20 Feb, 11

Mercedes Sensotronic brake-by-wire SBC ABS Pump System Failures

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Mercedes Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) ABS PumpSensotronic Brake Control (SBC) ABS pump systems are commonly found on higher end Mercedes such as the E-Class, SL & CL Class, CLS etc.. the SBC Sensotronic ABS pump is a brake-by-wire system and Mercedes Benz were one of the first vehicle manufacturing companies to apply this system to cars.

How It Works
The Brake-By-Wire Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) system is quite different to the conventional hydraulic abs braking system because it doesn’t have a brake servo at the reservoir to start with and the brake pedal is connected to the ECU by wire. The sensors on the brake pedal offer a way of communication, telling the on-board computer how the brake pedal was pressed, how hard it was pressed & how quickly it was pressed etc. The computer then calculates the required pressure and activates the braking system producing braking force at each wheel via modulators.

The problem with Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) ABS Pump Braking Systems
The Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) ABS Pump has a service life (also known as a life expectancy) programmed into the control module which works off the number of brake actuations. Once this limit has been reached, the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) light may illuminate on the dash or a brake related warning may appear on the trip computer. Once this happens, the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) system is de-activated and the hydraulic braking function mode is activated whereby limited braking pressure is applied to the front brakes thus increasing the braking distance.

When the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) ABS pump fails, you are led to believe that the unit will require replacing and in some cases (depending on the vehicle application) it can cost up to £2500-3000 for a replacement unit (+Labour, Programming & VAT).

Connected to the STAR diagnostic system, the fault code C2498 will show the fault code description “Service Threshold Reached” as a current & stored fault code. This code cannot be erased without replacing the system.

Common Part Numbers:

Mercedes Part Number – 005 431 0012
Mercedes Part Number – 005 431 0612
Mercedes Part Number –  005 431 3412
Mercedes Part Number –  005 431 7112

Bosch Part Number – 0265 250 067
Bosch Part Number – 0265 250 065
Bosch Part Number – 0265 250 077
Bosch Part Number – 0265 250 092
Bosch Part Number – 0265 960 025
Bosch Part Number – 0265 960 012
Bosch Part NUmber – 0265 960 019

How Can Sinspeed Help Reduce This Cost & Fix The Problem?
Rather than replacing the unit with an expensive new part or even replacing with a second hand part (just waiting for it to fail).. we can remanufacture your existing unit and reprogram the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) control module to increase the service life expectancy of the unit. This is becoming a very common problem and we’re able to carry out full repairs to these units and offer a very competitive fitting rate.

For more information & a quote, call us today on 0871 2887 666.

124 thoughts on “Mercedes Sensotronic brake-by-wire SBC ABS Pump System Failures

  • My merc. E220 cdi reg. no.J***** show white sign on dash visit work service brakes.
    It Got to do some thingh with aBS system. Please let know how long it will take and price.

    Thanks.

    • Hi J,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      I’ve just sent over an email now for some further information regarding an SBC Pump for your Mercedes SBC Unit.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi i have a problem with my abs pump Has been blown b class mercdes reg no cN****. My contact no 077********

    • Hello Mukesh,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      This is known to be a very common issue and we have sent over an email now with pricing and information. Please do not hesitate to get back to us if we can be of further assistance.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hallo my sbc pum on my mercedes e 270 cdi come to red on dashboard. i been told i need new one but it cost 1800 pound in mb garage. can you remanufacture mine old one or can you suplie me new pump for any better price? or if i send you old one can you fix it and send me back?

    my pump is A005 431 05 12 Q6
    bosch no, 0 265 250 065

    thanks

    • Hello Miroslav,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have sent over an email now for some further information regarding the repair of your SBC pump.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • mercedes e220 w211 cdi avantguard w211 keeping getting Red sBC light on intermittently can you please advise me.a.s.a.p thks

    • Hello Tailor,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have sent over an email now for further information regarding the repair of your Mercedes SBC Pump.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

  • Hello, my sbc pump went red on dashboard “reduced breaking effor” and “stop car immediately” could you send me some further information regarding the repair of sbc pump. W211 e220cdi 2003y

    • Hello Andrew,

      Thank you for your enquiry,

      I have sent over an email now for further information regarding the repair of your Mercedes SBC Pump.

      Kind Regards,

      Jason
      Sinspeed

    • Hi Azad

      We need a little more information about your SBC unit, whether the brakes currently work and what faults you’re getting on the diagnostics. I have sent you a quick requesting further information. If you can come back to me on the email I can then quote accordingly for a repair or replacement unit.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • I have a 2003 E Class W211 with 112,000 miles. The white sign “service brake visit workshop has appeared. Whats the repair and approx cost to fix this?

