Cracked Driveshaft Flex Discs May Cause Driveshaft Movement/Vibration on Mercedes-Benz CL500

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.

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Average mileage: 108,351 (48,250–225,558)
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CL500 151,000 mi,
it vibrates at a speed 40 to 80 how much to replace
2004 Mercedes-Benz CL500 48,250 mi,
Just had an inspection that indicated a crack in the rear flex disk. Haven't had it fixed yet.
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Vibrates Gear shift. It sounds like a light thump or low vibration that I only hear at low speeds, below 40 mph. It appears to be coming from rear suspension...