Originally Posted by bclemens
You must not know MB. They have some "sway" sensor so that if it sways too much it goes into "limp mode". I'm sure they think that's all we need.
Didn't experience anything I would call a "limp mode", but I have had the ESP yellow warning light come on in heavy crosswinds at highway speeds (as have others - see ESP ASR & BAS lights during crosswinds
I believe the ESP light indicates that the stability control system has been "triggered" by sensors seeing a "steering anomaly". It then intervenes and the warning light latches on until the engine is shut off - light clears on a re-start. I didn't notice any driving issues - other than the yellow light.
I'm hoping the Helwig bar will stabilize things enough to avoid triggering the ESP in the future... Time will tell.