Cruise Control

WARNING
Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. So, do not use the cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic.
Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

With cruise control, a speed of about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more can be maintained without keeping your foot on the accelerator. Cruise control does not work at speeds below about 40 km/h (25 mph).

If the brakes are applied, the cruise control shuts off.

If the vehicle has the StabiliTrak system and begins to limit wheel spin while using cruise control, the cruise control automatically disengages. See StabiliTrak System or Traction Control System (TCS). When road conditions allow the cruise control to be safely used, you can apply the cruise control again.

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Cruise Contro

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+ RES (Resume/Accelerate):

Press briefly to make the vehicle resume to a previously set speed or press and hold to accelerate.

−SET (Set/Coast): Press to set the speed and activate cruise control or make the vehicle decelerate.

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Setting Cruise Control If the cruise button is on when not in use, it could get bumped and go into cruise when not desired. Keep the cruise control switch off when cruise is not being used.

The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster comes on after the cruise control has been set to the desired speed.

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2. Get up to the desired speed.
3. Press and release the −SET button located on the steering wheel.
4. Take your foot off the accelerator.

Resuming a Set Speed

If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory.

Once the vehicle speed reaches about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more, press the +RES button on the steering wheel. The vehicle returns to the previous set speed and stays there.

Increasing Speed While Cruise Control is at a Set Speed

If the cruise control system is already activated, - Press and hold the +RES button on the steering wheel until the desired speed is reached, then release it.

- To increase vehicle speed in small amounts, press the +RES button. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) faster.

Reducing Speed While Cruise Control is at a Set Speed

If the cruise control system is already activated, - Press and hold the −SET button on the steering wheel until the desired lower speed is reached, then release it.

- To slow down in small amounts, press the −SET button on the steering wheel briefly. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) slower.

Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control

Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle speed.

When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the previous set cruise speed.

Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well the cruise control will work on hills depends upon the vehicle speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle speed. When going downhill, you might have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep the vehicle speed down. If the brake is applied the cruise control disengages.

Ending Cruise Control

There are three ways to end cruise control:

- Step lightly on the brake pedal.
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Erasing Speed Memory

The cruise control set speed is erased from memory by pressing the button or if the ignition is turned off.

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