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I descended a very steep switchback today, one I usually use a 4-wheeler for. In low and 4WD, my Compass seemed like it was breaking for me all the way down. I didn't have to use the breaks at all w/ my foot. It felt very safe and slow, but also was noisy, jerky, and weird. Is this normal? I do have the trail-rated, off-road package. I love this jeep. Great clearance.
 

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Thanks for the info. I just wish they had put the "hill descent break assist" in the owners manual. Good info to have.:)
 

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CVT is fully engaged all the time. Drop off the gas and engine braking takes hold since there isn't a neutral type slippage as a normal automatic transmission has. They don't coast worth a hoot because of that. You'd have to pop it into neutral gear to coast.
 

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You can disable hill decent control, by turning ESP Full off, then when you are in the low FDII mode everything works the same minus the hill decent control
 
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