For anyone who drives using cruise control: Last night, on my way to work (in a Trauma Canter, no less)I set my cruise control as I always do. I live abut 45 minutes from work and the first 30 minutes is fairly open hiway. As I approched Downtown Dallas and increased traffic, I turned off the CC. As I exited onto a tight curvy spiral exit, all of a sudden, cc reset itself. Next thing I know, I am barrelling down a hiway with two lanes closed due to construction, concrete barricades, traffic and all. Harzard lights on and stomping on the brakes - no significant decrease in speed. People do NOT pay attention to flashing lights and horns. After a few minutes of absolute terror, mental images of what I will look and feel like whan I finally can not control the truck anymore, I finally had an almost clear spot so I turned off the ignition. I coasted to a stop amid smoking brakes. I have truely never been so afraid in my life. Funny thing about adrenelin - when you need quick thinking (it works) and physical strength (shaking too hard to feel effective), it doesn't work like you want it to. All I could think about when I finally stopped is that I almost made my daughters into orphans (their 'sire' walked out on us years ago). More than 24 hours later, I am still anxious. Today, I had the cruise control disconnected. This weekend, I will have the brakes replaced even though my mechanic says they are sound, I can feel a difference in them. Please, anyone who uses cruise control, don't, please. I was told this was a very common problem and you don't get any warning. (btw, this is a well maintained 2007 Jeep Liberty - not that that really matters, but it goes to show, it can happen with any make or model) Please, please be careful.