Mazda Mazda6: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) - Driving Your Mazda - Mazda6 Owners ManualMazda Mazda6: 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.

DSC operation is possible at speeds greater than15 km/h (9 mph).

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:

    the correct size specified for your Mazda on all four wheels. Use tires of the correct size specified for your Mazda on all four wheels.

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

    tires. Do not mix worn tires.

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

TCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition is switched

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

If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the brake assist system 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 seconds when the ignition is switched

This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition is switched ON.

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. Switch the ignition ON.

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

3. Make sure the DSC OFF indicator and the TCS/DSC indicator go off.

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

DSC OFF Switch

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

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 is switched on.

- Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide the best stability.

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