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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Owners Manual: Attaching the roof carrier

WARNING Risk of injury if the maximum roof load is exceeded
When you load the roof, the center of gravity of the vehicle rises and the usual driving characteristics as well as the steering and braking characteristics change. During cornering, the vehicle tilts more strongly and may react more sluggishly to steering movements.

If you exceed the maximum roof load, the driving characteristics, as well as the steering and braking characteristics, will be greatly impaired.

  • Always comply with the maximum roof load and adjust your driving style.

You will find information on the maximum roof load in the "Technical data" section.

NOTE Vehicle damage from nonapproved roof racks
The vehicle could be damaged by roof racks which have not been tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz.
  • Only use roof racks tested and approved by Mercedes-Benz.
  • Depending on the vehicle equipment, ensure that when the roof rack is installed:
    • The sliding sunroof can be fully raised.
    • The trunk lid can be fully opened.
  • Position the load on the roof rack in such a way that the vehicle will not sustain damage even when it is in motion.

 

NOTE Damage to the panoramic sliding sunroof when a roof rack is fitted
The panoramic sliding sunroof may be damaged by the roof rack if you attempt to open it when the roof rack is fitted.
  • Do not open the panoramic sliding sunroof if a roof rack is fitted.

In order to allow ventilation of the vehicle interior, you can raise the panoramic sliding sunroof.

 

NOTE Damage to the sliding sunroof when a roof rack is installed
The sliding sunroof may be damaged by the roof rack if you attempt to open it when the roof rack is installed.
  • Do not open the sliding sunroof when the roof rack is installed.

In order to allow ventilation of the vehicle interior, you can raise the sliding sunroof.

Stowage areas

NOTE Damage to the covers
The covers may be damaged and scratched when being opened.
  • Do not use metallic or hard objects.
  • Carefully fold covers 1 upwards in the direction of the arrow.
  • Secure the roof rack to the anchorage points under covers 1.
  • Comply with the roof rack manufacturer's installation instructions.
  • Secure the load on the roof rack.
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