Per the Owner's Manual, pressing the gas pedal lightly will override cruise control braking. And CMBS braking can be overridden by deeply pressing the gas pedal.I have a 2018 Cr-V EX and just experienced a similar situation. Clear day, level road, no cars in sight, traveling about 45 mph when the "BRAKE" light came on without any "early warning" alert sounds, throwing myself and passenger forward, locking the seatbelts. Thankfully there was no one behind us.
A service call to the dealer resulted in no resolution, since there was no 'error code' stored. Even though there is a TSB 18-006 concerning the multipurpose camera which involves as software update, they could not perform this update since the designated code had not been stored. Needless to say, I no longer trust the ability of the Honda Sensing to ensure my safety, in fact, I am seriously considering returning to the dealer and downgrading to an LX just to get rid of it!!
A call to Honda directly resulted in a very disappointing conversation with a representative that stated "there are no TSBs for 2018 CR-Vs".......really????????????
Call me old school, but I don't NEED a car to "drive" for me....these "safety" features were not available on the 2005 Pilot that I just got rid of for the 2018 CR-V, and apparently this Honda Sensing might put me in my grave.