Hill start assist

Citroën C5 / Citroen C5 Owner's Manual / Driving / Hill start assist

To aid starting on a gradient, your vehicle is equipped with a system which keeps it immobilised for a short time (about 2 seconds), the approximate time it takes to move 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.

With the driver's door closed.

Note: The hill start assist function cannot be deactivated.

The display of the message Hill start assist fault indicates a malfunction of the hill start assist function.

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

On an ascending slope, with the vehicle stationary, the vehicle is held for a brief moment when you release the brake pedal:

If you are in first gear or neutral with a manual gearbox.

If you are in D or M gear with an automatic gearbox.

On an descending slope, with the vehicle stationary and reverse gear engaged,

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

User Precautions:
Do not leave the vehicle while it is being held in the temporary immobilisation hill start assist phase.

If you need to exit the vehicle with the engine running, manually apply the parking brake and ensure that the warning If you need to exit the vehicle with the engine running, manually apply the parking brake and ensure that the warning lamp P (on the intrument panel) and the warning lamp P (on control A ) are permanently on.

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