Mercedes Electronic Steering Lock Failure - Part One

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One of the most disconcerting things that can occur is turning the key in your ignition and getting absolutely no response from your vehicle. For owners of Mercedes C-class and E-class vehicles, this is all too common of an occurrence and is frequently a result of a faulty electronic steering lock. 

The electronic steering lock or ESL prevents the vehicle from being steered unless the correct key is present in the car or the ignition switch.

Imagine a scenario where you are in your car leaving for vacation and you forget an important item like a passport or a wallet. You turn off the vehicle, run inside your home to get an item and then when you return to start your vehicle nothing happens. You have your vehicle towed to a local dealer and you are advised it will cost at minimum of $1,500 for the replacement of your electronic steering lock.

Fortunately, Xemodex offers a comprehensive (and reasonably priced) repair solution to resolve this issue. In the next post, we will cover the process I used to repair the electronic steering lock on our CEO’s Mercedes C300.


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