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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 1 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 GL Operator’s Manual
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 2 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Symbols ® Trademarks : ® R AdBlue is a registered trademark of the German Association of the Automotive Industry ( VDA ) . TM R BabySmart is a trademark of Siemens Automotive Corp . ® R Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc . ® ® R ESP and PRE - SAFE are registered trademarks of Daimler . ® R HomeLink is a registered trademark of Prince , a Johnson Controls Company . RSIRIUS and related marks are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc . The following symbols are found in this Operator’s Manual : Warning ! G Warning notices draw your attention to hazards that may endanger your health or life , or the health or life of others . ! Highlights hazards that may result in damage to your vehicle . i Helpful hints or further information you may find useful . This symbol points to instructions X for you to follow . A number of these symbols X appearing in succession indicates a multiple - step procedure . This symbol tells you where to look Y page for further information on a topic . This continuation symbol marks a YY warning or procedure which is continued on the next page . Text in displays , such as the control Display system , are printed in the type shown here .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 1 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Our company and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes - Benz . Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company Furthermore , it exemplifies your desire name . to own an automobile that will be as easy as possible to operate and will provide years of service . Your Mercedes - Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen . To help assure your driving pleasure , and also the safety of you and your passengers , we ask you to make a small investment of time : RPlease read this manual carefully , then return it to your vehicle where it will be handy for your reference . RPlease follow the recommendations contained in this manual . They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes - Benz . RPlease pay attention to the warnings and cautions contained in this manual . They are designed to help improve the safety of the vehicle operator and occupants . We extend our best wishes for many miles of safe , pleasurable driving . Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC A Daimler Company 1645841483 É1645841483ÆËÍ
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 2 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 3 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Contents 3 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 At a glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Safety and security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Controls in detail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Practical hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 4 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 4 Front passenger front air bag off 1 , 2 , 3 . . . indicator lamp ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . 42 , 322 115V AC Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Knee bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 3 - zone automatic climate control Messages in the multifunction see Climate control system display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 4 - ETS ( Electronic Traction System ) . . . 64 OCS ( Occupant Classification 4MATIC System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 see All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Side impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 A Window curtain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Air conditioning refrigerant and ABS ( Antilock Brake System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 315 Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 , 187 Messages in the multifunction Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 , 300 Air pressure Accessory weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 see Tire inflation pressure Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Air pressure ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 , 189 Distance warning function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Air suspension program Emergency calls ( Tele Aid ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Comfortable driving style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 NECK - PRO active front head Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Messages in the multifunction Active Bi - Xenon headlamps display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Messages in the multifunction Sporty driving style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Suspension tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 see Headlamps Vehicle level control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Adaptive Damping System Air volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 , 188 see ADS ® Alarm system AdBlue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 , 373 see Anti - theft systems ® Capacity , AdBlue tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Alignment bolt ( vehicle tool Refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 , 343 Additives All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Alternator Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Messages in the multifunction Address change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 , 308 ADS ( Adaptive Damping System ) . . . . . 158 Alternator ( Technical data ) Advanced Tire Pressure see Vehicle specification Monitoring System ( Advanced Anticorrosion / antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 TPMS ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Antilock Brake System Messages in the multifunction see ABS display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 , 313 Anti - theft systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Anti - theft alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Emergency call upon deployment . . 214 Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Front , driver and passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Aquaplaning Front passenger front air bag off see Hydroplaning indicator lamp ( Canada Armrest , front only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 , 322 Storage compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 5 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 5 Bleeding the fuel system ( diesel Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 engine ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Aspect ratio ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 BlueTEC Audio / DVD menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 ® 94 Auto - dimming rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . AdBlue tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 ® Automatic central locking . . . . . . . . . . 74 , 138 AdBlue tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Automatic headlamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Brake fluid Automatic interior lighting control . . 101 Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Automatic locking when driving . . . . . . 138 Messages in the multifunction Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Emergency operation ( limp - home Brake lamps mode ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Gear range indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Brake pads Gear ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Messages in the multifunction Gear selector lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Hill - start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Kickdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 , 261 One - touch gearshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 Shifting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Break - in period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Steering wheel gearshift control . . . . 118 Bug cover ( Radiator ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Bulbs Transmission position indicator . . . . . 116 see Replacing bulbs Transmission positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 AUX socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 C Axle oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 CAC ( Customer Assistance Center ) . . . 23 California retail buyers and B lessees , important notice for . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 BabySmart ™ Calls ( phone ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Air bag deactivation system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Can holders Self - test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 see Cup holders Backrest Capacities and recommended see Seats fuel / lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Backup lamps Cargo compartment Messages in the multifunction Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Cargo volume , expanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Bar ( air pressure unit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Cover blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 BAS ( Brake Assist System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Fuse box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357 Batteries , SmartKey Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Checking condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Replacing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Cargo compartment cover blind . . . . . . 204 Battery , Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Cargo tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Carpets , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Messages in the multifunction Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 , 308 Center console Bead ( tire ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Lower part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Beverage holders Upper part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 see Cup holders
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 6 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 6 Collapsible wheel chock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Central locking COMAND system Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 , 138 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 KEYLESS - GO see separate COMAND system Locking / unlocking from inside . . . . . . . . 74 operating instructions SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Combination switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Central locking / unlocking switch . . . . . 74 Comfort submenu Certification label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Children in the vehicle Fold - in function for exterior rear Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation Seat belt adjustment feature . . . . . . . . . 139 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Compass Child safety locks ( rear doors ) . . . . . . . . . 60 Calling up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Child seat anchors – LATCH - type . . . . 59 Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Indicator lamp , front passenger Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 front air bag off ( Canada only ) . . . . . . . . . 46 Multifunction steering wheel . . . . . . . . . 125 Indicator lamp , front passenger Resetting to factory settings . . . . . . . . . . 132 front air bag off ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Control system menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Infant and child restraint systems . . . . 56 Audio / DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 OCS ( Occupant Classification Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Override switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Off - road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Tether anchorage points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Standard display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Top tether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Child safety Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 see Children in the vehicle Vehicle configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Child seat anchors – LATCH - type Vehicle status message memory . . . 131 see Children in the vehicle Control system submenus Chrome - plated exhaust tip , Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Climate control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 Time / Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 3 - zone automatic climate control . . 180 Coolant Air conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 , 185 Air conditioning refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Anticorrosion / antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 374 Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 , 187 Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . 179 , 189 Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Air volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 , 188 Messages in the multifunction Automatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 , 186 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Deactivating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 , 184 Activating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Front defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 , 188 Canceling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Residual heat and Changing the set speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 , 190 Last stored speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 , 186 Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 135 Messages in the mutlifunction Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Cold tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 7 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 7 Messages in the multifunction Resume function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Setting current speed Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Outside temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 , 134 Curb weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Symbol messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Customer Assistance Center ( CAC ) . . . 23 Text messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Customer Relations Department . . . . . . . 23 Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Vehicle status message memory . . . 131 D Vehicle system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Dashboard Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 see Instrument cluster Cleaning system sensor cover . . . . . . . 278 Data recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Date , Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Distance warning function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Distance warning Switching on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 , 319 Deep water Driving with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 see Standing water Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Defroster Messages in the multifunction Rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178 , 188 Resume function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Delayed shut - off Sensor cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Exterior lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Speed settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Interior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Door control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Department of Transportation Door handles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 see DOT Doors Diesel engine Child safety locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Preglow indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Locking / unlocking ( KEYLESS - GO ) . . . 71 Diesel fuel Locking / unlocking ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . 70 see Fuel Messages in the multifunction Differential locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 A few words about . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Opening from inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Messages in the multifunction Remote door unlock ( Tele Aid ) . . . . . . . 218 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 , 302 Unlocking ( Mechanical key ) . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 DOT ( Department of Difficulties Transportation ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 While driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Downhill Speed Regulation With starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 see DSR Digital clock Drinking and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 see Clock Driving Digital speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Dimensions ( vehicle ) Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 see Vehicle specification Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 , 259 Direction of rotation ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 In winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Displays Off - road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Digital speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Maintenance service indicator . . . . . . . 273 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 8 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 8 Through standing water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Emergency calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153 With Distronic Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Driving and parking Emergency engine shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . 357 Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Emergency operations Driving off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 , 261 Limp - home mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Remote door unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 4 - ETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Emergency Tensioning Device ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 see ETD BAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Emission control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 EBP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 ® System warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Engine Driving systems Break - in recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Air suspension program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Malfunction indicator Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 320 Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) . . 155 Messages in the multifunction Hill - start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Off - road driving program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Parktronic system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Rear view camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Turning off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Driving tips , automatic Engine ( Technical data ) transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 see Vehicle specification DSR ( Downhill Speed Regulation ) . . . . 