Hill start assist

Citroen C4 / Citroen C4 Owner's Manual / Driving / Hill start assist

(with 6-speed electronic gearbox system)

To aid starting on a gradient, your vehicle is equipped with a system that keeps it temporarily immobilised. It keeps the brakes applied for a brief moment, precisely the time taken for moving your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator pedal.

This function is only active when the vehicle is completely stationary, with your foot on the brake pedal, in particular conditions on a slope.

Display of these warning lamps indicates a malfunctioning of the hill start assist

Display of these warning lamps indicates a malfunctioning of the hill start assist function.

On an ascending slope, with the vehicle stationary, the vehicle is held for

On an ascending slope, with the vehicle stationary, the vehicle is held for a brief moment when you release the brake pedal provided you are in A or M.

On a descending slope, provided the vehicle is stationary and reverse gear

On a descending slope, provided the vehicle is stationary and reverse gear is engaged, the vehicle is held for a brief moment when you release the brake pedal.

Do not leave the vehicle during the hill start phase. The hill start function cannot be deactivated.

    See also:

    Anti-theft protection
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    Button controls
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    Manual override
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