Ford Kuga
 Owners Manual
Hill Start Assist


  • The system does not replace the parking brake. When you leave your vehicle, always apply the parking brake and move the transmission selector lever into position P (Park).
  • You must remain in your vehicle once you have turned the system on.
  • During all times, you are responsible for controlling your vehicle, supervising the system and intervening, if required.
  • If the engine is revved excessively or if a malfunction is detected, the system will turn off.

The system makes it easier to pull away when your vehicle is on a slope without the need to use the parking brake.

When the system is active, your vehicle will remain stationary on the slope for two to three seconds after you release the brake pedal. This allows you time to move your foot from the brake to the accelerator pedal. The brakes are released automatically once the engine has developed sufficient drive to prevent your vehicle from rolling down the slope. This is an advantage when pulling away on a slope, (for example from a car park ramp, traffic lights or when reversing uphill into a parking space).

The system will turn on automatically on any slope which can result in significant vehicle rollback.

Using Hill Start Assist

1. Press the brake pedal to bring your vehicle to a complete standstill. Keep the brake pedal pressed.

2. If the sensors detect that your vehicle is on a slope, the system will turn on automatically.

3. When you remove your foot from the brake pedal, your vehicle will remain on the slope without rolling away for approximately two or three seconds.

This hold time will automatically be extended if you are in the process of driving off.

4. Drive off in the normal manner. The brakes will be released automatically.

Switching the System On and Off

Note: You can only switch the system on and off if your vehicle has a manual transmission.

Note: The system will remain on or off depending on how it was last set.

Your vehicle comes with this feature already enabled. If required, you can switch this feature off using the information display.

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