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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. When necessary, VSA automatically reduces 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.

VSA OFF Button

Turns VSA off and on. The VSA activation indicator comes on when VSA is turned off. Use only in certain circumstances, such as if you are stuck in shallow mud or snow, and only if you cannot free yourself with VSA on. Turn VSA back on once your vehicle is free. VSA is turned on automatically each time you start the vehicle.

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