High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Due to wear, high usage vehicles can experience ignition lock and tumbler failures. The ignition lock cylinder will generally require replacement to correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 92,165 (51,500–137,648)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
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Have not fixed the problem yet, but both new and old keys stick, and lock has not failed yet. Local dealer will replace cylinder and steering column lock for $700+, so still considering whether to have them do it or just replace the cylinder for <$50.