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Height Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐ proximately at ear level. Distance Adjust the distance so that the head restraint is as close as possible to the back of the head. If necessary, adjust the distance by adjusting the tilt of the backrest.

Putting on the belt Lay the belt, without twisting, snugly

across the lap and shoulders, as close to the body as possible. Make sure that the belt lies low around the hips in the lap area and does not press on the abdomen. Otherwise, the belt can slip over the hips in the lap area in a frontal im‐ pact and injure the abdomen. The safety belt must not lie across the neck, rub on sharp edges, be routed over solid or breaka‐ ble objects, or be pinched.◀

Reduction of restraining effect Avoid wearing clothing that prevents the belt from fitting properly, and pull the shoulder belt periodically to readjust the tension across your lap; otherwise, the retention effect of the safety belt may be reduced.◀

Buckling the belt

Make sure you hear the latch plate engage in the belt buckle.

Unbuckling the belt 1. Hold the belt firmly. 2. Press the red button in the belt buckle. 3. Guide the belt back into its reel. Safety belt reminder for driver's seat and front passenger seat

The indicator lamp flashes or lights up and a signal sounds. Make sure that the safety belts are positioned correctly. The safety belt reminder is active at speeds

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Adjusting

Adjusting the height

▷ To raise: pull. ▷ To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and

push the head restraint down.

Tilt Three different tilt positions are available.

▷ Forward: pull the top edge of the head re‐

straint forward, arrow 1.

▷ Back: press the button, arrow 2. The head

restraint folds as far back as possible.

Removing Only remove the head restraint if no one will be sitting in the seat in question.

1. Pull the head restraint upward as far as pos‐

sible.

2. Press the button, arrow 1, and pull the head

restraint out completely.

Before transporting passengers Reinstall the head restraint before trans‐ porting anyone in the seat; otherwise, the pro‐ tective function of the head restraint is unavail‐ able.◀

Rear head restraints Correctly adjusted head restraint A correctly adjusted head restraint reduces the risk of injury to cervical vertebrae in the event of an accident.

Adjusting the head restraint Correctly adjust the head restraints of all occupied seats; otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury in an accident.◀

Height Adjust the head restraint so that its center is ap‐ proximately at ear level.

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Adjusting the height

Adjusting

Controls

▷ To raise: pull. ▷ To lower: press the button, arrow 1, and

push the head restraint down.

The center head restraint cannot be adjusted in elevation.

Folding down head restraints

Extending/retracting head restraint Only fold down head restraint if no pas‐

sengers are in the rear. Fold out retracted headr‐ ests again if passengers are being carried in the rear; otherwise, there is increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.◀

1. Pull the head restraint upward as far as pos‐

sible.

2. Press the button, arrow 1, and pull the head

restraint out completely.

Before transporting passengers Reinstall the head restraint before trans‐ porting anyone in the seat; otherwise, the pro‐ tective function of the head restraint is unavail‐ able.◀

Seat and mirror memory General information

▷ To lower flaps: press the button, arrow 1,

and press down the head restraint.

▷ Fold back up: pull up head restraints.

Removing Only remove the head restraint if no one will be sitting in the seat in question.

Two different driver's seat and exterior mirror positions can be stored and retrieved for each remote control. Settings for the backrest width and lumbar support are not stored in memory. Storing 1. Switch on the ignition. 2. Set the desired position.

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3.

Press the button. The LED in the

button lights up.

4. Press the desired button 1 or 2. The LED

goes out.

If the M button is pressed accidentally:

Press the button again. The LED goes out.

Calling up settings

Do not retrieve the memory while driving Do not retrieve the memory setting while driving, as an unexpected movement of the seat or steering wheel could result in an accident.◀

Comfort function 1. Open the driver's door. 2. Switch off the ignition. 3. Briefly press the desired button 1 or 2. The corresponding seat position is performed automatically. The procedure stops when a switch for adjust‐ ing the seat or one of the buttons is pressed. Safety mode 1. Close the driver's door or switch on the ig‐

nition.

2. Press and hold the desired button 1 or 2 until

the adjustment procedure is completed.

Calling up of a seat position deactivated After a brief period, the calling up of stored seat positions is deactivated to save battery power. To reactivate calling up of a seat position: ▷ Open and close the door or trunk lid. ▷ Press a button on the remote control. ▷ Press the Start/Stop button.

Mirrors Exterior mirrors At a glance

1 Adjusting 2 Left/right, Automatic Curb Monitor 3 Fold in and out

General information The mirror on the passenger side is more curved than the driver's side mirror.

Estimating distances correctly Objects reflected in the mirror are closer than they appear. Do not estimate the distance to the traffic behind you based on what you see in the mirror, as this will increase your risk of an accident.◀ Depending on how the vehicle is equipped, the mirror setting is stored for the remote control in use. When the vehicle is unlocked via the remote control, the position is automatically retrieved if the setting for this function is active. Selecting a mirror

To change over to the other mirror: Slide the mirror changeover switch.

