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Triangle sign with car in the middle & graphic assist?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by ex09053, Apr 25, 2014.

  1. ex09053

    ex09053 New Member

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    So I just got my E-Class yesterday. I realised a light comes on now and then.

    It is a red light (triangle with a car in the middle). Could anyone shine some light on what this is please?

    Hoping its not a fault!! :confused:


    ALSO, whilst I'm at it; what on earth is graphic assist? I tried turning it on but it didn't do anything? Maybe i'm not using it correctly.
     
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    Sounds like the distance warning. You are approaching a vehicle/object at too high a speed. Does a tone sound at the same time?

    Its part of the Pre-Safe or Distronic system.

    The "Assistance Graphic" under the the DriveAssyst menu is the lane assist function. Two green lines means you're in your lane OK.


    Do you have the owner's handbook? If not download one from the link in this sticky thread

    http://forums.mercedesclub.org.uk/showthread.php?t=75191
     
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    Any one else noticed that this distance warning goes off for no reason
     
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    Mine detects lamp posts and traffic island bollards quite often...
     
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    Thanks. I have the handbook but I couldn't find anything about the distance warning. It seems pretty sensitive, goes off when I'm driving pretty calmly (so I think).

    And the assistance graphic, does it only work on dual-carriageways and motorways?
     
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    Mines pretty sensitive too. Will leave it on for a few days and see how it goes. Might end up turning the system off if it gets too annoying.
     
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    I've had my c250 for 18 months and that light has never lit. When I test drove the e350 last week it flashed a fair few times.
    The c250 lights that warning when ign is on. Must be a torque thing ?
     
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    yes!
     
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    Mine will only turn of for that journey, the next time you start the car it's active again
     
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    I was using the search feature to find out info on this warning . Sorry for reviving an ancient thread. I didn't realise
     
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    Mine seems fairly accurate it shows a red light graphic only if approaching another vehicle too fast and sounds when you are in dire danger of a collision.

    Robin
     
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    Also comes in if your travelling too close to the car in front
     
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    haha no problem, just being my usual self o_O, mine used to do this quite a lot, normally when passing accumulations of roadside electronic equipment and bus stops for no apparent reason:geek::rolleyes:
     
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    2014 really


    Old threads become new threads John as people advance to different models when we can afford such luxuries. If we all bought the models on release threads would be put to bed and stayed locked away. That's the glory of forums ,dinosaurs stay buried threads don't.
     
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    If the triangle is just showing in the dash then that means that the auto-brake feature isn't guaranteed to stop the car before it hits the vehicle in front as you're too close for the speed at which you're driving.

    If the triangle flashes, accompanied by an insistent beeping, then it has detected a potential collision with an object that can be avoided by steering - it should only apply the brakes if the detected obstacle is in front of the car.

    On my may the Driver assist package will also apply the brakes on one side in order to pull the car away from a potential side collision, such as when someone attempts to cut me up, say on a roundabout.
     
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    Thanks for the sensible reply. Very good ...
     
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    HAHHA

    I remeber when we got our C Class, my mother had the same isse, she was rather worried and went to the dealers and asked.
     

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