Subaru Forester: X-MODE (if equipped) / Hill descent control function

The hill descent control function will be in standby mode when the X-MODE is activated and the vehicle speed is less than approximately 12 mph (20 km/h).

The function will operate when the vehicle speed is less than approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) and the accelerator ratio is less than approximately 10%.

The function will turn off when the vehicle speed is more than approximately 12 mph (20 km/h) and the accelerator pedal is depressed.

CAUTION

The braking power of the hill descent control function may not be sufficient when strong braking power is needed (e.g., when towing a trailer).

NOTE

  • Even while the hill descent control function is operating, you can vary the vehicle speed using the brake pedal or accelerator pedal.
  • During braking by the hill descent control function, the hill descent control indicator will flash.
  • The hill descent control function is operable regardless of the gradient of the road.
  • The hill descent control function may be considered normal when the following conditions occur.
    • An operating sound is heard briefly from the engine compartment while the hill descent control function is operating.
    • The sensation of depressing the brake pedal is different, (harder than usual etc.) when the brake pedal is depressed during hill descent control function operation.

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