Nissan Maxima Owners Manual: Integrated Dynamics-control Module (if so equipped)

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  • Active trace control
  • The Integrated Dynamics-control Module is an electric control module that includes the following functions: Active Trace Control Active Engine Brake Active Ride Control This system senses driving based on the driver's steering and acceleration/braking patterns, and controls brake pressure at individual wheels to aid tracing at corners and help smooth vehicle response. The Active Trace Control can be set to ON (enabled) or OFF (disabled) through the vehicle information display "Settings" page. For additional information, refer to "Vehicle information display" in the "Instruments and controls" section of this manual.

  • Active engine brake
  • The Active Engine Brake function adds subtle deceleration by controlling CVT gear ratio, depending on the cornering condition calculated from driver's steering input and plural sensors. This benefit is for easier traceability and less workload of adjusting speed with braking at corners. The Active Engine Brake also enhances braking feel by adding subtle deceleration with CVT gear ratio control according to driver's brake pedal operation. The Active Engine Brake can be set to ON (enabled) or OFF (disabled) through the vehicle information display "Settings" page. For additional information, refer to "Vehicle information display" in the "Instruments and controls" section of this manual.

  • Active ride control
  • This system senses upper body motion (based on wheel speed information) and controls engine torque and four wheel brake pressure. This will enhance ride comfort in effort to restrain uncomfortable upper body movement when passing over undulated road surfaces. This system comes into effect above 25 mph (40 km/h). When the VDC OFF switch is used to turn off the VDC system, the Active Ride Control is also turned off. If the Integrated Dynamics-control Module warning message appears in the vehicle information display, it may indicate that the Active Ride Control is not functioning properly. Have the system checked as soon as possible.

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system

Active trace control