Jaguar I-Pace Bizarrely Locks Up Front Wheel During Moose Test

The fabled moose test consistently uncovers the weaknesses of many vehicles on the market and has done just that with the Jaguar I-Pace.

One could consider the Jaguar I-Pace as having an advantage over many other vehicles because it is an EV with much of its weight in the floor, resulting in a lower center-of-gravity than some ICE alternatives. While this allows the electric crossover to corner very flat, a recent moose test featuring the I-Pace revealed an issue with its ESC system.

In all tests conducted, the I-Pace would breeze through the first left-hand turn of the maneuver before coming undone when the driver suddenly rotates the wheel to the right, triggering the stability control system to lock up the driver-side front wheel and slide for a number of meters. This meant the I-Pace was unable to complete the moose test without hitting the cones.

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That’s a bad result for any vehicle, particularly one as expensive and premium as the I-Pace.

It would seem as though the issue lies in how the electronic stability control system has been programmed. The system should intervene in such driving scenarios but it shouldn’t lock up a wheel resulting in an uncontrollable slide. Jaguar hasn’t commented on the results although the ability for the car to be updated over-the-air could mean the British company simply needs to develop and roll out an update to prevent the ESC from behaving this way in the future.

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