Mercedes-Benz S550 Problems

Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor on Mercedes-Benz S550

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

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Mercedes-Benz S550 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 72,976 (22,100–117,877)
4 model years affected: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
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I purchased a pre-owned 2007 MB S550 (43,000 miles).
I encountered two problems;
#1. Engine check light comes on while driving on the road. The engine is shaking badly when the engine check light comes on and the problem goes away when I restart then engine with the key.
#2. Occasionally, I am unable to strat the engine. The engine would start when the gear is put in "N" instead of "P". Are these problems associates with Crankshaft Sensor Failure??
Won't even turn over. Battery fully charged. Slight, faint electronic noise for about 2 seconds. Then silence.
When I got my s550 3 weeks ago, it stalled as I started it up. It kept stalling. I didn't drive it must because I was going to get the car checked out at the dealership. I had just kept it in the garage. Yesterday I drove it to the bank, then I left and went to dry cleaners. Was in there 5mins. As I left car won't start up. I had. To get it towed to the dealership. Had battery tested(13.2 volts) Good Battery. Waiting to see what the damage is. I want the dealer to cover all cost.
It started and drove and then acted up I turned the key it seemed like it started and then stalled and just now only makes like a whining noise not sure what it is
Sometimes it won't start. Random. It will turn on, lights on dash on and make a brief electrical type noise, then die. May be several times in a row, then start and run without problem. Dealership has tried to "fix" it twice, but again I was stranded in a parking lot. After 30 minutes, it started. I took it back to the dealership and they can't find a problem at present.
same problem code p10016 took it back to were i got the car all they did was reset the code,they told me they fixed it were down the road around 8 miles the the check engine light came back on.i called the dealer back its going back to there shop on monday i hope it my last 27 mile trip for this issue