Kia Soul: ESC OFF usage - Electronic stability control (ESC) - Brake system - Driving your vehicleKia Soul: ESC OFF usage

Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC OFF usage

When driving

  • It’s a good idea to keep the ESC 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 - 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.

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