Key fob will not operate, guages flutter when key removed, car wont start


Asked by Aug 06, 2014 at 12:47 PM about the 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car drove fine, then when I stopped and parked, the key fob would not lock the car.  I
opened car door & theft alarm started buzzing (not the normal alarm or alert noise). Car
guages fluttered without key in iginition.  The only way to stop the buzzing was to
switch the car onto the "on" position, but engine would not turn over (or show any
signs of life). I replaced the battery 2 months ago.  Decided to jump battery anyway,
the buzzing stopped, and the car started fine.  Anyone have any ideas?

1 Answer

Michael Kane

Cheap battery or the new battery is junk and yes it does happen.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Experts

#1 Richard Keeler
Richard Keeler
Reputation 300
#2 tedlew
Reputation 220
#3 bobkat
Reputation 200
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class"
108 Great Deals out of 3,662 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class"
75 Great Deals out of 1,548 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
764 Great Deals out of 22,807 listings starting at $1,850
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class"
885 Great Deals out of 32,203 listings starting at $1,200
Used Porsche Boxster"
66 Great Deals out of 1,519 listings starting at $4,800
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,609 Great Deals out of 39,618 listings starting at $888
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
435 Great Deals out of 20,234 listings starting at $3,688
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class"
174 Great Deals out of 6,641 listings starting at $1,899
Used Porsche 911"
148 Great Deals out of 4,434 listings starting at $12,995
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata"
131 Great Deals out of 4,853 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang"
731 Great Deals out of 41,065 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class For Sale
144 listings starting at $39,233
2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 92 listings starting at $27,650
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 241 listings starting at $27,975
2013 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 124 listings starting at $21,999
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class For Sale
68 listings starting at $21,999