Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights on Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG

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: 104,531 (39,000–140,000)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
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2001 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 140,000 mi,
ESP, BAS, and ABS lights all came on at the same time. Also, the steering all of a sudden got very sluggish and heavy.
2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG 39,000 mi,
ESP ANDABS MALFUNCTION STATED BY DASH BOARD