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2005 Legacy 2.5i cruise control shuts off

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I have a 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, 5-speed manual transmission. When I use cruise control, the cruise control will shut off sometimes. When I say "it shuts off", I mean it no longer keeps the speed I set it at and gas pedal is no longer depressed, but the "cruise" light is still on. So it's kind of like when you're in Cruise Control and you tap the brake, even though I didn't.

At first, I thought it was happening only when the engine exceeded 3k RPM but, but it seems it happens at slower speeds as well. Anyone else experience this problem?

Thanks.

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the first thing I would check if I was to work on it would be the brake (and also in this case clutch) switch. Maybe the tolerance is set too close and a bump in the road is enough to trip the switch. See if it happens when you hit bumps. Been down this road once in an 85 blazer years ago.

 

Otherwise...you got warranty...let them figure it out. :D

 

Matt

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Pulling the CC stalk toward you will cancel the setting, Maybe you are knocking it with your knee??

 

My 2006 Forester lights up the "Cruise" in the dash but also has a "Set" light that comes on when the computer has taken charge.

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I have a 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i, 5-speed manual transmission. When I use cruise control, the cruise control will shut off sometimes. When I say "it shuts off", I mean it no longer keeps the speed I set it at and gas pedal is no longer depressed, but the "cruise" light is still on. So it's kind of like when you're in Cruise Control and you tap the brake, even though I didn't.

At first, I thought it was happening only when the engine exceeded 3k RPM but, but it seems it happens at slower speeds as well. Anyone else experience this problem?

Thanks.

 

is there any pattern to it shutting off? Under any specific conditions?

 

 

nipper

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I just noticed the same thing on my 04 2.5. Seems to shut off when going up a very slight incline. Light stays lit, gas stops though. I think it's under warranty until 36K.

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When I say "it shuts off", I mean it no longer keeps the speed I set it at and gas pedal is no longer depressed, QUOTE]

 

How can you tell if the gas pedal is depressed?

 

Juan

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When I say "it shuts off", I mean it no longer keeps the speed I set it at and gas pedal is no longer depressed,

 

How can you tell if the gas pedal is depressed?

 

Juan

 

Yeah, I was wondering too because the 2005's are "fly by wire" systems. Your gas pedal doesn't have the throttle cable but a potentiometer attached to it which in turn, controls a servomotor on the throttle plate. You don't have the feedback with cable actuated systems. My 2004's crusie control is a fly by wire system, but still uses the actuator cables, so I do get the feedback.

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Dropped off car last eve, and stealer called me this AM saying there was NO recall, but it will be fixed under warranty.

 

software update?

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