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My 2004 C240 "ESP MALFUNCTION LIGHT" is on. Help?

Can anyone help me with this problem? I've heard that not even mercedes can help with this and if they do, it can be very pricy as they dig around in a daze until they finally find it and even then sometimes they don't have the best of luck. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get info on this problem or how I can fix it? Is it a sensor? Or is it...? Anyone can help me by sending me an email at asakal@tristarfundinggroup.com.

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I am in disbelief that Mercedes-Benz cannot diagnose and correct a major subsystem that is included on every model sold in the US. You haven't filled out a profile, so I have no idea where you're posting from. This business of "digging around in a daze" and depending on "luck" may be true if you're posting from Cuba, where I understand there to be no dealerships. However, if you are in a country where there are actual Mercedes-Benz dealerships, that dealership should be able to correct your problem.

A dealer in the United States corrected an ESP problem with my car in under an hour while I waited. In this case, they replaced the brake light switch. If you wish to explore your options regarding a DIY fix, I would recommend you purchase a WIS.

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Mercedes-Benz dealers all have what is called the Star Diagnostics system. It is a hand-held computer module that they plug into a portal on our cars. It reads the error codes and to a large degree, diagnoses our problems.

While it may be true that there are some problems that will even mystify a properly trained M-B tech, those are few and far between. Whoever gave you that erroneous information should keep their mouth shut.

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Can anyone help me with this problem? I've heard that not even mercedes can help with this and if they do, it can be very pricy as they dig around in a daze until they finally find it and even then sometimes they don't have the best of luck. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get info on this problem or how I can fix it? Is it a sensor? Or is it...? Anyone can help me by sending me an email at asakal@tristarfundinggroup.com.

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well first things first, do you even know what codes ESP is giving? without that info, noone can diagnosis it. Now whoever told you that mercedes cant help is full of shit. a common ESP issue right now is the steering angle sensor which I have done hundreds of. it could also be a fault in the control unit, BAS system. you need to let us know what the code is otherwise we cant help. ESP issues arent that hard to diagnosis. now there are times when I have been in a daze with certain issues, but any MB tech will tell you these cars are highly electronic and a simple complaint can cause major headaches. I myself have ran into a 01 c class awhile back with a ESP light on that ended up being a faulty hub assembly. and all I had was can communication issues.

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