Date of printing:

05/16/2022

Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Seats, steering wheel and mirrors | Important safety notes]

Owner's Manual version: 06-13

Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.

Important safety notes

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WARNING

You could lose control of the vehicle while driving if you:

  • adjust the driver's seat, steering wheel or mirrors

  • fasten the seat belt

There is a risk of an accident.

Adjust the driver's seat, head restraint, steering wheel and mirrors and fasten your seat belt before starting the engine.

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WARNING

When adjusting a seat, you or another vehicle occupant could become trapped by the guide rail of the seat, for instance. There is a risk of injury.

Make sure that no one has any part of their body within the sweep of the seat when adjusting it.

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WARNING

If the driver's seat is not engaged, it can move unexpectedly while the vehicle is in motion. This could cause you to lose control of the vehicle. There is a risk of an accident.

Always make sure that the driver's seat is engaged before starting the engine.

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WARNING

If the front seats are positioned too closely to the dashboard or steering wheel, the front airbags could cause additional injuries to vehicle occupants in the front. There is an increased risk of injury, possibly even fatal.

Always adjust the front seats so that they are as far away as possible from the front airbags. In addition, observe the instructions on how to adjust the seats correctly.

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WARNING

The head restraints cannot provide the intended protection unless they are fitted and adjusted correctly. There is an increased risk of injury to the head and neck in the event of an accident or sudden braking, for example.

Always drive with the head restraints fitted. Ensure that the centre of the head restraints support the back of each vehicle occupant's head at eye level before driving off.

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WARNING

Vehicles with amplifiers under the co-driver's seat:

The amplifier can become hot during operation. You could burn yourself if you touch the amplifier. There is a risk of injury.

Do not reach underneath the co-driver's seat. Adjust the co-driver's seat carefully.

You can adjust the seats electrically or manually, depending on the vehicle's equipment.

Your seat must be adjusted in such a way that you can wear the seat belt correctly.

Observe the following points:

  • Position the backrest in an almost vertical position so that you are sitting virtually upright. Do not drive with the backrest reclined too far back.

  • Your arms should be slightly bent when you are holding the steering wheel.

  • Avoid seat positions that prevent the seat belt from being routed correctly. The shoulder section of the belt must be routed over the middle of your shoulder and be pulled tight against your upper body. The lap belt must always pass across your lap as low down as possible, i.e. over your hip joints.

  • Adjust the head restraint so that it supports the back of the head at eye level.

  • The distance from the pedals should be such that you can depress them fully.

Also observe the important safety notes in the "Airbags" more, "Seat belts" more and "Child restraint systems" more sections.

Notes

Date of printing:

05/16/2022

Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Seats, steering wheel and mirrors | Important safety notes]

Owner's Manual version: 06-13

Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.