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Nissan Rogue Owners Manual: Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system

Nissan Rogue Owners Manual / Starting and driving / Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system

The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system uses various sensors to monitor driver inputs and vehicle motion. Under certain driving conditions, the VDC System helps to perform the following functions:

The VDC system can help the driver to maintain control of the vehicle, but it cannot prevent loss of vehicle control in all driving situations.

When the VDC system operates, the indicator in the instrument panel flashes so note the following:

For additional information, refer to “Slip indicator light” and ”Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) OFF indicator light” in the ”Instruments and controls” section of this manual.

If a malfunction occurs in the system, the and indicator lights come on in the instrument panel. The VDC system automatically turns off when these indicator lights are on.

The VDC OFF switch is used to turn off the VDC system. The indicator illuminates to indicate the VDC system is off.

When the VDC switch is used to turn off the system, the VDC system still operates to prevent 1 drive wheel from slipping by transferring power to a non slipping drive wheel. The indicator flashes if this occurs. All other VDC functions are off and the indicator will not flash.

The VDC system is automatically reset to on when the ignition switch is placed in the off position then back to the on position.

The computer has a built in diagnostic feature that tests the system each time you start the engine and move the vehicle forward or in reverse at a slow speed. When the self-test occurs, you may hear a clunk noise and/or feel a pulsation in the brake pedal. This is normal and is not an indication of a malfunction.

WARNING
  •  The VDC system is designed to help the driver maintain stability but does not prevent accidents due to abrupt steering operation at high speeds or by careless or dangerous driving techniques.

    Reduce vehicle speed and be especially careful when driving and cornering on slippery surfaces and always drive carefully.

  •  Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension.

    If suspension parts such as shock absorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars, bushings and wheels are not NISSAN recommended for your vehicle or are extremely deteriorated, the VDC system may not operate properly. This could adversely affect vehicle handling performance, and the indicator may flash or both the and indicator lights may illuminate.

  •  If brake related parts such as brake pads, rotors and calipers are not NISSAN recommended or are extremely deteriorated, the VDC system may not operate properly and both the and the indicator lights may illuminate.
  •  If engine control related parts are not NISSAN recommended or are extremely deteriorated, both the and indicator lights may illuminate.
  • When driving on extremely inclined surfaces such as higher banked corners, the VDC system may not operate properly and the indicator may flash or both the and indicator lights may illuminate. Do not drive on these types of roads.
  •  When driving on an unstable surface such as a turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp, the indicator may flash or both the and indicator lights may illuminate. This is not a malfunction.

    Restart the engine after driving onto a stable surface.

  •  If wheels or tires other than the NISSAN recommended ones are used, the VDC system may not operate properly and the indicator may flash or both the and indicator lights may illuminate.
  •  The VDC system is not a substitute for winter tires or tire chains on a snow covered road.

BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION

During braking while driving through turns, the system optimizes the distribution of force to each of the 4 wheels depending on the radius of the turn.

WARNING
  •  The VDC system is designed to help the driver maintain controllability but cannot prevent accidents due to abrupt steering operation at high speeds or by careless or dangerous driving techniques.

    Reduce vehicle speed and be especially careful when driving and cornering on slippery surfaces and always drive carefully.

  •  The active trace control and brake force distribution systems may not be effective depending on the driving condition.

    Always drive carefully and attentively.

  •  Do not modify the vehicle’s suspension.

    If suspension parts such as shock absorbers, struts, springs, stabilizer bars, bushings and wheels are not INFINITI recommended for your vehicle or are extremely deteriorated, the VDC system may not operate properly. This could adversely affect vehicle handling performance, and the VDC warning light may illuminate.

  •  If brake related parts such as brake pads, rotors and calipers are not INFINITI recommended or are extremely deteriorated, the VDC system may not operate properly and the VDC warning light may illuminate.
  •  If engine control related parts are not INFINITI recommended or are extremely deteriorated, the VDC warning light may illuminate.
  •  When driving on extremely inclined surfaces such as higher banked corners, the VDC system may not operate properly and the VDC warning light may illuminate.

    Do not drive on these types of roads.

  • When driving on an unstable surface such as a turntable, ferry, elevator or ramp, the VDC warning light may illuminate.

    This is not a malfunction. Restart the engine after driving onto a stable surface.

  •  If wheels or tires other than the INFINITI recommended ones are used, the VDC system may not operate properly and the VDC warning light may illuminate.
  •  The VDC system is not a substitute for winter tires or tire chains on a snow covered road.
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