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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 1 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 M - Class Operator’s Manual
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 1645841283 É1645841283uËÍ
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 2 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211 Practical hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 , 307 115V AC Socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198 Messages in the multifunction 3 - zone automatic climate control display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 see Climate control system OCS ( Occupant Classification 4 - ETS System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 see ETS / 4 - ETS Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 4MATIC Side impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 see All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) Window curtain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Air conditioning refrigerant and A lubricant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 , 180 ABS ( Antilock Brake System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 300 Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIRMATIC / Compass menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Messages in the multifunction Air pressure display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 , 286 see Tire inflation pressure Accessory weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Air pressure ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Accidents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Air pump ( electric ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 , 182 Distance warning function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Air suspension program Emergency calls ( Tele Aid ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Comfortable driving style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 NECK - PRO active front head Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Messages in the multifunction Active Bi - Xenon headlamps display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Messages in the multifunction Sporty driving style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Suspension tuning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 see Headlamps Vehicle level control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 Adaptive Damping System Air volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 , 181 see ADS ® Alarm system AdBlue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 , 363 see Anti - theft systems ® Capacity , AdBlue tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Alignment bolt ( vehicle tool Refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 , 329 Additives All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Alternator Gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Messages in the multifunction Address change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 , 292 ADS ( Adaptive Damping System ) . . . . . 156 Alternator ( Technical data ) Advanced Tire Pressure see Vehicle specification Monitoring System ( Advanced AMG menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 TPMS ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 Anticorrosion / antifreeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Messages in the multifunction Antilock Brake System display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 , 298 see ABS Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Anti - theft systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Emergency call upon deployment . . 200 Anti - theft alarm system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Front , driver and passenger . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Front passenger front air bag off Aquaplaning indicator lamp ( Canada see Hydroplaning only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 , 307
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 5 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 5 Armrest , front Batteries , SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Storage compartment Checking condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Ashtrays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Replacing Battery , Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Aspect ratio ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Charging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337 Audio / DVD menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338 Auto - dimming rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . 89 Messages in the multifunction Automatic central locking . . . . . . . . . . 74 , 135 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 , 292 Automatic headlamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Bead ( tire ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Automatic interior lighting control . . . . 97 Beverage holders Automatic locking when driving . . . . . . 135 see Cup holders Automatic shift program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Bleeding the fuel system ( diesel Automatic transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 engine ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Automatic shift program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 BlueTEC Emergency operation ( limp - home ® mode ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 AdBlue tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 ® Gear range indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 AdBlue tank capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Gear ranges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Brake fluid Gear selector lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 Hill - start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Messages in the multifunction Kickdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Kickdown ( manual shift program ) . . 117 Brake lamps Manual shift program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 One - touch gearshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Brake pads Program mode indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Messages in the multifunction Program mode selector switch display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 ( automatic shift program ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Program mode selector switch High - performance brake system . . . . 248 ( manual shift program ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 , 249 Shifting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Steering wheel gearshift control . . . . 115 Break - in period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Towing a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Bug cover ( Radiator ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Transmission position indicator . . . . . 112 Bulbs Transmission positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 see Replacing bulbs AUX socket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Axle oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 C CAC ( Customer Assistance Center ) . . . 23 B California retail buyers and BabySmart ™ lessees , important notice for . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Air bag deactivation system . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Calls ( phone ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Self - test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Can holders Backrest see Cup holders see Seats Capacities and recommended Backup lamps fuel / lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Messages in the multifunction Cargo compartment display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Bar ( air pressure unit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Cargo volume , expanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 BAS ( Brake Assist System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Cover blind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 6 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 6 Air recirculation mode . . . . . . . . . . . 172 , 182 Fuse box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Air volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 , 181 Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Automatic mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 , 179 Tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Climate control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167 Cargo compartment cover blind . . . . . . 190 Deactivating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 , 178 Cargo net . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191 Front defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 , 181 Cargo tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Residual heat and Carpets , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 , 183 Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 , 179 Center console Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 132 Lower part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Cockpit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Upper part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cold tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Central locking Collapsible tire ( spare wheel ) . . . . . . . . . . 358 Automatic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 , 135 Collapsible wheel chock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 COMAND system Locking / unlocking from inside . . . . . . . . 74 see separate COMAND system SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 operating instructions Central locking / unlocking switch . . . . . 74 Combination switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Certification label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Comfort submenu Children in the vehicle Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Fold - in function for exterior rear BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Seat belt adjustment feature . . . . . . . . . 136 Child safety locks ( rear doors ) . . . . . . . . . 59 Compass Child seat anchors – LATCH - type . . . . 58 Calling up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Indicator lamp , front passenger Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 front air bag off ( Canada only ) . . . . . . . . . 45 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Indicator lamp , front passenger Multifunction steering wheel . . . . . . . . . 119 front air bag off ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Resetting to factory settings . . . . . . . . . . 129 Infant and child restraint systems . . . . 55 Control system menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 OCS ( Occupant Classification System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 AIRMATIC / Compass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Override switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 AMG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Audio / DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Tether anchorage points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Top tether . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 Child safety Off - road Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 see Children in the vehicle Standard display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Child seat anchors – LATCH - type Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 see Children in the vehicle Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Chrome - plated exhaust tip , Vehicle configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Vehicle status message memory . . . 128 Cigarette lighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196 Control system submenus Climate control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Comfort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 3 - zone automatic climate control . . 173 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Air conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 , 178 Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Air conditioning refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Time / Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Air distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 , 180 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 7 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 7 Digital clock Coolant see Clock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 Anticorrosion / antifreeze Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Digital speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Dimensions ( vehicle ) Messages in the multifunction see Vehicle specification display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Direction of rotation ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233 Corner - illuminating front fog Displays lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Digital speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Activating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Maintenance service indicator . . . . . . . 260 Canceling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Messages in the multifunction Changing the set speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 Last stored speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Outside temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 , 131 Messages in the mutlifunction Symbol messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Text messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Resume function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Trip computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Setting current speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Vehicle status message memory . . . 128 Cup holders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Vehicle system settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Curb weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Customer Assistance Center ( CAC ) . . . 23 Cleaning system sensor cover . . . . . . . 265 Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 Customer Relations Department . . . . . . . 23 Distance warning function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Distance warning D lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 , 304 Dashboard Driving with . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 see Instrument cluster Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Data recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Messages in the multifunction Date , Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Resume function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 Switching on or off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Sensor cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Deep water Speed settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 see Standing water Door control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Defroster Door handles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Rear window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Doors Windshield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 , 181 Child safety locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Delayed shut - off Locking / unlocking ( KEYLESS - GO ) . . . 71 Exterior lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Locking / unlocking ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . 70 Interior lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Messages in the multifunction Department of Transportation display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 see DOT Opening from inside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Diesel engine Remote door unlock ( Tele Aid ) . . . . . . . 203 Preglow indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Unlocking ( Mechanical key ) . