Oil From Cam Adjuster Solenoid May Leak into Engine Wiring Harness on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

Engine oil can leak into the engine wiring harness from the cam adjuster solenoid. The oil can migrate through the wires and possibly damage the engine control unit. A leaking adjuster solenoid should be replaced.

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Average mileage: 90,561 (60,000–137,687)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
14 people reported this problem
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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 78,118 mi,
Oil spot under car. Leak repaired at dealership.
also, check engine light is on with codes OBD (P0170, P0130, P0110 )
This has been ( fixed) twice, and its doing it again. Quite expensive to fix. So much for good Greman engineering....
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 137,687 mi,
Kept having O2 sensor problems, went to dealer and they informed of the problem. They recommended replacing the cam sensor and trying to flush the wiring to the O2 sensor connector with solvent.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 92,000 mi,
Kept having O2 sensor problems, went to dealer and they informed of the problem. They recommended replacing the cam sensor and trying to flush the wiring to the O2 sensor connector with solvent.