Ford Escape: Switching off traction control - AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control (RSC Stability Enhancement System - Driving - Ford Escape Owner's ManualFord Escape: Switching off traction control

If the vehicle is stuck in snow, mud or sand, and seems to lose engine power, switching off the traction control features of the AdvanceTrac with RSC system may be beneficial because the wheels are allowed to spin. This will restore full engine power and will enhance momentum through the obstacle. To switch off the traction control, press the traction control off button. Full features of the stability control system can be restored by pressing the traction control off button again, or by turning off and restarting the engine.

If you switch off the traction control, the stability control OFF light will illuminate steadily. Pressing the stability control off button again will turn off the stability control OFF light.

In R (Reverse), ABS and the engine and brake traction control features will continue to function; however, ESC and RSC are disabled.

1 When the AdvanceTrac button is pressed momentarily, traction

1 When the AdvanceTrac button is pressed momentarily, traction control is disabled.

2 When the AdvanceTrac button is pressed and held for more than five seconds, trailer sway control is disabled.

    Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    Roll Stability Control (RSC ) may help to maintain roll stability of the vehicle during adverse maneuvers. RSC operates by detecting the vehicles roll motion and the rate at which it changes and by ...

    Trailer sway control (if equipped)
    Your vehicle may be equipped with trailer sway control (TSC). When properly equipped, trailer sway control will use the sensors of the vehicles AdvanceTrac with RSC system to detect and attempt to ...

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