Mercedes S-Class W-140

1991-1999 of release

Repair and car operation

Mercedes S-Class
+ Mercedes-Benz Cars of a class S (W-140)
- Operation manual
   + Access, protection
   - Elements of systems of safety
      Instructions for use means of passive safety of the driver and passengers
      Adjustment of seats
      Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel
      System of additional safety (SRS)
      Danger of poisoning with carbon monooxide (WITH)
   + car Equipment, arrangement of devices and governing bodies
   + Comfort
   + Receptions of operation and auxiliary systems
+ Routine maintenance
+ Engine
+ Systems of cooling, heating
+ Power supply system and release
+ engine Electric equipment
+ gear shifting Box
+ Avtomaticheckaya transmission
+ Coupling
+ Brake system
+ Suspension bracket and steering
+ Body
+ Onboard electric equipment


Instructions for use means of passive safety of the driver and passengers

General information

Stated below the instruction acquaint the reader with ways of ensuring the maximum protection of all people who were in the car.


After the driver and all passengers took the places in salon, be convinced that all doors of the car are densely closed.

On some models the special control lamp which lights up at leaky closing of one or several doors of the car is provided.

Forward seats

The driver sitting too close to the dashboard is exposed to the increased risk of a travmirovaniye, up to receiving serious mutilations and a lethal outcome from blow about a steering wheel or at safety cushion operation, in case of a road accident.

In order to avoid risk of a travmirovaniye, properly fasten a seat belt, bring a seat back into vertical situation (an inclination no more than 30 °) and densely nestle on it a back, having removed at this seat in the situation most remote from a steering wheel.

Certainly, the driver should provide to itself the good review and possibility of a convenient manipulation with all governing bodies the car. Make sure that the seat of the forward passenger also is most removed from the dashboard.

Too close provision of seats of the driver and the forward passenger to the helmsman of the wheel/dashboard in case of a road accident can lead to receiving serious traumas and even to a deadly outcome!

Try to have always forward seats on the maximum removal from modules of face-to-face safety cushions.

The vast majority of drivers (even low growth) can remove most far a driver's seat from a steering wheel, freely getting thus to pedals. However if you are disturbed by too close provision of a driver's seat to a steering wheel, originators of the real Management recommend to pay attention to existence of some types of auxiliaries, - at firm car repair shops Mercedes-Benzs it is possible to receive exhaustive information on the matter.

Having convinced of correctness of provision of a seat, check reliability of its fixing.

Adjust an inclination of a back of a driver's seat, having brought it into the most convenient for your constitution, most approached to vertical situation, having left thus sufficient space between a thorax and a nave of a steering wheel with the safety cushion built in in it. Remember that excessively close arrangement of the driver / the forward passenger to the dashboard considerably increases risk of receiving traumas at operation of face-to-face safety cushions.

Too strong inclination of a back of a seat leads to that the humeral section of a seat belt will not nestle on a thorax that in an essential measure reduces efficiency of its protective functions. The more the back of a seat is inclined back, the probability of a proskalzyvaniye of a body sitting under zone section is higher at strong front blow, and the can be traumatized more hard. Instructions on adjustment of backs of seats are provided in the Section Adjustment of seats.

Head restraints

Before a start of motion make sure that the provision of head restraints on each of seats corresponds to necessary requirements, providing due protection of cervical department of a backbone and the head sitting at blow behind.

The head restraint should be adjusted on height so that its central part was flush with a nape. If it is not possible to achieve it, it is necessary to establish a head restraint in extreme top situation.

The wrong provision of head restraints reduces efficiency of their protective functions and increases risk of receiving serious traumas as a result of a road accident! Instructions on adjustment of provision of head restraints are provided in the Section Adjustment of seats)

Seat belts

General information

All being in the car during movement people should be fastened by seat belts.

Belts of lobbies and adjustable back seats have a diagonal and zone (three-anchor) design. The special adjusting device of a comfortable prileganiye of three-anchor belts automatically reduces effort of their tension in positions 1 and 2 of the ignition key.

