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Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a Mercedes-Benz SLK230 is between $756 and $924 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

Mercedes-Benz Repair Estimates
Car
Service
Price
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
ABS Wheel Speed Sensor Replacement
$117 - $194
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Location: Front
Brake Pad Replacement
$59 - $376
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Location: Upper
Radiator Hose Replacement
$127 - $182
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230
Ball Joint Replacement - Lower
$161 - $300
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Location: Both Sides
Strut/Shock Absorber Replacement - Front
$402 - $539

Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Problems

Inside Grab Handles/Upholstery/Door Trim Panels May Delaminate

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.

Check Engine Light On Due to Failed Mass Air Flow Sensor

The mass air flow sensor can fail, resulting in poor fuel economy and Check Engine Light illumination.

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Questions

I found this beauty for about $7000! 138,000 Mi on it. Is that too many miles? (3 answers)

This is a 1 owner , immaculate roadster...which wont be driven hard by me...only once in awhile. Is that just too many miles on a 4 Cyl engine to risk it? Thank you so much!

where do I get my vario roof repaired (1 answer)

automatic roof light blinks and beeps wing windows won't go up after manually putting roof up. roof stopped working when I dropped a bag of potting soil into the trunk. It may have hit a latch or sensor

No high beam, horn doesn't work, camshaft timing error (1 answer)

What makes the high beam not to work?

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Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Recalls

Recall 05V505000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, FAILURE OF ONE OF THE SIDE BRAKE LIGHTS CAN OCCUR. THE BASE OF THE SOCKET CAN BE SUBJECT TO THERMAL DEFORMATION OVER TIME.
Recall 02V152000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PROPER HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS.
Recall 01I005000
THIS IS NOT A SAFETY RECALL IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SAFETY ACT. HOWEVER, IT IS DEEMED A SAFETY IMPROVEMENT CAMPAIGN BY THE AGENCY. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 2000 SLK AND E-CLASS VEHICLES. SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED WHEN THE VEHICLE IS LEFT PARKED IN HIGH TEMPERATURES DURING WARMER MONTHS.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Reviews

I am the third owner of a fully loaded Sport Pkg SLK230 with 115,000 miles on the odometer. Since purchasing, I have had to replace the front end ball joints and connecting rods which also meant replacing the front tires which had worn prematurely on the edges. I purchased the interior paint from a place in Australia and that solved the ugly interior look. I have been very happy with the ...
Ok. I have to brag about my car. I've never thought of buying a Mercedes but my 2000 Ford Explorer XLT is giving me problems. I recently turned 46 and thought of getting a convertible. I test drove one of the convertible BMW(can't recall model/series) but it handle not too shabby. I asked the used car dealer to show me anothe convertible. He showed me this car and i fell immediately in lov...
The cost of ownership for this car is too much to handle. I am very disappointed. The interior is peeling, the exterior is rusting from underneath the paint, so many electrical problems, and it costs so much just for the dealership to look at it. It was my dream to own a Mercedes but it turned out to be a nightmare. Never again.

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