Date registered: May 2011
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Crankshaft position sensor
I have read dozens of messages posted on this part, which are very much like what I have said to myself.
My E320's engine stopped without warning or any sign of trouble in the middle of the road. Then, the light "check engine" appeared on the dashboard. This happened first time, and I was quite frightened by the incident.
The repair shop at the dealer shop charged me close to $500 (70% of the charge was for labor) to replace this faulty one and told me this incident is very rare (now I realize it was a lie) but happens to all machines as it is supposed to (meaning there is no difference between Chevy & MB).
So, I called MB HQ in NJ asking if there has been a recall on this part, without knowing there has been none according to all posted messages I read now.
I also asked them if they have any data on the expected life time of this part written in the spec of this part (was it a stupid question?), but they said the information is not available as it is a proprietary information (I think this was a weird answer).
Anyway, this whole experience losing the engine in the middle of the street totally took my confidence in MB cars out the window.
Last edited by hyunaham; 05-06-2011 at 02:51 PM.