What is the vehicle stability assist?
Your car has a stability assist system built into it (VSA). You might be more familiar with this as “electronic stability control,” but they both refer to the same thing.
The VSA is a system designed to enhance stability and traction on the road. It can be turned on or off manually.
The VSA can control some aspects of both engine operation and brake performance. It’s engaged during tight turns where there’s a loss of handling or traction. When the system initiates, the VSA light in your dash will come on. It also comes on if you have low pressure in a tire. If it stays on, it may mean that the system needs to be inspected.
The VSA Off light indicates that the system has been manually turned off.
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