Using hill start assist

The system can operate in either automatic or manual mode. If you select automatic mode, the system is activated automatically when the vehicle is on a slope and you press the brake pedal. If you select manual mode, you must activate the system using the brake pedal.

To set the system mode:


1. Press the right arrow button on the


1. Press the right arrow button on the steering wheel to enter the main menu.

2. Highlight Setup with the up and down buttons and press the right arrow button.

3. Highlight Hill Launch and press the right arrow button.

4. Highlight the desired setting and press the OK button to confirm the setting.

If Off is selected, the system is switched off and cannot be activated either automatically or manually.

5. Press the left arrow button to exit the menu. To return to the trip computer display directly, hold the left arrow button pressed.

Note: When the system is in manual activation mode, only use the system when pulling away uphill on gradients greater than 3%. If the vehicle is on the flat or on a downhill slope, an active system will make it difficult to pull away smoothly.

Activating the system

WARNINGS:
You must remain in the vehicle once you have activated the system. Any attempt to leave the vehicle will deactivate the system automatically.

The system is active only if the message Hill Launch Assist active is displayed in the information display. During all times you are responsible for controlling the vehicle, supervising the system and intervening, if required.

You can activate the system only if the following conditions have been met: Х The engine is running.

Х The system is switched on (automatic or manual mode).

Х The parking brake is fully disengaged.

Х On vehicles with manual transmission, the clutch pedal is pressed.

Х On vehicles with automatic transmission, the driver door is closed.

Х No failure mode is present.

To activate the system in automatic mode:
1. Press the brake pedal to bring the vehicle to a complete standstill. Keep the brake pedal depressed.

2. If the sensors detect that the vehicle is on a slope and the right driving direction is selected (first gear if the vehicle is pointing uphill, reverse gear if the vehicle is pointing downhill), the system will be activated automatically.

Hill Launch Assist active will appear in the display.

3. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal, the vehicle will remain on the slope without rolling away for approximately two to three seconds.

4. Pull away using the accelerator and clutch pedal. The brakes will be released automatically.

To activate the system in manual mode: 1. Press the brake pedal to bring the vehicle to a complete standstill. Keep the brake pedal depressed.

2. Quickly jab the brake pedal further until Hill Launch Assist active appears in the display. The system is now active.

3. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal, the vehicle will remain on the slope without rolling away for approximately two to three seconds.

4. Pull away using the accelerator and clutch pedal. The brakes will be released automatically.

WARNING:
When the system is active and the system detects a failure, the system is deactivated and the message Please use park brake! followed by Hill Launch A .not available will be displayed. The vehicle is still safe to be driven and can be repaired during the next service. The message Hill Launch A. not available will also be displayed with manual activation during a failure or if one of the activation criteria is not met.

If you have switched the system off, no messages will be displayed.

Deactivating the system

To deactivate the system, perform one of the following:
Х Apply the parking brake.

Х Wait for two to three seconds until the system deactivates automatically.

Х If a forward gear was selected when the system became active, select reverse gear.

Х If reverse gear was selected when the system became active, select a forward gear.

Hill Launch Assist off will appear in the instrument cluster display.

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