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#1 Mikoyan

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

Hi all,

Within the Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec (mk2.5) I noticed that you can select ESP manually by going through the menu.

Previously when driving my dads lexus 4x4 I went over a round about a bit too quick, and ESP kicked in and saved me from a little accident ;)

But a little confused about the Focus, if you have to manually select this on, whats the point? Shouldnt this kick in automatically?

Can anyone please advise why I can enable\disable this via menu and in what instances will I need to do so?

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#2 liam-20

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

The ESP is active and has to be manual switched off and I found switching this off in the snow last year helped because when I left it in and I lost traction it killed all power to the wheels.

#3 NorthSussex

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

It stays in the off position if you manually turn it off, then when you next start the car, it reverts automatically back to the on position.

#4 martyntdci

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

As wat the others said......


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