Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SLK350

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Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Problems

Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration

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.

Camshaft Adjuster Solenoid Failure

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.

Leaks Develop at Differential Seals/Cover on High Mileage/Older Vehicles

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.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Questions

how much does a new key cost (1 answer)

My Mercedes Benz SLK350 (2006) had error codes 0301 and 0351 (rom Auto Zone (1 answer)

The above codes came on when it was misfiring (which i explained to them is random).I took it to the shop, and they found other codes (I'm sure...it is a 2006). After looking at their codes, they found the bumble flap to be loose. They repaired these..and i was hoping it fixed my problem. The...

how to route small cable from under hood to car's interior? grommet location? (1 answer)

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Mercedes-Benz SLK350 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.

Front Passenger Seat Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

In a crash that deploys vehicle air bags to protect occupants, the passenger seat air bag may not deploy, increasing risk of injury. Dealers will replace the passenger seat air bag free of charge to resolve the problem.

The Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy

The passenger seat cushion contains a sensing device (occupant classification system, or OCS) to determine if a child safety seat is in use on that seat. The system is designed to turn off the passenger airbag when the system senses a child safety seat in use. These vehicles are being recalled because the system may not correctly classify a very light weight person and incorrectly disable the passenger airbag. This would increase the risk of personal injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger seat cushion, including the OCS to correct this concern.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Reviews

I've been driving the 2012 SLK350 since late June 2011. Overall, it's a great car. I love its performance and handling. There has been one annoying mechanical deficit though. A month after I took delivery of the vehicle, it started sounding like a helicopter was hovering about 10 feet overhead. Turns out a fuel pump valve was bad. So, after waiting 3 weeks for the part to arrive from Germany, t...
An excellent convertable. The hard top convertible works well and provides and excellent hard-top driving during off season driving. The car has been a very good value for me. Gas milage has been about 18-20 MPG around town. Despite being small, the trunk holds two sets of golf clubs (carry bag size) but you cannot also put the top down. My only complaints are that it is a roadster, so it is no...
I have to make a trip almost every month for one or other electrical problem. Fix one, and then another one shows up in 5-10 days. Nothing major, mostly turn signals, fog lights, seat belt sensors.

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