Kia Niro: Vehicle stability management (VSM) / 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 goes out.

VSM operation
When the VSM is operating: ESC (Electronic Stability Control) () light will blink. The steering wheel may be controlled. When the vehicle stability management is operating properly, you ca ...

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 Ste ...

Other information:

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