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My SLK 320 the lemon

I just joined this site and hope that I can get some help. I've had my 2001 SLK 320 for about 3 years. As soon as I have one thing fixed another thing breaks on it. Granted, the backend was hit last year, but over all no major damage. When I took it to the dealer to have it fixed after the accident they charged me over $5,000 and wrote on the bill the car was "unsafe to operate" which is total BS.
For the past 6 months the car will go in and out of limp mode. Also, in the past two weeks the battery light came on and the car dies on me. It will just "click" when I try to start it. It will start right up if I have it jumped or by itself if I wait a few hours. I'm thinking its the alternator, but haven't tested it yet to confirm. My BAS/ESP light comes on all the time and I've got a break light out which I've heard is a recall item, but don't think that would cause it to die while running. Any ideas?
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