Kia Forte: Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC)

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC)

The Electronic Stability control (ESC) system is designed to stabilize the vehicle during cornering maneuvers. ESC checks where you are steering and where the vehicle is actually going. ESC applies the brakes on individual wheels and intervenes with the engine management system to stabilize the vehicle.

Electronic stability control (ESC) will not prevent accidents. Excessive speed in turns, abrupt maneuvers and hydroplaning on wet surfaces can still result in serious accidents. Only a safe and attentive driver can prevent accidents by avoiding maneuvers that cause the vehicle to lose traction. Even with ESC installed, always follow all the normal precautions for driving - including driving at safe speeds for the conditions.

WARNING

For maximum protection, always wear your seat belt. No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive responsibly.

The Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether ESC will be effective in preventing a loss of control. It is still your responsibility to drive and corner at reasonable speeds and to leave a sufficient margin of safety.

When you apply your brakes under conditions which may lock the wheels, you may hear a “tik-tik’’ sound from the brakes, or feel a corresponding sensation in the brake pedal. This is normal and means your ESC is active.

✽ NOTICE

A click sound may be heard in the engine compartment when the vehicle begins to move after the engine is started. These conditions are normal and indicate that the Electronic Stability Control System is functioning properly.

Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
ABS (or ESC) will not prevent accidents due to improper or dangerous driving maneuvers. Even though ABS (or ESC) helps improve vehicle control during emergency braking, always maintain a saf ...

ESC operation
ESC ON condition When the ignition is turned ON, ESC and ESC OFF indicator lights illuminate for approximately 3 seconds, then ESC is turned on. Press the ESC OFF button for at ...

Other information:

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Owners Manual: Odometer, Outside Temperature Gauge


Odometer Odometer The odometer indicates the total distance the vehicle has been driven. You will also find the odometer useful to determine when periodic maintenance should be performed. - Odometer range : 0 ~ 1,599,999 km or 0 ~ 999,999 miles. Outside Temperature Gauge This gaug ...

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Service Manual: Trunk Lid Latch


Repair procedures Replacement    • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage. ...

Copyright © www.kiforte.com 2017-2022