Driving your vehicle
When ignition switch is turned to ON, the
indicator light illuminates, then goes off if
the ESC system is operating normally.
The ESC indicator light blinks whenever
ESC is operating or illuminates when
ESC fails to operate.
The ESC OFF indicator light comes on
when the ESC is turned off with the but-
ESC OFF usage
• ESC should be turned on for daily driv-
ing whenever possible.
• To turn ESC off while driving, press the
ESC OFF button while driving on a flat
Never press the ESC OFF button while
ESC is operating (ESC indicator light
If ESC is turned off while ESC is operat-
ing, the vehicle may slip out of control.
• When operating the vehicle on a
dynamometer, ensure that the ESC is
turned off (ESC OFF light illuminat-
• Turning the ESC off does not affect
ABS or brake system operation.
Driving with varying tire or wheel
sizes may cause the ESC system to
malfunction. When replacing tires,
make sure they are the same size as
your original tires.
The Electronic Stability Control sys-
tem is only a driving aid; use pre-
cautions for safe driving by slowing
down on curved, snowy, or icy
roads. Drive slowly and don’t
attempt to accelerate whenever the
ESC indicator light is blinking, or
when the road surface is slippery.
■ ESC indicator light
■ ESC OFF indicator light