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Mercedes-Benz 300E Problems

High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz 300E

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.

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Mercedes-Benz 300E Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 166,968 (102,000–194,872)
4 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
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Still trying to get ignition apart; key broke off! Lock cylinder spins around about 270 degrees but doesn't stop in the right spot to undo the cylinder lock! Now I know why I prefer BMW's! Removed assembly from another MB to use as a test fixture to get mine apart.