2020 Defender

USING CRUISE CONTROL

WARNING

Make sure the relevant safety warnings have been read and understood before driving the vehicle. See CRUISE CONTROL SAFETY.

Cruise control allows the vehicle to automatically maintain a set vehicle speed. Controls mounted on the steering wheel are used to operate the system. The driver can also intervene, at any time, by using the brake or accelerator pedals. The cruise control switch panel is located on the right-hand side of the steering wheel.

  1. Speed control rocker switch:

    Roll the rocker switch upwards to select SET+.

    Roll the rocker switch downwards to select SET-.

    Push the speed control rocker switch inwards to select RES (resume).

  2. CAN cancel button.

  3. LIM button.

Press the LIM button (3) on the steering wheel to toggle between cruise control and adaptive speed limiter. Depending on vehicle status, the instrument panel displays either the cruise control or the speed limiter information lamp. See SPEED LIMITER OVERVIEW.

While driving at the desired speed, roll the speed control rocker switch (1) upwards to the SET+ position to activate cruise control. The instrument panel displays an information lamp to confirm that the system is operational. See CRUISE CONTROL (GREEN)

The cruise control icon on the steering wheel controls also illuminates to confirm that the system is operational.

NOTES

Do not use cruise control when driving off-road.

To increase the set speed, roll the speed control rocker switch (1) upwards to the SET+ position. A single brief roll of the rocker raises the vehicle's speed by 2 km/h (1 mph). A sustained roll-and-hold will increase vehicle speed by 10 km/h (5 mph). Alternatively, press the accelerator pedal to increase the set speed. When the new desired speed is reached, roll the rocker switch upwards (1) to the SET+ position.

NOTES

Cruise control cancels if the accelerator pedal is pressed to override the system for more than 1 minute.

Roll the speed control rocker (1) downwards briefly to the SET- position to reduce the set speed. A single roll of the switch reduces the vehicle's speed by 2 km/h (1 mph). Roll and hold the speed control rocker (1) to the SET- position to reduce the set speed in 10 km/h (5 mph) increments.

Push the speed control rocker (1) inwards to the RES position to resume cruise control if it has been cancelled, e.g. by use of the brake pedal. The set speed is retained in the system's memory until the ignition is switched off.

Press the CAN button to cancel the cruise control.

The cruise control system can be engaged from stationary:

  1. Press the footbrake.

  2. Select D (Drive) or S (Sport) using the gear selector.

  3. If the set speed has already been set, push the speed control rocker inwards (1) to the RES position to recall the set speed.

  4. If the set speed has not already been set, roll the speed control rocker upwards (1) to the SET+ position and release to initially select 16 km/h (10 mph).

  5. The desired set speed can now be adjusted by rolling the rocker switch (1) upwards SET+ or downwards SET-.

  6. Release the brake pedal. The vehicle will pull away from stationary and accelerate to the selected set speed.

WARNING

The RES switch should only be used if the driver is aware of the set speed and intends to return to it. Pressing the RES switch inadvertently may lead to a loss of control of the vehicle, vehicle damage, or personal injury.