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Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Fastening a Top Tether 

The 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan’s advanced fastening technologies provide passengers with a high level of comfort and safety. Advanced seatbelt technology with force limiters and pre-tensioners, ISOFIX/LATCH points for safe child seat connection, and an automatic locking retractor (ALR) system are probably among these systems. In addition, the car’s high-performance AMG variants are anticipated to come equipped with special fastening mechanisms and seatbelt reminders. These fastening components uphold Mercedes-Benz’s high standards for automotive safety technologies and serve as an example of the brand’s dedication to passenger safety and security.

2023 Mercedes Benz E-Class Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

Fastening a Top Tether

WARNING
Risk of injury or death if the rear seat backrests are not locked after Top Tether belts are installed. The rear seat backrests may fold forwards when you are driving. As a result, child restraint systems will no longer be able to perform their intended protective function. This may also cause additional injuries.

  • Always lock the rear seat backrests after installing Top Tether belts.
  • Observe the lock verification indicator
  • If the left and right seat backrests are not engaged and locked in place, this will be shown on the instrument display.
  • If the center seat backrest is not engaged and locked in place, the red lock verification indicator will be visible.
  • If the child restraint system is equipped with a Top Tether belt:
  • The risk of injury may be reduced by Top Tether.
  • The Top Tether belt enables an additional connection between the child restraint system attached with LATCH-type (ISOFIX) (left and right rear seats) or the seat belt (all rear seats) and the vehicle.
  • Fold up cover 2 of Top Tether anchorage 3.
  • Install the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) or belt secured child restraint system with Top Tether. In doing so, comply with the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation instructions.

Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Fastening a Top Tether

Guide Top Tether belt 4 under head restraint between the two head restraint bars.

  • Hook Top Tether hook 5 of Top Tether belt 4 into Top Tether anchorage 3 without twisting.
  • Tension Top Tether belt 4. In doing so, comply with the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation instructions.
  • Fold down cover 2 of Top Tether anchorage 3.
  • Make sure that you do not interfere with the correct routing of Top Tether belt
  • Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt
  • Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt on the rear seat

WARNING
Risk of the accident if the rear bench seat, rear seat and seat backrest are not engaged The rear bench seat, rear seat and seat backrest may fold forwards, even when you are driving.

  • As a result, the vehicle occupant will be pushed into the seat belt with increased force. The seat belt will not be able to protect as intended and could cause additional injury.
  • Objects or loads in the trunk or cargo compartment will not be restrained by the seat backrest.
  • Make sure that the rear bench seat, the rear seat and the seat backrest are engaged before every trip.

If the left and right seat backrests are not engaged and locked in place, this will be shown on the instrument display. If the center seat backrest is not engaged and locked in place, the red lock verification indicator will be visible.

When installing a belt-secured child restraint system, observe the following:

  • Always comply with the manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions for the child restraint system used.
  • When using a weight category 0/0+ baby car seat and a weight category I rearward-facing child restraint system on a rear seat: adjust the front seat so that the seat does not touch the child restraint system.
  • When using a weight category I forward-facing child restraint system: remove the head restraint from the respective seat, if possible. After the child restraint system has been removed, replace the head restraint immediately and adjust all head restraints correctly.
  • The backrest of the forward-facing child restraint system must, as far as possible, be resting on the seat backrest of the rear seat.
  • If the head restraint of the child seat cannot be fully extended when it is installed in the vehicle, this will result in restrictions on the maximum size setting for child restraint systems in weight category II or III.
  • Contact with the roof when the head restraint is fully extended and locked in place will not result in any restrictions on use.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain between the roof and the seat cushion and/or be installed facing in the wrong direction. Where possible, adjust the seat cushion inclination accordingly.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain by the head restraint. Adjust the head restraints as appropriate.
  • Make sure that the child’s feet do not touch the front seat. If necessary, move the front seat slightly forwards. The seat belts on the following seats are equipped with a special seat belt retractor:
  • Front passenger seat
  • Rear seats

When enabled, the special seat belt retractor ensures that the seat belts of the front passenger seat and rear seats do not slacken once the child restraint system is secured.

