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Don't know if any of you guys notice this: when cussing at low speed when I release the gas pedal to let the truck coast, it feels like the brakes get applied slightly and the truck starts to loose speed. In my experience with all my automatic transmission cars is that when you release the gas pedal the car would coast and loose speed gradually. But in my Armada it almost feels like the brakes are being applied very slightly. I know the truck has hill descend assist (meaning it will applied the brakes on a down hill if the car is gaining speed), but why would it do it on a flat street?
Anybody else experienced this?
I really can tell if this is just the way the transmission is or the brakes are being applies by the Hill descend assist. I was hoping to find a fuse for the hill descend and see if it would help but no such fuse.
 

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oliver said:
Don't know if any of you guys notice this: when cussing at low speed when I release the gas pedal to let the truck coast, it feels like the brakes get applied slightly and the truck starts to loose speed. In my experience with all my automatic transmission cars is that when you release the gas pedal the car would coast and loose speed gradually. But in my Armada it almost feels like the brakes are being applied very slightly. I know the truck has hill descend assist (meaning it will applied the brakes on a down hill if the car is gaining speed), but why would it do it on a flat street?
Anybody else experienced this?
I really can tell if this is just the way the transmission is or the brakes are being applies by the Hill descend assist. I was hoping to find a fuse for the hill descend and see if it would help but no such fuse.
I've never got that feeling before. If I'm on level ground and let go of gas pedal, it's just keeps coasting along. I do know that if I'm going downhill, it will slow me down, but I thought from engine braking, not the actual brakes?
 

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andy said:
I've never got that feeling before. If I'm on level ground and let go of gas pedal, it's just keeps coasting along. I do know that if I'm going downhill, it will slow me down, but I thought from engine braking, not the actual brakes?
I have the same experience. I slow down due to the engine downshifting.
 

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1. Are you driving in 4 or D
2. Is the emergency brake on
3. It will slow due to friction with the air, but shouldn't slow down more than any other vehicle would.
4. Mine coasts fine like my G35 or vette. ;)
5. No hills in FL and I generally use cruise so I don't "coast" much.
 

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oliver said:
Don't know if any of you guys notice this: when CUSSING at low speed when I release the gas pedal to let the truck coast, it feels like the brakes get applied slightly and the truck starts to loose speed. In my experience with all my automatic transmission cars is that when you release the gas pedal the car would coast and loose speed gradually. But in my Armada it almost feels like the brakes are being applied very slightly. I know the truck has hill descend assist (meaning it will applied the brakes on a down hill if the car is gaining speed), but why would it do it on a flat street?
Anybody else experienced this?
I really can tell if this is just the way the transmission is or the brakes are being applies by the Hill descend assist. I was hoping to find a fuse for the hill descend and see if it would help but no such fuse.
I couldn't help it... I cuss at all speeds. I live in Vegas and every driver acts like they just got their license....

:machinegu
 

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I read somewhere that its because of the adaptive transmission, are you just cruising most of the time in the truck? If so that could be the reason.
 

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I drive it always in 2wd and in "D".
I coats some times to save some gas and wen there is no traffic, but I feel like its anoying when the truck slows down more than it should.
 

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oliver said:
I drive it always in 2wd and in "D".
I coats some times to save some gas and wen there is no traffic, but I feel like its anoying when the truck slows down more than it should.
Take one for a test drive from a dealer and see if its the same. If it isn't you know you have a problem and should bring it in. ;)
 

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oliver said:
Don't know if any of you guys notice this: when cussing at low speed when I release the gas pedal to let the truck coast, it feels like the brakes get applied slightly and the truck starts to loose speed. In my experience with all my automatic transmission cars is that when you release the gas pedal the car would coast and loose speed gradually. But in my Armada it almost feels like the brakes are being applied very slightly. I know the truck has hill descend assist (meaning it will applied the brakes on a down hill if the car is gaining speed), but why would it do it on a flat street?
Anybody else experienced this?
I really can tell if this is just the way the transmission is or the brakes are being applies by the Hill descend assist. I was hoping to find a fuse for the hill descend and see if it would help but no such fuse.
I just bought an 05 and its the same w/ mine. Test drove about 3 other Madas and they all seem to do the same. But then again, I havent passed 2000 RPM or went over 70 yet so maybe thats how it responds when cruising.
 

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I get it going down hill when I am letting off the gas and using the brakes a bit. If the Mada has adaptive controls then that sure feels like it. It basically prevents you from speeding up while coasting down hill, compression braking, but it only does it if I am touching the brakes a bit to slow down. Also, seems like I need to be going 40+.
 
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