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For the last few months, adaptive cruise control is not showing up as an option for me. When I set cruise control, there is an icon that says "Cruise Control" where the icon representing the car ahead should be. For the lane lines that normally represent the follow distance, there are always two (and there is no follow distance, cruise speed is whatever I set it to and doesn't drop to maintain a distance from the car ahead).

Not sure what set this off, but it may have started after my last oil change. Is there a setting I can change, or do I need a software update?
 

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For the last few months, adaptive cruise control is not showing up as an option for me. When I set cruise control, there is an icon that says "Cruise Control" where the icon representing the car ahead should be. For the lane lines that normally represent the follow distance, there are always two (and there is no follow distance, cruise speed is whatever I set it to and doesn't drop to maintain a distance from the car ahead).

Not sure what set this off, but it may have started after my last oil change. Is there a setting I can change, or do I need a software update?
if you hold the button down it cycles from normal cruise control to adaptive cruise.
 

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Speaking of.... I find that the speed keeps increasing downhill, instead of attempting to maintain the desired cruise control setting, behaviour I use to have on my old car. Did I miss anything?
No, you didn't miss anything. I believe this is due to the nature of the CVT. There really isn't any lower gear to downshift to, to attempt to maintain a set speed. You will notice some minor RPM increases, but not enough "engine braking" to slow the car considerably. Other cars I have had with CVTs act this way as well.
 

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No, you didn't miss anything. I believe this is due to the nature of the CVT. There really isn't any lower gear to downshift to, to attempt to maintain a set speed. You will notice some minor RPM increases, but not enough "engine braking" to slow the car considerably. Other cars I have had with CVTs act this way as well.
And to add one additional comment.. where ACC is concerned.... it will apply braking when needed to keep the distance you have set for vehicles in front of you. This is by design.. so yeah.. the CVT is so efficient it may in fact not be able to hold speed on a downgrade when there is no vehicle in front of you .. but ACC will still adjust when needed for safe distancing via auto-braking.

I love the ACC system on the new Hondas. It makes freeway driving so much more relaxing as the vehicle can and will keep safe distancing when needed and you are behind a slow poke vehicle and will re-accelerate to set speed when the lane is clear ahead of you. And it can keep the cops off your tailgate as well.. if you set the speed properly. :) It even works well when someone in an adjacent lane decides to jack rabbit into your lane... and the ACC is able to figure out if their speed is sufficient to avoid being too close, or if it needs to apply the brakes until the lane poacher gets out of your way. It can get a bit aggressive with the brakes though if it determines the vehicle entering you lane poses a risk.
 

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The ACC has nothing to do with grade control. On my 17 V on a downhill with cruise on, at approx. 5km above set speed, it will increase engine speed and attempt to hold speed. At approx.. 10km over the set speed it will increase RPM further and give a bit more engine braking. These two points are IMHO similar to putting the shifter into "S" and "L". There is some engine braking, but nothing like a true automatic tranny or, even better a manual.
 

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And to add one additional comment.. where ACC is concerned.... it will apply braking when needed to keep the distance you have set for vehicles in front of you. This is by design.. so yeah.. the CVT is so efficient it may in fact not be able to hold speed on a downgrade when there is no vehicle in front of you .. but ACC will still adjust when needed for safe distancing via auto-braking.

I love the ACC system on the new Hondas. It makes freeway driving so much more relaxing as the vehicle can and will keep safe distancing when needed and you are behind a slow poke vehicle and will re-accelerate to set speed when the lane is clear ahead of you. And it can keep the cops off your tailgate as well.. if you set the speed properly. :) It even works well when someone in an adjacent lane decides to jack rabbit into your lane... and the ACC is able to figure out if their speed is sufficient to avoid being too close, or if it needs to apply the brakes until the lane poacher gets out of your way. It can get a bit aggressive with the brakes though if it determines the vehicle entering you lane poses a risk.
I assume if the ACC comes on aggressively, brake lights illuminate.
 

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And to add one additional comment.. where ACC is concerned.... it will apply braking when needed to keep the distance you have set for vehicles in front of you. This is by design.. so yeah.. the CVT is so efficient it may in fact not be able to hold speed on a downgrade when there is no vehicle in front of you .. but ACC will still adjust when needed for safe distancing via auto-braking.

I love the ACC system on the new Hondas. It makes freeway driving so much more relaxing as the vehicle can and will keep safe distancing when needed and you are behind a slow poke vehicle and will re-accelerate to set speed when the lane is clear ahead of you. And it can keep the cops off your tailgate as well.. if you set the speed properly. <img src="http://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> It even works well when someone in an adjacent lane decides to jack rabbit into your lane... and the ACC is able to figure out if their speed is sufficient to avoid being too close, or if it needs to apply the brakes until the lane poacher gets out of your way. It can get a bit aggressive with the brakes though if it determines the vehicle entering you lane poses a risk.
I assume if the ACC comes on aggressively, brake lights illuminate.
Breaks lights must illuminate no matter how light ACC is pressing the break pedal

But today, I just noticed that on a Honda Civic next to me, blinkers flashed after a sudden break. I wonder if the driver did that or the ACC.
 

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I love the ACC system on the new Hondas. It makes freeway driving so much more relaxing as the vehicle can and will keep safe distancing when needed and you are behind a slow poke vehicle and will re-accelerate to set speed when the lane is clear ahead of you. And it can keep the cops off your tailgate as well.. if you set the speed properly. :) It even works well when someone in an adjacent lane decides to jack rabbit into your lane... and the ACC is able to figure out if their speed is sufficient to avoid being too close, or if it needs to apply the brakes until the lane poacher gets out of your way. It can get a bit aggressive with the brakes though if it determines the vehicle entering you lane poses a risk.
Yeah, after almost two years I'm finally making my first 2017 CR-V road trip next week (550 miles each way), and I'm really looking forward to it!

(Well, not the driving through Chicago part...no amount of technology can make me look forward to that. But definitely the rest of the trip! ;))
 
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