Mercedes-Benz GLC : Tow starting or towing away / Permitted towing methods

Plug-in hybrid: be sure to observe the notes in the Supplement. You could otherwise fail to recognize dangers.

NOTE Damage from automatic braking

If one of the following functions is switched on, the vehicle brakes automatically in certain situations:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC
  • HOLD function
  • Active Parking Assist

To avoid damage to the vehicle, deactivate these systems in the following or similar situations:

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Permitted towing methods During towing

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Permitted towing methods In a car wash

Mercedes-Benz recommends transporting your vehicle in the case of a breakdown, rather than towing it away.

For towing, use a tow rope or tow bar with both axles on the ground. Do not use tow bar systems.

NOTE Damage to the vehicle due to towing away incorrectly

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Permitted towing methods Observe the instructions and notes on towing away.

Vehicles with automatic transmission

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Permitted towing methods

4MATIC vehicles

Mercedes-Benz GLC. Permitted towing methods

To tow with a raised axle: towing should be performed by a towing company.

    Tow starting or towing away

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    Towing the vehicle with both axles on the ground

    Observe the notes on the permitted towing methods. Make sure that the battery is connected and charged. Observe the following points when the battery is discharged: The engine cannot be started The electric parking brake cannot be released or applied Vehicles with automatic transmission: The automatic transmission cannot be shifted to position or Vehicles with automatic transmission: If the automatic transmission cannot be shifted to position , or the multifunction display in the instrument cluster does not show anything, have the vehicle transported away...

    Other information:

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Active Lane Keeping Assist


    Function of Active Lane Keeping Assist Active Lane Keeping Assist monitors the area in front of your vehicle by means of the multifunction camera. It serves to protect you against unintentionally leaving your lane. You will be warned by vibration pulses in the steering wheel and guided by a course-correcting brake application back into your lane...

    Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2024 Owners Manual: Function of PRE-SAFE® PLUS (anticipatory occupant protection plus)


    PRE-SAFE® (anticipatory occupant protection) PRE-SAFE® is able to detect certain critical driving situations and implement pre-emptive measures to protect the vehicle occupants. PRE-SAFE® can implement the following measures independently of each other: Tightening the seat belts on the driver's seat and front passenger seat...

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