2023 Mercedes S-CLASS Child Restraint Systems User Manual

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2023 Mercedes S-CLASS Child Restraint Systems User Manual

This guide covers the 2023 Mercedes S-Class Child Restraint Systems, which offer advanced safety features, quick installation, and greater comfort to safeguard and comfort young passengers.

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Suitable Child Restraint Systems for the Transport of Children

Information on the advantages of a rearward-facing child restraint system
Transport a baby in a suitable rearward-facing child restraint system only. It is also preferable to transport a small child in a suitable rearward-facing child restraint system. In this case, the child sits in the opposite direction to the direction of travel and faces backwards.
Babies and small children have comparatively weak neck muscles about the size and weight of their heads. The risk of injury to the cervical spine during an accident can be reduced in a rearward-facing child restraint system.

Securing the child restraint system

Adjusting the seat correctly
When installing a child restraint system on the left or right rear seat, always observe the following:

  • Make sure that the child’s feet do not touch the front seat. If necessary, move the front seat slightly forward. If the head restraint of the child restraint system cannot be fully extended when it is installed in the vehicle, this will result in restrictions on the maximum size setting for certain child restraint systems. Observe the child restraint system manufacturer’s installation instructions.
  • Contact with the roof when the head restraints are fully extended and locked in place will not result in any restrictions on use. ® When installing an ISOFIX child restraint system, also observe the following:
  • When using a rearward-facing child restraint system on a rear seat: adjust the front seat so that it does not touch the child restraint system.
  • When using a forward-facing child restraint system with an integrated child seat belt: adjust the head restraint of the respective seat so that it does not push the child restraint system forward. If necessary, the respective head restraint can be removed. 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 vehicle head restraint immediately and adjust it correctly.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain between the roof and the seat cushion and/or be installed facing the wrong direction. Where possible, adjust the seat cushion inclination accordingly.
  • Adjust the vehicle head restraints so that the child restraint system is not put under strain by the head restraint.
  • When installing a belt-secured child restraint system, also observe the following:
  • When using a rearward-facing child restraint system on a rear seat: adjust the front seat so that it does not touch the child restraint system.
  • Also, secure Top Tether if available
  • When using a forward-facing child restraint system with an integrated child seat belt: adjust the head restraint of the respective seat so that it does not push the child restraint system forward. If necessary, the respective head restraint can be removed. 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 vehicle head restraint immediately and adjust it 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.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain between the roof and the seat cushion and/or be installed facing the wrong direction.
  • Where possible, adjust the seat cushion inclination accordingly.
  • Adjust the vehicle head restraints so that the child restraint system is not put under strain by the head restraint.
  • Make sure that the child’s feet do not touch the front seat. If necessary, move the front seat slightly forward.

Depending on the vehicle equipment, always observe the following when installing a belt-secured child restraint system on the front passenger seat:

  • Observe the notes on rearward-facing and forward-facing child restraint systems on the front passenger seat.
  • When using a forward-facing child restraint system integrated child seat belt: remove the head restraint from the respective seat, if possible. After the child restraint system has been removed, immediately replace the head restraint and adjust it 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.
  • The child restraint system must not be put under strain between the roof and the seat cushion and/or be installed facing the wrong direction.
  • Adjust the vehicle head restraints so that the child restraint system is not put under strain by the head restraint.
  • Never place objects (e.g. cushions) under or behind the child restraint system.
  • Set the front passenger seat as far back as possible and move the seat into the highest possible position. 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 forwards from the seat belt outlet and, where possible, downwards to the child restraint system.
  • 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.

Activating or deactivating the special seat belt retractor 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 by the traffic conditions.
  • Activate the special seat belt retractor again and correctly secure the child restraint system.
  • 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.

The seat belts on the following seats are equipped with a special seat belt retractor:

  • 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 special seat belt retractor
  • Pull the seat belt out fully and let the inertia reel retract it again. When the special seat belt retractor is activated, you will hear a ratcheting sound.
  • Push the child restraint system down until the seat belt sits tightly. Deactivating the special seat belt retractor
  • Press the release button of the seat belt buckle.
  • Hold the seat belt tongue and guide back to the seat belt outlet.

Installing an ISOFIX child restraint system
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 i 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 an 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 checks 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.

ISOFIX mounting bracketsMercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Suitable Child Restraint Systems For The transport Of Children 1

Before every journey, make sure that the ISOFIX child restraint system is engaged correctly in both mounting brackets in the vehicle.

 NOTE

  • Damage to the seat belt for the center seat during installation of the child restraint system  Make sure that the seat belt is not trapped.
  • Vehicles with reclining rear seats: tilt the backrest of the reclining rear seat back slightly before the ISOFIX child restraint system is installed.
  • Fold upholstered lining 1 upwards.
  • Pull the tab on upholstered lining 1 upwards and position it on the support surface. Upholstered lining 1 will remain folded upwards.# Attach the ISOFIX child restraint system to both mounting brackets 2 in the vehicle.
  • To close, fold upholstered lining 1 upwards.
  • Lift the tab from the support surface and slide it back into the upholstery slot between the seat backrest and seat cushion. Close the upholstery flap.
  • Vehicles with reclining rear seats: return their cloning rear seat backrest to an upright position.

The reclining rear seat backrest must be in contact with the child restraint system.

Fastening a Top Tether
Risk of injury or death from adjusting the seat after installing a child restraint system Vehicles with electrically adjustable rear bench seats:

The following may occur:

  • The Top Tether belt may sit either too loose or too tight.
  • The child restraint system may be loose, incorrectly positioned or damaged and then not perform its intended protective function.
  • Never adjust the seat after the child restraint system has been installed.

 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.

Mercedes-Benz S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Suitable Child Restraint Systems For The transport Of Children 3

  • Canada: Only the two outer Top Tether ancho rages are available.
  • If necessary, slide head restraint 1 upwards.
  • Remove cover 2 of Top Tether anchorage.
  • 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 S-CLASS SEDAN 2023 Suitable Child Restraint Systems For The transport Of Children 4
  • Guide Top Tether belt 4 under head restraint
  • Between the two head restraint bars.
  • Hook Top Tether hook 5 of Top Tether belt4 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.
  • If necessary, slide head restraint 1 down-ward.
  • Make sure that you do not interfere with the correct routing of Top Tether belt 4.

Securing the child restraint system with the seat belt
The seat belts on the following seats are equipped with a child seat safety feature:

  • Front passenger seat
  • Rear seats
  • 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.
  • For a child restraint system in the “Universal” or “Semi-Universal” category, make sure that the system has been approved for the vehicle seat.
  • Install the child restraint system. The entire base of the child restraint system must always rest on the sitting surface of the seat.
  • Always make sure that the shoulder belt straps are 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 and, where possible, downwards to the child restraint system.
  • When installing on the rear seat: also secure the Top Tether if present.
  • When installing on the front passenger seat: if necessary, adjust the seat belt outlet and the front passenger seat accordingly.

FAQ

What kind of child restraint systems are compatible with the 2023 S-Class sedan?

The S-Class typically supports various child restraint systems, including ISOFIX-compatible seats and other certified child safety seats.

Are there specific guidelines for installing child seats in the 2023 S-Class sedan?

Mercedes-Benz usually provides detailed instructions in the vehicle’s manual for correctly installing child seats.

Can the child restraint system be activated or adjusted through the car’s interface?

Adjustments to the child restraint system might be possible through the car’s interface, depending on the model and features.

What safety features are integrated into the child restraint system for enhanced protection?

Child restraint systems often integrate advanced safety features like impact-absorbing materials or side-impact protection.

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