page 220) upward.
The cockpit air vent 3 and the center
air vents 2 and 4 are open.
Turn thumbwheels 8 and a
(컄 page 220) upward.
The side air vents 7 and b are open.
to a position between two symbols.
Opening the cockpit air vent (Canada
only) and center air vents
Turn thumbwheels 1 and 5
(컄 page 220) downward.
Closing the side air vents
왘
Turn thumbwheels 8 and a
(컄 page 220) downward.
The side air vents 7 and b are
closed.
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4-zone automatic climate control
Adjusting air volume
Front defroster
Use buttons U (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) for automatic mode or air
volume buttons or Q
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) to adjust air
volume manually.
You can use this setting to defrost the
windshield, for example if it is iced up.
You can also defog the windshield and the
windows.
Nine blower speeds are available.
windshield or the windows are clear again.
왘
Press button to decrease or
button Q to increase air volume to
the desired level.
The AUTO indicator for air volume in the
display 4 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) goes out. The selected
blower speed is shown in the
display 4. Automatic air distribution
remains switched on.
The indicator lamps on the U buttons remain lit.
i Keep this setting selected only until the
Activating
왘
Press button 0 or P
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. Display 4 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) is cleared.
The air conditioning switches
automatically to the following functions:
앫
cooling on to dehumidify
앫
maximum blowing and heating power
(depends on cooling temperature)
앫
air flows onto the windshield and the
front windows
앫
the air recirculation mode is switched
off
i If you have switched on the defrost function
using the 0 or P button, you cannot make
any other settings.
Deactivating
왘
Press button 0 or P
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out. Defrosting is turned off.
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i The cooling remains switched on.
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Windshield fogged on the outside
i Keep this setting selected only until the
windshield is clear again.
왘
Switch the windshield wipers on
(컄 page 58).
If the automatic mode of the climate control is switched off:
왘
Turn air distribution controls 1 and 7
to a or Y (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223).
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
(USA only)
You can use this setting to provide the fastest possible cooling of the vehicle interior
(when windows and tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel* are closed).
Activating
왘
Press button e (컄 page 222).
MAX COOL appears in the display 4
(컄 page 222).
The air conditioning switches
automatically to the following functions:
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앫
maximum cooling
앫
maximum blowing power
앫
the air recirculation mode is switched
on
Deactivating
왘
Press button e (컄 page 222) again.
MAX COOL disappears in the display 4
(컄 page 222).
The previous settings are once again in
effect.
i To switch the maximum cooling function off,
you can also press button ´, U, 0 or
1 (컄 page 222).
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4-zone automatic climate control
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 233) is activated, or
press button P or 0.
Activating
Deactivating
왘
왘
Press button , (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223).
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
Press button , (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) again.
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
i The air recirculation mode is activated auto- i The air recirculation mode is deactivated aumatically at high outside temperatures and if the
concentration of carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxide in the outside air increases, for example in a tunnel.
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.
tomatically:
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)
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Air recirculation mode with convenience closing or opening feature
Warning!
G
Never operate the windows and tilt/sliding
sunroof or tilt/sliding panel* if there is the
possibility of anyone being harmed by the
opening or closing procedure.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger, the closing of the windows
can be immediately halted by pressing or
pulling the respective window switch. The
closing of the tilt/sliding sunroof can be immediately halted by moving the switch for
the tilt/sliding sunroof in any direction.
Vehicles with panorama roof*:
When using the air recirculation mode with
convenience closing feature, should the upward movement of a window be blocked by
some obstruction including but not limited
to arms, hands, fingers, etc., the automatic
reversal feature will not operate.
In the event that the procedure causes potential danger,
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the closing of the windows and tilt/sliding
panel can be immediately halted by releasing the , button.
The closing of the windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof can be reversed by again pressing and holding the , button.
Convenience closing
왘
Press button , (컄 page 222) for
approximately 2 seconds.
The 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 indicator lamp on the button comes on. The air recirculation
mode is activated.
Convenience opening
왘
Press button , for approximately
2 seconds.
The windows and 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. The indicator
lamp on the button goes out. The air recirculation mode is deactivated.
i 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 has been
moved will remain in its current position if
button , is used to reopen the remaining
windows or tilt/sliding sunroof.
Controls in detail
4-zone automatic climate control
Vehicles with panorama roof*
Convenience closing:
왘
Press and hold button ,
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) until the
windows and the tilt/sliding panel are
closed or have reached the desired position. The indicator lamp on the button
comes on. The air recirculation mode is
activated.
Convenience opening:
왘
Press and hold button , until the
windows and the tilt/sliding panel are
opened or have reached the desired
position. The indicator lamp on the button goes out. The air recirculation
mode is deactivated.
Combination filter with pollutant-sensitive air-recirculation mode
The combination filter reduces pollutants
and unpleasant odors in the outside air.
The pollutant-sensitive air-recirculation
mode automatically switches off the supply of outside air when pollutants are detected in the air.
i The pollutant-sensitive air-recirculation
mode is not possible if you have switched off the
air conditioning or if the temperature falls below
41°F (5°C).
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!
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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
4-zone automatic climate control
Deactivating
It is possible to deactivate the air conditioning (cooling) function of the climate
control system. The air in the vehicle will
then no longer be cooled or dehumidified.
왘
Press button 2 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223).
The indicator lamp on the button goes
out.
Activating
Moist air can fog up the windows. You can
dehumidify the air with the air conditioning.
왘
! 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.
Residual heat and ventilation
(Canada only)
With the engine switched off, it is possible
to continue to heat or ventilate the interior
for up to 30 minutes. This feature makes
use of the residual heat produced by the
engine.
i If you switch on the residual heat function
when temperatures are high, only the ventilation
will be switched on.
i Regardless of the selected air volume, the
blower operates at low speed.
i How long the system will provide heating depends on
Press button 2 (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) again.
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the coolant temperature
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the temperature set by the operator
The indicator lamp on the button
comes on.
The blower will run at speed setting 1 regardless
of the air distribution control setting.
The air conditioning uses the refrigerant
R134a. This refrigerant is free of CFCs
which are harmful to the ozone layer.
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Controls in detail
4-zone automatic climate control
Activating
왘
Switch off the ignition.
왘
Press button T (컄 page 223).
REST in the display 4 (컄 page 223)
comes on.
Deactivating
왘
Press button T (컄 page 223) again.
REST in the display 4 (컄 page 223)
Rear climate control
1 Left rear center air vent, adjustable
The rear climate control is adjusted via the
front climate control panel (컄 page 222) or
(컄 page 223) or the rear climate control
panel.
2 Right rear center air vent, adjustable
The rear climate control panel is located in
the rear center console.
5 Display
3 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for right rear center air vent
4 Temperature rocker switch, right
6 Temperature rocker switch, left
7 Thumbwheel for air volume control
for left rear center air vent
goes out.
i The residual heat is automatically turned off:
Setting the temperature
앫
when the ignition is switched on
앫
after about 30 minutes
앫
if the battery voltage drops
앫
if the coolant temperature is too low
Use temperature control rocker
switches 4 and 6 to separately adjust
the air temperature on each side of the
rear passenger compartment.
i You can also adjust the rear temperature using the front climate control panel (컄 page 222)
or (컄 page 223).
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Controls in detail
4-zone automatic climate control
You should raise or lower the temperature
setting in small increments, preferably
starting at 72°F (22°C). The adjusted temperature appears in the display 5. The
rear climate control will adjust to the set
temperature as fast as possible.
Adjusting air distribution
왘
왘
Move the slider for the left center air
vent 1 or right center air vent 2 to
the left, right, up, or down.
Press button 5 or ™
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223).
The display switches over.
The air flow is directed in the
corresponding direction.
i For draft-free ventilation, move sliders for
the center air vents 1 and 2 (컄 page 235) upward.
1 Rear climate control display
Adjusting air volume
1 Temperature, left
2 Temperature, right
왘
Adjust the temperature to the desired
setting for each side of the passenger
compartment using the left and right
temperature buttons.
The temperature in the rear passenger
compartment is adjusted automatically.
i The rear climate control will not cool the air
when the air conditioning is switched off
(컄 page 234).
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왘
Turn thumbwheel 3 or 7
(컄 page 235) up or down.
The air volume is increased or
decreased.
Adjusting the rear settings with the
front control panel
You can adjust the temperature for the
rear climate control from the front climate
control panel.
왘
Set the desired temperature for the
rear passenger compartment using
temperature rocker switches 4
and 6 (컄 page 235).
After approximately 5 seconds after
the last adjustment, the display switches back to its standard display.
i You can also press button 5 or ™
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) once more to
switch back to the standard display.
Controls in detail
Power windows
왔 Power windows
Opening and closing the windows
Warning!
The windows are opened and closed electrically. The switches for all of the windows
are on the driver’s door. The switches for
the respective windows are on the front
passenger door and the rear doors.
1 Left front window
2 Right front window
3 Right rear window
4 Left rear window
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When closing the windows, make sure that
there is no danger of anyone being harmed
by the closing procedure.
The closing of the windows can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or, if
switch was pulled past the resistance point
and released, by either pressing or pulling
the respective switch.
The windows are equipped with the express-close and automatic reversal function. 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.
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, by pressing
and holding the lock button (vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*) on an outside door handle,
or by pressing and holding button , on
the climate control panel, the automatic reversal function will not operate.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
from the starter switch, take it with you, and
lock the vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an
unlocked vehicle. A child’s unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident
and/or serious personal injury.
i You can also open or close the windows using the SmartKey, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 239) and “Convenience closing
feature” (컄 page 240).
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 206), (컄 page 222) and
(컄 page 223) is pressed and held.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
i Operating the windows from the rear is not
possible if you activate the override switch
(컄 page 95).
i With the SmartKey in starter switch
position 0 or removed from the starter switch,
the windows can be operated:
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until you open the driver’s or front passenger’s door
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for at least 5 minutes
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Opening the windows
왘
Closing the windows
Pull switch 1 to 4 to the resistance
point.
The corresponding window will move
upwards until you release the switch.
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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.
Fully opening the windows
(Express-open)
왘
Press switch 1 to 4 to the resistance
point.
The corresponding window will move
downwards until you release the
switch.
왘
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.
Warning!
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Driver’s door only:
If within 5 seconds switch is again pulled
past the resistance point and released, the
automatic reversal will not operate.
! 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 respective power window switch again past the resistance point
and release.
If the window still does not close when there is
no obstruction, pull and hold the respective power window switch. The window will then close
without the obstruction sensor function.
Stopping windows during Express-operation
왘
Press or pull the respective power window switch again.
Controls in detail
Power windows
Synchronizing power windows
Summer opening feature
The power windows must be synchronized
If the weather is warm, you can ventilate
the vehicle before driving off by simultaneously:
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after the battery has been disconnected
앫
if the power windows cannot be fully
opened (Express-open) or closed
(Express-close)
Synchronizing
왘
Close all doors.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Pull switch 1 to 4 until the windows
are completely closed.
왘
Hold on to switches 1 to 4 for approximately 1 second.
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opening the windows
앫
opening the tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel*
앫
turning on the seat ventilation* for the
driver’s seat
i The seat ventilation* for the driver’s seat is
automatically set to the highest level if activated
via summer opening feature.
왘
Aim transmitter eye of the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* at the
driver’s outside door handle. The
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* must be in close proximity to the driver’s outside door handle.
Vehicles without panorama roof*
왘
Press and hold button Πuntil the
windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof
have reached the desired position.
왘
Release button Πto interrupt procedure.
The power windows are synchronized.
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Controls in detail
Power windows
Vehicles with panorama roof*
If roller sunblinds are closed:
왘
Press and hold button Πuntil the
windows and the roller sunblinds begin
to open after approximately 1 second.
왘
With the windows and roller sunblinds
fully opened, press and hold
button Πagain. The tilt/sliding panel of the panorama roof tilts and opens.
왘
Release button Πto interrupt procedure.
If roller sunblinds are open:
왘
왘
Press and hold button Œ. The windows move down and the tilt/sliding
panel tilts and opens after approximately 1 second.
Release button Πto interrupt procedure.
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Convenience closing feature
When you lock the vehicle, you can close
the windows, tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel* simultaneously.
왘
왘
Aim transmitter eye of the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* at the
driver’s outside door handle
(컄 page 239). The SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* must be
in close proximity to the driver’s outside door handle.
Press and hold button ‹ until the
windows, the tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel* are completely
closed.
Vehicles with panorama roof*:
왘
Press and hold button ‹ again. The
roller sunblinds close.
왘
Release button ‹ to interrupt procedure.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Press and hold the lock button on an
outside door handle (컄 page 65) until
the windows, the tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel* are completely
closed.
왘
Release the lock button on the outside
door handle to interrupt procedure.
Controls in detail
Power windows
Warning!
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When closing the windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel*, 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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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 ‹.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
앫
Release the lock button (컄 page 65) on
the outside door handle to stop the closing procedure.
앫
Immediately pull on the same outside
door handle and hold firmly. The windows and the tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel* will open for as long
as the door handle is held but the door
not opened.
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Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
The tilt/sliding sunroof is 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 sunroof opening
to guard against sun rays. When sliding the
sunroof open, the screen will also retract.
Warning!
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When closing the tilt/sliding sunroof, make
sure 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.
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.
Sunroof switch
1 Push back to slide sunroof open
2 Push forward to slide sunroof closed
3 Push up to raise sunroof at rear
4 Pull down to lower sunroof at rear
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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.
Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s
unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
! 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 439).
! Please keep in mind that weather conditions
can sometimes change rapidly. Make sure to
close the tilt/sliding sunroof when leaving the
vehicle. If water enters the vehicle interior, vehicle electronics could be damaged which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
i When the tilt/sliding sunroof is open, resonance noises may result in addition to the usual
wind noises. They are caused by minimal pressure changes in the passenger compartment. To
reduce or eliminate these noises, change the position of the tilt/sliding sunroof or open a side
window slightly.
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof
왘
Release the sunroof switch when the
tilt/sliding sunroof has reached the desired position.
i You can also open or close the tilt/sliding
sunroof using the SmartKey, see “Summer opening feature” (컄 page 239) or see “Convenience
closing feature” (컄 page 240).
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 206), (컄 page 207),
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) is pressed and
held.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
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.
Fully opening (Express-open) and closing (Express-close) the power tilt/sliding sunroof
왘
To open or close the tilt/sliding sunroof, move the sunroof switch past the
resistance point in direction of
arrow 1 to 2 and release.
The tilt/sliding sunroof opens or closes
completely.
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Controls in detail
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
Stopping the power tilt/sliding sunroof
during Express-operation
왘
Move the sunroof switch in any direction.
i If the movement of the tilt/sliding sunroof is
blocked during the Express-close procedure, the
tilt/sliding sunroof will stop and reopen slightly.
Synchronizing the power tilt/sliding
sunroof
The tilt/sliding sunroof must be synchronized
앫
after the battery has been
disconnected or discharged
앫
after the tilt/sliding sunroof has been
closed manually (컄 page 439)
앫
after a malfunction
앫
if the tilt/sliding sunroof does not open
smoothly
왘
Remove the respective fuse from the
main fuse box (컄 page 470).
왘
Reinsert the fuse in the main fuse box.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Move and hold the sunroof switch in direction of arrow 3 until the tilt/sliding
sunroof is fully raised at the rear.
Keep holding the sunroof switch in direction of arrow 3 for approximately
1 second.
왘
Check the Express-open feature
(컄 page 243).
If the tilt/sliding sunroof opens completely, the roof is synchronized. Otherwise repeat the above steps.
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Controls in detail
Panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
왔 Panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
Opening and closing the roller
sunblinds for the panorama roof with
power tilt/sliding panel
The tilt/sliding panel and the front and
rear roller sunblinds are opened and
closed electrically. The switch for the
tilt/sliding panel and the roller sunblinds is
on the overhead control panel. An additional switch for the roller sunblinds is in
the rear passenger compartment.
The roller sunblinds only operate with the
tilt/sliding panel closed. The front and rear
roller sunblind cannot be operated individually.
Roof panel switch
Roller sunblinds switch, rear
1 Open roller sunblinds
2 Close roller sunblinds
1 Open roller sunblinds
2 Close roller sunblinds
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Opening and closing the roller sunblinds
왘
To open or close the roller sunblinds,
move the roof panel/roller sunblinds
switch to the resistance point in the required direction of arrow 1 or 2.
Release the roof panel/roller sunblinds
switch when the roller sunblinds have
reached the desired position.
컄컄
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Controls in detail
Panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
컄컄
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Opening and closing the panorama roof
with power tilt/sliding panel
When closing the roller sunblinds, make
sure that no one is in danger of being injured
by the closing procedure. The closing of the
roller sunblinds can be immediately halted
by releasing the switch.
The tilt/sliding panel is opened and closed
electrically. The switch for the tilt/sliding
panel is on the overhead control panel.
Warning!
The tilt/sliding panel only operates with
the roller sunblinds opened.
Fully opening the roller sunblinds (Express-open)
왘
Move the roof panel/roller sunblinds
switch past the resistance point in direction of arrow 1 and release.
왘
Move the roof panel/roller sunblinds
switch in any direction.
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When opening or closing the tilt/sliding panel, make sure that there is no danger of anyone being harmed by the opening or closing
procedure.
The opening procedure of the tilt/sliding
panel can be immediately halted by releasing the switch or, if the switch was moved
past the resistance point and released, by
moving the switch in any direction.
The closing procedure of the tilt/sliding
panel can be immediately halted by releasing the switch.
The roller sunblinds opens completely.
Stopping the roller sunblinds during
Express-operation
Warning!
Roof panel switch
1 Push back to slide roof panel open
2 Push forward to slide roof panel closed
3 Push up to raise roof panel
4 Pull down to lower roof panel
The panorama roof with power tilt/sliding
panel is made out of glass. In the event of an
accident, the glass may shatter. This may result in an opening in the roof.
Controls in detail
Panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
In a vehicle rollover, occupants not wearing
their seat belts or not wearing them properly
may be thrown out of the opening. Such an
opening also presents a potential for injury
for occupants wearing their seat belts properly as entire body parts or portions of them
may protrude from the passenger compartment.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s
unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
Do not open the tilt/sliding panel if there is snow
or ice on the roof, as this could result in malfunctions.
The tilt/sliding panel can be opened or closed
manually should an electrical malfunction occur
(컄 page 439).
! Please keep in mind that weather conditions
can sometimes change rapidly. Make sure to
close the tilt/sliding panel when leaving the vehicle. If water enters the vehicle interior, vehicle
electronics could be damaged which is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
i You can also open or close the tilt/sliding
panel using the SmartKey (summer opening/convenience closing feature) (컄 page 239)
or (컄 page 240).
Depending on current position, the tilt/sliding
panel may also open or close when the air recirculation button , in the control panel of the
climate control (컄 page 206), (컄 page 207),
(컄 page 222) or (컄 page 223) is pressed and
held.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
i When the tilt/sliding panel is open, resonance noises may result in addition to the usual
wind noises. They are caused by minimal pressure changes in the passenger compartment. To
reduce or eliminate these noises, change the position of the tilt/sliding panel or open a side window slightly.
! To avoid damaging the seals, do not transport any objects with sharp edges which can
stick out of the tilt/sliding panel.
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Controls in detail
Panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
Opening and closing the panorama roof
with power tilt/sliding panel
왘
To open, close, raise, or lower the
tilt/sliding panel, move the roof panel
switch to resistance point in the required direction of arrows 1 to 4.
Release the roof panel switch when the
tilt/sliding panel has reached the desired position.
Fully opening (Express-open) the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
왘
Move the roof panel switch past the resistance point in direction of arrow 1
and release.
The tilt/sliding panel opens
completely.
Synchronizing the panorama roof with
power tilt/sliding panel
The tilt/sliding panel must be
synchronized
앫
after the battery has been
disconnected or discharged
앫
after the tilt/sliding panel has been
closed manually (컄 page 439)
앫
after a malfunction
앫
if the tilt/sliding panel does not open
smoothly
왘
Remove the fuse from the main fuse
box (컄 page 469).
왘
Reinsert the fuse in the main fuse box.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Move and hold the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 2 until the roller
sunblinds are fully closed.
Stopping the panorama roof with power
tilt/sliding panel during Express-open
왘
Move the roof panel switch in any direction.
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왘
Keep holding the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 2 for approximately
1 second.
왘
Move and hold the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 1 until the roller
sunblinds are fully opened.
왘
Keep holding the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 1 for approximately
1 second.
왘
Move and hold the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 3 until the tilt/sliding panel is fully raised.
왘
Keep holding the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 3 for approximately
1 second.
왘
Move and hold the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 2 until the tilt/sliding panel is fully closed.
왘
Keep holding the roof panel switch in
direction of arrow 2 for approximately
1 second.
왘
Check the Express-open feature of the
tilt/sliding panel (컄 page 248).
If the tilt/sliding panel opens completely, the roof is synchronized. Otherwise repeat the above steps.
Controls in detail
Driving systems
왔 Driving systems
The driving systems of your vehicle are described on the following pages:
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앫
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Cruise control and Distronic*, with
which the vehicle can maintain a preset
speed
Airmatic DC adjusts the vehicle suspension characteristics automatically
and controls the vehicle level
Parktronic system*, which assists the
driver during parking maneuvers
For information on the BAS, ABS, and
ESP®, see “Driving safety systems”
(컄 page 97).
Cruise control
Warning!
The cruise control automatically maintains
the speed you set for your vehicle.
Use of cruise control is recommended for
driving at a constant speed for extended
periods of time. You can set or resume
cruise control at any speed above 20 mph
(30 km/h).
The cruise control function is operated by
means of the cruise control lever.
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column (컄 page 24).
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The cruise control is a convenience system
designed to assist the driver during vehicle
operation. The driver is and must always remain responsible for the vehicle’s speed and
for safe brake operation.
Only use the cruise control if the road, traffic
and weather conditions make it advisable to
travel at a 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 the cruise control when driving in fog.
The “Resume” function should only be operated if the driver is fully aware of the previously set speed and wishes to resume this
particular preset speed.
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Controls in detail
Driving systems
Setting current speed
Canceling cruise control
왘
Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
There are several ways to cancel the cruise
control:
왘
Briefly lift 1 or depress 2 the cruise
control lever.
왘
The cruise control is canceled. The last
speed set is stored for later use.
The current speed is set.
왘
1 Set current or higher speed
2 Set current or lower speed
3 Cancel cruise control
4 Resume at last set speed
Warning!
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
Cruise control is activated.
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The selected speed appears in the multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds, and the corresponding speedometer segments from the selected speed
to the vehicle maximum speed are illuminated.
The cruise control brakes automatically so
that the set speed is not exceeded.
i On uphill or downhill grades, the cruise con-
Keep in mind that the cruise control is a
convenience system designed to assist the
driver during vehicle operation. The driver is
and must always remain responsible for the
vehicle’s speed and for safe brake
operation.
On downhill grades, the cruise control maintains
the set speed with active braking action.
In addition, on longer downhill grades the automatic transmission will automatically downshift.
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trol may not be able to maintain the set speed.
Once the grade eases, the set speed will be resumed.
Step on the brake pedal.
or
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Briefly push the cruise control lever in
direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 250).
The cruise control is canceled. The last
speed set is stored for later use.
i The last stored speed is canceled when you
turn off the engine.
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i The cruise control switches off automatical- i Depressing the accelerator pedal does not
Setting a higher speed
ly if
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Lift cruise control lever in direction of
arrow 1 (컄 page 250) and hold it up
until the desired speed is reached.
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Release the cruise control lever.
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you step on the brake pedal
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you depress the parking brake pedal
In this case the segments in the multifunction display (컄 page 255) go out and no
warning sounds
deactivate the cruise control. After brief acceleration (e.g. for passing), the cruise control will resume the last speed set.
The new speed is set.
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the vehicle speed is below 20 mph
(30 km/h)
Setting a lower speed
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the ESP® is in operation or switched off with
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Depress the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 250) and
hold it down until the desired speed is
reached.
The segments in the multifunction display
(컄 page 255) go out, and an acoustic warning
sounds.
왘
Release cruise control lever.
! Moving gear selector lever to position N
while driving also cancels the 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).
i When you use the cruise control lever to de-
the ESP® switch (컄 page 102)
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you move the gear selector lever to
position N while driving
The new speed is set.
celerate, the brake system will automatically
brake the vehicle if the engine’s braking power
does not brake the vehicle sufficiently.
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Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Faster
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 1 (컄 page 250).
Slower
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Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 250).
Setting to last stored speed
(“Resume” function)
Warning!
Distronic*
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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 the preset speed could cause an accident and/or
serious injury to you and others.
왘
Briefly pull the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 250).
The cruise control resumes the last set
speed.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
The selected speed appears in the multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds, and the corresponding speedometer segments from the selected speed
to the vehicle maximum speed are illuminated.
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When activated, the Distronic adaptive
cruise control system increases driving
convenience afforded by the cruise control
during travel on expressways and other
major roads.
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If the Distronic distance sensor detects
a slower moving vehicle directly ahead,
your vehicle speed will be reduced so
that you follow that vehicle at a preset
distance.
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If there is no vehicle directly ahead of
you, Distronic will function in the same
way as cruise control (컄 page 249).
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Distronic adaptive cruise control is no substitute for active driving involvement. It does
not react to stationary objects, nor recognize or predict the curvature and lane layout
or the movement of vehicles ahead.
Distronic can only apply a maximum of 20%
of the vehicle’s braking power.
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It is the driver’s responsibility at all times to
be attentive to road, traffic and weather conditions and to provide the steering, braking
and other driving inputs necessary to retain
control of the vehicle.
Warning!
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Distronic is a convenience system, its speed
adjustment reduction capability is intended
to make cruise control more effective and
usable when traffic speeds vary. It is not
however, intended to, nor does it, replace
the need for extreme care. The responsibility for the vehicle speed and the distance to
the vehicle ahead, including most importantly brake operation to assure safe stopping distance, always rests with the driver.
Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account.
Warning!
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Distronic requires familiarity with its operational characteristics. We strongly recommend that you review the following
information carefully before operating the
system.
i USA only:
This device has been approved by the FCC as a
“Vehicular Radar System”. The radar sensor is
intended for use in an automotive radar system
only. Removal, tampering, or altering of the device will void any warranties, and is not permitted
by the FCC. Do not tamper with, alter, or use in
any non-approved way.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Removal, tampering, or altering of the device will
void any warranties, and is not permitted. Do not
tamper with, alter, or use in any non-approved
way.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Warning!
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Distronic cannot take street and traffic conditions into account. Only use Distronic if
the road, weather and traffic conditions
make it advisable to travel at a steady
speed.
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Warning!
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Warning!
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Warning!
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Use of Distronic can be dangerous on slippery roads. Rapid changes in tire traction
can result in wheel spin and loss of control.
Distronic cannot take weather conditions
into account. Switch off Distronic or do not
turn it on if:
Close attention to road and traffic conditions is imperative at all times, regardless of
whether or not Distronic is activated.
Distronic does not act upon adverse sight
distance conditions. Do not use Distronic
during conditions of fog and heavy rain,
snow or sleet.
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roads are slippery or covered with snow
or ice. The wheels could lose traction
while braking or accelerating, and the
vehicle could skid
Use of Distronic can be dangerous on winding roads or in heavy traffic because conditions do not allow safe driving at a steady
speed.
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the sensor is dirty or visibility is
diminished due to snow, rain or fog. The
distance control could be impaired
Distronic will not react to stationary objects
in the roadway (e.g. a stopped vehicle in a
traffic jam or a disabled vehicle). Distronic
will also not respond to oncoming vehicles.
Always pay attention to traffic conditions
even while Distronic is switched on. Otherwise, you may not be able to recognize
dangerous situations until it is too late and
could cause an accident resulting in personal or fatal injury to you or others.
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Switch off Distronic:
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when changing from the left to the right
lane if vehicles are moving more slowly
in the left lane
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when entering a turn lane or highway off
ramp
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in complex driving situations, such as in
highway construction zones
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In these situations, Distronic will continue to
maintain the set speed unless deactivated.
Distronic displays in the speedometer
dial
Distronic is designed and intended only to
maintain a set speed and keep a set distance from moving objects in front of it.
Warning!
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The “Resume” function should only be operated if the driver is fully aware of the previously set speed and wishes to resume this
particular preset speed.
1 Segments
1 Set speed
If Distronic is activated, one or two segments come on around the set speed.
i The vehicle speed displayed on the speedometer can briefly vary from the speed setting
on the Distronic system.
If Distronic detects a vehicle directly
ahead, the segments (representing the
difference) from the speed of the vehicle
ahead to the set speed come on.
If Distronic calculates that there is a danger of collision:
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The distance warning lamp l in the
instrument cluster comes on red.
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An intermittent warning sounds.
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왘
Immediately brake the vehicle to avoid
a collision.
Under no circumstances should the
driver await the intermittent warning
sound before braking. See the following warning note.
The intermittent warning sound ceases
and the red distance warning
lamp l goes out when the necessary distance to the vehicle ahead is
again established.
Warning!
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An intermittent warning sounds and the
distance warning lamp l in the instrument cluster is illuminated if the Distronic
system calculates that the distance to the
vehicle ahead and your vehicle’s current
speed indicate that Distronic will not be capable of slowing the vehicle sufficiently to
maintain the preset following distance,
which creates a danger of a collision.
Immediately brake the vehicle to increase
the distance to the vehicle in front of you.
The warning sound is intended as a final caution that you have not interceded with your
own braking inputs to avoid a potentially
dangerous situation. Do not wait for the operation of the warning signal to intercede
with your own braking, as that will result in
potentially dangerous emergency braking
which will not always result in an impact being avoided.
Tailgating increases the risk of an accident.
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Warning!
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Distronic brakes your vehicle with a maximum deceleration of 6.5 ft/s2 (2 m/s2).
This corresponds to about 20% of the maximum deceleration ability of your vehicle.
Distronic brakes the vehicle in an effort to
restore the preset distance or to maintain
the speed.
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Distronic menu in the control system
Distronic deactivated
Distronic activated
In the Distronic menu you can read the current settings for Distronic. What appears in
the multifunction display depends on
whether Distronic and the distance warning function are turned on or off.
When Distronic is deactivated you will see
the standard display of Distronic in the
multifunction display.
If you turn Distronic on, you will see the set
speed in the multifunction display for
about 5 seconds. When Distronic is
activated, you will see the following display
in the multifunction display.
왘
Press button è or ÿ repeatedly
until you see one of the following displays.
1 Vehicle ahead, if detected
2 Actual distance to vehicle ahead
3 Preset distance threshold to vehicle
ahead
4 Your vehicle
5 Symbol for activated distance warning
function
1 Distronic activated
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Cruise control lever
Activating Distronic
Setting the current speed
The Distronic system is operated by means
of the cruise control lever.
You can activate Distronic if
왘
Accelerate or decelerate to the desired
speed.
왘
Briefly lift or depress the cruise control
lever.
The cruise control lever is the uppermost
lever on the left-hand side of the steering
column.
앫
you are driving between 20 mph
(30 km/h) and 110 mph (180 km/h)
앫
the ESP is activated (컄 page 100)
®
If Distronic has not been activated after
pressing the cruise control lever you will
see the message --- in the multifunction
display.
In the following cases you cannot activate
Distronic
1 Set current or higher speed
2 Set current or lower speed
3 Deactivate Distronic
4 Resume at last set speed
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up to 2 minutes after starting the engine
앫
when you brake
앫
if you have set the parking brake
앫
if the gear selector lever is in
position P, R or N
앫
if the ESP® is switched off
The current speed is set.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
i If you do not take your foot off the
accelerator completely, the following message
will appear in the multifunction display:
DISTRONIC
override
The distance to a slower moving vehicles in front
of you will not be set. Your vehicle speed will
then be determined only by the accelerator pedal position.
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Setting a higher speed
Setting a lower speed
왘
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 1 (컄 page 258) to increase vehicle speed in increments of
5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 258) to decrease vehicle speed in increments of
5 mph (Canada: 10 km/h).
The new speed is set.
The new speed is set.
The stored speed is displayed in the
multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds (컄 page 257), and one or
two segments around the stored speed
come on in the speedometer
(컄 page 255).
The stored speed is displayed in the
multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds (컄 page 257), and one or
two segments around the stored speed
come on in the speedometer
(컄 page 255).
i Depressing the accelerator pedal does not
deactivate Distronic. After brief acceleration
(e.g. for passing), the cruise control will resume
the last speed set.
i When you use the cruise control lever to de-
Fine adjustment in 1 mph
(Canada: 1 km/h) increments
Faster
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 258).
celerate, the brakes will be applied to support
deceleration.
In addition, the transmission will automatically
downshift on long downhill grades.
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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 the preset speed could cause an accident and/or
serious injury to you and others.
Deactivating Distronic
Distronic deactivates automatically when:
There are several ways to deactivate the
Distronic system:
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you set the parking brake
앫
you drive slower than 20 mph
(30 km/h)
앫
the ESP® is active (컄 page 100) or you
deactivate the ESP®
앫
you move the gear selector lever into
position N
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 3 (컄 page 258).
or
왘
Step on the brake pedal.
Distronic will be deactivated. The last
speed set will be stored into memory.
i The following message will appear in the
왘
Briefly tip the cruise control lever in direction of arrow 4 (컄 page 258).
Distronic is activated and set to the last
stored speed.
왘
Remove your foot from the accelerator
pedal.
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multifunction display for approximately
5 seconds:
DISTRONIC off
The last stored speed is deleted when you turn
off the engine.
A signal will sound. The DISTRONIC off
message appears in the multifunction
display for approximately 5 seconds.
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Distronic switches off and releases the
brakes when the vehicle decelerates below
the minimum speed of 20 mph (30 km/h)
by operation of the system. At that time the
driver must apply the brakes in order to reduce vehicle speed further or bring it to a
stop.
