High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG

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: 35,000 (35,000–35,000)
3 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004
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Dealership drilled is out and repair at a cost of 1400. THey thru in a mechanics key which I thought was going to be a real key. The problem was added security, I was the only person who could get the ignition to turn. I became a problem when repairs or detailing was done.