» » »

Kia Q&A

Ask Your Question

2007 Kia Rondo Question: dashboard buttons and lights

 

Question

kathy barnette, Rohrersville, MD, November 11, 2009, 21:10
 Rookie

I recently bought this vehicle and still waiting on KIA to send me a manual--my main question I guess I am having is what is the button that says ESC Off. I can't find anything online anywhere to tell me what this button is and what does it do. Thank you for helping me.

3 Answers
Flag This
  • Medium-star Best Answer
    November 12, 2009, 11:23
    Profile_thumbnail
     Master

    ESC normally stand for "Electronic Stability Control", though I have to admit that I am not exactly an expert on Kias. Electronic Stability Control is the system that detects when your car starts to slide or spin-out, and either cuts power, modulates the braking, or both, to help prevent the slide.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #2

    Visitor, September 14, 2010, 18:09

    ESC keeps the vehicle stable in a slide. The button turns the ESC on or off. The only time that I would think that you would want to turn this feature off is if the vehicle is stuck. Turning the feature off would allow more traction to get the vehicle out.

    Reply
    Flag This
  • Answer #3

    Visitor, January 11, 2011, 17:34

    http://www.lemonauto.com/complaints/kia/kia_rondo.htm
    go to this site about kia

    Reply
    Flag This