Shifter Lever Bushings May Break Causing Loose Feel/Noise on Mercedes-Benz C220

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: 116,200 (38,000–250,000)
3 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996
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problem details
Same issue. Had to replace it some tme ago
1995 Mercedes-Benz C220 38,000 mi,
Gear shifter was loose, bushings replaced. No noise, tho.
1996 Mercedes-Benz C220 148,000 mi,
Replaced at Dealer because it was too hard to reach