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Mercedes-Benz M-Class / Mercedes-Benz M-Class Owners Manual / Seats, steering wheel and mirrors / Steering wheel

Important safety notes

Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. WARNING
Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving.

Adjusting the steering wheel while driving, or driving without the steering wheel adjustment feature locked could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The electrical steering wheel adjustment feature can be operated at any time.

Therefore, do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. A child's unsupervised access to a vehicle could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

Adjusting the steering wheel manually

1 Release lever


1 Release lever
2 To adjust the steering wheel height 3 To adjust the steering wheel position (fore-and-aft adjustment)

- Push release lever 1 down completely.

The steering column is unlocked.

- Adjust the steering wheel to the desired position.

- Push release lever 1 up completely.

The steering column is locked.

- Check if the steering column is locked.

When doing so, try to push the steering wheel up or down or try to move it in the fore-and-aft direction.

Adjusting the steering wheel electrically

1 To adjust the steering wheel height


1 To adjust the steering wheel height 2 To adjust the steering wheel position (fore-and-aft adjustment)

- EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature Other topics:
- EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature - Storing settings

Steering wheel heating

Switching on/off

- Make sure that the SmartKey is in position


- Make sure that the SmartKey is in position 2 in the ignition lock.

- To switch on/off: turn the lever in the direction of arrow 1 or 2.

Indicator lamp 3 lights up or goes out.

Vehicles without KEYLESS-GO: when you remove the key from the ignition lock, the steering wheel heating is deactivated.

Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: when you switch off the ignition and open the driver's door, the steering wheel heating is deactivated.

Problems with the steering wheel heating

The steering wheel heating has switched off prematurely or cannot be switched on. The vehicle's electrical system voltage is too low because too many electrical consumers are switched on.

- Switch off electrical consumers which you do not need, such as the rear window defroster or interior lighting.

EASY-ENTRY/EXIT system

Important safety notes

The EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature makes getting in and out of your vehicle easier.

You can activate and deactivate the EASYENTRY/EXIT feature in the on-board computer.

You must make sure no one can become WARNING
You must make sure no one can become trapped or injured by the moving steering wheel when the easy-entry/exit feature is activated.

To stop steering wheel movement do one of the following:
- Move steering wheel adjustment stalk.

- Press one of the memory position buttons.

- Press memory button M.

Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.

Children could open the driver's door and unintentionally activate the easy-entry/exit feature, which could result in an accident and/or serious personal injury.

Let the system complete the adjustment WARNING
Let the system complete the adjustment procedure before setting the vehicle in motion. All steering wheel adjustment must be completed before setting the vehicle in motion. Driving off with the steering wheel still adjusting could cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

Position of the steering wheel when the EASY-ENTRY/EXIT feature is active

The steering wheel swings upwards when you:
- remove the SmartKey from the ignition lock - open the driver's door and KEYLESS-GO is in position 1
- open the driver's door and the SmartKey is in position 0 or 1 in the ignition lock

upwards if The steering wheel only moves
upwards if it has not already reached the upper end stop.

Position of the steering wheel for driving

The steering wheel is moved to the last selected position when: - the driver's door is closed.

- you insert the SmartKey into the ignition lock.

or
- you press the Start/Stop button once on vehicles with KEYLESS-GO.

When you close the driver's door with the ignition switched on, the steering wheel is also automatically moved to the previously set position.

The last position of the steering wheel is stored when you switch off the ignition or when you store the setting with the memory function.

Crash-responsive EASY-EXIT feature

If the crash-responsive EASY-EXIT feature is triggered in an accident, the steering column will move upwards when the driver's door is opened. This occurs irrespective of the position of the SmartKey in the ignition lock.

This makes it easier to exit the vehicle and rescue the occupants.

The crash-responsive EASY-EXIT feature is only operational if the EASY-EXIT/ENTRY feature is activated in the on-board computer.

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