KIA Niro: Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) provides further enhancements to vehicle stability and steering response.

Operating VSM

Operation

  • Press the ESC OFF button to turn VSM off and the ESC OFF indicator light ( ) is appeared.
  • Press the ESC OFF button again to turn VSM on and the ESC OFF indicator light ( ) will go off.

Operating condition(s)

  • Driving on a slippery road
  • Friction change of left and right wheels is detected

Non-operating condition(s)

  • Driving on a gradient or inclined surface
  • Driving in reverse
  • ESC OFF indicator light ( ) remains appeared
  • MDPS warning light ( ) remains appeared

WARNING- (Kia Niro Hybrid only)

  • When replacing tires and wheels, make sure they are the same size as the original tires and wheels installed.

    Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may diminish any supplemental safety benefits of the VSM system.

  • Vehicle Stability Management

Drive carefully even though your vehicle has Vehicle Stability Management.

It can only assist you in maintaining control of the vehicle under certain circumstances.

VSM malfunction indicator

VSM can be deactivated when the malfunction has been detected in the Electronic Power Steering system or VSM system. If the ESC indicator light ( ) or MDPS warning light ( ) remains on, take your vehicle to a professional workshop and have the system checked. Kia recommends to visit an authorized Kia dealer/service partner.

WARNING- (Kia Niro EV only)

When replacing tires and wheels, make sure they are the same size as the original tires and wheels installed. Driving with varying tire or wheel sizes may diminish any supplemental safety benefits of the VSM system.

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