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11 Electronic stability control identification

Identification of Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

The following evidence is acceptable proof that the vehicle is fitted with an ESC system:

  • The presence and correct operation of appropriate ESC tell-tale indicators on the vehicle’s dashboard
  • A tell-tale indicator like the symbol below refers to an ESC system:
  • A tell-tale indicator on the vehicle’s dashboard comprising one of the following acronyms:

AUDI

ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program)

BMW

DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)

CRYSLER

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)

DAIHATSU

DVS (Daihatsu Vehicle Stability control system)

FORD

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)

DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)

GM

PSC (Precision Control System)

HOLDENESC (Electronic Stability Control)

HONDA

VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist)

JAGUAR

DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)

LANDROVER

DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)

LEXUS

VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)

VDIM (Vehicle Dynamics Integration Management)

MASERATIMSP (Maserati Stability Program)

MAZDA

DSC (Dynamic Stability Control)

MERCEDES-BENZ

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)

MITSUBISHI

ASC (Active Stability Control)

ASTC (Active Stability and Traction Control)

NISSAN

VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)

PORSCHEPSC (Porsche Stability Managemnt)

SUBARU

VDC (Vehicle Dynamics Control)

SUZUKI

ESP (Electronic Stability Program)

TOYOTA

VDIM (Vehicle Dynamics Integration Management)

VSC (Vehicle Stability Control)

VOLVO

DSTC (Dynamic Stability and Traction Control)

VOLKSWAGEN

ESP (Electronic Stabilization Program)

    The above list is not exhaustive, other manufacturer-specific symbols or acronyms may also be acceptable if the certifier is satisfied that the lamp refers to an ESC system.

    However, a tell-tale indicator with the letters 'TC' or 'Traction Control' is not an indication of ESC fitment and cannot be accepted as such. The Transport Agency is aware of a letter provided by a Land Rover dealer erroneously stating that vehicles with 'TC' tell-tales are fitted with a form of ESC. This letter cannot be accepted as evidence of ESC fitment.

    Identification of an ESC fault

    An ESC fault is normally identified by the tell-tale indicator lamp not extinguishing at the conclusion of the self-check process initiated when the vehicle’s ignition is switched on.

Page added 1 March 2016 (see amendment details).