When the vehicle is stopped on a hill, the hill
start assist system automatically keeps
the brakes applied to help prevent the ve-
hicle from rolling backward in the time it
takes the driver to release the brake pedal
and apply the accelerator.
The hill start assist system will operate au-
tomatically under the following conditions:
• The transmission is shifted to a forward
or reverse gear.
• The vehicle is stopped completely on a
hill by applying the brake. The maximum
holding time is 2 seconds. After 2 sec-
onds the vehicle will begin to roll back and
the hill start assist system will stop oper-
The hill start assist system will not operate
when the shift lever is placed in the N (Neu-
tral) or P (Park) position or on a flat and level
The RSS sounds a tone to inform the driver
of obstacles near the bumper.
When the “DISPLAY” key is on, the sonar
view will automatically appear in the
touch-screen display. An additional view of
the sonar status will appear in the vehicle
information display for reference.
The RSS is a convenience but it is not
a substitute for proper parking.
The driver is always responsible for
safety during parking and other ma-
neuvers. Always look around and
check that it is safe to do so before
Read and understand the limitations
of the RSS as contained in this sec-
tion. The colors of the corner sonar
indicator and the distance guide
lines in the rear view indicate differ-
ent distances to the object.
sources such as an automatic car
brakes or a pneumatic drill may af-
fect the function of the system; this
may include reduced performance or
a false activation.
This function is designed as an aid to
the driver in detecting large station-
ary objects to help avoid damaging
REAR SONAR SYSTEM (RSS) (if so
Starting and driving