2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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2003 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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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

moving forward from stop: engine revs up but no go. Or lurches forward 2-3 times (2 answers)

Stop, put in park, then drive, press gas and all ok. Done this 4-5 times past 3 weeks.

the ac/heater fan turns on and runs for awhile, then goes off, then on (1 answer)

ac fan will not stay on, runs for a little, then goes off, will come back on later but then turns off in a while

the replacement part.how do i remove the old one, does it take a special tool? (1 answer)

i need to know how to remove the bad wire harness adapter so i can put in the new one.

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2003 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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