Some of the kits intended for installation on certain Prius models state that the cruise control will not work properly without also installing an updated brake switch and its associated adapter cable. I was really, really careful at each step, so I can imagine someone who has done it before getting it done in an hour. They are comfortable cars for their size. I continuously applied the brakes and tried to merge to the right most lane with hazard blinkers on. Cruise Control Installing Cruise Control If you own a model year 2001 Prius or you bought the model year 2002 without cruise control, you may want to add it later.
My Story On Saturday, July 21, 2001, I successfully installed cruise control in my 2001 Prius. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the adaptive cruise control feature would unexpectedly malfunction and force the brakes to engage. Don't be tempted to just pull hard or you'll be in trouble. Some people have had good results with a stubby open-ended wrench or a normal wrench simply sawn off to a short length. The set speed may be resumed once vehicle speed exceeds 25 mph. As I customer, I never received information about this extended warranty.
I am trying to get a second Prius for the wife. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. One mechanic I spoke to at the dealer said this is normal. The 2012 Toyota Prius is an exceptionally efficient car at a relatively low price for people who care more about conservation than the act of driving. While driving approximately 71 mph with the cruise control activated the vehicle began to accelerate and decelerate on its own. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue.
I inquired if the edr had recorded the event and they told me no. She hit him going about 25 mph and totaled the Prius. Sometimes the car can lurch slightly, and once it hit a curb unexpectedly causing damage to front plastic parts. Resourceful people soon figured out how to modify the existing steering wheel to take the switch. It was an extremely windy day and was told by Toyota that it is possible something blew in front of the sensor. More than 60% of all used cars imported from the U. I only found out about it via other customers.
Then when trying to turn the car off, it will not turn off, which is a major safety concern. This is going to cost lives if it's not reprogrammed. That in itself is another safety issue. I had no control on my car in one of busiest freeways. I turned the car off and back on and everything worked like it is supposed to.
Cruise control should not be used as an alternative to accelleration and decelleration as a general rule, that's what the pedals on the floor are for! To stop the window partway, operate the switch in the opposite direction. Even so, I'd have to really mash the pedal all the way to the floor to get the car to come to a complete stop, otherwise it would keep moving forward. I brought the vehicle to the Toyota dealership several times, and because this problem happens intermittently. The lights on the dash would go off and the car would drive normal for a few days. The vehicle would not respond to the brakes and crashed into a nearby cement post. The contact then shifted into reverse and the vehicle accelerated independently in reverse, coming to a stop in the street.
Hard to see streets in white lettering against grey background. Luckily no one hit me. The lights on the dash would go off and the car would drive normal for a few days. Undisclosed to customers, there has been for several years an extended warranty being offered by Toyota, to the dealerships, to fix this problem warranty policy bulletin, pol 12-05. It saves you so much everytime you go to the pump, it retains its value very well, and is one of the most reliable vehicles made needing mostly just regular maintenance. The fix: adjust the computer so speed acceleration is slower.
Questions about setting the cruise control in your Toyota? Background It's a bit of a mystery why Toyota did not offer cruise control on the Prius in model year 2001. I strongly suspect the pre-collision braking is failing at the same time as the dynamic cruise in rain since it relies on the same components. This car is equipped with radar adaptive cruise control, which was engaged at the time. I would be surprised if this was the only Toyota that exhibits this dangerous behavior. It screws into a nut that is welded to the bracket and is secured by a locknut that is run up against the bracket from the back. Pressing the brakes or accelerator also cancels your cruise control. You need to find this and poke or squeeze it to separate plug and socket.
But when it does happen, it is always while, or soon after, slowly passing a larger truck on an interstate and traveling about 70 mph. I had to tape it to the steering wheel so it wouldn't make noises from flopping around when I made turns. Hood release Pull up latch and Pull raise hood Engage support rod. Current statistics show that a large percentage of all cars on the road have a negative history. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. During the drive home one of my headlights kept turning off.