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DRIveR CoRReCtIoN DevICeS aND aIDS
Depending on the vehicle, they may
comprise:
– the
abS
(anti-lock
system);
– the eSP (electronic stability pro-
gram) with understeer control and
traction control (aSR);
– emergency brake assist with, de-
pending on the vehicle, braking
anticipation;
– rear wheel steering.
These functions are an ad-
ditional aid in the event of
critical driving conditions,
enabling the vehicle behav-
iour to be adapted to suit the driving
conditions.
However, the functions do not take
the place of the driver. they do
not increase the vehicle's limits
and should not encourage you
to drive more quickly. Therefore,
they can under no circumstances
replace the vigilance or responsibil-
ity of the driver when manoeuvring
the vehicle (the driver must always
be ready for sudden incidents which
may occur when driving).
2.22
abS (anti-lock braking
system)
braking
Under heavy braking, the ABS prevents
the wheels from locking, allowing the
stopping distance to be managed and
keeping control of the vehicle.
Under these circumstances, the vehi-
cle can be steered to avoid an obstacle
whilst braking. In addition, this system
can increase stopping distances, par-
ticularly on roads with low surface grip
(wet ground etc.).
You will feel a pulsation through the
brake pedal each time the system is
activated. The ABS does not in any way
improve the vehicle's physical perform-
ance relating to the road surface and
roadholding. It is still essential to follow
the rules of good driving practice (such
as driving at a safe distance from the
vehicle in front etc.).
In an emergency, apply firm and
continuous pressure to the brake
pedal. There is no need to pump
it repeatedly. The ABS will modu-
late the force applied in the braking
system.
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operating faults:
In both cases, consult an approved
dealer.
x
©
and
lit on the in-
strument panel accompanied by
the "Check ABS", "Check braking
system" and "Check ESP" mes-
sages: indicates the ABS, ESP and
emergency brake assist are deacti-
vated. braking safety is still guar-
anteed;
x
D
©
,
,
and
lit on the instrument panel accom-
panied by the "braking system fault"
message: this indicates a fault
with the braking system.
Your
braking
systems
are partially operational.
However, it is dangerous
to brake suddenly and
it is essential to stop immediately,
as soon as traffic conditions allow.
Contact an approved dealer.
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