1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
1,083
to $
1,403
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
171
to $
293
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
446
to $
823
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
268
to $
446
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
96
to $
178

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Problems

Check Engine Light and Engine Misfire

Failed spark plug wires and/or ignition coils can cause intermittent misfires (rough running); the Check Engine Light may also illuminate. Diagnoses of the ignition system will be necessary to determine which components are at fault.

Tube for EGR system may clog from carbon buildup

A tube for the EGR system tends to clog with carbon buildup.

Poor AC performance Due to Evaporator Temperature Sensor Failure

The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not turn on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming up.

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

R & R instrument cluster to fix now START ERROR only runs for a second (1 answer)

Took it to a shop and they stated it was the computer under the hood, they said it got wet, which seem impossible they way it is sealed

Battery died and I recharged it per manual instructions but still nothing works. (1 answer)

My voltage meter reads 12 volts after recharging and I get nothing, no dash lights, head lights, nothing. Everything is dead. What should I try next?

trunk would not lock closed, top would not go up and then every thing worked ok (1 answer)

top was down and I opened trunk and then it would not lock closed ,after sitting a few hours every thing worked fine ?Never did that before .no codes I could trip the lock with a screw driver but would not lock when closed

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Recalls

Recall 05V505000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, FAILURE OF ONE OF THE SIDE BRAKE LIGHTS CAN OCCUR. THE BASE OF THE SOCKET CAN BE SUBJECT TO THERMAL DEFORMATION OVER TIME.

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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 ...
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 ...

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