2nd Generation Mercedes-Benz SLK Class Oil Consumption Problem

The SLK Class R171 line of luxury roadsters by Mercedes-Benz is one of the most highly sought after luxury sports cars currently available today. These vehicles were manufactured from 2005-2011 as a slightly larger, better handling version of the SLK R170. The Mercedes-Benz SLK Class is marketed as a high performance vehicle, with a wide variety of engine sizes and transmission styles available. Though most of these vehicles never have a mechanical problem, some Mercedes-Benz owners experience mechanical misfortunes with their new vehicles.

The first symptoms these Mercedes-Benz owners encounter is a ‘low oil’ warning light indicator on the dashboard. This usually happens before the automobile reaches the first 3000 miles. Upon inspection, the vehicle has consumed 1-2 quarts of oil. Because the vehicle is usually still very new, the work is covered under warranty, the oil is changed along with an engine inspection and the consumer is sent on his way. The underlying cause of the problem is usually defective seals and until this issue is addressed, the consumer needlessly visits the dealer time and again until the cause is found.

Replacing seals in the engine is often very time consuming and difficult and should not be attempted by an inexperienced mechanic. If your vehicle is using large amounts of oil in between oil changes, or if the ‘low oil’ warning light indicator frequents comes on, we recommend that you visit your local Mercedes-Benz service center for an examination of your vehicle.

The friendly staff of Mercedes-Benz service technicians will run diagnostics and be able to determine the exact cause of any issue you may be experiencing with your Mercedes-Benz SLK Class R171 roadster. They will then be able to advise you of any repairs that need to be made in order to get you back behind the wheel, enjoying your Mercedes-Benz.

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