Question: What Does It Mean When Your ESC Light Comes On In Your Car??

What Does the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) Warning Light Mean?

The ESC warning light is designed to help drivers in case they lose steering control by retaining control of the brakes and engine power in the car.

Is it safe to drive with the ESC light on?

Generally, it is still safe to drive when the ESC light is on, but the driver should take some precautions like slowing down on the road.

Is ESC the same as traction control?

It is ESC that controls vehicle direction, and ESC can if necessary use traction control to help. Brake traction control – detects a single wheel on an axle spinning faster than its opposite partner. The system then brakes the spinning wheel, sending torque (“drive”) to the other wheel.

How much does it cost to fix electronic stability control?

Electronic Stability Control Repair Cost:

NHTSA estimates that with mass production the average cost for installation of the ESC will be around $111 per vehicle on vehicles that already include ABS brakes. Currently the cost for optional equipment is around $300 to $800.

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