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For those that have adaptive Cruise control, I learned something last week during a snow storm. I was traveling from Vancouver south towards the Seattle area when just past Bellingham on I5 encountered heavy wet sticky snow. Once out of the small mountainous area ( south of Bellingham) the snow was really coming down and all of a sudden my cruise control ceased working and it was showing an error message I have never seen before. I stopped for gas and noticed that my front bumper had about 1 inch of snow stuck to it and it was enough that I could not read my license plate. This was a heavy snowfall to cover my license plate considering I was still traveling at 60 mph

When we reached our destination a resort casino complex just north of Everett Washington and my car was valet parked for three days. When we drove home cruise worked fine. I went online and discovered if the radar sensor located on the right-hand side of the bumper ( looks like a large circle a larger version of the rear sensors ) is covered with snow, ice or mud the adaptive cruise ceases to work. Moral of this is to keep that area clear of snow ice mud etc.. Has anyone else ever experienced this?

( 2016 Cadenza white full tech package )
 

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Seems like a reasonable expectation of failure due to extreme conditions. That said...being a Fl boy, I really don't know what it takes to be comfortable driving in heavy snow, but cruse control in inclement weather??? In heavy rain I will rarely use cruse, only if there's no traffic around me would I feel comfortable. Again, that's heavy rain, light rain not too much of a concern.
 

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You're advised to not use cruise of any type in weather that affects road conditions adversely. I would assume that if you turned off your advanced cruise options you could have just used cruise at a set speed like a normal cruise button.
 

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Let me clarify for those ho have not experienced snow.When snow starts or has been falling for a while it often takes a few hours to start to stick yet my car was driving fine as well as my safety at 65 mph, I don't remember how to turn it off but I suspect I cannot turn it off while driving as it has to do with the internal controls rather than one dash switch Thanks for the advice guys It was meant as a heads up so you wont freak out that the car has to be taken in
 

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You can turn off the adaptive portion of the cruise control while driving. Press and hold the "distance" button until a message appears - will then be in standard cruise control mode. I think cruise control has to be on, but not active, in order to deactivate the adaptive feature.
 

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You can turn off the adaptive portion of the cruise control while driving. Press and hold the "distance" button until a message appears - will then be in standard cruise control mode. I think cruise control has to be on, but not active, in order to deactivate the adaptive feature.

Thank you for that
 
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