The central seat of a back seat is equipped with a two-anchor belt of a zone design with the returnable device.

Seat belts of forward seats are equipped with automatic emergency natyazhitel. The order of using such belts is similar to an order of using belts of a usual design. In more detail the principle of functioning of emergency natyazhitel is considered in the Section System of additional safety (SRS)).

Use of one seat belt for a pristegivaniye more than one person is not allowed.

The two-anchor belt and zone section of a three-anchor belt should settle down at level of hips, covering a coxofemoral joint sitting, as the strongest element of a skeleton.

The humeral section of a belt should not be passed under the arm or be imposed on a neck of the sitting.

Watch, that the belt was not overwound.

Remember that maximum efficiency of action of a seat belt is reached in the vertical provision of a back of a seat. The excessive inclination of a back increases probability of a proskalzyvaniye sitting under a belt at blow.

Seat belts of a diagonal and zone design have three anchor points one of which is equipped with the inertial returnable device with automatic blocking at breakthroughs. Belts of this kind do not need adjustment of length.

At installation of a special children's seat it is necessary to transfer a seat belt to a condition of continuous blocking by a full pulling it from the returnable device. Holding him in the extended condition, fix them a children's seat, operating according to instructions of the manufacturer of the last. After a buckle zashchelkivaniye surplus of length of a belt will be winded on a drum of the returnable device and will be blocked, having provided reliable fixing of a children's seat.

For return of a belt to a usual operating mode remove a special children's seat and allow the returnable device to wind a belt on the inertial drum.

Instructions for use seat belts

Slowly extend a belt from the returnable device, throw it through a shoulder and latch a bracket of a buckle of a belt in the lock, then pull for a strap of humeral section up, checking reliability of fixing of a bracket in the lock. Make sure that the strap of a belt is not overwound, - the overwound belt in itself is dangerous.

As much as possible lower zone section of a belt, having placed it as it is possible below on hips.

Having pulled for humeral section, choose a weak point and try to achieve a dense prileganiye of a belt to a body, - in case of need tighten a belt as appropriate. The strap should pass through a thorax sitting on a diagonal so that loading at blow fell generally on the strongest top part of a torso.

Negligence to application of seat belts is fraught with receiving heavy traumas in case of a road accident!

The driver of a vehicle, having fastened by the seat belt, should check, that all passengers also were properly fastened.

The correct provision of zone section of a belt will provide the safest repayment of inertia of a body at failure, holding it for strong bones of a coxofemoral joint.

At all do not pass humeral section of a belt near at hand and do not get it for a back, is it can appear it is fraught with the most serious consequences at failure!

Incorrectly functioning seat belt cannot provide appropriate protection of the driver/passenger in case of a road accident. The wrong using belts is inadmissible involves serious risk of receiving traumas, damages and even a lethal outcome. In the absence of confidence of correctness of adjustments, charge to specialists of car repair shop of the Mercedes-Benz company how to carry out check of functioning of seat belts.

To unfasten a belt, press the red button with an inscription of PRESS which is located on the case of the lock of a buckle. At belt taking-up by a drum of the returnable device it is necessary to hold it for a buckle bracket. After an exit from the car track, that the belt did not get to a doorway and it did not appear is clamped at a zakhlopyvaniye of the last.

Additional information on seat belts on the car is presented below.

Additional information on seat belts

Diagonal and zone (three-anchor) seat belt

Belts of a diagonal and zone design are equipped with the returnable device of the inertial type which drum, automatically chooses a weak point of straps and constantly supports a small preliminary tension of the belt pressed to a body. Inertial belts practically does not constrain movements of the person fastened by them and allows it to change a pose to a seat easily. At a road accident or sharp braking of the car the returnable device automatically blocks a seat belt, providing body fixing from dangerous movings.

Used on considered models of cars diagonal and zone seat belts of back seats, are supplied with the additional clamps providing possibility of reliable fastening of special children's seats. More detailed information on the matter can be received at firm car repair shops of the Mercedes-Benz company.

