2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class Owner's Manual

2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
C Class
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
10.96 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
20
Notes on the Operator's Manual
20
Service and literature
20
Information for customers in California
21
Maintenance
21
Breakdown assistance
21
Change of address or ownership
21
Safety notes
22
Problems with your vehicle
23
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
23
Information regarding electronic recording devices
24
At a glance
26
Exterior view
26
Overview
28
Warning and indicator lamps
29
Multifunction steering wheel
30
Center console
31
Overhead control panel
32
Door control panel
33
Safety
36
Overview of occupant safety
36
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
36
Air bags
38
Occupant classification system (OCS)
43
BabySmart™ air bag deactivation system
48
NECK-PRO head restraints (except C63 AMG)
51
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints (except AMG vehicles)
52
Important safety notes
57
Child restraint systems
58
Child-proof locks
62
Overview of driving safety systems
63
Important safety notes
63
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
64
BAS (Brake Assist)
64
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
65
EBD
68
Immobilizer
68
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
69
Opening and closing
72
Important safety notes
72
General information
72
SmartKey functions
72
KEYLESS-GO
73
Changing the settings of the locking system
75
Restoring the factory settings
75
Mechanical key
75
SmartKey battery
76
Important safety notes
79
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
80
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
80
Automatic locking
80
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
81
Important safety notes
82
Opening and closing manually
82
Automatic opening and closing from the outside
83
Opening automatically from the inside
83
Locking the trunk separately
84
Unlocking the trunk (mechanical key)
84
Important safety notes
85
Opening and closing the side windows
86
Convenience opening
86
Convenience closing
86
Resetting the side windows
87
Important safety notes
88
Operating the tilt/sliding sunroof
90
Operating the panorama sliding sunroof
91
Operating the roller sunblinds of the panorama sliding sunroof
91
Problems with the sliding sunroof
92
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
94
Vehicle equipment
94
Important safety notes
95
Adjusting the seat manually and electrically
96
Adjusting the seat electrically
96
Adjusting the head restraints
97
Adjusting the lumbar support
99
Adaptive seat backrests (AMG vehicles)
99
Important safety notes
100
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
100
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
100
Rear-view mirror
101
Exterior mirrors
102
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
103
Storing settings
104
Calling up a stored setting
105
Lights and windshield wipers
108
Important safety notes
108
Notes on driving abroad
108
Light switch
108
Combination switch
110
Hazard warning lamps
111
Headlamp cleaning system
111
Active light function
111
Cornering light function
112
Overview of interior lighting
112
Interior lighting control
113
Important safety notes
113
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
114
Changing the front bulbs
115
Important safety notes
117
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
118
Replacing the wiper blades
118
Problems with the windshield wipers
119
Climate control
122
Important safety notes
122
Switching the control on/off
124
Switching cooling with air dehumidification on/off
124
Setting climate control to automatic
125
Setting the temperature
125
Setting the air distribution
125
Setting the airflow
126
Switching the MONO function on/off
126
Defrosting the windshield
126
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
126
Defrosting the windows
127
Rear window heating
127
Important safety notes
128
Setting the center air vents
128
Setting the side air vents
128
Setting the air vent in the glove box
129
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
129
Driving and parking
132
The first 1000 miles (1500 km)
132
Important safety notes
132
SmartKey positions
133
Starting the engine
135
Pulling away
136
Important safety notes
139
Gear lever
139
Engaging reverse gear
139
Important safety notes
140
Selector lever
140
Transmission positions
141
Gearshifting
141
Driving tips
141
Program selector button
142
Steering wheel paddle shifters
143
Automatic drive program
143
Shift ranges
143
Manual drive program
144
Problems with the transmission
146
Releasing the parking lock manually
146
Important safety notes
147
gasoline
147
Refueling
148
Emergency fuel filler flap release
148
Important safety notes
150
Switching off the engine
151
Parking brake
151
General driving tips
152
Brakes
153
Driving on wet roads
156
Winter driving
156
Cruise control
158
Dynamic handling package with sports mode
160
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
161
PARKTRONIC
161
Rear view camera
