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  • E-Class
  • Saloon
  • 09/2016 - 11/2017
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Regular checking of wheels and tyres
WARNING Risk of accident from damaged tyres

Damaged tyres can cause tyre pressure loss.

As a result, you could lose control of your vehicle.

Check the tyres regularly for signs of damage and replace any damaged tyres immediately.
WARNING Risk of aquaplaning due to insufficient tyre tread

Insufficient tyre tread will result in reduced tyre grip. The tyre tread is no longer able to dissipate water.

This means that in heavy rain or slush the risk of aquaplaning is increased, in particular where speed is not adapted to suit the conditions.

If the tyre pressure is too high or too low, tyres may exhibit different levels of wear at different locations on the tyre tread.

Thus, you should regularly check the tread depth and the condition of the tread across the entire width of all tyres.
Minimum tread depth for:
  • Summer tyres: in (3 mm)

  • M+S tyres: in (4 mm)

For safety reasons, replace the tyres before the legally prescribed limit for the minimum tread depth is reached.
Carry out the following checks on all wheels regularly, at least once a month or as required, e. g. prior to a long journey or driving off-road:
  • Check the tyre pressure More.

  • Visual inspection of wheels and tyres for damage.

  • Check the valve caps.

    The valves must be protected against moisture and dirt by the valve caps approved especially for your vehicle by Mercedes-Benz.

  • Visual check of the tread depth and the tyre contact surface across the entire width.

    The minimum tread depth for summer tyres is in (3 mm) and for winter tyres in (4 mm).

Setting the speed limit for winter tyres
Multimedia system:
Vehicle settings
Limit speed, winter tyres
Select the speed or deactivate the function.
Notes on snow chains
WARNING Risk of accident due to incorrect snow chain fitting

If you have fitted snow chains to the front wheels, the snow chains may drag against the vehicle body or chassis components.

This could cause damage to the vehicle or the tyres.

Never fit snow chains on the front wheels.
Only fit snow chains on the rear wheels in pairs.
NOTEDamage to the wheel trim from fitted snow chains

If snow chains are fitted to steel wheels, the wheel trims can be damaged.

Remove the wheel trims of steel wheels before fitting snow chains.
  • Snow chains are only permissible for certain wheel/tyre combinations. You can obtain information about this from a Mercedes-Benz Service Centre.

  • For safety reasons, only use snow chains that have been specifically approved for your vehicle by Mercedes-Benz, or snow chains with the same quality standard.

  • If snow chains are fitted, the maximum permissible speed is 30 mph (50 km/h).

  • Vehicles with Parking Pilot: Do not use Parking Assist PARKTRONIC if snow chains are fitted.

  • Vehicles with AIR BODY CONTROL: Only drive at raised vehicle level if snow chains are fitted.

You can permanently limit the maximum vehicle speed for driving with winter tyres More.

You can deactivate ESP® to pull away More. This allows the wheels to spin, achieving an increased driving force.

Notes on windscreen washer fluid

Observe the notes on operating fluids More.

WARNING ‑ Risk of fire and injury due to windscreen washer concentrate

Windscreen washer concentrate is highly flammable. It could ignite if it comes into contact with hot engine component parts or the exhaust system.

Make sure that no windscreen washer concentrate spills out next to the filler opening.
NOTE Damage to the exterior lighting due to unsuitable windscreen washer fluid

Unsuitable windscreen washer fluids may damage the plastic surface of the exterior lighting.

Only use windscreen washer fluids which are also suitable for use on plastic surfaces, e.g. MB SummerFit or MB WinterFit.
NOTEBlocked spray nozzles caused by mixing windscreen washer fluids
Do not mix MB SummerFit and MB WinterFit with other windscreen washer fluids.

Do not use distilled or de-ionised water as the fill level sensor may be triggered erroneously.

Recommended windscreen washer fluid:
  • Above freezing point: e.g. MB SummerFit

  • Below freezing point: e.g. MB WinterFit

For the correct mixing ratio refer to the information on the antifreeze reservoir.

Mix the washer fluid with the windscreen washer fluid all year round.

