Depending on various factors like sunlight or air quality, the air conditioning system adjusts the preset interior temperature, air distribution and air quantity fully automatically in automatic mode. The temperature can be set individually for the left and right air-conditioned areas.
Automatic mode is deactivated as soon as the settings are adjusted manually. In this case, automatic air conditioning continues to regulate the functions that have not been changed manually.
Additional air conditioning settings can be made on the multifunction display:
Please see chapter "Setting air conditioning" on page 274.
On vehicles with memory, the air conditioning system settings are stored on the relevant vehicle key.
Please see chapter "Personal Settings" on page 199.
Keeping the sensors clear
Fig. 13: Interior temperature sensor
To avoid impairing the performance of the airconditioning system:
Do not cover or tape over the interior temperature sensor for the air-conditioning.
The cooling function cools and dries the air.
The cooling function can switch off briefly to ensure sufficient engine cooling when the engine is operating under extreme load. It switches off automatically at temperatures below approx. 36 °F (2 °C) and cannot be switched on, even manually.
The cooling function operates most effectively with the windows closed. If heat accumulates in the passenger compartment, briefly open the windows to ventilate the interior.
Temporarily setting the temperature to a lower or higher value does not cool or heat the vehicle interior to the desired temperature more quickly.
Depending on the outside temperature and humidity, condensation may drip from under the vehicle. This is quite normal and is not a defect.
If the battery voltage is too low, the fresh-air blower and cooling functions are initially restricted and then switched off.
Switching automatic mode on
The air-conditioning zones can be switched to automatic mode.
Press button on the air-conditioning control panel. AUTO appears on the air-conditioning display.
Air temperature, quantity and distribution are automatically controlled.