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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Problems
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.
A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.
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.
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Recalls (Recent)
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There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Questions and Answers
My engine light goes on but the car runs fine with lots of power. I have checked gas cap and that is secure. No smells no anything. Could it be a malfunction in the light or something to do with...
Is it important to have engine light that stays on checked out when car shows no problems what so ever.
How do I set the clock in my slk350? Also, is there a button to open the trunk from the inside of the car?
Yes I can smell oil burning coming from under my hood. I can also see small drops around the back side of the valve covers.
You said: Spark plug tube seals and grommets can also leak oil, which can...