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

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: 90,000 (90,000–90,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
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1997 Mercedes-Benz SL500 90,000 mi,
Only happened on one occasion and I was able to unlock the steering after 15 minutes.