The first-generation GLC-Class (X253) was introduced in 2015 as a successor to the GLK-Class. It featured a more refined and rounded design compared to its predecessor. The GLC-Class offered a range of engine options, including gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants. It provided a comfortable and luxurious interior, advanced safety features and the latest infotainment technology. The first-generation GLC-Class received positive reviews for its balanced performance, upscale interior and overall refinement, but does have a few common problems to note.
Electrical System Malfunctions: Common electrical glitches with the infotainment system, sensors and electronic modules can occur in the 1st generation. These problems can often be resolved through software updates or component replacements.
Transmission Issues: Some owners have reported a jerky or jolt-like transmission. Regular maintenance of transmission fluid flushes, valves and levels checks, along with updated software can help make the ride smoother.
Tire Scrubbing: Also known by owners as tire skipping or crabbing, this may happen when the vehicle is driven and the steering wheel is at full lock. A loud thud is heard and the steering wheel scrubs or shudders. Mercedes did an update on the steering geometry to fix this issues, but it still may be persistent in some models.
Brake Squeal Problem: Early year model GLC-Class vehicles were known to have a rear brake squeal issue. Brake pad and rotor replacements may help with this issue. If your older year GLC is making noises, bring it to an experienced Mercedes-Benz repair shop for inspection.
If your encounter these or any other problems with your Mercedes-Benz GLC Class, take it to the nearest Mercedes-Benz service center for diagnostics as soon as possible.
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