Driving systems

Display messages Possible causes/consequences and ► Solutions

Pause! Attention Assist:

Pause!

Based on specific criteria, ATTENTION ASSIST has determined that the driver is tired or paying less attention. A warning tone also sounds.

► If necessary, take a break.

During long journeys, take regular breaks in good time so you get enough rest.

Inoperative Attention Assist Inoperative

ATTENTION ASSIST has failed.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Your vehicle is adjusting to the level you have selected. Vehicle Rising

Your vehicle is adjusting to the level you have selected.

Please Wait Vehicle Rising Please Wait

The vehicle level is too low when the vehicle is stationary. A warning tone also sounds.

► Do not pull away.

The vehicle level is set when the display message disappears.

Low Pull Over Car Too Low

You have pulled away while the vehicle level is still too low.

AIRMATIC sets the vehicle to the selected level after a short period.

► Pull over and stop the vehicle safely as soon as possible, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.

► Apply the parking brake.

► Wait until the display message disappears before pulling away.

Risk of accident
AIRMATIC is defective. A warning tone also sounds.

► Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).

► Make only slight steering movements. Otherwise, the front fender or the tires could be damaged if the steering movement is too large.

► Listen for scraping sounds.

► Pull over and stop the vehicle safely, paying attention to road and traffic conditions, and select a higher vehicle level.

Depending on the malfunction, it may be possible to raise the vehicle.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Risk of accident Malfunction

Risk of accident
The AIRMATIC function is restricted. The vehicle's handling characteristics may be affected.

► Do not drive faster than 50 mph (80 km/h).

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

HOLD Off

The HOLD function is deactivated. The vehicle is skidding.

A warning tone also sounds.

► Reactivate the HOLD function later.

The HOLD function is deactivated. When the brake pedal is firmly depressed, an activation condition is not fulfilled.

A warning tone also sounds.

► Check the activation conditions for the HOLD function

Radar Sensors Deactivated See Operator's Manual

The radar sensor system is deactivated.

► Switch on the radar sensor system

Lane Keeping Assist Currently Unavailable. See Operator's Manual or Lane Keeping Assist Currently Unavailable. See Operator's Manual

Lane Keeping Assist or Active Lane Keeping Assist is deactivated and temporarily inoperative if:

 - the windshield is dirty in the camera's field of vision.
 - visibility is impaired due to heavy rain, snow or fog.
 - there are no lane markings for a longer period.
 - the lane markings are worn, dark or covered, for example by dirt or snow.

Lane Keeping Assist or Active Lane Keeping Assist is operational again and the display message disappears if:

 - the dirt (e.g. slush) drops away while the vehicle is in motion.
 - the system recognizes that the camera is fully operational again.

If the display message continues to be displayed:

► Clean the windshield.

Lane Keeping Assist Inoperative or Active Lane Keeping Assist Inoperative

Lane Keeping Assist or Active Lane Keeping Assist is defective.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Blind Spot Assist Currently Unavailable See Operator's Manual or Active Blind Spot Assist Currently Unavailable See Operator's Manual

Blind Spot Assist or Active Blind Spot Assist is temporarily inoperative if:

 - the sensors are dirty.
 - its function is impaired due to heavy rain or snow.
 - the radar sensor system is outside the operating temperature range.
 - the radar sensor system is temporarily inoperative, e.g. due to electromagnetic radiation emitted by nearby TV or radio stations or other sources of electromagnetic radiation.

The yellow light up in the exterior indicator lamps also light up in the exterior mirrors.

Blind Spot Assist or Active Blind Spot Assist is operational again and the display message disappears if:

 - the dirt (e.g. slush) drops away while the vehicle is in motion.
 - the system detects that the sensors are fully available again.
 - the radar sensor system is back within the operating temperature range.

If the display message continues to be displayed:

► Clean the sensors.

► Restart the engine.

Blind Spot Assist Inoperative or Active Blind Spot Assist Inoperative

Blind Spot Assist or Active Blind Spot Assist is defective.

The yellow light up in the exterior indicator lamps also light up in the exterior mirrors.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Parking Guidance Inoperative

Parking Guidance is malfunctioning.

► Restart the engine.

If the display message continues to be displayed:

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Parking Guidance Canceled

Parking Guidance has been deactivated because:

 - the vehicle is skidding.
 - the sensors are dirty.
 - a malfunction has occurred.

A warning tone also sounds.

► Reactivate Parking Guidance later.

If the parking space symbol is not displayed in the multifunction display when you are driving at a speed of less than 19 mph (30 km/h):

► Clean the sensors.

► Restart the engine.

If the parking space symbol is still not displayed in the multifunction display when you are driving at a speed of less than 19 mph (30 km/h):

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Parking Guidance has been deactivated because you are no longer following the recommended path.

► Park again and, while doing so, observe the display messages in the multifunction display.

Parking Guidance Finished

The vehicle is parked. A warning tone also sounds.

The display message disappears automatically.

DISTRONIC PLUS Off

DISTRONIC PLUS has been deactivated. If it was deactivated automatically, a warning tone also sounds.

DISTRONIC PLUS Now Available

DISTRONIC PLUS is operational again after having been temporarily unavailable. You can now reactivate DISTRONIC PLUS

DISTRONIC PLUS Currently Unavailable See Operator's Manua

DISTRONIC PLUS is deactivated and is temporarily inoperative if:

 - the DISTRONIC PLUS cover in the radiator grill is dirty.
 - its function is impaired due to heavy rain or snow.
 - the sensors in the bumpers are dirty.
 - the radar sensor system is temporarily inoperative, e.g. due to electromagnetic radiation emitted by nearby TV or radio stations or other sources of electromagnetic radiation.
 - the system is outside the operating temperature range.
 - the on-board voltage is too low.

A warning tone also sounds.

DISTRONIC PLUS is operational again and the display message disappears if:

 - the dirt (e.g. slush) drops away while the vehicle is in motion.
 - the system detects that the sensors are fully available again.
 - the system is within the operating temperature range.

If the display message continues to be displayed:

► Clean the DISTRONIC PLUS cover in the radiator grill.

► Clean the bumpers.

► Restart the engine.

DISTRONIC PLUS Inoperative

DISTRONIC PLUS is defective. BAS PLUS (Brake Assist PLUS) and PRE-SAFE Brake may be inoperative as well.

A warning tone also sounds.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

DISTRONIC PLUS Override

You have depressed the accelerator pedal. DISTRONIC PLUS is no longer controlling the speed of the vehicle.

► Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.

DISTRONIC PLUS --- mph

An activation condition for DISTRONIC PLUS is not fulfilled.

► Check the activation conditions for DISTRONIC PLUS

Cruise Control Inoperative

Cruise control is defective.

A warning tone also sounds.

► Visit a qualified specialist workshop.

Cruise Control --- mph

A condition for activating cruise control has not been fulfilled.

You attempted to save a speed of less than 20 mph (30 km/h).

► If the situation allows, drive faster than 20 mph (30 km/h) and save the speed.

► Check the activation conditions for cruise control

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