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Old 09 Oct 2011, 07:36 pm
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Default Cruise control turns itself off when accelerating

This is going to sound strange, but I have 2 cruisers with the same problem! One is an 03 base, the other an 05 touring. On both, the cruise will set and hold speed fine until you go up a grade sufficient enough for the car to accelerate. Immediately upon acceleration, the cruise control turns itself off and will not turn back on. It will only turn back on after the car has been turned off and parked for awhile. Both are 2.2L with auto and no codes are thrown (key dance or code reader). Anyone have any ideas? Go figure, 2 cars, same problem; thats my luck!
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Old 09 Oct 2011, 08:14 pm
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Default Re: Cruise control turns itself off when accelerating

At first I thought you were our QuicksilverDon but as soon as you said you had the 2.2 I knew you weren't. We don't have the 2.2 in the U.S.

Hard to believe both cars have the same problem and may be inherent to that particular model. Do you have a Chrysler dealer wherever you are to see if that particular problem is known and maybe a TSB (Tech Service Bulletin) was issued to solve it? It maybe a computer upgrade that's needed.

Mine needed a flash back in 2002/2003 to fix the cruise control so you could 'tap' it up or down to gain or loose speed while you were using the cruise control. The "flash" from the dealer solved the problem.
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Old 10 Oct 2011, 04:27 pm
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Default Re: Cruise control turns itself off when accelerating

Sorry about that, they are both 2.4L non turbos. Thanks for the response CREWZIN, I'll check with the dealer. Anyone else with any suggestions?
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