2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS Owner's Manual

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS owners manual
Year:
2023
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Model:
GLS
Rating:
(9)

Online manual

Size:
17.09 MB

Table of Contents

Cockpit
8
Warning and indicator lamps
12
Overhead control panel
14
Door operating unit and seat adjustment
16
Control settings in the rear passenger compartment
18
Environmental protection
24
Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts
24
Notes about the on-demand feature
26
Vehicle operation outside the USA or Canada
26
Maintenance
27
Roadside Assistance
27
Change of address or change of ownership
27
Possible danger due to substances hazardous to health
27
Operating safety
27
Notes on mounting the license plate on the front license plate holder
29
Declaration of conformity for wireless vehicle components
30
Diagnostics connection
30
Qualified specialist workshop
31
Correct use of the vehicle
32
Sport Utility Vehicle
32
Notes for persons with electronic medical aids
32
Problems with your vehicle
33
Reporting safety defects
33
Limited Warranty
34
Data processing in the vehicle
34
Online services
37
Data protection rights
37
MBUX multimedia system/Mercedes me connect
38
Free and open source software
39
Protection provided by the restraint system
40
Limitations of the protection provided by the restraint system
40
Restraint system functionality
41
Malfunctioning restraint system
41
Protection provided by the seat belt
42
Limitations of the protection provided by the seat belt
43
Fastening and adjusting seat belts
45
Seat belt adjustment function
45
Activating/deactivating seat belt adjustment via the multimedia system
46
Releasing seat belts
46
Overview of air bags
46
Protection provided by the airbags
47
Limitations of the protection provided by airbags
49
Function of PRE-SAFE®(anticipatory occupant protection)
54
Backing up the PRE-SAFE®system measures
54
Function of PRE-SAFE®PLUS (anticipatory occupant protection plus)
54
Function of PRE-SAFE®Impulse Side
55
Always observe when children are traveling in the vehicle
55
Detecting risks, avoiding danger
56
Overview of suitable seats in the vehicle for installing a child restraint system
59
Activating or deactivating the special seat belt retractor of the seat belt
60
Installing a LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system on the left and right rear seats
61
Fastening a Top Tether
64
Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt
66
Child-proof locks
70
Overview of key functions
73
Activating/deactivating the acoustic locking verification signal
74
Arming/disarming the panic alarm
74
Changing the unlocking settings
74
Deactivating the function of the key
74
Removing/inserting the emergency key
75
Replacing the SmartKey battery
75
Unlocking and opening doors from the inside
77
Centrally locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
77
Locking/unlocking the vehicle with KEYLESS-GO
77
Problems with KEYLESS-GO, troubleshooting
78
Activating/deactivating the automatic locking feature
79
Power closing function
79
Operation of the running boards
80
Opening the tailgate
81
Closing the tailgate
82
HANDS-FREE ACCESS function
85
Limiting the tailgate opening angle
86
Releasing the tailgate in an emergency
86
Opening and closing the side windows
88
Convenience opening (ventilating the vehicle before starting a journey)
89
Convenience closing (closing the vehicle from outside)
90
Opening and closing the sliding sunroof
91
Automatic functions of the sliding sunroof
94
Function of the immobilizer
96
ATA (anti-theft alarm system)
97
Function of the tow-away alarm
98
Activating/deactivating the tow-away alarm
98
Function of interior protection
98
Adjusting the front seat
100
Adjusting the front passenger seat electrically from the driver's seat
103
Adjusting the front passenger seat electrically from the rear passenger compartment
104
Adjusting the 4-way lumbar support
104
Adjusting the rear seats electrically
105
Adjusting reclining rear seats electrically
105
Setting the fully reclined position
106
Attaching and removing the additional cushion of the leg rest
107
Folding the rear seats on the second row of seats forwards and back electrically
107
Head restraints
110
Configuring the seat settings
114
Setting automatic seat adjustment
115
Overview of massage programs
116
Selecting the massage program for the front seats
116
Resetting seat settings
116
Switching the seat heating on/off
117
Setting the panel heating
118
Adjusting the steering wheel mechanically
119
Adjusting the steering wheel electrically
120
Function of the memory function
122
Function of the memory function in the rear passenger compartment
123
Operating the rear passenger compartment seat via the memory function in the rear passenger compartment
124
Notes on loading the vehicle
127
Stowage spaces in the vehicle interior
130
Through-loading facility to cargo compartment
132
EASY-PACK cargo compartment cover and partitioning net cassette
