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Old 11-24-2015, 03:12 PM   #171
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BTW we had a factory recall on the Adaptice Cruise Control on the 2015 F150. There were issues with unexpected braking while passing large, highly reflective trucks. It happened to us a half dozen times while passing dump trucks on the interstate. The dealer had to reprogram the ACC. If you didn't get a notice check into it because it is a little scary when your vehicle jams on the brakes, especially if you're towing. We were lucky no one plowed into the back of us.

I did use the cruise when towing and I liked it, but the service rep recommended against the cruise when we were picking up the truck from having the recall issue taken care of.
I experienced that but I wouldn't describe as "jamming" on the brakes. I read about it in a f150 forum and expected more. It does slow you down quickly but is easy to override if you are paying attention. Glad they have a fix out.
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:49 PM   #172
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Update: after picking up the truck from the dealer, we found out a few days later the cruise didn't work at all so anyone pity you're vehicle in the shop for this recall should double check to make sure the cruise works because now it has to go back in the ship
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:50 PM   #173
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Sorry autocorrect has really gotten me
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:35 PM   #174
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Why do people assume that other people that drive faster than them are "in a hurry"? It's a common misperception. Some people are just as comfortable driving at a faster speed.
Agreed . I use cruise control to give the foot a rest while easy towing , but it seems fuel economy suffers with more cruise use . i dive for the conditions sometime 70 ,75 . i've had it to 85 to test how it handled .
But mostly 60-70 .
On my bike it's 80-90 mph
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:58 PM   #175
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Update: after picking up the truck from the dealer, we found out a few days later the cruise didn't work at all so anyone pity you're vehicle in the shop for this recall should double check to make sure the cruise works because now it has to go back in the ship
You'd think the TSB instructs the mechanics to test drive vehicle after update?
Sh*t happens But when we have the best mechanics no follow thru it makes me angry.
Hope they have a good excuse!
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:25 PM   #176
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2015 F150 Platinum Ecoboost- great tow vehicle!

I've never tested cruise control on my test drive.
Unless there was an issue with the cruise control.

How many functions should be tested during test drive?
4wd?
Windows?
Block heater?
Tailgate?
All doors?

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Old 11-24-2015, 08:33 PM   #177
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KK after a Tsb it most likely instructs mechanics to verify results. Toyota did my rear dust shields "tsb instructs mechanics to verify rubbing noise and after repair to drive again to verify noise is gone. He had the tsb done on the ACC and now it doesnt work at all.
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My bad.
I thought the tsb was engine related.

Seeing as it was FOR THE FRICKEN CRUISE...

I would have verified the cruise.


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Old 11-25-2015, 01:10 AM   #179
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I've never been a fan of adaptive cruise.

A good friend of mine is the shop foreman at the local Mercedes dealer.

He had an s class Amg out for a drive.
Using the adaptive cruise, he set the cruise to 110kph.
He got behind a dump truck that was doing 70, no problem... The car slowed down... He changed lanes, and when the car saw a clear path, it resumed its speed.

Now the resume was quite fast. The twin turbo, V12 has some ponies.

The roads were slick, and he went fishtailing down the highway.

Scared the pants off him.

I do find, most cars " resume" speed, could be a lot slower.


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Old 11-25-2015, 06:36 AM   #180
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Growing up in MT, when I learned to drive I was always told never use cruise on wet or possibly slick roads. It doesn't have to be a twin turbo AMG, it can be gram-gram's station wagon. It's not so bad with front wheel drive, RWD you can find your rear bumper trying to pass the front bumper before you even know it.
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