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Old 11-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Disabling Traction Control ?

The other day, I almost got stuck in a muddy surface because of traction control, even when its off, it still kicks in..

Can't we just fully disable it ?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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VDC, or traction control as it used to be called, can be disabled with the switch near the mirror adjustment panel. It should fully disable to the system, except for ABS, which is full time regardless of the whether the VDC system is on or off. You can verify this with a warning light on the dashboard.
Also, our cars have a limited slip differential (according to my dealer, I have yet to confirm it).

How were you driving that caused you to almost get stuck? The VDC system is there to help you, not hinder you...
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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VDC, or traction control as it used to be called, can be disabled with the switch near the mirror adjustment panel. It should fully disable to the system, except for ABS, which is full time regardless of the whether the VDC system is on or off. You can verify this with a warning light on the dashboard.
Also, our cars have a limited slip differential (according to my dealer, I have yet to confirm it).

How were you driving that caused you to almost get stuck? The VDC system is there to help you, not hinder you...
I was driving in a wet sandy area that had a soft slope and was inclining up with the system being off but the other warning light that looks like a car sliding showed up blinking on the dash board killing the throttle.

In my previous BMW, if you hold the traction control button for 5 seconds, it disables the entire system.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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I was driving in a wet sandy area that had a soft slope and was inclining up with the system being off but the other warning light that looks like a car sliding showed up blinking on the dash board killing the throttle.

In my previous BMW, if you hold the traction control button for 5 seconds, it disables the entire system.
Most strange, the owners manual does state this:

Might want to get it checked out?
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:33 PM   #5
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Most strange, the owners manual does state this:

Might want to get it checked out?


I want both lights on (which means both systems Traction Control & VDC OFF)

The one on the left = VDC, could be disabled using the button next to the drivers panel on the left.

The one on the right = Traction Control, could NOT be turned off and blinked for me cutting the throttle!

How on earth can you disable it ?

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
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I notice that you have a different year than mine (I have a 2012), I am honestly out of ideas.
Perhaps Nissan changed the system functions?
Sorry, can't help much further, but perhaps other members can chime in?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:02 AM   #7
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Thanks for your reply mate..

Anybody else facing this issue ? mine is a 2011 Maxima designed for GCC countries..
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he is in dubai i dont know what the requirements (if any) are for traction control there... thats a variable to consider
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #9
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Alright thats how my panel looks like

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And thats what happens and what lights up when I turn the VDC off

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:17 PM   #10
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According to what I've read in the manual when the VDC Off light is on that means the system is actually off (it's one of those Japanese things, lights on means the system is off, lights off means the system is on).
My car does the same thing as your but not on the Traction Control, the only time that comes on is when there are conditions that affect the car like wet roads, maybe when you take a turn too abruptly causing a side to side shift in the weight of the car too drastic.

This system (VDC) is very sensitive so it interrupts often and the manual says you should drive with this on for most conditions, I actually hate this feature until i need it when it rains.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:05 PM   #11
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[QUOTE=Akiyukio;8672157]
Also, our cars have a limited slip differential (according to my dealer, I have yet to confirm it).

QUOTE]

BTW when doing my lights i had the entire front in the air, and noticed that drivers side would not rotate when taking off the lugs. while the passenger was free to rotate.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:25 PM   #12
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So still no info on this...hmmm
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