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Auto-Braking a.k.a. "Collision Mitigation Braking System" Stopped for a plate

Old 05-01-2019, 01:26 PM
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Auto-Braking a.k.a. "Collision Mitigation Braking System" Stopped for a plate

Hate that this is my first post -

We've had our MDX for about 6 weeks. It's been great... until this afternoon. Traveling about 25 mph, foot off the brake and off the accelerator - coasting down a hill, the car went 100% all in on the "Forward Collision Warning" and "Collision Mitigation Braking System" - just SLAMMED the brakes and brought the car to a full stop. Fortunately the car behind was paying attention (or had a similar system) and stopped inches off the bumper. Clearly, the "obstacle" the car saw was a standard road plate. Nothing out of the ordinary about this one - takes up most of one lane, has a bit of asphalt to ease the transition. The car seemed to think it was a brick wall.

So, a few questions:
1. Anyone had this happen?
2. Do we know if Acura/Honda is aware and working on a flash? Toyota has (had?) the problem - don't know if they were able to resolve it.
3. Can the system be turned off?

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Mine did this when a orange cone was placed inside the line on the road and was about 5 feet to the left of the radar. Just suddenly hit the brakes... It has only happened once, but I hate the thought of being on a major highway driving past some construction cones that are too close to the center line
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My "issue" is on the CMBS not braking/warning too late and I have the distance set to "long".
Yes, you can turn this off with the button on the lower left hand side of the dash. Check the owner's manual for the correct location and how to do this.
The manual also says that features such as CMBS are just "assisting" the driving and the drive is still responsible for the actual driving.
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My Tech has FCW (Warning only) and triggers at strange times. The systems are not ready for real world use yet. And everyone is talking up Self-Driving cars? No thanks!
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I usually disable that feature when I get into my car. I tends to swoop in and cut around the car in front of me while I am driving.
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