2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class Owner's Manual

2006 Mercedes-Benz S Class owners manual
Year:
2006
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
S Class
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
5.74 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
4
Introduction
10
Product information
10
Operator’s Manual
11
Service and warranty information;Information:About service and warranty
11
Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles
12
Maintenance
13
Roadside assistance
13
Change of address or ownership
13
Operating:Vehicle outside the USA and Canada
14
Operating safety
17
Proper use of the vehicle
17
Problems:With vehicle
18
Safety defects:Reporting;Reporting:Safety defects
19
Reporting safety defects
19
Vehicle data recording
20
Information regarding electronic recording devices
20
At a glance
22
Cockpit
23
Instrument cluster
25
Multifunction steering wheel
27
Center console
28
f. At a glance/Pos.11/Center console, upper part
28
f. At a glance/Pos.11/Center console, lower part
29
Overhead control panel
30
Door control panel
31
Getting started
32
Unlocking
33
SmartKey:Unlocking
33
SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Unlocking
34
Starter switch positions
35
Adjusting
38
Adjusting:Seats;Seats:Adjusting
38
Adjusting:Steering wheel;Steering wheel:Adjusting;Height adjustment:Steering wheel
41
Mirrors:Adjusting;Adjusting:Mirrors
42
Driving:General instructions
44
Seat belts:Fastening;Fastening the seat belts;Safety belts see Seat belts;Occupant safety:Fastening
44
Starting the engine
47
Parking brake:Releasing
49
Driving
50
Switching on:Headlamps;Headlamps:Switching on;Activating:Headlamps
51
Turn signals;Combination switch:Turn signals
52
Windshield wipers;Combination switch:Windshield wipers;Switching on:Windshield wipers;Windshield wip
53
Problems:While driving;Driving:Problems;Difficulties:While driving see Problems while driving
55
Parking;Locking
56
Parking brake:Engaging
57
Headlamps:Switching off;Switching off:Headlamps;Deactivating:Headlamps
58
Turning off:Engine;Engine:Turning off with the SmartKey or the SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*;Switching o
58
Closing;Locking
59
Safety and Security
60
Occupant safety;Safety:Occupant
61
Air bags;Occupant safety:Air bags
62
Seat belts
68
Preventive occupant safety (PRE-SAFE®)
71
Child safety;Occupant safety:Children in the vehicle
72
Rear window:Blocking operation;Blocking:Rear window operation;Power windows:Blocking of rear window
78
Panic alarm;Panic alarm:Panic button on SmartKey
79
Activating
79
Deactivating
79
Driving:Safety systems;Safety systems:Driving;Driving systems:Driving safety systems
80
Driving safety systems:ABS;ABS
80
Driving safety systems:BAS;BAS
81
Driving safety systems:ESP®;ESP®;Electronic Stability Program see ESP®
82
ESP®:Four wheel electronic traction system with ESP®
85
Anti-theft systems
86
Immobilizer;Activating:Immobilizer
86
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system;Alarm system:Anti-theft
87
Tow-away alarm
89
Controls in detail
92
Locking;Unlocking;SmartKey:Locking and unlocking
93
SmartKey
93
Lcking and unlocking:SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
97
Opening:Doors from the inside;Doors:Opening from inside vehicle
103
Opening the trunk
104
Trunk:Closing;Closing:Trunk
106
Trunk lid emergency release
112
Power closing assist for doors and trunk lid
113
Automatic locking when driving;Central locking:Automatic
113
Central locking:From inside;Central locking:Unlocking from inside
114
Seats
115
Seats:Easy entry/exit feature;Easy-entry/exit feature
115
Head restraints
117
Rear seats;Seats: Rear seats
118
Rear seat head restraints:Rear seats;Rear seats:Rear seat head restraints
121
Lumbar support adjustment;Adjusting:Lumbar support
123
Multicontour backrest*;Adjusting:Multicontour backrest*;Seats:Multicontour backrest*
123
Drive-dynamic seat*
125
Seats:Heater
126
Memory function
129
Memory function:Storing key dependent settings;Storing (Memory function*):Positions into memory;Posi
130
Memory function:Recalling positions from memory;Positions (Memory function):Recalling from memory
130
Mirrors:Storing exterior rear view mirror parking position;Parking position:Exterior rear view mirro
131
Lighting
132
Exterior lamp switch;Lighting:Exterior lamp switch;Front lamps:Switching on;Lighting:Low beam;Lighti
132
Combination switch
136
Hazard warning flasher
137
Interior lighting;Lighting:Interior;Passenger compartment:Interior lighting
138
Lighting:Courtesy lighting;Courtesy lighting
140
Lighting:Door entry lamps;Door entry lamps
140
Trunk:Lighting
140
Instrument cluster
141
Instrument cluster:Illumination;Adjusting:Instrument cluster illumination;Lighting:Instrument cluste
141
Instrument cluster:Coolant temperature gauge;Coolant:Temperature gauge
142
Resetting:Trip odometer;Trip odometer:Resetting
142
Tachometer
143
Outside temperature indicator;Instrument cluster:Outside temperature indicator
143
Clock
143
Control system
144
Instrument cluster:Multifunction display;Multifunction display;Control system:Multifunction display
144
Multifunction steering wheel:Buttons;Control system:Multifunction steering wheel;Multifunction steer
145
Control system:Menus;Menus:In control system
147
Menus:Standard display;Control system:Standard display menu
149
Menus:AUDIO;Control system:AUDIO menu;AUDIO menu
149
Audio system:CD mode;CD mode;CD changer*;Changing: CDs
152
Menus:TEL*;Control system:TEL* menu;Telephone*:Operating;Operating:Telephone*
154
