High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz SL500

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: 90,000 (90,000–90,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
5 people reported this problem
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Only happened on one occasion and I was able to unlock the steering after 15 minutes.