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Setting the following distance in
Distronic
Decreasing distance
You can set the specified following distance for Distronic by varying the time setting between 1.0 and 2.0 seconds. Using
this time setting and the current speed of
your vehicle, Distronic calculates and sets
the required following distance to the vehicle ahead. The set distance will be shown
in the multifunction display.
The thumbwheel for making the time setting is located on the lower section of the
center console.
Warning!
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It is up to the driver to exercise discretion to
select the appropriate setting given road
conditions, traffic, driver’s preferred driving
style and applicable laws and driving recommendations for safe following distance.
Decreasing the distance setting tells
Distronic to maintain a smaller following
distance to the vehicle ahead.
왘
Turn thumbwheel 3 towards ®.
Distance warning function
1 Distance warning function on/off
switch
2 Indicator lamp
3 Thumbwheel for setting distance
When Distronic is deactivated, this function will continue to warn you when recognizing a stationary obstacle or a slower
vehicle moving in the vehicle’s path and
the danger of a collision exists:
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The distance warning lamp l in the
instrument cluster comes on.
앫
An intermittent warning will sound if
necessary.
Increasing distance
Increasing the distance setting tells
Distronic to maintain a greater following
distance to the vehicle ahead.
왘
Turn thumbwheel 3 towards ¯.
If these warnings are issued, you must
brake manually to maintain a safe distance
and avoid a collision with the vehicle
ahead.
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When pressing the brake pedal, the warning sound ceases. The warning sound will
also cease when the distance to the vehicle ahead is sufficient again without applying the brakes. In this case, the distance
warning lamp will also go out.
Warning!
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If the distance warning lamp l in the instrument cluster comes on while driving
and/or an intermittent warning sounds, immediate attention on the part of the driver is
required. As required by the traffic situation,
apply the brakes and navigate around a possible obstacle. However, do not drive by relying on the distance warning function, as
this will result in an emergency braking application. Especially depending on road surface conditions and driver reaction, this will
not always enable you to avoid a collision.
i Complex driving situations are not always
fully recognized by Distronic. This could result in
wrong or missing distance warnings.
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Activating
Driving with Distronic
왘
This section describes a number of driving
situations where special precaution is required on the part of the driver. Be prepared to brake in such situations. This will
deactivate the Distronic system.
Press switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 on the switch comes
on. A loudspeaker symbol appears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 257).
Deactivating
왘
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Press switch 1.
Warning!
Indicator lamp 2 on the switch goes
out. No loudspeaker symbol appears in
the multifunction display.
Distronic works to maintain the speed selected by the driver unless a moving obstacle proceeding directly ahead of it in the
same travel direction is detected (e.g. following another vehicle ahead of you at a distance set by Distronic). This means that:
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Your vehicle can pass another vehicle
after you change lanes.
앫
While in a sharp turn or if the vehicle in
front is in a sharp turn, Distronic could
lose sight of a vehicle traveling in front
of it, then your vehicle could accelerate
to the previously selected speed.
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Distronic regulates only the distance between your vehicle and those directly ahead
of it, but does not register stationary objects
in the road, e.g.:
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a stopped vehicle in a traffic jam
앫
a disabled vehicle
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an oncoming vehicle
Turns and bends
DISTRONIC
currently unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
The driver must always be on the alert, observe all traffic and intercede as required by
steering or braking the vehicle.
Warning!
The most likely cause for a malfunctioning
system is a dirty sensor (located behind
the hood grille), especially at times of snow
and ice or heavy rain. In such a case,
Distronic will switch off, and the message
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Distronic should not be used in snowy or icy
road conditions.
appears in the multifunction display.
For cleaning and care of the Distronic sensor, see “Cleaning the Distronic* system
sensor cover” (컄 page 373).
i If the message
DISTRONIC
currently unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
disappears during driving and the last speed
stored flashes for approximately 5 seconds, the
dirt (e.g. slush) has dissolved; Distronic works
again.
In turns or bends, Distronic may not detect
a moving vehicle in front, or it may detect
one too soon. This may cause your vehicle
to brake late or unexpectedly.
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Offset driving
Lane changing
Narrow vehicles
A vehicle traveling in your lane but offset
from your direct line of travel may not be
detected by Distronic. There will be insufficient distance to the vehicle ahead.
Distronic has not yet detected the vehicle
changing lanes. There will be insufficient
distance to the lane-changing vehicle.
Because of their narrow profile, the
vehicles traveling near the outer edges of
the lane have not yet been detected by
Distronic. There will be insufficient
distance to the vehicles ahead.
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Airmatic DC (Dual Control)
(only available on E 550,
E 550 4MATIC, E 63 AMG)
The following suspension styles are
available:
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Comfort
Both indicator lamps 2 are off.
Airmatic automatically selects the optimum suspension tuning and ride height for
your vehicle. The Airmatic consists of two
components:
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Adaptive Damping System (ADS)
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Vehicle level control
Sport 1
One indicator lamp 2 is on.
Sport 2
Both indicator lamps 2 are on.
왘
Start the engine.
왘
Press the damping button 1 until the
desired suspension style is set.
! If you have selected the Comfort suspension tuning, the vehicle lowers slightly when you
lock it within approximately 60 seconds after
switching off the engine. When parking, make
sure that your vehicle cannot come into contact
with other objects, such as a curb, while lowering. Your vehicle could otherwise be damaged.
i The selected suspension style is stored in
The ADS automatically selects the optimum damping for the respective driving
conditions. At the same time the suspension is set to either Sport 1, Sport 2 or
Comfort.
memory, even after the SmartKey is removed
from the starter switch.
Suspension tuning
The suspension tuning is set according to:
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Your driving style
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Road surface conditions
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Your choice of suspension style,
Sport 1, Sport 2 or Comfort, which you
select using the damping button 1
1 Damping button
2 Indicator lamps
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Vehicle level control
i These height adjustments are so small that
Your vehicle automatically adjusts its ride
height to
you may not notice any change.
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increase vehicle safety
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reduce fuel consumption
The following vehicle chassis ride heights
can be selected:
Select the raised level only when required
by current driving conditions. Otherwise
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handling may be impaired
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fuel consumption may increase
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Normal
Warning!
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Raised
To help avoid personal injury, keep hands
and feet away from wheel housing area, and
stay away from under the vehicle when lowering the vehicle chassis.
The vehicle chassis ride height is raised or
lowered according to the selected level
setting and to the vehicle speed:
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At a speed exceeding approximately
68 mph (110 km/h) with normal level
set or exceeding 75 mph (120 km/h)
with raised level set, the ride height is
reduced automatically. The table on
the next page provides an overview of
the vehicle levels.
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With decreasing speed, the ride height
is again raised to the normal level.
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The following vehicle level settings can be
selected when the vehicle is stationary and
the engine is running:
Vehicle level
Indicator lamp Suspension Use for
when stationary
tuning
Ride height increase Automatic lowering
over normal
Normal
Lamp off
Comfort
For driving on normal
roads
None
Max. approx. 0.4 in (10 mm)
Normal
Lamp off
Sport 1 or 2
For driving on normal
roads
None
Max. approx. 0.6 in (15 mm)
Raised
Lamp on
Comfort
For driving on rough
roads or with snow
chains
Approx. 0.8 in (20 mm) Max. approx. 1.2 in (30 mm)
Raised
Lamp on
Sport 1 or 2
For driving on rough
roads or with snow
chains
Approx. 0.8 in (20 mm) Max. approx. 1.4 in (35 mm)
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The button is located in the lower section
of the center console.
i At a speed of approximately above 75 mph
(120 km/h) or if the speed amounts to between
50 mph (80 km/h) and 75 mph (120 km/h) for
approximately 5 minutes, the setting raised is
canceled. The indicator lamp 2 on the button
goes out.
If you do not drive in this speed range, the raised
level remains stored even if the SmartKey is removed from the starter switch.
1 Vehicle level control button
2 Indicator lamp
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 52).
왘
Briefly press button 1 to change from
normal level to raised level. When vehicle is at raised level, pressing the button will return the vehicle to normal
level.
When raised level is set, indicator
lamp 2 on the button comes on.
When normal level is set, indicator
lamp 2 on the button goes out.
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Parktronic system (Parking assist)*
Warning!
Warning!
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Parktronic is a supplemental system. It is
not intended to, nor does it replace, the
need for extreme care. The responsibility
during parking and other critical maneuvers
always rests with the driver.
Special attention must be paid to objects
with smooth surfaces or low silhouettes
(e.g. trailer couplings, painted posts, or road
curbs). Such objects may not be detected by
the system and can damage the vehicle.
The operational function of the Parktronic
system can be affected by dirty sensors, especially at times of snow and ice, see
“Cleaning the Parktronic system* sensors”
(컄 page 373).
Interference caused by other ultrasonic signals (e.g. working jackhammers, car wash or
the air brakes of trucks) can cause the system to send erratic indications, and should
be taken into consideration.
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Make sure no persons or animals are in the
area in which you are maneuvering. You
could otherwise injure them.
The Parktronic system monitors the surroundings of your vehicle with six sensors
in the front bumper and four sensors in the
rear bumper.
The Parktronic system is an electronic aid
designed to assist the driver during parking maneuvers. It visually and audibly indicates the relative distance between the
vehicle and an obstacle.
The Parktronic system is automatically activated when you switch on the ignition, release the parking brake, and placed the
gear selector lever in position D, R, or N.
The Parktronic system deactivates at
speeds over approximately 11 mph
(18 km/h). At lower speeds the Parktronic
system turns on again.
The Parktronic system also deactivates
when you place the gear selector lever in
position P or depress the parking brake
pedal.
1 Sensors in the front bumper
Range of the sensors
To function properly, the sensors must be
free of dirt, ice, snow and slush. Clean the
sensors regularly, being careful not to
scratch or damage the sensors, see
“Cleaning the Parktronic system* sensors”
(컄 page 373).
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Front sensors
Minimum distance
Center
approx. 40 in (100 cm)
Center
approx. 8 in (20 cm)
Corners
approx. 24 in (60 cm)
Corners
approx. 6 in (15 cm)
Rear sensors
Center
approx. 48 in (120 cm)
Corners
approx. 32 in (80 cm)
! During parking maneuvers, pay special attention to objects located above or below the
height of the sensors (e.g. planters or trailer
hitches). The Parktronic system will not detect
such objects at close range and damage to your
vehicle or the object may result.
Ultrasonic signals from outside sources (e.g.
truck air brakes, car wash or jackhammers) may
impair the operation of the Parktronic system.
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If the system detects an obstacle in this
range, all the distance warning segments
illuminate and you hear a warning signal. If
the obstacle is closer than the minimum
distance, the actual distance might no
longer be indicated by the system.
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Warning indicators
Visual signals indicate to the driver the relative distance between the sensors and an
obstacle. The warning indicator for the
front area is located above the center air
vents in the dashboard. The warning indicator for the rear area is integrated in the
rear trim.
Front area warning indicator
1 Left side of the vehicle
2 Right side of the vehicle
3 Readiness indicators
Each warning indicator is divided into five
yellow and two red segments for either
side of the vehicle. The Parktronic system
is operational when the yellow readiness
indicators 3 are illuminated.
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Front area: An intermittent acoustic
warning will sound as the first red distance segment illuminates and a constant acoustic warning lasting a
maximum of 2 seconds will sound for
the second red distance segment. The
signal is canceled when the gear selector lever is placed in position P or the
parking brake is activated.
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Rear area: An intermittent acoustic
warning will sound as the first red distance segment illuminates and a constant acoustic warning lasting a
maximum of 2 seconds will sound for
the second red distance segment. The
signal is canceled when the gear selector lever is placed in position D, P or
the parking brake is activated.
The position of the gear selector lever determines which warning indicators will be
activated.
Gear selector
lever position
Warning indicator
D
Front area activated
R or N
Front and rear area
activated
P
Neither activated
As your vehicle approaches an object, one
or more segments will come on, depending
on the distance. When the seventh segment illuminates, you have reached the
minimum distance.
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Switching the Parktronic system
on/off
Switching off the Parktronic system
왘
The Parktronic system can be switched off
manually.
The Parktronic switch is located in the lower part of the center console (컄 page 30).
Press Parktronic switch 1.
Indicator lamp 2 comes on.
Switching on the Parktronic system
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Press Parktronic switch 1 again.
Indicator lamp 2 goes out.
i The Parktronic system is automatically
switched on when the ignition is switched on
(컄 page 37).
Parktronic system malfunction
1 Parktronic switch
2 Indicator lamp
If only the red distance segments illuminates and an acoustic warning sounds,
there is a malfunction in the Parktronic
system. The Parktronic system will automatically switch off after 20 seconds and
the indicator lamp in the Parktronic switch
comes on.
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Have the Parktronic system checked
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
If only the red distance segments illuminates and no acoustic warning sounds, the
Parktronic system sensors are dirty or
there is an interference from other radio or
ultrasonic signals. The Parktronic system
will automatically switch off after 20 seconds and the indicator lamp in the
Parktronic switch comes on.
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Clean the Parktronic system sensors
(컄 page 373).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
or
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Check the Parktronic system operation
at another location to rule out interference from outside radio or ultrasonic
signals.
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Loading
왔 Loading
! Load the roof rack in such a way that the vehicle cannot be damaged while driving.
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 the manufacturer’s installation instructions. Otherwise, an improperly attached roof rack system or its load could
become detached from the vehicle.
Do not exceed the maximum roof load of
220 lb (100 kg).
Take into consideration that when the roof
rack is loaded, the handling characteristics
are different from those when operating the
vehicles without the roof rack loaded.
Make sure
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you can fully raise the tilt/sliding sunroof or
tilt/sliding panel*
앫
you can fully open the trunk
1 Trim
왘
Open trim 1 at the trim strips in the
roof.
왘
Secure the roof rack according to manufacturer’s instructions for installation.
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Loading
Ski bag* (Canada only)
Unfolding and loading
1 Cover
2 Catch
왘
Fold rear armrest down.
왘
Pull catches 2 in direction of arrows.
왘
Open the cover 1 downwards in direction of the arrow.
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1 Ski bag
1 Button
왘
왘
Open the trunk lid.
왘
Press button 1.
Pull ski bag 1 into passenger compartment and unfold.
The flap opens in direction of arrow.
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Loading
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From trunk, slide skis into ski bag.
Warning!
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The ski bag is designed for up to four pairs
of skis. Do not load the ski bag with other
objects.
1 Strap
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Tighten strap 1 by pulling at the loose
end (arrow) until the skis in the ski bag
are tightly secured.
1 Hook
2 Eye
왘
Connect hook 1 of front strap to
eye 2 located on center tunnel in
front of rear seat bench.
왘
Tighten strap by pulling at the loose
end (arrow).
Always fasten the ski bag securely. In an accident, an unfastened ski bag can cause injury to vehicle occupants.
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Loading
Unloading and folding
Removal of ski bag
Split rear bench seat*
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Loosen both straps.
왘
Disconnect hook 1 from eye 2.
For removal of the ski bag, we recommend
that you contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
To expand the trunk, you can fold down the
left and right rear seat backrests.
왘
Unload skis.
왘
Close flap in trunk.
왘
Fold and flatten ski bag lengthwise and
place folded ski bag inside recess of
backrest.
왘
Close ski bag compartment cover.
Warning!
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Never drive vehicle with trunk open while
the ski bag is removed. Deadly carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior,
resulting in unconsciousness and death.
i To prevent unauthorized persons from access to the trunk, always close the cover.
The two sections can be folded down separately to enlarge the trunk.
Warning!
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When expanding the luggage compartment,
always fold the seat cushions fully forward.
Unless you are transporting cargo, the backrests must remain properly locked in the upright position.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and cause injury
to vehicle occupants unless the items are
securely fastened in the vehicle.
Always use the cargo tie down rings
(컄 page 280).
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Loading
Folding the backrest forward
! You must always release the seat cushion
and fold it up before folding the seat backrests
forward. The upholstery on the seat backrest
may otherwise be damaged.
1 Seat cushion
2 Seat backrest
1 Release handle
i If tall persons have occupied the driver’s and
front passenger seats, it may be necessary to
move these seats forward slightly in order to fold
the rear seat backrests forward.
왘
왘
Grip the back of seat cushion 1 and
fold forward.
왘
Push the rear seat head restraints all
the way in.
i If the rear center seat is to be occupied
while driving, it may be necessary to fold the seat
belt buckle up again.
왘
Pull the handle in the trunk.
The seat backrest is released and the
head restraints fold back.
왘
Fold the seat backrest forward.
! Make sure the head restraints fit all the way
into the seat cushion pockets. This will prevent
the backrests from being damaged during loading.
Pull release handle 1.
The seat cushion automatically springs
upward slightly.
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Loading
Returning seat backrest to original position
Warning!
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Always lock backrest in its upright position
when rear seat bench is occupied, or the extended trunk compartment is not in use.
Check for secure locking by pushing and
pulling on the backrest.
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1 Seat cushion
2 Seat backrest
왘
Swing seat backrest 2 to the rear until
it engages.
왘
Swing seat cushion 1 to the rear and
press the center front of the cushion
until it audibly engages.
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Swing the head restraint forward by
hand until it engages.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and cause injury
to vehicle occupants unless the items are
securely fastened in the vehicle.
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when transporting cargo.
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Loading
Expanding the cargo area*
Removing the rear seat cushions will provide you with a larger, flat cargo area.
왘
Fold the seat cushions and the backrests forward (컄 page 277).
왘
Remove the head restraints
(컄 page 130).
왘
Fold the backrest into the vertical position.
! Leave the seat cushion hinge in this position. The upholstery could be damaged if you fold
the hinge back.
왘
Fold the seat backrest forward.
Loading instructions
The total load weight including vehicle occupants and luggage/cargo should not exceed the load limit indicated on the
corresponding placard located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
1 Release lever
왘
Pull seat cushion release lever 1 and
remove the seat cushion by pulling it
upward.
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Loading
The handling characteristics of a fully loaded vehicle depend greatly on the load distribution. It is therefore recommended to
load the vehicle according to the illustrations shown, with the heaviest items being
placed towards the front of the vehicle.
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 using cargo tie-down rings and
fastening materials appropriate for the
weight and size of the load.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle and can cause injury to vehicle occupants unless the items
are securely fastened in the vehicle.
To help avoid personal injury during a collision or sudden maneuver, exercise care
when transporting cargo. Put luggage or cargo in the trunk if possible. Do not pile luggage or cargo higher than the seat backs.
Do not place anything on the rear-window
shelf.
Never drive vehicle with trunk open. Deadly
carbon monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness
and death.
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Cargo tie-down rings*
Four rings 1 are located in the trunk.
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Carefully secure cargo by applying
even load on all rings with rope of sufficient strength to hold down the cargo.
Always follow loading instructions
(컄 page 279).
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Loading
Rear seat
There is a cargo tie-down ring 1 located
on each side of the footwell under the rear
seat.
Retaining hooks
Depending on vehicle production date one
or two hooks are located on the upper
edge of the trunk and can be used to
attach cargo items such as bags.
왘
Pull tab 1 of retaining hook 2 down.
! Do not use the retaining hooks to tie down
cargo.
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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
around and injuring vehicle occupants during an accident.
1 Compartment for mobile phone/glasses
2 Glove box lid release
Opening the glove box
왘
Push glove box lid release 2.
The glove box lid opens downward.
Closing the glove box
왘
Push glove box lid up to close.
i Close the compartment for mobile
phone/glasses 1 first before closing the glove
box.
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Storage compartment in the rear center console
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Briefly press the top of the compartment.
It extends automatically.
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Storage compartment in the rear armrest
Ruffled storage bags
Warning!
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USA only: Do not place objects with a combined weight of more than 4.4 lb (2 kg) into
the ruffled storage bag. Otherwise, the
Occupant Classification System OCS
(컄 page 75) may not be able to properly
approximate the occupant weight category.
The ruffled storage bag is intended for storing light-weight items only.
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Press the handle upwards and fold the
rear armrest lid up.
Ruffled storage bags are located on the
back of the front seats.
Heavy objects, objects with sharp edges or
fragile objects may not be transported in the
ruffled storage bag. In an accident, during
hard braking, or sudden maneuvers, they
could be thrown around inside the vehicle
and cause injury to vehicle occupants.
The ruffled storage bag cannot protect
transported goods in the event of an accident.
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Parcel net in front passenger footwell
Warning!
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.
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Cup holders
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The parcel net is intended for storing
light-weight items only.
Warning!
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.
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 in 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.
The parcel net cannot protect transported
goods in the event of an accident.
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.
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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.
Storage compartment with cup holder
in the center armrest/telephone* compartment
The storage compartment in the center
armrest contains a removable dual cup
holder.
Opening storage compartment
2 Dual cup holder
3 Telephone* compartment
Closing storage compartment
왘
1 Cover
왘
Slide cover 1 in direction of arrow.
Slide cover 1 back.
i The dual cup holder can be removed to increase storage space and for cleaning. Clean the
dual cup holder only with clear, lukewarm water.
Make sure to insert the dual cup holder in the
guides when reinstalling it (컄 page 286).
i The Roadside Assistance button • and
the Information button ¡ are located below
the cover 1.
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Removing cup holder
Reinstalling cup holder
Rear cup holder
1 Dual cup holder
2 Locking pins
3 Locking pins
왘
왘
Move both locking pins 2 in direction
of arrows.
왘
Take dual cup holder 1 out upward.
왘
Insert cup holder.
왘
Move both locking pins 3 in direction
of arrows.
! Make sure that the dual cup holder 1 is
correctly positioned in the guides while you are
reinstalling it. Otherwise the cup holder can be
damaged.
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Briefly press the front of the rear armrest.
The cup holder extends automatically.
! Do not sit on or lean your body weight
against the armrest when it is folded down, as
you could otherwise damage it.
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Ashtrays
Center console ashtray
Reinstalling ashtray insert
Removing ashtray insert
Warning!
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Remove front ashtray only with vehicle
standing still. Set the parking brake to secure vehicle from movement. Move gear selector lever to position N. With gear selector
lever in position N, turn off the engine.
왘
1 Cover
2 Sliding button
Opening ashtray
왘
Briefly press the marking on the bottom of cover 1.
The cover opens automatically.
왘
Install insert by pushing it back into
frame until it engages again.
Rear door ashtray
Secure vehicle from movement by setting the parking brake. Move the gear
selector lever to position N.
Now you have more room to take out
the insert.
왘
Push sliding button 2 to the right and
hold.
1 Sliding button
2 Insert slides out
3 Ashtray
왘
Grip and remove insert from ashtray
frame.
Opening rear door ashtray
왘
Briefly press the top of the ashtray 3.
The ashtray opens.
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Removing ashtray insert
왘
Push sliding button 1 (컄 page 287)
and remove insert 2 (컄 page 287) upwards from ashtray frame.
Reinstalling ashtray insert
왘
Install insert 2 (컄 page 287) by pushing it back into ashtray frame until it engages again.
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.
Make sure that any children traveling with
you do not injure themselves or start a fire
with the hot cigarette lighter.
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the starter switch, take
it with you, and lock the vehicle. Do not
leave children unattended in the vehicle, or
with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child’s
unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal
injury.
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The cigarette lighter is located in the center console compartment in front of the
center armrest (컄 page 30).
1 Cigarette lighter
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Push in cigarette lighter 1.
The lighter will pop out automatically
when hot.
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! The lighter socket can be used to accommodate 12 V 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 12 V DC
electrical accessories designed for use with a
standard “cigarette lighter” plug type to the 12 V
power outlets in your vehicle whenever possible.
Power outlet
Heated steering wheel (Canada only)
The power outlet is located in the rear passenger compartment.
The steering wheel heating warms up the
leather area of the steering wheel.
The stalk is on the lower left-hand side of
the steering wheel.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Flip up cover and insert electrical plug
(cigarette lighter type).
i The power outlet can be used to
accommodate 12 V DC electrical accessories
(e.g. air pump, auxiliary lamps) up to a maximum
of 180 W.
1 Switching on
2 Switching off
3 Indicator lamp
An additional power outlet is located on the left
side in the trunk.
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Switching on
Switching off
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
왘
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in direction of arrow 1 (컄 page 289).
suspended while indicator lamp 3
(컄 page 289) remains on when
Turn switch at the tip of stalk in direction of arrow 2 (컄 page 289).
The heated steering wheel is switched
off. Indicator lamp 3 (컄 page 289)
goes out.
The steering wheel is heated. Indicator
lamp 3 (컄 page 289) comes on.
i The steering wheel heating is temporarily
i Indicator lamp 3 (컄 page 289) flashes or
goes out
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in case of power surge or undervoltage
앫
the temperature of the vehicle interior is
above 86°F (30°C)
앫
in case of a steering wheel heating malfunction
앫
the temperature of the steering wheel is
above 95°F (35°C)
i The steering wheel heating switches off au-
When these conditions do not apply anymore,
steering wheel heating continues.
Floormats
tomatically when you remove the SmartKey from
the starter switch or, on vehicles with
KEYLESS-GO*, when you switch off the ignition
(컄 page 64) and open the driver’s door.
For information on steering wheel, see
“Multifunction steering wheel”
(컄 page 152).
1 Retainer pin
2 Eyelet
i To install or remove the floormat more easily, move the driver’s seat or front passenger seat
as far to the rear as possible (컄 page 43).
Warning!
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Whenever you are using floormats, make
sure there is enough clearance and that the
floormats are securely fastened.
Floormats should always be securely fastened using eyelets 2 and retainer pins 1.
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Before driving off, check that the floormats
are securely in place and adjust them if necessary. A loose floormat could slip and
hinder proper functioning of the pedals.
Do not place several floormats on top of
each other as this may impair pedal movement.
Removing
왘
Pull floormat off of retainer pins 1.
왘
Remove the floormat.
Installing
왘
Lay down the floormat.
왘
Press the floormat eyelets 2 onto retainer pins 1.
Telephone*
Warning!
Warning!
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Please do not forget that your primary responsibility is to drive the vehicle. A driver’s
attention to the road must always be
his/her primary focus when driving. For
your safety and the safety of others, we recommend that you pull over to a safe location
and stop before placing or taking a telephone call.
Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
If you choose to use the telephone1 while
driving, please use the hands-free device
and only use the telephone when road,
weather and traffic conditions permit. Some
jurisdictions prohibit the driver from using a
cellular telephone while driving a vehicle.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable telephone or a citizens band unit, should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are connected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
The external antenna must be approved by
Mercedes-Benz. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz 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 COMAND1 (Cockpit Management and Data System) if road, weather
and traffic conditions permit.
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1
Observe all legal requirements.
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컄컄
Bear in mind that at a speed of just 30 mph
(approximately 50 km/h), your vehicle is
covering a distance of 44 feet (approximately 14 m) every second.
i Various mobile phone cradles can be installed in the front center armrest, see separate
installation instructions for the mobile phone
cradle. These mobile phone cradles can be obtained from an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The functions and services available to you while
using the mobile phone depend on your service
provider and the type of mobile phone you are
using. See also separate operating manual for instructions on how to use your mobile phone.
When the mobile phone is inserted in the
cradle, you can operate the telephone using the following devices:
앫
mobile phone keypad
앫
buttons s and t on the multifunction steering wheel (컄 page 152)
앫
Voice Control System* (see separate
operating instructions)
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Please note that these functions are only
available with Mercedes-Benz approved
mobile phones. Please contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for information on features available for your mobile
phone of choice.
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If applicable, remove the cover for the
external antenna connection from the
back of the mobile phone and store it in
a safe place. Be sure to comply with the
mobile phone’s operating instructions
as well.
The cradle is located in the front center
armrest.
왘
Open telephone compartment
(컄 page 285).
Inserting mobile phone in mobile phone
cradle
Once the mobile phone has been inserted
in the mobile phone cradle, you have to
use the hands-free device to respond during phone calls.
! Do not try to remove the mobile phone along
with the cradle. You could otherwise damage the
mobile phone cradle.
Example illustration
1 Insert the mobile phone
2 Connector contact
3 Mobile phone cradle
왘
Slide the lower end of the mobile phone
into connector contact 2 on
cradle 3.
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왘
Push the top of the mobile phone in direction of arrow 1, until the lug on the
mobile phone release button engages.
Removing mobile phone from mobile
phone cradle
The mobile phone is connected to the
network via the external antenna.
You can place or receive phone calls. You
can control other functions of the mobile
phone via the control system
(컄 page 181), COMAND* or Voice Control
System* (see separate operating instructions).
i When you take the SmartKey or SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* out of the starter switch, the
mobile phone remains switched on for approximately 10 minutes. If you place or receive a call
during this time, the mobile phone switches off
10 minutes after the call has been completed.
If you require a different cradle for your
mobile phone, remove the present cradle
before installing a new one.
Removing an existing mobile phone
cradle
The mobile phone is linked to the
hands-free device and the multifunction steering wheel.
The battery is charged depending on its
charge status and the position of the
SmartKey in the starter switch. The
charge procedure will be indicated in
the mobile phone’s display.
Changing mobile phone cradle
Example illustration
1 Release catch for mobile phone
2 Mobile phone cradle
i When using a flip-style mobile phone, open
flip top before removing from the cradle while a
call is connected. Otherwise, the call will be disconnected.
왘
Press release catch in direction of
arrow 1 and take mobile phone out of
mobile phone cradle 2.
Example illustration
1 To release the mobile phone cradle
2 To remove the mobile phone cradle
3 Mobile phone cradle
왘
Press release button in direction of
arrow 1 and take mobile phone
cradle 3 out in direction of arrow 2.
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Installing a different mobile phone
cradle
Tele Aid
The Tele Aid system
! The initial activation of the Tele Aid system
(Telematic Alarm Identification on Demand)
may only be performed by completing the subscriber agreement and placing an acquaintance
call using 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).
Example illustration
1 Contact plate
2 Recesses
3 Mobile phone cradle
왘
Insert mobile phone cradle 3 into
recesses 2 of contact plate 1.
왘
Push mobile phone cradle 3 forward
until it engages.
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 consists of three
types of response:
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automatic and manual emergency
앫
Roadside Assistance and
앫
information
The Tele Aid system is operational providing that the vehicle’s battery is charged,
properly connected, not damaged and cellular and GPS coverage is available.
The speaker volume of a Tele Aid call can
be adjusted when using the volume control
on the multifunction steering wheel. To
raise, press button æ and to lower,
press button ç or use the volume knob
on your COMAND headunit.
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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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i The SOS button is located above the interior
rear view mirror (컄 page 297).
The Roadside Assistance button • and the
Information button ¡ are located below the
center armrest cover (컄 page 285).
i 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.
System self-check
Initially, after switching on the ignition,
malfunctions are detected and indicated
(the indicator lamps in the SOS button, the
Roadside Assistance button • and the
Information button ¡ stay on longer
than 10 seconds or do not come on).
The message Tele Aid malfunction
Drive to workshop appears in the multifunction display.
Warning!
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If the indicator lamps in the SOS button, in
the Roadside Assistance button and/or in
the Information button remain illuminated
constantly in red and/or the message
Tele Aid 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.
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 297) for instructions on initiating an emergency call manually.
Once the emergency call is in progress, the
indicator lamp in the SOS button will begin
to flash. The message Connecting call
appears in the multifunction display and
the audio system is muted. 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.
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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
emergency provided they can speak to an
occupant of the vehicle.
The Tele Aid system is available if
앫
앫
it has been activated and is operational. Activation requires a subscription
for monitoring services, connection
and cellular air time
the relevant cellular phone network
and GPS signals are available and pass
the information on to the Response
Center
i Location of the vehicle on a map is only possible if the vehicle is able to receive signals from
the GPS satellite network and pass the information on to the Response Center.
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Warning!
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If the indicator lamp in the SOS button is
flashing continuously and there was no
voice connection to the Response Center
established, then the Tele Aid system could
not initiate an emergency call (e.g. the relevant cellular phone network is not available).
The message Call failed appears in the
multifunction display for approximately
10 seconds.
Should this occur, assistance must be summoned by other means.
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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.
왘
Press SOS button 2 briefly.
The indicator lamp in SOS button 2
will flash until the emergency call is
concluded.
왘
Wait for a voice connection to the Response Center.
왘
Close cover 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 •
Located below the center armrest cover is
the Roadside Assistance button •.
왘
Press and hold the 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 and the audio system is muted.
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 Roadside
Assistance dispatcher and the occupants
of the vehicle will be established.
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Describe the nature of the need for assistance.
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The Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance
dispatcher will either dispatch a qualified
Mercedes-Benz technician or arrange to
tow your vehicle to the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. For services such
as labor and/or towing, charges may apply. Refer to the Roadside Assistance manual for more information.
i The indicator lamp on the Roadside Assis-
Information button ¡
tance button • remains illuminated in red for
approximately 10 seconds during the system
self-check after switching on the ignition (together with the SOS button and the Information
button ¡).
The Information button ¡ is located below the center armrest cover.
The following is only available in the USA:
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 is not available). The
message Call failed appears in the multifunction display.
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Sign and Drive services: Services such
as a jump start, a few gallons of fuel or
the replacement of a flat tire with the
vehicle spare tire are obtainable.
See system self-check (컄 page 295) when the
indicator lamp does not come on in red or stays
on longer than approximately 10 seconds.
Roadside Assistance calls can be terminated using button t on the multifunction steering
wheel or the respective button for ending a telephone call on the COMAND headunit.
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 and the audio system is muted.
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 authorized
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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).
i The indicator lamp on 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 295) when the
indicator lamp does not come on in red or stays
on longer than approximately 10 seconds.
If the indicator lamp on 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
button t on the multifunction steering wheel
or the respective button for ending a telephone
call on the COMAND headunit.
! 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
an 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.
i The indicator lamp in the respective button
flashes until the call is concluded. Calls can only
be terminated by a Response Center or Customer Assistance Center representative except
Roadside Assistance and Information calls,
which can also be terminated by pressing
button t on the multifunction steering wheel
or the respective button for ending a telephone
call on the COMAND headunit.