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Diesel fuel DOT ( Department of see Fuel Transportation ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Difficulties Downhill Speed Regulation While driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 see DSR With starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Drinking and driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 8 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 8 Electronic Stability Program Driving ® Abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 see ESP Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Electronic Traction System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 , 246 Instructions see ETS / 4 - ETS In winter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Emergency , in case of Off - road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 First aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 , 201 Through standing water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Towing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 With Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Emergency calls Driving and parking Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Emergency engine shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Driving off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 , 249 Emergency operations Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Limp - home mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Remote door unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 BAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Emergency Tensioning Device EBP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 see ETD ® ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Emission control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 ETS / 4 - ETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Information label . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 Driving systems System warranties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Air suspension program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Engine All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159 Break - in recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144 Compartment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) . . 152 Malfunction indicator Hill - start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 305 Off - road driving program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 Messages in the multifunction Parktronic system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Rear view camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 Driving tips , automatic Starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Turning off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 DSR ( Downhill Speed Regulation ) . . . . 152 Engine ( Technical data ) Messages in the multifunction see Vehicle specification display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Engine compartment Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Engine coolant E see Coolant Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 , 136 Engine oil EBP ( Electronic Brake Adding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Proportioning ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Electrical system Checking level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 Improper work on or Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 modifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Messages in the multifunction Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Electrical system ( Technical data ) see Vehicle specification
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 9 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 9 94 Oil dipstick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . engine oils and oil Recommended Messages in the multifunction filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 , 296 ® Fold - in function for exterior rear ESP ( Electronic Stability view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Program ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Four - wheel drive ETS / 4 - ETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 see All - wheel drive ( 4MATIC ) Messages in the multifunction Front air bags display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 , 286 ® see Air bags Off - road ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Front axle oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 Trailer stabilization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Front lamps Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 see Headlamps ETD ( Emergency Tensioning Front passenger front air bag . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Device ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Messages in the multifunction Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 ETS / 4 - ETS ( Electronic Traction Front passenger front air bag off System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 indicator lamp ( Canada only ) . . . . . 45 , 307 Express operation Front passenger front air bag off Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 indicator lamp ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . . . 42 , 307 Tilt / sliding sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Front seat head restraints Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 see Head restraints Exterior rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 , 362 Fold - in function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 Parking position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Capacity , fuel tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Power folding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Diesel fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 , 362 Exterior view of vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Drive sensibly – safe fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Fuel consumption statistics . . . . . . . . . . . 138 F Fuel filler flap and cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Fastening the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Fuel tank reserve warning First aid kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 305 Flat tire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Premium unleaded gasoline . . . 360 , 362 Lowering the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Mounting the spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Preparing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Fuel filler flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 , 358 Opening manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 TIREFIT ( tire repair kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Fuels , coolants , lubricants etc . Floormats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Fluids Fuel system , bleeding ( diesel ® AdBlue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 engine ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333 Automatic transmission fluid . . . . . . . . . 359 Fuel tank Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Fuel filler flap and cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Engine coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 Fuses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Power steering fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 Washer and headlamp cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 10 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 10 Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 G Delayed shut - off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Garage door opener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 , 204 Halogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Gasoline 96 High - beam flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . see Fuel High - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 GAWR ( Gross Axle Weight Rating ) . . . 242 Low - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Gear range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Indicator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Limiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Headliner , cleaning and care of . . . . . . . 267 Shifting into optimal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Gear selector lever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 , 83 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Folding back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Gearshift pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 NECK - PRO active front head Shifting procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Transmission position indicator . . . . . 112 NECK - PRO active front head Transmission positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 restraints , resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Generator Rear seat head restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 see Alternator Heated steering wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Global locking / unlocking Height adjustment see Key , SmartKey Seat belt outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Glove box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Gross Axle Weight Rating Vehicle level control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156 see GAWR High - beam flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Gross Trailer Weight High - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 , 314 see GTW Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gross Vehicle Weight High - performance brake system . . . . . 248 see GVW Hill - start assist system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 see GVWR Messages in the multifunction GTW ( Gross Trailer Weight ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 GVW ( Gross Vehicle Weight ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 GVWR ( Gross Vehicle Weight Horn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Rating ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 HVAC see Climate control system H Hydroplaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Halogen headlamps I see Headlamps Hard plastic trim items , cleaning . . . . 267 Identification labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Hazard warning flasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Identification number , vehicle Headlamp cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 Headlamps Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 , 104 Active Bi - Xenon headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Immobilizer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Adjusting aim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 Indicator lamps Automatic headlamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 see Lamps , indicator and warning Bi - Xenon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 , 314 Infant and child restraint systems Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 see Children in the vehicle Cleaning system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 11 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 11 Inflation pressure Global unlocking ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 see Tires , Inflation pressure . . . . . 72 Important notes on KEYLESS - GO Infrared reflecting windshield . . . . . . . . . 209 Locking / unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Inside door handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 Loss of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 Messages in the multifunction Illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 , 289 Lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 Opening and closing the power Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 tilt / sliding sunroof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Instrument lighting Opening and closing the windows . 102 see Instrument cluster , Illumination Remote control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Instrument panel Replacing batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 see Instrument cluster Restoring to factory setting . . . . . . . 71 , 73 Instruments and controls Selective setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 , 73 see Cockpit Starter switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Interior lighting KEYLESS - GO Delayed shut - off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Starter switch positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Emergency lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Kickdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Kickdown ( manual shift program ) . . . 117 Front reading lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Kilopascal ( air pressure unit ) . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Rear reading lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Interior rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 L Auto - dimming rear view mirrors . . . . . . . 89 Labels Interior storage spaces Certification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 see Storage compartments Emission control information . . . . . . . . . 349 Intermittent wiping Tire and Loading Information Rain sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 J Lamps , exterior Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Jack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272 Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Jump starting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 338 Messages in the multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 K Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Key , Mechanical Switching on / off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Loss of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Lamps , indicator and warning Unlocking / locking manually . . . . . . . . . . 308 ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 300 Key , SmartKey Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 301 Battery check lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Center console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Checking batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Distance warning Factory setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 , 72 lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 , 151 , 304 Global locking ( KEYLESS - Engine malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 305 GO ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 ® ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 303 Global locking ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Global unlocking ( KEYLESS - Front passenger front air bag off GO ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 , 73 ( Canada only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 , 307
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 12 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 12 Front passenger front air bag off M 42 , 307 ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Fuel tank reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 305 Maintenance System High - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 95 Service indicator display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Instrument cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 299 Service indicator message . . . . . . . . . . . . . 260 Low - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 93 Service term exceeded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261 Low tire pressure / TPMS Manual headlamp mode ( Low - malfunction telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 306 beam headlamps ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Seat belt telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 51 , 302 Manual shift program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 36 , 303 Maximum engine speed Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 see Vehicle specification Language , selecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Maximum loaded vehicle weight . . . . . 243 LATCH - type child seat anchors Maximum load rating ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 see Children in the vehicle Maximum permissible tire License plate lamps inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Messages in the multifunction Mechanical key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Media interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193 Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Light alloy wheels , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Menus Lighter see Control system menus see Cigarette lighter Minispare wheel Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 see Spare wheel Daytime running lamp mode . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Auto - dimming rear view mirrors . . . . . . . 89 Interior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Exterior rear view mirror parking Limp - home mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Load index ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 , 242 Exterior rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Loading Interior rear view mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 see Vehicle loading Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Locator lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Vanity mirror . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Lock button MOExtended system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Outside door handle ( KEYLESS - MOExtended tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 , 354 GO ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 MON ( Motor Octane Number ) . . . . . . . . . . 