Mercedes c240-c320 (2001) Owners Manual

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Mercedes c240-c320 (2001) Owners Manual

Text of Mercedes c240-c320 (2001) Owners Manual

  • C-class Operators Manual
  • C 240 C 320
  • Our company and staff congratulate you on the purchase of your new Mercedes-Benz. Your selection of our product is a demonstration of your trust in our company name. Further, it exemplifies your desire to own an automobile that will be as easy as possible to operate and provide years of service. Your Mercedes-Benz represents the efforts of many skilled engineers and craftsmen. To ensure your pleasure of ownership, and for your safety and that of your passengers, we ask you to make a small investment of your time: Please read this manual carefully before putting it aside. Then return it to your vehicle where it will be handy for your reference. Please abide by the recommendations contained in this manual. They are designed to acquaint you with the operation of your Mercedes-Benz. Please abide by the warnings and cautions contained in this manual. They are designed to help improve the safety of the vehicle operator and occupants. We extend our best wishes for many miles of safe, pleasurable driving. DaimlerChrysler AG
  • Contents Introduction Product information .......................... 1 Operators manual ............................. 2 Where to find it .................................. 7 Reporting Safety Defects .................. 9 Instruments and controls Instruments and controls ............... 12 Door control panel ....................... 14 Overhead control panel ............... 15 Dashboard ..................................... 16 Center console .............................. 18 Operation Vehicle keys ......................................22 Start lock-out ....................................24 General notes on the central locking system ...............24 Central locking system ...................25 Radio frequency and infrared remote control ...............25 Locking and unlocking ................27 Choosing global or selective mode on remote control ............. 27 Opening the trunk ....................... 28 Opening and closing windows and sliding / pop-up roof from outside ................................. 29 Panic button ................................. 30 Mechanical keys .......................... 30 Doors ..................................................31 Central locking switch .................... 33 Automatic central locking .............. 34 Emergency unlocking in case of accident ...................... 34 Trunk ................................................. 35 Trunk lid release switch ................ 37 Antitheft alarm system ................... 38 Tow-away alarm ............................... 39 Easy-entry/exit feature ...................41 Front seat adjustment ..................... 42 Removal and installation of front seat head restraints .......... 47 Multicontour seat ............................ 49 Heated seats ..................................... 50 Rear seat head restraints ............... 52 Seat belts and integrated restraint system ..........................55 Seat belts ...........................................55 Seat belt nonusage warning system ...........................56 BabySmartTM airbag deactivation system ....................62 Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) ...............................63 Emergency tensioning retractor (ETR) .............................64 Airbags ..............................................65 Safety guidelines for the seat belt, emergency tensioning retractor and airbag ....................72 Infant and child restraint systems .........................73 Steering wheel adjustment (manual) .......................................77 Steering wheel adjustment (electrical) ....................................79 Rear view mirrors ............................80 Instrument cluster ...........................88 Multifunction steering wheel, multifunction display .................92
  • Contents Trip and main odometer, FSS, coolant temperature, vehicle speed, engine oil level indicator ...........96 Audio systems ..................................98 Radio ..............................................98 CD player .......................................99 Cassette player ...........................100 Telephone ........................................ 101 Navigation system ..........................106 Trip computer .................................107 Malfunction/warning message memory ......................109 Individual settings ..........................111 Setting the audio volume ..............123 Coolant temperature gauge ..........124 Flexible service system (FSS) ............................................125 Engine oil level indicator ..............128 Engine oil consumption ................129 Exterior lamp switch .....................130 Headlamp mode ............................. 131 Night security illumination ..........132 Locator lighting ...........................133 Headlamp cleaning system ...........133 Combination switch .......................134 Hazard warning flasher switch ..........................................137 Climate control ...............................138 Automatic climate control ............ 146 Front center console storage compartment ventilation ..........158 Rear passenger compartment adjustable air outlets ................159 Operation Audio and telephone ...160 Operating safety .............................160 Operating and display elements ........................161 Button and soft key operation ......163 Operation .........................................163 Power windows ...............................184 Sliding/pop-up roof ........................187 Interior lighting ..............................189 Rear window sunshade .................191 Sun visors .......................................192 Vanity mirrors ................................192 Interior ............................................193 Storage compartments and armrests .....................................193 Glove box .....................................194 Cup holder ......................................197 Ashtrays ..........................................199 Lighter .............................................201 Parcel net in front passenger footwell .......................................202 Ski sack ...........................................202 Enlarged cargo area .......................207 Split folding rear seat bench ........207 Loading instructions (vehicle with enlarged cargo area) ..................................209 Cellular telephone ......................... 210 Telephone, general ........................ 211 Garage door opener ....................... 212
  • Contents Driving Control and operation of radio transmitters ............................... 218 The first 1 000 miles (1 500 km) ................................. 219 Maintenance ................................... 219 Tele Aid ...........................................220 Catalytic converter ........................228 Emission control ............................229 Starter switch .................................230 Starting and turning off the engine ............................232 Manual transmission ....................233 Automatic transmission ...............234 Parking brake .................................243 Driving instructions ......................244 Drive sensibly Save Fuel ........244 Drinking and driving .................244 Pedals ...........................................244 Power assistance ........................245 Brakes ..........................................245 Driving off ...................................246 Parking ........................................246 Tires .............................................247 Snow chains ...............................250 Winter driving instructions ................................250 Deep water ..................................252 Passenger compartment ...........253 Traveling abroad ........................253 Cruise control ................................254 Brake assist system (BAS) ............257 Antilock brake system (ABS) ..........................................258 Electronic stability program (ESP) ...........................................260 What you should know at the gas station .........................................264 Check regularly and before a long trip ..............................................266 Instrument cluster display Malfunction and indicator lamps in the instrument cluster .............268 On-board diagnostic system .........268 Check engine malfunction indicator lamp .............................268 Brake warning lamp ..................270 Supplemental restraint system (SRS) indicator lamp ..................271 Fuel reserve warning .................271 ABS malfunction indicator lamp .............................272 Electronic stability program (ESP) warning lamp ...............273 Seat belt nonusage warning lamp ............................273 Malfunction and indicator lamp in the center console .....................273 AIRBAG OFF indicator lamp .....273
  • Contents Malfunction and warning messages in the multifunction display ...274 DISPLAY DEFECTIVE ................275 BATTERY / ALTERNATOR ........276 ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM .....277 BRAKE ASSIST ...........................277 BRAKE LINING WEAR ..............278 BRAKE FLUID .............................278 PARKING BRAKE .......................279 SEAT BELT SYSTEM ...................279 ELEC. STABIL. PROG. (Electronic stability program) ..280 COOLANT (coolant level) ..........281 COOLANT (coolant temperature) ................282 ENGINE OIL LEVEL ...................283 LIGHTING SYSTEM ...................284 LIGHT SENSOR ..........................286 DOOR ...........................................286 TRUNK OPEN .............................287 HOOD ...........................................287 TELEPHONE FUNCTION .......288 TELE AID .....................................288 WASHER FLUID .....