Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights on Mercedes-Benz S430

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The ESP and BAS warning lights may illuminate due to a failed brake light switch. Replacement of the failed switch should correct this concern.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 104,171 (60,000–144,200)
7 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006
17 people reported this problem
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One morning my husband moved my car due to street sweeping, when I was ready to leave i turned the ignition and it does NOT shift. In big BOLD LETTERS across the dash board says " ESP" visit workshop "BAS Warning"
ESP and ABS light stayed on. Its in the shop for the 3rd time. I am suggesting that they change the brake light switch.
MY BREAK LIGHT REAR DRIVER SIDE DOES NOT WORK. BUT THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE DOES, TRIED TO CHANGE THE LIGHT BULB BUT THIS DIDNT WORK SO DOES THAT MEAN I MAY NEED TO CHANGE THE WHOLE LIGHT ARE IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE I MAY NEED TO DO.
Lights came On..after turning car on. .abs and esp
Bas and Esp warning lights are on my Mercedes.
BAS/ESP message lights would at times come on. More and more frequently. Replaced the Brake Light Switch,resolved this problem! Thanks