2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

2002 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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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

I use a battery-tender 24/7 to keep battery charged but after driving 25-30 miles it will not start if turned off. (1 answer)

The battery has been replaced twice. I run it while parked until it reaches 180 operational temp. on days it isn't driven. Yet it will not start w/o the Battery Tender being connected. All diagnostic checks are alright. The front right fender(battery side) was damaged & repaired.

code P0410 from diagnostices behind check engine light (1 answer)

Sometimes im in a hurry and just jump in my car and start her and take off. Not giving her the opportunity to warm up. Could that cause my check engine light to come on and diagnostics give me a code of P0410?
Just curious cause theres no change in the way the car runs. She runs great. I didnt c...

how many hours approximately does it take to change lower control arm bushings for this car? (1 answer)

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2002 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.

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