Most people who own a Land Rover love their vehicle and would recommend it highly to other prospective buyers. The Land Rover is known for being both rugged and being a car that has class. This luxury vehicle seems to truly be the best of both worlds. The durability is perfect for people who travel often but who are also looking for a car with comfort. In addition, this car can last for many years if properly cared for and maintained.
By following the recommended services, you can ensure that your car is getting the proper care that it needs in order to be able to perform optimally. It is also highly recommended that you take your car for maintenance at a place that specializes in dealing with Land Rovers. This is recommended because a mechanic familiar with Land Rovers will know what issues are common with this vehicle and will be able to catch problems early if they know what to look for. One common issue is the DSC failure. Let’s look at what that means for your Land Rover.
DSC Failure in a Land Rover
One issue that people have found with their Land Rover is an issue with the DSC. Your vehicle’s DSC system, which stands for the Dynamic Stability Control system, is designed to correct and helps to counteract oversteer, understeer, and a variety of other undesirable inputs to your vehicle’s handling characteristics.
Your DSC system has control of engine output to the wheels as well as the braking system for each wheel. It is enabled automatically and enhances your driving experience with a priority on safety. It optimizes the driving experience by analyzing driving input, road conditions, and data from various sensors on your Land Rover. A DSC system fault is indicated by the illumination of a warning lamp as well as a flashing warning message. If this fault is detected, it is advised that you seek immediate assistance from a qualified service provider. Otherwise, you could cause other problems to surface and the repairs could get costly.
What Causes the Failures in a DSC?
A common fault experienced by DSC systems is erroneous activation due to a faulty sensor on your vehicle. A common cause is faulty sensor from the wheel speed sensors. The DSC system is designed to detect faults from sensor data, and will alert the driver of any possible faults in the system, so when it is not functioning properly this can pose many issues to you and to your car.
A good first step in diagnosing DSC issues is to ensure that your car has proper tire inflation. You may also want to consider resetting your tire pressure sensors, which is commonly referred to as the TPS system. Your DSC system looks at tire pressure to determine when it needs to intervene. By resetting this system, you are taking a good first step in resolving any issues with your DSC system.
A common cause of a faulty DSC system can be an issue with the ABS sensor in your car. Be sure to have a qualified mechanic inspect this system, as it is vital to the safety of your vehicle. Something to consider when driving through deep sand or mud is to de-activate your DSC system. Your DSC system is meant to respond to normal, everyday driving conditions, not for off-road activities.
How We Can Help
Here at Kwik Kar Ridgmar, we specialize in repairs with Land Rovers and will be able to help you diagnose the source of your DSC failure. In addition, we will work with you to help you find the best course of action for a repair. We understand that it is frustrating to deal with any car issues and we are committed to providing excellent customer care to help ensure that the process goes smoothly.
Our location is convenient to the residents of Fort Worth, TX. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, or you would like to schedule an appointment to have your DSC repaired, please visit our website or contact our office. A representative will be able to help you and will provide you with the recommended services.
* Land Rover Discovery Car image credit goes to: Dmitrii Guldin.