Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights on Mercedes-Benz C230

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 124,375 (58,000–160,000)
8 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
17 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
esp light is on
do not see the switch on the brake pedal,only see the switch on the emergency brake.
bas/esp kept coming on intermittently. replaced the brake light switch which should have resolved problem but it hasn't. Dealer has been trying to figure out why this hasnt worked for the last 4 months. Dealer now suggesting that the related control module unit is the problem. They have replaced it several times with no resolution.
eps,bas,abs problem
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