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Traction Control System
Your Acura is equipped with a
Traction Control System (TCS). TCS
assists you in maintaining traction
while accelerating on slippery
surfaces. It does this by regulating
the engine's power output when it
senses either of the drive wheels
starting to spin. This increases the
car's traction and directional stability
on loose or slippery road surfaces.
Driving with TCS requires no special
skills or technique. The TCS does
not affect braking, and cannot pre-
vent skidding if you enter a corner
too fast. It is still your responsibility
to drive at reasonable speeds and to
leave a sufficient margin of safety.
When driving on a loose or slippery
road surface, you may notice that the
engine does not respond to the
accelerator in the same way it does
at other times. This is a sign the TCS
is activating. You will see the TCS
indicator light flash.
You should still install winter tires on
your car during the winter. Exercise
the same caution in winter driving as
you would if your car was not
equipped with TCS.
Driving with the folding spare tire
(see page 247) installed may
activate the TCS. You may want to
turn the system off under this
condition.
Driving
TCS INDICATOR LIGHT
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Traction Control SystemYour Acura is equipped with aTraction Control System (TCS). TCSassists you in maintaining tractionwhile accelerating on slipperysurfaces. It does this by regulatingthe engine's power output when itsenses either of the drive wheelsstarting to spin. This increases thecar's traction and directional stabilityon loose or slippery road surfaces.Driving with TCS requires no specialskills or technique. The TCS doesnot affect braking, and cannot pre-vent skidding if you enter a cornertoo fast. It is still your responsibilityto drive at reasonable speeds and toleave a sufficient margin of safety.When driving on a loose or slipperyroad surface, you may notice that theengine does not respond to theaccelerator in the same way it doesat other times. This is a sign the TCSis activating. You will see the TCSindicator light flash.You should still install winter tires onyour car during the winter. Exercisethe same caution in winter driving asyou would if your car was notequipped with TCS.Driving with the folding spare tire(see page 247) installed mayactivate the TCS. You may want toturn the system off under thiscondition.DrivingTCS INDICATOR LIGHTMain MenuTable of Contents