Kia Forte: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation

ESC ON condition

When operating

When the ESC is in operation, the ESC indicator light blinks.

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. ES ...

ESC operation off
ESC OFF state There are 2 types of ESC OFF states: Traction Control disabled and Traction & Stability Control disabled. If the ignition is turned off when ESC is off, ESC remains off ...

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