Advancetrac stability enhancement system

Advancetrac stability enhancement system  - Driving - Lincoln MKS Owners Manual - Lincoln MKS

Your vehicle is equipped with the AdvanceTrac system. The AdvanceTrac system provides the following stability enhancement features for certain driving situations:

Traction control system (TCS), which functions to help avoid drive-wheel spin and loss of traction.
Electronic stability control (ESC), which functions to help avoid skids or lateral slides

WARNING: Vehicle modifications involving braking system, aftermarket roof racks, suspension, steering system, tire construction and/or wheel/tire size may change the handling characteristics of the vehicle and may adversely affect the performance of the AdvanceTrac system. In addition, installing any stereo loudspeakers may interfere with and adversely affect the AdvanceTrac system. Install any aftermarket stereo loudspeaker as far as possible from the front center console, the tunnel, and the front seats in order to minimize the risk of interfering with the AdvanceTrac sensors.

Reducing the effectiveness of the AdvanceTrac system could lead to an increased risk of loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death.

WARNING: Remember that even advanced technology cannot defy the laws of physics. Its always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. Aggressive driving on any road condition can cause you to lose control of your vehicle increasing the risk of personal injury or property damage.

Activation of the AdvanceTrac system is an indication that at least some of the tires have exceeded their ability to grip the road; this could reduce the operators ability to control the vehicle potentially resulting in a loss of vehicle control, vehicle rollover, personal injury and death. If your AdvanceTrac system activates, SLOW DOWN.

WARNING: If a failure has been detected within the AdvanceTrac system, the stability control light will illuminate steadily, and you may hear a chime. If equipped with a message center, the vehicle will also indicate a failure with the brake system. Have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately.

The AdvanceTrac system automatically enables each time the engine is started. All features of the AdvanceTrac system (TCS and ESC) are active and monitor the vehicle from start-up. However, the system will only intervene if the driving situation requires it.

The AdvanceTrac system includes one of these traction control off buttons located on the center of the instrument panel

The stability control light and the

The stability control light and the stability control off light in the instrument cluster will illuminate temporarily during start-up as part of a normal system self-check. The stability control light may illuminate (flash) during certain driving situations which cause the AdvanceTrac system to operate. If the stability control light illuminates steadily, have the system serviced by an authorized dealer immediately. The message center will also indicate a failure with the brake system.

Note: If the system cannot be turned off, refer to MyKey in the Locks and Security chapter for more information.

When AdvanceTrac performs a normal system self-check, some drivers may notice a slight movement of the brake, and/or a rumble, grunting, or grinding noise after startup and when driving off.

When an event occurs that activates AdvanceTrac you may experience the following:

A slight deceleration of the vehicle
The stability control light will flash.
If your foot is on the brake pedal, a vibration in the pedal
If the driving condition is severe and your foot is not on the brake, the brake pedal may move as the systems applies higher brake forces. You may also hear a whoosh of air from under the instrument panel during this severe condition.
The brake pedal may feel stiffer than usual.

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