low oil pressure MERCEDES-BENZ E-Class CABRIOLET 2013 C207 Owner's Manual
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Depending on what the customer service
representative agreed with you, the voice
is re-established after the transfer
is complete. If necessary, you will be
contacted at a later time by another means,
e.g. by E-Mail or telephone.
Further functions of the vehicle remote
malfunction diagnosis include, for example:
R transfer of service data to the Customer
Assistance center. If a service is overdue,
the COMAND display shows a message
about various special offers at your
R monthly status information E-Mail on oil
level, air pressure, maintenance, brakes,
etc. If applicable, you will receive
information on special offers in the E-Mail.
USA only: this information can also be
called up under "Owners Online" at http://
Information on the data stored in the vehicle
(Y page 25).
Information on roadside assistance
(Y page 22).
Downloading routes Downloading routes allows you to transfer
and save predefined routes in the navigation
To do this, an SD memory card must
be inserted into the COMAND system. If no
SD memory card is inserted, you must insert
the card into the card slot on the COMAND
system before saving.
A route can be prepared and sent either by a
customer service representative or via the
mbrace portal on the Internet. Each route can
include up to 20 way points. When a route has
been received by the navigation system,
'Route name' has been saved to
memory card. Do you want to start
route guidance? appears on the COMAND
display. The route is saved to the SD memory
To start route guidance: select Yes.
An overview of the route is shown in the
i If you select No, the saved route can be
called up later in the navigation menu.
X Select Start.
Route guidance is started.
and saved data can be called
up again in COMAND. Further information
can be found in the "COMAND", "Online
and Internet services" and "Download
Speed alert You can define the upper speed limit, which
must not be exceeded by the vehicle. If this
selected speed is exceeded by the vehicle, a
message will be sent to the Customer
Assistance center. The Customer Assistance
then forwards this information to you.
You can select the way in which you receive
this information beforehand. Possible options
include SMS, E-Mail or an automated call.
The data which is sent to the Customer
Assistance center contains the following
R the location where the speed limit was
R the time at which the speed limit was
R the selected speed limit which was
Geo fencing Geo fencing allows you to select areas which
vehicle should not enter or leave. You will
be informed if the vehicle crosses the
boundaries of the selected areas. You can
select the way in which you receive this
information beforehand. Possible options
include SMS, E-Mail or an automated call.
The area can be determined as either a circle
or a polygon with a maximum of ten corners.
You can specify up to ten areas Features
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Slowly slide oil dipstick : into the guide
tube to the stop, and take it out again.
If the level is between MIN mark = and
MAX mark ;, the oil level is correct.
X If the oil level has dropped to MIN mark
= or below, add
1.1 US qt (1.0 liter) of
Adding engine oil G
If engine oil comes into contact with hot
parts, it may ignite and you could burn
yourself. Do not spill any engine oil on hot
engine parts. H
When adding oil, take care not to spill any. If
oil enters the soil or waterways, it is harmful
to the environment.
! Only use engine oils and oil filters that
have been approved for vehicles with a
system. You can obtain a list of the
engine oils and oil filters tested and
approved in accordance with the
Mercedes-Benz Specifications for Service
Products at any Mercedes-Benz Service
Damage to the engine or exhaust system is
caused by the following:
R using engine oils and oil filters that have
not been specifically approved for the
R replacing engine oil and oil filters after
the interval for replacement specified by
the service system has been exceeded
R using engine oil additives.
! Do not add too much oil. adding too much
engine oil can result in damage to the
engine or to the catalytic converter. Have
excess engine oil siphoned off. Example: engine oil cap
Turn cap :
counter-clockwise and remove
X Add engine oil.
If the oil level is at or below the MIN mark
the oil dipstick, add 1.1 US qt (1.0 liter)
of engine oil.
X Replace cap : on the filler neck and turn
Ensure that the cap locks into place
X Check the oil level again with the oil
dipstick (Y page 295).
Further information on engine oil
(Y page 365). Additional service products
Checking the coolant level G
In order to avoid any potentially serious burns:
R use extreme caution when opening the
hood if there are any signs of steam or
leaking from the cooling system, or
if the coolant temperature display indicates
that the coolant is overheated.
R do not remove the pressure cap on the
coolant reservoir if the coolant temperature
is above 158 ‡ (70 †). Allow the engine to
cool down before removing the cap. The
coolant reservoir contains hot fluid and is
Maintenance and care
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engine oil and oil filters changed frequently
and check the wheels often. Further
information can be obtained at a qualified
specialist workshop, e.g. an authorized
extensive Mercedes-Benz Service network
is also available in other countries. You can
obtain further information from any
authorized Mercedes-Benz Center. Care
Many cleaning products can be hazardous.
Some are poisonous, others are flammable.
Always follow the instructions on the
particular container. Always open your
doors or windows when cleaning the
Never use fluids or solvents that are not
designed for cleaning your vehicle.
