2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Roof Closing Issues

The SLK Class R171 is a line of luxury roadsters manufactured by German auto maker Mercedes-Benz from 2005-2011. These compact, super-fast sports cars are the embodiment of everything auto enthusiasts love about Mercedes-Benz: elegant styling, superior handling and top-notch technology. These three elements combine to produce an import with few peers in its class. Though these cars are highly desirable due to their unique appearance, the design of these automobiles sometime presents mechanical problems for their owners, specifically problems with the retractable hard top roof.

Frequently, Mercedes R171 owners encounter issues with their hardtops when they are stuck in the closed position. This situation may or may not be accompanied by the ‘Vario Roof Fault’ on the dashboard. When the switch is actuated, the trunk will open but the roof does not move. The problem persists in both remote mode or with the internal switch. Usually, this occurs in newer vehicles after the hardtop has been put up and down several times.

For the consumer that has just purchased the SLK R171 and is gleefully anticipating a ride with the wind in his or her hair, this is obviously very frustrating. Often, the root cause of this issue is a malfunction in the car’s computer and/or sensory systems and for this reason we recommend taking the vehicle to a professional mechanic.

The knowledgeable staff at your nearby Mercedes-Benz service center have the right diagnostic tools and experience to help you evaluate the source of the problem you may be having with your Mercedes-Benz SLK R171. They will work to ensure your car is repaired as quickly and painlessly as possible, so you can get back on the road enjoying your Mercedes-Benz in no time.

Search for a local, independent Mercedes-Benz repair shop with Mercedes-Benz mechanics that have dealer-level expertise at a fraction of the expense.