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

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.

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Average mileage: 80,455 (10,000–127,090)
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E500 10,000 mi,
Indicate break problems
2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 109,000 mi,
sbc light came on and in about 5 sec - breaks went out completely
2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 85,000 mi,
reduced braking power dash warning light/ ESP Malfunction ...very low mileage... SBC system...