The problem is that there is a little transponder in the key. If you put weight on it, it gets out of position with the sensor in the steering column. If you bounce over railroad tracks or rough roads w/ other keys on your car key, guess what happens? the transponder in the key can lose contact and the engine will shut down.
Re: I never heard any problems concerning the CLK. Maybe other models...
Thank you for the input. The specific posts I had seen were on Edmunds on the c class forum. It appears this issue has been addressed. Still all sold at dealers before arrival, clearly a well executed car.
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