Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: tuk tuk tukkerland
Cruise control failure?!?
Hi every one,(AO Family, Bonkers brokers wink and others )
Yesterday (18-12-2002) my girlfriend had a car accident. (and this on her birthday, poor thing).
She was driving a Fiat Stilo, and she had the cruise control on. Suddenly all (engine)power was gone. No response on the gas, neither did the cruise control shut down, but she had still electrical power and the engine was running. So she was able to use emergency lights and brake lights. Never the less, she got hit from behind, due to her sudden loss of speed on the highway (A6, Almere -> Amersfoort op de splitsing naar de A1).
Now as the alfa's have Cruise Control as well, and I was wondering. Did any one heard a story like this before? I mean, this sounds like, a failure of the Cruise Control system, disable ling the manual gas control, so that the cars looses power, and comes to a slow stop (and you don't want that on a highway where they drive 120 km/hr). And Fiat is quit close to Alfa, so you probably understand my concerns.
My girl is fine, she just has some pain in her muscles in her neck from the impact, but no serious injuries. The car is pretty fine. It was a brand new stilo (70 km on the counter, interior lights weren't even connected yet......)that she got from the dealer as her own car was being checked. So one conclusion is that the stilo is a safe car. Except for the Cruise Control then.....
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