362 Locking the vehicle Motor Octane Number KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 see MON Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Multicontour seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Loss of Symbol messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 285 Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Text messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 Service and Warranty Information Vehicle status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274 booklet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Multifunction display messages Low - beam headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 , 286 Exterior lamp switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Active headlamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Advanced TPMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 , 298 Switching on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 Lubricants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Air filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 Lumbar support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Air suspension program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 13 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 13 Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . 87 , 136 Alternator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 , 292 Gearshift control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Automatic Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 transmission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 , 292 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 285 Brake pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 N Corner - illuminating front fog Navigation menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127 lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Navigation system Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 see Separate operating instructions Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 NECK - PRO active front head Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 restraints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) . . 288 Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 EBP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Nets , parcel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Engine oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Night security illumination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 ® ESP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 , 286 Normal occupant weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Fog lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 , 296 Number , vehicle identification Front passenger front air bag . . . . . . . . 277 ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 Gas cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 High - beam lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 O Hood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 License plate lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Occupant Classification System Light sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 see OCS ( Occupant Classification Low - beam lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 System ) Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Occupant distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Parking lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296 Occupant safety ® PRE - SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Reserve fuel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 BabySmart ™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Reverse lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Children and air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Side marker lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Children in the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 , 289 Child seat anchors – LATCH - type . . . . 58 SmartKey with KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . 288 Fastening the seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 SRS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Front passenger front air bag off Tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 indicator lamp ( Canada Tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 , 307 Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Front passenger front air bag off Tire inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 , 298 indicator lamp ( USA only ) . . . . . . . . 42 , 307 Tire pressure monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 Infant and child restraint systems . . . . 55 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 , 298 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Trailer brake lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 OCS ( Occupant Classification Trailer tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 ® Trailer turn signal lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 PRE - SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 , 47 Washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 OCS ( Occupant Classification Multifunction steering wheel System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Self - test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Odometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 14 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 14 PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp Off - road driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 ( Canada only ) Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 , 255 see Front passenger front air bag Crossing obstacles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 off indicator lamp ( Canada only ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249 Driving instructions PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp Driving on sand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 254 ( USA only ) Driving through water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 see Front passenger front air bag Ruts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255 off indicator lamp ( USA only ) Steep terrain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 251 Passenger safety Off - road driving program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 see Occupant safety Off - road Mode menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 Pedals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 Oil , oil level Phone see Engine oil see Telephone On - board computer Plastic parts , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 see Control system Power assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 246 One - touch gearshifting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Power outlets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 Operating safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Power seats Ornamental moldings , cleaning . . . . . . . 264 see Seats Outside temperature Power tailgate see Displays Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Overhead control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Messages in the multifunction display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 P Power tilt / sliding sunroof Paintwork , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184 Paintwork code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 Synchronizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Power washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Parcel nets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Power windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Parktronic system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 , 249 Rear door window , override Messages in the multifunction switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Synchronizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Parking position Practical hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Exterior rear view mirrors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Preglow indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 104 Transmission position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 ® PRE - SAFE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Parktronic system Messages in the multifunction Cleaning system sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 Malfunction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Problems Minimum distance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 While driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Sensor range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 With vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Switching on / off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 Product information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 System sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160 Production options weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Warning indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 , 161 Program mode selector switch Parts service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Automatic shift program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Manual shift program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 15 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 15 Reserve fuel Proximity key Messages in the multifunction see Key , SmartKey display PSI ( air pressure unit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 Warning lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Reset button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 118 R Reset tool ( NECK - PRO active front RACETIMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 head restraints ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Radiator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 , 244 Restraint systems Radio see Occupant safety Selecting stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Rims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 , 354 Radio transmitters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Roadside Assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 , 201 Rain sensor RON ( Research Octane Number ) . . . . . 362 see Intermittent wiping Rubber parts , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Rear axle oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 359 Run - flat tires Rear center console ashtray see MOExtended tires see Ashtrays Rear doors S Child safety locks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Safety Rear door window Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Override switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Occupant safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Rear fog lamp Reporting defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 see Fog lamps Safety belts Rear lamps see Seat belts see Tail lamps Seat belt force limiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Rear seat head restraints Seat belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 see Head restraints Adjustment function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Rear view camera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Children in the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Cleaning the camera lens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Rear window defroster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183 Fastening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Rear window wiper / washer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Height adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Recommended tire inflation Proper use of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 , 243 Safety guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Refilling ® Safety notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 AdBlue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 334 Telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 302 Refrigerant , air conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Seat heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Refueling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 Seating capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Regular checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 Seats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Reminder , Seat belt Adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 see Seat belts , Telltale Easy - entry / exit feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Remote control Folding ( expanding cargo volume ) . 189 see Key , SmartKey Heating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Remote door unlock ( Tele Aid ) . . . . . . . . . 203 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Replacing bulbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Multicontour seat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Reporting safety defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Ventilation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Research Octane Number Securing cargo see RON Cargo tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 16 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 16 SRS Selective setting Indicator lamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 36 , 303 see Key , SmartKey Messages in the multifunction Selector lever display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 see Gear selector lever Standing water , driving through . . . . . . 249 Self - test Starter switch positions BabySmart ™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 OCS ( Occupant Classification KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 System ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Starting difficulties ( engine ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Service Starting the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 see Maintenance Steering column Service , parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 see Multifunction steering wheel , Service and warranty information . . . . . 20 Adjustment Service intervals Steering wheel see Maintenance System , Service see Multifunction steering wheel indicator message Steering wheel gearshift control . . . . . 115 Service life ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Stolen Vehicle Recovery Services . . . 204 Settings Storage compartments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Factory setting ( KEYLESS - GO ) . . . . . . . . . 72 Storing tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Factory setting ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Stranded vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 Memory function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 Sunroof Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 see Power tilt / sliding sunroof Selective setting ( KEYLESS - GO ) . . . . . . . 73 Sun visors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 Selective setting ( SmartKey ) . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Suspension tuning Side impact air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 see Air suspension program Side marker lamps SUV ( Sport Utility Vehicle ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Messages in the multifunction T display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295 Tachometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 , 119 Sidewall ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Overspeed range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 SmartKey Tailgate see Key , SmartKey Closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 SmartKey with KEYLESS - GO Messages in the multifunction see Key , SmartKey display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Snow tires Power tailgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 see Winter tires Unlocking manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354 Tail lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Storage location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273 Messages in the multifunction Speedometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 , 146 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Speed settings Tar stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 263 Cruise control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142 Technical data Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 Air conditioning refrigerant . