DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM PRECAUTION


  1. PRECAUTION FOR DISCONNECTING CABLE FROM NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL

    Note

    When disconnecting the cable from the negative (-) battery terminal, initialize the following system after the cable is reconnected:

    System See Procedure
    Parking Assist Monitor System

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    Power Trunk Lid System
  2. HANDLING PRECAUTION FOR DYNAMIC RADAR CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM

    Keep in mind the following points when inspecting the dynamic radar cruise control system.


    • As there is a limitation on the vehicle-to-vehicle distance controlling capability, do not overly rely on the dynamic radar cruise control system.

    • Do not neglect to pay constant attention to the vehicle-to-vehicle distance and the traffic conditions when using the dynamic radar cruise control system. Decelerate with the brake pedal, or accelerate with the accelerator pedal, according to the situation, to keep an appropriate distance with the vehicle in front.

    • When the vehicle in front decelerates rapidly or another vehicle moves in front of the vehicle, decelerating in time to avoid a collision may not be possible without additional braking.

    • The dynamic radar cruise control system is designed to assist in maintaining an appropriate distance with the vehicle in front. However, the system alone is not sufficient. It is imperative that the driver pays attention at all times.

    • The millimeter wave radar sensor can automatically detect dirt on the sensor face and inform the driver, but dirt may not always be detected. Keep the sensor face clean.

    • The dynamic radar cruise control system does not work, or give vehicle-approaching warning, for vehicles which are stopped or driving at significantly slower speeds. Always pay attention to other vehicles.

    • The millimeter wave radar sensor detection area is narrow at close range, so detection of a vehicle moving just in front may be delayed, or a motorcycle travelling near the side of the same lane may not be detected. The distance to the vehicle in front may not be maintained properly due to these reasons.

    • While driving with vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode controlling vehicle speed (follow-up cruising), if + (ACCEL) is operated to increase the set vehicle speed when there is a vehicle in front, even though the switch is operated, the vehicle will not accelerate because the speed is being controlled in accordance with the speed of the vehicle in front. However, as the set vehicle speed has been increased by + (ACCEL) operation, the vehicle will accelerate to the set speed when there is no vehicle in front. Check the set speed with the set vehicle speed indication in the cruise control part of the combination meter assembly.

    • The controlled vehicle distance may be shorter than the set vehicle distance when cruising on a long downhill road.

    • The cruise control system must be turned off and then back on again using the cruise control switch (ON-OFF button) if the following occur: 1) the vehicle-to-vehicle distance control cruise control mode indicator light goes off, 2) a "pong" sound is heard, and 3) a message is shown on the multi-information display in the cruise control part of the combination meter assembly.

    • The vehicle approach warning buzzer provided for the dynamic radar cruise control system does not sound in constant speed control mode because the presence of a vehicle in front and the distance to it are not judged as they are in vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode. Pay attention to the distance to the vehicle in front.

    • The dynamic radar cruise control system has 2 cruise control modes: constant speed control mode and vehicle-to-vehicle distance control mode. Confirm which mode is selected when using the dynamic radar cruise control system.

    • For additional precautions related to constant speed control mode, refer to Precautions for conventional cruise control Click here.