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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Oil may leak from an inspection cover on the front of the engine. Updated parts are available.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

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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Electrical & Lights, August 1, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

There is a faulty software calibration that affects several areas including shutting off the fuel supply in a collision. This could cause a fire hazard during an accident. Dealers will reprogram this software. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 070001. This recall began during August, 2008.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Questions and Answers

Chinablack, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Tacoma, WA

It has been regularly serviced by a main dealer - should this have been picked up

lovemore, 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG, Garnet Valley, PA

it doesn't want to start with ignition key.all this problem started when we removed gear box for repairs.when we traced ignition circuit key is supplying voltage to computer box,but computer b...

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