! 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.
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i When a Tele Aid call has been initiated, the
Remote door unlock
COMAND system audio is muted and the selected mode (radio or CD) pauses. The optional cellular phone (if installed) switches off. If you must
use this phone, the vehicle must be parked. Disconnect the coiled cord and place the call. The
COMAND navigation* system (if engaged) will
continue to run. The multifunction display in the
instrument cluster is available for use, and spoken commands are only available by pressing the
RPT button on the COMAND unit. A pop-up window will appear in the COMAND display to indicate that a Tele Aid call is in progress.
In case you have locked your vehicle unintentionally (e.g. SmartKey inside vehicle),
and the reserve SmartKey is not handy:
왘
Contact the Mercedes-Benz Response
Center at 1-800-756-9018 (in the USA)
or 1-888-923-8367 (in Canada).
You will be asked to provide your password which you provided when you
completed the subscriber agreement.
왘
Then return to your vehicle and pull the
trunk recessed handle for a minimum
of 20 seconds until the SOS button is
flashing.
The message Call connected appears
in the multifunction display.
As an alternative, you may unlock the vehicle via Internet using the ID and password
sent to you shortly after the completion of
your acquaintance call.
The Response Center will then unlock your
vehicle with the remote door unlocking
feature.
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i The remote door unlock feature is available
if the relevant cellular phone network is available.
The SOS button will flash and the message
Call connected will appear in the multifunction display to indicate receipt of the door unlock
command.
Once the vehicle is unlocked, a Response Center
specialist will attempt to establish voice contact
with the vehicle occupants.
If the trunk recessed handle was pulled for more
than 20 seconds before door unlock authorization was received by the Response Center, you
must wait 15 minutes before pulling the trunk recessed handle again.
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Stolen Vehicle 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.
i When the anti-theft alarm stays on for more
than 30 seconds, a call is initiated automatically
to the Response Center. See anti-theft alarm
system (컄 page 106).
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
Indicator lamp
2 3 4 Signal transmitter button
Needed for programming (not part of vehicle equipment):
5
Hand-held remote control of garage door opener, gate operator
or other device
6
Hand-held remote control button
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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 vehicle outside the garage.
Do not run the engine while programming
the integrated remote control. Inhalation of
exhaust gas is hazardous to your health. All
exhaust gas contains carbon monoxide
(CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and possible death.
Programming the integrated remote
control
Step 1:
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
Step 2:
왘
If you have previously programmed a
signal transmitter button and wish to
retain its programming, proceed to
step 3.
If you are programming the integrated
remote control for the first time, press
and hold the two outer signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4 and release
them only when 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:
Step 5:
Rolling code programming
왘
왘
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.)
Hold the end of hand-held remote
control 5 of the device you wish to
train approximately 2 to 5 in
(5 to 12 cm) away from the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) to be
programmed, while keeping the indicator lamp 1 in view.
Step 6:
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Step 4:
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After indicator lamp 1 changes from a
slow to a rapidly flashing light, release
the hand-held remote control button
and the signal transmitter button.
Press and hold the just-trained signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) and
observe the indicator lamp 1.
Using both hands, simultaneously
press hand-held remote control
button 6 and the desired signal transmitter button (2, 3 or 4). Do not
release the buttons until step 5 is completed.
If indicator lamp 1 stays on
constantly, programming is complete
and your device should activate when
the respective signal transmitter
button (2, 3 or 4) is pressed and released.
Indicator lamp 1 will flash, first slowly
and then rapidly.
i If indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly for about
i Indicator lamp 1 flashes immediately the
first time the signal transmitter button is programmed. If this button has already been programmed, the indicator lamp will only start
flashing after 20 seconds.
2 seconds and then turns to a constant light,
continue with programming steps 8 through 12
as your garage door opener may be equipped
with the “rolling code” feature.
Step 8:
왘
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.
컄컄
Step 7:
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To program the remaining two signal
transmitter buttons, repeat the steps
above starting with step 3.
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컄컄 Step
왘
9:
Press the “training” button on the garage door opener motor head unit.
Step 12:
Step 4:
왘
왘
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, indicator lamp 1 will flash slowly and then
rapidly after several seconds.
왘
Proceed with programming step 5 and
step 6 to complete.
The “training light” is activated.
You have 30 seconds to initiate the following two steps.
Step 10:
왘
Return to the vehicle and firmly press,
hold for 2 seconds and release the programmed signal transmitter button
(2, 3 or 4).
Step 11:
왘
Press, hold for 2 seconds and release
same signal transmitter button a second time to complete the training process.
i Some garage door openers (or other rolling
code equipped devices) may require you to
press, hold for 2 seconds and release the same
signal transmitter button a third time to complete the training process.
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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.
Gate operator/Canadian programming
Canadian radio-frequency laws require
transmitter signals to “time-out” (or quit)
after several seconds of transmission
which may not be long enough for the
integrated signal transmitter to pick up the
signal during programming. Similar to this
Canadian law, some U.S. gate operators
are designed to “time-out” in the same
manner.
If you live in Canada or if you are having
difficulties programming a gate operator
(regardless of where you live) by using the
programming procedures, replace step 4
with the following:
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i 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.
Operation of integrated remote control
Programming tips
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Select and press the appropriate integrated signal transmitter button (2,
3 or 4) to activate the remote controlled device.
If you are having difficulty programming
the integrated remote control, here are
some helpful tips:
Reprogramming a single signal transmitter button
The integrated remote control transmitter continues to send the signal as
long as the button is pressed – up to
20 seconds.
To program a device using a signal transmitter button previously trained, follow
these steps:
Erasing the integrated remote control
memory
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press and hold the desired signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4).
Do not release the button.
왘
왘
Indicator lamp 1 will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without releasing the
signal transmitter button, proceed with
programming starting with step 3.
Simultaneously press and hold outer
signal transmitter buttons 2 and 4,
for approximately 20 seconds, until
indicator lamp 1 flashes rapidly. Do
not hold for longer than 30 seconds.
The codes of all three channels are
erased.
i If you sell your vehicle, erase the codes of all
앫
Check the frequency of hand-held remote control 5 (typically located on
the reverse side of the remote). The integrated remote control is compatible
with radio-frequency devices operating
between 280-390 MHz.
앫
Put a new battery in hand-held remote
control 5. This will increase the likelihood of the hand-held remote control
sending a faster and more accurate signal to the integrated remote control.
앫
While performing step 3, hold
hand-held remote control 5 at different lengths and angles from the signal
transmitter button (2, 3 or 4) you
are programming. Attempt varying angles at the distance of 2 to 5 inches
(5 to 12 cm) away or the same angle at
varying distances.
three channels.
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If another hand-held remote control is
available for the same device, try the
programming steps again using that
other hand-held remote control. Make
sure new batteries are in the hand-held
remote control before beginning the
procedure.
Straighten the antenna wire from the
garage door opener assembly. This
may help improve transmitting and/or
receiving signals.
i 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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i USA only:
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
Driving instructions
At the gas station
Engine compartment
Tires and wheels
Winter driving
Maintenance
Vehicle care
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Operation
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
In the “Operation” section you will find detailed information on operating, maintaining and caring for your vehicle.
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The more cautiously you treat your vehicle
during the break-in period, the more satisfied you will be with its performance later
on.
앫
Drive your vehicle during the first
1000 miles (1500 km) at varying but
moderate vehicle and engine speeds.
앫
During this period, avoid heavy loads
(full throttle driving) and excessive engine speeds (no more than 2/3 of
maximum rpm in each gear).
앫
Avoid accelerating by kickdown.
앫
Do not attempt to slow the vehicle
down by shifting to a lower gear using
the gear selector lever.
앫
Select positions 3, 2 or 1 only when
driving at moderate speeds (for hill
driving).
앫
Select C as the preferred shift program
(컄 page 190) for the first 1000 miles
(1500 km).
After 1000 miles (1500 km) you may
gradually increase vehicle and engine
speeds to the permissible maximum.
! Additional instructions for AMG vehicles:
앫
During the first 1000 miles (1500 km), do
not exceed a speed of 85 mph (140 km/h).
앫
During this period, avoid engine speeds
above 4500 rpm in each gear.
All of the above instructions, as may apply
to your vehicle type, also apply when driving the first 1000 miles (1500 km) after
the engine or the rear differential has been
replaced.
i Always obey applicable speed limits.
Operation
Driving instructions
왔 Driving instructions
Drive sensibly – save fuel
Fuel consumption, to a great extent, depends on driving habits and operating conditions.
To save fuel you should:
앫
Keep tires at the recommended inflation pressures.
앫
Remove unnecessary loads.
앫
Remove roof rack when not in use.
앫
Allow engine to warm up under low
load use.
앫
Avoid frequent acceleration and deceleration.
앫
Have all maintenance work performed
at the intervals specified in the
Maintenance Booklet and as required
by the Maintenance System. Contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Drinking and driving
Warning!
Pedals
G
Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs
and driving are very dangerous combinations. Even a small amount of alcohol or
drugs can affect your reflexes, perceptions
and judgment.
The possibility of a serious or even fatal accident are greatly increased when you drink
or take drugs and drive.
Warning!
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Make sure that absolutely no objects are obstructing the pedals’ range of movement.
Keep the driver’s footwell clear of all obstacles. If there are any floormats or carpets in
the footwell, make sure that the pedals still
have sufficient clearance.
Do not drink or take drugs and drive or allow
anyone to drive who has been drinking or
taking drugs.
Fuel consumption is also increased by
driving in cold weather, in stop-and-go
traffic, on short trips and in hilly area.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Power assistance
Warning!
! Vehicles without 4MATIC:
Brakes
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.
Warning!
G
After driving in heavy rain for some time
without applying the brakes or through water deep enough to wet brake components,
the first braking action may be somewhat
reduced and increased pedal pressure may
be necessary to obtain expected braking effect. Maintain a safe distance from vehicles
in front.
Resting your foot on the brake pedal will
cause excessive and premature wear of the
brake pads.
It can also result in the brakes overheating,
thereby significantly reducing their effectiveness. It may not be possible to stop the
vehicle in sufficient time to avoid an accident.
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Because the ESP® operates automatically, the
engine and the ignition must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1 or
KEYLESS-GO start/stop button* in position 0
or 1) when:
앫
the parking brake is being tested on a brake
test dynamometer
앫
the vehicle is being towed with the front 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 105).
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.
Operation
Driving instructions
If your brake system is normally only subjected to moderate loads, you should occasionally test the effectiveness of the
brakes by applying above-normal braking
pressure at higher speeds. This will also
enhance the grip of the brake pads.
Warning!
G
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 99).
Brake pad wear or a leak in the system may
be the reason for low brake fluid level in
the reservoir.
The brake fluid level in the reservoir may
be too low if the brake warning lamp in the
instrument cluster comes on and an
acoustic warning sounds although the
parking brake is released (컄 page 383).
Observe additional messages in the multifunction display that may appear
(컄 page 413).
Warning!
G
If other than recommended brake pads are
installed, or other than recommended brake
fluid is used, the braking properties of the
vehicle can be degraded to an extent that
safe braking is substantially impaired. This
could result in an accident.
Have the brake system inspected
immediately. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
! 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.
All checks and service work on the brake
system should be carried out by qualified
technicians only. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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.
Only install brake pads and brake fluid
recommended by Mercedes-Benz.
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Operation
Driving instructions
High-performance brake system
(E 63 AMG only)
The high-performance brake system is designed to operate under the extremely high
operating demands required to accommodate the performance capabilities of the
vehicle. The brakes may produce a squeaking-type noise depending on the
앫
vehicle speed
앫
brake force applied
앫
ambient conditions, e.g. temperature
and humidity
As with any brake system, the wear of individual brake system components such as
brake pads or disks strongly depends on
your driving style and the conditions under
which you operate the vehicle. Thus, a driving style calling for high demand braking
will cause your vehicle’s brakes to wear
more quickly.
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Warning!
G
New vehicle brake pads and discs, and
replacement brake pads and discs may take
several hundred miles of driving until they
provide optimum braking efficiency. Until
that time, you may need to use increased
brake pedal pressure while braking. Please
be aware of this and adjust your driving and
braking accordingly during this break-in
period.
Excessive high demand braking will cause
correspondingly high brake wear. Please be
attentive to the brake warning lamp in the
instrument cluster and brake condition messages in the multifunction display. Especially for high performance driving, it is
important to maintain and have the brake
system checked regularly.
Driving off
Apply the brakes to test them briefly after
driving off. Perform this procedure only
when the road is clear of other traffic.
Warm up the engine smoothly. Do not
place full load on the engine until the operating temperature has been reached.
! When driving off on a slippery surface, do
not allow a drive wheel to spin for an extended
period with the ESP® switched off. Doing so may
cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
! Simultaneously depressing the accelerator
pedal and applying the brake reduces engine
performance and causes premature brake and
drivetrain wear.
Operation
Driving instructions
Parking
Warning!
G
Do not park this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or
leaves can come into contact with the hot
exhaust system, as these materials could be
ignited and cause a vehicle fire.
To reduce the risk of personal injury, or
damage to the vehicle drivetrain, as a result
of vehicle movement, before turning off the
engine and leaving the vehicle always:
앫
Keep right foot on brake pedal.
앫
Firmly depress parking brake pedal.
앫
Move the gear selector lever to
position P.
앫
Slowly release brake pedal.
앫
When parked on an incline, turn front
wheel towards the road curb.
앫
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 0 and remove the SmartKey
from the starter switch, or press
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*).
앫
Take the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* with you and lock vehicle
when leaving.
Tires
Warning!
G
If you feel a sudden significant vibration or
ride disturbance, or you suspect that possible damage to your vehicle has occurred,
you should turn on the hazard warning flashers, carefully slow down, and drive with caution to an area which is a safe distance from
the road.
Inspect the tires and 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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Driving instructions
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
Warning!
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Although the applicable federal motor vehicle safety laws consider a tire to be worn
when the treadwear indicators (TWI) become visible at approximately 1/16 in
(1.6 mm), we recommend that you do not allow your tires to wear down to that level. As
tread depth approaches 1/8 in (3 mm), the
adhesion properties on a wet road are
sharply reduced.
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).
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Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
could lose control of the vehicle. Continued
driving with a flat tire or driving at high
speed with a flat tire will cause excessive
heat build-up and possibly a fire.
For more information, see “Tires and
wheels” (컄 page 333).
Hydroplaning
Depending on the depth of the water layer
on the road, hydroplaning may occur, even
at low speeds and with new tires. Reduce
vehicle speed, avoid track grooves in the
road and apply brakes cautiously in the
rain.
Tire traction
The safe speed on a wet, snow covered or
icy road is always lower than on a dry road.
You should pay particular attention to the
condition of the road whenever the outside
temperatures are close to the freezing
point.
Warning!
G
If ice has formed on the road, tire traction
will be substantially reduced. Under such
weather conditions, drive, steer and brake
with extreme caution.
Operation
Driving instructions
Mercedes-Benz recommends winter tires
(컄 page 364) with a minimum tread depth
of approximately 1/6 in (4 mm) on all four
wheels for the winter season to make sure
normal balanced handling characteristics.
On packed snow, they can reduce your
stopping distance compared to summer
tires. Stopping distance, however, is still
considerably greater than when the road is
not covered with snow or ice. Exercise appropriate caution.
! Avoid spinning of a drive wheel. This may
cause serious damage to the drivetrain which is
not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
Tire speed rating
An electronic speed limiter prevents your
vehicle from exceeding a speed of:
Regardless of the tire speed rating, local
speed limits should be obeyed. Use prudent driving speeds appropriate to prevailing conditions.
Warning!
G
Even when permitted by law, never operate
a vehicle at speeds greater than the maximum speed rating of the tires.
Exceeding the maximum speed for which
tires are rated can lead to sudden tire failure, causing loss of vehicle control and possibly resulting in an accident and/or
personal injury and possible death, for you
and for others.
앫
All models except E 63 AMG:
130 mph (210 km/h)
앫
E 63 AMG:
155 mph (250 km/h)
앫
E 63 AMG with increased top speed*
E 63 AMG (Performance Package*):
186 mph (300 km/h)
The factory equipped tires on your vehicle
may have a tire speed rating above the
maximum speed permitted by the electronic speed limiter.
Make sure your tires have the required tire
speed rating as specified for your vehicle in
the “Technical data” section (컄 page 481),
for example when purchasing new tires.
For information on how to identify the tire
speed rating on a tire’s sidewall, see “Tire
size designation, load and speed rating”
(컄 page 350).
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Operation
Driving instructions
If you are uncertain about the correct reading of the information given on a tire’s sidewall, any authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center will be glad to assist you.
i For information on speed ratings for winter
tires, see “Winter driving” (컄 page 364).
For additional general information on tire speed
markings on tire sidewall, see “Tire speed rating”
(컄 page 352).
Winter driving instructions
The most important rule for slippery or icy
roads is to drive sensibly and to avoid
abrupt acceleration, braking and steering
maneuvers. Do not use the cruise control
system under such conditions.
When the vehicle is in danger of skidding,
move gear selector lever to position N. Try
to keep the vehicle under control by corrective steering action.
i For more information on driving with snow
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.
chains, see “Snow chains” (컄 page 365).
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.
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Warning!
G
Make sure not to endanger any other road
users when carrying out these braking maneuvers.
Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
G
If the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, make
sure that snow is kept clear of the exhaust
pipe and from around the vehicle with the
engine running. Otherwise, deadly carbon
monoxide (CO) gases may enter vehicle interior resulting in unconsciousness and
death.
To assure sufficient fresh air ventilation,
open a window slightly on the side of the vehicle not facing the wind.
Warning!
G
The outside temperature indicator is not designed to serve as an ice-warning device and
is therefore unsuitable for that purpose. Indicated temperatures just above the freezing point do not guarantee that the road
surface is free of ice.
Standing water
! Do not drive through flooded areas or water
of unknown depth. 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.
Passenger compartment
Warning!
G
Always fasten items being carried as securely as possible.
In an accident, during hard braking or sudden maneuvers, loose items will be thrown
around inside the vehicle, and cause injury
to vehicle occupants unless the items are
securely fastened in the vehicle.
The trunk is the preferred place to carry objects.
Driving abroad
Abroad, there is an extensive
Mercedes-Benz service network at your
disposal. If you plan to drive into areas
which are not listed in the index of your
Mercedes-Benz Center directory, you
should request pertinent information from
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
For more information, see “Winter driving”
(컄 page 364).
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Operation
Driving instructions
Control and operation of radio transmitter
Catalytic converter (gasoline engine)
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.
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Never operate radio transmitters equipped
with a built-in or attached antenna (i.e. without being connected to an external antenna)
from inside the vehicle while the engine is
running. Doing so could lead to a malfunction of the vehicle’s electronic system, possibly resulting in an accident and/or serious
personal injury.
Radio transmitters, such as a portable telephone or a citizens band unit should only
be used inside the vehicle if they are connected to an antenna that is installed on
the outside of the vehicle.
Refer to the radio transmitter operation instructions regarding use of an external antenna.
Your vehicle 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, which could
potentially start a fire.
Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
G
As with any vehicle, do not idle, park or operate this vehicle in areas where combustible materials such as grass, hay or leaves
can come into contact with the hot exhaust
system, as these materials could be ignited
and cause a vehicle fire.
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine)
Emission control
Your vehicle is equipped with an oxidation
catalyst, an important element in conjunction with the oxygen sensors to achieve
substantial control of the pollutants in the
exhaust emissions. Keep your vehicle in
proper operating condition by following
our recommended maintenance instructions as outlined in your Maintenance
Booklet.
Certain parts of the engine and the
emission control system serve to keep the
toxic components of the exhaust gases of
the engine within permissible limits required by law.
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.
These systems 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
procedures must be carried out regularly
according to Mercedes-Benz servicing
requirements. For details refer to the
Maintenance Booklet.
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Operation
Driving instructions
Warning!
G
Inhalation of exhaust gas is hazardous to
your health. All exhaust gas contains carbon
monoxide (CO), and inhaling it can cause unconsciousness and lead to death.
Do not run the engine in confined areas
(such as a garage) which are not properly
ventilated. If you think that exhaust gas
fumes are entering the vehicle while driving,
have the cause determined and corrected
immediately. If you must drive under these
conditions, drive only with at least one window fully open at all times.
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Coolant temperature
Warning!
During severe operating conditions 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 overheated
can cause some fluids, which may have
leaked into the engine compartment, to
catch fire. You could be seriously
burned.
앫
Steam from an overheated engine can
cause serious burns which can occur
just by opening the engine hood. Stay
away from the engine if you see or hear
steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
Operation
At the gas station
왔 At the gas station
Refueling
Warning!
Warning!
G
Gasoline and diesel fuels are highly
flammable and poisonous. They burn
violently and can cause serious injury.
Never allow sparks, flame or smoking
materials near gasoline or diesel fuel!
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Whenever you are around gasoline or diesel
fuel, avoid inhaling fumes and skin or
clothing contact, extinguish all smoking
materials.
Direct skin contact with gasoline or diesel
fuels and the inhalation of gasoline or diesel
fuel vapors can damage your health.
G
Do not fill diesel tanks with gasoline. Do not
mix diesel fuel with gasoline. Otherwise the
fuel system and engine could be damaged.
In addition, the vehicle could catch fire.
If you have accidentally filled the tank with
incorrect or non-approved fuel, do not start
the engine. The fuel system must be drained
completely.
! Diesel engine:
When filling the diesel fuel tank using fuel containers, place a filling filter, a suede cloth or a
clean flannel cloth as a filter. Otherwise, particles from the fuel container could clog the fuel
lines and/or the diesel injection system.
i In case that the central locking system does
not release the fuel filler flap, or the opening
mechanism is clamping, notify Roadside Assistance or an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
! Damage resulting from the use of non approved fuels or fuel additives or resulting from
mixing gasoline with diesel fuel is not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
The fuel filler flap is located on the
right-hand side of the vehicle towards the
rear. Locking/unlocking the vehicle with
the SmartKey or the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* automatically locks/unlocks the fuel filler flap.
왘
Turn the engine off
앫
by turning the SmartKey to
position 0.
컄컄
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Operation
At the gas station
앫
컄컄
by pressing the KEYLESS-GO*
start/stop button. Open the driver’s door (with the driver’s door
open, starter switch is now in
position 0, same as SmartKey removed from starter switch).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Open the fuel filler flap by pushing at
the point indicated by the arrow.
Warning!
G
Overfilling of the fuel tank may create
pressure in the system which could cause a
gas discharge. This could cause the gas to
spray back out when removing the fuel
pump nozzle, which could cause personal
injury.
왘
Replace fuel cap by turning it clockwise
until it audibly engages.
Close the fuel filler flap.
The fuel filler flap springs open.
왘
Turn the fuel cap to the left and hold on
to it until possible pressure is released.
왘
왘
Take off the cap and set it in the recess
on the fuel filler flap.
open can cause the yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp to flash and the malfunction indicator lamp ú (USA only) or the malfunction
indicator lamp ± (Canada only) to illuminate.
To prevent fuel vapors from escaping
into open air, fully insert filler nozzle
unit.
왘
Only fill your tank until the filler nozzle
unit cuts out – do not top off or overfill.
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i Leaving the engine running and the fuel cap
For more information, see also “Practical hints”
(컄 page 384).
i Gasoline engine:
Only use premium unleaded gasoline with a minimum Posted Octane Rating of 91 (average of
96 RON/86 MON). Information on gasoline
quality can normally be found on the fuel pump.
For more information on gasoline, see “Premium
unleaded gasoline (gasoline engine)”
(컄 page 496), see “Fuel requirements”
(컄 page 496) and the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
i Diesel engine:
Only use commercially available vehicular
ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM). Information on
diesel quality can normally be found on the fuel
pump.
For more information on diesel fuels, refer to the
Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet
(USA only) or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
i Diesel engine:
If you have driven the vehicle until the tank is
empty, the fuel system needs to be bled
(컄 page 459).
Operation
At the gas station
! Diesel engine:
The engine is more susceptible to wear and
damage if you use
앫
marine diesel fuel
앫
heating oil
앫
additives
The exhaust aftertreatment device will be
seriously damaged if you use
앫
LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(500 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM)
앫
any other diesel fuel with a sulfur content of
above 15 ppm
The use of such non-approved fuels and/or
special additives is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Low outside temperatures
(diesel engine)
Check regularly and before a long trip
To prevent malfunctions, diesel fuel with
improved cold flow characteristics is offered in the winter months. Check with
your fuel retailer.
! Do not fill the tank with gasoline. Do not
blend diesel fuel with gasoline or kerosine. The
fuel system and engine will otherwise be damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
1 Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system*
2 Brake fluid
3 Coolant level
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Operation
At the gas station
Coolant
Vehicle lighting
For information on refilling the reservoir,
see “Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*”
(컄 page 332).
For normal replenishing, use water (potable water quality). For more information on
coolant, see “Coolant level” (컄 page 330)
and see “Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.”
(컄 page 491).
Check function and cleanliness. For more
information on replacing light bulbs, see
“Replacing bulbs” (컄 page 443).
For more information, see “Exterior lamp
switch” (컄 page 137).
Brake fluid
Engine oil level
Tire inflation pressure
! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
For more information on engine oil level,
see “Engine oil” (컄 page 327).
For more information, see “Checking tire
inflation pressure” (컄 page 342).
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
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 383).
For information on brake fluid, see “Fuels,
coolants, lubricants etc.” (컄 page 491).
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Operation
Engine compartment
왔 Engine compartment
Hood
Warning!
Warning!
G
Do not pull the release lever while the vehicle is in motion. Otherwise the hood could
be forced open by passing air flow.
This could cause the hood to come loose
and injure you and/or others.
You could be injured when the hood is open
– even when the engine is turned off.
Parts of the engine can become very hot. To
prevent burns, let the engine cool off completely before touching any components on
the vehicle. Comply with all relevant safety
precautions.
Opening
Warning!
Warning!
G
If you see flames or smoke coming from the
engine compartment, or if the coolant temperature indicator indicates that the engine
is overheated, do not open the hood. Move
away from vehicle and do not open the hood
until the engine has cooled. If necessary,
call the fire department.
G
G
Warning!
G
Vehicles with gasoline engine:
The engine is equipped with a transistorized
ignition system. Because of the high voltage
it is dangerous to touch any components (ignition coils, spark plug sockets, diagnostic
socket) of the ignition system
앫
with the engine running
앫
while starting the engine
앫
if ignition is “on” and the engine is
turned manually
To help prevent personal injury, stay clear of
moving parts when the hood is open and the
engine is running.
The radiator fan may continue to run for approximately 30 seconds or may even restart
after the engine has been turned off. Stay
clear of fan blades.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Warning!
G
Vehicles with diesel engine:
The engine is equipped with a high-voltage
electronic control unit for the injection
system. Because of the high voltage it is
dangerous to touch any components of the
injection system (injectors, electrical wires)
앫
with the engine running
앫
while starting the engine
앫
when the ignition is switched on
1 Release lever
2 Handle for opening the hood
왘
왘
Pull release lever 1.
The hood is unlocked.
Lift the hood slightly.
Handle 2 will extend out of the radiator grille.
! To avoid damage to the windshield wipers or
hood, never open the hood if the wiper arms are
folded forward away from the windshield.
! To avoid damage to handle 2 never pull up
the hood on handle 2.
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Operation
Engine compartment
왘
Pull handle 2 to its stop out of radiator grille.
왘
Lift bottom of hood at edge of radiator
grille.
The hood will be automatically held
open at shoulder height by gas-filled
struts.
Closing
Warning!
Engine oil
G
When closing the hood, use extreme caution
not to catch hands or fingers. Be careful that
you do not close the hood on anyone.
Make sure that the hood is securely engaged before driving off. Do not continue
driving if the hood can no longer engage after an accident, for example. The hood could
otherwise come loose while the vehicle is in
motion and endanger you and others.
왘
Let the hood drop from a height of approximately 1 ft (30 cm).
The hood will lock audibly.
왘
Check to make sure the hood is fully
closed.
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
앫
the vehicle is driven frequently at
higher engine speeds
Engine oil consumption checks should only
be made after the vehicle break-in period.
i Do not use any special lubricant additives,
as these may damage the drive assemblies. Using special additives not approved by
Mercedes-Benz may cause damage not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
More information on this subject is available at
any Mercedes-Benz Center.
If you can raise the hood at a point
above the headlamps, then it is not
properly closed. Open it again and let it
drop with somewhat greater force.
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Operation
Engine compartment
왘
Checking engine oil level
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 5 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 All models (except E 63 AMG):
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 325).
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).
E 63 AMG:
The filling quantity between the upper and lower
marks on the oil dipstick is approximately
1.6 US qt. (1.5 l).
왘
If necessary, add engine oil.
For adding engine oil, see “Adding engine
oil”.
For more information on engine oil, see
“Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.”
(컄 page 491).
For more information on messages in the
multifunction display concerning engine
oil, see the “Practical hints” section
(컄 page 418).
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Operation
Engine compartment
Adding engine oil
Be careful not to spill any oil when adding.
Avoid environmental damage caused by oil
entering the ground or water.
! Only use approved engine oils and oil filters
required for vehicles with Maintenance System
(U.S. vehicles) or FSS PLUS (Canada vehicles).
For a listing of approved engine oils and oil filters, refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) in your vehicle
literature portfolio, or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using engine oils and oil filters of specification
other than those expressly required for the Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or FSS PLUS
(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 PLUS (Canada vehicles) will result in engine
or emission control system damage not covered
by the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
! Excess oil must be siphoned or drained off.
It could cause damage to the engine and emission control system not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
왘
E 350/E 550 (E 320 BLUETEC similar)
Screw filler cap 1 back on filler neck.
For more information on engine oil, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 491) and
(컄 page 495).
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.
E 63 AMG
왘
Unscrew filler cap 1 from filler neck.
왘
Add engine oil as required. Be careful
not to overfill with oil.
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Operation
Engine compartment
Coolant level
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze. To check
the coolant level, the vehicle must be
parked on level ground and the engine
must be cool.
The coolant expansion tank is located on
the driver’s side of the engine compartment.
Warning!
앫
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine
parts. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which may burn if it comes into contact with hot engine parts.
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.
G
In order to avoid any potentially serious
burns:
앫
Use extreme caution when opening the
hood if there are any signs of steam or
coolant leaking from the cooling system,
or if the coolant temperature gauge indicates that the coolant is overheated.
앫
Do not remove pressure cap on coolant
reservoir if 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.
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왘
Using a rag, turn cap 2 slowly approximately one half turn counterclockwise
to release any excess pressure.
왘
Continue turning the cap 2 counterclockwise and remove it.
The coolant level is correct if the level:
앫
for cold coolant: reaches marking
bar 1 in the expansion tank 3
앫
for warm coolant: is approximately
0.6 in (1.5 cm) higher
왘
Add coolant as required.
왘
Replace and tighten cap 2.
For more information on coolant, see the
“Technical data” section (컄 page 498).
1 Marking bar in the expansion tank
2 Cap
3 Coolant expansion tank
Operation
Engine compartment
Battery
G
Warning!
Your vehicle’s battery is located on the
right hand side of the trunk (컄 page 460).
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.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries.
Wear eye protection.
Rinse any acid spills immediately with clear water. Contact a
physician if necessary.
Risk of explosion.
Keep children away.
Fire, open flames and smoking
are prohibited when handling
batteries. Avoid creating sparks.
Battery acid is caustic. Do not
allow it to come into contact
with skin, eyes or clothing.
Wear suitable protective clothing, especially gloves, apron and
faceguard.
Follow the instructions in this
Operator’s Manual.
Batteries contain materials that can harm
the environment if disposed of improperly.
Recycling of batteries is the preferred
method of disposal. Many states require
sellers of batteries to accept old batteries
for recycling.
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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 “MB SummerFit” to
water. Premix the windshield washer fluid
in a suitable container.
Warning!
G
Washer solvent/antifreeze is highly flammable. Do not spill washer solvent/ antifreeze
on hot engine parts, because it may ignite
and burn. You could be seriously burned.
1 Cap for windshield washer reservoir
Fluid for the windshield washer system and
the headlamp cleaning system is supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir. It
has a capacity of:
앫
4.8 US qt (4.5 l) in vehicles without
headlamp cleaning system
앫
6.9 US qt (6.5 l) in vehicles with headlamp cleaning system
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왘
Use the tab to pull cap 1 upwards.
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate and water (or
commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient temperatures).
! Always use washer solvent/antifreeze
where temperatures may fall below freezing
point. Failure to do so could result in damage to
the washer system/reservoir.
! 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 and
headlamp washer fluid mixing ratio”
(컄 page 500).
Operation
Tires and wheels
왔 Tires and wheels
See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
for information on tested and recommended rims and tires for summer and winter
operation. They can also offer advice concerning tire service and purchase.
Warning!
G
Replace rims or tires with the same designation, manufacturer and type as shown on the
original part. See an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information. If incorrectly sized rims and tires are
mounted:
앫
The wheel brakes or suspension components can be damaged
앫
The correct operating clearance of the
wheels and the tires are no longer guaranteed
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
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Only use sets of tires and rims of the
same type and make.
앫
Tires must be of the correct size for the
rim.
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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 of less than 1/8 in (3 mm).
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When replacing individual tires, you
should mount new tires on the front
wheels first (on vehicles with
same-sized wheels all around).
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire care and maintenance
Warning!
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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 341).
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Tire inspection
Life of tire
Every time you check your tire inflation
pressure, you should also inspect your
tires for the following:
The service life of a tire is dependent upon
varying factors including but not limited to:
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excessive treadwear (컄 page 335)
앫
cord or fabric showing through the
tire’s rubber
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bumps, bulges, cuts, cracks or splits in
the tread or side of the tire
Replace the tire if you find any of the above
conditions.
