2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class Owner's Manual

2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
S Class
Rating:
(3)

Online manual

Size:
21.1 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
21
Notes
21
Vehicle equipment
21
Service and warranty information
22
Important notice for California retail buyers and lessees of Mercedes-Benz automobiles
22
Maintenance
22
Roadside Assistance
23
Change of address or ownership
23
Proper use of the vehicle
24
Information regarding electronic recording devices
26
At a glance
28
Exterior view
28
Cockpit
30
Instrument cluster
32
Storage compartments
34
Control systems
36
Center console
39
Overhead control panel
40
Driver’s door control panel
41
Rear door control panel
42
Rear passenger compartment
43
Safety and security
46
Introduction
46
SRS indicator lamp
47
Air bags
47
Occupant Classification System
52
Seat belts
57
Preventive occupant safety (PRE-SAFE®)
61
Active head restraints
62
Correct driver seat adjustment
63
Children in the vehicle
64
Introduction
71
ABS
71
BAS
72
BAS Plus
72
Adaptive Brake
74
Adaptive Brake Lights
74
EBP
74
ESP®
75
Immobilizer
81
Anti-theft alarm system
81
Canceling the alarm
82
Control systems
84
COMAND operating safety
84
Availability of functions while the vehicle is in motion
85
Switching COMAND on or off
85
COMAND components
85
Operating COMAND
89
System settings menu overview
97
Display settings
98
Time settings
98
Voice Control settings
99
Setting the system language
100
Assigning the favorite button
100
Safety notes
101
Map software
102
Updating the map software
102
Updating process
102
Loading a DVD into the DVD changer
103
Updating
104
General notes
105
Navigation system menu overview
107
Calling up the map display and switching to navigation mode
108
Introduction
113
Entering a destination by the address
114
Entering a destination from the destination memory
130
Entering a destination from the list of last destinations
132
Entering a destination from the map
132
Entering a POI in the surrounding area
134
Entering a POI in the surroundings of a given city
134
Entering a POI in a different region
135
Designating a POI category
135
Route guidance
141
Examples of displays and announcements for a driving maneuver
141
Example of a display without driving maneuvers
143
Destination or destination area reached
143
Partially digitized areas
143
Off-road and off-map
144
Cancel route guidance
147
Continuing canceled route guidance
147
Route browser
147
Displaying info
147
Displaying route information
148
Introduction
149
Real-time traffic notifications in the map
149
Saving a destination in the destination memory
151
Deleting a destination from the destination memory
153
Saving a destination permanently in the destination memory
156
Saving the vehicle position in the list of last destinations
157
Saving the cross hair position in the list of last destinations
157
Safety notes
157
General notes
158
Switching telephone on or off
160
Activating telephone mode
160
Telephone keypad
160
“911” emergency call
160
Entering the PIN
161
Entering the PIN2
162
Entering the PUK/PUK2
162
Entering the unlock code
162
Telephone submenu overview
162
Main telephone menu
163
Mailbox
164
Call lists
164
Incoming call
166
Making an outgoing call
167
Functions during a single-call connection
169
Transferring a call
170
COMAND phone book
171
COMAND address book
176
Bluetooth® settings
186
Safety notes
190
Submenu overview
190
Switching to radio mode
191
Switching wave bands
192
Selecting stations/channels
192
Saving stations
193
Safety notes
195
Submenu overview
195
Introduction to satellite radio
196
Switching to satellite radio
196
Main satellite radio menu
197
Selecting program category
197
Tuning in channels
198
Saving channels
199
Show program info
200
Channel update
200
Safety notes
201
Notes about MP3 mode
201
Notes about audio DVD operation
203
Notes about CDs/DVDs
203
Inserting CDs and DVDs
204
Ejecting CDs and DVDs
205
Inserting/Ejecting a PCMCIA card
206
Submenu overview
206
Switching to audio CD, audio DVD or MP3 mode
208
Stop function
209
Pause function
209
Selecting CD/DVD/MP3 media
209
Selecting a track
210
Fast forward/rewind
210
Selecting a folder
210
Setting the audio format
211
Audio and Video AUX socket
212
Audio AUX
213
Video AUX
213
Safety notes
215
Automatic picture fade-out
215
Notes about video DVD operation
215
Notes about DVDs
215
Functional limitations
216
Inserting or ejecting DVDs
216
Submenu overview of video DVD
216
Switching to video DVD mode
217
Hiding/showing the DVD control menu
217
Hiding/showing the menu system
217
Fast forward/rewind
218
Selecting the DVD medium
218
Stop playback
218
Pause playback
218
Selecting scene/chapter
218
Selecting film/track
219
Screen settings
219
DVD menu
219
Setting the language and audio format
221
Subtitles and camera angles
221
Introduction
222
Setting night security illumination (Exterior Lighting Delayed Switch-off)
222
Locator lighting on/off
223
Exterior mirror convenience settings
224
Automatic locking on/off
224
Activating easy-entry/exit feature
225
Setting interior ambient lighting
226
Setting interior lighting delayed switch-off
226
Extending or retracting rear window sunshade
227
Introduction
229
Setting temperature
229
Adjusting air distribution
230
Adjusting air volume
230
Operating seats via COMAND
235
Lumbar support
235
Multicontour seats, front
236
Introduction
239
Multifunction steering wheel
239
Multifunction display
240
Menus
242
Trip menu
243
Navi menu
245
Audio menu
246
AMG menu
247
Telephone menu
250
Assistance menu
252
Service menu
253
Safety notes
256
General information
257
Spelling
258
Command types
258
Active System
258
Controls
258
Important notes
260
Navigation operation
260
Navigation commands
261
Dialog for entering a complete address
261
Safety notes
267
Telephone operation
267
Safety notes
272
COMAND address book overview
272
Operation with address book not open (global)
272
Operation with address book open (local)
272
Operating and using address book
273
