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So the other day i did a wheel swap so i could have cruise control. While i was activating this through foCCCus i thought i'd add the hill start as well. Took for a quick test drive and the cruise and hillstart worked perfect. Next time i went for a drive hillstart is not working. There is no message saying hillstart not availible and it is switched on the menus. The cruise has continued to work fine. Any ideas anyone? I initialized the ecu after writing to bcm in foCCCus and then used forscan to remove the errors. No warning lights or faults are on.. thanks

 

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I sort of has the same issue on my 2013 titanium   it turns out, having sent it back to Ford that the hill start although activated only holds the car for a couple of seconds,  literally!,

just enough for you to pull away,

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yeah, and it won't hold if you've just rested your foot on the brake to keep the car stationary, you need to give th brake pedal a good boot before pulling off.  Works long enough for start-stop to restart and take off...

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Hill Start Assist does not work correctly on some early ABS module software versions. This can be solved by updating the ABS module software to the latest version. Later software version fully support the Hill Start Assist functionality.

Updating the ABS module software can be done by a Ford dealer. Do not try to update the ABS module software with the FoCCCus software. This often results in a bricked ABS module.

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  • 10 months later...
On 8/5/2017 at 9:25 AM, JW1982 said:

Hill Start Assist does not work correctly on some early ABS module software versions. This can be solved by updating the ABS module software to the latest version. Later software version fully support the Hill Start Assist functionality.

Updating the ABS module software can be done by a Ford dealer. Do not try to update the ABS module software with the FoCCCus software. This often results in a bricked ABS module.

How would I know from which ABS version the hill start works fine by simply enabling it through FoCCCus?

Is there any documentation on that?

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Iv noticed my hill start needs a real gud kicki g to operate it. And clutch also has to be depressed. It onky does it on gradients above 30 degrees too aparantly. I sometimes have to push pedal down quite hard about 3 times to operate it.

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As I said earlier, why go to all of that bother when you can easily learn how to do hill starts with the handbrake - it's very easy - and thereby avoid dazzling the driver behind with your brake lights?

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Xenons in reflector lenses are now a major MOT fail so you shouldn't get issues with them now.  But some of the LED brake lights are just as blinding tbh, not much you can do about them with so many autos (or semi autos) about these days.  

I don't find the HSA particularly effective, maybe I'm not pressing the pedal hard enough, or maybe the inclines aren't steep enough, but I rarely feel it kick in at all.  With the awful clutch and jumpy engine in mine it's not easy to get a clean hill start in traffic, fine if no-ones in front and I can give it the boot though lol.

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