2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class Owner's Manual

2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
M Class
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
14.04 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
4
Introduction
10
Product information
10
Operator’s Manual
11
Emission control:System warranties
11
California retail buyers and lessees, Important notice for
12
Maintenance
13
Roadside Assistance
13
Change of address or ownership
14
Operating your vehicle outside the USA or Canada
14
Where to find it
16
Symbols
17
Operating safety
18
Vehicle:Modifications and alterations, Operating safety
18
Problems:With the vehicle
19
Safety:Reporting safety defects
20
Reporting safety defects
20
Vehicle data recording
21
Information regarding electronic recording devices
21
At a glance
22
Cockpit
25
Instrument cluster
27
Instrument cluster
29
Multifunction steering wheel
31
Center console:Upper part
32
Lamps, indicator and warning:Center console
32
Center console:Lower part
33
Overhead control panel
34
Storage compartments
35
Door control panel
37
Getting started
38
Door:Locking/unlocking, SmartKey
39
Key, SmartKey:Locking/unlocking
39
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Locking/unlocking
40
Starter switch positions
40
Adjusting
44
Seats:Adjusting
44
Steering wheel
47
Mirrors:Adjusting
50
Driving
52
Seat belts:Fastening
52
Automatic transmission:Starting the engine
55
Parking brake
58
Driving off
59
Switching on headlamps
60
Turn signals
61
Windshield wipers
61
Windshield wipers:Rear window wiper/washer
63
Problems:While driving
64
Parking:On hills
66
Parking brake
66
Turning off the engine
67
Door:Locking/unlocking, SmartKey
69
Safety and Security
72
Occupant safety
73
Air bags
75
Air bags:Occupant Classification System (OCS)
80
Seat belts
85
Active head restraint
89
Head restraints:Rear seats
90
Children in the vehicle
90
Rear door windows:Blocking operation
97
Panic alarm
98
Activating
98
Deactivating
98
Driving:Safety systems
99
Driving safety systems:ABS
99
Driving safety systems:BAS
101
Driving safety systems:ESP®
101
Driving safety systems:EBP
105
Driving safety systems:4-ETS
105
Immobilizer
107
Immobilizer
107
Anti-theft systems:Anti-theft alarm system
107
Controls in detail
110
Vehicle:Locking/unlocking
111
Remote control:SmartKey
111
SmartKey see Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO* <$nopage>
114
Key, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*:Batteries
119
Loss of keys, SmartKey with KEYLESS-GO*
119
Door:Opening from inside/outside
119
Tailgate:Opening
120
Central locking:Automatic
126
Central locking:Switch
127
Seats
128
Head restraints:Active head restraint
128
Head restraints
128
Lumbar support
130
Backrest:Seat, Multicontour*
130
Seats:Heating*
131
Seats:Ventilation*
132
Memory function* see Seats <$nopage>
134
Storing positions into memory
135
Positions (Memory function*) see Seats <$nopage>
135
Lighting, Exterior and interior
136
Lamps, exterior:Switch
136
Combination switch
140
Corner-illuminating front fog lamps*
141
Emergency, In case of:Hazard warning flasher
142
Interior lighting
143
Door:Entry lamps
145
Instrument cluster
146
Instrument cluster:Illumination brightness
146
Odometer
147
Tachometer
147
Outside temperature see Displays <$nopage>
147
Control system
148
Control system:Multifunction display
148
Control system:Multifunction steering wheel
149
Menus see Control system menus <$nopage>
151
Control system menus:Standard display
155
Menus see Control system menus <$nopage>
157
AUDIO menu
161
Navigation system*:See separate COMAND system operating instructions <$nopage
162
Control system menus:AIRMATIC*/Compass
163
Control system menus:Vehicle status message memory
163
Control system menus:Settings
164
Control system menus:Vehicle configuration
178
Trip computer
179
Telephone*:Operation
181
Transmission see Automatic transmission <$nopage>
184
Automatic transmission:Gear selector lever
184
Gear selector lever:Position
187
Automatic transmission:Transmission positions
188
Driving tips
191
Gear range:Automatic transmission
193
Steering wheel gearshift control:Automatic transmission
194
Shift program (ML 63 AMG only)
195
Automatic transmission:Gear shifting malfunctions
198
Transfer case
199
Good visibility
200
Headlamp cleaning system*
200
Rear view mirrors see Mirrors <$nopage>
200
Parking position*:Exterior rear view mirrors
201
Sun visors
202
Defrosting, Rear
204
Climate control
205
Climate control: Deactivating system
209
Operating the climate control system in automatic mode
209
Temperature:Interior temperature
210
Air distribution, Front
210
Climate control:Air volume
211
Defogging windshield
211
Air recirculation mode
213
Air conditioning, Cooling
215
Climate control: Residual engine heat (REST)
216
Climate control:Control panel*, Rear
217
Automatic climate control (3-zone)*
219
Automatic climate control (3-zone)*:Deactivating system
223
Operating the automatic climate \x05control system in automatic mode
224
Setting the temperature
224
Air distribution, Front
225
Air volume
226
Defrosting, Front
226
Automatic climate control (3-zone)*:Maximum cooling, MAXCOOL
227
Air recirculation mode
228
Air conditioning, Cooling
230
Automatic climate control (3-zone)*:Using driver-side settings for all temperature zones
230
Residual heat and ventilation
231
Rear automatic climate control
232
Power windows
236
Power windows:Door windows
237
Power windows:Synchronizing, Door windows
238
Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Summer opening feature
238
Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Stopping
239
Power tilt/sliding sunroof
241
Tilt/sliding sunroof see Power tilt/sliding sunroof* <$nopage>
241
Power tilt/sliding sunroof:Synchronizing
243
Driving:Systems
245
Cruise control
245
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
250
Off-road driving program
254
Air suspension program*
255
Air suspension program*:Adaptive Damping System (ADS)*
256
Air suspension program*:Vehicle level control*
256
Parktronic*
260
Rear view camera*
265
Loading
267
Loading see Vehicle loading <$nopage>
267
Vehicle loading:Loading instructions
267
Cargo tie-down rings
269
Hooks:Loading
270
Vehicle loading:Expanding cargo compartment
270
Cargo compartment cover blind
272
Cargo net*
273
Cargo management system*
276
Useful features
280
Storage compartments
280
Net, Parcel
284
Cup holders
285
Ashtrays (Depending on vehicle configuration)
286
Cigarette lighter (Depending on vehicle configuration)
287
Power outlets
288
Floormats
290
Heated steering wheel*
291
Telephone*
292
Tele Aid
295
Garage door opener
303
Compass
308
Infrared reflecting windshield*
309
Operation
310
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
311
Driving:Instructions
312
Driving
312
Drinking and driving
312
Pedals
312
Power assistance
313
Brakes
313
Driving off
316
Parking
316
Tires:Driving instructions
316
Driving:Hydroplaning
317
Tires:Traction
317
Tires:Speed rating
318
Winter driving instructions
319
Deep water see Standing water <$nopage>
320
Off-road driving:Driving instructions for off-road driving
320
Trailer:Towing
329
Passenger compartment
335
Driving:Abroad
335
Control and operation of radio transmitters
335
Catalytic converter (gasoline engine)
336
Oxidation catalyst (diesel engine)
336
Emission control
336
Coolant:Temperature
337
At the gas station
338
Fuel filler flap:Opening
338
Regular checks
340
Engine:Compartment
342
Hood
342
Fluids:Engine oil
344
Fluids:Automatic transmission fluid
346
Coolant
346
Windshield washer fluid:Refilling
347
Inflation pressure see Tires, Inflation pressures <$nopage>
349
Tires:Important guidelines
349
Tires:Care and maintenance
350
Direction of rotation (tires)
352
Tires:Loading the vehicle
352
Tires:Inflation pressure
358
Tires:Inflation pressure
360
Load identification
375
DOT
375
Maximum tire load
377
Maximum tire pressure
377
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
378
Tire ply material
380
Tires:Terminology
380
Rotating tires
383
Winter driving
385
Winter driving:Tires
385
Engine:Block heater (Canada only)
386
Snow chains
386
Maintenance
387
Maintenance:Service indicator message
387
Maintenance:Calling up service indicator display
389
Maintenance:Resetting service indicator
389
Vehicle:Care
390
Practical hints
400
What to do if …
401
Instrument cluster:Lamps
401
Lamps, indicator and warning:Center console
412
Multifunction display messages
414
Where will I find ...?
449
Emergency, In case of:First aid kit
449
Vehicle tool kit
449
Spare wheel (except ML 63 AMG)
453
Collapsible tire (ML 63 AMG only)
454
Emergency operation:Locking/unlocking the vehicle
456
Door:Unlocking, Mechanical key
456
Emergency operation:Locking/unlocking the vehicle
457
Tailgate: Unlocking and opening the tailgate in an emergency
457
Fuel:Fuel filler flap and cap
458
Active head restraint
459
Vehicles without Rear seat entertainment system*
459
Vehicles with Rear seat entertainment system*
460
Batteries, SmartKey:Replacing
462
Halogen headlamp see Headlamps <$nopage>
464
Bulbs
464
Headlamps:Halogen
467
Backup lamps:Replacing bulbs
472
Headlamp aim:Adjusting
474
Windshield wipers:Replacing wiper blades
476
Front wiper blades
476
Rear wiper blade
477
Flat tire
479
Flat tire:Mounting the spare wheel
480
Battery, Vehicle
490
Battery, Vehicle:Disconnecting and connecting
492
Battery, Vehicle:Charging
497
Emergency, In case of:Battery, Jump starting
498
Emergency, In case of:Towing the vehicle
500
Towing eye bolt
502
Towing the vehicle
504
Fuses:Replacing
505
Fuses:Fuse box in engine compartment
506
Fuses:Fuse box in cargo compartment
506
Fuses:Fuse box in passenger compartment
507
Engine:Emergency engine shut-down
507
Technical data
508
Parts service
509
Warranty coverage
510
Loss of Service and Warranty Information Booklet
510
Identification labels see Labels <$nopage>
511
Engine:Belt layout (ML 320 CDI)
513
Engine:Belt layout (ML 350, ML 550)
513
Engine:Belt layout (ML 63 AMG)
513
Engine:Technical data
514
Tires:Rims and tires
516
Spare wheel
519
Electrical system, Technical data
520
Dimensions, Vehicle
521
Weights, Vehicle
522
Fuels, coolants, lubricants etc.
523
Capacities and recommended fuel/lubricants
523
Fluids:Engine oil
526
Engine oil:Additives
526
Air conditioning refrigerant
526
Brake fluid
526
Premium unleaded gasoline
527
Technical data:Fuel requirements
527
Technical data:Gasoline additives
528
Fluids:Engine coolant
529
Fluids:Windshield washer and headlamp cleaning system*
531
Index
532

FAQ about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M Class Manual

What contains the 2008 M Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz M 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 M 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 M Class 2008 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz M Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices

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

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz M 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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