155 Engine compartment Messages in the multifunction Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Engine coolant see Coolant E Engine oil Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 , 138 Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 EBP ( Electronic Brake Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Proportioning ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Electrical system Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Improper work on or Messages in the multifunction modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Oil dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Electrical system ( Technical data ) Recommended engine oils and oil see Vehicle specification filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 Electronic Stability Program ® ESP ( Electronic Stability ® see ESP Program ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Electronic Traction System 4 - ETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 see 4 - ETS Messages in the multifunction Emergency , in case of display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 , 300 First aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 ® Off - road ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Trailer stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318 Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 , 215 Towing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 9 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 9 ETD ( Emergency Tensioning Front passenger front air bag . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Device ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Messages in the multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Safety guidelines Front passenger front air bag off Express operation indicator lamp ( Canada only ) . . . . . 46 , 322 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Front passenger front air bag off Tilt / sliding sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 indicator lamp ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . . . 42 , 322 Exterior rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Front seat head restraints Fold - in function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 see Head restraints Parking position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 , 371 Power folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 Exterior view of vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Capacity , fuel tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Diesel fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 , 371 Drive sensibly – safe fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 F Fuel consumption statistics . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Fastening the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Fuel filler flap and cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 First aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Fuel tank reserve warning Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 320 Lowering the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Premium unleaded gasoline . . . 369 , 371 Mounting the spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Preparing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 , 368 Fuel filler flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 TIREFIT ( tire repair kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Opening manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 Floormats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Fuels , coolants , lubricants etc . Fluids Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 ® AdBlue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Fuel system , bleeding ( diesel Automatic transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . 369 engine ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Fuel tank Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Fuel filler flap and cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355 Washer and headlamp cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 G Fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Garage door opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 , 219 Messages in the multifunction Gasoline display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 , 312 see Fuel Fold - in function for exterior rear GAWR ( Gross Axle Weight Rating ) . . . 255 view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Gear range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Four - wheel drive Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 see All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) Limiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Front air bags Shifting into optimal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 see Air bags Transfer case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Front axle oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Gear selector lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Front lamps Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 see Headlamps Gearshift pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Shifting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 10 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 10 NECK - PRO active front head Transmission position indicator . . . . . 116 restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Transmission positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 NECK - PRO active front head Generator restraints , resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 see Alternator Heated steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Global locking / unlocking Height adjustment see Key , SmartKey Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Seat belt outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Gross Axle Weight Rating Vehicle level control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 see GAWR High - beam flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Gross Trailer Weight High - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 , 329 see GTW Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gross Vehicle Weight Hill - start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 see GVW Hinged quarter windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 see GVWR GTW ( Gross Trailer Weight ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Messages in the multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 GVW ( Gross Vehicle Weight ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 GVWR ( Gross Vehicle Weight Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Rating ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 HVAC see Climate control system H Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Halogen headlamps see Headlamps I Hard plastic trim items , cleaning . . . . 279 Identification labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Identification number , vehicle Headlamp cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Headlamps Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 , 80 , 108 Active Bi - Xenon headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Adjusting aim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Automatic headlamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Indicator lamps Bi - Xenon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 , 329 see Lamps , indicator and warning Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Infant and child restraint systems Cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 see Children in the vehicle Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Inflation pressure Delayed shut - off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 see Tires , Inflation pressure Halogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Infrared reflecting windshield . . . . . . . . . 223 High - beam flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Inside door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 High - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Low - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Headliner , cleaning and care of . . . . . . . 280 Instrument lighting Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 see Instrument cluster , Illumination Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 , 83 Instrument panel Comfort head restraint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 see Instrument cluster Instruments and controls see Cockpit
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 11 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 11 Interior lighting KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Delayed shut - off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Starter switch positions Kickdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Emergency lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Front Kilopascal ( air pressure unit ) . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Front reading lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Knee bag . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Rear reading lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 L Interior rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Labels Auto - dimming rear view mirrors . . . . . . . 94 Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Interior storage spaces Emission control information . . . . . . . . . 361 see Storage compartments Tire and Loading Information Intermittent wiping placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Rain sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Lamps , exterior J Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Messages in the multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 K Switching on / off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Key , Mechanical Lamps , indicator and warning Loss of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 315 Unlocking / locking manually . . . . . . . . . . 323 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 316 Key , SmartKey Center console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Battery check lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Differential locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Checking batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Distance warning Factory setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 , 72 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 , 154 , 319 Global locking ( KEYLESS - Engine malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 320 GO ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 ® ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 318 Global locking ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Global unlocking ( KEYLESS - Front passenger front air bag off GO ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 , 73 ( Canada only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 , 322 Global unlocking Front passenger front air bag off ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 , 322 Important notes on KEYLESS - GO . . . . . 72 Fuel tank reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 320 Locking / unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 High - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 100 Loss of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 314 Messages in the multifunction Low - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 98 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Low tire pressure / TPMS Opening and closing the power malfunction telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 321 tilt / sliding sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Seat belt telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 51 , 317 Opening and closing the windows . 107 SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 36 , 318 Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Replacing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Language , selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Restoring to factory setting . . . . . . . 71 , 73 LATCH - type child seat anchors Selective setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 , 73 see Children in the vehicle Starter switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 12 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 12 License plate lamps Maximum engine speed Messages in the multifunction see Vehicle specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Maximum loaded vehicle weight . . . . . 256 display Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Maximum load rating ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Light alloy wheels , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Maximum permissible tire Lighter inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 see Cigarette lighter Mechanical key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Media interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Menus Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 see Control system menus Limp - home mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Minispare wheel Load index ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 , 255 see Spare wheel Loading Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 see Vehicle loading Auto - dimming rear view mirrors . . . . . . . 94 Locator lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Exterior rear view mirror parking Lock button position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Outside door handle ( KEYLESS - Exterior rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 GO ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Interior rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Locking the vehicle Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Vanity mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 MOExtended system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 MOExtended tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 , 365 Loss of MON ( Motor Octane Number ) . . . . . . . . . . 371 Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Motor Octane Number Service and Warranty Information see MON booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Multicontour seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Low - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Symbol messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Text messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Vehicle status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 LOW RANGE mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Multifunction display messages Messages in the multifunction ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 , 300 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Active headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Advanced TPMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 , 313 Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 Lumbar support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Air suspension program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 , 308 M Automatic Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Maintenance System Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 , 308 Service indicator display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Service indicator message . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Service term exceeded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Manual headlamp mode ( Low - Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 beam headlamps ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Differential locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 , 302
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 13 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 13 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 N Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Navigation menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 . . 303 Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) Navigation system EBP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 see Separate operating instructions Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 NECK - PRO active front head ® ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 289 , 300 restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 , 312 Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Front passenger front air bag . . . . . . . . 291 Nets , parcel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Gas cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Night security illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 High - beam lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Normal occupant weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Number , vehicle identification License plate lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Light sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Low - beam lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 O LOW RANGE mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Occupant Classification System Parking lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 see OCS ( Occupant Classification ® PRE - SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 System ) Reserve fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Occupant distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Reverse lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Occupant safety Side marker lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 BabySmart ™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 SmartKey with KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . 304 Children and air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Children in the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Child seat anchors – LATCH - type . . . . 59 Tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Fastening the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Front passenger front air bag off Tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 , 313 indicator lamp ( Canada Tire pressure monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 , 322 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 , 313 Front passenger front air bag off Trailer brake lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 indicator lamp ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . 42 , 322 Trailer tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Infant and child restraint systems . . . . 56 Trailer turn signal lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 OCS ( Occupant Classification Washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 ® Multifunction steering wheel PRE - SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 , 48 Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 OCS ( Occupant Classification Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . 91 , 138 Self - test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Gearshift control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Off - road driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 , 268 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Crossing obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Driving instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Driving on sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Driving through water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 14 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 14 PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 ( USA only ) Ruts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Steep terrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 see Front passenger front air bag Off - road driving program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158 off indicator lamp ( USA only ) Passenger safety Off - road menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 see Occupant safety Oil , oil level Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 see Engine oil Phone On - board computer see Telephone see Control system Plastic parts , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 One - touch gearshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Power assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Operating safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Ornamental moldings , cleaning . . . . . . . 277 Power seats Outside temperature see Seats see Displays Power tailgate Overhead control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Messages in the multifunction P display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Paintwork , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Paintwork code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Power tilt / sliding sunroof Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Panorama roof Synchronizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Sunshade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 Power washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Parcel nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Parktronic system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 Door windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 , 261 Hinged quarter windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Messages in the multifunction Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Rear door window , override Parking position switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Exterior rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Synchronizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Transmission position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Practical hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Parktronic system Preglow indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 108 Cleaning system sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 ® PRE - SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Messages in the multifunction Minimum distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Sensor range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Problems Switching on / off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 While driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 System sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 With vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 , 167 Product information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Parts service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Production options weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp Proximity key ( Canada only ) see Key , SmartKey see Front passenger front air bag PSI ( air pressure unit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 off indicator lamp ( Canada only )
