2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class Owner's Manual

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

Online manual

Size:
9.4 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 change of ownership
20
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
21
Safety notes
21
On-board diagnostics interface
22
Qualified specialist workshop
22
Proper use
23
Problems with your vehicle
23
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
23
Information about electronic data acquisition in the vehicle
24
At a glance
26
Overview
27
Warning and indicator lamps
28
Multifunction steering wheel
29
Center console
30
Overhead control panel
31
Door control panel
32
Safety
34
Overview of occupant safety
34
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
34
Air bags
36
BabySmart™ air bag deactivation system
39
NECK-PRO head restraints
42
Child restraint systems
49
Child-proof locks
54
Driving safety systems overview
55
Important safety notes
55
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
56
BAS (Brake Assist System)
56
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
57
Immobilizer
59
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
59
Tow-away alarm
60
Opening/closing
62
Important safety notes
62
General notes
62
SmartKey functions
62
Changing the settings of the locking system
63
Restoring the factory settings
63
Mechanical key
63
SmartKey battery
64
Important safety notes
67
Unlocking and opening doors from inside
67
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
67
Automatic locking feature
68
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
68
Important safety notes
69
Opening
70
Important safety notes
70
Opening and closing the side windows
70
Convenience opening feature
71
Convenience closing
71
Important safety notes
72
Opening and closing the sliding sunroof
72
Operating the sliding sunroof manually
73
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
76
Useful information
76
Important safety notes
77
Adjusting the seats electrically
78
Adjusting the head restraints
79
Adjusting the multicontour seat
81
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
81
Switching the seat heating on/off
82
Important safety notes
83
Adjusting the steering wheel
84
Steering wheel heating
84
Rear-view mirror
86
Exterior mirrors
86
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
86
Storing settings
87
Calling up a stored setting
88
Lights and windshield wipers
90
Important safety notes
90
Information about driving abroad
90
Light switch
90
Combination switch
93
Hazard warning lamps
93
Headlamp cleaning system
93
Cornering light function
94
Overview of interior lighting
94
Important safety notes
96
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
97
Changing the front bulbs
98
Important safety notes
101
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
102
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
102
Replacing the wiper blades
102
Problems with the windshield wipers
103
Climate control
106
Important safety notes
106
Notes on using dual-zone automatic climate control
107
Activating/deactivating climate control
108
Activating/deactivating the cooling with air dehumidification function
108
Setting climate control to automatic
109
Setting the temperature
109
Setting the air distribution
109
Setting the airflow
110
Defrosting the windshield
110
Defrosting the windows
110
Switching the windshield defroster on/off
110
Switching the rear window defroster on/off
111
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
112
Important safety notes
112
Setting the center air vents
113
Setting the side air vents
113
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
113
Driving and parking
116
Important safety notes
116
SmartKey positions
117
Starting the engine
117
Pulling away
118
Important safety notes
121
Selector lever
122
Transmission positions
122
Changing gear
123
Driving tips
123
Shift ranges
123
Problems with the automatic transmission
126
Important safety notes
126
Gasoline
127
Refueling
127
Fuel filler flap emergency release
128
Important safety notes
129
Switching off the engine
130
Parking brake
130
General driving tips
131
Brakes
132
Driving on wet roads
134
Winter driving
136
Off-road driving
136
Cruise control
141
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
143
Ultrasonic backing-up aid
144
Transfer case
147
Differential locks
150
On-board computer and displays
154
Useful information
154
Tachometer
154
Displaying the coolant temperature
154
Outside temperature display
155
Operating the on-board computer
155
Overview of menus
157
Standard display menu
158
Audio menu
158
Navigation system menu
160
Settings menu
160
Trip computer menu
164
General notes
167
Hiding display messages
167
Message memory menu
167
Safety systems
168
Lights
170
Engine
172
Driving systems
176
Tires
177
Seat belts
180
Safety systems
182
Engine
186
Tires
187
Stowing and features
190
Useful information
190
Stowage compartments
191
Parcel nets
192
Cargo compartment enlargement
192
Securing cargo
194
Cargo compartment cover
194
Cup holders
195
Sun visors
196
Ashtray
197
Cigarette lighter
197
12 V sockets
198
115 V socket
199
mbrace
200
Brush guard (USA only)
205
Garage door opener
206
Floormat on the driver's side
209
Maintenance and care
212
Hood
212
Engine oil
213
Service interval display
217
Notes on care
218
Exterior care
219
Interior care
222
Breakdown assistance
226
First-aid kit
226
Vehicle tool kit
226
Preparing the vehicle
228
Important safety notes
232
Charging the battery
233
Important safety notes
237
Towing eyes
237
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
238
Transporting the vehicle
238
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
238
Important safety notes
239
Before changing a fuse
240
Dashboard fuse box
240
Fuse box in the front-passenger footwell
240
Fuse box in the transmission tunnel
241
Fuse box in the battery case
241
Wheels and tires
244
Useful information
244
Notes on driving
244
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
245
Tire tread
245
Please bear the following in mind
246
Driving with summer tires
246
S tires
246
Tire pressure specifications
247
Important notes on tire pressure
248
Underinflated or overinflated tires
249
Checking the tire pressures
250
Instruction labels for tires and loads
254
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
254
Number of seats
255
Determining the correct load limit
255
Vehicle identification plate
258
Trailer load/noseweight
258
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
259
Tread wear
259
Traction
259
Tire labeling overview
260
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed rating
261
Load index
263
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
263
Tire structure and characteristics
264
Bar
264
DOT (Department of Transportation)
264
Average weight of the vehicle occupants
264
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
264
Recommended tire pressure
264
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
265
Wheel rim
265
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
265
Speed index
265
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
265
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
265
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
265
Maximum weight of the laden vehicle
265
Kilopascal (kPa)
265
Load index
265
Curb weight
265
Maximum tire load
266
Maximum permissible tire pressure
266
Maximum load on one tire
266
PSI (pounds per square inch)
266
Aspect ratio
266
Tire pressure
266
Tire tread
266
Tire bead
266
Sidewall
266
Weight of optional extras
266
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
266
Load bearing index
266
Traction
266
TWR (permissible trailer drawbar noseweight)
267
Wear indicator
267
Distribution of the vehicle occupants
267
Flat tire
267
Interchanging the wheels
267
Direction of rotation
267
Storing wheels
268
Please bear the following in mind
268
Tires
270
Technical data
272
Useful information
272
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
272
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
273
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
273
Important safety notes
274
Capacities
275
Fuel
275
Engine oil
277
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
277
Brake fluid
277
Coolant
278
Vehicle data, G 550 (463.237)
279
Vehicle data, G 55 AMG (463.271)
279
Internet
283
Editorial office
283

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz G Class Manual

What contains the 2012 G Class manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz G Class owners can do
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz G Class
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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

The Mercedes-Benz G Class owner manual for the 2012 model year is to be found on this page.

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

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The Mercedes-Benz G 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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