When is it actually supposed to engage? There is a hill that I hit everyday on my way home from work. I know it's more than a 20% incline. If I let go of the brake and accelorator, she just speeds up. Any imput? Thanks.
The Hill Climb Assist (HCA) is only a low range gear feature and does not seem to be a shipping feature on US cars. The US website considers this feature a "delayed introduction" item. Can anyone verify whether this is on their US car?
My car's VIN ends in 40xxx which was manufactured in 11/2003. The window sticker that came on my car does not list it in the "Performance and Handling" section of the standard VW sticker. However, my window sticker mentions all the other three letter features: HBA, EDL, ABS, ESP, EBD, EBA and ASR. Unless your VIN is higher than mine, it is unlikely that your car has this feature (if you have a US vehicle).
My bad. I reread hjimzafVW's original post and I think you are right. hjimzafVW's use of "incline" instead of "decline" threw me off. According to the manual, HDA kicks in automatically in low range gear only on a decline pitch greater than 20%. Though the US VW site indicates that HDA is a standard feature, my window sticker doesn't list it. So either my rig has neither HDA or HCA, or the window sticker is incomplete.