Kia Forte: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC OFF usage

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

When driving

WARNING - Operating ESC

Never press the ESC OFF button while ESC is operating (ESC indicator light blinks).

If ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may slip out of control.

✽ NOTICE

Indicator light
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