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Mercedes-Benz SLK Electrical Problems and Repair Histories

Mercedes-Benz SLK repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (7%)

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Mercedes-Benz SLK electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (40%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 5 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2dr Hardtop conv.

300-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

9000 mi Replace Command Head unit under warranty. Screen quit working although audio still worked 

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2dr Hardtop conv.

228-horsepower 3.0L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

24000 mi Electrical, other than above, repair 

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2dr Hardtop conv.

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

51000 mi

US $146
Replaced low beam bulb on passenger side. Replaced the trunk struts. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2dr Hardtop conv.

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic RWD

16213 mi driver side heating seat non-function -- seat heater replaced 
47000 mi

US $2300
Replace compressor. Navigation system DVD reader failed. 
30000 mi fixed under warranty right rear taillight bulb 
69700 mi the wiring harness inside the trunk had damage because of the trunk hinge (bad design). This prevented the trunk lock from opening and also shut down brake/reverse/rear fog lights from operating. 
72000 mi

US $700
the left front blinker stops working even after the bulb was replaced several times during and after warranty. 
74000 mi

US $1200
AC was blowing hot air (not cooling). Service tech recharged AC and found it was still not cooling, replaced compression, coil, compressor grill and a bunch of other parts. 
76000 mi

US $300
Instrument Cluster stopped working. Check Engine Light. Diagnosis said electronic key is faulty. Replaced key and erased code. 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2dr Hardtop conv.

268-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed manual RWD

108300 mi

US $500
auto wiper not funcitnoing 

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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2-door

supercharged 4-cylinder manual 2WD

59000 mi

£290
Worn blower motor for ventilation.replaced in 30-40 mins. All sorted. Cost is in gbp. 

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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK 2dr Hardtop conv.

215-horsepower 3.2L V6 6-speed manual RWD

87792 mi Auto Dimming Rear view mirror leaked and was inoperable. Removed and replaced mirror. 

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Mercedes-Benz SLK Electrical Problems

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