2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
GLK Class
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
13.21 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
22
Notes on the Operator's Manual
22
Service and literature
22
Information for customers in California
23
Maintenance
23
Roadside Assistance
23
Change of address or change of ownership
24
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
24
Safety notes
25
Qualified specialist workshop
25
Proper use
25
Problems with your vehicle
26
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
26
Information about electronic data acquisition in the vehicle
26
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
Overview of occupant safety
40
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
40
Air bags
42
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
46
NECK-PRO head restraints
52
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
52
Child restraint systems
57
Child-proof locks
61
Driving safety systems overview
63
Important safety notes
63
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
64
BAS (Brake Assist System)
64
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
64
Immobilizer
67
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
67
Opening/closing
70
Important safety notes
70
General notes
70
SmartKey functions
70
KEYLESS-GO
71
Changing the settings of the locking system
73
Restoring the factory settings
73
Mechanical key
73
SmartKey battery
74
Important safety notes
77
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
78
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
78
Automatic locking feature
78
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
79
Important safety notes
80
Opening/closing from outside
81
Opening/closing automatically from outside
81
Opening/closing automatically from inside
82
Limiting the opening angle of the tailgate
83
Important safety notes
84
Opening and closing the side windows
84
Convenience opening feature
85
Convenience closing
85
Resetting the side windows
86
Important safety notes
87
Operating the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
88
Operating the sunblinds for the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
88
Problems with the sliding sunroof
89
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
92
Useful information
92
Important safety notes
93
Adjusting the seats
94
Adjusting the head restraints
95
Adjusting the lumbar support
96
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
97
Important safety notes
98
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
98
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
98
Rear-view mirror
99
Exterior mirrors
99
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
101
Storing settings
102
Calling up a stored setting
102
Lights and windshield wipers
104
Important safety notes
104
Information about driving abroad
104
Light switch
104
Combination switch
107
Hazard warning lamps
107
Active light function
108
Cornering light function
108
Overview of interior lighting
109
Interior lighting control
109
Important safety notes
110
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
111
Changing the front bulbs
112
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
115
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
116
Replacing the wiper blades
116
Problems with the windshield wipers
118
Climate control
120
Important safety notes
120
Control panel for dual-zone automatic climate control
121
Activating/deactivating climate control
123
Activating/deactivating cooling with the air dehumidification function
123
Setting climate control to automatic
124
Setting the temperature
124
Setting the air distribution
124
Setting the airflow
125
Activating/deactivating the MONO function
125
Defrosting the windshield
125
MAX COOL maximum cooling
125
Defrosting the windows
126
Rear window defroster
126
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
126
Important safety notes
127
Setting the center air vents
128
Setting the side air vents
128
Setting the glove box air vent
128
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
128
Driving and parking
132
Important safety notes
132
SmartKey positions
133
Starting the engine
134
Pulling away
135
Important safety notes
137
Selector lever
137
Transmission positions
138
Changing gear
139
Driving tips
139
Program selector button
139
Automatic drive program
140
Shift ranges
140
Problems with the transmission
142
Releasing the parking lock manually
142
Important safety notes
143
Gasoline
143
Refueling
143
Important safety notes
145
Switching off the engine
145
Parking brake
146
General driving tips
147
Brakes
148
Driving on wet roads
150
Winter driving
150
Off-road driving
151
Cruise control
153
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
155
PARKTRONIC
156
Notes on towing a trailer
161
Installing the ball coupling
163
Coupling up a trailer
164
Towing a trailer
164
Decoupling a trailer
165
Permissible trailer loads and drawbar noseweights
165
Removing the ball coupling
166
Storing the ball coupling
166
Trailer power supply
166
On-board computer and displays
168
Useful information
168
Coolant temperature display
168
Tachometer
169
Outside temperature display
169
Speedometer with segments
169
Operating the on-board computer
169
Menu overview
171
Trip menu
172
Navigation system menu
173
Audio menu
174
Telephone menu
175
Service menu
177
General notes
181
Hiding display messages
181
Message memory
181
Safety systems
182
Lights
190
Engine
193
Driving systems
196
Tires
196
Vehicle
199
Seat belt
202
Safety systems
203
Engine
208
Tires
211
Stowing and features
214
Useful information
214
Stowage compartments
214
Parcel nets
216
Cargo compartment enlargement
216
Securing cargo
217
Cargo compartment cover
218
Cargo net
219
Coat hooks on the tailgate
220
Stowage well under the cargo compartment floor
221
Cup holders
222
Sun visors
223
Ashtray
224
Cigarette lighter
224
12 V sockets
225
115 V power socket
226
mbrace
227
Garage door opener
233
Compass
237
Floormat on the driver's side
238
Maintenance and care
240
Hood
240
Engine oil
241
Notes on care
245
Exterior care
246
Interior care
250
Breakdown assistance
254
First-aid kit
254
Vehicle tool kit
254
Preparing the vehicle
255
Important safety notes
261
Charging the battery
262
Important safety notes
266
Installing/removing the towing eye
266
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
267
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
267
Transporting the vehicle
268
Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
268
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
268
Important safety notes
268
Before changing a fuse
269
Dashboard fuse box
269
Fuse box in the engine compartment
269
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
270
Wheels and tires
272
Useful information
272
Notes on driving
272
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
273
Tire tread
273
Please bear the following in mind
274
Driving with summer tires
274
S tires
274
Tire pressure specifications
275
Important notes on tire pressure
277
Underinflated or overinflated tires
277
Checking the tire pressures
278
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
279
Instruction labels for tires and loads
283
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
284
Number of seats
284
Determining the correct load limit
284
Vehicle identification plate
287
Trailer load/noseweight
287
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
288
Tread wear
288
Traction
288
Tire labeling overview
289
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed rating
290
Load index
292
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
292
Tire ply composition and material used
293
Bar
293
DOT (Department of Transportation)
293
Normal occupant weight
293
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
293
Recommended tire pressure
293
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
294
Rim
294
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
294
Speed rating
294
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
294
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
294
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
294
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
294
Kilopascal (kPa)
294
Load index
294
Curb weight
294
Maximum load rating
295
Maximum permissible tire pressure
295
Maximum load on one tire
295
PSI (pounds per square inch)
295
Aspect ratio
295
Tire pressure
295
Tire pressure of cold tires
295
Tread
295
Bead
295
Sidewall
295
Weight of optional extras
295
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
295
Load bearing index
295
Traction
296
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating)
296
Treadwear indicators
296
Occupant distribution
296
Flat tire
296
Interchanging the wheels
296
Direction of rotation
297
Storing wheels
297
Please bear the following in mind
297
Tires
299
Technical data
302
Useful information
302
Notes on technical data
302
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
302
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
303
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
304
Important safety notes
304
Capacities
306
Fuel
306
Engine oil
307
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
308
Brake fluid
308
Coolant
309
Windshield/headlamp cleaning system
309
Mounting dimensions
310
Trailer loads
311
Internet
315
Editorial office
315

FAQ about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Manual

What contains the 2012 GLK Class manual?

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

  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your Mercedes-Benz GLK Class, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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

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

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

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The Mercedes-Benz GLK 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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