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I am having some difficulty getting to grips with Cruise Control. It is an Australian model with smart cruise.

This cruise works differently to any other i have used.
The first time i used it on the freeway, by accident it seems i set it to a limit of 30 kilometres per hour (18kmph) when travelling at 100 kph (60 mph).
Resulting in the vehicle autonomously slowing to 30ks in traffic with the accelerator disengaged until i pressed the brake to reset it.
It then repeatedly reduced speed. Quite dangerous. manually turning off the cruise control stopped it.
Trying to read the manual, the cruise control will set a target speed between zero and 180kph (100 mph) by using the set and resume buttons if you hold them down. I must have done that setting it to 30 whilst using the set- button to reduce speed which is the normal method i use for any other cruise control.
Even when i think i understand it, it seems to want to set high or low speeds occasionally and autonomously get to them.

Anyone else had a problem getting to grips with it.
I think that its a pretty dangerous cruise control for the uninitiated.
thanks ray
 

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Hi there

I am having some difficulty getting to grips with Cruise Control. It is an Australian model with smart cruise.

This cruise works differently to any other i have used.
The first time i used it on the freeway, by accident it seems i set it to a limit of 30 kilometres per hour (18kmph) when travelling at 100 kph (60 mph).
Resulting in the vehicle autonomously slowing to 30ks in traffic with the accelerator disengaged until i pressed the brake to reset it.
It then repeatedly reduced speed. Quite dangerous. manually turning off the cruise control stopped it.
Trying to read the manual, the cruise control will set a target speed between zero and 180kph (100 mph) by using the set and resume buttons if you hold them down. I must have done that setting it to 30 whilst using the set- button to reduce speed which is the normal method i use for any other cruise control.
Even when i think i understand it, it seems to want to set high or low speeds occasionally and autonomously get to them.

Anyone else had a problem getting to grips with it.
I think that its a pretty dangerous cruise control for the uninitiated.
thanks ray
I drove from Sydney to the other side of Newcastle last week and used cruise control on the M1. From what I have read cruise control doesn't work on very low speeds. From my experience I found that you have to get used to the distance set between the you and the car or truck in front because in the case of trucks particularly you could end up at a much lower speed on a rise. If you need to overtake you either have to accelerate to close the gap before overtaking or move straight into the next lane but make sure you have the room with cars in that lane to cover the exta distance. My preference would be after doing it a few times is to accelerate to close the gap and then overtake. I always bring the car to the speed I want with the accelerator and then set cruise control. I hope this is helpful.h
 

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Hi there

I am having some difficulty getting to grips with Cruise Control. It is an Australian model with smart cruise.

This cruise works differently to any other i have used.
The first time i used it on the freeway, by accident it seems i set it to a limit of 30 kilometres per hour (18kmph) when travelling at 100 kph (60 mph).
Resulting in the vehicle autonomously slowing to 30ks in traffic with the accelerator disengaged until i pressed the brake to reset it.
It then repeatedly reduced speed. Quite dangerous. manually turning off the cruise control stopped it.
Trying to read the manual, the cruise control will set a target speed between zero and 180kph (100 mph) by using the set and resume buttons if you hold them down. I must have done that setting it to 30 whilst using the set- button to reduce speed which is the normal method i use for any other cruise control.
Even when i think i understand it, it seems to want to set high or low speeds occasionally and autonomously get to them.

Anyone else had a problem getting to grips with it.
I think that its a pretty dangerous cruise control for the uninitiated.
thanks ray
Not sure what you're saying. Smart Crusie Control in the US will slow the car down to a complete stop, keeping the distance from the car in front of you. If you are stopped for more than 3 seconds or something like that, you'll need to step on the gas to get going again. We can turn smart cruise on as low as 20 MPH I'm quite sure (school zone nearby).
 

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Not sure what you're saying. Smart Crusie Control in the US will slow the car down to a complete stop, keeping the distance from the car in front of you. If you are stopped for more than 3 seconds or something like that, you'll need to step on the gas to get going again. We can turn smart cruise on as low as 20 MPH I'm quite sure (school zone nearby).
thanks for your help
i think i have worked it out.
I just wasn't used to a cruise control that allows you to set a target speed that is different to the speed that you are travelling at when you set it.
So got it worked out, thanks
 

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I drove from Sydney to the other side of Newcastle last week and used cruise control on the M1. From what I have read cruise control doesn't work on very low speeds. From my experience I found that you have to get used to the distance set between the you and the car or truck in front because in the case of trucks particularly you could end up at a much lower speed on a rise. If you need to overtake you either have to accelerate to close the gap before overtaking or move straight into the next lane but make sure you have the room with cars in that lane to cover the exta distance. My preference would be after doing it a few times is to accelerate to close the gap and then overtake. I always bring the car to the speed I want with the accelerator and then set cruise control. I hope this is helpful.h
Thanks for your help, i think i have worked out. I just wasn't used to setting a target speed and was doing it without knowing . The usual way for me was to set it as you did by setting the cruise control once you were at the speed you wanted to maintain, not before you got there. Anyway i think i have it worked out now. Thanks!
 

