Electronic stability program
(ESC) with understeer control
and traction control
Electronic stability control ESC
This system helps you to keep control
of the vehicle in critical driving condi-
tions (avoiding an obstacle, loss of grip
on a bend, etc.).
A sensor in the steering wheel detects
the direction selected by the driver.
Other sensors throughout the vehicle
measure the actual direction.
The system compares driver input to
the actual trajectory of the vehicle and
corrects the trajectory if necessary by
controlling the braking of certain wheels
and/or engine power. In the event that
the system is engaged, indicator light
flashes on the instrument panel.
DRIVING CORRECTION DEVICES AND AIDS (2/5)
This system optimises the action of the
ESC in the case of pronounced un-
dersteer (loss of front axle road hol-
This system helps to limit wheelspin of
the drive wheels and to control the vehi-
cle when pulling away accelerating or
Using the wheel sensors, the system
measures and compares the speed of
the drive wheels at all times and slows
down their over-rotation. If a wheel is
starting to slip, the system brakes au-
tomatically until the drive supplied be-
comes compatible with the level of grip
under the wheel again.
The system also adjusts the engine
speed to the grip available under the
wheels, independently of the pressure
exerted on the accelerator pedal.
These functions are an ad-
ditional aid in the event of
critical driving conditions,
enabling the vehicle beha-
viour to be adapted to suit the dri-
However, the functions do not take
the place of the driver. They do
not increase the vehicle’s limits
and should not encourage you
to drive more quickly. Therefore,
they can under no circumstances
replace the vigilance or responsibi-
lity of the driver when manoeuvring
the vehicle (the driver must always
be ready for sudden incidents which
may occur when driving).
When the system detects an operating
fault the message “CHECK ESC” and
© and appear
on the instrument panel. In this case,
the ESC and traction control system
Consult an approved dealer.