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Check brakes if sensotronic brake control (SBC) light comes on on Mercedes-Benz E500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

This vehicle has sensotronic brake control (SBC). If the SBC light on the dash illuminates, have the brakes checked. If the SBC is not working, limited brake pressure is delivered to the front brakes, increasing the distance it takes to stop. The SBC hydraulic unit has a specific service life programmed into the control module; follow the manufacturer's recommended service procedure for proper maintenance of the SBC.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 80,455 (10,000–127,090)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
17 people reported this problem
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Indicate break problems
sbc light came on and in about 5 sec - breaks went out completely
reduced braking power dash warning light/ ESP Malfunction ...very low mileage... SBC system...
SBC light comes on, brakes go into emergency mode. I have had this happen 3 times. Each time after turning off the car and restarting no issues. Makes me very nervous now. Is there a recall for this safety issue?