2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz GL owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
GL
Rating:
(8)

Online manual

Size:
15.71 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
23
Notes on the Operator's Manual
23
Service and literature
23
Information for customers in California
24
Maintenance
24
Roadside Assistance
24
Change of address or ownership
24
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
25
Safety notes
25
Qualified specialist workshop
26
Proper use
26
Problems with your vehicle
26
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
27
Information about electronic data acquisition in the vehicle
27
At a glance
30
Displays and controls
31
Warning and indicator lamps
32
Center console, upper section
34
Center console, lower section
36
Overhead control panel
37
Door control panel
38
Safety
40
Overview of occupant safety
40
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
40
Air bags
42
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
47
BabySmart™ air bag deactivation system
52
PRE-SAFE® (preventative occupant protection)
55
NECK-PRO head restraints
56
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
56
Child restraint systems
63
Child-proof locks
68
Driving safety systems overview
69
Important safety notes
70
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
70
BAS (Brake Assist System)
71
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
71
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
73
Immobilizer
74
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
74
Opening/closing
78
Important safety notes
78
General information
78
SmartKey functions
78
KEYLESS-GO
79
Changing the settings of the locking system
81
Restoring the factory settings
81
Mechanical key
81
SmartKey battery
82
Important safety notes
85
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
86
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
86
Automatic locking feature
86
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
87
Important safety notes
87
Opening/closing from the outside
88
Opening/closing automatically from outside
89
Opening/closing automatically from the inside
90
Opening the tailgate from inside the vehicle
91
Important safety notes
92
Opening and closing the side windows
92
Opening and closing the hinged side windows
93
Convenience opening feature
93
Convenience closing
93
Resetting the side windows
94
Important safety notes
95
Operating the sliding sunroof
96
Problems with the sliding sunroof
96
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
100
Useful information
100
Important safety notes
101
Adjusting the seats
102
Adjusting the head restraints
103
Adjusting the seats in the second and third rows
106
EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (third row of seats)
107
Adjusting the multicontour seat
109
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
110
Switching the seat heating on/off
110
Important safety notes
111
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
112
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
112
Steering wheel heating
112
Rear-view mirror
114
Exterior mirrors
114
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
115
Storing settings
116
Calling up a stored setting
117
Lights and windshield wipers
120
Important safety notes
120
Information about driving abroad
120
Light switch
120
Combination switch
123
Hazard warning lamps
123
Active light function
124
Overview of interior lighting
124
Interior lighting control
125
Important safety notes
125
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
126
Changing the front bulbs
127
Changing the rear bulbs
128
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
130
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
131
Replacing the wiper blades
131
Problems with the windshield wipers
133
Climate control
136
Important safety notes
136
Control panel for dual-zone automatic climate control
137
Notes on using dual-zone automatic climate control
137
Control panel for 3-zone automatic climate control
138
Activating/deactivating climate control
140
Activating/deactivating cooling with air dehumidification
141
Setting climate control to automatic
142
Setting the temperature
143
Setting the air distribution
144
Setting the airflow
144
Activating/deactivating the MONO function
144
Defrosting the windshield
144
Defrosting the windows
145
Rear window defroster
145
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
146
Important safety notes
147
Setting the center air vents
147
Setting the side air vents
147
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
148
Driving and parking
150
Important safety notes
150
SmartKey positions
151
Starting the engine
152
Pulling away
153
Important safety notes
156
DIRECT SELECT lever
156
Transmission position display
157
Transmission positions
158
Changing gear
158
Driving tips
159
Steering wheel paddle shifters
159
Shift ranges
159
Problems with the transmission
161
Important safety notes
161
Gasoline
162
Diesel
162
Refueling
163
Fuel filler flap emergency release
163
Problems with fuel and the fuel tank
165
Important safety notes
168
Switching off the engine
168
Parking brake
169
General driving tips
170
Engine oil
171
Brakes
171
Driving on wet roads
173
Winter driving
174
Off-road driving
176
Cruise control
181
DISTRONIC
184
Level control
191
ADS (Adaptive Damping System)
