What does the ESC light on my Hyundai entourage mean? what does the acronym even stand for?
Your owner's manual says = Electronic Stability Control.
Optimum driving safety now has
a name : ESC, the Electronic Stability Control.
ESC recognizes critical
driving conditions, such as panic reactions in dangerous situations, and
stabilizes the vehicle by wheel-individual braking and engine control
intervention with no needfor actuating the brake or the gas pedal.
ESC adds a further function
known as Active Yaw Control (AYC) to the ABS, TCS, EBD and ESC functions.
Whereas the ABS/TCS function controls wheel slip during braking and acceleration
and, thus, mainly intervenes in the longitudinal dynamics of the vehicle, active
yaw control stabilizes the vehicle about its vertical axis.
This is achieved by wheel
individual brake intervention and adaptation of the momentary engine torque with
no need for any action to be taken by the driver.
ESC essentially consists of
three assemblies : the sensors, the electronic control unit and the
Of course, the stability
control feature works under all driving and operating conditions. Under certain
driving conditions, the ABS/TCS function can be activated simultaneously with
the ESC function in response to a command by the driver.
In the event of a failure of
the stability control function, the basic safety function, ABS, is still
Sep 02, 2011 |
2006 Hyundai Sonata