When to use the VSC OFF button in your Toyota vehicle

Modern vehicles have several different features and buttons, allowing drivers to adjust vehicle capabilities and take advantage of a variety of elements, depending on each situation. If you’ve ever noticed the VSC OFF button (which may also look like a car sliding) in your Toyota car, you may have asked yourself when you might need to use the button to turn the feature off and back on again.

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What is VSC?

First things first, what does this feature do? As many of you probably already know, VSC stands for Vehicle Stability Control. VSC is largely connected to Traction Control (TRAC), both of which help to keep your car stabilized when driving on slippery roads or in other adverse weather or road conditions.

When do you turn VSC or TRAC off?

Ultimately, you want VSC and TRAC to be functional most of the time. That said, if your front wheels are stuck, whether in snow or mud, you’ll want to turn off both VSC and TRAC. Turning these features off will allow you to rock your vehicle back and forth in order to get unstuck. To turn TRAC off, simply push and release the VSC button. To turn off both TRAC and VSC off, press and hold the button for about 3 seconds. In both cases, an indicator light (or lights) will show up on your dashboard, warning you that these features are turned off and reminding you to turn them back on when you’re ready to do so. Simply push the button again, and you’ll be back to normal driving capability.

We invite you to watch the video below to get a better idea of how the VSC OFF button works and when you should use it:

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