ESC Operating Modes
The ESC system has four available operating modes:
This is the normal operating mode for the ESC. When-
ever the vehicle is started, the ESC system will be in this
mode. This mode should be used for most driving
situations. The ESC should only be turned OFF for
specific reasons as noted in the following paragraphs.
Sport Mode is intended for times when a more spirited
driving experience is desired. It is also can be useful
when wheel-slip may be desired such as driving out of
deep snow, sand, or gravel. This mode disables the TCS
portion of the ESC and raises the threshold for ESC
activation, which allows for more wheel spin than what
ESC normally allows.
Track Mode is intended to be used when driving on a
track. This raises the threshold for ESC activation further
than Sport and also has track tuned TCS to improve
vehicle performance while on a road course type track.
• To enter Sport ESC mode momentarily push the ЉESC
Љ switch, or use the buttons on the Drive modes
pages in the radio. Pushing the
ЉESC offЉ switch again
with cycle through to Track ESC mode. Pushing the
ЉESC offЉ button a third time will bring ESC back to
• To improve the vehicle’s traction when driving with
snow chains, or when starting off in deep snow, sand,
or gravel, it may be desirable to switch to the “Sport
Mode” by momentarily pushing the “ESC Off” switch.
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