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Resume function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 , 149 Brake fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Sport Utility Vehicle Capacities fuels , coolants , see SUV lubricants etc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 17 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 17 Temperature Coolant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364 Engine oil additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Interior temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 , 179 Engine oils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Outside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 , 131 362 Fuel requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tether anchorage points Gasoline additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 363 see Children in the vehicle Identification labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Premium unleaded gasoline . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Tightening torque Rims and tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354 Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Spare wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 358 Time setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Vehicle specification ML 350 . . . . . . . . . 350 TIN ( Tire Identification Number ) . . . . . . 243 Vehicle specification Tire and Loading Information ML 350 4MATIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Vehicle specification Tire and loading terminology . . . . . . . . . . . 241 ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 TIREFIT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Vehicle specification Tire Identification Number ML 550 4MATIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 see TIN Vehicle specification ML 63 AMG . . 353 Tire inflation pressure Washer and headlamp cleaning Checking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 , 366 Important notes on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Technical data ( dimensions ) Label on the inside of fuel filler see Vehicle specification flap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Technical data ( electrical system ) Placard on driver’s door B - pillar . . . . . 229 see Vehicle specification Tire labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Technical data ( engine ) Tire load rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 see Vehicle specification Tire ply composition and material Technical data ( weights ) used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 see Vehicle specification Tire pressure loss warning system . 224 Tele Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 Tire repair kit Emergency calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 see TIREFIT Information button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 , 354 Initiating an emergency call Advanced Tire Pressure manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Monitoring System ( Advanced Messages in the multifunction TPMS ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 Air pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Remote door unlock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Care and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Roadside Assistance button . . . . . . . . . . 201 Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Search & Send . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Direction of rotation , spinning . . . . . . . 233 SOS button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Important notes on tire inflation Stolen Vehicle Recovery Services . . 204 pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 System self - test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200 Inflation pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Telephone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Information placard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Answering / ending a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Inspection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Hands - free microphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Labeling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Load index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238 , 242 Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139 Load rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 Phone book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140 Messages in the multifunction Redialing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 , 298
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 18 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 18 Transmission MOExtended . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354 Ply composition and material see Automatic transmission 243 used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transmission fluid level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Problems under - / overinflation . . . . . . 223 Transmission gear selector lever Retreads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 see Gear selector lever Rims and tires ( technical data ) . . . . . . 354 Transmission positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Rotation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Traveling abroad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Service life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Tread ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354 Tread depth ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 , 244 Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Speed rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 , 243 Treadwear indicators ( tires ) . . . . 234 , 244 Storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Trip computer menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 Temperature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 , 236 Trip odometer , resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 Turning off the engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 TIREFIT ( tire repair kit ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Turn signals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Tire Identification Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Cleaning lenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 Tire pressure loss warning system . 224 Indicator lamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 TPMS low tire pressure / Messages in the multifunction malfunction telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 , 243 TWR ( Tongue Weight Rating ) . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Tread . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Tread depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 , 244 U Treadwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Uniform Tire Quality Grading Treadwear indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 , 244 Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 , 244 Vehicle maximum load on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Units Wear pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Selecting digital speedometer Winter tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 , 354 display mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 Tire speed rating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239 , 243 Selecting speedometer / Tongue Weight Rating odometer display mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131 see TWR Unleaded gasoline , premium . . . . . . . . . . . 362 Top tether Unlocking the vehicle see Children in the vehicle KEYLESS - GO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Total load limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Towing SmartKey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Towing eye bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341 Upholstery , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 Trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 , 256 Useful features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194 Vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 Towing eye bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341 V Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 , 243 Trailer towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 , 256 Vehicle Coupling a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 Decoupling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 259 Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 Electrical connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Control system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 258 Identification Number ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Trailer hitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Locking / unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Weights and ratings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 Lowering ( wheel change ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331 Transfer case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 19 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Index 19 Washer and headlamp cleaning Modifications and alterations , 366 Operating safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Towing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 340 Washer fluid Unlocking / locking manually . . . . . . . . . . 308 Messages in the multifunction Vehicle configuration menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290 Vehicle dimensions Mixing ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 Refilling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219 see Vehicle specification Vehicle Identification Number Washing the vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 262 ( VIN ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Wear pattern ( tires ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Vehicle jack Weights ( vehicle ) see Jack see Vehicle specification Vehicle level control Wheel see Air suspension program Changing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Vehicle lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Removing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 Spare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Vehicle loading Tightening torque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 Cargo tie - down rings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 Wheels , sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 354 Cargo volume , expanding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189 Wheels , Tires and . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Carriers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 Window curtain air bags . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Load limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Windows Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 see Power windows Vehicle maximum load on the tire . . . 244 Windows , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 Vehicle specification Windshield ML 350 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Cleaning wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 266 ML 350 4MATIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Infrared reflecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Washer fluid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 366 ML 550 4MATIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352 Wipers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 ML 63 AMG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353 Windshield wipers Vehicle status message memory . . . . 128 Replacing wiper blades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 Vehicle tool kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 Winter cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216 , 244 Vehicle washing Winter driving see Vehicle care Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Vehicle weights Radiator cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 see Vehicle specification Snow chains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 245 Tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Winter tires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 , 354 W Wood trims , cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 Warning lamps see Lamps , Indicator and warning Warning sounds Distance warning function . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 Distronic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Driver’s or passenger’s seat belt . . . . . 51 Parking brake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 Parktronic system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Seat belt telltale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Warranty coverage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 Warning ! G engine is running . You should therefore never HYBRID vehicles : It is imperative that you read turn off the engine while driving . the HYBRID Supplemental Operating Instructions included in your vehicle literature Warning ! G portfolio . You may otherwise not recognize Heavy blows against the vehicle underbody or potential danger . tires / wheels may cause serious damage and impair the operating safety of your vehicle . Such blows can be caused , for example , by Problems with your vehicle running over an obstacle , road debris or a pothole . If you feel a sudden significant If you should experience a problem with your vibration or ride disturbance , or you suspect vehicle , particularly one that you believe may that damage to your vehicle as occurred : affect its safe operation , we urge you to Rturn on your hazard warning flashers contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center Rslow down carefully immediately to have the problem diagnosed and corrected if required . If the matter is not Rdrive with caution to an area which is a safe handled to your satisfaction , please discuss distance from the road the problem with the Mercedes - Benz Center Inspect the vehicle underbody and tires / management or , if necessary , contact us at wheels for possible damage . If the vehicle one of the following addresses : appears unsafe , have it towed to the nearest In the USA : authorized Mercedes - Benz Center or other Customer Assistance Center qualified maintenance or repair facility for Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC further inspection or repairs . One Mercedes Drive Montvale , NJ 07645 - 0350 In Canada : Proper use of the vehicle Customer Relations Department Proper use of the vehicle requires that you are Mercedes - Benz Canada , Inc . familiar with the following information and 98 Vanderhoof Avenue rules : Toronto , Ontario M4G 4C9 Rthe safety precautions in this manual Rthe “ Technical data ” section in this manual Reporting safety defects Rtraffic rules and regulations For the USA only : Rmotor vehicle laws and safety standards Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 24 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Introduction 24 This information helps , for example , to The following text is published as required of diagnose vehicle systems after a collision and manufacturers under Title 49 , Code of U.S . Regulations , Part 575 pursuant to the to continuously improve vehicle safety . Federal “ National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act Daimler may access the information and of 1966 ” . share it with others Rfor safety research or vehicle diagnosis purposes Reporting safety defects Rwith the consent of the vehicle owner or If you believe that your vehicle has a defect lessee which could cause a crash or could cause Rin response to an official request by law injury or death , you should immediately enforcement or other government agency inform the National Highway Traffic Safety Rfor Administration ( NHTSA ) in addition to use in dispute resolution involving notifying Mercedes - Benz USA , LLC . Daimler , its affiliates or sales / service organization and / or If NHTSA receives similar complaints , it may open an investigation , and if it finds that a Ras otherwise required or permitted by law safety defect exists in a group of vehicles , it Please check the Tele Aid subscription may order a recall and remedy campaign . service agreement for details regarding the However , NHTSA cannot become involved in information that may be recorded or individual problems between you , your transmitted via that system . 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 .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 At Door control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 214 Power tailgate 75 G Wipers 98 ; Rear window defroster 183 Wiper blades , replacing 320 Wiper blades , cleaning 266 = Rear window wiper / washer 100 H Wiper blade , replacing 320 Windshield : Wiper blade , cleaning 266 Wiping with washer fluid 99 Cleaning 266 ? Rear lamps 313 I Power tilt / sliding sunroof 184 A Fuel filler flap 212 J Carriers 187 B Doors : K Locking and unlocking 70 , Tires and wheels 220 308 Rims and tires 354 C Exterior rear view mirrors 89 L Headlamp cleaning system 96 D Towing eyes 341 M Front fog lamp 94 E Front lamps 313
