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Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI The Engine May Stall or Not Start Due to a Faulty Crankshaft Sensor

Mercedes-Benz R320 CDI Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2007, 2008

Average Mileage: 100,000 mi (76,000 mi - 124,000 mi)


The engine may stall or not start due to a failed crankshaft position sensor. Replacing the failed sensor should correct this issue.

  • Visitor, , 76,000 mi

    I too experienced my car stalling while driving 65mph on a very busy highway in NJ. My 2008 R320 CDI stalled with no warning or noise prior; I wasn't able to start it again. Following the tow to the dealer, they informed me that the timing chain had broken and I needed the bottom half of the engine replaced. Thankfully, we purchased a service contract.

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  • Visitor, , 124,000 mi

    Stalled and just had the crank sensor replaced

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