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Old 05-04-2016, 06:05 PM
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FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Long of the short this is my Second Summit , purchased a 2014 in 2013 and now have a 2015.

Truck thought there was something in front of me on the highway going about 80 and hit the brakes. Ended up getting rear-ended and in a ditch.

Word to the wise turn it off.

What the guy used to look like

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Old 05-04-2016, 08:59 PM
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Dang that's crazy!! So sorry to hear! Your pic didn't upload.. I wanna see some pics!!
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Can't see pic but that sucks, seems like for every FCW saved me today story there's 3 it's almost killed me type ones, I had mine off for about 2 months, turned it on a couple days ago and after it smashed on the brakes for a car in front of me that was already out of the way after turning, off it went again.
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Yeah I'll have to figure out the pic upload. So far the estimate is up to $12k the radar unit was embedded in the AC condenser irocincally enough by the end of the ditch travel. I will say the truck while it may have caused the accident certainly held up well. So far were up to replacing the whole back end front end and the rear passenger door. Surprisingly enough not a single airbag deployed. They did the tear down this morning and discovered the engine cover had popped off. Most likely I'll be in a 2017 Summit if they find more damage.
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Old 05-04-2016, 09:36 PM
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

As I said before, it only took me 5 minutes from driving off my dealer's lot after taking delivery to come to the conclusion that I don't want it.

The warning itself is great - but I want to be the one doing the braking...
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

I've had it Turned On in my 2015 Overland since day one.

I'm in SoCal (Southern California) and there are a LOT of idiot drivers out here. Folks pull out in front vehicles, cut others off, and do many other stupid things every darn day.

I've never had my FCW go off for "no reason". I have had it be over-sensitive to vehicles that it thinks will a problem (that I knew would be clear before impact). I've also had it go nuts during an extremely heavy rain storm (yes... I know it should be used in bad weather, but I wanted to see what it would do).

I have no plans on turning it off & feel it adds an added level of safety.
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Old 05-04-2016, 10:17 PM
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Have you at any point ever so slightly nudged your radar sensor in any way? Have you driven into something - like snow ( I know, it is May). Or could another car have bumped it when you had your car parked? False warnings are typically the result of a misaligned sensor or in some cases a shadow that interfered with the windshield camera.

For most people it works fine, and even saved their asses, including mine.
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Go 2012 wk2!

Shit just annoys BRAKE you and Primes the ABS for Max Pressure at first touch of the brake
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

2015 HA, forward collision warning ON, active braking OFF. Don't want to be in a situation having to explain to the guy that almost just killed himself after rear ending my Jeep that decided to slam on the brakes for no reason.

To the OP, just curious how did that go? After the crash did you have to explain what the heck happened? I can imagine there would be some pretty pissed off people after this happening.
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Had something similar but different.

Auto high beams on.
FCW on (passive mode).

I95 Toronto to Florida.

5am in the middle lane South Carolina going south-ish.

2 state troopers with lights flashing.
Plus 2 tractor trailers on right shoulder.

Doing about 50mph.

I heard audible warning then loud bang!.

Ran over dead deer ( well wife was driving).

Trucks hit it first, I guess.

Appears emergency lights on cruisers disabled auto high beams. Did not see dead animal in time to maneuver .

Active braking may have helped ...not sure.

Guess we all just gonna have to be prepared for anything while driving.

I like FCW.
definitely not a set and forget option tho.

Wifey wouldn't drive anymore after that.

I was lucky ,no damage so far.
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

I explained it to the insurance adjuster and he had said ever since they started putting that tech in the chryslers he's had more cases of rear-endings or strange collision explanations. The drivers either over-react after it goes off or get rear-ended.

They are covering it thank god under comprehensive and not collision.
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Re: FCW nearly totalled my 2015 Summit

Same thing happened when they first start putting in anti-lock brakes, remember? People felt the anti-lock kick in, freaked and yanked their foot off the brake and drove right into whatever was in front of them.

I don't think anybody blames their accidents on their anti-lock brakes anymore ... do they?
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