Originally Posted by PECo
My 2012 Overland V8 4x4 is seemingly unaffected by gravity. Even in neutral, the grade on a hill has to be extremely steep before it will accelerate.
Maybe the 2012's have some sort of newtonian dampening system that changes the apparent mass of the vehicle that the 2011's didn't have.
Mine seems to be impacted by gravity well enough. Controllable enough with the lower gears on 35-40mph roads. But on 55-60mph roads with a 7% grade, mine wants to slide up to 70+.
One thing I was curious about last week is whether or not the brake lights come on when the hill descent kicks in. I know it does with the adaptive cruise, but a couple of times I noticed while in 4LO, 1st gear heading down a nice steep portion of the trail I would throttle up to 7-10mph or so so, come to a rock or something, let off the throttle and that hill descent would lurch the vehicle rapidly down to 1-2mph. I did have another vehicle behind me, not close by any means, but I never thought to ask them.