2016 Discovery 4

SWITCHING DSC OFF

WARNING

Safety may be reduced by inappropriately disabling DSC. In the majority of driving situations, and particularly on-road, it is recommended that DSC is not switched off.

In some driving conditions, it may be appropriate to disable DSC to improve traction. These conditions include:

  • Rocking the vehicle out of a hollow or deep rut.

  • Pulling away in deep snow, or from a loose surface.

  • Driving through deep sand or mud.

DSC should be switched on again as soon as the difficulty is overcome.

CAUTION

DSC must be switched off when traction devices are fitted to the vehicle. See USING SNOW CHAINS.

NOTES

DSC is automatically enabled when the ignition is switched on.

To switch DSC off, press and briefly hold the DSC OFF button. The Message center will display DSC OFF to confirm, and a short warning chime will sound. The DSC off warning lamp will also illuminate continuously. See DYNAMIC STABILITY CONTROL (DSC) OFF (AMBER). Switching DSC off also reduces the level of traction control intervention, and may lead to an increase in wheel spin.

CAUTION

For vehicles supplied with a single speed transfer box (high range only), it is recommended that DSC is switched on, as the system will enhance the available traction in all situations, in conjunction with the appropriate Terrain response program. See TERRAIN RESPONSE OPERATION.