2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.
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.
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.
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil level sensor. Replacement of the leaking sensor will commonly correct this concern.