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2023 Mercedes S-CLASS Warning Light | Display messages Owner’s Manual

The Mercedes S-Class of 2023 is the height of luxury and innovation in cars, raising the bar for performance, comfort, and technology. This advanced car’s network of warning lights and display messages functions as an essential means of communication between the vehicle and its operator. These indicators are intended to notify the driver of several problems, guaranteeing optimal performance, safety, and efficiency. Maintaining the health of the car and quickly resolving any possible issues require that you comprehend the significance behind these warning lights and messages. Every indication, from low tire pressure to engine problems, offers important information about the condition of the vehicle. By being familiar with these indicators, drivers can improve their driving experience and safety in this remarkable luxury sedan by being able to react appropriately to any circumstance that may happen on the road.

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Display messages

Car DashboardIntroduction
Information about display messages
Display messages appear on the driver’s display.
Display messages with graphical symbols are simplified in the Operator’s Manual and may differ from the symbols on the driver’s display. The driver’s display shows high-priority display messages in red. Certain display messages are accompanied by a warning tone.
Please act in accordance with the display messages and follow the additional notes in the Operator’s Manual.

For some display messages, Warning symbols will also be shown:

  • Further information
  • Hide display message

With the left-hand Touch Control, you can select the respective symbol by swiping to the left or right. Pressing

2023 Mercedes S-CLASS Display messages fig-2displays further information on the central display. Press the 2023 Mercedes S-CLASS Display messages fig-3symbol to hide the display message.

Display messages to be acknowledged can be hidden by pressing the back button G or with the left-hand Touch Control. The display messages will then be stored in the message memory.
Rectify the cause of a display message as quickly as possible.
High-priority display messages cannot be hidden. The driver’s display will show these display messages continuously until the cause of the display message has been rectified.

Calling up saved display messages User Manual

Driver’s display:
Service
The Message Memory: message appears on the driver’s display.

  • Scroll through the display messages by swiping upwards or downwards on the left-hand Touch Control.
  • To exit the display: press the2023 Mercedes S-CLASS Display messages fig-1 back button.
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Currently Unavailable See Operator’s Manual

 ABS and ESP® are temporarily unavailable.

Other driving systems and driving safety systems (e.g. BAS) may also be temporarily unavailable.

The brake system will continue to operate normally. Braking distance may increase in an emergency braking situation.

  WARNING Risk of skidding if ABS and ESP® are malfunctioning  
The wheels may lock during braking and ESP® does not perform any vehicle stabilization.

The steerability and braking characteristics are heavily impaired and the braking distance may increase. In addition, other driving safety systems are switched off.

Drive carefully on a suitable stretch of road, making slight steering movements at a speed above 19 mph (30 km/h).

If the display message does not disappear, consult a qualified specialist workshop immediately. Drive carefully.

 
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Inoperative See Operator’s Manual

 ABS and ESP® are malfunctioning.

Other driving systems and driving safety systems (e.g. BAS) may also be malfunctioning.

The brake system will continue to operate normally. Braking distance may increase in an emergency braking situation.

  & WARNING Risk of skidding if ABS and ESP® are malfunctioning  
The wheels may block during braking and ESP® does not perform any vehicle stabilization.

The steerability and braking characteristics are heavily impaired and the braking distance may increase. In addition, other driving safety systems are switched off.

 
  Drive on carefully.
  Have ABS and ESP® checked immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.
 

Currently Unavailable See Operator’s Manual

ESP® is temporarily unavailable.

Other driving systems and driving safety systems (e.g. BAS) may also be malfunctioning.

WARNING Risk of skidding if ESP is malfunctioning®

If ESP® is malfunctioning, ESP® cannot carry out vehicle stabilization. In addition, other driving safety systems are switched off.

Drive carefully on a suitable stretch of road, making slight steering movements at a speed above 19 mph (30 km/h).

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    If the display message does not disappear, consult a qualified specialist workshop immediately. Drive carefully.  
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Inoperative See Operator’s Manual

ESP® is malfunctioning.

