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: 130,000 (58,000–180,000)
8 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
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problem details
do not see the switch on the brake pedal,only see the switch on the emergency brake.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 180,000 mi,
Steady BAS/ESP light ON
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 110,000 mi,
esp light is on
2005 Mercedes-Benz C230 85,000 mi,
esp, abs error messages. Following others, just had brake light switch repaired. so far, no error messages.
2000 Mercedes-Benz C230 108,000 mi,
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.
2002 Mercedes-Benz C230 126,000 mi,
eps,bas,abs problem