Originally Posted by A Bonnie Canuck
I have never heard of retarding the timing, could that be for higher speeds when it would be dangerous for the brakes to be applied?
Its the second resort that the system is programed to do after it decides that the brakes just cant control it. I was starting on sheet ice one day and it just sat there spinning, the brake could not do anything to stop it. Then the engine took a wierd tone and no matter how hard I pushed the pedal it would not go above 2K. The car eventually got free, but it took a whole green light to do it.
That has happened only a few times that I remember, mostly brake application gets traction. I've never heard mine do the 14mph test.