Other driving systems and driving safety systems (e.g. BAS) may also be malfunctioning.

The brake system will continue to operate normally. Braking distance may increase in an emergency braking situation.

   WARNING Risk of skidding if ESP® is malfunctioning  
If ESP® is malfunctioning, ESP® cannot carry out vehicle stabilization. In addition, other driving safety systems are switched off.

Drive on carefully.

Have ESP® checked at a qualified specialist workshop?

 
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Inoperative See Operator’s Manual

EBD, ABS, and ESP® are malfunctioning.

Other driving systems and driving safety systems (e.g. BAS) may also be malfunctioning.

WARNING Risk of skidding if EBD, ABS, and ESP® are malfunctioning

The wheels may block during braking and ESP® does not perform any vehicle stabilization.

The steerability and braking characteristics are heavily impaired and the braking distance may increase. In addi- tion, other driving safety systems are switched off.

Drive on carefully.

Have the brake system checked immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.

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Off

 The HOLD function is deactivated because the vehicle is slipping or a condition for activation is not fulfilled.

Reactivate the HOLD function later or check the activation conditions for the HOLD function

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ATTENTION ASSIST: Take a

Break!

 ATTENTION ASSIST has detected fatigue or an increasing lack of concentration on the part of the driver

If necessary, take a break.

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Traffic Sign Assist Currently Unavailable See Operator’s Manual Traffic Sign Assist is temporarily unavailable.

Once the cause of the problem is no longer present, the system will be available again.

Continue driving in compliance with traffic regulations.

Traffic Sign Assist Inoperative  Traffic Sign Assist is malfunctioning.

Continue driving in compliance with traffic regulations. or

Stop the vehicle in accordance with the traffic conditions and restart the vehicle.

If the display message does not disappear: consult a qualified specialist workshop.

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Malfunction Drive at Max. 50 mph

AIRMATIC is functioning only to a limited extent. The vehicle’s handling characteristics may be affected.

NOTE The tires on the front axle or the fenders could be damaged by large steering movements.  Avoid large steering movements while driving and listen for scraping sounds.

If you hear scraping sounds, pull over and stop the vehicle in accordance with the traffic conditions, and set a higher vehicle level if possible.

 

Drive in a manner appropriate for the current level, but do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).

Consult a qualified specialist workshop.

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STOP Vehicle Level Too Low

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You have pulled away despite the vehicle level being too low.

Pull over and stop the vehicle safely as soon as possible, paying attention to road and traffic conditions.

The vehicle will be raised to the selected vehicle level.

Wait until the display message disappears before pulling away.

If the display message does not disappear and a warning tone also sounds, AIRMATIC is malfunctioning:

No faster than 50 mph (80 km/h) and consult a qualified specialist workshop immediately.

 

NOTE The tires on the front axle or the fenders could be damaged by large steering movements

Avoid large steering movements while driving and listen for scraping sounds.

If you hear scraping sounds, pull over and stop the vehicle in accordance with the traffic conditions, and set a higher vehicle level if possible.

 

Set a higher vehicle level

Depending on the malfunction, the vehicle will be raised.

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Vehicle Rising Please Wait

The vehicle level is too low. The vehicle will be raised to the selected vehicle level.

Wait until the display message disappears before pulling away.

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Drive at Max. 12mph

AIRMATIC is functioning only to a limited extent.

The current level is too high. The vehicle’s handling characteristics may be affected.

No faster than 12 mph (20 km/h).

Consult a qualified specialist workshop.

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Compressor Is Cooling

 Due to frequent level changes within a short space of time, the compressor first needs to cool down in order to set the selected vehicle level.

When the compressor has cooled down, the vehicle will continue rising to the selected vehicle level.

Drive on in a manner appropriate for the current level. Make sure that there is sufficient ground clearance.

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Function Limited See

Operator’s Manual

 At least one main function of the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL system is malfunctioning.

