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post #1 of 74 Old 09-23-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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disable the stability control DSC

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Anyone know how to turn off the stability control? You can disable the traction control but the stability control seems to always be active.

I experienced this also with my cx-5. Looking for a work around before the snow starts to fly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Press and hold the button until the light goes off to switch off both the TCS and the VSC. Once you’ve disabled both, you can’t put them back on until you turn the ignition off and back on so please be careful.

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I don't believe it that easy with cars sold in the U.S.
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Confirmed it this weekend. I cannot turn off the stability control��
Even after holding the tsc button until it goes out the stability still kicks in. It took the whole fun out of driving in the snow storm this weekend.

I need a fix!!! It's to the point where I'm even thinking about selling the cx-3

The second biggest let down after discovering the sport model doesn't even have a warning light for low washer fluid. Who would of thought a 2016 model would not have this feature.

Mazda is letting me down
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The low washer fluid warning does exist and the warning light is tucked away on the dash so why it isn't wired heaven knows. There will be a way to fiddle the VSC if we can just find it.

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Confirmed it this weekend. I cannot turn off the stability control��
Even after holding the tsc button until it goes out the stability still kicks in.
I need a fix!!! It's to the point where I'm even thinking about selling the cx-3
On some Subaru models all you need to do is to disconnect the steering wheel angle sensor wire. ABS still works. But you may need diagnostic tools to reset the fault codes afterwards.

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There will be a way to fiddle the VSC if we can just find it.
Disconnecting the steeringwheel angle sensor might work.
Works on some Subaru models. But you need a diagnostic tool to reset fault codes.

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What's the benefit of turning stability control off? I know if you're having trouble starting from stop on snow, you should turn traction control off. Once you're actually moving on the road you should turn traction control back on. But why stability control to?
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one word"SCANDINAVIAN FLICK" lol
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Exactly this. Coming from some fun cars like the awd speed6, it is a huge let down that you can not turn off stability control. It makes a big difference in the snow as having the stability control off makes the car much more predictable. The low rolling resistance tires are also, in my opinion, terrible in the snow.
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