The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern. A recall on certain 2000-2001 models have been recalled for a related issue - for more information please click here»
Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights on Mercedes-Benz ML430
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2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430112,000Visitor
while driving, the BAS ESP ligth went on . i park the car turn the engine off . when i try to start the car again everything was fine ,exept for the warning light still on and i could not disengage from the parking position I was stuck.the solution was easy, but you have to know it;;; there is a switch at the buttom of the gear lever [just under the 1 gear] you need a pencil long enough to reach for it , then you push on it and it release the locking pin and you are free to go.... but better change the breack switch ....
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430225,000Visitor
My ESP& BAS light has been on for over a year
All Brake light indicators ABS, etc. have been permanently illuminated now for 0ver 6 months! I finally just put black duct tape over them to keep them from distracting me.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430120,000Visitor
My BAS/EPS lights came on and have stayed on. The mechanic says it is a switch. I would like the information on the recall if it is available.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430116,000Visitor
ESP/BAS light intermittent on and off, goes away if turn ignition off
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML43010,600Visitor
had the ESP/DAS warning light on
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML43076,000Visitor
My ESP/BAS warning lights comes on occasionally. Wasn't aware this could have been caused by a faulty brake light switch. I would turn off the vehicle and restart it in the past to make the lights go out. I will replace the brake light switch and provide an update upon completion.
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML43078,890Visitor
Light stays one BAS ESP
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430160,000Visitor
while driving the vehicle suddenly locks the brakes, nearly causing accidents. and after coming to a full stop, the brakes are still engaged for about 10-20 secs. and I has to drive the vehicle at about 10-20 mph...
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430130,000Visitor
All brakelights indicator lights are on when driving and stop at stop light when I go to take off it starts beeping and want change gear I have to pull over turn the switch off restart the vehicle and then it drives like nothings wrong but the brake indicator lights are still on
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML43011,497Visitor
The bas, esp, the ! Light, abs, and Check Engine lights are on.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML43024,000Visitor
I am very tried of having dashboard lights keep coming on in the the day and in the night.. I have had two different mechanic try to stop the light from coming on. The BAS,ESP,ABS light I need your help for the recall asap. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Sandra
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430113,000Visitor
ABS, ESP, and BAS light come on and beeps when the outside temperature is above 75 degrees. Turning off vehicle and restarting generally resets warning light. There are many opinions about cause, yet there does not appear to be a set of solutions that anyone has posted or disclosed.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430115,000Visitor
Light is on and off
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430157,000Visitor
BAS/ESP ETS and ABS lights stay illuminated
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430147,142Visitor
My brake lights don't go on, cruise control don't work, bas lights on, shifter is locked. I will try this fix and reply if it worked.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430139,000Visitor
My BAS/ESP light came on while driving. I got home turned the car off and when I started it again to leave the car would not allow me to shift leaving me stuck in park.
2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430212,000Visitor
brake lights stuck on, pull top plug on switch and lights dgo out, don't work at all.
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