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 15 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 15 Restraint systems R see Occupant safety Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 , 257 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 , 365 Radio Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 , 215 Selecting stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 RON ( Research Octane Number ) . . . . . 371 Radio transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Rubber parts , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 Rain sensor Run - flat tires see Intermittent wiping see MOExtended tires Rear axle oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 Rear center console ashtray S see Ashtrays Safety Rear doors Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Child safety locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Occupant safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Rear door window Reporting defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Override switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Safety belts Rear fog lamp see Seat belts see Fog lamps Seat belt force limiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Rear lamps Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 see Tail lamps Adjustment function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Rear seats Children in the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 see Seats Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Rear view camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Fastening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Cleaning the camera lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Rear window defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 Proper use of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Rear window wiper / washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Recommended tire inflation Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 , 256 Telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 317 Refilling ® Seat heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 AdBlue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 Seating capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Refrigerant , air conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Reminder , Seat belt Folding ( expanding cargo volume ) . 200 see Seat belts , Telltale Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Remote control Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 see Key , SmartKey Multicontour seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Remote door unlock ( Tele Aid ) . . . . . . . . . 218 Rear seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Securing cargo Research Octane Number Cargo tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 see RON Selective setting Reserve fuel see Key , SmartKey Messages in the multifunction Selector lever display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 see Gear selector lever Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Reset button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 124 Reset tool ( NECK - PRO active front head restraints ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 16 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 16 SRS Self - test Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 36 , 318 BabySmart ™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Messages in the multifunction OCS ( Occupant Classification display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Standing water , driving through . . . . . . 262 Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Service Starter switch positions see Maintenance KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Service , parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Starting difficulties ( engine ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Service and warranty information . . . . . 20 Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Service intervals Steering column see Maintenance System , Service indicator message see Multifunction steering wheel , Service life ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Adjustment Steering wheel Settings see Multifunction steering wheel Factory setting ( KEYLESS - GO ) . . . . . . . . . 72 Steering wheel gearshift control . . . . . 118 Factory setting ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Stolen Vehicle Recovery Services . . . 218 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 Selective setting ( KEYLESS - GO ) . . . . . . . 73 Storing tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Selective setting ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Stranded vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355 Side impact air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Sunroof Side marker lamps see Power tilt / sliding sunroof Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Sunshade Messages in the multifunction Rear panorama roof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 Sidewall ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Suspension tuning Side windows see Air suspension program see Power windows SUV ( Sport Utility Vehicle ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 SmartKey see Key , SmartKey T SmartKey with KEYLESS - GO Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 124 see Key , SmartKey Overspeed range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Tailgate Snow tires Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 see Winter tires Messages in the multifunction Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Storage location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Power tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 148 Tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Speed settings Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145 Messages in the multifunction Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Resume function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 , 152 Tar stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Sport Utility Vehicle Technical data see SUV Air conditioning refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 17 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 17 Tether anchorage points Capacities fuels , coolants , lubricants etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 see Children in the vehicle Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 373 Tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Engine oil additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Tightening torque Engine oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 371 Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Time setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Gasoline additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 372 TIN ( Tire Identification Number ) . . . . . . 256 Identification labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Tire and Loading Information Premium unleaded gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . 371 placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Tire and loading terminology . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 368 TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Vehicle specification Tire Identification Number GL 350 BlueTEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362 see TIN Vehicle specification GL 450 . . . . . . . . . 362 Tire inflation pressure Vehicle specification GL 550 . . . . . . . . . 363 Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Washer and headlamp cleaning Important notes on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 370 , 376 Label on the inside of fuel filler Technical data ( dimensions ) flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 see Vehicle specification Placard on driver’s door B - pillar . . . . . 242 Technical data ( electrical system ) Tire labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 see Vehicle specification Tire load rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Technical data ( engine ) Tire ply composition and material see Vehicle specification used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Technical data ( weights ) Tire pressure loss warning system . 237 see Vehicle specification Tire repair kit Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 see TIREFIT Emergency calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 , 365 Information button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Advanced Tire Pressure Initiating an emergency call Monitoring System ( Advanced manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 TPMS ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 Messages in the multifunction Air pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Remote door unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Roadside Assistance button . . . . . . . . . . 215 Direction of rotation , spinning . . . . . . . 246 Search & Send . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Important notes on tire inflation SOS button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Stolen Vehicle Recovery Services . . 218 Inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 System self - test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Information placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 Answering / ending a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250 Hands - free microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Load index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 , 255 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Load rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Messages in the multifunction Phone book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 , 313 Redialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 MOExtended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Temperature Ply composition and material Interior temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177 , 186 used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 , 134
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 18 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 18 Transmission Problems under - / overinflation . . . . . . 236 Retreads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 see Automatic transmission . . . . . . 365 Rims and tires ( technical data ) Transmission fluid level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Transmission gear selector lever Service life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 see Gear selector lever Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Transmission positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Traveling abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Speed rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 , 256 Tread ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Tread depth ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 , 257 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 , 249 Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Treadwear indicators ( tires ) . . . . 247 , 257 TIREFIT ( tire repair kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Trip computer menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Tire Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Trip odometer , resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Tire pressure loss warning system . 237 Turning off the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 TPMS low tire pressure / Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 malfunction telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 , 256 Indicator lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Tread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Messages in the multifunction Tread depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 , 257 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 TWR ( Tongue Weight Rating ) . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Treadwear indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 247 , 257 Vehicle maximum load on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 U Wear pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Uniform Tire Quality Grading Winter tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 , 365 Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 , 257 Tire speed rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 , 256 Units Tongue Weight Rating Selecting digital speedometer see TWR display mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Top tether Selecting speedometer / see Children in the vehicle odometer display mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Total load limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Unleaded gasoline , premium . . . . . . . . . . . 371 Towing Unlocking the vehicle Towing eye bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 , 268 Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Towing eye bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 Upholstery , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 248 , 256 Useful features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 , 268 Coupling a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 V Decoupling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271 Electrical connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Vehicle Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Trailer hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Weights and ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Transfer case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Identification Number ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Gear ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Locking / unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 LOW RANGE mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Lowering ( wheel change ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Switching LOW RANGE mode . . . . . . . . 120
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 19 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 19 Modifications and alterations , Washer fluid Operating safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Messages in the multifunction Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 display Unlocking / locking manually . . . . . . . . . . 323 Mixing ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376 Vehicle configuration menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 Washing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Vehicle dimensions Wear pattern ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 see Vehicle specification Vehicle Identification Number Weights ( vehicle ) ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 see Vehicle specification Vehicle jack Wheel see Jack Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Vehicle level control Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 see Air suspension program Tightening torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Vehicle lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Wheels , sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Vehicle loading Wheels , Tires and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Cargo tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Window curtain air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Cargo volume , expanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Windows Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 see Power windows Load limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Windows , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 Windshield Vehicle maximum load on the tire . . . 257 Cleaning wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 Vehicle specification Infrared reflecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 GL 350 BlueTEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376 GL 450 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 GL 550 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Windshield wipers Vehicle status message memory . . . . 131 Replacing wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Vehicle tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284 Winter cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 , 257 Vehicle washing Winter driving see Vehicle care Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Vehicle weights Radiator cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 see Vehicle specification Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Winter tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 , 365 W Wood trims , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Warning lamps see Lamps , Indicator and warning Warning sounds Distance warning function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Driver’s or passenger’s seat belt . . . . . 51 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Parktronic system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Seat belt telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 317 Warranty coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Washer and headlamp cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 376
