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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Closing the trunk lid

WARNING Risk of injury from unsecured items in the vehicle
If objects, luggage or loads are not secured or not secured sufficiently, they could slip, tip over or be thrown around and thereby hit vehicle occupants.

There is a risk of injury, particularly in the event of sudden braking

  • Always stow objects in such a way that they cannot be thrown around.
  • Before the journey, secure objects, luggage or loads against slipping or tipping over.

Comply with the loading guidelines when you are loading the vehicle.

WARNING Risk of becoming trapped during automatic closing of the trunk lid
Parts of the body could become trapped during automatic closing of the trunk lid. Moreover, people, e.g. children, may be standing in the closing area or may enter the closing area during the closing process.
  • Make sure that nobody is in the vicinity of the closing area during the closing process.
  • Use one of the following options to stop the closing process:
    • Press the button on the SmartKey.
    • Press or pull the remote operating switch on the driver's door.
    • Press the closing or locking button on the trunk lid.
    • Pull the trunk lid handle.

Vehicles with HANDS-FREE ACCESS: It is also possible to stop the closing process by making a kicking movement with your foot below the rear bumper.

You have the following options for closing the trunk lid:

  • Pull the trunk lid down using the handle recess and push it closed.

  • Vehicles with HANDS-FREE ACCESS: With the trunk lid completely opened, make a kicking movement with your foot below the bumper.

  • Vehicles with trunk lid convenience closing feature: Pull the trunk lid handle and release it as soon as it starts to close.

  • Vehicles with trunk lid convenience closing feature: With the trunk lid stopped in an intermediate position, push it downwards.

    The trunk lid will continue to close.

  • Vehicles with trunk lid convenience closing feature and KEYLESS-GO: With the trunk lid completely opened, press and hold the button on the SmartKey (with the SmartKey in the vicinity of the vehicle).

Trunk

  • Vehicles with trunk lid convenience closing feature: Press the trunk lid remote operating switch 1.

Trunk

  • Vehicles with trunk lid convenience closing feature: Press closing button 1 on the trunk lid.
  • Vehicles with trunk lid convenience closing feature and KEYLESS-GO: Press locking button 2 on the trunk lid.

    If a SmartKey is detected outside the vehicle, the trunk lid will close and the vehicle will be locked.

Trunk lid automatic reversing feature

If an object obstructs the trunk lid during the automatic closing process, the trunk lid will open again automatically. The automatic reversing feature is only an aid and is not a substitute for your attentiveness.

  • When closing, make sure that no body parts are in the closing area.
WARNING Risk of becoming trapped despite the reversing function
The reversing function does not react:
  • to soft, light and thin objects, e.g. fingers.
  • over the last 1/3 in (8 mm) of the closing path.

In these situations in particular, the reversing function cannot prevent someone being trapped.

  • When closing, make sure that no body parts are in the closing area.
  • If someone is trapped, use one of the following options:
    • Press the button on the SmartKey.
    • Press the remote operating switch on the driver's door.
    • Press the closing or locking button on the trunk lid.
    • Pull the trunk lid handle.
    Opening the trunk lid

    HANDS-FREE ACCESS function

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