Electronic stability programme (ESC)

Electronic Stability Programme (ESC: Electronic Stability Control) incorporating the following systems:

- the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and the electronic brake force distribution (EBFD),
- the emergency braking assistance,
- the anti-slip regulation (ASR) or traction control,
- the dynamic stability control (DSC).

Definitions

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)

This system improves the stability and manoeuvrability of your vehicle when braking and provides improved control in corners, in particular on poor or slippery road surfaces.

The ABS prevents wheel lock in the event of emergency braking.

The electronic brake force distribution system manages the braking pressure wheel by wheel.

Emergency braking assistance

In an emergency, this system enables you to reach the optimum braking pressure more quickly and therefore reduce the stopping distance.

It is triggered in relation to the speed at which the brake pedal is pressed. This is felt by a reduction in the resistance of the pedal and an increase in the effectiveness of the braking.

Anti-skid regulation (ASR)

The ASR system (also known as Traction Control) optimises traction in order to avoid wheel slip by acting on the brakes of the driving wheels and on the engine. It also improves the directional stability of the vehicle on acceleration.

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

If there is a difference between the path followed by the vehicle and that required by the driver, the DSC monitors each wheel and automatically acts on the brake of one or more wheels and on the engine to return the vehicle to the required path, within the limits of the laws of physics.

Operation

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake force distribution (EBFD

When this warning lamp comes on, accompanied by an audible signal and a message,

When this warning lamp comes on, accompanied by an audible signal and a message, it indicates that there is a fault with the ABS, which could cause loss of control of the vehicle when braking.

When this warning lamp comes on, coupled with the STOP warning lamp, accompanied

When this warning lamp comes on, coupled with the STOP warning lamp, accompanied by an audible signal and a message, it indicates that there is a fault with the electronic brake force distribution (EBFD), which could cause loss of control of the vehicle when braking.

You must stop as soon as it is safe to do so.

In both cases, contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

for your vehicle. When changing wheels (tyres and rims), make sure that these are approved for your vehicle.
Normal operation of the ABS may make itself felt by slight vibrations of the brake pedal.

In emergency braking, press very firmly without releasing the pressure.

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Dynamic stability control (DSC)

Activation

This system is activated automatically each time the vehicle is started.

It comes into operation in the event of a grip or trajectory problem.

this warning lamp in the instrument panel.This is indicated by flashing of this warning lamp in the instrument panel.

Deactivation

In exceptional conditions (starting a vehicle which is bogged down, stuck in snow, on soft ground...), it may be advisable to deactivate the DSC system, so that the wheels can move freely and regain grip.

Press the "OFF" button or, according

to version, turn the dial to this position. Press the "OFF" button or, according to version, turn the dial to this position.

indicator lamp in the button or in the dial come on: the DSC system no longer acts  This warning lamp and the indicator lamp in the button or in the dial come on: the DSC system no longer acts on the operation of the engine.

Reactivation

The system is reactivated automatically each time the ignition is switched back on or from 30 mph (50 km/h).

Press the "OFF" button again or,

according to version, turn the dial to this position, to reactivate it manually. Press the "OFF" button again or, according to version, turn the dial to this position, to reactivate it manually.

Operating fault

by an audible signal and a message in the multifunction screen, this indicates a If this warning lamp comes on, accompanied by an audible signal and a message in the multifunction screen, this indicates a malfunction of the system.

Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop to have the system checked.

not encourage the driver to take extra risks or drive at high speed. The DSC system offers exceptional safety in normal driving, but this should not encourage the driver to take extra risks or drive at high speed.
The correct functioning of the system depends on observation of the manufacturer's recommendations regarding the wheels (tyres and rims), the braking components, the electronic components and the assembly and repair procedures used by PEUGEOT dealers.
After an impact, have the system checked by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.

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