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 20 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Introduction 20 We continuously strive to improve our Product Information product and ask for your understanding that we reserve the right to make changes in Please observe the following in your own best design and equipment . Therefore , interest : information , illustrations , and descriptions in We recommend using Genuine Mercedes - this Operator’s Manual might differ from your Benz Parts as well as conversion parts and vehicle . accessories explicitly approved by us for your vehicle model . We have tested these parts to determine their Vehicle equipment reliability , safety and special suitability for Your vehicle may have some or all of the Mercedes - Benz vehicles . equipment described in this manual . We are unable to make an assessment for Therefore , you may find explanations for other products and therefore cannot be held optional equipment not installed in your responsible for them , even if in individual vehicle . If you have any questions about cases an official approval or authorization by operating particular equipment , any governmental or other agencies should exist . authorized Mercedes - Benz Center will be glad Use of such parts and accessories could to demonstrate the proper procedures . adversely affect the safety , performance or Optional equipment is also described in this reliability of your vehicle . Please do not use manual , including operating instructions them . wherever necessary . Since they are special - Genuine Mercedes - Benz Parts and pre - order items , the descriptions and illustrations approved conversion parts and accessories herein may vary slightly from the actual are available at any authorized Mercedes - equipment of your vehicle . Benz Center . In addition , you will receive If there are any equipment details that are not comprehensive information on permissible shown or described in this Operator’s technical modifications and expert Manual , any authorized Mercedes - Benz installations . Center will be glad to inform you of correct care and operating procedures . The Operator’s Manual and Maintenance Booklet Operator’s Manual are important documents and should be kept Notes with the vehicle . This Operator’s Manual contains a great deal of useful information . We urge you to read it Service and warranty information carefully and familiarize yourself with the vehicle before driving . The Service and Warranty Information For your own safety and longer service life of booklet contains detailed information about the vehicle , we urge you to follow the the warranties covering your Mercedes - Benz , instructions and warnings contained in this including : Operator’s Manual . Ignoring them could RNew Vehicle Limited Warranty result in damage to the vehicle or personal REmission System Warranty injury to you or others . Vehicle damage caused by failure to follow instructions is not REmission Performance Warranty covered by the Mercedes - Benz Limited RCalifornia , Connecticut , Maine , Warranty . Massachusetts , New York , Pennsylvania ,
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 21 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Introduction 21 Rhode Island , and Vermont Emission Written notification should not be sent to a 1 dealer , it should be addressed to Control System Warranty Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC RState Warranty Enforcement Laws ( Lemon Customer Assistance Center Laws ) One Mercedes Drive Montvale , NJ 07645 - 0350 Important notice for California retail and lessees of Mercedes - Benz buyers automobiles Maintenance Under California law you may be entitled to a The Maintenance Booklet describes all the replacement of your vehicle or a refund of the necessary maintenance work which should purchase price or lease price , if after a be performed at regular intervals . reasonable number of repair attempts Always have the Maintenance Booklet with Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC and / or its you when you take the vehicle to an authorized repair or service facilities fail to fix authorized Mercedes - Benz Center for one or more substantial defects or service . The service advisor will record each malfunctions in the vehicle that are covered service in the booklet for you . by its express warranty . During the period of 18 months from original delivery of the vehicle or the accumulation of 18000 miles Roadside Assistance ( approximately 29000 km ) on the odometer The Mercedes - Benz Roadside Assistance of the vehicle , whichever occurs first , a Program provides factory - trained technical reasonable number of repair attempts is help in the event of a breakdown . Calls to the presumed for a retail buyer or lessee if one or toll - free Roadside Assistance number more of the following occurs : 1 - 800 - FOR - MERCedes ( in the USA ) ( 1 ) the same substantial defect or 1 - 800 - 387 - 0100 ( in Canada ) malfunction results in a condition that is will be answered by Mercedes - Benz likely to cause death or serious bodily Customer Assistance Representatives injury if the vehicle is driven , that defect 24 hours a day , 365 days a year . or malfunction has been subject to repair Roadside Assistance will be provided in two or more times , and you have directly accordance with standard program notified Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC in guidelines which include providing service to writing of the need for its repair , the vehicle up to a reasonable distance from ( 2 ) the same substantial defect or a paved roadway . We will make every effort malfunction of a less serious nature than to assist in a breakdown situation , however , category ( 1 ) has been subject to repair the accessibility of your vehicle will be four or more times and you have directly determined by our authorized Mercedes - Benz notified us in writing of the need for its Center technician or the tow service provider repair , or on a case - by - case basis and may be a factor ( 3 ) the vehicle is out of service by reason of in our ability to respond . repair of the same or different substantial Additional charges may be applicable for a defects or malfunctions for a cumulative breakdown location determined not to be a total of more than 30 calendar days . reasonably accessible roadside location as 1 Applicable to vehicles with gasoline engine only . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 22 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Introduction 22 determined by our authorized technician and Sport Utility Vehicle tow service provider . Warning ! G For additional information refer to the This Sport Utility Vehicle is designed for both Mercedes - Benz Roadside Assistance on - road and off - road use . It can go places and Program brochure ( in the USA ) or the perform tasks for which conventional 2 - wheel Roadside Assistance section of the Service drive passenger cars are not intended . This and Warranty Information Booklet ( in vehicle will handle and maneuver differently Canada ) in your vehicle literature portfolio . from conventional passenger cars in driving conditions which may occur on streets , highways and off - road use . Change of address or ownership This vehicle has a higher ground clearance If you change your address , be sure to send and a higher center of gravity than many in the “ Change of Address Notice ” found in passenger cars . As with other vehicles of this the Service and Warranty Information type , if you make sharp turns at excessive Booklet , or simply call the Mercedes - Benz speeds or abrupt maneuvers , the vehicle may Customer Assistance Center ( in the USA ) at roll over or may go out of control and crash . 1 - 800 - FOR - MERCedes , or Customer Service Utility vehicles have a significantly higher ( in Canada ) at 1 - 800 - 387 - 0100 . This will rollover rate than other types of vehicles . assist us in contacting you in a timely manner Failure to operate this vehicle safely may should the need arise . result in an accident , rollover of the vehicle , If you sell your Mercedes , please leave all and severe or fatal injury . literature with the vehicle to make it available Before you start to drive this vehicle , read the to the next operator . Operator’s Manual . Take time to become If you bought this vehicle used , be sure to familiar with the driving characteristics of this send in the “ Notice of Purchase of Used vehicle . Be sure you are familiar with all Truck ” found in the Service and Warranty vehicle controls . Learn how your vehicle Information Booklet , or call the Mercedes - handles on different road surfaces . Do not Benz Customer Assistance Center ( in the attempt sharp turns at excessive speeds or USA ) at 1 - 800 - FOR - MERCedes , or Customer abrupt maneuvers or other unsafe driving Service ( in Canada ) at 1 - 800 - 387 - 0100 . actions that can cause loss of vehicle control . When driving off - road or working the vehicle hard , do not overload it . And , always wear Operating your vehicle outside the your seat belts at all times . In a rollover crash , USA or Canada an unbelted person is significantly more likely to die than a person wearing a seat belt . If you plan to operate your vehicle in foreign countries , please be aware that : RService facilities or replacement parts may Operating safety not be readily available . RUnleaded gasoline for vehicles with Warning ! G catalytic converters may not be available ; Work improperly carried out on electronic the use of leaded fuels will damage the components and associated software could catalysts . cause them to cease functioning . Because the RGasoline may have a considerably lower vehicle’s electronic components are octane rating , and improper fuel can cause interconnected , any modifications made may engine damage .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 23 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Introduction 23 Warning ! produce an undesired effect on other G systems . Electronic malfunctions could Various warning labels are attached to your seriously impair the operating safety of your vehicle . These warning labels are intended to vehicle . make you and others aware of various risks . Contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center Do not remove any of these warning labels for repairs or modifications to electronic unless explicitly instructed to do so by components . information on the label itself . Removing warning labels may cause you and others to Other improper work or modifications on the be unaware of certain risks which may result vehicle could also have a negative impact on in an accident and / or personal injury . the operating safety of the vehicle . Some safety systems only function while the engine is running . You should therefore never Problems with your vehicle turn off the engine while driving . Warning ! If you should experience a problem with your G vehicle , particularly one that you believe may Heavy blows against the vehicle underbody or affect its safe operation , we urge you to tires / wheels may cause serious damage and contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center impair the operating safety of your vehicle . immediately to have the problem diagnosed Such blows can be caused , for example , by and corrected if required . If the matter is not running over an obstacle , road debris or a handled to your satisfaction , please discuss pothole . If you feel a sudden significant the problem with the Mercedes - Benz Center vibration or ride disturbance , or you suspect management or , if necessary , contact us at that damage to your vehicle as occurred : one of the following addresses : Rturn on your hazard warning flashers In the USA : Rslow down carefully Customer Assistance Center Rdrive Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC with caution to an area which is a safe One Mercedes Drive distance from the road Montvale , NJ 07645 - 0350 Inspect the vehicle underbody and tires / In Canada : wheels for possible damage . If the vehicle Customer Relations Department appears unsafe , have it towed to the nearest Mercedes - Benz Canada , Inc . authorized Mercedes - Benz Center or other 98 Vanderhoof Avenue qualified maintenance or repair facility for Toronto , Ontario M4G 4C9 further inspection or repairs . Reporting safety defects Proper use of the vehicle Proper use of the vehicle requires that you are For the USA only : familiar with the following information and The following text is published as required of rules : manufacturers under Title 49 , Code of U.S . Rthe safety precautions in this manual Federal Regulations , Part 575 pursuant to the “ National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act Rthe “ Technical data ” section in this manual of 1966 ” . Rtraffic rules and regulations Rmotor vehicle laws and safety standards Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 24 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Introduction 24 Rin response to an official request by law Reporting safety defects enforcement or other government agency If you believe that your vehicle has a defect Rfor use in dispute resolution involving which could cause a crash or could cause Daimler , its affiliates or sales / service injury or death , you should immediately organization and / or inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Ras Administration ( NHTSA ) in addition to otherwise required or permitted by law notifying Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC . Please check the Tele Aid subscription If NHTSA receives similar complaints , it may service agreement for details regarding the open an investigation , and if it finds that a information that may be recorded or safety defect exists in a group of vehicles , it transmitted via that system . 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 www.safercar.gov ; or write to : Administrator , NHTSA Headquarters , 1200 New Jersey Avenue , SE , West Building , Washington , DC 20590 . You can also obtain other information about motor vehicle safety from www.safercar.gov . Vehicle data recording Information regarding electronic recording devices notice pursuant to California Code ( Including § 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 . Daimler may access the information and share it with others Rfor safety research or vehicle diagnosis purposes Rwith the consent of the vehicle owner or lessee
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 25 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 25 Exterior view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 glance Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Multifunction steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Center console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 a Overhead control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 At Door control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 26 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Exterior view 26 Exterior view glance a At i This Operator’s Manual describes all features , standard or optional , potentially available for your vehicle at the time of purchase . Please be aware that your vehicle might not be equipped with all features described in this manual . Function Page Function Page : F Tailgate 75 Hood 228 Power tailgate 76 G Wipers 102 ; Rear window defroster 190 Wiper blades , replacing 334 Wiper blades , cleaning 278 = Rear window wiper / washer 104 H Wiper blade , replacing 334 Windshield : Wiper blade , cleaning 278 Wiping with washer fluid 103 Cleaning 278 ? Rear lamps 328 I Power tilt / sliding sunroof 191 A Fuel filler flap 226 J Carriers 195 B Doors : Crossbars 195 Locking and unlocking 70 , 323 K Tires and wheels 233 Rims and tires 365 C Exterior rear view mirrors 93 L Headlamp cleaning system 100 D Towing eyes 353 M LED daytime running lamps 97 E Front lamps 328
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 27 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Cockpit 27 Cockpit glance a At Function Page Function Page : I Cruise control lever : Starter switch 79 Cruise control 144 J Steering wheel adjustment , Distronic 146 manual 91 ; Instrument cluster 28 , K On - board diagnostics 123 ( OBD ) socket = Multifunction steering 30 , L Hood lock release 228 wheel 125 M Parking brake release 111 ? Horn N Parking brake pedal 111 A Steering wheel gearshift O Door control panel 34 control 118 P Exterior lamp switch 97 B Gear selector lever 113 Q Steering wheel adjustment , C Front Parktronic warning electrical 91 indicators 166 Heated steering wheel 92 D Overhead control panel 33 R Combination switch : E Glove box lid release , glove Turn signals 100 box lock 207 Wipers 102 F Glove box 206 High beam 100 G Power outlet 211 H Center console 31 Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 28 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Instrument cluster 28 Instrument cluster glance a At Function Page Function Page $ Brake warning lamp , : # Left turn signal 316 USA only indicator lamp ® d ESP warning lamp 318 ; To dim instrument cluster · Distance warning illumination 124 3 lamp 319 = Reset button for : J Brake warning lamp , Trip odometer 124 Canada only 316 Settings 132 h Combination low tire pressure / TPMS ? To brighten instrument malfunction telltale , USA 238 , cluster illumination 124 only 321 A ! Right turn signal indicator lamp B Clock 134 C Speedometer with : ! Antilock Brake System ( ABS ) indicator lamp 315 È Variable speed limiter 2 indicator lamp 2 Lamp without function . It illuminates when the ignition is on . It should go out when the engine is running . 3 Vehicles without Distronic : Warning lamp without function . It illuminates when the ignition is on . It should go out when the engine is running .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 29 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Instrument cluster 29 glance a At Function Page Function Page 8 Fuel filler flap D Multifunction display with : indicator : The fuel filler flap Trip odometer 124 is located on the rear right - Main odometer 126 hand side . E Tachometer with : G Multifunction display with : 7 Seat belt telltale 51 , Outside temperature 317 indicator or digital % Preglow indicator speedometer ( depending 108 lamp , diesel engine only on selected setting in the 128 , control system ) 133 + Supplemental Restraint System ( SRS ) 36 , Transmission position indicator lamp 318 indicator 116 L Low - beam headlamp Gear range indicator 118 indicator lamp 97 LOW RANGE mode indicator 120 ; Engine malfunction indicator lamp , Canada only 320 Distance warning function indicator 140 ! Engine malfunction 320 indicator lamp , USA only Rear window wiper indicator 104 K High - beam headlamp indicator lamp 100 Downhill Speed Regulator ( DSR ) indicator 156 F Fuel gauge with : Off - road driving program Fuel tank reserve warning indicator 158 lamp 320 Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 30 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Multifunction steering wheel 30 Multifunction steering wheel Function Page Press button & or * glance briefly : to move within a menu to select previous or next track , scene or astored At station within Audio / DVD 129 menu to switch to the phone book and select a name or number within Telephone menu 142 Press and hold button & or * : to select previous or next track with quick search or to select previous or next Function Page station in station list or : Multifunction display 126 wave band within Audio / DVD menu 129 ; Press button 6 : to start the quick search in to answer a call 142 the phone book within 4 to dial 142 Telephone menu 142 4 to redial 142 Press button A to turn Press button ~ : the Voice Control System 5 off , see separate operating to end a call 142 instructions . to reject an incoming call 142 Press button W or X : to select submenus in the Settings menu 132 to set values to set the volume Press button ? to turn the Voice Control System 5 on , see separate operating instructions . = Press button V or U to select next / previous menu . 125 4 Function only available in telephone menu . 5 Vehicles without Voice Control System : Button without function .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 31 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Center console 31 Center console Function Page Upper part ( Vehicles without D Storage compartment 206 glance enhanced off - road package ) E Alarm system indicator lamp 67 F a Electronic Stability At ® Program ( ESP ) switch 64 G Adaptive Damping System ( ADS ) switch 158 H Seat ventilation , driver’s side 89 I Seat heating , driver’s side 90 J Switch for Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) 155 K Hazard warning flasher switch 100 L Switch for off - road driving program 158 Function Page : COMAND system , see separate operating instructions ; Climate control system 171 Rear window defroster 190 = Seat heating , front passenger side 90 ? Seat ventilation , front passenger side 89 A Parktronic system deactivation switch 168 B Vehicle level control switch 159 C Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp ( USA 42 , only ) 322 Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp 46 , ( Canada only ) 322 Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 32 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Center console 32 Upper part ( Vehicles with enhanced Function Page off - road package ) F Seat ventilation , driver’s glance side 89 G Seat heating , driver’s side 90 aH Adaptive Damping System At 158 ( ADS ) switch I Electronic Stability ® Program ( ESP ) switch 64 J Parktronic system deactivation switch 168 K Hazard warning flasher switch 100 L Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp ( USA 42 , only ) 322 Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp 46 , Function Page ( Canada only ) 322 : COMAND system , see separate operating instructions ; Climate control system 171 Rear window defroster 190 = Seat heating , front 90 passenger side ? Seat ventilation , front passenger side 89 A Rotary switch for differential locks 122 B Switch for LOW RANGE mode 119 C Switch for Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) 155 D Rotary switch for vehicle level control 159 E Alarm system indicator lamp 67
