Join Date: Oct 2004
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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.
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- 08 BMW 550i, Manual Trans, Sport Package
- 00 Maxima SE, Manual Trans
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