Menus:NAVI;Control system:NAVI menu;Navigation system:Operating;Operating:Navigation system
156
Distronic*:Calling up settings;Settings:Calling up Distronic*;Calling up:Distronic* settings;Control
157
Menus:Trip computer;Control system:Trip computer menu;Trip computer
158
Menus:Vehicle status message memory;Control system:Vehicle status message memory menu;Vehicle status
160
Control system:Settings menu;Settings menu:Functions in;Setting:Individual vehicle settings;Settings
161
Automatic transmission
174
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever position
176
Driving tips
178
Gear range:Automatic transmission
179
Automatic shift program:Automatic transmission
180
One-touch gearshifting
181
Steering wheel gearshift control S 55 AMG and S 65 AMG:Automatic transmission
182
Manual shift program S 55 AMG and S 65 AMG:Automatic transmission
184
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
186
Good visibility
187
Headlamps:Cleaning system*;Cleaning:Headlamps
187
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
187
Power folding exterior rear view mirrors
189
Sun visors
191
Rear window sunshade
192
Rear side window sunshade*
192
Automatic climate control
193
Deactivating the climate control system
196
Setting:Temperature (interior);Automatic climate control:Setting the temperature
196
Adjusting:Air distribution
197
Adjusting:Air volume;Air volume:Adjusting
198
MAXCOOL:Maximum cooling
198
Defrosting;Automatic climate control:Defrosting
198
Air recirculation mode;Automatic climate control:Air recirculation mode
199
Charcoal filter
201
Rear window defroster;Automatic climate control:Rear window defroster
202
Air conditioning:Turning on;Air conditioning:Turning off
203
Residual ventilation
203
Ventilated storage compartment
204
Rear passenger compartment:Adjustable air vents;Air vents, rear passenger compartment:Adjustable;Adj
205
Rear passenger compartment climate control*
206
Power windows;Power windows:Side windows
209
Power windows:Opening;Power windows:Closing;Opening:Power windows;Closing:Power windows
209
Power windows:Synchronizing;Synchronizing:Power windows;Side windows:Synchronizing power windows
211
f. Practical hints/Batteries/Synchronizing power windows
212
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
213
Opening:Power tilt/sliding sunroof;Closing:Power tilt/sliding sunroof;Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Ope
213
Tilt/sliding sunroof:Synchronizing;Synchronizing:Tilt/sliding sunroof
215
Driving systems
216
Cruise control
216
Distronic*;Driving systems:Distronic*
219
Airmatic;Driving systems:Airmatic
230
Parktronic system*;Driving systems:Parktronic system*;Parking assist:Parktronic system*
236
Loading
240
Roof rack;Loading:Roof rack
240
Loading:Instructions
241
Cargo tie-down hooks;Securing cargo:Cargo tie-down hooks;Tie-down hooks (Trunk);Trunk:Tie-down hooks
241
Useful features
242
Storage compartments;Useful features:Storage compartments
243
Cup holders
249
Ashtray;Useful features:Ashtrays
250
Cigarette lighter;Useful features:Cigarette lighter;Lighter see Cigarette lighter
251
Heated steering wheel*
253
Telephone*;Useful features:Telephone*
254
Tele Aid;Useful features:Tele Aid
255
Garage door opener;Useful features:Garage door opener
264
Infrared reflecting windshield
270
Operation
272
Driving:General instructions;Driving instructions
274
Drive sensibly – save fuel
274
Drinking and driving
274
Pedals
274
Power assistance
274
Brakes
275
Driving off
277
Parking
277
Tires:Driving instructions
278
Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning
278
Tire traction
279
Tire speed rating
279
Winter driving instructions;Driving:In winter
280
Standing water:Driving instructions;Deep water see Standing water;Driving:Through standing water
281
Passenger compartment
282
Driving abroad;Driving:Abroad
282
Control and operation of radio transmitters;Radio transmitters, control and operation;Operating:Radi
282
Catalytic converter
283
Emission control
283
Coolant:Temperature
284
At the gas station
285
Refueling
285
Regular checks
286
Engine:Compartment;Engine compartment
288
Hood;Engine compartment:Hood;Hood:Opening
288
Engine oil:Checking level;Oil:Dipstick
289
Transmission see Automatic transmission;ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid);Automatic transmission:Tr
294
Active Body Control* (ABC*) fluid level
294
Coolant:Checking level;Checking:Coolant level;Coolant;Coolant level:Checking
295
Battery, vehicle
296
Windshield:Washer fluid;Windshield washer fluid:Refilling;Headlamps:Cleaning system*;Headlamp cleani
297
Tires
298
Important guidelines
298
Tire care and maintenance
299
Direction of rotation (tires)
301
Loading the vehicle
301
Tire inflation pressure:Checking;Air pressure see Tire inflation pressure <$nopage>;Tire inflation p
307
Tire inflation pressure:Checking
309
Tire labeling
314
Load identification
318
TIN
319
Maximum tire load
320
Maximum tire pressure
321
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
321
Tire ply material
323
Tire terminology
324
Tires:Rotating
327
Winter driving
328
Winter driving:Tires
328
Block heater (Canada only)
329
Snow chains
329
Service (maintenance)
330
Maintenance service indicator:Clearing
331
Overdue maintenance service;Maintenance service:Overdue
331
Maintenance service:Calling up the maintenance service indicator;Maintenance service indicator:Calli
331
Maintenance service indicator:Resetting;Resetting:Maintenance service indicator
332
Vehicle care
333
Washing the vehicle
333
Practical hints
340
What to do if...