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 33 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Overhead control panel 33 Lower part Overhead control panel glance a At Function Page Function Page : : Ashtray with storage Left front reading lamp on / compartment 210 off 101 Cigarette lighter 211 ; Automatic interior lighting 101 ; Cup holder 208 = Rear interior lighting on / off 101 = Front armrest storage ? Front interior lighting on / compartment 206 off 101 ? Removable card / ticket A Right reading lamp on / off 101 holder 208 B Front right interior lamp 101 C Power tilt / sliding sunroof switch 191 D SOS button ( Tele Aid system ) 215 E Interior rear view mirror 93 F Reading lamps 101 G Garage door opener 219 Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 34 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Door control panel 34 Door control panel Function Page H Hands - free microphone for glance Tele Aid ( emergency call system ) , telephone and Voice Control System , see separate aoperating At instructions I Front left interior lamp 101 Function Page : Inside door handle 74 ; Central locking / unlocking switch 74 = Exterior rear view mirror adjustment 93 ? Selection buttons for exterior rear view mirror 93 adjustment Power - folding exterior rear view mirrors 95 A Switches for opening / closing front and rear door windows 104 B Rear door window override switch 60 C Hinged quarter window switch 104 D Remote tailgate switch , power tailgate 78
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 35 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 35 Vehicle equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Occupant safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 security Anti - theft systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 and Safety
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 36 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 36 Warning ! Vehicle equipment G Modifications to or work improperly i This Operator’s Manual describes all conducted on restraint system components features , standard or optional , potentially or their wiring , as well as tampering with available for your vehicle at the time of interconnected electronic systems , can lead security purchase . Please be aware that your to the restraint systems no longer functioning vehicle might not be equipped with all as intended . features described in this manual . Air bags or Emergency Tensioning Devices ( ETDs ) , for example , could deploy and inadvertently or fail to deploy in accidents Occupant safety although the deceleration threshold for air bag deployment is exceeded . SafetyTherefore , Introduction never modify the restraint systems . Do not In this section you will learn the most tamper with electronic components or their important facts about the restraint system software . components of the vehicle . The restraint systems are : i See “ Children in the vehicle ” ( Y page 55 ) for information on RSeat belts Rinfants and children traveling with you in RChild restraints the vehicle RLower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren Rrestraint systems for infants and children ( LATCH ) protection potential is provided by : Additional RSupplemental SRS indicator lamp Restraint System ( SRS ) with - Air bags The SRS system conducts a self - test when the ignition is switched on and in regular - Air bag control unit ( with crash sensors ) intervals while the engine is running . This - Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) for facilitates detection of system malfunctions . seat belts The SRS indicator lamp + in the - Seat belt force limiter instrument cluster comes on when the ignition is switched on . It goes out no later RNECK - PRO active front head restraints than a few seconds after the engine has been ® R Preventive occupant safety ( PRE - SAFE ) started . RAir bag system components with The SRS components are in operational - readiness when the SRS indicator lamp Front passenger front air bag off + is not lit while the engine is running . indicator lamp A malfunction in the system has been - USA only : Front passenger seat with detected if the SRS indicator lamp + Occupant Classification System ( OCS ) Rfails to go out after approximately - Canada only : Front passenger seat with 4 seconds after the engine was started BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system Rdoes not come on at all Although the systems are independent , their Rcomes on after the engine was started or protective functions work in conjunction with while driving each other .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 37 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 37 Warning ! Deployment of the air bags temporarily G releases a small amount of dust from the air The SRS self - check has detected a bags . This dust , however , is neither harmful malfunction when the SRS indicator lamp to your health , nor does it indicate a fire in the + : vehicle . The dust might cause some Rdoes not come on at all security temporary breathing difficulty for people with Rdoes not go out after 4 seconds after the asthma or other breathing trouble . To avoid engine was started this , you may wish to get out of the vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so . If you have any Rcomes on while driving breathing difficulty but cannot get out of the and your safety , we strongly recommend that For vehicle after the air bag inflates , then get fresh you contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz air by opening a window or door . Safety Center immediately to have the system checked . Otherwise the SRS may not be Warning ! G activated when needed in an accident , which To reduce the risk of injury when the front air could result in serious or fatal injury . The SRS bags inflate , it is very important for the driver might also deploy unexpectedly and and front passenger to always be in a properly unnecessarily which could also result in injury seated position and to wear their respective as well . seat belt . In addition , improper work on the SRS creates For maximum protection in the event of a a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or collision always be in normal seated position causing unintended air bag deployment . Work with your back against the seat backrest . on the SRS must therefore only be performed Fasten your seat belt and make sure it is by qualified technicians . Contact an properly positioned on your body . authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . Since the air bag inflates with considerable If it is necessary to modify an air bag system speed and force , a proper seating position to accommodate a person with disabilities , and correct positioning of the hands on the contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . steering wheel will help to keep you at a safe USA only : Call our Customer Assistance distance from the air bag . Occupants who are Center at 1 - 800 - FOR - MERCedes not wearing their seat belt , are not seated ( 1 - 800 - 367 - 6372 ) for details . properly or are too close to the air bag can be seriously injured or killed by an air bag as it inflates with great force instantaneously : Air bags RSit with the seat belt properly fastened in a position that is as upright as possible with Warning ! G your back against the seat backrest . Air bags are designed to reduce the potential RMove of injury and fatality in certain the driver’s seat as far back as possible , still permitting proper operation Rfrontal impacts ( front air bags and driver’s of vehicle controls . The distance from the side knee bag ) center of the driver’s chest to the center of Rside impacts ( side impact air bags and the air bag cover on the steering wheel window curtain air bags ) must be at least 10 inches ( 25 cm ) or more . Rrollovers You should be able to accomplish this by ( window curtain air bags ) adjusting the seat and steering wheel . If However , no system available today can completely eliminate injuries and fatalities . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 38 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 38 you have any difficulties , please contact an There is a possibility for a side impact air bag - authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . related injury if occupants , especially children , are not properly seated or restrained RDo not lean your head or chest close to the when next to a side impact air bag which steering wheel or dashboard . needs to deploy rapidly in a side impact in RKeep hands on the outside of the securitysteering order to do its job . wheel rim . Placing hands and arms inside To help avoid the possibility of injury , please the rim can increase the risk and potential follow these guidelines : severity of hand / arm injury when the driver ( 1 ) Always sit as upright as possible , front air bag inflates . d wear the seat belt properly , and for anR Adjust the front passenger seat as far as children 12 years old and under , possible rearward from the dashboard Safety use an appropriately sized infant when the seat is occupied . restraint , toddler restraint , or ROccupants , especially children , should booster seat recommended for the never place their bodies or lean their heads size and weight of the child . in the area of the door where the side ( 2 ) Always wear seat belts properly . impact air bag inflates . This could result in serious injuries or death should the side Air bags are designed to deploy only in certain impact air bag be deployed . Always sit as Rfrontal impacts ( front air bags and driver’s upright as possible , wear the seat belt side knee bag ) properly and use an appropriately sized Rside impacts ( side impact and window infant restraint , toddler restraint , or curtain air bags ) which exceed preset booster seat recommended for the size and deployment thresholds weight of the child . Rrollovers ( window curtain air bags ) RCanada only : Children 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat , Only in the event of such a situation will they except in a Mercedes - Benz authorized provide their supplemental protection . BabySmart ™ compatible child seat , which The driver and passengers should always operates with the BabySmart ™ air bag wear their seat belts . Otherwise it is not deactivation system installed in the vehicle possible for the air bags to provide their to deactivate the front passenger front air supplemental protection . bag when it is installed properly . Otherwise In case of other types of impacts and impacts they will be struck by the air bag when it below air bag deployment thresholds , air inflates in a crash . If this happens , serious bags will not deploy . The driver and or fatal injury will result . passengers will then be protected to the Failure to follow these instructions can result extent possible by a properly fastened seat in severe injuries to you or other occupants . belt . A properly fastened seat belt is also If you sell your vehicle , it is important that you needed to provide the best possible make the buyer aware of this safety protection in a rollover . information . Be sure to give the buyer this Air bags are not a substitute for seat belts . Operator’s Manual . Always wear your seat belt , regardless of whether or not your vehicle is equipped with Warning ! G air bags . Accident research shows that the safest place It is important to your safety and that of your for children in an automobile is in a rear seat . passengers to have deployed air bags
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 39 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 39 replaced and to have any malfunctioning air wheel hub , front passenger front air bag repaired . This will help to make sure the bags cover , outboard sides of the seat air bags will continue to provide supplemental backrests , door trim panels , or door frame crash protection for occupants . trims . RDo not install additional electrical / security Safety guidelines for the seat belt , electronic equipment on or near SRS Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) components and wiring . and air bag RKeep area between air bags and occupants Warning ! G free of objects ( e.g . packages , purses , and RDamaged umbrellas , etc . ) . seat belts or seat belts that have been subjected to stress in an accident RDo not hang items such as coat hangers Safety must be replaced . Their anchoring points from the coat hooks or handles over the must also be checked . Only use seat belts door . These items may be thrown around in installed or supplied by an authorized the vehicle and cause head and other Mercedes - Benz Center . injuries when the window curtain air bag is RAir deployed . bags and pyrotechnic Emergency Tensioning Devices ( ETDs ) contain RAir bag system components will be hot after perchlorate material , which may require an air bag has inflated . Do not touch them . special handling and regard for the RNever place your feet on the instrument environment . Check with your local panel , dashboard , or on the seat . Always government’s disposal guidelines . keep both feet on the floor in front of the California residents , see seat . www.dtsc.ca.gov / HazardousWaste / RImproper Perchlorate / index.cfm . repair work on the SRS creates a risk of rendering the SRS inoperative or RAir bags and ETDs are designed to function causing unintended air bag deployment . on a one - time - only basis . An air bag or ETD Work on the SRS must therefore only be that has deployed must be replaced . PRE - performed by qualified technicians . ® SAFE has electrically operated reversible Contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz pre - tensioners in addition to the Center . pyrotechnic ETDs . RFor your protection and the protection of RDo not pass seat belts over sharp edges . others , when scrapping the air bag unit or They could tear . ETD , our safety instructions must be RDo not make any modification that could followed . These instructions are available change the effectiveness of the seat belts . from any authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . RDo not bleach or dye seat belts as this may severely weaken them . In a crash they may RGiven the considerable deployment speed , not be able to provide adequate protection . required inflation volume , and the material of the air bags , there is the possibility of RNo modifications of any kind may be made abrasions or other , potentially more serious to any components or wiring of the SRS . injuries resulting from air bag deployment . RDo no change or remove any component or part of the SRS . If you sell your vehicle , we strongly RDo recommend that you inform the subsequent not install additional trim material , seat owner that the vehicle is equipped with SRS . covers , badges , etc . over the steering Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 40 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 40 Also refer them to the applicable section in Vehicles with OCS , USA only : The lighter the the Operator’s Manual . front passenger - side occupant , the higher the vehicle deceleration rate required for second stage inflation of the front passenger front air Front air bags bag . Observe Safety notes , see page 37 . securityG The air bags will not deploy in impacts which do not exceed the system’s preset deployment thresholds . You will then be protected by the fastened seat belts . The front air bags will not deploy in the andevent of a rollover unless the vehicle’s rate of longitudinal deceleration or acceleration Safety exceeds the preset deployment threshold for the front air bags . The front passenger front air bag will only be deployed if Rvehicles with OCS , USA only : the system , Driver’s front air bag : and front passenger based on OCS weight sensor readings , front air bag ; are designed to provide detects that the front passenger seat is increased protection for the driver and front occupied passenger against the risk of injuries to the Rthe head and thorax . 42 indicator lamp in the center console is not lit Driver and front passenger front air bag and ( USA only : ( Y page 42 ) , driver’s side knee bag are deployed Canada only : ( Y page 46 ) ) Rin the event of certain frontal impacts Rthe impact exceeds a preset deployment Rif impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold threshold ! Vehicles with BabySmart ™ air bag Rif the system determines that air bag deactivation system ( Canada only ) : Do not deployment can offer additional protection place objects heavier than 20 lb ( 9 kg ) on to that provided by the seat belt the front passenger seat . This could cause Rdepending on whether the respective seat the front or side impact air bag on the front belt is in use passenger side to deploy in a crash which Rindependently of the side impact air bags exceeds the system’s deployment and / or the window curtain air bags threshold . The front air bags in this vehicle have been Knee bag designed to inflate in two stages . This allows Knee bag = is designed to provide increased the air bags to have different rates of inflation . protection for the driver against the risk of The rate of inflation is based on the vehicle injuries to the knees , thighs and lower legs . deceleration rate as assessed by the air bag Knee bag = is located on the driver side control unit . lower instrument panel . It is designed to Vehicles with OCS , USA only : The front operate together with the driver front air bag passenger front air bag deployment is in certain frontal impacts exceeding a preset additionally influenced by the passenger’s deployment threshold . Knee bag = operates weight category as identified by the Occupant Classification System ( OCS ) ( Y page 42 ) .