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Under the Hood: What is Stability Control?

AutoGuide’s last installment of “Under the Hood” investigated traction control; today it’s time to look at another safety feature. This one has nothing to do with gripping the road and everything to do with keeping your vehicle shiny-side up.
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Under the Hood: What is Stability Control?

Something that gen 4 tauruses should have had. All in the programming of the abs computer (and some accelerometers).

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FYI, Ford's name for it is AdvanceTrac.

Stability control is good to have, but I hate it when I can't turn it off. Unfortunately Ford is one of the automakers that only lets you turn it off on the very sporty cars (Cobra, Raptor, etc). First time I drove a car with stability control in snow I almost ended up in a snow bank because it didn't let the rear end slide around like I was expecting so I almost didn't make the turn. I've since learned how to use the hand brake to overrule the ESC in an emergency. Funny how a safety feature can actually make driving more dangerous.
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