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.
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Problems
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.
Oil may leak from an inspection cover on the front of the engine. Updated parts are available.
Bad spark plug wires can cause misfires; the Check Engine Light may illuminate.
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG 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 SLK55 AMG Questions and Answers
It has been regularly serviced by a main dealer - should this have been picked up