Question: How Does ESP Work On A Car??

ESP® recognizes if skidding is imminent and intervenes very quickly.

If the vehicle moves in a different direction ESP® detects the critical situation and reacts immediately – independently of the driver.

It uses the vehicle’s braking system to “steer” the vehicle back on track.

What does the ESP light mean?

It is normal for the ESP and ETC lights to come on when the Check Engine Light (CEL) does. They are Electronic Stability Program and Electronic Traction Control. Both are tied into the ABS system. If the engine or transmission is not working properly, these systems will be disabled.

What is the difference between ESP and traction control?

Both ESP and traction control are bits of electronic tech designed to keep your car from skidding. ESP is short for electronic stability programme, and is a generic term that covers a huge array of manufacturer names and acronyms for what is basically the same thing; ESC, DSC, VDC, VSA and so on.

What does it mean when the ESP BAS light comes on in your car?

Your Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator Light / Brake Assist System (BAS) Warning Light is a common issue with Chrysler. Start with checking the electrical system. To reset the ESP/BAS light, with the engine running, in park turn the wheel right to left, lock to lock twice.

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