2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320

2004 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.

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance.

Spark plug wires causing misfire

Bad spark plug wires can cause misfires; the Check Engine Light may illuminate.

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Questions

Where is the maintenance port located (1 answer)

Are hinges for the trunk different if it is a convertible. Top will not open. (1 answer)

I had the hinges replaced last year and haven't used the convertible top since then. The windows roll down and I can hear the motor running but the top will not roll back into the trunk. My thought is that maybe the convertible has a different hinge connection.

a/c Trouble (1 answer)

Your problems section for this vehicle states...
The evaporator temperature sensor can fail, causing the AC compressor not to cycle. If the AC compressor does not cycle on, the AC system will not blow cold air. If the AC compressor is stuck on, the air will be very cold at first, before warming ...

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2004 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.

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