2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class Owner's Manual

2012 Mercedes-Benz R Class owners manual
Year:
2012
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
R Class
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
7.6 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
25
Safety notes
25
Qualified specialist workshop
26
Proper use
26
Problems with your vehicle
26
Reporting malfunctions relevant to safety
26
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
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
PRE-SAFE® (preventative occupant protection)
51
NECK-PRO head restraints/NECK-PRO luxury head restraints
51
Resetting triggered NECK-PRO head restraints
52
Child restraint systems
58
Child-proof locks
65
Driving safety systems overview
66
Important safety notes
66
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
67
BAS (Brake Assist System)
67
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
68
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
70
Immobilizer
70
ATA (Anti-Theft Alarm system)
71
Opening/closing
74
Important safety notes
74
General information
74
SmartKey functions
74
KEYLESS-GO
75
Changing the settings of the locking system
77
Restoring the factory settings
77
Mechanical key
77
SmartKey battery
78
Important safety notes
81
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
82
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
82
Automatic locking feature
82
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
83
Important safety notes
83
Opening/closing from the outside
84
Opening/closing automatically from outside
85
Opening/closing automatically from the inside
86
Opening the tailgate from inside the vehicle
87
Important safety notes
88
Opening and closing the side windows
88
Opening and closing the hinged side windows
89
Convenience opening feature
89
Convenience closing
90
Resetting the side windows
91
Important safety notes
91
Operating the sliding sunroof
92
Operating the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
93
Operating the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel roller sunblinds
93
Problems with the sliding sunroof
94
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
98
Useful information
98
Important safety notes
99
Adjusting the seats
100
Adjusting the head restraints
101
Adjusting the seats in the 2nd and 3rd rows
103
EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature (3rd row of seats)
105
Adjusting the multicontour seat
107
Adjusting the four-way lumbar support
107
Switching the seat heating on/off
108
Important safety notes
109
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
109
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
110
Steering wheel heating
110
Rear-view mirror
111
Exterior mirrors
112
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
113
Storing settings
114
Calling up a stored setting
114
Lights and windshield wipers
116
Important safety notes
116
Information about driving abroad
116
Light switch
116
Combination switch
119
Hazard warning lamps
119
Overview of interior lighting
120
Interior lighting control
121
Important safety notes
121
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
122
Changing the front bulbs
123
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
126
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
127
Replacing the wiper blades
127
Problems with the windshield wipers
128
Climate control
132
Important safety notes
132
Control panel for dual-zone automatic climate control
133
Notes on using dual-zone automatic climate control
133
Control panel for 3-zone automatic climate control
134
Activating/deactivating climate control
136
Activating/deactivating the cooling with air dehumidification function
137
Setting climate control to automatic
138
Setting the temperature
139
Setting the air distribution
140
Setting the airflow
140
Activating/deactivating the MONO function
140
Defrosting the windshield
140
Defrosting the windows
141
Rear window defroster
141
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
142
Important safety notes
143
Setting the center air vents
143
Setting the side air vents
143
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
144
Driving and parking
146
Important safety notes
146
SmartKey positions
147
Starting the engine
148
Pulling away
149
Important safety notes
152
DIRECT SELECT lever
152
Transmission position display
153
Transmission positions
154
Changing gear
154
Driving tips
155
Program selector button
155
Steering wheel paddle shifters
155
Automatic drive program
156
Shift ranges
156
Problems with the transmission
158
Important safety notes
158
Gasoline
159
Diesel
159
Refueling
160
Fuel filler flap emergency release
160
Problems with fuel and the fuel tank
162
Important safety notes
165
Switching off the engine
165
Parking brake
166
