2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Consumer Review: Rain back washes into electric

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Review

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SLK350 Convertible (3.5L V6 6-speed Manual)

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Rain back washes into electrical when battery clogged. Hole too small! Defective!
By ladyneworleans on


2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Defect w/battery. The rain overflows fm the right side, into the battery box. There is a tiny hole for the rain to exit. The hole gets clogged up causing the rain water to back up into the electrical. Ruined A/C, Heat, cruise control, radio, etc. A total nightmare. I pushed the little black rubber stopper in & don't have the problem anymore. This is a manufacturer defect. Cost me thousands.
The front bumper is also defective. 9 out of 10 are cracked. 1. It's too low 2. It's too flimsy. 3. It's high enough to scrape the top of a yellow cement parking block.
Now that USA owns MB... starting to turn into crap!

Best Features

I've owned SLK since they first came out. It looks awesome! Fun to Drive. The 06 has lots of problems. Now the radio is making a noise. No music just the same loud repetitious noise.

Worst Features

1. Reinvent the front bumper! too low & flimsy 2. Make a larger exit hole for rain to exit fm windshield instead of back washing into the electrical.
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