Since this realization came to life, I began to wonder if this ABS will affect my off-roading. After a little research, I uncovered a few more ABC's dealing with my Jeep Wrangler. Now I am trying to sort out this alphabet soup.
With my past vehicles all these ABC's never really mattered to me as my vehicle was just a means to transport me from point A to point B. Plus my vehicles didn't even have any of these fancy computer systems. But with my Jeep Wrangler, it is all about -- everything Jeep. So I am learning my Jeep ABC's and the in's and out's of these ABC's.
I chatted online with a Jeep representative about some of my questions. ABS is a safety feature and cannot be turned off nor does it turn off while in 4WD. -- 4WD = 4 wheel drive --
However, from my understanding while in 4lo this feature most likely would not engage because the Jeep is traveling less than 12 mph. The ABS will conduct a low speed test at this speed.
Now here are a few other Jeep ABS's... ESC, ERM, TCS, BAS & BLD. It is a good thing the Jeep Representative mailed out the 700 page Jeep manual. My user's guide is only about 10% of that. I am excited to read more about my Jeep to get a better understanding how all these systems work and work together.
What I do know is the ESC & ERM are safety and security features in my Jeep. The others I will have to read up a little bit more.
ESC = Electronic Stability Control
senses when you begin to over- or under-steer and applies individual brakes and controls your throttle as needed to help put you back on track.
ERM = Electronic Roll Mitigation
Determines when a rollover may occur and applies braking force to hlep reduce the likelihood of such an accident.
TCS= Traction Control System
BLD= Brake Limited Differential
BAS=Brake Assist System
It is a good thing those Jeep manuals arrived today because I still need to understand all these fancy computer systems. Well, I have got some reading to do. I will let you know what I find out.
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