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      04-05-2010 10:24 PM #1
      I was just flipping through my GTI manual and there's a section in 3.2 that talks about the Hill Hold feature. Does our GTI have this feature because I've never heard of it until now. I tried it...and well, my car rolls back haha, so I'm under the impression we don't. Can anyone confirm?

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      04-05-2010 10:42 PM #2
      No. I've seen it in the Passat. It's a button you push that holds the car in place when you're on a hill so it doesn't roll back on take-off. I never drove one with a DSG, but I think it only came on the manual cars. The Passat also has a push button e-brake.

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      04-05-2010 10:51 PM #3
      For manual transmissions, you keep your right foot on the brake, put it in 1st gear, and begin to let out the clutch. Let it out to the correct point (you might need to practice to get it right) and you can release the brake without the car rolling backward (without having to give it any gas).

      This is how it worked on my 08 GTI and I would assume it's the same on new ones. I'm not sure if that's the feature you're talking about, but I never rolled backward doing that.


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      04-05-2010 10:57 PM #4
      I do not remembr this in my 06 manual.

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      04-05-2010 11:04 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by BarryT82 »
      ...I never drove one with a DSG, but I think it only came on the manual cars. The Passat also has a push button e-brake.

      Na, we have a DSG Passat and it has hill hold. Aside from a button to activate it, you can also set it to always be active from the MFD menu.

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      04-05-2010 11:04 PM #6
      The clutch is a lot different on the new GTI's compared to the 06 GLI I had before. It's very soft.

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      04-05-2010 11:06 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by BarryT82 »
      The clutch is a lot different on the new GTI's compared to the 06 GLI I had before. It's very soft.

      hmmm dare i go back to manual trans when i change my car next year??


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      04-06-2010 12:47 AM #8
      Agreed.. I work at VW dealership and drive new cars all day and I noticed that too. Alot softer then my 06 Passat 6M.

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      04-06-2010 01:58 AM #9
      My DSG has hill hold. Makes for some odd brake pedal feel on hills.
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      04-06-2010 08:04 AM #10
      All VW cars come with a hill hold feature. It's in the manual under "handbrake".

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      04-06-2010 09:21 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by jmblur »
      My DSG has hill hold. Makes for some odd brake pedal feel on hills.

      2nd that. When it kicks in, I feel the foot brake became hard.

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      04-06-2010 11:15 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by bubuski »

      2nd that. When it kicks in, I feel the foot brake became hard.

      How is that activated?


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      04-06-2010 11:23 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by gtitrini »

      How is that activated?

      Automatically when the vehicle is at an incline. even slight inclines.

      Once I take my foot off the brake to move, the vehicle holds in place. If I happen to change my mind and put my foot back on the brake...then I fell the brake pedal stiff.

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      04-06-2010 11:39 AM #14
      I've never really noticed this in my 2008 MKV.
      I even remember rolling back once on a steep incline.

      Could this be an unpublished update?
      I don't see it anywhere on the website.


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      04-06-2010 01:21 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by 95siguy »
      For manual transmissions, you keep your right foot on the brake, put it in 1st gear, and begin to let out the clutch. Let it out to the correct point (you might need to practice to get it right) and you can release the brake without the car rolling backward (without having to give it any gas).

      This is how it worked on my 08 GTI and I would assume it's the same on new ones. I'm not sure if that's the feature you're talking about, but I never rolled backward doing that.

      This isn't a hill hold feature, this theoretically "idling" however your engine speed is so low that it doesn't move you forward...you are just putting strain on the tranny and engine.

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      04-06-2010 02:13 PM #16
      so it is not recomended: when on uphill lets say at a light, while holding the break, let go of the clutch slow enough for it to catch *(i found that sweet spot on my gf's MKV) so not to roll back i just slowly let go of the cluth once i feel it catch enough no to roll back i just let go of the break and prepare to give gas on green light. i've been told oll manuals do this, and its no big deal.
      i have my '10 GOLF TDI on the way.*(stick) and as in previous manual cars i've driven, i plan on doing same thing, please let me know if its not recomended. as i have yet much to learn about driving a stick. *(although having learned to drive stick when i was 15, here in US its not too ofter i get to drive them.) so i've forgotten few things and any advise would be great.

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      04-06-2010 03:45 PM #17
      The 2010 Passat features states the following but this seems to be the AUTO HOLD function (button) which is located near the shifter.

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      Auto-hold function: hill-hold ensures that the vehicle will stop automatically as soon as it has come to a standstill while driving forwards or backwards, uphill or downhill

      http://www.vw.com/passat/compl...ndard

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      04-06-2010 04:00 PM #18
      Hill Hold is different from Auto Hold, as found in the manual and automatic B6 Passats and CCs. Auto Hold works everytime the car is stopped if you have it turned on (via a console switch) and allows you take your foot off the brake without having the vehicle move at all. Hill Hold only applies to DSG-equipped cars and I think it started being introduced with the '09 Jetta TDIs. Hill Hold, contrary to Auto Hold, only works when the vehicle comes to a stop on an uphill gradient (works in Reverse or Drive/Sport/Tiptronic). When you move your foot off the brake pedal, brake pressure is maintained for a couple seconds so the vehicle doesn't roll backwards while you are moving your foot from the brake to the accelerator. Hill Hold will not hold the vehicle stationary indefinitely like Auto Hold will; if you don't apply pressure to the accelerator, the DSG clutch will begin to engage and the vehicle will attempt to creep forward.

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