Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer
I haven't tried this as I haven't had to start on a very steep hill and practice does work on a slight slope. But I agree; there should be a way to override the hill holder with a trailer. .
Bobbie sounds like practice may be the key for sure. On the newer Outbacks there is a button on the left hand side of the steering wheel, you can push to turn it off - Isnt there the same on the newer Forester?
I do know that on the Subaru's prior to 2010 (there were actual a few years between 97 and 10 ??? when they stopped putting them on the Forester) there was a totally different system used and no buttons to push on or off - it was always on. Either way though I'm trying to understand why using either of the systems old or new, would make much of a difference while towing as they both basically do the same thing as when you where manually using the hand brake to hold the car just that the car is holding and releasing the hand brake for you.
PS I dont normally let dogs ride in the front with me either - but have had one or two who think that jumping up to the front seat is a good idea everyonce in awhile. I clip the seatbelt until I can get to a spot to pull over and return them to the rear.