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Old 10-04-2012, 07:58 AM
astirling astirling is offline
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Mein Auto: 320D Sport Plus Coupe
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Originally Posted by Lufthansa View Post
I noticed on a cross-country trip last year that when I used the cruise control to decelerate by pulling the stalk in to decrease speed at 5 mph intervals, the car appeared to brake down to the new speed selected. When I disengaged the cruise, no braking was evident. My admittedly unsupported belief is this could be a major factor in the rear brakes needing replacement prior to the fronts.
I haven't decelerated using the cruise control since.
Do you think that cruise control might be using the rear breaks to maintain speed when going downhill? That could explain the wear a little.
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