Available commands with the address book not open
273
Safety notes
275
Radio operation
275
Safety notes
277
Operation
277
General commands
279
Telephone commands
280
Navigation commands
282
Address book commands
285
Help function
291
Help commands
291
Help window
291
Entering digits and spelling
292
What to do if ...
292
Voice Control individualization
295
Controls in detail
298
Notes
298
SmartKey
299
KEYLESS-GO
300
Checking SmartKey batteries
302
Loss of the SmartKey
302
Opening the doors from the inside
302
Automatic central locking
303
Locking and unlocking from the inside
303
Opening the trunk
304
Closing the trunk
305
Trunk lid emergency release
308
Valet locking
308
SmartKey
309
Safety notes
311
Seat adjustment
312
Easy-entry/exit feature
315
Rear seat head restraints
316
Seat ventilation
319
Seat heating
319
Safety notes
321
Steering wheel adjustment
321
Notes
322
Interior rear view mirror
322
Exterior rear view mirrors
322
Auto-dimming rear view mirrors
323
Power folding exterior rear view mirrors
323
Notes
325
Storing positions into memory
326
Recalling positions from memory
326
Notes
327
Exterior lamp switch
327
Combination switch
330
Hazard warning flasher
330
Headlamp cleaning system
331
Corner-illuminating lamps
331
Interior lighting in the front
332
Notes
333
Windshield wipers
334
Opening and closing
336
Synchronizing door windows
338
Summer opening feature
338
Safety notes
340
Starting the engine
340
Driving off
342
Problems while driving
344
Parking
344
Introduction
347
Gear selector lever
348
Shifting procedure
350
Transmission positions
350
Driving tips
351
Gear ranges
352
Automatic shift program
352
One-touch gearshifting
353
Manual shift program
354
Introduction
357
Activating the instrument cluster
357
Adjusting the instrument cluster illumination
357
Coolant temperature gauge
357
Tachometer
358
Outside temperature indicator
358
Introduction
358
Cruise control
359
Hill start assist system
361
DISTRONIC Plus
362
AIRMATIC
375
Active Body Control (ABC)
376
All-wheel drive (4MATIC)
378
Parktronic system
378
Park Assist
381
Advanced Parking Guidance
385
Rear view camera
390
Night View Assist
392
Control panels
397
Notes on climate control system
399
Deactivating the climate control system
400
Air conditioning
401
Automatic mode
401
Setting temperature
402
Adjusting air vents
403
Adjusting air distribution
405
Adjusting air volume
405
Front defroster
405
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
406
Air recirculation mode
406
Residual heat and ventilation
407
Opening and closing
408
Extending and retracting the roller sunblinds
411
Opening and closing the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
413
Loading instructions
416
Roof rack
416
Parcel nets
417
Cup holders
421
Sun visors
422
Rear vanity mirror
423
Rear window sunshade
423
Ashtrays
424
Cigarette lighters
424
Power outlets
425
Telephone
426
Tele Aid
427
Garage door opener
434
Floormats
438
Infrared reflecting windshield
439
Operation
442
Vehicle equipment
442
Refueling
443
Hood
445
Engine oil
446
Transmission fluid level
449
Active Body Control (ABC) fluid level
449
Coolant level
450
Safety notes
452
Important guidelines
452
Tire care and maintenance
453
Direction of rotation
454
Loading the vehicle
454
Recommended tire inflation pressure
458
Checking tire inflation pressure
460
Tire labeling
464
Load identification
468
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
468
Maximum tire load
469
Maximum tire inflation pressure
469
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
470
Tire ply material
471
Tire and loading terminology
472
General information
475
Winter tires
475
Snow chains
476
Drive sensibly – save fuel
477
Drinking and driving
478
Pedals
478
Power assistance
478
Brakes
478
Driving off
480
Hydroplaning
481
Standing water
481
Driving abroad
481
Control and operation of radio transmitter
481
Notes
483
Maintenance service indicator message
483
Calling up the maintenance service indicator display
484
Cleaning and care of the vehicle
485
Practical hints
494
First aid kit
494
Vehicle tool kit
494
Notes
497
Text messages
498
Lamps in instrument cluster
550
Unlocking the vehicle
563
Head restraints (standard)
565
Comfort head restraints
565
Safety notes
567
Bulbs
568
Replacing bulbs for front lamps
569
Safety notes
572
Placing wiper arms in vertical position
572
Removing wiper blades
573
Safety notes
573
Preparing the vehicle
574
Safety notes
578
Charging the battery
580
Safety notes
582
Installing towing eye bolt
583
Towing with all wheels on the ground
584
Introduction
585
Before replacing fuses
586
Fuse box in passenger compartment
586
Fuse box in engine compartment
587
Emergency engine shutdown
588
Technical data
590
Vehicle equipment
590
Loss of Service and Warranty Information booklet
591
Identification labels
591
Notes
596
Same size tires
597
Mixed size tires
599
Spare wheel
601
Electrical system
602
Main dimensions
603
Capacities
605
Approved engine oils
608
Engine oil additives
609
Air conditioning refrigerant
609
Brake fluid
610
Premium unleaded gasoline
610
Fuel requirements
610
Gasoline additives
611
Coolants
611
Washer system and headlamp cleaning system
614
Service and Literature
615

FAQ about the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class Manual

What contains the 2009 S Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz S 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 S 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 S Class 2009 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz S Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz S Class owners can do

Where to download the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class Owners Manual?

The Mercedes-Benz S Class owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz S Class year 2009 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2009 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Mercedes-Benz S Class (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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