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MERCEDES SLK320 - 2001 MERCEDES SLK320 Problems & Complaints

 
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There are 19 complaints filed for the 2001 MERCEDES SLK320

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 MERCEDES SLK320. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 MERCEDES SLK320, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Electrical System (5) Power Train (1) Service Brakes (9) Steering (2) Vehicle Speed Control (1)
Electronic Stability Control (7) Seats (1) Service Brakes Hydraulic (2) Unknown Or Other (2) Wheels (1)
Exterior Lighting (7)

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

5/11/2017 - CROSS HILL, SC
VEHICLE APPLIED BRAKES ON IT'S OWN AT HIGHWAY SPEED AND NO DRIVER APPLICATION. THE BAS/ESP ALARM LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO BE OK UNTIL IT WAS TURNED OFF. THE ALARM CLEARED WHEN RESTARTED BUT THE VEHICLE APPLIED BRAKES AGAIN ON IT'S OWN AND THE INDICATORS CAME BACK ON. THE REPAIR SHOP COULD NOT GET A CODE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ON WHEN THEY CHECKED IT. THIS HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 10-12 TIMES BUT ONLY DURING HOURS WHEN THE BUSINESS IS CLOSED. I LET MY LOCAL MECHANIC DRIVE IT FOR A WEEK AND IT NEVER HAPPENED WITH HIM. THIS IS VERY SPORADIC BUT DANGEROUS SITUATION. I'VE SEEN NUMEROUS ENTRIES ON SLK FORUMS WITH OWNERS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

5/11/2017 - CROSS HILL, SC
VEHICLE APPLIED BRAKES ON IT'S OWN AT HIGHWAY SPEED AND NO DRIVER APPLICATION. THE BAS/ESP ALARM LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO BE OK UNTIL IT WAS TURNED OFF. THE ALARM CLEARED WHEN RESTARTED BUT THE VEHICLE APPLIED BRAKES AGAIN ON IT'S OWN AND THE INDICATORS CAME BACK ON. THE REPAIR SHOP COULD NOT GET A CODE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ON WHEN THEY CHECKED IT. THIS HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 10-12 TIMES BUT ONLY DURING HOURS WHEN THE BUSINESS IS CLOSED. I LET MY LOCAL MECHANIC DRIVE IT FOR A WEEK AND IT NEVER HAPPENED WITH HIM. THIS IS VERY SPORADIC BUT DANGEROUS SITUATION. I'VE SEEN NUMEROUS ENTRIES ON SLK FORUMS WITH OWNERS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE.

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SERVICE BRAKES

5/11/2017 - CROSS HILL, SC
VEHICLE APPLIED BRAKES ON IT'S OWN AT HIGHWAY SPEED AND NO DRIVER APPLICATION. THE BAS/ESP ALARM LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE VEHICLE SEEMED TO BE OK UNTIL IT WAS TURNED OFF. THE ALARM CLEARED WHEN RESTARTED BUT THE VEHICLE APPLIED BRAKES AGAIN ON IT'S OWN AND THE INDICATORS CAME BACK ON. THE REPAIR SHOP COULD NOT GET A CODE BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ON WHEN THEY CHECKED IT. THIS HAS HAPPENED AT LEAST 10-12 TIMES BUT ONLY DURING HOURS WHEN THE BUSINESS IS CLOSED. I LET MY LOCAL MECHANIC DRIVE IT FOR A WEEK AND IT NEVER HAPPENED WITH HIM. THIS IS VERY SPORADIC BUT DANGEROUS SITUATION. I'VE SEEN NUMEROUS ENTRIES ON SLK FORUMS WITH OWNERS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS VEHICLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

12/9/2016 - RIO RANCHO, NM
I OWN A 2001 SLK320 MERCEDES BOUGHT IT A SECOND OWNER, IT HAD NO BRAKES LIGHT IN THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE, ELECTRIC SEATS NOT WORKING EITHER. REPLACED THE RELAY FOR SEATS BUT CAN'T GET TAIL LIGHTS TO WORK CHECK ON RECALL WAS NOT HONORED WHAT THE HECK. MERCEDES SHOULD FIX THESE CONTINUAL PROBLEMS THAT CONTINUE TO COST US BIG BUCKS TO FIX $600.00 EACH TIME BECOMES TO MUCH, LAST MERCEDES FOR ME OR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. MERCEDES STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCT IT'S A SHAME WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT WITH A BIG COMPANY LIKE MERCEDES, I HOPE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING TO CORRECT THESE ON GOING PROBLEMS WITH THESE EXPENSIVE CARS.

