2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320

2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Problems

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.

Replace air filter when replacing failed mass air flow sensor

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor tends to fail. The engine air filter should be replaced when the mass air flow sensor is replaced; a dirty filter can allow debris to damage the new sensor.

Oil May Leak From PCV Vent Housings and Inspection Plates

An engine Oil leak may develop from the PCV vent housing on the valve cover and/or the inspection plate on the front of the engine.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Questions

My 02 slk320 stalls while driving and other electrical issues. Please help!! (1 answer)

The electrical issues range from dash lights to keyless entry. Now it stalls occasionally while driving and won't start back up for a while. I have replaced the k40 relay and the crank shaft sensor. Neither have worked.

cannot find low side service port for ac system (1 answer)

thought it was on dryer but when loosened freon started coming out

How do I test Blower Motor Resistor to veriy it is good? Visually it looks ok. (1 answer)

Completely disassembled motor/cage assembly. The motor is definitely bad! Signs of arcing/burns,etc. Motor needs to be replaced but want to make sure resistor didn't cause the problem.
Thanks for any help you can provide>

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 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.
Recall 02V152000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PROPER HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Reviews

Have had the common problems , replaced the crankshaft position sensor, and the engine management relay, both were simple DIY fixes. Had the tail light units replaced under a recall notice. Love the car. Handles and drives great. The Chrysler Crossfire shares 80% of the mechanical components with the SLK320. It is very helpful to buy a factory Crossfire service manual(2-3 vols).
Power on highway a plus comfort a plus interior paint on consul sucks fads dilaminates what a joy I love mine great happiness
Car wont crank at times for days then when it does it also go days like nothing is wrong.Its like it picks the days it wants to run.Car has 99000 miles on it.

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