My 2017 Grand Cherokee is equipped with electronic stability control. According to the manual, the idea/intent is to apply selective braking and reduce engine power as needed to keep the car on its intended path.
The annoying thing is, it kicks in while cornering on dry pavement. Typical example: stopped at an intersection to make a left turn from one wide (2 lanes each way plus turn lanes) road to another. When you get a chance, you want to make the turn promptly, but about halfway into the turn, the ABS starts buzzing, the engine loses power, and it really slows down, to the point of being scary because I'm in the path of oncoming traffic. If I turn off the ESC, I can take the corner no problem. Never notice it on right turns even when taken quite quickly.
This leads to a few questions:
Why does it only happen on left turns? Is it a geometry/physics thing or could there be sensor issues?
Why does it kick in at all when I know I can make the maneuver safely at a higher speed - all four wheels firmly planted at all times? Again, could it be a sensor issue, or overly conservative thresholds in the system?
Do I just have to live with it (and get in the habit of turning the thing off) or is it something that can be fixed or adjusted? I know it would be "nice to have" in an emergency maneuver, so I would want it on as much of the time as possible, just not fire up in routine driving.