Mercedes-Benz E-Class: View through the camera - Rear view camera - Driving systems - Driving and parking - Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owners ManualMercedes-Benz E-Class: View through the camera

The area behind the vehicle is displayed in a mirror-inverted manner, as in the rear-view mirror.

The rear view camera is only an aid and the obstacle display may:

 - show a distorted perspective
 - be inaccurate
 - not show obstacles at all

The rear view camera does not mean that you are no longer responsible for driving carefully.

Be careful and be particularly alert. The rear view camera may not show objects that are:

 - very close to the rear bumper
 - underneath the rear bumper
 - above the trunk handle/tailgate handle

Safety always remains your responsibility, and you must continue paying careful attention to your immediate surroundings when parking and maneuvering. This includes the area behind, in front of and beside the vehicle. You could otherwise endanger yourself or others.

The rear view camera will not function or will not fully function if:

 - the trunk lid/the tailgate is open
 - it is raining or snowing strongly or if it is foggy
 - it is night or if you are parking/ maneuvering your vehicle in a very dark area
 - a very bright white light is affecting the camera
 - the immediate vicinity is illuminated with fluorescent light (the display of the COMAND system can flicker)
 - temperature changes abruptly, for example if you drive out of the cold into a heated garage (condensation on the lens)

 - the camera lens is dirty or covered
 - the rear of your vehicle is damaged

In this case, have the position and the setting of the camera checked at a specialist workshop. Mercedes-Benz recommends that you consult a Mercedes- Benz Center for this purpose.

Do not use the rear view camera in these situations. You could otherwise injure yourself and other people and/or cause damage - including damage to your vehicle - while parking/maneuvering.

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    Activating the rear view camera
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