Make sure you also inspect the spare tire
periodically for condition and inflation.
Spare tires will age and become worn over
time even if never used, and thus should be
inspected and replaced when necessary.
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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.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Tread depth
Do not allow your tires to wear down too
far. Adhesion properties on wet roads are
sharply reduced at tread depths of less
than 1/8 in (3 mm).
Treadwear indicators (TWI) are required by
law. These indicators are located in six
places on the tread circumference and
become visible at a tread depth of approximately 1/16 in (1.6 mm), at which point the
tire is considered worn and should be replaced.
to wear down to that level. As tread depth
approaches 1/8 in (3 mm), the adhesion
properties on a wet road are sharply reduced.
Depending upon the weather and/or road
surface (conditions), the tire traction varies
widely.
Storing tires
! Keep unmounted tires in a cool, dry place
with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease and gasoline.
Cleaning tires
! Never use a round nozzle to power wash
tires. The intense jet of water can result in damage to the tire.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Recommended minimum tire tread depth:
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Summer tires 1/8 in (3 mm)
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Winter tires 1/6 in (4 mm)
Warning!
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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
1 TWI (Tread Wear Indicator)
The treadwear indicator appears as a solid
band across the tread.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Direction of rotation
Loading the vehicle
Unidirectional tires offer added advantages, such as better hydroplaning performance. To benefit, however, you must
make sure the tires rotate in the direction
specified.
Two labels on your vehicle show how much
weight it may properly carry.
An arrow on the sidewall indicates the
intended direction of rotation (spinning) of
the tire.
i Spare wheels may be mounted against the
direction of rotation (spinning) even with a unidirectional tire for temporary use only until the regular drive wheel has been repaired or replaced.
Always observe and follow applicable temporary
use restrictions and speed limitations indicated
on the spare wheel.
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1) The Tire and Loading Information
placard can be found on the driver’s
door B-pillar. This placard tells you important information about the number
of people that can be in the vehicle and
the total weight that can be carried in
the vehicle. It also contains information
on the proper size and recommended
tire inflation pressures for the original
equipment tires on your vehicle.
2) The certification label, also found on
the driver’s door B-pillar tells you about
the gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the Gross Vehicle Weight
Rating (GVWR). The GVWR includes the
weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
fuel and cargo. The certification label
also tells you about the front and rear
axle weight capacity, called the Gross
Axle Weight Rating (GAWR).
The GAWR is the total allowable weight
that can be carried by a single axle
(front or rear). Never exceed the GVWR
or GAWR for either the front axle or
rear axle.
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.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire and Loading Information
Warning!
Tire and Loading Information placard
The seating capacity gives you important
information on the number of occupants
that can be in the vehicle. Observe front
and rear seating capacity. The Tire and
Loading Information placard showing the
seating capacity information is located on
the driver’s door B-pillar (컄 page 336).
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Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit 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.
i 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.
Seating capacity
i Data shown on placard examples are for il1 Load limit information on the Tire and
Loading Information placard
lustration purposes only. Seating 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.
The placard showing the load limit information is located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
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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.
1 Seating capacity information on the
Tire and Loading Information placard
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Steps for determining correct load limit
Step 4
Step 6 (if applicable)
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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왘
Step 1
왘
Locate the statement “The combined
weight of occupants and cargo should
never exceed XXX kg or XXX lbs.” on
your vehicle’s placard.
Step 2
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Determine the combined weight of the
driver and passengers that will be
riding in your vehicle.
Step 3
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Subtract the combined weight of the
driver and passengers from XXX kilograms or XXX lbs.
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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 x 150) = 650 lbs.).
Step 5
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Determine the combined weight of
luggage and cargo being loaded on the
vehicle. That weight may not safely
exceed the available cargo and luggage
load capacity calculated in step 4.
If your vehicle will be towing a trailer,
load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this
manual to determine how this reduces
the available cargo and luggage load
capacity of your vehicle (컄 page 340).
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 337).
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 from
occupants
placard minus combined weight of
all occupants)
1
5
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
Occupant 2: 180 lbs
Occupant 3: 160 lbs
Occupant 4: 140 lbs
Occupant 5: 120 lbs
750 lbs
1500 lbs - 750 lbs = 750 lbs
1500 lbs
front: 2
rear: 3
2
1500 lbs
3
front: 1
rear: 2
Occupant 1: 200 lbs
Occupant 2: 190 lbs
Occupant 3: 150 lbs
540 lbs
1500 lbs - 540 lbs = 960 lbs
3
1500 lbs
1
front: 1
Occupant 1: 150 lbs
150 lbs
1500 lbs - 150 lbs = 1350 lbs
The higher the weight of all occupants, the
less cargo and luggage load capacity is
available.
For more information, see “Trailer tongue
load” (컄 page 340).
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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 340) 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 476).
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Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR): The
total weight of the vehicle, all occupants,
all cargo, and the trailer tongue load
(컄 page 340) 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
10 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.
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 located on the driver’s door B-pillar
(컄 page 336).
The tire inflation pressure should be
checked regularly and should only be adjusted on cold tires. The tires can be considered cold if the vehicle has been parked
for at least 3 hours or driven less than
1 mile (1.6 km).
Follow recommended cold tire inflation
pressures listed on Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
B-pillar.
Keeping the tires properly inflated
provides the best handling, tread life and
riding comfort.
In addition to the Tire and Loading
Information placard on the driver’s door
B-pillar, also consult the fuel filler flap for
any additional information pertaining to
special driving situations. For more information, see “Important notes on tire inflation pressure” (컄 page 342).
1 Tire and Loading Information placard
with recommended cold tire inflation
pressures
The Tire and Loading Information placard
lists the recommended cold tire inflation
pressures for maximum loaded vehicle
weight. The tire inflation pressures listed
apply to the tires installed as original
equipment.
i 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.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Important notes on tire inflation
pressure
Warning!
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If the tire inflation pressure repeatedly
drops:
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Check the tires for punctures from
foreign objects.
앫
Check to see whether air is leaking from
the valves or from around the rim.
Tire temperature and tire inflation pressure
are also increased while driving, depending
on the driving speed and the tire load.
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.
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i Driving comfort may be reduced when the
Checking tire inflation pressure
tire inflation pressure is adjusted to the value for
speeds above 100 mph (160 km/h) as specified
on the placard located on the inside of the fuel
filler flap.
Regularly check your tire inflation pressure
at least once a month.
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
(컄 page 321).
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.
Check and adjust the tire inflation
pressure when the tires are cold. The tires
can be considered cold if the vehicle has
been parked for at least 3 hours or driven
less than 1 mile (1.6 km).
If you check the tire inflation pressure
when the tires are warm (the vehicle has
been driven for several miles or sitting less
than 3 hours), the reading will be
approximately 4 psi (0.3 bar) higher than
the cold reading. This is normal. Do not let
air out to match the specified cold tire inflation pressure. Otherwise, the tire will be
underinflated.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
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Follow recommend 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.
Checking tire inflation pressure
manually
Follow the steps below to achieve correct
tire inflation pressure:
왘
Remove the cap from the valve on one
tire.
왘
Firmly press a tire gauge onto the
valve.
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.
왘
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 336). If necessary, add air to
achieve the recommended tire inflation
pressure.
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.
i 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.
왘
Install the valve cap.
왘
Repeat this procedure for each tire.
Run Flat Indicator (Canada only)
While the vehicle is being driven, the Run
Flat Indicator monitors the set tire inflation
pressures by evaluating each wheel’s rotational speed. This allows the system to detect a significant loss of pressure in a tire.
If a wheel’s rotational speed changes due
to falling tire inflation pressure, you will
see a corresponding warning message in
the multifunction display.
The Run Flat Indicator may function in a
restricted manner or with a delay
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if snow chains are mounted to the
vehicle
앫
in winter road conditions prevail in
presence of ice and snow
앫
if you are driving on a loose surface
(e.g. sand or gravel)
앫
if you are driving in a very sporty manner (involving rapid acceleration or high
speeds in curves)
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
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When the multifunction display shows the
message Tire pressure Check tires,
one or more of your tires is significantly underinflated. You should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper tire inflation pressure as indicated on the vehicle’s tire information placard.
Driving on a significantly underinflated tire
causes the tire to overheat and can lead to
tire failure. Underinflation also reduces fuel
efficiency and tire tread life, and may affect
the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability.
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.
i 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 336). The tire inflation pressures are
not listed in the owner’s manual.
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Warning!
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The Run Flat Indicator does not provide a
warning for wrongly selected tire inflation
pressures. Always adjust tire inflation pressure according to the 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 more than
one tire cannot be detected by the Run Flat
Indicator.
The Run Flat Indicator is not able to issue a
warning due to a sudden dramatic loss of
tire inflation pressure (e.g. tire blowout
caused by a foreign object). In this case
bring the vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and avoiding abrupt steering
maneuvers.
Reactivating the Run Flat Indicator
The tire inflation pressure monitor must be
reactivated in the following situations:
앫
If you have changed the tire inflation
pressure
앫
If you have replaced the wheels or tires
앫
If you have installed new wheels or
tires
왘
Using the tire 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.
Warning!
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The Run Flat Indicator can only warn you in
a reliable manner if you have set the correct
tire inflation pressures for each tire.
If an incorrect tire inflation pressure was
set, the system will monitor the pressure according to the incorrect value.
Operation
Tires and wheels
왘
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
If you wish to confirm activation:
Make sure the standard display menu
appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 151).
왘
Press button k or j repeatedly
until the following message appears in
the multifunction display:
Run Flat Indicator
active
Menu: R-Button
왘
Press the reset button (컄 page 27).
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Restart
Run Flat Indicator?
Cancel
Yes
Press button æ.
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Run Flat Indicator
restarted
After a certain “learning phase”, the Run
Flat Indicator checks the set pressure values for all four tires.
If you wish to cancel activation:
왘
Press button ç.
or
왘
Wait until the message
Checking tire inflation pressure electronically with the Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System (Advanced
TPMS)*, (Canada only)
The TPMS only functions on wheels that
are equipped with the proper electronic
sensors. It monitors the tire inflation pressure, as selected by the driver, in all four
tires. A warning is issued to alert you to a
decrease in pressure in one or more of the
tires.
Tire pressure inquiries are made using the
multifunction display. The present inflation
pressures are displayed only after a few
minutes’ travel time.
Restart
Run Flat Indicator?
Cancel
Yes
disappears.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
i USA only:
i Possible differences between the readings
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
of a tire pressure gauge of an air hose, e.g. gas
station equipment, and the vehicle’s control
system can occur. Usually the readings issued by
the control system are more precise.
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press the j or k button until
the current inflation pressures for each
tire appear in the multifunction display.
i Canada only:
This device complies with RSS-210 of Industry
Canada. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
Any unauthorized modification to this device
could void the user’s authority to operate the
equipment.
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i When the message Tire
pressure is
only displayed after driving for a few
minutes appears in the multifunction display,
the individual inflation pressure values are
matched with the tires. The individual values are
displayed after a few minutes driving.
Warning!
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It is the driver’s responsibility to calibrate
the TPMS on the recommended cold inflation pressure. Underinflated tires affect the
ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
might lose control over the vehicle.
i With a spare wheel mounted, the system
may still indicate the tire inflation pressure of the
removed road wheel for some minutes. If this
happens, keep in mind that the indicated value
where the spare wheel is mounted does not reflect the actual spare tire inflation pressure.
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Tires and wheels
Warning!
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The TPMS does not indicate a warning for
wrongly selected inflation pressures. Always
adjust tire inflation pressure according to
the placard on the driver’s door B-pillar or, if
available, the supplemental tire pressure information on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
The TPMS is not able to issue a warning due
to a sudden dramatic loss of pressure (e.g.
tire blowout caused by a foreign object). In
this case bring the vehicle to a halt by carefully applying the brakes and avoiding
abrupt steering maneuvers.
Warning!
G
Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or the tire inflation pressure
label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different
size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or the tire inflation pressure label,
you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires).
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more of your
tires are significantly underinflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible. Driving on a significantly underinflated tire causes the tire to
overheat and can lead to tire failure.
Underinflation also reduces fuel efficiency
and tire tread life, and may effect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Please
note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if underinflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
i Operating radio transmission equipment
(e.g. wireless headsets, two-way radios) in or
near the vehicle could cause the TPMS to malfunction.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Reactivating Advanced TPMS*
i Reactivate the TPMS after adjusting the tire
The TPMS must be reactivated when you
have adjusted the tire inflation pressure to
a new level (e.g. because of different load
or driving conditions). The TPMS is then
recalibrated to the current tire inflation
pressures.
inflation pressure to the inflation pressure recommended for the vehicle operating condition.
Tire pressure should only be adjusted on cold
tires. Observe the recommended tire inflation
pressure on the placard on the driver’s door
B-pillar (컄 page 336). Some vehicles may have
supplemental tire pressure information for driving at high speeds (컄 page 342) or for vehicle
loads less than the maximum loaded vehicle condition (컄 page 342). If such information is provided, it can be found on the inside of the fuel
filler flap (컄 page 321).
Warning!
G
It is the driver’s responsibility to calibrate
the TPMS on the recommended cold inflation pressure. Underinflated tires affect the
ability to steer or brake the vehicle. You
might lose control over the vehicle.
왘
Using the tire placard on the driver’s
door B-pillar (컄 page 336) or, if available, the supplemental tire pressure
information on the inside of the fuel
filler flap (컄 page 321), make sure the
tire inflation pressure of all four tires is
correct.
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왘
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display menu
appears in the multifunction display
(컄 page 151).
Press the j or k button repeatedly until you see the current inflation
pressures for each tire appear in the
display or the following message appears in the display
Tire pressure
displayed after
driving for
a few minutes
왘
Press the reset button (컄 page 27).
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Restart tire
pressure monitor?
왘
Press the æ button.
The following message will appear in
the multifunction display:
Tire pressure monitor restarted
After a few minutes driving, the current
tire inflation pressure values are accepted as reference values and then
monitored.
If you wish to cancel activation:
왘
Press the ç button.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Potential problems associated with
underinflated and overinflated tires
Overinflated tires
Underinflated tires
앫
adversely affect handling
characteristics
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
앫
cause uneven tire wear
앫
be more prone to damage from road
hazards
앫
adversely affect ride comfort
앫
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.
Overinflated tires can:
Underinflated tires can:
앫
cause excessive and uneven tire wear
앫
adversely affect fuel economy
앫
lead to tire failure from being
overheated
앫
adversely affect handling
characteristics
Warning!
Warning!
G
G
Follow recommended tire inflation
pressures.
Do not underinflate tires. Underinflated tires
wear excessively and/or unevenly,
adversely affect handling and fuel economy,
and are more likely to fail from being
overheated.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire labeling
Besides tire name (sales designation) and
manufacturer name, a number of markings
can be found on a tire.
Following are some explanations for the
markings on your vehicle’s tires:
1 Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
(컄 page 357)
2 DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
(컄 page 355)
3 Maximum tire load (컄 page 356)
4 Maximum tire inflation pressure
(컄 page 357)
5 Manufacturer
6 Tire ply material (컄 page 359)
7 Tire size designation, load and speed
rating (컄 page 350)
8 Load identification (컄 page 354)
9 Tire name
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
For more information, see “Rims and tires”
(컄 page 481).
Tire size designation, load and speed
rating
1 Tire width
2 Aspect ratio in %
3 Radial tire code
4 Rim diameter
5 Tire load rating
6 Tire speed rating
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
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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 350) indicates
the nominal tire width in mm.
The rim diameter 4 (컄 page 350) 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 350) is the
dimensional relationship between tire
section height and section width and is
expressed in percentage. The aspect ratio
is arrived at by dividing section height by
section width.
Letter “P” preceding the size designation:
Passenger car tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter “LT” preceding the size designation:
Light Truck tire based on U.S. design
standards.
Letter “T” preceding the size designation:
Temporary spare tires which are high
pressure compact spares designed for
temporary emergency use only.
Aspect ratio
Tire code
The tire code 3 (컄 page 350) indicates
the tire construction type. The “R” stands
for radial tire type. Letter “D” means
diagonal or bias ply construction; letter “B”
means belted-bias ply construction.
Tire load rating
The tire load rating 5 (컄 page 350) 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 lb
(615 kg) the tire is designed to support.
See also “Maximum tire load”
(컄 page 356) where the maximum load associated with the load index is indicated in
kilograms and lb.
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 352).
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Warning!
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The tire load rating must always be at least
half of the GAWR (컄 page 360) of your vehicle. Otherwise, tire failure may be the result
which may cause an accident and/or serious injury to you or others.
Always replace rims and tires with the same
designation, manufacturer and type as
shown on the original part.
Warning!
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Do not overload the tires by exceeding the
specified load limit as indicated on the 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 354).
i Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 350) and Tire
speed rating 6 (컄 page 350) are also referred
to as “service description”.
Tire speed rating
The tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 350)
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 serious injury and possible death, for you and
for others.
i Tire load rating 5 (컄 page 350) and Tire
speed rating 6 (컄 page 350) are also referred
to as “service description”.
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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 350)
and the tire speed rating 6
(컄 page 350).
If your tire includes “ZR” in the size
designation and no service
description 5 and 6 (컄 page 350) is
given, the tire manufacturer must be
consulted for the maximum speed capability.
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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.
If a service description 5 and 6
(컄 page 350) 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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Tires and wheels
All-season and winter tires
Index
Speed rating
1
up to 100 mph (160 km/h)
M+S1
up to 118 mph (190 km/h)
H M+S
1
up to 130 mph (210 km/h)
V M+S
1
up to 149 mph (240 km/h)
Q M+S
T
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.
i 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.
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In addition to tire load rating, special load
identification 1 may be molded into the
tire sidewall following the letter designating the tire speed rating 6 (컄 page 350).
1 Load identification
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
C, D, E: designates load range associated
with the maximum load a tire can carry at
a specified pressure.
Operation
Tires and wheels
DOT (Department of Transportation)
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
A tire branding symbol 1 (컄 page 355)
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”.
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
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
The manufacturer’s identification mark 2
(컄 page 355) 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 333).
Tire size
The code 3 (컄 page 355) indicates the
tire size.
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Operation
Tires and wheels
Tire type code
Maximum tire load
Warning!
The code 4 (컄 page 355) 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 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 355)
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
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
The maximum tire load is the maximum
weight the tires are designed to support.
For more information on tire load rating
(컄 page 351).
For information on calculating total and
cargo load capacities (컄 page 338).
Operation
Tires and wheels
Maximum tire inflation pressure
Always follow the recommended tire
inflation pressure (컄 page 341) 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
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
This is the maximum permissible tire
inflation pressure for the tire.
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
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
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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
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.
A
Traction
All passenger car tires must conform to
federal safety requirements in addition to
these grades.
Treadwear
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.
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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.
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.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Warning!
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Tire ply material
Tire and loading terminology
Accessory weight
The temperature grade for this tire is established for a tire that is properly inflated and
not overloaded. Excessive speed, underinflation, or excessive loading, either separately or in combination, can cause
excessive heat build-up and possible tire
failure.
1 Plies in sidewall
2 Plies under tread
i For illustration purposes only. Actual data
on tires are specific to each vehicle and may vary
from data shown in above illustration.
This marking tells you about the type of
cord and number of plies in the sidewall
and under the tread.
The combined weight (in excess of those
standard items which may be replaced) of
automatic transmission, power steering,
power brakes, power windows, power
seats, radio, and heater, to the extent that
these items are available as
factory-installed equipment (whether
installed or not).
Air pressure
The amount of air inside the tire pressing
outward on each square inch of the tire.
Air pressure is expressed in pounds per
square inch (psi), or kilopascal (kPa) or
bar.
Aspect ratio
Dimensional relationship between tire
section height and section width
expressed in percentage.
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Bar
DOT (Department of Transportation)
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
Another metric unit for air pressure. There
are 14.5038 pounds per square inch (psi)
to 1 bar; there are 100 kilopascals (kPa)
to 1 bar.
A tire branding symbol which denotes the
tire meets requirements of the
U.S. Department of Transportation.
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.
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
Bead
The tire bead contains steel wires wrapped
by steel cords that hold the tire onto the
rim.
Cold tire inflation pressure
Tire inflation pressure when your vehicle
has been sitting for at least 3 hours or driven no more than 1 mile (1.6 km).
Curb weight
The weight of a motor vehicle with standard equipment including the maximum
capacity of fuel, oil, and coolant, and, if so
equipped, air conditioning and additional
optional equipment, but without passengers and cargo.
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The GAWR is the maximum permissible
axle weight. The gross vehicle weight on
each axle must never exceed the GAWR for
the front and rear axle indicated on the
certification label located on the driver’s
door B-pillar.
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
The GVW comprises the weight of the
vehicle including fuel, tools, spare wheel,
installed accessories, passengers and
cargo and, if applicable, trailer tongue
load. The GVW must never exceed the
GVWR indicated on the certification label
located on the driver’s door B-pillar.
Kilopascal (kPa)
The metric unit for air pressure. There are
6.9 kPa to 1 psi; another metric unit for air
pressure is bar. There are 100 kilopascals
(kPa) to 1 bar.
Maximum load rating
The maximum load in kilograms and
pounds that can be carried by the tire.
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
The sum of curb weight, accessory weight,
total load limit, and production options
weight.
Operation
Tires and wheels
Maximum tire inflation pressure
PSI (Pounds per square inch)
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
This number is the greatest amount of air
pressure that should ever be put in the tire
under normal driving conditions.
A standard unit of measure for air pressure
-> bar, kilopascal (kPa).
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”.
Recommended tire inflation pressure
Normal occupant weight
The number of occupants the vehicle is
designed to seat, multiplied by
68 kilograms (150 lb).
Recommended tire inflation pressure
listed on Tire and Loading Information
placard located on driver’s door B-pillar for
normal driving conditions. Provides best
handling, tread life and riding comfort.
Occupant distribution
The distribution of occupants in a vehicle
at their designated seating positions.
Production options weight
The combined weight of those installed
regular production options weighing over
5 lb (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.
Rim
A metal support for a tire or a tire and tube
assembly upon which the tire beads are
seated.
Sidewall
The portion of a tire between the tread and
the bead.
Tire load rating
Numerical code associated with the
maximum load a tire can support.
Tire ply composition and material used
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.
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Tire speed rating
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
Part of tire designation; indicates the
speed range for which a tire is approved.
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.
Total load limit
Rated cargo and luggage load plus
68 kilograms (150 lb) times the vehicle’s
designated seating capacity.
Traction
Force exerted by the vehicle on the road
via the tires. The amount of grip provided.
Vehicle maximum load on 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.
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.
Treadwear indicators
Tire rotation can be performed on vehicles
with tires of the same dimension all
around. If your vehicle is equipped with
tires of the same dimension all around,
tires can be rotated, observing a
front-to-rear rotation pattern that will
maintain the intended rotation (spinning)
direction of the tire (컄 page 336).
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.
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.
Tread
The portion of a tire that comes into
contact with the road.
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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 336).
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
96 lb-ft (130 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 432) and
(컄 page 452).
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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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.
앫
Addition of cleaning concentrate to the
water of the windshield and headlamp
cleaning system.
Add MB Concentrate “S” to a premixed
windshield washer solvent/antifreeze
which is formulated for temperatures
below freezing point (컄 page 500).
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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.
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 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.
G
Winter tires with a tread depth of less than
1/ in (4 mm) must be replaced. They are no
6
longer suitable for winter operation.
Always observe the speed rating of the
winter tires installed on your vehicle. If the
maximum speed for which your tires are
rated is below the speed rating of your vehicle, you must place a notice to this effect
where it will be seen by the driver. Such notices are available at your tire dealer or any
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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.
Operation
Winter driving
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.
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.
Please observe the following guidelines
when using snow chains:
! When driving with snow chains, always select the raised level of the level control system
Airmatic (컄 page 266). Other settings may result
in damage to your vehicle.
! Even on vehicles with all-wheel-drive, use
snow chains on rear tires only.
Some tire sizes do not leave adequate clearance
for snow chains. To help avoid serious damage to
your vehicle or tires, make sure that the use of
snow chains is permissible as specified in the
“Technical data” section of this Operator’s Manual, see “Rims and tires” (컄 page 481).
Use of snow chains may be prohibited
depending on location. Always check
local and state laws before installing
snow chains.
앫
Do not use snow chains on the spare
wheel (컄 page 487).
i When driving with snow chains, you may
앫
Use of snow chains is not permissible
with all wheel/tire combinations
(컄 page 481).
wish to switch off the ESP® (컄 page 102) before
setting the vehicle in motion. This will improve
the vehicle’s traction.
앫
Use snow chains in pairs and on rear
wheels only. Follow the manufacturer’s
mounting instructions.
i E 63 AMG:
Do not switch off the ESP® when driving in snow
or with snow chains mounted.
The electrical cable may be installed at an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Snow chains
앫
! If snow chains are mounted to the front
wheels, they may scrape against the body or axle
components. The tires or the vehicle could be
damaged as a result.
앫
Only use snow chains that are approved by Mercedes-Benz. Any authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will be
glad to advise you on this subject.
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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
from
The maintenance service indicator will notify you when the next maintenance service is due.
to
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
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):
Service
Service
Service
Service
A
A
A
A
in XXXX miles (km)
in XXX days
in X day
due now
The maintenance services will be indicated
by showing a service type A through type H
in the multifunction display. Types A
through H are classified based on estimated time needed to perform the maintenance service, ranging:
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Service A
(approximately 1 hour)
Service H
(approximately 8 hours)
Refer to Maintenance Booklet for a listing
of maintenance services and intervals they
need to be performed at.
i Vehicles equipped with Maintenance System only (U.S. vehicles. Canada vehicles, depending on vehicle production date):
The Maintenance System in your vehicle tracks
distance driven and the time elapsed since the
last maintenance service and calculates other
maintenance service work required.
Operation
Maintenance
i Vehicles equipped with FSS PLUS (Flexible
Service System PLUS) only (Canada vehicles, depending on vehicle production date):
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앫
FSS PLUS evaluates engine temperature, oil
level, vehicle speed, engine speed, distance
driven and the time elapsed since the last
service and calculates other maintenance
service work required.
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.
Clearing the maintenance service
indicator message
The maintenance service indicator message is automatically cleared
앫
앫
after approximately 10 seconds, when
you switch on the ignition or when
reaching the service threshold while
driving
after approximately 30 seconds, once
the suggested maintenance service
term has passed
You can also clear it yourself:
The maintenance service indicator
message is cleared and the standard
display appears in the multifunction
display (컄 page 151).
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 XXXXX miles (km)
Service A exceeded by XXX days
Service A exceeded by X day
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.
왘
Press the reset button 1 on the left
side of the instrument cluster.
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Operation
Maintenance
Calling up the maintenance service
indicator display
You can call up the maintenance service
indicator display at any time to check
when the next maintenance service is due.
왘
Switch on the ignition (컄 page 37).
왘
Press button è or ÿ on the multifunction steering wheel repeatedly
until the standard display appears in
the multifunction display (컄 page 151).
왘
Press button k or j until the
maintenance service indicator display
with the service symbol 9 and the
service deadline appears in the multifunction display.
i If the battery is disconnected, the days of
disconnection will not be included in the count
shown by the maintenance service indicator. 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 :.
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.
i 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.
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Operation
Vehicle care
왔 Vehicle care
Cleaning and care of 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 vehicle
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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To avoid paint damage, you should immediately remove:
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Grease and oil
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Fuel
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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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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
Paintwork, painted body components
! 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, magnets, adhesive tape or
Never use a round nozzle to power-wash tires.
The intense jet of water can result in damage to
the tire.
Always replace a damaged tire.
Always keep the jet of water moving across the
surface. Do not aim directly at electrical parts,
electrical connectors, seals, or other rubber
parts.
i Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
If a door handle is hit by a strong jet of water, and
a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is in close proximity, i.e. within approximately 3 ft (approximately 1 m), the vehicle could be inadvertently
locked or unlocked.
similar materials to painted body components
may damage the paintwork.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Care
should be applied when water drops on the
paint surface do not “bead up”. This should
normally be done every 3 to 5 months, depending on the climate and washing detergent used.
Mercedes-Benz approved Paint Cleaner
should be applied if the paint surface
shows signs of 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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Tar stains
Quickly remove tar stains before they dry
and become more difficult to remove. A tar
remover is recommended.
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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 contact with
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.
i Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
If a door handle is hit by a strong jet of water, and
a SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is in close proximity, i.e. within approximately 3 ft (approximately 1 m), the vehicle could be inadvertently
locked or unlocked.
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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.
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Use plenty of water and rinse the
sponge and chamois frequently.
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Rinse with clean water and thoroughly
dry with a chamois.
Do not allow cleaning agents to dry on
the finish.
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To protect the filter system, switch the
automatic climate control to air recirculation mode (컄 page 214) or
(컄 page 231).
! Do not clean your vehicle in an automatic
touchless car wash which uses caustic spray.
Otherwise the caustic spray will damage the
paint or ornamental moldings.
If the vehicle is very dirty, prewash it before running it through the automatic car
wash.
! Do not use scouring agents on these parts.
Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-scratching cloth when cleaning the vehicle.
Do not attempt to wipe the surface with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the paint.
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Vehicle care
! Make sure that the windshield wiper switch
is set to M (컄 page 58). Otherwise, e.g. the
rain sensor could activate and cause the wipers
to move unintentionally. This may lead to vehicle
damage.
Due to the width of the vehicle, fold in exterior
rear view mirrors prior to running the vehicle
through an automatic car wash to prevent damage to the mirrors.
i After running the vehicle through an automatic car wash, wipe any wax off of the windshield (컄 page 374) and the wiper blade inserts
(컄 page 374). This will prevent smears and reduce wiping noise which can be caused by residual wax on the windshield.
When leaving the car wash, make sure that the
mirrors are folded out. Otherwise they may
vibrate.
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Ornamental moldings
For regular cleaning and care of ornamental moldings, use a damp cloth.
! Do not use chrome cleaner on ornamental
moldings. Although ornamental moldings may
have chrome appearance, they could be made of
anodized aluminum that will be damaged when
cleaned with chrome cleaner. Instead, use a
damp cloth to clean those ornamental moldings.
For very dirty ornamental moldings of which you
are sure are chrome-plated, use a chrome cleaner. If in doubt whether an ornamental molding is
chrome-plated, contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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 Distronic* system sensor
cover
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Restart the engine after cleaning sensor cover 1.
Cleaning the Parktronic system*
sensors
! Do not apply strong pressure to the sensor
covers. Applying strong pressure may damage
the sensor covers.
Follow the instructions provided by the power
washer manufacturer on maintaining a distance
between the vehicle and the nozzle of the power
washer.
! To prevent scratches, never apply strong
force and only use a soft, non-scratching cloth
when cleaning the sensors. Do not attempt to
wipe dirty sensors with a dry cloth or sponge.
1 Distronic system sensor cover
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Switch off the ignition (컄 page 38).
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Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water and a
non-scratching cloth to clean sensor
cover 1.
! To prevent scratches or damage, never apply strong force and only use a soft, non-scratching cloth when cleaning the sensor cover 1. Do
not attempt to wipe dirty sensors with a dry cloth
or sponge.
1 Parktronic system* sensors in front
bumper
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Use a mild car wash detergent, such as
Mercedes-Benz approved Car Shampoo, with plenty of water and a soft,
non-scratching cloth to clean
sensors 1 on the bumpers.
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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.
Never open the hood when the wiper arms are
folded forward.
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Make sure the hood is fully closed.
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Switch on the ignition (컄 page 38).
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Turn combination switch to wiper
setting u (컄 page 58).
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With wiper arms in vertical position,
switch off the ignition (컄 page 63).
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For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove SmartKey from starter switch (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: Make sure the
vehicle’s on-board electronics have
status 0) before cleaning the windshield
and/or the wiper blades. Otherwise, the
wiper motor could suddenly turn on and
cause injury.
! Do not pull on the wiper blade inserts. They
could tear.
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Fold the wiper arms forward until they
snap into place.
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Clean the wiper blade inserts with a
clean cloth and detergent solution.
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Use a soft, clean cloth and a mild window cleaning solution on all outside
and inside glass surfaces.
An automotive glass cleaner is recommended.
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! Fold the windshield wiper arms back onto
the windshield before turning the SmartKey in
the starter switch or pressing the KEYLESS-GO
start/stop button (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*).
Hold on to the wiper when folding the wiper arm
back. If released, the force of the impact from
the tensioning spring could crack the windshield.
! To clean the window interior, do not use a
dry cloth, abrasives, solvents or cleaners containing solvents. Do not touch the inside of the
front, rear or side windows with hard objects
such as an ice scraper or ring. Doing so may
damage the windows.
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Vehicle care
Cleaning the panorama roof with power
tilt/sliding panel
The rear part of the tilt/sliding panel has a
protective layer on the inside.
Light alloy wheels
Plastic and rubber parts
If possible, clean wheels once a week.
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Use a gentle dishwashing detergent or
mild detergent for delicate fabrics as a
washing solution.
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Wipe with a cloth moistened in a lukewarm solution.
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Use a soft, clean cloth and a mild window cleaning solution.
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel
Care, a soft bristle brush and a strong
spray of water for cleaning the light alloy wheels.
An automotive glass cleaner is recommended.
! Only use acid-free cleaning materials. Acid
may cause corrosion or damage the clear coat.
! Do not use a dry cloth, abrasives, solvents
or cleaners containing solvents. Do not touch
the protective layer with hard objects such as an
ice scraper or ring. Never apply strong force and
only use a soft, non-scratching cloth when cleaning the rear part of the tilt/sliding panel.
! The vehicle should not be parked for an extended period of time immediately after it has
been cleaned, especially not after the wheel rims
have been cleaned with wheel rim cleaner.
Wheel rim cleaners can lead to increased corrosion of the brake disks and brake pads. Non-approved wheel cleaners may also damage the
wheel paint if the car is not driven after cleaning.
