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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

It is not uncommon for the sun visor hinges to break.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

Irregular and premature tire wear can be caused by the lower control arm bushings cracking, resulting excessive movement at the control arm pivot point. Ball joints can also wear out prematurely, causing similar tire wear symptoms. I some cases it may be necessary to replace the lower control arm, including bushings & ball joint to correct this concern.

Engine -- Verified

Engine oil can leak into the engine wiring harness from the cam adjuster solenoid. The oil can migrate through the wires and possibly damage the engine control unit. A leaking adjuster solenoid should be replaced.

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Recalls (Recent)

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions and Answers

Itry, 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, Bedford, MA

My window washer fluid leaks out all over my garage floor. This is the second time it's happened in the 10 years I've owned the car. It comes out by the left-front headlight, and the re...

georgios, 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, Guaynabo, PR

hi,i had a problem in opening my roof for 1 month.
there is a leak in the back right side in car box.
im just wondering how can i open the roof manual?
slk230 1999..

xxracerxx, 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, Oakdale, CA

I have a 1999 SLK 230 and out of the blue for about the past 6 months my cars has developed an issue that sometimes when you put the key in to start it all of the dash lights come on as normal howe...

Stan K, 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, Fountain Hills, AZ

When the air conditioning works, it provides very cold air. The problem is that some of the time the AC fan comes on when I start the car and some times it doesn't come on for up to 15 minutes...

Stan K, 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230, Fountain Hills, AZ

When air folow thru the dash vents my AC works great. The problem is that there may be air from vents when I start the car, I park the car and start again and there is no air. Some times there is...

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Reviews

I am the third owner of a fully loaded Sport Pkg SLK230 with 115,000
miles on the odometer. Since purchasing, I have had to replace the
front end ball joints and connecting rods which also meant replacing
the front tires which had worn prematurely on the edges. I purchased the interior paint from a place in Australia and that solved the ugly
interior look. I have been very happy with the car overall; only
regret is that I live in a northern state so I have to hibernate my car in the winter.

Good car I have 165000 miles on my 1999, and it is running good had to do a litlle extra when i bought it, 3 years ago but had little to do since. Still fun and has pep

I love my car. I had a Mazda RX7 before this and the SLK is much more substantial and feels more sturdy. Plus it has a ton more airbags than my Mazda did.

As long as you are aware that the SLK isn't going to have all the luxury bells and whistles that another car in the same price bracket does, you won't be disappointed. I love the ease in lowering the top on warm days and the power off the line. It's a fun car and so far, knock on wood, it hasn't cost me too much in repairs.

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