Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern California
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 2 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
VDC stands for Vehicle Dynamic Control. What it does is selectively apply the brakes to individual wheels when the system detects slippage in any particular direction, say wheel spin, or if the vehicle is oversteering or understeering. It is a very valuable tool that could keep the vehicle from spinning out, or losing control in another way. In certain circumstances, it can hinder performance, which is why it has a button. For instance, if you're stuck in the snow, wheel spin can actually help you get unstuck. But, VDC will prohibit wheel spin, so turn it off, and you might have more luck getting out.
I believe there is a description of what VDC does in the owner's manual that came with your vehicle.
- 12 Armada Platinum 4WD, Tuscan Sun (red)
- 06 Armada LE 4WD, Red Brawn, QX56 Wheels (traded)
- 04 Armada LE 4WD, Smoke (lemon lawed)
- 15 Ford Focus Electric (commuter car)
- 00 Maxima SE, Manual Trans (kids car)
- 65 Buick Skylark Gran Sport Convertible, 401 ci, 2nd owner, original condition, 70,000 miles (play car)
- Prowler Lynx 826M Travel Trailer, 26', 5000#'s
"How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy."
--Paul Sweeney, author