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SEATS

12/9/2016 - RIO RANCHO, NM
I OWN A 2001 SLK320 MERCEDES BOUGHT IT A SECOND OWNER, IT HAD NO BRAKES LIGHT IN THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE, ELECTRIC SEATS NOT WORKING EITHER. REPLACED THE RELAY FOR SEATS BUT CAN'T GET TAIL LIGHTS TO WORK CHECK ON RECALL WAS NOT HONORED WHAT THE HECK. MERCEDES SHOULD FIX THESE CONTINUAL PROBLEMS THAT CONTINUE TO COST US BIG BUCKS TO FIX $600.00 EACH TIME BECOMES TO MUCH, LAST MERCEDES FOR ME OR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. MERCEDES STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCT IT'S A SHAME WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT WITH A BIG COMPANY LIKE MERCEDES, I HOPE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING TO CORRECT THESE ON GOING PROBLEMS WITH THESE EXPENSIVE CARS.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

12/9/2016 - RIO RANCHO, NM
I OWN A 2001 SLK320 MERCEDES BOUGHT IT A SECOND OWNER, IT HAD NO BRAKES LIGHT IN THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE, ELECTRIC SEATS NOT WORKING EITHER. REPLACED THE RELAY FOR SEATS BUT CAN'T GET TAIL LIGHTS TO WORK CHECK ON RECALL WAS NOT HONORED WHAT THE HECK. MERCEDES SHOULD FIX THESE CONTINUAL PROBLEMS THAT CONTINUE TO COST US BIG BUCKS TO FIX $600.00 EACH TIME BECOMES TO MUCH, LAST MERCEDES FOR ME OR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. MERCEDES STAND BEHIND YOUR PRODUCT IT'S A SHAME WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO FIGHT WITH A BIG COMPANY LIKE MERCEDES, I HOPE SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING TO CORRECT THESE ON GOING PROBLEMS WITH THESE EXPENSIVE CARS.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

6/24/2016 - SUNNYVALE, CA
MY BRAKE LIGHTS ARE DEFECTIVE; THEY HAVE BEEN REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BUT AFTER A FEW MONTHS, THEY STOP WORKING. I HAVE THIS CAR SINCE 2006 AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS WAS A RECALL ISSUE. BUT WHEN I WENT TO AUTOBAHN MOTORS IN BELMONT, CA, THEY REFUSED TO REPAIR THEM. I WAS TOLD BY ANOTHER MB DEALER THAT THE RECALL WAS FINISHED AND BY ANOTHER THAT THEY HAD BEEN REPAIRED AT SOME POINT (?); I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT THE BRAKE LIGHTS THEMSELVES BUT SOME MECHANISM THAT WAS FAULTY AND THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED. I CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE THEM REPAIRED EVERY 3 OR 4 MONTHS AND FEEL MB SHOULD DO IT SINCE IT WAS A RECALL AND THE LIGHTING MECHANISM SHOULD STAY FIXED.

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SERVICE BRAKES

6/24/2016 - SUNNYVALE, CA
MY BRAKE LIGHTS ARE DEFECTIVE; THEY HAVE BEEN REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BUT AFTER A FEW MONTHS, THEY STOP WORKING. I HAVE THIS CAR SINCE 2006 AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS WAS A RECALL ISSUE. BUT WHEN I WENT TO AUTOBAHN MOTORS IN BELMONT, CA, THEY REFUSED TO REPAIR THEM. I WAS TOLD BY ANOTHER MB DEALER THAT THE RECALL WAS FINISHED AND BY ANOTHER THAT THEY HAD BEEN REPAIRED AT SOME POINT (?); I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT THE BRAKE LIGHTS THEMSELVES BUT SOME MECHANISM THAT WAS FAULTY AND THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED. I CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE THEM REPAIRED EVERY 3 OR 4 MONTHS AND FEEL MB SHOULD DO IT SINCE IT WAS A RECALL AND THE LIGHTING MECHANISM SHOULD STAY FIXED.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

6/24/2016 - SUNNYVALE, CA
MY BRAKE LIGHTS ARE DEFECTIVE; THEY HAVE BEEN REPAIRED SEVERAL TIMES BUT AFTER A FEW MONTHS, THEY STOP WORKING. I HAVE THIS CAR SINCE 2006 AND HAVE BEEN TOLD THIS WAS A RECALL ISSUE. BUT WHEN I WENT TO AUTOBAHN MOTORS IN BELMONT, CA, THEY REFUSED TO REPAIR THEM. I WAS TOLD BY ANOTHER MB DEALER THAT THE RECALL WAS FINISHED AND BY ANOTHER THAT THEY HAD BEEN REPAIRED AT SOME POINT (?); I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS NOT THE BRAKE LIGHTS THEMSELVES BUT SOME MECHANISM THAT WAS FAULTY AND THAT HAS TO BE REPLACED. I CANNOT AFFORD TO HAVE THEM REPAIRED EVERY 3 OR 4 MONTHS AND FEEL MB SHOULD DO IT SINCE IT WAS A RECALL AND THE LIGHTING MECHANISM SHOULD STAY FIXED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/25/2015 - ANTIOCH, IL
DRIVING ABOUT 30 MILES WITH THE HARD TOP DOWN (CONVERTIBLE) ON MY WAY HOME THEN START SMELLING SOMETHING LIKE PLASTIC BURNING THEN NOTICE SOMEONE FROM BEHIND ME WAVING/HONKING HER HORN, I PULL MY CAR ASIDE AND A LOT OF SMOKE COMING INSIDE THE ENGINE HOOD, GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND SAW FLAME COMING OUT UNDERNEATH FROM THE DRIVERS SIDE.MY CAR IS TOTALLY ENGULF IN FLAMES.

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