ESP Modes: Activation
Normal Vehicles SRT Vehicles
Defaults to Fully ON when starting vehicle, or when shifting
the transfer case on 4x4 vehicles
Partially OFF Press at any speed. [ESP OFF]
Fully OFF Not
Press and hold 5-14 sec.
while under 10 mph [ESP OFF]
Fully ON is automatically engaged, requiring no specific driver input. The system defaults to Fully ON
each time the key is turned from the “off” to the “on” position or when shifting the transfer case on 4x4
vehicles. One push of the ESP button will put ESP back into the Fully ON mode if the vehicle is already
in the Partially OFF or Fully OFF setting.
ESP Warning Light
To select the Partially OFF mode, a single press of the “ESP OFF” button
at any speed is all it takes. A warning lamp in the instrument cluster will
To select the Fully OFF mode, press and hold the “ESP OFF” button for
at least 5 seconds but not more than 14 seconds while under 10 mph. A
chime will sound, a warning lamp will illuminate and a text message —
ESP OFF — will appear in the instrument cluster (on vehicles with EVIC).
When 4x4 vehicles exceed 40 miles per hour, ESP automatically
switches from Fully OFF to Partially-OFF. In 4x4 vehicles, added safety
is achieved by having all of ESP’s features active above 40 mph. This is
not done in SRT vehicles because these vehicles are optimized for
higher rates of speeds.