The Dynamic Stability Control system (DSC) automatically takes control of the vehicle when skidding is detected.
The system guards against skidding by optimally controlling engine output and the braking force applied to each wheel through the combined control of the 4-wheel antilock braking system and the Traction Control System (TCS). This helps the vehicle maintain stability even in situations such as when cornering on slippery roads or when steering suddenly to avoid hazards.
For example, if the car understeers and tends towards the outside of a corner, the systems suppresses skidding of the front wheels by dropping engine output and applying brakes to the inside wheels. Conversely, if the vehicle oversteers and tends toward the inside of a curve, the system applies braking to the outside wheels, thus suppressing skidding of the rear wheels.
* DSC/TCS is designed to reduce the risk of accidents by helping the driver maintain control under adverse conditions. However the system has its limitations, and no safety system or combination of such systems can prevent all accidents. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether DSC will be effective in preventing loss of control. These systems are not a replacement for safe and attentive driving. Please drive carefully at all times and do not rely on technology to prevent an accident. Not all of these systems are available on all models or in all markets, so please contact your local Mazda dealer for details on availability. Please refer to your owners' manual for additional important system details, limitations and warnings.
How DSC/TCS works