Self Study Program 28 – Skoda Octavia Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)

VAG SSP 28. What we wish to present to you in this Self Study Programme is how ESP is based on the tried-and-tested antilock brake system ABS with its related systems of TCS, EDL, EBD and EBC, the physical laws which apply in this case, and how the system operates.

ESP is the acronym for: “Electronic Stability Programme”.

The system is designed to assist the driver in dealing with difficult and unexpected situations, such as when a wild animal crosses the road in front. It is designed to compensate for over-reactions and to help avoiding unstable vehicle states. At the same time, though, ESP is not able to outsmart the applicable laws of Nature.

The driver’s first duty is, and continues to be, to adopt a responsible style of driving which matches road conditions and the traffic situation.


  • Introduction
  • Physical Principles
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control
  • System Overview
  • Design and Operation
    • Control loop
    • Control unit
    • Steering angle sensor
    • Lateral acceleration sensor
    • Yaw rate sensor
    • Longitudinal acceleration sensor
    • TCS/ESP pushbutton
    • Brake pressure sensor
    • Active brake servo unit with brake master cylinder
    • Brake light suppression relay
    • Hydraulic unit
  • Function Plan
  • Self-Diagnosis
  • Service
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • ESP Glossary

You will find notes on inspection and maintenance, setting and repair instructions in the Workshop Manual.

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 42

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