Kia Niro: Vehicle stability management (VSM) / Malfunction indicator

The VSM can be deactivated even if you don’t cancel the VSM operation by pressing the ESC OFF button. It indicates that a malfunction has been detected somewhere in the EPS (Electronic Power Steering) system or VSM system. If the ESC indicator light () or EPS warning light remains on, we recommend that the system be checked by an authorized Kia dealer.

✽ NOTICE

WARNING

VSM operation off
If you press the ESC OFF button to turn off the ESC, the VSM will also cancel and the ESC OFF indicator light () illuminates. To turn on the VSM, press the button again. The ESC OFF indicator light ...

Hill-start assist control (HAC)
A vehicle has the tendency to slip back on a steep hill when it starts to go after stopping. The Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) prevents the vehicle from slipping back by operating the brakes aut ...

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