2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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2004 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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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

Are the HUB Tie Rod Replacement & Wheel bearing Replacement all ONE job? (1 answer)

I took my car in to one of the companies I found on RepairPal for: 1) Front left wheel bearing replacement (2) power steering hose replace. Its 10 yrs old 171,000 miles. They recommended their over all exam of car $88. I agreed. No problem. However, I am confused with the billing.

They are c...

How to I access the rear antenna to check if the cable has become dislodged? (1 answer)

How do I access the rear antenna to check to see if it is attached? I am getting no reception on my radio. I disconnected/reconnected the battery--this did not solve the situation. When I push the "WB" button--I have nothing. I am assuming the cable has become dislodged. Is this a p...

Air filter A / C cabin (2 answers)

I want to change the air filter of A / C cabin and not donte is located or how to do it

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2004 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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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Reviews

First and last Mercedes I will own. I am extremely disappointed with the cost of ownership, reliability is extremely poor.

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