VSA simply mean Vehicle Stability Assist. It’s also known as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) System, aids in vehicle stability while cornering if the vehicle turns more or less than desired. It helps to maintain traction on slick areas by
controlling engine output and selectively applying brakes
Your Acura MDX is equipped with a (Vehicle Stability Assist) technology that keeps you safe when driving in hazardous situations. When the VSA light illuminates, your MDX may require service to reactivate this critical safety feature.
VSA is a system that assists you in maintaining control in less-than-ideal driving circumstances. It serves two primary purposes:
Turning VSA On or Off
Activating or deactivating your VSA, when you start the vehicle, VSA is activated. If you disable VSA, your Acura car has normal braking and cornering capabilities, however VSA traction and stability are lacking and enhancement loses effectiveness.
To turn VSA on or off, press and hold the VSA OFF button until you hear a beep. The VSA Off signal shows when the system is turned off
And also, the Traction control is disabled when the VSA is turned off, This allows the wheels to spin faster.
Important things to note about the VSA
If the tire type and size are combined, the VSA® may not function effectively. Use the same size and kind of tire, as well as the appropriate air pressures.
When the VSA® system indicator illuminates and remains illuminated while driving, there may be an issue with the system. While this may not affect normal driving, have your car evaluated by a dealer as soon as possible.
VSA® does not regulate the full braking system and cannot improve stability in all driving scenarios. You must still drive and corner at suitable speeds for the conditions and always leave a reasonable margin of safety.
The VSA® system’s primary role is generally referred to as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) A traction control system is also included in the system.
When your car becomes stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier to release it if the VSA® is temporarily turned off. When you press the button, the traction control function becomes less effective. This enables the At low speeds, the wheels spin more easily.
You ought to Only attempt to release your car with the VSA® turned off if you are unable to do so with the VSA® turned on.
Make sure to immediately after releasing your vehicle then you Turn VSA® back on. We do not suggest driving with your VSA® system turned off.
A motor sound may be heard originating from the engine compartment when doing system checks soon after starting the engine or while driving. This is normal.
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