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28 minutes ago, Woodchal said:

The manual indicates that this does not appear in the MHEv editions - true?  if so why?

Interesting. A similar point came up in the Fiesta forum (link below). We thought they'd just possibly deleted the option to turn it off, but perhaps the feature has gone altogether.

In the Fiesta manual the feature is described with no mention of "except MHEV" though. Price lists for both models still refer to the feature, again with no mention of MHEV being excluded. Might be worth quizzing your dealer.

https://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/124462-help-with-new-fiesta-mk8/?tab=comments#comment-870733

 

 

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Perhaps I should have been clearer.  MHEV versions don’t appear to have hill start assist or at least there is no option to turn it on or off

Pg 224 of the manual (kind of) says (in Red here) and this option does not appear on my menu - not sure if it has hill start assist (non switchable) or no hill start assist at all

SWITCHING HILL START ASSIST ON AND OFF - MANUAL TRANSMISSION, VEHICLES WITH: 12.3 INCH INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DISPLAY SCREEN, EXCLUDING: MILD HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE (MHEV)

  1. Press the menu button on the steering wheel to enter the information display main menu.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Select Driver assistance.

  4. Select Hill start assist.

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I can check my MHEV Focus tomorrow but there's no mention about MHEVs not having it in the manual.

Does the MHEV Puma have auto hold?  That's what I've been using so far, considerably better than hill hold in my previous cars as it holds infinitely. 

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1 hour ago, TomsFocus said:

Does the MHEV Puma have auto hold? 

Unlike the Focus 4 the Puma has a manual handbrake, so I doubt it.

As we discussed on the Fiesta thread, it does seem unlikely that Ford would delete HSA altogether, more likely that (as with so many things now) they've removed the option to switch it off.

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the brochures list hill start assist as part of Traction Control System, with a note that it’s part of “driver assistance”, which I purchased.  I have emailed dealer to try to understand.

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1 hour ago, Eric Bloodaxe said:

Unlike the Focus 4 the Puma has a manual handbrake, so I doubt it.

As we discussed on the Fiesta thread, it does seem unlikely that Ford would delete HSA altogether, more likely that (as with so many things now) they've removed the option to switch it off.

A manual handbrake!?  Which decade are we in again? :biggrin:

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Easy to check if you have it or not. Come to a stand on a slope, apply footbrake firmly, then release brake and see if it holds for a few seconds before rolling back.

Best not to try this on a public road with someone behind you though (!) and note that it is only a few seconds, just enough time to get the right foot off the brake and onto the accelerator.

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1 hour ago, Eric Bloodaxe said:

Lol, bonus feature as far as I'm concerned!

I must admit it feels a bit like I've forgotten something...  Just stop on the driveway and it autoholds, switch the engine off and the EPB activates, get out of the car and poke the door handle to lock it...  Feel like I'm living in 2030!! :laugh:

Funny thing is I'm still instinctively reaching for the ignition key AFTER having pressed the start button. :laugh:

 

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22 minutes ago, TomsFocus said:

Funny thing is I'm still instinctively reaching for the ignition key AFTER having pressed the start button. :laugh:

 

I do that when swapping back to the Fiesta after driving my Mrs's SEAT. Then when I drive the SEAT again I'm pressing the button which isn't there!😀 

 

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