2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
16.5 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/NECK-PRO luxury head restraints
54
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
55
Important safety guidelines
61
Child restraint systems
61
Child-proof locks
68
Overview of driving safety systems
69
Important safety guidelines
69
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
69
BAS (Brake Assist)
70
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
70
EBD
72
Immobilizer
73
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
73
Opening and closing
76
Important safety guidelines
76
General notes
76
SmartKey functions
76
KEYLESS-GO
77
Changing the settings of the locking system
79
Restoring the factory settings
79
Mechanical key
79
SmartKey battery
79
Important safety guidelines
82
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
83
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
83
Automatic locking
83
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
84
Important safety guidelines
84
Opening and closing from the outside
85
Automatic opening and closing from the outside
86
Opening the tailgate from the inside
87
Automatic opening and closing from the inside
87
Important safety guidelines
88
Opening and closing the side windows
89
Opening and closing the hinged side windows
90
Resetting the side windows
90
Convenience opening
91
Convenience closing
91
Important safety guidelines
93
Operating the sliding sunroof
94
Operating the panorama sliding sunroof
95
Operating the roller sunblinds of the panorama sliding sunroof
95
Problems with the sliding sunroof/panorama sliding sunroof
96
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
100
Vehicle equipment
100
Important safety guidelines
101
Adjusting the seats
102
Adjusting the head restraints
103
Adjusting the seats in the 2nd and 3rd row
105
EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (3rd row of seats)
107
Adjusting the multicontour seat
109
Adjusting the 4-way lumbar support
109
Switching the seat heating on/off
110
Important safety guidelines
111
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
111
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
112
Steering wheel heating
112
Rear-view mirror
113
Exterior mirrors
114
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
115
Storing settings
116
Calling up a stored setting
116
Lights and windshield wipers
118
Important safety guidelines
118
Notes on driving abroad
118
Light switch
118
Combination switch
121
Hazard warning lamps
121
Headlamp cleaning system
121
Overview of interior lighting
122
Automatic interior lighting control
123
Manual interior lighting control
123
Important safety guidelines
123
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
124
Changing the front bulbs
125
Important safety guidelines
128
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
128
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
129
Replacing the wiper blades
129
Problems with the windshield wipers
131
Climate control
134
Important safety guidelines
134
Control panel for the dual-zone automatic climate control
135
Switching climate control on/off
140
Switching cooling with air dehumidification on/off
141
Setting climate control to automatic
142
Setting the temperature
143
Setting the air distribution
144
Setting the airflow
144
Switching the MONO function on/off
144
Defrosting the windshield
144
Defrosting the windows
145
Rear window heating
145
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
145
Important safety guidelines
146
Setting the center air vents
147
Setting the side air vents
147
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
147
Driving and parking
150
Important safety guidelines
150
SmartKey positions
151
Starting the engine
152
Pulling away
153
Switching off the engine
154
Important safety guidelines
157
DIRECT SELECT lever
157
Transmission position display
158
Transmission positions
159
Gearshifting
159
Driving tips
159
Program selector button
160
Steering wheel paddle shifters
160
Automatic drive program
160
Shift ranges
160
Problems with the transmission
162
Important safety guidelines
162
Gasoline
163
Diesel
163
Refueling
164
Emergency fuel filler flap release
164
Problems with the fuel and fuel tank
166
Important safety guidelines
169
Parking brake
169
General driving tips
170
Engine oil
171
Brakes
172
Driving on wet roads
173
Winter driving
174
Cruise control
175
DISTRONIC
177
Rear axle level control
184
AIRMATIC package
185
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
187
PARKTRONIC
188
Rear view camera
191
Notes on towing a trailer
195
Coupling up a trailer
195
Towing a trailer
196
Decoupling a trailer
197
Permissible trailer load and drawbar noseweight
198
Trailer power supply
198
On-board computer and displays
200
Vehicle equipment
200
Tachometer
200
Outside temperature display
200
Speedometer with segments