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thanks for your help
i think i have worked it out.
I just wasn't used to a cruise control that allows you to set a target speed that is different to the speed that you are travelling at when you set it.
So got it worked out, thanks
Nice - yes, the set speed and your current speed are two different things which makes things very flexible. We took our first real interstate trip over the past weekend and the smart Cruise worked very well. We are on an interstate so the Highway Driving Asist turned on as well, but I can't for the life of me figure out what that does. It is supposed to adjust your speed based on the speed limit signs that it reads with the camera. However, nothing seemed to change other than the HDA icon was on on the dashboard. The cruise control and Lane keeping assist etc did make it a more relaxing drive I think. And I seemed to get fewer of the "keep your hands on the steering wheel" comments from the dashboard. 35+ MPG with three adults in the air conditioning on.
 

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Nice - yes, the set speed and your current speed are two different things which makes things very flexible. We took our first real interstate trip over the past weekend and the smart Cruise worked very well. We are on an interstate so the Highway Driving Asist turned on as well, but I can't for the life of me figure out what that does. It is supposed to adjust your speed based on the speed limit signs that it reads with the camera. However, nothing seemed to change other than the HDA icon was on on the dashboard. The cruise control and Lane keeping assist etc did make it a more relaxing drive I think. And I seemed to get fewer of the "keep your hands on the steering wheel" comments from the dashboard. 35+ MPG with three adults in the air conditioning on.
Great mileage, mine is the non turbo model. I have a turbo Skoda as well and they are quite different beasts. The Seltos naturally aspirated version is a nice drive as well.
There is quite a bit of 'learning by doing'. Its difficult to work out how it all functions, even the lights and wiper controls are quite different to Skoda and Honda, and the manual is of little help.
That said the car is a nice drive and be even better once i work out how it all works.
 

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Let us know if there's something that doesn't make sense. We have an ally in the form of a salesman / customer rep type person up in canada. He works for both Kia and aHyundai and does daily YouTube videos on different models and features and so forth. He's willing to dig into questions that we can't figure out as well. Kia customer service can sometimes help often takes many days or weeks and sometimes they really don't know either. Likewise, the dealers sometimes know and sometimes don't and don't really care for that matter. But, I too, am enjoying the seltos and it was great to hear my wife was comfortable on our 3 hours in the car this past Sunday and my adult daughter also really liked the back seat (she drives an Audi Q5 and maybe she was just being generous ). It has a lot of get up and go, the turbo does anyway, and I really don't have any rattles or buzzes or creaking noises which I really hate - so I have nothing to complain about. It's my retirement car... For now....
 

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Let us know if there's something that doesn't make sense. We have an ally in the form of a salesman / customer rep type person up in canada. He works for both Kia and aHyundai and does daily YouTube videos on different models and features and so forth. He's willing to dig into questions that we can't figure out as well. Kia customer service can sometimes help often takes many days or weeks and sometimes they really don't know either. Likewise, the dealers sometimes know and sometimes don't and don't really care for that matter. But, I too, am enjoying the seltos and it was great to hear my wife was comfortable on our 3 hours in the car this past Sunday and my adult daughter also really liked the back seat (she drives an Audi Q5 and maybe she was just being generous ). It has a lot of get up and go, the turbo does anyway, and I really don't have any rattles or buzzes or creaking noises which I really hate - so I have nothing to complain about. It's my retirement car... For now....
Thanks Doug
 

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Hi
I have worked out the problem,
My model comes with a Speed Limiter as well as Cruise Control.
The Speed Limiter allows you to set a maximum speed and use the accelerator normally providing you are below that speed. Mercedes have a very similar system.
The Speed Limiter uses the same controls/buttons as the Cruise Control.
When you push the RES+ button on Cruise Control it will 'restore' the previously set speed if you have cancelled cruise control whilst driving , after that it will increase your cruise control speed by 1k or 10ks depending on how long you press it.. If you haven't used cruise control for a trip and you press the RES+ then it appears to give an error message - 'conditions not met for smart cruise control - because i think there there is no previous speed to 'Restore'.
However if you are using the Speed Limit function and press the RES+ button for the first time in a trip it will set the maximum speed limit of 30ks per hour regardless of what speed you are doing eg, 100ks per hour. The car will then attempt to decelerate to 30ks.
It should give an error message like the Cruise Control does and not allow you to set a speed.
It is obviously not functioning correctly.
I have asked Kia to explain it and they haven't responded. The Speed Limiter is not included in the Manual.
At least i have worked it out.
 
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