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 41 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 41 best in conjunction with a properly positioned Vehicles with OCS ( USA only ) : The front and fastened seat belt . passenger side impact air bag will not deploy if the OCS senses that the front passenger seat is empty and the front passenger seat Side impact air bags belt is not fastened . With the front passenger Observe Safety notes , see page 37 . G security seat empty and the seat belt fastened , the front passenger side impact air bag will Warning ! G deploy independently of the empty seat . The pressure sensors for side impact air bag Whether a seat belt is recognized as fastened control are located in the doors . Do not depends on whether or not the latch plate is and modify any components of the doors or door properly inserted into the buckle . trim panels including , for example , the The side impact air bags are not deployed in addition of door speakers . Safety side impacts which do not exceed the Improper repair work on the doors or the system’s deployment threshold . modification or addition of components to the The side air bags will not deploy in the event doors create a risk of rendering the side of a rollover unless the vehicle’s rate of lateral impact air bags inoperative or causing deceleration or acceleration exceeds the unintended air bag deployment . Work on the preset deployment threshold for the side air doors must therefore only be performed by bags . qualified technicians . Contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . ! Vehicles with BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system ( Canada only ) : 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 . Warning ! G 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 Front side impact air bags : and rear side the side impact air bags . Contact an impact air bags ; are designed to provide authorized Mercedes - Benz Center for increased protection for the thorax but not availability . the head , neck and arms . The side impact air bags are deployed Ron the impacted side of the vehicle Rin side impacts exceeding a preset deployment threshold Rregardless of whether the seat belts on the impacted side of the vehicle are in use Rindependently of the front air bags Rindependently of the ETDs Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 42 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 42 weight sensor readings from the front Window curtain air bags passenger seat . Observe Safety notes , see page 37 . G The system does not deactivate Rthe front passenger side impact air bag Rthe window curtain air securitybag Rthe Emergency Tensioning Devices ( ETDs ) To be classified correctly , the front passenger must sit and Rwith the seat belt properly fastened Rin a position that is as upright as possible Safety with the back against the seat backrest Rwith the feet on the floor Window curtain air bags : are designed to provide increased protection for the head but If the occupant’s weight is transferred to not the chest or arms . another object in the vehicle ( e.g . by leaning on armrests ) , the OCS may not be able to Window curtain air bags : are deployed properly approximate the occupant’s weight Ron the impacted side of the vehicle category . Rin side impacts exceeding a preset Furthermore , the occupant weight may deployment threshold appear to increase or decrease due to the following : objects hanging on the seat , lodged Rindependently of the front air bags underneath the seat , stuffed between the Rregardless of whether the front passenger seat and middle console or the seat and door , seat is occupied other passengers pushing on the seat , or Rregardless of whether the seat belt on the objects applying pressure to the back of the impacted side of the vehicle is in use seat . Always make sure the seat has clearance in all directions at all times . Rin certain vehicle rollovers , if the system If your seat , including the trim cover and determines that air bag deployment can cushion , needs to be serviced in any way , take offer additional protection to that provided the vehicle to an authorized Mercedes - Benz by the seat belt Center . Window curtain air bags : are not deployed Only seat accessories approved by in impacts which do not exceed the system’s Mercedes - Benz may be used . deployment threshold . Both the driver and the front passenger Window curtain air bags : deploy in the area should always use the 42 indicated by the arrows . indicator lamp as an indication of whether or not the front passenger is properly positioned . Occupant Classification System Warning ! G The Occupant Classification System ( OCS ) is If the 42 indicator lamp standard equipment in USA . illuminates when an adult or someone larger The OCS activates or deactivates the front than a small individual is in the front passenger front air bag automatically . The passenger seat , have the front passenger respective status is based on the classified occupant weight category determined by
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 43 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 43 reposition himself or herself in the seat until individual , the 42 indicator lamp the 42 indicator lamp goes out , will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds or check whether objects are caught under or when the engine is started and then go out , around the seat . indicating that the front passenger front air bag is activated . In the event of a collision , the air bag control security unit will not allow front passenger front air bag If the 42 indicator lamp is deployment when the OCS has classified the illuminated , the front passenger front air bag front passenger seat occupant as weighting is deactivated and will not be deployed . as much as or less than a typical 12 - month - If the 42 indicator lamp is not old child in a standard child restraint or if the and illuminated , the front passenger front air bag front passenger seat is classified as being is activated and will be deployed empty . Safety Rin the event of certain frontal impacts When the OCS senses that the front Rif impact exceeds a preset deployment passenger seat occupant is classified as threshold being up to or less than the weight of a typical 12 - month - old child in a standard child Rindependently of the side impact air bags restraint , the 42 indicator lamp If the front passenger front air bag is will illuminate when the engine is started and deployed , the rate of inflation will be remain illuminated , indicating that the front influenced by passenger front air bag is deactivated . Rthe rate of relevant vehicle deceleration as When the OCS senses that the front assessed by the air bag control unit passenger seat is classified as being empty , Rthe the 42 indicator lamp will front passenger’s weight category as illuminate when the engine is started and identified by the OCS remain illuminated , indicating that the front For more information on air bag display passenger front air bag is deactivated . messages in the multifunction display , see When the OCS senses that the front ( Y page 291 ) . passenger seat occupant is classified as being heavier than the weight of a typical Warning ! G 12 - month - old child seated in a standard child According to accident statistics , children are restraint or as being a small individual ( such safer when properly restrained in the rear as a young teenager or a small adult ) , the seating positions than in the front seating 42 indicator lamp will illuminate position . Thus , we strongly recommend that for approximately 6 seconds when the engine children be placed in the rear seats whenever is started and then , depending on occupant possible . Regardless of seating position , weight sensor readings from the seat , remain children 12 years old and under must be illuminated or go out . With the seated and properly secured in an appropriate 42 indicator lamp illuminated , infant restraint , toddler restraint , or booster the front passenger front air bag is seat recommended for the size and weight of deactivated . With the 42 the child . indicator lamp out , the front passenger front The infant or child restraint must be properly air bag is activated . secured with the vehicle’s seat belt , the seat When the OCS senses that the front belt and top tether strap , or lower anchors and passenger seat occupant is classified as an top tether strap , fully in accordance with the adult or someone larger than a small child seat manufacturer’s instructions . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 44 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 44 Occupants , especially children , should always front passenger seat until the system has sit as upright as possible , wear the seat belt been repaired . properly and use an appropriately sized infant A child in a rear - facing child restraint on the restraint , toddler restraint , or booster seat front passenger seat will be seriously recommended for the size and weight of the injured or even killed if the front passenger security child . front air bag inflates . Children can be killed or seriously injured by RIf you have to place a child in a forward - an inflating air bag . Note the following facing child restraint on the front passenger important information when circumstances seat , move the seat as far back as possible , require you to place a child in the andfront use the proper child restraint passenger seat : recommended for the age , size and weight SafetyR Your vehicle is equipped with air bag of the child , and secure child restraint with technology designed to deactivate the front the vehicle’s seat belt according to the child passenger front air bag in your vehicle seat manufacturer’s instructions . For when the system senses the weight of a children larger than the typical 12 - month - typical 12 - month - old child or less along old child , the front passenger front air bag with the weight of a standard appropriate may or may not be activated . child restraint on the front passenger seat . Deployment of the driver front air bag does RA child in a rear - facing child restraint on the not mean that the front passenger front air front passenger seat will be seriously bag also should have deployed . injured or even killed if the front passenger The OCS may have determined front air bag inflates in a collision which Rthat could occur under some circumstances , the seat was empty or occupied by the even with the air bag technology installed weight up to or less than that of a typical in your vehicle . The only means to 12 - month - old child seated in a standard completely eliminate this risk is to never child restraint – both of which are instances place a child in a rear - facing child restraint where the system suppresses deployment in the front seat . We therefore strongly of the front passenger front air bag even recommend that you always place a child though the impact met the criteria and was in a rear - facing child restraint in a backseat . of sufficient severity to deploy the driver front air bag RIf you must install a rear - facing child Rthat restraint on the front passenger seat the seat was occupied by a small because circumstances require you to do individual ( such as a young teenager or a so , make sure the 42 small adult ) or a child who weighs more than the weight of a typical 12 - month - old indicator lamp is illuminated , indicating child in a standard child restraint – both of that the front passenger front air bag is which are instances where the system may deactivated . Should the 42 suppress deployment of the front indicator lamp not illuminate or go out while passenger front air bag even though the the restraint is installed , please check impact met the criteria and was of installation . Periodically check the sufficient severity to deploy the driver front 42 indicator lamp while air bag driving to make sure the 42 indicator lamp is illuminated . If the 42 indicator lamp goes out or remains out , do not transport a child on the
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 45 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 45 RSit with the seat belt properly fastened in a position that is as upright as possible with your back against the seat backrest . RWhile seated , an occupant should not position him / herself in such a way as to security cause the occupant’s weight to be lifted from the seat bottom as this may result in the OCS being unable to correctly approximate the occupant’s weight and category . RRead and observe all warnings in this The 42 indicator lamp : will be Safety chapter . illuminated , except with the SmartKey removed from the starter switch or with the starter switch in position 0 . OCS Self - test Warning ! G After turning the SmartKey in the starter switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the If the red SRS indicator lamp + in the KEYLESS - GO start / stop button once or instrument cluster and the 42 twice , the 42 indicator lamp indicator lamp are lit at the same time , there illuminates . If an adult occupant is properly is a malfunction in the OCS . The front sitting on the front passenger seat and the passenger front air bag will be deactivated in system classifies the occupant as an adult , this case . Have the system checked as soon the 42 indicator lamp will as possible by qualified technicians . Contact illuminate and go out after approximately an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . 6 seconds . Only have the seat repaired or replaced at an If the seat is not occupied and the system authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . classifies the front passenger seat as being In order to ensure proper operation of the air empty , the 42 indicator lamp bag system and OCS : will illuminate and not go out . RDo not place more than 4.4 lb ( 2 kg ) into Warning ! the parcel net on the back of the front G passenger seat . Otherwise , the OCS may If the 42 indicator lamp does not not be able to properly approximate the illuminate , the system is not functioning . You occupant weight category . must contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center before seating any child on the front RDo not place objects under and / or around passenger seat . the front passenger seat . RDo not hang anything from or attach any For more information , see the “ Practical items to the seats . hints ” section ( Y page 322 ) . RDo not stuff objects such as books between Warning ! G the front passenger seat and the center Never place anything between seat cushion console or front passenger door . and child seat ( e.g . pillow ) , since it reduces RDo not move the front passenger seat the effectiveness of the OCS . The bottom and backwards against stiff objects . back of the child seat must make full contact with the passenger seat cushion and backrest . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 46 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 46 If necessary , adjust the tilt of the passenger child seat , which operates with the seat backrest . BabySmart ™ system installed in the vehicle to deactivate the front passenger front air An incorrectly mounted child seat could cause bag when it is installed properly . Otherwise injuries to the child in case of an accident , they will be struck by the air bag when it instead of increasing protection for the child . security inflates in a crash . If this happens , serious Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for or fatal injury will result . installation of child seats . RA child in a rear - facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will be seriously and injured or even killed if the front passenger BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation front air bag inflates in a collision which system could occur under some Safetycircumstances , The BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system even with the air bag technology installed is standard equipment in Canada . in your vehicle . The only means to completely eliminate this risk is to never Warning ! G place a child in a rear - facing child restraint According to accident statistics , children are in the front seat . We therefore strongly safer when properly restrained in the rear recommend that you always place a child seating positions than in the front seating in a rear - facing child restraint in a backseat . position . Thus , we strongly recommend that RIf children you must install a BabySmart ™ be placed in the rear seats whenever compatible rear - facing child restraint on possible . Regardless of seating position , the front passenger seat because children 12 years old and under must be circumstances require you to do so , make seated and properly secured in an appropriate sure the 42 indicator lamp is infant restraint , toddler restraint , or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of illuminated , indicating that the front the child . passenger front air bag is deactivated . Should the 42 indicator lamp The infant or child restraint must be properly not illuminate or go out while the restraint secured with the vehicle’s seat belt , the seat is installed , please check installation . belt and top tether strap , or lower anchors and Periodically check the 42 top tether strap , fully in accordance with the indicator lamp while driving to make sure child seat manufacturer’s instructions . the 42 indicator lamp is Occupants , especially children , should always illuminated . If the 42 indicator sit as upright as possible , wear the seat belt lamp goes out or remains out , do not properly and use an appropriately sized infant transport a child on the front passenger restraint , toddler restraint , or booster seat seat until the system has been repaired . recommended for the size and weight of the child . A child in a rear - facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will be seriously Children can be killed or seriously injured by injured or even killed if the front passenger an inflating air bag . Note the following front air bag inflates . important information when circumstances require you to place a child in the front RIf you have to place a child in a forward - passenger seat : facing child restraint on the front passenger seat , move the seat as far back as possible , RChildren 12 years old and under must never use the proper child restraint ride in the front seat , except in a Mercedes - recommended for the age , size and weight Benz authorized BabySmart ™ compatible
