The error message button for driver assistance system defected. Without the light, there is higher risk of inadvertent engagement, or failure to remember that the system is engaged, both potentially dangerous situations. See product for application and installation details. Before you do that, make sure you deactivate the air bag system by removing the fuse and waiting at least 15 minutes. Sometimes when I pressed the brake it would rev against the brake and I would have to shift it into neutral and then brake to get it to slow down and keep it from revving. I noticed after that incident frightening that it does not happen going down hill, only uphill or even a slight incline.
After I got off the freeway and stopped, I checked the floor mat or anything else that might have interfered with the accelerator pedal and did not observe anything out of the ordinary. Upon impact, driver's and passenger's airbags did not deploy, which did not protect the occupants. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions on this website. Have had to turn off ignition to avoid a potential accident. To my surprise though the Passat which uses the same switch other vws have been recalled on has no recall yet. I suppose I should have searched first. You will also see the Check Engine Light, and there will be codes that indicate the throttle actuator motor or control system have problems.
Warning light came back on. This continued for several miles and eventually the accelerator began operating normally. I am currently talking with vwoa and working my way up the chain of command. Windshield wipers do not work on rainy days making it difficult to see out the windshield. On the first resart the car again pegged rpm's up to around 5000-6000 and I turned it off immediately.
It also occasionally accelerates while driving even once my foot is off the accelerator and not in cruise control mode. As instructed, I popped the slide switch off and sprayed a little electronics cleaner. I'd like to add my cruise control problem to this thread too. Now on to the proposed fix. The more I accelerate the slower the car goes. My first indication of failure was the brake lights remained on after shutting down the car. The freeway was congested and I had just accelerated quickly to move into the left lane to avoid a semi truck entering the freeway on my right.
The consumer requested assistance of all the matters. I don't know what the maximum speed that the cruise control is set, but I let the vehicle get up to over 85 mph yesterday before I 'canceled' the cruise control. Car broke down on road. If there is no problem there, you need to replace the module. The switch attaches just like a snap button on a pair of pants or a jacket, so there's not much that can go wrong.
You may use the accelerate + or the decelerate - buttons to increase or decrease your select speed. Since 1982, Mevotech has provided the automotive aftermarket with high-quality, quick-installation steering and suspension parts. I had to apply considerable pressure to keep the car from increasing speed. Brake Pedal Switch — Put your foot on the brakes and make sure they work. The vehicle was inspected by an insurance adjuster who determined that the vehicle was destroyed; however, the failure is still under investigation. At the end of the last episode, the car was producing smoke from the front wheel wells likely because of braking against the acceleration. I have tried pumping the accelerator which does not seem to shorten the hesitation time.
I checked the fuses, changed the brake light switch and cleaned the contacts as suggested with no positive results, my cruise still doesn't work. With the adaptive cruise control system, it interacts with both the throttle and the brake as it accelerates and decelerates. Some things that may or may not be related: the air conditioning was on full blast. I made a u-turn and my airbag light came on and hasn't went off sense. Car felt like it would not shift gears acted like it was a manual drive being wound to tight.
The contact stated while driving with the cruise control function at 72 mph and attempting to decrease speed, the cruise control would not disengage. Photos are for illustration purposes only. Energy Suspension, world-renowned for its innovative polyurethane suspension parts, provides enthusiasts with performance solutions engineered to last. I have to be always alert to press the brake to disengage-engage this. Vacuum Actuator — The diaphragm on the inside of the actuator can become damaged or there may be a leak in the vacuum system. Adaptive Cruise Control Function and Diagnosis The adaptive cruise control system does more than maintain a speed, it also has the ability to determine traffic flow and distances in order to adjust the speed to meet the circumstances.
Each time it happened, I had been on the freeway going above 60 mph for at least 5-10 miles. It does not matter if I'm on a highway or a residential street - the car will suddenly kick in and increase speed. The car has also slowed itself, under the adaptive cruise control, in other situations where there was no vehicle in front of it. It also monitors the transmission in order to determine which gear it is in, and it knows what position the brake pedal is in as well. Electronic Cruise Control Function and Diagnosis If your Volkswagen has an electronic throttle control, it has an electronic cruise control. Driver had to use emergency parking brake, and crashed into vehicle in front of him.