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Hi, I picked up my longitude Automatic on Wednesday, when stopped at lights, as soon as I take the foot off the break, the car starts to roll backwards? Is this something to do with the stop/start function, should I be putting the car into park or something? Sorry if this is a dumb question, my previous car was an old wee nissan micra (also automatic) and I never had any issues with it. I am worried that I am going to end up rolling right back into the car behind. Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Hi, I picked up my longitude Automatic on Wednesday, when stopped at lights, as soon as I take the foot off the break, the car starts to roll backwards? Is this something to do with the stop/start function, should I be putting the car into park or something? Sorry if this is a dumb question, my previous car was an old wee nissan micra (also automatic) and I never had any issues with it. I am worried that I am going to end up rolling right back into the car behind. Thanks in advance for any help.
In UConnect there is a Hill Start Assist, which should solve your problem, at least that's where it is on my 2015 Limited.
 

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I would think it depended on how steep the hill was. With a steep enough incline, even automatics can roll backwards. Like wyliec said, if you use hill start assist it should put your mind at ease just in case.
 

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Automatic transmission should be able to hold vehicle on a slight incline. If it rolls backward there might be issues with gearbox or torque converter.
And yes, set you hill assist ON.
 

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Thanks for replying, I had a good look for the "hill start assist" and couldn't find it anywhere. I did switch off the stop/start, and this seems to have resolved the issue. Thanks.
 
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