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 141 J Steering wheel adjustment , Distronic 144 manual 86 ; Instrument cluster 28 , K On - board diagnostics 117 ( OBD ) socket = Multifunction steering 30 , L Hood lock release 214 wheel 119 M Parking brake release 107 ? Horn N Parking brake pedal 107 A Steering wheel gearshift O Door control panel 33 control 115 P Exterior lamp switch 92 B Gear selector lever 109 Q Steering wheel adjustment , C Front Parktronic warning electrical 86 indicators 161 Heated steering wheel 88 D Overhead control panel 32 R Combination switch : E Glove box lid release , glove Turn signals 95 box lock 193 Wipers 98 F Glove box 192 High beam 95 G Power outlet 197 H Center console 31 Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 301 USA only indicator lamp ® d ESP warning lamp 303 ; To dim instrument cluster · Distance warning illumination 118 3 lamp 304 = Reset button for : J Brake warning lamp , Trip odometer 118 Canada only 301 Settings 129 h Combination low tire pressure / TPMS ? To brighten instrument malfunction telltale , USA 225 , cluster illumination 118 only 306 A ! Right turn signal indicator lamp B Clock 132 C Speedometer with : ! Antilock Brake System ( ABS ) indicator lamp 300 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 29 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Instrument cluster 29 glance a At Function Page Function Page Fuel gauge with : Fuel tank D Multifunction display with : reserve warning lamp 305 Trip odometer 118 8 Fuel filler flap Main odometer 121 indicator : The fuel filler flap is located on the rear right - E Tachometer with : hand side . 7 Seat belt telltale 51 , 302 G Multifunction display with : % Preglow indicator Outside temperature 104 lamp , diesel engine only indicator or digital or speedometer ( depending on selected setting in the 123 , é Recuperative Brake control system ) 131 System ( RBS ) warning 4 Transmission position lamp , ML 450 HYBRID only indicator 112 + Supplemental Gear range indicator 114 Restraint System ( SRS ) 36 , indicator lamp 303 Automatic transmission program mode indicator 114 L Low - beam headlamp indicator lamp 93 Rear window wiper indicator 100 ; Engine malfunction 305 indicator lamp , Canada only Downhill Speed Regulator ( DSR ) indicator 153 ! Engine malfunction Off - road driving program indicator lamp , USA only 305 indicator 155 K High - beam headlamp indicator lamp 95 4 See separate HYBRID Supplemental Operating Instructions . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 126 menu to switch to the phone book and select a name or number within Telephone menu 139 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 121 wave band within Audio / DVD menu 126 ; Press button 6 : to start the quick search in to answer a call 139 the phone book within 5 to dial 139 Telephone menu 139 5 to redial 139 Press button A to turn Press button ~ : the Voice Control System 6 off , see separate operating to end a call 139 instructions . to reject an incoming call 139 Press button W or X : to select submenus in the Settings menu 130 to set values to set the volume Press button ? to turn the Voice Control System 6 on , see separate operating instructions . = Press button V or U to select next / previous menu . 119 5 Function only available in telephone menu . 6 Vehicles without Voice Control System : Button without function .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 31 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Center console 31 Center console Function Page Front passenger front air Upper part glance bag off indicator lamp 45 , ( Canada only ) 307 D Storage compartment 192 a E Alarm system indicator At lamp 66 F Electronic Stability ® Program ( ESP ) switch 64 G Adaptive Damping System ( ADS ) switch 156 H Seat ventilation , driver’s side 85 I Seat heating , driver’s side 86 J Switch for Downhill Speed Regulation ( DSR ) 152 ML 450 HYBRID : Parktronic system deactivation switch 160 Function Page K Hazard warning flasher : COMAND system , see switch 96 separate operating instructions L Switch for off - road driving program 155 ; Climate control system 165 ML 63 AMG : Program mode Rear window defroster 183 selector switch for = Seat heating , front automatic transmission 115 passenger side 86 ML 450 HYBRID : Program mode selector switch for ? Seat ventilation , front 47 automatic transmission passenger side 85 A Parktronic system deactivation switch 162 ML 450 HYBRID : Fuel filler 7 flap switch B Vehicle level control switch 156 C Front passenger front air bag off indicator lamp ( USA 42 , only ) 307 7 See separate HYBRID Supplemental Operating Instructions . 4 See separate HYBRID Supplemental Operating Instructions . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 32 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Overhead control panel 32 Lower part Overhead control panel glance a At Function Page Function Page : : Ashtray with storage Left front reading lamp on / compartment 196 off 97 Cigarette lighter 196 ; Automatic interior lighting 97 ; Cup holder 194 = Rear interior lighting on / off 97 = Front armrest storage ? Front interior lighting on / compartment 192 off 97 ? Removable card / ticket A Right reading lamp on / off 97 holder 194 B Front right interior lamp 97 C Power tilt / sliding sunroof switch 184 D SOS button ( Tele Aid system ) 201 E Interior rear view mirror 89 F Reading lamps 97 G Garage door opener 204
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 33 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Door control panel 33 Door control panel Function Page H Hands - free microphone for glance Tele Aid ( emergency call system ) , telephone and Voice Control System , see separate operating a At instructions I Front left interior lamp 97 Function Page : Inside door handle 74 ; Central locking / unlocking switch 74 = Exterior rear view mirror adjustment 89 ? Selection buttons for exterior rear view mirror 89 adjustment Power - folding exterior rear view mirrors 90 A Switches for opening / closing front and rear door windows 100 B Rear door window override switch 60 C Remote tailgate switch , power tailgate 78 Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 35 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 35 Vehicle equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Occupant safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Panic alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Driving safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 security Anti - theft systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 and Safety
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 ) of vehicle controls . The distance from the Rside impacts ( side impact air bags and center of the driver’s chest to the center of window curtain air bags ) the air bag cover on the steering wheel Rrollovers must be at least 10 inches ( 25 cm ) or more . ( window curtain air bags ) You should be able to accomplish this by However , no system available today can adjusting the seat and steering wheel . If completely eliminate injuries and fatalities . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 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 ) upright as possible , wear the seat belt Rside impacts ( side impact and window properly and use an appropriately sized curtain air bags ) which exceed preset infant restraint , toddler restraint , or deployment thresholds booster seat recommended for the size and weight of the child . Rrollovers ( window curtain air bags ) RCanada only : Children 12 years old and Only in the event of such a situation will they under must never ride in the front seat , provide their supplemental protection . except in a Mercedes - Benz authorized The driver and passengers should always BabySmart ™ compatible child seat , which wear their seat belts . Otherwise it is not operates with the BabySmart ™ air bag possible for the air bags to provide their deactivation system installed in the vehicle supplemental protection . to deactivate the front passenger front air In case of other types of impacts and impacts bag when it is installed properly . Otherwise below air bag deployment thresholds , air they will be struck by the air bag when it bags will not deploy . The driver and inflates in a crash . If this happens , serious passengers will then be protected to the or fatal injury will result . extent possible by a properly fastened seat Failure to follow these instructions can result belt . A properly fastened seat belt is also in severe injuries to you or other occupants . needed to provide the best possible If you sell your vehicle , it is important that you protection in a rollover . make the buyer aware of this safety Air bags are not a substitute for seat belts . information . Be sure to give the buyer this Always wear your seat belt , regardless of Operator’s Manual . whether or not your vehicle is equipped with air bags . Warning ! G It is important to your safety and that of your Accident research shows that the safest place passengers to have deployed air bags for children in an automobile is in a rear seat . replaced and to have any malfunctioning air
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 39 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 39 bags repaired . This will help to make sure the cover , outboard sides of the seat bags will continue to provide supplemental air backrests , door trim panels , or door frame crash protection for occupants . trims . RDo not install additional electrical / Safety guidelines for the seat belt , electronic equipment on or near SRS rity Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) components and wiring . and air bag RKeep secu area between air bags and occupants Warning ! G free of objects ( e.g . packages , purses , RDamaged umbrellas , etc . ) . seat belts or seat belts that have d been subjected to stress in an accident RDo an not hang items such as coat hangers must be replaced . Their anchoring points from the coat hooks or handles over the Safety 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 Also refer them to the applicable section in wheel hub , front passenger front air bag the Operator’s Manual . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 40 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 40 stage inflation of the front passenger front air Front air bags bag . Observe Safety notes , see page 37 . G The air bags will not deploy in impacts which do not exceed the system’s preset deployment thresholds . You will then be security protected by the fastened seat belts . The front air bags will not deploy in the event of a rollover unless the vehicle’s rate of longitudinal deceleration or acceleration exceeds the preset deployment threshold andfor the front air bags . The front passenger front air bag will only Safetybe 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 head and thorax . Rthe 42 indicator lamp in the center console is not lit Driver and front passenger front air bags are ( USA only : ( Y page 42 ) , deployed Canada only : ( Y page 45 ) ) Rin the event of certain frontal impacts Rthe impact exceeds a preset deployment Rif impact exceeds a preset deployment threshold threshold Rif ! Vehicles with BabySmart ™ air bag 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 Side impact air bags designed to inflate in two stages . This allows the air bags to have different rates of inflation . Observe Safety notes , see page 37 . G The rate of inflation is based on the vehicle deceleration rate as assessed by the air bag Warning ! G control unit . The pressure sensors for side impact air bag Vehicles with OCS , USA only : The front control are located in the doors . Do not passenger front air bag deployment is modify any components of the doors or door additionally influenced by the passenger’s trim panels including , for example , the weight category as identified by the Occupant addition of door speakers . Classification System ( OCS ) ( Y page 42 ) . Improper repair work on the doors or the Vehicles with OCS , USA only : The lighter the modification or addition of components to the front passenger - side occupant , the higher the doors create a risk of rendering the side vehicle deceleration rate required for second
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 41 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 41 deceleration or acceleration exceeds the impact air bags inoperative or causing preset deployment threshold for the side air unintended air bag deployment . Work on the bags . doors must therefore only be performed by qualified technicians . Contact an authorized ! Vehicles with BabySmart ™ air bag Mercedes - Benz Center . deactivation system ( Canada only ) : Do not security 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 and threshold . Safety 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 availability . increased protection for the thorax but not the head , neck and arms . The side impact air bags are deployed Window curtain air bags Ron the impacted side of the vehicle Observe Safety notes , see page 37 . G 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 Vehicles with OCS ( USA only ) : The front passenger side impact air bag will not deploy if the OCS senses that the front passenger seat is empty and the front passenger seat Window curtain air bags : are designed to belt is not fastened . With the front passenger provide increased protection for the head but seat empty and the seat belt fastened , the not the chest or arms . front passenger side impact air bag will deploy independently of the empty seat . Window curtain air bags : are deployed Whether a seat belt is recognized as fastened Ron the impacted side of the vehicle depends on whether or not the latch plate is Rin side impacts exceeding a preset properly inserted into the buckle . deployment threshold The side impact air bags are not deployed in Rindependently side impacts which do not exceed the of the front air bags system’s deployment threshold . The side air bags will not deploy in the event of a rollover unless the vehicle’s rate of lateral Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 42 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 42 Rregardless objects applying pressure to the back of the of whether the front passenger seat . Always make sure the seat has seat is occupied 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 additional protection to that provided offer security 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 . and 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 Safetyor not the front passenger is properly positioned . Occupant Classification System Warning ! G Occupant Classification System ( OCS ) is The 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 reposition himself or herself in the seat until occupant weight category determined by the 42 indicator lamp goes out , weight sensor readings from the front or check whether objects are caught under or passenger seat . around the seat . The system does not deactivate In the event of a collision , the air bag control Rthe front passenger side impact air bag unit will not allow front passenger front air bag Rthe deployment when the OCS has classified the window curtain air bag front passenger seat occupant as weighting Rthe Emergency Tensioning Devices ( ETDs ) as much as or less than a typical 12 - month - To be classified correctly , the front passenger old child in a standard child restraint or if the must sit front passenger seat is classified as being Rwith empty . the seat belt properly fastened When the OCS senses that the front Rin a position that is as upright as possible passenger seat occupant is classified as with the back against the seat backrest being up to or less than the weight of a typical Rwith the feet on the floor 12 - month - old child in a standard child restraint , the 42 indicator lamp If the occupant’s weight is transferred to another object in the vehicle ( e.g . by leaning will illuminate when the engine is started and on armrests ) , the OCS may not be able to remain illuminated , indicating that the front properly approximate the occupant’s weight passenger front air bag is deactivated . category . When the OCS senses that the front Furthermore , the occupant weight may passenger seat is classified as being empty , appear to increase or decrease due to the the 42 indicator lamp will following : objects hanging on the seat , lodged illuminate when the engine is started and underneath the seat , stuffed between the remain illuminated , indicating that the front seat and middle console or the seat and door , passenger front air bag is deactivated . other passengers pushing on the seat , or
