Date of printing:08/12/2022
Online Owner's Manual [In depth | Lights and windscreen wipers | Windscreen wipers]
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.
|Switching the windscreen wipers on/off|
|Switching the rear window wiper on/off|
|Replacing the wiper blades|
|Problems with the windscreen wipers|
Do not operate the windscreen wipers when the windscreen is dry, as this could damage the wiper blades. Moreover, dust that has collected on the windscreen can scratch the glass if wiping takes place when the windscreen is dry.
The windscreen will no longer be wiped properly if the wiper blades are worn. This may prevent you from observing the traffic conditions. Replace the wiper blades twice a year, ideally in spring and autumn.
The detent positions of the combination switch correspond to the following wiper speeds:
Vehicles with a rain and light sensor: you can use level I as the universal setting. The rain and light sensor sets the appropriate wiping frequency automatically, according to the intensity of the rain. When you stop the vehicle, levels III and II are switched down to level I automatically.
Information on checking the washer fluid level can be found in the "Maintenance and care" more section.
If the vehicle is stationary and you open the tailgate or rear door, the rear window wiper will stop automatically. The rear window wiper will only resume wiping again when the tailgate/rear door is closed or the vehicle pulls away.
Hold the windscreen wiper arm firmly when you change the wiper blade. If you release the windscreen wiper arm without a wiper blade and it falls onto the windscreen, the windscreen may be damaged by the force of the impact.
Wiper blades are wear parts. Change the wiper blades every six months, ideally in the spring and autumn. Otherwise, the windscreen and rear window will not be wiped properly. This may prevent you from observing the traffic conditions, thereby causing an accident.
Possible causes/consequences and Solutions