Thankfully, the driver was able to keep the car under control and avoided harming anyone else or himself in the process.
The Haval H6 is a compact crossover SUV from Great Wall Motors. It was first unveiled in 2011 at the Shanghai Auto Show.
The Haval H6 comes in both front wheel drive and four wheel drive. This was a hot topic for the community recently when the company released its hybrid variant. Recently, the headlines are again about the H6, but this time it’s not for a good reason.
China is claiming that a 2011 H6 locked the cruise control and then forced its owner on a long drive.
The crossover continued to cruise at 100km/h, even though the driver couldn’t deactivate the cruise control. The report also stated that the car ran out of fuel after traveling nearly 500 kilometers and came to a stop
Furthermore, the driver named Mr. Lou was traveling through the city of ZhuZhou when his car’s cruise became stuck. He asserted that he tried to deactivate the feature by hitting the brakes, but was unsuccessful.
According to the driver, he drove for another 500 kilometers when the SUV finally ran out of fuel. He called the authorities as soon as he realized how serious the situation was.
Nevertheless, the issue was very serious and brought to the attention of Haval engineers. According to him, the situation was beyond his control. Fortunately, the person who was driving the car met the stop without harming himself or anyone else.
Although the auto-manufacturers are aware of the issue and aren’t commenting on it, they don’t know the cause of the crash and neither do they have any evidence in their history to support or refute their claim. The first time Haval experienced such an accident, was because of a cruise control malfunction.