Only had this happen twice in my 6 months of ownership. After reading about this on other forums I was quick to take a quick stock of surroundings at the time of the occurrence for my own information.
First time I was heading down hill on a dip in the terrain. Bright sunshine on the uphill road ahead which was quite steep. The dash BRAKE! flashed up and the brakes began to apply with anti-locking. As the car started up the incline on the other side the warning disappeared just as quickly as it came and things ran smoothly after that for the trip.
Last time it happened was in freeway traffic and I was driving on the inside lane close to the median (on the right in Australia) which was separated from oncoming traffic by the restraining cable system (meat slicers as motorcycle riders like to call them) so there was no interference as such from the median restraint. Driving a sweeping left hand curve and there was a large bright coloured semi-trailer (HGV for the English) going the other direction in the centre of the opposing three lanes. Same thing happened, BRAKE! appeared and the anti-locking kicked in as the system braked the car hard. Lucky that it was on a dry road and no other cars behind as it would have been hairy in the wet. Effect was only momentary and nothing happened after that during the trip.
It is unnerving when it occurs and I am wary of the system in bright conditions. One thing I have done is to set the FCM distance (via the FCM ON/OFF switch near the drivers door) to the minimum NEAR setting so the system doesn't look so far ahead for issues. Haven't had a problem since I have made this setting change. The FCM ON/OFF switch changes the distance with each push from FAR to MIDDLE to NEAR with each push of the button. Prolonged press turns it OFF completely.
MY19 Eclipse Cross Exceed (Australia)
Last edited by zarbs; 01-14-2020 at 10:06 PM.