Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise on Mercedes-Benz 400SEL

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: 125,000 (125,000–125,000)
1 model year affected: 1993
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1993 Mercedes-Benz 400SEL 125,000 mi,
Bushings had to be replaced May 2015.