Mercedes-Benz E-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Transporting Children
All passengers, particularly young ones, are intended to feel safe and comfortable in the 2023 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan. This vehicle has advanced safety features specifically designed to ensure the safety of young passengers, since it recognizes the special needs associated with their transportation. These consist of rear door child safety locks, ISOFIX/LATCH anchor points for safe and simple installation of child seats, and a complete airbag system that works in conjunction with the usage of child restraint systems. The car also has tech features like seat belt alerts and maybe the ability to turn off the front passenger airbags when a kid seat is in place. This emphasis on child safety demonstrates Mercedes-Benz’s dedication to offering a safe and welcoming environment for families within its high-end cars.
Safely Transporting Children In The Vehicle
Always observe when children are traveling in the vehicle
- Also strictly observe the safety notes for the specific situation. In this way, you can recognize potential risks and avoid dangers if children are traveling in the vehicle.
Bear in mind that negligence when securing a child in the child restraint system may have serious consequences. Always be diligent in securing a child carefully before every journey. Never allow babies and children to travel sitting on the lap of another vehicle occupant. To improve protection for children younger than 12 years old or under 5 f t (1.50 m) in height, Mercedes-Benz recommends you observe the following information:
- Always secure the child in a child restraint system suitable for this Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
- The child restraint system must be appropriate to the age, weight, and size of the child.
- The vehicle seat must be suitable for installing a child restraint system.
- Accident statistics show that children secured in the rear seats are generally safer than children secured in the front seats. For this reason, Mercedes Benz strongly advises that you install a child restraint system on the rear seat.
- The generic term child restraint system The generic term, child restraint system is used in this Operator’s Manual. A child restraint system is, for example:
- a baby car seat
- a rearward-facing child seat
- a forward-facing child seat
- a child booster seat with a backrest and seatbelt guide
Mercedes Benz recommends using a child booster seat with a backrest. The child restraint system must be appropriate to the age, weight and size of the child.
- Observe laws and legal requirements Always observe the legal requirements when using a child restraint system in the vehicle.
Observe standards for child restraint systems
All child restraint systems must meet the following standards:
- U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
- Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards
Confirmation that the child restraint system complies with the standards can be found on an instruction label on the child restraint system. This confirmation can also be found in the installation instructions that are included with the child restraint system. Detecting risks, avoiding danger Securing systems for child restraint systems in the vehicle Only use the following securing systems for child restraint systems the ISOFIX mounting brackets R the vehicle’s seat belt system R the Top Tether anchorages Babies and small children have comparatively weak neck muscles in relation to the size and weight of their head. The risk of injury to the cervical spine during an accident can be reduced in a rearward-facing child restraint system. Always secure a child restraint system correctly.
Risk of injury or death due to incorrect installation of the child restraint system The child can then not be protected or restrained as intended.
- Be sure to comply with the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the child restraint system and its correct use.
- Make sure that the entire base of the child restraint system always rests on the sitting surface of the seat.
- Never place objects (e.g. cushions)under or behind the child restraint system.
- Use child restraint systems only with the original cover designed for them.
- Always replace damaged covers with genuine covers.
Risk of injury or death due to unsecured child restraint systems in the vehicle
- If the child restraint system is incorrectly mounted or unsecured, it may come loose. The child can then not be protected or restrained as intended. Unused child restraint systems could be flung around and hit vehicle occupants.
- Always comply with the manufacturer’s installation instructions for the child restraint system and its correct use.
- Always fit child restraint systems correctly, even if they are transported in the vehicle unused.
- Always observe the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions as well as the vehicle-specific information
- Installing the ISOFIX child restraint system on the right and left rear seats.
- Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt on the rear seat.
- Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt on the front passenger seat. Observe the specific instructions for the rearward-facing and forward-facing child restraint systems.
- If the front passenger seat is occupied, ensure, both before and during the journey, that the status of the front passenger airbag is correct for the current situation.
- Observe the warning labels on the vehicle interior and on the child restraint system.
- Also, secure the Top Tether if present.
- Do not modify the child restraint system
Do not modify the child restraint system
Risk of injury due to modifications to the child restraint system, child restraint system can no longer function properly. This poses an increased risk of injury.
- Never modify a child restraint system.
- Only affix accessories have been specially approved for this child restraint system by the child restraint system’s manufacturer.
Only use child restraint systems that are in proper working condition:
Risk of injury or death caused by the use of damaged child restraint systems or their retaining systems that have been subjected to stress in an accident may not be able to perform their intended protective function. It may be the case that the child cannot be properly restrained.
- Always immediately replace child restraint systems that have been damaged or involved in an accident.
- Have the securing systems for the child restraint systems checked at a qualified specialist workshop before installing a child restraint system again.
Avoid direct sunlight
Risk of burns when the child’s seat is exposed to direct sunlight. If the child restraint system is exposed to direct sunlight or heat, parts could heat up excessively. Children could suffer burns from these parts, particularly the metallic parts of the child restraint system.
- Always make sure that the child restraint system is not exposed to direct sunlight.
- Cover the child restraint system with a blanket, for example.
- If the child restraint system has been exposed to direct sunlight, allow it to cool before securing a child into it.
- Never leave children unattended in the vehicle.
Observe when stopping or parking
- 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.