136
Attaching/removing the partitioning net
138
Overview of the tie-down eyes in the cargo compartment
139
Overview of bag hooks
140
Coat hook on the tailgate
140
Locking and unlocking the cargo compartment floor
140
Using the 12 V socket
144
Using the 115 V socket in the rear passenger compartment
144
Notes on wirelessly charging the mobile phone
147
Wireless charging of a mobile phone in the cockpit
149
Wirelessly charging a mobile phone in the rear passenger compartment
149
Information about lighting systems and your responsibility
152
Light switch
152
Operating the combination switch for the lights
153
Activating/deactivating the hazard warning lights
154
Cornering light
155
Active headlamps
155
Adaptive Highbeam Assist
155
Switching the daytime running lamps on/off
157
Setting the exterior lighting switch-off delay time
157
Adjusting the interior lighting
157
Adjusting the ambient lighting
158
Switching the windshield wiper on/off
159
Switching the rear window wiper on/off
160
Replacing the windshield wiper blades
160
Replacing the windshield wiper blades (MAGIC VISION CONTROL)
162
Operating the outside mirrors
164
Automatic anti-glare mirror function
165
Front-passenger outside mirror parking position function
166
Storing and calling up the parking position of the front-passenger outside mirror
166
Activating/deactivating the automatic mirror folding function
167
Area permeable to radio waves on the windshield
167
Notes on climate control
168
Overview of the air conditioning control panel
168
Switching climate control on/off
169
Switching the climate control in the rear passenger compartment on/off
169
Switching the A/C function on/off using the air conditioning control panel
169
Calling up the air conditioning menu
169
Activating/deactivating the A/C function via the multimedia system
170
Sets climate control to automatic mode
170
Automatically controlling the climate control in the rear passenger compartment
170
Setting the air distribution
170
Setting the climate control for the rear passenger compartment (multimedia system)
170
Switching the synchronization function on/off via the air conditioning control panel
171
Switching the synchronization function on/off via the multimedia system
171
Defrosting windows
171
Switching air-recirculation mode on/off
171
Switching the residual heat on or off
171
Switching the residual heat in the rear passenger compartment on/off
171
Activating/deactivating ionization
172
Fragrance system
172
Information on the windshield heater
173
Notes on Mercedes-AMG vehicles
177
Switching on the power supply or the vehicle
177
Starting the vehicle
178
Starting the vehicle via Remote Online Services
179
Breaking-in notes
180
Notes on optimized acceleration
181
Pulling away with optimized acceleration
181
Notes on driving
182
Notes on off-road driving
185
ECO start/stop function
188
ECO display function
190
Function of the DYNAMIC SELECT switch
192
Notes on the roof load display
193
Selecting the drive program
194
Configuring DYNAMIC SELECT (multimedia system)
194
Displaying vehicle data
194
Displaying engine data
195
Calling up the fuel consumption indicator
195
DIRECT SELECT lever
196
Manual gearshifting
198
Gearshift recommendation
199
Using kickdown
199
Function of the transfer case
200
Shifting the transfer case
201
Parking the vehicle
205
Garage door opener
207
Electric parking brake
209
Information on collision detection when a vehicle is parked
211
Notes on parking the vehicle for an extended period
212
Driving systems and your responsibility
213
Information on vehicle sensors and cameras
213
Overview of driving systems and driving safety systems
214
Functions of ABS
215
Functions of Off-road ABS
215
Function of BAS
215
Functions of ESP®
216
Function of ESP®Crosswind Assist
217
Function of ESP®trailer stabilization
217
Activating/deactivating ESP®(without Off-road package or E-Active Body Control)
218
Activating/deactivating ESP®(with Off-road package or E-Active Body Control)
218
Function of EBD
218
Function of STEER CONTROL
218
HOLD function
219
Function of Hill Start Assist
220
ATTENTION ASSIST
220
Speed control cruise control
222
Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
224
DSR (Downhill Speed Regulation)
231
Active Steering Assist
233
Function of Active Emergency Stop Assist
235
Active Lane Change Assist
236
Active Brake Assist
237
Traffic Sign Assist
242
Traffic Light Information service
243
Switching the traffic light information display on or off
245
Blind Spot Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist with exit warning
246
Active Lane Keeping Assist
248
AIRMATIC
250
E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL
256
Rear view camera
264
360° camera
267
Parking Assist PARKTRONIC
271
Active Parking Assist
275
Notes on towing a trailer
281
Attaching the ball neck
282
Coupling up/uncoupling a trailer
283
Notes on the instrument display and on-board computer
286
Overview of instrument display
287
Overview of the buttons on the steering wheel
288
Operating the on-board computer
