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Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

Electronic stability control (ESC), required by the NHTSA for all 2012 and later vehicles, helps drivers maintain control during unstable situations such as attempting to avoid a crash or during unfavorable weather conditions. The ESC system uses information from sensors to improve the lateral stability in a vehicle by applying braking force at any wheel when instability is detected. This technology minimizes oversteer and understeer situations which ultimately helps the vehicle stay on the intended course, lessening the chance of skidding and rollovers.