Kia Cee'd: Electronic stability control (ESC) / ESC operation off

ESC OFF state

This car has 2 kinds of ESC off states.

If the engine stops when ESC is off, ESC remains off. Upon restarting the engine, the ESC will automatically turn on again.

• ESC off state 1

To cancel ESC operation, press the ESC OFF button shortly (ESC OFF indicator light illuminates). At this state, the engine control function does not operate. It means the traction control function does not operate. Brake control function only operates.

• ESC off state 2

To cancel ESC operation, press the ESC OFF button for more than 3 seconds. ESC OFF indicator light illuminates and ESC OFF warning chime will sound. At this state, the engine control function and brake control function do not operate. It means the car stability control function does not operate any more.

ESC operation
ESC ON condition When the ignition is turned ON, ESC and ESC OFF indicator lights illuminate for approximately 3 seconds, then ESC is turned on. Press the ESC OFF button for at ...

Indicator light
When ignition switch is turned to ON, the indicator light illuminates, then goes off if the ESC system is operating normally. The ESC indicator light blinks whenever ESC is operating or illum ...

Other information:

Kia Cee'd JD Owners Manual: Starting the gasoline engine
1.Make sure the parking brake is applied. 2.Manual Transaxle - Depress the clutch pedal fully and shift the transaxle into Neutral. Keep the clutch pedal and brake pedal depressed while turning the ignition switch to the start position. Automatic Transaxle/DCT* - Place the transaxle ...

Kia Cee'd JD Service Manual: Gear Actuator Motor Repair procedures
Inspection 1. Turn off the ignition switch. 2. Disconnect the shift actuator connector (A) and select actuator connector (B). 3. Measure the resistance on the gear actuator motor terminal. ...

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