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 43 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 43 For more information on air bag display When the OCS senses that the front messages in the multifunction display , see passenger seat occupant is classified as ( Y page 277 ) . being heavier than the weight of a typical 12 - month - old child seated in a standard child Warning ! G restraint or as being a small individual ( such According to accident statistics , children are security as a young teenager or a small adult ) , the safer when properly restrained in the rear 42 indicator lamp will illuminate seating positions than in the front seating for approximately 6 seconds when the engine position . Thus , we strongly recommend that is started and then , depending on occupant children be placed in the rear seats whenever weight sensor readings from the seat , remain and possible . Regardless of seating position , illuminated or go out . With the children 12 years old and under must be 42 indicator lamp illuminated , Safety seated and properly secured in an appropriate the front passenger front air bag is infant restraint , toddler restraint , or booster deactivated . With the 42 seat recommended for the size and weight of indicator lamp out , the front passenger front the child . air bag is activated . The infant or child restraint must be properly When the OCS senses that the front secured with the vehicle’s seat belt , the seat passenger seat occupant is classified as an belt and top tether strap , or lower anchors and adult or someone larger than a small top tether strap , fully in accordance with the individual , the 42 indicator lamp child seat manufacturer’s instructions . will illuminate for approximately 6 seconds Occupants , especially children , should always when the engine is started and then go out , sit as upright as possible , wear the seat belt indicating that the front passenger front air properly and use an appropriately sized infant bag is activated . restraint , toddler restraint , or booster seat If the 42 indicator lamp is recommended for the size and weight of the illuminated , the front passenger front air bag child . is deactivated and will not be deployed . Children can be killed or seriously injured by If the 42 indicator lamp is not an inflating air bag . Note the following illuminated , the front passenger front air bag important information when circumstances is activated and will be deployed require you to place a child in the front Rin passenger seat : the event of certain frontal impacts RYour Rif vehicle is equipped with air bag impact exceeds a preset deployment technology designed to deactivate the front threshold passenger front air bag in your vehicle Rindependently of the side impact air bags when the system senses the weight of a If the front passenger front air bag is typical 12 - month - old child or less along deployed , the rate of inflation will be with the weight of a standard appropriate influenced by child restraint on the front passenger seat . Rthe rate of relevant vehicle deceleration as RA child in a rear - facing child restraint on the assessed by the air bag control unit front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger Rthe front passenger’s weight category as front air bag inflates in a collision which identified by the OCS could occur under some circumstances , even with the air bag technology installed in your vehicle . The only means to Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 44 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 44 where the system suppresses deployment completely eliminate this risk is to never of the front passenger front air bag even place a child in a rear - facing child restraint though the impact met the criteria and was in the front seat . We therefore strongly of sufficient severity to deploy the driver recommend that you always place a child front air bag in a rear - facing child restraint in a backseat . security Rthat the seat was occupied by a small RIf you must install a rear - facing child individual ( such as a young teenager or a restraint on the front passenger seat small adult ) or a child who weighs more because circumstances require you to do than the weight of a typical 12 - month - old so , make sure the 42 child in a standard child restraint – both andof indicator lamp is illuminated , indicating which are instances where the system may that the front passenger front air bag is suppress deployment of the front deactivated . Should the Safety42 passenger front air bag even though the indicator lamp not illuminate or go out while impact met the criteria and was of the restraint is installed , please check sufficient severity to deploy the driver front installation . Periodically check the air bag 42 indicator lamp while 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 front passenger seat until the system has been repaired . A child in a rear - facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates . RIf you have to place a child in a forward - The 42 indicator lamp : will be facing child restraint on the front passenger illuminated , except with the SmartKey seat , move the seat as far back as possible , removed from the starter switch or with the use the proper child restraint starter switch in position 0 . recommended for the age , size and weight of the child , and secure child restraint with Warning ! G the vehicle’s seat belt according to the child If the red SRS indicator lamp + in the seat manufacturer’s instructions . For instrument cluster and the 42 children larger than the typical 12 - month - indicator lamp are lit at the same time , there old child , the front passenger front air bag is a malfunction in the OCS . The front may or may not be activated . passenger front air bag will be deactivated in this case . Have the system checked as soon Deployment of the driver front air bag does as possible by qualified technicians . Contact not mean that the front passenger front air an authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . bag also should have deployed . Only have the seat repaired or replaced at an The OCS may have determined authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . Rthat the seat was empty or occupied by the weight up to or less than that of a typical 12 - month - old child seated in a standard child restraint – both of which are instances
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 45 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 45 empty , the 42 indicator lamp In order to ensure proper operation of the air will illuminate and not go out . bag system and OCS : RDo not place more than 4.4 lb ( 2 kg ) into Warning ! G the parcel net on the back of the front If the 42 indicator lamp does not passenger seat . Otherwise , the OCS may illuminate , the system is not functioning . You security not be able to properly approximate the must contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz occupant weight category . Center before seating any child on the front RDo passenger seat . not place objects under and / or around the front passenger seat . For more information , see the “ Practical d RDo an not hang anything from or attach any hints ” section ( Y page 307 ) . items to the seats . Safety Warning ! G RDo not stuff objects such as books between Never place anything between seat cushion the front passenger seat and the center and child seat ( e.g . pillow ) , since it reduces console or front passenger door . the effectiveness of the OCS . The bottom and RDo not move the front passenger seat back of the child seat must make full contact backwards against stiff objects . with the passenger seat cushion and backrest . RSit with the seat belt properly fastened in a position that is as upright as possible with If necessary , adjust the tilt of the passenger your back against the seat backrest . seat backrest . An incorrectly mounted child seat could cause RWhile seated , an occupant should not injuries to the child in case of an accident , position him / herself in such a way as to instead of increasing protection for the child . cause the occupant’s weight to be lifted from the seat bottom as this may result in Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the OCS being unable to correctly installation of child seats . approximate the occupant’s weight category . BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation RRead and observe all warnings in this system chapter . The BabySmart ™ air bag deactivation system is standard equipment in Canada . OCS Self - test Warning ! After turning the SmartKey in the starter G switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the According to accident statistics , children are KEYLESS - GO start / stop button once or safer when properly restrained in the rear twice , the 42 indicator lamp seating positions than in the front seating illuminates . If an adult occupant is properly position . Thus , we strongly recommend that sitting on the front passenger seat and the children be placed in the rear seats whenever system classifies the occupant as an adult , possible . Regardless of seating position , the 42 indicator lamp will children 12 years old and under must be illuminate and go out after approximately seated and properly secured in an appropriate 6 seconds . infant restraint , toddler restraint , or booster seat recommended for the size and weight of If the seat is not occupied and the system the child . classifies the front passenger seat as being Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 46 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 46 The infant or child restraint must be properly Should the 42 indicator lamp secured with the vehicle’s seat belt , the seat not illuminate or go out while the restraint belt and top tether strap , or lower anchors and is installed , please check installation . top tether strap , fully in accordance with the Periodically check the 42 child seat manufacturer’s instructions . indicator lamp while driving to make sure security 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 andrepaired . recommended for the size and weight of the child . A child in a rear - facing child restraint on the front passenger seat will be Safetyseriously 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 RChildren seat , move the seat as far back as possible , 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 of the child , and secure child restraint with child seat , which operates with the the vehicle’s seat belt according to the child BabySmart ™ system installed in the vehicle seat manufacturer’s instructions . to deactivate the front passenger front air bag when it is installed properly . Otherwise Warning ! they will be struck by the air bag when it G inflates in a crash . If this happens , serious When using a BabySmart ™ compatible child or fatal injury will result . seat on the front passenger seat , the front passenger front air bag will not deploy only if RA child in a rear - facing child restraint on the the 42 indicator lamp remains front passenger seat will be seriously illuminated . injured or even killed if the front passenger front air bag inflates in a collision which Please be sure to check the 42 could occur under some circumstances , indicator lamp every time you use a even with the air bag technology installed BabySmart ™ compatible child seat on the in your vehicle . The only means to front passenger seat . Should the completely eliminate this risk is to never 42 indicator lamp go out while place a child in a rear - facing child restraint the restraint is installed , please check in the front seat . We therefore strongly installation . If the 42 indicator recommend that you always place a child lamp remains out , do not use the in a rear - facing child restraint in a backseat . BabySmart ™ restraint to transport a child on the front passenger seat until the system has RIf you must install a BabySmart ™ been repaired . compatible rear - facing child restraint on the front passenger seat because circumstances require you to do so , make sure the 42 indicator lamp is illuminated , indicating that the front passenger front air bag is deactivated .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 47 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 47 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 security 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 and 42 indicator lamp could be Special BabySmart ™ compatible child seats , continuously lit , indicating that the system is Safety 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 The system does not deactivate and child seat ( e.g . pillow ) , since it reduces Rthe the effectiveness off the BabySmart ™ air bag side impact air bag deactivation system . The bottom of the child Rthe window curtain air bag seat must make full contact with the front Rthe Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) passenger seat cushion . An incorrectly mounted child seat could cause injuries to the child in case of an accident , instead of Self - test BabySmart ™ without special protecting the child . child seat installed Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for After turning the SmartKey in the starter installation of special child seats . switch to position 1 or 2 or pressing the KEYLESS - GO start / stop button once or twice , the 42 indicator lamp Seat belts comes on for approximately 6 seconds and then goes out . Safety notes If the 42 indicator lamp should The use of seat belts and infant and child not come on or is continuously lit , the system restraint systems is required by law in all 50 is not functioning . You must see an states , the District of Columbia , the U.S . authorized Mercedes - Benz Center before territories and all Canadian provinces . seating any child on the front passenger seat . Even where this is not the case , all vehicle More information can be found in the occupants should have their seat belts “ Practical hints ” section ( Y page 307 ) . fastened whenever the vehicle is in motion . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 48 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 48 For information on infants and children Warning ! G with you in the vehicle and restraint traveling Damaged seat belts or seat belts that have systems for infants and children , see been subjected to stress in an accident must “ Children in the vehicle ” ( Y page 55 ) . be replaced . Also , the seat belt anchoring points must be checked . Warning ! G security Only use seat belts which have been approved Always fasten your seat belt before driving off . by Mercedes - Benz . Always make sure all of your passengers are properly restrained . You and your passengers Do not make any modifications to the seat should always wear seat belts . belts . This can lead to unintended activation and of the ETDs or to their failure to activate when Failure to wear and properly fasten and necessary . position your seat belt greatly increases your Safety risk of injuries and their likely severity in an Do not bleach or dye seat belts as this may accident . severely weaken them . In a crash they may not be able to provide adequate protection . If you are ever in an accident , your injuries can be considerably more severe without your Have all work carried out only by qualified seat belt properly buckled . Without your seat technicians . Contact an authorized belt buckled , you are much more likely to hit Mercedes - Benz Center . the interior of the vehicle or be ejected from it . You can be seriously injured or killed . Proper use of seat belts In the same crash , the possibility of injury or Warning ! G death is lessened if you are properly wearing USE SEAT BELTS PROPERLY your seat belt . The air bags can only protect as intended if the occupants are properly RSeat belts can only protect when used wearing their seat belts . properly . Never wear seat belts in any other way than as described in this section , as Warning ! G that could result in serious injuries in case Never ride in a moving vehicle with the seat of an accident . backrest in an excessively reclined position as REach occupant should wear their seat belt this can be dangerous . You could slide under at all times , because seat belts help reduce the seat belt in a collision . If you slide under the likelihood of and potential severity of it , the seat belt would apply force at the injuries in accidents , including rollovers . abdomen or neck . That could cause serious The integrated restraint system includes or even fatal injuries . The seat backrest and SRS ( driver front air bag , front passenger seat belt provide the best restraint when the front air bag , side impact air bags , window wearer is in a position that is as upright as curtain air bags for door windows ) , possible and the seat belt is properly Emergency Tensioning Devices ( ETDs ) , positioned on the body . seat belt force limiters , and front seat knee bolsters . Warning ! G The system is designed to enhance the Never let more people ride in the vehicle than protection offered to properly belted there are seat belts available . Make sure occupants in certain frontal ( front air bags everyone riding in the vehicle is correctly and ETDs ) and side ( side impact air bags , restrained with a separate seat belt . Never window curtain air bags , and ETDs ) impacts use a seat belt for more than one person at a which exceed preset deployment time .