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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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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.