Hill start assistHill start assist  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi ASX Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi ASX

The hill start assist makes it easy to start off on a steep uphill slope by preventing the vehicle from moving backwards. It keeps the braking force for about 2 seconds when you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.

• Do not overly rely on the hill start assist to prevent backwards movement CAUTION

• Do not overly rely on the hill start assist to prevent backwards movement of the vehicle.

Under certain circumstances, even when hill start assist is activated, the vehicle may move backwards if the brake pedal is not sufficiently depressed, if the vehicle is heavily loaded, or if the road is very steep or slippery.

• The hill start assist is not designed to keep the vehicle stopped in place on uphill slopes for more than 2 seconds.

• When facing uphill, do not rely on using the hill start assist to maintain a stopped position as an alternative to depressing the brake pedal.

Doing so could result in an accident.

• Do not perform the following operation while the hill start assist is operating.

[Except for vehicles equipped with keyless operation system] Turn the ignition switch to the “LOCK” or “ACC” position.

[Vehicles equipped with keyless operation system]

Put the operation mode in OFF or ACC.

The hill start assist could stop operating, which could result in an accident.

To operate

1. Stop the vehicle completely using the brake pedal.
2. On vehicles equipped with M/T, place the gearshift lever into the 1st position.

On vehicles equipped with CVT, place the selector lever into the “D” position.

• When reversing on an uphill slope, place the gearshift lever or the selector NOTE

• When reversing on an uphill slope, place the gearshift lever or the selector lever into the “R” position.

3. Release the brake pedal and the hill start assist will maintain the braking force applied while stopping for approximately 2 seconds.

4. Depress the accelerator pedal and the hill start assist gradually will decrease the braking force as the vehicle starts moving.

• The hill start assist is activated when all of the following conditions are NOTE

• The hill start assist is activated when all of the following conditions are met.

• The engine is running.

(The hill start assist will not be activated while the engine is starting or immediately after the engine is started.)

• On vehicles equipped with M/T, the gearshift lever is in the following position.

[When starting an uphill slope forwards.] The gearshift lever is in any position other than “R”.

(The hill start assist will operate, even if the gearshift lever is in the “N” position.) [When starting an uphill slope backwards.] The gearshift lever is in the “R” position.

(The hill start assist will not operate when the gearshift lever is in the “N” position.)

• On vehicles equipped with CVT, the selector lever is in any position other than “P” or “N”.
• The vehicle is completely stationary, with the brake pedal depressed.
• The parking brake is released.

• The hill start assist will not operate if the accelerator pedal is depressed before the brake pedal is released.
• The hill start assist also operates when reversing on an uphill slope.

Warning display

If an abnormal condition occurs in the system, the following display/indicator will turn on.

NOTE

• The combination of items shown on the display varies depending on the vehicle NOTE

• The combination of items shown on the display varies depending on the vehicle model.

• If the warning is displayed, the hill start assist will not operate. Start CAUTION

• If the warning is displayed, the hill start assist will not operate. Start off carefully.
• Park your vehicle in a safe place and stop the engine.

Restart the engine and check whether the warning display went out, in which case the hill start assist is again working normally.

If the warning remains displayed or reappears frequently, it is not necessary to stop the vehicle immediately, but the vehicle should be inspected at a MITSUBISHI MOTORS Authorized Service Point as soon as possible.

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