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VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual ➜ Cruise control (GRA)

· Never use the speed controller in  
Driver assistance systems  
in heavy traffic, if you do not have enough distance,  
on steep, curvy or slippery sections (eg in the event  
of snow, ice, rain or loose gravel), or on flooded roads.  
Speed governor (GRA)  
· Never use the speed controller off-road or on  
roads that are not firm ground.  
Introduction to the topic  
· Always adapt the speed and the safety distance  
with respect to the preceding vehicle depending  
on the visibility, weather, road and traffic  
The cruise control (GRA) helps to maintain a  
constant speed set by you.  
· After use, always switch off the speed controller  
to avoid unintentional speed regulation.  
Speed range Cruise  
control is available when driving forward at a speed  
greater than approx. 20 km/h (15 mph).  
· It is dangerous to use a previously saved speed  
when it is excessive for the current road, traffic  
or weather conditions.  
Driving with cruise control The stored  
speed can be exceeded at any time, e.g. eg to  
overtake. Control is interrupted during acceleration and  
is resumed at the stored speed.  
· On downhill journeys, the cruise control cannot  
maintain constant speed. This can increase  
due to the weight of the vehicle. If so, brake  
the vehicle by depressing the brake pedal.  
indications on the screen  
When the cruise control is connected, the display of the  
instrument cluster shows the saved speed and the system  
status: The cruise control is active.  
Operate the cruise control with the  
multifunction steering wheel  
Small or gray: the speed regulator is not  
Please note on  
page 162.  
at the beginning of this chapter,  
Large or white: the cruise control is regulating.  
If there is no speed stored, appears on the instrument  
cluster display instead of the speed.  
Shift gears  
As soon as the clutch pedal is depressed, the  
regulation is interrupted and resumed once the gear has  
been changed.  
Going down hills  
When driving downhill, the stored speed may be  
exceeded due to the slope.  
Brake the vehicle by pressing the brake pedal and, if  
necessary, downshift.  
Fig. 134 Left side of the multifunction steering wheel:  
buttons for operating the cruise control.  
To connect  
If it is not possible to drive with a sufficient safe distance  
and at a constant speed, the use of the cruise control  
may cause accidents and serious injuries may occur.  
— Press the key  
There is no speed saved and regulation has not taken  
place yet.  
Driver assistance systems  
start regulation  
Regulation is automatically interrupted  
— While driving, press the button The  
— You have depressed the clutch pedal for a long time.  
cruise controller saves and regulates the current speed.  
— The vehicle has exceeded the stored speed for a  
long time.  
In addition, the green control indicator lights up.  
— The selector lever is not in the D/S position.  
adjust speed  
— A braking assistance system has intervened, e.g.  
For example, the ASR or the ESC.  
While the speed regulator regulates the saved speed  
can be adjusted: + 1 km/h (1 mph) - 1 km/h (1 mph) +  
— Front Assist has braked the vehicle.  
10 km/h (5 mph) - 10 km/h (5 mph)  
— If the problem persists, disconnect the cruise control  
and go to a specialized workshop.  
Keep the or key pressed to continuously change the  
saved speed.  
Speed limiter  
The vehicle adapts the current speed by accelerating or  
deaccelerating. The vehicle does not brake actively.  
Introduction to the topic  
stop regulation  
The speed limiter helps not to exceed a speed saved  
by you.  
— Briefly press the key  
or Or instead of  
this, press the brake pedal.  
The speed remains saved.  
Speed range The  
speed limiter is available on forward drives from approx.  
30 km/h (20 mph).  
resume regulation  
— Press the key  
The cruise control resumes the saved speed and  
regulates it.  
Driving with the speed limiter  
Speed limitation can be broken at any time by fully  
depressing the accelerator pedal, past the point of  
resistance. As soon as the stored speed is exceeded,  
the green control indicator flashes and an acoustic  
warning signal may sound. The speed remains saved.  
— Hold down the button The cruise  
control is switched off and the saved speed is deleted.  
Switch to speed limiter  
— Press the key  
The regulation is activated again automatically as soon  
as you drive at a speed lower than the saved one.  
— Select speed limiter on screen  
of the instrument panel.  
The speed controller is switched off.  
indications on the screen  
When the speed limiter is engaged, the display of the  
instrument cluster shows the saved speed and the status  
of the system:  
Problems and solutions  
The speed limiter is engaged and there is a  
saved speed.  
Please note on  
page 162.  
at the beginning of this chapter,  
Small or gray: regulation is not active.  
Large or white: regulation is active.  
speed controller fault  
— Visit a specialized workshop.  
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Speed limiter  

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