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SWITCHING DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) OFF

WARNING

The vehicle's stability and safety may be reduced by inappropriately disabling the Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. The result can be a vehicle crash, potentially leading to serious injury or death.

NOTES

In the majority of driving situations, and particularly on-road, it is recommended that the DSC system is not disabled.

To switch the DSC system off, press and hold the DSC OFF button, located on the center console, for more than 3 seconds.

An audible warning tone sounds. The instrument panel temporarily displays the DSC OFF message and also illuminates the DSC OFF warning lamp to confirm that DSC is disabled. See DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) OFF (AMBER).

Switching the DSC system off reduces the level of traction control intervention and may lead to an increase in wheel spin.

In some driving conditions, it may be appropriate to disable the DSC system to improve traction. Switch the DSC system back on when the need for switching DSC off has passed.

Examples of some appropriate conditions for switching the DSC system off, include:

  • Rocking the vehicle out of a hollow or deep rut.

  • Pulling away in deep snow or on a loose surface.

  • Driving through deep sand or mud.

  • The automatic application of the braking system prevents the vehicle from making progress.