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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Cruise Control

If equipped with cruise control, the vehicle can maintain a speed of about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. Cruise control does not work at speeds below 40 km/h (25 mph).

Warning

Cruise control can be dangerous where you cannot drive safely at a steady speed. Do not use cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic.

Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction can cause excessive wheel slip, and you could lose control. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

If the vehicle's Traction Control System (TCS) or StabiliTrak system begins to limit wheel spin while using cruise control, the cruise control will automatically disengage.

See Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control on page 9-27.

When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, cruise control can be turned back on.

If the brakes are applied, the cruise control disengages.

Chevrolet Spark. Cruise Control


(On/Off): Press to turn the cruise
control system on and off.

A white indicator comes on in the instrument cluster.

RES/+ (Resume/Accelerate): If there is a set speed in memory, press briefly to resume to that speed or press and hold to accelerate. If cruise control is already active, use to increase vehicle speed.

SET/- (Set/Coast): Press briefly to set the speed and activate cruise control. If cruise control is already active, use to decrease vehicle speed.

(Cancel): Press to disengage cruise
control without erasing the set speed from memory.

Setting Cruise Control

If the button is on when not in
use, SET/- or RES/+ could get pressed and go into cruise when not desired. Keep the button off when cruise is not
being used.

The cruise control light on the instrument panel cluster turns green after the cruise control has been set to the desired speed.

  1. Press to turn the cruise system
    on.
  2. Get up to the desired speed.
  3. Press and release SET/-.
  4. Remove foot from the accelerator.

The cruise control indicator on the instrument cluster turns green after cruise control has been set to the desired speed. See Instrument Cluster on page 5-8.

Resuming a Set Speed

If the cruise control is set at a desired speed and then the brakes are applied or is pressed, the cruise control
is disengaged without erasing the set speed from memory.

Once the vehicle reaches about 40 km/h (25 mph) or more, press RES/+ briefly. The vehicle returns to the previous set speed.

Increasing Speed While Using Cruise Control

If the cruise control system is already activated:

The speedometer reading can be displayed in either English or metric units. See Driver Information Center (DIC) on page 5-22. The increment value used depends on the units displayed.

Reducing Speed While Using Cruise Control

If the cruise control system is already activated:

Passing Another Vehicle While Using Cruise Control

Use the accelerator pedal to increase the vehicle speed. When you take your foot off the pedal, the vehicle will slow down to the previous set cruise speed. While pressing the accelerator pedal or shortly following the release to override cruise, briefly pressing SET/- will result in cruise set to the current vehicle speed.

Using Cruise Control on Hills

How well cruise control will work on hills depends on the vehicle speed, load, and the steepness of the hills.

When going up steep hills, you might have to step on the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you might have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. If the brake pedal is applied, cruise control will disengage.

Ending Cruise Control

There are five ways to end cruise control:

Erasing Speed Memory

The cruise control set speed is erased from memory if is pressed or if the ignition is turned
off.

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