Always lock away cleaning products and keep
them out of reach of children. H
Dispose of empty packaging and cleaning
cloths in an environmentally responsible
! For cleaning your vehicle, do not use any
of the following:
R dry, rough or hard cloths
R abrasive cleaning agents
R cleaning agents containing solvents
Do not scrub.
Do not touch the surfaces or protective
films with hard objects, e.g. a ring or ice
scraper. You could otherwise scratch or
damage the surfaces and protective film. !
Do not park the vehicle for an extended
straight after cleaning it, particularly
after having cleaned the wheels with wheel
cleaner. Wheel cleaners could cause
increased corrosion of the brake discs and
brake pads/linings. For this reason, you
should drive for a few minutes after
cleaning. Braking heats the brake discs and
the brake pads/linings, thus drying them.
The vehicle can then be parked.
Regular care of your vehicle is a condition for
retaining the quality in the long term.
Use care products and cleaning agents
recommended and approved by Mercedes-
Benz. Washing the vehicle and cleaning the
Automatic car wash G
Braking efficiency is reduced after washing
vehicle. This could cause an accident. For
this reason, you must drive particularly
carefully after washing the vehicle until the
brakes have dried. G
The vehicle is braked when the HOLD function
or DISTRONIC PLUS is activated. Therefore,
the HOLD function and DISTRONIC
PLUS before the vehicle is washed in an
automatic car wash.
! Preferably use automatic car washes with
adjustable high-pressure pre-cleaning. This
corresponds with the specification for the
Cabriolet program. In car washes that use
high water pressures, there is a risk that a
small amount of water may leak into the
! Cabriolet: do not treat the vehicle with
hot wax under any circumstances.
! Cabriolet: pull the SmartKey out of the
ignition lock when washing the vehicle. This Care
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Cleaning the vehicle parts
Cleaning the Cabriolet soft top !
Never use any of the following to clean the
R tar or stain remover
R other organic solvents
! Remove bird droppings immediately as
they are corrosive and, therefore, can make
the soft-top fabric leak. Do not use high-
pressure cleaning equipment to clean the
vehicle. Do not use sharp-edged equipment
to remove ice and snow.
X Light soiling: you can clean the soft top
while it is dry or rinse it with clear water.
X Normal to heavy soiling: clean the soft
top with a brush and clear water. Clean
stains and other dirt with a brush and soft
top cleaning agents that have been
and approved by Mercedes-
Benz. Always brush from front to back,
following the grain of the fabric.
Frequent cleaning reduces the soft top's
resistance to dirt.
To restore this resistance to dirt, clean the
soft top using soft top cleaning agents that
have been recommended and approved by
cleaning and care, as well as aging,
can cause the soft-top seams to leak. Have
the soft-top seams sealed at a qualified
specialist workshop, e.g. at an authorized
i Cover the soft top appropriately if you
plan to leave the vehicle outside for a long
period of time. Cleaning AIRCAP Cleaning the wind deflector
Do not use high-pressure cleaning
equipment to clean the net.
Clean the wind deflector on the windshield
with the soft top closed.
X Apply the parking brake firmly.
X Vehicles with SmartKey: turn the
SmartKey to position 2 in the ignition lock
(Y page 151).
X Vehicles with KEYLESS-GO: press the
Start/Stop button twice
(Y page 151).
X Open the cover in the lower center console.
The AIRCAP button is under the cover. X
Press AIRCAP button :.
wind deflector between the windshield
and the soft top is extended. X
Clean net ; of the wind deflector with a
soft brush or a moist cloth. For heavier
soiling, clean it with the care and cleaning
agents recommended and approved by302
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Use clear water and a soft cloth to clean
camera lens :.
Cleaning the exhaust pipes !
Do not clean the exhaust pipe with
alkaline-based cleaning agents, such as
Impurities combined with the effects of road
and corrosive environmental factors may
cause flash rust to form on the surface. You
can restore the original shine of the exhaust
pipe by cleaning it regularly, especially in
winter and after washing.
X Clean the exhaust pipe with a chrome care
tested and approved by Mercedes-
Benz. Interior care
Cleaning the display !
For cleaning, do not use any of the
R alcohol-based thinner or gasoline
R abrasive cleaning agents
R commercially-available household
may damage the display surface. Do
not put pressure on the display surface
when cleaning. This could lead to
irreparable damage to the display. X
Before cleaning the display, make sure that
it is switched off and has cooled down.
X Clean the display surface using a
commercially available microfiber cloth
and TFT/LCD display cleaner.
X Dry the display surface using a dry
Cleaning the plastic trim G
When cleaning the steering wheel boss and
dashboard, do not use cockpit sprays or
agents containing solvents. Cleaning
agents containing solvents cause the surface
to become porous, and as a result, plastic
parts may break away and be thrown around
the interior when an air bag is deployed, which
may result in severe injuries.
! Do not affix the following to plastic
R scented oil bottles or similar items
You can otherwise damage the plastic.
! Do not allow cosmetics, insect repellent
or sunscreen to come into contact with the
plastic trim. This maintains the high-quality
look of the surfaces.
