AUTOMATIC SPEED LIMITER (ASL) CONTROLS
The Automatic Speed Limiter (ASL) is a driving aid only. Driving with due care and attention, and in a manner which is safe for the vehicle, its occupants and other road users, remains the driver’s responsibility.
In certain conditions, such as a steep downhill gradient, the vehicle's speed may exceed the set speed limit. Driver intervention may be required as engine braking is unable to maintain or reduce the vehicle's speed.
The ASL is not available when cruise control is in operation.
The ASL allows the driver to manually restrict the maximum vehicle speed. When a maximum speed limit is set, the vehicle responds normally until the set speed is reached. At this point, the vehicle stops accelerating.
ASL only operates at speeds upward of 19 mph (30 km/h).
To activate the ASL:
Press the LIM button on the center console to switch the speed limiter system on. See SPEED LIMITER OVERVIEW.
An information lamp is displayed in the instrument panel to confirm that ASL is the first speed limiter option. See AUTOMATIC SPEED LIMITER (ASL) (AMBER).
Press the SET+ button or the RES button on the steering wheel to activate ASL.
Press and hold the SET+ button on the steering wheel to set the desired maximum speed limit. On vehicles fitted with a full screen instrument panel, the set speed is displayed as a marker on the speedometer. On vehicles fitted with traditional instrument panel dials, the set speed is displayed in the message center.
A single press of the SET+ button raises the set speed by 1 mph (2 km/h).
If the criteria for ASL operation are not met, a message is displayed in the message center.
To lower the ASL set speed, press and hold the - button on the steering wheel until the desired speed is reached. A single press of the - button lowers the set speed by 1 mph (2 km/h).
To suspend ASL operation, press the CANCEL button on the steering wheel. To resume ASL operation, press the RES button or the SET+ button on the steering wheel.
The ASL set speed can be overridden if rapid acceleration is required. Rapid acceleration is also known as kickdown. See AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
If kickdown is required, the vehicle accelerates past the ASL set speed. When the vehicle's speed drops below the ASL set speed, any speed limitations are reapplied.