Electronic driver assist systems can assist the driver but aren’t able to prevent a crash or loss of control of the car on their own. You must know what these systems are and how to enable or disable them in your vehicle.
ABS help control the braking force to prevent skidding in poor/slippery conditions and under heavy braking. You can feel a pulse/shudder on the brake pedal when the ABS is activated. Maintain braking power if a quick stop is needed.
The EBA provides emergency braking assistance by automatically increasing the brake force to minimise the stop
ESC helps to prevent skidding and running of the road by applying brakes to individual wheels when detecting instability and over-steering. ESC is particularly helpful in maintaining control of your vehicle on slippery roads.
When something is wrong with your vehicle, a light get's activated on your dashboard to help you pinpoint the problem. Don't ignore them - some of these lights could indicate a serious malfunction in the vehicle's system. For example, a low brake-fluid level could cause a crash due to the brakes not working correctly.
Different dashboard colours have a different meaning:
Indicates that the voltage level is below normal and that the charging system isn't functioning properlyCoolant Temp Warning.
Indicates the temperature is higher than normal.Oi,l Pressure Warning.
Indicates a loss of oil pressure. Check the oil level and pressureEngine Warning.
Indicates there's a problem with the engine that requires diagnosis by a professionalESP Fault.
Indicates there's a problem with the Electronic Stability SystemBrake System
Indicates one of three possible conditions related to the braking system. (1) ABS, (2) low brake fluid or (3) the parking brake is onABS Light
Indicates a problem with the ABS that needs professional diagnosisAirbag Fault
Indicates there's a problem with the airbag system