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hardy73
02-11-2016, 09:16 PM
Hi
I have just bought a sprinter 313 2013, it has a host of extras and i thought it had cross wind on, how can i tell if its on or not? come with a host of other assists. new to sprinters so any help would be good.
cheers

mikesprints
02-13-2016, 07:16 AM
Drive thru Laramie WY…….. You will know!!! Ha I thought that came on '14 upwards models. Have you pressed the Wizard Assistant for Assyst button?

avanti
02-13-2016, 11:41 AM
Crosswind assist was first offered on US Sprinters in MY2015, and only on 2500 vehicles.

Ivessm
02-13-2016, 06:54 PM
Avanti is correct. It is not on any model 2014 or earlier in the US. Only started on MY 2015.

stew

KentuckyWR
02-13-2016, 07:44 PM
Drive thru Laramie WY…….. You will know!!!
Amen! I-80 and I-90 across Wyoming are very windy routes. I'll be testing Cross Wind Assist through there this July!

Baxis
02-23-2016, 04:36 AM
The way it works is very close to traction control, maybe tandem. Cross wind assist will apply the brakes and will blink a message on the dash, with the "flag" logo

KentuckyWR
04-02-2016, 10:42 PM
Felt the Cross Wind Assist engage 4 times today. Currently, there are 35-45mph gusts in our area. Warning symbol flashed each time.

seans
04-02-2016, 11:49 PM
Wow, cross wind assist! That's pretty cool. A few years back I was driving through Texas on I-40 at 75 and was getting the heck beat out of me. I was surprised that slowing down a little took a lot of the punch out of the crosswinds.

My poor man's cross wind assist is keeping my hands on the top of the steering wheel. When the top of the van is pushed sideways my arm automagically pulls the steering wheel in the other direction. Unfortunately, this position happens to be the opposite for stabilizing the van when it's bottom is pushed around by road conditions or steering instability caused by a rearward center of gravity.

DOTWORKZ
04-03-2016, 05:42 AM
i have yet to feel mine (2015 170 4x4) work or see the indicator ?

we just drove 400miles with a 20-40 mph gusty head /cross wind

any way to test this ?

Katie-USA
04-04-2016, 12:27 PM
Has the CrossWind Assist on the 2500 chassis been compared to the dual rear wheels on the 3500 chassis, both same extra high height Sprinter.
Either the CWA is better, equal to the 3500 w/ dualies and heavier weight, or is the 3500 just better?
Trying to compare the two for handling high winds and crosswinds.

Aqua Puttana
04-04-2016, 02:02 PM
Wow, cross wind assist! That's pretty cool. A few years back I was driving through Texas on I-40 at 75 and was getting the heck beat out of me. I was surprised that slowing down a little took a lot of the punch out of the crosswinds.

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Slowing down even a bit helps more than many people realize. The wind and vehicle speed effects on the surface areas are an exponential curve, not linear.

vic

Coast2Coast
04-16-2016, 05:03 PM
I had the worst wind of my Sprinter driving life coming out of Chicago heading all the way down to southern IL two weeks ago. It topped the wind I'd experienced on on HWY 14 north of Mojave CA. Just blowing the van all over the road, could barely keep it in the lanes. The semi trailers were looking at them in their mirrors. Power lines coming down. I only got 625 miles that tank average 650-700.

ternst
04-17-2016, 10:52 AM
<<i have yet to feel mine (2015 170 4x4) work or see the indicator ?

we just drove 400miles with a 20-40 mph gusty head /cross wind

any way to test this ?>>

Same here - 16,000 miles on my 2016 4x4 and have driven through lots of terrible winds but have never seen any indicator or felt any correction. It does seem to handle a lot better in the wind than my 2011 sprinter - with it often the strong cross-wind gusts will jerk the wheel out of my hands unless I'm holding on tight with both hands, but the new sprinter is more stable - so maybe the assist is working just fine but never shows an indicator?

Bobnoxious
04-02-2017, 08:31 PM
Driving 70 mph southbound hwy 14, an area known for high winds and windmills. While passing through an overpass, wind blowing from the west (my right), I felt the sensation similar to stomping on the brakes, but in this case, only the right front brake. I did not notice any Crosswind visual or audio indication (Multi function display), as advertised on page 60, 2015 owner's manual.

dynaco1
04-03-2017, 11:29 AM
Mine responded to a wind gust two weeks ago. First, I saw the semi truck/trailer swerve in front of me. Then a small burst of ratcheting from the ABS. Very short and quick.

Bobnoxious
04-03-2017, 05:28 PM
Mine responded to a wind gust two weeks ago. First, I saw the semi truck/trailer swerve in front of me. Then a small burst of ratcheting from the ABS. Very short and quick.

Did the multi-functional display provide an alert?

dynaco1
04-04-2017, 02:16 AM
I did not see nor did I think to look for the illuminated symbol.

levinro
04-04-2017, 03:28 PM
2016 144" high roof 4x4 I saw the Crosswind Assist for the first time on I-70 on the way to Moab this weekend. The gusts were pretty severe, shifting the van 2 - 3 feet into the shoulder with no indicator, then a bigger gust moved the van 4 - 5 feet sideways and the indicator came on and the van stabilized/recovered nicely. I'd like to see a tuning knob for driver control of the sensitivity at which the Crosswind Assist kicks in.

Bobnoxious
04-04-2017, 06:16 PM
I'm curious if mine is activated.

Bobnoxious
04-04-2017, 06:20 PM
I did not see nor did I think to look for the illuminated symbol.

Please pay more attention next time. This is important.

Giver123
04-05-2017, 07:38 AM
In my last 07 I could really feel the punishment of the wind but with my new 2016 I4 windy days have became as calm as could be.

Gard
05-18-2017, 04:10 AM
I'm curious if mine is activated.

Me too! I was driving out in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma in all sorts of winds and never saw the light come on or feel any difference except for being blown all over the road. I have a 2016 3500.

Bobnoxious
05-18-2017, 04:53 AM
Me too! I was driving out in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma in all sorts of winds and never saw the light come on or feel any difference except for being blown all over the road. I have a 2016 3500.

I don't think 3500 has the feature. Not sure.

sailquik
05-19-2017, 02:10 AM
USA Spec 516/519/3500 Sprinters with dual rear wheels or super singles DO NOT have the
cross wind assist .
When MB International was offering to retro fit 2010 (maybe 2012) model year 316/319/2500 Sprinters
with the cross wind assist, some us pushed as hard as we could to get the retro fit for the 516/519/3500
series, but the "answer" was that it had never been developed and the traction co-efficients of the rear
wheel assemblies were unknown.
AFAIK, no USA Sprinters were ever retro-fitted as that was an International campaign, not a MB
Sprinter USA supported campaign.
I say "poppycock" to that, and the cross wind assist retro-fit has remained an "unobtainium" option in North America
for any Sprinter series.
Hope this helps,
Roger

Bobnoxious
05-23-2017, 10:46 PM
To whom it may concern:
I found this on EPC for my model designation. I do not know specific vehicle application.