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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Hill-start assist.

Have you guys ever figured under what conditions 'hill-start' works?

I always presumed my car never had it, and the suggestion it had it was just some strange lie on behalf of the marketing people.

But I've realised that on some slopes, if I jerk to a stop with aggressive braking then it does do a hill-hold - sometimes.

Of course, I never brake like that so it never comes on. But maybe my system hasn't been set up properly?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 05:51 PM
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RE: Hill-start assist.

If I could find a hill I'd be happy to help prove or disprove the presence of said system...
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-26-2014, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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RE: Hill-start assist.

Well, just any slope then. Mine rolls back on any gentle incline. Maybe it is better on a steeper slope?
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-27-2014, 01:34 AM
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RE: Hill-start assist.

Can't say I've noticed on mine (don't do much aggression)! Sometimes it holds, other times it doesn't but as I'm not looking for a hold.....
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RE: Hill-start assist.

Trawling the deepest recesses of my memory I find a comment that hill start holds the car for a couple of seconds - presumably to give your foot time to leap from brake to accelerator. For me it's no use, I always start off facing downhill and it doesn't work that way.
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RE: Hill-start assist.

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Well, just any slope then. Mine rolls back on any gentle incline. Maybe it is better on a steeper slope?
Mine does the same. Hence the need for more of an incline in the event that is part of what engages the system.
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RE: Hill-start assist.

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Well, just any slope then. Mine rolls back on any gentle incline. Maybe it is better on a steeper slope?
Mine does the same. Hence the need for more of an incline in the event that is part of what engages the system.
Needs a steep slope and works very well; on a gentle one, it simple isn`t there.
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RE: Hill-start assist.

All sound like similar experiences as mine. In which case -

On a gentle slope, try stopping like a wally a couple of times, i.e. give the brake pedal a hard jab and hold it down when you stop. Don't ease off like any good driver would, to come to a smooth stop. Stop with a jerk. Then the hill assist will come in. Try it!.....
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