2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Problems

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.

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 engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Questions

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

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Recalls

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.

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Reviews

I bought this car a couple of weeks ago with 25,000 miles. It has the AMG package with other additional options and it is a beauty. I am thrilled to have it.

Had a 200 slk before this. Was a much nicer car. I have had this car since new and have had numerous problems with it from solenoids to stalling for no reason. Not impressed. This is my last MB. It only has 65k on the clock and I have babied it. No reason for the issues.

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