Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is an electronic system that to helps the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. Helps drivers to control skidding when swerving suddenly or turning on a slippery road surface. It is worthy to note it is not a substitute for safe driving practices.
There are several factors that can determine if the VSC system will be effective in preventing a loss of control. These factors include speed, road conditions and driver steering input.
When should I use the VSC Off button in my Toyota vehicle?
If both front wheels get stuck in fresh snow or mud, you may need to turn off both Traction Control (also know as TRAC) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) so you can rock the vehicle to free it.
To turn TRAC off, simply push and release the VSC OFF button. The “TRAC OFF” indicator light should come on. Push the button again to turn TRAC back on.
Push and hold the button for three seconds to turn off both TRAC and VSC. The TRAC OFF and VSC OFF indicators will appear.
Push the switch again to turn the systems back on. You can also turn the engine off and TRAC and VSC will come back on when you restart the engine.