2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
16.23 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
23
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
Multifunction steering wheel
32
Center console
33
Overhead control panel
34
Door control panel
35
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
55
Important safety guidelines
60
Child restraint systems
61
Child-proof locks
65
Overview of driving safety systems
67
Important safety guidelines
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 guidelines
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 guidelines
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 guidelines
82
Opening and closing from the outside
83
Automatic opening and closing from the outside
84
Automatic opening and closing from the inside
85
Limiting the opening angle of the tailgate
85
Important safety guidelines
86
Opening and closing the side windows
87
Convenience opening
88
Convenience closing
88
Resetting the side windows
89
Important safety guidelines
90
Operating the sliding sunroof
91
Problems with the sliding sunroof
91
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
94
Vehicle equipment
94
Important safety guidelines
95
Adjusting the seats
96
Adjusting the head restraints
97
Adjusting the multicontour seat
99
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
99
Switching the seat heating on/off
99
Important safety guidelines
101
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
101
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
102
Steering wheel heating
102
Rear-view mirror
103
Exterior mirrors
103
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
104
Storing settings
105
Calling up a stored setting
106
Lights and windshield wipers
108
Important safety guidelines
108
Notes on driving abroad
108
Light switch
108
Combination switch
111
Hazard warning lamps
111
Headlamp cleaning system
111
Cornering light function (Bi-Xenon headlamps)
112
Overview of interior lighting
112
Automatic interior lighting control
113
Manual interior lighting control
113
Important safety guidelines
113
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
114
Changing the front bulbs
115
Changing the rear bulbs
116
Important safety guidelines
119
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
119
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
120
Replacing the wiper blades
120
Problems with the windshield wipers
122
Climate control
124
Important safety guidelines
124
Control panel for the dual-zone automatic climate control
125
Switching the control on/off
130
Switching cooling with air dehumidification on/off
131
Setting climate control to automatic
132
Setting the temperature
133
Setting the air distribution
134
Setting the airflow
134
Switching the MONO function on/off
134
Defrosting the windshield
134
Defrosting the windows
135
Rear window heating
135
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
135
Important safety guidelines
136
Setting the center air vents
137
Setting the side air vents
137
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
137
Driving and parking
140
Important safety guidelines
140
SmartKey positions
141
Starting the engine
142
Pulling away
143
Important safety guidelines
146
DIRECT SELECT lever
146
Transmission position display
147
Transmission positions
148
Gearshifting
148
Driving tips
149
Program selector button
149
Steering wheel paddle shifters
150
Automatic drive program
150
Shift ranges
150
Manual drive program
151
Problems with the transmission
153
Important safety guidelines
153
Gasoline
154
Diesel
154
Refueling
155
Emergency fuel filler flap release
155
Problems with the fuel and fuel tank
157
Important safety guidelines
160
Switching off the engine
160
Parking brake
161
General driving tips
162
Engine oil
163
Brakes
163
Driving on wet roads
165
Winter driving
166
Driving off-road
168
Driving in mountainous terrain
172
Cruise control
173
DISTRONIC
175
Level control
183
AIRMATIC package
185
ADS (Adaptive Damping System)
186
PARKTRONIC
186
Rear view camera
189
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
193
DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation)
194
Off-road drive program
195
LOW RANGE off-road gear
196
Notes on towing a trailer
200
Coupling up a trailer
200
Towing a trailer
201
Decoupling a trailer
202
Permissible trailer load and drawbar noseweight
202
Trailer power supply
203
On-board computer and displays
206
Vehicle equipment
206
Tachometer
206
Outside temperature display
206
Speedometer with segments
207
Operating the on-board computer
207
Menu overview
209
Standard display menu
210
AMG menu in AMG vehicles
211
Off-road mode menu in AMG vehicles
213
Audio menu
213
Navigation menu
214
Off-road menu
215
Settings menu
215
Additional functions menu
221
Trip computer menu
221
Hiding display messages
224
Message memory menu
224
Safety systems
225
Brakes
230
Lights
232
Engine
235
Driving systems
239
Tires
243
Vehicle
245
Brakes
249
Seat belts
250
Safety systems
251
Engine
254
Driving systems
255
Tires
255
Loading, stowing and features
258
Vehicle equipment
258
Important safety guidelines
258
Stowage compartments in the front
259
Parcel nets
260
Enlarging the luggage compartment
260
Securing cargos
262
Luggage compartment cover
263
Cargo net
263
EASY-PACK load-securing kit
265
Cup holder
267
Sun visors
268
Ashtray
269
Cigarette lighter
269
12 V sockets
270
115 V socket
271
mbraceThe system is called TELEAID in Canada.
272
Garage door opener
278
Compass
281
Floormat on the driver's side
281
Infrared-reflecting windshield
281
Maintenance and care
284
Hood
284
Radiator
285
Engine oil
285
Notes on care
290
Exterior care
290
Interior care
294
Roadside assistance
298
Vehicle equipment
298
First-aid kit
299
Vehicle tool kit
300
Preparing the vehicle
302
TIREFIT kit
303
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
307
Important safety guidelines
314
Charging the battery
316
Important safety guidelines
319
Installing/removing the towing eye
320
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
321
Towing vehicles with both axles on the ground
321
Transporting the vehicle
321
Notes on 4MATIC vehicles
322
Important safety guidelines
322
Before changing a fuse
323
Fuse box in the cockpit
323
Fuse box in the engine compartment
323
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
323
Engine emergency off
324
Tires and wheels
326
Vehicle equipment
326
Important safety guidelines
326
Checking wheels and tires
327
Service life of tires
327
Tire tread
327
Storing tires
328
Tire pressure information
328
Important notes on tire pressures
329
Tire pressure too low or too high
330
Checking the tire pressures
331
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
331
Tire pressure monitoring system (USA only)
333
Instruction labels for tires and loads
336
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
337
Number of seats
337
Steps for determining the maximum cargo
338
Vehicle identification plate
339
Trailer load/noseweight
340
Maximum tire load
340
Overview of tire quality standards
340
Tread wear
341
Traction
341
Temperature
341
Overview of tire labeling
342
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
343
Load index
345
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
345
Structure and condition of the tire
346
Bar
346
DOT (Department of Transportation)
346
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
346
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
346
Recommended tire pressure
346
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
347
Wheel rim
347
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
347
Speed index
347
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
347
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
347
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
347
Maximum weight of the laden vehicle
347
Kilopascal (kPa)
347
Load index
347
Unladen weight
347
Maximum tire load
348
Maximum permissible tire pressure
348
Maximum load on one tire
348
PSI (pounds per square inch)
348
Aspect ratio
348
Tire pressure
348
Tire tread
348
Tire bead
348
Sidewall
348
Weight of optional extras
348
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
348
Load bearing index
348
Traction
348
TWR (permissible trailer drawbar noseweight)
349
Wear indicator
349
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
349
Points to remember
349
Tires of the same dimensions
351
Spare wheel
354
Technical data
356
Vehicle equipment
356
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
356
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
357
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
357
Important safety guidelines
358
Capacities
359
Fuel
360
AdBlue®
362
Engine oil
363
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
364
Brake fluid
364
Coolant
364
Vehicle data, ML 350 BlueTEC 4MATIC (164.125)
365
Vehicle data, ML 350 (164.156)
366
Vehicle data, ML 350 4MATIC (164.186)
366
Vehicle data, ML 550 4MATIC (164.172)
366
Vehicle data, ML 63 AMG (164.177)
367
Internet
371
Editorial office
371

FAQ about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz M Class Manual

What contains the 2011 M Class manual?

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

  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz M 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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