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06-20-2016, 04:56 PM
My apologies if this is the wrong forum to post this. I have a 2013 Pleasureway Plateau 2013, Mercedes chassis. While driving along the highway yesterday three warning lamps came on -- yellow ESP, ABS, and ASR/BAS. The manual says I should consult a "qualified specialist workshop" -- does that mean a Mercedes dealership? I'm 150 miles from the nearest one; is the vehicle safe to drive that far? Thank you.

Aqua Puttana
06-20-2016, 05:40 PM
NAS aka NAFTA model year 2001 -2006 are T1N.

NAS aka NAFTA 2007 and up are NCV3 models. So you should post drive train related questions to the NCV3 section.

No big deal. It is now moved to there... I mean here... :thinking:

The dash warning lights/icons are color coded. Red signifies the more serious warnings. Yellow means less urgency.

As long as your vehicle is operating correctly there is no reason to stop driving it. Just be aware that you may not have the benefit of the computer controlled driving safety systems. It is like driving an early 1960's vehicle.

There is some history of wheel speed sensors going bad on newer models. You are likely under warranty anyway.

Good luck.


06-20-2016, 05:47 PM
Thanks, I really appreciate the response. I'll drive it into the Mercedes dealership then.

Rock Doc
06-21-2016, 01:44 AM

I had this exact same thing happen with my 2014 Plateau TS (on a 2013 3500 chassis) a few months ago--the same constellation of dash lights. It was the wheel speed sensor, and it was covered under warranty. (Just barely--I had 35,300 miles on it then!!)

Since then, I've heard a fair number of people on this forum describe similar problems. I had the same issue on my 2012 Jeep Wrangler, and it strikes me that the wheel speed sensors in general can be a bit problematic. And as is typical, I was told that the wheel speed sensor for the Sprinter was about $125. The one for the Jeep was about $48 at the stealership, and $22 at O'Reilly Auto Parts. It's actually not hard at all to replace on the Jeep, but my local MB stealership told me that it's usually $450-$500 for them to replace one. Since it took me about 45 minutes with the Jeep (I was taking my time), I figure the rest of the MB price for the job was the "cover" charge for the granite sinks in the bathrooms...

Rock Doc

07-01-2016, 05:05 PM
Rock Doc, you nailed it. Just got back from the "stealership" (great name BTW). They wanted to charge me $641 until I pointed out to them that it was under warranty.