Mercedes-Benz 300TE Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) Diagnosis Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

The average cost for a Mercedes-Benz 300TE anti-lock brake system (ABS) diagnosis is between $88 and $111. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $111. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

How does the ABS system work?

The ABS system is designed to keep the brakes from stopping one or more wheels while the vehicle is in motion by quickly engaging and disengaging the brakes in rapid succession until the vehicle is out of harm's way. The ABS control module is the brain of this system, and is physically attached to the brake lines, via the distribution block, to control the amount of pressure that is being applied when the driver depresses the brake pedal. Because traction control is integrated into the ABS system, the ABS module may pulse the brakes or reduce engine power during cornering to prevent wheel spin, even if the brakes are not applied.

What are the symptoms of an ABS system problem?

A failure in the ABS or TCS will leave the brakes functioning normally, but without the added security of traction control and anti-lock brakes. When the ABS control module detects a fault, the ABS light, traction control light, and any manufacturer specific stability control lights will illuminate on the instrument cluster, alerting you to have the systems inspected for faults.

Can I drive with an ABS system problem?

The vehicle can be driven with these warning lights on, since failure of the ABS or TCS does not disable the vehicle, but safety is a concern as drivers become accustomed to the road manners of their vehicles. If hard braking that is normally controlled by the ABS control module is necessary, a collision may occur. We do recommend towing the vehicle to a repair facility if the brakes feel unusual under light or normal driving conditions.

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How often does the ABS system require diagnosis?

ABS system components can fail at any mileage, and under any conditions. However the wheel speed sensors, which monitor the speed of wheel rotation, are prone to failure as they are housed near the road surface, and subject to dust, debris, precipitation, salt, and road hazards.