Problem Description and Possible Solution
The crankshaft position sensor may fail. Symptoms of this are: The engine will crank—but not start—especially when the engine is warm. The car may start again if it is left to cool off, but it may run roughly or have poor performance. Communicating these specific symptoms to your technician can save diagnostic time.
Average mileage: 85,942 (39,000–145,000)
13 people reported this problem
I had this problem as well. Engine power cut off and steering locked! All I could do was brake. Lucky for me, I had just gotten off the freeway.
When I took my car to the dealer, they also told me they needed to replace my transmission and torque converter assembly, front and lower control arms, and the engine and transmission mounts. My wife drives this car and she is a very good driver. Mercedes has problems!