Can I use the cruise control in the first 600 miles of my new car

Tiny
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  • 2011 HONDA CRV
  • 500 MILES

I recently bought a 2011 Honda CR-V 4WD. Today I heard you should not use cruise control within the first 600 miles. Unfortunately I used it for 20 miles one-way and 20 miles back on the freeway, all while under 200 miles. Did I do something to NOT mak

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 7:38 PM

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Tiny
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Who told you such thing and for what reason-is it in the owner's manual-if not ignore it

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 7:45 PM
Tiny
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The Honda dealership. I have also seen this same suggestion on the Internet. I believe they said it's not good to keep a brand new car at the same RPMs for a steady period of time, at least while you're "breaking it in"? If I went 20 miles there and 20 miles back using cruise control, all while under 200 miles, that's exactly what I did.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 8:39 PM
Tiny
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If your mileage is correct-the engine needs time to break-in, for me the C/C has nothing to do with it-Good Luck

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
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Like I said, my concern is if I used the cruise control that early in the car's life (under 200 miles), will it not perform or last like it should? Can it cause any damage like this? It's a 2011 CRV 4WD LX.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 8:48 PM
Tiny
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I don't believe I can answer your question time will only tell-

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Ok, thanks for your input rasmataz. It's appreciated. Good luck to you as well.

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 9:18 PM
Tiny
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You're welcome and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year 2012

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 9:23 PM

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