Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration on Mercedes-Benz S600

Problem Description and Possible Solution

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by cracked and/or shredded driveshaft flex discs, resulting in excessive driveshaft movement. If not repaired, damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, transmission, or differential can occur.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 148,300 (108,600–188,000)
16 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
18 people reported this problem
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While driving.. between 45 to 50m.p.h... I get a vibration in front of car.
I took a nice road trip to California and on the last day there my transmission completely failed, of course. Among the various things found wrong with my car, the driveshaft flex discs were both cracked fairly bad. Reading over the description of vibrations felt throughout the cabin, this is something I also experienced.