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: 97,800 mi (35,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
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.