Mercedes Benz E320 owners have reported 13 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).
I been driving mercedes for passed 20 years but never experienced scary moment like this. Thursday 09/01/16 on my way home from work out of nowhere red brake warning light lid up my whole dash with big stop sign in the middle, flashing with esp and abs saying visit workshop and I lost 90% of braking power. Luckily, it happened on open road with cars far ahead of me. Pulled aside and after few restarts warning went off and I made it safely home without towing service, keeping my left foot close to emergency brake pedal. Google search revealed to my surprise very common problem with bosch sbc units installed in this model. Is this even possible for one of the top names in the world to limit their service cycle to 300,000 brake pedal applications? are some of the top engineers involved out of their mind? mercedes, is it safe to drive this car in highway speeds with two kids in it? would one of the engineers like to take my car on the autobahn now to proof their point? I believe the counter is up with 13 years and 122k miles of service because all other brake components checked fine. Unbelievable??? where is the safety recall??? ended in 10 years??? what a shame for both mercedes and bosch names.
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The contact owns a 2004 Mercedes Benz E320. The contact stated that the brake warning light illuminated and the brake pedal became very loose. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and it was determined that the sensotronic brake control module needed to be replaced along with the entire hydraulic brake system. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000.
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Went to start the car and at first the key wouldn't turn over I had to keep taking put and inserting it at a different side it eventually started. Soon as it turned over the brake light esp and abs light started flashing the car is stuck in park.
The contact owns a 1998 Mercedes Benz e-320. The contact stated that the srs and abs warning lights illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the VIN was not included in their manufacturer's recall campaign for the brake lights. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000. . . Updated 02-28-14.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2003 mercedes E320. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph when the brake warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact depressed the brake pedal but the vehicle would not respond. The vehicle eventually came to a stop. The contact shut the engine off and after restarting the vehicle the brake system functioned without failure. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000. Kmj.
The contact owns a 2003 mercedes-benz E320. The contact stated that the brake warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the sbc hydraulic unit failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 43,000.
Driving south on i95 near savannah the dash lights including the brake light lit up on the dashboard and the vehicle began decelerating. Applied the emergency brake and was able to drive the vehicle to the shoulder. After the engine was shut off the vehicle could be started but could not get from park into a gear or even neutral. All four wheels were frozen and so getting the car on to the tow truck was almost impossible. Were towed to the nearest mercedes dealership where the sbc system was replaced. This took over night as the part was not available at the dealership. Besides being greatly inconvenienced - we had to spend a night in a hotel, we could have been killed if this would have occurred at night. The car was serviced by mercedes since purchase new in 2004. The part should have been identified during a service call, this obviously was a recall that was kept quiet. Not informing the owners of this potentially deadly issues is a major negligence on mercedes part.
I purchased my car from a used car dealership of course I expected to have to have minor work done on it. Immediately noticed that the heater didn't work when I had it repaired I was told that some valve often gets stuck on these cars the dealership always run diagnostics on your car whether you want them to or upon running the diagnostic I was advised the my new used card would need about $6k in work done from the hood to the trunk I decided to keep the car and get the major work done in stages 1st thing I had done was front break pads and rotors although I opted to have the work completed by an authorized repair shop and not the dealship for obvious reasons (cost) not once did the dealership complete recall repair work or even mention it to me that there were several recalls and my car needed to have those repairs completed but rather over charged me for ball joints plus several other things that more than likely did not need to be repaired. I felt completely taken advantage of and raised my concern adamantly to little avail. I took my car to the dealership multiple time prior to the expriration of the said 10yr extended warranty with regard to the sbc failing not once did they mention or repair it knowing full well that the main purpose of me bringing my car to them was specifically due to the brake warning light being illuminated on the dash I was told that it was some type of sensor not a big deal to worry about that my car would continue to stop and there was no need to replace the said sensor an unnecessary cost since my breaks were fine I told them my breaks weren't fine it was taking too long for the car to slow down and stop they did nothing that was 2012 the condition worsened and the light went from white to red I decided to research online a few months ago and came across 3 recalls I called mbusa they told me the warranty expired November 2013.
