Vehicle Stability Assist
The Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®)12 system uses an array of sensors, along with ABS, and on models so equipped, Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), to reduce the dangers of oversteer or understeer.
- VSA continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle and vehicle yaw rate.
- The system continually monitors vehicle speed, throttle position, individual wheel speeds, steering angle, lateral G-force and yaw rate.
- When the potential for oversteer or understeer is detected, the VSA modulator will reduce the engine’s torque and apply brakes to each wheel as needed to help stabilize the vehicle. AWD models will first use SH-AWD to redirect power among the front wheels and each of the rear wheels to maintain stability.
- The response is so quick that the instability may be corrected before the driver even knows it’s occurring.