Vehicle

Display messages Possible causes/consequences and Solutions
You have attempted to start the engine with the transmission in You have attempted to start the engine with the transmission in position R or D.
position P or N. Shift the transmission to position P or N.
You have attempted to stop the engine with the Start/Stop button You have attempted to stop the engine with the Start/Stop button while the transmission was not in position P.
position P. Shift the transmission to position P.
While the HOLD function or DISTRONIC PLUS is active, you have:
Х opened the driver's door and released the seat belt or
Х switched off the engine or
Х opened the hood
A tone may also sound at regular intervals. The tone becomes louder if you attempt to lock the vehicle.
You cannot start the engine.
position P. Shift the transmission to position P.
You can restart the engine.
The trunk lid is open. The trunk lid is open.
Close the trunk lid.
Risk of accident The hood is open. Risk of accident

The hood is open.
vehicle safely as soon as possible, paying Pull over and stop the vehicle safely as soon as possible, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.
Close the hood. Apply the parking brake.
Close the hood.

At least one door is open. At least one door is open.
Close all the doors.
Risk of injury The backrest in the rear is not engaged on the left-hand and/or Risk of injury

The backrest in the rear is not engaged on the left-hand and/or right-hand side.
until it engages. Push the backrest back until it engages.

Risk of accident The power steering is malfunctioning. Risk of accident

The power steering is malfunctioning.
You will need to use more force to steer.
A warning tone also sounds.
to apply the extra force required. Check whether you are able to apply the extra force required.
safely: carefully drive on to a qualified If you are able to steer safely: carefully drive on to a qualified specialist workshop.
steer safely: do not drive on. Contact the If you are unable to steer safely: do not drive on. Contact the nearest qualified specialist workshop.

Your vehicle is outside the network provider's transmitter/receiver Your vehicle is outside the network provider's transmitter/receiver range.
operational readiness symbol Wait until the mobile phone operational readiness symbol appears in the multifunction display.
The washer fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir has dropped The washer fluid level in the washer fluid reservoir has dropped below the minimum.
Add washer fluid
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