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Mazda 2: Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

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Mazda 2 / Mazda2 Owners Manual / When Driving / ABS/TCS/DSC / Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) automatically controls braking and engine torque in conjunction with systems such as ABS and TCS to help control side slip when driving on slippery surfaces, or during sudden or evasive manoeuvring, enhancing vehicle safety.

Refer to ABS (page 4-82 ) and TCS (page 4-83 ).

DSC operation is possible at speeds greater than 20 km/h (12 mph).

The warning light turns on when the system has a malfunction.

Refer to Warning Lights on page 4-38 .

WARNING

Do not rely on the Dynamic Stability Control as a substitute for safe driving: The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless driving, excessive speed, tailgating (following another vehicle too closely), and hydroplaning (reduced tyre friction and road contact because of water on the road surface). You can still have an accident.

CAUTION

The DSC may not operate correctly unless the following are observed:

  • Use tyres of the correct size specifi ed for your Mazda on all four wheels.
  • Use tyres of the same manufacturer, brand and tread pattern on all four wheels.
  • Do not mix worn tyres.

The DSC may not operate correctly when tyre chains are used or a temporary spare tyre is installed because the tyre diameter changes.

TCS/DSC Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on
for a few seconds when the ignition is switched ON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, the indicator light fl ashes.

If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the brake assist system may have a malfunction and they may not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer.

DSC OFF Indicator Light

This indicator light stays on
for a few seconds when the ignition is switched ON.

It also illuminates when the DSC OFF switch is pressed and TCS/DSC is switched off.

Refer to DSC OFF Switch on page 4-85 .

If the light remains illuminated and the TCS/DSC is not switched off, take your vehicle to an expert repairer, we recommend an Authorised Mazda Repairer. The DSC may have a malfunction.

DSC OFF Switch

Press the DSC OFF switch to turn off the TCS/DSC. The DSC OFF indicator light in the instrument cluster will illuminate.

DSC OFF Switch


Press the switch again to turn the TCS/ DSC back on. The DSC OFF indicator light will turn off.

NOTE

  • When DSC is on and you attempt to free the vehicle when it is stuck, or drive it out of freshly fallen snow, the TCS (part of the DSC system) will activate. Depressing the accelerator will not increase engine power and freeing the vehicle may be diffi cult.

    When this happens, turn off the TCS/ DSC.

  •  If the TCS/DSC is off when the engine is turned off, it automatically activates when the ignition is switched ON.
  • Leaving the TCS/DSC on will provide the best traction.
  • If the DSC OFF switch is pressed and held for 10 seconds or more, the DSC OFF switch malfunction detection function operates and the DSC system activates automatically.

    The DSC OFF indicator light turns off while the DSC system is operative.

  • (Vehicles with Smart City Brake Support (SCBS))   If the Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) operates with the TCS/DSC turned off, the TCS/DCS becomes operational automatically.
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