Mercedes-Benz GLC : Cleaning and care / Notes on using a power washer

WARNING Risk of an accident when using power washers with round-spray nozzles

The water jet can cause externally invisible damage.

Components damaged in this way may unexpectedly fail.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on using a power washer Do not use a power washer with roundspray nozzles.

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Notes on using a power washer Have damaged tires or chassis parts replaced immediately.

To avoid damage to your vehicle, observe the following when using a power washer:

  • The SmartKey is at a minimum distance of 10 ft (3 m) away from the vehicle. Otherwise the tailgate could open unintentionally.
  • Maintain a distance of at least 11.8 in (30 cm) to the vehicle.
  • Vehicles with decorative foil: parts of your vehicle are covered with a decorative foil. Maintain a distance of at least 27.6 in (70 cm) between the foil-covered parts of the vehicle and the nozzle of the power washer. Move the power washer nozzle around whilst cleaning. The water temperature of the power washer must not exceed 140°F (60°C).
  • Observe the information on the correct distance in the equipment manufacturer's operating instructions.
  • Do not direct the nozzle of the power washer directly at sensitive parts, e.g. tires, gaps, electrical components, batteries, light sources and ventilation slits.

    Notes on washing the vehicle in a car wash

    WARNING Risk of accident due to reduced braking effect after washing the vehicle The braking effect is reduced after washing the vehicle. After the vehicle has been washed, brake carefully while paying attention to the traffic conditions until the braking effect has been fully restored...

    Washing the vehicle by hand

    NOTE Engine damage due to water ingress Take care not to point the water jet directly towards the air inlet grille below the hood. Observe the legal requirements, e...

    Other information:

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Checking the tire pressure manually

    Read the tire pressure recommended for the current operating conditions from the Tire and Loading Information placard or the tire pressure table. Observe the notes on tire pressure. Remove the valve cap of the tire to be checked. Press the tire pressure gauge securely onto the valve...

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual: System limits

    The rear view camera will not function or will only partially function in the following situations: The tailgate is open. There is heavy rain, snow or fog. The ambient light conditions are poor, e.g. at night. Cameras, or vehicle components in which the cameras are installed, are damaged, dirty or covered...


    Unlocking the tailgate with the emergency key


    The rear seat backrest has been folded forward. The cargo compartment cover has been removed.

    Mercedes-Benz GLC. Unlocking the tailgate with the emergency key

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