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Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Problems

Find the most common issues based on Mercedes-Benz SLK280 owner complaints.

Most Common Mercedes-Benz SLK280 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...
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 engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
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2 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Brakes Problems

It is not uncommon to encounter premature failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every two years...
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...

3 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 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...
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 ...
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.

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Electrical & Lights Problems

3 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 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 engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.
The engine in the SLK280 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 ...

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Maintenance Problems

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known Mercedes-Benz SLK280 Problems & Complaints

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 engine in the SLK280 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.
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 ...
It is not uncommon to encounter premature failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly due to dirty brake fluid. Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every two years...
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