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MB Paul, Mercedes Technician
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As im new to the SLK and the Mercedes brand, is there anything

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As im new to the SLK and the Mercedes brand, is there anything in particular I need to look out for on SLK 250?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  MB Paul replied 2 years ago.
MB Paul :

Hi - have you bought the car yet or is it one that you are looking at? Is it a petrol or diesel model?

Customer:

Bought the car a month ago 2.2 diesel auto with 16000 miles. What's the life of an auto box in these?

MB Paul :

Hi - the gearbox is generally very good on Mercedes. We see a few electrical faults on our transmissions which can sometimes need repair but the actual box is generally mechanically very good with very few problems

MB Paul :

The new SLK has generally been very good on the whole with no real major problems at all that I can think of

Customer:

that makes me feel a lot better

Customer:

many thanks

MB Paul :

We have seen a few issues with the engine - injector issues on early models & coolant leaks from a couple of places but on the whole again are very good

MB Paul :

no problem at all

MB Paul :

I hope you are enjoying the car!

Customer:

what year are you classing an early model?

MB Paul :

One thing I would say is after the 2nd service it may be worth considering a Mercedes Benz Service Contract - they can really save you money from the 3rd or 4th service onwards

Customer:

I am actually liking it more than I thought I would

MB Paul :

Really around 4-5 years ago on this engine (on all models) - most had a service measure to replace the injection system which resolved this although we doo still see models that have this measure outstanding from time to time

Customer:

lets hope mine is just that bit too young to suffer from this

Customer:

Thanks Paul

MB Paul :

If it was applicable then it would be covered under warranty anyway to update the injection system.

MB Paul :

No problem at all - carry on enjoying your car!

Customer:

will do and ty

MB Paul :

no problem at all - let me know if you ever need anything else

MB Paul :

Best regards, Paul

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