Ford Escape: AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Controlв„ў (RSC Stability Enhancement System
The AdvanceTrac with RSC system provides the following stability enhancement features for certain driving situations:
вЂў Traction control (TCS), which functions to help avoid drive-wheel spin
and loss of traction
вЂў Electronic stability control (ESC), which functions to help avoid skids or lateral slides
вЂў Roll Stability Controlв„ў (RSC ), which functions to help avoid a vehicle roll-over
WARNING: Vehicle modifications involving braking system, aftermarket roof racks, suspension, steering system, tire construction and/or wheel/tire size may change the handling characteristics of the vehicle and may adversely affect the performance of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system. In addition, installing any stereo loudspeakers may interfere with and adversely affect the AdvanceTrac with RSC system. Install any aftermarket stereo loudspeaker as far as possible from the front center console, the tunnel, and the front seats in order to minimize the risk of interfering with the AdvanceTrac with RSC sensors. Reducing the effectiveness of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system could lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
WARNING: Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics. ItвЂ™s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Aggressive driving on any road condition can cause you to lose control of your vehicle increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage.
Activation of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system is an indication that at least some of the tires have exceeded their ability to grip the road; this could reduce the operatorвЂ™s ability to control the vehicle, potentially resulting in a loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. If your AdvanceTrac with RSC system activates, SLOW DOWN.
WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the AdvanceTrac with RSC system, the stability control light will illuminate steadily. Have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately. Operating your vehicle with AdvanceTrac with RSC disabled could lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.
The AdvanceTrac with RSC system automatically enables each time the engine is started. All features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system (TCS, ESC, and RSC ) are active and monitor the vehicle from start-up.
However, the system will only intervene if the driving situation requires it.
The AdvanceTrac with RSC system includes a traction control off button on the instrument panel below the climate control, a stability control вЂњOFFвЂќ light and a stability control light in the instrument cluster.
The stability control light and stability control вЂњOFFвЂќ light in the instrument cluster will illuminate temporarily during start-up as part of a normal system self-check, or during driving if a driving situation causes the AdvanceTrac with RSC system to operate. The stability control off light will illuminate if traction control or trailer sway control are disabled after pressing the TCS OFF switch. If the stability control light remains steadily illuminated, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.
Note: If the system cannot be turned off, refer to MyKeyв„ў in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.
When AdvanceTrac with RSC performs a normal system self-check, some drivers may notice a slight movement of the brake, and/or a rumble, grunting, or grinding noise after startup and when driving off.
When an event occurs that activates AdvanceTrac with RSC , you may experience the following:
вЂў A slight deceleration of the vehicle
вЂў The stability control light will flash.
вЂў A vibration in the pedal when your foot is on the brake pedal
вЂў If the driving condition is severe and your foot is not on the brake, the brake pedal may move as the systems applies higher brake forces. You may also hear a whoosh of air from under the instrument panel during this severe condition.
вЂў The brake pedal may feel stiffer than usual.
- Traction control (TCS)
- Electronic stability control (ESC)
- Roll Stability Controlв„ў (RSC)
- Switching off traction control
- Trailer sway control (if equipped)
- Disabling trailer sway control
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