Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights on Mercedes-Benz SLK230

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: 108,347 (70,000–145,000)
7 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 112,000 mi,
car brakes too right side and esp/bas light comes on
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 125,000 mi,
The bas esp and engine light is on cruise control does not work loss of power
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 145,000 mi,
ASR idiot light comes on, cruise control stops working, brake light switch near brake pedal failed.
Just replace the brake light switch. It's a pain to do but with patience it solves the problem.