Therefore, the vehicle’s brake system should always be warmed-up before it is parked after
cleaning. To do so, please drive your vehicle for
several minutes to allow the brakes to dry. When
applying Mercedes-Benz approved Tire Care and
Mercedes-Benz approved Wheel Care products,
take care not to spray them on the brake disks.
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Otherwise you may scratch or damage the protective layer.
The surface may temporarily change
color. If this is the case, wait for it to
dry.
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Do not use cleaners or cockpit care sprays
containing solvents to clean the cockpit or
the steering wheel. Cleaners containing solvents will make the surface porous and vehicle occupants could suffer serious injuries
from plastic parts coming loose in the event
of air bag deployment.
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컄컄 ! Do not use oil, wax or scouring agents on
these parts.
Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-scratching cloth when cleaning the surface.
Do not attempt to wipe the surface with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the surface.
Carpets
Upholstery
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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.
Use Mercedes-Benz approved Carpet
and Fabric Care for cleaning the carpets.
Headliner and shelf below rear window
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Use a soft bristle brush or a dry-shampoo cleaner in case of excessive dirt.
Hard plastic trim items
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Use Mercedes-Benz approved Interior
Care, a soft, lint-free cloth and apply
with light pressure.
! Never apply strong force and only use a soft,
non-scratching cloth when cleaning the surface.
Do not attempt to wipe the surface with a dry
cloth or sponge.
Otherwise you may scratch or damage the surface.
Steering wheel and gear selector lever
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Wipe with a damp cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with Mercedes-Benz
approved Leather Care.
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Seat belts
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Warning!
Only use clear, lukewarm water and
soap.
! The seat belts must not be treated with
chemical cleaning agents. Do not dry the seat
belts at temperatures above 176°F (80°C) or in
direct sunlight.
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Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may
severely weaken them. In a crash they may
not be able to provide adequate protection.
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Only use seat or head restraint covers which
have been tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model.
Using other seat or head restraint covers
may interfere with or prevent the activation
of the active head restraints. Contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for
availability.
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Vehicle care
Leather upholstery
Wood trims
Please note that leather upholstery is a
natural product and is therefore subject to
a natural aging process. Leather upholstery may also react to certain ambient influences such as high humidity or high
temperature by showing wrinkles for example.
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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.
Wipe leather upholstery with a damp
cloth and dry thoroughly or clean with
Mercedes-Benz approved Leather
Care.
! Wipe with light pressure to avoid damage to
the upholstery.
Exercise particular care when cleaning perforated leather as its underside should not
become wet.
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Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Opening/closing in an emergency
Resetting activated head restraints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
Replacing bulbs
Replacing wiper blades
Flat tire
Bleeding the fuel system
(diesel engine only)
Battery
Jump starting
Towing the vehicle
Fuses
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Lamps in instrument cluster
General information:
If any of the following lamps in the instrument cluster fails to come on during the
bulb self-check when switching on the ignition, have the respective bulb checked and
replaced if necessary.
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
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The yellow ABS indicator lamp
comes on while the engine is
running.
The ABS has detected a malfunction and has 왘 Continue driving with added caution.
switched off. The BAS, ESP®, EBP and
Wheels may lock during hard braking,
reducing steering capability.
PRE-SAFE® are also switched off (see
messages in the multifunction display).
왘 Read and observe messages in the
The brake system is still functioning normally
multifunction display (컄 page 396).
but without the ABS available.
왘 Have the system checked at an authoIf the ABS control unit is malfunctioning, othrized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon
er systems such as the Parktronic system*,
as possible.
Distronic*, or the automatic transmission
Failure to follow these instructions inmay also be malfunctioning.
creases the risk of an accident.
The charging voltage has fallen below
10 volts. The ABS has switched off.
When the voltage is above this value
again, the ABS is operational again and
The battery might not be charged sufficiently. the ABS indicator lamp should go out.
If the ABS indicator lamp does not go out:
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Have the generator (alternator) and
the battery checked.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The yellow ESP warning lamp The ESP has been switched off.
왘 Switch the ESP® back on (컄 page 104).
comes on while the engine is Risk of accident!
Exceptions: (컄 page 102).
running.
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When the ESP® is switched off it will not sta- 왘 If leaving the ESP switched off, adapt
your speed and driving to the prevailing
bilize the vehicle if the system recognizes
road and weather conditions.
that the vehicle starts to skid or that a wheel
If the ESP® cannot be switched back on:
is spinning.
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Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon
as possible.
The ESP® is not operational due to a malfunc- 왘 Observe additional messages in the
tion.
multifunction display.
Risk of accident!
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Continue driving with added caution.
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Adapt your speed and driving to the
prevailing road and weather conditions.
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Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon
as possible.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The yellow ESP warning The ESP or traction control has come into 왘 When driving off, apply as little throttle as
lamp flashes while driving. operation because of detected traction loss
possible.
in at least one tire.
왘 While driving, ease up on the accelerator.
The cruise control and the Distronic* system
왘 Adapt your speed and driving to the preare deactivated.
vailing road and weather conditions.
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Do not deactivate the ESP®.
Exceptions: (컄 page 104).
Failure to follow these instructions increases
the risk of an accident.
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Possible cause/consequence Suggested solution
The red brake warning lamp You are driving with the parking 왘 Release the parking brake.
comes on while driving and brake set.
(Canada only)
왘 Observe the additional message in
you hear a warning sound.
the multifunction display.
(USA only)
The red brake warning lamp There is insufficient brake fluid in 왘 Risk of accident! Do not drive any furcomes on when the engine is the reservoir.
ther. Consult a Mercedes-Benz
running and you hear a warnService Center. Under no circuming sound.
stances should you top up the brake
fluid. This will not solve the problem.
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Driving with the brake warning lamp illuminated can result in an accident. Have your
brake system checked immediately if the
brake warning lamp stays on. Do not add
brake fluid before checking the brake
system.
Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine
parts and the brake fluid catching fire. You
can be seriously burned.
! If you find that the brake fluid in the brake
fluid reservoir has fallen to the minimum mark or
below, have the brake system checked for brake
pad thickness and leaks.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
(USA only)
There may be a malfunction in the
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(Canada only)
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fuel management system
The yellow engine malfunction indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
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ignition system (gasoline engine)
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emission control system
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systems which affect emissions
Such malfunctions may result in excessive
emissions values and may switch the engine
to its limp-home (emergency operation)
mode.
i Some states may by law require you to visit
a workshop immediately as soon as the engine
malfunction indicator lamp comes on. Check local requirements.
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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.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
(USA only)
(Canada only)
The yellow engine malfunction indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
Suggested solution
A loss of pressure has been detected in the 왘 Check the fuel cap.
fuel system. The fuel cap may not be closed If it is not closed properly:
properly or the fuel system may be leaky.
왘 Close the fuel cap.
If it is closed properly:
Your fuel tank is empty.
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Have the fuel system checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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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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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
The red coolant temperature
warning lamp comes on when
the engine is running.
Suggested solution
There is insufficient coolant in the reservoir. 왘 Immediately add coolant to prevent
engine from overheating
(컄 page 330).
If this warning lamp comes on frequently,
there is a leak in the cooling system.
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Have the cooling system checked.
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If the coolant temperature is below
248°F (120°C), you can continue
driving to the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Avoid high engine loads (e.g. driving
uphill) and stop-and-go driving.
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Stop as soon as possible in a safe location and allow the engine and coolant to cool down.
If the coolant level is correct, the electric radiator fan may be broken.
The red coolant temperature
warning lamp comes on while
driving and you hear a warning
sound.
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Driving when your engine is overheated can
cause some fluids which may have leaked
into the engine compartment to catch fire.
You could be seriously burned.
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The coolant temperature has exceeded
248°F (120°C).
Steam from an overheated engine can cause
serious burns which can occur just by opening the engine hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.
Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle
and do not stand near the vehicle until the
engine has cooled down.
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Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
Only vehicles with Distronic*: You are too close to the vehicle in front of you 왘 Apply the brakes immediately to inThe red distance warning lamp to maintain selected speed.
crease the following distance.
comes on while driving.
Only vehicles with Distronic*: 앫 You are gaining too rapidly on the vehicle 왘 Apply the brakes immediately.
The red distance warning lamp
ahead of you.
comes on while driving and you
왘 Carefully observe the traffic situation.
앫 The distance warning system has recoghear a warning chime sound.
You may need to brake or maneuver
nized a stationary obstacle on your probto avoid hitting an obstacle.
able line of travel.
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The yellow fuel tank reserve
warning lamp comes on while
driving.
The fuel level has gone below the reserve
mark.
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Refuel at the next gas station
(컄 page 321).
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Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
The red seat belt telltale comes The seat belt telltale reminds you and your 왘 Fasten your seat belts.
on for a maximum of 6 seconds passengers to fasten your seat belts before
Regardless of whether the seat belts
after starting the engine.
driving off.
are fastened or not, the seat belt telltale always comes on and remains lit
for 6 seconds after starting the
engine.
You hear a warning chime for a
maximum of 6 seconds after
starting the engine.
You have forgotten to fasten your seat belt. 왘 Fasten your seat belt.
The warning chime stops sounding.
The red seat belt telltale comes You and/or your front passenger have foron while the vehicle is standing gotten to fasten your seat belts.
still and the engine is running or
during driving.
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Fasten your seat belts.
The seat belt telltale goes out.
There are items placed on the front passen- 왘 Remove the items from the front pasger seat and therefore the system senses the
senger seat and put them in a safe
front passenger seat as being occupied.
place.
The seat belt telltale goes out.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
During driving the red seat belt
telltale flashes and you additionally hear an intermittent
warning chime with increasing
intensity.
Suggested solution
The vehicle’s speed once exceeded 15 mph 왘 Fasten your seat belts.
(25 km/h) and you and/or your front pasThe seat belt telltale goes out and the
senger have forgotten to fasten your seat
warning chime stops sounding.
belts.
There are items placed on the front passen- 왘 Remove the items from the front pasger seat and therefore the system senses the
senger seat and put them in a safe
front passenger seat as being occupied.
place.
The seat belt telltale goes out and the
warning chime stops sounding.
i After 60 seconds with an unfastened seat
belt the warning chime stops sounding and the
seat belt telltale illuminates continuously. The
seat belt telltale will only go out if both, the driver
and front passenger’s seat belt are fastened, or
the vehicle is standing still and a front door is
opened.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
The red SRS indicator lamp
comes on while driving.
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In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational. For your safety, we strongly
recommend that you visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately to have
the system checked; otherwise the SRS may
not be activated when needed in an accident, which could result in serious or fatal
injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and
unnecessarily which could also result in an
accident and/or injury to you or to others.
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Suggested solution
There is a malfunction in the restraint sys왘 Drive with added caution to the neartems. The air bags or Emergency Tensioning
est authorized Mercedes-Benz CenDevices (ETDs) could deploy unexpectedly or
ter.
fail to activate in an accident.
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Problem
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Possible cause/consequence
Low tire pressure telltale for the The Advanced TPMS* detects a loss of
Advanced TPMS* illuminates
pressure in at least one tire.
continuously.
Suggested solution
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Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt,
avoiding abrupt steering and braking
maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation
around you.
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Read and observe messages in the multifunction display.
If the tire inflation pressure in the respective tire(s) has (have) been corrected, the
low tire pressure telltale goes out after few
minutes driving.
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Each tire, including the spare (if provided),
should be checked monthly when cold and
inflated to the inflation pressure recommended by the vehicle manufacturer on the
vehicle placard or the tire inflation pressure
label. (If your vehicle has tires of a different
size than the size indicated on the vehicle
placard or the tire inflation pressure label,
you should determine the proper tire inflation pressure for those tires).
As an added safety feature, your vehicle has
been equipped with a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that illuminates a low tire
pressure telltale when one or more of your
tires is significantly under-inflated. Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale illuminates, you should stop and check your
tires as soon as possible, and inflate them to
the proper pressure. Driving on a significantly under-inflated tire causes the tire to overheat and can lead to tire failure.
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Under-inflation also reduces fuel efficiency
and tire tread life, and may affect the vehicle’s handling and stopping ability. Please
note that the TPMS is not a substitute for
proper tire maintenance, and it is the driver’s responsibility to maintain correct tire
pressure, even if under-inflation has not
reached the level to trigger illumination of
the TPMS low tire pressure telltale.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Lamp in center console
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
(USA only)
The system is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the system checked as soon as
possible by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Read and observe messages in the
multifunction display and follow corrective steps (컄 page 403).
75
The 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!
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If the 75 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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Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
(USA only)
The system is malfunctioning.
왘
Make sure that there is nothing between seat cushion and child seat and check installation of the child
seat.
왘
Make sure that no objects applying supplemental
weight onto the seat are present.
왘
Make sure that no objects which apply forces to the
seat are present (e.g. objects such as books, briefcases etc. lodged behind or around the seat, head
restraints pushing against roof etc.). The system
may recognize such forces as supplemental weight.
왘
If the light remains out, have the system checked as
soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center. Do not transport a child on the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
왘
Read and observe messages in the multifunction
display and follow corrective steps (컄 page 403).
75
The 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!
G
If the 75 indicator lamp does
not illuminate or remains out with the
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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.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Problem
(Canada only)
Possible cause/consequence
Suggested solution
TM
The indicator lamp illu- A BabySmart child seat is installed on
the passenger seat. Therefore the front
illuminated
passenger front air bag is switched off.
(컄 page 81).
The system is malfunctioning when there 왘 Have the system checked at an authois no BabySmartTM child seat installed on
rized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
the passenger seat.
75 minates and remains
The indicator lamp
The system is malfunctioning.
does not illuminate or
does not remain illuminated with a
BabySmartTM child seat
properly installed on
the passenger seat.
왘
Make sure there is nothing between
seat cushion and child seat.
왘
Check installation of the child seat
(컄 page 92).
If the front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp remains out:
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
Do not use the BabySmartTM restraint to
transport children on the front passenger
seat until the system has been repaired.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Vehicle status messages in the multifunction display
Warning and malfunction messages appear in the multifunction display located in
the instrument cluster.
Certain warning and malfunction messages are accompanied by an audible signal.
Address these messages accordingly and
follow the additional instructions given in
this Operator’s Manual.
Selecting the vehicle status message
memory menu in the control system
(컄 page 151) displays both cleared and
uncleared messages.
High-priority messages appear in the multifunction display in red color.
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Certain messages of high priority cannot
be cleared from the multifunction display
using the reset button (컄 page 148) or
button j, k, ÿ or è on the
multifunction steering wheel.
Other messages of high priority and messages of less immediate priority can be
cleared from the multifunction display using the reset button (컄 page 148) or
button j, k, ÿ or è on the
multifunction steering wheel. They are
then stored in the vehicle status message
memory (컄 page 164). Remember that
clearing a message will only make the message disappear. Clearing a message will
not correct the condition that caused the
message to appear.
Warning!
G
All categories of messages contain important information which should be taken note
of and, where a malfunction is indicated, addressed as soon as possible at an authorized Mercedes-Benz 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.
Practical hints
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Warning!
G
No messages will be displayed if either the
instrument cluster or the multifunction display is inoperative.
As a result, you will not be able to see information about your driving conditions, such
as speed or outside temperature, warning/
indicator lamps, malfunction/warning messages or the failure of any systems. Driving
characteristics may be impaired.
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 398)
앫
Symbol messages (컄 page 411)
If you must continue to drive, please do so
with added caution. Visit an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
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.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Text messages
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
ABS
ABS, ESP as well as PRE-SAFE
왘 Continue driving with added caution.
have switched off due to a malfuncWheels will lock during hard braking, reduction.
ing steering capability.
ABS, ESP
inoperative
See Operator’s Man.
®
BAS is also switched off.
Possible solution
®
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, BAS, Failure to follow these instructions increases
ESP® and PRE-SAFE® available.
the risk of an accident.
ABS, ESP
unavailable
See Operator’s Man.
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ABS, ESP® as well as PRE-SAFE®
When the voltage is above this value again, the
were deactivated because of insuffi- ABS, ESP® and PRE-SAFE® are operational
cient power supply. The charging
again and the message should disappear.
voltage has fallen below 10 volts.
If the message does not disappear:
The brake system still functions nor왘 Have the system checked at an authorized
mally but without the ABS, BAS,
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
ESP® and PRE-SAFE® available.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Cruise control --- mph
(USA only)
--- km/h
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
You have tried to switch on cruise
control below a speed of 20 mph
(30 km/h).
왘
Drive faster than 20 mph (30 km/h) and
save the speed.
(Canada only)
DISTRONIC
--- mph
(USA only)
You have tried to switch on Distronic 왘 Drive faster than 20 mph (30 km/h) and
below a speed of 20 mph (30 km/h).
save the speed.
--- km/h
(Canada only)
inoperative
The Distronic* is malfunctioning or
the display is malfunctioning.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
DISTRONIC currently unavailable Distronic* is switched off and is
Possible solution
왘
If necessary, clean the Distronic* cover in the area
of the radiator grille (컄 page 373).
왘
Restart the vehicle.
See Operator’s Manual temporarily unavailable.
Distronic* is deactivated if:
앫
the Distronic* cover in the radi- or
ator grille is dirty
Distronic* becomes operational again without the engine being restarted when:
앫 its function is impaired by
heavy precipitation or fog
앫 dirt on the radiator grille has fallen off while driving
(e.g. slush or snow)
앫
the system recognizes full sensor availability (due to
lessening rain or the road surface drying)
앫
the message in the multifunction display disappears
앫
the speed last stored flashes in the display for
5 seconds.
You can operate Distronic* as usual again.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
DISTRONIC currently unavailable Distronic* is deactivated because the
See Operator’s Manual functionality is impaired by external in-
terferences, e.g. high-frequency sources
such as too stations, speed measuring
systems etc.
Possible solution
왘
Leave the area of the external interference.
왘
Activate Distronic* again (컄 page 257) when
the message DISTRONIC available again appears.
Distronic* is deactivated because the
왘 Activate Distronic* again (컄 page 257) when
Distronic* sensor has not sensed any
the message DISTRONIC available again apother vehicles or objects, e.g. roadsign or
pears.
such, for a long time.
Warning!
G
Distronic cannot take weather conditions
into account. Switch off Distronic* or do not
turn it on if the sensor is dirty or visibility is
diminished as a result of snow, rain or fog.
The distance control may be impaired even
before the system is able to detect a dirty
sensor. The message
DISTRONIC
currently unavailable
See Operator’s Manual
will be displayed in the multifunction display
and Distronic* will be turned off.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
ESP
Possible cause/consequence
inoperative
See Operator’s Man.
®
The ESP as well as BAS and
PRE-SAFE® have detected a malfunction and switched off.
The ABS may not be operational.
Possible solution
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Have the system checked at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as possible.
Failure to follow these instructions increases
The brake system is still functioning the risk of an accident.
normally but without the ABS, BAS,
ESP® and PRE-SAFE® available.
402
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
(USA only)
Front passenger front air bag is
Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and check the
activated while driving even
front passenger seat for the following:
Front passenger
though a child, small individual, or
airbag enabled
왘 Apply the parking brake.
See Operator’s Manual object below the system’s weight
threshold is on the front passen- 왘 Switch off the ignition (컄 page 38).
ger seat, or the front passenger 왘 Open the front passenger door.
seat is empty. Objects on the seat
or forces acting on the seat may 왘 Remove child and child restraint from front passenger seat and
properly secure the child in rear seat employing the child restraint
make the system sense suppleif necessary.
mental weight.
왘 Remove any other items from on and around the front passenger
seat and make sure the storage pocket on the back of the front passenger seat is empty.
왘
Make sure that no objects which apply forces to the seat are
present (e.g. objects such as books, briefcases etc. lodged behind
or around the seat, head restraints pushing against roof etc.). The
system may recognize such forces as supplemental weight and
sense that an occupant on the front passenger seat is of a greater
weight than actually present.
왘
Keep the seat unoccupied, close the front passenger door and turn
on the ignition (컄 page 38).
(Continued on next page)
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Monitor the 75 indicator lamp on the center console (컄 page 29) and
the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 26) for the following:
With the seat unoccupied and the ignition turned on,
앫
the 75 indicator lamp on the center console should illuminate and
remain illuminated, indicating that the OCS (컄 page 80) has deactivated the
front passenger front air bag.
앫
the message Front passenger airbag enabled See Operator’s Manual or the
message Front passenger airbag disabled See Operator’s Manual should
not appear in the multifunction display at any time the seat is unoccupied. Wait
at least 60 seconds for the system to complete the necessary check cycles and
to make sure neither message appears in the multifunction display.
If above conditions are met, you can occupy the front passenger seat again. Depending on the front passenger classification sensed by the OCS (컄 page 80), the
75 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!
If the 75 indicator lamp
404
G
remains out even after performing the above
corrective steps, do not have any children
12 years old and under and
other small individuals use the front passenger seat until the system has been repaired.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence Possible solution
(USA only)
Front passenger front air bag is Stop the vehicle in a safe location as soon as possible and check the front
passenger seat for the following:
deactivated while driving even
Front passenger
though an adult or someone
airbag disabled
See Operator’s Manual larger than a small individual is
occupying the front passenger
seat. Forces acting on the seat
may make the system sense a
decrease in weight.
왘
Apply the parking brake.
왘
Switch off the ignition (컄 page 38).
왘
Have the front passenger vacate the seat and exit the vehicle.
왘
Adjust the seat in a height position (컄 page 43).
왘
Make sure that no objects which apply forces to the seat are present
(e.g. objects such as books, briefcases etc. lodged underneath, behind or around the seat). Such forces may cause the system to sense
that an occupant of a lesser weight than actually present is on the
front passenger seat.
왘
Keep the seat unoccupied, close the front passenger door and turn on
the ignition (컄 page 38).
(Continued on next page)
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Monitor the 75 indicator lamp on the center console (컄 page 29) and
the multifunction display in the instrument cluster (컄 page 26) for the following:
With the seat unoccupied and the ignition turned on,
앫
the 75 indicator lamp on the center console should illuminate and
remain illuminated, indicating that the OCS (컄 page 80) has deactivated the
front passenger front air bag.
앫
the message Front passenger airbag enabled See Operator’s Manual or the
message Front passenger airbag disabled See Operator’s Manual should
not appear in the multifunction display at any time the seat is unoccupied. Wait
at least 60 seconds for the system to complete the necessary check cycles and
to make sure neither message appears in the multifunction display.
If above conditions are met, you can occupy the front passenger seat again. Depending on the front passenger classification sensed by the OCS (컄 page 80), the
75 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!
If the 75 indicator lamp
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G
remains illuminated with an adult occupant
on the front passenger seat even after performing the above corrective steps,
do not have any passenger use the front
passenger seat until the system has been
repaired.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display
P
Gear selector lever
in Park position
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
You have tried to start the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button with the
gear selector lever not in position P.
왘
Place the gear selector lever in
position P.
왘
Place the gear selector lever in position P
or N. Make sure the brake pedal is depressed.
You have tried to turn off the engine with the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button with the
gear selector lever not in position P.
P/N
Shift gear select. lever You have tried to start the engine with the
to Neutral or Park
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button while the
gear selector lever was in position R or D.
PRE-SAFE inoperative
See Operator’s Man.
PRE-SAFE® itself has failed. All other occu- 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Cenpant safety systems, such as the air bags, are
ter as soon as possible.
still available.
If ESP® and PRE-SAFE® malfunction messages are displayed simultaneously, PRE-SAFE®
has been deactivated as a result of these
malfunctions. All other occupant safety systems, such as the air bags, are still available.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Check tires
Then restart
Run Flat Indicator
There was a warning message about a loss 왘 Make sure that the correct tire inflation pressure is set
in the tire inflation pressure and the Run Flat
for each tire.
Indicator has not been reactivated yet.
왘 Then reactivate the Run Flat Indicator.
Run Flat Indicator
inoperative
The Run Flat Indicator is malfunctioning.
왘
Have the Run Flat Indicator checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding abrupt
steering and braking maneuvers. Observe the traffic situation around you.
왘
Check and adjust tire inflation pressure as required
(컄 page 342).
왘
If necessary, change the wheel (컄 page 452).
왘
Reactivate the Run Flat Indicator after adjusting the tire
inflation pressure values (컄 page 344).
The Run Flat Indicator has been switched off
due to an error.
Tire pressure
Check tires
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The Run Flat Indicator indicates that the
pressure is too low in one or more tires.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Tire pressure is
only displayed
after driving for
a few minutes
Vehicles with Advanced TPMS*:
왘 Drive the vehicle for a few minutes.
The tire inflation pressure is being checked.
Tire pressure
monitor
inoperative
The Advanced TPMS* (Canada only) is
malfunctioning.
Tire pressure
monitor
inoperative
No wheel sensors
There are wheels without appropriate wheel 왘 Have the Advanced TPMS* checked by an authorized
sensors mounted (e.g. winter tires).
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Tire pres. monitor
No wheel sensors
One or more sensors malfunction (e.g. bat- 왘 Have the Advanced TPMS* checked by an authorized
tery in one or more wheel sensor is empty).
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
왘
One or more wheels without appropriate
wheel sensors mounted (e.g. spare tire).
왘
Have the Advanced TPMS* checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Have the appropriate wheel sensors installed by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Have the wheel sensors installed by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
The tire pressure for the respective tire is shown in the
multifunction display.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
Tire pressure
monitor
currently unavailable
The Advanced TPMS* is unable to monitor
the tire pressure due to
As soon as the causes for the malfunction are no longer
present, the Advanced TPMS* automatically becomes active again after a few minutes driving.
Warning!
앫
a nearby radio interference source.
앫
excessive wheel sensor temperatures.
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Symbol messages
Display symbol
#
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
The battery is no longer charging.
Possible causes:
왘
앫
alternator malfunctioning
앫
broken poly-V-belt
Stop immediately in a safe location or
as soon as it is safe to do so and
check the poly-V-belt.
If it is broken:
왘 Do not continue to drive. Otherwise
Do not forget that the brake system rethe engine will overheat due to an inquires electrical energy and may be operoperative water pump which may reating with restricted capability.
sult in damage to the engine. Notify
Considerably greater brake pedal force is
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
required and the stopping distance is increased.
If it is intact:
There is a malfunction in the electronic
system.
왘
Drive immediately to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Adjust driving to be consistent with
reduced braking responsiveness.
왘
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
#
Battery/Alternator
Stop vehicle
The battery is malfunctioning.
왘
Low voltage
Start engine
The battery has insufficient voltage.
왘
Start the engine (컄 page 52).
Right rear backrest
not locked
The rear seat backrest is not engaged.
왘
Adjust the rear seat backrest until it is
fully engaged in position.
Left rear backrest
not locked
The rear seat backrest is not engaged.
왘
Adjust the rear seat backrest until it is
fully engaged in position.
Brakepad wear
The brake pads have reached their wear 왘 Have the brake pads replaced as soon
limit.
as possible.
(
2
! Brake pad thickness must be visually inspected by a qualified technician at the intervals
specified in the Maintenance Booklet.
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Stop the vehicle in a safe location as
soon as it is safe to do so. Adjust driving to be consistent with reduced
braking responsiveness.
The brake system requires electrical energy and therefore has only limited operation. Considerably greater brake pedal
force is required and the stopping dis왘 Notify an authorized Mercedes-Benz
tance is increased.
Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
(USA only)
;
(Canada only)
Display message
EBV, ABS, ESP
inoperative
See Operator’s Man.
3
Warning!
Possible cause/consequence
®
Possible solution
®
ABS, ESP , EBP as well as PRE-SAFE
have switched off due to a malfunction.
왘
Continue driving with added caution.
왘
Adjust driving to be consistent with
reduced braking responsiveness.
BAS is also switched off.
The brake system is still functioning nor- 왘 Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
mally but without the ABS, BAS, ESP® and
Center as soon as possible.
PRE-SAFE® available.
Release parking
brake
You are driving with the parking brake
set.
왘
Release the parking brake
(컄 page 55).
Check
brake fluid level
There is insufficient brake fluid in the
reservoir.
왘
Risk of accident! Stop the vehicle in a
safe location as soon as it is safe to do
so and notify an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center. Do not add
brake fluid! This will not solve the
problem.
G
Driving with the message Check brake
fluid level displayed can result in an accident. Have your brake system checked immediately.
Do not add brake fluid before 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 …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
ú
±
Visit workshop
There may be a malfunction in the:
왘
Have the measuring system
checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Add coolant (컄 page 330).
왘
If you have to add coolant frequently, have the cooling system checked
by an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
(USA only)
(Canada only)
H
Warning!
fuel injection system
앫
ignition system
앫
exhaust system
앫
fuel system
Top up coolant
The coolant level is too low.
See Operator’s Manual
G
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine parts.
Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which
may burn if it comes into contact with hot
engine parts. You could be seriously burned.
414
앫
! 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.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
•
Coolant
Stop, turn engine off
The coolant is too hot.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location or as
soon as it is safe to do so and immediately turn off the engine.
왘
Only start the engine again after the
message disappears. You could otherwise damage the engine.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 62).
왘
Observe the coolant temperature indicator in the instrument cluster (컄 page 27).
If the temperature rises again:
왘
Warning!
G
Driving when your engine is overheated can
cause some fluids which may have leaked
into the engine compartment to catch fire.
You could be seriously burned.
Steam from an overheated engine can cause
serious burns which can occur just by
opening the engine hood. Stay away from
the engine if you see or hear steam coming
from it.
Stop the vehicle in a safe location away from
other traffic. Turn off the engine, get out of
the vehicle and do not stand near the vehicle
until the engine has cooled down.
Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center immediately.
During severe operation conditions and
stop-and-go city traffic, the coolant temperature may rise close to 248°F (120°C).
! The engine should not be operated with the
coolant temperature above 248°F (120°C). Doing so may cause serious damage which is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
•
Coolant
The poly-V-belt could be broken.
Stop, turn engine off
Possible solution
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:
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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 indicator
in the instrument cluster (컄 page 27).
왘
Drive immediately to the nearest authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
•
The cooling fan for the coolant is malfunc- 왘 Observe the coolant temperature indicator
tioning.
in the instrument cluster (컄 page 27).
If the coolant temperature is under 248°F
(120°C), you may continue driving to an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
±
Display malfunction
Visit workshop
Engine
Service
왘
Avoid placing heavy loads on the engine
(e.g. by driving uphill) as well as
stop-and-go traffic.
왘
Have the fan replaced as soon as possible.
Certain electronic systems are unable to 왘 Have the electronic systems checked by an
relay information to the control system.
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The following systems may have failed:
앫
Coolant temperature display
앫
Tachometer
앫
Cruise control display
There may be a malfunction in:
앫
the fuel injection system
앫
the ignition system
앫
the exhaust system
왘
Have the engine checked as soon as possible by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
:
Check oil level
at next refueling
The engine oil has dropped to a critical
level.
왘
Check the engine oil level
(컄 page 328) and add oil as required
(컄 page 329).
왘
If you must add engine oil frequently,
have the engine checked for possible
leaks.
When the message Check oil level at
next refueling 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 engine oil.
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For information on approved engine oils,
refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
! 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.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
A
Reserve fuel
The fuel level has dropped below the re- 왘 Refuel at the next gas station
serve mark.
(컄 page 321).
Gas cap is open
A loss of pressure has been detected in 왘 Check the fuel cap (컄 page 321).
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.
»
Replace air cleaner
The air cleaner is clogged.
왘
Have the air cleaner checked by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
[
Clean fuel filter
Diesel engine:
There is water in the fuel filter.
왘
Have the water drained by 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
F
Key
still in vehicle
A SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* left in the 왘 Take the SmartKey with
vehicle was recognized while locking the
KEYLESS-GO* out of the vehicle.
vehicle from the outside.
Please don't
forget your key
This display appears (for a maximum of 왘 Take the SmartKey or SmartKey with
60 seconds) if the driver’s door is opened
KEYLESS-GO* with you when leaving
with the engine shut off and no SmartKey
the vehicle.
in the starter switch.
This message is only a reminder.
Remove key
You have forgotten to remove the
SmartKey.
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the
starter switch.
Get a new key
The SmartKey is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Possible solution
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence
F
Change
key batteries
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* batter- 왘 Replace the batteries (컄 page 441).
ies are discharged.
Key
not recognized
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is not
recognized while the engine is running
because
Key
not recognized
앫
the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is
not in the vehicle
앫
there is strong radio-frequency interference
Possible solution
왘
Stop the vehicle as soon as it is safe
to do so.
왘
Search for the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
Otherwise the vehicle cannot be centrally locked nor can the engine be
started again after the engine is
stopped.
The SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* is mo- 왘 Change the position of the SmartKey
mentarily not recognized.
in the vehicle.
왘
Operate the vehicle with the
SmartKey in the starter switch if necessary.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
Active headlamps
inoperative
The active Bi-Xenon* headlamp system is 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
malfunctioning.
Center as soon as possible.
Active headlamps
Auxiliary bulb on
The active Bi-Xenon* headlamps are mal- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
functioning. Another light is being used.
Center as soon as possible.
Reverse lamp
left side
The left reverse lamp is malfunctioning.
Reverse lamp
right side
The right reverse lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Brake-/tail lamp, left
Auxiliary bulb on
The left brake/tail lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
This message will only appear if a critical
number of LEDs have stopped working.
Brake-/tail lamp, right The right brake/tail lamp is malfunction- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Auxiliary bulb on
ing.
Center as soon as possible.
This message will only appear if a critical
number of LEDs have stopped working.
3rd brake lamp
The high mounted brake lamp is malfunc- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
tioning.
Center as soon as possible.
This message will only appear if a critical
number of LEDs have stopped working.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
Front foglamp
left side
The left front fog lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front foglamp
right side
The right front fog lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front left
marker lamp
The front left side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front right
marker lamp
The front right side marker lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front left park. lamp The left front parking lamp is malfuncAuxiliary bulb on
tioning. A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Front right park. lamp The right front parking lamp is malfuncAuxiliary bulb on
tioning. A substitute bulb is being used.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
High beam
left side
The left high beam lamp is malfunctioning.
