Friday, 16 June 2017 14:51

Do You Know Your Terms? Scanning, ESC, SAS and ADAS

Written by Toby Chess


The answer is none of these lights and there are no MIL displays like this. Most dash displays will look like this...


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And most manufactures do not have an MIL for a non-operating ESC system. Some vehicle makers do have a switch to disengage ESC.


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By the year 2012, the Federal Government mandated that all cars, truck and SUV’s have Electronic Stability Control.


What component produces the signal for the ESC computer module?

The SAS (Steering Angle Sensor)


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As the steering wheel moves in direction, the speed and number of revolutions are transmitted to the vehicle’s computer. If the ESC module thinks if vehicle stability is compromised, corrective actions will be taken automatically.