Stalling and/or "Crank no Start" Due to Failed Crankshaft Position Sensor on Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 45,334 (30,002–56,000)
6 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, more2007, 2008
10 people reported this problem
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Driving to california from las vegas the engine sudenly stops in the middle of the desert 165 miles from had to be flatbeded 200 miles,for repair....bad crank position sensor,never had this type of diaster with other cars,
This low mileage car will often not respond to the remote key opening command. Once in, starter will not respond to either the card/button start nor to the key in ignition start.

I have had the position sensor replaced at the cost of $1,400, but the problem is even now worse.

I have had the left door locking assembly replaced as well and have dumped about $2500 in repairing this problem. Still no success.