Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SLK320

Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Problems

Roof won't open/close correctly

Position switches for the vario roof can fail, causing the roof to stop in the process of opening or closing.

Spark plug wires causing misfire

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

Replace air filter when replacing failed mass air flow sensor

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor tends to fail. The engine air filter should be replaced when the mass air flow sensor is replaced; a dirty filter can allow debris to damage the new sensor.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Questions

Where is the maintenance port located (1 answer)

2001 Mercedes SLK 320 will not crank? (1 answer)

All of a sudden the engine would not start.
1. Turns over maybe 1 second then stops.
2. I retry to start, same thing turns over maybe 1 second and stops.
3. On the 3rd restart this time does not turn over at all.
4. Disconnect the battery & retry all 3 steps and the same resul...

where is the ecu unit in the car, and do you believe in these chips What color (1 answer)

Wiring in a chip that promises more power. Its is to be put in line with what color wire? It's wired in line with
a wire to the ecu unit.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Recalls

Recall 05V505000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, FAILURE OF ONE OF THE SIDE BRAKE LIGHTS CAN OCCUR. THE BASE OF THE SOCKET CAN BE SUBJECT TO THERMAL DEFORMATION OVER TIME.
Recall 02V152000
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT CONTAIN THE PROPER HEADLAMP AIMING INSTRUCTIONS.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK320 Reviews

Have had the common problems , replaced the crankshaft position sensor, and the engine management relay, both were simple DIY fixes. Had the tail light units replaced under a recall notice. Love the car. Handles and drives great. The Chrysler Crossfire shares 80% of the mechanical components with the SLK320. It is very helpful to buy a factory Crossfire service manual(2-3 vols).
Power on highway a plus comfort a plus interior paint on consul sucks fads dilaminates what a joy I love mine great happiness
Car wont crank at times for days then when it does it also go days like nothing is wrong.Its like it picks the days it wants to run.Car has 99000 miles on it.

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