On Sport model and Canadian LX model Cruise control allows you to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. It should be used for cruising on straight, open highways. It is not recommended for city driving, winding roads, slippery roads, heavy rain, or bad weather.
Improper use of the cruise control can lead to a crash.
Use the cruise control only when traveling on open highways in good weather.
Using the Cruise Control
1. Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE MAIN indicator on the instrument panel comes on.
The main switch can be left on, even when the system is not in use.
2. Accelerate to the desired cruising speed above 25 mph (40 km/h).
3. Press and release the SET/ DECEL button on the steering wheel. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel comes on to show the system is now activated.
Cruise control may not hold the set speed when you are going up and down hills. If your speed increases going down a hill, use the brakes to slow down. This will cancel cruise control. To resume the set speed, press the RES/ACCEL button. The indicator on the instrument panel will come back on.
When climbing a steep hill, the automatic transmission may downshift to hold the set speed.
Changing the Set Speed
You can increase the set cruising speed in any of these ways:
• Press and hold the RES/ACCEL button. When you reach the desired cruising speed, release the button.
• To increase your speed in very small amounts, tap the RES/ ACCEL button. Each time you do this, the vehicle will speed up about 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• Push on the accelerator pedal.
Accelerate to the desired cruising speed, then press the SET/ DECEL button.
You can decrease the set cruising speed in any of these ways:
• Press and hold the SET/DECEL button. Release the button when you reach the desired speed.
• To slow down in very small amounts, tap the SET/DECEL button. Each time you do this, your vehicle will slow down about 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
• Tap the brake or clutch pedal lightly with your foot. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator on the instrument panel goes out.
When the vehicle slows to the desired speed, press the DECEL/ SET button.
Even with the cruise control turned on, you can still use the accelerator pedal to speed up for passing. After completing the pass, take your foot off the accelerator pedal. The vehicle will return to the set cruising speed.
Resting your foot on the brake or clutch pedal causes the cruise control to cancel.
Canceling Cruise Control
You can cancel cruise control in any of these ways:
• Tap the brake or clutch pedal.
• Push the CANCEL button on the steering wheel.
• Push the CRUISE button on the steering wheel.
Tapping either of the paddle shifters shifts the gear up or down, but does not cancel the cruise control. For more information on driving with paddle shifters.
Resuming the Set Speed
When you push the CANCEL button, or tap the brake or clutch pedal, the system will remember the previously set cruising speed. To return to that speed, accelerate to above 25 mph (40 km/h), and then press and release the RES/ACCEL button. The CRUISE CONTROL indicator comes on. The vehicle will accelerate to the same cruising speed as before.
Pressing the CRUISE button turns the system off and erases the previous cruising speed.
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