Steering Lock on Mercedes-Benz vehicles


The Mercedes-Benz steering locks are subject to frequent faults (ELV module).

The ELV module can be found on vehicles from 2006 onward, more specific:

  • model C (W204, S204 and C204)
  • model E (W212)
  • model E coupe-cabrio (W207)
  • model GLK (X204)


There are multiple known symptoms:

  • On key insert, the steering column doesn’t unlock
  • The key is on contact position, but the vehicle doesn’t respond
  • The steering column doesn’t lock on key removal
  • The starter doesn’t respond to ignition
  • The vehicle doesn’t start


Diagnostic testers show the next fault:

  • A25408
    The electric steering lock has a malfunction. There is a signal fault or the message is faulty


All those who have this problem, and want to repair it as soon as possible, can contact us on the number +386 41 652 952 or, by sending an e-mail to, or through the contact form.


Catalogue numbers:

  • 2045455732
  • 2045458132
  • 2045450632
  • 2045455732
  • 2049005912
  • A2045455732
  • A2045458132
  • A2045450632
  • A2045455732
  • A2049005912
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