201
Operating the on-board computer
201
Menu overview
203
Standard display menu
204
Audio menu
205
Navigation menu
206
AIRMATIC/compass menu
206
Settings menu
207
Additional functions menu
212
Trip computer menu
212
Hiding display messages
215
Message memory menu
215
Safety systems
216
Apply the brakes.
221
Lights
223
Engine
226
Driving systems
230
Tires
232
Vehicle
235
Apply the brakes.
238
Seat belt
239
Safety systems
241
Engine
244
Driving systems
245
Tires
245
Loading, stowing and features
248
Vehicle equipment
248
Important safety guidelines
248
Stowage compartments in the front
249
Parcel nets
251
Center console in the 2nd row of seats
251
Enlarging the luggage compartment
252
Securing cargos
257
Luggage compartment cover
258
Safety net
260
Cup holder
262
Sun visors
264
Roller sunblinds for the rear side windows
265
Ashtray
265
Cigarette lighter
266
12 V sockets
267
115 V socket
268
mbraceThe system is called TELEAID in Canada.
269
Garage door opener
274
Compass
278
Floormat on the driver's side
278
Infrared-reflecting windshield
278
Maintenance and care
280
Hood
280
Radiator
281
Engine oil
281
Notes on care
285
Exterior care
286
Interior care
289
Roadside Assistance
294
Vehicle equipment
294
First-aid kit
295
Vehicle tool kit
296
Preparing the vehicle
298
TIREFIT kit
299
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare tire
303
Important safety guidelines
310
Charging the battery
312
Important safety guidelines
315
Installing the towing eye
315
Removing the towing eye
316
Towing the vehicle
316
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
317
Important safety guidelines
317
Before changing a fuse
317
Fuse box in the cockpit
318
Fuse box in the engine compartment
318
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
318
Engine emergency off
319
Tires and wheels
322
Vehicle equipment
322
Important safety guidelines
322
Checking wheels and tires
323
Service life of tires
323
Tire tread
323
Storing tires
324
Tire pressure specifications
324
Important notes on tire pressures
325
Potential problems caused by overinflated/underinflated tires
326
Checking tire pressures
327
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
327
Tire pressure monitoring system (USA only)
329
Instruction labels for tires and loads
332
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
333
Number of seats
333
Steps for determining the maximum cargo
334
Vehicle identification plate
335
Trailer load/noseweight
336
Maximum tire load
336
Overview of tire quality standards
336
Tread wear
337
Traction
337
Temperature
337
Overview of tire labeling
338
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
339
Load identification
341
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
341
Structure and condition of the tire
342
Bar
342
DOT (Department of Transportation)
342
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
342
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
342
Recommended tire pressure
342
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
342
Wheel rim
343
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
343
Speed index
343
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
343
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
343
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
343
Maximum weight of the laden vehicle
343
Kilopascal (kPa)
343
Load index
343
Unladen weight
343
Maximum tire load
343
Maximum permissible tire pressure
343
Maximum load on one tire
344
PSI (pounds per square inch)
344
Aspect ratio
344
Tire pressure
344
Tire tread
344
Tire bead
344
Sidewall
344
Weight of optional extras
344
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
344
Load bearing index
344
Traction
344
TWR (permissible trailer drawbar noseweight)
344
Wear indicator
344
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
345
Points to remember
345
Tires of the same dimensions
347
Spare tire
348
Technical data
350
Vehicle equipment
350
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
350
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
351
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
351
Important safety guidelines
352
Capacities
353
Fuel
354
AdBlue®
355
Engine oil
356
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
357
Brake fluid
357
Coolant
357
Vehicle data, R 350 BlueTEC (251.125)
359
Vehicle data, R 350 (251.165)
360
Internet
363
Editorial office
363

FAQ about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R Class Manual

What contains the 2011 R Class manual?

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

  • 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
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

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

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz R 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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