At a sharp pulling of humeral section of a belt the fixing mechanism of the returnable device is put in action. The drum blocks a belt, excepting possibility of dangerous moving of the passenger.

The special adjusting device of a comfortable prileganiye of three-anchor belts automatically reduces effort of their tension in positions 1 and 2 of the ignition key.

Additional recommendations

Do not attach to straps of seat belts any slips and other subjects. Installation of extras or change of provision of fastening of humeral section can reduce efficiency of action of seat belts and increase probability of a travmirovaniye at failure.

Have no firm or sharp subjects between the body and a forward safety cushion.

Transportation of firm or sharp subjects on a lap, or driving with a tube for smoking or other sharp subjects in a mouth at failure can lead to receiving heavy to traumas.

For the purpose of prevention of risk of unauthorized operation of face-to-face safety cushions try not to press hands to the locations of their modules on the dashboard and a nave of a steering wheel.

Automatic emergency natyazhitel of seat belts

See. Section System of additional safety (SRS).

Steering column

The steering column should be adjusted so that steering wheel was opposite to a thorax of the driver.

Situation at which the nave of a steering wheel is opposite to a face of the driver, is wrong as reduces protective functions of the forward safety cushion built in in it. The description of procedure of adjustment of provision of a steering wheel is provided in the Section Adjustment of provision of a steering wheel.

Landing to a seat

General recommendations

After the driver and all passengers took the places in car salon, adjusted the provision of the seats and put on seat belts, they should give the correct situation to the body, having densely nestled a back on a back of a seat and having firmly put feet on a salon floor. Feet should not come off a floor up to a full stop of the car and engine switching off.

Violation of correctness of landing during movement increases risk of receiving a trauma as a result of a road accident. So, if passengers sit having bent, lie, turn in the parties, bend forward or sideways, get on a seat with feet, the risk of receiving by them serious mutilations as a result of failure considerably increases.

Besides, the forward passengers occupying the wrong situation on seats, can get serious traumas from parts of internal furnish of salon breaking as a result of emergency blow, or from operation of a forward safety cushion.

If on the car equipped with lateral/head safety cushions the head of the forward passenger during movement is inclined sideways and is in a zone of operation of a safety cushion, the risk of receiving by it extremely raises at failure of serious traumas and mutilations.

Try to observe the correct situation on a seat during all trip, holding a back densely pressed to a back of a seat and having put feet on a floor. Remember that vertical position of landing and competent use of seat belts increase efficiency of functioning of all elements of safety by which the car is equipped.

Recommendations for pregnant women

Safety of the pregnant woman is the best way of preservation of a fruit in case of road accident therefore at movement on the car (as the driver or the passenger) the pregnant woman should be fastened without fail a seat belt, paying thus special attention to correctness of placement of its sections concerning the body.

When using belts of a diagonal and zone design it is necessary to remember that the zone section of a belt should settle down as it is possible below on hips and not to be at all not imposed on a stomach.

The pregnant woman also should occupy vertical situation on a seat. Thus the forward seat should be most far removed from the dashboard that will allow in case of a road accident or operation of a forward safety cushion to reduce risk of receiving traumas and mutilations not only for mother, but also for a fruit.

At each visit of the observing doctor, consult, whether it is desirable to operate for you the car.

Transportation of children

For safety of transportation of children of younger and middle age it is necessary to use special children's seats and means of fixing, detailed instructions on placement and which installation will be offered you in a place of acquisition of a product. In case of need address for consultations on firm car repair shops Mercedes-Benzs.

Always set the child on the BACK seat of the car and properly fix it by means of a special children's seat or a seat belt. Operation of safety cushions at collision can cause to the child a serious trauma or even to lead to a lethal outcome, especially if the child is not fixed or fixed incorrectly. As children it is less and more poorly than adults, the risk of receiving by them at operation of safety cushions is higher than traumas. Fix ALL devices of safety of children only on the BACK seat.

The children's seat in which the child sits the person against the movement direction, should take place only on a back seat of the car!

According to the statistics data of breakdown rate, the back seat is safer for children, than forward.