WHAT COULD CAUSE MY BRAKES TO NOT WORK?

  • Tiny
  • aprildeniz94
  • 2000 Mercedes Benz C230
  • 143,240 miles

I have a 2000 c230 kompressor and my brakes are very bad. Today, I was on the highway and I tried to slow down and my brakes would stick and my car wouldn't stop and it wouldn't slow down. I slammed on my brakes and kept my foot on the brake and finally it slowed down and I managed to pull into a parking lot and stop and park. I was wondering what might cause this to happen? Also, a light comes on that says BAS/ESP and I don't know what it is.

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 3:59 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Advice101
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With the symptoms you are having it sounds like you might have a problem with air pockets in you brake system or low on brake fluid. Have you had your brakes looked at? Might have worn brake pads also

first thing I would do is check your brake fluid make sure its full if not check for visible leaks

also check your brake linings might just need a set of new brake pads

Bas/ - brake assist, could be a faulty brake switch located on the brake pedal would be better to scan the vehicle and check the code

ESP/ - electronic stability systems, common problem is a steering angle sensor. Best to scan vehicle

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Saturday, May 5th, 2012 AT 4:26 AM
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I DON'T THINK I'D DRIVE IT TILL YOUR BRAKES ARE FULLY FUNCTIONAL

NICE ANSWER Advice101

MIGHT ALSO SEE IF THE MASTER CYLINDER IS LETTING FLUID BY THE PLUNGER/ O-RINGS (SOME PEOPLE CALL THIS "INTERNAL LEAKING")

KEEP US POSTED ON HOW IT'S WORKING OUT

THE MEDIC

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