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About Mercedes-Benz SLK300

As a member of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, which is the successor to the Mercedes-Benz 190SL and one of the first modern vehicles to popularize the use of a power-retractable convertible top made out of steel panels, Mercedes-Benz SLK300 was built by the Daimler AG between 2008 and 2011 and for the 2016 model year as a compact sports car. Originally introduced as a model of the second-generation SLK-Class, SLK300 was also the successor to the SLK250. After being available for about four model years crossing two generations, SLK300 was finally discontinued when the whole SLK-Class was renamed as SLC-Class for the 2017 model year.
The first-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK300 (R171) was produced from 2008 to 2010 and debuted for the 2009 model year when the second-generation SLK-Class was experiencing a facelift. It was offered in only one body style, 2-door, 2-seat retractable-hardtop roadster and came in only one trim level. But a very-low-production Diamond White Edition SLK300 was also available back then. During this generation, SLK300 was powered by a 3.0 L V6 rated at 228 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque and power was sent to the rear wheels through either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed automatic transmission. The more recent SLK300 (R172) was introduced in 2015 as a 2016 model year. Apart from being equipped with some standard equipment such as 17-inch wheels, a fully powered retractable hardtop with a fixed glass roof panel and others, SLK300 was also available for the Premium 1 package, Premium 2 package, and Premium 3 package, Sport Appearance package. Meanwhile, SLK300 got power from a new turbocharged 2.0 I4 producing 241 hp and 273 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a nine-speed automatic transmission were standard.

Mercedes-Benz SLK300 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Boasting powerful engine, high-quality cabin, relatively large trunk and distinctive glass-roof panel, Mercedes-Benz SLK300 could be the best option for car enthusiasts. However, SLK300's production has ended now, which means you had better be prepared for these common problems on it in advance:
First, according to the reliable car repair statistics site repairpal.com, the engine accompanying with the cooling system, namely, the worst problem on a vehicle appears on Mercedes-Benz SLK300 as well. Some drivers may understand the seriousness of the engine failure but most of them have not realized the cooling system failure is often the culprit of the engine failure. Professional SLK300 repairmen told that when the cooling system starts to leak coolants or has inadequate coolants, the engine will keep overheating and stay at a high operating temperature. Soon, the engine will run roughly, misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues. Finally, the vehicle will also experience a reduction in power, acceleration and fuel economy. You are advised to inspect the working condition of the SLK300 water pump, intake manifold gasket, fuel pump, coolant reservoir, cooling hose, oil filter, air filter, engine control module and valve cover gasket as soon as the Low Coolant Light and Check Engine Light come on.
Second, apart from the above-mentioned problem, the braking failure is also a common and serious problem on Mercedes-Benz SLK300. Most drivers know how serious the braking failure is but most of them have not enough knowledge about diagnosing and solving it in time. Thus, these recognizable and simple symptoms of it provided by experienced SLK300 drivers could be helpful. Starting with noisy brakes, pulsating brake pedal, leaking braking fluids, this problem will evolve in brakes responding poorly, rear brake getting locked up on the wet surfaces and parking brake failing to hold the car properly. When the Brake Warning Light and Parking Brake Light are activated, then the SLK300 brake pad set, brake disc, brake drum, brake rotors, brake line, brake proportioning valve and parking brake cable must work abnormally.
Moreover, never neglect the routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of Mercedes-Benz SLK300. Some parts including SLK300 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, antenna, cabin air filter, fog light and headlight must be maintained routinely to ensure a safe and comfortable driving environment.
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