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Vehicle Stability Assist

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Vehicle Stability Assist

To help you maintain control in spirited or emergency driving situations, the Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral g-force, and yaw rate to detect oversteer or understeer. On models with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), VSA automatically initially engages by using the SH-AWD system to redirect power among the wheels to prevent instability. The next step, or the first step for front-wheel drive models involves reducing the engine’s torque and uses the ABS system to apply brakes to each wheel as needed, to help stabilize the vehicle. The response is so quick that the instability may be corrected before you even know it’s occurring.

VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle’s course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.

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