High Usage Vehicles May Experience Ignition Lock and Tumbler Failures on Mercedes-Benz S320

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: 224,487 (177,000–287,000)
6 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999
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tumbler seems broke car wont start...ready to scrap as mercedes told me they are only one that can do it and its between $500 and $650