All vehicles from the 2012 model year and later have antilock brakes by virtue of also having electronic stability control, a feature the federal government requires on all cars and light trucks.
The antilock system is a necessary component of stability control. When sensors detect that a vehicle is headed in a different direction than it is being steered — an indication that it has started to skid or is about to skid — the antilock system selectively and rapidly applies and releases the brakes at individual wheels to help keep the vehicle on course.
Stability control appeared first on luxury vehicles and SUVs and became more widely available starting in 2009, when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began phasing it in as a required safety feature that became mandatory on all vehicles for 2012.
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