Q: How do I turn off the traction control?

asked by on

How do I turn off the traction control?

The traction control helps you maintain full control of your vehicle in adverse weather conditions, by transferring power to the wheels with better traction. You can turn off the traction control, which can help you move your car if it is stuck in mud or snow. To turn off the traction control, quickly press and release the traction control and vehicle stability control (VSC) off button, which is located to the left of the steering column. A TRAC Off light will illuminate on the instrument panel to confirm that the system is off.

Tip

Never keep the traction control off unless you need it for a specific purpose.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. How do I turn off the traction control?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I make a direct call?

To make a direct call with a Bluetooth paired phone, simply press the Voice Recognition button, and say “Call” followed by the contact you wish to call. If the contact has mulTiple numbers, specify which number you would like to...

Q: Evap codes on a Sienna 2001

Yes and unfortunately, with those EVAP codes, it can be a lot of things. On your particular model, the problem is often a bad charcoal canister and EVAP canister vent valve. Which comes as an assembly when you buy it....

Q: What precautions should I take before starting to drive?

Your SUV is very different from a normal passenger car, and even from trucks, although it shares some characteristics of pickup trucks. There are several important precautions and considerations you need to take before getting on the road. Here’s what...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.