Mercedes-Benz GL-Class: System self-test - Occupant Classification System(OCS) - Occupant safety - Safety - Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Owner's ManualMercedes-Benz GL-Class: System self-test

The illuminates when you: indicator lamp illuminates when you:

turn the SmartKey to position 1 or 2 in the ignition lock
Rpress the KEYLESS-GO Start/Stop button once or twice
If an adult occupant is properly sitting on the passenger seat and the OCS classifies the occupant as an adult, the lamp illuminates and goes out again indicator lamp illuminates and goes out again after approximately 6 seconds.

If the seat is not occupied and the OCS classifies the front passenger seat as being unoccupied, the lamp will illuminate and not go out. indicator lamp will illuminate and not go out.

WARNING If the  indicator lamp does 
If the
not illuminate, the system is not functioning. indicator lamp does not illuminate, the system is not functioning.
You must contact an authorized Mercedes- Benz Center before seating any child on the front passenger seat.

For more information, see "Problems with the Occupant Classification System".

WARNING Never place anything between seat cushion 
Never place anything between seat cushion and child seat (e.g. a pillow), since it reduces the effectiveness of the OCS. The underside and rear side child restraint system must be placed entirely on the seat cushion and the backrest of the front-passenger seat backrest.
If necessary, adjust the tilt of the passenger seat backrest.
An incorrectly mounted child seat could cause injuries to the child in case of an accident, instead of increasing protection for the child.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation of child restraint systems.

    How the occupant classificationsystem works
    The OCS is standard equipment in the USA. The OCS categorizes the occupant on the front-passenger seat by means of a weight sensor. The front-passenger front air bag is deactivated automatically ...

    Problems with the occupant classification system
    WARNING   If the indicator lamp illuminates and remains illuminated when the weight of a typical adult or someone larger than a small individual has been detected on the passenger s ...

    See also:

    Vehicle Positioning
    At times, the position of the vehicle on the map may be inaccurate due to one or more of the following reasons: Road system has changed. Vehicle is driving on slippery road surfaces such as in ...

    When It Is Time for New Tires
    Factors, such as maintenance, temperatures, driving speeds, vehicle loading, and road conditions affect the wear rate of the tires. Treadwear indicators are one way to tell when it is time for new ...

    Service Publications Ordering Information
    Service Manuals Service Manuals have the diagnosis and repair information on the engines, transmission, axle, suspension, brakes, electrical, steering, body, etc. Service Bulletins Service Bulleti ...