Date of printing:08/10/2020
Interactive Owner's Manual [In depth | Introduction | Operating safety]
Owner's Manual version: ÄJ 2014-Ra
Note: The online Owner's Manual is the latest version available. Deviations between this manual and items specific to your vehicle may occur since Mercedes-Benz constantly adapts its vehicles to the latest technology and modifies design and equipment. Please note that this online Owner's Manual does not under any circumstances replace the printed Owner's Manual which is supplied with the vehicle.
|Important safety notes|
|Qualified specialist workshop|
|Modifications to the vehicle|
|High-voltage electrical system|
All work on the vehicle and, in particular, work relevant to safety or on safety-related systems must be carried out at a specialist workshop that is qualified to work on smart electric drive vehicles. The specialist workshop must have the necessary specialist knowledge and tools to carry out the work required. smart recommends a smart Centre for this purpose.
Some safety systems only function when the ignition is switched on. Therefore, do not switch off the engine when driving. Otherwise, the safety systems of your vehicle may not function correctly and as a result will no longer protect you and other persons as intended. There is also a risk of losing control of your vehicle and causing an accident.
If you drive over obstacles at high speed or if the vehicle bottoms out in rough terrain, this could cause heavy impacts to the vehicle underbody, tyres or wheels. Your vehicle may thereby be damaged and as a result you could cause an accident.
Vehicles with an electric motor generate much less driving noise than vehicles with internal combustion engines. As a result, your vehicle may not be heard by other road users in certain situations. This can happen, for example, when you are parking and your vehicle is not seen by other road users.
On vehicles equipped with "Acoustic Vehicle Indication", a sound generator produces a noise more. The vehicle can be heard better as a result.
Loose equipment or cables hanging from a device which are connected to a diagnostic connection could impede pedal clearance. The equipment or cables could get caught between the pedals when driving and braking suddenly. This could impair the function of the pedals. There is a risk of accident.
A qualified specialist workshop has the special knowledge, tools and qualifications necessary for smart electric drive. These ensure that the necessary work on your vehicle is carried out correctly. This particularly applies to work relevant to safety.
Always have the following work on your vehicle carried out at a qualified specialist workshop:
Work carried out incorrectly, or alterations made to the vehicle, e.g. re-routing of cables under coverings, could cause the safety systems of your vehicle to stop working properly. The safety systems would thus no longer protect you and other persons as intended. In addition, there is a risk that you may lose control of your vehicle and thus cause an accident.
Work carried out incorrectly, or alterations made to the vehicle could cause systems on your vehicle to stop working properly. As a result, there is a risk that you may lose control of your vehicle and thus cause an accident.
Therefore, always have work on the drive system and alterations to the vehicle, e.g. installations or modifications, carried out at a specialist workshop that is qualified to work on smart electric drive vehicles.
If work on electronic equipment and its software is carried out incorrectly, this equipment could stop working. The electronic systems are networked via interfaces. Tampering with these electronic systems could cause malfunctions in systems which have not been modified. Malfunctions such as these can seriously jeopardise the vehicle's operating safety and therefore your own safety.
The vehicle's high voltage electrical system is under high voltage. If you modify components in the vehicle's high-voltage electrical system or touch damaged components, you may be electrocuted. The components in the vehicle's high-voltage electrical system may be damaged in an accident, although the damage is not visible. There is a risk of fatal injury.
Do not touch any high-voltage components after an accident and never modify the vehicle's high-voltage electrical system. Have the vehicle towed away after an accident and the vehicle's high-voltage electrical system checked by a qualified specialist workshop.
All of the vehicle's high-voltage electrical system components are marked with yellow warning stickers which warn you of the dangers of high voltages. The cables of the vehicle's high-voltage electrical system are orange in colour.
The vehicle's high-voltage electrical system is switched off automatically if:
In the event of a vehicle fire, the internal pressure of the high-voltage battery could exceed a critical value. In this case, flammable gas escapes through a vent valve in the vehicle's underbody. The gas can ignite. There is a risk of injury.
Observe the following information when using the vehicle:
Various warning stickers are affixed to your vehicle. Their purpose is to draw your attention, and the attention of others, to various dangers. Therefore, do not remove any warning stickers unless the sticker clearly states that you may do so.