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Lou P. master tech, Mercedes Technician
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My 2000 ml 320 abruptly stopped in traffic and the bas/ets

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my 2000 ml 320 abruptly stopped in traffic and the bas/ets light came on....verydangerous
JA: What is the model of your '00 Mercedes?
Customer: ml 320
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: replaced brake pads/installed new brake switch
JA: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: rotors are over a year///200k miles
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.

Hello, do you mean the engine stopped ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
at least slowed to almost stopping....yellow triangle flashing and the poeer resumed
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.

ok, did this happen when you were braking?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No...driving at about 60 miles per hour
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.

Ok, did this happen before or after the brake switch install? also do you know the brake switch is adjustable?

and that is scary, the car should not have done that

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Scary I agree with...brake switch after
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have read other accounts on line also...same thing
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.

ok so the brake switch was a issue and we had a recall on it, what happened was the traction system was activated, why is the question, you should start the car and see if the brake lights are on by themselves and how easy they are to turn on by tapping the brake pedal or knocking it side to side.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok...will sdvise
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.

ok, i will be gone from 3:30- about 7 but will try and reply in the meantime.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
lights are not on--brakes appear to be working fine
Expert:  Lou P. master tech replied 11 months ago.

ok so far so good, if it happens again let me know and i will continue to help if needed. Please take a second and click the stars at the top of the screen to rate me so i may receive my credit , 5 stars is ideal , please request me in the future.
Keep in mind then when you rate it does not end our conversation. you can still return here to me for follow up information if needed, Lou P.