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 2016-2023 Owners Manual: Securing Top Tether

WARNING Risk of injury or death if the rear seat backrests are not locked after Top Tether belts are installed The rear seat backrests may fold forwards when you are driving. As a result, child restraint systems will no longer be able to perform their intended protective function...

Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2023 Owners Manual: Switching navigation on

Multimedia system: Navigation (Navigation) Alternatively: press the button. The map shows the vehicle's current position. The navigation menu is shown. The navigation menu is hidden if route guidance is active. To show: tap on the touchscreen...


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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