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Re: My Jeep almost killed me today?

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The car did what it was supposed to do. It worked. And next time some asshole really comes on the road in front of you without looking for incoming traffic, you'll be glad that FCW shaved 1.5 seconds of your reaction time. Front or side collisions is what mostly kills people not the ones from the rear. Sure you might get a stiff neck, something broken, but odds are you will live to function normally (maybe not mentally) some time after the accident. I highly suggest you leave it alone, enabled.

If anything, it seems like your sensor might be misaligned.

The FCW, in my experience, has at least 3 modes:
1) It warns you and if somehow you scrub enough speed (by lifting the accelerator pedal or by braking) that is all it does
2) It warns you and if you ignore its 3rd or 4th warning it will tap the brakes
3) It warns and brakes violently at the same time.

Also, the hand on the stick is bad behavior. On the auto tranny is bad behavior, because at least with the 14-15 designs, you can accidentally put it in neutral, creating a greater hazard for you. On the manual tranny, it will prematurely wear out the throw-out bearing.

What are you talking about the throw out bearing?? Holding my hand on the stick will not cause any issue to the throw out bearing. There is only ever any action to it when the clutch is pressed in. Newer transmissions are not notchy as they were 30 years ago and simply holding your hand on a manual knob will not grind gears either.

The only time I have ever even had to change my TOB was when I was upgrading my clutch to a twin or triple disk on my last couple big Hp builds.


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Old 04-16-2016, 03:20 PM
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Yeah but gated shifter designs are "notchy" and give feedback
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An Accident could also cause her to hit the dash or windshield. I would recommend always using a seatbelt. No one goes anywhere in my vehicle without a seatbelt on.
100% agree on that one. Way back in 1977 I was sleeping in the back end of the family truckster when we went into the ditch and rolled over. I was pinned underneath and luckly there were some fence posts along the ditch my dad could use to build some cribbing to lift up the car so they could pull me out.
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Re: My Jeep almost killed me today?

Stories like this make me glad I have a Laredo with U connect and the factory towing package only. Is the lightest GC. Been towing since 1970 and this is the best tow car I've ever had.


BTW the PRND has been required by the fed since 1964 (first a requirement, then a law).


Where I get into trouble is one car has a five speed with reverse below 5th (no lockout) and another has a six speed with reverse to the left and back.
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Re: My Jeep almost killed me today?

hmm I guess I'm in the minority of people that like FCW. I get the old beep false alarm of a car making a right turn in front of me once in a while but not much. This thing has helped me on several occasions usually all I need is the quick beeping to kick me in the ass and then I'm on it and it doesn't need to do much else, sometimes its bad enough to get a few brake pulse jerks which is 2 kicks in the ass to wake up. But I can think of only 2 times in the 3 years I have had it that it stood on the brakes and when it did I was glad it did. I like the fact that if you are on the gas all I get is beeping or brake jerks but as soon as you touch the brake then it understands that your intent is to slow or stop the vehicle and if needed it compensates with necessary braking for the situation. but mostly all I need is that quick beep to slap me in the head to say watch what you are doing stupid and then I'm on it. mine is one of the 2014 systems from the way some folks are talking it sounds like current systems may be a little more intrusive.
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mine is one of the 2014 systems from the way some folks are talking it sounds like current systems may be a little more intrusive.
Mine is a 2014 as well, and I have only experienced false alarms with it.

Standard scenario: my vehicle driving at 25 mph or less, car in front is turning into a parking lot (the car in front will clear the path of travel in plenty of time), *BRAKE!* EVIC alert and sound, FCW active braking instantly slams the brakes at its 40% max for its two second maximum duration, I curse the system for the nth time and step on the accelerator while the thing keeps the brakes clamped in defiance of my clearly-communicated intention to proceed.

Maybe I'll change my perception about it if it ever does anything for me besides false alarm. Ergo, I leave it enabled despite the irritation it causes.
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Re: My Jeep almost killed me today?

Is yours set on Near or Far or something in between?
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Is yours set on Near or Far or something in between?

Mine was set for far.


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The ACC has worn hot spots into my rotors because of this. I have it turned off now.
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Re: My Jeep almost killed me today?

1. Not requiring everyone in a vehicle to always wear seatbelts is stupid. Period.

2. While I've had a couple of "false" activations, I also like the FCW and keep it fully enabled (on the Near setting). It is a useful added safety feature that could help avoid or at least minimize a collision.
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1. Not requiring everyone in a vehicle to always wear seatbelts is stupid. Period.

2. While I've had a couple of "false" activations, I also like the FCW and keep it fully enabled (on the Near setting). It is a useful added safety feature that could help avoid or at least minimize a collision.

Does anyone know the distance difference between far and near?


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Some people can be so dramatic.
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