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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Parking the vehicle

WARNING Risk of accident and injury caused by an insufficiently secured vehicle rolling away.
If the vehicle is not securely parked sufficiently, it can roll away in an uncontrolled way even at a slight downhill gradient.
  • Ensure that the parked vehicle is always properly secured against rolling away as follows:
    • On uphill or downhill gradients, turn the front wheels so that the vehicle rolls towards the curb if it starts moving.
    • Apply the parking brake.
    • Vehicles with automatic transmission: shift the transmission to position R.
    • Vehicles with manual transmission: engage first 1 or reverse gear R.

 

WARNING Risk of fire caused by hot exhaust system parts
Flammable material such as leaves, grass or twigs may ignite if they come into contact with hot parts of the exhaust system or exhaust gas flow.
  • Park the vehicle so that no flammable material can come into contact with hot vehicle components.
  • In particular, do not park on dry grassland or harvested grain fields.

 

WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to children and animals left unattended in the vehicle
If you leave children and animals unattended in the vehicle, they may be able to set the vehicle in motion, for example by:
  • Releasing the parking brake.
  • Shifting the automatic transmission out of park position P.
  • Starting the engine.

In addition, they may operate vehicle equipment and become trapped.

  • Never leave children and animals unattended in the vehicle.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always take the SmartKey with you and lock the vehicle.

 

NOTE Damage to the vehicle due to it rolling away
  • Always secure the vehicle against rolling away.

Parking

  • Bring the vehicle to a standstill by applying the brake pedal.
  • On uphill or downhill gradients, turn the front wheels so that the vehicle rolls towards the curb if it starts moving.
  • Apply the electric parking brake.
  • Engage transmission position P in a stationary vehicle with the brake pedal applied.
  • Switch off the engine and the ignition by pressing button 1.
  • Release the service brake slowly.
  • Get out of the vehicle and lock it.

When you park the vehicle, you can still operate the side windows and the panoramic sliding sunroof for approximately five minutes if the driver's door is closed.

When you park the vehicle, you can still operate the side windows and the sliding sunroof for approximately five minutes if the driver's door is closed.

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