Do you have a Kia Picanto- a very dangerous feature you need to be ware of that is not in the manual

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  • EnPointe
    EnPointe Posts: 355 Forumite
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    daveyjp said:
    The only dangerous feature appears to be the driver.  Stop, handbrake on or if an auto into Park.
    Does seem like it  it's wetware issues here.  
  • forgotmyname
    forgotmyname Posts: 32,545 Forumite
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    Reminds me of an ancient top gear episode where they tested a Subaru with the hill hold feature. The presenter could not get it
    to work.  Operator error, they needed to press the footbrake much harder than required to simply stop the car.

    The pedal had to be pushed past that point which triggered the hill hold feature.  Yeah I am old enough to remember when Top Gear
    actually tested cars the average person bought.

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  • facade
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    Reminds me of an ancient top gear episode where they tested a Subaru with the hill hold feature. The presenter could not get it
    to work.  Operator error, they needed to press the footbrake much harder than required to simply stop the car.

    The pedal had to be pushed past that point which triggered the hill hold feature.  Yeah I am old enough to remember when Top Gear
    actually tested cars the average person bought.


    Yes because it only holds the pressure that you applied on the back wheels, and releases the front, so you have to stamp the pedal down to have enough braking force at the back to hold the full weight of the car when the fronts release.


    The confusion is because cars with an electric handbrake have "hill start assist" too, the handbrake is would on fully by a motor when you pull up or switch off and park, and only releases when the car is straining to go, so it will do exactly what the OP expected.



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  • Goudy
    Goudy Posts: 1,481 Forumite
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    edited 29 January at 7:51AM
    Hill hold works if you press the brake pedal.
    So if you come to a stop on an incline by using the foot brake, then release the foot brake, it'll hold for 2 seconds.

    In this case the OP released the handbrake to set off expecting it to work, which they are now warning others, it doesn't, not on this type of car.
    If they had squeezed the brake pedal before/while/after releasing the handbrake, it should have worked.

    It would work automatically from releasing the handbrake if it was an auto.
    To select a gear from Park you have to hold the brake pedal down, so it automatically operates the hill hold because of that.

    You'd get the same holding effect with an electronic handbrake, which will hold indefinitely until you squeeze the accelerator if the electronic handbrake was engaged.  
  • Wonka_2
    Wonka_2 Posts: 641 Forumite
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    I’ve always used my left foot in conjunction with my right foot for hill starts. 
    When you feel the clutch bite - release the handbrake and continue to use a combination of right and left feet to gently pull away.
    No need for these new fangled things that sometimes work and sometimes don’t
    And this was always fun on my old manual Mercedes where the 'handbrake' was actually a 'footbrake' giving 4 pedals - all went well until a moved to a house on a 1 in 5 hill requiring parallel parking - it made for some interesting footwork 
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