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I noticed today that with the e-brake on, if I press the gas that the e brake disengages. Is that safe for the car? I felt almost a clicking sound as if I shouldn't be doing that and instead sound be disengaging manually
 

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It just felt like I was grinding something. Made me not want to try it again after 2 times
 

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IF you were hearing grinding sounds you should definitely have it checked....I always disengage it with the button but on occasions I forget it release smoothly...

How does you hill assistance behave? Same grinding or smooth release? It is basicaly same thing as E brake
 

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I noticed today that with the e-brake on, if I press the gas that the e brake disengages. Is that safe for the car? I felt almost a clicking sound as if I shouldn't be doing that and instead sound be disengaging manually
The e brake is supposed to disengage when gas pedal is pressed. There will be a slight mechanical lag as the e brake releases as the car starts moving, which is probably the sound you are hearing.

While this is how this this works, I would probably not encourage using this method of disengaging the e brake on a regular basis.
 

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IF you were hearing grinding sounds you should definitely have it checked....I always disengage it with the button but on occasions I forget it release smoothly...

How does you hill assistance behave? Same grinding or smooth release? It is basicaly same thing as E brake
I believe the hill start assist feature uses the regular brakes, not the parking brake (separate caliper).
 

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Never tried hill start.

There certainly was lag and a mechanical sound. Don't think I'm going try it again unless I forget to manually disengage
 

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I use hill start every day. There is a momentary lag as it disengages when you press the throttle. It also disengages a few seconds after you release the brake. No grinding though. It is a useful feature if you are in a hilly area. Instead of not using it you should have your service department look at it next time you have the car in for service.
 

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Normal function is for the eBrake to release if:

1) Drivers seatbelt is buckled.
2) Shifter is placed in “D” or “R”
3) Any throttle pressure is applied


You can also apply the eBrake at a traffic light, and it will auto release with throttle pressure.
 

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Yes. Remember the e-brake's purpose is to keep a PARKED vehicle stopped in the event of parking pawl failure in an automatic transmission (or jumping out of gear in a manual).
 

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Normal function is for the eBrake to release if:

1) Drivers seatbelt is buckled.
2) Shifter is placed in “D” or “R”
3) Any throttle pressure is applied


You can also apply the eBrake at a traffic light, and it will auto release with throttle pressure.
Is it any of the 3 or all 3?
 

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I noticed today that with the e-brake on, if I press the gas that the e brake disengages. Is that safe for the car? I felt almost a clicking sound as if I shouldn't be doing that and instead sound be disengaging manually
You can disable this in using the infotainment center in setup mode. My parking brake only engages when I tell it to, and only disengages when I tell it to.

I think hill start can also be disabled as well. I know mine is enabled, but most of our roads are flat. I'm sure it's worked a few times, but not with any issues. The hill start in my 4C isn't as smooth and I defiantly can feel it working, but only when it actually needs to work.
 

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You can disable this in using the infotainment center in setup mode. My parking brake only engages when I tell it to, and only disengages when I tell it to.

I think hill start can also be disabled as well. I know mine is enabled, but most of our roads are flat. I'm sure it's worked a few times, but not with any issues. The hill start in my 4C isn't as smooth and I defiantly can feel it working, but only when it actually needs to work.
I do not see any hill start assist configuration item on my car. Maybe I missed it...

Anyway, what exactly is hill start assist supposed to help with in a car with a slush box? Just 2 foot the pedals and take off. I don't like the "pop" it makes as it disengages.
 

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I do not see any hill start assist configuration item on my car. Maybe I missed it...

Anyway, what exactly is hill start assist supposed to help with in a car with a slush box? Just 2 foot the pedals and take off. I don't like the "pop" it makes as it disengages.
It may not have a hill start enable/disable. I can't recall. There are some minor differences between 2017 & 2018 models, 2019 will see some minor changes as well.

Most drivers/car owners are not 'into' their cars. They just drive, and leave it at that. This means they use one foot, and never think to two-foot-it on a hill. The hill start is for all those other people.
 

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It may not have a hill start enable/disable. I can't recall. There are some minor differences between 2017 & 2018 models, 2019 will see some minor changes as well.

Most drivers/car owners are not 'into' their cars. They just drive, and leave it at that. This means they use one foot, and never think to two-foot-it on a hill. The hill start is for all those other people.
Like the person in the in Lexus front of me 3 weeks ago at a stop light? He was slowly rolling back down the hill at me. I blast horn--nothing. I take my foot off my brake, nothing--hill start engaged. I try to get it into neutral, nothing--oops gotta have a foot on the brake (btw, Giulia takes her own sweet time deciding that you have a foot on the brake in this regard). It's a good thing the Lexus driver finally woke up (after 5 seconds of me yelling "don't smash my grill") and applied his brakes.

If you want to see Giulia get seriously and inconveniently confused btw, try leaving auto start-stop on and then pop the transmission into neutral (to make a smoother stop) as you approach the stop.
 
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