Domain wrote:My TC comes into play more than the stability portion. (I've only gotten the system to activate once with traction control off; the only times otherwise I've seen the light come on is when the car gets muddled down into the snow - TC off, no problem)
The ABS light has NEVER activated during operation on either our 2010 or 2011. If the system is activating that much, and that light (ABS) comes on, I'm wondering if there's a speed sensor freaking out. But that's just a random, SWAG (simple-wild-ass-guess) theory. (I'm not a mechanic, I just play one with a ScanGauge.)
TCS light should stop flashing immediately after operation. If the light remains on and solid, the system is off.
Domain wrote:There's a couple of spots and situations where the car always trips a driver aid, be it the TCS, the AdvanceTrac, or the RSC. Every time I stumble through these areas with TC on, it activates. When it's off, the Escape just slogs through and ignores the excess wheel spin.
wptski wrote:Domain wrote:There's a couple of spots and situations where the car always trips a driver aid, be it the TCS, the AdvanceTrac, or the RSC. Every time I stumble through these areas with TC on, it activates. When it's off, the Escape just slogs through and ignores the excess wheel spin.
TC and AdvanceTrac with RSC plus Trailer Anti-Sway are all fuctions of the ABS but only the TC has a dash indicator to let the driver know when it activates. The others have no indicator and if they are activated your going to be way too busy trying to control your vehicle to notice anything.
bigdaddybacon wrote:My 2010 Escape AWD seems quick to activate the traction control system. The smallest slip (even a strong gust of wind) will cause the "sliding car" warning light to illuminate. The ABS light also comes on. Both waring lights will stay on for quite a while, sometimes even after turning the engine off and restarting. Three questions;
1. Should this system be that sensitive?
2. Is it normal for the ABS light to come on with the "sliding car" light
3. How long should the warning lights remain on once the system is engaged?
Tang wrote:Seems like there are some differences in the dashboard display/communication with the 2009-to-2010 passing.
Note: 2009s don't have TSC... Trailer Sway Control.
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