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 49 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 49 RPlace thresholds and in certain rollovers ( window the seat backrest in a position that is curtain air bags and ETDs ) . as upright as possible . RNever RCheck wear the shoulder belt under your your seat belt during travel to make arm , against your neck or off your shoulder . sure it is properly positioned . In a frontal crash , your body would move RNever place your feet on the instrument security too far forward . That would increase the panel , dashboard , or on the seat . Always chance of head and neck injuries . The seat keep both feet on the floor in front of the belt would also apply too much force to the seat . ribs or abdomen , which could severely RWhen using a seat belt to secure infant and injure internal organs such as your liver or restraints , toddler restraints , or children in spleen . booster seats , always follow the child seat Safety Adjust the seat belt so that the shoulder manufacturer’s instructions . section is located as close as possible to the middle of the shoulder . It should not Warning ! G touch the neck . Never pass the shoulder Do not pass seat belts over sharp edges . They portion of the seat belt under your arm . For could tear . this purpose , you can adjust the height of Do not allow the seat belt to get caught in the the seat belt outlet . door or in the seat adjustment mechanism . RPosition the lap belt as low as possible on This could damage the seat belt . your hips and not across the abdomen . If Never attempt to make modifications to seat the lap belt is positioned across your belts . This could impair the effectiveness of abdomen , it could cause serious injuries in the seat belts . a crash . RNever wear seat belts over rigid or Fastening the seat belts breakable objects in or on your clothing , such as eyeglasses , pens , keys etc . , as Warning ! G these might cause injuries . According to accident statistics , children are RMake sure the seat belt is always fitted safer when properly restrained in the rear snugly . Take special care of this when seating positions than in the front seating wearing loose clothing . position . Thus , we strongly recommend that children be placed in the rear seats whenever RNever use a seat belt for more than one possible . Regardless of seating position , person at a time . Do not fasten a seat belt children 12 years old and under must be around a person and another person or seated and properly secured in an other objects at the same time . appropriately sized infant restraint , toddler RSeat belts should not be worn twisted . In a restraint , or booster seat recommended for crash , you would not have the full width of the size and weight of the child . For additional the seat belt to distribute impact forces . information , see “ Children in the vehicle ” . The twisted seat belt against your body A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is could cause injuries . significantly increased if the child restraints RPregnant women should also always use a are not properly secured in the vehicle and / lap / shoulder belt . The lap belt portion or the child is not properly secured in the child should be positioned as low as possible on restraint . the hips to avoid any possible pressure on the abdomen . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 50 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 50 X If necessary , adjust the seat belt to the Warning ! G correct height ( Y page 50 ) . Vehicles with BabySmart ™ air bag X If necessary , tighten the lap portion to a deactivation system , Canada only : Children snug fit by pulling shoulder portion up . 12 years old and under must never ride in the front seat , except in a Mercedes - Benz All lap / shoulder belts except the driver’s seat security authorized BabySmart ™ compatible child belt have special seat belt retractors to seat , which operates with the BabySmart ™ secure child restraints properly . For more system installed in the vehicle to deactivate information on special seat belt retractors , the front passenger front air bag when it is see “ Infant and child restraint system ” installed properly . Otherwise they will andbe ( Y page 55 ) . struck by the air bag when it inflates in a To release the seat belt with seat belt release crash . If this happens , serious or fatal injury button ? , see ( Y page Safety51 ) . will result . Seat belt outlet height adjustment X Raising : Slide the seat belt outlet height adjuster upward . The seat belt outlet height adjuster engages in different positions . X Lowering : Press and hold release button : . X Slide the seat belt outlet height adjuster X With a smooth motion , pull the seat belt out downward . of seat belt outlet : . X Release button : and make sure the seat X Place the shoulder portion of the seat belt belt outlet height adjuster engages into across the top of your shoulder and the lap place . portion across your hips . X Push latch plate ; into buckle = until it clicks . Seat belt adjustment function : The seat belts on both front seats adjust to the upper body automatically as necessary ( Y page 51 ) .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 51 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 51 6 seconds to remind you and your passengers Seat belt adjustment function to fasten your seat belts . The seat belt adjustment function adjusts the If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened when seat belts on both front seats to the upper the engine is started , an additional warning of the respective vehicle occupant . The body chime will sound . The warning chime goes out seat belt will be pulled slightly tighter for that security after approximately 6 seconds or once the purpose when driver’s seat belt is fastened . Ryou engage the latch plate into the buckle If after these 6 seconds the driver’s or the and then turn the SmartKey in the starter front passenger’s seat belt ( with the front switch to position 2 passenger seat occupied ) is not fastened with and Rthe SmartKey in the starter switch is in front doors closed , position 2 and you then engage the latch Rthe Safety seat belt telltale 7 remains plate in the buckle illuminated for as long as either the driver’s The seat belt adjustment function takes place or front passenger’s seat belt is not with a certain amount of retracting force fastened . when the system senses slack between the Rand if the vehicle speed once exceeds vehicle occupant and the seat belt . Do not 15 mph ( 25 km / h ) , the seat belt telltale retain the seat belt during this procedure . You 7 starts flashing and a warning chime can activate or deactivate the seat belt sounds with increasing intensity for a adjustment function via the control system maximum of 60 seconds or until the ( Y page 136 ) . driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt are fastened . Releasing the seat belts If you and / or your passenger release the X Press seat belt release button ? seat belt during driving , the seat belt ( Y page 50 ) . telltale 7 starts flashing and the Allow the retractor to completely rewind warning chime sounds as described before . the seat belt by guiding latch plate ; If the driver’s or the front passenger’s seat ( Y page 50 ) . belt remains unfastened after 60 seconds , the warning chime stops sounding , the seat ! Make sure the seat belt retracts belt telltale 7 stops flashing but Otherwise the seat belt and / or completely . continues to be illuminated . latch plate could get caught or pinched in After a vehicle standstill , the warning chime the door or in the seat mechanism . This can is reactivated and the seat belt telltale damage the seat belt and impair its 7 is flashing again if the vehicle speed effectiveness , and / or cause damage to the once exceeds 15 mph ( 25 km / h ) . door and / or door trim panel . Such damage is not covered by the Mercedes - Benz The seat belt telltale 7 will only go out if Limited Warranty . both the driver’s and the front passenger’s Damaged seat belts must be replaced . seat belt ( with the front passenger seat Contact an authorized Mercedes - Benz occupied ) are fastened , or the vehicle is Center . standing still and a front door is opened . For more information , see “ Practical hints ” Enhanced seat belt reminder system ( Y page 302 ) . When the engine is started , the seat belt telltale 7 will always illuminate for Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 52 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 52 Emergency Tensioning Device ( ETD ) , Preventive occupant safety ( PRE - ® seat belt force limiter SAFE ) The seat belts for the front seats and rear Warning ! G seats are equipped with ETDs and seat outer ® system is intended to reduce The PRE - SAFE belt force limiters . security the effects of an accident on vehicle The ETDs are designed to activate in the occupants who are wearing their seat belt following cases : properly . Despite your vehicle being equipped ® Rin frontal or rear - end impacts exceeding with the PRE - SAFE system , the possibility of the system’s preset deployment threshold personal injuries occurring as a result of an and accident cannot be eliminated . Therefore , Rin side impacts exceeding the system’s always drive carefully and adjust your driving preset deployment threshold on the far Safety to the prevailing road , weather , and traffic side of the impact conditions . Rin certain vehicle rollovers ® The PRE - SAFE system takes preventive Rif the restraint systems are operational and measures to better protect the occupants functioning correctly , see “ SRS indicator from the possibility of personal injuries in the lamp ” ( Y page 36 ) following hazardous situations : The ETDs for the front seats will only activate Remergency braking maneuvers with the if the front seat belts are fastened ( latch plate Brake Assist System ( BAS ) ( Y page 62 ) properly inserted into buckle ) . activated The ETDs for the rear outer seats will activate Rcritical dynamic driving situations , e.g . with or without the respective seat belts when the vehicle has been caused to fastened . understeer or oversteer because it has In an impact , the ETDs remove slack from the exceeded its physical limitations or in case seat belts in such a way that the seat belts fit of evasive steering maneuvers at speeds more snugly against the body . Seat belt force above approximately 85 mph ( 140 km / h ) limiters , when activated , are employed to ® help reduce the peak force exerted by the PRE - SAFE takes the following measures seat belts on occupants during a crash . when it is activated : RThe front seat belts are pre - tensioned i The ETDs do not correct an incorrect seat automatically . position or incorrectly worn seat belts . RVehicles The ETDs do not pull occupants back with front passenger seat memory toward the seat backrest . function : If the passenger seat is in an unfavorable position , the seat will be Warning ! G adjusted to a position that seeks to better Pyrotechnic ETDs that were activated must be protect the occupant . replaced . RIf the vehicle is in a critical dynamic driving For your safety , when disposing of the situation , the door windows close , except pyrotechnic ETDs always follow our safety for a minimal gap that remains open . instructions . These are available at any RVehicles with power tilt / sliding sunroof : If authorized Mercedes - Benz Center . the vehicle is in a critical dynamic driving ® The PRE - SAFE system has electrically situation , the tilt / sliding sunroof also operated reversible pre - tensioners that do closes , except for a minimal gap that not require replacement after activation . remains open .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 53 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 53 If the closing procedure of any of these Warning ! G elements is blocked , it will stop and open Only use seat or head restraint covers which slightly . have been tested and approved by Mercedes - the hazardous situation no longer exists Once Benz for your vehicle model . and an accident has been avoided , the seat Using other seat or head restraint covers may security belt pre - tensioning is deactivated . All of the interfere with or prevent the activation of the ® PRE - SAFE settings can be re - adjusted NECK - PRO active front head restraints and / following the critical driving event . or the deployment of the front side impact air If the seat belts do not release : bags . and 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 Safety reduced . When the NECK - PRO active front head The locking mechanism releases . restraints have been triggered in an accident , the NECK - PRO active front head restraints ! When moving the seats , make sure there must be reset . Otherwise , the NECK - PRO are no items in the footwell or behind the active front head restraints cannot offer any seats . Otherwise , you could damage the additional protection in the event of another seats and / or the items . rear - end collision . For information on the seat belt adjustment For information on resetting the activated function as an integrated comfort feature of NECK - PRO active front head restraints , see ® PRE - SAFE , see ( Y page 51 ) . “ Resetting activated head restraints ” ( Y page 311 ) . You cannot remove the NECK - PRO active NECK - PRO active front head front head restraints . restraints Warning ! G The NECK - PRO active front head restraints For your protection , drive only with properly are intended to offer the driver and front positioned head restraints . passenger increased protection from whiplash - type injuries . In the event of a rear - Adjust the head restraint so that it is as close end collision , the NECK - PRO active front head to the head as possible and the center of the restraints on the front seats are designed to head restraint supports the back of the head move forward in the direction of travel . They at eye level . This will reduce the potential for thus provide the head with increased support injury to the head and neck in the event of an earlier on in the collision sequence . The accident or similar situation . NECK - PRO active front head restraints will For information on head restraint adjustment , move forward whether the seats are occupied see “ Head restraint height ” ( Y page 82 ) , or or not . see “ Head restraint fore and aft adjustment ” Warning ! G ( Y page 83 ) . Do not attach any objects ( e.g . hangers ) to the head restraint posts . Otherwise , the NECK - PRO active front head restraints may not be able to function properly or offer the intended degree of protection they were designed for in the event of a rear - end collision . Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 54 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 54 Seat belt Correct driver seat adjustment Observe Safety notes , see page 47 . G Warning ! G X Fasten and position your seat belt ; In order to avoid possible loss of vehicle control the following must be done before the correctly ( Y page 49 ) . security vehicle is put into motion : Make sure : Rseat adjustment RThe seat belt is always fitted snugly . Rhead restraint adjustment RAdjust the seat belt so that the shoulder section is located as close as possible to Rsteering wheel adjustment and the middle of the shoulder . Rrear view mirror adjustment RPlace the lap portion of the seat belt as low Safety Rfastening of seat belts as possible on your hips . Seat and head restraint Observe Safety notes , see page 81 . G X Position seat = and head restraint properly . See ( Y page 82 ) for seat and head restraint adjustment . Observe the following points : RAlways be in a properly seated position . RThe position should be as far rearward from the front air bag in the steering wheel as possible , while still permitting proper operation of vehicle controls . RAdjust the seat to a comfortable seating position that still allows you to reach the accelerator / brake pedal safely . RThe seat must be adjusted so that you can correctly fasten and position your seat belt . Steering wheel RThe seat backrest must be in a position that is as nearly upright as possible . Observe Safety notes , see page 86 . G RAdjust the seat cushion so that the front X Position steering wheel : properly . See edge of the seat cushion lightly supports ( Y page 87 ) for manual adjustment and your legs . ( Y page 87 ) for electrical adjustment . RAdjust the head restraint so that it is as Make sure : close to the head as possible and the RYou can reach the steering wheel with your center of the head restraint supports the arms slightly bent at the elbows . back of the head at eye level . RYou can move your legs freely . RNever place hands under the seat or near RAll any moving parts while the seat is being displays ( including malfunction and adjusted . indicator lamps ) on the instrument cluster are clearly visible .
