2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 ProblemsInternal Component Failure May Cause Rough Shifting
Vehicles equipped with a 7-speed automatic transmission may develop a rough shifting condition, most commonly going up from first to second gear and going down from third to second or second to first gear. Our technicians tell us this is due to an internal component failure. Mercedes has released updated parts; the transmission will need to be removed and disassembled to complete the necessary repairs.
The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.
High mileage or older vehicles commonly develop leaks from the differential seals and/or cover. Our technicians recommend a complete reseal of the differential unit whenever these leaks are repaired.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Questionscould repairing my blower motor and regulator, short out my radio? (1 answer)
my AC wasn't working, had it fixed, and now the radio doesn't work. is that coincidence, or just bad timing?
on the firewall? blower is not running on any speed.
the shift gear identification does not have a light. How can I replace the bulb inside? is there anywhere I can find the way to remove the center console? PS. my slk is a 1998 model year
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 RecallsIncorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision
There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.