Ford Escape: AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC Stability Enhancement System - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC Stability Enhancement System

The AdvanceTrac with RSC system provides the following stability enhancement features for certain driving situations:

• Traction control (TCS), which functions to help avoid drive-wheel spin and loss of traction
• Electronic stability control (ESC), which functions to help avoid skids or lateral slides
• Roll Stability Control™ (RSC ), which functions to help avoid a vehicle roll-over

aftermarket roof racks, suspension, steering system, tire 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.

defy the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a WARNING: Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics. It’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 operator’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.

AdvanceTrac with RSC system, the stability control light will 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

The AdvanceTrac with RSC system includes a traction control off button on the instrument panel below the climate control, a stability control “OFF” light and a stability control light in the instrument cluster.

The stability control light and stability control “OFF” 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 MyKey™ 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:

• A slight deceleration of the vehicle
• The stability control light will flash.
• A vibration in the pedal when your foot is on the brake pedal
• 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.
• The brake pedal may feel stiffer than usual.

Parking brake
Apply the parking brake whenever the vehicle is parked. To set the parking brake, press the parking brake pedal down until the pedal stops. The BRAKE warning lamp in the instrument cluster ill ...

Traction control (TCS)
Traction control is a driver aid feature that helps your vehicle maintain traction of the wheels, typically when driving on slippery and/or hilly road surfaces, by detecting and controlling wheel sp ...

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