Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG

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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Problems

Brake Pads & Rotors May Wear After 20,000 Miles

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 about getting their brakes checked.

Mass Air Flow Sensor May Fail

The mass air flow (MAF) sensor may fail, resulting in drivability issues and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Spark plug wires causing misfire

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

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Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Questions

My Slk 55 Amg won't start (1 answer)

fuel finished when I was drivig , I got fuel on it now but it won't start

I have been told that my SLK AMG needs to have all the rocket arms replaced. (2 answers)

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

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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.

Front Passenger Seat Air Bag May Not Deploy Properly

In a crash that deploys vehicle air bags to protect occupants, the passenger seat air bag may not deploy, increasing risk of injury. Dealers will replace the passenger seat air bag free of charge to resolve the problem.

Incorrect Software Calibration May Cause Fuel Pump to Remain Powered in a Collision

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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