The system is outside the operating temperature range or the on-board electrical system voltage is too low. Once the cause of the problem is no longer present, the system will be available again.

NOTE The vehicle’s suspension and damping behavior is restricted. The vehicle body may tilt heavily to the side during cornering.

Drive on carefully.

Reduce speed considerably before taking a bend.

Avoid sudden steering movements.

Drive on carefully.

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   Reduce speed considerably before taking a curve.

Avoid sudden steering movements.

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Malfunction Drive at Max. 50 mph

At least one main function of the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL system is malfunctioning. The system is deactivated.

NOTE The vehicle’s suspension and damping behavior has changed significantly, the vehicle body may tilt heavily to the side during cornering.

Reduce vehicle speed. Drive on carefully.

Reduce the vehicle speed considerably before taking a curve.

Avoid sudden steering movements.Continue driving carefully and do not exceed 50 mph (80 km/h).

If possible, stop in accordance with the traffic conditions and switch the vehicle off and on again.

If the display message still appears, consult a qualified specialist workshop.

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Malfunction Stop

There is a serious malfunction affecting the hydraulics of the E-ACTIVE BODY CONTROL system. The system is deactivated.

Possible causes/consequences and Solutions

NOTE
The vehicle’s driving characteristics have changed significantly.

  • Pull over and stop the vehicle safely as soon as possible in accordance with the traffic conditions.
  • Do not continue driving under any circumstances.
  • Stop the vehicle immediately in accordance with the traffic conditions.
  • Do not continue driving under any circumstances.
  • Consult a qualified specialist workshop.

 

FAQ’s

What should I do if the check engine light illuminates in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

If the check engine light comes on in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class, it indicates a potential issue with the engine or emissions system.

What does it mean if the battery warning light appears on the dashboard of my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The battery warning light in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class indicates a problem with the charging system or the battery itself.

How should I respond to the brake system warning light in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

If the brake system warning light illuminates, it suggests issues with the brake system, such as low brake fluid levels or brake system malfunctions.

What does the tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) warning light indicate in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The TPMS warning light in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class alerts you to low tire pressure or sensor malfunctions. Check the tire pressure and inflate/adjust as necessary, or have the TPMS system inspected if the issue persists.

How do I interpret the ABS warning light in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The ABS warning light indicates issues with the anti-lock braking system in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class.

What does the airbag warning light signify in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The airbag warning light indicates potential problems with the airbag system in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class.

How should I respond to the oil pressure warning light in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

If the oil pressure warning light illuminates, it indicates low oil pressure in the engine of your 2023 Mercedes S-Class. Stop the vehicle immediately, check the oil level, and have the issue resolved to prevent engine damage.

What does the coolant temperature warning light indicate in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The coolant temperature warning light warns of engine overheating in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class. Safely pull over, turn off the engine, and allow it to cool down. Check coolant levels and inspect for leaks before continuing driving.

How do I address the adaptive cruise control warning light in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The adaptive cruise control warning light alerts you to issues with the adaptive cruise control system in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class

What does the lane departure warning light indicate in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The lane departure warning light signals potential issues with the lane departure warning system in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class.

How do I interpret the blind spot monitoring system warning light in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The blind spot monitoring system warning light alerts you to problems with the blind spot monitoring system in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class.

What should I do if the parking brake warning light illuminates in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

If the parking brake warning light comes on, it indicates that the parking brake is engaged or there may be an issue with the brake system. Release the parking brake and have the system inspected if necessary.

How do I address the fuel level warning light in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The fuel level warning light indicates low fuel levels in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class. Refuel the vehicle as soon as possible to avoid running out of fuel.

What does the windshield washer fluid warning light signify in my 2023 Mercedes S-Class?

The windshield washer fluid warning light alerts you to low windshield washer fluid levels in your 2023 Mercedes S-Class. Refill the washer fluid reservoir as needed to ensure clear visibility.

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