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Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

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Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)

To help you maintain control in spirited or emergency driving situations, the Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control and motion adaptive steering system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral g-force, and yaw rate to detect over-steer or under-steer. On models with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), VSA® initially engages by using the SH-AWD system to redirect power among the wheels to prevent instability. The next step, and the initial step for front-drive models, involves reducing the engine’s torque and using the ABS system to apply brakes to each wheel as needed to help stabilize the vehicle. The response in all cases is often 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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