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    Our white 2016 CX-5 GT with Tech and I-Active

    Congrats. Same car I'm waiting on. None to be found with the iActive around here yet.
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    key FOB battery

    Have a low battery indication on one of my keys that started at around 18 months old
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    Metal Shavings in Oil?

    Next oil change send a sample to Blackstone. They'll be able to tell you exactly how much metal is in the oil and how that matches up with universal averages for that motor (in other words-- is there potentially a problem). http://www.blackstone-labs.com/
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    Yes, they are linked. That's exactly what saved me from a wreck.
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    There was no "long before". This didn't happen over 5 minutes-- it was a matter of maybe 3 seconds from start to stop. The time from scsbs activation to stop was probably less than 2 seconds. I was pushing with full pressure, the brake pressure was building against the hydraulic pressure of me...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    I've been through more than my share of ABS activations. I know what the pedal modulations feel like. This was not it. Did you even read/watch the threads dealing with hydraulic pressure? If you did, you would see extra braking pressure is not nonsense. If you read it and still think it's...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    They did not. That's a great option. The BMW has something similar-- when the abs activates it flashes the brake lights repeatedly for something like 5 seconds. Had to have a buddy activate it through the coding software. Apparently they're not supposed to allow that option to be activated in...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    The electronic gremlins argument is correct, but you're missing the part about inertia and fluid dynamics with the hydraulic fluid. The whole reason brake assist systems were engineered was to overcome the delay in pressure build under very forceful application. Under "panic braking" (I hate...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    The increased braking was the result of the brake assist feature as evidenced by the fact that the braking increased precisely when the brake pedal depressed further when the scbs activated. There wasn't a feeling of increased braking— there was increased braking.
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    I'm guessing because in that short distance at that low speed on that dry friction surface the wheel didn't stop spinning to trigger the abs. It surprised me that the abs didn't kick in and that I didn't get wheel lock. ABS issue actually crossed my mind. I took it out today-- higher speed on...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    ABS was not activated. If I would have had the brake force that came in that last 6-8 feet right from application I would have had ABS activation.
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    Yep-- crossed my mind as well. I was wondering why the brake assist didn't kick in right away.
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    Looking forward to results!!
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    See my post above. If I didn't experience it I would have thought the same as you... But in this case I think it had everything to do with not hitting the car and apparently did provide additional brake pressure through the brake assist integration. I'm a driving instructor with plenty of...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    I thought the same thing, but it definitely kicked in while I was already braking. After looking into it I found out that the scbs system uses brake assist to provide additional braking force (page 4-76 of the owners manual). "when the driver depresses the brake pedal while the system is in...
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    SCBS Saved my @ss!!

    My wife and I have been driving the CX-5 for about 2 years. Neither of us have had the SCBS kick in and always wondered if/how it would work. I've been driving for about 25 years now and have never had an accident so, to me, it was one of those nice-to-have-but-I'll-never-need-it things--...
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    2014 CX-5 New Owner Observations: Detailed Review (2.5L Touring AWD)

    Enjoyed reading that. Congrats on the purchase.
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    What's up, fellas?

    Welcome. Best of luck.
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    A question for those who have kids and a CX-5

    Recently did a one week road trip with wife, 2 kids, and plenty of luggage. The CX-5 was jam packed, but it was just enough room to do what we needed to do.
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    Brand-new CX-5 owner here...

    Congrats on the purchase. Break in is 600 miles, iirc.