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When I come to a stop on a hill, my car auto-stops, fine. But when I let go of the brake for it to auto-start, there's a slight lag and the car rolls back pretty strongly to the point that it thinks it's in reverse; the infotainment screen shows the parking sensors but does not load the reverse camera yet.

Anyone else have this issue?
 

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You can hold the brake until the car starts and slowly release it as you add pressure to the gas pedal to prevent it from going backwards. My mom's Compass with start/stop has the same issue
 

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Try this on flat ground first - when you are stopped and engine is stopped, ease off the brake pedal SLOWLY. You will notice that the engine starts after probably only 10-20% of pressure is released. Your hills might be steeper than mine, but with not very much practice you can use this to start the engine early, and then the "hill-assist" transmission mode does a better job of keeping you in place.
 

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With a little practice you can actually almost always prevent startstop from stoping the engine....as soon as car stops release the pressure on pedal to all that is needed for it not to move and start stop will not activate...on my car startstop is switched off but i have observed such behavior on many cars (rentals, auto manual etc)
 

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With a little practice you can actually almost always prevent startstop from stoping the engine....as soon as car stops release the pressure on pedal to all that is needed for it not to move and start stop will not activate...on my car startstop is switched off but i have observed such behavior on many cars (rentals, auto manual etc)
On my car the auto start/stop feature is automatically disabled whenever the car is stopped on a hill. I've never experienced any kind of problem with the car rolling back on the hill. I was under the impression that it is supposed to work like this. Pg. 152 of the owner's manual states: "In the event of stops uphill, engine switching off is disabled to make the "Hill Start Assist" function available (works only with running engine)."
 

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Yup, that's what mine does. I hate it. There are plenty of hills steep enough to rol backwards on but not steep enough to trigger the auto-disable.
 

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I hate start/stop so I always have mine turned off.
 

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I hate start/stop so I always have mine turned off.
Same here. And if I forget to do it right after starting up, I disable it the first time it stops the engine.
 
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When I come to a stop on a hill, my car auto-stops, fine. But when I let go of the brake for it to auto-start, there's a slight lag and the car rolls back pretty strongly to the point that it thinks it's in reverse; the infotainment screen shows the parking sensors but does not load the reverse camera yet.

Anyone else have this issue?
Hello WetsoX,

We understand why this would be rather concerning. If you end up going into the dealership, please let us know. We're available via direct message and would be glad to help with this process.

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Interesting - this happened to me twice in the past week. Was wondering what the **** was going on. Glad it's not just me.
 

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I've gotten use to the auto stop/start setup, it's definitely a slower and abrupt system compared to what I've experienced in Porsche and Audi vehicles. What I've found is that you only need to release slight pressure off the brake and then reapply full pressure to get the engine to start back up smoother. By anticipating when you get the engine going, you'll avoid it rolling backwards. It's almost like I'm driving a manual again. ?
 
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