Kia Forte: Brake system / Vehicle stability management (VSM)

Kia Forte 2019-2022 (BD) Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Vehicle stability management (VSM)

This system provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering responses when a vehicle is driving on a slippery road or a vehicle detects changes in coefficient of friction between the right wheels and left wheels when braking.

WARNING - Tire/ Wheel size

When replacing tires and wheels, make sure they are the same size as the original tires and wheels installed. Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may diminish any supplemental safety benefits of the VSM system.

ESC OFF usage
When driving ESC should be turned on for daily driving whenever possible. To turn ESC off while driving, press the ESC OFF button while driving on a flat road surface. WARNING - Oper ...

VSM operation
When the VSM is in operation, the ESC indicator light () blinks. When the vehicle stability management is operating properly, you can feel a slight pulsation in the vehicle and/or abnormal st ...

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