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 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 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
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
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.
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 ML43010,600Visitor
had the ESP/DAS warning light on
1999 Mercedes-Benz ML43078,890Visitor
Light stays one BAS ESP
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.
2001 Mercedes-Benz ML43041,000Visitor
Esp/Bass warning lights were "ON' and "OFF'during my last trip to L.A (200 + Miles)
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