Topping up the windscreen washer system
WARNING Danger of burns from hot component parts in the engine compartment

Certain component parts in the engine compartment may be very hot, e.g. the engine, the radiator and parts of the exhaust system.  

Let the engine cool down and only touch the component parts described below:
WARNING Danger of burns when opening the engine bonnet

If you open the engine bonnet when the engine has overheated or during a fire in the engine compartment, you could come into contact with hot gases or other escaping operating fluids.

Before opening the engine bonnet, allow the engine to cool down.
In the event of a fire in the engine compartment, keep the engine bonnet closed and call the fire service.
WARNING ‑ Risk of fire and injury due to windscreen washer concentrate

Windscreen washer concentrate is highly flammable. It could ignite if it comes into contact with hot engine component parts or the exhaust system.

Make sure that no windscreen washer concentrate spills out next to the filler opening.
Remove cap by the tab.
Top up the washer fluid.
Replacing the windscreen wiper blades
WARNING Risk of becoming trapped if the windscreen wipers are switched on while wiper blades are being replaced

If the windscreen wipers begin to move while you are changing the wiper blades, you can be trapped by the wiper arm.

Always switch off the windscreen wipers and ignition before changing the wiper blades.
Moving the wiper arms to a vertical position
Set the windscreen wipers to the slow continuous wiping position on the combination switch.
As soon as the wiper arms are vertical relative to the engine bonnet, switch off the ignition.
Fold the wiper arm away from the windscreen.
Maintenance display
Remove protective film of the maintenance display on the tip of the newly fitted wiper blade.

If the colour of the maintenance display changes from black to yellow, the wiper blades should be replaced.

The duration of the colour change varies depending on the usage conditions.

Switching the stationary heater/stationary ventilation on/off via the control panel
DANGER Risk of fatal injury due to poisonous exhaust gases

If the tailpipe is blocked or sufficient ventilation is not possible, poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide may enter the vehicle. This is the case in enclosed spaces or if the vehicle gets stuck in snow, for example.

Always switch the stationary heater off in enclosed spaces without an air extraction systems, e.g. in garages.
Keep the tailpipe and the area around the vehicle free from snow when the engine or the stationary heater are running.
Open a window on the windward side of the vehicle to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air.
WARNING Risk of fire due to hot stationary heater components

When the stationary heater is switched on, parts of the vehicle can become very hot, e.g. the exhaust system.

Flammable materials such as leaves, grass or twigs may ignite if they come into contact with:
  • hot parts of the exhaust system

  • the exhaust gas itself

When the stationary heater is switched on, make sure that:
hot vehicle parts do not come into contact with flammable materials
the exhaust gas can flow out of the tailpipe unhindered
the exhaust gas does not come into contact with flammable materials
NOTE Battery discharge caused by stationary heater or stationary ventilation operation

Operating the stationary heater or stationary ventilation drains the battery.

After heating or ventilating the vehicle twice, drive for a longer period of time.

The fuel tank is filled to at least reserve fuel level.

Set the desired temperature using the  button.
Press button .

The red or blue indicator lamp in button  lights up or goes out.

Indicator lamp colours:
  • blue: stationary ventilation is switched on

  • red: stationary heater is activated

  • yellow: departure time is preselected

The stationary heater/stationary ventilation switches off automatically after 50 minutes.

Stowing the ski/snowboard bag in the boot
WARNING Risk of injury due to using the through-load ski bag incorrectly

The through-load ski bag in conjunction with the lashing straps cannot restrain any objects other than skis.

Vehicle occupants could be struck in the event of sudden braking or an accident in the following cases:
  • If you transport other heavy or sharp-edged objects in the through-load ski bag

  • If you do not secure the through-load ski bag with the lashing straps

Only store skis in the through-load ski bag.
Always secure the through-load ski bag with the lashing straps so that it cannot move around.

A maximum of four pairs of skis or two snowboards may be transported in the ski/snowboard bag.

Fold the centre rear seat backrest forwards.
Slide the bag between the outer seat backrests into the rear.
Open zip , place the skis or snowboards inside the bag and close it.
Pull the tensioning strap tight by the loose end.
Attach lashing strap onto hook in a crosswise pattern with the fastener facing upwards in tie-down eye .