Kia Soul: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC OFF usage

Kia Soul (SK3) 2020-2022 Owners Manual / Driving your vehicle / Brake system / Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC OFF usage

When driving

Never press the ESC OFF button while ESC is operating (ESC indicator light blinks).

If ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may slip out of control.

NOTICE

WARNING

Never press the ESC OFF button while ESC is operating.

If the ESC is turned off while ESC is operating, the vehicle may go out of control.

To turn ESC off while driving, press the ESC OFF button while driving on a flat road surface.

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