High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz S320

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: 224,487 (177,000–287,000)
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999
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1999 Mercedes-Benz S320 250,000 mi,
Put key in and the key won't turn . Its IT'S COMPLETELY STUCK! Lights come on saying srs
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 223,435 mi,
the key will knot turn
1997 Mercedes-Benz S320 287,000 mi,
tumbler seems broke car wont start...ready to scrap as mercedes told me they are only one that can do it and its between $500 and $650
1996 Mercedes-Benz S320 185,000 mi,
Was running fine, then ignition stopped. Fixed it by paying mechanic $1200.