General driving tips
167
Engine oil
168
Brakes
168
Driving on wet roads
170
Cruise control
172
DISTRONIC
175
Rear axle level control
182
AIRMATIC package
182
4MATIC (permanent four-wheel drive)
185
PARKTRONIC
186
Rear view camera
189
Notes on towing a trailer
193
Coupling up a trailer
194
Towing a trailer
194
Decoupling a trailer
195
Permissible trailer loads and drawbar noseweights
196
Trailer power supply
196
On-board computer and displays
200
Useful information
200
Tachometer
200
Outside temperature display
200
Speedometer with segments
201
Operating the on-board computer
201
Menu overview
203
Standard display menu
204
Audio menu
205
Navigation system menu
206
AIRMATIC/compass menu
206
Settings menu
207
Additional functions menu
212
Trip computer menu
212
General information
215
Hiding display messages
215
Message memory menu
215
Safety systems
216
Lights
224
Engine
227
Driving systems
231
Tires
233
Vehicle
236
Seat belts
240
Safety systems
241
Engine
246
Driving systems
247
Tires
247
Stowing and features
250
Useful information
250
Stowage compartments
250
Parcel nets
253
Center console, 2nd row of seats
253
Cargo compartment enlargement
255
Securing cargo
259
Cargo compartment cover
260
Cargo net
262
Cup holders
264
Sun visors
266
Sunblinds on the rear side windows
267
Ashtray
267
Cigarette lighter
268
12 V sockets
269
115 V power socket
270
mbrace
271
Garage door opener
277
Compass
280
Floormat on the driver's side
281
Infrared reflective windshield
281
Maintenance and care
284
Hood
284
Radiator
285
Engine oil
285
Notes on care
289
Exterior care
290
Interior care
294
Breakdown assistance
298
First-aid kit
298
Vehicle tool kit
298
Preparing the vehicle
301
TIREFIT kit
301
Changing a wheel and mounting the spare wheel
305
Important safety notes
312
Charging the battery
314
Important safety notes
317
Installing/removing the towing eye
317
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
318
Transporting the vehicle
318
Notes for 4MATIC vehicles
319
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
319
Important safety notes
319
Before changing a fuse
319
Dashboard fuse box
320
Fuse box in the engine compartment
320
Fuse box in the cargo compartment
320
Engine emergency off
321
Wheels and tires
324
Useful information
324
Notes on driving
324
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
325
Tire tread
325
Notes on selecting, mounting and replacing tires
325
Please bear the following in mind
326
Driving with summer tires
326
S tires
326
Tire pressure specifications
327
Important notes on tire pressure
329
Underinflated or overinflated tires
330
Checking the tire pressures
331
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
331
Instruction labels for tires and loads
335
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
336
Number of seats
336
Determining the correct load limit
337
Vehicle identification plate
339
Trailer load/noseweight
339
Overview of Tire Quality Grading Standards
340
Tread wear
340
Traction
340
Tire labeling overview
341
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity and speed index
342
Load index
344
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
344
Tire ply composition and material used
345
Bar
345
DOT (Department of Transportation)
345
Normal occupant weight
345
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
345
Recommended tire pressure
345
Increased vehicle weight due to optional equipment
345
Rim
346
GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating)
346
Tire speed rating
346
GTW (Gross Trailer Weight)
346
GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight)
346
GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating)
346
Maximum loaded vehicle weight
346
Kilopascal (kPa)
346
Load index
346
Curb weight
346
Maximum load rating
346
Maximum permissible tire pressure
346
Maximum load on one tire
347
PSI (pounds per square inch)
347
Aspect ratio
347
Tire pressure
347
Tire pressure of cold tires
347
Tread
347
Bead
347
Sidewall
347
Weight of optional extras
347
TIN (Tire Identification Number)
347
Load bearing index
347
Traction
347
TWR (Tongue Weight Rating)
347
Treadwear indicators
348
Occupant distribution
348
Flat tire
348
Interchanging the wheels
348
Direction of rotation
348
Storing wheels
349
Please bear the following in mind
349
Tires
351
Technical data
354
Useful information
354
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
354
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN) and paint code number
355
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
355
Important safety notes
356
Capacities
357
Fuel
358
DEF
359
Engine oil
360
Refrigerant of the air-conditioning system
361
Brake fluid
361
Coolant
361
Vehicle data, R 350 BlueTEC
362
Vehicle data, R 350
363
Internet
367
Editorial office
367

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