Cruise Control

Asked by Dec 06, 2019 at 10:02 AM about the 2019 Nissan Murano Platinum AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

In September, I traded my 2009 Nissan Murano for a new 2019 Nissan
Murano Platinum. My decision to purchase another Murano was based on
the great experience my wife and I had with our 2009 model. Not long after
purchasing the new auto, I noticed that when driving down a hill with the
cruise control on, the vehicle sped up as though free wheeling - the engine
brake (compression) did not activate nor did the transmission shift down. We
have owned at lease a half dozen automobiles, including the 2009 Murano,
in which the cruise control would operate to keep the vehicle at or near the
set speed even while going down hill. All other makes of automobiles and
earlier models of the Murano have the feature that keeps the vehicle at the
set speed even while traveling downhill

I should point that the hills I am referring to are gentle down-hills on straight-
aways. They are not steep or windy.There is absolutely no danger in driving
the speed limit of 70 mph on a two lane highway going down hill as are many
highways in Montana or doing the speed limit of 80 mph on Interstate 15
through the State of Utah.

What is dangerous is looking down at the speedometer to see that the speed
of the vehicle has increased by 10 to 15 mph within a short distance because
the cruise control failed to keep the speed of the vehicle at the set speed. At
that point it is necessary to ride the brakes, manually shift down or risk a
speeding ticket or a serious accident.

Nissan Consumer Affairs and Nissan Tech support for the dealers have been
worthless - saying that that is the way the cruise control is supposed to
operate.

Which brings me to my question: Is the 2019 Nissan Murano Platinum cruise
control designed so that it will not retard the speed of the vehicle to keep it at
or near the set speed when the vehicle is traveling downhill on a straight-
away? What is the exerience of other 2019 Murano owners?

1 Answer

I have just purchased a 2019 Murano Platinum and have the exact same experience. I have never owned a Nissan before, however any other vehicle I have driven with cruise control does slow the vehicle at least to some degree while going down hills. In the Murano I do not sense any attempt from the cruise control to slow the vehicle while going down hills. On another note...is there any setting on the 2019 Murano Platinum to keep the accessory on when pressing the start/button to turn off the engine? Thanks

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