Engine

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Level See Check Coolant Level See Operator's Manual

The coolant level is too low.

► Add coolant, observing the warning notes when doing so.

► If coolant needs to be added more often than usual, have the engine coolant system checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

WARNING
Do not spill antifreeze on hot engine parts. Antifreeze contains ethylene glycol which may burn if it comes into contact with hot engine parts. You could be seriously burned.

The coolant level is too low. Avoid making long journeys with too little coolant in the cooling system. The engine will otherwise be damaged.

The display messages and the corresponding symbol that indicate that the coolant level is too low must not be ignored.

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Stop Vehicle Turn Coolant Level Low Stop Vehicle Turn Engine Off

The coolant is too hot.

► Pull over and stop the vehicle safely and switch off the engine, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.

► Make sure that the air supply to the engine radiator is not blocked, e.g. by snow, slush or ice.

► Wait until the display message disappears before restarting the engine. Otherwise, there is a risk of engine damage.

► Pay attention to the coolant temperature display.

► If the temperature increases again, visit a qualified specialist workshop immediately.

The poly-V-belt may have torn.

► Pull over and stop the vehicle safely and switch off the engine, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.

► Open the hood.

► Check whether the poly-V-belt is torn.

If the poly-V-belt is torn: Do not continue driving. The engine could otherwise overheat.

► Consult a qualified specialist workshop.

If the poly-V-belt is not damaged:

► Wait until the display message disappears before restarting the engine. Otherwise, there is a risk of engine damage.

► Pay attention to the coolant temperature display.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

WARNING
Driving when your engine is overheated can cause some fluids which may have leaked into the engine compartment to catch fire. You could be seriously burned.

Steam from an overheated engine can cause serious burns which can occur just by opening the engine hood. Stay away from the engine if you see or hear steam coming from it.

Stop the vehicle in a safe location away from other traffic. Turn off the engine, get out of the vehicle and do not stand near the vehicle until the engine has cooled down.

If the coolant temperature exceeds 248 (120 ) do not continue driving. The engine will otherwise be damaged

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defective. The engine fan is defective.

► At coolant temperatures under 248 F (120 C), drive to the next qualified specialist workshop.

► Avoid subjecting the engine to heavy loads, e.g. driving in mountainous terrain, and stop-and-go traffic.

charged. The battery is not being charged.

Possible causes are:

Ra defective alternator Ra torn poly-V-belt Ra malfunction in the electronics

►  Pull over and stop the vehicle safely and switch off the engine, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.

► Open the hood.

► Check whether the poly-V-belt is torn.

If the poly-V-belt is torn: ! Do not continue driving. The engine could otherwise overheat.

► Consult a qualified specialist workshop.

If the poly-V-belt is not damaged:

►  Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

At Next Refueling Check Engine Oil At Next Refueling

The engine oil level has dropped to the minimum level.

A warning tone also sounds.

► Check the engine oil level at the latest when next refueling.

► If necessary, add engine oil.

► If engine oil needs to be added more often than usual, have the engine checked at a qualified specialist workshop.

Information on approved engine oils can be obtained from any qualified specialist workshop or on the Internet at http://www.mbusa.com (USA only).

The oil level is too low. Avoid long journeys with too little engine oil. There is a risk of engine damage.

The display messages and the corresponding symbol that indicate that the oil level is too low must not be ignored.

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The fuel level has dropped into the reserve range. Fuel Level Low

The fuel level has dropped into the reserve range.

► Refuel at the nearest gas station.

There is only a very small amount of fuel in the fuel tank.

There is only a very small amount of fuel in the fuel tank.

► Refuel at the nearest gas station without fail.

The fuel system pressure is too low. The fuel filler cap is not closed Gas Cap Loose

The fuel system pressure is too low. The fuel filler cap is not closed correctly or the fuel system is leaking.

► Check that the fuel filler cap is correctly closed.

If the fuel filler cap is not correctly closed:

►  Close the fuel filler cap.

If the fuel filler cap is correctly closed:

►  Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Diesel Fuel Only Ultra Low-sulfur Diesel Fuel Only

Vehicles with a diesel engine: the fuel level has fallen below the reserve range.

► Refuel at the nearest gas station.

► Only use commercially available vehicular ULTRA-LOW SULFUR HIGHWAY DIESEL FUEL (ULSD, 15 ppm SULFUR MAXIMUM).

Vehicles with a diesel engine: the engine air filter is dirty and must Replace Air Filter

Vehicles with a diesel engine: the engine air filter is dirty and must be replaced.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Vehicles with a diesel engine: there is water in the fuel filter. The Check Fuel Filter

Vehicles with a diesel engine: there is water in the fuel filter. The water must be drained off.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Operator's Manual Check Additive See Operator's Manual

The DEF tank is empty.

► Have the DEF tank filled as soon as possible at a qualified specialist workshop

16 Remaining Starts:

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The DEF level has fallen to a minimum.

► Have the DEF tank filled immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.

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