ABS Modulator Failure Due to Dirty Brake Fluid on Mercedes-Benz E320

As brake fluid becomes dirty over time, it can cause a failure of the anti-lock brake system (ABS) modulator assembly. Our technicians recommend a complete brake system flush every two years to help prevent this issue.

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Average mileage: 132,000 (95,000–169,000)
10 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007
12 people reported this problem
1 person shared problem details
Rare brakes lock up after approx. 15mins of driving. Cools off after an hour, drives again until next episode
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