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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 97,000 (76,000–124,000)
2 model years affected: 2007, 2008
5 people reported this problem
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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.
Stalled and just had the crank sensor replaced