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ESP what does it mean!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3-se, Oct 8, 2009.

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    hi all ive got an audi a3 1.6 se on a 52 reg. my problem is on my dash board this sign has come up reading ESP, can anyone tell me what it stands for and what it means. any help would be appreciated as when i bought the car i didnt get a car manuel with it thanks.
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    i think it stands for Electronic Stability Program ,
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    thanks but does anybody know what that means lol and what it my problem thanks
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    Yup thats the skid control system.

    If it comes up on the dash without you switching it off then theres probably a problem with the system and it may not be working properly.

    I'm sure the manual will say some 5h!t like "drive carefully to your local Audi dealer to have the system inspected..."
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    Could be a bit more fun for ya :p
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    Most peop-le have it turned it off, if your not a confident driver and dont know limits then leave it on. what it does is, it cuts out power when it detects certains wheels starting to spin faster ( i think) ie going around round abouts and corners youll notice you cant use full power during turns.
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    My oh's last car was a A3 1.6s. It had ESP, god knows why, it didnt have enough power to spin the wheels or unsettle the car.
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    Just try and turn the whole lot off, as said itd be really hard to activate the esp in a 1.6, in the 1.6 306 i had i could sometimes get a bit of movement with that. but thats lighter.
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    sorry ppl its not the esp its epc
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