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Thread: Cruise control Actuation - is brake pedal check required?

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    Default Cruise control Actuation - is brake pedal check required?

    Just to understand the differences.

    Can people vote on if Cruise control will activate without pressing the brake pedal at all from first start?

    There is a logical reason for this brake pedal switching check, but not all Vecs need it - does yours?

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    Yep does in mine as I mentioned in the other thread, a bit of a PITA as when I'm coming from services etc I don't always use the brake so I then have to press the pedal to use the CC, being petty I know LOL.

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    This used to baffle me for the first six months, sometimes it seemed okay, but when it failed to I noticed that if I dabbed the brake pedal it would then come on.

    It does state in the book that the pedal must be pressed once after starting before the cruise will work. Many just dont read the manual....including me. Must be some safety reason for it.

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    As mentioned in the other thread, both of my pre-facelifts need it pressed before engaging. However when it's me driving and not the missus it's already been pressed once before pulling away as I tend to put my foot on the brake whilst starting the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark1319 View Post
    Yep does in mine as I mentioned in the other thread, a bit of a PITA as when I'm coming from services etc I don't always use the brake so I then have to press the pedal to use the CC, being petty I know LOL.
    Maybe I'm being daft, but can't see why it would be a 'NO'. Maybe it's 'designed in' to ensure it cannot be activated inappropriately and can always be easily reactivated. Maybe it's overkill, saw something yesterday about a vehicle whose cruise control could develop a fault where if could not be immediately switched off once activated.

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    I would've thought all Vectras would require brake use before enabling cruise control. I guess it would only bother manual transmission drivers since BTSI will stop you shifting out of park on an automatic trans.

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    You'd think that you'd ALWAYS use it at least once, even if only for a second, before you got into a situation where you'd actally need cruise control...

    Didn't even know it existed, but seems a sensible precaution so the computer knows the brake cut-out switch works...

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    Yes, as I think it states it in the manual.
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    As long as you don't do what some drivers do who will refuse to brake until the latest moment possible so as not to have to switch cruise control off. Apparently on some Belgian motorways the use of Cruise Control is banned (now how do you enforce that?) (unless it's a spoof report) as there were collisions blamed on the use Cruise Control and not switching it off to maintain a safe distance behind the car in front should anything untoward happen. I've heard of maximising fuel efficiency but sometimes drivers' obsession with fuel economy turns them into bad drivers, as fuel economy is more important than consideration for other road users, or driving safely.

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    Will vote once tested

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