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Recently bought a 2012 SLK 350. Love the car and the performance. First MB I've owned after owning 30+ cars over the years. Unfortunately didn't realize the hard top was warped. So that appears to be the first issue I'm going to have to deal with. Always looked to vehicle specific forums first during ownership for advice and good information.

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Hi UpstateSC, a warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Congratulations on your new ride. Good to have you on board. You have certainly come to the right place for knowledge. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

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Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
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Give MBUSA a shout.
I don't know what your sale of goods act equivalent is over there,
but, based on the premise that it is reasonable to expect a car roof to last more than 7 years,
I'd hope they would look on your issue favourably.
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Thanks for the welcome messages I really appreciate it. I obviously dropped the ball somewhat by not recognizing the roof issue but really hope to sort it out as I really enjoy driving the car.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

There is a NC/SC SLK group that meets frequently in your area, look at the events section.

Post your vin # and ask a moderator to run it for you. Is the top stuck or warped?
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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Top is most certainly warped. Good and flush at both corners and bowed up quite a bit in the middle. The car is unbearable to drive at highway speeds due to wind noise with the top up and windows up unless you put duct tape across the entire front seam. I had my nephew follow behind me in the SLK down the interstate, looking in the rear view mirror I could literally see the top being pulled up in the middle from the wind getting under it. I started a thread about the top. I got such a good deal on the car I am willing to invest in fixing it, but it seems the Mars Red fixed tint panels are discontinued. So I don't know what will happen.
obviously top down the car is a joy!
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Wow, I have not heard of roof warping as an issue. Sounds challenging to repair. Best wishes from Virginia.
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