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And so I was driving through the storm, and thick California rains... Suddenly I got a warning displayed telling me that Adaptive Cruise Control is Temporarily Unavailable. I have a long way to go and I needed cruise control. Is there a way to use just the normal cruise control when the adaptive cruise control becomes unavailable? Is there a hack around it? I need plain cruise control if the ACC is not available! Mind you, I can be very good with just the normal cruise control.
 

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Beats me... the Temporarily Available message seems to come up when I needed it the most! During the rain or thick fog. When the message shows more often, to me that is becoming an unreliable piece of technology. Several times I have to pull over and clean up all cameras and the grill. It's really good when it works, but when not available, it's too much trouble.
 

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It is not advisable to use any cruise control when it is raining or in otherwise compromised traction conditions. And no, if equipped with ACC you only get ACC not a 'normal' option.

I have been using ACC for over two years. It is not 'unreliable' by any stretch of the imagination. It is more reliable in that you can't accidentally run over another car moving in the same direction.
 

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There are a couple cars out there which allow ACC or dumb CC based on menu options or which button you press. I tend to think this is much more dangerous, due to the likelihood of engaging blind CC by mistake and then running into something. Most ACC cars won't allow non ACC operation.
 

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Yes, we know all the risks involved of switching to just the plain CC when the ACC isn't available. They should put a warning message if you invoke CC when the ACC temporarily becomes available. You still have your collision alert, and it is your own responsibility to engage whatever you want with your vehicle, at least allow some choice and show warning messages with it.
 

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There are a couple cars out there which allow ACC or dumb CC based on menu options or which button you press. I tend to think this is much more dangerous, due to the likelihood of engaging blind CC by mistake and then running into something. Most ACC cars won't allow non ACC operation.
I have had a couple Toyota Avalons and they both had ACC years ago (2011)....EXCEPT YOU COULD TURN IT OFF and USE REGULAR CRUISE OFF YOU WANT?? Why cant it be offered in 2017???
 

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I have had a couple Toyota Avalons and they both had ACC years ago (2011)....EXCEPT YOU COULD TURN IT OFF and USE REGULAR CRUISE OFF YOU WANT?? Why cant it be offered in 2017???
Maybe this was the cause of the Toyota unintended acceleration :p

I could have sworn that I read somewhere about some hoops you could jump through to turn the ACC into regular on the Volt.
 
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