Adjusting electrically

The setting corresponds to the direction in which the button is pressed.

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Saving positions Seat and mirror memory, refer to page 51 Adjusting manually If an electrical malfunction occurs, for example, press the edges of the mirror glass. Automatic Curb Monitor When the reverse gear is engaged, the mirror glass tilts downward slightly on the front pas‐ senger side. This improves your view of the curb and other low-lying obstacles when parking, for example.

Activating

1.

Slide the mirror changeover switch

to the driver's side mirror position.

2. Engage transmission position R.

Deactivating Slide the mirror changeover switch to the pas‐ senger's side mirror position. Fold in and out

Press the button.

Possible up to approx. 15 mph/20 km/h. For example, this is advantageous ▷ In car washes. ▷ In narrow streets. ▷ For folding back mirrors that were folded

away manually.

Mirrors that were folded in are folded out auto‐ matically at a speed of approx. 25 mph/40 km/h.

Fold in the mirror in a car wash Before entering an automatic car wash, fold in the exterior mirrors by hand or with the button; otherwise, they could be damaged, de‐ pending on the width of the vehicle.◀

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Controls

Automatic heating Both exterior mirrors are automatically heated whenever the engine is running. Automatic dimming feature Both exterior mirrors are automatically dimmed. Photocells are used for control in the Interior rear view mirror, refer to page 53. Interior rearview mirror Reducing the blinding effect

From behind when driving at night: turn the knob.

Interior rearview mirror, automatic dimming feature The concept

Photocells are used for control: ▷ In the mirror glass. ▷ On the back of the mirror.

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Functional requirement For proper operation: ▷ Keep the photocells clean. ▷ Do not cover the area between the inside

rearview mirror and the windshield.

Switching on/off

Press the button.

▷ On: the LED lights up. ▷ Off: the LED goes out.

Steering wheel General information

Do not adjust while driving Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving; otherwise, an unexpected movement could result in an accident.◀

Adjusting

1. Fold the lever down. 2. Move the steering wheel to the preferred height and angle to suit your seating posi‐ tion.

3. Fold the lever back. Steering wheel heating

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Transporting children safely

Controls

Transporting children safely Vehicle equipment All standard, country-specific and optional equipment that is offered in the model series is described in this chapter. Therefore, equipment is also described that is not available in a vehicle, e. g., because of the selected optional equip‐ ment or country variant. This also applies for safety-related functions and systems.

tomatic deactivation of front passenger airbags, refer to page 94.

Deactivating the front passenger airbags If a child restraint fixing system is used in the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is an increased risk of injury to the child when the airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint fixing system.◀

The right place for children Note

Children in the vehicle Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle; otherwise, they could endanger them‐ selves and other persons, e.g., by opening the doors.◀

Children should always be in the rear Accident research shows that the safest place for children is in the back seat.

Transporting children in the rear Only transport children younger than

13 years of age or shorter than 5 ft/150 cm in the rear in child restraint fixing systems provided in accordance with the age, weight and size of the child; otherwise, there is an increased risk of in‐ jury in an accident. Children 13 years of age or older must wear a safety belt as soon as a suitable child restraint fixing system can no longer be used, due to their age, weight and size.◀

Children on the front passenger seat Should it ever be necessary to use a child re‐ straint fixing system in the front passenger seat, make sure that the front, knee and side airbags on the front passenger side are deactivated. Au‐

Installing child restraint fixing systems Before mounting Before mounting child restraint fixing systems, ensure that the rear seat backrests are locked. Notes

Manufacturer's information for child re‐ straint fixing systems

To select, mount and use child restraint fixing systems, observe the information provided by the system manufacturer; otherwise, the pro‐ tective effect can be impaired.◀

On the front passenger seat Deactivating airbags After installing a child restraint fixing system in the front passenger seat, make sure that the front, knee and side airbags on the front pas‐ senger side are deactivated. Deactivate the front passenger airbags auto‐ matically, refer to page 94

Deactivating the front passenger airbags If a child restraint fixing system is used in the front passenger seat, the front passenger airbags must be deactivated; otherwise, there is

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an increased risk of injury to the child when the airbags are triggered, even with a child restraint fixing system.◀

Seat position and height Before installing a child restraint fixing system, move the front passenger seat as far back as possible and adjust its height to the highest po‐ sition to obtain the best possible position for the belt and to offer optimal protection in the event of an accident. Do not change the seat position and height after this. Backrest width Adjustable backrest width: before installing a child restraint fixing system in the front passen‐ ger seat, open the backrest width completely. Do not change the backrest width again and do not call up a memory position.

Backrest width for the child seat Before installing a child restraint fixing

system in the front passenger seat, the backrest width must be opened completely. Do not change the adjustment after this; otherwise, the stability of the child seat will be reduced.◀

Child seat security

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