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
High beam
right side
The right high beam lamp is malfunction- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
ing.
License plate lamp
left side
The left license plate lamp is malfunction- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
ing.
License plate lamp
right side
The right license plate lamp is malfunctioning.
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
.
The light sensor is malfunctioning. The 왘 In the control system, set lamp operation
headlamps switch on automatically.
to manual mode (컄 page 138).
AUTO-Light
inoperative
Possible solution
왘
Low beam
left side
Switch on headlamps using the exterior
lamp switch.
The left low beam lamp is malfunction- Halogen headlamp:
ing.
왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
Low beam
right side
The right low beam lamp is malfunctioning.
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Halogen headlamp:
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
왘
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Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
.
Rear left foglamp
The left rear fog lamp is malfunctioning. 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Rear right foglamp
The right rear fog lamp is malfunction- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
ing.
Center as soon as possible.
Switch off lights
You have removed the SmartKey from 왘 Switch off the headlamps.
the starter switch, opened the driver’s
door and left the headlamps on or removed the SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* from the vehicle and left
the headlamps on.
Tail lamp, left side
Auxiliary bulb on
The left tail lamp is malfunctioning. A
substitute bulb is being used.
Tail lamp, right side
Auxiliary bulb on
The right tail lamp is malfunctioning. A 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
substitute bulb is being used.
Center as soon as possible.
Cornering lamp
left
The left corner-illuminating front fog
lamp* is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
Cornering lamp
right
The right corner-illuminating front fog
lamp* is malfunctioning.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
왘
Contact 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
.
Rear left turn signal
The left rear turn signal lamp is malfunc- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
tioning.
Center as soon as possible.
Rear right turn signal
The right rear turn signal lamp is malfunc- 왘 Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
tioning.
Center as soon as possible.
Front left turn signal
The left front turn signal lamp is malfunc- 왘 Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
tioning.
Front right turn signal The right front turn signal lamp is mal-
Possible solution
왘
Replace the bulb as soon as possible.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
왘
Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center as soon as possible.
왘
Switch off the headlamps.
functioning.
Left mirror
turn signal
The turn signal in the left exterior rear
view mirror is malfunctioning.
This message will only appear if a critical
number of LEDs have stopped working.
Right mirror
turn signal
The turn signal in the right exterior rear
view mirror is malfunctioning.
This message will only appear if a critical
number of LEDs have stopped working.
Switch off lights
or
remove key
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The exterior lamp switch is set to U
and you have forgotten to take out the
SmartKey. The parking lamps remain
switched on.
or
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
H
Please correct
tire pressure
The pressure is too low in one or
more tires.
왘
Check and correct tire inflation pressure as
required (컄 page 342).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
If necessary, change the wheel (컄 page 452).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
Tire pressure
One or more tires are deflating.
Caution, tire defect
One or more tires are deflating.
Tire pressure
Check tires
Warning!
The respective tire is indicated in
the multifunction display.
왘 If necessary, change the wheel (컄 page 452).
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Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
H
Tire pressure
Check tires
The tire pressure in one or more
tires is already below the minimum value.
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
왘
Check and adjust tire pressure as required.
왘
If necessary, change the wheel (컄 page 452).
왘
Carefully bring the vehicle to a halt, avoiding
abrupt steering and braking maneuvers.
The tire pressure in one or more
tires is already below the minimum value.
Check tires
왘 Check and adjust tire pressure as required.
The respective tire is indicated in
왘 If necessary, change the wheel (컄 page 452).
the multifunction display.
Warning!
G
Do not drive with a flat tire. A flat tire affects
the ability to steer or brake the vehicle.
You may lose control of the vehicle. Continued driving with a flat tire will cause excessive heat build-up and possibly a fire.
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
Possible solution
L
Tele Aid
inoperative
One or more main functions of the
Tele Aid system are malfunctioning.
왘
Tele Aid
battery
The emergency power battery for the
왘 Have the Tele Aid system checked by
Tele Aid system is malfunctioning. If the
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
vehicle battery is also dead, Tele Aid will
not be operational.
Restraint system
malfunction
Visit workshop
The system is malfunctioning.
1
Warning!
G
In the event a malfunction of the SRS is indicated as outlined above, the SRS may not be
operational.
왘
Have the Tele Aid system checked by
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Drive with added caution to the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
otherwise the SRS may not be activated
when needed in an accident, which could result in serious or fatal injury, or it might deploy unexpectedly and unnecessarily which
could also result in injury.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center immediately to have the system
checked;
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Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol
t
W
Display message
Possible cause/consequence
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.
Top up
washer fluid
The fluid level has dropped to about 1/3 of 왘 Add washer fluid (컄 page 332).
total reservoir capacity.
Ê
Y
Possible solution
The trunk is open.
왘
Close the trunk.
You are driving with the hood open.
왘
Stop the vehicle in a safe location as
soon as it is safe to do so.
왘
Close the hood (컄 page 327).
There is otherwise danger of an accident.
V
@
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You are driving with one or more doors
open.
The display symbol shows you which
doors are open.
Vehicle rising
Your vehicle is adjusting to your level selection.
왘
Close the doors.
Practical hints
What to do if …
Display symbol Display message
Possible cause/consequence Possible solution
@
The vehicle level is too low.
Vehicle rising
Please wait
왘
Do not drive off.
The Airmatic has not yet adjusted the vehicle level to
the necessary height required for driving.
왘
Wait until the message disappears from the multifunction display.
You may then drive off.
Stop, car too low The Airmatic is malfunctioning.
Avoid excessive steering input. The fender or tires could
otherwise be damaged. Listen for scraping noises.
왘
Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).
왘
Drive to the side of the road and select a higher vehicle
level (컄 page 266).
Depending on the type of malfunction, this may raise
the vehicle’s level.
왘
Visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center as soon as
possible.
There is otherwise danger of an accident.
Malfunction
The system is functional only to a 왘 Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).
limited extent.
왘 Have the vehicle checked at an authorized
The system display or the system
Mercedes-Benz Center.
is malfunctioning.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
First aid kit
Spare wheel
The first aid kit is in the storage compartment at the front edge of the front passenger seat.
The spare wheel is located under the trunk
floor.
왘
Lift the trunk floor and engage the handle in the upper edge of trunk.
왘
Remove the luggage box (컄 page 433).
Removing the spare wheel
왘
Turn luggage bowl 3 counterclockwise.
왘
Remove spare wheel 2.
Storing the spare wheel
왘
Place spare wheel 2 in wheel well.
왘
Turn luggage bowl 3 clockwise to its
stop to secure the spare wheel.
! Always lower trunk floor before closing
trunk.
Warning!
1 Tab
왘
Pull tab 1 upward.
왘
Fold the covering forward.
왘
Remove the first aid kit.
i Check expiration dates and contents for
completeness at least once a year and replace
missing/expired items.
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1 Vehicle tool kit
Wheel bolt wrench and jack
2 Spare wheel
3 Luggage bowl
i Vehicles with collapsible tire
(E 63 AMG only):
The electric air pump is located in the storage
wheel casing.
G
The dimension of the Minispare wheel is different from those of the road wheels. As a
result, the vehicle handling characteristics
change when driving with a spare wheel
mounted.
The spare wheel should only be used temporarily, and replaced with a regular road
wheel as quickly as possible.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
In case of a flat tire, you may temporarily
use the spare wheel when observing the
following restrictions:
앫
Do not exceed a vehicle speed of
50 mph (80 km/h).
앫
Drive to the nearest tire repair facility
to have the flat tire repaired or replaced as appropriate.
앫
Do not operate vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
Luggage box
Install luggage box
Remove luggage box
For more information, see “Spare wheel”
(컄 page 487).
1 Fastening clip
2 Luggage box
왘
왘
Turn fastening clips 1 to the left upwards from fastening bolts.
Lift luggage box in the area of the fastening bolts and remove it from trunk.
왘
Insert luggage box into trunk so that
fastening clips are in line with fastening
bolts.
왘
Push front edge of luggage box in direction of arrow under cover of trunk sill.
왘
Press fastening clips onto fastening
bolts until they lock into place.
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Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
Vehicle tool kit
Vehicle jack
The vehicle tool kit is stored in the compartment underneath the trunk floor
(컄 page 432).
Warning!
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.
The vehicle tool kit includes:
앫
One pair of universal pliers
앫
One towing eye bolt
앫
One wheel wrench
앫
One alignment bolt
앫
One fuse extractor
앫
Spare fuses
앫
Collapsible wheel chock
앫
A pair of gloves
Setting up the collapsible wheel chock
The collapsible wheel chock serves to
additionally secure the vehicle, e.g. while
changing the wheel.
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G
1 Tilt the plates upward
2 Fold the lower plate outward
3 Insert the plate
왘
Tilt both plates upward 1.
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.
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.
Practical hints
Where will I find ...?
The vehicle jack is located in the storage
compartment underneath the trunk floor
(컄 page 432).
Operational position
왘
Storage position
왘
Remove vehicle jack from its
compartment.
왘
Turn crank handle in direction of arrow
as far as it will go.
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
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the vehicle
If you cannot unlock the vehicle with the
SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*, open the driver’s door and
the trunk using the mechanical key.
왘
Move locking tab 1 in direction of arrow.
왘
Slide mechanical key 2 out of the
housing.
Unlocking the driver’s door
i Unlocking your vehicle with the mechanical
key and opening the driver’s door or the trunk
will trigger the anti-theft alarm system.
To cancel the alarm, Insert the SmartKey or
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* in the starter
switch.
Removing the mechanical key
1 Unlocking
2 Mechanical key
왘
1 Mechanical key locking tab
2 Mechanical key
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Insert mechanical key 2 into the
driver’s door lock until it stops.
왘
Turn mechanical key 2 counterclockwise to position 1 until the locking
knobs move up.
The driver’s door is unlocked.
왘
Pull door handle to open the driver’s
door.
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
Unlocking the trunk
A minimum height clearance of 5.90 ft
(1.80 m) is required to open the trunk lid.
왘
Pull the handle 3 and lift the trunk lid.
The trunk opens.
Locking the vehicle
head clearance.
If you are unable to lock the vehicle with
the SmartKey or SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*, do the following:
왘
왘
Close the passenger door, the rear
doors and the trunk.
왘
Press the central locking switch in the
center console (컄 page 127).
왘
Check to see whether the locking
knobs on the doors have moved down.
왘
If necessary, push them down
manually.
왘
Remove the mechanical key from the
SmartKey (컄 page 436).
왘
Check whether the trunk is locked.
! Always make sure there is sufficient overTurn the mechanical key 1 back and
remove it from the trunk lid lock.
1 Mechanical key
2 Unlocking in an emergency
3 Handle
왘
Insert the mechanical key 1 into the
trunk lid lock until it stops.
왘
Turn the mechanical key 1 counterclockwise to position 2 and hold it in
this position.
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컄컄
Practical hints
Unlocking/locking in an emergency
컄컄 왘
If necessary, lock the trunk with the
mechanical key (컄 page 126).
Except for the driver’s door, the vehicle
should now be locked.
Manually unlocking the gear selector
lever
In case of power failure, the gear selector
lever can be manually unlocked, e.g. to tow
the vehicle.
왘
Open the storage compartment in the
center armrest (컄 page 285).
왘
Take out the cup holder (컄 page 285).
왘
Insert a suitable object 1 (e.g. a pin)
through the hole and press the pin
downward.
왘
Remove pin 1.
i The gear selector lever is locked again when
moving it to position P.
1 Locking
2 Mechanical key
왘
Insert the mechanical key 2 into the
driver’s door lock until it stops.
왘
Turn the mechanical key 2 clockwise
to position 1.
The driver’s door is locked.
i This procedure does not arm the anti-theft
alarm system, nor does it lock the fuel filler flap.
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1 Pin
Practical hints
Opening/closing in an emergency
왔 Opening/closing in an emergency
왘
Power tilt/sliding sunroof or panorama
roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
You can open or close the tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel manually should
an electrical malfunction occur.
Turn crank 3 counterclockwise to:
앫
slide roof panel/sunroof open
앫
lower roof panel/sunroof at the
rear
i Turn crank 3 slowly and smoothly.
The tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel
drive is located behind cover 1 of the interior overhead light.
The tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel must
be synchronized after being operated manually
(컄 page 244) or (컄 page 248).
2 Hole
3 Crank
왘
Take crank 3 out of the glove box.
왘
Insert crank 3 through hole 2.
왘
Turn crank 3 clockwise to:
앫
slide roof panel/sunroof closed
앫
raise roof panel/sunroof at the rear
1 Cover
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Press on cover 1 in direction of the arrow to release it.
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Practical hints
Resetting activated head restraints
If the active head restraints have been triggered in an accident, the active head restraints must be reset. Otherwise, the
active head restraints cannot offer any additional protection in the event of another
rear-end collision.
You can tell that the head restraints have
been triggered when they have been
moved forward and cannot be adjusted.
Warning!
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.
i For your convenience, we recommend that
you have this work carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
You will find the reset tool for manually operating
the head restraints in the Mercedes-Benz vehicle
literature pouch.
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, have the active head restraints checked by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center after a rear-end collision.
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왘
Take the reset tool out of the
Mercedes-Benz vehicle literature
pouch.
왘
Guide reset tool into center of head restraint between head restraint cushion
and rear head restraint cover.
! Be careful not to damage upholstery.
왘
Press reset tool forward in direction of
arrow.
왘
Press reset tool downward until you
hear the head restraint release
mechanism audibly engage.
왘
Pull out reset tool.
왘
Firmly press head restraint cushion
backward towards the rear of the vehicle until it engages.
왘
Repeat this procedure on the active
head restraints for second head restraint.
For information on active head restraints,
see “Active head restraints” (컄 page 87).
For information on head restraint adjustment, see “Seats” (컄 page 43).
Practical hints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
왔 Replacing SmartKey batteries
If the batteries in the SmartKey/SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO* are discharged, the vehicle can no longer be locked or unlocked.
It is recommended to have the batteries replaced at an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Warning!
G
Batteries contain poisonous and corrosive
substances. Therefore keep the batteries
out of reach of children.
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.
SmartKey/SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*
Replacement batteries: Lithium, type
CR 2025 or equivalent.
왘
i When inserting the batteries, make sure
they are clean and free of lint.
Remove the mechanical key 1 out of
the SmartKey/SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* (컄 page 436).
i When replacing batteries, always replace
both batteries.
The required replacement batteries are available
at any Mercedes-Benz Center.
If a battery is swallowed, seek medical help
immediately.
1 Mechanical key
2 Battery compartment
왘
Insert mechanical key 1 into opening.
왘
Press mechanical key 1 in direction of
arrow.
The battery compartment is unlatched.컄컄
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Practical hints
Replacing SmartKey batteries
컄컄 왘
Pull battery compartment 2
(컄 page 441) out of the housing.
3 Batteries
4 Contact springs
왘
Pull out batteries 3.
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왘
Using a lint-free cloth, insert new batteries 3 under contact springs 4 with
the positive terminal (+) side facing up.
왘
Return battery compartment 2
(컄 page 441) into housing until it locks
into place.
왘
Slide mechanical key 1 (컄 page 441)
back into the SmartKey/SmartKey
with KEYLESS-GO*.
왘
Check the operation of the
SmartKey/SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
왔 Replacing bulbs
Bulbs
Safe vehicle operation depends on proper
exterior lighting and signaling. It is therefore essential that all bulbs and lamp assemblies are in good working order at all
times.
i If the headlamps or front fog lamps are
i Substitute bulbs will be brought into use
fogged up on the inside as a result of high humidity, driving the vehicle a distance with the lights
on should clear up the fogging.
when lamps malfunction. Read and observe messages in the multifunction display (컄 page 422).
Correct headlamp adjustment is extremely
important. Have headlamps checked and
readjusted at regular intervals and when a
bulb has been replaced. Contact your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for headlamp adjustment.
443
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Front lamps
Lamp
LED
2 Turn signal lamp
3547 A
(28.5 W)
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
Low and high beam1
4 Side marker lamp
444
Type
1 Additional turn signal
lamp
3 Halogen headlamp:
Low beam
1
Lamp
H7 (55 W)
D1S-35 W
W5W
Vehicles with Bi-Xenon* headlamps: Low beam
and high beam use the same D1S-35W lamp. Do
not replace the Bi-Xenon bulbs yourself. Contact
your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Type
5 Halogen headlamp:
High beam/high beam
flasher
H7 (55 W)
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
High beam flasher
H7 (55 W)
Halogen headlamp:
Parking and standing
lamp
W5W
Blue Vision
Bi-Xenon* headlamp:
Parking an standing
lamp
LED
6 Front fog lamp
Corner-illuminating
front fog lamp*
H11 (55 W)
H11 (55 W)
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Rear lamps
Warning!
Lamp
7 High mounted brake
lamp
LED
C5W
Notes on bulb replacement
앫
Bulbs and bulb sockets can be very hot. Allow the lamp to cool down before changing
a bulb.
Only use 12 volt bulbs of the same type
and with the specified watt rating.
앫
Switch lights off before changing a bulb
to prevent short circuits.
Keep bulbs out of reach of children.
앫
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 light
up, visit an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Type
8 Brake, tail, parking,
HiP
standing, backup lamp LED*
and turn signal lamp.
Rear fog lamp (driver’s
side only)
9 License plate lamps
G
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 Bi-Xenon* lamps,
it is dangerous to replace the bulb or repair
the lamp and its components. We recommend that you have such work done by a
qualified technician.
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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
Bi-Xenon* lamps
앫
Front fog lamps
앫
Rear lamps (except license plate
lamps)
앫
Front side marker lamps
! Do not replace the LEDs yourself. You could
otherwise damage the LEDs or parts of the vehicle. Only have the LEDs replaced by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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Replacing bulbs for front lamps
1 Housing cover for low beam halogen or
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.
2 Bulb socket for high beam headlamp/high beam flasher bulb
3 Bulb socket for parking and standing
lamp bulb
4 Bulb socket for low beam headlamp
bulb (halogen headlamps only)
5 Bulb socket for turn signal lamp bulb
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 137).
왘
Open the hood (컄 page 325).
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Low beam bulb (halogen headlamps
only)
왘
Turn housing cover 1 counterclockwise and remove it.
High beam bulb/high beam flasher
bulb (halogen headlamps)/high beam
flasher bulb (Bi-Xenon* headlamps)
왘
Turn bulb socket 4 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
Turn bulb socket 2 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 2.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 4.
왘
왘
Press the new bulb gently into bulb
socket 4.
Press the new bulb gently into bulb
socket 2.
왘
Place bulb socket 2 back into the
lamp and turn it clockwise until it engages.
왘
왘
Place bulb socket 4 back into the
lamp and turn it clockwise until it engages.
왘
Align housing cover 1 and turn it
clockwise until it engages.
Front turn signal lamp bulb
왘
Turn bulb socket 5 with the bulb
counterclockwise and remove it.
왘
Press gently onto the bulb and turn
counterclockwise out of bulb
socket 5.
왘
Press the new bulb gently into bulb
socket 5 and turn clockwise until it
engages.
왘
Place bulb socket 5 back into the
lamp and turn it clockwise until it engages.
447
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
Parking and standing lamp bulb
Additional turn signal lamp bulbs
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
Halogen headlamps
The additional turn signal lamps in the
exterior rear view mirrors have LEDs.
Tail lamp unit
왘
Turn bulb socket 3 (컄 page 446) with
the bulb counterclockwise and remove
it.
왘
Pull the bulb out of bulb socket 3
(컄 page 446).
왘
Press the new bulb gently into bulb
socket 3 (컄 page 446).
왘
Place bulb socket 3 (컄 page 446)
back into the lamp and turn clockwise
until it engages.
Bi-Xenon* headlamps
In vehicles with Bi-Xenon* headlamps, the
bulbs of the parking and standing lamps
are LEDs.
! Do not replace the LEDs yourself. You could
otherwise damage the LEDs or parts of the vehicle. Only have the LEDs replaced by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
448
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.
Front side marker lamp bulbs
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.
The tail lamps are equipped with HiP bulbs.
Warning!
G
The bulbs in the tail lamps cannot be replaced individually. The tail lamp bulbs are
under pressure and could explode during an
attempt to replace them.
If the tail lamps are malfunctioning, have
them exchanged at an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Practical hints
Replacing bulbs
License plate lamp
1 Screw
왘
Turn the exterior lamp switch to
position M (컄 page 137).
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.
449
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Warning!
G
For safety reasons, switch off wipers and remove SmartKey from starter switch (vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*: Make sure the
vehicle’s on-board electronics have
status 0) before replacing a wiper blade.
Otherwise, the wiper motor could suddenly
turn on and cause injury.
! To avoid damage to the hood:
앫
The wiper arms should only be folded forward when in the vertical position.
앫
Never open the hood when the wiper arm is
folded forward.
Placing wiper arms in vertical position
! 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.
Warning!
G
Wiper blades are components that are subject to wear and tear. Change the wiper
blades twice a year, preferably in the spring
and fall. Otherwise the windows will not be
properly wiped. As a result, you may not be
able to observe surrounding traffic conditions and could cause an accident.
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Make sure the wiper blades are properly installed. Improperly installed wiper blades may
cause windshield damage.
Wiper blades in vertical position
For your convenience, we recommend that you
have this work carried out by an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
왘
Turn SmartKey to starter switch
position 1 (컄 page 37).
왘
Turn combination switch to wiper
setting u (컄 page 58).
왘
With wiper arms in the vertical position,
turn SmartKey in starter switch to
position 0.
왘
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
Vehicles with SmartKey
Practical hints
Replacing wiper blades
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 64).
With the driver’s door closed, the starter switch is now in position 1.
왘
Turn combination switch to wiper
setting U (컄 page 58).
왘
With wiper arms in the vertical position,
open the driver’s door.
Removing wiper blades
Installing wiper blades
! Do not pull on the wiper blade inserts. They
could tear.
왘
Slide the wiper blade onto wiper arm
until it locks in place.
왘
왘
Rotate the wiper blade into position
parallel to the wiper arm.
왘
Fold the wiper arm backward to rest on
the windshield. Make sure you hold on
to the wiper when folding the wiper arm
back.
Fold the wiper arm forward until it
snaps into place.
The starter switch is set to position 0,
same as SmartKey removed from starter switch.
왘
Turn combination switch to wiper
setting 0 (컄 page 58).
왘
Turn the wiper blade at a right angle to
wiper arm.
왘
Slide the wiper blade sideways out of
the retainer.
451
Practical hints
Flat tire
Preparing the vehicle
왘
Park the vehicle in a safe distance from
moving traffic on a hard, flat surface
when possible.
Vehicles with SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Turn off the engine by pressing the
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button on the
gear selector lever once (컄 page 64).
왘
Open the driver’s door (this puts the ignition in position 0, same as with the
SmartKey removed from the starter
switch). The driver’s door then can be
closed again.
왘
Turn on the hazard warning flasher
(컄 page 144).
왘
Turn the steering wheel so that the
front wheels are in a straight ahead position.
왘
Set the parking brake (컄 page 62).
i Open door only when conditions are safe to
Move the gear selector lever to P.
do so.
왘
Vehicles with SmartKey:
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 63).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
왘
Have any passenger exit the vehicle at
a safe distance from the roadway.
Mounting the spare wheel
Warning!
G
The dimensions of the spare wheel
(Minispare or collapsible tire) are different
from those of the road wheels. As a result,
the vehicle handling characteristics change
when driving with a spare wheel mounted.
Adapt your driving style accordingly.
The spare wheel is for temporary use only.
When driving with spare wheel mounted,
ensure proper tire pressure and do not exceed a vehicle speed of 50 mph (80 km/h).
Drive to the nearest Mercedes-Benz Center
as soon as possible to have the spare wheel
replaced with a regular road wheel.
Never operate the vehicle with more than
one spare wheel mounted.
Do not switch off the ESP® when a
Minispare or collapsible tire is mounted.
452
Practical hints
Flat tire
Preparing the vehicle
Lifting the vehicle
Prepare the vehicle as described
(컄 page 452).
왘
Vehicles with Minispare wheel
(except E 63 AMG):
왘
Take the Minispare wheel, wheel
wrench and the jack out of the trunk
(컄 page 432).
One wheel chock is included with the
vehicle tool kit (컄 page 434).
When changing wheel on a level surface:
왘
Vehicles with collapsible tire
(E 63 AMG only):
왘
Take the collapsible tire, wheel wrench,
jack and electric air pump out of the
trunk (컄 page 432).
Prevent the vehicle from rolling away
by blocking wheels with wheel chocks
or other sizeable objects.
Place the wheel chock in front of and
another sizeable object behind the
wheel that is diagonally opposite to the
wheel being changed.
Always try lifting the vehicle using the jack
on a level surface. However, should
circumstances require you to do so on a
hill, place the wheel chock and the other
sizeable object as follows:
왘
Place the wheel chock and another
sizeable object on the downhill side
blocking both wheels of the axle not
being worked on.
Warning!
G
The jack is designed exclusively for jacking
up the vehicle at the jack take-up brackets
built into either side of the vehicle. To help
avoid personal injury, use the jack only to lift
the vehicle during a wheel change. Never
get beneath the vehicle while it is supported
by the jack. Keep hands and feet away from
the area under the lifted vehicle. Always
firmly set parking brake and block wheels
before raising vehicle with jack.
Do not disengage parking brake while the
vehicle is raised. Be certain that the jack is
always vertical (plumb line) when in use, especially on hills. Always try to use the jack
on level surface. Be sure that the jack arm is
fully seated in the jack take-up bracket. Always lower the vehicle onto sufficient capacity jackstands before working under the
vehicle.
컄컄
453
Practical hints
Flat tire
컄컄
The jack take-up brackets are located directly behind the front wheel housings and
in front of the rear wheel housings.
왘
왘
On wheel to be changed, loosen but do
not yet remove the wheel bolts (approximately one full turn with wrench).
1 Jack take-up bracket
2 Jack
454
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.
Position the jack only on the jack take-up
brackets designed for this purpose.
If the jack is not properly positioned, the vehicle may slip off of the jack.
Practical hints
Flat tire
Warning!
G
Removing the wheel
왘
The jack is intended only for lifting the
vehicle briefly for wheel changes. It is not
suited for performing maintenance work
under the vehicle.
앫
Never start the engine when the vehicle
is raised.
앫
Never lie down under the raised vehicle.
Mounting the spare wheel
Clean contact surfaces of wheel and
wheel hub.
! To avoid paint damage, place wheel flat
against hub and hold it there while installing first
wheel bolt.
Warning!
G
1 Alignment bolt
Always replace wheel bolts that are damaged or rusted.
왘
Never apply oil or grease to wheel bolts.
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 bolt and wheel hub
threads.
왘
Remove the wheel.
Damaged wheel hub threads should be repaired immediately. Do not continue to drive
under these circumstances! Contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center or call
Roadside Assistance.
Incorrect wheel bolts or improperly tightened wheel bolts can cause the wheel to
come off. This could cause an accident. Be
sure to use the correct wheel bolts.
왘
Guide the spare wheel onto the alignment bolt and push it on.
컄컄
455
Practical hints
Flat tire
컄컄 왘
Insert wheel bolts and tighten them
slightly.
Warning!
G
Only use Genuine equipment
Mercedes-Benz wheel bolts. Other wheel
bolts may come loose.
Do not tighten the wheel bolts when the vehicle is raised. Otherwise the vehicle could
fall off the jack.
Vehicles with collapsible tire
(E 63 AMG only):
왘
Continue the procedure by following
the instructions under “Inflating the
collapsible tire” (컄 page 456) and then
“Lowering the vehicle” (컄 page 458).
Vehicles with Minispare wheel
(except E 63 AMG):
왘
Continue the procedure by following
the instructions under “Lowering the
vehicle” (컄 page 458).
Inflating the collapsible tire
(E 63 AMG only)
Warning!
G
Inflate collapsible tire only after the wheel is
properly mounted.
Inflate the collapsible tire using the electric
air pump before lowering the vehicle.
Warning!
G
Observe instructions on air pump label.
! Do not lower the vehicle before inflating the
collapsible tire. Otherwise the rim may be damaged.
왘
왘
Unscrew the alignment bolt, install last
wheel bolt and tighten slightly.
456
Take the electric air pump out of the
trunk (컄 page 432).
Practical hints
Flat tire
왘
Insert electrical plug 3 into vehicle
cigarette lighter socket.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 0.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 1.
왘
왘
Press I on electric air pump switch 2.
If the tire pressure is above 51 psi
(3.5 bar), release excess tire pressure
using the vent screw.
The electric air pump should now
switch on and inflate the collapsible
tire.
1 Flap
2 On/off switch
3 Electrical plug
4 Air hose with pressure gauge and vent
screw
5 Union nut
왘
Open flap 1 on electric air pump.
왘
Pull out electrical plug 3 and air hose
with pressure gauge 4.
왘
Remove the valve cap from the
collapsible tire valve.
왘
Screw union nut 5 onto the collapsible tire valve.
왘
Inflate the tire to approximately 51 psi
(3.5 bar).
This takes about 5 minutes for the collapsible tire. Air hose 4 and union
nut 5 can become hot during inflation. Exercise proper caution to avoid
burning yourself when using the equipment.
! Do not operate the electric air pump longer
than 8 minutes without interruption. Otherwise it
may overheat.
Warning!
G
Follow recommend 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.
왘
컄컄
Detach the electric air pump.
You may operate the electric air pump again after it has cooled off.
왘
Press 0 on electric air pump switch 2.
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Practical hints
Flat tire
컄컄 왘
Store the electrical plug 3 and the air
hose 4 behind the flap 1 and place
the electric air pump back in the designated storage space underneath the
trunk floor (컄 page 432).
Lowering the vehicle
왘
왘
Lower vehicle by turning crank counterclockwise until vehicle is resting fully on its own weight.
Remove the jack.
왘
Tighten the five wheel bolts evenly, following the diagonal sequence illustrated (1 to 5), until all bolts are tight.
Observe a tightening torque of 96 lb-ft
(130 Nm).
Warning!
G
Have the tightening torque checked after
changing a wheel. The wheels could come
loose if they are not tightened to a torque of
96 lb-ft (130 Nm).
Before storing the jack, it should be fully
collapsed, with handle folded in (storage
position).
왘
1 - 5 Wheel bolts
458
Store the jack and the other vehicle
tools in the designated storage space
underneath the trunk floor
(컄 page 432).
i Wrap the damaged wheel in the protective
film that comes with the spare wheel and put the
wheel in the trunk.
You can also place the damaged wheel down into
the spare wheel well. In this case, you must stow
the holder from the spare wheel well in the trunk.
Vehicles with Advanced TPMS* (Canada only):
Do not activate the tire inflation pressure monitor until a full size wheel/tire with functioning
sensor has been placed back into service on the
vehicle.
Practical hints
Bleeding the fuel system (diesel engine only)
왔 Bleeding the fuel system (diesel engine only)
Driving the vehicle until the fuel tank is
empty is not recommended. Otherwise, air
may be sucked into the fuel system. If this
happens, the ú malfunction indicator
lamp (USA only) or the ± malfunction
indicator lamp (Canada only) comes on
and the engine may not start immediately
after refueling the vehicle.
After refueling:
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to P.
왘
Do not depress the accelerator.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 2 (컄 page 38) for at least
10 seconds.
왘
Return the SmartKey in the starter
switch to position 0 (컄 page 38).
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 38) and hold it
there for a maximum of 40 seconds or
until the engine runs surge-free.
If the engine does not start:
i Where the ú malfunction indicator lamp
왘
Wait for approximately 2 minutes.
왘
Turn the SmartKey in the starter switch
to position 3 (컄 page 38) and hold it
there for a maximum of 40 seconds or
until the engine runs surge-free.
(USA only) or the ± malfunction indicator
lamp (Canada only) in the instrument cluster has
been illuminated for the above condition, it will
remain illuminated until the engine was cycled
on and off four times in a row.
If the engine still does not start, do not
make any further attempts to start the engine. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center or call Roadside
Assistance (컄 page 297).
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Practical hints
Battery
The battery is located on the right hand
side of the trunk under the luggage box
(컄 page 433).
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these instructions can result in severe injury or death.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 331).
Never lean over batteries while connecting,
you might get injured.
Vehicles with spare wheel
1 Positive terminal
2 Negative terminal
3 Battery bracket
4 Battery ventilation hose
460
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.
! Depending on vehicle production date, the
battery is a Valve-Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA)
battery, also referred to as “fleece” battery:
Such batteries do not require topping-up of the
electrolyte level. VRLA batteries therefore do not
have cell caps and the battery cover is non-removable. Do not attempt to open the battery as
otherwise the battery will be damaged.
Even though VRLA batteries do not require topping-up of the electrolyte level and cannot be
opened to check the electrolyte level, the battery condition must be checked periodically by
performing a battery conductance test. Refer to
Maintenance Booklet for battery condition testing intervals.
The factory-equipped VRLA battery is
leak-proofed. Only use a battery as replacement
that has the same security features and is of
identical size, voltage, and capacity as the
factory-equipped battery.
Practical hints
Battery
! As with any other battery, disconnect the
battery if you do not intend to operate your vehicle for an extended period of time to prevent battery discharge or connect an accessory battery
charge unit expressly approved by
Mercedes-Benz for your vehicle model to maintain the battery charge. Contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information.
The battery, the battery ventilation hose and the
lateral plug must always be securely installed
when the vehicle is in operation.
! 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.
Disconnecting the battery
Have the battery checked regularly by an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
With a disconnected battery
Warning!
앫
you will no longer be able to turn the
SmartKey in the starter switch and
pressing the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
button on the gear selector lever will
have no effect
앫
the gear selector lever will remain
locked in position P
Refer to Maintenance Booklet for maintenance
intervals or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for further information.
