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Old 02-04-2012, 04:12 PM   #540
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Originally Posted by hothatch View Post
Yeah, sounds like what I'm feeling. We're talking about super low speed here, crawling up my driveway, into the garage. It's a good thing for sure, just feels a little strange since I'm not used to a car doing that. So does the focus detect when it's on a steep hill and engage this or something?
Hmm... I understand how the Hill start works, but are you feeling the "sticky"/grab while accelerating? The Hill Start holds the brake for a second or two when you switch from the brake to accelerator pedal while at a dead stop not while in motion. Then as you accelerate the brakes completely disengage preventing the manual transmission roll-back feel. From my experiences it only engages on an steeper incline not so much miniscule ones. It does detect the grade before it intervenes however.
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