2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 ProblemsRough Shifting of Automatic Transmission
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.
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.
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Questionsvarious electrical problems: radio, a/c, windows, seats won't turn on and off, (1 answer)
and the speed ometer and turn signals stop working. Lights are strong, car starts right away.
I have an OBD receiver available
what would cause a big puff of blue smoke when starting the engine after sitting over night, it only happened once.!!
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 RecallsDriver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments
The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.