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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Problems

Find the most common issues based on 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 owner complaints.

Most Common 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Problems

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 f...
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...
The Mercedes Benz SLK350 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers. On the back of the cylinder heads there ...
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2 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Brakes Problems

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 abou...
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.

3 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Drive Train Problems

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 f...
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.
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 ...

0 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Electrical & Lights Problems

5 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Engine Problems

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...
The Mercedes Benz SLK350 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers. On the back of the cylinder heads there ...
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

0 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Miscellaneous Problems

1 Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Suspension & Steering Problem

The power steering reservoir designed for the Mercedes Benz SLK350 commonly leaks power steering fluid causing a screeching sound when turning the steering wheel, especially when the vehicle is sto...

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Known 2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 Problems & Complaints

The engine in the SLK350 is known by Mercedes Benz to have issues due to a poorly manufactured gear on the balance shaft (also known as the counter-rotating assembly). Since the balance shaft gear ...
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 abou...
The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
The Mercedes Benz SLK350 may have engine oil seeping or leaking from the back of the cylinder heads. This is commonly misdiagnosed as leaking valve covers. On the back of the cylinder heads there ...
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.
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 ...
The anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly may fail due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years in order to help prevent this problem.
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...
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 f...
The power steering reservoir designed for the Mercedes Benz SLK350 commonly leaks power steering fluid causing a screeching sound when turning the steering wheel, especially when the vehicle is sto...
When starting the engine after sitting for several hours, a knocking sound may be heard for several seconds. This is a common issue with the 2004-2010 Mercedes Benz SLK350. There are three common p...
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