    • Hi Phil

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Alex

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email requesting a bit more information. If you can kindly respond to our email we can quote accordingly.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi,
    2003 E-Class Wagon, S211 270 CDI with ESP/ABS/SBC malfunctions diagnosed as pump electronic unit failure.
    All sensors and reluctor rings replaced. Car has 132k mls.
    Any idea of cost to exchange/repair?

    Kind regards,

    Greg R

    • Hi Greg

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Sarfaraz

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We would need a little more information to confirm whether or not your unit would be repairable. Majority of the times it is repairable even when others tell you it is not. We have sent you an email, please respond with the required information and we can quote accordingly.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • 06 e500 mercedes pump #0265 960 025 white light on dash visit workshop what will it cost to rebuild unit? bought a used one ,it has same problems.

    • Hi Estrice

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • HI there i have a 2003 E Class W211 with 93,000 miles. The white sign “service brake visit workshop has appeared, the car still breaks as usual and the SBC H works as normal. Whats the repair and approx cost to fix this?

    • Hi Maz

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with pricing and information for the repair and replacement of your SBC unit.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi i have e320 cdi 2003 and i get white service brake visit workshop. How much would it be to recon the unit and how long does it take ?

    • Hi Lukas

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hello , my triptronic shows service brake , model 320 cdi 2004 , kindly advice re price , thank you

    • Hi Rasha

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email, if you could kindly respond with a bit more information as requested in the email, we can then determine whether it will be repairable or a replacement.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

    • Hi Jacob

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We do ship to Africa and have sent you an email with pricing and information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      BODYTEQ

  • mERCEDES E CLASS E32O DIESEL (2004)

    sign on dash In RED visit workShop brakes Fluid .
    But check the fluid it was fine plus had a full service.

    • Hi Mehmet

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with some information and pricing.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi.have problems with my 03 plate w211.its showing ESP not found and sometime s its saying wisit workshop.been in garage and mechanics told i need new abs pump.can you fix old one?

    • Hi Ged

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information including our offer for brand new genuine replacement units with a Lifetime warranty, direct from Bosch in Germany.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi , car is 53 reg w211 e220cdi i got white “Visitors workshop brake failure” and From 2 weeks sometimes red “stop abs failure” 2-3 times a day . Pump nimbers is 005 431 33 12 q1 and 0 265 250 075 . Can you send me a quote ? Thx

    • Hi Greg

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email with full pricing and information including the costs for a brand new genuine replacement unit direct from Bosch in Germany with a Lifetime warranty.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • White sign on dash: BRAKE – Visit workshop (after research i am thinking accumulator on SBC unit)
    Reading From unit: 0 265 250 062 0 265 960 018 HW 05/03 SW15/03
    What is cost of re-manufacturing?
    Thanks.

    • Hi Vkejo,

      Thanks for the enquiry and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve sent you an email for some further information regarding the faults you are currently experiencing. If you could please respond to the email we will then be able to send you a more accurate quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • hi
    my part number is A0084313812q2
    i have abs sbc problem atten to work shop
    how much would it cost to refurb this item? thank you

    • Hello Khuram,

      Thanks for the enquiry and many apologies for the delay in our response.

      We’ve sent you an email for some further information regarding the faults you are currently experiencing. If you could please respond to the email we will then be able to send you a more accurate quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • I have E 240 model 2003 when normal driving some time coming message (RED) on dash board ( brake defective stop vehicle ) at this time reduce the speed , when i make switch of and restart message gone out but after few time coming again when I’m Inspection My Car In Workshop By Computer The Fault Cod It’s A7/3
    N47-5
    so i need your advise as soon as you ca

    • Hello Mudathir

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email for further information regarding the SBC unit before quoting you. If you can please reply to the email, we will then be able to get back to you with a more accurate quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hello.I have an E270 from 2093 with 198k miles.Following numerous warnings my car is now off the road while i decide what to do.
    Is this lukely to be a programming issue?
    What would you need to know from me to give some advice?
    Many thanks.
    Howard May.

    • Hello Howard

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email for further information regarding the SBC unit before quoting you. If you can please reply to the email, we will then be able to get back to you with a more accurate quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hello, I have E320 2oo4year 110000miles. when I was driving the car suddenly lost brake and on dashboard coming red message (brake defective stop vehicle). But on next day everything was fine but I’m afraid to drive again. SBC pump A0054310512Q6 0265250065.What could be the reason?

    • Hello Vadim,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email now with pricing and further information.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

  • Hi.
    Have a 04 e320cdi.
    With white waring brakeservice, stored fault code c235c.
    What would it cost to get my unit remanufactered?

    • Hello Stian,

      Thanks for the enquiry,

      We’ve sent you an email for further information regarding the SBC unit before quoting you. If you can please reply to the email, we will then be able to get back to you with a more accurate quote.

      Kind Regards

      Jason
      SINSPEED

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