Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise on Mercedes-Benz S350

The bushings for the shifter lever wear out to the point where they break and fall out. This causes excessive movement (loose feel) in the shifter lever and a clanging-type noise when changing gears.

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Average mileage: 95,232 (95,232–95,232)
3 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 2006
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2006 Mercedes-Benz S350 95,232 mi,
Noisy when shifting into gear.