As you know, I posted my experience with the installation of the Strut grilles a few days ago.
At Allen Cadillac's behest, I tested the cruise control last week on a trip to Oceanside. Their concern was the possible interference the lower grille would cause when the signals bounced off the metal wire grille.
As I reported, there was no problem and the cruise control worked perfectly.
Questions came up about whether I had tested the "adaptive" function, so yesterday, I decided to do that.
While cruising down to La Jolla, I turned on the cruise control and saw the message. 'CLEAN RADAR CRUISE'.
This message would not go away until I shut off the engine after reaching my destination. It was absent when I fired up the car and headed back to Dana Point.
Around San Clemente, I decided to activate the ACC again. (This was in fairly heavy traffic on the 405 FWY.)
The next thing I knew, the HUD started flashing and the brakes came on.
I went from 70 MPH to 45 in about 3 seconds.
When something doesn't work right, consult the manual.
Low and behold, there's a "Gap" button on the steering wheel that I never
noticed before. Press the "plus" button increases the distance followed.
Minus sign decreases the distance. It does not tell you what the distance is because it's all relative to speed.
Next time out, I'll try it in the maximum distance mode.
As stated previously, I don't much care about cruise control and especially one that sets the brakes for me automatically.
I'll report my findings and then, probably turn off the cruise control forever.
I would rather have the lower Strut Grille and the air it provides to the engine.