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 47 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 47 The system does not deactivate of the child , and secure child restraint with the vehicle’s seat belt according to the child Rthe side impact air bag seat manufacturer’s instructions . Rthe window curtain air bag Rthe Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) Warning ! G security When using a BabySmart ™ compatible child seat on the front passenger seat , the front Self - test BabySmart ™ without special passenger front air bag will not deploy only if child seat installed the 42 indicator lamp remains After turning the SmartKey in the starter illuminated . and switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the Please be sure to check the 42 KEYLESS - GO start / stop button once or indicator lamp every time you use a Safety twice , the 42 indicator lamp BabySmart ™ compatible child seat on the comes on for approximately 6 seconds and front passenger seat . Should the then goes out . 42 indicator lamp go out while If the 42 indicator lamp should the restraint is installed , please check not come on or is continuously lit , the system installation . If the 42 indicator is not functioning . You must see an lamp remains out , do not use the authorized Mercedes - Benz Center before BabySmart ™ restraint to transport a child on seating any child on the front passenger seat . the front passenger seat until the system has More information can be found in the been repaired . “ Practical hints ” section ( Y page 322 ) . Warning ! G Do not place powered - on laptops , mobile 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 BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system . Such signal interference may cause the 42 indicator lamp not to come on during self - test . The SRS indicator lamp + and / or the 42 indicator lamp could be Special BabySmart ™ compatible child seats , continuously lit , indicating that the system is designed for use with the Mercedes - Benz not functioning . The front passenger front air system , are required for use with the bag could deploy inadvertently or fail to BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system . deploy in an accident . Please contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center for information on availability . With Warning ! G the special child seat installed properly , the The BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system front passenger front air bag will not deploy . will ONLY work with a special child seat The 42 indicator lamp : will be designed to operate with it . It will not work illuminated , except with the SmartKey with child seats which are not BabySmart ™ removed from the starter switch or with the compatible . starter switch in position 0 . Never place anything between seat cushion and child seat ( e.g . pillow ) , since it reduces Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 48 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 48 Warning ! the effectiveness off the BabySmart ™ air bag G deactivation system . The bottom of the child Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat seat must make full contact with the front backrest in an excessively reclined position as passenger seat cushion . An incorrectly this can be dangerous . You could slide under mounted child seat could cause injuries to the the seat belt in a collision . If you slide under security child in case of an accident , instead of it , the seat belt would apply force at the protecting the child . abdomen or neck . That could cause serious Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for or even fatal injuries . The seat backrest and installation of special child seats . seat belt provide the best restraint when the wearer is in a position that is as upright andas possible and the seat belt is properly positioned on the body . Seat Safetybelts Warning ! Safety notes G Never let more people ride in the vehicle than The use of seat belts and infant and child there are seat belts available . Make sure restraint systems is required by law in all 50 everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly states , the District of Columbia , the U.S . restrained with a separate seat belt . Never territories and all Canadian provinces . use a seat belt for more than one person at a Even where this is not the case , all vehicle time . occupants should have their seat belts fastened whenever the vehicle is in motion . Warning ! G For information on infants and children Damaged seat belts or seat belts that have with you in the vehicle and restraint traveling been subjected to stress in an accident must systems for infants and children , see be replaced . Also , the seat belt anchoring “ Children in the vehicle ” ( Y page 55 ) . points must be checked . Only use seat belts which have been approved Warning ! G by Mercedes - Benz . Always fasten your seat belt before driving off . Do not make any modifications to the seat Always make sure all of your passengers are belts . This can lead to unintended activation properly restrained . You and your passengers of the ETDs or to their failure to activate when should always wear seat belts . necessary . Failure to wear and properly fasten and Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may position your seat belt greatly increases your severely weaken them . In a crash they may risk of injuries and their likely severity in an not be able to provide adequate protection . accident . Have all work carried out only by qualified If you are ever in an accident , your injuries can technicians . Contact an authorized be considerably more severe without your Mercedes - Benz Center . 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 Proper use of seat belts it . You can be seriously injured or killed . Warning ! G In the same crash , the possibility of injury or USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY death is lessened if you are properly wearing your seat belt . The air bags can only protect RSeat belts can only protect when used as intended if the occupants are properly properly . Never wear seat belts in any other wearing their seat belts .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 49 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 49 RNever way than as described in this section , as wear seat belts over rigid or that could result in serious injuries in case breakable objects in or on your clothing , of an accident . such as eyeglasses , pens , keys etc . , as these might cause injuries . REach occupant should wear their seat belt RMake at all times , because seat belts help reduce sure the seat belt is always fitted security the likelihood of and potential severity of snugly . Take special care of this when injuries in accidents , including rollovers . wearing loose clothing . The integrated restraint system includes RNever use a seat belt for more than one SRS ( driver front air bag , driver side knee person at a time . Do not fasten a seat belt and bag , front passenger front air bag , side around a person and another person or impact air bags , window curtain air bags for other objects at the same time . door windows ) , Emergency Tensioning Safety RSeat belts should not be worn twisted . In a Devices ( ETDs ) , seat belt force limiters , and crash , you would not have the full width of front seat knee bolsters . the seat belt to distribute impact forces . The system is designed to enhance the The twisted seat belt against your body protection offered to properly belted could cause injuries . occupants in certain frontal ( front air bags , RPregnant women should also always use a driver side knee bag and ETDs ) and side lap / shoulder belt . The lap belt portion ( side impact air bags , window curtain air should be positioned as low as possible on bags , and ETDs ) impacts which exceed the hips to avoid any possible pressure on preset deployment thresholds and in the abdomen . certain rollovers ( window curtain air bags and ETDs ) . RPlace the seat backrest in a position that is RNever as upright as possible . wear the shoulder belt under your arm , against your neck or off your shoulder . RCheck your seat belt during travel to make In a frontal crash , your body would move sure it is properly positioned . too far forward . That would increase the RNever place your feet on the instrument chance of head and neck injuries . The seat panel , dashboard , or on the seat . Always belt would also apply too much force to the keep both feet on the floor in front of the ribs or abdomen , which could severely seat . injure internal organs such as your liver or RWhen spleen . using a seat belt to secure infant restraints , toddler restraints , or children in Adjust the seat belt so that the shoulder booster seats , always follow the child seat section is located as close as possible to manufacturer’s instructions . the middle of the shoulder . It should not touch the neck . Never pass the shoulder Warning ! G portion of the seat belt under your arm . For Do not pass seat belts over sharp edges . They this purpose , you can adjust the height of could tear . the seat belt outlet . Do not allow the seat belt to get caught in the RPosition the lap belt as low as possible on door or in the seat adjustment mechanism . your hips and not across the abdomen . If This could damage the seat belt . the lap belt is positioned across your abdomen , it could cause serious injuries in Never attempt to make modifications to seat a crash . belts . This could impair the effectiveness of the seat belts . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 50 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 50 Fastening the seat belts Warning ! G According to accident statistics , children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front securityseating 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 and seated and properly secured in an appropriately sized infant restraint , toddler Safety restraint , or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the child . For additional information , see “ Children in the vehicle ” . A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is significantly increased if the child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle and / or the child is not properly secured in the child X With a smooth motion , pull the seat belt out restraint . of seat belt outlet : . Warning ! G X Place the shoulder portion of the seat belt Vehicles with BabySmart ™ air bag across the top of your shoulder and the lap deactivation system , Canada only : Children portion across your hips . 12 years old and under must never ride in the X Push latch plate ; into buckle = until it front seat , except in a Mercedes - Benz clicks . authorized BabySmart ™ compatible child Seat belt adjustment function : The seat seat , which operates with the BabySmart ™ belts on both front seats adjust to the system installed in the vehicle to deactivate upper body automatically as necessary the front passenger front air bag when it is ( Y page 51 ) . installed properly . Otherwise they will be X If necessary , adjust the seat belt to the struck by the air bag when it inflates in a correct height ( Y page 51 ) . crash . If this happens , serious or fatal injury X If necessary , tighten the lap portion to a will result . snug fit by pulling shoulder portion up . All lap / shoulder belts except the driver’s seat belt have special seat belt retractors to secure child restraints properly . For more information on special seat belt retractors , see “ Infant and child restraint system ” ( Y page 56 ) . To release the seat belt with seat belt release button ? , see ( Y page 51 ) .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 51 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 51 Seat belt outlet height adjustment Releasing the seat belts X Press seat belt release button ? ( Y page 50 ) . Allow the retractor to completely rewind the seat belt by guiding latch plate ; security ( Y page 50 ) . ! Make sure the seat belt retracts completely . Otherwise the seat belt and / or latch plate could get caught or pinched in and the door or in the seat mechanism . This can damage the seat belt and impair its Safety effectiveness , and / or cause damage to the X Raising : Slide the seat belt outlet height door and / or door trim panel . Such damage adjuster upward . is not covered by the Mercedes - Benz The seat belt outlet height adjuster Limited Warranty . engages in different positions . Damaged seat belts must be replaced . X Lowering : Press and hold release Contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz button : . Center . X Slide the seat belt outlet height adjuster downward . Enhanced seat belt reminder system X Release button : and make sure the seat When the engine is started , the seat belt belt outlet height adjuster engages into telltale 7 will always illuminate for place . 6 seconds to remind you and your passengers to fasten your seat belts . Seat belt adjustment function If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened when the engine is started , an additional warning The seat belt adjustment function adjusts the chime will sound . The warning chime goes out seat belts on both front seats to the upper after approximately 6 seconds or once the body of the respective vehicle occupant . The driver’s seat belt is fastened . seat belt will be pulled slightly tighter for that purpose when If after these 6 seconds the driver’s or the front passenger’s seat belt ( with the front Ryou engage the latch plate into the buckle passenger seat occupied ) is not fastened with and then turn the SmartKey in the starter front doors closed , switch to position 2 Rthe seat belt telltale 7 remains Rthe SmartKey in the starter switch is in illuminated for as long as either the driver’s position 2 and you then engage the latch or front passenger’s seat belt is not plate in the buckle fastened . The seat belt adjustment function takes place Rand if the vehicle speed once exceeds with a certain amount of retracting force 15 mph ( 25 km / h ) , the seat belt telltale when the system senses slack between the 7 starts flashing and a warning chime vehicle occupant and the seat belt . Do not sounds with increasing intensity for a retain the seat belt during this procedure . You maximum of 60 seconds or until the can activate or deactivate the seat belt driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt are adjustment function via the control system fastened . ( Y page 139 ) . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 52 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 52 If you and / or your passenger release the activate with or without the respective seat seat belt during driving , the seat belt belts fastened . telltale 7 starts flashing and the an impact , the ETDs remove slack from the In chime sounds as described before . warning seat belts in such a way that the seat belts fit more snugly against the body . Seat belt force If the driver’s or the front passenger’s seat security limiters , when activated , are employed to belt remains unfastened after 60 seconds , help reduce the peak force exerted by the the warning chime stops sounding , the seat seat belts on occupants during a crash . belt telltale 7 stops flashing but continues to be illuminated . i The ETDs do not correct an incorrect seat After a vehicle standstill , the warning andchime position or incorrectly worn seat belts . is reactivated and the seat belt telltale The ETDs do not pull occupants back 7 is flashing again if the vehicle speed Safety toward the seat backrest . once exceeds 15 mph ( 25 km / h ) . Warning ! G The seat belt telltale 7 will only go out if Pyrotechnic ETDs that were activated must be both the driver’s and the front passenger’s replaced . seat belt ( with the front passenger seat For your safety , when disposing of the occupied ) are fastened , or the vehicle is pyrotechnic ETDs always follow our safety standing still and a front door is opened . instructions . These are available at any For more information , see “ Practical hints ” authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . ( Y page 317 ) . ® The PRE - SAFE system has electrically operated reversible pre - tensioners that do Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) , not require replacement after activation . seat belt force limiter The seat belts for the front seats and second row outer seats are equipped with ETDs and Preventive occupant safety ( PRE - seat belt force limiters . The seat belts for the ® SAFE ) third - row seats are equipped with ETDs . The ETDs are designed to activate in the Warning ! G ® following cases : system is intended to reduce The PRE - SAFE Rin the effects of an accident on vehicle frontal or rear - end impacts exceeding occupants who are wearing their seat belt the system’s preset deployment threshold properly . Despite your vehicle being equipped Rin side impacts exceeding the system’s ® with the PRE - SAFE system , the possibility of preset deployment threshold on the far personal injuries occurring as a result of an side of the impact accident cannot be eliminated . Therefore , Rin certain vehicle rollovers always drive carefully and adjust your driving Rif to the prevailing road , weather , and traffic the restraint systems are operational and conditions . functioning correctly , see “ SRS indicator lamp ” ( Y page 36 ) The ETDs for the front seats will only activate if the front seat belts are fastened ( latch plate properly inserted into buckle ) . The ETDs for the rear outer seats ( second - row seats ) or rear seats ( third - row seats ) will
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 53 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 53 ® ! When moving the seats , make sure there The PRE - SAFE system takes preventive are no items in the footwell or behind the measures to better protect the occupants seats . Otherwise , you could damage the from the possibility of personal injuries in the seats and / or the items . following hazardous situations : Remergency For information on the seat belt adjustment braking maneuvers with the security function as an integrated comfort feature of Brake Assist System ( BAS ) ( Y page 63 ) ® activated , see ( Y page 51 ) . PRE - SAFE Rcritical dynamic driving situations , e.g . when the vehicle has been caused to NECK - PRO active front head and understeer or oversteer because it has restraints exceeded its physical limitations or in case Safety of evasive steering maneuvers at speeds The NECK - PRO active front head restraints above approximately 85 mph ( 140 km / h ) are intended to offer the driver and front passenger increased protection from ® PRE - SAFE takes the following measures whiplash - type injuries . In the event of a rear - when it is activated : collision , the NECK - PRO active front head end RThe front seat belts are pre - tensioned restraints on the front seats are designed to automatically . move forward in the direction of travel . They RVehicles with front passenger seat memory thus provide the head with increased support function : If the passenger seat is in an earlier on in the collision sequence . The unfavorable position , the seat will be NECK - PRO active front head restraints will adjusted to a position that seeks to better move forward whether the seats are occupied protect the occupant . or not . RIf the vehicle is in a critical dynamic driving Warning ! G situation , the door windows close , except Do not attach any objects ( e.g . hangers ) to the for a minimal gap that remains open . head restraint posts . Otherwise , the NECK - RVehicles with power tilt / sliding sunroof : If PRO active front head restraints may not be the vehicle is in a critical dynamic driving able to function properly or offer the intended situation , the tilt / sliding sunroof also degree of protection they were designed for closes , except for a minimal gap that in the event of a rear - end collision . remains open . Warning ! G If the closing procedure of any of these Only use seat or head restraint covers which elements is blocked , it will stop and open have been tested and approved by Mercedes - slightly . Benz for your vehicle model . Once the hazardous situation no longer exists Using other seat or head restraint covers may and an accident has been avoided , the seat interfere with or prevent the activation of the belt pre - tensioning is deactivated . All of the NECK - PRO active front head restraints and / ® PRE - SAFE settings can be re - adjusted or the deployment of the front side impact air following the critical driving event . bags . If the seat belts do not release : Contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center X Adjust the seat backrest or seat slightly to for availability . the rear until the seat belt tension is When the NECK - PRO active front head reduced . restraints have been triggered in an accident , The locking mechanism releases . the NECK - PRO active front head restraints Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 54 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 54 must be reset . Otherwise , the NECK - PRO active front head restraints cannot offer any additional protection in the event of another rear - end collision . For information on resetting the activated security NECK - PRO active front head restraints , see “ Resetting activated head restraints ” ( Y page 325 ) . You cannot remove the NECK - PRO active front head andrestraints . Warning ! G Safety For your protection , drive only with properly positioned head restraints . 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 . This will reduce the potential for injury to the head and neck in the event of an accident or similar situation . Steering wheel For information on head restraint adjustment , Observe Safety notes , see page 91 . G see “ Head restraint height ” ( Y page 83 ) , or X Position steering wheel : properly . See see “ Head restraint fore and aft adjustment ” ( Y page 91 ) for manual adjustment and ( Y page 83 ) . ( Y page 91 ) for electrical adjustment . Make sure : RYou Correct driver seat adjustment can reach the steering wheel with your arms slightly bent at the elbows . Warning ! G RYou can move your legs freely . In order to avoid possible loss of vehicle RAll control the following must be done before the displays ( including malfunction and vehicle is put into motion : indicator lamps ) on the instrument cluster are clearly visible . Rseat adjustment Rhead restraint adjustment Seat belt Rsteering wheel adjustment Observe Safety notes , see page 48 . G Rrear view mirror adjustment X Fasten and position your seat belt ; Rfastening of seat belts correctly ( Y page 50 ) .
