2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Owner's Manual

2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class owners manual
Year:
2011
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
GLK Class
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
13.08 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
21
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
21
Safety notes
22
Problems with your vehicle
22
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
23
Information regarding electronic recording devices
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
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
43
BabySmart™ air bag deactivation system
48
NECK-PRO head restraints
51
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
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
Immobilizer
67
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
67
Opening and closing
70
Important safety notes
70
General information
70
SmartKey functions
70
KEYLESS-GO
71
Changing the settings of the locking system
73
Restoring the factory settings
73
Mechanical key
73
SmartKey battery
74
Important safety notes
77
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
78
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
78
Automatic locking
78
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
79
Important safety notes
80
Opening and closing from the outside
80
Automatic opening and closing from the outside
80
Automatic opening and closing from the inside
81
Limiting the opening angle of the tailgate
82
Important safety notes
83
Opening and closing the side windows
84
Convenience opening
85
Convenience closing
85
Resetting the side windows
86
Important safety notes
87
Operating the panorama sliding sunroof
88
Operating the roller sunblinds of the panorama sliding sunroof
88
Problems with the sliding sunroof
90
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
92
Vehicle equipment
92
Important safety notes
93
Adjusting the seats
94
Adjusting the head restraints
95
Adjusting the lumbar support
96
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
96
Important safety notes
97
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
98
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
98
Rear-view mirror
99
Exterior mirrors
99
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
100
Storing settings
102
Calling up a stored setting
102
Lights and windshield wipers
104
Important safety notes
104
Notes on driving abroad
104
Light switch
104
Combination switch
106
Hazard warning lamps
107
Headlamp cleaning system
107
Active light function
107
Cornering light function
108
Overview of interior lighting
108
Interior lighting control
109
Important safety notes
109
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
110
Changing the front bulbs
111
Important safety notes
115
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
115
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
116
Replacing the wiper blades
116
Problems with the windshield wipers
118
Climate control
120
Important safety notes
120
Switching the control on/off
122
Switching cooling with air dehumidification on/off
122
Setting climate control to automatic
123
Setting the temperature
123
Setting the air distribution
123
Setting the airflow
124
Switching the MONO function on/off
124
Defrosting the windshield
124
Maximum cooling MAX COOL
124
Defrosting the windows
125
Rear window defroster
125
Important safety notes
126
Setting the center air vents
126
Setting the side air vents
126
Setting the air vent in the glove box
127
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
127
Driving and parking
130
Important safety notes
130
SmartKey positions
131
Starting the engine
132
Pulling away
133
Important safety notes
136
Selector lever
136
Transmission positions
137
Gearshifting
138
Driving tips
138
Program selector button
139
Automatic drive program
139
Shift ranges
139
Problems with the transmission
141
Releasing the parking lock manually
141
Important safety notes
142
Gasoline
142
Refueling
142
Emergency fuel filler flap release
143
Important safety notes
144
Switching off the engine
144
Parking brake
145
General driving tips
146
Brakes
147
Driving on wet roads
149
Winter driving
149
Cruise control
151
PARKTRONIC
153
Notes on towing a trailer
158
Coupling up a trailer
159
Towing a trailer
159
Decoupling a trailer
160
Permissible trailer load and drawbar noseweight
160
Trailer power supply
161
On-board computer and displays
164
Vehicle equipment
164
Coolant temperature gauge
164
Tachometer
165
Outside temperature display
165
Speedometer with segments
165
Operating the on-board computer
165
Menu overview
167
Trip menu
168
Navigation menu
169
Audio menu
170
Telephone menu
171
Maintenance menu
172
Hiding display messages
177
Message memory
177
Safety systems
178
Brakes
183
Lights
185
Engine
188
Driving systems
191
Tires
191
Vehicle
194
Brakes
197
Seat belts
198
Safety systems
199
Engine
202
Tires
204
Loading, stowing and features
208
Vehicle equipment
208
Important safety notes
208
Stowage compartments in the front
209
Stowage compartment under the armrest
209
Parcel nets
210
Enlarging the luggage compartment
210
Securing cargos
211
Luggage compartment cover
212
Cargo net
213
Coat hooks on the tailgate
214
Stowage well under the cargo compartment floor
214
Cup holder
216
Sun visors
217
Ashtray
217
Cigarette lighter
218
12 V sockets
219
115 V socket
220
mbraceThe system is called TELEAID in Canada.
221
Garage door opener
226
Compass
229
Floormat on the driver's side
230
Maintenance and care
234
Hood
234
Engine oil
235
Notes on care
239
Exterior care
239
Interior care
243
Roadside Assistance
246
Vehicle equipment
246
First-aid kit
247
Vehicle tool kit
247
Preparing the vehicle
249
Important safety notes
255
Charging the battery
256
Important safety notes
260
Installing/removing the towing eye
260
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
261
Towing the vehicle with both axles on the ground
261
Transporting the vehicle
262
Notes on 4MATIC vehicles
262
Important safety notes
262
Before changing a fuse
263
Fuse box in the cockpit
263
Fuse box in the engine compartment
263
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
264
Tires and wheels
266
Vehicle equipment
266
Important safety notes
266
Checking wheels and tires
267
Service life of tires
267
Tire tread
267
Storing tires
268
Recommended tire pressures
268
Important notes on tire pressures
269
Tire pressure too low or too high
270
Checking tire pressures
271
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
271
Tire pressure monitoring system (USA only)
273
Instruction labels for tires and loads
276
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
277
Number of seats
277
Determining the maximum load
278
Vehicle identification plate
279
Trailer load/noseweight
280
Maximum tire load
280
Overview of tire quality standards
280
Tread wear
281
Traction
281
Temperature
281
Overview of tire labeling
282
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
283
Load index
285
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
285
Structure and condition of the tire
286
Bar
286
DOT (Department of Transportation)
286
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
286
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
286
Recommended tire pressure
286
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
286
Wheel rim
287
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
287
Speed index
287
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
287
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
287
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
287
Maximum weight of the laden vehicle
287
Kilopascal (kPa)
287
Load index
287
Unladen weight
287
Maximum tire load
287
Maximum permissible tire pressure
287
Maximum load on one tire
288
PSI (pounds per square inch)
288
Aspect ratio
288
Tire pressure
288
Tire tread
288
Tire bead
288
Sidewall
288
Weight of optional extras
288
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
288
Load bearing index
288
Traction
288
TWR (permissible trailer drawbar noseweight)
288
Wear indicator
288
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
289
Points to remember
289
Tires of the same dimensions
291
Spare wheel
291
Technical data
294
Vehicle equipment
294
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
294
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
295
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
295
Important safety notes
296
Capacities
297
Fuel
298
Engine oil
299
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
300
Brake fluid
300
Coolant
300
Vehicle data, GLK 350
301
Vehicle data, GLK 350 4MATIC
302
Internet
303
Editorial office
303

FAQ about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Manual

What contains the 2011 GLK Class manual?

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

  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz GLK Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks

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