2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Problems

Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate

Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.

Roof won't open/close correctly

Position switches for the vario roof can fail, causing the roof to stop in the process of opening or closing.

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Questions

My SLK32 required a jump start, the parking lights and fog lights stayed on. (1 answer)

The lights remained on despite the headlight switch being set to Off. Also, the security system started sounding at random intervals. I pulled three fuses to turn off the lights. The security system still sounds at random times. What would cause the lights to stay on with the engine off?

After replacing a dead battery on My 2003 SLK32 AMG, the radio will not turn on. (1 answer)

Dead battery for a couple weeks. Replaced by triple A. Radio will not turn on.

intermittent car engine vibrations or shaking (1 answer)

This is a very unusual problem and really don't know the cause:

There are a few occassions when I experience random moderate to excessive car body shakes (has to be caused by the engine) when I'm either at a stop sign or on the driveway with the car on idle. I'm not sure if this also...

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG Recalls

Recall 05V505000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, FAILURE OF ONE OF THE SIDE BRAKE LIGHTS CAN OCCUR. THE BASE OF THE SOCKET CAN BE SUBJECT TO THERMAL DEFORMATION OVER TIME.

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