Kia Soul: ESC operation - Electronic stability control (ESC) - Brake system - Driving your vehicle - Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner ManualKia Soul: ESC operation

First generation AM (2010–2013) / Kia Soul 2009-2013 AM Owner Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation

ESC ON condition

  • When the ignition is turned ON, ESC and ESC OFF indicator lights illuminate for approximately 3 seconds, then ESC is turned on.
  • Press the ESC OFF button for at least half a second after turning the ignition ON to turn ESC off. (ESC OFF indicator will illuminate). To turn the ESC on, press the ESC OFF button (ESC OFF indicator light will go off).
  • When starting the engine, you may hear a slight ticking sound. This is the ESC performing an automatic system self-check and does not indicate a problem.

When operating

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

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

  • When the Electronic Stability Control is operating properly, you can feel a slight pulsation in the vehicle. This is only the effect of brake control and indicates nothing unusual.
  • When moving out of the mud or driving on a slippery road, pressing the accelerator pedal may not cause the engine rpm (revolutions per minute) to increase.
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