Warning!
G
Do not place metal objects on the battery as
this could result in a short circuit.
Use leak-proof batteries only to avoid the
risk of acid burns in the event of an accident.
G
! Always disconnect the battery in the order
described below. Otherwise the vehicle’s
electronics can be damaged.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 62).
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to position P.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
컄컄
461
Practical hints
Battery
컄컄 왘
Remove SmartKey from starter switch.
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
왘
Press the start/stop button until
the engine shuts off.
왘
Open the driver’s door.
왘
Open the trunk.
왘
Read and observe safety instructions
and precautions (컄 page 331) and
(컄 page 460).
왘
Remove the luggage box (컄 page 433).
왘
Disconnect the negative lead from negative terminal 2 (컄 page 460).
왘
Remove cover 1 (컄 page 460) from
the positive terminal.
왘
Disconnect the positive lead.
462
Removing the battery
왘
Remove the screw-nuts securing the
battery.
왘
Remove the battery bracket 3
(컄 page 460).
왘
Pull out the battery ventilation hose 4
(컄 page 460) from the battery (depending on battery arrangement in
your vehicle model, the ventilation
hose is located either on the left or
right side of the battery).
왘
Take out the battery.
Charging and reinstalling the battery
Warning!
G
Never charge a battery while still installed in
the vehicle unless the accessory battery
charge unit* approved by Mercedes-Benz is
being used. Gases may escape during charging and cause explosions that may result in
paint damage, corrosion or personal injury.
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.
Practical hints
Battery
왘
왘
Charge battery in accordance with the
instructions of the battery charger
manufacturer.
Reinstall the charged battery. Follow
the previously described steps in reverse order.
! The battery and the battery ventilation hose
must always be securely installed when the vehicle is in operation.
Reconnecting the battery
! Always connect the battery in the order described below. Otherwise the vehicle’s electronics can be damaged.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Connect the battery positive lead and
fasten its cover.
왘
Connect the battery negative lead.
! Never invert the terminal connections!
왘
Install the luggage box (컄 page 433).
i The following procedures must be carried
out following any interruption of battery power
(e.g. due to reconnection):
앫
Set the clock (컄 page 171) (see COMAND
operator’s manual).
앫
Synchronize the side windows
(컄 page 239).
앫
Synchronize the tilt/sliding sunroof
(컄 page 244) or the tilt/sliding panel*
(컄 page 248).
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Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
G
Failure to follow these directions will cause
damage to the electronic components, and
can lead to a battery explosion and severe
injury or death.
Never lean over batteries while connecting
or jump starting, you might get injured.
Battery fluid contains sulfuric acid. Do not
allow this fluid to come in contact with eyes,
skin or clothing. In case it does, immediately
flush affected area with water, and seek
medical help if necessary.
A battery will also produce hydrogen gas,
which is flammable and very explosive. Keep
flames or sparks away from battery, avoid
improper connection of jumper cables,
smoking, etc.
Attempting to jump start a frozen battery
can result in it exploding, causing personal
injury.
Read all instructions before proceeding.
! Do not tow-start the vehicle.
! Avoid repeated and lengthy starting attempts.
If the battery is discharged, the engine can
be started with jumper cables and the battery of another vehicle. Observe the following:
Do not attempt to start the engine using a battery quick charge unit.
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If the engine does not run after several unsuccessful starting attempts, have it checked at the
nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Jump starting should only be performed
when the engine and catalytic
converter1 are cold.
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Excessive unburned fuel generated by repeated
failed starting attempts may damage the
catalytic converter1.
Do not start the engine if the battery is
frozen. Let the battery thaw out first.
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Only jump start from batteries with the
same voltage rating (12 V). Jump starting with a higher voltage battery could
damage the vehicle’s electrical system,
which will not be covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
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Only use jumper cables with sufficient
cross-section and insulated terminal
clamps.
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Always make sure the jumper cables
are not on or near pulleys, fans or other
parts that move when the engine is
started or running.
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.
1
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Vehicles with gasoline engine only.
Practical hints
Jump starting
Warning!
G
왘
Connect negative terminals 4 and 2
of the batteries with the second jumper
cable. Clamp the cable to negative
terminal 4 of the charged battery
first.
왘
Start the engine of the disabled vehicle.
Keep flames or sparks away from battery.
Do not smoke.
Observe all safety instructions and precautions when handling automotive batteries
(컄 page 331).
The battery is located in the trunk underneath the luggage box (컄 page 433). Only
jump start the vehicle from the battery in
the trunk.
왘
Make sure the two vehicles do not
touch.
1 Positive terminal of discharged battery
2 Negative terminal of discharged battery
3 Positive terminal of charged battery
4 Negative terminal of charged battery
왘
Connect positive terminals 1 and 3
of the batteries with the jumper cable.
Clamp cable to charged battery 3
first.
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 62).
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to position P.
! Never invert the terminal connections!
Open the trunk.
왘
왘
You can now turn on the electrical consumers. Do not switch on the headlamps
under any circumstances.
왘
Remove the jumper cables first from
negative terminals 2 and 4 and then
from positive terminals 1 and 3.
You can now switch on the headlamps.
왘
Have the battery checked at the nearest authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Start engine of the vehicle with the
charged battery and run at idle speed.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Mercedes-Benz recommends that the vehicle be transported with all wheels off the
ground using flatbed or appropriate wheel
lift/dolly equipment. This method is preferable to other types of towing.
! Do not tow-start the vehicle.
! Use flatbed or wheel lift/dolly equipment
with SmartKey in starter switch turned to
position 0.
Do not tow with sling-type equipment. Towing
with sling-type equipment over bumpy roads will
damage radiator and supports.
To prevent damage during transport, do not tie
down vehicle by its chassis or suspension parts.
Switch off the tow-away alarm and the automatic
central locking.
! 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.
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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.
Warning!
G
If circumstances require towing the vehicle
with all wheels on the ground, always tow
with a tow bar if:
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the engine will not run
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there is a malfunction in the brake
system
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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 certain the SmartKey is in
starter switch position 2.
If the SmartKey is left in the starter switch
position 0 for an extended period of time, it
can no longer be turned in the switch. In this
case, the steering is locked. To unlock, remove SmartKey from starter switch and reinsert.
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.
! If the vehicle is towed with the front axle
raised (not permissible for vehicles with
4MATIC), the gear selector lever must be in
position N and the engine must be shut off
(SmartKey in starter switch position 0 or 1).
Active braking action through the ESP® may
otherwise seriously damage the brake system.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels on the
ground, the gear selector lever must be in
position N and the SmartKey must be in starter
switch position 2.
When towing the vehicle with all wheels on the
ground or the front axle raised, the vehicle may
be towed only for distances up to 30 miles
(50 km) and at a speed not to exceed 30 mph
(50 km/h).
! Towing of the vehicle should only be done
using the properly installed towing eye bolt.
Never attach tow cable, tow rope or tow rod to
the vehicle chassis, frame or suspension parts.
i When towing the vehicle with all wheels on
the ground, please note the following:
With the automatic central locking activated and
the SmartKey in starter switch position 2, or
KEYLESS-GO* start/stop button in position 2,
the vehicle doors lock if the left front wheel as
well as the right rear wheel are turning at vehicle
speeds of approximately 9 mph (15 km/h) or
more.
i The gear selector lever will remain locked in
position P and the SmartKey will not turn in the
starter switch if the battery is disconnected or
discharged. For more information see “Batteries” (컄 page 460) or “Jump starting”
(컄 page 464).
For information on manual unlocking of the gear
selector lever, see (컄 page 438).
To prevent the vehicle door locks from locking,
deactivate the automatic central locking
(컄 page 127).
i To signal turns while being towed with the
hazard warning flasher in use, turn SmartKey in
starter switch to position 2 and activate the
combination switch for the left or right turn signal in the usual manner – only the selected turn
signal will operate.
Upon canceling the turn signal, the hazard warning flasher will operate again.
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Practical hints
Towing the vehicle
Installing towing eye bolt
왘
Front of vehicle
To reinstall cover:
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Screw towing eye bolt in to its stop and
tighten with lug wrench.
Fit cover 1 and snap into place.
Rear of vehicle
The towing eye bolt is supplied with the
tool kit (located in the storage compartment under the trunk floor).
왘
To reinstall cover:
왘
1 Cover on right side of front bumper
To remove cover:
왘
Press mark on cover 1 in direction of
arrow.
왘
Lift cover 1 off to reveal the threaded
hole for towing eye bolt.
The towing eye bolt is supplied with the
tool kit (located in the storage compartment under the trunk floor).
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2 Cover on right side of rear bumper
To remove cover:
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Pull cover 2 in direction of arrow.
왘
Fold cover 2 down to reveal the
threaded hole for the towing eye bolt.
Screw towing eye bolt in to its stop and
tighten with lug wrench.
Fit cover 2 and snap into place.
Practical hints
Fuses
왔 Fuses
The electrical fuses in your vehicle serve to
switch off malfunctioning power circuits.
If a fuse is blown, the components and systems secured by that fuse will stop operating.
Warning!
G
Only use fuses approved by Mercedes-Benz
with the specified amperage for the system
in question and do not attempt to repair or
bridge a blown fuse. Using other than approved fuses or using repaired or bridged
fuses may cause an overload leading to a
fire, and/or cause damage to electrical
components and/or systems. Have the
cause determined and remedied by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
If a newly inserted fuse blows again, have
the cause determined and rectified by an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
The following aids are available to help you
replace fuses.
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Fuse chart
The fuse chart is located in the fuse box
in the passenger compartment
(컄 page 470). The fuse chart explains
the fuse allocation and fuse amperages.
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The electrical fuses are located in different
fuse boxes:
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in the passenger compartment on the
driver’s side (컄 page 470)
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in the trunk (컄 page 470)
Before replacing fuses:
왘
Apply the parking brake (컄 page 62).
왘
Make sure the gear selector lever is set
to position P (컄 page 184).
왘
Turn off all electrical consumers.
Spare fuses
왘
Turn off the engine (컄 page 63).
Spare fuses are located in the vehicle
tool kit in the trunk (컄 page 434).
왘
Remove the SmartKey from the starter
switch.
Fuse extractor
Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO*:
The fuse extractor is located in the vehicle tool kit in the trunk (컄 page 434).
왘
Open the driver’s door.
i A blown fuse must be replaced by an appropriate spare fuse (recognizable by its color or the
fuse rating given on the fuse) of the amperage
recommended in the fuse chart.
Any Mercedes-Benz Center will be glad to advise
you on this subject.
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Practical hints
Fuses
Fuse box in passenger compartment
The fuse box is located behind a cover in
the dashboard on the driver’s side.
Opening
왘
Open the driver’s door.
왘
Insert flat, blunt object as a lever in
recess 2 on the edge of cover 1.
왘
Loosen cover 1 from the dashboard
using lever.
왘
Using your hands, pull cover 1 in direction of arrow and remove.
Fuse box in trunk
The fuse box is located behind the
left-hand trim panel in the trunk.
Fuse box cover design may vary depending
on vehicle equipment.
Closing
왘
Hook cover 1 into the opening at the
front.
1 Cover
2 Recess in the cover
왘
Press cover 1 back on until it engages.
! Do not use sharp objects such as a screw
driver to open the fuse box cover 1 in the dashboard, as this could damage it.
! The cover 1 must be properly positioned
as described to prevent moisture or dirt from entering the fuse box and possibly impairing fuse
operation.
Cover with turn catches shown
1 Catches
2 Cover
Opening cover (with turn catches)
왘
470
Turn catches 1 counter-clockwise.
and remove cover 2.
Practical hints
Fuses
Closing cover (with turn catches)
Closing cover (without turn catches)
왘
Install cover 2 (컄 page 470).
왘
왘
Turn catches 1 (컄 page 470) clockwise.
Install cover with tabs on one side of
trim panel, then press cover slightly together to install cover on other side of
trim panel.
Opening cover (without turn catches)
왘
Hold cover at recess, press cover
slightly together to release tabs from
behind trim panel and then pull off cover.
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472
Technical data
Parts service
Warranty coverage
Identification labels
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
Engine
Rims and tires
Electrical system
Main dimensions and 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 300 000 different parts for
Mercedes-Benz models are available.
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts are subjected to stringent quality inspections. Each
part has been specifically developed, manufactured or selected for and adapted to
Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Therefore, Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts
should be installed.
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! The use of non-genuine Mercedes-Benz
parts and accessories not authorized by
Mercedes-Benz could damage the vehicle, which
is not covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty, or could compromise the vehicle’s durability or safety.
Technical data
Warranty coverage
왔 Warranty coverage
Your vehicle is covered under the terms of
the warranties printed in the Service and
Warranty Information Booklet. Your
authorized Mercedes-Benz 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,
New York, and Vermont Emission Control System Warranty
Replacement parts and accessories are
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Parts and
Accessories Warranties, copies of which
are available at any authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
Loss of Service and Warranty
Information Booklet
Should you lose your Service and Warranty
Information Booklet, have your authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center arrange for a replacement. It will be mailed to you.
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Technical data
Identification labels
1 Certification label (on driver’s B-pillar)
Example certification label (U.S. vehicles)
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
can be found in the following locations:
2 VIN
3 Paintwork code
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on the certification label
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embossed under a cover in the front
passenger footwell (컄 page 477)
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lower edge of windshield (컄 page 477)
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Example certification label
(Canada vehicles)
2 VIN
3 Paintwork code
i Data shown on certification label are for illustration purposes only. These data are specific
to each vehicle and may vary from data shown in
the illustration. Refer to certification label on vehicle for actual data specific to your vehicle.
Technical data
Identification labels
4 Cover
5 VIN
6 Emission control information label, includes both federal and California certification exhaust emission standards
7 Vacuum line routing diagram label
8 VIN (lower edge of windshield)
9 Engine number (engraved on engine)
i When ordering parts, please specify vehicle
identification and engine number.
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Technical data
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
E 320 BLUETEC
E 350/E 550
E 63 AMG
1 Coolant pump
2 Idler pulley
3 Automatic belt tensioner
4 Power steering pump
5 Air conditioning compressor
6 Crankshaft
7 Idler pulley
8 Generator (alternator)
1 Idler pulley
2 Idler pulley
3 Automatic belt tensioner
4 Power steering pump
5 Air conditioning compressor
6 Crankshaft
7 Coolant pump
8 Generator (alternator)
1 Idler pulley
2 Idler pulley
3 Idler pulley
4 Automatic belt tensioner
5 Power steering pump
6 Air conditioning compressor
7 Crankshaft
8 Coolant pump
9 Generator (alternator)
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Technical data
Engine
왔 Engine
Model
E 320 BLUETEC (211.0221)
E 350 (211.0561)
E 350 4MATIC (211.0871)
Engine
OM 642
272
Mode of operation
Diesel 4-stroke
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
6
6
Bore
3.27 in (83.00 mm)
3.66 in (92.90 mm)
Stroke
3.62 in (92.00 mm)
3.39 in (86.00 mm)
Total piston displacement
182.9 cu in (2987 cm )
213.5 cu in (3498 cm3)
Compression ratio
16.5:1
10.7:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
208 hp/3600 rpm
(155 kW/3600 rpm)
268 hp/6000 rpm2
(200 kW/6000 rpm)
Maximum torque acc. to SAE J 1349
398 lb-ft/1600 rpm - 2400 rpm
(540 Nm/1600 rpm - 2400 rpm)
258 lb-ft/2400 rpm - 5000 rpm
(350 Nm/2400 rpm - 5000 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
4500 rpm
6500 rpm
Firing order
1-4-2-5-3-6
1-4-3-6-2-5
Poly-V-belt
2035 mm
2404 mm
1
2
3
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Engine
Model
E 550 (211.0721)
E 550 4MATIC (211.0901)
E 63 AMG (211.0771)
Engine
273
156
Mode of operation
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
4-stroke engine, gasoline injection
No. of cylinders
8
8
Bore
3.86 in (98.00 mm)
4.02 in (102.20 mm)
Stroke
3.56 in (90.50 mm)
3.72 in (94.60 mm)
3
Total piston displacement
333.3 cu in (5461 cm )
378.8 cu in (6208 cm3)
Compression ratio
10.7:1
11.3:1
Output acc. to SAE J 1349
rpm2
382 hp/6000
(285 kW/6000 rpm)
507 hp/6800 rpm2
(378 kW/6800 rpm)
Maximum torque acc. to SAE J 1349
391 lb-ft/2800 rpm - 4800 rpm
(530 Nm/2800 rpm - 4800 rpm)
468 lb-ft/5200 rpm
(635 Nm/5200 rpm)
Maximum engine speed
6500 rpm
7200 rpm
Firing order
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
Poly-V-belt
2404 mm
2369 mm
1
2
The quoted data apply only to the standard vehicle. See an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center for the corresponding data of all special bodies and special equipment.
Premium fuel required. Performance may vary with fuel octane rating.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
왔 Rims and tires
! 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:
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MO = Mercedes-Benz Original equipment
tires
AMG vehicles:
Does not apply to all approved tires on AMG
vehicles. For information on tested and
approved tires for AMG vehicles, contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Using tires other than those approved by
Mercedes-Benz may result in damage that is not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
! 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.
i 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 342) or 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. The tire inflation pressure should be
checked regularly and should only be adjusted
on cold tires. Follow tire manufacturer’s maintenance recommendation included with the vehicle.
i The following pages also list the approved
wheel rim and tire sizes for equipping your vehicles with winter tires. Winter tires are not available as standard or optional factory-equipment,
but can be purchased from an authorized
Mercedes-Benz 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
16’’ tires
Model
E 320 BLUETEC
Rims (light alloy)
8 J x 16 H2
Wheel offset
1.42 in (36 mm)
All-season
tires1
Winter tires
1
2
1,2
Radial-ply tires
Not available as factory equipment.
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225/55 R16 95H M+S
225/55 R16 95H M+S.
Technical data
Rims and tires
17’’ tires
Model
E 350
E 550
E 350 4MATIC
E 550 4MATIC
Rims (light alloy)
8 J x 17 H2
Wheel offset
1.5 in (38 mm)
1
All-season tires
Winter
1
2
tires1,2
245/45 R17 95H M+S
245/45 R17 99V XL (Extra Load) M+S.
Radial-ply tires
Not available as factory equipment.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
18’’ tires
Model
E 350 4MATIC (Sport Package*)
E 550 4MATIC (Sport Package*)
Rims (light alloy)
8.5 J x 18
Wheel offset
1.5 in (38 mm)
All-season tires
Winter
1
2
1
tires1,2
245/40 R18 93V M+S
245/40 R18 97V XL (Extra Load) M+S.
Radial-ply tires
Not available as factory equipment.
Model
E 63 AMG
E 63 AMG (Performance Package*)
E 350 4MATIC (AMG Sport Package*)
E 550 4MATIC (AMG Sport Package*)
AMG rims (light alloy)
8.5 J x 18 H2
8.5 J x 18 H2
Wheel offset
1.5 in (38 mm)
1.5 in (38 mm)
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245/40 R18 97Y XL (Extra Load)
Summer
tires1
Winter tires
1
2
1,2
Radial-ply tires
Not available as factory equipment.
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245/40 R18 97V XL (Extra Load) M+S. 245/40 R18 97V XL (Extra Load) M+S.
Technical data
Rims and tires
Mixed size tires
Model
E 350 (Sport Package*)
E 550 (Sport Package*)
E 350 (AMG Sport Package*)
E 550 (AMG Sport Package*)
E 63 AMG
Rims (light alloy)
8.5 J x 18
-
AMG rims (light alloy)
-
8.5 J x 18 H2
Wheel offset
1.18 in (30 mm)
1.5 in (38 mm)
-
245/40 ZR18
245/40 R18 93V M+S
-
Rims (light alloy)
9 J x 18
-
AMG rims (light alloy)
-
9 J x 18
Wheel offset
1.54 in (39 mm)
1.54 in (39 mm)
Front axle:
1
Summer tires
All-season
tires1
Rear axle:
1,2
Summer tires
All-season
1
2
tires1
265/35 ZR18 XL (Extra Load)
265/35 R18 97V XL (Extra Load) M+S -
Radial-ply tires
Must not be used with snow chains.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Model
E 63 AMG (Performance Package*)
Front axle:
Rims (light alloy)
-
AMG rims (light alloy)
8.5 J x 18 H2
Wheel offset
1.5 in (38 mm)
Summer
tires1
245/40 ZR18
1
-
Rims (light alloy)
-
AMG rims (light alloy)
9.5 J x 18 H2
Wheel offset
1.73 in (44 mm)
All-season tires
Rear axle:
Summer
tires1,2
All-season tires
1
2
1
265/35 ZR18 XL (Extra Load)
-
Radial-ply tires
Must not be used with snow chains.
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Technical data
Rims and tires
Spare wheel
Minispare wheel (except E 63 AMG)
Collapsible tire (E 63 AMG only)
! 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.
Rim
4 B x 17
Rim
6 B x 18
Wheel offset
1.34 in (34 mm)
Wheel offset
0.98 in (25 mm)
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 spare
wheel tire to the recommended tire inflation
pressure given on the yellow label on the spare
wheel rim.
Tire
1
1
T 155/70 R17 110 M
Must not be used with snow chains.
Tire
1
1
175/55-18 95P
Must not be used with snow chains.
i Please note that the tire inflation pressure of
the Minispare and the collapsible tire differs
from the tire inflation pressure of the road tires.
Make sure the Minispare tire is inflated to approximately 61 psi (4.2 bar).
Inflate the collapsible tire to approximately
51 psi (3.5 bar).
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Technical data
Electrical system
Model
E 350, E 350 4MATIC
E 550, E 550 4MATIC
E 63 AMG
Generator (alternator)
14 V/180 A
14 V/180 A
14 V/180 A
Starter motor
14 V/1.4 kW
14 V/1.7 kW
12 V/2.1 kW
1
1
Battery
12 V/95 Ah
Spark plugs
12 V/95 Ah
12 V/95 Ah
Bosch Platin Y 7 MPP33
NGK PLKR 6A
Bosch F8 DPP 332U
NGK PFR 5R-11
NGK ILZKAR7A10
Electrode gap
0.031 in (0.8 mm)
0.039 in (1.00 mm)
0.039 in (1.00 mm)
Tightening torque
15 - 22 lb-ft (20 - 30 Nm)
18.5 - 22 lb-ft (25 - 30 Nm) 15 - 18.5 lb-ft (20 -25 Nm)
1
Depending on production date, your vehicle may be equipped with a 12 V/100 Ah battery.
Model
E 320 BLUETEC
Generator (alternator)
14 V/180 A
Starter motor
14 V/2.0 kW
Battery
12 V/95 Ah1
1
Depending on production date, your vehicle may be equipped with a 12 V/100 Ah battery.
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Main dimensions and weights
왔 Main dimensions and weights
Main dimensions
Model
E 320 BLUETEC
E 350
E 550
Overall vehicle length
191.7 in (4870 mm)
191.7 in (4870 mm)
191.7 in (4870 mm)
Overall vehicle width (exterior view
mirrors folded out)
81.2 in (2063 mm)
81.2 in (2063 mm)
81.2 in (2063 mm)
Overall vehicle height
58.4 in (1484 mm)
58.5 in (1486 mm)
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Overall vehicle height (Airmatic DC)
(E 550 only)
-
-
57.7 in (1465 mm)
Wheelbase
112.4 in (2854 mm)
112.4 in (2854 mm)
112.4 in (2854 mm)
Track, front
61.3 in (1557 mm)
61.7 in (1567 mm)
61.7 in (1567 mm)
Track, rear
61.1 in (1552 mm)
61.4 in (1560 mm)
61.4 in (1560 mm)
489
Technical data
Main dimensions and weights
Model
E 350 4MATIC
E 550 4MATIC
E 63 AMG
Overall vehicle length
191.7 in (4870 mm)
191.7 in (4870 mm)
192.2 in (4881 mm)
Overall vehicle width (exterior view
mirrors folded out)
81.2 in (2063 mm)
81.2 in (2063 mm)
81.2 in (2063 mm)
Overall vehicle height
59.1 in (1501 mm)
-
-
Overall vehicle height (Airmatic DC)
(E 550 4MATIC and E 63 AMG only)
-
58.1 in (1475 mm)
57.7 in (1465 mm)
Wheelbase
112.4 in (2854 mm)
112.4 in (2854 mm)
112.4 in (2854 mm)
Track, front
61.6 in (1565 mm)
61.6 in (1565 mm)
61.1 in (1551 mm)
Track, rear
61.4 in (1560 mm)
61.4 in (1560 mm)
61.4 in (1560 mm)
Weights
Roof load max.
220 lb (100 kg)
Trunk load max.
220 lb (100 kg)
490
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
왔 Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Capacities
Warning!
Vehicle components and their respective
lubricants must match. Therefore only use
products tested and approved by
Mercedes-Benz.
Please refer to the Factory Approved
Service Products pamphlet (USA only), or
inquire at an authorized Mercedes-Benz
Center.
Engine with oil filter
Engine with oil filter
including oil cooler
G
Comply with all valid regulations with
respect to handling, storing and disposing of
service fluids. Otherwise you could
endanger persons or the environment.
For health reasons, you should prevent
service fluids from coming into direct
contact with your skin or clothing.
If a service fluid is swallowed, contact a
physician immediately.
Keep service fluids out of the reach of
children.
Model
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
E 350
E 350 4MATIC
8.5 US qt (8.0 l)
Approved engine oils
E 320 BLUETEC
E 550
E 550 4MATIC
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
E 63 AMG
9.3 US qt (8.8 l)
Approved engine oils
491
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Model
Automatic transmission E 320 BLUETEC
E 350
E 550
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
9.7 US qt (9.2 l)
MB Automatic Transmission Fluid
E 350 4MATIC
E 550 4MATIC
8.6 US qt (8.1 l)
E 63 AMG
9.0 US qt (8.5 l)
ATF 3353
Front axle
E 350 4MATIC
E 550 4MATIC
1.69 US qt (1.6 l)
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
Rear axle
E 350
1.06 US qt (1.0 l)
Hypoid gear oil SAE 85 W 90
E 320 BLUETEC
E 550
1.37 US qt (1.3 l)
E 350 4MATIC
E 550 4MATIC
1.69 US qt (1.6 l)
E 63 AMG
1.27 US qt (1.2 l)
E 350 4MATIC
E 550 4MATIC
0.62 US qt (0.585 l)
Transfer case
492
MB Transfer Case Fluid
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Model
Power steering
E 63 AMG
Front wheel hubs
E 63 AMG
Brake system
Cooling system
1
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
approx. 0.95 US qt (0.9 l)
1.3 US qt (1.2 l)
MB Power Steering Fluid
(Pentosin CHF 11S or, depending on vehicle
production date, Chevron Texaco PSF 9109)1
approx. 3.0 oz (85 g) each
High temperature roller bearing grease
3.2 oz (90 g) each
0.63 US qt (0.6 l)
MB Brake Fluid (DOT 4+)
E 320 BLUETEC
13.7 US qt (13.0 l)
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
E 350
E 350 4MATIC
10.7 US qt (10.0 l)
E 550
E 550 4MATIC
11.9 US qt (11.3 l)
E 63 AMG
12.5 US qt (11.8 l)
For detailed information, please refer to the Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
493
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Model
Fuel tank
Capacity
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
21.12 US gal (80.0 l)
Gasoline engine:
Premium unleaded gasoline
Minimum Posted Octane 91
(Avg. of 96 RON/86 MON)
including a reserve of all except
E 63 AMG
2.38 US gal (9.0 l)
including a reserve of E 63 AMG
3.7 US gal (14.0 l)
Diesel engine:
ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM)
Air conditioning system
R-134a refrigerant and special PAG lubricant
oil (never R-12)
Windshield washer system
4.8 US qt (4.5 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
Windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system*
6.9 US qt (6.5 l)
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate1
1
Use MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “MB SummerFit” and water for temperatures above freezing or MB Windshield Washer Concentrate “MB SummerFit” and
commercially available premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze for temperatures below freezing point. Follow suggested mixing ratios (컄 page 500).
494
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 PLUS
(Canada vehicles). For a listing of approved
engine oils and oil filters, refer to the
Factory Approved Service Products
pamphlet (USA only), or contact an
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
! Using engine oils and oil filters of specification other than those expressly required for the
Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or
FSS PLUS (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 PLUS (Canada vehicles)
will result in engine or emission control system
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Please follow Maintenance System (U.S. vehicles) or FSS PLUS (Canada vehicles) recommendations for scheduled oil changes. Failure to do
so will result in engine or emission control system damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
Engine oil additives
Do not blend oil additives with engine oil.
They may damage the engine.
Damage or malfunctions resulting from
blending oil additives are not covered by
the Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Air conditioning refrigerant
R-134a (HFC) refrigerant and special PAG
lubricating oil are used in the air
conditioning system.
Never use R-12 (CFC) or mineral-based
lubricating oil. Otherwise damage to the
system will occur.
Brake fluid
Warning!
G
During vehicle operation, the boiling point of
the brake fluid is continuously reduced
through the absorption of moisture from the
atmosphere. Under extremely strenuous
operating conditions, this moisture content
can lead to the formation of bubbles in the
system, thus reducing the system’s
efficiency.
Therefore, the brake fluid must be replaced
regularly. Refer to your vehicle’s
Maintenance Booklet for replacement
interval.
Only brake fluid approved by
Mercedes-Benz is recommended. Your authorized Mercedes-Benz Center will provide you with additional information.
495
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Premium unleaded gasoline
(gasoline engine)
Warning!
G
! To maintain the engine’s durability and per-
Fuel requirements
formance, premium unleaded gasoline must be
used. If premium unleaded gasoline is not available and low octane fuel is used, follow these
precautions:
Gasoline engine
앫
Have the fuel tank only partially filled with
unleaded regular gasoline and fill up with
premium unleaded gasoline as soon as
possible.
앫
Avoid full throttle driving and abrupt
acceleration.
앫
Do not exceed an engine speed of 3000 rpm
if the vehicle is loaded with a light load such
as two persons and no luggage.
Gasoline is highly flammable and poisonous.
It burns violently and can cause serious
personal injury.
Never allow sparks, flame or smoking materials near gasoline!
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Whenever you are around gasoline, avoid inhaling fumes and skin or clothing contact,
extinguish all smoking materials.
Direct skin contact with fuels and the inhalation of fuel vapors can damage your
health.
앫
Do not exceed 2/3 of maximum accelerator
pedal position if the vehicle is fully loaded or
operating in mountainous terrain.
Only use premium unleaded fuel:
앫
The octane number (posted at the
pump) must be 91 min. It is an average
of both the Research Octane Number
(RON) and the Motor Octane Number
(MON): (RON+MON)/2. This is also
known as the ANTI-KNOCK INDEX.
Unleaded gasoline containing oxygenates
such as ethanol, IPA, IBA and TBA can be
used provided the ratio of any one of these
oxygenates to gasoline does not
exceed 10%; MTBE must not exceed 15%.
The ratio of methanol to gasoline must not
exceed 3% plus additional cosolvents.
Using mixtures of ethanol and methanol is
not allowed. Gasohol, which contains
10% ethanol and 90% unleaded gasoline,
can be used.
496
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
These blends must also meet all other fuel
requirements, such as resistance to spark
knock, boiling range, vapor pressure, etc.
Diesel engine
Only use commercially available vehicular
ULTRA-LOW SULFUR DIESEL FUEL
(15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM).
To prevent malfunctions, diesel fuel with
improved cold flow characteristics is offered in the winter months. Check with
your fuel retailer.
! Do not fill the tank with gasoline. Do not
blend diesel fuel with gasoline or kerosene. The
fuel system and engine will otherwise be
damaged, which is not covered by the
Mercedes-Benz Limited Warranty.
Gasoline additives (gasoline engine)
A major concern among engine
manufacturers is carbon build-up caused
by gasoline. Mercedes-Benz recommends
only the use of quality gasoline containing
additives that prevent the build-up of
carbon deposits.
After an extended period of using fuels
without such additives, carbon deposits
can build up, especially on the intake
valves and in the combustion area, leading
to engine performance problems such as:
앫
Warm-up hesitation
앫
Unstable idle
앫
Knocking/pinging
앫
Misfire
앫
Power loss
In areas where carbon deposits may be
encountered due to lack of availability of
gasolines which contain these additives,
Mercedes-Benz recommends the use of
additives approved by us for use on
Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Refer to Factory
Approved Service Products pamphlet
(USA only) or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center for a listing of
approved product(s). Follow directions on
product label.
Do not blend other fuel additives with fuel.
This only results in unnecessary cost and
may be harmful to the engine operation.
! Damage or malfunction resulting from poor
fuel quality or from blending additional fuel
additives other than those tested and approved
by us for use on Mercedes-Benz vehicles are not
covered by the Mercedes-Benz Limited
Warranty.
For a listing of approved products, refer to the
Factory Approved Service Products pamphlet
(USA only) or contact an authorized
Mercedes-Benz Center.
497
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Coolants
The engine coolant is a mixture of water
and anticorrosion/antifreeze, which provides:
앫
Corrosion protection
앫
Freeze protection
앫
Boiling protection (by increasing the
boiling point)
The cooling system was filled at the factory
with a coolant providing freeze protection
to approximately -35°F (-37°C) and corrosion protection.
! Add premixed coolant solution only. Adding
water and MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
separately from each other, could cause engine
damage not covered by the Mercedes-Benz
Limited Warranty.
If the antifreeze mixture is effective to
-35°F (-37°C), the boiling point of the coolant in the pressurized cooling system is
reached at approximately 266°F (130°C).
498
The coolant solution must be used year
round to provide the necessary corrosion
protection and increase boil-over protection. Refer to Maintenance Booklet for replacement interval.
Coolant system design and coolant used
determine the replacement interval. The
replacement interval published in the
Maintenance Booklet is only applicable if
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze solution or other Mercedes-Benz approved
products of equal specification are used to
renew the coolant concentration or bring it
back up to the proper level.
