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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Cruise Control

With cruise control, the vehicle can maintain a speed of about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 40 km/h (25 mph).

If the brakes are applied, the cruise control shuts off.

On vehicles with the StabiliTrakĀ® feature, the system may begin to limit wheel spin while you are using cruise control. If this happens, the cruise control will automatically disengage. See Traction Control/ Electronic Stability Control on page 9-28.

Warning

Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. Do not use the cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic.

Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

Setting Cruise Control

Setting Cruise Control

(On/Off): Press to turn the cruise control system on and off.

The indicator light on the button turns on or off.

RES+ (Resume/Accel): Move the thumbwheel up briefly to make the vehicle resume to a previously set speed or hold upwards to accelerate. If cruise control is already active, use to increase vehicle speed.

−SET (Set/Coast): Move the thumbwheel down briefly to set the speed and activate cruise control.

If cruise control is already active, use to decrease speed.

Setting Cruise Control

If the cruise control is on when not in use, it could get bumped and go into cruise when not desired. Keep the cruise control switch off when cruise is not being used.

  1. Press  to turn cruise control on. The indicator light on the button comes on.
  2. Get to the speed desired.
  3. Move the thumbwheel down and release it.
  4. Remove foot from the accelerator.

When the cruise control has been set to the desired speed, a green cruise control indicator appears on the instrument cluster.

Resuming a Set Speed

If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied, the cruise control is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory. The indicator light on the instrument cluster goes out when cruise control is no longer engaged.

Once the vehicle reaches about 40 km/h (25 mph) or greater, move the thumbwheel up toward RES+ briefly. The vehicle returns to the previously set speed.

Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control

If the cruise control system is already activated:

  • Move the thumbwheel up toward RES+ and hold it until the vehicle accelerates to the desired speed, and then release the switch.
  • To increase the speed in small increments, move the thumbwheel up toward RES+ briefly and then release it. Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) faster.

Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control

If the cruise control system is already activated:

  • Move the thumbwheel toward −SET and hold until the desired lower speed is reached, then release it.
  • To slow down in small increments, move the thumbwheel toward −SET briefly.

    Each time this is done, the vehicle goes about 1.6 km/h (1 mph) slower.

Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control

Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle slows down to the previous set cruise control speed. While pressing the accelerator pedal or shortly following the release to override cruise control, briefly moving the thumbwheel toward - SET will result in cruise control set to the current vehicle speed.

Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well the cruise control works on hills depends upon the vehicle's speed, load, and the steepness of the hills. When going up steep hills, you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain the vehicle's speed. When going downhill, you might have to brake or shift to a lower gear to maintain the vehicle's speed. For some vehicles the transmission may automatically downshift when going down hills to help maintain the vehicle's speed.

When the brakes are applied, the cruise control shuts off.

Ending Cruise Control

There are two ways to disengage the cruise control:

  • Step lightly on the brake pedal; when cruise control disengages, the indicator light on the instrument cluster goes out.
  • Press to turn off the cruise control system.

Erasing Speed Memory

The cruise control set speed memory is erased when the cruise control or the ignition is turned off.

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