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I love my new XC40. It's cute, and fast and fun. However it's like driving with my nervous aunt Nelly. I have to drive on a somewhat narrow, slightly windy road to get to my house. About once a week when a car is coming towards me on this road, my car will suddenly beep at me three times and either engine break or just feels that way because it does not allow acceleration ... it's like someone threw the car into neutral. And then it's fine. But it scares me every time, and I never know when it's going to happen. I've had it in twice and the dealership can't do anything about it. Anyone else have this issue?
 

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I have had my XC40 for seven months and have put just over 7000 miles on it. I had this happen for the first and only time so far last week. I was on a two lane highway driving in the right lane going about 50 mph. Two bicyclists side by side, were in the wide bike lane coming up and the alarm sounded and I felt the brakes engage slowing the car briefly. I had a very safe distance from the bicyclists and truly there was no reason the accident avoidance should have come on. I have certainly had other instances where I have been on narrow roads or had closer proximity to objects over the months I’ve had the car, but this had never happened before. I totally agree with you! It makes me nervous. I find myself wondering what the car will do. I worry that if it happens in a normal driving situation I could get rear ended or the driver behind me will wonder what in the world I’m doing.
 

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There’s one street I have to drive on all the time where it makes an awkward curve to the right through an intersection. After crossing through the intersection there are usually cars parked on both sides of the street. Every so often when a car is coming the opposite direction, because of the angle of the road, I think the car thinks I’m about to drive right into it and hits the brakes. It’s kind of unnerving and I imagine the cars behind me get pissed. But I’m still glad the car has the safety features it does. I hope they will improve and evolve with future software updates.
 

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It's been raining so much here lately, and now I believe it is worse in the rain. It happened to me twice in a period of five minutes one rainy day. My family teases me about my driving now, but I think there is a problem with my software.
 

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I have also experienced this and it does make me concerned. When the car’s brakes engage during a safe driving situation, it is very startling! If you go into settings you can change the sensitivity of the system from normal to “late”. I haven’t encountered the issue since I have made the change. We will see what happens.
 
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