2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
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111
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158
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
94
to $
137
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
475
to $
560
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
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1,127
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1,387
2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
$
1,372
to $
2,128

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Problems

Mass Air Flow Sensor Failure Causing Poor Fuel Economy and Check Engine Light on

The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.

Repair Leaks From Head Gasket/Timing Cover Gasket Before Oil and Coolant Intermix

Internal and External engine oil & coolant leaks can develop from the head gasket and/or timing cover gasket; these leaks should be repaired before the engine oil and coolant intermix which can result in severe engine damage.

Wire Connector on Transmission May Leak Fluid and Damage Control Module

The electrical connector at the automatic transmission may leak fluid. Over time leaking fluid could migrate through the wiring harness and damage the transmission control module. If that happens a new harness and control module may be necessary to correct the problem.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

How do you reset the pop off valve? (1 answer)

Abs light stays on permanent is it just a faulty scener switch (1 answer)

I have been told it's just a faulty scener switch?

Why is the speedometer needle stuck all the way over to the right. (1 answer)

It has been like this for about a year. Every once in a while it will work normally for a few days, but mostly not. The odometer works fine. Banging on the dash didn't seem to help. Thanks.

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2000 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.
Recall 02V152000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PROPER HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS.
Recall 01I005000
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2000 SLK AND E-CLASS VEHICLES. SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED WHEN THE VEHICLE IS LEFT PARKED IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING WARMER MONTHS.

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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Reviews

ive had this car for 6 years...it has 130,000 miles on it and ive never had an issue with it beside normal maintance. I use it as an everyday car, so it gets a lot of wear and tear...some of the vinyl on consol has peeled and my visor clips are broke on driver side, but then again, the car is 11 years old...i still get compliements on this car...and i tell everyone its 11 years old!
nice car got 195000 miles and still runing strong 2000 230slk
I bought my 2000 slk in the year 2009 with 94000 miles on it I am extremely impressed with this car dollar for dollar how it has stood the test of time. This car STILL turns heads and elicits a lot of respect and questions from passers by.

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