288
Function of the head-up display
290
Setting the head-up display using the on-board computer
291
Notes on the MBUX multimedia system
293
Overview of the MBUX multimedia system
293
Home screen overview
294
Operating the MBUX multimedia system
295
Functions of the Voice Control System
297
Starting the Voice Control System
297
Overview of the MBUX Interior Assistant
298
Switching the reading light and search light and on or off
299
Information on profiles, themes, suggestions and favorites
300
Overview of the system settings menu
302
Information on important system updates
302
Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot
303
System language
305
Notes on navigation
306
Switching navigation on
307
Navigation overview
308
Entering a destination
309
Calculating a route and using settings for route guidance
311
Using map functions
312
Using services
313
Notes on the dashcam
314
Selecting a USB device for a video recording with the dashcam
315
Mercedes me calls
320
Mercedes me connect
323
Overview of the Mercedes me & Apps menu
325
Web browser overview
325
Information on the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
327
Overview of the Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
328
Triggering an automatic Mercedes‑Benz emergency call
328
Triggering a manual Mercedes-Benz emergency call
329
Overview of the symbols and functions in the media menu
331
Authorizing a Bluetooth®audio device for media playback
332
Overview of the symbols and functions in the radio menu
333
Calling up TuneIn Radio
336
Setting up satellite radio
337
Function of the ASSYST PLUS service interval display
339
Displaying the service due date
339
Information on regular maintenance work
339
Notes on special service requirements
339
Notes about Maintenance Management
340
Notes about Telediagnosis
340
Opening and closing the hood
341
Engine oil
343
Checking the coolant level
345
Refilling the windshield washer system
346
Information on washing the vehicle in a car wash
347
Activating/deactivating automatic car wash mode
349
Information on using a power washer
349
Washing the vehicle by hand
350
Notes on paintwork/matt finish paintwork care
350
Notes on cleaning decorative foils
351
Notes on care of car parts
352
Removing the safety vest
356
Warning triangle
356
Notes on flat tires
357
Notes on MOExtended tires (run-flat tires)
358
Storage location of the TIREFIT kit (not plug-in hybrid)
359
Notes on the 12 V battery
363
Notes on starting assistance and charging the 12 V battery
364
Starting assistance and charging the 12 V battery
366
Overview of the permitted towing methods (not plug-in hybrid)
368
Towing away the vehicle with both axles on the ground
369
Loading the vehicle for transport
371
Towing eye storage location
372
Installing and removing the towing eye
372
Notes on electrical fuses
373
Opening and closing the fuse box in the engine compartment
374
Opening and closing the fuse box in the cockpit
375
Opening and closing the fuse box in the front passenger footwell
375
Notes on noise or unusual handling characteristics
376
Notes on regularly inspecting wheels and tires
376
Notes on tire pressure
377
Tire pressure table
379
Checking the tire pressure manually
380
Notes on Tire and Loading Information placard
382
Steps for Determining Correct Load Limit
383
Overview of tire labeling
387
Tire Quality Grading
387
DOT, Tire Identification Number (TIN)
388
Information on the maximum tire load
389
Specifications for maximum tire pressure
389
Information on tire characteristics
390
Tire size designation, load-bearing capacity, speed rating and load index
390
Notes on selecting, installing and replacing tires
394
Notes on rotating wheels
397
Notes on storing wheels
398
Overview of the tire-change tool kit
398
Preparing the vehicle for a wheel change
398
Removing and installing the wheel trim/hub caps
399
Raising the vehicle when changing a wheel
400
Removing a wheel
402
Changing the tire
403
Notes on the emergency spare wheel
405
Notes on the collapsible spare wheel
407
Removing the collapsible spare wheel
408
Regulatory radio identification of small components
412
Regulatory radio identification – Indonesia and Israel
412
Information on installation clearances
412
Further component-specific information
412
Notes on operating fluids
414
Fuel
416
Engine oil
417
Notes on brake fluid
419
Coolant
419
Notes on windshield washer fluid
420
Vehicle dimensions
422
Weights and loads
424
General notes on the trailer hitch
426
Towing capacity
426
Maximum tongue weight and load capacity
427
Introduction
429
Occupant safety
430
SmartKey
433
Lights
435
Vehicle
438
Engine
446
Transmission
448
Brakes
452
Driving systems
457
Driving safety systems
472
Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
476
Battery
477
Tire pressure monitor
481
Overview of indicator and warning lamps
486
Occupant safety
488
Vehicle
489
Engine
490
Brakes
494
Driving systems
497
Driving safety systems
499
Tire pressure monitor
501
Index
503

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