Originally Posted by Geebee69
I just got my 2014 overland crd with OAPii and I realised after delivery that it had no up hill selec speed. The dealer now tels me that up hill ascent control is not available on the MY14 overland CRD. Is this true ? He informed me that it's only available on the 5.7v8 .( Australia model). Any one out there have up hill ascent control?
This is correct for the CRD, I will explain further.
Originally Posted by bill_de
Hill assist and hill ascent control IIRC are two different things.
Hill assist is the one that is selected in the EVIC.
At least that is my understanding.
Edit - I just looked at my Jeep and the owner's manual. The manual shows a picture of the "Select Terrain Switch" in the section on 'Hill Decent Control'. On the button for this feature it shows a picture of a Jeep going down hill. At the end of the section they show a picture of the "Select Terrain Switch" with a picture on that button of a Jeep on level ground. In the caption they refer to this as 'Select Speed Control'. That is the picture on mine. I could not find any other reference in the OM v-5 to 'Select Speed Control'. I will guess that one is ascent/descent control and the other is only descent control.
Maybe Willx or Milous can shed some light on this.
There are three different things in play here.
The Hill Assist is a brake roll back assist for Hill starts which can be enabled in the Connect Settings system.
Hill Ascent and Hill Descent are the other two. Hill Descent Control is included on the Diesel and can be engaged to maintain down slope speed as Bill as noted. Hill Ascent Control though part of the Select Speed Control system is not on the CRD currently. It allows you to use the paddle shifters to increase and decrease your crawl rate up hill. Last I heard this was not to be implemented on CRD until the 2015 Model Year. I believe this has something to do with some challenges in controlling the throttle and speed of the diesel (not a problem of "doing it" but rather implementing it in a way that gives a proper feel and feedback with the higher torque).