Glove box hinges, center console arm rest, and cup holders may break on Mercedes-Benz S420

Glove box hinges, the center console armrest, and the cup holders break.
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Average mileage: 123,625 (70,000–170,000)
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 134,000 mi,
Cup holder fell apart.
The cup holder's clip is supposed to be spring loaded. It's not any more. I haven't gotten it fixed yet. This happened about 6 to 8 years ago.
1999 Mercedes-Benz S420 170,000 mi,
Cup holder part with spring broke. Also hatch that holds console cover down over cup holder quit working unless shut with force. Soon plastic piece after piece broke where holder no longer went down and up as original. Finally took out of console and now looking for replacement. Car now has nearly 300,000 miles and drives like new. Love it.
1996 Mercedes-Benz S420 120,500 mi,
Cup holder arm broke