2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class Owner's Manual

2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
M Class
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
6.91 MB

Table of Contents

General notes
25
Environmental concerns and recommendations
25
General notes
26
Service and literature
26
Information for customers in California
26
Maintenance
27
Roadside Assistance
27
Change of address or change of ownership
27
Vehicle operation outside the USA and Canada
27
Important safety notes
28
Declarations of conformity
29
Diagnostics connection
29
Qualified specialist workshop
29
Correct use
29
Problems with your vehicle
30
Reporting safety defects
30
General information
31
At a glance
34
Displays and controls
35
Warning and indicator lamps
36
Center console, upper section
38
Center console, lower section
39
Overhead control panel
41
Door control panel
42
Safety
44
Useful information
44
Important safety notes
44
SRS (Supplemental Restraint System)
45
Air bags
46
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
50
PRE-SAFE® (anticipatory occupant protection system)
56
Child restraint systems
62
Overview of driving safety systems
67
Important safety notes
68
ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
68
BAS (Brake Assist System)
69
BAS PLUS (Brake Assist System PLUS)
69
COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST
70
ESP® (Electronic Stability Program)
72
EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
75
ADAPTIVE BRAKE
75
PRE-SAFE® Brake
75
Immobilizer
77
ATA (anti-theft alarm system)
77
Opening and closing
80
Important safety notes
80
SmartKey functions
81
KEYLESS-GO
81
Changing the settings of the locking system
82
Mechanical key
82
SmartKey battery
83
Important safety notes
86
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
87
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
87
Automatic locking feature
88
Power closing feature
88
Unlocking the driver's door (mechanical key)
88
Important safety notes
89
Opening/closing from outside
90
Opening/closing automatically from outside
91
Opening/closing automatically from inside
92
Limiting the opening angle of the tailgate
93
Important safety notes
94
Opening and closing the side windows
94
Convenience opening
95
Convenience closing feature
95
Resetting the side windows
96
Important safety notes
98
Operating the sliding sunroof
99
Operating the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
100
Operating the roller sunblinds for the panorama roof with power tilt/sliding panel
100
Problems with the sliding sunroof
102
Seats, steering wheel and mirrors
104
Useful information
104
Important safety notes
105
Adjusting the seats electrically
106
Adjusting the head restraints
106
Adjusting the angle of the rear seat backrests
108
Adjusting the multicontour seat
108
Adjusting the 4-way lumbar support
109
Switching the seat heating on/off
109
Important safety notes
112
Adjusting the steering wheel manually
112
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
113
Steering wheel heating
113
Rear-view mirror
115
Exterior mirrors
115
Automatic anti-glare mirrors
116
Storing settings
118
Calling up a stored setting
119
Lights and windshield wipers
122
General notes
122
Driving abroad
122
Setting the exterior lighting
122
Combination switch
125
Hazard warning lamps
126
Headlamp cleaning system
127
Active light function
127
Cornering light function
127
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
127
Overview of interior lighting
129
Interior lighting control
129
Important safety notes
130
Overview: changing bulbs/bulb types
131
Changing the front bulbs
131
Switching the windshield wipers on/off
134
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
135
Replacing the wiper blades
135
Problems with the windshield wipers
138
Climate control
140
Important safety notes
140
Control panel for dual-zone automatic climate control
141
Information about using dual-zone automatic climate control
143
Control panel for 3-zone automatic climate control
144
Switching climate control on/off
146
Activating/deactivating cooling with air dehumidification
147
Setting climate control to automatic
147
Adjusting the climate mode settings
148
Setting the temperature
148
Setting the air distribution
149
Setting the airflow
149
Switching the ZONE function on/off
150
Defrosting the windshield
150
MAX COOL maximum cooling
150
Defrosting the windows
151
Rear window defroster
151
Activating/deactivating air-recirculation mode
152
Important safety notes
153
Setting the center air vents
153
Setting the side air vents
154
Setting the glove box air vent
154
Setting the rear-compartment air vents
154
Driving and parking
158
Important safety notes
158
Important safety notes
158
Key positions
159
Starting the engine
161
Pulling away
162
ECO start/stop function
163
Important safety notes
167
DIRECT SELECT lever
167
Transmission positions
169
Changing gear
170
Driving tips
170
Program selector button
171
Steering wheel paddle shifters
171
Automatic drive program
171
Shift ranges
172
Manual drive program
173
Problems with the transmission
