Mercedes-Benz GLC : Driving / Notes on driving

WARNING Risk of accident due to objects in the driver's footwell

Objects in the driver's footwell may impede pedal travel or block a depressed pedal.

This jeopardizes the operating and road safety of the vehicle.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Stow all objects in the vehicle securely so that they cannot get into the driver's footwell.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Always install the floor mats securely and as prescribed in order to ensure that there is always sufficient room for the pedals.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not use loose floor mats and do not place floor mats on top of one another.

WARNING Risk of accident due to incorrect footwear

Incorrect footwear includes, for example:

  • Shoes with platform soles
  • Shoes with high heels
  • Slippers

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Always wear suitable footwear so that you can operate the pedals safely.

WARNING Risk of accident if the ignition is switched off while driving

If you switch off the ignition while driving, safety functions are restricted or no longer available.

You will need to use considerably more force to steer and brake, for example.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not switch off the ignition while driving.

DANGER Risk of death caused by exhaust gases

Combustion engines emit poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide. Inhaling these exhaust gases is hazardous to health and leads to poisoning.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Never leave the engine or, if present, the auxiliary heating running in an enclosed space without sufficient ventilation.

WARNING Risk of skidding and of an accident due to shifting down on slippery road surfaces

If you shift down on slippery road surfaces to increase the engine braking effect, the drive wheels may lose traction.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not shift down on slippery road surfaces to increase the engine braking effect.

DANGER Risk of fatal injury due to poisonous exhaust gases

If the tailpipe is blocked or sufficient ventilation is not possible, poisonous exhaust gases such as carbon monoxide may enter the vehicle. This is the case when the vehicle becomes stuck in snow, for example.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Keep the tailpipe and the area around the vehicle free from snow when the engine or the stationary heater are running.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Open a window on the side of the vehicle facing away from the wind to ensure an adequate supply of fresh air.

WARNING Risk of accident and injury due to being under the influence of alcohol and drugs while driving

Drinking and driving and/or taking drugs and driving are very dangerous combinations. Even a small amount of alcohol or drugs can affect your reflexes, perceptions and judgment.

The possibility of a serious or even fatal accident are greatly increased when you drink or take drugs and drive.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not drink or take drugs and drive or allow anyone to drive who has been drinking or taking drugs.

WARNING Risk of accident due to the brake system overheating

If you leave your foot on the brake pedal when driving, the brake system may overheat.

This increases the braking distance and the brake system may even fail.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Never use the brake pedal as a footrest.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not depress the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal at the same time while driving.

NOTE Engine damage due to excessively high engine speeds

The engine will be damaged if you drive with the engine in the overrevving range.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not drive with the engine in the overrevving range.

NOTE Wearing out the brake linings by continuously depressing the brake pedal

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not depress the brake pedal continuously whilst driving.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving To use the braking effect of the engine, shift to a lower gear in good time.

* NOTE Damage to the drivetrain and engine when pulling away

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Do not warm up the engine while the vehicle is stationary. Pull away immediately.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Avoid high engine speeds and driving at full throttle until the engine has reached its operating temperature.

NOTE Damage to the catalytic converter due to non-combusted fuel

The engine is not running smoothly and is misfiring.

Non-combusted fuel may get into the catalytic converter.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Only depress the accelerator pedal slightly.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on driving Have the cause rectified immediately at a qualified specialist workshop.

Pulling away with optimized acceleration

WARNING Risk of skidding and having an accident from wheels spinning When you use optimized acceleration, individual wheels could spin and you could lose control of the vehicle...

Notes on driving on salt-treated roads

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Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows To activate/deactivate: press button Mercedes-Benz GLC. Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows. The rear side window can be opened or closed in the following cases:

Indicator lamp Mercedes-Benz GLC. Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows is lit: via the switch on the driver's door Indicator lamp Mercedes-Benz GLC. Activating or deactivating the child safety lock for the rear side windows is off: via the switch on the corresponding rear door or driver's door

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