Trailer Stability Assist (TSA)Back to Accord Technology
Working with VSA for safer towing
Trailer Stability Assist controls individual wheel slip to correct any potentially dangerous trailer swing.
The TSA system is an enhancement of the Honda Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) system which detects when the trailer is starting to oscillate while being towed at speed. The system also automatically warns drivers behind the vehicle by flashing a brake light on both the car and the trailer.
TSA interprets oscillation in the vehicle/trailer combination while driving. Such oscillation may occur if the trailer is not loaded correctly, or during certain speed and road conditions. Using a combination of torque reduction and individual brake application, Trailer Stability Assist activates to stabilise the vehicle after sensing oscillations of the vehicle and trailer system.
It utilises a combination of torque reduction and individual wheel braking to bring the car and trailer back under full control.