Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SLK280

No_car_image
Get a Repair Estimate
Guaranteed by certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Get a Repair Estimate For Your Mercedes-Benz SLK280
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 1,700 quality certified locations nationwide. Learn more
Repair Estimates

Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator

Mercedes-Benz SLK280
$
262
to $
454
Mercedes-Benz SLK280
$
93
to $
169
Mercedes-Benz SLK280
$
703
to $
855
Mercedes-Benz SLK280
$
271
to $
361
Mercedes-Benz SLK280
$
118
to $
170

Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

Brake Pads & Rotors May Wear After 20,000 Miles

As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.

Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

See More Problems (7)

Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Questions

various electrical problems: radio, a/c, windows, seats won't turn on and off, (1 answer)

and the speed ometer and turn signals stop working. Lights are strong, car starts right away.

could repairing my blower motor and regulator, short out my radio? (1 answer)

my AC wasn't working, had it fixed, and now the radio doesn't work. is that coincidence, or just bad timing?

where is the blower motor resister located ? under the dash or under hood (1 answer)

on the firewall? blower is not running on any speed.

See More Questions (19)

Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures And Sprays Metal Fragments

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may deploy the air bag with excessive pressure, resulting in the inflator rupturing and causing metal debris to be sprayed onto vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

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.

Internal Failure of Front Interior Control Module

Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.

See More Recalls (3)

Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Reviews

Had a 200 slk before this. Was a much nicer car. I have had this car since new and have had numerous problems with it from solenoids to stalling for no reason. Not impressed. This is my last MB. It only has 65k on the clock and I have babied it. No reason for the issues.
This is my third Mercedes, second from new...it is by far the best one I have owned. 1st, 300SD, 2nd, C230w and now my SLK. It gathers longing looks everywhere...Caddilac owners drool and BMW drivers trade theirs in for a Mercedes after talking to me...gotta love it....& I do...yes, I do...
I bought this car a couple of weeks ago with 25,000 miles. It has the AMG package with other additional options and it is a beauty. I am thrilled to have it.

See More Reviews (3)