High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 94,564 (64,000–137,648)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
20 people reported this problem
7 people shared problem details
Ignition stuck; key will not turn
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the key is hard to remove
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The key will not turn on the ignition. Had to replace tumbler and sterring lock.
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replaced cylinder lock.
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Had them replace ignition Lock and Tumbler
the key will not turn , it will go one click and sticks so that car cannot be started
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