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 55 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 55 Children in the vehicle Unsecured or improperly positioned cargo increases a child’s risk of injury in the event Safety notes of Rstrong braking maneuvers If an infant or child is traveling with you in the vehicle : Rsudden changes of direction security X Secure the child using an infant or child Ran accident appropriate to the age and size of restraint the child . Infant and child restraint systems X Make sure the infant or child is properly and secured at all times while the vehicle is in Observe Safety notes , see page 55 . G motion . We recommend all infants and children be Safety properly restrained at all times while the Warning ! G vehicle is in motion . When leaving the vehicle , always remove the Canada only : SmartKey from the starter switch . Always Only use a BabySmart ™ compatible child take the SmartKey with you and lock the restraint for the front passenger seat in this vehicle . Do not leave children unattended in vehicle . the vehicle , even if they are secured in a child All lap / shoulder belts except the driver’s seat restraint system , or with access to an belt have special seat belt retractors for unlocked vehicle . A child’s unsupervised secure fastening of child restraints . access to a vehicle could result in an accident and / or serious personal injury . The children To fasten a child restraint , follow the child could restraint manufacturer’s instructions for mounting . Rinjure themselves on parts of the vehicle To activate the special seat belt retractor : Rbe seriously or fatally injured through X excessive exposure to extreme heat or cold Pull the shoulder belt out completely and let it retract . Rinjure themselves or cause an accident with During seat belt retraction , a ratcheting vehicle equipment that can be operated sound can be heard to indicate that the even if the SmartKey is removed from the special seat belt retractor is activated . starter switch or removed from the vehicle , The seat belt is now locked . such as seat adjustment , steering wheel X adjustment , or the memory function Push down on child restraint to take up any slack . If children open a door , they could injure other persons or get out of the vehicle and injure To deactivate the special seat belt retractor : themselves or be injured by following traffic . X Release the seat belt buckle and let the Do not expose the child restraint system to seat belt retract completely . direct sunlight . The child restraint system’s The seat belt can then again be used in the metal parts , for example , could become very usual manner . hot , and the child could be burned by these To deactivate the special seat belt retractor parts . for the front passenger seat , the front passenger seat must be in the most backward Warning ! G position . 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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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 56 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 56 Warning ! infant restraint , toddler restraint , or booster G seat recommended for the size and weight of Never release the seat belt buckle while the the child . vehicle is in motion , since the special seat belt retractor will be deactivated . The infant or child restraint must be properly secured with the vehicle’s seat belt , the seat security belt and top tether strap , or lower anchors and i Information on child seats with mounting top tether strap , fully in accordance with the fittings for tether anchorages child seat manufacturer’s instructions . ( Y page 57 ) . Occupants , especially children , should always For information on LATCH - type child seat and sit as upright as possible , wear the seat belt anchors ( Y page 58 ) . properly and use an appropriately sized infant The use of infant or child restraints is required restraint , toddler restraint , or booster Safetyseat by law in all 50 states , the District of recommended for the size and weight of the Columbia , the U.S . territories and all child . Canadian provinces . Children can be killed or seriously injured by Infants and small children should be seated an inflating air bag . Note the following in an appropriate infant or child restraint important information when circumstances system . They must be properly secured in require you to place a child in the front accordance with the manufacturer’s passenger seat : instructions for the child restraint . All infant RUSA only : Your vehicle is equipped with air or child restraint systems must comply with bag technology designed to deactivate the U.S . Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards front passenger front air bag in your vehicle 213 and 225 and Canadian Motor Vehicle when the system senses the weight of a Safety Standards 213 and 210.2 . typical 12 - month - old child or less along A statement by the child restraint with the weight of a standard appropriate manufacturer of compliance with these child restraint on the front passenger seat . standards can be found on the instruction RUSA label on the restraint and in the instruction only : For children larger than the manual provided with the restraint . typical 12 - month - old child , the front passenger front air bag may or may not be When using any infant restraint , toddler activated . Always make sure the restraint , or booster seat , make sure to 42 indicator lamp is carefully read and follow all manufacturer’s illuminated , indicating that the front instructions for installation and use . passenger front air bag is deactivated . Please read and observe warning labels RCanada affixed to the inside of the vehicle and to only : Children 12 years old and infant or child restraints . under must never ride in the front seat , except in a Mercedes - Benz authorized Warning ! G BabySmart ™ compatible child seat , which According to accident statistics , children are operates with the BabySmart ™ system safer when properly restrained in the rear installed in the vehicle to deactivate the seating positions than in the front seating front passenger front air bag when it is position . Thus , we strongly recommend that installed properly . Otherwise they will be children be placed in the rear seats whenever struck by the air bag when it inflates in a possible . Regardless of seating position , crash . If this happens , serious or fatal injury children 12 years old and under must be will result . seated and properly secured in an appropriate
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 57 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 57 RA accident , they could be crushed between the child in a rear - facing child restraint on the occupant and seat belt . front passenger seat will be seriously injured or even killed if the front passenger A child’s risk of serious or fatal injuries is front air bag inflates in a collision which significantly increased if the child restraints could occur under some circumstances , are not properly secured in the vehicle and / security even with the air bag technology installed or the child is not properly secured in the child in your vehicle . The only means to restraint . completely eliminate this risk is to never Children too big for a toddler restraint must place a child in a rear - facing child restraint ride in seats using regular seat belts . Position in the front seat . We therefore strongly and shoulder belt across chest and shoulder , not recommend that you always place a child face or neck . A booster seat may be in a rear - facing child restraint in a backseat . necessary to achieve proper seat belt Safety RIf positioning for children over 41 lb ( 18 kg ) until you must install a rear - facing child they reach a height where a lap / shoulder belt restraint on the front passenger seat fits properly without a booster . because circumstances require you to do so , make sure the 42 When the child restraint is not in use , remove indicator lamp is illuminated , indicating it from the vehicle or secure it with the seat that the front passenger front air bag is belt to prevent the child restraint from deactivated . Should the 42 becoming a projectile in the event of an indicator lamp not illuminate or go out while accident . the restraint is installed , please check installation . Periodically check the Installation of infant and child restraint 42 indicator lamp while systems driving to make sure the 42 Observe Safety notes , see page 55 . indicator lamp is illuminated . If the G 42 indicator lamp goes out or Warning ! G remains out , do not transport a child on the Always lock the seat backrests in their upright front passenger seat until the system has position when the rear seats are occupied by been repaired . passengers . Lock the seat backrests in their A child in a rear - facing child restraint on the upright position after installing top tether front passenger seat will be seriously straps or when the extended cargo injured or even killed if the front passenger compartment is not in use . Make sure that front air bag inflates . seat backrests are secured properly by RIf you have to place a child in a forward - pushing and pulling on the seat backrests . If facing child restraint on the front passenger a seat backrest is not locked properly , the seat , move the seat as far back as possible , seat backrest could fold . The child seat would use the proper child restraint no longer be supported properly or positioned recommended for the age , size and weight to provide its intended benefit . That could of the child , and secure child restraint with cause serious or even fatal injuries . the vehicle’s seat belt according to the child This vehicle is equipped with tether seat manufacturer’s instructions . anchorages for a top tether strap at each of the rear seating positions . Warning ! G Top tether straps enable an additional Infants and small children should never share connection to be made between child a seat belt with another occupant . During an restraint systems secured with LATCH - type Z
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164_AKB ; 6 ; 2 , en - US 2009 - 03 - 25T14 : 36 : 45 + 01 : 00 - Seite 58 d2ureepe , Version : 2.11.8.1 Occupant safety 58 X anchors and rear seats . This can further Guide top tether strap ? between the reduce the risk of injury . head restraint and top of the seat backrest . X Securely fasten hook = , which is part of top tether strap ? , to anchorage ring ; . Make sure security Rhook = is attached to anchorage ring ; beyond the safety catch , as illustrated Rtop tether strap ? is not twisted and Rthe head restraint is installed and positioned such that top tether strap ? Safety can pass freely between the head restraint and top of the seat backrest X Press in lower part of anchorage ring Rtop tether strap ? is positioned between cover : on the seat backrest on which a the seat backrest and the cargo child seat is to be installed . compartment cover blind ( if installed ) X Pull on upper part of anchorage ring Rtop tether strap ? is positioned between cover : to remove cover . the seat backrest and the cargo net ( if X Store anchorage ring cover : in a installed ) convenient place ( e.g . glove box ) . X Lower the head restraint if necessary ( Y page 84 ) . Make sure the top tether strap can pass freely between the head restraint and top of the seat backrest . X Install the child restraint system and tighten the top tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer’s instructions . After removing the child restraint system and top tether strap ? : X Move the respective head restraint to its X Reinstall anchorage ring cover : . uppermost position ( Y page 84 ) . Child seat anchors – LATCH - type Observe Safety notes , see page 55 . G Warning ! G Children too big for a toddler restraint must ride in seats using regular seat belts . Position shoulder belt across chest and shoulder , not face or neck . A booster seat may be necessary to achieve proper seat belt positioning for children over
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