Your Honda Civic is equipped with a cruise control system that allows you to maintain a set speed automatically so that you do not have to worry about it.
If you want, it can be set to maintain a constant distance from a vehicle in front of it, or to maintain a constant speed from the vehicle in front of it.
On highways or long stretches of road with no stop lights or intersections, you may want to use cruise control if you are driving on a highway.
Feature of Cruise Control
If you switch on the cruise control, you will be able to maintain a set speed above 25 mph (40 km/h) without having to keep your foot on the accelerator pedal.
Ideally, it should be used on straight, open highways for cruising. We recommend that you do not use it if you are driving in a city, on winding roads, on slippery roads, in heavy rain, or when the weather is bad.
Crashing can occur when cruise control is used improperly. On open highways in good weather, you should use your cruise control only.
Using The Cruise Control
On the steering wheel, press the Cruise Control Master Button. There is a light on the instrument panel that indicates CRUISE MAIN.
The desired cruising speed should be above 25 miles per hour (40 kilometers per hour).
The steering wheel has a DECEL/SET button. Press it and release it.
The CRUISE CONTROL light on the instrument panel illuminates to indicate that the system has been activated.
You may not be able to maintain the set speed while going up and down hills with the cruise control. Use the brakes to slow down if your speed increases going down a hill.
The cruise control will be canceled. By pressing the RES/ACCEL button, you can resume your set speed. On the instrument panel, you will see the CRUISE CONTROL light come back on.
Changing The Set Speed
The following methods can be used to increase the set cruising speed:
Hold down the RES/ACCEL button. You can release the button once you reach cruising speed.
Press the accelerator pedal. Press the DECEL/SET button once you’ve reached your desired cruising speed.
The RES/ACCEL button can be tapped to increase speed in small increments. By doing so, you will increase your vehicle’s speed by about 1 mph (1.6 km/h).
If you want to decrease your set cruising speed, you can do the following:
Hold down the DECEL/SET button. Once the desired speed is reached, release the button.
Repeatedly tapping the DECEL/SET button will slow down your car in very small amounts. If you do this repeatedly, your vehicle will slow by about one mile per hour (1.6 km/h).
You can lightly tap the clutch or brake pedal with your foot. In the instrument panel, you will see a CRUISE CONTROL light going out.
The DECEL/SET button should be pressed when the car slows to the desired speed.
The accelerator pedal can still be used to speed up even with cruise control on. When you have completed the pass, let go of the accelerator pedal.
As soon as the vehicle reaches the set cruising speed, it will return to it. The cruise control will be disabled if your foot is resting on the brake or clutch pedal.
Canceling The System
The system can be canceled in three ways. The steering wheel has a cancel button and a main button. If you want to cancel everything, you can simply press the brake.
Pressing the distance button for at least one second can also set the vehicle to traditional cruise control.
The distance bars will disappear from the dashboard once this is done, and “cruise mode” will replace them. By pressing the distance button again for at least one second, the ACC can be re-activated.
How Do You Reset Adaptive Cruise Control?
Honda’s ACC system can be reset by pressing and holding the interval button (the four bars behind the interval button) for approximately one second, followed by Cruise Mode Selected appearing in the instrument panel. Reset the Adaptive Cruise Control by pressing and holding the interval button once more.
How Do You Drive A Cruise Control On A Honda Civic 2019?
It is convenient to have adaptive cruise control (ACC) when traveling, especially on long road trips. The following instructions will show you how to use cruise control on a Honda Civic from 2019:
On the steering wheel, press the Main button. The multi-information display on your dashboard will display the adaptive cruise control (ACC).
Use the Set/- button on the steering wheel to set the speed when you reach the desired speed. The Reset/+ and Set/- buttons are used to adjust the speed. The speed can be increased by five mph by holding down either button.
On the steering wheel, press the distance button to set the interval distance between you and the car in front of you. There are four distance bars on the icon of a vehicle. A short interval is the shortest, followed by a middle interval, long interval, and an extra-long interval.
Three options are available for canceling the ACC function: pressing the Cancel button on the steering wheel, pressing the Main button on the steering wheel, or depressing the brake pedal.
While you can set your vehicle’s speed to match the speed of the car in front of you, you are still responsible for maintaining awareness and exercising driver control.
What Is The Difference Between Cruise Control And ACC?
When it comes to cruise control, what’s the difference between traditional cruise control and Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)?
Taking cruise control to the next level and keeping roadways safer, this driver-assistive technology is part of Honda Sensing®.
It doesn’t matter whether you travel for work or enjoy family road trips, you will find driving easier and less tiring with ACC.
In addition to maintaining a constant speed, Honda’s Adaptive Cruise Control system also allows you to set the following intervals for vehicles in front of you.
How Does Honda’s ACC System Work?
To measure the distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front, Honda’s ACC uses a radar unit mounted at the front of the vehicle and a camera mounted on the windshield.
In order to maintain your desired following interval between you and the vehicle ahead, the system will adjust the throttle position and even apply to brake.
It’s important to know that your cruise control might not stay consistent when you go uphill or downhill. Therefore, you should remain attentive at all times, since the set speed won’t adjust to your situation. You can automatically turn off the cruise control by pressing the gas pedal or braking pedal.