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 ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Faulty Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid
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.
As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
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.