Dash Misalignment - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Dash Misalignment

July 8, 2013

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

Our former long-term Audi A8 had some cool pop-up tweeters in the dash, courtesy of Bang and Olufsen. Our Mercedes SLS AMG has similar tweeters, but they're not supposed to pop up. One did, anyway.

I got in the car and my eye was immediately drawn to the misaligned speaker panel where it meets the dash. In a car where almost everything is built to exacting standards, even the smallest flaw sticks out.

Once I got home, I gently pushed the speaker back down. The mounting pins/clips didn't feel very substantial, which might account for it coming loose in the first place. It didn't snap into place, it just sort of slipped in with a rubbery squish. I wouldn't be too surprised if it happens again.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 26,659 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Why is there no mention of the dash misalignment, just a repost of the previous entry?

  • mercedesfan mercedesfan Posts:

    I'd act shocked, but I've seen this kind of stuff before on MBs. However, it is usually low-end models like the C and SLK. I expect more from the SLS.

  • noburgers noburgers Posts:

    I wonder if the quality issues in your car so far are representative of the model, or if it just happens to be a "Monday" car? Kind of scary to think how much stuff is going to fall off, etc. post warranty.

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