Why is the cruise control not working in my Toyota?

January 2nd, 2020 by

Reasons Why Your Cruise Control isn’t Working

Cruise control is a great feature. If you do a lot of highway driving, then it’s a godsend. Not having to micromanage your speed frees up your senses to focus on other things like that jerk that’s tailgating you while you’re in the slow lane. But seriously, being able to focus on something other than the accelerator lets you pay more attention to the road and other drivers. More awareness equates to safer driving conditions for everyone.

So if your cruise control isn’t working, it can be a real pain.

Why is the cruise control not working in my Toyota?

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Why Cruise Control isn’t Working

There are many reasons why your cruise control could be malfunctioning. The easiest way to get it fixed is to take into a certified service mechanic. Here are some of the most common issues:

  • Blown brake light
  • Brake light switch
  • Check engine light on
  • Control switch
  • Electrical system gremlins
  • Fuse issues / blown fuse
  • Spiral cable issues
  • Vacuum leak (old vehicles only)
  • Vehicle Speed Sensor malfunction

Fixing Your Broken Cruise Control

Most modern vehicles will store a code in the vehicle’s computer when something malfunctions. Certified mechanics will have diagnostic readers specifically built for Toyota vehicles. Going to one of them is the fastest and most efficient way to get your cruise control fixed. If you’re more the DIY-type, then switching out a blown brake light or a fuse is easy to do at home with only a few tools. Any electrical system issues should be fixed by a professional, no matter your amount of know-how or access to tools.

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