For information on other Mercedes-Benz
approved products of equal specification,
refer to the Factory Approved Service
Products pamphlet (USA only) or contact
an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
To provide important corrosion protection,
the solution must be at least 50% anticorrosion/antifreeze (equivalent to freeze
protection to approximately -35°F
[-37°C]).
If you use a solution that is more than 55%
anticorrosion/antifreeze (freeze protection to approximately -49°F [-45°C]), the
engine temperature will increase due to
the lower heat transfer capability of the solution. Therefore, do not use more than
this amount of anticorrosion/antifreeze.
If the coolant level is low, water and
MB 325.0 Anticorrosion/Antifreeze
should be used to bring it up to the proper
level (have cooling system checked for
signs of leakage). Please make sure the
mixture is in accordance with label instructions.
The water in the cooling system must meet
minimum requirements, which are usually
satisfied by normal drinking water. If you
are not sure about the water quality, consult an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze
Your vehicle contains a number of
aluminum parts. The use of aluminum
components in motor vehicle engines
necessitates that anticorrosion/antifreeze
coolant used in such engines be
specifically formulated to protect the
aluminum parts. Failure to use such
anticorrosion/antifreeze coolant will
result in a significantly shortened service
life.
Therefore, the following product is strongly
recommended for use in your vehicle:
MB 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.
Anticorrosion/antifreeze quantity
Model
Approx. freeze protection
-35°F (-37°C)
-49°F (-45°C)
E 320 BLUETEC
6.9 US qt (6.5 l)
7.6 US qt (7.2 l)
E 350/E 350 4MATIC
5.3 US qt (5.0 l)
5.9 US qt (5.5 l)
E 550/E 550 4MATIC
6.0 US qt (5.7 l)
6.6 US qt (6.2 l)
E 63 AMG
6.2 US qt (5.9 l)
6.9 US qt (6.5 l)
499
Technical data
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system*
Both the windshield washer system and
headlamp cleaning system* are supplied
from the windshield washer reservoir.
The windshield washer reservoir has a capacity of approximately:
앫
6.9 US qt (6.5 l) in vehicles with a
headlamp cleaning system*
앫
4.8 US qt (4.5 l) in vehicles without a
headlamp cleaning system*
왘
Refill the reservoir with MB Windshield
Washer Concentrate and water (or concentrate and commercially available
premixed windshield washer solvent/antifreeze, depending on ambient
temperatures).
Windshield and headlamp washer fluid
mixing ratio
For temperatures above freezing point, use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate
“MB SummerFit” 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 “MB SummerFit” to 100 parts
water
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “MB SummerFit” to
1 gal [4.0 l] water).
For temperatures below freezing point use
MB Windshield Washer Concentrate
“MB SummerFit” and commercially available premixed windshield washer
solvent/antifreeze:
앫
1 part “MB SummerFit” to 100 parts
solvent
(1.34 fl oz [40 ml] “MB SummerFit” to
1 gal [4.0 l] solvent).
500
Index
A
ABS 97
Indicator lamp 380
Messages in display 398, 413
Accelerator position, automatic
transmission 188
Accessory weight 359
Accident 60
Active Bi-Xenon headlamps* see Headlamps
Active head restraints 87
Adaptive Damping System see ADS
ADS 265
Air bags 70
Children 71
Front, Driver 74
Front, Passenger 74
Safety guidelines 72
Side impact 75
Window curtain 75
Air conditioning refrigerant 495
Air conditioning system see Climate control system
Air conditioning, Cooling 217, 233
Air distribution 211, 228
Air pressure 359
Air pressure see Tire inflation
pressure 342
Air pump, electric
Turning on 457
Air recirculation mode 214, 231
Air vents 211, 228
Air volume 212, 229
Airmatic DC (Dual Control)
Messages in display 430
Suspension tuning 265
Airmatic DC (Dual Control) 265
Vehicle level control 266
Alarm system see Anti-theft systems
Alignment bolt (vehicle tool kit) 434, 455
AMG menu 157
Anticorrosion/antifreeze 499
Antilock Brake System see ABS
Anti-theft systems 106
Anti-theft alarm system 106
Immobilizer 106
Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
Ashtrays 287
Aspect ratio 359
AUDIO menu 161
Operating CD player 162
Selecting radio station 161
Selecting satellite radio* station 161
Audio search function 177
Audio system
CD mode 162
Auto-dimming
Rear view mirrors 198
Automatic central locking, Control
system 176
Automatic headlamp mode 138
Automatic lighting control, Interior
lighting 145
Automatic locking when driving 176
Automatic shift program 190
501
Index
Automatic transmission
Accelerator position 188
Automatic shift program 190
Emergency operation (Limp-Home
Mode) 197
Gear ranges 189
Gear selector lever 184
Gear selector lever control one-touch
gearshifting 191
Gear selector lever positions 186
Gear shifting malfunctions 197
Kickdown 188
Kickdown, manual shift program
E 63 AMG 196
Manual shift program E 63 AMG 194
Program mode selector switch 190
Shifting procedure 185
Starting engine 52
Steering wheel gearshift control
one-touch gearshifting* 192
B
BabySmartTM
Air bag deactivation system
Self-test 81
502
81
Backrest 277
Seat 43
Seat, multicontour* 131
Backup lamps
Messages in display 422
Replacing bulbs 443
Bar 360
BAS 99
Batteries, SmartKey
Checking battery condition 119
Replacing 441
Batteries, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Checking battery condition 119
Replacing 441
Batteries, Vehicle
Charging 462
Disconnecting 461
Jump starting 464
Messages in display 412
Reconnecting 463
Reinstalling 462
Removing 462
Bead 360
Beverage holder see Cup holders
Bi-Xenon headlamps* see Headlamps
Bleeding the fuel system 459
Block heater* (Canada only) 365
Brake fluid
Checking 324
Messages in display 413
Brake lamp
Cleaning lenses 372
Replacing bulbs 443
Brake pads
Message in display 412
Brakes 310
High-performance brake system
(E 63 AMG only) 312
Warning lamp 383
Break-in period 308
Bulbs see Replacing bulbs
C
California retail buyers and lessees, important notice for 11
Can holder see Cup holders
Capacities and recommended
fuel/lubricants 491
Cargo area see Trunk
Cargo tie-down rings 280
Carpets, cleaning 376
Catalytic converter (gasoline
engine) 318
Index
CD player 162
Center console
Lower part 30
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator
lamp 393
Upper part 29
Central locking
Automatic 127, 176
Locking/unlocking from inside 127
Central locking switch 127
Certification label 476
Checking
Oil level 327
Checking tire pressure electronically with
the Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (Advanced TPMS)*,
(Canada only) 345
Children in the vehicle 88
Air bags 71
Blocking of rear window operation 95
Indicator lamp, front passenger front
air bag 81
Infant and child restraint systems 89
LATCH-type child seat anchors 94
Cigarette lighter 288
Climate control system
4-zone automatic climate
control 220
Air conditioning refrigerant 495
Air conditioning, Cooling 217, 233
Air distribution 211, 228
Air recirculation mode 214, 231
Air volume 212, 229
Automatic mode 209, 226
Control panel, Rear 219, 235
Deactivating system 209, 225
Dual-zone automatic climate
control 204
Front defroster 212, 229
Maximum cooling MAX COOL 214,
230
Rear climate control 235
Residual engine heat (REST) 218,
234
Clock 27, 171
Setting time 172
Cockpit 24
Cold tire inflation pressure 360
Collapsible tire 487
Collapsible wheel chock 434
COMAND see separate COMAND operating instructions
Combination filter with pollutant-sensitive
air-recirculation mode 233
Combination switch 57, 141
Control system 151
Multifunction display 151
Multifunction steering wheel 152
Resetting to factory settings 166
Control system menus 154
AMG 157
AUDIO 161
Distronic* 163
NAV* 163
Settings 166
Standard display 157
TEL* 181
Trip computer 179
Vehicle status message memory 164
Control system submenus 153
Convenience 178
Instrument cluster 169
Lighting 173
Time/Date 171
Vehicle 176
503
Index
Convenience submenu
Activating easy-entry/exit
feature 178
Setting parking position for exterior
rear view mirror 179
Coolant
Anticorrosion/antifreeze mixing ratio
and quantity 499
Capacities 493
Checking coolant level 330
Messages in display 414, 415, 416
Temperature 320
Temperature indicator 149
Warning lamp 386
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps* 142
Cruise control 249
Cup holders 284
Curb weight 360
Customer Assistance Center (CAC) 17
D
Date display, setting 172, 173
Daytime running lamp mode 139
Setting 173, 174
Deep water see Standing water
Defogging windshield 213, 230
Defrosting, Front 212, 229
504
Defrosting, Rear 203
Delayed shut-off
Exterior lamps 175
Interior lighting 176
Department of Transportation see DOT
Diesel fuel 322
Difficulties
While driving 60
With starting 54
Digital clock see Clock
Digital speedometer 157
Dimensions, vehicle 489
Direction of rotation (tires) 336
Displays
Digital speedometer 157
Distronic* 255
Maintenance service indicator 366
Messages in display 411
Multifunction display 151
Outside temperature 151, 170
Symbol messages 411
Text messages 398
Vehicle status message memory 165
Vehicle system settings, Control
system 151
Distance to empty (Range), Trip
computer 181
Distronic* 252
Activating/deactivating 258
Cleaning system sensor 373
Control system 163
Distance warning function 261
Driving hints 262
Menu 257
Messages in display 399
Sensor cover 373
Warning and indicator lamps 255
Door
Entry lamps 147
Locking/unlocking, SmartKey 36
Locking/unlocking, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 37, 116
Message in display 430
Opening from inside/outside 119
Remote door unlock (Tele Aid) 300
Unlocking, Mechanical key 436
Door control panel 34
Door handle 34
Doors
Locking/unlocking from outside 112
DOT 360
Index
Drinking and driving 309
Driving
Abroad 317
Hydroplaning 314
In winter 316
Instructions 49, 309
Problems 60
Safety systems 97
Through standing water 317
With Distronic* 262
Driving safety systems
4MATIC 105
ABS 97
BAS 99
EBP 100
ESP® 100
Four wheel electronic traction system
with ESP® 105
Driving systems
Airmatic DC (Dual Control) 265
Cruise control 249
Distronic* 252
Parktronic system* 269
Driving tips 188
Accelerator position 188
Kickdown 188
E
Easy-entry/exit feature 46, 178
EBP 100
Electrical fuses see Fuses
Electrical system, Technical data 488
Electronic Stability Program see
ESP® 100
Emergency calls
Tele Aid calls 295
Emergency operation (Limp-Home
Mode) 197
Emergency operations 437
Gear selector lever, Unlocking 438
Locking/unlocking the vehicle 436
Remote door unlock 300
Tilt/sliding sunroof or tilt/sliding panel*, Manual operation 439
Trunk lid, Releasing from inside 125
Trunk lid, Unlocking 437
Emergency Tensioning Device see ETD
Emergency, In case of
Battery, Jump starting 464
First aid kit 432
Flat tire, changing 452
Fuses
Hazard warning flasher 144
Instrument cluster, Indicator
lamps 380, 381, 382, 383, 384,
385, 386, 387, 390, 391
Roadside Assistance 12
Towing the vehicle 466
Emission control 319
Information label 477
Vacuum line routing diagram
label 477
Emission control system warranties 10
505
Index
Engine
Belt layout 478
Block heater* (Canada only) 365
Brake-in recommendations 308
Cleaning 371
Compartment 325
Malfunction indicator lamp 384, 385,
414
Maximum engine speed 479
Message in the display 384, 385,
414
Number 477
Starting 52
Starting with KEYLESS-GO* 53
Starting with the SmartKey 53
Tachometer 27
Technical data 479
Turning off with KEYLESS-GO* 64
Turning off with the SmartKey 63
Engine compartment
Hood 325
Engine coolant see Coolant
Engine malfunction indicator lamp 27,
385, 414
506
Engine oil
Adding 329
Additives 495
Changing 329
Checking level 328
Consumption 327
Filler neck 329
Messages in display 418
Oil dipstick 328
Recommended engine oils and oil
filter 495
Engine oil level 324
ESP® 100
Four wheel electronic traction system
with ESP® 105
Messages in display 398, 413
Warning lamp 381, 382
ETD
Safety guidelines 72
Exterior lamp switch 137
Exterior rear view mirrors 47
Parking position 200
Exterior view 22
F
Filler neck, Engine oil 329
First aid kit 432
Flat tire 452
Lowering the vehicle 458
Mounting the spare wheel 452, 455
Preparing the vehicle 452
Spare wheel 452
Flexible Service System see FSS
Floormats 290
Fluids
Automatic transmission fluid 492
Brake fluid 493
Capacities 491
Engine coolant 493
Engine oil 491
Power steering fluid 493
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system 494
Fog lamps 140
Messages in display 422, 423, 424,
425
Replacing bulbs 445
Four wheel electronic traction system with
ESP® see 4MATIC
4MATIC 105
Index
Front air bags 74
Front lamps see Headlamps
Front passenger front air bag
Messages in display 393
Front passenger front air bag off indicator
lamp 74, 79
Front seat head restraints see Head restraints
FSS (Canada vehicles) 366
Fuel 309, 322
Additives 497
Capacities, Fuel tank 494
Diesel fuel 322, 494
Filling the tank 321
Fuel filler flap and cap 321
Fuel reserve warning lamp 387
Premium unleaded gasoline 322
Requirements
Gasoline additives 497
Premium unleaded gasoline 496
Requirements, Octane rating 496
Technical data 491
Fuel consumption statistics
Since last reset 180
Since start 180
Fuel filler flap 321
Locking/unlocking 321
Opening 322
Fuel reserve warning lamp 27
Fuel tank
Capacity 494
Filler flap 321
Fuel, Premium unleaded gasoline 322,
494, 496
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
Capacities 491
Fuses 469
Aids for replacing fuses 469
Fuse box in passenger
compartment 470
Fuse box in trunk 470
Fuse chart 469
Fuse extractor 469
Replacing 469
Spare fuses 469
G
Garage door opener
Gasoline see Fuel
GAWR 360
31, 301
Gear range
Automatic transmission 189
Limiting 189
Shifting into optimal 192, 194
Gear selector lever 52, 184
Cleaning 376
Gearshift pattern 184
Lock 52
Position 185, 186
Position indicator 52
Shifting procedure 185
Unlocking in an emergency 438
Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting
Automatic transmission 191
Global locking/unlocking see SmartKey
Glove box 282
Good visibility 198
Gross Axle Weight Rating see GAWR
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating see GVWR
Gross Vehicle Weight see GVW
GVW 360
GVWR 360
H
Halogen headlamps see Headlamps
Hard plastic trim items, cleaning 376
Hazard warning flasher 144
507
Index
Head restraints 129
Comfort head restraint, Adjusting 44
Folding back 130
Front seat, Adjusting 43
Rear seat, Removing and
installing 130
Headlamp cleaning system* 198
Headlamp shut-off delay see Delayed
shut-off, Exterior lamps
Headlamps
Active Bi-Xenon headlamps* 137
Automatic headlamp mode 138
Bi-Xenon* 137
Cleaning lenses 372
Cleaning system* 198
Halogen 446
High beam see High beam flasher
High beam see High beam headlamps
Low beam see Low beam headlamps
Manual headlamp mode 138
Replacing bulbs 446
Switch 56
Headliner and shelf below rear window,
Cleaning and care of 376
Heated seats* 132
508
Heated steering wheel
(Canada only) 289
Height adjustment
Vehicle level control 266
High beam flasher 57, 142
High beam headlamps 57, 137, 444
Indicator lamp 27, 142
Replacing bulbs 444
Switching on 142
High mounted brake lamp 445
High-performance brake system
(E 63 AMG only) 312
Hood 325
Message in display 430
Horn 25
HVAC see Climate control system
Hydroplaning 314
Inflation pressure see Tires, Inflation pressure
Inside door handle 119
Instrument cluster 26, 148
Illumination brightness 148
Lamps 380
Multifunction display 151
Instrument lighting see Instrument cluster,
Illumination brightness
Instrument panel see Instrument cluster
Instruments and controls see Cockpit
Interior lighting
Delayed shut-off 176
Interior rear view mirror 47
Auto-dimming mirrors 198
Interior storage spaces see Storage compartments
I
Identification labels 476
Identification Number, Vehicle (VIN) 477
Ignition 38
Immobilizer 106
Indicator lamps see Lamps, indicator and
warning
Infant and child restraint systems see Children in the vehicle
J
Jack 432
Jump starting
464
K
Key, Mechanical 436
Loss of 119
Valet locking 126
Index
Key, SmartKey
Battery check lamp 110
Checking batteries 119
Factory setting 112
Global locking 112, 113
Global unlocking 112, 113
Locking/unlocking 36, 64, 110
Loss of 119
Messages in the multifunction
display 420, 421
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof or panorama roof
with power tilt/sliding panel* 239
Opening and closing the
windows 239
Opening, Trunk 120
Positions in starter switch 37
Remote control 110
Replacing batteries 441
Restoring to factory setting 113
Selective setting 112
Starting the engine 52
Turning off the engine 63
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
Battery check lamp 114
Checking batteries 119
Factory setting 116
Global locking 117, 118
Global unlocking 116, 117
Locking/unlocking 37, 64, 113
Loss of 119
Messages in the multifunction
display 420, 421, 424
Opening and closing the power
tilt/sliding sunroof or panorama roof
with power tilt/sliding panel* 239
Opening and closing the
windows 239
Opening, Trunk 120
Replacing batteries 441
Restoring to factory setting 118
Selective setting 117
Starting the engine 53
Turning off the engine 64
KEYLESS-GO* see Key, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO*
Kickdown 188
Kilopascal 360
L
Labels
Certification 476
Emission control information 476
Vacuum line routing diagram 477
Lamps, exterior
Exterior lamp switch 56, 137
Front 444
Messages in display 422
Rear 445
Switching on/off 137
509
Index
Lamps, indicator and warning
ABS 27, 380
Battery (SmartKey) 113, 117
Brakes 383
CHECK ENGINE 384, 385
Coolant 386
Distance warning lamp* 255
Engine diagnostics 384, 385
Engine malfunction 27, 384, 385
ESP® 27, 381, 382
Fog lamps 140
Front passenger front air bag off 29,
74, 81, 393, 394
Fuel reserve 27, 387
High beam headlamps 27
Instrument cluster 380, 381, 382,
383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 390, 391
Low beam headlamps 27
Seat belt telltale 27
Seat belts 388
Seat belts telltale 388
SRS 69
Turn signals 27
Language, Setting 169
LATCH-type child seat anchors see Children in the vehicle
510
License plate lamps 445
Messages in display 423
Replacing bulbs 449
Light alloy wheels, cleaning 375
Lighter see Cigarette lighter 288
Lighting
Daytime running lamp mode 139
Lighting, Exterior and interior 137
Limp-Home Mode 197
Loading 273
Loading see Vehicle loading
Locator lighting 174
Lock button
Door handle (KEYLESS-GO*) 65
Locking the vehicle 61
In an emergency 437
Loss of
Key, Mechanical 119
Key, SmartKey 119
Key, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 119
Loss of Service and Warranty Information
Booklet 475
Low beam headlamps 56
Indicator lamp 27
Replacing bulbs 444
Switching on 56
Lubricants 491
Lumbar support 131
M
Maintenance 12
Calling up service indicator 368
Clearing service indicator
message 367
FSS (Canada vehicles) 366
Maintenance System (U.S.
vehicles) 366
Resetting service indicator 368
Service indicator 366
Service indicator message 366
Service term exceeded 367
Manual headlamp mode see Headlamps
Manual shift program E 63 AMG 194
Deactivating 196
Maximum load rating, Tires 360
Maximum loaded vehicle weight, Tire inflation pressure 360
Maximum tire inflation pressure 361
Mechanical key 436
Index
Memory function see Seats
Menus see Control system menus
Minispare wheel see Spare wheel
Mirrors
Adjusting 47
Auto-dimming 198
Exterior rear view mirror 47
Exterior rear view mirror parking
positions 200
Interior rear view mirror 47
MON 322
Multicontour seat* 131
Multifunction display 151
Changing settings see Control system
menus and Control system submenus
Selecting language 169
Multifunction display messages
ABS 398, 413
Batteries 412
Brake fluid 413
Brake pads 412
Check engine 384, 385
Coolant 414, 415, 416
Cruise control 399
Distronic* 399
Door 430
Engine oil 418
ESP® 398, 402, 413
Fog lamps 422, 423, 424, 425
Hood 430
Light sensor 424
Parking brake 413
Parking lamps 423
PRE-SAFE® 398, 407
Reserve fuel 419
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 420,
421
SRS 429
Taillamps 425
Tele Aid 429
Telephone* 430
Tires 427
Trunk 430
Turn signals 426
Windshield washer fluid 430
Multifunction steering wheel 28, 152
Button operation 152
N
NAV* menu 163
Navigation system
See separate COMAND operating
instructions 163
Net, parcel 284
Neutral gear position, Automatic
transmission 184, 186
Night security illumination 140
Normal occupant weight 361
Number, vehicle identification (VIN) 477
O
Occupant Classification System see OCS
Occupant distribution 361
Occupant safety 68
Air bags 70
Children and air bags 71
Children in the vehicle 88
Fastening the seat belt 49
Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp 79
Infant and child restraint systems 89
LATCH-type child seat anchors 94
OCS 75
Seat belts 49, 72
511
Index
OCS 75
Self-test 80
Odometer 151
Oil see Engine oil
One-touch gearshifting
Gear selector lever 191
Steering wheel gearshift
control* 192
Operating safety 16
Ornamental moldings, Cleaning 372
Outside temperature see Displays
Overdue maintenance service 366, 367
Overhead control panel 31
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine) 319
P
Paintwork, Cleaning 370
Panic alarm 96
Panorama roof with power tilt/sliding
panel* 245
Cleaning 375
Opening/closing 246
Opening/closing in an
emergency 439
Stopping 248
Synchronizing 248
512
Parcel net
Front passenger footwell 284
Parking 61, 313
On hills 61, 313
Over things that burn, Potential
consequences 61, 313
Parking brake 55, 62
Message in display 413
Parking position
Exterior rear view mirrors 136, 200
Gear position 52
Parktronic*
Activating/deactivating 272
Cleaning system sensors 373
Malfunctioning 272
Minimum distance 270
Range 269
System sensors 373
Warning indicators 25, 271
Parts service 474
PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp see
Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp
Passenger compartment
Interior lighting 145
Interior rear view mirror 47
Main fuse box 470
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 284
Passenger safety see Occupant safety
Pedals 309
Phone see Telephone*
Plastic parts, cleaning 375
Pliers, universal (vehicle tool kit) 434
Poly-V-belt drive
Layout 478
Positions (Memory function) see Seats
Power assistance 310
Power outlet 289
Power seat see Seats
Power tilt/sliding sunroof 242
Power tilt/sliding sunroof or panorama
roof with power tilt/sliding panel*
Emergency operations 439
Index
Power tilt/sliding sunroof*
Opening/closing 242
Opening/closing in an
emergency 439
Stopping 244
Synchronizing 244
Power washer 370
Power windows 237
Cleaning 374
Operating 237
Rear door window, Blocking
operation 95
Synchronizing 239
Practical hints 380
PRE-SAFE®
Messages in display 398, 407
Problems
While driving 60
With vehicle 17
Product information 9
Production options weight 361
Program mode see Automatic transmission, Automatic shift program
Program mode selector switch
Automatic shift program 190
PSI 361
Push-start see Tow-start
R
Radio
Selecting stations 161
Selecting stations (satellite*) 161
Radio transmitters 318
Reading lamp, front 146
Reading lamp, rear 147
Rear bench seat*, foldable 276
Rear door ashtray see Ashtray
Rear door window
Blocking operation 95
Rear fog lamp see Fog lamps 141
Rear lamps see Tail lamps
Rear seat head restraints see Head restraints
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors
Rear window defroster 203
Rear window sunshade* 202
Recommended tire inflation
pressure 361
Recovery services, Stolen vehicle
(Tele Aid) 301
Refrigerant, Air conditioning 495
Refueling 321
Regular checks 323
Reminder, Seat belt see Seat belts,
Telltale 388
Remote control see Key, SmartKey
Remote door unlock (Tele Aid) 300
Replacing bulbs
Additional turn signals 448
Brake lamps 446
Headlamps 446
High beam headlamps 444
High mounted brake lamp 445
License plate lamps 445, 449
Low beam headlamps 444, 446
Parking lamps 445, 448
Side marker lamps 443
Side marker lamps, front 448
Tail lamps 445, 448
Turn signal lamps 443, 444, 447
Reporting safety defects 18
Research Octane Number see RON
Reserve fuel
Message in display 419
Reset button, In instrument cluster 148,
166
Reset tool
Depository 440
513
Index
Restraint system see Children in the vehicle
Retaining hooks 281
Reverse gear position, Automatic
transmission 184, 186
Rims 361, 481
Roadside Assistance 12
Roller sunblind* 202
RON 322
Roof rack* 273
Rubber parts, cleaning 375
Run Flat Indicator 343
S
Safety
Driving safety systems 97
Occupant 68
Reporting defects 18
Safety belts see Seat belts 49
Satellite radio* 161
Seat belt force limiter 85
514
Seat belts 82
Children in the vehicle 88
Cleaning 376
Fastening 49
Height adjustment 51
Proper use of 51, 84
Safety guidelines 72
Telltale 27, 388
Warning lamp 388
Seating capacity 337
Seats 41, 129
Easy-entry/exit feature 46
Heater* 132
Memory function 134
Multicontour seat* 131
Ventilation* 133
Seats, Rear bench seat* 276
Securing cargo
Cargo tie-down rings 280
Selective setting see SmartKey
Selector lever
Message in the display 407
Selector lever see Gear selector lever
Self-test
BabySmartTM air bag deactivation
system 81
OCS 80
Tele Aid 295
Service and warranty information 10
Service intervals see Maintenance, Service
indicator
Service life, Tires 334
Service see Maintenance
Service system see FSS (Canada vehicles)
or Maintenance System (US vehicles)
Service, Parts 474
Settings 116
Control system menus and
submenus 153
Date 172, 173
Individual, Vehicle 166
Memory function 135
Resetting all, Control system 166
Selective, SmartKey with
KEYLESS-GO* 117
Time 172
Shelf below rear window, cleaning 376
Shift program mode, Automatic
transmission 190
Index
Shifting, Automatic transmission 184
Side impact air bags 75
Side marker lamps
Cleaning lenses 372
Side windows see Power windows
Sidewall 361
Ski bag* (Canada only) 274
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey 110
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* see Key,
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* 113
Snow chains 365
Snow tires 364
Spare fuses 469
Spare wheel 432
Mounting 452
Speed settings
Cruise control 251
Distronic* 259
Speedometer 27, 255
SRS 68
Indicator lamp 27, 390
Message in display 429
Standing water, Driving through 317
Starter switch 37
Positions 37
Starting difficulties, Engine 54
Starting, Engine 52
Steering column 45
Steering wheel 45
Buttons 28
Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch
gearshifting*
Automatic transmission 192
Steering wheel, Cleaning 376
Stolen Vehicle Recovery services 301
Storage compartments 32
Cup holder 285
Glove box 282
Parcel net in front passenger
footwell 282
Rear armrest 283
Rear center console 282
Ruffled storage bags 283
Storing
Tires 335
Submenus
In control system
Submenus see Control system menus and
submenus
Sun visors 201
Sunroof see Power tilt/sliding sunroof
Sunshade* 202
Suspension tuning
For comfortable driving style 265
For sporty driving style 265
Suspension tuning see Airmatic DC (Dual
Control)
Symbols used in this operator’s
manual 15
T
Tachometer 27, 149
Overspeed range 149
Tail lamps 448
Cleaning lenses 372
Messages in display 425
Replacing bulbs 448
Taillamps
Messages in display 425
Tar stains 370
515
Index
Technical data
Air conditioning refrigerant 495
Brake fluid 495
Capacities fuels, coolants, lubricants
etc. 491
Coolant 498
Electrical system 488
Engine 479
Engine oil additives 495
Engine oils 495
Fuel requirements 496
Gasoline additives 497
Premium unleaded gasoline 496
Rims and tires 481
Weight 490
Windshield washer and headlamp
cleaning system 494
Tele Aid 294
Emergency calls 295
Information 298
Initiating an emergency call
manually 297
Messages in display 429
Remote door unlock 300
Roadside Assistance 297
SOS button 297
516
Stolen Vehicle Recovery
services 301
System self-check 295
Telephone* 28, 181, 291
Answering/ending a call 182
Changing mobile phone cradle 293
Compartment 285
Hands-free microphone 31
Inserting in mobile phone cradle 292
Installing a different mobile phone
cradle 294
Message in display 430
Operation 181
Phone book 183
Redialing 183
Temperature
Coolant 149
Interior temperature 210, 227
Outside 170
Setting display unit 170
Tether attachment points, see Children in
the vehicle
Tie-down rings, Trunk 280
Tightening torque 458
Time 172, 173
Setting minutes 172
TIN 361
Tire
Vehicle maximum load on 362
Tire and Loading Information
Placard 337
Tire and loading terminology 359
Tire Identification Number see TIN
Tire inflation pressure
Checking 341
Checking tire pressure electronically
with the Advanced Tire Pressure
Monitoring System (Advanced
TPMS)*, (Canada only) 345
Tire inflation pressure see the placard on
the fuel filler flap
Tire load rating 361
Tire ply composition and material
used 361
Tire speed rating 362
Index
Tires 333, 481
Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring
System (Advanced TPMS)*,
(Canada only) 345
Advanced TPMS malfunction
telltale 391
Air pressure 341
Care and maintenance 334
Chains 365
Cleaning 335
Direction of rotation, Spinning 336
Driving instructions 313
Important notes, Tire inflation
pressure 342
Inflation pressure 342, 349
Information Placard 337
Inspection 334
Load rating 361
Messages in display 427
Ply composition and material
used 361
Problems under-/overinflation 349
Retreads 333
Rims and tires 481
Rotation 362
Service life 334
Sizes 482
Snow 364
Spare wheel
Speed rating 315, 352, 362
Storing 335
Temperature 342, 358
Terminology 359
Tire Identification Number see TIN
Traction 314, 362
Tread 362
Tread depth 335, 364
Treadwear indicators 362
Wear pattern 362, 363
Winter 364
Tools 434
Top tether
Children in the vehicle 92
Total load limit 362
Towing eye bolt 468
Towing the vehicle 466
Tow-start 464, 466
Traction 362
Transmission fluid level 329
Transmission gear selector lever see Gear
selector lever
Transmission see Automatic transmission
Traveling abroad 317
Tread 362
Tread depth 335, 364
Treadwear indicators 362
Trip computer 179
Trip odometer 149
Trunk
Cargo area 279
Closing the lid 122
Fuse box 470
Lamp 147
Lock button, KEYLESS-GO* 118
Message in display 430
Opening 120, 121
Tie-down rings 280
Trunk lid emergency release 125
Unlocking in an emergency 437
Valet locking 126
Turn signals 57
Additional in mirrors 444
Bulbs 444
Cleaning lenses 372
Indicator lamps 27
Messages in display 426
Replacing bulbs 447
Turning off engine 63
517
Index
U
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Standards 362
Units, Settings
Speedometer 169
Temperature 169
Unleaded gasoline, Premium
Unlocking the vehicle 36
In an emergency 436
Uphill driving
Cruise control 250
Upholstery
Cleaning 376
Useful features 282
518
496
V
Vacuum line routing diagram label 477
Valet locking 126
Vehicle
Battery 460
Care 369
Control system, settings menu 151
Dimensions 489
Individual settings 166, 168
Locking/unlocking 36, 61, 110
Locking/unlocking in an
emergency 436, 437
Lowering 458
Modifications and alterations, Operating safety 16
Towing 466
Washing 369
Weight 490
Vehicle jack 432, 434
Vehicle level control see Airmatic DC
(Dual Control)
Vehicle lighting 324
Vehicle loading
Cargo tie-down rings 280
Instructions 279
Load limit 338
Roof rack* 273
Ski bag* (Canada only) 274
Split rear bench seat* 276
Terminology 359
Vehicle maximum load on the tire 362
Vehicle Recovery services, Stolen
(Tele Aid) 301
Vehicle status message memory 164
Vehicle tool kit 434
Vehicle washing 371
W
Warning lamps see Lamps, Indicator and
warning
Warning sounds
Distance warning function* 261
Distronic* 256
Driver’s or passenger’s seat belt 85
Parking brake 56
Parktronic system* 272
Seat belt telltale 388, 389
Warranty coverage 475
Washer fluid see Windshield washer fluid
Index
Washer reservoir level 500
Washing the vehicle 369
Wear pattern, Tires 363
Weight, Vehicle 490
Wheel
Change 452
Removing 455
Spare 455
Tightening torque 458
Wheels, Sizes 482
Wheels, Tires and 333
Window curtain air bags 75
Windows see Power windows 237
Windows, cleaning 374
Windshield
Cleaning 59
Cleaning wiper blades 374
Defogging 213, 230
Windshield washer fluid 500
Messages in display 430
Mixing ratio 500
Refilling 332
Wiping 59
Windshield washer system 500
Windshield wipers 58
Cleaning 374
Replacing wiper blade 450
Winter driving
Block heater* (Canada only) 365
Snow chains 365
Tires 364
Winter driving instructions 316
Winter tires 364
Wood trims, cleaning 377
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520
Service and Literature
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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 any questions about carrying out any type of service, turn to the advice of an authorized Mercedes-Benz Center.
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.
Reprinting, translation and copying, even of excerpts, is not permitted without our prior authorization in writing.
Press time August 02, 2006
GSP/TIP
Printed in U. S. A.