Can I not drive my car on a windy, rainy or snowy day, in fear of the pre collision system misinterpreting what is in front of the sensor? Their final judgement was that floor mats may have interfered, though it was the first thing I checked when I regained control of the car. With no indication of speed or other functions abs function, traction control, etc. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details. At rest and in motion. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, where the contact was informed that the vehicle was operating to specifications.
If the system senses the vehicle ahead is moving slower than you or is within your set distance range, it will automatically decelerate your vehicle without cancelling cruise control. First time using any kind of cruise control in a car. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. Therefore, you should on regular basis in order to get the most out of this traffic-aware cruise control system. The current behavior of the system has led to several near accidents in my highway driving, and is undoubtedly a danger to anyone else who uses a Toyota adaptive cruise control of this model on the highway.
The upper steering intermediate shaft was decoupled from the electric- power- assist column output spline. I had cruise control set at 65 mph, disengaging it as I approached the interchange that slows to 35 mph due to the curve. Apparently, it was due to a computer algorithm that would attempt to correct for wind and road surface anomalies. Cruise control also does not function, the center touchscreen does not display hybrid motor information or mpg. The car will accelerate the fastest it can to get you to 80mph and with traffic ahead of you, it does this emergency braking thing and scares the crap out of you and your passengers.
Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee. I turned the light adjustment knob in both directions, and still no speedohmeter display. Factors such as a dirty windshield, weather, lighting and terrain limit effectiveness, requiring the driver to manually operate the high beams. If this did not occur multiple times, I would not have believed it was actually happening. It is not a substitute for safe and attentive driving. The system seems to operate blindly in moderate to heavy rain and will accelerate to user-set speed even when a car is traveling slower immediately in front of my vehicle. Method: This study focused on 2010—2013 Toyota Sienna and Prius models that were equipped with adaptive cruise control, forward collision avoidance, and lane departure warning and prevention Prius models only.
With full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, your vehicle can match traffic speeds around you, maintaining a preset distance from vehicles ahead of you. Note that because the rear hatch back door does not work, all the vehicle parts which leads to the rear battery has to be taken out from the rear seat of the vehicle. Better to have them in front of me so I can keep an eye on them. If you want to pass someone best practice is to cancel cruise, pass, then resume hit the lever up. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details. Deliveries will begin in February and rates remain unchanged, except for the entry-level Dynamic which is displayed at 34.
If someone brakes suddenly or cuts into your lane, your Toyota will lightly apply the brakes to quickly increase the distance between the vehicles and a warning will sound. This is a system that works to adjust your speed automatically so that you can maintain a following distance that is nice and safe by way of radar technology that is forward sensing. I turned it off because of the warning in the manual that it could interpret things like bridge expansion joints as a collision object and apply the brakes. He then set the cruise control again, and it happened again. It continued to move with almost the same speed even when brake pedal depressed. It'll has also beep but even shorter than the above scenario on expansion joints. Although it is full speed, it needs a vehicle in front of it to be moving to slow to a complete stop.
This enables low-speed following, matching speed and, under certain circumstances, stopping before colliding with preceding vehicles on highways. I could have been rear ended or lost control of the vehicle. PriusChat is the one of the largest privately-owned car forums left on the internet. Always pay attention to your surroundings and drive safely. Because it monitors what's in front of you using cruise in traffic is no longer nerve racking. Also the rear hatch will not open while car is running which is also a major safety issue in addition to all of the other functions not available. See Owner's Manual for additional limitations and details.
This technology should have been sold to Disneyland Well, the function needs to be calibrated well, it's most likely be the supplier's fault. The various failures, including loss of cruise control while in motion, took place when the car was cold and when it was warmed up. It feels like you suddenly got thrust into a pool. System effectiveness is dependent on road, weather and traffic conditions. Learn more at Downeast Toyota! Also, the cruise control would cancel and not re-engage, then there were times, where the cruise control would not dis-engage at all. The odometer is not recording mileage during these times which makes it difficult to do proper maintenance that goes by mileage, such as oil changes. I had it on for 20 minutes and decide it isn't for me, at least for now.
It is not a collision-avoidance system or a substitute for safe and attentive driving. Hard braking slowed but did not stop the vehicle either time. In fact, it's so conservative I find -that- frustrating. I turned off the cruise control in time to avoid a collision. I get that, but I respectfully disagree. I turned the car off and back on and everything worked like it is supposed to. Otherwise, it benefits from a discreet restyling that results in revised optics, new wheels and two new colors: intense red and turquoise blue.
Toyota should offer a customer support program to replace this part free of charge. Then it kicks in right before you hit bottom. The vehicle was not repaired. I applied my brakes and stopped. System effectiveness is dependent on many factors including road, weather and vehicle conditions. Telephone interviews were conducted in summer 2013 with 183 owners of vehicles with these technologies.