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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Problems

Rough Shifting of Automatic Transmission

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.

Spark plug wires causing misfire

Bad spark plug wires can cause misfires; the Check Engine Light may illuminate.

Tapping noise due to uneven camshaft and rocker arm wear
Due to uneven camshaft and rocker arm wear, lifters and rocker arms can be noisy, sounding like tapping coming from under the hood. The cam and all the rocker arms should be replaced.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG 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.

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.

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