What does VDC mean on a Nissan?
Vehicle Dynamic Control
The Vehicle Dynamic Control feature helps your car maintain proper traction when driving in adverse conditions. But when the vehicle is stuck in snow or mud, the VDC reduces engine output, and you may need to turn it off to get your vehicle out. In most Infiniti and Nissan vehicles, there is a VDC Off switch.
Why did my VDC light come on?
When the VDC off indicator light is on, that means you may have accidentally pressed it, or there is an error in the vehicle dynamic control (VDC) system. Whatever may be the cause, it is not wise to ignore this warning light from your vehicle. The first step to check your vehicle is to press the VDC off switch.
How do you turn off VDC on a Nissan?
To turn off the VDC system, push the VDC OFF switch. The indicator will illuminate. Push the VDC OFF switch again or restart the engine to turn on the system.
What happens when VDC is off?
The term Vehicle Dynamic Control is one that is used on Nissan vehicles, and shares the same function of a traction control system. Without the VDC system, the driver is more likely to lose control of the vehicle in adverse weather conditions, such as snow, ice or rain.
What is VDC system?
VDC stands for vehicle dynamics control, and is the name of the electronic stability control system on Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. Electronic stability control is a safety feature that is designed to prevent skids and has been required on all cars and light trucks in the U.S. since the 2012 model year.
What does it mean when your car says slip?
If the system indicates your tires may be slipping, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and/or Traction Control (TRAC) are operating in order to regain traction.
How do I turn my VDC back on?
It’s easy to toggle VDC on and off simply by pushing the VDC button. The VDC indicator will light up when Vehicle Dynamic Control is off. It will turn back on when you push the switch a second time. The VDC should turn on automatically when you start your car.
What does vehicle dynamic control do?
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) has the ability correct oversteer or understeer by applying brake pressure to individual wheels and adjusting the engine’s power output.
Why does my car say slip?
If the system indicates your tires may be slipping, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and/or Traction Control (TRAC) are operating in order to regain traction. If the light stays on, it could indicate a malfunction in the TRAC/VSC system itself.