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Does your X role (fwd or bkwd) when you stop on an incline?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by acal, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. acal

    acal Member

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    I've got creap mode off. Talking to a Tesla sales rep he mentioned that it should essentially place itself in park when you have your feet off both pedals and it's at a dead stop. Mine doesn't..if I'm on even a modest incline it'll role fwd (or bkwd).

    Does yours stay put or also roll?
     
  2. Anzir

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    You have to hold the brake until you see the (H) light up in the instrument panel. Then you can remove your foot from the brake. Otherwise it rolls.
     
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  3. bayx

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    I don't think it's a dead stop, it will roll...
     
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    This^
    A light press on the brake pedal is all it takes to activate hill hold when creep is off. But it's not an automatic function, you have to consciously do it. I much prefer it to creep mode in most scenarios.
     
  5. rainforest

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    That's why I keep creep on. With creep on, the car never rolls backwards, even if you forget to enable the hill hold function. I saw somebody on this forum accidentally roll backwards when he forgot to enable (H), and he hit the guy behind him.
     
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    True, but I find creep annoying when I don't want the car to creep, which is most of the time in practice. Using hill hold becomes second nature after a short time and you don't have to press the brake very hard to activate it like you do when it's in creep mode. Basically just a light tap to make it stay put on any incline, however steep. I'm not sure creep alone would hold it back on a very steep hill, not something I've tested personally.
     
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    It's all a matter of preference. I prefer a manual transmission or sequential gearbox, so I detest creep and I have my foot on the brake if I don't want to roll. I love the hill hold feature on the Tesla though, since it let's me relax the brake foot, but I always visually confirm hill hold.

    If you prefer automatics, then you're likely to prefer creep on. I've been tapped more than once though by somebody at a light who crept into me, so I'll adamantly disagree with anyone who argues creep on or creep off is safer. Paying attention to what you're doing behind the wheel of a multi-ton vehicle is the safer solution.
     
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    thank you!
     
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    Coming from a conventional auto, creep is the easy option as it behaves the same way. I came from driving a mixture of autos and manual transmissions so I wasn't too fussed either way. If find creep off is certainly more convenient in most daily driving scenarios.

    I too love the hill hold on the Tesla. Other cars have it too, but they usually rely on an inclinometer to switch it on which I find can be hit or miss. Tesla's simply but very effective manual implementation is perfect! I've never once missed having a conventional handbrake in the Tesla, even with creep off when the hill hold becomes an essential feature.
     
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    See this thread. It’s annoyed me for years.

    Creep Mode.. drifting backwards...a third option needed?

    I wish they would implement the following:

    When in drive (“D”), if the car shifts from forward movement to slow backward movement, the car should immediately go into hold and alert the driver.
     
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