Why does my VDC off light come on?
Besides, should VDC be on or off?
If the vehicle is stuck in mud or snow, the VDC system reduces the engine output to reduce wheel spin. The engine speed will be reduced even if the accelerator is depressed to the floor. If maximum engine power is needed to free a stuck vehicle, turn the VDC system off.
Considering this, can you drive with VDC off?
The Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) feature helps your car maintain proper traction when driving in adverse conditions. However, when the vehicle is stuck in snow or mud, the VDC reduces engine output, and you may need to turn off the feature to free your vehicle. To do so, simply press the VDC Off switch.
If the system indicates your tires may be slipping, the slip indicator flashes to indicate that Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and/or Traction Control (TRAC) are operating in order to regain traction. If the light stays on, it could indicate a malfunction in the TRAC/VSC system itself.