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accelerator pedal is applied for

15 seconds. Temporary Regen on

Demand can also be deactivated by holding the right control briefly.


While using Regen on Demand, the vehicle will have increased coast

deceleration. Use this to maximize

regenerative braking, for sport driving, or when descending hills.

Propulsion Creep Speed Feature

The PLUG-IN vehicle allows the

coasting speed to be selected when

the accelerator or brake pedal is not held. When in either Temporary

Regen on Demand, or when the shift lever is placed into M in Permanent Regen on Demand, the creep speed

can be decreased from M4 (fastest) to M1 (slowest).

Ride Control Systems

Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control

System Operation

The vehicle has a Traction Control System (TCS) and StabiliTrak, an

electronic stability control system.

These systems help limit wheel spin and assist the driver in maintaining control, especially on slippery road


TCS activates if it senses that any of the drive wheels are spinning or

beginning to lose traction. When this

happens, TCS applies the brakes to the spinning wheels and reduces engine

power to limit wheel spin.

StabiliTrak activates when the vehicle senses a difference between the

intended path and the direction the vehicle is actually traveling.

StabiliTrak selectively applies braking pressure to any one of the vehicle

wheel brakes to assist the driver in keeping the vehicle on the

intended path.




If cruise control is being used and

traction control or StabiliTrak begins

to limit wheel spin, cruise control will disengage. Cruise control may be

turned back on when road conditions allow.

Both systems come on automatically when the vehicle is started and begins

to move. The systems may be heard or felt while they are operating or while

performing diagnostic checks. This is normal and does not mean there is a problem with the vehicle.

It is recommended to leave both systems on for normal driving

conditions, but it may be necessary to turn TCS off if the vehicle gets stuck

in sand, mud, ice, or snow. See If the Vehicle Is Stuck 0 211 and Turning

the Systems Off and Onlater in this



The indicator light for both systems is in the instrument cluster. This

light will:

. Flash when TCS is limiting wheel spin

. Flash when StabiliTrak is activated

. Turn on and stay on when either system is not working

If either system fails to turn on or to activate, a message displays in the

Driver Information Center (DIC), and

d comes on and stays on to indicate

that the system is inactive and is not assisting the driver in maintaining

control. The vehicle is safe to drive, but driving should be adjusted


If d comes on and stays on:

1. Stop the vehicle.

2. Turn the engine off and wait 15 seconds.

3. Start the engine.

4. Drive the vehicle.

If d comes on and stays on, the vehicle may need more time to

diagnose the problem. If the condition persists, see your dealer.

Turning the Systems Off and On




Do not repeatedly brake or

accelerate heavily when TCS is off.

The vehicle driveline could be damaged.




Traction Control/Electronic Stability ControlDriver Mode Control (Gasoline Only)