Should the "VDC" light be on or off? 2012 Nissan Xterra

asked by on

Hello, i have a nissan xterra model 2012.it's VDC is working properly. my question is that should the light be "on" on the dashboard or not while I am driving and the weather is clear? no rain no snow. what time the engine output due to VDC is reduced? thanks,

My car has 25000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - when the "VDC" light is illuminated on your dashboard, that means that Vehicle Dynamic Control is "OFF". It should be "ON" normally, so that it automatically steps in to reduce power when wheel spin is detected during snow or ice for example. You would intentionally turn VDC off when you were stuck in mud, or some other condition where wheelspin might normally result, but is OK. (You may not want your teenage son to be made aware of this!)

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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

Service Stabilitrak light came on

The only way to see what the problem is to scan the computers on your car. Stabilitrak is tied in with the ABS system and provides braking to specific wheels when the vehicle is losing control. This system can reduce...

Major brake fluid leak

Hi. It is unsafe to drive the vehicle with a major brake fluid leak. It should not be driven until a proper diagnosis of where the brake fluid is leaking can be obtained. The vehicle may have a faulty brake...

What does the TPMS light mean?

The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) on your Accord does exactly what the name says – it monitors the air pressure in your tires. If the system detects a drop in pressure, it turns on the Low Tire Pressure light...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
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.