Ford Fusion: Principle of operation - Stability control - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Principle of operation

Electronic stability programme(ESP)

WARNING:

ESP does not relieve you of yourresponsibility to drive with due careand attention.

The ESP supports stability when thevehicle starts to slide away from yourintended path. This is performed bybraking individual wheels and reducingengine torque as needed.

without ESP Awith ESP B

The ESP supports stability when thevehicle starts to slide away from yourintended path. This is performed bybraking individual wheels and reducingengine torque as needed.

The system also provides an enhancedtraction control function by reducingengine torque if the wheels spin when youaccelerate. This improves your ability topull away on slippery roads or loosesurfaces, and improves comfort by limitingwheel spin in hairpin bends.

Stability control (ESP) warning lamp

The ESP warning lamp will flash when thesystem is operating. See Warninglamps and indicators.

Emergency brake assist

WARNING:

Emergency brake assist does notrelieve you of your responsibility todrive with due care and attention.

Emergency brake assist will detect whenyou brake heavily by measuring the rateat which you press the brake pedal. It willprovide maximum braking efficiency aslong as you press the pedal. Emergencybrake assist can reduce stoppingdistances in critical situations.

    Using stability control
    Using stability control Press and hold the switch for one second. The switch will illuminate. Press the switch again to turn the systemon. The system will be switched onautomatically every time you ...

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