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Mercedes-Benz E430 Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise

Mercedes-Benz E430 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 105,000 mi (90,000 mi - 120,000 mi)


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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