How to Turn off Toyota’s Downhill Assist Feature

February 13th, 2019 by

How to Turn off Toyota's Downhill Assist Feature

If you just purchased a new Toyota, you’re learning all about the new features of your vehicle, such as technology, safety features, and more. One feature you may come across is the downhill assist feature. If you are wondering how to turn off Toyota’s Downhill Assist feature or learn how to use it, read more.

What is Toyota’s Downhill Assist Feature?

Toyota’s downhill assist control system helps the vehicle maintain a constant low speed of about 3 mph when descending a steep hill. The downhill assist feature functions without brake pedal operation.

How to Turn off Toyota’s Downhill Assist Feature

  1. Activate the downhill assist control system by pressing the “DAC” switch.
  2. The downhill assist control system indicator will turn on, confirming the system is activated.
  3. Simply press the switch again to turn the system off.
  4. While the downhill assist control system is operating, the slip indicator will flash, indicating that the system is operating. This will make the stop lights and high mounted stoplight will turn on.

The Downhill Assist Control system will not operate in the following situations:

  1. The shift lever is not in 1 range of s mode or r
  2. The vehicle speed is higher than 15 mph
  3. If the accelerator or brake pedal is depressed, the downhill assist control system will stop operating with the downhill assist control system indicator still on.

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Now that you know how to turn off Toyota’s Downhill Assist feature, you are ready to get on the road. If you still need some help with learning more about how your Wilde Toyota, call us today! Our dedicated staff is always here to help you every step of the way! For more Tech tips and news, follow Wilde Toyota on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

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