Brake Light Switch Failure May Cause ESP/BAS Warning Lights on Mercedes-Benz SLK320

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: 64,180 (10,200–132,000)
4 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
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The drivers side rear brake light is off, the bulb is perfect, can't figure out how to correct this issue. Can you help? 813-938-4155
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 87,700 mi,
The esp/ bas light kicked on then the abs light came on and the car began to lock the front passenger tire up and I had done research and I found out about the switch is a very good fix an after one day it's still good
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 50,000 mi,
car completely stopped (ESP/BASP) - I had to reset them by restarting the engine and turning the steering wheel
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 132,000 mi,
BAS ESP light came on after car suddenly braked by itself! Scary