Driving hintsDriving hints  - Anti–lock brake system (ABS)* - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Carisma Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Carisma

(1) With ABS fitted, steering during sudden braking (when the ABS functions) differs slightly from when the brakes are not being applied.
Steer the vehicle carefully in these conditions.

(2) Always maintain the same distance from the vehicle in front of you as you would for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. Compared with vehicles not fitted with ABS, your vehicle may require a longer stopping distance in the following cases:

  • Driving on gravel or snow–covered roads.
  • Driving with tyre chains installed.
  • Driving on roads where the road surface is pitted or has other differences in surface height.
  • Driving on bumpy roads or other poor driving surfaces.

(3) Operation of ABS is not restricted to situations where brakes are applied suddenly. This system may also operate to prevent wheel lock when you are driving over manholes, steel road–work plates, or the vehicle is driven over steps or level differences in the road, road markings, or other surfaces which are difficult for the wheels to grip.

(4) When the ABS is activated, you may feel the brake pedal pulsating and hear a characteristic noise. Also at this time, it may feel as if the pedal attempts to resist being depressed.
In this situation, to let the ABS work for you, just hold the brake pedal down more firmly. Do not pump the brake. This will result in reduced braking performance.

CAUTION

(1) Even the ABS can not prevent the natural laws of physics from acting on the vehicle. It cannot for instance avoid accidents that may result from excessive speed on bend or following another vehicle too closely, or aquaplaning. It should remain the driver’s task to observe safety precautions to judge speeds and brake applications correctly in such conditions.
(2) Be sure to use tyres of the same type and size on four wheels. If tyre types or sizes are mixed, ABS may not function normally.
(3) Never install a limited slip differential, which is not MITSUBISHI Genuine parts, as the ABS may not function normally. Please consult an authorized MITSUBISHI dealer.

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