2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Owner's Manual

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
CLS Class
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
11.38 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
4
Introduction
10
Product information
10
Service and warranty information
11
California retail buyers and lessees, important notice for
12
Maintenance
13
Roadside assistance
13
Change of address or ownership
13
Operating your vehicle outside the USA or Canada
14
Symbols used in this operator’s manual
16
Operating safety
17
Proper use of the vehicle
17
Problems:With vehicle
18
Safety:Reporting defects;Reporting safety defects
19
Reporting safety defects
19
Vehicle data recording
20
Information regarding electronic recording devices
20
At a glance
22
Exterior view
23
Cockpit
25
Instrument cluster
27
Multifunction steering wheel
29
Center console:Upper part
30
Upper part
30
Center console:Lower part
31
Overhead control panel
32
Storage compartments
33
Door control panel
35
Getting started
36
Unlocking
37
Locking/Unlocking, SmartKey
37
Locking/Unlocking, SmartKey with KEYLESS\x15GO*
38
Starter switch positions
39
Adjusting
42
Seats:Adjusting
42
Height adjustment:Steering wheel
45
Mirrors:Adjusting
48
Driving:Instructions
49
Seat belts:Fastening
49
Key, SmartKey:Starting the engine
52
Parking brake
54
Driving off
54
f. Controls in detail/Exterior lamps; Getting started/Parking and locking
56
Combination switch
56
Windshield wipers
57
Problems:While driving
59
Parking;Locking the vehicle
60
Parking brake
60
Switching off headlamps
61
Turning off engine
61
Releasing seat belts
62
f. Getting started/Driving/Turning off with the Smartkey
62
Safety and Security
64
Occupant safety
65
Air bags
67
OCS;Occupant safety:OCS;Occupant Classification System see OCS<$nopage
72
Seat belts
77
Active head restraints
82
Children in the vehicle
83
Rear door window:Blocking operation;Power windows:Rear door window, blocking operation
88
Panic alarm
89
Activating
89
Deactivating
89
Driving:Safety systems
90
Driving safety systems:ABS
90
Driving safety systems:BAS
91
EBP
93
Driving safety systems:ESP<V_Superscript>®<Default Para Font>
93
Anti-theft systems
98
Immobilizer
98
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system
98
Controls in detail
100
Key, SmartKey:Locking/unlocking
101
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey<$nopage>
101
KEYLESS\x15GO* see Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS\x15GO*<$nopage
104
Batteries, SmartKey with KEYLESS\x15GO*:Checking battery condition
109
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS\x15GO*:Loss of
109
Door:Opening from inside/outside;Inside door handle
109
Trunk:Opening
110
Trunk:Closing the lid
112
Trunk:Trunk lid emergency release;Emergency operations:Trunk lid, Releasing from inside
115
Trunk:Valet locking;Valet locking
116
Central locking:Automatic
117
Central locking:Locking/unlocking from inside;Central locking switch
117
Seats
119
Head restraints:Front seat, Removing<$nopage
119
Head restraints;Head restraints:Rear seat, Removing and installing;Rear seat head restraints see Hea
119
Lumbar support
120
Multicontour seat*
121
Seats:Heater*;Heated seats*
122
Seats:Ventilation*
123
Memory functions
124
Storing:Positions into memory (Memory function*)
125
Positions (Memory function) see Seats<$nopage>
125
Mirrors:Storing exterior mirror parking position
126
Lighting
127
Exterior lamp switch
127
Combination switch
131
Fog lamps, front:Corner-illuminating*
131
Hazard warning flasher
133
Interior lighting
134
Interior lighting in the rear
135
Lighting:Door entry lamps
136
Lighting:Trunk lamp
136
Instrument cluster
137
Instrument cluster:Illumination brightness
137
Instrument cluster:Coolant temperature indicator
138
Trip odometer:Resetting
138
Tachometer
139
Outside temperature see Displays<$nopage>
139
Control system
140
Instrument cluster:Multifunction display
140
Multifunction steering wheel:Button operation
141
Control system menus
143
Control system menus:Standard display
146
AMG menu
146
Control system menus:AUDIO
149
Navigation system see separate COMAND operating instructions<$nopage>
151
Control system menus:Distronic*
152
Control system menus:Vehicle status message memory
152
Control system menus:Settings
153
Control system menus:Trip computer
165
Control system menus:TEL*
167
Transmission see Automatic transmission <$nopage>
170
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever
170
Gear selector lever:Position
171
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever positions
172
Driving tips
174
Gear range:Automatic transmission
175
Automatic transmission:Automatic shift program
176
Gear selector lever one-touch gearshifting:Automatic transmission
177
Steering wheel gearshift control one-touch gearshifting*:Automatic transmission
178
Manual shift program CLS\x1163\x11AMG
180
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
183
Good visibility
184
Headlamps:Cleaning system*
184
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
184
Sun visors
185
Rear window sunshade*
186
Rear window defroster
187
Automatic climate control (4-zone)
189
Automatic climate control (4-zone):Deactivating
194
Climate control system:Automatic mode
195
Settings:Temperature (interior);Automatic climate control (4-zone):Setting the temperature
196
Climate control system:Air distribution;Air distribution
196
Climate control system:Air volume;Air volume
197
Climate control system:Front defroster
198
Climate control system:Maximum cooling MAX COOL
199