  • Install the child restraint system. The entire base of the child restraint system must always rest on the seat surface of the rear seat.
  • Always make sure that the shoulder belt strap is correctly routed from the seat belt outlet of the vehicle to the shoulder belt guide on the child restraint system.
  • The shoulder belt strap must be routed forward from the seat belt outlet.is correctly routed from the seat belt outlet of the vehicle to the shoulder belt guide on the child restraint system.
  • The shoulder belt strap must be routed forward from the seat belt outlet.

Notes on rearward-facing and forward-facing child restraint systems on the front passenger seat

WARNING
Risk of injury or fatal injury when using a rearward-facing child restraint system while the co-driver airbag is enabled If you secure a child in a rearward-facing child restraint system on the co-driver seat and the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp is off, the co-driver airbag can deploy in the event of an accident.

The child could be struck by the airbag

  • Always ensure that the co-driver airbag is disabled. The PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp must be lit.
  • NEVER use a rearward-facing child restraint system on a seat with an ENA-BLED FRONT AIRBAG; DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the CHILD can occur.
  • Observe the specific instructions for the rear-ward-facing and forward-facing child restraint systems.
  • Always observe the status of the front passenger airbag on the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp:
  • When using a rearward-facing child restraint system on the front passenger seat, the front passenger air bag must always be disabled. This is only the case if the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp is lit continuously. R If the PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF indicator lamp is off, the front passenger air bag is enabled. The front passenger airbag may be deployed during an accident.

Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt on the front passenger seat

When installing a belt-secured child restraint system on the front passenger seat, always observe the following:

  • Observe the notes on rearward-facing and forward-facing child restraint systems on the front passenger seat. Observe the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions.
  • When using a forward-facing child restraint system in weight category
  • remove the head restraint from the respective seat, if possible. After the child restraint system has been removed, replace the head restraint immediately and adjust all head restraints correctly.
  • The backrest of the forward-facing child restraint system must, as far as possible, be resting on the seat backrest of the front passenger seat.
  • If the head restraint of the child seat cannot be fully extended when it is installed in the vehicle; this will result in restrictions on the maximum size setting for child restraint systems in weight category II or III.
  • Contact with the roof when the head restraint is fully extended and locked in place will not result in any restrictions on use.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain between the roof and the seat cushion and/or be installed facing in the wrong direction.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain by the head restraint. Adjust the head restraints as appropriate.
  • Never place objects (e.g. cushions) under or behind the child restraint system. The seat belt on the front passenger side is equipped with a special seat belt retractor.
  • When enabled, the special seat belt retractor ensures that the seat belt does not slacken once the child’s seat is secured.

 WARNING
Risk of injury or death caused by objects between the seat surface and the child restraint system Objects between the seat surface and the child restraint system could affect the function of the automatic co-driver air bag shutoff.

  • Do not place any objects between the seat surface and the child restraint system.
  • Always make sure that the child restraint system is installed correctly.
  • Set the front passenger seat as far back as possible and move the seat into the highest position if possible.
  • Fully retract the seat cushion length adjustment.
  • Adjust the seat cushion inclination so that the front edge of the seat cushion is in the highest position and the rear edge of the seat cushion is in the lowest position.
  • Set the seat backrest to the most vertical position possible.
  • Install the child restraint system. The entire base of the child restraint system must always rest on the sitting surface of the front passenger seat.
  • Always make sure that the shoulder belt strap is correctly routed from the seat belt outlet of the vehicle to the shoulder belt guide on the child restraint system.
    The shoulder belt strap must be routed for-wards and downwards from the seat belt outlet.
  • If necessary, adjust the seat belt outlet and the front passenger seat accordingly.

Child-proof locks

Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear doors

 WARNING
Risk of accident and injury due to children left unattended in the vehicle

If you leave children unattended in the vehicle, they could, in particular:

  • open doors, thereby endangering other persons or road users.
  • get out and be struck by oncoming traffic.
  • operate vehicle equipment and become trapped, for example. In addition, the children could also set the vehicle in motion by, for example:
  • releasing the parking brake.
  • changing the gearbox position.
  • starting the vehicle.
  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always take the key with you and lock the vehicle.
  • Keep the key out of reach of children.

