2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Repair and Maintenance Costs
A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 ProblemsRough Shifting of Automatic Transmission
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.
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.
The Mercedes Benz SLK350 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers.
On the back of the cylinder heads there are three, in total, plastic expansion plugs that plug access ports to the camshafts. These plugs are well known for seeping oil, and leaking if left unattended. The oil will run down the back of the engine and eventually make it to the ground.
Replacement of these three plastic plugs is extremely simple, and should be done as regular maintenance. The recommended interval for replacement is every 60,000 miles.
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Questionswhy car did not start after battery boost (1 answer)
why car did not start after battery boost
I've owned the vehicle for about six months, and took it to the dealer before it went out of warranty. I reported that I had intermittently detected a very strong, obnoxious odor in the passenger cabin of the car. Kind of a chemical odor - bad enough to burn my eyes at times. I've not ...
Check engine light came on the day after filling the gas tank
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 RecallsDriver'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.
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.