How to use 2017 Honda Accord Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system
If you’ve recently purchase a new, 2017 Honda Accord model, you may be getting used to the features it possesses. One of the more modern features is the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system. If you’ve been wondering how to use the system, or which cruise control modes you are able to access, keep on reading. We have step-by-step instructions to accomplish several tasks using this system.
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How it works
Honda’s ACC is a system that allows the driver to maintain a constant speed. The adaptive part comes in when there are other vehicles present on the road. In regular cruise control, the vehicle will only respond when the driver presses the brakes, but with the ACC, the vehicle will indicate when a preceding car is too close.
Start and engage
To start using ACC, press the MAIN button on the steering wheel, and proceed with the following steps:
- Get to the speed you want (must be over 25 miles per hour).
- Press the -SET button to display the speed and distance bars.
- Note whether or not the vehicle icon above the distance bars is dotted or filled in. If it is dotted, no car was detected. If it is filled in, a car is nearby.
- Increase and decrease speed by using the RES+ and -SET buttons.
To cancel ACC, you can use the CANCEL button. You may also press on the brake pedal to turn off the system.
Switch to normal cruise control
If you’re not wanting to utilize the ACC system, you do have the option to switch to normal cruise control. In order to do this, all you have to do is hold down the distance button (a picture of a vehicle with four bars underneath it) for one second, and it will be activated. To switch back to ACC, repeat that step.
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