Electrical Issues Due to Degraded Engine Wiring Harness on Mercedes-Benz C280

The engine wiring can degrade because the insulating material falls off leaving the bare wire exposed. This can cause many problems depending on which wires are exposed and what they touch.

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Average mileage: 104,000 (72,000–136,000)
4 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
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1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 136,000 mi,
Transmission wiring harness is exposed.
1995 Mercedes-Benz C280 72,000 mi,
Misfire after engine warms up, replaced spark plugs and coil under maintenance, now I read that this is endemic to this year, yet no recall, $2k to repair