Elantra GLS 2003 cruise control question

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Swingman, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. Swingman

    Swingman Guest

    I was driving along in the southern California rain today with the cruise control on and I began to wonder what would happen if I started hydroplaning. Would the cruise kick off if the wheels start spinning or does it have to be manually disengaged?
    Swingman, Jan 7, 2005
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  2. Swingman

    Just mee Guest

    If you would read your owner's manual, you would read that you should
    never use "cruise control" in any type of inclement weather (rain,
    snow, or ice), because it can easily cause you to lose control of your
    vehicle and/or make the loss of control of your vehicle significantly
    worse worse than it would be without the "cruise control" engaged.

    There is no mechanism to automatically shut "cruise control" off if
    your vehicle starts to hydroplane or otherwise spin out of control.
    This applies to any vehicle with "cruise control".

    Just mee, Jan 7, 2005
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  3. Swingman

    hyundaitech Guest

    The cruise will turn off if it can't keep the vehicle speed steady. If the
    wheels begin to spin so that it can't control them, then it would shut off.
    But by then, it may be too late.
    hyundaitech, Jan 7, 2005
  4. Swingman

    Swingman Guest

    I appreciate the information, but I don't understand the
    attitude. Is there a rule in this NG that people should
    read the owners manual before posting any questions? Even
    if I had read this first in the owners manual I might still
    have asked here since I don't consider the manual "gospel".
    I like to hear from real people, too.
    Swingman, Jan 8, 2005
  5. Swingman

    Swingman Guest

    Thanks for the information.
    Swingman, Jan 8, 2005
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