WHAT IS ESC?

queenbee4511
0

Asked by Jan 16, 2014 at 07:44 PM about the 2007 Kia Sorento LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I KNOW THE ESC STOPS ME FROM SLIDING AROUND IN THE SNOW BUT ID LIKE TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS

1 Answer

tuff4x4
15,025

09 kia at around 1,000 miles the ESC light started coming on while driving. I would stop, shut the engine off, restart, and it would be fine for a few days. Eventually though, the light would stay off only a few minutes before coming back on. My dealer couldn't find a problem. A couple of the senior guys on the site suggested having the dealer check the steering angle sensor, it's in the steering column under the airbag. I took it back to the dealer, left it running with the light on, told them about the sensor, they did a diagnostic and...tada!...it was the sensor. No problems since having it replaced. While replacing the sensor, the KIA service tech also checked and repaired two poor connections in the brake light circuit, but stated the steering angle sensor was the culprit. This works with the traction control and cuts the power down to a crawl to keep from spinning the tires.Better to leave it turned off.

5 out of 5 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Kia Sorento Questions

Kia Sorento Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 390
#2 griprim12
griprim12
Reputation 350
#3 James Warner
James Warner
Reputation 290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe"
308 Great Deals out of 23,616 listings starting at $1,450
Used Kia Sportage"
150 Great Deals out of 14,081 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Highlander"
442 Great Deals out of 18,558 listings starting at $3,399
Used Ford Explorer"
564 Great Deals out of 51,793 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Optima"
330 Great Deals out of 35,348 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Equinox"
725 Great Deals out of 54,007 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape"
977 Great Deals out of 100,272 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda Pilot"
309 Great Deals out of 15,662 listings starting at $3,300
Used Ford Edge"
532 Great Deals out of 45,341 listings starting at $4,995
Used Nissan Murano"
264 Great Deals out of 21,215 listings starting at $2,450
Used Honda CR-V"
595 Great Deals out of 63,564 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota RAV4"
450 Great Deals out of 39,688 listings starting at $1,850
Used Nissan Rogue"
419 Great Deals out of 51,864 listings starting at $4,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
752 Great Deals out of 68,108 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
220 Great Deals out of 21,944 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 674 listings starting at $14,960
2014 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 874 listings starting at $12,970
2013 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 726 listings starting at $10,300
2012 Kia Sorento LX For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 479 listings starting at $6,910