Electronic Stability Control Systems

This Standard applies to passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks and buses with a GVWR of 4,536 kg (10,000 lbs) or less, according to a phase-in schedule that started Sept. 1, 2008, with vehicles manufactured in two or more stages or that are altered (within the meaning of 49 CFR 567.7) which must comply with this standard on or after Sept. 1, 2012. This Standard establishes performance and equipment requirements for electronic stability control (ESC) systems.


Trucks & MPVs 10,000 GVWR or Less Yes    
Trucks More than 10,000 GVWR No
Buses 10,000 GVWR or Less Yes
Buses More than 10,000 GVWR No
Trailers  No


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