Hill Launch Assist (HLA) is a function which assists the driver in accelerating from a stop while on a slope. When the driver releases the brake pedal and depresses the accelerator pedal while on a slope, the function prevents the vehicle from rolling. The braking force is maintained automatically after the brake pedal is released on a steep grade.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) operates on a downward slope when the selector lever is in the reverse (R) position, and on an upward slope when the selector lever is in a forward gear.
Do not rely completely on Hill Launch Assist (HLA):
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) is an auxiliary device for accelerating from a stop on a slope. The system only operates for about two seconds and therefore, relying only on the system, when accelerating from a stop is dangerous because the vehicle may move (roll) unexpectedly and cause an accident.
The vehicle could roll depending on the vehicle's load or if it is towing something.
Always confirm the safety around the vehicle before starting to drive the vehicle.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) does not operate on a gentle slope. In addition, the gradient of the slope on which the system will operate changes depending on the vehicle's load.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) does not operate if the parking brake is applied, or if the vehicle has not stopped completely.
While Hill Launch Assist (HLA) is operating, the brake pedal may feel stiff and vibrate, however, this does not indicate a malfunction.
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) does not operate while the TCS/DSC indicator light is illuminated.
Refer to Warning/Indicator Lights (Search).
Hill Launch Assist (HLA) does not turn off even if the TCS OFF switch is pressed to turn off the TCS.