Tag: cruise control

23 Posts

Oct 01, 2002

Aftermarket cruise control responsible for unintended acceleration?

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Help I bought a Toyota Echo drove it three weeks and it nearly killed me Twice The car suddenly accelerated in heavy traffic The brake had no effect -- it did not slow or stop the car I threw it...

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Apr 01, 2002

Tom and Ray retract: some cruise control systems DO have the ability to slow a car going down hills.

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Usually your advice and comments are not only scintillating but also accurate Alas I am forced to come to the defense of the poor father-in-law you wrote about a few weeks ago He wanted to know if his cruise control...

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Feb 01, 2002

Can cruise control help control your speed going downhill?

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My father-in-law owns a Ford Taurus SE He has owned several Tauruses and Sables in the past years and he insists that the cruise control will hold his speed down when descending a hill I own a Taurus and told...

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Jan 01, 2001

How accurate is cruise control?

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How accurate is cruise control I'm a state trooper and I catch a number of people speeding who say that they couldn't have been going that fast because they had their cruise control set at How accurate are these things...

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Oct 01, 2000

Cruise control shuts off below 25 mph -- can I change that?

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I recently bought a Toyota Tundra I am very disappointed in the cruise control After buying it I found that if you allow the speed to drop below mph the cruise control shuts off and you have to reset the...

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Jul 01, 1999

Cruise control for short distance driving.

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A dumb question from a not-so-dumb person Am I doing any harm to my cruise- control system by using cruise control for short distances of less than a mile in city driving -- Adell TOM This isn't really a mechanical...

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Nov 01, 1998

What happens if you shift from "drive" to "neutral" while in cruise control?

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What would happen if you suddenly thrust your shifter from Drive to Neutral while the car is on cruise control Does it screw up the transmission at all I want to try it but I am scared that it will...

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Apr 01, 1998

What's your take on cruise control for short distances?

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My fiance and I have been arguing about of all things cruise control He loves to use the cruise control for even short distances three or four miles is fine with him I told him this is not good for...

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Jul 01, 1997

My car doesn't have cruise control...but it acts like it does.

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I've been driving my standard-transmission ' Ford Escort for miles and just discovered it has a feature I don't want virtual cruise control It doesn't have cruise control but it sometimes acts like it does Sometimes when I take my...

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May 01, 1996

Using cruise control for around town?

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My question is about speed control I use mine for just that to avoid getting speeding tickets I use my speed control in speed-limited areas like when I have to drive or mph Will my cruise-control switch wear out Should...

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