Mercedes-Benz GLC : Trailer hitch / Coupling/uncoupling a trailer

WARNING Risk of injury from the vehicle level being changed

Vehicles with level control system: the vehicle level may be changed unintentionally, e.g. by other persons. You may become trapped if you couple up or uncouple a trailer while the vehicle level is changing. In addition, other people could become trapped if their limbs are between the vehicle body and the tires or underneath the vehicle.

When coupling up or uncoupling a trailer, make sure that:

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Coupling/uncoupling a trailer The doors or tailgate are not opened or closed.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Coupling/uncoupling a trailer You do not initiate the level control system and do not operate the DYNAMIC SELECT switch.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Coupling/uncoupling a trailer Do not lock or unlock the vehicle.


  • The vehicle is secured with the electric parking brake.
  • The transmission is in position Mercedes-Benz GLC. Coupling/uncoupling a trailer.

The trailer will be correctly detected by the vehicle only if the following conditions are met:

  • The trailer is connected correctly.
  • The trailer lighting system is in working order.

The functions of the following systems will be affected by a correctly connected trailer:

  • ESP® trailer stabilization
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist
  • Parking Assist PARKTRONIC
  • Active Parking Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist or Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Drive Away Assist
  • Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear view camera
  • Surround view camera

Vehicles without a level control system: the ball head height will change depending on the vehicle's load. In this case, use a trailer with a height-adjustable drawbar.

Attaching the ball neck

WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to an incorrectly installed ball coupling If the ball coupling is not installed and engaged correctly, it may become detached during travel and endanger other road users...

Coupling up a trailer

NOTE Damage to the starter battery due to full discharge Charging the trailer battery using the power supply of the trailer can damage the starter battery...

Other information:

Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Tire pressure table

The tire pressure table is on the inside of the fuel filler flap. The data shown in the images is example data. If one or more tire sizes precede a tire pressure, the following tire pressure information is only valid for those tire sizes and their respective load condition...

Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Calculation example for determining the maximum load

The following table shows examples of how to calculate total and load capacities with varying seating configurations and different numbers and sizes of occupants. The following examples use a maximum load of 1500 lbs (680 kg). This is for illustration purposes only...


Adjusting the steering wheel electrically

The steering wheel can be adjusted when the power supply is disconnected.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Adjusting the steering wheel electrically

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Adjusting the steering wheel electrically To adjust the distance to the steering wheel

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