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Mercedes-Benz GLC : Notes on driving / Notes on driving through water on the road surface

Water which has entered into the vehicle can damage the engine, electrics and transmission.

Water can also enter the air intake of the engine and cause engine damage.

Observe the following if you must drive through water:

  • Observe the maximum permissible fording depth.
  • Drive at a maximum speed of 6 mph (10 km/h); water can otherwise enter the vehicle interior or engine compartment.
  • Vehicles traveling in front, or oncoming vehicles, can create waves which may exceed the maximum permissible depth of the water.

The braking effect of the brakes is reduced after fording. Brake carefully while paying attention to the traffic conditions until braking power has been fully restored.

    Notes on hydroplaning

    Hydroplaning can take place once a certain amount of water has accumulated on the road surface. Observe the following notes during heavy precipitation or in conditions in which hydroplaning may occur: Reduce speed Avoid tire ruts Avoid sudden steering movements Brake carefully Also observe the notes on regularly checking wheels and tires...

    Notes on off-road driving

    WARNING Risk of accident if you do not keep to line of fall on inclines If you drive at an angle or turn on an incline, the vehicle could slip sideways, tip and rollover...

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