2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Owner's Manual

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
GL
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
17.39 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
21
Notes on the Operator's Manual
21
Service and literature
21
Information for customers in California
22
Maintenance
22
Roadside Assistance
22
Change of address or ownership
23
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
23
Safety notes
24
Problems with your vehicle
24
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
25
Information regarding electronic recording devices
25
At a glance
28
Exterior view
28
Overview
30
Warning and indicator lamps
31
Vehicles without the Off-Road Pro engineering package
33
Vehicles with the Off-Road Pro engineering package
34
Overhead control panel
35
Door control panel
36
Safety
38
Overview of occupant safety
38
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
38
Air bags
40
Occupant classification system (OCS)
44
BabySmart™ air bag deactivation system
50
PRE-SAFE® system
53
NECK-PRO head restraints
54
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
54
Important safety notes
61
Child restraint systems
61
Child-proof locks
66
Overview of driving safety systems
67
Important safety notes
67
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
67
BAS (Brake Assist)
68
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
68
EBD
70
Immobilizer
71
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
71
Opening and closing
74
Important safety notes
74
General information
74
SmartKey functions
74
KEYLESS-GO
75
Changing the settings of the locking system
77
Restoring the factory settings
77
Mechanical key
77
SmartKey battery
77
Important safety notes
80
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
81
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
81
Automatic locking
81
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
82
Important safety notes
82
Opening and closing from the outside
83
Automatic opening and closing from the outside
84
Automatic opening and closing from the inside
85
Opening the tailgate from the inside
85
Important safety notes
86
Opening and closing the side windows
87
Opening and closing the hinged side windows
88
Convenience opening
88
Convenience closing
89
Resetting the side windows
89
Important safety notes
90
Operating the sliding sunroof
91
Problems with the sliding sunroof
92
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
96
Vehicle equipment
96
Important safety notes
97
Adjusting the seats
98
Adjusting the head restraints
99
Adjusting the seats in the second and third row
102
EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (third row of seats)
103
Adjusting the multicontour seat
105
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
106
Switching the seat heating on/off
106
Important safety notes
107
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
108
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
108
Steering wheel heating
108
Rear-view mirror
110
Exterior mirrors
110
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
111
Storing settings
112
Calling up a stored setting
112
Lights and windshield wipers
116
Important safety notes
116
Notes on driving abroad
116
Light switch
116
Combination switch
119
Hazard warning lamps
119
Headlamp cleaning system
119
Active light function
120
Overview of interior lighting
120
Automatic interior lighting control
121
Manual interior lighting control
121
Important safety notes
122
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
122
Changing the front bulbs
123
Changing the rear bulbs
125
Important safety notes
127
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
127
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
128
Replacing the wiper blades
128
Problems with the windshield wipers
129
Climate control
132
Important safety notes
132
Control panel for the dual-zone automatic climate control
133
Switching the control on/off
138
Switching cooling with air dehumidification on/off
139
Setting climate control to automatic
140
Setting the temperature
141
Setting the air distribution
142
Setting the airflow
142
Switching the MONO function on/off
142
Defrosting the windshield
142
Defrosting the windows
143
Rear window heating
143
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
143
Important safety notes
144
Setting the center air vents
145
Setting the side air vents
145
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
145
Driving and parking
148
Important safety notes
148
SmartKey positions
149
Starting the engine
150
Pulling away
151
Important safety notes
154
DIRECT SELECT lever
154
Transmission position display
155
Transmission positions
156
Gearshifting
156
Driving tips
157
Steering wheel paddle shifters
157
Shift ranges
157
Problems with the transmission
159
Important safety notes
161
Gasoline
161
Diesel
162
Refueling
162
Emergency fuel filler flap release
163
Problems with the fuel and fuel tank
164
Important safety notes
167
Switching off the engine
167
Parking brake
168
General driving tips
169
Engine oil
170
Brakes
170
Driving on wet roads
172
Winter driving
173
Driving off-road
175
Driving in mountainous terrain
179
Cruise control
181
DISTRONIC
183
Level control
191
ADS (Adaptive Damping System)
