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Old 03-23-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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VSA

I've been running with vsa turned off, but whats the point of having the on/off ability if it still kicks on in emergencies.
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Old 03-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #2
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:13 PM   #3
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From what I know, when it is off it should be off all together. I really don't think it comes on in an emergency. When its off you can spin the wheels and drift, but when activated it will assist.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:49 PM   #4
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I was hitting the roads out back. When ever I hit 60 or greater on a turn it lights up for a brief second. It also flicks on for a second when I punch it from a stopped position.
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Old 03-24-2008, 06:23 AM   #5
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When ever I hit 60 or greater on a turn it lights up for a brief second. It also flicks on for a second when I punch it from a stopped position.
The VSA system is automatically on each time you start the car.

When you push the VSA button, it shuts the system off and the light should be on as a reminder that the system is not active.

When driving with the system on, the light will blink momentarily when the system is actually doing something to stabilize the vehicle. So, if your light is blinking on, then your system was not really shut off.

When you push the VSA button to shut the system off, hold the button long enough to be sure the light comes on (takes about 2 seconds).

One other thing, changing tire sizes may cause the VSA system to malfunction.

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I was hitting the roads out back. When ever I hit 60 or greater on a turn it lights up for a brief second. It also flicks on for a second when I punch it from a stopped position.

An example of VSA in action. I have it on my Honda Oddesey and still having snow up here if I try to accelerate to fast it won't allow me to go any faster than what the wheels have traction. Wheels will not spin even if I have my foot flat to the floor, and the blinking VSA light shows up on the dash.
Now if I push the button to remove VSA, switching it off my wheels will spin. It really is a good system driving correction.

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Old 03-24-2008, 09:00 PM   #7
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ah thanks DJ. that cleared it up for me.
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That cleared out for me too. Thanks!
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I ran the Dragon with it and without it. Faster through the Dragon with it on. That's all I gotta say about that.
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I ran the Dragon with it and without it. Faster through the Dragon with it on. That's all I gotta say about that.
but was it funner? =)
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Yep.
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My VSA is broken lool. Theres a light on my dashboard with the Caution symbol and Exclamation point. I checked the trouble code on the system but still could not reset it. I dont feel the differences in driving, but I recall this on night while driving in hard rain, I powerslided though a corner because of the wet metal plates to cover up a train track. I went through the curve perfect without over or understeering. AWESOME! loved it.
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I ran the Dragon with it and without it. Faster through the Dragon with it on. That's all I gotta say about that.
I've experienced the difference between my AP1 without it and a 2008 model with it and I have to say most non professional drivers will be better with it on.
Not that my car handles poorly it's just that the S is smarter than most of are at least when it comes to driving fast. I would rather like to avoid hitting a tree or falling off a cliff so I just chill and enjoy the view.
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My VSA is broken lool. Theres a light on my dashboard with the Caution symbol and Exclamation point. I checked the trouble code on the system but still could not reset it. I dont feel the differences in driving, but I recall this on night while driving in hard rain, I powerslided though a corner because of the wet metal plates to cover up a train track. I went through the curve perfect without over or understeering. AWESOME! loved it.
perhaps you should push the VSA on-off button and re-engage your VSA. the Caution symbol and Exclamation point will then go out. the button is on the right side of the steering wheel at the same level as the cruise button. cruise button is on the left of the steering wheel. no reason for your VSA to be out.


powerslided??? apparently you need the VSA.

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I've experienced the difference between my AP1 without it and a 2008 model with it and I have to say most non professional drivers will be better with it on.
Not that my car handles poorly it's just that the S is smarter than most of are at least when it comes to driving fast. I would rather like to avoid hitting a tree or falling off a cliff so I just chill and enjoy the view.
If my voodoo-magic works all the VSA in the world won't save you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WzKDdj0CxY
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I have an 00 so I have no vsa. No electronic nonsense here

By the way when was it first offered? 02?
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perhaps you should push the VSA on-off button and re-engage your VSA. the Caution symbol and Exclamation point will then go out. the button is on the right side of the steering wheel at the same level as the cruise button. cruise button is on the left of the steering wheel. no reason for your VSA to be out.


powerslided??? apparently you need the VSA.
Yea. I know how to turn it on and off with the VSA button. But this error flashes on the dashboard with no way to kill it. Pressing the button is useless because it does nothing. The light will still be there
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I have an 00 so I have no vsa. No electronic nonsense here

By the way when was it first offered? 02?
VSA was introduced in '06 along with the requisite electronic throttle.
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VSA was introduced in '06 along with the requisite electronic throttle.
Really?! Hmmm didn't know it took that long. Only other S2K I have been in is an 08 so I had no way of knowing. Thought they introduced it a lot earlier because the little cover where the button should be is present even in my 00 model.
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Really?! Hmmm didn't know it took that long. Only other S2K I have been in is an 08 so I had no way of knowing. Thought they introduced it a lot earlier because the little cover where the button should be is present even in my 00 model.
I think from '02-'05 the button was the rear window defroster botton. In '06 the defroster botton was moved down next to the shift lever, and the botton on the dash became the VSA button.
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I think from '02-'05 the button was the rear window defroster botton. In '06 the defroster botton was moved down next to the shift lever, and the botton on the dash became the VSA button.
O yeah! I remember now of course. I know Im about to go off subject hardcore but I am jealous of that little push button sliding cup holder thing. It looks like something out of 007
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If my voodoo-magic works all the VSA in the world won't save you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WzKDdj0CxY
NOT A PROBLEM DEVIL!

I will be rolling in 2 WYCKED so it won't matter no how CHUMP!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHTSUW8HEBI

Stabbed wit a knife!

GAWD I want to kill people when I hear that song!

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:24 AM   #23
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VSA!? I don't need no stinking VSA!! Jk, jk. How intrusive is the VSA? I've never drove an AP2.
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^ I too would like to know. I drive an 05 so no VSA for that year yet. Everytime I come in somewhat quick I get a nice little powerslide.
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VSA is six of one. I never use it off-road but always have it engaged on the street. I notice it when I'm in the mountains on a second-gear, sharp turn (usually up hill).

It's not an inconvenience, but a gentle reminder that I'm not in a secure environment.
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Doesn't sound too intrusive at all. Thanks K!!
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