The cruise control allows you to cruise the vehicle at a desired speed over 40 km/h (25mph) even with your foot off the accelerator pedal.
Your cruising speed can be maintained up or down frades within the limits of engine performance, although a slight speed change may occur when driving up or down the grades. On steeper hills, a greater spped change will occur so it is better to drive without the cruise control.
To help maintain maximum control of your vehicle, do not use the cruise control when driving in heavy or varying traffic, or on slippery (rainy, icy or snow covered) or winding roads.
TURNING ON THE SYSTEM
To operate the cruise control, push the "CRUISE ON/OFF" switch. This turns the system on. The indicator light in the instrument panel shows that you can now set the vehicle at a desired cruising speed. Another push on the switch will turn the system completely off.
To avoid accidental cruise control engagement, keep the "CRUISE ON/OFF" switch off when not using the cruise control.
SETTING AT A DESIRED SPEED
Bring the vehicle to a desired speed, push the control switch on the "SET (COAST)" side and release it. This sets the vehicle at that speed. Now you may take your foor off the accelerator pedal. If you need acceleration - for example, when passing - depress the accelerator pedal enough for the vehicle to exceed the set speed. When you release it, the vehicle will return to the speed set prior to the acceleration.
|CAUTION:(for manual transmission)
While driving with the cruise control on, do not shift to neutral without depressing the clutch pedal, as this may cause engine racing or overrevving.
CANCELLING THE PRESET SPEED
You can cancel the preset speed by:
If the vehicle speed falls below 40 km/h (25 mph), the preset speed will automatically cancel out.
- depressing the brake pedal.
- depressing the clutch pedal (manual transmission).
- placing the selector lever in "N" (automatic transmission).
- pushing the "CANCEL" switch.
If the vehicle speed drops 16km/h (10 mph) below the preset speed, the preset speed will also automatically cancel out.
If the preset speed automatically cancels out other than for the above cases or, if the indicator light flashes several times, the cruise control may be malfunctioning. In such cases, have your vehicle checked by your Toyota dealer at the earliest opportunity.
RESETTING AT A FASTER SPEED
Push the control switch on the "ACCEL (RESUME)" side and hold it. Release the switch when the desired speed is attained. While the switch is held, the vehicle will gradually gain speed.
However, a faster way to reset is to accelerate the vehicle and then push the control switch on the "SET (COAST)" side.
RESETTING AT A SLOWER SPEED
Push the control switch on the "COAST (SET)" side and hold it. Release the switch when the desired speed is attained. While the switch is held, the vehicle speed will gradually decrease.
However, a faster way to reset is to depress the brake pedal and then push the control switch on the "SET (COAST)" side.
RESUMING THE PRESET SPEED
Push the control switch on the "RESUME (ACCEL)" side. The vehicle will resume the speed set prior to cancellation unless the vehicle shlows down to less than 40 km/h (25 mph) or to a speed 16 km/h (10 mph) below the preset speed.