Kia Optima: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation off

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / 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. Upon restarting the engine, the ESC will automatically turn on again.

• ESC off state 1

To cancel ESC operation, press the ESC OFF button (ESC OFF ) shortly (ESC OFF indicator light (ESC OFF ) illuminates). At this state, the engine control function does not operate.

It means the traction control function does not operate. Brake control function only operates.

• ESC off state 2

To cancel ESC operation, press the ESC OFF button (ESC OFF ) for more than 3 seconds. ESC OFF indicator light (ESC OFF ) illuminates and ESC OFF warning chime will sound.

At this state, the engine control function and brake control function do not operate. It means the car stability control function does not operate any more.

ESC operation
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