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Don't use cruise control on late model Fiat Chrysler vehicles

Old 05-25-2018, 06:19 AM
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Title should read "don't buy Fiat Chrysler vehicles of any vintage"

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I am just thinking what my actions would be if I were in the situation where pressing the button on the steering wheel to cancel cruise control failed to work. My first instinct would be to step on the brake. That would slow me down, but the accelerator would still be engaged. My next instinct would be to turn the dial to N. I have accidentally turned the shifter dial while driving to P and it did not do anything other than flash a light so if I went beyond N I know it would not cause a catastrophe. Third step would be turn the key to off,but not all the way to lock the steering wheel and coast to a stop. Final action would be contacting an attorney.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Title should read "don't buy Fiat Chrysler vehicles of any vintage"


Great advice.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Title should read "don't buy Fiat Chrysler vehicles of any vintage"

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Finally, you and I agree !!
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Still waiting for Fiat / Chrysler to settle the lawsuit in regards to emissions with my 2015 Ecodiesel, very similar to the VW issue. Now we have this recall. I absolutely love my truck, by far the best vehicle I have owned, but all of these non-issues have me rethinking my next purchase.
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Originally Posted by NCSUboater View Post
Title should read "don't buy Fiat Chrysler vehicles of any vintage"

Made that same decision way back in the 60s, right after my first misadventure dealing with a Dodge/Chrysler Corp. product.
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Originally Posted by NewMoon View Post
Still waiting for Fiat / Chrysler to settle the lawsuit in regards to emissions with my 2015 Ecodiesel, very similar to the VW issue. Now we have this recall. I absolutely love my truck, by far the best vehicle I have owned, but all of these non-issues have me rethinking my next purchase.
Very similar to VW? No it wasn't...
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I wonder if it is ‘the Fly by wire software’ causing the problems. The software not reacting to the brake pedal to signal the release of the cruise control setting.
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FYI... no fiats are part of the recall.
jeep and ram vehicles.
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Originally Posted by RyanL11 View Post
Very similar to VW? No it wasn't...
They both intentionally programmed software which would cheat or alter emission control devices. So how are these not similar?

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