Mercedes-Benz 300E Problem Report

Mercedes-Benz 300E High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures

(9 reports)

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.

Can't get key to turn to unlock steering and shifter. -
Still trying to get ignition apart; key broke off! Lock cylinder spins around about 270 degrees but doesn't stop in the right spot to undo the cylinder lock! Now I know why I prefer BMW's! Removed assembly from another MB to use as a test fixture to get mine apart. -
replacing ignition lock cylinder -
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