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 55 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 55 Make sure : Children in the vehicle RThe seat belt is always fitted snugly . Safety notes RAdjust the seat belt so that the shoulder If an infant or child is traveling with you in the section is located as close as possible to vehicle : the middle of the shoulder . security X Secure the child using an infant or child RPlace the lap portion of the seat belt as low appropriate to the age and size of restraint as possible on your hips . the child . X Make sure the infant or child is properly Seat and head restraint and secured at all times while the vehicle is in motion . Observe Safety notes , see page 81 . G Safety X Position seat = and head restraint Warning ! G properly . See ( Y page 82 ) for seat and When leaving the vehicle , always remove the head restraint adjustment . SmartKey from the starter switch . Always Observe the following points : take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle . Do not leave children unattended in RAlways be in a properly seated position . the vehicle , even if they are secured in a child RThe position should be as far rearward from restraint system , or with access to an the front air bag in the steering wheel as unlocked vehicle . A child’s unsupervised possible , while still permitting proper access to a vehicle could result in an accident operation of vehicle controls . and / or serious personal injury . The children RAdjust the seat to a comfortable seating could position that still allows you to reach the Rinjure themselves on parts of the vehicle accelerator / brake pedal safely . Rbe seriously or fatally injured through RThe seat must be adjusted so that you can excessive exposure to extreme heat or cold correctly fasten and position your seat belt . Rinjure themselves or cause an accident with RThe seat backrest must be in a position that vehicle equipment that can be operated is as nearly upright as possible . even if the SmartKey is removed from the RAdjust the seat cushion so that the front starter switch or removed from the vehicle , edge of the seat cushion lightly supports such as seat adjustment , steering wheel your legs . adjustment , or the memory function RAdjust the head restraint so that it is as If children open a door , they could injure other close to the head as possible and the persons or get out of the vehicle and injure center of the head restraint supports the themselves or be injured by following traffic . back of the head at eye level . Do not expose the child restraint system to direct sunlight . The child restraint system’s RNever place hands under the seat or near metal parts , for example , could become very any moving parts while the seat is being hot , and the child could be burned by these adjusted . parts . Warning ! G Do not carry heavy or hard objects in the passenger or cargo compartment unless they are firmly secured in place . Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 56 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 56 Warning ! Unsecured or improperly positioned cargo G increases a child’s risk of injury in the event Never release the seat belt buckle while the of vehicle is in motion , since the special seat belt Rstrong braking maneuvers retractor will be deactivated . Rsudden changes of direction security i Information on child seats with mounting Ran accident fittings for tether anchorages ( Y page 58 ) . Infant and child restraint systems For information on LATCH - type child seat and anchors ( Y page 59 ) . Observe Safety notes , see page 55 . G The use of infant or child restraints is required We recommend all infants and children be Safety by law in all 50 states , the District of properly restrained at all times while the Columbia , the U.S . territories and all vehicle is in motion . Canadian provinces . Canada only : Infants and small children should be seated Only use a BabySmart ™ compatible child in an appropriate infant or child restraint restraint for the front passenger seat in this system . They must be properly secured in vehicle . accordance with the manufacturer’s All lap / shoulder belts except the driver’s seat instructions for the child restraint . All infant belt have special seat belt retractors for or child restraint systems must comply with secure fastening of child restraints . U.S . Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards To fasten a child restraint , follow the child 213 and 225 and Canadian Motor Vehicle restraint manufacturer’s instructions for Safety Standards 213 and 210.2 . mounting . A statement by the child restraint To activate the special seat belt retractor : manufacturer of compliance with these X standards can be found on the instruction Pull the shoulder belt out completely and label on the restraint and in the instruction let it retract . manual provided with the restraint . During seat belt retraction , a ratcheting When using any infant restraint , toddler sound can be heard to indicate that the restraint , or booster seat , make sure to special seat belt retractor is activated . carefully read and follow all manufacturer’s The seat belt is now locked . instructions for installation and use . X Push down on child restraint to take up any Please read and observe warning labels slack . affixed to the inside of the vehicle and to To deactivate the special seat belt retractor : infant or child restraints . X Release the seat belt buckle and let the Warning ! G seat belt retract completely . According to accident statistics , children are The seat belt can then again be used in the safer when properly restrained in the rear usual manner . seating positions than in the front seating To deactivate the special seat belt retractor position . Thus , we strongly recommend that for the front passenger seat , the front children be placed in the rear seats whenever passenger seat must be in the most backward possible . Regardless of seating position , position . children 12 years old and under must be seated and properly secured in an appropriate
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 57 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 57 RA infant restraint , toddler restraint , or booster child in a rear - facing child restraint on the seat recommended for the size and weight of front passenger seat will be seriously the child . injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates in a collision which The infant or child restraint must be properly could occur under some circumstances , secured with the vehicle’s seat belt , the seat security even with the air bag technology installed belt and top tether strap , or lower anchors and in your vehicle . The only means to top tether strap , fully in accordance with the completely eliminate this risk is to never child seat manufacturer’s instructions . place a child in a rear - facing child restraint Occupants , especially children , should always in the front seat . We therefore strongly and sit as upright as possible , wear the seat belt recommend that you always place a child properly and use an appropriately sized infant in a rear - facing child restraint in a backseat . restraint , toddler restraint , or booster seat Safety RIf recommended for the size and weight of the you must install a rear - facing child child . restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do Children can be killed or seriously injured by so , make sure the 42 an inflating air bag . Note the following indicator lamp is illuminated , indicating important information when circumstances that the front passenger front air bag is require you to place a child in the front deactivated . Should the 42 passenger seat : indicator lamp not illuminate or go out while RUSA only : Your vehicle is equipped with air the restraint is installed , please check bag technology designed to deactivate the installation . Periodically check the front passenger front air bag in your vehicle 42 indicator lamp while when the system senses the weight of a driving to make sure the 42 typical 12 - month - old child or less along indicator lamp is illuminated . If the with the weight of a standard appropriate 42 indicator lamp goes out or child restraint on the front passenger seat . remains out , do not transport a child on the RUSA only : For children larger than the front passenger seat until the system has typical 12 - month - old child , the front been repaired . passenger front air bag may or may not be A child in a rear - facing child restraint on the activated . Always make sure the front passenger seat will be seriously 42 indicator lamp is injured or even killed if the front passenger illuminated , indicating that the front front air bag inflates . passenger front air bag is deactivated . RIf you have to place a child in a forward - RCanada only : Children 12 years old and facing child restraint on the front passenger under must never ride in the front seat , seat , move the seat as far back as possible , except in a Mercedes - Benz authorized use the proper child restraint BabySmart ™ compatible child seat , which recommended for the age , size and weight operates with the BabySmart ™ system of the child , and secure child restraint with installed in the vehicle to deactivate the the vehicle’s seat belt according to the child front passenger front air bag when it is seat manufacturer’s instructions . installed properly . Otherwise they will be struck by the air bag when it inflates in a Warning ! G crash . If this happens , serious or fatal injury Infants and small children should never share will result . a seat belt with another occupant . During an Z
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X164_AKB ; 4 ; 51 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 23T09 : 27 : 13 + 01 : 00 - Seite 58 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 58 Top tether straps enable an additional accident , they could be crushed between the connection to be made between child occupant and seat belt . restraint systems secured with LATCH - type A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is anchors and rear seats . This can further significantly increased if the child restraints reduce the risk of injury . are not properly secured in the vehicle and / security or 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 and shoulder belt across chest and shoulder , not face or neck . A booster seat may be necessary to achieve proper seat Safetybelt positioning for children over 41 lb ( 18 kg ) until they reach a height where a lap / shoulder belt fits properly without a booster . When the child restraint is not in use , remove X Press in lower part of anchorage ring it from the vehicle or secure it with the seat cover : on the seat backrest on which a belt to prevent the child restraint from child seat is to be installed . becoming a projectile in the event of an accident . X Pull on upper part of anchorage ring cover : to remove cover . Installation of infant and child restraint X Store anchorage ring cover : in a systems convenient place ( e.g . glove box ) . Observe Safety notes , see page 55 . G Warning ! G Always lock the seat backrests in their upright position when the rear seats are occupied by passengers . Lock the seat backrests in their upright position after installing top tether straps or when the extended cargo compartment is not in use . Make sure that seat backrests are secured properly by pushing and pulling on the seat backrests . If a seat backrest is not locked properly , the X Move the respective head restraint to its seat backrest could fold . The child seat would uppermost position ( Y page 88 ) . no longer be supported properly or positioned to provide its intended benefit . That could cause serious or even fatal injuries . This vehicle is equipped with tether anchorages for a top tether strap at the second - row seat backrest . For installing an infant and child restraint system at the third - row seats , use the cargo tie - down rings in the cargo compartment ( Y page 199 ) .
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