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»Google+
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Mercedes-Benz ML430 Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights
Mercedes-Benz ML430 Problem
Average Mileage: 119,508 mi (10,600 mi - 220,000 mi)
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.
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 112,000 mi
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 ....
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 116,000 mi
ESP/BAS light intermittent on and off, goes away if turn ignition off
Visitor, 2001 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 120,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 78,890 mi
Light stays one BAS ESP
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 147,142 mi
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.
E 320 2000
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 139,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 2000 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 212,000 mi
brake lights stuck on, pull top plug on switch and lights dgo out, don't work at all.
Visitor, 1999 Mercedes-Benz ML430, 10,600 mi
had the ESP/DAS warning light on