Join Date: Sep 2011
Car: 2011 SSM Outback 2.5i Premium
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You don't pull out on the hill holder button, you pull out on the parking brake button. I've had my OB for 8 months now, i don't recall the thresholds but I know how the functions work.
Hill holder. Push the button either when you start driving or at any time before you reach the hill, stop on the hill and the brake will engage. When you want to start moving again, just tap the gas the brake releases.
Brake, once engaged it will release with a tap of the gas (pulling the brake "button" from the bottom will also release), but it requires the driver be buckled in. I have a decent hill leading to my garage, I use my parking brake on a regular basis.
I know this stuff is explained in the manual. I just can't copy and paste it right now since the online manual isn't working.
AWDFTW, all of the 4th-gen OB's have hill holder.