2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280

2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Problems

Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

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.

Internal 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.

Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles

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.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Questions

various 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.

Where is the OBD plug for 2007 280slk? (1 answer)

I have an OBD receiver available

I started the engine and a big puff of blue smoke appeared. It only happened once. (1 answer)

what would cause a big puff of blue smoke when starting the engine after sitting over night, it only happened once.!!

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Recalls

Driver'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.

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Reviews

This is my third Mercedes, second from new...it is by far the best one I have owned. 1st, 300SD, 2nd, C230w and now my SLK. It gathers longing looks everywhere...Caddilac owners drool and BMW drivers trade theirs in for a Mercedes after talking to me...gotta love it....& I do...yes, I do...

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