Automatic climate control (4-zone):Air recirculation mode
199
Climate control system:Air conditioning, Cooling;Air conditioning, Cooling
202
Climate control system:Residual engine heat (REST)
202
Climate control system:Rear climate control;Climate control system:Control panel, Rear
203
Power windows
206
Power windows:Operating
206
Power windows:Synchronizing
208
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS\x15GO*:Opening and closing the power tilt/sliding sunroof
209
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS\x15GO*:Opening and closing the windows
209
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
211
Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Opening/closing
211
Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Synchronizing
213
Driving systems
214
Cruise control
214
Distronic*
218
Airmatic DC (Dual Control)
231
Parktronic system (Parking assist)* see Parktronic*<$nopage>
235
Roof rack*
239
Vehicle loading:Instructions
239
Ski bag* (Canada only)
240
Cargo tie-down hooks
243
Retaining hook
243
Useful features
244
Storage compartments
244
Cup holders
247
Ashtrays
249
Cigarette lighter
250
Power outlet
251
Heated steering wheel (Canada only)
252
Floormats
253
Telephone*
254
Tele Aid
257
Garage door opener
263
Operation
270
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
271
Driving instructions
272
Drive sensibly – save fuel
272
Drinking and driving
272
Pedals
272
Power assistance
273
Brakes
273
Driving off
275
Parking
276
Tires:Driving instructions
276
Hydroplaning;Aquaplaning see Hydroplaning <$nopage>
277
Tires:Traction
277
Tire speed rating
278
Driving:In winter
279
Standing water, Driving through
280
Passenger compartment
281
Driving:Abroad
281
Radio transmitters
281
Catalytic converter
282
Emission control
282
Coolant:Temperature
283
Fuel filler flap:Opening
284
Fuel:Filling the tank
284
Vehicle lighting:Checking
286
Engine:Compartment
287
Hood
287
Engine oil
288
Transmission fluid level
290
Coolant:Checking level
291
Washer fluid
293
Tires:Retreads
294
Important guidelines
294
Tires:Care and maintenance
295
Direction of rotation (tires)
296
Loading see Vehicle loading<$nopage>
297
Tires:Inflation pressure
302
Tires:Inflation pressure
304
MO<V_Italic>E<Default Para Font> tires* see MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system* <$nopage
314
Tire labeling
315
Load identification
319
TIN
319
Maximum tire load
321
Maximum tire pressure
321
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
322
Tire ply material
324
Tires:Terminology
324
Rotating tires;Tires:Rotation
327
Winter driving
329
Winter tires
329
Block heater* (Canada only)
330
Snow chains
330
Overdue maintenance service
331
Maintenance service indicator \x05message
331
Maintenance:Calling up service indicator
332
Maintenance:Resetting service indicator
333
Vehicle care
334
Practical hints
345
Center console:PASS AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp
357
Displays:Messages in display
359
First aid kit
394
Spare wheel
394
Vehicle tool kit
396
Unlocking:In an emergency
399
Unlocking:Mechanical Key
399
Vehicle:Locking/unlocking in an emergency
400
Emergency operations:Fuel filler flap
401
Emergency operations:Gear selector lever, Unlocking
401
Active head restraints:resetting
402
Changing batteries
403
Bulbs, replacing see Replacing bulbs<$nopage
405
Bulbs
405
Replacing bulbs:Front lamps
408
Replacing bulbs for rear lamps
410
Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades
411
Wiper blades
411
Flat tire
413
Flat tire:Preparing the vehicle
413
Flat tire:Spare wheel
413
MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system*
420
Batteries, vehicle
421
Batteries, vehicle:Disconnecting
422
Batteries, vehicle:Removing
422
Batteries, vehicle:Charging
423
Batteries, vehicle:Reconnecting
423
Jump starting
424
Towing the vehicle
426
Towing eye bolt
427
Fuses
429
Passenger compartment:Main fuse box
430
Fuse box in trunk
430
Parts service
433
Warranty coverage
434
Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet
434
Identification labels
435
Layout of poly-V-belt drive
437
CLS\x11550
437
CLS\x1163\x11AMG
437
Engine
438
Tires:Rims and tires
439
Tires:Sizes
440
Mixed size tires
442
MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> system*:MO<V_Italic>Extended<Default Para Font> tires*
445
Spare wheel
446
Electrical system, Technical data
447
Main Dimensions
448
Dimensions, vehicle
448
Weights, Vehicle
448
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
449
Fluids:Capacities
449
Technical data:Engine oils
451
Engine oil:Additives
451
Air conditioning refrigerant
451
Technical data:Brake fluid
451
Unleaded gasoline, Premium
452
Technical data:Fuel requirements
452
Fuel:Additives
453
Technical data:Coolant
453
Windshield washer fluid see Washer fluid<$nopage>
456
Index
458

FAQ about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Manual

What contains the 2008 CLS Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Class owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Mercedes-Benz to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 2008 owner's manual:

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

Where to download the 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class Owners Manual?

The Mercedes-Benz CLS Class owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz CLS Class year 2008 free?

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The Mercedes-Benz CLS Class (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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