2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
B Class
Rating:
(10)

Online manual

Size:
2.78 MB

Table of Contents

General notes
22
Environmental concerns and recommendations
22
General notes
23
Service and literature
23
Maintenance
24
Roadside Assistance
24
Change of address or change of ownership
24
Important safety notes
25
Declarations of conformity
25
Diagnostics connection
26
Qualified specialist workshop
26
Correct use
26
Problems with your vehicle
26
Reporting safety defects
27
General information
27
At a glance
30
Displays and controls
31
Warning and indicator lamps
32
Center console, upper section
34
Center console, lower section
35
Overhead control panel
36
Door control panel
37
Safety
40
Useful information
40
Important safety notes
40
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
40
Air bags
43
Child restraint systems
52
Overview of driving safety systems
60
Important safety notes
61
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
61
BAS (Brake Assist System)
61
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
62
Adaptive brake lights
64
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
64
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
66
ADAPTIVE BRAKE
66
Immobilizer
66
ATA (anti-theft alarm system)
67
Opening and closing
70
Important safety notes
70
SmartKey functions
70
Changing the settings of the locking system
71
Mechanical key
71
SmartKey battery
72
Important safety notes
75
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
75
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
76
Automatic locking feature
76
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
77
Important safety notes
77
Opening/closing from outside
78
Important safety notes
79
Side window reversing feature
79
Opening and closing the side windows
79
Convenience opening
80
Convenience closing feature
80
Resetting the side windows
81
Important safety notes
82
Sliding sunroof reversing feature
82
Operating the sliding sunroof
83
Operating the roller sunblinds for the sliding sunroof
83
Problems with the sliding sunroof
84
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
88
Useful information
88
Important safety notes
89
Adjusting the seats manually
90
Adjusting the seats electrically
90
Adjusting the head restraints
91
Adjusting the 4-way lumbar support
92
Important safety notes
93
Rear-view mirror
94
Exterior mirrors
94
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
95
Storing settings
97
Calling up a stored setting
97
Lights and windshield wipers
100
General notes
100
Driving abroad
100
Setting the exterior lighting
100
Combination switch
102
Hazard warning lamps
103
Headlamp cleaning system
103
Cornering light function
103
Extended range fog lamps
104
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
104
Overview of interior lighting
105
Interior lighting control
106
Important safety notes
106
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
107
Changing the front bulbs
108
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
113
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
114
Replacing the wiper blades
114
Problems with the windshield wipers
117
Climate control
120
Important safety notes
120
Control panel for automatic climate control
121
Notes on using automatic climate control
122
Control panel for dual-zone automatic climate control
123
Switching climate control on/off
125
Activating/deactivating cooling with air dehumidification
125
Setting the climate control to automatic
127
Setting the temperature
127
Setting the air distribution
128
Setting the airflow
128
Switching the ZONE function on/off
128
Defrosting the windshield
129
MAX COOL maximum cooling
129
Defrosting the windows
129
Rear window defroster
130
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
131
Important safety notes
132
Setting the center air vents
132
Setting the side air vents
132
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
133
Driving and parking
136
Important safety notes
136
Important safety notes
136
Key positions
137
Starting the engine
137
Pulling away
138
ECO start/stop function
138
Important safety notes
142
DIRECT SELECT lever
142
Transmission positions
144
Changing gear
145
Driving tips
145
Program selector button
145
Steering wheel paddle shifters
146
Automatic drive program
146
Manual drive program
146
Important safety notes
149
Refueling
150
Important safety notes
151
Switching off the engine
152
Electric parking brake
152
General notes
154
ECO display
155
Brakes
156
Driving on wet roads
158
Cruise control
159
DISTRONIC PLUS
161
HOLD function
169
PARKTRONIC
171
Active Parking Assist
174
Rear view camera
178
ATTENTION ASSIST
182
Lane Tracking package
183
On-board computer and displays
188
Useful information
188
Instrument cluster lighting
188
Coolant temperature display
188
Tachometer
189
Outside temperature display
189
Speedometer with segments
189
Operating the on-board computer
189
Menu overview
191
Trip menu
191
Navigation system menu
193
Audio menu
194
Telephone menu
195
Assistance menu
196
Maintenance menu
198
General notes
202
Hiding display messages
202
Message memory
202
Safety systems
203
Lights
210
Engine
214
Driving systems
217
Tires
221
Vehicle
222
Seat belts
226
Safety systems
227
Engine
233
Driving systems
235
Stowage and features
238
Useful information
238
Stowage space
239
Parcel nets
241
Folding backrest on the front-passenger seat
241
Through-loading facility in the rear
241
Cargo compartment enlargement
242
Securing cargo
245
Cargo compartment cover
246
Cargo net
247
Stowage well under the cargo compartment floor
247
Cup holder
249
Sun visors
251
Ashtray
251
Cigarette lighter
252
12 V sockets
252
mbrace
253
Garage door opener
262
Compass
265
Floormat on the driver's side
266
Maintenance and care
268
Hood
268
Engine oil
269
General notes
273
Exterior care
273
Interior care
277
Breakdown assistance
282
First-aid kit
282
Preparing the vehicle
283
MOExtended tires (tires with run-flat properties)
283
Important safety notes
287
Charging the battery
290
Important safety notes
293
Installing/removing the towing eye
294
Towing the vehicle with the front axle raised
295
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
295
Transporting the vehicle
295
Important safety notes
296
Before changing a fuse
296
Fuse box in the engine compartment
296
Fuse box in the front-passenger footwell
297
Wheels and tires
300
Useful information
300
Information on driving
300
Regular checking of wheels and tires
301
Tire tread
301
Selecting, mounting and replacing tires
302
General notes
302
Driving with summer tires
302
S tires
302
Tire pressure specifications
303
Important notes on tire pressure
305
Underinflated or overinflated tires
306
Checking the tire pressures
306
Instruction labels for tires and loads
308
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
309
Number of seats
309
Determining the correct load limit
309
Vehicle identification plate
312
Trailer load/noseweight
312
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
313
Treadwear
313
Traction
313
Overview of tire labeling
314
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed rating
315
Load index
317
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
317
Tire ply composition and material used
318
Bar
318
DOT (Department of Transportation)
318
Normal occupant weight
318
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
318
Recommended tire pressure
318
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
318
Rim
318
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
319
Speed rating
319
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
319
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
319
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
319
Kilopascal (kPa)
319
Load index
319
Curb weight
319
Maximum load rating
319
Maximum permissible tire pressure
319
Maximum load on one tire
319
PSI (pounds per square inch)
319
Aspect ratio
320
Tire pressure
320
Tire pressure of cold tires
320
Tread
320
Bead
320
Sidewall
320
Weight of optional extras
320
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
320
Load bearing index
320
Traction
320
Treadwear indicators
320
Occupant distribution
320
Flat tire
321
Rotating the wheels
321
Direction of rotation
321
Storing wheels
321
Cleaning the wheels
321
General notes
325
Important safety notes
327
General notes
327
Removing the emergency spare wheel
328
Technical data
328
Technical data
330
Useful information
330
Information regarding technical data
330
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN)
330
VIN
331
Important safety notes
331
Fuel
332
Engine oil
334
Brake fluid
334
Coolant
335
Windshield washer system and headlamp cleaning system
336
General notes
337
Internet
339
Editorial office
339

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz B Class Manual

What contains the 2012 B Class manual?

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

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls

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

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