Toyota Prius Owners Manual

Cruise control
OPERATION OF INSTRUMENTS ANDCONTROLS / POWER switch, Transmission and Parking brake / Cruise control

The cruise control allows you to cruisethe vehicle at a desired speed over 40km/h (25 mph) even with your foot offthe accelerator pedal.

Your cruising speed can be maintained upor down grades within the limits of hybridsystem performance, although a slightspeed change may occur when driving upor down the grades. On steeper hills, agreater speed change will occur so it isbetter to drive without the cruise control.

CAUTION

To help maintain maximum controlof your vehicle, do not use thecruise control when driving inheavy or varying traffic, or on slippery(rainy, icy or snowcovered) orwinding roads.

Avoid vehicle speed increases whendriving downhill. If the vehiclespeed is too fast in relation to thecruise control set speed, cancel thecruise control then shift the shiftlever to B position to use enginebraking to slow down.

TURNING THE SYSTEM ON

Toyota Prius: Cruise control. To operate the cruise control, push theONOFF switch. This turns the systemon. The indicator light in the instrumentpanel shows that you can now set thevehicle at a desired cruising speed. Anotherpush on the switch will turn the systemcompletely off.

To operate the cruise control, push theONOFF switch. This turns the systemon. The indicator light in the instrumentpanel shows that you can now set thevehicle at a desired cruising speed. Anotherpush on the switch will turn the systemcompletely off.

CAUTION

To avoid accidental cruise control engagement,keep the ONOFF switchoff when not using the cruise control.

SETTING AT A DESIRED SPEED

Toyota Prius: Cruise control. The transaxle must be in D before youset the cruise control speed.

The transaxle must be in D before youset the cruise control speed.

Bring your vehicle to the desired speed,push the lever down in the SET directionand release it. This sets the vehicleat that speed.

If the speed is not satisfactory, tap thelever up for a faster speed, or tap it downfor a slower speed. Each tap changes theset speed by 1.6 km/h (1.0 mph). You cannow take your foot off the acceleratorpedal.

If you need accelerationfor example,when passingdepress the acceleratorpedal enough for the vehicle to exceedthe set speed. When you release it, thevehicle will return to the speed set priorto the acceleration.

CANCELING THE PRESET SPEED

You can cancel the preset speed by:

a. Pulling the control lever in theCANCEL direction and releasing it.

b. Depressing the brake pedal.

If the vehicle speed falls below about 40km/h (25 mph), the preset speed will automaticallycancel out.

If the vehicle speed drops 16 km/h (10mph) below the preset speed, the presetspeed will also automatically cancel out.

If the preset speed automatically cancelsout other than for the above cases, haveyour vehicle checked by your Toyota dealerat the earliest opportunity.

RESETTING TO A FASTER SPEED

Push the lever up in the + RES directionand hold it. Release the lever when thedesired speed is attained. While the leveris held up, the vehicle will gradually gainspeed.

However, a faster way to reset is to acceleratethe vehicle and then push thecontrol lever down in the SET direction.

RESETTING TO A SLOWER SPEED

Push the lever down in the SET directionand hold it. Release the lever whenthe desired speed is attained. While thelever is held down, the vehicle speed willgradually decrease.

However, a faster way to reset is to depressthe brake pedal and then push thecontrol lever down in the SET direction.

RESUMING THE PRESET SPEED

If the preset speed is cancelled by pullingthe control lever or by depressing thebrake pedal, pushing the lever up in the+ RES direction will restore the speedset prior to cancellation.

However, once the vehicle speed falls belowabout 40 km/h (25 mph), the presetspeed will not be resumed.

CRUISE CONTROL FAILURE WARNING

If the CRUISE indicator light in theinstrument cluster flashes when using thecruise control, press the ONOFF buttonto turn the system off and then press itagain to turn it on.

If any of the following conditions then occurs,there is some trouble in the cruisecontrol system.

  • The indicator light does not come on.
  • The indicator light flashes again.
  • The indicator light goes out after itcomes on.

If this is the case, contact your Toyotadealer and have your vehicle inspected.


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