Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) automatically controls braking and engine torque in conjunction with systems such as ABS and TCS to help control side slip when driving on slippery surfaces, or during sudden or evasive maneuvering, enhancing vehicle safety.


Refer to ABS (page 4-107) and TCS (page 4-108).


DSC operation is possible at speeds greater than 20 km/h (12 mph).


The WARNING light turns on when the system has a malfunction.

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WARNING

Refer to Contact Authorized Mazda Dealer and Have Vehicle Inspected on page 7-26.



Do not rely on the Dynamic Stability Control as a substitute for safe driving: The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)

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CAUTION

cannot compensate for unsafe and reckless driving, excessive speed, tailgating (following another vehicle too closely), and hydroplaning (reduced tire friction and road contact because of water on the road surface). You can still have an accident.


- The DSC may not operate correctly unless the following are observed:

- Use tires of the correct size specified for your Mazda on all 4 wheels.

- Use tires of the same manufacturer, brand and tread pattern on all 4 wheels.

- Do not mix worn tires.

- The DSC may not operate correctly when tire chains are used or a temporary spare tire is installed because the tire diameter changes.

β–Ό TCS/DSC Indicator Light


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This indicator light stays on for a few seconds when the ignition is switched ON. If the TCS or DSC is operating, the indicator light flashes.


If the light stays on, the TCS, DSC or the brake assist system may have a malfunction and they may not operate correctly. Take your vehicle to an Authorized Mazda Dealer.

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Traction Control System (TCS)

(Page 110)

The Traction Control System (TCS) enhances traction and safety by controlling engine torque and braking. When the TCS detects driving wheel slippage, ...

Off-Road Traction Assist

(Page 112)

Off-Road Traction Assist* When the vehicle tires become embedded in mud, sand, or deep snow, the Off-Road Traction Assist functions to preventdrive-w

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