2011 Mercedes-Benz G Class Owner's Manual

2011 Mercedes-Benz G Class owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
G Class
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
11.16 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
19
Notes on the Operator's Manual
19
Service and literature
19
Information for customers in California
20
Maintenance
20
Roadside Assistance
20
Change of address or ownership
20
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
21
Important safety notes
21
Correct use
22
Problems with your vehicle
22
Reporting safety-related malfunctions
22
Information about electronic data acquisition in the vehicle
23
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
BabySmart™ air bag deactivation system
41
NECK-PRO head restraints
44
Important safety notes
51
Child restraint systems
52
Child-proof locks
56
Driving safety systems overview
57
Important safety notes
57
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
58
BAS (Brake Assist)
58
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
59
Immobilizer
61
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
61
Tow-away alarm
62
Opening and closing
64
Important safety notes
64
General notes
64
SmartKey functions
64
Changing the settings of the locking system
65
Restoring the factory settings
65
Mechanical key
65
Important safety notes
69
Unlocking and opening the doors from the inside
69
Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
69
Automatic locking feature
70
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
70
Important safety notes
71
Opening
72
Important safety notes
72
Opening and closing the side windows
73
Convenience opening feature
73
Convenience closing feature
73
Important safety notes
74
Opening and closing the sliding sunroof
75
Operating the sliding sunroof manually
75
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
78
Vehicle equipment
78
Important safety notes
79
Adjusting the seat electrically
80
Adjusting the head restraints
81
Adjusting the multicontour seat
83
Adjusting the 4-way lumbar support
83
Switching the seat heating on/off
83
Important safety notes
85
Adjusting the steering wheel
85
Steering wheel heating
85
Rear-view mirror
87
Exterior mirrors
87
Problems with the exterior mirrors
89
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
89
Storing settings
90
Calling up a stored setting
90
Lights and windshield wipers
92
Important safety notes
92
Information about driving abroad
92
Light switch
92
Combination switch
95
Hazard warning lamps
95
Headlamp cleaning system
95
Cornering light function
96
Overview of interior lighting
96
Important safety notes
98
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
99
Changing the front bulbs
100
Important safety notes
103
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
104
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
104
Replacing the wiper blades
105
Problems with the windshield wipers
106
Climate control
108
Important safety notes
108
Notes about using THERMATIC automatic climate control (2-zone)
109
Activating/deactivating climate control
110
Switching cooling with air dehumidification on/off
110
Setting climate control to automatic
111
Setting the temperature
111
Setting the air distribution
111
Setting the airflow
112
Defrosting the windshield
112
Defrosting the windows
112
Activating/deactivating windshield heating
112
Switching the rear window defroster on/off
113
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
113
Important safety notes
114
Setting the center air vents
115
Setting the side air vents
115
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
115
Driving and parking
118
Important safety notes
118
SmartKey positions
119
Starting the engine
119
Pulling away
120
Important safety notes
123
Selector lever
124
Transmission positions
124
Changing gears
125
Driving tips
125
Shift ranges
125
Problems with the automatic transmission
128
Releasing the parking lock manually
128
Transfer case
128
Important safety notes
133
Gasoline
134
Refueling
134
Fuel filler flap emergency release
135
Important safety notes
136
Switching off the engine
137
Parking brake
137
General driving tips
138
Brakes
139
Driving on wet roads
142
Winter driving
143
Off-road driving
144
Cruise control
149
4MATIC (permanent all-wheel drive)
151
Ultrasonic reversing aid
151
Rear view camera
154
On-board computer and displays
158
Vehicle equipment
158
Tachometer
158
Displaying the coolant temperature
158
Outside temperature display
159
Operating the on-board computer
159
Overview of menus
161
Standard display menu
162
Audio menu
162
Navigation menu
164
Setup menu
164
Trip computer menu
168
Hiding display messages
171
Message memory menu
171
Safety systems
172
Brakes
173
Lights
174
Engine
176
Driving systems
180
Tires
181
Brakes
185
Seat belt
186
Safety systems
187
Engine
190
Tires
191
Loading, stowing and features
194
Vehicle equipment
194
Important safety notes
195
Front stowage compartments
195
Parcel nets
196
Enlarging the cargo compartment
196
Securing a load
198
Cargo compartment cover
198
Cup holders
199
Sun visors
200
Ashtray
200
Cigarette lighter
201
12 V sockets
202
115 V power socket
203
mbrace
204
Brush guard (USA only)
209
Garage door opener
210
Floormat on the driver's side
213
Maintenance and care
216
Hood
216
Engine oil
217
Service interval display
221
Notes on care
222
Care of the exterior
223
Interior care
226
Roadside Assistance
230
Vehicle equipment
230
First-aid kit
231
Vehicle tool kit
231
Preparing the vehicle
234
Important safety notes
237
Charging the battery
238
Important safety notes
242
Towing eye
242
Towing the vehicle with both axles on the ground
243
Transporting the vehicle
243
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
243
Important safety notes
244
Before changing a fuse
245
Dashboard fuse box
245
Fuse box in the front-passenger footwell
245
Fuse box on the transmission tunnel
246
Fuse box in the battery case
246
Wheels and tires
248
Vehicle equipment
248
Notes on driving
248
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
248
Tire tread
249
Please bear the following in mind
250
Driving with summer tires
250
S tires
250
Tire pressure specifications
251
Important notes on tire pressures
252
Tire pressure too low or too high
253
Checking the tire pressures
254
Instruction labels for tires and loads
258
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
258
Number of seats
259
Determining the maximum load
259
Vehicle identification plate
262
Trailer load/noseweight
262
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
263
Tread wear
263
Traction
263
Overview of tire labeling
264
Indication of tire size, load-bearing capacity and speed index
265
Load identification
267
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
267
Tire structure and characteristics
268
Bar
268
DOT (Department of Transportation)
268
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
269
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
269
Recommended tire pressure
269
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
269
Wheel rim
269
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
269
Speed index
269
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
269
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
269
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
269
Maximum weight of the laden vehicle
269
Kilopascal (kPa)
270
Load index
270
Curb weight
270
Maximum tire load
270
Maximum permissible tire pressure
270
Maximum load on one tire
270
PSI (pounds per square inch)
270
Aspect ratio
270
Tire pressure
270
Tire tread
270
Tire bead
270
Sidewall
270
Weight of optional extras
270
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
271
Load bearing index
271
Traction
271
TWR (permissible trailer drawbar noseweight)
271
Wear indicator
271
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
271
Flat tire
271
Interchanging the wheels
271
Direction of rotation
272
Storing wheels
272
Please bear the following in mind
272
Tires
274
Technical data
276
Vehicle equipment
276
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
276
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
277
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
277
Important safety notes
278
Capacities
279
Fuel
279
Engine oil
281
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
281
Brake fluid
282
Coolant
282
Vehicle data, G 550 (463.237)
283
Vehicle data, G 55 AMG (463.271)
284
Internet
287
Editorial office
287

FAQ about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz G Class Manual

What contains the 2011 G Class manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz G Class owners can do

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

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz G 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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