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Why isn’t my cruise control working and where can I get it fixed?

While people don’t necessarily need cruise control when they are on the highway, it is extremely convenient and can help save on gas money. So, having a cruise control feature that isn’t working can potentially be a very irritating problem. Here are the top 3 reasons why your cruise control may be malfunctioning, and where you can get this problem fixed.

mechanic posing in front of vehicleTop 3 reasons why your cruise control isn’t working

  • Brake pedal switch is going
  • Blown fuse
  • Speed sensor isn’t working/isn’t working well

As you probably already know, if you step on the brake when you have cruise control, it is designed to turn off and give you the control of your vehicle’s speed back. This enables you to brake safely without the cruise control trying to enforce the speed it was set at. So, if your brake pedal switch is starting to go, your car might think that the brakes are being applied and the cruise control turns off.

A blown fuse is the simplest to explain. If the fuse of your cruise control is bad, the cruise control won’t work.

If the speed sensor or speedometer isn’t working, the cruise control won’t work either, since this feature is partially responsible for making the cruise control function properly.

These are all possible reasons why your cruise control is malfunctioning, but the best way to know for certain is to take it to a mechanic.

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Where can I get my car fixed near Peoria?

If your cruise control isn’t working or if your vehicle is having other issues, you may want to stop by Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. Our team of professionals will be able to determine what is wrong with your car and provide a fix. They strive to provide good-quality and efficient work so that you can get your car back as soon as possible.

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