WARNING
Risk of fatal injury due to exposure to extreme heat or cold in the vehicle If persons, particularly children, are subjected to prolonged exposure to intense heat or cold, there is a risk of severe injury or even death.

  • Never leave persons, particularly children, unattended in the vehicle.

 WARNING
Risk of accident and injury due to children left unattended in the vehicle If children are traveling in the vehicle, they could, in particular:

  • Open doors, thereby endangering other persons or road users.
  • Get out and be struck by oncoming traffic.
  • Operate vehicle equipment and become trapped, for example.
  • Always activate the installed child safety locks if children are traveling in the vehicle.
  • Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
  • When leaving the vehicle, always take the Smart Key with you and lock the vehicle. There are child safety locks for the rear doors and the rear side windows.
  • The child safety lock on the rear doors secures each door separately.
  • The doors can no longer be opened from the inside.

Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Fastening a Top Tether

  • Press the lever in direction 1 (activate) or 2 (deactivate).
  • Make sure that the child safety locks are working properly.

Activating and deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows

Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Fastening a Top Tether

To activate/deactivate: press button 2. The rear side window can be opened or closed in the following cases:

  • indicator lamp 1 is lit: via the switch on the driver’s door
  • indicator lamp 1 is off: via the switch on the corresponding rear door or driver’s door

Notes on pets in the vehicle
Risk of accident and injury due to animals left unsecured or unattended in the vehicle

If you leave animals in the vehicle unattended or unsecured, they could possibly press buttons or switches. An animal may:

  • Activate vehicle equipment and become trapped, for example
  • Switch systems on or off and endanger other road users
  • Unsecured animals may be thrown around in the vehicle in the event of an accident or sudden steering and braking maneuvers and injure vehicle occupants in the process.
  • Never leave animals in the vehicle unattended.
  • Always correctly secure animals while driving, e.g. using a suitable animal carrier.

FAQ

 

What type of seatbelts are in the E-Class Sedan?

The E-Class typically features standard three-point seatbelts.

Does it have ISOFIX/LATCH points for child seats?

Yes, it should have ISOFIX/LATCH points for secure child seat fastening.

Are the seatbelts adjustable for different passenger heights?

Mercedes-Benz usually includes adjustable seatbelt height for comfort and safety.

Is there a seatbelt reminder system?

Most modern cars, including the E-Class, have a seatbelt reminder system.

Do the rear seats have their own seatbelts?

Yes, the rear seats are equipped with seatbelts.

Are there any advanced seatbelt technologies used?

Mercedes-Benz often incorporates advanced technologies like seatbelt tensioners and force limiters.

Is there an automatic locking retractor (ALR) for child seats?

Yes, the E-Class should have an ALR system for secure child seat installation.

How many seatbelts are there in total?

The E-Class, being a five-passenger car, should have five seatbelts.

Are the seatbelts integrated into the seats or the car’s frame?

Seatbelts are typically anchored to the car’s frame for robustness.

Is there a difference in seatbelt design between front and rear seats?

Front and rear seatbelts might differ slightly, with front belts often having more adjustability features.

Do the seatbelts have pre-tensioners?

Yes, Mercedes-Benz commonly uses pre-tensioners in their seatbelts for added safety.

Is there an emergency locking retractor (ELR) feature?

The E-Class likely includes the ELR feature, which is standard in modern vehicles.

Can the seatbelts be replaced if damaged?

Yes, damaged seatbelts should be replaced, preferably by authorized Mercedes-Benz service centers.

Are there any unique fastening features in the AMG models?

AMG models might have sportier seatbelt designs, but the core safety features remain consistent.

How is the seatbelt warning system implemented?

The warning system typically includes visual and audible alerts if seatbelts are not fastened.

Useful Link

View Full User Guide: Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 User Manual

Download Manuals: https://www.mbusa.com/en/owners/manuals

2023 Mercedes Benz E-Class Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

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