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110 Controls in detailLocking and unlockingTrunk lid emergency release
The emergency release button is located
on the inside of the trunk lid.
1Emergency release button
Briefly press emergency release
The trunk unlocks and the trunk lid
Illumination of the emergency release but-
The button will flash for 30 minutes af-
ter opening the trunk.
The button will flash for 60 minutes af-
ter closing the trunk.
Only drive with the trunk closed as, among
other dangers such as visibility blockage,
exhaust fumes may enter the vehicle
iThe emergency release button unlocks
and opens the trunk while the vehicle is
standing or driving.
The emergency release button does
not open the trunk lid, if the vehicle
battery is discharged or disconnected.
iIf the emergency release button is
pressed and the vehicle was centrally
locked from the outside using the
SmartKey, the exterior lamps will flash
and the alarm will sound as the trunk
To cancel the alarm, do one of the fol-
With the SmartKey
Insert the SmartKey in the starter
Press the Œ or ‹ button on
Grasp the outside door handle.
Press the KEYLESS-GO* start/stop
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111 Controls in detail
Locking and unlocking
Automatic central locking
The doors and the trunk automatically lock
when the ignition is switched on and the
wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of ap-
proximately 9 mph (15 km / h) or more.
You can open a locked door from the in-
side. Open door only when conditions are
safe to do so.Information on towing the vehicle can be
found in the “Practical hints” section
You can deactivate the automatic locking
mode using the control system
Locking and unlocking from the inside
You can lock or unlock the doors and the
trunk from inside using the central locking
switch. This can be useful, for example, if
you want to lock the vehicle before starting
The fuel filler flap cannot be locked or un-
locked with the central locking switch.The switch is located in the center console.
Central locking switch1Locking
iThe doors unlock automatically after an
accident if the force of the impact ex-
ceeds a preset threshold.
The vehicle automatically locks when
the ignition is switched on and the
wheels are turning at vehicle speeds of
approximately 9 mph (15 km / h) or
more. You could therefore lock yourself
out when the vehicle
is pushed or towed
is on a test stand
When leaving the vehicle, always remove the
SmartKey from the starter switch, take it
with you and lock the vehicle. Do not leave
children unattended in the vehicle, or with
access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsuper-
vised use of vehicle equipment may cause
an accident and / or serious personal injury.
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112 Controls in detailLocking and unlockingLocking
Press upper half1 of the central lock-
If both front doors are closed, the vehi-
Press lower half2 of the central lock-
The vehicle unlocks.
iYou can open a locked door from the
inside. Open door only when conditions
are safe to do so.
If the vehicle was previously centrally
locked using the SmartKey, it will not
unlock using the central locking switch.
If the vehicle was previously locked
with the central locking switch
while in the selective remote con-
trol mode, only the front door
opened from the inside is unlocked.
while in the global remote control
mode, the vehicle is unlocked com-
pletely when a front door is opened
from the inside.
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113 Controls in detailSeats
Information on seat adjustment can be
found in the “Getting started” section
Easy-entry / exit feature*
With the easy-entry / exit feature activat-
ed, the steering wheel tilts upwards and
the driver’s seat moves to the rear.
This allows easier entry into and exit from
the vehicle when the driver’s door is
opened. However, the engine must be
When the SmartKey is inserted in the start-
er switch or you have pressed the
KEYLESS-Go* start/stop button and the
driver’s door is closed, the steering wheel
and the driver’s seat return to their last set
positions.You can activate the following functions:
Only the steering column is adjusted.
Steering column and seat:
The steering column and the seat are
The easy-entry / exit feature can be
switched on or off in the convenience sub-
menu of the control system (
Make sure that no one can become trapped
or injured by the moving steering wheel and
driver’s seat when the easy-entry / exit fea-
ture is activated, the driver’s door is being
opened and the engine is turned off or the
SmartKey removed from the starter switch.
Do not leave children unattended in the ve-
hicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle.
Children could open the driver’s door and
unintentionally activate the easy-entry / exit
feature*, which could result in an accident
and / or serious personal injury.
iTo cancel seat / steering wheel move-
ment, do one of the following:
Press seat adjustment switch
Move steering column stalk
Press the memory switch
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114 Controls in detailSeatsRemoving and installing front seat head restraints
Information on head restraint adjustment
can be found in the “Getting started” sec-
Front seat head restraints
Removing front head restraints
Press switch1upwards and hold until
the head restraint is fully extended.
Pull out head restraint.Installing front head restraints:
Press switch1upwards and hold for
about five seconds.
Push the head restraint down until it
Adjust head restraint to desired posi-
For your protection, drive only with properly
positioned head restraints.
Adjust head restraint so that the center of
the head restraint supports the back of the
head at eye level. This will reduce the poten-
tial for injury to the head and neck in the
event of an accident or similar situation.
Do not drive the vehicle without the seat
head restraints. Head restraints are intend-
ed to help reduce injuries during an acci-
iTilt the backrest to the rear for easier
removal and installation of the head re-