175
Important safety notes
175
Refueling
176
Problems with fuel and the fuel tank
178
Important safety notes
181
Switching off the engine
182
Electric parking brake
182
General notes
184
Braking
185
Driving on wet roads
187
Winter driving
188
Off-road driving
189
Cruise control
194
DISTRONIC PLUS
196
Level control (vehicles with the ON&OFFROAD package)
206
HOLD function
209
AIRMATIC package
211
AMG adaptive sport suspension system
214
PARKTRONIC
215
Active Parking Assist
219
Rear view camera
223
360° camera (surround view)
227
ATTENTION ASSIST
232
Night View Assist Plus
233
Lane Tracking package
235
Active Driving Assistance package
239
On-road programs (vehicles with the ON&OFFROAD package)
245
Notes on towing a trailer
255
Installing the ball coupling
257
Coupling up a trailer
259
Towing a trailer
259
Decoupling a trailer
260
Permissible trailer loads and drawbar loads
261
Removing the ball coupling
261
Storing the ball coupling
262
Trailer power supply
262
On-board computer and displays
264
Useful information
264
Instrument cluster
265
Instrument cluster lighting
265
Coolant temperature display
265
Tachometer
266
Outside temperature display
266
Speedometer with segments
266
Operating the on-board computer
266
Menu overview
268
Trip menu
268
Navigation system menu
270
Audio menu
271
Telephone menu
272
Assistance menu
274
Maintenance menu
275
Settings menu
276
ON&OFFROAD menu
280
Introduction
284
Safety systems
285
Lights
297
Engine
301
Driving systems
304
Tires
312
Vehicle
314
Overview
318
Safety
319
Engine
327
Driving systems
330
Tires
331
Stowage and features
334
Loading guidelines
334
Stowage space
335
Stowage net
337
Through-loading facility in the rear
337
Cargo compartment enlargement
337
Securing cargo
339
Cargo compartment cover
340
Cargo net in combined cargo cover and net
342
Coat hooks on the tailgate
342
EASY-PACK load-securing kit
342
Stowage well under the cargo compartment floor
344
Cup holder
345
Sun visors
347
Roller sunblinds on the rear side windows
347
Ashtray
348
Cigarette lighter
348
12 V sockets
349
115 V socket
350
mbrace
352
Garage door opener
361
Compass
364
Floormats
364
Infrared reflective windshield
364
Maintenance and care
366
Hood
366
Radiator
367
Engine oil
367
General notes
371
Washing the vehicle and cleaning the paintwork
372
Cleaning the vehicle parts
374
Interior care
376
Breakdown assistance
382
First-aid kit
382
Preparing the vehicle
383
MOExtended tires (tires with run-flat properties)
384
Important safety notes
387
Charging the battery
389
Important safety notes
393
Installing/removing the towing eye
394
Towing the vehicle with the rear axle raised
395
Towing a vehicle with both axles on the ground
395
Transporting the vehicle
395
Information on 4MATIC vehicles
396
Recovering a vehicle that has become stuck
396
Important safety notes
396
Before changing a fuse
397
Dashboard fuse box
397
Fuse box in the engine compartment
397
Fuse box under the rear bench seat
397
Wheels and tires
400
Useful information
400
Information on driving
400
Regular checking of wheels and tires
401
Tire tread
401
Selecting, mounting and replacing tires
402
General notes
402
Driving with summer tires
402
S tires
402
Tire pressure specifications
404
Important notes on tire pressure
405
Underinflated or overinflated tires
406
Checking the tire pressures
407
Tire pressure loss warning system (Canada only)
407
Instruction labels for tires and loads
412
Maximum permissible gross vehicle weight rating
412
Number of seats
413
Determining the correct load limit
413
Example: steps 1 to 3
414
Vehicle identification plate
415
Uniform Tire Quality Grading Standards
415
Flat tire
423
Rotating the wheels
423
Direction of rotation
424
Storing wheels
424
Cleaning the wheels
424
General notes
428
Important safety notes
438
General notes
439
Removing the emergency spare wheel
439
Technical data
441
Technical data
444
Useful information
444
Information regarding technical data
444
Genuine Mercedes-Benz parts
444
Vehicle identification plate with vehicle identification number (VIN)
445
VIN
446
Important safety notes
446
Fuel
447
DEF
450
Engine oil
451
Brake fluid
452
Coolant
453
General notes
454
Mounting dimensions
456
Trailer loads
457
Internet
459
Editorial office
459

FAQ about the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class Manual

What contains the 2013 M Class manual?

The Mercedes-Benz M 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 M 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 M Class 2013 owner's manual:

  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Customer Assistance, with contact information for customer support
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Mercedes-Benz M Class owners can do

Where to download the 2013 Mercedes-Benz M Class Owners Manual?

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Is the manual for the Mercedes-Benz M Class year 2013 free?

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The Mercedes-Benz M Class (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

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