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
$
1,404
to $
2,160
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
272
to $
380
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
1,162
to $
1,428
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
714
to $
909
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
490
to $
572

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Problems

Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate

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.

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

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.

Hinges For Sun Visor May Break

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

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

What would prevent car from starting. (1 answer)

Started car in garage. Shut off. Tried to start 6hrs later. Car turns over, acts like its gonna start then falls flat on It's face. Shows "start fail" for maint code on dash.

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?

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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

Rated
based on 3 customer 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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