197
PARKTRONIC
198
Rear view camera
201
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
205
DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation)
206
Off-road drive program
208
LOW RANGE off-road gear
208
Notes on towing a trailer
212
Coupling up a trailer
212
Towing a trailer
213
Decoupling a trailer
214
Permissible trailer loads and drawbar noseweights
215
Trailer power supply
215
On-board computer and displays
218
Useful information
218
Tachometer
218
Outside temperature display
218
Speedometer with segments
219
Operating the on-board computer
219
Menu overview
221
Standard display menu
222
Audio menu
223
Navigation system menu
224
Off-road menu
224
Settings menu
225
Additional functions menu
230
Trip computer menu
231
General information
234
Hiding display messages
234
Message memory menu
234
Safety systems
235
Lights
243
Engine
246
Driving systems
250
Tires
254
Vehicle
256
Seat belts
260
Safety systems
261
Engine
266
Driving systems
267
Tires
267
Stowing and features
270
Useful information
270
Stowage compartments
270
Parcel nets
272
Enlarging the cargo compartment
272
Securing cargo
274
Cargo compartment cover
275
Cargo net
276
EASY-PACK load-securing kit
277
Cup holders
284
Sun visors
285
Roller sunblind, rear panorama roof
285
Ashtray
286
Cigarette lighter
286
12 V sockets
287
115 V power socket
288
mbrace
289
Garage door opener
295
Compass
298
Floormat on the driver's side
299
Infrared reflective windshield
299
Maintenance and care
302
Hood
302
Radiator
303
Engine oil
303
Notes on care
307
Exterior care
308
Interior care
312
Breakdown assistance
316
First-aid kit
316
Vehicle tool kit
316
Preparing the vehicle
318
TIREFIT kit
319
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
323
Important safety notes
328
Charging the battery
330
Important safety notes
333
Installing/removing the towing eye
333
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
334
Transporting the vehicle
334
Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
335
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
335
Important safety notes
335
Before changing a fuse
336
Dashboard fuse box
336
Fuse box in the engine compartment
336
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
336
Engine emergency off
337
Wheels and tires
340
Useful information
340
Notes on driving
340
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
341
Tire tread
341
Notes on selecting, mounting and replacing tires
341
Please bear the following in mind
342
Driving with summer tires
342
S tires
342
Tire pressure specifications
343
Important notes on tire pressure
345
Underinflated or overinflated tires
346
Checking the tire pressures
347
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
347
Instruction labels for tires and loads
351
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
352
Number of seats
352
Determining the correct load limit
353
Vehicle identification plate
355
Trailer load/noseweight
355
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
356
Tread wear
356
Traction
356
Tire labeling overview
357
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
358
Load index
360
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
360
Tire ply composition and material used
361
Bar
361
DOT (Department of Transportation)
361
Normal occupant weight
361
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
361
Recommended tire pressure
361
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
361
Rim
362
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
362
Tire speed rating
362
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
362
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
362
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
362
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
362
Kilopascal (kPa)
362
Load index
362
Curb weight
362
Maximum load rating
362
Maximum permissible tire pressure
362
Maximum load on one tire
363
PSI (pounds per square inch)
363
Aspect ratio
363
Tire pressure
363
Tire pressure of cold tires
363
Tread
363
Bead
363
Sidewall
363
Weight of optional extras
363
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
363
Load bearing index
363
Traction
363
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating)
363
Treadwear indicators
364
Occupant distribution
364
Flat tire
364
Interchanging the wheels
364
Direction of rotation
364
Storing wheels
365
Please bear the following in mind
365
Tires
367
Technical data
370
Useful information
370
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
370
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
371
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
371
Important safety notes
372
Capacities
373
Fuel
374
DEF
376
Engine oil
377
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
377
Brake fluid
377
Coolant
378
Vehicle data, GL 350 BlueTEC
379
Vehicle data, GL 450
379
Vehicle data, GL 550
380
Internet
383
Editorial office
383

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Manual

What contains the 2012 GL manual?

The Mercedes-Benz GL 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 GL. 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 GL 2012 owner's manual:

  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Best practice for driving your Mercedes-Benz GL
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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