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Vehicle: 1996 E230 Classic, Australian Compliance issued 1996
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Help! 1996 E230 W210 170,000klm. Car parked , park selected, key removed and vehicle locked with remote . Re-entry by using remote to unlock , but lo, key won't turn despite gentle wiggling to ease any pressure from the steering lock, car won't come out of park, and steering lock engages to prevent using the steering. Big problem! Tilt tray truck required to get the car to a professional locksmith who discovers that the ign lock has to be destroyed to get it out . 3 days later after getting the lock out he finds that Five replacement components are required which may be available in Australia . If they are then it might be parts plus three hours to get the car mobile . Apart from the begged question of why was all this potential malfunction designed into an otherwise beautiful and well behaved vehicle? Can anyone suggest a way of ensuring this kind of inconvenience and cost can be avoided in future both for me and other W210 owners?
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