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

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2022) 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
When ignition switch is turned to ON, the indicator light illuminates, then goes off if the ESC system is operating normally. The ESC indicator light blinks whenever ESC is operating or illuminat ...

Vehicle stability management (VSM)
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