I was driving approximately 45 mph when the red dash warning light came on brake failure stop immediately visit workshop. The red emergency brake light and the amber abs light also came on. The vehicle started to automatically downshift into lower gears and I was able to pull off the road and stop using the emergency brake since the brakes were not working and I had the brake pedal to the floor. I was able to get the vehicle home using the emergency brake to stop the vehicle and the next day when I started the vehicle everything worked fine. I took it to my local mercedes-benz dealer and they updated the software for the sbc control unit. They also verified that all recall service for this vehicle had been previously performed. Had this incident occurred during an emergency braking situation or at a high speed I feel that this would have resulted in an accident.
2005 Mercedes Benz E320. Consumer states brake failure
the consumer stated the brake failure occurred as she was driving 65 mph. The dash lights including the brake light lit up on the dashboard and the vehicle began to decelerate. The consumer applied repeated pressure to the brake pedal which finally stopped the vehicle nd had the vehicle towed. The brake sbc system needed to be replaced.
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The contact owns a 2005 Mercedes Benz E320. While driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate and the brake system failure light illuminated on the instrument panel. There was repeated pressure to the brake pedal which stopped the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the vehicle was repaired under recall 05v133000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The current and failure mileages were 90,798. The consumer stated the brake failure occurred as she was driving 65 mph. The dash lights including the brake light lit up on the dashboard and the vehicle began to decelerate. The consumer applied repeated pressure to the brake pedal which finally stopped the vehicle. She had the vehicle towed to the dealer where it was determined the brake sbc system needed to be replaced.
The contact owned a 2003 Mercedes Benz E320. He was driving 35mph on 12-15-05 when the brakes failed and a crash occurred which severely injured his shoulder. A police report was filed and the contact was given a citation. The contact noticed a yellow brake warning light prior to the failure on the instrument panel. The contact stated he sustained injuries from his toes to the top of his head including a concussion and memory loss. He was taken to an emergency room who only diagnosed him with a fractured ankle. The brake pads were replaced three to four weeks prior to the failure. The contact later found out that the recall repair was not performed at that time but was directly related to the failure. He had been confined to a couch or a bed since the crash occurred due to the injuries he sustained. He also had a fractured vertebrae, his hips and knees were snapped, he lost one kidney and his stomach was placed behind his heart during surgery twice for the bleeding through his arteries. The contact stated that recall 04v296000 , service brakes, hydraulic mfr's report date: Jun 22, 2004 and NHTSA campaign id number: 05v133000 , service brakes, hydraulic, mfr's report date: Mar 31, 2005 are directly related to the failure. The electronic braking system was engineered improperly and was no longer being installed in Mercedes Benz. He stated that NHTSA thought that mercedes would take care of the recall and its customers; however, they failed to do so. The insurance agent confirmed that the vehicle was destroyed. The doctor had not noticed the extent of several of his injuries for at least 4 years. He also had three eye surgeries within the last six months and the problem still had not been corrected. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 19,000.
Recall campaign:04v296000 the consumer had problems with the vehicle's brake lights prior to receiving the recall notice. The consumer took the vehicle in to get the recall service done for the repeated deflating tire and front brake pads. The consumer was refused a rental or loaner vehicle. The consumer was told that his vehicle would not comply to the pump as the system would not bleed. Another customers parts would be used as the pump continued to be faulty to the consumers vehicle. The consumer was allowed by the service dept to drive the vehicle off with failed service. While driving the emergency brake light flashed repeatedly. The consumer stated that the service on his vehicle was broken up intentionally to avert the lemon law citation. The consumers vehicle is a mercedes E320.
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|Service Brakes problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Sensor problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Abs Brake Fail problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings problems||
|Brake Grinding Noise problems||