X Wipe the plastic trim with a damp, lint-free
cloth, e.g. a microfiber cloth.
X Heavy soiling: use car care and cleaning
products recommended and approved by
surface may change color temporarily.
Wait until the surface is dry again.
Cleaning the steering wheel and gear or
selector lever X
Thoroughly wipe with a damp cloth or use
leather care agents that have been
and approved by Mercedes-
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The distribution of occupants in a vehicle at
their designated seating positions.
Total load limit
Rated cargo and luggage load plus
68 kilograms (150 lb) multiplied by the
number of seats in the vehicle.
Changing a wheel
You can find information on what to do in the
event of a flat tire in the "Breakdown
assistance" section (Y page 308).
Instructions for driving with MOExtended
tires in the event of a flat tire are also provided
The "Breakdown assistance" section
(Y page 308) contains information and notes
on how to deal with a flat tire. Instructions for
driving with MOExtended tires in the event of
a flat tire are also provided there. Interchanging the wheels
Interchanging the front and rear wheels may
severely impair the driving characteristics if
wheels or tires have different dimensions.
The wheel brakes or suspension components
may also be damaged. There is a risk of
Rotate front and rear wheels only if the wheels
and tires are of the same dimensions.
! On vehicles equipped with a tire pressure
monitor, electronic components are
located in the wheel.
Tire-mounting tools should not be used
near the valve. This could damage the
Only have tires changed at a qualified
specialist workshop. Always observe the instructions and safety
notes in the "Mounting a wheel" section
(Y page 345).
The wear patterns on the front and rear tires
depending on the operating conditions.
Rotate the wheels before a clear wear pattern
has formed on the tires. Front tires typically
wear more on the shoulders and the rear tires
in the center.
If your vehicle's tire configuration allows, you
can rotate the wheels according to the
intervals in the tire manufacturer's warranty
book in your vehicle documents. If this is not
available, the tires should then be replaced
every 3,000 to 6,000 miles (5,000 to
10,000 km), or earlier if the tire wear requires
this. Do not change the direction of wheel
Clean the contact surfaces of the wheel and
the brake disc thoroughly every time a wheel
is interchanged. Check the tire pressure and,
if necessary, restart the tire pressure loss
warning system or the tire pressure monitor. Direction of rotation
Tires with a specified direction of rotation
additional benefits, e.g. if there is a risk
of hydroplaning. You will only gain these
benefits if the correct direction of rotation is
An arrow on the sidewall of the tire indicates
its correct direction of rotation. Storing wheels
wheels that are not being used in a cool,
dry and preferably dark place. Protect the
tires from oil, grease, gasoline and diesel. Cleaning the wheels
The water jet from a circular jet nozzle (dirt
can cause invisible exterior damage344
Changing a wheel
Wheels and tires
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Never allow sparks, flames or smoking
materials near gasoline.
Turn off the engine before refueling.
Whenever you are around gasoline, avoid
inhaling fumes and any skin or clothing
Direct skin contact with fuels and the
of fuel vapors are damaging to your
Tank capacity Model Total
capacity All models
17.4 US gal
(66.0 l) Model Of which
reserve All models
2.1 US gal (8.0 l) Gasoline
not use diesel to refuel vehicles with a
gasoline engine. Even small amounts of the
wrong fuel result in damage to the fuel
system and engine.
! You should only refuel with unleaded
premium-grade gasoline as this avoids
damaging the catalytic converter.
If engine running problems are apparent,
have the cause checked immediately and
repaired. Excess unburned fuel can
otherwise enter the catalytic converter,
leading to overheating and possibly
causing a fire.
! To ensure the longevity and full
performance of the engine, only premium-
grade unleaded gasoline may be used. If there is no premium-grade unleaded
gasoline available and regular unleaded
must be used, please observe the
R only fill the fuel tank to half full with
regular unleaded gasoline and fill the rest
with premium-grade unleaded gasoline
as soon as possible.
R do not drive at the maximum speed.
R avoid sudden acceleration.
R if the vehicle is carrying a light load, e.g.
two passengers without luggage, do not
allow the engine to rev above 3000 rpm.
R if the vehicle is fully loaded or is being
operated in mountainous terrain, do not
depress the accelerator pedal further
than Ô of the pedal travel.
Only refuel using premium-grade unleaded
gasoline with a minimum octane rating of 91.
Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) and/or
unleaded gasoline with additives can be used.
The concentration of additives in the fuel,
however, must not exceed 10%, e.g.:
For MTBE, the concentration should not
The concentration of methanol in gasoline,
including other additives, must not exceed
Using mixtures of methanol and ethanol is not
permitted. Gasohol, a mixture of 10% ethanol
and 90% unleaded gasoline, may be used.
All of these mix fuels must fulfill the fuel
R knock resistance
R boiling point
R vapor pressure
You will usually find information about the fuel
grade on the pump. If you cannot find the Service products and filling capacities
Technical data Z