Brake Light On Problems of Mercedes Benz ML320
Mercedes Benz ML320 owners have reported 4 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).
#1 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Mercedes Benz ML320
The car involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz Ml320. The VIN of the car is 4JGAB54E82_. Dash board brake light went on and the brakes failed. This brake light on issue occurred November 20, 2003.
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#2 - Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Mercedes Benz ML320
The car involved is a 2002 Mercedes Benz Ml320. [Mercedes Benz ml 320 2002] while driving east on route 80 at 65 mph and approaching the toll booths of the george washington bridge, I tapped my brakes to disengage my speed control. The speed control did not shut down. I hit the brake pedal several more times harder and harder, but the speed control stayed in control. I pushed down very hard on the brake pedal with both feet and although the car slowed a little, the speed control dramatically speeded up the engine with the tachometer going almost full scale. I was able to reduce the car's speed from about 65 to under 50 mph, but was still pretty scared. This was a terrifying experience and as an engineer I realized my options and time to react were very limited! I figured my choices were few: 1) brake until the car either stopped or I had hit the stopped cars at the toll booths (maybe damage the transmission further), 2) shift the car into neutral hoping that either the speed control would disengage or at least I could stop the car (engine rpms might run away and destroy the engine), or 3) try to shut off the speed control with the control stalk on the left of the steering column (which I obviously could not read closely to figure out where the stop might be). Fortunately, with several tries I was able to find the stop position on the speed control stalk and disengage the control. I braked very hard to stop short of a collision. . . . . And got harsh words and looks from the adjacent toll collectors. I suspected that the brake light switch was not working and this was confirmed by my mechanic (eddie rodriguez of eddy's total auto care). The mechanic also has to replace the brake pressure sensor. My wife is insisting that I get rid of the car immediately and buy a new car. I love my ml 320. . . . . But I love my wife too!. It was Thursday, May 13, 2010 when this brake light on issue happened.
#3 - Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320
The car is a 2001 Mercedes Benz Ml320. : the contact stated while driving 10 mph, the abs activated without the brake pedal being depressed. This stopped the vehicle, and caused a complete stalling of the engine and electrical system. There were no warnings prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, who determined that the yaw rate sensor had malfunctioned. This was the fourth instance of the problem occurring. The manufacturer was also notified. The consumer stated emergency brake systlem light illuminated and suddenly her speed was reduced from 70 mph to 0 and then the brakes locked. Updated 01/19/07. This problem occurred on November 6, 2006.
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#4 - Brake Light On problem of the 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320
The reporting person owns a 2000 Mercedes Benz Ml320. The contact was driving with the cruise control activated and when she tapped on the brakes to disengage the component, the vehicle accelerated abnormally as opposed to decelerating. The contact had to shift into neutral in order to stop the vehicle from accelerating any further. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake light switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The failure recurred five times and each time, the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the identical, diagnosis was provided. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance, stating that the vehicle was no longer under factory warranty. The failure mileage was 100,000 and current mileage was not available. This issue happened on Thu., Dec. 22, 2005.
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