Here is a short video I made to show the difference between Traction Control On and Traction Control Off when there is snow or ice on my Mazda RX8.
A short press of the DSC button shuts down the traction/stability control so that it only activates in extreme conditions. A long press turns off traction/stability completely.
No traction control, no driving aids, no suffering fools gladly. Throw in a set of staggered Bridgestone Potenzas that are more than a decade old and you might want to tone things down a bit.
The Dynamic Stability Control System (DSC) automatically takes control of the vehicle if skidding is detected.
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) works in conjunction with systems such as ABS and TCS to automatically adjust brakes and engine torque to help when driving on slippery surfaces or to control sideslip sudden or evasive maneuvers, increasing vehicle safety.
The DSC OFF indicator light will turn off. If DSC is on and you try to extricate the stuck vehicle or to pull out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate. Pressing the gas pedal does not increase engine power and freeing the vehicle can be difficult.
The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) light illuminates when there is a problem with the stability control system. It may also appear and start flashing when you are driving on a slippery surface.
DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) does not compensate for driver errors or misjudgments. The vehicle should be driven with due care and attention at all times. Always drive in a manner that is safe for the vehicle, its occupants and other road users.
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What you should use is DTC/Traction when driving in snow. DSC=on is for normal use. Sport+ is for dry road fun and DSC=off for burnouts, donuts and drifting.
DSC evolved from a simple traction control system. It adds another dimension by understanding lateral and rotational forces. DSC then compares these with specified values. The system is able to counteract situations such as understeer and oversteer and to stabilize the vehicle.
TCS/DSC indicator light
When TCS or DSC is operating, the indicator light flashes. If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or Brake Assist may be malfunctioning and they may not be working properly.
It’s not possible to toggle the ABS on/off, but you should be able to toggle the ESP using a switch in the center console. You cannot turn off the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) in the Volkswagen Jetta, but to turn the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) on or off in the car you can use the switch on the dashboard.
Traction Control System (TCS)
This means the engine will automatically adjust itself on a slippery surface to provide optimal power to the drive wheels, reducing wheel spin and loss of traction limit . A system fault or operating states are indicated by a warning.
Traction Control System (TCS) improves traction and safety by controlling engine torque and braking. When the TCS detects drive wheel slip, it reduces engine torque and applies the brakes to prevent loss of traction.