Honda Civic: VSA On and Off - When Driving - Driving - Honda Civic Owners ManualHonda Civic: VSA On and Off

This button is on the driver side control panel.

This button is on the driver side control panel.

To turn the VSA system on and off, press and hold it until you hear a beep.

VSA will stop and the indicator will come on.

To turn it on again, press the OFF) (VSA OFF) button until you hear a beep.

VSA is turned on every time you start the engine, even if you turned it off the last time you drove the vehicle.

Without VSA, your vehicle will have normal braking and cornering ability, but it will not have VSA traction and stability enhancement.

In certain unusual conditions when your vehicle gets stuck in shallow mud or fresh snow, it may be easier to free it with the VSA temporarily switched off.

When the VSA system is off, the traction control system is also off. You should only attempt to free your vehicle with the VSA off if you are not able to free it when the VSA is on.

Immediately after freeing your vehicle, be sure to switch VSA on again. We do not recommend driving your vehicle with the VSA and traction control systems switched off.

If the low tire pressure/TPMS*, low tire pressure*, or TPMS indicator* comes on or blinks, the VSA system comes on automatically. In this case, you cannot turn the system off by pressing the button. button.

You may hear a motor sound coming from the engine compartment while system checks are being performed immediately after starting the engine or while driving. This is normal.

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