Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC).

automatically controls braking and engine torque in conjunction with systems such as ABS and TCS to help control side slip when driving on slippery surfaces, or during sudden or evasive maneuvering, enhancing vehicle safety.

Refer to ABS and TCS.

WARNING:
Do not rely on the dynamic stability control as a substitute for safe driving: The dynamic stability control (DSC).

cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless driving, excessive speed, tailgating (following another vehicle too closely), and hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and road contact because of water on the road surface). You can still have an accident.

CAUTION:
unless the following are observed: The DSC may not operate correctly
unless the following are observed: specified for your Mazda on all Use tires of the correct size
specified for your Mazda on all four wheels.

manufacturer, brand and tread Use tires of the same
manufacturer, brand and tread pattern on all four wheels.

The DSC may not operate correctly Do not mix worn tires.


when tire chains are used or a The DSC may not operate correctly
when tire chains are used or a temporary spare tire is installed because the tire diameter changes.

steering or other surrounding If repair or replacement of the
steering or other surrounding equipment is necessary, have it done at an Authorized Mazda Dealer. If the center position of the steering deviates, the DSC may not operate correctly because there is a sensor in the steering which detects driving conditions.

TCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few


This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. If the TCS or DSC is operating, the indicator light flashes.

If the light stays on, the TCS or DSC may have a malfunction and they may not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

DSC OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few


This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position.

It also illuminates when the DSC OFF switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is switched off.

If the light stays on when the TCS/DSC is not switched off, take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer. The dynamic stability control may have a malfunction.

NOTE:
If the battery is disconnected or a fuse is replaced, the DSC will be inoperable. In this case, the DSC OFF indicator light flashes and the TCS/DSC indicator light illuminates.

To make the DSC operable, do the following procedure with the battery connected.

1. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position.

2. Turn the steering clockwise fully, then turn it counterclockwise fully.

3. Make sure the DSC OFF indicator turn off.

4. Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position, then turn it to the ON position again.

5. Make sure the TCS/DSC indicator light turns off.

If the TCS/DSC indicator light and the DSC OFF indicator light remain illuminated even after turning the ignition switch to the ON position, consult an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

DSC OFF Switch

Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off the


Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off the TCS/DSC. The DSC OFF indicator light will illuminate.

Press the switch again to turn the TCS/ DSC back on. The DSC OFF indicator light will go out.

NOTE:
- When DSC is on and you attempt to free the vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate. Depressing the accelerator will not increase engine power and freeing the vehicle may be difficult.

When this happens, turn off the TCS/DSC.

- If the TCS/DSC is off when the engine is turned off, it automatically activates when the ignition switch is turned on.

- Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide the best stability. When the TCS/DSC is off, the TCS/DSC does not activate but the brake LSD (Limited Slip Differentials) function remains.

- If the DSC OFF switch is pressed and held for a second or more, the TCS/DSC system may become inoperative due to the system detecting switch trouble. If the TCS/DSC system becomes inoperative, the TCS/DSC and the DSC OFF indicator lights illuminate simultaneously. In this case, turn off the engine and restart it to restore the TCS/DSC.

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