2012 Mercedes-Benz A Class Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz A Class owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
A Class
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
4.96 MB

Table of Contents

General notes
23
Returning an end-of-life vehicle
23
General notes
24
Important safety notes
24
Declarations of conformity
25
Diagnostics connection
25
Qualified specialist workshop
26
Vehicle registration
26
Correct use
26
Implied warranty
26
General notes
27
At a glance
30
Displays and controls
32
Warning and indicator lamps
34
Centre console, upper section
36
Centre console, lower section
37
Overhead control panel
38
Door control panel
39
Safety
42
Important safety notes
42
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
43
Airbags
44
PRE-SAFE® (anticipatory occupant protection)
47
Child restraint systems
52
Driving safety systems overview
63
Important safety notes
63
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
63
BAS (Brake Assist)
64
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
64
Adaptive brake lamps
67
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
67
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
71
ADAPTIVE BRAKE
71
Immobiliser
71
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
71
Tow-away protection
72
Interior motion sensor
72
Opening and closing
76
Important safety notes
76
Key functions
77
Changing the settings of the locking system
77
Emergency key element
77
Battery of the key
78
Important safety notes
81
Unlocking and opening the doors from the inside
82
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
82
Automatic locking feature
83
Unlocking the driver's door (emergency key element)
83
Important safety notes
84
Opening/closing from the outside
84
Important safety notes
85
Side window reversing feature
86
Opening and closing the side windows
86
Convenience opening feature
87
Convenience closing feature
87
Resetting the side windows
87
Important safety notes
88
Sliding sunroof reversing feature
89
Operating the sliding sunroof
89
Operating the roller sunblinds for the sliding sunroof
90
Problems with the sliding sunroof
91
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
94
Useful information
94
Important safety notes
95
Adjusting the seats manually
96
Adjusting the seats electrically
96
Adjusting the head restraints
96
Adjusting the 4-way lumbar support
98
Switching the seat heating on/off
98
Important safety notes
100
Rear-view mirror
100
Exterior mirrors
101
Automatic anti-dazzle mirrors
102
Storing settings
103
Calling up a stored setting
104
Lights and windscreen wipers
106
General notes
106
Driving abroad
106
Setting the exterior lighting
107
Combination switch
109
Hazard warning lamps
110
Headlamp cleaning system
110
Intelligent Light System
110
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
112
Overview of interior lighting
113
Interior lighting control
113
Important safety notes
114
Overview of bulb replacement – bulbs
115
Replacing the front bulbs
115
Switching the windscreen wipers on/off
119
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
120
Replacing the wiper blades
120
Problems with the windscreen wipers
122
Climate control
124
Important safety notes
124
Control panel for THERMATIC automatic climate control
125
Notes on using THERMATIC automatic climate control
125
Control panel for THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control (2-zone)
127
Switching climate control on/off
128
Activating/deactivating the cooling with air dehumidification function
128
Setting climate control to automatic mode
130
Setting the temperature
130
Setting the air distribution
131
Setting the airflow
131
Switching the ZONE function on/off
131
Demisting the windscreen
132
Demisting the windows
132
Rear window heating
133
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
134
Convenience opening/closing using the air-recirculation button
134
Activating/deactivating the residual heat function
135
Important safety notes
141
Setting the centre air vents
141
Adjusting the side air vents
142
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
142
Driving and parking
144
Important safety notes
144
Important safety notes
144
Key positions
145
Starting the engine
145
Pulling away
146
ECO start/stop function
147
Gear lever
152
Shifting to neutral (N)
153
Engaging reverse gear
153
Important safety notes
153
DIRECT SELECT lever
153
Selector lever
155
Transmission positions
155
Changing gear
156
Driving tips
156
Program selector button
157
Steering wheel gearshift paddles
158
Automatic drive program
158
Manual drive program
158
Important safety notes
161
Refuelling
162
Important safety notes
164
Switching off the engine
164
Electric parking brake
165
General notes
167
ECO display
167
Braking
168
Driving on wet roads
169
Cruise control
170
SPEEDTRONIC
173
DISTRONIC PLUS
175
HOLD function
181
RACE START
183
4MATIC (permanent all-wheel drive)
184
PARKTRONIC
184
Active Parking Assist
188
Reversing camera
193
ATTENTION ASSIST
197
Speed Limit Assist
198
Notes on towing a trailer
203
Folding out the ball coupling
205
Coupling up a trailer
206
Uncoupling a trailer
206
Folding in the ball coupling
207
Trailer power supply
208
Bulb failure indicator for LED lamps
208
Trailer with 7-pin connector
208
On-board computer and displays
210
Useful information
210
Instrument cluster lighting
210
Coolant temperature gauge
210
Rev counter
210
Outside temperature display
211
Speedometer with segments
211
Operating the on-board computer
211
Menu overview
213
Trip menu
213
Navigation menu
215
Audio menu
216
Telephone menu
217
Assistance menu
219
Service menu
221
Settings menu
222
General notes
231
Hiding display messages
231
Message memory
231
Safety systems
232
Lights
241
Engine
245
Driving systems
247
Tyres
253
Vehicle
254
Seat belts
259
Safety systems
260
Engine
266
Driving systems
268
Stowing and features
270
Useful information
270
Stowage spaces
271
Luggage nets
273
Through-loading facility in the rear compartment
273
Enlarging the luggage compartment
274
Parcel shelf
275
Securing a load
275
Stowage well underneath the luggage compartment floor
276
Cup holders
277
Sun visors
279
Ashtray
279
Cigarette lighter
280
12 V sockets
280
Mobile phone
281
Floormat on the driver's side
283
Retrofitted anti-glare film
283
Maintenance and care
286
Bonnet
286
Engine oil
288
General notes
292
Care of the exterior
293
Interior care
297
Breakdown assistance
300
Warning triangle
300
First-aid kit
300
Fire extinguisher
301
Preparing the vehicle
302
MOExtended tyres (tyres with run-flat characteristics)
302
Important safety notes
306
Charging the battery
308
Important safety notes
312
Fitting/removing the towing eye
313
Towing the vehicle with the front axle raised
314
Towing the vehicle with both axles on the ground
314
Transporting the vehicle
315
Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
315
Important safety notes
316
Before replacing a fuse
316
Fuse box in the engine compartment
317
Fuse box in the front-passenger footwell
317
Wheels and tyres
320
Useful information
320
Information on driving
320
Regular checking of wheels and tyres
321
Tyre tread
321
Selecting, fitting and replacing tyres
321
General notes
322
Driving with summer tyres
322
S tyres
322
Tyre pressure specifications
323
Flat tyre
326
Interchanging the wheels
326
Direction of rotation
326
Storing wheels
326
Cleaning the wheels
326
General notes
331
Important safety notes
334
General notes
334
Removing the emergency spare wheel
334
Technical data
335
Technical data
338
Useful information
338
Tampering with the engine electronics
338
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN)
340
VIN
340
Important safety notes
340
Fuel
341
Engine oil
345
Brake fluid
346
Coolant
346
Mounting dimensions
350
Trailer loads
351
24 GHz radar sensor system (country overview)
352
Internet
355
Editorial office
355

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A Class Manual

What contains the 2012 A Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz A 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 A 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 A Class 2012 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz A Class owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz A Class
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity

Where to download the 2012 Mercedes-Benz A Class Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz A Class year 2012 free?

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The Mercedes-Benz A Class (2012) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2012 is available in English.

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