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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Parking Assist PARKTRONIC

Function of Parking Assist PARKTRONIC

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Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is an electronic parking assistance system with ultrasound. It monitors the area around your vehicle using six sensors 1 in the front bumper and six sensors in the rear bumper. Parking Assist PARKTRONIC shows you the distance between your vehicle and a detected obstacle visually and audibly.

Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is only an aid. It is not a substitute for your attention to the surroundings.

The responsibility for safe maneuvering and parking remains with you. Make sure that there are no persons, animals or objects in the maneuvering area while maneuvering and parking in/exiting parking spaces.

In the standard setting, an intermittent warning tone sounds from a distance of approximately 1.0 ft (0.3 m) to an obstacle in front and approximately 3.3 ft (1.0 m) to an obstacle behind. A continuous tone sounds from a distance of approximately 0.7 ft (0.2 m). Using the Warn early setting in the multimedia system, the warning tones for front and side impact protection can also be set to sound at a greater distance of approximately 3.3 ft (1.0 m).

The Warn early setting is always active in the rear of the vehicle.

If Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is deactivated, Active Parking Assist is unavailable.

Parking Assist PARKTRONIC display in the multimedia system

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Vehicles with Active Parking Assist without a 360º Camera

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Vehicles with Active Parking Assist and a 360º Camera

If Active Parking Assist is deactivated and an obstacle is detected in the path of the vehicle, a pop-up window for Parking Assist PARKTRONIC 1 appears in the multimedia system at speeds below 6 mph (10 km/h).

System limitations

Parking Assist PARKTRONIC does not necessarily take into account the following obstacles:

  • Obstacles below the detection range, e.g.persons, animals or objects.
  • Obstacles above the detection range, e.g.overhanging loads, overhangs or loading ramps of trucks.

The sensors must be free of dirt, ice and slush.

Otherwise, they may not function correctly.

Clean the sensors regularly, taking care not to scratch or damage them.

Function of the passive side impact protection

Passive side impact protection is an additional Parking Assist PARKTRONIC function which warns the driver about obstacles at the side of the vehicle. A warning is issued when obstacles are detected between the front and rear detection range. In order for an object on the side to be detected, the sensors in the front and rear bumper must first detect the object while you are driving past it.

During the parking procedure or maneuvering, objects are detected as the vehicle drives past.

If you steer in the direction of a detected obstacle and there is a risk of a lateral collision, a warning is issued. The segments on the sides light up yellow or red, depending on the distance to the obstacle.

Segment color depending on distance

Color Lateral distance in cm
Yellow Approx. 30 - 60
Red Approx. < 30

In order for lateral front or rear segments to be displayed, the vehicle must first travel a distance of at least half of the vehicle length. Once the vehicle has traveled the length of the vehicle, all of the lateral front and rear segments can be displayed.

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Vehicles without 360º Camera

  1. Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is only operational in the front and rear
  2. Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is operational and can also warn the driver about obstacles at the side of the vehicle
  3. Obstacle detected at the front right (yellow) and rear (red)

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Vehicles with 360º Camera

  1. Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is only operational in the front and rear
  2. Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is operational and can also warn the driver about obstacles at the side of the vehicle
  3. Obstacle detected at the front right (red)

Saved obstacles on the sides are deleted in the following situations, for example:

  • You park the vehicle and switch off the ignition.
  • You open the doors.

After the engine is restarted, obstacles must be detected again before a new warning can be issued.

System limitations

The system limitations for Parking Assist PARKTRONIC apply for passive side impact protection.

The following objects are not detected, for example:

  • Pedestrians who approach the vehicle from the side
  • Objects placed next to the vehicle

Deactivating/activating Parking Assist PARKTRONIC

NOTE Risk of an accident from objects at close range
Parking Assist PARKTRONIC may not detect certain objects at close range.
  • When parking or maneuvering the vehicle, pay particular attention to any objects which are above or below the sensors, e.g. flower pots or drawbars. The vehicle or other objects could otherwise be damaged.

If indicator lamp 1 is not lit, Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is active. If the indicator lamp is lit or the symbol appears in the multifunction display, Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is not active.

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  • Press button 2.

Depending on the vehicle's equipment, the button may also be located in the center console.

Parking Assist PARKTRONIC is automatically activated when the vehicle is started.

Adjusting the warning tones of Parking Assist PARKTRONIC

Multimedia system:

Vehicle →Assistance → Camera & Parking → Set Warning Tones

Adjusting the volume of the warning tones

  • Select Warning Tone Volume.
  • Set a value.

Adjusting the pitch of the warning tones

  • Select Warning Tone Pitch.
  • Set a value.

Specifying the starting point for the warning tones

You can specify whether the Parking Assist PARKTRONIC warning tones should commence when the vehicle is further away from an obstacle.

  • Select Warn Early.
  • Activate O or deactivate ª the function.

Activating/deactivating audio fadeout

You can specify whether the volume of a media source in the multimedia system is to be reduced when Parking Assist PARKTRONIC gives an audible warning.

  • Select Audio Fadeout During Warning Tones.
  • Activate or deactivate the function.
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