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post #1 of 23 Old 01-16-2012, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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VDC? what the hell does it do?

ok...i have a 2010 armada, that we got a few months ago. i see the VDC button on the center console...but what does it do? any benifits turning it on/off??

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ok...i have a 2010 armada, that we got a few months ago. i see the VDC button on the center console...but what does it do? any benifits turning it on/off??
There's some discussion here from the Nissan Forums below. I'm sure someone else on CA will be of assistance:

http://www.nissanforums.com/titan-ar...witch-off.html

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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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Good for nothing, gets in the way... ABLS applies the brakes for better traction control... VDC cuts the throttle when the ABLS isn't enough to stop slippage... ABLS=GOOD, VDC=BAD...

In a nutshell these videos would not be possible if the VDC was still on because it would've cut my throttle and I would've gotten stuck, they are both with "VDC Off" :


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Ok...so basically, you guys are telling me....
" its there, but ignore it"
LOL

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Love the the vid pops.....

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I never turn VDC off under normal driving conditions. It is a good thing.
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The VDC comes on when traction become an issue. If it feels you losing traction the VDC prevents the rear wheels from spinning. The first time I went to the beach in the Mada as soon as I got hit the sand the Armada just stopped and I thought I was stuck. I thought to myself "beast my ***" but then I figured out that it was an operator malfunction as I was being pulled out.


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ok...i have a 2010 armada, that we got a few months ago. i see the VDC button on the center console...but what does it do? any benifits turning it on/off??
If you turn it off you can do a burnout


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Get used to it guys it is a federal requirement on ALL vehicles and light trucks from 2007 and on.......it may not help us but it could help "less skilled drivers" keep from doing a ground loop
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