Inside grab handles, the upholstery on the center console cover, and door trim panels can delaminate. Most commonly replacement of the affected part is necessary.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate
Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Problem
Average Mileage: 95,257 mi (35,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
The outer panel on both doors is delaminating from the inner panel that attaches to the metal part of the inner door. Noticed it when my elbow leaned against the hand hold that is used to to open or close the door. There was movement and a sort of crackling noise. Dealer said it costs about $450 per door for a new panel. The repair cost is about $250 per door to re-glue the panel, but it is not guaranteed.
Visitor, 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK320, 35,000 mi
Same problem, independent shop advised common issue & no real repair possible due to cheap "pleather" used on interior doors, center console, glove box.
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320, 136,800 mi
This is a particularly bad when your tan peels off and is black underneath! Am embarrassed to give anyone a ride in my outwardly beautiful car, and the "re-touch" paint just looks cheezy... really my only complaint about this car, bought new in '01 and has been peeling for past 6 yrs.
same problem, not fixed
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320, 96,000 mi
no solution except to replace i suppose. the "leather' coating scratches easily and has peeled of in several areas on center console and glove box. we just bought this vehicle used and it was like this already.