341
Practical hints:Lamps in instrument cluster
341
Practical hints:Lamp in center console;Center console:Air bag off indicator lamp;Air bag off indicat
349
Practical hints:Vehicle status messages in the multifunction display;Displays:Vehicle status message
350
First aid kit;Practical hints:First aid kit
385
Vehicle tool kit;Tools;Practical hints:Vehicle tool kit
385
Unlocking:In an emergency;Emergency operations:Unlocking the vehicle;Vehicle:Unlocking in an emergen
389
f. Controls in Detail/Opening door w. Mechanical Key
389
Locking:Vehicle in an emergency;Emergency operations:Locking the vehicle;Manual operations:Locking t
390
Fuel filler flap:Opening;Manual operations:Fuel filler flap;Opening:Fuel filler flap manually
391
Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Opening in an emergency;Opening in an emergency:Power tilt/sliding sunroo
392
Replacing SmartKey batteries
393
Batteries, SmartKey:Replacing;SmartKey:Replacing the batteries;SmartKey:Replacing the battery;SmartK
393
Battery, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Replacing;SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Replacing the battery;Replaci
394
Bulbs, replacing;Replacing:Bulbs
395
Front lamps:Replacing bulbs;Replacing:Front lamp bulbs
398
Replacing:Brake lamp bulbs;Replacing:Backup lamp bulbs
400
Replacing:Wiper blades;Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades;Wiper blades:Replacing;Windshield:Re
402
Wiper blades:Removing;Removing:Wiper blades
402
Wiper blades:Installing;Installing:Wiper blades
403
Flat tire
404
Flat tire:Preparing the vehicle
404
Flat tire:Mounting the spare wheel;Spare wheel:Mounting
404
Battery, vehicle;Vehicle:Service battery;Vehicle battery
409
Battery, vehicle:Disconnecting;Disconnecting:Vehicle battery
410
Battery, vehicle:Removing;Removing:Vehicle battery
410
Battery, vehicle:Charging;Charging:Vehicle battery;Battery, vehicle:Reinstalling;Reinstalling vehicl
410
Battery, vehicle:Reconnecting;Reconnecting:Vehicle battery
411
Jump starting;Discharged battery:Jump starting;Battery discharged:Jump starting
412
Towing the vehicle;Vehicle:Towing;Practical hints:Towing the vehicle
414
Towing eye bolt (vehicle tool kit):Installing;Installing:Towing eye bolt
416
Fuses;Electrical fuses;Practical hints:Fuses
417
Fuses:Fuse box in passenger compartment;Fuse box;Passenger compartment:Fuse box in
418
Fuses:Fuse box in engine compartment;Fuse box;Engine compartment:Fuse box in
419
Technical data
420
Parts service
421
Warranty coverage
422
Loss of Service and Warranty Informa\x05tion Booklet
422
Identification labels
423
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
424
S\x11350/S\x11430/S 430 4MATIC/S\x11500/ S\x11500 4MATIC
424
S\x1155\x11AMG
424
S\x11600 and S 65 AMG
424
Engine:Data
425
Rims and Tires
427
Same size tires
429
Mixed size tires
431
Spare wheel
432
Electrical system
433
Main Dimensions
434
Main Dimensions
434
Weights
434
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
435
f. Operation/Engine compartment/Capacities
435
f. Operation/Engine compartment/Engine oil
438
Engine oil:Additives
438
Air conditioning refrigerant
438
Brake fluid
438
f. Operation/At the gas station/Gasoline
439
Fuel requirements
439
Gasoline additives
440
f. Operation/Engine compartment/Coolants
440
Windshield and headlamp washer system
443
Technical terms
444
Index
452

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