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S430 2000 series troubles

I took my car to a local mercedes dealer in sydney on Tuesday for a 120,000 km service. I have owned the car for 9 years and it has been reliable. The service manager phoned the following day advising the ignition stopped working and could not recognise the key. Hwas given the second key which had the same problem. Both keys however work the doors and boot remotely.

The service guys advised a new ignition barrel ( $2500 ) plus 2 keys ( $ 300 each ) will solve the problem.

I am unimpressed and asked if they could get a second opinion from someone.

Thay also advised he car needs approximately $21,000 for repairs they quoted included airmatic, EIS, oil leaks, brake discs at rear and th list goes on.
Unfortunately the car is only worth $24,000 to sell, so I was a little surprised to say the least.

I asked the service guy to get a solution for the ignition to get the car going so I can take it away as it is not worth fixing or spending that sort of money. Mind you I hav not experieced any problems with the car and i have been doing weekend trips to central coast over the past 2 years and the car runs exceptionally well.

]Has anyone experienced this type of ignition problem or airmatic or EIS. Any advise would be appreciated.
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