164
On-board computer and displays
168
Vehicle equipment
168
Coolant temperature gauge
168
Tachometer
169
Outside temperature display
169
Speedometer with segments
169
Operating the on-board computer
169
Menu overview
171
Trip menu
172
AMG menu in AMG vehicles
173
Navigation menu
176
Audio menu
177
Telephone menu
178
Assistance menu
179
Maintenance menu
180
Hiding display messages
185
Message memory
185
Safety systems
186
Brakes
191
Lights
193
Engine
196
Driving systems
199
Tires
199
Vehicle
202
Brakes
205
Seat belts
206
Safety systems
208
Engine
212
Tires
214
Loading, stowing and features
218
Vehicle equipment
218
Important safety notes
218
Stowage compartments in the front
218
Parcel nets
219
Rear bench seat through-loading feature
220
Securing cargos
221
Stowage well under the trunk floor
221
Cup holder
222
Sun visors
223
Roller sunblinds for the rear side windows
224
Rear window roller sunblind (Sedan)
224
Ashtray
225
Cigarette lighter
226
12 V sockets
226
115 V socket
227
mbraceThe system is called TELEAID in Canada.
228
Garage door opener
234
Compass
237
Floormat on the driver's side
238
Maintenance and care
240
Hood
240
Engine oil
241
Notes on care
245
Exterior care
246
Interior care
249
Breakdown assistance
254
Vehicle equipment
254
First-aid kit
255
Vehicle tool kit
255
Preparing the vehicle
256
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
257
Important safety notes
261
Charging the battery
263
Important safety notes
266
Installing/removing the towing eye
266
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
267
Towing vehicles with both axles on the ground
267
Transporting the vehicle
268
Important safety notes
268
Before changing a fuse
269
Fuse box in the dashboard
269
Fuse box in the engine compartment
269
Fuse box in the trunk
270
Tires and wheels
272
Vehicle equipment
272
Important safety notes
272
Checking wheels and tires
273
Service life of tires
273
Tire tread
273
Storing tires
274
Recommended tire pressures
274
Important notes on tire pressures
275
Tire pressure too low or too high
276
Checking tire pressures
277
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
277
Tire pressure monitoring system (USA only)
279
Instruction labels for tires and loads
282
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
283
Number of seats
283
Determining the maximum load
284
Vehicle identification plate
285
Trailer load/noseweight
286
Maximum tire load
286
Overview of tire quality standards
286
Tread wear
287
Traction
287
Temperature
287
Overview of tire labeling
288
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
289
Load index
291
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
291
Tire ply composition and material used
292
Bar
292
DOT (Department of Transportation)
292
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
292
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
292
Recommended tire pressure
292
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
293
Wheel rim
293
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
293
Speed index
293
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
293
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
293
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
293
Kilopascal (kPa)
293
Load index
293
Unladen weight
293
Maximum tire load
293
Maximum permissible tire pressure
294
Maximum load on one tire
294
PSI (pounds per square inch)
294
Aspect ratio
294
Tire pressure
294
Tire tread
294
Tire bead
294
Sidewall
294
Weight of optional extras
294
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
294
Load bearing index
294
Traction
294
Wear indicator
294
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
295
Points to remember
295
Tires of the same dimensions
297
Mixed size tires
297
Spare wheel
300
Technical data
304
Vehicle equipment
304
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
304
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
305
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
305
Important safety notes
306
Capacities
307
Fuel
308
Engine oil
310
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
311
Brake fluid
311
Coolant
312
Vehicle data, C 250
313
Vehicle data, C 250 4MATIC
313
Vehicle data, C 300
313
Vehicle data, C 300 4MATIC
314
Vehicle data, C 350
314
Vehicle data, C 350 4MATIC
314
Vehicle data, C 63 AMG
315
Internet
319
Editorial office
319

FAQ about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class Manual

What contains the 2011 C Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz C 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 C 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 C Class 2011 owner's manual:

  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

Where to download the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class Owners Manual?

The Mercedes-Benz C Class owner manual for the 2011 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz C Class year 2011 free?

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The Mercedes-Benz C Class (2011) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2011 is available in English.

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