2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Air Conditioning Problems

The R171 SLK Class by German auto manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is a line of luxury roadsters built from 2005-2011. These roadsters offer the discerning consumer a stylish, elegant sports car that will definitely turn heads. They boast the superior German engineering and power that are synonymous with Mercedes-Benz while offering all of the style and comfort consumers expect in a luxury vehicle. Though they are technologically superior to many high-end luxury sports cars, the Mercedes Benz SLK Class R171 has been known to have some issues with its electrically controlled climate system.

Often, Mercedes R171 drivers report the issue as an air conditioning unit that blows hot air, even when set on the coldest setting. They may also notice a faint gurgling sound while the air conditioner is running. Charging the air conditioning may temporarily solve the problem, but often these Mercedes-Benz owners visit the dealership multiple times until the source of the problem can be isolated.

The air conditioning system on older model Mercedes-Benz SLK Class R171’s often exhibit small leaks within the system that cause the units to lose coolant. If left unchecked, the leaks may become worse over time, requiring more frequent visits to charge the system.

If you are experiencing issues with the air conditioning in your Mercedes-Benz SLK Class R171, we strongly recommend that you visit the friendly service professionals at your local Mercedes-Benz service center. The have the right equipment to properly locate leaks in the air conditioning systems and solve your problem so that you can return to a cool, climate controlled ride as quickly as possible.

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