Always pay close attention to changing road conditions when using adaptive cruise control. The system does not replace attentive driving. Failing to pay attention to the road may result in a crash, serious injury or death.
Do not use the adaptive cruise control when entering or leaving a highway, on roads with intersections or roundabouts or non-vehicular traffic or roads that are winding, slippery, unpaved, or steep slopes.
Do not use the system in poor visibility, for example fog, heavy rain, spray or snow.
Do not use tire sizes other than those recommended because this can affect the normal operation of the system. Failure to do so may result in a loss of vehicle control, which could result in serious injury.
Adaptive cruise control may not detect stationary or slow moving vehicles below 6 mph (10 km/h).
Adaptive cruise control does not detect pedestrians or objects in the road.
Adaptive cruise control does not detect oncoming vehicles in the same lane.
Adaptive cruise control is not a crash warning or avoidance system.

Note:  It is your responsibility to stay alert, drive safely and be in control of the vehicle at all times.
 The system adjusts your vehicle speed to maintain the set gap between you and the vehicle in front of you in the same lane. You can select four gap settings.
The system uses a radar sensor that projects a beam directly in front of your vehicle.
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The adaptive cruise controls are on the steering wheel.
Switching Adaptive Cruise Control On
Press ON.
Missing Image  The indicator, current gap setting and set speed appear in the information display.
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Setting the Adaptive Cruise Speed
Note:  When adaptive cruise control is active, the speedometer may vary slightly from the set speed displayed in the information display.
  1. Drive to desired speed.
  1. Press SET+ or SET-.
  1. A green indicator light, the current gap setting and your set speed appear in the information display.
  1. Take your foot off the accelerator pedal.
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  1. A vehicle graphic illuminates if there is a vehicle detected in front of you.
Following a Vehicle
When following a vehicle, your vehicle does not decelerate automatically to a stop, nor does your vehicle always decelerate quickly enough to avoid a crash without driver intervention. Always apply the brakes when necessary. Failing to do so may result in a crash, serious injury or death.
Adaptive cruise control only warns of vehicles detected by the radar sensor. In some cases there may be no warning or a delayed warning. You should always apply the brakes when necessary. Failure to do so may result in a crash, serious injury or death.

Note:  When you are following a vehicle and you switch on a direction indicator, adaptive cruise control may provide a small temporary acceleration to help you pass.
Note:  The brakes may emit noise when applied by the system.
 When a vehicle ahead of you enters the same lane or a slower vehicle is ahead in the same lane, the vehicle speed adjusts to maintain a preset gap distance. A vehicle graphic illuminates in the instrument cluster.
Your vehicle maintains a consistent gap from the vehicle ahead until:
  • The vehicle in front of you accelerates to a speed above the set speed.
  • The vehicle in front of you moves out of the lane you are in.
  • Your vehicle speed falls below 12 mph (20 km/h).
  • You set a new gap distance.
 The system applies the brakes to slow your vehicle to maintain a safe gap distance from the vehicle in front. The system only applies limited braking. You can override the system by applying the brakes.
 If the system determines that its maximum braking level will not be sufficient, an audible warning sounds when the system continues to brake. A red warning bar displays on the windshield and you must take immediate action.
Setting the Gap Distance
Note:  The gap setting is time dependent and therefore the distance automatically adjusts with your vehicle speed.
Note:  It is your responsibility to select a gap appropriate to the driving conditions.
You can decrease or increase the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front by pressing the gap control.
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The selected gap appears in the information display as shown by the bars in the image.
Adaptive Cruise Control Gap Settings

Graphic display, bars indicated between vehicles  Dynamic behavior 

Each time you switch the system on, it selects the last chosen gap setting.
Overriding the Set Speed
If you override the system by pressing the accelerator pedal, it does not automatically apply the brakes to maintain a gap from any vehicle ahead.

