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What is Electronic Stabilization Control in my Volkswagen vehicle?

How does the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) work?

Electronic Stabilization Control or ESC is a system designed to help prevent the loss of control in curves and emergency steering maneuvers by stabilizing the car when it begins to veer off the set path. It basically helps the driver to maintain control of the car in slightly difficult maneuvering positions. If you have been wondering how Electronic Stabilization Control works or what electronic stabilization control in a Volkswagen vehicle is, continue reading this post by Weimer Volkswagen of Morgantown, WV to find out!

What is Electronic Stabilization Control in my Volkswagen car?

Electronic Stabilization Control or ESC is a technology that has been standard on all Volkswagen vehicles since 2009. You might not even realize how this technology has been helping you drive safely for so long. ESC basically monitors your individual tire speed and ensures they are able to brake when needed.

Another key feature is the control unit that tracks the steering wheel angle and rotation around the vertical axis. This ensures that the car can automatically brake in case there is a sudden change in the direction of movement of the vehicle. 

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Why is my ESC indicator light on?

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If the ESC light flashes while the vehicle is in motion, the ESC or traction control system is intervening. This is a normal feature. If someone pressed the “ESC off” button, the ESC light may be constantly lit. You can reactivate the ESC by switching off the ignition and then on again. If the ESC light goes off, the system is fully functional, and you have nothing to worry about.

If the light stays on constantly, it is likely that a malfunction has been detected. Or the system has been shut off manually. There is a button to reactivate the ESC. But if it is a system malfunction, you need to get your car checked as soon as possible.

If you live in or around Morgantown, WV, and are facing issues with your Electrical Stabilization Control, you can drive by Weimer Volkswagen and our team of experts will fix it for you. In the meantime, you can check out more tips and tricks here or get some service special offers here!

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