196
PARKTRONIC
197
Rear view camera
200
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
204
DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation)
205
Off-road drive program
206
LOW RANGE
207
Notes on towing a trailer
211
Coupling up a trailer
211
Towing a trailer
212
Decoupling a trailer
213
Permissible trailer load and drawbar noseweight
213
Trailer power supply
214
On-board computer and displays
216
Vehicle equipment
216
Tachometer
216
Outside temperature display
216
Speedometer with segments
217
Operating the on-board computer
217
Menu overview
219
Standard display menu
220
Audio menu
221
Navigation menu
222
Off-road menu
222
Settings menu
223
Additional functions menu
228
Trip computer menu
229
Hiding display messages
231
Message memory menu
231
Safety systems
232
Brakes
237
Lights
239
Engine
242
Driving systems
246
Tires
250
Vehicle
252
Brakes
256
Seat belts
257
Safety systems
258
Engine
261
Driving systems
262
Tires
262
Loading, stowing and features
266
Vehicle equipment
266
Important safety notes
266
Stowage compartments in the front
267
Parcel nets
268
Enlarging the luggage compartment
268
Securing cargos
270
Luggage compartment cover
271
Cargo net
272
EASY-PACK load-securing kit
273
Cup holder
279
Sun visors
280
Rear panorama roof roller sunblind
281
Ashtray
281
Cigarette lighter
282
12 V sockets
283
115 V socket
284
mbraceThe system is called TELEAID in Canada.
285
Garage door opener
290
Compass
293
Floormat on the driver's side
293
Infrared-reflecting windshield
294
Maintenance and care
296
Hood
296
Radiator
297
Engine oil
297
Notes on care
301
Exterior care
302
Interior care
305
Roadside assistance
310
Vehicle equipment
310
First-aid kit
311
Vehicle tool kit
312
Preparing the vehicle
313
TIREFIT kit
314
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
318
Important safety notes
324
Charging the battery
325
Important safety notes
329
Installing/removing the towing eye
329
Towing the vehicle with both axles on the ground
330
Transporting the vehicle
331
Notes on 4MATIC vehicles
331
Important safety notes
331
Before changing a fuse
332
Fuse box in the cockpit
332
Fuse box in the engine compartment
332
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
333
Engine emergency off
333
Tires and wheels
336
Vehicle equipment
336
Important safety notes
336
Checking wheels and tires
337
Service life of tires
337
Tire tread
337
Storing tires
338
Tire pressure information
338
Important notes on tire pressures
339
Tire pressure too low or too high
340
Checking the tire pressures
341
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
341
Tire pressure monitoring system (USA only)
343
Instruction labels for tires and loads
346
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
347
Number of seats
347
Steps for determining the maximum cargo
348
Vehicle identification plate
349
Trailer load/noseweight
350
Maximum tire load
350
Overview of tire quality standards
350
Tread wear
351
Traction
351
Temperature
351
Overview of tire labeling
352
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
353
Load index
355
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
355
Structure and condition of the tire
356
Bar
356
DOT (Department of Transportation)
356
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
356
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
356
Recommended tire pressure
356
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
356
Wheel rim
357
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
357
Speed index
357
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
357
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
357
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
357
Maximum weight of the laden vehicle
357
Kilopascal (kPa)
357
Load index
357
Unladen weight
357
Maximum tire load
357
Maximum permissible tire pressure
357
Maximum load on one tire
358
PSI (pounds per square inch)
358
Aspect ratio
358
Tire pressure
358
Tire tread
358
Tire bead
358
Sidewall
358
Weight of optional extras
358
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
358
Load bearing index
358
Traction
358
TWR (permissible trailer drawbar noseweight)
358
Wear indicator
358
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
359
Points to remember
359
Tires of the same dimensions
361
Spare wheel
361
Technical data
364
Vehicle equipment
364
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
364
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
365
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
365
Important safety notes
366
Capacities
367
Fuel
368
AdBlue®
369
Engine oil
370
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
371
Brake fluid
371
Coolant
371
Vehicle data, GL 350 BlueTEC (164.825)
372
Vehicle data, GL 450 (164.871)
373
Vehicle data, GL 550 (164.886)
373
Internet
375
Editorial office
375

FAQ about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Manual

What contains the 2011 GL manual?

The Mercedes-Benz GL 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 GL. 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 GL 2011 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz GL
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz GL, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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