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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Switching TCS or TCS with ESC on and off

Fig. 142 In the centre console: button for switching the traction control system (TCS) or electronic stability control (ESC) on and off manually

Fig. 143 In the centre console: button for switching the traction control system (TCS) on and off manually (vehicles without ESC)

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The electronic stability control (ESC) only functions when the engine is running. It consists of ABS, EDL and TCS.

The TCS or ESC should only be switched off in certain situations when the traction achieved is not sufficient. For example:

The TCS or ESC function should be switched back on again afterwards.

Switching the TCS function on and off

Switching the TCS and ESC function on and off

In some models, the electronic stability control (ESC) can also be switched off in addition to switching off the traction control system (TCS).

Depending on the vehicle's equipment level, additional text messages could appear in the display on the instrument cluster to provide further information or to ask you to perform certain tasks   .

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