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Old 05-25-2012, 06:32 PM   #11
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Sorry, typing is difficult as am using a phone.

It is a device in/behind the steering wheel that allows the connections for all your buttons and horn etc to be made regardless of the position of the wheel.

Hope I helped.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #12
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I always use my cruise control. I have the same problem. My cruise controls sometimes fails to engage. Going to take my car to the dealer to have it checked out in about a week when the school year is over. Will keep you posted about what is exactly fixed.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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my cruise stopped working today on a long trip. What a pain. I'll take it to the dealer (of course it'll start working when I do, for sure).
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:31 PM   #14
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Wow this issue became common pretty quickly. Contagious perhaps?
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:47 PM   #15
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I really don't like the steering wheel controls for the cruise control! I find myself hitting the down side but actually getting both the down and on/off button turning the system off. Perhaps I'll get used to it but they made the cruise control interface WAY more cumbersome than any I've used before. They could have easily designed it so that all cruise functions were done with push operations so that the pull button, now used for cancel/resume, could be used, in combination with a rededicated Voice command pull button on the other side, for paddle shifters.


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Old 05-31-2012, 11:49 PM   #16
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Would have to say I find the opposite, love the layout more intuitive to me.
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:56 PM   #17
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Would have to say I find the opposite, love the layout more intuitive to me.
I'm in rental cars about 250 days out of the year with a different one about every two weeks so I have some experience with the various cruise control interfaces. I'd rate the one on my FF as the worst of the lot.


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Old 06-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #18
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To each their own, possibly I'm the only one in the world that finds it preferable but thats fine by me, my rental car and work truck days are behind me. I do however drive around 140 miles a day in my focus
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Figures. Made an appointment today to take it in for the cruise and halfway into work, it started working again. It will be yet another "customer says cruise c. not working >> tested. works" experience.

As far as ergonomics, the paddle design is horrible. making the on/off switch physically part of the +/- rocker makes for a lot of accidental presses. It's really a poor design. Bu tI had gotten careful and thus used to it.
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Figures. Made an appointment today to take it in for the cruise and halfway into work, it started working again. It will be yet another "customer says cruise c. not working >> tested. works" experience.

As far as ergonomics, the paddle design is horrible. making the on/off switch physically part of the +/- rocker makes for a lot of accidental presses. It's really a poor design. Bu tI had gotten careful and thus used to it.

Exactly, I have on numerous occasions meant to press the "-" button to slow it down a notch only to feel the whole rocker wobble and activate the on/off switch. As I said, this is the worst designed steering wheel control interface I have ever used in my entire 55 year life -- absolutely horrid!

I do hope I develop the muscle memory to do this with fewer errors and suspect that in time I will get better at it, but there is simply no excuse for Ford ever letting this t*rd of a design get green lighted...


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