When you press the accelerator pedal, you override the set speed and gap distance.
Missing Image  When you override the system, the green indicator light illuminates and the vehicle graphic does not appear in the information display.
The system resumes operation when you release the accelerator pedal. The vehicle speed decreases to the set speed, or a lower speed if following a slower vehicle.
Changing the Set Speed
  • Press SET+ or SET- to change the set speed in small increments.
  • Press the accelerator or brake pedal until you reach the desired speed. Press SET+ or SET-.
  • Press and hold SET+ or SET- to change the set speed in large increments. Release the control when you reach the desired speed.
 The system may apply the brakes to slow the vehicle to the new set speed. The set speed displays continuously in the information display when the system is active.
Canceling the Set Speed
Press CNCL or tap the brake pedal. The set speed does not erase.
Resuming the Set Speed
Note:  Only use resume if you are aware of the set speed and intend to return to it.
Press RES. Your vehicle speed returns to the previously set speed and gap setting. The set speed displays continuously in the information display when the system is active.
Automatic Cancellation
Note:  If the engine speed drops too low, an audible warning sounds and a message appears in the information display. Automatic braking releases.
The system does not operate below 12 mph (20 km/h).
Hilly Condition Usage
Note:  An audible alarm sounds and the system shuts down if it applies brakes for an extended period of time. This allows the brakes to cool. The system functions normally again when the brakes have cooled.
Select a lower gear during prolonged downhill driving on steep slopes, such as mountainous areas, when the system is active. In such situations, the system needs additional engine braking to reduce the load on the vehicle’s regular brake system to prevent the brakes from overheating.
Switching Adaptive Cruise Control Off
Note:  You erase the set speed and gap setting when you switch the system off.
Press OFF when the system is in standby mode, or switch the ignition off.
Detection Issues
On rare occasions, detection issues can occur due to the road infrastructures, for example bridges, tunnels and safety barriers. In these cases, the system may brake late or unexpectedly. At all times, you are responsible for controlling your vehicle, supervising the system and intervening, if required.
If the system malfunctions, have your vehicle checked as soon as possible.

The radar sensor has a limited field of view. It may not detect vehicles at all or detect a vehicle later than expected in some situations. The lead vehicle graphic does not illuminate if the system does not detect a vehicle in front of you.
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Detection issues can occur:
AWhen driving on a different line than the vehicle in front.
BWith vehicles that edge into your lane. The system can only detect these vehicles once they move fully into your lane.
CThere may be issues with the detection of vehicles in front when driving into and coming out of a bend or curve in the road.
In these cases, the system may brake late or unexpectedly. You should stay alert and take action when necessary.
If something hits the front end of your vehicle or damage occurs, the radar-sensing zone may change. This could cause missed or false vehicle detection.
System Not Available
The system may not turn on if there is:
  • A blocked sensor.
  • High brake temperature.
  • A failure in the system or a related system.
Blocked Sensor
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Note:  You cannot see the sensor. It is behind a fascia panel.
 A message displays if something obstructs the radar signals from the sensor. The sensor is in the lower grille. The system cannot detect a vehicle ahead and does not function when something blocks the sensor.
Possible Causes and Actions for This Message Displaying:

Cause  Action 
The surface of the radar is dirty or obstructed.  Clean the grille surface in front of the radar or remove the object causing the obstruction. 
The surface of the radar is clean but the message remains in the display.  Wait a short time. It may take several minutes for the radar to detect that it is free from obstruction. 
Heavy rain or snow is interfering with the radar signals.  Do not use the system in these conditions because it may not detect any vehicles ahead. 
Water, snow or ice on the surface of the road may interfere with the radar signals.  Do not use the system in these conditions because it may not detect any vehicles ahead. 

Due to the nature of radar technology, it is possible to get a blockage warning with no actual block. This happens, for example, when driving in sparse rural or desert environments. A false blocked condition either self clears, or clears after you restart your vehicle.
Switching to Normal Cruise Control
Normal cruise control will not brake when your vehicle is approaching slower vehicles. Always be aware of which mode you have selected and apply the brakes when necessary.

You can manually change from adaptive cruise control to normal cruise control through the information display.
Missing Image  The cruise control indicator light replaces the adaptive cruise control indicator light if you select normal cruise control. The gap setting does not display, and the system does not automatically respond to lead vehicles. Automatic braking remains active to maintain set speed.