Dodge Journey: ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL — IF EQUIPPED

When engaged, the Electronic Speed Control takes over the accelerator operation at speeds greater than 25 mph (40 km/h).

The Electronic Speed Control lever is located on the right side of the steering wheel.

Electronic Speed Control Lever
Electronic Speed Control Lever

NOTE: In order to ensure proper operation, the Electronic Speed Control System has been designed to shut down if multiple Speed Control functions are operated simultaneously. If this occurs, the Electronic Speed Control System can be reactivated by pushing the Electronic Speed Control ON/OFF button and resetting the desired vehicle set speed.

To Activate

Push and release the ON/OFF button located on the end of the speed control lever. The Cruise Indicator Light in the instrument cluster will illuminate. To turn the system off, push and release the ON/OFF button a second time.

The Cruise Indicator Light will turn off. Be sure to turn the system off when it is not in use.

NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control System will automatically turn off when the engine is turned OFF.

WARNING:
Leaving the Electronic Speed Control system on when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system or cause it to go faster than you want.

You could lose control and have an accident. Always leave the system off when you are not using it.

To Set a Desired Speed

When the vehicle reaches the speed desired, press downward on the lever to SET DECEL and release. Release the accelerator pedal and the vehicle will operate at the selected speed.

NOTE:
• The vehicle must be traveling at least 25 mph (40 km/h) for the speed control to set.

• The vehicle should be traveling at a steady speed and on level ground before pressing the lever to SET DECEL.

To Deactivate

Asoft tap on the brake pedal, or pulling the speed control lever toward you to CANCEL, or normal brake pressure while slowing the vehicle will deactivate the speed control without erasing the set speed from memory.

Pressing the ON/OFF button or turning the ignition OFF erases the set speed from memory.

To Resume Speed

If you deactivate the Electronic Speed Control without erasing the set speed from memory and your vehicle speed is above 20 mph (32 km/h) you can resume the previous set speed. To do so, push the lever upward to RESUME ACCEL and release and then remove your foot from the accelerator pedal.

To Vary the Speed Setting

When the Electronic Speed Control is set, you can increase speed by pushing up and holding the RESUME ACCEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the RESUME ACCEL position, the set speed will continue to increase until the lever is released, then the new set speed will be established.

Tapping RESUME ACCEL once will result in a 1 mph (1.6 km/h) speed increase. Each time the lever is tapped, speed increases so that tapping the lever three times will increase speed by 3 mph (5 km/h), etc.

To decrease speed while the Electronic Speed Control is set, push down and hold the SET DECEL lever. If the lever is continually held in the SET DECEL position, the set speed will continue to decrease until the lever is released. Release the lever when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed will be established.

Tapping the SET DECEL lever once will result in a 1 mph (1.6 km/h) speed decrease. Each time the lever is tapped, speed decreases.

To Accelerate for Passing

Press the accelerator pedal as you would normally. When the pedal is released, the vehicle will return to the set speed.

Using Speed Control on Hills

NOTE: The Electronic Speed Control system maintains speed up and down hills. A slight speed change on moderate hills is normal.

On steep hills, a greater speed loss or gain may occur so it may be preferable to drive without Electronic Speed Control.

WARNING:
Electronic Speed Control can be dangerous where the system cannot maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose control. An accident could be the result.

Do not use Electronic Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery.

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