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.
Overview of suitable seats in the vehicle for installing a child restraint system
Left/right rear seat
Preferred securing system:
- ISOFIX child seat anchor Also secures the Top Tether if present.
Alternative securing system:
Vehicle seat belt Front passenger seat
Vehicle seat belt
Be sure to observe:
- If the front passenger seat is occupied, ensure, both before and during the journey, that the status of the front passenger air bag is correct for the current situation.
- Notes on the automatic front passenger airbag shutoff.
Center rear seat
Securing system: 7 Vehicle seat belt ¯ Also secure Top Tether if present. Activating or deactivating the child seat safety feature of the seat belt
Risk of injury or death if a seat belt is unfastened while the vehicle is in motion If the seat belt is released while the vehicle is in motion, the special seat belt retractor is deactivated and the child restraint system is no longer correctly secured. The seat belt is drawn in slightly by the inertia reel and cannot be immediately closed again.
- Stop the vehicle immediately in accordance with the traffic conditions.
- Activate the special seat belt retractor again and correctly secure the child restraint system.
When enabled, the child seat safety feature ensures that the seat belts of the front passenger seat and rear seats do not slacken once the child restraint system is secured.
The seat belts on the following seats are equipped with a child seat safety feature:
- Front passenger seat
- Rear seats Installing a child restraint system
- When installing a child restraint system, always observe the manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions as well as the information in this Operator’s Manual.
- Pull the seat belt smoothly from the seat belt outlet.
- Engage the seat belt tongue in the seat belt buckle.
Activating the child seat safety feature
- Pull the seat belt out fully and let the inertia reel retract it again.
- When the child seat safety feature is activated, you will hear a ratcheting sound.
- Push the child restraint system down until the seat belt sits tightly.
Deactivating the child seat safety feature
- Press the release button of the seat belt buckle.
- Hold the seat belt tongue and guide back to the seat belt outlet.
Installing a LATCH-type (ISOFIX) child restraint system on the left and right rear seats Installing an ISOFIX//LATCH child restraint system on the left and right rear seats
Risk of an 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.
- Risk of injury or death if the permissible gross mass of the child and child restraint system together is exceeded.
- Too much load may be placed on the LATCH-type (ISOFIX) or Size child restraint systems and the child may not be restrained correctly in the event of an accident, for example.
- If the child is secured in a LATCH-type(ISOFIX) child restraint system with integrated seat belt, the total mass of the child and child restraint system must not exceed 73 l b (33 kg)Always comply with the information about the mass of the child:
- in the manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions for the child restraint system used on a label on the child restraint system, if present Regularly check that the permissible gross mass of the child and child restraint system is still complied with. When installing a child restraint system, observe the following:
- Always observe the correct use of the seats and consider their suitability for attaching a child restraint system.
- Always comply with the manufacturer’s installation and operating instructions for the child restraint system used.
- Make sure that the child’s feet do not touch the front seat. If necessary, move the front seat slightly forwards.
- When installing an ISOFIX//LATCH child restraint system, also observe the following:
- When using a baby car seat in weight group 0/0+ and a rearward facing child restraint system in weight group 1 on a rear seat: adjust the front seat so that the seat does not touch the child restraint system.
- When using a forward-facing child restraint system in weight group 1: remove the head restraint from the respective seat, if possible. In addition, the backrest of the child restraint system must lie as flat as possible against the backrest of the vehicle seat.
After the child restraint system has been removed, replace the head restraint immediately and adjust all head restraints correctly.
- 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 groups 2 or 3.
- 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 surface 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.
ISOFIX mounting bracket
Before every journey, make sure that the ISOFIX// LATCH child restraint system is engaged correctly in both mounting brackets in the vehicle.
Damage to the seat belt for the center seat during the installation of the child restraint system
- Make sure that the seat belt is not trapped.
- Remove and stow away covers
- Attach the ISOFIX//LATCH child restraint system to both mounting brackets in the vehicle.
- After removing the child seat, reattach the covers
Yes, it comes equipped with ISOFIX/LATCH points for easy and secure child seat installation.
The car can accommodate rear-facing infant seats, with the recommended deactivation of the front passenger airbag when a seat is placed there.
Yes, the vehicle allows for deactivation of the front passenger airbag when a child seat is installed.
Typically, two child seats can be comfortably and securely fitted in the rear.
Yes, the E-Class Sedan features child safety locks on the rear doors.
This feature varies by model and region, but some E-Class models may offer integrated booster seats.
Along with ISOFIX/LATCH points, the vehicle may include additional airbags and child seat recognition sensors.
The car typically includes safety features like auto-reverse on power windows to prevent injury.
Many models are equipped with rear entertainment systems, ideal for keeping children engaged on long journeys.
The E-Class Sedan often includes advanced climate control systems ensuring optimal air quality for all passengers.
The car usually features various storage compartments, convenient for storing children’s items.
Many models include rear climate control, ensuring a comfortable environment for children.
The E-Class Sedan’s suspension is designed to provide a smooth, stable ride, reducing discomfort for child passengers.
Some models may include sunshades for rear windows, offering additional comfort and protection from sunlight.
The vehicle’s comprehensive safety system, including airbags and crumple zones, is designed to protect all occupants, including children, in the event of a collision.
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